September 2009 Blog Posts (33)

Jesse WRIGHT from Mass. to Maine

Jesse Wright b Mass (?) 1730 died 1784

wife

Abbey Cook b 1739 died 1784



Daughter Hannah WRIGHT b 11 Mar 1781 Lewiston Androscoggin Co. MAine

d 25 Dec 1863 Guilford Piscataquis Co. MAine



Married Abraham D Young Sr. b 2 Oct 1784 Andover Essex Co. MASS died 15 May 1857 Guilford Piscataquis Co. Maine USA



Anna J. Young, born in Lewiston, December 1st, 1803

Jonathan W. Young, born in Lewiston, October 12th, 1805

George W. Young, born in Avon,… Continue

Added by Susan C Jones Pentico on September 18, 2009 at 1:56am — No Comments

Organizing my research info

Each winter I spend a lot more time doing genealogy research than at any other time, and this year I am putting together a list of the resource material that I have in my files. It isn't much, but I will share it with you. It isn't very long but as I go along with cleaning out my files, I may be adding more info and will update it. If anyone is interested in additional information regarding these titles, just let me know and I will send you what you need.



A History of Three Corners… Continue

Added by Paula S. Mulherin on September 15, 2009 at 9:32am — 1 Comment

History of the Mechanic Falls Baptist Church

Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).



[p. 100]
MECHANIC FALLS BAPTIST CHURCH.

DURING the Winter of 1853, a number of brethren and sisters, belonging to different Baptist churches but living in, and near the…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 13, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Lester Erwin Coolidge Obituary

The obituary of Lester Erwin Coolidge, Sr., who died 26 Oct. 1979 in Hastings, Michigan:

BETHEL—Lester E. Coolidge Sr., 77, a former Bethel resident, died Friday at the Barry County Medical Facility in Hastings, Mich., following a long period of failing health.



He was born in Cambridge, N.H., June 24, 1902, the son of Wallace and Mary Powers Coolidge. He had worked in that area as a traffic officer for the state of Maine and had lived in Michigan for the…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 11, 2009 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Fannie Elerea (Cross) Coolidge Obituary

The obituary of Fannie Elerea (Cross) Coolidge, who died 1948 in Gorham, New Hampshire:

Mrs. Fannie C. Coolidge, wife of Hollis Coolidge, died Tuesday at her home on Lancaster Road, Gorham, N. H., after a lingering illness.



Mrs. Coolidge was born in Bethel, July 20, 1879, the daughter of Roscoe and Augusta Cookson Cross and resided in Gorham for the past 20 years. She attended the Gorham Congregational Church.



Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge were married…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 11, 2009 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Benjamin Skillings Tyler and Sybil Victoria (Coolidge) Farrar Marriage Announcement

The marriage announcement of Benjamin Skillings Tyler and Sybil Victoria (Coolidge) Farrar, who wed 16 Aug. 1962 in Bethel, Maine:

In a ceremony at the Methodist parsonage Saturday evening, Benjamin Tyler and Mrs. Sybil Farrar were united in marriage by Rev. Richard Hamilton. The couple were attended by Dean Farrar and Mrs. Edith Smith.



A reception was held following the…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 11, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Marion Sarah (Skillings) Coolidge Obituary

The obituary of Marion Sarah (Skillings) Coolidge, who died 10 May 1968 in South Paris, Maine:

BETHEL—Marion S. Coolidge, 60, died late Friday night at the Andrews Nursing Home, South Paris, after a long illness.



She was born in Harvard, Mass., Sept. 23, 1907, daughter of Herman and Grace Grover Skillings. She was graduated from Gould Academy in 1926 and attended Farmington and…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 11, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

History of the Rumford Falls Baptist Church

Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).



[p. 115]
RUMFORD FALLS BAPTIST CHURCH.

PREVIOUS to 1890, Rumford could have been called absolutely Methodist ground, and the same may be largely true to-day of the rural…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 10, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Early History of the First Baptist Church of Mexico

[Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905), p. 121.]

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, MEXICO.


THIS church was organized May 29, 1903, with thirteen constituent members as follows: L. A. Beedy, Eva B. Beedy, E. P. Goodwin, Nancy Goodwin, D.…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 10, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Delbert Clinton Coolidge Obituary

The obituary of Delbert Clinton Coolidge, who died 27 Jan. 1959 in North Jay, Maine:

NORTH JAY—Delbert C. Coolidge died Tuesday at his Davenport Hill farm home, where he had lived the past 39 years.



Mr. Coolidge was born March 9, 1887, at Dixfield, son of Clinton and Annie Porter Coolidge. Educated in Dixfield schools, he married Lillian Simmons in 1906. He was a…

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Almon Warren Coolidge Obituary

The obituary of Almon Warren Coolidge, who died 27 Mar. 1969 in Rumford, Maine:

EAST DIXFIELD—Almon W. Coolidge, 92, died Thursday morning at Cozy Inn Nursing Home, Rumford.



He was born Feb. 12, 1877, at East Dixfield, son of Clenton and Annie Porter Coolidge. He married Rilla Brown of Upton who died nine years ago. He was a member of Mystic Valley Grange and attended the…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 10, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

Finding L. L. Bean's Birthplace

I am the fourth cousin twice removed of L. L. Bean. My father is actually related to him through both parents—his mother is descended from Beans, and his father's paternal grandmother was a Cummings, as was Bean's maternal grandmother. But my closest connection to L. L. Bean is geographical: he was born in the town of Greenwood in Oxford County—just up the road from where my father and I both grew up. But the exact location of his birthplace was unknown to us until I did a little…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 9, 2009 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Moses Fairfield Coolidge's Store Ledger (Part 3)

In addition to the entries concerning the construction of a new store posted here, my great-great-great-grandfather Moses Fairfield Coolidge's ledger includes entries for the earlier store he kept in Upton.



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Added by Chris Dunham on September 7, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Moses Fairfield Coolidge's Store Ledger (Part 2)

In addition to the entries concerning the construction of a new store posted here, my great-great-great-grandfather Moses Fairfield Coolidge's ledger includes entries for the earlier store he kept in Upton.



Part 1 ·…
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Added by Chris Dunham on September 7, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Moses Fairfield Coolidge's Store Ledger (Part 1)

In addition to the entries concerning the construction of a new store posted here, my great-great-great-grandfather Moses Fairfield Coolidge's ledger includes entries for the earlier store he kept in Upton. From Charles Errol Heywood's History of Upton, Maine (p. 50):
M. F. Coolidge Store.—This store was originally built and run by Charles Abbott, the post office being in the store. M. F.…
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Added by Chris Dunham on September 7, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

John Fairfield Coolidge Obituary

The obituary of John Fairfield Coolidge, who died 2 Dec. 1929 in East Bethel, Maine:

East Bethel, Dec. 2—John S. Coolidge died this morning at the home of his son Edgar Coolidge. He was 81 years old and had been in failing health for some time. He was born June 26, 1848, the son of Fairfield and Jane Coolidge. Mr. Coolidge was four times married and two sons were born by the first union, Edgar with whom he lived and Hollis of Gorham, N. H. He lived for some time at Upton…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 7, 2009 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Mary Jane (Knapp) Coolidge Obituary

The obituary of Mary Jane (Knapp) Coolidge, who died 29 Nov. 1957 in East Bethel, Maine:

EAST BETHEL—Mrs. Mary Jane Coolidge, died Friday morning at the home of her son, Almon, after a long illness.



She was born Feb. 24, 1874, at North Amity, daughter of Solon and Susan Bustard Knapp. Her husband died Nov. 5, 1947, after they had been married 42 years, all of which had been…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 7, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Coolidge Family Records

The store ledger of my great-great-great-grandfather Moses Fairfield Coolidge includes several pages of family records.



The first details births and deaths in the family of Fairfield's wife, Jane (Tebbetts) Coolidge, as well as the birth of their son John Fairfield Coolidge, and the deaths of Moses Fairfield and Jane Coolidge. (Click images to enlarge.)…

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Elton Ralph Coolidge Obituary

The obituary of Elton Ralph Coolidge, who died 13 July 1923 in Rumford, Maine:

Elton Coolidge, 17, son of Edgar and Mary Coolidge, passed away at the McCarty Hospital, Rumford, July 13th, following an operation for appendicitis.



Funeral was held at the church at E. Bethel, Rev. Mr. Welds officiating, and he was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, showing the esteem in which he was…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 7, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Clarence Oscar Knapp Obituary

The obituary of Clarence Oscar Knapp, who died 1 Apr. 1952 in Houlton, Maine:

Funeral services were held today at the Dunn funeral home for Clarence O. Knapp, 69, of Amity, with Rev. Calvin Hayes of Hodgdon officiating.



The son of Solomon and Susan Bustard Knapp, he was born June 20, 1882 at Amity and died April 1 at a local hospital after a long illness.



Surviving are five sons, Allan of N. Amity, Clarence of Auburn, Raymond of Hartford, Conn.,…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 7, 2009 at 2:02pm — No Comments

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