Milton Farmer David Wallingford (1801-1878)

By Muriel Bristol | January 15, 2023

David Wallingford, Jr., was born in Milton, in 1801, son of David [Sr.] and Sarah (Corson) Wallingford.

(N.B.: There were several Milton men in this time named “David Wallingford,” and it is difficult to distinguish between them. This David Wallingford (1801-1878) was called “Jr.” from his birth through the death of his father, who was also named David Wallingford, in 1826. The “Jr.” appellation passed then to his seven-year-old nephew of the same name, David Wallingford (1819-1903), son of Samuel Wallingford (1790-1815). He was “Jr.” only in that sense that he was younger, rather than as being the son of the elder. The elder David Wallingford had also a son named David W. Wallingford (1848-1926), who was distinguished through his having had a middle name, whereas the others lacked them. For these reasons, it is here assumed the elder David Wallingford (1801-1878) – without appellation – to have been the Milton Selectman of 1845-1846 and the NH State Representative of 1855-56, while his younger nephew, David Wallingford (1819-1903) – with the “Jr.” appellation – is assumed to have been the Milton Selectman of 1855-56, 1870, and, after the 1878 death of the elder David Wallingford, as having been – now without appellation – the Milton Selectman of 1880-81).

Mr. David Wallingford married in Strafford, NH, September 21, 1828, Miss Mary Ann Tasker, he of Dover, NH, and she of Strafford, NH. Rev. Enoch Place of Strafford, NH, performed the ceremony. She was born in Strafford, in 1805, daughter of Daniel and Sarah “Sally” (Randall) Tasker.

(The known children of David and Mary A. (Tasker) Wallingford were: Samuel Wallingford (1830–1830), Eliza Jane Wallingford (1832–1867), George S. Wallingford (1834–1857), Samuel Willard Wallingford (1837–1899), Mary E. Wallingford (1841-1882), David Woodbury Wallingford [I] (1844–1844), Sarah Ann Wallingford (1845–1893), David Woodbury Wallingford [II] (1848–1926), Emma F. Wallingford (1850–1920), and Susan E. Wallingford (1852–1856)).

David Warringford [SIC] headed a Milton household at the time of the Fifth (1830) Federal Census. His household included one male aged 20-29 years [himself], one female aged 20-29 years [Mary A. (Tasker) Wallingford], one male aged 10-14 years, one male aged 5-9 years, one male aged under-5 years [Samuel Wallingford], one female aged 30-39 years, and one female aged 50-59 years [Sarah (Corson) Wallingford]. His household appeared in the enumeration between those of John Lord and Amos Gerrish.

Son Samuel Wallingford was born in Milton in 1830. He died in Milton in 1830.

Daughter Eliza J. Wallingford was born in Milton in 1832. Son George S. Wallingford was born in Milton in 1834. Son Samuel Willard “Willard” Wallingford was born in Milton, November 27, 1837.

David Wallingford headed a Milton household at the time of the Sixth (1840) Federal Census. Hos household included one male aged 30-39 years [himself], one female aged 30-39 years [Mary A. (Tasker) Wallingford], one male aged 15-19 years, one female aged 15-19 years, one female aged 5-9 years [Eliza J. Wallingford], one male aged 5-9 years [George S. Wallingford], one male aged under-5 years [Samuel W. Wallingford], and one female aged 60-69 years [Sarah (Corson) Wallingford]. Two members of his household were engaged in Agriculture. His household appeared in the enumeration between those of Amos Gerrish and Nahum Tasker.

Daughter Mary E. Wallingford was born in Milton in 1841.

Son David Woodbury Wallingford [I] was born in Milton in 1844. He died in Milton in 1844. Daughter Sarah Ann Wallingford was born in Milton in 1845.

The Milton selectmen of 1845 were Asa Fox, I.H. Wentworth, and David Wallingford.

In the NH Gubernatorial election of March 1845, Milton gave 52 [31.7%] votes to Abolitionist Daniel Hoit, of Sandwich, NH, 69 votes [42.1%] to Whig Gen. Anthony Colby, of New London, NH, and 43 votes [26.2%] to Democrat John H. Steele, of Peterborough, NH. (See Milton and Abolitionism). (On a statewide basis, Abolitionist Hoit received 5,786 votes [12.9%], Whig Colby received 15,579 votes [34.8%], and Democrat Steele received 23,406 votes [52.3%]). Democrat Steele won the election. Most editors identified Steele as a “Loco Foco” Democrat, while others said he was favored by the “Polkites.”

NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTION. The Loco-Focos elect 4 of the 5 Councillors and 10 of the 12 Senators, and will of course elect the others in Joint Meeting of the Legislature. Hon Salma Hale, the Whig candidate for Senate in the 9th (Cheshire) District, is said by the Patriot to lack six votes of a majority over all others. The House, so far, stands 156 Loco, 74 Whig, 7 Abolition, 2 politics unknown, 19 towns no choice, 9 to be heard from – probably all Loco (Greenfield Recorder, March 25, 1845).

Essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson said of the “Loco Foco” Democrats: “The new race is stiff, heady, and rebellious; they are fanatics in freedom; they hate tolls, taxes, turnpikes, banks, hierarchies, governors, yea, almost all laws.” They had favored formerly Presidential candidates Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.

The Milton selectmen of 1846 were Asa Fox, D. Wallingford, and J.C. Varney.

Son David Woodbury “Woodbury” Wallingford [II] was born in Milton, November 22, 1848.

David Wallingford received an initial five-year appointment as a Milton justice-of-the peace, December 27, 1848.

David Wallingford, a farmer, aged forty-nine years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Mary [(Tasker)] Wallingford, aged forty-five years (b. NH), Eliza J. Wallingford, aged seventeen years (b. NH), George S. Wallingford, aged fourteen years (b. NH), Samuel W. Wallingford, aged twelve years (b. NH), Mary E. Wallingford, aged nine years (b. NH), Sarah Wallingford, aged five years (b. NH), David W. Wallingford, aged two years (b. NH), and Sarah [(Corson)] Wallingford, aged seventy-eight years (b. NH). David Wallingford had real estate valued at $1,500. Sarah Wallingford had real estate valued at $600. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of Francis D. Horn, a shoe manufacturer, aged thirty-five years (b. NH), and Enoch Plummer, a farmer, aged thirty-five years (b. NH).

Emma F. Wallingford was born in Milton in 1850. Susan E. Wallingford was born in Milton in 1852. She died in Milton in 1856.

Milton - 1856 (Detail) - Wallingford, D
Milton, 1856 (Detail) – The home of D. Wallingford (indicated with red arrow) on the right-hand side of what is now Bolan Road (that road being a right just above the Plummer’s Ridge S.H., or schoolhouse). The homestead of his nephew, D. Wallingford, “Jr.,” may be seen on the left-hand side of the Plummer’s Ridge Road, just past what is now Bolan Road.

David Wallingford received a five-year renewal of his appointment as a Milton justice-of-the peace, December 9, 1853.

Milton sent David Wallingford to Concord, NH, as one of its two NH State Representatives for the 1855-56 biennium. (The other was Eli Wentworth (1821-1863)). His mileage was rated as 100 miles.

New Hampshire passed a prohibitory law on a third attempt in July 1855, only a month after the Portland Rum Riot. (See Milton Under “Semi-Prohibition” – 1855-02).

Son George S. Wallingford died in Milton in 1857.

Daughter Eliza J. Wallingford married in Strafford, NH, circa 1858, Edmund O. Caswell. He was born in Strafford, NH, September 12, 1833, son of Thomas and Sally (Evans) Caswell.

David Wallingford received a five-year renewal of his appointment as a Milton justice-of-the peace, September 30, 1858.

MILTON. Justice, State, John E. Goodwin. Justice, Quorum. Eli Wentworth. Justices, John L. Swinerton, Daniel P. Warren, Joseph Pearl, Robert Mathes, Elias S. Cook, David Wallingford, Charles C. Hayes, Thomas Y. Wentworth, Asa Fox, Daniel E. Palmer, Joseph Plumer, Luther Hayes, Ezra H. Twombly, Joseph Mathes, Elbridge W. Fox, Charles Jones (Farmer, 1860).

David Wallingford, a farmer, aged fifty-nine years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Mary A. [(Tasker)] Wallingford, aged fifty-four years (b. NH), Saml. W. Wallingford, a farmer, aged twenty-two years (b. NH), Mary E. Wallingford, aged eighteen years (b. NH), Sarah A. Wallingford, aged fourteen years (b. NH), David W. Wallingford, aged twelve years (b. NH), Emma F. Wallingford, aged ten years (b. NH), and Sarah [(Corson)] Wallingford, aged eighty-eight years (b. NH). David Wallingford had real estate valued at $3,000 and personal estate valued at $900. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of Nahum Tasker, a farmer, aged fifty-seven years (b. NH), and Benja Scates, a farmer, aged seventy years (b. NH). (The household of David Wallingford, Jr., a farmer, aged forty-one years (b. NH), appeared below that of Benja Scates).

Edmond O. Caswell, a farmer, aged twenty-six years (b. NH), headed a Strafford, NH, household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Eliza J. [(Wallingford)] Caswell, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH). Edmond O. Caswell had real estate valued at $1,050 and personal estate valued at $250. They shared a two-family residence with the household of Charles C. Caswell, a farmer, aged twenty-three years. (His real estate was also valued at $1,050, i.e., they likely had equal shares of the same farmstead).

David Wallingford received a five-year renewal of his appointment as a Milton justice-of-the peace, September 29, 1863. (This was his final appointment).

Son Saml W. Wallingford paid a $1 US Excise Tax on his carriage, which was valued at $75, September 16, 1864.

Mother Sarah (Corson) Wallingford died in Milton, November 22, 1864.

Daughter Mary E. Wallingford married in Farmington, NH, January 5, 1865, John Wingate, she of Milton and he of Strafford, NH. He was a shoemaker, aged twenty-nine years, and she was a lady, aged twenty-three years. Rev. Roger M. Sargent performed the ceremony. Wingate was born in Strafford, NH, in 1835, son of Joshua and Mary (McNeal) Wingate.

Daughter Eliza J. (Wallingford) Caswell died in Strafford, NH, in 1867.

Daughter Sarah A. Wallingford married in Strafford, NH, March 13, 1867, Thomas Sawyer Pease, she of Milton and he of Strafford, NH. He was aged twenty-seven years, and she was aged twenty-one years. Rev. B.B. Smith performed the ceremony. Pease was born in New Bedford, MA, September 5, 1839, son of Daniel Jr. and Jerusha (Hall) Pease.

Son Daniel W. Wallingford married (1st) in Barnstead, NH, February 13, 1870, Mary J. Tuttle, he of Milton and she of Barnstead, NH. He was a farmer, aged twenty-two years, and she was aged nineteen years. Rev. Hector Canfield performed the ceremony. She was born in Chichester, NH, September 28, 1850, daughter of Thomas and Lois (Wingate) Tuttle.

Daughter Emma F. Wallingford married in Andover, MA, February 23, 1870, George E. Drew, she of Milton and he of Strafford, NH. He was a machinist, aged twenty-four years, and she was aged nineteen years. Rev. James P. Law performed the ceremony. Baker was born in Strafford, NH, circa 1846, son of Tobias and Eliza Drew.

David Wallingford, a farmer, aged sixty-nine years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Mary A. [(Tasker)] Wallingford, keeping house, aged sixty-six years (b. NH), David W. Wallingford, a farm laborer, aged twenty-two years (b. NH), and Mary J. [(Tuttle)] Wallingford, a housekeeper, aged nineteen years (b. NH). David Wallingford had real estate valued at $4,000 and personal estate valued at $982. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of Charles Bragdon, a farmer, aged fifty-four years (b. NH), and Peleg B. Trask, works in shoe factory, aged thirty-two years (b. ME).

John Wingate, a worker (“work for …”), aged thirty-five years, headed a Rochester (“Gonic P.O.”), NH, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Mary E. [(Wallingford)] Wingate, keeping house, aged twenty-nine years, Hattie G. Wingate, aged four years, and Mary [(McNeal)] Wingate, aged seventy-six years.

Thomas Peas, works for shoe manufactory, aged twenty-nine years (b. ME), headed a Farmington (“Gonic P.O.”), NH, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Sarah P. [(Wallingford)] Peas, keeping house, aged twenty-five years (b. NH), and Herbert Peas, at home, aged three years (b. NH). Thomas Peas had real estate valued at $1,000 and personal estate valued at $450.

Son Samuel W. Wallingford married, November 10, 1870, Mary B. Plummer. She was born in Milton, September 8, 1844, daughter of Col. Enoch and Orinda (Ayers) Plummer.

Milton, 1871 (Detail) – The homes of D. Wallingford and his son, S.W. Wallingford, (indicated with red oval) on the right-hand side of what is now Bolan Road (that road being a right just above the Plummer’s Ridge S.H. No. 1, or schoolhouse). The homestead of his nephew, D. Wallingford, Jr., may be seen (inside the left-hand red oval) on the left-hand side of the Plummer’s Ridge Road, just past what is now Bolan Road. (The house (of L.B. Twombly) near the bottom of the map detail was formerly the tavern of Elijah Horne).

George Drew appeared in the Fall River, MA, directory of 1873, as a machinist, boarding at 7 North Main street. George E. Drew appeared in the directory of 1874, as a machinist, with his house at 214 South Main street. He appeared in the directory of 1876, as a machinist, boarding at 7 North Main street. (Marianne Grinnell kept a boarding house at 7 North Main street).

Samuel W. Wallingford, a penitentiary instructor, aged thirty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Brooklyn, NY, household at the time of the NY State Census of 1875. His household included his wife, Mary B. [(Plummer)] Wallingford, aged thirty years (b. NH). They shared their two-family frame house with the upstairs household of John M. Pinkham, a penitentiary foreman, aged thirty-nine years (b. NH).

Daughter-in-law Mary J. (Tuttle) Wallingford died in Milton, October 18, 1877, aged twenty-seven years, and twenty days.

David Wallingford of Milton made his last will August 23, 1878. He devised all his provisions, household furniture, stock, hay, and farming tools to his beloved wife Mary Ann Wallingford. She was also to receive a life estate in his 140-acre Milton homestead farm. He devised $600 to his son, David W. Wallingford; $100 each to his three daughters, Mary E. Wingate, Sarah A. Pease, and Emma F. Drew; and $1 each to the three children of Edmund O. Caswell, they having already received $100 each. He devised the aforementioned Milton homestead farm to his son, Samuel W. Wallingford, after the decease of his wife. Son Samuel W. Wallingford was named also as executor. Enoch T. Mason, Calvin M. Hubbard, and T.W. Tuttle signed as witnesses (Strafford County Probate, 89:493; Strafford County Probate Docket 4941).

David Wallingford died in Milton, July 20, 1879, aged seventy-six years. He had been a farmer. He was said also to have been a widower. His will was proved in Strafford County Probate court held in Dover, NH, August 5, 1879 (Strafford County Probate, 89:493; Strafford County Probate Docket 4941).

Son Daniel W. Wallingford married (2nd) in Rochester, NH, December 15, 1879, M. [Mary] Ellen Wingate, he of Milton and she of Rochester, NH. He was a shoemaker, aged thirty-seven years, and she was aged thirty years. Rev. Ezekiel True performed the ceremony. She was born in Strafford, NH, July 23, 1849, daughter of Lyman and Abigail T. “Abbie” (Gray) Wingate.

Samuel W. Wallingford, a farmer, aged forty-two years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Mary B. [(Plummer)] Wallingford, keeping house, aged thirty-six years (b. NH), his mother, Mary A. [(Tasker)] Wallingford, at home, aged seventy-four years (b. NH), his nephew, George W. Wallingford, aged eight years (b. NH), and his niece, Millie M. Wallingford, aged five years (b. NH). Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of Frank G. Horn, works on shoes, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH), and James A. Wentworth, a farmer, aged forty-two years (b. NH).

John Wingate, works in shoe factory, aged forty-five years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Mary E. [(Wallingford)] Wingate, keeping house, aged thirty-nine years (b. NH), and his daughter, Hattie G. Wingate, at school, aged thirteen years (b. NH).

Thomas S. Pease, a farmer, aged forty years (b. MA), headed a Farmington, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Sarah A. [(Wallingford)] Pease, keeping house, aged thirty-four years (b. NH), and his children, Herbert H. Pease, at home, aged twelve years (b. NH), and Edgar S. Pease, aged four years (b. NH).

David W. Wallingford, works in shoe factory, aged thirty-two years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Nellie M. [(Wingate)] Wallingford, keeping house, aged thirty years (b. NH). They shared a two-family residence on Charles Street with the household of Sarah E. Severance, keeping house, aged thirty years (b. NH).

Emma [(Wallingford)] Drew, a servant, aged twenty-five [twenty-nine] years (b. NH), was a servant in the Fall River, MA, boarding house of Marianne Grinnell, aged seventy-nine years (b. RI), at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. It was situated at North Main Street.

Daughter Mary E. (Wallingford) Wingate died in Rochester, NH, February 14, 1882.

Mary Ann (Tasker) Wallingford died in Milton in 1887.

Emma F. Drew appeared in the Fall River, MA, directories of 1889, as a widow, with her house at Section B, of the Granite Block. Emma F. Drew appeared in the Fall River, MA, directories of 1890, 1894, and 1895, as a widow, with her house at Section D, of the Granite Block.

Daughter Sarah A. (Wallingford) Pease died of apoplexy in Rochester, NH, June 22, 1893, aged forty-seven years. E.T. Hubbard, M.D., signed the death certificate.

The Milton selectmen of 1896-97 were S.W. Wallingford, J.H. Avery, and F.H. Lowd. The Milton selectmen of 1898 were S.W. Wallingford, G.E. Nute, and F.H. Lowd.

Emma F. Drew appeared in the Fall River, MA, directories of 1896, 1897, and 1899, as widow, with her house at 23 South Main street.

Son Samuel W. Wallingford died of pyemia (following a pulmonary abscess) in Milton, May 25, 1899, aged sixty-one years, five months, and twenty-eight years. M.A.H. Hart, M.D., signed the death certificate.

LOCALS. The many friends of the Plumers of the ridge in Milton bearing their name, feel sympathy for one of their number in the death of her husband, S. Willard Wallingford, on Thursday of last week. He had been ill only a week (Farmington News, June 2, 1899).

Mary B. [(Plummer)] Wallingford, a farmer, aged fifty-five years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. Her household included her brother-in-law, John H. Twombly, a physician (retired), aged fifty-one years (b. NH), and her sister (and his wife of twenty years), Frances W. [(Plummer)] Twombly, aged forty-nine years (b. NH). Mary B. Wallingford owned their farm, free-and-clear. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of Susan F. Horn, a widow, aged fifty-six years (b. NH), and George F. Henderson, a farmer, aged fifty-six years (b. ME).

John Wingate was a farm laborer, aged sixty-two years (b. NH), boarding in the Strafford, NH, household of Charles A. Tibbetts, a farmer, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH), at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census.

Thomas S. Pease, aged sixty years (b. MA), headed a North Hampton, NH, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his [second] wife (of five years), Helen A. [(Loud)] Pease, aged forty-three years (b. NH), and his daughter, Lucy M. Pease, at school, aged twelve years (b. NH). Thomas S. Pease owned their farm, with a mortgage. Helen A. Pease was the mother of no children.

David W. Wallingford, a shoe laster, aged fifty-two years, headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty years), Mary E. [(Wingate)] Wallingford, aged fifty years (b. NH), and his father-in-law, Lyman Wingate, retired, aged seventy-nine years (b. NH). David W. Wallingford rented their house on Mont Street.

Emma F. Drew appeared in the Fall River, MA, directories of 1900, 1901, and 1903, as widow, with her house at 23 South Main street.

Son-in-law John Wingate died of stomach cancer in North Barrington, NH, July 30, 1903, aged sixty-eight years, five months, and twenty-one days.

MILTON. Mrs. Mary B. Wallingford went to Boston last week (Farmington News, February 5, 1904).

MILTON. Mrs. Mary B. Wallingford returned home last week from a visit to Boston and vicinity (Farmington News, May 6, 1904).

MILTON. Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Wallingford of Rochester were in town last week (Farmington News, June 3, 1904).

Daughter-in-law MARY B. WALLINGFORD, widow of Samuel W., appeared in the Milton directory of 1905, as proprietor of a summer boarding-house at Plummer’s Ridge, near the schoolhouse.

Mrs. Emma Drew appeared in the Fall River, MA, directories of 1906, and 1908, as a loom harnessmaker, with her house at 271 Franklin street.

PERSONAL. Miss Florence Hayes made a short visit home to Milton last week, to bid bon voyage to her brother Charles and others who have gone to Washington for the class tour, M.H.S., ’08. Principal C.E. Kelly is with his students, and Mrs. Mary B. Wallingford is acting as chaperon (Farmington News, April 24, 1908).

MILTON. About 11.30 o’clock Monday night of last week a fire was discovered in the barn connected with the house on Main street owned by Woodbury Wallingford, of Rochester, and occupied by Charles Bodwell. An alarm was given but before the hose could be connected with the S.F. Dawson mill the fire had gained an uncontrollable headway. Everything was removed from the house except the furniture of two chambers. All possible work was done to save the buildings around, but the house occupied by George Gowan was lost, together with an empty store beside it. The fire was probably set by fireworks, since the barn was not occupied (Sanford Journal Tribune (Biddeford, ME), July 16, 1909).

Mary B. [(Plummer)] Wallingford, a general farm farmer, aged sixty-five years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. Her household included her brother-in-law, John H. Twombly, a home farm keeper, aged sixty-one years (b. NH), her sister (and his wife of thirty-one years), Fannie W. [(Plummer)] Twombly, aged fifty-nine years (b. NH), and her sister-in-law, Susan [(Pecker)] Plummer, aged seventy years (b. NH). Mary B. Wallingford owned their farm, free-and-clear.

Thomas S. Pease, a general farm farmer, aged seventy years (b. MA), headed a Strafford, NH, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his [third] wife (of six years), Mary E. [(Berry)] Pease, aged fifty-two years (b. NH), and his mother-in-law, Hannah A. [(Foss)] Berry, aged eighty-five years.

D. Woodbury Wallingford, a shoe factory laster, aged sixty-two 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), Mary E. [(Wingate)] Wallingford, aged sixty years (b. NH). D. Woodbury Wallingford owned their house at 20 Jackson Street, free-and-clear.

OUR FOLKS AND OTHER FOLKS. Mrs. Emma Drew, who has been summering in Rochester N.H., has returned to this city (Fall River Daily Evening News (Fall River, MA), October 21, 1912).

LOCAL. The Milton Woman’s club at its annual election last week elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. Carrie E. Kimball; vice presidents, Mrs. Ira W. Drew, Mrs. Ruth F. Plummer; recording secretary, Mrs. Gertrude Getchell; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Edith A. Dawson; treasurer, Miss Sadie Avery; auditor, Mrs. Mary B. Wallingford; exceutive committee for three years, Mrs. Annie Hayes; delegate to State Federation, Miss Gertrude Getchell (Farmington News, May 4, 1917).

Daughter Emma Drew appeared in the Fall River, MA, directory of 1919, as having removed to Rochester, N.H.

Mary B. [(Plummer)] Wallingford, aged seventy-five years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. Her household included her brother-in-law, John H. Twombly, a farmer, aged seventy-one years (b. NH), her sister, Frances W. [(Plummer)] Twombly, aged sixty-eight years (b. NH), and her sister-in-law, Susan E. [(Pecker)] Plummer, aged eighty years (b. NH). Mary B. Wallingford owned their farm on Plummer’s Ridge Road, free-and-clear.

Thomas S. Pease, a general farm farmer, aged eighty years (b. MA), headed a Strafford, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Mary E [(Berry)] Pease, aged sixty-one years (b. NH). Thomas S. Pease owned their farm, free-and-clear.

David W. Wallingford, a general farm farmer, aged seventy-two years (b. NH), headed a Rochester, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Ellen M. [(Wingate)] Wallingford, aged seventy years (b. NH). David W. Wallingford owned their farm on the Strafford Road.

Daughter Emma F. (Wallingford) Drew died in Fall River, MA, in 1920.

CARD OF THANKS. We desire to return our thanks to the kind associates who arranged for the care of our late sister, Mrs. Emma F. Drew, of Fall River, Massachusetts; to her esteemed nephew in the furtherance of those plans for the opening of her native home to perform the burial service; also for the choice floral offerings. MR. AND MRS. WOODBURY WALLINGFORD – Rochester N.H., December 24, 1920. Rochester New Hampshire papers please copy (Fall River Daily Evening News (Fall River, MA), December 27, 1920).

Son-in-law Edmund O. Caswell died of angina pectoris at Bow Lake in Strafford, NH, October 20, 1920, aged eighty-seven years, one month, and eight days. He had been a farmer and a lifelong resident of Strafford, NH.

Son-in-law Thomas S. Pease died of apoplexy in Strafford, NH, December 21, 1922, aged eighty-three years, three months, and sixteen days. He had been a farmer, who had resided in Strafford, NH, for twenty-two years, i.e., since circa 1900. His previous residence had been in North Hampton.

Son David W. “Woodbury” Wallingford died of arteriosclerosis on Strafford Road in Rochester, NH, October 18, 1926, aged seventy-seven years, ten months, and twenty-six days. He had been a farmer, who had resided in Rochester, NH, for forty years, i.e., since circa 1886. His previous residence had been in Milton.

Mary B. [(Plummer)] Wallingford, a widow, aged eighty-five years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. Mary B. Wallingford owned her house on Plummer’s Ridge, which was valued at $4,000.

Mary [(Wingate)] Wallingford, aged eighty-two years (b. NH), was one of fourteen inmates in the Gafney Home on Wakefield Street in Rochester, NH, at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census.

Daughter-in-law Mary Ellen (Wingate) Wallingford died of natural causes (arteriosclerosis senility) in the Gafney Home on Wakefield Street in Rochester, NH, November 17, 1933, aged eighty-four years, three months, and twenty-four days. She had resided in the Gafney Home for four years, i.e., since circa 1930, with her previous residence in Rochester, NH. C.E. Dunbar, M.D., signed the death certificate.

Daughter-in-law Mary B. (Plummer) Wallingford died of hypertensive heart disease in the Masonic Home in Manchester, NH, September 22, 1939, aged ninety-five years, and fifteen days. She had resided in the Masonic Home for seven years and eight months, i.e., since circa January 1932, with her previous residence in Milton. C.E. Dunbar, M.D., signed the death certificate.


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