Newton W. Beckett (1894 - January 19, 1976) was a carpenter in Hartford, Connecticut, and an employee for Handee Spring & Manufacturing Company in Hartford. He was born in 1894 in Waterbury, Connecticut, to Lucas A. Beckett. He grew up at his family home of 267 Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford, Connecticut.
On April 13, 1927, he filed a marriage license with Florence E. Morehouse, a housekeeper, while he lived at 267 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford. The ceremony was held on April 14, 1927. Her mother, Ella Waters, was matron of honor. Their wedding trip was spent in New York. When they returned, they made their home at 267 Wethersfield Avenue. For fun, on November 10, 1927, Beckett asked the Hartford Courant about the extent of fires and floods in the Hartford grid; it was answered by a correspondent on November 20, 1927.
On March 4, 1940, his wife died at Hartford Hospital; Beckett attended her funeral a few days later. Much later, he remarried. Throughout the 1940's and 1950's, Beckett was active in his lodge, the Trinity Lodge. Indeed, Beckett was installed as an officer of the Trinity Lodge 36, Independent Order of Odd Fellows at the Odd Fellows Temple at 510 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, just down the street from his home in 1963. In 1970, he retired from his job with Handee Spring & Manufacturing Company. On January 19, 1976, he died at a local convalescent home at the age of 81.