Andover Obituaries Beginning with "A"

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Andrew Abbott, 1828-1907 (Obituary from the Rumford falls Times, February 22, 1907)

 

†† Andrew Abbott [listed in the 1900 US Census as Simon A. Abbott] died Friday P.M. at 7 o’clock [Feb. 15, 1907]. Mr. Abbott had ill turns for some time and was taken ill a few days before he had paralysis after which he lived a very short time.†††††††††††

 

†† The funeral services for Andrew Abbott were held in the Congregational Church on Monday last at 10:30 o’clock attended by the Rev. Mr. Fisher of Mexico. Mr. Abbott was a son of Nathaniel and Polly Stockbridge Abbott. He was about 78 years old. He married Helen Thomas more than 25 years ago. They have five daughters and three sons. Two daughters and one son have passed away.

 

†† Mr. Abbott has lived in town all his life. He spent his married life on the farm where he died. Mr. Abbott was an honest, upright man. He will be missed in the community and the neighborhood where he has lived for so many years.

 

Cecil G. Abbott, 1913 - 2001 (Obituary from Rumford Falls Times)

    LEWISTON - Cecil G. Abbott, 87, of Andover, ME, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston as a result of an automobile accident in Rumford on Tuesday, March 20.

     He was a resident of Andover, where he had lived on North Main Street for many years.

     He was born in Rumford, Maine on April 28, 1913, the son of Albert and Rena (Hoyt) Abbott.

     He graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford Class of 1932.

     Mr. Abbott served with the US Army as a private during W.W.II with Company B, 404th Engineer Combat Battalion from June 4, 1942 to July 29, 1945 including overseas in the European African Middle Eastern Theater.

    Mr. Abbott was self employed and owned and operated Abbott's Logging Co. for many years until retirement when he sold the business to Richard Pelletier.

    He was a 50-year member of the Oxford Bear Lodge # 54. K. of  P. in Hanover: a member of the Napoleon Ouellette Post #24, American Legion.

    He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and gardening and going to the local suppers and meeting the coffee club at Addie's and Mills' Store in the mornings.

   He was married in Bethel, Maine on October 6, 1945 to Marion Waterhouse, who died in Andover on February 23, 1997.

   Survivors include a daughter, Mary Bilodeau and her husband, George of Buckfield: a son, Albert Abbott of Buckfield: five grandchildren, Larry and Beth Bilodeau of Buckfield; Melanie, Andrea Coleman and Nathan Davison of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts: and a sister, Alberta Angevine and her husband, Ernest of Northwest Bethel.

   He was predeceased by a daughter, Phyllis Jean Davison and a sister, Elizabeth Blake.

Fred N. Abbott, 1854-1926 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 10, 23, 1926)

†† Word was received friends of the death of Fred N. Abbott on Monday Oct. 11 [1926] in Lawrence, Mass. Mr. Abbott, who was a deputy sheriff for the past 27 years, had been in poor health for the last several years but had been able to perform his duties until a few days ago.

 

†† He was born in Andover, Me. Oct. 5, 1854, the son of the late Edwin and Betsy (Ripley) Abbott. He was in the express business for several years and with Charles Scannell of Arlington established the People’s Express. In 1900 and 1901, Mr. Abbott was a member of the city council and in 1903 and 1904 was an Alderman. In 1899 he was appointed deputy sheriff by Sheriff Samuel A. Johnson.

 

†† He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Bertha McAllister of Lawrence, and a cousin, Charles L. Ripley of this town (Andover).

 

Henry Abbott, 1865-1906 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 22, 1906)

 

†† The funeral services of Henry Abbott were held Thursday, December 14 [1906] at 10 A.M. at the Congregational Church attended by Rev. Mr. Fisher of Mexico who spoke words of sympathy. There were many beautiful flowers.

 

†† Henry Abbott was the oldest son of Andrew Abbott and Clara Helen Thomas. He was born and always lived on the home farm with his father and younger brother. He was an industrious, hard-working young man of steady habits. He had been in poor health for the past year.

 

†† Some weeks ago he went to Lewiston for medical treatment but gradually failed until Dec. 11 [1906] when he passed away. He was 39 years of age. He leaves two brothers, three sisters and an aged father upon whom the loss falls heavily.

 

Marietta Frederika Frye Abbott, Abt. 1844-1932 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, November 3, 1932)

 

†† The death of Mrs. Marietta Abbott, aged 88, widow of Sydney F. Abbott, occurred Wednesday morning [November 2, 1932] at her home in Andover. The death of her husband occurred last week Thursday, funeral services being held Saturday. The funeral of Mrs. Abbott will be held Friday from the Universalist church, Andover.


  Marion (Waterhouse) Abbott, 1924 - 1997   (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   ANDOVER - Marion W. Abbott, 72, died Sunday, Feb. 23, [1997] at her residence on North Main Street, where she had lived the past 35 years. She was formerly of Bethel and Rumford.

  She was born in Bethel Sept. 24, 1924, the daughter of Clive and Alice (Conner) Waterhouse. She graduated from Gould Academy in Bethel, class of 1942.

  She was employed over 18 years at Andover Wood Products.

   She married Cecil Abbott in Bethel Oct. 6, 1945.

   She is survived by her husband of Andover; a daughter, Mrs. George (Mary) Bilodeau; a son, Albert; two grandchildren, Larry and Beth Bilodeau, all of Buckfield; two sisters, Mrs. Jimmy (Helen) Miller of Portsmouth, NH, and Mrs. Jean Monzo of Bethel; four brothers, Howard of San Diego, Calif., Richard of Mexico, Lawrence and Norris Waterhouse of Bethel. She was predeceased by a brother, Rodney; two sisters, Madeline and Betty.

Sidney Farnum Abbott, 1849-1932 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, November 3, 1932)

 

   Sidney Farnum Abbott, a respected citizen of Andover, died at his home Thursday afternoon [October 27, 1932] after a few days of illness of pneumonia.

 

   Mr. Abbott was born in Andover in 1849, the son of Jonathan and Lucinda Grover Abbott, and had always been engaged in farming.

 

   He is survived by his widow. Mr. Abbott was a member of the Universalist church and was interested in all of its activities. He was a charter and honorary member of the Lone Mountain Grange and vice president of the Andover Public Library Association for many years.

 

   Mr. Abbot was a man of strict integrity, a kind husband, and a conscientious friend.

 

   The funeral services were held at the Universalist church Saturday afternoon, Rev. George W. Keyes, pastor of the First Congregational church of Andover, officiated. The bearers were Marshall Howard, Lewis Akers, John Talbot and Lucien Akers. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.

 

   Those attending from out of town were Mark Wight, Miss Donna Wight, Mrs. Stella Learned of Berlin, N. H., Mrs. Hattie Twombly, Mrs. Eva Hayford, Parker Russell and sister of Hanover, Harry Abbott and Wallace Abbott daughter of Rumford.

Stephen C. Abbott, 1893 - 1954  (From an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  SOUTH ANDOVER - Services were held Saturday [no date given] for Stephen C. Abbott at his late residence a South Andover. [date of death was July 7, 1954] Officiating was Rev. Harold Yates. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Committal services were read at the cemetery by Rev. Mr. Yates. Bearers were Freeman Holt, Harold Jackson, Paul Walker, Bertrand Buck, Gerald Bennett and Robert French.

  Attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Robert French and daughter, Linda, Conway, N.H.; Roberta Abbott, Boston; Carroll Elliot, Marblehead, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Donald McCrillis, Wollaston, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. John McCrillis and daughter, East Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Sarah Meserve and grandson, Hollis Center; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Akers, Needham, Mass.; Harold Jackson, South Paris; Mrs. Irene Walker, Paul Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Irving Chandler, Lovell; Mrs. Warren Buck, South Tamworth, N.H.; Mrs. Marguerite Perkins, Westbrook; Mrs. Doris Harlow, Mechanic Falls;  Doris Glover, Boston; Mr. and Mrs. Graydon Campbell, Erroll, N.H.; Mrs. Blanche Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bennett, Mason  Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bennett, Paul Bennett and Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand Buck, Buckfield; and many friends and relatives from Andover.  

Thomas Parker Abbott, 1823-1906 (From the Rumford Falls Times, November 11, 1906)

††††† Parker Abbott [son of Farnum and Anna Abbott], an old resident of Andover, died at Rumford Falls at his son, Allie Abbott’s on November 18 [1906]. Funeral services on Wednesday. Interment in Andover.

 

Charles H. Adams, ??-1917 (From the Rumford Falls Times, August 25, 1917)

 

†† Friends in this town who have known Charles H. Adams for many years were saddened to hear of his passing away in Norway recently. Mr. Adams lived in Andover when a young man and was a successful schoolmaster in this town.

 

Emma (Sellew) Adams, Abt. 1853-1923 (From the Rumford Falls Times, August 8, 1923)

 

†† Mrs. Emma Adams passed away suddenly Wednesday morning, Aug. 8 [1923] at the Milton House where she had been a guest for several weeks. Mrs. Adams was about 70 years old and had been ill for several months.

 

†† She is survived by two sons, Richard and Robert Adams of California, and a daughter, Mrs. David Sturgis of Gorham, ME, all of whom had visited her during August. Mrs. Adams leaves many friends in Andover where she spent many summers. Interment was Woodlawn Cemetery.

Agnes (Conrad) Akers, 1906 - 1956  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

ANDOVER - Services for Mrs. Agnes Akers were held at 2 p.m. Sunday [date of death was Nov.1956], at the Andover Congregational Church. Rev. Andrew Young officiated. Mrs. Marjorie Young was the organist. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover with services by Mr. Young.

Bearers were Harold Hodsdon, Waldo Merrill, Philip Learned and William French.

The Lone Mountain Grange attended in a group. Attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Erlon Merrill, Mrs. Lesita Akers and Mrs. John Akers, Weston, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Arsenault, Mrs. Flora Arsenault, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Audet, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Conrad and Mrs. Priscilla Sargent, Portland; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Head, West Bethel; and Cecil Conrad, Bethel.


Annie S. Akers, ??-1912 (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 4, 1913)

 

†† Annie S., wife of Clarence Akers of Portland, died Thursday, Dec. 26 [1912] of heart failure at the home of her parents, F.H. Newell and wife of Lisbon where she went to spend Christmas week. Mrs. Akers has been a great sufferer from consumption for the past few years and who has many friends who thought much of her. She is survived by her husband, son by her first husband, father and mother, and one brother. Funeral service was held at Lisbon Sunday afternoon. Beautiful flowers covered the casket. Interment was at Lisbon.

Carroll Akers, 1908 - Abt. 1988  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

RUMFORD - Carroll Akers, 80, died early Saturday morning [no date given but the year was about 1988], at Waterville Osteopathic Hospital where he had been a patient for one week.

He was born in Locke Mills, Aug. 15, 1908, the son of Bert and Maude Downs Akers. He attended local and Canadian schools. He relocated to the Rumford area and was employed as a papermaker by the Boise Cascade Paper Group. He was married to the former Evelyn Kilbreth. She died in 1956.

He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mary Learned of Andover, Mrs. Jessie Shelkis of Mexico, Mrs. Caroline Lane of Fairfield, Mrs. Gloria Duval of Colebrook, N.H.; four sons, Roger Akers of West Paris, Carroll Akers Jr. and William Akers, both of East Poland, and Henry McNeil Akers of Buckfield; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Howard of Dixfield; two brothers, Robert Akers of Andover and Howard Akers of Fryeburg; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Chris B. Akers, 1964 - 1999 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  RUMFORD - Mr. Chris B. Akers, 35, died Sunday December 19, 1999, at the Rumford Community Hospital. He was a resident of 38 Wyman Hill Road in Andover. Born in Rumford, Maine, on May 19, 1964, he was the son of Robert and Elaine (Gammon) Akers.

  He was a graduate of Telstar High School with the class of 1983. He was a self-employed logger. He was an avid racer fan. He loved his wife, family and friends and logging.

  He was married in Rumford, Maine, on September 27, 1999, to Kim Stetson who survives of Andover. Other survivors include newly born twin daughters, Alyssa Rose and Hailey Faith Akers of Andover; his parents, Robert and Elaine Akers of Andover; one sister, Mrs. Kellie Akers Crockett and her husband, Aaron of East Bethel; one niece, Nichole Emerson of East Bethel; two nephews Corey Emerson and Robert Crockett both of East Bethel, and several loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Clarence Edward Akers, 1875-1927 (From the Rumford Falls Times, May 21, 1927)

 

†† Word was received by friends in town Friday of the death of Clarence Edward Akers of Chelsea, Mass. Mr. Akers, who had been in ill health for a long time, was undergoing an operation on his throat when death occurred.

 

†† He was 49 years of age and was born in Andover [May, 1875], the son of John Edward and Henrietta Akers. He was educated in the schools of Andover and for several years was manager for the Mason Manufacturing Co. of Chelsea.

 

†† Mr. Akers had been married twice. His first wife, who was Mrs. Annie Dresser, passed away several years ago. Surviving are his wife, a stepson, Ralph Dresser of Lewiston, a brother, Nathan Akers of Portland, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Marshall of Dixfield and Miss Annie Akers of Portland.

 

†† Funeral services were held at his home in Chelsea, Sunday afternoon at two o’clock. Burial was in the family lot in Winchester.

Cora M. (Cutting) Akers, 1866 - 1945 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   ANDOVER - Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Akers [widow of Winthrop N. Akers] were held in the Congregational church June 26 [1945]. Members from Ellis Glen Temple, Pythian Sisters and Lone Mountain Grange, of which she was a member, were seated in a body. Rev. Linwood C. Potter, pastor of the church officiated. The bearers were Merle Akers, Clarence Hall, Merle Burgess, Irving Akers, Ralph Akers and Raymond Akers. Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn cemetery. Those attending from away were Mr. and Mrs. Merle Burgess, Thomas Burgess, Mrs. William Lynn, Katherine Silver, Mrs. Cora Howe, all of Rumford Center; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Akers, Rumford; Mr. and Mrs. John A Martin, Rumford Point; Mrs. Sherman Newton, East Bethel; William Cutting, Bath; Mrs. Ralph York, Bath; Mrs. Charles Cutting, Richmond, Virginia.

Edward Lincoln Akers, 1915-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, Oct. 26, 1918)

†† Edward Lincoln, the three-year old son of Nathan Akers of Rumford, died Monday afternoon [Oct. 21, 1918] of double pneumonia. Mrs. Harriet Akers [his mother] was buried just a week ago Monday. Mr. Akers is a Rumford mail carrier and his friends in town feel great sympathy for him and his two daughters. Funeral services were held at Andover, Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Allen Brown of Rumford. Interment was at Woodlawn cemetery, beside his mother.

Elaine (Gammon) Akers, 1939 - 2001  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

   NORWAY - Elaine G. Akers, 62, died Friday, Oct. 5, at the Stephen's Memorial Hospital after a yearlong battle with cancer. After living many years in Andover, for the past year she has resided on the Intervale Road in East Bethel.

  She was born in Dixfield, on Jan. 13, 1939, the daughter of Ira and Mary (Lufkin) Gammon, and was a graduate of the Andover High School class of 1957 which was when she was crowned "Andover Winter Carnival Queen."

  Mrs. Akers had worked as a clerk at Key Bank in Bethel and later as an accountant for Bartash's in Rumford. She was a devoted homemaker and loved her family and grandchildren. She loved to cook, making Afghan blankets, and enjoyed her rides in the fall to enjoy the colors. She was married in Dixfield, Dec. 20, 1957, to Robert W. Akers.

  Survivors include her husband of East Bethel; a daughter, Kellie Crockett and husband Aaron of East Bethel; three sisters, Mary Bailey and husband Clarence of Andover, Marion Gordon and husband Robert of Dixfield, Marilyn White of Andover; five brothers, Warren Gammon of Farmington, Clifford Gammon of Peru, Ira Gammon and wife Joyce of Dixfield, Chester Gammon and wife Donna, and Frank Gammon all of Andover; five grandchildren, Corey and Nichole Emerson of East Bethel, Robert Crockett of East Bethel, Alyssa and Hailey Akers of Rumford; a daughter-in-law, Kim Akers of Rumford; and many nieces and nephews.

  She was predeceased by a son, Chris B. Dec. 19, 1999, in Rumford following a two-year battle with cancer; a sister, June Hutchins; and two brothers, Milan Gammon and Ted Lufkin.
 

Frank Edgar Akers, 1857-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 22, 1918)

 

†† Frank E. Akers passed away at his home Sunday evening, January 27 [1918], after a long and lingering illness. Mr. Akers was the son of George and Sarah (Learned) Akers and was born in Andover 61 years ago and had always lived here. He was a member of Cabot Lodge K of P, also a member of Lone Mountain Grange of which he will be sadly missed as he was ever ready to do his part and helped in all offices and will be greatly missed in his home as he was a kind and loving father.

 

†† He is survived by a wife [Minnie] and four daughters; Mrs. Elmer Clough of Oxford, Mrs. Richard Talbot of Augusta, Mrs. Edward Pratt, Jr. and Margaret Akers of Andover. Funeral services were at the Congregational Church Wednesday PM conducted by Rev. Mr. Atwood and Knights of Pythias. The floral pieces were many and beautiful.

 

Fred Henry Akers, Abt. 1859-1931 (From the Rumford Falls Times, August 20, 1931)

 

†† Mr. and Mrs. Lewis C. Akers returned from Weston, Mass., Saturday, where they were called by the death of his brother, Fred Henry Akers, whose funeral was held from the Masonic home on Broadway, Methuen. Services were conducted by John Hancock lodge, A. F. & A. M., for Mr. Akers had been a member of that lodge for 34 years,

 

†† The late Mr. Akers [who was born in Andover July 9, 1858, the son of George G. and Sarah (Learned) Akers] was for a number of years superintendent of Stillwater and also superintendent of the Methuen Town Farm.

 

Gardner Akers, 1851-1909 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, January 1, 1910)

 

†† Saturday, December 25, [1910] occurred the death of Gardner Akers at his home in Andover. He was the son of Samuel and Harriett Abbott Akers and was born in 1851. He was kind-hearted and always ready to welcome friends into his home, was unmarried and had recently lived with a married sister, Mrs. Walter Hanson, who with her husband have kindly cared for him in his last sickness.

 

†† The funeral was held at their home on Monday by Rev. G. B. Hannaford of Rumford.

George G. Akers, 1898 - 1984 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - George G. Akers, 85, died Friday [March 15, 1985] at the Osteopathic Hospital in Portland where he had been a patient for over a year.

   Born at Andover, June 13, 1899, he was the son of Lewis C. and Annie Andrews Akers. He attended Andover schools and graduated from Andover High School in 1917. He married the former Agnes Conrad who died in 1956. Mr. Akers was a lumberman and also had worked at the Swain Mill in East Andover. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias of Andover and the Andover Congregational Church.

  He was an ardent outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and trapping.

   Survivors include, two daughters, Mrs. Olive Parsons of Saco and Mrs. Margaret Cook of Limington; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Merrill of Weston, Mass., and Mrs. Olive Head of West Bethel; and four grandchildren. A son, Lewis C., died while serving in the U.S. Air Force.

   Graveside services will be held in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Those who desire may make donations to his memory to Andover Congregational Church, c/o Marriotte Churchill, Andover. Arrangements by Greenleaf Funeral Home, Vernon Street, Bethel.
 

Guy L. Akers, Sr., 1891 - 1954  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
 
ANDOVER - Guy L. Akers, Sr., 63, died Saturday [July 10, 1954] at Weston, Mass. He was a former resident of Andover.

He was born at Andover Feb. 3, 1891, the son of Lewis C. and Anne Akers. He was employed as an estate caretaker for many years.

He is survived by his widow, the former Lucetta Howard, Weston, Mass., a daughter, Mrs. Jack Williams, Weston, Mass., two sons, Guy Jr. of Marlboro, Mass., and Robert P., U.S. Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md., four brothers, Webster of Coburn Gore, John of Weston, Mass., George of Andover, and Victor of Pittsfield, two sisters, Mrs. Erlon Merrill of Weston, Mass., and Mrs. Paul Head of West Bethel, seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral at 2 P.M. Monday, July 12 at the Baptist Church in Weston, Mass. Committal services at the Woodlawn cemetery, Andover, Me., at 5:30 P.M. Tuesday July with Rev. Easter Peters officiating.

Harriet F. (Learned) Akers, 1879-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, October 19, 1918)

†† Harriet Learned, wife of Nathan D. Akers, died at her home in Rumford Friday P.M. [Oct. 11, 1918], after a few days illness of influenza at the age of 38 years. She was the daughter of Peter W. and Ellen Learned and was born in Andover where she made her home until her marriage 15 years ago, since then living in Mexico and Rumford where by her sunny nature she has made a lot of friends. She was a loving wife and mother and her home was always first in her thoughts. She was a member of the Christian Endeavor Society of Virginia and an active member of the Pythian Sisterhood of Rumford, being captain of the degree team at the time of her death.

†† Besides her husband and three children, she is survived by her father and mother, two sisters and three brothers. Prayers were held at her late home Monday A.M. and burial services and interment were at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Rev. Allen Brown Universalist minister from Rumford conducted the services.

Irving W. Akers, 1883-1959 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Irving W. Akers, 75, died unexpectedly Tuesday [January 20, 1959] at his Pine Street home.

  Born here March 26, 1883, he was the son of Winthrop and Clara Abbott Akers. He was married to the late Olive Fields.

  Surviving are two half brothers, Ralph Akers of Rumford; Merle Akers of this town; two half sisters, Mrs. Florence Burgess of Rumford Center; Mrs. Mary Hall of Rumford Point; a son, Raymond Akers of this town; two step-sons, Everett and Frank Dresser, both of this town; a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert MacLeod of Bucksport; and three grandchildren.

DIED  At Andover, Jan. 20, Irving W. Akers, aged 75. Funeral services will be held from the Andover Congregational Church Thursday, Jan. 22 at 2 P.M., Rev. John Johnston officiating. Entombment in the Andover tomb. Burial in the spring in Woodlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, until 11 A.M. Thursday.  

John Edward Akers, 1846-1923 (From the Rumford Falls Times, December 22, 1923)

 

†† Edward Akers passed away Tuesday, [Dec. 11, 1923] at his home after a few days illness from blood poisoning in his foot. Mr. Akers was born in Andover May 13, 1846, the son of the late John and Nancy (Poor) Akers, and has always lived in Andover. He was one of the town’s earliest settlers and used to be active in town affairs in his younger days. Mr. Akers was a kind neighbor and a friend to all who knew him during a long and useful residence in Andover and will be greatly missed.

 

He is survived by four children, Clarence of Chelsea, Nathan of Portland, and Ellen and Annie Akers of Andover, and two grandchildren, Marjorie and Louise Akers. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Fred Smith and Mrs. H.D. Hanson, and one brother, B.L. Akers to mourn his loss. The funeral was held at the Congregational Church Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C.W. Robinson. Flowers were many and beautiful. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Katherine (Williamson) Akers, RN, 1900 - 1986 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Katherine W. Akers, RN, 85, died Wednesday [April 9, 1986] at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. She had resided at the Pine Point Manor in Scarborough and was formerly a resident for many years of both Andover and Rumford.

  Born at Starks, Aug. 22, 1900, she was the daughter of Fred and Roxie Dolloff Williamson. She was a member of the Greater Rumford Senior Citizens Club, a member of the Mt. Zircon Chapter 142 OES, and was active in the First Congregational Church of Andover. She was a graduate of the Rumford Hospital Association on Oct. 12, 1923 as a nurse under Dr. McCarthy and had served as a nurse in the area for many years. She was married in Andover on Dec. 16, 1936 to the late Victor Akers, who died on Nov. 22, 1978.

  Mrs. Akers is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Meader and Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, with Rev. Ronald Ashworth officiating. Interment in the spring in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday only, 1 to 2 p.m. Those who desire may contribute to American Diabetes Association, Maine affiliate, Inc., 11 Parkwood Drive, Augusta, 04330, or First Congregational Church, Andover, 04216, in memory of Mrs. Katherine W. Akers.

Leslie Akers, Abt. 1861-1917 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 24, 1917)

 

†† News was received Saturday by relatives in town of the sudden death of Leslie Akers at his home in Melrose, Mass. Mr. Akers was the son of the late Samuel and Sarah Akers of this town and when quite a young man went to Boston where he built up quite a business. One sister, Mrs. Etta Abbott lives in this town, besides many other relatives.

Lucetta D. (Howard) Akers, 1894 - 1994  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Lucetta D. Akers, 100, of Wayland, Mass., died Friday, July 22, 1994, where she resided.

  She was born May 23, 1894, [daughter of Marshall and Mary (Glover) Howard]. Mrs. Akers worked as a teacher in the Andover public school system for several years prior to moving to Weston, Mass. where she resided until moving to Wayland, Mass.

  She is survived by two sons, Guy L. Akers of Southboro, Mass. and Robert P. Akers of Grafton, Mass.; one daughter, Barbara A. Williams of Wayland, Mass.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

  Donations can be made to the First Baptist Church in Weston Mass., 657 Boston Post Road, Weston, Mass., 02193.
 

Merle E. Akers, 1908 - 1990  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  WEST PARIS - Mr. Merle E. Akers, 81, of Andover, died Saturday [March 31, 1990] at the Ledgeview Nursing Home, West Paris, where he had been a resident for the past two and a half years. He was a lifelong resident of Andover

  Born in Andover, July 11, 1908, he was the son of Winthrop and Cora Cutting Akers. He graduated from Andover High School. He was a self-employed logger and farmer on Akers Farm all his life until his retirement in 1072. He was a member of Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and in the past had served as a selectman for Andover. He was married in Andover on June 19, 1934, to the late Ruth Bailey who died in Rumford, June 23, 1974.

  He is survived by three sons, Leon of Andover, Melvin of Sanbornville, N. H., and Charles of Palmer, Alaska; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

  At the family’s request, there are no calling hours, but friends are invited to attend funeral services 1 PM, Monday, at the Andover Congregational Church, with Rev. E. Marriotte Churchill officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, ME.

Melvin E. Akers, 1936-2007 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal)

†† Melvin E. Akers., 71, of Linda Lane in Sanbornville, N.H., died suddenly Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2007, at his home.

†† Born Aug. 13, 1936 and raised in Andover, he was a son of the late Merle and Ruth (Bailey) Akers. He had serves an apprenticeship at general Electric in Lynn, Mass., where he was employed for 17 years.

†† He resided on Lovell Lake in Sanbornville since 1966, where he built his home, his pride and joy, where, for the past 10 years, every summer, he would host a General Electric reunion of friends. He was a builder of homes.

†† An avid skier, he enjoyed hiking, bicycling and loved to take family and friends water skiing.

†† Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Cynthia L. (White) Akers of Sanbornville; and children, Dana and Martha Jaquith Akers of Woburn, Mass., Ben Akers and Meg Parker and Isabella Malia Akers of Park City, Utah, Kristan E. Scott and Sumner Scott, Addy, Ashley and Phillip of Barrington, N.H., Russell J. Loncaric and Kathy Chick Loncaric, Mike and Drake of Kailua, Hawaii, Rebecca L Loncaric and Brandon Horton of Pensacola, Fla., and James Warren Akers of Sanbornville; brothers, Leon and wife Trudy Akers and family of Andover, Charlie and wife, Linda Akers and family of Alaska; also his former wife, Jean Akers of Franconia, N.H.

†† There will be no public services, the family will have a private gathering at the lake.

Minnie (Pawe) Akers, 1920 – 2010

ANDOVER, — Minnie M. Akers, 89, of Andover, died Thursday, May 12, at her residence with her loving family by her side.

She was born July 19, 1920, in Andover, the daughter of William Clifford and Irma (Cutting) Pawe. Her mother died when she was 5 years old and she was raised by her aunt and uncle Lee and Rena Falkenham throughout her school years in Andover.

She was married in South Paris in 1938 to Raymond I. Akers, who died in Andover, June 3, 1974. They lived in Andover and spent time at Roxbury Pond and their log cabin. Later, they lived in Crystal Beach, Fla., happily for many winters.

She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church, the Pythian Sisters, and a 50-year member of the Eastern Star. She was a beautiful lady who cherished her family and friends and will be sadly missed.

She is survived by three daughters, Beverly Swan and husband, William, of Andover, Linda Percival and husband, John, of Andover and Julia Gribbin and husband, Tim, of Solebury, Pa., and Andover; and Florida daughter, Linda Creighton; seven granddaughters, Kaye Moren, Karen Swan, Stephanie Percival, Jennifer Mendenhall, Angela Percival, Brigid and Brenna Gribbin; and four great-grandchildren, Erica and Jeremy Moren, Carson McKay and Sophia Percival.

Nathan D. Akers, Abt. 1878-1928 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 5, 1928) 

†† Word was received Sunday of the death of Nathan Dresser Akers, at the Eye and Ear Infirmary, Portland, after a brief illness.

†† Mr. Akers was born in Andover 51 years ago, the son of the late John Edward and Etta (Dresser) Akers. He was educated in the public schools and at Hebron Academy. For several years he taught school and for a number of years was a letter carrier at Rumford. For the last seven years he has been in the employ of the Post Office at Portland.

†† Mr. Akers was twice married, his first wife was Miss Harriet Learned, of this town, who passed away with influenza and the following week their son, Edward of the same ailment.

†† Two daughters were born to them who survive, Mrs. Ray Small of Portland, and Mrs. Roger Mills of Andover.

†† His second wife was Mrs. Effie Stevens who survives him, also two stepdaughters, Glen and Doris Stevens of Portland. And two sisters, Mrs. Frank Marshall of Dixfield, and Miss Annie Akers of Portland; a brother, Clarence E. passed away two years ago.

†† Mr. Akers was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Portland and was most interested in the order. He was a genial, kind-hearted man and his presence will long be missed.

Ralph G. Akers, 1900 - 1960 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Ralph G. Akers, 60, died Wednesday evening  [September 7, 1960] at his residence following a lingering illness.

  He was born May 2, 1900 in Andover, Maine, the son of Winthrop and Cora Cutting Akers. He attended local schools and was a resident of Rumford for 36 years. He resided at 397 Linnell St. He married the former Harriet Nisbet. The former owner of Rumford Lumber Company, he operated the concern from 1941 to 1960. He was a member of Walton Lodge, No. 142, K. of P., the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the BPOE Lodge 862, The Maine Hoo-Hoo, and was a past president of the North Oxford County Fish and Game Association and the Lions Club. He was a member of the New England Lumbermanís Association.

  Surviving besides his widow are two daughters, Mrs. Donald Paine, Farmington, and Mrs. Francis Byron, Wilton; a son, Robert W. of Durham, N. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Hall, Rumford Point, and Mrs. Florence Burgess, Rumford Ctr.; a brother, Merle Akers, Andover; and three grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held at the Congregational Church, Andover, Rev. Leon Strout officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Robert W. Akers 1926 – 2006 (obituary from the Bethel Citizen, April, 2006)

EAST BETHEL - Robert W. Akers, 79, formerly of Andover for many years, died Wednesday, April 19, at his residence on the Intervale Road.

He was born in Livermore on Dec. 10, 1926, a son of Bernard and Bernice (Dyke) Akers and attended schools in Livermore and Andover.

He was a self-employed logger and also worked for David Smith Logging in Andover.

He was married in Dixfield on Dec. 20, 1957, to the late Elaine Gammon who died in Norway on Oct. 5, 2001.

During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army as a Tech.5th grade, 95th Ordnance Company including the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign.

Survivors include a daughter, Kellie Crockett and husband, Aaron, of Bethel; two sisters, Florence Barker of Bethel and Hazel Babb of Livermore; a brother, Walter Akers of Mexico; and five grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, Chris Akers after a lengthy battle with cancer.
 

 Victor H. Akers, 1896 - 1978 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Victor H. Akers, 82, died Wednesday at Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient the past three weeks. He resided at 416 Washington St. where he had lived the past five years. Mr. Akers was formerly of Andover where he had resided for many years.

  He was born Sept. 18, 1896, in Andover, the son of Lewis and Annie Andrews Akers. He was a member of the Greater Rumford Senior Citizens club, the Andover First Congregational Church, 50-year member of Blazing Star Lodge, AF and AM, member of Napoleon Ouellette Post, AL, and the Cabot Lodge, K of P. He graduated from Andover High School in the class of 1914 and was a former selectman and assessor for Andover.

  Mr. Akers was a scaler and woods surveyor for Coe Pingree Co., Bangor, and the Brown Paper Co., Berlin, N.H., for many years until retiring in 1949. He was married In Andover on Dec. 16, 1936, to Katherine R. Williamson who survives of Rumford. He was also an Army Veteran of World War I.

  Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Effie Merrill, Weston, Mass., and Mrs. Olive Head, West Bethel; and a brother, George of Andover.

Winthrop N. Akers, 1858-1929 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, April 12, 1929)

†† Winthrop Newton Akers, a life long citizen of Andover, died Friday night [April 5, 1929] after an illness of several weeks.

†† Mr. Akers, who was 71 years of age, was the son of the late William and Mary (Newton) Akers, and had always lived in North Andover.

†† Several years ago he purchased the John Roberts farm where he has since resided.

†† He was a member of Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and of Lone Mountain Grange.

†† Surviving are his widow and five children, three sons, Irving by a former marriage, Ralph of Rumford, and Merle, who lives at home; two daughters, Mrs. Merle Burgess, of Rumford Center, and Mrs. Clarence Hall, of Andover; and five grandchildren; also a brother, Eben A. Poor, of California, and a sister, Mrs. Lena Graves, of Andover.

†† The funeral services were held in the Congregational Church Monday afternoon, Rev. Gardner Wills, pastor of the Methodist Church at Rumford Center conducted the services. A quartet sang “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere,” and “Lead Kindly Light.” Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery.

†† Editha (Glover) Aldrich, 1916-2004 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, November 24, 2004)

 

Editha G. Aldrich, 88, of Pleasant Street, Norway, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004 at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway.

 

Born Editha Myra Glover in Andover on April 3, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Jesse A. and Winnifred (Learned) Glover. She graduated from Andover High School Class of 1933 and graduated from Pelletier's Beauty School and worked in Norway for a few years before buying and operating Princess Beauty Salon. She opened her first salon at Norway Lake in the '50s. She had a salon on Main Street, Norway before moving to South Paris, then built a new home on Pleasant Street in Norway and moved her shop in her home where she worked for more than 25

†† years.

 

She was a member of the East Otisfield Free Baptist Church and a member of the Women's Circle there. She was a member of Norway Grange 45, member of Retired Senior Volunteer Persons, member of the Past President Business and Professional Women's Club, a member of Maine State Cosmetologist Association, and a member of the South Paris Historical Society.

 

She was married in Norway, on Sept. 28, 1960 to the late Homer C. Aldrich who died in Norway, on Nov. 22, 1996.

 

Survivors include a son, Luther Grover of Oxford; two daughters, Priscilla and husband F. Stanley Gammon of Stoneham, Winnifred Plourde of Auburn; a brother, Sylvanus and wife Harriet Glover of East Andover; three sisters, Christine Ladd of East Andover, Natalie Littlehale of Andover, and Virginia Salisbury of Belfast; and a special granddaughter,Ann; two stepdaughters, Mary and. husband Stanley Grover of South Paris, Martha and husband Murray Shaw of Pa.; two stepsons, Charles and wife Carol Aldrich of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Stephen and wife Joyce Aldrich of Roxbury; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Grover of South Paris; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, andgreat-great-grandchildren; and was predeceased by a daughter, Myra in 1955; a son, Richard in 1986; and a brother, Harold in 2004.

 

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gertrude Decoteau officiating. Interment was at the Pine Grove Cemetery, South Paris.Those who desire please contribute to the East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, c/o David Hankins, Treasurer, P.O. Box 680, Oxford, ME 04270 or to the American Cancer Society, 1 Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240 in her memory. Online condolences and memories may be shared at meaderfh@gwi.net
 

Cora A. (Hanson) Allen, 1862 - 1948 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   Cora A. Allen, 86, died November 16 [1948] at Elsie's Nursing Home where she had been a patient for several months.

   A resident of this community 55 years, Mrs. Allen had made her home at 19 Rumford Avenue.

   She was born at Andover February 4, 1862, the daughter of Lorenzo and Hannah Hanson. She married Isaac W. Allen, who died a few years ago.

   Surviving is a granddaughter, Miriam Stanwood; four nephews, Clifford Rolfe, Claude Rolfe, Herman Hanson, all of Rumford, and Lawrence Wentworth, Somerville, Mass.

   She was a member of the Methodist Church.

  Funeral services were held from the Meader and Son Funeral Home at 2 p. m., Friday. Rev. Harold Yates officiated. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

Merna M. (Hutchins) Allen, 1909 - 1988  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

BATH - Merna M. Allen, 79, formerly of Upton, died Sunday night [March 13, 1988] at a Bath nursing home.

She was born in Andover, Jan. 11, 1909, the daughter of Herbert and Lydia Dunn Hutchins. She attended Andover schools and lived in Upton from 1926 to 1985, when she moved to Bath. She attended Andover schools, and was a trustee of the Upton Community Church. She was also a member of the Ladies Aid Society.

Survivors include two brothers, Basil and Bernard Hutchins, both of East Andover; two sisters, Agnes Avery of Kennebunkport and Rena Falkenham of West Paris.

A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, in the spring.

Royder Allen, 1889-1908 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 29, 1908)

 

†† The funeral of Richard Allen, son of George Allen of Middle dam, was held in the Congregational Church Wednesday morning, Rev. G.A. Martin officiating. The remains were interred in Woodlawn Cemetery. [date of death was February 17, 1908]

NOTE: Andover Town Report lists his name as Royder, Rumford Falls Times shows his name as Richard.

 

Dorothy (Hall) Anderson, 1930-2007 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, July 12, 2007

 

Dorothy H. Anderson, 77, died Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at her home on the East Andover Road, East Andover.

 

Born in Rumford, on March 1, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Josiah and Dorothy (Leach) Hall. She was a graduate of Andover High School. She was an accomplished artist who worked out of her studio at home.

 

Survivors include four sisters, Elizabeth Warner and her husband Calvin of Milford, N.H., Edith Russell of Rumford, Margaret Farrington of Rumford,

Josephine Meisner and her husband Earl of Pembroke; a brother, Robert Hall and his wife Darlene of Andover; brother- in-law, Howard Spidell of Andover, andmany nieces and nephews.

 

Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 10 at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, with the Rev. Jane Rich officiating. Online condolences

and shared memories may be expressed at meaderih@gwi.net.

 

Charles A. Andrews, 1845-1923 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 7, 1923)

 

†† Charles A. Andrews died at his home Tuesday afternoon [April 3, 1923] after a few weeks illness. Mr. Andrews was a native of Rumford and was 77 years old. He came to Andover about 40 years ago and when a young man was engaged in farming and later his trade as a carpenter. He was one of Andover’s prominent citizens, having been active in all town affairs. He was Justice of the Peace and had served as selectman and member of the school board for several years.

 

†† Everyone who had business or social relations with Mr. Andrews feels a sense of personal loss in the going of one so young at heart. The widow [Georgie Howard Andrews] survives him and two daughters, Mrs. Wallie Marston and Mrs. Waldo Merrill, both of Andover.

 

[A much more complete obituary is on page 8 of the April 7, 1923 Rumford Falls Times]

Georgie (Howard) Andrews, 1864 - 1952 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Services for Mrs. Georgie Andrews [widow of Charles A. Andrews] were held at the Andover Congregational Church Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Easter Peters, pastor of the church, officiating. Bearers were Philip Learned, Harold Hodsdon, I.E. Mills and Merton Fox. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. [date of death was September 16, 1952]

  Among those attending from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Howard, Hanover; Mrs. Frye Goddard, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Goddard, Rumford Center; Mrs. Sue Elliot, Helen Elliot, Mrs. Erlon Burns, Mr. and Mrs. William Elliot, Rumford Point; Mrs. Rupert Elliot, North Rumford; Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Thurston, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howard, Mrs. Alfred Welch, Dr. and Mrs., Henry Howard, Rumford; Mrs. Mary Howard, Mrs. Guy Akers, Weston, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Idell Learned, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Merchant, Ridlonville; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McKay, Mexico; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sessions, Middlebury Vt.; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fraser, Charles Marston, Fryeburg; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Grindle Jr., Ellsworth; Mrs. Paul Head, West Bethel; Mrs. Mary Ladd, Bethel; John Howe, Rumford Point; Susan Martin, Mrs. May Hall, Rumford Point; Mrs. Emily Roberts and Mrs. Una Stearns, Hanover.
 

Lucy E. (Morton) Arnold, 1911 - 1999 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Lucy E. Arnold, 87, of Andover, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at Ledgeview Living Center, West Paris, where she had resided since 1991. She had made her home in Andover most of her life.

  She was born in Andover on Sept. 6, 1911, the daughter of Joseph and Edna Ricker Morton and attended Andover schools.

  She was married in Andover on Dec. 30, 1936, to Joseph A. (Arsenault) Arnold, who died in Togus on July l6, 1977.

  She enjoyed working in crafts, especially painting.

  Survivors include two grandchildren, William "Bill" McDougall and his companion, Brenda Castellano of Rumford and Mrs. Michael (Carol) Gaudin of Rumford. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Laurel) McDougall, a granddaughter, Linda McDougall; and two brothers, Eldwin and Alfred Morton.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 20, at the Andover Congregational Church, with the Rev. Jane Rich officiating. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Dorothy J. (LeBlond) Arsenault, 1929 – 2003, (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, June 16, 2003)

RUMFORD - Dorothy J. Arsenault, wife of the late Joseph Alfred Arsenault Sr., passed away Saturday, June 14, [2003] at the Rumford Community Hospital due to a sudden illness.

She was born in Manchester, N.H., June 14, 1929, a daughter of Albert A. and Helen E. Zdon LeBlond.

She graduated in 1947 from the St. Joseph’s High School for Women in Manchester, N.H.

On Oct. 24, 1953 she married her beloved husband Joseph. They shared 41 years together until his passing on Aug. 30, 1994.

Dorothy was a member of St. Athanasius and St. John Catholic Church in Rumford. She belonged to the Wednesday Morning Craft Club and served as secretary to the East Andover Community Club, both of which she was a member for 13 years. She had a special talent for making crafts. Other hobbies included gardening, playing cards and watching birds.

She was able to travel extensively within the United States and Spain with her family as her husband pursued his miltary career. Later on in her life, she cherished the time she could spend with her family, especially the grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Dept. of Agriculture Administrative Assistant III, Deborah Atkinson of Glendale, Ariz.; two sons, Retired Gunnery Sergeant Joseph A. Arsenault Jr. of Farmington, and Special Agent, Department of Defense, Jeffrey L. Arsenault of St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren; and one sister, Patricia Bournival of Manchester, N.H.
 

Joseph A. Arsenault Sr., 1928 - 1994  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  LEWISTON - Joseph A. Arsenault, Sr., 65, husband of Dorothy LeBlond Arsenault of the East Andover Road, Andover, died Tuesday [August 30, 1994] at the Central Maine Medical Center where he had been a patient for one week following a lingering illness.

  He was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Rumford, son of Marc and Agnes (Arsenault) Arsenault and was educated in Rumford schools graduating from Stephens High School in the Class of 1948.

  A resident of Andover for the past eight years, he was retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Tech/Sgt with 20 years of service and had served in the Korean Conflict and in Viet Nam. He was a member of the Napoleon Ouellette Post 24 of the American Legion and the Robert Shand Post 1641 of the V.F.W.

  He is survived by his wife of Andover; two sons, Joseph A. Jr. of Farmington and Jeffrey of Phoenix AZ, a daughter, Deborah Atkinson of Edmond, Okla.; two brothers John and Arthur, both of Rumford; three sisters, Mrs. Philip (Yvonne) Hill of Carthage, Irene Poirier of Rumford and Theresa Perry of Mexico; and six grandchildren.  

Joyce (Sennett) Arsenault, 1919-2001 (Obituary from the Norway Advertiser Democrat, March 1, 2001)

†† RUMFORD - Joyce A. Arsenault, 81, died Saturday, February 24, 2001, at her residence at Swain Brook Apartments in Rumford where she had lived since 1988. She had been a resident of the area most of her life. She was born in Roxbury, Maine on September 28, 1919, the daughter of John and Essie (Hodsdon) Sennett, attended Roxbury schools, and was a Communicant of St. Athanasius - St. John Church in Rumford. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading, especially romance books. She was married in Rumford on April 23, 1938, to the late Joseph "Emile" Arsenault who died in South Paris on February 20, 1988. Mrs. Arsenault is survived by a daughter, Mrs Dianne Cox and her husband, Wilbur of Phillips; a son, Harold Arsenault and his wife Marie of Norway; a sister, Mrs .Mary Hodgkins of Brunswick; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Arsenault of Pelham, NH; 13 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by a son, Clifford Arsenault and two sisters, Mrs .Annie White and Latherine Hall and two brothers, John and James Sennett. Funeral Mass was Tuesday at St. Athanasius-St John Church, Rumford. Interment will be in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Calling hours were Monday at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford.

Judith Austin, Abt. 1846-1923 (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 20, 1923)

†† Mrs. Judith Austin passed away Sunday evening [Jan. 14, 1923] after a lingering illness of several weeks at the home of her brother, Chan York. The remains were taken to South Paris for funeral and burial services.

Alice L. (Milton) Averill, 1912 - 1963 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  SOUTH PARIS - Mrs. Alice L. Averill, 50, wife of Howard Averill, Main Street, South Paris, died Thursday [March 28, 1963] at the CMG Hospital where she had been a patient since Feb. 21.

  She was born in Andover June 20, 1912, the daughter of Frederick A. and Agnes Talbot Milton. Educated in Andover schools, she attended Farmington Normal School for two years and received her BA degree from the University of Maine. She married Howard Averill Dec. 22,  1940, was a member of the First Congregational Church. She was a teacher in Norway Elementary School.

  Surviving are her husband: two sons, Talbot R. and Andrew P., both students at the University of Maine; her mother, South Paris; a sister Mrs. Tressa Stowell, Bryant Pond; two brothers, S. Roger, Norway; and Robert L., Auburn.

Died - In Lewiston, March 28, 1963, Mrs. Alice L.  Averill, wife of Howard Averill of South  Paris. Private funeral services will be held from the I. W. Andrews & Son Funeral Home, South Woodstock, Sunday at 2 P.M., Rev. Kenneth V. Gray officiating. Burial later in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stephens Memorial Hospital in her memory. Visiting hours at the funeral home Saturday afternoon and evening.
 

Alvin L Averill, 1870 - 1959  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Alvin L. Averill, 88, of Main Street, died Wednesday [January 21, 1959] at the CMG Hospital, Lewiston, where he had been a patient 10 days.

  Born here  Sept. 5, 1870, he was the son of  Greenleaf  and Abbie Wyman Averill. He was married to the late Myrtle Dunn. Mr. Averill was a member of the Cabot Lodge, K of P, Andover.

  Surviving are a son, George L. of Rumford; two daughters, Alice Miller of this town, Mrs. Amy Jodrie of Lewiston; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

  DIED  In Lewiston, Jan. 21, Alvin L. Averill, aged 88, of Andover. Funeral services will be held from the Andover Congregational Church, Saturday, Jan. 24, at 2 P.M. Rev. William H. Rittenburg officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover in the spring. Friends may call at Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, after 9 A.M. Friday.
 

Benjamin G. Averill, 1881 - 1955  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

ANDOVER - Benjamin G. Averill, 74, Main Street, died Wednesday [August 17, 1955] at the Cole Nursing Home, Dixfield, where he had been a patient one day.

Born in Andover, Jan. 19, 1881, he was the son of Greenleaf and Abbie Wyman Averill, and was employed as a farmer and power company employee.
Surviving is a brother, Alvin L. Averill, Andover.

Funeral services will be held from the Andover Congregational Church, Friday, Aug. 19, at 2 P.M. Rev. Andrew Young will officiate. Interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

George L. Averill, Jr. 1923-1932 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 10, 1932)

†† The death of George L. Averill, Jr., aged nine years, occurred suddenly at the Pownal State school, March 7 [1932]. The body was brought here and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Averill, South Rumford, the Rev. Esther L. Haskard, officiating. Burial was made in the Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.

†† Surviving are the parents, a sister, Mary Hazel, aged 11, and brother, Melvin, aged 3; also two aunts, Mrs. Amy Jodrie and Mrs. Alice Miller, Andover; and uncles Charles Gorman, Bethel, and Gardner Gorman, South Paris.

Harland E. Averill, 1888 - 1976 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   Harland E. Averill, of Upton Road, Andover, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1976, at the Ledgeview Nursing Home, West Paris, where he was a patient two weeks.

   A life-long resident, he was born in Andover Septa 25 1888, the son of Elijah and Sophia Reed Averill. He was a former member of the Andover Lions Club and was a member of the Andover Congregational Church. Mr. Averill was a woodsman, teamster and Maine Guide for over 30 years until retirement several years ago. He was married to the late Verna Farrington.

   Surviving are two sons, Richard of Duluth, Minn., Howard of Andover; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Stringer of San Jose, Cal., a half brother, John Oldham of West Peru; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Andover Congregational Church with Rev. Carl M. Kingsbury and Rev. David Wuori officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

Howard H. Averill, 1912 - 1986  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

Howard H. Averill of Rumford, formerly of Andover, died Friday, Oct. 3, 1986, at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

He was born in Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 4, 1912, the son of Harland and Margaret Kohlepp Averill. A graduate of Andover High School, Mr. Averill was a resident of Andover until he moved to 323 Cumberland Street, Rumford, 10 years ago. He was a member of the South Paris Masonic Lodge. For many years he was manager of the Shell Service Station I n South Paris and later was employed by the Oxford Paper Company in Rumford until his retirement. He was married to the late Alice Milton.

Survivors include one son, Peter Averill of Bangor. One sister, Mrs. Louise Stringer of Orem, Utah; a brother, Richard Averill of Duluth, Minn., and four grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted Monday noon at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, with rev. Marriotte Churchill officiating.

L. Myrtle (Dunn) (Cutting) (Hutchins) Averill, 1873 - 1949 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Mrs. L. Myrtle Averill, 75, a native of Andover where she had always made her home, died Friday [April 15, 1949] at the Rumford Community hospital where she had been a patient for 10 days.

  She was born in Andover, December 11, 1873, the daughter of Henry and Melvina Marston Dunn. She was married to Alvin Averill, who survives her.

  Mrs. Averill was a member of Ellis Glen Temple, Pythian Sisters, and Lone Mountain Grange. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Edward, Basil and Bernard Hutchins, and Max Cutting; four daughters, Mrs. Maggie Newton, East Bethel, Mrs. Rena Falkenham, Andover, Mrs. Agnes Noble, Kennebunkport, Mrs. Lena[Merna] Allen, Upton; 17 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational Church, at 2 p m, Sunday Rev C C Salisbury officiated. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

  Pall bearers were Louis Hall, Waldo Merrill, Robert Dunn, George Dunn.

  Present at the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Roger Damon, Mrs. Granville Burns, Norway; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Stearns, Hanover; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jodrey and family, Lewiston; Mrs. Albert Allen, Upton; Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Averill and family, Rumford; Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Newton, Eugene Burns, East Bethel.

Maud (Merrill) Averill, 1876-1910 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 14, 1910)

 

†† The funeral of Mrs. Alvin Averill who died Tuesday [May 5, 1910] was held Thursday at one o’clock P. M. Rev. Mr. Packard officiating. The deceased had many friends. She was a young woman 32 years of age. Much sympathy is expressed for the husband and three small children. There were many floral offerings.

 

†† [Mrs. Averill was the daughter of Joel L. and Nora Marston Merrill]

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