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Charles Grant "Charlie" Newman was born September 22, 1873, in Minnesota, and died January 29, 1956, in Minot, Ward Co., ND, at age 82. Buried in Velva Cemetery, Velva, McHenry Co., ND. He is the son of Darius Newman of New York, and Matilda Jarrett of Iowa.

Della Mae Harris was born February 18, 1876, in Minnesota City, Winona Co., MN, and died July 7, 1926, at the home of her daughter, Olive, in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 50. Buried in Velva Cemetery, Velva, McHenry Co., ND. She is the daughter of John Benjamin Harris of Wisconsin and Sarah Ann Abbey of Clarke Twp., Newcastle Dist., Durham Co., Canada West. 

Charles Grant "Charlie" Newman and Della May Harris were married October 27, 1897, in Kandiyohi Co., MN.

Charles Grant "Charlie" Newman and Della May (Harris) Newman had five children:

  1. Unknown Newman: Born before 1900 in Minnesota; Died before 1900 in Minnesota.
  2. Olive Mae Newman: Born November 18, 1900, in Kandiyohi Co., MN; Died January 22, 1990, in Lynden, Whatcom Co., WA (age 89). Buried in Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale, Whatcom Co., WA. Married (1) November 20, 1920, in Towner, McHenry Co., ND, to Jon Arvid Arvidson: Born about 1890 in Sweden; Died 1948 in Canada. Married (2) to Melvin Olander Heggem: Born March 23, 1909, in Story City, Story Co., IA; Died April 13, 1948, on his farm a mile east of Nooksack, Whatcom Co., WA (age 39). Buried in Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale, Whatcom Co., WA.
  3. Pearl Ann Newman: Born September 5, 1902, in Kandiyohi Co., MN; Died October 6, 1981, in Casper, Natrona Co., WY (age 79). Buried in Velva Cemetery, Velva, McHenry Co., ND. Married about 1921 in Unknown, to Johan Emanuel "Emil" Skoglund: Born June 9, 1895, in Fryksande, Varmland, Sweden; Died February 9, 1960, in North Dakota (age 64). Buried in Velva Cemetery, Velva, McHenry Co., ND.
  4. Ernest Newman: Born June 20, 1907, in Benedict Twp., Mercer Co., ND; Died July 19, 1971, in Ward Co., ND (age 64). Buried in Velva Cemetery, Velva, McHenry Co., ND. Married March 19, 1933, in Velva, McHenry Co., MN, to Olga Marie Heggem: Born October 25, 1914, in Hillsboro, Traill Co., ND; Died November 24, 2010, at Trinity Hospital, Minot, Ward Co., ND (age 96). Buried in Velva Cemetery, Velva, McHenry Co., ND.
  5. Archie Newman: Born September 1, 1908, in North Dakota; Died. March 13, 1950, in McHenry Co., ND (age 41). Buried in Velva Cemetery, Velva, McHenry Co., ND.

Charlie, Della, Ernest and Olga Newman are listed as being on page 137 of the McHenry County, ND, Centennial Book 1885-1985.




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Charles Grant "Charlie" Newman and Della May (Harris) Newman are buried in Velva Cemetery, Velva, McHenry Co., ND. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


Ernest Newman and Olga Marie (Heggem) Newman are buried in Velva Cemetery, Velva, McHenry Co., ND. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Darius Newman was born April 1812 in New York.

The 1850 U.S. Census taken on July 25, 1850, shows Alexander Childs (age 66) born in Massachusetts with real estate worth $500 was a Farmer living in Neenah Twp., Winnebago Co., WI. Living with him are the following family members: Betsey Childs (age 54) born in Vermont; Sidney Childs (age 35) born in Vermont, a Laborer; Seth Childs (age 27) born in New York, a Laborer; Sybil Childs (age 25) born in New York; Alexander Childs (age 23) born in New York, a Laborer; and Julia Child (age 16) born in New York. Also living in the household: Darius Newman (age 28) born in New York with real estate worth $700, a Laborer.

Darius Newman and Sybil Dimmick "Libby" Childs were married about 1851 in Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI.

Darius and Sybil were divorced about 1855.

Hugh Goff Gear and Sybil Dimmick "Libby" (Childs) Newman were married 1857 in Wisconsin.

Darius went to Minnesota Territory.

The 1857 Minnesota Territorial Census taken on October 5, 1857, shows Darius Newman (age 36) born in New York is listed as living in Township 109 Range 13, Wabasha Co., Minnesota Territory, in the household of Robert Juret, a Farmer.

The 1860 U.S. Census taken on July 24, 1860, shows Sarah Harris (age 16) was married and living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI in the Henry Harris (farmer) household, already married to John B. Harris, a farm laborer. Her brother Francis Abbey, age 11, was also living in the household.

After her marriage, John and Sarah went to St. Cloud, MN, for a few years and then to Paynesville, MN. 

Darius Newman and Matilda Jarrett were married about 1860 in Minnesota.

The 1870 U.S. Census taken on June 17, 1870, shows John Harris (age 39) born in New York is a laborer living in Alberta Twp., Benton Co., MN with property worth $350. Living with him is his wife Sarah Harris (age 25) born in Canada. Also living there are their children: William Harris (age 10) born in Wisconsin; Ella Jane Harris (age 8) born in Wisconsin; George Harris (age 6) born in Wisconsin; Lizzie Harris (age 4) born in Minnesota; and Walter M. Harris (age 2) born in Minnesota. Also living in the household was a domestic servant. Living in an adjacent house were John's parents: Henry Harris (age 66) a farmer with property worth $320 born in New York and Eliza Harris (age 63) born in Connecticut.

The 1870 U.S. Census taken on June 8, 1870, shows Jacob Walch (age 28) born in New York with real estate worth $1,000 and personal estate worth $800 is an unmarried Farmer living in Roseville Twp., Monongalia Co., MN. Living with him is the Newman family: D. Newman (age 45) born in New York, who is Keeping House; Matilda Newman (age 26) born in Iowa, who is At Home; Wisley Newman (age 8) born in Minnesota; and Clarey Newman (age 6) born in Minnesota.

Charles Grant "Charlie" Newman was born September 22, 1873, in Minnesota.

The 1875 Minnesota State Census taken on May 1, 1875, shows Darius Newman (age 60) born in New York to New York-born parents is living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is Matilda Newman (age 32) born in New York to New York and Iowa-born parents. Also living there are three children, all born in Minnesota to New York and Iowa-born parents: Wesley O. Newman (age 14); Clara B. Newman (age 8); and Charles C. Newman (age 3).

Della May Harris was born February 18, 1876, in Minnesota City, Winona Co., MN.

The 1880 U.S. Census taken on June 8, 1880, shows John Harris (age 51) born in New York to New York-born parents is a farmer living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is his wife Sarah Harris (age 57) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents. Also living there are their children: William Harris (age 19) born in Wisconsin; Ella J. Harris (age 18) born in Wisconsin; George W. Harris (age 16) born in Wisconsin; Lizzie Harris (age 15) born in Minnesota; Hattie M. Harris (age 12) born in Minnesota; Ida C. Harris (age 9) born in Minnesota; and Della Harris (age 4) born in Minnesota. Also living in the household were John's widowed mother Eliza Harris (age 75) a boarder with a Palsy disability born in Connecticut of Connecticut-born parents, and John's unmarried brother William Harris (age 43) who is a farmer born in New York of New York-born parents.

The 1880 U.S. Census taken on June 8, 1880, shows Darius Newman (age 65) born in New York to New York-born parents is a Farmer living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is his wife, Matilda Newman (age 35) born in Iowa to Missouri-born parents,, who is Keeping House. Also living there are four children, all born in Minnesota to New York and Iowa-born parents: Wesley Newman (age 18); Clara B. Newman (age 15); Charles C. Newman (age 8); and Mina Newman (age 4).

The 1885 Minnesota State Census taken on May 1, 1885, shows D. Newman (age 72) born in New York and having lived in Minnesota for 39 years and having lived in this district for 27 years is a Farmer living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is his wife, Matilda Newman (age 49) born in Iowa. Also living there are his two children, both born in Minnesota: Charles Newman (age 23) having lived in Minnesota for 23 years and having lived in this district for 23 years; and Mina M. Newman (age 19).

The 1895 Minnesota State Census taken on June 11, 1895, shows Darius Newman (age 83) born in New York is living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him are: Matild Newman (age 39) born in Iowa; W. O. Newman (age 23) born in Minnesota; C. G. Newman (age 13) born in Minnesota; and M. M. Newman (age 9) born in Minnesota.

Charles Grant "Charlie" Newman and Della May Harris were married October 27, 1897, in Kandiyohi Co., MN.

John Benjamin Harris died May 17, 1899, in Regal, Stearns Co., MN, at age 68.

The 1900 U.S. Census taken on June 2, 1900, shows Charles G. Newman (age 29) born September 1871 in Minnesota to New York and Iowa-born parents is a Merchant owning his own mortgaged home and is living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is his wife of two years, Della M. Newman (age 24) born February 1876 in Minnesota to New York-born parents, with the only child born to her still living. However, that child is not in the household.

The 1900 U.S. Census taken on June 11, 1900, shows Darius Newman (age 88) born April 1812 in New York to New York-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm with a mortgage and is living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is his wife of 40 years, Matilda Newman (age 56) born April 1844 in Iowa to Missouri-born parents, with all 4 of the children born to her still alive. Also living there is a Boarder, who is a Farm Laborer.

The 1905 Minnesota State Census taken on June 16, 1905, shows D. Newman (age 93) born in New York to New York-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 50 years and having lived in this district for 36 years is a Farmer living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is Matilda Newman (age 59) born in Iowa to Canadian-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 46 years and having lived in this district for 36 years is a Farm Laborer. Also living there is Minna M. Newman (age 29) born in Minnesota to New York and Canadian-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 29 years and having lived in this district for 29 years, a High School Teacher.

The 1905 Minnesota State Census taken on June 2, 1905, shows Chas. Newman (age 33) born in Minnesota to New York and Iowa-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 33 years and having lived in this district for 33 years is a Farmer living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is Della Newman (age 29) born in Minnesota to Pennsylvania-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 29 years and having lived in this district for 29 years is a Farm Laborer. Also living there are two children, both born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents: Olive Newman (age 4); and Pearl Newman (age 3).

Darius Newman died February 26, 1909, in Kandiyohi Co., MN, at age 96.

Matilda (Jarrett) Newman died March 22, 1910, in Kandiyohi Co., MN, at age 65.

The 1910 U.S. Census taken on April 16, 1910, shows Charles Newman (age 38) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents is a General Farm Farmer owning his own mortgaged farm and is living in Bjornson Twp., McHenry Co., ND. Living with him is his wife of 12 years, Della May Newman (age 38) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents, with 4 of the 5 children born to her still living. His children living at home, born to Minnesota-born parents: Olive Newman (age 9) born in Minnesota; Pearl Newman (age 7) born in Minnesota; Earnest Newman (age 2) born in North Dakota; and Archie Newman (age 1-6/12) born in North Dakota.

The 1920 U.S. Census taken on January 30, 1920, shows Chas. Newman (age 49) born in Minnesota to New York and English Canadian-born parents is a General Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and is living in Bjornson Twp., McHenry Co., ND. Living with him is his wife, Della Newman (age 45) born in Minnesota to New York and French-born parents. His children living at home, born to Minnesota-born parents: Olive Newman (age 19) born in Minnesota; Pearl Newman (age 17) born in Minnesota; Earnest Newman (age 12) born in North Dakota; and Archie Newman (age 11) born in North Dakota.

Della May (Harris) Newman died July 7, 1926, at the home of her daughter, Olive, in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 50.

Sarah Ann (Abbey) Harris died October 15, 1927, in Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN, at age 84.

The 1930 U.S. Census taken on April 10, 1930, shows Ernest Newman (age 22) born in North Dakota to Minnesota-born parents is a Farmer renting his farm and is living in Bjornson Twp., McHenry Co., ND.

The 1930 U.S. Census taken on April 10, 1930, shows Emmuel J. Skoglund (age 34) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1914 and a Naturalized citizen and first married at age 26 is a Farmer owning his farm and is living in Bjornson Twp., McHenry Co., ND. Living with him is his wife, Pearl Skoglund  (age 27) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents and first married at age 19. His children living at home, born to Swedish and Minnesota-born parents: Ernest E. Skoglund (age 7) born in Montana; Melvin L. Skoglund (age 17) born in North Dakota; and Eilene Skoglund (age 3-11/12) born in North Dakota. Also living in the household is his unmarried brother-in-law, Archie Newman (age 21) born in North Dakota to Minnesota-born parents, who is a Farm Laborer.


Della May Harris Newman is in the center, holding one of her grandsons, probably Ernest Skoglund. Pearl Ann (Newman) Skoglund, Della's daughter, is on the left. The back of the photo says the woman on the right is "Grandma Newman." However, Matilda (Jarrett) Newman died in 1910. This is likely "Grandma Harris," in which case this may be Sarah Ann (Abbey) Harris. This photo was taken in 1924, two years before Della passed on, at her daughter Olive's house in Canada. On the back of photo, its says Grandpa Newman 1949


Olga Marie (Heggem) Newman died November 24, 2010, in Minot, Ward Co., ND, at age 96. Buried in Velva Cemetery, Velva, McHenry Co., ND.


Olga Marie Newman, 96, Minot, formerly of the Ruso-Velva area, died peacefully, surrounded by family on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Trinity Hospital in Minot. Olga was born Oct. 25, 1914, at Hillsboro, the daughter of John and Anna Heggem. She was baptized in the Lutheran church in Hillsboro and confirmed in the Ruso Lutheran Church. She was baptized in 1971 in the Minot United Pentecostal Church and was presently a member there. She was educated in country schools. Olga worked as a housekeeper in Barton and worked for the threshers in the cook car. She married Ernest Newman and became a farmer's wife and mother, keeping busy with chickens, gardening and milking cows. She often interpreted for young Norwegian families. Olga was united in marriage to Ernest Newman on March 19, 1933, in Velva. They made their home south of Velva, where they farmed and raised farm animals. Six children were born to this marriage. Farming was started with horses pulling the machines. When tractors started to make the work easier and quicker it also posed problems when the tractor wouldn't stop when told to stop with a whoa. Olga and Virgil moved to Minot from the farm in 2006. Her loving family included Ernest, her husband of 38 years, one daughter: Eilene (George) Emly, Minot, five sons: Elmo (Alice Wetmore) Newman, Minot, Virgil Newman, Minot, Vernon Newman, Robert Newman and Harold (Jolene Kostenko) Newman. There are six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren. Those who have preceded Olga in death are her parents, husband, Ernest; sons, Elmo, Vernon, Robert and Harold; son-in-law George Emly. Olga was also preceded in death by siblings: Conrad, Ben (Marie), Hilda Halsengard, Agnes (Otto) Skoglund, Melvin (Olive), Joseph, Morris, Magnes (Barbara), Louise (Jack) Martin and Gladys (Leonard) Egerdal. Funeral: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at 11 a.m., in Apostolic Faith Church, Minot. Visitation and prayer service: Visitation Monday, from 2 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., both at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot. Burial: Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Velva Cemetery, Velva.