The Hamptons Union, September 7, 1922

Hampton News

Thomas Cogger took into Boston today a truck load of live hogs having a total weight of 5,280 pounds.

Charles Foster and family are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cogger this week.

By request of the trustees of the academy, grade 9 will be taken into the new Centre School building.

The float which received a 2nd prize of $12 in the parade Wednesday was designed by our district nurse, Mrs. Hemingway. Miss Cronin, a former nurse, assisted in carrying out the idea.

The piano for which the Women's Clubs have been raising money arrived Wednesday and is now in position in the Centre School building. Any wishing to contribute toward the balance due on the piano can send it to Mrs. Toppan, Mrs. Tolman or Mrs. E. J. Brown.

Mr. and Mrs. William Gilpatrick have returned home from Alton Bay, having spent a week at the Haverest Cottage.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kershaw and Lester and Thelma Kershaw, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Norman and Mrs. Dearden of Fall River on their return from the White Mountains spent Tuesday night with Mrs. Kershaw's sister, Mrs. Gilpatrick.

Mrs. Rebecca Leavitt received over thirty callers on her birthday last week. She also received many gifts of flowers, a finely decorated cake from her granddaughter, Mrs. Hazel Smith and many other useful things.

People on the Lafayette Road will be glad when there are fewer automobiles. Five pet cats are to be reckoned among the casualties.

Rev. and Mrs. A. B. Thompson are at home after a pleasant visit with their children in Maine. Mr. Thompson is very fond of flowers and has a wonderful display in his garden this year.

The County Sunday Convention will be held next week on Thursday in the Baptist church.

Alexander Coburn Glidden:

Nothing has transpired in Hampton for a long time that so shocked the community as the sudden death of Alexander Coburn Glidden, a respected resident of the town for the last eight years. On Friday, while bathing near his home, he was stricken with heart failure and passed away.

Mr. Glidden was born in Stanstead, Canada, fifty-seven years ago next November. He was the son of Henry Glidden of Stanstead and married Miss Etta May Ansell of that place. His mother was a descendant of an old Hampton family and the parents passed their last days in Hampton being lovingly cared for by their son and daughter, Mrs. Fred E. Perkins.

Mr. Glidden has been a railroad conductor for thirty four years. He was a very quiet man but very popular with and loved by all his associates. As his business called him away from home most of the time, he was not very well known by many in town.

He leaves a wife, daughter Mrs. Charles D. Palmer, two little grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Fred E. Perkins. He was devoted to his family and will be sadly missed. They have the sympathy of many friends. Mrs. Glidden especially who has endeared herself to all by her readiness to help in all works of the community.

The funeral services were held in the home on Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. George W. Clark of the Congregational Church.

Mr. Glidden was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Mt. Hermon Lodge of Medford, Mass/, a member of the Railroad Brotherhood, and other organizations.

The Masons from Exeter and Hampton with a delegation from the Mt. Hermon Lodge held their services at the grave. Mr. E. G. Cole was in charge of the service. The bearers were Herbert Perkins, Warren Hobbs, Chester Marston and John Bryant, brother Masons. Many railroad men were present. R. E. Tolman, as undertaker, took charge in his usual quiet and efficient manner.

The flowers were many and beautiful and came from a host of friends over a wide territory. A complete list will be published next week.