Milton Shoemaker George W. Tasker (1829-1911)

By Muriel Bristol | January 8, 2023

George W. Tasker was born on Milton, October 28, 1829, son of Nahum and Mary (Wallingford) Tasker. (She was a sister of David Wallingford (1801-1878)).

Nahum Tasker, a farmer, aged forty-six years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Mary [(Wallingford)] Tasker, aged fifty years (b. NH), George Tasker, a shoemaker, aged twenty years (b. NH), Abby A. Tasker, aged fifteen years (b. NH), Clary Tasker, aged twelve years (b. NH), and Hiram Tasker, aged nine years (b. NH). Nahum Tasker had real estate valued at $500. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of Joseph Plummer, a farmer, aged thirty years (b. NH), and Sally [(Worster) Wallingford)] Jones, aged fifty-seven years (b. NH).

George W. Tasker married (1st) in Lebanon, ME, September 20, 1855, Lydia S. Jones, both of Milton. She was born in Milton, in 1831, daughter of Joshua and Sarah K. “Sally” (Cowell) Jones. (She was a sister of Susan A. (Jones) Wallingford).

(The known children of George W. and Lydia S. (Jones) Tasker were Charles W. Tasker (1856–1939), Mabel Tasker (1858-1858), Addie F. Tasker (1862-1863), Nellie B. Tasker (1867–1955), Amy E. Tasker (1870-1871), and Dana J. Tasker (1874-1975)).

Son Charles W. Tasker was born in Lebanon, ME, in 1856.

Sister Abby A. Tasker died of consumption in Milton, April 1, 1858, aged twenty-three years, one month, and nineteen days. She was a teacher.

Daughter Mabel Tasker was born in Milton, in July 1858. She died in Milton, September 25, 1858, aged ten weeks. (A bud on earth, A rose in Heaven).

George W. Tasker, a shoemaker, aged thirty years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Lydia S. [(Jones)] Tasker, aged twenty-eight years (b. NH), and Charles W. Tasker, aged four years (b. NH). George W. Tasker had real estate valued at $900 and personal estate valued at $700. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of Ephraim Plummer, a shoemaker, aged thirty-six years (b. NH), and John H. Varney, a shoemaker, aged twenty-eight years (b. NH).

Daughter Addie F. Tasker was born in Milton, March 11, 1863. She died in Milton, April 14, 1863, aged five months, and three days. (Our little girl too fair for earth, But not too fair for heaven).

Daughter Nellie B. Tasker was born in Milton, September 15, 1866.

George W. Tasker 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, miller William P. Tuttle, Dr. George W. Peavey, and others.

Mother Mary (Wallingford) Tasker died of consumption in Milton, January 5, 1868, aged sixty-nine years, two months, and seventeen days.

Father-in-law Joshua Jones died of palsy in Milton, June 17, 1868, aged seventy-nine years, three months, and eight days.

George W. Tasker was the Milton Town Clerk in 1869. He filled a one-year gap between a first term of Joseph Mathes, 1856-68, and a second term of Joseph Mathes, 1870-74.

George W. Tasker received an initial appointment as a Milton justice-of-the-peace, May 13, 1869. (John S. Hersey received one that same day).

MILTON. Justices – Charles Jones, Luther Hayes, State; Elbridge W. Fox, Joseph Plumer, Ebenezer Wentworth, Charles A. Cloutman, Asa Jewett, Joseph Cook, Robert Mathes, Ira C. Varney, George Lyman, George W. Peavey, Martin V.B. Cook, John T. Hersey, George W. Tasker, Edward W. Fox, Ezra H. Twombly, Thomas H. Roberts, John U. Şimes, Larkin A. Craig (McFarland & Jenks, 1869).

George W. Tasker, a shoe cutter, aged forty years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Lydia S. [(Jones)] Tasker, keeping house, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH), Charles W. Tasker, at school, aged fourteen years (b. NH), Nellie B. Tasker, aged three years (b. NH), and Ellen F. Wentworth, a domestic servant, aged sixteen years (b. NH). George W. Tasker had real estate valued at $1,000 and personal estate valued at $300. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of John Lucas, a carpenter, aged forty-six years (b. ME), and Eliza A. Fernald, keeping house, aged forty-eight years (b. NH).

Daughter Amy Edly Tasker was born in Milton, June 26, 1870. She died of liver congestion in Milton, March 15, 1871, aged eight months, seventeen days. (In life [beloved], In death not forgotten).

Milton - 1871 (Detail) - GW TaskerIn the NH gubernatorial election of 1871, Milton gave 187 votes [57.5%] to Republican candidate James Pike, 116 votes [35.7%] to Democrat candidate James A. Weston, and 22 votes [6.8%] to Labor Reform candidate L.P. Cooper, Temperance candidate Rev. M.S. Comings, and “Scattering.” Statewide, the gubernatorial race was effectively a draw, and the legislature chose Democrat James A. Weston to be governor.

Milton sent George W. Tasker to Concord, NH, in that same election, as one of its two NH State Representatives for the 1871-72 biennium. (The other representative was initially Samuel G. Chamberlain (1827-1911), for the first year of the biennium (1871); and then Bray U. Simes (1801-1885), for the second year of the biennium (1872)).

Rep. George W. Tasker of Milton served on the Committee on the Division of Towns. (Another Rep. Tasker – Rep. Charles E. Tasker of Newmarket, NH – served on the Committee on the Insane Asylum). His mileage was rated as 174 miles.

The House of Representatives. … STRAFFORD COUNTY – Dover, republican, Jonas D. Townsend, James E. Lothrop, Russell B. Wiggin, John B. Hull, George T. Day, Moses D. Page, Calvin Hall, Jasper H. Randlett, John C. Varney; dem., John Roberts; Madbury, dem., V.B. Felker; Milton, rep., George W. Tasker, Bray N. Lines [Bray U. Simes]; Barrington, rep., W.E. Waterhouse, William Jewett; Somersworth, rep., James M. Tebbets, Joseph Sibley, Hiram Wentworth, Geo. S. Bates, Hartley S. Chapman; Farmington, rep., James E. Haves, J.L. Haskins; Durham rep., Thomas H Wiswall; Rollinsford, rep., Temple Lord (Vermont Journal (Windsor, VT). March 16, 1872).

George W. Tasker received a renewal of his appointment as a Milton justice-of-the-peace, May 19, 1874.

Son Dana Jones Tasker was born in Milton, June 1, 1874.

Father Nahum Tasker married (2nd) in Strafford, NH, October 26, 1879, Mary ((Clark) Peavey) Hanson, he of Milton and she of Barrington, NH. He was a farmer, aged seventy-five years, and she was a widow, aged sixty-eight years. Rev. B. McDaniel performed the ceremony. She was born in Barrington, NH, December 23, 1808, daughter of Martha Clark. (She was the widow of Caleb Hanson, who had died in Barrington, NH, in March 1871/72).

George W. Tasker, works in shoe manufacturing, aged fifty years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Lydia S. [(Jones)] Tasker, keeps house, aged forty-eight years (b. NH), his children, Charles W. Tasker, works in shoe factory, aged twenty-four years (b. NH), Nellie B. Tasker, at school, aged thirteen years (b. NH), and Dana J. Tasker, aged five years (b. NH). Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of John Pound, tends grist mill, aged thirty-four years (b. England), and Eliza A. Fernald, keeps house, aged fifty-seven years (b. NH).

George Tasker appeared in the Milton directories of 1880, 1881, and 1882, as a Milton mechanic, specifically a shoemaker.

Mother-in-law Sarah K. “Sally” (Cowell) Jones died of old age in Milton, May 8, 1884, aged ninety-one years, and one day. (She was a daughter of Samuel and Amy (Kilgore) Cowell).

Step-mother Mary (((Clark) Peavey) Hanson) Tasker died October 12, 1883, aged seventy-four years, nine months, and nineteen days.

Son Charles W. Tasker married in Haverhill, MA, June 2, 1885, Ida B. Shattuck, both of Milton. He was a shoe-cutter, aged twenty-nine years, and she was a lady, aged twenty-eight years. Rev. J.N. Lowell performed the ceremony. She was born in Rochester, NH, in 1857, daughter of Charles O. and Lydia (Cobb) Shattuck.

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. D.S. Burley to G.W. Tasker, land in Milton, $400 (Farmington News, January 6, 1888).

Father Nahum Tasker died of kidney disease in Milton, July 12, 1888, aged eighty-four years, six months, and twelve days. He was a farmer.

Lydia S. (Jones) Tasker died of Bright’s disease in Milton, April 3, 1890, aged fifty-eight years, eight months, and four days. Charles D. Jones signed the death certificate, in his capacity as Milton Town Clerk, rather than as a physician.

MILTON. Mrs. George W. Tasker of this village died at her home last Tuesday morning, after an illness of several months’ duration, from a complication of diseases. She suffered very much, especially the last days of her life, and was ready for the messenger of death when he came. Mrs. Tasker was a christian, highly esteemed in this community, having resided here many years. A husband and three children are in sorrow by her departure, besides a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services occurred at the house Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. F. Haley, with appropriate selections by the choir of the Congregational church of which she was an honored member (Farmington News, April 11, 1890).

Daughter Nellie B. Tasker married in Farmington, NH, September 24, 1890, Royal K. Webber, both of Milton. He was a carpenter, aged thirty years, and she was a shoe stitcher, aged twenty-four years. Rev. W.J. Sweet performed the ceremony. Webber was born in Shapleigh, ME, October 15, 1859, son of Greenleaf and Sarah (Grant) Webber.

George W. Tasker appeared in the Portsmouth, NH, directories of 1895, and 1897, as a shoe cutter, rooming at 8 Langdon Street.

George W. Tasker married (2nd) in Kittery, ME, January 22, 1898, Elizabeth A. “Lizzie” (Caverly) Hanson, he of Portsmouth, NH, and she of Barrington, NH. He was a shoemaker, aged sixty-eight years, and she was a shoe stitcher, aged fifty-four years. Rev. Henry Emerson performed the ceremony. She was born in Barrington, NH, April 29, 1843, daughter of Azariah and Elizabeth (Tasker) Caverly. (Her first husband, Stephen W. Hanson, had died in Barrington, September 4, 1894).

PERSONALS. Mr. John C. Plummer and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Tasker have been visiting in Milton (Portsmouth Herald, September 15, 1899).

PERSONALS. George W. Tasker is to remove to Milton, N.H. (Portsmouth Herald, April 30, 1900).

George W. Tasker, a retired shoemaker, aged seventy years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of three years), Elizabeth A. [((Caverly) Hanson)] Tasker, aged fifty-seven years (b. NH). George W. Tasker owned their house, free-and-clear. Elizabeth A. Tasker was the mother of zero children. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of Hiram S. Cate, a leatherboard hand (retired), aged seventy-nine years (b. NH), and Royal K. Webber, a carpenter (house), aged thirty-seven years (b. ME).

Charles Tasker, a shoe cutter (uppers), aged forty years (b. NH [SIC]), headed a Milton household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of fifteen years), Ida [(Shattuck)] Tasker, aged forty-three years (b. VT [SIC]), his children, Edgar Tasker, aged thirteen years (b. NH), and Grace Tasker, aged eleven years (b. NH), and his father-in-law, Charles Shattuck, a retired woolen mill superintendent, aged seventy-five years (b. MA). Charles Tasker owned their house, free-and-clear. Ida Tasker was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of Charles Cole, a shoe finisher, aged forty-six years (b. ME), and Elvira V. [(Leighton)] Pierce, a home keeper, aged seventy-nine years (b. NH).

Royal Webber, a carpenter (house), aged thirty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of ten years), Nellie B. [(Tasker)] Webber, aged thirty-three years (b. NH). Royal Webber opened their house, free-and-clear. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of George W. Tasker, a retired shoemaker, aged seventy years (b. NH), and John A. Barrett, a mill engineer, aged forty-six years (b. ME).

Webber, Royal K. - 1905Sarah J. [(Waite)] Libby, a widow, aged fifty-two years (b. ME), headed a Fort Fairfield, NH, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. Her household included her children, Jerre H. Libby, a lawyer, aged twenty-four years (b. ME), and Amy L. Libby, at school, aged seventeen years (b. ME), and his boarders, Mary E. Fish, a milliner, aged twenty-eight years (b. MA), Laura E. Harvey, a bookkeeper, aged twenty-three years (b. ME), Bessie E. Burpee, a school teacher, aged twenty-six years (b. Canada), Dana J. Tasker, a drug salesman, aged twenty-six years (b. NH), and George S. Osborne, a house painter, aged twenty-seven years (b. ME). Sarah J. Libby owned their house on Main Street, free-and-clear. She was the mother of six children, of whom three were still living.

Son Dana J. Tasker married in Center Ossipee, NH, June 12, 1901, Lena M. Spear, he of Milton and she of Ossipee, NH. He was a pharmacist, aged twenty-seven years, and she was a teacher, aged twenty-five years. Rev. S.W. Richardson performed the ceremony. She was born in Ossipee, NH, November 2, 1879, daughter of Alphonso and Sarah E. Spear.

SANFORD LOCALS. Dana Tasker is working at Meserve’s drug store in Kennebunk (Sanford Journal-Tribune (Sanford, ME), April 17, 1903).

George W. Tasker appeared in the Milton directories of 1902, and 1905, as retired, with his house on South Main Street, opposite Charles Street. His son, Charles W. Tasker, appeared in 1902 as a shoe cutter, resident in Roxbury, MA.

Son Charles W. Tasker appeared in the Boston directories of 1902, 1903, and 1904, as a [shoe] cutter, boarding at 6 Galena Street, Roxbury.

SANFORD LOCALS. Dana J. Tasker and Mrs. Tasker are on a vacation trip in New Hampshire (Sanford Journal-Tribune (Sanford, ME), July 18, 1902).

Son Charles W. Tasker appeared in the Boston directories of 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, as a [shoe] cutter, with his house at 82 Bower Street, Roxbury.

Our Grange Homes. NEW HAMPSHIRE. The following officers of Lewis W. Nute grange were installed Jan. 10th by John A. Edgerly of Tuftonboro: B.B. Plummer, Jr., M.; James F. Doe, O.; Ruth L. Fall, L.; Hervey W. Dorr, S.; Carl H. Keene, A.S.; Mrs. Mary C. Hall, Chap.; Mrs. Nellie B. Webber, Sec.; Charles A. Jones, T.; J.W. Johnson, G.K.; Mrs. Ina Webber, C; Mrs. Lucia Jones, P.; Mrs. C.M. Dorr, L.A.S. (New England Farmer (Brattleboro, VT), February 3, 1906).

MILTON, N.H. Dana Tasker of Center Ossipee visited his father, George W. Tasker, who has been quite ill, last Wednesday (Sanford Journal-Tribune (Sanford, ME), February 1, 1907).

MILTON, N.H. Dana Tasker of Centre Ossipee visited his father, George W. Tasker, Monday (Sanford Journal-Tribune (Sanford, ME), March 22, 1907).

MILTON, N.H. Mrs. Eleanor Metcalfe Hunt, of Boston, is visiting at Mrs. Royal K. Webber’s (Sanford Journal-Tribune (Sanford, ME), June 26, 1908).

Son Charles W. Tasker appeared in the Boston directory of 1910, as a sexton, with his house at 82 Bower Street, Roxbury.

George M. Tasker, a laborer, aged eighty years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of ten years), Elisabeth [((Caverly) Hanson)] Tasker, aged sixty-seven years (b. NH). George M. Tasker owned their house, free-and-clear. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of Melvina [(Staples)] Dorr, aged sixty-six years (b. NH), and John R. Kennett, a paper mill lapper, aged thirty-eight years (b. NY).

Charles W. Tasker, a church sexton, aged fifty-four years (b. ME), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-five years), Ida B. [(Shattuck)] Tasker, aged fifty-three years (b. NH), and his children, Edgar S. Tasker, an electric light distributor, aged twenty-three years (b. NH), and Grace M. Tasker, a law office stenographer, aged twenty years (b. NH). Charles W. Tasker rented their house at 82 Bower Street. Ida B. Tasker was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

Roy Webber, a leatherboard mill carpenter, aged forty-nine years (b. ME), headed a Milton household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty years), Nellie [(Tasker)] Webber, aged forty-three years (b. NH). Roy Webber owned their house, free-and-clear. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of John R. Kennett, a paper mill lapper, aged thirty-eight years (b. NY), and Charles Stackpole, a shoe shop foreman, aged thirty-five years (b. NH).

Alphonso A. Spear, a general farm farmer, aged sixty-eight years (b. ME), headed an Ossipee, NH, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Fedeal Census. His household included his wife (of forty-three years), Sarah E. [(Hodsdon)] Spear, aged sixty-five years (b. NH), his daughter, Lena M. [(Spear)] Tasker, a housekeeper, aged thirty-three years (b. NH), his son-in-law (of nine years), Dana J. Tasker, a periodicals agent, aged thirty-five years (b. NH), and his brother-in-law, John W. Hodsdon, a farmer (works at home), aged seventy-four years (b. NH). Alphonso A. Spear owned their farm in Center Ossipee, and/or the Road to Ossipee, free-and-clear. Sarah E. Spear was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living.

George W. Tasker died of chronic valvular heart disease in Milton, March 13, 1911, aged eighty-one years, four months, and fifteen days. He was a shoe cutter (his father, Nahum Tasker, had been a stone mason). James J. Buckley, M.D., signed the death certificate.

MILTON, N.H. The annual meeting and roll call of the Congregational church was held last Saturday afternoon and a large number was present. A most enjoyable dinner was prepared by the ladies of the church which was fully enjoyed by all. After an hour was spent in the discussing of the good things spread on the table the members met in the church for the election of the officers for the ensuing year and to listen to the reports from church officers. The report of the clerk showed a loss of two members by death the past year, George W. Tasker and Samuel Chamberlain, who had been Deacon of the church for over 58 years. Six members had been dismissed by letter to other churches. Three persons were elected to church membership to receive the hand of fellowship on Sunday. James M. Gage was elected as Deacon and Mrs. Emma Looney, as clerk in place of Mrs. A.M. Roberts, who is in California. J.M. Gage was chosen as treasurer. The committees are Standing Committee, Rev. Clarence Pike, R.M. Kimball, Frank Dawson, Jr., Mrs. Chipman and Mrs. J.B. Hart; Music, Mrs. Ella Hart, Mrs. Bertha Chipman and Mrs. Frank Dawson; Reception, Mrs. R.A. McIntosh, Mrs. Sarah Miller, Mrs. Fred P. Jones and Mrs. Ella Hart; Visiting Committee, Mrs. Ella Hart, Mrs. Lizzie Plummer, Mrs. C.L. Clements, and Mrs. Clara Corson. Letters were read from many who were unable to be present (Sanford Journal-Tribune (Sanford, ME), November 10, 1911).

Son Charles W. Tasker appeared in the Boston directories of 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, as a sexton at Immanuel-Walnut Ave. Church, with his house at 75 Humboldt Avenue, Roxbury. His son, Edgar S. Tasker, appeared in 1912, 1913, 1915, 1916, as a clerk at 39 Boylston Street, boarding at 75 Humboldt Avenue, Roxbury. His daughter, Grace May Tasker, appeared in the Boston, MA, directory of 1916, as an interior decorator at 6 Beacon Street, Room 627, boarding at 75 Humboldt Avenue, Roxbury.

Brother Hiram H. Tasker died of heart disease on School Street in Berwick, ME, December 25, 1912, aged seventy-one years, eleven months. He was a shoemaker. W.T. Elliot, M.D., signed the death certificate.

BP160819 - Miss Grace M. TaskerSon Charles W. Tasker appeared in the Boston directories of 1916, 1917, 1918, and 1920, as a sexton at Immanuel-Walnut Ave. Church, with his house at 6 Harold Park, Roxbury. His son, Edgar S. Tasker, appeared in 1917, as a salesman, boarding at 6 Harold Park; in 1918, as a clerk at 219 South Station, with his house at 6 Harold Park, Roxbury; and in 1920, as a clerk at 420 South Station, with his house at Atlantic. His daughter, Grace May Tasker, appeared in the Boston, MA, directory of 1915, 1916, as an interior decorator at 6 Beacon Street, Room 627, boarding at 6 Harold Park, Roxbury.

ROXBURY GIRL TO MARRY ARCHIRECT. Miss Grace May Tasker, an interior decorator, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tasker of 6 Harold Park, Roxbury, and G. Bertram Washburn of Arlington, a Boston architect, announced tbsir engagement Thursday (Boston Post, August 19, 1916).

Florence E. [(Griffin)] Tuck, a leatherboard mill molder, aged thirty-one years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. Her household included her children, Marjorie E. Tuck, aged eight years (b. MA), Donald L. Tuck, aged six years (b. MA), Gordon C. Tuck, aged four years, seven months (b. MA), Helen M. Tuck, aged three years, three months (b. MA), and James H. Tuck, aged two years, three months (b. MA), her mother-in-law, Clara [((Todd) Tuck)] Martell, a leatherboard mill molder, aged fifty-five years (b. ME), and her grandmother, Elizabeth [((Caverly) Hanson)] Tasker, a widow, aged seventy-six years (b. NH). Florence E. Tuck rented their house at 14 Front Street.

Son Charles W. Tasker, a church sexton, aged sixty-three years (b. ME), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-five years), Ida B. [(Shattuck)] Tasker, aged sixty-two years (b. NH). Charles W. Tasker rented their apartment at 6 Harold Park Street.

Royal K. Webber, a house carpenter, aged sixty years (b. ME), headed a Milton household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Nellie B. [(Tasker)] Webber, aged fifty-three years (b. NH). Royal K. Webber owned their house on Lower Main Street, Milton Village, free-and-clear. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of George H. Paul, a laborer, aged fifty-three years (b. MA), and Joel Barron, an owner teamster, aged thirty-five years (b. ME).

Dana J. Tasker, a civil engineer, aged forty-five years (b. NH), headed an Ossipee, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Lena S. [(Spear)] Tasker, aged forty-two years (b. NH), and his mother-in-law, Sarah E. Spear, aged seventy-seven years (b. NH). Dana J. Tasker owned their house on the State Road, free-and-clear.

Son Charles W. Tasker appeared in the Boston directories of 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, as a sexton at Immanuel-Walnut Ave. Church, with his house at 6 Harold Park, Roxbury. His son, Edgar S. Tasker, appeared in 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, as a clerk at 420 South Station, with his house at Atlantic.

Daughter-in-law Ida B. (Shattuck) Tasker died in 1924.

Son-in-law Royal K. Webber died of lung oedema on Main Street in Milton, July 16, 1928, aged sixty-eight years, nine months, and one day. He was a carpenter, who had resided in Milton for forty-four years, i.e., since circa 1884. Robert V. Sweet, M.D., signed the death certificate.

Elizabeth A. ((Caverly) Hanson) Tasker died of valvular heart disease at Bow Lake in Barrington, NH, May 8, 1929, aged eighty-six years, and nine days. J. Messill, M.D., signed the death certificate.

Charles W. Tasker, a Congregational church sexton, aged seventy-three years (b. ME), headed an Orange Park, FL, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. He resided at 262 New England Avenue.

Dana J. Tasker, a road surveyor, aged fifty-five years (b. NH), headed an Ossipee, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty years), Lena S. [(Spear)] Tasker, aged fifty-three years (b. NH), and his boarder, Maynard W. Helton, a farm laborer, aged twenty-three years (b. NH). Dana J. Tasker owned their house. They had a radio set.

CENTER OSSIPEE LANDMARK BURNS. Center Ossipee, March 20 – “Bonnie Brow,” the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Eldridge, was completely destroyed by fire about 4.30 o’clock this morning with damage estimated at $10,000. The two and one-half story, wooden building, ell and shed was well known as the old Miller place. It was built in 1760 and was one of the finest houses in this vicinity. The fire was discovered by Mrs. Eldridge. Mrs. Eldridge had been sick during the night and was sleeping on a couch in the dining room when she was awakened by the smell of smoke. She saw flames eating their way through the wall of the dining room above a fireplace. Mrs. Eldridge rushed upstairs and woke her husband, who drove a mile and a half to the home of Dana J. Tasker to call the Fire Department. A mixup in the telephone message the firemen nearly five miles out of the way. When the mistake was discovered and the apparatus got to the fire, it was too late. The fire spread so rapidly that Mrs. Eldridge saved but little furniture. The cause of the fire is unknown. The place was partially covered by insurance (Portsmouth Herald, March 30, 1935).

Daughter Nellie B. (wid. Royal K.) Webber, appeared in the Orlando, FL, directory of 1936, as residing at 107 E. Robinson Street.

Son Charles W. Tasker died of a cerebral hemorrhage in the Memorial Hospital in North Conway, NH, July 14, 1939, aged eighty-three years, two months, and twenty-eight days. He was a widowed shoe operator. Daughter Mrs. Grace [(Tasker)] Washburn of Arlington, MA, supplied the personal details. C.M. Wiggin, M.D., signed the death certificate.

Nellie B. [(Tasker)] Webber, a widow, aged seventy-three years (b. NH), headed an Orlando, FL, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. She rented her apartment at 107 East Robinson Street, for $30 per month. She had resided in Milton, NH, in 1935.

Dana J. Tasker, a state highway engineer, aged sixty-five years (b. NH), headed an Ossipee, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Lena S. [(Spear)] Tasker, aged sixty-three years (b. NH). Dana J. Tasker owned their farm, which was valued at $2,000.

Nellie B. [(Tasker)] Webber, a widow, aged eighty-three years (b. NH), headed an Orlando, FL, household at the time of the Seventeenth (1950) Federal Census. She resided at 303 Livingston Street (Apt. 1).

Dana J. Tasker, a retiree, aged seventy-five years (b. NH), headed an Ossipee, NH, household at the time of the Seventeenth (1950) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Lena S. [(Spear)] Tasker, aged seventy-three years (b. NH). Dana J. Tasker owned their house.

Daughter Nellie B. (Tasker) Webber died in Orland0, FL, May 7, 1955.

Obituaries. MRS. NELLIE B. WEBBER. Mrs. Nellie B. Webber, a native of Milton, N.H., died Saturday in a local hospital. She is survived by a brother, Dana Tasker, Ossipee, N.H. The body will be shipped to Union, N.H., for services and burial by Fairchild Funeral Home (Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL), May 9, 1955).

Son Dana Jones Tasker died in 1960. Daughter-in-Law Lena May (Spear) Tasker died in Laconia, NH, in May 1971.


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Find a Grave. (2013, May 3). Elizabeth A. “Lizzie” Caverly Hanson. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/109938032/elizabeth-a-hanson

Find a Grave. (2020, October 21). Addie F. Tasker. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/217549626/addie-f-tasker

Find a Grave. (2020, October 21). Amy Edly Tasker. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/217549779/amy-edly-tasker

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