The Hamptons Union, October 10, 1918
Notice: By request of Frank L. Long, all public meetings will be postponed until further notice, and we are asked to so state by those in authority for all the churches and the societies connected therewith, Mothers' Circle, the Grange, Woman's Relief Corps, Mechanics and the public schools. The library will not be closed as there is no large gathering of people in that place.
The sad news was received this morning of the death at 6:30 o'clock of Victor G. Garland, the popular young druggist, who, after a most heroic struggle on his own part and that of physicians and nurses, succumbed to the dreaded pneumonia.
Mr. H. A. Jones of Lowell, a summer resident at Hampton Beach, died at his home there Monday.
Mrs. Ann Paulsen, with her family, has come from Amesbury to make her home with her aunt, Mrs. E. D. Berry, for the winter.
Miss Adeline C. Marston and Mrs. Ruth Leavitt Palmer, who have both been quite ill, are now able to be about their homes.
Rev. F. L. Long, health officer of Hampton, who has been untiring in his ministrations to the sick, sparing himself neither night or day, has been obliged to take to his bed, but it is hoped that a period of rest will restore him to normal health.
Mr. Herbert L. Tobey is another citizen of the town who is greatly risking his health in the performance of public duties as chairman of the Public Safety committee.
Mr. B. F. Damsell, for many years a resident of Hampton, died in Lakeport last Sunday, the victim of influenza, now epidemic in this country.
Miss N. A. Henderson of Exeter will have millinery for sale at the Lane Block each Wednesday, for five weeks, commencing Oct. 8. Orders taken for trimming. Mrs. Sadie Howard of Exeter will be in charge.
Mrs. Dolly Redman:
Another loving and lovely wife and mother was called up higher a few days after Mrs. Durant, adding a double sadness to the town. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Redman have both been quite ill, but were thought to being doing well, when Mrs. Redman died very suddenly. She was beloved by all who knew her. She, too, like Mrs. Durant, leaves one little boy. The funeral is held today and further notice will be given next week.
Ada Thurlow Durant:
It was a great shock to the many friends of Ada's when it was learned that she had suddenly been called from this life, on Sunday last.
It was not generally known that she was ill, her brave, self-forgetting spirit caused her always to forget her own ill in trying to fulfill her duties. Ada will be sadly missed. Not only in the home where she was so badly needed, but in the many outside activities in which she took a part.
She was a member of the Congregational church and other church organizations; a helpful member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Grange and the Mother's Circle.
If one were to describe Ada in a few words, they would be a wonderfully willing, capable, faithful young woman.
Ada lived until her marriage in the home of Mrs. Rebecca R. Leavitt, to whom the death comes as a great loss.
Much sympathy is felt for the entire family, especially the little boy, Russell, who has lost a devoted mother.
The deceased was in her 33rd year. The funeral, held on Wednesday, was private, Rev. Edgar Warren officiating. The Rebekahs, in which Ada had held all the highest offices, held their service at the grave.
The floral tributes were beautiful, including beautiful pieces from all the societies to which she belonged, besides many from relatives and friends.
Eugene Russell Brown:
The funeral of Eugene Russell Brown, who died at White Rocks, Hampton Beach, Sept. 27, was held at the church in Smithtown Sept. 29, at 3:30, after a prayer at the house of his parents. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Savage, and there was singing by Mrs. Hall J. Leigh of Newburyport. There was a large gathering of his relatives and friends. There were very many beautiful floral tributes, among them being one from his friends at White Rocks Island, where he had lived for about a year and a half. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Brown, a sister, Marjorie, and other relatives. He had many friends and will be greatly missed. Burial was in the cemetery at Smithtown. The bearers were Paul Batchelder, Otis McQuillen, Albert Bragg and Lewis Robinson.
The Women's Committee, Council of National Defence, in every town are making a survey to locate every able-bodied woman who could be called upon to help in an emergency. These women have been placed in several sub-divisions, viz.: those who will volunteer without compensation; those who will serve for pay; those who can give whole or only part of time. These names will be placed at the command of Mr. H. L. Tobey, chairman of the Public Safety Committee. The epidemic which is now visiting us is taking a greater toll than has any that has visited us in recent times, and any aid one can render will be greatly appreciated.
Mr. H. G. Lane enjoyed a pleasant visit with Gov. McCall of Massachusetts on Tuesday, as the Governor was passing through town on his way to Boston in returning from a trip to the mountains by way of Poland Springs. Both the Governor and Mr. Lane were alumni and trustees of the same institution.
At the Baptist parsonage Wednesday evening, Oct. 9, Arthur E. Spinney of York Beach, Me., and Marguerite F. Farnsworth of Hampton were united in marriage by the Reverend F. M. Buker.
At the Baptist parsonage, Wednesday evening, Oct. 9, United States Marine Robert Roy Ross of Portsmouth and Kathleen Butler Jackson of Stoneham, Mass., were united in marriage by Rev. F. M. Buker.