biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
WILLIAM F. NEWBOLD is a farmer and blacksmith, living on section 7, Cedar Township. He was born in Switzerland County, Ind., Jan. 24, 1844, and is the son of George and Martha (Burnes) Newbold, the former a native of Maryland, and the latter of Kentucky. They came to this county in 1851, and both are now retired from active labor, making their home with their son. William F. Newbold was married, Oct. 23, 1864, to Eliza J. Davidson, a daughter of Daniel and Keziah (Brubaker) Davidson, who are residents of Kirkville, Wapello Co., Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Newbold are the parents of five children~Annette, George, Florence, Fred and Minnie. Himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Newbold is a Greenbacker, and has held the office of School Director. He is the owner of eighty acres of good land, all of which is under cultivation, has good house and barn, cribs, granaries and other buildings. He is the patentee of the Newbold Potato-Planter, which is patented in this country and Canada. It is a very ingenious machine, and performs accurately and rapidly the work for which it was designed. In the sale of machines and territory he is meeting with marked success, and it is the opinion of those who have witnessed the operation of this machine that it is a veritable bonanza, and will prove a source of wealth to its owner.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy