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From "Our Country and it's People, Oneida County, NY", edited by Daniel E.
Wagner, published by the Boston History Company, 1896:
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 Hauser