Wednesday, March 29, 2017

First Issue of The Hebron Semester, November 1880, Vol. 1, No. 1, published at Hebron Academy at Hebron, Maine


Charter issue of The Hebron Semester, a student publication from Hebron Academy at Hebron, Maine.   The Editors were P. Benson Wing and George H. Berry.

An alphabetical list of the people mentioned in this publication, and any additional information about them, appears at the end of this post.

The issue measures approximately 8-3/4" by 6" and contains 22 pages of text, including:
  • informative article about Hebron, Maine and its signature Academy, founded in 1805; Hamlin Library; the fine quartzes, lepidolite and tourmalines found in the area; the transportation options of the Rumford Falls and Buckfield Railroad; and the Grand Trunk Railway
  • essays; poetry
  • recap of the baseball season
  • editorial notes
  • obituary of student Hannah B. Whitman, aged 19
  • Board of Trustees
  • Board of Instructors 
  • Students in the Classical Department
  • Students in the English Department
  • Tuition
A summary of students in the departments also mentions the Commercial Department and the Teachers Class, but these pages, if they once existed, are now missing.

Alphabetical list of names that appear in this issue, and the pages on which they appear - given names within a surname may not be in alphabetical order
A
  • David F. Adamson of Rumford Corner, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory); page 19
  • Lizzie L. Allen of Buckfield, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Herbert L. Alley of Hartford, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • W. H. Atwood, Esq., of Buckfield, Maine; member of the Board of Trustees; page 17
  • George M. Atwood, instructor in the Commercial Department; page 18
  • R. Elton Atwood, or Attwood as printed in another place in the issue, of West Minot, Maine - original declamation, "Franklin Pierce"; page 15 and listed as a student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory); page 19
B
  • Miss Hattie P. Bailey, instructor in Music; page 18
  • Rev. F. W. Bakeman; page 14
  • Rilla M. Bard of Turner Center, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Harry M. Barrows of Hebron, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Eva M. Barrows of Hebron, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Sherman Bearce of East Hebron, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Winfield S. Bearce of Hebron, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • George H. Berry of North Livermore, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19; Editor of The Hebron Semester; on the first page
  • George R. Berry of West Sumner, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory); page 19; original declamation "Religious Freedom", page 15
  • Hon. Percival Bonney of Portland, Maine; member of the Board of Trustees; page 17; gave lecture on "Civilization", page 14
  • W. L. Bonney, Esq., of Turner, Maine; member of the Board of Trustees; page 17
  • Edward M. Boothby of Minot, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • H. W. Boothby of Livermore, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Irving H. Boynton of Oxford, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Belle A. Boynton of Oxford, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19;  essay "The Poetry of Steeples", page 15
  • Mary F. Bridgham of Buckfield, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Clarence S. Briggs of Livermore, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • George L. Briggs of Mechanic Falls, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • James M. Bryant of Livermore, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Mrs. W. B. Bucknam, instructor in Drawing and Painting; page 18
  • Horatio A. Bumpus of Hebron, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Corry A. Bumpus of Auburn, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
C
  • Alfred L. Childs of Canton, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Anna D. Clapp of Paris, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • T. Stow Crocker of Paris, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • S. P. Cushman, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, of Hebron, Maine; page 17.  Samuel P. Cushman
  • Miss Edith P. Cushman, instructor in English.  Someone wrote "Not Grandma" next to her name; page 18
  • Hartley F. Cushman of Hebron, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Herman Cushman of Buckfield, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
D
  • Edwin A. Daniels, A.B., Principal and instructor in Latin and Greek; page 18
  • Charles S. Dudley of Paris, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Alvin C. Dyer of West Poland, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
E
  • Nelson G. Elder of Paris, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • H. Louise Ellis of Canton, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19; essay, "Stairs"; page 15
  • Rev. H. C. Estes, D.D.; gave lectures on "Shakespere" and "Conversation", page 14
  • Rev. David Foster Estes; page 14
  • Susan S. Evans of Fryeburg, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • A. Bertha Everett of Hebron, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Minnie Everett of Hebron, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
F
  • Arthur R. Farris of Mechanic Falls, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Ada E. Farris of West Minot, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Milford W. French of Phillips, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
G
  • Arthur E. George of Hebron, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Benjamin E. Gerrish of Buckfield, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Emery B. Gibbs of North Livermore, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Charles S. Gilbert of East Turner, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19; Discussion [with Herbert S. Swift], "Immigration", page 15
  • Glover, catcher on the baseball team; page 13
  • Nellie M. Glover of Hebron, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Herbert S. Griffin of Haverhill, Massachusetts; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
H
  • Lizzie P. Hammond of Paris, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20; essay "Hidden Beauties"; page 15
  • Esteane V. Harlow of Phillips, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Charles B. Haskell of Oxford, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • William B. Haskell of Oxford, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • O. A. Hayford, Esq., of Canton, Maine; member of the Board of Trustees; page 17
  • John K. Hooper of Franklin, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Clinton Howe of West Sumner, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
K
  • Fremont Keene of West Poland, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
L
  • Rev. G. L. Lewis; page 14
  • Henry I. Libby of West Minot, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Alberta Libby of West Minot, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
M
  • Lizzie E. Marshall of West Paris, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Rev. James McWhinnie; page 14
  • Miss G. B. Morse - recitation, "The Ballad of the Shamrock; page 15
  • Herbert F. W. Morse, A.B., Assistant Principal and instructor in Mathematics and Sciences; page 18
  • Gertrude B. Morse of Turner, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19; recitation "The Ballad of the Shamrock" and  essay "True Heroism"; page 15
  • William P. Morton of Paris, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Joseph Morton of Mechanic Falls, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • A. Louis Marshall of New Gloucester, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
P
  • Z. L. Packard, Esq., Secretary of the Board of Trustees, of Hebron, Maine; page 17 and last page.  Zibeon L. Packard
  • Ida E. Packard of Hebron, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Lula A. Penley of South Paris, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Hattie B. Perkins of Auburn, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Charles L. Perry of East Hebron, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Orland R. Phillips of Carthage, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19; original declamation "America", page 15
  • Frank S. Pike of Hebron, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
Q
  • Bertha E. Quinby of Minot, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
R
  • Florrie Reynolds of Canton, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Rev. S. D. Richardson, President of the Board of Trustees, of Hebron, Maine; page 17
  • Albert M. Richardson of Hebron, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Miss Abbie S. Russell, Preceptress and instructor in English and Modern Languages; page 18
S
  • Shackford, third baseman on the baseball team; page 13.  Possibly Flavius B. Shackford
  • Flavius B. Shackford of West Gloucester, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19; original declamation "Progress", page 15
  • W. H. Shailer, D.D., of Portland, Maine; member of the Board of Trustees; page 17
  • Rev. A. A. Smith; page 14
  • Newton Stanley of Paris, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • George B. Staples of Carthage, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • George M. Staples of Turner, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • John S. Staples of Carthage, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Clara Staples of Turner, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Florrie Staples of Canton, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Henry K. Stearns of Paris, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Frank P. Stearns of Paris, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory); page 19; original declamation, "Progress arising from Liberty"; page 15
  • Lizzie C. Stowell of Canton, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Joseph B. Sturtevant of Scarborough, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
  • Herbert S. Swift of Paris, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences etc.), page 20;  Discussion [with Charles S. Gilbert], "Immigration"; page 15
T
  • Charles L. Taylor of West Minot, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Rossie O. Tilton of Buckfield, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Leon M. Tufts of South Paris, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Daniel P. Tuttle of Buckfield, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19
V
  • Mira K. Verrill of West Auburn, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 20
  • Mary Virgin of Canton, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 21
W
  • Mary P. Waldron of Buckfield, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 21
  • Lizzie Washburn of Minot, Maine; student in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.), page 21
  • Hannah B. Whitman, student - her obituary; page 16
  • G. P. Whitney, Esq., of Oxford, Maine; member of the Board of Trustees; page 17
  • P. Benson Wing of North Livermore, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19; Editor of The Hebron Semester, first page.
  • Florence E. Wyman of Peru, Maine; student in the Classical Department (College Preparatory), page 19




      









Page 13, above, mentions Glover, the catcher; and Shackford, third base.




Names mentioned on page 14, above

Rev. F. W. Bakeman
Rev. G. L. Lewis
Hon. Percival Bonney
Rev. H. C. Estes, D.D.
Rev. James McWhinnie
Rev. David Foster Estes
Rev. H. C. Estes, D.D.
Rev. A. A. Smith







Names mentioned on page 15, above

G. R. Berry - original declamation, "Religious Freedom"
Miss G. B. Morse - recitation, "The Ballad of the Shamrock
F. B. Shackford - original declamation, "Progress"
Miss Belle A. Boynton - essay. "The Poetry of Steeples
O. R. Phillips - original declamation, "America"
R. Elton Attwood - original declamation, "Franklin Pierce"
Frank P. Stearns - original declamation, "Progress arising from Liberty"
Herbert S. Swift and Charles S. Gilbert - Discussion, "Immigration"
Lizzie P. Hammond - essay, "Hidden Beauties"
Gertrude B. Morse - essay, "True Heroism"
H. Louise Ellis - essay, "Stairs"


Page 16:  Obituary of Hannah B. Whitman, aged 19 - died in Hebron, November 7, presumably 1880.


Board of Trustee members listed on page 17 [unnumbered] above

Rev. S. D. Richardson, President, of Hebron, Maine
Z. L. Packard, Esq., Secretary, of Hebron, Maine
S. P. Cushman, Treasurer, of Hebron, Maine
G. P. Whitney, Esq., of Oxford, Maine
W. H. Shailer, D.D., of Portland, Maine
Hon. Percival Bonney of Portland, Maine
W. L. Bonney, Esq., of Turner, Maine
O. A. Hayford, Esq., of Canton, Maine
W. H. Atwood, Esq., of Buckfield, Maine


Names on page 18 [unnumbered] above

Board of Instructors

Edwin A. Daniels, A.B., Principal and instructor in Latin and Greek
Herbert F. W. Morse, A.B., Assistant Principal and instructor in Mathematics and Sciences
George M. Atwood, instructor in the Commercial Department
Miss Abbie S. Russell, Preceptress and instructor in English and Modern Languages
Miss Edith P. Cushman, instructor in English.  Someone wrote "Not Grandma" next to her name.
Miss Hattie P. Bailey, instructor in Music
Mrs. W. B. Bucknam, instructor in Drawing and Painting

See the alphabetical list above for the names of the students in the Classical Department and English Department.

Below, page 19:  Students in the Classical Department (College Preparatory)


Below, page 20:  Students in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.)


Below, page 21, remainder of students in the English Department (Mathematics, Sciences, etc.)


Below, last page:  Tuition and other information; signed by Z. L. Packard, Secretary of the Board of Trustees - Zibeon L. Packard.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1885 Annual Report of Selectmen, Treasurer and Supervisor of Schools for Town of Hebron, Maine


Annual Report of the Selectmen, Treasurer and Supervisor of Schools of the Town of Hebron, for the Year ending Feb. 17, 1885.  Hebron is a town in Oxford County, Maine.

The report, printed at the Oxford Democrat Office at Paris, Maine, in 1885, is approximately 8-1/2" by 5" and consists of 15 pages of text.  The front cover is missing.

Any names are transcribed under the appropriate page.


Selectmen:
  • Samuel P. Cushman
  • Augustus C. Tubbs
  • Henry C. Berry
Zibeon L. Packard, Clerk and Treasurer
James D. Sturtevant, Collector and Constable
Rev. S. D. Richardson, Supervisor of Schools



 Names on the page above - may appear multiple times on the page:

Support of the Poor
  • John Gurney for Daniel Bumpus
  • Clarinda Bumpus for Del. Cox
  • City of Lewiston for S. A. Cox
  • Poland for S. A. Cox
  • City of Auburn for William Pratt
  • Doctor Caldwell for Charles DeCoster
  • Doctor's bill of Charles Brown
Town Officers' Bills
  • S. P. Cushman
  • S. R. Gurney on account of Daniel Bumpus
  • Del. Cox

Names on the page above - may appear multiple times on the page:
  • Augustus C. Tubbs
  • Mrs. Gurney on account of Daniel Bumpus
  • Henry C. Berry

Names on the page above - may appear multiple times on the page:
  • Zibeon L. Packard
  • Rev. S. D. Richardson
  • J. D. Sturtevant
  • George A. Wilson

Names on the page above - may appear multiple times on the page:
  • Mrs. Brown
  • John Gurney
  • Samuel P. Cushman, Selectman
  • Augustus C. Tubbs, Selectman
  • H. C. Berry, Selectman

Names on the page above - may appear multiple times on the page:
Z. L. Packard
  • A. P. Brown
  • John Gurney
  • D. Bumpus
  • Frank Purington
  • J. D. Sturtevant
  • Samuel P. Cushman, Selectman
  • Augustus C. Tubbs, Selectman
The School Supervisor's Report, by S. D. Richardson, Supervisor, at Hebron, dated February 28, 1885, contains interesting genealogical information.   See those pages after a brief synopsis.

District No. 2 - V. A. Bumpus, Agent.  "The summer term was taught by Miss Addie M. Marshall, with her usual good success."  "The winter term was taught by Mr. James M. Pike, and though this was his first experience in teaching he gave good satisfaction."

District No. 3 - H. K. Bearce, Agent.  "Miss Ella M. Berry had charge of the summer term... This was Miss Berry's second term in this district, and it was evidently a profitable one.  At my last visit the examination would doubtless have been more satisfactory to the teacher as well as myself had certain visitors been absent at the time; especially one not belonging in the district.  No one has a right to go into a school, and do that which will take away the students' attention from their studies and recitations, and it is the teacher's privilege which they ought to exercise, to rebuke those who do.  The winter term was taught by Mr. Dana Harlow... Mr. Harlow has had considerable experience in teaching, having taught nine schools before, and I was pleased with the appearance of the school at both visits.  There was good attention to the studies, and the recitations were satisfactory.  A class of beginners in arithmetic did finely, as well as the more advanced classes."

District No. 4 - Baker Phillips, Agent.  "Miss Rose E. Irish had charge of the summer term... Miss Irish labored under the disadvantage of poor health; yet good work was accomplished... She may have been a little too strict to please all, but that is better than to be too slack in discipline.  There will be but little complaint, however, respecting either, if the proper interest is awakened.  The winter term was under the charge of Mr. George F. Chesley, whose former success made his presence very welcome again... The school was such as might have been expected under Mr. Chesley's instruction.  His experience and qualifications guaranteed success.  The school was well taught and disciplined; the scholars well disposed, hence a profitable term."

District No. 5 - Sylvanus Bearce, Agent.  "Miss Minnie A. Davy, teacher of summer term.  "The school made satisfactory progress under Miss Davy's instructions.  She secured the good will of the scholars, and they evidently tried to make the school a success and it was so.  I was pleased with the general appearance and with the progress made.  For the winter term, the Agent was fortunate in securing the services of Miss Lizzie P. Hammond... Miss Hammond came to the school well qualified, and with the needed tact to insure success.  She at once won the affections and confidence of the scholars, and seldom have I seen so good an interest manifested by all, as was there seen throughout the term.  The reading and recitations gave evidence of thorough work.  It was a very profitable term.  At the close, under the direction of the teacher, an exhibition was given by the pupils, in which all participated, that reflected great credit upon each."

District No. 6 - Z. L. Packard, Agent.  "Miss Bertha L. Packard taught the summer term...  Miss Packard had taught this school several terms, and always with good success, and this was no exception.  She manifests a deep interest in her scholars, and they are naturally attracted toward her, consequently the school under her instruction always moves along pleasantly and profitably.  It was so in this case, and satisfactory to all.  For the winter term, Miss Anna Crocker was engaged, but about the time the school was to commence, she had the offer of a position in the school at South Paris, and the agent with reluctance gave her up, in view of the better position, and secured the services of Miss Minnie A. Davy...  Miss Davy taught with her usual good success.  I was much pleased with the reading and especially with the recitations in all the classes.  The classes in History did remarkably well.  Evidently good, faithful work had been done.  At the close, as in district No. 5, a very interesting exhibition, consisting of recitations, declamations, select readings, etc., was given, which was a credit to the school.  I hope such exhibitions will become more general."

District No. 7 - J. M. Farris, Agent.  "The summer and winter terms were taught by Miss Lizzie M. Washburn...  Both terms were pleasant and evidently profitable.  The scholars seemed well disposed, attentive to their studies, and evidenced good improvement."

District No. 8 - Lemuel Gurney, Agent.  "Miss A. Bertha Everett, teacher of summer term.  "It needed great patience and peculiar tact to successfully manage such a company of little folks as daily assembled in the school room, but Miss Everett was equal to the demands.  She did well in conducting the school, and the scholars made commendable progress."  "The winter team was taught by Miss Apphia J. Parsons.... Miss Parsons was one of our most energetic and successful teachers.  She was well qualified for, and adapted to the school, and the scholars, most of whom are small, made gratifying progress.  Following the example of districts No. 5 and 6, the school closed with declamations, recitations, select readings, etc., in which all or nearly all participated - a new feature in this district.  Such exhibitions awaken a deeper interest both in the scholars and their parents."



























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1877 Brochure Announcing Spring Term at Hebron Academy at Hebron, Maine


Brochure dated Tuesday, February 27, 1877, announcing the Spring Term at Hebron Academy at Hebron, Maine.

The brochure is composed of one sheet of paper approximately 10" by 8", folded once into four panes.

Names on the front page, as shown above:
  • Rev. Stephen D. Richardson, Chaplain
  • John F. Moody, A.M., Principal and Teacher of Latin, Greek and Natural Sciences
  • Roswell C. Bradford, Principal, Commercial Department
  • Miss Helen M. Staples, Preceptress and Teacher of Modern Languages and Belles-Lettres
  • F. C. Robertson, Pupil of School of Oratory, Boston, University; Teacher of Elocution
  • Mrs. Neil B. Moody, Teacher of Music
  • Mrs. Eva M. Turner, Teacher of Drawing and Painting
  • Miss Ella Woodman, Assistant, Higher English  [her name may have been handwritten]
  • Zibeon Packard, Secretary of the Board of Trustees
The interior two panes:


The back pane:


Names on the page above:
  • Zibeon L. Packard, Secretary
References
  • Rev. Dr. Estes of Paris, Maine
  • Rev. A. R. Crane of Hallowell, Maine
  • Rev. A. C. Herrick of Canton, Maine
  • Hon. N. Dingley, Jr. of Lewiston, Maine
  • Hon. Sumner Burnham of Norway, Maine
  • W. H. Atwood of Buckfield, Maine
If you have information to share on Hebron Academy or on any of the people mentioned above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Two Calling Cards of Lewis Sawyer, presumably the Lewis Sawyer born at New Sharon, Maine, in 1857


Calling cards of Lewis Sawyer

Because these calling cards were found with a Maine collection of cards, many from the New Sharon, Maine, area, I believe these cards belonged to the Lewis Sawyer who was born in 1857 at New Sharon, Maine.

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

There was a Lewis Sawyer born at New Sharon, Maine, on March 12, 1857, the son of Thomas D. Sawyer and Hannah (Dyer) Sawyer, both of whom died when Lewis was young.  At the time of the 1870 Census, Lewis was living with his widowed mother, who would herself die three years later, and siblings at Strong, Maine, in the household of Daniel Day.  Lewis may have been the Lewis Sawyer working as a servant for farmers David and Susan Gordon of New Sharon, Maine, as shown in the 1880 Census.

Could he have been the Lewis Sawyer, who gave his residence as Chesterville, Maine, when he married Mary E. Rome of Farmington, Maine, at Farmington on March 14, 1883?  I couldn't find any other information about Mary, whether Rome was her birth surname or a previous husband's surname, or if Rome was a misprint for Rowe.  Hopefully a reader will have information to share.

There is Find-a-Grave memorial for a Lewis Sawyer and Mary Sawyer buried in the Blake Cemetery at Farmington Falls, Maine, and this Lewis was born in March, but on a different day.  Perhaps the Maine birth records that give his Date of birth as March 12, 1857, were in error or delayed, or the date on the stone was inscribed incorrectly?

Lots of questions...  Hopefully a reader will come through with clarification.  If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Calling Card of Martha F. Brown, presumably Martha F. Brown (1868-1945) born at New Sharon, Maine


Calling card of Martha F. Brown

Because this card was found with a collection of Maine calling cards, many of them associated with people from New Sharon, Maine, I believe this card belonged to Martha F. Brown, born at New Sharon in 1868.

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Martha F. Brown was born February 6, 1868 at New Sharon, Maine, the daughter of Luther F. Brown and Emily E. (Sawyer) Brown.  From information in the 1900 Census of New Sharon, Maine, when Martha and Marshall were living with Martha's parents on their farm, Martha married Marshall Cook 1886.  There were no children living with them.

Marshall Cook was born April 25, 1861 at Vienna, Maine, son of Jonathan H. M. Cook and Nancy S. (Holland) Cook.

The 1910 Census reveals that Martha and Marshall had by then moved to Farmington, Maine, where Marshall was working as a laborer.  The 1920 Census shows the couple living at Coburn Gore, Maine, with Marshall working in the spruce gum industry.  By 1930, they were back at Farmington, Maine, and Marshall was working in farming, whether for himself or someone else.  

Marshall died in 1932.  Martha was still living in Farmington at the time of the 1940 Census.  She died in 1945; she and Marshall are buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Farmington, Maine.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Calling Card of Arthur C. Dinsmore, possibly Arthur Calvin Dinsmore born at Bingham, Maine, in 1852


Calling card of Arthur C. Dinsmore

Because this card was found with a collection of Maine calling cards from Franklin, Penobscot and Somerset Counties, it's possible that this card belonged to the Arthur Calvin Dinsmore born at Bingham, Maine, in 1852.

From brief online research, hopefully correct, with hopefully the correct Arthur C. Dinsmore - corrections and additions requested:

Arthur Calvin Dinsmore was born March 6, 1852 at Bingham, Maine, the son of Abner Dinsmore and Julia (Getchell) Dinsmore.  On March 6, 1877 at Solon, Maine, Arthur married Alice A. Baker, who was, I think, the daughter of Ephraim and Mehitable Baker.

The 1880 Census of Bingham, Maine, shows that Arthur was working as a boot maker and that he had Alice had two children, Lephe and Arland.  By 1900, Lephe had married James Church Gregory and was out of her parents' household.  Arthur's occupation was shown as undertaking.   

Arland, or "Arlie", married Daisy Edith Knowlton in 1909 and was out of his parents' household by the time of the 1910 Census of Bingham, Maine;  Arthur's occupation was again shown as boot maker.  By 1920 his occupation was again listed as undertaking, so I assume he did both occupations as circumstances allowed.

Arthur died in 1925 and Alice in 1931; they're buried in the Bingham Village Cemetery at Bingham, Maine.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Calling card of Gertrude Magoon, possibly the Gertrude Magoon from Harmony, Maine, who Married Charles E. Carr of Dexter, Maine


Calling card of Gertrude Magoon.  

Because this card came with a collection of Maine calling cards, many of which belonged to people in Franklin, Somerset and Penobscot Counties of Maine, it's possible that this Gertrude Magoon was the Gertrude born at Harmony, Maine, in 1868.

See another post that features an early 1900s archive of photographs associated with the family of Lewis Everett Carr and Maxine Eunice (Ring) Carr, "Jerry".  Many of the photographs show older people, who might include Lewis's grandparents Charles Edward Carr and (Gertrude Magoon) Carr.

From brief online research, hopefully correct and assuming the correct Gertrude Magoon - corrections and additions requested:

Gertrude Magoon was born July 3, 1868 at Harmony, Maine, the daughter of Daniel S. Magoon and Nancy Adeline (Boston) Magoon.   On April 6, 1887 at Dexter, Maine, Gertrude married Charles Edward Carr, son of George W. Carr, Sr., and Emeline (Wyman) Carr.  Charles was born at Dexter, Maine, on November 23, 1862.

Gertrude and Charles farmed at Dexter, Maine, and raised, I think, three children.  Charles died in 1940 and Gertrude in 1955; they're buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery at Dexter, Maine.

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