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Mr. Newhart was married September 6, 1882 to Miss Mattie Zinn, daughter of William Zinn, Esq. She was born in the State of New Jersey, but was reared in the State of New York. Three children have been born to Mr. Newhart and wife: Bessie M., Claire and Wilbert. Mr. Newhart adheres to the principles of the Democratic party. He has served as township trustee, and as justice of the peace; he is a member of the School Board, has served two terms as assessor, being the present incumbent of the office, and has acquitted himself with much credit and to the satisfaction of the public. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., Lodge No. 542, Gibson City, Illinois. Both Mr. and Mrs. Newhart are respected members of the Christian Church and are worthy of the esteem and confidence in which they are held by a large circle of acquaintances.
Source: Biographical History of Cherokee County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889
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