STRATHAM – The Stratham Historical Society is now looking for the oldest citizen of Stratham to receive Stratham’s Boston Post Cane. Virginia “Ginny” Dolloff has held the cane since September of 2006. Ginny died at the age of 102 in August of this year.
On August 2, 1909, Edwin A. Grozier, Editor and Publisher of The Boston Post, sent letters and canes to the Chairmen of the Boards of Selectmen of towns exceeding a population of 500 in most New England States. The letters stipulated that the canes were to be presented to the oldest citizen of the town, and, upon the demise of the holder, to be transmitted to the next oldest citizen.
It is now time for Stratham to search for a new holder of the cane. Please send suggestions of who may be the oldest citizen of Stratham to the Historical Society at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 603 778-0434. You will be contacted for details.