Newhall, Thomas, 1893, Obituary

Thomas Bancroft Newhall died in Lynn 25 Sept., 1893, at the age of 81 years, 11 months, having been born 2 Oct., 1811. In 1890, his health failing; he retired from his profession and was soon after stricken with paralysis. He was a lineal descendant of the first Thomas.

He fitted for college in Andover and Lynn academics, and graduated at Brown University in 1832, studied law in Danvers, Boston and Harvard Law School, joined the Bar in 1837, and soon after began practice in Lynn. When the Lynn police court was established, he was appointed judge, which office he held till his resignation in 1800. He was a member of Lynn's first city government and was postmaster in 1842. He had served on the school and water boards, as commissioner of several sinking funds, as member for sever-, al years of the State Board of Health, as president for years of the Lynn Five Cents Savings Bank, as president for twenty-three years of the Lynn Mutual Fire Insurance Company and some time trustee of the Home for Aged Women, He also served as city solicitor and in 1853 was elected mayor but declined to accept.

His wife was Susan S. Putman of Salem, whom he married in 1852 and who survives him with two children, James S. Newhall and Mrs. Caroline P. Heath of Boston.

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1. Essex-County Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. 1, No. 2, February, 1894, page 31-32.

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