Surnames starting with L

LAMPREY, Charles
New Hampshire Statesman
At Union Hotel Hospital, Feb. 27, Mr. Charles Lamprey, of Epsom, this State, aged 32

LANE, Ella F. (Chesley)
June 25, 1933
Paper Unknown
Mrs. Ella Frances Lane died June 28 in Epsom at the home of her niece Mrs. Lewis H. Nutter, after an illness of long duration. She was born in that house June 9, 1857, the daughter of John and Joanna (Tibbetts) Chesley. She was the youngest and last surviving member of a family of 11 children. She attended Pembroke and Pittsfield Academies and taught school for several years in the towns of Epsom, Chichester, Deerfield, Barnstead and Pittsfield. She served as a member of the School Board in Epsom and also in Pittsfield. In 1888 she married Charles D. martin who was for several years Postmaster in Pittsfield. Following his death in 1896 she continued her work as post office clerk for some time. Her second husband was the late Charles H. Lane whom she married in 1898. In her youth she became a member of the Epsom Baptist church and in later life she was a faithful worker in the Congregational church of Pittsfield. Mrs. Lane was a charter member of Pleiades Chapter, O.E.S., of which she was past worthy matron. In 1920 she was Chaplain of the Grand Chapter of New Hampshire, Order of Eastern Star. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at her Pittsfield residence. Rev. Harry Taylor, pastor of the First Congregational church officiated. Solos were rendered by Mrs. Ruthena Brewster. Officers of Pleiades Chapter O.E.S., of which Mrs. May B. Emerson is worthy matron, conducted their funeral service. The bearers were Philip W. Sherburne, Frank Buffum, John H. Jenness, Herbert B. Fischer, George Philbrick and Mayland P. Foss. Burial was in the family lot in Floral Park cemetery under the direction of Frank O. Chick.

LANG, Abigail (Locke)
New Hampshire Statesman
In Wellington, Ohio, Feb. 6, Mrs. Abigail, widow of the late Capt. Bickford Lang, formerly of Epsom, aged 83

LANG, Bickford
New Hampshire Statesman
In Huntington, Ohio, April 6, Mr. Bickford Lang, formerly of Epsom, aged 86

LANGLEY, Lois Ann (Salter)
Dover Gazette & Strafford Advertiser
At Pembroke, Mrs. Lois Ann wife of John Langley and daughter of Mr. Alexander Salter of Epsom, aged 44 years.

LANGLEY, Timothy B.
Aug. 16, 1951
Paper Unknown
EPSOM - Timothy B. Langley, 78, retired farmer, died at the Margaret Pillsbury unit of the Concord hospital after a short illness. He had been a patient there a week.
He was born in Epsom and had made his home here most of his life.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Wallace and Mrs. Hettie Langley, both of Concord; a daughter, Mrs. Marion Mank, Damariscotta, Me.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Doris B. Philbrick of this town; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services wil be held at the Baptist church Saturday afternoon.

New Hampshire Statesman
In Epsom, Nov. 26, Joseph Lawrence Esq., aged 83.

Sept. 17, 1933
Paper Unknown
Joseph Lawrence, Prominent Epsom Man Dies
Joseph Lawrence, 75, a highly respected resident of Epsom, died in a Manchester Hospital, Sunday morning, September 17.
Mr. Lawrence was educated in the public schools of Epsom and later attended Pembroke Academy. On January 2, 1882, he was united in marriage with Miss Luella J. Cilley, who passed away several years ago. He had served his town as Selectman, chairman of the Epsom Trust Funds for 30 years, and cemetery trustee for 30 years, also a member of the Legislature in 1921, running on the Citizens ticket. An only daughter, Mrs. Eva Lawrence Cox survives, also a sister, Mrs. S.S. Bulfinch of Springfield, Mass.
Funeral services were held from the late home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Emmett Russell of the Ashland Baptist Church and Rev. Ralph Osborne of the Epsom Baptist Church, officiating clergymen, Eugene F. Clough, soloist. Members of Evergreen Lodge I.O.O.F. No. 32, attended in a body and performed the impressive burial rites of their order, Winthrop Fife, noble grand; George Huckins, vice grand and Norman Munroe, chaplain. Delegation were present from the Rebekahs and the Bible class of the Baptist Church. The bearers were Harry Silver, Albert D. Sherburne, John C. Brown, Ellery C. Straw, Hollis Hall and Arthur A. Wells. Burial was made in McClary cemetery.

LAWRENCE, Lucy M. (Philbrick)
October 2, 1913
Paper Unknown
Mrs. Lucy M. Lawrence, aged 92 years, 4 months, the oldest woman in town, passed away Thursday night, October 2nd. She was born in the neighborhood of her late home May 30, 1821, being the daughter of Perkins and Lucy Philbrick and a descendant of the early settlers at Rye. In June 1840, she became the bride of Joseph Lawrence, now deceased, and moved to the farm which she so dearly loved and where she lived over seventy-three years. Mrs. Lawrence was the mother of eight children, four of whom survive her, Mrs. Helen Carter, Mrs. Ila Bulfinch of Dorchester, Mass., Abbott Lawrence of Springfield, Mass., and Joseph Lawrence with whom she resided. Although nearly blind and very deaf, Mrs. Lawrence retained her interest in the affairs of the day to the last. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services were held at the home, Sunday afternoon, Rev. William Gordon officiating. Ray Bickford of Northwood was undertaker and funeral director. Singing by Mrs. Clara Warren. The bearers were Walter Chesley, John W. Griffin, Hiram Holmes and Charles W. Leighton. The floral tributes were very beautiful.

LEAR, Langdon
Boston Daily Advertiser
Epsom, N.H., June 6 - Maj. Langdon Lear, who died recently here in the same house in which he was born and had always lived, was 85 years, five months and 21 days old. At the age of 18 he was appointed drum major of the 18th Regiment of the N.H. Militia and for more than half a century was one of the best known drummers in that State. He was many years ago a member of the Hooksett Band of which Natt Head, afterward governor, was the leader. At the centennial celebration of the town of Derry he was the leader of 13 drum majors from different sections of N.H. His last public appearance was on Memorial Day, 1892, when he played for the G.A.R. post at Gossville, N.H. and was presented by its members with a handsome silver medal.

LEAR, Samuel
NH Patriot
In Epsom, Nov. 20th, Samuel Lear, a Revolutionary pensioner, aged 80 years and 8 months.

LEAVITT, Lucinda
New Hampshire Statesman & State Journal
In Epsom, of pulmonary consumption, Miss Lucinda Leavitt, 23.

LIBBEY, James T.
May 15, 1948
Newspaper Unknown
EPSOM, May 17 - James T. Libbey, lifelong resident of Epsom, died late Saturday at the home in the Mountain district where he was born on Nov. 5, 1869. His parents were the late Moses and Rosetta Langley Libbey.
The survivors include one sister, Mrs. Etta I. Babb; and one brother, Walter R. Libbey of Loudon.
Funeral services will be held at the New Rye Union Congregational church on Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be in the family lot in the Short Falls cemetery.

LIBBEY, Miriam (Collins)
NH Patriot
In Epsom, 12th January instant, in the 46th year of her age, Mrs. Miriam Libbey, wife of Mr. Richard Libbey, and daughter of Mr. Benjamin Collins of Salisbury, Mass, after a very distressing illness, which she bore with uncommon fortitude and patience, through the presence of that Savior in whom she believed. In her life and death was illustrated that important truth suggested by the apostle James that "God hath chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him." Though not altogether destitute of property, she was left a widow with six children, who she had by her first husband, Mr. Robert Goodhue; to provide for whom and her own support she was obliged to struggle with great difficulties. In addition to these trials she was repeatedly called to endure great and long continued sufferings from that distressing malady, which, at last put a period to her life.
New Hampshire Statesman
LIBBEY, Mrs. Richard (Collins)
In Epsom, Mrs. Miriam, wife of Mr. Richard Libbey and daughter of Mr. Benjamin Collins of Salisbury, Mass. Aged 45.

LIBBEY, Rosetta L. (Libbey)
May 1, 1935
Union Leader
Epsom, NH - Special to the Union (1935) - Mrs. Rosetta Langley Libbey. Epsom, NH's oldest resident, died at her home in the Mountain district on Wednesday noon, after a brief illness. Mrs. Libbey was born in Deerfield on May 8, 1841, and would have observed her 94th birthday next week. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Langley. Mrs. Libbey was married to Moses Libbey of Allenstown, NH in 1864. She had six children, all of whom survive her. She is also survived by two brothers, John Langley of Suncook and F. Judson Colcord of Exeter. The children are Mrs. Etta L. Babb of Deerfield, Walter Libbey fo Suncook, James T., Kidder, John L. and Clarence M. Libbey of Epsom, NH. The funeral services will be held at the home on Friday afternoon with Rev. Ralph T. Osborn, pastor of the Epsom, NH Baptist chruch, officiating. Burial will be in the Langley lot at the Short Falls cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Victor E. LeBlanc of Suncook.

LOCKE, Benjamin L.
Boston Daily Advertiser
General Benjamin L. Locke, whose death occurred at Winchester, MA., on Monday, was born in Epsom, NH, July 28, 1802. Soon after attaining his majority he became a successful farmer upon his own account, and also engaged in trade. In 1828 he built the Suncook House in Epsom and was its landlord for the long period of 32 years. Under the faithful management of General Locke and his wife, to whom he was married May 5, 1825, the Suncook Hotel gained a widely extended reputation. In civil live he and received many local honors, including clerk, treasurer and selectman of his town, and treasurer of the county. For 15 years he was connected with the state militia. He was commissioned captain of company B, eighteenth regiment September 29, 1825; lieutenant colonel June 22, 1830; colonel September 24, 1830; brigadier-general, third brigade, first division July 1, 1834; and major-general of that division June 29, 1838. His last commission he resigned June 10, 1840. In 1866 the deceased removed to Chichester and in 1873 to Winchestor. General Locke was a gentleman of the old school, and a citizen of the highest integrity. Possessed of an active public spirit, he exerted a strong influence for all good works and enterprises. He left a widow, one son, James L. Locke of the Boston & Lowell depot in Boston, and four daughters. The burial will occur at Epsom on Wednesday.

LOCKE, David
New Hampshire Statesman
In Epsom, April 2, Dea. David Locke, aged 90.

LOCKE, Elizabeth (Page)
NH Courier
In our last we noticed the death of the widow Elizabeth Locke, of this town. The following particulars of her life were then offered for publication, but too late for insertion in that paper: "Mrs. Locke was born at Kensington, in this State; and was the daughter of Deacon Samuel Page. With the privilege of pious parentage; and the advantage of a religious education, thro' a divine blessing her mind was early impressed with a sense of divine truth. Under the age of 30, she became a professor of the religion of Jesus; and though through life she appeared to make progressive advances in the divine life, her humility was the more conspicuous as she made attainments in holiness. Being early planted in the house of the Lord, and established in the grace of the Gospel, her virtues flourished in the succeeding periods of life, and brought forth fruit in old age. She lived with her first husband, Mr. Nathan Bachelder, about 13 years, by whom she had four children; three of these she buried in quick succession when young; Mr. John Bachelder, of this town, is the only one that survives. Her second husband was Mr. Francis Locke, of Epsom, with whom she lived 18 years, and it is about 18 years that she had lived a widow since his decease."

LOCKE, Francis
The Mirror
Very suddenly, a Mr. Locke from Epsom, who came here to ordination apparently well - but after eating supper, he fell from his chair and expired instantly.

LOCKE, Francis
NH Patriot
In the Mass Gen Hospital, Boston, Dec. 17th Mr. Francis Locke, son of John Locke of Epsom, N.H., aged 28 years.

LOCKE, Frank T.
12-5- 1878
Independent Statesman
At the Leadville House, Leadville, Colorado, Oct. 6 of typhoid pneumonia, Frank T. Locke, aged 27 years, son of Capt. Arthur C. Locke

LOCKE, George E.
Boston Daily Advertiser
YANKEE LOCKE - George E. Locke, the comedian, better known as "Yankee" Locke, died yesterday noon at his home in Dracut, aged 62 years. He had a diseased bone removed from his leg three weeks ago, and the diseased matter from it circulating through his system caused his death. Mr. Locke was born in Epsom, NH in 1817. He made his debut as Las Casas in "Pizarro" at Boylston Hall, in this city, under the management of Wyzeman Marshall, while yet in his teens. His next engagement was as walking gentleman at the Dorrance-street Theatre, Providence, about 1837, and he subsequently played three years at the Boston Museum. His first "star" engagement was at the old National Theatre in this city in May, 1850, and his first appearance in New York was at the old National Theatre in that city, under A.H. Purdy's management as Solomon Siran in "Jonathan in England." He went to California in 1861 and spent some time on the Pacific coast. Of late years he has played very little out of New England, being chiefly engaged in managing companies upon that circuit. His last appearance in Boston was at the Howard Athenaeum, where he played Barantry Root in "Mike Martin" in support of Miss Kate Fisher, during the week of January 6, 1870. Since then he has played with a number of small companies in other Massachusetts cities.

LOCKE, Love C.
New Hampshire Statesman
In Epsom Aug. 4, Miss Love C. Locke, daughter of Mr. Francis Locke, aged 39

LOCKE, Lydia M. (Thompson)
January 24, 1907
Newspaper Unknown
Death at Her Home of Lifelong Resident of Epsom.
On January 24, at her home in Epsom, Lydia M. Locke, who had been a life long resident of that town, died. Mrs. Locke was the daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth (Locke) Thompson, and was born on the old family homestead known as Thompson's Hill, only a few miles from the home which she had brightened with her presence for nearly forty years. Mrs. Locke was one of those rare women who are met but a very few times in life, and whom one is fortunate to meet at all. Her home, evidencing a fine artistic nature, is a mute affirmation of the capability which would have graced any position in life; and yet she never shrank from any duty or demand upon her time and strength, no matter how hard or lowly it might be. Her sickness was of short duration, and the intelligence that her life work here was at an end came as a startling blow to relatives and friends.
The services were held at her home Monday, January 28, where the casket was completely covered with flowers, which formed a mound at the back, with a pillow of ivy leaves and white rose buds marked "Wife". The text from which her pastor, the Rev. F.W. Wormwood, of the Free Baptist Church of Epsom, spoke found an echo in every heart: "I am dumb with silence." Interment was in the family lot in the Friends cemetery at the top of beautiful Catamont.
Mrs. Locke leaves her husband, Joseph Prescott Locke, and two sisters, Mary A Fernald and Lucy L. Friel of Dover.
The bearers at the funeral were: Morris C. Philbrook, Samuel W. Bickford, Albert D. Sherburne and Walter J. Philbrook.

LOCKE, Olive (Haynes)
Dover Gazette & Strafford Advertiser
In Epsom, Mrs. Olive Locke, aged 84 years

LOCKE, Capt. Samuel
NH Patriot
DIED - At Epsom, of the prevailing fever, Capt. SAMUEL LOCKE, aged 55; an honest man and a highly valued citizen; a soldier of the Revolution, and who had ever remained steadfast and immoveable in those principles which achieved & have preserved American Independence.

LOCKE, W.S.Estes
New Hampshire Statesman
In Epsom, Jan. 12, of diphtheria, W.S. Estes Locke, son of B.L. & Hannah P. Locke, aged 10 ½ years.

LOMBARD, Oliver C.
February 10, 1952
Paper Unknown
EPSOM, Feb. 11- Oliver C. Lombard died early Sunday morning Feb. 10, at Margaret Pillsbury unit, Concord hospital, where he had been a patient for several weeks.
Mr. Lombard was born in Boston on Aug. 18, 1890, the son of James H. and Etta Wells Lombard. He was a graduate of Dorchester high school and of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, class of 1912. For several years he was connected with the New England Telephone and Telegraph company as a toll line engineer.
In 1919, Mr. Lombard purchased the general store at Short Falls and a short time later became postmaster, which office he filled for about 20 years. He resigned the postmastership at the beginning of World War II and was employed at Fort Devens, Mass., as a civilian electrical engineer until the end of the war. He was Epsom town treasurer from 1924 to 1927 and served on the town budget committee for several years.
Mr. Lombard was a past grand of Evergreen lodge, I.O.O.F. of Short Falls; a past master of Jewell lodge, F. and A.M. of Suncook; and past patron of Bethany chapter OES of Suncook; also a member of Hiram chapter Royal Arch Masons, Suncook; the New Hampshire chapter of the National Association of Postmasters, and also served several years as deputy chief of the Epsom Fire department following his appointment in 1933.
The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Helen M. Lombard; four children, Dr. Everett F. Lombard, Concord; Stephen J. Lombard, Short Falls; Mrs. Nancy L. Peters, Hopkinton; and Miss Janet Lombard, Short Falls; six grandchildren and cousins.
Burial will be in the family lot in the New Rye cemetery in the spring.

LORD, Charles Henry
Salem Gazette
In Epsom, N.H., Charles Henry Lord, aged 6, only son of Capt. Edward D. Lord, killed instantly by his clothes getting entangled in the gearing of a water-wheel in a fulling mill.

LORD, Edward D.
Mirror and Farmer
Edward D. Lord died at his residence in Boscawen on Friday from a local affection of the stomach, at the age of 81 years 7 months. He was a native of Sanbornton, went from there to Epsom where he followed the business of a clothier. Then coming here he was in trade about four years but left in 1850 to go to Boscawen where he has since lived. He was formerly deputy sheriff of Merrimack County under the late Jacob B. Moore, then high sheriff. Mr. Lord is survived by a brother, John Lord, father of Harrison D., two sons, Samuel D. and John P., all resident here, and one sister, Mrs. N. S. Webster of Boscawen.

LOVEJOY, Cynthia Jane
New Hampshire Statesman
In Epsom, Aug. 27, Cynthia Jane, aged 6 years and 11 months, only daughter of Herbert and Hannah Lovejoy

LOVEJOY, Herbert
Independent Statesman
In Epsom, July 9, Herbert Lovejoy, aged about 74 years

LOVEJOY, Mary H. (Green)
LOVEJOY, Benjamin

New Hampshire Statesman & Concord Register
In Epsom, July 1st of dysentery, Mrs. Mary H. Lovejoy, wife of Mr. John Lovejoy, aged 27 years; also in the same family of dysentery, July 16, Benjamin, son of Mr. John Lovejoy, aged one year.

LOVEJOY, Sally (Fowler)
NH Patriot
In Epsom, Dec. 23, Mrs. Sally Lovejoy, wife of Mr. Zebadiah Lovejoy, aged 60.

LOVEJOY, Zebediah
New Hampshire Statesman
At Epsom, Sept. 7, Zebediah Lovejoy, aged 69 years. Printers in Vermont are requested to notice.