Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - June 21, 2016 - Newton Losee

Newton Losee

Newton Losee was the son of Edwin and Julia Ann (Payne) Losee born on June 2, 1856 in Genesee County, Michigan. He was the youngest of 6 children born to Edwin and Julia Ann ; Daughter who died at birth, Charles(1835) , George O(1844), Ester Ann(1847), Rosilla(1851), Newton W (1856).

Newton Losee as a young man.
He married Nellie Best on August 26, 1877 in Thetford Township, Michigan. They had 10 children; George Stephen (1879), Edwin E. (1881), Mert R. (1882), Sarah A. (1884), Frank (1888), Harry T. (1890), Grover C. (1892), Dorothy Emeline (1894), Gladys M. (1898), Verna (1899).

Newton and Nellie's Children; Mert, Ed, Frank, Dorothy Emeline, Gladys and George in 1926

 Newton died on June 21, 1912 at the age of 56 in Burton, Michigan according to the death certificate and is buried in Thetford Cemetery with most of the members of the Losee Family.

The Death Certificate gives us some interesting side notes. I have been unable to find his grave at the Thetford Cemetery even though the death certificate says that he is buried there.  The township office which would have had all the cemetery records, burned many years ago and all the township records were lost.  I plan another visit  to have a look around. It is interesting that Edwin provided the information to the county about his father and listed Newton as a widow.  He indeed was not a widow. Nellie, his wife died in 1930. It is also interesting that he listed Newton's father's name as William Losee.  His father's name was Edwin Losee.  The son, Edwin, was named after his Grandfather. It is also interesting that he did not know his Grandmother's maiden name, Payne. The Payne family members are also buried in the cemetery. 

The research I do for every Tombstone Tuesday blog answers questions but more often than not, it also provides me with new unanswered  questions. Newton was my 2X Great Grandfather on my Father's maternal side of the family.

Rest in Peace, Newton!

Love Jan

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