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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Charlestown, New Hampshire Students of the 1880's-90's

Some years ago my mother handed down some old photos to me that had been handed down to her by her three aunts Grace, Jennie and Kate LORD (Frank LORD is their brother). I just love old photos, especially if they are family! My father was in the Air Force and we were stationed over in Germany for the better part of our childhood years so my brother and I didn't grow up around aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. This is one reason I treasure family photos of all the family that I never got to know.

 I'm hoping in sharing these old school photos and the names written on back that maybe others out there that don't have copies or ANY photos of these ancestors might enjoy them as much as I do.

Two old schoolhouse photos handed down by my mom's great aunts (LORD's).


 To start off with I'll share a photo of the old school house in Charlestown, it looks so quaint and such a far cry from the huge schools and classes of today:                                

                                            


This first says "the first school the Lord children went to in Charlestown,NH".
This must have been an early school as in 1870 the family was in VT, their first child was born 1873 in Charlestown, NH, other children in 1874, 1876 & 1879,and they are there in the 1880 census. Then by the 1900 census they are in Framingham, MA.


                                   
                                       





This second photo says "Hi School in Charlestown,NH" on the back.




                                    
                                                                










               


The first photo is of Mr Goddard's class, it is a High School class, and I'm sorry the students aren't all named like the other photos, but perhaps someone will recognize an ancestor.

                                            




The next class is Miss Hurd's class, it's an Intermediate School class and does have the names written on the back as well as some updates on them and I've written them out below as well. Sorry no year on this one either, but I know my LORD's left Charlestown in the late 1890's- early 1900's for Framingham,Massachusetts.




 Here's the class list:

STUDENTS:

Lewis Comstock  (probably Lewis Lovell Comstock born 1881, married Abbie C. Knapp, died 1971 in Charlestown)


Frank Mason (found Frank Mason/ Frank M. Mason's born 1877-1879 possibly the same guy as all censuses 1880-1940 are in Newport town, Sullivan co, NH), except 1910 he was in Lempster married to a Josie ____, by 1920 he's widowed, Josie died in 1918, looks like her maiden name was Barker at least that's her father's surname).


Guy Clough  (possibly Guy Sargent Clough born 1880, married Hilda E Peasley/Peaslee, and died 1942 CT)?


Dexter Jaseph  (probably Dexter George Jaseph born 1879 , died 1943 Brattleboro,VT)

Guy Burswell?  (I found a few Guy Buswell's but one, Guy J. Buswell was born 1880 was in Charlestown in 1900 census)?

Charlie Royce  (I see two possibles: Charles Marshal Royce born 1889,married Katherine Agnes Hayes died 1959 Windham,VT; or Charlie Ellsworth? Roys (Royce?) born 1881 VT. , married Libby Densmore)

Frank LORD (born 1879, never married)

Frank Harlis/Harris?  (possibly Frank L. Harris born abt 1878, married Elizabeth M. Finnigan)

John Hogan  (I see a John David Hogan born 1882, he was in Bristol, RI at time of WW2 draft; or there was a John Joseph Hogan born abt 1880 who was still in Charlestown at time of the WW1 draft.)

Walter Jones  (I see a Walter S. Jones born 1878, married Jessie A. McIntosh, died 1909 in Charlestown)

Charlie Jones  (possibly Charles Hullbert Jones born 1880, was in Athol, MA at time of WW2 draft)

Charlie Murry  (possibly Charles Tidd Murray born 1879, married Grace Florence McMahon, died 1961 Park Ridge,IL)

Fred Royce  (possibly Fred H. Roys (Royce?) born abt 1879, married Grace Emma Butterfield, died 1942)

Frank Foss  (probably Frank Irving Foss born 1881, married Edna R. ___?, died 1904 )


Elton Harriss  (probably Elton A. Harris born 1879, died 1915 in Charlestown)

Ray Clough  (can't find him, found a Raymond Victor Clough born 1922, but that seems a bit late for this bunch?, married Irene Ester Lawrence)

Ray Wood(s)  (probably Raymond Alvin Wood born 1882, at the time of WW2 draft he was in Cambridge,MA)?

Irving Densmore  (can't find anyone named Irving or with that for middle name)

Herbert Cushing  (probably Herbert W. Cushing born 1880, married Nora E. Fifield)

Lloyd Fairbanks  (probably James Lloyd / Lloyd James Fairbanks born abt 1881, married Charlotte E. Hunt)

Walter Gibson  (probably Walter George Gibson born 1880, married Lenora M. Leonard)

Anna O'Leary  (probably Annie E. O'Leary born 1881)

Lurie Hutchins  (after looking at the image again I believe this might say Susie Hutchins, Susan M. Hutchins born 1880, married Frank G. Webster, died 1959 Bellows Falls, VT)

Ida Kendall  (probably Ida L. Kendall born 1882,married Byron O. Way)?

Mannie/Mamie? Callahan   (I find no "Mamie" but there's an Elizabeth M. Callahan born abt 1874, I think that's too early, and a Mary C. Callahan born 1882)?

Mary Cummings  (there's a Mary Frost Cummings born 1882, married Alba M. Bragg)

Mary McDonald  (possibly Mary E. McDonald born 1882, married Roy G. Washer)?

person unnamed

Grace LORD (she was out that day, born 1881 married John Kendall, died 1968 Mariposa,CA) )

**I didn't try to add all the notations for them but you can see them on the photo back.






                             
 The next class is Miss Reed's class, it is a High School class, no date, but was before my LORD'S left for Framingham. The students are named on the back and I've written them below as well.


                                           




Here's the class list:

STUDENTS:

Lena Barry  (only one I found was Mildred Lena Barry born 1919, I think that's too late for this class)?

Grace Wiley  (possibly Grace Helen Wiley born 1900, married Forest Frint, died 1956 Caledonia,VT, no in looking back at the photo it looks like the notation says she married a Lawrence?)

Harriet Harlow  (probably Harriett M. Harlow born 1880, married Jay H. Brink (Bruin?) it looks similar to that on the photo back.)

Grace Cummings  (probably Grace May Cummings born 1880)

Stella Butterfield  (can't find a Stella, maybe it's short for something else?)

Walter Butterfield  (only found one Walter J. Butterfield born 1878, married Lucy May Randall )

Elton Harris (probably Elton A. Harris born 1879, died 1915 in Charlestown)


Ernest Cummings (possibly Ernest N. Cummings born 1904)

Frank LORD (born 1879, never married, died 1953 Mariposa,CA)

Frank Clough  (I see a few Frank's if I just search in New Hampshire, but not sure which one would be right, none seem connected to Charlestown)

Charlie Royce  (I see two possibles: Charles Marshal Royce born 1889,married Katherine Agnes Hayes died 1959 Windham,VT; or Charlie Ellsworth? Roys (Royce?) born 1881 VT. , married Libby Densmore)

Frank Mason    (found Frank Mason/ Frank M. Mason's born 1877-1879 possibly the same guy as all censuses 1880-1940 are in Newport town, Sullivan co, NH), except 1910 he was in Lempster married to a Josie ____, by 1920 he's widowed, Josie died in 1918, looks like her maiden name was Barker at least that's her father's surname).


Susie Hutchins   *(see Lurie Hutchins in class above, Susan M. Hutchins born 1880, married Frank G. Webster, died 1959 Bellows Falls, VT)

Annie O'Leary   (probably Annie E. O'Leary born 1881)

Lulu Hogan  (can't find her)

Margaret Galaway  (possibly Margaret E. Galway born 1881)

Tinnie/Timmie Duving  (can't find anyone with a name even close to that in Sullivan county)

Gertrude Wiley  (can't find her)

Sadie Clark  (possibly Sadie M. Clark born 1877?, married George A. Patton, was living in Newport, NH at the time 1899)

Dexter Jaseph   (probably Dexter George Jaseph born 1879 , died 1943 Brattleboro,VT)

Frank Foss  (probably Frank Irving Foss born 1881, married Edna R. ___?, died 1904 )


Fred Royce  (possibly Fred H. Roys (Royce?) born abt 1879, married Grace Emma Butterfield, died 1942)

Walter Gibson  (probably Walter George Gibson born 1880, married Lenora M. Leonard)

Leon Barry  (probably Leon Hiram Barry born 1881, was still in Charlestown at time of WW2 draft, married Ruth S. Hammond, died 1956 Springfield,VT)

Guy Burwell/Buswell?  (I found a few Guy Buswell's but one, Guy J. Buswell was born 1880 was in Charlestown in 1900 census)?

John Hogan  (I see a John David Hogan born 1882, he was in Bristol, RI at time of WW2 draft; or there was a John Joseph Hogan born abt 1880 who was still in Charlestown at time of the WW1 draft.)

Kat/Kate Brooks  (I see a Katherine Brooks born 1875 and a Kate A. Brooks born 1861)

Lewis Comstock   (probably Lewis Lovell Comstock born 1881, married Abbie C. Knapp, died 1971 in Charlestown)


Charlie Jones  (possibly Charles Hullbert Jones born 1880, was in Athol, MA at time of WW2 draft)

Herbert Cushing  (probably Herbert W. Cushing born 1880, married Nora E. Fifield)

John Chandler  (I see a John Alexander Chandler born 1870, died 1930?; and a William J. Chandler born 1870, married to a Stella, the other John's are all too early I think)

Charlie Merrifield  (I see a Charles Henry Merrifield born 1878, in Charlestown at 1900 census, in Sunapee at time of WW1 draft.)


                                                       




                                  
 
 The last class is Miss A. Pond's class, it doesn't say what year it is or what school class.


                              

Here's a class list:

There is a number 1892 written on back, however I'm unsure if it is a date possibly or just the photo number. It is, however, written in pencil as are all of the names of students.

STUDENTS:

John Molney   (couldn't find a Molney, but there was a John Maloney there in 1870)?

William Jones  (this might be William Henry Jones born 1869? or William Henry Jones born 1883, but by WW2 draft he's living in Orange, MA)?

Ray Clough  (can't find him)

Chester Breed  (probably Chester Arthur Breed born 1883, by WW2 draft he's in Providence, RI died there 1965, married Frances Hughes )?

Ora Harris  (probably Ora Smith Harris born 1883, married Martha Elsie Foster, at time of WW2 draft he's still in Charlestown)?

Horace Hull  (maybe Horace C. Hull born 1883 CT, married Cora Lovely and died in 1907)?

Guy Clough  (possibly Guy Sargent Clough born 1880, married Hilda E Peasley/Peaslee, and died 1942 CT)?

Frank Davis (probably Frank Galvin Davis born 1883, married Katherine F Delaney, lived in Worcester,MA at the time of WW2 draft, and died after 1960 in VT) ?

William Sylvester  ( probably William Henry Sylvester born 1882, married Ida W. Johanson, and was still in Charlestown at the time of WW2 draft, he died in 1962 in VT)?

Chester Erskine  (probably Chester Arthur Erskine born 1884, married Kathrin Mabel ____, died 1942 in Hanover, NH)?

Frank Cushing  (probably Frank S. Cushing born 1884)?

Ray Woods  (probably Raymond Alvin Wood born 1882, at the time of WW2 draft he was in Cambridge,MA)?

Edward Miler  (probably Edward Robert Miler born 1883?, married Lena Fickes, and died in Charlestown in 1941)?

Avis White  (probably Avis Parker White born 1883 and died in Charlestown in 1908)?

Agnes Blake  (probably Agnes Mabel Blake born 1882, married Charles Lester Phillips, and died in 1936 in Charlestown)?

Kate LORD (born 1883, married William Rapp, and died 1941 Merced,CA)

Mary McDonald  (possibly Mary E. McDonald born 1882, married Roy G. Washer)?

Mamie Cummings  (probably Mamie F. Cummings born 1882VT)

Ida Kendall  (probably Ida L. Kendall born 1882,married Byron O. Way)?

Emma Foss  (I see two Emma's : Emma Emily Foss born 1883 and Emma A. Foss born 1883)?

May Wheeler  (only May that comes up is May E. Wheeler born abt 1905, I think that's too late for this group)?

Fay Bowman  (only one that comes up is Ruth Fay Bowman born 1882, married Dudley Richards Child)?

Belle Blood  (only one that I find is Clara Belle Blood born 1881?, married  Charles H. Jones)?

Grace LORD ( born 1881 married John Kendall, died 1968 Mariposa,CA)

Ruth Callahan  (probably Ruth A. Callahan born 1884)?

Mamie Callahan  (I find no "Mamie" but there's an Elizabeth M. Callahan born abt 1874, I think that's too early, and a Mary C. Callahan born 1882)?

Mable Ward  (probably Mabel Elizabeth Ward born 1884, married ____  McQuaid, and died 1950 in Windsor,VT)?

Tussie Hogan  (closest I find is Teresa B. Hogan born 1884)

Lizzie Hutchins  (probably Lizzie D. Hutchins born 1883, married Walter R. Willard, died 1961 Bellows Falls, VT)

Sadie Dans.? (visitor)

I hope someday that visitors to my blog might recognize some of these students as their ancestors, wouldn't that be great?

3 comments:

  1. Lisa, I just had to write to you and "Thank You" for posting this! I grew up in Charlestown and moved to VT, after high school, in 1980. I came across this blog today, via a Google image search of Charlestown NH. I actually know where the old school house is, although I do not personally know any of the students. I did want to tell you though, I have "shared" this blog on the "If you grew up in Charlestown NH, what do you remember?" FB page. Several people have already viewed, liked and made comments, regarding this blog! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Martha, thank you for your kind words and for sharing my first attempt at a blog, I mainly wanted to share photos and names as I know that many people do not have early photos of ancestors. I'm sorry that I did not see your note until now, my mom had just passed away when you wrote this, these LORDs were her family. Luckily, I have many old photos handed down through her family, I haven't even gotten through them all yet :)

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  2. Have you seen the Charlestown Histories? There are three, now, but if you want to know more about your ancestors, they are really very detailed. My dad worked on the latest one. I think what you would be looking for would be in the First one, by George Olcutt. I have all three. But if you were to ask the Charlestown Historical Society they might lend you one. I live in Maine now. Betsey Conant Clark

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