Saturday, December 1, 2012

NEW HAMPSHIRE OBITS ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

fter reading the Nutfield Genealogy post dated November 29, 2012 entitiled “Find NH Town Clerk Records On Line” (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/11/find-nh-town-clerk-records-on-line.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NutfieldGenealogy+%28Nutfield+Genealogy%29), I was inspired to check out  the FamilySearch website’s New Hampshire Historical Records Collection (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=41).  I have a number of Spaulding ancestors who were from New Hampshire.


The first database I checked was New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007, Obituaries. There I found fairly recent obituaries for several Spauldings. Here is a summary of my findings:

KAY ADAMS SPAULDING
  • Kay died in 2003
  • Her husband’s name was Kenneth and he predeceased her.
  • The names of her son and two grandsons are included.
  • The Rev. Frank Irvine performed the service
  • Kay is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.  (1)

KENNETH C. SPAULDING
  • Kenneth died in 2001.
  • His parents were Clarence W. and E. Belle (Hesseltine) Spaulding.
  • He served in World War II. 
  • He worked for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation and Navy Bureau of Yards and Docks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Postal Service, and he owned his own poultry farm.
  • He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and the American Legion.
  • The names of his wife and son are included.
  • He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester. (2)

CHARLOTTE SPAULDING
  • Charlotte died in 2007.
  • Her husband, Edward Spaulding, died in 1977.
  • The names of her children and grandchildren are listed.
  • A photograph of Charlotte is included. (3)

CHARLES W. SPAULDING
  • Charles died in 2006.
  • His parents were Clarence and Dorothy (Lambert) Spaulding.
  • He was a member of Grace Church Episcopal.
  • His wife of 57 years was Juliette A. (Noury) Spaulding.
  • His children’s and grandchildren’s names are included. It also refers to a sister, nieces and nephews.
  • He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester. (4)


HENRY W. SPAULDING
  • Henry died in 2006.
  • Wallis and Florence (Knight) Spaulding were his parents.
  • He had a distinguished military record and served in World War II.
  • He was former president of the Indian Head Shoe Company in Manchester, New Hampshire, and  the former President of the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • He was a member of the Manchester Historical Society and the Currier Art Gallery.
  • He was a 32nd degree Mason, Bektash Shriner.
  • He was a member of the Founders and Patriots of America and the Sons of the American Revolution.
  • The names of his family members are listed.
  • He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.
  • The obituary had Henry’s picture. (5)


THOMAS J. SPAULDING
  • Thomas died in 1998.
  • He was the former principal at Trinity High School.
  • Thomas G. and Elizabeth (McNabe-Brown) Spaulding were his parents.
  •  He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
  • The obituary lists his family members as well as the church he attended.
  • His photograph was included. (6)

Wow!  The research avenues I can take now are many.  There are references to cemeteries, churches, fraternal organizations, military service, employers, family members and historical associations.   I suspect that some of the Spauldings in these obituaries are cousins.

I noted with interest that Henry Spaulding was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.  Some of my Spauldings were in the American Revolution also. I entered the name Henry W.  Spaulding, resident of New Hampshire with a father named Wallis, into Ancestry.com.  Using Census and birth records, I was able to trace back past Henry’s father, Wallis, to Henry’s grandfather, Henry, and then back to Abel Spalding. It turns out that the Henry W. Spaulding was my 5th cousin 2X removed. So now I have greatly broadened my family tree and, in addition, I have a picture of Henry!  Not bad for a day’s work!

I now intend to investigate some of the other Spauldings I found and see if they are cousins.  I might even attempt to track down the living descendants using search engines such was ZabaSearch (http://www.zabasearch.com).


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CITATION SOURCES:

(1) "New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007:  digital images FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 1 December 2012).  Kay Adams Spaulding.  Feb. 22, 2003; citing Cemetery Records. Obituaries, Abbott, Arnold L.-Zavorotny, Myroslav; Various cemeteries throughout Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States.

(2) "New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007:  digital images FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 1 December 2012).  Kenneth C. Spaulding.  May 19, 2001; citing Cemetery Records. Obituaries, Abbott, Arnold L.-Zavorotny, Myroslav; Various cemeteries throughout Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States.

(3) "New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007:  digital images FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 1 December 2012).  Charlotte Spaulding.  June 24, 2007; citing Cemetery Records. Obituaries, Abbott, Arnold L.-Zavorotny, Myroslav; Various cemeteries throughout Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States.

(4) "New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007:  digital images FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 1 December 2012).  Charles W. Spaulding.  June 26, 2006; citing Cemetery Records. Obituaries, Abbott, Arnold L.-Zavorotny, Myroslav; Various cemeteries throughout Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States.

(5) "New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007:  digital images FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 1 December 2012).  Henry Spaulding.  December 8, 2006; citing Cemetery Records. Obituaries, Abbott, Arnold L.-Zavorotny, Myroslav; Various cemeteries throughout Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States.

(6) "New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007:  digital images FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 1 December 2012).  Thomas Spaulding.  April 2, 1998; citing Cemetery Records. Obituaries, Abbott, Arnold L.-Zavorotny, Myroslav; Various cemeteries throughout Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States.

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