Found him on the 1900 Benton, Yates, New York census (dist 134 img 13) as Willard Newby
age 8. Found him on the 1910 Benton, Yates, New York census (dist 173 img 5) as Willard S. Newby
Penn Yen, Dec. 6 â€” Mrs. Wlllard Newby, of Jerusalem, received official notice yesterday that her husband had been killed in action in France, October 20th. He was 26 years of age and left with the Yates county contingent last April.
After a month's training at Camp Dix he was sent across and having had much experience as a farmer was put to work on a large farm in France. Until the news of his death came his relatives supposed him to be miles away from the trenches.
He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Nellie Hemmingway, an infant daughter, born October 18th his mother, Mrs. Eva Newby, of Benton, a brother, Oliver a sister Helen, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Lloyd Wheeler, of Penn Yan. - Geneva Daily Times December 5, 1918
The body of Willard S. Newby arrived in Penn Yan Wednesday and his funeral was held Friday afternoon
from the Thayer & Waldo funeral parlors. -Rev. W. H. Wheatley officiating with burial in Lake View cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nellie Newby and small daughter, his mother, Mrs. Eva Newby; a brother, Oliver and a sister, Mrs. Herman Sorensen.
Mr. Newby was killed in France October 28, 1918, while in action in the World's War. He was inducted into service in Penn Yan, April 1, 1918. He was in his twenty-sixth year then. He served in the 24th Co. 153d Depot Brigade , M.G. Co. 311th Infantry, and Co. C, 311th Infantry. He served overseas from May 19th until he met death. - Rushville Chronicle and New Age August 5, 1921