The Hamptons Union, July 10, 1924

Vol. XXVI, No. 28

Thursday, July 10, 1924

Hampton News

The campaign for the new church at the beach is going nicely. Already several thousand dollars have been pledged and large amounts are coming in daily.

Mr. Lawrence True came from Cleveland to attend his grandmother's funeral.

The solo by Lawrence Tucker at the Congregational church on Sunday morning was a great pleasure to all. All were entranced by the beautiful music.

Dr. Ward's little daughter behaved beautifully at her baptism Sunday morning but did not realize it as she slept thru it all. Constance Adeline is a model baby.

The Methodists Ladies' Aid will hold a sale of aprons, candy, home cooked food, ice cream etc. on the lawn of the parsonage Tuesday evening, July 15, at seven p.m.

The Methodist choir will rehearse on Friday evening.

Miss Valrymple of India, will speak in the Methodist church Sunday evening, July 13, at the Union meeting with the Baptist church. All invited.

Rev. George Spencer will preach at the Casino, Hampton beach, Sunday morning at nine o'clock.

Miss Hilda Paulson is convalescing in the Exeter hospital from an operation for appendicitis performed last Thursday morning.

Mrs. Walter C. Robinson and two daughters of Middleton, Conn. are visiting at the home of Mrs. Robinson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Philbrick.

The Ladies' Aid of the Congregational church are preparing for a lawn party the first week in August. Further particulars later.

Miss Barbara Ward entertained 24 of her little friends Thursday afternoon, July 3, it being her sixth birthday. The table decorations were carried out with the patriotic red, white and blue crepe paper. The birthday cake with its six candles graced one end of the table and a beautiful bunch of red roses the other. Each child wore a red, white and blue crepe paper hat. The little individual cakes served with the cream had small flags stuck in them. Miss Barbara was well remembered with many gifts. With a round of games, the afternoon was happily spent by all the little people.

Mr. Scott will sing again on Sunday morning and he will be very welcome.

Mrs. Alma Skoog was a holiday guest of her daughter Mrs. John Cummings at the Congregational parsonage.

The Busy Bee Class of the Congregational Sunday school will hold a food sale Friday afternoon, July 11, at 3 o'clock to help pay the delegate's expenses to the Religious school at Durham. Cake and doughnuts, rolls and candy will be on sale at Toppan's lawn, if pleasant, Cole's periodical store if stormy.

Home Service Appeal:

The Salvation Army Home Service appeal, opened with a tag day on the 4th of July at Hampton beach. The amount collected from tags was one hundred and thirty nine dollars and seventy cents, which will be used for the benefit of the fallen and the advancement of the Salvation Army. This appeal will close on Saturday and anyone who feels that they would like to help this noble work do so by sending their donations to Envoy Albert Taylor at the Echo Hotel, Hampton, N. H.

Mr. and Mrs. William Hill of Waltham spent the holiday and week end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Godfrey.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Carlisle Hackett, nee Miss Ira Chase, have returned to their new home on Lafayette road, after a delightful wedding trip motoring through the White Mountains.

Mrs. Herbert Marston of Albany, Alabama, arrived July 4th to spend the summer with her mother, Mrs. Lucy Marston. Her daughter, Mrs. Leonora Wing, came down from Boston for the week end.

Orlando L. Blake:

The death of Orlando L. Blake occurred on Wednesday morning after a short illness. Everyone will miss him. His was a bright and happy nature, always a cheery word and a smile for all he met. Bright and witty, he enjoyed his friends and was always happy with them.

He was always patient in his illness, putting on a smile till overcome, at last he fell asleep.

Mr. Blake was a native of Hampton, from an old family of the town. He was a member of Perkins Post, having served in the Civil War.

He leaves a devoted wife and three daughters who will miss him sadly. Also the grandchildren who were very fond of him and whom he was always so glad to welcome. The funeral services will be held in the home on Friday p.m. at 2 o'clock.

Mrs. Vianna C. Marston:

No death has occurred in Hampton for a long time that has caused so much sorrow and regret as has that of Mrs. Vianna C. Marston, who suddenly and quietly fell asleep on the morning of the 4th. She had apparently been as well as usual but the call came and she was ready. It was a shock to her many friends, but a beautiful way to slip away and over to the other side where so many friends awaited her.

Mrs. Marston would have been 83 years of age on the 18th of this month. To all who knew her it is not necessary to eulogize her, a real Christian with strong convictions, always for the right. She was respected by all who came in contact with her. She was one of the forty members who united with the Congregational church on April 4, 1858.

Mrs. Rebecca Leavitt is the last of this 40. Vianna Marston was a constant attendant at church meetings and all functions of the church when she was able.

Mrs. Marston belonged to two of the old families being the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Palmer. She is the last of her family. She was an early and valued member of the W. C. T. U., having given freely of time and means to the work. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Annie M. True and three grandchildren who will miss her sadly in the home. Her funeral was held in the home on Sunday afternoon where relatives and church people and neighbors gathered there to pay their respects to one they loved.

Rev. John Cummings, whom she had grown to love and respect conducted the simple services. The bearers were her four nephews, John C. Blake, Benjamin Blake, Charles Brown and Edward P. Brown. William Brown had charge of the funeral. There were many beautiful flowers from friends.

She was laid to rest not as one lost, but with the expectation of meeting her again in a better and happier country over there.

Wednesday, June 25, the Friendly Class of the Congregational church held their annual outing at Mrs. Flora Feeney's delightful cottage "Ledgemere" at Plaice Cove. Twenty members with their children attended, it being a cool day not many ventured into the water, but the sand was a pleasure to all the little tots. The committee prepared delicious crab meat and tuna fish salads and strawberry short cake. With the sandwiches and cakes brought by the members, the luncheon served at one thirty was not only appetizing but enjoyable.

Wednesday, Mrs. Jasper Myers was hostess at the Mother's Circle outing at the Life Guard station. Fifteen members, with their children were present. The heat made bathing the most popular sport for the older ones, while the younger ones played in the sand. The picnic lunch was served at noon with an ice cream cone for all present to finish the delightful repast.