Bar Harbor Times

August 2, 1933

ALTA  RICHARDSON  SOMES

Mrs. Alta Richardson Somes, an aged and highly respected resident of Northeast Harbor, died at Hurley Hospital, Ellsworth, Saturday morning, July 22, aged 85 years 4 months and 7 days.

Mrs. Somes was born at Oak Hill, March 15, 1848, the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Moore Richardson.  Seven years later, the family moved to Somesville.  Her mother died when she was fourteen years of age, and she than went to Rockland, where she had employment with the Lindsay House in that city.  About fifteen years later, she returned to Somesville, where she made her home.  Her husband, Edward P. Somes, died about twenty seven years ago. Mrs. Somes was always an industrious person and many beautiful hooked and braided rugs were the result of her handiwork.  During the past nine years, she had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Levi W. Butler, who faithfully endeavored to make her last years filled with comfort and contentment.

Mrs. Somes is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Levi W. Butler of Northeast Harbor and Mrs. Woodbury D. Leland of Trenton, and by two brothers, Orin D. Richardson of Somesville and Austin Richardson of Dedham, Mass..  She also leaves behind a large circle of friends, who deeply regret her death.

The funeral was held at the Somesville church Monday afternoon, July 24, Rev. Ellsworth M. Smith of the Mount Desert Larger Parish officiating.  She was buried in the family lot in Brookside Cemetery, at Somesville.

Edward P Somes

BIRTH 1841

Mount Desert, Hancock County, Maine, USA

DEATH 27 May 1906 (aged 64–65)

Mount Desert, Hancock County, Maine, USA

BURIAL

Brookside Cemetery

Mount Desert, Hancock County, Maine

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Alta M Richardson Somes

BIRTH 1848

Mount Desert, Hancock County, Maine, USA

DEATH 1933 (aged 84–85)

Mount Desert, Hancock County, Maine, USA

BURIAL

Brookside Cemetery

Mount Desert, Hancock County, Maine

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