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Local Citizen Summoned At University Hospital Friday [03 MAY 1946]

Earl G. Newell, prominently known Upper Sandusky [OH] insurance man, passed away at University hospital, Columbus [OH], Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock, after a several weeks' illness.

The obituary and funeral arrangements will be published later.

--The Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Friday, 03 MAY 1946



Masonic Services For Insurance Man To Be Held At Local Church

Funeral services for Earl G. Newell, well-known and highly respected Upper Sandusky [OH] business man, who died Friday [03 MAY 1946] morning at 10:30 o'clock at University hospital (sic) Columbus [OH], will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church in charge of Rev. H.C. Kellermeyer. The Masonic service will be conducted by Toledo Consistory with Knight Templar escort. Burial will be made in Old Mission cemetery with Warpole Lodge in charge of the committal service.

Mr. Newell's death followed an eight weeks' illness from complications. He was taken to University hospital in Columbus on April 8 [1946].

Mr. Newell was born in Mifflin township [Wyandot Co, OH] on February 3, 1881, being aged 65 years and three months at the time of his death. He was the son of H.W. and Sarah (Swartz) Newell, both of whom are deceased. On October 31, 1906 Mr. Newell was united in marriage with Miss Estella E. Grundtisch, who survives. Two sons, Fred and John were born to this union. Fred preceded his father in death, October 23, 1909, and John on October 27, 1930. The following brothers and sisters survive: M.S. Newell of Upper Sandusky; O.M. Newell of Greenwich [Huron Co, OH]; Harold Newell of Chicago [IL]; Mrs. Ira Culver of Benton [OH]; Mrs. Earl Hougendoubler of near Marseilles [OH]; and Mrs. Nicholas Smith of near Upper Sandusky. Three brothers and sisters are deceased.

In young manhood Mr. Newell taught school in Wyandot county. For a period of 20 years he was in government service, eight years of this service being spend in the Tiffin [OH] post office and nine years in the railway mail service. During the latter period Mr. Newell and family lived in Mansfield [OH].

In 1924 Mr. Newell purchased the Insurance (sic) agency which he operated until his death.

During the time that Mr. Newell has been in the insurance business and resided in Upper Sandusky he has won for himself a large circle of friends, who will long remember him for his friendliness and his always being willing to assist in making this a better community in which to live.

Mr. Newell served Upper Sandusky as councilman for two terms.

Mr. Newell was a member of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church and served on the church consistory for 14 years.

Fraternally he was a member of B.P.O. Elks, No. 83, Warpole Lodge No. 176 F. & A.M.; Upper Sandusky Council No. 98 R. & S.M.; Marion Commandry, No. 36; and Toledo Consistory of Scottish Rite Masons. He was also a member of Warpole Chapter No. 366 Order of The Eastern Star. Mr. Newell took a very active part in various Masonic bodies being a Past Master of Warpole Lodge, a Past High Priest of McCutchen Chapter, a Past Master of Upper Sandusky Council and Past Patron of Warpole Chapter of O.E.S.

The body will be removed from the Bringman & Co. funeral home to the Newell home at 121 North Fifth street where friends may call after 7:30 o'clock this Saturday [04 MAY 1946] evening. Short prayer services will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. after which the body will be removed to the Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

--The Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Saturday, 04 MAY 1946

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