Emeline Emes Joslin and Horatio I

Emeline Emes Joslin
Emeline Emes Joslin

Emeline Emes Joslin

Born in Dublin, New Hampshire in November of 1842, Emeline was the only child of Elias and Maria Emes Joslin. As a young girl, she moved to Keene with her parents. She attended Keene Academy, earning the honor of being the youngest student ever accepted there. She advanced to Framingham Normal School in Massachusetts to study to become a teacher. Her course work enabled her to teach at Powers Academy in Bernardston, Massachusetts. Emeline married Horatio Colony I at the Unitarian Church in Keene in December of 1863. She remained a prominent member of the church for the rest of her life. Emeline was also a charter member and second regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution; twice director of the Hospital Aid Society; and member of the Colonial Club and the Ladies Charitable Society. Emeline and Horatio I had three children, John, Charles and Kate. She succumbed to typhoid fever in October of 1907.

Horatio I
Horatio I

Horatio I

Born the youngest of seven children to Josiah and Hannah Taylor Colony, Horatio Colony I came into this world on November 14, 1835. He was educated at Keene Academy. He later earned a law degree at Albany Law School and was admitted to the bar in both New Hampshire and New York in 1860. He practiced law in Keene. However, in 1869 Horatio, along with his brother George, took over the Colony family interests in the woolen mill when father Josiah retired. He became president of the Faulkner and Colony Woolen Mill as well as president and treasurer of the Cheshire Mill in Harrisville, NH. His civic work included serving as director of the Ashuelot, Cheshire and Citizens National Bank; the New Hampshire National Bank; president of Keene Steam Power Company; and president of the Board of Trustees of Keene Public Library. In 1874, he became the first mayor of Keene and served for two terms. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868. Horatio I died in an automobile accident in November, 1917.