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Biography of Alvah Charles Ferrin

Alvah Charles Ferrin, a retired contractor and builder of Concord, who served in the United States Navy during the Civil War, was born in Plymouth, N.H., August 13, 1835, son of Daniel E. and Mary Jane (Durgin) Ferrin. His father was a native of Hebron, N.H.; and his mother was born in Buxton, Me. On the father’s side he is a descendant of Revolutionary patriots. His education, which was begun in the public schools of Lowell, Mass., where 1841, was completed when he was about sixteen years old in Hebron, N.H., to which they went in 1842. He started in life as a farmer. After following that occupation for a short time, he went, in 1853, to Boston, Mass., where he obtained employment as an expressman. Five years later he returned to his native State, and, settling in Concord, learned the mason’s trade. At this he worked as a journeyman until he became a member of the firm of Gately & Ferrin, contractors and builders, with whom he was associated until he undertook to serve in the Civil War. This event occurred August 19, 1864, when he entered the United States Navy at Portsmouth, N.H. In January, 1865, he sailed from the Kittery navy yard on board the United States steamer “Albatross” for Mobile Bay, where the vessel joined the West Gulf squadron, under the command of Commodore Thatcher, and subsequently cruised therewith until the close of the war. After he was mustered out at Charlestown, Mass., he returned home. In 1867 he formed a partnership with R. M. Ordway, under the firm name of Ordway & Ferrin. This...

Biography of Albert Bingham Woodworth

Albert Bingham Woodworth, the Mayor of Concord and a well-known merchant of the city, was born in Dorchester, April 7, 1843, son of George and Louisa (Hovey) Woodworth. His grandfather, Sylvanus Woodworth, born in Lebanon, Conn., who was one of the first settlers of Dorchester, served in the Revolutionary War, and fought at Bunker Hill under General Putnam. The father, also a native of Dorchester, was a man of lofty character and thoroughly respected where he was New Hampshire. He was prominent in the Congregational church, of which he became a member early in life. The mother was a native of Lyme, N.H. Albert B. Woodworth removed with his parents from Dorchester, N.H., to Hebron, N.H., where he attended the public schools. Subsequently his education was completed at Boscawen Academy. At the age of fifteen years he was employed by D. E. Willard, of Orford, N.H. After entering on his nineteenth year, he managed a country store in Warren, N.H., for four years. For a year, beginning in 1867, he was associated with Cyrus Taylor, of Bristol. In the spring of 1868 he succeeded Parker & Young, of Lisbon, in one of the largest general merchandise stores in Northern New Hampshire, where he continued to do business until 1873. Mr. Woodworth then removed to Concord, N.H., and, with his brother, Edward B., forming the firm Woodworth Brothers, bought out C. C. Webster & Co. Three years later they bought the store of Hutchins & Co., and conducted it for five years under the style of Woodworth, Dodge & Co. Then for the following two years it was carried on...

Biographical Sketch of William C. Hobart

William C. Hobart, a retired carpenter of North Charlestown, Sullivan County, N.H., was born in Hebron, N.H. In early life he went to Unity, where in 1848 he purchased a farm; and he was successfully engaged in farming in that town for twenty years. In 1870 he removed to Charlestown, where he now resides. He is a carpenter by trade, and until late years has done a great deal of building in Charlestown and the vicinity. He holds membership in the Claremont and Charlestown Masonic Lodge, No. 12. He is also a prominent member of the Methodist church, of which he has been steward for many years. In 1853 he married Emily Hunton, of Unity; and they had one child-Frank Hunton Hobart, born in 1858, who died in infancy. His wife dying, in 1868 Mr. Hobart married for his second wife Mrs. Spencer, widow of George P. Spencer, M.D., and daughter of Harvey Brigham, of Unity, a representative of one of the oldest and best Mr. Hobart has retired from active work at his trade, but is still regarded as one of the useful and substantial citizens of the...

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