Mrs. C. Frances (Hobbs) McLucas was
a former president of the Pelham Historical Society. She felt strongly about the
lack of written History of Pelham. At the time of her death she was compiling this
story of town history and of the Hobbs family. We The Pelham Historical Society was
requested to publish it. We present it in its entirety - unedited and unfinished -
just as Mrs. McLucas left it.
We would dedicate the story to Miss Mary Hobbs, her sister, who
was the first regular Librarian appointed in Pelham. She served the town faithfully
in that capacity from 1892-1955 a period of some 63 years. "Miss Molly"
was held in high esteem by all those whom she served so well.
We thank Mr. Samuel Hobbs, her brother, now of California, for
his financial assistance and encouragement. We know that he must be justifiably
proud of his family's long tradition of service to Pelham, New Hampshire.
We also thank Carla (Hobbs) Bordeleau, her grand-niece for
designing the cover.
The Pelham Historical Society
Copyright © March 1975 as a part of
Pelham's contribution to the
Carrolyn M. Law,