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Tyler and Twombley Family Photos

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Photo 1

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This photo is one of all the pupils and the teacher of the High Street School (now a private residence) taken around 1895 or 6 (I base this dating on the fact that my grandfather, Albion Twombly, who appears as a boy of about 7 or 8, was born on November 2, 1889). The back of the original photo has a list of people in my grandfather's handwriting. I can only identify his sister Annie Twombly, who is the second little girl from the left in the front row (in the white pinafore); my grandfather Albion, who is standing immediately behind the boy in the center of the first row; the little girl in the white pinafore behind his right shoulder is his sister Jennie Twombly, who was Annie's twin (which is why they are dressed alike; if you look closely you will see that their pinafores and dresses are made of the same pattern and material); the teacher, Binie (probably short for Albina I suspect, although that is just a guess) Harmon is immediately behind Jennie. The older girl in the dark dress behind Albion (not the one wearing a pinafore) is Lucy Twombly, the family's oldest sister.
There are twenty-six people in the photo, but only twenty-five names listed on the back. Also included in the photo are: Bertha Kennett, Emma (or possibly Erma) Abbey, Lawrence or Laura (the ink is blotted) Wirtson (might also be Wistrow), Irving Hobbs, Burt Banfield, Ida Jackson, Fred Ward, Ivy McKirson (or possibly McKuron), Axie Chase, Herb Kennett, Marcia (or Marcie) Chase, Frank Banfield, Nelson Towle, Mabel Ambrose, Ralph Kennett, Myrtle Thurston, Frank Gray, Isodore Harmon, Erwin Gray, and Ruth Kennett



Photo 2

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My grandmother, Eva B. Tyler (later Twombly) and her mother, Rhoda (maiden name Tibbetts) Tyler, taken in Silver Lake, NH circa 1912 or 13. Mrs. Twombly lived to be 97 years old, and prior to her death, was the holder of Madisonís Boston Post cane for several years. When she died, the cane was passed on to her younger sister, Lora Tyler Leavitt Gray. They were the daughters of James Wentworth Tyler, a local merchant who dealt in land, timber, and selling ice to Boston. Born in Freedom, NH, Mr. Tyler was a selectman in Madison and also served for many years on the town's Board of Education, having been a teacher in Boston before he moved to the country in 1895 to give his children a better life out of the hustle and bustle of the city.


Photo 3

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My grandfather, Albion Twombly from a photo taken with his schoolmates at the High Street School in Madison, NH circa 1895 or 6. My grandfather (who was born on Nov. 2, 1889) grew up to be a butcher, and worked out of a shop next to his house, which still stands across from the ball field in Madison. He also served as a selectman for many years before his death on October 11, 1956.


Photo 4

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This photo taken in Silver Lake around 1913, or most likely before my grandmother, Eva Tyler Twombly (holder of Madison's Boston Post cane before her death in 1989 at the age of 97), married in 1914. This is a group of her relatives on her mother's side. I do not know some of the individuals in the picture. The second lady seated in the front row is Laura Etta (maiden name Tibbetts) Knox (for whom my beloved aunt, Laura Twombly, was named), next to her is Nellie Tyler, whose later married names were St. Pierre and Campbell; next is my grandmother, Eva Blanche Tyler (later Twombly); the woman immediately behind her, with her hands on her shoulders, is her mother, Rhoda (maiden name Tibbetts) Tyler; I don't know who the man next to her is (probably Burt Lyman, husband of the woman wearing the white blouse to his right), the woman in the white blouse is Harriet Newell (maiden name Knox; daughter of Laura Etta above, who was named for her grandmother); the woman to her right is Harriet Newell (maiden name Hobbs) Tibbetts, mother of Laura Etta and Rhoda. Those are all of the people in the photo that I can identify.




Photo 5

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This photo taken at the Madison Elementary School circa 1925 or 6. In the back row, from left to right (starting with the boy with his arms crossed) is Burtwell Gary, Raymond Twombly (child of Albion and Eva Twombly, as are the other Twomblys in this photo), Alice Leavitt, Martin Prescott, Lillian Godfrey (the teacher), Earl Kennett, Marguerite Kennett, Woodrow Towle, Laura Twombly (she has a short, boyish haircut, but that IS Laura), Herbert Leavitt and Ruth Tyler (daughter of Arthur Tyler, Eva Twombly's older brother). In the second row (left to right, starting with the standing little girl with the black bow at her collar): is Janet Gerry, Barbara Twombly (seated), June Prescott, Jennie Twombly (named for her aunt shown in the 1895 or 6 school photo), Waldo Leavitt, Ellsworth Moore, Naomi Nason, Geraldine Towle, Geraldine Nickerson, Mary Leavitt, and Betty Towle. In the front row, (from left to right, starting with the first boy seated on the ground) is Gordon Towle, Wendell, Leavitt, Delmonte Moore, Robert Leavitt, Forrest Leavitt, Franklin Nason, Reed Gilman, Alfred Webster, Edgar Tyler, and Donald Kennett.


Photo 6

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My grandfather, Albion Twombly, and his sisters Jennie Marion and Lucy Serepta Twombly from a photo of them with their schoolmates at the High Street School in Madison, NH circa 1895 or 6. They lived on a farm at the top of High Street.





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