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is continually undergoing changes for the better
both in regard to it's service and the character of
its equipment, and the high standard of excellence
which has been attained under the present super-
intendent, is certain to be maintained as long as he
chooses to direct its operation. He takes an ear-
nest interest in all matters relative to the welfare
and development of the city. In his religious faith
he is a Roman Catholic, and he is a member of St.
Tosenh's Parish. Mr. Maloney married Miss Mary
"E. Schoficld, and has one daughter. Helen.



This family is one of limited
BURLINGAME numbers, and although of an-
cient English origin is not
found among the early colonists of New England.
The distinguished diplomatic service of Anson Bur-
lingame forty years ago made the name familiar
to the civilized world.

(I) William A. Burlingame was father of:



(II) Andrew Jackson Burlingame, born in Bux-
ton, Maine, 1833, and died in Berlin, 1874. In 1859.
he settled in Berlin, and carried on a prosperous
lumber business for a number of years, retiring
some time before his death. In politics he was a
Democrat. He married Matilda W. Wilson, daugh-
ter of William A. Wilson.

(HI) William Wilson, son of Andrew J. and
Matilda W. (Wilson) Burlingame, was born ir. Ber-
lin, December 17, 1870. He was educated in the
common schools, the Berlin high school, and at
Burdette Business College in Boston. After leav-
ing the high school he ran a level for a line of
lumber railroad for a year. He has since been
profitably engaged in the insurance business in
Berlin. In politics he is a Democrat, and was city
clerk- four terms, 1898-1902, and has been a member
of the board of trustees of the public library for
a number of years. He is a member of the Inde-
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, and Knights of
Pythias, and is treasurer of both local lodges.



In the last sixty years the Irish have
QUINN assisted very materially in the devel-
opment of this country by contributing
their labor in constructing and operating railroads
and factories, and erecting many public and pri-
vate buildings. The Quinn family of this article
have made a good record in these lines of employ-
ment.

(I) Michael, son of Thomas Quinn, was born
in county Cork, Ireland, April i, 1832, and died in
Keene, Nevv^ Hampshire, August 15. 1890. In 1S54
he came to America, and for a time was employed
at farm work, but soon went into the employ of
the Cheshire County Railroad Company, and after
working on the section went into the shops of that
company (now the Boston & Maine) and worked
at the trade of springmaker for thirty years. He
relinquished that occupation about two years be-
fore his death He married in Keene, Mary Joyce.
They had five children : Margaret, deceased : John
T., who is mentioned below ; James, deceased ; and
Mary and Brid.get, who lived in Keene.

(II) John Timothy, second child of Michael and
Mary (Joyce) Quinn, was born in Keene, Novem-
ber 27. 1863. • He learned the springmaker's trade,
and worked in the shops at the Chesire road, and
then engaged in the plumbing business, being em-
ployed seven years in Keene, three years in New
York City, and at Northfield and Bellows Falls,
Vermont, about a year each. In 1895 he took the
position of superintendent of the plumbing and
heating department of the Berlin Mills Company,
which he has since filled to the satisfaction of that
company He married Catherine E. Dolan, of Bos-
ton, Massachusetts. They have two children : John
Michael and James Morris.



This ancient and honorable cognomen
CADY was borne by early settlers in Massa-
chusetts. The Cadys of this article are
thought to have sprung from Nicholas Cady, of
Watertown, Massachusetts, who married Judith,
(he daughter of William Knapp Sr., and afterwards
moved to Grriton. Their children were: John,
Judith, James, Nicholas (died young), Daniel,
Ezekiel, Nicholas, and Joseph.

(I) Elisha Cadv resided in Stowe, Lamoille
county, Vermont, where he married Elizabeth

(II) Oral, son of Elisha and Elizabeth Cady,
was born in Stowe, December 22, 1822, and died
in Morrisville, 1898. At nineteen years of age he
started in business at Cady's Falls, and followed'



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merchandising for years. He finally became a man-
ufacturer of starch and of lumber, a contractor and
a speculator in general produce. In political cir-
cles he was prominent. He was a member of the
general court in 1S68, high sheriff of Lamoille
county for a number of years, and trial justice
thirty years. He was not a member of any church,
but worshipped with the Universalists. He mar-
ried Ellen L. Smith, daughter of Daniel Smith, of
Vermont. They had two children: Elisha H., and
Plenny, who married T. Spalding, of Morristown.
(HI) EHsha Healy, only son of Oral and Ellen
L (Smith) Cady, was born in Alorristown, Ver-
mont. April 30, 1865. He attended the public
schools, and then became a clerk in a drug store
in Morristown. In 1887 he went to Gorham, New
Hampshire, and was in the employ of Fred W.
Noyes as a clerk for three years, then in the gro-
cery trade for himself in Morristown, until 1894.
He next re-entered the employ of Mr. Noyes at
■Gorham, and there spent the following nine years,
then two years in the employ of Bennett Brothers,
druggists; and in December, 1905, he was made
treasurer of the Gorham Savings Bank, and has
since filled that position. In politics he is a Dem-
ocrat, and is now serving as a member of the board
of selectmen. He is a member of the Universalist
Church, of which he is a trustee. He married Es-
tie S. Hayes, daughter of Oran Hayes, of Stowell,
Vermont. She died February, 1907. Three chil-
dren were born of this union : Bessie, who married
H. A. Hall, of Nashua; Harold Oral, who is in the
Berlin National Bank; and Agnes E.

This name was originally spelled
MERRIAM Meryham, Merryham, Meriham,

and Mirriam. Ham means home
-or house, and the word in its literal signification
meant merry house, or happy house, in modern
phrase. The family is an ancient one, for there
is record that in the year 1295-6 Laurence de Mery-
ham paid taxes to Edward I at Isenhurst in Sussex.
In the sixteenth century there was a manor of Meri-
ham in Pembrokshire. the southwest corner of
Wales. It is somewhat singular that the name,
though fairly numerous in America, is now practi-
cally extinct in England.

(I) William Merriam, the first fully authenti-
cated ancestor of this family, was a resident of the
county of Kent, England, during the latter part of
the sixteenth century. He was a clothier, which
meant in those days that he made cloth and han-
dled the manufactured goods. The business re-
quired more than ordinary intelligence, and was
usually very profitr.ble. His wife's name was Sara,
and eight children are recorded, though the order
of their births is not known : Susan, Margaret, a
daughter, who married Thomas Howe; Joseph,
whose sketch follows ; George, born about 1603 ;
Joane ; Sara and Robert, born about 1613. The
will of William Merriam of Harlow in Kent, was
proved November 27, 1635.

(II) Joseph, son of William and Sara Merriam,
and the eldest as mentioned in the father's will,
was probably boin in the county of Kent about the
year 1600. Like his father he was a clothier or
cloth maker and merchant, and there is reason to
suppose that he was possessed of considerable
property when he set out for the new world. He
settled in Concord, Massachusetts, in June, 1638,
and soon after was admitted to the church, and
was made a freeman of the Colony of Massachu-
setts Bay. Joseph Merriam married in England,
about the year 1623, Sara, daughter of John and



(probably) Frances (Jefferic) Goldstone of the
county of Kent. They had seven children, all of
them born in England except the youngest, who
was a posthumous child, born at Concord, Massa-
chusetts six months after the death of his father.
The children were: William, Sarah, Joseph, men-
tioned below; Thomas, Elizabeth, Hannah and
John. Joseph Merriam died at Concord, Massa-
chusetts, January i, 1640-1, after a residence of less
than three years in America. His widow after-
wards married Lieutenant Joseph Wheeler, and died

March 12; 1670-1. , , . . c

(III) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (i) and bara
(Goldstone) Merriam, was born in England about
the year 1629. He migrated with his people to
Concord, Massachusetts, but removed when adult
to Cambridge, living in the part called Ihe
Farms," which afterwards became the parish and
town of Lexington. He was admitted to the church,
and was made a freeman, May 22, 1650. He ac-
cumulated something of an estate and, like his
father, died in early middle life. Joseph Merriam
married at Concord, July 12. 1653, Sarah, daughter
of Deacon Gregory Stone. There were nine chil-
dren : Sarah, Lydia, Joseph, Elizabeth, John, Mary,
Robert, Ruth and Thomas, the subject of the suc-
ceeding paragraph. Joseph (2) Merriam died April
^o 1677, and his grave-stone is the oldest now
standing in the ancient "Hill Burying Ground at
Concord, Massachusetts. His widow died April 5,

1704- , ■ , 1

(IV) Thomas, fourth son and ninth and young-

e'^t child of Joseph (2) and Sarah (Stone) Mer-
riam was born at Concord, Massachusetts, about
1672.' He removed to Cambridge Farms (Lexing-
ton), and was one of the original members of the
church there. In 1698 his wife was dismissed from
the church at Concord to join the one at Lexington,
and on March 6 of that year Thomas Merriam, his
brother Robert, and others were permitted to
"build a seat for their wives on the within back
side of the meeting-house, from Goodwife Reeds
seat to the woman's stayers" (stairs). Thomas
Merriam was selectman from 17 18 to 1725, and a
constable in 1716. On December 23, 1696, Jhomas
Merriam married Mary Harwood of Concord, Mas-
sachusetts, and there were seven children: Mary,
Thomas. Lvdia, Nathaniel, Simon, David and Isaac,
whose sketch follows. Thomas IMerriam died Au-
gust 16, 1738, aged sixty-six. and his widow died
September 29, 1756, aged eighty-one.

(V) Isaac, fifth son and seventh and youngest
child of Thomas and Mary (Harwood) Merriam,
was born at Lexington. Massachusetts, July 5, I7i4-
He lived in the neighboring town of Bedford, and
owned a tract of land in Townsend among other
properties. On September i, 1736, Isaac Merriam
married Sarah Davis, and there were three chil-
dren : Isaac (2), Sarah and Eleazer. Isaac Mer-
riam died April 19. 1741, at the early age of twenty-
seven, and his widow on September 10, 1746, mar-
ried Nathaniel Ball of Concord, Massachusetts.
She died at Groton, New Hampshire, May 25. 1799.
in her eighty-ninth year.

(VII) Isaac (2), eldest child and only son of
Isaac (i) and Sarah (Davis) Merriam, was born
at Concord, Massachusetts, September 2, 1736. He
was a felt-maker and hatter: but on December 4,
1771, he sold his land and shop in Concord and
removed to Ashburnham, where he was promineil
in town afifairs, serving as selectman and in other
capacities. In 1790 he was living in Concord again,
and in 1793 removed to Groton. New Hampshire,
and in his old age to Brandon, Vermont, where he



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died. Isaac (2) Merriam was twice married. His
first wife was Eleanor Munroe of Lexington, Mas-
sachusetts, whom he wedded April 10, 1759. She
died at Concord, July 19, 1768, leaving four chil-
dren: David, Isaac (3), Jonathan and Benjamin.
On December 2, 1768, Isaac (2) Merriam married
his second wife Rebecca, daughter of Gershom
Davis, of Acton, Massachusetts. She died at Bran-
don, Vermont, April 20, 1812, leaving two children :
Joshua and Jonas Davis. Isaac (2) Merriam died
at Brandon, Vermont, December i, 1825, at the age
of eighty-nine, being the first of his family to at-
tain great length of years.

(VII) Isaac (3), second son and child of Isaac
(2) and his first wife, Sarah (Davis) Merriam,
was born at Concord, Massachusetts, January 29,
1762. He lived in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, in
early life, removing thence to Northumberland,
New Hampshire, and finally to Jackson, New York,
where he died. He was a hatter and a soldier in
the Revolution. In 1789 he married Betsey Waite,
daughter of William Waite, who was born April 8,
1765. They had eight children : David, Isaac, Bet-
sey, William, Jonas, whose sketch follows; Benja-
min, Joseph Waite, and Sarah. The third son, Wil-
liam, was born March 21, 1796, and died July 5,
1814. at the battle of Chippewa. Isaac (3) Merriam
died at Jackson, New York, February i, 1853, at
the advanced age of ninety-one years.

(VIII) Jonas, fourth son and fifth child of
Isaac (3) and Betsey (Waite) JMerriam, was born
at Northumberland, New Hampshire, May 23, 1798.
He lived at Stratford, New Hampshire, and was a
farmer all his life. He attended the Methodist
Church, and held all the town ofifices. His first
wife and the mother of his children was Mrs. Lu-
cinda B. (Gramsby) Day, daughter of George
Gramsby. She was born August 27. 181 1, and died
August 25, 1866, leaving three children : Harvey
Rice, Edward Benjamin and Charles Henry, whose
sketch follows. Harvey Rice, the eldest son, was
born July 6, 1841, enlisted in the Fourth Iowa Cav-
alry during the Civil war, and was killed at the
battle of ^ed River, Louisiana. In 1868 Jonas
Merriam married his second wife, Mrs. Ann Maria
(Bond) Wilson, who died in May, 1883. There
were no children by the second marriage. Jonas
Merriam died at Stratford, January 25, i88g, in his
ninetieth year, almost equalling his father and ex-
ceeding his grandfather in length of days.

(IX) Charles Henry, youngest of the three sons
of Jonas and Lucinda (Gramsby) (Day) Merriam,
was born at Stratford, New Hampshire, May i,
1850, and now lives on the same farm where he
first saw the light. He was educated in the com-
mon schools, and began farming at an early age.
He has about hundred and twenty acres under cul-
tivation. On October 24. 1S72, Charles Henry Mer-
riam married Emm.a A. Gardner, daughter of Eze-

kiel and Gardner of Stratford, who was

born September 29, 1853. There are four children :
Marion Eames, born March 12, 1S74, married John
Carl Burbank, December 28, 1904, and lives in
Brunswick, Vermont ; Thomas Oakley, born No-
vember 22, 1878. married Agnes St. John on No-
vember 24, 1903, and is a farmer at Stratford : Car-
rie Belle, born December i, 1882, lives at home, and
Henry Albert, born December 31. 1S86, is employed
by the Telephone Company at Stratford.



Patrick Harrington, who lately

HARRINGTON passed away in Manchester,

was among the industrious

and successful business men of that citv. He was



a native of Mitchelstown, Ireland, born in 1838, a
son of Daniel and Margaret (Carey) Harrington.
When the son was about two years of age the par-
ents started for Quebec. The father died in Liver-
pool before they had embarked, and was buried
there. The mother with her children proceeded on
the voyage, and very soon found their waj' from
Quebec to Manchester, New Hampshire. Here the
son was educated in the public and parochial
schools, and at the age of fourteen years set out
to maintain himself by taking employment in the
print works. He was subsequently employed in
Aretus Blood's locomotive works as a watchman,.
and subsequently drove a team about the city.
Having saved his wages, after a time he became
proprietor of a team, and continued as a teaming
contractor until 1890. His earnings were invested
in real estate which soon came to be valuable, and
through the improvements which he made made
him a comparatively wealthy man. He first pur-
chased property at 43 Lake Avenue, and engaged
in the bottling business, to which he subsequently
added wholesale trade in liquors. In 1895 he bought
property at 17 Lake Avenue, and the next year
built a large brick building in which are thirty-two
tenements, and on the ground floor continued his-
business there until his death, which occurred June
26. 1905, at the age of sixty-seven years. He was
one of the originators of the Portsmouth Brewing
Company at Manchester,- of which he continued to
be a director during his life, and was also a stock-
holder in various local interests. Having been
reared in the Roman Catholic Church, he allied
himself with the Cathedral Parish of Manchester,,
to which he gave faithful and liberal support. In
political affairs he had acted with the Democratic
party until its national platform was dominated by
the free silver idea, after which he abandoned it.
He served at one time as a member of the common
council of Manchester, but as a rule declined to ac-
cept any official station. He was married to Mar-
garet Carey, who was born in Limerick, Ireland,
daughter of James and Ann Carey, and came when
three years old to America with her parents, who
lived in Manchester. James Carey was for many
years engaged in teaming for the Amoskeag Mills,
and subsequently engaged in the wood business in
Manchester, and has been many years deceased.
Five of the six children of Mr. and Mrs. Harring-
ton are now living. The eldest. James P., died in
1900. William F., the second, is the subject of the
succeeding paragraph. Ellen is the wife of Patrick
H. Sullivan, residing in Manchester. Lawrence J.,
the fourth, is engaged in continuing the business of
his father in conjunction with his elder brother.
Annie F. (Mrs. Thomas Collins) resides in Bos-
ton. Mary C., the youngest, resides with her wid-
owed mother in Manchester.

William Francis Harrington, eldest surviving
son of Patrick and Margaret (Carey) Harrington,
was born September 11, 1871, in Manchester, and
was educated in the public schools of the city,
graduating from the high school in 1891, in his
twentieth year. He was early accustomed to assist
his father in the conduct of his business, and be-
came bookkeeper of the establishment and was-
later employed in the same capacity by the Ports-
mouth Brewing Company, of which he is now the
treasurer. Upon the death of his father he became
the active manager of the business established by
the latter, which still occupies the major portion of
his time. He is a director of the Merchants' Na-
tional Bank, and in some other interests of the
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positions. He is identified with numerous social
organizations and fraternal bodies of the city, be-
ing affiliated with the Benevolent Protective Order
of Elks, Knights of Pythias, Knights of Columbus,
Amoskeag Veterans, and the Derryfield Club. He
is a member of the Cathedral Parish of the Roman
Catholic Church in Manchester, and gives his po-
litical allegiance to the Republican party. Mr. Har-
rington is an active and successful business man.
having extensive real estate interests to care for in
connection with the business inherited from his
father. He is genial, atfable and intelligent, and
a pleasant person to meet in either a business or a
social way.

One of the earliest settlers of this
TASKER name in New Hampshire was Wil-
liam Tasker (or Tasket), who was of
Dover from 1075 to 1689. Samuel Tasker, prob-
ably his son, w-as of Dover, and was mortally
wounded by the Indians in June, 1704. The sub-
jects of the following sketches are probably de-
scended from William Tasker, the settler.

(I) Moses S. Tasker was born in Strafford,
New Hampshire, and died in 1894. When a young
man he located at Centre Ossipee and by dili-
gence, economy and good management, became one
of the prosperous farmers of Carroll county. He
married Salome Nichols, a daughter of James and

Nichols. Her father was a soldier in the

was of 1812. Six children were born to them:
Amanda (died young), Doxan (died young) ;
Amanda, the second of that name, married Frank
Heath ; Lydia, married Frank Foss ; one child died
young, unnamed; George F. is the subject of the
next paragraph.

(H) George F., only son and youngest child of
Moses S. and Salome (Nichols) Tasker, was born
in Moultonville, December 9, 1866, and was edu-
cated in the common schools. He grew up on his
father's farm and followed farming, and then went
into the butcher business until 1907. having a suc-
cessful trade. He then sold out and has again
turned his attention to that ancient and independent
- employment — the cultivation of the earth. He is
a member of Ossipee Tribe, No. 19, Improved Or-
der of Red Men.



The immigrant ancestor of the
ATKINSON Atkinsons of this sketch was one
of that A-ast army of ambitious
citizens who leave their early homes in Europe to
make their homes in America, and find here in
the newer parts of the country the success that cir-
cumstances denied in the crowded centers of a
thickly populated country.

(I) Thomas Atkinson was born in England.
He settled in Melbourne, Province of Quebec, Can-
ada, where he was a brick and stone mason. In
the latter part of his life he was a contractor at
Compton, where he died in 1865. He married ^le-
li?sa Nott, daughter of George Nott, of New^ Hamp-
shire. Three children were born of this marriage :
Louisa Ann, Christopher George, and Thomas C,
whose sketch follows. ' All live in Coos.

(II) Thomas C. youngest child of Thomas and
Melissa (Nott) Atkinson, was born in Melbourne,
Anril 13, 1846. He was educated in the common
schools and began to work at lumbering. In 1859
he went to Orono, i\Iaine, where he was employed
for tw'enty years. In the fall of 1879 he removed to
Coos, in the town of Strafford, New Hampshire,
and became the proprietor of a hotel, which he con-



ducted for some time, and then took the Mill Hotel.
He carried that on until 1898, and then built the
Hotel Atkinson, which he has ever since managed,
doing a prosperous business. In 1904 he was elected
selectman, and in 1906 was elected to the lower
house of the legislature; and received in each case
at the end of his term the approbation of his fellow
citizens for the manner in which he had discharged
his duties. He has a decided liking for fraternal
organizations, and is a member of several of them.
He is a member of the Masonic fraternity — lodge,
chapter and commandery; the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias and Knights
of Honor. He married (first), Louise Stafford,
who was born- at Oldtown, Maine. He married
(second), Annie Hartwell. The children of this
marriage are: Harold Hartwell and Frances Geor-
giana.



This surname is probably derived from
LODGE the place of abode of its first posse§sor.
Only three generations of the Lodges
of this article have resided in America.

(I) Berington Lodge, a native of England,_ came
to America and settled in Kingsley, Province of Que-
bec, Canada, where he lived on a farm.

(II) George Henry, son of Berington Lodge,
was born in Kingsley, Province of Quebec, April
30. 1831. He was a lifelong and prosperous farmer,
owning a place of three hundred acres. He mar-
ried Sarah Jane Burbank, who was born in Slat-
ington, ■ Province of Quebec, December 9, 1833.
Their children, all born in Slatington, were: Wil-
liam, born February 23, 1858, married Frances Wil-
lows ; Clara, October 24, i860, married Clarence
Alatthews ; Hollis H., December 9, 1861 ; Etta Sa-
rah. May 13, 1862, married Wallace Stevens, and
resides in Manchester; Thomas Elson, November
24, 1863: and Ernest Linsey, the subject of the next
paragraph.

(III) Ernest Linsey, sixth and youngest child
of George H. and- Sarah Jane (Burbank) Lodge,
was born in Slatington, Province of Quebec, Jan-
uary 22. 1866, and educated in the comryon schools.
He worked at agricultural pursuits and in the
slate factory until about twenty-one years of age,
and then went to Bangor, Pennsylvania. He after-
ward settled in Manchester, New Hampshire. He
worked at carpentry for a time, and later took
small contracts on his own account for a few years.
Since 1894 he has been successfully engaged as a
carpenter and builder, and has erected a large num-
ber of buildings in Manchester, principally dwell-
ings. ]\Ir. Lodge is a member of the Congregational
Church, and in politics is a Republican. He mar-
ried Etta M. Willie, who was born in Nicolet Falls,
Province of Quebec, May 9, 1863, daughter of Nor-
ris M. and Mehilla Willie. They are the parents
of Alberta IMaud, Beatrice, Harold. James, Prim-
rose, and George Frederick. Primrose, born June
3, 1868, married W. J. Moyles, and lives in Man-
chester. George Frederick, born January 3, 1870,
married Ida Moyles, and lives in Slatington. They
have three children: Hildah, Edith and Elvira.

From the land of O'Connell and Gold-



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