George H Ketchum

George H Ketchum

Birth
Barre, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Death 14 Jan 1919 (aged 95)
Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 201792305 · View Source
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Son of Silas & Catherine (Doty) Ketchum. He married Almira Newcomb. One child, Jessie A. Ketchum who married Orris D. Thompson.

George H. Ketchum was the first recipient of the Boston Post Cane in 1909 for the town of Ashland NH. The bio (along with the photo shown here) in the Sunday Post, September 5, 1909, stated: "Born in Barre, Vt Jan 6, 1824. In 1866 he went to Contoocook NH where he was in mercantile business for some 30 years. He retired from business in 1896 and came to Ashland to live. His wife, who died March 7, 1905 was a descendant in the eighth generation of the Newcomb who came over in the Mayflower. Mr. Ketchum is descended from Governor Bradford in the ninth generation. He attributes his longevity to temperate habits and a regular life. He hopes to live many years more to enjoy and use the cane.


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  • Created by: Janice Brown
  • Added: 3 Aug 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 201792305
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George H Ketchum (6 Jan 1824–14 Jan 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 201792305, citing Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Janice Brown (contributor 48126984) .