Andover Obituaries Beginning with "M"

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Thelma K. (Roberts) MacKinnon, 1904 - Abt. 1988  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  DIXFIELD - Thelma K.  MacKinnon, 83, widow of Peter MacKinnon, died unexpectedly Tuesday [June 6, 1988], at her home on Bradley Street.

  She was born Sept. 30, 1904, in Andover, the daughter of Whitney and Gertrude Barrett Roberts. She was educated in Andover schools, graduated from Andover High School with the class of 1921 as class valedictorian. A resident of Rumford for most of her life, she had made her home in Dixfield for the past eight years. Mrs. MacKinnon was a communicant at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Her husband of 53 years, Peter MacKinnon, died in March, 1980.

  Survivors include two sons, Herbert MacKinnon of Rumford and John MacKinnon of West Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Beverly) Desroches of Dixfield, and Norma Donovan of Southboro, Mass.; a sister, Miss Carolyn Roberts of Dixfield; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. MacKinnon was predeceased by a daughter, Margaret Perez, in May, 1965.

  Funeral Fri. 10 a.m. St. Joseph’s Church, Dixfield. Burial St. John’s Cemetery, Rumford.

Dr. Teresa (Royer) MacKnight, 1953 - 2010

ANDOVER — Dr. Teresa “Terri” Royer MacKnight, 57, died Sunday, Aug. 15, peacefully at her home in Andover.

  She was born in Lewisburg, Pa., March 25, 1953, the daughter of Russell and Louise Royer. She graduated from Lewisburg High School, Lewisburg, Pa., Class of 1971, and received her doctorate of osteopathic medicine, Des Moines University in Iowa in 1979.

  Dr. MacKnight practiced medicine in Hollywood, Fla., Seattle, Wash., Negley, Ohio and Beaver, Pa., before moving to Maine in 1990. She practiced medicine in Rumford until being disabled by neurologic lyme disease. She was one of the founders of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society and the society’s first president in 1999.

  As a lecturer and author, she strived to help the medical community and the public to recognize, treat and prevent Lyme Disease. Her desire to help others also took her to Barrow, Alaska; American Samoa and into rural areas, where she was able to help those without access to medical care.

  Terri was a loving mother who treasured the time she spent with her son Michael and was delighted to see the wonderful young man he has grown into. He was the apple of her eye. She was known as a compassionate physician and a good friend to many who knew her.

  Terri enjoyed gardening, skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing, snorkeling, biking, hiking, and wilderness camping. When not outside, she could be found in the kitchen, where she enjoyed cooking for her family. Some of her fondest memories were those spent at camp with family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling and exploring new areas.

  Surviving are her son, Michael and his father, Dirk MacKnight, of Andover; mother and father, Russell and Louise Royer of New Columbia, Pa.; brother, Rod Royer of Salt Point, N.Y.; and sister, Robin Yost of Milton, Pa.

  Friends may sign the guest book and share memories online at www.meaderandson.com.

Yvonne A. (Lariviere) MacLean, 1915-2007 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 5, 2007)

COCOA, FL — Yvonne A. (Lariviere) MacLean, 92, died on Nov. 19, 2007 in Cocoa, FL.

 

  Formerly from Shrewsbury, MA, she was the wife of the late Dr. Duncan P. MacLean.

 

   She was a member of the Eastern Star, an avid contract bridge player, and was involved with many volunteer activities in Florida.

 

   She spent many summers in Andover, ME with her daughter, Patricia, and family, and enjoyed her time with the grandchildren. She was a great cook and her recipes have been passed down as family traditions.

 

   She is survived by a brother, Aimee Lariviere of Warwick, RI; a sister, Annette Branco of New Bedford, MA; three children, Patricia Wyman-Learned of Windham, Duncan MacLean of Worcester, MA, and Wendy MacLean of Shrewsbury, MA; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

    A memorial service will be held in the summer in Andover, ME with the Rev. Ronald Ashworth officiating.
 

E. Faye (Dresser) MacLeod, 1903 - 1992  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - E. Faye MacLeod, 89, died Tuesday [August 18, 1992] at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston. She had lived in Auburn the past few years and was formerly of Portland, Andover and Bucksport.

  She was born in Andover June 25, 1903, the daughter of Charles and Olive Field Dresser. She graduated from Andover High School in the class of 1922 and attended Gorham Normal School and the University of Maine at Orono. She was an elementary school teacher in Bucksport for 37 years and for many Maine town schools until her retirement in 1970. She was a member of the Bucksport Literary Club, Andover Congregational Church, a former member of Rebekah Lodge, the Act Club, the Oxford Grange and the Teachers Club.

  She is survived by six nieces, Mrs. Frances Kerchner of Wellesley, Mass., Mrs. Joyce Birch of Washington, VT., Mrs. Maxine Thurston of Brandon, Vt., Mrs. Beverly Swan and Mrs. Linda Percival, both of Andover, and Mrs. Julie Gribbon of Hatfield, PA.
 

  Robert C. MacLeod, 1902 - 1982  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Robert C. MacLeod, 80, died Friday [May 14, 1982] at the Maine Medical Center, Portland.

  He was born in Patton  on May 4, 1902, the son of Elex and Emma Bates Cunningham. He had resided at Eastern Prom for the past 45 years and was formerly a resident of Bucksport for many years. He graduated from Bangor High School, class of 1922; the Coburn Classical Institute, Waterville; and the Bryant Stratton Business College, Boston, Mass. He had been employed at St. Regis Co., Bucksport, for more than 37 years as assistant purchasing agent, until his retirement in 1962. He was a member of the Elm Street Congregational Church, the Felicity Lodge AF & AM, the Royal Arch Masons, St. John’s Commandery, and was a former member of the Bucksport Lions Club.

  He was married in South Paris in May 1939 to the former Faye Dresser, who survives of Portland. Surviving are one nephew and several nieces.

  Private services will be held at the family’s convenience at Meader and Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, with Rev. Norman Rust officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

Mae (Farrington) (Chenery) Maddix, 1909 – 2003  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal March 13, 2003)

SOUTH PARIS — Mae Maddix, 93, of South Paris, died Tuesday, March 11, at Market Square Health Care Center.

  She was born in E. Andover [August 11, 1909] to Olney and Dorcas Harding Farrington. She lived in E. Andover until 1960 when she moved to Norway, working in the dietary department at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

  After retirement she returned to E. Andover to care for a sister-in-law, Muriel Farrington. In 1998 she moved to South Paris where she lived with her son until her death. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in South Paris.

  Her loves were quilting, cooking, knitting, raising flowers and nurturing her numerous children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was married to Wilbur H. Chenery in 1929, he died in 1934. She later married F. Edmund Maddix in 1942, he died in 1973. She was dearly loved and will be missed greatly.

  She is survived by three daughters, Pearl Elliott and her husband Robert of Dixfield, Ruth Sherwood and her husband Ralph of Black, Ala., and Bernice Kehn and her husband Ted of Norway; a son, Sherman and his wife Diane of South Paris; a daughter-in-law, Jeanette Chenery of Andover; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

  She was predeceased by two brothers, Francis Farrington and Lester Farrington; a sister, Eva Chenery; a son, Wilbur Chenery; two grandchildren, Harold Elliott and Elwin Chenery; and a great-grandchild, Michael Cuff.

Sherman F. Maddix 1948 – 2006

 

 

  SOUTH PARIS - Sherman F. Maddix, 58, died at home and went to God with his loving wife and family by his side Sunday, June 4, [2006] after suffering complications from cancer.

  He was born to Francis Edmund and Hannah Mae (Farrington) Maddix at Rumford Hospital on April 29, 1948. On Feb. 19, 1983, he married the love of his life, "his Princess" and soul mate, Diane Lynn Johnson. He attended schools in Andover, and then Oxford Hills, where he graduated high school. He graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 1971, with a rank of Third Mate Engineer. He worked on the oil rigs off the coast of Corpus Christi, Texas, in the early 1980s.

  He had a carpentry business for several years before working at Bancroft Contracting Corp., and Wahlco Industries, Lewiston, as stock room manager at the time of his diagnosis with cancer in 1994.

  He is survived by his deeply devoted and loving wife of 23 years; his son, Scott Maddix of South Paris; two sisters, Bernice Kehn and husband, Ted, of Norway and Pearl Elliot and husband, Robert, of Dixfield; his son, Toby Guilford and companion, Carolyn Johnson and a daughter, Tara Smith and husband, Bo, all of Norway; and his dog, Digger.

  He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Wilbur Chenery; a sister, Ruth (Chenery) Sherwood; and his beloved dogs, Buster and Bonney.

 

Michael Mailloux, 1948 – 1951 (Obituary from an unidentified local newspaper)

  ANDOVER – Michael Mailloux, 3 year old son of high school Principal and Mrs. Donald Mailloux, died of head injuries shortly after being struck by a truck operated by Anthony Jannace, Sr., High Street, Rumford, in the driveway of the Vard Perkins home, on Pine Street, Saturday morning [May 26, 1951].

  The child’s parents and others who had been standing near the truck absolved Mr. Jannace of blame. He had asked whether or not children were out of the way before he started up the truck, said County Attorney Sheldon Noyes, who conducted investigation of the accident.

  Mr. Jannace was in Andover peddling fruit. Leo Carrier, normally was the driver, Attorney Noyes said he was told.

  The youngster was first taken to the Whitehaven Convalescent Home, then from there to the Rumford Community Hospital. He died shortly after arrival.

  Michael M. Mailloux, the son of Donald and Lucy A. Herrick Mailloux, was born in Rumford September 24, 1948. Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, Bruce Alexander, age one and one-half years; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mailloux, Wellesley, Mass, and Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Herrick, Blue Hill.

  Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational Church, Monday, Rev. C. C. Salisbury officiated. Burial was at the Seaside Cemetery, Blue Hill.

  Pall bearers were Andover High Seniors, Allen Bodwell, Robert Spidell, Herschel Hall, Owen Morton.

Marion (Learned) Mansfield, 1901 - 1992  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   LEWISTON - Mrs. Marion L. Mansfield, 91, formerly of Andover, died Dec. 20 [1992] at Montello Manor Nursing Home in Lewiston.

   She was born Dec. 27, 1901 in Andover, the daughter of Lavinia Pilgrim, England, and George R. Learned of Andover. She was married to Richard R. Mansfield of New York City, who died in 1962.

   Surviving are three daughters, Betty Eddy of Rumney, N.H., Edith Knowlton of Leesburg, Fla., and June Mansfield of Peaks Island; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grand children. A daughter, Vera Colligan of Tucson, Ariz., died in 1962, and a brother, Philip Learned Sr. of Andover, is also deceased.
 

Richard R. Mansfield, 1891 - 1962  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Richard R. Mansfield, 70, formerly of Andover, died in Tampa Fla., Thursday [no date given] after an extended illness.

  He was born in New York City, May 26, 1891, the son of Alma and Horace Mansfield.

  He was a member of the Robert Shand VFW Post, and Blazing Star Lodge of Masons, Rumford.

  He is survived by his widow, the former Marion Learned of Andover, now of Tampa, four daughters, Mrs. Vera Colligan of Honolulu, Mrs. Betty Wheet of Rumney, N. H., Mrs. Edith Light of Milford, Conn., and Mrs. June Van Diver of Pelham, N. H., and a sister, Miss Edith Mansfield of Yonkers, N. Y.

Arthur H. Manzer, Sr., 1931 - 2004  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 1, 2004

 

 CANTON - Arthur H. Manzer, Sr., 73, of Dixfield, died on Nov. 21, 2004, at Victorian Villa, Canton, where he received wonderful care since moving there in April of this year.

 

    He was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Andover, a son of Francis L. and Melvina (Delmonte) Manzer. He attended local schools and received his GED in Rumford. He was a member of the National Guard and will be remembered as a good natured, hard working man who dedicated his life's work to working in the woods of the Western Maine Mountains that he called home.

 

He was a hunter and especially cherished times spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

    He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lula Marie (Blodgett) Manzer of Dixfield; two sons, Arthur H. Manzer, Jr., "Rocky" and wife, Cindy  of Peru and John Crawford and wife, Lucille of Dixfield; a daughter, Nancy Doughty and husband, Bruce of Moreno, CA.; two sisters, Cynthia Stevens and husband, Joseph of NH and Jesse Rivard of Lewiston; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Francis L. Manzer, 1928-1972  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, January 20, 1972)

 

  LAWRENCE, MASS. – Francis L. Manzer, 43, of 30 Foster Street, died Saturday, January 15, as the result of an industrial accident at the P. T. Brakelining Mfg. Co. in Lawrence.

 

  Mr. Manzer was born in Andover, Me., September 15, 1928, the son of Francis L. and Melvina Lamonte Manzer. He had resided in Lawrence for the past three years and he was a veteran of the Korean War.

 

  He is survived by his wife, Theresa Ames; one son, Francis R. Manzer; three daughters, Miss Pamela Manzer, Miss Mary Manzer and Miss Aprel Manzer, all of Lawrence, Mass.; two brothers, Henry of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Arthur of Dixfield, Me.; four sisters, Mrs. Clara West of Gray, Me.; Mrs. Melvina Hutchinson of New Hampshire; Mrs. Cynthia Steven of Marlboro, Mass., and Mrs. Jessie Rivard of Bridgeport, Conn.

 

Gertrude Manzer, 1916-1930 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 21, 1930)

 

   The death of Miss Gertrude Manzer, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Manzer, of Andover, occurred Tuesday of last week [March 11, 1930] at her home on Upton Road, after a few weeks illness with heart trouble.

 

   Miss Manzer was 14 years of age and was born in Andover. She was a pupil in the grammar school. Surviving are her parents and several brothers and sisters.

 

   Funeral services were held in the Congregational Church Thursday morning of last week, with Rev. James Renfrew officiating. The children of the school which she attended were present. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Abbie (Littlehale) Marston, Abt. 1862-1927 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 16, 1927)

 

   Mrs. Abbie Littlehale Marston, widow of the late Samuel Warren Marston [and daughter of William and Mary Littlehale], passed away Monday [April 11, 1927] at the home of her son, Stephen Marston after several weeks of ill health. Her age was nearly 75 years.

 

Angelina P. (Turgeon) Marston, 1891 – 1947 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 20, 1947)

 

   Mrs. Angelina Marston, 55, widow of Henry Marston, died at [Rumford] Community Hospital  Sunday [March 16, 1947]. She resided at 469 Virgin Street [Rumford].

 

   A native of Sherbrooke, Canada, Mrs. Marston was the daughter of Peter and Lucy Turgeon. She came to this country as an infant and has always made her home here.

 

   She is survived by four children, Donald E. Marston, Needham, Mass., Corporal David H. Marston, U.S. Army, Ft. Lewis, Wash.  Maurice D. and Agnes Marston, both of Rumford; four brothers, Fred, Albert, Adelard and Philip Turgeon, all of Crystal Springs, Saskatchewan, Canada; a sister, Mrs. Adelaide Merrill, Rumford, and one grandchild.

 

Ann Matilda (West)  Marston, 1829-1913 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 22, 1913)

   Died in Andover, Thursday, March 18, [1913], Mrs. Ann Matilda Marston, widow of Abel O. Marston, aged 74, years, 9 mos. Mrs. Marston was the daughter of John and Arvilla (Amos) West and had lived in Andover since her marriage. Deceased was of a mild, sunny disposition, ever ready to assist with sympathy and loving care when ever needed, participating in her own large family where she will be much missed as well as by her friends and neighbors. She was a member of the Universalist Church. She is survived by seven children; Leander Marston with whom she has made her home, Mrs. Frank ]Nellie] Gordon, Mrs. B.L. [Beckie] Akers, Mrs. Frank Knox, Mrs. Nora Merrill, all of Andover, Mrs. E.A. Hall of Monmouth and Walter Marston of Canton

 Byard E. Marston, 1909 - 1983  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   Byard E. Marston of North Andover died Sunday, Now. 20, 1983, at the Sandy River Nursing Home in Farmington, where be had been a patient for a month and a half.

   He was born in Andover, June 28 1909, the son of H. Claude and Lillian Cutting Marston. He had resided at North Andover and lived in the area all of his life. Mr. Marston attended Andover schools and in the past had been employed at Stowell-MacGregor's and the Andover Wood Products in Andover.

  He is survived by nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services were held at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Ronald Ashworth officiating. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Cedric W. Marston, 1912 – 1999 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, September 24, 1999)

CANTON — Cedric W. Marston, 87, formerly of Blake Street, Turner, died Thursday, Sept. 23, [1999] at the Victorian Villa Nursing Home, following a long illness.

  He was born in Andover on March 4, 1912, the son of Samuel and Carolyn Poore Marston. He was married to the former Priscilla Wade, who died on Feb. 15, 1994. He was employed for most of his working life as a bulldozer operator, working for both the Wallingford and Decoster companies.

  Survivors include four sons, Michael of Auburn, Wade of Norway, Russell of Turner, and Steve of Lewiston; three daughters, Marilyn Kaminski of Naugatauk, Conn., Theresa Stover of Orland and Shane Jamison of Mexico; 35 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

  He was predeceased by a son, Skip; and a daughter, Nancy Gower.

Charles Harding Marston, 1851-1927 (From the Rumford Falls Times, August 13, 1927)

 

   Charles Harding Marston, who died in the city Hospital in Portland Friday, August 12 [1927], after an illness of one year and eight months was born in Andover, [June 16, 1851], the son of the late William and Lucy [Hall] Marston. He was 76 years old.

 

   Surviving are four sons and a daughter, William P. Marston of Wesley Oaks, Mass., Scott N. Marston, Chicago, Ill., Charles A. Marston, Woodfords, ME, Arthur Marston, Waterbury, Conn., and Mrs. Norris Wilson of Damariscotta, ME. Also, one brother, William W. Marston of Auburn, ME and two sisters, Mrs. Allie Stinchfield, South Hadley, Mass. and Mrs. Lettie Grover of Andover.

Charles W. Marston, 1919 - 1992  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Charles W. Marston, 72, died Tuesday [January 14, 1992] at Rumford Community Hospital. He resided in East Andover and had lived in the area all of his life.

  He was born at Andover April 21, 1919, the son of Walter [s/b Warren] and Eva Andrews Marston. He was a graduate of Andover High School and had been employed as a planer operator at Akers Dowel Mill in Andover for many years until retirement in 1975. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Army, Company E, 60th Infantry, Ninth Division. He fought in the Normandy campaign and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

  He is survived by two sons, Gary of Andover and Charles Marston, Jr., of Brewer; a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Sessions, of Middlebury, VT; and a granddaughter, Miss Michelle Marston. He was predeceased by a grandson, Michael Marston.
 

Charles W. Marston Jr., 1948 - 2003 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal March 7, 2003)

  BANGOR — Charles Warren Marston Jr., 54, died Wednesday, March 5, at the Eastern Maine Medical Center.

  Formerly of Andover, for many years, he resided in Bangor the past 15 years. He was born in Rumford, on Dec. 3, 1948, a son of Charles Warren Marston, and graduated from Andover High School Class of 1968.

  He served with the U.S. Army for several years including 18 months in Vietnam where he received the Vietnam Service Medal, National Service Medal, the Bronze Star with Army Commendation Medal.

  For a short time he owned and operated Marston’s Store in Andover, then worked at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor as a chef, and then for a time with his brother Gary Marston in Andover in his logging business. He enjoyed the outdoors and cooking, and he loved his big cat “Lilly”.

  Survivors include a brother, Gary Marston and his wife Patricia of Andover; a niece, Shelly Mailhot and her husband Luke of Epping, N.H.; a grandniece, Hannah Mailhot, and a grandnephew, Zachary Mailhot of Epping, N.H.

David H. Marston, 1923 - 1994  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - David H. Marston, 70, died Friday [September 9, 1994] at the Rumford Community Hospital.

  He was born in Andover Oct. 15, 1923, son of Stephen and Ida (Cutting) Marston. He had been a lifelong resident of the Rumford area.

  He was a graduate of Andover High School and during World War II served as an Army Pfc., 121st Army Air Corps Base Unit from February of 1943 to Aug. of 1945.

  He had worked as a woodsman all his life for many of the local logging companies.

  He was married in Andover in 1947, to Lorraine West of Andover, who survives him; a son, Stephen Marston of Rumford Center; four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Brenda) Coolidge of Strong, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Herrick of Oxford, Mrs. Michael (Janet) Doughnut and Linda of Lewiston; one sister, Mrs. Rowena Brouchu of Rochester, N.H.; six grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandson, Randy Cochran.

Earl F. Marston, (no dates given) (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  Military funeral services for Earl F. Marston, who died June 24, were held from the American Legion Home of Swasey-Torrey Post No. 100 in Dixfield, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 27. Rev. Lewis Mills officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Dixfield. 

Estelle C. (Poor) Marston 1881 - 1957 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Services for Estelle C Marston were held at 2 pm Thursday August 1, [1957] at the Andover Congregational Church, with Rev Andrew Young officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, where Rev Andrew Young held the services.

  Bearers were Waldo Merrill, Ray Learned, Thomas Learned and Lewis Morton Jr.

  Those attending from out of town were Mrs Guy Learned, Salisbury, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs Cedric Marston, Turner; Mrs Lucinda Bristol, South Paris; Mrs Elizabeth Marston, Mrs Peggy Merrill, Dixfield; Mrs George Staples, Portland; Mr. and Mrs Ralph Remington, South Berwick; Mrs Catherine McGuire, Mrs Leland Knapp, Mrs Ralph Gilbert, Ridlonville; Miss Sara Reed, Canton; Mrs Antoinette Belanger, Mrs John Brown, Rumford.

                (An incomplete obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Mrs Estelle C Marston, 76, died Tuesday July 30 [1957] at her Lincoln Avenue Residence.

  Born in Andover March 29, 1881, she was the daughter of Henry L Poor and Annie Thomas Poor, and the widow of Samuel Marston.

  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Mary Garneau, Rumford; two sons, Howard of Andover and Cedric of Turner.
 

Eva F. (Andrews) Marston, 1886 - 1962 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Eva F. Marston, 75, died Saturday [September 15, 1962] at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Fraser at Fryeburg. She had been there eight and one-half months .

  A life-long resident of this community, she was born Oct. 27, 1886, at Andover, daughter of Charles and Georgie Howard Andrews. She was a member of Lone Mountain Grange and was the widow of Warren T. Marston.

  She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Idell Learned, Rumford Center; Mrs. Edson Sessions, Middlebury, Vt.; Mrs. Fraser; Mrs. Thomas McKay, Mexico; a son, Charles Marston, Andover; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Waldo Merrill, Andover.

DIED - At Fryeburg, Sept. 15, Mrs. Eva F. Marston, age 75. Services at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Nathaniel Pearson officiating. Services also by the Lone Mountain Grange, Burial at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends invited to call at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford from 7 p. m. until 11 p. m. Wednesday.
 

Geraldine (Batchelder) Marston, 1909 - 1998  (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen)

  Geraldine B. Marston, 88, died Friday, Aug. 14, 1998, at her residence on South Main Street, Andover, where she had resided for many years.

  She was born in Lyndonville, Vt., on Oct. 13, 1909, the daughter of Roy E. and Grace (Willard) Batchelder. She graduated from Groveton High School, Groveton, N.H., in the Class of 1928.

  Mrs. Marston had served as the town tax collector and treasurer for the Town of Andover for many years until her retirement.

  She was a member and past deacon of the Andover Congregational Church and Ladies Aid Society of the church; member of Ellis Glen Temple 54, Pythian Sisters of Andover; member of Mt. Zircon Chapter 142, O.E.S., Rumford. She was married in Rumford on June 24, 1954, to the late Howard "Buster” Marston, who died in Rumford on Nov. 7, 1988.

  Survivors include three stepsons, Howard I. Marston of Phippsburg, Richard L. Marston of Madawaska and Alfred H. Marston of Portland; seven step-grandchildren; several step great-grandchildren; five nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; several great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Ruth Patrick, and two brothers, Eugene and Willard Batchelder.

  Funeral services were held on Aug. 17 at the Andover Congregational Church, with Pastor Jane Rich officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Those who desire, please contribute to the Andover Congregational Church, Andover, ME 04216 in her memory.
 

Henry Claude Marston, 1880 - 1949 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Henry C Marston, 68, died Sunday [April 29, 1949] at his home in North Andover where he had always made his home.

  He was born at Andover, June 8, 1880, the son of Samuel W. and Mary A Littlehale Marston. He married the former Lillian A Cutting, who died some time ago.

  Mr. Marston was a carpenter by trade.

  He is survived by a son, Byard Marston; two daughters, Lucille Marston and Mrs James Palmer, all of Andover; three brothers, Stephen and Samuel, Andover, Earl, Dixfield; four sisters, Mrs Kate Cole, Andover, Mrs Beulah Hilton, Mrs Lucinda Bristol, Mrs Grace Moody, Topsham; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services were held at Andover Church, at 2 p m Monday. Rev C C Salisbury officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, with services by Rev Mr. Salisbury.

  Pall bearers were Roger Thurston, Merle Akers, Alfred Learned, Ray Learned.
 

Herman W. Marston, 1882 - 1944? (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  Word has been received of the death of Herman W. Marston, 62, formerly of Framingham but a resident of Natick for 13 years, who died at his home Saturday, Nov. 11 [no year given, but probably 1944] following a brief illness.

  He was born in Andover, Me., son of Charles Edgar and Clara Bean Marston. For 40 years he was a member of Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias. For the last three years he had been employed as a welder and burner in the Boston Navy Yard.

  Surviving are his wife, Ellen Fader Marston; three brothers, Richard M. of Portland; Arthur D. of Newburyport, Mass., and Edward, of Somerville, Mass., and two sisters, Miss Lillian Marston of Natick, and Miss Alice F. Miles, of Stoneham. He also leaves a nephew.
 

Howard W. Marston, 1908 - 1988 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Howard W. "Buster" Marston, 80, died Monday [November 7, 1988] at Rumford Community Hospital, where he had been a patient for one day. He had resided on South Main Street in Andover, and had lived in the area all of his life.

   He was born Feb. 28, 1908, in Andover, the son of Samuel and C. Estelle Poor Marston. He attended Andover schools and the Mechanics School in Detroit, Mich. He had owned and operated Marston's Garage in Andover for more than 50 years. Mr. Marston was a member of the Andover Congregational Church; a member of the Volunteer Fire Department; a charter member of the Pineland Ski Club; a member of the Cabot Lodge 117, Knights of Pythias of Andover; and was a trustee of the Andover Congregational Church for five years. He was married in Rumford, June 24,1954, to Geraldine Batchelder.

  Survivors include his wife of Andover; three sons, Howard I. of Cheshire Conn., Richard L. of Madawaska and Alfred H. of Portland; a brother, Cedric "Ted" Marston of Turner;, and seven grandchildren.

  Funeral services 10 a.m. Friday at the Andover Congregational Church, Andover with Rev. E. Marriotte Churchill, officiating. Interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. At the family's request, there are no calling hours but friends are invited to attend the funeral. Those who desire, may contribute to the Andover Congregational Church, Andover, Me. 04216 in his memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Meader & Son Funeral-Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford.
 

Ida May (Cutting) Marston, 1895 - 1949 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Funeral services for Ida May Marston [daughter of David Homer and Alice (Flaglor) Cutting, were held Wednesday afternoon, November 23 [1949], at 2 o'clock at the Andover Congregational Church with Rev C C Salisbury officiating. Bearers were Merle Akers, Lee Falkenham, Robert Dunn and Ray Learned.

  Mrs. Marston died Monday night, November 21 [1949] at her home after a short illness. She was 54 years of age. She was a member of Ellis Glen Temple, Pythian Sisters.

  Surviving are her husband, Stephen; son David, of Andover; one daughter, Mrs Rowena Gill, of West Peru; several nieces and nephews.

  Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

John W. Marston, Abt. 1849-1909 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 7, 1910)

 

   John W. Marston passed away April 29 [1910] at the age of 60 years. He was the son of Abel and Matilda West Marston and was next to the eldest of a family of ten children, eight of whom are still living. One died in infancy.

 

   He married Mrs. Susie Duran Bigelow who survives him. They have one daughter living in Herman, Maine. Besides a wife and daughter, he leaves an aged mother and eight brothers and sisters to mourn their loss.

 

Leander Marston, 1847-1914 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 28, 1914)

   After being in poor health for several years, Leander Marston passed away Monday, Feb. 23 [1914] at the age of 67 years. Mr. Marston [son of Abel G. and Ann Matilda West Marston] had always lived on the home place in Andover. He was a good townsman and much respected by the community. He is survived by five sisters and one brother. Funeral service was held last Thursday at 10 A.M.

Michael G. Marston, 1970 - 1991  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Michael G. Marston, 21, died Saturday [August 4, 1991] as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident on Route 120 in Andover. He was a resident of East Andover and had lived in the area all of his life.

  He was born in Rumford May 15, 1970, the son of Gary and Nancy Glover Marston. He was a 1988 graduate of Telstar Regional High School in Bethel. He had been employed by his father as a truck driver for Marston Logging in Andover since his graduation. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved snowmobiling and hunting.

  He is survived by his parents, Gary and Patty Marston of Andover and Matt and Nancy Brooks of Phippsburg; his maternal grandfather, Howard Glover of Dixfield; a paternal grandfather, Charles Marston of Andover; a sister, Miss Michelle Marston of Nashua, N.H.

  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Andover Congregational Church, Andover, with Rev. Dr. E. Marriotte Churchill officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

 Those who desire please contribute to Andover Congregational Church or Andover Rescue Unit, Andover 04216, in his memory. Friends are invited to call at Meader and Son Funeral  Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.

Patricia A. (Green) Marston, 1955 – 2004  (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, April 15, 2004)

  LEWISTON — Patricia A. Marston, 48, died Wednesday, April 7, at the Central Maine Medical Center. For many years she made her home on the East Andover Road, Andover.

  She was born in Lewiston, on May 7, 1955, the daughter of Basil and Barbara (Heath) Green, and graduated from Telstar High School in Bethel, Class of 1973.

  Patricia had owned and operated Marston’s Store in Andover, worked as a waitress at Maillett’s Restaurant for a few years and had worked at OCARC as a caregiver.

  She enjoyed quilting and sewing. She loved hummingbirds, cooking, and doing things for others. She also enjoyed her dog, “Coca.”

  She was married in Bryant Pond, on April 24, 1976, to Gary Marston who survives of Andover.

  Other survivors include a daughter, Shelly Mailhot and husband Luke of Epping, N.H.; two grandchildren, Zachary and Hannah Mailhot of Epping, N.H.; her mother, Barbara Bellegarde and husband Gene of West Paris.  She was predeceased by her father, Basil Green; brother, Jimmy Green; son, Michael Marston; and brother-in-law, Charles Marston Jr.

  Funeral services were held Friday, April 9, at the Calvary Bible Church, Andover, with Pastor John O’Keefe officiating.  Interment will be later in the spring at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Those who desire, please contribute to the Calvary Bible Church, 1063 South Main Street, Andover, ME 04216 in her memory.  Condolences may be shared at meader@gwi.net.    

Roscoe F. Marston, 1875-1929 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 15, 1929)

   The funeral of Roscoe F. Martin, who died at the Central Maine General Hospital, Sunday, October 13 [1929] from the effects of a fall from a tree while picking apples, causing a fractured spine, was held at Paris Hill Baptist Church, Wednesday afternoon, October 16.

   The deceased was the son of William and Ann Maria Marston, and was born in Andover March 14, 1875.

   A Large part of his life has been spent at Paris Hill.

   He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Edith Strout, of Paris, and five children; one brother, Leo Marston of South Paris; one half-brother, William Marston, of Lewiston, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Alice Stinchfield, of South Hadley, Mass., and Mrs. Lettie Grover, of Andover.

Samuel Marston, 1876 - 1951 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Samuel Marston, 74, a resident of Andover all his life, died at his home on Main street, April 27 [1951]. He was a carpenter by trade.

  Mr. Marston was born August 18, 1876, the son of Samuel W and Mary A Littlehale Marston. He married the former Estelle Poor who survives him.

  Other survivors include two sons, Howard and Cedric Marston, of Andover and Turner; a daughter, Mrs Albert Garneau, Mexico; three sisters, Mrs Katherine Cole, Andover; Mrs Beulah Hilton, Bridgton, Mrs Lucinda Bristol, Norway; a brother, Stephen Marston, Andover.

  Funeral services were held April 29 at the Andover Congregational Church. Rev C C Salisbury officiated. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

  Pall bearers were Timothy Learned, Avard Spidell, Harry Gibbs and Waldo Merrill.

  Those attending from out of town were Mrs Lucinda Bristol, Norway; Mr. and Mrs Stanley Wheeler, South Paris; Mr. and Mrs Roy Stafford, Mr. and Mrs Walter Mitchell, Mexico; Mr. and Mrs Idelle Learned, Ridlonville; Mr. and Mrs Thomas McKay, Ridlonville; Mr. and Mrs Elliot Wyman, Norway; Mrs Beulah Hilton and daughter, Bridgton; Mr. and Mrs Kenneth Fraser, Fryeburg; Mr. and Mrs Earl Merchant, Mr. and Mrs Ralph Gilbert, Ridlonville; Mrs Guy Learned, Salisbury, Mass; Sara Reed, Canton; Mrs Susie Hutchins and Mrs Kather...(rest is missing)
 

Walter E. Marston, 1860-1928 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, August 11, 1928)

   After spending the previous day working in the hayfield, Walter E. Marston, Canton, aged 60, who had been in poor health for many months, died Saturday, a victim of angina pectoris.

   Mr. Marston was born in Andover, December 4, 1860, being one of a family of 10 children born to Abel G. Marston and Mattie West Marston.

   When a young man Mr. Marston spent several years in the West and South, later returning to Maine. He was married September 12, 1896, to Miss Esther Austin, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Farnum Austin of Canton.

   Mr. Marston is survived by his wife and one son, Arthur W. Marston, who resides at home; a granddaughter, Adria Marston; and three sisters, Mrs. Nora Merrill of Andover, Mrs. Martha Hall of Auburn, and Mrs, Laura Know of Greenwood, Mass; and several nieces and nephews.

   The deceased was a member of the United Baptist Church, and of Canton Grange, P. of H.

Warren T. "Wally" Marston, 1884 - 1948  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - The death of Warren Thomas Marston, occurred at the Rumford Community Hospital Saturday [Feb. 7, 1948].

  He was born July 24, 1884, at Andover, the son of Samuel W. Marston and Mary Abbie Littlehale Marston.

  Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational Church, Monday afternoon with Rev. Linwood Potter officiating. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.

  Mr. Marston was a member of Cabot Lodge Knights of Pythias.

  He is survived by his wife Mrs. Eva F. Andrews Marston.; a son Charles Marston, Rumford; five daughters, Mrs. Idell Learned, Ridlonville; Mrs. Earl Merchant, Ridlonville; Mrs. Edison Sessions, Middlebury, Vermont; Mrs. Kenneth Fraser, Fryeburg; and Mrs. Thomas McKay, Mexico; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Samuel Marston, Claude Marston, Stephen Marston, Andover and Earl Marston, Buckfield; four sisters, Mrs. William Cole, Andover; Mrs. Lucinda Bristal, Bridgeton; Mrs. Beulah Hilton, Bridgeton, and Mrs. Grace Moody, Bowdenham; several nieces and nephews.

  Among those attending the funeral from out of town were Mrs. Clifford Gill of Peru and Mrs. Howard Goddard, Mrs. Frye Goddard, North Rumford; Mrs. Susie Elliot, Rumford Point; and Mrs. Frank Howard, Rumford.
 

Helen H. (Hall) Martin, 1911 - 1989  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD POINT - Helen H. Martin, 77, died Sunday [September 3, 1989] at Maine Medical Center, Portland, where she had been a patient for the past 1-1/2 years. She had resided at Rumford Point and had lived in the area most of her life.

  She was born at Andover, Dec. 15, 1911, the daughter of Clarence and Mary Akers Hall. She was a graduate of Andover High School with the class of 1929, and Farmington Normal School with the class of 1931. She was an elementary teacher at Rumford and at the Bisbee School locally for a short time prior to her marriage. She was a member of Rumford Point Congregational Church and the Ladies Aid of the church, a former member of the Christian Valley Literary Club, a member of the Rumford Historical Society, a member of the American Contract Bridge League, and a member of the Maine Retired Teachers Association.

  She was married in Andover on June 23, 1935,  to John  A. Martin, who survives of Rumford Point; other survivors include a daughter, S. Linda Martin Cylik of Vassalboro; a brother, Norman Hall of Panama City, Fla.; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Gerald A. Martin, who died May 4, 1989.
 

Arnold E. Mayberry, 1924 - 1994  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  ANDOVER - Arnold E. Mayberry, 70, died May 14, 1994 at Rumford Community Hospital. He had lived in the Andover area since 1975, and was formerly of Windham.

  He was born Feb. 20, 1924 in Windham, the son of Leroy and Marion Shaw Mayberry. He graduated from Windham High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46 during World War II.

  Mayberry was a self-employed carpenter and general contractor for many years until retirement. He married Barbara Plummer in February of 1943.

  Survivors include his wife of Andover; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Patricia) Caron of Norfolk, Va.; a son, Everett Mayberry of Andover; a sister, Shirley O'Conners of Gorham; five grandchildren and a great grandchild.

  Private funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Jane Rich at Meader and Son Funeral Home in Rumford.

  Those who desire may donate in his memory to the Andover Rescue Unit or to the First Congregational Church, Andover, ME 04216.

Annie C. McAllister, 1849-1933 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, August 24, 1933)

   Mrs. Annie C. McAllister, widow of the late Frank D. McAllister, Andover, died at her home on Main St. Friday evening, after an illness of several months.

   Mrs. McAllister was born in Boston, February 13, 1849, and had lived in Andover many years. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Mrs. Florence Brackett, Lawrence, Mass., Miss Ethel McAllister, with whom she lived, and Frank D. McAllister, Andover, also three grandchildren.

   Funeral services for Annie C. McAllister were held from the home Monday afternoon, Rev. George W. Keyes officiating. Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery. Bearers were I. E. Mills, Frank Newton, Merton Fox and C. A. Rand.

Frank D. McAllister, 1840-1904 (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 16, 1904)

   Frank McAllister, the barber [son of Richard B. and Jane Bodwell McAlister], died January 3rd [1904]. He had been in failing health for months. He has been in business for almost 15 years. He leaves a wife [Annie], two daughters and a son [Frank]. The funeral services from the Congregational Church were well-attended, by Rev. S. Holden Jan. 6th. Cabot Lodge, K of P. attended in a body.

Ethel McAllister, 1881 – 1947 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

   The death of Miss Ethel McAllister, Andover, occurred on June 11 [1947] at Elsie’s Nursing Home, Rumford, following a long illness.

   She was born at Manchester, NH, the youngest daughter of F. D. and Annie C. McAllister.

   She graduated from Andover High School in the first graduating class in 1899.

   She was a member of the First Congregational Church and Lone Mountain Grange.

   She was a postmaster at Andover for 17 years.

   Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Florence Bracket, Mansfield, Mass., a brother, F. D. McAllister, Vancouver, British Columbia, who, with his wife, has been here 13 months during his sister’s illness.

Richard McAlister, Abt. 1814 – 1905 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, Oct. 7, 1905)

  On Tuesday morning,[October 3, 1905] at his home in Andover occurred the death of Richard McAlister, aged 91 years and 2 months.  Mr. McAlister was one of Andover’s oldest and most respected townsmen, and his death creates a feeling of sorrow, especially among the older residents who have seen his familiar personage so many years.

   The funeral was held at the Congregational Church on Thursday, the services being conducted by the Rev. Geo, Hannaford.
 

Laurel (Arnold) McDougall, 1937 - 1979 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Mrs. Laurel A. McDougall, wife of William H. McDougall, died unexpectedly late Monday afternoon, March 26, 1979, at her Andover home.

  She was born in Rumford, June 5, 1937, daughter of Joseph and Lucy Morton Arnold. A lifetime resident of Andover, Mrs. McDougall attended Andover schools and was later married to Mr. McDougall in Andover on June 16, 1956.

   Besides her husband she leaves her mother, Mrs. Lucy Arnold, a daughter, Carol Ann, and a son, William J., all of Andover.

   Funeral services were conducted this Thursday afternoon from Hawthorne funeral home in Mexico with Rev. David Wuori officiating. Spring interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

William H. McDougall, 1929 - 1984 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

    ANDOVER - William H. McDougall, 54, died late Wednesday evening [April 29, 1984] at the Clover Manor Hospice, Auburn, following a lingering illness.

  He was born in Wellesley, Mass. June 18, 1929, the son of Gabriel and Bertha Cook McDougall, and attended schools there. He moved to the Andover area in 1952 and was married to Laurel Arnold on June 16,1956. She died in 1979. Mr. McDougall was employed as an  upholsterer in Norway-South Paris for a short time before being employed in the sawmill of Andover Wood Products for over 28 years, retiring this past December for health reasons. He is a former member of the Andover Fire and Rescue and was active in emergency medical services both with the rescue squad and the former Hawthorne Rescue Service.

  He is survived by a daughter, Miss Carol Ann McDougall and a son, William J., both of Andover; his mother, Bertha, of Chelsea, Mass.; his father, Gabriel, of Hanover, Mass.; seven sisters, Mrs. Paul (Margaret) Hart of Hanover, Mass., Mrs. William (Marie) Cyrus of Weymouth, Mass., Miss Shirley McDougall, Miss Betty McDougall, and Miss Jeannette McDougall, all of Pittsfield, Mass., Mrs. Sidney (Gail) McGuire of Rockland, Mass., and, Miss Amber McDougall of Portland; and three brothers, Joseph McDougall of Hanover, Mass., Richard McDougall of Boston, Mass., and Butch McDougall, of New Orleans, La.
 

Charles M. McEwen, 1884 - 1959 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  EAST BETHEL - Charles M. McEwen, 75, died Sunday evening [August 30, 1959] at his home.

  Born at Waterford, N. B., May 11, 1884, he was the son of Thomas and Margaret Gallagher McEwen. He was a resident here eight years, coming from Andover. He was a past chancellor of Cabot Lodge, K of P, Andover, and was employed as a lumberman. He was a veteran of World War I.

  Survivors include his wife, the former Florena Cushing, of this town; two step-daughters, Mrs. Clarence Remington, Bethel, and Mrs. David Simmons, Andover; a step-son, William Cushing, Townsend, Mass.; three brothers, John, Elgin, N. B,. and Hanford and George, both of Sussex, N. B.

  Died - At East Bethel, Aug. 30, Charles M. McEwen, aged 75. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford, with Rev. Ernest Ruark, officiating. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends are invited to call at the Meader and Son Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Monday.
 

Florena (Cole) (Cushing) McEwen, 1907 - 1989  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  WEST PARIS - Florena C. McEwen, 82, died Thursday night [no date given, but year was 1989] at the Ledgeview Nursing Home, West Paris, where she had been a patient three months.

  She was born at Andover, Feb. 23, 1907, the daughter of William F. and Kate Marston Cole. She received her education in Andover schools and married Edger L. Cushing in 1925. Mr. Cushing died in 1936. She was predeceased by her second husband, Charles McEwen, whom she married in 1944. Mrs. McEwen had been employed at the former Stowell Mill in Andover, the R.J. Swain Mill in East Andover, the Rumford Laundry and Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. She lived for a time in both Rumford and Norway, and prior to entering the nursing home had made her home with her daughter, Thelma Remington on Kilborn Street in Bethel for the past 12 years. She was a member of the Norway Baptist Church and was also a member of the Maine Society of poets and was registered in the Who’s Who of Poetry in 1978. She was a yearly recipient of the Golden Poet Award from 1985 to 1989.

  She is survived by two daughters, Lorena Simmons of Andover and Thelma Remington of Bethel; a son, William F. Cushing of Bryant Pond; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
 

Harvey C. McGuire, 1908 - 1991 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  RUMFORD - Harvey C. McGuire, 83, died Saturday [March 23, 1991] at Rumford Community Hospital where he was a patient for 10 days. He was a resident of Andover, and lived in the area since 1944.

  He was born in Plymouth, Mass., March 17, 1908, the son of John and Adeline Maker McGuire. He graduated from Washington Academy in East Machias, and from Machias Normal School. He also graduated from the University of Maine at Orono.

  Mr. McGuire was married in Clinton on June 18, 1935, to Marjorie Holt.

  He was superintendent of School Union 39, including Andover, Mexico, Byron and Roxbury. Mr. McGuire was also a member of the Cutler Grange in Cutler; the Sebasticook Lodge, A.F. & A.M. in Clinton; Kora Temple; Scottish Rites; and the Maine Teachers Association. He was past president of the Oxford County Teachers Association; and a member of the Cutler Methodist Church, and the Cosmos Club of Rumford.

  He served as town treasurer of Mexico, and in Andover, he was a selectman; treasurer of the Andover Water District; town clerk for many years; on the board of trustees; on the Andover Library board of directors; and served on the board of directors for SAD 44. Mr. McGuire was a self-employed tax adviser.

  Survivors include his wife, Marjorie of Andover; a son, Paul McGuire of Bethel; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Blanche) Nason and Mrs. Dora Pratt, both of Skowhegan; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Diane McGuire Seward.

Katherine (Hutchins) McGuire, 1906 - 1992  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Mrs. Katherine McGuire, 85, died Sunday [February 23, 1992] at Rumford Community Home. She had resided in Elderwood Manor in Andover and had lived in the area most of her life.

  She was born in Andover July 1, 1906, the daughter of Eben and Susie Poor Hutchins. She attended Andover schools and worked in the woodroom at Diamond National Corp. in West Peru for more than 27 years until her retirement in 1967 due to ill health. She was a former member of Newry Grange.

  Mrs. McGuire is survived by a son, Roger McGuire of North Rumford; two daughters, Mrs. Francis (Elaine) Gaudet of Roxbury Pond and Mrs. Lee (Gloria) Chamberland of Madison; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Staples of Portland and Mrs. Dora Morton of Andover; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

  Services were held Thursday at Meader and Son Funeral Home. Officiating was Jane Rich, pastor of Andover Congregational Church, Andover. Interment will be in the spring in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

   Marjorie (Holt) McGuire, 1913 - 2004 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, August 5, 2004

 

   Marjorie McGuire, 91, of Andover, died Friday, July 30, 2004 at the Rumford Hospital, Rumford. She had been a resident of South Main Street, Andover, for many years.

 

   She was born in Clinton on April 28, 1913, a daughter of Raymond F. and Nettie (Weymouth) Holt. She graduated from Goodwill School in Hinckley and from Farmington Normal School in Farmington with her certificate in Education.

 

   Marjorie taught at the Abbott Elementary School in Mexico for many years and then for several years at the Andover Elementary School until her retirement.

 

   She was a member of the Maine Retired Teachers Association and served on the board of directors for the Andover Public Library. She was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed her birdfeeders, and she loved her family and her favorite dog, "Friday."

 

   She was married in Clinton on June 18, 1935, to the late Harvey C. McGuire, who died in Rumford on March 23, 1991.      

               

   Survivors include her son, Paul McGuire and wife Robin Lee of Farmington; four grandchildren, Marjorie McCollister and husband  Benjamin of Canton, Michael  McGuire and wife Eileen of  Farmington, Megan McGuire of Bethel, and Peter McGuire of Farmington; eight great  grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Hohnes of Shawmut; and was  predeceased by a daughter, Diane McGuire Seaward.

    A graveside service was held Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, with the Rev. Jane Rich officiating. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Andover Public Library, Church Street, Andover, ME 04216 in her memory. Online condolences and memories may be shared at meaderfh@gwi.net.

Roger A. McGuire, 1932 – 2010 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, June 30, 2010)

   NORTH RUMFORD – Roger A. McGuire, 78, of Coburn Brook Road, died on June 24, 2010 at his residence following a long illness.

   He was born in Andover June 15, 1932, a son of Harold and Catherine (Hutchins) McGuire. Roger was educated in Mexico schools.

   He served his country as a CPL in the US Army during the Korean War.

   He married Carolyn Zale on June 8, 1957. Together they celebrated 53 years of marriage and raised five children.

   Roger was employed as a truck driver most of his life, having worked for Ethyl Corporation, Von & Sons, Arthur Ladd and retired from the Town of Rumford.

   He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Oxford.

   He was a member of the Roxbury ATV club and Rumford Point Volunteer Fire Department.

   He enjoyed watching NASCAR Racing, four wheeling, snowmobiling, spending time with his family, and many motor home trips to Idaho.

   Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Carolyn L McGuire of No. Rumford; five children, Gloria Hansen and husband, Kim of Pocatello, Idaho, Joseph McGuire of Rumford, Regina McGuire of Murfreesboro, TN, Carlton McGuire and wife, Penny of Gloucester, VA, and Molly Lewin and husband Kent of Peru; two sisters, Elaine Gaudet of Mexico and Gloria Chamberland of Madison, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

   He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Corinne McGuire.

   A graveside service will be held at Goddard East Ellis Cemetery at a later date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made in Roger’s memory to the Roxbury ATV Club, c/o Mike Worthley, 120 Roxbury Rd., Roxbury, ME 04275.
 

Faye (Mitchell) McInnis 1905 - 1962 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Mrs. Faye McInnis, 56, wife of Laughlin McInnis, died at the Rumford Community Hospital Monday [June 25, 1962] where she had been a patient for three days.  

  She was born Oct. 15, 1905, at West Byron, the daughter of Victor and Elva Lohnes Mitchell. A resident of Rumford 36 years, she resided at 47 Falmouth St. and was a member of St. Anthanasius Church. Prior to her death she was employed at the Diamond National Corp.  

   She is survived by her husband; three sons, Linwood, Mexico; Ellis, North Tonawanda, N. Y.; Leon, Rumford; two daughters, Teresa Picard and Miss Margaret McInnis, both of Rumford; a sister, Geneva McKinnon, Mexico, and  eight grandchildren

  DIED - At Rumford, June 25, Faye McInnis, aged 56. Funeral services will be held at St. Anthanasius Church Thursday at 9 A. M. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends may call at the Coulombe Funeral Home, 250 Penobscot Street, Tuesday after 7 P.M.

Ismay (Roberts) (White) (Hutchins) Mecham, 1922 – 2002 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 4, 2002)


 RUMFORD - Ismay M. Mecham, 80, died on November 29, 2002 at the Rumford Community Hospital. She was a resident of Andover, ME. Born in Andover on February 19, 1922, she was the daughter of Henry S. and Viola (Cole) Roberts. She was a graduate of Andover High School with the class of 1938. She worked for several wood mills and retired from Andover Wood Products. Mrs. Mecham enjoyed knitting, crocheting, bingo and playing cards.

 

   She was married in Rumford Point on October 9, 1968 to the late Kenneth H. Mecham, who died in Norway on November 7,

 

  Survivors include three daughters, Edith Palmer of Andover, Viola Hodgkins of Roxbury, and Barbara Warner of Andover; two sons Dwight Hutchins and his wife, Ellen of Andover, and Richard White and his wife Lillian of Gorham; one sister, Edna Hilton of Kittery; one brother, Kenneth Roberts of Rumford; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

 

    She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Penny Lynn Hodgkins; a great granddaughter, Mackenzie Rae Palmer; a brother, Freeman Roberts; and two sisters, Grace Simmons and Agnes Porter.

 

Abbie (Hodsdon) Meisner, 1898 - 1961 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Abbie H. Meisner, 62, died Tuesday [January 31, 1961]. She had been a patient there for three days. She had resided on Oak Street in Andover.

  Born August 1, 1898, she was the daughter of Edgar G. and Lula Noyes Hodsdon. She was a member of the Congregational Church and Ladies Aid of the church.

  Surviving besides her husband, James N. Meisner, are two sons, Shirley J. of Georgetown, Mass., and Alliston R. of Andover; three grandchildren; four brothers, Harold Hodsdon, Andover, Guy Hodsdon, Carmel, Ervin Hodsdon, New York City, and Merle Hodsdon, Andover.

  Entombment Woodlawn receiving tomb. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery in the spring.

Barbara (Pratt) Meisner, 1925-2008 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, July 10, 2008)

  Barbara Pratt Meisner, 82, of Tavares, Fla., died Friday, July 4, 2008.

  She was born on February 8, 1925, and raised by her parents, Edward and Hazel Pratt in Andover, Maine.

  Barbara moved from Andover to Georgetown, Mass. after marrying in 1970, her beloved husband, Shirley (Bud) Meisner, and then moved to Tavares, Fla., upon their retirement in 1987.

  Mrs. Meisner was predeceased by her husband, George, Meisner, the father of her children, Marcia and Marshall; parents, Edward and Hazel Pratt; sister, Minerva Grace; great-grandchild, Zachary.

  She is survived and will be missed by her loving and devoted husband, Shirley (Bud) Meisner of Tavares, Fla.; daughter, Marcia Raymond (Alan) of Fruitland Park, Fla.; son, Marshall Meisner (Vickie), Andover, Maine; stepson, Stephen Meisner (Paula) of Exeter, N.H.; sister, Patricia Waters of Simsbury, Conn., niece, Barbara Craft, N.J., several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

   Memorial services will be held in the Andover Congregational Church, Andover, Maine, at a later date. Contributions can be made to the Andover Congregational Church. PO Box, Andover, Maine 04216 in her beloved home town.

  Barbara will be missed by her family, her devoted friends in Florida and also Andover.

Clyde Freeman Meisner, 1923 – 2009 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, May 12, 2009)

TURNER - Clyde (Bob) F. Meisner, 85, died May 11, in Turner.

He was born in Andover, on July 29, 1923, the son of Lillian Robar Meisner and Kenneth Meisner and was educated in Andover schools. He entered the U.S. Navy on Jan. 30, 1943, and served in the Asiatic Pacific, earning the rank of Ship's Cook Second Class. He received the World War II Victory Medal.

After separation from the Navy Seabees on Nov. 24, 1945, he pursued a career in the restaurant business, working at various establishments in Maine, including The Bethel Inn, Belgrade Inn, Augusta House and The Lakewood Inn. He also worked as a sausage maker at Stearns Inc. in Auburn for a number of years and in various woodworking businesses, retiring from Wilner Wood Products in 1985.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows when he lived in Maine and the VFW. He was a self-taught musician, playing several instruments by ear. He will be best remembered for the evenings of entertainment he provided with his old Gibson, playing and singing an endless list of country western favorites.

He married Lillian Hinkley on March 30, 1942. Together they had eight children. She was killed in an airplane accident on Dec. 27, 1972. He later married Constance Moyse and they moved to Seneca, S.C., after his retirement.

Together they had one son. Connie died on May 16, 1996. For the past 10 years, his very special friend, Carrie Neal of South Carolina, has been his companion. In March of this year, he came home to Maine to live with his daughter and her husband, Susan and Chris Twitchell, due to failing health.

He is survived by four sons, Stephen and his wife, Marcia, and their son Nahum, of Skowhegan, Robert and his wife, Cathy, and their children, Troy and Jenny of Turner, Gregory and his daughters, Kristie and Megan of Auburn and Kenneth of Maine; four daughters, Jane Sawyer and her husband, Stan, and their sons, Jared Duguay, Scott, Michael and Joseph Sawyer of Harpswell, Nancy Meisner and her husband, Johnathan Morse, and their children Joshua and Cassandra Wells, of Turner Center, Susan Twitchell and her husband, Christopher, and their children Jammie and Garth Twitchell and his fiancée, Katie Barus, of Turner and Sarah Russell and her husband, Eddie, of Lewiston; three stepchildren, Donald Moyse of Lewiston, Suzanne Moyse of Maine and Thomas Moyse of West Virginia; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Florence Michaud of Skowhegan.

He was predeceased by both wives; his mother and father; a brother, George Meisner; and a daughter, Pamela Mallett.

 

Edith A. “Edie” Meisner, 1915-2006 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, September 20, 2006)

RUMFORD - Edith A. "Edie" Meisner, 91, died on Sept. 14, 2006 at the Haven Health Center of East Hartford, CT. She was formerly of

Rumford where she had lived most of her life.

 

   Born in Rumford on January 7, 1915, she was a daughter of Warren and Ella (Rich) Bellows. She attended Rumford Schools.

 

   She was a member of the Rumford United Methodist Church and Oozalluc Temple of the Pythian Sisters of Mexico. She loved music, especially playing the piano.

 

   She was married in Andover on June 26, 1942 to the late Laurie W. Meisner, who died in Rumford on October 21, 1970.

   Survivors include a son, Warren Meisner of East Hartford, CT; a stepdaughter, Adelia Curate of Rumford; many step-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Velma Freeman of West Stafford, CT.
 

George N. Meisner, 1922 - 1966 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - George N. Meisner, 44, of Main Street, died Friday [November 11, 1966] at the Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks.

  A life-long resident of this community, he was born June 28, 1922, son of Kenneth and Lillian Meisner. Mr. Meisner was a contractor and a Korean War Veteran. He was a member of the Napoleon Ouellette Post, AL.

  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Barbara Pratt Meisner, Andover; a daughter, Mrs. David Greig, Wallingford, Conn.; a son, Marshall, Andover, a grandson; a sister, Mrs. Armand Michaud, Andover; and a brother, Freeman, Turner.

   Died - At Rumford, November 11, Mr. George N. Meisner, age 44. Services 2 p.m. Monday, at the Andover Congregational Church with the Rev. Carl M. Kingsbury officiating. Burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends are invited to call at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, until 11 a.m. Monday.
 

Helen (Fuller) Meisner, 1918 - 1988  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

ANDOVER - Helen F. Meisner, 69, died Thursday [Feb. 18, 1988] at Rumford Community Hospital. She had resided at 20 Congress St. in Rumford and in Andover for many years.

She was born at Mexico, Nov. 28, 1918, the daughter of Edwin and Florence Johnson Fuller and attended Mexico schools. She was married to Alliston R. Meisner. He died June 7, 1974. Mrs. Meisner was a former member of Glen Ellis Temple, Pythian Sisters, in Andover. She was a nurse’s aide at the Rumford Community Hospital from 1969 to 1979 and had previously owned and operated the Andover Telephone Co. and Meisner’s Variety Store in Andover for many years with her husband.

Survivors include one son, Kerry Meisner of Mexico; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Marston of Hollis; and four grandchildren.
 

Kerry J. Meisner, 1952 - 1997  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  MEXICO - Kerry Jay Meisner, 46, of 11 Roxbury Ave., died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 23, [1997] as the result of a logging accident.

  He was born May 15, 1952, in Lewiston, son of Allison M. and Helen Fuller Meisner. He graduated from Telstar High School in 1971. A resident of this community for the past 20 years, he was a self-employed logger. He was very active with the youth in this community   and coached football, baseball and basketball at different levels for many years.

  He also enjoyed fly-fishing, hunting and the out-of-doors and played softball in the Oxy-Softball League for many years. On Aug. 6,1973, he married the former Rachel Knox in Peru.

 Surviving besides his wife of Mexico are two sons, Benjamin and Joshua, both of Mexico; a sister, Donna of South Paris; and nieces and nephews.

Lillian G. (Robar) Meisner, 1902- 1976  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 13, 1976)

  The death of a long time Andover Resident, Mrs. Lillian G. Meisner, 74, occurred on Friday, May 7, at the Rumford Community Hospital where she had been a patient for three days.

  She was born at Dalhousie, Nova Scotia, on February 6, 1902, the daughter of Hibard and Ida Lowe Robar. She attended schools in Nova Scotia, and was married to Kenneth Meisner in Rumford February 5, 1921. She had resided in Andover for over 50 years.

  She was a member of the Andover First Congregational Church and was chaplain for Lone Mountain Grange in Andover.

  Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Meisner of Andover, a daughter, Florence Michaud of Andover, a son, Freeman C. Meisner of Hebron, a sister, Mrs. Florence Keiser of Centerville, Nova Scotia, fourteen children and six great grandchildren.

  Funeral services for Mrs. Meisner were held Monday, May 10 at the First Congregational Church of Andover with Rev. James Bosworth officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover

Louisa K. Meisner, 1867-1911 (From the Rumford Falls Times, October 15, 1911)

 

   Mrs. Abia Meisner was taken suddenly ill Sunday and died Monday [Oct. 10, 1911] The deceased was about 40 years of age. She leaves a large family who have the sympathy of the community in their loss. [Her headstone in Woodlawn Cemetery shows her as Gusiah L., and the Town Report lists her as Louisa K.]

 

Reginald E. Meisner, 1901-1930 (Front page story from the Rumford Falls Times, November 13, 1930)

 

Andover Hunter is Shot Accidentally By Brother-in-Law

 

Reginald Meisner Shot In Hip When Mistaken For Deer By Bethel Man, His Brother-In-Law – Whistle Signals Arranged But Did Not Work – Meisner Dies Shortly After Arriving At Hospital – Investigation Under Way By County Authorities.

 

   Mistaking his brother-in-law, Reginald Meisner, 28, a farmer of East Andover for a deer, Leon Abbott, of Bethel, shot and fatally wounded Meisner while the two men were deer hunting on Farmer’s Hill, Sunday afternoon [November 9, 1930] about 4:15. The case is being investigated by County Attorney Flanagan and Sheriff Harry O. Stimson.

 

   Meisner was shot in the right hip by Abbott who was using a .38 calibre special army automatic pistol. The wounded man was rushed to the Rumford Community Hospital, but hemorrhages set in and he died about 15 minutes after arriving at the hospital at 6 o’clock Sunday night.

 

Rabbit Hunting

 

  The two men, Abbot and Meisner, who are brothers-in-law, started out rabbit hunting early Sunday afternoon. Meisner carrying a 12 guage shotgun, and Abbott a .38 calibre special army automatic pistol.

 

Separate

 

   Late in the afternoon when the two men were on their way home, according to the reports given authorities, Meisner suggested that the two men separate as they were working through a good deer hunting region. Before separating they arranged a series of signals. If any game was spotted the one seeing the game was to whistle to the other.

 

Whistles to Meisner

 

   Abbott told authorities this week that after leaving Meisner he had proceeded along through the woods. Suddenly he saw something moving in the bushes. He watched the bushed for awhile, and decided it was a deer nibbling at some low hanging sprouts, he whistled to attract Meisner to the scene. He received no answer to the signal.

 

Takes Careful Aim

 

   Believing the object moving in then bushes to be a deer, Abbott took careful aim and after due deliberation, fired. The bullet pierced Meisner’s right hip. The Wounded man was removed from the woods and taken to the Rumford Community Hospital, where he died when hemorrhages set in.

 

   Meisner was slightly deaf. It is understood and it is believed that this may account for his not hearing the signal whistles. After the accident Abbott was prostrated with grief.

 

Investigation

 

    Monday morning Abbott reported the accident to the authorities. County Attorney Flanagan and Sheriff Harry D. Stimson began an investigation at once. They are working on the case at the present time.

 

   Meisner is survived by his wife and three children, who make their home in East Andover; His father, Amish Meisner, also of East Andover, his mother, Mrs. Amish Meisner; a brother, Laurie Meisner, and a sister, Mrs. Leon Abbott, of Bethel. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock.

Stephen A. Meisner, 1864 - 1955  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  DIXFIELD - Stephen A. Meisner, 91, of Andover, died Friday [May 27, 1955] at Cole’s nursing home , where he had been a patient for three years.

  He was born April 20, 1864, at Branch LaHave, N. S., son of John and Aseneth Wile Meisner. For 55 years he had lived here. He was a retired lumberman. His wife, Gusandra Lohnes, died several years ago. He was a member of Cabot Lodge, K of P, and Evangelical Lutheran Church, Branch LaHave.

  Surviving are a sister and brother in Nova Scotia, three daughters, Mrs. Arvilla Feener, Mrs. Viola Gibbs, Andover, and Mrs. Elizabeth Sennett, Frye; and four sons, Nahum, Kenneth, and Doren, Andover, and Willis, Colebrook, N. H., 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Services at 2 P. M. Monday, May 30, at the Andover church, Rev. Andrew Young officiating. Burial Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.
 

Maude (Merrill) Melcher, 1866 - Abt. 1941 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  The death of Mrs. Maude M. Melcher, 74, occurred suddenly at her home, 346 Pine Street, early Friday morning. She was the widow of the late Richmond L. Melcher, well known Rumford resident, whose death occurred here several years ago.

  Mrs. Melcher was born November 29, 1866, in Andover, daughter of John Calvin and Araminta Jones Merrill, formerly of Turner. She attended Andover schools and came to Rumford to make her home 37 years ago, She was a member of the Mount Zircon Chapter, O.E.S., of the Rotary Anns, and the Amariscoggin Chapter, D.A.R.

  Surviving are a stepson, Richard L. Melcher, Jr., Newton, Mass., and a step daughter, Mrs. Jose Grume, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Charles Merrill, of Andover.

  Funeral services were held from the late home, Sunday at 2:30 P.M. with Rev. Charles L. Kinney officiating. Burial followed in the Crosstown cemetery, Brunswick. Bearers were four nephews, J. Harold Poor, Waldo and Avery Merrill, Andover, and Leroy Fiske, Portland, and Theodore Geiger and Alfred Brine.

  Among those here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Jose Grume and Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Melcher, Jr., and Mrs. Stanley Bisbee, Buckfield.
 

Doris E. (Marston) Merchant 1910 - 1959 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  MEXICO – Mrs. Doris E. Merchant, 49, of Richards Avenue, died Tuesday [December 8, 1959] at the Rumford Community Hospital where she was a patient for two days.

  Born at Andover, June 29, 1910, she was the daughter of Warren and Eva Andrews Marston. She graduated from Andover High School in 1928, and before her marriage was employed at the Andover Post Office. A resident here, she was a member of the Mexico Congregational Church.

  Surviving besides her mother, of Andover, are her husband, Earle G., this town; a son, Glendon, Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Erene (Evelyn) Gautreau, Miss Edith and Miss Mary, all local; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Idelle (Florence) Learned, Rumford Center. Mrs. Edson (Marjorie) Sessions, Middlebury, Vt., Mrs. Kenneth (Georgie) Fraser, Fryeburg, and Mrs. Thomas (Edith) McKay, local,; and a brother, Charles, Andover.

Died - At Rumford, Dec. 8, Mrs. Doris E. Merchant, aged 49. Services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mexico Congregational Church, Rev. John R. Johnston officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends may call at the Meader & Son Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Edith Merchant, ??-2004  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, June 22, 2004)

   RUMFORD - Funeral services for Miss Merchant were held Monday morning at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford, with the Rev. Virginia Snapp-Cunningham officiating. Musical selections were "What A friend We Have In Jesus," "In the Garden," sung by Rev. Cunningham and her husband, John, "Amazing Grace," sung by Rev. Cunningham and "Shall We Gather at the River." Bearers were Matthew Gautreau, Kim Gautreau, Patrick Webber, James Brazin, Scott Merchant and Nicholas Anastasio. Committal services were conducted by Rev. Cunningham and interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Ada Merrill, 1857-1922 (From the Rumford Falls Times, June 24, 1922)

   Mrs. Ada Merrill, who had been ill a number of weeks, passed away Tuesday, June 20 [1922], at the home of her sister, Mrs. Addie Burgess. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Burgess. She leaves one son, Clifford Merrill, of Bethel and sister Addie Burgess and many friends.

Dr. Alfred P. Merrill, 1843-1926 (From the Rumford Falls Times, October 9 & 16, 1926)

 

   The remains of Dr. Alfred P. Merrill, who died recently at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., were buried in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery Friday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Renfrow conducted the services.

 

   Dr. Merrill, who was a native of Andover, ME [the son of Ezekiel E. and Hannah Frost Merrill], was one of the best known men in his profession because of his writing and research and is known as the instigator as early as 1875 of a movement to put before Congress a bill, passed in 1918, granting dental surgeons the same recognition as general physicians and surgeons in the Army and Navy. He was well-known as a pioneer in Army and Navy dental legislation.

 

   Serving at one period of his career as Vice Consul General and acting Consul for the United States, in Australia. Dr. Merrill did much in that country to advance American interests. He was at one time a lecturer on histology at the Northwestern College in Chicago and established the Australian College of Dentistry in that country. He was the first dean and a member of the Dental School and Dispensary of Paris as well as the Ecole Dentaire de Paris. He was also a member of the Executive Counsel of the International Federation.


Annie (Green) Merrill, 1840-1916 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 8, 1916)

 

   Mrs. Oliver A. Merrill, [Dorcas A. on her headstone] who had been ill for a number of weeks, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Snell, Monday evening, April 2 [1916]. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. George Graham.

Avery Merrill, 1893 - 1947  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Avery Merrill, 53, died suddenly at the Community Hospital in Rumford, Monday afternoon [November 24, 1947] of coronary thrombosis. He was taken ill at the Stowell Manufacturing Company spool mill where he had worked for many years and was taken to the hospital

  He was a member of the Blazing Star Lodge of Masons and of Cabot Lodge Knights of Pythias.

  He was born in Andover, the son of Jessie Morton and Charles A. Merrill, December 3, 1893. He leaves his wife, Margaret, a father, Charles A. Merrill; a brother, Waldo Merrill, of Andover.

  Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Andover, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Linwood Potter officiated.

  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

  Mr. Merrill was a machinist in the Stowell mill for many years. A veteran of World war I, he was a member of Napoleon Ouellette Post, No. 24, American Legion, of Rumford.
 

C. Allison Merrill, 1921 - 1990 (Obituary from an unknown and undated newspaper)

Respected coach U.S. skiing official “Al” Merrill dies at 69

  LEBANON, N.H. - C. Allison "Al" Merrill, 69, of Hanover, N.H., died Sunday [July 8, 1990] at Lebanon after a long illness.

  He was born in Andover, Maine, Feb. 22, 1921, the son of Waldo and Alice Merrill. After  graduating from Hebron Academy, he enrolled at the University of New Hampshire, where he captained the ski teams to three consecutive Dartmouth Winter Carnival titles in 1941-43.

  Mr. Merrill served with the 83rd Infantry, in Europe during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Distinguished Service Medal. After returning to UNH and graduating in 1947, he taught physics and chemistry at Lebanon High School, where he also coached skiing.

  Mr. Merrill competed in Nordic skiing and earned a position on the U.S. Nordic team for the International Ski Federation championships in 1950. He was a coach of the U.S. Nordic team at the 1954 FIS championships in Falun, Sweden, and of the U.S. Nordic team at the Eighth Olympic Winter Games in 1956.

  Mr. Merrill came to Dartmouth as assistant coach under Walter Prager, and when Prager retired in 1957, Mr. Merrill became the first American-born coach of Dartmouth skiing. He led his first team to the national collegiate ski championship that year. In the 12 years that followed, he coached the team to seven Dartmouth Winter Carnival victories and never had a team place lower than fourth in the National Collegiate Athletic Association championships.

  In 1970 he was named Dartmouth's first director of outdoor affairs. Two years later he retired as Dartmouth's coach.

  A director of outdoor affairs, Mr. Merrill supervised the educational and recreational use of the 27,000 acre Second College Grant. Mr. Merrill initiated the renovation and enlargement of the college's Moosilauke Lodge. In addition, he presided over the construction of several bunkhouses to increase student access to Mount Moosilauke, and oversaw the construction of cabins for alumni use in the "Hell Gate" area north of the College Grant.

  As overall supervisor of the Dartmouth Outing Club, Mr. Merrill sought to relate club activities and the available natural resources to the environmental studies program added to the college's Curriculum in 1970.

  Mr. Merrill was head coach of the U.S. Ski Team from 1963-68 and served as the U.S. Ski Association's program director from 1968-70. He was co-chief of the Nordic course for the 1980 Winter Olympics and served as head Nordic coach for the U.S. teams at the 1964 and 1968 games. As a member of the FIS International Cross Country Ski Committee, he was named a technical delegate to the Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1972 games.

  President of the U.S. Eastern Amateur Ski Association in 1964, Mr. Merrill also served as director of both the Eastern and National Ski Associations and was a long-time member of the U.S. Olympic Ski Games Committee, the ski rules committee of the NCAA, and the ski committee of the U.S. Collegiate Sports Council.

  In 1972, Mr. Merrill was honored with the Julius P. Blegen award for outstanding contributions to U.S. skiing. In 1974 he was elected to the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame.

  He retired from Dartmouth in 1983, but continued his ski activities as a member of the FIS Cross Country Committee and the World Cup Commission, and as a trustee of the U.S. Ski Educational Foundation. In 1989 he received the Paul Bacon Award for his work in Nordic skiing.

  He is survived by his wife, the former Pamela Reed of Lebanon; a son, John of Stratham; a daughter Mrs. Nancy Esquivel of Lebanon; two sisters, Bette Britt of South Blue Hill, Maine, and Dorothy Roberts of Topsfield, Mass.: and five grandchildren.

Charles Allen Merrill, 1848 – 1925 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, January 31, 1925)

  Word has been received in town of the passing of Charles Allen Merrill at the Auburndale Sanitarium in Winter Haven, Florida, Sunday.

  General disability and complications of diseases hastened the end.  He was aged 76 years and nine months.

  Mr. Merrill was born in Andover, the son of [Ezekiel] Emery Merrill and Hannah (Frost) Merrill. He spent the greater part of his career in his native state going to Winter Haven in the spring of 1912 and purchasing a home on North First Street where he has since resided.

  The following clipping from the Winter Haven Chief reads:  “Mr. Charles Merrill was one of Winter Haven’s best known citizens and was a man of sterling character. Recent years, due to ill health, he lived a secluded life but retained the friendship of all those who had known him in earlier and happier days. He is survived by his devoted helpmate.

  “The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home with Rev. R. A. Nichols, D. D., officiating. Interment followed at the mausoleum.”
 

Charles A. Merrill, 1870 - 1954  (Obituary from an un identified and undated local newspaper)

RETIRED STEAM ENGINEER, 83, DIES AT ANDOVER HOME

  ANDOVER - Charles A. Merrill, 83, retired steam engineer, died Thursday afternoon [February 11, 1954] at his home on Maple Street.

  Native of this town, son of John and Araminta Jones Merrill, he was born July 9, 1870. His wife, Jessie K. Morton, died several years ago. In his early life he was an engineer on steamers which plied the Rangeley Lakes; later he worked in mills here, retiring in 1944. He was a member of Cabot Lodge, No. 117, Knights of Pythias, being a charter member, past chancellor commander, and associated with uniformed rank bodies.

  Surviving are a son, Waldo E., Andover, three grandchildren; three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services at 2 P.M. Sunday Feb. 14, at Andover Congregational Church, Mrs. Easter Peters officiating. Entombment at Andover. Burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, in the spring.
 

Charlotte Merrill, 1816-1910 (From the Rumford Falls Times, October 15, 1910)

 

   Mrs. Charlotte Merrill, widow of Martin Merrill, died in Andover on Oct. 10th [1910], aged 94 years. She is survived by three sons; Joel, Oliver and Frank, and one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Caldwell. Funeral services were held at the home of Joel Merrill Wednesday afternoon at 2 P M conducted by Rev. H. L. Packard.

Effie (Akers) Merrill, 1893 - 1991  (obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ROXBURY - Effie Akers Merrill, 98, died Monday [August?, 1991] at her summer residence, Sunset Cove, Roxbury Pond. She had lived at 5 Irving Road, Weston, Mass., for many years and was formerly of Andover.

  She was born in Andover March 22, 1893, the daughter of Lewis and Annie Andrews Akers. She attended Andover schools and graduated from Kents Hill School and Gorham Normal School with a degree in education. She taught schools and was a substitute teacher in Weston schools for 12 years, then worked in the Weston Public Library for more than 31 years until her retirement. She was treasurer of Weston Baptist Church for more than 25 years and was very active in the church Sunday school. She was married at Andover on Aug. 11, 1920 to Erlon A Merrill, who died in 1977.

  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William (Patricia) Thurston of Weston; a sister, Mrs. Olive A. Head of West Bethel; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
 

Elwin L. Merrill, 1916 - 1990  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  LEESBURG, Fla. - Elwin L. Merrill, 73, of Coleman, formerly of Andover, Maine, died Sunday [August 26, 1990] at Leesburg Nursing Center.

  He was born in Andover, Maine, Nov. 27, 1916, the son of Harry and Mable Holman Merrill. He attended Andover schools and was employed as a maintenance worker for the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Merrill was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S Navy, and was a member of the disabled American Veterans, Chapter 139 of Homosassa.

  He is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Bradeen and Carol Glover, both of Rochester, N.H.; a brother, Eugene Merrill of Andover, Maine; a sister, Virginia Justard of Rumford, Maine; and two grandsons.

Emma (Wyman) Merrill, 1879-1913 (From the Rumford Falls Times,. February 22, 1913)

 

   Emma Wyman Merrill, wife of Harry Merrill, [and daughter of Joel R. and Abbie Merrill Wyman] died suddenly Saturday, Feb. 15 [1913] aged 34 years. The funeral of Mrs. Merrill was held at her late home Tuesday. Her late child [Edith Alvira Merrill] was buried with her.

Erlon W. Merrill, 1915 -1987 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  EXETER, N.H. - Erlon W. Merrill, 72, of Main Street, Fremont, N.H., died Saturday [July ??, 1987] at Exeter Hospital after a brief illness.

  He was a native of Andover, Maine, having lived in Fremont for the past 26 years. He was a member of the Eastern Draft Horse Association and very active in showing and pulling draft horses throughout New England. He had retired from the Agway Co.

  He is survived by one son, Richard W. Merrill, Sr., of Andover; one daughter, Mary Ellen Walker, Raymond, N.H.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elwin L. Merrill of Homossassa, Fla. and Eugene L. Merrill of Andover; one sister, Virginia Daigle of Rumford; and several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services will be held Wednesday 1 pm at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH. Burial in the Village Cemetery, Fremont.

Ethelene B. (Silver) Merrill, 1921 – 2005 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, June 9, 2005)

 LEWISTON -- Ethelene B. Merrill, 83, died unexpectedly on June 1, 2005, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, Lewiston.  She resided in Andover most of her life, spending summers at camp on Garland Pond and in the past several years has resided in Alaska, Coleman, FL, and Lewiston.


     Ethelene was born in Andover on June 16, 1921, the daughter of Kenneth and Vivian (Learned) Silver. She graduated from Andover High School Class of 1939 and attended Kent's Hill Junior College.      She was married in Mexico on June 28, 1945 to the late Eugene L. Merrill, who died in Lewiston on July 21, 2004.


     Ethelene was employed as a cook at the Andover Elementary School for several years; a short time as a telephone operator in Andover; for a few years as a proprietor of a gold panning supply shop with her late husband; as well as a cook at a gold-mining camp in Alaska. But most of all, she enjoyed being a homemaker with her family.


     She was a former member of the Andover Pythian Sisters, as well as a member of the Calvary Bible Church. She was active in the church where she taught Sunday School and served as treasurer. While in Florida, she attended the First Baptist Church of Coleman, FL. In her life, she especially enjoyed traveling with her late husband and being with her loving family.


     Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Marcucci and husband, Thomas of Allyn, Washington; four sons, Kenneth and wife, Beverly of Winthrop, John and wife, Julie of North Pole, Alaska, Kerry and wife, Maria of Peru, and Robert Merrill of Andover; 12 grandchildren Jonathan Merrill, Amiee Merrill-Romig and husband Bill, Jared Merrill, Emily Merrill, Gene Merrill and wife, Tara, Michael Merrill, Curtis Merrill, Robert Merrill, Benjamin Adams, Joshua Adams, Cory Merrill and Kassie Merrill; three great-grandchildren, William Romig, Abigayl Romig and Haille Romig.  She was predeceased by a sister, Glenice Roberts; and a brother, Kenneth Nahum.


     Funeral is 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Calvary Bible Church, 1063 So. Main St., Andover, with Pastor Duane Waite officiating. Calling hours 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Meader & son Funeral Home, Rumford. Interment at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Calvary Bible Church, 1063 So. Main St., Andover, Maine 04216 or the Andover Educational Fund, P.O. Box 32, Andover, Maine 04216 in her memory.

Eugene L. Merrill, 1920 – 2004 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, July 22, 2004)

 

LEWISTON - Eugene L. Merrill, 83, died Wednesday, July 21, surrounded by his family, at the d'Youville Pavilion. He formerly resided in Andover, most of his life and in the past several years has resided in Coleman, Fla., Alaska, and Lewiston.

He was born in Andover, on Aug. 10, 1920, a son of Harry W. And Mabel (Holman) Merrill, and graduated from Andover High School, Class of 1938.

He proudly served with the United States Coast Guard in the Merchant Marine during World War II from Dec. 7, 1941 to Aug, 15, 1945.

For many years, he was a farmer and later worked at the Rumford Falls Power Co. for over 22 years until retirement in 1978 as an operator.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing in Alaska, and after retirement worked in the gold mines of Alaska.

He was married in Mexico, on June 28, 1945 to the former, Ethelene B. Silver who resides in Lewiston;

Other survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Marcucci and husband, Thomas, of Allyn, Wash.; four sons, Kenneth and wife, Beverly, of Winthrop, John and wife, Julie, of North Pole, Alaska, Kerry and wife, Maria, of Peru, and Robert Merrill, of Andover; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Justard and husband, Gordon, of Rumford; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Erlon, Walter and Elwin Merrill; and parents, Harry and Mabel Merrill.
 

  Fred H. Merrill, 1861 - 1951 (obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  HANOVER - Fred Merrill, 90, died Friday afternoon [September 21, 1951] at the home of his daughter, Mrs Norman Ferguson here. A long-time resident of Andover, he had lived here since 1946.

  He was born March 15, 1861, at Roxbury, the son of Andrew L. and Clarinda Morton Merrill. His wife, the former Mary E Shedd, died several years ago.

  Surviving are a son, Arthur, New York; five daughters, Mrs Eva Hodge, Canton; Mrs Harriet Reed, Berlin, N H; Mrs Mildred Niles, Rumford; Mrs Hazel Ferguson, Hanover and Mrs Fern Cutting, Andover.

  Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational Church, Sunday, September 23, at 2 o'clock.

  Rev Clayton Richard, Mexico, officiated, assisted by Rev Easter Peters, Rumford Point Congregational Church. Burial was in the Frye cemetery, Frye.

  Pall bearers were Edward Warren, Timothy Learned, Homer Richards and Merton Fox.

  Present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs Roy Briggs, Buckfield; Mrs Arthur Damon, West Paris; Mr. and Mrs John Mitchell, Winthrop; Mr. and Mrs Albert Godfrey, Winthrop; Mr. and Mrs John Kennedy and son, Russell, Lexington, Mass; Mr. and Mrs Clarence MacAuley, Lexington, Mass; Mrs Kenneth Strachon, Belmont, Mass; Mr. and Mrs George Reid, Berlin, N H.
 

Guy F. Merrill, 1893-1968  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 14, 1968)

  Guy F. Merrill died on March 1? At the age of 74 after a three week illness in the Union Hospital, Lynn, Mass.

  Mr. Merrill was formerly at Auburn and Rumford. He had made his home with his daughter in Lynnfield, Mass., for the past year.

  Mr. Merrill was born on May 18, 1893, at Andover, the son of Datus and Sybil Augustus Merrill. He worked for the New England Telephone Company from January 9, 1923 until his retirement, June 1, 1959.

  He was a member of The Telephone Pioneers and a life member of the Oxford Bear Lodge Knights of Pythias.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Record Merrill, of Dixfield; and one daughter, Mrs. Michael Casper, Lynnfield, Mass.

  Rev. Harold Yates conducted funeral services on March 20 at 2 p.m. in the Meader and Son Funeral Home. Entombment was in the Sunnyside receiving vault. Burial will be at Moose Hill Cemetery, Livermore Falls, in the spring.

  Pall bearers were Arthur Niles, Warren Hopkins, Henry Lyon, Frank Persons, Nick Stronach, Fred Simpson.

Harry W.  Merrill, 1887 - 1967  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Harry W. Merrill, 80, died at the Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient for six days.

  He was born June 17, 1887 at Andover, the son of Joel and Nora Marston Merrill. Mr. Merrill was a lifelong resident of Andover. Retiring ten years ago, he was a farmer and lumberman. He was a member of the Lone Mountain Grange. On May 5, 1914 he married Mabel Holman.

  Surviving besides his widow are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph A. Daigle, Cicero, N.Y.; three sons, Erlon W., Freemont, N.H., Elwin L., Rochester, N.H., Eugene L., Andover; a brother, Erlon L., Weston, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; six great grand children.

  Services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rev. Nathaniel Peterson  officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

Mabel (Holman) Merrill, 1891 - 1974 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  The death of Mabel H. Merrill, age 83, a lifelong resident of Andover, occurred at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway on Saturday, August 17 [1974]. She had been a patient for one day.

  Mrs. Merrill was born in Frye on June 12, 1891 the daughter of William and Inez Green Holman. She was married to Harry W. Merrill in Andover on May 12, 1914. Mr. Merrill died in 1967.

  She was a member of Lone Mountain Grange of Andover.

  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Daigle of Cato, N.Y.; three sons, Erlon W. Merrill, Fremont, N.H., Elwin L. Merrill, Rochester, N.H., and Eugene L. Merrill of South Andover; two sisters, Mrs. Arabelle Farrar, West Paris, and Mrs. Isabel Johnson of Redstone, N.H.; twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held by Rev. Nathaniel Pearson at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford, on August 20 at 2 pm. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

   Sarah (Emery) Merrill, 1753 - 1848  (This came from Laura Elizabeth Poor, "The First International Railway and the Colonization of New England, Life and Writings of John Alfred Poor," G. P. Putnam and Sons, New York, 1892, p.10. John Alfred Poor was Sarah Merrill's grandson, and I believe Laura Elizabeth Poor was his daughter. This was written by John Alfred Poor, and appears in quotation marks but without reference to the original source.)

  "Died in Andover, Maine, in 1848, Sarah Merrill, relict of the late Deacon Ezekiel Merrill, aged ninety three years and eight months. She was a daughter of Moses Emery, of Newbury, Mass., and was born 1753; at nineteen, married, and soon after with her husband united with the church in their native place. Apprehensive, with others in the vicinity of the sea-coast of the danger to which the outbreak of the American Revolution exposed them, they removed to Pelham, N. H., where they lived until after the peace of 1783. As their pecuniary means became reduced, they concluded to move to Maine, where land was cheap; and in March, 1788, with seven children - the eldest a son fourteen years old, the youngest a daughter about four - they started for Sudbury, Canada, now Bethel. At Fryeburg their road terminated. There Mr. Merrill employed men with snow-shoes, and sixteen sleds drawn by their own hands, to carry the family and movable articles to Sudbury, Canada, a distance of about thirty miles. There was then no house or inhabitant on their route. They threw up a camp for the night about midway between Fryeburg and Bethel; and the second day they reached the first house. In this place they remained about fifteen months, when with a small company from Andover, Mass., he became a purchaser from Massachusetts of the township on the Ellis River, now called Andover. From their residence in Sudbury-Canada to this place the distance was about thirteen miles by land and three times as far by water.

  "Having procured boats of the Indians, in the month of May, 1789, the family, nine in all, embarked and sailed easily down the Androscoggin to the mouth of the Ellis River, whence they stemmed the current. They supped and rested for the night under a large pine. Early the next morning they re-embarked and proceeded up the river to the Forks, where they were received by some Indian families, from whom they had procured their boats, into their cabins, and treated them with much hospitality for the night.

  "The year before, Mr. Merrill and his sons had felled some trees, and made a slight camp about two miles from the Indian cabins. The third morning, Mrs. Merrill with one son and a guide walked through the woods to this place, and the other children in the boats were pushed up the stream against the camp. It was towards noon, and they now prepared what has been called their Thanksgiving Dinner. Their present situation is thus described:

  "'The cabin they had built was so small that very little could be put into it; therefore some of the men felled a few trees and stripped off the bark; they set up four crotched stakes, and laid on saplings, and spread bark overhead so as to keep off the sun and rain. Under this shelter they put the articles which the weather would injure. They then drove stakes into the ground, and laid wicker brush for their bedsteads, to keep their beds from the ground, - they having no floor, and there being no boards nearer than twenty-five miles, nor any road by which they could be brought. The children pulled up the small bushes, and wet and trod the ground so as to make it hard. This finished the third day from Bethel. The next day their companions from Bethel returned.'

  "In the year 1791 many beginnings were made by the proprietors. The next year one more family came to town; and in 1793-4 three or four females. In May of 1793, their oldest daughter, not fifteen years old, was married. In October of the same year their house and most of its contents were burned. The children sleeping overhead were awakened by the fire in the roof, and barely escaped, losing all but the clothes in which they slept. This was a heavy loss; they were able, however, to erect a frame house before winter, - a saw-mill having been erected a year or two earlier, - and thenceforward, with their neighbors, now becoming more numerous, advanced in genial prosperity. A church was formed in 1800; the town was incorporated by the name of East Andover in 1804."

  Waldo E. Merrill, 1897 - 1975 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   ANDOVER - Waldo E. Merrill, 77, died unexpectedly Sunday night [February 2, 1975] at his residence, Maple St., Andover, where he had resided all his life.

   He was born Nov. 5, 1897 in Andover, the son of Charles and Jesse Morton Merrill. He graduated from Andover High School. Mr. Merrill was a past master of Blazing Star Lodge, AF and AM, Rumford, a member of Mt. Zircon Chapter OES Rumford, a member of Strathglass Commandery, K of P, Rumford, a 50 year member of Cabot Lodge, K of P, Andover, a deacon of Andover Congregational Church. He was formerly a secretary of the Pineland Ski Club, Andover and was a former selectman of Andover for many years. He had been employed for the F. H. Newton General Store for many years and recently was caretaker with the Fox Estate in the Andover area. He was married in Andover, June 2, 1920 to the late Alice Andrews, who died March 26,1970.

  Surviving are a son, Charles A. of Lebanon, N. H., two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Grindle, Blue Hill and Mrs. Dorothy M. Roberts, Topsfield, Mass.; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.

  MERRILL - In Andover, February 2, 1975, Mr. Waldo E. Merrill, age 77. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Andover Congregational Church with Rev. James E. Bosworth officiating. Entombment at Woodlawn Receiving Vault, Andover. Interment In the spring in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends are invited to call at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday. Those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, are requested to donate to the Andover Congregational Church in memory of Waldo E. Merrill. Visitation 7 p.m., Tuesday, Mt. Zircon Chapter OES; 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Masonic Service will be conducted by the Blazing Star Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Rumford.  

Robert Joseph Metevier, 1936 – 2010 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, June 28, 2010)

GRAY — Robert Joseph Metivier, 73, died at his home in Gray, on June 24. His quick and peaceful passing was most likely due to heart failure.

Born Sept. 4, 1936, in Rumford, he lived in Rumford, Hartford, Conn., Andover, Mexico, Dixfield, Portland and Gray, and worked as an excellent carpenter having been taught by his father. Bob’s new found faith in Christ sustained him and carried him through the past few years while compelling him to reach out to others and to serve the churches he frequented.

Survivors include his brother, Ernest Metivier; ex-wife, Marie-Jeanne Blanchard Metivier; his sons, Robert, Dave and his fiancee, Margaret Esslinger Rapp and Eric and his wife, Carole Garnett Metivier; daughter, Maureen Metivier; grandchildren, Katie Metivier Greenwood, Dave and Leah Metivier, Nicole, Kyle and Sadie Metivier; and four great-grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Pauline Metivier Arsenault; his parents, Joseph Metivier and Margurite Bovin Metivier; and granddaughter, Rachel Metivier.


Armand G. Michaud, 1914 – 2004  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, February 12, 2004)

  SKOWHEGAN - Armand G. Michaud, 89, died on Feb. 7, 2004 at the Cedar Ridge Nursing Care Center in Skowhegan. Formerly of Andover, he resided on Madison Avenue in Skowhegan.

   He was born in St. Basil, NB, Canada on June 6, 1914, a son of Felix and Olive (Lavoie) Michaud. He had attended schools in Caribou.

   He served with the U.S. Army during World War II as a Sgt, Co. B., 220th Armored Engineer Battalion from Aug 20, 1942 to Dec. 10, 1945 in
the Rhineland and Central Europe.

   Mr. Michaud had worked as head mechanic at the John Deere Dealership in Rumford and also for R.J. Swain and for Andover Wood Products.

   He was married in Rumford on July 2, 1942 to the former Florence Meisner, who survives of Skowhegan.

   Other survivors include two sons, Thomas Michaud of Machias, and Tim Michaud and wife, LeAnn of New Hartford, CT; two daughters, Victoria Bolduc and husband, Robert of Skowhegan, Leigh Ganung and husband, Jeff of Winstead, CT; two brothers, Orvilla Michaud and wife, Lillian of Caribou, Edward Michaud and wife, Irene of New Sweden; a brother, Clifton Michaud of Lebanon, CT; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

   He was predeceased by a son, Peter Michaud; two sisters, Annie Longley of Caribou and Lida Yula of Green Lake; and three brothers, Omer Michaud of Columbia, CT, Gilbert Michaud of Caribou, and Carol Michaud of Caribou.

   There are no public calling hours but friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at St. Athanasius - St. John
Church
, Rumford. Interment in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.  Those who desire, please contribute to: Andover Elementary School Fund in memory of Peter Michaud 4th Grade Most Improved Student.

Alice (Averill) Miller, 1899-1971  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, February 8, 1971)

  Mrs. Alice A. Miller, 71, of 224 Pine Street, Rumford, died on June 29 at Community Hospital here after being a patient there one week.

  Most of her life Mrs. Miller had lived in C Township, Middle Dam. For the past 15 years she had been living with her son, Lorenzo E. Miller, Jr., at 224 Pine Street, Rumford.

  She was born October 6, 1899, the daughter of Maude and Alvin Averill, in Andover. She married the late Lorenzo Miller, Sr.

  She was a member of the Lone Mountain Grange, Andover; and Mount Sugarloaf Grange, Dixfield.

  Surviving are three sons, Edward A. Miller, Dixfield, Eugene A. Miller of Woburn, Mass., and Lorenzo E. Miller, Jr. Rumford; and seven grandchildren.

  Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford, Rev. Daniel Fenner Jr. of Dixfield officiated. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, where committal services were conducted at the cemetery.

  Pallbearers were Gerald Deanis and Roger Mills Jr. of Andover; Revello Gordon, Dixfield; and Edward Brown of Rumford.

Eugene A. Miller, 1932 - 1998  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  ANDOVER - Eugene A. Miller, 66, died Sunday, July 5, [1998] at his residence on South Arm Road where he had lived for the past four years. He was formerly of Parsonfield.

  He was born in Middle Dam on Jan. 30, 1932, son of Lorenzo and Alice (Averill) Miller. He had attended schools in Andover and had served as a SP4 in the U.S. Army.

  A bricklayer and mason, he was employed for the H. S. Peterson Co. in Windham, N.H. for many years until retirement in 1992 and was a member of the bricklayers union. He was also a member of Snow Goers Snowmobile Club in Andover.

  He was married to Margaret Schwamb and later was married to Gloria Black who survives of Andover.

  Other survivors include two daughters, Meg Miller of Colebrook, N.H., Sue Miller of Barre, Vt.; a son, Robert Miller of Portland; a step-son, Ted Day of Cornish; three step-daughters, Mrs. Larry (Melanie) Smith of Parsonfield, Mrs. Mark (Stephanie) Garland of Sebago, and Mrs. Kenneth (Carla) Fickett of Gorham; one brother, Lorenzo Miller of Andover; two grandchildren, Kristi and Bobby Miller of Ossipee, N.H., six step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Miller.
 

Frinda M. (Gordon) Miller 1899 - 1984  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Frinda M. Miller of Andover died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1984 at the Sandy River Nursing Care Center, Farmington, following a long illness.

  She was born in Andover, March 18, 1899, the daughter of Frank and Nellie Marston Gordon. She was graduated from Andover High School in 1917. She taught school for several years in Andover after her graduation. She was married at Rumford Center, June 26, 1921 to Erwin Fred Miller who died in Rumford July 22, 1980. She was a member of the Calvary Congregational Church, past master, honorary member, Lone Mountain Grange, honorary member of Rumford Grange, member of Pomona and Sate and National Granges.

  Surviving are a son, Gordon Miller of Andover; a daughter, Mrs. Laura Dolloff, South Andover; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held at one o’clock Friday afternoon at the Calvary Congregational Church, South Andover, with Rev. Donald Grover and Rev. Nathaniel Pearson officiating. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Receiving Vault with interment in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery.
 

Gordon F. Miller, 1926 - 1993  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

   ANDOVER - Gordon F. Miller, 67, died July 4 [1993] at his residence in Andover where he had lived most of his life.

  Born in Andover, Jan. 21, 1926, the son of Erwin and Frinda (Gordon) Miller, he graduated from Andover High School in 1943. As a boy, he worked for a few local logging companies and then went to work at the International Paper Company in North Tonawanda, N.Y., for more than 18 years until 1970, when he returned to Andover. He then worked for several years as a steward at the Balsams until his retirement. He had attended the Calvary Congregational Church in South Andover.

  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Laura Dolloff, of South Andover; a daughter, Mrs. Neil (Jeanne) Choops, of  Buffalo, N.Y.; three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  

Dora M. (Towne) Mills, 1856-1931 (From the Rumford Falls Times, October 15, 1931)

   Funeral services for Mrs. Dora M. Mills, widow of the late Henry A. Mills, who died at her home in New York, Friday, [October 9, 1931] after a week’s illness, were held from the Congregational church, Andover, Monday afternoon.

   Rev. George W. M. Keyes, pastor of the church, conducted the services, which were largely attended by friends and relatives among whom were Mrs. Susan Mills Titus, New York city, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman W. Bedell, Boston, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Freeburn, Lawrence Freeburn, Winchester, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Marshall, Dixfield.

   Interment was at Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.

   Mrs. Mills was born in Summitville, Md., nearly 76 years ago, the daughter of the late Eshbon and Caroline Dresser Towne. Coming to Andover when a child of 10, she made her home with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Bedell, until her marriage to Henry A. Mills in 1879. Two children who were born to them who survive; Mrs. Susan Mills Titus, New York and I. E. Mills, Andover.

  For several years she spent her summers in Andover and her winters in New York.

Henry A. Mills, 1860-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, October 12, 1918)

   News has reached friends in town that Henry A. Mills of West Medford, died of a hemorrhage Oct. 8 [1918]. Mr. Mills lived in Andover several years as one of our merchants, was a supervisor of schools during the years 1898-99, later being an insurance agent until he moved to Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife [Dora], a son [Ike], and a daughter, Mrs. Susan Titus, also a brother, I.N. Mills of New York City.

  Isaac E. Mills, 1883 - 1959 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - I. E. Mills, 75, died Saturday [June 20, 1959] at the Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient four days.

  Born here, Oct. 8, 1883, he was the son of Henry and Dora Towne Mills. He was the widower of Vina Fields. He was a lifelong resident, making his home on Main Street.

    Mr. Mills was a general store proprietor for 47 years, retiring four years ago. He was a former fire chief, having served over 15 years; a member of the Andover Congregational Church; and a 50-year member of Cabot Lodge, K. of P.

  Survivors include a son, Roger H. Sr., a daughter [s/b sister] Susan Titus, both of town, three grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

  DIED  At Rumford, June 20, I. E. Mills, aged 75. Services at 2 p.m. Monday at the Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Leon Strout officiating. Also, services by Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

  Louise (Akers) Mills, 1906 - 1980  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Louise Mills, 74, died Tuesday [no date given, but year was 1980] at her South Main Street residence, where she had lived most of her life.

  Born June 7, 1906 in Rumford, she was the daughter of Nathan and Harriet Learned Akers. She was graduated from the Gorham Normal School and was an elementary school teacher in Monmouth and Andover for many years, until her retirement.

  She was a member of the Andover First Congregational Church, the church choir and Ladies Aide Society. She was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Andover Friday Club, the Lone Mountain Club, a charter member of the Andover Historical Society, an Andover Library trustee and a former member of Mt. Zircon Chapter, OES. She was married in Portland on June 27, 1928 to the late Roger Mills Sr., who died in Andover Nov. 28, 1978.

  Survivors include a son, Roger H. Mills Jr. of Andover, a daughter, Mrs. Keith (Sally Jane) Wilson of Salem, N.H., 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Andover Congregational Church with the Rev. David Wuori and the Rev. Leon  Strout officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

 Roger H. Mills, Sr., 1906 - 1978  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Roger H. Mills, Sr., died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1978, at his home on South Main Street, Andover, where he has lived for the past 70 years.

  He was born Jan. 6, 1906, in North Andover, Mass., the son of Isaac and Vine Fields Mills. He graduated from Andover High School in the class of 1923 and Gray’s Plus Business College, class of 1925. He retired in 1973 from his star mail route serving Andover, Rumford and Bethel areas. Mr. Mills was a life-time member of the First Congregational Church and the church choir. He was a former member of Blazing Star Lodge, AF & AM. Member of Cabot Lodge, K. of P., former director and organizer of the Pineland Ski Club.

  Mr. Mills was a former deacon and trustee of the Congregational Church, trustee of the Andover Library, member of the Rumford Point Men’s Club, the Andover Historical Society, the Andover Fire Department, chairman of the Andover Sesquicentennial millionth visitor; leader and organizer of the Knights of King Arthur Boys Group. He had organized the Memorial Day services, Easter morning breakfast, the children’s Easter egg hunt and was instigator of outside lights of the Andover Congregational Church. Mr. Mills was a member of the former Small Town Band known as the Happy Five. He was married in Portland on June 27, 1928, to the former Louise Akers, who survives of Andover. He was part owner for many years of the Mills Market in Andover.

  Also surviving are a son, Roger H. Mills, Jr., Andover; a daughter, Sally Jane Wilson, Salem ,N.H.; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
 

Agnes P. (Talbot) Milton, 1887 - 1984 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  SOUTH PARIS - Agnes P. Milton, 96, formerly of Andover, died Wednesday [January 18, 1984] at a Norway nursing home.

  Born at Andover, Oct. 30, 1887, she was the daughter of John F. and Georgie Fisher Talbot. She attended Andover schools and Hebron Academy. Mrs. Talbot [s/b Milton] was a homemaker. She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church. She resided here the past 35 years, coming from Andover. She was married to Frederick A. Milton in 1905. He died in 1960.

  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Tressa) Gabrielson of Boca Raton, Fla.; two sons, F. Roger of Norway, Robert L. of Auburn; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Howard (Alice) Averill, died in 1963.

  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in the spring.
 

Althea F. (Poor) Milton, 1907 - 2005 (Obituary from Funeral Services LLC)

Auburn- Althea F. Milton, 97, of Seville Park Plaza, Schooner Estates, Auburn, ME died Wednesday, March 02, 2005.

She was born March 23, 1907 at Andover, ME the daughter of Archer D. & Susie (Goodwin) Poor.

Althea was educated in the Andover Schools and graduated from Andover High School in 1925. She attended Farmington Normal School.

She married Frederick Roger Milton on March 12, 1932. Althea and her husband worked together for 11 years at Camp Bellevue on Upper Richardson Lake. She and her husband moved to South Paris on his return from duty in WW II. She worked for the Jack & Jill Shoppe in Norway for several years.

Althea is survived by her husband and a brother Archer D. Poor Jr. and many nieces & nephews.

She is predeceased by her sister Thelma Clark, a sister-in-law Frances Poor and a niece Penny Poor.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, 670 Turner St., Auburn, ME 04210.

Fred A. Milton, 1875 - 1960 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  SOUTH PARIS - Fred A. Milton, 85, died Thursday [ September 8, 1960] at the Stephens Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since last Friday.

  Born November 10, 1875 at Dorchester, N. B., he was the son of John S. and Lois Crossman. On Feb. 9, 1905, he married the former Agnes Talbert[Talbot]. He came here from Andover 15 years ago. Mr. Milton was a retired lumberman and was active in reforestation. He was one of the first persons to set out small pines and continued this practice the past 32 years. He had a tree farm in Andover. In 1947 he was awarded the B. C. Jordan prize for having the best trimmed 10 acre stand of pines. Mr. Milton was a member of the K. of P. of Andover; a former member of the South Paris Extension Association. Surviving are two sons,  Roger L. of this town, Robert L. of Auburn; two daughters, Mrs. Tressa Stowell of Bryant Pond, Mrs. Alice Averill of South Paris; 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; four sisters, Miss Tressa Milton of Boston, Mrs. Lillian Chambers of Wollaston, Mass., Mrs. Ann Haines of Norton, Mass., Mrs. Alice McAllister of Ottawa, Can.; and a brother, Clinton Milton of Boston.

  Funeral services will be held from the I. W. Andrews & Son Funeral Home, South Woodstock Saturday at 1:30 p. m., Rev. Kenneth V. Gray officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Frederick Roger Milton, 1907-2005 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, May 13, 2005)

   AUBURN – Frederick R. [Roger] Milton, 97, of Seville Park Plaza, Schooner Estates, Auburn, died Sunday, May 8 [2005].

   He was born July 27, 1907, in Andover, the son of Frederick A. and Agnes (Talbot) Milton.

   He was educated in Andover schools and attended Hebron Academy. He graduated from Andover High School in 1925.

   He married Althea Frances Poor on March 12, 1932. Frederick and his wife worked together for 11 years at Camp Bellevue on Upper Richardson Lake. He faithfully served his country from 1943 to 1945 in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He and his wife moved to South Paris on his return from duty in World War II. Frederick worked from the ‘50s to the ‘70s as a purchasing agent for Paris Manufacturing in South Paris. He and his wife wintered in Florida where he enjoyed playing golf.

   He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

   He was deceased by his loving wife, Althea Francis Milton; a sister-in-law, Thelma Clark; a sister-in-law, Frances Poor; and a niece, Penny Poor.
 

 Robert Leslie Milton, 1909 - 1998  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  Robert Leslie Milton, 88, of Auburn, died early Monday morning, Jan. 19, 1998, at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.

  Mr. Milton was born in Andover on Oct. 22, 1909, the son of Fred A. and Agnes (Talbot) Milton.

  From 1937 to 1951 he served as Deputy and Chief Deputy Sheriff for Oxford County. He was employed as a claims adjuster from 1951 to 1965 for Farm Bureau, and as Auburn claims manager for the Concord Group Insurance Company. In 1965 he started the Robert L. Milton Insurance Agency, serving as its president until his retirement in 1989.

  He married the former Vivian Wentworth Martin in 1927.

  He served as corporator for Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston; on the Board of the Auburn Tax Assessors, on the Board of Directors for Concord Group Insurance Company and the State Mutual Insurance Company; was appointed by the late Gov. James B. Longley to serve on the Advisory Board of the Maine State Housing Authority. He was a member of Tranquil Lodge 29 AF & AM, Lewiston Lodge of Perfection, Auburn Council Princes of Jerusalem, H.H. Dickey Chapter Rose Croix, Maine Consistory Valley of Portland 32nd degree, Bradford Chapter 9 Royal Arch Masons, Dunlap Council 8 Royal and Select Masters, Lewiston Commandery 6 Knights Templar, Kora Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. where he was an Honorary Member of the Kora Arab Patrol. He was elected and served as I11 Potentate of Kora Temple in 1974. He was a life member and past director of Put Stevens Court 107 Royal Order of Jesters and a member of Kora Cabiri. He served as an Aide to Past Imperial Potentate Richard B. Olfene from 1983 to 1984. He was a member of the Androscoggin Valley Shrine Club and a member of Martindale Country Club for many years.

  An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending his summers at his camp in Oquossoc.

  He attended the High Street Congregational Church, Auburn.

  Survivors include his wife of Auburn; two sons, Robert W. of Mechanic Falls and Frederick A. of West Boylston, Mass.; one daughter, Joanne P. Lowell of South Paris; one sister, Tressa Stowell of Bryant Pond and Boca Raton, Fla.; one brother, F. Roger of South Paris; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a sister, Alice Averill, in 1963 and one grandson in, 1993.

  Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. at the Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, 217 Turner Street, Auburn. Burial will be at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn, in the spring. Those desiring may make contributions to The Shrine Hospitals for Children, c/o Kora Temple, 11 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, ME 04240.

 

Robert Wentworth Milton, 1927 – 2009 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, December 4, 2009


   SOUTH PARIS — Robert Wentworth Milton, 81, of Milton Lane in Mechanic Falls, died Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Maine Veterans' Home after a long
illness.


   He was born in Andover, Dec. 22, 1927, the son of Robert L. and Vivian M. Milton. He married Virginia Record, and they made their family home in Mechanic
Falls
for more than 49 years. His home and grounds were a testament to his talent as a woodworker and gardener.


   He graduated from Paris High School in 1945 and that summer joined the Marine Corps, serving for six years. He was stationed in Guam and China. He worked for Central Maine Power until he joined his father in the family business, Milton Insurance Agency. He was a 20-year member of the Auburn-Lewiston Kiwanis Club. As a member he filled all chairs including president and district lieutenant governor.


   He will be sadly missed by his son, Stanley and his wife, Susan, of Andover; daughter, Patricia of Mechanic Falls and her fiancée, Scott Hamilton; granddaughter, Lori Chouinard and husband, David, and their children, Joshua and Hannah of Turner, granddaughter, Jennifer Milton and her boyfriend, Jody Brown, and her children, Brittany and Hunter of Harrison; brother, Fred and wife, Penny, of West Boylston, Mass.; and sister, Joanne Lowell of South Paris.


   He was predeceased by his father, Robert in 1998; his mother, Vivian in 2004; son, John in 2003; and his wife, Virginia in 2004.

 

Sarah Ann Milton, 1845-1911 (From the Rumford Falls Times, Sept., 1911)

 

   Mrs. William Milton, who has been ill for several months, died at her home on Newton Street Wednesday morning, Sept. 20 [1911].

 

 

Virginia (Record) Milton, 1931-2004  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, August 16, 2004)

 

   MECHANIC FALLS - Virginia Record Milton, of 1 Milton Lane, Mechanic Falls, died Saturday at her home following a long illness.

   She was born in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Carlton J. and Bernice T. Record.

   She married Robert W. Milton and they have made their home in Mechanic Falls for 44 years.

   As a homemaker, she enjoyed reading and gardening.

   In addition to her husband, she will be sadly missed by her son, Stanley, and his wife, Susan, of Andover; her daughter, Patricia, of Mechanic Falls and her fiancé, Scott Hamilton; a granddaughter, Lori Chouinard, and her husband, David, and their children, Joshua and Hannah, of Turner; and a granddaughter, Jennifer, and her children, Brittany and Hunter, of Harrison.

   She was predeceased by her son, John, in October, 2003.

 

William Milton, 1849-1925 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, September 19, 1925)

 

   William Milton, proprietor of the Milton House and a prominent resident of Andover for many years, passed away at his home on Newton Street Saturday afternoon [Sept. 12, 1925] after an illness of several months. During the early stages of his disease and thru the untiring efforts of his family it was thought he might get well, but it was not to be and the end came peacefully.

 

   Mr. Milton was born in New Brunswick about 75 years ago, coming to Andover in early manhood, he rebuilt the Milton House and made it one of the best hotels in the country. He was a genial, kind-hearted man, a good neighbor and a good friend. The town has lost an upright citizen and one whose place will be hard to fill. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank Perry, of Somerville, Mass., and a son, Ernest Milton, who lives at home.

 

   The funeral which took place Tuesday afternoon was largely attended. Rev. John W. Suter conducted the services. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers. Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Edith (Merrill) Mitchell, 1868 - 1953 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Edith Mitchell died at Rumford Community Hospital Saturday [ October 31, 1953] after being admitted the previous day.

  She was born Aug. 27, 1868, at Salem, daughter of Rufus and Hannah Billington Merrill.

  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. David Glines, with whom she had been making her home; two granddaughters and two great grandsons.

DIED - In Rumford, Oct. 31, Mrs. Edith Mitchell, of Andover, age 85. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 P.M. at the late home, Rev. Potter officiating. Burial at Andover cemetery.

 

Horatio Mitchell, 1830 – 1913 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, September 13, 1913

  Horatio Mitchell passed away at the home of Oscar Damon and wife on Main Street Friday morning, Sept. 5, at the age of 83 years, 4 months, 21 days.  This aged gentleman had lived with his only daughter, Mrs. Damon since her marriage 29 years ago, and had one of the best homes in his declining years.  Mr. Mitchell was a kind and loving father, who greeted everyone with a smile and cheery welcome, especially the young.  His only son, Wm Mitchell, who has lived near him has tenderly watched over him in his declining years as well as his daughter have the assurance that they have done all they could to make his last days bright and pleasant.  A granddaughter, Grace Mitchell of Andover, and two sisters, Mrs. R. E Knight of Rumford Point and Mrs. L. Joselyn of Charleston, Mass. are also left to mourn besides many friends.  Prayers were held at his late home Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. John W. Suter of Winchester, Mass.  The funeral was held at Carthage Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. R. E. Gilkey of the Cong’l church.   Flowers were many and beautiful, many coming from a distance.  Interment at Carthage where his wife was buried many years ago.
 

William Mitchell, 1860 - 1939 (obituary from an unidentified local newspaper)

  William Mitchell, a resident of Andover for many years, died at his home on Main street at 11 o'clock Thursday night [October 12, 1939] after a long period of ill health. He was born in Byron, October 17, 1860, the son of Horatio and Ruth Merrill Mitchell.

  When 18 years of age he moved with his parents, to Andover, where he has resided since. He was a member of Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Andover.

  Surviving are his wife, who was Edith Merrill; one daughter, Mrs. David Glines, and two granddaughters, Kathleen and Sally Glines.

  The funeral was held from the Congregational church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. George W. M. Keyes, pastor of the church, officiating.

  The bearers were Frank Morgan, Clarence Hall, Dana Noble and Louis Hall. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.

   Joshua Moody, 1778 – 1855 (Obituary from his descendant, Cliff Moody)

     Joshua Moody was born in Falmouth, Maine in 1778. He married Elizabeth Moody, his cousin, on August 25, 1799 at Durham, Maine (formerly Royalsborough) by the Rev. Jacob Herrick. He was a carpenter by trade. On February 19, 1814, at the age of 36, Joshua was enlisted into the Army as a private of Captain Adam Larrabee's company first regiment of light artillery. His discharge papers describe his physical characteristics as that of five feet ten inches tall, light complexion, blue eyes, and light color hair. He was discharge at Head Quarters, Sackets Harbor, New York, on May 25, 1815. Captain L. Leonard signed his discharge papers. Joshua died on his farm in Andover, Maine on May 24, 1855.

   Andrew Mooney, 1920 – 2004 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, July 21, 2004)           

   FARMINGTON - Andrew Mooney, 83, died on July13, 2004 surrounded by his family at the Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center, Farmington, where he resided with his wife Anita.  He was formerly a resident of Hall Hill Road in Rumford for many years.   

                  

   Born in Rumford on October 19, 1920, he was the son of Mathias and Emma (Glines) Mooney.  He was a graduate of Stephens High School in Rumford.  

 

   He served during World War II with the US Army Air Force as a staff sergeant from October of 1943 until October of 1945 including overseas in the Rhineland and Central Europe. He worked for Boise Cascade as a machinist until his retirement.

 

He was a member of the Napoleon Ouellette Post 24 American Legion, a member of LeParreseux Snowshoe Club, and was also a well known ski jumper in his earlier years. He enjoyed spending time flying, with his family, and with friends at the Snowshoe Club.

 

   He was married in Rumford on February 14, 1942 to the former Anita Martel, who survives of Farmington. Other survivors include two daughters, Susan Gallant of East Wilton and Jane Theriault of Farmington; six grandchildren. Brad Gallant and wife, Liza of Waterville, Jane Clukey and husband, Brock of Andover, Brittany Gallant of East Wilton, Diana Theriault of LaCenter, KY, Jessica Theriault of Brighton, CO, and Moriah Theriault of Farmington; a  great grandson, Deontae Robinson of LaCenter, KY; and a second great  grandchild. Baby Clukey is due in February of 2005.

 

    He was predeceased by a daughter, Andrea Mooney; a grandson, Michael Gallant; and several sisters and brothers.

 

Daniel F. Mooney, 1913-1968  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, February 1, 1968)

 

  Daniel F. Mooney, 55 years of age, died unexpectedly at his home in Brighton, Mass., on January 22nd, 1968.

 

  Born at Andover January 6, 1913, he was the son of Emma Glines Mooney and the late Mathias P. Mooney.

 

  Survivors are his mother, a sister, Mrs. Marguerite Cobb of South Portland; three brothers, Robert E. of Watertown, Mass., and David G. and Andrew of Rumford.

 

  Mr. Mooney was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

 

  Funeral services were held January 25 at the Tobin Funeral Home, followed by a High Mass of Requiem at St. Ignatius Church, Chestnut Hill, Boston.

 

  Burial was in Jamaica Plain, Mass.

 

Emma (Glines) Mooney, 1881- 1976  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 25, 1976)

 

  Funeral services for Mrs. Emma G. Mooney were held at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Sunday, March 21, with Rev. Gordon G. Newell of the Mexico Congregational Church officiating at 2 p. m.

 

  Solos were “How Great Thou Art” and “In the Garden.”

 

  Entombment was in the Sunnyside receiving vault, Rumford, for burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, in the family lot to take place later in the spring.

 

Mathias P. Mooney, 1878 – 1947  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, February 20, 1947)

 

   Mathias P. Mooney, well-known blacksmith here for 28 years, died early Wednesday morning at his residence at 540 Virgin St. [Rumford].

 

   Born July 6, 1878, in Prince Edward Island, he was the son of Andrew and Jane O’Halloran Mooney.

 

   He had been in business 41 years, coming here in 1915.

 

   Surviving besides his widow, the former Emma Rose Glines, are two brothers, Daniel, of Watertown, Mass., and Andrew of Moreal, P.E.I., a sister, Mrs. Jenny McCarthy, Moreal, P.E.I., children Mrs. Harry Susbury, Rumford, S/Sgt. Robert E. in the U.S. Army at Fort McClellen, Ala., Flavel D. of Springfield, Mass., David G. of Rumford, Mrs. George Cobb of Mexico, and Andrew of Rumford. There are nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Betty Ann (Schneider) Moore, 1926 - 2009 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, November 8, 2009)

   EAST ANDOVER — Betty Ann Moore, 83, of the East Andover Road, East Andover, died Saturday, Nov. 7, at her home with her loving family by her side.

   She was born in East Andover on March 2, 1926, the daughter of Erville and Blanche (Crooker) Schneider. She graduated from the Kingston High School in Kingston, Mass., in 1944.

   Betty worked at Atlantic Research in West Hanover, Mass., and later as a seasonal worker at Ocean Spray in Lakeville, Mass.

   She was a 4H Leader, member of the Service Circle in Andover, and a member of the East Andover Community Club. She also helped with Meals on Wheels.

   She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Andover and Middleboro, Mass., where she was active in the church choirs, and was a member of the Ellis River Rider's Club and the Plympton Wranglers Club in Plympton, Mass.

   She enjoyed going to bingo with her friends and doing errands for them. She loved hunting, skiing, swimming, fishing with her husband and fishing with Uncle George Crooker at their "secret fishing hole." She and sister Beatrice went cross-country skiing for several miles up until her 81st birthday. She annually went to White Cap Mountain blueberry picking. She was a hard worker and took care of her family. She raised her children to be strong-willed and hard workers. In her declining years, her daughters, granddaughter, sister, niece and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice took care of her. "REST IN PEACE, MOM."

   She was married in Hyannis, Mass., on May 8, 1952, to Sam F. Moore, who died in Lewiston on Dec. 1, 1989.

   Survivors include daughters, Sandra Wainwright of East Andover, Shirley Geloran and husband, Robert, of Weymouth, Mass., and Sharon Thomas of East Andover; son, Sam F. Moore Jr. of Middleboro, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews; sisters, Beatrice Schneider of East Andover, and Phyllis Silva and husband, Gilbert, of Havana, Ill.; and a great-aunt, Louise Leach of Canada.

   She was predeceased by a brother, Erville Schneider Jr.

Sam F. Moore, 1927 - 1989 (Obituary from an undated and unidentified local newspaper)

  Sam F. Moore, 62, of East Andover, died Friday, Dec. 1, 1989, in Lewiston.

  He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 21, 1927, the son of George and Flora Brancen Moore. He attended schools in Knoxville. He lived in the Andover area since 1985, coming from Middleboro, Mass.

  Mr. Moore was married in Hyannis, Mass., May 8, 1952, to Betty Ann Schneider. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and worked in construction as a heavy duty mechanic at Southeastern Sand and Gravel in Kingston, Mass., for more than 20 years, until his retirement in 1985 due to ill health.

  Mr. Moore was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and the Ells River Riders Horse Club. He had served as a deacon for the First Congregational Church in Middleboro, Mass., prior to moving to Maine.

  He is survived by his wife, Betty, of East Andover; three daughters, Mrs. David (Sandra) Wainwright of Berwick, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Geloran of Weymouth, Mass., and Mrs. Sharon Thomas of Wareham, Mass.; a son, Sam F. Moore Jr. of Middleboro, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Buel (Alma) Alien of Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

  Funeral services were held Monday from the Andover Congregational Church with Rev. E. Marriotte Churchill officiating, with interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Those who desire may make donations in his memory to the Andover Congregational Church Memorial Fund.

Charles H. Morgan, 1877-1932 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times. January 14, 1932)

   Funeral services for Charles Morgan, a well known citizen of Andover who died Friday morning [January 8, 1932] after several months of ill health , were held from the Congregational church, Monday forenoon at 10 o’clock and were largely attended. Rev. George M. Keyes, pastor of the church, officiated.

   Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias attended and gave their impressive service. The flowers were abundant and beautiful.

   Burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery. Mr. Morgan was born in Auburn, 52 years ago, the son of Jabes and Eugenia Moria Morgan, and had lived in Andover 31 years.

   He was a member of Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias and had been a spool maker in the Elliott and Bartlett mill since it was built.

  Surviving are his widow, who was Helen Learned, of Andover, and two daughters, Mrs. Fred C. French , Jr., Rumford; Marie Morgan, and a son, Frank, of Andover; also two grandchildren.
 

  Faith Gail Morgan, 1959 - 1982  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  MEXICO - Miss Faith Gail Morgan, 22, died Sunday Jan. 17, 1982 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. She had been hospitalized since Dec. 24 with injuries suffered in a car accident.

  She was born in Rumford Nov. 18, 1959, daughter of the late Frank Morgan and Joyce Crossland Morgan. She had resided on Thompson Hill Road for the past three years and had formerly lived in Andover. Miss Morgan was a graduate of Telstar Regional High School in the class of 1978, and graduated from Colby-Sawyer College, London, N.H. She was a senior at the University of Maine, Orono. In high school she was a member of the ski team, field hockey, band, chorus, and president of her class in her sophomore and junior years. She was an honor student and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church.

  Survivors include her mother of Mexico; two sisters, Mrs. Steven (Donna) Fyrberg, East Andover, and Mrs. Barry (Claire) Carver, South Paris; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Byron Crossland, Mexico.

  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Andover Congregational Church, Andover, with Rev. David Wuori and Rev. Norman Rust officiating. Entombment at Woodland Receiving Vault with interment in spring in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

Helen B. (Learned) Morgan, 1885 - 1955 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Helen B. Morgan died Friday [December 9, 1955] at the Rumford Community Hospital where she had been a patient for 10 days. A resident of Maple Street, she was the widow of Charles H. Morgan.

  She was born June 18, 1885, at Andover, the daughter of Simon and Louise Morse Learned. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters, Lone Mountain Grange, and was active in the ladies Aid of the Andover Congregational Church.

  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Fred French, North Tonawanda, N. Y.; and Mrs. William Rafuse, Mexico; a son, Frank Morgan, Andover; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hoyt, Andover; and Mrs. Blanche Cobb, Richmond; three brothers, Chester Morgan [s/b Learned], Charles Morgan [s/b Learned] and Timothy  Learned, all of Andover; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Adelia (Hanson) Morton, 1912-1970  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 10, 1970)

  An Andover resident died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, September 26. Mrs. Adelia Morton was 57 years old and had resided on Main Street in Andover for over thirty years.

  She was born on October 12, 1912 in Rumford, the daughter of Irving and Marjorie Thurston Hanson. She married Lewis R. Morton, Jr. and was a member of the Andover Friday Club and Andover Congregational Church.

  Surviving are her husband, Lewis R. Morton, Jr. of Andover, and a daughter, Miss Ann Morton of Andover.

  Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational Church, Wednesday, September 30 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles O. Wellman officiating. Burial for Adelia H. Morton was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Arrangements were made by Meader and Son unreal Home.

Carrie (Robinson) Morton, 1885-1968  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 10, 1968)

  Mrs. Carrie M. (Robinson) Morton, 82, died on October 2 at the Pike Hill Nursing Home, Norway, where she had been a patient for a year.

  Mrs. Morton had lived in the Andover community for 55 years.

  She was born in Robbinston on November 4, 1885, the daughter of John and Agnes Bowden Robinson. She married the late Lewis Morton, Sr.

  She had been employed in the Stowell mill in Andover until her retirement.

  She was a member of the Lone Mountain Grange; Ellis Glen Temple, Pythian Sisters; Napoleon Ouellette Post, American Legion Auxiliary; and Kings Daughters.

  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Whitten, Andover; a son, Lewis Morton, Jr., Andover; sisters Mrs. Luch Darch, Billerica , Mass., and Mrs. Lena Freeman of Coral Hills, Maryland; brothers Edward Robinson of Marlboro, Mass., and Harry Robinson of Brockton, mass.; three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational Church, Saturday, October 5 at 1 p.m. Rev. Carl M. Kingsbury, pastor of the church officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Dora E. (Hutchins) Morton, 1908 - 1992  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Dora E. Morton, age 83, wife of the late Eldwin J. Morton, died Sunday, July 19, 1992 at Rumford Community Hospital.

  She was born September 12, 1908 in Andover, the daughter of Eben and Susie (Poor) Hutchins. Mrs. Morton was a long time resident of this area. She also attended the Andover schools.

  Survivors include, sons, George Morton, Otis Morton, Owen Morton, Hanson Morton all of Andover, Hugh Morton of Rumford, Wayne Morton of East Andover, a daughter, Mrs. Bryant (Priscilla) Hodgkins of Frye, a sister, Mrs. Laura Staples of Portland, many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

  Friends are invited to call at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford on Tuesday from 7-9 P. M. Those who desire may contribute to the Maine Heart Association, 20 Winter St., Augusta, ME 04330 or to the Andover Rescue Unit, P. O. Box 395, Andover, ME 04216 in her memory.
 

Eldwin J. Morton, 1902 - 1983  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Eldwin J. Morton died Sunday, March 20 1983, at the Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient for a day. He resided on Newton Street in Andover, living in the area all of his life.

  He was born in Andover, May 9, 1902, the son of Joseph and Edna Ricker Morton. He attended Andover schools and was a member of Cabot Lodge, K. of P., and the National Rifle Association. Mr. Morton had worked all his life as a woodsman, and had been employed by Raymond Akers at the Maine Hardwood Co., Andover, until retiring in 1970. He was married in Rumford Center, Oct. 9, 1928, to the former Dora Hutchins who survives of Andover.

   Also surviving are six sons, Otis, Owen and Hanson, all of Andover, George of Rumford Center, Hugh of Rumford, and Wayne of East Andover; a daughter, Mrs. Bryant (Priscilla) Hodgkins of Frye; a sister; Mrs. Lucy Arnold of Andover; 34 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the First Congregational Church of Andover With Rev. Norman Rust and Rev. Nathaniel Pearson officiating. Entombment was at the Woodlawn Receiving Vault and interment will be later in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.  

Ezra Morton, Abt. 1853-1913 (From the Rumford Falls Times, December 6, 1913)  

We were sorry to hear of the death of Ezra Morton of Rumford [the son of Richard and Mrs. Georgianna Morse Morton]. Mr. Morton is survived by one sister and several brothers of this town.

George H. Morton, Sr., 1929 - 1994  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  RUMFORD - George H. Morton Sr., 65, of the South Arm Road, Andover, died Saturday [July 16, 1994] at Rumford Community Hospital. Mr. Morton had lived in the area all his life.

  He was born in Hanover, the son of Eldwin and Dora (Hutchins) Morton, and attended Andover schools. He was a veteran of the Army and served during the Korean War from 1954 to 1956.

  For many years he was a trapper and a logger and had worked for the Andover Wood Products as a watchman until his retirement in 1990.

  He was a communicant of St. Athanasius-St. John Church; a member of Napoleon Ouellette Post #24, American Legion; Maine Trappers Association, National Rifle Association; Maine Sportsman Alliance; and he was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting and fishing.

  He was married in Rumford on Aug. 9, 1958, to the former Patricia Marian Seeley.

  Besides his wife, of Andover, other survivors include three sons, George Morton Jr. and Daniel "Tim" Morton, both of Rumford, and Patrick Morton of Destin, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Annie) Kelley of Mountain View, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Bryant (Priscilla) Hodgkins of Roxbury; five brothers, Hanson Morton Sr., Otis and Owen Morton of Andover, Wayne Morton of East Andover, and Hugh Morton of Roxbury; and seven grandchildren.
 

Guy C. Morton, 1892 - 1984 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  WESTERVILLE, Ohio - Guy C. Morton, 91 [son of Herbert and Georgia A. (Flaglor) Morton], formerly of Andover, Maine, and Portland, Maine, died here Wednesday [May 16, 1984].

  He was a member of the Masons for 64 years.

  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Virginia) Dunning Rodgers of Westerville, Mrs. Richard (Doris) Brown of Bethel, Maine, Mrs. Origene (Ramona) Filiault of Westbrook, Maine, and Mrs. Daisy May Young of Rumford, Maine; a son, John Rodney of Waterville, Maine; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at hay and Peabody Funeral Home, 749 Congress St., Portland. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland.

Harvey Morton, 1868-1913 (Story from the Rumford Falls Times, March 3, 1913)

 

Former Andover Man Killed

 

Was Thrown from Six-horse Team and Run Over

 

   ANDOVER – SPECIAL TO THE TIMES – News reached Andover last Friday by telephone of the sudden death of Harvey Morton at Milan, NH. Mr. Morton was driving a six-horse team loaded with grain when the horses became unmanageable, throwing him under the heavy load, bruising and injuring him internally, so he died almost instantly.

   Mr. Morton was born in West Surplus forty-five years ago, the son of Richard and Mrs. Georgianna Morse Morton. Deceased was unmarried and survived by five brothers and one sister, all living in Andover with the exception of Ezra Morton of Rumford. Mr. Morton was a member of IOOF and also K of P. Much sympathy is expressed for the relatives of Mr. Morton. The remains were brought to Andover Saturday. Funeral held at the Congregational Church Sunday afternoon, officiated by Pastor Preston. Bearers were members of the order to which Mr. Morton belonged. 

 

Henry Morton, 1863 – 1942  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

 

   Henry Morton, 78, died Tuesday morning [June 16, 1942] at 3 o’clock at the home of Henry Merrill, Andover, where he had been boarding since May 28. He had been in ill health for nearly two years.

 

   He was born in Andover Surplus November 7, 1863, son of Richard and Georgeann Morse Morton. Surviving are one brother, Frank Morton, with whom he lived, seven nieces and nephews, Mrs. Fred French, Louis Morton, Frankie Morton, Andover, Charles Morton, Boston, Mrs. Stella Cormier, Rumford, Mrs. Pearl Robar, Augusta, Melvin Newton, Augusta.

Herbert H Morton, 1868 - 1951 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  NEWRY - Funeral services for Herbert H Morton, retired state road patrolman and former lumberman, were held at the Greenleaf Funeral Home, Bethel, Saturday at 2 p m. His death occurred at his home at North Newry early Thursday morning [July 18, 1951].

  Rev Clayton Richard of the Mexico Congregational church officiated at the funeral services, assisted by John Nelson, student pastor of the Newry Union church.

  Cabot Lodge K of P, of Andover, conducted the committal services at Andover, with Past Chancellor George Learned acting as the chancellor commander.

  Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.

 Mr. Morton was born in Andover July 7, 1868, the son of Charles and Martha Leonard Morton, and was educated in Andover schools. He was a member of Cabot Lodge, K of P, at Andover.

Hugh L. Morton, 1940 – 2005 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

ROXBURY, ME. – Hugh LaForest Morton, 65, of Roxbury, Maine died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, surrounded by his loving family.

   He was born June 8, 1940, in Andover, Maine the son of Eldwin & Dora Hutchins Morton. Hugh attended Andover Schools and graduated from Andover High School in the Class of 1959, and served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1968. He married Kathleen Palmer on December 6, 1967 in Portland, Maine.

   Hugh had been employed from 1974 until his retirement in 2000 from Mead Paper Company in Rumford from the rewinder department as a machine operator. He was a dedicated family man who doted on his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved nature and animals. He was often seen with a cat or two in his lap. He enjoyed living in Roxbury where he could feed the deer and hummingbirds, garden and restore his 1956 Ford Pickup. He especially loved the times that he spent with his brother, Wayne. He is fondly remembered by his wife, Kathleen of 37 years, three daughters, Kathy Tuttle and her husband, Alex of Stratton, Sharon Dudley and her husband Dana of Phillips, and Susan Graham and her companion Rich Gay of Mexico, five stepsons Arthur Cole, Jr. and his wife Jeanne and James Cole, Sr. and his wife, Brenda, all of Rumford, Elmer "Pete" Cole and his wife Jean of East Andover, Earl Cole, Sr. and his wife, Carmen and Raymond Cole and his wife, Shirley, all of Standish, four brothers, Wayne and his wife, Marilyn of East Andover, Otis and his wife Carol, Owen and his wife, Virginia and Hanson and his wife Elaine all of Andover and a sister, Priscilla Hodgkins and her husband Bryant of Roxbury.

   "Papa" will be dearly missed by his grandchildren, Kristen & Alex Tuttle, Becca Robichaud, Benjamin & Kendall Dudley, Sarah & Ryan Graham, Jason, Michael, Earl Jr.,Peter, Jay, Jimmie & Joey Cole, Corey Chase, April Daye, Tracy Doherty, Stacy Porter, Shelley O’Brien, Donna Anderson, Douglas Conant & Jason Jolin and several great grandchildren; and was predeceased by a granddaughter, Sandra Cole and a brother George Morton.
 

Joseph H. Morton, 1870 - 1951 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Joseph H. Morton, one of Andover's oldest residents, died Sunday [March 11, 1951] at the Rumford Community hospital, where he had been a patient for several hours. He had always made his home on the Upton Road, in Andover.

  Mr. Morton was born in Andover, March 7, 1870, the son of Charles and Martha Learned Morton. He married Edna Ricker, who survives him.

  He was employed in lumber camps for many years until he retired some years ago.

  Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Herbert Morton, of North Newry; two sons, Eldwin J, of  Andover; and Alfred E, of Glen, N. H.; a daughter, Mrs Lucy E Arnold, Andover; 13 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational Church, at 2 p. m. Tuesday. Rev, C. C. Salisbury officiated.

  Entombment was in the Andover Receiving Vault for burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, in the spring.
 

Lewis Morton, Sr., 1883 - 1963 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Lewis R. Morton, Sr., 80, died Monday [September 23, 1963] at his home here.

  A life long resident of this community, he was born Aug. 29, 1883, son of Joel and Flora Ellingwood Morton. He was a retired lumberman and trucker. He was a member of Cabot Lodge, K of P, and Lone Mountain Grange.

  Survivors include his widow, Carolyn Robinson Morton, a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Whitten, and a son, Lewis R. Jr., all of Andover; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Fred French, Andover.

Died - At Andover, Sept. 23, Mr. Lewis Morton, Sr., aged 80. Services at 2 P.M. Wednesday at the Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Nathaniel Pearson officiating, also services by Cabot Lodge Knights of Pythias. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends invited to call at Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford after 7 P.M. Tuesday.

Otis E. Morton, Jr., 1931-2007 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, May 24, 2007)

ANDOVER - Otis E. Morton Sr., 75, died Wednesday, May 23, at his residence. He resided on the Upton Road in Andover.

He was born in Andover on Dec. 6, 1931, a son of the late Eldwin and Dora (Hutchins) Morton. He was a graduate of Andover High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for Thurston's Mill and also as a woodsman for several loggers in the area. He was a member of the VFW and he also enjoyed pussy willows and mayflowers.

He was married in Andover, on Jan. 4, 1958, to Carol S. Riggs, who survives of Andover.

Other survivors include four sons, Otis Morton Jr., and his wife, Dawn, of Andover, Ken Morton, and his wife, Joan, of Andover, Eric Morton, and his wife, Vickie, of Rumford Point and Charles Morton of Andover; three daughters, Elizabeth Ladd of Andover, Linda Merrill of Gray and Dora Morton of Andover; three brothers, Owen Morton of Andover, Hank Morton, and his wife, Elaine, of Andover and Wayne Morton, and his wife, Marilyn, of Andover; sister, Priscilla Hodgkins, and her husband, Bryant, of Roxbury; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Hugh and George.

Richard Morton, Abt. 1824 – 1905 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, August 26, 1905, Our Letter from Andover)

  The funeral services of Richard Morton were held from his home Saturday August 19 [1905]. [Date of death was August 17, 1905]  Mr. Morton had always lived in Andover. He was a member of Lone Mountain Grange.  He was an honest, industrious citizen and will be much missed in the community.

  Rev. F. B. Jackson attended the funeral; service and spoke words of comfort to the bereaved family. Mr. Morton leaves six sons [probably Joel, John, Daniel, Henry Frank and Harvey] and one daughter, Mrs. Chas. M. (Jennie) Newton. He was about 80 years of age.

Virginia J. (J.odrey) Morton, 1945 – 2005

 

ANDOVER - Virginia J. Morton, 60, died Monday, Dec. 19, at her home on Upton Road.

She was born in Rumford on Jan. 21, 1945, a daughter of the late John W. and Alice V. (Cole) Jodrey Sr., and attended Andover schools.

She spent her last days with her family, gathered in her home sharing memories about the many snowmobiling trips and camping trips to Baxter State Park, Mollidgewock State Park and many other places. Her support and attendance at her children's and grandchildren's sporting and school activities was a priority in her life. Her grandchildren fondly recalled her chocolate chip cookies and Christmas fudge, which everyone looked forward to receiving.

She had been employed as a mill worker in the ripsaw department at Andover Wood Products in the Ethan Allen division for more than 30 years, until retirement due to ill health.

She was a very active member of the Pineland Ski Club and the Snow Valley Snowgoers Club. She attended the Andover Congregational Church.

She enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, outdoor activities, the Red Sox, the New England Patriots, NASCAR racing, especially Rusty Wallace, and attending her grandchildren's sporting events.

She loved working in the garden and on the winter woodpile. She took great pride and enjoyment in making quilts and pillows for her children and grandchildren. She was especially proud of her research and compilation of a book detailing the Morton and Jodrey family history.

She was married in Andover on Sept. 17, 1960, to Owen E. Morton, of Andover, who survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Sandra Alice Wentzell and husband, Raymond, of Peru; three sons, Richard O. of Andover, Michael W. of Rumford Point, and Thomas S. And companion, Robert Kersey, of Destin, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Gloria Morton of Rumford Point; four sisters, Elaine Morton and husband, Hanson, of Andover, Roberta Pease and husband, Don, of Jay, Rosemary Taylor and husband, James, of Mexico, and Loretta Huston of Sanford; two brothers, Leroy Jodrey and wife, Lucy, of Canton, and Richard Jodrey and wife, Rhonda, of Andover; and five grandchildren, Travis and Tyler Morton of Rumford Point, Amanda Wentzell of Peru, Jennifer Wentzell of Ocala, Fla., and Michael Wentzell of Rumford.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Kenneth and John Jodrey Jr.; and a sister, Dorothy Amy Jodrey.

Ronica G. Moulton, 1940-2005  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, June 3, 2005)

 

   ANDOVER - Ronica G. Moulton died on Wednesday, June 1, after a prolonged illness with cancer.

   She was born Dec. 4, 1940, in Skowhegan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William and Ruberta Goodwin.

   She graduated from North Anson Academy and was a retired floral designer. She had a great love of the outdoors, flowers, birds and dogs.

   Wife of Vernon L. Moulton, she leaves three daughters, Lisa Williams of Lisbon Falls, Renee DellaValle of Rangeley and Rebeca Blythe of Rangeley.

Christine S. (Frazier) Mulvaney, 1955-2009  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 21, 2009

   RUMFORD – Christine S. Mulvaney, 54, of Maple Street, Andover, went to be with her Lord on October 10, 2009 at Rumford Hospital surrounded by family and friends, following a courageous battle with cancer.

   She was born in Portsmouth, VA on May 5, 1955, a daughter of Harold L. and Joyce C. (Schenck) Frazier. Christine graduated from Telstar High School Class of 1973. She later attended the University of Maine at Augusta and Mexico.

   She lived in Italy for two years. Christine moved to Virginia where she met her husband James and together they have celebrated 23 years of life together.

   In 1996, they moved back to the Andover area where Christine was involved in the Andover Library and founded several children’s programs.

   She loved life to the fullest and enjoyed gardening, animals, crafts, photography, and cooking. Christine’s latest love was art, and she was very involved in the Pennacook Art Center.

   She will be remembered as a very loving, caring and generous person who was always thinking of others. To those of you who could not see her as you wish now; she knew your concerns, she knew your lives, and she knew all of you, and everyone by heart – not to worry.

   Surviving are her husband, James J. M. Mulvaney of Andover; her mother, Joyce C. Frazier of Andover; a son, David A Jacques and wife, Rebecca of Virginia; a sister, Carolyn M. McDonough of Berwick; a brother, Howard L Frazier and wife, Chris of Lisbon Falls; three grandchildren, Nicholas Jacques, Nathan Jacques, and Alexander Jacques; two nieces, Shannon Frazier and Kasey McDonough; and four nephews, Hank Frazier, Pete Frazier, Darrik Frazier and Keagan McDonough.

   She was predeceased by her father, Harold L. Frazier; and a brother, Dean R. Frazier.

   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday at Parish of the Holy Savior. A benefit supper and celebration of Christine’s life will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Andover Congregational Church across from the Town Hall.


   Arthur E. Myshrall, 1888 - 1982  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Arthur E. Myshrall of Mexico died Wednesday morning, Sept. 8, 1982, at Andrews Nursing Home, South Paris.

  He was born in Harvey Station, N. B., Nov. 18, 1888, the son of Ephram and Janet Little Myshrall. He came to the United States as a young man. He worked as a woodsman and farmer until retirement. Mr. Myshrall was married to Winona Bachelder, now deceased. On Nov. 26, 1934 he married Arlene Nile in Langtown Plantation.

  He is survived by his widow, Arlene of Mexico; a son, Arthur (Joe) Myshrall, Andover; four daughters, Noreen Hall, New Sharon; Janet Teague, Mexico; Mrs. Barbara Yates, Sunday River and Mrs. Joanne McNabb, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a sister, Lavina Bereau of Oquossoc; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

  Private funeral services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover, 10 a. m., Sunday, Sept. 12.
 

  Ephram E. Myshrall, 1951 - 1995  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  BANGOR - Ephram E. Myshrall, 43, of 273 Hammond Street, died unexpectedly Aug. 19, [1995] at the emergency room of Eastern Maine Medical Center.

  He was born in Rumford on Nov. 15, 1951, son of Neil and Saddie (Bachelder) Myshrall. Mr. Myshrall was a graduate of Rangeley High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He had been employed by Andover Wood Products for several years.

  Surviving is a daughter, Brenda Myshrall of Mexico; a brother, William of Mountain View, Ark.; two sisters, Winona Stucker of Bethel and Rena Parker of Sanford; and several nieces and nephews.

Neil E. Myshrall, 1917 – 1963  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, February 28, 1963)

   Neil E. Myshrall, of East Andover, died on February 15 [1963] at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Togus, where he had been a patient for a half day.

   Resident of this community for 15 years, Mr. Myshrall was 45 years of age.

   He was born in Coplin Plantation, April 17, 1917, the son of Arthur and Winona Bachelder Myshrall. He married Sadie Bachelder, who survives.

   He was a veteran of World War II, having seen service with the army.

   He was a member of the Knights of Pythias at Stratton.

   Surviving are his widow; daughters Mrs. Theodore Conrad, East Andover; and Miss Rena Myshrall, East Andover; sons, William and Ephram, both of East Andover; a grandson; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Myshrall, North Rumford; sisters, Mrs. Louis Hall, Andover ; Mrs. Robert Teague, Stratton; Mrs. Bryce Yates, Bethel, and Mrs. Joan McNabb, Amarillo, Texas; and a brother, Arthur C. Myshrall, Andover.

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