“J. Alliston Newhall (1887), merchant, of Boston, son of J. Stocker and Emeline A. (Ware) Newhall, was born in Saugus May 29, 1847. He married, in 1873, Amelia B. Westermann. He attended school in his native town, and afterward at Chauncy Hall School, Boston. He learned the trade of manufacturing morocco. He was a selectman of Saugus from 1878 to 1880, and was a member of the State Legislature in 1880.
Mr. Newhall (1887) served in the First Corps of Cadets from 1878 to 1882. He was commissioned June 16, 1887, adjutant, with the rank of first lieutenant, in the First Battalion of Light Artillery, and resigned Dec. 23, 1890. Lieut. Newhall (1887) resides in Saugus, and his office is in the John Hancock Building, Boston.”
Source: History of the Military of Massachusetts, Vol. 4, by Oliver Ayer Roberts, Alfred Mudge & Son Printer, Boston, 1901, page 432