Friday, August 16, 2013
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, October 12, 1861
In this city, 8th inst., by Rev. G. W. Bosworth, George R. McIntyre, Esq.
of Washington, D. C., to Miss Abby L., daughter of H. M. Hart, Esq., of
Portland; 28th ult., Mr. Charles G. Innes to Miss Sarah Powers, both of
Portland; 26th ult., Mr. Calvin Hilton of Lisbon to Miss Laura Ring of Bath.
In this city, 5th inst., by Rev. Edward P. Thwing, Mr. Charles Smith, of
Lewiston, to Miss Eliza H. Norwood, of South Bend, Indiana.
In this city, 3rd inst., by Rev. Mr. Walker, Mr. Benjamin F. Brock to
Miss Emma Chick, both of Portland.
In this city, 3rd inst., by Rev. Mr. Abbot, Rev. Joseph Morse, of Auburn,
to Miss Emily J., daughter of S. R. Leavitt, Esq.
In this city, 5th inst., by Rev. Alexander Burgess, Corporal Henry M. Smith,
Company C Tenth Regiment M. V. M., to Miss Lydia M. Howes, of Portland.
In August, 2nd inst., Mr. William L. T. Davis to Miss Sarah L. Foss
In Somersworth, New Hampshire, 3rd inst., Mr. Otis C. Newhall, of
Portland, to Miss Catharine Cuthbert, of West Scarboro.
In Skowhegan, 1st inst., Mr. John Sheaff to Miss Caroline L. Brown, both
In New Gloucester, 22nd ult., Mr. Thomas Webster to Mirs. Sarah E.
Webster, both of Gray.
In Bowdoin Centre, 30th ult., Mr. William Card, Jr., to Miss Sarah
Coombs, both of Bowdoin.
In Biddeford, 23rd inst., Mr. Charles E. Hill to Miss Almira M. Spofford,
both of Buxton.
In Appleton, Mr. Thaddeus W. Littlefield, of Augusta to Miss Arcanna C.
Smith, of Appleton.
In Rockland, 28th ult., Mr. John F. Bow, of New Windsor, N. Y., to Miss
Sarah S. McAllister of Rockland.
In this city, 8th inst., Mrs. Jeanette, widow of Charles Coombs, aged 62
years, 8 months.
In this city, 2nd inst., Mrs. Nancy, widow of the late William Shaw, of
In this city, 5th inst., Mr. Benjamin Larrabee, aged 73 years, 1 month,
In this city, 5th inst., Lucy M., wife of Captain Reuel Merrill, of
Cumberland, aged 45.
In this city, 1st inst., Anna S., wife of George F. Harmon, aged 26.
In this city, 5th inst., George Thurston, only child of John and Maria
M. Fitz, aged 1 years, 4 months, 6 days.
In this city, 4th inst., Roscoe G., son of Deacon Charles Barrell, of Cape
Elizabeth, aged 29 years.
In this city, 3rd inst., Mattie L., only daughter of John M. and E. A. Howe.
In this city, 7th inst., Mrs. L. C., wife of Thomas Sinnott, aged 34 years,
In this city, 7th inst., Freddie Willistien, youngest child of John G. and
Ellen C. Libby, aged 2 years.
In Westbrook, 7th inst., Lizzie B., youngest daughter of John R., and the late
Catherine D. Sawyer, aged 14 months.
In Falmouth, 2nd inst., Herschel Willis, son of Henry H. and Almira S.
Norton, age 5 years, 4 months, 4 days; Lizzie J., daughter of Andrew J. ans
Cordelia Adams, aged 10 months.
In Thomaston, 1st inst., Mary G.., wife of Lorenzo Redman, aged 45.
In Yarmouth, 1st inst., Mrs. Mary Ann Hale, aged 48 years.
In Westbrook, 1st inst., Edward B., son of David and Betsey
Sturdivant, aged 17 years, 2 months; 26th ult., Mary F., wife of Ebenezer
Libby, and daughter of James Johnson, aged 27 years, 3 months.
In Strawberry Valley, California, August 30th, Mr. E. A. Cusham,
formerly of Yarmouth, and son of Mr. E. T. Cushman, of Portland, aged 31.
In Cape Elizabeth, 4th inst., Frances Ellen, daughter of Joseph D. and Eliza
R. Griffin, aged 1 years, 6 months; 29th ult., John Frederick, son of Thomas
Gould, aged 8 weeks.
MATTERS IN MAINE
Enlistments for Col. Shepley's Regiment are progressing rapidly. There is to
be attached to it a battery of artillery, composed of six pieces of rifled cannon; this
will require nearly two hundred men, and rumor says it will probably be under the
immediate command of Gen. Tillison. Colonel Goddard's Cavalry Regiment goes
into camp at Augusta next week, where it will remain for a few weeks for thorough
drill. Capt. Hight of the U. S. Dragoons, has been appointed Lieutenant Colonel
of the Regiment.
The Eleventh Regiment has commences assembling at Augusta. It is supposed
that at least eighteen regiments will be raised in this state. The regiments cost one
hundred thousand each before they are available for actual service.
Captain Stephen Barry, of Machiasport was out fishing for halibut on
Wednesday, and on Friday his boat was discovered containing two halibut and
as the line and gaff were gone, it was supposed that having fastened to the third,
he was drawn overboard while attempting to haul it in. Captain Barry was about
aged 63 years of age.
Mr. Robert Sinclair, of Skowhegan,fell from from a tree while gathering
apples and broke his arm.
Surgeon Garcelon calls on the generous ladies of Maine to provide the
hospital departments of the regiments now organizing with sheets, shirts, drawers,
pillow cases (all cotton) and towels. The supply of bandages is nearly exhusted.
Packages forwarded to his office is in the new City Hall, Portland, will be
Mr. George Chase of Waterville, was found dead on Wednesday morning,
at the William House in that town, where he boarded. It is supposed he arose
in the night in a fit while on his way to the privy.
Preble, the wife murderer at Auburn, plead guilty, and has been sentenced to
be hanged, in the meantime to be confined to hard labor in the state prison. Ford,
who killed Dwier, plead guillty of manslaughter was sentenced to five years in the
The Augusta Banner thus describe "an individuaal" who visited that city
recently; "It was the squint-eyed lawyer soldier, of Charleston Convention and
Fortress Monroe-contraband notoriety-Major General Benjamin F. Butler!"
The General must feel complimented!
On Fast Day a son of Mr. John Moran, of Biddeford, aged 20 years, fell
about ten feet from a tree on which he was putting up a swing, and was instantly
The watch and jewelry store of Mr. D. E. Lucy, in Houlton was broken into
on Saturday night last, and some twenty-five or thirty silver watches stolen.
It is said that Capt. W. S. Heath, of Waterville, late of the 3rd Regiment, has
been appointed Lieutentent Colonel of the Fifth Regiment.
It is stated that David R. Hasting, Esq., of Lovell, will be appointed Major
of the Twelfth Regiment.
A large loupcervier (Canadian Lynx) measuring six feet, was recently killed
in Jay, by two hunters of the name of Hall from Dixfield.
By the upsetting of a pleasure boat off Diamond Cove, Casco Bay, in our
harbor on Tuesday afternoon, six young men of this city were suddenly
consigned to a watery grave.
The party consisted of seven, and the names of those who was drowned
were John W. Ford, Rufus Hyde, Charles L. Hyde, Stephen Morse, Charles
Allen, Charles Buzzell. Edmund Goodhue escaped by swimming to the shore,
which he reached in an exhausted condition. The boat was the yacht Otraska, and
when the squall struck her she capisized and went down. Two of the men seized
hold of Goodhues coat as he was swimming ashore, when he unbuttoned it and
they drew it off him. Ford, C. L. Hyde, Morse and Buzzell leave families. The body
of Rufus Hyde was found on the shore. This sad event has stricken many households
with agonizing grief, and excited a feeling of sympathy throughout the city.
The gunboat Kineo, built by Mr. Dyer at Cape Elizabeth, was to be launched
Joseph H. Eldridge of Chatham, Mass., belonging to a fishing schooner in
our harbor, Casco Bay, fell from a boat he was sculling one day last week, and
was drowned. He was 24 years old.
Honorable Neal Dow has been appointed Colonel of the 13th Regiment;
Capt. Henry Rust, Jr., of the 10th Regiment is to be Lieutenant Colonel, and
Capt. Frank S. Hesseltine, of the Third Regiment, Major.
Captain Staples' Company of Home Guards, at Fort Scammel, have been
paid off, having been in service two months. About $1800 was disbursed.
Captain Robert Johnson of Gorham, a respected citizen, but of unsound
mind in consequence of a paralytic shock, was struck by a passing locomotive
while walking on the railroad trunk, near Gorham village, Saturday evening,
and instantly killed. His body was not discovered until two o'clock Sunday
afternoon, This is said to be the first person killed on the York and Cumberland
The dwelling house of Francis Warren, Esq., of Lyman, was destroyed by
fire on Sunday night of last week, and his youngest daughter, about 15 years
old perished in the flames. The rest of the family barely escaped with their lives,
and the oldest daughter, who has been sick for some weeks, is not expected to
recover. The fire was set by some fiendish wretch for whom hanging would be
too mild a punishment.