Debroah S. Nelson writes, "The notes
on the picture are from my Uncle Paul Newman ( ) He was born in
Jan of 1926 and my mother, Helen (babe in arms) was born in May
of 1929. In his notes: Dad is Clyde Nevin Newman and Mom is Alice
Clara Opel Newman. I would love to hear from any one who might
know any of the unknown people in the picture.
Notes on picture-
Paul E. Newman, firstname.lastname@example.org, writes, "Your mother and I were born along Route 40 in western Maryland, just east of Grantsville. My birth certificate reads "near Grantsville, Maryland". Grandfather Newman was in the lumber business, he had a sawmill on the east slope of Meadow Mountain. We lived in a house built at the mill, like a farm house to a barn. Grandpa lost it all as a result of the 1929 crash... Back to the Pike: I am attaching a photo taken at Grandfather's sawmill. At this late date I can not identify all the subjects, but for the ones I know:
Standing in the back row, left to right: Dad's younger brother Rowland
Newman; Grandfather Nevin R. Newman;
Grandmother Mary Newman; not sure of the next 2 ladies, the one with the
that could be Rowland's wife Geneva;
standing on the far right is Dad, and I believe a neighbor who lived across
the pike and worked at the sawmill, Charley Warren.
Middle row L - R: Unknown boy, 3 unknown ladies, They remind me a bit of
the Opel Clan, but not sure; on the right is
Mother holding your Mother, Helen;
Front row L - R: Unknown girl, sister Mildred shading her eyes; brother
Byard, me sitting up a level, and brother Clyde Albert "Fatty".
I can not exactly date the picture, but
from the size of your Mother and me, I place it in 1930-31, for
the mill was removed and be moved in 1932.
Love Uncle Paul"
This is from Paul's oldest sister Betty
Chavez, "Later, Daddy [Clyde Nevin Newman] started working
for the sawmill and N. R. Newman & Sons. They built a sawmill
on the Turner Farm. The Turner Farm was located along US Hwy 40,
west of Frostburg, MD, and just before the intersection of US
Hwy 2l9, which led east to Salisbury, PA. There was a creek with
a stone-arched bridge near where the sawmill was set up".
(Editor's note (Don Hartman): Mary Estella Glotfelty was born 14 Jul 1870. She was the wife of Nevin Russell Newman, b. 27 Oct 1862). Deborah Nelson, above, is my mother's 6th cousin and my father's 7th cousin. More on this family may be found at http://midatlantic.rootsweb.com/familyhart/)
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