Milton Mills’ Teachers, 1912-52

By Muriel Bristol | June 2, 2020

Continued from Milton Mills’ Teachers, 1875-11

The building occupied now by the Milton Free Public Library was originally Milton Mills’ “Little Red Schoolhouse” building. (The library was then situated where the historical society is now). In this period it taught students at the primary, intermediate, and grammar levels.

Milton Free Public Library - WikipediaLittle Red School House Library. The Milton Free Public Library (“Little Red School House”) is located on half an acre in the center of Milton Mills. The architecture is French Second Empire style with a mansard style roof and dormer windows upstairs. The foundation is brick. The style is unique to Milton Mills – no other buildings in town have the same style – however it was popularly used in public buildings at the time of its construction. There have been no significant exterior renovations other than maintenance (i.e., painting and replacing rotten boards). It contains two rooms downstairs which currently operate as the library. As one enters the building, the first thing seen is a beautiful staircase that branches off in two directions. The upstairs consists of one very large room, and a bell tower with a functioning bell. The floors are hardwood and the walls are plaster (Milton Free Public Library Trustees, n.d).

The Milton Mills school teachers identified in this 1912-1952 period were Mary E. (Wilson) Hill, Ethel E. Jeffers, Herbert H. Trufant, Norma M. Page, Helen G. Snow, Jessie L. (Tinker) Walsh, Margaret E. Durgin, Etta R. Thurston, Helen M. Dunnells, Manora T. (Tuttle) Clayton, Rosamond E. (Piper) Pike, Carolyn H. Eaton, Elinor I. Leonard, Marion L. (Goodwin) Stanley, Doris E. (Rowell) Lowd, Ellen G. (Hannaford) Akers, Richard D. Gale, Leslie E. Lowry, Jr., Martha E. Hefler, Paul G. Spilios, and Elizabeth J. Lambert.

Mary E. (Wilson) Hill – 1912

Mary Eleanor Wilson was born in Farmington, NH, in November 1864, daughter of Henry W. and Lucy A. (Whitehouse) Wilson.

Mary E. Wilson graduated from Rochester High School with its Class of 1884. She appeared later with other graduates in an 1884 graduation program rediscovered in 1941. She was said to have become since “… Mrs. Canney, mother of Ralph W. Canney, who conducts a poultry farm in the Meaderboro section” (Portsmouth Herald, December 19, 1941).

Mary E. Wilson married (1st) in Farmington, NH, October, 2, 1895, Henry J. Canney. He was born in New Durham, NH, in June 1863, son of Thomas H. and Isabel R. (Dolby) Canney. She divorced him in Strafford County Superior Court, October, 13, 1897. (He died in Concord, NH, May 26, 1948 (Farmington News, June 4, 1948)).

Henry Wilson, a farmer, aged sixty-one years (b. PA), headed a Farmington, NH, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-eight years), Lucy A. Wilson, aged fifty-five years (b. NH), his daughter, Mary E.W. Canney, a school teacher, aged thirty-five years (b. NH), and his grandson, Ralph W. Canney, aged three years (b. NH). Henry Wilson owned their farm, free-and-clear. Lucy A. Wilson was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living. Mary E.W. Canney, who was divorced, was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

Mary W. Canney married (2nd) in Rochester, NH, January 19, 1907, Horace G. Hill, she of Farmington and he of Lee, NH. Both were forty years of age, she was a school teacher, and he was a farmer. He was born in Lee, NH, circa 1866, son of John W. and Mary J. (Coldwell) Hill.

LOCAL. Henry Wilson of Merrill’s Corner, an old member of Sampson Post, G.A.R., of Rochester, who for a long time had been suffering from cancer, died Jan. 29, in a hospital in Boston, and his body was brought home Sunday evening. He was a farmer and for over a quarter of a century had lived on his farm; his native place was Philadelphia. He was 72 years of age and is survived by a wife, a son, Joseph Wilson of North Adams, Mass., and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Hill, who lives at home (Farmington News, February 4, 1910).

Henry W. Locke, a lumber operator, aged forty years (b. NH), headed a Barrington, NH, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of sixteen years), Hattie B. Locke, aged thirty-nine years (b. NH), and his boarders, Elizabeth E. McNeff, a primary school teacher, aged twenty-two years (b. MA), and Mary W. Hill, a primary school teacher, aged forty-five years (b. NH). Henry W. Hill owned their farm, free-and-clear. Mary W. Hill, twice married (fourteen years in present marriage), was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

Mary W. Hill appeared in the Farmington directory of 1912, as a teacher at the Merrill’s corner school in Farmington, boarding at Mrs. L.A. Wilson’s house, near the school. Mrs. Mary Hill appeared or appeared also in the Milton directory of 1912, as a teacher at the Milton Mills Grammar School, boarding at 27 Western avenue, in Milton Mills. (John Lowd appeared as retired, with his house at 27 Western avenue).

Horace G. Hill divorced Mary W. Hill in Strafford County Superior Court, March 29, 1917. He alleged abandonment.

Ralph Canney, a general farmer, aged twenty-three years (b. NH), headed a Farmington, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his mother, Mary W. Canney, a county school teacher, aged fifty-five years (b. NH), his grandmother, Lucy A. Wilson, a widow, aged seventy-four years (b. NH), and his great uncle, Mr. Whitehouse, a widower, aged eighty-five years (b. NH). Ralph Canney owned their farm, with a mortgage.

Sarah Twombly, a fibre mill bookkeeper, aged fifty years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. Her household included her servant, Mary Canney, a private family housewife, i.e., housekeeper, aged sixty-five years (b. NH). Sarah Twombly owned their house on the Wakefield Road, which was valued at $2,000. They had a radio set.

She may have been the Mary Canney that was living in Rochester, NH, as late as 1939.

Ethel E. Jeffers – 1912

Ethel E. Jeffers was born in Tamworth, NH, August 27, 1890, daughter of Fred L. and Gertrude M. (Gilman) Jeffers.

Fred L. Jeffers, a lumber wagon driver, aged forty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Tamworth (“South Tamworth Village”), NH, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-two years), Gertrude M. Jeffers, aged thirty-five years (b. MA), and his daughter, Ethel E. Jeffers, aged nineteen years (b. NH). Fred L. Jeffers owned their house free-and-clear. Gertrude M. Jeffers was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

South Portland, ME, paid Ethel Jeffers $198 in salary between September 16, 1907, and January 31, 1908, as a teacher in its Ward Four school.

During the year of 1907 there has been but one change in the teaching force of the Knightville schools. Miss Jeffers taking the place of principal’s assistant left vacant by the resignation of Miss Percival (Receipts and Expenditures, South Portland, ME, 1907-08).

ETHEL E. JEFFERS appeared in the Milton directory of 1912, as a teacher at the M. Mills school, who boarded at 27 Western ave., M. Mills. (John Lowd appeared as retired, with his house at 27 Western avenue).

Ethel E. Jeffers married in Tamworth, NH, December 2, 1917, Frederick H. Whiting, both of Tamworth. She was a teacher, aged twenty-eight years, and he was a farmer, aged twenty-two years. He was born in Boston, MA, June 6, 1896, son of Frank A. and Abbie C. (Hobson) Whiting.

Fred Whiting, a farm laborer, aged twenty-four years (b. MA), headed a Tamworth, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Ethel Whiting, a school teacher, aged twenty-eight years (b. NH), and his daughter, Elenor Whiting, aged one year (b. NH). Fred Whiting rented their portion of a two-family house from his parents, Frank A. Whiting, a farmer, aged sixty-two years (b. NH), and Abbie H. Whiting, aged sixty-four years (b. MA).

Fred H. Whiting, a construction carpenter, aged thirty-five years (b. MA), headed a Madison, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twelve years), Ethel J. Whiting, aged thirty-seven years (b. NH), Elenor R. Whiting, aged eleven years (b. NH), Fred H. Whiting, aged nine years (b. NH), Jean A. Whiting, aged five years (b. NH), Virginia Whiting, aged three years (b. NH), Shirley Whiting, aged two years (b. NH), and Mary Whiting, aged one year (b. NH). Fred H. Whiting owned their house, which was valued at $2,500. They had a radio set.

Fred H. Whiting, a finish mill salesman, aged forty-five years (b. MA), headed a Madison, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twelve years), Ethel J. Whiting, aged forty-six years (b. NH), Fred H. Whiting, auto mechanic trade school, aged nineteen years (b. NH), Jean A. Whiting, aged fifteen years (b. NH), Virginia Whiting, aged fourteen years (b. NH), Shirley Whiting, aged twelve years (b. NH), and Mary Whiting, aged eleven years (b. NH). Fred H. Whiting owned their house at Silver Lake, which was valued at $2,500. They had all lived in the same house in 1935.

Fred H. Whiting died in 1964. Ethel E. (Jeffers) Whiting died in Conway, NH, in March 1983.

Herbert H. Trufant – 1912-17

Herbert Harold Trufant was born in Hackettstown, NJ, May 24, 1874, son of Isaiah and Sarah R. (Gross) Trufant.

SITUATIONS WANTED. WANTED – Situation as companion or nurse by educated young man. Address H.H. TRUFANT, care J.C. Churchill, Winthrop, Mass., daTu7t au22 (Boston Globe, August 22, 1894).

Herbert H. Trufant married in Boston, MA, November 19, 1899, Grace E. Towle, he of 14 Kelton Street, Boston, and she of North Parsonsfield, ME. He was a R.R. gateman, aged twenty-five years, and she was a teacher, aged twenty-three years. She was born in Effingham, NH, August 23, 1876, daughter of George W. and Clara M. (Pierce) Towle.

Herbert H. Trufant, a R.R. gateman, aged twenty-six years (b. NJ), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of one year), Grace E. Trufant, aged twenty-three years (b. NH). Herbert H. Trufant rented their house at 14 Kilton Street.

Herbert H. Trufant, with his wife Grace E. (Towle) Trufant, appeared in the Wakefield, NH, directory of 1908, as a teacher.

H.H. Trufant, a public school teacher, aged thirty-six years (b. NJ), headed a Wakefield, NH, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of ten years), Grace E. Trufant, aged thirty-three years (b. NH). Grace E. Trufant was the mother of one child, of whom none were still living.

THE REAL ESTATE MARKET. New Hampshire Farm. FOR SALE, 185 acres, well divided. will carry 15 head, buildings first-class condition, 1¼ miles to RR, P.O., store, etc., on R.F.D., telephone in house, near neighbors; no brokers; price reduced to $2200 for immediate sale. H.H. TRUFANT, Sanbornville, N.H. (Boston Globe, May 29, 1910).

Herbert H. Trufant appeared in the Milton directory of 1912, as a teacher, and principal, of the Milton Mills Grammar School, with his house 1 mile south of Milton Mills.

Herbert H. Trufant of Milton Mills registered (No. 1654) his 10 h.p. Cadillac automobile with the NH Secretary of State, between January 1 and August 31, 1912.

Herbert H. Trufant appeared in the Milton directory of 1917, as a principal of the Milton Mills Grammar School, with his house at 41 Church street, Milton Mills.

Herbert H. Trufant appeared in the Quincy, MA, directory of 1918, as a superintendent, with his house at 31 Appleton street, A.

Herbert H. Trufant, a R.R. clerk, aged forty-five years (b. NJ), headed a Quincy, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Grace E. Trufant, aged forty-three years (b. NH), and his son, Robert S. Trufant, aged nine years (b. MA). Herbert H. Trufant owned their house at 100 Charles Road, with a mortgage.

Herbert H. Trufant became next principal of the Parsonsfield Seminary, a private boarding school in Parsonsfield, ME. (Parsonsfield is bounded on the west by Effingham and Wakefield, NH. Kezar Falls is a village of Parsonsfield).

THE REAL ESTATE MARKET. FOR SALE – New Hampshire farm, nice all-year or Summer home; eight-room house, piazza, white (with green blinds), large barn, icehouse, excellent well and spring, situated on hill, fine view of the mountains, land slopes to ford, 10 minutes’ walk to village, mail delivered, nine miles to Burleyville railroad station, near neighbors. Address Owner, H.H. TRUFANT, Kezar Falls, Me. (Boston Globe, June 19, 1921).

SCHOOLS. Co-Educational Schools. PARSONSFIELD SEMINARY. North Parsonsfield, Maine. For boys and girls. In the foothills of the White Mountains. 209 acres, 4 buildings. Invigorating air. All sports. College preparatory course with certificate privilege. Domestic Science. Endowment permits $450 to cover all expenses. Booklet. Herbert H. Trufant, Principal. Box E, Kezar Falls, Me. (Harper’s Bazaar, May 1922 (also July 1922)).

History of Parsonsfield Seminary. Fourth Quarter Century. Mr. [Wesley A.] Sowle was principal for the Spring of 1919 and for the next school year. Then came Herbert H. Trufant, son of the much loved Isaiah Trufant of the preceding period. Near the end of his fourth year, not being in a suitable physical condition to withstand the duties as a principal of Parsonsfield Seminary, he was advised by his doctor to discontinue his work. Much to the regret of both teachers and pupils he left a short time before the end of the school year 1924. Under his management the school prospered and I am sure all students at that time will recall how kind and helpful Mr. Trufant always was to them, yet firm when occasion called. No matter how busy with his own duties he was always ready to help the most humble student with a knotty problem in algebra or give counsel and advice when needed. He did not regain his heath and on March 25, 1925, he passed away at his home in Effingham, N.H. (Towle, 1932).

MISCELLANEOUS. LOST – A Knight Templar’s watch chain between Little Building and Atlantic, Mass.; reward. H.H. TRUFANT, 37 Faxon road, Atlantic, Mass. (Boston Globe, May 2, 1924).

Herbert H. Trufant died in Effingham, NH, March 25, 1925, aged fifty years, ten months, and one day. (He had been resident there only ten weeks, having previously resided in Boston, MA. His occupation was teacher).

SANBORNVILLE. Word has been received here of the death of H.H. Trufant in Massachusetts. Mr. Trufant was a teacher in the Grammar school for several terms (Farmington News, April 17, 1925).

Mrs. Grace Trufant appeared in the Boston directories of 1926, and 1927, as assistant matron at 232 Centre street, in Dorchester, MA, residing on the premises. The Industrial School for Girls was at 232 Centre street in the Dorchester section of Boston, MA. (Mrs. Ethel C. Barry was the matron).

Grace E. (Towle) Trufant died in Kankakee, IL, October 24, 1964.

Norma M. Page – 1926-28

Norma M. Page was born in Milton, NH, in 1903, daughter of Robert and Ida (Sibley) Page.

Robert Page, a barber, aged forty-three years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Ida S. Page, aged forty-five years (b. MA), and his children, Norma M. Page, aged seventeen years (b. NH), Irma S. Page, aged eleven years (b. NH), Robert W. Page, aged nine years (b. NH), Ruth E. Page, aged seven years (b. NH), and Charlene A. Page, aged four years, ten months (b. NH). Robert Page owned their farm on Upper Main Street, in Milton Village, free-and-clear.

Norma M. Page appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1926-27 academic year as teacher of the Primary grades at the Milton Mills school. She had thirteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1928).

Norma M. Page appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1927-28 academic year as teacher of the Primary grades at the Milton Mills school. Margaret Durgin appeared with her in the same capacity, which implies a succession from Page to Durgin during the year. They had seventeen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1929).

Norma Page was a teacher in the Shatswell school in Ipswich, MA, in the 1928-29 academic year. Thereafter, she appeared as Norma Paige. Norma Paige was a teacher in the Shatswell school in Ipswich, MA, in the 1929-30, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1936-37, and 1937-38, and 1939-40 academic years.

Norma Page appeared in the Milton directory of 1930, as a teacher, with her house at Robert Page’s, at Milton Mills. ROBERT PAGE (Ida S.), appeared as a barber, at Milton Mills.

MILTON MILLS. Miss Norma Page and her friend, Miss Leah Wilson, teachers in the public schools near Boston, spent the week-end at Miss Page’s camp near Lovell lake (Farmington News, October 19, 1934).

ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS. Miss Gertrude Ciolek was employed as a substitute in the first grade at the Shatswell school, due to a heavy enrollment in Grade One. This grade was divided, with Miss Ciolek in charge of one division. Miss Norma Paige is the other first grade teacher (Report of the Town Officers of Ipswich, For the Year Ending December 31, 1937).

PERSONALS. Miss Norma Page of Ipswich, Mass., was the weekend guest of Miss Elena Wilson of Rye (Portsmouth Herald, October 25, 1939).

PERSONALS. Miss Norma Paige, a teacher at the Shatswell school in Ipswich, Mass., spent the weekend as the guest of Miss Elena Wilson of Rye (Portsmouth Herald, December 12, 1939).

PERSONAL MENTION. Miss Norma Paige of Ipswich Mass., spent the weekend as the guest of Miss Elena Wilson of Rye (Portsmouth Herald, January 23, 1940).

Henry Merson, a granite works manager, aged fifty-four years (b. Scotland), headed an Ipswich, MA, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Isabelle S. Merson, aged fifty-two years (b. Scotland), his son, James S. Merson, a lithograph co. researcher, aged twenty-eight years (b. Scotland), and his lodger, Norma Page, a grade school teacher, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH). Henry Merson owned their house at 22 East Street, which was valued at $6,000. Norma Page and James S. Merson had attended three years of college, and Henry Merson and Isabelle S. Merson had attended four years of high school.

Norma Paige was a teacher in the Shatswell school in Ipswich, MA, in the 1940-41, 1941-42, 1942-43, 1943-44. 1944-45 academic years.

CHANGES IN PERSONNEL. Norma Paige, who has been a teacher in Grade I in the Shatswell school since her coming to this community seventeen years ago, resigned in June to accept a position in the school of Malden, Massachusetts. Miss Paige has done an extraordinary amount of in-service training while she was in Ipswich. Her departure is regrettable (Report of the Town Officers of Ipswich, For the Year Ending December 31, 1946).

Norma Page appeared in the Malden, MA, directories of 1948 and 1949 (Paige), as a teacher at the Glenwood School, resident in Melrose, MA.

Helen G. Snow – 1926-27

Helen G. Snow was born in Eaton, NH, March 22, 1903, daughter of Mark R. and Annie M. (Dennett) Snow.

Mark R. Snow, a spool mill teamster, aged thirty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Conway, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Annie M. Snow, aged forty years (b. ME), and his children, Russell P. Snow, a shoe factory laborer, aged eighteen years (b. NH), and Helen G. Snow, aged sixteen years (b. NH). Mark R. Snow rented their farm.

Helen G. Snow graduated from Plymouth State College, in Plymouth, NH,  with its Class of 1923.

Helen G. Snow appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1926-27 academic year as teacher of the Intermediate grades at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-three enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1928).

Helen G. Snow, a public school teacher, aged twenty-seven years (b. MA), resided at the Y.W.C.A., on Chatham Street in Worcester, MA, at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. She was one of sixty-six residents there, one of three residents who were public school teachers, and one of four residents that had their own radio sets.

Josephine E. Cawley, a widow, aged seventy-two years (b. Canada (Eng.)), headed a Worcester, MA, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. Her household included her daughters Bessie Cawley, an electric light stenographer, aged forty-nine years (b. Canada (Eng.)), and Mary L. Cawley, a grammar school teacher, aged thirty-seven years (b. Canada (Eng.)), and her lodger, Helen Snow, a grammar school teacher, aged thirty-two [thirty-seven] years (b. NH). Josephine E. Cawley rented their house at 2 Avalon Place, for $35 per month. Mary L. Cawley and Helen Snow had attended three years of college, and Josephine E. Cawley and Bessie Cawley had attended four years of high school. They had all resided in the same place, i.e., Worcester, MA, in 1935.

Helen G. Snow died in Brookline, MA, October 16, 1990.

In Memoriam. Helen G. Snow, [Class of] ’23, Madison, N.H., October 16, 1990 (Plymouth State Update, 1991).

Jessie L. (Tinker) Walsh – 1926-35

Jessie Louise Tinker was born in Wolfeboro, NH, July 1, 1895, daughter of Charles L. and Elizabeth (Whiteworth) Tinker.

Jessie Louise Tinker married in Wolfeboro, NH, April 7, 1917, Earle Leonard Walsh, both of Wolfeboro. She was a teacher, aged twenty-one years, and he was a machinist, aged nineteen years. He was born in Lebanon, ME, May 18, 1897, son of George L. and Carrie M. (Briggs) Walsh.

George L. Walsh, a general farmer, aged forty-nine years (b. NH), headed a Wakefield, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Carrie Walsh, aged forty-seven years (b. ME), his children, Earle L. Walsh, a garage mechanic, aged twenty-three years (b. ME), Charles B. Walsh, an electric co. electrician, aged eighteen years (b. NH), Ralph W. Walsh, aged thirteen years (b. NH), his grandson, Earling Walsh, aged one year (b. NH), his daughter-in-law, Jesse L. Walsh, aged twenty-five years (b. NH), and his boarder, Jeremiah Hodsdon, aged seventy-seven years (b. NH). George L. Walsh owned their farm, free-and-clear.

Jessie L. Walsh appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1926-27 academic year as teacher of the Grammar grades at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1928).

Jessie L. Walsh appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1927-28 academic year as teacher of the Grammar grades at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1929).

Jessie L. Walsh appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1928-29 academic year as teacher of the Grammar grades at the Milton Mills school. She had nineteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1930).

Earle Walsh, a garage mechanic, aged thirty-four years (b. NH), headed a Milton (“Milton Mills Village”) household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twelve years), Jessie L. Walsh, a grammar school principal, aged thirty-four years (b. NH), his children, Leonard Walsh, aged eleven years (b. MA), and Marilyn Walsh, aged seven years (b. NH), and his father-in-law, Charles A. Tinker, a widower, aged seventy-five years (b. ME). Earle Walsh rented their house on Church Street, for $10 per month. They had a radio set.

Jessie L. Walsh appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1931-32 academic year as teacher of the Grammar grades at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-one enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1933).

Jessie L. Walsh appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1932-33 academic year as teacher of the Grammar grades at the Milton Mills school. She had sixteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1934).

Jessie L. Walsh appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1933-34 academic year as teacher of the Grammar grades at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-four enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1935).

Jessie Walsh appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1934-35 academic year as teacher of the Grammar grades at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-one enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1936).

MILTON MILLS. Teachers of the local grammar school, Mrs. Jessie Walsh, Mrs. Manora Clayton and Mrs. Rosamond Pike, went to Manchester last Thursday to attend the teachers’ institute. They report interesting sessions, with splendid speakers (Farmington News, October 19, 1934).

At Milton Mills Mrs. Walsh resigned to accept a position in the Wolfeboro Union and Mrs. Etta M. Thurston, who had formerly taught in the same school, was elected (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1936).

Earle L. (Jessie L.) Walsh appeared in the Wolfeboro, NH, directory of 1940, as a funeral director, on North Main street (412), with his house there too.

Earle L. Walsh, an undertaker, aged forty-two years (b. NH), headed a Wolfeboro, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Jessie L. Walsh, a public school teacher, aged forty-three years (b. NH), his children, Earle L. Walsh, Jr., aged twenty-one years (b. MA), and Marilyn Walsh, aged sixteen years (b. NH), and his father, George L. Walsh, aged sixty-nine years (b. NH). Earle L. Walsh owned their house on North Main Street. Jessie L. Walsh, Earle L. Walsh, Jr., and George L. Walsh had all attended four years of high school, Earle L. Walsh and Marilyn Walsh had attended one year of high school.

Jessie L. (Tinker) Walsh died in Wolfeboro, NH, in March 1969.

Margaret E. Durgin – 1927-28

Margaret Ethel Durgin was born in Concord, NH, October 11, 1890, daughter of Luther W. and Ida A. “Annie” (Lockhart). Durgin.

L.W. Durgin, an iron foundry manager, aged sixty-three years (b. MA), headed a Concord, NH, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-nine years), Annie L. Durgin, aged forty-nine years (b. Canada), and his daughter, Margaret Durgin, aged nineteen years (b. NH). L.W. Durgin rented their house at 13 Summit Street. Annie L. Durgin was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

Luther W. Durgin, a cast iron foundry manager, aged seventy-two years (b. MA), headed a Concord, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Annie Durgin, aged fifty-eight years (b. New Brunswick, Canada), his daughter, Margaret Durgin, aged twenty-nine years (b. NH), and his boarder, Elsie Alexander, a State hospital social worker, aged thirty years (b. NH). Luther W. Durgin owned their house at 13 Summit Street.

Miss Margaret E. Durgin appeared in the Concord, NH, directory of 1924, as a teacher at the Concord High School, boarding at 13 Summit street. Annie L. Durgin appeared as the widow of Luther W. Durgin, with her house at 13 Summit.

Margaret E. Durgin was secretary of the Mount Holyoke Collège Class of 1913. Her entry in its 1924 alumni catalog gave her career to date:

MARGARET E. DURGIN. 13 Summit Ave., Concord, N.H. Tchr 13-14 Waterbury, Vt., 14-15 Concord, N.H.; clerk 20- New Haven, Conn.; Rumford Press 21 Concord, N.H.; supervisor instruction 24 Boston Rubber Shoe Co., Malden (Mount Holyoke College, 1924). 

Miss Margaret E. Durgin appeared in the Concord, NH, directory of 1926, as having her house at 13 Summit street. Annie L. Durgin appeared as the widow of Luther W. Durgin, with her house at 13 Summit.

Margaret Durgin appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1927-28 academic year as teacher of the Primary grades at the Milton Mills school. Norma M. Page appeared with her in the same capacity, which implies a succession from Page to Durgin during the year. They had seventeen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1929).

Annie L. Durgin, a widow, aged seventy-nine years (b. Canada (Eng.)), headed a Concord, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. Her household included her daughter, Margaret E. Durgin, marketing manager of the League of New Hampshire Arts & Crafts, aged forty-nine years (b. NH). Annie L. Durgin owned their house at 13 Summit Street, which was valued at $5,000. Margaret E. Durgin had attended five years of college, and Annie L. Durgin had attended eight years of school.

Margaret E. Durgin died in February 1980.

Etta M. (Richards) Thurston – 1927-28, 1935-44

Etta May Richards was born in Owl’s Head, ME, September 15, 1881, daughter of William E. and Climena J. Richards.

Albert F. Richardson of the Eastern State Normal School at Castine, ME, recommended that twenty-eight persons of the Class of 1906, including Etta M. Richards, of Rockport, ME, be granted their diplomas. He noted that they were already teachers of experience, having taught an average of sixty-five weeks (Maine Department of Education, 1907).

Climena J. Richards, (a widow) own income, aged sixty-six years (b. ME), headed a Rockport, ME, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. Her household included her children, Walter G. Richards, a barge engineer, aged thirty-seven years (b. ME), Anna M. Richards, a private family servant, aged thirty-five years (b. ME), and Etta M. Richards, a public school teacher, aged twenty-eight years (b. ME), and her grandchildren, Fred D. Achorn, an odd jobs laborer, aged thirty years (b. ME), and his wife, Carrie I. Achorn, aged twenty-five years (b. ME). Climena J. Richards owned their house on Mechanic Street, free-and-clear; she was the mother of ten children, of whom eight were still living.

Etta Mae Richards married in Auburn, ME, June 25, 1918, Jason Francis Thurston, she of Newport, ME, and he of Auburn. She was a school teacher, aged thirty-six years, and he was a grocer, aged forty-six years. (She was his third wife). He was born in Middleborough, MA, April 16, 1872, son of Francis T. and Marcia E. (Weston) Thurston.

Jason F. Thurston, a minister, aged forty-seven years (b. MA), headed a Belmont, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Etta M. Thurston, a school teacher, aged thirty-eight years (b. ME), his son, Dwight P.B. Thurston, aged fifteen years, and his boarder, Clara L. Davis, retired, aged sixty-one years (b. ME). Jason F. Thurston rented their portion of a two-family house on Depot Street.

Etta R. Thurston appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1927-28 academic year as teacher of the Intermediate grades at the Milton Mills school. She had fifteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1929).

ACTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH REOPENED. ACTON, Me., Nov. 6. Reopening services of the Acton Corner Congregational Church, which has been closed for many years, were held today, beginning with a service this afternoon at which Rev. J.F. Thurston of Milton Mills delivered the address of welcome. He was followed by Rev. Dr. Caswell of Laconia, N.H., and Rev. J.C. Bearse of Sanford, speakers. In the evening a praise service and dedication took place, with a sermon by Rev. Ernest Seymour of the New England Evangelistic Association of Boston. Etta May Thurston was soloist (Boston Globe, November 7, 1927).

Etta R. Thurston appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1928-29 academic year as teacher of the Intermediate grades at the Milton Mills school. She had seventeen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1930).

Jason F. Thurston, a Congregational clergyman, aged fifty-eight years (b. MA), headed an Acton, ME, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twelve years), Etta M. Thurston, aged forty-eight years (b. ME). Jason F. Thurston rented their house, for $60 per month.

At Milton Mills Mrs. Walsh resigned to accept a position in the Wolfeboro Union and Mrs. Etta M. Thurston, who had formerly taught in the same school, was elected (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1936).

Etta Thurston appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1935-36 academic year as teacher of Grades 7-8 at the Milton Mills school. She had fifteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1937).

Etta Thurston appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1936-37 academic year as teacher of Grades 7-8 at the Milton Mills school. She had thirteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1938).

Etta Thurston appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1937-38 academic year as teacher of Grades 5-6-7-8 at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-one enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1939).

Etta Thurston appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1938-39 academic year as teacher of Grades 5-6-7-8 at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-three enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1940).

Etta Thurston appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1939-40 academic year as teacher of Grades 5-6-7-8 at the Milton Mills school. She had fifteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1941).

Jason F. Thurston, aged sixty-eight years (b. MA), headed a Milton household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Etta M. Thurston, a public school teacher, aged fifty-eight years (b. ME). Jason F. Thurston owned their house on Main Street, in Milton Mills, which was valued at $500. They had resided in the same house in 1935. Jason F. Thurston had attended three years of college, and Etta M. Thurston had attended two years of college.

Superintendent Howard L. Winslow noted Mrs. Thurston’s departure from the Milton Mills School in his report on the 1943-44 academic year:

We secured a good teacher locally to succeed Mrs. Thurston at Milton Mills. Mrs. Thurston resigned late in the summer to take a more advantageous position in her home town in Maine. Mrs. Marion Stanley took her place (Annual Report, For the Year Ending December 31, 1944).

Mrs. Thurston may have taken a more advantageous position in her hometown of Lebanon, ME, but only for a single year. She appeared in a list of Alton, NH, teachers for the 1945-46 academic year. She and her husband took up residence in the Congregational parsonage there.

ALTON AND ALTON BAY. Alton schools will reopen next Wednesday, September 5, with the following list of teachers: Headmaster of the Alton high school, Henry Hastings; assistants, Miss Anne Garguilo, Miss Ellamarie Nourse, Mrs. Eleanor Hayes; 7 and 8 grades, Mrs. Annie Harris; 5 and 6 grades, Mrs. Etta Thurston; 3 and 4 grades, Mrs. Elizabeth Parker; 1 and 2 grades, Mrs. Una Dearborn (Farmington News, August 31, 1945).

ALTON AND ALTON BAY. Mr. and Mrs. Jason Thurston have moved into the Congregational parsonage (Farmington News, October 12, 1945).

Jason F. Thurston [of Alton, NH,] died in Concord, NH, December 16, 1945.

ALTON AND ALTON BAY. Much sympathy is extended to Mrs. Jason Thurston, teacher of the fifth and six grades in the Central school in the death of her husband, Rev. Jason Francis Thurston, which occurred at a Concord hospital last Sunday afternoon He was a native of Middleboro, Mass., and was born April 16, 1882, and graduated from Greenwich, R.I., academy and ordained Methodist minister. Besides his wife, a daughter and four sons survive him. Funeral services were held at Milton Mills, Wednesday; burial will be in Middleboro (Farmington News, December 21, 1945).

ALTON AND ALTON BAY. Mrs. Etta Thurston received word last week of the death of her brother (Farmington News, June 14, 1946).

ALTON AND ALTON BAY. Mrs. Etta Thurston left town Tuesday for her home in Milton Mills (Farmington News, June 21, 1946).

Etta M. (Richards) Thurston died February 14, 1966.

Helen M. Dunnells – 1928-29

Helen Martha Dunnells was born in Newfield, ME, March 31 1905, daughter of Lester M. and Mable G. (Chick) Dunnells.

Miss Helen M. Dunnells was a friend or acquaintance of Miss Ferne C. McGregor of West Milton’s Nute Ridge school.

WEST MILTON. Miss Helen Dunnells of Newfield, Maine, spent the holiday with Miss Feme McGregor (Farmington News, June 3, 1927).

Helen M. Dunnells appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1928-29 academic year as teacher of the Primary grades at the Milton Mills school. She had eighteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1930).

Helen M. Dunnells married June 27, 1929, Norman L. Wentworth, she of Newfield, ME, and he of Acton, ME. He was born in Acton, ME, July 25, 1903, son of Harold E. and Hattie M. (Lowd) Wentworth.

Norman L. Wentworth, a B&M file clerk, aged twenty-seven years (b. ME), headed an Acton, ME, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of one year), Helen M. Wentworth, aged twenty-five years (b. ME). Norman L. Wentworth rented their house. They had a radio set.

Norman Wentworth, a steam railway telegrapher, aged thirty-six years (b. ME), headed an Acton, ME, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Helen D. Wentworth, aged thirty-five years (b. ME), and his children, Joyce E. Wentworth, aged nine years (b. ME), Harlan E. Wentworth, aged four years (b. NH), and Erlan C. Wentworth, aged four years (b. ME). Norman Wentworth rented their house on Fox Ridge, in South Acton, for $12 per month. Helen D. Wentworth had attended one year of college, Norman Wentworth had attended four years of high school, and Joyce E. Wentworth had attended four years of school (to date).

Helen Wentworth of Acton, ME, was one of fifty additional jurors called to Alfred, ME, for October 20, 1964, for the York County murder trial of Joseph R. McDonald. The State accused McDonald of having killed Maine State Trooper Charles C. Black in a South Berwick, ME, bank robbery, July 9, 1964 (Biddeford-Saco Journal, October 16, 1964).

Norman L. Wentworth died in Acton, ME, December 15, 1991. Helen M. (Dunnells) Wentworth died in Sanford, ME, March 28, 2012, aged one hundred six years.

Manora T. (Tuttle) Clayton – 1931-37

Manora Tuttle was born in Wakefield, NH, October 3, 1890, daughter of Daniel N. and Ora F. (Tibbetts) Tuttle.

William W. Berry, a general farmer, aged sixty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Wakefield, NH, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-two years), Elizabeth C. Berry, aged sixty-seven years (b. NH), and his boarder, Manora Tuttle, a public school teacher, aged nineteen years (b. NH). William W. Berry owned their farm free-and-clear. Elizabeth C. Berry was the mother of no children.

UNION. Miss Manora Tuttle of Wakefield spent a few days with Mrs. Hilton Goodwin last week (Farmington News, January 6, 1911).

Manora Tuttle married in Wakefield, NH, June 29, 1919, Frederick W. Clayton, she of Wakefield and he of Madison, NH. He was born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, in 1870, son of George and Sarah (Wilson) Clayton. She was a teacher, aged twenty-eight years, and he was a widowed machinist, aged forty-eight years.

Fred (Manora) Clayton appeared in the North Andover directory of 1920, as a mechanic, with his house at 111 Main street. Albert W. Clayton, who had an auto repairs business in Haverhill, MA, resided at 111 Main street.

Fred Clayton, a machine operator, aged forty-nine years (b. England), headed a North Andover, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Menora Clayton, aged twenty-nine years (b. NH). Fred Clayton rented their house at 111 Main Street. He had immigrated into the US in 1893 [1883], and had been naturalized in 1899.

Frederick W. Clayton, a general laborer, aged fifty-nine years (b. England), headed a Madison, NH. household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of ten years), Minora T. Clayton, aged thirty-nine years (b. NH), and his children, Frederick W. Clayton, Jr., aged nine years (b. NH), and Mary F. Clayton, aged one year (b. NH). Frederick W. Clayton owned their house, which was valued at $1,500. They did not have a radio set.

Manora T. Clayton appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1931-32 academic year as teacher of the Intermediate grades at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-seven enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1933).

Frederick W. Clayton died on Main Street, in Milton Mills, March 7, 1932, aged sixty-two years.

Manora T. Clayton appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1932-33 academic year as teacher of the Intermediate grades at the Milton Mills school. She had nineteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1934).

Manora T. Clayton appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1933-34 academic year as teacher of the Intermediate grades at the Milton Mills school. She had sixteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1935).

Manora Clayton appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1934-35 academic year as teacher of the Intermediate grades at the Milton Mills school. She had fourteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1936).

MILTON MILLS. Teachers of the local grammar school, Mrs. Jessie Walsh, Mrs. Manora Clayton and Mrs. Rosamond Pike, went to Manchester last Thursday to attend the teachers’ institute. They report interesting sessions, with splendid speakers (Farmington News, October 19, 1934).

MILTON MILLS. Mrs. Daniel N, Tuttle and Miss Abbie Tuttle of Wakefield were callers at the homes of Mrs. Manora Clayton and Mrs. Ralph Hurd, recently (Farmington News, November 23, 1934).

MILTON MILLS. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hurd had their son John, Mervyn Hurd and son, Mrs. Manora, Clayton and two children, Frederick and Mary Francis Clayton for Thanksgiving (Farmington News, December 7, 1934).

Manora Clayton appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1935-36 academic year as teacher of the Grades 4-5-6 at the Milton Mills school. She had nineteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1937).

Milton Mills has at present only 34 pupils and unless there is a considerable increase there the State Department will insist that only two teachers be employed next year (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1937).

Manora Clayton appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1936-37 academic year as teacher of the Grades 4-5-6 at the Milton Mills school. She had sixteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1938).

The only change in teachers since the last report is at Milton Mills. Three rooms have been consolidated into two, and Mrs. Manora Clayton released because of illness (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1938).

Manora T. Clayton, a public school teacher, aged forty-nine years (b. NH), headed a Wakefield, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. Her household included her children, Frederick W. Clayton, aged nineteen years (b. NH), and Mary F. Clayton, aged eleven years (b. NH). Manora T. Clayton rented their house at 10 “State Road Heading West from E. Wakefield to Wakefield,” for $8 per month. They had resided in a Rural place, i.e., one having less than 2,500 inhabitants, in Strafford County in 1935. Manora T. Clayton and Frederick W. Clayton had attended one year of college, and Mary F. Clayton had attended five years of school.

Manora T. (Tuttle) Clayton died in September 1964.

Rosamond E. (Piper) Pike – 1930-40, 1963-64

Rosamond Elizabeth Piper was born in Wakefield, NH, October 6, 1888, daughter of James A. “Arnold” and Laura A. (Evans) Piper.

Rosamond E. Piper appeared in the Milton directory of 1909, as a teacher at the Plummer’s Ridge School, with her home at J.A. Piper’s. James A. Piper appeared as a farmer, with his house five miles north of the Milton depot, and two miles south of the Union depot.

Arnold Piper, an odd jobs carpenter, aged fifty-two years (b. ME), headed a Milton household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-two years), Laura Piper, aged forty years (b. NH), his children, Rosanna Piper, a town school teacher, aged twenty-one years (b. NH), Grover C. Piper, aged seventeen years (b. NH), and his mother-in-law, Melvina Evans, aged sixty years (b. NH). Arnold Piper owned their house free-and-clear. Laura Piper was the mother of fur children, of whom three were still living. Melvina Evans was the mother of four children, of whom four were still living.

Rosamond E. Piper appeared in the Milton directory of 1912, as having her home at J.A. Piper’s. James A. Piper appeared as a farmer, with his house five miles north of the Milton depot, and two miles south of the Union depot. (Philip G. Pike appeared as a meat peddler, boarding at 18 Highland street, Milton Mills).

Rosamond E. Piper married in Portsmouth, NH, January 3, 1912, Phillip G. Pike, both of Milton. She was a teacher, aged twenty-three years, and he was a butcher, aged twenty-one years. He was born in Milton, May 28, 1890, son of Robert S. and Fannie (Roberts) Piper.

Philip G. Pike, a retail butcher, aged twenty-nine years (b. ME), headed a Milton household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Rosamond E. Pike, aged thirty-one years (b. NH), and his children, Louise E. Pike, aged seven years (b. NH), and Philip D. Pike, aged four years (b. NH). Philip G. Pike rented their house.

Philip G. Pike, a retail grocery merchant, aged thirty-eight years (b. ME), headed a Milton (“Milton Mills Village”) household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of eighteen years), Rosamond E. Pike, a grammar school teacher, aged forty-two years (b. NH), and his children, Louise E. Pike, aged seventeen years (b. NH), and P. Damon Pike, aged fifteen years (b. NH). Philip G. Pike owned their house on Highland Street, which was valued at $1,000. They had a radio set. (They lived next door to his parents).

Rosamond Pike appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1931-32 academic year as teacher of the Primary grades at the Milton Mills school. She had nineteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1933).

Rosamond Pike appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1932-33 academic year as teacher of the Primary grades at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-five enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1934).

Rosamond Pike appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1933-34 academic year as teacher of the Primary grades at the Milton Mills school. She had eighteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1935).

Rosamond E. Pike appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1934-35 academic year as teacher of the Primary grades at the Milton Mills school. She had eighteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1936).

MILTON MILLS. Teachers of the local grammar school, Mrs. Jessie Walsh, Mrs. Manora Clayton and Mrs. Rosamond Pike, went to Manchester last Thursday to attend the teachers’ institute. They report interesting sessions, with splendid speakers (Farmington News, October 19, 1934).

MILTON MILLS SCHOOL NOTES. Grades I, II, III. Marion and Daniel McGrath are absent because of illness. Margaret Hale, Roger Pike, Norman Valley, Wilson Dunbar, Harvey Fletcher, Gloria Wentworth, Jane Woodbury, Stephen Woodbury, Mary Clayton, Lillian Goldthwaite, Ann Goodrich and June Runnels were neither absent nor tardy during the six weeks’ period. Mrs. Pike is reading “Folk Tales Every Child Should Know” during morning exercise this week. Miss Northway, R.N., visited the primary room Monday morning. Grades IV and V Report cards were given out Monday for the first time in six weeks. June Wentworth, Roland Pike and Charles Downes received 10 in both columns of spelling on Friday. Alfred Patch, Ann Woodbury, Paul Valley, Fred Clough and Ruth Nute received 100 in one column and 96 In the other. Grades four and five made attractive Indian rug designs in drawing last Friday. Alfred Patch visited a dentist, Monday forenoon. Mrs. Clayton has finished reading “Anton and Trine,” a story of the Alpland during morning exercises. Grade five drew maps in history on Monday, showing tbe routes of Magellan and Columbus. Grade four drew a map of the voyages of the North men and also a Viking ship. Grade five is memorizing some very good proverbs. Mr Winslow visited us Monday afternoon. Grades VI, VII VIII. Marilyn Walsh and Maurice Fletcher had 91, Nathalie Willey, Parker Spinney, Jenney Ramsay and Kathleen Thomas had 83 in their arithmetic Monday. Virginia Laskey did the best in her self-testing drill in grade seven. Miriam Willey, Harold Roberts, Fred Spencer and Harry Fletcher had superior work In their problems in grade eight, Monday. Those who had 100 in spelling Monday, were Jennie Ramsay and Kathleen Thomas. In grade six Virginia Laskey, Elizabeth Ramsay, Leon Clough, Leon Hersom and Willard Feeney, in grade seven; Miriam Willey, Fred Spencer, Clifton Hersom and Harold Roberts, in grade eight. Mrs. Spinney visited us Friday noon. We are learning the poem “America for Me.” The sixth grade drew maps of Italy in their study of Europe in geography. The seventh grade had a test on Asia last Thursday. Virginia Laskey, Elizabeth Ramsay and Leon Clough got E. They also had a test in history last Friday. Those who got 80 or more were Virginia Laskey Elizabeth Ramsay Leon Clough, Leon Hersom and Willard Feeney. For writing we have the word “Vie.” Reports will be given out for the first time this week. Mr. Winslow visited us Monday afternoon. Miss Northway, our school nurse, visited us Monday and Friday afternoons. Arnold Nash drew some good witches on our blackboards, Monday, and also colored them well (Farmington News, October 26, 1934).

Rosamond E. Pike appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1935-36 academic year as teacher of Grades 1-2-3 at the Milton Mills school. She had thirteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1937).

Rosamond Pike appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1936-37 academic year as teacher of Grades 1-2-3 at the Milton Mills school. She had twelve enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1938).

Rosamond Pike appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1937-38 academic year as teacher of Grades 1-2-3-4 at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-five enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1939).

Rosamond Pike appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1938-39 academic year as teacher of Grades 1-2-3-4 at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-four enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1940).

Rosamond Pike appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1939-40 academic year as teacher of Grades 1-2-3-4 at the Milton Mills school. She had eighteen enrolled students (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1941).

Philip G. Pike, a retail meat market clerk, aged fifty-two years (b. NH), headed a Milton (“Milton Mills”) household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of eighteen years), Rosmon E. Pike, aged fifty years (b. NH), and his son Damon Pike, an auto factory mechanic, aged twenty-five years (b. NH), his daughter-in-law, Beatrice Pike, aged twenty-two years (b. MA), and his grandson, Wayford Pike, aged nine months (b. NH). Philip G. Pike owned their house on Highland Street, which was valued at $700. Damon Pike had attended four years of high school, Philip G. Pike had attended two years of high school, and Rosmon E. and Beatrice Pike had attended eight years of grammar school. (One might suspect that Philip G. and Rosmon E. Pike’s educational attainments were reported in reverse order, as were their ages).

During the summer Mrs. Rosamond Pike moved from Milton Mills and resigned to take another position near her new home. Miss Carolyn Eaton, of Salisbury, Mass., a graduate of Salem Teachers’ College, was secured to take the vacant position (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1941).

Phillip G. Pike died January 16, 1960.

There was one change at Milton Mills, Mrs. Doris Lowd could not return to her teaching position because of ill health. A number of factors, i.e., shortage of teachers, three classes in one room, and low salary scale prevented the hiring of a teacher qualified to teach the three primary grades. Mrs. Rosamond Pike is teaching the primary grades at the present time and will fill out the year (Annual Report, For the Year Ending December 31, 1963).

Rosamond E. (Piper) Pike died in January 1972.

Milton Mills. We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Mrs. Rosamond Pike who passed away at a nursing home last Wednesday (Farmington News, [Thursday,] January 27, 1872).

Carolyn H. Eaton – 1941-43

Carolyn Hervey Eaton was born in Newburyport, MA, March 19, 1915, daughter of Charles A. and Annie M. (Ryan) Eaton.

Charles A. Eaton, a garage mechanic, aged forty-eight years (b. MA), headed a Salisbury, MA, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Annie M. Eaton, aged forty-two years (b. MA), and his children, Anne M. Eaton, aged sixteen years (b. MA), Caroline H. Eaton, aged fifteen years (b. MA), and Charles A. Eaton, Jr., aged ten years (b. MA). Charles A. Eaton owned their house on Fourth Street, which was valued at $2,000. They did not have a radio set.

Miss Carolyn H. Eaton appeared in the Salisbury, MA, directory of 1932-34, as boarding at 3 Fourth street, P.O. Newburyport, MA. Charles A. (Annie M.) Eaton appeared there as a night watchman, with his house at 3 Fourth street, P.O. Newburyport, MA.

Charles A. Eaton, a shoe shop stationary fireman, aged fifty-eight years (b. MA), headed a Salisbury, MA, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Annie M. Eaton, aged fifty-two years (b. MA), and his children, Anne M. Eaton, a shoe shop shoe worker, aged twenty-six years (b. MA), Caroline H. Eaton, a public school teacher, aged twenty-five years (b. MA), and Charles A. Eaton, Jr., a new worker, aged twenty years (b. MA). Charles A. Eaton owned their house at 3 Fourth Street, which was valued at $1,800. They had all resided in the same house in 1935. Caroline H. Eaton had attended four years of college, her mother, Annie M. Eaton had attended three years of college, her sister, Anne M. Eaton, had attended four years of high school, her brother, Charles A. Eaton, Jr., had attended three years of high school, and her father, Charles A. Eaton, had attended eight years of grammar school.

During the summer Mrs. Rosamond Pike moved from Milton Mills and resigned to take another position near her new home. Miss Carolyn Eaton, of Salisbury, Mass., a graduate of Salem Teachers’ College, was secured to take the vacant position (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1941).

Carolyn H. Eaton appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1940-41 academic year as having taken over for the 1941 portion of the year from Rosamond E. Pike, as teacher of grades 1-4 at the Milton Mills school. She had seventeen enrolled students.

Carolyn H. Eaton appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1942-43 academic year as teacher of grades 1-4 at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-five enrolled students. His report also noted in his report that

Miss Carolyn Eaton was regretfully released to take a more lucrative position of one grade at Durham. A graduate of Keene Teachers’ College, Miss Elinor Leonard of Rochester, has taken her place (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1944).

Boston University conferred a M. Ed. degree upon Carolyn H. Eaton at its summer commencement in Boston, MA, August 16, 1952 (Boston Globe, August 17, 1952).

Carolyn H. Eaton returned to Boston, MA, on a P.A.A. [Pan-American Airlines] flight from Shannon, Ireland, April 9, 1958. Her address was 3 4th St., Ring’s Is., Newburyport, Mass., her age was forty-three years.

Elinor I. Leonard – 1943-45

Elinor Iola Leonard was born in Dover, NH, November 12, 1922, daughter of George R. “Raymond” and Alice L. (Pike) Leonard.

Leon L. Brock, an automotive salesman, aged thirty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Somersworth, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Alice L. Brock, a restaurant dietician, aged thirty-three years (b. NH), his step-daughter, Elinor I. Leonard, aged seventeen years (b. NH), George W. Leonard, aged seventy years (b. NH), and his housekeeper, Nellie V. Bodwell, a private family housekeeper, aged forty-five years (b. MA). Leon L. Brock owned their house at 261 High Street, which was valued at $3,500. Leon L. Brock had lived in Dover, NH, in 1935, Alice L. Brock and her daughter, Elinor I. Leonard had lived in Brattleboro, VT, in 1935, George W. Leonard had lived in the same house in 1935, and Nellie V. Bodwell had lived in Salmon Falls in 1935. Leon L. Brock and Alice L. Brock had attended four years of high school, and Elinor I. Leonard had attended three years of high school (as yet).

Miss Carolyn Eaton was regretfully released to take a more lucrative position of one grade at Durham. A graduate of Keene Teachers’ College, Miss Elinor Leonard of Rochester, has taken her place (Annual Report, For the Year Ending January 31, 1944).

Elinor Leonard appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1944-45 academic year as teacher of grades 1-4 at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-five enrolled students.

Superintendent Howard L. Wilson explained in his 1944-45 report that

Miss Leonard resigned to be married, and Mrs. Doris Dowd [Lowd] succeeded her at the Milton Mills Primary School.

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED. Mrs. Alice Leonard Brock of the Crown Point section of Strafford announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Elinor Iola Leonard, to Lt. Robert H. Rollins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rollins of Keene. Miss Leonard attended school in Farmington and is a graduate of Somersworth high school and Keene Teachers’ College. She has been teaching in Milton Mills. Lt. Rollins is a graduate of Keene high school and was attending the University of New Hampshire when he entered the U.S. army air corps. For the next three years he has been in the Burma-India theatre (Farmington News, August 31, 1945).

Elinor Iola Leonard married in Rochester, NH, October 13, 1945, Robert Harrison Rollins, she of Strafford, NH, and he of Keene, NH. She was a teacher, aged twenty-two years, and he was a lieutenant in the U.S. army air corps, aged twenty-two years. He was born in Nashua, NH, in 1923, son of Raymond H. and Leona M. (Lazett) Rollins.

Robert H. Rollins died in 1991. Elinor I. (Leonard) Rollins died in Clearwater, FL, October, 10, 2010.

ROLLINS, Elinor Iola Leonard 87, of Clearwater for 20 years, formerly of North Easton, MA, passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2010 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Rollins. Born in Dover, NH on Nov. 12, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Alice (Pike) Leonard and the step-daughter of the late Leon K. Brock. She was the loving mother of Richard D. Rollins and his wife, Carol, of Piscataway, NJ, William R. Rollins and his wife, Michelle, of Blackstone, MA, the late Leonard Rollins and his wife, Margaret Rollins of Carlisle, MA; her cherished seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A graduate of Keene State Teachers College in 1944, she taught at the Milton Mills Elementary School, Milton Mills, NH. She was a member of the VNA-Visiting Nurse Association of North Easton, and a member of the Eastern Star. Elinor enjoyed golfing and was an active member of the Brockton Country Club, and also was a member of the Bridge Club for 37 years. Devoted to her family, she will be greatly missed. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 11 am at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Elinor may be sent to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114-2699, would be appreciated. Cartier’s Funeral Home, Bellingham, MA (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL, October 24, 2010).

Marion L. (Goodwin) Stanley – 1943-46

Marion Louise Goodwin was born in Lebanon, ME, July 14, 1906, daughter of Charles B. and Mary A. Closson (Morrison) Goodwin.

Charles B. Goodwin, a general farmer, aged sixty-two years (b. ME), headed a Lebanon, ME, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-three years), Mary A. Goodwin, aged sixty-one years (b. NH), his daughter, Marion L. Goodwin, aged twenty-three years (b. ME), and his sister-in-law, Minnie E. Closson, aged fifty-six years (b. NH). Charles B. Goodwin owned their farm. They had a radio set.

Marion L. Goodwin married in Lebanon, ME, September 12, 1939, Harold B. Stanley. He was born in Lebanon, ME, November 12, 1910, son of Edwin S, and Elizabeth A. (Mason) Stanley.

Superintendent Howard L. Winslow note Mrs. Marion Stanley’s arrival at the Milton Mills School in his report on the 1943-44 academic year:

We secured a good teacher locally to succeed Mrs. Thurston at Milton Mills. Mrs. Thurston resigned late in the summer to take a more advantageous position in her home town in Maine. Mrs. Marion Stanley took her place (Annual Report, For the Year Ending December 31, 1944).

Marion Stanley appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1944-45 academic year as teacher of grades 5-8 at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-eight enrolled students.

Marion Stanley appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1945-46 academic year as teacher of grades 5-8 at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-eight enrolled students.

Superintendent Austin J. McCaffrey explained in his 1945-46 report that

Mrs. Ellen Akers of Sanbornville, last year of Newmarket, succeeded Mrs. Marion Stanley, who left teaching Grades V-VIII at Milton Mills. We were fortunate indeed to have such little turnover in a year which brought many changes to out New Hampshire schools (Annual Report, For the Year Ending December 31, 1946).

Elementary: As principal and teacher of Grades 5-8 of the Milton Mills school, Mr. Richard Gale was selected to replace Mrs. Ellen Akers who resigned in February 1949. (We were fortunate to procure the services of Mrs. Marion Stanley to complete the last school year). Mr. Gale was graduated from Clark University in 1948 and attended the University of New Hampshire during the summer of 1949 (Annual Report, For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1949).

John B. Folsom, combined principal of both the Milton Mills and the Milton Elementary schools, noted in his second report (of the 1956-57 academic year), Mrs. Marion Stanley’s return to teaching, but this time at the Milton Elementary School.

PERSONNEL. Mrs. Marion Stanley, known to all of you, replaced Mrs. Foster as teacher of Grades 6 and 7, and Mrs. Zoe Wormwood, who formerly taught in Maine, replaced Mrs. Kimball of Grades 4-7, at Milton Mills (Annual Report, For the Year Ending December 31, 19**).

Harold B. Stanley died in Milton, June 29, 1962.

MILTON. TEMPORARY PRINCIPALS. Milton – The Milton School Board has named Miss Marjorie E. Goodwin to take over the principal’s duties at Nute High School until a new principal is elected. Mrs. Marion Stanley is in charge at Milton Elementary School and Mrs. Doris Lowd at Milton Mills (Farmington News, September 13, 1962).

Marion L. (Goodwin) Stanley died in Rochester, NH, January 4, 2002.

MILTON – Marion Louise (Goodwin) Stanley, 95, of Milton died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at the Rochester Manor. The daughter of Charles B. and Mary Closson Goodwin, she was born at the family home, Pine Grove Farm, in West Lebanon, Maine, on July 4, 1906. She graduated from West Lebanon High School in 1924, attended the University of New Hampshire, majoring in French, and graduated in 1928 with a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts. She married Harold Bradley Stanley on Sept. 12, 1939, in West Lebanon, Maine, and had been widowed since 1962. Marion started her teaching career at West Lebanon Grammar School, walking from Milton early each morning to start the fire in the wood stove at the school. She later taught for 15 years at Milton Mills and Milton, retiring after 27 years of service to the community. She continued to serve the community through her activities in the Milton Women’s Club and Milton Women’s Union, where she served in various leadership positions, including president and recording secretary. She has been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star sine April 18, 1944. Marion was an adventurous spirit who loved to travel, enjoyed the outdoors, and knitting, crocheting and making crafts. She continued to knit and crochet caps, mittens, scarves and slippers for nursing home residents and other local charities. Marion will be remembered as a wonderful teacher, for her unselfish acts of kindness and for her work at the annual summer bazaars. Marion is survived by her cousin, Alice Hodsdon of Yarmouth, Maine. Family and friends may call Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the R.M. Edgerly and Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Rackliffe officiating. Burial will take place at the Rochester Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Farm Museum, Milton, or the Milton Community Church Building Fund.

Doris E.A. (Rowell) Lowd – 1944-49, 1955-63

Doris E.A. Rowell was born in Solon, ME, June 13, 1902, daughter of Perley A. and Myrtle B. (Cooley) Rowell.

Perley A. Rowell, a saw mill laborer, aged forty-two years (b. ME), headed a Solon, ME, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Myrtle B. Rowell, aged thirty-seven years (b. ME), and his daughter, Doris E.A. Rowell, aged seventeen years (b. ME). Perley A. Rowell owned their farm on Pleasant Street.

She married August 29, 1925, Albert P. Lowd, she of Solon, and he of Acton, ME. He was born in Acton, ME, January 11, 1902, son of Archie T. and Clara M. (Page) Lowd.

Albert Lowd, a general farmer, aged twenty-eight years (b. ME), headed an Acton, ME, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of four years), Doris Lowd, aged twenty-seven years (b. ME), his children, Enid Lowd, aged three years, four months (b. ME), and Lois Lowd, aged one year, nine months (b. ME). Albert Lowd rented their house. They resided next to the household of Archie Low, a farmer, aged sixty years (b. ME).

Albert Lowd, a dairy farmer, aged thirty-seven years (b. ME), headed an Acton, ME, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Doris Lowd, a public school teacher, aged thirty-seven years (b. ME), his children, Enid Lowd, aged thirteen years (b. ME), and Lois Lowd, aged eleven years (b. ME), his mother, Clara Lowd, a widow, aged seventy years (b. NH), and his sister, Marion Lowd, a public school teacher, aged thirty-two years (b. ME). Albert Lowd owned their farm, “near Milton Mills,” which was valued at $2,500. They had all lived in the same place, i.e., Acton, ME, in 1935.

Doris Lowd appeared in the Milton School Superintendent’s report for the 1945-46 academic year as teacher of grades 1-4 at the Milton Mills school. She had twenty-four enrolled students.

For reasons, upon which we have no control, it has been necessary to transfer Miss Elizabeth J. Lambert to the Milton Grammar School, Grades III and IV. Mrs. Lowd has replaced Miss Lambert at the Milton Mills school, Grades I-IV (Annual Report, For the Year Ending December 31, 1955).

MILTON. TEMPORARY PRINCIPALS. Milton – The Milton School Board has named Miss Marjorie E. Goodwin to take over the principal’s duties at Nute High School until a new principal is elected. Mrs. Marion Stanley is in charge at Milton Elementary School and Mrs. Doris Lowd at Milton Mills (Farmington News, September 13, 1962).

Mrs. Doris Lowd retired from the Milton Mills School after the 1962-63 academic year.

There was one change at Milton Mills, Mrs. Doris Lowd could not return to her teaching position because of ill health. A number of factors, i.e., shortage of teachers, three classes in one room, and low salary scale prevented the hiring of a teacher qualified to teach the three primary grades. Mrs. Rosamond Pike is teaching the primary grades at the present time and will fill out the year (Annual Report, For the Year Ending December 31, 1963).

Doris E. (Rowell) Lowd died in Milton Mills, in April 1965. Albert P. Lowd died in Milton Mills, in December 1975.

Ellen G. (Hannaford) Akers – 1947-49

Ellen Gertrude Hannaford was born in Roxbury, ME, circa 1894-95, daughter of Orlando and Emma (Ladel) Hannaford.

Ellen Gertrude Hannaford married in Roxbury, ME, December 22, 1915, Lewis Webster Akers, she of Roxbury and he of Andover, ME. She was a school teacher, aged twenty-one years, and he was a laborer, aged twenty-four years. He was born in Andover, ME, circa 1890, son of Lewis G. and Annie (Andrews) Akers.

Superintendent Austin J. McCaffrey explained in his 1945-46 report that

Mrs. Ellen Akers of Sanbornville, last year of Newmarket, succeeded Mrs. Marion Stanley, who left teaching Grades V-VIII at Milton Mills. We were fortunate indeed to have such little turnover in a year which brought many changes to out New Hampshire schools (Annual Report, For the Year Ending December 31, 1946).

Elementary: As principal and teacher of Grades 5-8 of the Milton Mills school, Mr. Richard Gale was selected to replace Mrs. Ellen Akers who resigned in February 1949. (We were fortunate to procure the services of Mrs. Marion Stanley to complete the last school year). Mr. Gale was graduated from Clark University in 1948 and attended the University of New Hampshire during the summer of 1949 (Annual Report, For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1949).

Richard D. Gale – 1949=50

Richard David Gale was born in Providence, RI, May 15, 1921, son of Frank H. and Janet M. (Goulburn) Gale.

Frank Gale, a utility salesman, aged fifty-six years (b. MA), headed a Pawtucket, RI, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Janet Gale, aged fifty-five years (b. RI), and his son, Richard D. Gale, a post office clerk, aged eighteen years (b. RI). Frank Gale owned their house at 78 North Bend Street, which was valued at $4,000. Frank Gale had attended four years of college, Janet Gale had attended three years of high school, and Richard D. Gale had attended two years of high school. They had all resided in the same house in 1935.

Richard D. Gale appeared in the Pawtucket, RI, directory of 1947, as a student, residing at 78 North Bend street. Frank H. (Janet M). Gale, a collector for BVG&E Co, had their house at 78 North Bend street. He appeared in the Pawtucket, RI, directory of 1949, as having removed to New Durham, NH.

Elementary: As principal and teacher of Grades 5-8 of the Milton Mills school, Mr. Richard Gale was selected to replace Mrs. Ellen Akers who resigned in February 1949. (We were fortunate to procure the services of Mrs. Marion Stanley to complete the last school year). Mr. Gale was graduated from Clark University in 1948 and attended the University of New Hampshire during the summer of 1949 (Annual Report, For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1949).

Richard D. Gale died February 27, 2015, aged ninety-three years.

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Richard D. Gale

Richard D. Gale. Richard D. Gale formerly of Endicott and Hebron, CT passed away of natural causes at the age of 93 on February 27, 2015 surrounded by family. Dick (as he was known by his many friends) was born in Providence, RI to Frank and Janet (Goulburn) Gale in 1921 and was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Eleanor F. (Baxter) Gale. Dick was the proud father of his children Janet, Mary, David, George and proud grandfather of his grandsons. Dick and Eleanor met while serving in the Navy during World War II and were lifetime members of the American Legion. Their joint interest led them to be active participants in the local and Dunkeswell, England preservation of B-24’s in which Dick flew over 60 missions as a crew member. Dick attended the University of Rhode Island, completed his Bachelor’s degree at Clark University and received his Master’s degree in Education at Plymouth University. Dick began his lifelong career in education first in one-room school houses in NH; then serving as school Principal in CT; followed by a move to Endicott where served as Principal and later as an Assistant to the Superintendent. Dick cherished his family and friends. He enjoyed outdoor adventures in the White Mountains; hiking the Long Trail with his son; climbing Mount Rainier; and playing tennis with colleagues and friends. After living a continuously active, productive and engaged lifetime, Dick will be remembered for his enthusiasm for life, engagement with community issues, lifetime interest in the education of children; long lists of “things to do” and for always planning ahead. Dick Gale’s Celebration of Life was held in NH where he was buried alongside his wife, Eleanor Gale (Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, May 17, 2015).

Leslie E. Lowry, Jr. – 1950-52

Leslie Erwin Lowry, Jr., was born in Chicago, IL, September 17, 1920, son of Leslie E. and Anne A. (Watt) Lowry.

Leslie E. Lowry, a fire alarms co. salesman, aged sixty years (b. VA), headed a Newton, MA, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Anne Lowry, aged fifty-four years (b. VA), and his children, Leslie Lowry, Jr., aged nineteen years (b. IL), and Richard Lowry, aged fifteen years (b. IL). Leslie E. Lowry rented their house at 21 Royce Road, for $70 per month. They had all resided in Chicago, IL, in 1935.

Leslie E. Lowry, Jr., appeared in the Newton, MA, directory of 1948, as a student, resident at 146 Lincoln street, in NH [Newton Highlands]. Leslie E. (Annie A.) Lowry appeared as foreign office manager, for the Gamewell Co. (UF), with their house at 146 Lincoln street, NH. (Jean Lowry, widow of William Lowry, resided there too).

Leslie E. Lowry, Jr., married in Newton, MA, in 1949, Jane Hill. She was born in Newton, MA, February 23, 1923, daughter of Donald M. and Katherine L. (Gage) Hill.

Leslie E. Lowry, Jr., was principal of the Milton Mills school for the 1950-51 and 1951-52 academic years.

At Milton Mills School Martha Hefler and Leslie Lowry replaced Mrs. Doris Lowd and Richard Gale (Annual Report, 1951).

Brookline. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Lowry and son of Milton Mills was an Easter guest of her mother, Mrs. Katherine Hill, at her home here (Nashua Telegraph, April 5, 1951).

Brookline. Mrs. Leslie Lowry and son Milton Mills are spending the summer with her mother, Mrs. Katherine Hill, in West Brookline (Nashua Telegraph, July 7, 1951).

Mr. Paul Spilios, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, replaces Leslie Lowry who accepted a teaching position in Attleboro, Mass. Miss Elizabeth Lambert, also a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, with experience in Hebron, Me., replaces Martha Hefler, who is now teaching in Goffstown (Annual Report, For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1952).

Jane (Hill) Lowry died at Lady Lake, FL, March 28, 2007. Leslie E. Lowry, Jr., died at Lady Lake, FL, October 5, 2007.

Martha E. Hefler – 1950-52

Martha Ellen Hefler was born in Milton, MA, in 1928, daughter of William A. and Geraldine M. (Doyle) Hefler.

William A. Hefler, a baker, aged forty years (b. MA), headed a Brookline, MA, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Geraldine M. Hefler, aged thirty-eight years (b. MA), and his children, William A. Hefler, Jr., aged fifteen years (b. MA), Ann P. Hefler, aged fourteen years (b. MA), Martha E. Hefler, aged twelve years (b. MA), James R. Hefler, aged ten years (b. MA), and David O. Hefler, aged two years (b. MA). William A. Hefler rented their house at 29 Smith Road, for $110 per month. They had all, except the toddler, resided in the same place, i.e., Milton, MA, in 1935. William A. Hefler had attended four years of college, Geraldine M. Hefler had attended two years of college, and the others various year of school.

Miss Martha E. Hefler of Milton, MA, appeared in a group photograph of camp counselors and staff at Camp Watnananock, on Sunset Lake, in Greenfield, NH, in August 1947. She was a senior counselor (Nashua Telegraph, August 7, 1947). [Very grainy image].

At Milton Mills School Martha Hefler and Leslie Lowry replaced Mrs. Doris Lowd and Richard Gale (Annual Report, 1951).

Boston University conferred a Master of Education (M. Ed.) on Martha E. Hefler, August 16, 1952 (Boston Globe, August 17, 1952).

Mr. Paul Spilios, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, replaces Leslie Lowry who accepted a teaching position in Attleboro, Mass. Miss Elizabeth Lambert, also a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, with experience in Hebron, Me., replaces Martha Hefler, who is now teaching in Goffstown (Annual Report, For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1952).

Martha Hefler appeared in another photo from Camp Watananock, on Sunset Lake, in Greenville, NH, in August 1953, She was by now the head counselor (Nashua Telegraph, August 21, 1953).

Martha E. (Hefler) Verville.

Paul G. Spilios – 1952-53

Paul George Spilios was born in Milwaukee, WI, January 28, 1924, son of George and Anna (Syrios) Spilios.

George Spilios, a retail candy store merchant, aged fifty-two years (b. Greece), headed a Milwaukee, WI, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Antonia Spilios, aged fifty-five years (b. Greece), his children, Anne Spilios, aged eighteen years (b. WI), Paul Spilios, aged sixteen years (b. WI), his brother, Daniel Spilios, a suitcase factory sewer, aged fifty-five years (b. Greece), and his granddaughter, Elizabeth Tararelus, aged three years (b. NY). George Spilios rented their house at 3105 South 11th Street, for $40 per month. They had all resided in the same place, i.e., Milwaukee, WI, in 1935.

Paul G. Spilios of New York, NY, enlisted in New York, NY, as a private (branch immaterial (warrant officers)), February 27, 1943. He was single, with one year of college. He was 67″ tall and weight 156 pounds.

Mr. Paul Spilios, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, replaces Leslie Lowry who accepted a teaching position in Attleboro, Mass. Miss Elizabeth Lambert, also a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, with experience in Hebron, Me., replaces Martha Hefler, who is now teaching in Goffstown (Annual Report, For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1952).

Paul G. (Helen A.) Spilios appeared in the Dover, NH, directory of 1953, as a teacher, at Milton Mills, with his house at Wilbrod avenue.

The School Board of Portsmouth, NH, named Paul Spilios of Somersworth, NH, as an English teacher at the Portsmouth junior high school, at a salary of $4,115 (Portsmouth Herald, May 14, 1958).

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Paul G. Spilios – 1962

Paul (Helen) Spilios appeared in the Somersworth, NH, directory of 1960, as an employee of the Cocheco Manufacturing Co. in Dover, with his house on High street, near Central park, P.O. Dover, R.D. 3.

The University of New Hampshire planned a six-week summer institute for elementary teachers in the summer of 1966. Paul Spilios was to be a guest lecturer.

UNH faculty and staff members who will serve as guest lecturers include William A. Brady, director of instructional services for WENH-TV; Keith Nighbert, manager of WENH-TV; Dr. Walter N. Durosi, director of the UNH Bureau of Educational Research and Testing Services; and Paul Spilios, UNH Audio-Visual Center coordinator (Portsmouth Herald, March 9, 1966).

Paul G. Spilios died in Richmond, NY, January 22, 1970, aged forty-five years.

Paul G. Spilios. DOVER – Paul G. Spilios, 45, of 4 Willard Ave., audio-visual coordinator and lecturer in education at the University of New Hampshire, died unexpectedly yesterday at the home of his mother in Richmond, N.Y. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 28, 1924, he was the son of George and Anna (Syrios) Spilios. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Christian Believers Fellowship of Dover. He attended Columbia University and the Army Specialized Training Program at Princeton University. He was awarded a bachelor of arts degree by UNH in 1951 and his master’s in 1961. He was a teaching fellow in 1962-63, and pursuing doctoral studies al Boston University m 1963-69. He taught English and history at Portsmouth High School, English at Dover High, and also was principal of the Garrison Elementary School in Dover. Mr. Spilios was past president of the Dover Teachers Association. He had attended a professional conference in Miami, Fla., and was visiting on the return trip with his mother and sister in Richmond Hill. Survivors include his mother; his wife, Mrs. Helen (Polychronis) Spilios; a daughter, Miss Mary Ann Spilios, and a son, James D., both of Dover; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Taxarthis of Miami. Fla., and Mrs. Ann Barone of Richmond Hill; and several nieces and nephews (Portsmouth Herald, January 23, 1970).

Fund Assisted. Dover High School students recently contributed nearly $201 to the Paul Spilios Memorial Fund, established in memory of the University of New Hampshire Audio-Visual Center official who died earlier this year. To date more than $1500 has been given to the fund established to assist needy UNH students. From left arc: Merrill Chasse and Sterling Jordan, Dover High students; Mrs. Marsha Kennedy, fund chairman; Thomas Munson, director for Dover public schools; Marie Donahue, chairman of the Dover High School English department and Raymond Havey, Dover High School projectionist (UNH Photo) (Portsmouth Herald, June 3, 1970).

Elizabeth J. Lambert – 1952-55

Elizabeth Lambert was born in Norwich, CT, circa 1929, daughter of Gustave and Beatrice S. (Freeman) Lambert.

Gustave Lambert, a truck driver, aged thirty-eight years B. CT), headed an Norwich, CT, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Beatrice S. Lambert, aged thirty-four years (b. CT), and his children, Elizabeth J. Lambert, aged eleven years (b. CT), and Sallyann Lambert, aged ten years (b. CT). Gustave Lambert owned their house on the Old Canterbury Turnpike, which was valued at $4,500. They had all resided in the same house in 1935. Beatrice S. Lambert had attended four years of high school, Gustave Lambert had attended eight years of school, Elizabeth J. Lambert had attended five years of school, and Sallyann Lambert had attended four years of school.

Lemont Children Give Party for Schoolmates. A Hallowe’en party was given for a group of schoolmates by Virginia and Mason Lemont at their home on Woodlawn avenue recently. With a background of decorations in orange and black, children performed traditional stunts of the season, including bobbing for apples and eating doughnuts from a string. Feature of the refreshments was a 50-pound pumpkin centerpiece filled with flowers. Those attending were Sally and Elizabeth Lambert, Natalie Paul, Phyllis Tilton, Janet Trefethen, Harvey and Richard Matt, Roy Armsden and Irvin Lawler (Portsmouth Herald, November 4, 1943),

Miss Elizabeth A. Lambert appeared in the Exeter, NH, directory of 1949, as a student (U. of N.H.), boarding at Gustave Lambert’s, at r.f.d. 2 in Kensington, NH. Gustave (Beatrice) Lambert appeared as a farmer, with his house on Moulton Ridge road, at r.f.d 2 in Kensington. Miss Sally Ann Lambert, appeared also as a student (U. of N.H.), boarding also at Gustave Lambert’s.

Mr. Paul Spilios, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, replaces Leslie Lowry who accepted a teaching position in Attleboro, Mass. Miss Elizabeth Lambert, also a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, with experience in Hebron, Me., replaces Martha Hefler, who is now teaching in Goffstown (Annual Report, For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1952).

Miss Elizabeth J. Lambert was transferred from Milton Mills School to the Milton Elementary School, where she taught Grades 3-4 in the 1955-56 and 1956-57 academic years.

For reasons, upon which we have no control, it has been necessary to transfer Miss Elizabeth J. Lambert to the Milton Grammar School, Grades III and IV. Mrs. Lowd has replaced Miss Lambert at the Milton Mills school, Grades I-IV (Annual Report, For the Year Ending December 31, 1955).

Miss Lambert resigned from her position at the Milton Elementary School at the conclusion of the 1956-57 academic year.

Mrs. Frances Scott, with experience in Rochester and Maine, replaced Miss Lambert, who resigned at the end of last year to accept a position in her home town (Annual Report, For the Year Ending December 31, 1958).

Miss Elizabeth Lambert taught Grades 1-2 in Kensington, NH, in the 1957-58 academic year. Her students and those of Mrs. Pearl Marston (Grades 3-5) participated in the Memorial Day program at the Town Hall (Kensington Town Report, For the Year Ending December 31, 1959).

Miss Elizabeth J. Lambert appeared in the Exeter and N.H. directory of 1960, as a teacher at the Kensington Elementary School, resident on Moulton Ridge Road in Kensington, NH, RD 2 in Exeter, NH. Gustave (Beatrice C) Lambert appeared as a Kensington Selectman and farmer, with his house on Moulton Ridge road, in Kensington, NH, RD 2 in Exeter, NH.


Continued in Milton Mills’ Teachers, 1953-68. (The Milton Mills School closed after the 1967-68 academic year).


See also Milton’s Hare Road Teachers, 1890-26Milton’s Nute Ridge Teachers – 1897-47Milton’s South Milton Teachers, 1886-29Milton’s West Milton Teachers, 1885-23; and Milton Mills’ Teachers, 1875-11.


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