Celestial Seasonings – January 2023

By Heather Durham | December 30, 2023

Happy New Year one and all! Before we begin discussing the new year, let’s travel back to last month for an Artemis update.

The space.com website gives us a brief but informative overview as follows:

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission, the agency’s first big step toward returning astronauts to the lunar surface, launched to the moon on Nov. 16 on a critical test flight to return astronauts to the moon. It splashed down on Dec. 11.

Artemis 1 is the first test flight of the agency’s new Space Launch System megarocket and the Orion spacecraft. The SLS rocket launched the uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a 26-day mission, during which it will orbit the moon before returning to Earth (Howell, Malik, 2022).

In addition, universe.com gives us a glimpse of what can be expected during this year.

Astronomy 2023 highlights include two fine solar eclipses, the Sun heading towards solar maximum, a series of spectacular lunar occultations and much more.

Been out enjoying the sky in 2022? The past year saw two fine total lunar eclipses, a surprise meteor outburst from the Tau Heraclids, a fine occultation of Mars by the Moon and more. Astronomy 2023 promises more of the same, plus much more” (Flannery, 2022).

Now, let us review January’s events.


January 3. Our Moon and Mars will travel close to each other and rise to the right.

January 4. The Quadrantid meteor shower will be its most prolific today. As well, our Earth will be at its closest point towards the Sun.

January 6. Today brings the full Wolf Moon.

January 12. Mars appears to reverse its direction.

January 14. The Moon will be in its final quarter.

January 19. The γ-Ursae Minorid meteor shower should peak today.

January 23. Mercury will reach its highest place in the sky.

January 24. Mercury will be at half phase and will shine brightly.

January 25. The Moon and Jupiter will rise to the right and orbit close to each other.

January 30. Mercury will be shining brightly as it reaches its greatest separation from the Sun. The Moon and Mars will travel close to each other and rise to the right.


References:

Ford, D.F. (n.d.). December 2022. Retrieved from in-the-sky.org

Milton Merchant Joseph Sayward (1817-1889)

By Muriel Bristol | December 25, 2022

Joseph Sayward, Jr., was born in Thomaston, ME, August 27, 1817, son of Joseph and Martha (Wheeler) Sayward. (His father was a sergeant in Capt. G. Coombs’ militia company, in Lt. Col. E. Foot’s regiment, when it was raised in Thomaston, ME, in September 1814, for coastal defense at Camden and Thomaston, ME).

In 1820 he [Joseph Sayward, Sr.] moved to Twenty-five Mile Pond Plantation, now Burnham, and in 1824 took an active part in the incorporation of that town. In 1828 he moved to Thorndyke, nine years after its incorporation, and from the virgin forest commenced to clear the farm on which the last fifty-three years of his life were spent (Sayward, 1890).

Joseph Sayward married (1st) in Vassalboro, ME, May 17, 1840, Mary A. Getchell. She was born circa 1818.

Joseph Sayward headed a Thorndyke, ME, household at the time of the Sixth (1840) Federal Census. His household included one male aged 20-29 years [himself], and one female aged 20-29 years [Mary A. (Getchell) Sayward]. One person in his household was engaged in Agriculture. (His father headed another Thorndike household).

Mary A. (Getchell) Sayward died in Unity, Waldo County, ME, April 27, 1849, aged thirty-one years. Son Charles Francis Sayward was born in Milton [?], circa 1849.

Joseph Sayward married (2nd), circa 1849, Ann E. Wiggin. She was born in Vassalboro, ME, circa 1829.

Joseph Sawords, a joiner, aged thirty years (b. ME), headed a Lebanon, ME, household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Ann [(Wiggins)] Sawords, aged twenty-two years (b. ME), and Charles H. Sawords, aged one year (b. ME). Their house appeared in the enumeration between those of John W. Ricker, aged twenty-three years (b. ME), and Daniel W. Horne, a blacksmith, aged forty-one years (b. ME).

Son Charles Francis Sayward died of dysentery in Milton, September 29, 1852, aged three years.

The Milton selectmen of 1855 were Jos. Sayward, Lewis Plummer, and J.C. Wentworth.

Daughter Martha A. “Mattie” Sayward was born in Milton, June 27, 1855.

The Milton selectmen of 1856 were Jos. Sayward, J.C. Wentworth, and D. Wallingford, Jr.

Son Frank Sayward was born in Milton, October 24, 1857. D.E. Palmer, M.D., reported the birth. Frank Sayward died in December 1859.

Milton - 1856 (Detail) - Sayward
Milton in 1856 (Detail). The “J. Sayward” residence on Main Street (NH Route 125), south of its intersection with Charles Street. This might have been the site of his shoe manufactory too, but there is also on the opposite side of the street, below its intersection with Silver Street, an “S.S.,” i.e., a shoe shop. Neither location would have had access to water power.

Son Fred B. Sayward was born in Milton, December 25, 1858. (Recorded as Frank B. Sayward). He was the fourth child; his father was a shoe manufacturer.

Joseph Sayward, aged forty-one years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Ann E. [(Wiggin)] Sayward, aged thirty-one years (b. NH), M.A. [Martha A.] Sayward, aged eight years (b. NH), and F.B. [Fred B.] Sayward, aged one year (b. NH). His household appeared in the enumeration between those of Joseph Nute, a laborer, aged sixty-one years (b. NH), and B.E. Witham, a laborer, aged thirty-four years (b. NH).

Joseph Sayward of Milton paid $7.21 as a 3% tax on 480 pairs of shoes (valued at $240.30) for the month of December in the US Excise Tax of 1862.

Joseph Sayward of Milton paid $10.62 as a 3% tax on 539 pairs of shoes (valued at $354.26) for the month of January in the US Excise Tax of 1863. Joseph Sayward of Milton paid $5.59 as a 3% tax on 300 pairs of shoes (valued at $186.52) for the month of January in the US Excise Tax of 1863.

The Milton selectmen of 1864 were T.H. Roberts, Jos. Sayward, and D.B. Goodwin.

The NH Bureau of Labor report of 1896 mentioned the destruction by fire of J. Sayward’s shoe manufactory in 1864.

… and J. [S]ayward, who carried on a successful [shoe manufactory] business at various times at Three Ponds, the latter continuing until burned out in 1864 (NH Bureau of Labor, 1896).

Joseph Sayward of Milton paid $5.83 on an auctioneer’s license in the month of October 1864.

The Milton selectmen of 1865 were Jos. Hayward [Sayward], J.U. Simes, and Ebenezer Wentworth.

Joseph Sayward of Milton paid $10 for a retail dealer’s license in the US Excise Tax of 1865. Joseph Sayward of Milton paid $10 for a retail dealer’s license in the US Excise Tax of 1866.

Joseph Sayward and sixty-eight other Milton residents petitioned the NH House seeking establishment of a NH state constabulary, i.e., a NH state police force, in 1867.

PETITIONS, ETC., PRESENTED AND REFERRED. To the Special Committee on the State Constabulary. By Mr. Gault, of Hooksett, petition of A. Burnham and forty seven others, of Hooksett; by Mr. Smith of Raymond, petition of Joseph Fullerton and fifty-six others of Raymond; by Mr. Miller, of New Durham, petition of Cyrus B. Bean and eighteen others of New Durham; by Mr. Lang, of Lee, petition of Mason Morse and one hundred and eighty-nine others of Lee; by Mr. George, of Lempster, petition of Collins Hurd and thirty-three others of Lempster; by Mr. Andrews, of Orange, petition of John W. Hodges and one hundred and sixty others of Canaan; petition of Moses R. Marshall and seventeen others of Pelham; petition of Joseph Sayward and sixty-eight others of Milton; by Mr. Horne, of Farmington, petition of R.M. Sargent and forty-two others of Farmington; – severally for a State Constabụlary (NH General Court, 1867). 

Joseph Sayward was one of the ten prominent Milton citizens who incorporated a private secondary school – the Milton Classical Institute – at Three Ponds Village in Milton, NH, in July 1867. The incorporators included also NH Governor’s Councilor (and ex-officio NH State Board of Education member) Charles Jones, Strafford Sheriff Luther Hayes, manufacturer Hiram V. Wentworth, Dr. George W. Peavey, William P. Tuttle, and others.

Joseph Sayward appeared in the Milton directories of 1868, and 1869-70, as a Milton merchant.

Mother Martha (Wheeler) Sayward died in Thorndike, ME, January 20, 1869, aged seventy-nine years.

We cherish all thy tender love, That once thy lips did speak, Though thou art sleeping in the grave, Thy spirit’s with the meek.

Joseph Sayward, a retail grocer, aged fifty-two years (b. ME), headed a Milton household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Ann E. [(Wiggin)] Sayward, keeping house, aged forty years (b. ME), Martha A. Sayward, a teacher, aged eighteen years (b. NH), Fred B. Sayward, at school, aged eleven years (b. NH), George W. Sayward, a retail grocer, aged thirty-seven years (b. ME), Gracia H. Sayward, at school, aged twelve years (b. ME), Nellie F. French, aged four years (b. MA). Joseph Hayward had real estate valued at $2,000 and personal estate valued at $1,620. His household appeared in the enumeration between those of Nathaniel G. Pinkham, works for shoe factory, aged thirty-six years (b. NH), and Joseph Mathes, a carpenter, aged fifty-four years (b. NH).

Thorndike, ME, sent father Joseph Sayward to the Maine House of Representatives in 1870.

REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED. Waldo – Entitled to 9. Republicans. Belfast, Willard P. Harriman; Unity, William Taber; Searsmont, James Severance; Monroe, Ashur H. Mayo; Thorndike, Joseph Sayward; Lincolnville, Henry Crehore; Searsport, Isaac Carver – 7. Democrats. Winterport, George White; Morrill, Thomas Storer – 3 (Kennebec Journal (Augusta, ME), September 21, 1870).

Brother George W. Sayward appeared in the Milton directory of 1871, as a Milton merchant.

Daughter Martha A. “Mattie” Sayward married in Rochester, NH, November 14, 1874, George E. Horne, she of Rochester, NH, and he of Lebanon, ME. He was a farmer, aged twenty-six years, and she was aged twenty-two years. Rev. Anthony C. Hardy performed the ceremony. Horne was born in Milton, circa 1848, son of Charles F. and Betsy Horne.

Joseph Sayward, a retail grocer, aged sixty-three years (b. ME), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Ann E. [(Wiggin)] Sayward, keeping house, aged sixty-seven years (b. ME), his son, Fred Sayward, clerk in store, aged twenty-one years (b. NH), his brother, George W. Sayward, a laborer, aged fifty years (b. ME), his niece, Nellie French, at home, aged fifteen years (b. MA), and his boarders, Lewis S. Clark, works in shoe shop, aged thirty-two years (b. VT), Elma J. Clark, works in shoe shop, aged twenty-two years (b. MA), Henry L. Cutter, works for express co., aged twenty-two years (b. MA), Bridget McQuade, works in woolen mill, aged thirty years (b. (Ireland), and William R. Pettee, a clerk in store, aged twenty years (b. MA). They resided on Charles Street.

George E. Horne, works in woolen mill, aged forty years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Mattie A. [(Sayward)] Horne, keeping house, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH), his son, Roy C. Horne, aged five years (b. NH), his servant, Anne Furbish, a domestic servant, aged twenty years (b. ME), and his boarders, John Moulton, works in woolen mill, aged forty-eight years (b. ME), Walter Cullen, works in shoe factory, aged twenty-one years (b. Ireland), Noah Eaton, a carpenter, aged fifty years (b. ME), John Mason, works in shoe factory, aged twenty years (b. NH), Thomas Keefe, a painter, aged thirty years (b. Ireland), Nellie Chamberlain, works in shoe factory, aged twenty-two years (b. NH), and C.H. Chamberlain, works in shoe factory, aged twenty-nine years (b. NH).

Father Joseph Sayward [Sr.] was quite sick in Thorndike, ME, in February 1881.

Thorndike. It is quite sickly at the present time. Joseph Sayward, one of our oldest towns men is quite sick. R.S. Rich, Esq., is very ill with rheumatic fever, and Isaac Collin has been afflicted some time with rheumatism. Daniel Cordon is teaching high school in Johnson’s Hall, and having quite a good attendance, he is one of our best teachers. Business continues good — Hay and potatoes are coming in every day in large quantities.  O.J. Farwell has a car load of wool ready for shipment (Republican Journal (Belfast, ME, February 24, 1881).

Father Joseph Sayward died in Thorndike, ME, April 21, 1881, aged eighty-eight years, eleven months, and twelve days.

Rest weary heart Like a tired child Upon its mother’s breast. Rest, sweetly rest.

Son Fred B. Sayward married in Rochester, NH, August 10, 1881, Helen Augusta Roberts, both of Rochester, NH. He was a merchant, aged twenty-two years, and she was aged twenty-two years. Rev. A.J. Quick performed the ceremony. She was born in Rochester, NH, April 17, 1857, daughter of John R. and Ellen Roberts.

LOCALS. Fred Sayward of Rochester handled the piano keys in a satisfactory manner last Friday and Monday evenings (Farmington News, April 12, 1889).

Joseph Sayward died in Rochester, NH, July 24, 1889, aged seventy-one years.

CLIPPINGS ABOUT ROCHESTER. The late Joseph Sayward had a policy for $5000 in the Granite State Mutual Aid Association. Soon after Mr. Sayward’s death the association went out of business. It had quite a sum of money on deposit in one of the banks of this village upon which Mrs. Sayward placed an attachment. On Wednesday she received $2500 in settlement of the claim, previous offer of 40 per cent having been declined (Farmington News, November 8, 1889).

Brother George W. Sayward died in Rochester, NH. March 3, 1898.

PERSONALS. Mr. Fred B. Sayward of Rochester was here on Wednesday (Portsmouth Herald, August 25, 1898).

George E. Horne, a shoe cutter, aged fifty-two years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-six years), Martha A. [(Sayward)] Horne, a boarding house keeper, aged forty-seven years (b. NH), his son, Roy C. Horne, a printer, aged twenty-four years (b. NH), and his boarder, Arthur Sewall, a shoe packer, aged seventeen years (b. ME). George E. Horne owned their house at 11 Glen Street., with a mortgage. Martha Horne was the mother of two children, of whom one was still living.

Fred P. Sayward, a music teacher, aged forty-one years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of eighteen years), Augusta [(Roberts)] Sayward, aged forty-one years (b. NH), his son, Carl B. Sayward, at school, aged ten years (b. NH), and his boarder, James A. Roberts, a hotel clerk, aged forty-three years (b. NH). Fred P. Sayward rented their house at 94 Charles Street. Augusta Sayward was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

George E. Horne, a shoe cutter, aged sixty-one years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-six years), Martha [(Sayward)] Horne, aged fifty-seven years (b. NH), his son, Roy C. Horne, a job work printer, aged thirty-four years (b. NH), his daughter-in-law (of seven years), Lucy M. Horne, a compositor, aged thirty years (b. NH), and his lodgers, George W. St. John, a printer, aged fifty-seven years (b. ME), Patrick S. Driscoll, a box mill bookkeeper, aged twenty-nine years (b. RI), and Royal Lord, a drug salesman, aged twenty years (b. NH). George E. Horne owned their house at 11 Glen Street., with a mortgage. Martha Horne was the mother of two children, of whom one was still living.

Fred B. Sayward, a moving picture piano player, aged fifty-one years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty years), Helen A. [(Roberts)] Sayward, aged fifty years (b. NH), and his boarder, Carrie Tabert, aged forty-three years (b. MA). Fred P. Sayward rented their portion of a two-family residence at 147 Charles Street. Helen A. Sayward was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

MR. COCHRANE DEAD. George Edward Cochrane, one of the best known attorneys in Strafford County, died last week Thursday night at the residence of Fred Sayward of Rochester, where he had been living since the death of his wife last spring. … (Farmington News, December 20, 1912).

LOCAL. Willey & Sayward, proprietors of the new moving picture house known as the Colonial Theatre, in Rochester, opened Saturday night (Farmington News, July 28, 1916).

George E. Horne, a school house janitor, aged seventy-one years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Martha A. [(Sayward)] Horne, aged sixty-seven years (b. NH), his son, Roy C. Horne, a print office proprietor, aged forty-four years (b. NH), his daughter-in-law, Lucy M. Horne, a print office printer, aged forty years (b. NH), and his boarder, Mary A. Atterton, a toilet article canvasser, aged forty-nine years (b. ME). George E. Horne owned their house at 11 Glen Street.

Fred B. Sayward, a theater pianist, aged sixty-one years (b. Milton, NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Helen A. [(Roberts)] Sayward, aged sixty years (b. Rochester, NH). Fred P. Sayward owned their house at 155 Charles Street. This particular census taker, McDowell Healey, collected more information than required in that he recorded birth town names, rather than just states. His supervisor crossed out the town names. His parents were said to have been born in Thorndyke, ME, and hers were born in Rochester, NH, and Dover, NH.

Son Fred B. Sayward died of natural causes at 155 Charles Street in Rochester, NH, May 7, 1920, aged sixty-one years, four months, and twelve days. He was a musician, who had resided in Rochester, NH, for fifty-two years, i.e., since circa 1867. His previous residence had been Milton. Forrest L. Keay, M.D. signed the death certificate.

George Horne, a school janitor, aged eighty-one years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Martha [(Sayward)] Horne, aged seventy-seven years (b. NH), his son, Roy Horne, a print office printer, aged fifty-four years (b. NH), and his servant, Elma J. Aula, a private family servant, aged seventy-one years (b. NH). George Horne owned their house at 11 Glen Street, which was valued at $3,200. They had a radio set.

Carl B. Sayward, a plumber, aged forty years (b. NH), headed a Cambridge, MA, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Anna [(Whitten)] Sayward, a printing co. bookkeeper, aged thirty-nine years (b. MA), his daughter, Priscilla Sayward, a retail store clerk, aged nine years (b. MA), and his mother, Helen A. [(Roberts)] Sayward, aged sixty [seventy] years (b. NH). Carl B. Sayward owned their house at 185 Lakeview Avenue, which was valued at $6,200. They had a radio set.

Son-in-law George E. Horne died in Rochester, NH, November 24, 1930, aged eighty-two years.

Daughter Martha A. (Sayward) Horne died of angina pectoris at 7 Central Avenue in Rochester, NH, January 7, 1933, aged eighty years, six months, and twenty-nine days. She had resided in Rochester, NH, for sixty years, i.e., since circa 1873. She had formerly lived in Milton.

Carl B. Sayward, a plumber, aged fifty years (b. NH), headed a Cambridge, MA, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Anna [(Whitten)] Sayward, a printing co. secretary, aged forty-nine years (b. MA), his daughter, Pricella Sayward, a retail store clerk, aged nineteen years (b. MA), and his mother, Helen A. [(Roberts)] Sayward, aged eighty-one years (b. NH). Carl B. Sayward owned their house at 185 Lakeview Avenue, which was valued at $6,500. They had all resided in the same house in 1935.

Daughter-in-law Helen A. (Roberts) Sayward died in Cambridge, MA, October 14, 1946, aged eighty-nine years.

DEATH NOTICES. SAYWARD – Helen Augusta, at her home, 183 Lakeview av., Cambridge, Mass., widow of the late Fred B. Funeral services will be held at the Edgerly Funeral Home, Rochester, N.H., Thursday afternoon at 1:30. (Boston Globe, October 15, 1946).

References:

Find a Grave. (2012, September 21). Martha A. Horne. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/97553396/martha-a-horne

Find a Grave. (2016, July 15). Fred B. Sayward. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/167015693/fred-b-sayward

Find a Grave. (2009, April 16). Joseph Sayward [Sr.]. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/35933597/sa

Find a Grave. (2008, November 20). Mary Sayward. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/31568225/mary-sayward

NH Bureau of Labor. (1896). Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=dEQbAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA23

NH General Court. (1867). Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of New-Hampshire. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=Z0AtAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA263

Sayward, Charles A. (1890). The Sayward Family: Being the History and Genealogy of Henry Sayward of York, and His Descendants. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=hnktAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA93

Milton Manufacturer Lewis N. Berry (1824-1863)

By Muriel Bristol | December 18, 2022

Lewis N. Berry was born in Strafford, NH, March 7, 1824, son of Mesach and Eliza (Kimball) Berry.

(The known children of Mesach and Eliza J. (Kimball) Berry were: Lewis N. Berry (1824–1863), Sarah E. Berry (1834–1874), Martha J. Berry (1836–1919), and Alice F. Berry (1844–1884)).

Meshach Berry headed a Strafford, NH, household at the time of the Sixth (1840) Federal Census. His household included one male aged 30-39 years [himself], one female aged 30-39 years [Eliza J. (Kimball) Berry], one male aged 15-19 years [Lewis N. Berry], two females aged 5-9 years [Sarah E. Berry and Martha J. Berry], and one female aged under-5 years. One member of his household was engaged in Agriculture. His household appeared in the enumeration between those of John Berry and Hiram Berry.

Lewis N. Berry married in Farmington, NH, June 17, 1848, Emily Maria Leighton, both of Farmington, NH. Rev. J.H. Nutter performed the ceremony. She was born in Somersworth, NH, March 11, 1827, daughter of Tristram and Betsy (Peavey) Leighton.

Lewis Berry appeared in the Dover, NH, directory of 1848, as a cordwainer, boarding at B. Davis’s house.

Meshach Berry, a farmer, aged forty-six years (b. NH), headed a Strafford, NH, household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Eliza [(Kimball)] Berry, aged forty-five years (b. NH), Martha J. Berry, aged fourteen years (b. NH), and Ellis F. [Alice F.] Berry, aged six years (b. NH). Meshach Berry had real estate valued at $1,000.

Lewis N. Berry, a shoemaker, aged twenty-six years (b. NH), headed a Dover, NH, household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Emily [(Leighton)] Berry, aged twenty-three years (b. NH), Sarah Berry, aged seventeen years (b. NH), and Laura A. Sleeper, aged eighteen years (b. NH). They resided in a two-family residence with the household of Nathaniel Montgomery, a laborer, aged forty-three years (b. NH).

Sister Sarah E. Berry married (1st) in Farmington, NH, April 29, 1852, Asa B. Hayes, Jr. He was born in Farmington, NH, in January 1830, son of Asa B. and Mehitable (Hayes) Hayes.

Mother Eliza (Kimball) Berry died in Strafford, NH, October 16, 1853.

Daughter Jeannette E. Berry was born in Milton, June 24, 1858.

Mesach Berry, a workman, aged fifty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included M.J. [Martha J.] Berry, aged twenty-three years (b. NH), and A.F. [Alice F.] Berry, aged fifteen years (b. NH). His household appeared in the enumeration between those of [his son,] Lewis N. Berry, a shoe manufacturer, aged thirty-six years (b. NH), and E.R. Lord, aged thirty-nine years (b. NH).

Lewis N. Berry, a shoe manufacturer, aged thirty-six years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Emily [(Leighton)] Berry, aged thirty-three years, and Janette E. Berry, aged three years (b. NH). Lewis N. Berry had real estate valued at $1,500 and personal estate valued at $2,000. His household appeared in the enumeration between those of James M. Twombly, a farmer, aged sixty years (b. NH), and Mesach Berry, a workman, aged fifty-seven years (b. NH).

Wentworth Hayes, a farmer, aged eighty-one years (b. NH), headed a Farmington, NH, household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Asa B. Hayes, a farmer, aged thirty years (b. NH), Sarah E. [(Berry)] Hayes, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH), Clara J. Hayes, aged five years (b. NH), Jesse B. Hayes, aged three years (b. NH), Cora Bell Hayes, aged two months (b. NH), and Lucy A. Pease, aged twelve years (b. MA). Asa B. Hayes had real estate valued at $1,800 and personal estate valued at $1,500.

Lewis N. Berry of Milton paid $10 for his manufacturer’s license for September in the US Excise Tax of 1862.

Lewis Berry received an initial appointment as a Milton justice-of-the-peace, September 13, 1862.

L.N. Berry of Milton paid $22.39 as a 3% tax on 1,260 pairs of split brogan shoes (valued at $746.55) for the month of October 1862 in the US Excise Tax of 1862. He paid $35.80 as a 3% tax on 1,560 pairs of brogan shoes (valued at $1,193.43) for the month of November 1862. He paid $23.59 as a 3% tax on 840 pairs of brogan shoes (valued at $786.51) for the month of December 1862.

Mother-in-law Elizabeth “Betsy” (Peavey) Leighton died of a bilious colic in Farmington, NH, December 25, 1862, aged seventy-two years. (There is a question mark next to the “62” of 1862 on the death certificate). She had been a farmer.

L.N. Berry of Milton paid $109.47 as a 3% tax on 3,960 pairs of shoes (valued at $3,649.05) for the month of February 1863 in the US Excise Tax of 1863. He paid $88.45 as a 3% tax on 3,000 pairs of shoes (valued at $2,948.40) for the month of March 1863. He paid $107.81 as a 3% tax on 3,660 pairs of shoes (valued at $3,593.70) for the month of April 1863. He paid $175.86 as a 3% tax on 6,360 pairs of shoes (valued at $5,856.30) for the month of May 1863. He paid also $6.67 for a renewed manufacturer’s license in May 1863.

Lewis N. Berry died of softening of the brain in Milton, June 5, 1863, aged thirty-nine years, three months. He had been a shoe manufacturer.

Brother-in-law Asa B. Hayes, Jr., died of consumption in Farmington, NH, September 16, 1863, aged thirty-three years. He had been a farmer.

Father Mesach Berry died in Farmington, NH, May 6, 1864, aged sixty-one years.

Lewis Berry appeared posthumously in NH Political Manual of 1866, as a Milton justice-of-the-peace. The court roster column reserved for his 1867 reappointment bore instead a notation that he was “dead.”

MILTON. Justices – Charles Jones, State; Elbridge W. Fox, Joseph Plummer, Luther Hayes, Ebenezer Wentworth, Ezra H. Twombly, Joseph Mathes, Charles A. Cloutman, Asa Jewett, Elias S. Cook, Lewis Berry, Joseph Cook, Robert Mathes (McFarland & Jenks, 1866).

Sister Sarah E. (Berry) Hayes married (2nd) in Farmington, NH, August 27, 1867, John F. Scruton, she of Farmington, NH, and he of Strafford, NH. She was a lady, aged thirty-three years, and he was a farmer, aged twenty-six years. Rev. N.S. Tufts performed the ceremony. Scruton was born in Strafford, NH, November 8, 1841, daughter of Joseph and Louisa (Brock) Scruton.

Emily [(Leighton)] Berry, keeping house, aged forty-three years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. Her household included her daughter, Jennette E. Berry, at school, aged thirteen years (b. NH). They resided in a two-family residence with the household of John L. Wing, a works in shoe factory, aged forty-six years (b. ME).

John F. Scruton, works in shoe manufactory, aged twenty-eight years (b. NH), headed a Farmington, NH, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Sarah E. [((Berry) Hayes)] Scruton, keeping house, aged thirty-two years (b. NH), Clara J. Hayes, at home, aged fifteen years (b. NH), Jessie B. Hayes, aged fourteen years (b. NH), Fannie S. Hayes, aged ten years (b. NH), Louis Scruton, aged two years (b. NH), and [Female] Scruton, aged two months (b. NH). John F. Scruton had personal estate valued at $1,000 and Sarah E. Scruton had real estate valued at $2,500.

Sister Martha Berry, without occupation, aged thirty-three years (b. NH), was one of about one hundred residents in the Rockingham County Farm in Brentwood, NH, at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. She could neither read nor write and was identified as being “idiotic.”

Geo. W. Webster, a shoe cutter, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH), headed a Haverhill, MA, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Harriet Webster, keeps house, aged thirty-four years (b. NH), Cora Webster, at home, aged four years (b. MA), Alice Berry, works in shoe factory, aged twenty-five years (b. NH), Hattie Jones, works in shoe factory, aged twenty-three years (b. NH), Lucas Poor, works in shoe factory, aged thirty years (b. NH), Greeley Cumming, a shoe contractor, aged thirty-five years (b. NH), Geo. S. Horn, works in shoe factory, aged twenty-five years (b. NH), Edward Hoyt, works in shoe factory, aged eighteen years (b. NH), John Gale, works in shoe factory, aged twenty years (b. NH), Elena Heart, no employment, aged sixty-two years (b. NH). Geo, Webster had real estate valued at $5,000 and personal estate valued at $1,000. Greeley Cumming has personal estate valued at $600; and Geo. S. Horn had person estate valued at $400.

Sister Alice F. Berry married in Barnstead, NH, April 2, 1871, Calvin C. Chesley, she of Haverhill, MA, and he of Barnstead, NH. He was a dentist, aged twenty-eight years, and she was aged twenty-five years. Rev. Hector Canfield performed the ceremony. Chesley was born in Barnstead, NH, circa 1842, son of Benjamin and Sally (Bodge) Chesley.

Father-in-law Tristram Leighton died in Rochester, NH, April 26, 1873.

Sister Sarah E. ((Berry) Hayes) Scruton died in Farmington, NH, January 14, 1874, aged thirty-nine years.

Son-in-law John F. Scruton married (2nd) in Barnstead, NH, November 23, 1876, Lydia A. Varney, he of Farmington, NH, and she of Madbury, NH. He was a farmer, aged thirty-five years, and she was a school teacher, aged thirty-six years. Rev. William Rogers performed the ceremony. She was born in Farmington, NH, circa 1840, daughter of Amos and Anna (Locke) Varney.

Emily [(Leighton)] Berry, works in shoe factory, aged fifty-three years (b. NH), headed a Dover, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. Her household included her daughter, Jennette Berry, keeping house, aged twenty-two years (b. NH). They resided in a three-family residence at 30 Franklin Street with the households of John Wiggin, retired, aged sixty-four years (b. NH), and Lucy Nute, keeping house, aged sixty-one years (b. NH).

Oliver Waldren, a farmer, aged fifty-two years (b. NH), headed a Madbury, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Mary E. Waldren, keeping house, aged fifty years (b. NH). and his servant, Martha J. Berry, a servant, aged forty-four years (b. NH).

Calvin C. Chesley, a dentist, aged thirty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Dover, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Alice F. [(Berry)] Chesley, keeping aged thirty-five years (b. NH). They resided on Arch Street.

Brother-in-law Calvin C. Chesley appeared in the Dover, NH, directory of 1884, as a dentist in Bracewell’s building, with his house on Washington street, at its corner with Arch street.

Sister Alice F. (Berry) Chesley died of cancer in Dover, NH, June 4, 1884, aged thirty-nine years. E.S. Berry, M.D., signed the death certificate.

Brother-in-law Calvin C. Chesley died of paralysis in Barnstead, NH, September 29, 1889, aged forty-seven years, three months, and twenty-eight days. He had been a dentist. G.H. Hawley signed the death certificate.

Alice L. [(Berry)] Chesley, widow of Calvin C. Chesley, appeared posthumously in the surviving Veterans Schedule of the Eleventh (1890) Federal Census. Both were deceased. He had been a private in Company B of the Twelfth NH Volunteer Infantry.

Mrs. Emily Berry appeared in the Dover, NH, directory of 1892, as a tailoress at 438 Central avenue, boarding at 43 Grove street. Miss Jennette E. Berry appeared as a clerk at 380 Central av., boarding at 43 Grove street. Miss Fannie E. Morrison appeared as a cashier at 380 Central av., boarding at 43 Grove street.

Mrs. Emily Berry appeared in the Dover, NH, directory of 1895, as a tailoress, with her house on Milk street, near Central av. Jennette E. Berry appeared as a clerk at 380 Central av., boarding at Mrs. Emily Berry’s house.

Daughter Jennette E. Berry died in Dover, NH, March 20, 1897, aged thirty-eight years.

Abednigo Drew, a wheelwright, aged sixty-one years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of nine years), Ella J. Drew, a boarding-house keeper, aged fifty-five years (b. NH), his brother-in-law, Tristram A. Smith, aged forty-two years (b. NH), his aunt, Emily [(Leighton)] Berry, aged seventy-three years (b. NH), and his boarders, Augustus Oniel, a heel trimmer, aged forty-one years (b. NH), Joseph Schlenken, a dry goods salesman, aged twenty-two years (b. MA), and Annie Schlenken, aged twenty-one years (b. NH).

Martha Berry, aged sixty-four years (b. NH), was one of eleven boarders in the Old Ladies Home on Deer Street in Portsmouth, NH, at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census.

Emily M. (Leighton) Berry died of stomach cancer on Charles Street in Rochester, NH, February 7, 1904, aged seventy-six years, ten months, and eighteen days. She had resided in Rochester for five years, i.e., since circa 1897. Her previous residence had been in Dover, NH. Robert V. Sweet, M.D., signed the death certificate.

PERSONAL. Mr. and Mrs. G.I. White and Mrs. A.R. Leighton were in Rochester Wednesday, attending the funeral of Mrs. Emily Berry. H.W. Andrews of Dover took charge of the express office during Mr. White’s absence (Farmington News, February 12, 1904).

Martha H. Berry, aged eighty [seventy-four] years (b. NH), was an inmate at the Rockingham County Farm at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census.

Sister Martha Berry died of senility at the Rockingham County Farm in Brentwood, NH, March 21, 1919, aged eighty-six years. She was said to have been born in Rochester, NY [NH], but had entered into care from Rye, NH, about fifty years, previously, i.e., circa 1869. A.W. Mitchell, M.D., signed the death certificate.

Brother-in-law John F. Scruton died of broncho-pneumonia in Farmington, NH, May 11, 1927, aged eighty-five years, six months, and three days. He had resided in Farmington, NH, for sixty-two years, i.e., since circa 1864-65, with his previous residence having been in Strafford, NH. He had been a farmer. D.L. Stokes, M.D., signed the death certificate.

LOCAL. John Frank Scruton, aged 85, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of this town, died at his home in West Farmington on Wednesday night. The funeral services will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. Owing to the lateness of the hour at which the report was received, it is impossible to publish a full account this week. Particulars will appear next week (Farmington News, May 13, 1927).


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McFarland & Jenks. (1866). Political Manual for the State of New Hampshire. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=g4ABAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA3-PA127

Milton’s Washburn Bros. Shoe Manufacturers – c1849-1856

By Muriel Bristol | December 11, 2022

David Washburn was born in Natick, MA, March 7, 1815, and Samuel Washburn was born in Natick, MA, April 10, 1823, both sons of Jedediah and Mehitable “Mitta” (Frost) Washburn.

David Washburn married in Natick, MA, December 16, 1834, Eliza Jane Parker, both of Natick, MA. She was born in Framingham, MA, June 6, 1817, daughter of Artemas and Almy (Clark) Parker.

Almy Clark Washburn was born in Natick, MA, September 27, 1835, daughter of David and Eliza J. (Parker) Washburn. She was a namesake for her maternal grandmother, Almy (Clark) Parker. Romanzo Neridin Washburn was born in Natick, MA, July 4, 1839, son of David and Eliza J. (Parker) Washburn.

David Washburn headed a Natick, MA, household at the time of the Sixth (1840) Federal Census. His household included one male aged 20-29 years [himself], one female aged 20-29 years [Eliza J. (Parker) Washburn], two males aged 15-19 years [Samuel Washburn [?] and another], one female aged 10-14 years, one female aged under-5 years [Alma C. Washburn], and one male aged under-5 years [Romanzo N. Washburn]. Three members of his household were engaged in Manufacture and the Trades.

Mary Eliza Washburn was born in Natick, MA, April 4, 1845, son of David and Eliza J. (Parker) Washburn.

Samuel Washburn married in Natick, MA, April 28, 1848, Abigail W. Haynes, both of Natick, MA. He was a cordwainer, aged twenty-three years, and she was aged twenty years. Rev. Samuel Hunt performed the ceremony. She was born in Natick, MA, March 8, 1830, daughter of Martin and Hannah (Carter) Haynes.

The Washburn brothers moved from Natick, MA, to Milton and there carried on a shoe manufacturing business at Milton Three Ponds from about 1849 to sometime around 1856.

… and D. & S. Washburn, L. Berry and J. Layward [Sayward], who carried on a successful [shoe manufacturing] business at various times at Three Ponds, the latter continuing until burned out in 1864 (NH Bureau of Labor, 1896).

Edgar Warren Washburn was born in Milton, July 12, 1849, son of Samuel and Abby W. (Haynes) Washburn.

Oscar Jedediah Washburn was born in Milton, January 28, 1850, son of David and Eliza J. (Parker) Washburn.

David Washburn, a shoe manufacturer, aged thirty-five years (b. MA), headed a Milton household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Eliza J. [(Parker)] Washburn, aged thirty-three years (b. MA), Alma E. Washburn, aged fourteen years (b. MA), Romanzo N. Washburn, aged ten years (b. MA), Mary E. Washburn, aged five years (b. MA), and Oscar J. Washburn, aged four months (b. NH). His household appeared in the enumeration between those of John Scates, a tailor, aged forty-five years (b. ME), and [his brother,] Samuel Washburn, a shoe manufacturer, aged twenty-seven years (b. MA).

Samuel Washburn, a shoe manufacturer, aged twenty-seven years (b. MA), headed a Milton household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Abby W. [(Haynes)] Washburn, aged twenty-two years (b. MA), and Edgar W. Washburn, aged eleven months (b. NH). His household appeared in the enumeration between those of [his brother,] David Washburn, a shoe manufacturer, aged thirty-five years (b. MA), and Robert Mathes, a trader, aged thirty-seven years (b. NH).

D. Washburn appeared in a MA register of 1852, as a shoe manufacturer, resident in Natick, MA (Lord & Holbrook, 1852). It would seem that he had resettled his family back in Natick, MA, while he continued as a Milton shoe manufacturer. (His family would appear without him in Natick, MA, in the MA State Census of 1855).

Milton sent Rev. James Doldt and John D. Lyman to Concord, NH, as its NH State Representatives for the 1853-54 biennium. For some reason, Rev. James Doldt dropped out after the first year and was replaced by Samuel Washburn for the second (1854) year. Washburn served on the NH House Education Committee.

The NH House voted on a series of four NH House Resolutions intended to advise or direct its Federal delegation (NH General Court, 1854).

The issues involved in these resolutions concerned the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which had admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state, while limiting the territory available for the expansion of slavery. But the Missouri Compromise had been recently repealed by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which would allow for local option regarding slavery in the territories. Its repeal would set the scene for partisan violence in “Bleeding Kansas” and would be the subject of the Lincoln-Douglas debates: US Senator Stephen A. Douglas having been the author of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. (See also Milton and Abolitionism).

Resolved, That the State of New Hampshire reaffirms the principles promulgated by her House of Representatives in 1850, “that the people are bound by no compact, express or implied, to suffer the introduction of slavery into territory now free, and that they are unalterably opposed to the erection of any territory without its prohibition by positive law;”

This first resolution passed by a vote of 159-118, with Milton Rep. John D. Lyman voting “aye,” and Milton Rep. Samuel Washburn voting “nay.”

Resolved, That the repeal of the Missouri Compromise by the passage of the Nebraska and Kansas bill, so called, was in violation of those principles, was unnecessary, impolitic, a breach of faith with the North, dangerous and wrong;

This second resolution passed by a vote of 154-120, with Rep. Lyman voting “aye,” and Rep. Washburn voting “nay.”

Resolved, That the course of George W. Morrison and George W. Kittredge, a portion of our delegation in Congress, in resisting such repeal, receives the hearty and united approval of the people of New Hampshire; 

US Reps. George W. Morrison (1809-1888) of Manchester, NH, and George W. Kittredge (1805-1881) of Newmarket, NH, have been characterized as anti-Kansas-Nebraska Act Democrats. This third resolution passed by a vote of 155-110, with Rep. Lyman voting “aye,” and Rep. Washburn voting “nay.”

Resolved, that the course of Harry Hibbard, Moses Norris and Jared W. Williams, the other members of our delegation, in voting for such repeal, was in opposition to the wishes of the people of the State, treacherous to freedom and the great cause of equality and human rights, and meets our decided reprobation;

US Rep. Harry Hibbard (1816-1872) of Bath, NH, and US Senators Moses Norris (1799-1855) of Pittsfield, NH, and Jared W. Williams (1796-1864) of Lancaster, NH, were Democrats who were in favor of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This fourth resolution passed by a vote of 151-118, with Rep. Lyman voting “aye,” and Rep. Washburn voting “nay.”

Frank Samuel Washburn was born in Milton (“Milton Falls”), August 16, 1854, son of Samuel and Abby W. (Haynes) Washburn.

Eliza J. [(Parker)] Washburn, aged thirty-eight years (b. MA), headed a Natick, MA, household at the time of the First (1855) MA State Census. Her household included Almy C. Washburn, aged twenty years (b. MA), Romanso N. Washburn, aged sixteen years (b. MA), Mary E Washburn, aged ten years (b. MA [SIC]), and Oscar J. Washburn, aged five years (b. MA [SIC]). They shared a two-family residence with the household of Mary A. Bigelow, aged fifty-eight years (b. MA).

The Washburn brothers, including Samuel Washburn’s family, left Milton and returned to their native Natick, MA, at some time between July 1855 and June 1860.

Daughter Almy C. Washburn married (1st) in Natick, MA, January 1, 1856, Charles M. Felch, both of Natick, MA. He was a shoe manufacturer, aged twenty-one years, and she was aged twenty years. Rev. Elias Atick performed the ceremony. Felch was born in Natick, MA, in 1834, son of Asa and Ellen (Haven) Felch.

David Washburn, a mechanic, aged forty-five years (b. MA), headed a Natick, MA, household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Eliza J. [(Parker)] Washburn, aged forty-two years (b. MA), Romanzo Washburn, a bookkeeper, aged twenty-one years (b. MA), Mary E. Washburn, aged fifteen years (b. MA), Oscar J. Washburn, aged ten years (b. MA [SIC]), and Ann Coultra, a milliner, aged thirty-two years (b. VT). David Washburn had real estate valued at $2,000 and personal estate valued at $500.

Samuel Washburn, a shoe maker, aged thirty-six years (b. MA), headed a Natick, MA, household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Abby W. [(Haynes)] Washburn, aged twenty-eight years (b. MA), Edgar W. Washburn, aged ten years (b. MA), and Frank S. Washburn, aged five years (b. MA).

Son R.N. Washburn of Natick, MA, a clerk, aged twenty-five years, enlisted in the U.S. Army in Washington, DC, June 23, 1864. He had blue eyes, dark hair, and a dark complexion. He served as a hospital steward with the 39th MA infantry until discharged July 11, 1865.

Son-in-law Charles M. Felch died of typhoid fever in Medford, MA, April 23, 1864, aged twenty-five years, six months.

Son Romanzo N. Washburn married in Augusta, ME, August 22, 1865, Annie Church, he of Natick, MA, and she of Augusta, ME. Rev. John Young performed the ceremony. She was born in Augusta, ME, June 14, 1843, daughter of Amos and Catherine (Stackpole) Church.

Daughter Mary E. Washburn married in Natick, MA, September 8, 1865, Sylvanus Stewart, she of Natick, MA, and he of Haverhill, MA. She was aged twenty years, and he was a hatter, aged twenty-five years. Rev. E.E. Strong performed the ceremony. Stewart was born in Haverhill, MA, April 14, 1840, son of John and Alice (Webster) Stewart.

David Washburn, a shoe [clerk?], aged fifty years (b. MA), headed a Natick, MA, household at the time of the Second (1865) MA State Census. His household included Eliza J. [(Parker)] Washburn, a housewife, aged forty-seven years (b. MA), Mary E. Washburn, aged twenty years (b. MA), Oscar J. Washburn, aged fifteen years (b. NH), Almy C. [(Washburn)] Felch, aged twenty-nine years (b. MA), Jennie A. Felch, aged eight years (b. MA), Joseph Currier, a soldier, aged twenty-seven years (b. ME), and Emily R. Currier, aged twenty-four years (b. ME).

Samuel Washburn, a bookmaker, aged forty-one years (b. MA), headed a Milford, MA, household at the time of the Second (1865) MA State Census. His household included Abby W. [(Haynes)] Washburn, a housekeeper, aged thirty-six years (b. MA), Edgar W. Washburn, aged fifteen years (b. MA), and Frank S. Washburn, aged ten years (b. MA).

Daughter Almy C. (Washburn) Felch married (2nd) in Natick, MA, December 12, 1866, George W. Lewin, both of Natick, ME. He was a pattern fitter, aged thirty-one years, and she was aged thirty-one years. Rev. W.C. Ayres performed the ceremony. Lewin was born in Swansea, MA, February 22, 1836, son of William and Fanny (Briggs) Lewin.

David Washburn, works in shoe factory, aged fifty-five years (b. MA), headed a Natick, MA, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Eliza J. [(Parker)] Washburn, keeping house, aged fifty-three years (b. MA), and Oscar J. Washburn, a dentist, aged twenty years (b. NH). David Washburn had real estate valued at $3,500 and personal estate valued at $250.

Samuel Washburn, a shoe factory cutter, aged forty-two years (b. MA), headed a Chicago, IL, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Abby W. Washburn, a dressmaker, aged forty years (b. MA), and Frank Washburn, aged sixteen years (b. NH). Samuel Washburn had personal estate valued at $500.

Son Edgar W. Washburn married in Waltham, MA, October 12, 1872, Helen Maria Avery, he of Framingham, MA, and she of Boston, MA. He was a layer, aged twenty-three years, and she was aged nineteen years. Rev. E.E. Strong performed the ceremony. She was born in Dedham, MA, January 24, 1853, daughter of John C. and Huldah M. (Allen) Avery.

David Washburn appeared in the Natick, MA, directory of 1873, as a leather cutter, with his house on Washburn street. Romanzo N. Washburn appeared as a bookkeeper, with his house on Washington street.

Son Oscar J. Washburn married in Sherborn, MA, January 6, 1876, Emma J. Leland, he of Natick, MA, and she of Sherborn, MA. He was a dentist, aged twenty-five years, and she was aged twenty-four years. Rev. E. Dowse performed the ceremony. She was born in Eden, ME, October 6, 1851, daughter of Amariah and Martha (Anderson) Leland.

Son Frank S. Washburne married in St. Joseph, MI, August 12, 1877, Clara Josephine Gentzler, he of Chicago, IL, and she of St. Joseph, MI. He was a clerk, aged twenty-three years, and she was aged twenty-two years. Rev. George S. Barnes performed the ceremony. She was born in Waukegan, WS [IL], circa 1854, daughter of Rev. John C. and Rebecca Gentzler.

PERSONAL. Mr. Frank S. Washburne, with J.V. Farwell & Co., of this city, will be married to Miss Clara Gentzler at the residence of the bride’s father, the Rev. J.C. Gentzler, St. Joseph, Mich., on Monday evening (Chicago Tribune, August 12, 1877).

David Washbourn, a grocer, aged sixty-five years, headed a Vassalboro, ME, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Eliza J. [(Parker)] Washbourn, keeping house, aged sixty-two years (b. MA).

Samuel Washburn, a grocer, aged fifty-six years (b. MA), headed a Chicago, IL, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Abby W. [(Haynes)] Washburn, a housekeeper, aged fifty years (b. MA), his sons, Edgar W. Washburn, a lawyer, aged thirty years (b. MA), Frank S. Washburn, a grocer’s clerk, aged twenty-five years (b. MA), and his daughters-in-law, Clara Washburn, aged twenty-four years (b. IL), and Mariah Washburn, aged twenty-two years (b. IL).

Eliza J. (Parker) Washburn died in Natick, MA, March 12, 1884.

Son Romanzo N. Washburn died of paralysis in Orford, NH, March 22, 1887, aged forty-seven years, seven months, and eighteen days. He was a bookkeeper. E.E. Chase, M.D., signed the death certificate.

David Washburn died in Haverhill, MA, August 17, 1887.

Daughter Almy C. ((Washburn) Felch) Lewin died of pneumonia in Fall River, MA, October 9, 1888, aged fifty-three years, and twelve days.

Samuel Washburne, aged seventy-seven years (b. MA), headed a Chicago, IL, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of fifty-two years), Abbie W. [(Haynes)] Washburne, aged seventy years (b. MA), his son, Sidney W. Washburne, retired, aged forty-nine years (b. NH), and his sister [-in-law], Emeline C. Haynes, aged seventy-six years (b. MA). Samuel Washburne owned their house at 1400 Clark Street, with a mortgage. Abbie W. Washburne was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

Son Edgar W. Washburn died in Chicago, IL, February 24, 1905, aged fifty-four years.

Son-in-law Sylvanus Stewart died of acute bronchitis and pulmonary tuberculosis at 45 Columbia Park in Haverhill, MA, May 17, 1906, aged sixty-six years, one month. He was a retired restaurant keeper.

Daughter-in-law Anna (Church) Washburn died of a heart ailment in Salem, MA, March 23, 1907, aged sixty-three years, nine months, and nine days.

Mary E. (Washburn) Stewart of Merrimac, MA, died of cerebral apoplexy at 86 Fourteenth Avenue in Haverhill, MA, March 13, 1908, aged sixty-two years, eleven months. A.M. Hubble, M.D., signed the death certificate. She was the daughter of David and Eliza J. (Parker) Washburn, and widow of Sylvanus Stewart.

Samuel Washburne died in Chicago, IL, November 26, 1908, aged eighty-six years

OBITUARY. SAMUEL WASHBURNE, 86 years old, who had been a resident of Chicago since before the great fire, died yesterday at residence, 1402 North Clark street. Before coming to Chicago, he resided in Natick, Mass., and in New Hampshire, where he was a member of the legislature. He retired from business fifteen years ago. A widow survives (Chicago Tribune, November 27, 1908).

Abby W. (Haynes) Washburn died in Chicago, IL, April 28, 1914.

Son Oscar J. Washburn died of arsenical poisoning on Maple Street in North Brookfield, MA, March 1, 1915, aged sixty-five years, one month, and one day. He had been a dentist.

Son-in-law George W. Lewin died in Fall River, MA, February 10, 1923, aged eighty-six years.

FR230210 - George W LevinObituary. GEORGE W. LEWIN. George W. Lewin, of 86 Cherry street, a prominent member of Richard Borden Post, G.A.R., died at his home this morning after an illness of nearly two months. He was in his 87th year. George Washington Lewin was born Feb. 22, 1836, in Swansea, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Y. Lewin. During Civil War he gave 37 months of service as a sergeant in the 22nd Massachusetts Regiment. He took part in important battles of the war, suffering wounds on several occasions. After the war he was employed in a foundry here. For the past 20 years of his life he operated a comb manufactory on Second street. Surviving him are a daughter, Miss Fannie E. Lewin, a step-daughter, Mrs. Jennie Winslow, a brother John Lewin of this city, a half-brother Gardner Lewin, and a half-sister, Mrs. Annie Strange, both of Pottersville (Fall River Globe, February 10, 1923).

Son Frank S. Washburn died in Chicago, IL, May 28, 1924.

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West Milton Manufacturer John E. Goodwin (1820-1893)

By Muriel Bristol | December 4, 2022

John Elkins Goodwin was born in Middleton, NH, September 14, 1820, son of Deacon Joseph and Anna (Hanson) Goodwin. (Joseph and Anna Goodwin would be in 1827 two of the ten founding members of Milton’s Christian Church, in which Joseph Goodwin would be a deacon).

Joseph Goodwin headed a Milton household at the time of the Sixth (1840) Federal Census. His household included one male aged 50-59 years [himself], one female aged 50-59 years [Anna (Hanson) Goodwin], and three males aged 15-19 years [John E. Goodwin, Shepard K. Goodwin, and Charles H. Goodwin]. Four members of his household were engaged in Agriculture.

John E. Goodwin married (1st), probably in West Milton, September 14, 1844, Leah Hayes Wentworth. She was born in Milton, June 7, 1826, daughter of Joseph C. and Tryphena R. (Burnham) Wentworth.

Son Henry Clayton Goodwin, was born in Milton, May 14, 1846. (He seemed also to be known, at least initially, as Joseph Henry Goodwin or Joseph Henry Clayton Goodwin). Daughter Leah Helen Goodwin was born in Milton, September 18, 1848.

Milton - 1856 (Detail) - GoodwinvilleJohn E. Goodwin and his younger brother, Charles H. Goodwin, opened a shoe manufactory in the Goodwinville area of West Milton in the mid to late 1840s.

MILTON. Among the early manufacturers of shoes in this town were John E. Goodwin & Co., at West Milton, who gave employment to 25 or 30 hands in cutting and putting up stock, to be fitted and bottomed by the people of the town (NH Bureau of Labor, 1896)).

It seems unlikely that Goodwinville had the ability to run water-powered machinery. This description aligns with accounts of older hand methods. Their staff of 25-30 hands were employed to cut out the various shoe components from leather. Then those shoe components might be distributed to local households for assembly into shoes on a piece-work basis. This would have been a welcome part-time sort of job for agricultural workers, especially during any “down” periods, such as wintertime.

Leah H. (Wentworth) Goodwin died September 22, 1848.

John E. Goodwin married (2nd) in Milton, March 11, 1849, Eliza Hayes, both of Milton. Rev. James Doldt performed the ceremony. She was born in Milton, July 23, 1825, daughter of Ichabod and Sarah “Sally” (Card) Hayes.

Brother Charles H. Goodwin married in Milton, September 8, 1849, Susan E. Wentworth, both of Milton. Rev. J.T. Colby performed the ceremony. She was born in Milton, June 13, 1832, daughter of Joseph C. and Tryphena R. (Burnham) Wentworth. (She was a sister of the late Leah H. (Wentworth) Goodwin).

At West Milton, formerly called Goodwinville, John E. and Chas. Goodwin built and operated a shoe factory which soon made that village a prosperous place. After the business had been carried on with success for a dozen or fifteen years, the factory was closed, John E. Goodwin going to Dover to take charge of a factory there, and Charles to become a traveling salesman for a Boston firm (Mitchell-Cony, 1908). 

John E. Goodwin, a shoe manufacturer, aged thirty years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Eliza [(Hayes)] Goodwin, aged twenty-five years (b. NH), Joseph H. Goodwin, aged three years (b. NH), and Leah H. Goodwin, aged two years (b. NH). John E. Goodwin had real estate valued at $3,000. His household appeared in the enumeration between those of Charles H. Goodwin, a trader, aged twenty-five years (b. NH), and Shepherd Goodwin, a shoemaker, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH). (The household of his brother, Daniel B. Goodwin, a blacksmith, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH), appeared higher up on the same page; and that of his father, Joseph Goodwin, a blacksmith, aged sixty-seven years (b. NH), appeared lower down on the same page).

John E. Goodwin received an initial five-year appointment as a Milton justice-of-the-peace, July 5, 1850. (Charles C. Hayes was also appointed that same day).

Daughter Laura May Goodwin was born May 26, 1851. Daughter Alice Eliza Goodwin was born in Milton, March 19, 1853.

John E. Goodwin and another twenty-one Milton inhabitants petitioned the NH legislature in July 1855, seeking removal of then Strafford County Sheriff, George W. Brasbridge (1784-1856) of Somersworth, NH. The Milton petition was only one of seven similar petitions seeking this Sheriff’s removal (NH General Court, 1855). Many other NH county officials, especially judges and sheriffs, were singled out for removal too. One might suppose it had something to do with their enforcement of the controversial Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. The officials petitioned against were possibly Democrats or pro-slavery Whigs. (See also Milton and Abolitionism).

Milton’s NH state representatives for the 1855-56 biennium were Eli Wentworth and David Wallingford. On Thursday, July 12, 1855, a majority of 169 NH State Representatives (71.9%), including Rep. David Wallingford, voted to concur with a NH State Senate vote to remove Sheriff Brasbridge from office. A minority of 66 NH State Representatives (28.1%), including Rep. Eli Wentworth, voted not to concur in removing Sheriff Brasbridge (NH House, 1855).

The Whig party was then in its death throes. An American or Native-American party – known also as the “Know-Nothing” party, due to its semi-secret nature – was one of the political entities that sought to fill the vacuum left by the collapse of the Whigs. The “Know-Nothings” were opposed to slavery, and proponents of women’s rights, temperance, increased government regulation, and inflationary government spending. But they are associated often with their opposition to immigration, especially any non-Protestant immigration. (The tide of largely Irish Catholic famine immigrants in the east and Chinese immigrants in the west was then flowing).

“Know-Nothings” had won 51% of NH state elections of November 1854. (But the Brasbridge removal proportion of 71.9% was greater than that “Know-Nothing” proportion alone).

An anti-“Know-Nothing” Washington editor characterized the NH legislative majority of 1855-56 as a “miserable, shameless faction”:

We feel some repugnance to allude to the general character and conduct of the New Hampshire legislature during its recent session. It was such a legislature as that noble little State never had before, and we are satisfied never will have again. She has had the misfortune, with many other northern States, to fall temporarily into the hands of a miserable, shameless faction, which the great majority of her people at this day both condemn and despise, and are only anxious to prove to the world how heartily they have repented of their political folly at their last election. We have neither the space nor the disposition to review the proceedings of this legislature during its recent session, much as it offers for useful comment; but the passage from its history imbodied in the “list of acts, resolutions, and addresses passed June session, 1855,” may serve to show not only what is the spirit, the elevation of purpose, the patriotism of know-nothing legislatures, but also how false is the allegation of the recent Commissioner of the Land Office. By the list above referred to, and which we give below, it will be seen that the legislature have adopted addresses for the removal of more than twenty officers, including judges, sheriffs, and others, whose term of service had not expired, and would not expire in many instances for years, and none of whom could be removed from office but by the extraordinary method of address – a proceeding so unusual and so unparalleled that no officers have thereby, except for incompetency, been removed in that State since the “reign of terror” in 1813, when many democrats – and among them Governor Benjamin Pierce, father of the present Chief Magistrate of the United States – were “addressed” out of office by the then federal legislature for their bold and persistent advocacy and defence of the principles which brought about, and the men who carried on, that second war of independence (Washington Union (Washington, DC), July 21, 1855).

A new anti-slavery Republican party was rising also at this time. Its initial adherents were an assemblage of former Whigs, Free-Soilers, Liberty party adherents, anti-slavery Democrats, and others, and would include even some admixture from the short-lived “Know-Nothing” party. The Republican party’s first presidential candidate, in November 1856, would be Sen. John C. Fremont, of California. (Their second presidential candidate, in November 1860, would be Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois).

Son John Fremont Goodwin was born in West Milton, January 12, 1857. (He was likely a namesake for Sen. John C. Fremont, of California).

Milton sent John E. Goodwin and Daniel E. Palmer to the NH House of Representatives for the 1859-60 biennium.

John E. Goodwin received a renewal of his five-year appointment as a Milton justice-of-the-peace, June 27, 1860.

Goodwin, John E.John E. Goodwin, a shoe manufacturer, aged forty years (b. NH), headed a Milton (“West Milton P.O.”) household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Eliza [(Hayes)] Goodwin, aged thirty-five years (b. NH), J.H. [Joseph H.] Goodwin, aged fourteen years (b. NH), L.H. [Leah H.] Goodwin, aged twelve years (b. NH), L.M. [Laura M.] Goodwin, aged nine years (b. NH), A.B. [Alice E.] Goodwin, aged seven years (b. NH), and J.F. [John F.] Goodwin, aged three years (b. NH). John E. Goodwin had real estate valued at $7,000 and personal estate valued at $5,000. His household appeared in the enumeration between those of George F. Nute, a shoe cutter, aged thirty-two years (b. NH), and his brother, Daniel B. Goodwin, a farmer, aged forty-nine years (b. NH).

C.H. Goodwin, a shoe manufacturer, aged thirty-five years (b. NH), headed a Milton (“West Milton P.O.”) household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Susan E. [(Wentworth)] Goodwin, aged twenty-five years. and Abba A. Goodwin, aged six years (b. NH). Charles H. Goodwin had real estate valued at $1,500 and personal estate valued at $600. His household appeared in the enumeration between those of [his brother,] George W. Goodwin, a merchant, aged forty-two years (b. NH), and a vacant house.

Daughter Eliza Hayes Goodwin was born and died in Milton, October 15, 1861. Her mother, Eliza (Hayes) Goodwin, died in Milton on that same day, October 15, 1861.

John E. Goodwin married (3rd) in Concord, NH, May 7, 1862, Pamelia N. (Davis) Pinkham, he of Milton and she of Concord, NH. He was a shoemaker, aged forty-one years, and she was aged thirty-three years. Rev. E.E. Cummings performed the ceremony. Mrs. Pinkham was born in Alton, NH, in 1829, daughter of Rev. Jacob and Lois (Kelley) Davis. (Her first husband, James H. Pinkham, had died of consumption in Milton, December 21, 1853, aged twenty-nine years, five months).

John E. Goodwin of Milton paid $9.96 as a 3% tax on 430 pairs of shoes (valued at $332) for the month of December in the US Excise Tax of 1862. (See also Milton’s US Excise Tax of 1862).

John E. Goodwin of Milton paid $20.63 as a 3% tax on 15 cases of shoes (valued at $687) for the month of January in the US Excise Tax of 1863. He paid $130.68 as a 3% tax on 4,440 pairs of shoes (valued at $4,356) in April 1863. He paid $66.23 as a 3% tax on 2,652 pairs of shoes (valued at $2,207.80) in June 1863.

John E. Goodwin of Milton, a shoe manufacturer, aged forty-two years (b. NH) registered for the Class II military draft in June 1863. Brother Charles H. Goodwin of Farmington, NH, registered there June 30, 1863.

John E. Goodwin of Milton paid $83.97 as a 3% tax on 3,050 pairs of shoes (valued at $2,799) for the month of August in the US Excise Tax of 1863. He paid $64.89 as a 3% tax on 35 cases of shoes (valued at $2,163) in November 1863. (See also Milton’s US Excise Tax of 1863).

John E. Goodwin & Co. transferred its shoe operations from Goodwinville in West Milton to Dover, NH, in the latter part of 1863. They had access perhaps to water power there or, at least, access to a larger labor pool.

The major shop locations [in Dover, NH,] were at the corners of Chestnut and Third, Chestnut and Fourth, Chestnut and Lincoln, Chestnut and Sixth, and 10 Grove Street. And like the Hayes Brothers, most of the men who ran these shops: John H. Hurd, John E. Goodwin, Alvah Moulton, Jonathan Bradley, Ira W. Nute, and E.C. Kinnear came here from Farmington (Dover Heritage Group, 1993).

John E. Goodwin & Co. of Dover, NH, paid $43.98 as a 3% tax on 1,500 pairs of shoes (valued at $1,466) for the month of January in the US Excise Tax of 1864. The firm paid $67.53 as a 3% tax on 2,520 pairs of shoes (valued at $2,251) in February 1864. It paid $82.47 as a 3% tax on 2,868 pairs of shoes (valued at $2,749) in March 1864.

John E. Goodwin & Co. paid $119.16 as a 3% tax on 3,768 pairs of shoes (valued at $3,972) in April 1864. The firm paid a $10 tax for a manufacturer’s license, in May 1864. Goodwin paid a $1 tax on his carriage (valued at $75), in May 1864. John E. Goodwin & Co. of Dover, NH, paid $218.64 as a 3% tax on 4,968 pairs of shoes (valued at $7,288) in June 1864. (See also Milton’s US Excise Tax of May 1864).

John E. Goodwin & Co. of Dover, NH, paid $492.65 as a 5% tax on 6,432 pairs of shoes (valued at $9,853) for the month of September in the US Excise Tax of 1864. The firm paid $69.05 as a 5% tax on 1,020 pairs of shoes (valued at $1,381) in September 1864. It paid $76.15 as a 5% tax on 1,320 pairs of shoes (valued at $1,523) in October 1864. It paid $59.90 as a 5% tax on 1,176 pairs of shoes (valued at $1,198) in December 1864.

Goodwin, J.E. & Co. - 1865John E. Goodwin & Co. (John S. Wheeler) appeared in the Dover, NH, directory of 1865, as shoe manufacturers in Pray’s building on Fourth Street, with John E. Goodwin having his house on St. John street, at its corner with Charles street. His partner, John S. Wheeler (1835-1909), boarded at Rev. J.F.G. Colby’s, on Brick street. (Wheeler would marry in Dover, June 12, 1866, Mary Emma Frost, he of Newmarket, NH, and she of Dover, NH).

Then, just around the middle of the 19th century, a new industry took hold in this part of Dover: shoe manufacturing. Up until this time, a boot or shoe was made throughout by one person who precisely measured the food of his customer: length, width around heel, ankle, and instep, around joints at toes “making allowances for corns and bunions” and then hunted through his pile of lasts for one the right length. Then the shoemaker glued on the pieces of leather till it made the exact shape of the foot. The cordwainer’s trade, often promoted door-to-door with whole families “footed out” at a time, ended in Dover in 1865 when John Goodwin and John S. Wheeler introduced steam-powered machinery at their shoe shop on Fourth Street: equipment that “could cut soles as rapidly as a dozen men could do by hand” (Dover Heritage Group, 1993).

John E. Goodwin & Co. of Dover, NH, paid $454.60 as a 5% tax on 6,768 pairs of shoes (valued at $9,092) for the month of February in the US Excise Tax of 1865. The firm paid $101.76 as a 6% tax on 1,476 pairs of shoes (valued at $1,696) in April 1865. It paid 307.92 as a 6% tax on 4,776 pairs of shoes (valued at $5,132) in June 1865. It paid $329.22 as a 6% tax on 4,788 pairs of shoes (valued at $5,487) in July 1865.

John E. Goodwin of Dover, NH, paid a $1 tax on his carriage (valued at $75), a $1 tax on his watch (valued at $75), and $17.55 as a 5% tax on his personal income of $351.00 in the US Excise Tax of August 1865.

John E. Goodwin & Co. paid $508.20 as a 6% tax on 7,908 pairs of shoes (valued at $8,470) for the month of August in the US Excise Tax of 1865. The firm paid $881.34 as a 6% tax on 14,689 pairs of shoes in November 1865. It paid $1,096.20 as a 6% tax on 9,900 pairs of shoes (valued at $18,270) in December 1865.

(Note the price increase of a pair of shoes, from 77¢ in December 1862 to a high of $1.35 in September 1864. The U.S. Treasury note (or “Greenback”) of 1862-63 was an inflationary “fiat” currency, i.e., backed by nothing, and its value fluctuated with sentiment regarding the war. Confederate paper currency (or “Grayback”) would collapse completely. Note also that the manufacturers’ excise taxes rose over the same period, doubling in fact, from 3% to 6%).

Brother-in-law William Hays, a shoemaker, aged forty-six years (b. NH), headed a Stoneham, MA, household at the time of the Second (1865) MA State Census. His household included Lucy L. [(Crawford)] Hays, aged forty-two years (b. NH), [his two nieces:] Laura M. Goodwin, aged fourteen years (b. NH), Alice E. Goodwin, aged twelve years (b. NH), William Wosten, a shoemaker, aged thirty-seven years (b. MA), Mira Wosten, aged twenty-eight years (b. MA), Eunice Coy, aged thirty years (b. ME), Caroline E. Austin, aged twenty-four years (b. ME), William H. Crawford, an engineer, aged thirty years (b. NH), Jefferson Hays, a shoemaker, aged twenty-eight years (b. NH), and Maria Stewart, aged twenty-two years (b. NH).

John E. Goodwin and Joseph D. Guppy were Dover Ward 2 aldermen in 1866. There were seven alderman in all and Mayor Joshua G. Hall (City of Dover, 1866)).

John E. Goodwin of Dover, NH, paid a $2 tax on his piano, a $1 tax on his watch, and $131.90 as a 5% tax on his personal income of $2,638.00 in the US Excise Tax of May 1866.

Daughter [Leah] Helen Goodwin married in Dover, NH, May 7, 1867, William Brown Dennis, both of Dover, NH. He was a clerk, aged twenty-three years, and she was aged nineteen years. Rev. I.D. Stewart performed the ceremony. Dennis was born in Dover, NH, May 18, 1844, son of Samuel and Lydia N. (Varney) Dennis.

John E. Goodwin received an initial five-year appointment as a Dover, NH, justice-of-the-peace, January 3, 1868.

Father Joseph Goodwin died in Milton, March 13, 1868, aged eighty-five years.

Peace Jublilee - BT690611Mrs. John E. Goodwin was a soprano singer in the Dover Choral Union in 1869. Her choral group traveled to Boston, MA, to perform in the National Peace Jubilee and Great Music Festival, which was held there for five days beginning June 15, 1869 (Gilmore, 1871). There were hundreds of performers with an audience of tens of thousands in attendance.

John E. Goodwin, a shoe manufacturer, aged forty-seven years, headed a Dover, NH, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Pamelia [((Davis) Pinkham)] Goodwin, keeping house, aged forty-two years (b. NH), Henry Goodwin, a bookkeeper, aged twenty-four years (b. NH), Alice Goodwin, attending school, aged seventeen years (b. NH), Fremont Goodwin, attending school, aged thirteen years (b. NH), Erie Pinkham, works in shoe factory, aged twenty-two years (b. NH), and Lovey Ricker, teaching school, aged twenty-eight years (b. NH).

William B. Dennis, a bookkeeper, aged twenty-six years (b. NH), headed a Lynn, MA, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included L. Helen [(Goodwin)] Dennis, keeping house, aged twenty-one years (b. NH), Joseph H. Dennis, at home, aged two years (b. NH), Gideon Dennis, no occupation, aged forty-six years (b. RI), Lydia N. [(Varney)] Dennis, no occupation, aged sixty-four years (b. NH), and M. Lizzie French, a bookkeeper, aged twenty-two years (b. MA). They lived in a two-family dwelling with the household of N.H.P. Ireson, a bookkeeper, aged fifty-two years (b. MA).

William Hayes, works in shoe factory, aged fifty-two years (b. NH), headed a Stoneham, MA, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Lucy L. [(Crawford)] Hayes, aged forty-nine years (b. NH), Laura L. Goodwin, works in shoe factory, aged nineteen years (b. NH), Richard Hayes, a school teacher, aged forty-two years (b. NH), and Jefferson Hayes, operates pegging machine, aged thirty-seven years (b. NH). William Hayes had real estate valued at $4,000 and personal estate valued at $300. (William Hayes was the maternal uncle of Laura M. Goodwin).

Charles Goodwin, a wholesale shoe store salesman, aged forty-five years (b. NH), headed a Boston, MA. household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Susan [(Wentworth)] Goodwin, keeping house, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH), Abbie A. Goodwin, at school, aged sixteen years (b. NH), and Tryphonia [(Burnham)] Wentworth, at home, aged sixty-eight years (b. NH). They shared a two-family residence with the household of Josiah Vinton, a drill-maker, aged forty-six years (b. ME).

John E. Goodwin & Co.’s Dover shoe factory burned down in the early hours of Tuesday, November 1, 1870.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN DOVER, N.H. – John E. Goodwin’s large shoe manufactory at Dover, N.H., was discovered on fire about half-past two o’clock yesterday morning and was totally destroyed, with its contents. The fire next caught a smaller shoe factory occupied by the same firm, which was also burned. The old Catholic church was next burned, and a building occupied by C.E. & S.C. Hayes. From the old church the fire caught the new Catholic church now building, and the priest’s residence, which were also burned. The high wind carried the cinders a long distance and roofs of buildings were repeatedly on fire. Had it not been for the rain on Tuesday the fire would have been much more disastrous. Goodwin & Co. were insured for $27,000 on their stock. The building was owned by Benjamin Pray and was insured for $4,000. There was no insurance on the churches (Bangor Daily Whig & Courier (Bangor, ME), November 2, 1870).

Son Henry C. Goodwin married, June 25, 1872, Emma M. Horne. She was born in Dover, NH, in 1845, daughter of Dr. Jeremiah and Harriet (Chamberlin) Horne.

John E. Goodwin received a renewal of his five-year appointment as a Dover, NH, justice-of-the-peace, January 3, 1873. (In the column for his next renewal, which would have been in January 1878, there was instead a notation of “Mass.,” i.e., he was ineligible for a renewal as he had moved to Massachusetts at some time prior to 1878).

Mother Annie (Hanson) Goodwin died of pneumonia in Milton, March 20, 1875, aged eighty-seven years, ten months, and four days. (There is a question mark next to the “75” of 1875 on the death certificate).

Daughter Alice E. Goodwin married in North Brookfield, MA, September 4, 1878, Gilbert Thornton Webber, Jr., both of North Brookfield, MA. He was a tinsmith, aged thirty-six years, and she was aged twenty-five years. He was born in Chelsea, MA, March 3, 1842, son of Gilbert T. and Julia A. (Boothby) Webber. His previous wife, Amanda (Hudson) Webber had died in 1871.

Son John F. Goodwin married (1st) in Dover, NH, October 26, 1879, Vienna Belle Sanborn, he of North Brookfield, MA, and she of Dover, NH. He was a merchant, aged twenty-two years, and she was aged eighteen years. Rev. George B. Spaulding performed the ceremony. She was born in Pittsfield, NH, September 23, 1861, daughter of Charles H. and Vienna M. (Prescott) Sanborn.

John E. Goodwin, works in shoe factory, aged fifty-eight years (b. NH), headed a North Brookfield, MA, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Pamelia N. [((Davis) Pinkham)] Goodwin, keeping house, aged fifty-one years (b. NH), his son, John F. Goodwin, works in shoe factory, aged twenty-three years (b. NH), and his daughter-in-law, V. Belle [(Sanborn)] Goodwin, at home, aged eighteen years (b. NH).

Henry C. Goodwin, an apothecary, aged thirty-four years (b. NH), headed a Dover, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Emma M. [(Horne)] Goodwin, keeps house, aged thirty-four years (b. MA), his children, Maria B. Goodwin, aged six years (b. NH), Alice E. Goodwin, aged eleven months (b. NH), his father-in-law, Jeremiah Horne, a physician, aged sixty-four years (b. NH), his mother-in-law, Harriet [(Chamberlin)] Horne, aged fifty-two years (b. NH), and his brother-in-law, Frederick E. Horne, a clerk in store, aged twenty-three years (b. NH). They resided on Nelson Street.

William B. Dennis, a fancy goods dealer, aged thirty-six years (b. NH), headed a Dover, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included Helen L. [(Goodwin)] Dennis, keeping house, aged thirty-one years (b. NH), Joseph H. Dennis, at home, aged twelve years (b. NH), James S. Dennis, at home, aged seven years (b. NH), William V. Dennis, at home, aged eight months (b. MA), and his domestic [servant], Kate Boyle, does housework, aged eighteen years (b. NY). They resided on Maple Street.

Wm. Hayes, works in shoe factory, aged sixty-three years (b. NH), headed a Stoneham, MA, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Lucy L. [(Crawford)] Hayes, keeping house, aged fifty-nine years (b. NH), his niece, Laura Goodwin, works in shoe factory, aged twenty-nine years (b. NH), and his lodgers, Eunice Coy, works in shoe factory, aged forty-seven years (b. ME), and James Whepley, a farm laborer, aged twenty-three years (b. New Brunswick).

Gilbert T. Webber, a tinsmith, aged thirty-eight years (b. MA), headed a North Brookfield, MA, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included Alice E. [(Goodwin)] Webber, keeping house, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH), and Jennie I. Webber, at school, aged eleven years (b. MA). They lived in a two-family dwelling with the household of Enoch H. Jones, works in shoe factory, aged forty-four years (b. NH).

Chas. H. Goodwin, a commercial traveler, aged fifty-six years (b. NH), and his wife, Susan E. [(Wentworth)], aged forty-six years (b. NH), were two of the ten boarders in the Somerville, MA, household of Nathaniel Millikin, a R.R. freight clerk, aged fifty-three years (b. ME), at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census.

Son-in-law William B. Dennis died of rheumatism in Dover, NH, January 24, 1883, aged thirty-eight years. He had been a merchant.

TOWN TALK. Mrs. Geo. W. Boyden of Dover, N.H., and Mrs. John E. Goodwin of North Brookfield, Mass., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. M.G. Day (Vermont Tribune (Ludlow, VT), August 14, 1885).

A business publication published a sketch of son Henry C. Goodwin and his pharmacist’s shop in Dover, NH, in 1887.

Henry C. Goodwin, Pharmacist and Stationer, No. 1 Bracewell Building, Central Street, corner First. – This house was established by its present proprietor in 1874, and is included among the finer class of pharmacies in this city. The store is spacious in size, admirably fitted up, and replete with everything required to constitute a first-class drug and prescription establishment. The extensive and well-selected stock embraces a full line of pure drugs, chemicals and medicines, toilet and nursery articles, fancy goods and school books, confectionery and cigars, soda and mineral waters, and a carefully assorted stock of such patent or proprietary medicines as are known to possess virtues and curative properties devoid of deleterious or injurious elements. Mr. Goodwin also makes a line of preparations that are highly prized by his patrons and have a large sale, among which are sarsaparilla, tooth powder, all-healing ointment, anti-bilious bitters, kidney and liver medicine, stomach bitters, Lewis’ cholera cordial, cough mixture, etc., etc. The compounding of physicians’ prescriptions and family recipes receives that careful and intelligent professional attention which their important character so imperatively demands, and accuracy and precision invariably prevail in every department of the business. Mr. Goodwin is a native of Milton, N.H., and an accomplished pharmacist and a reliable and trustworthy business man (Intl. Pub. Co., 1887).

Son Henry C. Goodwin removed his pharmacy business to Malden, MA, circa 1890.

BOSTON. In Malden the aldermen have concluded to grant licenses to these druggists: Levi W. Rockwell, M.G. Croscombie, Henry C. Goodwin, Walter P. Sheldon, John J. McCarthy, J. Inglis Street, J.R. Colby, W.F. Weld, C.A. Charles, Albert B. Morgan, Winslow B. Southworth Jesse W. Sargent, Daniel W. Kelly and N.G. Cofran. Other licenses will soon be granted (Pharmaceutical Era, May 15, 1891).

John E. Goodwin of Malden, MA, made his last will, August 18, 1892. He devised $200 to his wife, Pamelia N. Goodwin for her immediate use. He bequeathed $25 to his son, Henry C. Goodwin; $25 to Eri W. Pinkham; $300 to daughter Leah Hellen Dennis; $200 to daughter Laura May Goodwin; $25 to daughter Alice E. Webber; and $500 and his gold watch to son John Freemont Goodwin. He bequeathed all the rest and residue to Gilbert T. Webber of North Brookfield, MA, Edward L. Goodwin of Boston, MA, and John Fremont Goodwin of Malden, MA, as a trust for the comfortable support and maintenance of his widow during her natural life. He devised his furniture to his widow, with the proviso that she should pass such as she did not want to his children. He devised one-fourth of his original estate, if any be remaining after her decease, to the Freewill Baptist Home and Missionary Society, and the other three-fourths to his son, John Fremont Goodwin. He appointed Gilbert T. Webber, Edward L. Goodwin, and John Fremont Goodwin as joint executors. Robert C. Fanning, Horace D. Gove, and Jesse M. Gove signed as witnesses (Strafford County Probate, 104:428).

(Edward L. Goodwin (1839-1922) was a son of brother Daniel B. Goodwin); Eri W. Pinkham (1848-1904) was a son of Pamelia N. ((Davis) Pinkham) Goodwin).

John E. Goodwin died of heart disease in Malden, MA, May 29, 1893, aged seventy-two years, eight months, and seventeen days. He had been a shoe manufacturer, who had been born in Middleton, NH, son of Joseph and Annie (Hanson) Goodwin.

The last will of John E. Goodwin was proved in Middlesex County Probate court, July 11, 1893 (Middlesex County Probate, 531:442).

Daughter-in-law Vienna Belle (Sanborn) Goodwin died of septicemia in Malden, MA, September 6, 1893, aged thirty-one years, eleven months, and fourteen days. She had been born in Pittsfield, NH, daughter of Charles H. and Vienna (Prescott) Sanborn.

MALDEN. Henry C. Goodwin of Clifton is visiting at his old home in Rochester, N.H. (Boston Globe, September 3, 1895).

Son John F. Goodwin married (2nd) in Malden, MA, December 25, 1895, Grace C. Richards, both of Malden, MA. He was a clerk, aged thirty-seven years, and she was aged twenty-six years. Rev. Benjamin H. Bailey performed the ceremony. She was born in Melrose, MA, March 5, 1869, daughter of Charles E. and Elizabeth A. “Lizzie” (Dearborn) Richards.

Goodwin-Richards. MALDEN, Dec 25. Miss Grace C. Richards, a well-known young woman of this city, and Mr. John P. Goodwin of Boston were married this noon at the home of Mrs. S.O. Dearborn, on Pleasant st., by Rev. B. Bailey, pastor of the Unitarian church of this city, in the presence of the immediate friends and relatives of the bride and groom (Boston Globe, December 26, 1895).

Reed, John - BG980309Henry C. Goodwin of Malden, MA, was impaneled as a Middlesex County juror in a larceny fraud case against John Reed, the so-called “King of the Bunco Men,” in March 1898.

The Jury which was impanelled with the greatest care, was composed as follows: Hiram F. Bean of Hudson, Edward J. Ryan of Marlboro, Nelson W. Jenny of Lexington, Henry B. Badger of Reading, Edwin A. Bennet of Burlington, Edwin A. Brown of Belmont, Edward E. Chapman of Medford, Henry C. Goodwin of Malden, George T. Freeman of Arlington, George F. Heeland of Dracut, Harry C. Whlttemore of Cambridge, and Charles A. Sherburn of Tyngsboro (Boston Evening Transcript, March 8, 1898).

Reed was convicted and sentenced to not less than four years and not more than five years in prison. Other sentences would be added to his total. He would escape from custody in Worcester, MA, October 30, 1898, while being transported, and would resurface later in London, England.

Daughter Alice E. [(Goodwin)] Webber, of North Brookfield, MA, was selected to be a delegate to the Women’s Relief Corps National Encampment in Philadelphia, PA, in September 1899 (Boston Globe, February 26, 1899).

Henry C. Goodwin, a druggist, aged fifty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Malden, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-seven years), Emma [(Horne)] Goodwin, aged fifty-four years (b. MA), his children, Maria B. Goodwin, a teacher, aged twenty-six years (b. NH), and Elizabeth Goodwin, aged twenty years (b. NH), his [step-] mother, Amelia M. [((Davis) Pinkham)] Goodwin, aged seventy-one years (b. NH), and his boarders, Minna Parker, a bank clerk, aged thirty-nine years (b. Japan), and Marjorie G. Parker, at school, aged eight years (b. MA). Henry C. Goodwin owned their house at 207 Clifton Street. Emma Goodwin was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living. Amelia M. Goodwin was the mother of two children, of whom one was still living; and Minna Parker was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

Leah H. [(Goodwin)] Dennis, a fancy goods dealer, aged fifty years (b. NH), headed a Dover, NH, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. Her household included her son, Samuel J. Dennis, a teacher, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH). Leah H. Dennis owed their farm on Horne Street. She was the mother of six children, of whom five were still living.

William Hayes, aged eighty-two years, headed a Stoneham, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of forty-four years), Lucy L. [(Crawford)] Hayes, aged seventy-seven years, and his niece, Laura M. Goodwin, a shoe factory stitcher, aged forty-nine years (b. NH). William Hayes owned their house at 17 Hancock Street, free-and-clear. Lucy L. Hayes was the mother of no children.

Gilbert T. Webber, a tinsmith, aged fifty-seven years (b. MA), headed a North Brookfield, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-two years), Alice E. [(Goodwin)] Webber, aged forty-seven years (b. NH), Frank G. Webber, at school, aged eighteen years (b. MA), Paul T. Webber, at school, aged twelve years (b. MA), and Alice E. Webber, at school, aged nine years (b. MA). Gilbert T. Webber owned their house on Gilbert Street, free-and-clear. Alice E. Goodwin was the mother of three children, of whom three were still living.

John F. Goodwin, an express agent, aged forty-three years (b. NH), headed a Wakefield, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of four years), Grace R. [(Richards)] Goodwin, aged thirty-one years (b. MA), and his daughter, Annie M. Goodwin, aged sixteen years (b. MA). John F. Goodwin rented their house at 40 Gould Street.

Frederick G. Nickerson, a R.R. auditor, aged forty-four years (b. MA), headed a Malden, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-one years), Abbie A. [(Goodwin)] Nickerson, a music teacher, aged forty-six years (b. NH), his daughter, Florence A. Nickerson, aged twenty years (b. MA), his boarders, Charles H. Goodwin, insurance, aged seventy-five years (b. MA [SIC]), [his wife of fifty years,] Susan E. [(Wentworth)] Goodwin, aged sixty-six years (b. MA [SIC]), and his servant, Katie Waldron, aged twenty-four years (b. Ireland). Frederick G. Nickerson rented their house at 29 Spring Street. Abbie A. Nickerson and Susan E. Wentworth were each the mother of one child, each of whom was still living.

Brother Charles H. Goodwin died of old age in Malden, MA, May 25, 1904, aged seventy-nine years, eight months, and fourteen days. He had been a retired merchant.

Pamelia N. ((Davis) Pinkham) Goodwin died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Malden, MA, October 11, 1904, aged seventy-five years, six months, and twenty-three days. She had been born in Alton, NH, daughter of Rev. Jacob and Flois (Kelley) Davis. Her step-son, Henry C. Goodwin, supplied the personal information.

Mrs. Pamelia N. Goodwin, widow of John E. Goodwin of Malden, died yesterday at the home of her son, Henry C. Goodwin, in the seventy-sixth year of her age. She was a native of Alton, N.H., and the daughter of Rev. Jacob Davis of Gilmanton (Boston Evening Transcript, October 12, 1904).

Sister-in-law Lucy L. (Crawford) Hayes died of old age in her home at 17 Hancock Street in Stoneham, MA, February 28, 1905, aged eighty-three years, seven months, and sixteen days.

Brother-in-law William Hayes died of apoplexy in his home at 17 Hancock Street in Stoneham, MA, February 5, 1908, aged eighty-nine years, ten months, and twenty-five days.

DEATHS. HAYES. – At Stoneham, Feb 5, William Hayes, 89 yrs., 10 mos., 25 dys. Funeral on Saturday at 2.30 P.M., at late home, No. 17 Hancock street, Stoneham, Mass. Friends are invited. Kindly omit flowers. Train from North Station at 1.13 P.M. (Boston Evening Transcript, February 7, 1908).

(Their house at 17 Hancock Street in Stoneham, MA, passed to his niece, Laura M. Goodwin).

Henry C. Goodwin, a retail druggist, aged sixty-three years (b. NH), headed a Malden, MA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-seven years), Emma M [(Horne)] Goodwin, aged sixty-four years (b. NH), and his daughter, Maria B. Goodwin, a school teacher, aged thirty-six years (b. NH). Henry C. Goodwin owned their house at 207 Clifton Street, with a mortgage. Emma Goodwin was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

John A. Dennis, a glass works clerk, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Union, PA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of five years), Mary Dennis, aged thirty-four years (b. PA), Helen Dennis, aged four years (b. PA), John A. Dennis, Jr., aged four months (b. PA), his mother, Leah H. [(Goodwin)] Dennis, aged sixty-one years (b. NH), and his servant, Mary Mckinney, a housework servant, aged sixty-four years (b. PA). John A. Dennis rented their house on Monongahela River Road. Mary Dennis was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

Laura M. Goodwin, a candy store saleslady, aged fifty-eight years (b. NH), headed a Stoneham, MA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. She owned her house at 17 Hancock Street, free-and-clear.

Gilbert T. Webber, a plumber, aged sixty-eight years (b. MA), headed a North Brookfield, MA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-one years), Alice E. [(Goodwin)] Webber, aged fifty-six years (b. NH), and Ethel A. Webber, aged eighteen years (b. MA). Gilbert T. Webber owned their house on Gilbert Street, free-and-clear. Alice E. Goodwin was the mother of three children, of whom three were still living.

John F. Goodwin, a storage house storekeeper, aged fifty-three years (b. NH), headed a Pittsburgh, PA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of fourteen years), Grace R. [(Richards)] Goodwin, aged forty-one years (b. MA). John F. Goodwin rented their portion of a two-family residence at 12 Hemlock Street.

Son-in-law Gilbert T. Webber died in North Brookfield, MA, April 11, 1917.

Daughter Leah H. (Goodwin) Dennis died in Washington, DC, May 31, 1917.

DIED. Dennis – Leah Helen Dennis died at the home of her son, Samuel James, 6937 Georgia Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., June 1st, 1917. Her remains were taken to Dover, New Hampshire, and laid beside those of her husband, William Brown Dennis, who died in 1883. She is survived by four sons, Samuel James, of Washington, D.C.; William Varney, of Moorestown, N.J.; Lindley Hoag, of Harrisburg, Pa.; and John Alfred, of San Dimas, California. A devoted Christian mother and loyal member of the Dover Monthly Meeting for fifty years (The American Friend (Richmond, IN), January 21, 1917).

Henry C. Goodwin, a drug store salesman, aged seventy-three years (b. NH), headed a Malden, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Emma [(Horne)] Goodwin, aged seventy-four years (b. NH), and his aunt, Mary Bangs, aged eighty-three years (b. NH). Henry C. Goodwin rented their house at 141 Clifton Street.

Laura M. Goodwin, aged sixty-eight years (b. NH), headed a Stoneham, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. Laura M. Goodwin owned her house at 17 Hancock Street, free-and-clear.

John F. Goodwin, a printing shop shipper, aged sixty-two years (b. NH), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Grace R. [(Richards)] Goodwin, aged fifty years (b. MA). John F. Goodwin rented their house at 18 Savin Hill Avenue.

Son Henry C. Goodwin died in Malden, MA, January 13, 1920, aged seventy-three years.

MALDEN. Funeral services for Henry C. Goodwin, a well-known druggist, will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home of the family, 141 Clifton st. He was 73 years old, a native of Milton, N.H., and had lived here 30 years. He was a member of the First Congregational Church and the Schubert Club (Boston Globe, January 15, 1920).

Mary Bangs died of accidental gas asphyxiation in the home of her step-niece, Emma (Horne) Goodwin, November 8, 1920, aged eighty-three years. She was a younger sister of Dr. Jeremiah Horne’s first wife, Maria (Bangs) Horne.

MALDEN. Miss Mary Bangs was found dead from gas asphyxiation yesterday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Henry C. Goodwin, 141 Clifton st., was 83 years old, a native of Dover, and had lived here the past three years. Death was accidental (Boston Globe, November 9, 1920).

Nephew (and co-executor) Edward L. Goodwin died in Roslindale, MA, January 14, 1922.

DEATHS. GOODWIN – In Roslindale, Jan. 14, Edward L., husband of Jane T. Goodwin. Services at residence, 6 Tappan st., Tuesday, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Farmington, N.H., papers please copy (Boston Globe, January 16, 1922).

Sister-in-law Susan E. (Wentworth) Goodwin died in Malden, MA, April 22, 1929, aged ninety-six years.

Daughter Laura May Goodwin died in Stoneham, MA, May 1, 1929, aged seventy-seven years.

MRS. [MISS] LAURA M. GOODWIN. STONEHAM, May 1 – Miss Laura M. Goodwin, a resident of Stoneham since 1861, died today at the home of Mrs. Ada DeMariano, 112 Hancock st. Miss Goodwin was born in West Milton, N.H., in 1851. She was a member of the Eastern Star and of Evergreen Rebekah Lodge. A sister, Mrs. Alice E. Webber of Springfield, and a brother, J.S. [J.F.] Goodwin of Brighton, survive her. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the home of C.E. Bockus, 17 Hancock st. (Boston Globe, May 1, 1929).

Emma [(Horne)] Goodwin, a widow, aged eighty-four years (b. MA), headed a Malden, MA, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. She owned her house on Clifton Street, which was valued at $6,500.

John F. Goodwin, a printery elevator operator, aged seventy-three years (b. NH), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-four years), Grace R. [(Richards)] Goodwin, aged sixty-one years (b. MA). John F. Goodwin rented their portion of a two-family residence at 22 Allston Street, for $25 per month. They had a radio set.

Daughter-in-law Emma M. (Horne) Goodwin died in a fall in Malden, MA, November 29, 1935, aged ninety years.

FALL DOWN STAIRS KILLS MALDEN WOMAN, AGE 90. MALDEN, Nov 29. Mrs. Emma M. Goodwin, 90 years old, was killed late this afternoon when she fell down the cellar stairs at her home, 141 Clifton st. She was found by her daughter, Mrs. Frederick R. Perry, with whom she lived, when Mrs. Perry returncd home about 5 o’clock. Dr. Leo J. Lynch, who was called, said she had suffered a fractured skull and had been dead about two hours (Boston Globe, November 30, 1935).

Son John F. Goodwin died in Boston, MA, December 26, 1937 (given as 1938 on gravestone).

Death Notices. GOODWIN – In Dorchester, Dec. 26, John F. Goodwin, of 38 Mount Vernon st. Services at the Burroughs’ Funeral Home, 21 Virginia st., Uphams Corner, on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 2 o’clock (Boston Globe, December 27, 1937).

Andrew R. Pomeroy, a retail milk owner, aged fifty-seven years (b. MA), headed a Longmeadow, MA, household at the time of the (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Ethel A. [(Webber)] Pomeroy, a housewife, aged forty-seven years (b. MA), his children. Edward R. Pomeroy, a public-school teacher, aged twenty-seven years (b. MA), and Richard W. Pomeroy, aged eighteen years (b. MA), and his mother-in-law, [Alice] Elizah [(Goodwin)] Webber, aged eighty-seven years (b. NH). Andrew R. Pomeroy owned their house at 1195 Longmeadow Street, which was valued at $7,500.

Grace R. [(Richards)] Goodwin, a widow, aged seventy-one years (b. MA), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the (1940) Federal Census. She rented her apartment at 11 Everett Avenue. She had resided in the “same place,” i.e., Boston, MA, in 1935.

Daughter Alice E. (Goodwin) Webber died in Longmeadow, MA, in 1941.

Grace R. [(Richards)] Goodwin, a widow, aged eighty-one years (b. NH [SIC]), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the (1950) Federal Census. She rented her apartment at 41 Rockland Street.

Daughter-in-law Grace R. (Richards) Goodwin died in 1953.


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Celestial Seasonings – December 2022

By Heather Durham | December 1, 2022

Happy holidays and winter solstice my friends! Welcome to the final edition of this blog for the year 2022. There is no shortage of meteor showers this month along with a planet that will glow in the evening sky as long as Mother Nature cooperates this time.

Winter solstice is near and as for me, I am happy about it for there is so much to enjoy whether you’re inside or out. I will be out and about as much and as often as possible!

Thanks everyone and enjoy yourselves New Year’s Eve as well!


December 1. The Moon and Jupiter will rise and travel close to each other.

December 6. The December φ-Cassiopeid meteor shower will be most prolific today. Coming from the Constellation Andromeda, the best prospects for viewing will be just before dawn on the 6th, but the brightness of the Moon might interfere.

December 7. The Puppid-Velid meteor shower will occur today, but once again, with the Moon so close to being full, they might not be easily visible. Today, the full Cold Moon should be viewable. The Moon and Mars will travel close to each other and rise to the right.

December 8. Tonight brings a special opportunity to view Mars. Mars will be opposite to the Sun. It will be at its largest and brightest this evening-weather dependent.

December 9. The Monocerotid meteor shower will be on display this evening. Coming from the Constellation Monoceros, this shower should put on its best display just before dawn.

December 12. The α-Hydrid meteor shower from the Constellation Hydra will peak on this date with the best show just before dawn. However, the Moon will be at last quarter and may be a viewing hindrance.

December 14. Today brings the Geminid meteor shower from the Constellation Gemini peaking at its best at 2:00 am.

December 16. The Comae Berenicid meteor shower will put on a show tonight. This one comes from the Constellation Leo may be visible from 11:30 pm the previous evening until the break of dawn. The Cold Moon will be in its final quarter.

December 20. Today brings our December Leonis Minorid meteor shower from Leo Minor. It should begin to be visible near 20:21 and remain active until the break of dawn around 6:35. am.

December 21. Mercury will travel to its furthest extent from the Sun during which time it should be very bright. This day also brings with it the December solstice, occurring as the Sun reaches its furthest southern point in the sky, a.k.a, the first day of winter.

December 22. The Ursid meteor shower from Ursa Minor will be at its peak, close to 17:00.

December 24. Mercury will shine very brightly tonight and will be at its highest in the sky.

December 26. The Moon and Saturn will rise and travel close to each other.

December 29. The Moon and Jupiter will rise to the right and orbit close to each other. The Moon will be at first quarter.


References:

Ford, D.F. (n.d.). November 2022. Retrieved from in-the-sky.org

YouTube. (14 November 2022). December 2022 Astronomical Events.Retrieved from https://youtu.be/bahPCu18hEU

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