Andover Obituaries Beginning with "E"


Freeman A. Ellingwood, 1918 – 2006 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls 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 Rangeley High 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- 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 Rumford Falls Times, June 9, 1917)


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 town.


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. [1957]

  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 Congregational Church.

  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 West Ellis Cemetery, 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 is missing)

Jesse Elliot, 1896 - 1962 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - 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. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends invited to call at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford after 7 P.M. 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)


Matthew Elliott died on Sunday morning, June 9 [1912] 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 Sabbath School 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 solemn service.

Muriel M. (Bennett) Elliot, 1897 - 1959 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Muriel M. Elliot, 62, died Thursday [September 24, 1959] at the Maine Medical Center, Portland, where she had been a patient one week. She resided on the Roxbury Pond Road.

  Born at Rumford Center, 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 Woodlawn Cemetery 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 Wellesley Mass., 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 Harvard University 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 University Press.

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 determining U.S. 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 Bates College and the University of Massachusetts, and in 2003, he received the University of Maine’s lifetime career achievement award.

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 University Hospital.

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 years.

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, ME 04216, or the Andover Educational Fund, P.O. Box 32, Andover, ME 04216.

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 Andover High School in the class of 1937 and from Nasson College in the class of 1941 with a degree in home economics. She taught for two years at Wells High 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 Nasson College. 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)

  ANDOVER - 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 2 p.m., Rev. Harold R. Yates will officiate. Entombment Andover receiving tomb. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover in the spring. Friends invited to call at Meader & Son Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Friday. Joint visitation at 7 p.m. Saturday American Legion and VFW Post.

Floyd Emerson, 1917-2004 (Obituary from The Bethel Citizen, June 10, 2004)


Floyd Robert Emerson, Sr., 86, passed away Thursday June 3, 2004 at the Rumford Hospital. 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.


He is Survived by his five children, Sandra Bamett of Ann Arbor, Mich., Floyd Emerson, Jr. and his wife Cindy of Andover, Tamara Poole 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.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 7, at the Andover Congregational Church, with the Rev. Jane Rich officiating. Interment was at the Woodlawn Cemetery, 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 Boothbay Harbor for burial. Much sympathy is expressed for the widow and children.

Marguerite 0. (Campbell) Emerson, 1917 - 1993  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Marguerite 0. "Puggy" Emerson, 76, died Sunday [February 7, 1993] at Rumford Community Hospital. 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 of 1935.

  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)

BRUNSWICK — 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 Gould Academy. In 1954 she graduated from Smith College with honors in philosophy.

She married Guy Emery in 1955; they lived in Cambridge, Mass., where she served as assistant in courses at the Harvard Business School 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, Tournament Bridge, 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 Wiscasset.

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 home.

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 Northeastern University 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 First Parish Church in Wayland, Mass.

Instead of flowers, his family welcomes donations in his memory to the DeCordova Museum (https:/’ or the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (https.// 

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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