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Senator Francis Griffith NEWLANDS
Clara Adelaide SHARON
Edith McALLISTER
Husband:  Francis "Frank" Griffith NEWLANDS
Birth:  28 Aug 1848, KY or Natchez, Adams Co., MS
Death:  24 Dec 1917, Washington, DC another source says San Francisco
Disposition:  buried Oak Hill Cemetery [San Jose, CA?]
Education:  privately tutored; attended Yale and Columbian Law School [now Geo. Wash. Univ.], Washington, DC
Occupation:  attorney
Elected Office:  1893-1903, U.S. Representative from Nevada; 1903-1917, U.S. Senator from Nevada
Migration:  1848, to IL w/parents; 1870, to San Francisco; 1888, to NV
Sister:  Anna NEWLANDS, b. 1850/1, KY
Parents:  born in Scotland
Marriage-1:  1874
Wife-1:  Clara Adelaide SHARON
Birth:  1852/3, City & County of San Francisco, CA
Death (in childbirth):  17 Feb 1882, City & County of San Francisco, CA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  William S. SHARON
Mother:  Maria A. MALLOY

Clara is said to be born in 1854, but in two censuses, Clara's age indicates a birth in 1852/3.

Marriage-2:  4 Sep 1888, England
Wife-2:  Edith McALLISTER
Children with Clara Adelaide SHARON born in City & County of San Francisco, CA:
1.  Edith NEWLANDS, b. 17 May 1876
2.  Jannette / Janet NEWLANDS, b. Jan 1878; d. 29 Jan 1965
3.  Frances Clara NEWLANDS, b. 21 Nov 1880; d. 21 Aug 1907
4.  Sharon NEWLANDS [male], b. 17 Feb 1882; d. 17 Feb 1882
Children with Edith McALLISTER:
5.  Hall McAllister NEWLANDS, b. 17 Feb 1890; died age two
6.  John Cutler NEWLANDS, b. 2 Dec 1893; d. 3 Dec 1893
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; UK, United Kingdom; USA, US, United States, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 29):  16 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco (Ward 10), San Francisco Co., CA, Roll T9_76, p. 56C, PN 1, SD 1, ED 114, enumerated 5 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
* 16 51 67 Newlands Frank G W M 31 Boarder   / Lawyer Kentucky Scotland Scotland
      ________ Clara W F 27 Boarder   / Keeping house California Ohio Canada
      ________ Edith W F  4 Boarder /   at home California Kentucky California
      ________ Jannette W F  2 Boarder /     California Kentucky California
      ________ Anna W F 29 Boarder /   at home Kentucky Scotland Scotland
*New Montgomery Street
Anna is almost certainly Frank's sister.  They're resident in a huge hotel, which is not named, but the Palace Hotel, owned by Clara's father, is on New Montgomery Street.

3.  Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (online at bioguide.congress.gov).

4.  Bill Putnam.  The Sharon Families in Califorrnia.  (online at www.billputman.com).

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