Oliver Towle

Oliver Towle

Birth
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 10 Mar 1912 (aged 96)
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 201810772 · View Source
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Son of James & Abigail W. (Brown) Towle. His surname is sometimes shown as FOWLE in some records. He was the recipient of the first Boston Post Cane in the town of Hampton NH.

His bio in the Boston Post newspaper of 1909: "Oliver Fowle, Hampton NH, 94 years. Mr. Fowle was born in Hampton in 1815, and has always lived in his native town. He has been a farmer all his life and at the present time is able to care for a flourishing garden. he served the town of Hampton two years as Selectman. For 72 years he has been a member of the Methodist church and during 40 years he showed his ardent interest in religious matters by acting as a class leader in the church. He ascribes his longevity to regular life and temperate habits, never having smoked tobacco or drunk intoxicating liquors. He does not use even tea or coffee, preferring water and milk."

He was the son of James & Keziah (Perkins) Towle, and grandson of Abraham Perkins Towle. He lived in a building on the road to Portsmouth near the North Hampton line (marked A.B. Towle in the Hampton atlas). The raising of the grade of the street in order to build an overhead bridge to cross the railway ruined this property and the house was finally torn down. (per Descendants of Jonathan Towle 1747-1822 of Hampton and Pittsfield NH, p. 125)

Portsmouth Herald on Friday, March 15, 1912, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States Of America
"After a months' sickness, Mr. Oliver Towle passed away on March 10, aged 96 years. He was twice married. His first wife died in 1884. His second marriage to Mrs. Mary Haines in 1886. She survives him, and also three children, James Hubbard, B. Franklin and Mary E. The funeral was held on Tuesday, Rev. Mr. Wilkins and Mrs. George Godrey sang a few of Mr. Towle's favorite selections. Rev. Wilkins preached. The bearers were his two sons, grandson Dr. Clarence Towle and Mr. Wesley Towle. A wreath of roses, violets and ivy from Hullard Towle. Spray of hyacinths from Mrs. Ella and Minnie Arnold. Spray of pinks, Miss Etta Burke, Easter Lilies Miss Trusard. Mixed pinks, Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Tappan and Marry Tappan. Pink pinks, Miss Arnold and Mrs. Arnold, Miss Moore. Wreath from Methodist church.


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  • Created by: Janice Brown
  • Added: 4 Aug 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 201810772
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oliver Towle (3 Apr 1815–10 Mar 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 201810772, citing High Street Cemetery, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Janice Brown (contributor 48126984) .