Newton Woodruff, b. 1863

Woodruff, Newton (Sr.) (1863-1960), was born on 3 Nov. 1863 in Great Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He was the son of Wilford Woodruff and Sarah Brown. Newton was baptized by Elder William Rex in 1872. He married Catherine Amelia Partington on 12 Nov. 1884 in Logan, Cache County, Utah; participated in plural marriage. Newton was an active leader in the Church and in the community. He served as city councilman and mayor of Smithfield. Newton died on 21 Jan. 1960 in Salt Lake City. Buried in Smithfield, Cache County, Utah.


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