91st PA: Newton Wallace

Newton Wallace

Before the war

He was born on 5 July 1841 (4, 10, 17; 3 (39 in 1880), 6 (20 in 1861), 8 (19 in 1860), 9 (30 in 1870), 10 (58 in 1900), 11 (69 in 1910), 12 (78 in 1920), 13 (20 in 1861), 14 (9 in 1850), 17 (83 at death in 1923)). He was born in Holland, Massachusetts (3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14). He was born to Hiram Wallace and Eliza Putnam (4, 14, 17).

In 1850, he was living in Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts (14). He was living with Hiram and Eliza Wallis (presumably his parents), Henry Wallis (presumably his brother), and Ebenezer Jackson (14). He had attended school within the year (14).

He was educated in Holland's public schools (17). He was trained in his father's grist mill and sawmill (17).

In 1860, he was living in Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts (8). He was a farm laborer (8).

When he enlisted in the 27th Massachusetts, he was a miller, and was living in Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts (6, 13).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light brown hair (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 October 1861 (1, 6, 13, 17). He was enlisted for three years, at Springfield, Massachusetts, by Captain Hubbard (?) (6). He was mustered into company I of the 27th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (6, 18).

He was temporarily assigned to the 91st Pennsylvania by order on 9 April 1862 (6, 15, 19). He was a private in company G (1, 19).

He was transferred on 21 June 1862 to "his own" 27th Massachusetts (1, 5, 6, 15, 19).

On 6 May 1864, he was wounded at Port Walthall Junction, Virginia (13).

He was mustered out on 29 October 1864, at Newbern, North Carolina (7, 13 [31 Oct 64]). He was a corporal then (13, 18).

After the war

On 18 November 1869, Thanksgiving Day, he married Adelle Elvira Harris (4, 10, 11, 17 [13 Nov], 18 [18 Nov]; see also 2, 3). She "was attired in her traveling dress of brown" (18). They had three children (10, 11, 18):

After the war, he lived for 25 years in Union, Connecticut, in the sawmill business (17, 18). He served as choir director for more than thirty years, and was also superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School (17). He was county sheriff, and served on the school board (17).

In 1870, he was living in Union, Tolland County, Connecticut (9). He was living with his wife Adelle (9). He was a sawyer (9).

In 1880, he was living in Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts (3). He was a sawyer (3). He was living with his wife, Adellem, and his daughters Edith and Lizzie, along with a boarder (3).

On 30 June 1880, he successfully applied for a pension (15).

In 1889, he moved to Ludlow, and was engineer for the Ludlow Manufacturing Associated (17, 18). He was also a policeman and detective (18).

In 1896, he moved to Amherst (17, 18). He lived there for twenty one years (17, 18). He was head engineer and electricial at the Massachusetts Agricultural College (17, 18). He served on the prudential comittee of the First Congregational Church there, and was also a deacon (17, 18).

In 1900, he was living at 6 Phillips Street, Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts (10). He was living with his wife Adelle, his children Lizzie and William, and a boarder (10). He was an engineer, at an agricultural college (10).

In 1910, he was living at 6 Phillips Street, in Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts (11). He was living with his wife Adelle and son William (11). He was a superintendent at an [illegible] and Light Plant (11).

He retired in 1917 (17, 18).

He was a member of the D P Corbin Post, Union, Connecticut, of the Grand Army of the Republic (17). He transferred to the EM Stanton Post, Amherst (17, 18).

On 19 November 1919, he and his wife celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary, in Blandford, Massachusetts (18).

In 1920, he was living on Main Street in Blandford Township, Hampden County, Massachusetts (12). He was living with his wife Adelle (12). He had no occupation (12).

For the last few years of his life, he lived with his daughter and her family, and spent the summer at their college at Lord's Point, Stonington, Connecticut (17).

He was ill for about one year before his death (17).

He died on 25 August 1923, at his son-in-law's house, in Huntington, Massachusetts (15, 16). The funeral was held at the Federated Church (16). On 28 August 1923, he was buried, in Wildwood Cemetery, Amherst, [Hampshire County, Massachusetts] (16).

His widow, Adelle E Wallace, successfully applied for a pension on 10 September 1923 from Massachusetts (2, 15).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Newton Wallace)

2 pension index, by name (supplied by Dennis Clowney) (Newton Wallace)

3 1880 US census, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Wales, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 284, microfilm series T9, film 534, page 174 C = 11 handwritten (Newton Wallace)

4 World Connect GEDCOM, supplied by Tita Wyatt (searched 8 Feb 04) (Newton Wallace)

5 company G, register of men transferred (Newton Wallace)

6 company G, descriptive roll, #86 (Newton Wallace)

7 1890 US census, Veterans' schedule, Massachusetts, *, supervisor's district 62, enumeration district 364, page 2 (Newton Wallace)

8 1860 US census, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holland (post office: Palmer), microfilm series M653, film 504, page 804 (Newton Wallace)

9 1870 US census, Connecticut, Tolland County, Union, microfilm series M593, film 115, page 200 = 12 handwritten (Newton Wallace)

10 1900 US census, Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Amherst Town, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district 614, microfilm series T623, film 653, page 7 A = 7 handwritten (Newton Wallace)

11 1910 US census, Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Amherst Town, supervisor's district [crossed out], enumeration district 677, microfilm series T624, film 593, page 39 A = 11 handwritten (Newton Wallace)

12 1920 US census, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Blandford Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 4, microfilm series T625, film 699, page 55 A = 2 handwritten (Newton Wallace)

13 Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, Massachusetts: Printed at the Norwood Press, 1932. Volume III, page 180. [Note: This does not mention his service in the 91st Pennsylvania.] (Newton E Wallace)

14 1850 US census, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holland, microfilm series M432, film 318, page 106 (Newton Wallis)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Newton Wallace)

16 'Funeral of Newton Wallace', Springfield Republican 28 August 1923, page 3 (Newton Wallace)

17 'Newton Wallace of Huntington dead', Springfield Republican, 26 August 1923, page 2 (Newton Wallace)

18 'Are 50 years wed', Springfield Republican, 19 November 1919, page 12 (Newton Wallace)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Newton Wallace)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
Find a Grave
(accessed 10 April 2011

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Newton Wallace in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holland, microfilm series M432, film 318, page 106]
line2627282930
Dwellings visited13    
Families visited16    
NameHiram WallisEliza "Newton "Henry "Ebenezer Jackson
Age40319146
Sexmfmmm
Color     
Occupation of males over 15Miller   Carpenter
Real estate owned1,000    
Birthplace" [sc. Mass]CtMass""
Married within year     
Attended school within year  1  
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holland (post office: Palmer), microfilm series M653, film 504, page 804]
[I did not transcribe the family at this residence, headed by C. B. Drake]
line37
Dwelling number[695]
Family number[812]
NameNewton Wallis [?]
Age19
Sexm
Color 
OccupationFarm Laborer
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birth" [sc. Mass]
Married within year 
Attended school within year1
Cannot read & write1
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1870 census

[1870 US census, Connecticut, Tolland County, Union, microfilm series M593, film 115, page 200 = 12 handwritten]
line12
Dwelling-house number99 
Family number110 
NameWallace Newton- Adelle
Age3019
SexMF
ColorWW
OccupationSawyer 
Real estate value  
Personal estate value  
BirthplaceMassMass
Father foreign born  
Mother foreign born  
Birth month if born within year Nov [?]
Marriage month if married within year  
Attended school past year  
Can't read  
Can't write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...  

1880 census

[1880 US census, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Wales, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 284, microfilm series T9, film 534, page 174 C = 11 handwritten]
line4041424344
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #102    
family visit #121    
nameWallace NewtonAdelleEdith ALizzie DBlodge George
colorWWWWW
sexMFFFM
age39293121
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterBoarder
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationSawyerKeeping House  Work in Saw Mill
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplaceMassMassConnConnMass
father's birthplaceMassMassMassMassMass
mother's birthplaceConnMassMassMassMass

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, Veterans' schedule, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Ludlow, supervisor's district 62, enumeration district 364, page 2]
[line] 14
[house] 102
[family] 142
[name] Newton Wallace
[rank] Corporal
[company] I
[unit] 22 Mas Inf.
[enlistment date] 15 Oct 1861
[discharge date] 29 Oct 1864
[length of service] 3 years, - months, 14 days
[post office address] Ludlow Mass
[disability incurred] wounded
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Amherst Town, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district 614, microfilm series T623, film 653, page 7 A = 7 handwritten]
line3940414243
streetPhillips Street
house number6    
dwelling number132    
family number154    
nameWallace Newton- Adelle E- Lizzie D- William NChilds Irving H
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonBoarder
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
birth dateJuly 1841Nov 1850Mar 1879June 1885Apr 1876
age5849211424
married?MMSSS
# years married3030   
mother of how many children? 3   
# of children living 3   
birthplaceMassachusettsMassachusettsConnecticutConnecticutMassachusetts
father's birthplaceMassachusettsMassachusettsMassachusettsMassachusettsNew Hampshire
mother's birthplaceConnecticutMassachusettsMassachusettsMassachusettsWisconsin
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationEngineer (Agricultural College) At SchoolAt SchoolStudent
# months not employed0    
# months in school  999
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedM    
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Amherst Town, supervisor's district [crossed out], enumeration district 677, microfilm series T624, film 593, page 39 A = 11 handwritten]
line383940
streetPhillips Street
house nr6  
dwelling nr241  
family nr256  
nameWallace Newton- Adell A- William N
relationshipHeadWifeSon
sexMFM
colorWWW
age695924
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage3030 
mother of # children 3 
mother of # living children 2 
birthplaceMassachusettsMassachusettsConnecticut
father's birthplaceMassachusettsMassachusettsMassachusetts
mother's birthplaceConnecticutMassachusettsMassachusetts
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationSuperintendentNoneNone
nature of industry etc.[illegible] and Light Plant  
employer etc.W  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No  
# weeks out of work 19090  
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  yes
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Blandford Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 4, microfilm series T625, film 699, page 55 A = 2 handwritten]
line89
streetMain Street
house numberx 
dwelling visit number9 
family visit number12 
nameWallace Newton- Adelle E
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentR 
free/mortgaged (if owned)  
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7869
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placeMassachusettsMassachusetts
native language  
father's birthplaceMassachusettsMassachusetts
father's native language  
mother's birthplaceConnecticutMassachusetts
mother's native language  
can speak Englishyesyes
occupationNoneNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 May 2015, from Fold3]


Wallace Newton
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
This man was temporarily attached to the organi-
zation named above. This cards are filed with the
27 Mass I
to which organization he belonged.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

funeral

['Funeral of Newton Wallace', Springfield Republican 28 August 1923, page 3]
[transcribe 10 April 2011, from GenealogyBank]

HUNTINGTON
Funeral of Newton Wallace

Huntington, Aug. 27.--The funeral of Newton Wallace, who died Saturday at the home of his son-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. Irving H. Childs of Maple street, was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Federated church. Rev. James W. Higgins officiated. The bearers were Dea J. G. Oliver, Dea C. F. [?] Hamblin, Irvin L. Pomeroy, Almond G. Knox, Henry J. Knox and Cyril Crowther. The Grand Army post of Amherst held services at the grave. Burial was in Wildwood cemetery, Amherst.

obituary

['Newton Wallace of Huntington dead', Springfield Republican, 26 August 1923, page 2]
[transcribe 10 April 2011, from GenealogyBank]

NEWTON WALLACE OF HUNTINGTON DEAD
Former Resident of Amherst--Was Veteran of the Civil War

Huntington, Aug. 25--Newton Wallace, 83, died early today at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Rev and Mrs I. H. Childs, on Maple street. He was born in Holland, July 5, 1841, the son of Hiram and Eliza Putnam Wallace. He was educated in the public schools of that town and got his training in his father's grist mill and sawmill. He enlisted October 15, 1861 in the 27th Massachusetts infantry and served for over three years in the Civil war, receiving an honorable discharge with rank as corporal.

After the war, he went into the sawmill business for himself in Union, Ct., where he resided for the next 25 years. On November 13, 1869, he married Adelle E. Harris of Holland. While living in Union, Mr Wallace was prominent in town and church affairs; for over 30 years he served as choir leader and a part of the time as superintendent of the Methodist Sunday-school. He was also county sheriff, and a member of the school board. In 1880, he moved his family to Ludlow, where he lived for seven years, being engineer for the Ludlow Manufacturing associates.

In 1896 Mr Wallace moved to Amherst, where for 21 years, until his retirement in 1917, he was head engineer and electrician at the Massachusetts Agricultural college. While in Amherst he was connected with the First Congregational church, serving on its prudential committee and acting for a while as deacon of the church.

Mr Wallace was charter member of the D. P. Corbin Grand Army post in Union, Ct., of which he was commander for two years. For eight years he was a member of the Wilcox post in Springfield and was then transferred to the F. [?] M. Stanton post in Amherst, of which post he has been senior vice-commander for a number of years. For more than 25 years he has annually addressed the public schools on Memorial day.

Four years ago Mr Wallace celebrated, with his wife, their golden wedding anniversary, at which time he was remembered by a host of friends, and especially by the Grand Army post of Amherst. For the past few years Mr and Mrs Wallace have made their home with their daughter, Mrs Irving H. Childs, spending the summer at their cottage at Lord's Point, Stonington, Ct. About a year ago, Mr Wallace suffered a slight shock and has been in ill health since. Last Tuesday he and Mrs Wallace, together with Rev and Mrs I. H. Childs and their family, returned home from their cottage at Lord's Point and until the night before his death he seemed to be in better health, but during the night he suddenly grew weaker and the end came early this morning.

He is survived by his widow, Adelle Harris Wallace, a son, William H. Wallace of Wilbraham, and one daughter, with whom he made his home, Mrs Irving H. Childs of this town, and nine grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 1.30 at the home on Maple street, with services at the Federated church at 2. The body will be taken to Amherst by Undertaker H. W. Manson for burial in Wildwood cemetery.

wedding anniversary

['Are 50 years wed', Springfield Republican, 19 November 1919, page 12]
[transcribe 10 April 2011, from GenealogyBank]

BLANDFORD
ARE 50 YEARS WED
Mr and Mrs Newton Wallace Observe Anniversary

Blandford, Nov. 18--The 50th anniversary of the marriage of Mr and Mrs Newton Wallace occurs to-day and is being celebrated by a family gathering at the parsonage where Mr and Mrs Wallace have come to spend the winter with their daughter and husband, Rev and Mrs Irving H Childs. Congratulations and felicitations are arriving by mail and by wire and other tokens of esteem are also being received. A gift of gold accompanied by greetings has come from the E. M. Stanton post at Amherst.

The wedding occurred at Stafford, Ct., on Thanksgiving day in 1869, the holiday that year coming on the 18th. Because of illness in the family it was a quiet affair. The bride, who was Miss Adelle E. Harris, was attired in her traveling dress of brown. The wedding was followed by a reception at the home of the bride's parents, to which relatives were invited. Two children are now living, William Wallace of Wilbraham and Mrs I. H. Childs of this town. An older daughter died 17 years ago. Mr Wallace is a civil war veteran, who saw more than three years of service with the 27th Massachusetts regiment, having the rank of corporal. He is a member of the Grand Army, belonging to E. M. Stanton post at Amherst, where he is senior vice-commander. After his discharge from the army Mr Wallace conducted a mill at Union, Ct., until 1889. While there he was a prominent member of the Union Methodist church, serving as superintendent of the Sunday-school and as director of the choir for 20 years. He was also county sheriff and a member of the school board. Mr and Mrs Wallace removed to Ludlow in 1889, where they remained for about seven years. Mr Wallace was engineer and electrician for the Ludlow manufacturing associates and also served on the police force and as detective. In 1896 Mr and Mrs Wallace went to Amherst. For 21 years Mr Wallace was chief engineer and electricial for the state agricultural college. He retired from active service in 1917. While in Amherst Mr Walace was deacon at the First church.

Mrs Wallace began playing church organ at the age of 13 in her native town of Holland and, since then, has been organist in other churches until a few years ago. Wherever Mr and Mrs Wallace have made their home they have shown a helpful itnerest in whatever pertained to the welfare of the community and they have the best wishes of a wide circle of friends.


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