Jessie M. (Brooks) (McKellick)
Jessie McKellick Fairbanks, 84, of
She was born in
She was married in 1940 to Ernest McKellick.
They lived in Rumford and
In 1983 she married Mervin "Buster" Fairbanks of Dixfield.
Her life revolved around her family. She was known by her family and friends for her sense of humor, generosity and warm smile. Her positive attitude never wavered, even under the worst of times. She was loved by all.
She was a loyal Red Sox fan and never missed watching a game on TV.
She is survived by two children, a daughter, Judy Kersey and her husband Tim of Bethel and The Villages, Fla., and a son, Alton McKellick and his wife Nancy of South Paris; a sister, Alta Sturgis of South Portland; three grandsons; a granddaughter; six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Margurite Brooks; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Kersey.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday,
Dec. 11, at St. Catherine of
Blandine (Knox) Falkenham, 1918 – 2003 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, August 28, 2003)
She was born in
She had been employed for over 15 years at the B.F.D. Mill in
Blandine enjoyed corresponding by letters and cards with friends and family, and especially loved her family and playing scrabble and doing crossword puzzles.
She was married in
Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 24 at the Meader & Son
Funeral Home in Rumford, with Pastor John O’Keefe officiating. Interment
was at the
Harold Falkenham, 1917 - 2005 (Obituary from The Bethel Citizen, September 22, 2005)
"Buster" Falkenham, 87, of the
He was born in
During World War II he served as a S/Sgt U.S. Army, 927th Ship Hospital Platoon from June 4, 1941 to Nov. 21, 1945.
Buster worked as a caretaker for Robert L. Knight at the Black Point on Mooselookmeguntic Lake and then for Robert Swain in East Andover several years and then going to Boise Cascade Paper Company in Rumford for over 30 years until retirement in 1980 as a helper on the re-winders.
He was a member of Cabot Lodge 117, K. of
P. and formerly served as a selectman for the town of
He was married
Survivors include a son, Brandon and wife Nancy of Laguna Hills, Calif.; a
daughter, Glenda Meisner of
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Meader & Son
Joseph Lee Falkenham, 1898 - 1989 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
WEST PARIS - Joseph Lee Falkenham,
91, formerly of
He was born in
Survivors include a son, Harold, of
Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday at
the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford with rev. Donald
Grover officiating. Interment in the
Rena (Hutchins) Falkenham, 1900 - 1988 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
She was a resident of
Other survivors include one son, Harold G. Falkenham of
Sunday at Meader & Son Funeral Home,
Phyllis R. Farrar, R.N., 79, died Saturday, Dec. 21, at the
She was born at
She worked at the
She had attended the
Calvary Congregational Church,
She was married in
Rumford on Dec. 4, 1944 to the late Richard Farrar, who died
Survivors include one daughter, W. Elaine Turgeon and her husband Robert of Manchester, N.H.; two sons, Richard Farrar and his wife Christine of Rumford, and Raymond Farrar and his wife Margaret of Greenbrier, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Richard Farrar of Westbrook, and Geoffrey and Gillian Farrar of Greenbrier, Tenn.; and one sister, Myrna Whitten and her husband Preston of North Carolina.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Ida Mysha and Helen Hyman; and one granddaughter, Marcy Lynn Farrar.
Richard H. Farrar, 1919 – 2001 (Obituary from the
WEST PARIS — Richard H.
Farrar, 82, a former resident of
He was residing at
the Rumford Community Home in Rumford. Born in
Mr. Farrar served as a Seaman second class with the U.S. Navy from March 27, 1945 to April 14, 1946, including a tour overseas in the Asiatic Pacific area.
He was a self-employed farmer and woodsman all his life, until his retirement.
Mr. Farrar had attended
the Calvary Congregational Church in So.
He was married in Rumford on Dec. 4, 1944 to the former Phyllis E. Rix.
Survivors include his wife of Rumford; a daughter, W. Elaine Turgeon and her husband Robert of Manchester, N.H.; two sons and their wives, Richard M. and Christine of Lewiston and Raymond and Margaret of Greenbrier, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Richard Farrar of Westbrook and Geoffrey and Jillian Farrar of Greenbrier, Tenn.; two sisters, Edith Bartlett and her husband, William of Theodore, Ala., and Evaline Alcombrack of Belmont, N.H.; and numerous cousins.
He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Marcy Lyn Farrar; and a sister, Oriel Farrar.
Richard B. Farren,
1887 – 1942 (Obituary from the
Fe was born in
Surviving are his widow, Arabelle Holman Farren, children [rest of obit is missing].
Gloria Farrington, 1940 - 1948 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
EAST ANDOVER - Funeral services for Gloria Farrington, 8 year old daughter of Lila and Everett Farrington, who died at the Rumford Community Hospital Wednesday, April 5,  were held at the Andover Church Friday at 1 p. m. Rev. Kenneth Hatch of Mexico officiating. Interment was at the Woodlawn cemetery.
She was an honor student at the
Surviving are her parents, two brothers, five sisters and numerous aunts and cousins.
Bearers were four cousins, Alfred Pratt of
James Mervin Farrington, 1929 - 1982 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
EAST ANDOVER - James Mervin
Farrington, 52, died Wednesday [April 14, 1982] at
He resided in
Other survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Sennett of Andover; four sons, Peter F. and Toby M., both of East Andover, Steven J. of South Rumford and Robert C. of Rumford; a daughter, Rachel A. Farrington of Lake Worth, Fla.; a brother, C. Freeman Farrington of east Andover; a sister, Charlotte Hayes of Waldoboro; a grandson and a stepgrandson.
Funeral services will be held at 1
p.m. Friday at Calvary Congregational Church,
John Everett Farrington, 1909 - 1995 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
DIXFIELD - John Everett Farrington, 85, died Sunday [
Mr. Farrington was born in
Mr. Farrington owned and operated the Farrington Saw Mill and Shingle
Mill for many years and later owned and operated Farrington's Garage in
Other survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Mary Laverna Brown of
John H. Farrington, 1872 – 1962 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 15, 1962)
The death of John H. Farrington,
age 90, of
Mr. Farrington, who worked in dowel
mills for many years, was born in
Surviving are sons Charles A.
Farrington of Rumford, John E. Farrington of
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Wednesday
from the Meader and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Yates of the
Entombment was at
Lester M. Farrington, 1908 - 1992 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
He was born
He married Muriel Leach on
For several years, Mr. Farrington owned and operated the Farrington
Lumber Mill in East Andover, founded by his father; and also managed a sawmill
in Starks, the George Chase Mill in Andover, a portable mill in Rumford Point
and several wood crew operations in the area. He owned and managed many acres
of land in the
He served on the
He retired in 1978 when his grandsons took over the mill, as Richardson Lumber Company
He was a 40-year member of Blazing Star Lodge #30, AF & AM; a 32nd Degree Mason Scottish Rite Bodies Lewiston Lodge of Perfection Auburn Council; Princes of Jerusalem; H.H. Dickey Chapter of Rose Croix; Maine Consistory, S.P.R.S., 32nd Degree; and Kora Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. Shrine of Lewiston. He was a long-time member of Cabot Lodge #117, Knights of Pythias of Andover.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Freeman (Barbara) Hayden
and Rebecca Marston, both of
Funeral services for Lester M. Farrington were held
Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the
Lila B. (Murphy) Farrington, 1912 - 2000 (Obituary from the
RUMFORD - Lila B. Farrington, 87, died peacefully surrounded by her
family, Saturday, Aug. 12,  at the Rumford Community Home. Formerly of
She was born in Rumford on
From 1960 to 1979 Mrs. Farrington was employed at Swain's Dowel Mill
She was married in
Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Mary White of Livermore, Mrs.
Joseph (Geraldine) Parise of Rumford, Mrs. Daniel (June) Trenoweth of Mexico,
Mrs. Albert (Carole) Nelson, Jr. of East Stoneham, Mrs. Richard (Linda)
Theriault of So. Rumford, and Mrs. Keith (Bonnie) Vashaw of Rumford; two sons,
Frank of Norway and Reginald of Stafford Springs. Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Inaze
Stinchfield of Rumford; a brother John E. Murphy of Peru; 28 grandchildren; 50
great-grand children; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by
a daughter Gloria Joanne Farrington.
Muriel M. (Leach) Farrington, 1909 - 1989 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
She was born in
Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Freeman (Barbara) Hayden and Mrs. Neil (Rebecca) Marston, both of East Andover; two sisters, Mrs. Basil Dorothy) Hutchins of East Andover and Mrs. Eugene (Edith) Hoyt of Rumford Center; three brothers, Donald, Edward and Roy Leach, all of Tillie, New Brunswick, Canada; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services, ,
Wednesday, at Andover Congregational Church with
Olney A. Farrington, 1875 - 1951 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Olney Farrington was Eldest Resident in East Andover
He was born in
Surviving are his widow, Hattie Harding Farrington; two daughters,
Mrs. Eva Chenery of
Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational Church on December 7 with Rev. C C Salisbury officiating.
Those from out of town attending were Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Harding,
Mrs. Lydelia Bartlett and her son, Linwood Cummings of Norway; Herman Allen and
Lynn Sterry, Starks; Philip Weston, Phillips; W Learned and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Hoyt, Rumford Center, Pvt Wilbur Chenery, Camp Dix, N J; Pvt and Mrs. Mervin
Farrington, Camp Edwards, Mass.
Robert W. Farwell, 1926 - 1999 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, March 11, 1999)
Robert William Farwell, 72, of Walkersville, Md., died
He was born in
He was a retired administrative officer of the Department of Agriculture, a member of St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church in Walkersville, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 12255, and a life member of the Westminster VFW Post 467.
His first wife, Iris C. Farwell and one son, Stephen, predeceased him.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Rowe Farwell of Walkersville; seven stepchildren, Dorothy White-Brosi of Las Vegas, Nev., Donnie E. White of Laurel, Md., Stephen Potter of Eldersburg, Mollie Buehn and Julie Kaufman of Walkersville, Richard Potter of Hyattsville, Md., and Michael of Owings, Md.; one sister, Priscilla Murphy of Gorham, N.H.; five grandchildren; six step grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass was held Tuesday, March 2, at St. Timothy's Roman
Catholic Church, Walkersville. Interment will be in
Marie T. (Keyo) Faulkingham, 1903 - 1978 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
RUMFORD - Marie Theresa Faulkingham, 74, widow of Bertram
She was born
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Rosalyn) DesRoches,
Beatrice M. (
Beatrice M. Favreau, 88, of
Mrs. Favreau was bom Dec. 7, 1917 in
Favreau lived in
Survivors include two sons, Y.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, David R. Favreau, in 1992; and by ten brothers and sisters. She was a loving and caring sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
calling hour will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the
Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home,
Following the calling hour, a Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc.,
Addie (Dunn) Feener, 1917 - 2005
She was born at Andover North Surplus, on the Dunn Farm, Jan. 11, 1917, the daughter of Bert and Helen (Thomas) Dunn. She graduated from
She married her longtime mate, Kenneth W. Feener, on Sept. 9, 1937, in
She made a loving home for her husband and children and worked as a homemaker, farmer's wife, tutor, teacher and all-around support system for her family. As youngsters, her children and their playmates fondly remember her chocolate doughnuts, cookies and special cakes with that great boiled frosting. Her exploding root beer wasn't bad either!
In the early '70s, she opened Addie's Place and for the next 25 years she served up good food and friendship to all who passed through
She loved the conversation and friendship, and became known far and wide, thanks to the Internet, for her peanut butter pie. She knit and distributed hundreds of pairs of mittens and slippers, charging about what it cost to make them. For her, it was more about giving than it was about getting.
She will be sorely missed by all who knew her and especially by her children, Judith Ann Ravaris and her husband, Lew, of Kingston, N.H., Michael Kenneth Feener and his wife, Susan, of Readfield, Kathryn Jane LaPointe of Hollister, Fla., and Susan Arvilla Andersen and her husband, Rick, of Andover; grandchildren, Karen McLean with her husband, Chuck, Kim Kittredge, Michael W. Feener with his wife, Missy, and Shawn Feener; great-grandchildren, Anna and Cameron McLean and Karyn Feener. She dearly loved to see these "kids" and all her special friends come through her door for a visit and to have them join her for a sit on the porch.
She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; her brothers, Robert, Albert, Harry, Tommy and George; and a sister, Geneva Coleman.
Arvilla (Meisner) Feener, 1893 - 1995 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
RUMFORD - Arvilla M. Feener, l02, died Friday, Oct. 6, l995, at the
Rumford Community Home. She was a resident of
She was born in Branch La Have,
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Donald French of
Kenneth W. Feener, 1912-1974 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 21, 1974)
The death of Kenneth W. Feener of
He was born in Rumford on September 29,
1912, the son of Wilbert S. and Arvilla Meisner Feener. He was a graduate of
He married Eva Addie Dunn in
Mr. Feener was a member of the
Andover Congregational Church and served on the Telstar Regional High School
Band. He was a Justice of the Peace, a member of Blazing Star Lodge No. 30 A..F
and A.M., Rumford, and of Cabot Lodge No. 117, Knights of Pythias,
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eva
Addie Feener, of
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, march 20, at 2 pm in the Andover Congregational Church, with Rev. David Norrie officiating.
Entombment was in the
Wilbert S. Feener, 1884-1968 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 16, 1968)
The death of Wilbert S. Feener, 84,
A resident of
Mr. Feener was a retired watchman for the Stowell-MacGregor Corporation, now known as Andover Wood Products company, where he worked for over 40 years.
He was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and Cabot Lodge No. 117, Knights of Pythias.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Villa Meisner
Funeral Services were held a 2 p.m.
Monday, May 13, at the Andover Congregational Church. Rev. Carl M. Kingsbury,
pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in the
Norman K. Ferguson,
Jr., 1933 - 2010 (Obituary from the
He was born in
After returning home in 1955 he dated a Gould acquaintance, Barbara Cole. They soon fell in love and were married in the Congregational Church in
Throughout his political involvement, Norm was active serving the Republican Party at local and state levels. He served as the GOP treasurer for
Among other activities and organizations,
Norman is survived by his wife Barbara; his four sons and their wives, Scott and Dawn, Douglas and Brenda, Dan and Janet, Robert and Cecile; 11 grandchildren, Eric, Ian, Sam, Molly, Marianne, Catherine, Lucas, Angus, Sadie, Jonathan, and Seth (all Fergusons); a sister, Elizabeth Mottla and her husband Paul; a brother-in-law, Bill Kohut; and nieces and nephews.
The family sends their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all who prayed and cared for us. Most especially the Fergusons wish to express their deepest gratitude to the remarkable people at Hospice House and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. Their compassion and kindness embraces all who walk through the door, and we feel blessed to have had our dear one in such capable hands. We are especially grateful for Dr. Austin who kept us informed, assured, and at peace each and every day. Our community is better for having all the dedicated professionals and volunteers of this fine organization.
Friends are invited to call at the Meader & Son Funeral Home,
Those who desire
may contribute in his memory to:
The Hospice House
Esther (Strout) Field, 1856-1931
(Obituary from the
The death of Mrs. Esther Jane
Field, widow of Frank Field, occurred Monday [December 28, 1931] at her home in
Mrs. Field was born in Bridgton
February 2, 1856, the daughter of Brazile and Mary Renshaw Strout. She had been
a resident of
Mrs. Field was a member of the
Grange and of the
Funeral services will be held from
the Akers residence at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, the Rev. Mr. Keyes,
Malvina Field, ??-1910 (From the
At the home of her
son, Frank Field, in
Ramona R. (Morton) Filiault, 1915 - 2002 (Obituary from The Bethel Citizen, Feb. 7, 2002)
Ramona A. Filiault, 86, of
She was born in
She worked as a registered nurse at the
She was a member and former deacon of the Westbrook Congregational Church. She was also a member of the Group 3AB Fellowship Club, the Westbrook Senior Citizens, the Friendship Club, and the Mizpah Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was the first president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Women’s Auxiliary, and was active in the Girl Scouts.
Her husband, Origene Filiault died in 1988 and her son Origene died in 1990.
Survivors include a son, Gary of New Boston, N. H.; a daughter,
Jodell Usher of Westbrook; a sister, Doris Brown of
Funeral services were private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to the Animal Refuge League,
Betsy (Poor) Fisher, 1914 - 2002 (Obituary from the Bethel
Betsy Poor Fisher, 88, died
After graduating from
She was an active member of the Andover First Congregational Church
and the Ladies Aid Society. She was a founding member of Andover Historical
Society and a long-standing trustee of the Andover Public Library. Even though
she lived in many parts of the country, she always maintained her
Called "Mia" by her grandchildren, she was noted for her large Santa collection. She also enjoyed quilting, painting, sewing, snowmobiling and cooking.
Survivors include a son, Harvey Somers of
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the First
Congregational Church in
Dorothy (Ladd) Fitzherbert, 1915-1974 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 17, 1974)
The death of Mrs. Dorothy
Fitzherbert, 58, of
Mrs. Fitzherbert was born in Rumford, January 30, 1915, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Ladd.
She had been living in the Auburn Community for 29 years.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard, of Auburn; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Poulin, Auburn, and Mrs. Patricia Rivard, Columbus, GA; a son, Kenneth, of Lewiston; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Glover, Andover, and Mrs. Peter (Thelma) Touchette, Camden; three brothers, Alfred Ladd, South Andover, Albert Ladd, Dixfield, and George Ladd, East Andover; her stepmother, Mrs. Helen Ladd, Rumford, five stepbrothers, Murray Fitzherbert, Turner, James Fitzherbert, East Hartford, Conn., Harold Fitzherbert, Lewiston, Delbert Fitzherbert, Oxford, and Basil Fitzherbert, Livermore Falls; a stepsister, Mrs. Louise Glover, Rumford, and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday
afternoon, October 16 at 2pm at the Fortin Funeral Parlors,
Eugene B. Fitzpatrick, 1930 - 1987 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
He was born in Astoria, N.Y., on
Feb. 8, 1930, the son of Thomas and Lillian Kiernan Fitzpatrick, and attended
local schools before his enlistment in the U.S. Navy in 1947and moved to the
Rumford area where he was employed by the former Ethyl Corp., now Boise Cascade
Paper Group of Rumford, and later served as custodian for St. Anthanasius-St.
John Church before moving to Astoria, N.Y. in 1969. Mr. Fitzpatrick was
employed as a safety inspector by Con Edison until his retirement in 1986. Upon
his return to
Survivors include his wife of
Funeral services will be held Friday
at 10 a.m. from Hawthorne Funeral Home,
Nettie Mae (Freeman) Fitzpatrick 1936
– 2010 (Obituary from the
Born in Rumford on March 26, 1936,
she was a daughter of the late Roy and Verna (
She served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1956.
She served as a volunteer in many
organizations including the Beacon House in Rumford, Covenant House in
She was married in
Survivors include four daughters, Kathleen Glover and her husband, Butch of Andover, Joan Timmes and her husband David of Astoria, NY, Kelly Scotti and her husband Peter of Andover, Susan Fitzpatrick of Rumford, Lynne Lopez and her husband Michael of Miami, FL; grandchildren Heather and Maureen Glover, Jennifer Timmes, Denise, Thomas and Stephen Scotti, Jonathan McCaffrey, Michael and Ashley Lopez; great grandchildren Noah and Grace McCurdy, Bella Rose Lopez; sisters Claire McLendon and her husband William of Hazelhurst, GA, Joanne Blanchard of Decatur, TN; a brother, Randy Freeman and wife, Marie of Rumford; and her longtime companion Raymond Chase of Hanover.
James C. Flagler, ??-1906 (From the
Mr. Flagler, brother of Mrs. Homer Cutting, passed away June 3,  at Mr. Cuttings. Mr. Flagler had been in failing health for some time. Funeral service was at Mr. Cutting’s on Tuesday afternoon, June 5th at two o’clock.
Jane/Jennie Flagler, Abt. 1868-1924 (From the Rumford Falls Times, December 18, 1924)
Miss Jane Flaglor passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 2  at the home of her niece, Mrs. Cyrus McCuin [McEwen?], after a short illness. The funeral was held at the home Thursday afternoon, attended by Rev, C.W. Robinson. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.
Viola (Stevens) Foye, 1830-1912 (From the Rumford Falls Times, December 12, 1912)
[Stevens] Foye, widow of Wm. Foye, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.A.
Dunning, Thursday morning, Dec. 6  after a two week illness of pneumonia,
aged 82 yr., 7 mos. Since her marriage she has lived in
Anne S. (O'Leary) Fox, 1900 - 1997 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated Local newspaper)
WEST PARIS - Anne S. Fox, 96, formerly of Andover died Monday, Feb. 10,  at Ledgeview Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada, Oct. 13, 1900, the daughter of Daniel and Priscilla (Fraser) O'Leary.
After attending elementary school, she graduated from Mexico High School in 1919. She received a teaching certificate from Normal School and taught school in Andover.
She started the first girls basketball team in Mexico in the early 1920s.
After marrying Merton Fox in 1950, she moved to Andover and they opened The Curiosity Shop of Andover, which they ran for nearly 40 years.
She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and the Andover Library Assoc.
She is survived by a son, John Sweatt of Winslow; two granddaughters,
Nancy of Andover and Betsy York of
Bertha (Poor) Fox, 1875 - 1954 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
She was born Feb. 10, 1875, daughter
of Edwin S. and Flora Taylor Poor, in
She leaves a brother, Sylvanus Poor,
Services 2 P.M. Sunday at
George B. Fox, 1871-1930 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 2, 1930)
George B. Fox, of
Mr. Fox was the son of George W.
and Mary (Poor) Fox, and was born in Dorchester [
For many years he was a member of Company D of the First Corps of Cadets of Boston, and he was an active member of the veteran association. He served in the First Motor Corps during the World War and was a lieutenant in that organization during the Boston Police strike.
Until his removal to
He was a great lover of nature, and
has been in the habit of spending his vacation in the
Mr. Fox married Miss Bertha I.
The funeral services were held from
the home Sunday afternoon. Rev. George W. Keyes, pastor of the Congregational
Burial was in
George W. Fox, Abt. 1835-1917 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 24, 1917)
George W. Fox, who died recently at his home In Dorchester, Mass. at the advanced age of 82 years, is well remembered in this town. His wife, who survives him, was Mary Poor, daughter of Silvanus and Eliza Brown Poor of this town. Mr. Fox was a great scholar and secretary of the American Unitarian Association for many years.
Hazel (Mills) Fox, 1904 - 1951 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
ANDOVER - Hazel F. Fox, wife of Merton Fox, died Monday [April 16, 1951] following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Andover for 41 years.
Mrs. Fox was born in Lawrence, Mass, April 29, 1904, the daughter of Isaac E and Vina Fields Mills.
A popular Andover resident, Mrs. Fox was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Andover Congregational Church. She taught music for many years, and was church organist for 26 years. She attended and graduated from Andover high school in 1922, and attended Farmington Normal School.
Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by a brother, Roger H Mills, and a son, Stanley, two grandchildren, one niece and one nephew, all of Andover.
Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational church, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev Marvin Green of Woonsocket, R I, officiated.
Bearers were Avard Spidell, William French, Waldo Merrill and Robert B Swain. Burial was at Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.
Relatives present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCleoud,
Bucksport; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Crossman Jr and Milton Crossman Sr, North
Andover, Mass; Miss Annie Akers, Dixfield; Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Morrell, West
Peru; Rev and Mrs. Marvin Green, Woonsocket, R I; Mr. and Mrs. Percy Head,
Peabody, Mass; Mrs. Etta French, Auburn; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Head, Eaton, N H;
Mr. and Mrs. Perley Head, Chatham, N H; Mrs. Frank Stocks, Frank Jr, of Kezar
Falls; Mrs. Stephen Haley, Farmington.
John B. Fox, 1906 - 1972 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, February 17, 1972)
John B. Fox, of
He was born in
After graduating from
He was made assistant dean of the
Mr. Fox was a consultant of the Ford
Foundation in l953, the European Economic Community, 1954-57, and the
He also served as director of the Arlington
Five Cent Savings, the
He was a member of Cabot Lodge,
Knights of Pythias, and Lone Mountain Grange,
Mary (Poor) Fox, 1841-1929 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, July 12, 1929)
The death of Mary Poor Fox, of
Merton H. Fox, 1903 - 1981 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
ANDOVER - Merton H. Fox, 78, died Saturday [May 30, 1981] at his home on Pine Street.
He was born May 12,1903 at Porter, the son of Henry and Emma Head Fox. He had lived here all his life where he was a member of the First Congregational Church and a 50-year member of Cabot Lodge, K of P. He had served as president of the Andover Ski Club for a number of years.
He is survived by his widow, Ann S. Fox,
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the
Congregational Church, Andover. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery,
Andover. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the memorial fund of the
Congregational Church, Andover, in his memory. Arrangements by the Greenleaf
Funeral Home, Bethel.
BETHEL - Stanley P. Fox, 63, died Sunday morning [October 25, 1987] at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, following a long period of failing health.
He was born in Lawrence, Mass., March 10, 1924, the son of Merton H. and Hazel Mills Fox. He was educated in the Andover schools and graduated from Andover High School in 1942. He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He married Kathleen Knox on July 21, 1946. For a time he worked as a bus driver for the John Taylor Bus Company between Rumford and Rangeley. He also was employed by the Oxford Paper Company. He was a graduate of the Portland Barber School and has been a barber in Bethel for over 30 years. He was a member of the Bethel Gospel Center and the Mundt-Allen American Legion Post.
He is survived by his wife of Bethel; two daughters, Miss Nancy Fox
of Bethel and Mrs. Betsy York of South Paris; a son, Larry Fox of Bethel; his
stepmother, Mrs. Ann Fox of Andover and six grandchildren.
Allan M. Fraser, 1918 - 1999 (Obituary from the
NORWAY - Allan Millard Fraser, 80, died Monday, Dec. 13,1999. He was born in Kennebago, Sept. 7, 1918, son of John Millard Fraser and Adelia Morse.
He graduated from Andover High School in 1935 and went to work in the woods with his father. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in August of 1941 and was assigned to the 503rd Fighter Squadron, 339th Fighter Group based in England.
Upon returning to Maine in 1945 he went back to work in the woods he loved. He made his home in Andover with his wife, Violet near the covered bridge. Prior to his retirement he became an antique dealer and made many friends.
He was a lifetime member of the Bethel Historical Society, a member of the Andover Historical Society, past member of the Rumford Historical Society, twice past master of the Lone Mountain Grange of Andover and past member of the Bethel VFW.
Since 1980 he made his home in Bethel with his sister-in-law, Doris Fraser.
Survivors include a son, Calvin Baker of Mexico; a sister, Peg Webber of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife, Violet Baker Fraser and a brother,
Georgie A. (Marston) Fraser, 1915 - 1987 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)
She is survived by many foster
children; a brother, Charles Marston of
A graveside service will be held
Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Toll Bridge Cemetery, Fryeburg.
Violet (Vienot) Fraser, 1911 - 1980 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Mrs. Violet V. Fraser died Wednesday [February 13, 1980] at the Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, where she had been a patient for six weeks.
She was an Andover resident, having lived most of her life there. Born at Andover, March 3, 1911, she was the daughter of William and Cordelia Bradeen Vienot. She was a former member of the Lone Mountain Grange of Andover and the Ellis Glen Temple Pythian Sisters of Andover. She had attended schools in Andover and Mexico. She was married in Riverside, Cal., in October, 1942 to Allan M. Eraser of Andover, who survives.
Other survivors include a son, Calvin Baker of South Andover; a
brother, Lawson Vienot of
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22 from Meader and
Son funeral home, Rumford, with burial at East Ellis Cemetery, Rumford, in the
Dean R. Frazier, 1956 - 2001 (Obituary from the
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Dean Richard Frazier, 45, died Nov. 21. 
He was born in Leavenworth, Kan., Oct. 9, 1956, the son of Harold L. and Joyce (Schenck) Frazier. He moved to the Jacksonville area in 1989 from Quincy, Mass.
Mr. Frazier was employed by Arrow Trucking and retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Corinne Frazier, son, Darrik R. and daughter, Shannon L. Frazier all of Jacksonville; a brother, Howard L. of Lisbon Falls; and two sisters, Christy S. Mulvaney of Andover and Carol M. McDonough of Portland.
He was predeceased by his father.
Harold L. Frazier, 1928 - 1995 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
PORTLAND - Harold Lee Frazier, 67, of Newton Street, Andover, died Thursday [September 28, 1995] at Mercy Hospital in Portland, where he had been a patient for one week and following a brief illness.
He was born April 22, 1928, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of Hubert Lee and Susan (Harmon) Frazier. He received his education in New Jersey schools. On Jan. 4, 1952, in Syracuse, N.Y., he married Joyce Schenck. Mr. Frazier was a retired senior chief in the U.S. Navy, having served from 1944 until 1966. He was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; Newfoundland; Norfolk, Va.; Kansas; Pennsylvania; Hawaii; and Maryland.
He had worked for INTELSAT in Washington, D.C. and COMSAT in Andover, Maine as a naval electronics technician. Upon retiring in 1966, he and his family moved to Andover. At the time of his death, Mr., Frazier was a Selectman for the town of Andover. He was a member of the American Legion Post #24 of Rumford and was also a member of the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge, Rumford Point and the Kora Temple Shrine. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking and particularly enjoyed working on computers.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce of Andover; two sons, Howard Lee Frazier of Lisbon Falls and Dean Richard Frazier of Jacksonville, Fla; two daughters, Christine Susan Frazier of Herndon, VA and Carolyn Marie McDonough of Rumford Center, seven grandchildren, Hanson "Hank" Frazier, Peter Frazier, David Jacques, Darrik Frazier, Shannon Frazier, Keagan McDonough and Kasey McDonough, and one great-grandson, Kyle Frazier.
French, 1846-1915 (From the
Mrs. Eliza (Sellew)
French, wife of John A. French, passed away at her home on Pine Street
Saturday, November 27 , after a lingering illness, aged 69 years. Mrs.
French had lived most of her married life in
She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Clayton Sweatt and Miss Mabel French, three sons, Thomas French of Rumford, John and Fred French of this place, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Adams of California. The funeral services were held at her late home Sunday afternoon, Rev. George Graham officiating. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.
Fred C. French, Sr., 1875 - 1957 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
ANDOVER - Fred C. French, Sr., 82, died Friday [October 11, 1957] in the Rumford Community Hospital. He was a resident of Pine Street, Andover. Born in Andover, March 17, 1857, he was the son of John A. and Eliza Seller [French]. Surviving are his widow, the former Nellie Morton; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Swan, Andover; three sons, Fred C. Jr., North Tonawanda, N.Y., Donald, Oquossoc; William, Andover; a sister, Miss Mabel French, Boston; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Congregational Church with Rev. Andrew Young officiating. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Bearers were Arthur Whitten, Harold Hodsdon, Louis Hall and Philip Learned.
Attending from out of town were Mrs. Jennie French, Mrs. Minerva
Anderson, and Miss Marjorie Latham, Rumford; Mr. And Mrs. William Rafuse, Mr.
and Mrs. Derrill Oakes, Ridlonville; Mrs. Helen Dorr, auburn and Mr. and Mrs.
Jennie M. (Mitchell) French, 1874
– 1965 (From the
The death of Mrs. Jennie M. French,
Mrs. French was born July 7, 1874 in Litchfield, the daughter of George E. and Sevia Jenkins Mitchell. She married the late Thomas French.
She had always been an active member
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Minerva Anderson, Rumford; an son, Robert E. French, Weston, Mass.; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 pm.
December 5, at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, and burial was in
John A. French, 1838-1923 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 10, 1923)
John A. French died
at his home Friday, May 3  after a few days illness. He was born in
He is survived by two daughters, Miss Mabel French and Mrs. Minnie Sweatt of Andover, and three sons, Thomas French of Rumford, John French of Lynn, Mass., and Fred French of Andover. Funeral services were held from his late home Monday, conducted by Rev. C.W. Robinson and attended by a large number of relatives and friends. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.
In the death of
Lydia Frances French, a life-long resident of
Mabel E. French, 1882 - Abt. 1947 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
RUMFORD - Miss Mabel E. French, 65, died Thursday [no date given] at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home, Holliston, Mass.
She was born Sept. 28, 1882 at Andover, the daughter of John A. and Eliza B. French. A graduate of Andover High School in the class of 1898, she also was graduated from Hebron Academy in 1901. Miss French lived in Andover until 1923 when she went to Boston to make her home, where she was associated with the Federal Mutual and Lumberman's Mutual Insurance Companies for 18 years. At the time of her retirement she was employed at the Nursery Training School, Boston.
Only survivors are nieces and nephews.
R. Donald French, 1922-2005 (From the Bethel Citizen)
He was born in
Donald was drafted as an airplane mechanic into the 239th Army Air Force Base Unit as a Corporal where he served from April 1943 to Feb. 1946 during World War II. He had worked on the airplane that dropped the Atomic Bomb, The Enola Gay.
After the service, he owned and operated his own business as a master plumber and electrician.
He then went to work in Oxford Paper Company and retired in the mid 80's from Boise Cascade Paper Company in Rumford as a machine tender after more than 25 years.
Donald was active in the Andover Fire Department and served as fire chief for years and spent 56 years as a fireman.
He was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and served as treasurer for 16 years.
He was always ready to help anyone in need. He was instrumental in the erection of the Civil War Memorial on the Andover Common.
He was married in
He was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Swan; and two brothers, Fred and William French.
Tom French, 1868 - 1944 (Story probably from the Rumford Falls Times)
Tom French Dies Suddenly Here Wednesday Morning
Tom French, York Street, one of Rumford's outstanding early settlers, died suddenly Wednesday morning, March 1  at the office of Dr. E. M. McCarty, where he had gone for treatment.
Mr. French was born in Andover, June 6, 1868, the son of John A. and Elizabeth Sellers French, and spent his early life in Andover.
He was married to Jennie S. Mitchell in 1894 and moved soon to Lancaster, Mass., where he had employment several years with the Bayard Thayer Co.
Mr. French came to Rumford in 1906 and for a time ran a machine shop. During World War I he was with the Bath Iron Works, returning to Rumford to work at the International Mill. He has been in ill health several years, and since a shock a year ago he had been at home.
Mr. French was an outstanding mechanical genius. He was especially interested in steam and its applications.
Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Minerva Anderson, a son, Robert, an Ensign in the Bureau of Ships, Washington, D. C.; one granddaughter; Mrs. Thomas H. Fredericks; two brothers, Fred C. of Andover and John A. of Lynn, Mass. two sisters, Mabel E. French, Boston, and Mrs. Clayton Sweatt, Andover.
The funeral will be from the late home on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Rev.
A. A. Callaghan will officiate.
Clay Fyrberg, Abt. 1960 - 1995 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
He was born in Ipswich, Mass., and received his GED from Telstar Regional High School in Bethel. He had been employed in the dietary department at Rumford Community Hospital in Rumford for several years prior to his retirement in 1981 due to ill health. He was a former member of the Snow Valley Snow Goers Snowmobile Club in Andover. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping.
Survivors include his parents of East Andover; two brothers, Glenn
and Steven Fyrberg of
Glenn R. Fyrberg, 1953 - 2006
TWP. - Glenn R. Fyrberg, 53, of
He was born in Ipswich, Mass., on Feb. 15, 1953, a son of Roland C. and Judith A. (
Glenn was educated in
He loved the wilderness and was a registered
Glenn loved fishing and camping, and at the time of his death he was with his brother, Steve, camping at
He loved spending time with his family and being at peace at home.
Glenn was looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild in October.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lana (Nevel) Fyrberg; his mother, Judith A. Fyrberg of Andover; three daughters, Jennifer Fyrberg and companion, Jayson Hebert, of Gray, Jillian M. Fyrberg of Andover, and Jasmine A. Fyrberg of Andover; a sister, Heidi Bean and husband, Mike, of Milton Township; a brother, Stephen Fyrberg of Andover; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Roland Fyrberg; a brother, Clay Fyrberg; and his beloved dog, Misty.
Roland C. Fyrberg, 1930 - 1996 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
TOGUS - Roland C. Fyrberg, 65, died Friday, March 29,  at the Veterans Hospital. Since 1970 he has resided on the East Andover Road, East Andover and was formerly of Ipswich, Mass. for many years.
He was born in Ipswich, Mass., on May 26, 1930 and was the son of Carl and Ruth (Leat) Fyrberg. He had attended schools in Ipswich, Mass., and served as a Corporal in the Army Signal Corp from 1952 to 1954.
He had worked 15 years for the Massachusetts Department of Forest and Parks and from 1970 when he moved to Maine he worked for W.S. Abbott in East Rumford as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic until retirement in 1989 when he became a licensed Maine Guide, and worked for the Nahamakanta Lake Camps and the Spruce Lodge Camps in Maine.
He was a member of the Swasey-Torrey Post 100, American Legion in Dixfield and was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting and fishing.
He was married in Rowley, Mass., on May 27, 1951 to the former Judith Kent who survives of East Andover; other survivors include two sons, Glenn and Steven of East Andover; one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Heidi) Bean of Milton Plantation; two brothers, Carl of Gorham and Theodore of Rowley, Mass.; one sister, Mrs. Ruth B. Harris of Ipswich, Mass.; eight grandchildren; Jennifer, Jillion, Jasmine, Liza, Forrest and Shannon Fyrberg, all of East Andover, and Todd and Kevin Bean of Milton.
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