O & P
was born Sept. 26, 1912, in
was educated in
Her family includes nieces and nephews, Freda Russell, Jim Saunders, Alta Pierce, Norman Millett, Juanita Sprague, David Robinson, Verna Pendexter and Joanne Moody.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dwight; her parents ; sisters, Hazel Millett and Hildreth Saunders; Brothers Herman and Herbert Robinson; and a nephew, Allan Robinson.
The family wishes to thank Ledgeview Living Center; Danny and Tammy Mayo; other close neighbors; the Littlehale family; and her caregivers for the past few years.
Lois (Parkman) O’Leary, 1934 – 2004 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, January 8, 2004)
O’Leary, 69, a resident of
Mrs. O'Leary was employed as a painter
for several years at the Hale Mill in
She was a member of St Athanasius St. John Parish and enjoyed the interest of gardening and camping. Her most important interest was her family members whom she spent as much time with whenever possible including locally several nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Sylvanus (Harriet) Glover of East Andover and Mrs. Earl (Jean) Miner of Plant City, Fla.; two brothers, John Parkman and his wife Fran of North Carolina, and David R. Parkman and his wife Cheryl of Montana; and several nieces, nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews.
There will be no services. Spring
interment will be at
Isabelle (Merrill) (Duswald) (Andrews) Osborne, 1850-1929 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, January 11, 1929)
The death of Mrs. Isabella Osborne of Andover, Occurred suddenly last Saturday morning [January 5, 1929] at the home of her only son, George Duswald, of Waldoboro, where she had gone last fall to spend the winter. Her age was 79 years.
Surviving are her son, James Duswald of Waldoboro; a sister, Mrs. Abbie
body was brought to Rumford by her son on Tuesday and was taken Wednesday
Osborne was a native of
later returned to
Violet H. O'Shea, 1915 – 2005 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, September 14, 2005)
O'Shea, 90, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005
She was born in
Violet had owned and operated the Notch Trading Post in Roxbury for many years
with her husband until their retirement in 1977 when they moved to
She was married in
Survivors include three daughters, Maureen Adams and husband Ronald of
Andover, Dolly Gasior and husband Stanley of Middletown, Conn., Betty Bowman of
Funeral services will be held on
Friday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Meader & Son Funeral Home,
Blanchard K. Paine,
1925-2006 (Obituary from the
He was born Sept. 8, 1925, in
After the war, he worked for more than 30 years at Forster Manufacturing in
Survivors include a son, Mark Paine and his wife, Cathy, of Gloucester, Va.; two daughters, Susan Bragdon and her husband, Sonny, of East Wilton and Cynthia Paine of Wilton; four grandchildren, Christina, Kimberly, Mark Jr. and Cody; a sister, Beverly Smith of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Donald W. Paine of Turner and Clifford Paine of Placerville, Calif.; and three stepsons, Terry, Steve, and Reggie Spencer.
Amelia R. (Marston) Palmer, 1904 - 1977 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Mrs. Amelia R. Palmer of
She was born
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hugh (Kathleen) Morton, of Rumford, and Mrs. Alfred (Alma) Learned, Southbridge, Mass.; six sons, James H. of Stratton, Claude S. and Raymond E., both of Portland, Stanley E. of Mexico, Merton A. and Maurice, both of Andover; a sister, Miss Lucille Marston, of Andover; a brother, Byard of Andover; 36 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. from Meader & Son
funeral home, Rumford, Rev. Leon Strout officiating. Spring interment will be
Claude S. Palmer, 1828-1978 (obituary from the Portland Press Herald, October 10, 1978)
Claude S. Palmer, 49, of
He was born in
Mr. Palmer is survived by six sons,
Robert, Clinton, George, Claude Jr. and Cedric, all of
Funeral services will be held at 10
a.m. Wednesday at
Dorothy Dawn “Dee_Dee”
Palmer, 1991-2007 (Obituary from the
CANAAN - Dorothy-Dawn
"Dee-Dee" Palmer, 16, died Saturday, Nov. 3, in
Born on March 14, 1991, in
She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and had attended Pilgrim Lodge Camp and UCC Synod in
She loved working with children, gatherings at the house with family and friends, hiking, camping, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
Survivors include her mother, Sandra Hall and her husband, Joe, of Andover; her father, Sherwood Palmer and his wife, Renee, of Norway; four sisters, Angela Palmer of Missouri, Jennifer Palmer of Auburn, Tiffany Steele of Norway and Candace Hall of Andover; three brothers, Richard Steele and his wife, Katrina, of Bangor, Scott Steele of Portland, Ryan Steele and his wife, Megan, of Colorado; foster sister, Angie; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Nancy Conley of Rumford; paternal grandmother, Ivah Palmer of Stratton; paternal granparents, Robert and Darlene Hall of Andover; her companion. Travis Morton of Rumford; aunt, Cindy Gammon and her husband, Stacy, of Andover; cousins, Lacey, Lauren and Lisa Gammon and Brooke Bennett; aunt, Sonya Jenke and her husband, Bruce, of Canton; cousins, Brianna, Alysha and Stephanie; aunt, Sandra Prince and her husband, Harold, of Turner; cousin, Matthew; aunt, Alysha Fortenbacker and her husband, John, and family of New Vineyard; aunt, Gloria Arnold of Startton; uncle, Odias Bachelder and his wife, Kelly, and family of Rangeley; uncle, Roger and Priscilla Palmer and family, of Rangeley; uncle, Nelson and his wife, Coco Palmer, of Cumberland; paternal grandparents, Ronald and Shirley Banovich of Norway.
She was predeceased by a paternal grandfather, James Palmer; and maternal grandmother, Victoria MacDonald Conley.
She touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Car crash kills
CANAAN - A
Dorothy Palmer, a junior class member of the
The eastbound bus was traveling to a conference
Police said Stephen Carter, 49, of Whitefield was driving west in his van, when he reached for a handkerchief he had dropped. His van then crossed the center line, striking the bus and then slamming head-on into Palmer's car, with the bus and the van overturning and coming to rest on their sides.
Tommy Sweetser, 62, of
The passengers were Thomas Henley, Mathew Lauro, Elizabeth Forkus and Amy Farrington. Carter also was treated and released from the hospital.
The accident remains under investigation.
Telstar was open Sunday to offer counseling by its crisis response team, and was also available for the services on Monday.
Those who desire may contribute to Dorothy-Dawn Palmer
Scholarship Fund, c/o Ted Davis, at
Glendon G. Palmer, Jr., 1981-2007
(Obituary from the
FARMINGTON - Glendon G. Palmer Jr.,
25, died Monday, April 23, in
He was born in
Survivors include his father, Glendon G. Palmer Sr. of Rumford; mother, Teresa Broomhall and husband, Philip "Butch," of Rumford; maternal grandmother, Lillian Sawyer of Dixfield; paternal grandmother, Edith J. Palmer of Andover; brother, Nathan Palmer; and sister, Megan Palmer, both of Rumford; and several aunts; uncles; and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on
Saturday, April 28, at Meader & Son Funeral Home,
James H. Palmer, 1928 - 2001 (Obituary
COPLIN PLANTATION — James H. Palmer 73, of Coplin Plt., died at his home on Tuesday, July 17  following many years of illness.
He was born in
He was also employed by A & W Construction and spent his final years of employment with Newell Construction in Coplin. He enjoyed his family and friends, being outside, woodworking, building motorized airplanes, and watching ballgames across the street.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years of Coplin Plt.; four sons, Odias Bachelder and his wife Kelly of Langtown Plt., Roger and his wife Priscilla of Rangeley, Sherwood and special friend, Renee of Cumberland, Nelson and his wife Constance of Windham; two daughters, Gloria and her husband Bruce Arnold of Coplin Plt., Alicia and her husband John Fortenbacker of Stratton; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen and husband Hugh Morton of Roxbury, and Alma Learned of Southbridge, Mass.; two brothers, Stanley and wife Leah of Mexico, Raymond of Scarborough.
O. Palmer, ?? – 1963 (From the
The funeral of James O. Palmer was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday February 13  at the Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Rev. Nathaniel Pearson, pastor of the church, officiated.
Entombment was in Woodlawn tomb for
burial in the spring, in
Pall bearers were Harry Gibbs, Timothy Learned, Ira Bodwell, George Morton, Bernard Hutchins and Henry Roberts.
Maurice E. Palmer, 1933 - 1989 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
He was born in
Mr. Palmer was married in
Funeral services, ,
Thursday, at the Andover Congregational Church in
Merton A. Palmer, 1933 - 1999 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, August 18, 1999)
Merton enjoyed horseshoes, hunting, fishing and playing cards.
Survivors include three brothers, Stanley Palmer of Mexico,
James Palmer of Stratton, Raymond Palmer of
He was predeceased by two brothers, Maurice and Claude Palmer.
Merton will be greatly missed by all members of his family, especially by his nephew, Matt and his special friend, Cindy Sweetser.
He was born in
He was married in
Known to be a man of many talents,
He was well known for his musical talents, playing numerous stringed instruments, excelling in guitar and mandolin. He enjoyed playing at many bluegrass festivals, and regularly played at the weekly jam sessions held at the Eagles Club, where he was also a member. He was known to be the best mandolin player in the area.
He is survived by his wife, Leah Palmer of Mexico; three sons, Mark S. Palmer and wife, Stephanie, of Rumford, Matthew L. Palmer and wife, Terri, of Rumford, and Noel M. Palmer and wife, Elaine, of Rumford; two daughters, Fawn A. Maness and husband, James, of Westmoreland, Tenn., and Felicia H. Zadakis of Mexico; nine grandchildren, Travis, Ryan, Marcus, Kristy, Lyndee, Christopher, Kelly Palmer, and Cody and Kasey Zadakis; three great-grandchildren, Travis Jr., Andrew and Mackenzie Palmer; and one loving, caring sister, Kathleen Morton of Rumford.
He was predeceased by his parents; one sister, Alma Learned; and five brothers, James, Maurice, Merton, Raymond and Claude Palmer.
The family would like to thank the staff at the CMMC T1 unit and Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice for their caring support.
Shirley E. (White) Parkman, 1929 - 1967 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
EAST ANDOVER - Shirley Edna Parkman,
37, died Thursday [July 20, 1967] at
She was born at
Surviving besides her parents are
two sons, Roderick and James, East Andover, and two brothers, Ronald,
Services will be held at the Meader
and Sons Funeral Home, Rumford, at 2 p.m. Monday. Officiating will be Frank
Sanfino. Burial will be in the
Alys G. Parsons, 1912 – 2010 (Obituary from the
RUMFORD — Alys (Grua) Parsons, 98, of
Alys was a
Wilderness woman and a true champion of the Maine Wilderness and avid friend of
She was born in
Alys and her
husband, Larry, owned and operated Lakewood Camps from 1942 to 1976, one of the
oldest sporting camps in the
In the early years at Lakewood Camps, Alys was a registered guide, hostess, chief cook and bottle washer, and postmaster, however, her marriage to Capt. Larry Parsons forced the closure at the picturesque summer post office at Middle Dam because a married woman was not allowed by the U.S. Postal Service to serve as Postmaster.
She was a member of Chi Omega Society, and had served as treasurer and trustee of the Andover Public Library for many years. She was a personal friend of the writer Louise Dickinson Rich who she talked with on the phone on a daily basis.
She was married
a sister, Ruth Pelletier, of
Friends are invited to sign the guest book and share memories online at www.meaderandson.com.
Laurence H. Parsons, 1897 - 1980 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
He was born at
He is survived by his widow of
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday at from the Andover Congregational
Arrangements by Meader & Son Funeral Home,
Olive G. (Akers) Parsons, 1936 - 1987 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Olive G. Parsons of 91 Spring
Street, Saco, died,
She was born in
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Randy (Margaret ) Cook, Limington; three nephews and one niece.
Graveside services will be held in
the spring at
Grace (Gibbs) Patenode, 1894-1929 From
The body of Mrs. John Patenode (Grace Gibbs) who died in Philadelphia, Sunday, December 28  was brought to Andover where the funeral services were held at the home of her brother, Harry Gibbs, Wednesday after, conducted by Rev, James Renfrew.
Mrs. Patenode is survivied by her husband, a daughter, 12 years of age, and a son, 8; also her mother, Mrs. Blanche Cobb and two brothers. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Charlotte Peaslee, 75, of
She was born in
On Feb. 1, 1951, she married her best friend
and soul mate, Silas F. Peaslee of
Blessed with a love of children,
Her spirit was unbroken. Struggling for 10
years with COPD didn't stop her from trips for breakfast to
Her granddaughter, Brianna, brought daily joy, laughter and hope into her life.
She is survived by her husband, Silas of North Yarmouth; two sons, Gary and his wife Janice of New Gloucester, and Douglas and his wife Judy of Buxton; seven daughters, Debora Gellatly and her husband Norm of Auburn, Bonnie Littlefield and her husband David of Portland, Sherri Curit and her husband Moe of North Yarmouth, Charlotte Kane of Lisbon Falls, Ruth Ann Terison and her husband Fred of Falmouth, Patricia Hansen of Yarmouth, and Charlotte Howard of Auburn; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Pauline Bernard of Mexico, Robertine Patenaude of Topsham, and Lorraine Marston of Andover. She was predeceased by her son, Silas F. Peaslee Jr., on Aug. 25, 2001.
A graveside service was held at
Gregory Jon Peaslee, II,
1979 – 2004 (Obituary from the
HALLOWELL - Gregory Jon Peaslee, II, 24, of Hallowell, formerly of the Dixfield area, died unexpectedly on June 11, 2004 in Hallowell.
He was born Oct. 23, 1979, in Rumford, a son
of Gregory J. Peaslee and Cheryl (Brown) Brennan. He received his education in Rumford,
Dixfield and Telstar schools, earning his GED in
At the time of his death, Greg was employed at Appliance and Furniture Store in Farmingdale. He was an outdoorsman who was a compassionate, nonviolent "hunter" and he loved to fish.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him; his father, Greg J. Peaslee of Andover; his mother and step-father, Cheryl Brennan and John Brennan of Dixfield; two brothers, Joel Peaslee of Mexico and Sean Brennan of Dixfield; a sister, Amber Storer of Turner; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his beloved paternal grandmother, Pearl Peaslee.
Funeral services will be held Thursday
morning at 11 a.m. from the
She was born at Young’s
He died on
She is survived by three sons, Silas Peaslee of North Yarmouth,
Harold Douglas Peaslee of Yelm, Wash. and Gregory Jon Peaslee of Andover; two
daughters, Mrs. Clinton (Ida) Davis of Rumford and Ilean Guild of Litchfield; a
half-brother, Ronald Parks, a half-sister, Mrs. Fred (Gladys) Kierstead, and a
step-mother, Mrs. Nina Parks, all of Young’s Cove, N.B., Canada: 23 grandchildren
and 41 great-grandchildren.
Dale E. Penney, 1969 - Abt 1990 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)
He was born July 24, 1969, at
Surviving are his mother of Merrimac; his father of Norway, Maine; his maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Hyland of Groveland; his maternal grandmother, Cecelia Bell of Lynn, his maternal grandfather, Albert Bell of Andover, Maine; his paternal grandmother, Katherine Penney of Hanover, Maine; two brothers, Wade and Douglas Penney, both of Merrimac; a half-brother, Eric Penney of Norway, Maine; three stepsisters, Mrs. Steven (Tina) Hodge of Dixfield, Maine; and Carrie and Pamela Scott, both of South Paris, Maine.
Funeral services Wednesday, 10 a.m.,
Andover Congregational Church, with Rev. Marriotte Churchill officiating.
Gertrude (Stowell) Percival, 1913 - 1997 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
NORTH ANDOVER - Gertrude Stowell Percival, 84, of North Andover, died Saturday, Feb. 8,  at her home.
Born at the "John Paul Jones House" at
Mrs. Percival graduated from
She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, birds, nature, antiques
and refinishing. In 1988, she moved into her new home at
She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Andover, the
Ladies Aide, taught Sunday school and was the choir director for many years.
She was a member of the Friday Club, the Andover Historical Society, Weld
Historical Society and the Webb Lake Association. She spent her summers at Weld
Survivors include two daughters, Paula P. and son-in-law, Bill Smith Jr. of Andover and Pamela of Ridgefield, Conn.; two sons, John W. and daughter-in-law, Linda Akers and David S., all of Andover; eight grandchildren, John, Joel and Joshua Putnam, Kris, Penny, Stephanie, Jennifer and Angela Percival; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Warren E. Percival in 1983; a
brother, George P. Stowell II in 1988.
Warren E. Percival, 1904 - 1983 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
He was born in
Mr. Percival is survived by his wife; two sons, David S. and John W., both of Andover; two daughters, Pamela Percival of Ridgefield, Conn., and Paula Putnam of Andover; a sister, Lillian Percival of Gorham, N. H.; and eight grandchildren.
Claude A. Perkins, 1881 – 1959 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, November 26, 1959)
Claude A. Perkins, 78, of South
Rumford, died November 20  at the
He had resided in Rumford for 11
months. Previously he was a resident of
Mr. Perkins was born in
A painter by trade, he had been retired for the past four years. He had lived in Lovell for 20 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.
Ray (Louise) Freeman,
Funeral services for Claude A.
Rev. Harold Yates officiated.
Burial was in
Etta (Glover) Perkins, 1889 - 1977 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Mrs. Etta G. Perkins died
She was born
Surviving are a son, Merton W. of Andover; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Andover Congregational
Church with Rev. David Wuori and Rev. Carl M. Kingsbury officiating. Interment
Henry T. Perkins, 1915-1974 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 2, 1974)
Funeral services for Henry T. Perkins were held Wednesday, April 24 at 2 pm in the Andover Congregational Church. Rev. David Norrie and Rev. Carl M. Kingsbury officiated. And Miss Ivy Thurston was organist.
Entombment was in the Sunnyside
receiving vault, Rumford, and burial will be in the
Bearers were Buster Marston, Howard Averill, Roger Mils, Jr., Walter Gordon , Daniel Cole, and Charles Johnson/
John Perkins, 1829-1911 (From the Rumford Falls Times, July 22, 1911)
On Saturday morning [July 15, 1911] John Perkins was found dead in bed. He had been ailing with heart trouble for some time. He was 81 years old and leaves two daughters, Mrs. Josiah Philbrick and Mrs. John Bailey.
Mary N. Perkins, 1831-1916 (From the Rumford Falls Times, May 20, 1916)
Mrs. Mary Perkins [widow of Albert Perkins] passed away at the home of her son, W.W. Perkins, Sunday morning, May 14  aged 86.
Merton W. Perkins, 1918 - 2001 (Obituary from the
RUMFORD - Merton W. Perkins, 82,
Born in Rumford on
Mr. Perkins was a member of the Greater Rumford Senior Citizens and the Neighborly Senior Citizens Club: a member of the Andover Congregational Church: and for many years, he served as Treasurer and board member of Western Maine Transportation.
He was a member of Napoleon Ouellette Post # 24. American Legion: a life member Al & Ted Gauthier Chapter # 21 DAV: was formerly active with local chapters of the American Red Cross: was a past board member of Western Area Agency on Aging: and was a member of Chapter # 7 of the 1918 Club.
He was married in Rumford on May 7. 1941 to the former Eda M.
Roberts, who survives of
He was predeceased by a daughter, Avis Simmons, who died
Vard M. Perkins, 1879 - 1954 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Bearers were members of Lone Mountain Grange, Russell Wentzell, Ezra Webster, Lewis Morton and Sidney Palmer.
Attending from out of town were George Stowell, West Bethel; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Frew, Dixfield; Arthur Bradeen, Frye; Irving Cole, Rumford Point; Ernest Stewart, Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Goddard, Rumford; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Goddard, Rumford Point; Millard Parker, Hallowell; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pierce and son, Olean, Gardiner; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mailloux, Strong; Jess Grower [Glover?] and Mrs. Editha Grower, Norway; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Taylor, Auburn; Mr. and Mrs. H. Hutchins, Bethel; Mrs. Lina Weeks, Bethel.
William W. Perkins, 1855-1932 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, July 28, 1932)
William W. Perkins, 77,
Dr. H. W. Stanwood, county medical examiner and E. Walker Abbott, count attorney, viewed the body, and it was pronounced a case of suicide.
In Ill Health
Mr. Perkins had been in ill health for some time and it is believed that his illness affected his mind. According to officials who investigated, he had threatened to and his life on previous occasions. He had been about the house as usual, Wednesday morning, but when Mrs. Glover called him for dinner he did not respond. She made a search and found his body in the barn, adjacent to the house. He had hanged himself from the edge of a stairway.
Besides his son, V. M. Perkins, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Erma Bennett.
Mr. Perkins is survived by eight
grandchildren and two brothers, Frank Perkins of South Andover, and Henry
He was a charter member of Lone Mountain Grange.
The funeral services, which were held from the home of the son Friday afternoon, were largely attended. Rev. George W. M. Keyes, pastor of the Congregational church, officiated.
Bearers were I. E. Mills, Lewis Akers, Arthur Lang and Clarence Hall.
Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Robert
of Mexico; two brothers, Lewis Holt and Freeman Holt, both of Rumford; four
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Nellie M. Perry,
Mrs. Perry, who was 60, was born in Sackville, N. B. [the daughter of
William and Sarah Ann Milton] and had lived in
Besides her husband, she is survived by one brother, Ernest Milton, of
Arthur A. Philbrick, 1876 - 1946 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
He was born in
He and his brother were engaged in farming and exhibited fine cattle at the Agricultural Fairs.
He leaves his brother, Sidney Philbrick, with whom he lived, and a
sister, Mrs Nina Robinson,
Charles Philbrick, 1873-1910 (From the Rumford Falls Times, September 30, 1910)
Chas., the son of
Geo. Philbrick of Farmer’s Hill, died at the insane
George W. Philbrick, 1842-1915 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 13, 1915)
George W. Philbrick of Farmer’s Hill, who had been in ill health for some time, died at his home early Saturday morning, Feb. 6  The funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 7, Rev. George Graham officiated.
Josiah B. Philbrick, 1850-1931 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 3, 1931)
Josiah Philbrick, 81,
Mr. Philbrick was born on Farmer’s
Surviving are Herbert and Mrs. Alice Payne Brown, to whom he had given a father’s care since they were children. His wife [Sarah] died many years ago.
Rachel (Bragdon) Philbrick, 1840-1914 (From the Rumford Falls Times, July 25, 1914)
On Thursday, July 15  occurred the
death of Mrs. George Philbrick at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter [Nina]
Robinson. Mrs. Philbrick had been a great sufferer during the past year. Last
fall she was moved from her home on Farmer’s Hill to Mrs.
Sidney Philbrick, 1875 - 1950 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Sidney Philbrick, 75, a lifelong resident of Farmer’s Hill and
oldest man in this community died at the home of his daughter and husband, Mr.
And Mrs. Linwood Tucker, October 5  after a month’s illness. He
died in the house in which he was born
He was the son of Rachel T. and George W. Philbrick.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 8, at 2 p. m., at the Tucker house on Farmer’s Hill. Rev, C. C. Salisbury, of Andover Congregational Church, officiated. Burial was in Farmer’s Hill Cemetery. There were many floral tributes.
He is survived by one daughter, Urfred Tucker; a granddaughter, Darlene Tucker; a sister, Nina Robinson of West Peru; three nieces, two nephews and four grandnieces and nephews.
Pall Bearers were Frank Lovejoy,
Those attending the service from out of town were Florence Lovejoy,
Mr. And Mrs. Daniel Tucker, Rumford Point; Lewis Lovejoy, Lockes Mills; Frank
Lovejoy, Mrs. Hildrith Saunders and son, Mr. And Mrs. Harry Vale, Mr. And Mrs.
Kenneth Utter, Mexico; Mrs. Clarence Clements, Mr. And Mrs. William Roberts,
Rumford; Mr. And Mrs. Roy Millett and two children, Mr. And Mrs. Monty Millett,
West Peru; Mrs. Nina Robinson, Mr. And Mrs. Dwight Oldham, Mr. And Mrs. Herman
Robinson, West Peru; Clem Cogley, Roxbury; Mr. And Mrs. Herbert Robinson and
two children, of Lovell and Roy Lohnes, Mrs. Emily Thurston, Sadie Bailey,
Walter Bailey and Mrs. Evelyn Stevens of Andover, besides many from East
Andover and Farmer’s Hill.
Eunice (Jameson) (Fox) Phister, Abt. 1913 - 1996 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)
Eunice Jameson Fox Phister, 83, of
Mrs. Phister was a widely known local sculptor who studied in the studios of George Demetrius and Peter Abate. Her work was exhibited nationally, including in the National Sculpture Society show in the Level Building, New York City. She also held four one-man shows. Her latest work was completed when she was well into her seventies.
Mrs. Phister was the widow of the late John B. Fox of the Harvard
Business School, and Lispenard B. Phister, a Boston Attorney. She was active in
the communities of
She leaves a son, John B. Fox, Jr. of West
Lispenard B. Phister, 1896 - 1985 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)
Lispenard Bache Phister, a
He lived in
Mr. Phister was born in
He served as an observation plane pilot in the Army Air Corps in World War I.
Following the war, he was graduated from
In addition to his wife, he leaves three nephews, several
grandnephews, grand-nieces and great-grandnieces; a stepson, John Bailey Fox,
A memorial service will be held Dec. 16 at at
S. Pingree, 1944-2006 (Obituary from the
He was born in Rumford, on Nov. 2, 1944, a son of Ellsworth and Irene (Cole) Pingree. He was a graduate of
He was married in Rumford on May 2, to Janet McPhee, who survives of
Other survivors include a daughter, Kristina Pingree of Andover; two sons, Davis Pingree and James Billings of Rumford; stepsons, Ryan Frost of Auburn and Jason Webster of Georgia; grandchildren, Corbin and Sadie Standeven, Nicholas and Nathan Billings and Danika Schearer; stepgrandchildren, Hyla, Abby and Chase; a brother, Stanwood Pingree of Andover; and a sister, Rita Wilson of Bethel.
Richard B. Plantier, 1937 - 2001 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen,
Richard B. Plantier, 64, died
He was born in
He was employed as an electronic technician at COMSAT in
Mr. Plantier was a member of the American Motorcycle Assoc.; BMW
Survivors include two sons, Troy and his wife Wanda of Blissfield, Mich., and Michael and his wife Lisa of Mt. Airy, Md.; a daughter, Lynne Vu and her husband Quang of Fredrick, Md.; his mother of Danielson, Conn.; two sisters, Helen Provost and her husband Roger of Dayville, Conn., and Janet Plantier of Brooklyn, Conn.; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father; and a brother, Phillip.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Andover
Congregational Church with the Rev. Jane Rich officiating. Interment was at
Winnifred A. (Grover) Plourde, 1939-2005 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, October 6, 2005 )
She was born Aug. 26, 1939, in
She grew up in the Norway/Paris area and married Romeo Plourde in 1957. They settled in the Lewiston/Auburn area and had a number of wonderful children.
She worked as a homemaker for many years as her children were growing up. She created a loving home where not only family was always welcome, but many friends also. She was known to friends of her children and other neighborhood children as "Mom." Her No. 1 priority was always family, as she greatly enjoyed spending time with her children, their spouses and her grandchildren. Winnifred was always there for her children and will be sadly missed by us all and many others around her.
She leaves her daughter Sandra Labreck and husband, Larry Labreck, granddaughter Angela Wood and husband, Brian, great-grandsons, Trenton and Cameron, great-granddaughter, Lauryn, grandson K. Jason Burgess and wife, Amanda, grandson, Jeremy Burgess and fiancée Destiny Bell; a daughter, Kathleen Plourde, and grandson David; a son, Paul Plourde and fiancée Nancy Nadeau, and granddaughter Amy; a son, Donald Plourde; a daughter, Mary Jane Chabot and husband, Joe Chabot, granddaughter Kortney, and grandson Jacob; a daughter, Leslie Lacasse, granddaughter Montera and grandsons, Dominick and Preston; a sister, Priscilla Gammon and husband, Stan; and a brother, Luther Grover.
Mrs. Abbie G. (Barker) Poor, 1849-1908 (Obituary from
Mrs. Abbie G. Poor,
Born at Westbrook,
she moved to
Her survivors include
a brother, Fred C. Barker, and a niece, Mrs. Ray Harnden, both of Rangeley, and
a sister, Miss Mary P. Barker of
Agnes Blake Poor, 1842-1922 (From the
Friends in town were saddened to learn of the recent death of Miss Agnes Poor of Brookline, Mass. Miss Poor is well-known in Andover, having spent a great many summers at the “Merrill” House.
[NOTE: Agnes Blake Poor was the daughter of Henry Varnum and Mary Wild Poor and transcribed the manuscript “Andover Memorials” from the reminisces of her uncle, Silvanus Poor.]
Annie (Thomas) Poor,
1856-1915 (From the
Mrs. Annie (Thomas) Poor, who had been ill
for a number of months, passed away Thursday, May 27 [1915,] at her home on
Main Street, aged about 60 years. She was the wife of Henry L. Poor and had
Mrs. Poor is survived by her husband, three daughters, one son [Arthur] and two brothers, all living in Andover, also an aged sister in Manchester, N.H., besides a large circle of friends. All will miss her and much sympathy is expressed for those in the immediate home circle.
Archer D. Poor, Sr., 1880 - 1953, (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Archer D. Poor, Sr., 72,
He was born
Mr. Poor was caretaker and guide for Mrs. Norton Downs for many years at Bellevue Camps at Upper Dam.
Besides his wife, he is Survived by one sister, Mrs. Ina Clough;
Arthur Poor, 1886 - 1953 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)
Arthur Poor, 67, of 469 College Sr., died yesterday [Dec. 29, 1953] at the
Surviving are two sons, Stanley H. of Auburn, and John, North New Portland; three daughters, Mrs. Margery Moreau, Auburn; Mrs. Doris Keenan, South Portland; and Mrs. Buck; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Marston, Rumford; Mrs. Susie Hutchins, Andover, and Mrs. Myra Leonard, Massachusetts; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be attended at the Teague and Stevens Funeral Home,
Saturday morning, Jan. 2, at 9:54 A.M., followed by a requiem high mass at
Sacred Heart Church at 10:30. Interment
Mrs. Asenath [Marston]
Poor, wife of Lister Poor [and daughter of Samuel Jr. and Lucinda (Cutting)
Marston] of this place, passed away Thursday, August 15 , aged 54 years.
Mrs. Poor had not been well for some time, and submitted to a serious operation
at a hospital in
She leaves besides
her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Clough, one son, Archie Poor, several
grandchildren, one sister and two brothers, all of
services were held Saturday afternoon at the Congregational Church, the regular
pastor officiated, after which the Pythian Sisters held their solemn service.
Several selections were sung by Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Howard and Gladys
Howard. Flowers from the different
orders, and near relatives were in great abundance and beautiful.
Word was received in Andover recently of the death of Catherine Frances Poor, widow of the late Scott Poor, at her home in Chapman, Kansas, Tuesday, February 7 .
Although Mrs. Poor had not been in good health for some time, death came suddenly.
She was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. William Jordan, pastor of the Andover Congregational Church.
Mrs. Poor was
nearly 80 years of age, and is survived by four sons, and a daughter, Mrs.
Root, who resides in
Charles O. Poor, 1873 - 1961 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Mr. Poor had been engaged in the manufacture and sale of electric
automatic block signals for railroads and other railway appliances until his
retirement in 1939. At that time he was president of Vermillion Equipment Co.,
Chicago. He had started in the signal manufacturing business in
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. P. Burleigh, Old Lyme, Conn., and Mrs. R. C. Hoffman, Haverford, Pa.; a brother, Samuel Poor, of this town, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Charles T. Poor, 1848-1930 (Obituary fro the Rumford Falls Times, June 6, 1930)
Charles T. Poor, the oldest
Mr. Poor was born in
Mr. Poor was a member of Cabot
Lodge, U. R. K. P., of
Funeral services were held Tuesday
afternoon at one o’clock from the Andover Congregational Church, the Rev.
Thomas Burton Hatt, pastor of the Dixfield Congregational Church, officiating.
Burial was made in the
Surviving are two sons, Harold Poor
of Rumford; Charles M. Poor, of
Eben Akers Poor, 1864 - 1946 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Former Rumford Policeman Dies In
Eben A. Poor, 82, born in
On the Rumford Police force for many years, Mr. Poor also worked for the Rumford Falls Power Company at its pumping station before accepting a position with the Los Angeles Water District in 1920.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs Annie Poor, and a daughter, Mrs Jennie Baker, both of Los Angeles; by nephews, William H. Gruber and Ralph Akers, Rumford, and Merle Akers, Andover; two nieces, Mrs Merle Burgess, Rumford Point, and Mrs C. A. Hall, Andover.
Mr. Poor was an Akers from
One of the pallbearers at his funeral was James Demeritt,
Edwin Poor, 1845-1909 (From the
The funeral of Edwin Poor [son of Sylvanus and Eliza Poor] was attended by a large circle of friends and relatives on Thursday at 10:30 A M. [date of death was June 8, 1909] Services were conducted by Rev. H. L. Packard. Cabot Lodge K of P attended in a body and held their burial service at the cemetery.
Frances S. (DeLong) Poor, 1922 - 1991 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
She was born in
She worked alongside her husband at
Other survivors include two daughters, Miss Penelope Poor of Plymouth, N.H., and Mrs. David (Paula) McDonald of Gilford, N.H.; a son, Peter J. Poor of Andover; a sister, Miss Margaret A. DeLong of Littleton, N.H.; a half-sister, Mrs. Hazel Arsenault St. Clair Shores, Mich.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Andover Congregational
Church, Andover, Maine, with Rev. E. Marriotte Churchill officiating. Interment
in the spring in the
Henry L. Poor, 1851-1931 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, November 26, 1931)
Henry Laurens Poor, a life-long resident of Andover, and prominent in the affairs of the town, died Friday morning [November 20, 1931] at 6 o’clock at his home on Main Street.
About six months ago Mr. Poor suffered a paralytic shock and has been in failing health since.
He was [born in
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Guy Learned, Massachusetts, Mrs. Eben Hutchins and Mrs. Samuel Marston, Andover; one son, Arthur Poor, Lewiston; a brother, Alfred C. Poor, Chapman, Kansas.
Mr. Poor was a member of the Congregational Church Parish, Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and a member of the Andover Hook and Ladder Company.
For many year he had charge of the
building and repair of the
Harry M. Poor, 1876 - 1937 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
The death of Harry Maurice Poor, 60, a prominent
Mr. Poor was the son of the late Henry W. and Mrs. Mary Smith Poor.
He was educated in the
He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Richards Poor and a sister,
Mrs. Blanche Richardson, of
The funeral services were held from the Congregational church Monday afternoon at . Rev. George W. M. Keyes, pastor of the church conducted the services which were largely attended by friends and relatives.
The bearers were Arthur Lang, Hylan Reed, Irving Akers and Frank
Keith, a former resident of
Those from out of town attending the funeral included Mrs. Blanche
Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Richardson,
Canton; O. P. Smith, Frank Smith, Mexico; Samuel Smith, New York; Mrs.
Guilmette and friend, Rumford; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Keith, Mechanic Falls; Mr.
and Mrs. Millett Lombard, Bethel; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tribou, Rumford.
Henry V. Poor, 1812 - 1905
Noted Railroad Expert, Dies at 93, as the Result of an Accident
Broke an Ankle in Fall on the Ice, and the Shock Was Fatal - Founder of Railroad Manual, Oldest Graduate Bowdoin. (Obituary from an unidentified and undated, but probably Boston-area newspaper)
Henry V. Poor, founder of Poor's manual on railroads, a publication issued in New York for more than a half century, writer on books of financial matters, on money and on the tariff, and known on two continents for his profound knowledge of railroad subjects, the oldest living graduate of Bowdoin College at the time of his death, passed away last evening at his residence on Walnut Street, Brookline. Three weeks ago he fell on the ice and broke an ankle. The shock was a severe one to his system, as he was in his 93rd year, and his death was caused by heart failure.
He was a remarkable
instance of prolonged vitality, active, healthy mind and remarkable vigor up to
the time of his accident. His mind was as keen as a man half his age, and he
was constantly engaged in literary work. He was born in
Early in life he went to
Henry Varnum Poor, Abt. 1879-1931 (Front page story from the Rumford Falls Times, October 29, 1931)
N.Y. Attorney Accidentally Shot Monday
Poor Dead Of Shot Gun Wound In Breast
While preparing to clean a shot gun
with which he had been hunting, Henry Varnum Poor, 52, wealthy
Dr. H. W. Stanwood, county medical
examiner, pronounced death due to accidental shooting . An autopsy was to be
held at Rumford, Tuesday, but after a hearing at the Poor estate at
Mr. Poor, who is a prominent New York attorney, having been a member of the law firm of Larkin, Perry and Rathbone, came to Andover Friday, telling the caretakers of his estate, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snell, that he wished to rest and hunt.
To Leave For N. Y. Monday
After breakfast Monday morning he
went partridge hunting, but before leaving the cottage of the caretakers, where
he had breakfast, he stated that he would leave for
When the owner of the large estate,
which is one of the more pretentious in this section of
Mrs. Snell discovered the body of Mr. Poor on the floor in front of the fireplace in the library of the estate. Authorities were notified and the medical examiner called.
At the hearing at the
After the investigation it was believed that upon his return from hunting, Mr. Poor leaned his shotgun against the wall and that his cleaning materials were on a table at his left.
It is believed that as he was about to sit down in a chair in front of the fireplace, he reached forward and grasped the gun by the barrel sand pulled it toward him. In some manner one barrel of the double-barreled weapon was discharged, the shot piercing his left breast. He dropped against the chair and fell, and the side of the chair was damaged. The gun was loaded with one bird shot and one “buck” shot shell
Mrs. Ruth Ashmore Poor, widow of the deceased, and a son and daughter left
Son of Author
Henry V. Poor was the son of the
late Henry William Poor, author of Poor’s Manual, a financial reference
book. He graduated from
He was vice president and director
of Caro Cloth corporation, a director of
Henry W. Poor, 1839-1913 (From the Rumford falls Times, February 1, 1913)
Henry W. Poor passed away at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Otis [Sarah] Richardson, in
Mr. Poor was 73 years of age and born in
Mr. Poor has been identified with
Henry William Poor, 1844-1915 (Obituary from the New York Times, April 14, 1915)
HENRY W. POOR DIES; RAILWAY PUBLISHER
Head of Poor’s Manual and Banker Expires Suddenly at His Home, at 71
MADE AND LOST A FORTUNE
His Wife Gave Her Big Estate to His Creditors in 1908 – An Art and Book Collector
Henry W. Poor, the banker and internationally known as the publisher of Poor’s Manual, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home, 777 Madison Avenue. He was born in Bangor, Maine in 1844 [the son of Henry Varnum and Mary Pierce Poor] and received his education at Harvard University, from which he was graduated in 1865 with the degree of A. B., taking the degree of A. M. in 1872. Mr. Poor came to this city immediately after graduation in 1865, and started in the banking and publishing business as a member of the firm H. V. & H. W. Poor. He started publishing Poor’s Railway Manual in the same year, and soon became widely known, as this was the most comprehensive and leading publication of its kind.
In 1880, his former firm having been dissolved for some time, Mr. Poor became a member of the firm of Poor & Oliphant. A year later this firm was succeeded by Poor, Oliphant & Co. It was not until he became a member of the firm of Poor & Greenough that Mr. Poor became famous on Wall Street. He was particularly active in leather and ice securities, and was reputed to have made a fortune of more than $5,000,000 by dealing in these stocks.
In 1899 the firm was dissolved and he
remained in business under the name of H. W. Poor & Co. From that time he
was less successful, and in 1906 failed, with liabilities of $2,110,000 and
assets of $180,000. One of the ventures that the firm found unprofitable was
the consolidation of a number of Cuban and
Among those were the old Cyrus W.
Field’ mansion at 1 Lexington Avenue in Gramercy Park, and the house
adjoining, which her husband had given her, and which were valued at
$1,000,000. She turned the homes over to the creditors complete, with all the
statuary, decorations, and objects of art, with the exception of a few small
personal belongings. The art treasures of the two houses were especially
valuable and had been collected for Mr. Poor by the late Stanford White, who
had been commissioned to search
Mr. Poor, outside financial circles, was
noted as an art lover, a liberal supporter of music, and a book collector. He
helped many art and music students to attain prominence in their professions,
and for years spent large sums on rare editions and fine bindings. His library
was said to have hardly an equal in this country, and among the special
treasures were a first edition of Thomas a Kempis’s “Imitatio
Christi,” Higdon’s “Polychronicon,” and some very rare
At the time of his death, Mr. Poor was president of Poor’s Manual of Railroads, Publishers: a Director of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company of Texas, the Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company, and the United States Casualty Company, He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the University, Manhattan, The Brook, the Racquet and Tennis, the Downtown, Tuxedo, Groliers, Lambs, City, Midday, and the New York Yacht Clubs.
In 1908, his daughter, Miss Edith Poor, was married to Capt. James K Cochrane of the Leicester Regiment of the British Army, and the wedding was one of the most brilliant events of the social season. Mr. Poor is survived by his widow, two daughters and a son.
Editor’s Note: Henry William Poor
was the son of Henry Varnum Poor, 1812-1905, and Mary Wild (Pierce) Poor,
1812-1912; the grandson of Lt/Dr. Sylvanus Poor, 1768-1848 and Mary (Merrill)
Poor, 1781-1841; and the great grandson of Ezekiel Merrill, 1747-1830 and Sarah
(Emery) Merrill, 1753-1847, the first white settlers of Andover, Maine.
Although Mr. Poor ran into serious financial trouble in the early 1900s and had
to sell his
J. Harold Poor, 1887 - Abt. 1950, (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
FOUR PONDS - While hiking out of heavily wooded Four Ponds area, J. Harold Poor, 62, suffered a heart attack, about Sunday night. [no date given]
Long a resident of Rumford, he has been a popular figure in this
area, all his life, as operator of grocery stores. He was last employed by the
First National supermarket,
Mr. Poor was born in
He was a member of the North Eastern Oxford County Fish and Game Association, Blazing Star Lodge No 30, F and AM, Royal Arch Chapter 56, Strathglass Commandery No 21, Knights Templar, Penacook Lodge No 130, IOOF.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Charles M Poor, Detroit, Mich.; an uncle, Charles Merrill, Andover; two cousins, Waldo Merrill, Andover, Mrs Leroy Fiske, Portland.
Funeral services were held at Meader and Son Funeral Home, Wednesday
afternoon, at 2 p. m., Rev. Harold Yates officiated. Burial was in
John A. Poor, 1808 - 1871 (Obituary from the Eastern Argus, Portland, September 6, 1871)
Another of our best men has been called away.
John A. Poor died this morning, at his own home, surrounded by his family, without notice and without suffering, about - the physician says of rheumatism of the heart.
The death of such a man is a great public calamity, and just now, when one of his grandest schemes was fast ripening to fulfillment, a loss, not only to Portland, a city which his foresight and sagacity have so largely contributed to build up, but the country at large, and we might say without extravagance to the world; for his magnificent undertakings have been so vast and comprehensive, and hitherto so successful, that the business world, both at home and abroad must feel the bereavement as among the heaviest blows of our day.
Mr. Poor - John Alfred Poor - was
He leaves a widow and one child only.
To no man of
A Memoir will be prepared and issued as soon as it may be done with accuracy.
It happens that he has left
materials, carefully arranged for the Historical Society, and prepared within
the last few weeks.
Here is a later Government
Resolution from the Eastern Argus,
The Late John A. Poor
The following are the resolutions passed by the [
Resolved, that among the many laborious, energetic and far-seeing business
As not merely a business man, but as a statesman, large-hearted, sagacious, indefatigable and self sacrificing, it was not for the present, but for the future, that he underwent such labor for nearly thirty years, as resulted in sudden death at the age of sixty-three, when the grandest of all his magnificent undertaking wanted but a few days of completion.
Resolved, That to his labor, knowledge and foresight, we are indebted for the Atlantic & St. Lawrence Railway, now the Grand Trunk, whereby our valuation has nearly quadrupled since 1842, the season of our greatest depression and discouragement;
For the opening of Commercial Street now lined on both sides with large business houses and resulting in the Marginal Way, one hundred feet in width, around our whole city, front and back, and over three miles in length, giving us an uninterrupted water front, worth million to us, in connection with out unrivaled harbor;
For the opening of our Portland Works, where engines and cars of the best workmanship have been built, year after year in large numbers not only for the railroads of Maine, but for other and very distant regions, during the last twenty years;
For the establishment of our Gas Works, after they had come to a full stop; And for much that has been done first and last for the flourishing Rochester Road, now on its way to New York;
For the original movement, which resulted in the hydrographic survey of our state by that able and conscientious engineer, Walter Wells, whereby our whole country has been brought acquainted with the astonishing accumulation of water power within our territory for manufacturing purposes.
Resolved, That to John A. Poor we are indebted for the project of out European and North American Railway, now nearly completed - as part of the Trans-continental and Inter-oceanic railway through Portland, Rutland, Oswego, and Chicago - which, had he lived, would soon be in successful operation, a great highway for the nations, opening the West, by a direct line, the nearest, safest and cheapest transportation, for five hundred million bushels of wheat which Baring Brothers have already provided a market for, and for whatever else the overflowing West may desire to be rid of; enriching the farmers and connecting the Old World with the New, China, Japan, and the East with all Europe, through our territory, leaving us to take toll both ways, and bringing the commercial world acquainted with our magnificent harbor, and our unequaled facilities for a large business; all the other enterprises mentioned, though successful, being but preliminary and subordinate to this, now so near its consummation.
Resolved, That while we desire to bear sad testimony to the world of the
departed, we cannot withhold our sympathy from his wife and child, thought we
are aware that, for a season, their loss will be but aggravated by such
evidence, because we believe that after a time it may be among the greatest of
their earthly consolations.
John B. ”Jack” Poor, 1915 - 1995 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
PARAMUS, N.J. - John Barton "Jack” Poor, 80, formerly of Ridgewood, N.J., and Andover, died Tuesday [October 3, 1995] at Paramus, N.J.
Mr. Poor graduated Phi Beta Kappa from
He served with the U.S. Coast Guard.
For many years he served as president and chief executive Officer of
RKO General in
Survivors include four daughters, Nancy Kelley of
Josephine C. Poor, 1913 - 1990 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)
She served with the U.S. Army in
Miss Poor also served in supervisory physical therapy positions
Until she moved to Clover Manor in
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. George (Sylvia) Ellis of Andover.
Memorial services were held Saturday, October 13 at at Andover First
Congregational Church, with burial in
For those who wish, a donation may be made to Andover First
Lizzie (Richards) Poor, 1883 - 1955 (Obituary from unidentified and undated local newspapers)
Lizzie R. Poor, age 72, died in
Mrs Poor was born in
Penelope "Penny" Poor 1947 – 2004 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, May 13, 2004)
Born on November 25, 1947 at the
Penny graduated from
Penny's loves were many. Some of them emerged when she was a girl and occurred mostly in the Richardson Lakes area: paddling a canoe through a quiet bog or across rough lake waters; climbing mountains; cannon balling off a diving board into Upper Richardson's icy morning waters or diving off a pier at Upper Dam; and sleeping out on Big Rock.
As a grown woman, Penny found more to do: fishing, listening to music, gardening, knitting, quilting, and making maple syrup in her father's maple orchard. Once she was compromised by Hodgkin's' disease, her interests and loves only grew: the natural world became her university, and she became an expert in many of its areas.
She studied the behavior of loons, eagles, fox, and birds,
especially the hummingbird, and she read all she could about these creatures,
as well as
While most people faced with her limitations would succumb to television watching, Penny was instead a tireless volunteer; first at the Andover Library where she also was a trustee, the Andover Bicentennial Committee, and the Friends of Richardson, and she conducted the loon count for Maine Audubon.
Penny's love of her family filled much of her heart. She especially loved her three nephews and one niece; she labored with love over a high school graduation quilt for her niece a year ago, and again this year, she and her sister, Paula completed a quilt for their nephew Peter's graduation from high school.
She knitted endlessly for Ryan and Cory when they were young. Her sister, Paula and brother, Peter and their families never wavered in their support of her; she returned their support with homemade gifts and a generous, loving heart.
Penny will be sadly missed by her father. Archer Dalton poor, Jr.; her sister and brother-in-law, Paula P. and David F. McDonald; her brother and sister-in-law, Peter J. and Belinda Poor; her nephews, Ryan David McDonald, Cory Stevens McDonald, and Peter John Poor II; and a niece, Jenna Lee Poor.
The loons and
She was predeceased by her mother, Frances Delong Poor.
At the family's request, there were no public calling hours, but friends were invited to attend the funeral services Saturday, May 8, at the Andover Congregational Church,
Penny's interests: Andover Congregational Church, P.O. Box 249, Andover, ME 04216, Friends of Richardson, P.O. Box 71, Andover, ME 04216, or a charity of one's choice.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophie B. Poor, 1875-1930 (From the Rumford falls Times, May 2, 1930)
services for Miss Sophie B. Poor were held in
Susie E. (Goodwin)
Poor, 1884-1972 (Obituary from the
At the age of 88,
Mrs. Susie Poor died at her home on
Born on July 24,
An active church
woman, Mrs. Poor was a member of the Andover Congregational Church ; the Ladies
Aid of the church; The Friday Club; and was a former Member of the King’s
Daughters. She is survived by a son, Archer D. Poor, Jr, of
Rev. Jay Cummings officiated at the funeral services for Mrs. Susie Emma Poor at the Andover Congregational Church on Thursday, September 14 at 10 a.m. Miss Thurston was the organist.
Interment was in
Robert Milton of
Sylvanus Poor, 1880 - 1963 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
He was born in
After retiring he carried on
a successful chinchilla business at
On Oct. 26, 1910, he married
Miss Gertrude M. Parsons,
Survivors include his widow, two daughters, Josephine, Augusta; and
Mrs. Sylvia Ellis,
DIED - At
William Poor, 1847-1923 (From the
Word was received this week of
the death of William Poor [son of Sylvanus and Eliza Brown Poor] on Friday,
Feb. 16 . Mr. Poor had made his home for several years with his daughter,
Mrs. Roman Hoffman of
Mr. Poor spent many summers in
[A later story in the May 15,
1923 issue of the Rumford Falls Times states that his sister, Mrs. Addie Gregg,
died the same week and funeral services were held for both of them at their
childhood home, The Homestead, in
Agnes D. (Roberts) Porter, 1927 - 2000 (Obituary from the
She was born in
She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church. She had spent
many hours doing craft work, playing Bingo, and enjoying visiting with her
family. She was married in
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce "Joy" Porter of Andover;
a son, Robert A. of Bath; a granddaughter, Heidi Porter of Rumford; a grandson,
Todd Porter and his wife Laureen of Gahanna, Ohio; three sisters, Grace Simmons
and Ismay Meecham of Andover, and Edna Hilton of Kittery; a brother, Kenneth
Roberts and his wife Margaret of Rumford; and several nieces and nephews.
Frank A. Porter, 1914 - 1944 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
RUMFORD - The body of Pvt. Frank A. Porter, 30, killed in
Besides his parents, Pvt. Porter is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva Paltonawich of 105 Maple Street; four children, Atwood, 12, Ronald, 9, Lance, 8, Brenda, 6; four sisters, Mrs. Villa Learned, Andover, Mrs. Rita Damon, Norway; Mrs. Melissa Swan, Auburn; Miss Leatrice Porter, Andover; four brothers, Wilfred, Rumford; Clinton and Learned, Andover; Mark, Locke Mills; several nieces and nephews.
MILITARY SERVICES - For Pvt. Frank A. Porter who was killed in action
Dora (Robinson) Porter, Abt. 1869-1926 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 4, 1926)
The funeral services of Mrs. For a Porter, whose death occurred Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Austin [Rumford].
Mrs. Porter had been in ill health for two years and was confined to her bed for three weeks. She was tenderly cared for during her illness by her daughter and husband, Mrs. And Mrs. Austin.
Mrs. Porter was born in
Besides the above mentioned se
leaves six grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters, Mrs. Nancy Jordan,
Milan, N.H., Mrs. Wesley Robinson, Berlin, N.H., Mrs. Mabel Bartlett, Rhoda
Gross and William Robinson, Lockes Mills; Walter Robinson, Andover; Mrs. Emma
Smith, Charleston, Mass. Interment was in the family lot, Piper Cemetery, West
Frank C. Porter, 1876 - 1962 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
A lifelong resident of this community, he was born
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Mollissa Swan, Athol, Mass.; Mrs. Arvilla Robinson, Turner; Mrs. Rita Damon, Norway; Mrs. Leatrice Myshrall, Andover; four sons, Clinton and Leonard, both of Andover; Wilfred, Newport, N. H.; and Mark, Bryant Pond; 34 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren
Services at 2 P. M. Friday at Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rev.
Nathaniel Pearson officiating. Entombment at
Harold E. Porter, 1939 - 2002 (Obituary from the
Harold E. Porter, 63, of
He was the husband of Marie M. (Lapierre)
Porter. Born on
Mr. Porter was employed in the ordering department at National Lumber for five years. He had been employed at the Franklin Lumber Co.
Besides his wife and mother, he leaves three brothers, James Porter in Pennsylvania, Gerald Porter in Maine and Vernald Porter of Holliston; and four sisters, Barbara Witham of Rangeley, Maine, Ernestine Miller of South Portland, Maine, Edna Touchette of Holliston and Fay Stinchfield of Waterford, Maine, and five children, Christine Morin, Brenda Desper, Brian, and Andrew, all of Woonsocket, RI and Marc of Idaho.
The funeral service will be held
tomorrow at 8 p.m. in Kubaska Funeral Home,
H. Clinton Porter, 1912 - 1985 (Obituary from The Portland Press Herald, May 21, 1985)
H. Clinton Porter, 72, of
He moved to Limington in 1982 and
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, the former May Goodwin of Portland, four daughters, Barbara Witham of Stratton, Ernestine Miller of South Portland, Edna Touchette of Holliston, Mass., and Fay Stinchfield of Limington; four sons, James of Honey Brook, Pa., Harold of Woonsocket, R.I., Gerald of Bowdoinham and Vernald of Medway, Mass; four sisters, Arvilla Robinson of Turner, Melissa Swan of Lewiston, Reta Damon of South Paris and Leatrice Myshrall of Andover; one brother, Wilfred of New Hampshire; 35 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
At the request of Mr. Porter there
will be no funeral. Burial will be in
Leonard A. Porter, 1916 - 1976 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
He was born
Also surviving are a son, Robert A., and a daughter, Miss Joyce
Porter, both of
Lillian D. (Harding) Porter, 1893 - 1960 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Sheriff James Lassiter identified the woman as Mrs. Lillian D. Porter, 66 [widow of Frank C. Porter]. Lassiter said the fire, which started in a box of newspapers, apparently caused the woman to be overcome. She fell to the floor and her clothing was set afire, according to the Oxford County Sheriff.
Mrs. Porter was born
Surviving are her husband, Frank, of Andover; four sons, Clinton and Leonard of Andover, Mark of Bryant Pond and Wilfred of Newport, N. H.; four daughters, Mrs. Mellissa Swan of Athol, Mass., Mrs. Arvilla Robinson of Auburn, Mrs. Reta Damon of Norway and Mrs. Leatrice Myshrall of Andover; three brothers, Jack Harding of South Paris, Gerald Harding of Norway and William Harding of Fryeburg; three sisters, Mrs. Ledelia Boulette and Mrs. Hattie Farmington of Norway and Mrs. Rose Burnham; 33 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mark W. Porter, 1919 - 1985 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)
Mark. W. Porter of
Mr. Porter was born at
He is survived by four daughters, Ms. Carolee Roberts of Locke Mills, Mrs. Kathryn Francis of North Leeds, Ms. Monica Bach of Brown Mills, N.J., and Mrs. Becky Cobb of North Kingston, R.I.; two brothers, Wilfred Porter of New Hampshire and Clinton Porter of South Portland; four sisters, Mrs. Melissa Swan of Massachusetts, Ms. Arvilla Robinson of Turner, Mrs. Rita Damon of Norway and Mrs. Leatrice Myshrall of Andover, and six grandchildren. Mr. Porter was predeceased by two brothers, Leonard Porter and Edward Porter who was killed in action during World War II.
At the request of Mr. Porter, there
was no funeral or visiting hours.
HOLLISTON – May
Abbott (Goodwin) Porter, 89, of
She was the widow of H. Clinton Porter of Andover.
She was born July 19,
1913 in Rumford, the first of eight children of James Abbott and Edna May
(Blake) Goodwin. She graduated from
She married Clinton
Porter on Oct. 1, 1932 and lived in
She loved to garden,
crochet and to take summer trips to her daughter’s summer home in
She leaves seven children, Barbara Witham of Rangeley, Ernestine Miller of South Portland, James Porter of Coatesville, Pa., Gerald Porter of Denmark, Vernald Porter of Holliston, Mass., Edna Touchette of Holliston, and Fay Johnson of Waterford. She also leaves two sisters, Ruth Brennan of Holliston and Faye White of Hale; and one brother, Ray Peare of Millbury, Mass.; 38 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and some great-great grandchildren. She kept all of their pictures sitting on shelves where she could look at them while she crocheted.
She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years in May of 1985; and her son, Harold, in August of 2002.
Eleanor B. Potter, Abt. 1918 - 1994 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated source)
Potter, Eleanor B., 76, of
The funeral service will be
BREWER MEMORIAL FUNERAL
HOME, INC. & CREMATORY
Linwood C. Potter, Abt. 1911 –
2001 (Death Notice from the
Linwood C. Potter '41, July 19, 2001, in
Carroll W. Powell (1923 -2003) Obituary from the
He served in the US Army as a Technician 5th grade from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of the Robert Shand Post #1641 VFW and the Dixfield American Legion Post #100.
married in Rumford on
services will be held
Saturday at the
Powell, 1924-2009 (Obituary from the
DIXFIELD – Louise H. Powell, 84, died on January 9, 2009 at her residence in Dixfield.
She was born
include cousins, Mary Walton of Dixfield, Joanne Berry and husband, Wilbur of
Bloomfield, CO, Polly Johnston and husband Richard of Spanaway, WA; a niece,
Gail Simmons of
will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3
Franklin St, Rumford, ME 04276 with Rev. Lawrence Shaw officiating. Calling
hours after 10 a.m. Saturday prior to the funeral. Interment in the spring at
Edward J. Pratt, 1891 - 1967 (Obituary from the
RUMFORD - Edward J. Pratt, 75, died Monday
Besides his widow, the former Hazel
Akers, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ronald Grace,
Services 1 A.M., Thursday at the
Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Carl M. Kingsbury officiating. Entombment
Mary (Stevens) Pratt, 1832-1916 (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 1, 1916)
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth
Pratt died at
Mrs. Pratt is
survived by two sons and a daughter, George Pratt of
Sadie (Learned) Pratt, 1872-1906 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, June 14, 1906)
Mrs. Sadie Learned Pratt, wife of Edward Pratt, passed away July 6 . Mrs. Pratt had been ill for some days but hopes of her recovery were entertained until a very short time before the end.
Mrs. Pratt was the
oldest daughter of Simon Learned and Louise Morse. She was born June 12, 1872
Mrs. Pratt was a devoted wife and mother. She leaves a husband, son, daughter, four brothers, three sisters and a father and mother upon whom the blow falls heavily.
She was a member of
the Ellis Glen Assembly, who attended the obsequies in a body. Funeral services
were from the Congregational Church, conducted by Rev. Mr. Quinby, pastor of
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