Friday, April 3, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, August 8, 1883
At Vinalhaven Saturday afternoon, Patrick Cane, quarryman, struck Murdock
Campbell with an iron bar, then ran and jumped overboard. He was captured and
lodged in Rockland jail. Campbell died soon after being struck. Cane has been
committed for trial before the Grand Jury next September.
A boat in which were Mr.G. B. Jackson and his sister, Mrs. Clara Hunt, Miss
Mabel Emerson and Mr. Wallace Jackson, of Portland was capsized a few days
ago, on Jefferson Lake and all were thrown into the water. Through the courage
and coolness of the Messrs. Jackson, the ladies were supported until the boat was
righted, when they were put into it, and then the man swam half a mile to shore,
where assistance was obtained and all were rescued.
A Boston correspondent has the following to say of the Lowell family in
Maine: The Lowell's of Maine are an old Massachusetts family, having removed
from Amesbury to West Bath in 1751. Mr. Joseph Lowell, of Wiscasset, has
reached the good old age of 80 years. He was born February 22, 1803; was one
of a large family of 11 children. His father Joseph Lowell, who was born
February 27, 1774, and died in 1841, was a son of Joseph and Abigail Danforth
Lowell who resided on the old homestead at New Meadows. He was a son of
John Lowell, who wed Martha Currier of Amesbury, Mass., in 1749, and the
family soon removed to New Meadows about the year 1757. John Lowell, was
a son of John and Rachel Sargent Lowell of Amesbury. A Jacob Lowell settled in
Alna, Me., in 1776. He was a son of John and Martha C .Lowell. John, James
and David, sons of Joseph and Abigail D. Lowell, settled in Wiscasset in 1774.
and engaged in farming, and located a large tannery. John died in 1848, David
died in 1861 at the age of 80 and James died in 1864. Joseph, who wed Lydia
Nason, of Wiscasset in 1797, died in 1841. Had 11 children, 2 of whom now
living in Wiscasset. The descendants of Joseph, John, James and Davis Lowell,
an numerous in the towns of Wiscasset, Alna and Dresden.
The case of Bowler, of Lincoln County, for alleged pension frauds, will
come up at the tern of the U. S. District Court, at Bath, September 14th.
The store of Durrell & Hawks, Oxford was robbed of goods, of not much
value, Friday morning.
United States Marshal George D. Bisbee has purchased the fine old homestead
of Governor John D. Long, at Buckfield, and will move his family there at once.
A new locality of that rare gem, tourmaline has been opened by N. H. Perry,
of South Paris, collector of minerals at Auburn, Me. He has obtained some very
perfect and highly polished crystals there.