1880's Edgar L. Newell Photo, Springfield MA, Civil War 150th Illinois
On reverse: "Edgar L. Newell, Cutter J. West's Box Shop" is handwritten in fancy old dip pen ink. Photo type: Vintage Victorian Cabinet Card photograph. Photographer: B.F. Ogden & Sons (photographer Benjamin Ogden and his sons had galleries in Springfield, Holyoke, Pittsfield, Massachusetts and also Albany & Troy New York, NY., known to be Benjamin F. Ogden)
Edgar appears about 16-18 years of age, a school or college photo? The photo is light in tone. He wears an interesting small nehru collar. It was found in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Edgar Newell fought in the American Civil War in the 150th Illinois Infantry Co. A. He was born about 1847-49 in Massachusetts. His father was Nathan Newell, and his mother was Emily Newell, both born in NH. He was raised in Bloomington, Mclean County, Illinois. He fought in his teens in the 150th Illinois Infantry after enlisting in Worcester County, Mass.
His first wife was Florence Fisher Newell, whom he married in 1873. She died before 1880 and left him a widower with young 2 daughters. He married his second wife, Minnie F. Howe Avery Newell 1863-1940 on September 2, 1895, in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the age of 46. Edgar died there in 1931, and is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, with Minnie.
Edgar L Newell in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Birth Year: abt 1849.
Birth Place: Massachusetts
Home in 1860: Bloomington Ward 1, McLean County, Illinois
Household Name Age:
Nathan Newell 40
Emily B Newell 35
Edgar L Newell 11
Leonard O Newell 2
L H Iwan 22
Joseph Fitzsimmons 28
Edgar L Newell in the US Civil War Pension Index 1861-1934
Name: Edgar L Newell
State Filed: Massachusetts
Widow: Minnie F Newell
Edgar L Newell in the Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995
Name: Edgar L Newell
Company: A. Unit: 150th Illinois Infantry
Height: 5' 6 1/2.
Birth Date: Abt 1847
Birth Place: Worcester County, Massachusetts
War: Civil War Years: 1861-1865
Service Entry Age: 18
Service Entry Date: 30 Jan 1865
Service Entry Place: Bloomington, Illinois
Joined By Whom: C.D. PERRY
Period: 1 YR
Muster In Date: 10 Feb 1865
Muster In Place: Camp Butler, Illinois
Muster Out Date: 16 Jan 1866
Muster Out Place: Atlanta, Georgia GA
Muster Out By Whom: LT. EMMONS
Residence Place: Bloomington, McLean County, IL
Record Source: Illinois Civil War Muster & Descriptive Rolls
Edgar L Newell in the U.S., Civil War Soldier Records & Profiles 1861-1865.
Enlistment Date: 30 Jan 1865.
Rank at enlistment: Private.
State Served: Illinois
Survived the War?: Yes.
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Illinois 150th Infantry Regiment on 10 Feb 1865. Mustered out on 16 Jan 1866 at Atlanta, GA.
Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men
Edgar L Newell in the NH Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947
Marriage Date: 24 Sep 1873.
Event Type: Marriage.
Marriage Place: Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
Spouse Name: Florence Fisher Newell (first wife, died in 1880)
Edgar L . Newell in the 1880 US Federal Census
Birth Year: abt 1850.
Home in 1880: Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: New Hampshire
Mother's Birthplace: New Hampshire
Occupation: Works In Box Shop
Household Members: Name Age:
Edgar L. Newell 30
Edith C. Newell 5
Ernest F. Newell 3
Emma A. Fisher 49 (his Mother in Law)
Edgar L Newell in the 1900 US Federal Census
Birth Date: Jul 1849.
Home in 1900: Springfield Ward 2, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Minnie Newell (nee Minne Howe Merritt Newell)
Marriage Year: 1895
Years Married: 5
Both Parent's Birthplace: New Hampshire
Occupation: Operates a Box shop
Household Members: Name Age:
Edgar L Newell 50
Minnie Newell 37
Edwin M Meritt 20 (Step Son)
Antoniett A Meritt 19 (Step Daughter)
Agusta C Meritt 15 (Step Son: Augusta Merritt)
Lewis F Meritt 14 (Step Son)
Frank Cook 27 (boarder, machinist)
William Boordway 36 (Boarder, French, machinist)
Robert Merriam 23 (Boarder)
A beautiful old Newell family piece. It makes us so happy to find ancestors with so much genealogy info available online.
Size: 4.5 by 7 inches
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