September 2009 Blog Posts (33)

Wallace Frank Coolidge Obituary

The obituary of Wallace Frank Coolidge, who died 8 Feb. 1980 in West Paris, Maine:

Wallace F. Coolidge of Bethel, died Friday, Feb. 8, 1980, at the Ledgeview Memorial Home, West Paris.



He was born in Newry, Jan. 21, 1897, the son of Wallace E. and Rether Powers Coolidge. He had lived in Bethel most of his life where he had been employed by the Bethel Inn and Gould…

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Wallace Edgar Coolidge Obituary

The Bethel Citizen obituary of Wallace Edgar Coolidge, who died 5 Nov. 1947 in East Bethel, Maine:

Wallace Edgar Coolidge passed away ear[l]y Wednesday morning at his home at East Bethel after an illness of six weeks.



He was born in Errol, N.H., March 10, 1876, the son of the late John and Sybil Paine Coolidge. Forty-four years ago he moved from Errol to East Bethel where he has been engaged in farming and logging.



Mr. Coolidge is…

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Mabel C. (Morgan) Dunham Obituary

The obituary of Mabel Claire (Morgan) Dunham, who died 17 Nov. 1960 in Greenwood, Maine:

LOCKE MILLS—Mrs. Mabel C. Dunham, 81, widow of Elton L. Dunham, died Thursday afternoon at her home here.



Born in Greenwood, July 10, 1879, she was the daughter of Edgar H. and Delilah Emmons Morgan. She was married on Sept. 26, 1896, to Elton L. Dunham, who died March 28, 1953. She was a…

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Elton Dunham's Second Autograph Book

These pages are from the second of two autograph books belonging to my great-grandfather, Elton Lee Dunham (1873-1953). The book was used briefly—from February 1895 to March 1896. The earliest entries were made by members of the family of Elton's future wife, Mabel Claire Morgan, whom he married 26 Sept. 1896.





Elton's own signature:



Edgar H. Morgan (1853-1926), Mabel's father:…

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Elton Dunham's First Autograph Book (Part 5)

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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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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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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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

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