Senator Hosea N. Newton View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/10/1883
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Assemblies Served:
Senate: 15 (1874) - 16 (1876)
Home County: Keokuk
Hosea N. Newton
Keokuk County
Born February 18, 1814, in New Hampshire, the old Granite state, and was reared in Cheshire county, where he learned and followed the occupation of a cooper. In his native place he was also married to Miss Mary A. Fisk, likewise born in Cheshire county, and about 1840 they removed to Connecticut. At length the west attracted them and in 1858 they made their way to Keokuk county, Iowa, taking up their abode upon a farm in Lafayette township. They were devout members of the Episcopalian church and were widely recognized as earnest Christian people. In his political views Mr. Newton was a stanch Republican, active in the work of the party and recognized as one of its leading members in this section of the state. In 1875-6 he represented his district in the state senate and he also held local offices in his township. He had marked influence over public thought and action because of the confidence reposed in him by his fellow men, and he ever labored earnestly and conscientiously for the welfare of his county and state.