Charles F. Melendy

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CHARLES F. MELENDY, a well-known farmer and manufacturer of the town of Temple, N.H., Hillsboro County, is a native of Brookline, this State, where he was born December 31, 1844, son of Thomas and Mary (Badger) Melendy. Thomas Melendy, his father, also a native of Brookline, was a lumberman and farmer by occupation, and was an industrious and worthy citizen. Keenly alive to his public duties, he took an active interest in both town and county affairs, and represented ward Eight Of Nashua in the State legislature. His death occurred in 1888. Of the five children born to him only two are now living: Charles F., of Temple; and Hervey D. Melendy, of Nashua.

Charles F. Melendy grew to manhood in Milford, and received his early education in the district schools and in the high school of that town. Later he attended Dartmouth College with the intention of fitting himself to be a civil engineer. Owing, however, to poor health he was obliged to change his plans; and he engaged in lumbering in his native town and in Lowell, owning lands also in the west, principally in Wisconsin. He has done considerable lumbering in Canada, and he also carries on general farming in Temple. His most recent enterprise is the wooden box manufactory at Hudson, where he is at present doing a prosperous business, working up half a million feet of lumber per month. He cuts annually about four million feet of standing timber, and employs a force of from seventy-five to one hundred and twenty-five men. The box factory has the latest improved machinery, and his portable saw-mill located at Wilton is a first-class mill of its kind.

On January 3, 1889, Mr. Melendy was united in marriage with Miss Eva D. Hutchinson, a native of Milford and daughter of N. C. Hutchinson. Mr. and Mrs. Melendy have two living children — Adelia R. and Marion P. A son, Charles F. , is now deceased.

Although a believer in the beneficent effects of a broad Christianity, Mr. Melendy is not connected with any church. In Politics he is a Republican. He is a member of Benevolent Lodge, No. 7, F. & A. Mr. Melendy’s business career may well be taken as an illustration of what may be accomplished by thrift and industry, associated with enterprise and honesty. He is sole proprietor of his box-making business, which is the leading industry in Hudson, and has the satisfaction of feeling that his success in life has been won and merited by his own unaided effort.