Andover Obituaries Beginning with "C"

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Major Stephen Cabot, 1826-1906 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 8, 1906)

[Editor’s Note: Major Cabot was for many years a summer resident of Andover and built the house at the end of Maple Street currently owned by Betty Merrill Britt and Dottie Merrill Roberts. He was also a major benefactor and driving force in establishing the Andover Public Library.]

 

   The funeral services of Major Stephen Cabot, who died at his home in Brookline [MA] November the 23 [1906] were held in the Arlington Street Church on Monday at 12:30 P.M. Rev. Paul Revere Frothingham officiated.

 

   After the church service a military service was conducted by the Chandler Post G. A. R. of Brookline of which Major Cabot was a member. Rev. Henry Barnes, Chaplain of the post, spoke of his love for Major Cabot and in referring to the military career of his former comrade, spoke of those days in Boston in 1863 during the draft riot, and said it was Major Cabot who gave the command to fire the gun that quelled the riot, the issues of which might have proved disastrous to the city.

 

   The casket was covered with a beautiful silk flag and banked with flowers, two color guards standing one at the haed and the other at the foot of the casket holding the flag at half mast.

 

   During the service the Adelphi Quartette rendered “Nearer My God to Thee.” “Passing out of the Shadows,” and “Rest, Soldier, Rest.”

 

   It was a sad and impressive service and the family has the sympathy of their many friends in sorrow.

 

Frederick Caldwell, Abt. 1819-1903 (From the Evening Herald of Rumford, November 11, 1903)

 

   The funeral of Frederick Caldwell [widower of Harriett (Eastman) Caldwell], who died October 26 [1903] after a short illness, was held October 28. The interment was of Farmer’s Hill. Mr. Caldwell was born in the town of Oxford and lived to the good old age of 84. He has always taken a strong interest in town affairs and was a respected citizen. He was the last of seven children.

 

   He leaves two sons and a daughter. He died at the home of his son John with whom he lived. The service was conducted by Rev. S. Holden.

 

Alva Campbell, 1877-1907 (from the Rumford Falls Times, June 1, 1907)

 

   The funeral services of Alvah Campbell were held at the Congregational Church Wednesday May 22 [1907] at 10 A.M., attended by Rev. Mr. Fisher of Mexico.

 

Amos A. Campbell, 1927 - 2009  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal)


   AUBURN — Amos Arnold Campbell, 82, a previous resident of Andover, and for the last 2½ years, a resident of Clover Manor in Auburn, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Hospice House after a short illness.


   He was born April 11, 1927, in Andover, the son of Daniel and Anne Dubois (Woods) Campbell.


   He lived in Andover for 42 years. He worked for Raymond Akers hauling logs to wood mills in Maine and New Hampshire. In 1967, he moved his family to Auburn and worked at Pioneer Plastics until his retirement in 1989.


   He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be remembered by his family, friends and co-workers as someone who loved to tease; who enjoyed life and who lived his life in service to others. He was a gentle man with a kind soul, a man of strong values and who delighted in family traditions.


   On Oct. 29, 1949, he married Leah Mae Stearns. They enjoyed 50 years of marriage. She died Nov. 24, 1999.
He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from April 1945 until July 1946. He left the service to return home to care for his mother who had a terminal illness. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion.


   He leaves behind his son, Larry Campbell of Bear Pond; his daughter, Crystal Guerrette and James Thibodeau of Wales; three grandchildren, Sara Caron and her husband, Craig, Erin Descoteaux and her husband, Robert and Derek Campbell; three great-grandchildren, Olivia and Sophie Caron and Aden Campbell; and many nieces and nephews.


   He was predeceased by his parents; and four siblings Francis Campbell, Marguerite Emerson, Marjorie Jodrey and Cecelia Remington.

 

Annie (Wood) Campbell, 1897 – 1947 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

 

   ANDOVER – Mrs. Annie Campbell, 49, wife of Daniel B. Campbell, died Monday at 12:30 a. m. following a long illness at her home on Upton Road.

 

   She had lived in town for 32 years.

 

   She was born in Lincoln, November 11, 1897, the daughter of Charles Wood.

 

   Surviving besides her husband are five children, Francis B. Campbell, Amos A., Mrs. Floyd Emerson, Mrs. Walter Jodrey, Andover, and Mrs. Francis Remington, York Beach; three brothers, Edward Wood. Denmark, Louis Wood, Westbrook, Charles Wood, Canada, a sister, Mrs. Frank Langevin, Westbrook; eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

Arlow Campbell, 1901 - 1956  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  SOUTH PARIS, June 23, [1956] - Funeral services for Arlow D. Campbell, 55, who died suddenly this morning at the wheel of his car in Norway will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Huff Funeral Home, the Rev. Walter Wood officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

  He was born in Andover, June 2, 1901, the son of Herbert and Gertrude Bragg Campbell. He had been a resident of South Paris 18 years and had been employed by the Paris Manufacturing Co.

  Survivors include his widow, the former Addie Learned; one son, Frank; his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Campbell of Andover; two sisters, Mrs. Beryl Hilton of York Beach and Mrs. Verna Learned of Andover; one brother, Graydon of Errol, N.H.; one granddaughter.

Daniel B. Campbell, 1875 – 1949 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  Daniel B. Campbell, 73, died at his home in Andover January 9 after a long illness.

  He was the son of the late Kingsbury and Clarissa Campbell. He had always lived in Andover.

  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Emerson, Mrs. Walter Jodrey and Mrs. Francis Remington, all of Andover; two sons, Francis Campbell and Amos Campbell, also of Andover, 12 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

  The funeral was held at the Meader and Sons Funeral Home, Rumford, January 11 with Rev. C. C. Salisbury officiating.

  Those attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Graydon Campbell, Errol, N. H.; Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Campbell, South Paris, Mrs. Medora Campbell, South Paris; Mrs. Bertha Noyes and family, North Woodstock, N. H; Mrs. David Murray, Wilton.

  Interment was in the tomb and burial will be in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, in the spring.

Dorothy (Young) Campbell, 1907 - 2001 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, November 7, 2001)

  Dorothy Young Campbell, 94, of Andover, died on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001 at the home of her daughter in Vermont. She lived winters with her daughter in Randolph, Vt., and moved there permanently in 1997.

 She had resided in Andover and Errol, N.H.

   She was born in Buckfield on Sept. 25, 1907, the daughter of John and Jennie (Fowler) Young. She was a graduate of Edward Little High School, Auburn, and Farmington Normal School in 1926.

   She was married in Newry on July 3, 1933 to Graydon E. Campbell; he died in Rumford on Jan. 30,1979.

   Mrs. Campbell taught school for many years in Andover, Magalloway and Wilsons Mills. She was a member of the Maine Teachers Association, the Mayflower Association, Andover Congregational Church, and was active in many social groups in Andover and Errol, N.H. Her hobbies included flowers, crossword puzzles, knitting, sewing and crocheting.

    Survivors include her daughter, Joan Walkman of Randolph, Vt.; a son, John of Durham, N.H.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A sister, Ernestine Boynton; and a brother, James Young, predeceased her.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Andover Congregational Church, with the Rev. Jane Rich officiating. Interment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Ellen (Stewart) Campbell, 1848-1906 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, September 22, 1906)

 

   Funeral services for Mrs. Elbridge Campbell were held from her late home conducted by Rev. Francis Grovenor who spoke words of comfort to the bereaved family.  There was a profusion of beautiful flowers. Mrs. Campbell had been a sufferer a long time from cancer.

 

   Her early home was Rangeley. She spent her married life in Andover. She will be missed in the neighborhood, in the Methodist Church of which she was a member, and in the community. Her burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. She leaves a husband, daughter and two sons [Nelson and Nathan].

Francis B. Campbell, 1915 - 1958 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 8, 1958)

   Francis B. Campbell, of Colby Street, Highland Terrace, Mexico, died May 3 [1958] at his home, He was a former resident of Andover. He had resided in Mexico five years.

   Born September 28, 1915, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Campbell, of Andover, he served in the Army during World War II. He was married to the former Louella H. Lancaster.

   Surviving besides his widow are a son, Herbert H. Campbell, age 8, three daughters, Mary E., Harriett, and Dora L. Campbell, age 6, 4, and three months respectively; three sisters, Mrs. Floyd Emerson, Mrs. Walter Jodrey, and Mrs. Francis Remington of Andover; and a brother, Amos Campbell, of Andover.

   Services were held for Francis B. Campbell [son of Daniel and Annie Campbell] from Meader and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest Ruark officiating. [date of death was May 3, 1958] Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, with committal prayers by Rev, Ruark. Bearers were Raymond Hillman, Stanley Holland Sr., Stanley Holland Jr., Lincoln Weston, Henry Tripp, and Harry Kinnear.

  Attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Amos Campbell, Mrs. Floyd Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Remington. Miss Terri-Ann Remington, David Carter, Mrs. Eldwin Morton, Otis Morton, Raymond Akers, Robert Akers, George Akers, Armand Michaud, Roger McGuire, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jodrey, Miss Sandra Emerson, Francis Remington Jr., Daniel Remington, Mrs. Gertrude Campbell, George Morton, Colby Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Hutchins, Victor Akers, Arthur Whitten, Roger Mills Sr. and Mrs. Catherine McGuire, all from Andover; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Trine, Westbrook; Mrs. Alan Radley, Old Orchard; and Mrs. Kenneth Grant, Dixfield.

Frank Learned Campbell, 1930 – 2009 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, December 23, 2009)

   NORTH WOODSTOCK — Frank Learned Campbell, 79, passed away at home in North Woodstock on Dec. 21.

   He was born in Andover, Dec. 17, 1930, the son of Arlow Campbell and Addie Learned Campbell.

   He attended school in South Paris, and then served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. After military service, he worked locally in manufacturing.
   He enjoyed retirement and the Portland Sea Dogs. His favorite past time was the Boston Red Sox, and seeing them win a World Series in his life time. Walking his boxer dogs, golf, family and friends was another love of his life

   He married Christine Knights on Nov. 27, 1954, celebrating 55 years of marriage, this year.

   He is survived by his wife, Christine Campbell of North Woodstock; daughters, Shari Burnham of Hanover, Terri and her husband, Rick Angevine, of Bethel, Bitty and her husband, Stephen Ross, of South Paris and Judi and her husband, Deven Andrews, of Greenwood; one son, Jeffrey and his wife, Deborah Campbell, of South Woodstock; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Gertrude D. (Bragg) Campbell, 1877 - 1961 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Gertrude D. Campbell, 84, died Monday [January 23, 1961] after a period of failing health at the Tri-State Osteopathic Hospital, Kittery. She had been a patient there for two weeks. In Andover, she had made her home on Maple Street.

  Born Jan. 6, 1877, at Bethel, she was the daughter of LeForest and Emma Kimball Bragg [and widow of Herbert F. Campbell]. She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church. Her husband, the late Herbert Campbell, pre-deceased her.

  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Beryl Hilton, York Beach; a son, Graydon, Errol, N. H.; two sisters, Mrs. Linnie Corey, Plattsburg, N. Y.; and Mrs. Edward Warren, Hanover; 11 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

  Services Friday at 2 p. m. at the Andover Congregational Church., Rev. Nathaniel Pearson officiating. Entombment Woodlawn receiving tomb. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery in the spring.
 

Herbert F. Campbell, 1872 - 1945 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Herbert Francis Campbell, 73, a life long resident of Andover, died Monday afternoon [December 24, 1945] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. H. Learned, following a long period of ill health.

  Mr. Campbell was born in Andover February 17, 1872, son of Kingsbury and Clarissa [Boobier] Campbell.

  Surviving are his wife, the former Gertrude Bragg; three sons and two daughters, Ivan and Arlo of South Paris; Graydon Campbell, of Erroll, N. H.; Mrs. Beryl Hilton of York Beach, Mrs. Verna Learned of Andover; twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren; a brother, Daniel Campbell of Andover, and a sister, Mrs. Cora Churchill, of Mechanic Falls; also nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services were held at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The bearers were T. H. Learned, Graydon Campbell, Lindon Hilton and Francis Campbell. Entombment was in Andover.

  Rev. Linwood C. Potter, pastor of the Congregational Church, Andover, officiated.

Kingsbury Nathaniel Campbell, Abt. 1837-1917 (From the Rumford Falls Times, July 14, 1917)

 

   Nathaniel Campbell died Thursday morning, July 5 [1917] at the home of Frank Langevine of South Andover where he had been boarding for several months. His age was about 80 years. He is survived by two sisters and two brothers.

Louella (Lancaster) Campbell, 1924 – 2003 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 14, 2003)

NORTH CAROLINA - Louella Campbell, 79, died Sunday May 11, 2003 in North Carolina. She was formerly of Andover and Mexico, ME.   

   Born in Mexico, ME on April 1, 1924, she was the daughter of Harold and Edith (Berry) Lancaster. She attended Mexico schools and worked as a Switch Operator at Federal Pacific.

   She was married on July 19, 1947 to the late Francis B. Campbell, who died in Mexico, ME on May 3, 1958.

   Survivors include her son, Herbert and his fiancee, Christine Abbott of Mexico; three daughters, Harriet Seavey and husband Phillip of New London, NC, Mary MacDonald of Albermarle, NC and Dora Easter of Denton, NC; two sisters, Evangeline Buckingham of Lexington, NC and Hazel Hillman of Lee, ME; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

   She was predeceased by a son, Francis Campbell; two Sisters, Laura Jordan and Hester Holland; and a brother, George Lancaster.

   Graveside services will be held 10 AM Thursday at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover with Rev. Robert H. Plummer officiating. Those who desire may contribute to the American Diabetes Assoc. 9 Church St. P.O. Box 2208 Augusta, ME 04330 in her memory.

Octavia (Bragg) Campbell, Abt. 1878-1913 (From the Rumford Falls Times, June 14, 1913)

 

   Mrs. Octavia [Bragg] Campbell, wife of Daniel B. Campbell, [and daughter of LaForest and Emma Kimball Bragg of Upton] passed away Saturday morning, June 7 [1913], at her home on Main Street. Deceased had been in poor health for several years, and for the past two months had been in critical condition from anemia. She was of a retiring disposition, liked by all who knew her, never complaining and thoughtful of others.

 

   She leaves many friends as well as a husband, mother, four sisters and one brother to mourn her loss, and who have been untiring in their devotion to her helpless condition. Deceased was 35 years, 6 mos. of age. Funeral service was held from the Cong’l Church Tuesday at two o’clock. Rev. T.D. Preston officiating. Flowers, silent tokens of love, were given by the family.

Arlene F. (Conant) Capponi, 1927 – 1999, (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, June 23, 1999)

  MEXICO — Arlene F. Capponi, 72, of 48 Kimball Ave., died Tuesday, June 22, [1999] at her home.

  Born in Weld, June 11, 1927, the daughter of Kenneth and Marguerite Bangs Conant, she was a resident of this community most of her life. Mrs. Capponi was a communicant of St. Theresa’s Church and a graduate of Andover High School in the Class of 1945.

  A home maker all of her life, she enjoyed her flower gardens, plastic needlepoint, bird watching especially hummingbirds, knitting and crafts. She was very proud of her family and adored her grandchildren.

  On July 14, 1946 Mrs. Capponi was married to John A. Capponi Sr.

  Survivors include her husband of Mexico; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Daniel Bulger of Frye; three sons and two daughters-in-law, John A. Jr., Timothy and Kathleen, all of Mexico and David and Julie of Skowhegan; six grandchildren, Jennifer Bulger and Aaron, Katie, Jason, Kevin and Michael Capponi; and a sister, Mrs. Maynard (June) Williams of Jay.

  She was predeceased by two brothers, Conrad Conant in 1944 and Keith Conant in 1976.

Alfred Carey, 1871-1930 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, August 14, 1930)

   Alfred Carey, a resident here [Rumford] for the past 39 years, died suddenly at the Horseshoe Valley lumber camp at East Andover, Saturday night [August 9, 1930]. He was found dead in bed by Samuel White, foreman of the camp and Clinton Staples, camp cook, who upon their return from a dance made a tour of inspection of the camp about 1:30 A.M., Sunday. Dr. A.L Stanwood of Andover, was called and pronounced the death, which is thought to have occurred after 9:30 P.M., Saturday, when Mr. Carey retired, due to heart failure.

   Mr. Carey, who had been employed as a woodsman at this camp for the past three weeks, was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, 60 years ago. He came to Rumford in the early days and assisted in clearing the land and building of the dam, the canal and other construction work of those years. He has been since employed as a river driver and woodsman. For the past eight years he has made his home while in town with his niece, Mrs. Albert Plante, of 52 Falmouth Street.

   The body was brought here Sunday morning accompanied by relatives and was later taken to the home of a brother, Mark Carey, of 16 Byron Street.

   Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at nine o’clock, from St Anthanasius Church, the Rev. Fr. D. J. Hagerty officiating. Burial was made in the Catholic Cemetery on the Isthmus Road.

   Surviving are four brothers, Mark Carey, Rumford, John, Robert, and Tom of Sydney, N. S., and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Bernard, Sydney.

Mabel (Foye) Carey, 1861-1906 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 17, 1906)

 

   Rev. G. B. Hannaford was called to Hanover March 11 [1906] to officiate at the funeral services of Mrs. Mabel Carey, daughter of William and Viola Foye. [date of death was March 8, 1906] The decease had been born in Andover forty five years ago [March 15, 1861] and lived there during the early years of her life.

 

   The funeral services were held at the Congregational Church. Her father, mother, brother and two sisters were present. Her parents are 76 years old and this was the first death in the family.

 

   The choir of the church furnished music. Her body rested in a polished oak casket and there were many beautiful flowers.

 

Abbie F. Carpenter, ??-1923 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 17, 1923)

   Word has been received in town of the passing away of Miss Abbie F. Carpenter at their residence at 639 Congress Street, Portland, Feb. 8 [1923]. She was a former prominent Westbrook resident and spent her summers in Andover with her cousins, Mrs. Abbie Poor and Miss Mary Barker, for many years, where she endeared herself to all who associated with her.

David S. Carter, 1902 - 1984 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated Newspaper)

  WINTHROP - David S. Carter, 81, died Monday, March 5, 1984 at Nicholson’s Nursing Home.

  The son of George A. Carter Sr. , and Laura Pickett, he was born April 15, 1902, in Greenville. He attended Greenville schools, and was employed as a cook for many years at Brown Company lumber operations until his retirement. He attended Andover Congregational Church.

  Survivors include a brother, Charles Carter of Greenville Junction; a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Sutherland of Cheshire, Ct.; several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services for David S. Carter will be held Wednesday, March 7 at 1 p. m. from the Andover Congregational Church with the Rev. Marriotte Churchill officiating.

  Entombment will be in Woodlawn receiving vault. Spring interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

  Arrangements are under the direction of Meader and Son Funeral Home Inc, Rumford.

Abbie Cartland, ??-1929 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 8, 1929)

   Miss Abbie Cartland, a teacher in the schools of Windham, died Monday in the Westbrook Hospital of bronchial pneumonia after a few days of illness. In two years she would have taught enough to receive the largest pension for teachers.

   Miss Cartland spent the last two summers in Andover where she made many friends. 

James Carver, Abt. 1842-1908 (From the Rumford Falls Times, November 11, 1908)

 

   Died in Andover, Wednesday, Nov. 11 [1908] James Carver, aged 66 years. Mr. Carver was a veteran of the Civil War and lived in town several years. He was a kind-hearted man.

 

   Funeral services were held Saturday from his home in North Andover, conducted by Rev. Mr. T. H. Derrick.

Willa C. (Spidell) Carver, 1904 - 2001 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, November 15, 2001)

  Willa C. Carver, 97, a former resident of Mexico, died Saturday Nov. 10, 2001 at the Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

  Mrs. Carver was born on June 16, 1904 in Andover, the daughter of Alonzo and Eve (Crooker) Spidell. She had attended Andover schools and graduated from Andover High School with the class of 1921 and had attended Gorham Normal School. She married Jan. 21, 1925, the late Wesley Carver of Mexico.

  Mrs. Carver worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years before retiring in 1967. She was a member of the Mexico Congregational Church and a member of the Rumford Senior Citizens Club, where she served as a volunteer for several years. She was a devoted 76-year member of the Purity Rebekah Lodge of Rumford, where she served in all offices of the local lodge. She was a past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge as well as a past district deputy president.

  Survivors include a son, Stanford and his wife Pauline of Wappingers, N.Y.; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin Street, Rumford with the Rev. Virginia Snapp-Cunningham officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Those who desire, please contribute to the Andover Educational Fund, c/o Sharon Hutchins, P.O. Box 32, Andover, ME 04216 in her memory.
 

Adelard G. Cayer, 1925 – 2003 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, April 7, 2003)

  FARMINGTON—Adelard G. “Ducky” Cayer, 77, of Andover, died peacefully Sunday, Apr. 6, at the Franklin Memorial Hospital with his family beside him.

  A lifelong resident of the area, he resided on the Wentzell Road, Andover.

  He was born in Rumford on July 13, 1925, the son of George and Josephine Tousignant Cayer, and graduated in 1943 from Stephens High School in Rumford.

  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, earning the American, African and Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbons and a Victory Medal after flying numerous missions over the European Theater.

  He served with the 15th Army Air Corp B-24 Liberators as a Radio Operator/Gunner in the 781st Bombardment Squadron H, 465th Bombardment Group stationed in Pantanella Airfield Italy from 1944 to 1945.

  He retired in 1987 from the Boise Cascade Paper Group, Rumford Mill, as a Quality Control Foreman after 43 years of service.

  Since his retirement, Mr. Cayer, better known as “Ducky” to all his family and friends, was very active in the Ellis River Riding Club in Andover where his humor will be missed by all members who knew him.

  He was a Registered Maine Master Guide for more than fifty years. He was known for his extensive knowledge of and love for the outdoors. He was an accomplished expert in the field of firearms and ammunitions. He shared his legacy with many.

  He was married in Rumford on July 30, 1950 to Gloria T. Arsenault, his beloved wife of 53 years, who survives, of Andover.

  Other survivors include two daughters, Deborah Cayer and her husband Matthew Bean of Andover, and Sharon Perkins and her husband James of Cornish; a son, George Cayer and his wife Lori and their two daughters, Larissa and Hillary Cayer all of Rumford.

  He was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Cayer; and three sisters, Georgette, Regine and Irene of Rumford.

  He was instrumental in handing down his lifelong outdoor traditions to many friends and family, especially his granddaughters, whom he helped become avid outdoor girls, hunters and shooters.

Myra E. Chaisson, 1954 - 1962  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun)

  ANDOVER - Services for Miss Myra Chaisson and Russell L. Wentzell were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday [August 7, 1962], at the Andover Congregational Church with Rev. Nathaniel Pearson officiating and Mr. Larson Hiltz, organist. Services were also conducted by the Andover Cabot Lodge and the Knights of Pythias. Lone Mountain Grange, of which Mr. Wentzell was Master, attended.

  The young lass was born in Rumford, Nov. 1, 1954, Nov. 1, 1954, daughter of David and Philena Chaisson Crooker. She would have been a second grade student at the  Abraham Lincoln school in Cambridge [Mass] this fall.

  Besides her parents and her brother [David], she is survived by another brother, John; a sister, Mary, all of Cambridge; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Crooker, East Andover, maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mary P. Crooker, East Andover; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Chaisson, Cambridge; and her paternal great-grandfather, John McPherson, Mexico.

  The Chaisson  burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Committal services were conducted by Rev. Nathaniel Pearson. Bearers were Allston Meisner, Orville Meisner, Mervin Farrington and Linwood Averill.  

Alfred D. Chandler, 1918 – 2007 (Obituary from the Los Angeles Times, May, 2007)

 

 Alfred D. Chandler Jr., 88, Harvard business historian wan a Pulitzer Prize

 

   Alfred D. Chandler Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning business historian who showed how transformations in management structure helped drive capitalism and affected economies worldwide, died of cardiac arrest May 9 at Youville Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. He was 88.

 

   Chandler retired in 1989 from Harvard Business School after a long career in academia. He wrote or edited more than 25 books, including "The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business," which received the 1978 Pulitzer in history and Columbia University's Bancroft Prize.

 

   Long regarded as the dean of management theory, he was responsible for exhaustive studies of major U.S. corporations such as the chemical giant DuPont, Standard Oil and General Motors. He also assisted legendary

GM board Chairman Alfred P. Sloan with his memoir, "My Years with General Motors."

 

   The study of innovation and how wealth is generated was at the core of much of his work, and Chandler remained relevant to generations of business consultants and students. He asked repeatedly, in researching the success or failure of companies from the Industrial Revolution to the present: What made for change? Why did it come when it did and in the way it did?

 

    For answers, he usually turned to an analysis of management structure. From his earliest studies, he chronicled how in the late 1800s the railroad and telegraph made rapid industrial growth possible and how the gray-suited executive class gradually replaced the entrepreneurial tycoon as the chief corporate power.

 

    To shun the standard focus on 19th century "robber barons" in favor of a more nuanced look at corporate supervisors was considered a major shift in historical review.

 

In this transition to a greater professionalism, he wrote about the birth of "a new economic Institution, the managerial business enterprise, and a new subspecies of economic man, the salaried manager."

 

He advocated the importance of this salaried manager as an independent force in business, a person whose expertise was portable and not forever tied to the company he over-saw.

 

"The Visible Hand," which championed his notion of the expert salaried manager, challenged 18th,century economist Adam Smith's emphasis on the "invisible hand" of free-market forces in capitalism.

 

   Chandler's key works also included "Strategy and Structure," a study of organizational hierarchy, and "Scale and Scope," a comparative history of hundreds of large corporations in the United States, Britain and Germany.

 

   In recent years, Chandler wrote about the electronics and pharmaceutical industries. He also spoke about changes he observed in big business during his career.

 

   "The most important difference — and this has been happening since the 1880s — is the continuing transformation of big business by high-technology firms," he told Fortune magazine last year.

 

    "When a new science appears, they commercialize it globally. In the 1880s the new technologies were electricity and steam. The Germans commercialized them first. Pretty soon you could telegraph China and ship your products to the Chinese dye industry. Today it's biotech."                   

 

   Alfred DuPont Chandler Jr. was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Guyencourt, Del. He was unrelated to the Delaware Du Ponts who started a chemical company that bears their name.

 

    He spent several early years in Buenos Aires, where his father was a representative of a Philadelphia-based locomotive company. At 7, Chandler became enamored with history after his father bought him Wilbur Fisk Gordy's primer, "Elementary History of the United States." He read the book nearly 20 times.

 

 He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and went on to Harvard University, where he excelled on the sailing team with another member of the Class of 1940, John F. Kennedy. Chandler was a Navy veteran of World War II.  

 

He returned to Harvard for a doctorate in business history.

 

After teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University in 1963 and rose to history department chairman.

 

Harvard hired Chandler in 1971.

 

   Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Fay Martin Chandler of Cambridge; four children; two sisters; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.  

 

Harriet Freeman Chandler, ? – 2009 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, January 14, 2009)

 

   Harriet Freeman Chandler of Woodbury, Ct died at home with her daughter, Tammis, by her side at midnight January 8, 2009. All of her children and grandchildren were gathered by her side for the New Year’s weekend.

 

   Her last words were, “Thank you so much, I am so blessed, it’s time for me to go, good luck.” She will be dearly missed by her family and friends and goes now to join her beloved husband, Will.

 

   Surviving are her four children, Michael of Chapel Hill, NC, Tammis of Los Angeles, CA, Nicholas of Boston, MA, and Peter of Santa Fe, NM; and her seven grandchildren. She also leaves a brother, John Freeman and his family, and the family of her recently departed sister, Marie

 

A memorial service is planned for Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Andover Educational Fund, PO Box 32, Andover, ME o4216-4351. The Woodbury Connecticut Funeral Home of Munson – Lovetere, 2 School St., is in charge of Arrangements.

 

William R. Chandler, 1923-2006  (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, October 19, 2006)

   William Ramsay Chandler, 83, died peacefully Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at his home in Woodbury, Conn.

   “Willy” was a warm-hearted soul and we miss him. He will be remembered forever by family and friends as an inspiration of positive spirit, intelligence, open mindedness, fun, determination and kindness. High-tech before they invented the category, Will helped bring banking into the computer age, and was an intuitive master of all things electronic, both at work and at home. His inspiration extends well beyond his technical skills.

   Will loved to sail and shared that love throughout his life with his family and through voyages to and around Nantucket and the Caribbean, and with all the kids who learned to race with his help at the Middlebury Swimming Club.

   He was a master story teller as well as a prankster and a pyrotechnic and infused our daily lives and major life events with a sense of celebration that we honor him by continuing to this day and beyond.

   Will was born in Wilmington, Del., on Sept. 25, 1923, the son of Alfred and Caroline Chandler. He was educated at the Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania and graduated from Harvard College in 1947 after serving as a pilot in the U.S. Navy.

   After coming Waterbury to work at Scovill, he joined the Waterbury National Bank and started the Automated Accounting Center of Connecticut as a division of the bank, for which he had to get permission of the Treasury Department to use computers for banking business.

   Later he founded Data Pack, Inc. to provide automated accounting services and payroll processing for many Connecticut businesses.

   He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Harriet Chandler, and their children, Michael and his wife Beth of Mebane, N.C., and their children, Sky and Erica; Tammis and her husband Gaston Biraben of  Los Angeles, Calif., and their children, Amancai and Matias; Nicholas and his wife Toni of Topsfield, Mass., and their children, William, Michael and Daniella; and Peter of Santa Fe, N.M and his son Dylan and fiancé Susan. He joins his sister, Mary Merrill.

   A memorial celebration is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the Andover Educational Fund, P.O. Box 32, Andover, ME 04216; (207-392-4351; e-mail edfund@megalink.net) or the National Parkinson’s Foundation (www.parkinson.org).

Charlotte M. (Poor) Chapman, 1836-1924 (From the Rumford Falls Times, November 15, 1924)

   The remains of Lottie Chapman, widow of the late Horace Chapman, [and daughter of Benjamin and Catherine Montgomery Poor] were brought to Andover Monday for interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Chapman, who died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Agnes Knight, of Dorchester, Mass., was 88 years of age and had been in feeble health for several months. She is survived by several sons and daughters, and a brother, Charles Poor, of this town.

 

Bessie E. Chase, 1875 – 1962  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 3, 1962)

 

   ANDOVER – Mrs. Bessie E. Chase, widow of Robert R. Chase, formerly of Andover, died Wednesday, April 18 [1962] at a Bath nursing home after a long illness.

 

   For the past 11 years she had lived in Bath. She was a native of Londonderry, Nova Scotia, born September 19, 1875. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Calder (Elizabeth Carmain). She was a member of the Congregational Church here.

 

   Surviving are two sons, Clyde C. of bath and George R. of Andover, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

George R. Chase, 1907 - 1982  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  George R. Chase of Andover died Tuesday, May 11, 1982,at the Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient for six days.

  He was born in Hanover on October 30, 1907, the son of Robert and Bessie MacDonald Chase. He was a lifelong resident of Andover. He attended Andover schools. For many years he had owned and operated his own lumber mill and later worked in the Maine Department of Highway Transportation for 12 years until his retirement. He was a past chancellor and member of Cabot Lodge Knights of Pythias, Andover. He was married in Rumford Center on April 23, 1935 to Helen Deroche, who survives of Andover.

  Surviving are one son, George W. Chase, Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Madeline Wells and Mrs. Jean Gammon, both of Andover; one brother, Clyde Chase of Bath; and six grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held this Thursday at Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford, with. Dr. J. Philip Jackson officiating. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

Helen M. (DeRoche) Chase, 1920 - 2000  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  RUMFORD - Helen M. Chase, 80, of Andover, where she had resided on North Main St. for many years, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, [2000] at the Rumford Hospital.

  She was born in Mason, N.H, Feb. 7, 1920, the daughter of Daniel and Ella Jane (Butler) DeRoche, and had attended schools in New Hampshire and Maine. She had worked at Andover Wood Products and at Diamond National Mill in West Peru for over 28 years.

  She was formerly active in the Lone Mountain Grange and the Pythian Sisters in Andover. She enjoyed watching birds, her dog "Sparky," horse shows, her grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's baseball and softball games, going to her hunting camp and having cook outs, and especially going to Dick's Restaurant in Mexico.

  She was married in Rumford Center, on April 23, 1935, to the late George R. Chase who died in Rumford, on May 11, 1982.

  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Madeline) Wells of Andover, and Jean Gammon of Andover; a son, George "Bud" and his wife Patsy of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Lena Griffin of Boscawen, N.H.; five grandchildren, Jackie Gammon of Andover, Lori Kersey and husband Leo of Dixfield, Robert Chase and Meggan of Andover, Brian Chase and wife Meagan of Dixfield, and Tracy Rainey and husband Jeff of Andover: nine great-grandchildren, Rose Arsenault of Rumford, Leo Kersey IV of Dixfield, Erik Kersey of Dixfield, Brooke Kersey of Dixfield, Corey Coolidge-Chase of Bethel, Joshua Rainey of Andover, Kevin M. Chase of Dixfield, Jacob Rainey of Andover, and Cameron Chase of Andover; several nieces and nephews.

  She was predeceased by a grandson, Kevin Gammon; three sisters, Ruth Tierell, Mary Lemire and Hattie DeRoche; three brothers, Edward, Lester and Fred DeRoche.  

Dr. Alan Arthur Chastanet, 1921-2007 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, April 22, 2008)

ANDOVER - Dr. Alan Arthur Chastanet, M.D., of Andover, and Plymouth, Mass., died Sunday, April 20, at his home, Pynelis, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born in Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies, on Sept. 7, 1921, the eldest son of Arthur Charles Chastanet and Iris (Monplasir) Chastanet, in a family of 10 children. He was educated at St. Mary's College in Castries, St. Lucia.

During World War II, he served as a civilian radio operator in HMS Royal Navy in St. Lucia. He attended Harvard Dental School, receiving a D.M.D. degree in 1951, an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School in 1953, and did his internship and residency program at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Mass.

He was a board certified radiologist who practiced at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Mass., for 30 years, retiring in 1988. He had a private radiology office in Franklin, Mass., where he also served as town physician. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was honorably discharged in March 1969.

He moved his family to Maine in 1989, and began a second career as chairman of the Department of Radiology at Rumford Community Hospital, Rumford, until his retirement in September 2007.

While in Maine, he enjoyed gardening, his orchard, raising sheep, and restoring his historic home, Pynelis, in Andover. He was an avid reader and enjoyed discussing politics. For many years, he enjoyed lobstering and fishing at the family's summer home in Plymouth, Mass. He was a communicant at Zion Lutheran Church, Plymouth, Mass.

He was a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Radiology, Society of Nuclear Medicine, Massachusetts Medical Society, Maine Medical Society, and Bristol North Medical Society.

He leaves his wife, Marcia A. Chastanet of Andover; their three children, Michele L. Chastanet-Shinn, her husband, J. Robert Shinn, and their two sons, Hayden Alexander and Riley Alan Shinn, of Hawthorn Woods, Ill., James Alan Chastanet of Arlington, Va., and Ryan M. Chastanet of Bethel; three sons from his first marriage, David L. Chastanet and his wife, Nancy, of Riverside, R.I., Paul Chastanet and his wife, Lori, and daughter, Jordan of Northboro, Mass., and James Arthur Chastanet of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Alice Kefalas of Lexington, Mass., and June Zenar of Plantation Hills, Fla.; along with three brothers, Sir Michael Chastanet of Castries, St. Lucia, W.I., Desmond Chastanet of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Dr. David Chastanet of White Plains, N.Y.

Elwin H. Chenery, 1958-1974  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, January 3, 1974)

  Fifteen year old Elwin H. Chenery of East Andover died Wednesday, December 26, in an accident which occurred in East Andover. The youth was reportedly crushed to death when the vehicle on which he was working slid on an ice covered grade and overturned on him.

  He was born in Rumford on February 1, 1958, the son of Wilbur and Jeannette Longley Chenery. He was a communicant of St. Anthanasius – St. John Church in Rumford. A former member of the Boy Scouts, he was a member of the Calvary Church Youth Group and had worked in the neighborhood for several years doing odd jobs. He was a member of the eighth grade at Telstar High School, Bethel.

  Surviving are his parents of East Andover; two sisters, the Misses Vicki and Carrie Lynn Chenery; a brother, David Chenery, all of East Andover; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mae Maddix of Norway; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Longley of Rumford, and a paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Farrington, of Norway.

  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the St. Anthanasius – St- John Church , Rumford, on Saturday, December 29 at 9 am for Elwin H. Chenery of East Andover. Rev. Maurice Morin served as celebrant. The Mass was held jointly with his cousin, Baby Mark S. Longley.

  Entombment was in the St. John’s receiving vault, Rumford, and burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Rumford in the spring.

  Bearers were Edwin Longley Jr., of North Leeds; Joseph Longley of Chisholm; Robert Elliot of Mexico; Ralph Sherwood of South Paris; Sherman Maddix of Oxford; and Lyndon Cantin of Rumford.

Jeanette T. (Longley) Chenery, 1935-2006 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, November 8, 2006)

AUBURN – Jeanette T. Chenery, certified nurse’s aide, 71, of Andover, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Hospice House.

She was born in Rumford, on Sept. 26, 1935, a daughter of Edwin and Anne (Levesque) Longley. She attended schools in Mexico, and received her C.N.A. from the Rumford Community Hospital in 1974. She worked at the Cozy Inn Nursing Home a short-time and then at the Dixfield Nursing Home and later at the Rumford Community Hospital for 19 years until retirement in 1995.

She was a communicant of St. Theresa Church and was a child of Mary of the church. She was a member of St. Timothy Circle 504, Daughters of Isabella and an honorary member East Andover Community Club, which she joined in 1957, and was a member for many years. Many family members will remember her for her Christmas parties, love of family and holidays.

She was married in Mexico, on July 14, 1955 to the late Wilbur H. Chenery Jr., who died in Rumford on July 1, 1996.

Survivors include a son, David Chenery, and companion, Stacie, of East Andover; two daughters, Vickie Cuff, and husband, Robert Sr., of East Andover and Carrie-Lynn Chenery, and companion, Raymond Herrick Sr., of Biddeford; a sister, Nancy Brackett of Portland; two brothers, William Longley, and wife, Jinny, of Jay and James Longley, and wife, Juanita, of Lewiston; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Elwin Chenery; a grandson, Michael Cuff; four sisters; and a brother.

A very special thank-you to the doctors and nurses at hospice who made her final days very special and peaceful. God bless you all for your kindness.

Wilbur H. Chenery Jr. 1931 - 1996  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Wilbur H. Chenery Jr., 65, died Monday, July 1, [1996] at the Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient the last two days. A life-long resident of the East Andover area, he was born in Andover, April 10, 1931, and was the son of Wilbur H. and Mae (Farrington) Chenery. A high school graduate, he had attended Andover schools. During the Korean War he received a Purple Heart while serving as a Corporal in the U.S. Army.

  For a time he worked for his uncle Lester Farrington at Farrington's Lumber Mill and in later years served as Road Commissioner for the Town of Andover for over 28 years until retirement due to ill health on June 25, 1996.

  He was a member of Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion, member Robert Shand Post 1641, V.F.W., member of Andover Volunteer Fire Department where he had served over 20 years. He was a communicant of St. Theresa Church. He was married in Mexico, July 14, 1955, to the former Jeannette T. Longley who survives of East Andover.

  Other survivors include his mother, Mae Maddix of East Andover; two daughters Mrs. Robert (Vickie) Cuff Sr. of East Andover and Mrs. Raymond (Carrie-Lynn) Herrick Sr. of Rumford; one son, David and his wife, Stacie Chenery of East Andover; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Pearl) Elliott of Upper Dam, Richardson Lakes and Mrs. Ralph (Ruth) Sherwood of Black, Ala.; one half-sister, Mrs. Ted (Bernice) Kehn of Houlton and Norway; one half-brother, Sherman Maddix of East Andover; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Predeceased by a brother, Elwin H. Chenery who died Dec. 26, 1973.
 

Arthur Edward Clark, 1875 - 1944 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  The funeral services for Arthur Clark [the son of Edward D. and Minnie (Lovejoy) Clark], who died Tuesday morning last week [August 1, 1944] were held at his late home Friday afternoon and were largely attended. Rev. Linwood C. Potter, pastor of the First Congregational church, officiated.

  Pall bearers were I. E. Mills, Frank H. Newton, Robert Swain and Timothy Learned.

  Among those attending from away were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bowen, Mrs. Katherine Bowen, Harry Clark, Jack Clark, Providence, R. I.; Mrs. Matilda Couilling and daughter, Hazel, Phillips; Mrs. Pauline Lovejoy, Hanover; Mrs. Helen Martin, Rumford Point; Mrs. Cecelia Elliot and daughter, North Rumford; Mrs. Rebecca Crossman, Beverly, Mass.; Ernest Glover, Frye.

Edward L. Clark, 1906-1930 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 7, 1930)

   The death of Edward Clark, aged 24, occurred Friday [February 28, 1930) at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clark, Main Street, following a long illness.

   Mr. Clark was born in Andover, and was educated in the Andover public schools, and in Providence, R. I., and was employed in Michigan before becoming ill a year ago, when he returned to Andover.

   He entered Hebron Sanitorium in the fall and was brought to his home in Andover a week before his death.

   Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Grace Bowen, of Providence. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon. Rev. James Renfrew officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Nina A. (Hall) Clark, 1880 - 1955  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Mrs. Nina A. Clark, 74, died Tuesday [no date given, but year was 1955], in Providence, R. I., where she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Bowen.

  She was born December 17, 1880, in Andover, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Hall. She was the widow of Arthur E. Clark. She was a member of New Century Pomona Grange, 20, Andover, and a member of the Andover Pythian sisters.

  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bowen, and a sister, Mrs. Matilda Coulling, Wilton.

  Services for Mrs. Clark were held at Andover Congregational Church with Rev. Andrew Young officiating. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Bearers were Louis Hall, Charles and Tim Learned, William French, Freeman Holt, and Philip Abbott.

Rose (Hewey) Clark, 1855-1914 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 14, 1914)

 

   Rose (Hewey), wife of Samuel E. Clark, passed away at her home in the village Saturday, March 7 [1914], aged 59. Mrs. Clark had been an invalid with rheumatism for many years, being confined to her bed or wheelchair and was a great sufferer.

 

   She is survived by her husband and one sister, Evelyn Hewey of Connecticut, besides many friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at her late home, conducted by Rev. H.L. Hanson, Baptist minister from Rumford. There was a profusion of flowers.

Thelma (Poor) Clark, 1905 - 2002   (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, September 11, 2002)

  LOWELL, Mass. - Thelma Clark, 97, died Aug. 8, [2002] at the Fairhaven Nursing Home in Lowell, Mass.

  She was born in Andover on Aug. 4, 1905, daughter of the late Archer D. Poor and Susan (Goodwin) Poor. She graduated from Andover High School and Nasson College, majoring in dietary science.

  She married Harry J. Clark in 1927 and lived in Cambridge, Mass., raising two children, Gordon and Susan. After her husband’s death, she worked for the Harvard Alumni Association. She then moved to Andover and became the family genealogist. She enjoyed traveling, especially visiting her family in Oregon, and was active in the Friday Club, Ladies Aide and the Andover Congregational Church.

  She is survived by a sister, Althea F. and her husband F. Roger Milton of Auburn; a brother, Archer D. Poor Jr. of Andover; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

  She was predeceased by her son, Gordon; and her daughter, Susan Graham.
 

Sally A. (Deanis) Cloutier, 1945 - 2002  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, June 12, 2002)

 RUMFORD - Sally A. Cloutier, 56, of Mexico, died early Sunday morning, June 9, [2002] at the Rumford Community Home, where she was a resident for three years.

  She was born in Rumford on July 21, 1945, the daughter of Joseph and Eleanor (Beck) (Ames) Deanis. She was educated in Mexico schools.

 On Nov. 9, 1963, she married Ernest Cloutier.

Her family was her pride and joy.

 She went by the motto, “When I quit this mortal shore and mosey ‘round this earth no more, don’t weep, don’t sigh, don’t grieve, don’t sob. Don’t go and buy a large bouquet for which you’ll find it hard to pay. Dont stand around me looking blue, I may be better off than you.”

  Survivors include her husband of 38 years; a son, Ernie and wife Gena of Dixfield; a daughter, Sherry Tidswell and fiancée Greg Clark of Dixfield; a special granddaughter, Bethany Tidswell of Dixfield; four special grandsons, Justin Tidswell, Chase Clark, and Brandyn and Joel Cloutier, all of Dixfield; two brothers, Gerald Deanis and wife Helen of Roxbury Pond, and Barry Deanis and wife Cyndi of Rumford; two sisters, Patricia Broomhall of Mexico, and Phyllis Nicols and husband James of Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.
 

Alice H. (Perry) Coburn, 1867 - Abt. 1947  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

 Mrs. Alice H. Coburn, 80, widow of  Edwin F. Coburn, of Andover, died Friday forenoon, June 27, [1947?] at the Nursing Home of Mrs. Norman Davis, 30 Drummond Street, where she has been a patient the past two weeks. Before entering the home she lived with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whiting, 41 Whitney Street, since April 28.

  Mrs. Coburn was born at Madrid, June 6, 1867, the daughter of Freeman L. and Marie Soule Perry. Her late husband, Edwin F. Coburn, owned and operated Lakewood Camp at Middle Dam for 50 years prior to his death in 1943. Mrs. Coburn always maintained her home at Andover.

  She was a member of the Congregational Church at Andover, Ladies Aid, Kings Daughters, Grange, Friday Club, and Sisterhood of K. P. Surviving are a half-sister, Mrs. Alice Marden of Phillips; several nieces and nephews; two cousins, Mrs. Arthur Whiting of Auburn and Mrs. Herbert McIntosh of Oxbow.

  Funeral at 2 P. M. from the Greenleaf Funeral Home at Bethel.
 

Edward Coburn, 1868? - 1943 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  The funeral services for Edward Coburn, 75, who died at Holyoke, Mass., Thursday April 29 [1943] were held at the Greenleaf funeral home, Bethel, at 2 p. m. Sunday.

  He was widely known as the owner of Lakewood Camps, Middle Dam, for many years, where a host of friends will miss his genial smile and hearty welcome.

  He and Mrs. Coburn had spent the winter at their home in St. Petersburg, Florida, and were on their way to Andover when he was stricken with ptomaine poison.

  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Coburn, who arrived in Andover Saturday afternoon accompanied by friends from Holyoke.

  The funeral, which was largely attended, was conducted by Rev. Linwood C. Potter, Andover. Burial was in the cemetery at Bethel.
 

Addie (Barrett) Colby, 1852 - 1943 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

 Funeral services for Mrs. Addie L. Colby, 91, who died in Auburn Friday night, [October 1, 1943] were held from the memorial chapel of Dillingham and Son, Auburn, Sunday at 9:30 a. m. Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn cemetery, Andover. Mrs. Colby, who was the widow of William Colby, was born October 22, 1852 at Andover, the daughter of Reuben and Joan Hewey Barrett. She had lived winters in Florida and at Atlantic City, N. J. She was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal church and Pine Cone Chapter, O. E. S.

  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. C. W., Dexter, Auburn and Bedford, Mass.; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
 

Genevieve R. (Emery) Colby, 1919 - 1991  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Mrs. Genevieve "Jennie" R. Colby of Andover died Monday, April 1,1991 at Rumford Community Hospital.

  Mrs. Colby was born in Kittery Oct. 14, 1919, daughter of Edgar and Marguerite Littlefield Emery. She was a graduate of Morse High School, Bath, and was a bank teller for many years, retiring from Bath Savings Bank in 1981. She married Willard P. Colby in Bath on Oct. 17, 1936.

  Survivors include her husband of Andover; one daughter, Mrs. Bobby (Judith) Richardson of Andover; 3 grandsons and 2 great grandchildren.

  Funeral services are being held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin Street, Rumford. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home after 1 p.m., prior to the funeral. Those who desire may make contribution in her name to Andover Rescue, c/o Ken Dickson, Andover, Maine 04216.

Pauline M. (Crooker) Colby, 1908 – 2004 (Obituary from the Concord, NH Monitor, May 27, 2004)

  GROVELAND, Mass. -- Pauline M. "Polly" Colby, 95, formerly of Main Street in Pittsfield, died Tuesday  [May 25, 2004] at the home of her daughter in Groveland, Mass., after a short illness.

  She was born in Andover, Maine, [October 25, 1908] the daughter of Calvin and Mary (Jank) Crooker.

  She lived in Norwood, Mass., before moving to Pittsfield in 1951.

  Colby was a member of the First Congregational Church in Pittsfield, where she was a member of the Dorcas Guild and the Ladies Aid.

  She was a member and past worthy matron of the Pleiades Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Pittsfield and a longtime member of the Pittsfield Women of Rotary.

  Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Colby of Rochester and Bruce Colby of Lexington Park, Md.; a daughter, Barbara Band of Groveland, Mass.; a sister, Louise Leach of Tilly, New Brunswick, Canada; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

  Her husband, Charles Colby, died in 1975.

  Calling hours will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Perkins Funeral Home and Monument Co., 60 Main St., Pittsfield.

  Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Pittsfield.

  The Rev. Charles Paige-Morgan, pastor, will officiate.

  Burial will follow at Floral Park Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, Mass. 01840.

Sarah Colby, ??-1917 (From the Rumford Falls Times, May 26, 1917 )

 

   Mrs. Sarah Colby died at her home on 24 Belmont Street, Lawrence, Mass., Monday, May 7 [1917]. Funeral services were held from her late home Thursday, May 10. Mrs. Colby was born in Andover, ME and will be remembered by many friends as she spent her summers here.

Willard P. Colby, 1916 - 1995  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Willard P. Colby, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 1995 at the Norway Convalescent Center. He was a resident of Andover for many years and was formerly of Bath and Brunswick.

  He was born in Bath on April 30, 1916, son of Willard M. and Nellie (Cressey) Colby. He had attended schools in Bath and Brunswick. During World War II he served overseas as a Tech. 4 with the U.S. Army. He worked for Bath Iron Works for over 40 years as a plumber in the maintenance department until retirement in 1981. He had attended the Andover First Congregational Church.

  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bobby (Judith) Richardson of Andover; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Meader & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Jane Rich officiating. Interment will be Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, in the spring. Those who desire, please contribute in his memory to the Andover Rescue, c/o Ken Dixon, Andover, 04216.

Arthur W. Cole, 1925 – 2009, Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal July 2, 2009

Arthur W. Cole, Sr.84, died Tuesday June 30, 2009 at the Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris.

Born in Rumford on May 20, 1925, he was a son of the late Virgil and Dorothy (Roberts) Cole. He attended Andover schools. He was a woodsman and a truck driver for Andover Wood Products until his retirement.

Survivors include his former wife, Kathleen Morton of Rumford, five sons, Arthur Cole, Jr. and his wife, Jeanne of Rumford, Earl Cole and his wife, Carmen of Standish, Elmer “Pete” Cole and his wife, Jean of East Andover, Raymond Cole and his wife, Shirley of Standish, James Cole and his wife, Brenda of Rumford, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private and held at the family’s convenience. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, Arrangements are under the direction of the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford. Online condolences and shared memories may be expressed at meaderandson.com

Kate E. (Marston) Cole, 1874 - 1958 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Kate E. Cole, widow of the late William F. Cole, died Thursday [August 14, 1958].

  Born in Andover, Jan. 4, 1874, she was the daughter of Warren and Abbie Littlehale Marston.

  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ervena Littlehale, and Mrs. Viola Roberts, both of this town, and Mrs. Florence McEwen, Bethel; two sons, Virgil W. Cole of this town, and Archer C. Cole, Ardmore, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Bristol and Mrs. Beulah Hilton, both of Norway; a brother, Stephen Marston of this town; 20 grandchildren  and 47 great-grandchildren.

  DIED  At Andover, Aug. 14, Mrs. Kate E. Cole, aged 84. Services at 10 A.M. Saturday at Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, Rev. Harold Yates, officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends invited to call at Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, after 4 P.M. Friday.

Virgil W. Cole, 1891-1975  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, June 26, 1975)

  The death of Virgil Warren Cole, age 84, of Andover occurred at Cozy Inn Nursing Home  on Saturday, June 21, where he had resided for the past four years.

  Mr. Cole was born in Andover on May 7, 1891, the son of William F. and Kate Marston Cole. He was employed by L.J. Thurston as a woodsman for many years, and was a self-employed mechanic and carpenter until he retired several years ago. He was married to the late Dorothy Roberts in Rumford on May 7, 1916, and she died June 22, 1974. He was a life long resident of Andover.

  Surviving are a son, Arthur W. Cole of Andover; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Dunn and Mrs. Alice Jodrey, both of Andover; two sisters, Mrs. Vena Littlehale and Mrs. Florena McEwen of Norway; sixteen grandchildren, and thirty-seven great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held at the Meader and Son Funeral Home at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 23, with Rev. Carl M. Kingsbury officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Andover.

  Bearers were John, Leroy and Kenneth Jodrey, Albert Dunn, and Earle and Raymond Cole.

William Cole, 1867 - 1948  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  EAST ANDOVER - William Cole, 81, died October 12 [1948] at his home in East Andover where he had been ill for the past few months and in bed for the past week. He had been a resident of East Andover for 40 years.

  Born in Milton Plantation in 1867 [the son of Right L. and Eliza Cole], he married Kate Marston, who is confined to a wheel chair.

  Mr. Cole was formerly a member of the Knights of Pythias.

  He is survived by his wife; two brothers, George Cole and Irving Cole of Rumford Point; two sisters, Mrs. Percy Redding of Sumner and Mrs. Delbert Rowe of Farmington; two sons, Virgil Cole of Andover and Archer Cole of Ardmore, Pa; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Roberts and Mrs. Roscoe Littlehale of Andover and Mrs. Cyrus McEwen of Bath. There are 19 grandchildren and 27 [great] grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational Church on Friday, October 15. Rev. William Penner of Bethel officiated. Burial was in the family lot at the Woodlawn cemetery in Andover.

  Mr. and Mrs. Cole had celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on September 26.

  Pall bearers were four grandsons in law, David Simmons of East Andover; John Jodrey and Albert Dunn of Andover, and Clarence Remington of Bethel.

  Those attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Archer Cole, son Walter and daughter Mrs. William Davidson, of Ardmore, Pa; Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus McEwen of Bath; Mr. and Mrs. George Cole, Thurston and Donald Cole and Irving Cole of Rumford Point; Mr. and Mrs. Percy Redding and Vernon Redding of Sumner; Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Rowe of Farmington; Chester Cole of Sumner; Mrs. Violet Martin and Mrs. Louise Waterhouse of West Paris; Pearl Cole of Monmouth; Mrs. Beulah Hilton, Mrs. Lucinda Bristol and Mrs. Elliot Wymon of Bridgton; Mr. and Mrs. Lindon Hilton of Kittery; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Remington and William Cushing of West Bethel and Mr. and Mrs. Charles McEwen of Bath.

Nestor Concus, Abt. 1874-1932 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 5, 1932)

   The death of Nestor Concus, a Finn, aged 58, occurred Monday morning [May 2, 1932] at the Hotel Milton where he was brought Saturday from Ray Thurston’s camp following a shock. Mr. Concus has been employed as a woodsman for Thurston. No relatives have as yet been  located and the body remains at the Meader and Perry chapel, having been brought here Monday.

Elton R. Coolidge, 1925 - 2001  (Obituary from Rumford Falls Times)

  LEWISTON - Elton R. "Red" Coolidge, 75, of Andover, died Monday, Oct. l, [2001] at the St. Marguerite d'Youville Pavilion following a short illness.

  Born in Hanover, Oct. 24, 1925, he was the eldest son of Floyd "Jim" and Joan (Skillings) Coolidge. The family moved to Bethel when he was a young boy and he had attended Bethel schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific and in Africa. He was discharged Sergeant as a Medical NCO with the 77th Infantry Division. When he returned home, he married Marion Silver on Oct. 14, 1947.

  He worked as a woodsman and truck driver for himself and many local firms. In 1963, he and his family moved to Andover in order to be closer to his employment as a truck driver at Andover Wood Products.

  Since his retirement, he enjoyed working at Western Maine Supply and in his shop making lawn furniture, screens, windows, doors, floats, and numerous other woodworking jobs. He enjoyed bluegrass music and festivals, traveling and story telling. He will be sadly missed by many friends and his companion, Betty Perkins.

  He is survived by his four daughters, Sharon and her husband, Robert Hutchins of Andover, Copper and her husband David Hutchins of Monmouth, Beverly and her husband Kenneth Merrill of Winthrop, and Chris and her husband Lee Frazier of Lisbon Falls; two sons, Peter and his wife Wanda, Floyd "Jim" and his wife Staci all of Andover; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother Stanley and his wife Avis of Oxford; and three nieces and their families.

   He was predeceased by Marion his wife of 43 years, in 1990.
 

  Marion (Silver) Coolidge, 1928 - 1990 (Obituary from an unknown and undated local newspaper)

ANDOVER - Marion (Silver) Coolidge, 62, died Wednesday [December 19, 1990] at her residence in Andover.

  She was born at Bethel, Aug. 27, 1928, the daughter of Albert and Annette Austin Silver.  She attended Bethel area schools and Gould Academy. She was a homemaker for most of her life. Mrs. Coolidge worked as a certified nurses assistant and also served as a clerk at the Andover Post Office. She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church, where she served as clerk for many years. She resided in Andover for 27 years, coming here from Bethel. She married Elton Coolidge on Oct. 14, 1947.

  Surviving are her husband of Andover; two sons, Pete and Jim, both of Andover; four daughters, Sharon Hutchins of Andover, Copper Hutchins of Monmouth, Beverly Merrill of Soldotna, Alaska, and Chris Frazier of Lisbon Falls; and 12 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Clara Austin, who died in 1942.

  Funeral service will be held at 2 pm., Friday, at the Greenleaf Funeral Home, Bethel.  Spring burial at Riverside Cemetery, Bethel. There are no visiting hours per request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to First Allied Home Health, RFD #4, Box 5122M, Farmington, Me., 04938. Arrangement under the direction of the Greenleaf Funeral Home, Vernon St., Bethel.

Daniel M. Conrad, 1865- Abt. 1949 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  ANDOVER – Funeral services were held for Daniel M. Conrad, Thursday, June 16 a 2 pm at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford, Rev. C. C. Salisbury officiating.

  Pall bearers were George Akers, Terrence Gaudet, Edward Conrad and Cecil Conrad. Burial was at the East Ellis Cemetery with services by Rev. C. C. Salisbury.

   Those attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. George Akers and son Lewis, of Andover, Edward Conrad and Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Gaudet, Portland; Mrs. Van Vliet, and Mrs. Florence Arsenault, of Portland; and Miss Grace Beckwith of Andover.

  Mr. Conrad died June 13 in Augusta where he had been a resident for the past four years. He was formerly a resident of Andover.

  He was born September 14, 1865, at Halifax, N. S. He was a widower; his wife being the former Madora Taylor, He was a laborer, having been retired the past ten years.

  He is survived by his children, Cecil Conrad of Lewiston, Edward Conrad, Mrs. Flora Arsenault and Mrs. Terrence Gaudet of Portland; and Lawrence Conrad of Ridlonville; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Grant Conrad, 1963-2007 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal May 15, 2007)

LACONIA, N.H. - Grant Conrad, 43, of Laconia, N.H., died suddenly, May 11, in Laconia.

He was born in Rumford, on July 27, 1963, the son of Theodore and Winona (Myshrall) Conrad. He attended elementary school in Andover, and high school in Bethel. He received a degree in machining from Eastern Maine Technical College.

He worked several years at N.H. Ballbearing and transferred to Levasseur Precision, working there 15 years as a machinist. He enjoyed woodworking and time on Lake Winnipesaukee.

He was a member of the Laconia Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Jodi (Ladd) Conrad, of Laconia; a daughter, Marissa Conrad, of Laconia; a grandchild, Noah Belfontaine, of Laconia; three stepchildren, Andrea and Benjamin Verrill of Laconia and Aaron Verrill of Nara, Japan; his father and stepmother, Theodore and Sandra Conrad of Andover; his mother, Winona M. Stecher, of Bethel; two brothers, Glen and Garth Conrad, both of Andover; a stepsister, Martha Lutrell, of Rockland; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; and many friends.

He was predeceased by his stepfather, Don Stecher of Bethel.

 

Mary Jackson Corkum, 1831-1909 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 8, 1909)

 

   Mrs. Mary Jackson Corkum died in Andover at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Hewey, Sunday morning May 2 [1909]. Mrs. Corkum was a very capable and energetic woman, ready to assist and entertain her many friends, and a kind and affectionate mother.

 

   Her courage and fortitude in her last sickness was wonderful. She is survived by a son in Lynn, Mass. and five daughters besides her grandchildren.

 

   The funeral of Mrs. Corkum was held at her daughter’s on Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Mr. Hannaford of Rumford. All of her children were present with the exception of one daughter who was unable to be here.

Mary M. (Cutting) Corson, 1833 - Abt. 1912 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper, but maybe in Gorham, ME)

  After an illness of several weeks Mrs. Mary M. Corson passed away March 5 [probably 1912] at the home of her son, Walter D. Corson, Main street. Her age was 79 years, three months and she was born in Andover, her parents being the late Aaron and Mary (Merrill) Cutting. Her husband, Henry D. Corson, died in 1884 and she has since made her home with her son, Walter and family. For 12 years she was a resident of Everett, Mass., and moved to Gorham about three weeks ago, her son having taken a position in the Shackford grocery store and having moved his family here from South Portland.

  The greater part of her life was spent in Bridgton and the body will be taken there for burial, the funeral to be held from the Bridgton Methodist Church of which she was a member.

  Mrs. Corson was a woman of strong, sweet, Christian character and her memory will be affectionately cherished by a large family connection and many friends. She is survived by three sons, Cassius of Chicago, Harry of Bridgton and Walter of Gorham; three daughters, Mrs. Granville Burnell of Bridgton, Mrs. Emma Welch of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Mattie Sherrick of Fitzwilliam, N. H., - thirteen grandchildren and two brothers, Charles Cutting of Dover, N. H., and Ernest Cutting of Paris.
 

Matilda (Hall) Coulling, 1885-Abt. 1951/2 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  WILTON - Services for Mrs. Matilda H. [Hall] Coulling [daughter of Llewellyn R. and Celinda G. (Marston) Hall] were held Wednesday [no date given, but probably 1951-52] at the Edwards Funeral Home with Rev. Peter Misner, pastor of the Wilton Methodist Church, officiating.

  Bearers were Stanley Coulling, Moorestown, N. J., Glendon Coulling and Frank Chapman, Wilton; and Louis Hall, Andover. Interment was at the Lakeview Cemetery.

  Among those from out of town attending were; Mrs. Mary Hall, Rumford Point; Mr. and Mrs. John Martin, Rumford Point; Mrs. Robert Dunn and Miss Florence Hall, Andover; Louis Hall, Jr., Farmington, and Mrs. Florence Burgess, Rumford Point.  

Mertie (Wyman) Cowan, 1891-1915 (From the Rumford Falls Times, May 8, 1915)

 

   After several months illness, Mrs. Mertie (Wyman) Cowan [daughter of John and Sena Wyman] passed away Saturday May 1 [1915] at the home of William Gregg where she had been cared for by her mother during her illness. She is survived by her mother, one brother [John] and two sisters [Sinnie and Eva]. The funeral service was held Tuesday con ducted by Rev. A.E. Roberts of Rumford Center.

Daniel L. Cox, 1937 - 1982  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Daniel L. Cox of Andover died unexpectedly Friday, April 2, 1982 at his residence on the East Andover Road.

  He was born in Houlton on April 10, 1937, the son of Daniel and Bertha McNally Coz and had attended Mexico schools. He had been employed by the Allen’s Garage, North Jay, for several years, and had been self-employed as an auto mechanic in East Andover for many years. He was married in New York on Sept. 26, 1957, to Alice Riendeau, who survives of East Andover.

  Also surviving are his stepmother, Mrs. Helen Cox, Mexico; four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Pinney, Miss Sandra Cox, Miss Sharon Cox, and Miss Brenda Cox, all of East Andover; one son, Daniel, Andover; one brother, Edward A. Cox, Rumford Center; one sister, Mrs. Harry Richard, Mexico; and one grandson.

  Funeral services were held Sunday at the Calvary Congregational Church, Andover, Rev. Donald Grover and Nathaniel Pearson officiating. Entombment was at the Woodlawn receiving vault. Interment will be later in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

 

    Kayla A. Cox, 1984 – 2005 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, September 8, 2005)

 

   Kayla Autumn Cox, 21, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 as a result of a work-related accident. She was a resident of Weld Street in Dixfield.

 

   Born in Norway, on June 30, 1984, she was a daughter of Sharon Cox. She attended Rumford Schools and worked for Dingley Press in Lisbon as a roll tender operator.

 

   Survivors include her mother, Sharon Cox, of Dixfield; stepfather, Edward Secotte of Lewiston; brother Keith Cox of Mexico; sister, Katherine Cox of Mexico; maternal grandmother, Alice Cox of Indiana; an uncle, Daniel Cox of East Andover; aunts, Bertha Grover and her husband Douglas of Bryant Pond, and Brenda Sessions and her husband Floyd of Seymour, Ind.; and special companion, Ryan Harris of Rumford. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Daniel Cox, an aunt Sandy Rowell, and an aunt Annie Cox; and her great-grandmother Helen Cox.

 

   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Rumford Baptist Church. Friends are invited to call at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin Street, Rumford, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment .will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover. Online condolences and shared memories may be expressed at meaderfh@gwi.net

 

Printing death investigated

Lisbon- Federal safety officials are investigating the death of a 21-year old woman who was killed in a machinery accident at the Dingley Press, police said. The accident was reported at about 10 p.m., Friday [Sept. 2, 2005] when Kayla Cox of Dixfield was training on a paper machine at the mail-order catalog publisher, said Lisbon police Det. Bernie McAllister. Cox died at the scene and six other people were taken to a hospital to be treated for trauma after witnessing the accident, McAllister said. The accident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Lisbon Police Department. (The Bethel Citizen, September 8, 2005, p.3)
 

Rev. Wilbur E. Cox, 1928-2006 (Obituary from the Norway Advertiser Democrat, October 12, 2006)

 

   RUMFORD - Rev. Wilbur E. Cox, 78, of Spruce Street, Rumford, died Friday, October 6, 2006 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington with his family by his side. He was born in Norway on March 11, 1928, a son of John and Gertrude (Ritchie) Cox. He attended schools in Norway and The Bible Institute of New England in St. Johnsbury, VT, and during the Korean War he served with the U.S. Army. Rev. Cox had served as Pastor for many churches in Maine including churches in New Vineyard and Stratton.

 

   He was married in South Paris on May 8, 1965 to the former Dianne K. Arsenault who survives of Rumford. Other survivors include three daughters, Sheila Judkins and husband R. Gary, Jr. of Auburn, Shelley Cox of Wilton and Heather Cox of Livermore Falls; a son, Joshua Cox and fiancee Tabatha Chabot of Lewiston; two sisters, Thelma Greene of Kentucky and Lena Pavelchak and husband James of Portland and six grandchildren, Adam Judkins of Lewiston, Ricky and Stephen Judkins of Auburn and Turrin and Shaila Mandor and Hannah Cox of Lewiston.

 

   He was predeceased by two sisters, Edna Cain and Etta May. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover, with Rev. Bruce Tyner officiating. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15, at the Rumford First Baptist Church, Rumford, with Rev. Bruce Tyner officiating. Arrangements are by the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford.

Laurence E. Cronin, 1928 - 1998  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  ANDOVER - Laurence E. Cronin, 69, of Andover, died Thursday, Jan. 13, [1998] at his home.

  Born at Lynn, Mass., Aug. 2, 1928, the son of Edwin and Dorothy Martin Cronin, he was a graduate of Lynn, Mass. High School at Wentworth Institute at Boston, Mass.

  Mr. Cronin was a machinist for Raytheon Manufacturing at Waltham, Mass., until his retirement. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

  He was a member of the Snowmobile Club and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was married at Rumford on July 6, 1958 to the former Daphne "Honey" Gammon.

  Survivors include his wife of Andover; two sons, James and Jeff, both of Pepperell, Mass.; one brother, Vincent of Salem, Mass.; and three grandchildren; two nephews; and one niece.
 

Calvin B. Crooker, Sr., 1841 - 1926 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, February 20, 1926)

  Calvin B. Crooker [son of Charles and Sarah (Lapham) Crooker, Jr.], aged 84, passed away last Saturday morning [Feb. 13, 1926] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alonzo Spidell following a few days illness. He is survived by one son [Calvin B. Crooker, Jr.] and four daughters [Etta Brooks. Eva Spidell, Isabella Heath and Clara Merrill].

  The funeral services were conducted at his home Tuesday afternoon under the direction of Rev. Gardner Wills of the Methodist church. Interment was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 

George F. Crooker, 1906 - 1996  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - George F. Crooker, 90, died Saturday [October 10, 1996] at Rumford Community Hospital.

  He was born in East Andover on June 22, 1906, son of Calvin and Marie Jank Crooker, and attended Andover schools. Mr. Crooker served in the U.S. Army as a technician fourth grade, Battery D, 411 Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion during World War II. He worked as a guard at Comstat and was also well known for his mining and trapping.

  Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Louise) Leach of New Brunswick, Canada and Mrs. Pauline Colby of Pittsfield, N.H.; four nieces and one nephew.

Maria (Merrill) Crooker, 1843-1913 (Obituary from the Dedham Mass. Transcript, January 25, 1913)

   Maria Farrington (Merrill) Crooker, wife of Calvin Buckman Crooker, died at 85 Sanderson avenue, Oakdale, Sunday, Jan. 19, 1913. She was the daughter of  Rufus and Alvira (Barker Merrill and was born in Andover, Maine, July 7, 1843. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter [s/b four daughters] and a son. A funeral service was held at the house Monday afternoon at 4:30; The Rev. H. J. Moore, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated. The remains were taken to Andover, Maine, where after a service there on Wednesday, they were interred in the local cemetery.
 

Mary (Jank) Crooker, 1876 - 1966 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   Mary Crooker, 89, died Sunday [June 26, 1966] at the Dixfield Nursing Home where she had been a patient three months.

   A resident of this community for more than 60 years, she was born Oct. 20, 1876, in Germany; the daughter of Robert and Pauline Jank. Mrs. Crooker had been postmistress of the East Andover Post Office for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and the Ladies Aid of that church. Mrs. Crooker was also a member of the Friday Club and an honorary member of the East Andover Club. She was the widow of Calvin B. Crooker [Jr.]

    Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Erville Schneider, Pembroke, Mass., Mrs. Charles Colby, Pittsfield, N. H., and Mrs. Roy Leach, Arthurette, N. B.; two sons, William A. and   George F., both of East Andover; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Richard Jank, Worcester, Mass., Herbert Jank, Hyde Park, Mass., and William Jank, Detroit, Mich.

Died At Dixfield, June 26, Mrs. Mary P. Crooker, age 89. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Andover Congregational Church. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends invited to call at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, from 2 p.m. Monday, until 11 a.m. Wednesday.
 

William A. Crooker, Sr., 1904 - 1990 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - William Crooker Sr., 86, died Tuesday [May 22, 1990] upon arrival at Rumford Community Hospital. He resided in East Andover, and had lived in the area for most of his life.

  He was born in Hyde Park, Mass., March 27, 1904, the son of Calvin and Marie (Jank) Crooker. He was a graduate of Andover High School, and was a self-employed carpenter in the Andover area for many years. He was also employed by Samuel Poor Farms in Andover, and employed by COMSAT prior to his retirement.

  Mr. Crooker was married in Rumford, July 27, 1930, to the late Myra Glover.

  He was a member of the King Hiram Lodge 180, South Portland; Strathglass Commandery 21, Rumford; and the Royal Arch Chapter of Rumford. He was also a member of the Andover Congregational Church, and the Crooker Room at the church was named after him.

  He is survived by a son, William Jr. of Livermore Falls; a daughter, Mrs. David (Philena) Chaisson of Cambridge, Mass.; a brother, George Crooker of East Andover; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Schneider of East Andover, Mrs. Pauline Colby of Pittsfield, N.H., and Mrs. Roy   (Louise) Leach of Arthurette, New Brunswick; eight grandchildren and five great-grandsons.

  Funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Andover Congregational Church, Andover, Maine with Rev. E. Marriotte Churchill, officiating. Interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends are invited to call at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Those who desire may contribute to the Andover Congregational Church in his memory. The Blazing. Star Lodge #30 AF &. AM, Royal Arch Chapter #56 will meet at 7:30 p.m.  

Albert B. Crossman 1850 – 1942  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

   ANDOVER – Albert B. Crossman resident here 45 years, died at his home, Pine Street Thursday [January 22, 1942], after being bedridden a year.

   He was born February 26, 1850 in Sackville, N. B., son of Mr. and Mrs. David Cross. He was a former caretaker.

   Surviving are his widow, Rebecca Troop Crossman, a son, Lawrence Crossman, Beverly, Mass., four sisters, Mrs. Ida Bowser, Brookline, Mass., Mrs. Ruth Wrye, Massachusetts, Mrs. Jane Card, Canada, Mrs. Maude Fillemore, canada.

   Funeral services were held from the late residence at 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Linwood C. Potter officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Francis Albert Crossman, 1896-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, August 24, 1918)

 

   Francis Albert, son of Albert Crossman and wife [Rebecca], passed away Monday evening [Aug. 12, 1918] after a lingering illness. He was twenty two years of age. He was educated in the public schools of Andover, was a K of KA and as soon as the war started he enlisted in the Coast Artillery, 26th Company. He was trained at Ft. McKinley where he earned the name of being an expert rifleman until he was taken ill an honorably discharged.

 

NOTE: Although it was not apparent at the time, Mr. Crossman was the first Andover resident to die of the infamous influenza epidemic of 1918.

 

Nora (Field) Crossman, Abt. 1878-1927 (From the Rumford Falls Times, October 1, 1927)

 

   Mrs. Nora Field Crossman, wife of Milton Crossman, formerly of Andover, died at her home in Lawrence, Mass. Thursday evening, Sept. 22 [1927] after an illness of two years. Mrs. Crossman was born in Bridgton, ME, 49 years ago [the daughter of Frank Field] `and was educated there, coming to Andover with her parents when a young lady. She taught successfully in the schools here, later she married Milton Crossman and moved to Lawrence, Mass.

 

   Surviving are her husband, two sons, Milton and Norman, and a daughter, Olive, her mother, Mrs. Esther Field, and three sisters, Mrs. Irving Akers, Mrs. I.E. Mills of Andover and Mrs. Harrison Foss of Lawrence, Mass.

 

   Funeral services were held at the home Saturday. Burial was in Lawrence.

 

Bettina F. (Henry) Crowley, 1930 – 2010 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, February 26, 2010)

 

ANDOVER - Bettina F. (Henry) Crowley, 79, died in February 18, 2010 at the Ledgeview Nursing Home in West Paris. She was a resident of North Main Street in Andover.


   Born in South Portland on September 29, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Faye (Baldwin) Henry. She was a graduate of Greely High School.


   She was married to Richard E. Crowley Sr., who survives of Andover.


   Other survivors include three sons, Richard, Jr. and his wife, Emily of Topsham, Bruce and his wife, Edie of Michigan and Mark of Portland; two daughters, Donna Thompson of New Hampshire, Karen Crowley of Rumford; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


   She was predeceased by her daughter, Jayneley.


   At the family’s request there are no funeral services. Those who desire may contribute to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 1 Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240 in the name of Jayneley.

Michael S. Cuff, 1978 - 1999  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  RUMFORD - Michael S. Cuff, 20, died Saturday May 22, 1999 as a result of a drowning accident. He was a resident of Farmer's Hill Road in East Andover.

  He was born in Vincenza, Italy, Oct. 21, 1978, son of Robert and Vickie Chenery Cuff, Sr. He was a graduate of Telstar Regional High School and a member of Calvary Congregational Church in East Andover.

  Survivors include his parents, Robert and Vickie Cuff Sr. of East Andover; a brother, Robert Cuff Jr. and a sister, Angela Cuff, both of East Andover; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jeannette Chenery of East Andover; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lois Nevel of Oakdale, Conn.; paternal grandfather, Jack Cuff of New York; paternal step-grandfather, Stephen Nevel of Oakdale, Conn.; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mae Maddix of South Paris.
 

Athalie (Sweatt) Cummings, 1903 - 2002  (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen)

  Athalie Sweatt Cummings, 98, of Highland Court, Providence, R.I., formerly of Andover, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002 at her home. She was the wife of the late Dr. Frank A. Cummings.

  Born in Andover, a daughter of the late Chester H. and Jessie Cooper Sweatt, she was a Providence resident for 60 years.

  Mrs. Cummings graduated from Andover High School in the Class of 1920. She received her teaching certificate from Farmington Normal School in 1922 and her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Maine at Orono in 1924.

  She taught English, French and Latin for a brief time at Andover High School. She also taught for a while at Castine Normal School.

  Mrs. Cummings then moved to Providence to become social secretary for her uncle, Henry Jacobs, president of the Shepherd Co. Following his death, she enrolled at the Katherine Gibbs School in Providence and then went to work as a secretary in the engineering department at Brown University until retiring.

  During World War II, she was a volunteer for the Providence Chapter of the American Red Cross. She was a past president of the Providence Garden Club and was an active communicant of the Church of St. Sebastian in Providence.

  Mrs. Cummings was an avid reader and donated her book collection to the Andover Public Library. She was also talented at embroidery and intricate tray painting. She was a former member of the Handicraft Club in Providence.

  Survivors include a sister, Cecilia Sweatt Buchanan Adams of South Glastonbury, Conn.; a brother, Wendell Sweatt of Farmington; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Sweatt of Farmington; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, Chester V. Sweatt and H. Eleanor Mosher.
 

Mabel F. (Hewey) (Keyo) Cummings, 1874 - 1956 (Obituary from two unidentified and undated local newspapers)

  MEXICO - Mabel F. Cummings died Sunday [ March 11, 1956] at the Rumford Community Hospital where she had been a patient 11 days.

  She was born March 23, 1874, at Andover, daughter of John F. and Katie Newton Hewey. She was first married to Charles F. Keyo, who died in 1914, and later to Charles E. Cummings, who died in 1931. She had been a resident of Mexico 50 years and lived on Main Street. Mrs. Cummings was a member of Congregational Church, the original Ladies Aid of the church, Osgood-Eaton Relief Corps, Sodality Literary Club, and Rumford Mechanics Institute.

  Survivors are two sons, Francis, Mexico; and Howard A. Keyo, Orono; a daughter, Mrs. Bertram Faulkingham, Rumford; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren

  Entombment was in the Sunnyside Receiving Vault. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, in the Spring. Bearers were Charles Bartlett, Maurice Thibodeau, Leon Grant, Clayton Davis, Francis Daigle and Philip Austin. Those attending from out of town were Mr. And Mrs. Howard A. Keyo, Miss Keyo, Orono; Mrs. Emily Thurston, Mrs. Ira Bodwell, Mrs. Harold Bodwell. Mrs. Gertrude Smith, Mrs. Rena Spidell, all of Andover; Paul Thurston, Bethel.

Adelia (Meisner) Curato, 1926-2007 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 17, 2007)

 

LEWISTON - Adelia “Delia” M. Curato, 81, a resident of Smithcrossing in Rumford, died on October 13, 2007 at the Central Maine Medical Center.

 

   She was born in East Andover on June 1, 1926, a daughter of Laurie and Mary (Morse) Meisner. She graduated from Stephens High School Class of 1944.

 

   Delia was a communicant of St. Athanasius-St. John Church; a member of the Lodge of Gorizia #467, Sons of Italy; a member of St. Timothy Circle #504, Daughters of Isabella; a member of Univ. of Maine Extension Service Homemakers; and a member of Andover Alumni Association.

 

   She was also an avid and well-known artist in the area, and a member of the Smithcrossing Mothers Club.

 

   She was married in Rumford on Dec. 26, 1947 to the late Lawrence “Larry” J. Curato, who died in Rumford on Dec. 27, 2003.

 

   Survivors include Michael Dane Curato and wife, Marie of Rumford, Bruce Curato of Bradford, MA, Randy Curato and wife Mary Pat of Wheaton, IL; two daughters, Andrea Goff and husband, Del of New Castle, Delaware, and Carla Beaudoin and husband, Marc of Casco, grandchildren, Tracy Prather and husband, Scott, Lani Bisson and husband, Jeff, Anna and Julia Curato, Bailey Kung, Maria and Cory Beaudoin, Matt Goff; a great-grandson, Jackson Bisson; and a brother, Warren Meisner of East Hartford, CT.

 

   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Athanasius-St. John Church, Rumford. Interment at noon Thursday at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta.

 

   Those who desire may contribute to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 39 Mechanic, Westbrook, ME 04092 in her memory.

 

Helen Keene Curtis, 1915-2006  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, March 5, 2006)

   SOUTH PARIS - Helen Keene Curtis, 90, of 245 Lewiston St., Mechanic Falls, died March 3 at Market Square Health Care Center following a lengthy illness.

   She was born in Mechanic Falls on Dec. 17, 1915, the daughter of Forrest A. and Alice I. Keene. She had been a resident of the community all her life.

   She graduated from Mechanic Falls High School in 1934 and worked at the mill in Mechanic Falls and the shoe factory in Auburn.

   She assisted her husband as a dam keeper at Middle Dam on Richardson Lake in Andover for 10 years.

   Helen was a long-standing member of the Mechanic Falls Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's Society, the Mechanic Falls Firemen's Women's Auxiliary as well as the Dwinal Chapter 28, Order of the Eastern Star.

   She held the office of president with the Girl Scouts. She also had a Girl Scout wedding on June 15, 1935, to Edroy B. Curtis.

   She was an avid hunting and fishing pal to her husband, and a loving and cherished grandmother to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

   She is survived by her son, Gregory D. Curtis and his wife, Emma; four granddaughters, Linda A. Jahn and husband, Sonny, Cindy L. Morgan and her husband, Norman, Kelly J. Callahan and her companion, Tim Reese, and Maureen E. Berube and her companion, Al Garmon; two grandsons, Edroy B. Curtis II and his wife, Susan, and Gregory D. Curtis Jr. and his wife, Jeanette; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; plus several nieces and nephews.

   She was predeceased by her husband, Edroy B. Curtis; her daughter, Joyce E. Wing; two brothers, Robert Keene and Richard Keene; and a sister, Marjorie Martin.

Edith (Bryant) Cushing, Abt. 1884 – 1976 (Obituary from the Brunswick Times Record, August 6, 1976)

   TOPSHAM – Mrs. Edith B. Cushing, widow of Malcolm P. Cushing, died Friday at her home on Andrea Road in Topsham at the age of 92.

   She was born in Greenwood, the daughter of Abner and Lydia Thorn Bryant. She was educated in Freeport schools and at one time was employed at L.L. Bean, Inc., Freeport. Most of her life was spent in Freeport, She moved to Topsham in 1968 following the death of her husband.

   Mrs. Cushing was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Brunswick.

   She is survived by a son, Malcolm B., of Yarmouth; a daughter, Frances Davis of Topsham; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

   Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 22 water St., Brunswick, with Leslie Burton officiating. Arrangements by the Brackett Funeral Home.

Malcolm B. Cushing, Abt. 1914 – 1989 (Obituary from an unidentified newspaper)

   FREEPORT – Malcolm B. Cushing, 75, of Sequoia Drive, a former machinist and sawmill operator, died Thursday at his residence.

   He was born in Freeport, a son of Malcolm P. and Edith Bryant Cushing, and attended Freeport Schools.

   Mr. Cushing worked for several years at L.L. Bean and also owned and operated a sawmill. He and his family lived in North Andover, East Andover and Andover, from 1949 to 1964 while working at Lester Farrington’s mill in East Andover, Andover Wood Products, and Glover’s Machine Co. in Frye. He later worked as a machinist at Pineland in Pownal.

   His wife, Marjorie Lowe Cushing, died in 1985.

   Surviving are a son, Darrell D. of Danville, Ky; a daughter, Jean B. Akers of Franconia Notch, N.H.; a sister, Frances Davis of Portland; and four grandchildren.

   A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Burr Cemetery in Freeport. Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, 37 Portland St., Yarmouth.

Malcolm P. Cushing, 1883 – 1968 (Obituary from and unidentified newspaper)

   POWNAL – Malcolm P. Cushing, 84, of Beech Hill Road, died today [Jan. 15, 1968].

   He was born in Pownal Nov. 20, 1883, son of Harris and Penelope True Cushing.

   Mr. Cushing went to Freeport schools and was graduated from Freeport High School. He was a shoemaker and worked for many years for the Davis Shoe CO., Freeport. He also was a farmer, retiring 10 years ago.

   He was an active member of the Jehovah Witnesses.

   He is survived by his wife, Edith Bryant Cushing of Pownal; a son Malcolm B. of Woolwich; a daughter, Mrs. Frances C. Davis of Pownal; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a niece.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, Water Street, Brunswick.

Marjorie (Lowe) Cushing, Abt. 1919 – 1985 (Obituary from an unidentified newspaper)

   FREEPORT – Marjorie L. Cusing, 65, of Sequoia Drive, died Wednesday at a Portland hospital after a brieg illness.

   She was born in Boston, a daughter of Harry and Ruby Cutting Lowe, and attended Boston and Freeport schools.

   Mrs. Cushing was a sales clerk for Beals Furniture and worked for L.L. Bean for several years.

   Surviving are her husband, Malcolm Cushing of Freeport; a son, Darrell of Danville, Ky; a daughter, Jean Akers of Franconia Notch, N.H.; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Steven Cushing,

   A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lindquist Funeral Home, 37 Portland St., Portland, Yarmouth. Spring burial will be in Burr Cemetery.

Michael Dana Cushing, 1967-2010 (Obituary provided by his aunt, Jean Cushing/Akers)

   Michael Dana Cushing, 43, husband of Lisa Martin Cushing, died Jan. 30, 2010, at his residence. Born Jan. 12, 1967, in Montague, Mass., he is the son of Darrell and Terry Cushing. Michael was a 1985 graduate of Boyle County High School and attended the University of Kentucky where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau. In 1998, he graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Pharmacy, where he was a member of Alpha Zeta Omega fraternity.

   He was a pharmacist for K-Mart who enjoyed the outdoors, fixing and repairing his home, was a Nascar fan and a wonderful, loving son, husband and father.

   In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by two sons, Matthew Cushing and Andrew Blake Cushing; a sister, Laurie (Shawn) Belcher; a niece, Megan Cushing; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Lee Martin; and a large extended family. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Noel officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Finnerty, Kort Kirkland, Bobby Martin, Tom Fedorka, John Lombino, Shawn Belcher, Tony Buchanon and Chris Searcy. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to U.K. Children's Hospital NICU Program.

William F. Cushing, Sr., 1931 - 2001 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, January 3, 2002)

  William F. Cushing Sr., 70, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001 in Milton Plantation. He was a resident of Route 232 in Bethel and lived in the area all of his life.

  Born in Andover on Aug. 28, 1931, he was the son of Edgar and Florena (Cole) Cushing. He was a graduate of Telstar High School in 1979.

   He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for many sawmills in the area. He then worked for Gould Academy in the maintenance department and for the U.S. Forest Service maintaining service facilities and campgrounds until his retirement in 1993. He was a former member of the Bethel VFW. He loved the outdoors, his family and his cat, "Romeo."

   He was married in Rumford, on Nov. 25, 1955, to Frances Josephine Bailey, who survives of Bethel.

   Other survivors include a daughter, Brenda and her husband, Major Chester Curtis  Jr., USAF, of Springfield, Va.; one son, William E. and his wife Debbie of Bethel; two grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Lorena Simmons of Andover and Mrs. Thelma Remington of Bethel; a half brother, Edgar Cushing and his wife Lila of Hancock.

   Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Meader & Son Funeral Home in Rumford, with the Rev. Edward Gammon officiating. Interment will be in the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.
 

Barbara A.  Cushman, 1881 - 1960  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

BETHEL - Barbara A. Cushman, 78, died Saturday afternoon [April 16, 1960], at her home on Mechanic Street.

Born at Andover, Nov. 13, 1881, she was the daughter of Charles E. and Martha Talbot Cushman. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Lewiston.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Martha Scott and Mrs. Herschel Glines, both of Bethel.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Greenleaf Funeral Home, Rev. E. R. Fehlau officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Charles E. Cushman, 1849-1930 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, June 6, 1930)

   Charles E. Cushman, a well-known citizen of Andover, died Tuesday, may 27, at his home in South Andover after an illness of several months.

   Mr. Cushman was the son of Henry R. and Barbara Gregg Cushman and was 81 years of age. He had held various town offices, and served as town clerk for several years, and was a charter member of Lone Mountain Grange.

   He is survived by his widow [Martha S. Talbot], and three daughters, Miss Barbara Cushman of Andover; Mrs. Herschel Glines and Mrs. Martha Scott, of Rumford, also two grandchildren.

   The funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Esther Haskard, of Rumford Center. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Charles A. Cutting, 1845-1926 (From the Rumford Falls Times, December 18, 1926)

 

   Word has been received here of the death of Charles A. Cutting who passed away recently in Kittery. Mr. Cutting was a native of Andover, being born there 81 years ago, the son of Aaron and Esther (Roberts) Cutting.

 

   The late Mr. Cutting was a carpenter by trade in Andover, Dover, N.H. and Kittery, where he died. He is survived by a sister and a brother, Mrs. Agnew of Kittery and Ernest Cutting of South Paris.
 

Charles A. Cutting, 1907-1993  (Obituary from an unidentified local newspaper)

  Charles A. Cutting, 86, died Sunday, May 23, 1993, after a long illness at his home on Upton Road, Andover, where he had lived since 1962.

  He was born in Andover April 26, 1907, the son of William and Nettie Cook Cutting. He graduated from Andover High School in the class of 1924 and received a BS degree in electrical engineering from University of Maine at Orono in 1930. He received a LLB degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1934 and a juris doctor’s degree from George Washington University. He was married in Andover Dec. 31, 1930, to I. Elizabeth Warren, who died in Norway, May 15.1984.

  Mr. Cutting worked as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent Office in Washington for 32 years. For several years before his retirement in 1962, he was a supervisory patent examiner and served as chief examiner in Division 36. He was a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Court of U.S. Customs and Patent Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as the Maine Bar.

  Since his retirement, he and his wife, Elizabeth, had resided in her ancestral home in Andover. He had a deep interest in community affairs and served as selectman for 12 years.  He taught two years at Andover High School and had been active in hunter safety programs, which he helped, organize and taught many courses throughout Maine and Maryland. He served as a member of the Governor's Hunter Safety Committee under Govs. John Reed and Kenneth Curtis. He was a longtime member of the National Rifle Association, where he was a hunter safety instructor, a certified marksmanship instructor and a training counselor. He served on many community committees and was an active member and vice president of Canton Fish and Game Association. He was a member and past officer of Cabot Lodge 117 Knights of Pythias. He attended Calvary Congregational Church in South Andover.

  Mr. Cutting is survived by a son, Charles S. Cutting of Windham; a grandson, Charles E. Fortner of Ridgeley, Md.; and a great-grandson, Christopher Fortner of Ridgeley, Md.

  Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday, May 26, 1993 at Calvary Congregational Church in South Andover with Rev. Duane Waite and Rev. Albert Buzzell officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Those who desire please contribute to the Andover Education Fund, c/o Donna Smith, HCR 63, Box 85, Rumford Point, ME 04279 in his name.
 

David Homer Cutting, 1860 - 1943 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  David Homer Cutting, 83, a lifelong resident of Andover, died Thursday morning [December 16, 1943] at his home from the effects of a shock sustained a few days ago.

 Mr. Cutting, the son of David and Almira Roberts Cutting, was born in Andover, April 27, 1860.

  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Verrill, with whom he lived, and Mrs. Ida Marston of Andover; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held in the Congregational Church Sunday at 2 p. m. Conducted by Rev. William Penner of Rumford Center. Members from Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of which he was a member, attended and held their service. The bearers were George Stowell Jr., T. H. Learned, Clarence Hall, Philip Learned, Merle Akers, Chester Learned. Those attending from away were Mrs. Roena Gill of Peru, Nr. And Mrs. Carl Adams, Mr. And Mrs. Herbert Ferguson, Freeport.

E. Milton Cutting, 1824-1911 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, September 9, 1911)

 

   E. Milton Cutting [son of Ebenezer M. and Eliza Cutting], a lifelong resident of Andover, died at the home of Homer Cutting Thursday evening, August 31 [1911], aged 87 years. Mr. Cutting had a farm at North Andover where he raised fine apples, cranberries, etc.

 

   He was also a famous guide part of the time for many years around the lakes, until his age obliged him to give up. Last year he was presented with a gold-headed cane by Boston Globe Staff, he being the oldest gentleman in town. Deceased was of a pleasant disposition and will be missed by his many friends.

 

George M. Cutting, 1845-1927 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 12, 1927)

 

   Word was received in town of the death of George M. Cutting at his residence in South Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 2 [1927] after an illness of three months. He was born in Andover 82 years ago, March 17 [1845], the son of Eben and Eliza (Marston) Cutting, and was one of fourteen children. He was united in marriage to Miss Dorcas Littlehale, and last September celebrated their Golden Wedding.

 

   Mr. Cutting was a carpenter by trade and for many years had done repair work at the Paris Manufacturing Co’s factory. He was a member of the South Paris Baptist Church and of the Knight’s of Pythias.

 

   He is survived by his widow, four children and a sister, Mrs. Persis Hutchins of this town.

 

Hattie (Morse) Cutting, Abt. 1846-1910 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, April 30, 1910)

 

   Mrs. Hattie Morse Cutting, wife of Eli Cutting, died at her home on Wednesday evening April 20 [1910], aged 64. Mrs. Cutting was the daughter of Leonard and Eliza Morse who moved into this town many years ago from Roxbury.

 

   Although in poor health for several years, and saddened by the death of her two daughters, she seemed cheerful. Pleasant and kind-hearted. She leaves a husband and two granddaughters to mourn her loss. The funeral was held at her late home Saturday morning, Rev. Mr. Packard officiating. Many flowers given by relatives both in town and from a distance showed the esteem in which Mrs. Cutting was held.

Ida Elizabeth (Warren) Cutting, 1908 - 1984  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Mrs. I. Elizabeth Cutting of Andover died Tuesday, May 15, 1984, at Stephens Memorial   Hospital, Norway. For 32 years she had lived in Washington, D. C., and Richmond Va., where her husband worked in the U. S. Patent Office. She had lived in the Andover area most of her life.

  She was born in Andover, April 23, 1908, the daughter of John and Mattie Richards Warren. She graduated from Andover High School in the class of 1925 and attended Boyd's Business College in Washington, D. C. She was a member of the Canton Fish and Game Association, attended Calvary Congregational Church in South Andover and for more than 12 years served as a ballot clerk for Andover. She was married in Andover, Dec. 13, 1930, to attorney Charles A. Cutting, who survives, of Andover.

  Other survivors include a son, Charles A. Cutting of South Windham; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Dresser of Andover; and a grandson, Charles E. Cutting, of Denton, Md.

  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Calvary Congregational Church, South Andover, with Revs. Donald Glover and Albert Buzzell officiating. Interment is to be at Woodlawn Cemetery.  

Wallace A. Cutting Sr., 1904 - 1987 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  HAMPSTEAD, N.H. - Wallace A. Cutting Sr., 82, of S. Grace Way, died unexpectedly Sunday night [September 6, 1987] at a Rochester hospital. He was a former resident of Berwick, Maine.

  He was born in Andover, Maine, Sept. 16, 1904, the son of William and Nettie Cook Cutting. Mr. Cutting was employed with Public Service Company of New Hampshire from 1941 until he retired in 1969 as electrical superintendent of District 1, Eastern Division. He was educated in the schools of Andover, Maine, and was a graduate of Hebron Academy and a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono. In the late 1930s, Mr. Cutting was principal of Andover area schools. He was a life-member of the Henry Cabot Lodge Knights of Pythias of Andover, and he held a 25-year membership of the Employees Association of PSNH.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marion Jones Cutting of Hampstead; two sons, Wallace A. Cutting Jr. of St. Augustine. Fla., and William W. Cutting of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) Crosby of Gilmanton; a brother, Charles A. Cutting of Andover, Maine; eight grand-children and 11 great-grandchildren.
 

William W. Cutting, 1870 - 1950 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  William W. Cutting [son of Charles H. and Abigail (Roberts) Cutting], formerly of Andover, died December 26 [1950] at the home of his son, Wallace Cutting, in Berwick

  He was 80 years old.

  Funeral services were held at the Congregational church in Andover Thursday at 2 p. m.


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