Alice R. Hanson1

F, b. circa 1895
     Alice R. Hanson, daughter of George E. Hanson and Minnie E. Tyler, was born circa 1895 at Maine.1

     Alice, married Hillard C. Townsend on 9 March 1914.2

Census

     Alice R. Hanson appeared on the 1910 Federal Census in Bradford, Penobscot, Maine in the household of her parents, George and Minnie.3
Last Edited=27 Jul 2012

Family: Alice R. Hanson and Hillard C. Townsend

Citations

  1. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 22.
  2. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Hanson Alice R.; Bride Town/State: Bradford, ME
    Groom Name: Townsend Hilliard C.; Groom Town/State: Bradford, ME
    Date of Marriage: Monday March 9, 1914.
  3. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 20 thru 27.

Clarence E. Hanson1

M, b. circa 1896
     Clarence E. Hanson, son of George E. Hanson and Minnie E. Tyler, was born circa 1896 at Maine.1

     Clarence, married Maud E. Foss on 27 April 1910.2

Census

     Clarence E. Hanson appeared on the 1910 Federal Census in Bradford, Penobscot, Maine in the household of his parents, George and Minnie.3

     Clarence and Maud appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Wellington, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 7 January 1920. He owned his home with a mortgage and was working on a general farm. The Hanson family had a hired girl (Grace M. Jones) working for them.. Their children, Hildreth, Levi, Joseph F., Pauline and Geroline were listed as living with them.4
Last Edited=22 Oct 2012

Children of Clarence E. Hanson and Maud E. Foss

Citations

  1. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 23.
  2. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Foss Maud E.; Bride Town/State: Harmony, ME
    Groom Name: Hanson Clarence E.; Groom Town/State: Ripley, ME
    Date of Marriage: Wednesday April 27, 1910.
  3. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 20 thru 27.
  4. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Wellington, Maine, Sheet 1 B, line 100 and 2 A, lines 1 thru 8.
  5. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Wellington, Maine, Sheet 2 A, line 2.
  6. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Wellington, Maine, Sheet 2 A, line 3.
  7. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Wellington, Maine, Sheet 2 A, line 4.
  8. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Wellington, Maine, Sheet 2 A, line 5.
  9. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Wellington, Maine, Sheet 2 A, line 6.

Hubert M. Hanson1

M, b. circa 1898
     Hubert M. Hanson, son of George E. Hanson and Minnie E. Tyler, was born circa 1898 at Maine.1

Census

     Hubert M. Hanson appeared on the 1910 Federal Census in Bradford, Penobscot, Maine in the household of his parents, George and Minnie.2
Last Edited=24 Oct 2010

Citations

  1. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 24.
  2. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 20 thru 27.

Weldon H. Hanson1

M, b. circa 1899
     Weldon H. Hanson, son of George E. Hanson and Minnie E. Tyler, was born circa 1899 at Maine.1

Census

     Weldon H. Hanson appeared on the 1910 Federal Census in Bradford, Penobscot, Maine in the household of his parents, George and Minnie.2
Last Edited=24 Oct 2010

Citations

  1. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 25.
  2. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 20 thru 27.

Thelma R. Hanson1

F, b. circa 1904
     Thelma R. Hanson, daughter of George E. Hanson and Minnie E. Tyler, was born circa 1904 at Maine.1

     Thelma, married Roland E. Welch on 1 May 1926.2

Census

     Thelma R. Hanson appeared on the 1910 Federal Census in Bradford, Penobscot, Maine in the household of her parents, George and Minnie.3
Last Edited=27 Jul 2012

Family: Thelma R. Hanson and Roland E. Welch

Citations

  1. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 26.
  2. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Hanson Thelma; Bride Town/State: Bradford, ME
    Groom Name: Welch Roland E.; Groom Town/State: Bradford, ME
    Date of Marriage: Saturday May 1, 1926.
  3. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 20 thru 27.

Harry A. Hanson1

M, b. circa 1906
     Harry A. Hanson, son of George E. Hanson and Minnie E. Tyler, was born circa 1906 at Maine.1

Census

     Harry A. Hanson appeared on the 1910 Federal Census in Bradford, Penobscot, Maine in the household of his parents, George and Minnie.2
Last Edited=24 Oct 2010

Citations

  1. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 27.
  2. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 20 thru 27.

Lylvia J. "Surname Unknown"1

F, b. circa 1848
     Lylvia J. "Surname Unknown" was born circa 1848 at Maine.1

Census

     Lylvia J. "Surname Unknown" appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Bradford, Penobscot, Maine in the household of her in-laws, George and Minnie. Lylvia is the mother of Minnie.2
Last Edited=1 Nov 2010

Child of Lylvia J. "Surname Unknown"

Citations

  1. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 28.
  2. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 8 A, line 20 thru 27.

Ida M. Strout1

F
     Ida, married Victor D. Hanson at age 22, son of Charles H. Hanson and Marjorie E. "Surname Unknown", on 29 September 1926.1

Census

     Ida M. Hanson, with her husband, Victor appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Bradford, Penobscot, Maine in the household of her father-in-law, Charles and an unknown person.2
Last Edited=22 Oct 2012

Children of Ida M. Strout and Victor D. Hanson

Citations

  1. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Strout Ida M.; Bride Town/State: Charleston, ME
    Groom Name: Hanson Victor C.; Groom Town/State: Bradford, ME
    Date of Marriage: Wednesday September 29, 1926.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 87 thru 93.
  3. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 91.
  4. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 92.
  5. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bradford, Maine, Sheet 3 B, line 93.

Hillard C. Townsend1

M
     Hillard, married Alice R. Hanson, daughter of George E. Hanson and Minnie E. Tyler, on 9 March 1914.1
Last Edited=27 Jul 2012

Family: Hillard C. Townsend and Alice R. Hanson

Citations

  1. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Hanson Alice R.; Bride Town/State: Bradford, ME
    Groom Name: Townsend Hilliard C.; Groom Town/State: Bradford, ME
    Date of Marriage: Monday March 9, 1914.

Roland E. Welch1

M
     Roland, married Thelma R. Hanson, daughter of George E. Hanson and Minnie E. Tyler, on 1 May 1926.1
Last Edited=27 Jul 2012

Family: Roland E. Welch and Thelma R. Hanson

Citations

  1. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Hanson Thelma; Bride Town/State: Bradford, ME
    Groom Name: Welch Roland E.; Groom Town/State: Bradford, ME
    Date of Marriage: Saturday May 1, 1926.

Earl G. Moore1

M, b. circa 1918
     Earl G. Moore, son of George E. Moore and Olive M. Tourtillotte, was born circa 1918 at Maine.1
Last Edited=13 Oct 2010

Citations

  1. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Ellsworth, Maine, Sheet 3A, line 8.

Roy A. Whitney1

M
     Roy, married Bertha R. Braley, daughter of C Braley and Hattie Fogg, on 1 January 1927.1
Last Edited=27 Jul 2012

Family: Roy A. Whitney and Bertha R. Braley

Citations

  1. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Danforth Bertha R.; Bride Town/State: Bradford, ME
    Groom Name: Whitney Roy A.; Groom Town/State: Bradford, ME
    Date of Marriage: Saturday January 1, 1927.

Orrison V. Bishop1

M
     Orrison, married Nathalie E. Danforth, daughter of Philip Leroy Danforth and Bertha R. Braley, on 24 February 1920.1
Last Edited=27 Jul 2012

Family: Orrison V. Bishop and Nathalie E. Danforth

Citations

  1. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Danforth Nathalie E.; Bride Town/State: Bradford, ME
    Groom Name: Bishop Orrison V.; Groom Town/State: Lagrange, ME
    Date of Marriage: Tuesday February 24, 1920.

Mary E. Judkins1

F, b. circa 1919
     Mary E. Judkins, daughter of Clyde H. Judkins and Clarice A. Pratt, was born circa 1919 at Maine.1

Census

     Mary E. Judkins appeared on the 1920 Federal Census, enumerated 14 January 1920, in the household of her parents, Clyde and Clarice of Dover, Piscataquis, Maine.2
Last Edited=8 Oct 2010

Citations

  1. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Town, Maine, Sheet 10 B, line 84.
  2. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Dover Town, Maine, Sheet 10 B, line 79 thru 84.

Marjorie Pinkham1

F, b. 4 September 1933, d. 8 October 2010
     Marjorie Pinkham, daughter of Raymond S. Pinkham and Alice Summerson, was born on 4 September 1933 at Fort Fairfield, Maine.1

     Marjorie, at age 24, married Barton Morrill Blum at age 26 in August 1958.2

     Marjorie Pinkham died at age 77, on 8 October 2010.1

     Marjorie's obituary read as follows:
HOLDEN and BREWER - Marjorie (Pinkham) Blum, 77, wife of the late Dr. Barton M. Blum, died Oct. 8, 2010, after a 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease. She was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Raymond and Alice (Summerson) Pinkham. Marjorie was raised in Holden and graduated from Brewer High School in 1951. She attended the University of Maine for one year and then taught school in Holden before her marriage to Bart in 1958. They settled in Holden in 1972, where they raised their family. She continued her education and graduated from the University of Maine in 1983 with a degree in education. Marge worked as a real estate agent for JF Singleton and worked at G.M. Pollock jewelers during the Christmas season. She was an avid gardener and she enjoyed collecting antiques, especially dolls. Marge was a local historian and genealogist having done much research locating all sides of the family and traveling to Europe to visit newly discovered relatives. She was the president of Holden Bicentennial Committee and was instrumental in restoring the school house museum now located at the University of Maine. She was a longtime member of Holden Congregational Church, was a true Yankee, and enjoyed summers in Gouldsboro and Southwest Harbor. Surviving are two daughters, Kim Adams and her husband, Phil, of Bangor and their three children, Ashley, Philip and Alex; and Pam Allen and her husband, Mike, of Orrington and their five children, Dana, Danny, Luke, Jennifer and Wyatt; one son, Jeff Blum of Gouldsboro; a sister, Ethel Haselton and her husband, Woody, of Ogunquit; one brother, Rod Pinkham and his wife, Joyce, of Holden; sisters-in-law, Jackie Pinkham of Holden and Connie Brown and her husband, Warren, of Newtown, Pa; several nieces and nephews. She will be remembered by a special friend, Cindy Triplett of Holden. She was predeceased by a brother, Carroll Pinkham; and two granddaughters, April and Amanda. Marjorie's family gratefully thanks her many caregivers during the last 12 years, especially her granddaughter, Alexandra, New Hope Hospice and Dr. Adam Lauer and staff. A service honoring Marjorie's life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Holden Congregational Church, Church Road, Holden, with the Rev. Dana Douglass, pastor, presiding. Family and friends may visit 12:30 p.m. until the service begins Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Harts Corner Cemetery, Holden. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Holden Congregational Church, Steeple Fund, P.O. Box 3451, Brewer, ME 04412.1

Census

     Marjorie Pinkham appeared on the 1940 Federal Census, enumerated 27 April 1940, of Holden, Penobscot, Maine in the household of her parents, Raymond and Alice.3
Last Edited=27 Jul 2012

Family: Marjorie Pinkham and Barton Morrill Blum

Citations

  1. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Obituary, BDN dated 11 October 2010.
  2. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 4100
    Bride Name: Pinkham Marjorie D.; Bride Town/State:
    Groom Name: Blum Barton M.; Groom Town/State:
    Date of Marriage: August , 1958 Day Unknown.
  3. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Holden, Maine, Sheet 5 A, line 30 thru 35.

Raymond S. Pinkham1

M, b. circa 1889
     Raymond S. Pinkham was born circa 1889 at Maine.2

     Raymond, married Alice Summerson on 15 May 1932.3,4

Census

     Raymond and Alice appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Holden, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 27 April 1940. Raymond was working as an accountant for an electric company. Their children, Rodney, Marjorie, Ethel and Carolle 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 1940.5
Last Edited=22 Oct 2012

Children of Raymond S. Pinkham and Alice Summerson

Citations

  1. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Obituary, BDN dated 11 October 2010.
  2. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Holden, Maine, Sheet 5 A, line 30.
  3. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Obituary, BDN dated 11 October 2010, daughter, Marjorie.
  4. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Summerson Alice; Bride Town/State: Presque Isle, ME
    Groom Name: Pinkham Raymond S.; Groom Town/State: Augusta, ME
    Date of Marriage: Sunday May 15, 1932.
  5. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Holden, Maine, Sheet 5 A, line 30 thru 35.
  6. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Holden, Maine 10 71, Sheet 5A, line 32.
  7. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Holden, Maine 10 71, Sheet 5A, line 34.
  8. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Holden, Maine 10 71, Sheet 5A, line 35.

Alice Summerson1

F
     Alice, married Raymond S. Pinkham on 15 May 1932.2,3

Census

     Alice and Raymond appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Holden, Penobscot, Maine, enumerated 27 April 1940. Raymond was working as an accountant for an electric company. Their children, Rodney, Marjorie, Ethel and Carolle 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 1940.4
Last Edited=22 Oct 2012

Children of Alice Summerson and Raymond S. Pinkham

Citations

  1. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Obituary, BDN dated 11 October 2010.
  2. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Obituary, BDN dated 11 October 2010, daughter, Marjorie.
  3. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Summerson Alice; Bride Town/State: Presque Isle, ME
    Groom Name: Pinkham Raymond S.; Groom Town/State: Augusta, ME
    Date of Marriage: Sunday May 15, 1932.
  4. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Holden, Maine, Sheet 5 A, line 30 thru 35.
  5. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Holden, Maine 10 71, Sheet 5A, line 32.
  6. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Holden, Maine 10 71, Sheet 5A, line 34.
  7. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Holden, Maine 10 71, Sheet 5A, line 35.

Clyde H. Thomas1

M, b. 20 January 1924, d. 10 October 2010
     Clyde H. Thomas, son of David Anson Thomas and Doris J. Garland, was born on 20 January 1924 at Sangerville, Piscataquis, Maine.1

     Clyde, at age 18, married Carolyn A. Pray on 12 September 1942 at Maine.2

     Clyde H. Thomas died at age 86, on 10 October 2010, at Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.1

     Clyde's obituary read as follows:
Clyde H. Thomas GUILFORD - Clyde H. Thomas, 86, died peacefully Oct. 10, 2010, surrounded by his family at Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft. He was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Sangerville, the son of David and Doris (Garland) Thomas. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II. After the war Clyde started a trucking business, which grew into a large logging contracting business. Throughout the years he bought many tracts of land, supplying the local mills with wood, as well as providing many jobs. After Clyde's retirement in 1984, his family has continued to operate the business that he started. He enjoyed the outdoors, and two of his real passions in life were fishing and hunting. He is survived by his companion, Sally Cowette of Guilford; three sons and their wives, Gerald and Carol Thomas, Richard and Roberta Thomas, all of Guilford, and Kenneth and Wanda Thomas of Farmington; a daughter and her husband, Rosemarie and Stanley Folsom of Sangerville; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn (Pray) Thomas; and a son, Russell Thomas. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak St., Guilford, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Stephen Dean officiating. Burial will be afterward at Lawn Cemetery, Guilford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to C.H. Lightbody Medical Building, P.O. Box 355, Guilford, ME 04443. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.1

Census

     Clyde H. Thomas appeared on the 1930 Federal Census, enumerated 28 April 1930, of Sangerville, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of his parents, David and Doris.3

     Clyde H. Thomas appeared on the 1940 Federal Census, enumerated 26 April 1940, of Sangerville, Piscataquis, Maine in the household of his parents, David and Doris. Clyde was working as a laborer in the woods. According to the census, he didn't attend school as of March 01, and had finished eighth grade.4
Last Edited=9 Mar 2017

Child of Clyde H. Thomas and Carolyn A. Pray

Citations

  1. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Obituary, BDN dated 11 October 2010.
  2. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Pray Carolyn A.; Bride Town/State: Dover-Foxcroft, ME
    Groom Name: Thomas Clyde H.; Groom Town/State: Guildford, ME
    Date of Marriage: Saturday September 12, 1942.
  3. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sangerville, Maine, Sheet 8 B, line 76 thru 83.
  4. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sangerville, Maine, Sheet 7B, line 59 thru 64.
  5. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Richard's obituary.

Irene Gertrude Brown1,2

F, b. 1 October 1928, d. 15 January 2013
Irene G. Brown, wife of Charles R. Fenderson
     Irene Gertrude Brown, daughter of Enoch Lester Brown and Fannie Eloise Corbett, was born on 1 October 1928.3

     Irene, at age 18, married Charles Roland Fenderson at age 18, son of Harold George Fenderson and Verna Mabel Anthony, on 2 November 1946 at Pembroke, Washington, Maine.1,4

     Irene Gertrude Brown died at age 84, on 15 January 2013.5

     Irene Gertrude Brown was buried at Clarkside Cemetery, Pembroke, Washington, Maine.5

Census

     Irene Gertrude Brown appeared on the 1940 Federal Census, enumerated 2 April 1940, of Charlotte, Washington, Maine in the household of her parents, Enoch and Fannie. Interesting, Irene was living next door to her "to-be" husband.6
Last Edited=27 Apr 2017

Children of Irene Gertrude Brown and Charles Roland Fenderson

Citations

  1. [S12] Maine State Archives: Bride Name: Brown Irene G.; Bride Town/State: Pembroke, ME
    Groom Name: Fenderson Charles R.;Groom Town/State: Dennysville, ME
    Date of Marriage: Saturday November 2, 1946.
  2. [S220] Carl Christensen, "E--Mails from Carl Christensen," e-mail to J. Van Dyke, Starting Nov 2010, Middle name.
  3. [S220] Carl Christensen, "E--Mails from Carl Christensen," e-mail to J. Van Dyke, Starting Nov 2010, Birth date.
  4. [S220] Carl Christensen, "E--Mails from Carl Christensen," e-mail to J. Van Dyke, Starting Nov 2010, Marriage location.
  5. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 133104970.
  6. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Charlotte, Maine, Sheet 1 A, line 27 thru 33.
  7. [S220] Carl Christensen, "E--Mails from Carl Christensen," e-mail to J. Van Dyke, Starting Nov 2010, Posted from sheet.

Herbert T. Silsby II1

M, b. 8 February 1925, d. 29 December 2013
     Herbert T. Silsby II, son of William S. Silsby Sr. and Myrle Coombs, was born on 8 February 1925 at Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.1

     Herbert, at age 25, married Ruth M. Blaisdell on 1 July 1950.2

     Herbert T. Silsby II died at age 88, on 29 December 2013.3

     Herbert's obituary read as follows:
Posted Dec. 30, 2013, at 6:50 p.m. ELLSWORTH – Herbert Trafton Silsby, II died peacefully at his home on Dec. 29, 2013 surrounded by those who loved and cared for him. He was born in Brewer, on February 8, 1925 to Myrle Coombs Silsby and William S. Silsby, Sr.
He lived in Aurora, until 1935 when the family moved to Ellsworth where his father would form the law firm of Clarke & Silsby. Herb attended Ellsworth High School and graduated from Higgins Classical Institute in 1943. While his service in the U.S. Army was brief it was something of which he was very proud. In 1947 Herb graduated from Bowdoin College where he was a member of the Chi Psi Fraternity. He attended Boston University Law School but never graduated because he passed the bar at the end of his second year and was admitted to practice in 1949. In 1950, Herb married Ruth Blaisdell who was literally the girl next door. Throughout his 88 years Herb distinguished himself as a lawyer, jurist, civic leader, Maine and local historian and author. His legal career began as a member of the law firm of Silsby & Silsby in 1949. He continued with the firm until 1977 practicing with his father and brother William S. Silsby, Jr. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association from 1964 to 1972. He served as the President of the Maine State Bar Association in 1975 and as a member of the Maine Judicial Council from 1978 to 1992. One of his many accomplishments as a lawyer was drafting and procuring the passage of a Short Form Deeds Act which made real estate transactions more affordable. Herb believed in the obligation of the legal profession to give back. In his 1991 Foreword to “One Hundred Years of Law and Justice” the history of the Maine State Bar Association which he co-authored, Herb said “The members of a profession have a moral duty, it is generally considered, to do pro bono work. The legal profession is in some respects a privileged group and in return owes society a fair contribution of time and talent.” True to these words Herb lent his considerable talent and his time pro bono to many clients who couldn’t pay. Herb’s judicial career began as an Ellsworth Municipal Court Judge from 1951 to 1955. In 1977, Governor James Longley nominated him to the Maine Superior Court where he served until 1992 when he retired. During his 15 years as a judge, he traveled the State of Maine living in hotels and motels and returning home on the weekends. He considered it a privilege to be able to sit in courthouses around the state and get to know the lawyers, clerks and court reporters throughout Maine. Throughout his judicial tenure, he remained a modest, kind, courteous, prepared and grateful jurist who always had time to mentor a new lawyer and share stories with an experienced one. No matter what the demands of his law practice, Herb found the time to serve his church as a Sunday school superintendent and Deacon of the First Congregational Church and director of the Maine Conference of Congregational Churches; his town as a member of the Ellsworth City Council from 1967 to 1971 serving as the Chairman in 1967, Chairman of the Maine Coast Regional Health Facility from 1976 to 1977, a trustee of the Ellsworth Public Library and the Woodlawn Museum, a Director of the Union Trust Company of Ellsworth from 1967 to 1977 and his political party as Chairman of the Maine Young Republican Clubs from 1953 to 1957. Herb was a member of the Ellsworth Rotary Club for 50 years and served as club secretary and co-chairman of the Rotary District Conference Committee in 1962. He was honored twice by the Rotary with a Paul Harris Fellow award for his commitment to the Ellsworth Club and his ongoing support to the Rotary Foundation. Herb was a member of the Ellsworth Junior Chamber of Commerce and was named Jaycee of the year from 1958 to 1959 and Ellsworth Citizen of the Year in 1993. He was a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shrine. While law was his profession and service to his community his responsibility, history and writing were his avocations. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations and served as Vice-President from 2000-2004. He was President of the Hancock County Historical Society from 1966-1972 and President of the Maine Historical Society from 1973 to 1976. He served as a Director of the Northeast Folklore Society in 1964 and as a Trustee of the Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums from 1967 to 1977. In 1977 he was elected as a member of the prestigious American Antiquarian Society. Herb’s expertise on State and local history was renowned. He lectured at the Ellsworth Public Library, the Woodlawn Museum, Ellsworth Adult Education programs and various other groups and societies throughout downeast Maine. In 1989 he delivered a speech before a special session of the full Supreme Judicial Court of Maine at the Hancock County Courthouse commemorating the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of Hancock County. He was a co-author with his son-in-law Timothy Plouff of Somebody’s a Talkin’ – The History of the Union River Telephone Company in Aurora Maine (2011). Herb was a co-owner with his siblings of the Union River Telephone which was co-founded by his namesake Herbert T. Silsby in 1905 and served as President from 1953 to 2013. Herb also wrote A Brief History of Ellsworth (1963), History of Superior Court (1980), History of the Ellsworth American (2000), was co-author of One Hundred Years of Law and Justice (1991) and many other articles in historical and legal periodicals, newspapers and magazines. Herb also loved sharing his enthusiasm for Hancock County history in his popular weekly column “Looking Backward” featured in The Ellsworth American from 1996 to 2004. In his “spare” time, Herb enjoyed golf, bridge, eating Ruth’s cooking especially her pies, opera and telling stories of his childhood in Aurora. Herb was a man of character whose life was defined by commitment to his family, his profession and his community.
Herb is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth (Blaisdell) Silsby; his daughters Paula D. Silsby of Portland and Kathryn M. Silsby and her husband Timothy Plouff of Otis; his brother William S. Silsby, Jr. and his wife Noreen of Aurora; his sister Beverly McLean and her husband Preston of Bangor; his sister-in-law Glenice Carpenter of Ellsworth and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held at the Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth, on Thursday January 2, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday January 3, 2013 at the First Congregational Church, 2 Church St., Ellsworth. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that gifts be made in Herb’s memory to the Ellsworth Public Library, 20 State Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605; the Ellsworth Historical Society, P.O. Box 355, Ellsworth, Maine 04605 or the Campaign for Justice, 40 Water Street, Hallowell, Maine 04347 or on-line at campaignforjustice.org. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.4

Census

     Herbert T. Silsby II appeared on the 1930 Federal Census, enumerated 10 April 1930, of Aurora, Hancock, Maine in the household of his parents, William and an unknown person .5

     Herbert T. Silsby II appeared on the 1940 Federal Census, enumerated 25 April 1940, of Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine in the household of his parents, William and Myrle.6
Last Edited=9 Mar 2017

Family: Herbert T. Silsby II and Ruth M. Blaisdell

Citations

  1. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Aurora, Maine, Sheet 1A, line 42.
  2. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number:
    Bride Name: Blaisdell Ruth M. Bride Town/State: Ellsworth, ME Groom Name: Silsby Herbert T. Groom Town/State: Aurora, ME Date of Marriage: Saturday July 1, 1950.
  3. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Obituary Posted, Online 30 Dec 2013.
  4. [S13] Bangor Daily News, "Obituary", Posted, Online.
  5. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Aurora, Maine, Sheet 1A, line 40 thru 44.
  6. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Ellsworth, Maine, Sheet 11 B, line 67 thru 71.

William S. Silsby Jr.1

M, b. circa 1926
     William S. Silsby Jr., son of William S. Silsby Sr. and Myrle Coombs, was born circa 1926 at Maine.1

Census

     William S. Silsby Jr. appeared on the 1930 Federal Census, enumerated 10 April 1930, of Aurora, Hancock, Maine in the household of his parents, William and an unknown person .2

     William S. Silsby Jr. appeared on the 1940 Federal Census, enumerated 25 April 1940, of Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine in the household of his parents, William and Myrle.3
Last Edited=12 Oct 2010

Citations

  1. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Aurora, Maine, Sheet 1A, line 43.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Aurora, Maine, Sheet 1A, line 40 thru 44.
  3. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Ellsworth, Maine, Sheet 11 B, line 67 thru 71.

Mary J. "Surname Unknown"1

F, b. June 1810, d. 3 January 1881
Mary J. Dowe, wife of Isaac L. Dowe
     Mary J. "Surname Unknown" was born in June 1810.1,2

     Mary, married Isaac L. Dowe circa 1839.1

     Mary J. "Surname Unknown" died at age 70, on 3 January 1881.2

     Mary J. "Surname Unknown" was buried at Branch Mills Cemetery, China, Kennebec, Maine.3,2

Census

     Mary appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of China, Kennebec, Maine, enumerated 24 June 1880. The census indicates Mary was a widow and keeping house.. Her children, Ella A. and Amanda J., (Amanda, wife of William Pinkham) were listed as living with her. William E. Pinkham and his son, Herbert Leslie were also part of the houshold.4
Last Edited=25 Apr 2017

Children of Mary J. "Surname Unknown" and Isaac L. Dowe

Citations

  1. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, China, Maine, Sheet 36, line 18.
  2. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 54221525.
  3. [S259] Mary J. Dowe tombstone, Branch Mills Cemetery, Headstone photo courtesy of FindAGrave.com member #47213247.
  4. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, China, Maine, Sheet 36, line 18 thru 22.
  5. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, China, Maine, Sheet 36, line 19.

Ella A. Dowe1,2

F, b. 4 August 1851, d. 24 July 1905
Ella A. Dowe, daughter of Isaac L. and Mary J. Dowe
     Ella A. Dowe, daughter of Isaac L. Dowe and Mary J. "Surname Unknown", was born on 4 August 1851.1,2

     Ella A. Dowe died at age 53, on 24 July 1905.2

     Ella A. Dowe was buried at Branch Mills Cemetery, China, Kennebec, Maine.2,3

Census

     Ella A. Dowe appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of China, Kennebec, Maine in the household of her mother, Mary.4
Last Edited=25 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, China, Maine, Sheet 36, line 19.
  2. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 54221526.
  3. [S259] Ella A. Dowe tombstone, Branch Mills Cemetery, Headstone photo courtesy of FindAGrave.com member #47213247.
  4. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, China, Maine, Sheet 36, line 18 thru 22.

Mahitable "Surname Unknown"1

F, b. circa 1813
     Mahitable "Surname Unknown" was born circa 1813 at Maine.1

     Mahitable, married Oriek Cross, son of Moses Cross and Sarah Sands, circa 1840.2

Census

     Mahitable and Oriek appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 27 July 1850. He was listed as a farmer and value of the real estate was $600.00. Their children, George W., Frank, Carlton and Moses E. were listed as living with them.3
Last Edited=7 Aug 2012

Children of Mahitable "Surname Unknown" and Oriek Cross

Citations

  1. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine,Sheet 695, line 2.
  2. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine,Sheet 695, line 1 & 2.
  3. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Marked 695, line 1 thru 8.
  4. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine,Sheet 695, line 3.
  5. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine,Sheet 695, line 4.
  6. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine,Sheet 695, line 5.
  7. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine,Sheet 695, line 6.

George W. Cross1

M, b. circa 1840
Relationships
1st cousin 3 times removed of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
1st cousin 3 times removed of Ellen June Smith
     George W. Cross, son of Oriek Cross and Mahitable "Surname Unknown", was born circa 1840 at Maine.1

Census

     George W. Cross appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, in the household of his parents, Oriek and Mahitable.2
Last Edited=24 Oct 2010

Citations

  1. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine,Sheet 695, line 3.
  2. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Marked 695, line 1 thru 8.

Frank Cross1

M, b. circa 1843
Relationships
1st cousin 3 times removed of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
1st cousin 3 times removed of Ellen June Smith
     Frank Cross, son of Oriek Cross and Mahitable "Surname Unknown", was born circa 1843 at Maine.1

Census

     Frank Cross appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, in the household of his parents, Oriek and Mahitable.2
Last Edited=24 Oct 2010

Citations

  1. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine,Sheet 695, line 4.
  2. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Marked 695, line 1 thru 8.

Carlton Cross1

M, b. circa 1845
Relationships
1st cousin 3 times removed of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
1st cousin 3 times removed of Ellen June Smith
     Carlton Cross, son of Oriek Cross and Mahitable "Surname Unknown", was born circa 1845 at Maine.1

Census

     Carlton Cross appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, in the household of his parents, Oriek and Mahitable.2

     Carlton appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, enumerated 19 June 1860.. Strangely, Carlton was listed in the household of Caroline Currier at this time...3
Last Edited=8 Aug 2012

Citations

  1. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine,Sheet 695, line 5.
  2. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Marked 695, line 1 thru 8.
  3. [S85] 1860 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Page 19, line 38.

Moses E. Cross1

M, b. circa 1847
Relationships
1st cousin 3 times removed of Dianne Elizabeth Smith
1st cousin 3 times removed of Ellen June Smith
     Moses E. Cross, son of Oriek Cross and Mahitable "Surname Unknown", was born circa 1847 at Maine.1

Census

     Moses E. Cross appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, in the household of his parents, Oriek and Mahitable.2
Last Edited=12 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine,Sheet 695, line 6.
  2. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Marked 695, line 1 thru 8.

Harriet M. Delatte1

F, b. circa 1931
     Harriet M. Delatte was born circa 1931.1

Census

     Harriet M. Delatte appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, in the household of Oriek Cross and Mahitable "Surname Unknown", There were other Delatte families in the area.2
Last Edited=1 Nov 2010

Citations

  1. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, line 7.
  2. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Marked 695, line 1 thru 8.

William B. Delatte1

M, b. circa 1933
     William B. Delatte was born circa 1933.1

Census

     William B. Delatte appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, in the household of Oriek Cross and Mahitable "Surname Unknown", There were other Delatte families in the area.2
Last Edited=1 Nov 2010

Citations

  1. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, line 8.
  2. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sebec, Maine, Marked 695, line 1 thru 8.
 
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