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Annual Report of the Town of Hanson for the year 1908

Listed below is a selection of important genealogical information found within the town report.

Original spellings have been maintained.
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Births Recorded in Hanson in 1908

Date of Birth
Name of Child
Name of Parents
March 7, 1907
Mary Lawler
Joseph and Annie Lawler
June 5, 1907
Irene Octavia Bergin
Louis P. and Rose E. Bergin
January 25, 1908 Helen Elizabeth Warren John H. and Annie R. Warren
January 26, 1908 David Alton Herbert Alfred and Lenora Herbert
March 5, 1908 Edgar Cameron McClellan Rodrick C. and Edith M. [Ramsdell] McClellan
March 16, 1908 Francis Edward Brown Harry W. and Sarah E. Brown
April 3, 1908 Louis J. V. Hogue
Fred and Julia Hogue
April 16, 1908 Horace Bracket Estes
Arthur G. and Edith M. Estes
April 19, 1908 Sherman Loring Perry
S. Irving and Mabel H. Perry
April 26, 1908 Ernest Carrol Washburn
George C. and Nellie F. Washburn
May 5, 1908
Anna Elizabeth Keene
Frank W. and Eunice W. Keene
May 11, 1908 Bernice May Edson
Frank C. and Maude C. Edson
May 16, 1908
Bessie Edith McClellan
Sherman B. and Bessie T. McClellan
June 3, 1908
Wallace Leroy Maynard
Edward D. and Nettie M. Maynard
June 18, 1908
Alice Savord
Edward and Georgianna Savord
July 13, 1908
Ardis May Stetson
Chester M. and Ella F. Stetson
July 14, 1908
Agnes Gallagher
Michael and Delia Gallagher
July 25, 1908
Joseph David Frenault
Masti and Annie Frenault
July 29, 1908
Violet May Cortell
Herbert H. and Anna C. Cortell
August 24, 1908
Paulena Bourne Denham
W[illia]m Henry and Ethel F. Denham
September 1, 1908
Emerson Kendrick Chase
James S. and Nellie F. Chase
September 10, 1908
Robert Senly Webb
Alymer E. and Florence A. Webb
September 16, 1908
George Peter Bassi
George E. and Anna E. Bassi
September 27, 1908
Peter Chiros
George N. and --- Chiros
October 1, 1908
George Sayce
Ewdin H and Lowcia Sayce
October 3, 1908
Marion Agusta Pendleton
Edward A. and Harriett A. Pendleton
October 25, 1908
Ruth Francis Brown
Wellington G. and Nellie J.T. Brown
November 7, 1908
Dorothy Barrett
George A. and Ida F. Barrett
November 12, 1908
Aurcho Balboni
Gudo and Mary Balboni
November 22, 1908
John Francis Davis, Jr.
John F. and Katherine Davis
November 26, 1908
Francis Venelda Pierce
Howard E. and Meretta S. Pierce
December 29, 1908
Roberta Elise Cooper
John E. and Mildred E. Cooper

Still born: 3 (see Deaths)


Deaths Recorded in Hanson in 1908
Date of Death
Name
Age
Name of Parents


Y
M
D

January 1, 1908
Augusta J. Griffin
16
1
8
Ernest W. Lane and Cora A. --
January 4, 1908
Chloe D. Bourne
80
1
2
Geo. W. Donaldson and Lucy G. --
Janary 12, 1908
William Cox
89
--
18
Ephraim Cox and Nancy [Stetson]
January 19, 1908
Ellen Crossman
69
10
--
George Adams and Della --
January 20, 1908
Ellen P. Reed
62
7
6
Benjamin White and Dorothy [Josselyn]
February 14, 1908
Charles O. Prouty
54
1
18
Joseph E. Prouty and Charlotte [Soper]
February 22, 1908
Charles H. Everson
--
3
23
Julius H. Everson and Meretta --
February 26, 1908
Harriett H. Clark
73
7
19
Geo. W. Donaldson and Lucy G. --
March 1, 1908
Benj[amin] W. Josselyn
82
--
5
David Josselyn and Mary T. [Bates]
March 5, 1908
Betsy Ann Ramsdell
67
7
--
Baker Jones and Deborah [Cox]
March 5, 1908
Charlote H. Brown
69
10
13
George Rule and Eliza [Starbuck]
March 7, 1908
William Thomas
80
1
8
John Thomas and Mary [Rogers]
March 10, 1908
Henry L. Ford
92
6
10
William Ford and Abiale --
March 14, 1908
Lydia W. Sampson
50
5
2
William Callamore and Lucinda C. [Stetson]
March 15, 1908
Sarah D. Calder
66
--
6
Charles H. Evans and Caroline G. --
March 24, 1908
Ruth J. Corthell
75
--
22
Sylvanus Everson and Lydia [Bearce]
March 27, 1908
Catherine S. Sawyer
93
--
--
Unknown
March 31, 1908
Isaac Pratt
93
3
25
Thomas Pratt and Mehitable [Cox]
April 4, 1908
Almira A. White
74
--
8
John White and Celia --
April 9, 1908
Henry L. Powers
57
2
14
Joseph H. Powers and Maria D. --
April 16, 1908
Helen A. Harding
52
--
18
Zenas Shaw and Lydia P.
April 17, 1908
Adeline W. Magoun
69
6
9
Robert Ramsdell and Elizabeth --
May 3, 1908
Ronald F. Bessie
17
11
2
Nathaniel C. Bessie and Chrissie A. --
May 12, 1908
Still Born Bloom
--
--
--
Ernest Bloom and Florence B. [Staples]
June 5, 1908
Still Born Bush
--
--
--
Edward W. Bush and Ida --
July 2, 1908
Annie T. Saule
53
3
1
Jos. E. Steadman and  Mehitable --
July 8, 1908
Evelyn F. Perry
56
8
12
Robert Perry and Betsy [Perry]
July 8, 1908
Maretta A. Clark
56
--
2
Geo. F Truett and Mary A. [White]
July 18, 1908
 Mary C. Sturtevant
75
5
--
Luther Holmes and Nancy [Baker]
July 24, 1908
Susan M. Heppord
72
--
--
Andrew Krause and Mary --
July 29, 1908
Susan A. Vosmus
50
4
17
Juby Sturtevant and Susan --
August 1, 1908
John H. Grover
51
5
9
Unknown
August 4, 1908
Robert Elliott
62
11
--
Unknown
August 4, 1908
Alfred Boulanger
12
--
--
Joseph Boulanger and Ida --
August 25, 1908
Mary E. Cotton
60
7
6
Benj. W. Bates and Diathra B. [Bourne]
August 25, 1908
Henrietta F. Finnity
18
--
20
Mart Finnity and Georgiania --
September 18, 1908
Ida F. Leach
30
3
3
Herbert A. Reed and Emma J.
September 19, 1908
Horace O. Brown
72
9
6
John B. Brown and Mary B. --
September 30, 1908
Jennie Bates
--
1
14
Lewis G. Bates and Mepemice --
October 25, 1908
John Edward Martin
34
11
12
John E. Martin and Annie C. --
October 28, 1908
William Jones
89
9
23
Simeon Jones and Annie [Susanna Washburn]

Marriages Recorded in Hanson in 1908
Date of Marriage
Name
Residence
Name of Parents
January 12, 1908

Ernest Blume
Florence B. Staples
Hanson
Ernest C. Blume and Annie M. --
Hanson
Charles E. Staples and Lizzie W. --
January 29, 1908

Roy C. Drake
Myrtie G. Bates

Whitman
Waldo A. Drake and Hannah A. --
Hanson
Elmer E. Bates and Susie O. --
January 31, 1908

Levi P. Lincoln Jr.
Flora (Turner) Lewis

Hanson
Levi P. Lincoln and Florence --
No. Abington
Wm. F. Turner and H.E. --
February 22, 1908

Everett Brown
Hattie G. Ferris

Boston
Wm. W. Brown and Thankful D. --
Hanson
H.A. Ferris and Elizabeth A. --
March 2, 1908

Ernest S. Bossi
Annie E. LeBlance

Hanson
George Bossi and Margaret --
Hanson
Edelard LeBlance and Maria E. --
April 3, 1908

Lewis H. Hammond
Alice P. Torrey
Hanson
Lewis H. Hammond and Julia --
Hanson
Julus Torrey and Georgiania --
June 28, 1908

George Elms
Clara W. Masters
Hanson
John L. Elms and Harriett --
Hanson
Mark Masters and Rebecca M. --
June 30, 1908

Horace C. Washburn
Hattie W. Norton
Whitman
Melvine S. Washburn and Florence --
Whitman
Chancy Norton and Emily P. --
July 1, 1908

Fred Valcourt
Julia Allen Hogue
Hanson
Joseph Valcourt and Unerie --
Hanson
Whalan Hogue and Cathrine --
August 31, 1908

Louis Ladousceur
Mary Rose Paul
Whitman
Louis L. Ladousceur and Elmira --
Hanson
Peter Paul and Phebena --
September 9, 1908

Leon F. Estes
Maud R. Rand
Hanson
Floran P. Estes and Inez M. --
Chester, N.H.
George D. Rand and Lenora --
October 27, 1908

Benjamin P. Sturdavant
Marion F. Phillips
Whitman
Isaac T. Sturdavant and Sarah --
Hanson
Allen R. Phillips and Abbie F. --
November 1, 1908

Charles E. Raby
Marion E. Barton
Hanson
Max Raby and Annie --
E. Holliston
Steven R. Barton and --
November 12, 1908

Clifford B. Russell
Blance F. Howard
W. Hanover
Charles F. Russell and Harriett E. --
So. Hanson
Chaning Y. Howard and Ella F. --

Inmates of Almshouse, 1908.
Name
Age
Thomas Pratt
87
Theophilus Joyce
82
Louisa Crary
81
Marina W. Bates
71
Augusta Sampson
50

Teachers in Hanson Schools, 1908
School Building
Name of Teacher
Original Residence
Salary
North Grammar
Alice M. Lane
Stonington, ME.
$450.00
South Grammar


 Rm. 2
Alfred D. Taylor

$375.00
R. Donald Ross [Principal, started Sept.]
Charlston, ME.
$210.00
Rachel U. Cornwell
Roslindale, MA
$152.00
No. 1 Primary
S. Retta Dunbar
Brockton, MA
$ 376.00
No. 2 Primary
Emily M. Baker
Hanson, MA
$378.00
No. 3 Primary
Sadie Lundy [started in Sept.]
Kittery, ME
$161.00
Sara E. Peterson [left in June]

$275.00
No. 4 Primary* Bessie E. Eayrs [resigned spring term]

$115.20
Hilda L. Morrison [elected, then fell sick]

$50.50
Elsie Willis ["engaged to complete spring term"]

$55.00
Malinda A. Carr ["substituted for a few days"]
Hanson, MA
$13.20
Helen L. Heath [ "elected in Sept."]
Tilton, NH $160.50
* "This school numbers about 35 pupils and has been unfortunate in a change of teachers... Five teachers during the year"
No. 5 Primary Ruth P. Smith ["retired at the end of winter term"]

$105.00
Clara M. Ford ["1906 W-H graduate elected spring term"]
Hanson, MA
$261.00
No. 6 Primary Helen Carter
Hanson, MA
$132.50
No. 7 Primary Etta M. Taylor
Hanson, MA
$409.50
Janitors

Allen R. Phillips
Hanson, MA
$160.58
Marcus M. Josselyn
Hanson, MA
$75.00
Oliver Beaureguard
Hanson, MA
$6.00

School Committee - Elected March 2, 1908
Position
Name
Length of Term
Chairman
William G. Elms
3 years
Secretary
Malinda A. Carr
2 years
Committee Member
George E. Thomas
1 year
Superintendant
James S. Hayes
School Physician
Flavel S. Thomas, M.D.
Authorized to Sign Employment Certificates
Malinda A. Carr
Purchasing Agent
William G. Elms
Truant Officers


George Elms
Asa Cummings
H. Austin Baker




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