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Male, US, born 1896-07-07, died 1981-11

Associated with the firms network

Newton and Murray, Architects; Newton and Trudeau, Architects; Newton, Henry Carlton, Architect

Professional History

Employee, General Petroleum Corporation, Vernon, CA, c. 1918. The first portion of Newton's career was in architecture, although he remained with the National Guard in the 1920s. In 1925, Newton was a Captain in the California National Guard, Company E, 80th Brigade, 160th Infantry, Los Angeles. In 1940-1941, he began a long career in the active duty US Army. Plans and Training Officer, Armed Forces Replacement Training Center, 1940-1941; at this time, there were 19 Armed Forces Replacement Training Centers across the US, two in Southern CA, Camp Roberts and Camp Callan; (See "Army Replacement Training Centers, 1940-41,"Accessed 09/10/2013; Commanding Officer, 160th Infantry Regiment, Camp San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, 03/03/1941-late 1941; (This regiment was relocated to Fort Lewis, WA, on 04/29/1942.) Commandant of Officers Orientation School, Armored Command, Fort Knox, KY, 1941-1942; Commanding Officer, Combat Command A 12th Armored Division, 1943-1944; in 1942, portions of the 12th Armored Division was headquartered at Fort Campbell, KY. He retired as brigadier general in 1956.

In 1925, Newton was a Captain in the California National Guard, Company E, 80th Brigade, 160th Infantry.


Born in Rankin, IL, H. Carlton Newton's birth father' had the surname "Boill" or "Boyle." His mother remarried William T. Newton c. 1893. Newton lived with his step-father, mother, brother and a boarder in Santa Barbara, CA. Eight years later, helived at 426 East 43rd Street Los Angeles, CA, in 1918. He last lived in the 22204 zip code of Arlington, VA, and was buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, Plot: Section 2, #3596-2.

His mother was Josephine Boill (or Boyle) (born c. 1861 in IN) who later became Josephine Newton. Her parents were of Irish descent. His step-father was William T. Newton (born c. 1868 in OH), who in 1910, worked as a boiler maker for a sugar company. Henry Carlton Newton's brother, Paul B. Boill, worked as a carpenter for the same sugar company at the same time. Josephine had had three children by 1910, all of whom were alive in that year.

His wife was Bessie Burke Newton (1896-1979).

Newton's World War I Draft Registration card described him as being tall and slender, with gray eyes and brown hair. (See " U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 for H Carlton Newton," Accessed 04/29/2014.) Newton traveled from Southampton, England, to New York, NY, aboard the Cunard liner Queen Mary on 08/13/1956. Previous dates of birth and death dates were for the wrong Henry Newton. Edward J. Carey sent corrected information to the author by email on 08/11/2013. SSN: 579-54-1119.

Associated Locations

  • Rankin, IL (Architect's Birth)
    Rankin, IL

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PCAD id: 680