Windham Life and Times – March 3, 2017

100 Years Ago in Windham

Dalton Warren Sexton in front of Windham Presbyterian Church. His home in the Center.


WINDHAM, February 27. 1917.—Wenonah the eleven -year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Alley, has come home from Tower Hall sanitarium, Derry, where she has been for several weeks under treatment, which included an operation, for peritonitis. She has ha a hard time, and all are glad to know she is so far recovered.      Viola M. Jackson, daughter  of Mr. and Mrs. George E, Jackson, and a student at Pinkerton Academy, went to Nashua hospital Saturday and underwent an operation for the removal of the appendix. The operation was reported to be successful.

Dalton Warren and Family

Our oldest resident, Dalton John Warren, died on the 15th, at the home of George E. Jackson, where he had of late been cared for. He was in his 92nd year, having been born November 5, 1825. For more than a year he had been very feeble. His wife died about a year ago, aged nearly ninety. Mr. Warren had been a respected citizen and member of the church, and was sexton of the church building for many years. His only near relatives are a nephew, Dr. Warren, or Worcester, and a niece, Mrs. Frost, of Newburyport. The funeral was at White’s undertaking rooms, Derry, and burial was at West Manchester, Mr. Warren’s former home.

John H Dinsmore and his Farm on Indian Rock Road

John H. Dinsmore, one of our most prominent citizens and representative of one of the oldest families in town, is in feeble health at the present time.

The Nesmith Farm on North Lowell Road in Windham NH

Another resident, who to universal regret is in failing health, is Mrs. Ellen C. Nesmith, mother of J. Arthur Nesmith.      Mr. and Mrs. William A. Butterfield, having on February 25 reached the fiftieth Anniversary of their marriage, were visited by their children and grandchildren and some of their neighbors and the occasion was celebrated in a pleasing manner. Mr. Butterfield is a native of Bedford and served in the Third N.H. Regiment in the Civil War. Mrs. Butterfield was Sophronia L. Messer, a native of Plaistow. They have been respected residents of the Depot district of this town for 35 years. W.S.H.

Dalton Warren and His Dog


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