Freeman A. Ellingwood, 1918 – 2006 (Obituary from the RumfordFalls
Times, March 15, 2006)
ENGLEWOOD, FL. – Freeman A. Ellingwood, 87, of Englewood, FL
passed away on March 4, 2006 at his home.
He was born Sept. 23, 1918 in Andover, ME,
the son of Hollis and Grace Ellingwood. He was one of 12 children and graduated
from RangeleyHigh School.
He served in the U. S. Army during World War
II in the Pacific area with the 43rd division. He retired from Boise
Cascade in Rumford after 32- ½ years of service. He moved to Englewood with his wife in 1985.
While in Englewood he worked part time for Englewood
Florist and Fabulous Flowers for about ten years. He also worked part time for
the Englewood Water District for several years. He was a member and past
president of New England club in Englewood, a
member of the Mayflower Society Elizabeth Tilley Colony, the United Methodist
men’s club of Englewood,
and a member of the Sun Belt Charter 43rd Division.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years,
Barbara Ellingwood; one brother, Walter of Livermore Falls; two sons, John and
wife Gloria of Waterboro, and Thomas and wife Linda of Rumford; one daughter,
Constance Roberts of Largo,
Fl; four grandchildren, John Jr. and wife Sandy of Waterboro, Wendy and
husband, Adam of Waterboro, Tricia and husband, Jim of Milton, VT, and Brie of
Englewood; five great-grandchildren, Shawn, Joseph, Cory, Benjamin and Morgan.
Harold Ellingwood, ??-1917 (From the RumfordFalls Times, June 9,
News has been
received of the death of Harold Ellingwood, at the Naval Hospital, Newport,
R.I. He was the brother of Hollis Ellingwood and has other relatives in this
Arabella M. Elliot, 1852-1907 (Obituary from the
Rumford Falls Times, September 21, 1907)
Arabella M. Elliot
died at her boarding place in Andover
Thursday afternoon [Sept. 19, 1907] at 3:30. Her death was caused by a cancer
which for some time had troubled her.
Mrs. Elliot was a
most estimable lady and had been the Times Andover correspondent for several
years. She leaves relatives in Massachusetts
and New York.
Rev. T.H. Derrick,
a great friend of the deceased, has taken charge of the body until the deceased’s
brother arrives from Malden, Mass. Mr. Derrick in formed the Times that prayers
will be held at Mr. H. E. Hall’s, where the deceased had resided for
several years, Saturday morning and that the funeral will be held at Rumford
Point in the afternoon.
Dorothy D. (Howard) Elliot, 1867 - 1957 (Obituary
from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Andover - Mrs. Dollie D. Eliot, 89, died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marie E Lang, Pleasant Street, Andover,
on Thursday, April 4. 
She was born at Newry on October 27, 1867, the daughter of Preston and Lucetta Howard. She was the widow of Matthew
E Elliot and had resided in this community for 65 years.
Mrs. Elliot was Andover's
oldest resident. She was a member of Lone Mt Grange and the Andover
Surviving, besides Mrs. Lang, are a son, Jesse L Elliot,
Andover; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Goddard, Hanover, and Mrs. Sue Elliot,
Rumford Point; two brothers, Frank Howard, Hanover, and Charles Howard,
Rumford; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p m Sunday, April 7, at the
Andover Congregational Church, with Rev Andrew Young officiating. Miss Ivy
Thurston was organist.
Burial was in the WestEllisCemetery,
Rumford, with services at the Cemetery by Rev Mr. Young.
Bearers were Lauriston Weymouth, Philip Learned, Clarence Bailey,
Victor Akers, William French and Louis Hall.
Attending from out of town were Mrs. Letty Akers, Weston, Mass;
Mrs. Mary Howard, Mrs. Henry M Howard, Mrs. Patricia Peck, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Howard, Mr. and Mrs. R A Welch, Charles Howard, Mrs. Earl Merchant and Mrs.
Thomas McKay, all of Rumford; Mrs. Stella Goddard, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Goddard,
Mrs. Willis Penny and Frank Howard, Hanover; Mrs. Alice Elliot, Mrs. Sue
Elliot, Miss Helen Elliot, Mr. and Mrs. William Elliot, all from Rumford Point;
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Howard, Portland; Mrs. Idelle Learned, Rumford Center; Mr.
and Mrs. Elliot S Cummings, Norway; Mr. and Mrs. George Donahue, West... (rest
Jesse Elliot, 1896 - 1962 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated
- Jesse L. Elliot, 65, died unexpectedly late Saturday night [July 8, 1962] at his
residence on the Roxbury Pond Road.
A life-long resident, he was born here, Aug. 3, 1896, the son of Matthew and Dollie
Howard Elliot. He was a farmer. He was married to the late Muriel Bennett.
He is survived by two sons, Elmer M. of Andover; Robert A., Mexico; five
grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Marie Lang, Andover.
DIED - At Andover,
Jesse L. Elliot, age 65. Services 2 P. M., Tuesday at Meader and Son Funeral
Home, Rumford with Rev, Harold Yates officiating. BurialWoodlawnCemetery, Andover. Friends invited
to call at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford after Monday. Joint visitations of the V. F.
W. and American Legion Posts and Auxiliaries at 8 P. M. Monday.
Matthew Elliott, Abt. 1863-1912 (From the Rumford Falls
Times, June 15, 1912)
died on Sunday morning, June 9  after an illness of about one week with
pneumonia, aged about 48 years. Mr. Elliott was a faithful member of the
Congregational Church, also the Y P C E Society and the SabbathSchool
and the Lone Mountain Grange. He was ever ready to perform any duty as a
member, and one who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by a
widow [Dollie D.], two daughters [D. Marie and Evelyn M.] and a son [Jesse L.],
also several brothers and sisters. The funeral was held in the Congregational
Church Tuesday afternoon, officiated by Rev. H.L. Packard. J.B. Roberts was in
charge. Many beautiful flowers were contributed. The Grange members held their
Muriel M. (Bennett) Elliot, 1897 - 1959 (Obituary from an
unidentified and undated local newspaper)
- Mrs. Muriel M. Elliot, 62, died Thursday [September 24, 1959] at the MaineMedicalCenter, Portland, where she had been a patient one
week. She resided on the Roxbury
Born at RumfordCenter, Jan. 9, 1898, she was the
daughter of Elmore and Luna J. Abbott Bennett. She was a member of the Lone
Mountain Grange and Andover Congregational Church.
Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Robert A. of Mexico; Elmer
M. of this town; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Holman of Dixfield; Mrs. Howard
Goddard of Hanover;
Mrs. Eva Sweetser, Rumford; and five grandchildren
Elva M. (Lohnes) Ellis, 1884 - 1961 (Obituary from an
unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Services for Mrs. Elva M. Ellis were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the
Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, Rev. Nathaniel Pearson officiating.
[Date of death was January
16, 1961] Entombment was in the Woodlawn Tomb, Andover. Burial in the WoodlawnCemetery
in the spring. Bearers were Kenneth Meisner, Henry Roberts, Ray Learned, Harry
Gibbs, Ira Bodwell and George Berringer.
George H. Ellis, 1920 – 2005
(Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, November 10, 2005)
Former president of the Federal
Reserve Bank of Boston, George H. Ellis of Andover [ME] and WellesleyMass., died on Thursday, Nov. 3,
2005 of complications following hip replacement surgery. He was 85 years old.
Dr. Ellis was born in 1920 and
received his B.A. In economics from the University of Maine
in Orono in 1941; he was class valedictorian. He was a member of ROTC there
and, upon graduation, was commissioned a second lieutenant of infantry in the
U.S. Army. He served for over three years in the Pacific Theater in World War
II where he was part of an infantry regiment that island-hopped from New Guinea across the South Pacific to the Philippines
with General Dougla MacArthur. For a time he was commander of his
regiment’s artillery and later served as regimental planning officer. He
rose to the rank of major when his service was completed with the occupation
forces in Japan
at the war’s end.
After the war, Dr. Ellis obtained
his Ph.D. in economics from HarvardUniversity and then returned to the University of Maine
to teach economics on the Orono campus. From there, we was called to the Federal
Reserve Bank of Boston
where he first served in the bank’s research department and then as its
director of research. During this time he co-authored with Arthur Bright the
book “The Economic State of New England,” published by the Yale
In 1961, at the age of 41, Dr. Ellis
became president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
and in that capacity served, on a rotating basis with his fellow Fed
presidents, on the Fed’s Open Market Committee responsible for
monetary policy. He served as president of the bank for seven years. At the
time of his appointment, he was the youngest person ever appointed president of
a Federal Reserve bank.
Dr. Ellis went from the Boston
Federal Reserve Bank president to the position of president and CEO of Keystone
Mutual Funds and thereafter to the presidency of the Home Savings Bank of Boston. He completed his
business career as the chairman of the Board of Central Maine Power. He was the
recipient of a number of honorary degrees including ones from BatesCollege
and the University of Massachusetts, and in 2003, he received the University of Maine’s lifetime career
Dr. Ellis served for many years in
leadership positions with the United Church of Christ, including as moderator
of the Wellesley
Congregational (Village) Church, where he was a member, and chairman of the
Board of Trustees of the United Church of Christ’s Pension Board. He was
also very active in civic matters in Boston,
including heading United Way
campaigns and serving on the Greater Boston Development Organization and the UniversityHospital.
Dr. Ellis was always a strong family
man. In 1968, he and Sylvia purchased the farm in Andover that had been in her family for two
centuries until it was sold by Sylvia’s parents when they retired in
1946. As Dr. and Mrs. Ellis intended, “The Homestead,” as it is
called, has become a multi-generational family gathering place where groups
from the church and work have been welcomed for many special occasions over the
He is survived by his children,
Rebecca Hudspeth and her husband Stephen of Wilton, Conn., son George and his
wife Donna of Wellesley, Mass., son Randall and his wife Joyce of Newton,
Mass., and daughter Deborah Watts and husband Lee of Wellesley, Mass.; his
niece Georgianna Ellis ; and six grandchildren. His wife of 47 years, Sylvia
Poor Ellis of Andover, predeceased him in 1993. He was also predeceased by his
brothers, Gilbert M. Ellis and Ernest R. Ellis.
A memorial service will be held at 2
p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 1t Wellesley
Congregational (Village) Church, Wellesley, Mass., and at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the first
Congregational Church, Andover.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to either
the Andover Congregational Church, Andover,
or the Andover Educational Fund, P.O.
Box 32, Andover, ME04216.
Sylvia P. (Poor) Ellis, 1919 - 1993 (Obituary from an
unidentified and undated local newspaper)
ANDOVER - Mrs. Sylvia Poor Ellis, 74, died
Sunday [October 3, 1993]
at her home in Andover,
where she had resided for four years. She was formerly of Wellesley, Mass.,
where she and her husband spent their winters.
She was born Aug.
28, 1919 in Andover,
the daughter of Sylvanus and Gertrude Parsons Poor. She graduated from AndoverHigh School in the class of 1937 and
from NassonCollege in the class of 1941 with a
degree in home economics. She taught for two years at WellsHigh School
in Wells. Mrs. Ellis was a county extension agent and an assistant state leader
of Massachusetts Girl Scouts Association. She was a dedicated homemaker. She
was an active member and served for many years as coordinator of Christian
education at Wellesley Congregational Church and had attended Andover Congregational
Church. She had formerly held the position of trustee at NassonCollege.
She was married in Andover
on Aug. 18,1946
to George H. Ellis, who survives of Andover.
Mrs. Ellis also is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Rebecca)
Hudspeth of Wilton, Conn., and Deborah J. Ellis of Wellesley; two sons, George
M. Ellis of Natick, Mass., and Randall P. Ellis of Newton, Mass.;
and six grandchildren.
William A. Ellis, 1873 - 1960 (Obituary from an unidentified
and undated newspaper)
- William A. Ellis, 86, died Thursday afternoon [April 14, 1960] at Rumford Community Hospital,
where he had been a patient eight weeks.
He had lived here 37 years, making his home on Main Street. He was born June 15, 1873, at Prince Edward Island,
the son of Penrose and Christine Gillis Ellis.
He had been employed as a chef by the Brown Company and Union Water
Power Co. For the past five years, he had been retired.
Surviving are his widow, the former Elva Mitchell; four
daughters, Mrs. Edith Hartshaw, Akron,
O.; Mrs. Herman Verber, Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Laughlin McInnis, Rumford, and Mrs.
Albert McKinnon, Mexico;
four grandchildren; one great grandson; a brother, John, Andover.
He was the oldest member of the Napoleon Ouellette Post, AL,
and had held their cane since 1958.
DIED - At Rumford, April 14, William A. Ellis, aged 86. Services Sunday at
the Meader & Son Funeral home, at , Rev. Harold R. Yates will officiate. Entombment Andover receiving tomb. BurialWoodlawnCemetery, Andover in the spring.
Friends invited to call at Meader & Son Funeral Home after Friday. Joint visitation at Saturday American Legion and
Floyd Emerson, 1917-2004 (Obituary from The Bethel
Citizen, June 10, 2004)
Robert Emerson, Sr., 86, passed away Thursday June 3, 2004 at the RumfordHospital. He was a lifelong resident of Andover, born in East Andover
on Oct. 11, 1917, the son of Fred Luther Emerson and Erma Perkins Emerson.
He was married to Marguerite Octavia
Campbell on Sept.3, 1939.
Floyd was a member of the Knights of Pythias
Cabot Lodge. He was a longtime employee of Andover Wood Products until his
retirement in 1985.
is Survived by his five children, Sandra Bamett of Ann Arbor, Mich.,
Floyd Emerson, Jr. and his wife Cindy of Andover, TamaraPoole and her husband Anthony of Valrico,
Fla., Fred Emerson and his wife Margaret of Andover and Frank Emerson and his
wife Louise of York; 15 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; many nieces and
nephews; and brother-in-law, Amos Campbell of Lewiston.
Floyd will be sadly missed by the many
friends he met while driving his little Jeep.
were held Monday, June 7, at the Andover Congregational Church, with the Rev.
Jane Rich officiating. Interment was at the WoodlawnCemetery, Andover. Those who desire may contribute to
the Andover Rescue, Andover,
ME. 04216 in his memory.
Fred Emerson, Abt. 1881-1924 (From the Rumford Falls
Times, January 12, 1924)
News was received
Thursday evening of the death of Fred Emerson at his home in South
Rumford. Mr. Emerson was a former resident of Andover and leaves his wife who was the
former Miss Emma Perkins, daughter of W.W. Perkins of this town and six
children, two by a former marriage. The remains were taken to BoothbayHarbor
for burial. Much sympathy is expressed for the widow and children.
Marguerite 0. (Campbell)
Emerson, 1917 - 1993 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local
RUMFORD - Marguerite 0. "Puggy" Emerson, 76, died Sunday [February 7, 1993] at RumfordCommunityHospital.
She was a resident of Andover and had lived in that area all of her life.
She was born in South Andover, Jan. 8, 1917, the daughter of Daniel
and Annie Wood Campbell. She graduated from Andover High School with the class
She was married in Wilton, Sept. 3, 1939, to Floyd R. Emerson Sr. She
led the Andover Senior Citizen Group as president for 10 years; was secretary
of the Lone Mountain Grange for 15 years; and was a member of the Andover
Historical Society. For many years, Mrs. Emerson wrote the news for the Andover
area for the Bethel Citizen and the Rumford Falls Times and had done many
articles on the history of Andover.
Survivors include her husband, Floyd R. Emerson Sr. of Andover; three sons, Floyd R. Emerson Jr. of East Andover,
Fred Emerson of Andover, and Frank Emerson of York; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Sandra) Barnett of Ann
Arbor, Mich., and Mrs. Anthony (Tamara) Poole of Oakley, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Walter
Marilyn (Judkins) Emery, 1932?
– 2003, (Obituary from the Lewiston
Sun-Journal, September 26, 2003)
— Marilyn Emery, 71, of Brunswick,
died at home, Sept. 24.
She was born in Rumford, the daughter of Perry and
Mildred York Judkins. She attended the public schools of Andover
and Bethel, and was valedictorian of her class
at GouldAcademy. In 1954 she graduated from SmithCollege
with honors in philosophy.
She married Guy Emery in 1955; they lived in Cambridge, Mass., where
she served as assistant in courses at the HarvardBusinessSchool before starting to
raise a family. When she lived in Brookhaven,
NY, she was active in Head Start,
Girl Scouts, and the League of Women Voters.
The family moved to Bloomington, Ind., in
1966; there she continued her work with the Girl Scouts and also volunteered at
the International Students House of Indiana University, before becoming
Executive Director of the Monroe County chapter of the Mental Health
Association. With many volunteers and her strong commitment, the chapter became
one of the most effective in the state.
After moving to Brunswick in 1988, she served on the school
board and worked toward the building of a new high school, and on the board of
Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine.
She had traveled widely in the United States, Canada,
Europe, and Japan, and had
lived for a year in the Netherlands.
She was a staunch advocate for peace, for respect for all people, for social
services, and especially for children.
She enjoyed gardening, reading, TournamentBridge, crossword puzzles, interacting
with friends and neighbors, and supporting the Atlanta Braves.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years;
her daughters, Karen Young and husband Tom of South Glastonbury, Conn., and Kim
Emery and partner Kathryn Baker of Gainesville, Fla.; her sister, Dorothy Gray
and husband Verne of Farmingdale; her grandchildren, Meredith, Amanda, Jeffrey,
and Vanessa; and her nieces, Joan Bickford and Susan Longfellow both of
She was predeceased by her brother,
Stanley Judkins in 1979.
Leonard P. Entin, 1928-2006 (Obituary
from the Bethel Citizen, November 16, 2006)
Leonard P. Entin, 78, of Bristol, R.I., formerly
of Wayland, Mass., died Monday, October 9, 2006, at his
He was the husband of Amelia L. (Swain) Entin for 53 years.
Mr. Entin was born in Roxbury, Mass.,
the son of Bathsheva (Bertha) Wegler and Samuel Entin.
At the age of 19, he received a
bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering (magna cum laude) from NortheasternUniversity in 1947. After stints at
engineering which included Saco Lowell and Honeywell, he moved into consulting,
management and finance. In 1967 he joined Thermo Electron Corp. as a
consultant, where he oversaw acquisitions and mergers, and in 1992, retired as
director of corporate development.
Besides his wife, he leaves his
daughters, carol and Pauline and their husbands; a grandson, Zachary; his
sister, Sima (Entin) Sathan and her children and grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday,
Nov. 12, followed by a reception at the FirstParishChurch
in Wayland, Mass.
Instead of flowers, his family
welcomes donations in his memory to the DeCordovaMuseum
(https:/participatedecordove.org/donate.asp)’ or the Greater Boston Youth
Symphony Orchestra (https.//www.gbyso.org/pages/37_donate_now.cfm).
Lillis Alice Ernst, 1896 – 1918 (Obituary
from the Rumford Falls Times, November 2, 1918)
Died, in Andover
Oct. 28, Mrs. George Ernest, with an attack of influenza followed by
pneumonia.Mrs. Ernest was a devoted
wife and mother and is survived by a husband, four small children a father and
several sisters and brothers who must all miss her kindly care, and neighbors
who will miss her pleasant greeting. (The Andover Town Report spells her
surname Ernest shows her age as 22 years, 2 months and 7 days.)
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