Obituary: David Junkins

January 15, 1918 - Sudden Death of David Junkins, one of Portsmouth's best known and respected citizens died suddenly on Monday evening of heart trouble at his home on Cabot Street.

He was born in this city July 28, 1855, being the son of David and Betsy (Pearson) Junkins, and the youngest of thirteen children. His education was gain in the public schools, graduating from the high school with honors.

After leaving school, he learned the trade of a carpenter and builder with the late Thomas D. Spinney. Later, he was employed in the capacity of a foreman with William A. Hodgdon for many years and was regarded as a very skilled mechanic.

When a young man, he joined the fire department being assigned to Hook and Ladder company, serving as clerk of that body for upwards of 20 years. In 1907-08, he was chief engineer of the fire department and made a very capable official. He was secretary of the Portsmouth Firemen's Relief Association for several years.

He served as one of the selectmen of ward 2 for a number of years.

He is survived by a wife, a daughter, Miss Mabel Junkins and two sons Ralph Junkins and Walter H. Junkins, two sisters Mary E. Junkins and Emma F. Junkins* and two brothers **George P. Junkins and Albert R. Junkins.

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