GAR Obituaries from Newhall to Norton
William E. Newhall
"He Served His Country,"
The Elgin Daily News, January 2, 1903, p. 1.
William E. Newhall Dies at Home of Sister.
William E. Newhall died on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Lois E. Hillis.
The deceased was born in Bangor, Me., Nov. 29, 1831. His parents moved in 1842 to Chicago, where the family were reared. In the 50s he traveled with the Newhall family of vocalists. In '61 he enlisted in the 8th Illinois cavalry, Co. H, Capt. Hooker, remaining in this command until mustered out. For sixteen years after the war he lived in Wisconsin, removing to Elgin in 1882. Mrs. F.A. Lamb, of Roseland, La., and Mrs. A.L. Everett, of Portland, Ore., are sisters.
The funeral will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. With the exception of the Grand Army and a few neighboring friends it will be private.