S: The Newhouses in Irondale, MO
BC: Created by: Sandy Thal Stories as told to us by my father on our visit to Irondale, Missouri November 19, 2011 Photographs courtesy of Lillian Newhouse, Garrett Newhouse and Sandy Thal
FC: The Newhouses in Irondale, Missouri | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
1: The House that Sam Built | The house as viewed in November, 2011. The front porch has been enclosed and siding added. Samuel Newhouse built this house and lived there with his wife Isabelle and their three children, Gary, Bill (Willie) and Brenda Joyce from about 1943 until 1951.
3: School Days The old school bridge and the remains of the Irondale School. When Gary was around 6 years old he was playing in the creek during recess and cut his toe on an old Milk of Magnesia bottle. A mill worker carried him up to the school where he was driven home so his Mom could take him to the doctor for stitches. He nearly lost his toe. When he was older he played ice hockey on this creek using a smashed PET milk can as the puck.
4: Uncle Bill and school chums, circa 1957
5: The grade school and high school that Gary and Bill attended was built in 1923 with a new gymnasium and auditorium added in 1931. Students came from Belgrade, Caledonia, Hopewell, Hickory Grove, Rock Springs and Hazel Glen. It appears that the school may have burned to the ground. This is all that's left.
6: Big River off of Mounts Road - Granny Huff's farm was near here and Gary was only allowed to fish in this river if their dog "Brownie" was with him. Brownie was known for his bravery as a snake killer and this river was loaded with water moccasins and copperheads. Notice how clear the water is even today. Left: Hattie Huff with her grandkids, Bill and Gary in back row and Joyce in front of Gary. Others not identified.
8: Left: Gary riding with his mother, Isabelle, and sister, Joyce and Aunt Dot Below:Gary in front, Joyce and their father Sam in middle and Bill in front of his Uncle Bill
9: Dad had a paper route delivering the St. Louis Post Dispatch. When he threw the paper on the porch of this house he woke up a big Siberian husky named Keith who promptly jumped off the porch and came at Dad snarling ... his owner called him off and suggested Dad "play with Keith" to get to know him better. Dad said, "No, I'm never coming back here. You can pick up your newspaper at the Mill." Perhaps this is where the saying "Let sleeping dogs lie" comes from? | PAPER BOY ATTACKED BY DOG!
10: Benjamin Franklin Newhouse Melvina L. Newhouse | Clarence Newhouse married Hattie May Farmer Samuel William | J. William Newhouse Barbara Newhouse Nora Newhouse Elizabeth Newhouse | Samuel Henry Newhouse married Isabelle May Clement Gary William Joyce | Gary Clement Newhouse married Mary Margaret Spoto Terry Sandy Robin Garrett | Terry Lee m. Samuel Piatt Christan Courtney Colby | Sandra Dawn m. Charles Thal David Daniel | Robin Annette m. Robert Patnode Conner Kendell | Garrett Scott m. Jean Strauss Lucas Danielle | married Lillian Anderson September 2, 2000 | Mary M. Newhouse Oct 6, 1938 Mar 10, 1998 | William M. Newhouse married Dorothy L. Wilhelm Sandy | Siblings of Clarence Newhouse listed in birth order ... Clarence was the 3rd of 7 children born to James Henry Newhouse and Adeline Cole In 1916 James Henry was listed as a Teamster - died of Typhoid Fever.
11: Hattie May divorced Clarence after he skipped out on her when Sam was very ill. He went for the doctor and never came back. He did at least send the doc. Clarence was born on March 25, 1893. Died July, 1966. Hattie married Lee Newhouse and had two daughters, Nellie and Marie. When Lee passed away, Hattie married his brother Herbert. The Huffs with Sam & Isabelle Newhouse Front row: Nellie, Sam, Isabelle Back row: Ralph (Nellie's husband) , Marie, Granny, Herb | Clarence"Smoky"Newhouse
12: Garrett, Dad and Lil looking for Huff relatives.
13: Dad took us down Stoney Point Road because he remembered being told that his father was born there. We came across the Huff Cemetery and got out to see if this is where Hattie May Huff (Granny) had been buried. We found her grave and the graves of other family members. Her second husband, Lee, father to Marie and Nellie, and her third husband Herb are buried here.
14: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
15: Left: Isabelle with her Mother, Elizabeth Right: Isabelle with her Father, Charles below with her sister Grace
16: Mother | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | Elizabeth Clement | Isabelle May Clement | Charles Clement
17: Father | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | Samuel Henry Newhouse | Hattie May Farmer | Clarence Monroe Newhouse | Adeline Cole | James Newhouse | Martha Pully | William R. Newhouse
18: Above: Gary Newhouse, Sandy Newhouse Thal and Garrett Newhouse at what used to be the old pharmacy. It's been a diner for 50 years. We were served burgers for $1.95. James Fornash was in the diner. He recalled working with Grandpa Sam and his brother Bill at the Mill. | Below: Depot Saloon then a candy store until about 1930. Dad thought it was a hotel in the 40's.
19: Above: The train depot ....Grandpa Sam left for WWII from here.. Right: The town gas stations and hangout. Below: The old Irondale Post Office.
20: Pvt Sam Newhouse ARMY Combat Engineers 1264th His family saw him off to WWII from the Irondale Train Depot (doesn't exist today) | Mrs. Isabelle Newhouse Hickory Street Irondale, Missouri USA
21: Irondale train depot
22: Dad said the Irondale Bank was one of the few that continued to operate successfully through the Great Depression. The door on the left led upstairs to the telephone operators.
23: This is the new bank built on the same property as the original.