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of '76 and the "boys of '61."
As the harsh discordant echoes of the great world war are gradually dying away let us turn our attention for a time to the unsung heroes of a century ago.
Recognizing that "peace hath victories no less than war" we must grant their sturdy sturdy virtues, their sterling qualities of mind and heart a high place in our estimation.
For the sake of the future genera
tions let us see to it that their memory be kept green and not allowed to fade away and utterly perish from the earth.
To this end it is certainly desirable that the site of this old church should not be forgotten.
(7) 'Let us mark with some suitable and enduring memorial the hallowed spot which was to our fore fathers for so many years "a faith's pure shrine."
(7) Coosuck Chapter D. A. R. hope, with the cooperation of their many friends, to erect a gateway in the near future, at the Horse Meadow Cemetery to mark the site of the North Parish Church.
THE HAVEN OF LOST SHIPS
By E. F. Keene
I roamed, one night, the dread Sargasso Sea
It seemed to me each derelict was manned
By crews long dead; their gray, fantastic shapes
Died nobly or ignobly, as they passed
And pale corpse-candles of St. Elmo's fire
WITH A CLOSE NEW HAMPSHIRE CONNECTION
What may safely be called a most remarkable family and one that probably cannot be matched in one respect at least, is that of the late Isaac Stevens Metcalf of Elyria, O.
Mr. Metcalf was of the eighth generation from Michael Metcalf, the immigrant ancestor, son of Isaac and Anne Mayo (Stevens) Metcalf, born in Royalston, Mass., January 29, 1822, and a graduate of Bowdoin College, class of 1847. He was a civil engineer by profession, and followed the same in Maine and New Hampshire till 1850, when he removed to Illinois and was engaged in the construction of the Illinois Cetral Railroad till its completion in 1855. In November of the following year he removed to Elyria, O., where he resided till his death, February 19, 1878. He was a prominent citizen and held various positions of public
Mr. Metcalf married July 5, 1852, Antoinette Brigham, daughter of Rev. John M. and Arethea (Brigham) Putnam of Dunbarton, N. H. Mr. Putnam was a prominent Congregational clergyman of his day. and was pastor of the church in Dunbarton from July 8, 1830, till October 9, 1861. Isaac S. and Antoinette B. Metcalf had twelve children. children, of whom three died in infancy and nine grew to maturity, and eight are now living, these are:
1. Wilder Stevens Metcalf, born in Milo, Me., September 10, 1855; Oberlin College, A. B., 1878; Univ. of Kan. School of Law, 1897; U. S. Pension Agent, Topeka, Kan., 8 1-2 years; member Lawrence Kan. School Board, 10 years; private in Ohio Nat. Guard; private to brigadier general in Kansas Nat. Guard; major and colonel 29th Kansas Inf., serving in Phillipines; promoted brigadier gen
eral by Pres. McKinley; brigadier general in command general in command of 77th Inf. brigade at Camp Beauregard, Alexandria, Va., 1817; retired 1819; now conducting farm loan business in Lawrence, Kan.
2. Charles Rich Metcalf, born in Elyria, O., August 1, 1857, employed for many years past in the office of Gen. Wilder S. Metcalf, Lawrence, Kan.
3. Marion Metcalf, born Elyria, O., May 1, 1859; graduated from Wellesley College, Mass., 1880; ten years a member of Wellesley faculty; three years teacher of Bible in Hampton Institute, Va.; now residing in Oberlin. O.
4. Anna Mayo Metcalf, born Elyria, O., July 26, 1862; Wellesley College, Oberlin College, 1884; married April 30, 1887, Azariah Smith Root, librarian of Oberlin College.
5. John Milton Putnam Metcalf, born Elyria, O., October 28, 1864; Oberlin College, 1885; Union Theoiogical Seminary, N. Y. City, 1888; preacher and teacher; president Talladego College, Ala.; now in Vocational Training, Department, Veterans' Bureau, Washington, D. C.
6. Carl Harlan Metcalf, born Elyria, O., June 25, 1867; Oberlin College, 1889; Oberlin Theological and Chicago Theological Seminary; Congregational preacher at Madison, O., noted singer.
7. Grace Ethel Metcalf, born Elyria, O., March 5, 1870; Oberlin College, 1889; married Harold Farmer Hall; died Chicago, April 23, 1896.
8. Henry Martin Metcalf, born Elyria, O., September 11, 1871; Oberlin College, 1891; Pennsylvania Medical College; First Lieut. Medical Corps, U. S. Army, 1917-1919; now practicing medicine at Wakeman, O.
9. Antoinette Brigham Putnam Writer Cleveland Plaindealer ; now Metcalf, born Elyria, O., September in advertising business Cleveland, 7, 1873; Oberlin College, 1893; O. Oberlin College Library; now Reference Librarian, Wellesley College.
Mr. Metcalf's first wife, Antoinette B. Putnam, died August 14, 1875. March 25, 1878, he married Harriet Howes, born at Gatonwood House, Northampton, England, July 17, 1850; died December 17, 1894. By this second marriage he had six children, as follows:
1. Ralph Howes Metcalf, born Elyria, O., Jan. 7, 1879; died December 10. 1894.
2. Joseph Mayo Metcalf, born Elyria, O., October 30, 1880; Oberlin College, 1901; Harvard College, 1902; Civil Engineer; now principal Assistant Engineer, Missouri, Kansas and Texas R. R., M. K. & T. office, St. Louis, Mo.
3. Eliah Eliah Wight Metcalf, born Eyria, O., December 26, 1881; Kansas State University, 1904; Civil Engineer; now with M. K. & T. Railway, St. Louis, Mo.
4. Isaac Stevens Metcalf, born Elyria, O., September 14. 1883; Oberlin College, 1906; Editorial
5. Keves DeWitt Metcalf, born Elvria, O.. April 13, 1889; Oberlin College, 1911; Oberlin College Library: now assistant Librarian, New York Public Library.
6. Thomas Nelson Metcalf, born Elyria, O., September 21, 1890: Oberlin College, A. B., A. M., and certificate in Physical Education, 1913; coach and physical director, Columbia University, New York, and Oberlin College; now Professor of Physical Education, and assistant coach, University of Minnesota.
Of the thirteen children of Isaac Stevens Metcalf, now living, living, all but one are college graduates, and all hold prominent positions in professional, business or social life. It is doubtful that another family can be found in this or another country to match this record.
Ten of the thirteen children are married; one son and two daughters unmarried. There are now eighteen living grandchildren nine boys and nine girls.
By Helen Adams Parker
Pines, pines, a forest of pines,
Before me, around me, in thick brown lines;
Birds light on your branches and sing their songs,
In and out from low bushes gay butterflies fly,
ADNA TENNEY: BY HIMSELF
Photo by Kimball Studio.
grated from Norwich, Conn., in 1770, by OX team, to Hanover, where they settled upon what is
subject's son, Rev. Henry M. Tenney, trustee of Oberlin College and pastor emeritus of the the First Congregational church in the city of Oberlin. now known as Moose Mountain, Arrangements for the donation were made by Hon. George W. Barnes of Lyme, member of the executive council from the first district, whose interest in the matter arises from the fact that his
long called Tenney Hill. In the sixth generation was Captain John Tenney, who was born in Connecticut, but came to Hanover in childhood. He married Lucinda Eaton, of Windham, Conn., cousin
torian and divine, were others of his early subjects. Contemporary critics called his portrait of General Franklin Pierce very good and it was chosen for a reproduction in the life of its subject which Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to help along the campaign which resulted in the election as president of the only native of New Hampshire ever to hold that office.
The New Hampshire State Manual of 1921 lists 26 portraits now on the walls of the capitol building as the work of Adna Tenney. Several of them are still among the most admired in the collection. While most of Mr. Tenney's painting was done in New Hampshire he also visited and worked in Boston, New York and Baltimore. One winter before the Civil War he passed in Arkansas and Mississippi, painting 27 portraits during his stay in the South. Somewhat later he resided for a time in Winona, Minn., and there devoted himself particularly to miniature painting, in which he achieved interesting results.
AN AUGUST PICTURE
By Alice Sargent Krikorian
How swift the pictures flash on Memory's wall,
And poppies, in their gowns of red and pink,
And vanishing too soon, we know not where—