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Richard Prouty Newby

Male 1923 - 1985


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  • Name  Richard Prouty Newby 
    Born  13 Apr 1923  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 Dec 1985  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5112  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  29 Mar 2015 

    Father  James Moore Newby,   b. 17 Nov 1895, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1983, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Bertha Bernice Prouty,   b. 31 Jan 1892, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1976, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Feb 1922  Adel, Dallas, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1511  Group Sheet

    Family  Doris Irene Prignitz,   b. 15 Nov 1920, Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1998, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Jun 1945  Buffalo, Scott, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Richard Newby
     2. John Charles Newby
     3. Darlene Ann Newby
    Last Modified  21 Nov 2012 
    Family ID  F1512  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Apr 1923 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jun 1945 - Buffalo, Scott, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Dec 1985 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Newby-Richard Newby, 62, on December 9, 1985, in Muncie, Ind. Born into a Quaker family in Iowa, Richard decided early in his life to become a pastor. As a student at William Penn College he was pastor of Buffalo and Center Friends meetings in Iowa. He was recorded a Friends minister in Iowa Yearly Meeting in 1945, the year he graduated from college. He then was a pastor of meetings in Kansas and Minnesota, and of Friends Memorial Meeting in Muncie, Ind., twice, most recently in 1974-85. He was instrumental in starting Friends School, a preschool institution housed in the Friends church and open to the com- munity. After retiring as full-time pastor at Friends Memorial Church, Richard was pastor at Back Creek (Ind.) Meeting. He was also active in civic and humanitarian affairs in Muncie. He had served on the board of trustees of Friends University, Earlham College, and William Penn College, from which he received an honorary doctor of divinity degree in May 1985. The citation mentioned that he was being honored for his "exemplary work among Friends as pastor, teacher, author, active member, and leader of significant Friends pro- grams." Richard Newby is survived by his wife, Doris; a daughter, Darlene Ann; two sons, James Richard and John Charles; a granddaughter, Alicia Marie; and two sisters Gail Newby Newhall and Joy Newby Cronk.