Thursday, June 2, 1921
Mrs. A.H. Burlen of Hampton Falls sang at the missionary auxiliary of the Congregational church Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Perkins will spend the summer and early fall in Hampton. In October they will move to California and make their permanent home there. Mr. Perkins' house and all its contents is for sale.
A dozen of the little friends of Constance Adams were entertained last Friday in honor of her eighth birthday. Games were played and refreshments were served.
Mrs. G. W. Clark was unable to attend the missionary meeting held on Wednesday because of a sprained ankle. A message of sympathy was sent from the society.
Mr. Charles E. Green, the new proprietor of the Hampton Pharmacy, has taken the east half of Ring's double house on High street.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hill were in town over Memorial, also Chester Godfrey and family. Mr. Hill and Chester give their services all day to the Post and corps. Ruth, also, is a willing worker.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Nutter have been at their cottage at North Beach for a few days. On Tuesday Mrs. Nutter entertained Mrs. Stella Ladd, Mrs. Lucy Marston and Mrs. Addie Brown.
Mr. Stephen Perkins, brother of Mrs. Orrin Lane, died very suddenly on Sunday in Hampton Falls.
It is hoped that a good number will attend the W. C. T. U. Convention in Northwood on Thursday the 9th. Mr. Kenneth Ross, who will carry the people from North Hampton, Hampton Falls, Hampton and Exeter, thinks that he should leave as near 7:30 as possible, so please be ready in time. It will be a pleasant trip.
The 50th anniversary of the Congregational Woman's Missionary Society was held on Wednesday. Mrs. Godfrey and Mrs. Batchelder were hostesses. Reminiscences were given by Mrs. Vianna Marston, Mrs. Lucy Marston and Miss Maria Perkins. The two former have belonged 50 years. Miss Perkins joined 50 years ago but withdrew on going from town to join another society. Mrs. Elizabeth Hobbs, who is the only living person who attended the first meeting ever held was unable to be present.
Mrs. Wesley Mace announces the marriage of her daughter, Clara B. Howard, to Forrest H. Mason, which took place at Portsmouth on May 25th. The couple will reside on Long Island, New York.
Memorial Day was observed as usual by the few remaining members of the Grand Army (a small remnant of the former company) going to North Hampton in the morning to decorate the graves of their comrades there. Then returning they were served dinner in the Congregational chapel by the W. R. C. This was followed by services in the town hall. There was music by the band, singing of two old war songs by Mrs. Hamilton, in a very pleasing manner, reading of "Sheridan's Ride," by Miss Elliot, which pleased the veterans as two of them were with the army when Sheridan arrived on his famous horse. Major Charles W. Godfrey read some extracts from his father's diary, which he kept for three years during the war. His father was Washington H. Godfrey, a former member of this Post and Charles esteems it a great privilege to meet with Hampton veterans on Memorial Day.
The West End Club held the last meeting of the season at the home of Mrs. Jessie R. Towle. The members repeated the quotation. Minutes of last meeting were read by secretary. Election of officers for coming season were then decided on. Mrs. Willard Delano, Pres., Mrs. Edward Bowley, Sec.; Mrs. Jessie R. Towle, Treas. Refreshments were served by the hostess. The club will have an outing at some future date.
Mr. Frank M. Perkins of Lawrence and his granddaughter Elizabeth J. Tilton have returned from a very enjoyable visit with Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin E. Getchell of Plainville, Conn. Mr. Perkins was in Brooklyn, N. Y. Saturday.
The annual Tag Day for the Exeter Cottage Hospital will be held on Saturday, June 4th. The town will be thoroughly canvassed and all are asked to have their donations ready. It is hoped that Hampton as usual will do her share.
Mrs. Gilpatrick and Mrs. Ring entertained the Friendly Class in Mrs. Ring's new home on High St. A goodly number were present. Games were played and delicious refreshments were served by the hostess.
Mrs. Guy Morey of Recluse Cottage entertained ten friends from Saturday, May 21, until the following Wednesday, it being the anniversary of four of the guest's birthdays.
On Tuesday evening the guests were privileged to hear the well-known singer, Miss Martha Atwood, of New York, also the very promising tenor Chester E. Grady of Boston, both of whom charmed the guests with their splendid voices, in solo and duet numbers. Harriet Elizabeth Sturtevant, of Lowell, Mass., added much to the evening's enjoyment with monologue. This weekend, Senator George E. Putnam and wife, and Hon. F. P. Marble and wife will enjoy the hospitality of Mrs. Morey's home.
The impressive funeral services for Joseph F. Holmes were held at his late home, on Friday afternoon, May the 20th. They were conducted by Rev. George W. Clark, assisted by Rev. Charles Parker of Hampton Falls. A male quartette from Exeter beautifully rendered three selections after which the Mechanics conducted the service of their order. The Rebekahs all attended in a body and the committal service at the grave was conducted by the Odd Fellows.