Monday, April 22, 2013
PORTLAND TRANSCIPT February 26, 1870
In this city February 13th, by Rev. George F. Tewksbury, Nelson Green and
Miss Falkingham, both of Westbrook.
In this city February 15th, Samuel H. Pike and Annie I. Van Horn, both of
In this city February 14th, by H. C. Houston, Esq., Joshua L. Taylor, and
Maggie A. Doyle, both of Portland.
In Brownfield February 20th, by S. B. Bean, Esq., William Smith Haley
and Ellen Grey, both of Brownfield.
In East Boston February 16th, Dr. Richard M. Ingalls and Miss Mary E.
Shattuck, both of Boston.
In Auburn February 7th, E. C. Dunlap, of Westport, and Lois M. Hunton,
In Lewiston February 15th, Emerson E. Goding, and Abbie A. Bigelow,
both of Livermore Falls.
In Lewiston February 3rd, Dr. B. F. Sturgis, of Auburn and P. Jennie Brooks,
In this city February 17th, Honorable William Willis, aged 75.
In this city February 20th, Happy Morse, widow of the late Enoch Morse,
aged 99 years, 10 months.
In this city February 16th, Albert Redlon, aged 28, oldest child of Nathaniel
and Jane H. Redlon.
In this city February 17th, Frank C. Quimby, aged 20.
In this city February 20th, William B. Small, aged 46.
In this city February 15th, Elijah P. Lewis, aged 36.
In this city February 19th, William Radford, aged 90.
In this city February 20th, George W. Moody, aged 58.
In this city January 21st., Lieutenant Harrison Holt, 6th United States
Cavalry, aged 27.
In this city February 21st, Mrs. Mary Otis, aged 35.
In Cape Elizabeth February 18th, Mrs. Sarah B., widow of John Willard,
In Lebanon February 5th, James A. Ricker, aged 31 years, 6 months.
Miss Eva Lane of Westbrook Seminary, daughter of one of the overseers in the
cotton mills in Saccarappa, died suddenly on Sabbath morning by hemorrhage;
the immediate result of exposure on the stormy Saturday on which the obsequies
George Peabody, philanthropist were had in this city. She was a young lady of
of culture and high Christian character.-Press
Mrs. Happy Moses, the oldest member of that remarkable trial of whom we have
lately been called twice to speak, first by a festive anniversary and than by the death
of the youngest of the group, died peacefully and in the full possession of her faculties
on Sunday morning last. In eight weeks she would have been one hundred years
old, having been born April 20, 1770. Her recollections of the opening scenes of the
Revolution were naturally fuller though not more vivid than those of her surviving
brother, Mr. Elias Thomas, who is two years her junior. She was not confined to
bed for a day by her last illness, which seemed scarcely more serious than an
ordinary cold, till the last moments of her long life approached. In regard to her
ancestry, of course the sketch we last week published of her sister, who was buried
just one week previously, applies to her. She was named for her mother, Karen-
happock, but that was too long and unwieldy a word for the people of this fast
century, to whom she was known by the name given above. She was married at
about the age of 21, and her husband, Mr. Enoch Moses, was somewhat older than
she; he died suddenly in the year 1836. He was a "Minute Man" of the patriot
force which guarded this place in the War of the Revolution. His widow received
a pension from the government on account of these services-one of the last of the
revolutionary pensioners. She had no children. Of late years she has resided in the
family of Colonel J. R. Thompson, whose wife is her niece, being the daughter of
her sister Hannah, the late Mrs. Rogers. For some years after the death of her
husband she continued to reside at the corner of India and Federal Streets, and
afterwards moved to a house on the opposite of India Street, near the residence of
her brother Elias. At that time her sister Betsey lived by herself in a house on
Congress Street, near the head of India. These sisters and brother were each
born, and have always resided in Portland, and most of the time have been very
The funeral of the late William Willis took place at the First Paris Church on
Saturday last; in the large gathering of prominent citizens present were the City
Government, members of the Maine Historical Society, directors of the Portland
Institute and of the Merchant's Bank, members of the Aged Brotherhood, ex-
Mayors of the city and the Cumberland Bar Associations, headed by the venerable
ex-Chief Justice Shepley; Rev. Mr. Bailey delivered a very feeling address,
commemorative of the high qualities of the deceased; the remains were conveyed
to the Evergreen Cemetery, the bell of the church pealing solemnly as the possession
started; the death of Mr. Willis was appropriately noticed in the Courts, and the
numerous associations with which he was connected have passed resolutions in
honor of his memory.
The loss we have sustained in the death of Mr. Willis is seen in the fact that no
one has been found to give so full a biographical sketch of him and his family as
he has given of so many of our departed.
During the severe gale of Friday night a chimney on Miss Jones' boarding house
blew down, making a large hole in the roof and considerably injuring the room
John Neal, at the age of 76 is doing vigorous battle in the dailies in the cause
of "Social Science."
The house of Mr. Alvin Dyer, at Knightville was destroyed by fire, last week,
involving a loss of $4000- insured for $2,400.
Mr. Redlon of this city died last week at the age of twenty-eight; he was a young
man of much originality and literary taste, and some years ago was a frequent
contributor to the columns of the Transcript; for the last two years he has been
employed as proof reader on the New York Evening Post.
The immediate relatives of the late Honorable William Willis present at his
funeral were his brother Henry of Boston, and his sister Mrs. Duncan, of
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hooper celebrate their Golden Wedding on Thursday evening
of this week.
J. M. Kimball & Co., sold twenty-six sleighs at auction on Saturday, at an average
of $91.50 per sleigh.
The three deaths of Miss Betsey Thomas, Honorable William Willis and Happy
Moses have followed rapidly one upon the other, and make a sad gap in the ranks
of our age people.
The Press says there was once the affianced wife of Daniel Webster, but finally
refused to marry him on account of his using strong drink; she never married.