Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Charles Newton Cone

My Grandfather, Charles Newton Cone, was born in Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota 06 Dec 1898. He was raised in the small farming community of Mapleton, Utah. His parents Frederick Naaman and Helen Newton Cone; grandparents Charles Shepard and Mary Clarke Newton; and even great-grandfather John Champion Clarke went to Utah as part of a Presbyterian Mission to lead Mormons back to their church before 1900.
Charles Newton Cone Circa 1899

Mapleton was a village of about 600 people with impressive views of Maple Mountain (now called Spanish Fork Peak) and Ether Peak. The population was predominantly Mormon and my Grandfather recounted that there was some exclusion of his family by the LDS community.  Not surprising given the family's mission.
1900 Census
Mapleton Precinct Sup. District 273, Enum District 157
20 June 1900

Careful examination shows the families of John Newton, his father Charles Newton including father-in-law John Champion Clarke,  and Frederick Cone his brother-in-law. All heads of household occupations have been given as farmer.

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