Sunday, December 9, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
MILLINOCKET - Phyllis M. Vickery, 82, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at a local hospital. Phyllis was born May 29, 1921, in Greenville, the daughter of George and Bernice (Park) McEachern.
She enjoyed basket making and playing golf, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her beloved family.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Earl W. Vickery of Millinocket; two sons, Dennis Vickery of Pennsylvania, James Vickery of North Carolina; three daughters, Earline Lozen of Maryland, Betsy Kneeland of Bailyville, Priscilla Bard of Bangor; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Allan "Bud" McEachern, and Clinton McEachern; two sisters, Mary McAfee and Joyce Brown; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at R.L. Bouchard Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket, where funeral services will be celebrated 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, with the Pastor Herschel Hafford officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bangor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hillcrest Golf Club, 59 Grove St., Millinocket, ME 04462.
SOURCE: Phyllis M. Vickery obituary, Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine), 15 Sep 2004, page B7, column 3. To view Bangor Daily News obituaries online, visit http://www.bangordailynews.com/.
Friday, November 16, 2007
How does this work. Let's walk up through the generations on my family tree to Zaccheus, then we'll walk down the branch that includes Lucy.
1) Dale W Mower
2) Frank E Mower and Avis M. Terrill
3) George Richardson Mower and Harriet Elizabeth Vickery
4) Edward William Vickery and Harriet Bain Parker
5) Stephen Thayer Vickery and Betsey W. Gibbs
6) Jonathan Vickery and Ruhamah Gould
7) Nathaniel Gould and Ruhamah Bickford
8) Nathaniel Gould and Jane Arey
9) Nathaniel Gould and Grace Hurd
10) John Gould and Phebe French
11) John Gould and Sarah Baker
12) Zaccheus and Phebe Gould
11) Thomas Perkins and Phebe Gould
10) Joseph Towne and Phebe Perkins
9) John Cummings and Susanna Towne
8) John Cummings and Mary Larrabee
7) Reuben Cummings and Hannah Booth
6) Isaac Ball and Hannah Cummings
5) Isaac Ball and Sarah Manross
4) Clinton Manross Ball and Cynthia T. Dale
3) Jasper Clinton Ball and Nellie R. Durrell
2) Henry Durrell Ball and Desiree Evelyn Hunt
1) Lucille Desiree Ball
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
My grandmother was Harriet Elizabeth Vickery, daughter of Edward William & Harriet Bain (Parker) Vickery.
Edward William Vickery was the son of Stephen Thayer & Betsey W. (Gibbs) Vickery.
Betsey W. Gibbs was the daughter of Elisha and Martha (Hasey) Gibbs.
Martha Hasey was the daughter of William and Prudence (Webster) Hasey.
Prudence Webster was the daughter of Andrew and Martha (Crane) Webster.
Bangor Historical Magazine included the following about this family in their January, 1889, edition:
Andrew Webster and Family, of Bangor and Orono
Hon. Israel Washburn, (who married a grand daughter) says in his Orono Centennial address, 1874, that Andrew Webster "was a native of Salisbury, Mass., and was probably the son of Andrew Webster, born in that town Nov. 12, 1710, whose parents were John and Sarah Webster, and when quite young was brought by his father to New Meadows, now Brunswick," I do not find any Websters in Brunswick at that time. On Georgetown Church Records the following may be found:
Sept. 7, 1766, Andrew Webster admitted to the Church.
Sept. 8, 1765, Martha Crane admitted to the Church.
Mr. Webster removed from Georgetown to Penobscot, about 1770 and then to Wheelerborough, now Hampden, where he exchanged lots with John Emery, of New Worcester, Pl., now Orrington. "In consideration of a lot conveyed to me on the east side of the river, I sell him, etc., a lot of equal dimension on the west side of the river, of 100 acres. I entered upon said lot and had it surveyed Jan. 30, 1775, and I am now in full possession." Dated May 1, 1776, Witness Eliashib Delano and Jonathan Lowder.--Hancock Records, Vol. I, page 470. This lot was probably river lot in Hampden No. 40 as afterward surveyed, and since in the possession of the descendants of Emery. Soon after this Mr. Webster settled in what is now Bangor, near the intersection of Main and Water Streets.
He was a man of influence in plantation and town affairs, often Town Clerk and Selectman. He was, I believe, a ship builder by trade. He and his wife were church members when they came here and belonged to the old Brewer and Bangor church prior to 1800. He removed to Orono; was the first Town Treasurer; Constable and Moderator in 1806. He died Nov. 1, 1807, his death was caused by a fall of mill timber. He married Martha Crane, I am inclined to think, of Georgetown or Phipsburg. She died 1823. Children were, probably not in order:
PRUDENCE, b. April 29, 1767 in Georgetown and baptized May 31, by Rev. Ezekiel Emerson, Minister of Georgetown. She m. William Hasey of Bangor, July 22, 1787, by Rev. Seth Noble. Mr. Hasey was b. in Chelsea, Mass., June 8, 1761, arrived in Bangor March, 1781. As an early settler he received lots No. 50 and 51. He early joined the first church in Orrington, and was one of the original members of the first church in Bangor, when it was formed Nov. 27, 1811. He was an honest, industrious and worthy citizen. He d. June 28, 1850. The Widow Prudence d. July 4, 1852, aged 85. The children all born in Bangor were:
1. Patty Hasey, b. Sept. 28, 1787; m. Elisha Gibbs, Jr., of Glenburn, May 28, 1810.
2. Ebenezer Hasey, b. Aug. 24, 1789; removed to Albion; m. Fanny Harper, pub. in Bangor, June 13, 1819.
3. Andrew W. Hasey, b. April 15, 1791, of Bangor; m. Nancy Johnson, Oct. 25, 1820. She d. May 14, 1870, aged 75 years, 20 days. He died. Their daughter Sarah L., b. Aug. 17, 1826; m. Geo. R. Lancaster; she d. Sept. 29, 1879.
4. Margaret Hasey, b. Feb. 1, 1794; m Samuel Adams.
5. Susan Hasey, b. Jan. 28, 1796; m. John P. Davis, pub. Mar. 10, 1821.
6. Jane W. Hasey, b. July 9, 1798; m. John Whitcomb, of Glenburn, pub. April 27, 1830. She d. 1835.
7. William Hasey, b. June 30, 1800; lived in Bangor; m. first, Elisabeth W. Winslow, of Albion, pub. June 9, 1827. She d. Oct. 29, 1832, aged 33. He m. second, Miss Julia Houlton, of Houlton, pub. May 16, 1833.
8. Rebecca Hasey, b. April 5, 1804; m. Thomas Mansfield, of Glenburn, pub. Oct. 5, 1833.
9. Hannah Hasey, b. May 6, 1806; m. Richard Webster.
10. Elijah W. Hasey, b. May 16, 1809; lived in Bangor; he. d. Dec. 23, 1886; m. first, Hannah B. Martin, of Newport; she d. Feb. 25, 1864, aged 51 years, 5 mos.; m. second, Mrs. Calista Leadbetter, she d. 1871-2; m. third, Mrs. Julia Hodgdon, of Kenduskeag. His children. Frances, Thomas B., William H., Prudence W., Hannah B., Ambrocine, Nancy J., Elijah, Charles E., Ward B., Annie, Edward M. and Geo. Crosby.
MARGARET, b. Sept. 11, 1773; mar. Aaron Griffin of Albion, June, 1796, by Rev. Seth Noble "at Mr. Webster's." He was born Aug. 27, 1766; was a Town Officer in Orrington, 1805; lived in Passadumkeag in 1835; children Daniel W. b. Oct. 28, 1810; Susan b. May 18, 1811; Aaron d. 1886; Andrew and others.
DANIEL, b. April 10, 1776; lived in Bangor near the Red Bridge. He was an active enterprising citizen, much in town office. He died May 11, 1818, aged 42, leaving a widow and nine small children. He mar. Eliza, daughter of Dea. William Boyd; she was b. Apr. 14, 1777, and d. Sept. 15, 1858. He and his wife were admitted to First Church, Bangor, Feb. 8, 1815; their children born in Bangor were:
1. Charlotte, b. Feb. 1, 1803; mar. Jonathan Brooks, of Wiscasset, Sept. 26, 1825.
2. Hannah B., b. June 18, 1804; mar. Doctor David Skinner, of Sebec, pub. Sept. 5, 1829; he died, and his widow d. in Bangor, Dec. 20, 1886, aged 82.
3. Martha, b. Nov. 20, 1805; mar. Richard W. Griffin, of Orono, June 21, 1826; she was admitted to first church in Bangor, May 11, 1823, and dismissed to church in Hadley, Illinois, May 15, 1843.
4. Jane, b. Nov. 20, 1805, twin; mar. Amos Davis, of Bangor, Mar. 28, 1841; she joined First Church in Bangor, Feb. 15, 1824 and d. Mar. 29, 1841
5. Andrew, b. Sept. 28, 1807; d. in California, Nov. 29, 1852.
6. William, b. July 6, 1809; lives in Minnesota.
7. Elisabeth, b. Apr. 21, 1811; mar. Andrew Griffin, of Bangor; pub. Oct. 13, 1837; Mrs. Griffin d. in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 4, 1888.
8. Caroline V., b. Sept. 1813; she admitted to First Church, Bangor, Sept. 7, 1828; mar. Rev. Thomas Smith; b. in ---; grad. Bowdoin College, 1840; ordained minister at Brewer Village, Jan. 26, 1846, and d. there April 8, 1861; she d. in Bangor, Oct., 1887. Their daughter Caroline mar. Joseph G. Blake, of Bangor.
9. Daniel, b. May 24 (12) 1816; resides in Bangor; mar. Miss Alice E. Parker of Compton, Canada, Oct. 26, 1858. They have several children.
10. Margaret Wyman, b. Sept. 12, 1818; mar. Frank W. Carr, of Bangor, Feb. 16, 1853.
RICHARD, settled in Orono, first selectman there 1808; removed to Glenburn, then Patten, where he died. (Richard Webster and Mary Lowell, both of Orono, mar. Dec. 16, 1811; Richard Webster and Hannah Randall, of Bangor, mar. Feb. 27, 1837; Richard F. Webster and Mary S. Thaxter, of Bangor, mar. Sept. 9, 1838.)
EBENEZER, b. Bangor, Oct. 3, 1780; settled in Orono, lumberman. Col. of the Regiment, Selectman, Representative 1818. He first lived in what is now Old Town. Early in the settlement of that town William Dale built a double saw mill just below where the depot is, and soon sold out to E. & E. Webster, who in 1817 built another mill outside, and operated these mills until 1823, when they sold out and removed to Orono, where they afterward lived. He died Aug. 16, 1855. His will Apr. 30, 1855, proved Sept., 1855; Ebenezer Webster Jr., and Israel Washburn, Jr., Executors, names wife Lucy; children Lucy, wife of Josiah S. Bennoch, Ebenezer, Paul D., Ann D., wife of Nathan Weston, Jr., Mary Maud, wife of Israel Washburn, Jr., Martha, wife of Joseph Treat. Col. Webster mar. Lucy, dau. of Paul Dudley, of Milford, Sept. 5, 1805; she was born Apr. 15, 1783, at Warwick, R.I.; d. May 28, 1859. Children:
1. Martha, b. Aug. 17, 1806; m. Joseph Treat, of Orono, Sept. 24, 1835. He b. in Frankfort, Oct. 24, 1809; d. in Orono; no children.
2. Alexander, b. June 5, 1808; d. Oct. 22, 1809.
3. Lucy, mar. Josiah S. Bennoch, of Orono, Sept. 16, 1833; she d. May 23, 1879; he b. April 10, 1806; d. Jan. 24, 1878. They had children.
4. Ebenezer, b. Old Town, May 21, 1812, of Orono; lumberman; Representative 1875-76; Aid de Camp to Gov. Washburn, his brother-in-law. Married first, Martha A. Trafton, of Bangor, July 21, 1839, daughter of Gen. Mark Trafton; she d. at Aiken, S.C., Jan. 6, 1850. He married second Miss Polly S. Crowell, April 12, 1852, of Orono. He d. Aug. 24, 1883. Children:--J. Fred, b. Aug. 3, 1853; Annie M., Maud W., Eben C., Alden P.
5. Paul Dudley, b. Sept. 3, 1814; Lumberman, of Orono. He m. Lucina M. Crowell, of Orono, Sept. 22, 1842; their daughter Mary, first married Dr. Palmer, and second, Weston F. Milliken, Esquire, Merchant of Portland, had other children.
6. Ann B., b. July 17, 1816; m. Wm. H. Allen, Orono; Sept. 24, 1835; she d. June 2, 1885; he d. Jan. 29, 1863; several children.
7. Susan H., b. Jan. 1, 1819; m. William Averill, of Orono, Oct. 24, 1842. Their daughter Maria C., b. Aug. 29, 1843; m. Frank Gilman, of Bangor. Other children.
8. Catherine B., b. March 7, 1821; m. Nathan Weston, Jr., of Orono, Sept. 9, 1838; he b. in Augusta, Feb. 28, 1813; graduated Bowdoin College 1833; settled in Orono 1837. He was Representative 1849, 1850; removed to Bangor, 1850, and to Massachusetts 1858. She d. West Newton, Mass. Dec. 15, 1874. They had nine children.
9. Mary Maud, b. July 24, 1824; m. Israel Washburn, Jr., of Orono, Oct. 24, 1841. Mr. Washburn was Representative to Legislature; Representative to Congress, 1851 to 1861; Governor, 1861-1863; removed to Portland; Collector of that Port. Mrs. Washburn, d. at Minneapolis, Jan. 6 or June 30, 1873. He m. second Miss Robina N. Brown, 1876. He d. in Philadelphia, May 12, 1883. He had children by first wife.
ANDREW, b. ---- Physician; lived in Liverpool, N.S.
JAMES, b. ---- lived in Liverpool, N.S.
ELIJAH, b. in Bangor, 1790; he lived in Orono; Lumberman. Selectman, 1827; County Commissioner, 1838-41. He d. June 28, 1863; he m. Lucinda Tyler, of Brewer, 1818; she was the daughter of Ebenezer Tyler, Jr., and his wife Lavinia Brewer, of Col. John. Tyler was son of Col. Ebenezer Tyler, of Attleboro, Mass., and came to Hampden, and was drowned crossing the Penobscot River, May 13, 1800, and was buried in Brewer Cemetery. Widow Tyler m. Bradshaw Hall, of Castine for her second husband. (1818,) after his death she resided many years with her daughter in Orono, July 20, 1871; children:
1. James, of Orono; Representative, Lumber manufacturer; d. April 11, 1888; aged 62 years, 7 mos. and 20 days; me m. Anna B. Baker, of Augusta, Dec. 30, 1850; she now living in Orono; several children.
2. Lavinia T. H., m. Rev. Asa T. Loring, of Bangor, Feb. 1, 1842; removed to Omaha, Neb.
3. Ellen M., prob., m. Benjamin Silsby, of Bangor, pub. July 22, 1842.
4. Richard P., (?) m. Mary S. Thaxter, of Bangor, pub. Aug. 25, 1838.
5. John B. (?)
6. Bradshaw H. (?)
MARTHA, b. ---- m. Capt. Francis Wyman, of Orono; he went there 1791-2, from Phipsburg, Me.; he d. Feb., 1857; several children.
SOURCE: [Anonymous], "Andrew Webster and Family, of Bangor and Orono," Bangor Historical Magazine: A Monthly," volume IV, number 7 (January, 1889): 121-4.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
1870 U. S. Federal Census Record for George Mower
SOURCE: 1870 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor City, page 143, dwelling 885, family 1019, George Mower household; digital image at Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed 26 Oct 2007; citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 552.
According to the census:George Mower, white male aged 42, farmer, born in Maine.
Lizzie Mower, white female aged 38, keeping house, born in Maine.
Eugene Mower, white male aged 8, born in Maine, attended school within the year.
Horace Mower, white male aged 6, born in Maine, attended school within the year.
Melvin Mower, white male aged 1, born in Maine.
Martin Mower, white male aged 79, farm laborer, born in Maine.
Jennie Murry, white female aged 20, domestic servant, born in Maine.
We also learn that the real estate was valued at $5000 and the personal estate at $4000.
In Lewiston, by Danl. Read, Esq. Mr. Martin Mower, of Greene, to Miss Polly Underhill, of the former place.
SOURCE: Mower/Underhill matrimony notice, Eastern Argus, Portland, Maine, 10 Nov 1814, volume XII, issue 582, page 3; digital image from America's Historical Newspapers, accessed through New England Historic Genealogical Society (http://www.newenglandancestors.org).
BAIN - In Portland, Aug. 26, at her residence, 281 Spring St., Miss Mary Bain. Funeral Saturday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock at the Greenough Chapel of the Immanuel Baptist Church. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
SOURCE: Mary Bain death notice, Portlad Press Herald, Portland, Maine, 27 Aug 1943, page 2, column 4.
Bain Services Saturday
Funeral services for Miss Mary Bain, 87, one of the oldest members of the Immanuel Baptist Church, who died Thursday in her home, 281 Spring Street, after an illness of five years, will be held at 2.30 p.m. Saturday in the Byron Greenough Chapel of the Immanuel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Miss Bain was born Oct. 29, 1855, in Portland, daughter of the late Capt. James and Mary Skillings Bain. She attended the local schools, and accompanied her father on several trips to the West Indies as a young girl. She also had visited Alaska and Europe. She was a summer resident of Peaks Island many years.
She was active in organizations of the Immanuel Baptist Church, a former member of the Free Baptist Church, and interested in missionary work. She passed a Summer at the Baptist Orphanage, Kodiak, Alaska. Miss Bain was a charter member of the Portland Fresh Air Society and a member of the Women's Literary Union and other smaller clubs.
Surviving are several cousins.
SOURCE: Mary Bain funeral services notice, Portland Press Herald, Portland, Maine, 27 Aug 1943, page 2, column 5.
Monday, October 29, 2007
As we celebrate the Red Sox winning the World Series, my mind turns to my great-aunt Marcia as she was perhaps one of the biggest Red Sox fans I have ever known - she definitely would have loved to have seen the World Series this year!
Marcia was the daughter of Capt. Hiram N. and Ann Elizabeth (Johnson) Parker; born 9 Feb 1888, probably in Glenburn, Penobscot Co., Maine; died 30 Oct 1980 in Bangor, Penobscot Co., Maine and is buried in Lake View Cemetery, Glenburn, Penobscot Co., Maine. She never married.
Cynthia was Marcia's niece (and my great-aunt), the daughter of Edward William and Harriet Bain (Parker) Vickery; born 9 Apr 1895 in Glenburn, Penobscot Co., Maine; died 8 Sep 1987 in Tampa, Hillsboro Co., Florida and is buried in Falmouth, Cumberland Co., Maine. She married Walter Elliot Swett on 4 Mar 1920 in Bangor, Penobscot Co., Maine.
1880 U. S. Federal Census Record for Lizzie Mower
SOURCE: 1880 U. S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, Ward 5, enumeration district (ED) 29, page 1, dwelling 3, family 3, Lizzie Mower household; digital image at Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed 26 Oct 2007; citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 485.
1) Eugene A. Mower, her son, a white male aged 17, his occupation shown as "driving team" and we learn that he was unemployed for 6 months during the census year. He like his siblings listed below, attended school within the year. And he, again like all his siblings, was born in Maine as were both parents.
2) Horace B., her son, a white male aged 16, his occupation shown as "at home" and he also was unemployed for 6 months during the census year.
3) Melvin H., her son, a white male aged 10, his occupation is also shown as "at home."
4) Gracia M., her daughter, a white female aged 8, her occupation is shown as "at school."
5) Frank L. (my great-grandfather), her son, a white male aged 5, his occupation is shown as "at school."
6) Chas. A. Goodwin, a single white male aged 25, his relationship is shown servant and his occupation as hired man, he had been unemployed for 3 months during the census year. Chas. and his parents were all born in Maine.
7) Maria Chandler, a white female aged 20, both her relationship and occupation are listed as servant, she having been unemployed for 2 months during the census year. She was born in Maine, her father born in New Hampshire and her mother born in Maine.
Friday, October 26, 2007
HOULTON - Dorothy (Robinson) Hannigan passed away Oct. 10, 2007, at a Portland hospital, after a short illness. Dorothy was born Jan. 23, 1918, in Littleton, the daughter of Abner Frost Robinson and Edith Terrill Robinson. Dorothy graduated from Houlton High School, Class of 1935, and Ricker Junior College, Class of 1938. She served as the executive director of Houlton Chamber of Commerce, retiring in 1980 after 16 years in that position. In 1972, she was named the first woman president of the Maine Association of Chambers of Commerce. Dorothy served as a Houlton Girl Scout troop leader, secretary of St. Mary's PTA, charter member of the Psi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and member of the Houlton Business and Professional Women's Club. Dorothy had a genuine love of nature from her earliest years as a Girl Guide and was happiest when gardening at her farm in Houlton or at Grand Lake. Dorothy loved the lake and shared many happy times there. Her greatest happiness in her last months was to be surrounded by friends and family and spend as much time as possible on her deck overlooking the water at Grand Lake and her garden. Dorothy was a lady who will be greatly missed by many who were touched by her energy, her caring, her love and her wonderful laugh. Dorothy, a communicant of St. Mary's of the Visitation Church, Houlton, and of St. Anne's Church, Danforth, was married to Bernard G. Hannigan, Feb. 20, 1944, who predeceased her December 2002. Dorothy was predeceased by her brother, Ernest E. Robinson, April 1998. She is survived by her four dearly loved and cherished daughters, Cobina R. Hannigan of Stuart, Fla., Carole A. Desjardins and her husband, Paul, of Yarmouth, Byrna L Miller and her husband, Richard, of Standish, and Debra D. Hannigan of Pittsfield; her nine grandchildren, Derek Lynds of Stuart, Fla., Lisa Williamson of Lincoln, Neb., Heath Henderson of Vancouver, Wash., Hayes Henderson of San Diego, Luke Miller of San Francisco, Marc and Jacob Miller of Standish, Sarah Loring and Matthew Houston of Pittsfield, who were a source of pride for Dorothy as she followed their progress into adulthood and added eight great-grandchildren into her family. She shared a special bond with her sister-in-law, Olga Robinson; nieces, Sheri Robinson Hudson and Linda Robinson Heitlauf. Dorothy is also survived by her sister-in-law, Jean Munroe Scott of Houlton; brothers-in-law, Floyd Munroe of New Limerick, Paul Munroe of Portland and Phillip Munroe of Ohio; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call 5-7p.m. Friday at Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Mary of the Visitation Church, Houlton. Interment will be at Houlton Evergreen Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute in her memory to St. Mary's Catholic Church or to St. Anne's Church, Danforth, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St. Houlton, ME 04730.
SOURCE: Dorothy (Robinson) Hannigan obituary, Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Maine, 12 Oct 2007, page B7, col 6. To view Bangor Daily News obituaries online, visit http://www.bangordailynews.com/.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The location of the family is listed on Pushaw Road. In 1920, Frank L. Mower (my great-grandfather) is listed as the head of the household, he being a married white male aged 44. His wife, Mildred M. Mower (my great-grandmother), is listed as a married white female age 41. Both were able to read, write and speak English. Both Frank and Mildred, along with their parents, were born in Maine. The census indicates that the farm was owned, but mortgaged.
Also living in the household were George R. Mower, their son (and my grandfather), a single white male aged 16 and June E. Mower, their daughter, a single white female aged 11. Both could read, write and speak English, and had attended school within the year. Both were born in Maine.
Ormand Eastman, an uncle (being the brother of Frank L. Mower's mother Elizabeth Eastman), is also living with the family. He is listed as a single white male aged 81. He was born in Maine, as were his parents. He was able to read, write and speak English. "None" is entered as his occupation.
He married, in Portland, June 12, 1883, Jennie Stanton, born at Minot Corner, June 30, 1856, only child of James Lewis and Sylvia (Bennett) Rounds.
Charles H. and Jennie S. (Rounds) Bain had two children: James, born July 23, 1887, died December 14, 1900, and an infant daughter who died May 18, 1893.
SOURCE: Henry Sweetser Burrage and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909), 1:446-7.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
He married (1st) 17 Mar 1852, Mary, born on Bangs Island, Casco Bay, now called Cushings Island, 17 Jul 1831, died 28 Mar 1856, daughter of Simeon and Nancy (Adams) Skillings.
He married (2nd) 19 Jul 1858, Harriet M., born in Westbrook, Maine, 26 Oct 1837, only child of Ephraim Rounds, a farmer of Gorham, and his wife, Catherine (McIntosh) Rounds. Ephraim Rounds, born 12 Feb 1804, died 31 Aug 1839. He married (1st) Rhoda Rand, by whom he had two children - Ann and Albion K.; (2nd) 14 Jul 1835, Catherine, daughter of James McIntosh, born 15 Oct 1769 and his wife Margaret (Patrick) McIntosh, born 1 Jul 1775.
The children of 1st wife:
1. Alvin T., born 6 Mar 1853, died 4 Aug. 1857.
2. Mary, 29 Oct 1855.
Children by 2nd wife:
3. Charles H., born 26 Jun 1859;
4. William, born 8 Sep 1860, died 19 Apr 1863.
5. James A., professor of music; married Lelia Virginia Foster; one child, Harriet Virginia, born 4 Jun 1886, died 29 Nov 1901.
SOURCE: Henry Sweetser Burrage and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909), 1:446-7.
The death certificate shows his date of birth as 18 Sep 1883 with a birthplace of Hodgdon, Aroostook Co., Maine.
His parents are listed as Jacob Terrill and Cordelia Estabrook, and his spouse as Daisy Grant Terrill.
Burial took place on 18 Feb 1960 in Pleasant View Cemetery, Glenburn, Penobscot Co., Maine.
Death Certificate for George Wentworth Terrill
SOURCE: George W. Terrill, Certificate of Death, Municipal Clerk, City of Bangor, Maine.
According to her death certificate, the immediate cause of death was pneumonia, with a contributing cause of malnutrition. Other significant conditions were hypertension and senile dementia.
The death certificate shows her date of birth as 23 Oct 1889 in North Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Moses Grant and Martha Dow.
Her remains are buried at Pleasant View Cemetery, Glenburn, Penobscot Co., Maine.
Death Certificate for Daisy Lucinda Terrill
SOURCE: Daisy L. Terrill, Certificate of Death, No. 130, Municipal Clerk, Town of Pittsfield, Maine.
The death certificate does show her name as Cordelia Florence Terrill - this is the only place where I have seen her name as other than Flora. The death ceritficate does not include a birth date and I have been able to find an official record of her birth in the Hodgdon, Aroostook Co., Maine, early town records (based on an age of 81, the year of birth would be ca. 1854. It does list her as the widow of Jacob W. Terrill, and the daughter of Wentworth Estabrooks. Although the death certificates does not list her mother, I show her being Mary A. Day.
It is understood that, at the time of her death, Cordelia was living with her daughter and son-in-law, Marguerite Othile (Terrill) and Walter Bertfield Orchard.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
1850 U.S. Federal Census Record for Harriette Rounds
SOURCE: 1850 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, City of Bangor, sheet 135, dwelling 1890, family 1945, Wm. Johnson household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/): accessed 21 Oct 2007); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 264.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
One note of clarification - don't expect the road to always lead in one direction. This will be a mixed up mess of new research as well as what I rediscover as I work my way through boxes of previous research that needs to be organized and reviewed.