South Milton Commissioner George Lyman (1827-1900)

By Muriel Bristol | November 6, 2022

George Lyman was born in Milton, December 22, 1827, son of Micah and Mary (Kelly) Lyman. (Micah Lyman was a son of South Milton Miller T.C. Lyman (1770-1863)).

Michael [Micah] Lyman, a farmer, aged fifty-two years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Mary [(Kelly)] Lyman, aged fifty-four years (b. NH), and George Lyman, a farmer, aged twenty-two years (b. NH). Micah Lyman had real estate valued at $5,000; and George Lyman had real estate valued at $1,000.

Jeremiah Plummer, a farmer, aged fifty-five years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Tamson Plummer, aged forty-nine years (b. NH), Hannah Plummer, aged twenty-two years (b. NH), Jonas Plummer, a farmer, aged eighteen years (b. NH), and Ruth Plummer, aged thirteen years (b. NH). Jeremiah Plummer had real estate valued at $3,000.

George Lyman married in Rochester, NH, November 27, 1851, Hannah Plummer, he of Milton and she of Rochester, NH. Rev. J.E. Farewell performed the ceremony. She was born in Rochester, NH, in 1826, daughter of Jeremiah and Tamsen D. (Twombly) Plummer.

Son Harry S. Lyman was born in Milton, August 15, 1852.

Son John E. Lyman was born in Milton, March 11, 1854. He died in Milton, September 6, 1854, aged five months, twenty-six days.

Father-in-law Jeremiah Plumer of Rochester, NH, made his last will September 9, 1856. He devised to his beloved wife, Tamson [(Twombly)] Plumer, all his household furniture, excepting that devised to others, one-half of his provisions, one-half of his fatted hog, two cows, and four shares in the N.E.S.W. store, Division #186, for so long as she remained his widow, cut wood for her fire, $50 in money, one-sixth of the produce raised on his homestead farm, excepting hay, and one-half of the new part of the house (Strafford County Probate, 70:46).

Jeremiah Plumer devised $200 to his daughter, Hannah Lyman, wife of George Lyman. He devised $150 to his daughter, Ruth Plumer, as well as one bed and bedding, and one cow, the cow to be supplied at any time she might marry within three years, otherwise at the three-year mark. He devised to his son Jonas Plumer one bed and bedding, all his cider and cider casks, eight dry casks, two meat barrels, one desk, and a trunk, as well as all the rest and residue of the estate. Son Jonas Plumer was also named as executor. Peter M. Horne, Charles Wentworth, and Henry S. Horne signed as witnesses. The will was proved in a Strafford County Probate court held in Dover, NH, January 6, 1857 (Strafford County Probate, 70:46).

In these bequests to his son, Jonas Plumer, one may gain some insight into how a farmer might store his food at this time. Jeremiah Plumer had cider casks for his liquids, “dry” casks for his flour, sugar, dried fruits and vegetables, etc., and “meat” barrels for his preserved meat, such as the other one-half of the fatted hog.

Daughter Elizabeth Cushing Fall was born in Milton, May 10, 1859.

Sister-in-law Ruth C. Plumer married in Portsmouth, NH, January 3, 1860, Isaac S. Twombly, she of Rochester, NH, and he of Dover, NH. He was aged twenty-eight years, and she was aged twenty-five years. Rev. D.P. Leavitt performed the ceremony.

Tamson Plummer, aged fifty-eight years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. Her household included Jonas M. Plummer, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH), and George E. Jones, aged nine years (b. NH). Jonas M. Plummer had real estate valued at $4,000 and personal estate valued at $1,035.

George Lyman, a farmer, aged thirty-two years (b. NH), headed a Milton (“Milton P.O.”) household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Hannah [(Plummer)] Lyman, aged thirty-three years (b. NH), H.S. Lyman, aged seven years (b. NH), and Elizabeth C. Lyman, aged one year (b. NH). George Lyman had personal estate valued at $500. His household appeared in the enumeration between those of his father, Micah Lyman, a farmer, aged sixty-three years, who had real estate valued at $4,000, and William P. Tuttle, a miller, aged thirty-seven years (b. NH).

Father Micah Lyman died in Milton, September 14, 1860, aged sixty-two years.

The Milton Selectmen of 1862 were Jos. Cook, Geo. Lyman, and J.N. Witham. The Milton Selectmen of 1863 were Geo. Lyman, J.N. Witham, and T.H. Roberts.

George Lyman of Milton, a farmer, aged thirty-five years (b. NH), registered for the Civil War Class II military draft, in June 1863.

The Milton Selectmen of 1867 were Chas. Jones, Geo. Lyman, and E.W. Fox. The Milton Selectmen of 1868 were Geo. Lyman, E.W. Fox, and Chas. Hayes.

George Lyman appeared in the Milton business directories of 1867-68, 1868, and 1869-70, as being a Milton justice-of-the-peace.

Justices. Milton. Charles Jones, Luther Hayes, Elbridge W. Fox, Joseph Plumer, Ebenezer Wentworth, Ezra H. Twombly, Joseph Mathes, Charles A. Cloutman, Asa Jewett, Elias S. Cook, Joseph Cook, Robert Mathes, Eli Fernald, Asa Jewett, Daniel S. Burley, Ira C. Varney, George Lyman, George W. Peavey (Briggs & Co., 1868).

Milton sent George Lyman and Samuel G. Chamberlain to Concord, NH, as its NH State Representatives for the 1869-70 biennium. It would seem that Samuel G. Chamberlain did not complete his two-year term and was replaced in 1870 by Samuel W. Wallingford (NH General Court, 1870).

George Lyman was allotted round-trip mileage of 160 miles, while Samuel W. Wallingford was allotted 172 miles. Wallingford presumably lived a further six miles away from their Concord, NH, destination. Rep. Lyman served on the Fisheries Committee, while Rep. Wallingford served on the Education Committee (NH General Court, 1870).

Rep. Lyman had NH House seat 04-53 and Rep. Wallingford had seat 05-21, and both men lodged at J.Y. Boynton’s (NH House of Representatives, 1870). (These would be minority seats as House seating is currently arranged). John Y. Boynton appeared in the Concord, NH, directory of 1870 as a carriage maker at Abbot’s (i.e., Abbot, Downing & Co., coach and carriage manufacturers), with his house at 4 Call’s block, on State Street. John Y. Boynton, who was aged fifty-eight years (b. ME), had a wife, three daughters, and eight lodgers in his household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census.

George Lyman, a farmer, aged forty-two years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Hannah [(Plummer)] Lyman, keeping house, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH), Harry S. Lyman, a farm laborer, aged seventeen years (b. NH), Lizzie C. Lyman, at school, aged eleven years (b. NH), and Mary [(Kelly)] Lyman, aged seventy-four years (b. NH). George Lyman had real estate valued at $2,500 and personal estate valued at $575.

Milton - 1871 (Detail) - G Lyman
Milton, 1871 (Detail) – Home of G. Lyman (indicated with red arrow) in School District #10 (South Milton). The homestead of his grandfather, T. Lyman, may be seen between the Lyman Cemetery (“Cem”) and the Hayes Sta. & Freight Sta. (where the railroad track crosses the road).

The Milton Selectmen of 1871 were Geo. Lyman, John Lucas, and G.H. Plumer. The Milton Selectmen of 1872-73 were Geo. Lyman, Geo. H. Plumer, and T.H. Roberts.

George Lyman was Milton treasurer in 1873, and 1874. He was preceded in that office by Thomas H. Roberts and succeeded by Elbridge W. Fox.

George Lyman appeared in the Milton business directories of 1873, 1874, 1875, and 1876, as being a Milton justice-of-the-peace.

MILTON. Justices. Luther Hayes, C.H. Looney, E.W. Fox, State; Joseph Mathes, Joseph Cook, George Lyman, G.W. Peavey, J.S. Hersey, J.N. Sims, B.B. Plummer, B.P. Roberts (Tower, 1876).

The Milton Selectmen of 1874-77 were Geo. Lyman, Geo. H. Plumer, and J.U. Simes.

Mother-in-law Tamsen D. (Twombly) Plummer died in 1878.

NEW HAMPSHIRE. NOMINATIONS. Dover, N.H., Oct. 3. – The Republican Convention for Strafford county to-day nominated Frank S. Tompkin of Dover for Register of Deeds, John R. Varney of Dover for Register of Probate, Henry H. Hough of Dover for Treasurer, John Greenfield of Rochester for Sheriff, C.R. Shackford of Dover for Solicitor, Cyrus Littlefield of Dover, Samuel A. Seavey of Somersworth and George Lyman of Milton for Commissioners (Boston Post, October 4, 1878).

George Lyman appeared in the Milton business directories of 1880, 1881, and 1882, as being a Milton justice-of-the-peace.

George Lyman, a farmer, aged fifty-two years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Hannah [(Plummer)] Lyman, keeping house, aged fifty-two years (b. NH), his daughter, Lizzie Lyman, teaching school, aged twenty-one years, (b. NH), and his mother, Mary [(Kelly)] Lyman, at home, aged eighty-three years (b. NH). His household appeared in the enumeration between those of Theodore Lyman, a farmer, aged sixty-seven years (b. NH), and Luther Hayes, a farmer, aged sixty years (b. ME).

Stephen Osgood, a policeman, aged forty-eight years (b. ME), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Fannie B. Osgood, keeping house, aged forty-four years (b. ME), his boarder, Harry S. Lyman, a policeman, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH), and his servant, Mary A. Hunt, a domestic servant, aged eighteen years (n. MA). They resided on Chestnut Hill Avenue.

George Lyman was elected as one of three Strafford County Commissioners in November 1880.

Commissioners. George Lyman, Milton; Cyrus Littlefield, Dover; Sam’l A. Seavey, Great Falls (Tower, 1881).

The Milton Selectmen of 1882-83 were Geo. Lyman, W.H.H. Pinkham, and J.U. Simes.

WEST MILTON. The school in the district known as Varneyville, that closed last week, was taught by Lizzie R. Burrows, who is a teacher of fine ability, thorough being the word with her. Three of her pupils Melissa Moore, Minnie Burrows and Carrie Pulsifer were given 1128 words to write, all of which were spelled correctly. The classes in Algebra, Arithmetic and Grammar excelled any thing of the kind that has come under my notice for many a day. Hoping that we may have more such teachers in the future is the wish of our Superintending Committee, Miss Lizzie Lyman, and all who are interested in the cause of education. C.U. Later (Farmington News, July 13, 1883).

Daughter Lizzie C. Lyman married in Milton, August 39, 1883, George C. Fall, he of Wakefield, NH, and she of Milton. He was a carpenter, aged twenty-seven years, and she was aged twenty-four years. Rev. George Sterling performed the ceremony. Fall was born in Lebanon, ME, August 10, 1856, son of Ebenezer and Dorcas (Horne) Fall.

Miss Lizzie Lyman and W.E. Pillsbury appeared in the Milton business directory of 1884, as the Milton school superintendents.

The Milton Selectmen of 1884 were Geo. Lyman, W.H.H. Pinkham, and C.T. Haines.

Son Harry S. Lyman married in Concord, MA, May 30, 1885, Laura Gertrude. Huckins, he of Boston, MA, and she of Concord, MA. He was a state prison officer, aged thirty-one years, and she was at home, aged twenty-one years. Rev. J.W.F. Barnes, state prison chaplain, performed the ceremony. Huckins was born in Dover, NH, January 12, 1864, daughter of Robert L. and Sarah J. (Tucker) Huckins.

Mother Mary (Kelly) Lyman died of old age in Milton, December 31, 1885, aged ninety years, six months.

LOCALS. Mary, widow of the late Micah Lyman, Esq., of Milton, and mother of Hon. John D. Lyman, and ex-County Commissioner Lyman of South Milton, died at her home in Milton, Thursday, aged 90 years, 6 months. She was the oldest lady in the town (Farmington News, January 8, 1886).

Hannah (Plummer) Lyman died of consumption in Milton, November 16, 1886, aged fifty-nine years, eleven months, and sixteen days. W.F. Wallace, M.D., signed the death certificate.

George Lyman, acting in his capacity of justice-of-the-peace, officiated at a Milton marriage in October 1887.

MARRIAGES. In Milton, Oct. 8, by Geo. Lyman, Esq., Luther H. Wentworth of Milton and Miss Flora J. Nelson of East Hardwick, Vt. (Farmington News, October 14, 1887).

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. George Lyman to J.E. Brown, Milton (Farmington News, March 29, 1889).

MILTON. George Lyman has returned from his trip to Boston (Farmington News, November 25, 1892).

The Milton Selectmen of 1893-94 were Geo. Lyman, G.H. Plummer, and C.W. Lowd.

MILTON. At the town meeting Tuesday the following officers were chosen: Selectmen, George Lyman, George H. Plummer, Charles Lowd; moderator, Elbridge Fox; town clerk, Charles D. Jones; road commissioners, Fred Chamberlain, Charles Ellis, W.H.H. Pinkham (Farmington News, March 24, 1893).

Mrs. Martha E. (Ricker) Mathes, widow of Joseph Mathes (1815-1883), died of LaGrippe, i.e., influenza, followed by typhoid pneumonia, in Rochester, NH, March 23, 1893, aged sixty-seven years, two months, and fourteen days.

MILTON. The household furniture of the late Mrs. Martha [(Ricker)] Mathes was sold at auction Saturday. George Lyman was auctioneer (Farmington News, June 30, 1893).

The Milton Selectmen of 1895 were Geo. Lyman, G.H. Plummer, and J.U. Simes.

LOCALS. The retiring board of selectmen have remarkable records in serving that town. Geo. Lyman has served in that capacity for 29 years, John U. Sims for 18 years, and George Plummer for 12 years. They are republicans. There was a cat-a-cornered fight this year against the “old board” – the “Milton Tammany” its opponents called it – and the following board, also republicans, were elected: Samuel H. Wallingford, Joseph H. AveryFreeman H. Loud. Luther Wentworth was foremost in the battle, and though there were four candidates against him, it required three ballots to defeat him for second place on the ticket. Evidently there were lively times at Milton town meeting (Farmington News, March 18, 1896).

[Ed.: We may note the circumstance that all three selectmen – each a member of long tenure – were replaced by an entirely new board. The Milton town government of that time apparently felt no pressing need for staggered terms in order to ensure “continuity”].

George Lyman, a farmer, aged seventy-two years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his daughter, Lizzie L. [(Lyman)] Fall, aged forty-one years (b. NH), his granddaughter, Ruth L. Fall, aged thirteen years (b. NH), and his servant, Woodbury Johnson, a farm laborer, aged forty years (b. NH). George Lyman owned their farm, free-and-clear. Lizzie L. Fall had been married for fifteen years; she was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

Harry S. Lyman, a prison officer, aged forty-six years (b. NH), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of fifteen years), Laura G. [(Huckins)] Lyman. aged thirty-six years (b. NH). Harry S. Lyman rented their house at 16 School Street.

George Lyman died of chronic Bright’s Disease in Milton, June 19, 1900, aged seventy-two years, six months. James J. Buckley, M.D., signed the death certificate.

LOCALS. Ex-county commissioner George Lyman of Milton died last Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul [Mrs. Fall], in that town, after an illness of Bright’s disease. He was about seventy-three years old. Mr. Lyman was a member of the grange and had held many town offices. He is survived by one son and one daughter and by his brother, the Hon. J.D. Lyman of Exeter, formerly of Farmington. Funeral this Thursday (Farmington News, June 22, 1900).

Brother John D. Lyman died of cystitis in Exeter, NH, July 31, 1902, aged seventy-nine years. (See Milton in the News – 1902).

Hon. John D. Lyman Dead. EXETER, N.H., August 1. Hon. John D. Lyman, known throughout the country as a writer upon agricultural subjects, died here today, aged 79 years (North Loup Loyalist (North Loup, NE), August 8, 1902).

Daughter Mrs. Lizzie O. [(Lyman)] Fall gave a report, in her capacity of Ceres, to the Eastern New Hampshire Pomona Grange meeting in Rochester, NH, – the largest ever held there – in December 1902. (See also Milton Delegate Bard B. Plummer (1846-1919) for a description of Grange offices).

Ceres in her report said: “What is harvesting now compared to what it used to be? Think of reaping, cradling, raking, binding and mowing, all by physical exertion, of threshing with the flail and winnowing with the wind; and then think of the reapers and binders, the mowing and threshing machines, the plows and cultivators upon, which the farmer can ride with comfort. Every agricultural implement tends to elevate the farmer, whether he knows it or not, for it gives him more time for thought and pleasure. We have the best country in the world, and farmers ought to be prosperous and happy, for happiness is the object of life” (New England Farmer (Boston, MA), December 27, 1902).

GRANGE NEWS AND NOTES. Items of Interest to Hollis Patrons. Eastern, N. II., pomona grange held a forenoon session with Dover grange, April 22. At the afternoon public meeting a very large audience attentively listened for three and one-fourth hours to a program of great merit arranged and conducted by Lecturer Mrs. Lizzie L. Fall of Milton. Greetings by Master E.M. Felker; invocation by the Rev. W.R. Clark; address of welcome by W.D.F. Hayden, master of Dover grange; response F.P. Wentworth, Rochester. Supper was served to 310 (Hollis Times (Hollis, NH), April 28, 1905).

Harry S. Lyman, a state prison officer, aged fifty-five years (b. NH), headed a Medford, MA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty [twenty-five] years), Laura G. [(Huckins)] Lyman, aged forty-six years (b. NH). Harry S. Lyman rented their house at 528 Main Street.

George G. Fall, an expressman, aged fifty-three years (b. ME), headed a Milton household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-six years), Lizzie L. [(Lyman)] Fall, aged fifty years (b. NH). George G. Fall owned their house, free-and-clear. Lizzie L. Fall was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

BUNKER HILL DISTRICT. Officers Herbert E. Chellis, Stephen R. Anderson and Fred Pfluger of the State Prison force returned to duty this morning at the prison after their vacation. Guardroom officer Harry S. Lyman, one of the “oldtimers” at the institution, is off duty on account of sickness since he left on his vacation the latter part of July (Boston Globe, August 31, 1916).

Harry S. Lyam [Lyman], aged sixty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Medford, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Laura G. [(Huckins)] Lyam, aged fifty-six years (b. NH). Harry S. Lyam rented their house at 528 Main Street.

George G. Fall, a Boston & Maine R.R. express messenger, aged sixty-three years (b. ME), headed a Milton household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of forty-seven years), Lizzie L. [(Lyman)] Fall, aged sixty years (b. NH). George G. Fall owned their farm on the Wakefield Road [White Mountain Highway] (at its intersection with Charles Street).

Walter N. Burke defaulted on a mortgage that involved several tracts of land, one of which tracts had some of George Lyman’s land as an abutter.

Also another tract of land situate in Milton, in said County of Strafford, and bounded as follows, to wit: beginning at the easterly corner of land formerly of Beard P. Varney, and running westerly by said Varney land to land of George Lyman; thence northerly by said Lyman land to the road leading, from the house of Hiram W. Ricker to South Milton; thence easterly by said road to land formerly owned by Isaac Wentworth; thence southerly by said Wentworth land and the road leading from South Milton by the house of the late Beard P. Varney to the bounds begun at, containing five acres, be the same more or less (Farmington News, February 13, 1925).

Son Harry S. Lyman died in Haverhill, MA, September 23, 1929, aged seventy-six years. (Laura J. (Huckins) Lyman’s sister, Bernice H. (Huckins) Kimball, lived in Haverhill, MA, with her husband, Amos M. Kimball, and their mother, Sarah J. (Tucker) Huckins).

DEATHS. LYMAN – In Haverhill, Mass., Sept. 23, Harry S. Lyman of 528 Main st., Medford, Mass. Funeral services will be held from the chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Mass., Wed., Sept. 25, at 3 o’clock. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery (Boston Globe, September 24, 1929).

Laura G. [(Huckins)] Lyman, a widow, aged sixty [sixty-six] years (b. NH), headed a Somerville, MA, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. She rented her apartment at 391 Broadway, for $65 per month. She did not have a radio set.

George G. Fall, a retiree, aged seventy-three years (b. ME), headed a Milton household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of forty-seven years), Lizzie L. [(Lyman)] Fall, aged seventy years (b. NH). George G. Fall owned their house, which was valued at $2,000. They did not have a radio set.

Son-in-law George C. Fall died of hypostatic pneumonia in his residence on the State Road, i.e., White Mountain Highway, in Milton, May 27, 1933, aged seventy-six years, nine months, and seventeen days. He was a retired express manager. Thomas K. Chesley, M.D., signed the death certificate.

Daughter Mrs. Lizzie [(Lyman)] Fall was on the Milton School Board in 1934, with Robert Page and Mrs. Grace Willey.

NUTE RIDGE. Nute Ridge school closed Wednesday, June 20, with exercises held at Nute chapel, which consisted of the following program. Song, “Hail, Glad Vacation;” school recitations, “Goin’ Fishing,” William Wilson, “A Boy’s Complaint,” Fred Boorack, “The Foolish Little Maiden,” Doris Goodwin; recitation and song, “The Bunnies Have a Visitor,” Myrtle Durkee; recitation, “Two Questions,” Virginia Peters; play, “Susanna’s Illness,” Norma Nute, Elsie Bigelow, Dorothy Perry, Charles Perry; recitations, “Rover in Church,” Elizabeth Perry, “My Live Dolly,” Emily Casey, “In Strict Confidence,” Paul Boorack, “Words,” Florence Bigelow; song, “School Days,” Myrtle Durkee, Paul Boorack; recitations, “A Mix Up in Days,” Dorothy Perry, “A Boy’s Troubles,” Francis Perry, “Growing,” Myrtle Durkee; “The Critic’s Advice,” Dorothy Goodwin; play, “Vacation Time,” school. One of the highlights of the program was six years old Robert Casey swinging his baton and directing the group singing which was done in a manner that suggested a veteran orchestra director. Robert Page, Mrs. Lizzie Fall and Mrs. Grace Willey of the Milton school board were present and made appropriate remarks. A goodly number of visitors were present, which included the present school nurse, Miss Northway, and past school nurse, Mrs. Stanley Tanner. The following children had perfect attendance for the entire year: John William, Florence, Elsie and Gerald Bigelow, Norma Nute and Myrtle Durkee (Farmington News, June 29, 1934).

WEST MILTON. Robert Page and Mrs. Lizzie Fall of the Milton school board were on the “west side” during the past week attending to transportation details, inspecting school buildings, etc. They were accompanied by E.A. Hodgdon (popularly known as Hoddy) who gave ample evidence that his jovial disposition still remains with him (Farmington News, September 7, 1934).

WEST MILTON. Mrs. Lizzie Fall, member of the Milton school board, was a visitor at the Nute Ridge school in connection with the taking of the school census. Norma Nute was the lone pupil that obtained 100 per cent in spelling for the month of September (Farmington News, September 28, 1934).

WEST MILTON. Ferne McGregor attended a convention of rural teachers held at Chocorua, Tuesday, and found herself booked for a talk on “Public activities in a rural school.” She was accompanied by Mrs. Lizzie Fall of the Milton school board and Miss Alice Dennison of Boston (Farmington News, November 2, 1934).

SANBORNVILLE. Miss Belle Fall, who closed her house some weeks ago and visited her niece in Wakefield, Mass., for a while, is now at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Lizzie Fall, Milton (Farmington News, January 18, 1935).

WEST MILTON. The many friends of Mrs. Lizzie Fall are pleased to learn of the progress made in recovering from her recent illness (Farmington News, June 28, 1935).

Daughter-in-law Mrs. Laura G. Lyman appeared in the Haverhill, MA, directory of 1938, as residing at 70 Hamilton avenue. (Amos M. (Bernice H.) Kimball, com. trav., had their house at 70 Hamilton avenue).

Daughter-in-law Laura G. [(Huckins)] Lyman died in the Phillips House, [Massachusetts General Hospital,] in Boston, MA, August 25, 1939, aged seventy-five years.

Death Notices. LYMAN – At Phillips House, August 25, Laura Gertrude, widow of Harry S. Lyman, formerly of Somerville. Funeral services will be held at the John E. Kauler Funeral Home, 67 Broadway, Somerville, Sunday, at 2 o’clock (Boston Globe, August 26, 1939).

Lizzie L. [(Lyman)] Fall, aged eighty years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. Her household included her grandson, Lyman Plummer, a [Strafford] county deputy sheriff, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH). They had both resided in the “same house” in 1935. Lizzie L. Fall owned their house, which was valued at $2,000.

Daughter Elizabeth C. “Lizzie” (Lyman) Fall died at the Jackson Nursing Home in Rochester, NH, of hypostatic pneumonia (following a fractured hip), June 4, 1943, aged eighty-four years, twenty-five years.

IN MEMORIAM. Lizzie L. Fall. Many Farmington people learned with regret of the death of Mrs. Lizzie L. Fall of South Milton which occurred last Friday at the Jackson Nursing home in Rochester, where she had been cared for during several months’ illness. Mrs. Fall was born in Milton, May 10, 1859, the daughter of George and Hannah (Plummer) Lyman. She was a 60-year member of Lewis Nute Grange, an honorary member of Eastern New Hampshire Pomona Grange, and a member of Fraternal Chapter O.E.S., of Farmington. Delegations from all of these organizations attended the funeral services, which were held at her home Monday afternoon. Surviving relatives include one daughter, Mrs. Bard Plummer of Milton, three granddaughters and two grandsons, Tech 2/c Bard Plummer, serving overseas, and Pfc Lyman Plummer, stationed in Boston (Farmington News, June 11, 1943).


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