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History of the West Sumner 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).



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WEST SUMNER BAPTIST CHURCH.


THE founding of the West Sumner Baptist church was largely the result of the labors of Rev. Manasseh Lawrence, pastor of the…

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History of the Canton 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).



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CANTON BAPTIST CHURCH.


THE town, incorporated by this name, was set off from Jay in 1821. The first religious interest in this place was in its early settlement, in…

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History of the Peru 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).



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PERU BAPTIST CHURCH.


PLANTATION Number One, from which, in 1821, was incorporated the town of Peru, was settled about the year 1800. Some Baptist families were among…

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History of the Weld and Carthage 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).



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WELD AND CARTHAGE BAPTIST CHURCH.


FROM a short history of this church, written in 1847 by Isaac Barrett, we glean the following facts. The town of Weld was formerly…

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Maine City Directories

Subscription site Ancestry.com has an extensive collection of Maine city directories. They are mostly from the twentieth century, but for some cities they date back to the early 1800s. Directories are available for:



Albion

Andover

Appleton

Arrowsic

Auburn…

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Added by Chris Dunham on January 30, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Genealogy at the Maine State Library, 1897

The Maine State Library, founded in 1839, has an outstanding genealogy collection. A September 1897 Lewiston Evening Journal article discussed a "genealogy boom" whose effects were beginning to be felt at the library:
Librarian Carver has secured for the Maine State library several…
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Added by Chris Dunham on January 30, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Pvt. Eben E. Smith of Eastbrook

In this excellent Flickr set of photos from the National Museum of Health & Medicine, I found this painting of "Private Eben E. Smith, Co. A, 11th Maine, [who] was wounded at Deep Bottom, Virginia, August 16, 1864 by a musket ball through the right leg."





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Added by Chris Dunham on January 25, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The 1892 Maine Vital Statistics Law

The Lewiston Evening Journal of Dec. 8, 1891, reported on the new statewide vital records law that was soon to go into effect in Maine.
City and town clerks in Maine are now making preparations to carry out the provisions of the new vital statistics law, passed by the last Legislature and to go into effect on Jan. 1st. The young man who…
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Added by Chris Dunham on January 21, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sixty Years Later, Maine Man Learns Grandfather's Fate in Holocaust

There was an interesting story on MPBN today about a Maine man's search for information on his German grandfather, who died in a concentration camp during World War II. He was able to track him down with the help of the Red Cross.
Which is where Morgan Bickerstaff enters our story. She works for the Red Cross in Portland. "Every request starts and ends with the local chapter,"…
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Added by Chris Dunham on January 19, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

History of the Second Baptist Church of Livermore

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).



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SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, LIVERMORE.


THE means of gaining information concerning the history of this church are very limited, but as far as we are able we will present…

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Orlando Elmer Jordan Obituary

The obituary of Orlando Elmer Jordan, who died 19 Dec. 1971:

LOCKE MILLS—Orlando E. Jordan, 68, died unexpectedly at his home here, Sunday morning.



He was born in the Bird Hill section of Bethel, March 8, 1903, the son of Charles and Ella Thomas Jordan. He was educated in Greenwood schools and married the former Gladys Dunham, Dec. 16, 1922. Mr. Jordan was employed here at Ekco…

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Added by Chris Dunham on January 6, 2010 at 3:43am — No Comments

The Revolutionary War Service of Seth Sturtevant of Sumner

The following first-hand account of Seth Sturtevant's Revolutionary War service was found in a scrapbook kept by my great-great-grandfather, Lemuel Dunham of Greenwood, Maine. It was published—probably in 1901—in the Oxford Democrat.

SETH STURTEVANT.

ONE OF GEN. WASHINGTON'S LIFE GUARD.…

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Llewellyn P. and Martha I. (McClellan) Knapp's 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Knapp of Houlton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturay, April 17, at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Farrar in Amity.



A turkey dinner was served to [?]0 members of the family and open house was observed in the evening. The anniversary cake was made by their daughter, Mrs. Frederick Drinkwater of Longmeadow, Mass.



Mr. and Mrs. Knapp were…

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Pauline Helen Farrar and Joseph Harold Ledger Marriage Announcement

The marriage announcement of Pauline Helen Farrar and Joseph Harold Ledger, who married 30 July 1954:

Miss Pauline Helen Farrar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Farr of Amity, and Joseph Harold Ledger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Ledger were married Friday morning at eight at St. Mary's church with Rev. Michael Tierney officiating at the double ring…

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Hollis Edward Coolidge Obituary

The obituary of Hollis Edward Coolidge, who died 12 Oct. 1961 in Gorham, New Hampshire:

GORHAM, N.H.—Hollis E. Coolidge, 82, died Thursday afternoon at his home, 46 Lancaster Road.



He was born June 1, 1879, at Upton, Maine, the son of John and Sybil Paine Coolidge. He was educated in Upton schools. He had resided in this community for the past 45 years, and was a retired farmer. Mrs. Coolidge died in August, 1948.



Surviving are a son, Stuart,…

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Dr. Raymond Richard Tibbetts Obituary

The obituary of Dr. Raymond Richard Tibbetts, who died in 1958:

BETHEL—Dr. Raymond Richard Tibbetts, 82, holder of the 55 and 50 years medals of honor from the Maine Medical Association, died Thursday at his home here. He had been ill since July.



Dr. Tibbetts was born in Palermo, Sept. 11, 1875, son of Woodbury and Cynthia Stevens Tibbetts. He married Pearl Evangeline Ashby of Presque Isle and had two children, Mrs. F. Barron Freeman, Ithaca, N.Y., and Miss…

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History of the First Baptist Church of Livermore

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).



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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, LIVERMORE.


THE first settlers of the Town of Livermore came about the year 1780. In a church history, printed in 1894, we find this…

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Added by Chris Dunham on January 5, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Pepperrell Plaque Rededicated

There was a ceremony last Saturday at Sir William Pepperrell's family tomb at Kittery Point.
A memorial plaque, which had been obscured by trees for 30 years, was rededicated at the site of the Pepperrell tomb and cemetery, off Pepperrell Road across from Frisbee's Market.
The Pepperrell Tomb was built in 1720 as a family cemetery site. When Col. Pepperrell died in 1734, Sir William…
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Added by Chris Dunham on November 11, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Toivo F. Tamlander Obituary

The obituary of Toivo Fredrik Tamlander, who died 15 December 1968 in Norway, Maine,

Greenwood — Toivo F. Tamlander, 72, died Sunday at the Pike Hill Nursing Home, Norway, after a long illness.



He was born in Alakeere, Finland, Oct. 5, 1896, the son of Nestor and Edla Tamlander. He moved to this country in 1915 and had lived here since 1936.



He moved here from…

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Added by Chris Dunham on November 8, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Finding Maine Newspapers

The first step to finding print or microfilmed copies of Maine newspapers offline is Chronicling America from the Library of Congress. The database offers information on almost 1,500…

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Added by Chris Dunham on October 24, 2009 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

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