When Nelson William Stearns was born on April 8, 1930, in New London, Merrimack, New Hampshire, his father, Nathan Augustus Stearns, was 42 and his mother, Lillian may Stearns, was 34. He married Shirley Beatrice Pease on July 3, 1953, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire. They had a baker’s dozen of children in 16 years. Six children remain living; June Lee, Vickie Mae, Marjorie Rae, Eleanor Ann, Susan Ruth and Nelson Neal. He died on August 12, 1988, in Bridgton, Maine, at the age of 58, and was buried in Millwoods Cemetery South Sutton, Merrimack, New Hampshire along side his son, William Nelson Stearns 1962-1962. His other children were still born. He had one sister, Eleanor May Stearns Duncan.
Here are a few photographs from his lifetime:
I believe this is the Pembroke Garage in Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire. It is possible that it is the shop on Route # in Hooksett, Merrimack, New Hampshire.
He loved to barter. He bartered stud fees for meat with the farmer, Mr. French, across the street. I remember working beside my parents cutting, grinding and package our meat for the freezer.
This is one of the last photographs of my father before he died 12 Aug 1988 of colon cancer. The happiness and loved they shared just exudes from this photo.
I love and miss you both. You are in my heart and thoughts daily.