Henry A. Weymouth, M.D.
Dr. Henry A. Weymouth, born in Gilmanton October 14, 1820, died at Andover October 22, 1908.
Doctor Weymouth was the son of Daniel and Honor (Hall) Weymouth of Gilmanton, and a grandson of George Weymouth, a native of Rye, who married Huldah Folsom of Epping and settled in that part of Gilmanton now Belmont.
He was educated in the academies at Gilmanton and Meredith; studied medicine with Dr. Nahum Wight of Gilmanton and attended lectures at the Dartmouth and Vermont medical colleges, graduating from the latter, at Woodstock, in June 1843, and commencing the practice of his profession in Andover in September following, where he continued until his death --- a period of more than sixty-five years. He was for a long time located on "Tauton Hill, " in the east part of the town, but finally removed to the Center Village.
While devoting himself mainly to his chosen profession, in which he attained great skill and won wide reputation, and rendered faithful service to the people, in whose affectionate regard he held higher rank then most men of his profession ever attain, he took a deep interest in general welfare of the community and gave time and attention to its promotion in other directions. He had served as moderator at the Andover town meetings for fifty terms; was for some years a member of the school committee; represented the town in the legislature in 1869, 1870, 1879, 1880, and 1899, and had been a justice of the peace for thirty-eight years. He also served as physician for the town board of health from the time when the office was established. Politically he was an earnest and unswerving Democrat, and was associated with the Unitarian church at Andover. He was a member of the Masonic order of the New Hampshire Medical Society and of the American Medical Association..
Doctor Weymouth married Louisa, daughter of Bailey and Polly (Rundlett) Young of Gilmanton, who died June 13, 1890. Their children were Hattie Elizabeth, who married William A. Walker, assistant superintendent of the Concord and Peterborough division of the B. & M. Railroad, and died in 1889, leaving a daughter, Alma L., an accomplished musician, whose home has been with her grandfather; Daniel Bailey, now a prominent merchant of Bristol, and George Weare, a successful physician at Lyme.
It is said of Doctor Weymouth that he never presented any many a bill for professional service in all his long career, and never failed to respond to a call for service if it was in his power to do so. On the occasion of the 88th anniversary of his birth, occurring but eight days previous to his sudden summons "over the river," the following poetic tribute from the pen of Hon. Clarence Carr, to the "Good Old Country Doctor," friend and neighbor, were read the same appearing in the last issue of the Granite Monthly and which may be appropriately reproduced at this time:
In the warp of the years scrolled behind you, You have woven the hearts of your friends, By this token they come to remind you Of affection that fades not, nor ends. The mountains and skies high above you, The waters that flow at your feet, Are singing today how they love you, And bringing you memories sweet. And richer and fairer and sweeter, Than the hills in their gorgeous array Is your life. It is fuller completer, And subtler and grander than they. May the strength of the hills be about you, Their glory abiding, divine, Be your glory in the hearts that never doubt you, And love passing woman's be thine.