Picture Gallery 17

View From Prospect Hill.JPG

Maj. Reuben Metcalf (1769-1827) Monument At Far Right

J. W. Prouty Dress Display.jpg

Luke Ferriter, 3rd Vermont Infantry, Company A.jpg

Luke Ferriter, Third Vermont Infantry, Company A

Photograph By Hayes Bigelow

Vermont Phoenix, September 10, 1926

William A. Conant Violin 1881.jpg

Railroad Station Proposal 1909.jpg

Proposed Railroad Station 1909

Charles O. Robbins, Lyman E. Holden, Charles R. Crosby, Special Committee

Proposed Railroad Station 1909.jpg

Nehemiah Horton, Hosea Horton.jpg

Hosea Horton was born in Guilford, Vermont, on December 13, 1781 to Nehemiah Horton and Philadelphia Marsh. Eventually he had thirteen brothers and sisters. Hosea married Chloe Beebe in Brattleboro on October 24, 1805. He owned a farm in Guilford on the one hundred acre Lot No. 5 from 1830-1837, finally selling it to Timothy K. Horton. Hosea Horton died in Bemiston, Massachusetts on February 14, 1862. Battleboro' is a printer's error.

Grist Mill Dam 1903.jpg

Grist Mill Dam, Melrose Street 1903

William Plummer, August 9, 1808.jpg

Ola H. Prouty.jpg

This is a postmortem photograph for Ola H. Prouty, who died in West Brattleboro after being dangerously ill with spinal meningitis. The old name for cerebrospinal meningitis was "spotted fever", which was epidemic in Vermont beginning in 1812, moving south from near the Canadian border.

Ola was born on December 12, 1890 and died around midnight, early on June 16, 1893, aged two years and six months. She was buried in the Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery. Her parents were George B. Prouty and Louise Maryline Alexander.

The name Ola is from the Norse language for "ancestor" or "relic", but perhaps a better translation in this case would be "heirloom". The name is said to be given to both males and females, but usually to girls in the late nineteenth century America.

Richard Williston.jpg

The "roram" hat was made from wool or felt, with a facing of long beaver fur felted in, the first step toward an imitation beaver hat at a time when that animal was becoming scarce from extensive trapping. Roram was especially popular for the two decades beginning in 1800.

Richard Williston was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on April 24, 1778 to Israel Williston and Phebe Chapin. Richard may have felt that the Hatting Business was unpleasant and dangerous, and that escaping was advisable.

Edward Stebbins is buried in the Mather Street Cemetery, also called the West Brattleboro Cemetery. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 20, 1770, and died on November 3, 1806, aged thirty-six. His wife was Anna Taylor.








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