We are trying to locate information about John and Phyllis
Newton emigrated from England to Vancouver in the 1920's. The Salvation Army helped them find a home in Stanley Park and employment for John in the fruit growing district of Penticton Valley. They both then became members of the Salvation Army. They had 3 sons, Rodney, Godfrey and Phillip. Rodney and Godfrey became Salvation Army Officers. We are not sure if any of them had children.
Philip was born in Canada.
The Salvation Army have provided the following:
"The only records which we have been able to find in our archives are for Godfrey, Whinfrey Newton whose parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Newton who lived at 1370 East 36th Ave. Vancouver B.C. in 1958. Godfrey became a Salvation Army officer in 1959 and his last appointment prior to resigning was as a missionary to Zambia. He was married to Beth Mae Edwards and they had two children, David Gerald born 18.05.54 and Lynne Patricia born 28.05 60. His last known address was Reverend Godfrey Newton, 10475 Oakgate Street, Surrey, BC V4N 1W7"
Any help gratefully received.
Tony Fuller/Tanya Avetoomyan