Wednesday, May 29, 2013
In Bowdoin 26th inst., by James Porter III, Esq., Mr. David Wait, formerly
of Boston, Massachusetts to Mrs. Martha Carr of Bowdoinham.
In Limerick, Abner Burbank, Esq., to Miss Eliza A. Harmon.
In Paris, Maine, Mr. Soloman Chase to Miss Nancy H. Stephens. This
Soloman Chase is not the politician from Maine.
In Livermore, M. Daniel F. Putnam of Rumford, to Miss Lucinda Walker
In Bath Mr. Samuel McCucnon of Waltham, Mass., to Miss Hannah
Springer of Bath.
In Jefferson, Lincoln County, Christopher Erskins, Esq., to Miss Lucy
Andrews, formerly of Brunswick.
In Waterville Mr. Augustine Perkins to Miss Ruth W. Springer.
In Ellsworth, Mr. A. B. McFarland of Blue Hill to Miss Rebecca Carter
of Ellsworth. Mr. Ephriam Wentworth of Hancock, to Miss Eliza Moore.
In Blue Hill Mr. William P. Abbot to Miss Julia P. Dodge. G. A. Witham,
Esq., to Mrs. Sarah Barry of Machiasport. Mr. Andrew Warren to Miss
In this city Mr. Matthew L. Pennell to Miss Louisa to Miss Louisa H.
In Boston, Mr. Joseph Stevens formerly of Wiscasset, to Mrs. Sarah L.
Woodland, of Boston.
In this city at the hospital on Sunday evening, of small pox, Seward
Sawyer of Westbrook, 18.
In Freeport Mrs. Marriet Thomas, 31.
In Saco Mr. Luther J. Milliken, 35. Mr. William Grace, 71.
At St. Albans, suddenly, Mr. Phineas Parker, formerly of Bloomfield, 64.
Bloomfield was annexed from Skowhegan in 1861.
In Norridgewock, Mr. Eliphalet Robbins, 80.
In August Levi Rogers, Esq., 48.
In Vassalboro, Miss Mary Roberts.
In this city Mrs. Mary S., wife of Benjamin Andrews, 34.
In Cape Elizabeth, Mr. Charles Dyer, 56.
In Machias, Mr. Joseph Getchell, 80.
In Jonesboro', Mrs. Tinney, 102.
In Cornish on Tuesday last, Mr. Royal Lincoln, aged 83. A
In Hallowell Captain Daniel Smith, 60. Mrs. Mary Getchell, 31.
Mrs. Harriet E. Lewis, 21. Mr. James Arskin, (Erskin?) age 50.
In Lincolnville, Mr. John French, 45.
In Bangor, Mr. James Swett, aged 50. Mrs. Nancy Thompson, 38.
In Durham, Androscoggin County 5th ult., Mrs. Nancy, wife of Captain
Paul Duglas, only daughter of Captain Ebenezer Warren, aged 39.Durham is
part of both Lewiston and Auburn.
In Buckfield 24th inst., Mr. Robert Martin, 98.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
In this city June 29th William H. Sanborn and Georgie A. Crockett, both
In this city July 1st, George Curtis of Bowdoinham and Mary A. Heldelberg,
In this city June 29th, Elvin C. Swett and Miss Elvira Leighton, both of
In Boothbay June 27th by Wilmot Lewis II, Esq., Alden B. Barter and
Miss Mary J. Giles, both of Boothbay.
In Frankfort, Maine, June 24th, William P. Whitehouse, Esq., of Augusta
and Eva Maria Treat, of Frankfort.
In Vienna, Maine, June 20th, Asa R. Moore and Mill Vill Ladd.
In South Windsor, June 16th, Moses J. Donnell of Pittston and Ann
E. Bryant, of Windsor.
In Belgrade June 6th Hiram Ellis of Augusta and Ella R. Ellis, of Belgrade.
In Bowdoinham June 24th Mulvy Partridge of Woolwich, and Miss Susan W.
Curtis of Bowdoinham.
In Hebron June 19th, Lafayette Starbird and Malvina J. Young.
In Hebron June 20th, Eleazer Snell of Buckfield and Cyrena Decoster,
In Newry June 20th, George Crooker and Mary G. Smith.
In Lock Haven, Pennsylvania June 24th, by Rev. George W. Shinn,
Alonzo M. Millett and Miss Georgie Short, both of Portland.
In Hallowell June 8th, Nathaniel L. Francis, of Rutland (Vt?) and Julia
P. French of Chelsea (Mass?)
In Brunswick June 27th, George T. Pratt and Miss Jennie Noyes,
both of Yarmouth.
In Hallowell June 24th, George H. Woodard of Gardiner and May
Lizzie Niles of Hallowell.
In Kennebunkport, William W. Buzzell and Abba Plummer.
In Orono June 24th, Mr. David G. Stone and Nancy W. Welch, both
of Perkins Plantation.
In Livermore Falls June 5th David Stone and Nancy A. Welch, both
In Livermore Falls June 24th, Horace A. Briggs of Minot, and Laura M.
Nason of Livermore Falls.
In Gardiner June 27th, Nathan P Lyon, Esq., of Augusta and Celimena
Mains, of Gardiner.
In Farmington June 26th, George A. Stewart and Nellie A. Harvey, both
In Machias June 12th, Martin Foss of Marshfield, and Evelyn C. Seavey
In Rockland June 27th, George Bond and Martha E. Huntley.
In Skowhegan June 27th, Samuel E. Smith and Joana P. Perkins, both
In Boston June 27th, Philip W. Remick and Cora W. Niles, of Topham.
In Lewiston June 29th, Albert P. Hardy of Lewiston and Mary B.
Ladd of. Abbott.
In Lewiston June 29th, Chris G. Atkinson of Old Town, and Eliza
E. Huntington of Lewiston.
In Fayett June 30th, Seth W. Johnson and Augusta C. Gile.
In this city June 30th, Dana L., son of Mary E. and A. Ames, both of
In this city June 29th, Mrs. Mary E. Smith, aged 37.
In South Paris, Me., Mrs. Nancy P. Hill, aged 50.
In Poland, Me., June 24th, Mrs. Wealthy Schellenger, aged 79.
In Farmington June 19th, Nathan S. Davis, aged 69.
In East Wilton June 22nd., Mrs. Sophia Burbank aged 45.
In East Machias May 15th, Mrs. Margaret Greenwood aged 80.
In Saccarappa June 23rd, Mrs. Mary F. Goold, (sic) aged 28.
In Augusta June 28th, Mrs. Jane C. Tibbets aged 54.
In Pittston June 18th, Enoch Hollis aged 75.
In Bancroft June 13th, Mrs. Mary Pomeroy aged 90.
In Mechanic Falls June 23rd, Mr. F. A. Duran aged 32.
In Poland, Me., June 14th, Mrs. Filena A. Bradeen aged 23.
In Eastport June 20th, Elijah Harrington aged 82.
In Sanford June 21st., Jacob Stanley aged 84.
In Lyman June 17th, Miss Bessie A. Trip aged 27.
In Bath June 24th, James Dolan aged 48.
In South Berwick 20th, Daniel Smith aged 62.
In Brownfield June 7th, Ezra H. Meserve aged 72.
In Temple June 18th, Phineas Parker aged 65.
In Auburn June 29th, Mrs. Betsey Davis aged 78.
In Kingfield June 11th, William Dagget aged 61.
In Thomaston June 25th, Honorable Atwood Levensaler aged 70.
In Bowdoin June 23rd, Daniel Carter, aged 46.
In Thomaston June 27th, Major David N. Piper aged 73.
In Thomaston June 19th, William Moody.
In Warren June 16th Job Spear aged 69.
In Bangor July 1st, Charles E. Parker aged 36.
In Clinton June 12th, Jonas D. Burrill, Esq., aged 76.
Frank Merrill, silver plater, was very seriously injured by the accidental
discharge of his gun on the islands last Friday; one half of the jaw was shot away
and his face terribly lacerated, but the chances are in favor of his recovery, though
We have received an appreciative obituary notice of Mrs. S. A. E., wife
of Mr. C. P. Beckett from one of the many friends to whom her memory
An insane man named William Johnson was taken charge of by the police
last week; he says he is sent by the Savior to redeem the world, and is on a
mission to save sinners.
A young lady named Elizabeth Coffin, from Prince Edward's Island, who
has served as a domestic in the family to Mr. Lowell, on Elm Street, and also
in the family of the editor of this paper, was arrested last week for larceny and
and a large number of articles belonging to both families, found in her possession;
clothing, jewelry, groceries and money were among the articles stolen, and she
so managed that the larcenies extended through a periods of several months, she
was not suspected till just before the arrest
The Bowdoin Class of 1844 celebrates its 25th Anniversary at the coming
commencement. Among the member are Judge Godard, of the Superior Court,
Honorable Josiah L. Pickard, Superintendent of Schools of Chicago, Honorable
D. R. Hastings of Fryeburg, General Samuel J. Anderson and Henry P. Deane,
Esq., of Portland, Honorable H. J. Herrick of Lawrence, Mass., General William
Wirt Virgin of Norway, Me., and Honorable H. K. Bradbury of Hollis.
David A. Bradley was found dead in his bed at the Oxford House, Fryeburg,
on the 28th ult., and an examination showed his death to be the result of an
A lad named James Brown was instantly killed at Auburn last week by falling
three stories in attempting to slide down the bannisters of the school house.
Alexander Hughes of Hodgdon on the 25th ult., was upset with a load of
clapboards, which fell upon him, causing instant death.
Colonel Alfred E. Buck formerly of Hallowell, has been nominated for
Congress by the republican on the 1st Alabama district.
F. W. Bickford escaped from Alfred jail last week and a reward is offered for
Messrs. H. M. & B. Hall, of Ellsworth ship $1000 worth of lumber per day.
Mr. Herrin of Houlton has sold a colt to a New York gentleman for $2,000.
Mr. Sinclair of Lisbon attempted suicide quite deliberately a few days ago.
He shot himself in the head with a pistol before a mirror in order to be sure
of his aim. But he was surprised to find himself alive, the ball hitting his skull,
and glancing upward. He was unwell, despaired of recovery and this was the
cause of the rash and unsuccessful attempt. He received only a scalp wound.
Several aged people who were among the earliest settlers of Belmont have
died recently. Mrs. Rachel Belcher, aged 92; Mrs. Sarah Elms aged 83; Mr.
Joseph Dunton aged 67. All have lived in one school district and died within
five days of each other.
The house and store of T. J. Merchant of Damariscotta were burned on the
27th ult. Loss $10,000 or more; no insurance.
A monument to the late Dr. Ezekiel Holmes of Winthrop is not being made
of Hallowell granite.
William Russell of Farmington, a young man of 17 years is missing since
Sunday last week.
On Sunday last Mr. Lane, of Readfield went in bathing with a little girl and
both were drowned. The same day a child of Isaac Perkins of East Winthrop
Rev. N. J. Wheeler, pastor of the Baptist church at Skowhegan has tended his
J. P. Greenough recently killed an otter 5 1/2 feet in length at New Sharon.
A rigger named James Silver fell into the hold of the new ship Pacific on the
1st , and was fatally injured, his skull being badly fractured.
Miss Maria Johnson for more than twenty-five years matron of the Insane
Hospital at Augusta, has resigned her position on account of failing health.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Parsonsfield, May 1st, the wife of A. P. Moulton, a daughter, Genie May.
Lancaster, New Hampshire, May 7th, to the wife of William Cushing, a
Skowhegan May 20th, to the wife of G. C. Dooley, a son
Skowhegan May 21st, to the wife of John F. Judkins, a son.
Cornville May 17th, to the wife of W. K. Evans, a son.
Norridgewock May 17th, to the wife of Henry Murphy, a son.
East Livermore May 29th, to the wife of F. J. Folsom, a son Freddie
In this city May 25th, Ephraim T. Townsend and Lucretia J. Sinclair,
both of Portland.
In this city May 26th, by Daniel W. Shaw, Esq., James M. Brown and
Matilda Thompson, both of Portland.
In this city May 23rd, Judge G. F. Shepley and Helen Merrill, both of
In this city May 21st, George E. P. Tukey of Portland and Alice Bella,
Thurston of Belfast.
In this city May 22nd, Alvin A. Dennett and Flora J. Gilman, both of
Waterville May 15th, by Rev. A. W. Pottle, N. W. Tayor of Sidney,
Maine and Louise N. Lane of Georgetown.
Saco by Rev. N. T. Ridlon, Oliver W. Austin of Charlestown, Mass.,
and Ella A Knight of Salmon Falls, New Hampshire.
Machiasport May 17th, John F, Sprague and Leaphy A. Larrabbe,
both of Machiasport,
Lewiston May 17th, George F. Lunt and Nellie Staples, both of Auburn.
Florence, Italy April 16th, Henrietta W. Dyer of Portland and Preston
Powers of Florence.
Cape Elizabeth My 22nd, William L. Libby and Maria Parsons, both of
Boston May 15, J. Clark Flagg and Elia Gary, both of Portland.
Bath May 16th, Charles H. Grant and Eliza J. Bryant.
Lewiston May 18th, George Greenbank of Lowell and Nellie J Plummer,
Bridgton May 12th, Danile Harmon and Sarah H. Trumbull.
Hodgdon May 18th, Daniel Jones and Diantha T. Geraw, both of
Lewiston May 19th, Joseph Bryant and Isabella Steel.
Auburn May 19th, Watson H, Keith of Auburn, and Viola M.
Larrabee of Lewiston.
North Conway, New Hampshire May 19th, Adelbert Foster of Bridgton
and Hannah Brown of Naples.
Lewiston, May 22nd, Almon Young of Auburn and Isabelle Jones of
Freedom May 18th, James M. Andrews of Albion and Amanda F. Twitchell
In this city May 25th, Nettie S. Lovejoy, aged 21.
In this city May 28th, Mrs. Julia M., wife of G. B. Nash, aged 29.
Steep Falls May 26th, Albert, son of Irs D. Wood, aged 21 years,
East Machias May 12th, Mrs. Eliza F., wife of J. Harris Talbot, aged 53.
Saccarappa May 22nd, George Riggs, aged 72 years, 9 months.
Scarboro May 17th, Lucy H., daughter of Dominicus and Harriet Libby,
aged 13 years, 9 months.
New Gloucester May 20th, Joseph Marr of Webster, aged 83.
Ferry Village, Cape Elizabeth, Mrs. Mary Jackson, aged 32.
North Yarmouth Mary 19th, Sumner P. True, aged 21.
Bethel May 15th, James Knight, aged 61.
Raymond May 7, Ai (?) Plummer, aged 72.
Warren May 6th, Mrs. Amelia A., Wallace, aged 26.
Augusta May 21st, Mrs. Susan Fitz Morris, aged 69.
Brunswick May 16th, David S. Dunlap, aged 81.
Topsham May 16th, Mrs. Betsey Barron, aged 74.
Sedgwick May 3rd, Deacon Jesse Billings, aged 94.
Lewiston May 16th, Mrs. Abigail Sprague, aged 65.
Deer Isle, May 3rd, Abijah Haskell, aged 91.
Buckfield, May 4th, Mrs. Adline Atwood.
Warren, May 19th, Percy Lermond, aged 73.
Bangor May 21st, Mrs. Sarah H. Perry, aged 86.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 14th Tillie Y. Cluff, aged 24.
Temple May 15th, Mrs. Maria L. Bursdell, aged 38.
Farmington May 13th, Mrs. M. L. Manter, aged 47.
Bangor May 13th, Mrs. William Fletcher, aged 50.
Waldoboro May 16th, Mrs. Bertha Reed, aged 50.
Addison May 15th, Captain Robert Look, aged 65.
North Auburn May 19th, Luther H. Bolster, aged 43.
West Waterville, Mrs. Adra Hall, aged 62.
York, May 12th, Dr. Caleb Eastman, aged 89.
Bath May 20th, Mrs. Olive M. Hamblen, aged 34.
Brownfield May 19th, James Weeks, aged 83.
Gorham May 19th, Mrs. Eleanor Waterhouse, 52.
Limington May 17th, Isaac l. Mitchell, aged 65.
Camden May 21st, Joseph Sherman, aged 89.
North Haven May 19th, Mrs. Lucy V. Beverage, aged 56.
Rockland May 20th, Thomas Verrill, aged 67.
Rockland May 22nd, Mrs. Rebecca G. Sylvester, aged 49.
Camden May 8th, Deacon Joseph Stetson, aged 80.
Branford, Vt., April 29th, Fannie Emillie, daugher of W. H. and B. C.
Haskins, aged 13 years, 4 months, 6. days.
The subject of this notice was grand-daughter of Thomas Chase, Esq.,
formerly of Farmington, Me., and was also great grand-daughter of Widow
Sarah Barton, who died in Norway, Me., February 1869. Fanni was was a
favorite in her large circle of acquaintances in Grammar school, Sabbath school
and in her neighborhood. She gave promise of usefulness in the literary world-
having several months contributed "local items," to a neighboring county paper
which were duly appreciated and often copied into exchanges. By the kindness
of friends she always had the Portland Transcript at hand. She considered it
necessary to her enjoyment, of saying "I could part with any other paper better."
During the past winter she boarded with her oldest brother in Littleton, N. H., and
attended an excellent school, bringing home a good report and many pleasant
memories. This brother and family could be with her in her last days of illness.
It was a sad sight to see her embrace her little niece and nephew and sister,
calling them little dears, when we knew she could never more enjoy their
childish sports. Her second brother residing in Newark, New Jersey was
permitted the painful pleasure only of attending her funeral; but it was
consolation to the "loved onee at home." Two other brothers were necessarily
absent, the third brother in San Francisco, Cal. Her death caused a shadow to fall
over her pleasant native village. Her funeral services day, were attended
May 1st, at the Methodist Church, Rev. Mr. Sherman of Piermont, N. H., happily
officiating while many youthful friends who were wont to meet with her on former
joyful occasions of this festive day, now mingled their tears and those of the
bereaved and mourning relatives.
San Jose, California, May 4th, of hemorrhage of the lungs, James A.
Harmon, a native of Buxton, Maine, aged 27 years, 6 months. Deceased
had been a resident of San Francisco for fourteen years; he was an only son,
loved and respected by all who knew him and leaves a wife and two children
in San Francisco, and father, mother and sisters in Maine who mourn the loss.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Lauriston Brown, Washburn, has been granted a pension.
Mrs.William Morris a few days since, while washing saw a small spot of
Paris green that was on the clothes that were unknown to her. She was very sick
for awhile, but the proper antidotes were administered. This is the second time
she has been poisoned with it.
A fourteen year old daughter of D. D. Hemore of Smyrna, while leading a horse
to water was kicked in the face by the animal, breaking her lower jaw in two places
and considerably lacerating the flesh. A physician of Houlton was summoned and
found it necessary to fasten the boned together with a silver wire. Although a critical
case the doctor has hope of her recovery.
E. P. Pomeroy of Rochester, N. Y., while visiting his sister, Mrs. Elijah Kellogg
at Harpswell hung himself Monday morning, Ill health and temporary insanity were
cause. He was 50 years old and a travelling man.
George Thompson, the Standish livery stable keeper, let a horse Thursday evening
to a stranger and the team has not been returned. Thompson is looking for his property.
A child belonging to Mr. J. Harry Fisk of Brunswick, fell from a second story window
of his residence on Pleasant Street last week, striking on its head in the middle of a
newly plowed flower garden. The Telegraph says the little one got up without help and
was playing when found by its mother.
Professor C. C. Everett of Harvard College will deliver the oration at the celebration
of the 150th Anniversary of the settlement of Brunswick. Professor H. L. Chapman, of
Bowdoin College will deliver the poem upon that occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Libby of Saccarappa celebrated their Golden Anniversary Monday
and were presented by friends with $55 in gold.
Thomas Dunning, 81 years old of Cape Elizabeth, shot himself in the head Friday,
killing him instantly.
In East Baldwin the other day George Richardson was trying to throw a ball over the
top of an ancient pine, about 150 feet in height. The ball lodged in the top of the tree,
and Mr. D. Shaw undertook the task of recovering it by climbing the tree. After much
trouble he succeeded in performing the daring feat.
Mr. E. K. Woodman of Farmington, has bought the four-year-old mahogany bay
stallion Gideon Chief, of Dr. J. B. Twaddle for the sum of $1,000.
John G. Chapman of New Sharon, about the age of 38 years of age, committed
suicide by hanging on Thursday of last week. No cause is assigned for the act.
The wife of Deputy Sheriff C. B. Millay committed suicide in Bowdoin Center
News received in Bath Saturday of the death of James T. Patten at Wayneswille,
North Carolina, Friday. He was one of the leading business men at Bath having
been interested in the Patten car works. Afterwards he went into the oil business at
Brooklyn. Mr. Patten was mayor of Bath two years, and served two terms in the
Maine Legislature. He leaves a widow and several children.
Saturday morning the New England Ship Building Co., launched the passenger
steamer Nahanada, owned by the Eastern Steamboat Company, and designed to
run on the Bath and Boothbay Harbor route. The steamer is very strongly built in
every particular, and is 97 feet overall, 236 in breadth and 7.6 in depth. The
The Nahanada was designed by Mr. William Pattee, who designed the Shappo and
he was made her hull very similar to that of the speedy Bar Harbor Ironworks, and
is considered a very fine one, and it is thought the new steamer will be able to log
sixteen miles an hour easily. She will be ready for duty in about a month. The New
England yard now contains but one vessel, a three-masted, 500 ton schooner, to be
owned by parties in Dover, N. H.
Mrs. Parker Williams of Madison, has a fuscbia, taken from a slip last summer
that has 97 blossoms upon it. She also has another with variegated leaves, taken
from the slips last October that is 40 inches high and budding to blossom.
Henry Smith of Skowhegan died Saturday morning of dropsy, having been
confined to the house but one week. Mr. Smith was baggage master at Skowhegan,
and well known throughout the state, having been a conductor on the Maine Central.
He leaves a wife and daughter.
A pension has been granted to Oliver E. Otis of South Norridgewock.
Bert Dawes of Madison was drowned while at work on the logs of Spencer stream
Thursday. He was the principal actor in a tragedy enacted at Madison bridge fourteen
years ago. He was then a lad of ten or twelve years of age, and was playing with a
little girl half his age, named Spear when they discovered a gun. He took it up pointed
it at her, killing her instantly. He was arrested and pleaded that he did not know the gun
was loaded, but was simply trying to frighten his playmate. This statement was not
credited and he was sent to the Reform School.
Mr. Alvah E. Stimpson of Belfast has formed a co-partnership for the purpose of
making of wigwam slippers. They have rented a section of the second floor of C. J.
Hall's foundry building where their machinery is set up.
News have been received that William E. Park, Jr., first officer of the schooner Lina
C. Kaminska, was drowned on passage from New York to Port Royal South Carolina.
He was the son of Captain William H. Parks of Searsport, and was about 26 years of age.
Pensions have been granted to Francis Matthews, Liberty; Surmandel K. Richards,
Belfast; Dorinda A., widow of William Richardson, Prospect; Stephen Thurston, Belfast.
Orrin H. Anderson, Milltown, has been granted a pension.
Mr. F. J. Moore, a telegraph operator in Machias with the exception of short
vacations has been at his post in that place 36 years.
A young son of Captain Wass of South Addison, had a narrow escape from drowning
recently. He was playing in a yard where a tub of water was standing and accidently
fell in, but was rescued by his sister, 3 years old, who by taking hold of his dress hauled
him out. She then took him to the house and told her mother that the baby had
fallen in the water.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Miss Rilla Berry of Winthrop attempted to commit suicide in Auburn on
Thursday morning by cutting her throat. She is employed in a shoe shop in Auburn.
Despondency is supposed to have caused the act. The wound was not fatal.
Mrs. Sophia W. Rowell died at Livermore Falls on Monday, aged 96 years and
2 months. She was the widow of the late Abijab Rowell, and mother of John A.
Rowell of Livermore Falls, Edwin W. Rowell of Lewiston and Major E. Rowell
of Hallowell. Two of her grandsons, George S. and W. W. Rowell are connected
with the Portland Advertiser.
L. C. Reyson a prominent Auburn horseman broke his leg at the State Fair
track while exercising a trotter Wednesday.
The Ellsworth American says that in a fit of anger a man named Davenport,
of that city threw an axe at a young man named Gordon, the blade striking him in
the thigh and inflicting a wound so serious that he could not be moved home, but
cared for at the house of Mr. Davenport. Mr. Davenport is naturally, it is said a
kind-hearted man but has a quick and most ungovernable temper.
Deacon Dudley Bridges of Penobscot, 83 years of age, recently dropped and
and covered 700 hills of potatoes in one day, wheeling most of the seed in the field
on a wheel barrel.
At North Harbor, Mount Desert several new cottages are going up and Honorable
Erastus corning of Albany is having some extensive improvements made on his
property, under the direction of a landscape gardener. At Seal Harbor, Mount Desert
a large amount of building is going on and many summer cottages are going up
for Boston and New York people.
A once famous dweller on Mount Desert Island was Mme. Milliken who lived to
be 100 years of age. Her home was on the side of Pretty March harbor. Here the
madam and her husband Milliken (who was descended from a Scotch baronet, Sir
Hugh Milliken of Aberdeen, Scotland) spent long, useful and happy lives. Mme.
Milliken was a doctress, and there living being no road, but only foot and bridal paths
at that time on Mount Desert she rode on horseback all the time to all part of the
island, and some times to the main land which could only be reached with a horse at
low tide. She also rowed and sailed to and from the neighboring islands, attending to
her professional duties. Ellsworth American.
"The Bluffs" at Mount Desert Ferry, have been leased by G. T. Stockham who
has been one of the head clerks at the Ebbett House, Washington House, D. C.
the hotel will be opened for the entertainment of guests about the first of July.
L. C. Jones of Hallowell recently sold his fast horse to Boston parties for
It is denied that the Kennebec Democrat is to be removed to Ellsworth. It
will still be published by at Waterville by Colonel Butler.
Martin Witham of Albion was arrested Wednesday, charged with robbing the
post office at Benton, and in default of bail was committed to jail.
Rev. S. S. and Mrs. Sargent of Augusta celebrated their Golden wedding
anniversary on Thursday last week.
Monday week an unfortunate resemblance caused Detective True, of Hallowell
and Bangor officers to arrest a man on the Pullman train going west on suspicion
that he was "Shang" Campbell, wanted by Inspector Byrnes, of New York for
burglary. The man had a large sum of money with him, including $600 Canadian
bills, leading the officers to believe he was the man wanted. He was lodged in jail
at Augusta, but was released the next day, one of Brynes' force saying he was not the
wanted man. That evening a telegram received from Ottawa stated that the man
arrested was Charles Stubbs, a lumber man of that city who left for the States two
Honorable A. P. Gould, one of the leading lawyers of Maine died at Thomaston
Sunday after a long illness from chronic nephritis. He was born in New Hampshire
in 1821 and studied law in the office of Daniel Webster, and settled in Thornton in
1848. He represented that town in the Legislature in 1861 and in 1863, and had been
the candidate of the Democracy and the United States Senate. He leaves a widow, a
son three years old, and two daughters from a previous marriage.
Chauncey Hodge, head hammer man at the Camden Works died Saturday night
from blood poisoning caused by getting a little finger jammed about two weeks ago.
Consul general Phelan Monday night received a dispatch stating that the fishing
schooner Ambrose H. Knight of Boothbay, Me., Captain Higgins, had been seized
at St. John, Newfoundland, and the crew arrested for selling bait at St. Pierre,
Miquelon. Captain Higgins gave bonds and he and the crew were released
thereupon with their vessel.
Ozro Bryant of Nobleboro, played the same fife for the G. R. A. Post
Wednesday in the service at Port Hudson.
Burglars broke into the drug store of Dr. F. H. Packard and the confectionery
store of Erastus Cummings, at West Paris, Friday night, getting ten or fifteen dollars
in money from the money drawers and a lot of tobacco and cigars. An overcoat was
stolen from Mr. Benjamin Davis. As yet there is no clue to the robbery; it is supposed
to be the work of tramps.
S. H. Burnham, formerly of Norway, Me., is a successful banker of Lincoln,
The $10.00 prize given by A. E. Herrick, Esq., at the prize debate of Gould's
Academy students was awarded to John J. Elliot of Rumford.
Pensions have been granted Elizabeth N., mother of A. F. Ryerson, Paris, Me.,
Pulaski Hodge, Canton; Charles C. Burt of Norway.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mrs. Orrin Boothby of South
Waterboro, for assault with the intent to kill on Mrs. Ivory Bean of that town
last week. The attending physician says that Mrs. Bean cannot recover. Jealousy
was the cause of the assault. The trial will be held before the justice of South
Waterboro on Wednesday. Several citizens of the town have been summoned.
Imogene Emerson of Biddeford, aged 21 who was frightfully burned by her clothing
coming in contact with the kitchen stove last winter, died Sunday night. She had been
a terrible sufferer ever since the accident.
The Democrats of the 1st Congressional District last week nominated William
Emery as Representative. Samuel L. Lord is Presidential elector.
Ralph Chadborne of Saco, successfully passed both mental and physical
examinations at Annapolis Naval Academy and is now in the naval service as a cadet.
Nate Haines was arraigned Saturday in the Saco Municipal Court, on charge of
assault. He retracted his plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty. He was fined $10 and
cost to $30, which he paid. The young Maddox boy who Haines assaulted is rapidly
improving. He has an abscess under his knee but will undoubtedly recover from the
effects of the assault.
A young son of George F. Bryant of Biddeford on the river bank on Friday
afternoon and was carried over the falls. The body was not recovered.
A three year old daughter of John Kneeland of Saco, lies at the point of death
and the physicians who have been summoned since her sickness, have been unable
to decide upon the disease from which she suffers, says the Biddeford Journal.
Twelve weeks ago from apparently perfect health she was suddenly taken with
chills and the joint of the limbs began swelling. The first physician who attended
pronounced it a case of rheumatic fever, and a little later some worm medicine was
given to the child. Since then she has been unable to hold anything like nourishment
and has steadily wasted away, until at present the child is simply a living skeleton.
She seems to experience but little suffering, and is so faint is the spark of remaining
life that several times she was thought dead. The physician are completely baffled by
the disease and give no hopes of the child's recovery, and her death is expected at any
Henry U. Haley of Saco died Wednesday from blood poison caused by some
poisonous dye stuff getting into a slight scratch on his finger about a month ago.
A daughter of Louis Nadean of Biddeford died recently from a trouble thought
to have been contracted by an excessive indulgence in jumping the rope.
Isreal Shevenell the oldest truck man in York County, was the first French
Canadian to settle in Biddeford. He walked from Quebec to Biddeford 43 years
ago. Now there a nearly 7,000 of his county men in that city.
Charles H. Haley of Biddeford, recently attempted suicide by taking laudanum.
B. R. T. Collins, of Kezar Falls, received the degree of Bachelor of Science, after
the graduation exercises at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, last
John Raymond of South Waterboro was very dangerously injured recently be
being caught between a car and a lumber wagon.
William K. Trafton formerly of South Berwick, one of the oldest and best known
reporters of the Produce Exchange, New York, died Friday aged 70.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
In Bristol May 27th, Rev. P. Rowell, George W. Thurston and Mrs. Mary
E. Sprowl, both of Bristol.
In Saccarappa May 27th by Rev. H. J. Bradbury, Charles M. Stuart, of
Windham and Miss Rebecca J. Ingersoll of Falmouth.
In Bowdoinham May 23rd, by Rev. E. Purinton, Hiram Frost and Miss
Esther V. Adams, both of Bowdoinham.
In Bethel May 23rd by Rev. David Garland, C. E. Chapman, of Portland,
and Miss Fannie E., daughter of T. H. Chapman Esq., of Bethel.
In East Pittston May 13th at the residence of the bride's father by Rev.
J. I. Brown, James E. Matthews of Boothbay and Miss Nellie T. Brown
of East Pittston.
In Westboro', Mass., by Rev. Dr. Flanders, Mr. Charles I. W. Robinson,
of Island Falls, Me., and Miss S. A. Sibley of Westboro'.
In this city May 26th, Fred J. J. Smith of Portland, and Miss Lydia M.
Johnson of Falmouth.
In this city May 28th, . by Rev. D. B. Byther, J. Perley Barker of
Portland, and Miss Mary F. Stuart of Sweden.
In Salem, Me., May 9th, Mary Wood wife of Henry Davidson, age 28
years, 9 months.
In Flushing, New York May 10th, Henry W. Scott, 1st Assistant Engineer,
U. S. Navy aged 30 years, son of captain Andrew Scott, formerly of this city.
In this city May26th Florence True, aged 8.
In this city May 25th, Nettie C. Hill, aged 8 years.
In this city May 28th, Mrs. Sarah Tobey, aged 85.
In this city May 23rd, Mrs. Abby Kennard, aged 68.
In this city, May 29th, James O. Harmon, aged 40.
In Windham, May 19th, Mr. Ephraim Legrow, aged 67 years, 6 months.
In the death of Mr. Legrow a worthy citizen, a faithful husband, an indulgent
father and a kind neighbor has passed away. In all these relations in life he
stood preeminent. In 1854 he represented Windham in the Legislature and for
several successive years he was a selectman of the town. In him the unfortunate
found as friend most sympathizing and helpful. Towards others his conduct was
what he would have others be to. He believed in God our kind and heavenly
Father and in his Son Jesus Christ as our merciful and divine Savior. The wife
of his youth, now well stricken in years, with whom he has walked more than forty
years in the greatest cheerfulness and affection, together with a family of eight
children and a large circle of friends mourn his loss. All these hold his memory in
grateful affection, and upon them may the mantle of his integrity and benevolence
of his disposition abide continually.
Mr. Stephen Mills, a farmer in easy circumstances, residing in Glenburn
about six miles from Bangor, committed suicide on Saturday by hanging
himself in the carriage house. Temporary insanity was the cause.
Miss Gillard on Thursday week, lost a finger in the machinery of one of
The Farmington Chronicle say that "B. M. Eastman of the firm of Eastman
Brothers, of Portland this place Thursday, on the first through train from
Sacramento, California to Farmington, Me., making the trip in nine days."
Daniel McCully a Scotsman 24 years old, was drowned at Upper
Stillwater on Thursday week, while at work on the logs in the mill pond.
Miss D. L. Cook, 18 years old, and of remarkable personal beauty formerly
of Maine, came to her death recently in San Francisco from taking a large dose
of arsenic to improve her complexion.
Asa Farnsworth, now about 86 years of age and in feeble health for some time
past, morning of May 16th, fell from the bed in his room and broke his leg. He had
one foot amputated about two years ago. It was his well leg that broke, says the
The store of John Eveleth in Greenville was destroyed by fire on the 21st inst., most
of the goods saved. No Insurance.
The counting house of Charles and Elias Milliken, lumber manufactures was broken
into the night of the 26th inst., the safe opened and $30,000 worth of stock, consisting
of Bank and Ticonic Water Power shares were carried off. The robbers went deliberately
to work, and were evidently familiar with the premises.
The Biddeford Journal says that in the orchard owned by Mr. Jefferson Raitt of Elliot
stand some very ancient pear trees. His grandfather, who was born in 1730, picked up and
ate a pear from one of the trees when he was six years of age. One of the trees is two feet
From the Press we learn our friend Luther Billings, Esq., of Bridgton, one of the oldest
merchants in the town, as well as one of the best known and most public spirited citizens,
is selling his stock of goods, and will devote his energies to the tannery business in which he
has recently become largely interested.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
In this city by Rev. Mr. Vail, Mr. Charles C. Colley to Miss Eunice C.
In this city by Rev. Mr. Chickering, Mr. Robert Smith to Miss Mary
In Gorham by Rev. Mr. Crockett, Captain William B. Freeman to Miss
Mary Johnson. By the same, Mr. Andrew Sawyer of Bangor to Miss
In Brunswick, Mr. Isaac Groves to Miss Hannah Wilson.
In Camden, Mr. James Gregory to Miss Mary Jane White.
In Bangor, Mr. Oliver Robinson of Lincoln, to Miss Ann L. Cummings
In Nantucket, Massachusetts, Mr. George W. Marston, Cutler, Maine to
Miss Mary R. Marston, of Nantucket.
In Saco, Mr. Cotton B. Huff to Miss Margery Berry.
In Bangor Mr. Samuel White of Orono, Me., to Miss Mary A.
In Monmouth, Colonel James R. Bachelder of Readfield, to Mrs.
In Freeport, Mr. Simon B. Prescott of Winthrop, to Miss Sarah Edes, of
In Waldoboro', Mr. Henry Young, of St. George to Miss Betsey A.
Sweetland. Mr. Solomon Stahl to Miss Rebecca Kaler.
In Cushing, Mr. James Grafton to Miss Margaret Davis. Mr. Jesse
Robinson to Miss Eliza Robinson.
In Deer Isle, Mr. Henry A. Noyes to Miss Lydia Smith.
In Belfast, Captain Elias Libby to Miss Nancy Paterson. Mr. William
A. Swift to Miss Rebecca T. Rose. Mr. Samuel N. Libbey to Miss
Mary E. Greely.
In Lewiston, Mr. Elijah D. Robinson of Winslow to Miss Belinda
N. Rowe, of Lewiston.
In Vienna, Maine, Mr. Asa Wood to Miss Betsey Graves.
In Mt. Vernon, Mr. Joshua Wells, Jr., to Miss Mary S. Gilman.
In Winthrop, Mr. Luther Cobb to Miss Rachel Howard.
In Livermore, Mr. Moses Hillman to Miss Hannah Safford.
In Brunswick, General T. Dunlap to Miss Harriet Titcomb.
In Oxford by Rev. Daniel Libbey, Captain Samuel Robinson to
Mrs. Elizabeth William, late of Worcester, Massachusetts.
In Phipsburg, Mr. David Doughty of Cumberland, to Miss Almira
In Brunswick, Mr. Hiram Whitehouse of Unity, to Miss Martha Dunlap.
In Eastport, Mr. Joseph Smart to Miss Sarah Jane Heney. Mr. James
B. Tukesbury to Miss Margaret C. McKenny.
In Lubec, Mr. Samuel L. Hovey to Miss Olivia S. , daughter of the late
Captain Samuel Muir, of Portsmouth, N. H. Marriage published December
23, 1836 in Vital Records of Lubec, Maine, by Patricia McCurdy Townsend.
In Mercer, Mr. George C. Hyde to Miss Henrietta Mary Thatcher.
In this city December 31, 1835, Miss Francis Eustis of Eastport, aged 21.
In this city Nathaniel F., son of Hero Joss (Jess?), aged 8 years, 8 months.
In this city 1st inst., John Jay, only son of John Sanborn, aged 2 years.
In Bangor, December 30, 1835 of lung fever, Mrs. Hannah, wife of Captain
John Pearson, aged 67.
In Scarboro' on Wednesday last, December 6th, Mr. Arthur Fogg, aged 23.
On Saturday last, December 9th, Miss Almira Fogg, aged 20 years, 4
months, children of the late Joseph Fogg, Esq.
In Augusta, Mrs. Susan consort of Mr. Richard F. Perkins, and only
daughter of the late General Cony, aged 23. Mr. John Soule, aged 79.
In Bangor Mrs. Ellen wife of John Hart, aged 26.
In Hallowell, Mr. James Sawyer, aged 26.
In Paris, Maine on the 4th inst., Mrs. Nancy G. Ward wife of Mr. Asa
Ward, and daughter of Thomas Clark, Esq., aged 25 years.
In this city on Saturday 9th, a child of Mr. Ephraim Johnson, Jr.,
aged 4 years.
In this city on Wednesday 6th in the morning, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of
Jedediah Jewett, aged 19 months.
In this city Saturday 3rd inst., Miss Eliza Ann Malloy, formerly of
Limington, aged 17 years.
In Monmouth, Miss Nancy daughter of Captain Thomas Kimball, aged 24.
In Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Solome Browe (Browne?)
At Batavia (Jakarta?) September 25th, 1835 on board ship Laconia, Mr.
Thomas Ward, seaman of Eastport, aged 35.
In United States Marine Hospital, Chelsea, Massachusetts, November
24, 1835, Mr. Enoch Merrill of Cumberland, Maine, aged 40.
In Kennebunk, Mrs. Eunice Kimball, aged 54.
In Phipsburg, Mr. John Foote.
In Harpswell, Mrs. Eliza Scolfield (Schofield?)
In Boston, Massachusetts, Mrs. Mary, wife off William Cummingham,
formerly of Wicasset, aged 58.