Saturday, June 14, 2014

1908 Graduation Photograph of James Dennis Cash: New Hampshire College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts

1908 photograph, presumably a graduation photograph, of James Dennis Cash of the Massabesic Lake area of Auburn, New Hampshire, a senior at New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, at Durham, New Hampshire.

The entire piece measures about 10" x 7"; the photograph itself measures about 5-1/4" x 3".

The photograph was found with another 1908 graduation photograph from the same college, that of Oren Lovell Farwell of Harrisville, New Hampshire.

From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

James Dennis Cash - or James Denis Cash - was born 7 May 1887, the son, I believe, of Thomas A. Cash and Ida F. (Larkin) Cash. The reason for my hesitation is that in the 1900 Census of Manchester, he's shown living in the household of Hannibal and Addie Dunaway and enumerated as their son.  However, on his marriage records, he lists Thomas A. Cash and Ida F. (Larkin) Cash.

Read the "Individual Record" of James Dennis Cash at New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts here.  A 1909 publication, State of New Hampshire Reports 1907-1908, published in 1909, indicates that he was a teacher in New Hampshire.

On 16 April 1915 at Manchester, New Hampshire, James married Florence M. Charnley, daughter of Alexander and Frances (Riley) Charnley.  Sadly, Florence died of complications of childbirth on 30 June 1916 at Manchester, New Hampshire, and was buried at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Her child was stillborn.

On 27 June 1923 at Manchester, New Hampshire, James married Esther M. Maloney, daughter of Stephen and Ellen (McCarthy) Maloney.  They had, I believe, two children, a daughter and a son.

The family of four was living at Manchester, New Hampshire, at the time of enumeration of the 1930 Census; James was working as a civil engineer at either a cotton mill or a carton mill.  By 1940, the family of four was still together at Manchester, New Hampshire; James was working as an inspector for the State of New Hampshire.

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