TheBee, Phillips, Wisconsin, August 12, 1937, Vol LII, No. 51
William Newbury, Civil War veteran and early resident of this county, passed away at his home last Thursday evening at the advanced age of 93 year, 3 months and 21 days. Mr. NewburyÕs health had been failing for some time and his death was caused from heart trouble.
Mr. Newbury was born in New York state on April 14, 1844 and had reached the advanced age of 93 years, 3 months and 21 days at the time of his death. He enlisted for service in the Civil War in 1862 at Lockport, Ill., and was a member of Company C of the 100th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He served with the Western army and saw active service in all of its major engagements and operations at Chickamauga, Murfeesboro, Stone River, etc. Mr. Newbury was a prisoner in the confederate Libby and Andersonville prisons where he was subjected to untold tortures and hardships. Following an exchange of prisoners he was returned to Illinois, where he was discharged in 1865.
After his discharge he took up the peaceful pursuit of farming and later homesteaded along the Republican River in Nebraska. Coming to Wisconsin he was overseer of a farm at Wauwatosa. The farm was the property of a prominent Milwaukee lawyer. It was there that he met and married Anna Hess, now deceased and together they came to Price County and homesteaded in the town of Georgetown. This was about 55 years ago and he has resided here during this entire time. Two sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Newbury, one of whom preceded his folks in death. George survives. Harry Newbury, an adopted son, died in Milwaukee on April 19, 1920.
Mr Newbury was buried with full military rights. Services at the Heindl Funeral Parlors Saturday afternoon were conducted by Rev. C. H. Henderson of the Presbyterian church. Interment was made at Lakeside cemetery, where military services were conducted by members of the Lyle N. Lane American Legion Post of this city. Members of the WomanÕs Relief Corps attended the services in a body.
Those from out of the city who attended the services were: Mrs. J. Hess, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hess, Mrs. Rose Stamm and Mrs. Bruner, all from Milwaukee; Miss Gladys M. Johnson, Prentice; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Alt, Edgar; Harry G. Korbel, Milwaukee, a nephew who has spent the past several months at the Newbury home.