Photograph of Mary D. Musgrove, from Bristol (NH)
Historical Society. My thanks to Lucille Keegan.
Mary Donker Musgrove was born on 22 October 1875 in Bristol, Grafton Co. NH, daughter of Captain Richard Watson and Henrietta Maria “Etta”(Guild) Musgrove. She led a long and productive life, and died on 6 Sep 1944. To those who wonder about the unusual middle name of Donker, it was her paternal grandmother’s surname as you will see in the genealogy below.
Miss Musgrove was buried in her family’s plot in Homeland Cemetery, Bristol NH where generations of the Musgrove family lie. It is what is in between those two dates that made her special. My thanks to Lucille Keegan of the Bristol (NH) Historical Society for her help with this story.
The book, “One Thousand New Hampshire Notables,” by Henry H. Metcalf, Francis M. Abbott [1919, Hathi Trust], both compilers of which are also suffragists, is a wonderful source of biographical information as follows: ” Continue reading