OBITUARIES & DEATH NOTICES FROM OLD
Surnames starting with H
HALL, Ellen M. (Dolbeer)
Feb. 27, 1914
The funeral of MRs. Ellen M. Hall was held from New Rye church at Epsom,
Sunday, Rev. W. J. Jordan, officiated. The Rebekah service was performed
by Noble Grand Annie Ordway, Vice Grand Clara Weeks, Chaplain Abbie Whitten
and Marchal Annie Fowler of Ivygreen lodge. McClary grange attended the
services in a body.
The bearers were J.C. Lear, John Perkins, A.L. Ricker and Calvin Brown.
The honorary bearers were Miss Annette Dowst, Mrs. Clara Page, Mrs. Nellie
Lear and Mrs. Nancy Brown.
Burial was in New Rye cemetery under the direction of undertaker Elmer
July 31, 1928
Frank Hall, 69 years died at the Margaret Pillsbury hospital in Concord
only July 31. Mr. Hall was born on June 1, 1859, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew J. Hall and came to Epsom with his parents from Lebanon, Ill.,
when four years of age. Mr. Hall was married to Miss Emma M. Dow of Epsom
who survives him, after many years of happy companionship. Mr. Hall was
employed by the Boston and Maine Railroad for forty-four years, serving
as foreman of the section gang for nearly all of that period. He was a
member of Suncook Lodge I.O.O.F. at Pittsfield and of Ivygreen Rebekah
Lodge at Short Falls, also past councilor of the Junior Order of American
Mechanics. The funeral was held at the home on last Friday afternoon and
the services were largely attended. Rev. Emmet Russell, pastor of the
Epsom Baptist Church conducted the service. Mrs. Eva Lawrence Cox rendered
vocal selections. The bearers were Albert D. Sherburne, Moses I. Burnham,
Burt D. Young and George Mason. The Gossville Council of Mechanics performed
their burial service at the grave. Burial was in the family lot at Gossville
HALL, Jane (Langley)
December 28, 1912
Mrs. Jane (Langley) Hall, widow of the late Charles H. Hall, died at her
home December 28, after a lingering illness. She was 77 years and 10 months
of age and leaves to mourn her loss two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Bickford
of New London, Mrs. Ella Brown of Groveland, mass., and one son, Hollis
Hall; four grandchildren, Arthur Bickford of New London, Mrs. Flora Sullivan,
Viola and Ruth Brown of Groveland, Mass; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Moore
of Chichester and Mrs. Rosilla Libby, and two brothers, John Langley of
Allenstown and Joseph Colcord of Exeter. The funeral was held from the
home Tuesday at 12:30 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Paquette of Northwood Narrows
officiating clergyman. There were many beautiful floral tributes. Mrs.
Eva Lawrence Cox rendered "Asleep in Jesus" and Mr. Paquette
sang "No Burdens in the Better Land." The bearers were Joseph
Lawrence, Jerry Fogg, Albion N. Ambrose and John W. Cox. Interment in
McClary cemetery, C.R. Bickford of Northwood, furnishing undertaker.
HALL, Vernon J.
March 5, 1956
EPSOM, March 6 - Vernon J. Hall, 27, died yesterday at Margaret Pillsbury
unit, Concord hospital, after a long illness. A native of Milford, he
had resided in this community most of his life.
Mr. Hall attended schools here and Pembroke Academy. He trained racehorses
for a time, racing them in Canada. He lost his eyesight about two years
ago, and had attended St. Paul's Institute for the Blind in Newton, Mass.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Percy E. Hall of this town; two
brothers, Auton E. and Sheldon P. Hall, Epsom; a sister, Mrs. Lois Provencher
of Concord; an aunt, Mrs. Grace Stone, Epsom; and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Epsom Baptist
church, Rev. Franklin Parker of Chichester officiating. Burial will be
in McClary cemetery.
HAM, George W.
At Epsom, very suddenly, George W., youngest son of William Ham Esq.,
in the 23rd year of his age. His remains were escorted to the grave, July
4th, by the Epsom Light Infantry of which the deceased was a member, and
a large circle of mourning relatives and friends. The deceased was a young
man of industrious habits and unblemished reputation. His many amiable
traits of character had much endeared him to his family and friends, who
will deeply feel his sudden and unexpected death. Long will this anniversary
of our nation's independence be painfully remembered by the bereaved family,
and especially by her to whom he was betrothed.
New Hampshire Statesman & State Journal
In Epsom, Capt. John Ham, a soldier of the Revolution, aged 73
HAM, Nancy (Hopkinson)
New Hampshire Statesman
In Epsom, April 1, Nancy, wife of William Ham, Esq., aged 70
HAM, Olive (Towle)
New Hampshire Statesman & State Journal
In Epsom, April 6th, Mrs. Oiley, widow of the late Capt. John Ham, 76
August 8, 1916
The community has been saddened by the drowning accident whereby Miss
Alice Hart, an attractive girl of the character, aged 17 years, by venturing
beyond her depth while in bathing, lost her life in the waters of Lake
Pleasant at Deerfield. Miss Hart has been employed in Concord and was
spending a vacation at the home near the Deerfield line, a day's outing
at the Park being one of the entertaining features planned for her visit.
The party consisted of women and children who were unable to be of assistance
when the tragedy so quickly occurred. Life was wholly extinct when the
body was recovered. Miss Hart is survived by a father, grandmother, five
brothers and 2 sisters to whom much sympathy is extended. The funeral
was held at the Epsom Free Baptist church, Friday afternoon and was attended
by many friends. Rev. W.J. Gordon conducted the service. Singing was by
Mrs. Eva Lawrence Cox. Bearers were Stacey, Clay, Lysle and Clarence Hart,
four brothers of the deceased. The white casket was surrounded by a handsome
display of floral tributes. Burial was in the family lot at McClary cemetery
under the direction of C.R. Bickford of Northwood.
HART, Mattie (Hastings)
February 13, 1909
Mattie Hastings, wife of William Hart, died February 13. She was taken
sick on Tuesday with the colic and she suffered intensely until Saturday
at 2 o'clock when the pain went to her heart causing her death. She was
born October 19, 1867 and will be well remembered as having lived in Epsom
and Gossville where she gained many friends. The funeral was held Tuesday
at the home in Deerfield, the Rev. Mr. Roys officiating. Singing was by
Mr. Roys and Miss Ada Brown. The bearers were C.M. Steele, Van Bunker,
Charles Hall and Will Ambrose. Interment was made in McClary cemetery.
She leaves to mourn her death a husband, eight children, the youngest
a six month old infant; one brother, George Hastings of Salem, Mass.,
and they have the sympathy of the entire community.
HAYNES, Ambrose, D.
New Hampshire Statesman
At Hatteras Inlet, N.C., Ambrose D. Haynes, ages 36 years, child of Caleb
B. and Hannah Haynes
HAYNES. Eliza P. (Goss)
At Epsom, July 1, Eliza P., wife of Ambrose D. Haynes, aged 26. She has
left behind her two little children, now without a mother's care - one
but an infant. She was sensible that she must die, and appeared to resign
herself calmly and willingly into the hands of her God and Redeemer. To
all her surviving friends her loss is very great - to husband, parents,
brethren and sisters, their wounds are deep, their trials are heavy -
may a merciful God heal them and comfort them.
New Hampshire Statesman
In Washington, D.C., Mr. H.B. Haines, of Epsom, 6th N.H.V., aged 31
HAYNES, Ida A. (Wells)
February 13, 1909
Death from Pneumonia of Mrs. Ida C. Haynes
SHORT FALLS Feb. 14 - Mrs. Ida A. Haynes, wife of Charles F. Haynes, died
last night of pneumonia, at the age of 51. She is survived by two brothers
and one sister. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock
at the New Rye Church.
In Epsom, 2nd inst. Jeremiah, son of John S. Haynes, aged 22. After dinner
he went into the vicinity of Suncook river for the purpose of removing
sheep from one pasture to another. His protracted absence at length alarmed
the fears of his father and friends, who soon repaired to the banks of
the stream where they found his clothes apparently in the situation in
which he had deposited them when taken off for the purpose of bathing.
A short search discovered his lifeless corpse at the bottom. He was an
estimable and deserving young man, and his death is deeply lamented by
his family and friends.
HAYNES, Olive A.
New Hampshire Statesman
In Epsom, Feb. 12, Olive A. Haynes, aged 21 years, child of Caleb B. and
HAYNES, Margaret D.
Dec. 30, 1933
The Valley Times 1-12-1934
The funeral of Mrs. Margaret D. Haynes was held Tuesday at the New Rye
Church in the presence of more than 150 friends, neighbors and representatives
of nearby granges, who gathered to pay their last respects. Rev. Milton
C. Froyd,pastor, conducted the religious rites, which were followed by
the service of Auxiliary No. 1, of Canton Wildey, Patriarchs Militant
I.O.O.F., of Concord, led by the president, Mrs. Hattie Lord and her staff.
The bearers were N. Scott Munroe, Jesse A. Hunt, Walter B. Wells and Arthur
A. Wells, all of whom had been pupils of Mrs. Haynes at the New Rye School
in years gone by. Col. Bert Page and Capt. Harry E. Lord of Concord were
Union Leader: Mrs. Margaret D. Haynes of Short Falls, wife of George H.
Haynes, died at the New Hampshire Memorial hospital of Concord early Saturday
morning, Dec. 30, at the age of 57. She was born in Boston on May 14,
1876, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waterhouse. She came to Epsom
in 1897 as a teacher and taught before and after her marriage. On August
19, 1903, she was married to George H. Haynes of New Rye. They were the
parents of four children, one of whom survives her.
She is survived by the widower, George H. Haynes; one son, Everett G.
Haynes, both of Short Falls; a sister, Mrs. Mary W. Smith of Rochester,
and a brother Henry Waterhouse.
HAYNES, Sam Burns
Dec. 17, 1936
EPSOM, Dec. 19 - Sam Burns Haynes of New Rye died late Thursday night
at the New Hampshire Memorial hospital in Concord. Mr. Haynes was born
on June 20, 1859 in New Rye, and was the son of Hiram Bartlett Haynes
and Abby Jane Cotton Haynes. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Clara
H. Page; one brother, Frank B. Haynes and a niece, Miss Grace Woodman,
all of Allenstown. Mr. Haynes was a member of Oak Hill Odd Fellows lodge
of Manchester. He had been a member of the order for 52 years, joining
the Suncook lodge in Pittsfield, later transferring to the Manchester
HAZELTINE, Margaret (McClary)
New York Spectator
In Peoria county, on the 20th March, Mrs. Margaret Haseltine, relict of
the late Rev. Ebenezer Haseltine of Epsom, NH, aged 77.
HEATH, Capt. Andrew McClary
7-24-1876 Mirror and Farmer
Death of a Manchester Teacher. - The news cp,es by telegraph of the death
at Epsom, this State, Saturday afternoon, of Capt. Andrew M. Heath, principal
of the Piscataquog Grammar school in this city, at the age of 39 years.
It was said last week that he was spending but a sorry vacation, being
ill with inflammation of the bowels. He was not much known here having
only come here to take charge of his school when Mr. Brown left it about
the first of this year but he was highly esteemed by those who were aquainted
with him, and he had the just reputation of a faithful teacher. His war
record was a bright one. He enlisted from Loudon for three years in the
Twelfth Regiment, being commissioned January 14, 1863, as Sergeant-Maj0or.
In twelve days he was promoted to be Second Lieutenant, on the twelfth
of May to First Lieutanant , on the first of June to Adjutant. He was
raised to Captain Januaary 10, 1865, having been slightly wounded in the
previous July. He obtained especial distinction by his bravery at Gettysburg,
where he carried both colors after the color bearers had fallen under
the rebel fire.
The Funeral of Captain Heath. - The funeral exercises of Capt. Andrew
McClary Heath were at the home of his parents in Epsom on Tuesday, the
20th, at 11 o'clock A.M., the procession taking the noon train for Pittsfield,
where the body was buried with Masonic honors in accordance with the request
of the deceased. The exercises were in charge of Corinthian Lodge of F.A.M.
of Pittsfield, Rev. S. L. Greeley officiating as chaplain, and were appropriate
and impressive. The members pf tje Post of the Grand Army of that place,
representative of the 12th New Hampshire Regiment, also of the teachers,
school committee and his scholars from Manchester joined in the procession.
His many noble qualities of mind and heart had won for him, in a marked
degree, the esteem and confidence of thse he met. and there was an unusual
attendance at the funeral exercises both at Epsom and Pittsfield. The
body was enclosed in a casket, surrounded with smilax and flowers and
a large and beautiful wreath of flowers furnished by his scholars, and
the grave was lined with evergreen. The Masons kindly furnished an ample
collation at the passenger station at Pittsfield which was highly appreciated
by the Manchester delegation and others from abroad. Capt. Heath was of
revolutionary stock and his form and size is said to have resembled his
namesake and great grand-father, Maj. Andrew McClary, the highest commanding
office killed at the battle of Bunker Hill.
HEATH, Douglas Merrill
12-15-1832 New Hampshire Statesman & State Journal
In Ipswich, Mass., Dec. 1, Douglas Merrill Heath of Epsom, NH
HEATH, Edith (Batchelder)
March 20, 1933
The funeral of Mrs. Edith (Batchelder) Heath, 61 years, was held at the
Epsom Baptist church, on March 23. Rev. Ralph Osborne conducted the service
and Mrs. Osborne played as a prelude on the organ, "Abide With Me."
The bearers were Almon M. Worth, William H. Knowles, George H. Yeaton
and Frank E. Brown. The funeral director was Victor LeBlanc of Suncook.
Among the out of town people present were: Mr. & Mrs. Fred S. heath
of Concord, Mr. & Mrs. Roland S. Hall, Miss Carol Hall and Harold
Garland of Portsmouth, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd, Mrs. Kimball, Mrs. Ramsdell
of Manchester, Mrs. Charles Brown of Suncook, Mrs. Harriet Batchelder
HEATH, Lucy R. (Green)
In Epsom, Aug. 26, Lucy R. widow of the late Capt. A.M. Heath, lf the
12th NH Regiment, aged 35 years
HEATH, Rosilla W. (Clough)
December 12, 1921
Mrs. Rosilla W. Heath, widow of Capt. Christopher S. Heath, aged 92 years,
Epsom's oldest resident, passed away Sunday morning after a brief illness
of pneumonia. She is survived by four children, Alonzo Heath, station
agent at Wilton, Mrs. R. Estelle Hall, who resided with her mother, Fred
S. Heath, assistant treasurer of the Boston and Maine Railroad at Concord,
and Ansel C. Heath of Manchester; also by two grandsons and two great
granddaughters. Mrs. Heath was born April 15, 1829, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Clough and one of a talented family of three children. Her brother
was an artist and sister, Mrs. C. Jennie Swaine, a poetess of considerable
ability. Mrs. Heath whose early girlhood was spent in Epsom, was a successful
teacher in the public schools. Her literary attainments and general information
on early history were appreciated by all her friends and acquaintances.
She was an esteemed member of the church and Ladie's Sewing Circle, also
the Relief Corps, maintaining her interest and support until the end of
her earthly life which was filled with deeds of helpful kindness. A prayer
service was held at the home, Wednesday noon followed by services at the
F.B. Church. Burial was in the family lot at Gossville cemetery.
New Hampshire Statesman
In Andover, Mass., Aug 31, William Heath, age 22, son of Simon A. Heath
Esq. of Epsom, N.H.
August 28, 1869
Mirror and Farmer
James Hersey, Esq., one of our most respected citizens, died at 3 o'clock,
Saturday morning, at his residence, corner of Union and Lowell streets
(Manchester) in the 75th year of his age.
Mr. Hersey was, we believe, a native of Sanbornton, and was known prior
to his residence in this city as "Master Hersey." For more than
thirty years he was engaged very successfully in the profession of teaching,
and had the early instruction of more scholars than any man of his day
in this section of the country. He is still remembered kindly by many
people in Epsom, Nottingham and that part of the State, as well as by
residents of Belknap County. His father, whose name he bore, was a surveyor
under royal appointment, laid out many of the original towns of the State
and made the first survey of the lake section. A tract of land in Sanbornton
was given by Gov. Wentworth to the elder Hersey, the title to which is
still in the family.
The deceased came to this city twenty three years ago, after having abandonded
his life-long occupation. He was at one time a member of the School Committee,
and on the acessionn of Gen. Taylor to the Presidency, Mr. Hersey was
appointed Postmaster of this city, on a large petition of the merchants
and mechanics of the place, and in opposition, as was then ademitted,
to the regular political candidate. He held the office vour years, and
on retiring engaged for some years in the book and stationary business
on Hanover street, as senior member of the firm of Hersey and Tilton.
For several years past he has been in a feeble state of health, and has
been incapacitatef for the transaction of business, and has done by little
labor. He leaves a wife, to who he was married about twenty years ago,
but has no children and but few relatives. He has many warm friends in
this city and in other sections of the State, who will long hold him in
HILL, Flora J. (Holt)
October 2, 1926
Mrs. Flora J. Hill, widow of Dr. Roscoe Hill of Pittsfield, died Saturday
at the home of her brother, Thomas P. Holt, Pembroke Street. Mrs. Hill
was 69 years of age and was born in Pembroke, daughter of Thomas R. and
Esther (Parker) Holt. She was a member of the Pembroke Congregational
church and of the Rebekah lodge at Short Falls. She is survived by two
brothers, Thomas P. Holt of Pembroke and Wilson E. Holt of Nashville,
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, Epsom, Wednesday at
HILL, John L. (J.)
July 30, 1913
The funeral of John L. Hill, who died in the Elliott Hospital in Manchester,
N.H., July 29, of blood poison and pneumonia, was held at the residence
of Hollis Hall, the Rev. W.J. Gordon officiating. Singing was furnished
by Eva Lawrence Cox, a poem was contributed by T.W. Center, W. H. Knowles,
director. Burial in McClary cemetery.
The deceased was a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M., who attended a score or
more. There was a committal service at the grave. The deceased leaves
to mourn his loss a widow, two sons and one daughter, a father, mother
and two brothers who have the sympathy of a score of friends and neighbors.
The deceased was a good friend and a kind neighbor and was respected by
all both old and young. He had been for several years past closely associated
with Hollis Hall, a relative and neighbor and they were hardly ever separated
from each other and the union seemed so strong that nothing could sever
but death. The funeral was largely attended, many coming from Pittsfield
and other towns.
HILL, Roscoe Dr.
July 5, 1925
LONG LIFE OF SERVICE IN COMMUNITIES ABOUT EPSOM ENDS WHEN HEART FAILS
The community was much saddened by the news that Dr. Roscoe Hill died
Sunday at the Margaret Pillsbury hospital at Concord. He had gone there
a few days ago for an expert study of the condition of his heart, which
had been giving him trouble for a considerable time, and was resting comfortably
until at a late hour Sunday when his heart failed.
Dr. Hill had been a resident here a few years. He came here from Epsom
where he had server for more than 30 years as a typical country doctor.
Finding that his strength could no longer stand the demands made upon
it by his patients, and possessed of too sympathetic a nature to deny
the calls of his neighbors in distress, he felt that his only course was
to move away from such demands.
His health had not been rugged for a few years past and of late he had
spent his winters at St. Petersburg, Fla. From there he returned only
a few weeks ago.
Born in Northwood 68 years ago, he attended the schools of that town,
taught district school in winter and chose medicine as his profession.
After a term of hospital training in New York City, he maintained an office
for a time at Lynn, Mass. Then he came to Epsom for his real life's work.
His calls were not only in Epsom but also in the neighboring towns of
Northwood, Deerfield, Pittsfield, Chichester, Pembroke, Loudon and Allenstown.
Long hours and long trips over country roads with fleet horses did not
slacken his courage or kindliness, although at length they wore out his
No man was more widely known or more loved in the community. He was of
a social nature, a member of the Odd Fellows, Masonic and Grange fraternities.
Besides his widow, he is survived by two brothers, Clarence and Eugene,
both or Florida, and a sister, Mrs. Alice Ineson.
Funeral services were held from the Free Will Baptist church at Gossville
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
HOPKINSON, Hannah (Ring)
In Epsom, March 9, Hannah Hopkinson, widow of John Hopkinson aged 79 years
In Epsom, March 1, John Hopkinson, aged 86 years
New Hampshire Statesman & State Journal
At Epsom, Mr. Benjamin Howe, aged 25
Distressing Casualty. On Thursday or Friday last, Mr. George Howe, son
of Jacob Howe of Epsom in this County, was so violently kicked by a vicious
horse, as to survive only about 24 hours. The circumstances of the accident
we understand to be these:- Mr. Howe was assisting a neighbor in ploughing,
the horse being employed before oxen as part of the team. In some way,
the chain by which the horse was attached to the oxen became disengaged,
and as Mr. Howe was bout to hook it, he was struck in the lower part of
the abdomen by both hind feet of the horse, with such force that all appearance
of life was for the time destroyed. By active and persevering efforts,
however, his companions succeeded in resuscitating the vital spark, and
he was removed to his home, where he lingered in the most excruciating
agony about twenty four hours. We learn, that Mr. Howe was a very respectable
young man, about 23 or 24 years of age, and has left a young wife and
infant child to mourn his sudden and untimely exit. The funeral was attended
on Saturday last, by a large concourse of friends and citizens.
Dover Gazette & Strafford Advertiser
In Epsom, of consumption [Andrew] Jackson Howe, aged 20 years.
HOYT, Charles K.
Drowned at Pembroke, June 30, while bathing, Mr. Charles K. Hoyt, aged
about 29 years, eldest son of Mr. Morrill Hoyt of Epsom.
In Epsom, Oct. 29  Joseph Hoyt, aged 66 years, 4 months 21 days
HUNT, Verna W. (Wells)
October 16, 1953
EPSOM, Oct. 16 - Mrs. Verna (Wells) Hunt died suddenly at her home in
Short Falls early this morning.
Born in Epsom April 19, 1893, she was the daughter of Edgar and Laura
(Flint) Wells. She had been a lifelong resident of Epsom except for a
short period in Waltham, Mass.
Mrs. Hunt was a member of the New Rye Union Congregational church of which
she had been clerk for many years. She was a past noble grand of Ivygreen
Rebekah lodge, a member of McClary grange, Epsom Woman's club, New Rye
Ladies Aid and the Short Falls Christmas club of which she was founder.
She was a graduate of Plymouth Teacher's college and taught about 30 years.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse A. Hunt; two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis
E. Reeves and Mrs. Laura Cushman; one sister, Mrs. Hazel W. Fowler of
Wilmington, Del.; one brother, Walter B. Wells, Center Barnstead; three
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the New Rye church
with burial in the New Rye cemetery.