Monday, November 14, 2011

Class of 1915 Concord HS, Concord, New Hamphire: Graduation Photographs of Eight Women




Eight photographs of 1915 graduates of Concord High School, Concord, New Hampshire.  They are all in protective covers; most bear the imprint of the Kimball studio.


Note:  Be sure to read the comments section as you will find family history information on the graduates submitted by readers.


In alphabetical order, the graduates are 
Lucille Cogswell
Alice Currier
Helen C. Currier
Gladys Dole
Evelyn Fulford
Margaret D. Jackson
Margery Lawrence
Margaret Owen


If you have family history to share on any of the women below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!


1)  Lucile Cogswell




Note: Here is a comment from a reader, below, regarding Lucile Cogswell:


 Lucille Cogswell: (Sources at the end) Lucille Cogswell was born 19 Aug 1897 in Concord, NH, the daughter of Edward M and M Madeline (Perry) Cogswell. Her ethnicity was listed as Canadian at birth. In 1910 she was living at 56 Rumford St, Concord, NH, with her parents, her paternal grandmother, and a paternal aunt. Her father was a foreman of a railroad freight house. Everyone in the household had been born in New Hampshire to parents born in New Hampshire. A family tree says that Lucille married Lloyd Prey about 1918. Lloyd had been born about 1897. Sure enough, there is a Lloyd G and Lucille Pray living in Washington DC in 1920. A transcription says that Lucille was 22 and born in New Hampshire and Lloyd was 36, born in Michigan. In 1930 on Class of 1915 Concord HS, Concord, New Hamphire: Graduation Photographs of Eight Women






2)  Alice Currier






3)  Helen C. Currier






4)  Gladys Dole





5)  Evelyn Fulford




Note: Here is information from a comment below, regarding Evelyn Deakin Fulford: [Thanks, Ed!]


Name: Evelyn Deakin Fulford
Birth Date: 07 May 1897
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island
Father's Name: Charles
Mother's Name: Lillian J. Deakin 

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MB3M-P28/p_11202378410

Living in Concord, Merrimack County, NH in 1910, born in RI, parents: Charles and Lily

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-g&gsfn=evelyn&gsln=fulford&gsln_x=XO&msbdy=1898&msrpn__ftp=Concord%2c+Merrimack%2c+New+Hampshire%2c+USA&msrpn=5236&msrpn_PInfo=8-|0|1652393|0|2|3242|32|0|2004|5236|0|&cpxt=0&catBucket=rstp&uidh=hti&cp=0&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=183179957&db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=1

She was still at home in 1920, Concord, NH, and working as a telegraph operator for the statehouse. Her father was a silversmith.

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-g&gsfn=evelyn&gsln=fulford&gsln_x=XO&msbdy=1898&msrpn__ftp=Concord%2c+Merrimack%2c+New+Hampshire%2c+USA&msrpn=5236&msrpn_PInfo=8-|0|1652393|0|2|3242|32|0|2004|5236|0|&cpxt=0&catBucket=rstp&uidh=hti&cp=0&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=29745700&db=1920usfedcen&indiv=1

She married Lawrence Fredrick Whittemore in New Hampshire on 6 Oct 1923. He was born about 1895.

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FSNewHampshireMarriage&h=925134&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=4262

She and her husband are living in Pembroke NH in 1930. Son Charles 2y 10m. 

Her husband Laurence Frederick Whittemore is likely buried in Pembroke Street Cemetery, Pembroke. But there is no link to her.
Dates for him at findagrave.com (Jun 8, 1894 - Aug 10, 1960). He was in WWI.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=whittemore&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=32&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=81&GRid=7948841&df=all&

Her son Charles F. Whittemore, a private in WWII, (28 May 1927 - 20 Oct 2003) is likely buried in Pembroke Hill Cemetery, Pembroke.

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=VAcemeteries&h=6223360&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=1788

There is a tree for her and her husband with no additional information. A son is marked private.
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/7050668/person/1387656046



6)  Margaret B. Jackson, at top and below:






7)  Margery Lawrence






8)  Margaret Owen





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6 comments:

  1. I picked an easy one, with an unusual first and last name:

    Name: Evelyn Deakin Fulford
    Birth Date: 07 May 1897
    Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island
    Father's Name: Charles
    Mother's Name: Lillian J. Deakin

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MB3M-P28/p_11202378410

    Living in Concord, Merrimack County, NH in 1910, born in RI, parents: Charles and Lily

    http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-g&gsfn=evelyn&gsln=fulford&gsln_x=XO&msbdy=1898&msrpn__ftp=Concord%2c+Merrimack%2c+New+Hampshire%2c+USA&msrpn=5236&msrpn_PInfo=8-|0|1652393|0|2|3242|32|0|2004|5236|0|&cpxt=0&catBucket=rstp&uidh=hti&cp=0&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=183179957&db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=1

    She was still at home in 1920, Concord, NH, and working as a telegraph operator for the statehouse. Her father was a silversmith.

    http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-g&gsfn=evelyn&gsln=fulford&gsln_x=XO&msbdy=1898&msrpn__ftp=Concord%2c+Merrimack%2c+New+Hampshire%2c+USA&msrpn=5236&msrpn_PInfo=8-|0|1652393|0|2|3242|32|0|2004|5236|0|&cpxt=0&catBucket=rstp&uidh=hti&cp=0&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=29745700&db=1920usfedcen&indiv=1

    She married Lawrence Fredrick Whittemore in New Hampshire on 6 Oct 1923. He was born about 1895.

    http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FSNewHampshireMarriage&h=925134&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=4262

    She and her husband are living in Pembroke NH in 1930. Son Charles 2y 10m.

    Her husband Laurence Frederick Whittemore is likely buried in Pembroke Street Cemetery, Pembroke. But there is no link to her.
    Dates for him at findagrave.com (Jun 8, 1894 - Aug 10, 1960). He was in WWI.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=whittemore&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=32&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=81&GRid=7948841&df=all&

    Her son Charles F. Whittemore, a private in WWII, (28 May 1927 - 20 Oct 2003) is likely buried in Pembroke Hill Cemetery, Pembroke.

    http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=VAcemeteries&h=6223360&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=1788

    There is a tree for her and her husband with no additional information. A son is marked private.
    http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/7050668/person/1387656046

    I wish the Unclaimed-Persons.org that I work on were as easy :)

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  2. Thanks, Ed! I updated the post with a note for readers to check the comments for family history info. Your work enables me to get more photos up!

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  3. I'm going to run out of easy ones, but here is another of the nine. Paste it into an article if you want. I don't know if the comments are searchable. I did a site search of your site for "Deakin" and didn't find it.

    Anyway, here is, I think, Lucille Cogswell:
    (Sources at the end)

    Lucille Cogswell was born 19 Aug 1897 in Concord, NH, the daughter of Edward M and M Madeline (Perry) Cogswell. Her ethnicity was listed as Canadian at birth.

    In 1910 she was living at 56 Rumford St, Concord, NH, with her parents, her paternal grandmother, and a paternal aunt. Her father was a foreman of a railroad freight house. Everyone in the household had been born in New Hampshire to parents born in New Hampshire.

    A family tree says that Lucille married Lloyd Prey about 1918. Lloyd had been born about 1897.

    Sure enough, there is a Lloyd G and Lucille Pray living in Washington DC in 1920. A transcription says that Lucille was 22 and born in New Hampshire and Lloyd was 36, born in Michigan. In 1930 their image tells us they had been married 12 years. Lloyd and Lucille were both pharmacists; Lloyd owned his own drugstore.

    Lloyd Pray may have lived to be 96, dying in Whippany, Morris County, NJ, in Jan 1980.

    Links

    for birth: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsfn=lucille&gsln=cogswell&gsln_x=NS&msbdy=1898&msrpn__ftp=Concord%2c+Merrimack%2c+New+Hampshire%2c+USA&msrpn=5236&msrpn_PInfo=8-|0|1652393|0|2|3242|32|0|2004|5236|0|&cpxt=0&catBucket=rstp&uidh=hti&cp=0&pcat=34&h=462538&recoff=10+21+22+59&db=FSNewHampshireBirth&indiv=1

    1910: http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=7884&path=New+Hampshire.Merrimack.Concord+Ward+5.0198.5

    marriage: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5163050/person/-1493264894?ssrc=

    1920: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MDCZ-4RM/p_406661903

    1930: http://search.ancestry.com/browse/view.aspx?dbid=6224&iid=DCT626_305-0407&pid=121141078&ssrc=&fn=Lucille+C&ln=Pray&st=g

    Lloyd's death: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/8GPF-8ZM/p_12987465519

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  4. I just found an annual report of Concord NH for 1915. It is at the link at the end. The graduating class is on page 16. Lucile Cogswell took an academic course and Evelyn Fulford was in classical. I suspect the other seven are there also.

    www.onconcord.com/books/12histcity_reports/1915/1915pt4.pdf

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  5. Super! Ed, I'm incorporating your comments into the body of the blog, so that they become searchable for family researchers. Thanks for pointing that out!

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  6. Helen C Currier and (Mary) Alice Currier, who both graduated from Concord NH High School in 1915, may be related, but they are not sisters or first cousins.

    Helen C Currier was a graduate of Concord NH High School in 1915 in a commercial course. She was born 23 Aug 1897 in Concord, the daughter of John H and Susan A (Cook) Currier. Her parents lived at 26 Maple Street in Concord and her father owned a grocery store. Helen was married on 1 Oct 1921 in Concord to Benjamin Francis Sherman who had been born in Rhode Island about 1886.

    They had three children: Helen Elizabeth, Benjamin Francis, and Dorothy Wilson Sherman. Apparently while pregnant with Dorothy, Helen (Currier) Sherman developed appendicitis which couldn't be operated on. Her child was born Apr 25, 1929, and died April 29 of an undeveloped heart. Helen died a week later on May 6 of peritonitis caused by the appendicitis. They are both buried in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord.

    Helen's son Benjamin graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1946 and later received a Ph.D in nuclear physics from Stanford. He died in 2011. Helen's daughter, Helen Elizabeth, became a captain in the US Army Air Corp. She married Arthur E Paterson, Jr, on 30 Jun 1946 in Franklin, NH. She died in 1998 and is buried in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY.

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    Mary Alice Currier, who graduated in an academic course from Concord NH High School in 1915 was born 21 Jul 1897 in Concord, the daughter of Chas C Currier and Mary J Kilborn. Her father was the proprietor of a laundry. The family lived at 92 School Street in 1910.

    In 1920 Alice evidently was working as a dietitian at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Sanatorium in Moreau, Saratoga County, New York. In 1930 she was living at 88 Morningside Drive, Manhattan, NY, with the author Mary E. Pennell. A list of Mary Pennell's works can be found at http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no00-83332.

    On September 18, 1937 Mary Alice arrived back in New York from Bermuda on the Queen of Bermuda. She gave an address of 400 W 119th St, New York.

    Mary Alice Currier remained single. She died in 1957 and is buried with her parents, brother Charles, and other family members in Stumpfield Cemetery, Contoocook, NH.

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    Sources: Ancestry.com for
    1900 to 1930 Censuses
    New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904
    New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947
    New Hampshire, Death and Burial Records Index, 1654-1949
    National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

    Familysearch.org for:
    New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947

    also:
    Social Security Death Index
    findagrave.com
    Benjamin Sherman's Obituary, The Washington Post on February 16, 2011
    City of Concord, 1915 Annual report, .pdf file online

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