Chesterfield NH Historical Society
Chesterfield NH Historical Society

Notable Citizens of Chesterfield


Chesterfield's Fallen Heroes

Gold Stars Soldiers & Sailors


From Civil War to Vietnam


Philip Stanhop, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

22 September 1694 – 24 March 1773


The namesake of the Town of Chesterfield

Vanetta C. Emery

February 2, 1913 – June 2, 2004


Founding Member and First President of Chesterfield Historical Society

Morris M. Friedsam

1877 - 1943


One of Chesterfield's Outstanding Citizens and Benefactor

Larkin G. Mead

January 3, 1835 – October 15, 1910


Chesterfield Born Sculptor


James E. O’Neil Sr.

January 22, 1921 – May 3, 1990


"Gentleman Jim" an Outstanding Citizen who spent his life serving both his adopted town and state

Madame Sherri

1878 - 1965


One of the most eccentic Granite Staters

Thanks to "American Ruins", a 7.5 minute video of her life is located in this section. 

Anne Stokes

1931 - 2006


A lover of nature, poet, painter, activist and philanthropist.  She was instrumental in the creation of Madame Sherri Forest.  The Welcome Hill Studios are her legacy.


Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone

October 11, 1872 – April 22, 1946


Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Charles Tazewell

June 2, 1900 - June 26, 1972


Chesterfield resident, Children's Book Author, Radio and TV playwrite, and Actor

Bvt. Brig-Gen. Herbert B. Titus

December 11, 1833 – 1905


One of Chesterfield's Civil War Heros

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