From "Our Country and it's People, Oneida
County, NY", edited by Daniel E.
Wagner, published by the Boston History Company,
Newell, George S., was born nin the
town of New Hartford, N.Y., in 1840, son of Abel Newell, who was
born in 1800. Abel Newell died in 1861 in the house built by his
grandfather, Theron Newell, long before the beginning of
this century, and the family taking an active
interest in all local affairs, had much to do with the development of the
town. George S. has been engaged in farming, and owns a dairy farm
of 130 acres. In 1866 he married Elizabeth Roberts, who died in 1879,
leaving two sons: George A. and Charles O. In 1885 he married
his present wife, Sarah J. Roberts.
WALTER W. NICHOLSON, eldest son of Charles A. and Ione M. (Wicks)
Nicholson, was born July 16, 1867. He was educated at the Rome Academy
and afterward identified himself with the telephone business with his father,
beginning as night operator and rising by gradation to the post of general
superintendent on January 1, 1891.
He was made assistant
general manager, December 15, 1900, which position he still holds. He is
a member of the
American Institution of Electrical Engineers,
the New York Electrical Society, and the Arcanum Club, and Treasurer of
Calvary Church Utica. April 23, 1889, he married Irene E., daughter of
Edwin Peckham, of Utica, and they have three sons: Charles Ambrose,
Howard Peckham, and Lowell Starbuck.
Source: 'The Empire State in Three Centuries'
Volume 3 Century History Company
Submitted by Nancy