About Marion Newton
Marion Newton, valedictorian of her class at Mt Holyoke College, the second in her family tree to attend college, was active in the cause sustainable energy use in her later years. Marion taught school in Maine for her first job after college. She never married and finally settled back at her parents' home on Amherst St. in Manchester, NH, related to her brother Leonard's unexpected death, her mother's subsequent depression and death, and her father having an otherwise empty house. Marion lived with her father until his death.
Marion had an active and passive solar heated home designed and built across from the family homestead in Hartford, VT. She sold the James and Margaret Newton house and settled in Hartford, VT until her illness made it impossible for her to live alone. Her brain cancer progressed very quickly so within a few months she needed to be hospitalized. She passed away at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center then located still in Hanover, NH.
The photo from the family archives shows Marion at age 2 years in Manchester, New Hampshire.