The Hamptons Union, January 6, 1916

Hampton News

The birthday club will meet with Mrs. Ed Towle, Jennie Thompson and Lizzie Blake at Mrs. Ed Towle's on January 14. All members are invited.

Mrs. Caroline Howe is reported on the road to recovery from a recent attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Howe is in her 84th year, and only her strong constitution enabled her to survive the dreaded disease.

Miss Adeline Marston is substituting at the North school for Miss Etta Blake, who is ill with a severe cold.

The many friends of Mrs. Rebecca Leavitt will be pleased to know that she is recovering from a severe cold.

Baggagemaster Cleary and wife have moved into John Janvrin's new house on the avenue.

Mr. George Moore's sister, Mrs. Tarleton, of Hampton Falls, is in the Exeter Cottage hospital.

Peter Grenier and family have recently moved to Exeter.

Mrs. Samuel Thurlow and daughter, Elizabeth, of Seabrook, were in town visiting friends one day last week.

On Jan. 4, at the regular meeting of Winnicummett Rebekah Lodge, the Deputy District President Anne E. Akerman installed the following officers: Noble grand, Gertrude F. Young; vice grand, Margaret S. Noyes; treasurer, Caroline E. Cole; recording secretary, Annie E. Akerman; financial secretary, M. Alice Swain; warden, Josephine E. H. Mason; conductor, Mary E. Craig; inside guardian, Ardenia I. Hobbs; outside guard, Lucian W. Cook; chaplain, Annie M. Berry; supporters of noble grand, Belle S. Dearborn, Ada F. Durant; supporters of vice grand, Effie A. Cook, Marion L. Dearborn. At the close of the meeting an oyster supper was served, and a social hour was enjoyed by all.

The Monday club held its annual musical this week in the home of Mrs. Howard G. Lane, with fifteen members and a number of guests present. The artist of the afternoon was Miss Otis of Boston, who delighted all present with her sweet singing. Miss Powers gave an interesting reading, and Mrs. Lane read a most interesting paper which she had prepared upon McDowell. Mrs. Arthur Young rendered a fine piano solo. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostess.

Mrs. J. A. Ross lies very ill with pneumonia.

The communion and reception of six candidates into the Congregational church was postponed because of the storm till next Sunday. Five persons requested letters in order to join elsewhere.

The Missionary meeting of the Congregational church was entertained by Mrs. H. G. Lane on Wednesday. The yearly report showed receipts of $264.16, and one of the best barrels ever sent from this auxiliary was forwarded to a school on King's Mountain, N.C. on Saturday, valued at $86.45.

Brothers of Rockingham Lodge, I.O.O.F., No. 22, with their wives, are invited to attend an entertainment in I.O.O.F. Hall Thursday evening, Jan. 13. Music by the Sprague Orchestra. Refreshments will be served after entertainment.

Mrs. Guy Flanders was taken to the Exeter Cottage Hospital, where she lies critically ill.

Mrs. John A. Ross, who was stricken with pneumonia a few days ago, is reported very low this morning.

The fire department at Hampton Beach held a meeting last Monday evening and made plans for a series of "Get together Socials." The first of these will be held next Saturday evening, and after that the socials will be held on Wednesday evenings. Whist will be played and refreshments served.

Mrs. David Hird, a highly respected citizen of Hampton, died in her home here on Tuesday. The funeral will take place this afternoon (Thursday). Mrs. Hird was twice married, her first husband being Thomas Riley, who was a native of Hampton. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Harry Cole, from this marriage. With Mrs. Cole are four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ada Bailey, of Somersworth, to mourn her loss. Mrs. Hird was a quiet, unassuming person and a loyal, loving friend to all those for whom she professed friendship. Her neighbors found her kind, generous and ever ready to give any assistance to them that she could. She was fond of reading and possessed a versatile style of conversation which was pleasing and instructive.


Following is the list of Deaths in town the past year:

DATE                               Y.   M.   D.
Jan.    3  Isaac Warren Emery          67         5
9  Annie Tucker Boynton        53        14
Feb.    9  Child of Henry Hanson            1
Mar.    8  Eben Lamprey                88   6    24
22  Lewis P. Nudd               82
Apr.    1  Olive R. Hanson             68
6  Joseph Perkins              92   7    13
May     4  Josephine Southworth        70
9  Grace P. Lane                9         1
28  Helen Barbour               72
June    4  Orra Clark                  82
27  John E. Yeaton              67   2
17  Maria Price                 79   8
July   24  Isabelle N. Leavitt         64
Aug.   31  Clinton Green               50
Sept.  27  Sarah A. Wingate            82   7
Oct.    4  Joseph F. Weare             86   9    21
Oct.   20  Mrs. George O. Tilton       56
Nov.    4  Joseph P. Batchelder        83   6
26  Emily Locke                 70
Dec.    2  Gladys E. McFarland         21   7    25