Milton Grammar School Teachers, 1930-53

By Muriel Bristol | November 15, 2020

Continued from Milton Grammar School Teachers, 1908-30

Alvin A. Newell – Grades 7-8, Principal – 1930-42

Alvin Alton Newell was born in Farmington, ME, February 1, 1906, son of Alfred S. “Fred” and Mabel J. (Hardy) Newell.

Alvin A. Newell of Farmington, ME, a student at the University of Maine’s College of Agriculture, Class of 1928, placed on the Dean’s List in December 1925 (Bangor Daily News, December 3, 1925).

Alvin A. Newell married in ME, August 11, 1928, Lenora N. Abbott, he of Farmington, ME, and she of Phillips, ME. She was born in Phillips, ME, July 15, 1906, daughter of Frederick E. and Rose B. (Adams) Abbott.

The new teachers in the elementary schools are Mr. Alvin A. Newell, who has trained at the University of Maine, Farmington Normal School, and Keene Normal School; Miss Valna I. Lover, Keene Normal School, 1926, and Miss Florence H. Nye, Aroostook Normal School, 1926 (Milton Town Report, 1930).

Alvin Newell, a public school teacher, aged twenty-four years (b. ME), headed a Milton household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of two years), Lenora Newell, aged twenty-three years (b. ME), and his sister-in-law, Lillian Abbott, a private family housewife, aged thirty-three years (b. ME). Alvin Newell rented their house on Silver Street, for $20 per month. They did not have a radio set.

CHILD HEALTH CONFERENCE IN MILTON. A child health conference for babies and children of pre-school age will be held at the Milton grammar school on August 20, from 1.30 to 4.30 p.m. Good health means good citizenship. Every child attending will be weighed, measured, and given a complete physical examination by a physician. A card stating the height, weight and results of the examination, with recommendations made by the physician, will be given to the parents at the conference (Farmington News, August 16, 1935).

Alvin Newell, a public school principal, aged thirty-two years (b. ME), headed a Milton household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of two years), Lenora Newell, aged thirty years (b. ME). Alvin Newell rented their house on Silver Street, for $22 per month. They had resided in the same place, i.e., Milton, in 1935.

Alvin Alton Newell registered for the WW II military draft in Rochester, NH, October 16, 1940. He was born in Farmington, ME, February 1, 1906, and was aged thirty-four years. He was employed by the Milton School district. His wife, Mrs. Leonora A. Newell, of P.O. Box 53, Milton, NH, was his next of kin. He gave the same address initially, but it was crossed out in favor of 21 Farwell Street, Lewiston, ME. He was 6′ tall and weighed 160 lbs., with gray eyes, brown hair, and a ruddy complexion. His name appeared on Milton’s WW II Honor Roll.

Alvin (Lenora) Newell appeared in the Lewiston, ME, directory of 1949, as agent for Prudential Insurance Company, resident on Allen avenue.

Alvin A. Newell died in Brunswick, ME, May 13, 1962, aged fifty-six years.

Notes from the Classes. NECROLOGY. 1928. ALVIN ALTON NEWELL. Alvin A. Newell, 56, of Lewiston, died May 13, 1962, at his summer cottage at Mere Point, Brunswick, following a heart attack. A native of Farmington, he graduated from Farmington high school, and attended the University of Maine for two years. He then taught schools in Union and Farmington, and at Milton, N.H. He had been employed for a number of years as an agent for the Prudential Insurance Co., of America. Mr. Newell served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Androscoggin Valley Life Underwriters Assn. Survivors include his wife and two sisters. Mr. Newell was a member of the Phi Omega Delta, which later became Beta Kappa (Maine Alumnus. June-July 1962).

Lenora N. (Abbott) Newell died in Lewiston, ME, September 25, 2000.

Ethelyn F. ((Gray) (Bickford)) Hull – Grades 1-2 – 1931-36, Grades 1 – 1936-45, Grades 2-3 – 1945-48

Ethelyn Frances Gray was born in Barrington, NH, October 28, 1899, daughter of Frank H. and Gertrude S. “Sophronia” (Cilley) Gray.

Sophronia Gray, a widow, aged sixty-one years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. Her household included her daughter, Ethelyn Gray, a dry goods clerk, aged twenty years (b. NH). Sophronia Gray owned their house on Main Street in Gonic, free-and-clear.

Ethelyn F. Gray married (1st) in Farmington, NH, July 21, 1923, Frederick Sherman Bickford, she of Gonic and he of Rochester, NH. She was a teacher, aged twenty-five years, and he was a telegraph operator, aged twenty-five years. He was born in Rochester, July 26, 1900, son of Charles E. and Cora I. (Shorey) Bickford. He died in Cambridge, MA, March 20, 1930, aged twenty-nine years.

DIED IN MASS. HOSPITAL. Fred S. Bickford, for several years a telegraph operator for the Boston & Maine Railroad at Rochester, died Thursday at the Charlesgate Hospital, Cambridge, Mass. Death was the result of heart trouble. Included among the ‘surviving relatives are the widow, three small children, his parents, two brothers, Harold of North Berwick, Me., and Everett  of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Laurel Roberts of Rochester (Portsmouth Herald, [Saturday,] March 22, 1930).

Ethelyn F. Bickford, a widow, aged thirty years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. Her household included her children, Franklin S. Bickford, aged four years, three months (b. NH), Leona F. Bickford, aged three years, one month (b. NH), and Natalie G. Bickford, aged one year, seven months (b. NH). Ethelyn F. Bickford owned their house on the Salmon Falls Road, which was valued at $4,000. They did not have a radio set.

Grades two and three were combined this year, enabling Miss [Mrs.] Bickford to spend more time with a large class of beginners. (Howard L. Winslow, Superintendent, Town Report, 1936).

Ethelyne Bickford, a public school teacher, aged forty years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. Her household included her children, Franklin Bickford, aged fourteen years (b. NH), Leona Bickford, aged thirteen years (b. NH), and Natalie Bickford, aged eleven years (b. NH), and her mother Sophronia Gray, a widow, aged eighty-two years (b. NH). Ethelyne Bickford owned their house on the Salmon Falls Road, which was valued at $2,000. They had all lived in the same house in 1935.

LADD STREET. Ethelyn Bickford and friends of Rochester were recent callers at Mrs. Anabel Glines (Groton Times (Groton, VT), September 12, 1941).

About Rochester. Mrs. Ethelyn Bickford of Shoreyville is enjoying a vacation from her teaching duties at Milton, N.H. (Portsmouth Herald, December 27, 1941).

Frank Hull registered for the WW II military draft in Rochester, NH, February 15, 1942. He resided on R.F.D. #1 in Rochester, but kept P.O. Box 16 at the Rochester post office. He was employed by the Hubbard Shoe Co., of East Rochester. His telephone number was Rochester 648-M. He was forty-two years of age, 5′ 10″ tall, weight 150 pounds, and had brown hair, blue eyes, and a light brown complexion. His contact, who would know always his whereabouts, was Mrs. Ethelyn Bickford, of Rochester, NH.

Ethelyn F. (Gray) Bickford married in Berwick, ME, September 26, 1942, Frank Hull, Jr. He was born in Rochester, NH, June 26, 1900, son of Frank Hull.

Mrs. E. Bickford, Frank Hull Marry. Announcement was made this week of the marriage of Frank Hull and Mrs. Ethelyn Bickford, both of Salmon Falls road in the Shoreyville section. The ceremony was performed last Saturday at the parsonage of the Methodist church in Berwick, Me., by the pastor Rev. Ralph J. Barron. They were unattended. Mr. Hull is a life-long resident of East Rochester and is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hull. He has been employed in the local shoe factory but of late has been engaged in the ice business with his brother-in-law, Harvey E. Warburton. Mrs. Hull is a teacher in the Grammar school at Milton, and an active member in the Evangeline Rebekah lodge. They will live in the home of the bride in Shoreyville (Portsmouth Herald, [Thursday,] October 1, 1942).

Frank (Ethelyn) Hull, Jr., appeared in the Rochester, NH, directory of 1943, as a laborer, resident with Harvey E. Warburton.

Rebekahs Feature Valentine Party. Members of Evangeline Rebekah lodge held a Valentine party Wednesday night in connection with their regular meeting. On the committee in charge of the event were Past Noble Grands Mrs. Ella M. McKenney and Mrs. Elizabeth L. Varney and Mrs. F. Alta Carpenter. Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays will be observed at the next meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 24, when the committee will be Mrs. Georgia M.B. Tibbetts, Past Noble Grand Mrs. Ethelyn Hull and Janet H. Warburton (Portsmouth Herald, February 12, 1943).

Mrs. Ethelyn Hull, teacher of the first grade at Milton, was given a leave of absence because of illness until January, 1944, when she resumed her teaching. Mrs. Doris Taylor Fernald, another experienced teacher, took her place (Howard L. Winslow, Superintendent, Town Report 1943).

Ethelyn (Mrs. Frank Jr.) Hull appeared in the Rochester directory of 1948, as a Milton teacher, with her house on the Salmon Falls rd. R.D. 1. Frank (Ethelyn) Hull, Jr., appeared as an employee of Furbush Oil Co,, with his house on the Salmon Falls rd. R.D.

Frank Hull, Jr. died in Rochester, NH, September 8, 1969. Ethelyn F. (Gray) (Bickford)) Hull died March 1, 1982.

Marion J. Atwood – Grades 5-6 – 1931-42

Marion Janet Atwood was born in Pelham, NH, April 19, 1908, daughter of Harry H. and Carrie M. (Stickney) Atwood.

Marion J. Atwood, an insurance clerk, aged twenty-one years (b. NH), was one of thirteen lodgers in the Hartford, CT, household of Doris A. Lord at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. Lord was a public school teacher, aged twenty-five years (b. NH). Her lodgers were all young ladies employed in various clerical positions.

Peter J. Lover, a leather-board mill machine tender, aged fifty-two years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Alice M. Lover, aged fifty-one years (b. NH), his child, Wilbur C. Lover, a leather-board mill finisher, aged twenty-five years (b. NH), and his boarder, Marion Atwood, a public school teacher, aged thirty years (b. NH). Peter J. Lover owned their house on Church Street, which was valued at $1,150. They had all lived in the same house in 1935. (Helen Chamberlain had boarded with the Lovers in 1930).

Marion J. Atwood’s younger brother, Harry H. Atwood, Jr., died in Lowell, MA, March 19. 1946. She received appointment as administratrix of his estate.

LEGAL NOTICE. ADMINISTRATRIX’ NOTICE. The Subscriber gives notice that she has been duly appointed Administratrix of the Estate of Harry H. Atwood, Jr., late Pelham, N.H. in the County Hillsborough, deceased. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment, and all having claims to present them for adjustment. Dated Sept. 3, 1946. 9-10,17,24. Marion J. Atwood (Portsmouth Herald, September 10, 1946).

Marion J. Atwood became assistant postmaster of Pelham, NH, June 1, 1947, upon the retirement of her father, who had been postmaster there since at least September 1944. She became postmaster in her own right, October 1, 1949, and held that position until her retirement in 1972.

Marion J. Atwood died in Pelham, NH, March 1, 1988, aged seventy-nine years.

Obituaries. Marion J. “Mac” Atwood, 79, died Tuesday at her home. Miss Atwood was the Pelham postmaster for thirty years before her retirement in 1972. She was born in Pelham and attended the Pelham elementary schools. A 1925 graduate of Nashua High, she graduated from Keene State College in 1927. Miss Atwood taught elementary school for 14 years in Alton and Moulton [Milton], N.H., and had also worked in Remington Arms in Lowell, Mass. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, the Pelham Senior Citizens, the AARP and was a former member of the Pelham Grange. She is survived by brothers, Willis Atwood of Pelham and Frank Atwood of Windham; sisters, Mrs. Harry (Marjorie) Page of Albany, N.Y., Mrs. Clifford (Elizabeth) Laws of Kittery, Maine, and Mrs. Richard (Phyliss) Ivers and Mrs. George (Shirley) Sutton, both of Pelham; and several nieces and nephews. Private family services will be held and burial will be in Gibson Cemetery. At the request of the family there are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Merrimack Valley Home Health Visiting Nurses, P.O. Box 216, Continental Boulevard, Merrimack, N.H. Arrangements are by the Goundrey Funeral Home of Salem (Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, [Friday,] March 4, 1988).

Bernice L. (Adams) Parshley – Grades 3 – 1934-35

Bernice Leighton Adams was born in Farmington, NH, July 1, 1901, daughter of Frank A. and Rachel K. (Leighton) Adams.

Bernice Leighton Adams married in Farmington, NH, November 23, 1924, Richmond H. Parshley, she of Farmington and he of Rochester, NH. She was a teacher, aged twenty-three years, and he was a drug clerk, aged twenty-five years. He was born in Strafford, NH, May 21, 1899, son of Charles E. and Mary E. (Jewell) Parshley.

PARSHLEY-ADAMS. Richard Hobson Parshley of Rochester and Miss Bernice Leighton Adams, a popular teacher in the Glen street school, were quietly united in marriage Sunday afternoon at four o’clock in the parsonage of the Congregational church, with the double ring service, by Rev. George W. Clark. Percy Varney of Rochester and Miss Doris Willoughby of Plymouth, a teacher in the Glen street school, attended the couple. The bride was becomingly gowned in blue silk. The groom is a representative young man in Rochester, was in service during the World war and for some time has been employed as clerk in the H.T. Hayes drug store. The bride, a daughter of Selectman and Mrs. Frank A. Adams, is a graduate of Farmington high school and Dover Business college. She holds a state certificate for teaching and has taught in Harrisville and Union, but for the past two years has had charge of the third grade in Glen street school. The couple left on the Sunday evening train for Portland for their honeymoon. On their return Mrs. Parshley will continue her school duties here for the remainder of the year, and they will make their home in Farmington and Rochester. The happy couple has legions of friends who tender their congratulations and best wishes tor many years of happy wedded life (Farmington News, November 28, 1924).

Richmond H. Parshley, a Cloverdale store manager, aged twenty-nine years (b. NH), headed a Farmington, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of four [six] years), Bernice L. Parshley, a public school teacher, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH), and his children, Ardys L. Parshley, aged four years (b. NH), Richmond H. Parshley, aged three years (b. NH), and Frank C. Parshley, aged two years (b. NH). Richmond H. Parshley owned their house at 13 Bunker Street, which was valued at $1,300. They had a radio set.

In my last report I made the suggestion that assistance would have to be provided for the teacher in grades three and four because of the large enrollment. The State Department of Education consented to bear the expense of another teacher for the remainder of the year could one be provided and the plan was developed whereby seats and desks were placed in the assembly room and Mrs. Bernice Parshley hired to complete the year (Howard L. Winslow, Superintendent, Town Report, 1935).

Richmond Parshley, a retail grocery store [manager], aged thirty-nine years (b. NH), headed a Farmington, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of four [six] years), Bernice Parshley, a public school teacher, aged thirty-seven years (b. NH), and his children, Ardys Parshley, aged fourteen years (b. NH), Richmond Parshley, aged thirteen years (b. NH), Frank Parshley, aged twelve years (b. NH), Lois Parshley, aged nine years (b. NH), and Floyd Parshley, aged four years (b. NH). Richmond H. Parshley owned their house on Mount Pleasant Street, which was valued at $1,700. They had all resided in the same house in 1935 (except Floyd Parshley).

Bernice L. (Adams) Parshley died in Rochester, NH, January 20, 1990. Richmond H.D. Parshley died in Rochester, NH, December 27, 1990.

Dorothy E. Whiting – Grade 3 – 1935-36

Dorothy E. Whiting was born in Conway, NH, September 22, 1909, daughter of Claud D. and Edith L. (Ames) Whiting.

Whiting, Dorothy E - Plymouth State, 1931
Dorothy Elizabeth Whiting, Plymouth State College, 1931

Claude G. Whiting, a Navy yard ship fitter, aged forty-eight years (b. NH), headed a Dover, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-eight years), Edith L. Whiting, aged forty-five years (b. NH), and his child, Dorothy E. Whiting, aged twenty years (b. NH). Claude G. Whiting owned their house on Atlantic Heights, which was valued at $2,500. They had a radio set.

EPPING. Miss Dorothy Whiting will spend the vacation from her teaching duties at her home in Dover (Portsmouth Herald, March 30, 1934).

Miss Whiting came next to Milton from her former teaching position in Epping, NH.

In September 1935, Mrs. [Miss] Dorothy Whiting of Dover replaced Mrs. Parshley who resigned (Howard L. Winslow, Superintendent, Town Report, 1935).

Miss Whiting was elected to a position in Rochester and Miss Mary Willard, a graduate of Keene Teachers’ College who had been teaching for me in Rollinsford, was elected to fill this vacancy (Howard L. Winslow, Superintendent, Town Report, 1936).

Claud Whiting, aged fifty-eight years (b. NH), headed a Dover, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Edith L. Whiting, aged fifty-four years (b. NH), and his child, Dorothy Whiting, a public school teacher, aged thirty years (b. NH). Claud Whiting owned their house on Elmwood Avenue, which was valued at $1,900. They had all resided in the same house in 1935.

School Head Appointed by Dover Board. William S. Hounsell, 46, of Conway was appointed headmaster of Dover High school last week by the Dover board of education upon recommendation of Dover Supt. of Schools Murray Watson. Mr. Hounsell formerly was headmaster of Colebrook academy for five year. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with graduate work there and at Boston university. He was Headmaster of Simonds Free High school in Warner for six years, Durham Junior High school for four years and Bartlett High school for seven years. In addition to the new headmaster, the School Board elected Wallace A. Welch of South Portland, Me., as the new teacher in shop welding. He has twenty years of experience at Littleton High school. Miss Dorothy Whiting of this city was added to the grade school staff. She has had six years of experience at Rochester (Portsmouth Herald, September 7, 1943).

Teachers College Seacoast Unit Elects Officers. Herbert Arnold of Exeter was elected president of the Seacoast Alumni Unit of Plymouth Teachers College at the final meeting of season, recently in the Women’s City Club. Other officers are Miss Alice Jeffords, vice president, Miss Dorothy Whiting of Dover, recording secretary, Miss Alice Downing of Hampton, corresponding secretary, and Miss Edna MacAaskill of Exeter, treasurer. Nominating committee members bringing in the slate were Mrs. Frances Leavitt, Miss Margaret Brown and Mrs. Olive Saloman of Hampton The group voted to give a scholarship of $75 to a student attending the college. Scholarship committee members were Miss Downing, Mrs. Saloman and Mrs. Mildred Peterson of Hampton (Portsmouth Herald, May 22, 1954).

Accident Report. Two cars were damaged in an accident at the intersection of State and Union streets yesterday at 3:15 p.m. Operators were Donna F . Brown, 38, of 186 Madison St., and Dorothy E. Whiting, 62, 7 Fairview Ave., Dover, police said. Front damage occurred to Brown car and damage in rear fender areas occurred to the Whiting car. (Portsmouth Herald, September 15, 1972).

Dorothy E. Whiting died in Dover, NH, in 1987.

Louise F. Sayward – Grades 2-3 – 1936-38

Sayward, Louise F - Keene State College, 1934
Louise Florence Sayward, Keene State College, 1934

Louise F. Sayward was born in Manchester, NH, September 25, 1913, daughter of Harold A. and Laura (Clement) Sayward.

H.A. Sayward, a fire department fireman, aged forty-three years (b. NH), headed a Manchester, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-one years), Lura C. Sayward, aged forty-four years (b. NH), and his children, Eleanor V. Sayward, aged eighteen years (b. NH), Louise F. Sayward, aged sixteen years (b. NH), Marion C. Sayward, aged fourteen years (b. NH), and David A. Sayward, aged twelve years (b. NH). H.A. Sayward rented their house at 28 Warren Street.

Mrs. Helen Chamberlain was succeeded by Miss Louise Sayward, who is a graduate of Keene Teachers’ College, with experience. (Howard L. Winslow, Superintendent, Town Report, 1936).

Sumner W. Pratt, a private practice dentist, aged fifty-nine years (ME), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Grace Pratt, aged forty-five years (b. MA), his child, Jean Pratt, aged fifteen years (b. NH), and his lodgers, Maria Laurion, a shoe shop presser, aged fifteen years (b. Canada), and Louise Sayward, a public school teacher, aged twenty-six years (b. NH). Sumner W. Pratt owned their house at 100 Summer Street, which was valued at $2,000. They did not have a radio set.

Louise Florence Sayward married in Manchester, NH, November 14, 1942, Henry Eaton Noyes, she of Manchester and he of Portland, ME. She was a teacher, aged twenty-nine years, and he was a meter technician, aged thirty-five years. He was born in Stonington, ME, May 30, 1907, son of George B. and Bessie H. (Eaton) Noyes.

School Board to Act on Job Vacancies. … The resignation of Mrs. Louise Sayward Noyes of Manchester, for a number of years opportunity teacher in the [Rochester, NH] schools, was announced yesterday by Superintendent Rand (Portsmouth Herald, July 16, 1943).

Henry E. Noyes died in Cape Elizabeth, ME, October 3, 1999. Louise F. (Sayward) Noyes died in Portland, ME, April 27, 2012.

Mary E. Willard – Grade 4 – 1936-39, 1940-44

Mary Elizabeth Willard was born in Boston, MA, December 18, 1909, daughter of Marshall and Marguerite J. (Gowing) Willard.

Arthur Maynard, a chair shop seater, aged forty-nine years (b. NH), headed a Keene, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Marguerite Maynard, aged forty-nine years (b. NH), his step-daughters, Mildred Bruder, a shoe shop stitcher, aged twenty-nine years (b. NH), Elizabeth Willard, aged twenty years (b. MA), Margaret Willard, aged fourteen years (b. MA), and his son, Harrison Maynard, aged seven years (b. NH). Arthur Maynard rented their house on West Street, for $20 per month. They had a radio set.

Miss Mary Willard, teacher of Grade Four at Milton Village, asked for a leave of absence to secure her degree at Keene Teachers’ College. She will return February third. Mrs. Clara Roberts Henderson of So. Berwick, Maine, a former teacher in Rollinsford under my supervision, was engaged to fill the position for the half year. Mrs. Henderson was a substitute of wide experience who could fill any elementary  position. She was loved by both teachers and pupils in Milton and gloom was cast over the Christmas exercises by her untimely and tragic death in an automobile accident just before the Christmas vacation. Mrs. Ellen Tuttle, formerly principal of the school at Gonic, and a Rochester substitute teacher, was loaned to us by Superintendent Arthur Rollins (Howard L. Winslow, Superintendent, Town Report, 1940).

Leland Maxfield, a Community minister, aged thirty years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Elizabeth Maxfield, aged twenty-seven years (b. NY), and his boarders, Mary E. Willard, aged twenty-nine years (b. MA), and Mary E. Sherborne, aged twenty-three years (b. ME).

The Milton Grammar school building took fire in the early hours of Tuesday, January 6, 1942.

Miss Mary Willard, teacher of grade four, resigned to take a much better position in Connecticut and Miss Beatrice Duquette of East Rochester, a graduate of Plymouth Teachers’ College, succeeded Miss Willard (Howard L. Winslow, Superintendent, Town Report 1943).

Miss Betty Willard, former primary teacher here, now principal of a Manchester, Conn., school, writes she has had a busy year. She is attending the University of Connecticut this summer, working on her Master’s degree. Miss Willard sent best wishes to her friends in Decatur and enclosed a check to keep the Messenger coming her way (Wise Count Messenger, Decatur, TX), June 15, 1950).

She married in Westwood, MA, in 1952, Robert Eldred “Eldred” Doyle. He was born in Tolland, CT, November 12, 1905.

Tolland. R. Eldred Doyle is a patient at the Manchester Hospital (Hartford Courant, February 28, 1960).

Mary W. Doyle appeared in the Vernon-Rockwell, CT, directory of 1962, as the widow of Eldred W. Doyle, and as having removed to Texas. (R. Eldred Doyle appeared as having died April 6, 1960, aged fifty four years).

Former Decatur Teacher Retires. Mrs. Betty Willard Doyle, fourth grade teacher at Highland Park school in Manchester, Conn., is retiring after teaching 33 years, 23 of them in Manchester. More than 300 attended the open house held in her honor. Mrs. Doyle is a former Decatur resident and former member of the public school faculty here and at Bridgeport (Wise County Messenger (Decatur, TX), June 13, 1968).

Mary E. “Betty” (Willard) Doyle died in Winchester, NH, February 12, 1993.

Doris L. (Fortier) Chase – Grades 2-3 – 1938-70

Doris Lavinia Fortier was born in Chocorua, i.e., the Chocorua village of Tamworth, NH, May 6, 1911, daughter of Albert J. and Nellie Weymouth Lane (Hobbs) Fortier.

Doris Lavinia Fortier married in Sanbornville, i.e., the Sanbornville village of Wakefield, NH, May 20, 1934, Leslie Oliver Chase, she of Chocorua and he of Milton. She was a school teacher, aged twenty-two years, and he was a shipper, aged twenty-three years. He was born in East Rochester, NH, circa 1910, son of George H. and Adeline (Willey) Chase.

Leslie O. Chase, a leather-board co. foreman, aged thirty years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Doris Chase, a public school teacher, aged twenty-nine years (b. NH), his children, Leslie B. Chase, aged five years (b. NH), and Nancy W. Chase, aged three years (b. NH), his housekeeper, Florence W. Ford, a private family housekeeper, aged twenty-nine years (b. NH), and his lodger, Ruth Whitehouse, a bookkeeper, aged twenty-five years (b. NH). Leslie O. Chase owned their house in the Milton Community, which was valued at $1,500. Leslie O. and Doris Chase had lived in the “same place,” i.e., Milton, in 1935.

The Milton Grammar school building took fire in the early hours of Tuesday, January 6, 1942.

Sports Club Maps Winter Carnival. The Teneriffe Sports club of Milton, announced Monday that it hold its annual winter carnival on Feb. 28 and ski meet on March 1. Stanley Tanner is chairman of the general committee, assisted by Charles Whitehouse and Bard Plummer. Harold Stillings, Adelbert Varney and Charles Tanner are in charge of the carnival ball. Everett Mclntire, Forrest Sceggell and Harold Stillings are on the ski committee. The carnival queen committee Is headed by “Red” Stillings, assisted by Albert Columbus, Hervey Tanner and Leslie Chase. Mrs. Doris Chase, Yvonne Tanner, Miss Ruth Whitehouse and Irene Whitehouse will serve on the button committee (Portsmouth Herald, February 17, 1942).

Leslie O. Chase died in Milton, March 11, 1992. Doris L. (Fortier) Chase died in Milton, September 6, 1995.

Clara H. (Roberts) Henderson – Grade 4 – 1940

Clara H. Roberts was born in Rollinsford, NH, January 7, 1894, daughter of Joseph D. and Elizabeth A. “Addie” (Littlefield) Roberts.

Clara H. Roberts married in Dover, NH, March 31, 1920, Wilbur A. Henderson, she of Rollinsford, NH, and he of Dover. She was at home, aged twenty-six years, and he was a machine operator, aged twenty-nine years. He was born in Dover, NH, circa 1891, son of Frank H. and Amelia J. Henderson.

Addie E. Roberts, a widow, aged seventy-five years (b. ME), headed a South Berwick, ME, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. Her household included her son-in-law, Wilber Henderson, a retail grocery salesman, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH), her daughter (and his wife of ten years), Clara Henderson, a public school teacher, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH), and her grandchildren, Philip Henderson, aged thirteen years (b. ME), Dorothy S. Henderson, aged six years (b. ME), and Ruth H. Henderson, aged six years (b. ME). Addie E. Roberts owned their house, which was valued at $5,000. They had a radio set.

South Berwick. Mrs. Clara Henderson of Main street has accepted a position as teacher of the fourth grade at Milton (Portsmouth Herald, August 26, 1940).

Clara H. (Roberts) Henderson died in an auto accident in Rochester, NH, December 13, 1940, aged forty-six years.

So. Berwick Woman Killed In Auto-Truck Crash At Rochester. Mrs. Clara R. Henderson, 46-year-old school teacher of Main street, South Berwick, was killed instantly this morning when her car swerved across an icy highway on route and collided with a truck, which drove through the middle of her car. According to City Marshal James Bowering of Rochester, Mrs. Henderson apparently lost control of her car. She was going north on route 16 and the truck driven by Ernest Cardinal, was coming in the opposite direction. Cardinal was unhurt. At the of the accident he was trucking sand from Farmington to Portsmouth. Mrs. Henderson, who had been substituting in a Milton school, usually took two or three passengers with her. This morning they had gotten other rides (Portsmouth Herald, December 13, 1940). 

Rites Held for Accident Victim. Funeral services for Mrs. Clara R. Henderson, Milton school teacher, who was killed in au automobile accident at Rochester Friday, were held Sunday afternoon from her home in South Berwick. Services were conducted by Rev. Herman Worthley of the Federated church and Rev. Russell G. Martin of First Baptist church of that town. Burial was in the Rollinsford cemetery (Portsmouth Herald, December 16, 1940).

Wilbur A. Henderson died in Greenville, SC, in 1956.

Ellen L. (Hart) Tuttle – Grade 4 – 1940, Grades 7-8, Principal – 1942-48

Ellen L. Hart was born in Gonic, Rochester, NH, June 7, 1897, daughter of Roscoe S. and Elizabeth A. “Lizzie” (Hanson) Hart.

Lizzie Hart, a widow, aged sixty-five years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. Her household included Ellen L. Hart, a public school teacher, aged thirty-two years (b. NH), Carl Bunker, aged twelve years, and Ralph Bunker, aged ten years (b. NH). Lizzie Hart owned their house on the Old Dover Road, which was valued at $1,000. They had a radio set.

Ellen L. Hart married in Exeter, NH, February 16, 1933, Albert Roscoe “Ross” Tuttle, both of Gonic, Rochester, NH. She was a teacher, aged thirty-five years, and he was a garage proprietor, aged fifty-eight years. He was born in Strafford, NH, December 20, 1873, son of Hezekiah F. and Jane L. (Cheswell) Tuttle.

Roscoe Tuttle, a retail automobile manager, aged sixty-five years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Census. His household included his wife, Ellen Tuttle, aged forty-two years (b. NH), his daughter, Jane Tuttle, aged seven years (b. NH), his mother-in-law, Elizabeth [Hart], aged seventy-four years (b. NH), and his nephews, Ralph Bunker, a garage salesman, aged twenty-two years (b. NH), and Carlton Bunker, a garage mechanic, aged twenty years (b. NH). Roscoe Tuttle owned their house, which was valued at $1,500. They had all lived in the same house in 1935.

The Milton Grammar school building took fire in the early hours of Tuesday, January 6, 1942.

A. Roscoe Tuttle died in Rochester, NH, July 26, 1943, aged sixty-nine years.

Ex-City Official, A. Roscoe Tuttle, Dies Suddenly. Stricken by angina while working in his garden at his home on Old Dover road Monday night, A. Roscoe Tuttle, 69, a former street commissioner and member of the city council, died suddenly. He was a native of nearby Strafford, the son of Freeman and Jane (Cheswell) Tuttle. Educated in the Strafford schools he came here about 50 years ago Mr. Tuttle was a member of the Republican party and as such served his city as street commissioner in 1920, 1921 and 1922, during the administration of the late Mayor James B. Young and also during the time William K. Kimball was chief executive. Succeeding Charles H. Keates he was named a member of the city council from the Gonic district in the city election in December, 1902, and served from 1903 to 1912 when he was succeeded by Leopold Larose He served during the administrations of Mayor William G. Bradley, Charles W. Bickford, Joseph Warren and Dr. John H. Bates He held membership In the Masons and the Odd Fellows. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ellen L. Tuttle and a daughter, Jane Tuttle, besides several nieces and nephews (Portsmouth Herald, July 29, 1943).

Rochester. A communication was read from Mrs. Ellen Tuttle, expressing appreciation for the floral tribute sent by the city on the occasion of the death of her husband, former Street Commissioner and Councilman A. Roscoe Tuttle (Portsmouth Herald, September 10, 1943).

Ellen L. (Hart) Tuttle died in Rochester, NH, in October 1970.

Rose A. Witham – Grades 5-6 – 1942-43

Witham, Rose A - Farmington Normal - 1938Rose Anna Witham (and her twin sister, Ruth A. Witham) was born in New Gloucester, ME, September 28, 1918, daughter of John P. and Rachel A. “Rachie” (Edwards) Witham.

Rachel A. Witham, a farmer, aged fifty-eight years (b. ME), headed a New Gloucester, ME, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. Her household included her children, Lucy W. Witham, an institutional waitress, aged twenty-six years (b. ME), Rose A. Witham, a public school teacher, aged twenty-one years (b. ME), Ruth A. Witham, a public school teacher, aged twenty-one years (b. ME), and Harold J. Witham, aged eight years (b. ME), her lodger, Bruce L. Prince, aged eight years (b. ME), and her servants, Eugene Collins, a farm laborer, aged thirty-nine years (b. Canada (Fr.)), and Raymond H. Morin, a farm laborer, aged twenty-six years (b. Canada (Fr.)).

Cider Hill [York, ME]. Misses Rose and Ruth Witham, New Gloucester, are living in B.A. Moulton’s apartment. Miss Rose Witham teaches at the school, while her twin sister teaches the primary classes at Cape Neddick (Portsmouth Herald, September 10, 1941).

The Milton Grammar school building took fire in the early hours of Tuesday, January 6, 1942.

Miss Rose Witham, teacher of grades five and six at Milton Grammar School, resigned at the close of the year and has given up teaching (Howard L. Winslow, Superintendent, Town Report, 1943).

Despite her stated intention to give up teaching, Rose Witham appeared in the Lewiston, ME, directory of 1949, as a teacher at the Lake Street School, resident in New Gloucester, ME.

Rose A. Witham married in Maine, July 1, 1960, Leon M. Alexander. He was born in Brunswick, ME, January 13, 1916, son of Charles L. and Dorothy (Stanmore) Alexander.

Rose A. (Witham) Alexander died in Brunswick, ME, April 28, 1997. Leon M. Alexander died March 30, 2008.

E. Doris (Taylor) Fernald – Grade 1 – 1943-44

Eva Doris Taylor was born in Methuen, MA, August 6, 1908, daughter of Matthias and Jane E. (Bannister) Fernald.

Matthias Taylor, a milk farmer, aged forty-nine years (b. MA), headed a Salem, MA, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Millie L. Taylor, aged fifty-eight years (b. MA), and his children, Eva D. Taylor, an elementary school teacher, aged twenty-one years (b. MA), Raymond M. Taylor, a farm hand, aged nineteen years (b. MA), and Wilfred B. Taylor, a farm hand, aged sixteen years (b. NH).

Doris Taylor married in Salem, NH, April 26, 1933, Kenneth W. Fernald, she of Salem and he of Rochester, NH. She was a teacher, aged twenty-four years, and he was a mill worker, aged twenty-five years. He was born in Intervale, NH, October 17, 1907, son of Byron W. and Bertha M. (Hawkins) Fernald.

Kenneth Fernald, a woolen mill loom fixer, aged thirty-two years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Doris Fernald, aged thirty-one years (b. MA), and his children, Gerald Fernald, aged six years (b. NH), and Jane Fernald, aged three years (b. NH). Kenneth Fernald rented their house on the Old Dover Road, for $15 per month.

Mrs. Ethelyn Hull, teacher of the first grade at Milton, was given a leave of absence because of illness until January, 1944, when she resumed her teaching. Mrs. Doris Taylor Fernald, another experienced teacher, took her place (Howard L. Winslow, Superintendent, Town Report 1943).

Kenneth W. Fernald died in Auburn, MA, January 24, 1969. E, Doris (Taylor) Fernald died in Chapel Hill, NC, April 9, 1995.

Beatrice G. Duquette – Grade 4 – 1943-47

Beatrice Gladys Duquette was born in East Rochester, NH, November 19, 1921, daughter of Louis W. and Gladys M. (Hull) Duquette.

Louis Duquette, a woolen mill spinner, aged fifty-four years  (b. Canada (French)), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Census. His household included his wife, Gladys Duquette, a woolen mill weaver, aged thirty-nine years (b. NH), and his children, Beatrice Duquette, aged eighteen years (b. NH), Louise Duquette, aged fifteen years (b. NH), Arlene Duquette, aged thirteen years (b. NH), and James Duquette, aged twelve years (b. NH). Louis Duquette owned their house at 22 Grove Street. They had all resided in the same house in 1935.

Beatrice G. Duquette appeared in the Rochester, NH, directories of 1941 and 1943, as a student, resident at 22 Grove street, in East Rochester. Louis W. (Gladys M.) appeared as being employed in South Berwick, ME, with their house at 22 Grove street, in East Rochester.

Local Area Students Graduated at Plymouth. Among the young men and women who received their diplomas from Plymouth Teachers college Saturday in the 71st commencement of the institution were Miss Julia A. Stulb of Portsmouth, Miss Beatrice G. Duquette of East Rochester and Miss Martha A. Lefebvre of Somersworth (Portsmouth Herald, June 15, 1943).

Miss Mary Willard, teacher of grade four, resigned to take a much better position in Connecticut and Miss Beatrice Duquette of East Rochester, a graduate of Plymouth Teachers’ College, succeeded Miss Willard (Howard L. Winslow, Superintendent, Town Report 1943).

Beatrice Duquette married in Dover, NH, May 21, 1946, Gerald Dexter [“Jerry”] Arnault, she of East Rochester, NH, and he of Dover. She was a school teacher, aged twenty-four years, and he was a civil servant, aged twenty-five years. He was born in Haverhill, MA, January 10, 1921, son of Edward C. and Beatrice (Fitzgerald) Arnault.

Beatrice G. (Duquette) Arnault died in Rochester, NH, October 26, 1988. Gerald D. Arnault died in Exeter, NH, September 14, 2010.

Marion E. (Draper) Kenison – Grades 5-6 – 1943-48

Marion Elsie Draper was born in Rumney, NH, April 2, 1893, daughter of Alvah E. and Mary A. (Duston) Draper.

Marion Elsie Draper married in Lawrence, MA, March 21, 1917, Darrell Ona Kenison, she of Lawrence, MA, and he of Jefferson, NH. She was a school teacher, aged twenty-three years, and he was a farmer, aged twenty-two yeara. He was born in Jefferson, NH, March 5, 1895, son of Lyman D. and Lillian J. “Josie” (Davis) Kenison.

Ona D. Kenison, a farmer, aged twenty-four years (b. NH), headed a Jefferson, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Marion E. Kenison, aged twenty-three years (b. NH), and his daughter, Helen P. Kenison, aged one year, one month (b. NH). Ona D. Kenison owned their farm on Jackson Road, with a mortgage.

Darrell O. Kenison died in Jefferson, NH, February 6, 1928.

Alvah E. Draper, a Methodist Church clergyman, aged sixty-five years (b. NH), headed a Warren, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his daughter, Marian D. Kenison, a private family housekeeper, aged thirty-seven years (b. NH), and his grandchildren, Hellen P. Kenison, aged eleven years (b. NH), Lyman D. Kenison, aged nine years (b. NH), Muriel A. Kenison, aged six years (b. NH), and Eleanor J. Kenison, aged five years (b. NH). Alvah E. Draper rented their house on Main Street, for $17 per month. They had a radio set.

WARREN. Norman Draper and daughter of Hartford, Conn., have been visiting his father, Rev. A.E. Draper, and were present at the graduation of his sister, Marion Kenison, at Plymouth normal school. … Rev. A.E. Draper and daughter, Mrs. Marion Kenison, left Thursday for Boone, Ohio, to visit the formers sister (Groton Times (Groton, VT), June 19, 1931).

NEWINGTON. Newington, June 28 – Mrs. Marion Kenison, teacher in the grammar grades, has gone to her home in Warren to spend the summer (Portsmouth Herald, June 28, 1932).

Marion Kennison, a public school teacher, aged forty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Newfields, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. Her household included her children, Helen P. Kennison, a public school teacher, aged twenty-one years (b. NH), Lyman Kennison, aged nineteen years (b. NH), Muriel Kennison, aged sixteen years (b. NH), and Eleanor Kennison, aged fifteen years (b. NH), and her father, [Alvah E.] Draper, a widower, aged seventy-five years (b. NH). Marion Kennison rented their house on Main Street, for $17 per month. They had all resided in Salem, NH, in 1935.

Newfields. Mrs. Marion Kenison, who teaches in Newington, is having a week’s vacation. Her daughter, Miss Pauline Kenison, has returned to her teaching duties in Madison, after having had last week as her vacation (Portsmouth Herald, February 25, 1941).

Newfields. Mrs. Marion Kenison has entered the Keene Teachers’ college, Keene, for the summer course. … Rev Alvin E. Draper, is visiting his son, Ralph Draper, in Andover, Mass. (Portsmouth Herald, July 8, 1941).

Newfields. Mrs. Marion Kenison Given Farewell Fete. A surprise farewell party was given to Mrs. Marion Kenison Wednesdav afternoon at the home of Mrs. Robert Barker by members of Goodwill Rebekah lodge. Mrs. Kenison, who has been a resident of this town for several years, is moving her family to Rochester as she has accepted a teaching position there for the next school year at Milton. Mrs. Kenison previously taught in Newington. Mrs. Kenison is Noble Grand of Goodwill lodge and her place will be taken by Mrs. Earl Price, who on behalf of the lodge presented Mrs. Kenison with a gift. Among those present were Mrs. Perry Smith. Mrs. Helen Merrill. Mrs. Edgar Gray, Mrs. Royal Mayo, Mrs. Lester Hildreth, Mrs. Oscar Zachariasen, Mrs. Minnie Fernald, Charles Simpson, Mrs. Ole Syvertsen, Mrs. Forest Hayden. Mrs. Robert Nixon and small daughter. Marion, Mrs. Howard McClellan and small son, Grant, Mrs. Blanche Runnels, and the Misses Eva Patridge, Frances Kendall and Muriel Kenison (Portsmouth Herald, August 23, 1943).

Mrs. Marion Draper Kenison, an experienced teacher, who had previously taught for me, was selected to take her [Miss Rose Witham’s] place (Howard L. Winslow, Superintendent, Town Report 1943).

Marion E. (Draper) Kenison died in Rochester, NH, December 14, 1967.

Deaths and Funerals. Mrs. Marion D. Kenison. ROCHESTER — A former teacher in the schools of Newington and Greenland died yesterday at Frisbie Memorial Hospital. She was Mrs. Marion D. Kenison, 74, a native of Rumney. Mrs. Kenison was born April 2, 1893, and was the widow Darrell O. Kenison. She had lived here for the past nine years and made her home at 21C Linden St. Her advanced education was at Plymouth Normal School, was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in East Rochester. Survivors include a son, I,yman Kenison of Exeter; three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Nixon of Newfields, Mrs. Muriel A. Lincoln of Rochester and Mrs. Eleanor Holmes of Jefferson; a brother, Ralph Draper of Andover, Mass. Sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive (Portsmouth Herald, December 15, 1957).

Vesta M. Fenderson – Grade 1 – 1945-46

Vesta Mabel Fenderson was born in Exeter, NH, October 12, 1922, daughter of Carleton E. and Edith M. (Garland) Fenderson.

Carleton Fenderson, a road construction truck driver, aged forty-three years (b. ME), headed an Old Orchard Beach, ME, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Edith Fenderson, a hotel house maid, aged forty-two years b. NH), and his children, Vesta Fenderson, a private family nursemaid, aged seventeen years (b. NH), Irene Fenderson, aged fifteen years (b. ME), Carllene M. Fenderson, aged twelve years (b. NH), Lloyd E. Fenderson, aged eleven years (b. ME), Gordon W. Fenderson, aged nine years (b. NH), Wellesley E. Fenderson, aged six years (b. NH), Hubert L. Fenderson, aged five years (b. ME), Carleton Fenderson, aged three years (b. ME), and Richmond W. Fenderson, aged two years (b. NH). Carleton Fenderson owned their house on the Wheel Road, which was valued at $300.

The Misses Vesta and Irene Fenderson appeared in the Exeter, NH, directory of 1941, as students at R.S. [Robinson Seminary], boarding at 124 Front Street. Vesta Fenderson appeared on the Twelfth Grade honor roll for the winter term at the Robinson Seminary in Exeter, NH (Portsmouth Herald, March 21, 1941). Vesta Mabel Fenderson graduated from there, in June 1941 (Portsmouth Herald, June 12, 1941).

Vesta M. Fenderson graduated from Keene State College in 1945. Milton Grammar School would have been her first teaching position.

Vesta Mabel Fenderson married in Exeter, NH, April 19, 1947, George Lawrence Kennedy, she of Exeter and he of West Swansey, NH. She was a teacher, aged twenty-three years, and he was a grader, aged twenty-two years. He was born in New York, NY, September 3, 1924, son of Robert L. and Lucy M. (Henry) Kennedy.

George L. Kennedy died in Keene, NH, June 3, 2002. Vesta M. (Fenderson) Kennedy died March 11, 2016, aged ninety-three years.

Elsie E. (Williams) Julin – Grade 1 – 1947-67

Williams, Eunice E - Framingham State U, 1926
Elsie E. Williams, Framingham State University, 1928

Elsie Eunice Williams was born in Boston, MA, December 5, 1906, daughter of Griffin D. and Winnifred H. (Andrews) Williams.

Griffith Williams, an organ joiner, aged fifty-five years (b. Wales), headed an Arlington, MA, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Winifred Williams, aged forty-nine years (b. England), and his children, Elsie Williams, a school teacher, aged twenty-three years (b. MA), Winifred Williams, a shoe polish [co.] typist, aged nineteen years, Enid Williams, aged seventeen years (b. MA), and Margary Williams, aged twelve years (b. MA). Griffith Williams owned their house at 80 Madison Avenue, which was valued ay $4,000. They had a radio set.

NUTE RIDGE. Several relatives of Arnold Julin from Massachusetts spent the weekend at his home. Miss Elsie Williams and Mr. Julin’s father, mother and brother will be here the greater part of this week (Farmington News, July 10, 1931).

Elsie Eunice Williams married in Arlington, MA, July 18, 1931, Arnold Samuel Julin. He was born in Boston, MA, June 17, 1906, son of Ture G.S. and Sylvanja J. “Vanja” (Smith) Julin.

WEST MILTON. The Julin brothers are occupying the Annie Cook farm (Farmington News, July 11, 1930).

WEST MILTON. Mrs. Julin’s sister, Miss Winnifred Williams of Lynn, MA, is spending her vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Julin (Farmington News, September 4, 1931).

Arnold S. Julin, a farm laborer, aged thirty-three years (b. MA), headed a Milton household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Elsie E. Julin, aged thirty-three years (b. MA), and his children, Eunice W. Julin, aged five years (b. NH), and Arnold M. Julin, aged three years (b. NH). Arnold S. Julin owned their house on the Nute Ridge Road, which was valued at $800. Arnold S. and Elsie E. Julin had both resided in the same house in 1935.

Milton Math Workshop. Ten parents of the second graders in the Milton Elementary school sat, bent into second grade chairs, for three interesting hours last evening listening to an explanation of the new mathematics being taught the first and second graders. Mrs. Llewelyn Scott, second grade teacher, and Mrs. Arnold Julin, first grade teachers, were both on hand to demonstrate this new method that acquaints children with an understanding of the relationship of numbers and through an endless variety of number problems makes the learning of traditional arithmetic easier, faster and much more of a challenge to the young learner. Mr. John R. Callahan, principal of the schools, spoke highly of this new method along, with the teachers teaching it and expressed the hope of extending the program into the rest of the first six grades Those parents attending the session were Mr. and Mrs. George Leaman, Mrs. William Young, Mrs. Ralph Pugh, John Lucier, Mrs. Louis Kaspryzk, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Boggs, Mrs. Lloyd Goodwin and Mrs. Russell Ellis (Farmington News, November 29, 1962).

Arnold S. Julin died in Milton, in 1984. Elsie E. (Williams) Julin died in Milton, April 30, 1997.

Frances E. (Lane) Doe – Grades 3-4 – 1947-49

Frances Ella Lane was born in Mechanic Falls, ME, September 13, 1915, daughter of  Fred E. and Eunice M. (Gowell) Lane.

Frances E. Lane married in Jay, ME, August 8, 1934, Walter H. Doe, both of Jay, ME. He was born in Parsonsfield, ME, March 1, 1910, son of LaForest Q. and Ethel I. (Sylvester) Doe.

Walter Doe, a box shop truck driver, aged thirty years (b. ME), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Frances Doe, aged twenty-four years (b. ME), and his children, Kendrick Doe, aged four years (b. ME), Sandra Doe, aged two years (b. ME), and Joan Doe, aged one year (b. ME). Walter Doe rented their house on the Chestnut Hill Road, for $10 per month. Walter and Frances Doe had resided in Jay, ME, in 1935.

Mrs. Frances Doe resigned from her position in the grammar school in November, 1949, to work for a book publisher and was replaced by Mrs. Ellen Cochran of Dover. Mrs. Cochran is a graduate of Keene Teachers College (1943) and has had six years of successful experience in Grades 2 and 3 in the primary school at Newmarket (Jonathan A. Osgood, Superintendent, Town Report, 1949).

TWO TEACHERS HIRED; 1 LEAVES. Another teacher has left the local school system for higher pay, and two others have been added Supt. Martineau told the NEWS this morning, to complete the teaching requirements this year. Resigning for a 5th-grade assignment and an $800 boost in salary in Dover, Martineau said, is Mrs. Frances Doe. A teacher here 13 years, Mrs. Doe instructed second graders at Memorial drive. Her replacement will be Mrs. John Zanes of Tappan st., a local school graduate of 1951. Mrs. Zanes, the former Penny Liberty, attended Keene Teachers and received degrees at Tufts in Boston and the Elliott-Pierson Kindergarten school. She taught at Germantown Friends school in Philadelphia and the second grade in Hodgins in Albuquerque before her marriage 3 years ago. New social studies at the high school will be Roger Owens of Colebrook. He graduated this year from Plymouth Teachers (Farmington News, June 18, 1959).

Walter H. Doe died in Keene, NH, December 10, 1984, aged seventy-four years. Frances E. (Lane) Doe died in Peabody, MA, February 2, 1905.

Clarence P. Amadon – Principal – 1948-53

Amadon, Clarence P - Plymouth Normal School, 1934
Clarence P. Amadon (Plymouth Norma School, 1934)

Clarence Porter Amadon was born in Thetford Mines, Les Appalaches, Quebec, Canada, August 5, 1912, son of Henry B. “Brayton” and Martha J. (Porter) Amadon.

ORFORD, N.H. Clarence Amadon has returned to Mrs. Pressey’s after a busy summer at Keene Teacher’s College (United Opinion (Bradford, VT), August 18, 1939).

Elizabeth M. Pressey, boarders, aged seventy years )b. NH), headed an Orford, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. Her household included her lodgers, Clarence Amadon, a high school teacher, aged twenty-six years (b. Canada), Helen Johnson, a high school teacher, aged twenty-one years (b. NH), Morris Knight, a garage mechanic, aged twenty-four years (b. VT), and Maston R. Breck, a training cadet, aged twenty-two years (b. NH). Clarence Amadon had resided in Quebec in 1935.

Clarence Porter Amadon married in Laconia, NH, June 23, 1941, Florence Stanley Blanchard, he of Lancaster, NH, and she of Littleton, NH. Both were teachers, he aged twenty-seven years, and she aged twenty-eight years. She was born in Yarmouth, ME, February 7, 1913, daughter of George and Florence (Kwinkleberg) Blanchard.

ORFORD, N.H. Clarence Amadon, the grammar room teacher for five years, has entered the Navy and is now stationed at Newport, R.I. (United Opinion (Bradford, VT), October 8, 1943).

Muriel Louise Amadon, was born in Rochester, NH, August 25, 1949, daughter of Clarence P. and Florence S. (Blanchard) Amadon (Milton Vital Records).

School Principals In Meeting Here. The Southeastern section of elementary school principals met the Sherburne school Monday for a pot-luck supper and business meeting. It was decided to hold the meeting in Somersworth with Thomas Hennessey as host. Henry Hogue, a guidance counselor for Portsmouth schools, will lead a discussion on guidance problems. The meeting adjourned so that members .could attend a meeting at the Junior high school where Dr. Eleanor Trowbridge was the speaker. Present were Miss Edith Austin, Miss Julia Butler, Miss Jeffords, Miss Agnes McCarthy, Miss Muriel Morrow, Miss Simpson and Miss Deborah Stone of Portsmouth; Mrs. Luvera Burleigh and Mrs. Bernice King of Farmington; Miss Marie Nixon, Lillian Davis and Miss Marion Nelson of Rochester; Carroll Mathews of Barrington; Richard Gale, of Deerfield; Miss Fanny Morrison of Dover; Clarence Amadon of Milton and Douglas Harlow of Greenland (Portsmouth Herald, November 8, 1950).

P.T.A. The monthly meeting of the P.T.A. was held on Tuesday, January 30, at the high school. The guest of the evening, Mr. Amadon of Milton, spoke to the group about the proposed hot lunch program and explained this project very thoroughly. After the meeting a social hour and refreshments followed (Farmington News, February 2, 1951).

ORFORD, N.H. Clarence Amadon of Milton, N.H., a former teacher in Orford, called on friends in town Thursday (United Opinion (Bradford, VT), June 27, 1952).

Clarence P. and Florence S. (Blanchard) went next to Barre, VT. He was principal at the North Barre school there for the 1953-54 and 1954-55 academic years.

WANTED. NEW BARRE SCHOOL TEACHERS – need house of seven or more rooms for four adults and two children. Communicate with Clarence P. Amadon, Milton, N.H. 65t3 (Barre Daily Times (Barre, VT), June 1, 1953).

Clarence P. Amadon accepted an appointment next as principal of the Union school in Montpelier, VT, beginning with the 1954-55 academic year.

Clarence Amadon Named Principal Of Capital School. MONTPELIER, June 2 Clarence P. Amadon, principal of the North Barre School in Barre, has been named principal of the Union School in Montpelier, it was announced today by Philip Mathewson, newly elected superintendent of schools. Amadon is a graduate of Lancaster (N.H.) Academy, Plymouth State Teachers’ College and has also studied at Keene State Teachers’ College, Boston University and the University of New Hampshire (Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT), June 3, 1954).

Clarence P. Amadon died in Lancaster, NH, October 20, 1985. Florence S. (Blanchard) Amadon died in Lancaster, NH, June 7, 2007.

Ellen M. (Deem) Cochrane – Grades 2-3 – 1949-50

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Ellen M. Deem at Keene State (Detail)

Ellen Margaret Deem was born in Akron, OH, December 7, 1919, daughter of Benjamin F. and Hannah M. (Ducey) Deem.

Benjamin F. Deem, aged fifty-three years (b. WV), headed a Northwood, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Hannah Deem, aged forty-eight years (b. NH), and his children, Ellen M. Deem, a private family housekeeper, aged twenty years (b. OH), Mary E. Deem, aged fifteen years (b. OH), Catherine A. Deem, aged fourteen years (b. OH), John J. Deem, aged thirteen years (b. OH), and J. Robert Deem, aged nine years (b. OH), and his ward, Barbara C.M. Rolins, aged three years (b. NH). Benjamin F. Deem owned their house on Green Street, which was valued at $1,200.

NEWMARKET. School Board Lists New Staffs. Elementary. … In grade two, Miss Ellen Deem of Northwood, who received her training at Keene Teachers college, replaces Miss Alice Desprez of Nashua (Portsmouth Herald, June 14, 1943).

Ellen M. Deem married in Northwood, NH, in October 1949, Donald Soley Cochran. He was born in Roxbury, MA, December 26, 1917, son of George L. and Susan D. (Soley) Cochran.

Miss Ellen Deem, Donald S. Cochran Wed in Northwood. Miss Ellen Deem, former Newmarket teacher and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Deem of Northwood. became the bride of Donald S. Cochran, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Cochran of Dover, Saturday at the Harvey Lake inn in Northwood. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Ernest A. McKenzie, pastor, of the Newmarket Community church. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Linwood Riley of Kittery, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Catherine Ring and Miss Barbara Deem, sister of the bride, both Northwood. Best man was Everett Cochran, brother of the bridegroom. John Deem, brother of bride, ushered. Immediately after the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the inn. After a wedding trip through Nova Scotia, the couple will reside in Dover. Mrs. Cochran taught for several years in Newmarket, acting as principal of the elementary grades and Grade 3 teacher. She was supervisor of the Community playground during summer vacations. Mr. Cochran attended schools in Nova Scotia and Everett, Mass. He served in the European theater with the air force during War II. He is a carpenter by trade (Portsmouth Herald, [Saturday,] October 8, 1949).

Mrs. Frances Doe resigned from her position in the grammar school in November, 1949, to work for a book publisher and was replaced by Mrs. Ellen Cochran of Dover. Mrs. Cochran is a graduate of Keene Teachers College (1943) and has had six years of successful experience in Grades 2 and 3 in the primary school at Newmarket (Jonathan A. Osgood, Superintendent, Town Report, 1949).

Ellen M. (Deem) Cochrane died in Dade, FL, May 3, 1992. Donald S. Cochran died in Dade, FL, July 19, 1993.

Florence S. (Blanchard) Amadon – Grade 2 – 1950-53

Florence Stanley Blanchard was born in Yarmouth, ME, February 7, 1913, daughter of George and Florence (Kwinkleberg) Blanchard.

Florence Stanley Blanchard married in Laconia, NH, June 23, 1941, Clarence Porter Amadon, she of Littleton, and he of Lancaster, NH, NH. Both were teachers, he aged twenty-seven years, and she aged twenty-eight years

See Clarence P. Amadon above.

Florence S. (Blanchard) Amadon died in Lancaster, NH, June 7, 2007.

Ferne C. McGregor – Various Grades – 1948-61

Ferne C. Gilmartin was born, probably in Lowell, MA, January 24, 1894, daughter of William J. and Roseltha S. (Chesley) Gilmartin. Her mother married (2nd), in Boston, MA, February 28, 1901, Fred McGregor, a B&M railroad engineer. Ferne took his surname.

Ferne C. McGregor was Milton’s last district school teacher (apart from that of Milton Mills). Her Milton teaching career began in 1913 and ran until her Nute Ridge district school was closed after the 1946-47 academic year.

For a more thorough account of her life and teaching career, see Milton’s Nute Ridge Teachers – 1897-47.

LOCAL. Mrs. Hazel Hart of this [Farmington] town and Miss Ferne McGregor and Mrs. Julian [Julin] of Milton recently completed the school teachers’ summer course at the University of New Hampshire. Mrs. Hart will resume her teaching duties at New Durham this fall (Farmington News, 1948).

Ferne C. McGregor taught various grades at the Milton Grammar School between 1948 and her retirement in 1961.

MILTON. Milton Teachers To Meet Tuesday Before Classes Start. Milton – Milton schools will open next Wednesday, following workshops for teachers on Tuesday. Assignments of teachers for this year have been made: Walter J. Foster, principal at the high school, will teach social studies; Gerard Roberge will teach grade 8 and biology; Miss Marjorie E. Goodwin, commercial; Miss Katheryn M. White, home economics, general science; Mrs. Esther Poland, nurse; Joseph Malta, music; John J. Tierney, trades and Industries, Stuart Whipple, English French, Harry E. Kimball, mathematics, chemistry Grades 1-7, John B. Folsom, supervising principal Milton grammar, Miss Elizabeth Lambert, grades 3-4, Miss Feme C. McGregor, 4 and 5, Mrs. Leona F. Foster, 6 and 7, Mrs. Doris F. Chase, 2, Mrs. Elsie E. Julin, 1; Milton Mills, Mrs. Christie C. Kimball, 5-6-7, Mrs. Doris Lowd, 1-2-3-4 (Farmington News, August 30, 1956).

Ferne C. Gilmartin McGregor died at Frisbee Hospital in Rochester, NH, June 23, 1970.

Sally H. Sloan – Grades 3-4 – 1953-55

In October the staff of the grammar school presented a panel discussion at the regular meeting of the PTA. Teaching techniques and class procedures were discussed and explained to the parents. Members serving on the panel were: Mrs. Chase, Mrs. Sloan, Mrs. Foster, Mrs. Rawding and Mr. Piper. … Teachers continue to advance themselves professionally by taking advantage of summer schools and special courses. In the spring of 1954 Mr. Piper took a course in Public School Supervision at the University of New Hampshire. Mrs. Sloan attended the summer session at the University of New Hampshire, and Mrs. Julin attended the summer session at Boston University. Several teachers are planning to take courses in the spring of 1955 (Robert M. Piper, Principal, Town Report, 1954).

Mrs. Sally Sloan appeared in the Dover, NH, directory of 1956, as a teacher in Somersworth, NH, residing at 44 Cushing Street.

Robert M. Piper – Principal – 1953-55

Robert Munroe Piper was born in Northwood, NH, May 10, 1914, son of James L. and Margaret W. (Seeton) Piper.

James Piper, a dentist and farmer, aged sixty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Northwood, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Margaret Piper, aged fifty-seven years (b. Canada (Eng.)), and his children, Robert Piper, a public school teacher, aged twenty-five years (b. NH), and Elizabeth Piper, aged seventeen years (b. NH). James Piper owned their farm on the Concord-Durham Turnpike, which was valued at $4,800. They had all resided in the same house in 1935.

In the spring of 1954 Mr. Piper took a course in Public School Supervision at the University of New Hampshire (Robert M. Piper, Principal, Town Report, 1954).

Principal Robert M. Piper went next to the Sherburne school in Portsmouth, NH.

Sherburne PTA Plans for Year. Program recommendations for the coming year were discussed a recent Sherburne PTA executive board meeting at the home of W. Frank Reardon of Coolidge president. The suggestions will be voted upon by the entire PTA at its meeting to be held Wednesday the school. At this time a membership supper will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a business session at 7:45 p.m. Also at the executive session Reardon reported on a summer PTA institute held in Laconia. Robert M. Piper, new principal of the school, attended the officers’ meeting (Portsmouth Herald, September 9, 1955).

School Board. The resignation of Robert M. Piper, principal of Sherburne- Lafayette Schools, was accepted (Portsmouth Herald, November 13, 1975).

Robert M. Piper died in Wolfeboro, NH, February 5, 2008.


Previous in sequence: Milton Grammar School Teachers, 1908-30


References:

Find a Grave. (2010, February 19). Evelyn F. Gray Bickford. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/48368444/ethelyn-f-bickford

Find a Grave. (2013, August 4). Doris Lavinia Fortier Chase. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/114887670/doris-lavinia-chase

Find a Grave. (2020, June 5). Clara H. Roberts Henderson. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/210926867/clara-h-henderson

Find a Grave. (2016). Ferne C. McGregor. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/18168860

Find a Grave. (2013, December 9). Alvin A. Newell. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/121465218/alvin-a-newell

Find a Grave. (2016, May 9). Robert M. Piper. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/162405014/robert-m.-piper

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