Walter Raleigh Newell Sr.
Walter Riley Newell, Age 75, well-known farmer who was formerly
cashier of a Waltonville bank, died at 1:45 p.m. yesterday at his home west
Mr. Newell was born November 21, 1880 in the same house where he
died. He was the son of Ichabod and Ida (Philp) Newell.
He was married to Idella Mason December 22, 1902. After her death
he was married to Edna Jones, November 3, 1936, who survives.
He attended Ewing and McKendree Colleges and was a member of the
Methodist church at Waltonville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the
Waltonville Methodist church, conducted by the Rev. E. L. Gulley. Burial will
be in Knob Prairie cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home until noon
Thursday, at which time it will be removed to the church to lie in state
until the funeral hour.
Surviving are his wife; five sons, Marion and Mason of Waltonville,
Herbert, Albert and Walter Riley at home; two daughters, Mrs. Phil
Moore of Fort Madison, Iowa, and Miss Rosemary Newell, at home; nine
grandchildren, one brother, James P. Newell of Waltonville, and one sister,
Mrs. Elsie Hodge of Waltonville.
Twin sons died in infancy.
*Note* from submitter: Correct spelling of his name is Walter Raleigh
Newell and he died June 12, 1956.
Date: June 13, 1956
Submitted by: Rosemary Atkins