Andover Obituaries Beginning with "H"


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Bertha (Richards) Hall, 1883-1933 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 9, 1933)

 

�� Mrs. Bertha Richards Hall, widow of Hervey Hall, died Friday morning [March 3, 1933] at her home, Main street, Andover, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Hall was born in Andover, the daughter of the late David and Lizzie West Richards. She leaves her father and two sons, Richard, who lives on the home farm in South Andover, and Herbert, a student at Farmington Normal School; and a brother, Harold Richards, of Andover. Mr. Hall died nine years ago.

 

�� Mrs. Hall was a member of the Universalist church and keenly interested in all its activities.

 

�� The funeral services were held from the Universalist church Monday afternoon, Rev, George W. M. Keyes officiated. Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn cemetery.

 

Celinda G. (Marston) Hall, 1851-1912 (Story from the Rumford Falls Times, March 16, 1912)

Husband found wife dead

�� South Andover. Special to the Times – When Llewellyn R. Hall came in from the barn Tuesday morning [March 12, 1912] after finishing his chores, he found his wife in the kitchen, dead. Mrs. Hall [daughter of Abel and Ann Matilda (West) Marston] had an attack of cholera morbus Sunday, but she appeared better Tuesday.

 

�� Mr. Hall has the sympathy of the town’s people as Mrs. Hall was a lady of the highest character, a good wife and mother.

Clarence A. Hall, 1882 - 1947  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

RUMFORD - Clarence Abel Hall, 65, died Sunday morning [October 12, 1947] at the Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks. He had been in ill health for some time.

Mr. Hall had resided in Rumford Point for two years and prior to that had lived in Andover.

Born at Andover July 21, 1882, he was the son  of Llewellyn and Celinda Marston Hall.

Mr. Hall was a member of Lone Mountain Grange, Cabot Lodge K. of P., North Oxford Agricultural Society of Andover, Rumford Point Men’s Club, affiliated with the Andover Congregational Church.

Surviving besides his widow, May Akers Hall, are two children, Norman of College Park, Md. and Mrs. Helen Martin  of Rumford, two sisters, Mrs. Nina Clark of Providence, R. I. and Mrs. Matilda Couling of Wilton; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services at 2 P.M. Tuesday Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Linwood Potter officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Florence C. Hall, 1910 - 1998  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  WEST PARIS - Florence C. Hall, 88, died Friday, Aug. 7, [1988] at the Ledgeview Nursing Home in West Paris. She was a lifelong resident of the Andover area.

  She was born in Andover on May 15, 1910, the daughter of Louis R. and Margaret Anne (McIver) Hall.

 She was a graduate of Andover High School with the class of 1929 and also a graduate of Farmington Normal School with the class of 1931. She was an Elementary School Teacher for over 36 years in #4 Rural School and then in Andover until her retirement in 1972.

  She was a member of Mount Zircon Chapter #142, O.E.S.; a former member of Lone Mountain Grange and Ellis Glen Temple #54, Pythian Sisters, Andover. She was a member of the Maine Teacher's Assoc. and National Teacher's Assoc., member of the Andover Congregational Church and was formerly active in the Ladies Aid of the Church; member of the Andover Historical Society and was a former member of the Friday Club and Senior Citizen's Club.

  Survivors include many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Hannah E. “Lizzie” Hall, 1836-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, June 1, 1918)

 

�� Died in Andover May 23rd [1918], Miss Lizzie Hall at the advanced age of 81. Miss hall passed the winter at the home of her nephew, Hervey Hall, and his wife, at South Andover. She came to the village for a few days to visit old friends and neighbors where she was stricken with paralysis and passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Morton.

 

�� Miss Hall was an excellent lady and leaves many friends who will miss her kind greetings as she was brave and cheerful during her long life. The funeral was held from the Universalist Church by Rev. Mr. Little of Bethel. Mrs. Frank Perkins, Mrs. Bert Hanson, Mrs. Clayton Sweat and Mrs. Emma Mooney sang two selections. The flowers were choice and beautiful. The bearers were Joel Morton, William Cushman, Sidney Abbott and Holton Abbott.

 

Hervey Hall, 1880-1924 (From the Rumford Falls Times, May 4, 1924)

 

�� Hervey Hall, a prominent citizen of South Andover, passed away Wednesday morning, April 23, [1924] following an illness of a few weeks. He had been in poor health for two years and it was hoped that he might recover, but it was not to be.

 

�� Mr. Hall [son of James M. and Emma C. Hall] was about 43 years of age and was a man of sterling integrity, a good citizen and a sincere friend. He had served the town as Selectman and at the annual meeting was elected a member of the school committee for the second consecutive term of three years. He was a member of the Universalist Church and Lone Mountain Grange.

 

�� He is survived by his wife [Bertha Richards], two sons, Richard, a junior in high school, and Herbert, a grade school pupil, and a father [James], 86 years old, who has made his home with them, besides a larger circle of friends to mourn the loss.

 

��� Funeral services, which were held at the home Friday afternoon, were largely attended, and were conducted by Rev. C.W. Robinson, pastor of the Congregational Church. There were many beautiful floral tributes, silent tokens of the love and esteem in which he was held. The schools in town were closed during the hour of the funeral. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

 

James M. Hall, 1930 – 2005 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, March 17, 2005)

 

James M. Hall, 74, a retired real estate agent, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

He was born on March 28, 1930. Jim never met a stranger. He was known by all as a man who loved God, family and country. After honorable discharge for his service during the Korean War, he helped put a man on the moon. His greatest love was his wife, Betty, whom he is now reunited with forever. His wall is

decorated with what he called his greatest treasures, family photos. He was our treasure as well and will be missed.

 

Survivors include his sons, Tom, James, Bill, Mike and Robert, all of Fort Worth; his brother, Richard H. Hall of Andover; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. "Betty" Hall, on Aug. 17, 2000; his mother and father, Katherine and Richard N. Hall of Andover;

and his sister, Mary Hall Serafin of Mexico.

Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas.

James N. Hall, Abt. 1838-1928 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, August 24, 1928)

�� James N. Hall, 90 years of age, the oldest citizen of Andover, died Sunday [August 19, 1928] at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bertha Hal, from heart failure which followed a few days illness.

�� Mr. Hall had been the holder of the [Boston] Post gold headed cane since the death of Lincoln Dresser in April, 1927.

�� Born at the old homestead in South Andover, he lived there the greater part of his life, in the home founded by his great grandfather Abbott, one of the first settlers of Andover.

�� Mr. Hall’s wife, who was Emma Marston, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leander Marston, died many years ago.

�� The deceased is survived by two grandchildren, Herbert and Richard Hall, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bertha Hall, with whom he made his home. A son, Hervey, died several years ago.

�� Funeral services were held Tuesday forenoon at the home, Rev. James Renfrew, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Floral tribute from friends and relatives were profuse.

Josiah F. Hall, 1905-1967(Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, January 26, 1967)

PITTSTON – Josiah French Hall, 61, died late Saturday afternoon at a local nursing home. He was born in Rumford, May 5, 1905, the son of Harrie P. Hall and Sadie Hodsdon Hall. He was employed for many years as an auto mechanic.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Harrie Hall, Philadelphioa, Pa.; six daughters, Mrs. Calvin Warner, Milford, N. H., Mrs. Howard Spidell, Andover; Mrs. Douglas MacDougall, Mrs. Mervin Farrington and Mrs. Earl Meisner, East Andover; Mrs. William Helms, Jr., Brooks; a son, Robert Hall, East Andover; a brother, Marchant Hall, Darlington, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Constantine, Rumford, and Mrs. Russell Franklin, Philadelphia, Pa., 24 grandchildren ; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Committal services will be held in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Judith Faye Hall, 1937-2008 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

 

Judith Faye Hall, 70 of Andover died April 15, 2008 in West Paris. She was born in Rumford on August 12, 1937 the daughter of Dana & Dorothy (Bemis) Doyen and was educated in local schools, graduating from Andover High School in 1955. Judith was a homemaker most of her life and was, in later years, a CNA at Cozy Inn Nursing Home in Rumford. She was a member of the Andover

Congregational Church and loved to paint both oil and watercolors.

 

She is survived by three sons Louis Hall, Jr. and Christopher Hall of Rumford and Edward Hall of Dixfield; two daughters Stacy Thompson of Rumford and Gail Knox of Northport; one brother Bertram Doyen of Brimfield, MA; three sisters Janice Roy of Wildwood, Florida, Janet Martin of Weld and Dorothy Spaulding of Mexico; 8 grandchildren and one great grandson.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 10th at 2 P.M. at the Congregational Church in Andover, ME.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent, in memory of Judith, to the First Congregational Church, PO Box 249, Andover, ME. 04216.

 

Arrangements by Greenleaf Funeral Home, 37 Vernon Street, Bethel.

 

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.Andrewsgreenleaf.com

Llewellyn R. Hall, Abt. 1849-1928 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, July 28, 1928)

�� Llewellyn R. Hall, 79 years of age, of Chesterville, a former resident of Andover, died Wednesday of last week [July 18, 1928] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Clark, whom he was visiting, after an illness of a few days.

�� Mr. Hall was born in Andover and lived there up to a few years ago when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Norris Coulling and family.

�� Mr. Hall was active in town affairs during his residence in Andover, and had served for a number of years on the board of selectmen. He was a member of the Universalist Church and a charter member of the Lone Mountain Grange in which he was an interested and active member.

�� Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Norris Coulling of Chesterville and Mrs. Arthur Clark; one son, Clarence, of Andover; and ten grandchildren. His oldest son, Lewis R. Hall, died several years ago of influenza.

�� Funeral services were held in the Universalist Church Friday afternoon, Rev. Gardener Wills of Rumford Center officiating. Members of Lone Mountain Grange marched from the hall to the church and were seated in a body. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Livermore Russell Hall, 1818 – 1871 (Obituary furnished by his great, great grandson, Stephen E. Hall)

Died in Andover, Me, Oct. 13, 1871, after a brief illness, L. Russell Hall, aged 53 years and 28 days.

Bro. Hall had been for several years an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was at the time of his death a steward, trustee, and Sabbath-school superintendent. As a husband and father, he was faithful and kind; as a citizen, universally esteemed; as a Christian, abundant in labors, honored and beloved.No words can suitably express the sorrow occasioned in the home circle, the Church, and the community by his sudden removal; but our loss is his gain. He left to the bereaved family and friends the blessed assurance of a peaceful death, and a final triumph. During his closing hours, the precious song of devotion, that so often fell from his lips at the family altar, and in the social meetings of his Church, and which we shall ever hold in sacred remembrance, inspired his soul with renewed courage, and was faithfully exemplified in his experience, so that even now its echo comes back to comfort our hearts, and to urge us to a complete consecration, in the same words:---

“The consecrated cross I’ll bear,

Till Christ shall set me free;

Then I’ll go home the crown to wear,

For there’s a crown for me.”

Trusting in the comforts of the Holy Spirit, we commend the afflicted ones to Him who is “a Father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widow, in His holy habitation,” who alone hath the power to bind up the broken-hearted, believing that He will give the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

Lois Pearl (Small) Hall, 1905 - 1946 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Lois Pearl Hall, wife of Louis R. Hall and mother of four young sons died Thursday morning [November 7, 1946] at the Rumford Community Hospital.

  She was born in Andover, August 22, 1905, the daughter of Perl and Cora Learned Small.

  She leaves besides her husband, four sons, Louis R., 15, Keith L. 13, Herschel C., 12, and Stephen E., 9; two sisters, Mrs Illian Virgin, Ridlonville, and Mrs. Pauline Heath, Uncasville, Conn.

  Mrs. Hall was a member of Ellis Glen Temple, Pythian Sisters and a member of the Rebekahs of Rumford. She had been employed at the telephone office the past year.

  Funeral services were held from the First Congregational church, which was filled to capacity, Sunday afternoon. Rev. Linwood C. Potter officiated. Pall bearers were Merton Fox, Arthur Whitten, Hylan Reed, William French.

  A delegation from the Ellis Glen Temple, Pythian Sisters, attended in a body. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

  Those attending from away were Mrs. Calvin Heath, Uncasville, Conn.; Mrs. and Mrs. Carl Virgin, Ridlonville, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Small and daughter, Grace, Braintree, Mass.; Mrs. Cuvier Small, Norwood, Mass.; Mrs. Nina Clark, Providence, R. I.; Mrs. Norris Coulling and son, Stanley, Wilton; Mr. and Mrs. John A. Martin, Mrs. Clarence Hall, Rumford Point.

Louis R. Hall I, 1877 - 1918 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, November 2, 1918)

�� Louis Hall died at his home Sunday afternoon [October 27, 1918] after a short illness of influenza followed by pneumonia. He is survived by a widow [Margaret] and three young children [Louis, Celinda and Florence], a father L. R. Hall, two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Clark and Mattie Hall, and a brother, Clarence Hall, all residing in Andover.Funeral services were held Tuesday A. M. conducted by Rev. J. N. Atwood and the Knights of Pythias, of which Mr. Hall was a member, held their own service at the cemetery.

Louis R. Hall III, 1931 - 2003 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 12, 2002)

WINTER HAVEN, FL -- Louis R. Hall, 71, died on March 9, 2003 at the Winter Haven Hospital.He was born on Sept. 14, 1931 in Andover, Maine, a son of Louis R. Hall and Lois Small.

He married Judith Doyen on January 1956 and they lived in Roxbury, Maine most of their lives.

��� Mr. Hall served for many years on the SAD 43 school board, selectman for the Town ofRoxbury, was a veteran of the Korean Conflict; and worked for New England Telephone Co. for 38 years.

�� He is survived by his wife, Judith; two daughters, Gail and husband, William Knox of Northport, ME, and Stacy and husband, Dale Thompson of Rumford, ME; three sons, Louis and Marie Hall of Rumford, Christopher Hall of Rumford, and Edward and Paula Hall of Rumford; eight grandchildren, Jason and Joel Thompson, Dana, Kayla, Louis III and Ellis Hall, and Alicia and Jeffery Knox; three brothers, Keith and wife, Frances Hall of New Haven, VT, Herschel and wife, Joy Hall of Ashburnham, MA, and Stephen and wife, Donna Hall of Conyers, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

�� Mr. Hall will be sadly missed as a father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend.

�� In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

�� There will be a memorial service in the spring at the Andover Congregational Church. 

Margaret Ann Hall, 1932 (From the Rumford Falls Times, December 1, 1932)

�� Dr. Harold W. Stanwood, county medical examiner, was called to South Andover, Thursday, to investigate the death of the three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hall. The child was one of twins and was put to bed in its usual good health Wednesday night and was found dead at 5 o’clock the next morning. Dr. Stanwood pronounced the death due to natural causes.

Mary A. (Akers) Hall, 1890 - 1987  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

Mrs. Mary A. Hall of Rumford Point died Saturday, March 22, 1987, at the Cozy Inn Nursing Home in Rumford where she had lived for the past six years.

She had been a resident of Rumford Point since 1946 and was formerly of Andover. She was born May 20, 1890, the daughter of Winthrop and Cora Cutting Akers. She was married at Andover, June 23, 1910, to Clarence A. Hall. He died in October of 1947. Prior to her marriage, she taught school at East Andover. She was a member of the Rumford Point Congregational Church, she was an honorary member of the Christian Valley literary Club of Rumford Center, had received a 75 year certificate from National Grange for continuous service, and was a 50 year member of Lone Mountain Grange in Andover.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John (Helen) Martin of Rumford Point; one son, Norman Hall of Hanimar City, Fla.; one brother, Merle Akers of Andover; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford, with Rev. Harry L. Conroy officiating. Interment will be later in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Contributions in Mrs. Hall’s memory may be made to the Rumford Point Congregational Church, Rumford, Maine 04279.

Richard N. Hall, 1909-1969(Obituary from the Rumford falls Times, February 6, 1969)

Funeral services for Richard N. Hall were held from the Andover Congregational Church, Monday, January 27, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Clyde W. Parks officiating. Mrs. Mary Knox was organist.

Entombment was at Woodlawn receiving vault. Bearers were Robert Hall, Jack Durant, Allan Fraser, William Crooker, Roger Milton and William French.

�� Attending services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hall, Tewksbury, Mass.; James Hall, Ft. Worth, Texas; Mr. And Mrs. Elmo Serafin, Mexico; Mr. and Mrs. John J. Sennett, Frye; Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey White, Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hodgkins, Mexico; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Richard, Mexico; Mr. and Mrs. Emile Arsenault, South Paris; Roger Milton, Norway; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richards, Portland; Mrs. Theodore Geiger, Rumford.

Russell Newton Hall, 1914-1914 (From the Rumford Falls Times, May 30, 1914)

 

�� The infant son of Clarence Hall and wife died quite suddenly Thursday, May 21st [1914].

 

Sadie E. (Hodsdon) Hall, 1879-1972(Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 21, 1972)

 

The death of Mrs. Sadie E. Hall, age 93, occurred at the Rumford Community Hospital on Tuesday, December 12, where she had been a patient for one week. Mrs. Hall had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Constantine, 685 Hancock Street, Rumford.

 

She was born in Byron on October 7, 1879, the daughter of Silas and Kate Rand Hodsdon, and attended Andover schools. She had been a dressmaker for over 50 years in the Rumford area, and had taught dressmaking in the Rumford High School night classes for many years.

 

Mrs. Hall had resided in the Rumford area all her life. She was married to the late Harrie P. Hall on November 29, 1901 at Rumford Center. Mr. Hall died in 1954.

 

She was a member of the Rumford Universalist Church; a fifty year and life member, and last surviving Charter member of the Oozalluc Temple No 88, Pythian Sisters; a member an past Noble Grand of Purity Rebekah Lodge, IOOF.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Constantine of Rumford and Mrs. B. R. Brankin of South Harwich, Mass.; a son Marchant Hall of Darlington, Maryland; twenty grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Sadie E. Hall of Rumford were held at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, on Saturday December 16, at 11 a.m. Rev. George E. Bullens of the Franklin Street Methodist Church officiated and conducted committal services at the funeral home.

 

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

 

Bearers were Robert Hall and Earl Meisner of East Andover; Clyde Thomas and Thomas Garbotz of Roxbury; Ernest Moore of Dixfield; and Mervin Farrington of East Andover.

Roberta (Abbott) Haney, 1933-2008 (From the Benton, IL Evening News, June 24, 2008)


McLeansboro: Roberta E. (Abbott) Haney, 75, of McLeansboro died Saturday morning, June 21, 2008, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery in Buckner. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born May 13, 1933, in Andover, Maine, the daughter of Stephen and Dorothy (Buck) Abbott.

She married Charles D. Haney on Sept. 7, 1963, and he survives.

 

 

Also surviving are five children, Norma Gwaltney and husband, Frank, of West Frankfort, Marcia Cox of North Carolina, Paul Cox and wife, Lisa, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Kay Haney of Benton, Ky., and Edward Haney and wife, Pam, of Green Valley; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild, due soon.

Mrs. Haney was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Paul Cox; one brother, Phillip Abbott; and one sister, Mary French.

Orlando Hannaford, 1862 - 1953 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Funeral services for Orlando Hannaford were held at 2 o'clock on Thursday April 30, [1953] at the Meader and Son Funeral Home. Rev Harold Yates officiated and burial was in the family lot at Andover in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

  Bearers were Lewis W. Akers, Fred Ladd, Cleveland Ladd, and Cloyd Sweatt.

  Among the friend and relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W Akers, Sanbornville, N. H.; Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Ladd, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Binford, Mr. and Mrs. Clement Cogley Jr., Clement Cogley Sr., all of Roxbury; David Ladd, Andover; Fred Ladd, Mrs. Bernice Bixby, Bingham; Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Lovett, Mrs. Albert Ladd, Dixfield; Mrs. Peter Touchette, Canton; Chester Ladd, Rumford Point; Mrs. Eva Schools, Portland; Mrs. Mary Ladd, Bethel; Mrs. Howard Glover, East Andover; Mr. and Mrs. D L Pettingall, Frye.

Joshua R. Hansen, 1982 – 2010 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

 

�� EAST ANDOVER - Joshua R. Hansen, 27, died on April 18, 2010 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was a resident of East Andover.


     Born in Lewiston on October 11, 1982, he was a son of Ralph and Karen (Hansen) Manning. He attended Telstar schools.


     He enjoyed fishing and camping. He was a very generous person always putting others before himself. He had a great sense of humor.


     Survivors include his parents, Ralph and Karen Manning of East Andover; a sister Tina Hansen Davidson and her husband, Michael of Richmond, VA; a brother, Herb Manning of Telluride, CO; two nieces, Angel and Alexis Dapolito of Limington; maternal grandfather, Edon P. Hansen of Plymouth, MA; and paternal grandmother, Elaine Manning of Middleboro, MA.


     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Andover Congregational Church with Rev. Jane Rich officiating.

Adaline (Akers) Hanson, 1855 – 1925, (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, February 21, 1925)

Word was received in this town of the passing of Mrs. Adaline Hanson, wife of Walter Hanson, at her home in Mexico on Friday morning February 13 [1925].

Mrs. Hanson, who was 69 years of age, was the daughter on the late Samuel Akers of this town, where she had lived for many years. When Mrs. Hanson was 21 years old she married Walter Hanson and the couple resided in Andover for some time, later moving to Peru where they lived until five years ago when the couple took a residence on Roxbury Road, Mexico, where they bought a grocery store.

 

She is survived by her husband, one son, Irving Hanson, of Portland, two brothers, W.E. Akers of Brookline, Mass. and Henry Akers of Foxboro, Mass., three sisters also survive, Mrs. Laura Vaughn of Plattsburg, N.Y., Mrs. J. Holton Abbott of Andover and Mrs. S.A. Fickett of Rumford. Five grandchildren survive, Delia Hanson of Portland and Merton, Wilmer, Thelma and Muriel Bessey who had resided with their grandmother since the death of their parents. About 13 years ago at the death of her daughter, Mrs. Ina Hanson Bessey, she took the four little grandchildren into her home (the youngest a baby of two weeks) and gave them a mother’s love and care.

�� Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Sunday.The remains were placed in the receiving tomb until later when they will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

Burton F. Hanson, 1881 - 1940 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   Burton F. Hanson, Oxford mill employee, died at the Maine General Hospital, Portland, Thursday [June 6, 1940].

  Mr. Hanson was born in Andover, September 12, 1881, the son of Horace F. Hanson, Lowell, Mass., and Ida A. Akers Hanson, Andover. He was a scaler for the Oxford Paper Company.

  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Charlotte Brown Hanson; his father, in Andover; a brother, Hermon W. Hanson, Congress Street; a step daughter, Mrs. Homer Richards, Andover; three step grandsons; aunts, Mrs. Fred Rolfe, Mrs. I. W. Allen, Rumford, and Mrs. Abbie Wentworth, Nashua, N. H., and a nephew, Frank Hanson, Rumford.

 Funeral services were held from the Meader and Son Funeral home Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Harley A. Shattuck officiating. Pall bearers were Charles Moore, Fred Clark, Albert Woods, Carson Beedy. Burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery, Andover

 Among those attending were Mrs. Abbie Wentworth, Nashua, N. H.; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Rolfe, Norridgewock, and Homer Richards, Jr., New Jersey.
 

Charlotte B. (Bixby) Hanson, 1871 - 1961 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

 Crash Victims’ Funerals Set For Saturday

  Funeral services will be held tomorrow [no date given] for two victims of a head-on collision on the interstate highway in Freeport.

  Mrs. Charlotte B. Hanson, 90, died yesterday in the Maine Medical Center, a day after Mrs. Grace T. Oliver, 82, was killed in the crash. Both lived at 460 John St.

  Services for Mrs. Hanson will be at 11 a. m. at 1 William St. with Rev. Lawrence Porter officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

  Elder James Meade will conduct the services for Mrs. Oliver at 3 p. m. at 749 Congress St. Interment will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Athens.

  Still in the Maine Medical Center were two others injured in the accident. Carl T. Oliver, 51, of 460 John St., in fair condition, and Gordon Giles, 18, of East Boothbay, in good condition.

  Mrs. Hanson, widow of Burton F. Hanson, was born Jan. 24, 1871, in Uplands, Pa. She was the daughter of Dudley C. and Mary Atwood Bixby. She attended Warren, Pa. Schools and Wilbraham Academy.

  Mrs. Hanson is survived by three grandsons, Burton F. Richards, Portland; Homer R. Richards, Jr., St. Louis, Mo.; and Stephen Richards, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and three grandchildren.

Hannah Hanson, 1828-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 19, 1918)

 

�� Mrs. Hannah Hanson, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ezra Wentworth of Nashua N.H., was a resident of Andover (while her husband was living) for many years. She was much loved by her relatives and many friends, and a kind neighbor, very helpful in church work, being a true Christian woman. Many in town will miss her. Funeral services were held in Rumford Sunday P.M.

 

�� Horace Hanson went to Rumford Sunday to attend the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Hannah Hanson.

 

Ida Akers Hanson, 1856-1927 (From the Rumford Falls Times, September 24, 1927)

 

�� Funeral services Mrs. Ida Hanson, wife of Horace Hanson, who passed away in Augusta Friday [Sept. 15, 1927] were held in the Congregational Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. James Renfrew, pastor of the Church officiated.

 

�� Mrs. Hanson [daughter of John and Nancy Akers] is survived by her husband and two sons, Herman A. and Burton F. Hanson of Rumford, also a brother and sister, Bimsley Akers and Mrs. Rebecca Smith of Andover.

 

�� The services were in charge of Meader and Perry of Rumford, assisted by John Talbot of this town. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Margaret Hanson, Abt. 1884-1929 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, June 14, 1929)

 

�� The community was saddened by the death of Mrs. Herbert Hanson, of North Rumford, on June 8 [1929]. Mrs. Hanson was a former resident of East Andover. The body was taken to Perth, N. B. for burial. She is survived by her husband and eight children.

Marjorie M. (Thurston) Hanson, 1888 - 1962 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper.

   ANDOVER - Mrs. Marjorie M. Hanson, 74, died Tuesday [December 18, 1962] at the Rumford Community Hospital where she had been a patient two days. A resident here over 20 years, she lived on Main Street.

  Born July 7, 1888, at North Rumford, she was the daughter of Y. A. and Adelia Littlehale Thurston.  She taught grade school at Rumford and Andover for 25 years and was retired the past eight years. Mrs. Hanson was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and the Ladies Aid of the church; Lone Mountain Grange and the Friday Club.

  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Morton Jr. of this town; a brother, C. E. Thurston of Springfield, Mass., and a granddaughter.

Died At Rumford, Dec. 18, Mrs. Marjorie M. Hanson, aged 74. Services at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Nathaniel Pearson officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends invited to call at Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, Wednesday evening after 7 o’clock.

Walter L. Hanson, 1855-1930 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, June 13, 1930)

�� Walter L. Hanson died at his home on the Roxbury Road, Mexico, at 5 o’clock Monday afternoon. Mr. Hanson had been in poor health for several years but had been able to attend to his grocery business until within the past few months.

�� He was the second son of Lorenzo D. and Hannah H. Hanson of Andover, where he was born on March 1, 1855. He attended the public schools of that town, later going to Lawrence, Mass., where he was employed as an express manager for many years.

�� While in Lawrence he married Della A. Akers, of Andover, later returning to that place where he lived a few years until the death of his only daughter, Ina.

�� He is survived by one son, Irving Hanson, of Plattsburg, Texas; a brother, Horace Hanson, of Andover; three sisters, Mrs. Abbie Wentworth, of Nashua, N.H., Mrs. Emma Rolfe and Mrs. Ardelle Allen, of rumford; and the following nephews: H.W. Hanson, B.F. Hanso, and H.C. Rolfe, of Rumford; Claude Rolfe, of Mexico; Walter Rolfe, of Massachusetts and Gerald Wentworth, of Nashua, N.H., the following grandchildren, Merton Bessey, of Reading, Wilma Bessey, of Rumford, Thelma and Murial Bessey, of Mexico; one great grandchild, Adelia Bessey, of Reading. Funeral services were at Voter’s undertaking parlors Wednesday at 2:00 o’clock. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Hazel Lucille (Holman) Hardy, 1915 – 2000 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, March 4, 2000)

AUGUSTA – Hazel Lucille Hardy, 85, died Thursday, March 2 [2000] at Maine General Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, Gray Birch Drive.

�� She was born to Harold and Agnes (Harlow) Holman in Andover on Feb. 1, 1915.

She attended school in Andover and graduated from Rumford High School in 1932. She married Douglas W. Hardy on Dec. 14, 1935. She worked a number of years for the State of Maine, first in the Unemployment Division and later with the Department of Human Services until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, fishing, hunting and relaxing at their summer cottage on Long Pond in Belgrade.

Survivors include her husband of Belgrade, presently residing at Maine General Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, Graybirch; her sons, Spencer H. and his wife, Barbetta of Westbrook and Malcolm D. and his wife, Frances of Greene; two brothers, Clayton and Elwood Holman; three sisters, Sylvia Gordon, Barbara Kendall and Joyce Pepin; five grandchildren, Thomas, Joshua, Andrew and Kimble Hardy and Karin Kelley; one stepgrandchild, Aaron Stasulis; and one great-grandchild, Kasey Kelley.

Betsey Hastings, Abt. 1845-1925 (From the Rumford Falls Times, August 8, 1925)

 

�� Mrs. Betsey Hastings, widow of the late Timothy Hastings, passed away Friday morning [July 31, 1925] at her home after several weeks of ill health. She was born in Grafton, ME, 81 years ago, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Townsend) Smith. She has lived in Andover for many years where Mr. Hastings was engaged in the blacksmithing business.

 

�� A daughter, Rena, died when about 18 years of age and her husband died about 12 years ago. Surviving is a brother, Owen Smith, of Mexico, and a niece, Mrs. Henry Learned of North Newry.

 

�� The funeral took place at the home Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. C. W. Robinson officiated. Interment was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Timothy Hastings, Abt. 1846-1913 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 26, 1913)

 

�� Timothy Hastings died suddenly Sunday morning, April 20 [1913], at his home on Main Street. Although very ill through the winter, a wonderful change for the better was evident to all his friends, who were congratulating him on his enjoying the summer out of doors, but apparently the disease was too deeply rooted for a permanent cure.

 

�� We are sorry to lose Mr. Hastings from our midst, being one of our best neighbors, kind and courteous to all. Surely he is a loss to his faithful wife [Betsey] who has cared for him constantly for many months, and to the community. His age was sixty-seven. Funeral services were held at his late home, conducted by Rev. T.D. Preston. A large number of neighbors and friends were present. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.

 

H.H. Hastings and other relatives from Bethel and Newry attended his funeral.

Freeman R. Hayden, 1926 - 2000  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  EAST ANDOVER - Freeman R. "Freemie" Hayden, Jr., 74, of East Andover, died Monday, Nov. 27, [2000] at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Mexico, Maine on October 14, 1926, the son of Freeman R. Hayden Sr. and Eva (Morrison) Hayden, attending Rumford and Mexico schools, graduating from Mexico High School in 1945.

   He worked for Oxford Paper Company during his senior year of high school, and continued there until 1948, including a brief time he served with the US Navy during WW II. From 1948-1951, he worked at the Times Square Garage in Rumford. In 1951, he moved to California and worked as a Parts Manager for Pacific Manufacturing & Engineering for ten years. In 1961, he and his children returned to the Mexico area. Freeman worked for Oscar Taylor as sales manager from 1961 until 1976. At this time Freeman purchased Taylor Buick and operated this business until his retirement in 1987.

 In the past he was an active member of the Rumford Community Center, several auto dealer associations, and has been a member of the Greater Rumford Rotary Club since 1969, serving as its President from 1981-1982, and was elected outstanding Rotarian of the year in 1984. His hobbies included woodworking, auto repair, and remodeling his home and camp. He spent summers at Worthley Pond in Peru and winters in East Andover. Freeman enjoyed watching the deer and birds, and working in his shop.

  He was married by the Rev. Carl Kingsbury to Barbara Farrington Richardson on June 4, 1977 in Rumford Point, who survives of East Andover. Other survivors include his mother, Mrs Eva Hayden of Mexico, Me.; his children, Freeman Russell Hayden and his wife Susan of Ozark, Alabama, daughter Kippy Robertson & husband Edward of Edgecomb, daughter Kathy McMillan & husband Donald of Diamond Bar, California; son Brett and wife Robyn of Irvine, California, daughter Carrie Warren & husband George of Edgecomb, daughter Valery Curtis and husband Christopher of Wiscasset; step-children, Joan Richardson of Perkinsville, Vt, Lester Richardson and wife Patty of Andover, Kathy Richardson of Andover and Derwin Childs and wife Bonnie of New Gloucester; five grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five sisters, Edda Carver and husband Harold of Vilano Beach, Fla., Marily Kneller and husband Dr. Leighton Kneller of Stuart, Fla., Georgie Young and husband Stewart of Mexico, Maryann Brown and husband John of Morganton, Georgia, and Darlene Hayden of Marston Mills, Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.

  He was predeceased by his father, Freeman Hayden, Sr., a stepson, Johnny Richardson, Jr., and a step-granddaughter, Haley Rae Richardson.

Ella E. (Learned) Hazelton, 1915-2005(Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, February 9, 2005)

 

�� SOUTH PARIS - Ella E. Hazelton, 89, of Norway, died peacefully on Feb. 7 at Market Square Health Care Center.

�� Born in Andover, Feb. 19, 1915, the daughter of Frank and Etta Learned, she was a 1933 graduate of Andover High School.

�� She was employed for many years in the local shoe industries.

�� The best years of her life were spent camping with her late husband, Jason Hazelton.

�� Survivors include her daughter, Janice and husband, Jeff Stevens, of Grafton, N.H.; a son, Stephen and wife, Trudie Hazelton, of Oxford; eight grandchildren, Lisha Evans of Newberry, N.H., Debbie Cattabriga of Grantham, N.H., Julie Limauro of Virginia Beach, Va., Petty Officer Second Class Shane Evans of Virginia Beach, Va., Shannon Bender of Enfield, N.H., Samantha Evans of Canaan, N
.H., John Evans of Claremont, N.H., and Lynne Hazelton of Oxford; and five great-grandchildren.

Olive (Akers) Head, 1903 - 1996   (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  NORWAY - Olive I. Akers Head, 92, of West Bethel, widow of Paul B. Head, died Sunday, March 24 [1996] at Stephens Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for the past several weeks.

  Mrs. Head was born in Andover, August 23, 1903, the daughter of the late Lewis C. and Annie (Andrews) Akers. She attended the Andover schools, and graduated from Andover High School in 1920, and graduated from Gorham Normal School in 1922. She began her teaching career in Woods Hole, Mass., returning to teach in Rumford, and from 1926 until 1931 she taught at the two-room school in West Bethel.

  In West Bethel she met and married her husband in 1930. While raising her family, she served as an assistant postmaster in West Bethel for many years, and in 1947 assumed a more active role in the daily operation of the family owned business, Head's Store in West Bethel.

  Mrs. Head was a long-time member of the West Bethel Union Church, and Pleasant Valley Grange, W. Bethel. She also held active memberships in Pomona Grange, the American Legion Auxiliary the Veterans of World War I, Auxiliary, all of Bethel, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the University of Maine Alumni Association.

  She is survived by a daughter, Mary H. Butler, her husband Howard of Union; three sons, John B. and his wife, Fumi of Bethel, Arthur L. and his wife Sheila of W. Bethel, and David A. and his wife Frances of W. Bethel; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

  She was predeceased by her husband, Paul; a sister, Effie Merrill; and five brothers, Webster, Guy, Victor, George and John Akers.
 

Annie J. (Hewey) Heard, 1861 - 1951 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  NORWAY - Mrs. Annie J. Heard, 90, died Sunday evening [no date given] at the McKeen Nursing Home where she had been a patient for several weeks. She had been in ill health for a year and a half. She was the widow of Frank H. Heard, who died in 1936.

  She was born Aug. 12, 1861, at New Orleans, La., the daughter of John and Lucretia [Merrill] Hewey. She moved to Norway from Andover 55 years ago. She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church.

  Survivors include a nephew, Herbert Thomas, Norway, and two nieces, Mrs. Eola Goodwin of Norway and Mrs. Gertrude Smith, Andover.
 

William F. Helm, 1910 – 2005 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, June 22, 2005)

BELFAST – William F. Helm, 94, died on June 16, 2005 at Harbor Hill Nursing Facility in Belfast after a short illness.

He was born in New Britain, Ct on September 0, 1910, the son of William and Rose (Kunzelman) Helm.He graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1929, and attended Connecticut State Teachers College.

He started his working career with electronic accounting machines and their successors the mainframe computer, for various employers, from 1939 to his retirement from Diamond International Paper Company in 1975.He spent his retirement with his wife, Alice, in Andover before moving to Belfast in 1987.

He was a lifelong member of Blazing Star Masonic Lodge #30 F&AM; member of the Mount Zircon Chapter 142 O.E.S, Rumford and was Grand Escort, Grand Chapter O.E.S., State of Maine in 1983.

He is survived by two sons, William Frank Helm, Jr. of Afton, Wyoming, and Bernard L. Helm of Rocky Mount, NC; Seven grandchildren, Valerie Flynn, Karen Gallagher, Gretchen Walton, William F. Helm III, Joshua D. Helm, Andria L. Helm and Damariscotta L. Helm, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife, Alice Helm, in October 29, 2002.

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 95 High Street, Belfast, at a later date and time to be announced.

Alma (Grover) Hewey, 1900 - 1994  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Mrs. Alma G. Hewey, 93, died Monday [March 7, 1994] at the Rumford Community Hospital where she had been a patient the past week.

  She had resided at Elderwood Manor in Andover and had lived in the area most of her life.

  She was born in Andover, Maine, on May 19,1900, and was the daughter of Ronello and Lettie (Marston) Grover. She had attended Andover schools and graduated from Monmouth Academy in the Class of 1918. For some time she was a telephone operator for McAllister’s.

 She had attended the Andover First Congregational Church and was a choir member for several years. She also had been active in the ladies aid of the church.

  She was married in Andover on April 28, 1923, to Ralph K. Hewey, who died in Rumford on Sept. 30, 1974.

  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Louise Powell of Rumford. She was predeceased by a daughter, Janet Hewey who died in 1964.
 

Elsie Pearl (Flint) Hewey, 1906 - 1994  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Elsie Pearl (Flint) Hewey, 87, died on Sunday, Jan. 2, 1994, at Regency of Tacoma, Wash., where she had been a resident for two months.

  She was born in Newry on Nov. 11, 1906, the daughter of Marnette B. (Littlehale) and P. Perley Flint.

  She was educated at a one-room school in Newry, and attended Gould Academy for her high school years, graduating in 1924. She later attended both Grays Business School and Beauty Culture Schools in Portland.

  She was married to Theodore H. Hewey on July 16, 1928 and was widowed on May 17,1973.

  Growing up she spent winters in Newry and Bethel and summers at Bosebuck Camps, which her parents owned and operated on Aziscoos Lake, where she met and married her husband and had two daughters.

  In 1936, they moved to Wilsons Mills so the girls could attend school. They moved again in 1942 to Cape Elizabeth, where they lived for 28 years.

  She was a member of Eastern Star for several years.

  After her husband's death in 1973, she spent her winters in Florida and summers visiting her daughters, Polly Ann in Andover and later Spanaway, Wash., and Jo Ann in Broomfield, Colo.

  She is survived by her sister, Marguerite Quinn of Norway; her daughter, Polly Ann and son-in-law, Richard Johnston of Spanaway, Wash.; her daughter Jo Ann and son-in-law, Wilbur Berry of Broomfield; Colo.; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
 

Janet K. Hewey, 1942 - 1964 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  FORMER ANDOVER RESIDENT KILLED IN AUTO CRASH IN MICHIGAN

ANDOVER - Miss Janet K. Hewey, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hewey, Pleasant Street, was killed, early Sunday morning [July 26, 1964] in an automobile accident at Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she had resided for the last four months.

  Miss Hewey was born June 21, 1942, in Rumford, the daughter of Ralph and Alma Grover Hewey. She was a graduate of Andover High School in 1960, of national School of Aeronautics, Kansas City; and of IBM Plus School, Portland. For the last four months, she had been employed at Barton Hills Country Club, Ann Arbor.

  DIED - At Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 26 [1964], Miss Janet K. Hewey aged 22. Time and place of services to be announced later. Arrangement under the direction of Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford.
 

John F. Hewey, 1841 - 1917 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  The funeral for John F. Hewey was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles F. Cummings in Mexico, Saturday, April 7 [1917] at eleven A. M.

  The G. A. R. men were in attendance, having the funeral in charge. Mr. Baltzer, pastor of the Congregational Church, was the officiating clergyman.

  Mr. Hewey had been in feeble condition for several years, suffering with a spinal trouble, although able to be about until a month ago when he began to fail. It was thought advisable to try a treatment at McCarty’s Hospital and it was here that he passed away Thursday, April 5 [1917].

  He was 75 years old and had spent most of his life on his farm in Andover, Me. He had made his home for the past five winters with his daughter, going every spring to his own farm in Andover.

  His wife, who was Katie Newton of Rumford Point, passed away seventeen years ago. He also lost an only son, Dwight, eighteen years ago.

  He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served as a private in the 17th Maine Reg. Volunteer, Co. K.

  He was a member of Cabot Lodge, K. of P., Lone Mountain Grange and G. A. R. and leaves two brothers, three sisters, one daughter, and four grandchildren.

  The body was placed in a receiving tomb and later will be placed in the family lot at Andover, Me.
 

John K. Hewey, 1873-1927 (From the Rumford Falls Times, July 2, 1927)

 

�� Funeral services for John K. Hewey were held at the home on Pine Street Sunday afternoon. Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. James Renfrow officiated. Mr. Hewey was born in Andover nearly 52 years ago, son of Luther Merrill and Arvilla Cutting Hewey. He was a manager of a hunting camp at Parmachenee Lake for several years, and later operated a passenger boat on Aziscohos Lake. For the past two years he has been in ill health.

 

�� Surviving are his wife [Martha Porter], a daughter, Mrs. Edward McNeal, two sons, Ralph Hewey and Theodore Hewey, Andover, and two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Neal D. Bodwell and Mrs. William Smith and Ora Hewey, all of Andover.

Luther Merrill Hewey, 1844 - 1924 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Mr. Luther Merrill Hewey, a prominent citizen of Andover, was found dead at his home on Main street late Thursday afternoon [January 24, 1924].

  Mrs. Ray Thurston and son, with Mr. Sylvanus DeLong, neighbors, entered his home and found him fully dressed and apparently ready to go to the village. He had been dead several hours. Mr. Hewey was 80 years of age and since the death of his wife in 1918 had lived alone. He had served the town as its treasurer for 25 years and Tax Collector 6 years. In his younger days he was engaged in the freight business which he had carried on for twenty years.

  He was a member of Cabot Lodge, K. of P., also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Rumford. He will be much missed in town where he has lived his long life. He is survived by two sons, John K and Ira F. [S/b Ora F.] of this town, and two daughters, Mrs. William Smith and Mrs. Neal Bodwell of Andover, also three sisters, Mrs. Frank Hurd of Norway and Mrs. Albert Thomas and Mrs. Frank Thomas of Andover.

  Funeral services took place at the Congregational Church Sunday afternoon and were largely attended. Rev. Allen Brown of Rumford conducted the services. There was a profusion of beautiful floral tributes. Cabot Lodge, K. of P., attended in a body and performed their impressive service. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 

Martha Ellen (Porter) Hewey, 1874 - 1942 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Mrs. Martha Ellen Hewey, widow of John K. Hewey, died Friday forenoon [November 13, 1942] at the Community hospital, Rumford, after a few days illness of heart trouble and other complications. She was taken ill Tuesday and was carried to the hospital Wednesday of last week.

  Born in Andover, June 5, 1874, she was the daughter of John and Mary Wyman Porter.

  Surviving are two sons, Ralph of Andover, Theodore Hewey of South Portland; one daughter, Mrs. Mary MacNeill, Andover; and five grandchildren, Louise and Janet K. Hewey, Mary Agnes MacNeill of Andover, and Joan and Pollyann Hewey of South Portland; a brother, Frank Porter, Andover.

  Her Husband died in 1927.

  Funeral services, which were largely attended, were held at the First Congregational church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Linwood Potter officiated. The bearers were I. E. Mills, F. H. Newton, Waldo Merrill and Philip Learned.

  Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn cemetery.
 

Ralph K. Hewey, 1897 - 1974  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

ANDOVER - Ralph K. Hewey, 76, died Monday [no date given] at Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient one week. He resided in Andover and had been a resident of that area all his life.

He was born Dec. 4, 1897 in Andover, the son of John and Martha Porter Hewey. He attended Andover, Brunswick and Sherbrooke, Can. Schools. He had attended Andover Congregational Church. He was a spool finisher at Stowell Spool Co. in Andover and at the Stowell Silk Spool Co. Bryant Pond for many years until in retirement, April 7, 1967. He was married in Andover April 28, 1923 to Alma Louise Grover, who survives.

Other survivors besides his widow of Andover is a daughter, Mrs. Louise Powell, Rumford.
 

Robert Hewey 1855 - 1917 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Robert Hewey, age 61, died at his home Thursday night Nov. 8 [1917]. The funeral services were held at the Congregational church Sunday Nov. 11, conducted by Rev. Mr. Burgh and the Knights of Pythias. The flowers were many and beautiful. He is survived by a wife [Cora], two daughters, Mrs. Jack Burgess and Mrs. Archie Goodwin of Norway, one brother and three sisters.
 

Sarah E. (Pulsifer) Hewey, Abt 1846 - 1918 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, April 4, 1918)

  Mrs. Sarah E. Hewey, wife of [Luther] Merrill Hewey, passed away Friday evening [March 27, 1918] after a brief illness of pneumonia.  She was 71 years 6 months old and is survived by her husband [and] three children by a former marriage: Miss H. L. Pulsifer of Boston, Mrs. G. T. Spence of Lowell, Mass., and Bert Pulsifer of Minot; a sister, Mrs. Freeland Knight of Yarmouthville, Me.; and four step grandchildren of Andover.  Mrs. Hewey was a woman of fine character and much beloved by friends and neighbors.  The funeral was held at the Congregational Church Sunday morning.  Rev. Mr. Atwood officiated.  The many beautiful flowers banked about the casket showed the esteem in which the deceased was held.  The body was placed in a tomb in Rumford and will be interred in the family lot in Milton later.  Those who attended the funeral from out of town were Mr. & Mrs. Freeland Knight of Yarmouthville, Me., Mrs. G. T. Spence and daughter from Lowell, Mass., Miss. H. L. Pulsifer of Boston, and Bert Pulsifer of Minot.

  Bearers were H. L. Poor, C. T. Poor, H.D. Hanson and J. T. Caldwell.
 

Beryl C. (Campbell) Hilton, Abt. 1904 - 1991  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

PROMINENT IN YORK BEACH AFFAIRS

YORK BEACH - Beryl C. Hilton, 87, of Norwood Avenue died Thursday [March 7, 1991] at the harbor home after a long illness.

She was born in Andover, Me., a daughter of Herbert and Gertrude Bragg Campbell, and lived in York Beach for 49 years. Mrs. Hilton worked as a sales clerk in many department stores for several years.

She was a member of the  York Beach Congregational Church, the Ladies Aid and Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary in Cape Neddick, the Open Door Club in Ogunquit, the Merrymakers of York and York Senior Citizens. She was a past president of the PTA of York Beach.

Her husband, Lindon Robert Hilton, died in 1978. A son, Lindon E. Hilton, died in1989.

She is survived by two sons, Dale H. Hilton of North Berwick and Russell Hilton of  Moore, Okla.; two daughters, Iris Weare of Cape Neddick and Kay York of Glenside, Pa; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lucas and Eaton Funeral Home, York, with the Rev. George Frobig officiating. Spring burial will be in the First Parish Cemetery, York.

Edna (Roberts) Hilton, 1927-2008 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, January 25, 2008)

BOSTON - Edna R. Hilton, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Formerly of Andover, she resided on Remicks Lane, Kittery.

She was born in Andover on Oct. 4, 1927, a daughter of Henry and Viola (Cole) Roberts and graduated from Andover High School, Class of 1946.

She had been employed as a chef for the Kittery school department for more than 20 years, until retirement. She was an avid beano player and she enjoyed life and lived life. She was well thought of and was a friend to all who knew her.

She was married in Andover on Feb. 3, 1947 to Lindon E. Hilton, who died in 1989.

Survivors include sons, Russell "Dusty" Hilton and wife, Ruth, of Andover and Lance Hilton of Kittery; grandchildren, Joscelyne Hilton of Andover and Jason Hilton of Kittery; great-grandchildren, Jacob Hilton of Kittery and Emily Silva of Andover; a brother, Kenneth Roberts and wife, Margaret, of Rumford; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Rodney Hilton; a daughter, Melody Ann Hilton; and three sisters, Grace Simmons, Agnes Porter and Ismay Meecham.

Lindon E. Hilton, 1919 - 1989  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

Lindon E. Hilton, 69, of Kittery, husband of Edna Roberts Hilton, died February 24, 1989, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, in New Hampshire.

He was born in Hanover, Nov. 3, 1919, the son of Lindon R. Hilton and Beryl Campbell Hilton. He graduated from Andover High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Mr. Hilton had worked an as electronics mechanic at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard before retiring in 1981. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Kittery.

Survivors include his mother of York Beach; his wife of Kittery; two sons, Russell Hilton and Lance Hilton, both of Kittery, two brothers, Russell Hilton of Moore, Okla.; and Dale Hilton of North Berwick; two sisters, Iris Weare of Cape Neddick, and Kay York of Glenside, Pa.; and two grandchildren.
 

James G. Hines, 1908 - 1984  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

James G. Hines died Monday, Oct. 8, 1984, at the Market Square Health  Facility in South Paris, where ha had resided since June 28 of this year. He had resided most of his life in the East Andover area prior to moving to the Harris Apartments in Rumford in July of 1979.

He was born Dec. 4, 1908 at Lantz, N.S., son of Ellsworth and Stella Manley Hines. He was a longtime woodsman in the Andover area where he had worked most of his life. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had served during World War II. He had attended the South Andover Calvary Congregational Church. He was married in Andover, Oct. 3, 1931, to Minnie Pearl White, who survives of Rumford.

Other survivors include two sons, James B. of Rumford and Robert N. of Bridgewater, Mass.; two brothers, John of Truro, N.S., and George of Elmsdale, N.S.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Oldfield of Cohasset, Mass.; four grandchildren and two step-granddaughters.

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 11, at Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Rumford.
 

Minnie P. (White) Hines, 1914 - 1994  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  LEWISTON - Minnie Pearl Hines, 80, died Friday [October 28, 1994] at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

  Mrs. Hines had resided at the Harris Apartments on Hartford Street, Rumford, since 1979. She was formerly of East Andover where she had lived most other life.

  She was born in Nova Scotia, Jan. 15, 1914, and was the daughter of Melvin and Hattie (Isenor) White. She attended schools in Andover and had attended the Calvary Congregational Church in South Andover.

  She was married in Andover on Oct. 17, 1931, to the late James G. Hines, who died in South Paris on Oct. 8, 1984.

  She is survived by two sons, James B. Hines of Rumford and Robert N. Hines of Taunton, Mass.; two brothers, Lester White of East Andover and Norman White of Andover; one sister, Mrs. Charlotte Sennett of North Rumford; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Gardner Hodgdon, 1895-1908 (From the Rumford Falls Times, July 4, 1908)

 

�� Gardner, the son of March Hodgdon, died on Thursday afternoon [June 25, 1908] having been sick for about a week. His age was 13 years. He was a bright scholar who attended the grammar school in the village. His parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sudden bereavement. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Derrick.

 

Charles W. Hodgman, 1828-1908 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 8, 1908)

 

�� Chas. Hodgman died at the home of Mr. Holman, South Andover, Tuesday afternoon [January 29, 1908]. He was a bachelor and one of his hobbies was to collect relics. The funeral was held Thursday. Mr. Hodgman was 79 years old. 

 

Arvilla Hodgkins, Abt. 1850-1925 (From the Rumford Falls Times, June 2, 1925)

 

�� Mrs. Villa Hodgkins, wife of Elliott Hodgkins, passed away suddenly Thursday afternoon [June 18, 1925] after two days of illness of heart trouble. Mrs. Hodgkins was 75 years of age and is survived by her husband, and one daughter, Mrs. Lucian Akers of this town, and one sister, Mrs. J.F. Shaw of Auburn, three grandchildren, Mrs. Ellery Merrill of Rumford Point, Mrs. Walter Akers of Readfield and Mrs. Laurence Parsons of Andover.

Miss Allyson Hodsdon, 1946 - 1963 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Miss Alyson R. Hodsdon, 17, Main Street, died Friday [May 31, 1963] at Rumford Community Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks.

  She was born in Rumford, Sept. 6, 1946, daughter of Keith H. and Virginia Merrill Hodsdon. She came to this community four years ago from Vienna. She was a member of the junior class at Andover High School and Lone Mountain Grange.

  She leaves her parents, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Merrill, her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hodsdon, a sister, Brenda, and two brothers, Joel and Jeffrey, all of Andover.

  DIED - At Rumford, May 31, Allyson R. Hodsdon, aged 17. Services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Andover Congregational Church, Rev, Nathaniel Pearson officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.  

Edgar F. Hodsdon, 1868 - 1946 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Funeral services for Edgar F. Hodsdon which were largely attended were held at the First Congregational Church Thursday afternoon [date of death was September 3, 1946]. Rev. Linwood C. Potter officiated. Cabot Lodge, K. of P., of which he was a member, attended in a body and held a service at the grave. The bearers were Waldo Merrill, Merton Fox, Philip Learned, Louis Hall. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

�� He was born in Byron July 10, 1886, the son of Jacob and Lydia Merrill Hodsdon.

�� He leaves his wife, who was Lula Della Noyes; four sons, Harold of Andover, Mearle of Los Angles, California, Guy of Carmel, and Irving of Mexico; one daughter, Mrs. Nahum Meisner , of Andover; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

  Those attending from away were Mr. And Mrs. Alliston Meisner, Shirley Meisner, Lynnfield, Mass.; Guy Hodsdon and son Howard, Carmel; Irving Hodsdon, Mexico; Mr. And Mrs. A. L. Croteau, Hanover, Stores were closed during the funeral.

Joel H. Hodsdon, 1951-2009(Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, May 5, 2009)

EAST ANDOVER - Joel H. Hodsdon, 57, died accidentally on April 1, at his home in East Andover.

�� He was born in Rumford, on Sept. 6, 1951, the son of Virginia (Merrill) and Keith Hodsdon. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1970, and excelled in their ski program. He was a master craftsman as indicated by the log homes he built; starting from the tree, and he restored many homes in the Greenville area.

�� He owned and ran Tim Pond Sporting Camps in Eustis and later was the caretaker of Chairback Mountain Camps in Greenville. He restored the Octagon Library at Chairback and was very proud of the outcome.

�� He coached skiing at Sunday River, Squaw Mountain and Shawnee Peak. He returned to the Bethel area as a self-employed contractor. He later became involved in the Gould Academy ski program as a coach and mentored and encouraged every child to become all they could be. He accompanied the Gould Ski team to France as a coach.

�� He was an avid outdoorsman and a Registered Maine Guide, who loved being in the woods, hunting and fishing; as well as a musician, a sportsman, and a friend. He was loved by many and will be sadly missed by many friends across the state form Stratton, Greenville, Brownville, and the Bethel area. He was always happy to share his knowledge with others and to share hunting and fishing stories.

�� He is survived by his mother, Virginia Justard and her husband, Gordon, of Rumford; his father, Keith Hodsdon and wife, Norma, of Dover-Foxcroft; daughters, Jennifer Rivers and her husband, Louis, of Attleboro, Mass., and Erica White and her husband, Barry, of Freeport; a son, Tyler Hodsdon of Bryant Pond; grandchildren, Taylor and Colby White, and Emily Rivers; a sister, Brenda Giles and her husband, Robert, of Morristown, Fla.; two brothers, Jeffrey Hodsdon and his wife, Rachel of Wilton and Tim Hodsdon of Denver, Colo.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a sister, Allyson R. Hodsdon in 1963.

 

Kate (Rand) Hodsdon, 1885 - 1940 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  The death of Mrs. Kate Hodsdon, widow of Marchant Hodsdon, Andover, occurred Sunday [October 6, 1940] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Thomas, Roxbury, where she had been staying the past six weeks.

  Mrs. Hodsdon was born in Andover, April 19, 1855, the daughter of Nahum and Dolly Bristol Rand. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Hodsdon had lived in Lewiston with another daughter, Mrs. Mary Kirk, until six weeks ago, she came to Roxbury. She was a member of the Auburn Grange.

  Other survivors include a third daughter, Sadie Hall, Rumford; two sons, Walter Rand, Milan, N. H., and Luther Hodsdon, Turner; a brother, Samuel Rand, Andover; 20 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

 Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church, Andover, Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. W. Merchant, Mexico, and Rev. George W. M. Keyes officiated.

  Pall bearers were George and James Sennett, Clyde Thomas and Mr. Kirk, grandchildren of the deceased. There was a large attendance. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 

Lula D. Hodsdon, 1873 - 1951  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

ANDOVER - Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the First Congregational Church for Mrs. Lula D. Hodsdon, 47 [probably should be 77], widow of Edgar F. Hodsdon.

Rev. C. C. Salisbury officiated.

Bearers were Waldo Merrill, Ira Bodwell, Arthur Whitten Sr., and Avard Spidell. Interment was at Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.

Attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hodsdon and son, Louis, Carmel; Mrs. Harold Dunton, Kenduskeag; Irving Hodsdon and son, Harold, Bronx, N. Y.; Alliston Meisner, Lynnfield Center, Mass; Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Meisner, West Peabody, Mass; Mrs. Charles Abbott, Mrs. Robert Shields, James and Marietta Shields, Rumford; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Croteau, Hanover.
 

Millie F. (Newton) Hodsdon, 1905 - 1978 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Mrs. Millie F. Hodsdon died unexpectedly Friday, March 24, 1978, at her residence on Newton Street in Andover. She had lived in the area most of her life.

  She was born Nov. 21, 1905 in Andover, the daughter of Frank and May Field Newton. She had attended the Andover Congregational Church and was a member of the Ladies Aid of the church. She graduated from Andover High School and Mrs. Neil's School of Teaching in Boston, Mass. She was married in Andover in June of 1926 to Harold J. Hodsdon, who survives, of Andover.

   Other survivors are two sons, Keith H. of Fryeburg and Ray P. of North Scituate, R. I.; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

   Rev. David Wuori officiated at funeral services on Monday at the Andover Congregational Church. Spring interment will be in Woodlawn, Cemetery, Andover.



Helen (Poor) Hoffman, Abt. 1837-1917 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 8, 1917)

 

�� Mrs. Helen Hoffman passed away at her home in Denver, Colo. Feb. 27 [1917] at the age of 80 years. She was the daughter of Elbridge and Susan Poor of Andover and had lived in the west for several years. She is survived by two sons and two brothers, Alfred Poor of Kansas City and Henry L. Poor of this town.

 

Hannah (Stanwood) Holbrook, 1849-1930 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, November 6, 1930)

 

�� The funeral of Mrs. Hannah Holbrook, whose death occurred suddenly at her home in Andover on Wednesday morning of last week [October 29, 1930], was held Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock from her late residence, the Rev. Mr. Keyes officiating. Many friends and relatives attended the service.

 

�� The body was taken to Haverhill, Mass., where Mrs. Holbrook had resided for man years and burial was made in the lot beside her husband, Frank E. Holbrook, whose death occurred some years ago.

 

�� Among those attending the services were two sons, Harry and Frank Holbrook and wife, of Haverhill, Mass., two sisters, Mrs. G. Allen Howe and Mrs. Frank E. Roberts, Brunswick; Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Cole and Joseph Withington, of Buckfield.

 

�� Serving as pall bearers were Frank and Harry Holbrook, and four nephews, Frank Stanwood, Dixfield; Dr. Harold W. Stanwood, Rumford, and Joseph Withington and A. T. Cole, Buckfield. The two sons, Harry and Frank Holbrook and Mrs. Frank Holbrook accompanied the body to Haverhill, Mass.

 

Clayton B. Holman, 1916-2004(Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, March 24, 2004)

�� GREEN RIVER, Wyo. - Clayton B. Holman, 87, of Green River, died Sunday, March 21, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, Rock Springs.

�� Born in Andover, Sept. 5, 1916, the son of Harold Holman Sr. and Agnes Harlow Holman, he graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford.

�� On June 8, 1958, he married Sylvia Wood in Wilton. He was employed as a millwright, until his retirement in 1980.

�� Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Holman of Green River; daughters, June H. Hoar and husband, William of Farmington and Lori A. Paisley of Green River; son, Brent Holman of Green River; sisters, Barbara Kendall of Brunswick, Joyce Pepin of Newport and Sylvia Gordon of Auburn; grandchildren, Duane Trask of North Jay, Sara Behr of Winthrop, Katie Trask of Bangor, Amanda Trask of North Jay and Aaron C.F. Moran and Micah Paisley of Green River; and great-grandchildren, Deaken Trask and Bryson Bailey of North Jay.

�� He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Hazel Hardy; and brothers, Kenneth Holman, Harold Jr., Elwood and Lauren.

 

William Holman, 1854-1917 (From the Rumford Falls Times, October 20, 1917)

 

�� The sudden death of William Holman of South Andover occurred Thursday, Oct. 17 [1917]. Mr. Holman had gone to East Andover for a brief visit with his daughter, Mrs. Harry Merrill, when he was struck with pneumonia and was ill but two days. Funeral services were Saturday PM.

 

Adelaide (Proctor) Holt, 1873-1927 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 22, 1927)

 

�� Word was received Thursday night of last week by Mrs. Frank Bean and Mrs. Mae Fisher of Mexico of the death of their sister, Mrs. Adelaide Holt of Andover who died following an operation at the Baptist Hospital, Boston.

��

�� Mrs. Holt, the wife of Llewellyn Holt of Andover, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Proctor of Mexico. The body was brought home Saturday and the funeral was from the home in Andover Sunday.

Freeman C. Holt, 1905 - 1988  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

RUMFORD - Freeman C. Holt, 82, died Tuesday [May 3, 1988] at the Rumford Community Hospital in Rumford. He had lived in the Smith Crossing section of Rumford recently and had lived in the area all his life.

He was born in Andover, Sept. 12, 1905, the son Llewellyn and Addie Proctor Holt. Mr. Holt attended local schools and was a farmer and lumberman until his retirement. He was a member of Oxford Bear Lodge Knights of Pythias.

Survivors include nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Lewis Holt, on Jan. 27, 1988.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Meader and Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, with Rev. Ronald Ashworth officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

Lewis M. Holt, 1903 - 1988  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

RUMFORD - Lewis M. Holt, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1988] at the Rumford Community Hospital after being a patient for the past several weeks. He had resided in Smith Crossing in Rumford, and had lived in the area all his life.

He was born in Andover, Jan. 24, 1903, the son of Llewellyn and Addie Proctor Holt. He was a member of the Oxford Bear Lodge 54, Knights of Pythias and the Grand Lodge of Maine, K of P. He attended local schools and had been employed by the Rumford Water District for many years. Later, Mr. Holt, along with his brother, was employed as a farmer and lumberman until his retirement.

Survivors include a brother, Freeman Holt of Rumford; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Meader and Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, with Rev. Ronald Ashworth officiating. Interment in the spring in Woodlawn  Cemetery, Andover.

Llewellyn B. Holt, 1865-1932 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, June 16, 1932)

�� Llewellyn Bean Holt died suddenly at his home in South Andover, Saturday, June 4, after a few days of ill health from heart trouble.

�� Mr. Holt was born on Holt Hill, Bethel, 67 years ago, the son of Arthur D. and Rowena Bird Holt.

�� Surviving are two sons, Freeman and Lewis Holt, who live at home, and three daughters, Mrs. Rena Bradeen, East Braintree, Mass., Mrs. Florence Perry, Rumford, and Lillian Holt, who has kept house for her father and brothers since the death of her mother in 1927. Mr. Holt was a member of Oxford Bear Lodge, Knights of Pythias, for many years.

�� Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. George Keyes, pastor of the Congregational church officiated. Burial was made in the family lot in Woodlawn cemetery.

   R. Lillian Holt, 1894 - 1981  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Miss Lillian Holt, 86, died Monday [August 3, 1981] at an Augusta hospital. She had reside in Rumford and had lived in the area most of her life.

  Born at Andover, Sept. 24, 1894, she was the daughter of Llewellyn and Addie Proctor Holt. She was a life member and past chief of Mishemokwa Temple, PS. She had attended schools at Andover.

  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Florence Perry of Mexico two brothers, Freeman and Lewis Holt, both of Rumford.

  Funeral services 1 p.m. Thursday at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin Street, Rumford, with Reverend David Wuori officiating. Interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

ALMA Y. 'MARION” (Martin) HORNE 1914-2008 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen April 17, 2008)

 

��� Mrs. Alma Y. "Marion" Horne, 93, died Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the Rumford Community Home. She was a resident of Upton Road in Andover.

 

��� Alma was born in Lowell, Mass., on Oct. 21, 1914. She was a daughter of Joseph and Auda (Larue) Martin. She attended schools in Lowell until the ninth grade. She left school and was the sole support other family during the depression.

 

�� She took a course to be a practical nurse. She worked as a nurse's aid at Medfield State Hospital before marriage. She also was employed by L.A. Donovan Company in Woburn for many years. She also worked at United Carr Fastener in Wilmington, Mass., until her retirement.

 

�� She moved to Andover, Maine in 1996 with her daughter and son-in-law. Her family always came first. She was a devoted wife, mother and cherished grandmother, having helped in raising and caring for her grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She was a great cook, loved to sew, play the piano, and enjoyed going out with her many dear friends.

 

�� She was married in Tewksbury, Mass., on June 3, 1939 to the late Chester A. Horne, who died in 1975.

 

��� Survivors include a daughter, Carol Melzar and her husband Jere L. Melzar of Andover, Maine; two grandchildren, Mark P.����� Melzar and his wife Shari (Ellis) Melzar of Norfolk, Va., and Cheryl Melzar of Hudson, N.H.; four great-grandchildren;�� and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Paul Martin and Joseph Martin; and sisters; Berthe (Betty) Drapeau, Gabrielle Simoneau and Jeannette Martin.

 

Funeral services will be private and held at the family's convenience. E-mail condolences may be expressed at

meaderfh@gwi.net.���

Archie H. Howard, 1945 - 1998  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  MEXICO - Archie H. Howard, 52, of Route 17, Mexico, died Wednesday, April 29, at his home. He had resided in the area all his life.

  He was born in Rumford, Aug. 29, 1945, the son of Floyd and Nellie (Barrett) Howard. He graduated from Andover High School with the class of 1965.

  He was also a graduate of the Waterville Police Academy with the class of 1973.

  He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a SP5.

  From 1972 to 1984 he was a police officer for the towns of Dixfield, Mexico and Rumford.

  He was a member of the Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Rumford Maine Lodge 862 B.P.O.E., former member of the Lion's Club and Webb River Sportsman Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

  Survivors include one son, Robert and his wife Lydia of Rumford; one daughter, Jessica Howard of Rumford; one grandson, Thomas Howard of Rumford; one brother, Phillip of Rumford; four sisters, Gloria Gregoire of Virginia Beach, Va, Mrs. Kenneth (Janet) Field of Andover, Sylvia Danforth of Old Orchard Beach, Brenda Howard of Kennebunk.
 

Della M. (Thurston) Howard, 1903 - 1993  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  RUMFORD - Mrs. Della M. Howard, 90, died Saturday [September 4, 1993] at her residence at 533 Hancock St. She had lived in the area most of her life.

  Born in Erroll, N.H., July 26, 1903, the daughter of Ralph and Emily Lohnes Thurston, she graduated from Andover High School in the class of 1921 and Gorham Normal School in the class of 1923. She was a member of the Mexico Congregational Church and the Ann Abbotts of the church. She was a charter member of the Mexico Mothers Craft Club and a member of the Mexico Fidelity Club. She was married to the late Fred I. Howard, who died in Portland on May 3, 1963.

  Survivors include three sons, John T. Howard of Rumford, Fred I. Howard Jr. and Ralph D. Howard, both of South Portland; one sister, Miss Ivy Thurston of Rumford; one brother, Lester Ralph Thurston of Auburn; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
 

Floyd Howard, 1912 - 1978 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

    ANDOVER - Floyd 0. Howard, 66, South Main Street, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. He had resided in Andover the past 25 years and was formerly of North Rumford.

    He was born May 30, 1912, in Mexico, the son of Will and Annie Kennard Howard. He was a member of the Oxford Paper Co. 25-Year Club. Mr. Howard had attended Mexico schools and was employed by Oxford Paper Co. in the Unloading Dept. as a forklift operator for more than 26 years until retiring. For many years he was custodian for the Andover Town Hall and was a constable for Andover. He was married in Rumford Center to Nellie Barrett who survives of  Andover.

     Also surviving are his mother of Livermore; four daughters, Mrs. Janet Field, Andover, Mrs. Gloria Guimond, Sanford, Mrs. Sylvia Drapeau, Biddeford, and Mrs. Miss Brenda  Howard, West Kennebunk; three sons, Phillip of Rumford, Archie of Dixfield and Wilfred of Livermore; and 12 grandchildren.
 

Mary A. (Glover) Howard, 1870 - 1965 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Mrs. Mary A. Howard, 94, formerly of Andover, died Thursday  [no date given] at a local hospital where she had been a patient for three days.

  She had made her home for the past 10 years with her son, Dr. Henry M. Howard, 105 Franklin St.

  Mrs. Howard was born here Dec. 6, 1870, daughter of Loren and Dorcas Goddard Glover.

  She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and the East Andover Community Club. She was the widow of Marshall A. Howard.

  Surviving besides her son are a daughter, Mrs. Guy L. Akers of Weston, Mass., six grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday from 3 Franklin St., with the Rev. Harold Yates officiating. Entombment will be in Sunnyside receiving vault with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, in the spring.
 

Nellie G. (Barrett) Howard, 1919 - 2001 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, Nov. 7, 2001)

  Biddeford - Nellie G. Howard, 82, of Andover, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at the Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. She was a resident of So. Main Street, Andover, and had lived in the area for many years.

   She was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada on Jan. 19, 1919, the daughter of Scott and Eva (Whynot) Barrett. She graduated from Andover High School with the class of 1938.

  During her high school years she worked at the Lake Wood Camps at So. Arm and later for a short time at Stowell's Wood Mill in Andover.

   Nellie loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

   She was married in Rumford Center in 1943 to the late Floyd O. Howard, who died in Lewiston on Nov. 29. 1978.

   Survivors include four daughters: Janet Field and husband, Kenneth of Andover; Gloria Gregorie and husband, Jerry of Virginia Beach, VA; Sylvia Danforth and husband, Stanley of Old Orchard; Brenda Wormwood and husband, Robert of Arundel: a son Phillip Howard and wife, Ginny of Rumford: 11 grandchildren, Diana Field-Nadeau and husband, Robert of Rumford; Linda Jodrey and husband, Duayne of Andover; Shannon Lowery and husband, Chris of Berwick; Jody Hussey and husband, Michael of Sanford; Nicole Day and husband, Darren of Saco; Jessica Charland and husband, Nathan of Saco; Keven Danforth of Old Orchard; William Wormwood of Arundel; and Robert, Jessica and Tracy Howard, all of Rumford: five great grandchildren, Hunter Nadeau, Sierra Hussey, Ty and Thomas Howard, and Dylan Guimon: and a brother, Fred Barrett and wife Mildred of Hartford.

   She was pre-deceased by a son, Archie Howard.

Mrs. Wallace Howe, 1878-1924, (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 26, 1924)

 

�� Funeral services for Mrs. Wallace [Lizzie Crocker] Howe, who passed away at her home in Rumford Tuesday evening, took place at the home of her mother, Mrs. Alice Crocker on Newton St. Saturday afternoon and were largely attended.

 

�� Rev. C.W. Robinson conducted the services. The bearers were I.E. Mills, Samuel Rand, Charles Ripley and C.A. Rand. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Howe leaves a husband, two daughters, a mother and a large circle of friends who extend much sympathy to the bereaved family.

 

Emma Hoyt, 1856-1913 (From the Rumford Falls Times, September 20, 1913)

 

�� Mrs. Emma Hoyt [widow of Philip C. Hoyt and mother of Arthur Stevens and Edwin Hoyt] passed away suddenly at her home in South Andover Saturday, September 13 [1913].

Henry Hoyt, Abt. 1886-1906, and William Bayle ??-1906 (Story from the Rumford Falls Times, April 28, 1906)

 

�� Lost His Life Trying to Save Another – Dual Drowning in Andover

 

�� While endeavoring to save the life of another river driver, Henry Hoyt of Littlefield lost his life on Sunday morning [April 22, 1906] at 10 o’clock.

 

�� Henry Hoyt, 20 years of age, the son of Neal F. Hoyt of Littlefield, and William Bayle, a P. E. I. young man were working on the logs being driven by Herbert Newton for the Thurston’s. They were just above Andover at what is known as Sawyer Notch. The water was very high and running swiftly. While Bayle was running the logs a small one turned under him and he fell into the river. Hoyt, who was nearby, never hesitated a moment, but plunged into the river to the rescue of Bayle.

 

�� James Carver, who was tending the dam, saw the accident and ran to shut the gates. He could not do this alone and summoned help. When the gates were finally closed, all ran to the rescue of Bayle and Hoyt.

 

�� It was half an hour before the bodies were recovered, five feet from each other, and an examination showed a severe wound at the base of each man’s skull. Very little water was in the lungs and it is believed that as the men fell into the water, each was struck by the logs, causing almost instant death.

 

�� The day of the fatality was the birthday of Henry Hoyt, and a sad anniversary to the parents it was.They have the sympathy of their many friends.

 

�� The funeral services were held at the home at 2 P.M. Tuesday conducted by Rev. J .L. Pinkerton. The interment was at the Rumford Centre Cemetery.

  Nellie (Learned) Hoyt), 1893 - 1965 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   ANDOVER - Mrs. Nellie H. Hoyt, 72, widow of Edwin Hoyt, died Wednesday [May 19, 1965] at a Rumford hospital.

  She was born here March 8, 1893, daughter of Simon and Louise (Morse) Learned.

  Mrs. Hoyt was a member of the Andover Congregational Church.

  Surviving are two brothers, Timothy and Chester Learned, both of this town.

 Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Andover Congregational Church with the Rev. Carl M. Kingsbury officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Philip Hoyt, 1839-1911 (From the Rumford Falls Times, July 15, 1911)

 

�� The funeral of Philip Hoyt was held at his home in South Andover Thursday afternoon, July 5 [1911]. [Date of death was July 3, 1911]

Althea (Richards) Hutchins, 1923 - 1977 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  EAST ANDOVER Mrs. Althea May Hutchins, 53, died Wednesday [July 7, 1976] at the Rumford Community Hospital where she had been a patient two weeks. She had resided in this area most of her life.

  She was born at Wiscasset, Jan. 4, 1923, daughter of Harold and Hannah Baker Richards. She attended Andover schools and for the past six years, Mrs. Hutchins had been postmaster at the East Andover Post Office. She was a former member of the Lone Mountain Grange at Andover, and a former member of the Pythian Sisters. She was married to Bernard A. Hutchins, Jan.2l, and l939, in Upton.

  She leaves her husband of East Andover; two daughters, Mrs. Gloria Donahue, Manchester, Vt., and Miss Bonnie, East Andover; three sons, Harold, Raymond and David, all of Andover; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Doggett, Brownville; three brothers, Alton Richards, Seattle, Wash., Frank Richards, Lewiston, and George Richards, Peacedate, R.I.; and seven grandchildren.

Archer E. Hutchins, 1906-1970(Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 31, 1970)

Archer E. Hutchins, 64, of Andover, died on December 21at the Cozy Inn Nursing Home, East Rumford, where he had been a patient for a month.

Mr. Hutchins, who had been a resident of Andover all his life, was born there October 29, 1906, the son of Bert B. and Rosa Hjelmquist Hutchins.

Mr. Hutchins had been employed by the Andover Wood Products Company until his retirement in 1969.

Surviving are a son, Arthur, of Andover, a daughter, Mrs. David Belanger and a brother, Henry Hutchins, both of Andover; six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Andover Congregational Church. Rev. Carl M. Kingsbury, pastor of the Rumford Point Congregational Church and former pastor of the Andover Congregational Church, officiated.

Entombment was in the Woodlawn receiving vault in Andover for burial in the spring in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Committal services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Kingsbury.

Pall bearers were Lester Farrington, Merton Perkins, Frank Dresser, William Crooker, Roger Mills, Sr., Ambro McCollough, all of Andover.
 

Basil C. Hutchins, 1912 - 1990 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Basil C. Hutchins, 78, died Tuesday [May 15, 1990] at Rumford Community Hospital. He was an East Andover resident and had lived in the area all of his life.

  Born in Andover, March 26, 1912, he was the son of Herbert and Myrtle [Dunn] Averill Hutchins. Mr. Hutchins attended Andover schools, served with the Army Medical Corps during World War II and worked as a woodsman in the area all of his life until his retirement.

  He was married Aug. 19, 1950, in Andover, to the former Dorothy Leach.

  Survivors include his wife of East Andover; five stepdaughters [s/b six], Mrs. Elizabeth Warner of Milford, NH, Mrs. Ruth Spidell and Mrs. Dorothy Anderson, both of Andover, Mrs. Edith Russell of Bow, N.H., and Mrs. Margaret Farrington of East Andover [not listed, Mrs. Josephine Meisner of Bethel]; a stepson, Robert Hall of East Andover; a brother, Bernard Hutchins of East Andover; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Avery of Kennebunkport; and many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
 

Bernard A. Hutchins, 1917 - 1991  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  EAST ANDOVER - Bernard A. Hutchins, 74, died unexpectedly Saturday [September 21, 1991] at his residence in East Andover. He had lived in the area all his life.

  Born in Andover, May 30, 1917, the son of Herbert and Myrtle Dunn Hutchins, he graduated from Andover High School. He was a veteran of World War II having served as an Army staff sergeant. Formerly he was postmaster for several years at the East Andover Post Office and had worked as a chef in several area restaurants including Madison's, Trail's End, the Balsams and most recently for D. J.'s in Rumford Point. He was a member of the National League of Postmasters. He had been married to the late Althea Richards who died in July 1976 and was presently married to Laura Yates who survives of East Andover.

  Other survivors include three sons, Harold of East Andover, Raymond of Andover and David of Monmouth; two daughters, Mrs. John (Gloria) Donahue of Jupiter, Florida and Mrs. Fred (Bonnie) Hodgkins of Rumford; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Preston (Lorene) Cobb of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one stepson, Greg Adams of Sweden; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Avery of Kennebunkport, 1? grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.

  Those who desire, please contribute to the Andover Rescue Unit, c/o Ken Dickson, Andover, ME  04216, in memory of Mr. Bernard A. Hutchins. At the family's request, there are no public calling hours, but friends are invited to attend the funeral services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, with Rev. Genevieve Haywood officiating. Interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover.
 

Bert B. Hutchins, 1878 - 1949 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

 Bert Bryant Hutchins, 70, died Friday morning [January 14, 1949] at Elsie's Nursing Home where he had been a patient for a month. He was a resident of Andover where he always made his home.

  He was born in Andover August 29, 1878, the son of George H. and Georgianna McAllister Hutchins. He married Rosa Hjelmquist, who died 28 years ago.

  Surviving are three sons, Fred B, Lewiston, Henry C and Archer E. of Andover; a brother, Fred F Hutchins, Andover, and four grandchildren.

  Mr. Hutchins had been employed for the past several years in the weighing and shipping department at Stowell Manufacturing Company, Andover. As a young man, he worked at Upper Dam, Richardson Lake.

  He was a member of Cabot Lodge No 117, Knights of Pythias.

  Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational Church, Sunday at 2 p. m. Rev. Clayton Richard, Mexico, officiated. There were services by the Knights of Pythias. Entombment was at the Woodlawn Funeral Vault for burial in the family lot in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the spring.

�� Carlton Hutchins, 1836-1906 (From the Rumford Falls Times, June 30, 1906)

 

�� Carlton Hutchins passed away Friday [June 23, 1906] A.M. about one o’clock. Mr. Hutchins had been poorly for about a year although able to get out until about two weeks ago. His son from South Paris came to stay with his father as long as he should live. Mr. Hutchins will be much missed having been a valuable citizen and of much assistance when there was a sickness.

 

�� He was the son of Hazen and Louisa P. [Abbott] Hutchins and had always lived in this town. He was 70 years old last May. He leaves a wife [Persis (Cutting) Hutchins] and five sons. Funeral services were from the M. E. Church on Sunday June 24th at 2:30 p.m., attended by Rev. Samuel Holden.

Dorothy V. (Leach) (Hall) Hutchins, 1906 - 1997  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  FARMINGTON - Dorothy V. Hutchins, 91, of East Andover, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, [1997] at the Sandy River Center for Health Care. She had been a resident of East Andover for most of her life.

  Born in Canada, Aug. 10, 1906, the daughter of David and Elizabeth Baker Leach, she attended schools in Canada.

  Mrs. Hutchins was a member of the Andover Congregational Church. She was married at Andover on Aug. 19, 1950 to Basil C. Hutchins, who died at Rumford on May 15, 1990.

  Survivors include six daughters, Elizabeth Warner of Milford, N.H., Ruth Spidell of Andover, Dorothy Anderson and Margaret Farrington, both of East Andover, Josephine Meisner of Bethel and Edith Russell of Suncook, N.H.; one son, Robert Hall of East Andover; two brothers Roy and Edward Leach, both of Tillie, N.B., Canada; and many grandchildren; and great-grand-children; and several great-great-grandchildren.  

Edward Hutchins, 1862-1924 (From the Rumford Falls Times, November 22, 1924)

�� News has been received of the death of Edward Hutchins in Massachusetts.

 

�� Mr. Hutchins was the son of [the late Carlton and] Mrs. Persis Hutchins of this town and had been ill for several months. He is survived by his wife, and three brothers, Edgar of Paris, John of Connecticut, and Eben of this town

Edward E. Hutchins, 1905 - 1965  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper.

  ANDOVER - Edward Everett Hutchins, 60, died at his home here Tuesday [September 14, 1965].

  He was born here, July 11, 1905, son of Herbert H. and Myrtle Dunn Hutchins. He was the husband of the former Ismay Roberts.

  Most of his life he was employed as a woodsman and at the time of his death was the maintenance man for Andover Wood Products.

  He was a veteran of World War II.

  Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Hutchins and Mrs. Maurice Palmer, both of Andover, Mrs. Gilbert Hodgkins of Frye; two sons, Dwight Hutchins and Richard White, both of Andover; four sisters, Mrs. Maggie Newton of East Bethel, Mrs. Myrna Allen of Upton, Mrs. Lee Falkenham of Andover, and Mrs. Robert Avery of Uncassville, Conn.; two brothers, Basil and Bernard, both of Andover; and six grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday from 3 Franklin St., Rumford, with the Rev. Carl Kingsbury officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

Eunice Hutchins, 1910 - 1955  (From an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

Woman Fatally Burned When Clothing Ignited By Stove

Miss Eunice Hutchins, 45, of 625 Main Street, Ridlonville, died Early Saturday morning [November 19, 1955] from burns received when her clothing became ignited as she was lighting the oil burner in the apartment where she lived early Thursday afternoon.

Blazing from head to foot, Miss Hutchins had appeared on a stairway block, screaming, as Cephus Irish, of West Peru, was arriving to pick up a fellow workman employed at the Diamond Match plant, Thursday.

Irish tried to smother the flames with his hands, while his friend, Alfred Miller, went for a blanket to wrap the stricken woman in. Clyde Riggs, a tenant, helped the two extinguish the flames, wrapped Miss Hutchins in the blanket and took her to her apartment to await a physician, later he and Irish took her to the hospital.

The attending physician said three quarters of the area of the woman’s body was burned, mostly third degree burns, and she was pronounced in a critical condition that afternoon.

Miss Hutchins had resided in Ridlonville for 13 years. She had lived with a sister, Mrs. Catherine McGuire.

In attempting to help Miss Hutchins, Irish suffered a badly burned hand.

Miss Hutchins a native of Andover, was the daughter of Eben and Susie Poor Hutchins, [born January 6, 1910].

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. George Staples, Portland, Mrs. Ralph Remington, South Berwick, Mrs. Catherine McGuire, Ridlonville, and Mrs. Eldwin Morton, Andover; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Congregational Church, Andover, and interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Eva (Gerrish) Hutchins, 1921 - 2004 (Obituary from The Bethel Citizen, June 10, 2004)

Eva G. Hutchins, 82, died Monday, June 7, 2004 at her residence on the Upton Road in Andover where she had lived for many years.

 

She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 12, 1921, the daughter of Ralph and Florence (Wheeler) Gerrish, and graduated from Williams High School in Oakland, with the Class of 1939.

 

She had been employed by the state of Maine for over 20 years as a secretary with the Department of Transportation until retirement.

 

Eva was a member of the Andover Congregational Church, the Professional Business Women's Club of Augusta, the Pythian Sisters, the Oxford County Extension Service, the Pineland Ski Club, and was a member of the D.A.R.

 

�� She was married in Augusta on Nov. 25, 1975 to the late Gordon Hutchins.

 

Survivors include a son, Arthur and wife Jeannette of East Andover; a daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Belanger and husband David of Andover; seven grandchildren, Eric, Jennifer, Kim, Beth, Rachel, Allyson and Heidi; and 14 great-grandchildren; and was predeceased by herfather; mother; brother, Thomas Gerrish; sisters, Catherine Luce, Margaret Galarneau; her husband Gordon; and an infant son, George.

 

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, with the Rev. Jane Rich officiating.Those who desire, please con tribute to the Andover Congregational Church, P.O. Box 249, Andover, ME 04216 or to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 100 Weld Street, Suite B., Dixfleld, ME 04224 in her memory.

 

Everett Wesley Hutchins, 1929-2009 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 27, 2009)

 

AUBURN - Everett Wesley Hutchins, 79, of Rumford, passed away on May 18, at the Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Lewiston, on June 7, 1929, the son of Charles E. Hutchins and Beatrice B. Prout. He was a member of the Grange of Rumford Center and the Eagles of Rumford.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boxing, racing, gardening, bowling and time spent with his family. He was superintendent of Andover Wood, until his retirement in 1991.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Hutchins of Rumford; daughter, Tina and husband, Richard Beaulieu, of Livermore Falls; son, Mark Hutchins and wife, Pamela, of Rumford; six grandchildren, Ryane O'Leary and companion, T.J. Bedard, of Canton, Jessica Houston and husband, Darrell, of Rumford, Megan Billings and husband, Butch, of Rumford, Jennifer Hutchins and companion, Mark Cyr, of Rumford, Matthew Hutchins and wife, Brittni, of Rumford and Brian Beaulieu of Livermore; one great-grandchild, Jesse Billings of Rumford; brothers, Walter Hutchins and wife, Sylvia, of Rumford and Earl Nester of Georgia; sisters, Barbara Waters of Ohio, Gene Hunker and husband, Paul, of Florida, Shirley Shover and husband, Pearly, of Livermore, Brenda Child of Canton, Helen Sleeper and husband, Pete, of Bath, Mae Diane Gerhart of Mississippi, and Leta Bush of Ohio.

He was predeceased by his father, Charles Hutchins; mother, Beatrice Prout; one brother, Donald Hutchins; and two sisters, Vivian Jump and Sandra Dubois. 

Fred B. Hutchins, 1902 - 1957 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Fred B. Hutchins, 55, died  Saturday [October 15, 1957] at Athol, Mass., where he had resided for the past seven years.

  Born at Andover, March 2, 1902, son of Bert and Rosa Hjelmquist Hutchins, he attended Andover schools and Bliss Business College, Auburn. He was employed for a number of years at Lakewood Camps, Middle dam. He was also employed as a photographer for the Rumford Falls Times.

  He was a member of the Athol Mass. State Guard; Pineland Ski Club and the Snow Valley Orchestra, both of Andover.

  He is survived by a son, Thurl, Locke Mills; two brothers, Henry C. and Archer E., both of Andover

DIED  At Athol, Mass., Oct. 19, Fred B. Hutchins, aged 55. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Andrew Young officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends invited to call at Meader and Son Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Monday, until 11 a.m. Tuesday.
 

Fred F. Hutchins, 1872 - 1958 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Services for Fred F. Hutchins were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Andover Congregational Church with Rev. John R. Johnston of Mexico officiating. Bearers were Lewis Hall, Larry Parsons, Ezra Webster and William French. [He died November 2, 1958]

 

Gertrude (Bemis) Hutchins, 1914-2007 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, September 6, 2007

 

Mrs. Gertrude B. Hutchins, 93, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007 with her loving family at her side.

 

Born in Roxbury, Maine on Aug. 28, 1914 she was a daughter of the late Charles and Vivian (Frost) Bemis. She attended Andover Schools. She worked as a waitress at Middle Dam and then worked as a Switchboard Operator for Andover Telephone and then as a Store Clerk for Dave's General Store and Mill's Market.

 

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Andover First Congregational Church. She loved to cook, watch birds, read, knit and flower beds.

 

She was married in Andover, on Nov. 25, 1934, to the late Henry C. Hutchins, who died in November of

1985.

 

Survivors include a son, Robert Hutchins and his wife Sharon of Andover; granddaughter, Deanna Fowles and her husband Bruce of Bethel; grandson, Christian Hutchins of Parsonsfield; great-granddaughter, Madison Fowles of Bethel; and great-grandson, Nolan Fowles of Bethel; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Jean.

 

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover with the Rev Jane Rich officiating. Online condolences and shared memories may be expressed at meaderfh@gwi.net.

 

Georgie Hutchins, 1843-1914 (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 10, 1914)

 

�� Georgie, wife of George Hutchins, passed away at her home on Main Street Friday morning, Jan. 2 [1914]. Mrs. Hutchins was the daughter of Richard and Jane (Bodwell) McAllister and had resided in Andover most of her life. Although in poor health for several years, she was cheerful and always ready to entertain her many friends. Deceased was 70 years old last June.

 

�� She is survived by her husband, two sons, Fred and Bert Hutchins, one brother, Henry McAllister of Lawrence, two sisters, Mrs. Thirza Small of California and Mrs. Mary Huse of Lawrence, Mass. She was a consistent member of the Cong’l Church, Pythian Sisters, and a loving mother. The funeral was held at the Cong’l Church Sunday afternoon, where the pastor spoke comforting words. Beautiful flowers covered the casket.

 

George W. Hutchins, 1842-1922 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 25, 1922)

�� George Hutchins, aged 80 years, died at his home on Main Street Saturday night [Feb. 19, 1922] after a few days illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Tuesday forenoon, conducted by Rev. Warren Campbell. The flowers were many and beautiful.

�� His wife died a number of years ago. He leaves two sons, Fred and Bert Hutchins, and three grandsons [Archer, Fred and Henry], all of Andover, and a large number of friends to mourn his loss.

[Although not stated above, Mr. Hutchins was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the First Me. Battery from Dec. 11, 1863 to June 21, 1865]

 

H.E. Hutchins, Abt. 1845-1924 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 8, 1924)

 

�� H.E. Hutchins, who passed away Feb. 19 [1924] at his home in Rumford Point at the age of 79, was a former resident of Andover where he made many friends.

 

Henry C. Hutchins, 1904 - 1985 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Henry C, Hutchins, 81, died Tuesday [November 12, 1985] at the Rumford Community Hospital upon arrival. He resided at Elderwood Manor in Andover and had lived in the area all of his life.

  Born at Andover, April 28, 1904, he was the son of Bert and Rosa Hjelmqvist Hutchins. He attended Andover schools, and was a member of Cabot Lodge 117, K of P. He had been employed at the R.J. Swain Dowel Mill in East Andover for many years and then for six years at the Andover Wood Products Mill until his retirement in 1969. He married Gertrude Bemis at Andover, Nov. 25, 1934.               .

   Survivors include his wife of Andover; a son, Robert Hutchins of Andover and two grandchildren.  

Herbert H. Hutchins, 1872 - 1958 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Herbert H. Hutchins, 85, died Thursday night [February 20, 1958] at his home on Surplus Road.

  He was born here Oct. 20, 1872, the son of Carlton and Persis Hutchins. He was a lifelong resident of this town, and a retired blacksmith. He was a member of Cabot Lodge, K of P.

  He is survived by three sons, Bernard, Basil and Edward, all of this town; four daughters, Mrs. Lee Falkenham of this town with whom he made his home; Mrs. Albert Allen, Upton; Mrs. Agnes Noble, Kennebunkport; Mrs. Maggie Newton, East Bethel; a stepson, Max Cutting, of this town; 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Persis (Cutting) Hutchins, 1843-1927 (From the Rumford Falls Times, July 2, 1927)

 

�� In the death of Mrs. Persis Hutchins [widow of Carlton Hutchins and daughter of Eben and Eliza Marston Cutting], Andover lost its oldest woman resident. She had lived to the ripe old age of 84 and to the last retained the use of her faculties, her memory and her interest in life.

 

�� She is survived by three sons, Edgar Hutchins of Paris Hill, Dr. John Hutchins of Connecticut, and Eben Hutchins of Andover with whom she lived. Funeral services were held at the Universalist Church Friday afternoon, Rev. Gardner Wills of Rumford Center officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Raymond Hutchins, 1947 - 1993  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  LEWISTON - Raymond A. Hutchins, 45, of Andover, died Tuesday [February 23, 1993] at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

  He was born in Rumford on Dec. 3, 1947, the son of Bernard and Althea May Richards Hutchins, and had lived in the area for many years. He graduated from Andover High School in 1966. He was a steam plant engineer for the Downeast Peat Products, serving as supervisor in Deploys for several years until his retirement due to illness.

  On Sept. 5, 1970, he married Janet Parent in Mexico.

  He was a member of Cabot Lodge #117 Knights of Pythias and was an Andover selectman.

  Besides his wife, of Andover, he is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Hutchins, and a son, Justin Hutchins, both of Andover; a stepmother, Mrs. Laura Hutchins of East Andover; two brothers, Harold Hutchins of East Andover and David Hutchins of Monmouth; two sisters, Mrs. John (Gloria) Donahue of Jupiter, Fla., and Mrs. Fred (Bonnie) Hodgkins of Rumford.
 

Susie A. (Poor) Hutchins, 1878 - 1955 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

RIDLONVILLE - Mrs. Susie A. Hutchins, 77, widow of Eben Hutchins, died Thursday evening [April 28, 1955] at the Main Street residence of her daughter, Mrs. Catherine McGuire, with whom she had made her home for 13 years.

She was born Feb. 5, 1878, at Andover, the daughter of Henry and Annie Thomas Poor.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Estelle Marston, Rumford, and Mrs. Myra Learned, Salisbury, Mass; five daughters, Mrs. George (Laura) Staples, Portland; Mrs. Ralph Remington, South Berwick; Mrs. McGuire, Mrs. Eldwin Morton, Andover; And Miss Eunice, Ridlonville; 22 grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.

Time and place of services will be announced later. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

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