Andover Obituaries Beginning with "G"


Adolph Gagnon, 1927-2007 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, June 17, 2007)

LEWISTON - Adolph "Sonny" Gagnon, 80, of 35 West Waterman Road, Auburn, died Friday, June 15, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.

Born in Auburn on May 27, 1927, he was the son of the late Joseph and Fredalina Lefevre Gagnon. He attended Edward Little High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked as a city carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 25 years.

He was a member of the Auburn Catholic community at St. Philip's Church and volunteered at St. Mary's Hospital.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, outdoor activities, his '48 Chevy, and his camp in Andover.

He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, and especially family gatherings.

Adolph will be remembered for the many hours he volunteered at St. Mary's Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gisele Lemay, of Auburn, whom he married Oct. 18, 1952; two daughters, Claire Hamilton and husband, Ray, of Livermore, and Claudette Hall and husband, Doug, of Durham; three sons, Gary Gagnon and wife, Shirley, of Turner, Ronald Gagnon and wife, Helene, of Raymond, and Matthew Gagnon and wife, Michele, of Conway, N.H.; his son-in-law, Mark Lovering of Livermore; grandchildren, Joshua Lovering and fiancée, Brandi Maher, Gregory Lovering, Zachary Hamilton and wife, Katherine, Nathan Hamilton, Sarah Hamilton and fiancé, Kyle Herr, Ethan Peters, Allison Hall, Jason Gagnon, Jennifer Gagnon and fiancé, Kevin Saupp, and Kyle, Alison, Drew, Travis and Evan Gagnon; three sisters, Lorraine Caron of Sabattus, Muriel Keenan of California, and Midgie Nolin of Maryland; two brothers, Henry Gagnon and wife, Marilyn, of Minot, and Joseph Gagnon and wife, Cecile, of Auburn.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Joline Lovering in 1995; three sisters, Kilda Gagnon, Lena Bassett and Bella Butcher; and two brothers, Raymond and Robert Gagnon.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Theodosiou and the staff at the Infusion Center of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.

Raymond P. Gagnon, 1946-2009 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, Jun 1, 2009)

AUBURN - Raymond Peter Gagnon, 62, of East Waterman Road in Auburn, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday May 31, with his loving family by his side.

Born in Lewiston on Oct. 7, 1946, a son of the late Raymond F. and Marion Gagnon. Educated in local schools he graduated from Edward Little High School in 1964. Ray married the love of his life Glenda Buck on Oct. 23, 1965, after she "stole" his watch and then his heart while working together at the Chick-a-Dee Restaurant.

Raymond was a self-taught man in many different areas, including carpentry and auto restoration. He was employed for many years by Stan Ray as a skilled cabinet maker before starting his own cabinetry business. He took great pride in restoring and driving his 1955 Ford Crown Victoria and his 1956 Mercury Montclair. He will be remembered for his quick wit and dry sense of humor, which he inherited from his father. Ray was known by his family as "Little Ray."

Ray was a devoted husband and loving father who took great pride in his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He cherished his time at camp in Andover and his time fishing with grandsons, Deven and Dylan, and hunting with his father, uncles and friends. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and playing cards with his son-in-laws, family and friends. If he was not at home or camp, you could find him hanging out with his brother Roger and nephew Clint, both of whom he was especially close to.

Raymond was deeply loved by his family and will be greatly missed.

Ray is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Glenda; two daughters, Karen Morin and husband, Steve, of Greene, Samantha Hannan and husband, Ed, of Lisbon; grandchildren, Christopher Morin and wife, Jessica, of Maryland, Brian Morin of Portland, Michelle Morin of Greene and Deven and Dylan Hannan of Lisbon; he also leaves sisters, Cindy Laroche and husband, Gene, of Hebron, Shirley Twitchell and husband, Gard, of Turner, Janice Conant and husband, Gary, of Auburn; brother Roger and wife, Debi, of Auburn; sister-in-law, Sue Gagnon of New York; and many nieces and nephews.

Ray was predeceased by his mother and father; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sam and Barbara Buck; brother Dickie; special uncles, Bob, Hank and Sonny; and best friend, John Hunnewell.


Alcide (Buster) Gallant, 1922 – 2008  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal September 5, 2008)

TOGUS - Alcide "Buster" Gallant, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Veterans' Hospital. Formerly of Andover, he was a resident of the Upton Road, Andover.

He was born in Rumford, on Nov. 13, 1922, the son of Archie and Anna (LeBlanc) Gallant. He attended Rumford schools and during World War II served as a T/4 U.S. Army, Asiatic-Pacific Theater, where he received the Purple Heart and Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star.

He worked at the Rumford Power Plant, Central Maine Power Co. as appliance repair man until 1974, when he was transferred to Mason Station and Maine Yankee as a maintenance supervisor in Wiscasset until retirement in 1984, with more than 40 years of service.

He was a communicant of the Parish of the Holy Savior St. Athanasius-St. John Church. His greatest passion was old time country music. He was an avid musician, always willing to learn to play a new instrument.

He loved his farmhouse in Andover. He was an avid gardener; he especially liked growing tomatoes. He had many hobbies in his time, flying planes, riding motorcycles, roller skating, working in a pit crew at Oxford Plains, playing in a local band in the 1960s and 1970s at the VFW and American Legion, leather work, making wallets for all his children and spouses, woodworking and cooking.

He was always willing to share his knowledge and stories with everyone, and would always slip in a joke or two to make you smile. He will be sadly missed by his children and families. We love you MORE Dad. He was married to the former Beatrice Cyr, who died in 1978.

Survivors include daughters, Theresa Bouchard and companion, Laurence Dewar, of Rumford, Anna Snyder and husband, Mark, of Andover and Michelle Ouellet and husband, Robert, of Errol, N.H.; sons, Samuel Gallant and wife, Margaret, of Feedings Hill, Mass., and William Gallant and wife, Veronica, of Greenville, N.H.; sister, Anna Ward of Wilton; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice; a stepson, Arthur Roundy in 2006; and a sister, Dorothy Comeau in 2006. 


Chester M. Gammon, 1934 – 2005 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, February 9, 2005)


   FARMINGTONChester M. Gammon, 70, died on Feb. 6, 2005 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington.   He had resided on the Rumford Center Road, Andover.


   He was born in Peru on October 12, 1934, a son of Ira and Mary (Lufkin) Gammon. He had attended schools in Peru.


   Mr. Gammon worked in the woods as a skidder driver and also trucked hay and was a cattle dealer for most of his life.


   He was married in Andover on October 9, 1967 to the former Donna Blackwell, who survives of Andover.


   Other survivors include two daughters, Jackie Gammon of Andover, Tracy Gammon and companion, Dale Richard of Andover; three sons, Mace of Texas, Brice of Andover, and Mike Gammon of Massachusetts; a grand-daughter, Kayla Morton of Andover; three sisters, Mary Bailey and husband, Clarence of Andover, Marilyn White of Andover, and Marion Gordon and husband. Bob of Dixfield; three brothers, Franklin of Andover, Clifford of Peru, and Ira Gammon and wife, Joyce of Dixfield.


   He was predeceased by three brothers, Fred Lufkin, and Warren and Milan Gammon; two sisters, June Hutchins and Elaine Akers; and a son, Chester Gammon, Jr.


   Friends are invited to call after 10 a.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral at 11 a.m. at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, with Pastor David Kimball officiating. Interment in the spring in the new section of the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Those who desire, please make contributions to Donna Gammon, 18 Rumford Center Rd., Andover, ME 04216 in his memory.

Kevin Ira Gammon, 1965 - 1984  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Kevin Ira Gammon, 18, died Tuesday [July 4, 1984] shortly after arrival at Rumford Community Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Andover.

  He was born in Rumford July 27, 1965, the son of Ira A. and Jean Chase Gammon, Jr. He was a graduate of Telstar Regional High School, Bethel, in the Class of 1983. He was a woodsman employed by his father, Ira A. Gammon, Jr., in Andover as a skidder driver.

  He is survived by his father, Ira A. Gammon, Jr. of Andover; his mother, Jean Gammon of Andover; a sister, Mrs. Leo (Lori) Kersey) III of Rumford; paternal grandfather, Ira A. Gammon Sr. of East Andover; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen Chase of Andover.

  Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Meader and Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Warren E. Gammon, 1924- 2003 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, January 19, 2003)

  FARMINGTON — Warren E. Gammon, 78, died Friday, Jan. 17, at the Sandy River Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Farmington. He was a resident of Stanley Avenue in Farmington.

  Born in Rumford on June 12, 1924, he was the son of Ira and Mary (Lufkin) Gammon. He attended Peru schools. Throughout his life, he worked as a self-employed butcher, livestock dealer, and woodsman. He was devoted to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In his words he “lived for his kids.” He enjoyed going to the county fairs to watch pony, horse and ox pulling. He also worked with his oxen, fished, hunted and spent time with his family. He enjoyed and spoke often of his Maine moose hunt experience. He was a member of the Maine Draft Horse and Ox Association.

  Survivors include his long time companion, Janice Richards of Farmington; two sons, Zacheus and his wife, Teresa, of Chesterville, and David and his wife, Brenda, of Peru; a daughter, Tammy Stevens and her companion, Rick, of Lisbon; three sisters, Mary Bailey and her husband, Clarence, of Andover, Marion Gordon and her husband, Robert, of Dixfield, and Marilyn White of Andover; four brothers, Clifford Gammon of Peru, Ira and his wife, Joyce, of Dixfield, Chester and his wife, Donna, and Frank Gammon both of Andover; two granddaughters, Amy Gammon of Phillips and Julie Gammon Carlow of Peru; six grandsons, Zach Drake of Farmington, Benjamin Gammon of Strong, Kyle and Elijah Gammon both of Chesterville, Cassidy Pelchat of Lisbon, and Dylan Pelchat of Sabattus; three great-grandchildren, Amber Ferris and Gage Smith, both of Phillips, and Katelyn Carlow of Peru; and many nieces and nephews.

  He was predeceased by two sisters, June Hutchins and Elaine Akers; two brothers, Milan Gammon and Ted Lufkin; and two nephews, Kevin Gammon and Chris Akers. 

Lawrence M. Gaul, 1926-2007 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, November 6, 2007)

RUMFORD - Lawrence M. Gaul, 81, died peacefully at his home on Maple Street, Rumford, Sunday, Nov. 4, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Roxbury, Mass., on July 26, 1926, the eldest son of Howard R. and Elizabeth W. (Johnson) Gaul. He attended schools in Rumford and graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford, class of 1944.

He served with the U.S. Army, 27th Infantry Division, in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Lawrence was a member of the Robert Shand Post 1641, VFW, Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion, Fr. Ambrose J. Barry Council 2091, Knights of Columbus and a Communicant of St. Athanasius and St. John Church.

He was employed by the Boise Cascade Paper Co. in Rumford, in the hydraulic department until retirement in 1986. Following his retirement he and his wife traveled extensively to Colorado, Canada and Las Vegas.

He married the love of his life, Evelyn M. Mahoney, at St Athanasius Church in Rumford, on April 23, 1949. Together they raised four daughters who were a great joy to them. He especially loved his six grandchildren and spending time with family and friends at his camp, KaCoMoLa, in East Andover.

He is survived by his wife of almost 59 years of Rumford; four daughters, Kathy and husband, Greg Richard, of Dixfield, Colleen Gaul and her partner, Susan Manning, of Conifer, Colo., Maureen and husband, Michael Boudreau, of Rumford, Laurie and husband, Mark McKenna, of Rumford; six grandchildren, Stephen Richard of Sioux City, Iowa, Deanna, Heath, Shay and Drew McKenna, of Rumford, and Jennifer Rose Boudreau of Rumford; a brother, David Gaul and wife, Mary, of Damariscotta; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Earl of Mexico and William of Connecticut; and a sister, Constance DeRaspe of Seattle, Wash.

William Gestaut, 1881 – 1957  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times. April 11, 1957)

   William Gestaut, 75, died Thursday, April 4 [1957] at the Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient for three and a half weeks.

   He was born September 15, 1881, in Lithuania, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Gestaut. A resident of Rumford for 35 years, he was employed for 25 years in the beater and cutter rooms at the Oxford Paper Company, retiring in 1948. He was a member of the Oxford 25 year Club and the Lithuanian Citizens Club. He had lived in Andover the past six years.

   Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Annie Luksas Gestaut; a son, Albin, Rumford; a brother, Anthony, Worcester, Mass; two sisters, in Lithuania; and one grandson.

  Funeral services for William Gestaut were held at 2 pm Sunday, April 7 at the Meader and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Harold R. Yates officiating.

   Burial was in the Lithuanian Cemetery, Mexico. Bearers were Anthony Chuzas, Anthony Mortus, Justin Zutas, Stanislas Pelskus, Frank Lipski and Stanley Shaltman.

Harold J. “Harry” Gibbs, 1896 - 1977 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Harold J. (Harry) Gibbs died Monday, Oct. 24, 1977, at his home on North Main Street, Andover. He had lived in Andover all of his life.

  He was born in Andover, March 22, 1896, the son of John Gibbs and Blanche Learned Gibbs. He attended Andover schools and was a member of Napoleon Ouelette Post, A. L., Rumford, and of Cabot Lodge, K. of P., Andover. Mr. Gibbs attended the Andover Congregational Church. He worked for Andover Wood Products and the Andover Road Commission. He was also a woodsman all of his life before retiring in 1961. Mr. Gibbs was a World War I veteran, serving in the Army. He was married to Viola Meisner of Andover, who survives.

  Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Fitzherbert, Rumford; a brother, Howard, of Richmond; a half-brother, Carroll Cobb, Massachusetts; two grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the Andover Congregational Church, Rev. David Wouri officiating. Interment is in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.  

John M. Gibbs, 1864-1915 (From the Rumford Falls Times, May 17, 1915)


   John M. Gibbs died at the CMG Hospital Sunday morning [April 12, 1915] after an operation for stomach trouble. He is survived by a widow [Blanche Learned], one daughter [Grace] and two sons [Harold and Howard]. The body was brought to Andover Monday. The funeral service being held Tuesday at the Universalist Church, Rev. Mr. Little of Bethel officiating. The Order of Foresters, of which Mr. Gibbs was a member, conducted the service at the church. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Viola (Meisner) Gibbs, 1898 - 1988 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Viola Gibbs, 89, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston where she was a patient for four days.

  She was born in Branch LeHave, Nova Scotia, Canada, Oct. 25, 1898, the daughter of Abeah and Louise Lohnes Meisner. She attended Andover schools. She was married in Rumford to the late Harold "Harry" J. Gibbs. She attended the Andover Congregational Church.

  Survivors include one daughter, Blanche Fitzherbert of Andover; two sisters, Mrs. Arvilla Feener and Mrs. Elizabeth Sennett, both of Andover; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 Funeral services will be held at Meader and Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. E. Marriotte Churchill officiating. Calling hours will be private. Friends are invited to attend the service. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.


Mindy K. (McElmurry) Gilbert, 1961 – 2003  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, February 12, 2003)

  PORTLAND — Mindy Kaye McElmurry Gilbert, 41, of Bethel, died peacefully Monday morning, Feb. 10, at Maine Medical Center.


  Given her spirit and love of life, she fought a very brave and vigorous battle for five long weeks. She was born on Nov. 13, 1961, the daughter of Diane Cutting of Andover. She attended Andover Elementary School and graduated from Telstar Regional High School in 1980.


  She had resided at her home in Rumford Point for the past six years and had been employed in the Bethel area for the past 20 years. She adored her two daughters, one grandchild, family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, dancing, laughter, summers at Flat Rocks and embraced life.


  Survivors include her mother, Diane Thurston Cutting of Andover; her love, Jim “Jimbo”; daughter, Kayce Gilbert, Jake Lane and their daughter Jadyn of Bethel; daughter, Riley Gilbert of Bethel and their father, Randy Gilbert; Betty Gilbert, who will always be “Mammie” to all of us; her brother, Christopher McElmurry and his two children Dustin and Jasmine of New Britton, Conn; many aunts and uncles including, Donna Lowe of Bryant Pond, Andy and “Skip” Beauchesne of West Peru, Robyn and Barry Nevel of Bethel, Uncle Kim Roberts of Sebago; nephew, Justin Gilbert and niece Amanda Gilbert both of Bethel; friends, Judi Berry, Kim Driscoll, Sandra Robinson and many others too numerous to mention will be in our hearts forever for valiant efforts to keep us protected and cared for during this time. 

Sadie F. (Akers) Giles, 1931 - 2002  (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, May 9, 2002)

   Sadie F. Giles, 71, of Oxford, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

  Born in Livermore Falls, March 18, 1931, the daughter of Carroll B. and Bernice A. Dyke Akers, she attended Andover schools.

  Mrs. Giles had been a childcare provider. She enjoyed puzzles and watching TV.

  She married Kenneth J. Giles on April 14, 1950.

  Survivors include her husband of Oxford; two brothers, Walter Akers of Mexico and Robert Akers of West Bethel; two sisters, Florence Merrill of Bethel and Hazel Babb of Livermore; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, David.

  Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Catherine A. Gill, 1923-2006 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, September 21, 2006)


  Catherine A. Gill died on Sept. 18, 2006 in Midwest City, Okla.


  She was born on Feb. 3, 1923 in Newark, N.J. She graduated from North Arlington High School in 1941 and from Hackensack Hospital's School of Nursing in 1944.


  She married William H. Gill, Jr. on May 31, 1952, and they moved to Andover in 1962 and lived in the area until May of 2006.  She is preceded in death by her husband and her daughter, Patricia Gill. Catherine is survived by four sons: Chris Gill, Lexington Park, Md.; Dennis Gill, Oak Harbor, Wash.; William Gill, Del City, Okla.; Thomas Gill, Fontana, Calif.; 12 grand children; and three great grandchildren.

    Catherine worked as a charge nurse and was a devout Catholic. She is deeply loved by her family. A prayer service will be held on Friday, September 22, at 1:30 pm, at Candlewood Chapel in Midwest City, under the direction of Ford Funeral Service.

Patricia Gill, 1953 – 2006 (Obituary provided by her brother, Chris Gill)

   LEWISTON – Patricia Gill, 53, of Rumford died Monday, Feb, 20 [2006] at the Central Maine Medical Center.

   She was born in Hackensack, N.J., on Feb. 20, 1953, the daughter of William and Catherine (Starrett) Gill Jr. She was a graduate of Telstar High School and attended Husson College. She was a communicant of St. Anthanasius – St. John Church where she served as an eucharistic minister and lecturer.

   Survivors include her mother, Catherine Gill, of Rumford; four brothers, Christopher Gill of Maryland, Dennis Gill of Oak Harbor, Wash., William Gill III of Oklahoma and Thomas Gill of California.

   Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 24, 2006 at the St. Anthanasius – St. John Church, Maine Ave., Rumford, Fr. Angelo La Vasseur officiating.  Arrangements were by Meader and Sons Funeral Home.

William H. Gill, Jr., 1925 – 2003 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, July 23, 2003)

RUMFORD -- William H. Gill, Jr., 76, died Thursday July 17, 2003 at his home in Rumford. He was a resident of Franklin St. in Rumford. Born in Kearney, New Jersey on December 21, 1925 he was the son of William H. And Elva (Perry) Gill, Sr. He was a graduate of North Arlington High School.

   He worked as an Electrician for AT & T in Andover, Me. He served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean War. Mr. Gill was a member of the Robert Shand Post # 1641 VFW; former member of Napoleon Ouellette Post # 24 American Legion. He loved going to the library and for walks. After his retirement he was involved in Military Intelligence.

   He was married in North Arlington, New Jersey on May 30, 1951 to Catherine Starrett who survives of Rumford. Other survivors include his daughter; Patricia Gill of Rumford, four sons; Christopher of Lexington Park, Maryland, Dennis of Oak Harbor, Washington, William III of Del City Oklahoma, Thomas of Reno Valley, CA, his brother; Harold of Georgia and several grandchildren..He was predeceased by his parents. He will be sadly missed by his family.

David A. Glines, 1885 - 1966 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - David A. Glines, 80, died Monday [February 28, 1966] in a Rumford hospital.

  He was born at Rumford Oct. 23, 1885, son of Roscoe and Jenny Belle Penley Glines.

 A veteran of World War I, he had spent the greater part of his life in this community and had operated a meat market.

  Surviving besides his widow, Mrs. Grace Glines, are two daughters, Mrs. Sally Bodwell of Bethel and Mrs. Kathleen Dyer of Bangor; four sisters, Mrs. Marion Richardson of Hanover, Mrs. Ruth Dorion of Bethel, Mrs. Katherine Adams of Thompson, Conn., and Mrs. Virginia McLaughlin of Bucksport, one brother, Herschel, of Bethel; six grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at 11 Vernon St., Bethel. The Rev. Carl Kingsbury will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery here in the spring.

Edith Jeanette Glines, 1921 - 1936 (From an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

Andover Girl Dies After Hit By Auto

Suffers Fracture Of Base Of Skull

  Jeanette Glines, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. David Glines, Andover, suffered a fracture at  the base of the skull, and body bruises when struck and knocked down by the Chevrolet coach driven by Leslie White, Rumford Center, in Andover early Thursday morning [January 24, 1936].

  The 14 year old girl died Friday morning at the Rumford Community Hospital from her injuries.

  Miss Glines, in company with Eda Roberts, Mrs. Kenneth Silver and her daughter, Ethelene was returning from a dance shortly after midnight when White’s car turned out to pass another car and hit the group, said authorities. It was snowing hard.

  Mrs. Silver and her daughter received minor injuries. Miss Roberts was uninjured.

  The accident occurred about 1 a. m. Thursday, following a dance in Andover.

  White was driving toward Rumford Center from Andover with Livingston Dolloff and another youth as passengers.

  Near the Ray Thurston residence in Andover he met some people walking in the road and turned out to pass them.

  Further on he spied four women walking at the side of the road . As he approached them he turned the car to pass them, but the car skidded and the rear struck them, knocking three of them down.

  They were Miss Glines, Mrs. Kenneth Silver and her daughter, Ethelene and Miss Roberts.

  Miss Glines, who was seriously hurt, was taken to the office of the Andover physician, and later to Rumford Community Hospital where her condition Thursday was described as very serious. She was suffering from a fractured skull, and it was expected the injury would prove fatal, her physician said.

 Mrs. Silver and her daughter sustained body injuries, but Miss Roberts was not hurt.

  The night was stormy with a high wind.

  Miss Glines, who was 14 years old last December, was a leader of the Girl Scout Patrol, a member of the Congregational Church choir and Sunday school, the Flying needle 4-H club and a freshman at the Andover high school.

  Surviving are her father and mother, David and Grace Mitchell Glines; two sisters, Kathleen and Sally E. Glines; her grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. William Mitchell, with whom they lived, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Glines, Rumford.

  The funeral services were held at the Congregational church Sunday at 2 p. m. Rev. George W. M. Keyes, pastor of the church, officiated.

  The Girl Scouts attended in a body. The casket was banked with many beautiful flowers. The church was filled to capacity and the bearers, classmates of the deceased, were Norman Hall, Junior Poor, Stephen Richards and Homer Richards, Jr.

  The body was placed in the receiving tomb at Rumford to await burial at Woodlawn cemetery, Andover, in the spring.

  Among those attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Stratton, Rumford Center, Supt. Of Schools, Sherman I. Graves, Mexico, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dorion, Lockes Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Herschell Glines and son, Roland, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Glines, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Mooney, Andrew Mooney, Wilfred Mooney and wife, Mrs. Winnifred Farnum, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hall, Mr. and Mrs. David Mooney, Clara and Marguerite Mooney of Rumford, Mrs. Clifford McLaughlin, of Newport, Me., Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell and two daughters, Rumford Center, Mrs. Martha Scott and daughter, North Rumford, Mrs. T. H. Geiger, Rumford.

  White reported the accident to police here, and the report was turned over to Deputy Sheriff Allen J. Reed.

  Deputy Sheriff Allan J. Reed, Rumford, investigated  the accident. White has not been held.

Grace (Mitchell) Glines, 1898 - 1986 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  BETHEL - Grace M. Glines, 87, formerly of Andover, died Tuesday night [January 7, 1986] at the Norway Nursing Home where she had been a patient 13 years.

  She was born at Andover, Sept 5, 1898 the daughter of William and Edith Merrill Mitchell. She attended Andover schools and Farmington Normal School. She married David A. Glines in 1919. He died in 1966 Mrs. Glines was a school teacher and a longtime resident of Andover She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church.

  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Dyer of Bangor, and Mrs. Sally Bodwell of Bethel - six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Jeanette Glines, died in 1936.

  Graveside memorial services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, in the spring. There are no visiting hours. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to Andover Congregational Church, Andover, 04216. Arrangements by Greenleaf Funeral Home, Vernon Street, Bethel.

 Bernice A. (Abbott) Glover, 1902 - 1987  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Mrs. Bernice A. Glover, of Andover, died Monday, May 18 at Rumford Community Hospital. She had made her residence at Elderwood Manor, in Andover, and had lived in the area all her life.

  She was born in  Byron, Aug. 21, 1902, the daughter of Wallace and Dora Mitchell Abbott. She had attended Rumford schools and was a life and charter member of Robert Shand Post #1641, VFW Auxiliary. She was married to the late Alvin E. Glover, who died in Portland Dec. 20, 1971.

  Survivors include Mrs. Earl (Fay) Milligan of Rumford and Mrs. Mary Thurston of East Andover; two sons, Verne and Linwood Glover, both of Hollis Center; 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at Meader and Son Funeral Home, in Rumford, with Rev. Lawrence Shaw officiating. Interment in West Ellis Cemetery, Rumford.

  Those who desire may contribute to the American Cancer Society, Box 456, Brunswick, Me. 04011, in memory of Bernice A. Glover.

  Ella (Ladd) Glover, 1913 - 1981  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  EAST ANDOVER - Mrs. Ella L. Glover, 68, died Monday [no date given, but year was 1981] at the Rumford Community Hospital after a long illness. She had been a patient there since Dec. 31.

  She resided in East Andover and had lived in the area most of her life. She was born in Byron on Jan. 9, 1913, the daughter of David and Annie Donahue Ladd. Mrs. Glover graduated from Andover High School and was married in Dixfield on Aug. 15, 1931 to Howard M. Glover, who survives.

  Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Orville (Barbara) Meisner of East Andover, Mrs. Douglas (Doris) Reed of Enfield, Conn., Mrs. Herschel (Joy) Hall of Ashburnham, Mass. and Mrs. Matt (Nancy) Brooks of Bethel; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Touchette of Canton; three brothers, Alfred of South Andover, Albert of West Peru and George of East Andover; nine grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Gary John Glover, 1949 – 1950 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)


  ANDOVER – Funeral services were held for Gary John Glover, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Andover Congregational Church, Rev. C. C. Salisbury officiated.

  Gary, the 10-month old child of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvanus Glover was born in Rumford July 2, 1949. He died in a fire April 19 [1950] at his home in East Andover.


  He is survived by his parents.


  Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Harold E. Glover, 1914 – 2004 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, October 7, 2004)


  Harold E. Glover, 90, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004 at his home on the East Andover Road, East Andover.


  He was born in Andover on July 26, 1914, a son of Jessie and Winnifred (Leonard) Glover, and graduated from the East Andover High School Class of 1932.


  Harold served with the U.S. Air Force for over 25 years, including during WWII and Korea, until retirement as a Master Sgt. in 1957. He then worked for the Maine State Liquor Store in Rumford for

over 20 years until retirement in 1980.


  He was married in Rumford on June 21, 1957 to Molly K. Diggins, who survives of East Andover.  Other survivors include a brother, Sylvanus Glover and wife Harriet of East Andover; four sisters,

Christine Ladd of East Andover, Natalie Littlehale of Andover, Editha Aldrich of Norway, and Virginia Salisbury of Belfast; and many nieces and nephews.


  Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, with the Rev. Jane Rich officiating.


  Those who desire please contribute to the Andover Rescue Unit, Andover, ME. 04216 in his memory.


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Harriet (Parkman) Glover, 1929-2007 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, August 23, 2007)


    EAST ANDOVER — Harriet Glover, 77, died on August 20, 2007 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. She was a resident of East she was a daughter of the late William and Charlotte (Douglass) Parkman. She attended Andover schools.


   She was a past member of the East Andover Community Club, a Sunday School Teacher and a member of a bowling league. She also loved to play cards.


   She was married in Rumford on Dec. 18, 1947 to Sylvanus A. Glover, who survives of East Andover.


   Other survivors include three daughters, Helen Glover and her companion Gary Smith of Brownville and her children, Holly, Lynda and her son Korbyn, Andrew and his three children, Wendy Hansen and her husband, Wilbur (Bim) of Andover and a daughter, Heather and her children, Danielle and Dakota, and Gale Hill and her husband, Stan of Turner and children, Kade and Morgan; two sons, Butch Glover and his wife, Katie of Andover and children, Heather and Maureen, and Jason Glover and his wife, Belinda of Gilead and children Brianna and Calvin; two brothers, John Parkman of North Carolina and David Parkman of Montana; a sister, Jean Miner of Florida; six great-grandchildren; and her beloved cats, Pixie and Midgie.             


   She was predeceased by a son, Gary John Glover; and a sister, Lois Funeral services will be Private and held at the family's convenience. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover. Those who desire may contribute to the Andover Rescue, 38 South Main St., Andover, ME 04216 in her memory.


Howard M. Glover, 1909 - 1998  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  WEST PARIS - Howard M. Glover, 89, died Saturday, June 20, 1998 at the Ledgeview Nursing Home, West Paris Maine. He had lived in the Rumford, Andover area all his life until entering a nursing home in 1987.

  Mr. Glover was born in East Andover, Maine on March 26, 1909 and was the son of John H. and Lula (Bradeen) Glover. He graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford Class of 1928. He worked for several years in lumber mills and highway construction in the Andover area before entering the Oxford Paper Mill in Rumford in 1942 as a wood sealer. He retired from the then Boise Cascade Paper Mill in 1971 after 29 years of service. He then worked as a security Guard at the Satellite Station in Andover for several years.

  He was a 71-year member of Oxford Bear Lodge #54, K. of P. in Hanover, Maine. He enjoyed lodge and outdoor sports very much; and spent many summers umpiring local baseball games.

  He was married in Dixfield, Maine on August 15, 1931 to Ella L. Ladd who died in Rumford, Maine on July 20, 1981.

  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Orville (Barbara) Meisner of East Andover, Mrs. Douglas (Doris) Reed of Enfield, Mass., Mrs. Herschel (Joy) Hall of Ashburnham, Mass. and Mrs. Matt (Nancy) Brooks, of Phippsburg, Maine; two brothers Edward Glover of the Ledgeview Nursing Home West Paris and Carl Glover of Belfast, Me.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.

  He was pre-deceased by a grandson, Michael Marston and two sisters, Myra Crooker and Gladys Glover.

  Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Calvary Congregational Church, So. Andover, Maine, with Rev. Duane Waite officiating. Interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery Andover.

Isabell J. (Farrar) Glover, 1857-1907 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 28, 1907)


   The community was shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Mrs. L. A. Glover in Augusta last Friday morning [ December 20, 1907]. Mrs. Glover had been in poor health for some time and by the advice of her physician went to the M. C. Hospital where she passed away Friday morning.


   She leaves a husband, three sons and three daughters, a father, Geo. Farrar of Rumford, one brother and four sisters. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church at Andover Monday.

Jesse A. Glover, 1886 - 1961 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)


  NORWAY - Jesse A. Glover, 75, died Thursday [ December 21, 1961] at the CMG Hospital, Lewiston from injuries suffered in an accident at Monmouth Sunday night. The incident occurred on Route 202 when a large moose leaped from the side of the road and smashed through the windshield of the car in which Glover was a passenger.

  Born Aug. 21, 1886 at Mexico, he was the son of Lucius and Isabelle Farrar. Formerly of Andover, he resided in this town the past eight years. He was a retired shoe shop employee. Mr. Glover was a past chancellor of Cabot Lodge, K. of P., and Andover. He was the widower of Winnifred Learned Glover.

  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Homer Aldrich, this town, Mrs. George Ladd, East Andover, Mrs. Gerald Salisbury, Belfast, Mrs. Ray Littlehale, Andover, two sons, Harold and Sylvanus, both of East Andover; a sister, Mrs. Etta Perkins, Andover; a brother, Elmer of Florida; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

  John Henry Glover, 1872 - Abt. 1947 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  John Henry Glover, 75, Woodrowville, died at the home of his son, Edward Glover, 98 Maine Avenue, Tuesday night. [no date given, but about 1947]

  Born in Rumford, August 18, 1872, he was the son of Loren and Dorcas Goddard Glover. He married the former Lula Philena Bradeen, who survives.

  Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Marshall Howard, Weston, Mass.; brother, Lewis L. Glover, Rumford; children, Mrs. William Crooker, Andover, Edward Glover, Rumford, Howard M. Glover, Andover, Carl A. Glover, Belfast.

  Funeral services will be held from Meader and Son Funeral Home at 2 p. m. Friday. Knights of Pythias services will be held. Mr. Glover was a member of the Hanover Lodge.

Lula P. (Bradeen) Glover, 1881 - Abt. 1950 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Mrs. Lula P. Glover, 69, Swain Road resident died October 31 [no date given, but about 1950], at Elsie’s Nursing Home where she had been a patient three days.

  Mrs. Glover was born in Mexico August 28, 1881, the daughter of John and Ella Jones Bradeen. She married John Glover, who died some time ago.

  She is survived by a brother, Everett Bradeen, Weymouth, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Allen Esty, Mexico; a daughter, Mrs. William Crooker, East Andover; three sons, Edward H. Glover, Rumford; Howard M. Glover, East Andover; Carl A. Glover, Belfast.

Minnie (Walker) Glover 1882 - 1956 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   ANDOVER - Mrs. Minnie W. Glover, 74, died suddenly Sunday December 2 [1956] at Dearborn Michigan where she was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Cram.

  Born at Canton on January 26, 1882, she was the daughter of Charles and Libby Hathaway Walker. The widow of the late George Glover, she was a former resident of Richmond and Andover. She was a member of the Lone Mountain Grange, Andover.

  Surviving are three sons, Roger Glover, California; Clarence Glover, Camden; Clyde Glover, Massachusetts; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Cram, Dearborn, Mich.; Mrs. Charles Spulick, Suffield, Conn.; three brothers, Charles Walker, Greene; Vaughn Walker, West Peru; Leslie Walker, Canton, 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Thursday, December 6, at the Andover Congregational Church, with Rev. Andrew Young officiating. Mrs. Loring Swain was the organist.

  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Bearers were Clarence Glover, Charles Spulik, Ernest Cram and Clyde Glover.

Flodilla (Bryant) Goding, 1854-1930 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 11, 1930)

   Friends in town have received word of the death of Mrs. Flodilla Goding, wife of George W. Goding, of Canton, on Friday, April 4 [1930]. Mrs. Goding was the daughter of Thomas and Lydia Beals Bryant and was born in Livermore July 2, 1854. Her parents moved to Farmers Hill, Andover, where her girlhood days were spent and where she attended the schools of the town.

Harry F. Goodridge, 1888 – 1956  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, January 12, 1956)

   Harry F. Goodridge, Sr., 67, of Granite Street, Ridlonville, died Thursday morning, January 5 [1956] at his work at the Oxford Paper company.

   Found unconscious at 6:50 am, in the engine room where he was employed as engine tender, by Theodore Surette, he was dead upon the arrival of Dr. Greene, medical examiner, and Deputy Sheriff Louis Fontaine. Authorities stated that death was apparently due to a heart attack.

   Mr. Goodridge was born at Andover on September 7, 1888, the son of Charles F. and Mary Seaman Goodridge, and had been a resident of Ridlonville for 54 years. He had been employed at the Oxford Paper company for 37 years and was a member of the 25 year club.

   Survivors include his widow, the former Alfreda Campbell, Auburn; two daughters, Mrs. H. Raymond McBean, Rumford, Mrs. Lawrence Horne, Greenfield, Mass.; two sons, Harry F. Jr. of Albany, NY, and Charles of Vesterburg, Mich., and six grandchildren .Funeral services were held Sunday, Janury 8, at 2 pm, at the Meader and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas O. DeWolfe officiating. Burial was in the DeMerritt Cemetery at West Peru.

Eola (Hewey) Goodwin, 1897 - Abt. 1965/6 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  SOUTH PARIS - Mrs. Eola Goodwin, wife of Archie Goodwin, died unexpectedly Monday evening [no date given] at a Norway hospital shortly after being admitted.

  She was born at Andover July 31, 1897, the daughter of Robert and Cora Welch Hewey. She attended Andover schools and graduated from Andover High School. Following her marriage in 1916, she and her husband lived many years in Norway where they operated a poultry farm. They moved here in 1952.

  Mrs. Goodwin was a member of the First Congregational Church and its Good Cheer Society, Mount Pleasant Rebekah Lodge and Oxford Chapter, OES of Norway. She also was a member of the Oxford County Extension Association, Stephens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Norway Grange.

  Surviving are her husband; two sons, Norman and Gordon, both of South Paris; three daughters, Mrs. Natalie Ward of South Paris, Mrs. Priscilla Keller of Auburn, and Mrs. Ramona Lord of Norwich, Conn.; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

  Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday from 21 Main St., with entombment in the Norway Pine Grove Cemetery receiving vault.

Helena P. "Nina" (Turner) Goodwin, 1925 - 1999  (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen)

  Helena P. "Nina" Goodwin, 73, of 10 Brown Street, Mexico, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at her home, where she had lived since 1994. She had formerly lived in East Andover for many years.

  She was born in Rumford on Oct. 9, 1925, daughter of Louis and Mildred Dame Turner, and had attended local schools.

  For many years she had worked in private duty home care, and in recent years worked at the What Not Shop on Waldo Street, Rumford.

  She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church for many years and was attending the Mexico First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Swasey-Torrey Post 100, American Legion Auxiliary in Dixfield, and was a former member of LeParesseux Snowshoe Club in Rumford.

  She was married to the late Edward Carey and to the late James Goodwin.

  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Joseph (June) Roy of South Rumford, Mrs. Noel (Linda) Brown of Wilton, Mrs. Donna Breault of Jay, and Marcia Mitchell of Chesterville; two sons, Edward "Butch" Carey of Mexico and Robert Carey of Buckfield; two sisters, Mrs. Myma DeRito and Mrs. Margaret Weston of Mexico; a brother, Robert O'Leary of Brockton, Mass,; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Albert (Janice) Chaisson of Rumford; a stepson, Keith Goodwill of Rumford. She was predeceased by a sister, Marion Arsenault; and two brothers, Allen Turner and Louis Turner Jr.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 16, at the Mexico First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kirk Fairhurst and Pastor Jane Rich officiating. Interment will be in the spring at the Farrington-Morton Cemetery, Mexico. Those who desire, please contribute to the Androscoggin Home Health Services, Box M, Rumford, ME 04276 in her memory.

 James A. Goodwin, 1915 - 1985 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   EAST ANDOVER - James A. Goodwin, 70, died late Saturday night [October 12, 1985] at the Rumford Community Hospital where he was a patient.

   Born at Rumford, on Aug. 20, 1915, he was the son of Lemuel and Laura Corey Goodwin. Mr. Goodwin attended Rumford schools and was later married to Helena Turner in Dixfield, on April 11, 1964. He has made his home for the past 17 years in East Andover. Mr. Goodwin was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in the Pacific theater of operation. For many years, Mr. Goodwin was employed by an area construction business and was later employed in the maintenance department at COMSAT in Andover, until his retirement. He was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and was a former member of the Robert Shand VFW Post in Rumford.

    Survivors include his wife, Helena of East Andover; two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Janice) Chaisson of Rumford, and Mrs. N. Joseph (June) Roy of South Rumford; a son, Keith Goodwin of Wells; three sisters, Mrs. Esther Latham of South Rumford, Mrs. Elsie Howe of Rumford, and Mrs. Josie McIsaac of Hudson, Mass.; a brother, William Goodwin of Fort Jarvis, N.Y.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Abel Gordon, 1892-1915 (From the Rumford Falls Times, August 14, 1915)


   Abel Gordon, who has been ill with tuberculosis several months, passed away at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Ed Hall, of Monmouth, Friday, Aug. 6 [1915]. He was the son of Frank and Nellie Gordon of this place. The funeral was held in the Cong’l Church Sunday PM, Rev. George Graham officiating. Lone Mountain Grange, of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body and held their impressive ceremony. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers.

Frank E. Gordon, 1862 - 1946 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Frank Elmer Gordon, 84, a lifelong citizen of Andover, died at his home in South Andover Saturday [May 4, 1946] at 9:30 p. m. following a brief illness.

  Mr. Gordon spent the winter at the home of his sister, Mrs. Nellie Paige, Rochester, N. H. He had been home for only a few days when taken ill.

  He was born in Andover March 27, 1862, the son of Orrin and Matilda Farrington Gordon.

  He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Erwin Miller, South Andover, with whom he lived; the sister, Mrs. Nellie Paige; a granddaughter, Laura Miller, R. N., Community Hospital, Rumford; a grandson, Gordon F. Miller, South Andover.

  Mr. Gordon was a charter member of Lone Mountain Grange and a regular attendant at the meetings when able. He was a member of Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Andover.

  Funeral services, which were largely attended, were held at the First Congregational Church Tuesday at 2 p. m. Rev. Linwood C. Potter officiated. Bearers were members of the fraternal orders. Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Nellie (Marston) Gordon, 1867-1915 (From the Rumford Falls Times, August 15, 1915)


   Mrs. Nellie Gordon, wife of Frank Gordon passed away at her home in South Andover Friday, August 13 [1915]. Mrs. Gordon had been an invalid for several years and was tenderly cared for during her long illness. Deceased is survived by her husband, daughter [Frinda], one brother and four sisters. Funeral services were held at her late home Sunday afternoon, officiated by Rev. George Graham.

Amanda A. (Belanger) Gosselin, 1897 - 1985  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Amanda A. Gosselin, 87, widow of Joseph Gosselin of 325 Avocado Drive, Tallahassee, Fla., died Thursday [Jan. 31, 1985] at her home.

  She was born May 13, 1897, in Bartlett, N.H., the daughter of Phillip and Marie Gosselin Belanger. Formerly of Rumford, she had resided in Tallahassee Fla. For the past three years, making her home with her daughter, Anita Egan, having moved from Manchester, Conn. She was a communicant of St. Anthanasius-St. John Church in Rumford.

  She is survived by a son, Eugene Gosselin of Manchester, Conn.; one daughter, Anita Egan of Tallahassee, Fla.; a brother, Henry Belanger of Rumford; two sisters, Alexina Cronan of Andover and Henrietta Begin of St. Petersburg, Fla.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Minerva (Pratt) Grace, 1915 - 2000 (Obituary from the Portsmouth Herald, January 14, 2000)

   PORTSMOUTH - Minerva (Pratt) Grace, 84, of Harvest Village in Berlin, N.J. died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at the Virtua West Jersey Hospital.

   She was born in Andover, Maine [October 11, 1915, the daughter of Edward and Hazel F. Pratt] and spent her summers in Sanford. She and her husband, Ronald E. Grace, formerly of Portsmouth, wintered in Tavares, Fla.

   Before retiring in 1970, she worked in the Human Resources department for RCA in Camden, N.J. for 20 years.

   She was a member of the Reserve Officer Association of Ladies.

   She is survived by her husband.

   In addition, other family members include a daughter, Barbara Craft of Cherry Hill, N.J.; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Barbara Meisner of Tavares, Fla., and Patricia Waters of Simsbury, Conn.  

Robert A. Graham, 1906 - 1985  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Robert A. Graham, 79, died Wednesday [June 26, 1985] after a short illness at his residence in Andover, where he had lived since 1951.

  He was born March 17, 1906 in Lynn, Mass., the son of Robert and Florence Adams Graham. He attended schools and college in Lynn. He worked as a foreman in Lynn for Boston Machine Works, until 1951, when he moved to Andover, where he worked for COMSAT until 1971. Mr. Graham stayed on at COMSAT as a security guard until his retirement in 1984. He was married in Lynn, July 11, 1931 to Ruth Packard.

  He is survived by his wife of Andover; a son, Robert H. of Andover; a daughter, Mrs. Lois Farrington of Rochester, N.H.; a brother, Albert of Lynn, Mass.; 13 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Ruth A. (Packard) Graham, 1909 - 1995  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Ruth A. Graham, 86, died Monday [October 16, 1995] at the home of her son, Robert H. Graham on the Sawyer Notch Road. She had resided on North Main Street in Andover and had lived in the area since 1951.

  She was born in Lynn, Mass. on March 13, 1909, daughter of Henry and Charlotte (Hickford) Packard. She attended schools in Lynn and graduated from Burdet Business College in Lynn.

  She was formerly an active member of the Methodist Church in Saugus, Mass. and was active in the Ladies Aid of the Church.

  She was married in Lynn on July 11, 1931 to Robert A. Graham who died in Andover on June 26, 1985.

  Survivors include her son, Robert H. Graham of Andover; a daughter, Mrs. Lois Farrington of Rochester, N.H.; a sister, Mrs. Arlene Merkel of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

Jon B. Grebanier, 1953-2004  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, February 20, 2004)

   RUMFORD - Jon B. Grebanier, 50, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Rumford Community Hospital after a long illness.

   Born in New York City on Sept. 22, 1953, he was the son of Joseph and Lillian (Greenberg) Grebarnier. He studied the cello at the High School of Music and Art and attended Queensborough College for environmental studies and he also attended schools for piano tuning and locksmithing.

   He was a self-employed house painter by day and a musician, songwriter and composer by night. He performed in many rock and pop bands on the bass, keyboards and vocals. His original compositions in light rock and jazz pop are copyrighted.

   He was a member of the Songwriters Guild of America. He was a student of philosophy and believed in unity and truth in all faiths. He was a noble soul who achieved great levels of creativity, compassion and grace. He loved nature and was a friend to all creatures.

   He was married in Bath, N.H., on Nov. 28, 1985, to his beloved wife Cecilia Vistica who survives of Andover.

   Other survivors include his dear mother, Lillian of New York; sister, Marian of Oregon; brothers, Michael and his wife Sharon of California, and Paul and his wife Linda of New York; close sister and friend, Alice of New Jersey; sisters-in-law, Maria of Mass., and Gloria and her husband Steven of New York; a brother-in-law, Gregory of New Jersey; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dorothy (Buck) (Abbott) Greenlaw, 1900 - 1980 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  SOUTH ANDOVER- Mrs. Dorothy B. Greenlow, 79, died Tuesday [May 15, 1980] at Rumford Community Hospital.

   She was born in Buckfield, April 22, 1900, the daughter of Harry and Kate Warren Buck and had resided in the area since 1931. Mrs. Greenlow attended Buckfield schools and graduated from Farmington Normal School, class of 1921. She had taught in North Rumford, Roxbury and Andover schools for many years until her retirement.

  Mrs. Greenlow was a member and past secretary of the Oxford County Retired Teachers. She was a member of Lone Mountain Grange. Mt. Zircon Pomona Grange, OES, the Ladies Aid and a member and past secretary of the Friday Club. She was also a member of the Andover Congregational Church. She had been married to the late Stephen Abbott and then was married in Rumford Point in September of 1964 to Frederic W. Greenlow of South Andover who survives.

  Also surviving are two sons, Phillip S. Abbott, Norway, and David F. Huntington, Brunswick; two daughters, Mrs. Mary French, Eaton Center, N. H., and Mrs. Roberta Haney, Roselle, Ill; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Frederic W. Greenlaw, 1894 - 1992  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  FREEPORT - Frederic William Greenlow, 98, one of the oldest citizens of Topsham and a former Andover resident, died Tuesday [September 8, 1992] at Hawthorne House in Freeport after a brief illness.

  He was born in Boston June 1 1894, the son of John and Kate Greenlaw and was raised in Hyde Park before becoming a longtime resident of Dedham. He worked as traffic manager of H.G. Sawyer and Company, a Boston fruit and vegetable wholesaler, until he retired in 1959 to South Tamworth, N.H. He moved to Andover in 1965, and to Topsham in 1985.

   Mr. Greenlaw was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War I and a member of American Legion Post 18 of Dedham and more recently, Post 81 of Bethel. He was active with the Boy Scouts and the Episcopal Church, serving many years with church choirs. He was predeceased by two wives, Irma Buliung Greenlow, who died in 1961, and Dorothy Abbott, who died in 1980.

  Mr. Greenlaw is survived by a son, David Huntington of New Haven, Conn. and Topsham, a daughter, Joan Morse of Pocassett, Mass.; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a stepson, Philip Abbott of Norway; and a stepdaughter, Roberta Haney of MacLeansboro, Ill.

    Moses Greenleaf, 1777 - 1834  (We have not been able to find an obituary for Moses Greenleaf, so we are using this biographical sketch from "A Survey of the State of Maine in Reference to its Geographical Features, Statistics and Political Economy" instead. This book was originally written by Moses Greenleaf in 1829, and reprinted in 1970 by the Maine State Museum with the only change being the biographical sketch of Mr. Greenleaf.)

   Moses Greenleaf, author, surveyor, map-maker, and proselytizer for Maine statehood, was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on Oct. 17, 1777. The circumstances of his birth gave little indication of the course he was to follow in later life. Members of one of New England's first families, Greenleaf's forbears had followed the sea in one way or another since coming to the Merrimac River settlement, then called Newbury, in 1635. His father, Moses, Sr., was himself a ship carpenter by trade. Following the Revolutionary War, however, the elder Greenleaf, a veteran who had attained the rank of Captain, remained in the maritime community of Newburyport for only a few years. In 1790, he joined the postwar migration north to Maine in search of land and a new life.

   The Greenleafs settled in the Cumberland County town of New Gloucester. There, Moses Greenleaf received an elementary education and grew to maturity. He was one of five children. A brother, Simon, was destined to achieve prominence as a legal scholar, and is given credit - together with famed jurist Joseph Story - for establishing the pre-eminence of the Harvard School of Law.

    Unlike his younger brother, however, Moses Greenleaf was denied the advantage of higher education. Like many of Maine's noted sons - William King among them - he was the brother who remained at home. Until the age of 22, Greenleaf helped to till the fields of his father's New Gloucester farm. At that juncture, he went into business for himself, operating a general store, first in New Gloucester and then in Bangor to which he moved in 1804. The atmosphere of Bangor, gateway to the north woods, changed his life. It was there that Greenleaf, now married, became interested in the Maine wilderness and its development. He turned from the produce business to real estate and land speculation for subsistence and embarked on an avocation that grew into a life's work.

   In 1806, Greenleaf purchased a one quarter interest in Williamsburg township, in what is now southern Piscataquis County. By 1810, he and a Boston associate were intimately involved in efforts to settle the town He moved his family there the same year from the wilderness settlement of East Andover, where they had resided for two years. The remainder of Greenleafs life was largely spent procuring settlers for the Maine interior, surveying roads, locating mineral deposits and, above all, writing and publishing data about the region.

    Greenleaf was, in a sense, a man captivated and obsessed by the potentialities of the Maine environment. To support his visionary promotional activities, he sought numerous and various means of earning a livelihood. He served as Justice of the Peace for Hancock County from 1812 to 1816, and in the latter year accepted an appointment as Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for the new County of Penobscot. In 1833 he was pioneering in railroads, and secured a charter for the Piscataquis Canal and Railroad Company. Greenleaf was also active in early attempts to mine and market Maine minerals, and became the first to discover slate deposits in the state in Piscataquis County.

    All of these activities were secondary, however, to Greenleaf's tasks as self-appointed publicist for Maine and its natural resources. In 1816, his first book, A Statistical Survey of the District of Maine; More Especially with Reference to the Value and Importance of the Interior, appeared.  It was published in Boston and addressed "to the consideration of the Legislators of Massachusetts".  The book, accompanied by the first detailed and accurate map of Maine, established Greenleaf as an authority on what were vaguely called the "eastern lands". The Statistical Survey served a dual purpose. It provided information on the region's interior for potential land purchasers, and also offered information and suggestions for government action to promote settlement. More importantly perhaps, in terms of historical perspective, the book generated optimism that Maine could stand alone as a self-sufficient entity. It thus played a significant role in promoting statehood, a development which Greenleaf enthusiastically welcomed.

   From 1820 to 1829, Moses Greenleaf was almost totally absorbed in the work of writing and cartography. In 1820, the year of the separation from Massachusetts, an updated version of his map of Maine appeared. Four years later, Eastern Indians, a Greenleaf treatise on Maine Indian languages, was published by the American Society for Promoting the Civilization and General Improvement of the Indian Tribes within the United States. Finally, in 1829, the
culmination of Greenleaf's career was reached with the publication of A Survey of the State of Maine, in Reference to Its Geographical Features, Statistics, and Political Economy. The new survey, an expanded and much improved version of its 1816 predecessor, was accompanied by a new, more complete map of Maine and New Brunswick, as well as an atlas of smaller detailed maps. Together, these publications constituted the most thorough examination and documentation of Maine up to that time.

   With the appearance of A Survey of the State of Maine, the completion of Moses Greenleaf's life work was realized. Years of research, correspondence and personal excursions into the wilderness had filled a long-standing informational void concerning the northern and interior portions of the State of Maine. The final product was the result of nearly a decade of self-discipline and sacrifice, which included such hardships as a week alone in the forest with typhoid fever, contracted while on an information-gathering field trip. Greenleaf, himself, perceived flaws in his work, which he hoped to eliminate in future editions. His relatively early death, however, on March 20, 1834, precluded such plans. The 1829 survey of Maine became of necessity his final legacy.

   The information contained in A Survey of the State of Maine remains of value after nearly a century and a half. Nowhere else is a comparable collection of historical statistics and general information dealing with Maine's first decade available in such a compact format. Greenleaf's examination of his state ranged from geography and natural resources to population, economics and government. At the time of the book's original publication, Maine was an infant state, only nine years removed from its mother Commonwealth. Read today, Greenleaf's survey provides a picture of a young and vibrant community poised on the verge of the greatest period of growth and national influence in its history. It details the resources - land, people, raw materials, and geographic advantages - which enabled Maine to experience an economic golden age during the three decades prior to the Civil War.

   In September 1816, an editor of the prestigious North American Review, after taking "a cursory view of the little work of Mr. Greenleaf", announced to the public that he was "very glad to be able to recommend for their perusal" the author's first book on Maine. It is in the same spirit that we offer A Survey of the State of Maine to a modern readership on this the 150th anniversary of Maine statehood.

Elizabeth Gregg, 1870 -1950 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth Gregg were held Tuesday afternoon January 17 [1950] at the Andover Congregational Church with Rev. C. C. Salisbury officiating. Bearers were Louis Hall, Philip Learned, Stanley Fox and Waldo Merrill. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.

  Miss Gregg was born in Andover October 7, 1870, the daughter of Eben and Hannah Wood Gregg. She had one sister, Mrs. Alice Merrick, and two brothers, Malcolm and Walter, all now deceased.

  She died Sunday, January 15 [1950], at a nursing home in Virgennes, Vermont, where she had been the past three years. Until that time she had been a lifelong resident of Andover. She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and the Ladies Aid.

  She is survived by several cousins, Thomas Cushman of Virgennes, Vermont, Miss Barbara Cushman, Mrs. Elizabeth Glines and Mrs. Martha Scott, all of Bethel.

  Among those attending from out of town were Mrs. Martha Scott, Miss Barbara Cushman, Mrs. Elizabeth Glines and son, Roland of Bethel and Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Cushman, Vermont.

Frances Ann Gregg, 1860 – 1946  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

   ANDOVER – Miss Frances Ann Gregg, 86, died Monday afternoon at her home, Main Street, after several months of illness.

   She was born in Andover April 27, 1860, daughter of George and Helen Cole Gregg.

   She leaves a cousin, Elizabeth Gregg of Andover, and two nieces, Mrs. Hortense Gardner Gates, Norway, and Miss Marjorie Gregg, Seattle, Washington/

Helen Gregg, 1830-1908 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 29, 1908)


   Mrs. Helen Gregg passed away Friday [February 20, 1908] at the age of 77 years and 2 mos. She leaves a son, William, and two daughters, Annie and Mrs. William Bailey of Canton. The funeral was held at the Congregational Church, Sunday, Rev. G. B. Hannaford officiating. The floral offerings were beautiful.

  Malcolm Gregg, 1866 - 1944 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  After four years of failing health, Malcolm Gregg, 77, of Norway and Andover, died at St. Mary’s hospital Jan. 18 [1944] where he had been for treatment.

  He was born in Andover, Oct. 19, 1866, the son of Mr. And Mrs. Eben Gregg. His parents died when he was young and he was cared for by two aunts. After finishing his schooling he became a guide around the Lakes and dealt in lumber and sold considerable timberland.

  He had lived in Norway the past 30 years, spending his winters in Florida and part of each summer at Andover.

  He was a member of Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias.

  He leaves a sister, Miss Elizabeth Gregg, and a cousin, Miss Amelia Gregg, Andover.

The funeral was held in the Andover Congregational Church, Andover, Friday afternoon with the Rev. William Penner of Rumford Center officiating.

  The pallbearers were Frank Newton, Roger Thurston, Lee Falkenham, Philip Learned, Charles Merrill and Erlon Merrill. The body was places in the tomb at Woodlawn Cemetery, awaiting burial in the spring.

David O. Greig, 1942-1998  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  RUMFORD - David O. Greig, 55, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, [1998] at the Rumford Community Hospital. He was a resident of Main St. in Andover and had lived in the area all of his life.

  He was born in Rumford on Sept. 10, 1942, the son of David and Louise (Gleason) Greig. He was a graduate of Mexico High School with the class of 1961. He served in the United States Air Force. He owned and operated Dave's General Store, The All Season's Cafe, and the Curiosity Shop on Main St. in Andover for many years.

  He was very active in RAAPA for many years and was still active on the Andover Water Committee and was a member and was very active in the choir of the Mexico Congregational Church and had served on several committees of the church.

  Survivors include his mother of Andover; one daughter, Mrs. Scott (Shari) McIntyre of Amesbury, Mass., two sons, Todd and his friend Trisha Sorenson of Rumford, Mark and his friend Dawn Rogers of Byfield, Mass; two brothers, Thomas A. and his wife Bethany of Clinton, Conn., Donald C. of Corpus Christi, Texas; four grandchildren, Zachary Sorenson of Rumford, Kevin Greig of Byfield, Mass., Cydney and Micaela McIntyre of Amesbury, Mass., his fiancée Vicki Amoroso of Rumford.

Louise (Gleason) Greig, 1910-2006 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, September 13, 2006)

 RUMFORD - Louise Greig, 96, died on September 6, 2006 in Portland. She was a resident of 75 State St. in Portland and formerly of Penobscot Street in Rumford.

    Born in Mexico on January 18, 1910, she was a daughter of Archie and Nora (Packard) Gleason. She graduated from Mexico High School and attended Farmington Normal School.

  She worked for Oxford Paper Company, then for W.T. Grant and then for many years she worked at Day's Jewelry Store in Rumford as an office manager and later as a bookkeeper for her son at Dave's General store in Andover.


  She was a member of the Mexico Congregational Church and was very active in the church choir and church committees. She was a also a member of the Mt. Zircon Chapter #142, -OES-where she was a past Matron.


  An avid and true Red Sox fan, she was one of the few to see them clinch  the World Series twice. Her hobbies included knitting, sewing, baking and reading.


    She was married in Mexico on October 29, 1933 to the late David Greig,  who died in Rumford on March 15, 1971.


 Survivors include two sons, Thomas A. Greig and his wife, Bethany of Clinton, CT, and Donald C. Greig of San Marcos, TX; eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; and a brother, Edwin Gleason and his wife, Irene of Apollo, FL.


She was predeceased by a son, David Greig; and a grandson.


   Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mexico Congregational Church in Mexico. Interment will be in the Farrington Morton Cemetery, Mexico. Friends are invited to call at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford on Friday 6-8 p.m. Visitation 7 p.m. by Mt. Zircon Chapter #142 OES. Those who desire may contribute to the Mexico Congregational Church, Main St., Mexico, ME 04257 in her memory. Online condolences and shared memories may be expressed at

Angie E. Grover, 1878 - 1939 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  The death of Miss Angie E. Grover occurred September 12 [1939] at the Rumford Community hospital where she had been a patient most of the time since November 17, 1938.

  She was born in Andover November 1, 1878, and spent most of her early life there.

  She leaves two brothers, Scott and Fred, who are engaged in lumbering. She was the only daughter of Asa and Henrietta Cutting Grover.

  For the past 18 years she had been at the home of Mrs. R. B. Stratton, Rumford Center. She was a member of the Rumford Center Methodist Church, and was a faithful member of the Mishemokwa Temple, No. 43, Pythian Sisters, Hanover.

  She was active in social and lodge affairs and will be much missed throughout the neighboring communities.

  Funeral services will be held at the Rumford Center Methodist Church Friday at 2 p. m. and burial will be in the family lot in Andover.

 Bertha (Howe) Grover, 1882-1924 (From the Rumford Falls Times, November 27, 1924)

   Mrs. Bertha Howe Grover, wife of Fred Grover, died suddenly at McCarty Hospital [Rumford] of diabetes Wednesday of last week [Nov. 12, 1924]. Mrs. Grover was a successful school teacher in Andover before her marriage. Surviving are her husband, a mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Howe, of Roxbury, and one sister, Mrs. Howard Thomas of Montana, and many friends who mourn their loss. Burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Fred Grover, 1877 - 1964 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Fred Grover, 86, died Thursday [ December 17, 1964] at his residence in Andover.

  He was born March 29, 1877 at Andover, the son of Asa and Etta Cutting Grover. He was a farmer and had bee retired for several years. His wife was the late Bertha Howe.

  Cousins survive him.

  DIED - At Andover, Dec. 17 [1964], Mr. Fred Grover, aged 76. Services at 10:30 A. M. Friday at Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, Rev. Nathaniel Pearson officiating. Entombment at Woodlawn tomb. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, in the spring.

Lettie (Marston) Grover, 1866 - 1943 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Mrs. Lettie Grover, widow of Ronello Grover, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Hewey, Andover, Thursday [May 27, 1943] after an illness of several months.

  She was born in Andover, July 6, 1866, the daughter of William and Lucy Marston.

 Mrs. Grover was a member of the Kings Daughters and for many years was active in the society.

  Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Hewey and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Grover died in 1921.

  Funeral services, which were largely attended, were held at the Congregational church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Linwood C. Potter officiated. The bearers were Ira Bodwell, Clarence Hall, Charles Merrill and Arthur Clark. Burial was in the family lot in Andover.

  Among those attending from out of town were: Mrs. Dorothy Wilson, Greenwich, Conn.; Mrs. Charles Bowen, Boston; Lucy Crowley, Portland; Mrs. Manley Whiting, Strong; Mrs. Raymond Starbird, Strong; Barbara Marston, Auburn; Mrs. Theodore Hewey, South Portland; Mrs. Matilda Coulling, Phillips.

Louisa Dunlap Grover, Abt. 1816-1908 (From the Rumford Falls Times, November 11, 1908)


   Died in Andover Saturday Nov. 7 [1908] Mrs. Louisa Dunlap Grover, widow of Jonathan Grover, aged 92 years. Mrs. Grover has had a home with her only living child, Ronello Grover, for several years and has been kindly cared for by him and his wife where the funeral was held on Tuesday at 10 o’clock a m conducted by Rev. T. H. Derrick.


   A granddaughter and husband from Vermont and a grandson from Michigan were present besides many relatives and friends from this place. The floral tributes were beautiful.

Scott H. Grover, 1874 - 1948  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

ANDOVER - Scott H. Grover, 73, of Andover died Thursday [April 22, 1948]. He was the son of Asa P. and Henrietta Cutting Grover.

Mr. Grover was a member of the Knights of Pythias of Andover. He is survived by a brother, Fred L. Grover.

Funeral services Saturday 1 P.M. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

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