Biography of Walter B. Maynard
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Walter B. Maynard, a farmer of Loudon, was born here, April 26, 1840, son of Asa and Lucy (Talbot) Maynard, natives respectively of Acton, Mass., and Brookline, N.H. The grandfather, Asa Maynard, who was a cooper by trade and resided in East Concord during the greater part of his life, died there at the residence of his daughter, August 1, 1866, aged ninety-four years. The maternal grandfather, Ezra Talbot, of Stoughton, Mass., born January 20, 1773, resided successively in Brookline and Loudon, and married Abigail Belcher. He died in Loudon in November, 1853; and his wife died in Brookline, June 21, 1832.
Asa Maynard, Jr., the father of Walter B., was born November 10, 1801. Immediately after his marriage he settled down as a farmer on the place now owned by the present Mr. Maynard, and resided there for the rest of his life. His wife, Lucy, who was born April 5, 1808, had four children-Emily, Eliza, Walter B., and John F. Emily, born June 21, 1832, died June 21, 1851. Eliza, who was born October 30, 1836, became the wife of Augustus R. Manning, and had two children, namely: Mary F., born January 1, 1854; and Frank O., born September 28, 1861. Both Mr. and Mrs. Manning are now deceased. John F., who manufactures the well-known Plymouth gloves, born March 15, 1846, married Harriett Draper, who died. Then he married Henrietta, his deceased wife’s sister, with whom he now lives in Plymouth, N.H. The father died February 8, 1848. The mother, who survived him, afterward became the wife of Gardner Batchelder, a farmer of Loudon. The latter died in September, 1860; and her death occurred in 1894, February 27. There were no children by this second marriage.
Walter B. Maynard received a common-school education. All his life has been passed on the old homestead. After his father’s death he took charge of the farm. He now owns about three hundred acres in Concord and Loudon. In 1869 he considerably improved the property by erecting new buildings. He carries on general farming, raises some fruit, and makes rather a specialty of the milk business, keeping about twenty-five cows. In 1864, May 1, he married Luella C. Sanders, of Hopkinton, N.H. She was born February 26, 1843, the daughter of Reuben L. and Abigail (Locke) Sanders, both of Epsom, N.H. Mr. Sanders, who was successively a shoemaker and a farmer, died October 6, 1876. His widow, who subsequently married William K. Holt, of Concord, now deceased, still resides at the age of seventy-six in East Concord. Mr. Maynard and his wife have had six children-Frank W., Harry E., Roy F., George S., Warren S., and Roy W. Frank W., born March 4, 1866, was married December 25, 1889, to Nancy B. Cate, of Loudon. He died September 12, 1896; and his widow now lives with her father-in-law, the subject of this sketch. She has had three children-Walter Edward, John W., and Harriet E. Harriet died September 27, 1896. Harry E., born March 1, 1869, is at home with his parents. Roy F., born December 23, 1871, died April 22, 1877. George S., October 20, 1874, lives at home. Warren S., born May 25, 1880, died February 4, 1881. Roy W., born August 27, 1882, is also with his parents. Mr. Maynard, who has never been an office-seeker, is a Republican in politics, and has invariably given that party his support. He is an attendant at the East Concord Congregational Church. Throughout his life he has been a hard-working man, earning well the prosperity he now enjoys.