Biography of Wyer Gove

Wyer Gove, a retired farmer of Henniker and a native of this town, was born June 24, 1814. His parents were prosperous farming people, and he was reared to agricultural pursuits. He succeeded to the possession of the homestead when about twenty-one years old, and continued to carry it on successfully until 1869, when he moved to another farm in West Hopkinton, N.H. He resided there for sixteen years; and, after tilling the soil as a general farmer for fifty-five years, he retired from active labor in 1886, since which time he has resided in Henniker village. In politics he supports the Democratic party, but has not taken an active interest in politics. He is highly esteemed by his fellow-townsmen for his upright character and genial disposition. On March 4, 1841, Mr. Gove was joined in marriage with Mary C. Piper, of Hopkinton, who died in her native town, April 28, 1883. She was the mother of four children, namely: Lavinia Ann, who died in childhood; Charles F., now a carpenter of Roxbury, Mass.; George P., a resident of Henniker; and John F., of Bedford, N.H.

George P. Gove assisted his father in carrying on the farm from the time he was old enough to be useful. When a young man he learned the carpenter’s trade. Since settling in the village he has followed his trade. He is also associated with his brother, John F. Gove, in the proprietorship of the Proctor Hill Spring. This spring is located some June 9, 1874, George P. Gove was married in Hopkinton to Mary E. Rowell. She was born in Hopkinton, daughter of Isaac and Harriet (Adams) Rowell, both natives of Henniker. Their daughter, Ina H., was born October 28, 1883.

In politics Mr. Gove is a Democrat, and he was elected a Selectman in 1891. He is connected with Aurora Lodge, F. & A. M., of Henniker, and with the chapter of the order. He has occupied the principal chairs in Kearsarge Lodge, I. O. O. F., of Contoocook; is connected with the encampment, and has been a member of the Grand Lodge and the Grand Encampment of New Hampshire.

MLA Source Citation:

Biographical Review Publishing Company. Biographical Review; containing life sketches of leading citizens of Merrimack and Sullivan counties, N. H. Boston. Biographical Review Publishing Company. 1897. Web. 30 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 16th, 2012



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