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125 Silver Street

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This lot, part of the Robert Christy estate until it was subdivided in 1895, was purchased by Sarah A. Ham Glass for her niece Mary Edith Ricker and her husband James. By 1897, the Gallaghers were occupying their new home here. In 1898, Mary Edith fell off a horse and died of peritonitis; James then sold the home in 1903 to Dwight Hall.

May Edith’s mother, Mary Abby Ham Ricker, bequeathed her estate for the construction of a memorial chapel, located in Pine Hill Cemetery, was completed in October 1912.

In 1908, Dwight Hall sold the house to William Hall Roberts. Clerk of Court and direct descendant of one of Dover’s first settlers, Thomas Robert. Mr. Robert and wife Lila Burgess had two children, Wade and Wilma. Wilma Roberts Thorin Sowerby taught for many years at the Verney School and still resides in Dover.
        From the 1990 Heritage Walking Tour booklet

 

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