On a more somber note, Harris recorded the death of Charles Ladd Hasletine who was born in town on November 26, 1820. The "History of Windham" makes note of Haseltine's life as well as his farming operation. On March 21, 1845 he bought seventy acres of farm land in town as a joint venture with his brother. A few years later he bought the half interest of his brother. He married Catherine Morrison on September 27, 1848. Harris also recorded the illness of two Windham residents, Isaiah Dinsmore and B F Wilson. Benjamin Franklin Wilson was born in Lynn. MA on October 20, 1832 and moved to Windham in 1856. According to Morrison, Wilson bought a farm in school district 7 in 1859. He died on April 4, 1883, just under two years after he is noted as being ill in the Derry News. Isaiah Dinsmore was born on September 19, 1824 and married Margaret Park on 28 years later on that exact date. He spent his life in town on two different farms and is recorded as having been, "a man of energy and persistence of character". Dinsmore became ill with an unknown disease in 1878 and died after much suffering in September of 1881.
As agriculture was a major industry in Windham in the 19th century, Harris could have not written about local life without commenting on some aspect of the trade. He recorded an "unusual amount of wet and cool weather" that adversely affected the grass crop. On a more positive note, the weather prevented much infestation by potato bugs. He ends his terse agriculture report by noting, "corn is small".
Harris concluded his July 8th article with a short paragraph about some of Windham's oldest residents. He writes that Mary Steele was, "active, able to work, and even to walk out of doors", at the age of 93. The oldest person to attend church in town was Sally Clark, also referred to as "Aunt Sally", who was 87 as of the time Harris wrote the article. Harris recorded that there were other ladies over the age of 80 who attended the Presbyterian church.