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Norridgewock Tribe

A tribe of the Abenaki confederacy, their territory embraced the Kennebec Valley nearly to the river’s mouth. Their closest relationship was with the Penobscot, Arosaguntacook, and Wewenoc Indians.

Genealogy of Howard Baker of Solon Maine

Genealogy of Howard Baker W170 HOWARD BAKER: b. in Maine, July 12, 1810; d. Jan. 1889-served in Civil War; m. on Dec. 9, 1840, to Maria Boice, of Maine, b. November 22, 1820, d. April 4, 1910, at time of marriage a school teacher in Cambridge, Mass.; 7 children. Gardiner Bowen: b. in Solon, Maine, Nov. 30, 1842; struck by truck and killed May 4, 1847. Mary Ella: b. in Solon, Me., Jan. 13, 1845, still living in Avon, Mass.; m. Ira May; 7 children. Alice: d. Sept., 1927. William: m. Pearl; 4 children-Emmery, Ira, Marion and Muriel. Emma: m.; d.; left no heirs. Mabel and Charles. 2 children died in infancy. Charles Howard: b. Solon, Me., Feb. 2, 1847; d. Aug. 1, 1918 served as drummer boy in Civil War, State Congressman in Mass.; 3 children-all living. Bessie M. Whipple of Swampscott, Mass. Chas. H. of Lynn. P. H. of Swampscott. Winfield Scott: b. Solon, Maine, March 24, 1849, d. May, 1917; m. Lydia; 2 children. Lottie: m. Arthur Barnes, who d. Apr., 1926, her present address is Orris St., Melrose Highlands, Mass. Child Lydia, b. Aug., 1914. Winfield: m. Alice Randall; 3 children. Helen: b. Aug. 31, 1900; d. July, 1922. Edith: b. Sept., 1905; d. Oct., 1905. Grace: b. Sept., 1908. Millard Fillmore: b. in Randolph, Mass., Jan. 6, 1851; m. Hattie Dizer; present address St. Petersburg, Fla. Ralph J. of Bridgewater, Mass.: m.; has 2 boys and 2 girls. Wallace of Asburnham, Mass.: m.; has 2 girls and 1 boy. George Wood: b. Braintree, Mass., April 19, 1854; m. Alida Dizer, no heirs; present address...

Biography of Gay Hayden

MR. AND MRS. GAY HAYDEN. – Prominent among the many pioneers of the Pacific Northwest who deserve an enduring place in its history are Mr. and Mrs. Hayden of Vancouver, Washington, whose heroism under the many difficulties that beset the emigrants who broke the way for advancing civilization on this far frontier will seem to generations yet unborn, who are destined to read these pages, more like the dream of the novelist than a recital of fact. Mrs. Mary J. Hayden, who at this writing is a handsome, well-preserved and charmingly vivacious woman, as ready-witted, graceful and gentle as though border life had never been her portion, was born in the year 1830 in Athens, Maine, and spent her early childhood with her grandparents in the town of Cornville in that state. At the age of fifteen Miss Bean emigrated with her parents to the wilds of Wisconsin, where she was married in 1847 to Gay Hayden, one of the well-known pioneers of the Pacific Northwest, with whom her lot was cast; and, in the year 1850, they emigrated to that part of Oregon Territory to be known in future as the State of Washington. In recounting her experiences in crossing the plains with teams of oxen, Mrs. Hayden says; “We traveled leisurely at first, but wearily, as the roads were bad in early spring, and accommodation for ourselves and teams could be had at night in the spare settlements, through which we thought it safer not to hurry. But, when we launched out in the open prairie beyond the settlements, we enjoyed a sense of freedom and exhilaration...

Biography of Chancey Adams, M.D.

Chancey Adams, M.D., a successful medical practitioner of Concord, was born in North New Portland, Me., March 15, 1861, son of Benjamin and Eliza Briton (Sawyer) Adams. He belongs to a branch of the famous old Massachusetts family of the same name. Henry Adams, the founder of the Massachusetts family, was an English emigrant, who came over to this country in the year 1630, with his eight sons, and settled in Braintree, in the Colony of Massachusetts. Of these eight sons, one subsequently returned to England. The names of the others, according to the records of Massachusetts, were: Peter, Henry, Thomas, Edward, Jonathan, Samuel, and Joseph. Samuel was the father of two sons, one of whom was Joseph Adams, who lived in North Chelmsford, Mass. Joseph was the father of Benjamin Adams, who was the father of William Adams, who was the father of Solomon Adams, who was the great-grand-father of Dr. Adams. Solomon Adams migrated from North Chelmsford, Mass., his native town, to Farmington, Me., at the close of the Revolutionary War. The record shows that he had served his country during that war from May 15, 1777, to May 15, 1780, in Captain James Varnum’s company, of Colonel Michael Jackson’s regiment; but his active military service actually extended beyond these dates. William Adams, son of Solomon and grandfather of Dr. Adams, was a native of Farmington, Me. He passed his entire life in that town, engaged in farming, and died June 12, 1862, at the age of seventy-three years. He married Nancy Hiscock, and had a numerous family of children, of whom three died in infancy. The...

Flagstaff Cemetery Records, Somerset County, Maine

CLEVELAND Faustina, d. 1 Aug. 1876, ae. 26 yrs. Wife of Alanzo Cleveland. GAMMON Alice Savage, d. 18 Aug. 1872, ae. 35 yrs. Wife of William S. Gammon. Sally M., d. 19 July 1894, ae. 78 yrs., 8 mos., 11 days. William, d. 22 Nov. 1887, ae. 75 yrs., 8 mos. GREEN Asa, d. 8 Sept. 1883, ae. 60 yrs. Fidelia, d. 13 July 1855, ae. 4 yrs., 10 mos., 9 days. Dau. of Asa and Maria L. Green. Maria L., d. 13 Jan. 1877, ae. 48 yrs. Wife of Asa Green. Mason, d. 1 Mar. 1846, ae. 29 yrs. Ruel B., d. 23 Apr. 1904, ae. 38 yrs. HEALD Sally, d. 21 May 1851, ae. 23 yrs., 11 mos., 2 days. Wife of Ephraim H. Heald. JONES Mary, 1857 – 1879. Wife of E.S. Jones. KERSHNER Abigail P., b. 1847, d. 7 Apr. 1891, ae. 63 yrs. Dau. of Jacob and Joahn Kershner. Wife of C.C. Sampson. Frankie A., d. 17 Nov. 1877, ae. 5 yrs., 3 mos., 15 days. Son of T.J. and N.J. Kershner. Jacob, 1812 – 1900. Husband of Joahn S. Jacob B., 1842 – 1909. Son of Jacob and Joahn S. Kershner. Joahn S., 1812 – 1876. Wife of Jacob Kershner. M.D.L., b. 11 Nov. 1837, d. 5 Mar. 1917. Husband of Sophronia. Michael, d. 31 Oct. 1850, ae. 20 days. Son of Jacob and Joahn Kershner. Millard F., d. 20 Oct. 1863, ae. 3 yrs. Son of M.D.L. Kershner. Rebecca Hamor, 1852 – 1879. Dau. of Jacob and Joahn S. Kershner. Stoneman L., b. 26 Dec. 1865, d. 23 July 1917. Sophronia, b....

Biography of Peter P. Elder

Peter P. Elder, deceased, ex-lieutenant governor of Kansas, and for many years a resident of Ottawa, was one of the most notable characters of Kansas and one of the select few who gave it a unique and substantial standing among the western states of the Union. He was a native of Maine, born in Somerset County, September 30, 1823; was of North-of-Ireland ancestry and Revolutionary stock. Mr. Elder spent the first thirty-four years of his life in his native county, getting an education and teaching school. He became an ardent abolitionist early in life, and in 1857 located in Franklin County, Kansas, prepared to do his part in defending his principles and possessions. First taking up a claim near Ohio City he commenced farming, immediately joined the Kansas militia, and in 1861 President Lincoln appointed him agent for the Osage and Seneca Indians at Fort Scott. In that position he rendered valuable service to the Union by keeping the Indians to its support, and when he resigned the agency he returned to Franklin County and located at Ottawa, which had been recently platted. In the late ’60s Mr. Elder erected the first substantial residence at Ottawa, and also established the banking firm of P. P. Elder & Company. It continued a successful business until the organization of its successor, in 1871–the First National Bank of Ottawa, of which Mr. Elder was also the first president. For the succeeding thirty years he developed into one of the largest and most successful farmers and stock raisers of the county. During all that period he had also been very active and prominent...

Biography of George A. Frost

The horologe of time has marked off thirty-nine years since George A. Frost came to the Pacific coast, and thirty years have been added to the cycle of the centuries since his arrival in Lewiston. He is numbered among the esteemed and valued residents of this place, and as a representative citizen of northern Idaho well deserves mention in this volume. He was born in St. Auburns, Somerset county, Maine, November 14, 1836, and is of Scotch and English lineage. His parents were both natives of Kennebec County, Maine, and in 1852 the father came to the west, making the journey by way of the Panama route. He first located in California, where he engaged in mining, and was one of the first at the Cornstock lead, in Nevada. He later removed to Walla Walla, Washington, where his death occurred in 1878, when he had reached the age of seventy-eight years. His widow still resides there and is now in her seventy-ninth year. George A. Frost is the eldest of their three children. He was educated in Dexter, Maine, and when his father returned to the Pine Tree state for the family he came to the Pacific coast. They followed the isthmus route and located in California, our subject engaging in mining on the American river. He afterward went to Nevada, where he took out considerable gold, and then sold his claim for twenty-seven thousand dollars. Then followed a period in which he was not quite so successful, and he returned to the east by the overland route. He paid Charles A. Robinson fifteen hundred dollars for a claim...

Biographical Sketch of Minot Judson Savage

Savage, Minot Judson; Clergyman; born, Norridgewock, Me., June, 10, 1841; son of Joseph L. and Ann S. (Stinson) Savage; fitted for college, but did not take course, because of poor health; graduate Bangor Theological Seminary, 1864; (D. D., Harvard, 1896); married Ella A. Dodge, of Harvard, Mass., 1864; Congregational home missionary in California, 1864-1867; pastor, Framingham Mass., 1867-1869, Hannibal, Mo., 1869-1873; became Unitarian; pastor Third Unitarian Church, Chicago, 1873-1874, Church of the Unity, Boston, 1874-1896; minister Church of the Messiah, New York, 1896-1906; retired. Author: Christianity, the Science of Manhood, 1873; The Religion of Evolution, 1876; Light on the Cloud, 1876; Bluffton, a Story of Today, 1878; Life Questions, 18-79; The Morals of Evolution, 1880; Talk About Jesus, 1881; Poems, 1882; Belief in Good, 1881; Beliefs About Man, 1882; Beliefs About the Bible, 1883; The Modern Sphinx, 1883; Man, Woman and Child, 1884; The Religious Life, 1885; Social Problems, 1886; These Degenerate Days, 1887; My Creed, 1887; Religious Reconstruction, 1888; Signs of the Times, 1889; Helps for Daily Living, 1889; Life, 1890; Four Great Questions Concerning God, 1891; The Irrepressible Conflict Between Two World-Theories, 1891; The Evolution of Christianity, 1892: Is this a Good World? 1893; Jesus and Modern Life, 1893; A Ma, 1895; Religion for Today, 1897; Our Unitarian Gospel, 1898; Hymns, 1898; The Minister’s Handbook; Psychics. Facts and Theories; Life’s Dark Problems, 1905; Life Beyond Death, 1901; The Passing and the Permanent in Religion, 1901; Living by the Day, 1901; Men and Women, 1902; Can Telepathy Explain? 1902; Poems, 1905. Editor: Sacred Songs for public Worship (with Howard M. Dow); Unitarian...

Giroux, David L. – Obituary

David L. Giroux, 47, died as a result of an ATV accident at Unity on March 29, 2005. At the family’s request, David was cremated. There will be a gathering of friends at Unity at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Water Hole in Unity. David was born at Skowhegan, Maine, on Dec. 14, 1957. He lived in many places during his life, but when he moved to Unity nearly 12 years ago, he decided he had found his “home.” He was an avid hunter and trapper all of his life. Those who knew him, will miss him greatly. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lorene Cates; stepfather, David Woods; and an uncle, Bill “Poopie” Bottoms. Survivors include his mother, Shirley Woods of Cornville, Maine; his father, John Giroux Sr. of Moscow, Maine; brother, John Giroux Jr. of Solon, Maine; and his second family, his aunt, Glennys Bottoms of Baker City; cousins, Sue Ann Bottoms and Gary Court of Corvallis, Bill Bottoms III of Baker City, Jodi Bottoms Nickerson of Baker City and her children, Lane Duncan, Greg Guardini, and Kaylin Nickerson of Troutdale, Josh and Tammy Summers of Donnelly, Idaho, Devon and Stacia Nickerson of Baker City, Mari Bottoms and Tony Martin of Baker City and their children, Kate Wisdom of Cove and Brad Bottoms of Baker City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 15, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

Biographical Sketch of Joshua Thompson

(III) Joshua, son of Corporal James Thompson, was born in Norridgewock, Maine, May 10, 1793. He rendered faithful military service in the war of 1812. He married Marcia Crane, a member of the celebrated Crane family of Connecticut, and a granddaughter of John Crane, one of the signers of the famous “fidelity oath” to the state of Connecticut. He was the father of nineteen...
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