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Samuel T. Fuller

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1st Lt. Samuel T. Fuller Infantry - U.S. Army 1913-1944 Samuel T. Fuller was a graduate of Kennett High School in the Class of 1931.  He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Fuller of North Conway, NH.  Sam entered the Army as a private on June 29, 1941.  In November of 1943, he went overseas with a motorized infantry division, as a first lieutenant.  He received his Ed.M at the University of Vermont in 1941. Sam was killed in action on July 27, 1944, presumably in an operation about St. Lo in France, as a part of the Normandy invasion by Allied Forces.  He had been in combat for a short period of time when he was mortally wounded. Born in Brandon, VT on June 22, 1913 he was the 10th generation in the direct male line of descent from Dr. Samuel Fuller of the Mayflower. As a young boy, Sam attended school in Lancaster, NH and in 1926 he came to live in Conway when his father was elected to be Superintendent of Schools in Conway.  Sam entered Kennett High School in the fall of 1927 and

Then & Now - 95 years, Roaming the Halls of Kennett

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Then & Now - 95 years,  Roaming the Halls of Kennett On September 15, 1923, a dedication took place with 800 residents from Conway and surrounding towns. This ceremony was to present the keys to Kennett High School to William Carter, town treasurer. Mr. Carter in return presented the keys to Arthur Furber rep- resenting the school board and asked for the co-operation of the townspeople in managing this wonderful gift from A. Crosby Kennett. Just 2 days later, thirty-six students enrolled as Seniors at A. Crosby Kennett High School. This school was to bring an enlarged corps of instructors, permitting advance work and a wider range of courses in language and literature, special courses in domestic science and splendid opportunities for practical and manual training. As well as athletics and all extra curriculum activities were greatly improved. Fifteen years later (1938-1939) Kennett began busting at the seems, enrollment was up, due to the baby boom after the war and an addition wa

A. Crosby Kennett

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A. Crosby Kennett for whom our beloved school was named after Few teachers or students are aware of the importance of this individual for whom our institution of higher learning was named. Are you? A. Crosby Kennett was born in Madison on July 27, 1859, just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. He was the son of William Kennett of Madison and Sarah E. Russell of Conway. He attended schools in Madison and New Hampton. A great local trivia question would be, "What was A. Crosby Kennett's first name?" Old-timers such as Maurice Lovejoy, who Kennett took under his wing as a kid, said he hated the name and therefore went by the middle name. The answer: Alpheus. Mr. Lovejoy also relayed that whenever Stone's Drug Store came out with a new flavor of ice cream, A. Crosby would take him there to try it out. "That probably did not help his health at all as he loved ice cream," Maurice related. The Kennett’s were of Scottish origin and came to America in 1741 an