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John E. Newton 1905 - 1984

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John E. Newton 1905 - 1984

Posted: 8 Aug 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 23 Apr 2003 3:24PM GMT
Surnames: NEWTON, BROWNLEE
OBITUARY OF JOHN E. NEWTON, March, 1984, Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE.), front page

Judge John Newton Dies At His Ponca, Neb., Home

Ponca, Neb. -- Former Nebraska State Supreme Court Judge John E. Newton was found dead in his house here Monday morning. Newton, 79, apparently died of natural causes, authorities said.

Newton, a native of Ponca, was appointed to the Supreme Court bench in January, 1967 by Gov. Norbert Tieman. He succeeded Judge Robert C. Brower of Fullerton, who retired.

Newton reportedly suffered from emphasema and had returned to his home from a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital about 10 days before his death.

A neighbor notified authorities Monday morning when he noticed the lights in Newton's home had been on all night. Police Chief Paul Blatchford said Newton had been watching television. The television was on and Newton was found sitting in his chair.

"He basically just went to sleep in his chair," said Dixon County Attorney Thomas Dorcey. Authorities pronounced Newton dead at the scene.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Salem Lutheran Church in Ponca. Burial will be at the Ponca cemetery.

The son of early Ponca settlers (a grandfather platted the town), Newton graduated from Ponca High School in 1921. He was admitted to the bar June 5, 1926, after graduating from the University of Nebraska College of Law. He was named deputy county attorney in 1929. He was first elected county attorney in 1930 and held that position through the mid-1950s. In 1957 he went to the district court bench where he was a judge until his appointment to the Supreme Court in 1977 and was succeeded by Judge C. Thomas White of Columbus in 1977.

His wife, the former Bonnie May Brownlee, died in 1961. Survivors include two children, Mrs. J. R. (Merrily) Tunnicliff of Clarinda, Iowa, and Dr. John Richard Newton of East Wenatchee, Wash., and five grandchildren.

OBITUARY OF JOHN E. NEWTON, March, 1984, Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE.), front page

Judge John Newton Dies At His Ponca, Neb., Home

Ponca, Neb. -- Former Nebraska State Supreme Court Judge John E. Newton was found dead in his house here Monday morning. Newton, 79, apparently died of natural causes, authorities said.

Newton, a native of Ponca, was appointed to the Supreme Court bench in January, 1967 by Gov. Norbert Tieman. He succeeded Judge Robert C. Brower of Fullerton, who retired.

Newton reportedly suffered from emphasema and had returned to his home from a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital about 10 days before his death.

A neighbor notified authorities Monday morning when he noticed the lights in Newton's home had been on all night. Police Chief Paul Blatchford said Newton had been watching television. The television was on and Newton was found sitting in his chair.

"He basically just went to sleep in his chair," said Dixon County Attorney Thomas Dorcey. Authorities pronounced Newton dead at the scene.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Salem Lutheran Church in Ponca. Burial will be at the Ponca cemetery.

The son of early Ponca settlers (a grandfather platted the town), Newton graduated from Ponca High School in 1921. He was admitted to the bar June 5, 1926, after graduating from the University of Nebraska College of Law. He was named deputy county attorney in 1929. He was first elected county attorney in 1930 and held that position through the mid-1950s. In 1957 he went to the district court bench where he was a judge until his appointment to the Supreme Court in 1977 and was succeeded by Judge C. Thomas White of Columbus in 1977.

His wife, the former Bonnie May Brownlee, died in 1961. Survivors include two children, Mrs. J. R. (Merrily) Tunnicliff of Clarinda, Iowa, and Dr. John Richard Newton of East Wenatchee, Wash., and five grandchildren.

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