First Baptist Church of Penacook, New Hampshire

(Formerly First Baptist Church of Fisherville)

The First Baptist Church of Fisherville was organized over 150 years ago. Construction was begun in 1857 and the church was finished and dedicated on September 8, 1858.
An impressive structure 80 x 72 feet, on a basement story of granite was erected at a cost of $18.500. The steeple enclosed a four-faced town clock and a spire that towered 150 feet above the vestibule.
When the name of the town was changed from Fisherville to Penacook in 1883, the church conformed at its next annual meeting, becoming the First Baptist Church of Penacook.
In 1953 The First Baptist Church and The Penacook Congregational Church were united and became The United Church of Christ.
Baptist church members and members of the parish in 1952

Deacon & Mrs Fred C Abbott 38 Cross St. Penacook. (M)
Carol Abbott 51 Merrimack St. Penacook. (M)
Robert Abbott 51 Merrimack St. Penacook. (M)

Nahum William Abbott California * Son of Carl Abbott (M)
Mr. & Mrs Carl Abbott 51 Merrimack St Penacook. (P)
Mrs C. Mercie Acres 3 Prospect St. Boscawen. (M)
Miss Marion G. Alexander 52 No. Main St. Penacook. (M)
Miss Grace W. Allen 24 Penacook St. Concord. (M)
Miss Janet Annan 41 Park St. Boscawen. * School student (P)
Joyce Tressell Annan 41 Park St. Boscawen. (M)
Erwin A. Ashland Sanborn Rd. E. Concord. (M)
Mrs Erwin Ashland Sanborn Rd. E. Concord. (P)
Priscilla E. Ayer 4 Walnut St. Penacook. (M)
Elinor M. Ayer 4 Walnut St. Penacook. (M)
Mr. & Mrs Arthur Ayer 4 Walnut St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs Elmer Anderson 5 High St. Penacook. (M)

Mrs Louise Welch Baldi 129 Washington St. Penacook. (M)
Mr. & Mrs Grover Ballou Water St. Boscawen. (M)
Charles H. Barnett 6 Washington St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs C H Barnett 6 Washington St. Penacook. (P) * Attends Methodist Church
Miss Josephine F. Barnett (nurse in Army) (M)
Calvin J. Bassett E. Natick, Massachusetts (M) * Brother to Miss Bassett
Miss Martha T. Bassett 3 Prospect St. Boscawen (M)
*(A trained church worker - daughter of the late Pastor, W S Bassett 1904 – 1912)

Mr. & Mrs Harold Bean 82 S. Main St. Penacook. * Son Harold Jr. in service (P)
Mr. & Mrs Otto Bellman 44 West Main St. Penacook. (P)
Miss Katherine Bellman 44 West Main St. Penacook. (P)
Miss Mildred Bellman 44 West Main St. Penacook. (P)
Gilbert Anson Berry 27 Church St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs Irene Garland Beard 122 Elm St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs Thelma York Boyle - * Daughter of Mrs York (M)
Mrs Gordon H. (Jean Pettes) Bronn No address specified. (M)
Mr. & Mrs George Blodgett River Rd. Rte #10 Penacook. (P)
Miss Pauline Blodgett River Rd. Penacook. (P)
Miss Shirley Blodgett River Rd. Penacook. (P)
Robert Blodgett River Rd. Penacook. (P)
Mrs Catherine S. Barker Walpole, Massachusetts (M)
Mrs A G Brown Canterbury, NH (M)
Miss Alice F. Brown 17 Elm St. Penacook. *Recently deceased
Mrs Burt Brown 127 Merrimack St. Penacook. (P)
Howard H. Bronn Summit, New Jersey (M)
Mrs L H Bullock 27 Pierce St. Concord. (M)

Mrs Addie Case 16 Charles St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs Catherine White Cassin 40 Downing St. Concord. (M)
Mrs Ralph Cate (June) 41 Park St. Boscawen. (M) - * Mother of Annan Girls
Ralph Cate 41 Park St. Boscawen. (P)
Miss Annie M. Chandler (former church organist) c/o Margaret Pillsbury Hospital Concord Mrs Lena Cheney 30 High St. Penacook. (P) - * Mother of Mrs Fall
Leonard W. Cilley (janitor) 53 Water St. Boscawen (M)
Mrs Marguerite M. Clark 169 N. Main St. Boscawen (M)
Mr. & Mrs Frank Cochrane 176 So. Main St. Penacook. (P)
Robert Cochrane 176 So. Main St. Penacook. (P)
Nyleen Cochrane 176 So. Main St. Penacook. (P)
Oren Cochrane, Sr. & Family 36 Rolfe St. Penacook. (P)
Phillip Cochrane & Family 12 Center St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs Elizabeth Colburn Queen St. Penacook. (M)
Arthur Wilson Colby RFD #5 (M)
Mrs Cora Eleanor Colby RFD #5 (M)
Harold Robert Colby, Jr. - * To take letter to Methodist Church, Concord
Mr. J H Cole 6 Linden St. Penacook. (P)
Norman Cole 6 Linden St. Penacook. (P) * Son of J H Cole
Mrs J.H. Cole 6 Linden St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs Edith M. Cooley Loudon. (M)
Mrs Ruth Welch Cressey Gorham, Maine (M)
Mr. Brandon Cross & children Canterbury. (P)
Mrs Eleanor M. Cross Canterbury * Dau. Of Walter Marshall – Mother of David Goodwin (M)
Miss Lucy A. Crowther 4 Charles St. Penacook. (Clerk & Treasurer) (M)
John Albert Currier Rte #1 Tilton * Brother to Mrs G. Thurber (M)

Mrs E.L. (Nellie) Davis 35 Penacook St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs Merton (Hazel P.) Davis 28 High St. Penacook. (M) * Attending Methodist Church
Deacon & Mrs Dennis Marshall 40 No. Main St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs F. (Gertrude) Dodge Rte #1 Concord. (M)
Miss Ethel M. Dudley 12 Court St. Concord. (M) * To take letter to First Cong.
Mrs W. Dearborn 499 No. State St. Concord. (M)

Mrs L.C. Eisenhaur 6 Union St. Penacook. (M)
Mr. L.C. Eisenhaur 6 Union St. Penacook. (P) * Trustee
Mr. Evan Eisenhaur 1 West St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs Evan Eisenhaur 1 West St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs Elaine B. Eastman Concord. (M)
Carolyn Bell Fall 30 High St. Penacook. (M) * High school student
Joan Elizabeth Fall 30 High St. Penacook. (M) * High school student
Mrs Margaret Fall 30 High St. Penacook. (P) * Mother to the girls
Hugh Fifield Canterbury. (M)
Margaret Fifield Canterbury. (M) * At college
Oliver R. Fifield Canterbury. (M) * A son in the service
Stuart D. Fifield Canterbury. (M) * Trustee
Mrs Margaret M. Fifield Canterbury. (M)
Mr. & Mrs J.L. Fitts 44 Charles St. Penacook. (P) * Parents of Lewis
Lewis Fitts 44 Charles St. Penacook. (M) * In service
Mrs Henry Foote & Family 21 Borough Rd. Penacook. (P) * Son in service
Wynne H. Fowler 55 Summer St. Penacook. (M) * Trustee. Wife is Catholic
Mrs Bernice Frost 5 High St. Penacook. (P) * Died recently
Mr. & Mrs L. Frost 27 Merrimack St. Penacook. (M)
Miss Pauline Frost 27 Merrimack St. Penacook. (M)
Cpl. Wesley Frost 121 Merrimack St. Penacook. (P)

William E. Gailey 46 Merrimack St. Penacook. (M) * Trustee
Mrs Evangeline Gailey 46 Merrimack St. Penacook. (M) * Treasurer Woman’s Aux.
Mr. & Mrs Arthur E. Galinant 102 Washington St. Penacook. (P)
Edward Robert Garland 113 Elm St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs E R Garland 113 Elm St. Penacook. (P)
Miss Nellie Gardner 109 Merrimack St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs Hazel Garvey 11 Summer St. Penacook. (M)
Earl Gathercole 23 Merrimack St. Penacook. (P) * Blind
Frank W. Gay & Family 54 Abbott Rd. Penacook. (P)
Mrs Betty Glover 56 Tremont St. Penacook. (M)
David Goodwin * At home of grandparents, Walter Marshall. (M)
Mrs H. Lulu Gray 32 Maple St. Concord. (M)
Mr. & Mrs E.T. Greene 45 Charles St. Penacook. (P)
Carolyn Greene 45 Charles St. Penacook. (P) * At Normal School
Edwin Greene 45 Charles St. Penacook. (P) * School
Leslie Greene 45 Charles St. Penacook. (P) * School
Mrs D. (Faye C.) Green Long Beach, California. (M)
Mrs Muriel D. Griswold 22 Allston St. Allston, Massachusetts. (M)

E S Hadley 40 So. Main St. Concord. (P)
Mrs Shirley S. Hamilton 2531 Jefferson St. Bellenie, Nebr. (M)
Mr. & Mrs Richard G. Hatfield 21 Borough Rd. Penacook. (P)
Mrs BJ (Ida) Higgins Canterbury & Laconia. (M) * Widow of a Minister
Mrs Dolly Welch Hirtle 10 State St. Gorham, Maine. (M)
Mrs P. (Martha) Hoffman 64 Washington St. Penacook. (M)
Paul Hoffman 64 Washington St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs C.F. (Maude) Holmes 10 Holly Ave Lynn, Mass. (M)
Mrs B.F. (Grace) Holt 114 No. Main St. Penacook. (M) * Pres. Woman’s Aux.
Mrs F. (Bernice) Humphrey 114 No. Main St. Penacook. (P) * Sister in Law to Grace Holt
Wallace C. Hoyt 56 Washington St. Penacook. (P) * Father
Stanley M. Hoyt 56 Washington St. Penacook. (P) * Grownup
Douglas A. Hoyt 56 Washington St. Penacook. (P) * Son
Weldon H. Hoyt No address specified (P)
Harlan Hoyt No address specified (P)
Mrs Marion Hubinger 56 Washington St. Penacook. (M) * Was inactive

Mrs Dorothy Ingerson 28 Penacook St. Penacook. (M) * Mother to Robert Whitney
Lila Jackson 112 Elm St. Penacook (M)
Mrs George Jamison ( Norma Garvey) (M) Arizona. * Dau. of Hazel Garvey
Mrs P.H. Jobin (Laura M.) Mast Yard. Rt. #10 Penacook. (M) * Husband Catholic
Mrs K. Jones (Eleanor) 14 Charles St. Penacook. (M)
Kenneth Jones 14 Charles St. Penacook. (P)
Kenyon Jones 14 Charles St. Penacook. (M) * High School
Nancy Jones 14 Charles St. Penacook. (M) * College
Robert Shaw Dorm ?? Syracuse, NY. (P)

Mr. O.E. Kelsey 82 High St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs Beatrice Kelsey 82 High St. Penacook. (M)
Theodore Kelsey (son) (M) * Away at College
Mrs Lewis Kelso Penacook St. Penacook. (M) * Children are active at Methodist church
Lois Ida Kibbee 9 Linden St. Penacook. (M)
Mary Ann Kibbee 9 Linden St. Penacook. (M) * School student
Marble Kibbee & Family 9 Linden St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs Adora Kimton no address given. (M) * Her daughter is Mrs Madden

Mrs H.A. Ladd 2 Ayers St. Franklin. (M)
Mrs Richard (Ruth) Lambert 76 Merrimack St. Penacook. (P) * Has 2 Little Girls
Mrs Hattie Langill Gage St. Boscawen. (P)
Mrs V.J. (Mildred) Lanoix 101 Center St. Penacook. (P) * Husband is Catholic
Mrs A.C. (Thelma) Lee 12 Charles St. Penacook. (M)
Christine J. Lewis 10 So. Linden St. Penacook. (M)
Lydia H. Lewis 10 So. Linden St. Penacook. (M)
Mr. & Mrs Stanley Lewis 10 So. Linden St. Penacook. (P) * Other Children
Mrs Harold Lewis 76 West Main St. Penacook. (P) * Mr.& son killed Nov. ‘51(auto)
Sandra Lewis 76 West Main St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs (Ethel Ashland) Littlefield Concord. (P)
Mrs H. (Velma) Lodge 132 Broadway Concord. (M)
Mrs J. (Harriett) Lodge Laconia, NH. (M)
Mrs Gertrude G. Lord 122 Elm St. Penacook. (M)

Mrs Edward D. MacNeil Massachusetts. (M)
Mrs J. (Dora) MacNeil 2 Hardy Ave. Penacook. (M)
Harry E. MacNeil 2 Hardy Ave Penacook. (M)
Richard J MacNeil Rt. #9 Canterbury. (M)
Mrs Richard (Glenora) MacNeil Canterbury. (M)
Mrs H.A. Madden 48 Washington St. Penacook. (M) * Husband Catholic – Dau. of Mrs Kimton
Lorna Magee 69 Washington St. Penacook. (P) * Out of School
Kenneth R. Marshall 169 No. Main St. Boscawen. (M)
Walter E. Marshall 169 No. Main St. Boscawen. (M) * Trustee
Mrs Walter (Bessie) Marshall 169 No. Main St. Boscawen. (M)
Sumner Marshall 152 No. Main St. Boscawen. (M) * Trustee
Mrs Sumner (Agnes) Marshall 152 No. Main St. Boscawen. (M)
Mrs William (Viora S.) McGirr 10 Charles St. Penacook. (M) *Twin sister to Mrs Sweet – Mother of Mrs Gailey and Mrs Barker.
Mrs J.W. (Catherine) McNeil 12 Charles St. Penacook. (M) * Over 80 years old
Mr. & Mrs Harry C. Mills 23 Washington St. Penacook. (P)
Beverly Mills 23 Washington St. Penacook. (M) * High School
Shirley L. Mills 23 Washington St. Penacook. (M) * School

Mrs Maude Monroe 190 Hillside Dr. Portsmouth. (M)
Homer B. Moore 5 Elm St. Penacook. (M) * Trustee
Mrs Homer (Agnes) Moore 5 Elm St. Penacook. (M)

Mrs Mabel Nelson 85 W. Main St. Penacook. (P) * Member of Warner, NH church
Ethel M. Nelson 85 W. Main St. Penacook. (M) * High School
Evelyn D. Nelson 85 W. Main St. Penacook. (M) * High School
Joyce E. Nelson 85 W. Main St. Penacook. (M) * Graduated ‘51
Mrs Richard (Shirley) Nelson 16 Sweatt St. Boscawen. * Has 2 little children
Miss Charlotte Norris 24 Penacook St. Concord. (M) * With Grace Allen

Charles C. Osgood Odd Fellows Home Concord. (M)
Miss Constance Osgood Long Pond Rd. Concord. (M) * { Sister to Lucia}
Miss Lucia Osgood Long Pond Rd. Concord. (M)

Mrs W.T. Parkinson 43 Center St. Penacook. (P) * Mr. Catholic. Attends occasionally
Leon Parkinson 43 Center St. Penacook. (M) * High School
Sgt. William Parkinson 43 Center St. (M) * In Service in Guam
Herbert Pettes Canaan, NH (M) * Family recently took letter to Canaan church
Mrs (Beatrice) Pettes Canaan, NH (M)
Miss Carolyn Pettes Canaan, NH (M) * In School
Miss Marjorie Pettes (M) * Student Nurse at Concord
Miss Barbara Pettes (M) * At Plymouth Normal school
Mrs H. (Augusta) Perley 26 Cross St. Penacook. (M)
Mr. & Mrs C.C. Prescott 8 Linden St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs R.J. (Marilyn Welch) Perkins 44 Hall St. Concord. (M)
Mrs J. (Mazzie) Pattsfield Chichester (M) * Record indicates Mother & Daughter transferred.
Linda G. Pattsfield Chichester, NH (M) * School
Mrs Viola Pingree (M) * Record indicated she died at NH Hospital
Mrs L. (Frances Webster) Place General Delivery – Springfield, Mass. (M)

Mrs B.E (Jacqueline) Ray 112 Merrimack St. Penacook. (P)
Mr. & Mrs V. Ritchie Fisherville Rd. Penacook. (P)
Vincent Ritchie, Jr. Fisherville Rd. Penacook. (P)
Mrs W. (Eloise V.) Rollins Rt. #1 Middlesex, Vermont. (M)
Mr. & Mrs Charles (Martha) Rowe 75 Washington St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs Wendell (Alice Lord) Roy 17 Curtis Ave. Concord. (M)
Arthur Runnells 120 Merrimack St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs Arthur (Julia) Runnells 120 Merrimack St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs E.B. Runnells 120 Merrimack St. Penacook. (M) * Winters in Concord
Arthur Runnells, Jr. 120 Merimack St. Penacook. (P) * Away
Carole Runnells 120 Merrimack St. Penacook. * High School
David Runnells 120 Merrimack St. Penacook. (M)
Robert Runnells 120 Merrimack St. Penacook. (M) * In Service

Mrs George (Phyllis A ) Salisbury Box 174 Milford, NH (M)
Mrs S. (Ida) Sanborn 1 Merrimack St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs Richard (Annie G) Sargent 21 Ramsey St. Dorchester, Mass. (M)
Roger Sargent 99 Penacook St. Penacook (P) * Brother to Mrs Ingerson – Policeman
Mrs R.E. (Elizabeth I ) Sawyer 26 Summer St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs Charles A (Betty Hunt) Shaw Loudon (M)
Mr. & Mrs Lewis Shaw Boscawen. (M)
Dr. & Mrs Paul S. Shaw 49 Summer St. Penacook. (M) * He’s a Trustee
Mrs C.L. (Gladys) Sinclair 47 Locust St. Danvers, Mass. (M)
Mr. & Mrs John Sinclair 120 So. Main Street Penacook. (P)
Mrs T. (Catherine G) Slawski 31 Broome St. Brooklyn, NY (M) * Gailey’s daughter
Mrs Minnie Sleeper 12 Court St. Concord. (M)
Miss Lucy Small 24 Summer St. Penacook. (P) * Former Member. Teacher in Mass.
George Small Norris Nursing Home (P) * Father to Lucy
Mrs A.J. (Ellen R.) Smith 48 Charles St. Penacook. (M) * 2 Little Children
Mrs N. (Lillian) Soderstrom Saugus, Mass. (M) * Daughter of the Sweet’s
Joseph Spearman 118 No. Main St. Concord. (M)
Mr. & Mrs Cecil E. Stewart 38 West Main Penacook (P) * Members Canterbury Bapt.
Mrs A.B. (Dora S.) Stone 37 Park St. Boscawen. (M)
Mrs J.F. Supry, Jr. (Evelyn) 21 Gage St. Boscawen. * Husband Catholic
Ambrose Sweet 10 Charles St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs Ambrose (Viona) Sweet 10 Charles St. Penacook. (M)
Mrs J.J. (Beatrice) Sweet 13 Summer St. Penacook. (M) Mrs McNeil’s granddaughter
J. Sweet, Jr. 13 Summer St. Penacook. (P)

Elmer R. Taylor 52 Center St. Concord. (M) * From Texas – Wife is Catholic
Mrs L. ( Alberta) Taylor 4 Hardy Ave. Penacook. (P)
Franklin Taylor 4 Hardy Ave. Penacook. (P) * Son of Alberta – At College
Constance Taylor 4 Hardy Ave. Penacook. (P) * Daughter of Alberta - Another child invalid
Mr. & Mrs R.G. Thornton 174 S. Main St. Penacook (P) * Have children
Mrs Charles J. (Eliz. P.) Thomas 18 Lawrence St. Concord. (M) * Husband Catholic
Mrs C.M. Thompson 21 Cross St. Penacook. (P)
Mrs G.W. (Ramona B.C.) Thurber Rt #1 Tilton. (M) * Husband died Mar. 11, 1952

Dirk VanderVoet 24 Chandler St. Boscawen. (M) * In Service
Mrs Dirk (Hilda) VanderVoet 24 Chandler St. Boscawen. (M)
Mr. & Mrs Robert Vitagliano 29 Pleasant St. Town not indicated. (P)

Frank Wainwright & Family 19 ½ Washington St. Penacook. (P)
Dan P. Webster Queen St. Boscawen. (M)
Mrs Dan P. (Anna M.) Webster Queen St. Boscawen. (M)
Alfred E. Welch 90 ½ Borough Rd. Penacook. (P)
Mr. & Mrs Elmer Welch 129 Washington St. Penacook. * Parents of Louise Baldi
Howard E. & Phillip Welch Gorham, Maine. (M) * Brothers
Mrs Louise Welch 90 Borough Rd. Penacook. (P) * Over 80 – Mother of Alfred, Emery & Harry
Mr. & Mrs Harry Welch 90 Borough Rd. Penacook (P) * Recently returned from Gorham, Maine. Mrs, a former member, took her letter to Methodist Church of Gorham 1947
Mr. & Mrs H.A. (Evelyn) Wells 75 Washington St. Penacook. (P) * Daughter Jane, in school
Mrs P.G. White Queen St. Boscawen. (P)
Robert C. Whitney 28 Penacook St. Penacook. (P) * Son of Mrs Ingerson
Mr. & Mrs M. (Marion) Wilmot 80 High St. Penacook. (P) * Son of Mrs M. Dennis
Mrs F. (Bessie) Wilson 109 Merrimack St. Penacook. (M)
Elizabeth M. Woods Canterbury. (M) * Teenager (M)

Mrs William (Bertha A.) York 119 No. Main St. Boscawen. (M)

Church Officers 1952

Deacons

Fred C. Abbott, Lewis Shaw, Walter Marshall, Marshall Dennis

Board of Trustees - Sumner Marshall – Chairman

Fred C. Abbott, L.C. Eisenhaur, Roland O. Fifield, Wynne H. Fowler
William E. Gailey, Walter Marshall, Howard B. Moore, Dr. Paul S. Shaw

Church Clerk and Treasurer

Lucy A. Crowther

Pastor – Charles P. MacGregor

This brief history and membership list was compiled and contributed for use in the Merrimack County GenWeb site by R.L. Speed The information was compiled from the personal address and telephone book once belonging to the wife of the Pastor of this church. © 2001