The Hamptons Union, January 3, 1924

Hampton News

Mr. and Mrs. Parks have returned to their home in Washington, D. C.

Wednesday morning was the coldest of the winter. Just zero at this office.

The Monday Club will be entertained by Mrs. Emma Young next Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. William T. Ross entertained Judge Lamprey and daughter Helen at dinner last Sunday.

Officers from the Sunday school of the Congregational church were elected last Sunday as follows: Superintendent, Warren Clark; assistant Superintendent, Miss Etta Blake; secretary, Mrs. Isabel Thomson; treasurer, W. Scott Noyes.

Mrs. Harry A. Penniman and son Wallace of Cambridge were guests of Mrs. Sara E. Rose of Beach Road last week Sunday. Mrs. Sara E. Rose of Beach Road has left here for a two weeks visit with friends in Boston and Cambridge.

The three reels of educational film shown at the Centre School New Year's day were secured from the Ford Motor Company through the courtesy of the Hampton Center Garage the local representative.

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hobbs with Miss Theodate left Hampton for their home in Georgia Wednesday.

Mrs. Harlan P. Wells gave a very enjoyable New Year's dinner Tuesday. The guests included her son and daughter Mr. and Mrs, Murray Wells and Mrs. Sanborn, of Amesbury; Mrs. Guy Morey, Mr. Chester Grady, Mr. John Creighton, Mrs. Addie Brown, Dr. and Mrs. Ward and Miss Barbara Ward, of Hampton. The evening was delightfully spent, with anecdotes by Mr. Grady, of his tour with Miss Elise James, and music by Mr. Creighton, and Mr. Grady.

The evening for the moving pictures has been changed to Saturday, beginning this week. The feature picture will be: "Trailing the Wild Animals of Africa." one of the finest films produced. The educational film will be: "Beyond the Microscope." Admission is 20 cents as usual.

Christmas Sunday evening the Cantata "Child Jesus" was given by the choir of the Congregational church. The bass solos by Mr. Warren Clark, the tenor solos by Mr. Chester Grady, Mr. H. F. Noyes, and Rev. Mr. Cummings and the soprano solos by Miss Dorothy Hobbs and Mrs. Everett Coombs, were all splendidly rendered. The choruses showed the splendid leadership of the director Mrs. Coombs and the accompaniment by Miss Adeline Marston, added greatly to its success.

"The Colonel's Maid" will be given at the town hall, Wednesday January 23, 1924, under the auspices of the Ladies Aid of the Congregational Church.

Early Wednesday morning as Harry Whenal and George M. Philbrook were on there way to work in Amesbury they saw the top of a machine showing out of the water from one of the basins on the marsh, between Albert Shaw's house and the Hampton Town Line. Owing to high water they were unable to get close to the car so asked Arthur Chase of Hampton Palls to notify Hampton officials. Selectmen Munsey and Ring were soon on the spot, and then Orrin Lane came along with his team and pulled the machine to the road. It was found that the car belonged to a Boston party and had been stolen Tuesday afternoon. It was probably pushed from the road to the water by the persons taking it who made good their escape.

The ordinance committee will meet next Friday afternoon in the selectmen's rooms.

The annual meeting of the Ladies Aid of the Congregational Church was held in the chapel Wednesday afternoon.

The following were elected officers, for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. Emma Young; vice president, Mrs. Caroline Cole; secretary, Mrs Hutchins; treasurer, Miss Gertrude Johnson. After business meeting there was a memorial service for Mrs. Isabel Shaw. Supper was served in the dining room, to which the Men were invited. Mrs. Addie Brown in charge of the programme and Mrs. H. J. Perkins in charge of devotions. The luncheon committee were Mrs. Ellen Blake, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, Mrs. Annie Berry, Mrs. Marion Leavitt and Mrs. Sarah Lane.

The death of Mrs. Isabel Cole Shaw occurred at her home on Saturday after a long painful sickness. Mrs. Shaw leaves a husband, S. Albert Shaw, two sons and daughters. She was the daughter of Hannah Brooks Cole and was born in Portsmouth 64 years ago. Funeral services were held from her late home on Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev John Cummings, pastor of the Congregational church, of which she had been a member for many years. Two selections, "Sun of my Soul!" and "Abide with me" were sung by Henry Fogg and sisters of Hampton Falls. Until sickness made it impossible the deceased was active in many affairs of the church and town. For more than a quarter of a century she was secretary of the Woman's Missionary Auxiliary and rarely, if ever absent. Mrs. Shaw will long be missed as a loving and kind wife, mother and friend, and her great patience during her long illness is one of her many outstanding virtues. Mr. Shaw returned to Boston with his daughter, Mrs. Savage on Tuesday where he remained until Saturday.

Golden Anniversary

Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Godfrey observed the 50th anniversary of their wedding at their home on High st. In recognition of the event there was a public reception from 2 until 4 in the afternoon.

Oliver H. Godfrey was born Nov. 21, 1843, in Hampton and has lived here the greater part of his life. He enlisted in Co. D, 14th New Hampshire, under Capt Caleb W. Hodgdon of Kingston, on Aug. 21, 1862, and was discharged at Concord Aug. 15, 1865. Co D was recruited from this section of the State, nine enlisting from this town and 34 from the neighboring town of Seabrook. Mr. Godfrey with his brother Jacob of Hampton and John Janvrin of Seabrook, are the only known survivors of Co D living in this vicinity. Following the war, Mr. Godfrey entered the United States survey service. He assisted in making the survey of the mouth of Hampton River and a plan then drawn helped the town of Hampton within the past decade to win a landsuit against property owners of that section of Hampton Beach.

A few years later Mr Godfrey went to Concord, Mass. where he worked as a carpenter. It was there that he met his wife.

Mrs. Godfrey, who was Miss Alfie L. Noyes, was born in Framingham, Mass. Dec. 5, 1848. The couple was married Jan. 1, 1874, at Taunton, Mass, by Rev. Morton Dexter, pastor of the Congregational church there. He assisted in building some of the summer estates at Little Boars Head and the old Leavitt's Hotel at Hampton Beach. Mr. Godfrey retired about five years ago.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey have been attendants at the Congregational church, the former being a deacon. He is Commander of the Perkins Post G.A.R. of Hampton.

They have three children, Dr. Henry W. Godfrey of Auburndale, Mass.; Chester N. Godfrey of Wollaston, a member of the firm of Cram & Ferguson, architects, and Mrs. Gratia L. Hill of Waltham, Mass., who assisted their father and mother in receiving Tuesday. Among the gifts were a radio set and purse of gold.

Mr. Godfrey is a descendant of William Godfrey who settled in Dedham and Watertown. Mass., before coming to Hampton in 1648. He comes from a remarkably long lived family, being one of nine living out of 15 children, the ages of those living ranging from 84 to 63.

The above is from the Boston Globe. Among the callers at the home were 4 sisters and one brother of G. and the twin sister of Mrs Godfrey, from Waltham, Miss., Junie G. Noyes, who is well known in Hampton. In spite of a rather cold, windy day, friends gathered to show their respect for Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey. All were delightfully served with refreshments by the grandchildren. Ruth Eleanor and Gordon, children of Chester Godfrey, and Elizabeth and Pauline, children of Dr. Godfrey. All are very charming and attractive. Fifty carnations were brought by the children and roses by the grandchildren. Beautiful cards and booklets were received in abundance. A large sum of gold and bills from family friends, church and societies, also other gifts. It was a very happy occasion, and all united in all best wishes for the future of their friends who are among the young old people.