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F A M I L Y   T R E E S  of Merrimack, NH (Part XI)

- Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the accurateness or authenticity of these genealogies. Please see the reference material used for more information. Please see the sources at the bottom of this page for more information. This is not a complete genealogy of all of the HASSELL family branches, simply the ones who settled in that area in or near what is now known as Merrimack NH. There is much dispute about the origin of this line, and I have done my best to present an accurate genealogy. Please do not ask me to research your family line. If you have additional material to add to the Merrimack lines, I would be glad to add that information if you contact me.

MAKER FAMILY of Merrimack NH
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John Maker, b. 30 Sep 1759 in Sedgewick, Maine, d. 14 Feb 1829; he m. about 1780 in vicinity of Sedgewick ME to Mary/Polly Gray, dau of Reuben & Abigail (Black) Gray. She was b. 6 Nov 1763 and d. 12 January 1840.
Children of John & Mary/Polly (Gray) Maker:
1. John Maker Jr. b. 4 June 1782, d. 24 March 1828; m. Sally Barfield
2. +Samuel Maker, b. 24 Oct 1784
3. Lucy B. Maker, b. 20 May 1787, d. 22 Nov 1861
4. Abigail Maker, b. 9 Dec 1789
5. Theodore Maker, b. 4 July 1792
6. Freeman Maker, b. 31 Aug 1794
7. Reuben Maker, b. 20 Feb 1797
8. Hannah Maker, b. 14 Aug 1799
9. Allen Maker, b. 3 Apr 1803

Samuel Maker, son of John & Mary (Gray) Maker, b. 24 October 1784, d. 19 Feb 1855; m. Betsey Thompson, dau of George & Hannah (Sevey) Thompson. She was b abt 1786 and d. 9 August 1843.
Children of Samuel & Betsey (Thompson) Maker:
1. Crowell Maker, b. 1805, d. 21 Sep 1889; m. Sally Andrews
2. Hannah Maker, b. 1806, d. 7 Apr 1861; m. Daniel Davis
3. Samuel Maker Jr., b. 2 Aug 1813; d. 29 Oct 1864; m. Susanna Bryant
4. Aaron Maker, b. 1819; m. Elizabeth --
5. Job Maker, b. 1822; m. Adeline Bagley
6. +Luther Maker, b. abt May 1825 in Cutler, Maine
7. Henderson P. Maker, b. 1825; m. Elizabeth Card, sister of his brother's wife, Margaret.
8. Louise Maker

Luther Maker, son of Samuel & Betsey (Thompson) Maker b abt May or August 1824/1825 in Cutler, Washington Co., Maine, d 5 April 1903 in Cutler, Maine, age 79 yrs, 9 months, 7 days; m. Margaret A. Card, daughter of John & Margaret (?) Card.. She b.30 Aug 1827 (per tombstone) in Canada, died 1 March 1890. They resided in Cutler, Washington Co. Maine. He was a laborer and lumberman. They are buried in the Old Cutler Cemetery.
Children of Luther & Margaret A. (Card) Maker:
1. James L. Maker, b. abt 1849 Maine; in 1889 res Lowell MA
2. Margaret Maker, b. 16 Jan 1850 Cutler, Maine, d. 15 Oct 1906 Nashua NH; m. Herbert Mortimer Hanscom
3. Rosanna C. Maker, b. 1851 Maine, d. 4 Nov 1930; m. Newell Weatherbee Huntley
4. Mary A. Maker, b. abt 1853 Maine
5. Lovisa/Louisa J. Maker, b. abt 1856 Maine
6. Hannah P. Maker, b. 1860, d. 24 Oct 1863 of diphtheria
7. George B. Maker, b. abt 1862 Maine; 1888 res Lowell MA
8. William P. "Willie" Maker, b 31 March 1864 Maine; d. 16 July 1932 Whitneyville Maine; m. Gertrude E. Albee, buried Lowell MA; retired fireman
8. +Elwin Maker, b. April 1867
9. Elenor/Ellener Maker, b April 1867
10. Alice H. Maker; m. Arthur Gatcomb 29 July 1876 in E. Machia Maine
11. Linnie M. Maker, b. June 1868, d. 17 Feb 1952 Rochester NH at the home of her son, Leslie; m. Leslie Nash

Elwin C. (R.) Maker, son of Luther and Margaret A. (Card) Maker, b. April 1867 in Cutler, Washington Co. Maine and d. 14 June 1928 in Nashua, Hillsborough Co. NH. He married 25 Sep 1893 at Nashua NH to Margaret Mary Ann Wilson, daughter of Joseph & Margaret Mary Ann (Forbes) Wilson. She b. 25 Sep 1874 in Noyan, Quebec, Canada and d. 1951 in Nashua NH. In 1900 living in Lowell, MA; in 1910 & 1920 living in Nashua NH; He was an engineer for Jackson Co. in Nashua NH.
Children of Elwin E. & Margaret Ann (Wilson) Maker:
1. +Claude Mahlon Maker, b. 24 January 1894
2. Lloyd Austin Maker, b. 15 June 1895 in NH, d 13 May 1975 in Manchester NH
3. Isadore Dora "Doris" Maker, b. Feb 1900 in Lowell MA
4. Wilbur A. Maker, b. 11 Aug 1901 in Nashua NH; d. 17 Apr 1915 in Nashua NH
5. Edith Maker, b. 24 Jan 1905 and d. 4 Feb 1905 in Nashua NH
6. Hazel Mae Maker, b abt 1907 Nashua NH; m1) 6 Sep 1921 Hartson E. Cheney; m2) 24 Jan 1925 to Fred D. McKeown
7. Alys Louise Maker, b. 24 Feb 1909 Nashua NH, d. 28 Dec 1972 in Santa Clara, California; m1); m2) m3) -- Wingard; Children: John Claire Wingard (1941-1948), John Wingard (1942-1994); Marcia Louise Wingard (1945-1997)
8. Gladys Ella Maker, b. Feb 1912 Nashua NH, d. 10 Sep 1996 Nashua NH; she m. 18 Nov 1945 in Nashua, Hillsborough Co. NH to George Louis Landry, son of Alfred Louis & Obeline D. (Brousseau) Landry.
6. Ralph Elwin Maker, b. 3 March 1915 in Nashua NH, d. 19 June 1977 in Merrimack NH; He married 1) Rose O. Kemp; m2) Irene Lacombe. He resided on Baboosic Lake Road in Merrimack NH; he was employed as a waxer at Nashua Corp. Children: Ralph Frederick "Fred" Maker, Douglas Allen Maker, Barbara (Mrs. Dana) Patterson, Dorothy (Mrs. Joseph) Pynenburg.

Claude Mahlon Maker, son of Elwin C. & Margaret A. (Wilson) Maker was b. 24 January 1894, and d. 24 March 1973, at the age of 79. He married 1 Aug 1917 at Pembroke, NH to Flora E. Cushing, daughter of Charles E. & Rosie M. (Clark) Cushing. She was b. in 1893 and d. 1975. He was a resident of Merrimack for sixty years and served three decades as a member of the School Board. For fifteen years he was the Town Tax Collector and for twenty-four years the Town Clerk. He also served as a representative in the State Legislature. He was a member of the First Congregational Church, and was active in the Souhegan Lodge, I.O.O.F and the Puritan Rebekah Lodge. He was also a Justice of the Peace. They are both buried in Last Rest Cemetery in Merrimack NH.
March 26, 1973, Nashua Telegraph
Merrimack--Claude M. Maker, 79, of the Daniel Webster Highway, died Saturday morning in a Nashua Hospital after a long illness. A Nashua native, he had been a Merrimack resident for over 60 years. Until his retirement he had served 24 years as town clerk, and 15 years as tax collector. He was the founder of the Claude M. Maker Insurance Agency here, also served on the Merrimack School Board for 30 years and was a former member of the state legislature. He held membership in the Arlington Street Methodist Church of Nashua and attended the First Congregational Church here. He was also a member of the New Hampshire Town Clerks Association; Souhegan Lodge IOOF; and Puritan Rebekah Lodge, both of Merrimack and the Ancient York Lodge, F. and A.M. of Nashua. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Flora (Cushing) Maker, and son Dr. Wilber Maker, VMD of Shrewsbury, Mass; a daughter Mrs. Stanley (Ruth) Worrad of Newport; six grandchildren, two brothers, Dr. Lloyd Maker DMD of Manchester and Ralph Maker of Merrimack; a sister, Mrs. George (Gladys) Landry of Nashua, nieces, nephews and cousins. The George R. Rivert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
March 28, 1973, Nashua Telegraph
Claude M. Maker
Merrimack--Funeral services for Claude M. Maker, former Merrimack Town Clerk and Tax Collector, were held yesterday at the George H. Rivet Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Gordon, pastor at the First Congregational Church officiating. Bearers were Maurice Blair, Paul Bishop, Franklin Haseltine, Irving Mower, Fay Read and Arlen Jerry. Among those in attendance were representatives of all town departments, headed by Selectman Lawrence White, Town Clerk Robert Morrill, Souhegan Lodge I.O.O.F., Puritan Rebekah Lodge, Ancient York Lodge, F. & A. M., Merrimack Community Club, and Reeds Ferry Women's Club. Burial following in the family lot in Last Rest Cemetery.
June 18, 1975, Nashua Telegraph
Obituary: Mrs. Flora Maker
Mrs. Flora C. Maker, 81, of Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, died yesterday in a Manchester hospital after a brief illness. She was the widow of former town clerk, Claude Maker. Mrs. Maker was born Nov. 8, 1893 in Rochester (NH) the daughter of Charles E. and Rose (Clark) Cushing. She had lived in Merrimack for more than 60 years. She was amember of the First Congregational Church, the Ladies Aid Society, a 50-year member and past noble grand of Puritan Rebecca Lodge and was serving as treasurer of the Lodge; a charter member of the Reeds Ferry Women's Club; Merrimack Senior Citizens and a trustee of Wheeler Chapel; Members of the family include a son, Dr. Wilber C. Maker of Shrewsbury, Mass., a daughter Mrs. Ruth Worrad of Newport; six grandchildren; a brother John Cushing of Concord; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Watkins of North Hampton and Mrs. Lilian Adams of East Concord; nieces and nephews; The George R. Rivet Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Children of Claude M. & Flora E. (Cushing) Maker:
1. Ruth Elizabeth Maker, b. abt 1918; m. 27 Dec 1942 to Stanley Vincent Worrad, son of Joseph Vincent & Eva (Brousson) Worrad.
2. Wilber C. Maker, b. 8 April 1922 Nashua NH; d. 29 May 2006 at Hartland Four Corners, Windsor, Vermont. He married Sylvia Adair; Veteran of World War II

MOWER FAMILY of Merrimack NH

Jonathan Mower-4 (Samuel-3, Samuel-2, Richard-1, was b. 23 April 1730 in Malden, Middlesex Co. MA. He died 1 March 1802. He m. 10 July 1755 in Charlton, Worcester Co. MA to Elizabeth Bemis, dau of Samuel & Sarah (Barnard) Bemis. She was b. 1732 in Spencer, Worcester Co. MA and d. 1 March 1802.
Children of Jonathan & Elizabeth (Bemis) Mower:
1. Elizabeth Mower, b. 7 May 1756 in Charlton, Worcester Co. MA
2. Jonathan Mower, b. 25 Oct 1757
3. John Mower, b. 26 March 1759
4. Samuel Mower, b. 17 May 1761
5. Sarah Mower, b. 14 Feb 1763 in Charlton MA
6. Abigail Mower, b. 26 March 1765
7. William Mower, b. 16 March 1767 in Charlton MA
8. William Mower, b. 16 Mach 1767 in Charlton MA
9. Ebenezer Mower, b. 23 May 1769 in Charlton MA
10. Marshall Mower, b. 1 Sep 1773 in Charlton MA
11. Jemima Mower, b. 25 Oct 1777 in Charlton MA

John Mower
, son of Jonathan & Elizabeth (Bemis) Mower, b. 26 March 1759 in Charlton, Worcester Co MA, d. 4 Feb 1854 in Greene, Androscoggin Maine; m. 29 May 1782 in Charlton, Worcester Co. MA to Elizabeth Edwards. She b. 1764 in Charlton MA, d. 2 March 1836 in Greene Maine. Buried Old Valley Cemetery; Enlsited April 29, 1778, discharged 1 Jan 1779, army; Capt. Samuel Lamb's Co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's Regiment, service at Rhode Island. Source: Mass S&S of Rev. Vol 11, p. 180
Children of John & Elizabeth (Edwards) Mower:
1. Elizabeth Mower, b. 30 Nov 1784 in Charlton, Worcester Co. MA
2. John Mower, b. 30 Nov 1784 Charlton MA
3. Jabez Mower, b. 4 Apr 1787 Greene, Androscoggin Maine
4. Pamelia Mower, b. 21 May 1789 Greene, Maine; m. 27 May 1810 in Greene ME to Ireson Parker.
5. Martin Mower, b. 1 June 1791 Greene, Maine
6. Sewell Mower, b. 28 July 1793 Green, Maine
7. Leonard Mower, b. 19 Jan 1795 Greene, Maine; m. 19 Mar 1818 in Greene ME to Lydia Robbins
8. Jemima Mower, b. 13 May 1797 Greene, Maine
9. Calvin Mower, b. 7 May 1799 Greene, Maine; m.1 Oct 1822 in Greene ME to Eunice G. Crosman.
10. Cynthia Mower, b. 7 May 1799 Greene, Maine; m. 9 Jan 1822 in Greene ME to John Larrabee.
11. +Oliver Mower, b. 19 Feb 1802 in Greene, Maine
12. Josiah Mower, b. 3 May 1805 in Greene, Maine

Oliver Mower, son of John & Elizabeth (Edwards) Mower, b. 19 Feb 1802 in Greene, Androscoggin Co. Maine, d. 23 March 1892 in Greene Maine; m. 4 May 1828 in Calaias, Washington Co. VT to Harriett Harwood/Hammond Robinson, dau of Isaac & Julia (Harwood) Rombinson. She b. 24 July 1811 in Calais VT and d. 27 Dec 1878 in Greene, Maine. He was a farmer.
1850 US Census > Maine > Kennebec > Greene
Calvin Mower 51 M Farme 2000 ME
Lydia Mower 44 F Maine
Melvin Mower 22 M Maine
Alonzo Mower 18 M Maine
Danl Mower 17 M Maine
Hannah Mower 15 F Maine
Thomas Mower 12 M Maine
Susan Mower 5 F Maine
Ann M. Mower 1 F Maine
*John Mower 91 M Mass [father]
---living next door---
Mary Mower 67 F 1200 Mass
Sarah Mower 63 F Mass
Andrew C. Cole 18 M Maine
Lucy Royal 87 F Maine
Danl Lyford 50 M COoper NH
----living next door-----
Oliver Mower 48 M Farmer 1800 Maine
Harriet H. Mower 38 F VT
Lowell M. Mower 19 M Maine
Julia R. Mower 16 F Maine
Harriet E. Mower 12 F ME
Wilbur T. Mower 8 M Maine
William Mower 57 M Maine
Erastus Hapsey 17 M Maine
George B. Hapsey 2 Maine
Children of Oliver & Harriett H. (Robinson) Mower:
+ 1. Lowell Mason Mower, b. 31 May 1831 in Greene Maine or Orleans VT
2. Julia Robinson Mower, b. 9 Jan 1834 in Calais, VT
3. Harriet Elizabeth Mower, b. 20 Sep 1837 Calais VT
4. Wilbur F. Mower, b. 23 Dec 1841 in Greene, Androscoggin ME
5. Emily Frances Mower, b. 1844 Greene, Maine
6. Francis Oliver Mower, b. 27 Jan 1851 Greene, Maine
7. Seward Porter Mower, b. 9 June 1858 in Greene, Maine

Lowell Mason Mower, son of Oliver & Harriett Harwood (Robinson) Mower, b. 31 May 1831 in Greene Maine or Orleans VT; d. 21 March 1906; m. 1 Jan 1865 in Limington, York, Maine to Mary Clark Small, dau of Joshua & Mary (Frost) Small. She b. 8 Dec 1831 Limington Maine and d. 8 Aug 1913 in Greene, Maine. In 1868 he was one of a Grand Jury panel. He and his wife are buried in Greenwod Cemetery, Green Corner, Androscoggin Co. Maine. Civil War Veteran.
He enlisted 29 Sep 1862 in the Union Army, as Corporal at the age of 31. Enlisted in Company G, 23rd Infantry Regiment; mustered out 15 July 1863 at Portland Maine.
1870 US Census > Maine, Androscoggin, Greene
Lowell M. Mower 39
Marcy C. Moer 38
Walton L. Mower 3
Charles M. Mower 8/12
Fred Parker 14
Children of Lowell M. & Mary C. (Small) Mower:
1. Walton/Walter Lindley Mower, b. abt 23 Nov 1866 in Greene Maine
2. +Charles Mason Mower, b. 17 Sep 1869 Greene Maine

Charles Mason Mower, son of Lowell M. & Mary C. (Small) Mower b. 17 Sep 1869 in Greene, Maine, d. 1 Nov. 1954; m. 3 Sep 1896 in Portland ME to Ida May Litchfield of Auburn ME. She b. 10 May 1864 in Winthrop Maine and d. 17 Feb 1934 in Portland, Cumberland Co. ME. Resided in Portland, Maine. Both are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland Co. ME. He was a superintendent of building construction in 1930.
Children of Charles M. & Ida May (Litchfield) Mower:
1. Charles Mason Mower Jr. , b. 8 Nov 1899 in Ithaca NY; res. Atlanta GA, and Buffalo NY. He was a civil engineer. He married prob in Ohio to Helen --. A son, Jay Mower, b 14 Sep 1937 in Ohio, from 1998-2002 living in Columbus Ohio.
2. Lowell Kendall Mower, b. 24 Sep 1901 in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and died 27 July 1987 in Harris TX. He married Linnie Elizabeth Collins, she b. 11 March 1903 in Athens TX; res. Houston TX; child Lowell Kendall Mower 2nd, b. 19 May 1932 Maracaibo, Venezuela
2. Sarah Clark Mower, b 5 April 1903 in Portland Maine; who m. James Gilpatrick; res. Portland ME and Providence RI; child James Thomas Gilpatrick, b. Aug 1932 Portland ME
3. +Irving Frost Mower, b. 16 Feb 1907 Manchester NH;

Irving F. Mower, son of Charles M. & Ida May (Litchfield) Mower was b. on February 16, 1907 in Portland Maine, and died 16 October 1973 at the age of 67 in Manchester NH (hospital). He married 12 April 1934 at Exeter, NH to Edna M. Esty, daughter of Herbert B. & Lucy Agnes (Doucette) Esty. She was b. 17 May 1910 in Belledune, New Brunswick, Canada, and died 8 March 2000 in Merrimack NH. He resided for more than 35 years in Merrimack NH. [see his biography on Merrimack Historical Society web site]
Obituary [newspaper error as Moore], Nashua Telegraph, Oct 18, 1973
Before retirement he was employed by radio station WFEA as an engineer and also by stations WGIR and WKBR, all of Manchester. A retired Navy Lt. Commander who servied in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of operations during World War II, Mr. Mower was awarded a presidential citation while serving on the USS Benevolence during the liberation of American prisoners of war in Japan. He was an alumnus of the University of Michigan and was a charter member of the Merrimack post of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also commander of the Merrimack Memorial Post, American Legion. He served as treasurer of the Merrimack Historical Society for more than 24 years as trustee and treasurer of the Lowell Memorial Library in Merrimack. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna (Estey) Moore; two sons, Richard L. Mower and Charles H. Mower, both of Merrimack, a daughter Mrs. Maurice (Lucy) Chouinard of Torrence, California; a grandson, Karl Chouinard; a granddaughter, Katherine Chouinard both of Torrence; two brothers, Charles Mower of Atlanta GA and Lowell Mower of Houston TX; one sister Mrs. James Gilpatrick of Providence RI and several nephews, nieces and cousins; The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack is in charge of arrangements.
Edna M. Mower , 89, of 4 Depot St., Merrimack, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at her home following a lengthy illness.Mrs. Mower was born May 17, 1910, in Belledune, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of the late Herbert and Lucy (Doucette) Estey. She had lived in Merrimack since 1934.She was the widow of Irving F. Mower , who died Oct. 16, 1973.Mrs. Mower worked as a dietician for more than 20 years at the former Moore General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a founding member of the Merrimack Medical Center, which was the first professional medical facility in Merrimack. She worked there as a receptionist for many physicians, including Dr. William Sheehan, Dr. Lavoie, Dr. Philip Lavoie, Dr. Joseph Patryn and Carl A. Quimby of Quimby Eye Care in Merrimack and Nashua.She was a lifetime member of the Reeds Ferry Woman's Club, and she was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Merrimack Rotary Club. She was internationally recognized for her knitting and hooked rugs.Mrs. Mower was an original petitioner to the Diocese of Manchester for the establishment of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack.
She graduated from the former Moore General Hospital School of Nursing.Survivors include two sons, Richard L. Mower of Salisbury and Charles H. "Chuck" Mower of Merrimack; a daughter, Lucy Chouinard of Westminster, Calif.; two brothers and three sisters, all of New Brunswick, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack is in charge of arrangements.
In addition to residing in the Reeds Ferry section of Merrimack NH, he also lived in Raymond NH. In 1938 he resided in Manchester NH; In 1958 he was an engineer at WFEA & Tel-O-Matic of NH.
He served the Town twenty-five years as trustee and treasurer of the Lowell Memorial Library. A resident of the Town for thirty-five years, Irving served as treasurer of the Merrimack Historical Society. A retired navy lieutenant commander with World War II service in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, Mower was a charter member and first commander of the Merrimack Post of the VFW, and a post commander of the local post of the American Legion. He was a member of the First Congregational Church.
Children of Irving F. & Edna M. (Estey) Mower:
1. Judith Ann Mower, b. abt 1939; d. 19 Feb 1945 at Nashua, Hillsborough Co. NH, age 6
2. Richard L. Mower
3. Charles H. Mower
4. Lucy Mower; who m. Maurice Chouinard


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