Andover Obituaries Beginning with "N"


Wallace D. Nevel, 1887 - 1938 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  The funeral of Wallace D. Nevel, gem expert and proprietor of the Stone House general store at Paris Hill and owner of the feldspar mine at Newry where he was instantly killed by a premature blast of dynamite, Wednesday of last week [September 7, 1938] was held at the undertaking parlor of Dr. S. S. Greenleaf, Bethel, Friday afternoon.

  Rev. Mr. Wallace, pastor of the Bethel Congregational Church, conducted the services.

  Those attending from Andover were the son, Paul Nevel, E. M. Bailey and the Misses LaVina and Sadie J. Bailey, Mrs. Vard Perkins, Mrs. Harland Averill, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Ripley, C. A. Rand, Mrs. Emily Thurston, Mrs. William Ellis, Mrs. Clarence Hall. Mrs. Cora Akers, Mrs. Alice Thurston, and Dr. and Mrs. Fred Smalley, former residents of Andover.

  Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Lewis "Danny" Newcomb, Jr., 1951 - 1996  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  SAN DIEGO; Calif. - Lewis "Danny" Newcomb, Jr., 44, of Andover, died Thursday, Jan. 4 [1996] in San Diego.

  He was born May 2, 1951 in Farmington, Me., son of Lewis D. and Arliss Balser Newcomb, Sr. He was educated in the schools of Farmington. While Danny was in school he worked for the Wilton Tannery Co. for several years. He worked for Boise Cascade Wood Mill for over 14 years; while working for Boise Cascade Wood Mill he also participated in training people for handling hazardous material.

  He did volunteer work for the Wilton Ambulance and Wilton Fire Department, also for the Andover Fire Department and Andover Rescue Service for many years.

  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, four wheeling and snowmobiling.

  Survivors include his father Lewis and step-mother Faye Newcomb, Sr. of Minot, Me.; his mother Arliss and step-father Emerson Gould of Weld, Me.; a son Shawn D. of Jay, Me.; two daughters, Cindy of Rumford Center, Me. and Melissa of Mexico, Me.; four sisters: Shirley Twidwell of Rumford, Me., Diane Ryerson of Topsham, Me., Lorraine Smith of Livermore, Me. and Cathy Roux of Farmington, Me.; a granddaughter Alyssa of Dixfield, Me.; a step-brother Royce Gould of Lovell, Me.; two step-sisters, Eva French of Vassalboro, Me. and Julie Perkins of Benton, Me.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gertrude M. (Dresser) Newhall, 1869 - 1958 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  SOUTH PORTLAND - Mrs. Gertrude M. Newhall, 89, widow of Willard S. Newhall, died suddenly last night [no date given] in her home at 14 Hoyt Street.

  Mrs. Newhall was Born Jan. 1, 1869, at Andover, daughter of Col. Nathan and Martha Merrill Dresser. She attended Andover schools and moved to Portland about 40 years ago. Twenty years ago she moved to South Portland. She was married April 30, 1896, at Andover and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1946. Her husband died in October 1946.

  A member of the Elm Street Methodist Church, she was president of the Missionary Unit of its Women's Society and superintendent of the Sunday School for several years. She also was a former member of several clubs in the community.

  Surviving are four nieces, Mrs. Allan Marshall, Miss Annie Akers, both of Portland; Miss Miriam Rand, Chicago, And Mrs. Emma Howe, Oak Park, Ill., and a nephew, C. Winslow Rand, Berlin, N. H.

  Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at 749 Congress St. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Jennie Reeves Newhall, Abt. 1855-1932 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, September 8, 1932)


   Mrs. George Newhall, Phoenixville, Pa., who was spending the summer at the "Homestead," Andover, was stricken with apoplexy Sunday Morning [September 4, 1932], and died at 5 p. m.


   Mr. and Mrs. Newhall spent each summer at their cottage "The Wayside," South Andover for many years, and since his death she has been there a few weeks with friends each year.


   She is survived by a son, George, who was with her when she died. The remains will be taken to Pennsylvania for burial.

Charles M. Newton, 1869 - Abt. 1958 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated Newspaper)

  AUGUSTA - Charles Melvin Newton, 88, died Monday morning [no date given] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Merle Grover, Belgrade Rd., after a brief illness.

  He was born in Andover, Sept. 15, the son of John D. and Eunice Cutting. He lived in Augusta for the past 35 years where he was engaged in farming until retirement.

  He was a 50-year Golden Sheaf member of the North Augusta Grange and the National Grange and a life member of Cabot Lodge Knights of Pythias of Andover.

  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mildred K. Grover of Augusta; one son, Melvin Newton of Manchester; one brother, John O. Newton; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Clarence B. Newton, 1882-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, October 19, 1918)


   Clarence B. Newton, aged 37, died Tuesday A.M. [Oct. 13, 1918] after a few days illness of pneumonia. He was the son of the late John B. and Mary (Low) Newton. He was born and had always lived in Andover. For the last few years he had been engaged in trade in the village, and his pleasant words and sunny smile won him many friends. He was a member of Cabot Lodge, K of P of Andover, also of Masonic Lodge of Rumford.


   He is survived by a widow [Martha Jordan], two sons [Cecil and Vincent] and two brothers, Carl Newton of Andover and Arthur Newton, postmaster at Buckfield.


   Catherine Eunice (Cutting) Newton, 1839-1906 (From the Rumford Falls Times, May 19, 1906)


   After twelve months of suffering Mrs. John D. Newton [Catherine Eunice, also known as Katie], of Andover, on Monday morning [May 14, 1906) at 8 o’clock passed from this life. [She was the daughter of Ebenezer M. and Eliza (Marston) Cutting]


   The deceased grew worse a few days before her death and Dr. Bradbury of Norway was summoned. On arriving he gave but little encouragement as to her recovery. She continued to fail rapidly until the end came.


  The funeral services were held from her late home.

Frank H. Newton, 1882 - 1944 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Funeral services for Frank H. Newton [son of Harvey L and Alma (Marston) Newton], who died suddenly Monday morning of last week [November 13, 1944] were held in the first Congregational Church, Wednesday November 15, at 2 p. m. and were largely attended. A large delegation from Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias, attended in a body and gave their service at the grave. Rev. Linwood C. Potter, pastor of the church, officiated. Mrs. Merton Fox, organist, played several selections. Bearers were Ira Bodwell, Vard Perkins, Waldo Merrill, I. E. Mills, F. D. McAllister and A. L. Lang. Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery.

  All places of business on Main Street were closed during the funeral.

  Those attending from away were Mr. And Mrs. Harold Hodsdon, Saugus, Mass.; Keith and Ray Hodsdon, Saugus; Mrs. Mabel Patterson, Roxbury, Mass.; Mr. And Mrs. P. W. Learned, Rumford; Stanley Wheeler and friends from South Paris and surrounding area.

Fred P. Newton, 1876 - 1959 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Fred P. Newton, 82, died Friday [May 22, 1959] at his residence, Newton Street. He had been a lifelong resident here.

  He was born Dec. 5, 1876, in this town, the son of Harvey and Alma Marston Newton. He was a charter member of Cabot Lodge, K. of P. A well-known trapper, guide and caretaker of the Richardson Lake Camps, he retired several years ago.

DIED  At Andover, May 22, Fred P. Newton, aged 82. Services at 2 p.m. Sunday, Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Leon Strout officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends invited to call at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford, after 4 p.m. Saturday.

 George Newton, 1844-1910 (Story from the Rumford Falls Times, June 11, 1910)

Found Dead in Bed  -  Sudden Death of George Newton of Andover


   George M. Newton of Andover was found dead in bed Friday morning [June 3, 1910] Although he had been troubled by some heart disease for the past year, he retired Tuesday night apparently feeling as well as usual.


   George Merrett Newton was the son of Benjamin T. and Clarine Dunn Newton and was born in Andover Surplus May 31, 1844. Of his father’s family of ten children, only three remain living, Mr. Howard Newton of Kansas, Mr. Harvey Newton of Andover and Mrs. Frank Hunt of Boston, Mass. He was married to Addie Buchanan Sept. 11, 1867.


   The deceased leaves a widow and two children, James L. and Mrs. Frank [Mona] Keith, both of whom reside in Andover; also two grandchildren of whom he was very fond, besides a large number of friends to mourn his loss.


   The funeral was from the Congregational Church Sunday, June 5, Rev. H. L. Packard officiating.

Huldah H. (Whittemore) Newton, 1878 - 1966 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Huldah Hortense Newton, 88, died Thursday [October 27, 1966] at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ray [Laura] Learned after several years of failing health.

  She was born at West Paris March 11, l878, daughter of Enoch and Nancy Cushman Whittemore.

  She attended Fayette and Kent's Hill schools and on March 25, 1907 married James Newton. He died in 1918.

   She was a member of the Ellis Glen Temple, Pythian Sisters.

   Surviving besides her daughter are two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Royal of Rutland, Mass. and Mrs. Leona Mank of Westbrook; several grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Andover Congregational Church. The Rev. Carl M. Kingsbury will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery here.

James L. Newton, 1878-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, October 19, 1918)


   After a few days illness with influenza followed by pneumonia occurred the death of James Lawrence Newton Sunday, Oct. 18 [1918], aged 40 years. Mr. Newton was born and had always lived in Andover [son of George M. and Addie B. Newton] and is survived by a wife [Huldah Hortense Whittemore], two small children [Laura and George], a mother, and one sister, Mrs. Mona Keith.


   He was kind hearted, social and much beloved by his family, a member of Cabot Lodge K of P. and a Forester. He had been employed many summers in the “Thayer’s” camps at the Lakes. The family has the sympathy of a large circle of friends. Prayers were held in his late home in the village Tuesday afternoon, officiated by the local pastor, Rev. J.N. Atwood.

John D. Newton, 1830-1913 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 22, 1913)

   John D. Newton, one of our aged residents, passed away March 18 [1913], aged 82 years, 3 mos. Mr. Newton was the son of Winthrop and Polly (Dustin) Newton, pioneers of this town. Deceased united with the Cong’l Church in 1868 and has been a faithful member, being one of the deacons for several years. He served through the Civil War, being somewhat disabled.

   His wife, Catherine Cutting Newton, died a few years ago. Mr. Newton is survived by two sons, Chas. of Andover and Orville, Prof. at Kent’s Hill Seminary. The funeral was held from his late home Sunday afternoon.

John O. Newton, 1864 - Abt. 1957 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper, probably from Augusta)


  AUGUSTA - John Orville Newton [son of John D. and Catherine E. (Cutting) Newton], president emeritus of Maine Wesleyan Seminary and College, popularly known as Kents Hill School, died Monday night [no date given] at his home, 51 Soule St., after a long illness.

  A native of Andover, Me., he was graduated from Kents Hill in 1888. He received his BA and MA degrees from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., and later did graduate work at Harvard and the University of Southern California.

  In the fall of 1893, he was elected to the Science Department at Kents Hill where he remained for 46 years, during 24 of which he served as principal. He served in the Maine House of Representatives for two terms in 1937 and 1939.

  Upon his retirement as an educator in 1940, he served the state for six years as chairman of the Old Age Assistance Program, later serving as administrative consultant to the Commissioner of Health and Welfare.

  In 1940, he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of the late Sheriff Gibbs of Kennebec County. His last active work for Kents Hill was in 1947 when in collaboration with the late Oscar E. Young, he wrote "Kents Hill and Its Makers."

  He was a charter member of the Little Town Club, Readfield, and served as its first treasurer. He was also a member of the Readfield Grange, LaFayette Lodge, AF & AM, and the Scottish Rites Bodies. He was a member of the South Parish Congregational Church, Augusta.

  In 1905, he married the former Miss Adah Louise Munroe, RN, of Lewiston, who survives him. They took up residence in this city in 1948.

Mark T. Newton, 1855-1922 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 15, 1922)


   Friends and relatives in town were saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Mark T. Newton of Sabattus. Mr. Newton was born in Andover May 26, 1855, son of Lambert P. and Frances (Howe) Newton. He lived in Andover as a boy, attended public schools and high school. Later he attended Bates College and the Maine Medical School and settled in Sabattus where he lived until the time of his death. He was well-known throughout the country.


Mary (Lowe) Newton, 1853-1912 (From the Rumford Falls Times, May 4, 1912)


   Mrs. Mary (Lowe) Newton, widow of John B. Newton, died Tuesday at the home of her son, C.B. Newton. Mrs. Newton was a worthy woman and thought much of. She was a member of Lone Mt. Grange and belonged to the Circle of King’s Daughters. She is survived by three sons, Clarence and Carl of Andover, and Arthur of Buckfield. Mrs. Newton was 59 years old.


Mary E. Noble, ??-1914 (From the Rumford Falls Times, November 21, 1914)

   Mrs. M.E. Noble of Hyde Park, Mass., who had been a guest at Glenellis for several months, died very suddenly Thursday morning Nov. 21 [1914] of apoplexy. The remains were taken to Mass. Tuesday P.M. for burial.

Ann M. Noyes, 1833-1907 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, August 3, 1907)


  Mrs. James Noyes died at Lewiston hospital July 24 [1907] at 9 AM. Funeral services were at the Methodist Church Friday, June 26, attended by Rev. G. B. Hannaford. Mrs. Noyes was about 72 years old. She had been married three times. Her second marriage was to William Marston who died leaving her with four sons who survive.


   Her last marriage was to James Noyes who survives her Mrs. Noyes had been a very hard-working woman who lived an industrious life.

A. Marie (Solberg) Nuppula, 1921 - 2002 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 16, 2002)

  OWLS HEAD -A. Marie Nuppula, 81, died Saturday, October 5, 2002 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockport, after a brief illness.

  Born in Long Cove, St. George,  April 4, 1921, she was the daughter of  Harald and Olga Swanson Solberg. She was educated in local schools and graduated from St. George High School in 1939.

 On July 4, 1941, she married K. William Nuppula, Jr. During their marriage, the Nuppula's resided in St. George, Owls Head, Burlington, Wisconsin, Andover, Maine and following their retirement moved back to Owls Head.

    During the last few months, Marie resided at the Shore Village Nursing Home due to Alzheimer's. Marie worked several years as a certified nurses assistant and enjoyed caring for elderly patients in their homes and the hospital.

    Her parents were immigrants from Norway and she enjoyed telling about  her Norwegian heritage.

    She was a member of the Owls Head Grange and the Finn-Am Society. Marie attended the Rockland Congregational Church and the Finnish Congregational Church.

    Besides her husband of Owls Head, Marie is survived by her daughter, Sharold Bowman and her husband, Scott of Rockland; her son, Gerald Nuppula and his wife, Eileen of Hollis Center; four grandchildren, Nathan and Benjamin Bowman of Rockland, Jeremy Nuppula of Portland, Kara Nuppula of Massachusetts; three nieces, Lorraine McGowan and her husband Allan of Carmel, Daria Harris and her husband, Bill of South Portland, and Shelia Hill and her husband, Richard of Spruce Head; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Kallock of Cushing.

   She was pre-deceased by a sister, Helen Thomas in 1996.

 K. William Nuppula 1918 - 2002 (Obituary from The Bethel Citizen, November 21, 2002)

   K. William Nuppula, Jr., 84, died unexpectedly at his home in Owls Head on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002.

   Born in Fitchburg, Mass., March 9, 1918, he was the son of Finnish immigrants, Kusti and Helmi Juura Nuppula. He attended Rockland schools and earned his GED in his adult years. He studied electronics at Devery Institute in Chicago and became a master electrician.

   On July 4, 1941, he married Marie Solberg. They lived in St. George, Owls Head, Burlington, Wis., Andover, and finally, upon Bill's retirement, returned to Owls Head.

 Bill followed several career paths. He worked six years as a welder at Bath Iron Works. On Oct. 9, 1942, he enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed at the Rockland base. He later served in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign aboard the USS Clay and USS Bamwell until being honorably discharged on Oct. 29, 1945.

  Returning to civilian life, for three years he owned and managed a poultry business in Owls Head. He moved his family to Burlington, Wis., where he worked as an electrician. In 1967, he moved with his family to Andover, where he worked with Comsat Satellite Corporation. After retiring in February of 1981, with his wife, Bill returned to Owls Head.

 Music was always a part of his life and over the years he played guitar with several bands. He also enjoyed his 1931 Indian Scout motorcycle. During retirement, with his wife, Bill enjoyed several bus trips and vacationing in Florida. Volunteering his time with other musicians, he enjoyed playing guitar in local nursing homes.

  He was a member of the Owls Head Grange, the Owls Head Transpiration Museum, Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt, American  Legion Post 1, Rockland. He attended the Rockland  Congregational Church and the Finnish Congregational Church. Pre-deceased by his wife on Oct. 5, 2002, Bill is survived by his daughter,  Sharold Bowman and her husband Scott of Rockland; his son, Gerald Nuppula and his wife Eileen of Hollis Center; four grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Kalloch of Cushing; one nephew and four nieces.

  A funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Bryce, Carpenter  &  Hutchins  Funeral  Home, Rockland, with the Rev. Dr. Elizabeth D. Mauro officiating. Interment was at North Parish Cemetery, St. George. Memorial donations may be made to MSAD 5, Music Department, c/o Marlene Hall,  400  Broadway,  Rockland 04841, the Rockland Congregational Church; 180 Limerock Street, Rockland 04841 or the Finnish Congregational Church.

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