Walter J. Travis

Personal Walter John Travis was born in Maldon, Australia, on January 10, 1862, the fourth of eleven children born to Charles and Susan Travis.  As a child, and later in life, Walter J. was described as “slight of build, with above average intelligence”.  He was a very successful student, and displayed a very special knack … More Walter J. Travis

Edward Swift Isham

Edward Swift Isham was born on January 15, 1836 in Bennington, Vermont. He was the eldest son of Pierpont Isham, later a justice on the Vermont Supreme Court. He was raised in northwestern Massachusetts. At the age of sixteen, he had to drop out of school due to illness. After two years’ recovery in South … More Edward Swift Isham

John H. Whipple, Past Masonic Grand Master Dead

March 23, 1922 A long time resident of Manchester, well known throughout the state, closes active life at seventy-seven. John H. Whipple, a Past Grand Master of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Vermont, died at his home in Manchester Center on Monday morning after an illness of seven days of pneumonia, in his 77th year. … More John H. Whipple, Past Masonic Grand Master Dead

Charles H. Willard

From the Manchester Journal: On Monday morning last Charles H. Willard passed from this life at the age of 55 years. Mr. Willard had been in very poor health for more than a year and while it was expected that he would hardly live through the spring, still is was a shock when the news … More Charles H. Willard

Angel of Dellwood

The angel of Dellwood, erected by the widow of Mr. Arthur Taylor after his unexplained suicide in 1905. Mr. Taylor was in good health and sound mind having just begun the summer season in Manchester at his home, the Cascades on River Road with wife and young son. He was elected as Secretary of the … More Angel of Dellwood