ARMSTRONG,, MISS NETTIE MAUD, died 6/2/1953.
She was born in Malden, Massachusetts 8/23/1866 to Gilbert Smith
Armstrong and Rosalma Ann Whipple. The
family moved to Plymouth in 1869. In
1884 she graduated from Plymouth Normal School and worked in the office of The
Ayer Insurance Agency and as a bookkeeper for Moses Batchelder in his store, The
Old Brick. Her first job was as a dry goods clerk with Webster, Russell &
Company until the business was sold. She
lived on the corner of Highland and Langdon Streets in Plymouth. She was the
middle child of three children born to Gilbert and Rosalma.
Both her siblings died as infants.
BRAINARD, ALVIN PAUL, died 8/27/1953.
He was born in Plymouth 4/10/1898 to Alvin Craig and Mary (Gibbons)
Brainerd. His father was yardmaster
for the B & M railroad and his mother was born in Ireland.
Alvin was the youngest of six children.
He was unmarried.
BROWN, BESSIE MAY
(WALKER) died at age 67 on 8/24/1953 in Plymouth. She was born here 4/16/1886 to William Walker and Mary
(Carney). Bessie married John
Mellon Brown, known as “Mell,” a railroad employee who died in 1951.
BROWN, JOHN S. died 6/30/1953. He was born in Campton 10/3/1879 to Daniel C. and Emma
(Sanborn) Brown. He married Olivia
Goss of Bridgewater on 10/27/1912. He
was employed at the pulp mill at Livermore Falls for thirteen years.
He was known locally as “Long John Brown.”
BURTT, CHARLES COOK died 7/9/1953.
He was born in Plymouth 2/7/1879 to Frederick S. Burtt and Leonora
Wheeler. He was born in the
McMurphy house in Lower Intervale, which was built by his father, Fred.
It burned prior to 1953. He
went to work at the D & M factory when he was fourteen years old and
continued his employment there until 1937, when the factory went out of
business. He married Emelia Nicklas
in Newburyport, Massachusetts on 1/24/1908.
His previous marriage was to Mary Ellen Morton.
He was the father of three sons; C. Edward Burtt, Kenneth Burtt, and
Robert P. Burtt.
CORLISS, NELLIE J. (ROBY), age 87, died 8/23/1953.
She was born in Concord 12/12/1864 to George and Mary (Sargent) Roby.
She married Jepther K. Corliss of Hill.
He was an engineer of the B & M railroad and he died in February of
EASTMAN, PAUL S. died at age 52 on 7/1/1953 in
Lancaster. He was born 5/2/1901 in
Ashland to Charles A. Eastman and Laura E. Perkins. He married Verna Cote of Ashland on 5/12/1928.
HALL, LILLIAN (PEBBLES), age 84, died 6/25/1953.
She was born in Plymouth to George and Abbie (Coburn) Pebbles on
4/12/1868. She was first married to
William C. Howland in 1887. She married Frank H. Hall, her second husband, on
3/28/1900. She had one daughter,
Anna Robbins (Howland) Manion of Berlin, New Hampshire.
MC FARLAND, SADIE ALICE (THIBODEAU) died 6/26/1953.
Born in Plymouth, she was the daughter of Solon Thibodeau and Grace
Bacon. She married Edward Chandler
of Plymouth and he died in 1914. Four
daughters were born to them; Grace, who died in infancy, Eddie, who died at age
14, Helen, and Emily. Her second
marriage was to M. Irving McFarland of Ellsworth, Maine in 1917. They had one
son, Victor, and one daughter, Mildred.
PARKER, AMASA S. died 7/3/1953 in Whitefield.
He was born in Vermont on 1/21/1898 and lived in Plymouth for 23 years.
Called “Chick,” by his friends, he was employed at the Draper
Corporation at Beebe River. He was
married to Beatrice Dustin.
PRESCOTT, MAUDE LILLIAN (MANION) died in June of 1953.
She was born 4/20/1927 in Rumney to Elwin and Ethel (Colburn) Manion.
She was married to Frank Prescott.
PAGE, NELLIE LOUISA (MC Donald) DIED AT THE AGE OF 96 ON
8/23/1953. She was born 4/27/1856
to Converse and Ann (Marston) McDonald. In
1869 her family moved to Livermore Falls from their home in Campton.
She married Ira Mason Page, a Civil War veteran, on 11/17/1887.
He was born in Vermont in 1840 and was quite a bit older than his wife.
He had been married previously. He
died in 1894.
ROBIE, GERTRUDE E. (PICKERING) died at age 76 on
10/17/1953 in Plymouth. She was
born at The Weirs on 10/20/1876 to Charles E. and Roxanna (Webster) Pickering.
She married Albert Sloane Robie in 1898.
He died 11/6/1915. They had
two sons; Charles J. and William T. Robie and two daughters; Mrs. Violet R.
Portall and Mrs. Leona Haley.
AHERN, STEPHEN EMMETT died 11/25/1954.
He was born in Saranac, New York on 12/27/1879, the youngest son of John
Ahern and Julia Lawliss. He was one
of ten children born to the couple. The
family moved to Lower Interval in Plymouth in 1897.
Stephen married Mary Jacques and they had four sons; Stephen, Henry,
Omer, and John. They also had a
daughter, Mrs. Margaret Thompson.
BEMIS, GEORGE M. died 9/30/1954 in Haverhill.
He was born in Athens, Vermont on 6/11/1865, the son of Neal and Mary
(Jenkins) Bemis. He came to
Plymouth in 1914 and operated a meat business out of his home on Tobey Road
(formerly Cutter Street).
GLYNN, ETHEL JENNIE, the daughter of David Glynn and
Estella Fisher, was born in Plymouth on July 24, 1886.
She was an only child. She
died, unmarried, in 1954.
HUTCHINS, ALICE M. (GORE) died 2/15/1954 at the hospital
in Hanover. She was born in
Plymouth on 2/1/1882, the daughter of George W. Gore and Harriet Page.
She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1900 and the State Normal
School in 1904, the same year that she married Samuel Hutchins of Vermont (on
LYMAN, MARY (DRAPER) was the daughter of Jason Fletcher
Draper and Hattie Cora Russell. She
was born in Plymouth 5/5/1882 and died in Portsmouth on 7/19/1954.
She was the widow of C. Burton Lyman.
MC CUTCHEON, ARTHUR WILLARD died 12/24/1954.
He was born in Warren 11/17/1887 to David James McCutcheon and Lillian
King. The family moved to Plymouth
in 1894. Arthur married Celia M.
Jordan of Dover in 1908 and they lived in Conway until 1922, then came back to
Plymouth, where they resided until his death.
MORSE, HERBERT F. died at age 84 on 11/7/1954.
He was born in Campton on 3/19/1870, the son of John D. Morse and Sara J.
Moulton. He was married to Minnie
PRESCOTT, DELLA FRANCELLA (HARDY) died in 1954.
She was born in Plymouth 4/18/1897, the daughter of Forrest Hardy and
Alice Harvey. She was a member of
the Plymouth Methodist Church and was the widow of Grover Prescott.
RAY, GEORGE T. was born in Rumney 6/11/1888, the son of
William Ray and Adelaide Dolloff. He
died in 1954. He worked at the D
& M and also at the Ashland paper mills.
He was married to Florence Wakefield and was the father of a son, George
Ray, and a daughter, Mrs. Edith E. Smith.
SHERBURNE, GEORGE WASHINGTON died at age 81 on
12/6/1954. He was born in Ellsworth
4/12/1873 to Samuel Sherburne and Amanda Willey. The family moved to Plymouth in 1897 and lived in the former
Benjamin Gould house at the foot of Peg Mill Hill. George was married on 8/15/1901 to Ethel R. Spaulding.
SMITH, CYRUS GREEN died in Franklin on 4/12/1954.
He was the son of John A. Smith and Ora Fellows and was born in Plymouth
5/29/1879. He was employed at the D
& M for many years. Minnie Way
was his wife and they were members of the Plymouth Methodist Church.
TUPPER, GEORGE GORDON MEADE was born in Holderness
3/18/1874, a twin son of William H. Tupper and Mary Ellen Lowd.
He died 10/19/1954 in Massachusetts.
In 1880 he moved to Plymouth and lived in Lower Intervale, where he
worked as a section hand on the B & M railroad.
He married Sadie M. Morse on 9/25/1894.
They had two sons; Ray and Harold; a daughter, Mrs. Ray Stevens, and a
foster son, Paul Brown. George’s
father, William Tupper, served with the 6th New Hampshire Infantry
and received an injury at Bull Run in 1862 which caused him to be disabled for
the rest of his life.
WOOD, MRS. EMMA (TOURTILLOTTE) was born in Maxfield,
Maine 8/13/1869, the daughter of Orin A. and Almeda Emery Tourtillotte.
She died 8/8/1954. On 11/6/1886 she married Elmer J. Wood of Thornton.
He died in 1938. They moved to Plymouth in 1895 and were members of the
Plymouth Methodist Church. Elmer
worked on the B & M railroad. They
had three children, Almon, Harry, and Blanche.
Both Harry and Blanche predeceased their mother.
YEATON, ROSCOE S. “JOE” died 9/8/1954 in West
Plymouth. He was born 3/22/1892 in
Northwood, the son of Alvah and Etta (Bartlett) Yeaton.
“Joe” farmed, ran a sawmill and lumber business at his home in West
Plymouth. He and his wife, Doris,
had two sons, Phillip E. Yeaton and Dean H. Yeaton, as well as four daughters.
AVERY, CYNTHIA B. (AVERY) died 1/20/1955.
She was born 6/22/1878 in Campton to Charles M. and Nellie M. (Hall)
Avery. In 1901 she was married to
Charles S. Avery. Her grandparents
and her parents owned and operated the Starr King View in West Campton, which
was her home for many years. She and her husband carried on the establishment after the
death of her parents. Her husband
died around 1935 and she sold the business at that time to Mr. and Mrs. Felix
McCarthy, Jr. of Plymouth.
BRAGG, KATE FLORENCE (HUTCHINS) died 6/9/1955.
She was born in Plymouth 11/10/1867 to George K. and Mary (Flanders)
Hutchins. She married Oscar T.
Bragg on 2/4/1890. He was a
shoemaker and a carpenter and he died in 1934.
They had three sons; Harry, Lester, and Clarence.
Clarence preceded his mother in death a few years ago.
BROWN, MISS MARGARET died in late June or early July
1955. She was born in Plymouth
7/1/1876 to Daniel M. and Frances E. (Marston) Brown.
“Margie,” as she was called, never married. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1893 and was
employed for many years at the D & M factory.
Her sister, Alberta, married Fred S. Wright, an attorney in Woodsville
and is Margie’s only survivor.
CURRIER, EMMA CORNELIA (TENNEY), the widow of Dean
Currier, died 8/6/1955. Emma was
born in Hanover 6/2/1871 to Lemuel and Cornelia (Everett) Tenney.
She graduated from Plymouth Normal School in 1892 and married Dean
Currier on 1/1/1895. He passed away
DAY, DONALD F., age 48, died 5/5/1955 in Plymouth.
He was born her 8/31/1906 to James and Eunice (Pierce) Day.
His wife’s name is Dorothy.
DUSTIN, MAURICE PRESCOTT died 4/26/1955.
Born in Plymouth 10/21/1899 he was the oldest son of James Morrison
Dustin and Vinnie Susan Chase. His
wife’s name is Germaine.
GARLAND, MINNIE B. (CUMMING), widow of Dr. William
Russell Garland, his third wife, died in early May 1955.
She was born in Richmond, P.Q. 8/5/1874 to William and Fanny (Astell)
Cumming. She came to Plymouth
around 1910 and later married Dr. Garland, who passed away in 1935.
HERBERT, ALICE M. (HAWKINS) died in Concord 1/17/1955.
Born in Plymouth 9/30/1886 to Andrew Jackson and Margaret Teresa (Meagher)
Hawkins, she was the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Cutter.
She had two older brothers, Willie and George, who both died in infancy.
Her natural father committed suicide and her mother remarried Gilman Marsh in
1890. He died in 1903.
Alice married Byron G. Herbert. She
was previously married to Perley A. Plant.
HOWARD, FLORA ABBIE (LOWD) died 5/19/1955.
Born in Plymouth 12/6/1865 to William A. Lowd and Sarah E. Morgan, her
family moved from Plymouth to Canada when she was small. She married in
Cookshire, Quebec on 11/4/1885, George W. Howard of Concord, Vermont.
He died in 1938.
MOULTON, BERTIE WILLIE died 4/9/1955.
He was born in West Plymouth 9/20/1874 to Ethan Allen Moulton and Martha
Cummings. In early life he was
employed at the Holderness School for Boys.
He married Ruth Phillips on 10/1/1904 and they made their home on Winter
Street; later moving to Fairgrounds Road, and ultimately to the “Weeks
MOULTON, RUTH (PHILLIPS) died 5/12/1955, about a month
after her husband, Bertie Willie Moulton. She
was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick on 12/13/1874 to John and Eunice (Smith)
Phillips. She was one of 13
children. She met her husband while
she was employed with him at the Holderness School for Boys.
They married 10/1/1904 and celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary in 1954.
SMITH, MARY MAUD died at age 86 on 2/11/1955 in Ashland.
She was born in Ellsworth 10/5/1869 to Moses and Nancy (Batchelder)
Smith. When she was still a child the family moved to Plymouth,
where she graduated from the Plymouth Normal School in 1889.
She taught school for many years, and later worked as a bookkeeper at the
D & M factory for many years, until her retirement.
SMITH, BLANCHE BROCKETT (SMYTHE), the daughter of Rodney
Edson Smythe, married John Elwin Smith on 10/5/1898. They were the parents of two children. Blanche graduated from Plymouth High School in 1894.
Her father and her husband were both Treasurers of the PGSB, as was one
of her sons, Elwin. Her other son,
Rodney P. Smith, became a physician and practiced in Pennsylvania.
Blanche died at the age of 78 on 1/11/1955.
WHITTEMORE, ALMA (HARRIMAN) died 5/29/1955.
Born in Plymouth, she was the daughter of William and Caroline (Penniman)
Harriman. She was born 3/10/1860 at
the Harriman homestead in West Plymouth. She
married 2/21/1884 to Henry Harris Whittemore and they settled on the Whittemore
Homestead in West Plymouth.
WOODMAN, MARTHA STEVENS (FRENCH) died at age 88 on
5/26/1955. She was born in Plymouth
12/4/1866 to Lorenzo H. French and Elizabeth Kelley. She married Dr. A.W. Woodman on 12/3/1894.
He had opened his dental office in Plymouth the previous year and he
maintained his dentistry for the next 40 years.
He died in 1939.
DUSTIN, NORMAN died 11/12/1956. He was born in Holderness 8/21/1903 to Frank and Emma
(Stewart) Dustin. He was married to
Anna McGoff and they lived at Loon Lake.
EASTMAN, FLORENCE (CARR) died 12/22/1956.
She was born in Holderness 4/18/1884 to Gilman M. and Cora (Huntress)
Carr. She married Frank Eastman of
Ashland, who died on Christmas Day in 1936.
FORD, EARLE R., age 59, died 12/4/1956.
He was born in Plymouth 6/25/1897, the son of William and Nettie (Marden)
Ford. He was a veteran of World War
FULLER, ELIZABETH H. (HARRIMAN) died 12/17/1956.
Born in Plymouth 4/20/1870, she was the youngest of five children born to
William and Caroline (Penniman) Harriman. She
married Rev. Robert Fuller, a Methodist Minister at the Harriman homestead.
Her nephew was Henry Trow. Rev.
Fuller died in 1953. They had no
children of their own, but raised a grandson from infancy from Rev. Fuller’s
previous marriage; Frederick Fuller, Jr., whose mother died soon after his
GREENLEAF, HORACE T. died at age 83 on 10/21/1956.
He was born in Holderness 9/8/1873, the son of Charles and Laura
GRIFFIN, CHARLES ABNER died 8/26/1956.
He was born in Rumney on 4/4/1898, the son of Charles P.C. Griffin and J.
MITCHELL, HERMAN IRA DIED IN Florida in November 1956.
He was a native of Plymouth and the brother of Chalon Blair Mitchell.
His wife’s name was Helen. He
was the third of six children born to Ira Coleman Mitchell and Mynett Jane Swett.
His father was a stonemason.
SANBORN, MYRTIE C. (HUTCHINS), the widow of Charles
Wilbur Sanborn, died in 1956. Charles,
who died in 1923, was the 7th of ten children born to Samuel Sanborn
and Caroline (Sanborn).
WAKEFIELD, MARIE (GROSS) died 8/15/1956.
She was born in Germany in a town called Grelin, now called Frankfort, on
8/5/1870. She was the widow of Willard P. Wakefield and they lived on Thurlow
Street in Plymouth. They were
married in 1899 and he died in 1945.
WHITCHER, ERWIN E., died at age 64 in November of 1956.
He was born 5/4/1892, the son of Emeri and Mary (Willoughby) Whitcher.
The Wentworth native was a veteran of World War I.
APPLEYARD, CLARA RUSSELL (HUCKINS) died 5/25/1957.
She was born in Holderness 10/24/1876, the daughter of John Smith
Appleyard and Sophia S. Caldon. Clara was married to Alfred H. Appleyard.
AVERY, STELLA MAUD, widow of Frank Lewis Avery, died
8/25/1957. She was born in
Woodstock 7/9/1892 and moved to Holderness in 1922.
She and Frank had 18 children after their marriage in 1931.
They lost seven of their children, six boys and a girl, when their home
was destroyed by a fire. Seven years later their daughter, Pansy, age five, was killed
when struck by a car in front of their home.
Another daughter, Nettie, died at the age of three.
Mr. Avery died in 1945.
BAYLEY, HERBERT EASTMAN died at age 88 on 8/25/1957.
He was born in West Plymouth 11/10/1868, the son of Timothy Eastman and
Susan (Cochran) Bayley. And was the youngest of their six children. He was a
meat cutter by trade. In 1899 he married Blanche Avery of Campton.
EASTMAN, HAVEN S., the oldest son of Horace Weston
Eastman and Martha Grace McIntosh, died in 1957. His two younger brothers were Clifton and Roy Eastman.
KIMBALL, ALICE (AHEE), widow of William Albert
“Bert” Kimball died in February of 1957.
She was born in Vermont 10/8/1879 to Charles Ahn and Jennie Hunt.
Her husband was a judge of the municipal court in Plymouth and he was
also an insurance salesman.
PATTERSON, OTTO A. of Rumney died in February of 1957.
He was born in Dorchester 12/27/1874 to Jed F. Patterson and Mary Kinson. He married Minnie Gillett Caldon on 8/15/1900 and they had
five children. Minnie died in 1955.
Otto was 82 years old when he passed away.
BATCHELDER, EDITH CAMILLE (PHILLIPS) died at the age of
91 on 6/12/1958. She was the widow
of Moses Batchelder, who died in 1946. Edith
was born in Bethlehem , the daughter of Lemuel Newell Phillips and Priscilla
Simpson of Littleton.
CALDON, EMMA (BRAINERD) died in New York in February
1958. She was born in Boston
12/25/1888, the daughter of Alvin C. Brainerd and Mary Gibbons.
She was married to Arthur Caldon. Emma
is buried in Trinity Churchyard.
CALDON, HERBERT F. died 1/22/1958.
He was born in Campton 7/18/1894 to Rawson and Frances (Downing) Caldon.
He worked on the B & M railroad.
He was awarded the Purple Heart from his service in World War II.
During the last ten years of his life he was confined to a wheelchair.
He was the father of one son, Rawson Caldon.
Burial was in Blair Cemetery.
CHASE, ELDORA JANE (CORLISS), age 94, died 1/21/1958.
She was born in Plymouth 9/8/1864, the daughter of Moses and Abbie
(Morse) Corliss. She married
William E. Chase, who was a night watchman at the D & M factory.
He died in 1933. They had
one son, William Chase. Burial was
in Pleasant View Cemetery.
COOK, MISS MARY HANNAH, died 9/24/1958.
Born in Plymouth 9/21/1872, she was the daughter of Alfred and Hannah
(Boynton) Cook. She graduated from
Plymouth High School in 1890 and Plymouth Normal School in 1891.
She made her home with her sisters, Mrs. Flora A. Chase and Miss Alice
Cook at 25 Russell Street in Plymouth.
DURAND, HERMAN FREEMAN died 10/5/1958.
He was born in Plymouth 5/5/1895 to Louis and Mary Alberta (Lougee)
Durand. His father was a painter.
Called “Hermie,” by his friends, he was the youngest of three boys
born to Louis and Mary.
DURGIN, VARNUM GALE died 2/22/1958.
He was born in Thornton 3/29/1861 to Varnum Gale Durgin and Sarah Morison
Smith. He married Ella May Foss
5/3/1888. She died in 1947.
He and Ella May moved to Plymouth in 1895 and operated Rose Lawn Boarding
House for ten years. They were the
parents of two sons; Paul and Harry, who died in 1915 at the age of 24.
“Varney” was buried in Riverside Cemetery.
HILDRETH, MISS PAULINE W., the oldest of ten adopted
children of Miss Mary E. Hildreth died 3/8/1958 in Boston.
She was President of Clow’s Hosiery Mill in Laconia.
The Hildreth family resided many years in the brick house on Merrill
Terrace in Plymouth. The family
also owned a farm in Campton. Survivors
include two foster brothers and five foster sisters.
HOMANS, HARRY F. died 2/6/1958. He was born 1/15/1879 in Campton. He was the son of G. Frank Homans and Ella Swett.
He is buried in Blair Cemetery.
JOHNSON, HARRY PERLEY, died at the age of 80 on
1/25/1958. He was born in
Holderness 12/7/1877 to Perley and Mary Ann (Bayley) Johnson. He married Grace L. Pillsbury and they had one daughter, Mrs.
Lucille Little, who died in October 2001. Harry
was a merchant and a blacksmith. He
is buried in Riverside Cemetery.
JOYCE, ARTHUR GEORGE died 12/24/1958.
He was born in Dixville, P.Q. 11/6/1874 to Thomas and Letitia (Stevens)
Joyce. He moved to Plymouth in 1906
and was employed as a chef at the Normal School.
He later worked at the D & M factory and still later, at Plymouth
Teachers College. He married
Madeline Nutting on 9/4/1907. They had eight children and lived on Ward Hill.
On 7/16/1922 four of their children, Lena, Bernard, Leola, and Leander
were drowned in the Baker River. The
tragedy happened on Bernard’s birthday. A
few months earlier the baby of the family, Georgia, age 18 months, died.
In 1946 the family homestead burned.
Arthur later purchased the house on Ward Hill, where his daughter, Mrs.
Olive Latuch and family lived with him. His
wife Madeline, died in 1937. He
retired in 1951 and was living with another daughter, Lillian Philbrick, when he
MILLIKEN, SEAVER L. died at age 53 9/22/1958.
He was born in Plymouth 4/13/1905 to Charles and Lula (Tucker) Milliken.
He was married to Sylvia Warner.
MORSE, FLOY I. (BARTLETT), died at age 73 5/14/1958.
She was born in Campton 4/14/1885 to Rev. William Bartlett and Emily
Stevens. She married Lenwood Morse
2/4/1905. He passed away 9/9/1957.
During their marriage they lived on Cummings Hill Road for over 50 years. After her husband’s death last year, Floy lived with Amy
Merrill. She leaves a brother,
Samuel Bartlett as her survivor.
REED, HELEN (CROSBY) died 7/30/1958.
A Plymouth resident since 1912, she was born 7/13/1890 in Nova Scotia.
She was the daughter of George and Josephine (Hicks) Crosby. She resided at the home of Colonel and Mrs. Carlton C.
Shepard in Holderness, near Livermore Falls, when she first came to this area.
She married Clarence J. Reed of Plymouth on 5/29/1930.
SMITH, FRANK G. died 5/22/1958 at the age of 90.
He was born in Campton 4/4/1868 to Leroy Smith.
He married Charlotte Flanders 10/7/1896.
She died in 1955. He was
buried in Riverside Cemetery.
SPAULDING, HARRIET PHOEBE (DARLING) died 9/27/1958.
She was born in Connecticut 10/28/1875 to Dr. A.E. and Charlotte
(Gregory) Darling. She married Roy
H. Spaulding 5/4/1898. He died in
1948. They lived in Ashland until
1912, when they moved to Plymouth and made their home on Russell Street.
STEVENS, ERNEST H. died 6/14/1958.
He was born in Campton 11/24/1889 to Frank and Nellie (Crowell) Stevens.
He was the father of a son, Roland Stevens.
SULLIVAN, KATHERINE (HOUGHTON) died 9/11/1958.
She was born in County Donegal, Ireland on 1/6/1882, the daughter of John
and Ann (Kelly) Houghton. She
married Joseph Allen Dodge Sullivan of Plymouth in April of 1902.
He died 6/4/1942.
TILTON, MARION (FOSTER) died 10/19/1958.
She was born in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 9/10/1899 to Edwin and
Mabel (Jenks) Foster. She graduated
Plymouth High School and operated the S & F Dress Shop with Mrs. E.G.
Severance. She married Raymond
Tilton of Rumney on 10/5/1927. She
and her husband made their home with her parents all their married lives.
WHITCHER, LESTER ALDEN died at the age of 68 on
1/25/1958. He was born in
Dorchester 12/11/1889 to Emril and Lydia (Willoughby) Whitcher. He was a fireman for 25 years at the D & M factory and
for 20 years at the Peg Mill. He is
buried in Riverside Cemetery.
BATCHELDER, JAMES R. died 3/20/1959.
He was born in Campton 9/23/1877, the son of Smith and Emma (Mason)
BROWN, RUFUS B. died 6/23/1959. He was born in Ashland 10/31/1874 to George Henry Brown and
Lydia Frances Cass. He married
Kathleen Claydon from Great Britain, and they lived in Ashland until 1916.
In 1916 they moved to Plymouth and he was employed at the D & M until
it closed. Rufus was crippled for
45 years, unable to walk.
CAYES, ABBY (SMITH) died 8/2/1959.
She was born in Bridgewater 5/12/1889 to Nathan P. Smith and Aleta Ames.
She married Fred Cayes of Plymouth and they had three sons and two
CAYES, JOSEPHINE (VONTELL) died in March 1959.
She was born in Plymouth to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vontell in 1891.
She was married to Charles Whittier Cayes.
CHASE, MARTHA (CLOUGH) died 12/31/1959.
She was born 5/19/1880 in Jefferson, the daughter of Hosea Clough.
She lived for many years as the housekeeper in the T.I. Emerson house on
She later went to the Odd Fellows Home in Concord.
She had a son, Earl W. York of Fairfield, Connecticut, and two
stepdaughters and a stepson, Milton Chase of Wells River, Vermont.
Martha was 79 when she passed away.
CLAY, GORDON M. died 5/20/1959. Born 4/25/1883 in East Andover, he was the son of Sam Johnson
Clay and Carol Gordon. He was the
owner and operator of Clay’s Newstand. In
early manhood he drove the stage for his father between Bristol and Plymouth.
He came to Plymouth as a young man and was a professional ball player.
He was employed for 10 years at the D & M factory.
In 1917 he purchased the Plymouth News and Book Store and operated it for
almost 30 years. On 1/1/1945 he turned the business over to his sons and
retired. He was married to Bessie
Piper and they had three sons; Sam B. Clay, John G. Clay, and Davis W. Clay.
CURRIER, JAMES LESLIE died 1/31/1959.
He was born 1/26/1909 in Haverhill to Leslie and Jessie (Bradley)
Currier. In 1919 the family moved to Plymouth.
He was married on 4/14/1928 to Edith Hatch.
He was a veteran of World War II.
FLETCHER, CHARLES HERMAN died 4/26/1959.
He was born in Plymouth 1/26/1867 to Samuel Prescott Fletcher and Lydia
Morrill. He married Sarah Victoria
Smith on 5/12/1897. She died in
1905. They had one son, Herman
Fletcher. His second wife was Eva
Mabel Glover, who he married on 4/27/1911 and they had two sons, Roscoe and
Arthur. Eva died 11/13/1933.
FOSTER, EDWIN JOSEPH died 2/6/1959.
He was born in Somersworth 3/19/1868 to Jacob R. Foster.
He was a photographer and a musician in the 3rd New Hampshire
Volunteers during the Civil War. He
married Mabel Jenks in Shelburn Falls, Massachusetts on 5/26/1897.
In 1898 he moved to Plymouth with his brother, George, and built the Peg
Mill, which is now Plymouth Manufacturing Company.
He retired from the peg mill during World War II.
He had one daughter, Mrs. Raymond E. Tilton, who preceeded him in death.
The Fosters lived in a large home on North Main Street in Plymouth, next
door to the large home of his brother, George.
FOSTER, MARY (JENKS) died 12/9/1959.
She was the wife of Edwin J. Foster and was born in Cheshire,
Massachusetts 11/6/1973. She was
the daughter of George W. Jenks and Abbie Northrop.
She and Edwin were married on May 26, 1897 at Shelburne Falls.
They moved to Plymouth in 1898. Their
only child, a daughter, Marion, died in October 1958.
Edwin died in January 1959. His
brother and business partner, George R. Foster, died in 1944.
HUCKINS, MINA (WORTHEN) died at 81 on 10/7/1959.
She was born in Plymouth 10/2/1878, the daughter of Warren Baker Huckins
and Mary Grace Moulton. She married
Harry S. Huckins of Ashland on 8/6/1902. In
1910 they moved to Plymouth.
LAMSON, MYRTLE ELSE (FOSSIE) died 9/21/1959.
She was born in Plymouth 10/2/1899 to Alfred Fossie and Emma Cayes.
She was employed at the D & M for 18 years.
She married Walter W. Lamson, who died in 1958.
LONGLEY, MRS. CELESTIAN (DRAPER) died 3/8/1959.
She was born in Rumney 8/6/1906 to Otis William Draper and Alice A.
Matthews. She was the youngest of nine children born to the Drapers.
MITCHELL, CARL WILLIAM died 1/20/1959.
Born 12/25/1892 in Bridgewater, he was the son of Henry and Alaha
(Evans). He was superintendent of
the pulp mill at Livermore Falls until the mill closed.
He was later employed at Miller’s factory.
He was married to Madeline Pease.
NUTTING, MINA (ESTES) died at age 79 on 8/10/1959.
Born in Vershire, Vermont 10/10/1879, she was the daughter of Willis
Estes and Lodema Pero. Her first husband was Ralph Nichols of Bridgewater.
She married second Percy A. Nutting on 1/2/1907.
He died 1/7/1927. Mina
raised a family of 11 children.
PAGE, SCOTT WILLIAM died in Florida during January of
1959. He was born in Plymouth
2/19/1884, the son of Harris B. and Lydia (Chase) Page.
His father was the last postmaster of West Plymouth.
The family moved to Plymouth from Campton in 1882.
PEBBLES, BURDETTE died in March 1959.
He was 63 years old and a taxi driver in Concord.
He was born 5/26/1895 to Burdette Varnum Pebbles and Clara V. Champon.
He was a veteran of World War II.
PHILBRICK, LESLIE WILLIS died 10/30/1959.
He was born in Plymouth 1/7/1884, the son of Adin Harrison Philbrick and
Aura Maria Wakefield. He was employed for some time on the railroad, then became a
rural route mail carrier, like his father.
He was also a carpenter of note. His
wife, Mary Winifred Logan died in 1918 during the influenza epidemic.
RALPH, KERMIT M. died at age 49 in April 1959.
He was born in Plymouth in 1910, the son of Joseph A. Ralph and Nellie
Morton. He was a veteran of World
SAWYER, LYLE (FELLOWS), widow of Walter M. Sawyer, died
3/16/1959. She was born in Plymouth
6/14/1882 to Chauncey Ayer Fellows and Jennie Lyford. She married Walter Montgomery Sawyer 10/7/1908.
He died 6/27/1942.
SMITH, ELWIN M. died 3/16/1959. He was born in Plymouth 7/2/1898, the son of John E. and
Blanche (Smythe) Smith. He was
married to Gertrude Chamberlain.
WILLOUGHBY, ELLEN, widow of George Willoughby, died in
January of 1959. She was born in
Woburn, Massachusetts 2/28/1874. Her
husband died in 1938.