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Obituaries extracted from various editions of the Lake Village Times, 1928-1930.
Alburtis S. Gordon
Alburtis S. Gordon was found dead in a chair at his home, 103 Court St. yesterday morning by neighbors who summoned Dr. L. R. Brown, medical referee. Dr. Brown pronounced death due to natural causes. Mr. Gordon suffered a shock some time ago, and it is believed succumbed to another attack last evening. He was fully dressed. He lived alone.
Mr. Gordon was formerly a prominent Laconia jeweler, in the firm of Gordon and Booth. He was born in Hebron, May 17, 1848. He was educated in the public schools, and then learned the tinsmith’s trade when 18 years of age, working five years at this trade in Wells River and Bradford, Vt.
He came to Laconia in 1874, and was with his uncle, Mr. Gove, in the latter’s store from that time until Mr. Gove’s death in April 1883. He then continued in business for himself. Mr. Booth entering into partnership in the summer of 1898.
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Mr. Gordon served three years as selectman in the old twon government. He also has served as director of the Laconia Building and Loan Association, a trustee of the Laconia Savings Bank, and president of the Laconia Land and Improvement Company. He was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias, and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a widower, and had lilved alone for some time.
Funeral services will be held from the Wilkinson Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Mary Ann Whittier
Mary Ann Whittier passed away at her home Monday morning December 16 at the age of ninety one.
She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Miriam Hunt Whittier. She was born in Gilford Village and when quite young moved with her parents to the grandmothers the Abel Hunt homestead where she has resided ever since. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., and were conducted by Rev. C. Howard Fisher of Cliftondale, Mass., a former pastor of Miss Whittier’s. Burial was made in the family lot in McCoy cemetery by George B. Munsey, undertaker.
Fannie Louis Young
Many friends learned with regret of the death of Mrs. Fannie Louise YOung, widow of the late Herbert S. Young, which occurred Friday, April 12, at her home in Providence, R.I. Mr. and Mrs. Young were for many years highly respected residents of Lakeport, residing on Madison street. The family removed from here some 15 years ago. Mrs. Young is survived by two sons, Ray and Harold Young; also three sisters, Mrs. Annie Morgan, Mrs. C. E. Swain, and Miss Cawley, and one brother, Frank Cawley. Her age was 62 years, 10 months, 29 days.
The body was brought to Lakeport and funeral services held Monday afternoon at the Munsey Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Chas. J. Jones, pastor of the United Baptist Church. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends including many former meighbors of the deceased. Charles H. Perkins, Charles L. Simpson, Edwin L. Cram and Benjamin Smith, acted as bearers, and interment was made in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery by E. D. Ward Co., undertakers. The committal prayer was made by Rev. Mr. Jones. There were numberous beautiful floral tributes.
William Robie Page
Many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Page learned with regret of the death of their five months old son William Robie Page, at their home in Newton, Mass., on Monday of this week. The body was brought to Lakeport and a prayer service was held Thursday afternoon at the home of the parents of Mrs. Page, Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Webster, of Union Avenue, conducted by Rev. E. Jerome Johanson, pastor of the Congregational church. Burial was made in the Bayside cemetery in charge of L. H. Wilkinson, undertaker.
Mrs. Nellie E. Clow
Lakeport mourns the loss of a most highly esteemed and worthy woman, in the death of Mrs. Nellie E. Clow, early Saturday morning at her home on Washington Street, after an illness of ten days, with septic sore throat. Mrs. Clow had not been in robust health for some time but the last illness was of short duration. Mrs. Clow was born in Manchester and was the daughter of Sidney F. and Annie P. (Wentworth) Judd, and had resided in Lakeport since ten years of age, and was 51 years old at the time of her death.
Thirty one years, ago she was united in marriage with Henry B. Clow, who survives, together with four children, Mrs. Cora Millette, Mrs. Louise Hounsell, Stephen Clow, Everett Clow, and step-children Harry L. Clow, Mrs. Inez Tyler, Miss Bessie L. Clow and Mrs. Ann Plummer grandchildren, Virginia Tyler, James Tyler, Lee C. Clow, Phil H. Clow, Ellen F. Pummer, James E. Clow, Murray C. Plummer and Barbara J. Clow; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Whitney of Lakeport; Mrs. May Heath of Franklin and one brother, Harry Judd who resides in the West.
Mrs. Clow was a most devoted wife and mother and the family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their sad bereavement. She was a member of the United Baptist Church; loyal and active in all its works; a valued member of the Lakeport Woman’s Club always ready to assist in its philinthropic endeavors.
The funeral services were held from the home, Monday afternood, conducted by Rev. Charles J. Jones, pastor of the United Baptist Church, and there was a large attendance of relatives, friends and neighbors, associates in the church, and the Woman’s Club, all testifying to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The bearers were Stephen Clow, Everett Clow, Harry Clow, and Aga Millette, Clarence Hounsell and Wayne Plummer. Interment was made in Bayside Cemetery, in charge of L. H. Wilkinson, undertaker. The commital prayer was read by Rev. Mr. Jones. The floral tribute were very profuse and unusually beautiful.
Mrs. Hattie M. Judino
Many expressions of regret were manifested when it was learned here that Mrs. Hattie M. Judino, wife of Nelson E. Judino, died Monday morning at their summer home at Glendale, at the age of 49 years. Mrs. Judino had been in poor health for some time, but was thought to be gaining.
The deceased was born in Fitchburg, Mass., but had been a resident of Lakeport for a number of years, and was a most estimable and highly respected woman. She was a member of the United Baptist church and also a member of Hannah Frances Rebekah Lodge, and the Lakeport W. C. T. U. The survivors are the husband and one son Williard Judino; one sister, Mrs. William Young of Laconia and a brother, George Aldrich.
The funeral was held from the home 152 Mechanic Street, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Charles J. Jones being the officiating clergyman. A large number of friends were present including delegations from the Hannah Frances Rebekah Lodge and the W. C. T. U. Members of the family acted as bearers and interment was made in the family lot in Hayside cemetery in charge of the E. D. Ward Co., undertakers. The committal services at the grave was by Rev. Mr. Jones. There was a profusion of beautiful floral tributes.
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Edmund Judino died Saturday morning, November 7, after a short illness at the home of his son, Nelson E. Judino at 152 Mechanic Street. His age was 78 years. He was born in Ticondaroga, N.Y., and had resided here about 15 years, and was a carpenter by trade. He leaves besides the son mentioned above a grandson, Willard Judino, and a sister who resides in Holyoke, Mass. The funeral serves were held Monday morning from the Munsey Funeral Homes, and Rev. James T. Crowley was the officiating clergyman. Friends acted as bearers and interment was made in Bayside Cemetery by George B. Munsey, funeral director. There were numerous floral tributes. A large number of friends and relatives were present at the services, including the sister from Massachusetts.
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Mrs. Frances H. Richardson
Mrs. Frances H. wife of Harry C. Richardson, died Monday at Saranac Lake, N.Y. Mrs. Richardson was a native of Goffstown and her age 35 years. She is survived by the widower and one son Gardner H. Richardson; also her mother, Mrs. Gardner W. Homer, and a sister, Mrs. Doris H. Richardson. For many years she resided in Somerville, Mass., but later was a resident of New York City. She was an attendant at the Unitarian church.
The body was brought to this city and funeral serices held Thursday afternoon from the Munsey Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. W. E. Billingham, pastor of the Unitarian church at Laconia (NH). Burial was made in Bayside cemetery in charge of Geo. B. Munsey, funeral director.
Mrs. Ella J. Richardson
Mrs. Ella J.(Clark) Richardson, wife of Fred W. Richardson of New York City, died at her summer home at Glendale, Sunday after a short illness at the age of 62 years, 1 month and 2 days.
Mrs. Richardson was born in Franklin May 14, 1867, her parents being David and Mary F. Clark who moved to Lakeport when she was a child, so the early part of her life was passed here and she was highly esteemed. Later she lived in New York and Philadelphia but returned every summer to her home in Glendale. She was an active member in the Order of Eastern Star for many years.
Besides the widower she leaves two sons Norman B. and Harry C. Clark, both of New York City and three grandchildren; one brother, B. Freeman Clark of this city, also two nieces,the Misses Hazel and Marie Clark,and a nephew Harry, all of Laconia. The funeral was held from the summer home at Glendale Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. Chas J. Jones pastor of the United Baptist church. Relatives acted as bearers and interment was made in the family lot in Bayside cemetery in charge of the E. D. Ward Co., undertakers.
Mrs. Sarah Grant Bailey
In the death of Mrs. Sarah Grant Bailey, wife of Deputy Chief of Police Frank A. Bailey, which occured at the Laconia Hospital in the early hours of Wednesday morning, August 29, the city loses one of its most highly respected women.
Mrs. Bailey was born in Gilford, and was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Jane (Clough) Grant, and her age was 60 years. With the exception of 15 years during which the family were located in Concord, her entire life was passed in Lakeport. During the past two years she had been in failing health; a few days ago she was taken to the Bailey camp at Bear Island in hopes of improvement, but continued to fail and was removed to the Hospital, where death occurred.
On March 24, 1892, her birthday, she was united in marriage with Frank A. Bailey of Lakeport. She is survived by the husband and one daughter. Mrs. Eleanor Shepard, also a granddaughter, Dorothy Shepard, who mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother.
Mrs. Bailey was an attendant at the United Baptist Church and a member of the Parish Workers, connected with the same. A charter member of of Hannah Frances Rebekah Lodge, also a member of Mt. Washington Chapter, order of Eastern Star, and the Lakeport Woman’s Club. The deceased was a woman of kindly dispostion and had a wide circle of friends.
The funeral will be held from the Munsey Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock and will be private.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Bailey were held Saturday afternoon from the Munsey Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Rodney W. Roundy, pastor of the Congregational church, and were private. Beside the relatives there were representatives present from Mt. Washington Capter, O. E. S., and hannah Frances Rebekah Lodge. Musical selections were rendered by Mrs. Hattie Boulia. The bears were Chief of Police Charles A. Harvel and Officers Wilfred Paquette, Walter Tate and John Lyman. Interment was made in the family lot in Bayside cemetery in charge of the E. D. Ward Co., undertakers. The committal services at the grave was by Rev. Mr. Roundy. The floral tributes were profuse and very beautiful.
Card of Thanks
The undersigned wish to express their deep appreciation in friends, neighbors and fraternal associates for expressions of sympathy in the time of sorrow and bereavement. For the beautiful floral tributes and would especially express our thanks to all those who sent beautiful flowers to our loved one during her illness the past summer.
Frank A. Bailey
Eleanor Baildey Shepard
Mrs. Mary A. Parker
Mrs. Mary Abigal Parker, wife of George S. Parker, died Thursday at her home on Gold Street, after quite a long illness. Mrs. Parker was born in Meredith Centre, the daughter of Albert and Harriet Pitman, and her age was 50 years. She had resided in Lakeport 40 years. Besides the husband she leaves a sister, Mrs. Eugene Sawin. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the Munsey Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Chas. J. Jones pastor of the United Baptist church. The following acted as bearers: C. W. Griffen, W. E. Holahan, George W. Rollins and Albert E. Dodge Burial was made in the family lot in Bayside cemetery by the E. D. Ward Co., undertakers. Committal service at grave by Rev. Mr. Jones.
Melvin L. Lewis
Melvin L. Lewis died at his home in this city Sunday afternoon, after a short illness at the age of 76 years, 9 months and four days. The deceased was a native of Meredith but had been a resident of Lakeport for a number of years. He had no near relatives. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the Munsey Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Charles J. Jones. Friends acted as bearers and burial was made in the family lot in Bayside cemetery by the E. D. Ward Co., undertakers.
Winifred M. Locke
Mrs. Winifred M. Locke, youngest daughter of Charles J. A. Wardwell died November 24 at her home at Orange, N. J. The body was brought to this city for interment. Rev. W. E. Billingham, pasor of the Unitarian church, conducted a prayer service at Hillside cemetery, Lakeport and burial was by George B. Munsey, undertaker. Mrs. Locke was a native of this city and spent the early years of her life here, residing on Union Ave. She is survived by her father and two sisters.
Robert McMurphy, 75, died at his home on Dell Avenue, Wednesday morning after an illness of several weeks. He was employed for several years at the plant of the Boulia-Gornell Lumber Company.
He was a member of the Martin A. Haynes Camp, Sons of Union Veterans. Mr. McMurphy is survived by the widow and two children.
Funeral services will be held from the Munsey Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon.
George G. Rollins
George G. Rollins, a highly respected citizen died Sunday at his home, 130 Mechanic Street after quite a long illness. Mr. Rollins was born at Bristol December 11, 1854, but for the last 54 years had been a resident of Lakeport, and for more than 50 years had been in the employ of the Lake Company. The immediate survivors are three nephews, Victor G. Muzzey, of Lakeport, and George and Albert Rollins of Laconia; a grandniece, Janice Muzzey and a grand nephew Robert Muzzey and one cousin, Hazen Pillsbury of Boston. Mr. Rollins was a member of Chocorua Lodge, No. 51, I.O.O.F.
The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Munsey Funeral Home, Rev. Charles J. Jones pastor of the United Baptist Church was the officiating clergyman. Musical selections were rendered by Miss. E. Glesea Paine. There were many friends and neighbors present, including a delegation from the Chocorua Lodge. Floral tributes testified to esteem and friendship for the deceased. The body was taken to Bristol and burial made in the family lot, by Geo. B. Munsey, funeral director.
Charles H. MacMurphy, Jr.
Funeral services for Charles H. MacMurphy, Jr., who died suddenly in Beverly, Mass., were held yesterday afternoon at the home of his brother, Luther MacMurphy, 483 Union avenue. Delegates were present from Mt. Lebanon lodge, A.F. and A.M., and the Winnipesaukee lodge of Odd Fellows. Rev. E. Jerome Johanson, pastor of the Congregational church, conducted the service. Vocal selections were sung by Ralph Amesden. The bearers were Frank Dean, James Watson and E.N. Quinby, representing the Masons and Henry Shorey, Harry H. Hawkins and Allison Perkins, representing the Odd Fellows. Burial was in Union cemetery in charge of L.H. Wilkinson.
C. H. MacMurphy Jr. Dies Suddenly
Charles H. MacMurphy, aged 47, formerly of this city was found dead in his room in Beverly, Mass., yesterday by a fellow lodger. He had died of a heart attack during the night. Dr. Ralph E. Stone, medical examiner, pronounced death due to natural causes.
Mr. MacMurphy was born in Laconia. He was employed at the F.W. Stuart Last company in Beverly. The body was brought to the city last night by L. H. Wilkinson and taken to the home of the brother Luther MacMurphy, 483 Union avenue. The funeral will be held there at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.
The survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. MacMurphy of Boston and this city; two brothers, Luther of this city and Wilbur of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Mrs. Isadore L. Ames of Laconia, Mrs. Estelle Wright of North Adams and Mrs. Olive Dowd of Malden, Mass. He was a Mason and an Odd Fellow.
Mrs. Ida M. Glines
Mrs. Ida M. Glines, widow of Benjamin Glines, passed away last night at Mrs. E. C. George’s on Fair street where she had been ill for many weeks. She was born in Northfield, Vt., but had been a resident here for many years, having a home on Fairmount street. She was an active member of the United Baptist church and the Parish Workers and a valued member of Hannah Frances Rebekah lodge until the past year she was a member of the Lakeport Woman’s Club. She leaves to mourn her loss a sister, Mrs. Minnie Sargent, of Lakeport and a brother, George Burroughs of Franklin, besides a host of friends. The funeral service will be held at the home on Fairmount street Sunday afternnon at two o’clock in charge of Munsey and Weeks, funeral directors.
Mrs. Marena R. Davis
Mrs. Marena R. Davis, wife of D. L. Davis, died at her home 72 Clinton St. Thursday June 20, after a long illness. Mrs. Davis was a native of Maine and was 76 years of age, but had resided for many years in Gilford, and for the past fourteen years in Lakeport. The deceased was a most highly esteemed woman. Besides the widower, she leaves a brother who resides in Maine, and a step-son Arthur Davis of Boston. The funeral was held from the home Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Charles J. Jones, pastor of the United Baptist Church, and there was a large number of neighbors and friends present. Burial was made in Bayside cemetery by the E. D. Ward Co., undertakers. The bearers were Charles H. Perkins, Clinton Durkee, Charles L. Simpson and John Chase. The committal service was by Rev. Mr. Jones.
Mrs. Ella M. Sargent
Mrs. Ella Marcia (Bridge) Sargent, died at her home on Valley Street, Tuesday February 19, 1929. She was born in West Winsor, Vt., July 6, 1849, and has been a resident of Lakeport for 45 years. In 1870 she married J. Hoyt Sargent, who died in 1901. The serviving relatives are two daughters, Miss Harriet and Miss Elizabeth Sargent, one son, Luther, eight grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ada Bowers. Funeral services were held February 22 at the Munsey Funeral Home, Rev. Otto Duerr officiating. Mrs. Sargent was a charter member of Hannah Frances Rebekah Lodge, and a delegation from that body attended the funeral. The bearers were Bridge Rowell, Beverly Chamberlain, Edward M. Sanders and Charles Reever. Burial will be made in the family lot at Bayside Cemetery by the E. D. Ward Co., undertakers.
Frank C. Danforth
Frank C. Danforth, died at the Laconia Hospital Friday morning, Feb. 22, at the age of 62 years, 2 months and 16 days. He was a native of Hopkinton but had resided here for several years, and for 30 years was an engineer in the employ of the Boston and Maine Railroad. He belonged to the Locomotive Brotherhood and was a member of Olive Branch Lodge of Masons at Plymouth and a 32nd degree Mason. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Munsey Funeral Home conducted by Reb. Charles J. Jones, pastor of the United Baptist Church. There were representatives present from the railroad and masons. The members of Mt. Lebanon Lodge of Laconia performing their impressive burial service. The bearers were railroad associates and Masons. The body was placed in the tomb at Bayside cemetery, in charge of George B. Munsey, funeral director. The floral tributes included beautiful pieces from the Railroad Brotherhood, also from his neighbors. A cousin who resides in Manchester is a surviving relative and was present at the funeral.
Clara Ethel Ayer
Mrs. Clara Ethel Ayer (nee Small) aged 45, of 85 Josephine ave, wife of Leon G. Ayer, civil engineer employed in the City Engineering Department, who died Saturday at her husband’s country home at Candia, N.H., was buried Tuesday afternoon in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Mass, where services were held in the cemetary chapel. Mrs. Ayer leaves her mother, Mrs. Small. Her father died last Fall. She is also survived by a son, Roy Bird, a dentist in Medford; two sisters and a brother. Mr. and Mrs. Ayer were married in 1912.
Mary Osgood Patch
Mrs. Mary Osgood Patch, died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. G. Cram of Elm Street, after a long illness, at the age of 88 years, 6 months, and 23 days. For the past three years Mrs. Patch has been confined to the bed. The deceased was born in Manchester but came to Lakeport soon after with her parents, the late Samuel and Prosenda (Follett) Osgood, and was the widow of the late Franklin I. Patch. Mrs Patch was a most estimable and highly respected woman possessing many sterling qualities: she was a resident here nearly all her life. She is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Cram with whom she made her home and by whom she was tenderly cared for; one granddaughter, Mrs. Milton Walker of Contoocook, and an aged sister, Mrs. Ellen Brown of Concord, also several nieces.
The funeral was held from the home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Charles J. Jones, pastor of the United Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Patch was an attendant. Many friends and neighbors were present. The floral tributes were numerous and choice. The bearers were W. G. Cram, E. L. Cram, Elbridge Copp and Claude C. Dame. The body was placed in the tomb at Union Cemetery in charge of C. F. Wood, undertaker.
There were present from out of town Mrs. Milton Walker, Contoocook, Mrs. Mortimer Chandler and George Wilder of Concord.
John Mooney Sanborn
J. Mooney Sanborn, the well known Civil War Veteran, died Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 at his home on School Street, after an illness of three weeks.
John Mooney Sanborn was born in Meredith, Sept. 6, 1844, the son of Theopholus and Margaret A. Sanborn, and was 85 years old his last birthday. He came to Lakeport with his parents when seven years of age and had resided here ever since.
He was always deeply interested in Grand Army affairs. He enlisted in the Eighth New Hampshire Regiment, Co. F, and served three years and three months. He was commander of the camp at the N. H. Veterans Association at The Weirs, and Commander of Darius A. Drake Post, No. 36 G. A. R. of which he was the last surviving charter member and last member. He was also a member of Lakeside Council, Sons and Daughters of Liberty. He was a representative in the New Hampshire Legislature in 1905-6. He was affillated with the Republican party and served many years as ballot inspector in Ward six.
Mr. Sanborn was able to be about until his last illness and was upon the street daily. He was well known and highly respected. He is survived by one son, J. Bert Sanborn, with whom he resided, also several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at Grand Army hall conducted by Rev. John C. Lawrence, pastor of the Advint Christian Church, and will be a Grand Army service.
Ethan Allen Chase
The body of Ethan Allen Chase, a former well known business man of this city, who died at his home in Somerville, Mass., was brought to this city Monday for burial in Union cemetery.
Mr. Chase is survived by a widow, who resides with Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Turner, of Meredith.