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Hillside Cemetery

Transcribed by Wendy L. Callahan
June, 2004

I have done my best to accurately transcribe the stones found in the Hillside Cemetery on Auburn Street, however I did not have the benefit of a partner to double-check my research.

If you find errors, please inform me at so I may make the necessary corrections.

This information is sorted as the stones were aligned in rows (although, of course, not always perfect rows).

 

Right Side

Evertt W. King AND his wife, Helen F. King, September 8, 1879 to April 13, 1907

The following are for the Imhoff family and appear in a row:

Daughter: Sophia

Mother: Sophia

Father: John Imhoff

Wife: Mary

Henry Imhoff, Massachusetts PFC, Co. G, 61 Infantry, World War I, December 3, 1892 to September 3, 1966

Eva M. Imhoff, 1902 to 1982, beloved wife of Henry

Henry E. Imhoff, Lt. U.S. Navy, World War II, January 29, 1924 to May 21, 2000

Roger F. Imhoff, 1934 to 2002 AND Priscilla A., his wife, 1940 to (not yet deceased)

Harry E. Proule, 1880 to 1921 AND Clarabel A. Parris, 1881 to 1934 AND Kenneth A. Proule, 1899 to 1930 AND Joyce R. Proule, 1921 to 1928

Laura E. Smith, 1864 to 1943

Malcolm L. Smith, 1898 to 1953 AND his wife, Mary A. Smith, 1898 to 1982

Richard W. Smith, 1929 to 1930

Eugenie B. Merrey, 1891 to 1918 AND Herbert F. Merrey, 1891 to 1970 AND Anna S. Merrey, 1889 to (no death date listed - do not know where she is buried)

Large stone for surname King with smaller stones for Thomas, Mother, Father, and Gilbert

Gilbert O. King, SGT U.S. Army

Inscription on back of King stone:

Gilbert J. King, 1866 to 1924 AND his wife, Mary C. King, 1881 to 1960 AND Ellen Thompson, 1858 to 1929 AND Gilbert O. King, Jr., 1912 to 1970 AND his wife, Frances L. King, 1913 to 1997 AND Thomas W. Pierce, 1902 to 1976

George W. Parry, Sr., born May 27, 1868, died April 7, 1942

Susan M. Parry, born September 19, 1864, died November 7, 1942

Jane P. Rainey, October 21, 1892 to February 13, 1991

Nellie

Large, uncarved marker surrounded by smaller markers for King, Benjamin and Gardner families:

Mother, Clara Belle King, 1875 to 1952

Father, Everett W. King, 1869 to 1920

Katherine Benjamin, 1898 to 1971

George H. Benjamin, 1891 to 1972

Olive M. Gardner, 1894 to 1978

Harold W. Gardner, 1897 to 1969

Maude F. Marvill, 1901 to 1991 AND her son, Edward G. Marvill, 1923 to 1991 AND Ruth Marvill, 1908 to 1998

Ivory L. Smith, 1882 to 1927 AND Flora E., his wife, 1878 to 1948

Robert E. Wallace, March 18, 1933 to (not yet deceased) AND his wife, Marion F. (Cutting), August 3, 1932 to September 11, 1996

Ansel Smith, 1851 to 1936 AND Emma J., his wife, 1855 to 1909 AND Daniel J., 1876 to 1903

 

Left Side - First Row

A. Judson Chamberlain, 1836 to 1893 AND Eveline B., his wife, 1848 to 1905

Bessie C., died November 4, 1870, aged 1 mo, 21 ds AND E. Dana died January 15, 1880, aged 3 yrs, 10 mo, 12 ds, "Our Little Lambs"

Father, Lewis Harlow, died May 9, 1889, aged 77 yrs AND Mother, Betsey Harlow, died January 6, 1896, aged 71 yrs

Grenville Carver, May 22, 1824 to May 7, 1903 AND his wife, Sarah Carver, November 4, 1826 to November 11, 1879 AND their children, John, August 16, 1845 to September 5, 1849 AND Baby, February 24, 1850 to February 25, 1850 AND Ella Carver Hazleton, 1857 to 1927

Eleazer Alden, died January 16, 1851, aged 83 years

Deborah (? - illegible), wife of Eleazer Alden, died February (date illegible), 1810 (year also illegible), aged 38 years (This must be Deborah Alden, dau. of Eleazer, d. Feb. 1, 1840, a. 38, per the gravestone record in Bridgewater VR 2:423)

Sacred to the memory of Deborah, wife of Samuel Leonard, who died August 25, 1839, aged (illegible - "Oct. 28, 1839, a. 81" - Bridgewater VR 2:519) years

Sacred to the memory of Samuel Leonard, who died December 11, 18— (year illegible - "Dec. 11, 1840" - Bridgewater VR 2:520), aged 87 years

Mary, wife of Spencer Leonard, born February 20, 1781, died March 9, 1863

Spencer Leonard, born November 2, 1781, died March 7, 1866

Samuel Leonard, died April 4, 1867, Æ 70 yrs, 8 mo

Mehitable, wife of Samuel Leonard, died August 4, 1874, aged 73 yrs, 10 ms

Hannah Mitchell, died January 2, 1832, aged 88 yrs, 9 mos

Sacred to the memory of Charles L. son of Charles and Hannah Hollis, who died January 1, 18— (much of this stone is illegible, including the year), aged —?

Sacred to the memory of Charles Hollis, who died June 22, 1810, aged 17 years (another stone that is rather illegible - I am uncertain of the year)

Hannah, wife of Lewis H. Thompson, died September 11, 18— (year illegible), aged 21 years and 7 months

Hannah J., daughter of Lewis H. & Hannah M. Thompson, died May 15, 1862, aged 2 yrs, 8 mo, 11 ds

 

Second Row

Thomas H. Benson, 1831 to 1898 AND Abbie Benson, 1841 to 1904

Baby, 1864

Millie, daughter of Frank E. & Julia M. Paine, born October 13, 1880, died October 9, 1884

Frank E. Paine, 1857 to 1940 AND Julia M. Paine, 1856 to 1932 AND children Mildred R. Paine, 1880 to 1884 AND Albert E. Paine, 1889 to 1890

John Ernest Pearson, 1879 to 1928 AND his wife, Cordelia F., 1882 to 1967

 

Between Rows 1 & 2

In memory of Minerva, widow of Isaac Alden, she died April 11, 1843, aged 48 years

In memory of Chloe Whitman, who died November 4, 1840, aged 76 years

In memory of Susannah, wife of Oliver Allen, who died August 2, 1844, aged 77 years, 5 mo

Oliver Allen, died December 19, 1855, Æ 6ty yrs, 9 mos

Illegible stone

Edith F., daughter of Sylvanus & Jane F. Pratt, died December 26, 1866, Æ 2 yrs, 4 mo, 18 days

Stone broken & missing

Deborah E. Pratt, died May 15, 1844, aged 24 years, 3 mos & 5 days

Stone broken & illegible

Leonard Pratt, died December 18, 1843, aged 19 years, 4 mos & 10 days

Wate, wife of Benjamin Holmes, born April 28, 1787, died April 13, 1862 (the name could be "Kate", but the stone does appear to say "Wate")

Benjamin Holmes, born October 22, 1784, died July 19, 1866 - BROKEN

Lydia D. Holmes, 1821 to 1899

Betsey Holmes, died September 1, 1862, aged 71 years

Wilson Edwin Holmes, 1901 to 1966, son of Fred & Ida McKinney Holmes

 

Second Row continued

Martin Leonard, died July 20, 1886, aged 77 yrs, 5 ms, 1 day

BROKEN - top half of stone is missing, but bottom half says: Willie S., son of the above, died August 3, 1860, Æ 5 mos & 17 ds (surname is possibly Leonard, but due to lack of top half, can not be certain)

Polly, wife of Capt. John Leonard, died July 26, 1858 (? - day and year are somewhat illegible), aged 58 years

Joan, wife of Martin (? - somewhat illegible) Leonard, died December 31, 1851, Æ 36

Hannah Bradford, died July 12, 1843, Æ 21 yrs AND James R. Muirhead, died January 20, 1851, Æ 18 yrs

Keziah, wife of Simeon W. Mitchell, died March 25, 1841, aged 42 yrs, 1 mo, 12 ds

Simeon Mitchell, died March 10, 1879, aged 83 yrs, 11 mo, 12 ds

Seth Mitchell, died December 16, 1807, aged 64 yrs ALSO Lusanna, his widow (? - BROKEN - top half is stuck against lower half, obscuring further information - "Susanna" - Bridgewater VR 2:527)

Cordelia, daughter of Simeon W. & Keziah Mitchell, died September 24, 1859, Æ 19 yrs

——— (illegible) Wood, son of Simeon W. & Lydia M. Mitchell, and ——— (illegible) Bogg Mitchell, died ——— (illegible) (Possibly the twin infant children of Simeon W. and Lydia M. Mitchell, d. May 17, 1844 - Bridgewater VR 2:528)

Charles E. Porcheron, died March 27, 1866, Æ 59 yrs, 5 mo

Joseph Porcheron, died January 11, 1850, aged 26 years

Emma L., daughter of Marco & Lucina Holmes, died November 28, 1863, aged 4 years & 7 months

 

Third Row

Austin E. Parris, 1869 to 1929 AND his wife, Mabel F., 1868 to 1953 AND Harry B. Parris, 1896 to 1956 AND his wife, Alice E., 1894 to 1918 AND his wife Ethel M., 1902 to 1952 AND Roger H., 1916 to 1934

Carolyn E. Parris, March 28, 1941 to November 11, 1961

Infant daughter of P.A. & R.M. Robbins, 1918 to 1918

 

Between Rows 2 & 3

Nahum B. Wood, 1827 to 1891 AND his wife, Sarah E. Wood, 1841 to 1923

Martin Wood, March 28, 1830 to October 17, 1905 AND his wife, Amanda M. Wood, May 15, 1845 to October 29, 1912 AND Philander Wood, July 19, 1789 to April 24, 1866 AND Patty, his wife, October 16, 1794 to June 15, 1868 AND Philander Wood, Jr., July 10, 1818 to September 8, 1844

Ruth, wife of Lazell Dean, died March 15, 1846, aged 77 years & 3 mos

Amelia L., wife of Joseph Sampson, died March 17, 1865, aged 35 years

Charlotte Leonard, born August 28, 1794, died February 10, 1891

Seth Leonard, born July 11, 1792, died August 3, 1830

Benjamin F. Weston, 1811 to 1854 AND Louisa Rickard, his wife, 1821 to 1905 AND their children, Lucy F., 1840 to 1873 AND Mary L., 1843 to 1897 AND B. Angelo, 1853 to 1898 AND B. Eugene, 1846 to 1848

Simeon W. Leonard, born February 5, 1807, died August 25, 1863 AND Mary, born November 5, 1830, died September 28, 1832 AND Carolena, born April 21, 1849, died October 12, 1849 AND Marcia T., born September 18, 1838, died January 21, 1857 - children of Simeon W. & Betsey Leonard

Betsey, wife of Simeon W. Leonard, died May 26, 1874, aged 64 yrs, 3 mos, 25 days

Elmer, son of Simeon W. & Betsey Leonard, died April 14, 1870, aged 20 yrs, 11 mo, 24 days

Ellen D., daughter of Simeon W. & Betsey Leonard, born September 2, 1842, died May 7, 1919

Flora W., daughter of Simeon W. & Betsey Leonard, born January 13, 1853, died December 31, 1932

 

Third Row Continued

Alice Francena Benson, June 20th, 1844 to December 14th, 1905

Aubrey, son of Lydia W. & Cyrus Benson, Jr., died September 20, 1877, aged 25 yrs, 7 mos, 24 ds

Mrs. Lydia, wife of Dr. Cyrus Benson, born July 10, 1786, died May 17, 1862

Dr. Cyrus Benson, born May 15, 1784, died July 16, 1858

Lydia W., widow of Cyrus Benson, Jr., died September 13, 1873, aged 62 yrs, 5 ms, 14 ds

Cyrus Benson, Jr., died August 8, 1854, in his 34th year

Betsey Benson, died March 9, 1847, Æ 71 yrs

In memory of Miss Lois Washburn, who died November 25, 1847, in the 86th year of her age

In memory of Miss Sally Washburn, who died December 9, 1847, aged 78 yrs

Capt. Benjamin Snell, died April 25, 1861, Æ 75 yrs, 7 mos & 12 days

Stella Snell, widow of Capt. Charles Gurney, died March 4, 1833, Æ 82 yrs, 2 mos & 16 days

—trice (illegible - could be Beatrice or Letrice), daughter of Floyd & Rosza Robinson, died May 5, 1849, aged 2 months, 7 days

Floyd Robinson, born April 12, 1821, died September 30, 1880

Rosza A., wife of Floyd Robinson, died June 7, 1865, aged 34 yrs, 8 mos & 18 days

Levi Thompson, died June 14, 1854, aged 48 years, 4 mo & 2 days

David Leonard, died January 3, 1849, Æ 82 ys, 10 ms, 29 ds AND Benjamin Leonard, died January 8, 1849, Æ 78 ys, 3 ms, 29 ds

Lucy Morton, daughter of Seth H. & Myra Leonard, born November 15, 1862, died June 28, 1863

Alice Myra, daughter of Seth H. & Myra Leonard, died March 8, 1873, Æ 1 yr, 10 mo

Charles Bailey, son of Seth H. & Myra Leonard, died April 28, 1873, Æ 8 yrs, 7 mos

Myra, wife of Seth H. Leonard, died August 2, 1877, aged 44 yrs, 8 mo

Seth Harrison Leonard, 1823 to 1893

 

Fourth Row

Robert E. Smith, 1832 to 1896 AND his wife, Chloe H. Benson, 1835 to 1923

Robert A. Smith, 1933 to 2004

Zeno Benson, March 7, 1846 to November 10, 1916 AND his wife, Sybil Edson, January 27, 1845 to February 19, 1924

Lemira Benson, February 22, 1849 to March 2, 1921

 

Between rows 3 & 4

Versella Fuller, died January 7, 1895, aged 80 yrs, 9 ms, 25 ds

Deborah Fuller, died September 14, 1881, aged 80 yrs, 1 ms, 20 ds

Sarah, wife of Thomas Pool (? - this name is somewhat illegible), died April 15, 1865, Æ 70 yrs

William Fuller, died July 11, 1847, Æ 72 ys, 2 ms, 18 ds AND Tabitha, his wife, died September 10, 1856, Æ 75 ys, 6 ms, 28 ds

Willie Selwyn, son of William & Angeline Mitchell, died January 8, 1862, aged 4 yrs, 2 mos, 26 ds

William Mitchell, son of Simeon W. & Keziah Mitchell, died January 9, 1836, aged 3 yrs, 11 mos

Chloe, wife of Jonah Benson, died January 22, 1874, aged 77 yrs, 7 ms, 29 ds

Jonah Benson, died December 25, 1877, aged 88 yrs, 8 ms, 25 ds

Joanna B., wife of Jacob Thompson, 1821 to 1898

Clarissa, wife of Leonard Pratt, died June 22, 1868, Æt 70 yrs, 10 mo, 29 days

Leonard Pratt, died November 6, 1870, Æt 79 yrs, 3 mo

Mary K. Pratt, died June 15, 1915, Æt 76 yrs, 1 mo, 28 ds

 

Fourth Row Continued

Mary Washburn, December 2, 1837 to December 5, 1907

Laura Washburn, May 3, 1840 to August 15, 1903

Charity, wife of Benjamin Washburn, born May 20, 1805, died April 22, 1886

Benjamin Washburn, born April 30, 1796, died November 11, 18— (? - illegible)

Henry W., died January 1, 1862, aged 2 yrs, 8 mos AND Horace L., died January 20, 1862, aged 5 yrs - children of Leonard & Philenia A. Mitchell

Philenia A., wife of Leonard Mitchell, died July 17, 1886, aged 49 yrs, 2 mo, 26 days

Leonard Mitchell, died March 5, 1921, aged 88 yrs, 9 mo, 28 days

Esther H. Jones, wife of Albert A. Darling, 1850 to 1879 AND Lillian F., September 26, 1868, 6 mos AND James F., May 28, 1870, 3 yrs, 2 ds AND Lillie E., September 13, 1876, 11 mos - children of Albert A. & Esther H. Darling

Jonah Benson, Jr., Co. I, 58 Reg. Mass. Vol., November 16, 1821 to July 31, 1864 AND Paulina R. Bennett, his wife, June 9, 1834 to February 27, 1912 AND Anna S., June 30, 1857 to November 7, 1947 AND Zephaniah Bennett, October 4, 1783 to July 17, 1870 AND Susan D. Hatch, his wife, October 22, 1800 to September 12, 1881

 

Fifth Row

Franklin Leonard, February 27, 1834 to August 25, 1898 AND Sarah A., his wife, November 7, 1830 to December 18, 1902 AND Carolena M. Leonard, 1860 to 1938 AND Wm. F. Leonard, 1863 to 1941

Austin T. Parris

Frances Parris

Soranus Holmes, died May 17, 1890, aged 74 ys, 5 ms, 7 ds

Betsey, wife of Soranus Holmes, died November 23, 1888, aged 73 ys, 7 ms, 27 ds

Ephraim Wood, 1858 to 1934 AND Catherine J., his wife, 1857 to 1885 AND Laura F., his wife, 1860 to 1895 AND Charles B., 1892 to 1894 AND Elmer L., 1880 to 1907 AND Joseph E., 1889 to 1920

No name on next marker, but has dates: born, January 18, 1874, died August 19, 1878

Emma F. Leonard, 1875 to 1956

Martha M. Leonard, born May 18, 1861, died May 28, 1914

Lucius K. Leonard, born March 28, 1845, died December 22, 1881

Jonathan Benson, died February 3, 1872, aged 85 yrs AND Jane, his wife, died September 10, 1839, aged 41 yrs

Thomas Holmes, December 26, 1825 to March 27, 1897

Jane H., wife of Thomas Holmes, died March 30, 1873, aged 49 yrs, 10 mo, 18 ds

 

Sixth Row

Ira P. Cutting, December 5, 1862 to June 5, 1897 AND his wife, Margaret, 1867 to 1943 AND Frank L. Cutting, 1891 to 1951 AND Robert R. Cutting, September 13, 1916 to November 24, 1993

Chester P. Cutting, 1893 to 1971 AND his wife, Eva A., 1907 to 1984

Adnah Smith, November 23, 1874 to July 13, 1906 AND Lillian Clement, March 8, 1895 to December 25, 1945

Sammie and Our Babies, Samuel Jones, October 20, 1866 to January 26, 1875

Franklin Jones, March 25, 1827 to January 1, 1892

Freeman Jones, 1827 to 1899 AND Laura L. Hayward, his wife, 1831 to 1857

Franklin C. Weston, 1841 to 1894 AND Elizabeth E., his wife, 1833 to 1902 AND George F., their son, 1868 to 1933 AND Nellie C., his wife, 1868 to 1952

Amy L.

Father, Levi Leonard, died April 1, 1880, aged 55 yrs, 4 mos, 5 days AND Mother, Lucy, died July 28, 1886, aged 55 yrs, 9 mos, 3 days AND Amy L., born August 21, 1884, died November 12, 1888

 

Seventh Row

Alfred Proule and his wife, Dorothy

Howard C. Proule, 1910 to 1968 AND Jeannette A., 1912 to 1998 AND twin girls

Elmer B. Proule, Massachusetts SSGT, 372 Engineers, World War II, February 24, 1901 to September 18, 1971

Freda D. Proule, February 10, 1920 to February 22, 1983

William A. Thompson, 1909 to 1990 AND his wife, Hazel E., 1907 to (no death date) AND Shirley M., 1938 to 1939 AND Neil A., 1932 to 1969

Hazel M. Hartwell, July 27, 1912 to March 24, 2002

Alfred L. Ellis, 1910 to 1967

Lawrence S. Gilligan, Jr., 1935 to 1990

Angel Rice-McDonald, February 12, 1996

Bertha A. Falk, 1884 to 1934 AND David K. Rice, 1938 to 1968

Mildred A. Sanville, 1912 to 1979

William G. Sanville, SSGT, U.S. Army, World War II, 1921 to 1977

John H.

Eugene T. Sanville, 1885 to 1938 AND his wife, Alice E., 1888 to 1970

Roy, 1914 to (not yet deceased)





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