Surnames starting with M

MacKENZIE, William J.
February 1, 1934
Paper Unknown
William J. MacKenzie died at his home in Gossville on Thursday night February 1, after a brief illness with pneumonia. Mr. MacKenzie was born in Nova Scotia, 58 years ago, and has lived in Epsom since 1898.
He was at first connected with the shoe company at Gossville and later was employed at Silver and Young's store for nearly 20 years. His immediate survivors are the widow, Mrs. Florence Dow MacKenzie; a son, Verne MacKenzie of Epsom; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel M. Whiting of Tamworth and three grandchildren.
Services were conducted by Rev. Ralph Osborne at the Epsom Baptist church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Ralph Barnes, formerly pastor of the Methodist church in Chichester, gave the prayer at the funeral and Mr. and Mrs. Barnes sang "The Old Rugged Cross". Mrs. Barnes also sang a solo. Burial was in the McClary Cemetery at Epsom Center.

MANN, Sarah (Sanborn)
New Hampshire Statesman & State Journal
In Epsom, 14th inst., after a most distressing illness of seven months duration, which was born with Christian fortitude and resignation, Widow Sarah Mann, aged 86

MANSON, William
New Hampshire Statesman
In Epsom, June 17, Mr. William Manson, aged 8

MARDEN, Catherine K. (Knowles)
January 5, 1955
Paper Unknown
EPSOM, Jan. 6 - Mrs. Catherine K. Marden, 88, widow of Ernest Marden, died last night at the Masonic home in Manchester, where she had resided the last five years.
A native of this town, she had lived here most of her life, except for spending several winters in Pittsfield with her cousin, Mrs. Edward H. Burnham. Cousins survive her.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 o'clock at the Cain Funeral home in Manchester. Committal services will be held at the Gossville cemetery at 2:30 o'clock.

January 15, 1935
Paper unknown
EPSOM, Jan. 17 - Cyrus Marden died at his home in Gossville Tuesday afternoon after a long period of poor health. Mr. Marden was born in Epsom on May 14, 1850 and was the son of David Marden and Anne Bickford Marden. He was the last of 11 children. Mr. Marden married Sept. 16, 1880 to Angie Marden, who died in July 1887. His second wife, Laura M. Marden, to whom he was married Jan. 1, 1891, survives him. Mr. Marden was the father of five children, four of whom are living. One daughter, Mrs. Lena M. Sawyer died about a year ago. The other children are Walter L. Marden of Concord, Mrs, Ada M. McKay of Penacook, Mrs. Ethel M. Pike and Gerald L. Marden of Gossville. He is survived by nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Marden joined the Epsom Baptist church 64 years ago, and was the second oldest member of that organization. He had been deacon for about 50 years. The funeral service will be at the home on Friday afternoon. Bearers were four deacons of the church, Burt D. Young, George H. Yeaton, Justin T. Stevens and Alfred W. Burnham.

MARDEN, Frank Horace
October 12, 1918
Paper Unknown
The body of Frank Marden, aged 28 years, was brought from Chichester to the Gossville cemetery for interment, Monday, services being held at the grave. Mr. Marden was a member of the Baptist church here and of Evergreen Lodge, I.O.O.F., also Ivygreen Rebekah Lodge. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Marden, two children and one brother.

MARDEN, Grace E.
Pittsfield Sept. 1862
paper unknown
Services for Grace E. marden, 86, retired school teacher who taught for more than 40 years in Pittsfield, were held yesterday afternoon at Perkins Funeral home. Rev. C. Shannon Morgan, pastor of the First Congregational Church conducted the service.
Bearers were Gordon Huckins and Albert J. Yeaton Jr. of Epsom; George T. Hillman Jr. of Pembroke and Frederick Phillips of Penacook. Burial was in New Rye Cemetery, Epsom.

MARDEN, Levina
Independent Statesman
In Epsom, July 28, of consumption, Miss Levina Marden, aged 28 years, 6 months

MARDEN, Susie P.
Independent Statesman
In Epsom, Jan. 1, Susie P. Marden, daughter of David and Ann Marden, aged 20 years, 7 days

MARDEN, Wendell
New Hampshire Statesman
In Loudon, April 11, Mr. Wendell Marden, aged 62

New Hampshire Statesman
In Epsom, 29th ult James Martin, Esq., aged 63

Dover Gazette
In this city, 28th ult., of apoplexy, Ex-Governor Noah Martin. He was born in Epsom, July 26th 1801. On the morning of his death arose apparently as well as usual and while preparing for the duties of the day was suddenly taken ill with severe pain in the head, became insensible in a short space of an hour, and in less than half an hour more he expired as in a gentile slumber, - so tranquil the flight of the spirit that the exact moment of its departure was hardly perceptible. In the midst of life he was thus snatched away. In his death his family and private friends and the public will suffer for a loss which can never be replaced, for he was a kind and affectionate husband and father, a wise counselor, and a true patriot. He had for many years a presentiment that his death would be sudden and looked forward to that hour with calmness and cheerfulness, in the sure hope of a blissful immortality. In his early years he evinced in untiring love for books and a desire as he advanced in years to study for the medical profession, as his future calling. Many obstacles had to be overcome, with sever struggle, in his pursuit of knowledge, still he pursued until he had acquired a through classical and professional education. His medical education was commenced with Dr. Pillsbury of Pembroke, and finished with Dr. Graves of Deerfield. He graduated and received his diploma at Dartmouth College in the medical class of 1824. Having completed his course of study, he commenced the practice of his profession as partner with Dr. Graves, his last named teacher. In 1825, he removed to Great Falls, then a flourishing manufacturing village, entering at once into a large and lucrative practice. He remained there nine years. In 1824 he removed to Dover, where he soon gained the confidence of the people, and was again extensively engaged in relieving suffering humanity. He was now considered one of the best physicians and surgeons of the State; in fact, the leading physician of this section, and the consulting physician in difficult cases requiring superior medical skill. His natural dignity of mien and courteous bearing, united with his social qualities, pleasant address and sympathetic heart seemed to make him very popular; and the force of his character was such, that all who knew him respected him and in the circle of his personal friends, where his sterling qualities were best known, he was truly beloved. His high probity, his amiable and generous disposition, - over seeking the most charitable interpretation of the acts of others - ever ready to oblige- together with his many other excellent personal qualities, were fully appreciated, and will prevent his being soon forgotten. Seldom is it that death is regretted as his will be. All who sought his counsels found him faithful and sure, always ready with kind words of advice and encouragement, and in the many delicate offices connected with his profession, he displayed that discriminating sense, judgment and tact, conjoined with a nice observance of a tender and scrupulous confidence which were among his characteristics, and endeared him to the hearts of his patients. He was deeply devoted to his profession, pursuing it with a ceaseless ardor, giving it his greatest thought and study, and making many sacrifices of a personal nature for its benefit.
In politics he was a Democrat of the Jefferson and Jackson school. With but little ambition for political preferment, he was not always able to resist the importunities of political and personal friends, and was often brought forward for political office. He represented the town of Somersworth in the N.H. Legislature for two years, and after his removal to Dover, he was elected from that town to the same body. In 1835 and1836 he was a member of the N.H. Senate for District No. 5, and in 1852 and 1853 he was elected Chief Magistrate of the State. These several honorable trusts he discharged to the very general improvement of the community. As a legislator, his views were always with patriotic endeavor for sound constitutional policy. In political ethics he was careful and judicious, and would accept no new principle unless he could see clearly that it would result in the greatest good to the greatest numbers. He loved his country! He loved the Union! The Constitution in his eyes was a sacred instrument, affording equal rights to every citizen, and he held that the laws protecting those rights should be respected and obeyed and equally endorsed. He was a member of the State Society of Medical Fellows, - the Strafford N.H. District Medical Society - the Dover Medical Police, and of the American Medical Association, and was held in that esteem by his associates that he was elected to the office of President of each. He was a member of the N.H. Historical Society, - of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, having held the offices of Vice President of the last named - a Directory of the Dover Bank some years since - a member of the Board of Trustees, and also President of the Savings Bank for the County of Strafford, and was at the same time of his decease, a Director of the Strafford Bank. He also belonged to the orders of Masons and Odd Fellows. In all the various scenes of his life his highest enjoyment was to be useful. This is not the place to speak more particularly of those qualities of character which endeared him to his family and personal friends, and made him the comfort and joy of those nearest him. We presume not to life the veil from sorrows so sacred, nor to offer unavailing words of sympathy for such a loss, but we will say, perhaps few men discharged life's duties more wisely and conscientiously. His dying moments were cheered by the tender care and ministrations of his family and dear friends; and the sad procession that paid the last tribute to his memory-the clergy who performed the funeral rites-the choir who sang the touching requiem, attested their affectionate appreciation of his true character. His end was a literal fulfillment of the words of the Psalmist:"Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, for the end of that man is in peace."

MARTIN, Samuel
New Hampshire Statesman & Concord Register
In Epsom, 6th ult, Mr. Samuel Martin, aged 66. He retired to bed in good health; after he had been in bed about an hour he attempted to raise himself and expired instantly.

MARTIN, Sarah (Cochran)
Dover Gazette & Strafford Advertiser
In Epsom, on the evening of the 24 inst, after a protracted illness, Mrs. Sarah Martin, relict of Samuel Martin and mother of Dr. Martin of this town, in the 79th year of her age. Thus has passed away at a ripe old age, one who possessed an unusual share of enterprise, energy, prudence and perseverance and who discharged the duties of Wife and Mother with a fidelity, affection and unfaltering zeal seldom equaled and never surpassed. Her life was devoted to her husband, her children and her God; - with the first she lived upon the most happy matrimonial terms, on the second, she impressed her own character, and in the third she had gone to receive the reward of a well spent life. A religion pure and expansive adorned her life, soothed the restlessness of lingering disease, and sweetened the hour of final dissolution. In life she was beloved, respected and imitated - in death, happily triumphant and lamented.

MASON, Minnie R. (Bickford)
September 26, 1948
Paper Unknown
EPSOM, Sept. 27 - Mrs. Minnie R. Mason died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilfred E. Mack. She had been ill for a long time.
She was born in Short Falls in the house across the street from the Mack home, on March 28, 1875, the daughter of Frank and Florence Grey Bickford. She was the widow of the late George W. Mason.
The survivors are seven daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Gardner, of Canaan, Mrs. Gertrude
Reynolds of Nashua, Mrs. Ruby Hatch of Chichester, Mrs. Ethel Dennis of Gossville, Mrs. Viola Mack of Short Falls, Mrs. Lillian Davis of Concord and Mrs. Celia Brown of Gossville; one son, Clayton Mason of Gossville; 25 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred E.Mack at Short Falls on Wednesday afternoon.

McCLARY. Capt. Andrew
Farmers Cabinet
DIED - In Washington City, Capt. Andrew McClary, of the War Department, formerly of Epsom, N.H. and son of the brave Maj. McClary who fell in the field of battle on Bunker's Hill.

NH Patriot
In this town (Concord), on Monday morning last, of consumption, Miss Anne McClary, aged 25, youngest daughter of the late Hon. James H. McClary of Epsom. Notwithstanding disease had preyed upon an enfeebled her for about two years, she preserved her hopes of life and cheerful spirits until a short time before her death. She as amiable, lovely, prepossessing; a widowed mother and two sisters are among those who mourn her premature exit.

McCLARY, Eliza
New Hampshire Statesman
In this city [Concord] on Monday evening last, after illness of five years, sustained with fortitude and Christian resignation, Eliza McClary, aged 69 - daughter of the late James H. McClary, of Epsom, and granddaughter of Gen. Michael McClary, of the War of the Revolution

McCLARY, Elizabeth (Harvey)
Newburyport Herald
In Epsom, N.H. Mrs. Elizabeth McClary, relict of the late Hon. John McClary.

M'CLARY, Mrs. Elizabeth (Dearborn)
New Hampshire Statesman and Concord Register
DIED - In this town [Concord] the 9th inst Mrs. Elizabeth McClary, widow of the late James H. McClary Esq., of Epsom, aged 67.

McCLARY, Col. James H.
NH Patriot
DIED - At Epsom, Col. James H. McClary. He was interred with military and Masonic honors.

Newburyport Herald
At Epsom, (N.H.) The Hon. John McClary, aged 82. A Whig in '75 and a Federalist in

McCLARY, Capt. John
NH Gazette
DIED - At Fort Adams in November last, Capt. John McClary, of the first Regiment of Infantry in the army of the U.S. aged 40 years, formerly of Epsom, N.H., and son of the late Major McClary who fell in the battle at Bunker's Hill.

McCLARY Esq., John
Portsmouth Journal
In Epsom, John McClary Esq. aged 37, son of Michael McClary, Marshal of this District. The deceased was killed, almost instantly, by the fall of a piece of timber from the frame of a shed under which he was standing. From his earliest youth he possessed in a remarkable degree the affection of his friends, and the confidence of his fellow-citizens. He was repeatedly elected a representative from his native town in the Legislature of this State, and two years ago he was chosen a Senator, by the fourth district. The kindness of his manners, the frankness of his temper, and the uprightness of his conduct will not soon be effaced from the memory of those who knew him.

McCLARY, Gen. Michael
NH Patriot and Gazette
Departed this life at Epsom, N.H. on Saturday evening, March 27, a few minutes before twelve o'clock, Gen. MICHAEL McCLARY, aged 71 years. He had been confined to his house about eight weeks; a sharp humor, which had troubled him for some months, was followed by several succeeding stokes of paralysis, one of which, more powerful than those which preceded is supposed to have ended his mortal career. Funeral services were performed at the meeting-house on Tuesday, where a great number of people attended to pay their last respects to the remains of one of our most estimable and distinguished citizens.
We are not possessed of those ample materials by which we should be able to do justice to the character and services of Gen. McClary. He was grandson of Andrew McClary, a native of Ireland, who was an early settler of Epsom, and nephew of Maj. Andrew McClary, who fell at battle of Breed's Hill, June 17, 1775, after the Americans had retreated from the hill, while attempting to rally the troops in a new attack of the enemy.
The nephew, then only twenty-two years old, was an ensign in Capt. Moore's company and Col. Stark's regiment, from whose cool and determined bravery on that day, occupying the ground in rear of a rail fence and under the light cover of a few handfuls of new mown hay, such astonishing havoc was made in the ranks of the British regulars. Under the fire of this regiment, twice were the mercenaries driven back; and it was not until their stock of ammunition was expended that the New Hampshire troops left their ground. Stark and the McClary's and Moore, all descendants of Ireland, were truly congenial spirits; for cool intrepidity and valor, perhaps their superiors are not to b found in the annals of our country.
It is melancholy to reflect, that with the death of this last revolutionary patriot, there remains not in this State one McClary of the male line to keep in remembrance the name; yet the good and glorious deed, the virtues and the patriotism of men of this name, will not be obliterated so long as the faithful page of history shall tell us of times past and gone. But a few years since there lived two promising sons of Gen. McClary. One of them, often the inmate of our social circles, having reaped his full share of early earthly honors, was suddenly and in an unexpected manner, arrested by the band of death; and we have but too strong reason to believe that this tragical event precipitated the death of the father, whose life seemed to be bound up in that of the son. The other, who emulating the spirit of his ancestors had entered the service of his country at the commencement of the late war, has departed for the world of spirits in a land of strangers.
Few men in this State have filled an active life with more usefulness that the deceased Gen. McClary. Successively a representative and senator in the State Legislature from the time of the first formation of the government until the year 1801, he was that year appointed by Mr. Jefferson marshal for the District of New Hampshire, which office he filled until vacated by a voluntary resignation a few weeks previous to his death; in the same time, he was for several years Adjutant General for the State of New Hampshire; it had been repeatedly urged on him by many of his fellow citizens to stand as a candidate for Governor, but this he invariably declined; indeed, there was scarcely any office in the gift of the people which would not have been freely and spontaneously bestowed upon him.
Within the whole compass of our acquaintance in this State, we know of no man, the extent of whose personal influence exceeded that of the deceased; this influence resulted from his known integrity and consistency of character, as well as from that patriotism which never tired in the cause of his country.
Gen. McClary, although not a professor of religion, was a liberal supporter of the religious institutions of the State; and if an opinion may be formed of the quantum of goodness from deeds of charity and beneficence- if we are to consider that servant who obeyed without a promise as more acceptable than he who promised but obeyed not; then who shall say that the deceased was not a Christian?

McCLARY, Sarah (Dearborn)
Dover Gazette & Strafford Advertiser
In Epsom, February 27th, Mrs. Sarah McClary, relic of the late Gen. McClary of Epsom

McCRILLIS, Eliza Ann
New Hampshire Statesman & State Journal
In Epsom, October 2, Eliza Ann Folsom, daughter of Moses O. McCrillis, aged 2 years

McCRILLIS, Hannah G. (Philbrick)
New Hampshire Statesman & State Journal
In Epsom, Sept. 11, Mrs. Hannah G. wife of Moses O. McCrillis, aged 40

McDANIEL, Nancy (Keniston)
New Hampshire Statesman
In Epsom, Jan. 9, Mrs. Nancy McDaniel, wife of Robert McDaniel aged 81.

MILLS, Carrie
Independent Statesman
In Epsom, Aug. 18, Carrie, wife of S.G. Mills, aged 48 years and 2 months

MOODY, Mrs. Elizabeth (Coffin)
Haverhill Gazette
In West Newbury, Mrs. Elizabeth Moody, widow of the late Benjamin Moody Esq. of Epsom, N.H., aged 68.

James Morrill, of Epsom, a boy aged about seventeen years, was drowned while bathing in the Suncook river at that place Sunday afternoon. A stick was thrown to him after he had risen and sank twice and he was pulled to the shore, but expired almost at once.

New Hampshire Statesman
In this city [Concord] Sept. 7, after illness of two days, Hon. Samuel Morrill, aged 79. Dr. Morrill was a native of Epping - was admitted in early life to the practice of medicine, which he commenced in Salisbury. In 1800 he removed to Epsom, where he held important local offices, and in 1819 became a resident of Concord. In 1821 he was appointed a Justice of the Court of Sessions; represented the town of Concord in the Legislature of 1822; was the first Register of Deeds of Merrimack County; was Judge of Probate of said county from 1823 to 1828; when he was chosen Treasurer of the State. Upon the organization of the N.H. Savings Bank in Concord, in 1830, he was chosen Treasurer and continued to discharge his duties as such, as he had those of all other trusts, with signal fidelity, till his resignation in 1856.

MOSES, Dearborn B.
Independent Statesman
In Epsom, Aug. 23, Dearborn B. Moses, aged 76 years and 20 days

MOSES, Mary C.
NH Patriot
In Portsmouth, February 24, Mary C. Moses, aged 12 years, daughter of Elijah Moses, deceased, of Epsom.

MUSSEY, Rhoda (Bartlett)
Farmers Cabinet
In Deerfield, December 12th, at the residence of David Smith, Esq., Mrs. Rhoda Mussey, in the 80th year of her age, relict of the late Dr. John Mussey of Peterborough, and step-mother to Dr. R.B. Mussey of Cincinnati, Ohio. Her maiden name was Bartlett; she was a native of Newbury, MS and was converted under the preaching of Dr. Thayer of Kingston, and first joined his church -- spent the earlier part of her life with her parents in Epsom, and was subsequently married to Dr. Mussey. To the honor of her children in law, and to her own also, be it said, that they made good provision for the comfortable support of their widowed step mother in her old age.
At her request she was, two years ago, placed in the family of Squire Smith of Deerfield where she received all that kindness and attention which render old age comfortable and happy. Thus she spent her last days with her few surviving relatives and in sight of the very spot where she had passed her early life, and she now lies buried in the Epsom grave yard, by the side of her father and mother.
In character, Mrs. Mussey was a devoted, self-denying Christian. By her death, the pastor, the church and the foreign mission and bible cause, have lost one of their best friends. But it is hoped that what is our loss is her gain.