Joseph Allston Newhall (1847 – )

”NEWHALL, Joseph Allston, of Boston, leather merchant, was born in Saugus, May 29, 1847, son of Joseph Stocker and Emeline Augusta (Ware) Newhall. He was educated in the public schools of his native town and at Chauncy Hall, Boston. He began business life in Boston the first of January, 1870, as a salesman for George F. Breed, High Street, in the leather trade, and remained in his employ for two years. The next three years he was with B. F. Thompson & Co., in the same business and on the same street. Then he entered the business on his own account, forming a partnership with E. H. Keith, under the firm name of Newhall & Keith, and also established on High Street. This partnership continued until 1880, when it was dissolved, and the present firm organized under the name of J. Allston Newhall & Co., with no change in location. Mr. Newhall, therefore, has been on High Street continuously for twenty-five years. He is now also president of the Commonwealth Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and treasurer and manager of the Allston Company. In Saugus he has served on the Board of Selectmen three terms, 1878-79-80, and was the representative of his district in the State Legislature in 1880. For four years he was adjutant of the First Battalion of Artillery. He is a member of the Veteran Association of the First Corps of Cadets, of the Algonquin and Athletic clubs of Boston, and of the Reform Club of New York. He was married December 24, 1873, to Miss Amelia B. Westermann, of Saugus. They have one child.”

Source:  Men of Progress: One Thousand Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Leaders in Business and Professional Life i the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by Richard Herndon, New England Magazine, Boston, 1896, page 673

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