Charles C. Newhard, Jr., is one of the younger men of stirring energy and push who are making the reservation country one of the best sections in the northwest. He was born in Puyallup, Washington, on November 24, 1879, being the son of Charles C. and Jennie (Meek) Newhard who are mentioned in this work. He is a grandson of the noted Hon. J. L. Meek. Our subject was reared in the various places of the northwest where the family resided and gained a good education from the common schools. He studied longer in Genesee than in any other one place.

He remained with his parents in their travels and labors until May, 1901, when he came to its allotment, which is eighty acres of choice land, about one mile west from Fletcher. Here he is devoting his labor and skill to tilling the soil, raising stock and making a comfortable home for his family. Mr. Newhard is a young man of promise and stands well among the people of the community and is doing good work in building up the County.

On November 14, 1901, Mr. Newhard married Miss Alice M., daughter of John and Lucy (McNamara) Howard. Mr. Howard was born in Iowa, in 1S54 went to Nebraska where he followed the blacksmith, trade and in 1899 came to Idaho and is still engaged at his trade. His wife was born in Illinois, in 1858, and her parents, Thomas and Catherine McNamara, were pioneers in that state. Mr. and Mrs. Newhard have one child, Kenneth Charles, born October 17, 1902. Mrs. Newhard has the following named brothers and sisters: May D. Charlotte, Frank, Frederic, Earl. Clara.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903