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Newton H. Davies

DAVIES, Newton H., was born in Harrisburg, Pa., January 22, 1835, son of John and Mary B. (Hetzel) Davies, natives of Harrisburg. His paternal grandparents were natives of Wales. Newton H. Davies first attended the public schools of Harrisburg and his education was completed at Annapolis, Md., at the age of sixteen. He at once sought employment and was first engaged as a clerk in the stationery store of a Mr. Pollock, with whom he remained for three years. He then entered the Dauphin Deposit Bank, of Harrisburg, as first clerk, afterwards he was promoted to the position of chief teller, which he held during the remainder of his life. He died May 5, 1895, aged sixty years. Mr. Davies was a Democrat.

On October 27, 1862, Newton H. Davies was married in Harrisburg, Pa., to Annie E., daughter of William and Jane Van Horn. Their children were: Mary, Emma, wife of Harry C. Elston, of Norristown, Pa., Frank H., who married Miss Martha Millard, resides at Steelton, Pa., Annie V., Rahn V., Lorena S. and William V. H.

William Van Horn, the father of Mrs. Davies, came from New Jersey. He was a blacksmith and was afterwards for a number of years in the hardware business, with a Mr. Fisher. At the time of his death he had been for fifteen years in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He was married to Miss Jane, daughter of James Hutton; they had four children: Annie V., Mrs. Davies, Emma, wife of Colonel Jennings, deceased, William, married Miss Rosa Reightmyer, John S., died aged six years. Mrs. Van Horn died April 15, 1849, aged thirty-five years.

Mr. Van Horn was married a second time, in 1852, to Mrs. Caroline Gibbs, of Lancaster county. They had three children: Sally, Henry and Alfred, who died in infancy. Mr. Van Horn died October 1, 1859, aged forty-nine, and the second Mrs. Van Horn died on February 21, 1891, at the age of sixty-nine. He as a member of the Methodist church, and Mrs. Caroline Van Horn of the Lutheran church.

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