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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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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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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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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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The Loss of the Steamship Portland, 1898

[Source: The New York Times, 30 Nov. 1898, page 1]
THE PORTLAND SUNK; 118 LIVES LOST.

Steamer from Boston Wrecked Sunday Off Cape Cod.

WENT DOWN IN THE STORM

Thirty-four Bodies of Passengers So Far Recovered. News Taken to Boston by a Special Courier, Telegraphic Communication Being…

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Jennifer Aniston's Maine Ancestry

Actress Jennifer Aniston's maternal grandfather was a native of Aroostook County.



Jennifer Joanne Aniston is the daughter of John Anthony Aniston (born Ioannis Antonio Anastassakis in Chaniá, Crete) and Nancy Ellen Dow. Her mother was born in New York City, the daughter of Gordon McLean Dow and Louise M. Grieco.



Gordon McLean Dow, the son of Francis Dow and Sarah Ellen… Continue

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