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Rabbit hunting, Buckland, Mass., circa 1930
TitleRabbit hunting, Buckland, Mass., circa 1930
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SubjectRabbit Hunting; Hunting Dogs; Small game hunting--United States; Buckland (Mass.)
DescriptionGroup of men with their shotguns and hunting hounds, along with their bounty from a day of hunting - a collection of snowshoe hares and three gray, or coney, rabbits. Hunting was a form of social contact between men, as well as a popular sport, an opportunity to train their hounds, and an important means of adding meat to feed their families. From left to right the men are identified as: Frank Marshall, Thomas Haniford? (or possibly William Dick Tousel), Clarence Biff Spencer, Albert Mills, Thomas Shaw, Herbert Marshall, and Fred Spencer. With the exception of Thomas Haniford, all of these men, found in the U. S. Federal Census records, lived in Buckland, Mass. and/or the neighboring town of Shelburne, Mass. in the early 1900's. Frank Marshall was born in England in December 1866 and appears on the census from 1900 through 1930 as living in Buckland. William Tousel (Toussell or Touseul) was born about 1885, married in Buckland in 1905, and died prior to the 1910 census. In 1930, Clarence B. Spencer, born about 1887 was living with his family, including his son Clarence, who was born about 1917. Albert Mills, born about 1884, lived in Buckland in 1900 and in Shelburne in 1920. Thomas Shaw appears to have been born in Buckland about 1879 and can be found in each Buckland census through 1930. Herbert Marshall, who was born in England about 1872, appears in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses as living in Buckland. Fred Spencer, born about 1868 also in England, was living in Buckland in 1900 and in Shelburne in 1930.
RelationFrom the collections of the Buckland Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 88, Buckland, MA, 01338,
Coverage42.60 N, 72.77 W
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