Life in Hopedale, by or about:
Elizabeth Adams – Hopedale Community member who lived to the age of 100.
John Albee – Life long ago in South Milford (Now South Hopedale)
The Arnold Family – Written in 1953.
David Atkinson – Growing up in Spindleville.
Leonard Baird – The Brae Burn, Drapers, Spartanburg, Greensboro, etc.
Eben Draper Bancroft – Son of Joseph and Sylvia Bancroft
Joseph Bancroft – An account of his life by his daughter, Lilla Bancroft Pratt.
Lilla (Bancroft) Bracken Pratt – Daughter of Joseph and Sylvia Bancroft
Charles and Lura (Bancroft) Day – Daughter of Joseph and Sylvia Bancroft
Sylvia Bancroft – Also by Lilla Bancroft Pratt.
William H. Barney, Sr. and William H. Barney, Jr. – WHB, Sr was manager of Hopedale Coal & Ice, and an early Hopedale photographer. WHB, Jr. provided information about his father and the photos.
Eva (Bresciani) Barsanti – Working at the Brae Burn Inn and other Hopedale memories.
Otto Beiersdorf – Nephew of Paul von Hindenburg, gun collector.
John P. Benda – Eulogy.
Richard Bodreau – Growing up in Hopedale in the 1960s and ’70s.
George Bushnell – Draper and Country Club memories
Byrne Family Farm – A small dairy farm in the 1940s – Hartford Avenue
Kleber Campbell – Country doctor
John Cembruch – Growing up in the Seven Sisters in the 30s and 40s, working at Drapers, the great Roosevelt prank, dealing with “the man,” the union, and more. Cembruch, Part 2 Part 3
Hester Chilson – Hopedale resident from 1920 until her death in 2005 at the age of 100.
John Chute – White City
Marshall Clark – Growing up in Hopedale in the 1920s and 1930s.
John Coniaris, M.D. – Obituary
Michael Connelly – A boys life in Hopedale, 1965 – 1970.
Dana Cutter – From pot scrubber to class president to plaque on the wall at CCHS.
Mike Cyr – Working in textile mills. Vanilla Coke – Mike’s memories of the drug store.
Virginia Cyr – Hopedale reporter for the Milford News.
Lucy Day – Obituary.
Esther “Tootsie” Deletti – Milford, Hopedale Pharmacy, The Larches, etc.
Mort Dennett – Town clerk for many years.
Charles Dillon, Jr. – Drowned in Spindleville Pond, 1944.
Charles Espanet – Teacher, coach, parks department recreation director.
Freddie Evers – Snow plowing in the old days.Highway Department superintendent
Carol Strobeck Fannelli and Priscilla Knight Elliott – Hopedale in the 1950s
Julius Firmin – Growing up in Fitzwilliam, NH, farming, driving truck, etc.
Frederick FitzGerald – Draper research head killed in plane crash, 1960
Dana Francis – Aerosmith and “pre-Aerosmith.”
Thomas Gaffney – Hopedale and Drapers back to the 1870s.
Gannett Family – By Dorothy Draper Gannett Hamlen, daughter off Gov. Draper
John “Gilly” Gilbertson – Served during World War II on a sailboat, and much more.
Robert “Zeke” Hammond – Third-generation Hopedale resident – Depression memories.
Don Handley – The Town Hall Spa, 1940 – 1957
Marjorie Hattersley – Children’s librarian at the Bancroft Library.
Betty Henneberry – Growing up in South Hopedale
Heman Hersey – One of the last Hopedale residents to have smallpox.
Art Holmes – Hopedale in the 40s.
Bob Holmes – Hopedale in the 40s.
Marjorie Horton – Growing up on Bancroft Park, the ski hill, and more.
Ruth and Frances Howarth – Champion swimmers, 1938 – 1940.
John and Eleanor (Crockett) Hutchinson – Milford News article, studying at the Sorbonne, etc..
Patricia (McKeon) Johnson – Growing up in Hopedale in the 1940s.
Dr. Verner Johnson – Office at Adin Street home in the 1950s.
Sam Kellogg – Highway superintendent, police chief, fire chief, selectman, etc., etc
Meredith Kennedy – Memories of the Bell family of Prospect Street.
Jeanne Kinney – Founder, Friends of Adin Ballou – Obituary and words of remembrance.
Dennis Lamothe – Obituary
William Lapworth – Hopedale Elastic Fabric Company.
Paul Lawson – The Pest House and Elmhurst Farm
Joe Leoncini – Memories that go back to the twenties.
Ron L’Heureux – The Draper apprentice school.
Tom Lipsky –Parklands memories.
Fred Loeper – Growing up in Hopedale in the 1960s.
Marilyn “Lyn” Lovell – Growing up on a Vermont farm.
Cecilia “CeCe” Malloy Memories from friends and family
Dan Malloy – Memories of the 1940s and 1950s.
Ed Malloy – Henry Patricks, working in Milford, etc.
Elaine Malloy – Director of the Bancroft Library, 1988 – 2001.
Evelyn Malloy – Words of remembrance
Tom Malloy – Hopedale police chief from 1943 to 1963.
Hermina Marcus – White City, Drapers, the war years, softball, etc.
Al Marzetta – The Maple Street neighborhood in the 1940s and 1950s.
John Mayo – A resident of The Ledges for 54 years, and well-known around town.
Don McGrath – The Oak Street. Freedom Street neighborhood; horse-drawn milk wagons.
Dave Meade – Hopedale and Milford rock bands of the sixties and seventies.
Philip and Kenneth Melin – Died in Hopedale Airport plane crash, 1972.
Charles Merrill – Hopedale in 1910.
The Midgley family – Coming to America from Keighley, Yorkshire.
Harry Midgley, Jr. – Injured by a “robot bomb.”
Wilfred Midgley – Prisoner of war during World War 11.
Carl Miner – Coach, gym teacher, obituary
Dick Moore – Hopedale selectman, state senator, – An address to the Union Church Men’s Brotherhood, 1986
Denise Moroney – Growing up in Spindleville
Arnold Nealley – Photograper, hunter and fisherman.
Dana Newcombe – Aerosmith, the Hopedale Airport crash, and more.
Eugene Newhall – White Mountain vacation, 1910
William F. Northrop – Obituary
Elizabeth Noyes – Born in Hopedale in 1890.
Winogene (Phipps) Noyes – Hopedale historian.
Beverly (Sparhawk) Orff – Born in what later became the Sacred Heart rectory.
Arthur “Red” Pennington – Cartoons of Draper employees in the 1950s.
Joe Perry and Aerosmith
Mary Perry – Mary’s aerobics project, obituary
Mary Phillips – Memories of her Milford and Hopedale years
Robert S. Phillips – Obituary
Frances Rae – Spindleville
Roy Rehbein – Also, growing up in Hopedale … .. and Roy’s “good night for a swim” story.
James Roberts – Diary entries from 1946.
Philip Roberts – Obituary and family photos
James Ronan – Obituary
Charles Roper – Inventor.
Sylvester Roper – Motorcycle inventor – Hopedale resident???
Rosenfeld family and business
Kenneth Sanderson – Inventor at Drapers and at home.
Mary Jean Newhall Seaburg – Our Gang circuses and more.
Roberta Simmons – Spindleville.
Pearl Sneiderman – Saved crippled brother from fire
Claude Snider – Draper executive
Anna Thwing Spaulding – Christmas in early Hopedale.
Dot Stanas – Hopedale in the 30s and 40s.
John Stanas – Champion swimmer
Leola Stearns – Henry Patrick’s Store
Henry Stenberg, Jr. – Obituary
Robert Stewart – Obituary
Marcelle Stoltz – Northrop street resident, grew up in France and Germany during World War II.
Peg Sweeney – The Boston Celtics at The Larches
Reggie Sweet – The Westcott Mill
Al Tarca – Life in Milford, Hopedale, and in the Navy in World War II
Gilbert Thompson – A founder of the National Geographic Society. and fingerprinting pioneer.
Muriel (Henry) Tinkham – The Henry family farm on Dutcher Street.
John Verrelli – Draper employee, hunter, fisherman
Dick Volpe – The Navy, Drapers, ATF Davidson, Data General, and more.
Richard Wade – Obituary
Samuel Walker – President of Home National Bank, mansion near Mill River
Warfield family genealogy
Bill Wright – Memories of Joe Perry and the early days of Aerosmth, etc., and links to more of Bill’s memories.
Gary Wright – A Hopedale Pond fish story.
World War II – the war years in Hopedale – Memories of Dot (Bell) Stanas, Muriel (Henry) Tinkham, Liz (Gaskill) Demars, Perry and Shirley (Patinaude ) MacNevin, Phil Roberts, Dave Atkinson, and Dan Malloy.
Origen Young – Noted organist.
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