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Newton H. Hyde





     Newton H. Hyde, who is a well known photographer of Manchester, was born near Lansing, Michigan, on the 18th of March, 1866, a son of Joseph W. and Harriett (Fiero) Hyde, the former born in New York, January 25, 1830, and the latter in the same state in 1836. The father was a farmer by occupation and in the later years of his life came to Iowa, passing away in Manchester, at the home of the subject of this review, on the 17th of January, 1896. The mother died in Dakota in 1888. Four of the children born to their union grew to maturity, namely: Mary, the deceased wife of James Madden, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Lucy, the deceased wife of George Bairy, of South Dakota; Newton H.; and Julia, the wife of Daniel Fletcher, of Santa Monica, California.
     Newton H. Hyde ran a studio in Chamberlain, South Dakota, for about eight years and in 1888 came to Manchester, where he has since conducted a studio. He was married July 1, 1887, to Miss Mary Johnson, a native of Minnesota and a daughter of John and Aslog (Jensen) Johnson, both natives of Norway. The father died in Minnesota when quite a young man but the mother still lives in that state. Mr. and Mrs. Hyde are the parents of two daughters, Laura Emma and Aida Elizabeth.
      Mr. Hyde is a democrat and an advocate of the single tax in his political belief and served for four years, from 1907 to 1911, in the city council. His religious allegiance is given to the Congregational church and fraternally he is a Mason and a Knight of Pythias. He belongs to an old American family as the Hydes have traced their genealogy in this country back to colonial days. Mr. Hyde has proven himself worthy of such ancestry and is in every respect a loyal and useful American citizen.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 481-482.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb

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