Robert L. Newton, Merino


In 1880 Fayette County, Iowa, T.J. Newton is farming, 34, with Hilda 33. R. L. is 14, Helen 12, Elsie 10, Ellie 7, Eva 3, and Dora nine months.
In 1900 Lancaster County, Nebraska, Robert is a clerk in the county treasurer's office born Feb 1866 in Iowa
Evaline born August 1865 in Indiana is a school teacher. In 1910 Merino, Logan County, Robert L. is a merchant, 43, born in Iowa, with Emma Eveline 44 Indiana, married 19 years. Dorotha A. 9 and Hellen 5 were born in Nebraska.

Robert L. Newton cash-claimed a quarter in 32, 6N 54W in 1909, another in 30 and 31, 7N 54W in 1909, and another 40 acres in 32, 6N 54W in 1911.

Dorothy Newton graduated from Arvada High School in 1912.

Robert is a postmaster in 1920 Arvada, Colorado, with Eva, Dorothy, and Helen.

He's still the postmaster there in 1930, 64. Eva E. is 65, Helen E. 25 is teaching school.
"The 1930s brought hard times to Arvada and the surrounding agricultural community. The Stocke/Walter neighborhood continued to be a desirable residential area, attracting homeowners such as Arvada's fifth postmaster, Robert L. Newton (6709 Grandview Ave.) and Ralph A. Parsons, town trustee, police magistrate, and mayor pro tem, who lived at 7002 Grandview Ave."

The 1933 and 1934 directories had Mrs. Eva Newton at 5724 Saulsbury St., vacant in 1932. She was not there in 1938.


Helen is living alone in 1940 Denver, 35, teaching.

Dorothy Newton married Edward C. Whitcomb on July 5, 1921, recorded in Denver, divorcing in Denver may 23, 1927.
and in 1930 she's divorced 29, born in Nebraska, a telephone operator. in a big rooming house.


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