Andover Obituaries Beginning with "L"

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Alfred D. Ladd, 1908 - 1988  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

SOUTH ANDOVER - Alfred D. Ladd, 80, died Monday [Jan. 25, 1988] at his residence at South Andover, where he had lived most of his life.

  He was born in Roxbury, Jan. 6, 1908, the son of David and Annie Donahue Ladd. He attended local schools and was a self-employed carpenter in Massachusetts and Maine until his retirement. He was a member of Calvary Congregational Church of South Andover. Mr. Ladd was married in Middleboro, Mass. on Feb. 22, 1958 to Edith Leach.

  Survivors include his wife of South Andover; a sister, Thelma Touchette of Canton; and a brother, George M. Ladd of East Andover.

  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Meader and Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, with Rev, Donald A. Grover officiating, Interment in the spring in Central Cemetery, Middleboro, Mass.
 

Edith R. (Leach) Ladd, 1906 - 1997  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Edith R. Ladd, 90, of South Andover for many years, died Sunday, Feb. 9, [1997] at the Rumford Community Home. She was formerly of Holbrook, Mass.

  Born at Middleboro, Mass., Sept. 12, 1906, the daughter of Arthur and Leah Whitehead Leach, she graduated from Sumner High School at Holbrook, Mass. in 1924 and attended Brockton Business College at Brockton, Mass. and the School of Practical Arts, Boston, Mass.

  Mrs. Ladd was head librarian of the Holbrook Public Library, Holbrook, Mass., retiring when she moved to Maine to live in the home built by her husband, Alfred D. Ladd. Before her years as a librarian, she worked with her father in his bronze memorials studio at Boston, Mass.

   After her father's death in 1930, she was a bookkeeper for the Smith & Heald Painters and Decorators of Boston, Mass, for many years. Then she was in the office of Charles H. Thorner of Quincy, Mass. She was then appointed librarian of the Holbrook Public Library, Holbrook, Mass., having the requirements for the position, being a certified professional librarian.

  Mrs. Ladd was a member of several library organizations and to the Massachusetts Archaeological Society for many years. She was a member of the Calvary Congregational Church of South Andover.

  She was married at Middleboro, Mass. on Feb. 22, 1958 to Alfred D. Ladd who died at South Andover on Jan. 26, 1988.

  There are no close survivors and she was predeceased by a brother, Robert S. Leach who died March 2, 1973.

George M. Ladd, 1918 - 2003 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, June 18, 2003)

 RUMFORD - George M. Ladd, 84, of East Andover, died unexpectedly on June 11, 2003 at the Rumford Hospital. A lifelong resident of the area, he made his home in East Andover.

  He was born at Houghton in Byron, on June 24, 1918, a son of David and Annie (Donahue) Ladd, and had attended schools in Andover and East Andover.

 George was a member of the Blazing Star Lodge 30, AF & AM for over 56 years.

 For many years he worked as a scaler for Lester Farrington at Farrington's Saw Mill and later was employed at Boise Cascade Paper Company in Rumford for over 23 years until retirement in 1980 as a Millwright.

   He was married in Andover on June 1, 1940 to the former Christine Glover, who survives of East Andover.

   Other survivors include a daughter, Lane McDonald and her husband Robert of So. Rumford; a son, Jack Ladd and his wife, Helen of Woolwich; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

   He was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers.
 

Arthur L. Lang, 1883 - 1953  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

ANDOVER - Services for Arthur L. Lang were held Thursday at 2 p.m. [no date given] at the Andover Congregational Church with Mrs. Easter Peters officiating. Miss Ivy Thurston was organist.

  Bearers were Lester Farrington, Louis Hall, Philip Learned, Harold Hodsdon, Roger Thurston and Merton Fox. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, with services at the cemetery by Mrs. Easter Peters.

  Attending from out of town were Reverend and Mrs. Linwood Potter, Farmington, N. H.; Mrs. Wallace Cutting, Berwick; M. G. Barter, H. B. Mc Card, Rangeley; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howard, Rumford; Mrs. Stella Goddard and Mr. Howard Goddard, North Rumford; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Howard, Hanover; Mrs. Susie Elliot, Mrs. Will Elliot, Rumford Point; Mrs. Alice Elliot, Rumford Point; Mrs. Rupert Elliot, Mrs. Erlon Burns, Rumford Point.
 

Dorothy E. Lang, 1933-2007 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, February 21, 2007)

NORWAY - Dorothy E. Lang, 73, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Stephens Memorial Hospital. She had resided on Pleasant Street in Andover.

She was born in Andover, on Dec. 1, 1933, a daughter of Arthur and Marie (Elliott) Lang. She graduated from Andover High School, Class of 1953. She then trained for a nurse's aid at the Rumford Community Hospital and attended St. Mary's Home and Hospital for children in Ithaca, N.Y.

She had been employed as a governess for children in Pennsylvania. She was an active member of the Andover First Congregational Church and Ladies Aid. She enjoyed being at camp, cooking, knitting and taking care of her nieces and nephews.

Survivors include a brother, Elliott Lang, and his wife, Joan, of Hudson, N.H.; and a sister, Helen Deanis, and her husband, Gerald, of Roxbury Pond.

 

Marie (Elliot) Lang, 1907 - 1995 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  RUMFORD - Marie E. Lang, 87, died Friday [January 20, 1995] at the Rumford Community Hospital. She was a resident of Pleasant Street in Andover.

  She was born in Andover March 28, 1907, daughter of Matthew and Dolly Howard Elliot. She was a graduate of Andover High School with the class of 1925 and graduated from Gorham State College with a B.S. degree in 1967. She taught schools in Andover and East Andover until her retirement in 1969. She was married on June 19, 1928 to Arthur L. Lang who died in Andover in June of 1953.

  Mrs. Lang was a member of the Andover Congregational Church where she served as a clerk, member of the Ladies Aid and Mount Zircon Chapter 142 O.E.S.

  Survivors include a son, Elliot of Hudson, NH.; two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Helen) Deanis and Dorothy both of Andover; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  She was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Stevens, and a brother, Jesse and by three grandchildren, Gerald and Randy Deanis and Deborah Lang

Marion Poor Lang, 1883-1923 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 24, 1923)

   Mrs. Arthur Lang of Andover passed away at the McCarty Hospital [in Rumford] Wednesday Morning at 7 o’clock [Feb. 21, 1923]. She was in the 39th year of her age. The deceased is survived by her husband, Arthur Lang of Andover, her father, Charles Poor of Andover, a brother, Harold Poor of Rumford, a half-sister, Mrs. Leroy Fiske, and a half-brother, Montgomery Poor.

   Mrs. Lang was well-known in both Andover and Rumford. She was an ardent churchwoman and a member of the Congregational Church of that place, the Ladies Aid and the King’s Daughter’s.

   A son, [Ralph Arthur Lang] was born to Mrs. Arthur Lang Tuesday, Feb. 20 [1923] at the McCarty Hospital, Rumford, but lived only a few hours.

  The funeral will be held this (Friday) afternoon at her late home with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery

 

Roy Tompkins Leach, Abt. 1914 – 2009  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times December 9, 2009)

   TILLEY, NB, Canada – Roy Tompkins Leach, 95, passed away on November 29, 2009 at his residence.

   Born on Mazenod, Sask. [Aug. 19, 1914], the son of the late David and Mary Elizabeth (Tompkins) Leach.

   Roy is survived by his wife, Louise (Crooker) Leach; two sons, Harold (Linda) Leach of Tilley and Tim (Darlene) Leach of Plaster Rock; two daughters, Martha (James) MacLauchlan of Texas and Grace (Douglas) Thibodeau of Tilley; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

   He was predeceased by his parents; grandson Michael MacLauchlan; great-granddaughter Marlei Leach; four brothers, Edward, Donald, Harold and Raymond,; and three sisters, Dorothy, Muriel and Edith.

 

Eunice I. (Holley) Leadbetter, 1909-2004  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, May 10, 2004)

   EAST GREENBUSH, NY - Eunice I. "Billy" Leadbetter, 94, passed away Friday, April 16, at Evergreen Commons Health Facility after a lengthy illness.

   She was born in Andover, Dec. 28, 1909, daughter of Manford and Lizzie Holley. She lived there until her marriage to the late Charles "Charlie" Leadbetter in 1933. Most of their married life was spent in North Livermore, where, after their children were grown, they started to raise beagle dogs.

   All the beagling community soon knew their beagles and they established their trademark Round Pond Kennels that produced many field champions. The Leadbetters discontinued their attendance at the field trials in the late 1970s after Charlie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. After Charlie's death, she spent her summers in North Livermore and her winters with her daughter and son-in-law in Rensselaer, N.Y., until 8 years ago when she was no longer able to go to Maine.

   She had been a resident of the Capital Region since then. She was a homemaker and was a life member of the Maine Beagle Club, Androscoggin Valley Beagle Club, Vermont Beagle Club and Fundy Beagle Club of St. John, Neb.

   She is survived by daughter, Nancy L. Small and husband, Jerry of Rensselaer, N.Y.; son, Charles F. (Chuck) and wife, Shirley Leadbetter of Gulfport, Fla. and Livermore; five grandchildren, Nancy (Kenneth) Salmon of Whitefish Bay, Wis., Karen Small of Brooklyn, N.Y., Sheri (John) Alberti of Schodack Landing, Charles (Chuck) Leadbetter of Holden, and Kirk (Samantha) Leadbetter of North Livermore; nine great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Rachel White and husband, Shelton; brother-in-law, George Leadbetter and wife, Elaine and many nieces and nephews.

   She was predeceased by her husband, Charles W. Leadbetter, sister, Wyonna Small and Wyonna's daughter Donna Small

Alfred H. Learned, 1912 - 1990  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  LEWISTON - Alfred H. Learned, 78, died at Montello Manor in Lewiston. He was a resident of Lyman [s/b Wyman] Hill Road in Andover and had lived in the area all his life.

  He was born in Andover, May 5, 1912, the son of Sylvanus and Bertha Cutting Learned. He attended the No. 4 North Andover School and was a self-employed woodsman and farmer in the area all of his life. Mr. Learned married the former Alma Palmer in Andover in June of 1951.

  Surviving are his wife of Southbridge, Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Dennison of East Livermore; three sons, Harold of Sturbridge, Mass., Kenneth of Stafford Springs, Conn., and Rodney of Southbridge, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Morton of Glenn, N.H.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandsons.

  Services will be private and held at the family’s convenience, Rev. E. Marriotte Churchill officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, Me.

Alma (Palmer) Learned,   Abt. 1932-2004 (Obituary from the Southbridge, MA Evening News)

   Southbridge -  Alma Learned, 72, of Village Drive, died Sept. 3, at Radius Healthcare after an illness. Her husband Alfred Learned died in 1990.


  She leaves three sons, Harold Learned of Sturbridge, Kenneth Learned, Rodney Learned both of Andover, Maine; a daughter, Norma Dennison of Livermore Falls, Maine; a brother, Stanley Palmer of Mexico, Maine; a sister, Kathleen Morton of Roxbury, Maine; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by a great-grandson, Joshua R. Geary; six brothers, Raymond Palmer, Merton Palmer, Maurice Palmer, Halley Palmer [s/b Marston], James Palmer, Claude Palmer.


   She was born in East Fumer [Peru?], Maine, the daughter of James and Amelia (Marston) Palmer and lived in Southbridge many years. She worked for Southbridge Coat factory and drove for C&R Cab. She enjoyed woodcrafts, singing and playing the guitar.


   A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover, Maine. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. The Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge is directing the arrangements
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Charles S. Learned, 1878 - 1965 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Charles S. Learned, 87, died Wednesday June 9, [1965] at a Rumford hospital where he had been a patient for 10 days.

  He was born here March 8, 1878, son of Simon and Louise Morse Learned.

  Mr. Learned was employed by the Appalachian Club for 25 years and was a member of the Blazing Star Lodge, AF & AM for 55 years.

 Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Learned, a son, C. Thomas, two brothers, Chester and Timothy, all of this town; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson.

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

C. Thomas Learned - 1909 - 1991 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - C. Thomas Learned, 81, died Tuesday [February 19, 1991] upon arrival, at Rumford Community Hospital. He had resided at Pine Street, Andover, for most of his life.

  He was born in Andover on April 30, 1909, the son of Charles and Florence Thomas Learned. He attended Andover schools. For many years he was a custodian and bus-driver for Telstar Regional High School in Bethel until his retirement in 1975. He was a former member of Cabot Lodge 117 of Knights of Pythias in Andover. He was married in Northeast Harbor on May 6, 1938 to the former Roberta Thurston, who survives, of Andover.

  0ther survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Raylene Richard of Roxbury, Mrs. Peter (Roberta) Wright of Laconia, N.H; and Mrs. Irvin (Gail Belanger) of Caribou; a son, Thomas H. Learned of Washburn, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.

  Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday at Andover Congregational Church with Rev. E. Marriotte Churchill, officiating. Interment in the spring In Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover. At the family's request, there are no public calling hours but friends and relatives are invited to attend the funeral service. Those who desire, please contribute to the Andover Congregational Church Memorial Fund, Andover, ME, (04216 in his memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Meader &, Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford.

Ellen Morse Learned, 1849-1925 (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 17, 1925)

 

   Mrs. Ellen Morse Learned, wife of Peter Learned, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 8 [1925] after a lingering illness. She was nearly 76 years old.

 

   Mrs. Learned was born in Andover, a daughter of the late David and Sarah Morton Morse, and in early womanhood married Peter Learned.

 

   For many years they have lived in the village where Mrs. Learned has had an active part in the social life. Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. George Kimball of Rumford Center and Flora Learned of this town, and two sons, Webster Learned of Rumford and Henry Learned of North Newry. Also a brother, Frank Morse of Denmark, ME, and two sisters, Mrs. Louise Learned of Andover and Mrs. Jane Lincoln of Manchester, N.H.

 

   Four other children have died, Mrs. Cora Small, wife of Pearl Small. Annie, wife of Ora Hewey, Hattie, wife of Nathan Akers and Sylvanus Learned of Andover.

 

   The funeral, which was largely attended, was held at the Universalist Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Allen Brown of Bethel officiating. The floral tributes were very beautiful. Ellis Glen Temple Pythian Sisters performed their impressive ceremony. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Flora L. Learned, 1875 - 1952  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Services for Flora L. Learned, who died March 26 [1952] with entombment at Andover, were held at 1 pm Monday, May 12, at Woodlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Gordon C Newell, Rumford, officiating.

  Those attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. G H Learned, George Learned, Newry; Howard Learned, Rumford; Mr. and Mrs. P. W Learned and Mr. and Mrs. George Kimball, Rumford.

Florence Ann [Thomas] Learned, 1878 – 1948 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

   ANDOVER – Mrs. Florence Ann Learned, wife of Charles Learned, died Sunday [May 2, 1948] at her home.

   Mrs. Learned, a life-long resident of Andover, was born here November 17, 1878, the daughter of Frank P. and Elizabeth Hewey Thomas.

   She was a member of the Kings daughters.

    Surviving are her husband, Charles S. Learned, daughter Mrs. Philip Learned, son Charles Thomas Learned; brother Herbert A. Thomas, Northeast harbor; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services were held at her late residence, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Linwood Potter officiating. Interment was at Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.

Florence A. (Marston) Learned, 1908 - 1985  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD CENTER - Florence A. Learned, 76, died Wednesday [no date given, but year was 1985] at the Maine Medical Center in Portland where she had been a patient for the last three weeks. She had lived in the Rumford Center area all of her life.

  Born at Andover, on Oct. 26, 1908, she was the daughter of Warren and Eva Andrews Marston. She graduated from Andover High School, Class of 1926. She was employed by the Rumford public schools system, in the cafeteria, until her retirement. Mrs. Learned was a very active member of the Rumford Point Congregational Church and the Ladies’ Aid of the church. She was married in Andover Oct. 2, 1927 to the late Idell X. Learned who died in Rumford on Dec. 12, 1972.

  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Covino of Kingston, Mass.; and Mrs. Barbara Howell of Whitinsville, Mass.; a brother, Charles Marston of Andover; two sisters, Mrs. Georgie Fraser of Andover; Mrs. Marjorie Sessions of Middlebury, Vt.; and three grandchildren.  

George Eben Learned, 1844-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 9, 1918)

   Eben Learned passed away Thursday, Feb. 29 [1918], aged 71 years. He had been ill only a few days with pneumonia. Mr. Learned was the eldest son of Samuel and Rhoda Bodwell Learned and had always lived in Andover. He married Esther Elliot of Rumford who passed away several years ago.

 

   Deceased is survived by one son, George Learned, of this town and two grandchildren, [Philip and Marion Learned] two brothers and one sister. He was a kind and respected citizen, a member of the Universalist Church and will be missed by his many friends. Funeral services were held at the Universalist Church, Rev. Mr. Little of Bethel officiating. Many choice flowers showed the esteem in which he was held.

George R. Learned, 1871 - 1959 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - The death of George R. Learned, lifelong resident of Andover, occurred on November 16 [1959] at Elsie's Nursing Home, Mexico, where he had been a patient for three months.

  He was born in Andover June 12, 1871, he was the son of George E. and Esther Elliott Learned. He married the late Lillian Pilgrim.

  He was a retired lumberman.

  Mr. Learned was a charter member and past chancellor of Cabot Lodge No. 117, Knights of Pythias, Andover.

  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marion Mansfield, Tampa, Fla., a son, Philip, of Andover, seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held at 2 pm Thursday, November 19, at the Andover Congregational Church.  

  Rev. John R. Johnston of the Mexico Congregational Church officiated. Services were also conducted by Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Andover.

  Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.

  Committal services at the cemetery were conducted by Rev. Johnston.

  Pall Bearers were Timothy Learned, Chester Learned, Peter Learned and Victor Akers.

 Kenneth H. Learned, 1953 - 2010

  Kenneth H. Learned, 57, of Wyman Hill Road, Andover, Maine, died Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the Ledgeview Living Center, West Paris, Maine.

  He was born in Rumford, Maine on April 2, 1953, the son of Alfred and Alma (Palmer) Learned, attended Andover schools and Telstar Regional High School in Bethel, Maine.

  He had worked for Andover Wood Products and then for G. & F. Industries, Route 20, Sturbridge, Mass., as a machine operator.

  Ken was married in Andover, June 10, 1995 to the former Naomi Ruth Townsend, who survives of Andover. Other survivors include daughters, Beverly A. Learned of Concord, N.H. and Kimberly Skillin of Andover; step-children, Calvin R. Kneeland and wife Jenny of Andover, Jeffery A. Kneeland and partner Kelly of Stafford Springs, Conn., Rodney A. Kneeland and partner Kimberly of Andover, Katrina J. Milliken and partner Bill of Rumford, Kelly J. Kneeland and partner Eric of Mexico, Ann Marie L. Richards and husband Mike of Rumford; sister, Norma Dennison and husband Alfred of East Livermore; brothers, Harold Learned and wife Linda of Sturbridge, Mass., and Rodney Learned and wife Jamie of East Andover; 16.5 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion pets “Bandit and Amber” and the late “Muskie.”

  There will be no calling hours, but friends are invited to attend Memorial services on Saturday, July 24, 2 p.m. at Andover Town Hall, with the Rev. Jane Rich and Pastor Kenneth Wagstaff officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

  Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share memories online at www.meaderandson.com. 

Laura (Newton) Learned, 1907 - 1983 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Laura N. Learned, 75, died Tuesday [June 28, 1983] at her residence here, where she had lived most of her life.

  She was born in Andover, Dec. 17, 1907, the daughter of James and Hortense Whittemore Newton. She had graduated from Andover High School and the Gorham Normal School. For many years she was a fourth-grade teacher in Gaston, Ore; also in Boothbay, Sunday River, Newry and Andover, until her retirement. She was a member of the New England and Maine Teachers Associations. She was a member, deaconess and Sunday school teacher, and active in church activities of the Andover Congregational Church. She was a member of the Andover Historical Society and the Andover Friday Club. She was married in Gorham, N. H., in July, 1954, to Ray Learned.

  Surviving are her husband of Andover and several cousins.

Lillian P. Learned, 1872 – 1947 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

   Mrs. Lillian Pilgrim Learned died Friday, March 14, [1947] at the home of her son, Phillip Learned, in Andover, where she had been cared for for the past four months by Mrs. Learned.

   She was born in  Welwyn Hertfordshire, England, February 11, 1872, and came to America about 55 years ago .She married George R. Learned of Andover in October, 1897. They lived on the farm in North Andover since their marriage.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Phillip, and a daughter, Mrs. Marion Mansfield, Armonk, N. Y., seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Congregational church in Andover, Burial was in the family lot, Evergreen [s/b Woodlawn] Cemetery, Andover.

Louise (Morse) Learned, 1851-1927 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 22, 1927)

   Mrs. Louise Learned of Andover, widow of the Late Simon Learned, passed away Monday forenoon [December 19, 1927] after a brief illness of pneumonia. She was nearly 77 years of age and is survived by four sons, Samuel of Rangeley, Timothy, Charles and Chester of Andover; and three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Cobb of Wisdom, Mrs. Charles Morgan of Andover and Mrs. Edwin Hoyt of Andover. Mrs. Learned was a member of the Universalist Church and Ladies Aid, a member of the King’s Dsughters and of the Lone Mountain Grange.

   Lucinda S. (Keough) Learned, 1865 - 1955  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Lucinda Learned, 90, died at her home, Andover, Tuesday night [January 11, 1955].

  She was born in Canada, Dec. 16, 1865, daughter of James and Mary Keough. A resident of this town 70 years, she was the widow of William L. Learned.

  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John  H. Brown, Rumford; two sons, Guy, Salisbury, Mass.; and Ray, Andover; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

  Services for Mrs. Lucinda S. Learned were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Andover Congregational Church with Rev. Andrew Young officiating. The body was entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery to await burial in the spring. Bearers were Robert Graham, Richard Mansfield, Robert Dunn and Allison Meisner. Attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Guy Learned, Salisbury, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. John  A. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown, and Gerald Brown, Rumford; Mrs. Velma Jalbert, Phillips; Mrs. Mary Melvin, Harold Melvin, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Learned, Mrs. Helen Borneman, George Borneman Mrs. Addie Campbell, Mrs. Mabel Treadwell, Norway.
 

Madeleine Learned, 1997  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Madeleine Elizabeth Learned died at birth Saturday, May 17, 1997 at the Fletcher-Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT.

  She was the daughter of Mary J. Learned and Andrew Gray of Burlington.

  Survivors include her parents of Burlington; maternal grandparents, Philip and Mary Learned of Andover; an aunt, Mrs. Joel (Linda) Putnam of Rockville, Ind., and an uncle, Steven Learned of Lebanon, Ind.

  Friends are invited to attend graveside services at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 23, at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, with the Rev. Duane Waite officiating.
 

Margaret (Learned) Learned, 1906 - 1984 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Margaret L. Learned, 78, died Wednesday at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where she had been a patient for the past 10 days.

   Born in Andover on July 12, 1906, she was the daughter of Charles and Florence Thomas Learned and lived in Andover all of her life. She was a member of the Congregational Church, the Friday Club, the Ladies Aid Society, and the Oxford County Senior Citizens. Mrs. Learned held the position of librarian for over 31 years at the Andover Public Library until retirement in 1980. She was married in Andover on Sept. 13, 1924 to Philip M. Learned who died in Rumford on June 22, 1978.

   She is survived by two sons, Philip T. of Andover and C. Russell of Tacoma, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Dorothy Jean) Mills Jr. of Andover; one brother, Thomas Learned of Andover; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Andover Congregational Church with Rev. E. Mariotte Churchill officiating. Interment in spring in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.  At the family's request, there are no calling hours. Those who desire may contribute to Andover Congregational Church in memory of Mrs. Margaret L. Learned. Arrangements under direction of Meader and Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford.

Marguerite Learned, 1916-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times. July 27, 1918)

 

   Marguerite, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvanus Learned, died at McCarty’s Hospital, Rumford, Monday, July 21 [1918] following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. and Mrs. Learned have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 A.M., Rev. Mr. Atwood officiating.

 

Mary Learned, ??-1908 (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 25, 1908)

 

   The funeral of Mary Learned who died at the Augusta Hospital last Sunday night was held Wednesday afternoon in the Congregational Church, Rev. T. H. Derrick officiating.

Myrtie (Brooks) Learned, 1884 - 1952 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  Mrs Myrtie Brooks Learned, 68, wife of Peter Webster Learned died Tuesday [June 24, 1952] at the Rumford Community hospital where she had been a patient for several days.

  She was born in Grafton, March 2, 1884, the daughter of Albert and Viola Bennett Brooks.

  She was a member of the Pythian Sisters, of the Past Chiefs club of that group, Osgood Eaton Relief Corps, Christian Valley Literary club, Rumford Grange and Oxford County Pomona.

  Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Elmer Brooks of Laconia, N H, and Glenn Brooks, Portland; a sister, Mrs. Daisy Morton, Newry; two sons, Howard of Rumford and Webster, Laconia, N H; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services will be held at the Rumford Center church at 2 o'clock, Friday. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery, Andover. Friends are being asked to call at the Greenleaf Funeral home, Bethel, until 1 p m. Friday.  

Peter W. Learned, Sr., 1845-1926 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 27, 1926)

 

   Peter W. Learned, [son of Sylvanus and Nancy learned] a lifelong resident of Andover until this winter, passed away Saturday [March 20, 1926] at the home of his son, Henry Learned, at North Newry. Mr. Learned was 81 years of age this month and was a veteran of the Civil War. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George Kimball of Rumford Center and Miss Flora Akers of Augusta, also two sons, Mr. Webster Learned of Rumford and Henry of North Newry.

 

   He was a member of Cabot Lodge, K of P, and Veterans of the Civil War. Funeral took place Tuesday at Andover and burial was in the family lot.

Peter W. Learned, Jr., 1882 - 1960 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

 Funeral services for Peter Webster Learned [son of Peter W. and Ellen (Morse) Learned] were on February 22 [1960], at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Harold Yates officiating, followed by a Knights of Pythias service.

  Mr. Learned was a 50 year  member of the K. of P. The bearers were knights.

  Attending the service from out of town were Kaye Learned, Boston University, Boston, Mass.;  Joe Chabot, Omer LaPoint and Mrs. Valda Chabot, Livermore Falls; Grace LaPointe, Auburn; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Glover, Watertown, Mass.; Mrs. Sylvia Smith, Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Learned, Mr. and Mrs Albert Brooks, Walter Brooks, Laconia, N. H.; Vincent Walker, Annie MacDougall, Mae Lowell, Portland; Glenn Brooks and son-in-law, and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Puglese, South Portland; Mrs. Doris Brown, Mrs. Viola Luxton, Mrs. Albert Croteau, Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Lowell, Bethel; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Morton, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Morton, Mr. and Mrs. George Learned, Newry; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Mills, Charles Learned, Philip Learned of Andover; and Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Champe, New York.

  The body was placed in the tomb at the Sunnyside cemetery, burial to be held in the spring at the family lot in Andover.
 

Ray W. Learned, 1900 - 1993  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Ray W. Learned, 92, of Andover, died September 12, 1993 at his residence.

  He was born Nov. 3, 1900 in Andover, the son of William and Lucinda Keough Learned. He attended Andover schools through the eighth grade and was a resident of the community for all of his life.

  Learned owned and operated the family farm, where he had raised prized Hereford cattle.

  He married Laura Newton in Gorham, N.H. in July of 1954. She died on June 28, 1983 in Andover.

  Learned was a member of the Andover Congregational Church for many years and was very active in the church choir. He was an avid sportsman, especially in hunting, trapping and fishing.

  Survivors include a niece, three nephews and several grand nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services for Ray W. Learned are scheduled this Thursday, September 16, 1993 at 10 a.m. at the Andover Congregational Church.

  Pastor Jane Rich and Rev. E. Marriotte Churchill will officiate, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover. Arrangements are under the direction of Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford.

  Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Sisters of Charity Health System, Lifeline Center, P. O. Box 7291, Lewiston, ME 04243-7291.
 

Roberta (Thurston) Learned, 1915 - 1998  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  ANDOVER - Roberta T. Learned, 83, died Tuesday, June 2, [1998] at her home on Pine St., Andover. She had lived in the area all of her life.

  She was born in Bethel on Jan. 24, 1915 the daughter of Ray and Marna (Stevens) Thurston. She graduated from Andover High School and Lesley College in Boston with her degree in teaching.

   She was an elementary school teacher in kindergarten in Andover for many years and then the third grade teacher in Mexico for many years until her retirement after more than 30 years.

  For many years she was a very active member of Andover Congregational Church and the Ladies Aid of the church. She was active in the community and had served on the Andover Library Board. She was married in Northeast Harbor on May 6, 1938 to the late C. Thomas Learned who died in Rumford, on Feb. 19, 1991.

  She is survived by her children, Raylene Richard and fiancée Woodie Thibeau of Roxbury, Thomas and wife Kaye of Washburn, Mo., Gail Belanger and her husband Irvin of Caribou, Roberta Wright and her husband Peter of Gilford, N.H.; eight grandchildren, April Knox of Peru, Dale Richard of Andover, Rachel Richard of Portland, Liana Learned Hendrix of Washburn, Mo., Thomas Learned of Bella Vista, Ark., Trevor Learned of Seligman, Mo., Melissa Belanger Tracy of Gouldsboro, Heather Belanger of Tampa, Fla.; three great-grandchildren,  Angela Knox, Savannah Learned and Hannah Hendrix.  

Simon G. Learned, 1844-1915 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 3 & 10, 1915)

   Simon G. Learned [son of Silvanus and Nancy Morse Learned], a lifelong resident of this town, passed away at his home Tuesday afternoon, March 30 [1915]. Mr. Learned had been sick for a few weeks.

   The funeral was held at the Universalist Church Friday afternoon, April 3, Rev. Mr. Little of Bethel officiating. There was a very large attendance and beautiful flowers. Mr. Learned served in the Civil War and was a good citizen enjoying home life a great extent.

   He is survived by a widow [Louise Morse], four sons, Charles, Timothy and Chester of Andover, Daniel of Rangeley, three daughters, Mrs. John Gibbs, Mrs. Charles Morgan and Mrs. Edwin Hoyt, all of Andover. He leaves one brother, P.W. Learned of this town.

Sylvanus Learned, 1870-1924 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 24, 1924)

   The community was saddened Saturday morning to hear that, Sylvanus Learned, a prominent citizen of Andover, had passed away at the Central Maine General Hospital in Lewiston [May 18, 1924] following a surgical operation.

 

  Mr. Learned was born in Andover 54 years ago, the son of Peter W. Learned and Ellen Morse Learned. Besides his parents, surviving are his wife [Bertha Cutting], four daughters and a son; Mrs. Jesse Glover, Mrs. Kenneth Silver, Mrs. George Berringer, Miss Ruth Learned, a student at Andover High School, and Alfred, a grade school pupil. Also, two brothers and two sisters, Webster Learned and Mrs. George Kimball of Rumford, Henry Learned of North Newry and Flora Learned of this town.

 

 And to these sorrowing ones much sympathy is expressed. Mr. Learned was a kind-hearted, conscientious man, and a good neighbor. In his passing, the community has lost one whose place will be hard to fill. “A good man has gone to his reward.”

 

   Funeral services, which took place in the Congregational Church Tuesday, were largely attended. Rev. Chester Gore Miller from South Paris conducted the services. Cabot Lodge, K of P, of which he was a member, attended in a body and performed their impressive service. There were many beautiful flowers. Interment was at Woodlawn cemetery.

Timothy H. Learned, 1889 - 1965 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Timothy H. Learned, 76, of Maple Street, died Thursday [November 10, 1965] from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Medical Examiner Norman Jackson.

  Officials said Mr. [Learned] was found at 7:30 a.m. by his daughter, Mrs. Leon Akers, slumped on the running board of his pickup truck in his garage.

  He was born here Sept. 5, 1889, son of Simon and Louise Morse Learned. He was employed as a lumberman and road contractor.

  Mr. Learned was a veteran of World War I and was a member of Napoleon Ouellette Post, AL, Veterans of World War I; the National Rifle Association and Cabot Lodge K of P.

 His wife was the late Verna Campbell.

 Surviving besides his daughter are a brother, Chester of Andover, and two grandchildren.

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

Wilma Learned, 1905-1908 (From the Rumford falls Times, June 6, 1908)

 

   The funeral of Wilma, the little daughter of Sylvanus Learned, who died on the 26th of May at  the age of about three years, was held at their home Thursday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Derrick spoke words of comfort to the bereaved family. The flowers were many and beautiful.

George A. Libby, Jr., 1943 – 2005 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 25, 2005)

   RUMFORD – George A. Libby, 61, died on May 21, 2005 at the Rumford Hospital.  He was a resident of the East Andover Road in East Andover.

   Born in Portland on July 13, 1943, he was a son of Earnest and Harriet (Johnson) Libby.  He attended schools in Westbrook.

   He served in the US Navy aboard the U.S.S Wasp from 1960 to 1964.  He worked for S.D Warren Paper Co. as a Millwright and Specialized Boiler maker.

   He enjoyed motorcycles, boating and traveling and was known for his love of cats and his dog, Tojo.

   He was married in Andover on May 1, 2004 to Donna Meisner, who survives of Andover.

   Other survivors include a son, George Libby, Jr., of Portland; a daughter, Leslie Zales of Lexington, MA; his mother, Harriet Libby of Westbrook; a sister, Evangeline Libby of Alturas, CA; a brother, Harold Libby of Harrison; four granddaughters, Amelia Libby, Grace, Jessica and Elizabeth Zales; and many nieces and nephews.

Brock Lindeman, 1982 - 1985  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   ANDOVER - Brock Lindeman, 2, died Saturday [October 12, 1985] in a fire at his home on Newton Street in Andover.

   He was born in Michigan, Dec. 27, 1982, the son of Dennis and Leslie Bean Lindeman.

   He is survived by his father, Dennis Lindeman of Onstead, Mich.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bean Jr., maternal grandmother, Mrs. Berta Olson, and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Grace Olson, all of Bethel; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Evelyn Lindeman of Onstead, Mich.; paternal step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Deanis of Andover; paternal step-great-grandmother, Mrs. Eleanor Deanis Ames of Mexico; paternal step-great-great-grandfather, Omer Spidell of Mexico; and maternal step-great-grandmother, Mrs. Marie Lang of Andover. Those who also died in the fire were his mother and stepfather, Leslie and Randall Deanis and a brother, Bronson Lindeman.
 

Bronson Lindeman, 1981 - 1985 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Bronson Lindeman, 3, died Saturday [October 12, 1985] in a fire at his home, on Newton Street in Andover.

  He was born in Michigan, Nov. 28, 1981, the son of Dennis and Leslie Bean Lindeman.

  He is survived by his father, Dennis Lindeman of Onstead, Mich.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bean. Jr., maternal grandmother, Mrs. Berta Olson, and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Grace Olson, all of Bethel; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Evelyn Lindeman of Onstead, Mich.; paternal step-grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Deanis of Andover; paternal step-great-grandmother, Mrs. Eleanor Deanis Ames of Mexico; paternal step-great-great-grandfather, Omer Spidell of Mexico; and maternal step-great-grandmother, Mrs. Marie Lang of Andover. Those who also died in the fire were his mother and stepfather, Leslie and Randall Deanis, and a brother, Brock Lindeman.
 

Clifford Littlehale, 1919 - 1987 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

ANDOVER - Clifford Littlehale, 65, died Wednesday [April 25, 1987] at the Market Square Health Facility in South Paris.

  He had resided in Andover all of his life. He was born in Andover, April 7, 1919, the son of Roscoe and Ervena Cole Littlehale. He graduated from Andover High School. He was employed for more than 30 years at the Stowell’s Silk and Spool Mill at Bryant Pond, until his retirement in 1981.

  He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Frederick (Edith) Martin of Indianapolis, Ind.; and four brothers, Edward, Ellis and Ray, all of Andover, and Clinton of Jacksonville, Fla.

Edward S. Littlehale, 1930-2009 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, August 20, 2009)

   Edward S. Littlehale, 79, of Littlehale Road, North Andover, Maine, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, Maine with his family at his side.

   He was born in Rumford Corner, Maine, on July 24, 1930, the son of Roscoe and Ervena (Cole) Littlehale. He graduated from Andover High School Class of 1948. Edward worked as a woodsman most of his life and was employed by Richard Pelletier in Andover, Maine for many years until his retirement in 1993.

   He was a former member of the Mundt-Allen American Legion Post in Bethel; he was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting and fishing.

   He was married in Rumford, Maine on Aug. 31, 1955 to the former Madeline P. Sawyer, who survives of North Andover, Maine. Other survivors include a brother, Clinton Littlehale and wife, Barbara of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Edith Martin of Indianapolis, Ind.; and was predeceased by brothers, James, Ellis, Clifford and Ray Littlehale.

   Funeral services were held at Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, with Pastor Kenneth Wagstaff officiating. Interment was at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, Maine. Those who desire , please contribute to the N.E.R.R (Norwegian Elkhound Rescue & Referral), c/o Eileen Kaplan, 4 Madonn Street, Natick, MA 01760-3011 in his memory. Condolences may be shared at www.meaderandson.com.
 

Edward S. Littlehale 1930 – 2009 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal)

   NORWAY — Edward S. Littlehale, 79, of Littlehale Road, North Andover, died Saturday, Aug. 15, at Stephens Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.

   He was born in Rumford Corner, July 24, 1930, the son of Roscoe and Ervena (Cole) Littlehale. He graduated from Andover High School, Class of 1948. He worked as a woodsman most of his life and was employed for Richard Pelletier in Andover for many years until retirement in 1993.

   He was a former member of the Mundt-Allen American Legion Post in Bethel; he was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting and fishing

   He was married in Rumford on Aug. 31, 1955 to the former Madeline P. Sawyer, who survives of North Andover. Other survivors include a brother, Clinton Littlehale and wife, Barbara, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a sister, Edith Martin of Indianapolis, Ind.

   He was predeceased by brothers, James, Ellis, Clifford and Ray Littlehale.

Ellis F. Littlehale, 1917 - 1990  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Ellis F. Littlehale, 73, died Tuesday [July 31, 1990] at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

  He was born at Andover June 29, 1917, the son of Roscoe and Ervena Cole Littlehale, attended schools there and resided on Littlehale Road in North Andover all his life. He was a woodsman and farmer, having worked for Gerald Harrington as a wood cutter many years, retiring in 1980.

  He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Frederick (Edith) Martin of Indianapolis, Ind.; and three brothers, Ray and Edward Littlehale, both of Andover, and Clinton Littlehale of Jacksonville, Fla.

  Funeral services Friday at Meader and Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford with Rev. Donald Grover officiating. Interment at Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.

Hannah (Marston) Littlehale, 1854-1926 (From the Rumford Falls Times, August 14, 1926)

 

   The funeral services of Mrs. Hannah Marston Littlehale, widow of the late James B. Littlehale [and daughter of Samuel Jr. and Lucinda Cutting Marston], took place at her late home Sunday afternoon and were largely attended. Rev. Gardner Wills, pastor of the Rumford Center Methodist Church, conducted the services.

 

James B. Littlehale, 1857-1923 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 31, 1923)

   James B. Littlehale died Friday [March 23, 1923] at his home after a few days illness developing into pneumonia which was the immediate cause of his death. Mr. Littlehale was born in Grafton, ME, 66 years ago but has been a prominent resident of Andover for the past 48 years. He was well-known and had a large number of friends. He was a member of Lone Mountain Grange, being at one time master of that order.

 

   Besides his widow [Hannah Marston], he leaves one daughter, Mrs. E.C. [Maggie] Stuart, and one son, Roscoe Littlehale, both of Andover, also three sisters, Mrs. Abbie Marston of Andover, and Mrs. George Cutting and Mrs. Fred Abbott, both of South Paris. Funeral services were held Sunday at his late home, attended by a large number of his relatives and friends, conducted by Rev. C.W. Robinson. There were many beautiful flowers. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery

Learned G. Littlehale Sr., 1944 - 1999  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  LEWISTON - Learned G. Littlehale Sr, 55, of 135 Main St., Andover, died Friday, May 14, [1999] at CMMC.

  Born in Hartford, Conn., March 31, 1944, the son of Ray and Natalie (Glover) Littlehale. He was educated at Andover High School and graduated in 1962. He entered the Army and was given an honorable discharge in 1968.

  He married Carol A. Derouche on Nov. 8, 1969, but unfortunately, they divorced after 26 years of marriage. They had the opportunity to heal their relationship and became good friends. He worked in the woods for several loggers, then at Andover Wood Products for several years. He has worked for Boise Cascade Paper Co. since 1984 and retired from Mead Paper Co. in 1999, because of his illness.

  He fought a courageous battle for over a year against a cancerous brain tumor. He was always positive, even when the doctors gave him a prognosis of six months to live. He always said, "I'm going to beat this" and doctors were baffled when he was supposed to be in a wheelchair, and he was walking down the street with his cane called "stick." "Stick" was always dressed for the latest holiday, which made everyone smile.

  His biggest enjoyment was his children. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and they spent a lot of time playing with "PaPa."

  His passion was gardening and then giving the vegetables away. He loved being outdoors, whether it be cross-country skiing, chopping wood or snowplowing his neighbors driveways, mowing the lawn or walking. He was a kind man and enjoyed helping others.

  He became a Christian, when he was baptized at the Andover First Congregational Church, last spring. His faith in God was such that he never felt alone. He always said, "this battle is being fought by a lot of people, not just me." He received great comfort in reading his Bible and attending church on Sundays. He was an inspiration to all who met him.

  He is survived by his children, a daughter and son-in law, Bobbi Lynn and Mike Godin of Rumford; two sons, Learned Grady, Jr. of Rumford and Matthew P. of Andover; his mother, and a sister Phyllis Spaulding both of Andover; a brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Lois Littlehale of Marietta, Pa.; three grandchildren, Jordan, Ryan, and Nicholas Godin of Rumford; his uncle, Edward Littlehale and spouse Madeline; his friend, Carol Littlehale; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Ray.

Leslie N. Littlehale  Abt. 1863-1929 From the Rumford Falls Times, November 8, 1930)

   Word was received by relatives of the sudden death of Leslie N. Littlehale, aged 66, Friday, November 1 [1930], at his home on Union Street, Rockland.

   Mr. Littlehale was a former president of the Rockland Board of Trade, and for many years in the wholesale grain business. He had serves three years in the Rockland Board of Alderman and had been the Democratic nominee for mayor. He was a Mason and an Elk.

   He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Jesse Jones, of Southbridge, Mass., and a nephew, Roger L. Thurston, who resides in town.

 

Madeline P. Littlehale, 1939 – 2010 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, August 12, 2010)

RUMFORD – Madeline P. Littlehale, 71, of Littlehale Road, North Andover, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the Rumford Hospital in Rumford, with loved ones by her side.

   She was born in Rumford Center on July 19, 1939, a daughter of Lester and Leona (Peare) Sawyer and attended Rumford schools.

   Madeline had been employed by the U.S. Forestry Service as a C.E.S.E.P. worker for several years. She was a member of the Rumford Grange. She especially enjoyed doing her arts and crafts, especially needlepoint and quilting.

   She was married in Rumford on Aug. 31, 1955, to Edward S. Littlehale, who died in Norway, Aug. 15, 2009.

   Survivors include a sister, Ina A. Sawyer of Chelsea; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Natalie I. (Glover) Littlehale 1924- 2010 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, February 10, 2010)

ANDOVER - Natalie I. Littlehale, 85, died on February 2, 2010 at the Hospice House in Auburn.  She was a resident of Wyman Hill Road in Andover.

  Born in Andover on July 12, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Winnifred (Learned) Glover. She was a graduate of Andover High School. She worked for several area Saw and Dowell Mills until her retirement. She was a former member of the Andover Grange.

  She was married in Harrington, Kansas to Ray H. Littlehale, who died in Rumford on September 25, 1998.

  Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Simmons and her husband, Leon of Andover, a son, Leon Littlehale and his wife, Lois of Marietta, PA; a sister, Christine Ladd of East Andover; a brother, Sylvanus Glover of East Andover; grandchildren, Bobbi Godin of West Paris, Grady Littlehale of Dixfield, Matthew Littlehale of Andover, Natalie Littlehale of Pennsylvania, Albert Littlehale of Pennsylvania, Victor Littlehale of Pennsylvania, Audra Strom of Pennsylvania, Scott Spaulding of Rumford and Brian Spaulding of Rumford; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Jordan, Ryan, Nicholas, Zachary, Kaliegh, Baily, Lillie, Sarah, Sabrina, Brianna, Benjamin, Sammie, Elijah, Jasper and Mia; and one great-great-grandson, Alexander.

  She was predeceased by her husband; parents; a son, Learned Littlehale Sr.; two sisters, Editha Aldrich and Virginia Salisbury; and a brother, Harold Glover. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Ray Littlehale, 1923 - 1998  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  RUMFORD - Ray H. Littlehale, 75, died Friday, Sept. 25, [1998] at the Rumford Community Hospital. He was a resident of North Andover and had lived in the area all his life.

  The son of Roscoe and Ervena (Cole) Littlehale, he was born in Andover on May 27, 1923, and graduated from the Andover High School, class of 1941. During World War II he served as an Army Staff Sergeant with the 2nd Bombardment Squadron, 1st Bombardment Group (CACW) from March 26, 1943 to Jan. 20, 1946. A woodsman most of his life, he had worked for Richard Pelletier for many years in the Andover area and retired in the late 1980s. He was a member of the Chenery-Dyment Post 199, American Legion, West Peru. He was married in Harrington, Kan., on Sept. 7, 1944.

  Survivors include his wife of North Andover; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Spaulding of Andover; two sons, Learned Littlehale Sr. of Andover and Leon and his wife, Lois Littlehale, of Marietta, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Frederick (Edith) Martin of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, Edward Littlehale and his wife, Madeline, of Andover and Clinton Littlehale and his wife, Barbara, of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 

Hanson E. "Hank" Lohnes, 1882 - 1954  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

ANDOVER - Hanson E. Lohnes, 71, died [August 23, 1954] at his home, Main Street, after an illness of a year.

He was born Dec. 6, 1882, in New Germany, N. S., son of James I. and Susan Lantz Lohnes. A farmer, he was a member of Lone Mountain Grange.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. William Ellis and Mrs. Ralph Thurston; a brother, Roy, all of  Andover; and several nieces and nephews.

Services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Congregational Church, Andover. Rev. Harold R. Yates will officiate. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery.

James I. Lohnes, 1850 – 1925 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, January 31, 1925)

   Mr. James Lohnes passed away at the McCarthy Hospital (Rumford) Friday after a short illness of blood poisoning. Mr. Lohnes was a former resident of Andover and is survived by two sons and two daughters, Hanson and Roy of Byron, and Mrs. Ralph Thurston of this town and Mrs. William Ellis of Bemis.

   His age was 74.

   Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. W. Robinson.  There were many beautiful floral tributes.

   Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery.   

Robert W. Lohnes, 1908-1909 (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 16, 1909)

 

    Little Robert, the eight-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lohnes, who has been sick with pneumonia, died at Milton Hotel on Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Lohnes have the sympathy of their many friends. The funeral was held Tuesday conducted by Rev. T. H. Derrick.

Sarah (Andrews) (Ladd) Lohnes, 1850-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 16, 1918)

 

  Died in Mexico March 6, [1918], Sarah H., wife of James L. Lohnes. She was born in Rumford Nov. 19, 1850, and was the daughter of J.R. and Mary S. Andrews. In early life she moved with her parents to Andover, where she resided until she became the wife of Henry Ladd, of Saco, where they lived for a time, later returning to a clearing in the wilderness of Roxbury, where they wrested from the forest one of the best farms in the vicinity, now occupied by their son, John. From this union, 13 children were born of whom nine were boys and three girls survive (one having passed in infancy).

 

   Henry Ladd died Jan. 13, 1902. In 1916 Mrs. Ladd became the wife of James L. Lohnes who survives her. Mrs. Lohnes commanded the respect of all who knew her. Funeral services were held at the Cong’l Church, Andover, march 10, Rev. J.N. Atwood officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Florence A. Lovejoy, 1898 - 1991 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  WEST PARIS - Florence A. Lovejoy, 94, died Saturday [December 12, 1992] at the Ledgeview Nursing Home, West Paris, where she had resided since Feb. 11, 1991. She was formerly a resident of Mexico, Rumford and the Andover areas, where she had lived all of her life.

  Born in Andover, Oct. 1, 1898, she was the daughter of Charles and Rebecca Swain Lovejoy. She had worked on the family farm for many years and had been a former member of the Lone Mountain Grange in Andover, the Rumford Center and the New Pomona Grange.

  She is survived by several cousins.

Henry B. Lovejoy, 1830-1912 (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 4, 1913)

 

   Henry B. Lovejoy died with pneumonia Monday morning, Dec. 30th [1912] at the home of Joseph Morton. Mr. Lovejoy was past 80 years of age. He is survived by one daughter [Martha] and four sons [Wirt, Pearl, Philip and Clayton]. Funeral service was at the Universalist Church Wednesday afternoon by Rev. R.L. Packard.

 

Martha S. (Learned) Lovejoy, 1838-1904 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 5, 1904)

 

   On February 24 [1904] occurred the death of Mrs. Henry A. Lovejoy. She suffered a stroke of paralysis a few days before from which she never rallied. Her son, Forrest Jones, arrived before his mother died. Mrs. Lovejoy was formerly Martha Learned, daughter of Sylvanus [and Nancy Morse] Learned. Her sister, Mrs. Sally Akers, died just a year ago.

 

   Miss Learned first married Waldo Jones who left her a young widow with one child. She then married Charles Morton who left her with three children [probably Herbert, Joseph and Jessie]. Her third husband was Mr. Lovejoy who survives her. The funeral services were attended by Rev. O.B. Hannaford from the Universalist Church, Feb. 26 at 2 P.M. Beautiful flowers were sent by the Knights of Pythias and the King’s Daughters. Mrs. Lovejoy was a kind neighbor, a devoted mother and a friend to all in need. She will be missed.

 

Olie Lovejoy, 1888-1930 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 11, 1930)

 

   Funeral services for Mrs. Olie Lovejoy, widow of the late Owen Lovejoy, were held at the Congregational Church, Tuesday, conducted by Rev. James Renfrew. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Philip Abbott Lovejoy, 1866-1931 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, July 16, 1931)

 

   The funeral of Philip Abbott Lovejoy was held Friday morning from the Rumford Center church at 10 o’clock, Rev. Hervey Holt, Universalist minister, Hiram, a cousin of Mr. Lovejoy, officiating.

 

   The Oxford Bear Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Hanover, of which Mr. Lovejoy was a member for 30 years, conducted the service. Members of Cabot Lodge, K. of  P., Andover, of which Mr. Lovejoy was a former member, attended, also numerous friends from Hanover, Andover and Rumford.

 

 His three brothers, Wirt F. Lovejoy, and wife, Andover, Pearl S. Lovejoy, Laconia, N. H., and Clayton H., of Chichester, N. H., and his only sister, Mrs. Martha Frances Jones, Concord, N. H. were present at the services, also Mrs. Lovejoy’s sister, Mrs. Louis LaDuke, husband, and daughters, Jacquelyn, Bucksport, and Mrs. Ernest Bell, Littleton, N. H.

 

   Pall bearers were the brothers of Mr. Lovejoy and I. E. Mills of Andover. Burial was at Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.

 

Rebecca (Davis) Lovejoy, 1867-1907 (Obituary from the Rumford falls Times, November 24, 1906)

 

   Mrs. Charles Lovejoy passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11 after an illness of  but a few days. Funeral services were held Saturday by Rev. Mr. Fisher of Mexico. A large congregation was present to pay their last respects to the deceased and extend their sympathies to the bereaved family.

 

   Mrs. Lovejoy leaves a husband, two young daughters [Eva and Florence], father and mother, several brothers and sisters, and a large circle of more distant relatives.

 

Harry Lowe, 1888-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, October 5, 1918)

   The remains of Harry Lowe who died in Somerville, Mass. last Saturday of Spanish Influenza were brought to Andover, Monday, Sept. 30 [1918]. Prayers were held at Woodlawn Cemetery where the body was interred.

 

L. R. Lowe, 1849-1910 (From the Rumford Falls Times, July 9, 1910)

 

   L. R. “Romanzo” Lowe, who had been in the trade here for the past year, died on Saturday [July 2, 1910] after a few weeks illness. [The 1900 US Census has a Romanzo C. Lowe living in Buckfield] [He was born 8 Feb 1849 to Lysander and Sarah Jane Gammon Lowe.]

  Theresa M. (Theriault) Lozier, 1919 – 2006 (Obituary from The Bethel Citizen, January 19, 2006)

   Theresa Theriault Lozier, born in Rumford Oct. 28, 1919, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 with her family at her side.

   She lived her life in Rumford, the last three years in Andover with her son.

   She is survived by her son, George Lozier of Andover; daughters, Elena Ledge and husband of Sumner, Alice Lozier and partner of Topsham, Lillian Hoyt and husband of Temple; stepsons Philip Lozier and wife of New York and Leo Lozier Jr., of Florida. She also had several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Lozier Sr.; and stepson Roger Lozier of Chicago.

   It is requested that any remembrances be made to the American Hear Association, 343 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04108.

Catherine E. (Gerrish) Luce, 1913 - 1988 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Catherine E. Luce, 74, died Tuesday [July 12, 1988] at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway.

  She was born at Chesterville, Sept. 18, 1913, to Ralph and Florence Wheeler Gerrish. She was a cook at Lakewood Camps at Middle Dam, South Arm, until her retirement in 1973. She was married in Brunswick in 1946 to the late Arthur Luce.

  She is survived by two sons, Ralph King of Pittsfield, N.H., and Vaughn Jacobs of Chula Vista, Calif:; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Galarneau of Roxbury and Mrs. Eva Hutchins of Pemaquid Point; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

  At the family's request, there are no public calling hours, but friends are invited to attend graveside services which will be held at a later date. Arrangements under direction of Meader and Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford. Those who desire may contribute to Andover Congregational Church, Andover, in memory of Mrs. Catherine Luce.
 

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