OBITUARIES & DEATH NOTICES FROM OLD
Surnames starting with C
CASS, Anson Bradley
March 31, 1952
EPSOM, April 1 - Anson Bradley Cass, 93, oldest native resident, died
last night at the home of his grandson, Robert H. Cass, where he had been
spending the winter. He had been in failing health for some time.
Nr, Cass was born at the family homestead in the Mountain District where
he resided all his life. He had been a farmer. He was holder of the Boston
Post cane. He held membership in Evergreen lodge, I.O.O.F. of Short Falls.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Alida J. Cass, and a son Ralph L. Cass;
a sister, Mrs. Emma Chapman of Worcester, Mass.; his grandson Robert Cass;
and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at
2 o'clock at the New Rye Church.
CASS, Arabella (Chesley)
Sept. 18, 1949
Pembroke - Sept. 19, 1949 - Mrs. Arabella (Chesley) Cass, widow of George
P. Cass, died in her home on Pembroke Street, Sunday night. She was born
in Epsom, NH, Sept. 15, 1859, a daughter of Jonathan and Abigail (Hoyt)
Chesley, and lived there until 1916 when she moved to Prmbroke. Mrs. Cass
was a former school teacher. She was a member of Ivy Green Rebekah lodge
of Short Falls, and of the Christian Congregational Church in New Rye.
Survivors include a daughter, Miss Jennie Cass, who made her home with
her mother; a sister, Mrs. Annie C. Denton of Concord; and several nieces
and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the home, Wednesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in New Rye Cemetery.
CASS, Eliza B. (Philbrick)
January 28, 1908
Mrs. Eliza B. (Philbrick) Cass, wife of the late Levi Cass, died at the
old home in New Rye, Epsom, Tuesday morning, aged 81 years. Mrs. Cass
was sick but a few days, taking her bed on Friday of last week. Last Thanksgiving
day there was a family reunion at the old home, which is now occupied
by George Pl Cass and with whom she resided, and there were 17 seated
at dinner of her sons, daughters and grandchildren. Mrs. Cass is survived
by eight children, all of whom with her in her last sickness. They are
Mrs. W.C. Doe of Lynn, Mass; William W. Cass of Suncook; George P. Cass,
Miss Etta Cass, John T. Cass and Mrs. W.G. Weeks of Epsom; Miss Hattie
E. Cass of Pittsfield; and Fred T. Cass of Concord.
CASS, George C.
March 14, 1939
Special to the Union - Pembroke, March 14 (1939) - George P. Cass, 81,
died this morning at his home on Pembroke street after a long illness.
He was a former member of the General Court, a former selectman and served
on the Pembroke Water Commission for 14 years. Mr. Cass was born in New
Rye, a section of Epsom, NH, and had made his home in Pembroke for the
past 23 years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, and the grange. He
served the town of Pembroke in the state Legislature in 1921-23. The survivors
are his wife, Mrs. Arabell (Chesley) Cass; one daughter, Miss Jennie S.
Cass; one sister, Mrs. Etta Davis of Pittsfield. Funeral services will
take place Friday, March 17, at the home on Pembrike street with burial
in the family lot in the New Rye Cemetery. Friends are invited.
CASS, Samuel S.
August 9, 1913
Samuel S. Cass passed away at the home of his son, Walter S. Cass, last
Saturday morning. Mr. Cass was born in Epsom, August 25, 1828, but the
most of his life was passed in Allenstown. For quite a number of years
he had made his home in Suncook with his son. He was a universally respected
citizen and had many friends. He was a member of the New Rye Church in
Epsom. He had been in poor health for several weeks and was devotedly
cared for by his son and family. His familiar form will be much missed
on our streets.
The funeral was held at the home Monday afternoon, Rev. H.J. Foote, pastor
of the Methodist church officiating. Singing by M.H. Knox. The bearers
were relative. Fred W. Morse was the undertaker and funeral manager. He
was laid to rest in the family lot in the cemetery near his old home at
New Rye, Epsom. The floral tributes were very beautiful.
In Epsom, Nov. 28, suddenly, Mr. John Cate, aged 56. By his dispensation
a bereaved widow is called to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate
husband, and four daughters the loss of a tender and indulgent parent.
Mr. Cate was a useful and exemplary member of the Congregational Church
in Epsom, and from his early life a pattern of honesty, integrity, and
uprightness in all his dealings. His loss will be long and deeply felt
in the circle of his acquaintance.
New Hampshire Statesman and Concord Register 12-5-1829 In Epsom, on the
29th ult Mr. John Cate, aged 56 years. By this dispensation an affectionate
and happy family were suddenly bereaved of an indulgent and exemplary
husband and father; and the town of an upright, peaceable and industrious
citizen - the loss of who will long be felt in the circle of his friends
In Epsom, N.H. Mr. James Chapman, aged 40; he hung himself with a skein
of yarn, upon a loom.
New Hampshire Statesman
In Charlestown, Mass., Dec. 25  Miss Mary Chapman, formerly of Epsom,
in this State, aged 50.
CHASE, Hannah (Pulsifer)
New Hampshire Statesman & State Journal
At Deerfield, Hannah, the widow of the late Jonathan Chase, late of Epsom,
CHESLEY, Daniel Gilman
May 14, 1919
In the removal by death of Daniel Gilman Chesley, the town of Epsom has
lost one of its most worthy citizens, who for many years ably and faithfully
filled offices of trust, serving as Selectman, Town Clerk, Town Treasurer,
Superintending School Committee, District Treasurer and member of School
Fitted by nature and education for a teacher, he taught his first school
at East Concord when eighteen years of age. Following this he taught a
part of each year for nearly thirty years, mostly winter schools. In those
years there were fewer high schools and winter terms of school in many
districts were attended by advanced pupils. Greenleaf's National Arithmetic
and higher Algebra were frequently taught and Mr. Chesley's mathematical
skill gave him high rank as a teacher and mathematician. He taught with
great success in East Concord, Epsom, Pittsfield, Barnstead, Gilmanton,
New Durham, Middleton and Barrington in New Hampshire, and spending some
months in Illinois, he taught one term of school in that state.
He belonged to a family of educators having six sisters who were teachers.
His father also had been a teacher and superintending school committee
He was married November 25, 1888, to one of his former pupils, Olive E.
Sanborn of Gilmanton, who survives him, together with their two children,
Eleanora Sanborn, now the wife of Lewis H. Nutter, and John Gilman, the
only son. One daughter, Mabel Florence, died December 15, 1906, at the
age of thirteen years.
Daniel G. Chesley, familiarly known as Gilman, was a good man, devoted
to his family, honorable and upright in all his dealings. He was a kind
neighbor, a considerate employer, a faithful friend and will be greatly
missed in the community. He died May 14, 1919, in the house where he was
born nearly eighty-two years before on the farm land bought from the Indians
by his ancestor, Samuel Blake, the first settler of Epsom.
From another newspaper: Mr. Chesley was born in the same homestead where
he died, on July 2, 1837, his parents being John and Joanna (Tibbetts)
Chesley. He taught school at South Barnstead, Epsom, Gilmanton and the
vicinity of Decatur, Ill, for twenty-nine terms, working at home on the
farm during the summer months.
Funeral services were held at the home, Saturday afternoon 2 o'clock.
Rev. G.B. Southwick pastor of the Free Baptist Church, conducted the service
and Mrs. Eva Lawrence Cox sang the favorite hymns of the family. The bearers
were Maurice C. Philbrick, Joseph Lawrence, Edwin R. Yeaton and Charles
M. Steele. Burial was in McClary cemetery, C.R. Bickford of Northwood
having charge of the arrangements.
CHESLEY, Mabel Florence
December 15, 1906
Died - Mabel Florence, daughter of D.G. and Olive Chesley, aged 13. She
has been ill a long time with a heart trouble and her death was expected.
Mabel was a bright scholar, unusually affable and greatly beloved by her
teachers and schoolmates. Her death has made a void in the family that
will always be felt by the parents, sisters and brothers. Funeral was
held at the residence, Monday, the 17th. The Rev. Mr. Wormwood spoke words
of comfort. Singing by Mrs. Horace Edmunds. The bearers were Roland Hall,
Edwin Bunker, Oscar Hilliard and Charles Rogers. Funeral director H.S.
Knowles; Mabel was laid to rest in the McClary cemetery with her wintry
covered with beautiful flowers.
CILLEY, Col. Daniel
In Epsom, N.H., Dec. 4, Col. Daniel Cilley, 73, the only surviving child
of Gen. Joseph Cilley of revolutionary fame.
CILLEY, Rev. Daniel Plumer
Boston Daily Advertiser
Rev. D.P. Cilley died suddenly at Farmington, NH, Wednesday. He was born
at Epsom, NH in 1806. He had preached at Manchester and Boston for the
eight years following 1850. During the war he was chaplain of the Eighth
New Hampshire and a New York regiment. The year following the close of
the war he was sent by the American Board of Home Missions as home missionary
to Alabama, and he worked from 1868 to 1873 in North Carolina. Since that
time he had lived in Farmington.
CILLEY, Daniel Thomas
September 20, 1920
Daniel Thomas Cilley, aged 86 years, Epsom's oldest male resident, died
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Annie L. Towle, Thursday morning, September
23. Mr. Cilley was born in Deerfield, May 1, 1834, the son of Samuel Plumer
and Hannah (Critchett) Cilley and a descendant of General Joseph Cilley,
who was distinguished for bravery and patriotism in the hard fought battles
of the Revolution. At an early age Mr. Cilley moved with his parents to
Epsom and with the exception of a few years residence in Chichester, nearly
all his live has been spent in this town. On July 4, 1859, Mr. Cilley
was united in marriage to Lydia A. Babb of Epsom, a woman of true, Christian
character, who passed away June 24, 1903. The immediate surviving relatives
are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Lawrence and Mrs. Benjamin M. Towle, two
granddaughters and one great granddaughter. Funeral services were held
at the late home, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. G.B. Southwick
spoke comforting words and Miss Doris Shores sang. Bearers were Walter
Chesley, Charles Hall, Minot R. Yeaton and William C. Burnham, former
neighbors of the deceased. The casket was surrounded by beautiful flowers.
Burial was in the family lot at McClary cemetery under the direction of
C.R. Bickford of Northwood.
CLARK, John S.
Nov. 24, 1963
Pittsfield, NH - John S. Clark, 71, World War I veteran, died Sunday,
Nov. 24 (1963) at the Veterans Adminsitration Hospital in Manchester after
a brief illness.
A retired poultry farmer, Mr. Clark was born in Epsom and lived in Pittsfield
many years before moving to Rochester three years ago.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Altie L. (Dodge) Clark; a stepdaughter Mrs.
Oliver Turnelle of Rochester; a grandchild and great grandchild; two brothers,
Leon L. Clark of Loudn and Ernest F. Clark of Candia; a sister, Mrs. Susie
Kimball of Pittsfield: two half sisters, Mrs. Hazel Fletcher of Loudon
and Mrs. Doris Bishop of Pittsfield.
CLARK, Samuel Lucas
December 3, 1935
EPSOM, Dec. 5 - Samuel Lucas Clark of Epsom died at his home on the New
Orchard road on Tuesday evening, Dec. 3. Mr. Clark was in his 75th year
and had been in poor health for a long time. He was born in Epsom on July
20, 1861, and was the son of Samuel Clark and Susan Alden Clark. He lived
all his life in Epsom, Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Alice Clark; children,
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Kimball, Epsom; Mrs. Sadie C. Kimball, Pittsfield; John
S. Clark, Pittsfield; Leon L. Clark, Loudon; Mrs. Susan J. Kimball, Pittsfield;
Ernest F. Clark, Epsom; Miss Hazel N. Clark, Miss Doris E. Clark and Miss
Beatrice Carter, all of Epsom. Brothers and sisters who survive are Mrs.
Susie Welch and Mrs. Mary C. Newell of Pittsfield; John Clark, Weare;
and Augustus Clark, William Clark and Henry Clark of Pittsfield. Burial
will be in Floral Park cemetery in Pittsfield.
In Epsom, Feb. 26, Daniel Clough, aged 75 years, 3 months
CLOUGH, Daniel Ansel
NH Patriot and State Gazette
Daniel Ansel Clough, a well known artist, formerly of this city, died
at the residence of his father in Epsom, on Tuesday morning last, of consumption,
at the age of 31 years. Since 1871 he has resided in Boston, where he
devoted himself to landscape and portrait painting. During his residence
in this city he made many friends who will sincerely mourn his departure.
He was an artist of true talents, and his works were aquiring a considerable
reputation. He leaves a widow. While in this city he joined White Mountain
Lodge, IOOF, a considerable delegation from which went to Epsom on the
morning train to attend his funeral.
CLOUGH, Mehitable (Watson)
In Barrington, Oct. 3, of typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. Mehitable B. Clough,
aged 70 years, 8 months.
Mrs. Clough was buried in Epsom, where she had resided for many years.
She had been a humble Christian from youth, having been baptized by Elder
Ebenezer Knowlton. In her death the church and community have sustained
a severe loss. Many friends will remember the early death of her only
son, a promising young artist, for whom the stricken mother never ceased
to mourn. She leaves three daughters - Mrs. Heath, of Lowell, Mass., Mrs.
Rev. J.B. Leighton of Vineland, N.J., and Mrs. Charles Swaine of Barrington.
COFRAN, Isabel 'Belle' E. (Hartford)
March 29, 1951
EPSOM, March 30 - Word has been received from Newburyport, Mass., of the
death of Mrs. Belle E. Cofran, who died on Thursday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Emerson. Mrs. Cofran had been ill about three
Most of her life had been spent in Epsom. She was born in Canaan, the
daughter of James and Esther Hartford, on March 13, 1860, and observed
her 91st birthday two weeks ago.
The survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Emerson and Mrs. Charles L.
Snell of Billerica, Mass,; one son, Noah M. Cofran of Short Falls; one
sister, Mrs. Ida H. Stearns of New Rye; 13 grandchildren, several great
grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Grandsons of Mrs. Cofran acted as bearers were Charles H. Snell, Leominster,
Mass., Robert A. Snell, Arthur L.Snell and Howard C. Snell of Billerica,
Mass.; Donald Emerson of Newburyport, Mass.; and Philip P. Cofran, Gossville.
The committal service and burial were at the cemetery in Pembroke.
COFRAN, Philip P.
January 21, 1956
EPSOM, Jan. 23 - Philip P. Cofran, 36, Army veteran of World War II and
a lifelong resident of this community, died Saturday at the Veterans hospital
at Manchester, after a long illness.
Mr. Cofran was graduated from Pembroke Academy. He was a charter member
of the Elwood O. Wells post, American Legion, and served as its first
service officer. He was a past member of McClary grange, and was a member
of Evergreen lodge, IOOF.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Claire J. Cofran; three daughters, Sharon,
Pamela and Debra Cofran; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah M. Cofran; aunts,
uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the New Rye Congregational
church, Rev. H. Franklin Parker, pastor, officiating. Rev. Alfred Luce,
pastor of the Epsom Baptist church, will assist. Burial will be in the
New Rye cemetery.
Deaths of New Hampshire Soldiers in the Army
New Hampshire Statesman
COTTERELL, John, Epsom, aged 23
COTTON, Helen F.
New Hampshire Statesman
In Epsom, April 18, Helen F. Cotton, aged 30
COTTON, Mary M.
In Epsom, March 1, at the residence of her sister Abby J. Haynes, Miss
Mary M. Cotton, aged 54 years 10 months
COX, Eva Augusta (Lawrence)
December 10, 1933
Mrs. Eva Lawrence Cox, died at her home in Epsom Center last Sunday night.
Mrs. Cox had been ill for several moths but had been confined to her bed
for only about three weeks.
She was the daughter of the late Joseph Lawrence and Luella Cilley Lawrence,
was born in Epsom on October 19, 1883, and lived her whole life at the
family home in Epsom Center. On October 15, 1907, she was marred to John
Mrs. Cox was a member of the New Rye Congregational Church, past noble
grand of Ivygreen Rebekah lodge No. 36, and for many years lecturer of
McClary Grange. She taught in the schools of Epsom and Chichester for
several years and was the Rebekah pianist for about 15 years. As long
as her health permitted, Mrs. Cox was an energetic worker in the various
societies of the Epsom Baptist church. She also sent the Epsom news to
the Manchester Union and the Valley Times and was at one time correspondent
for the Concord Monitor.
The funeral was held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock Rev.
Ralph Osborne of the Epsom Baptist Church and Rev. H. Franklin Parker
of Chichester officiated at the services which were followed by the Rebekah
service in charge of the noble grand, Miss Alida Cass.
Mrs. Cox is survived by the widower, John W. Cox; two aunts, Mrs. Annie
Cilley Towle of Epsom and Mrs. Sophilla Lawrence Bulfinch of Brookline,
Mass., and an uncle, Abott Lawrence of Springfield, Mass.
CRAM, Lizzie G. (Tarleton)
Daily Evening Bulletin
In Brooklyn, May 11, after a lingering illness of pulmatory consumption,
Lizzie G., beloved wife of Colonel Charles A. Crane, recently of San Francisco,
an only daughter of William Tarleton of Epsom, New Hampshire, in the 38th
year of her age.
CURTIS, Lieut. Jonathan
In Epsom, July 12, Lieut. Jonathan Curtis, aged 78. He early engaged in
the revolutionary struggle for liberty - was one of the minute men, and
of the army that invested Boston, after the battle of Lexington.
CURTIS, Jonathan Strong
In Epsom, on the 14th instant, Jonathan Strong Curtis, aged about 24 months,
only child of Rev. Jonathan Curtis.