As of August 2013, we've begun to include obituaries of passing Historical Society members. We will be adding older obituaries over time.
Clough, Cecilia (Cele)
Cecelia “Cele” E. Clough, a longtime resident of Amherst, NH died on
June 6, 2016 at Carlyle Place, Bedford, NH.
Lincoln, Charles Jewett
SEDGWICK, MAINE — Charles Jewett Lincoln II passed peacefully July 25, 2013, with his daughter and grandson at his side. Charles was born June 16, 1919, in Port Washington, N.Y. He was the son of Roy Melville Lincoln and Grace Hendricks Lincoln and beloved nephew of Charles Jewett Lincoln and Theodora Hendricks Lincoln. Charles is a descendant of Paul Revere, Charles Coffin Jewett and Abraham Lincoln and proudly carried forth the legacy and integrity of these great men.
Charles graduated from the New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H., in 1938 and Brown University in 1942. From 1942-1946 he served the country in World War II, with the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific. Charles was one of the officers in charge of the 51st Defense Battalion, which was the first all African-American battalion. He was very proud of his years in the Marine Corps. After serving in World War II, Charles studied law at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It was here he earned his law degree and met the love of his life, Evangeline Wiseman. They were married for almost 70 years, until she passed in 2010. Charles and Evangeline’s love, devotion, and dedication to each other were traits that everyone who knew them celebrated and admired. Charles and Evangeline settled in Amherst, N.H., where he became the town judge and practiced law. He also served as judge in the District Court in Manchester, N.H. With a keen sense of humor, Charles wrote the book “New England Town Affairs: The Puckerbrush Papers,” which chronicled true cases from Amherst and Milford, N.H.; the names changed to protect the “not-so innocent.” While living in Amherst, Charles’ hobbies included building an asphalt plant with his friend, David Ramsay, manufacturing British fisherman smocks, collecting fire engines in his barn, starting a diamond needle company, and operating a fleet of commercial lobster boats. He was often found in Rye Harbor, N.H., on one of his boats fishing with his daughter, or cruising about the New Hampshire coast.
Charles is survived by his daughter, Evangeline Anne Lincoln Wollmar and her husband, Douglas, with whom he lived with for the last nine years of his life; his three grandchildren, Aaron Lincoln Friedman, Skylar Allyn Lincoln and Charles Jefferson Friedman; also his son, Colin Lincoln and his wife, Leona Clough; grandson and his wife, Jason and Estelle Lincoln;, and a great-grandson, Dylan Lincoln. He also leaves behind his dear friend and former law partner, William Edwards, who remains a loyal and very special friend to Charles and his family.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at the Somesville Union Meeting House. Private interment will be held at the Old Ship’s Church Cemetery, Hingham, Mass. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in Charles’ honor be made to the families’ church, the Somesville Union Meeting House, P.O. Box 96, Somesville, ME 04660. Also, Charles would encourage everyone to pick up a good book of humor and enjoy a good laugh. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth.
Lincoln, Evangeline Johnston
Evangeline Lincoln, 93, died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Sonogee Rehab. and Living Center in Bar Harbor, Maine. Evangeline was born March 20, 1917 in New Berlin, New York, the daughter of Peter and May (Johnston) Wiseman. She was brought up near Ottawa Canada, where her father was a Methodist minister. ... She was a graduate of Ashbury School for Women, the University of Kentucky, and the Canadian Conservatory of Music. She also earned a graduate degree in international Law from The University of Michigan, where she met Charles Jewett Lincoln, the love of her life and husband of 69 years. Evangeline was a concert pianist, a church organist, gourmet cook, loving wife, mother and “Nana.” ... In 1975 she survived a massive heart attack where she died and came back to life after 4 minutes. In that time she experienced what she believed to be Heaven. ... Even in her last months, suffering from Alzheimer's, she continued to delight everyone she met with her huge smile, exuberant singing and joy. Evangeline passed away peacefully holding her husband's hand and with her daughter at her side. She is survived by her husband, Charles, daughter Evangeline Anne Wollmar and her husband Douglas of Trenton, Maine, her son Colin Lincoln and his wife Leona Clough of Hollis NH, grandson and his wife, Jason and Estelle Lincoln;, and a great-grandson, Dylan Lincoln.
Wichman, William Merrick (Bill)
On December 12th, 2015, William Merrick (Bill) Wichman passed away
peacefully at Community Hospice House in Merrimack N.H., of
complications from ALS. A long-time resident of Amherst, NH, he was 78.
Odell, Marjorie Noble Odell
Marjorie N. Odell, 90,
lifelong resident of Amherst, NH, died November 30, 2010 at Elliot
Hospital, Manchester, NH. She was born in Mont Vernon, NH on October 10,
1920, a daughter of the late Herbert and Emma (Alexander) Noble.
Young, Marion G.
Marion G. Young, 88,
longtime resident of Amherst, NH, died on December 27, 2012 at the home
of her daughter and son-in-law in Goffstown, NH. She was born in
Cambridge, MA on June 27, 1924, a daughter of Peter and Alice (Hayes)
Macklin. Marion graduated from Somerville (MA) High School, Class of
1941 and Salem State College, Class of 1945. She continued with graduate
studies at Boston University and Rivier College. Prior to her marriage
in 1949, she taught high school in Ipswich, MA and Waltham, MA. She
moved to Amherst in 1949 and spent more than 30 years teaching Business
Education at Milford Area Senior High School.
She was predeceased by
her husband, Donald O. Young, who died in 1988. Family members include
two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia A. and Steven Giguere of
Goffstown, NH, Jean C. and John Rotch of Milford, NH; two sons and
daughters-in-law, Raymond A. and Leticia Young of San Diego, CA, Paul A.
and Anne Young of Exeter, NH; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; a
brother-in-law, Jake Young of Amherst, NH; many nieces and nephews.