Earl W. Newman

Last updated 25 May 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 2 Apr 1887 and 31 Dec 1887 in Groton, Brown County, South Dakota, United States

Died: 29 Mar 1939 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1930-ps-sd-lawrence-8-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Lead (Ward 5), enumeration district 41-8, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 75B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lawrence > Lead > District 0008" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2226 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341960]

Additional detail for reference: Line 58, dwelling 14

Comment: Source includes name (Earl W. Newman).

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 16-17 Dec 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1.

Comment: Source includes name (Earl Newman).

marker-earl-newman-1939: Gravestone of Earl W. Newman (1939); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 May 2021), memorial ID 84233879, photograph uploaded 30 Jan 2012; citing “South Lead Cemetery (Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota), Section 94, Lot 4, Grave 8”

Comment: Source includes name (Earl W. Newman).

obituary-earl-newman-1939: Obituary for Earl W. Newman (1939); “Fall Fatal to Earl Newman,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 17 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Lead > Lead Daily Call > 1939 > 03 > 30” page 1; citing “Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), 30 Mar 1939 (Thursday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source includes name (Earl W. Newman).

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birth

census-us-1930-ps-sd-lawrence-8-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Lead (Ward 5), enumeration district 41-8, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 75B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lawrence > Lead > District 0008" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2226 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341960]

Additional detail for reference: Line 58, dwelling 14

Comment: Source includes age (42) and location (South Dakota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1887 to 1 Apr 1888.

marker-earl-newman-1939: Gravestone of Earl W. Newman (1939); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 May 2021), memorial ID 84233879, photograph uploaded 30 Jan 2012; citing “South Lead Cemetery (Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota), Section 94, Lot 4, Grave 8”

Comment: Source includes year (1887).

obituary-earl-newman-1939: Obituary for Earl W. Newman (1939); “Fall Fatal to Earl Newman,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 17 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Lead > Lead Daily Call > 1939 > 03 > 30” page 1; citing “Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), 30 Mar 1939 (Thursday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source includes year (<conflict>), age (<conflict>), and location (Groton [, South Dakota]). See research notes for conflict details.

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death

marker-earl-newman-1939: Gravestone of Earl W. Newman (1939); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 May 2021), memorial ID 84233879, photograph uploaded 30 Jan 2012; citing “South Lead Cemetery (Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota), Section 94, Lot 4, Grave 8”

Comment: Source includes year (1939).

obituary-earl-newman-1939: Obituary for Earl W. Newman (1939); “Fall Fatal to Earl Newman,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 17 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Lead > Lead Daily Call > 1939 > 03 > 30” page 1; citing “Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), 30 Mar 1939 (Thursday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source includes date ("yesterday" for an obituary published 30 Mar 1939) and location (at the Homestake mine [in Lead, South Dakota]).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Anna J. Rose (1894 – ?)

Married: Abt 1913

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1930-ps-sd-lawrence-8-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Lead (Ward 5), enumeration district 41-8, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 75B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lawrence > Lead > District 0008" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2226 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341960]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 58,59, dwelling 14

Comment: Source identifies Anna J. Newman as the wife of Earl W. Newman.

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Child: Myrle A. Newman (1915 – 2007)

Child: <private>

Child: Lois A. Newman (1922 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Employer: (Homestake Mine) 1927 at Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Employer: (Homestake Mine) 29 Mar 1939 at Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Cemetery: (South Lead Cemetery) at Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-earl-newman-1939: Gravestone of Earl W. Newman (1939); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 May 2021), memorial ID 84233879, photograph uploaded 30 Jan 2012; citing “South Lead Cemetery (Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota), Section 94, Lot 4, Grave 8”

Comment: Source includes implicit location (Lead, South Dakota).

obituary-earl-newman-1939: Obituary for Earl W. Newman (1939); “Fall Fatal to Earl Newman,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 17 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Lead > Lead Daily Call > 1939 > 03 > 30” page 1; citing “Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), 30 Mar 1939 (Thursday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source notes that burial is to be in South Lead cemetery, which is located in Lead, South Dakota.

obituary-earl-newman-1939: Obituary for Earl W. Newman (1939); “Fall Fatal to Earl Newman,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 17 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Lead > Lead Daily Call > 1939 > 03 > 30” page 1; citing “Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), 30 Mar 1939 (Thursday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source includes year (1927) employer (Homestake [Mine]) and location (Lead [, South Dakota]).

obituary-earl-newman-1939: Obituary for Earl W. Newman (1939); “Fall Fatal to Earl Newman,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 17 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Lead > Lead Daily Call > 1939 > 03 > 30” page 1; citing “Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), 30 Mar 1939 (Thursday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source includes his date of death (29 Mar 1939), employer (Homestake [Mine]) and location (Lead [, South Dakota]).

marker-earl-newman-1939: Gravestone of Earl W. Newman (1939); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 May 2021), memorial ID 84233879, photograph uploaded 30 Jan 2012; citing “South Lead Cemetery (Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota), Section 94, Lot 4, Grave 8”

Comment: Source includes implicit cemetery (South Lead Cemetery) and location (Lead, South Dakota).

obituary-earl-newman-1939: Obituary for Earl W. Newman (1939); “Fall Fatal to Earl Newman,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 17 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Lead > Lead Daily Call > 1939 > 03 > 30” page 1; citing “Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), 30 Mar 1939 (Thursday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source includes cemetery (South Lead Cemetery) and location ([Lead, South Dakota]).

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Attributes

Occupation: (gold miner) 1927 at Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1927 at Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Occupation: (gold miner) 1 Apr 1930

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Occupation: (gold miner) 29 Mar 1939 at Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

obituary-earl-newman-1939: Obituary for Earl W. Newman (1939); “Fall Fatal to Earl Newman,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 17 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Lead > Lead Daily Call > 1939 > 03 > 30” page 1; citing “Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), 30 Mar 1939 (Thursday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source includes year (1927), occupation (miner), and location (Homestake [a mine in Lead , South Dakota]). Homestake was a gold mine so Earl was assumed to be a gold miner.

obituary-earl-newman-1939: Obituary for Earl W. Newman (1939); “Fall Fatal to Earl Newman,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 17 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Lead > Lead Daily Call > 1939 > 03 > 30” page 1; citing “Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), 30 Mar 1939 (Thursday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source includes year (1927) and location (Lead [, South Dakota]).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-lawrence-8-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Lead (Ward 5), enumeration district 41-8, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 75B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lawrence > Lead > District 0008" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2226 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341960]

Additional detail for reference: Line 58, dwelling 14

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Miner / Gold Mine).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-lawrence-8-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Lead (Ward 5), enumeration district 41-8, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 75B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lawrence > Lead > District 0008" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2226 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341960]

Additional detail for reference: Line 58, dwelling 14

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Lead City (Fifth Ward), County: Lawrence, State: South Dakota).

obituary-earl-newman-1939: Obituary for Earl W. Newman (1939); “Fall Fatal to Earl Newman,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 17 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Lead > Lead Daily Call > 1939 > 03 > 30” page 1; citing “Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), 30 Mar 1939 (Thursday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source includes his death date (29 Mar 1930), occupation (miner), and location (Homestake [a mine in Lead , South Dakota]). Homestake was a gold mine so Earl was assumed to be a gold miner.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses between 2 Apr 1887 and 31 Dec 1887. His obituary gives an explicit birth year (1886) and an age (53). When applied to his death date of 29 Mar 1939, the age gives a birth date range of 30 Mar 1885 to 29 Mar 1886, so the record is internally consistent, but doesn't agree with the database values. [obituary-earl-newman-1939]

FOLLOWUP

His parents were William and Mary Jane Newman, both buried in the Groton Cemetery in Groton, South Dakota. [interview-<private>-2009]

His mother's birth surname may have been Ramsden.

When Earl died on 29 Mar 1939, he was survived by his chilren, his mother, three sisters, and one brother. The sisters were (1) _____ Newman, married to A. Anderson and living in Groton, South Dakota, (2) ______ Newman, married to Hugh Brown and living in Lead, South Dakota, and (3) Gladys Newman, unmarried and living in Groton, South Dakota. The brother was Guy Newman, living in Phillip, South Dakota. [obituary-earl-newman-1939]

A story about Earl's funeral in the 1 Apr 1939 (Saturday) of the Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), page 1, column 5 ("Newman Services Will Be Sunday") includes essentially the same information as his obituary, but adds the name of the funeral home (Rounsevell Funeral Chapel), and notes that he was survived by an ex-wife from whom he was divorced "several years ago." This was presumably Anna.

His Find A Grave memorial includes some extra information, but some details are clearly inconsistent; for example, his gravestone clearly gives 1887 as a birth year, as do the notes, while the vital stats at the top of the page gives 13 Sep 1886, as do the notes in describing a missing metal marker that original gave a birth date of Sept. 13, 1886. [marker-earl-newman-1939]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 16-17 Dec 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1.

marker-earl-newman-1939: Gravestone of Earl W. Newman (1939); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 May 2021), memorial ID 84233879, photograph uploaded 30 Jan 2012; citing “South Lead Cemetery (Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota), Section 94, Lot 4, Grave 8”

obituary-earl-newman-1939: Obituary for Earl W. Newman (1939); “Fall Fatal to Earl Newman,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 17 Apr 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Lead > Lead Daily Call > 1939 > 03 > 30” page 1; citing “Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), 30 Mar 1939 (Thursday), page 1, column 5”

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