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Elton Dunham's First Autograph Book (Part 4)

These pages are from the first of two autograph books belonging to my great-grandfather, Elton Lee Dunham (1873-1953). Entries date from 1882, when he was nine, to 1896, the year he married.



The earliest autograph is that of Elton's teacher, Ellen P. Kimball, and is dated December 1882. It is likely that the book was a gift from her.



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Added by Chris Dunham on September 6, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Elton Dunham's First Autograph Book (Part 3)

These pages are from the first of two autograph books belonging to my great-grandfather, Elton Lee Dunham (1873-1953). Entries date from 1882, when he was nine, to 1896, the year he married.



The earliest autograph is that of Elton's teacher, Ellen P. Kimball, and is dated December 1882. It is likely that the book was a gift from her.



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Added by Chris Dunham on September 6, 2009 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

Elton Dunham's First Autograph Book (Part 2)

These pages are from the first of two autograph books belonging to my great-grandfather, Elton Lee Dunham (1873-1953). Entries date from 1882, when he was nine, to 1896, the year he married.



The earliest autograph is that of Elton's teacher, Ellen P. Kimball, and is dated December 1882. It is likely that the book was a gift from her.



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Added by Chris Dunham on September 5, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Elton Dunham's First Autograph Book (Part 1)

These pages are from the first of two autograph books belonging to my great-grandfather, Elton Lee Dunham (1873-1953). Entries date from 1882, when he was nine, to 1896, the year he married.



The earliest autograph is that of Elton's teacher, Ellen P. Kimball, and is dated December 1882. It is likely that the book was a gift from her.…



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Added by Chris Dunham on September 5, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Moses Fairfield Coolidge Builds a Store

My great-great-great-grandfather Moses Fairfield Coolidge built a store in Upton, Maine, in 1885. Charles Errol Heywood had this to say in his 1973 History of Upton, Maine (p. 55):
Fairfield Coolidge built the store west of the Abbott House in 1885, having sold the store he bought from Charles Abbott. In 1900 he sold to Fred O. Godwin. About that time the post office was moved to the new building. In 1910 Godwin sold to Cedric Judkins, who with his wife Jennie, carried on the…
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Carrie Winetta (Dunham) Cole Obituary

The obituary of Carrie Winetta (Dunham) Cole, who died 18 Feb. 1982 in South Paris, Maine, from the Lewiston Daily Sun of 18 Feb. 1982:

GREENWOOD—Mrs. Carrie (Netta) W. Cole, 79, died Thursday morning at the Andrews Nursing Home, South Paris, where she had been a patient for the past 10 days.



She was born in Greenwood March 15, 1902, the daughter of Elton L. and Mabel…

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Floyd Elliott Coolidge Obituary

The Lewiston Daily Sun obituary of Floyd Elliott Coolidge, who died 14 Nov. 1960 in Bethel, Maine:

Floyd (Jim) Elliott Coolidge, of Northwest Bethel, died early Monday morning at his home. He had been ill for about a year.



He was born in Newry, April 12, 1898, the son of Wallace Edgar and Reather Powers Coolidge. The family moved to Bethel when he was five. He has been…

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Funeral Expenses of Lemuel and Lydia Dunham

Below are the bills for funeral expenses of Lemuel Dunham and his wife Lydia Ann (Cummings) Dunham. Lemuel died 4 Oct. 1915 in Greenwood, Maine; Lydia died there on 10 April 1916. They were buried in Hicks Cemetery in Greenwood.



The I. W. Andrews & Son funeral home in South Woodstock, Maine, was founded by the Reverend Ziba Andrews, and carried on by his son Isaac W. Andrews, and his grandson Frank R. Andrews. It is now called the Andrews-Greenleaf Funeral Home.…



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Added by Chris Dunham on September 5, 2009 at 3:35pm — 2 Comments

JESSE WRIGHT from Mass.

Jesse WRIGHT 1730- 1784 wife Abbey COOK 1739-1784 from Mass to MAINE which says nothing since MASS covered Maine until it was established.
Jesse and Abbey Cook Wright had Hannah Wright b 11 Mar 1781 Lewiston, Androscoggin Co. Maine
d 25 Dec 1863 Guilford, Piscataquis Co. Maine USA

Hannah WRIGHT m Abraham D. YOUNG SR.

Looking for more information on this family. His parents, her parents. burial, will, church etc.?
SusiCP@aol.com

Added by Susan C Jones Pentico on August 21, 2009 at 4:25pm — 6 Comments

Campbell

Would like to know parents of my 2 times great-grandfather John M Campbell, born in Livermore Maine March or May of 1819, LDS says James Campbell and a Miss. Mcconike born in NH; Leeds town book says James Campbell and a Malinda George married 1824. John married a Lucy "Walton" of Wayne Maine in 1846, they lived their married life and died in Fayette and both are buried there. This is truly a stone wall...

Added by Eileen Gloria "Campbell" Pelleti on August 7, 2009 at 5:01pm — 3 Comments

MY BRICKWALL ANCESTOR JOHN CUTTER WEST 1802-1862 PART 2

((Originally posted at "West in New England" on 25Jan 2009))





Negative Searches: Back in November of 2007 I posted "The Search Goes On"

and told about how those of us researching John Cutter West have so far had

no luck in finding any record of his birth in either Plymouth County or the

town of Plymouth, Ma. So far that still remains the case. Randy Seaver kindly

tried his hand at it and… Continue

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MY BRICKWALL ANCESTOR JOHN CUTTER WEST 1802-1862 PART 1

((Originally published at "West in New England" 22Jan 2009))





Miriam over at Ancestories has proposed that those of us with

brickwall ancestors write a detailed post on them with what

we know, what we want to know, results of what we have searched

and where we think we should research next. So here's my first,

John Cutter West. I've used the format Miriam suggested but… Continue

Added by Bill West on August 5, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

Adelbert Hersey Alley Obituary

The Lewiston Evening Journal obituary of Adelbert Hersey Alley, who died 4 Mar. 1934 in Hartford, Maine:

EAST SUMNER, March 15—Following an illness of three months, Adelbert Hersey Alley, a life long resident of Hartford, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter-in-law Mrs. Bernice Alley. He was born in Hartford, July 16, 1850, the son of Moses and Phebe Dunham Alley. He leaves two brothers, Arthur of Utah; and Everett of Brockton, Mass.; one sister, Mrs.…

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Lucius Melvin Alley Obituary

The Lewiston Evening Journal obituary of Lucius Melvin Alley, who died 8 Nov. 1923 in Winthrop, Maine:

WINTHROP, Nov. 9 (Special) Lucius Melvin Alley died at 9:30 Thursday evening at his home here. Mr. Alley was born in Hartford, Me., Oct. 30, 1853, son of Lucas and Lydia (Bartley) Alley. He was for many years a resident of Winthrop, tho in recent years he had made his home in Caribou, returning to Winthrop about 6 months ago.



He was twice married,…

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Lemuel Dunham Obituary

The obituary—perhaps from the Oxford Democrat—of Lemuel Dunham, who died 4 Oct. 1915 in Greenwood, Maine:

Lemuel Dunham passed away at his home in Greenwood, Oct. 4th, after a long sickness. He was born in Hartford, Me., Aug. 26, 1830, the son of Lemuel and Mary (Bisbee) Dunham. In 1880 [sic] he married Lydia Cummings Clifford by whom he had four children, two of whom survive him, Carrie E. Dunham Swan, and Elton L., with whom he lived. About 1865 he moved…

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Charles America Dunham Obituary

The Lewiston Evening Journal obituary of Charles America Dunham, who died 7 Apr. 1964 in West Paris, Maine:

BRYANT POND—Charles A. Dunham, 84, died early Tuesday morning at Chapel Valley Nursing Home, West Paris, where he had been a patient for eight days.



Born at Lawrence, Mass., May 15, 1879, he was the son of Charles and Mary Mills Dunham. He moved to Bethel as a young boy and to Bryant Pond in 1918 where he operated a blacksmith shop for many…

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Carrie Estella (Dunham) Swan Obituary

The Lewiston Evening Journal obituary of Carrie Estella (Dunham) Swan, who died 24 July 1943 in Norway, Maine:

NORWAY—Mrs. Carrie E. Swan died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leslie Whitman on Hobbs Pond.



She was born in Hartford, Feb. 25, 1862, the daughter of Lemuel and Lydia Cummings Dunham. Mrs. Swan was a domestic nurse.



Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Nettie Cole, Lockes Mills; Mrs. Lydia Whitman, Hobbs Pond; Miss…

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ASA BARROWS' PENSION FILE2

(originally posted on "West in New England" 3Nov, 2007)





One of the few complaints I have about the Revolutionary War

Pension Files that I’ve downloaded from Footnotes.com is that

while each image is numbered, they aren’t sorted in chronological

order. Such is the case with Asa Barrow’s file. Rather than to

continue to post them numerically, I'll post them chronologically

and give the… Continue

Added by Bill West on August 4, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

ASA BARROWS' PENSION FILE

(originally published on "West in New England" 2Nov 2007)









Image 1 is of the first page of the file, with the following

written and evenly spaced across the page on one line:



Service Mass. Barrows, Asa Number S. 16038



Image 2 is a preprinted form with handwritten information

added. I’ve bold faced the preprinted words:

Maine… Continue

Added by Bill West on August 4, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

JONATHAN BARKER'S PENSION FILE4

(originally published at "West in New England" 9May 2008)







In my last post about my 4x great grandfather, Jonathan

Barker, I mentioned that after seeing his Revolutionary War

Pension file there were some things that puzzled me. How

had he gone from being a a cofounder and landholder of

Newry, Maine with a wife and family to being penniless and

alone at the time of his pension petition?



I downloaded his file from Footnotes.com in… Continue

Added by Bill West on August 3, 2009 at 3:53pm — No Comments

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