Newton brewed beer in Auburn for just under a decade. He started out at 39 First Street in 1884, but by 1887 he had moved his operation to 7 Third Street. Before jumping into the brewing game, he was listed as a laborer. By 1893, it appears that Newton had given up brewing entirely, becoming a watchman.
Newton was born in England, around 1844; it is unclear when he emigrated to the United States. He was married to Emma Newton and as of the 1880 census, the couple had no children.
See the precise locations of Newton’s brewhouses on the Maine Beer Map.
Will Anderson, The Great State of Maine Beer Book (Portland: Anderson & Sons’ Publishing Co., 1996) 11.
Lewiston and Auburn City Directory, 1876, 1880, 1885, 1887, 1893
U.S. Census, 1880