The Hamptons Union, November 2, 1922

Hampton News

Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop Blake are moving to Boston for the winter, in order to be near Mr. Blake's place of employment.

Miss Jordan is now back in the Centre School, teaching the fifth grade. She has been absent on account of appendicitis

Mrs. Grace Brocklesby, a sister of Miss Isabel Winthrop Stuart, who formerly resided in this town, died recently in Syria.

The Monday Club will be entertained at the home of Mrs. Harry I. Noyes with Mrs. Henry Perkins assistant hostess, on Monday, Nov. 6.

Mr. and Mrs. William Cash are now settled in their new house, having recently bought the home place of Parker Blake.

Friends of the family of Albert Johnson are very glad to learn of the marked improvement of their son, Ralph, who met with a bad accident two weeks ago.

John Snyder and family moved to Amesbury, Mass., this week and the Hunter family of Hampton Beach will occupy their house for the winter months.

One of our oldest residents Aaron Palmer, 93, returned recently from the hospital at Portsmouth. He was there because of a fall that injured three of his ribs.

Mrs. Hattie W. Brown, wife of Frank G. Brown, is dead at her home on Central road, Rye. Mrs. Brown is a native of Hampton and was 47 years old. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Perley W., Allen F. and Harry W. Brown, all of Rye and two daughters, Mrs. Edgar M. Brooks of South Eliot and Edytha Brown of Rye.

Mrs. Mason's Dry Goods store is now located in its new quarters in Mr. Cogger's building next to Carberry's market.

Miss Catherine Shea left town recently for Dayton, Ohio, where she was united in marriage with Mr. Bruce Franklin of Attleboro, Mass. They will travel this winter, going first to Lexington, Ky.

Mr. Robert Brown will soon move into the new tenement of Mr. Frank Mason's on High St.

The Woman's Missionary Auxiliary of the Baptist Church was held at the home of Mrs. G. P. Mace. At this meeting the study of the new book on Africa was begun. Mrs. Christopher and Miss Marion Garland were appointed delegates to the Missionary Meeting at Manchester, Friday, at which several returned missionaries will speak.

The death is announced at Mt. Allison University, Sackville, N. B., of Rev. J. B. Merrill ages 75, formerly of Hampton, N. H., of paralysis. Mr. Merrill was an official at the University. He was born in Hampton and has been pastor of the Baptist churches here and elsewhere in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He leaves his wife and three children, one of whom is Mrs. Irven E. Leavitt of this town; another is Mrs. Addie M. Kichling of Julia, Cal., both of whom were daughters by his first wife; the third is a son, Reginald, by his later marriage, who resided with his parents. The body was brought to Hampton today for burial.

Twelve men will work six weeks on the new B. & M. tank. Mrs. Charles R. Sargent has closed her summer home and returned to Boston, Mass.

Recent visitors in town were Austin Johnson and family of Weston, Mass.

Mrs. C. J. Powers will spend the winter in Brookline, Mass., and left Hampton this morning.

Mrs. Donnell's home in town will be occupied this winter by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leavitt. They come here from Portsmouth. Mrs. Donnell will live in Boston, where she is doing social work under the Episcopal Mission.

Rockingham Lodge I. O. O. F. will confer the initiatory degree to a class of candidates Friday evening at eight o'clock. As the District Deputy has selected this degree for the District meeting in January it is hoped a goodly number of the brothers will attend each exemplification thereby rendering their support.

Under the auspices of the Monday Club there will be an entertainment and Silver Tea in the Town Hall on Friday afternoon commencing at three o'clock and continuing until six, for the benefit of the piano fund at our new school building. All are invited to come in some old fashioned gown and add to the festive occasion. Supper will be served at 5 o'clock and will consist of salads, chicken pattees, rolls, cake, ice cream, coffee and tea. The sum of 15 cents at the door for the entertainment will be charged. Supper will be on the European plan. Let there be a good attendance.

The Missionary Meeting of the Congregational church held their thank offering on Wednesday afternoon in the Chapel with Mrs. Anna Palmer, Mrs. Annie Berry, Mrs. Jessie Toppan and Mrs. Alice Lorain as hostesses. Invited guests from Hampton Falls, North Hampton and our Whatsoever Circle were present and listened to a very interesting address by the pastor, Rev. George Clark, on the work of the Congregational Church building society. Two finely rendered solos by Mrs. Leston Holmes, "Christ in Flanders" and "My Task" were much enjoyed. Mrs. Gertrude Young played the accompaniment. Very delicious supper was served to sixty-eight people at five o'clock.

Chester G. Marston leaves next week for a hunting trip in the northern part of the state.