William Robert Newton

M, #631, (a 1849 - 1924)

Last Edited=19 Apr 2005
William Robert Newton was born after 1849. He married Marie Leonie DeDonder, daughter of Vital DeDonder and Marie Joseph Lobert, on November 23, 1910 in St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.1 He died on July 22, 1924. He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetary, St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

He was a mechanic in Denison, Texas, about 1910.2

Children of William Robert Newton and Marie Leonie DeDonder

  • Winifred Josephine Marie Newton (1911 - 1973)
  • George Andrew Newton (1915 - 1976)
  • Francis Achille Newton (1919 - 1963)


  1. [S108] DEDONDER-NEWTON, St Marys Star, St Marys, Kansas, 24 Nov 1910, A very pretty wedding took place at the Immaculate Conception Church, Wednesday
    morning when Miss Leonie DeDonder, daughter of Vital DeDonder was united in
    marriage to Mr. William Robert Newton of Kansas City. Rev. Father Kuhlman,
    S.J., officiating. The event was largely attended as the bride comes from one
    of the oldest and best families in this vicinity. Miss Margaret Prior of
    Frankfort, Kansas stood as the bridesmaid while Mr. Achille DeDonder, a brother
    of the bride, was bestman.
    . Hereinafter cited as St Marys Star.
  2. [S108] St Marys Star, 24 Nov 1910, The groom is a son of Thomas Newton, superintendent of the U.P. shops at Kansas
    City, Kas. and he has acquired a high standing as an expert mechanic. During
    the recent months he has been doing special work at the shops in Denison,
    Texas. Miss Leonie, the bride, has a very wide circle of friends here, and
    comes from one of the pioneer families of sterling worth to which the community
    points with pride. Her jovial, good nature has won the affection of a host of
    friends who extend to the happy couple the best wishes for a life filled with
    many blessings.