John William Van Dyke

M, b. 23 July 1943
John W. Van Dyke, husband of 1st Dianne E. Smith, 2nd Bonnie G. Snow
     John William was born on 23 July 1943, son of Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund, at Glen Cove Community Hospital, Glen Cove, Nassau, New York.1 John William Van Dyke lived with his parents, Walter and Astrid, circa 1947, at several different locations. There was the rental on North Street, the house at the corner of 244 Forest Ave. and West 7th Street, Locust Valley.2

     According to an article in a local newspaper, Locust Valley Leader, John was bitten by a dog on the back of his neck. He was playing just near his parents home, on 12 July 1947, at 244 Forest Avenue, Locust Valley, New York.3

     John was in this photograph which was taken circa 1949 outside the back area of the Locust Valley School. (John is in the last row, third from the right.
See picture: Click Here).4 He lived with his parents, Walter and Astrid circa 1951; First, the family moved to 1 Pine Place; then, after their new house was completed, they moved to 32 Preswick Terrace.2 John William Van Dyke, and brother, Walter, lived with their mother, Astrid for a short time starting about July 1957, at 85 Beach Road, Massapequa, New York.2 John William Van Dyke, and brother, Walter, lived with their mother, Astrid for a short time starting about, circa 1959, at 10 Deland Street, East Northport, New York. At this location, is where he enlisted into the Air Force.2

     John enlisted in the U S Air Force on 29 July 1960 at East Northport, Suffolk, New York. He retired from the Air Force in August 1989.5

     John was in this photo which was taken, November 1960. It was taken outside his barracks. Finally, with so much effort applied by the "flight", the barracks received "Honor Flight"
See picture: Click Here at Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas.6

     He was assigned to 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem, Germany, in January 1961. It was here he was assigned to "Base Flight". There was about 8 T-33's, one C-47 and one L-20. He was "Crew Chief" on T-33A, serial number, 52-9857. The summers were real nice, winters were cold and icy. Yet, the Oktoberfests and Winefests were a experience not to ever forget.7

     After his three year tour in Germany, he was assigned to Dow Air Force Base, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, in January 1964. Travel to Bangor from Long Island, New York in January was not a great choice. John planned a one day trip. As he was entering Maine, they were being slammed with a big snowstorm. The two lanes on I-95 were down to one lane with packed snow. Additionally, about the Waterville area, a Detour was set routing on Rout 201, 100 for a long distance. Finally, late night, arrival to Bangor and Dow Air Force Base..7

     John and Dianne were brought together in this way. This is as it was remembered; created by compiler (John Van Dyke):

It was January 1964, in Bangor, Maine. It was winter and the most snow I have seen in one year in my life. I had just signed in at 75th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Dow Air Force Base. My car was a blue 1963 Volkswagen Sedan. Even though it was a new car, I had a strong desire for a 1957 Ford convertible. A close worker, who lived in Skowhegan, Maine, was on the lookout for this year vehicle. Low and behold, he found a white 1957 Ford convertible "For Sale" at Hartley's in Newport. My decision was easy; I used the VW as a trade and drove off with the convertible!!! The feeling of driving, now, with a car I had wanted, was great. The month was February 1964, the snow on the sides of the roads was about 3 to 4 feet high and the temperature low, 0 to 30 above. Several nights I had seen a blue 1957 Ford convertible driving around Bangor. My problem was it was always going in the opposite direction. By the time I could turn around and try to follow the blue convertible, it disappeared. Finally, one night, both cars were traveling in the same direction. I got Dianne to pull to the side of the road. My line to her was, "Why don't we save some gas money. Since we are both driving around Bangor, if she would join me in my car, one of us could save on gas." She agreed and now we were both driving around in my white convertible in February 1964

     It wasn't too long after convincing Dianne to ride with me, I had driven to Skowhegan to my friend Don Libby's Mom's house. On my way back, while driving between Newport and Bangor on I-95, I blew the engine. Needless to say, if I wanted to see and drive around with Dianne, we were going to have to use her car. Well, that is just what we did.

She was, at that time, a cheap date. I always asked if she would like to go out to get something to eat and all she wanted was some French Fries and a diet Pepsi.7

     John, at age 20, married Dianne Elizabeth Smith 21, daughter of Cleon Moses Smith and June Elizabeth Burrill, Saturday, 9 May 1964, at Fairview Ave, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.8

     John and Dianne lived after marriage, in a mobile home, in a small park of about five trailers on Cedar Street, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine. They lived there for about 4 months. John would drive back and forth to Bangor, (Dow Air Force Base). We lived there until about August 1964.9

     John and Dianne lived, circa August 1964 at Division Street, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, As fall was approaching, Rhonda was of age to attend school. We decided it was time to move closer to John's work. Ah, there it was, Utterback's Senior citizen home. No, we didn't live there but in an apartment above a garage in their back yard. You just couldn't imagine how hot it was there. Small windows, no air conditioning and one fan.

Rhonda was registered at the Mary Snow School. Her travel, walking to and from school was about seven blocks, each way.

Some of our favorite things to eat was "Tri-City Pizza". One must realize, pizza, during this period in Bangor, was big, but, mostly made in small shops.

We lived there through the winter of 1964 - 65. When Spring came we went looking for a mobile home. Here we were, new mobile home, living at Tozier's Trailer Park, off the Finson Road, Lot #13.

     John and Dianne lived, circa October 1964 at Finson Road, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. We worked hard getting ready for winter. Skirting around the trailer, heat tape installed on the inlet water line. Their daughter, Rhonda Lee, was also living with them.10

     John and Dianne lived, circa April 1965 at Finson Road, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. Spring, new mobile home, we're living in a small trailer park. Everything was going well. Rhonda had numerous friends to play with. Speaking too soon, Mom gets told Rhonda had dropped her pants (6 years old) while with the boys. John gets home from work and Dianne says we gotta move from here, Rhonda just exposed herself. Things calmed down and we didn't move.7

     John was in this photograph which was taken circa June 1965. It was while he was on an incentive flight somewhere over Maine. The aircraft was a T-33A..11

     John and Dianne lived, circa May 1966 at 3rd Avenue, Floyd, New York. We packed up the babies, driving a 1960 Ford Station Wagon and headed to New York. After a short stay at Griffis Air Force Base, in temporary base housing, (awaiting for the arrival of our new mobile home), we settled in Green Masions Trailer Park. Their daughters, Rhonda and Traci were also traveling and living with them.10

     John received orders to Keflavik, Iceland, circa June 1967. Dianne, and their children, Rhonda and Traci at the time, moved to River Road, Sidney, Maine. No one told us anything was going to be easy. Our trailer we had in New York was moved to Maine. For John, in addition to working on the flight line, he had a parttime job, cleaning work offices at Keflevik..10

     John and Dianne started their travel, with their children, Rhonda and Traci, in May 1968, to California. The start of the trip was great. However, as we got to middle America, then on toward Southwest, we knew what we were missing without air conditioning in the car.. After arrival, we settled in at 316 Texas Avenue, Victorville, California.10

     John and Dianne, with their children, Rhonda, Traci and Karen, were on the road again, in May 1970, destination, Bangor, Maine. John received military orders to Udorn, Thailand. His tour was remote for one year.10

     About June 1971, John and Dianne were traveling again. Their children, Rhonda, Traci and Karen, had Las Vegas in their thoughts. To express the excitement is difficult. After a short stay in temporary lodging, we were assigned residence at 76B Salmon Drive.10

     About November 1975, John and Dianne were back on the road. Their children, Rhonda, Traci and Karen, had Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in thoughts. The weather from Las Vegas was great. However, the first night's stop, Flagstaff, Arizona, became a disaster. Prior to arrival, it snowed 12 inches. The next morning, the temperature was close to ZERO, plus another 12 inches of snow. Our car cooling system was not treated with enough antifreeze. The wakeup and thought of early departure was gone. It was about one o'clock in the afternoon, when the area warmed up and the car thawed were we able to proceed.10

     In December 1978, John received orders to Offutt Air Force Base.This time, we are short one person, Rhonda, now married and starting her new experiences. Now, John, Dianne, Traci and Karen, were preparing for the move to Omaha, Nebraska. It was a difficult decision to make. It was two years prior, we moved into our first home located in the woods of Wells, Maine. The sound of wind whistling through the trees was so relaxing.
Well, John had to provide the answer whether he would accept the assignment within seven days. It took seven days to decide!
So, in our green 1970 Ford Station Wagon, and a 1968 VW Squareback in tow, we headed off. Traveling was good on I-80 until we got to Davenport, Iowa. The weather was freezing rain. It took us all day to travel about 170 miles. We arrived at Omaha, 31 Dec 1978.10

     In 1981, John received orders to Sacramento Air Logistics Center. John, Dianne,Traci and Karen were preparing for the move to Sacramento, Sacramento, California. The travel from Omaha, Nabraska to Sacramento was joyful. Again, we had the 1968 VW Squareback in tow. We stopped at many places along the way. We took Interstate 80 all the way. It took an entire day of driving and we were still in Nebraska. Our travel took us across the salt flats in Utah.
The first town in Nevada, Dianne had to try out the slot machines at a local casino. Then, through Donar Pass and onward to Sacramento.9

     In July 1985, John received orders to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. Dianne, John, Traci, her newborn Joshua, and Karen, were preparing for the trip back East and on to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. Traci and Joshua, were with thoughts of starting a new life in the Wells, Maine area. Our departure from JFK International airport was uneventful. The flight departed early evening and arrived at London, Heathrow about 5 A. M. Dianne being a diabetic and needing something to eat, she ordered a "English" breakfast at the airport. On a plate was one fried egg, one English-style sausage, half a tomato, (fried until brown), baked beans, one slice of fried bread (a slice of white bread fried in oil, probably the oil used to cook the bacon). As hungry she was, the look on her face was priceless when the plate was presented!
Next came,"How are we going to get to Fairford. Usually, a sponsor would pick people up at the airport. This didn't happen, we fended for ourselves. Ah, let's take a train. We loaded the baggage and we are traveling, by train, to Swindon. Upon arrival at the Swindon train station, stepping outside with baggage, just in time for Karen to receive "pigeon poop" on her head and baggage.
We then flagged a taxi for the final leg to Fairford. The taxi cab was small, the amount of baggage allot, the driver used rope to hold the baggage to the outside of the vehicle. A sight to see, for sure.9

     John and Dianne were packed up in July 1988 at RAF Fairford, England. Three wonderful years went by fast and we are heading back to Victorville (George Air Force Base), California. Now, John has two years left to complete 30 years service.7

     John, wanting to make the jump from military service to civilian life, circa May 1989. John had sent many job resumes, looking for a future endeavor. Finally, he received an interview request from United Airlines, in San Francisco.7

     John, ended his military service in the Air Force, in July 1989 Shortly after traveling back east, he was boarding a plane in Bangor, heading to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Even though he had spent many (TDY's) temporary duty assignments at Riyadh, this time he will take up residency. John's position was Job Control, directing and controlling maintenance on E-3A and KE-3A aircraft.

     John and Dianne was present for the burial of Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund ashes at sea on 7 July 1990; her remains were returned to the sea. Betty always loved fish and fishing, so she felt fitting to give back to the sea. We traveled on a "fishing rig" out of Freeport, Long Island, New York and her ashes were set free in the East Bay.12

     John and Dianne, in October 1992, purchased a 17 acre, circa. 1850, farm on Greenbush Road, Corinna, Penobscot, Maine. This was a "once in a lifetime" dream for Dianne.

     John left his employment in Saudi Arabia, and now was to be "tested" as a gentleman farmer. The full time work lasted for about three months. Then, it was time to search for a real job. For three months he worked at "Shop N' Save". Then, after searching the "Job Center", he landed a job at the Bangor Air National Guard Base commissary. in June 1995. John retired on 23 April 2005; This became his last work day. His actual retirement was August 2005, and he never looked back.

     John made on a trip to New York for Jamie's (Walter and Doreen's oldest daughter) wedding. The trip also included a nostalgia and genealogy research venture. Many pictures were taken. There were a few pictures that fell in the memorable class. Here are two of those pictures. on 6 July 2006.13

John William Van Dyke was the first to discover the death of Dianne on 12 November 2007 at Brewer, Penobscot, Maine; Her remains were cremated on 15 November 2007. They now travel between her children.14

     John, at age 66, married Bonnie Gail Snow at age 61 on 17 October 2009 at Huntington, Suffolk, New York.15

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Last Edited=16 Jan 2017

Children of John William Van Dyke and Dianne Elizabeth Smith

Family: John William Van Dyke and Bonnie Gail Snow

Citations

  1. [S82] Birth Certificate entry, Birth Certificate 418, Information is from Certified Copy (29 Jun 1993).
  2. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, As remembered by compiler, John Van Dyke.
  3. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper dated 17 July 1947. It is / was located on page 1.
  4. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, This picture was in possession of the compiler.
  5. [S27] Enlistment, enlistment in the U S Air Force.
  6. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Taken from the compilers collection.
  7. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, by complier.
  8. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 2208 Bride Name: Smith Dianne E Bride Town/State: Groom Name: Van Dyke John W Groom Town/State: Date of Marriage: May , 1964.
  9. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Recalled by compiler.
  10. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Family information.
  11. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, This photo was taken by John W. Van Dyke.
  12. [S117] Death Certificate, Entry made on death certificate.
  13. [S28] "Information provided by compiler", Ancestral File, A visit by John to New York July 2006.
  14. [S61] Town Report: City of Brewer, Maine, issued Death Certificate.
  15. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Copies of Marriage paperwork.

Dianne Elizabeth Smith

F, b. 6 October 1942, d. 12 November 2007
Relationship
Sister of Ellen June Smith
Dianne Elizabeth Smith, wife of John W. Van Dyke
     Dianne Elizabeth was born on 6 October 1942, daughter of Cleon Moses Smith and June Elizabeth Burrill, at Meridan, New Haven, Connecticut.1

     Dianne and John were brought together in this way. This is as it was remembered; created by compiler (John Van Dyke):

It was January 1964, in Bangor, Maine. It was winter and the most snow I have seen in one year in my life. I had just signed in at 75th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Dow Air Force Base. My car was a blue 1963 Volkswagen Sedan. Even though it was a new car, I had a strong desire for a 1957 Ford convertible. A close worker, who lived in Skowhegan, Maine, was on the lookout for this year vehicle. Low and behold, he found a white 1957 Ford convertible "For Sale" at Hartley's in Newport. My decision was easy; I used the VW as a trade and drove off with the convertible!!! The feeling of driving, now, with a car I had wanted, was great. The month was February 1964, the snow on the sides of the roads was about 3 to 4 feet high and the temperature low, 0 to 30 above. Several nights I had seen a blue 1957 Ford convertible driving around Bangor. My problem was it was always going in the opposite direction. By the time I could turn around and try to follow the blue convertible, it disappeared. Finally, one night, both cars were traveling in the same direction. I got Dianne to pull to the side of the road. My line to her was, "Why don't we save some gas money. Since we are both driving around Bangor, if she would join me in my car, one of us could save on gas." She agreed and now we were both driving around in my white convertible in February 1964

     It wasn't too long after convincing Dianne to ride with me, I had driven to Skowhegan to my friend Don Libby's Mom's house. On my way back, while driving between Newport and Bangor on I-95, I blew the engine. Needless to say, if I wanted to see and drive around with Dianne, we were going to have to use her car. Well, that is just what we did.

She was, at that time, a cheap date. I always asked if she would like to go out to get something to eat and all she wanted was some French Fries and a diet Pepsi.2

     Dianne, at age 21, married John William Van Dyke 20, son of Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund, Saturday, 9 May 1964, at Fairview Ave, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.3

     John and Dianne lived after marriage, in a mobile home, in a small park of about five trailers on Cedar Street, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine. They lived there for about 4 months. John would drive back and forth to Bangor, (Dow Air Force Base). We lived there until about August 1964.4

     John and Dianne lived, circa August 1964 at Division Street, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, As fall was approaching, Rhonda was of age to attend school. We decided it was time to move closer to John's work. Ah, there it was, Utterback's Senior citizen home. No, we didn't live there but in an apartment above a garage in their back yard. You just couldn't imagine how hot it was there. Small windows, no air conditioning and one fan.

Rhonda was registered at the Mary Snow School. Her travel, walking to and from school was about seven blocks, each way.

Some of our favorite things to eat was "Tri-City Pizza". One must realize, pizza, during this period in Bangor, was big, but, mostly made in small shops.

We lived there through the winter of 1964 - 65. When Spring came we went looking for a mobile home. Here we were, new mobile home, living at Tozier's Trailer Park, off the Finson Road, Lot #13.

     John and Dianne lived, circa October 1964 at Finson Road, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. We worked hard getting ready for winter. Skirting around the trailer, heat tape installed on the inlet water line. Their daughter, Rhonda Lee, was also living with them.5

     Dianne and John lived, circa April 1965 at Finson Road, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. Spring, new mobile home, we're living in a small trailer park. Everything was going well. Rhonda had numerous friends to play with. Speaking too soon, Mom gets told Rhonda had dropped her pants (6 years old) while with the boys. John gets home from work and Dianne says we gotta move from here, Rhonda just exposed herself. Things calmed down and we didn't move.2

     Dianne and John lived, circa May 1966 at 3rd Avenue, Floyd, New York. We packed up the babies, driving a 1960 Ford Station Wagon and headed to New York. After a short stay at Griffis Air Force Base, in temporary base housing, (awaiting for the arrival of our new mobile home), we settled in Green Masions Trailer Park. Their daughters, Rhonda and Traci were also traveling and living with them.5

     John received orders to Keflavik, Iceland, circa June 1967. Dianne, and their children, Rhonda and Traci at the time, moved to River Road, Sidney, Maine. No one told us anything was going to be easy. Our trailer we had in New York was moved to Maine. For John, in addition to working on the flight line, he had a parttime job, cleaning work offices at Keflevik..5

     Dianne and John started their travel, with their children, Rhonda and Traci, about May 1968, to California. The start of the trip was great. However, as we got to middle America, then on toward Southwest, we knew what we were missing without air conditioning in the car.. After arrival, we settled in at 316 Texas Avenue, Victorville, California.5

     John and Dianne, with their children, Rhonda, Traci and Karen, were on the road again, in May 1970, destination, Bangor, Maine. John received military orders to Udorn, Thailand. His tour was remote for one year.5

     About June 1971, Dianne and John were traveling again. Their children, Rhonda, Traci and Karen, had Las Vegas in thoughts. To express the excitement is difficult. After a short stay in temporary lodging, we were assigned residence at 76B Salmon Drive.5

     About November 1975, Dianne and John were back on the road. Their children, Rhonda, Traci and Karen, had Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in thoughts. The weather from Las Vegas was great. However, the first night's stop, Flagstaff, Arizona, became a disaster. Prior to arrival, it snowed 12 inches. The next morning, the temperature was close to ZERO, plus another 12 inches of snow. Our car cooling system was not treated with enough antifreeze. The wakeup and thought of early departure was gone. It was about one o'clock in the afternoon, when the area warmed up and the car thawed were we able to proceed.5

     In December 1978, John received orders to Offutt Air Force Base.This time, we are short one person, Rhonda, now married and starting her new experiences. Now, John, Dianne, Traci and Karen, were preparing for the move to Omaha, Nebraska. It was a difficult decision to make. It was two years prior, we moved into our first home located in the woods of Wells, Maine. The sound of wind whistling through the trees was so relaxing.
Well, John had to provide the answer whether he would accept the assignment within seven days. It took seven days to decide!
So, in our green 1970 Ford Station Wagon, and a 1968 VW Squareback in tow, we headed off. Traveling was good on I-80 until we got to Davenport, Iowa. The weather was freezing rain. It took us all day to travel about 170 miles. We arrived at Omaha, 31 Dec 1978.5

     In 1981, John received orders to Sacramento Air Logistics Center. John, Dianne,Traci and Karen were preparing for the move to Sacramento, Sacramento, California. The travel from Omaha, Nabraska to Sacramento was joyful. Again, we had the 1968 VW Squareback in tow. We stopped at many places along the way. We took Interstate 80 all the way. It took an entire day of driving and we were still in Nebraska. Our travel took us across the salt flats in Utah.
The first town in Nevada, Dianne had to try out the slot machines at a local casino. Then, through Donar Pass and onward to Sacramento.4

     In July 1985, John received orders to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. Dianne, John, Traci, her newborn Joshua, and Karen, were preparing for the trip back East and on to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. Traci and Joshua, were with thoughts of starting a new life in the Wells, Maine area. Our departure from JFK International airport was uneventful. The flight departed early evening and arrived at London, Heathrow about 5 A. M. Dianne being a diabetic and needing something to eat, she ordered a "English" breakfast at the airport. On a plate was one fried egg, one English-style sausage, half a tomato, (fried until brown), baked beans, one slice of fried bread (a slice of white bread fried in oil, probably the oil used to cook the bacon). As hungry she was, the look on her face was priceless when the plate was presented!
Next came,"How are we going to get to Fairford. Usually, a sponsor would pick people up at the airport. This didn't happen, we fended for ourselves. Ah, let's take a train. We loaded the baggage and we are traveling, by train, to Swindon. Upon arrival at the Swindon train station, stepping outside with baggage, just in time for Karen to receive "pigeon poop" on her head and baggage.
We then flagged a taxi for the final leg to Fairford. The taxi cab was small, the amount of baggage allot, the driver used rope to hold the baggage to the outside of the vehicle. A sight to see, for sure.4

     John and John were packed up in July 1988 at RAF Fairford, England. Three wonderful years went by fast and we are heading back to Victorville (George Air Force Base), California. Now, John has two years left to complete 30 years service.2

     John, wanting to make the jump from military service to civilian life, circa May 1989. John had sent many job resumes, looking for a future endeavor. Finally, he received an interview request from United Airlines, in San Francisco.2

     Dianne had created a Will on 5 July 1989 The Will was constructed just prior to her husband John retiring from the Air Force.6

     John and Dianne was present for the final disposition of Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund ashes at sea on 7 July 1990; her remains were returned to the sea. Betty always loved fish and fishing, so she felt fitting to give back to the sea. We traveled on a "fishing rig" out of Freeport, Long Island, New York and her ashes were set free in the East Bay.7

     Dianne and John, in October 1992, purchased a 17 acre, circa. 1850, farm on Greenbush Road, Corinna, Penobscot, Maine. This was a "once in a lifetime" dream for Dianne.

     Dianne Elizabeth Smith died at age 65, on 12 November 2007, at Brewer, Penobscot, Maine. Her remains were cremated on 15 November 2007. They now travel between her children.8

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Census

     Dianne's obituary read as follows.9
Last Edited=29 Jan 2015

Children of Dianne Elizabeth Smith and John William Van Dyke

Citations

  1. [S83] Copy of certificate entry, Birth Certificate None, Copy of birth certificate (31 Dec 2003).
  2. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, by complier.
  3. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 2208 Bride Name: Smith Dianne E Bride Town/State: Groom Name: Van Dyke John W Groom Town/State: Date of Marriage: May , 1964.
  4. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Recalled by compiler.
  5. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Family information.
  6. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Original held by husband, John.
  7. [S117] Death Certificate, Entry made on death certificate.
  8. [S61] Town Report: City of Brewer, Maine, issued Death Certificate.
  9. [S352] General Newspaper Items, Clipping from Piscataquis Observer.

Walter Carmen Van Dyke

M, b. 27 July 1906, d. 10 June 1957
Walter Carmen Van Dyke, husband of 1st Mary Anne Cleary, 2nd Astrid E. Backlund
     Walter Carmen Van Dyke was born on 27 July 1906 at Canarsie, Kings, New York.1,2

     In this photograph, which was taken circa 1920, Walter was was about 14 years old. It appears to be a school picture. The comment of "My Moms writing" on the back was written by Evelyn, refering to Mary Anne..3

     On 29 October 1939, Walter. It is well worth reading to really feel the impact of his experience. It wasn't easy for him. He had two children to also consider as his world was falling around him.
See Note: Click Here.4

     Walter, (second marriage) married Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund before 6 April 1942.5

     Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund lived circa 1947 at several different locations. There was the rental on North Street, the house at the corner of 244 Forest Ave. and West 7th Street, Locust Valley.6

     Walter was a very good automotive mechanic. His work was very highly praised. People from all over wanted him to do the work on their car. It was at this time a garage owner named George Peterson, turned over the mechanical side of his garage to him. A "Locust Valley Leader" article can be found on the CD. In addition, a recent photograph of the building that was once the garage is on the CD. on 6 February 1947.7

     Walter was starting the process to build his own Service Station. The Oyster Bay "Zoning Board of Appeals" started the review. On 12 August 1948, the Board granted the variance for the garage. On October 7 1948, ground was broken to start building the garage. Unfortunately, shortly after getting the walls started, a storm passed through and brought the walls down. All efforts to continue stopped. on 5 August 1948.8


     Walter and Astrid lived, circa 1951through 1957, at two locations in Glen Cove. First, the family moved to 1 Pine Place; then, after their new house was completed, they moved to 32 Preswick Terrace.6

     On 23 August 1951, Walter Carmen Van Dyke had placed a newspaper announcement, announcing the marriage of his daughter Evelyn to Michael J. Collins. Michael is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Collins of Cove Road, Oyster Bay, New York. Evelyn's attendant was Miss Pearl Kurowski and Michael's brother Patrick was the best man.9

     Walter was in this photograph at Mike and Evelyn's house which was taken circa 1955 visiting with Evelyn.3

     Walter Carmen Van Dyke died at age 50, on 10 June 1957, at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York.

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Census

     Walter appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, at 102 Mountain Ave., enumerated 6 April 1940. The census indicated, Walter was renting with a monthly cost of $25.00. He was listed as a widower; his highest level of education was 8th grade. He was working as an automobile mechanic at a garage. The census asks "numbers of hours worked", for the last week of March, 1940. Walter's response was 48 hours. The next questions asked number of weeks worked (52); and total income ($1170.00), in the year 1939..Was listed as living with the family. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012.A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.10
Last Edited=10 Dec 2016

Child of Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund

Citations

  1. [S142] Marriage database, online http://germangenealogygroup.com, Birth certificate number 29995.
  2. [S227] Italian Genealogical Group, online http://www.italiangen.org, Certificate #29995.
  3. [S36] Family Photographs , Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins Collection, Pictures supplied by Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins.
  4. [S23] Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins, "E-Mail Msg.," e-mail to John & Dianne Van Dyke, This is from a treasured selection currently being held by Evelyn. You will understand why, after reading it.
  5. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , This is from petition of Carl Seadale; states her married name.
  6. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, As remembered by compiler, John Van Dyke.
  7. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is about the efforts of George Peterson and how "highly" Walter's work on vehicles was looked upon. It was found on page 6 of the Locust Valley Leader dated 6 Feb 1947.
  8. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, The articles were written in the Locust Valley Leader. The CD has pictures of the articles.
  9. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from a clipping.
  10. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville, New York, Sheet 5 A, line 37 thru 40.

Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund1,2

F, b. 7 October 1915, d. 4 July 1990
Astrid E. Backlund, 2nd wife of Walter C. Van Dyke
     Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund was born on 7 October 1915 at 25 Alexander Ave, North Montclair, Essex, New Jersey.3

     Astrid, after the death of her mother, Lisa, lived from 9 October 1918, with her uncle, Nils Ludwig and his wife, Anna Maria.
An extract from Ruth Rawstrom's diary states:
January 07, 1921 - Yes, I went to Moie's Thursday night and stayed over night. Nothing exciting happened. We just had a pleasant evening chat and went to bed about 10:45. Uncle Oscar and Aunt Lisa's (who are both dead) girl Astrid has been living with Moie since September. She used to live with Lud and Moster but now I think Moie and Gotfrid expect to legally adopt her soon.
(According to documents viewed during the probate of Carl Seadale, the adoption never took place.)4

     Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund witnessed Wall Street Stock Market crash. on 29 October 1929.

     Astrid had established a Social Security Number on 20 October 1938. It showed her residence as 15 Rose Avenue, Glen Cove, Nassau, New York. Looking at a copy of the Form SS-5, Astrid reflected her father as Carl William Seadale and mother as Anna B (Becklund) Seadale. This later was in error with the probate of Carl Seadale uncovered her actual parents.5

     Astrid, married Walter Carmen Van Dyke before 6 April 1942.6

     Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund and Walter Carmen Van Dyke lived circa 1947 at several different locations. There was the rental on North Street, the house at the corner of 244 Forest Ave. and West 7th Street, Locust Valley.7

     Astrid was employed by Republic Aviation during the early 1950's. During an "Open House" Day, John and his Dad visited the facility and saw her drilling rivet holes on inlets for F-84 aircraft. She worked there for approximately three to four years

As a Note: The Thunderjet was a high-performance aircraft. The last in the Thunderjet series, the F-84G, could deploy nuclear weapons and was the first fighter capable of in-flight refueling. The aircraft was used by American forces in Korea, by NATO troops, and by some nonaligned nations, approximately 4,450 Thunderjets were built between 1947 and 1953.
circa 1948.8


     Astrid and Walter lived, circa 1951through 1957, at two locations in Glen Cove. First, the family moved to 1 Pine Place; then, after their new house was completed, they moved to 32 Preswick Terrace.7

     Astrid, after the passing of her husband Walter, lived from about July 1957, at 85 Beach Road, Massapequa, New York.7

     Astrid lived circa 1959 at 10 Deland Street, East Northport, New York.7

     Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund died at age 74, on 4 July 1990, at Brookhaven Hospital, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York. Astrid died from cardiac arrhythmia with congestive heart failure.9 She was cremated and her remains were returned to the sea. Betty always loved fish and fishing, so she felt fitting to give back to the sea. We traveled on a "fishing rig" out of Freeport, Long Island, New York and her ashes were set free in the East Bay on 7 July 1990.10

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Last Edited=29 Jan 2015

Child of Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund and Walter Carmen Van Dyke

Citations

  1. [S136] "Diary of Ruth Rawstrom,", The diary stated "Astrid's parents (Oscar and Lisa) had passed away and Astrid was having a hard time in school.
  2. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , A letter from Lisa's sister states relationship.
  3. [S140] Vital Records, Birth certificate received after getting info on possible adoption of Astrid (As stamped).
  4. [S207] Shirley Peterson, "E-Mail from Shirley Peterson," e-mail to J. Van Dyke, Various, This gathered information is from Shirley's mother, Ruth's Diary.
  5. [S7] Social Security Death Index, , Using this as a guide, a Form SS-5 was requested.
  6. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , This is from petition of Carl Seadale; states her married name.
  7. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, As remembered by compiler, John Van Dyke.
  8. [S28] "Information provided by compiler", Ancestral File, This information provided by J. Van Dyke.
  9. [S117] Death Certificate, A copy of the death certificate was provided to compiler shortly after her death.
  10. [S117] Death Certificate, Entry made on death certificate.

Cleon Moses Smith1

M, b. 5 March 1917, d. 12 March 1989
Relationships
Father of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Father of Ellen June Smith
Cleon Moses Smith, husband of June E. Burrill
     Cleon Moses Smith, son of Henry Bean Smith and Alice Mabel Cross, was born on 5 March 1917 at Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine. the house on Summer Street currently housing the "Lary Funeral Home."2

     Cleon was posing in this picture and is the tenth person from the left taken in 1928 at Maine. If you know the others, please e-mail us.3

     Cleon Moses Smith witnessed Wall Street Stock Market crash. on 29 October 1929.

     Cleon Moses Smith attended Foxcroft Academy during his high school years. He was awarded a "Varsity Letter" for his efforts in track in 1935.4

     On 28 June 1941, Cleon, at age 24, married June Elizabeth Burrill 22, daughter of Clifford Loring Burrill and Marion Elizabeth Davis, at Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.5,6

     Cleon and June are in this photograph which was taken 28 June 1941 posing for their wedding picture.7

     Cleon and June were listed in the book, " Dover Foxcroft Biographies". It lists Cleon as a lumberman circa 1948 at Maine.8

     Cleon and June were in this photograph which was taken circa 1965, at Guard Point, Harrington, Washington, Maine. This was showing the labor intense work of opening the camp for the summer.9

     Cleon left a Will on 21 July 1965, at Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.10

     Cleon Moses Smith died at age 72, on 12 March 1989, at Mayo Hospital, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.11 He was buried in Lee Cemetery at Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.12

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Census

     On the 1920 Federal Census, enumerated 15 January 1920 Cleon Moses Smith of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of his parents Henry and Alice.13

     Cleon Moses Smith appeared on the 1930 Federal Census, enumerated 18 April 1930, of Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of his parents, Henry and Alice.14

     Cleon Moses Smith appeared on the 1940 Federal Census in Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of his parents Henry and Alice. Cleon was working as a department store clerk (at J J Newberry).15

     Cleon's obituary read as follows:
CLEON M. SMITH Dover Foxcroft - Cleon M. Smith, 72, husband of June (Burrill) Smith, died March 12, 1989, at a Dover Foxcroft hospital. He was born in Dover Foxcroft, March 5, 1917, the son of Henry B. and Alice (Cross) Smith. Mr. Smith was a retired machinist from the Fay Scott Corp. of Dexter. He was a member of the IAM and attended the Dover Foxcroft Congregational Church. Besides his wife of Dover Foxcroft, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John (Dianne) VanDyke of Victorville, Calif. and Mrs. Ronald (Ellen) Thomas of Ellsworth; ons sister, Mrs. Murray (Elizabeth) Stanhope of Dover Foxcroft and Zephyrhills, Fla; five grand children, Rhonda Tomah, Traci Van Dyke, Karen Baxter, Heidi and Ami Thomas; three great grandchildren; a special cousin, Keith Knowlton. Friends may call at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover Foxcroft, 2 - 6 P. M. Monday. Graveside services will be conducted at Lee Cemetery, Dovder Foxcroft. in the Spring, at a time to be announced. Those who wish may make contributions to the Mayo Regional Hospital, 75 West Main St., Dover Foxcroft, in Mr. Smith's memory.16
Last Edited=1 Oct 2014

Children of Cleon Moses Smith and June Elizabeth Burrill

Citations

  1. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 16 B, line 90 .
  2. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft (town), Maine, Sheet 9 B, line 66.
  3. [S57] Family Photographs Photographs, Ellen Smith Thomas Collection, Photo appears to be a school class.
  4. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, Provided by Ellen (Smith) Thomas, than donated to Dover Foxcroft Historical Society.
  5. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number:
    Bride Name: Burrill June E Bride Town/State: Brewer, ME
    Groom Name: Smith Cleon M Groom Town/State: Dover-Foxcroft, ME
    Date of Marriage: Saturday June 28, 1941.
  6. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  7. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This picture is an original from June's keepsakes., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  8. [S33] Frank W. Keniston, Bio's of Dover, This is from the book, "Dover Foxcroft Biographies", and may be found in Thompson Free Library, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
  9. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, This photo was taken by John W. Van Dyke.
  10. [S90] Probate Records , A copy of the Will is at hand.
  11. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", The headstone is located in the "Lee Cemetery", Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
  12. [S301] Cleon M. Smith tombstone, Lee Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 12 Sep 2005.
  13. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft (town), Maine, Sheet 9 B, line 64 thru 69.
  14. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 16 B, line 90 thru 93.
  15. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 14 A, line 8 thru 11.
  16. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, The compiler believes the clipping is from "The Piscataquis Observer" newspaper.

June Elizabeth Burrill1

F, b. 29 June 1918, d. 30 October 1992
Relationships
Mother of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Mother of Ellen June Smith
June Elizabeth Burrill, wife of Cleon M Smith
     June Elizabeth Burrill, daughter of Clifford Loring Burrill and Marion Elizabeth Davis, was born on 29 June 1918 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.2,3

     June Elizabeth Burrill was a young person during the period in 1922.She would speak many times of using the "BonTon" to cross the river from Brewer to Bangor. There were only two sensible ways to get across the Penobscot River between Bangor and Brewer in the early 1900's unless you owned a boat. You could take the old toll bridge, a covered bridge or, the other way to get across the river was to take the little Bon Ton steam ferry. It ran between the foot of Union Street in Bangor and the foot of Wilson Street in Brewer. The boat might go in a straight line or it might not, depending on whether the harbor was clogged with logs or dotted with ice floes. A man with a pick pole stood in the bow sometimes to fend off such obstructions. The little vessel made 150 trips on an average day. On one of those average days, the vessel carried about 1,500 passengers, "although on pleasant Saturdays, the number frequently reached 2,300 to 2,700." There was a Bon Ton 3. It ran between 1922 and Nov. 9, 1939, when it caught on fire at the dock and was destroyed.

     June and Cleon are in this photograph which was taken 28 June 1941 posing for their wedding picture.4

     On 28 June 1941, June, at age 22, married Cleon Moses Smith 24, son of Henry Bean Smith and Alice Mabel Cross, at Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.5,6

     On 6 July 1941 Marion sent a letter to June . In this letter, Marion reminises about June's wedding. She was commenting on the gifts and the cost of things. She also commented about the wedding picture ready date. Marion mentions of a trip to Houlton. Also, how Phyllis was already missing her. Marion had already made strawberry jam and peas were ready for eating. She mentions they went to Patmus Island for the fourth of July. Margaret and Eleanor went also.7

     On 1 July 1942 Phyllis sent a letter to June . Phyllis raves on the amount of strawberries that were put up. Phyllis comments on her "Green Thumb", working with her mother (Marion) in the garden. It was a warm day with a nice breeze.7



     On 7 July 1942 Marion sent a letter to June . Marion was, at the time, in Caribou writing letters. She tells June, Phyllis had gone with Daddy, she didn't want to stay with Mom. Thinking it would be boring. Marion discusses the hotels in the area. Seems many places are filled either with business men and wives or military men preparing to go overseas. Marion talks about her garden and hopes June's garden is doing well too. Seems, it being summer and the temperature is hot, everyone looks forward to sleeping in the basement. Phyllis seems upset about her weight being 122lbs. So, she has gone on a hunger strike.7

     On 2 September 1942 Marion sent a letter to June . The letter was "hinting" by reading between the lines, June is expecting a baby very soon. (Dianne). Clifford and Marion had made a trip to Pembroke. From there they were off to have lunch at Guard Point. Marion comments about the temperature being hot, and they enjoyed lunch and drinking some cold water from the well at 1:15 PM. As known for changing weather, Clifford and Marion were resting by the spruce grove after lunch, being glad they had a blanket. It is obvious a war is going on. Marion mentions to June to think about buying an oil burning stove for the living room and suggests having another tank for storage. Evidently, Clifford and Marion must be heating with oil. They are "toying" with the idea of maybe having to buy wood. The possibility of getting less oil would be the rationing. It could be cold if they only have one means of heating. A "believe it or not", Marion mentions of picking as many as three quarts of tiny cranberries at Guard Point. Mostly in front of camp. (Many things were rationed, sugar, gas, and even clothing.) A wool skirt she bought for Phyllis cost $7.98.
In preparation for June's stay in the hospital, Marion suggests she take some plain post cards and some paper and envelopes with her (so she can write a little), all stamped. Marion was asking, hoping Cleon would send a wire with the first news.7


     On 6 October 1942 Marion sent a letter to June . This letter became the excitement of the day. The time was 9:30 (PM), and Cleon had just called with the news of Dianne's birth. Marion called Mrs. Smith (Alice (Cross) Smith) and her words were "Well, I must write to Elizabeth".
Marion comments of Hadley (Burrill) being home from the military. Phyllis had seen him and says he looked grand (in his uniform). At the same time, Eleanor (Burrill) was getting ready to depart overseas. She had some inoculations yet to be done.7


     On 7 March 1945 Marion sent a letter to June . In this letter, Marion mentions to June of a "King's Daughter's" luncheon. Although she says she isn't feeling well, getting out and away from herself should be good for her.
She comments of a card she got from Evelyn. A case of diphtheria was on the Island (Campobello). Louise (Evelyn's daughter) had her inoculation against it. She had been working on Phyllis' green suit. However, Marion indicates "maybe" she shouldn't have undertaken it. Never anymore suits for her.7


     June and Cleon were listed in the book, " Dover Foxcroft Biographies". It lists Cleon as a lumberman circa 1948 at Maine.8

     On 8 March 1948 Phyllis sent a letter to June . Her letter reflects the University of Maine "Black Bears" logo. She starts out by saying she is sitting in the M. C. A. (Maine Center for the Arts). She had just finished supper and sorority begins soon at Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.7

     On 5 August 1956 Marion sent a letter to June . This letter shows the excitement of the time. Clifford and Marion had just returned from Guard Point. You can feel the excitement. The garage is practically all done. All it needs is a few more shingles on the back side, hanging the small door on the side and painting and trimming the second coat. Lester (Les) had made the slab, steps for the side door and the apron where you drive in. They had planned to head back on Tuesday with shingles. They planned to stay till the front piazza was fixed. Clifford took a boat and outboard motor of Mr. Whitney's down for Les and they enjoyed it nights after supper. Phyllis had made a blueberry pie. Everyday was fair, not a bit of fog.7

     June Elizabeth Burrill received a letter from Clifford on 3 February 1958; he was in Florida. Marion has been gone now for a year and a half.
He comments how it seems lonesome, yet, he doesn't mind it too much with all the people around. He had a nice lunch at a nice eating place, then went to the pier for the P. M. program. (Clifford comments,"It's never the same"). He spent half a day looking at boats. Even though they have some nice boats, he says he still likes the one he has. A comment from Clifford, "Papers say very little snow in Washington county" but, "They can have this in the summer I will take G.P. (Guard Point) but it is a good place to spend the winter".7


     June and Dean were in this photograph, with Phyllis Marion Burrill, which was taken circa 1964 at Guard Point in front of camp. at Guard Point, Harrington, Washington, Maine.

     June and Cleon were in this photograph which was taken circa 1965, at Guard Point, Harrington, Washington, Maine. This was showing the labor intense work of opening the camp for the summer.9

     June Elizabeth Burrill died at age 74, on 30 October 1992, at Mayo Hospital, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.10,11 She was buried in Lee Cemetery at Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.12

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Census

     On the 1920 Federal Census, June Elizabeth Burrill appeared of Dedham, Hancock, Maine in the household of her parents Clifford and Marion.13

     June Elizabeth Burrill appeared on the 1930 Federal Census, enumerated 8 April 1930,in the household of her parents Clifford and Marion of Brewer, Penobscot, Maine, June is listed on line 72.14

     June Elizabeth Burrill appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, at Union Square, enumerated 11 April 1940, as a partner. She was actually living with a Nora Ross. They both were working as stenographers for the state welfare system.15

     June's obituary read as follows: was placed in the Bangor Daily News as follows:
JUNE BURRILL SMITH DOVER FOXCROFT - June Burrill Smith, 74, wife of the late Cleon M. Smith, died Oct. 30, 1992, at a local hospital. She was born June 29, 1918, in Dedham, the daughter of Clifford L. and Marion E. (Davis) Burrill. She will be fondly remembered as a retired secretary of the Dover and Foxcroft Water District. She was a member of the Dover Foxcroft Congregational Church, the Junior Cosmopolitan Club in Dover Foxcroft; and was very active in the Heartwise program at the Mayo Regional Hospital. She is survived by two daughters, Dianne and her husband, John Van Dyke of Dover Foxcroft, Ellen J. and her husband, Ronald Thomas of Hancock; a sister, Phyllis Whitney of Amherst, Mass; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Stanhope of Zepherhills, Fla; five grandchildren, Rhonda Tomah of Wells, Traci Miller of Wells, Heidi Thomas of Bangor, Ami Thomas of Portland, Karen Van Dyke of Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call 3 - 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov 1, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover Foxcroft. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday at the Dover Foxcroft Congregational Church with the Rev. Kenneth Dale officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Lee Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Heartwise, care of Mayo Regional Hospital, 75 W. Main St., Dover Foxcroft, or to the Congregational Church Building Fund, 10 W. Main St., Dover Foxcroft 04426.16
Last Edited=1 Oct 2014

Children of June Elizabeth Burrill and Cleon Moses Smith

Citations

  1. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information is from a copy of the town records., This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  2. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  3. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of Record of Birth.
  4. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This picture is an original from June's keepsakes., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  5. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number:
    Bride Name: Burrill June E Bride Town/State: Brewer, ME
    Groom Name: Smith Cleon M Groom Town/State: Dover-Foxcroft, ME
    Date of Marriage: Saturday June 28, 1941.
  6. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  7. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This is from a collection from June., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  8. [S33] Frank W. Keniston, Bio's of Dover, This is from the book, "Dover Foxcroft Biographies", and may be found in Thompson Free Library, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
  9. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, This photo was taken by John W. Van Dyke.
  10. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Her headstone is located in the "Lee Cemetery", Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
  11. [S7] Social Security Death Index, , SMITH, JUNE B 29 Jun 1918 Oct 1992 74 04426 (Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, ME) (none specified) Maine 005-34-2450.
  12. [S301] June E. ( Burrill)Smith tombstone, Lee Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 12 Sep 2005.
  13. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 7 B, line 62 thru 65.
  14. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine Ward 4, sheet 6 B, line 69 thru 72.
  15. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 6 A, line 35 and 36.
  16. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Saturday - Sunday Edition, Page 6.

Ellen June Smith

F, b. 23 August 1945
Relationship
Sister of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Ellen June Smith, wife of Ronald E. Thomas
     Ellen June Smith, daughter of Cleon Moses Smith and June Elizabeth Burrill, was born on 23 August 1945 at Maine.

     Ellen was in a Dover Foxcroft Minstrel Show. Ellen was in a "Minstrel Show". The available picture shows, Left to Right - Judith McArdle, Ellen Smith, Pamela Fairbrother, Gloria Cole and Bonnie Blood circa 1951 at Maine.1

     Ellen June Smith witnessed the marriage of John William Van Dyke and her sister Dianne on 9 May 1964 at Fairview Ave, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine. She, with Ron Thomas gave us the backbone to make the major step. From there, we all went to "Pilot's Grill" in Bangor for dinner.2

     Ellen, at age 18, married Ronald Emerson Thomas at age 19, son of Charlie Hubbard Thomas and Gladys H. Emerson, on 18 July 1964.3,4 Ellen and Ronald "Decree of Divorce" became final on 1 December 1993.5

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Last Edited=24 Feb 2014

Children of Ellen June Smith and Ronald Emerson Thomas

Citations

  1. [S96] Alice (Cross) Smith, Scrapbook, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by Alice Mabel (Cross) Smith. In addition, the original photo is from Ellen (Smith) Thomas. The picture shows Left to Right - Judith McArdle, Ellen Smith, Pamela Fairbrother, Gloria Cole and Bonnie Blood.
  2. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 2208 Bride Name: Smith Dianne E Bride Town/State: Groom Name: Van Dyke John W Groom Town/State: Date of Marriage: May , 1964.
  3. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 4120
    Bride Name: Smith Ellen J.; Bride Town/State:
    Groom Name: Thomas Ronald E.; Groom Town/State:
    Date of Marriage: July , 1964.
  4. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, Copy of invitation.
  5. [S149] Probate Records , Book 2727, Page 016.

Alice Mabel Cross1

F, b. 7 September 1891, d. 15 January 1964
Relationships
Grandmother of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Grandmother of Ellen June Smith
Alice Mabel Cross, wife of Henry Bean Smith
     Alice Mabel Cross, daughter of Moses S. Cross and Mary Elizabeth Pratt, was born on 7 September 1891 at Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine.2,3

     Alice Mabel Cross was in this photograph with Moses and Mary and Gertrude May Cross, which was taken circa 1895.4

     Alice, at age 24, married Henry Bean Smith 28, son of Henry Sherman Smith and Nellie Jane Danforth, on 1 January 1916 at Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, by Rev. John H. Wilkins.5,6,7

     Alice was was petitioned by the probate court to be appointed "Guardian" for Carroll Knowlton, 19 years old, child of Gertrude and Harry L. Knowlton. The earlier passing of Gertrude, (in 1916), leaving Harry, then his passing in May 1919, along with the passing of Moses left him parentless on 12 May 1931.8

     Alice and Henry were included in the book, "Dover Foxcroft Biographies". Henry was listed as a farmer and cattle dealer. Henry was a member of the Central Grange. circa 1948.9

     On 11 December 1959 Ethel sent a letter to Alice . Ethel says she will be going to and "Old Age" home. Also, the different events done there on a daily basis. She speaks of Frank Burgess' death and Annie Kenny's death.10

     Alice and Henry were in this photograph at Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.11 On 3 August 1960 Ethel sent a letter to Alice . Ethel discusses Bobby and Phyllis (Ethel's daughter) coming up. Plus the loss of Phil (her husband's birthday, would have been 82 on Oct. 20th.) She makes mention of Henry (Alice's husband) with thoughts he is at the fair everyday.12

     Alice Mabel Cross died at age 72, on 15 January 1964, at Maine.13,14 She was buried in Lee Cemetery at Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.15

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Census

     On the 1900 Federal Census Alice Mabel Cross appeared of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of her parents Moses and Mary.16

     Alice Mabel Cross appeared on the 1910 Federal Census in Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of her parents, Moses and Mary.17

     Alice and Henry appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 15 January 1920. He listed his work as salesman in retail groceries. They lived (were renting) on Summer Street and their children, Elizabeth Gertrude and Cleon Moses were listed as living with them.18

     On the 1930 Federal Census of Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 18 April 1930. Alice and Henry, owned their home valued at $2500.00. He worked as a farmer. Their children Elizabeth Gertrude and Cleon Moses were listed as living with them.19

     Alice and Henry appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 26 April 1940. Henry owned his farm, valued at $3500.00. The census indicated Henry completed trhe eighth grade and Alice two years of high school Their children, Cleon Moses and Elizabeth Gertrude were listed as living with them. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012. A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.20
Last Edited=12 Apr 2014

Children of Alice Mabel Cross and Henry Bean Smith

Citations

  1. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover, Maine, Sheet 3A, line 35.
  2. [S115] Dover Foxcroft Town Records: This information is from Henry B. marriage certificate.
  3. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of Birth Record.
  4. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, A cache of photographs were let by June. It is with her foresight that we all have them to share., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  5. [S115] Dover Foxcroft Town Records: Copy from Dover-Foxcroft Town Office.
  6. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of Marriage Record.
  7. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Cross Alice M.; Bride Town/State: Foxcroft, ME
    Groom Name: Smith Henry B.; Groom Town/State: Dover, ME
    Date of Marriage: Saturday January 1, 1916.
  8. [S90] Probate Records , A document obtained from the Piscataquis County Probate court was established to assign a Guardian for Caroll Knowlton.
  9. [S33] Frank W. Keniston, Bio's of Dover, This is from the book, "Dover Foxcroft Biographies", and may be found in Thompson Free Library, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
  10. [S96] Alice (Cross) Smith, Scrapbook, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by Alice Mabel (Cross) Smith.
  11. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, Photo is from June's collection.
  12. [S96] Alice (Cross) Smith, Scrapbook, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by Alice Mabel (Cross) Smith.
  13. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Information from headstone.
  14. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 6400736
    Last Name: Smith; First Name: Alice; Middle Name: C
    Date of Death: Wednesday, January 15, 1964
    Town of Death: Dover-Foxcroft
    Age at Death: 72 Years.
  15. [S301] Alice M. (Cross) Smith tombstone, Lee Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 12 Sep 2005.
  16. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 3 A, line 32 thru 35.
  17. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft (town), Maine, Page 18 B, line 66 & 67.
  18. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft (town), Maine, Sheet 9 B, line 64 thru 69.
  19. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 16 B, line 90 thru 93.
  20. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 14 A, line 8 thru 11.
  21. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1930 U.S. Federal Decennial Census.1930 United States Federal Census. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1930 Federal Population Census. T626, 2,667 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, ED 14, roll 838, page 16B, image 599.0.
  22. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 16 B, line 93 .

Henry Bean Smith1

M, b. 21 September 1887, d. 3 April 1982
Relationships
Grandfather of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Grandfather of Ellen June Smith
Henry Bean Smith, husband of Alice M. Cross
     Henry Bean Smith, son of Henry Sherman Smith and Nellie Jane Danforth, was born on 21 September 1887 at Charleston, Piscataquis, Maine.2

     Henry, at age 28, married Alice Mabel Cross 24, daughter of Moses S. Cross and Mary Elizabeth Pratt, on 1 January 1916 at Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, by Rev. John H. Wilkins.3,4,5

     Henry Bean Smith in consideration of twenty-eight hundred dollars, purchased the following real estate situated in said Foxcroft, bounded on the North by land of Fred Hill, on the East by the road, on the South by land owned by Ernest Berce, and on the West by land of said Cross, to Moses Cross . This being the same conveyed to me this day by the said John R. Klimarvicz on 21 April 1921. The deed was witnessed by Charles W. Hayes and provedby Elmer N. Toole at Piscataquis, Maine.6

     Henry and Alice were included in the book, "Dover Foxcroft Biographies". Henry was listed as a farmer and cattle dealer. Henry was a member of the Central Grange. circa 1948.7

     Henry and Alice were in this photograph at Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.8

     Henry Bean Smith died at age 94, on 3 April 1982, at Hibbards Nursing Home, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.9,10,11 He was buried in Lee Cemetery at Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.12

See pictures: The Picture Collection May be viewed By Left-Clicking on This Link.

Census

     On the 1900 Federal Census Henry Bean Smith appeared in the household of his parents Henry and Nellie. Henry Bean's name is located on line 59 of Charleston, Penobscot, Maine.13

     Henry Bean Smith appeared on the 1910 Federal Census in Charleston, Penobscot, Maine in the household of his parents, Henry and Nellie. Henry was listed as a farm laborer.14

     Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31. As a result, this first registration included men born between June 5, 1886 and June 5, 1896. Henry Bean Smith filled out a draft card, on 5 June 1917 Summer Street, Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine. He was described as short height, medium build, light blue eyes, and dark brown hair. At the time he was working as a grocery clerk for E. W. Judkins.15

     Henry and Alice appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 15 January 1920. He listed his work as salesman in retail groceries. They lived (were renting) on Summer Street and their children, Elizabeth Gertrude and Cleon Moses were listed as living with them.16

     On the 1930 Federal Census of Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 18 April 1930. Henry and Alice, owned their home valued at $2500.00. He worked as a farmer. Their children Elizabeth Gertrude and Cleon Moses were listed as living with them.17

     Henry and Alice appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 26 April 1940. Henry owned his farm, valued at $3500.00. The census indicated Henry completed trhe eighth grade and Alice two years of high school Their children, Cleon Moses and Elizabeth Gertrude were listed as living with them. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012. A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.18

     Henry's obituary read as follows: read as follows:
HENRY B. SMITH - DOVER FOXCROFT - Henry B. Smith, 94, husband of the late Alice (Cross) Smith, died April 3 1982, at a local nursing home. He was born in Charleston, Sept. 21, 1887, the son of Sherman and Nellie (Danforth) Smith. Mr. Smith was a farmer and cattle dealer most of his life and was also employed by E. W. Judkins for 11 years. He was a past member of the Central Grange. He is survived by on son, Cleon, and one daughter, Mrs. Murray (Elizabeth) Stanhope, both of Dover Foxcroft; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 P. M. Wednesday at the Lary Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Davenport of the Dover Foxcroft Congregational Church, officiating. Spring bural will be at the family lot, Lee Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 3-5 and 7-9 PM Tuesday. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the Hibbard Nursing Home Activity Fund, P. O. Box 159, Dover Foxcroft, 04426."19
Last Edited=12 Apr 2014

Children of Henry Bean Smith and Alice Mabel Cross

Citations

  1. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 3B, line 59.
  2. [S115] Dover Foxcroft Town Records: This information is from Henry B. marriage certificate.
  3. [S115] Dover Foxcroft Town Records: Copy from Dover-Foxcroft Town Office.
  4. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of Marriage Record.
  5. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Cross Alice M.; Bride Town/State: Foxcroft, ME
    Groom Name: Smith Henry B.; Groom Town/State: Dover, ME
    Date of Marriage: Saturday January 1, 1916.
  6. [S94] Piscataquis Land Deeds: This information was obtained at the Piscataquis County Registry of Deeds. Posted in Volume 206, page 201.
  7. [S33] Frank W. Keniston, Bio's of Dover, This is from the book, "Dover Foxcroft Biographies", and may be found in Thompson Free Library, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
  8. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, Photo is from June's collection.
  9. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Layed to Rest in Lee Cemetery, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
  10. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 8202762
    Last Name: Smith; First Name: Henry; Middle Name: B
    Date of Death:Saturday, April 3, 1982
    Town of Death: Dover-Foxcroft
    Age at Death: 94 Years.
  11. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Name: Henry Smith SSN: 007-38-9260 Last Residence: 04426 Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, United States of America Born: 21 Sep 1887 Died: Apr 1982 State (Year) SSN issued: Maine (1956-1957 ).
  12. [S301] Henry B. Smith tombstone, Lee Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 12 Sep 2005.
  13. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 57 thru 61.
  14. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 4 B, Lines 98 thru 100.
  15. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of Draft Card.
  16. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft (town), Maine, Sheet 9 B, line 64 thru 69.
  17. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 16 B, line 90 thru 93.
  18. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 14 A, line 8 thru 11.
  19. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, Clipping from an unknown newspaper.
  20. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1930 U.S. Federal Decennial Census.1930 United States Federal Census. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1930 Federal Population Census. T626, 2,667 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, ED 14, roll 838, page 16B, image 599.0.
  21. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 16 B, line 93 .

Elizabeth Gertrude Smith1,2

F, b. 24 July 1919, d. 12 January 2009
Relationships
Aunt of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Aunt of Ellen June Smith
Elizabeth G. Smith, wife of Murray M. Stanhope
     Elizabeth Gertrude Smith, daughter of Henry Bean Smith and Alice Mabel Cross, was born on 24 July 1919 at Maine.1
     After 25 July 1937 Elizabeth Gertrude Smith was able to provide information about where Henry Sherman Smith was buried. At Charleston, Penobscot, Maine.3

     Elizabeth, at age 20, married Murray Marsh Stanhope at age 22, son of Charles Nason Stanhope M. D. and Maude Marsh, on 20 July 1940.4

     -The Dover Foxcroft Couples Club celebrated its first anniversary recently with a banquet at the Lancy House in Pittsfield with an attendance of 35 couples. The committee in charge included John and Ella Anderson, chairmen Earl and Blanche Gordon, George and Barbara Howard, Virgil and Dorothy Warren, Elizabeth and Murray (Stanhope) Edward and Madeline Floyd. Songs were led by Mrs. Arnold T Gellerson, George Howard, Mrs Clifford Wiley and J Eric Love, Mrs Paul Miller was piano accompanist. The Rev Gordon Chilson Reardon minister of the Universalist Church of Dexter was the guest speaker on 19 April 1947.5

     Elizabeth and Murray were This is an extract from the book, "Biographies of Dover Foxcroft", by Frank W. Keniston. DTD 1948. The book is located in the "Thompson Free Library", Dover Foxcroft, Maine.

MURRAY M. STANHOPE, office manager, Dover Motor Co., was b in Portland Jan. 9, 1918, and is the s of Charles N. Stanhope, M. D., and Maude Marsh Stanhope. He m Elizabeth G. Smith, who was b to Henry B. and Alice Cross Smith in Dover-Foxeroft July 24, 1919. Both are g of Foxcroft Academy, and he also g from the Bentley School of Accounting, Boston. They have one d, Betty Jane, b in Dover-Foxcroft Aug. 21, 1946.
circa 1948 at Maine.6

     Elizabeth Gertrude Smith died at age 89, on 12 January 2009, at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.7,8 Wiz was creamated and her remains were buried in Dover Cemetery at Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.

Census

     Elizabeth Gertrude Smith appeared on the 1920 Federal Census, enumerated 15 January 1920, in the household of her parents Henry and Alice of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.9

     Elizabeth Gertrude Smith appeared on the 1930 Federal Census, enumerated 18 April 1930, of Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of her parents, Henry and Alice.10

     Elizabeth Gertrude Smith appeared on the 1940 Federal Census, enumerated 26 April 1940, of Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of her parents, Henry and Alice. Elizabeth was working as a department store clerk.11

     Elizabeth's obituary read as follows:
"Elizabeth (Smith) Stanhope DOVER-FOXCROFT - Elizabeth (Smith) Stanhope, 89, passed away peacefully Jan. 12, 2009, after a long illness. In October 2008, she had joined her husband of 68 years, Murray Stanhope, at Hibbard Nursing Home. She was a lifelong resident of Dover-Foxcroft, where she graduated with honors from Foxcroft Academy. Elizabeth dedicated her life to helping others. She enjoyed working in her vegetable garden and sharing her harvest with friends and relatives. Elizabeth belonged to the Miosac Club and the congregational church, played bridge and duplicate bridge, and volunteered in the community. After raising four children, she worked for Koritsky's department store. In retirement, Elizabeth and Murray resided in Zephyrhills, Fla., during the winter months. She is survived by her husband and children, Betty-Jane Meader and her husband, Dick, of Waterville, Nancy Smith and her husband, Steve, of Stonington and Port St. Lucie, Fla., James and his wife, Laney (Robinson), of Tampa, Fla., and Robert and his wife, Fran (Nelson), of Raymond. Her grandchildren include, Lance Meader and his wife, Amy (Worthley), of Falmouth, Daren Meader and his wife, Jen (Stump), of Gorham, April Smith of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Kevin Stanhope and his wife, Katie (Corbett), of Gray. She always lit up when she saw her five great-grandchildren, Drew, Bode, Jace, Jaelyn and Macy. Also, Elizabeth is survived by her sister-in-law, Barbara Stanhope and her companion, Rachel Alden; and a niece, Ellen (Smith) Thomas, and her partner, Gordon Engstrom, all of Bangor. She was predeceased by her brother, Cleon Smith and his wife, June and their daughter, Dianne VanDyke. Special thanks are extended to her head caregiver, Tracy Raymond, as well as Bobby Webb, Mary Hall, Regina Foster, Star Legere, Joan Rowe, Ruth Salley and Renee Ogden. At her request, a graveside service only will occur in the spring or summer. Donations may be made in her honor to Foxcroft Academy, 975 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426; Congregational Church, 824 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426; Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018; or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com."12
Last Edited=24 Jan 2016

Children of Elizabeth Gertrude Smith and Murray Marsh Stanhope

Citations

  1. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 16 B, line 93 .
  2. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, The information was from a scrapbook created by June (Burrill) Smith holding the newspaper clipping. The clipping was of her engagement to Murray Marsh Stanhope.
  3. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Information was supplied by Elizabeth about Henry S. Smith.
  4. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number:
    Bride Name: Smith Elizabeth G Bride Town/State: Dover Foxcroft, ME Groom Name: Stanhope Murray M Groom Town/State: Dover Foxcroft,ME Date of Marriage: Saturday July 20, 1940.
  5. [S210] First Anniversary Observed By Club, online, Section C, Page Ten.
  6. [S33] Frank W. Keniston, Bio's of Dover, This is from the book, "Dover Foxcroft Biographies", and may be found in Thompson Free Library, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
  7. [S183] Betty Jane(Stanhope) Meader, "E - Mail from Betty Jane Meader," e-mail to compiler, E-mail received from Betty Jane, January 12, 2009 6:49 AM.
  8. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Obituary.
  9. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft (town), Maine, Sheet 9 B, line 64 thru 69.
  10. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 16 B, line 90 thru 93.
  11. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 14 A, line 8 thru 11.
  12. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", The obituary was listed in the BDN paper format and online.
  13. [S183] Betty Jane(Stanhope) Meader, "E - Mail from Betty Jane Meader," e-mail to compiler, This information is from Betty Jane.

Henry Sherman Smith1,2

M, b. July 1859, d. after 25 July 1937
Relationships
Great-grandfather of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Great-grandfather of Ellen June Smith
     Henry Sherman Smith, son of Henry B. Smith and Mary Ann Lowell, was born in July 1859 at Charleston, Piscataquis, Maine.3,2

     Henry Sherman Smith in consideration of Two Hundred dollars, bought certain parcel of land with buildings thereon situated in Charleston and bounded as follows, on the south by the Main Road reaching from the Bagley Mill to the stage road and land of Edward Rollins, on the west by said Rollins land and said stage road, on the north by land of Charles T. Paine, on the east by the main road leading from the Bagley Mill to Charleston corner and land formerly owned by Samuel Young, containing thirty acres more or less. Meaning to convey all I have this day bought of said Smith. at Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, from Frank R. Turner on 9 October 1886. Provided Neverthe less, that if the said Frank R. Turner, his heirs, executors, administrators, shall pay to the said Henry S. Smith, his executors, administrators, or assigns, four promissory notes of even dateof this instrument for fifty dollars each with interest and on one, two three and four years time.. The deed was witnessed by H. W. Peaks and proved by John T. Power at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, May 4 1887..4

     Henry, at age 27, married Nellie Jane Danforth 23, daughter of Philip Augustus Danforth and Mary Elizabeth Leathers, on 20 November 1886 by Rev. Joiah Bean.5,6,7

     Henry Sherman Smith and Nellie Jane Danforth in consideration of Four Hundred dollars, sold parcel of land in said Charleston near Rollins Mill so called bounded as follows: Northerly by land of George Plummer, easterly by the county road leading from East Corinth village to Charleston corner southerly by land now occupied by C. W. Rollins and westerly by land of Cyrus Brooks and Emery Lawry, containing sixty acres more or less. Also a certain other parcel of land situated in said Charleston and on the east side of said county road near said Mill and with buildings thereon being part of the homestead of late Edward Rollins and bounded southerly by road from said Mill to Bradford containing one and one half acres more or less. Said two parcelsbeing all the same premises conveyed to me by Ambrose Bagley by his deed dated June 16 1886 recorded in Penobscot Registry of Deeds Vol 566 page 265 to which reference is made for more particular description. Also a certain other parcel of land situated in said Charleston and bounded as follows: On the south by the road leading to Bradford by what was Bagley's Mill to second described parcel and by second described parcel on the west by parcel last named, and the said county road on the north by land of Charles E. Paine and on the east by the road leading by theWotow Mill and what was the Bagley Mill to Charleston Corner and land formerly owned by Samuel Young containing thirty acres more or less, and being on the same premises conveyed to my by Frank Turner by his deed dated June 30 1887 and recorded in the Penobscot Registry of Deeds Vol 573 page 427 to which reference is made. at Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, to Fred Hill on 16 November 1891. The deed was witnessed by H. P. Haynes and proved by John T. Power at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, dated December 28 1891..8

     Henry Sherman Smith and Nellie Jane Danforth in consideration of Three Hundred dollars, sold situated in said Charleston, bounded and described as follows, to wit: My home farm bounded on the North by land of Charles Paine and George Plummer, West by land of Cyrus Brooks and land of Emery Larry(?) and the stage road from Charleston Village to Bangor, on the East by land of David Peavey and the road leading from the East Ridge, so called, to Charleston and also by the above named stage road, and south by land of C. W. Rollins and by the road leading from the above named stage road to Bradford containing one hundred acres more or less, and being same premises conveyed to me in two parcels, one from Frank Turner and the other from C. W. Rollins. at Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, to Edwin K. Foster on 6 April 1892. Provided Nevertheless, that if the said Henry S. Smith, his heirs, executors, or administrators, or assigns shall pay to the said Edwin K. Foster, his ececutors, administrators, or assigns his three promissory notes of this date by him signed payable to the order of said Foster, for one hundred dollars each, payable in one, two, and three years respectively from date with interest payable annually the the deed shall be void, otherwise shall remain in force.. The deed was witnessed by Calvin W. Brown and proved by John T. Power at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine April 16, 1892..9

     Henry Sherman Smith and Nellie Jane Danforth in consideration of fifty-five dollars, sold 10 acres of land more or less, bounded as follows: on the West by the County road leading from E. Cornith Village to Charleston, North by land of I B Walton, East by land recently of H B Smith, and South by a town road leading Easterly from said County road and being same premises conveyed to Abel Gould by deed from Adeline Yeaton dated June 25, A. D. 1897 and recorded in Penobscot County Registry of Deeds in book 677 page 157 and by Charles F Kenney conveyed to this grantor by his deed dated July 16 1898 said deed to be recorded. at Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, to Fred Hill on 21 July 1898. The deed was witnessed by Geo F. Hill and H E Stocker and proved by John T Bower.10
     Henry's Land Deed dated 16 Nov 1891 has been discharged.11

     Henry, at age 69, married Adora Emily Hanson, daughter of Daniel B. Hanson and Mary Jane Race, on 26 November 1928 at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, They were married by Ashley Smith, Clergyman.12,13

     On 24 July 1937, at Bradford, Penobscot, Maine,Henry was alerted to a fire, his farm and dwelling was a total loss. The fire started during a thunder shower. He had no insurance.14

     Henry Sherman Smith died after 25 July 1937, at Charleston, Penobscot, Maine.15 He without a headstone, it's a best guess he could be buried to the right of his brother Franklin was buried in Charleston Village Cemetery at Charleston, Penobscot, Maine.16

Census

     Henry Sherman Smith appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Charleston, Piscataquis, Maine, in the household of his parents Henry and Mary.17

     Henry Sherman Smith appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, in the household of his parents Henry B. Smith and Mary Ann Lowell. His name can be found on line 13.18

     Henry Sherman Smith appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Charleston, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of his parents, Henry B. Smith and Mary. Henry was listed as a laborer.19

     Henry and Nellie appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 8 June 1900. He listed his work as a farmer. Their child, Henry Bean was listed as living with them. Nellie's children, from a previous marriage, Irving Amial Hall and Ethel Alberta Hall were also listed as living with them.20

     Henry and Nellie appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 23 April 1910, Sherman was listed as a farmer on a "general farm". Their child, Henry Bean were listed as living with them.21

     Henry appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 2 January 1920 Henry, at this time was a "lodger" at "Ernest Williams" place. He worked as a laborer on a farm..22

     Henry and Adora appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 8 April 1930, Henry was living in his own home on the East Road. The value of his real estate was $1300.00. At this time he was working as a farmer doing "general farming"..23
Last Edited=7 Sep 2014

Child of Henry Sherman Smith and Nellie Jane Danforth

Family: Henry Sherman Smith and Adora Emily Hanson

Citations

  1. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 3B, line 57.
  2. [S85] 1860 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Page 16, line16.
  3. [S115] Dover Foxcroft Town Records: The information is from Henry B. marriage Certificate.
  4. [S92] Penobscot Land Deeds: Registry of Deeds, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. Located in Volume 574, page 264.
  5. [S107] Charleston Town Records: This information is from the Charleston, Maine town records. Page 237.
  6. [S113] Maine Genealogy Society, Marriage Returns of Penobscot County Prior To 1892, This is from the book, "Marriage Returns of Penobscot County, Maine Prior to 1892". It was located in theBangor Public Library, Bangor, Maine.
  7. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4N7-27C : accessed 24 Jan 2014), Henry S. Smith and Nellie J. Hall, 20 Nov 1886; GS Film number: 10579.
  8. [S92] Penobscot Land Deeds: Registry of Deeds, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. Located in Volume 620, page 28 and 29.
  9. [S92] Penobscot Land Deeds: Registry of Deeds, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. Located in Volume 622, page 209.
  10. [S92] Penobscot Land Deeds: Registry of Deeds, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.
  11. [S92] Penobscot Land Deeds: Deed viewed by compiler.
  12. [S98] Library / Historical Society Collections: The original Marriage Certificate was viewed at the John B. Curtis Free Public Library, Bradford, Maine.
  13. [S217] Maine Genealogy Web Site, online http://www.mainegenealogy.net, Henry S. SMITH of Charleston, Me.
    Adora LONGLEY of Bradford, Me. 26 Nov. 1928.
  14. [S98] Library / Historical Society Collections: This information was provided by Muriel Parker, Bradford Historical Museum, 22 April 2006. It was gathered from the Bradford Fire Department records.
  15. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Information was supplied by Elizabeth about Henry S. Smith.
  16. [S317] Henry S. Smith tombstone, Village Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 10 Oct 2006.
  17. [S85] 1860 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Page 16, line13 thru 18.
  18. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Page 1, line 10 thru 14.
  19. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Page 25, line 29 thru 32.
  20. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 57 thru 61.
  21. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 4 B, Lines 98 thru 100.
  22. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 1 A, line 30.
  23. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 2 B, line 78 & 79.
  24. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 3B, line 59.

Nellie Jane Danforth

F, b. 28 March 1863, d. 24 January 1923
Relationships
Great-grandmother of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Great-grandmother of Ellen June Smith
     Nellie Jane Danforth, daughter of Philip Augustus Danforth and Mary Elizabeth Leathers, was born on 28 March 1863 at Bradford, Penobscot, Maine.1

     Nellie Jane Danforth and John Amial Hall filed a marriage intention on 28 January 1883 at Bradford, Penobscot, Maine; Henry T. Williams, Town Clerk.2

     Nellie, at age 19, married John Amial Hall 20, son of John F. Hall and Elizabeth (?), on 15 February 1883 at Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, by Thomas R. Kingsbury, Justice of the Peace.3,4,5

     Nellie, at age 23, married Henry Sherman Smith 27, son of Henry B. Smith and Mary Ann Lowell, on 20 November 1886 by Rev. Joiah Bean.6,7,8

     Nellie Jane Danforth was a cograntor with Henry Sherman Smith in the sale of parcel of land in said Charleston near Rollins Mill so called bounded as follows: Northerly by land of George Plummer, easterly by the county road leading from East Corinth village to Charleston corner southerly by land now occupied by C. W. Rollins and westerly by land of Cyrus Brooks and Emery Lawry, containing sixty acres more or less. Also a certain other parcel of land situated in said Charleston and on the east side of said county road near said Mill and with buildings thereon being part of the homestead of late Edward Rollins and bounded southerly by road from said Mill to Bradford containing one and one half acres more or less. Said two parcelsbeing all the same premises conveyed to me by Ambrose Bagley by his deed dated June 16 1886 recorded in Penobscot Registry of Deeds Vol 566 page 265 to which reference is made for more particular description. Also a certain other parcel of land situated in said Charleston and bounded as follows: On the south by the road leading to Bradford by what was Bagley's Mill to second described parcel and by second described parcel on the west by parcel last named, and the said county road on the north by land of Charles E. Paine and on the east by the road leading by theWotow Mill and what was the Bagley Mill to Charleston Corner and land formerly owned by Samuel Young containing thirty acres more or less, and being on the same premises conveyed to my by Frank Turner by his deed dated June 30 1887 and recorded in the Penobscot Registry of Deeds Vol 573 page 427 to which reference is made. at Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, to Fred Hill on 16 November 1891. The deed was witnessed by H. P. Haynes and proved by John T. Power at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, dated December 28 1891..9

     Nellie Jane Danforth was a cograntor with Henry Sherman Smith in the sale of situated in said Charleston, bounded and described as follows, to wit: My home farm bounded on the North by land of Charles Paine and George Plummer, West by land of Cyrus Brooks and land of Emery Larry(?) and the stage road from Charleston Village to Bangor, on the East by land of David Peavey and the road leading from the East Ridge, so called, to Charleston and also by the above named stage road, and south by land of C. W. Rollins and by the road leading from the above named stage road to Bradford containing one hundred acres more or less, and being same premises conveyed to me in two parcels, one from Frank Turner and the other from C. W. Rollins. at Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, to Edwin K. Foster on 6 April 1892. Provided Nevertheless, that if the said Henry S. Smith, his heirs, executors, or administrators, or assigns shall pay to the said Edwin K. Foster, his ececutors, administrators, or assigns his three promissory notes of this date by him signed payable to the order of said Foster, for one hundred dollars each, payable in one, two, and three years respectively from date with interest payable annually the the deed shall be void, otherwise shall remain in force.. The deed was witnessed by Calvin W. Brown and proved by John T. Power at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine April 16, 1892..10

     Nellie Jane Danforth was a cograntor with Henry Sherman Smith in the sale of 10 acres of land more or less, bounded as follows: on the West by the County road leading from E. Cornith Village to Charleston, North by land of I B Walton, East by land recently of H B Smith, and South by a town road leading Easterly from said County road and being same premises conveyed to Abel Gould by deed from Adeline Yeaton dated June 25, A. D. 1897 and recorded in Penobscot County Registry of Deeds in book 677 page 157 and by Charles F Kenney conveyed to this grantor by his deed dated July 16 1898 said deed to be recorded. at Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, to Fred Hill on 21 July 1898. The deed was witnessed by Geo F. Hill and H E Stocker and proved by John T Bower.11

     Nellie Jane Danforth died at age 59, on 24 January 1923, at Maine.12,13

Census

     Nellie Jane Danforth appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, in the household of her parents, Philip and Mary.14

     Nellie Jane Danforth appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Bradford, Penobscot, Maine in the household of her parents, Philip Augustus Danforth and Mary. She was attending school at this time.15

     Nellie and Henry appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 8 June 1900. He listed his work as a farmer. Their child, Henry Bean was listed as living with them. Henry's children, from a previous marriage, Irving Amial Hall and Ethel Alberta Hall were also listed as living with them.16

     Nellie and Henry appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 23 April 1910, Sherman was listed as a farmer on a "general farm". Their child, Henry Bean were listed as living with them.17

     Nellie Jane Danforth appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Dover, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of her daughter Ethel and husband, Philip S. Coffin, It appears things were not going well with Nellie and her husband, Sherman Smith.18

     Nellie's obituary, reading a clipping from Alice's scrapbook, showed "She was buried in East Bradford cemetery". However, a discussion with Aunt Wiz, (Elizabeth G. Smith, P#10), on 13 May 2006, as she remembers, Nellie is layed to rest in the cemetery about 2 miles up from the library on "Main Road". There are two cemeteries just off that road, it is the second one. The exact location is not known at this time. It is possible she may have been buried without a headstone. However, doing some research of Bradford history, the Williams Cemetery was also known as Church cemetery and East Bradford. It is the compilers assumption she was buried in the Williams cemetery without a headstone.13,12
Last Edited=27 Feb 2014

Children of Nellie Jane Danforth and John Amial Hall

Child of Nellie Jane Danforth and Henry Sherman Smith

Citations

  1. [S115] Dover Foxcroft Town Records: This information is from Henry B., marriage certificate.
  2. [S98] Library / Historical Society Collections: This was with the help from Muriel Parker, Bradford Historial Society, Bradford, Maine.
  3. [S113] Maine Genealogy Society, Marriage Returns of Penobscot County Prior To 1892, This is from the book, "Marriage Returns of Penobscot County, Maine Prior to 1892". It was located in the John Curtis Library, Bradford, Maine.
  4. [S98] Library / Historical Society Collections: This was with the help from Muriel Parker, Bradford Historial Society, Bradford, Maine.
  5. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4F9-PV3 : accessed 24 Jan 2014), Amiala J. Hall and Nellie J. Danforth, 15 Feb 1883; GS Film number: 10579.
  6. [S107] Charleston Town Records: This information is from the Charleston, Maine town records. Page 237.
  7. [S113] Maine Genealogy Society, Marriage Returns of Penobscot County Prior To 1892, This is from the book, "Marriage Returns of Penobscot County, Maine Prior to 1892". It was located in theBangor Public Library, Bangor, Maine.
  8. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4N7-27C : accessed 24 Jan 2014), Henry S. Smith and Nellie J. Hall, 20 Nov 1886; GS Film number: 10579.
  9. [S92] Penobscot Land Deeds: Registry of Deeds, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. Located in Volume 620, page 28 and 29.
  10. [S92] Penobscot Land Deeds: Registry of Deeds, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. Located in Volume 622, page 209.
  11. [S92] Penobscot Land Deeds: Registry of Deeds, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.
  12. [S96] Alice (Cross) Smith, Scrapbook, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by Alice Mabel (Cross) Smith.
  13. [S196] Dover Foxcroft Town Report: This is from 1922 Town Report, page 23.
  14. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Page 1, line 18 thru 23.
  15. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Page 21, line 42 thru 49.
  16. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 57 thru 61.
  17. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 4 B, Lines 98 thru 100.
  18. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover (town), Maine, Sheet 11 A, line 37 thru 42.
  19. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 3B, line 60.
  20. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 3B, line 61.
  21. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charleston, Maine, Sheet 3B, line 59.

Moses S. Cross1

M, b. 30 December 1856, d. 29 March 1931
Relationships
Great-grandfather of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Great-grandfather of Ellen June Smith
Moses S. Cross, husband of Mary E. Pratt
     Moses S. Cross, son of Jeremiah Cross and Eleanor Rollins, was born on 30 December 1856 at Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine.2

     Moses at age 16, went to work at the Blethen House and remained there for a few years after his marriage. circa 1872.3

     Moses, at age 27, married Mary Elizabeth Pratt 29, daughter of Horatio Pratt and Mary Ann Kimball, on 26 January 1884 at Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, by Geo. G. Winslow, Minister of the Gospel.3

      Moses S. Cross and Horatio Pratt were about to enter a joint purchase on 11 October 1886 for a farm that has come to be well-known amongst the Cross - Smith family They purchased it from Thomas and Delia Eaton for the sum of $1500.00. The land purchase was divided equally between Horatio Pratt and Moses Cross. The Eaton's, prior owners purchased the farm homestead from Hattie Bolster (current owner of the farm) the 14th of November 1882 for the sum of $500.00. The land size was one hundred and twenty-five acres. A history of the farm sale can be seen by clicking on this ICON.4

     Moses and Mary had a family photograph, with Alice Mabel Cross and Gertrude May Cross, which was taken circa 1895.5

     Moses was appointed by Foxcroft Selectmen as Sexton of the Lee Cemetery. between 1912 and 1929. He was paid $6.00 on Dec 1913 for cemetery care. According to the report, Moses was also paid $27.00 for summer work. Additionally, $13.20 for winter work. The "Report of Overseers of Poor", shows Moses was paid $6.00 for digging a grave for Charles. W. Knowles (who died 05 Mar 1913.)6,7,8

     On 13 August 1919, Moses was was petitioned by the probate court to be appointed "Guardian" for two children, Keith,11 years old, and Carroll, 7 years old, of Gertrude and Harry L. Knowlton. The earlier passing of Gertrude, (in 1916), leaving Harry, then his passing in May 1919, left the two children parentless.9

     On 31 December 1929, Moses was alerted to his barn on fire. The time was about 10:30 forenoon. The attached article is from a local newspaper on 31 December 1929 at Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.10

     Moses S. Cross left a Will on 15 December 1930 Moses' "Last Will and Testament" was stated as follows:


"That I, Moses Cross of Dover Foxcroft in the county of Piscataquis and the State of Maine.... FIRST: Unto my grandchildren, Keith D. Knowlton, and Carroll H. Knowlton, I give, bequeath and devise nothing by this, my last will and testament. SECOND: I give bequeath and devise all the property which I shall own or be entitled to at the time of my decease real, personal and mixed wherever and however the same may be situated unto my daughter, Alice M. Smith, and my son-in-law, Henry B. Smith, in equal shares; and incase the said Henry B. Smith shall die during my lifetime, then I give, bequeath, and devise all my said property to the said Alice M. Smith. THIRD: I hereby nominate and appoint the said Alice M. Smith, sole executrix of this, my last will and testament and request that she be not required to furnish bond for the execution of said trust."


An inventory of Moses' items included $2000.00 in real estate, (this was 2/3 part of his home). The goods and chattels totaled $254.00, from totaling 4 cows and 19 sheep. His right and credits totaled $348.00 which gave him a grand total of $2602.11.11

     Moses S. Cross died at age 74, on 29 March 1931, at Maine.12 He was buried in Lee Cemetery at Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.13

Census

     On the 1860 Federal Census, Moses S. Cross appeared in the household of his parents Jeremiah and Eleanor of Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine.14

     Moses S. Cross appeared on the 1870 Federal Census in the household of his parents Jeremiah and Eleanor of Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, he was attending school at the time.15

     Moses S. Cross, again in the household of his parents Jeremiah Cross and Eleanor appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine. His occupation was a farm laborer.16

     Moses and Mary appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 7 June 1900 Moses listed his occupation as a farmer. Their children, Gertrude May and Alice Mabel were listed as living with them.17

     Moses and Mary appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 10 May 1910, He listed himself as a farmer on a cow farm. Their daughter, Alice Mabel was listed as living with them.18

     Moses and Mary appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Foxcroft Town, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 10 January 1920, he listed his occupation as a farmer on a "general farm". Their grandson, Keith Duane Knowlton was listed as living with them.19

     Moses and Mary appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 18 April 1930, Moses indicated he owned a home valued at $2500.00. The census wanted to know if they had a radio. The answer was "No". Their grandson Carroll H. were listed as living with them.20

     Moses's obituary read as follows:
Moses S. Cross whose death occurred March 29 ta (at) 1.15 a.m. and which has already been noticed in The Observer was born in Sebec Dec. '0 (30) Dec 1856, the son of Jeremiah and Ellen (Eleanor) Rollins Cross. He had one brother, Fred, who remained on the home place; a sister, Mrs. Jennie (Pratt) Stevens residing in Lincoln; a half brother, the late John C. Cross; and a half sister, Mrs. Ella Cass (?), both of Dover Foxcroft, who passed on several years ago. Mr. Cross went to the Blethen House to work when he was 16 years old, remaining there until a few years after his marriage to Mary Elizabeth Pratt Jan 26 1884. They then moved to the farm on the Milo state road where he lived until his death. Two children were born to them: Gertrude (Mrs. Harry L. Knowlton) of Sangerville and Alice (Mrs. Henry Smith) who lived on the adjoining estate. Mrs. Cross passed on Dec. 11, 1930, after a brief illness and since then Mr. Cross became very disenhearted as he was in a feeble condition with rheumatism and heart trouble of long duration being confined to the use of crutches. The loss of his finely equipped barn by fire and the burning of several head of nice stock on Dec 31, 1929, was another discouraging incident which told on his broken health, but still he "carried on" and rebuilt the following spring. He was a prosperous farmer as one could readily see by the attractive home and surroundings, and every effort was seconded by his faithful wife. After the wife's death, the daughter, Mrs. Henry Smith, moved home and tenderly cared for her father the remaining months of his life. At the passing on of his wife he expressed a wish that were he ever ill he might have the same nurse and that when the end came that the same pastor might officiate, and these wishes were gratified. Mr. Cross will be greatly missed in the community where he had lived so many years, and in the village where he was often seen. The surviving relatives are a sister, Mrs. Jenny Stevens, the daughter, Mrs. Alice Smith, and four grandchildren, Keith D. and Carroll Knowlton, Cleon and Elizabeth Smith. The funeral which were held at the home March 31 was largely attended, Rev. J. W. Meiser of Milo speaking comforting words to the bereaved ones. The floral offerings were many and very beautiful. The bearers were the son-in-law, Henry Smith, a nephew, Caleb H. Weston, a grandson, Keith Knowlton and Ormand Hill. Burial was in the Lee Cemetery. M. R. S.21
Last Edited=14 Dec 2016

Children of Moses S. Cross and Mary Elizabeth Pratt

Citations

  1. [S85] 1860 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Page 18, line 33.
  2. [S115] Dover Foxcroft Town Records: This information is from Henry B. marriage certificate.
  3. [S96] Alice (Cross) Smith, Scrapbook, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by Alice Mabel (Cross) Smith.
  4. [S94] Piscataquis Land Deeds: This information was obtained from the Register of Deeds, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
  5. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, A cache of photographs were let by June. It is with her foresight that we all have them to share., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  6. [S195] Foxcroft Town Report: Page 6.
  7. [S195] Foxcroft Town Report: Page 51.
  8. [S196] Dover Foxcroft Town Report: This is from Town Reports, 1922 - 1929.
  9. [S90] Probate Records , A document obtained from the Piscataquis County Probate court was established to assign a Guardian for Keith and Caroll Knowlton.
  10. [S96] Alice (Cross) Smith, Scrapbook, This is from Alice's Scrapbook. It is currently held by Dianne., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by Alice Mabel (Cross) Smith.
  11. [S90] Probate Records , Moses' "Last Will and Testament" was filed at the Dover Foxcroft Probate Court. Excerpts are included here too. Docket # 4652.
  12. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Information on headstone.
  13. [S301] Moses S. Cross tombstone, Lee Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 01 Sep 2005.
  14. [S85] 1860 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Page 18, line 31 thru 36.
  15. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Page 5, line 13 thru 18.
  16. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Page 21, line 38 thru 43.
  17. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 3 A, line 32 thru 35.
  18. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft (town), Maine, Page 18 B, line 66 & 67.
  19. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 5 B, line 75 thru 77.
  20. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 16 B, line 94 thru 96.
  21. [S96] Alice (Cross) Smith, Scrapbook, A clipping from the scrapbook, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by Alice Mabel (Cross) Smith.
  22. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover, Maine, Sheet 3A, line 34.
  23. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover, Maine, Sheet 3A, line 35.

Mary Elizabeth Pratt1

F, b. 18 December 1854, d. 11 December 1930
Relationships
Great-grandmother of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Great-grandmother of Ellen June Smith
Mary Elizabeth Pratt, wife of Moses S. Cross
     Mary Elizabeth Pratt, daughter of Horatio Pratt and Mary Ann Kimball, was born on 18 December 1854 at Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.2

     Mary, at age 29, married Moses S. Cross 27, son of Jeremiah Cross and Eleanor Rollins, on 26 January 1884 at Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, by Geo. G. Winslow, Minister of the Gospel.3

     Mary Elizabeth Pratt was mentioned in the Will of Horatio Pratt on 28 August 1885 Horatio's "Last Will and Testament" was stated as follows:
"That I, Horatio Pratt of Foxcroft in the county of Piscataquis and the State of Maine.... FIRST: To each of my grand children, Florence M. Pratt, daughter of my deceased son, Charles W. Pratt, Orman Pratt, Fred W. Pratt and Marion L. Pratt, children of my deceased son George W. Pratt, I give and bequeath the sum of one dollar. SECOND: All my remaining property after the payment of the above named said and bequests, I give bequeath and devise in equal shares to my two daughters, Jennie W. Weston, wife of John Colby Weston and Lizzie M. Cross, wife of Moses S. Cross."4


     Mary Elizabeth Pratt,(daughter) and Horatio, were establishing a land deed transfer of Horatio's undivided half of the farm. on 21 December 1891. There was a recorded movement of $800.00 in addition to further requirements. (Mary), Lizzie M. Cross, her heirs, executors or administrators, shall at all times during the natural life of the said Horatio Pratt will and truly care for support and maintain, in a comfortable home provided by the said Lizzie M. Cross, furnish him the said Pratt with proper food, clothing nursing and medical aid in case of sickness, at all times treat him and cause him to be treated kindly, and at his decease give him proper and suitable burial. On 30 June 1889, the conditions of the mortgage having been faithfully fulfilled, it was cancelled and discharged in full. Signed John Colby Weston.

     Mary and Moses had a family photograph, with Alice Mabel Cross and Gertrude May Cross, which was taken circa 1895.5

     Mary Elizabeth Pratt died at age 75, on 11 December 1930, at Maine.6 She was buried in Lee Cemetery at Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.7

Census

     Mary Elizabeth Pratt appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, in the household of her parents Horatio Pratt and Mary Ann Kimball.8

     On the 1870 Federal Census, Mary Elizabeth Pratt appeared of Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, in the household of her parents Horatio and Mary, she was attending school at the time.9

     On the 1880 Federal Census, Mary Elizabeth Pratt appeared of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of her parents, Horatio Pratt and Mary. At this time, Mary worked in a wollen mill.10

     Mary and Moses appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 7 June 1900 Moses listed his occupation as a farmer. Their children, Gertrude May and Alice Mabel were listed as living with them.11

     Mary and Moses appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 10 May 1910, He listed himself as a farmer on a cow farm. Their daughter, Alice Mabel was listed as living with them.12

     Mary and Moses appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Foxcroft Town, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 10 January 1920, he listed his occupation as a farmer on a "general farm". Their grandson, Keith Duane Knowlton was listed as living with them.13

     Mary and Moses appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 18 April 1930, Moses indicated he owned a home valued at $2500.00. The census wanted to know if they had a radio. The answer was "No". Their grandson Carroll H. were listed as living with them.14
Last Edited=27 Feb 2014

Children of Mary Elizabeth Pratt and Moses S. Cross

Citations

  1. [S146] M. D., J. M. Mary Chandler Lowell, Old Foxcroft Maine, Page 238.
  2. [S115] Dover Foxcroft Town Records: Information from narriage data.
  3. [S96] Alice (Cross) Smith, Scrapbook, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by Alice Mabel (Cross) Smith.
  4. [S90] Probate Records , Horatio's "Last Will and Testament was filed at the Dover Foxcroft Probate Court. Docket # 903.
  5. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, A cache of photographs were let by June. It is with her foresight that we all have them to share., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  6. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Her headstone is located in the "Lee Cemetery", Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
  7. [S301] Mary E. (Pratt) Cross tombstone, Lee Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 01 Sep 2005.
  8. [S85] 1860 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft, Maine, Page 30, line 13 thru 18.
  9. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Page 5, line 4 thru 9.
  10. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft, Maine, Page 26, line 48 thru 50.
  11. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 3 A, line 32 thru 35.
  12. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft (town), Maine, Page 18 B, line 66 & 67.
  13. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 5 B, line 75 thru 77.
  14. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Sheet 16 B, line 94 thru 96.
  15. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover, Maine, Sheet 3A, line 34.

Clifford Loring Burrill1

M, b. 17 September 1888, d. 5 June 1965
Relationships
Grandfather of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Grandfather of Ellen June Smith
Clifford L. Burrill, husband of 1st Marion E. Davis, 2nd Edith M. Pinkham
     Clifford Loring Burrill, son of Hadley Proctor Burrill and Ella F. Lovejoy, was born on 17 September 1888 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.1 Clifford Loring Burrill was also involved with his father's signing his name. It seems Hadley P. Burrill wanted people to know that he was there in the Dedham Congregational Church. So, to leave "his mark" he signed his name inside the closet. It has not been painted over since. Yet, the rest of the walls in the closet are painted.2

     Clifford was robbed. They broke into his general store and blew up the safe on 6 October 1900.3

     Clifford Loring Burrill, while busy with things at Dedham, Hancock, Maine;the Wright Brothers, at the Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright Flyer (often retrospectively referred to as Flyer I or 1903 Flyer) was the first powered aircraft designed and built by the Wright brothers. They flew it four times on December 17, 1903, about four miles, on December 17, 1903.

     Clifford Loring Burrill is in this photograph with Hadley and Ella and Marcia Ella Burrill, Leslie Frank Burrill, Harold Simeon Burrill and Guy Hadley Burrill, which was taken circa 1905.4

     On 16 September 1909, Guy sent a letter to Clifford . In this letter, Guy is telling "Kip" of his time at the sanatorium. He reminds "Kip" to stay well and do what he can to keep healthy. He wishes he could, just once, wrestle with Kip. And, closes wishing Kip a "Happy 21st Birthday".5

     Clifford Loring Burrill was courting his "wife to be", Marion. Then, Sunday, April 30th 1911, which began as any other spring day in the Queen City. Families went to church and a slight wind that is common at this time of year ebbed and flowed throughout the day. But at about 4 p.m. the alarm sounded after a fire was spotted in a hay shed owned by J. Frank Green at 176 Broad St., on the west bank of the Kenduskeag Stream. The fire spread quickly from building to building -- most of which were made of wood, providing more than enough fuel for a conflagration. Embers from the hay shed set ablaze the coal sheds at Bacon & Robinson. As embers multiplied, a strong wind carried them over the Kenduskeag Stream and onto other buildings.

Unquestionably the worst disaster to strike the Queen City, the Great Fire of 1911 reshaped the city's landscape, burning 55 acres, destroying 267 buildings, damaging 100 more and causing $3,188,081.90 in losses and damage. The conflagration left 75 families homeless, most of whom had lived from Harlow Street to Center Street to lower French Street. It destroyed more than 100 businesses during a nine-hour span.

     Just after the major downtown fire, businesses started recovering, we find Clifford, on 28 July 1911, starting to purchase some household items from "Farrar Furniture Co., Broard Street, Bangor, Maine for furniture, (compiler assuming), for his up coming marriage to Marion. His purchase included one rocker at $3.00; 1 Chiff at $18.00; one brass bed at $14.00; one spring at $2.00; one com dresser at $9.50; one ex table at $15.00; one damaged rocker at $11.00; one couch at $16.00; one buffett at $22.50; one stand at $3.00; one willow rocker at $5.50 and one picture was gratis, from Farrar Furniture Co., Broad Street at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.6

     Clifford Loring Burrill and Marion Elizabeth Davis filed a marriage intention on 2 August 1911 at Wellington, Piscataquis, Maine.7 Clifford, at age 22, married Marion Elizabeth Davis, 21, daughter of Alfonso Seth Davis and Jennie L. Smith, on 22 August 1911 at Wellington, Piscataquis, Maine.8,7

     Clifford Loring Burrill was soon to be witness to the fate of a large ocean liner.

The RMS Titanic was a British registered four funnelled ocean liner built for the transatlantic passenger and mail service between Southampton and New York. Constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland Titanic was, on her maiden voyage, the largest vessel afloat. On April 10th 1912 the Titanic sailed from Southampton with 2,200 passengers and crew. The RMS Titanic's original wireless transmissions, began at 11:55 PM Newfoundland Standard Time [1 1/2 hrs. later than EST, 3 1/2 hrs earlier than Greenwich]. Prior to that time, 8 iceberg warnings were given. Mr. Frederick Fleet was the deck crew member as "Lookout". Shortly after he sighted an iceberg the Titanic collided and started to sink sank. Three hours later, 1500 people died and 700 survived.
Ellen was unaware of the upcoming, following day news, letting the world to know, of the sinking. For most people, the news really wouldn't travel fast, due to the lack of radios in family homes., on 14 April 1912.9

     Clifford Loring Burrill witnessed (an unknown value) on 11 November 1918.

     On 6 October 1920, the Bangor Daily News, DEDHAM section, reported; "Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Burrill and Master Dean returned Monday from a few days' visit in Harmony with her father, Alfonn(s)o Davis."10

     Excitement must have been building for Clifford and Marion as they were about to purchase a house on 28 February 1924, The owner was Ernest McFarland, (widower not married). It was purchased for $3000.00 dollars. (The passing of Marion in September 1956 and Clifford re-marrying (Edith Pinkham) in June 1958, Clifford left a "Last Will and Testament", leaving the house to Edith. On June 05 1965, Clifford passed away and on October 20, 1965, Edith sold the house to Earle and Gertrude Stevens).11

     On 3 February 1958, Clifford. He was in Florida. Marion has been gone now for a year and a half.
He comments how it seems lonesome, yet, he doesn't mind it too much with all the people around. He had a nice lunch at a nice eating place, then went to the pier for the P. M. program. (Clifford comments,"It's never the same"). He spent half a day looking at boats. Even though they have some nice boats, he says he still likes the one he has. A comment from Clifford, "Papers say very little snow in Washington county" but, "They can have this in the summer I will take G.P. (Guard Point) but it is a good place to spend the winter".12


     With the passing of Marion in 1956, Clifford, at age 69, married Edith Marion Pinkham 62, daughter of Herbert Leslie Pinkham and Lucia Amina Worthing, on 7 June 1958.13,14

     Clifford Loring Burrill died at age 76, on 5 June 1965, at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.15,16,17,18 He was buried in Mt. Hope (Bangor) Cemetery on 7 June 1965 at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.19

     Clifford Loring Burrill left a will on 13 October 1958 at Brewer, Penobscot, Maine, In part, it reads as follows: ....
"being of lawful age and of sound and disposing mind and memory, but mindful of the uncertainty of this life, do hereby make, publish and declare; FIRST: bequeath the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to my son, Dean C. Burrill. SECOND: bequeath the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to my daughter, June E. Smith. THIRD: bequeath the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to my daughter, Phyllis M. Whitney. FOURTH: I give, devise and bequeath my cottage to my three children, equally, subject to the right which I give to my wife, Edith M. Burrill to use the said cottage in common with my children during the term of her natural life. FIFTH: All the rest of my estate I give to my wife, Edith M. Burrill. SIXTH: I nominate and appoint my wife, Edith M. Burrill as my Executrix of this Will."20

Census

     On the 1900 Federal Census Clifford Loring Burrill appeared in Dedham, Hancock, Maine in the household of his parents Hadley and Ella.21

     Clifford appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Bucksport, Hancock, Maine, enumerated 10 May 1910, Clifford listed his work as a "bookkeeper" at a "National bank". He was single at this time.22

     Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31. As a result, this first registration included men born between June 5, 1886 and June 5, 1896. Clifford Loring Burrill filled out a draft card, on 5 June 1917 East Holden, Penobscot, Maine. He was described as tall, medium build, blue eyes, red hair. At the time he was working in farming and clerk on the H. P. Burrill Estate, Dedham, Maine.23

     Clifford and Marion appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine, enumerated 30 January 1920. Clifford's occupation was a retail merchant in a grocery store. He owned his home indentified as a farm. Their children, Dean Clifford and June Elizabeth were listed as living with them.24

     Clifford and Marion appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Brewer, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 8 April 1930. It showed they owned a home valued at $6000.00 and, the fact they had a radio in the house. Clifford's line of work was listed as a manager of a grain company. Their children, Dean Clifford, June Elizabeth and Phyllis Marion were listed as living with them.25

     Clifford and Marion appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Brewer, Penobscot, Maine, at 22 School Street, enumerated 9 April 1940. Clifford owned his home, valued at $6000.00. He completed 4 years high school. He was working as a salesman for a grain company. For the past year, he worked fifty-two weeks with a $3348.00 earning. Their children, Phyllis Marion were listed as living with them. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012. A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.26

     Clifford's obituary read as follows: as printed in the Bangor Daily News:
Clifford L. Burrill, 76, a resident of 22 School Street, Brewer, died Saturday morning at a local hospital following a long illness. He was born in Dedham, September 17, 1888, the son of Hadley P. and Ella (Lovejoy) Burrill. A 25 year employe of the Wirthmore Feed Company, he worked as a salesman covering northeastern Maine until his retirement in 1954. He was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Brewer, where he served as trustee and deacon with the lifetime tenure. He was also a member of the church's choir for 37 years, was active in the Homemakers Club of the church and was a past member of the Brewer Kiwanis Club. Surviving, besides his widow, Mrs. Edith (Pinkham) Burril of Brewer; are a son, Dean C. of Ottawa, Canada; two daughters, Mrs. June B. Smith of Dover - Foxcroft and Mrs. Phyllis B. Whitney of Amherst, Mass; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several neices and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the First Congregational Church of Brewer, today at 2:30 p. m. The Rev. Raymond Wilber, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the Harvard H. Clark Funeral Home, 55 South Main Street, Brewer, until 11 a. m. today.27
Last Edited=24 Mar 2014

Children of Clifford Loring Burrill and Marion Elizabeth Davis

Family: Clifford Loring Burrill and Edith Marion Pinkham

Citations

  1. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Information is from "Birth and Death Records, Dedham, Maine Reviewed 20 Oct 2005.
  2. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, A view of the was accomplished by the compilers.
  3. [S39] Unknown compiler, "Open Subject", Ancestral File, Possibly Bangor Whig and Courrier,.
  4. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, The photo is a copy from the Dedham town office.
  5. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  6. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This document was among the collection belonging to June (Burrill) Smith., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  7. [S46] Wellington Records: Viewed original book entry.
  8. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Davis Marion E.; Bride Town/State: Wellington, ME
    Groom Name: Burrill Clifford L.; Groom Town/State: Dedham, ME
    Date of Marriage: Tuesday August 22, 1911.
  9. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Some information taken from http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/ Titanic web site.
  10. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", October 06, 1920, Page 10.
  11. [S92] Penobscot Land Deeds: This information was from the Registrar of Deeds, Bangor, Maine.
  12. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This is from a collection from June., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  13. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 2461
    Bride Name: Pinkham Edith M.
    Groom Name: Burrill Clifford L.
    Date of Marriage: Saturday June 7, 1958.
  14. [S67] Kay Jackson, China Maine Families, This information is from a "booklet" China Maine Families" by Kay Jackson. The booklet was found in Taconnett Falls Library, Winslow, Maine.
  15. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Information from headstone.
  16. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Bangor Daily News Obituary posted 7 Jun 1965.
  17. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 6505066 Last Name: Burrill First Name: Clifford Middle Name: L Date of Death: Saturday, June 5, 1965 Town of Death: Bangor Age at Death: 76 Years.
  18. [S99] Mt. Hope Cemetery Web Site, online http://www.mthopebgr.com/, Certificate: 6505066 Plot Details for Burrill, Clifford Loring Name: Burrill, Clifford Loring Died: 6/5/1965 Born In: Dedham, ME Died In: Bangor, ME Age (years): 76 Family: Son Hadley Proctor & F. Ella (Lovejoy) Burrill Buried In: MT Hope Cemetery Lot Number: 285ED Tomb? No Burial Date: 6/7/1965 Funeral Director: HH Clark FH Cremation? No Armed Forces? No.
  19. [S278] Clifford L. Burrill tombstone, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 26 May 2006.
  20. [S91] Probate Records , This copy of the Will was obtaioned at the Penobscot County Court House, Bangor, Maine.
  21. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 52 thru 59.
  22. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bucksport, Maine, Sheet 11 B, line 91.
  23. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, WOrld War I Copy of Draft Card.
  24. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 7 B, line 62 thru 65.
  25. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine Ward 4, sheet 6 B, line 69 thru 72.
  26. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine, Sheet 9 B, line 64 thru 66.
  27. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", BDN 7 June 1965, page 6.
  28. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information is from a copy of Dedham Town Records, Record of Births., This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  29. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 7B, line 65.
  30. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine Ward 4, sheet 6 B, line 49.

Marion Elizabeth Davis1,2

F, b. 14 March 1890, d. 27 September 1956
Relationships
Grandmother of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Grandmother of Ellen June Smith
Marion E. Davis, wife of Clifford L. Burrill
     Marion Elizabeth Davis, daughter of Alfonso Seth Davis and Jennie L. Smith, was born on 14 March 1890 at Wellington, Piscataquis, Maine.1,2

     The February 1908 annual town report for Wellington, Marion, received tuition for scholar’s payment from the town for Maine Central Institute.3

     Marion Elizabeth Davis is in this photograph with Alfonso and Jennie and Horace S. Smith and Marcia C. Smith, which was taken circa 1910 This photograph was not dated, however, it is assumed to have been taken about 1910.4

     According to the Town of Wellington Town report, for the year ending February 20, 1912. Marion was paid a sum of sixty three dollars for her prior Spring term teaching wages.5

     Marion Elizabeth Davis and Clifford Loring Burrill filed a marriage intention on 2 August 1911 at Wellington, Piscataquis, Maine.6 Marion, at age 21, married Clifford Loring Burrill, 22, son of Hadley Proctor Burrill and Ella F. Lovejoy, on 22 August 1911 at Wellington, Piscataquis, Maine.7,6

     On 31 December 1911 Jennie sent a letter to Marion . In this letter she discusses the weather and Marcia's health.8

     On 10 January 1912 Horace sent a letter to Marion . Written on "Postal" stationary, Horace is telling Marion of his reassignment to a different post office. He expresses his disappointment, yet is glad he has a government job. Horace comments on a visit to Harmony, and his thoughts on Marcia's health.8

     On 21 January 1912 Horace sent a post card to Marion . Horace, is now in New York City. It will be just one month and 20 days before his death.8

     On 17 February 1912 Marcia sent a post card to Marion . Marcia's comments seem to indicate Marion is by herself for a night. She also says Mama (Jennie) received a Valentine from Uncle Joe. (Uncle Joe was probably Joseph Smith). Marcia seems to be having a digestive problem. She tells Marion of having to take a malted milk and the following day trying a baked potato. She commented about Josie (Davis) visiting.9

     On 28 March 1912 Marcia sent a letter to Marion . First of all, the letter does not have a year stated. It was assumed to be written March 28 1912. Marcia requests Marion and Clifford sign some papers and send them on. It appears Aunt Nellie (Smith) was visiting and was preparing to take the train. Marcia asked Marion how her tomatoes were coming. Marcia stated time of day her's were planted, to include baking the dirt prior to planting. She talks of a "new" neighbor moving in; Mr. Skunk, under grammy's piazza.10

     Marion Elizabeth Burrill was soon to be witness to the fate of a large ocean liner.

The RMS Titanic was a British registered four funnelled ocean liner built for the transatlantic passenger and mail service between Southampton and New York. Constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland Titanic was, on her maiden voyage, the largest vessel afloat. On April 10th 1912 the Titanic sailed from Southampton with 2,200 passengers and crew. The RMS Titanic's original wireless transmissions, began at 11:55 PM Newfoundland Standard Time [1 1/2 hrs. later than EST, 3 1/2 hrs earlier than Greenwich]. Prior to that time, 8 iceberg warnings were given. Mr. Frederick Fleet was the deck crew member as "Lookout". Shortly after he sighted an iceberg the Titanic collided and started to sink sank. Three hours later, 1500 people died and 700 survived.
Ellen was unaware of the upcoming, following day news, letting the world to know, of the sinking. For most people, the news really wouldn't travel fast, due to the lack of radios in family homes., on 14 April 1912.11

     On 22 April 1912 Marcia sent a post card to Marion . Marcia was planning a trip to Bangor to see Oscar (Oscar is her uncle, Rev. Oscar Smith) and a doctor (Dr. Fellows, she probably is still having stomach problems).
She was requesting her keys to her trunk.9

     On 31 May 1912 Jennie sent a letter to Marion . The vertical writing reads on page 5 is as follows:
"Aunt Hannah is up to Franks but she can't come up here she is in such bad shape she has failed so much since she come that Charlie is coming up to take her back. Grammie went down to see her yesterday she is losing her mind dreadfully got up yesterday morning and put her corsets on outside of her dress and had her teeth in upside down. I pity her so.”.9

     On 23 June 1912 Jennie sent a letter to Marion . The letter discusses how the garden's are doing,a proposed meeting in Bangor and a comment about Clifford's injured finger.9

     On 9 July 1912 Jennie sent a letter to Marion . Jennie is expressing how hot it is there. And, of course, its just the time to be haying. The lack of rain is making so many things dry but humid.8

     On 11 July 1912 Jennie sent a post card to Marion . Jennie gives Marion a little guidance on planting cucumber plants.9

     On 24 August 1912 Jennie sent a letter to Marion . Jennie comments on her return trip to Harmony. She expresses how the place was kept while she was gone. Jennie expresses her feelings of the toll last spring. Jennie has been looking through a book Horace made. You can feel the sadness within Jennie.9

     On 30 September 1912 Jennie sent a letter to Marion . In this letter, Jennie talks about a trip over the mountain that was cancelled. Also the health of several visitors.9

     On 4 October 1912 Jennie sent a letter to Marion . In this letter, Jennie is discussing her trip to Dexter to get some cola syrup to make sweet pickles. She also expresses she isn't feeling very well and that Lizzie has now left for the winter. Lizzie was a great help for Jennie this past summer.9

     On 17 October 1912 Jennie sent a letter to Marion . As you read this letter, you can tell Jennie is of failing health. She is a strong woman in her writing. She explains the several visits from the doctor. And, how the doctor first indicated her lungs were alright, then on the next visit he didn't like the sounds coming from them.9

     On 16 March 1916, Marion was undergoing an operation by Dr. Peters of Bangor. She had sprained the ligaments of her knee several weeks before. The doctor straightened and placed it in a cast. Although suffering considerable pain, she was reported as improving. at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.12

     Excitement must have been building for Marion and Clifford as they were about to purchase a house on 28 February 1924, The owner was Ernest McFarland, (widower not married). It was purchased for $3000.00 dollars. (The passing of Marion in September 1956 and Clifford re-marrying (Edith Pinkham) in June 1958, Clifford left a "Last Will and Testament", leaving the house to Edith. On June 05 1965, Clifford passed away and on October 20, 1965, Edith sold the house to Earle and Gertrude Stevens).13

     On 6 July 1941 Marion sent a letter to June . In this letter, Marion reminises about June's wedding. She was commenting on the gifts and the cost of things. She also commented about the wedding picture ready date. Marion mentions of a trip to Houlton. Also, how Phyllis was already missing her. Marion had already made strawberry jam and peas were ready for eating. She mentions they went to Patmus Island for the fourth of July. Margaret and Eleanor went also.9
     On 1 July 1942 Phyllis interesting note to June, along with Phyllis' letter. Marion also includes a letter with Phyllis'. Marion tells June a Parcel Post package has been sent. Daddy (Clifford) had to work late doing inventories. Also, her ironer was acting up. Making a noise like a mowing machine. Phyllis has now moved into her (June's) room.9

     Marion sent a letter to June on 7 July 1942. Marion was, at the time, in Caribou writing letters. She tells June, Phyllis had gone with Daddy, she didn't want to stay with Mom. Thinking it would be boring. Marion discusses the hotels in the area. Seems many places are filled either with business men and wives or military men preparing to go overseas. Marion talks about her garden and hopes June's garden is doing well too. Seems, it being summer and the temperature is hot, everyone looks forward to sleeping in the basement. Phyllis seems upset about her weight being 122lbs. So, she has gone on a hunger strike.9

     On 2 September 1942 Marion sent a letter to June . The letter was "hinting" by reading between the lines, June is expecting a baby very soon. (Dianne). Clifford and Marion had made a trip to Pembroke. From there they were off to have lunch at Guard Point. Marion comments about the temperature being hot, and they enjoyed lunch and drinking some cold water from the well at 1:15 PM. As known for changing weather, Clifford and Marion were resting by the spruce grove after lunch, being glad they had a blanket. It is obvious a war is going on. Marion mentions to June to think about buying an oil burning stove for the living room and suggests having another tank for storage. Evidently, Clifford and Marion must be heating with oil. They are "toying" with the idea of maybe having to buy wood. The possibility of getting less oil would be the rationing. It could be cold if they only have one means of heating. A "believe it or not", Marion mentions of picking as many as three quarts of tiny cranberries at Guard Point. Mostly in front of camp. (Many things were rationed, sugar, gas, and even clothing.) A wool skirt she bought for Phyllis cost $7.98.
In preparation for June's stay in the hospital, Marion suggests she take some plain post cards and some paper and envelopes with her (so she can write a little), all stamped. Marion was asking, hoping Cleon would send a wire with the first news.9


     On 6 October 1942 Marion sent a letter to June . This letter became the excitement of the day. The time was 9:30 (PM), and Cleon had just called with the news of Dianne's birth. Marion called Mrs. Smith (Alice (Cross) Smith) and her words were "Well, I must write to Elizabeth".
Marion comments of Hadley (Burrill) being home from the military. Phyllis had seen him and says he looked grand (in his uniform). At the same time, Eleanor (Burrill) was getting ready to depart overseas. She had some inoculations yet to be done.9


     On 7 March 1945 Marion sent a letter to June . In this letter, Marion mentions to June of a "King's Daughter's" luncheon. Although she says she isn't feeling well, getting out and away from herself should be good for her.
She comments of a card she got from Evelyn. A case of diphtheria was on the Island (Campobello). Louise (Evelyn's daughter) had her inoculation against it. She had been working on Phyllis' green suit. However, Marion indicates "maybe" she shouldn't have undertaken it. Never anymore suits for her.9


     On 5 August 1956 Marion sent a letter to June . This letter shows the excitement of the time. Clifford and Marion had just returned from Guard Point. You can feel the excitement. The garage is practically all done. All it needs is a few more shingles on the back side, hanging the small door on the side and painting and trimming the second coat. Lester (Les) had made the slab, steps for the side door and the apron where you drive in. They had planned to head back on Tuesday with shingles. They planned to stay till the front piazza was fixed. Clifford took a boat and outboard motor of Mr. Whitney's down for Les and they enjoyed it nights after supper. Phyllis had made a blueberry pie. Everyday was fair, not a bit of fog.9

     Marion Elizabeth Davis died at age 66, on 27 September 1956, at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.14 She was buried in Mt. Hope (Bangor) Cemetery at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.15

Marion Elizabeth Davis left a will on 22 January 1948 at Brewer, Penobscot, Maine, The original "Will" reads, in part,
"After payment of my just debts, funeral charges and expenses of administration, I dispose of my estate as follows: FIRST. I give to my son Dean C. Burrill, the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00). SECOND. I give to my daughter June Elizabeth Burrill the sum of five hundred dollars $500.00 and a diamond ring. THIRD, I give to my daughter, Phyllis Marion Burrill, five hundred dollars ($500.00) and a diamond ring. FORTH. I give and devise to my husband Clifford L. Burrill all my interest in the real estate jointly owned by us, situate at Number 22 School Street in said Brewer to have and to hold to him and his heirs and assigns forever. FIFTH. I give, bequeath and devise to my said husband, Clifford L. Burrill all the rest, reesidue and remainder of my estate, real, personal and mixed, wherever situated and however and whenever acquired, to have and to hold to him and his heirs and assigns forever. The foregoing provisions in favor of my said husband to be in full for all his right of dower, right by descent, right to claim an allowance, right to a distributive share, and all other rights under the laws of Maine in and to all my estate, real, personal and mixed. SIXTH. I hereby nominate my said husband, Clifford L. Burrill, Executor of this my last Will and Testament and request that he shall not be required any bond in that capacity. In Testimony Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal, and declare this my last Will and Testament, this twenty-second day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight. Marion Elizabeth Burrill.16

Census

     Marion Elizabeth Davis appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Wellington, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of her grand parents Edward Davis and Abigal and with her parents.17

     Marion Elizabeth Davis appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Wellington, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of her parents Alfonso and Jennie. She is listed on line 3.18

     Marion and Clifford appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine, enumerated 30 January 1920. Clifford's occupation was a retail merchant in a grocery store. He owned his home indentified as a farm. Their children, Dean Clifford and June Elizabeth were listed as living with them.19

     Marion and Clifford appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Brewer, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 8 April 1930. It showed they owned a home valued at $6000.00 and, the fact they had a radio in the house. Clifford's line of work was listed as a manager of a grain company. Their children, Dean Clifford, June Elizabeth and Phyllis Marion were listed as living with them.20

     Marion and Clifford appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Brewer, Penobscot, Maine, at 22 School Street, enumerated 9 April 1940. Clifford owned his home, valued at $6000.00. He completed 4 years high school. He was working as a salesman for a grain company. For the past year, he worked fifty-two weeks with a $3348.00 earning. Their children, Phyllis Marion were listed as living with them. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012. A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.21

     Marion's obituary read as follows: as printed in the Bangor Daily News: [HMTL:]

The death of Mrs. Marion E. Burrill occurred Thursday morning at a local hospital after a brief illness.
She was born in Harmony in 1890, the daughter of Alfonso and Jennie (Smith) Davis and spent her early years there. She was graduated from Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, in 1909, and taught school until her marriage to Clifford L. Burrill of Dedham. In 1920, they came to Brewer to make their home, residing at 22 School Street.
A member of the First Congregational Church, she was very active in the King's Daughters Circle of the church, the Parish Circle, the Homemaker's group and the Missionary group. She was also a member of the Women's M. P. M. Literary Club.
Surviving besides her husband, are a son, Dean C. of Ottawa, Ontario; two daughters, Mrs. Cleon M. Smith of Dover Foxcroft and Mrs. Lester F. Whitney of Brattleboro, Vt., and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the First Congregational Church, Brewer, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Friends may call at the Clark-Mitchell Funeral Home, 55 South Main Street, Brewer, this afternoon between 2 and 4 o'clock and this evening between 7 and 9 o'clock.22
Last Edited=5 Jan 2016

Children of Marion Elizabeth Davis and Clifford Loring Burrill

Citations

  1. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 ," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HJY-8QF : accessed 28 Jan 2014), Jennie L Smith in entry for Marion Elizabeth Davis, 1890; GS Film Number: 001002328.
  2. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Wellington, Maine, Sheet 3.
  3. [S46] Wellington Records: The Seventy-ninth Annual Report of the Municipal Officers of the Town of Wellington, Page 4.
  4. [S57] Family Photographs Photographs, Ellen Smith Thomas Collection, This picture is a copy from an original collection of June (Burrill) Smith.
  5. [S46] Wellington Records: The eighty second Annual Report of the Municipal Officers of the Town of Wellington, Page 22.
  6. [S46] Wellington Records: Viewed original book entry.
  7. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Davis Marion E.; Bride Town/State: Wellington, ME
    Groom Name: Burrill Clifford L.; Groom Town/State: Dedham, ME
    Date of Marriage: Tuesday August 22, 1911.
  8. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  9. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This is from a collection from June., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  10. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This is from a collection from June., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  11. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Some information taken from http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/ Titanic web site.
  12. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", dated 16 March 1916, page 6, Bangor, Maine.
  13. [S92] Penobscot Land Deeds: This information was from the Registrar of Deeds, Bangor, Maine.
  14. [S99] Mt. Hope Cemetery Web Site, online http://www.mthopebgr.com/, Plot Details for Burrill, Marion E. Name: Burrill, Marion E. Died: 9/27/1956 Died In: Bangor, ME Age (years): 66 Buried In: MT Hope Cemetery Lot Number: 285ED Tomb? No Burial Date: 9/29/1956 Funeral Director: C-M Cremation? No Armed Forces? No.
  15. [S278] Marion (Davis) Burrill tombstone, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 26 May 2006.
  16. [S91] Probate Records , This copy of the Will was obtaioned at the Penobscot County Court House, Bangor, Maine. In addition, the original was viewed, and a copy made.
  17. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Wellington, Maine, Sheet 3 A, lines 14 thru 19.
  18. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Wellington, Maine, Sheet 4 A, line 1 thru 3.
  19. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 7 B, line 62 thru 65.
  20. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine Ward 4, sheet 6 B, line 69 thru 72.
  21. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine, Sheet 9 B, line 64 thru 66.
  22. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Taken from the Bangor Daily News dated 28 September 1956.
  23. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information is from a copy of Dedham Town Records, Record of Births., This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  24. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 7B, line 65.
  25. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine Ward 4, sheet 6 B, line 49.

Odell Lovejoy1,2

M, b. 13 December 1809, d. 1860
Relationships
3rd great-grandfather of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
3rd great-grandfather of Ellen June Smith
     Odell Lovejoy, son of Hezekiah Lovejoy and Hannah Atkins, was born on 13 December 1809 at Levant, Penobscot, Maine.3,2

     Odell, married Rosilla P. Pillsbury in 1830.4,2

     Odell Lovejoy died in 1860.5

Census

     On 17 July 1850, Odell Lovejoy was living at Levant, Penobscot, Maine. The official date for this census was June 1, 1850. Also enumerated in the household was Rosilla P. Pillsbury. Odell was a farmer with a real estate value of $500.00.6
Last Edited=15 Jun 2014

Children of Odell Lovejoy and Rosilla P. Pillsbury

Citations

  1. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Levant, Maine, Sheet 195, line 15.
  2. [S187] Clarence Earle Lovejoy, Lovejoy Genealogy with Giographies and history, Page 219.
  3. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4SX-BJZ : accessed 30 July 2012), Odell Lovejoy, 1809.
  4. [S19] Various Individual Inputs, "Searched Families", Ancestral File, Abbrev: History of Peru, ME
    Title: History of the Town of Peru, Oxford, Maine - 1789 to 1911
    Author: Hollis Turner (1912)
    Page: Page 200.
  5. [S2] Ancestry.Com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Ancestry.com. One World Tree (sm) [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc. This information needs further research.
  6. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Levant, Maine, Marked 195, line 15 thru 23.
  7. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Levant, Maine, line 15.
  8. [S187] Clarence Earle Lovejoy, Lovejoy Genealogy with Giographies and history, Page 219.
  9. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Levant, Maine, Sheet 195, line 19.
  10. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Levant, Maine, Sheet 195, line 20.
  11. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Levant, Maine, Sheet 195, line 21.
  12. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Levant, Maine, Sheet 195, line 22.

Hadley Proctor Burrill1

M, b. 16 May 1855, d. 26 April 1914
Relationships
Great-grandfather of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Great-grandfather of Ellen June Smith
Hadley Proctor Burrill
     Hadley Proctor Burrill, son of Asa Coombs Burrill and Nancy Emily Blaisdell, was born on 16 May 1855 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.1

     Hadley, at age 24, married Ella F. Lovejoy at age 26, daughter of Asa G. Lovejoy and Mary F. Hackett, on 22 March 1880 at Maine.2,3

     Hadley Proctor Burrill and Ella F. Lovejoy lived circa 1890 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine, This is a picture of their home. It was located on the Upper Dedham Road. At about 1933 a tragic fire took it away. As the "compiler", I'm not too sure when they first started living in this home.4

     H. P. Burrill and Jessie T. Black were co-owners of a wood saw mill. At this time they had to shutdown the mill for lack of stock. They had purchased a lot and soon would be back operating the mill on 9 December 1892.5

     Hadley and Ella were celebrating their fifteen year of marriage as reported by the Daily Kennebec Journal, on 22 March 1895
About 70 friends and relatives assembled at their home and passed the evening pleasantly with social conversation, singing, instrumental music and games. A collation of cake, coffee and fruit was served. The guests left at a late hour, leaving as proofs of their regard some fine presents including an oak library desk, crystal berry set, silver berry spoon, water set, cake basket and many other gifts.6


     Hadley was holding several positions while in Dedham. He was listed as "Postmaster", Selectman, Town Clerk, Justice, Merchant and held a lumber business with J. T. Black for a while. circa 1896 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.7

     On 13 November 1898 It seems Hadley P. Burrill wanted people to know that he was there in the Dedham Congregational Church. So, to leave "his mark" he signed his name inside the closet. It has not been painted over since. Yet, the rest of the walls in the closet are painted.8

     Hadley and Ernest were attending a meeting about "Farm Fertility". The meeting was then ajourned for dinner. Later, Secretary B. W. McKeen read a very interesting and instructive paper, "Improved Farm Methods" at the evening. The milk tester was run both day and evening, and the several tests showed that the citizens of Dedham own some very nice cows. H. P. Burrill's two cows led the test with 6.0 percent and 6.6 percent. E. W. Burrill's sample of milk from his herd rising of 5 percent. on 30 December 1899.9

     Hadley and Ella were in this photograph, with Clifford Loring Burrill, Marcia Ella Burrill, Leslie Frank Burrill, Harold Simeon Burrill and Guy Hadley Burrill, which was taken circa 1905.10

     Hadley Proctor Burrillwas area Sunday, April 30th 1911, which began as any other spring day in the Queen City (Bangor). Families went to church and a slight wind that is common at this time of year ebbed and flowed throughout the day. But at about 4 p.m. the alarm sounded after a fire was spotted in a hay shed owned by J. Frank Green at 176 Broad St., on the west bank of the Kenduskeag Stream. The fire spread quickly from building to building -- most of which were made of wood, providing more than enough fuel for a conflagration. Embers from the hay shed set ablaze the coal sheds at Bacon & Robinson. As embers multiplied, a strong wind carried them over the Kenduskeag Stream and onto other buildings.Unquestionably the worst disaster to strike the Queen City, the Great Fire of 1911 reshaped the city's landscape, burning 55 acres, destroying 267 buildings, damaging 100 more and causing $3,188,081.90 in losses and damage. The conflagration left 75 families homeless, most of whom had lived from Harlow Street to Center Street to lower French Street. It destroyed more than 100 businesses during a nine-hour span.

     Hadley Proctor Burrill left a will on 26 March 1914 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine, Hadley had left to each of his children (Harold, Leslie, Clifford and Marcia) five hundred dollars each. He left all other property, real and personal to Ella. He had also appointed Ella as his exectrix. His total estate was valued at $14207.00.11

     Hadley Proctor Burrill died at age 58, on 26 April 1914, at Dedham, Hancock, Maine, Hadley's cause of death was listed as "acute intestinal nephritis". (Nephritis means inflammation of the kidneys whilst nephroses are non-inflammatory diseases of the kidney. When nephritis involves the glomeruli it is called glomerulonephritis and when it affects the tubules and other structures it is called tubulointerstitial nephritis or more commonly interstitial nephritis). He was layed to rest in Brookside Cemetery, Dedham, Maine. Reporting of death physician, Leonard H. Ford, MD., East Eddington, Maine.12,13 He was buried in Brookside (aka Button Hill) Cemetery at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.14

Census

     Hadley Proctor Burrill appeared on the 1860 Federal Census in the household of his parents, Asa and Nancy of Dedham, Hancock, Maine.15

     Hadley Proctor Burrill appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine, in the household of his parents Asa and Nancy. Hadley worked on the farm at this time..16

     Hadley Proctor Burrill appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine in the household of his parents, Asa Coombs Burrill and Nancy. Hadley was working as a school teacher.17

     Hadley and Ella appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine, enumerated 21 June 1900. He listed his occupation as a merchant. They also had a Sarah White, servant, living with them. Their children, Guy Hadley, Leslie Frank, Harold Simeon, Clifford Loring and Marcia Ella were listed as living with them. A Sarah White, listed in the household, was working as a servant for the Burrill's.18

     Hadley's obituary read as follows: as printed in the Bangor Daily News:
Hadley P. Burrill died at his home in Dedham Sunday, after a brief illness, at the age of 58 years 11 months and ten days. He leaves, besides a widow, three sons and one daughter, Harold S., of this city (Brewer, Maine), Leslie F. and Clifford L. and Marcia E. all of Dedham. He is also survived by his aged mother, Nancy E. Burrill of Dedham; three sisters and one brother, Mrs. F. W. Fogg, Mrs. Lewis M. Blood of East Bucksport, Mrs. J. E. Turner of Brewer and Ernest W. Burrill of Dedham. Mr. Burrill has long been the leading citizen of Dedham; his business interests have been wide and he has always been actively engaged in fraternal and church work. He was born in Dedham and has always there. He was a member of the Congregational church and for the last 25 years has been a deacon of that church. He has always been keenly interested in church choir work; a splendid singer himself, his talent has enabled him to lead in this branch of church service, giving him much pleasure. Mr. Burrill was a charter member of New Century Grange and a member of Orient lodge, N. E. O. P. of Bangor. His early education was received in the town of Dedham and after the completion of the regular school work he entered Bucksport Seminary and graduated from that institution. For ten years he taught school in Dedham and in other towns. About 27 years ago he formed a partnership with Jessie Black and carried on a general grocery business in Dedham. Seven years later he bought out the Black interest and has been sole owner of the store since that time. For many years Mr. Burrill has operated the large mill at Dedham in which are manufactured ladder sides and shingles. His business dealings have won for him the confidence of a large number of associates. He has held every office in the town of Dedham and has been particularly prominent in the capacity of treasurer of the town and town clerk. Mr. Burrill was particulary devoted to his family and was a man of strong Christian character. The funeral services will be held at the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. For the relatives and friends of this city (Brewer) who will attend the funeral, there will be teams provided to meet the train which leaves Bangor at 10:20 o'clock.19
Last Edited=29 Apr 2014

Children of Hadley Proctor Burrill and Ella F. Lovejoy

Citations

  1. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Information is from "Birth and Death Records, Dedham, Maine Reviewed 20 Oct 2005.
  2. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4F4-KYW : accessed 25 Jan 2014), Hadley P. Burrill and Ella F. Lovejoy, 17 Mar 1880; GS Film number: 10835.
  3. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Thie date of marriage is from the Thursday edition of the Bangor Daily News, dated June 3, 1937. (Obit. page).
  4. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, The picture is from a collection between Dianne and Ellen Smith.
  5. [S116] Bangor Whig and Courier, P 3.
  6. [S150] Daily Kennebec Journal, dated 27 March 1895, page 4, listed under State News.
  7. [S109] Unknown agency, Maine Registers, This information is from the "Maine Registers", located in Bangor Public Library.
  8. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, A view of the was accomplished by the compilers.
  9. [S116] Bangor Whig and Courier, Bangor Daily Whig and Courier dated 5 January 1900.
  10. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, The photo is a copy from the Dedham town office.
  11. [S95] Probate Records , This information was obtained from the Hancock County (Maine) court house.
  12. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Information from headstone.
  13. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information was acquired from a copy of the Dedham Records of deaths., This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  14. [S260] Hadley P. Burrill tombstone, Brookside Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 15 Nov 2005.
  15. [S85] 1860 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Page 3, line 26 thru 30.
  16. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Page 11, Line 4 thru 13.
  17. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Page 9, line 1 thru 9.
  18. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 52 thru 59.
  19. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Taken from micorfische of Bangor Daily News.

Dean Clifford Burrill1,2

M, b. 1 April 1913, d. 19 May 1984
Relationships
Uncle of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Uncle of Ellen June Smith
Dean Clifford Burrill, husband of Evelyn M. Burbank
     Dean Clifford Burrill, son of Clifford Loring Burrill and Marion Elizabeth Davis, was born on 1 April 1913 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.3 Dean was graduated listed as Class of 1931. He also was listed in the programme under the title, "Gift to the School". on 17 June 1931.4

     Dean, at age 22, married Evelyn Mae Burbank, daughter of Harley Burbank and Nellie M. (?), on 14 June 1935 at S. W. Francis Methodist Church, St Albans, Vermont.5

     Dean was in Military Service on 24 March 1944.6

     Dean Clifford Burrill received a letter from Clifford on 3 February 1958; he was in Florida. Marion has been gone now for a year and a half.
He comments how it seems lonesome, yet, he doesn't mind it too much with all the people around. He had a nice lunch at a nice eating place, then went to the pier for the P. M. program. (Clifford comments,"It's never the same"). He spent half a day looking at boats. Even though they have some nice boats, he says he still likes the one he has. A comment from Clifford, "Papers say very little snow in Washington county" but, "They can have this in the summer I will take G.P. (Guard Point) but it is a good place to spend the winter".7


     Dean and June were in this photograph, with Phyllis Marion Burrill, which was taken circa 1964 at Guard Point in front of camp. at Guard Point, Harrington, Washington, Maine.

     Dean Clifford Burrill died at age 71, on 19 May 1984, at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.8,9 He was buried in Mt. Hope (Bangor) Cemetery at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.10

Census

     Dean Clifford Burrill appeared on the 1920 Federal Census, enumerated 30 January 1920, in the household of his parents Clifford and Marion of Dedham, Hancock, Maine.11

     Dean Clifford Burrill appeared on the 1930 Federal Census, enumerated 8 April 1930, of Brewer, Penobscot, Maine in the household of his parents, Clifford and Marion. Dean is listed on line 71.12
Last Edited=27 Feb 2014

Child of Dean Clifford Burrill and Evelyn Mae Burbank

Citations

  1. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sheet 7B, line 64.
  2. [S99] Mt. Hope Cemetery Web Site, online http://www.mthopebgr.com/, Their online database shows Dean's middle name.
  3. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information is from a copy of Dedham Town Records, Record of Births., This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  4. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, The information was from a scrapbook created by June (Burrill) Smith holding the "Brewer High School" program, "Class Day Exercises".
  5. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of Record of Marriage.
  6. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Name: Dean C Burrill Birth Year: 1913 Race: White, citizen Nativity State or Country: Maine State: Vermont County or City: Essex Enlistment Date: 24 Mar 1944 Enlistment State: Massachusetts Enlistment City: Fort Devens Branch: No branch assignment Branch Code: No branch assignment Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Fireman, Locomotive Marital Status: Married Height: 00 Weight: 000.
  7. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This is from a collection from June., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  8. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", The Bangor Daily News posted his obituary on 23 May 1984 on page 27.
  9. [S99] Mt. Hope Cemetery Web Site, online http://www.mthopebgr.com/, Plot Details: Name: Burrill, Dean Clifford
    Died: 5/19/1984; Died In: St John, NB, Canada
    Age (years): 71
    Family: Son Clifford Loring & Marion (Davis) Burrill
    Buried In: Mt Hope Cemetery; Lot Number: 285ED
    Tomb? No; Burial Date: 5/21/1984
    Funeral Director: MACDONALD FH
    Cremation? No; Armed Forces? No
    SS Info:
    Name: Dean Burrill; SSN: 008-07-3622
    Last Residence: 04652 Lubec, Washington, Maine, United States of America.
  10. [S278] Dean C. Burrill tombstone, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 26 May 2006.
  11. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 7 B, line 62 thru 65.
  12. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine Ward 4, sheet 6 B, line 69 thru 72.

Phyllis Marion Burrill1

F, b. 12 November 1928
Relationships
Aunt of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Aunt of Ellen June Smith
Phyllis Marion Burrill, wife of Lester F. Whitney
taken (15 Jul 2003)
     Phyllis Marion Burrill, daughter of Clifford Loring Burrill and Marion Elizabeth Davis, was born on 12 November 1928.1

     On 1 July 1942 Phyllis sent a letter to June . Phyllis raves on the amount of strawberries that were put up. Phyllis comments on her "Green Thumb", working with her mother (Marion) in the garden. It was a warm day with a nice breeze.2



     Phyllis Marion Burrill was recognized circa 1947
Phyllis Burril Is Maine Chautauqua Scholarship Girl Miss Phyllis Burrill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Burrill of 22 School street, Brewer, was chosen the Chautauqua Scholarship Girl from Maine at a meeting of the executive board of the Maine Branch of the King's Daughters and Sons held Tuesday evening at the King's Daughter's home. Miss Burrill, who is 18 years of age and an honor student in the senior class at Brewer high school, was among those chosen for the speaking contests in her junior year. She has been employed by the Brewer Public Library in part time work and plans to enter college this fall. Her church activities have included singing in the choir, acting as a superintendent of a junior department, and participating actively in the Pilgrim Fellowship where she has shown leadership abilities. The Chautauqua scholarship, which was presented to the Maine Branch of the King's Daughters and Sons by the Chautauqua chapter, will entitle Miss Burrill to six weeks of study at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N. Y., where she will take a course in Christian leadership and other elective courses for college credit.


See copies of her high school pictures: The Picture Collection May be viewed By Left-Clicking on This Link.3

     On 8 March 1948 Phyllis sent a letter to June . Her letter reflects the University of Maine "Black Bears" logo. She starts out by saying she is sitting in the M. C. A. (Maine Center for the Arts). She had just finished supper and sorority begins soon at Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.2

     Phyllis Marion Burrill and Lester Frank Whitney were engaged on 9 May 1950.4

     Phyllis, at age 21, married Lester Frank Whitney at age 22, son of Capt. Walter L. Whitney and Orasie LaPointe, on 29 July 1950.4

     Phyllis Marion Burrill received a letter from Clifford on 3 February 1958; he was in Florida. Marion has been gone now for a year and a half.
He comments how it seems lonesome, yet, he doesn't mind it too much with all the people around. He had a nice lunch at a nice eating place, then went to the pier for the P. M. program. (Clifford comments,"It's never the same"). He spent half a day looking at boats. Even though they have some nice boats, he says he still likes the one he has. A comment from Clifford, "Papers say very little snow in Washington county" but, "They can have this in the summer I will take G.P. (Guard Point) but it is a good place to spend the winter".2

     Phyllis Marion Burrill is in this photograph with June and Dean, which was taken circa 1964 at Guard Point in front of camp. at Guard Point, Harrington, Washington, Maine.

     Phyllis and Lester were in this photograph, with Marcia Louise Whitney, Dean Walter Whitney, Scott Burrill Whitney, John Lloyd Whitney, Steven Whitney, David Whitney and Mark Lester Whitney, which was taken 1979.5,6

     Phyllis and Lester were and are world travellers. This is a picture of them taken by Steve. They were in Barbados. in January 1990.7

See pictures: The Picture Collection May be viewed By Left-Clicking on This Link.

Census

     Phyllis Marion Burrill appeared on the 1930 Federal Census, enumerated 8 April 1930, in the household of her parents Clifford and Marion of Brewer, Penobscot, Maine, Phyllis is listed on line 73.8

     Phyllis Marion Burrill appeared on the 1940 Federal Census, enumerated 9 April 1940, of Brewer, Penobscot, Maine in the household of her parents, Clifford and Marion.9
Last Edited=21 Jan 2017

Children of Phyllis Marion Burrill and Lester Frank Whitney

Citations

  1. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine Ward 4, sheet 6 B, line 49.
  2. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This is from a collection from June., This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  3. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, The information was from a scrapbook created by June (Burrill) Smith holding the newspaper clipping. The clipping was of the announcement for Phyllis' award.
  4. [S96] Alice (Cross) Smith, Scrapbook, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by Alice Mabel (Cross) Smith.
  5. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This is a photograph from the Cleon and June Smith collection.
  6. [S194] Les & Phyllis Whitney, "E-Mail from Les & Phyllis Whitney," e-mail to Compiler (J. Van Dyke), dated 17 Sep 2007.
  7. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, This is a picture from the June (Burrill) Smith collection.
  8. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine Ward 4, sheet 6 B, line 69 thru 72.
  9. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine, Sheet 9 B, line 64 thru 66.

Edith Marion Pinkham1,2

F, b. 20 November 1895, d. 30 April 1980
Edith Pinkham, Second wife of Clifford Burrill
     Edith Marion Pinkham, daughter of Herbert Leslie Pinkham and Lucia Amina Worthing, was born on 20 November 1895 at Maine.1,2

     With the passing of Marion in 1956, Edith, at age 62, married Clifford Loring Burrill 69, son of Hadley Proctor Burrill and Ella F. Lovejoy, on 7 June 1958.3,1

     Edith Marion Pinkham died at age 84, on 30 April 1980, at Waterville, Kennebec, Maine.4,5,6 She was buried in Mt. Hope (Bangor) Cemetery at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.7

Census

     Edith Marion Pinkham appeared on the 1900 Federal Census in Palermo, Waldo, Maine in the household of her parents, Herbert and Lucia.8

     Edith Marion Pinkham appeared on the 1910 Federal Census in Palermo, Waldo, Maine in the household of her parents, Herbert and Lucia.9

     Edith Marion Pinkham appeared on the 1920 Federal Census, enumerated 9 January 1920, in the household of her parents Herbert and Lucia of Palermo, Waldo, Maine. She was a teacher in a grammer school.10

     Edith appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, enumerated 11 April 1930. She was listed as a lodger at 26 Winthrop Street. Edith was working in a private home as a nurse.2

     Edith appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, enumerated 24 April 1940. Edith was listed as a boarder in the Caroline Badger residence. She had completed four years high school and working as a private duty nurse.. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012. A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.11
Last Edited=27 Feb 2014

Family: Edith Marion Pinkham and Clifford Loring Burrill

Citations

  1. [S67] Kay Jackson, China Maine Families, This information is from a "booklet" China Maine Families" by Kay Jackson. The booklet was found in Taconnett Falls Library, Winslow, Maine.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Augusta, Maine, Sheet 11 B, line 58.
  3. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 2461
    Bride Name: Pinkham Edith M.
    Groom Name: Burrill Clifford L.
    Date of Marriage: Saturday June 7, 1958.
  4. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Infromation from Mt. Hope records and headstone Name: Edith Burrill
    SSN: 006-01-7028 Last Residence: 04926 China, Kennebec, Maine, United States of America Born: 20 Nov 1895 Last Benefit: 04937 Fairfield, Somerset, Maine, United States of America Died: Apr 1980.
  5. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 8004058 Last Name: Burrill; First Name: Edith; Middle Name: M Date of Death: Wednesday, April 30, 1980 Town of Death: Waterville; Age at Death: 84 Years.
  6. [S7] Social Security Death Index, , Burrill, Edith 20 Nov 1895 Apr 1980 84 04926 (China, Kennebec, ME) 04937 (Fairfield, Somerset, ME) Maine 006-01-7028.
  7. [S278] Edith M. (Pinkham) Burrill tombstone, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 26 May 2006.
  8. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Palermo, Maine, Sheet 2A, line 13 thru 17.
  9. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Palermo, Maine, Sheet 21 B, line 81 thru 84.
  10. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Palermo, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 74 thru 76.
  11. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Winthrop, Maine, Sheet 9 B, line 58.

Nancy Emily Blaisdell1,2

F, b. 6 December 1829, d. 28 March 1915
Relationships
2nd great-grandmother of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
2nd great-grandmother of Ellen June Smith
Nancy Emily Blaisdell, Wife of Asa C Burrill
     Nancy Emily Blaisdell, daughter of Daniel Dudley Blaisdell and Eunice Wasson Condon, was born on 6 December 1829 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.3,2

     Nancy, at age 19, married Asa Coombs Burrill at age 30, son of Asa Burrill and Priscilla Washburn, on 28 October 1849 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine, by Rev. Joab Harriman.4

     Nancy was suffering for several days from a result of falling while going down a flight of stairs and dislocated her shoulder. Last accounts indicated she was getting along well on 30 December 1893.5

     Nancy Emily Blaisdell died at age 85, on 28 March 1915, at Dedham, Hancock, Maine. Nancy died from chronic endocarditis. (Endocarditis is an inflammation of the inner layer of the heart, the endocardium. The most common structures involved are the heart valves). Reporting of death was physician Howard L. Jackson MD., East Eddington, Maine.6,7,8 She was buried in Union Cemetery at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.9

Census

     Nancy Emily Blaisdell is probably the female under age 10 to 14 listed in the household of her father, Daniel Dudley Blaisdell, in the 1840 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine.10

     Nancy Emily Blaisdell appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine, in the household of the in-laws Asa Burrill and Priscilla Washburn. Her name can be seen on line 19.11

     Nancy and Asa appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine, enumerated 18 June 1860.. Asa was a farmer with a real estate value of $1500.00 and personal property of $280.00. Their children, Hadley Proctor, Emma Lucinda and Marcia Sophia were listed as living with them.12

     Nancy and Asa appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine, enumerated 7 June 1870, Asa's real estate was valued at $836.00 and his personal property at $450.00. He listed himself as a farmer. Their children Emma Lucinda, Hadley Proctor, Marcia Sophia, Nellie Cora, Hattie Ella, Walter Eugene, Ernest Washington and Asa Burdette were listed as living with them.13

     Nancy and Asa appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine, enumerated 14 June 1880, Asa listed his occupation as a farmer. Their children, Emma Lucinda, Hadley Proctor, Nellie Cora, Walter Eugene, Ernest Washington and Asa Burdette were listed as living with them. Ella F. Lovejoy, recently married to Hadley was also living with the family.14

     On the 1900 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine Nancy Emily Blaisdell is listed in the household of her son Ernest. Possibly, with the loss of Nancy's husband (Asa C), and given Nancy's age, it had to be a good idea She is listed on line 5.15

     Nancy's obituary read as follows: as printed in Bangor Daily News indicated she died at the home of her son, Ernest, in Dedham.

The death of Mrs. Nancy E., widow of Asa C. Burrill, occurred on Sunday at the home of her son, Ernest Burrill in Dedham, at the age of 85 years. She was one of the most prominent families of the town active in social and church affairs and beloved by all who knew her. She was one of the oldest members of the Dedham church. Besides her son she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Frank W. Fogg, of Dedham, Mrs. Louis Blood of East Bucksport, and Mrs. J. E. Turner of Brewer. The time of the funeral will be announced.16
Last Edited=3 Apr 2014

Children of Nancy Emily Blaisdell and Asa Coombs Burrill

Citations

  1. [S178] Al Nute, "E-Mail from Al Nute - Nancy Blaisdell," e-mail to compiler, An E-Mail from a Blaisdell Family person provided Nancy's "rest of the story" information.
  2. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Information is from "Birth and Death Records, Dedham, Maine Reviewed 20 Oct 2005.
  3. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information is from Record of Marriages for Ernest W. Burrill., This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  4. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4F4-K9X : accessed 25 Jan 2014), Asa C. Burrill and Nancy E. Blaisdell, 28 Oct 1849; GS Film number: 10835.
  5. [S116] Bangor Whig and Courier, Page 4.
  6. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Information from cemetery headstone.
  7. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information was acquired from a copy of the Dedham Records of deaths. Oddly enough, her headstone reflects she died on 28 March 1915 and the Dedham Town Death Records show 27 March 1915., This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  8. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of Record of Death.
  9. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 27196660.
  10. [S88] 1840 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Line 1.
  11. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Marked 835, line 16 thru 24.
  12. [S85] 1860 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Page 3, line 26 thru 30.
  13. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Page 11, Line 4 thru 13.
  14. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Page 9, line 1 thru 9.
  15. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 1 A, Lines 3 thru 5.
  16. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Article copied from microfilm of Bangor Daily News dated 29 Mar 1915.
  17. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Union Cemetery, Dedham, Maine.
  18. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 11, Line 9.
  19. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 11, Line 11.
  20. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 11, Line 12.
  21. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, This information comes for the book "Birth and Death Records Dedham, Maine".

Asa Coombs Burrill1

M, b. 15 April 1819, d. 13 January 1900
Relationships
2nd great-grandfather of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
2nd great-grandfather of Ellen June Smith
Asa Coombs Burrill, husband of 1st Almira Littlefield, 2nd Nancy E. Blaisdell
     Asa Coombs Burrill, son of Asa Burrill and Priscilla Washburn, was born on 15 April 1819 at China, Kennebec, Maine.2,3

     Asa, at age 28, married Almira Littlefield at age 18 on 20 May 1847 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine, They were married by Rev. Joab Harriman. The Almira Littlefield marriage in Grandma Burrill's writing, indicates Almira died, she added: "Aged 19 years, 11 months, 3 days."4

     Asa, at age 30, married Nancy Emily Blaisdell at age 19, daughter of Daniel Dudley Blaisdell and Eunice Wasson Condon, on 28 October 1849 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine, by Rev. Joab Harriman.5

     Asa was in receipt of a check / receipt of one dollar and twenty cents for breaking snow in the winter. Obviously, snow removal was a "must" and Asa was the one to do it., on 15 March 1851 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.6

     Asa Coombs Burrill registered for Civil War military service on 1 July 1863, at Dedham, Hancock, Maine. Asa was working as a farmer.7

     Nellie, Asa's daughter, was visiting her very sick father. It is just before the death of Asa C. Burrill. on 12 January 1900 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.8

     Asa Coombs Burrill died at age 80, on 13 January 1900, at Dedham, Hancock, Maine. His cause of death was cancer of his bladder.9,10,11 He was buried in Union Cemetery at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.12 It appears he did not leave a Will. Asa left his wife Emily, and seven children. This paperwork wasn't started till 01 April 1902. At the time, Walter E. Burrill was listed, yet his address was listed as unknown. A bond of $100.00 was required to be posted.13

Census

     Asa Coombs Burrill appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine, in the household of his parents Asa Burrill and Priscilla Washburn. At this time, it appears, after marrying Nancy they were living with Asa'a parents. Asa's name can be seen on line 18.14

     Asa and Nancy appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine, enumerated 18 June 1860.. Asa was a farmer with a real estate value of $1500.00 and personal property of $280.00. Their children, Hadley Proctor, Emma Lucinda and Marcia Sophia were listed as living with them.15

     Asa and Nancy appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine, enumerated 7 June 1870, Asa's real estate was valued at $836.00 and his personal property at $450.00. He listed himself as a farmer. Their children Emma Lucinda, Hadley Proctor, Marcia Sophia, Nellie Cora, Hattie Ella, Walter Eugene, Ernest Washington and Asa Burdette were listed as living with them.16

     Asa and Nancy appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Dedham, Hancock, Maine, enumerated 14 June 1880, Asa listed his occupation as a farmer. Their children, Emma Lucinda, Hadley Proctor, Nellie Cora, Walter Eugene, Ernest Washington and Asa Burdette were listed as living with them. Ella F. Lovejoy, recently married to Hadley was also living with the family.17
Last Edited=15 Sep 2015

Family: Asa Coombs Burrill and Almira Littlefield

Children of Asa Coombs Burrill and Nancy Emily Blaisdell

Citations

  1. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Line 16.
  2. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, This information comes for the book "Birth and Death Records Dedham, Maine".
  3. [S127] NEHGS, online http://www.newenglandancestors.org/, This information derived from inscriptions on headstones Union Cemetery, Dedham Maine. They were copied in 1924 by Myna E.Sullivan.
  4. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4F4-KMZ : accessed 25 Jan 2014), Asa C. Burrill and Almira Littlefield, 20 May 1847; GS Film number: 10835.
  5. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4F4-K9X : accessed 25 Jan 2014), Asa C. Burrill and Nancy E. Blaisdell, 28 Oct 1849; GS Film number: 10835.
  6. [S34] Ruth Burrell - Brown, The Burrell / Burrill Genealogy, This information came from the "Burrill Book" kept in the Dedham Town Office/Historical Society.
  7. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, This is a collection of lists of Civil War Draft Registrations. There were four drafts between 1863 and 1865, which included 3.175 million records. Historically, the 1863 draft was one of the most tenuous moments in the Union outside of the battles fought on Northern soil. Most of the concern was due to the draft riots that took place in New York in 1863.

    These records include 631 volumes of registries and are basically lists of individuals who registered for the draft. The records are split into two different classes, Class I are those aged 20-35 as well as those 36-45 and unmarried. Class II is everyone else that registered.

    The registry contains information including:•Class•Congressional district•County•State•Residence•Name•Age on July 1, 1863•Race•Profession•Married status•Birthplace•Former military service•Remarks
    The actual draft registration records are available in NARA regional archives and sometimes contain more information than the consolidated lists.
  8. [S116] Bangor Whig and Courier, Information is from Whig and Courier dated 12 Jan 1900, page 8.
  9. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Information from cemetery headstone, located in Union Cemetery, Dedham, maine.
  10. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Information is from "Birth and Death Records, Dedham, Maine Reviewed 20 Oct 2005.
  11. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of Record of Death.
  12. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 27196659.
  13. [S95] Probate Records , This information was obtained from the Hancock County (Maine) court house.
  14. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Marked 835, line 16 thru 24.
  15. [S85] 1860 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Page 3, line 26 thru 30.
  16. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Page 11, Line 4 thru 13.
  17. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Page 9, line 1 thru 9.
  18. [S85] 1860 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 3.
  19. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Union Cemetery, Dedham, Maine.
  20. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 11, Line 9.
  21. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 11, Line 11.
  22. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 11, Line 12.
  23. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 11, Line 13.

Howard Asa Burrill1

M, b. 3 January 1881, d. 5 July 1895
Relationships
Granduncle of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Granduncle of Ellen June Smith
Howard Asa Burrill, son of Hadley and Ella Burrill
     Howard Asa Burrill, son of Hadley Proctor Burrill and Ella F. Lovejoy, was born on 3 January 1881 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.1

     Howard Asa Burrill died at age 14, on 5 July 1895, at Dedham, Hancock, Maine. Howard died of "diabetes."2,1,3 He was buried in Brookside (aka Button Hill) Cemetery at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.4
Last Edited=27 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Information is from "Birth and Death Records, Dedham, Maine Reviewed 20 Oct 2005.
  2. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information is from a copy of Dedham Town Records, Record of Deaths., This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  3. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of Record of Death.
  4. [S260] Howard A. Burrill tombstone, Brookside Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 06 Sep 2005.

Guy Hadley Burrill1

M, b. 25 March 1882, d. 18 June 1910
Relationships
Granduncle of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Granduncle of Ellen June Smith
Guy Hadley Burrill, son of Hadley and Ella Burrill
     Guy Hadley Burrill, son of Hadley Proctor Burrill and Ella F. Lovejoy, was born on 25 March 1882 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.1

     Guy Hadley Burrill is in this photograph with Hadley and Ella and Clifford Loring Burrill, Marcia Ella Burrill, Leslie Frank Burrill and Harold Simeon Burrill, which was taken circa 1905.2

     Guy Hadley Burrill was located on 6 September 1906. Ella, (his mother), wrote the following on the back of a postcard. "Dear Guy - I guess I would write this week as papa will - so will send you a picture of the front of the house & Lassie with her legs cut off. Leslie's address is Pittsfield - Box 390 You and Had better write to him Love from Mamma.3

     On 16 September 1909, Guy sent a letter to Clifford . In this letter, Guy is telling "Kip" of his time at the sanatorium. He reminds "Kip" to stay well and do what he can to keep healthy. He wishes he could, just once, wrestle with Kip. And, closes wishing Kip a "Happy 21st Birthday".4

     Guy Hadley Burrill died at age 28, on 18 June 1910, at Dedham, Hancock, Maine. Guy's cause of death was listed as "tuberculosis."5,6 He was buried in Brookside (aka Button Hill) Cemetery at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.7

Census

     Guy Hadley Burrill appeared on the 1900 Federal Census in Dedham, Hancock, Maine in the household of his parents, Hadley and Ella.8 Guy's obituary was written extremely well. Although his life was short, he had much on his side. A copy of the obituary was obtained from a "Burrill" book located in the Dedham Town Office (Historical Society). It reads, in part, as follows:
The funeral of Guy H. Burrill who died at 5:45 PM Saturday, June 18, was held at the Congregational church, Tuesday afternoon with a very large attendance. Rev. Warrent Morse of Brewer spoke very impressively, assisted by Rev. F. R. Champlin of Holden and Rev. H. A. Freeman of Brewer. There was no singing. The many floral tributes, among them being a beautiful designed of mixed flowers with "brother". Arrangements were in charge of J. E. Huggard. The bearers were three brothers, Harold S., Leslie F. and Clifford L. Burrill and cousin Walter B. Fogg. The burial was in the family lot in Parker cemetery (*). Mr. Burrill was the second son of Hadley P. and Ella (Lovejoy) Burrill and leaves besides his parents and three brothers already named, one sister, Marcia E. Burrill of Dedham and Mrs. Hattie Lovejoy of Old Town, and many other relatives, who deeply morn his loss. Two brothers, Howard A. the oldest died fifteen years ago and Earl P. the youngest sixteen years ago. Mr. Burrill had been ill a year with tuberculosis and last September went to the Mebron Sanitorium hoping to be benefitted by the treatment there, but after ten weeks returned home where everything possible has been done for his help and comfort. During his long and trying illness he was ever brave and patient, thoughtful for others and fully appreciated the care and attention bestowed upon him by devoted parents and loving friends. He received his education in the public schools of Dedham and at the Eastern State Normal school where he graduated in 1903. He taught school for a time and in 1907 entered the University of Maine for a course of study in special work. He was employed for the summer months, five years in succession, by the firm of W. O. and J. L. Fogg, market gardeners at Hull's Cove, where he was held in high esteem. He was very ambitious and enterprising, succeeding in whatever he undertook. Mr. Burrill was a young man of excellent character, being an active member of the Dedham Congregational church and the Christian Endeavor society where he will be greatly missed. He was also a member of the local grange. Interested in town affairs, he had served as selectman and on the school board and his death means a distinct loss to the community where he had always lived. Although it was to give up life and all that was near and dear to him, he was reconciled to God's will and with a "good bye everybody" up his lips, passed away with unwavering trust in Him who had been his strength and support and faith that he would meet the loved ones gone before. To the sorrowing family who have lost a loving and dutiful son and brother, and to her who was to have shared his home and life-work and by her courage and cheerfulness has tried to make his last days brighter, is extended the heartfelt sympathy of many friends.9
Last Edited=27 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Information is from "Birth and Death Records, Dedham, Maine Reviewed 20 Oct 2005.
  2. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, The photo is a copy from the Dedham town office.
  3. [S213] Letter, Ella (Lovejoy) Burrill to Guy Burrill, 6 Sep 1906, This postcard was found on Ebay.com May 2010 - Purchased for about $10.00 from an outfit in New Hampshire.
  4. [S42] June (Burrill) Smith, "Collection of Items", Ancestral File, This information is from a collection of clippings and pictures gathered by June Burrill.
  5. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", This information came from his headstone.
  6. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information was acquired from a copy of the Dedham Records of deaths., This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  7. [S260] Guy H. Burrill tombstone, Brookside Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 06 Sep 2005.
  8. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 52 thru 59.
  9. [S106] Various people's inputs, Book About Burrill's in Dedham, The article came from a book at the Dedham Town Office (historical society).

Leslie Frank Burrill1

M, b. 9 January 1887, d. 10 May 1947
Relationships
Granduncle of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Granduncle of Ellen June Smith
Leslie Frank Burrill, husband of Mary C. Silsby
     Leslie Frank Burrill, son of Hadley Proctor Burrill and Ella F. Lovejoy, was born on 9 January 1887 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.2,3

     Leslie Frank Burrill, while busy with things at Dedham, Hancock, Maine, the Wright Brothers, at the Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright Flyer (often retrospectively referred to as Flyer I or 1903 Flyer) was the first powered aircraft designed and built by the Wright brothers. They flew it four times on December 17, 1903, about four miles.

     Leslie Frank Burrill is in this photograph with Hadley and Ella and Clifford Loring Burrill, Marcia Ella Burrill, Harold Simeon Burrill and Guy Hadley Burrill, which was taken circa 1905.4

     Leslie, at age 29, married Mary Cushman Silsby 23, daughter of Herbert Trafton Silsby and Margaret Fannie Schoppe, on 21 June 1916 at Brewer, Penobscot, Maine. They were married by E. M. Cousins, Clergyman, Bangor, Maine.5,6

     Leslie Frank Burrill died at age 60, on 10 May 1947, at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.7 He was buried in Mt. Hope (Bangor) Cemetery at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.8

Census

     Leslie Frank Burrill appeared on the 1900 Federal Census in Dedham, Hancock, Maine in the household of his parents, Hadley and Ella.9

     Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31. As a result, this first registration included men born between June 5, 1886 and June 5, 1896. Leslie Frank Burrill filled out a draft card, on 5 June 1917 Dedham, Hancock, Maine. He was described as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair. At the time he was working as a laborer for Mt. Hope Cemetery.10

     Leslie and Mary appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 3 January 1920. Leslie worked as an agent in a broker office. The family was living at 75 Poplar Street.. Their child, Eleanor Silsby, was listed as living with them.11

     Leslie and Mary appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 15 April 1930. They owned their home at 75 Poplar Street (valued at $7000.00). A radio was in the home at this time. Leslie was listed as employed as a "partner" in farm implements. Their children Eleanor Silsby and Margaret Frances were listed as living with them.12

     Leslie Frank Burrill, along with his wife, Mary C. Silsby, appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Bangor, Penobscot, Maine in the household of his in-laws, Samuel S. Silsby and Ella.13

     Leslie's obituary read as follows:
Leslie F. Burrill Dead at age of 60 Leslie F. Burrill, 60, prominent employee of Sears-Roebuck and company, since its establishment in Bangor, died at his home, 11 Ohio street, Bangor, Saturday morning. Mr. Burrill was born in Dedham, January 9, 1887, the son of Hadley P. and Ella (Lovejoy) Burrill. He attended the Dedham town schools and was graduated from Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield. His first business affiliation was with the C. M. Conant company; later he was an agricultural salesman for the Bangor Harvester company, and then became an employe of Sears-Roebuck and company, agricultural department, serving in that capacity until his death. As a young man, he was affiliated with the Dedham Congregational church and was keenly interested in church affairs. He later joined the Hammond street Congregational church of Bangor, and was a deacon of that church, member of the Men's club and served on prominent committees. In social life, he was a member of the NOBA club; and in fraternal circles, an Odd Fellow, a member of Penobscot Oriental lodge and of Arda Sanctorum No. 206. In June, 1916, Mr. Burrill married Miss Mary Cushman Sibsy of Aurora, who survives him. He is survived also by two daughters, Miss Eleanor S. Burrill, Bangor and Mrs. Margaret B. Hempstead, Schnectady, N. Y; one brother, Clifford L. Burrill, and one sister, Mrs. Marcia B. Penney, of Ayer, Mass; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 o'clock at the Hammond Street Congregational church, Bangor.14
Last Edited=16 Oct 2014

Children of Leslie Frank Burrill and Mary Cushman Silsby

Citations

  1. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Information is from "Birth and Death Records, Dedham, Maine Reviewed 20 Oct 2005.
  2. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Information is from "Birth Marriage and Death Records, Dedham, Maine Reviewed 20 Oct 2005.
  3. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, The information was from a scrapbook created by June (Burrill) Smith holding the newspaper clipping. The clipping was of his obituary.
  4. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, The photo is a copy from the Dedham town office.
  5. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: Bride Name: Silsby Mary C. Bride Town/State: Auora, ME
    Groom Name: Burrill Leslie T. Groom Town/State: Dedham, ME
    Date of Marriage: Wednesday June 21, 1916.
  6. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This is from a CD of the town records located in Ellsworth Library.
  7. [S99] Mt. Hope Cemetery Web Site, online http://www.mthopebgr.com/, Plot Details for Burrill, Leslie F. Name: Burrill, Leslie F. Died: 5/10/1947; Died In: Bangor, ME Age (years): 60; Age (month): 4; Age (day(s)): 1 Family: Son Hadley Proctor & Ella (Lovejoy) Burrill Buried In: Mt Hope Cemetery Lot Number: 15-A-ED; Tomb? No; Burial Date: 5/12/1947 Funeral Director: Huggard FH Cremation? No; Armed Forces? No.
  8. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 61656356.
  9. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 52 thru 59.
  10. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of World War I Draft Card.
  11. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Ward 6, Bangor, Maine, Sheet 41 A, line 38 thru 41.
  12. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bangor, Maine, Ward 6, Sheet 5 B, line 60 thru 64.
  13. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bangor, Maine, Sheet 1 A, line 2 thru 11.
  14. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, The obituary of LeslieThe information was from a scrapbook created by June (Burrill) Smithholding the newspaper clipping. The clipping was of the obituary of Leslie.
  15. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Ward 6, Bangor, Maine, Sheet 41 A, line 38.

Harold Simeon Burrill1

M, b. 15 May 1884, d. 14 September 1946
Relationships
Granduncle of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Granduncle of Ellen June Smith
     Harold Simeon Burrill, son of Hadley Proctor Burrill and Ella F. Lovejoy, was born on 15 May 1884 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.1

     Harold Simeon Burrill is in this photograph with Hadley and Ella and Clifford Loring Burrill, Marcia Ella Burrill, Leslie Frank Burrill and Guy Hadley Burrill, which was taken circa 1905.2

     Harold, at age 26, married Bertha Mae Dorr at age 25, daughter of Eugene L. Dorr and Flora F. Leach, on 8 December 1910 married by Arthur G. Lyon, clergyman, 58 Freemont Street, Bangor, Maine.3,4,5

     Harold Simeon Burrill was in the Bangor area Sunday, April 30th 1911, which began as any other spring day in the Queen City. Families went to church and a slight wind that is common at this time of year ebbed and flowed throughout the day. But at about 4 p.m. the alarm sounded after a fire was spotted in a hay shed owned by J. Frank Green at 176 Broad St., on the west bank of the Kenduskeag Stream. The fire spread quickly from building to building -- most of which were made of wood, providing more than enough fuel for a conflagration. Embers from the hay shed set ablaze the coal sheds at Bacon & Robinson. As embers multiplied, a strong wind carried them over the Kenduskeag Stream and onto other buildings.

Unquestionably the worst disaster to strike the Queen City, the Great Fire of 1911 reshaped the city's landscape, burning 55 acres, destroying 267 buildings, damaging 100 more and causing $3,188,081.90 in losses and damage. The conflagration left 75 families homeless, most of whom had lived from Harlow Street to Center Street to lower French Street. It destroyed more than 100 businesses during a nine-hour span.

     Harold Simeon Burrill died at age 62, on 14 September 1946, at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.6,7,1 He was buried in Mt. Hope (Bangor) Cemetery at Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.8

Census

     Harold Simeon Burrill appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Brewer, Penobscot, Maine in the household of his aunt, Nellie Cora Burrill and her husband, Julian E. Turner. Harold was also listed on the 1900 Federal Census in Dedham under his father's name.9

     Harold Simeon Burrill appeared on the 1900 Federal Census in Dedham, Hancock, Maine in the household of his parents, Hadley and Ella.10

     With no end in sight for World War I, the United States instituted it's third and final registration. It included all men who were between the ages of 18 and 21, and 31 to 45 years of age. This added younger men than the previous registrations, those who were born between September 12, 1897 and September 12, 1900; and added an older group of men, born between September 12, 1873 and September 12, 1888. Harold Simeon Burrill filled out a draft card, on 17 September 1918 32 School Street, Brewer, Penobscot, Maine. He was described as tall, medium build, blue eyes, and light brown hair. At the time he was working as a clerk at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine.11

     Harold and Bertha appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Brewer, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 8 April 1930. Harold worked as a bookeeper for Grants Company. He owned his own home and they had a radio in the house. His real estate was valued at $5600.00. Their children, Jean Frances, Hadley Proctor, Harold Simeon and Josephine Dorr were listed as living with them.12

     Harold and Bertha appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Brewer, Penobscot, Maine, at 32 School Street, enumerated 9 April 1940. Harold owned his home, valued at $4500.00. He completed 4 years college. He was working as a superintendent at Mt. Hope cemetery. For the past year, he worked fifty-two weeks with a $4000.00 earning. Their children, Hadley Proctor were listed as living with them. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012. A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.13
Last Edited=7 Jan 2017

Children of Harold Simeon Burrill and Bertha Mae Dorr

Citations

  1. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Information is from "Birth and Death Records, Dedham, Maine Reviewed 20 Oct 2005.
  2. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, The photo is a copy from the Dedham town office.
  3. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number:
    Bride Name: Dorr Burtha M. Bride Town/State: Bucksport, ME Groom Name: Burrill Harold S Groom: Town/State: Dedham, ME Date of Marriage: Thursday December 8, 1910.
  4. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This is from a CD of the town records located in Ellsworth Library.
  5. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, The information was from a scrapbook created by June (Burrill) Smith holding the newspaper clipping.
  6. [S99] Mt. Hope Cemetery Web Site, online http://www.mthopebgr.com/, Plot Details for Burrill, Harold Simeon, SR. Name: Burrill, Harold Simeon, SR. Died: 9/14/1946; Born In: Dedham, ME Died In: Bangor, ME Age (years): 62; Age (month): 3; Age (day(s)): 29 Family: Son Hadley Proctor & Ella (Lovejoy) Burrill Buried In: Mt Hope Cemetery; Lot Number: 923CG
    Tomb? No; Burial Date: 9/16/1946 Funeral Director: Huggard FH Cremation? No; Armed Forces? No.
  7. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", The Bangor Daily News posted his obituary on 16 Sep 1946.
  8. [S278] Harold S. Burrill tombstone, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 15 Sep 2005.
  9. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine, Sheet 8 B, line 77 thru 81.
  10. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 52 thru 59.
  11. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, World War I Copy of Draft Card.
  12. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine, Ward 4, Sheet 6 B, line 83 thru 88.
  13. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine, Sheet 9 B, line 78 thru 80 and Sheet 10 A, line 1.
  14. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine, Ward 4, Sheet 6 B, line 83.
  15. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brewer, Maine, Ward 4, Sheet 6 B, line 88.

Marcia Ella Burrill1

F, b. 1 August 1894, d. 2 December 1984
Relationships
Grandaunt of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Grandaunt of Ellen June Smith
Marcia Ella Burrill, wife of Hugh Penney
     Marcia Ella Burrill, daughter of Hadley Proctor Burrill and Ella F. Lovejoy, was born on 1 August 1894 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.1,2

     Marcia Ella Burrill is in this photograph with Hadley and Ella and Clifford Loring Burrill, Leslie Frank Burrill, Harold Simeon Burrill and Guy Hadley Burrill, which was taken circa 1905.3

     Marcia, at age 23, married Hugh Penney at age 29, son of Robert Penney and Jane Morrow, on 5 June 1918 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine, married by David V. Beach, Clergyman, Bangor, Maine.4,5

     Marcia and Hugh appeared on the 1925 Rhode Island Census of Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, enumerated 25 April 1925.6

     Marcia Ella Burrill died at age 90, on 2 December 1984, at 975 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut.7

Census

     Marcia Ella Burrill appeared on the 1900 Federal Census in Dedham, Hancock, Maine in the household of her parents, Hadley and Ella.8

     Marcia and Hugh appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Sharon, Windsor, Vermont, enumerated 10 January 1920. Hugh listed his occupation as an ordained minister for the Congregational church. Ella F. Lovejoy, was visiting with the family during the census.9

     Marcia and Hugh appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, enumerated 7 April 1930, at this census Hugh indicated he was renting a place, had a radio and he was a minister for the Congregational Church. Their children Hugh Burrill, Ruth M. and Ella Mae were listed as living with them. Marcia's mother Ella F. was also listed as living with them.10

     Marcia and Hugh appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, at Belmont Street, enumerated 23 April 1940. Hugh's profession was minister for Congregation Church Their children, Hugh Burrill, Ella Mae, Jean Roberta and Ruth M. were listed as living with them. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012. A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.11
Last Edited=6 Jan 2017

Children of Marcia Ella Burrill and Hugh Penney

Citations

  1. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Information is from "Birth and Death Records, Dedham, Maine Reviewed 20 Oct 2005.
  2. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information is taken from a copy of the town records., This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  3. [S45] Signatures or (Graffiti) Photographs; Dedham Congregational Church, The photo is a copy from the Dedham town office.
  4. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number:
    Bride Name: Burrill Marcia E Bride Town/State: Dedham, ME
    Groom Name: Penny Hugh Groom Town/State: Holden, ME
    Date of Marriage: Wednesday June 5, 1918.
  5. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  6. [S374] State Census, Rhode Island State, , Providence, Rhode Island, Page 52, line 30 thru 32.
  7. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001 about Marcia B Penney
    Name: Marcia B Penney Father's Surname: Burrill Death Date: 2 Dec 1984 Death Place: New Britain, Connecticut Age: 90 Years Birth Place: Maine Birth Date: 1 Aug 1894 Marital Status: Widowed Spouse: Hugh State File #: 26776 Occupation: Housewife Industry: At Home Residence: New Britain, Connecticut Address: 975 Corbin Av 06052 Race: White.
  8. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 52 thru 59.
  9. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sharon, Vermont, Sheet 2 B, line 79 thru 81.
  10. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Lowell, Massachusetts, Sheet 9 B, line 75 thru 80.
  11. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Lowell, Massachusetts, Sheet 3 A, line 5 thru 10.
  12. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Lowell, Massachusetts, Sheet 9B, line 77.
  13. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Lowell, Massachusetts, Sheet 9B, line 78.
  14. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Lowell, Massachusetts, Sheet 9B, line 79.
  15. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Lowell, Massachusetts, Sheet 3 A, line 9.
  16. [S181] Ruth Carter, "E - Mail from Ruth Carter," e-mail to compiler, This information was received from Ruth Carter in an e-mail on 06 Jun 2008.

Earl Parker Burrill1

M, b. 27 July 1893, d. 13 March 1894
Relationships
Granduncle of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
Granduncle of Ellen June Smith
Earl Parker Burrill, son of Hadley and Ella Burrill
     Earl Parker Burrill, son of Hadley Proctor Burrill and Ella F. Lovejoy, was born on 27 July 1893 at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.1,2

     Earl Parker Burrill died on 13 March 1894, at Dedham, Hancock, Maine. He died from "disease of the stomach."3,4,1 He was buried in Brookside (aka Button Hill) Cemetery at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.5
Last Edited=27 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Information is from "Birth and Death Records, Dedham, Maine Reviewed 20 Oct 2005.
  2. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information is taken from a copy of the town records., This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  3. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Information from headstone.
  4. [S32] Vital Records, Town of Dedham CD, This information is from a copy of Dedham Town Records, Record of Deaths., This information is from a CD located in the Ellsworth Town Library created by "Picton Press.
  5. [S260] Earl P. Burrill tombstone, Brookside Cemetery, Headstone photo taken by John Van Dyke, 06 Sep 2005.

Priscilla Washburn1,2

F, b. 18 April 1786, d. 9 September 1859
Relationships
3rd great-grandmother of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
3rd great-grandmother of Ellen June Smith
Priscilla Washburn, Wife of Asa Burrill
     Priscilla Washburn, daughter of Japheth Washburn and Priscilla Coombs, was born on 18 April 1786 at China, Kennebec, Maine.3,4,2

     Priscilla, at age 20, married Asa Burrill at age 22, son of Abraham Burrill and Hannah Cushing, on 25 May 1806 at Albion, Kennebec, Maine, by Charles Lewis.4,2

     Priscilla Washburn died at age 73, on 9 September 1859, at Dedham, Hancock, Maine. The mortality states: after being ill for 21 days, she passed away in September 1859 from typhoid fever.5,6,7,8,9 She was buried in Union Cemetery at Dedham, Hancock, Maine.10

Census

     On 30 August 1850, Asa Burrill and Priscilla Washburn were living in Dedham, Hancock, Maine. The official date for this census was June 1, 1850. Asa was a farmer during this census. His property value was listed at $1000.00.11
Last Edited=12 Apr 2014

Children of Priscilla Washburn and Asa Burrill

Citations

  1. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, This information comes for the book "Birth and Death Records Dedham, Maine".
  2. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Ancestral File v4.19," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/M4DZ-MQP : accessed 31 July 2012), entry for Priscilla WASHBURN.
  3. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Information from "Birth and Death Records, Dedham, Maine."
  4. [S67] Kay Jackson, China Maine Families, This information is from a "booklet" China Maine Families" by Kay Jackson. The booklet was found in Taconnett Falls Library, Winslow, Maine.
  5. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Information from headstone.
  6. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, Death infromation also gathered from "Births and Deaths Recoed, Dedham, Maine."
  7. [S67] Kay Jackson, China Maine Families, This information is from a "booklet" China Maine Families" by Kay Jackson. The booklet was found in Taconnett Falls Library, Winslow, Maine.
  8. [S226] 1860 Mortality Schedule, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine Dated 1 June 1860, Page 1 line 4.
  9. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Ancestral File v4.19," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/M4DZ-MQP : accessed 31 July 2012), entry for Priscilla Washburn.
  10. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 27196657.
  11. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dedham, Maine, Marked 835, line 16 thru 24.
  12. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, This information is from "Birth and Death Records Dedham, Maine".
  13. [S22] Dedham Town Office, Dedham Vital Records, This information is from "Birth and Death Records Dedham, Maine."
 
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