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Missing Grandparents, in the Rutland, Putney area

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Re: Missing Grandparents, in the Rutland, Putney area

Posted: 7 Oct 2012 9:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, Rhonda,

I found your Patrick H. Callahan in the 1900 census in Ashuelot village, Winchester town, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Your Katie Mack Callahan apparently died around 1880 and Patrick had remarried a woman named Annie Murphy. Also living with him were his and Annie's daughters and a son who had been born in Ireland in 1870 and apparently left behind there, immigrating himself in 1893.

I also found newspaper clippings that link this Patrick H. Callahan to his sons Frederick (born in Putney in 1877, died 1909)and Thomas (born in Brattleboro in 1882, died 1906)through their obituaries, as well as giving many other tidbits of family information. The newspaper clippings are from the website "Chronicling America" which you may want to search for other clippings I may have missed.

Annie Callahan is in the 1910 and 1920 censuses, but Patrick had died by 1910. Hope these help:

1900 census Ashuelot, Winchester, Chesire County, New Hampshire-
Patrick H. Callahan, born March 1850 in Ireland, age 50, married 20 years, fancy weaver, immigrated 1860, in the US for 40 years, naturalized;
Annie, wife, born Sept 1852 in Ireland, age 47, married 20 years, 6 children, 4 still living, immigrated 1870, in the US for 30 years;
Nellie, dau, born April 1884 in Vermont, age 16, box varnisher;
Mary, dau, born Sept 1885 in Vermont, age 14;
Emma, dau, born July 1888 in New Hampshire, age 11;
Martin, son, born January 1870 in Ireland, age 30, dyer in a tannery, immigrated 1893, in the US for 7 years, alien.

Vermont Phoenix
Feb 9, 1883
Brattleboro
The house of Patrick Callahan, near the railroad just above West river bridge, was robbed of some $65 or $70 in money, last Sunday, in the absence of Callahan and his wife. The theft is supposed to have been committed by an Englishman who boarded with the family and who has since been missing.

Vermont Phoenix
Feb 16, 1883
Brattleboro
The Keene Sentinel says that the fellow (registering as “James Dooley”) who stole $70 from Patrick Callahan a week ago last Sunday, spent almost $40 of it in “riotous living” in that place, and then left, and has since eluded the officers.

Vermont Phoenix
April 7, 1905
The Putney Column
Barney A. Colbrook, 71, died at his farm, the John Keyes place, about 6 o’clock Monday night after an illness of about four weeks with chronic cystitis. The burial was at Maple Grove cemetery at 11 o’clock Wednesday, but on account of the absence of the Roman Catholic priest of Brattleboro no funeral services were held. A service will be held later in the church in Brattleboro. Mr. Colbrook was born in Ireland. Formerly he was section foreman at East Putney, but for the past 20 years or more he had carried on the Keyes farm. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Daniel Manning of Brattleboro. Mrs. Annie Callahan and daughter, Miss Nellie Callahan, of Ashuelot were present at the burial.

Vermont Phoenix
April 7, 1905
Ashuelot, N. H.
Mrs. Annie Callahan has been in Putney the past three weeks assisting in the care of her sister’s husband, Bernard Colbrook, who died early this week. Miss Nellie Callahan went to Putney Tuesday to join her mother and to attend the funeral.

Vermont Phoenix
April 21, 1905
Ashuelot, N. H.
Mrs. Callahan returned from Putney, Vt., where she stayed for several weeks.

Vermont Phoenix
Feb 2, 1906
The Putney Column
Misses Nellie and Emma Callahan of Ashuelot, N. H., are guests of Mrs. Josephine Colebrook.

Vermont Phoenix
Feb 16, 1906
Ashuelot, N. H.
Martin Murphy of Putney, Vt., spent part of the week with his sister Annie Callahan.

Vermont Phoenix
Nov 30, 1906
Ashuelot, N. H.
Thomas H. Callahan killed at Railroad Crossing in West Swanzey
Thomas Herbert Callahan, 24, youngest son of Mrs. Annie D. Callahan, was instantly killed Thursday evening at a railroad crossing near the Denman Thompson place by being struck by the evening train from the south. The body was badly mangled, the head, arms and legs being nearly severed from the trunk. He had been in Keene during the day on business for his mother, in West Swanzey with friends during the afternoon, and shortly after dark started for his home here. It is thought that the headlight of the engine as it came around the curve blinded him, that he either fell in front of the train or was knocked down and thrown under it. The selectmen were notified: they notified Medical Examiner John D. Proctor, who viewed the place and the body. The body by request of the family was taken in charge by Undertakers Woodbury and Lesure of Winchester and brought to his home here. The funeral was held at his mother’s residence Sunday forenoon, there being a large attendance. Burial was in the Roman Catholic cemetery in Brattleboro. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Thomas was born in Brattleboro October 1, 1882, coming here with his parents to love early in life. He was educated in the local schools and worked in the mills and box shop. About a year ago he finished a three years’ term of service in the 97th company of coast artillery at Fort Adams, being honorably discharged. He has since worked in the local paper mills and at his death held a position in a paper mill in Putney, Vt. He was a young man of much promise and his family have the sympathy of a large number of his friends. He leaves a widowed mother, three brothers and three sisters.

Vermont Phoenix
Nov 30, 1906
Brattleboro
Thomas Callahan, 24, of Ashuelot, who was run over and killed by a train at West Swanzey, N. H., Thursday night, was born in Brattleboro and had been working recently at the Cole paper mill in Putney. The body has been taken to the home of his mother in Ashuelot. The burial was in the Roman Catholic cemetery in Brattleboro Sunday.

Vermont Phoenix
June 7, 1907
Miss Callahan of Ashuelot,, N. H., is with her aunt Mrs. Barney Colebrook.

Vermont Phoenix
January 22, 1909
Ashuelot, N. H.
Frederick William Callahan, 31, died at the home of his mother, Annie Callahan, Tuesday evening after a brief illness with diabetes. Mr. Callahan was born in East Putney, Vt. March 26, 1877. While he was an infant the family moved to Brattleboro and after seven years’ residence there they moved to this village. After completing his education in the public schools he was employed in the woolen mill, working up to the position of overseer of spinning, holding such positions in Worcester and Webster, Mass. The past two years he had followed the occupation of painting and paper hanging. Besides a step-mother he leaves two brothers and three sisters. He was a young man of good habits, industrious, affable and was popular with his associates. The burial will be in the family lot in the Roman Catholic cemetery in Brattleboro.

Vermont Phoenix
May 5, 1911
Brattleboro Personal
Mrs. Annie Callahan of Ashuelot, N. H., visited her niece, Mrs. G. W. Shuman Wednesday.

Vermont Phoenix
March 22, 1912
The Putney Column
Miss Callahan of Ashuelot is a guest of Mrs. Barna (sic) Colebrook.

Vermont Phoenix
Oct 25, 1912
The Putney Column
Miss Marion Callhan of Ashuelot, N. H., is visiting at Mrs. Colbrook’s . Before returning home she will visit a few days with Miss Jennie Crawford, who was her guest in Ashuelot.


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