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Newton Photographs Collection : Miscellaneous Newell family photographs, 1800s-1900s - House -

Newton Photographs Collection : Miscellaneous Newell family photographs, 1800s-1900s - House -

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Title:
Newton Photographs Collection : Miscellaneous Newell family photographs, 1800s-1900s - House -
Description:
The Newell family of Newton, Massachusetts typifies the transition of a family of farmers into industrialists. The collection centers on George Franklin Newell (1850-1934) - photographs of himself, the Connecticut River at Turners Falls, Massachusetts, the hardware store where he worked as a teenager in Greenfield, Massachusetts, the Newell and Plimpton family house at 87 Chestnut Street in West Newton, Massachusetts and the grounds and outbuildings on that property. Newell was born on July 4, 1850 in Colrain, Massachusetts, attended Highland Military Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts, and worked at the hardware store of S. Allen's Sons in Greenfield and at the New Home Sewing Machine Company in Orange, Massachusetts. In 1872 he married Homera Vaughan of Homer, Louisiana and had 3 sons, Frank G. Newell, Clarence C. Newell, and Eugene Newell. Eugene drowned in 1903 at Turners Falls. He moved to West Newton, Massachusetts around 1882 and invented the machine for cutting and covering boot and shoe web-strap, which he developed into the George F. Newell Manufacturing Company of Boston and ran for 47 years. In 1883 he married Clara E. Plimpton of West Newton and had 2 children, Channing P. Newell and Florence Newell (Mrs. Winslow D. Robinson.) - Collection consists of sepia photographs mounted on cardboard - 87 Chestnut Street, West Newton (Plimpton & Newell Residence). View of 3 story wooden house, mansard roof, wrap around porch -
Contributor:
Newton Free Library
Date:
[ca. 1800–1999]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Newton Free Library
Collection (local):
Newell Family Misc
Subjects:
Newell, George Franklin, 1850-1934
Newell family--Photographs. Newton (Mass.)
Buildings, structures, etc. Newton (Mass.)
History--Pictorial works. Newton (Mass.)
History--Photographs. Newton (Mass.)
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Notes (date):
Item dated: 1800s-1900s
Language:
English
Identifier:
Newton_Newell_09
Referenced by:
http://library.minlib.net/record=b2872943