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Comment by Rachael Johnson on February 12, 2011 at 9:11am
Hey, I was curious, do you have any relation to Sockalexis? I was just curious because Sockalexis was my great, great grandfather.
Comment by Troy Jordan on February 13, 2011 at 5:24pm
Hi Rachael.  I'm not directly related, but my wife is.  He was her great-grandfather on her father' side.  How are you related?
Comment by Rachael Johnson on February 13, 2011 at 6:25pm
He is my paternal grandmothers, grandfather... If that makes sense? My grandmothers name was Shirley C. Boothby.
Comment by Troy Jordan on February 14, 2011 at 7:27am
Yes that makes sense.  Do you know your paternal grandmothers parents names?  My father-in-laws mother's name was Lona Newell and she would have been a sister to one of your great grandparents.  In my researching, I've found that there was more than one Sockalexis Newell,  The entire family lived in a small complex on the shore of North Pond in Greenwood, living mainly in birch bark cabins and teepees.  Sockalexis married a woman named Lida D Powers on Feb 16, 1896.  She was the daughter of James W. Powers and Lydia C. Day of Woodstock. 
Comment by Rachael Johnson on February 14, 2011 at 8:37am
More than one Sockalexis Newell, cool. Shirley's parents were Everett Charles Boothby and Lydia B. Newell Boothby. The Sockalexis Newell information I have found has his parents being Loren Newell and Susan D. Remick... Not sure if all this information I have found is correct, I am new at doing all of this researching, however through an uncle of mine; I know Sockalexis was an ancestor.
Comment by Troy Jordan on February 14, 2011 at 9:33am

We're on the same one... Loren Newell and Susan Remick were his parents.  I have some other siblings listed as well:  Linwood C, Mildred Q., Lona B., Hilda I., Edward S., Marguerite B., Glenwood W., Carroll E. and Stanwood L. all born between 1905 and 1922.  I didn't see Lydia being listed, but I could have missed her.  I'm still working on the Newell/Remick line and have run into quite a few dead ends.  I will look through some paperwork I have tonite as I remember seeing a newpaper article about Sockalexis you might be interested in reading.

Comment by Rachael Johnson on February 14, 2011 at 9:59am
Definitely if possible...
Comment by Troy Jordan on February 14, 2011 at 9:26pm
I found the article, but I only had a reduced photocopy and the print is too small to scan.  I can tell you that it was from the August 3, 1940 edition of the Lewiston Evening Journal.  I ended up typing in this phrase from the article in the google news search bar:  "Boyhood on Indian Island" and I was able to find it there.  Let me know if you have trouble finding it and we can try something else.
Comment by Glenwood W. Newell Jr. on May 1, 2011 at 1:08pm

    Mrs, Rachael Johnson & Mr. Troy Jordan,

          Not sure if either of you are still checking out this site, but I'll just take the chance that one of you will visit it and see this message.  Sockalexis Newell was my Grandfather, I'm the Son of Glenwood Sr. live in the Woodstock area. Maybe I can help you with history about the Newell family.

Comment by Rachael Johnson on May 1, 2011 at 4:55pm
I can't believe how long it has been since I checked this. Once I get my info together again, I will take you up on that offer... thanks...


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