As discussed when we looked at the 1910 entry, 2 Mower farms were in existence in close proximity on the Pushaw Road in Bangor. My direct ancestors were living up over the hill from the Mower homestead farm which was situated in the valley next to Kukunscook Stream, which ran from Pushaw Lake to the Kenduskeag Stream.
1900 U.S. Federal Census Record for Frank L. Mower
SOURCE: 19100 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor City, Ward 5, enumeration district (ED) 78, sheet 12B, dwelling 247, family 280, Frank L. Mower household; digital image Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/); accessed 26 Oct 2007; citing National Archives microfilm publication T623, roll 597.
On the Mower homestead, lived Horace B. Mower, my great-granduncle. The census shows him as a white male, aged 36 (b. Apr. 1864), married for 9 years, he and his parents were all born in Maine, and he could read, write and speak English. His occupation is listed as farmer. The entry also indicates that the farm was owned with a mortgage. His wife, Villa E., is also listed. She is shown as a white female aged 35 (b. Apr. 1865), married for 9 years, mother of 5 children, with 4 living at the time of the census. She was born in Canada-English, while her parents were born in Maine; and she could also read, write and speak English. Their children included:
1) daughter Marion E., a white female aged 8 (b. Dec. 1891), she attended school;
2) son Harris B., a white male aged 6 (b. Oct. 1893), she attended school'
3) daughter Grace E., a white female aged 4 (b. Jan. 1896); and
4) son John M., a white male aged 6/12 (b. Nov. 1899).
Meanwhile, further up the road, the Frank L. Mower household included:
1) Frank L. Mower (my great-grandfather), a single white male aged 24 (b. Sept. 1875), he and his parents were all born in Maine, and he was able to read, write and speak English as was everyone in his household. His occupation is listed as farm laborer, his home was home and the census indicates that it was a house, not a farm.
2) Elizabeth E[astman] Mower, his mother, a widowed white female aged 66 (b. Dec. 1833). The census reports that she was born in Maine, her father in New Hampshire and her mother in Massachusetts.
3) Charles H. Parker, servant, a single white male aged 19 (birth date unknown). He was born in Maine, his parents birth places show as unknown. His occupation is listed as farm laborer.
4) Edwin Bellyea, servant, a single white male aged 31 (birth date unknown), he and his parents were reportedly all born in Maine. His occupation is also listed as farm laborer.
5) Nellie M. Braun, servant, a single white female aged 18 (b. Dec. 1881), she and her parents were reportedly all born in Maine. Her occupation is listed as servant for a private family.
An interesting note, the Charles H. Parker that is listed in my great-grandfather's household would have been my great-granduncle through my grandmother's line (those two families hadn't connected on the family tree yet). Charles Parker was the brother of my great-grandmother, Harriet Bain Parker. The Parkers lived further up on the Pushaw Road in Glenburn.