Newton Henry was born to Samuel E. & Mary Ann (Hayes) Hartt November 1862 in N.B. Newton and Addie Way were married March 24 1885. They were both from Southampton, York. NB. In 1891, they left New Brunswick for Sheridan, Montana with their three little children to help their uncle Judah Hartt with his farm. Two more children were born in Sheridan before they left for High River, Alberta in 1904. Many New Brunswick people moved to that area of Alberta during that time. In the spring of 1910, they headed for the Hanna district of Alberta with 25 head of cattle and 13 head of horses, four wagons, a democrat full of furniture, and all of their other belongings. Along the way, they met up with several hardships. Especially when the Ferry turned over and all the people, horses and wagons were thrown into the icy Red Deer river. They lost all their possessions, fortunately their lives were spared. Both Newton and Addie started out with a homestead each at Hanna, Alberta. They family had to live on it six months of the year to retain ownership. Newton and Addie were good parents and did their best to ensure that their five children had a good childhood. In 1935, on the occasion of their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary, they had 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Addie died in 1937 and Newton in 1939. They had 5 children: Mamie 1886-1967, Guy 1887-1952, Lalia 1890-1974, Lina 1894-1936, Lorraine 1902-1978. Newton lived 7 miles west & 5 miles north of Hanna, AB.
Courtesy: B. Still
Calgary, Calgary County
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