Milton Mills’ Teachers, 1875-11

By Muriel Bristol | May 24, 2020

The building occupied now by the Milton Free Public Library was formerly Milton Mills’ “Little Red Schoolhouse” building. It taught students at the primary, intermediate, grammar, and high school levels.

Although this period black-and-white picture does not seem to have the proper tonal “value” to have been then a “red” schoolhouse. That must have come later. (The library was then situated where the historical society is now).School Building, Milton Mills, NH, 32

SCHOOL BUILDINGS. MILTON – M.V.B. Cook. During the past year an excellent wooden school-house has been erected in district No. 7, situated in the thriving village of Milton Mills. The main building is 40×40 ft., one and a half stories high, with French roof, and basement; also, tower in front, 10×12 ft. It contains two school-rooms, four ante-rooms, and a library, and is finished with western pine and black walnut. The furniture is of the latest improvements. The entire cost exceeds $6,000, besides some valuable presents, – among which was a bell, presented by Hon. John Townsend, of Brookline, Mass. The dedication consisted of music and an address by Rev. Geo Michael (NH State Board of Education, 1876).

The Milton Mills school teachers identified in this 1875-1911 period were Abbie D. Buck, William E. Hatch, James O. Emerson, Edward Whitney, Charles E. Hussey, William P. Ferguson, Albert E. Millett, Rufus E. Donnell, Asa C. Crowell, Charles S.F. Whitcomb, Minetta R. Anderson, Vernon E. Rand, William C. McCue, Jacob E. Wignot, Gilman H. Campbell, Amy E. Clark, and George E. Leatherbarrow.

(The sources for this list have lacunae for some years, which likely represent other teachers not yet identified. Revisions will be made if additional source material comes to hand).

Abbie D. Buck – c1870-80

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Abbie D. Buck (per Katherine Ayers)

Abbie D. Buck was born in Milton, in 1851, daughter of Jeremiah C. and Eunice C. (Swasey) Buck.

Jeremiah C. Buck, a physician, aged forty-eight years (b. ME), headed an Acton, ME, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Eunis C. Buck, keeping house, aged forty-four years (b. NH), Abbie D. Buck, a school teacher, aged nineteen years (b. NH), Hattie A. Buck, aged seventeen years (b. ME), Charles S. Buck, aged fifteen years (b. ME), and Willie C. Buck, aged three years (b. ME). Jeremiah C. Buck had real estate valued at $1,000 and personal estate valued at $1,000.

Young Acton, ME, diarist Ida Isadore Reynolds (1860-1946) mentioned her four-week Spring 1876 stint with the Milton Mills school and Miss Buck. (Her landlady, Mrs. Cowell, would teach later at the Milton Classical Institute in 1886-87).

Monday, May 8, 1876:  Cloudy. Came to the Mills to school. Miss Abbie Buck, teacher. Charlie Hanscomb & Mr. Dillon called here. Tried for a school here; am not sure I shall get it or stay here to school.

Monday, May 8th. Began school at Milton Mills. Board at Mrs. Cowell’s. Pay $2.00 per week.

Friday, June 2nd. Finished school at the Mills. Went four weeks (Heirlooms Reunited, 2019).

When Edward Whitney, A.B., took over as Milton Mills principal in 1877, Abbie D. Buck was said to have been his assistant, a position she had held for “many years” (Bicknell, 1877).

Abbie D. Buck married in Milton, March 22, 1880, Jeremiah E. Berry, she of Milton, and he of Wakefield, NH. He was a stablekeeper, aged forty-one years, and she was aged twenty-nine years. He was born in Wakefield, NH, in March 1839, son of Francis and Temperance (Wiggin) Berry.

James E. Berry, keeps livery stable, aged forty years (b. NH), and Abby D. Berry, at home, aged twenty-nine years (b. NH), were two of the fifteen boarders at Hiram I. King’s Washington, DC, hotel at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. They had been married within the year. The hotel stood at 1203 F Street Northwest.

They had two daughters, born in New Hampshire, circa 1881 and 1883. Abbie D. (Buck) Berry died in 1893.

Embezzlement Charged. Yesterday afternoon George A. Ball, said to have been employed as cashier for the Ebbitt House stables, was convicted in Criminal Court No. 2 of embezzling a certain sum of money from James E. Berry, the proprietor of the stables. Several charges, aggregating $1424, were made against him, but the others were nolle prossed. Judge Cole remanded Ball to jail to await sentence (Evening Star (Washington, DC), April 11, 1895).

James E. Berry, a (widowed) livery stable keeper, aged sixty-one years (b. NH), headed a Washington, DC, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his daughters, Emma Berry, at school, aged nineteen years (b. NH), and Alice Berry, attending school, aged sixteen years (b. NH), his housekeeper, Iva Richards, aged thirty-one years (b. MD), and his boarder, James M. Allison, a journalist, aged forty-nine years (b. KY). James E. Berry owned their house at 1338 G Street, free-and-clear.

James E. Berry died in 1917.

William E. Hatch – 1875-76

William Edwin Hatch was born in Jeffersonville, GA, June 8, 1852, son of Samuel and Malinda M. (Decker) Hatch. (Both parents were natives of Maine).

Malinda Hatch, keeping house, aged forty-six years (b. ME), headed a Brunswick, ME, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. Her household included William E. Hatch, a store clerk, aged seventeen years (b. GA), Laura Hatch, aged fifteen years (b. GA), and Walter D. Hatch, aged thirteen years (b. GA). Malinda Hatch had personal estate valued at $500.

William E. Hatch graduated from Bowdoin College with the Class of 1875 (Boston Globe, July 9, 1875). He taught at the Milton Mills school for a “single term” of the 1875-76 academic year that fell between his Bowdoin College graduation and the beginning of his lengthier six-year teaching stint at Branford, CT.

William E. Hatch, a teacher, aged twenty-eight years (b. NH), was one of the six boarders at Burton T. Buell’s Branford, CT, hotel at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census.

William E. Hatch married (1st), circa 1883, Emily Norton (Rogers) Mabbat. She was born in Branford, CT, circa 1846, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Norton) Rogers. She was the widow of Samuel R. Mabbatt, who had died in 1876. She was fatally injured when a train struck the surrey carriage in which she and the family were riding at Niagara Falls, NY, August 3, 1893.

WERE WELL KNOWN HERE. Mrs. Wm. E. Hatch Instantly Killed at Niagara Falls. Her Husband and Two Daughters Were Badly Shaken. Mrs. William E. Hatch of New Bedford and her husband and two daughters, Miss Millie Mabbatt and Miss Josephine Mabbatt, the first of whom was killed in the accident on the New York Central railroad crossing at Niagara Falls and the others badly bruised and shaken up, were well known in Branford and in this city. Mrs. Hatch, who was instantly killed, was the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers of Branford, who is still living, being eighty-three years old. Her first husband was named Mabbatt, and up to the time of his death they resided in New York. After his death Mrs. Mabbatt and her daughters went to live in Branford with Mrs. Rogers. About ten years ago Mrs. Mabbatt married William E. Hatch, who is superintendent of schools in New Bedford. Mrs. Hatch’s oldest daughter is the wife of Walter B. Nichols, son of John W. Nichols, the well known and prominent insurance man. Miss Millie Mabbatt, who was one of the party injured, is well known here, having spent more or less time in this city since her sister was married. Mrs. Hatch came of a very well known family, being a cousin of Timothy Blackstone and a niece of Mrs. Lorenzo Blackstone of Norwich. The cause of the accident so far as can be ascertained was due to the grossest carelessness of the gate tender. When the carriage containing the party drove up to the gate crossing, the gates were down for a passing train. Ax soon as the train had passed, the gates were opened and the party started to drive across the tracks. Before the carriage was half way over the crossing, another train from the opposite direction swept upon them and struck the team. Mrs. Hatch was instantly killed and the other members of the party thrown some distance and more or less bruised. The body of Mrs. Hatch is expected to arrive in Branford today. The party left this city for Chicago three weeks ago, and were on their way home when they stopped at Niagara Falls (Daily Journal-Courier (New Haven, CT), August 5, 1893).

William E. Hatch married (2nd) in New Bedford, MA, December 10, 1895, Elizabeth H. (Hawes) Taylor, both of New Bedford. He was superintendent of schools, aged forty-three years, and she was at home, aged thirty-two years. She was born in New Bedford, circa 1863, daughter of William G. and Ann M. (Eldridge) Hawes.

Hatch-Taylor. William E. Hatch, superintendent of schools in New Bedford, and Mrs. Elizabeth H. Taylor were married yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The ceremony took place at Mr. Taylor’s residence, Grove street, Rev. E.S. Rousmaniere officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Hatch will be absent from the city for a brief period and on their return will reside on Grove street (Fall River Globe (Fall River, MA), December 11, 1895).

William E. Hatch, superintendent of schools, aged forty-seven years (b. GA), headed a New Bedford, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of five years), Elizabeth H. Hatch, aged thirty-seven years (b. MA), his son, Frank N. Hatch, at school, aged sixteen years (b. MA), and his step-daughter, Wilhelmina Taylor, at school, aged eight years (b. MA). William E. Hatch rented their house at 83 Ash Street. Elizabeth H. Hatch was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

Operation for Fractured Spine. Portland, Me., July 16 – Frank N. Hatch, son of William E. Hatch, superintendent of schools in New Bedford, Mass., was operated upon at the Maine General hospital this afternoon for a fractured spine. The accident occurred last week and was caused by young Hatch diving into shallow water at his summer home at Mere Point and striking the bottom with such force as to produce the result mentioned. The chances for his recovery are regarded as very slight (Boston Globe, July 16, 1900).

NEW BEDFORD. F. Norton Hatch, son of William E. Hatch, superintendent of schools, died at Portland, Me., Monday night from the effects of an operation at the Maine general hospital. He sustained an injury to his spine last week while diving. The remains of the young man will be taken to Branford, Conn., for burial (Fall River Daily Evening News (Fall River, MA), July 17, 1900).

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William E. Hatch

A Boston University educational periodical outlined William E. Hatch’s career up to 1902, including his brief time at the Milton Mills school:

William E. Hatch, superintendent of New Bedford since 1888, prepared for college at the high school of Brunswick, Me., graduated from Bowdoin College, 1875, A.M. Bowdoin, taught in school of Milton Mills, N.H., Branford, Conn., 1876-82, declined principalship of high school of Leavenworth, Kan., 1881, superintendent of Milford, Mass., 1883-85, Haverhill, 1885-88, New Bedford since 1888, president of New England Superintendents’ Association, and is now a vice-president of the American Institute of Instruction, and president of the Bristol County Teachers’ Association. Mr. Hatch is much sought after as an officer of social, literary, religious, and philanthropic associations, and as a writer and speaker on various subjects (Boston University, 1902). 

William E. Hatch, a textile school president, aged fifty-four years (b. GA), headed a New Bedford, MA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. He rented his house at 83 Ash Street. He was a widower.

William E. Hatch died in Portland, ME, June 26, 1923, aged seventy-one years.

WILLIAM E. HATCH. General Manager of the New Bedford Textile School for Past 14 Years Passes Away — Retired Last Year — Superintendent of Schools for 20 Years. BRUNSWICK, Me., June 28 — William E. Hatch, for many years a well known figure in Massachusetts educational circles, and who had lived here since his retirement over a year ago, died Tuesday night at a hospital in Portland. William E Hatch, a native of Georgia, was born in Jeffersonville, Twiggs County, June 8, 1852. Although born in Georgia he considered himself a New Englander, as both his father and mother and their ancestors were all New Englanders. He was educated until 13 years of age in private schools and academies in Georgia. Coming North in 1865, he attended the High School at Brunswick, Me., and fitted for college there. He graduated from Bowdoin in the class of 1875, and received the degree of A.M. from the same institution in 1878. Before entering Bowdoin he attended a commercial school, and during the whole of his college course was officially connected with the engineering department of the Maine Central Railroad. Mr. Hatch was president of the New England Association of School Superintendents in 1887, and chairman of the executive committee in 1894; was also a vice president of the American Institute of Instruction in 1885, and was assistant secretary of the Massachusetts Teachers’ association in 1894. He was a member of the Wamsutta and Dartmouth clubs of New Bedford, of the University end Schoolmasters’ clubs of Boston. From 1888 to 1908 he was superintendent of schools in New Bedford and in the latter year he became general manager of the Textile school. Mr. Hatch’s connection with the New Bedford Textile school began in 1899, when he became a trustee of the school ex-officio. From 1899 he remained trustee ex-officio for four years, and then became a trustee by appointment of the governor. For 18 years he was president of the school, and for the last 14 years general manager. The board of retirement reported that Mr. Hatch had been longer in service than any other educator on the state retirement list. Mr. Hatch was twice married. His first wife was Emily N. Rogers of Branford, Conn., who died at Niagara Fall in August 1893, the second wife being Mrs. Elisabeth H. Taylor whom he married in New Bedford, December 11, 1895. He was formerly senior warden in the vestry of Grace Episcopal church in New Bedford (Fall River Globe (Fall River, MA), [Thursday,] June 28, 1923).

James O. Emerson – 1876-77

James Oscar Emerson was born in Pittsfield, NH, July 1, 1852, son of Simeon and Mahala L. (Adams) Emerson.

Simeon Emerson, a farmer, aged forty-nine years (b. NH), headed a Pittsfield, NH, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Mahala Emerson, keeping house, aged forty-three years (b. NH), James O. Emerson, a farm laborer, aged eighteen years (b. NH), Elbridge S. Emerson, at school, aged twelve years (b. NH), Clarence O. Emerson, aged ten years (b. NH), and Aura L. Emerson, aged seven years (b. NH). Simeon Emerson had real estate valued at $3,500 and personal estate valued at $1,100.

Simeon Emerson, a farmer, aged fifty-nine years (b. NH), headed a Barnstead, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Mahala Emerson, keeping house, aged fifty-three years (b. NH), and his children, James O. Emerson, a clergyman, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH), Simeon E. Emerson, a farm laborer, aged twenty-two years (b. NH), Clarence O. Emerson, a farm laborer, aged twenty years (b. NH), and Aura Emerson, a teacher, aged seventeen years (b. NH).

James O. Emerson was principal of the Milton Mills school in the 1876-77 academic year that fell between his graduation from Bates College and the beginning of his graduate studies at Yale. He would seem to have been the first principal in the new building. Veteran Milton Mills teacher, Abbie D. Buck, and William E. Hatch (see both above), would have been his assistant teachers.

James I. Emerson married in Eldon, Wapello, IA, February 14, 1884, Anna Mather, both of Eldon, IA. He was a clergyman, aged thirty-two years, and she was aged twenty-nine years. She was born in OH, circa 1855, daughter of Francis and Adeline C. (Bell) Mather.

CLASS OF 1876. JAMES OSCAR EMERSON. B.D., Yale Coll., 1880. Son of Simeon and Mahala L. (Adams) Emerson. b. Pittsfield, N.H., July 1, 1852. Fitted for college at Academy, Pittsfield. Prin. of High Sch., Milton Mills, N.H., 1876-77. Graduate student at Yale Div. Sch., New Haven, Conn., 1877-80. Home Missionary at Wahpeton, Richland Co., No. Dakota, and Breckenridge, Wilkin Co., Minn., 1880-83. Pastor of Cong. Ch., Bunker Hill, Ill., 1883-87, ditto Pittsfield, Ill., 1887. He was the only clergyman in the counties above mentioned when he went there. Organized a church at Wahpeton and erected a church building at Breckenridge. m. Anna Mather, Feb. 14, 1884, four children (Bates College, 1893). 

James O. Emerson, a preacher, aged forty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Concord, IL, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of sixteen years), Anna M. Emerson, aged forty-four years (b. OH), and his children, Nellie A. Emerson, at school, aged fourteen years (b. IL), Frank M. Emerson, at school, aged twelve years (b. IL), Grace Emerson, at school, aged ten years (b. IL), and Aura B. Emerson, at school, aged eight years (b. IL), and his mother-in-law, Adaline Mather, a widow, aged seventy-three years (b. PA). James O. Emerson owned their farm, free-and-clear. Anna M. Emerson was the mother of four children, of whom four were still living.

James O. Emerson, a Congregational minister, aged fifty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Roxbury, CT, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-six years), Anna M. Emerson, aged fifty-two years (b. OH), and his children, Nelie A. Emerson, aged twenty-three years (b. IL), Frank M. Emerson, aged twenty-two years (b. IL), Grace Emerson, a district school teacher, aged twenty years (b. IL), and Aura B. Emerson, aged eighteen years (b. IL). James O. Emerson owned their farm, free-and-clear. Anna M. Emerson was the mother of four children, of whom four were still living.

James O. Emerson, a Congregational clergyman, aged sixty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Roxbury, CT, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Anna Mather Emerson, aged sixty-four years (b. OH), and his daughter, Grace Emerson, a public school teacher, aged thirty years (b. IL). James O. Emerson owned their farm, free-and-clear.

Rev. James O. Emerson died in Westfield, MA, April 2, 1928, aged seventy-five years.

REV. JAMES O. EMERSON IS DEAD AT WESTFIELD. Westfield, April 2. Rev. James Oscar Emerson, 75, a graduate of Bates college in 1876, and of Yale Theological school in 1880, died today at the home, 64 Orange street. He was born at Barnstead, N.H., the son of Simeon and Mahala Adams Emerson. He was a member of all the Masonic bodies of Pittsfield, Ill., and had been a resident of this city for about a year, coming from Roxbury, Ct., where he had held his last pastorate. Besides his widow, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Guild of Weston, Ill., Miss Grace Emerson of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Charles J. Sibler of New York city; a son, Frank M. of this city; two brothers, Simeon of Barnstead, N.H., and C.O. Emerson of Concord, N.H.; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Price of Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2, Revs. R.G. Pavey and Williams Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill cemetery (April 2, 1928).

Edward Whitney – 1877-78

Edward Whitney was born in Harrison, ME, August 19, 1851, son of Edward K. and Arvilla (Caswell) Whitney.

Educational Intelligence. Milton Mills, N.H., has recently built a high school building. Edward Whitney, A.B., succeeds Mr. Emerson as principal, assisted by Miss Abbie D. Buck, who has held that position many years (Bicknell, 1877).

Edward K. Whitney, a farmer, aged fifty-five years (b. ME), headed a Harrison, ME, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Arvilla Whitney, aged fifty-two years (b. ME), his children, Edward Whitney, a school teacher, aged twenty-eight years (b. ME), Harrison Whitney, a student, aged twenty-one years (b. ME), Fairfield Whitney, works at home, aged seventeen years (b. ME),Mary F. Whitney, aged fourteen years (b. ME), his father-in-law, Marquis D. Caswell, a farmer, aged eighty-eight years (b. ME), and his hired help, Samuel A. Kneeland, a laborer, aged thirty-four years (b. ME).

Edward Whitney married in Orange, MA, March 7, 1888, Mary Eliza Stone, both of Orange. He was a stenographer, aged thirty-six years, and she was a milliner, aged thirty-six years. She was born in Windsor, CT, September 27, 1851, daughter of David and Mary A. Stone.

Edward Whitney, a stenographer, aged forty-eight years (b. ME), headed a Washington, DC, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twelve years), Mary E. Whitney, aged forty-eight years (b. CT), and his children, Robert B. Whitney, at school, aged ten years (b. MA), and Clifford C. Whitney, at school, aged nine years (b. MA). Edward Whitney rented their house at 1122 B Street. Mary E. Whitney was the mother of four [two] children, of whom four [two] were still living.

Edward Whitney, a commerce and labor clerk, aged fifty-eight years (b. ME), headed a Washington, DC, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-two years), Mary E. Whitney, aged fifty-eight years (b. CT), and his children, Robert B. Whitney, at school, aged twenty years (b. MA), and Clifford C. Whitney, at school, aged eighteen years (b. MA). Edward Whitney owned their house at 1128 B Street, free-and-clear. Mary E. Whitney was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

Class of 1876. Edward Whitney. b. 19 Aug. 1851, Harrison, Me. Son of Edward Kendall and Arvilla (Caswell) Whitney. Teacher, Naples, Harrison and Springfield, Me., Milton Mills, N.H., and Merrimac, Mass., 1877-80. Newspaper work, Holyoke, Northampton, and Boston, Mass., 1880-82. Stenographer, Mass. Smelting and Refining Co., Boston, Mass., 1882-83; New Home Sewing Machine Co., Orange, Mass., 1883-98; in office of Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury Dept., Washington, D.C., 1898-11. Employed in various positions in Bureau of Statistics, Dept. of Commerce and Labor, Washington, D.C. Chief, Library and Foreign Statistics Division, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Dept. of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 1912- . Address, Oct.-May, 1128 B St. N.E., Washington, D.C. May-Oct., Glenn Dale, Prince George’s Co., Md. (Bates College, 1915).

(Note the separate winter and summer addresses. Prior to air conditioning, Washington, DC, was insufferably hot and humid in the summer).

Edward Whitney, a Dep. Commerce employee, aged sixty-eight years (b. ME), headed a Bowie, Prince George’s Co., MD, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Mary E. Whitney, aged sixty-eight years (b. CT), and his sister-in-law, Sarah Dickenson, aged seventy-six years (b. CT). Edward Whitney owned their house at Glendale, free-and-clear.

Edward Whitney died at Ft. Sam Houston, in San Antonio, TX, September 20, 1924, aged seventy-three years. His death certificate explained that he was the civilian father of an Army officer, presumably visiting his son.

Mary E. (Stone) Whitney died in Bradenton, FL, August 30, 1937.

Charles E. Hussey – 1878-79

Charles Edwin Hussey was born in Rochester, NH, June 16, 1856, son of Charles W. and Nancy B. (Davis) Hussey.

He attended Bates College, graduating with its Class of 1877, and succeeded Edward Whitney as principal of the Milton Mills school in the 1878-79 academic year. He was a principal in Rochester, NH, for five years afterwards, 1879-84.

George W. Preston, a house carpenter, aged twenty-three years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Emma L. Preston, keeping house, aged nineteen years (b. ME), nd his boarders, Charles S. Buck, a store clerk, aged twenty-five years (b. NH), and Charles E. Hussey, a high school teacher, aged twenty-four years (b. NH).

Charles E. Hussey married in Rochester, NH, December 25, 1884, Carrie H. Wallace, he of Farmington, NH, and she of Rochester. He was a school master, aged twenty-eight years, and she was a lady, aged twenty-two years. She was born in Rochester, NH, circa 1862, daughter of Ebenezer G. Wallace.

CLASS OF 1877. CHARLES EDWIN HUSSEY. A.M. Son of Charles William and Nancy Bickford (Davis) Hussey. b. Rochester, N.H., June 16, 1856. Fitted for college at High Sch., Farmington, N.H., and Nichols Latin Sch., Lewiston, Me. Principal of High Sch., Milton Mills, N.H., 1878-79, ditto Rochester, N.H., 1879-84. Principal Grammar Sch., Newton Upper Falls, Mass., 1884. m. Carrie Helen Wallace, Dec. 25, 1884, two children. Address Newton Upper Falls, Mass. (Bates College, 1893).

Annie Wallace, own income, aged thirty-five years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. Her household included her brother-in-law, Charles E. Hussey, shoe factory superintending agent, aged forty-three years (b. NH), her sister (and his wife (of fifteen years)), Carrie H. Hussey, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH), her nephew, Wallace Hussey, aged fourteen years (b. MA), her niece, Helen N. Hussey, aged twelve years (b. MA), and her servant, Katie McKown, a servant, aged twenty-six years (b. Ireland). Annie Wallace owned their house at 73 So. Main Street, free-and-clear. Carrie H. Hussey was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

Charles E. Hussey, own income, aged fifty-three years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-five years), Carrie H. Hussey, aged forty-eight years (b. NH), his children, Wallace Hussey, aged twenty-four years (b. MA), and Helen Hussey, aged twenty-two years (b. MA), his sister-in-law, Annie Wallace, own income, aged forty-five years (b. NH), and his servant, Julia Kelleher, a houseworker, aged twenty-five years (b. Ireland (immigrated in 1899)). Charles E. Hussey owned their house at 73 So. Main Street, free-and-clear. Carrie H. Hussey was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

Local. Charles E. Hussey of Rochester has so far recovered from the effects of shock he received some time ago as to be able to ride out (Farmington News, September 22, 1911).

Charles E. Hussey died at 73 So. Main Street in Rochester, NH, October 17, 1915, aged fifty-nine years, four months, and one day.

Local. Charles E Hussey, a native of this town, passed away at his home in Rochester, Monday, after an illness of four years, aged 59 years. Mr. Hussey was a graduate of Farmington high school, finishing his education at Bates college. He made education a profession and taught high school in Rochester; also in Newton and Wakefield, Mass., where later, he was elected as superintendent of schools. For many years, be was identified with the Wallace Bros. shoe firm in Rochester, as a part owner. He leaves a widow, one son and a daughter. Funeral was held at the home, Wednesday afternoon, in charge of Palestine Commandery, Knight Templars, of which he was a past eminent commander. Interment was made in the family lot at Pine Grove cemetery in this town (Farmington News, October 22, 1915).

William P. Ferguson – c1880-81

William Proctor Ferguson was born in Shapleigh, ME, February 9, 1853, son of Nathaniel and Mary Ferguson.

Nathaniel Ferguson, a farmer, aged sixty-six years (b. ME), headed a Shapleigh, ME, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. Hos household included hos wife, Mary Ferguson, keeping house, aged sixty-seven years (b. ME), his children, John F. Ferguson, work at farming, aged thirty-two years (b. ME), and William P. Ferguson, a teacher, aged twenty-six years (b. ME), and his servant, Charlies Brand, aged fifteen years (b. ME).

William Proctor Ferguson, A.M., 1883, b. 9 Feb, 1853, Shapleigh, Me. Teacher, Milton Mills, N.H., Sanford, Me. US Civil Service, Washington, D.C., 1884-93. Maine Leg., 1909-10. Farming, Shapleigh, Me. (Bowdoin College, 1912). 

William P. Ferguson married, circa 1887, Hattie May Earle. She was born in North Berwick, ME, November 23, 1861, daughter of Isaac and Sarah J. (Horne) Earle.

William P. Furgeson, a farmer, aged forty-six years (b. ME), headed a Shapleigh, ME, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirteen years), Hattie M. Furgeson, aged thirty-eight years (b. ME), his children, Willie P. Furgeson, at school, aged twelve years (b. ME), Bessie M. Furgeson, at school, aged nine years (b. ME), George F. Furgeson, at school, aged seven years (b. ME), Lawrence E. Furgeson, aged two years (b. ME), Wendell Furgeson, aged ten months (b. ME), and his father, Nathaniel Furgeson, aged eighty-six years (b. ME). William P. Furgeson owned their farm, free-and-clear. Hattie M. Furgeson was the mother of five children, of whom five were still living.

William P. Ferguson, a farmer (home farm), aged fifty-seven years (b. ME), headed a Shapleigh, ME, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-three years), Hattie E. Ferguson, aged forty-eight years (b. ME), his children, Will P. Ferguson, a retail grocery clerk, aged twenty-two years (b. ME), Bessie M. Ferguson, aged eighteen years (b. ME), George F. Ferguson, aged sixteen years (b. ME), Lawrence E. Ferguson, aged twelve years (b. ME), Wendell Ferguson, aged ten years (b. ME), and Mary B. Ferguson, aged six years (b. ME). William P. Ferguson owned their farm, free-and-clear. Hattie M. Ferguson was the mother of six children, of whom six were still living.

William C. Ferguson, a general farmer, aged sixty-six years (b. ME), headed a Shapleigh, ME, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-three years), Hattie E. Ferguson, aged fifty-eight years (b. ME), his children, Lawrence E. Ferguson, a laborer, aged twenty-two years (b. ME), Wendell Ferguson, a Sanford Mills weaver, aged twenty years (b. ME), and Mary B. Ferguson, aged sixteen years (b. ME). William P. Ferguson owned their farm, free-and-clear.

William P. Ferguson died in Shapleigh, ME, March 26, 1929. Hattie M. (Earle) Ferguson died in Shapleigh, ME, December 17, 1955.

Albert E. Millett – 1882

Albert E. “Bert” Millett was born in Hebron, ME, October 3, 1858, son of Lemuel T. and Mary A. (Milliken) Millett.

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Bert Millett

Thomas Millett, a farmer, aged thirty-three years (b. ME), headed a Minot (“18th Enumeration District”), ME, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household include his son, Ralf L. Millett, at home, aged one year (b. ME), his mother, Mary A. Millett, keeping house, aged sixty-two years (b. ME), and his brothers, George F. Millett, a farm laborer, aged twenty-seven years (b. ME), and Albert E. Millett, a farm laborer, aged twenty-one years (b. ME).

Albert E. Millett taught a spring-summer term at Milton Mills school in 1882, while he was still an undergraduate student at Bates College.

Albert E. Millett married in Richmond, MI, August 2, 1887, Nora L. Perkins, both of Richmond. He was a teacher, aged twenty-eight years, and she was aged twenty-two years. She was born in Richmond, MI, August 6, 1864, daughter of Charles H. and Adelaide L. (Selleck) Perkins.

A.E. MILLETT, A.M., Principal of the Public Schools at Utica, and member of the Board of Examiners of Macomb county, was born in 1858 at Hebron, Oxford county, Maine, a son of Lemuel T. and Mary A. (Milliken) Millett. His father died in 1868, and his mother still resides in Maine. During boyhood our subject attended a district school in Androscoggin county, and the academics at Hebron and Bridgton, graduating from the latter in 1879. He then entered Bates College, at Lewiston, Maine, and in 1883 was graduated with the degree of A.B., the Master’s degree being conferred in 1886 by the same institution. While attending Hebron Academy he began teaching in order to meet expenses, and at different times he had charge of district schools in Androscoggin county and elsewhere in Maine. He taught in Minot in 1877, Sumner in 1878, in West Minot in 1879, in West Scarborough, Maine, in 1880, 1881, and 1882, and the summer of 1882 he spent in teaching at Milton Mills, New Hampshire. On graduating from Bates College he came to Michigan as Principal of the high school at Richmond, where he remained four years, and after one year at Rochester and seven years at Armada in a similar position, he was elected principal of the schools at Utica, upon his duties in September, 1895. Five teachers are employed in the school, Miss Maude Caswell being Assistant Principal, and the enrollment of the high school is about seventy, with twenty-three nonresident pupils. The school is on the Normal College list and has a good library of five hundred volumes and a equipped physical and chemical laboratory. Twelve grades are maintained, enrollment being two hundred and fourteen in all. Mr. Millett is a member the Macomb County Teachers Association, of which he was president in 1893, and since October 1894 he has served on the County Board of Examiners (Beers, 1900).

Albert E. Millett, a school teacher, aged forty-one years (b. ME), headed a Shelby (“Utica Village”), MI, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of fourteen years), Nora Millett, aged thirty-five years (b. MI), and his children, Marie Millett, aged six years (b. MI), and Ethel Millett, aged five years (b. MI). Albert E. Millett owned their house, with a mortgage. Nora Millett was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

Albert E. Millett, a retail furniture merchant, aged fifty-one years (b. ME), headed an Armada, MI, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-one years), Nora P. Millett, aged forty-five years (b. MI), and his children, Ethel A. Millett, aged fifteen years (b. MI), and Bert P. Millett, aged five years (b. MI). Albert E. Millett owned their house on Burk Street, free-and-clear. Nora Millett was the mother of three children, of whom two were still living.

Albert E. Millett, Armada postmaster, aged sixty-one years (b. ME), headed an Armada, MI, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Nora P. Millett, aged fifty-five years (b. MI), and his son, Bert P. Millett, aged seventeen years (b. MI). Albert E. Millett owned their house on Burk Street, with a mortgage.

Albert E. Millett, a furniture trader, aged seventy-one years (b. ME), headed an Armada, MI, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of forty-three years), Nora P. Millett, aged sixty-five years (b. MI). Albert E. Millett owned their house on Burk Street, which was valued at $1,800. They did not have a radio set.

Albert E. Millett died in Ann Arbor, MI, March 12, 1937. Nora (Perkins) Millett died in Armada, MI, March 14, 1955.

MILLETT DIES IN HOSPITAL. Rites Friday For Prominent Armada Resident. Armada, March 18. Albert E. Millett, 78, undertaker here, member of the school board, former superintendent of Armada and Richmond schools, and well known in educational circles for 26 years, died Friday in University hospital, Ann Arbor. Mr. Millett was born in Maine, Oct. 3, 1858, and attended Hebron and Brighton academies. He received his A.B. degree from Bates college, Lewiston, Me., and his masters degree in 1886. It was more than 50 years ago that Mr. Millett became superintendent of Richmond schools after coming to Michigan. While in Richmond he married Miss Norah Perkins, a Richmond girl. After serving four years in Richmond he served in a similar capacity in Rochester, Mich., for a time before coming to Armada where he served as head of the school system seven years. Later he served in Utica, and rounded out 26 years of educational work. He then returned to Armada and entered the undertaking business 32 years ago. Mr. Millett served 10 years as a member of Macomb county school board of examiners and also on the village council. He was president of the Armada school board at the time of his death. He was also active in Masonic work. He was a Knight Templar. Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, Bert Millett, and a daughter, Mrs. A.M. Tiffney, all of Armada. His son-in-law was in business with him here. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Congregational church. Rev. Jonathan Turner, pastor of First Congregational church, Port Huron, will officiate. Burial will be in Willow Grove cemetery (Times Herald (Port Huron, MI), [Thursday,] March 18, 1937).

Rufus E. Donnell – 1882-83

Rufus Edwin Donnell was born as Rufus Edwin Bubier in Webster, ME, April 16, 1859, son of William and Philena W. (Donnell) Bubier. His mother died in December 1865, when he was six years of age, and his father died in August 1875, when he was sixteen years of age. He had his surname changed from Bubier to Donnell by a special act of the Maine legislature, February 13, 1878.

Henry L.B. Smith a physician, aged forty-one years (b. ME), headed a Middleborough, MA, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Ophelia Smith, keeping house, aged forty-one years (b. NH), Orrin R. Smith, at school, aged thirteen years (b ME), Arthur T. Smith, at school, aged eleven years (b. ME), and his boarders, Rufus Donnell, a school teacher, aged twenty years (b. ME), Emma T. Curtis, works in shoe factory, aged nineteen years (b. ME), Ella F. Curtis, works in shoe factory, aged nineteen years (b. ME), and Abby M. Curtis, works in shoe factory, aged seventeen years (b. ME), and his servant, Timothy Flynn, a servant, aged fifty years (b. Ireland).

R.E. Donnell, a Bates College undergraduate student, taught at the Milton Mills High School in the 1882-83 academic year.

ALUMNI HISTORY. Class of ’84. R.E. Donnell has been teaching the Milton Mills High School (Bates Student, January 1883).

He graduated with the Bates College Class of 1884. He married, circa 1886, Evelina, whose maiden name remains a bit of a mystery. She was born in 1860.

R.E. Donnell graduated from the Dartmouth Medical School in November 1888. He is usually listed as a member of the Class of 1889. He was an allopathic physician.

SWEET BOY GRADUATES. Annual Exercises of the Dartmouth Medical College. HANOVER. N.H., Nov. 20. The annual graduating exercises of the Dartmouth Medical College occurred tonight in the College Church. The exercises were preceded by a concert by Eastman’s orchestra of Manchester. The programme was as follows: Prayer by President Bartlett: salutatory. R.E. Donnell; oration. E.F. Abrams; address. M.H. Felt, M.D., of Hillsboro Bridge, delegate from the New Hampshire State Medical Society; valedictory, M.E. Kean; address by President Bartlett: presentation of diplomas, Professor C.P. Frost. The new M.D.’s are: E.T. Abrams. Michigan; E. Bernier. New Hampshire: S.H. Carney. Jr., New York: D.B. Coxe. New Hampshire; G.M. Davis. New Hampshire; R.E. Donnell. Maine: W.T. Elsmore. Alabama; S.W. Ford. New Hampshire; E.G. Fosgate, New Hampshire: L.J. Frink, Maine; Henry Gauss, New York; Daniel Goodenow, Maine; R.A. Greene, Massachusetts, Honore A. Herbert. Massachusetts; M.E. Kean. New Hampshire; J.A. Meara, New York; W.R. Morrow, Vermont; C.J. Nickerson, Massachusetts: H.F. Preston. New York: Normas St. George. Massachusetts: Gillis Stark. New Hampshire; D.L. Stokes. New Hampshire: A.S. Wiley. Minnesota; G.B. Wilson. Maine; S. Woodbury, New Hampshire; M.S. Woodman. New Hampshire (Boston Globe, November 21, 1888).

Dr. Rufus E. Donnell removed from Whitman, MA, to Lewiston, ME, in June 1889, and Gardiner, ME, thereafter.

WHITMAN. Dr. R.E. Donnell of this place has moved to Lewiston, Me., where he will practice (Boston Globe, June 27, 1889).

GARDINER. A novel entertainment in the form of a worlds fair will be given by the Y.M.C.A. A committee as follows was chosen to complete arrangements: W.F. Studley, Daniel Longfellow, Dr. R.E. Donnell, G.W. Murphy. H.M. Hamlin. F.W. Armes, W.R. Gay, J.L.M. Bates, C.H. Bean (Boston Globe, January 22, 1894).

GARDINER. The graduation of the class of 94 of the South Gardiner grammar school will take place June 13 in the Congregational church. The salutatory will be given by Susie E. Brown, the history by Lulu C. Stanford, valedictory by Annie Louise Moore, recitations by Verda E. Phillips, Geo. A. Spencer, Nellie Brown, Merl V. Eastman, Everett Arthur Erskine, Annie G. Beard. Dr. R.E. Donnell will address the class, and the diplomas will be presented by Judge J.M. Larrabee of Gardiner. (Boston Globe, June 5, 1894).

GARDINER. The teachers will meet this. evening in the high school building . Papers will be presented, as follows: “Arithmetic; How Shall We Teach the Children?” by Miss Bertha L. Gay; “Reading: How Taught in the Primary Grades,” by Miss Sadie M. Jewett; “Physiology: How Shall It be Taught in Our Primary Schools?” by Dr. R.E. Donnell; “Ethics for the Young,” by Rev. J.L. Quimby (Boston Globe, January 13, 1896).

Richard [SIC] E. Donnell, a physician, aged forty-one years (b. ME), headed a Gardiner, ME, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of fourteen years), Evelina Donnell, aged thirty-nine years (b. ME). Rufus E. Donnell rented their house at 99 Brunswick Avenue.

GARDINER, ME. The following ladies presided over the tables at the Christmas sale given by the parish league of the Congregational church Friday evening: Mrs. F.E. McCausland, Mrs. F.D. Loring, Mrs. Lucy Harlow and Mrs. W.S. McDuffy, A large number of people were in attendance. Those who presided over the supper table were: Mrs. A.G. Haley, Mrs. R.E. Donnell, Mrs. F.E. McCausland, Mrs. F.D. Loring, Mrs. A.F. Smith, Mrs. E.A. Beede, Mrs. G.H. Harrington, Mrs. J.F. Holt, Mrs. C.J. Bragdon and Mrs. E.P. Ladd. The affair was a great success (Boston Globe, November 26, 1905).

Rufus E. Donnell, a medical physician, aged fifty-one years (b. ME), headed a Gardiner, ME, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-four years), Evelina Donnell, aged forty-nine years (b. ME), and his boarder, True C. Morrill, a school teacher, aged twenty-five years (b. ME). Rufus E. Donnell owned their house at 168 Brunswick Avenue, free-and-clear.

Rufus E. Donnell, a medical physician, aged sixty-one years (b. ME), headed a Gardiner, ME, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-four years), Evelina Donnell, aged fifty-eight years (b. ME), and his roomer, Anna Riley, a dry goods store milliner, aged thirty years (b. ME). Rufus E. Donnell owned their house at 168 Brunswick Avenue, free-and-clear. It was a two-family building, which they share with the household of tenant Fred B. Barstow, a leather buyer for the R.P.H. shoe factory, aged forty-two years (b. NH).

Rufus E. Donnell died in his home at 168 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, ME, May 16, 1920, aged sixty-one years, and one month. Evelina Donnell died in 1928.

Obituary Notes. Dr. Rufus E. Donnell a graduate of Dartmouth Medical College in 1888, and for several years a member of the City Council of Augusta, Me., died at his home in that city on May 16, aged 61 years (Medical Record, June 6, 1920). 

Asa C. Crowell – 1885-86

Asa Clinton Crowell was born in Pawtucket, RI, May 20, 1862, son of Asa and Eliza A. (Huntress) Crowell.

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Asa C. Crowell

Asa C. Crowell graduated from Brown University in 1882. He was principal of the Milton Mills school during the 1885-86 academic year. He then went on to be an assistant teacher for several years at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, MA. He received his A.M. degree from Brown University in 1889.

Asa Clinton Crowell, A.M., Ph.D. upon examination 1894. Principal, high school, Milton Mills, N.H., 1886; assistant teacher, Dummer academy, South Byfield., Mass., 1887-90; instructor French, Brown university, 1890-91, French and German, 1891-92, German, 1892-94, assistant professor, Germanic languages and literatures, 1894. Address Box 296, Pawtucket R.I. (Remington, 1895).

COMMENCEMENT AT BROWN. Degrees Conferred at the 126th Annual Graduation Today. PROVIDENCE, June 20. – The 126th annual commencement of Brown university was held today with clouded skies. At 9.30 the long line of alumni, faculty and college officers marched from the campus to the First Baptist church. The professors wore their doctors’ hoods for the second time on such an occasion. After the program of orations and music was rendered at the church the commencement theses were heard. Two candidates, both men, were admitted to the degree of doctor of philosophy. Seventeen candidates received the degree of master of arts. Of these, three were women. Two of these women received the degree “summa cum laude,” there being but two of the 14 men who were honored with this designation. The other young woman graduated “magna cum laude.” an honor which only two of the remaining 12 young men received. The following degrees for work done under the direction of the college were conferred: The degree of doctor of philosophy on Asa Clinton Crowell, A.M., Brown ’89, and Arthur Newton Leonard, A.M., Brown ’93 (Boston Globe, June 20, 1894).

A. Clinton Crowell, a professor, aged thirty-eight years (b. RI), headed a Providence, RI, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. Hos household included his mother, Eliza A. Crowell, a widow, aged seventy-two years (b. MA). A. Clinton Crowell owned their house at 345 Hope Street, free-and-clear. Eliza A. Crowell was the mother of two children, of whom one was still living.

THE PEDAGOGUE. Dr. Asa Clinton Crowell, assistant professor at the German department of Brown university, will become professor of that department in place of the late Professor Williams (North Adams Transcript, April 6, 1901).

Asa C. Crowell married in Boston, MA, August 9, 1904, Carrie E. Provan, he of Providence, RI, and she of 397A Broadway, Boston. He was a teacher, aged forty-two years, and she was at home, aged twenty-five years. She was born in Boston, MA, circa 1879, daughter of Harry F. and Minnie S. (Warren) Provan.

PROVIDENCE. In the South Baptist church, Boston. Miss Carrie Ethel Provan, only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Frost Provan, was united in marriage to Prof. Asa Clinton Crowell, of this city, Tuesday afternoon, at 4 o’clock. On account of the recent death of the bridegroom’s mother the wedding was simple and only a few relatives and intimate friends were present. The bride is a graduate of Boston University class of 1903 and received the Master’s degree from Brown University at the last commencement. Prof Crowell is the acting head of the Germanic department of Brown University. He is enjoying his “sabbatic year” and after a year’s absence in Europe for the purpose of study and travel Prof. and Mrs. Crowell will reside in this city (Fall River Daily Evening News, August 11, 1904).

A. Clinton Crowell, a university teacher, aged forty-seven years (b. RI), headed a Providence, RI, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of five years), Carrie E. Crowell, aged thirty years (b. MA), his son, Robert H. Crowell, aged one year, four months (b. RI), and his servant, Alma J. Johnson, a private family servant, aged twenty-eight years (b. Sweden). A. Clinton Crowell owned their house at 345 Hope Street, free-and-clear. Carrie E. Crowell was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

A. Clinton Crowell, a college professor, aged fifty-seven years (b. RI), headed a Providence, RI, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Carrie E. Crowell, aged forty years (b. MA), his son, Robert H. Crowell, aged eleven years (b. RI), and his mother-in-law, Minnie S. Provan, a widow, aged sixty-two years (b. MA). A. Clinton Crowell owned their house at 66 Oriole Avenue, free-and-clear. Carrie E. Crowell was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

A. Clinton Crowell, a college professor, aged sixty-seven years (b. RI), headed a Providence, RI, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-five years), Carrie E. Crowell, aged fifty years (b. MA), his son, Robert H. Crowell, aged twenty-one years (b. RI), and his mother-in-law, Minnie S. Provan, a widow, aged seventy-two years (b. MA). A. Clinton Crowell owned their house at 66 Oriole Avenue, free-and-clear.

Asa C. Crowell died in Providence, RI, June 26, 1936.

Carrie E. Crowell, aged fifty years (b. MA), headed a Providence, RI, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. Her household included her mother, Minnie S. Provan, a widow, aged eighty-two years (b. MA). Carrie E. Crowell owned their house at 66 Oriole Avenue, which was valued at $10,000.

Carrie E. (Provan) Crowell died in 1950.

Charles S.F. Whitcomb – 1890-91

Charles Sumner Fremont Whitcomb was born in Henniker, NH, July 18, 1864, son of Luther H. and Anna J. (Welch) Whitcomb.

Luther Whitcomb, a farmer, aged fifty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Henniker, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Anna J. Whitcomb, keeping house, aged forty-eight years (b. Canada East), and his children, Marietta J. Whitcomb, a school teacher, aged twenty years (b. NH), Jennie W. Whitcomb, at home, aged eighteen years (b. NH), Charles S.F. Whitcomb, at home, aged fifteen years (b. NH), and Carrie A. Whitcomb, attending school, aged thirteen years (b. NH).

Charles S.F. Whitcomb was one of twenty-four students who received their A.B. degrees from Bates College, in Lewiston, ME, in June 1890 (Boston Globe, June 26, 1890). He was principal at the Milton Mills school during its 1890-91 academic year.

CLASS OF 1890. CHARLES SUMNER FREMONT WHITCOMB. Son of Luther Hale and Anna Jane (Welch) Whitcomb. b. July 18, 1866 [1864]. Fitted for college at High Sch., Hillsboro Bridge, N.H., and Academy, Francestown, N.H. Prin. High Sch., Milton Mills, N.H., 1890-91. Address Henniker, Merrimac Co., N.H. (Bates College, 1893).

Cecil A. True, a painter, aged thirty-seven years (b. ME), headed a Minot, ME, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of eighteen years), Marion True, aged forty-one years (b. ME), his daughter, Inez G. True, aged seventeen years (b. ME), his mother, Frances E. True, a widow, aged fifty years (b. ME), and his boarder, Charles F. Whitcomb, a physician, aged thirty-three years (b. NH). Cecil A. True owned their house free-and-clear. Marion True was the mother of one child of whom one was still living. (Frances E. True was also the mother of one child, of whom one was still living).

Charles S.F. Whitcomb married (2nd) in Piermont, NH, February 6, 1907, Ada G. (Goodwin) Abbott, he of Contoocook, NH, and she of Piermont. He was a physician, aged forty-two years, and she was a saleslady, aged thirty-five years. She was born in Warren, NH, circa 1876, daughter of John and Hannah (Sherwell) Goodwin.

Charles S.F. Whitcomb, a family physician, aged forty-five years (b. NH), headed a Hopkinton, NH, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of three years), Ada G. Whitcomb, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH). Charles S.F. Whitcomb rented their house on Maple Street.

ASHLAND. Dr. Charles S.F. Whitcomb has purchased the Thayer estate on Main st., and will occupy (Boston Globe, January 13, 1911).

Class of 1890. Charles Sumner Fremont Whitcomb. M.D., Med. Sch., Me., 1895. b. 18 July 1866, Henniker, N.H. Son of Luther Hale and Anna Jane (Welch) Whitcomb. Prin., High Sch., Milton Mills, N.H., 1890-91. Physician, Milton Mills, N.H., 1895-97; Minot, Me., 1897-04; Contoocook, N.H., 1904-10; Ashland, Mass., 1910- (Bates College, 1915).

Charles S.F. Whitcomb, a physician, aged fifty-five years (b. NH), headed an Ashland, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Ada G. Whitcomb, aged forty-eight years (b. NH). Charles S.F. Whitcomb rented their house on Main Street.

ASHLAND CLUB TO DEBATE SUPPRESSION OF KLAN. ASHI.AND, Oct. 21 – The meeting of the Men’s Club of the Federated Church, scheduled for Friday night has been postponed to Thursday, Oct. 29 at the Baptist Church, when there will be a debate on the question, “Should the Ku Klux Klan Be Suppressed?” The committee in charge will be Clinton B. Wilbur, chairman; James F. Clements, Perry O. Holden, Charles H. Thayer and Charles S.F. Whitcomb (Boston Globe, October 25, 1925).

ASHLAND TO HAVE A MOCK BREACH OF PROMISE TRIAL. ASHLAND, May 6. North Star Lodge, A.F. & A.M., will hold a mock trial of a breach of promise case next Friday. Doors will open at 7:30 and court will be called at 8 o’clock. It Is many years since Ashland has witnessed a mock trial. Mrs. Ruth Bean of Cordaville will be the much-abused plaintiff, who is suing Walter G. Whittemore, well-known local town clerk. Edward Carr, prominent Hopkinton attorney, will act as the judge, while Mr. Newton will be the plaintiff’s attorney and Maxim Nash of Framingham the defendant’s. Witnesses will be Mrs. Frances V. Richards and Mrs. Clara Prescott, Nathaniel P. Sears, Warren M. MacNear and Dr. Charles S.F. Whitcomb. William B. Johnson will be the clerk of the court and Charles W. Olson the officer of the court. On the jury are Henry C. Burnham, Theodore P. Hall, Ralph D. Harriman, Arthur L. Hogan, Henry E. Kelley, Chester W. MacNear, Robert L. Phelps, James R, Scott, Albert J. Stirk, Allan S. Farwell, Channing F. Grout and James E. Taylor (Boston Globe, May 6, 1927).

Charles S.F. Whitcomb, a physician, aged sixty-five years (b. NH), headed an Hopkinton, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-seven years), Ada G. Whitcomb, aged fifty-eight years (b. NH). Charles S.F. Whitcomb rented their house on Maple Street, for $25 per month. They did not have a radio set.

Charles S.F. Whitcomb died instantly, of a cerebral hemorrhage, while driving his car on Maple Street in Contoocook, NH, January 2, 1938, aged seventy-three years, six months, and fourteen days.

NEW HAMPSHIRE DOCTOR DIES WHILE DRIVING CAR. CONTOOCOOK, N.H., Jan. 3 (AP). Dr. Charles Whitcomb, 72, died suddenly while driving his car here late yesterday. A native of Henniker, he had practiced medicine here for about 10 years. He was a graduate of Bates College in 1896 and took a graduate course at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Whitcomb practiced medicine in Massachusetts and Maine before coming to New Hampshire. He leaves his widow (Boston Globe, January 3, 1938).

Minetta R. Anderson – 1899-00

Minetta Rose “Minnie” Anderson was born in Parsonsfield, ME, August 29, 1876, daughter of Ebenezer G. “Gilman” and Mehitabel R. “Rose” (Burnell) Anderson.

Miss Minnie R. Anderson appeared in the Westbrook directory of 1897, as a teacher, resident at 29 Haskell street. Ebenezer G. Anderson, a carpenter, had his house at 29 Haskell street.

WESTBROOK. Miss Winnetta [Minetta] R. Anderson of Haskell street has secured a position as teacher at Milton Mills, N.H., and will commence work at the opening of the fall term (Portland Daily Press (Portland, ME), July 14, 1899).

Minetta R. Anderson appeared in the Westbrook, ME, directory of 1902, as a teacher at the Saco st. school, boarding at 29 Haskell street (P.O. C.M.). Ebenezer Anderson, a carpenter (Port.), had his house at 28 Haskell street.

Minetta R. Anderson appeared in the Westbrook, ME, directory of 1904, as a teacher at the Saco st. school, boarding at 57 Haskell street. Ebenezer Anderson, a carpenter (Port.), had his house at 57 Haskell street.

Ninetta R. Anderson married in Chelsea, MA, June 20, 1905, Ernest A. Legg, she of 55 Heard street, Chelsea, and he of Brownsville, VT. He was a clergyman, aged thirty years, and she was aged thirty years. He was born in Dover, NH, March 18, 1875, son of Frank W. and Mary C. “Carrie” (Warren) Legg.

Ernest A Legg, a Methodist clergyman, aged thirty-five years (b. NH), headed a Bradford, VT, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of four years), Minetta R Legg, aged thirty-four years (b. ME), Marion E Legg, aged nine months (b. VT), and his mother-in-law, Rose M Anderson, a widow, aged sixty-four years (b. ME).

Ernest A. Legg, a church clergyman, aged forty-four years (b. NH), headed a Norwich, CT, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Minetta R. Legg, aged forty-four years (b. ME), his children, Marion E. Legg, aged ten years (b. VT), and Grace M. Legg, aged four years, two months (b. MA), and his servant, Ada M. Bushey, a private family servant, aged twenty-five years (b. VT). Ernest A. Legg rented their house at 67 Lafayette Street.

Ernest A. Legg, a humane society educational director, aged fifty-five years (b. NH), headed a Manchester, CT, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-five years), Minetta A. Legg, aged fifty-four years (b. ME), his children, Marion E. Legg, aged a public school teacher, twenty years (b. VT), and Grace M. Legg, aged fourteen years (b. MA). Ernest A. Legg rented their house at 15 Delmont Street, for $55 per month. They had a radio set.

Grace Legg, a radio station secretary, aged twenty-four years (b. MA), headed a Manchester, CT, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. Her household included her mother, Minetta Legg, a widow, aged sixty-four years (b. ME). Grace Legg rented their house at 4 North Fairfield Street, for $40 per month. They both had lived in the same place in 1935. Both had attended two years of college.

Rev. Ernest A. Legg died August 2, 1934. Minetta R. (Anderson) Legg died October 5, 1945.

Legg Funeral. Services for Mrs. Minetta A. Legg, widow of Rev. Ernest A. Legg, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter J. Holman of 8 Newman Street, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at South Methodist Church. Rev. Ralph W. Ward, Jr., pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Stafford Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Legg came here 17 years ago from Stafford Springs where her husband was pastor of the Methodist Church. She was born in Parsonsfield, Me., on August 29, 1875. She was a member of South Methodist Church, the Willing Workers Group and the Ever Ready circle of King’s Daughters Besides Mrs. Holman, she leaves another daughter, Mrs. Francis K. Burr of Cambridge, Mass.; a brother, Perle G. Anderson of South Hamilton, Mass., and three grandchildren Funeral arrangements are being made by Watkins Funeral Home, 142 East Center Street (Hartford Courant, October, 7, 1945).

Vernon E. Rand – 1901-02

Vernon Elmer “Vernie” Rand was born in Ripley, ME, September 30, 1878, son of Frank E. and Nancy C. (Holt) Rand.

BATES COMMENCEMENT. Several Honorary Degrees Awardd and Prizes Granted to Students – Commencement Dinner. LEWISTON, Me., June 29. – Bates college was honored today, commencement day, by the presence of Gov. Powers. Congressman-Elect Littlefield, state Superintendent of Schools Stetson, Prof. W.E.C. Rich of Boston Arthur Given of Providence and others. The commencement exercises were held in the Main St Free Baptist church. The following prizes were awarded: Junior exhibition prize, $75, Alison G. Catheron, Manchester, Mass; junior exhibition prize, $20, Miss Bertha O. True, New Gloucester; sophomore champion debate, two divisions, Vernie E. Rand, Leo C. Demack. The following honorary degrees were announced: Rev. Carter E. Cate. Providence, D.D.; Edward R. Goodwin, Worcester, Mass., D.C.L.; Prescott Keyes, Bar Harbor, A.M.; Frank E. Hanscom, East Bethel, Me, A.M. The commencement dinner was served in city hall at 2 p.m. (Boston Globe, June 30, 1899).

[——] Rand appeared in the Milton directories of 1902 and 1904-05, as a teacher, M.M. High school, with his home at Dexter, Me. (The 1904-05 entry was inaccurate, merely carried forward from 1902).

Vernie E. Rand married in Dixfield, ME, March 6, 1907, Eva Laverne Holman, he of Dexter, ME, and she of Dixfield. He was a teacher, aged twenty-eight years, and she was a clerk, aged twenty-four years. She was born in Carthage, ME, March 12, 1882, daughter of George S. and Hannah (Hutchinson) Holman.

Vernon A. Rand, a high school principal, aged thirty-one years (b. ME), headed a Millinocket, ME, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of three years), Eva L. Rand, aged twenty-eight years (b. ME), and his children, John S. Rand, aged two years (b. ME), and Eleanor Rand, aged six months (b. ME). Vernon A. Rand rented their house on Main Avenue. Eva L. Rand was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

Class of 1901. Vernie Elmer Rand. b. 30 Sept 1878, Ripley, Me. Son of Frank E. and Nancy C. (Holt) Rand. Prin., High Sch., Milton Mills, N.H., 1901-02; Exeter, Me., 1902-03; Dexter, Me., 1903-04; Litchfield Acad., 1904-05; Int. Correspondence, N.H., 1905-07; Prin., High Sch., Milbridge, Me., 1907; Monson Acad., Me., 1907-08; High Sch., Millinocket, Me., 1908-11; Camden, Me., 1911-12; Salesman International Textbook Co., Rockland, Me., 1912; Coal Land & Securities Co., 1914. Address, 9 Rockland street, Rockland Me. (Bates College, 1915).

Vernon E Rand, a bond salesman, aged forty-one years (b. ME), headed a Dixfield, ME, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Verna E. Rand, aged thirty-seven years (b. ME), his children, John F. Rand, aged twelve years (b. ME), and Virginia Rand, aged four years, one month, and his sister-in-law, E. Etta Holman, aged forty-eight years (b. ME). Vernon E. Rand rented their house on High Street, for $25 per month. They did not have a radio set.

Vernon E Rand, a dry goods salesman, aged fifty-one years (b. ME), headed a Dixfield, ME, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-three years), Laverna H. Rand, aged forty-eight years (b. ME), his children, John S. Rand, a real estate agent, aged twenty-two years (b. ME), and Virginia Rand, aged fourteen years. Vernon E. Rand rented their house on High Street, for $25 per month. They did not have a radio set.

Vernon E Rand, a brokerage co. security salesman, aged sixty years (b. ME), headed a Dixfield, ME, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Verna Rand, aged fifty-eight years (b. ME), his children, John Rand, a life insurance salesman, aged thirty-one years (b. ME), and Virginia Rand, aged twenty-four years, and his sister-in-law, Etta Holman, aged seventy years (b. ME). Vernon E. Rand owned their house at 74 High Street, which was valued at $4,000. Vernon E. Rand had attended four years of college, Verna Rand had attended four years of high school. They had all resided in the same house in 1935.

Vernon E. Rand died in February 1948.

William C. McCue – 1902

William Coleman McCue was born in Boston, MA, April 7, 1875, son of Bernard and Mary McCue.

George W. Lord, a farmer, aged sixty-seven years (b. ME), headed a Berwick, ME, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-two years), Eunice Lord, aged sixty-one years (b. NH), his children, Roxy [(Lord)] Pray, aged thirty-one years (b. NH), Clara Lord, a teacher, aged thirty years (b. NH), and his boarders, William McCue, a teacher, aged twenty-five years (b. MA), and Samuel Hill, a machinist, aged fifty-three years (b. NH). George W. Lord owned their farm free-and-clear. Eunice Lord was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

William Coleman McCue married in Berwick, ME, August 14, 1900, Clara Allen Lord, both of Berwick. Both were teachers, he was aged twenty-five years, and she was aged thirty-years. She was born in Somersworth, NH, circa 1870, daughter of George W. and Eunice (Hill) Lord.

William McCue appeared in the Milton directory of 1902, as a teacher at Milton Mills High School. William C. McCue appeared also in the Somersworth, NH, directory of that same year, as a farmer, boarding at 54 Berwick street, B.S. [Berwick Side].

Berwick, Me., Principal Resigns. BERWICK, Me, May 1 – William C. McCue, principal of the Sullivan grammar school, has tendered the school board his resignation, to take effect at the close of the school year. He has been elected district superintendent for the towns of Parsonsfield, Cornish and Porter (Boston Globe, May 31, 1909).

William C. McCue, superintendent of schools, aged thirty-five years (b. MA), headed a Berwick, ME, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of nine years), Clara A. McCue, aged thirty-nine years (b. NH), and his children, Eleanor L. McCue, aged seven years (b. ME), Allen L. McCue, aged four years (b. ME), and Eunice H. McCue, aged three years (b. ME), and his mother-in-law,  Eunice H. Lord, a widow, aged seventy-one years (b. NH). William C. McCue owned their farm on Berwick Street, free-and-clear. Clara A. McCue was the mother of four children, of whom three were still living. Eunice H. Lord was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

William C. McCue, superintendent of schools, aged forty-four years (b. MA), headed a Berwick, ME, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Clara A.L. McCue, aged forty-nine years (b. NH), and his children, Eleanor L. McCue, aged seventeen years (b. ME), Allen L. McCue, aged fourteen years (b. ME), and Eunice H. McCue, aged thirteen years (b. ME), and his nephew, Walter Mahoney, a machine shop laborer, aged twenty-seven years (b. MA). William C. McCue owned their farm at 54 Berwick Street, free-and-clear.

William C. McCue, superintendent of schools, aged fifty-four years (b. MA), headed a Berwick, ME, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty years), Clara L. McCue, aged fifty-nine years (b. NH), and his aunt, Anna R. Guptill, aged eighty years (b. ME). William C. McCue owned their farm on Berwick Street, free-and-clear. They had a radio set.

Clara A. (Lord) McCue died in 1952. William C. McCue died in 1969.

Jacob E. Wignot – 1902-04

Jacob Ernest Wignot was born in Natick, MA, February 16, 1876, son of John and Malvina (Lindenue) Wignot.

Jacob E. Wignot married in Medway, MA, August 6, 1902, Mary Alena Carmichael, he of Wayland, MA, and she of Medway. He was a teacher, aged twenty-six years, and she was at home, aged thirty years. She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, circa 1872, daughter of James T. and Susan (Roberts) Carmichael.

The newlyweds would have moved to Milton Mills, where Jacob E. Wignot was principal of the Milton Mills school for the academic years 1902-03 and 1903-04. (They acquired at some point a summer home at Lovell Lake, and are buried in the Milton Mills cemetery).

Jacob E. Wignot, a public school superintendent, aged thirty-four years (b. MA), headed a Salem, NH, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of eight years), Mary A. Wignot, aged thirty-six years (b. Canada (Eng.)), his child, Richard G. Wignot, aged five years (b. MA), and his brother, John Wignot, a meat store manager, aged thirty-six years (b. MA). Jacob E. Wignot rented their house on Main Street. Mary A. Wignot was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

Class of 1899. Jacob Ernest Wignot. b. 16 Feb. 1876, South Natick, Mass. Teacher, Billerica, Mass., 1900-01. Prin., High Sch., Milton Mills, N.H., 1902-04; Wellfleet, Mass., 1904-07. Supt. Schools, Salem, Hudson and Atkinson, N.H., 1907- (Bates College, 1912).

Jacob E. Wignot, a public school superintendent, aged forty-three years (b. MA), headed a Dover, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Mary A. Wignot, aged forty-nine years (b. Canada (Eng.)), and his children, Richard G. Wignot, aged fifteen years (b. MA), and Robert S. Wignot, aged four years (b. NH). Jacob E. Wignot rented their house at 211 Central Avenue. Mary A. Wignot was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

Concord, N.H. Pending the breaking of the deadlock in the Dover school board, the state board of education has exercised it authority by continuing Superintendent of Schools Wignot in office until the local board makes some other choice. This is a situation which has not arisen before in this state (Farmington News, August 8, 1924).

Jacob E. Wignot, a public school superintendent, aged fifty-four years (b. MA), headed a Dover, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Mary A. Wignot, aged sixty years (b. Canada (Eng.)), and his child, Robert S. Wignot, aged fourteen years (b. NH). Jacob E. Wignot rented their house at 35 Silver Street, for $35 per month. They had a radio set.

Jacob E. Wignot died in Wakefield, MA, July 6, 1937. Mary A. (Carmichael) Wignot died in 1963.

Jacob E. Wignot. Sanbornville, N.H., July 6. (AP.) Jacob E. Wignot, 61, superintendent of schools for five nearby towns, tonight dropped dead in front of his summer home at Lovell Lake. Dr. Louise Paul said that he had suffered a heart attack (Hartford Courant, July 7, 1937).

Gilman H. Campbell – 1905-06

Gilman H. Campbell was born in Allston, MA, November 2, 1884, son of John E. and Eliza F. (Hutchins) Campbell.

Gilman H. Campbell married (1st) in Scarboro, ME, September 2, 1908, Annie Merserve, he of South Portland, ME, and she of Scarboro. Both were teachers, he aged twenty-three years, and she aged twenty-four years. She was born in Westbrook, ME, circa 1885, daughter of Freedom and Sarah E. (Moulton) Meserve.

Gilman H. Campbell, a high school teacher, aged twenty-five years (b. MA), headed a Natick, MA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of two years), Annie M. Campbell, aged twenty-six years (b. ME), and his brother-in-law, Harlan R. Meserve, aged sixteen years (b. ME). Gilman H. Campbell rented their house at 24 Florence Street.

Rochester School Given Piano. ROCHESTER, N.H., Sept 14. At the chapel at the Rochester High School yesterday Frank Bobst, in behalf of the class of ’12, presented the school a new $350 piano, purchased from the proceeds of an entertainment given by the class at the Opera House last Spring. Principal Gilman H. Campbell received the gift for the school, after which Miss Marion Stevens rendered piano solos (Boston Globe, September 14, 1912).

Class of 1904. Gilman Hutchins Campbell. b. 2 Nov. 1885 [SIC], Allston, Mass. Teacher, Brewer, Me., 1904-05. Prin., High Sch., Milton Mills, N.H., 1905-06; Limerick Acad., Me., 1906-09. Teacher, Natick, Mass., 1909-12. Prin., High Sch., Rochester, N.H., 1912- (Bates College, 1912).

Gilman H. Campbell, a public school teacher, aged thirty-five years (b. MA), headed a Needham, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Annie M. Campbell, aged thirty-six years (b. ME). Gilman H. Campbell rented their house at 47 Maple Street.

Gilman H. Campbell, a public school teacher, aged forty-five years (b. MA), headed an Easton, MA, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-one years), Annie M. Campbell, aged forty-six years (b. ME). Gilman H. Campbell rented their house on Spooner Avenue, for $36 per month. They had a radio set.

Annie (Meserve) Campbell died in Easton, MA, in early 1935.

NEEDHAM. Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Annie (Meserve) Campbell of North Easton, wife of Graham [Gilman] H. Campbell, formerly principal of Needham High School (Boston Globe, March 21, 1935).

One of Principal Campbell’s high school students remembered him in their autobiography entitled “When I Was Growing Up.” High school students being what they are, it should not surprise us overmuch that they associated his surname with the popular brand of canned soup.

The principal at the [Easton] high school was Gilman H. Campbell. Amongst the students he was known as Soup. Soup Campbell was a bit stodgy and had a slight impediment in his speech. I think at the time he was a widower. Besides being principal he also taught some classes. He was an excellent teacher. I had him for geometry. He was always sneezing but always was able to get his handkerchief out of his pocket just in the nick of time to catch the sneeze. We neither liked nor disliked Soup Campbell. He was a really pretty nice guy (Keith, 2008).

Gilman H. Campbell, a public high school principal, aged fifty-five years (b. MA), headed an Easton, MA, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his sister-in-law, Ella A. Meserve, aged fifty-eight years (b. ME), and his mother-in-law, Sarah E. Meserve, a widow, aged eighty-four years (b. ME). Gilman H. Campbell rented their house at 32 Spooner Street, for $35.50 per month. Gilman H. Campbell had attended five years of college, and his two in-laws had attended eight years of grammar school.

Gilman H. Campbell married (2nd) in Easton, MA, in 1941, Ruth Janet Hussey. She was born in Rochester, NH, June 21, 1895, daughter of  Frank H. and Teresa F. (Burger) Hussey.

Catholic. Rev. George P. Benaglia,. C.S.C., president of Stonehill College, North Easton, announces the appointment of Gilman H. Campbell as an instructor in mathematics. Mr. Campbell has served as high school principal at Rochester, N.H., and Needham and, for 22 years, principal of the Easton High School. He holds an A.B. degree from Bowdoin College, class of 1904, an E.M.D. from Harvard University, 1925, and joins the faculty of Stonehill in the second year of its operation (Boston Globe, June 25, 1949).

Gilman H. Campbell died in April 1966. Ruth J. (Hussey) Campbell died in Quincy, MA, in February 1976.

Amy E. Clark – 1909

Amy Elizabeth Clark was born in Concord, MA, January 18, 1888, daughter of Edgar F. and Mary A. “Agnes” (Godfrey) Clark.

Amy E. Clark appeared in the Milton directory of 1909, as a teacher at the M.M. [Milton Mills] school, with her home at Concord, MA. She was also identified in the same directory as a Primary school teacher at Milton Mills.

Edgar F. Clark, a general farmer, aged forty-nine years (b. MA), headed a Concord, MA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his (second) wife (of eleven years), Agnes N. Clark, aged fifty-two years (b. Canada (Eng.)), and his children, Amy E. Clark, a public school teacher, aged twenty-one years (b. MA), Morton D. Clark, a railroad fireman, aged twenty years (b. MA), Edgar G. Clark, aged eighteen years (b. MA), Allison F. Clark, a home farm farmhand, aged seventeen years (b. MA), and Wilfred H. Clark, a home farm farmhand, aged fifteen years (b. MA). Edgar F. Clark owned their farm on Lowell Road, with a mortgage. Agnes N. Clark was the mother of no children.

Edgar Bennett, a machine shop machinist, aged sixty-eight years (b. MA), headed a New Bedford, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of fifty-four years), Alice R. Bennett, furnishes meals (at home), aged sixty-four years (b. MA), his daughter, Mabel E. Bennett, a grocery store bookkeeper, aged forty years (b. MA), and his lodgers, Marcus M. Allen, an outside house painter, aged thirty-six years (b. MA), and Amy Clark, a public school teacher, aged thirty-one years (b. MA). Edgar Bennett rented their house at 191 Summer Street.

Edgar Bennett, retired, aged seventy-nine years (b. MA), headed a New Bedford, MA, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of fifty-four years), Alice R. Bennett, aged seventy-four years (b. MA), his daughter, Mary A. Bennett, aged fifty years (b. MA), and his lodgers, Amy E. Clark, a public school teacher, aged forty-two years (b. MA), and Markus M. Allen, a house painter, aged forty-seven years (b. MA). Edgar Bennett rented their house at 191 Summer Street, for $30 per month. They had a radio set.

Amy E. Clark appeared in the New Bedford, MA, directories of 1941 and 1943, as a teacher at the H.M. Knowlton school, residing at 241 Summer street.

She was living, in Brookline, NH, as late as September 1948.

George E. Leatherbarrow – 1909-11

Leatherbarrow, George E - Bowdoin, 1905
George E. Leatherbarrow, Bowdoin College, 1905

George Edward Leatherbarrow was born in Portland, ME, December 29, 1879, son of John and Elizabeth (Rogers) Leatherbarrow.

George Edward Leatherbarrow married in Rochester, NH, April 10, 1905, Harriet Pauline Gilman, he of Buxton, ME, and she of Patten, ME. Both were school teachers, aged twenty-five years. She was born in Patten, ME, circa 1880, daughter of Charles H. and Octavia (Reed) Gilman.

George E. Leatherbarrow appeared in the Milton directory of 1909, as teacher (and (principal) of the Milton Mills High and Grammar schools. Harriet Leatherbarrow was his assistant (principal and teacher), and Amy E. Clark taught the Primary grades.

George Leatherbarrow, a town school teacher, aged twenty-nine years (b. ME), headed a Milton household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of five years), Harriet Leatherbarrow, aged thirty years (b. ME), his son, Damon Leatherbarrow, aged four years (b. ME), his father-in-law, Charles H. Gilman, retired (own income), aged sixty-seven years (b. ME), and his niece, Martha Mc[illegible], aged six years (b. NH). George Leatherbarrow rented their house in Milton Mills. Harriet Leatherbarrow was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

George E. Leatherbarrow appeared in the Milton directory of 1912, as having moved to No. Middleboro, MA.

George Leatherbarrow, a chemistry teacher, aged fifty years (b. ME), headed a Saco, ME, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-four years), Harriet Leatherbarrow, aged fifty years (b. ME), George Leatherbarrow rented their house at 42 North Street, for $50 per month. They had a radio set.

George Leatherbarrow, an academy instructor, aged fifty-eight years (b. ME), headed a Saco, ME, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Harriet Leatherbarrow, aged fifty-nine years (b. ME), George Leatherbarrow rented their house at 42 North Street, for $50 per month. Both George and Harriet Leatherbarrow had attended four years of college.

Harriet P. (Gilman) Leatherbarrow died in Saco, ME, December 12, 1963, aged eighty-four years.

Deaths. Mrs. H.G. Leatherbarrow. Mrs. Harriet G. Leatherbarrow, a former resident of North Street, Saco, died yesterday in a local nursing home. Born in Patten, Aug. 21, 1879, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gilman, she was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church, Saco, the Madisses of the church, the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union, Saco, a member of the board of directors of Wardwell Home, Saco, and for many years headed the Missionary Fellowship of her church. Survivors include her widower, Prof. George Leatherbarrow, Biddeford; a sister. Mrs. Alice Loring, Gonzales, Tex., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow from the Dennett and Craig Funeral Home, 365 Main St., Saco, with interment In Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco (Biddeford-Saco Journal, December 13, 1961).

10. Strayed, Lost, Found. HAMILTON WATCH with chain Bowdoin Seal lost in vicinity Biddeford-Saco. Reward. Return George E. Leatherbarrow, Thacher Hotel (Biddeford-Saco Journal, July 26, 1966).

George E. Leatherbarrow died in Saco, ME, January 5, 1973, aged ninety-three years.

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George E. Leatherbarrow

Leatherbarrow Dies In Home At Age Of 93. Prof. George Edward Leatherbarrow, 93, a former resident of 48 North St., Saco, died last night at a local nursing home, following a brief illness. Born in Portland, Dec. 29, 1879, he was the son of John and Elizabeth (Rogers) Leatherbarrow. Educated in Portland schools, he graduated from Buxton High School in 1900 and from Bowdoin College in 1904. He taught school in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, prior to coming to Thornton Academy, Saco in 1917. Prof. Leatherbarrow was head of the chemistry and physics departments at Thornton Academy, retiring in 1947 after 32 years of service. While at Thornton Academy, he was a football referee for 20 years. He was associated with an insurance company during the summer recesses and following his retirement worked as a full time insurance man for 45 years. A life deacon of the First Parish Congregational Church (United Church of Christ), Saco, Prof. Leatherbarrow was a charter member of the Biddeford-Saco Country Club and a member of Unity Lodge of Masons A.F. and A.M at Madison, N.H. There are no known survivors. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Parish Congregational Church (United Church of Christ), corner of Main and Beach streets, Saco. Rev. Paul K. Weimer, pastor, will officiate and interment will be in the family lot at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco. Friends may call at the Dennett and Craig Funeral Home, 365 Main St., Saco. (Biddeford-Saco Journal (Biddeford, ME), January 6, 1973).

Positions Wanted

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts established a Teacher’s Registration Bureau list in 1911 by which those teachers seeking their next teaching position and those school districts seeking their next teacher might find each other.

Here follow two examples from the 1914 list of teachers with experience at the Milton Mills school:

2100.31. Man.Position desired: Grammar principalship. Salary expected: Over $675. Graduated from Worcester High School, 1906, Clark University, 1909. Teaching experience: Milton Mills, N.H., 1910-11; Hamden, Conn., 1911-12; Egg Harbor Township, N.J., 1913.

*2216.38. Woman.Position desired: Grammar grades. Salary expected: $500 up. Graduated from Rochester High School, N.H., 1884. Teaching experience: Rochester, 1885-93; Farmington, N.H., four years; Wakefield, 1910-11; Milton Mills, 1911-13; Exeter, N.H., 1913-14.

1. The asterisk throughout this list indicates that teachers are not available for a change in position prior to June 1915. 

Continued in Milton Mills’ Teachers, 1912-52


See also Milton’s Hare Road Teachers, 1890-26Milton’s Nute Ridge Teachers – 1897-47 Milton’s South Milton Teachers, 1886-29, and Milton’s West Milton Teachers, 1885-23


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