November 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Keene Family

I am trying to find ancestors of Warren Keene born in Nobleborro ME 12/28/1835 he married a Mary E Heath in 1866; George H Keene born 9/11/1868 in Whitefield, Lincoln, ME; I am working on this line from my childrens ancestors and need to find connections or background on this family. They eventually ended up in Malden, MA where most of them past. I believe they might have come from Canada to Maine but not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Added by lisa courtenay on November 30, 2010 at 7:28pm — 5 Comments

John Pelke

Looking for a John Pelke (Pelkey or Pelky) born 1884, married Adeline Theriault (Terrio) 15 April 1901, John died 30 May 1937. They were from Staceyville, Maine

Any info on this John would be great!
Gabriel LaJeunesse
gabriellajeunesse@hotmail.com

Added by G LaJeunesse on November 29, 2010 at 1:11am — 1 Comment

Jesse Wright Sr

Jesse Wright Sr born in Pelham, MA Nov 19, 1749. Married Abigail Abby Emmons Cook of New Gloucester, ME Oct 28, 1775. Abigail was b. 25 Oct 1753 in Gloucester, MA. Jesse died in Guilford, Maine March 10,1834. Abby died in Guilford, Maine January 7, 1841. They had 9 children.

Added by Dianne Cobb on November 22, 2010 at 3:49pm — 2 Comments

James Lynch

My great grandfather, James Lynch, was born in Penobscot, ME on 12 Nov. 1847. His father's name was Peter Lynch and his mother's name was Margaret Lynch. James is the brother of Mary; Susan; John; MH; Peter; Ann; Margaret and Ellen Lynch all born in the 1800's. Some were born in Ireland as I believe James was. Others were born in W. Lubec, ME. Can anyone help me out in finding information about James and his family?

Added by christina grace regan townes on November 18, 2010 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Looking For:

I am looking for relatives I may have. My name is Patiece Louise Dunham my father's name is David Russel Dunham and my mother's name is Elizabeth Sampson Dunham. My grandparent's name was Chester and Murel Dunham. Any information I can get sure would be appreciated.

Added by Patience Louise Dunham on November 11, 2010 at 3:22pm — 8 Comments

GRANDUNCLE CLARENCE REMEMBERS MORE CONCLUSION

In the final installment of excerpts from a 1975 interview,

GrandUncle Clarence recalls more about his life as a

logger in Oxford County, Maine.



Thanks once again to Alan Johnson for sharing the

interview with me. Alan is working on a book about the

region in Maine my West…

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Added by Bill West on November 6, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

GRANDUNCLE CLARENCE REMEMBERS MORE3

In this excerpt from the 1975 interview, GrandUncle Clarence

talks about water power and some of the aspects of logging

and lumber drives. I've seen some of those rafts of logs on

the rivers and lakes up in Maine and New Hampshire but

never knew just how much wood they could contain!…



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Added by Bill West on November 6, 2010 at 1:14am — No Comments

GRANDUNCLE CLARENCE REMEMBERS MORE5

GrandUncle Clarence led an interesting life. Here he talks

about blowing up a mountaintop and handling a team of

skittish horses.



And he was still a teenager at the time! :







“I was born March 17, 1895 in Cambridge, NH. I’m 80, and mister,…

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Added by Bill West on November 6, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

GRANDUNCLE CLARENCE REMEMBERS MORE4

In this installment, My granduncle Clarence P. West talks

about driving logs over the Azicohos Dam, and describes

how a wad of chewing tobacco saved his life:



“We used to sluice here, and when I started they had to

have 25 men on the sluice boom or they wouldn’t open it…

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Added by Bill West on November 6, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

GRANDUNCLE CLARENCE REMEMBERS MORE2

Here's more from the 1975 interview in Maine Profiles of my

Granduncle Clarence West by Lynne Franklin. In this excerpt

he talks about memories of P.C. Ripley's encounters with

game wardens and a school principal (the "school pa").

Clarence also recalls how he got his job at the Aziscohos

Dam with the…

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Added by Bill West on November 6, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

GRANDUNCLE CLARENCE REMEMBERS MORE1

Back in 2008 I did a series of posts in which I shared a

published interview with my granduncle Clarence P. West

as he looked back on his life. Recently Alan Johnson,

the area in Maine where my West ancestors lived, sent

me a copy of another interview with Clarence. This one…
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Added by Bill West on November 6, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

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