This card, postmarked in 1907, shows the post office and general store of Herbert Taylor Leavitt of Chichester, New Hampshire. In the 1870 and 1880 censuses, he was seen as a store clerk and, the following year, was (on his marriage record) a merchant. According to the History of Merrimack and Belknap Counties, N.H., pg 251, Herbert ran a business in Tilton for several years, before returning home and purchasing the stock in trade of Augustus Sheldon, and "filled up the store with a choice line of groceries and dry goods". He also extensively dealt in corn and flour and leased a storage facility at the town railroad station, his product being shipped in from the west. The Chichester Street Directories (incl. in the Concord editions from 1900 on) listed his occupation as "postmaster and general store" on Centre Road, from 1900 to 1915 (in 1885, his wife Charlotte had been appointed postmaster, taking over the position formerly held by Herbert's uncle Solomon Leavitt, and held the job until 1911). Following this, no occupation is given him, but the 1920 census shows he was a farmer. At that time, he was serving as town treasurer.
Below is from the 1892 map of Chichester, NH, the Leavitt buildings highlighted. The store and P.O. of "H. T. Leavitt" is located in center of image.
(Above) is the current view of the former store of H. T. Leavitt.
GPS: 43.249184, -71.399716
Herbert T, the son of Hazen Kimball and Eunice Lake (Howe) Leavitt, died in his native town on 10 Dec 1921, aged 71 years, and was buried in the Leavitt Cemetery [grave photo on Chichester cemeteries page]. His wife, the former Charlotte A Dearborn, died in 1928. They had no children.
Descendants of Thomas Leavitt v4, pg 118
A Leavitt Photo archive
Photographs of our Leavitt cousins, and brief write-ups about them