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 the postmortem photograph for Ola H. Prouty, who died in West Brattleboro after being dangerously ill with spinal meningitis at the age of two years and six months. She was born on December 12, 1890 and died on June 15 or June 16, 1893. 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"---a family treasure? The name is given to both males and females, but especially to girls in 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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