Andover Obituaries Beginning with "U, V & W"

U, V & W

Mary A. (Dolloff) Vaughn, 1919-2004  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, December 10, 2004)


   LEWISTON - Mary Abigail Vaughn, 85, of Auburn Road, Peru, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, with her family at her side.

   She was born in Rumford Center Jan. 2, 1919, a daughter of George G. and Fannie W. Colcord Dolloff.

  She attended grammar school in Rumford Center, and was a graduate of Stephens High School in 1937.

   She married Alvin D. Vaughn on Sept. 22, 1939, in Canton.

   She was the Star Route Mail Carrier from Rumford to Andover for many years.

   She was a member of the Rumford Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

  She is survived by two sons, Ronello A. Vaughn and his wife, Sandra, of Newport News, Va., and Gary W. Vaughn and his wife, Jean, of Waterville; a daughter, Nancy L. Vaughn of Peru; a sister-in-law, Mariette Dolloff of South Rumford; eight grandchildren, Donna, Debra, Ricarda, Alan, Shadrach, Melody, Jamin and Tamazin; nine great-grandchildren; and two great -great-grandchildren.

   She was predeceased by a son, Allan Vaughn, in 1955; four sisters, Suzanna Farrah, Marguerite Perry, Katherine Robinson, and Elsie Oldham; and six brothers, Edmond, Eldon, Oscar, Josiah, Chester, and Ronello.

Ruby (Cutting) Verrill, 1885 – 1968 (Obituary from an unidentified newspaper)

   FREEPORT – Mrs. Ruby C. Verrill, 83, died Tuesday in a Brunswick hospital following a long illness. She was the widow of Herbert N. Verrill.

   She was born at Andover Oct. 9, 1885, daughter of Homer and Alice Flagler Cutting.

    She attended school in Andover ant resided in Massachusetts many years, coming here in 1935. She had been a practical nurse.

   Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carlton (Ruby) Adams, Sr. of Freeport and Mrs. Malcolm (Marjorie) Cushing of Woolwich; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Myrtle McPherson of Freeport and Mrs. Cecile Clark of Ashby, Mass.

   Funeral services will be held at the Lindquist Funeral Home, 123 Main St. here at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. A. D. Hannaford will officiate and interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, in the spring.

Armand A. Violette, 1917-2001 (Obituary from the Norway Advertiser Democrat, November 29, 2001)

   RUMFORD - Mr. Armand A. Violette, 84, of South Rumford Road, Rumford, died Friday, November 23, 2001 at the Victorian Villa Rehabilitation and Living Center in Canton. Born in Rumford on March 25, 1917, he was the son of John and Delmina (Dugas Pelletier) Violette.

   After graduation in 1937 from Stephens High School, he went on to attend art school in Springfield, MA. He later took correspondence courses in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University. In 1940 he married Gaetane Benny at St. Melanie's Catholic Church in Joliette, Quebec, Canada. During World War II, he served with the 24th Artillery Division for four years, stationed first in Fort Banks, MA, as a meteorologist, then at Fort Hood, TX, as an artist/designer for patches on army uniforms. He later served overseas in the South Pacific where he was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism. He also earned the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon for good conduct and a sharpshooter medal. After contracting malaria, he was flown to a rest camp until the war ended and he was discharged in 1947.

   Mr. Violette was a multi-talented artist, inventor and tinkerer who served the community in a wide variety of endeavors. He worked in a funeral home under the G.I. Bill for five years. He later became an employee of the National Weather Bureau, taking weather observations three times a day, reporting them to the headquarters in Portland, and entering them in his own records. For this labor of love, the U.S. Department of Commerce recently granted him a 40-Year Service Award honoring his devotion and his unfailing accuracy. In the fall of 1961, he played a unique role in the raising of the big dome at the Bell System's satellite station in Andover. His knowledge of Maine weather contributed to the successful inflation of the enormous dome when wind became a critical factor. This earned him recognition in the AT & T Magazine "Long Lines."

   Mr. Violette earned distinction as a commercial artist in Rumford and the surrounding area. He was well known for his design work on letterheads, signs, and drawings, including sketches for balsam pillows sold at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid. He also used his talent to create oil portraits of prominent people of the region. In his spare time, he researched the genealogy of the Violette family, wrote humorous stories of "Old Lonzo" for the Rumford Falls Times, and has written an unpublished history of flooding along the Androscoggin River. He was quick with a joke or story to everyone's delight. He was director of the Oxford County Bureau of Census in 1960 and 1970. He also served as an officer of the High Court every spring for many years. A member of the National Audubon Society for years, his fascination with birds encouraged him to devote his backyard to a bird sanctuary complete with a spring water pool, birdbaths among the numerous fir trees, and feeders that he filled year-round.

   His hunger for books never seemed to be satisfied and he collected a sizable library as proof of his obsession with reading. He was most interested in books about history and nature. Mr. Violette is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gaetane, of Rumford.

   He is also survived by three sons and their wives, John and Jean (Brown) Violette of Granby, CT; Michael and Rhonda (Drapeau) Violette of Rumford; and James and Martha (Kowalzyk) Violette of Mexico; one daughter, Rochelle, and her husband, Rick Sprague of Trenton; 11 granddaughters, Melissa, Jennifer, Tricia, Cecilia, Michele, Alaina, Lisa, Amber, Melanie, Noelle and Ashlee; four grandsons, Scott, Keith, Aaron and Ben; and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by nine half-brothers and four half-sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life was held at St. Athanasius-St John Catholic Church in Rumford on Monday, Nov. 26. Interment was in St. John Cemetery, Rumford. Contributions in Mr. Violette's name may be made to Androscoggin Home Health Care, P.O. Box M, Rumford, Me. 04276.

Illian (Small) Virgin, 1895-1968  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, January 4, 1968)

  Mrs. Illian C. Virgin, widow of Carl Virgin, died in Laurance Memorial Hospital, New London, Conn. On December 23 [1967].

  Mrs. Virgin had been living with her sister, Mrs. Pauline Heath, in Uncasville, Conn., for the past eight months.

  Born in Andover on June 3, 1895, Mrs. Virgin was the daughter of Perley and Cora Learned Small. She had been a resident of River Road, Mexico for many years and was the operator of Illy’s Beauty Shop until her retirement.

  Mrs. Virgin was a 40 year member of Purity Rebekah Lodge No. 56; a Past Chief of Oozalluc Temple No. 88, Pythian Sisiters. She had been a member of the discontinued Glen Ellis Temple, PS, Andover, before joining Oozalluc Temple, in Mexico, in 1954.

  Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Pauline Heath of Uncasville, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 27, at 2 p.m. at Meader and Son Funeral Home here with Rev. David Huels, officiating.

  Entombment was in Sunnyside Tomb, Rumford, for burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, in the spring.

  Pall bearers were Louis Hall, Keith Hall, Herschel Hall, Stephen Hall, William Conley and Eugene Bradbury, Jr.

Irene A. (Abbott) Walker,  1897 - 19D86  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  LOVELL - Irene A. Walker, 88, a 60-year resident and former town clerk of Lovell, died Saturday [March 2, 1986] at a Bridgton hospital.

  She was born in South Andover, [Aug. 2, 1897] the daughter of  James and Esther Akers Abbott, and went to local schools, graduating from Andover High School. She graduated from the former Gorham Normal School.

  Her husband, Percy A. Walker, died in 1942.

  She taught schools in North Andover, Sweden and Lovell.

  She was town Clerk in Lovell for 27 years.

  Mrs. Walker was a member of the Eastern Star in Bridgton and was a past matron of the OES at Lovell. She was a member of the Lovell United Church of Christ, past president of the Lovell Library Club and was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary.

  Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis W. Chandler; two sons, Paul and William Walker, all of Lovell; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Church of Christ, Center Lovell. The Reverends Donald Morrison and Neil Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Number Four Cemetery in the spring.

Percy A. Walker, ?? – 1942 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

   Word has been received of the death of Percy A. Walker, Lovell. Mrs. Walker was the former Irene Abbott, Andover, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Holton Abbott. Mr. walker was active in town affairs of Lovell, a member of the masons. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, two sons, and a brother, Lester W. Walker, Lovell.

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

  John H. Warren, East Rumford, died at the Community Hospital Friday morning, February 25 [1944] where he was taken the night before.

  Mr. Warren, the son of Benjamin and Anna Warren, was born at Prince Edward Island, May 5, 1882. He came to town many years ago and drove the Andover-Rumford stage before becoming a salesman for the C. E. Britton Co., a position he held for 20 years. Mr. Warren had been in poor health for some time.

  Besides his wife, Evaline Abbott Warren, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charles Cutting, Richmond, Va., and Mrs. Hylan Reed, Andover; four grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Gordon Wetherall, Mrs. Underhill Couglin, Mrs. Jack Adams, and Mrs. William Mathews, Prince Edward Island, three brothers, Abb M. Warren, Labrador; Joseph Warren, Alberta, and Edward Warren, Newry.

  Funeral services were held from the late home at East Rumford, Rev. William Penner, officiating, at 2 p, m. Sunday.

  The body was placed in Sunnyside tomb until spring. Burial will be at East Rumford Cemetery. Pall bearers were: honorary, Alfred Sparks, C. E. Britton, John MacGregor, David Livingstone; acting, Warren Abbott, Russell Wentzell, Everett Thurston, Roy Stearns.

  Friends and relatives attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Warren, Mrs. Grace Hulbert, Newry; Mrs. Ethel McArthur and Mrs. Carl Thurston, Topsfield, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cutting, Richmond, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. David Livingstone, Berlin, N. H.; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney MacGregor, Augusta; Mr. and Mrs. Hylan Reed, Andover; Wilder Kimball, Wilder Kimball, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Henry French, Anna Farnham, Rumford Center.

Constance B. (Thomas) Wass 1913 - 2003 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, January 16, 2003)


  Constance Burgess (Thomas) Wass, 89, formerly of Newington and Simsbury, Conn., died on Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at The Avon Health Center in Avon, Conn.


  She was born on March 26, 1913, in Andover to Harry Merrill Thomas and Marjorie (Burgess) Thomas. She attended Andover High School, Farmington Normal School, and received a BA in Special Education from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1970.


     She taught school for many years, including special education in Berlin, Conn., for 18 years retiring in 1979.


  She was a member of the Connecticut Education Association and the First Congregational Church in Simsbury. She loved music, sewing, and handcrafts, and spent many happy times traveling with her friends.


   She is survived by her two sons, Stanley and his wife Susan of Milo, and Donald and his wife Patricia of Winsted, Conn. She also leaves two grandchildren, Jennifer Wass of Breckenridge, Colo., and Adam Wass of Camden. She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Adelaide Thomas in 1925.

   According to her wishes, a graveside memorial service will be held this summer in Andover. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 25 Elm Street, Andover, ME 04216.

Lillian (Remington) Webster, 1890 - 1965 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Lillian Webster, 75, died Monday [March 22, 1965] at a Rumford hospital.

  She was born in Concord, N.H., Feb. 18, 1890, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Remington.

  Mrs. Webster was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rumford.

  Surviving are her husband, Ezra; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bashner of Boston, Mrs. Gladys Stewart of Southbridge, Mass. and Mrs. Rachel Fahey of Worcester, Mass.; and two brothers, Ralph Remington of York Beach and Henry Remington of Portland.

  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Rumford, Dr. Arthur C. Vincent, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery later in the spring.

Joan M. (Beauregard) Weinburg, 1932-2003 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, April 2, 2003)

   ANDOVER - Joan. M. Weinburg, 71, entered into eternal rest on March 25, 2003 in Elk Grove, CA, surrounded by her devoted daughter and son-in-law. Joan was born in Rockland, MA on Jan. 18, 1932 to Grace and Fletcher Beauregard. She lived her early years in Rockland and her adult life in the Lynn-Peabody area of Massachusetts.

  Her great love of Maine led her and her husband to South Arm Road in Andover, ME in 1986. Her beloved husband, Archie S. Weinburg, passed away in Andover in 1987.

   Joan was known to share her life with many special pets. She was also fondly known as the "old lady in the little red house with the big St. Bernard." She was not known for living in the little red house or for having a big dog. She was known because her big dog, "Sarge" used to take his naps in the middle of the road. Sarge lived to be 17 years old and was a great source of comfort and joy for Joan.

   Other sources of joy for her were her six children and 10 grandchildren, her love for bingo, watching The Price is Right and reading. She is known for being the first one in the car when someone mentions camping.

   She will always be remembered for her positive outlook on life and her dedication to the geriatric population. Joan worked as a CNA for 55 years and still worked at that profession at the age of 70. She thought it was funny that her patients were younger than she was.

   She retired on Dec. 11, 2002 when she was diagnosed as having terminal cancer. Joan will always hold a special place in the hearts of all the lives she touched.

   She is survived by her six children, Debbie Donovan and her husband George Combs of Elk Grove, CA, Rick Donovan and his wife, Maureen of South Paris, ME; Janice O’Connell and her fiancée, Joe Martin, of Lynn, MA, Joanne Mello and her husband, Jimmy of Lynn, MA; Rocky Castellano and his lifelong companion, Betty Gould of Pittsfield, NH, Brenda Castellano and her lifelong companion, Bill McDougall of Mexico, ME; her 10 grandchildren, Gina, Phillip C, Philip G, Nicole, Jade, Brian, Rhana, Michael, Elizabeth and Colbie-Lyn.

Madeleine (Abbott) Wentzell, 1902 - 1995  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  LEWISTON - Madeleine A. Wentzell, formerly of Andover died Monday [March 27, 1995] at Russell Park Manor where she had been a resident for several years.

  She was born December 2, 1902, daughter of Charles H. and Lucy Kimball Abbott of Rumford. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell, who died in 1962.

  Mrs. Wentzell attended Smith College and then became a registered nurse, graduating from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Waterville. She was one of the first nurse anesthetists in the United States and practiced as a registered nurse for several years. In later years she and her husband operated a farm in Andover.

  She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Russell L. Wentzell, 1893 - 1962  (From the Lewiston Sun, August 6, 1962)

Crash Claims Two Lives When Tractor Goes Out Of Control at Andover

  ANDOVER - An Andover farmer and a 7-year-old Cambridge, Mass., lass, were killed instantly as a result of a tractor accident Saturday [August 4, 1962] at 4 p.m.

  According to the medical examiner, Norman M. Jackson, Rumford, Russell L. Wentzell, 68, and Myra E. Chaisson were killed instantly when the vehicle crashed into a tree. Cause of death was due to severe internal injuries in both cases, Jackson stated.

  The young girl was operating a farm tractor which was drawing a two-wheeled trailer loaded with pulp when the mishap occurred, according to State Trooper Anson Doughty, Hanover, the investigating officer. Wentzell was standing on a draw-bar behind the child. Occupants in the trailer were Phillip F. Howard, 17, Andover, a summer employee at the Wentzell farm, who sustained a minor hand injury when he was thrown from the trailer, and David Chaisson Jr., 6, brother of the dead girl. The young lad received no apparent injuries, officials said.

Lass Loses Control
  The mishap, the police said, occurred as the group was coming out of the woods. The youngster was unsuccessful when she apparently depressed the clutch to shift into a lower gear when the vehicle reached the top of a grade. The machine went down the grade out of control, reports said, when Wentzell attempted to regain control by trying to get beside the child to hold the wheel. The elderly farmer was apparently thrown off balance as the tractor left the woods road.

Victims Crushed

  As the vehicle left the road, a large left rear wheel passed to the left of a tree and the pair was thrown off the vehicle between the axle and the tree, according to officials.

  The children of Mr. and Mrs. David Chaisson, 226 Massachusetts Ave., the youngsters had been vacationing in Maine, and were visiting at the Wentzell farm.

  Wentzell was born in Maplewood, N.S., Oct. 9, 1893, the son of Clark and Louise Dorey Wentzell. A resident of this community 53 years, he was engaged in lumbering and farming. He was a member of the Andover Cabot Lodge, K of P, and at the time of his death was master of Lone Mountain Grange.

  He is survived by his widow, Madeleine Abbott Wentzell; a sister, Mrs. Francis Jodrey, Barrs Corner, N. S.; and a brother, Lyle, Bridgewater, N. S.

Another report states:
  ANDOVER - Services for Miss Myra Chaisson and Russell L. Wentzell were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday [August 7, 1962], at the Andover Congregational Church with Rev. Nathaniel Pearson officiating and Mr. Larson Hiltz, organist. Services were also conducted by the Andover Cabot Lodge and the Knights of Pythias. Lone Mountain Grange, of which Mr. Wentzell was Master, attended.

  The Wentzell burial was in the East Rumford Cemetery, Rumford. Committal services were conducted by Rev. Nathaniel Pearson. Bearers were Peter MacGregor, Charles Abbott, Roland Wentzell and George Meisner.

Asa West, 1830-1909 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, February 6, 1909)


   Asa West, who died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Jean Tapley of Ridlonville on Sunday last [January 31, 1909] with pneumonia, aged 79, lived in Andover many years and will be missed by a large number of relatives and friends.


  Mr. West was twice married and leaves a son [Scott] and daughter, also an aged brother, Jonathan West of Upton, and an aged sister, Mrs. Abel Marston of this place. Funeral services were held at the Universalist Church Thursday afternoon.

Clara (Manzer) West, 1914 - 1990  (Obituary from man unidentified and undated newspaper)

GRAY - Clara M. West, 76, of 25 Yarmouth Road, Gray, died Sunday [April ?, 1990] at her residence.

She was born in Andover on April 3, 1914, the daughter of Leroy and Melvina LaMonthe Manzer. She Graduated from Andover High School and attended nursing school.

She is survived by one son, John West of Gray; two daughters, Linda True of Gray and Ruth Sidelinger of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rick A. Weston, 1956-2006  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, October 28, 2006)

   GREENE - Rick A. Weston, 49, of Greene passed away suddenly in his home on Thursday, Oct. 26, where he has resided for almost 20 years.

   He was born on Dec. 3, 1956, in Niskayuna, N.Y., the son of Robert Weston and Nellie Adams.

   He was a graduate of Edward Little High School of Auburn, where he was a star football player. He was also a star basketball player for the U.S. Navy while he was overseas.

   He later went on to be a master pipefitter for 20 years, and then went on to own his own home repair business.

   He was a mentor to many and loved to share his talents and his wisdom with all who wanted to learn. He was a man of pride and honor and was faithful to all he loved.

   He enjoyed working with his hands, reading, watching old western movies, watching the Patriots and camping at Devil's Den in Andover.

   His spirit is survived by his son, Ryan Weston; daughter, Serena Weston; granddaughter, Marissa Weston; his fiancée, Lisa Desmond; and his two sisters, Wanda and Rena.

   He will be greatly missed by all who loved him and knew him.

 Chesley W. White, 1904 - 1982  (Obituary from the Lewiston Daily Sun)

  EAST ANDOVER - Mr. Chesley W. White, 77, died Sept. 15, 1982 at his residence in East Andover where he had lived since 1928.

  He was born Dec. 18, 1904, at Noel Road, Nova Scotia, Canada. He had attended the South Andover Calvary Congregational Church. He had attended schools in Nova Scotia.

  For many years he had worked for R.J. Swain in East Andover. From 1961 until he retired in 1980 he had been employed at COMSAT Satellite Station in Andover as a security guard. He was married in Andover May 21, 1928 to Edna Spares who survives of East Andover.

  Other survivors include two sons, Ronald W., East Andover Russell L. of Ashland, Va.; 11 grand children and four great grandchildren.

East Andover Man Dies in Fire


            Sun Staff Writer

  EAST ANDOVER - Officials are investigating the cause of a garage fire in which an elderly man perished here late Wednesday morning.

  Pronounced dead at the scene was Chesley White, 77. According to Andover Fire Chief Roger Mills Jr., White's body was found in the "fully involved" garage when firefighters arrived.

  Although the origin has not been determined, the chief termed the blaze "accidental," noting that the building lacked electrical power and stoves. White had apparently been home alone when the fire broke out.

  A passing truck driver spotted the burning garage, located about 50 feet from Mr. and Mrs.  White's home, and reported it to the nearest neighbor who in turn placed the 11:15 a.m. call.

  The Andover Volunteer Fire Department responded with Engines 2 and 3 and about 15 men, assisted by a few firefighters from neighboring towns. They were able to quell the blaze with a small amount of water from the tank trucks, reported Chief Mills.

  "It was fully involved when we got there. We managed to put the fire out quickly, but the building is pretty well gone, "he noted.

  Mills indicated that an autopsy will be performed on the victim's body Thursday in Augusta. He will be assisted in his Investigation of the fatal fire by Trooper David L. Lombard of the Maine State Police Arson Squad; Joseph Levasseur of the State Fire Marshal's Office; and Oxford County Deputy Sgt. Michael Foreman.

  Property loss, which was covered by insurance, was estimated at $2,500.

Edna E. (Spares) White, (1911 – 2006) (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, April 5, 2006)


EAST ANDOVER - Edna E. White, 95, died on April 3, 2006 at the Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris. She was a resident of East Andover.

     Born in Barney Brook, Nova Scotia, Canada, she was a daughter of Ernest and Eva (Woodworth) Spares. She attended schools in Andover.

     She was a member of the Calvary Bible Church where she was very active. She enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing and flower gardening.

     She was married in Andover on May 21, 1928 to the late Chesley W. White, who died in East Andover on September 15, 1982.

     Survivors include two sons, Ronald White of East Andover, and Russell White and his wife, Viola of Ashland, VA; a sister, Elsie Arsenault of Tewksbury, MA; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

     She was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Parkman; a grandson, Matthew White; and a sister, Etta Spares.

     The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Calvary Bible Church in South Andover. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover. Friends are invited to call at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Those who desire may contribute to the Calvary Bible Church, 1063 South Main St., Andover, ME 04216 in her memory. Online condolences and shared memories may be expressed at


Ernest M. White, Sr., 1923 – 2004 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 8, 2004)


  RUMFORD - Ernest M. White, Sr., 80, died on Dec. 1, 2004 at the Rumford Hospital. A resident of the area all his life, he resided on Oxford Avenue in Rumford.


  He was born in East Andover on Dec. 29, 1923, a son of Isaac and Anna (Mae) White. He had attended Andover schools.


  During WWII, he served with the US Army as a Tec 5, Co. C., 166th Engineer Combat Battalion overseas including Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe and had received the Bronze Star Medal.


   Ernest worked as a lumberman and lumber truck driver most of his life for Frances Scott & David Enman Lumber Operations until retirement in the mid 1970's.


   He was formerly a member of the Dixfield American Legion Post and the Robert Shand Post 1641, VFW in Rumford.


    He was married to Gladys Mae Williams in 1946, who died in 1959. He was then married in Dixfield on May 23, 1981 to the former June Dailey, who died in Lewiston on Nov. 11, 1998.


Survivors include two daughters, Joanne Palmer of Andover, and Bonnie Jean Merchant of Rumford; five sons, Ernest White, Jr. wife, Mattie of Rumford, Paul White and wife, Miriam of Orrington, Fred White, Sr. of Rumford, Chester White and wife, Ruth of Dixfield, Gregory White of Newport, NH, and Richard White of Gorham; two brothers, Claude White and his wife, Dolly of Norway and Frank White and wife, Mariann of East Hartford, CT; seven sisters, Emma Giroux of Rumford, Arline Dewar of Mexico, Juliette Salatino and husband. Rocky of Rumford, Evelyn Leclerc and husband, David of Rumford, Alice Gagne of East Hartford, CT, Roberta Touchette of Mexico, and Grace Jamison and husband, Charles of Rumford; 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

   He was predeceased by two sons, Austin and Thomas; and four brothers, Chester, Lawrence, Richard and Robert.

Eva Mae (Woodworth) White, 1892 - 1953  (Obituary from an un identified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Eva Mae White, 61, wife of Lloyd White, Main St., Andover, died Tuesday [December 1, 1953] at Elsie’s Nursing Home, Rumford, where she had been a patient 10 weeks..

  She was born Oct. 26, 1892, in Nova Scotia, daughter of John and Jessie Isenor Woodworth. A member of the Congregational church, she had lived at Andover many years.

  Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Chesley White, East Andover, and Mrs. William Gath, Willimantic, Mass.; four sisters, Mrs. B. B. Hartford, Bridgton, and Mrs. Frank Matthews, Mrs. Milton Steadman, and Mrs. Hattie Keddy, all of Nova Scotia; nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

  Funeral at 2 P.M. Thursday Dec. 3, at the Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Thomas DeWolfe officiating. Burial in the Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.

Gladys (Williams) White 1928 -1959  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, September 12, 1959)

   Mrs. Gladys White, 31, wife of Norman White, died Tuesday, September 8 [1959] at the Rumford Community Hospital where she had been a patient for three and half months.

   She was born August 25, 1928, at Great Pond, the daughter of Rodney and Rita Williams. She had been a resident of this community for eight years and was a member of St. Anthanasius Church.

   Surviving besides her husband are her father, of Bangor, and mother, Mrs. Rita St. Pierre of Bangor; seven sons, Ernest Jr., Austin, Fred, Paul, Chester, Thomas, and Gregory, all of Rumford; a daughter, Miss Bonnie Jean, of Rumford, a brother, George Williams, Rumford, a sister, Mrs. Arlene Belk, Charlotte, N.C.

   Funeral services were held from St. Anthanasius Church Friday, September 11 [1959] at 9 am, with Rev. Robert E. Lee officiating at the High Mass of Requiem.

   Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Lee officiating at the committal services. Bearers were Norman White, Laurance White, Claude White, and Arthur MacDougall.

Hattie J. White, 1884-1929 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, April 26, 1929)

   Mrs. Melvin White of East Andover, died Monday, April 16 [1929] at the C.M.G. Hospital, Lewiston, following an operation. Surviving are her husband, three sons, two daughters, four grandchildren and other relatives in East Andover and Nova Scotia. The funeral services were held at the late home, Thursday afternoon, April 18 at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Gardner Wills of Rumford Center officiated and there was singing by the neighbors.

Helen M. (Worster) White  1916-2004  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, January 19, 2004)

   LEWISTON - Helen Mae White, 87, of Carthage, died early Friday evening, Jan. 16, at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

   She was born July 24, 1916, in Anson, a daughter of Benjamin and Ida Mae (Beene) Worster. She attended schools in Madison, Dead River and Andover as her father worked in the woods and the family moved to where he was lumbering.

   On Mar. 18, 1934, she married Elijah White and they made their home in Carthage.

   Mrs. White worked for a short time at Stowell-McGregor in Dixfield but her passion in life was being a homemaker to her husband and children.

   She was a mother and grandmother to many people in the area extending beyond her own family. She was an avid bingo player, travelling all over the state seeking places to play. Her husband, sons, and grandsons have always been involved in stock car racing and she loved to see them race at Oxford Plains Speedway. She belonged to the Mother's Club in Carthage and the Historical Society.

   She is survived by: her husband of nearly 70 years; three sons, Elijah Jr. and his wife, Beverly, of Dixfield, Wayne and his wife, Emmy, of Carthage, and Ronald of Carthage; four daughters, Marie Conant of Augusta, Gloria Ellis and her husband, Ronald Sr. of Carthage, Meredith Robbins and her husband, Randy, of Dixfield, and Doreen Smith and her husband, Dean, of Collegedale, Tenn.; a brother, Edgar Worster of Easton, Mass.; 27 grandchildren, many great and great-great grandchildren.

   She was predeceased by a brother Everett Worster and two sisters Geneva Keene and Marguerite O'Sullivan.

I. Fulton White, 1904 - 1985 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - I. Fulton White, 80, died Thursday [no date given, but year was 1985] at his residence on the Swain Road where he had been living with his daughter, Mrs. Emma Giroux.

  Formerly of Mexico and East Andover for many years, he was born March 9, 1904 at Noel Road, Hands [Hants?] County, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was the son of Melvin and Hattie Isenore White and attended schools in Nova Scotia and Byron, Maine. He was employed, for many years, at the East Andover and Swain’s mills. Later, he was employed for over 25 years as a yard foreman in the wood yard at the Oxford Paper Company. He retired from there in 1969.  On Aug. 17, 1922, he married Anna May in Rumford. She died in Lewiston on May 28, 1983. Mr. White was a member of the Oxford Bear Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Hanover.

  Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Emma Giroux, Mrs. Evelyn Glover, Mrs. Juliette Salatino, and Mrs. Grace Jamison, all of Rumford, Mrs. Alice Gagne of East Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Arline Dewar and Mrs. Roberta Touchette, both of Mexico; four sons, Ernest M. of Peru, Claude of Dixfield, Frank A. of East Hartford, Conn., and Robert M. of Mexico; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hines of Rumford and Mrs. Charlotte Sennett of East Andover; three brothers, Aubrey of Horseshoe Valley, Roxbury, Lester of East Andover, and Norman of Andover; 66 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Lester 0. White, 1911 - 2005 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, September 7, 2005)


 RUMFORD - Lester 0. White, 94, of East Andover died on Sept. 2, 2005  at the Rumford Hospital.


    Lester was born in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Canada on August 26, 1911, a son of Melvin and Hattie (Isnor) White.


    He was an old time woodsman from the days of the horse, river drives and hand-made bucksaw frames. He made his own frames and ax handles, a practice he continued into his eighties, selling to eager buyers and making gifts for his family.


    He was very proud of his ability during the Depression to saw six cord of birch a day at 25 cents a cord. He spent time cooking in the logging camps and his logging stories are well known by his friends and relatives.


    A former lumberjack, he also worked in saw mills and dowel mills before he settled into 20-plus years at the Oxford Paper Mill in Rumford, retiring from the cutters.      


    He was a fisherman all his life. He used an old Bristol telescope pole and fished where others wouldn't go. He would go until dark many nights and

 didn't give it up until he began to get lost and had to be rescued by friends and family.


    Fried clams were his favorite food. He claimed that "Edward's in Lewiston served the best clams and the biggest helping for a fair price." He said that battered clams were best, but he would eat "crunchy clams" if he had to.


    Lester was a great harmonica player who knew and played all the old "fiddle tunes" from his Canadian roots. He was a stickler for playing it right and keeping the beat with his feet. Some of his recorded music is in the Maine Archives. He could also step dance to the fiddle when the opportunity presented itself.


    He was married March 28, 1936 to the former Margaret Jean Simmons, who survives of East Andover.


    Other survivors include two sons, David White and wife, Betsey of Andover, and Daniel White of Winthrop; four daughters, Norma and husband, Freeman Farrington of East Andover, Donna and husband, Steve Hall of Conyers, Georgia, Wanita and husband, Greg Offhaus of Fayetteville, NC, Marilyn and husband, Wayne Morton of East Andover; 16 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.


      He was predeceased by three brothers, Fulton, Aubrey and Norman; and two sisters, Minnie and Charlotte.




Margaret J. White, 1920 -2009 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun Journal, January 11, 2009






RUMFORD - Margaret Jean Simmons White, 88, of East Andover died Friday, Jan. 9, at Rumford Hospital.

She was born in Portland on June 17, 1920, a daughter of William and Jessie (Enman) Simmons Sr. She attended schools in Michigan and Maine.

Margaret was a member of the Calvary Bible Church in Andover.

She was married March 28, 1936, to the late Lester O. White, who died in Rumford on Sept. 2, 2005.

Survivors include sons, David White and wife, Betsey, of Andover and Daniel White of Winthrop; daughters, Norma Farrington and husband, Freeman, of East Andover, Donna Hall and husband, Steve, of Conyers, GA., Wanita Offhaus and husband, Greg, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Marilyn Morton and husband, Wayne, of East Andover; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.


Matthew S. White, 1970 -  1988  (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun)

  EAST ANDOVER - Matthew S. White, 17, of Phoenix, Ariz. and East Andover, died unexpectedly Thursday [March 31, 1988] in Phoenix, Ariz.

  He was born at Rumford May 12, 1970, the son of Ronald and Marilyn Gammon White. For the past year and a half he had resided in Phoenix, Ariz. While in Maine, Mr. White attended Telstar Regional High School. He skied with the Bill Koch League associated with the Pineland Ski Club in Andover and had played for the baseball clubs of Andover. While in Arizona he attended Paradise High School. He was also a lead guitarist for a new group in Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. White had been employed as a cement finisher in construction for the A. Deal Beck Concrete Co. located in Arizona.

  Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald White of East Andover; three brothers, Kenneth of Bath, Larry and Chesley, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Brian (Beverly) Bailey of Andover and Mrs. Kenneth (Paula) Barber of Mableton, Ga.; maternal grandfather Ira Gammon Sr. of East Andover; paternal grandmother Mrs. Edna White of East Andover.


  PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - A Phoenix man has been ordered held without bail on a first degree murder charge in the shooting last Thursday of a teen-ager who was originally from Maine.

  A Maricopa County Jail Supervisor said Sunday that Michael Lavin, 25, was being held for a hearing Thursday in Phoenix Justice Court.

  Authorities said the victim, Matthew Stephen White, lived in Arizona for a year and a half. They said there was a bizarre twist in the case - Neither White nor Lavin originally was involved in the lover’s triangle which ended in the slaying.

  Police spokesman Andy Hill said a friend, whom Hill declined to identify, asked White to go with him to the Candy Store Show Lounge in North Phoenix to confront the current boyfriend of a topless dancer White’s friend had been dating.

  When a limousine arrived early Thursday, the friend asked White to follow it in White’s pickup truck, Hill said. After the two had followed the limousine for about a mile, it stopped in front of Lavin’s house.

“It must have been fairly apparent to the limousine driver that they were being followed,” Hill said.

He said a man got out of the luxury vehicle, walked back to the driver’s side of the pickup and, after a short argument, shot White in the face. White’s friend fled and called police, who arrested Lavin back at the topless lounge, Hill said.

Melvin A. White, 1882 – 1965  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, June 24, 1965)

    Melvin A. White, of Andover, died unexpectedly while visiting his brother, James White, at Noel Road, Nova Scotia. He was 82.

   Mr. White was born July 26, 1882, at Noel Road, Nova Scotia, the son of Isaac and Emma Singer White. He married the former Hattie Isner.

   Surviving are daughters Mrs. James Sennett and Mrs. James Hines, East Andover; sons Fulton White, Hale; Aubrey White of Canton; Lester White of East Andover; and Norman White of Andover; 29 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great, great grandchildren; sisters Mrs. Maggie Hill, Mrs. Samuel Lake, Mrs. Harold Blinkhorn and Mrs. Ibbie Harvey, all of Nova Scotia; brothers, James White, Nova Scotia, and Samuel White, Rumford Point and Lloyd White of East Andover.

   Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. Sunday, June 20, from the Meader and Son Funeral Home. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Pall bearers were grandsons Ernest White, James Sennett, Jr., David White, Daniel White, Bradley Hines and Owen White.

Norman H. White, 1920 - 1998  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

 RUMFORD -- Norman H. White, 77, died Saturday, August 29, 1998 at the Rumford Community Hospital. He was a resident of Elderwood Manor Apartments in Andover and was a lifelong resident of the area.

  He was born in Andover, Maine on October 16, 1920, the son of Melvin and Hattie (Isner) White and had attended schools in Roxbury and Andover, Maine.

  Mr. White was an auto mechanic for many years for the Taylor-Buick Garage in Rumford and retired in the mid 60's due to ill health. He was a communicant of St. Theresa Church in Mexico and a member of Oxford Bear Lodge #54, K. of P. and a former member of Robert Shand V.F.W. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and especially loved his family and grandchildren.

  He was married in Mexico, Maine, December 28, 1941 to the former Juliette Parent who survives of Andover. Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Norma Plantier of Mt. Airy, MD, Mrs. Juliette Slack of Lafayette, NJ, and Mrs. Wayne (Sandra) Delano of East Andover; nine grandchildren, Troy Plantier and his wife Wanda of Blissfield, MI, Lynne Vu and husband Quang of Frederick, MD, Michael Plantier of Mt. Airy, MD, Denise Slack of Jacksonville, FL, Robert M. Slack of Lafayette, NJ, Thomas Slack of Newton, NJ, Vincent Slack and wife Lisa of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Kimberly Delano of East Andover, Kristen Garbarini and husband Daniel of East Andover; five great-grandchildren, Justin and Hannah Plantier of Blissfield, MI, Dylan Slack of Lafayette, NJ, Keagan and Cooper Easter of East Andover; a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Sennett of North Rumford; a brother, Lester White and wife Jean of East Andover, ME. He was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Minnie Hines and two brothers, Fulton and Aubrey White.

  Those who desire, please contribute to the Andover Rescue, Andover, ME 04216 or to the Alzheimer's Unit at Rumford Community Home, PO Box 430, Rumford ME 04276 in his memory.

  Arrangements are in the care of Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford.

Avis M. (Welch) Whiting, 1884 - 1958 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   Strong - Mrs. Avis M. Whiting died Thursday afternoon [Nov. 27, 1958] at the Franklin Memorial Hospital where she bad been a patient for 10 days.

   Born at Andover, Sept. 2, 1884, she was the daughter of Frank and Ethel Marston Welch. She was a graduate of Strong high school. Her husband, Manley Whiting, died in 1952.

   She was a member of the Methodist Church, a charter member of Oppalunski Chapter, 0ES, which she held a life membership and acted as secretary for 25 years, a member of Cleopatra Temple, PS, a member of the WSCS and of the Strong Gift Club.

   Surviving are two sons, Shirley of Forrestville, Conn., and Glenn, Bristol, Conn., and four grandchildren.

   Died At Farmington, Nov. 27, Avis M. Whiting of Strong, aged 74. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the Strong Methodist Church at 2 o'clock, Rev. Lowell Klenstad officiating. Interment Strong Village Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home, South Paris.

Arthur H. Whitten, Sr., 1908-1969)  (Obituary from the Rumford Fall Times, June 26, 1969)

  ANDOVER – An Andover resident died at Rumford Community Hospital on June 14 after being a patient for two weeks. Arthur H. Whitten had been an Andover resident for 45 years and was 61 years old. He and his wife, the former Flora M Morton, had resided on Pine Street.

  Born on May 15, 1908, in Providence, R. I., Mr. Whitten was the son of Cyrus E. and He was an employee of the Andover Wood Products Company, and a member of the Mediator Universalist Church of Providence, R. I.; Cabot Lodge No. 117, Knights of Pythias, Andover; and Blazing Star Lodge No. 30 AF and AM, Rumford.

  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flora Whitten, Andover; a Daughter, Mrs. Ray Hodsdon, cituate, R. I.; a son, Tech. Sgt. Arthur H. Whitten, US Air Force, North Highlands, California; two brothers, Albert Whitten, Cranston, R. I. and Frank Lomastro, Scituate, R. I,; and eight grandchildren.

  Services for Arthur H. Whitten were conducted at the Andover Congregational Church at 2 p.m., on June 16. Rev Carl Kingsbury officiated and Mrs. Mary Knox was organist.

  Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, with committal services conducted by Rev. Kingsbury.

  Bearers were Kenneth Feener, Howard Averill, Harold Falkenham and Howard Durell. 

Arthur H. Whitten, Jr., 1934 – 2005  (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, February 3, 2005)

   Arthur H. Whitten, 69, of Dixfield and formerly of Andover, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 27, 2005 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

   He was born June 16, 1935, in Andover, the son of Arthur and Flora Morton Whitten.

   He married Olive Howard on Oct. 23, 1953 and they celebrated their golden anniversary last fall with family and friends.

   “Art” served in the Air Force for 21 years, retiring at the rank of master sergeant in 1974.  He was then employed by M.S.A.D. 44 for 23 years.

   He was a volunteer fireman and EMT for the Andover Fire Department for many years.

   He is survived by his wife; his son, Howard and wife Judy of Sidney; five daughters, Bobbianne MacDonald of Pittston, Wanda and her husband Pete Coolidge of Andover, Lynn Whitten of Dixfield, Kim and her husband Alan Stinson of Conyers, GA, and Carolyn and her husband Rick Mills of Andover; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several cousins.

   Funeral services will be held in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, or to express condolences, the family encourages contributions to Gary’s House, 97 State Street, Portland, ME 04101

Flora (Morton) Whitten, 1908 - 1994  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  DIXFIELD - Flora M. Whitten, 85, died Saturday [January 15, 1994] at the Dixfield Health care Center where she had been a patient the past two years. She had resided at Elderwood Manor in Andover and had lived in the area all her life.

  Born in Rumford, on Sept. 27, 1908, the daughter of Lewis and Carrie (Robinson) Morton. She attended Andover schools and was a member of the Ellis Glen Temple 54, Pythian Sisters, of Andover.

  She was married in Providence, R.I., on May l5, 1926, to the late Arthur H. Whitten who died in Rumford, June 14, 1969.

    Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Betty) Hodsdon of North Scituate, R. I., one son, Arthur Whitten of Roxbury Pond; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.  

Mary (Stevens) Wight, 1841-1925 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 28, 1925)


   Word has been received in this town of the passing of Mrs. Mary Wight, widow of Henry Wight of Gilead, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Scribner, of Portland, on Sunday. The deceased was formerly Mary Stevens, a native of South Andover, the daughter of James and Dolly Farrington Stevens. She was born May 31, 1841. Mrs. Wight leaves two daughters, Mrs. Helen Scribner of Portland and Mrs. Celia Wight of Gilead, and one son, James Wight of Gilead. Burial was in the family lot in Gilead.


Alice V. (Cox) Wilson, 1932 – 2011 (From the Lewiston Sun-Journal, March 10, 2011)

Alice V. Cox Wilson, 78, of Seymour, Ind., and formerly of Andover, Maine, went to be with her Lord Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at the Seymour Medical Center, Seymour, Ind.

She was born in East Concord, N.H., Nov. 15, 1932, and was the daughter of Jesse and Helen (Lord) Riendeau. She had attended schools in New Hampshire and Maine and received her GED at Telstar Regional High School in Bethel.

Alice worked at Bass Shoe in Rumford, the Madison Motel and Restaurant, the Four Seasons B & B in Bethel, and for Jim Littlefield’s Saw Mill in Andover and then in housekeeping at the Rumford Hospital until retirement in 1995.

Alice was a former member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Seymour, Ind., and the Calvary Bible Church in South Andover, and was a member of the Grayford Road Church in Vernon, Ind., and also attended the Trinity Baptist Church and the Lowell Baptist Church in Columbus, Ind. She loved to knit, sew and crochet, and loved the outdoors.

Alice was married to Daniel L. Cox, who died in 1982, and was later married in 2006 to Garlan Wilson, who died in 2009.

Survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Bertha Grover and husband Douglas of Bryant Pond, Sharon Cox of Jay, Brenda Sessions and husband Floyd of Seymour, Ind.; son, Daniel Cox of Andover; sisters, Mary Gray of Charlestown, N.H., Jean Rood and husband Ronald of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Sheila Knight and husband Ernest of Davidson, N.C., Linda McCormack of Concord, N.H., Carol Clark and husband Dennis of Stoddard, N.H.; brothers, Bruce Riendeau and wife Katherine of Loxahatchee, Fla., Ronald Riendeau of Barefoot Bay, Fla., John Riendeau and wife Amy of New Boston, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; husbands; daughters, Annie Cox and Sandra Cox Rowell; sister, Marion Windsor; brothers, Earl, Paul, Jesse and Walter Riendeau; and a granddaughter, Kayla Cox.

Friends are invited to visit the family guest book, share memories, condolences and their thoughts online at

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. A time of sharing will also be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Lowell Baptist Church, South Line Drive and 100 West Lowell Addition, Columbus, Ind. Those who desire, please contribute to Brenda Sessions, 10373 North US Hwy 31, Seymour, Ind 47274 in her memory.

Leon E. Worthley, 1869 - 1937 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Leon Erwin Worthley, 67, died suddenly Thursday night [January 28, 1937] at his home in Andover. He had been at work during the day and suffered a heart attack after retiring for the night. He had recently recovered from the flu.

  Mr. Worthley was born in Mexico March 31, 1869, the son of Almon and Ada Taylor Worthley. He had lived in Andover 15 years, going there from Roxbury where he owned and operated a farm. He had worked for the Stowell Manufacturing Co. for 33 years. In 1893 he married Florilla J. Dorr, Mexico.

  In addition to his widow he is survived by a brother, Elmer Worthley, Hale, and a sister, Mrs. Effie Robbins, Roxbury.

  The funeral services were held from the Congregational church, Andover. Rev. George W. M. Keyes, pastor of the church, conducted the services, which were largely attended. The bearers, close friends and associates, were Bert Hutchins, George Stowell, Charles Merrill, Lee Falkenham, Wilbert Feener and Clarence Hall. Interment was at Roxbury where services were held at the grave.

John Wyman, 1872 – 1943 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 18, 1943)

   John Wyman, 70, died at his home on Harlow Hill Road [Mexico] as the result of a shock suffered some time ago.

   He was born in Andover April 25, 1872, son of Manley and Thankful Hewey Wyman and he had resided in Mexico for 41 years. He was for many years employed as a stationary engineer in the Oxford Paper Company and before that was employed by the Maine Central R.R. as an Engineer. He leaves behind his wife, Mae Elsie Wyman, and a son, Walter Wyman, of Everett, Mass.

   Funeral services were held from the late home yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Donald Thompson of the Mexico Baptist Church officiating. The body was placed in the receiving tomb for burial in the spring at Farrington Cemetery.

Lawrence P. Wyman Jr., 1946 – 1999 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, September 18, 1999)

  LEWISTON — Lawrence Parker Wyman Jr., 53, a resident of the Roxbury Road, Andover, died Thursday morning [September 16, 1999] at Central Maine Medical Center.

  He was born in Lewiston July 10, 1946 the son of Lawrence P. and Louise (Kessler) Wyman Sr. He attended Massachusetts schools, and was a graduate of CantonMassachusetts High School with the class of 1964.

  He served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed for many years in the corrections and security at the Framingham State Prison in Worcester, Mass., also at the state hospital. He also was employed at The Oxford County Sheriffs Department, recently at Western Maine Transportation Services, and Victorian Villa Nursing Home.

  He owned and operated the Andover Arms Bed and Breakfast retiring in 1997 due to ill health. He attended the Methodist Church in Rumford. He married the former Madelyn Fijalek on June 7, 1997.

  He received awards for his work as a foster parent. A licensed N.R.A. Instructor he was a member of The Rod & Gun Club of Wilton and Dixfield, also a member of the Web River Valley Sportsman’s Club.

  He is survived by his wife of Rumford; a daughter, Stacey Murphy of Leominster, Mass.; his mother, Louise Kessler Goldberg of Mass.; stepdaughters, Paula Smith of Houston, Texas, Heidi Steensma of No. Waterboro, Elisabeth Finn of Wapwallopen, Pa., Mary Bruce of Montpelier, Va., Rachel Fijalek of Rumford; stepsons, Peter Smith of Covina, Calif., Karl Smith of Hope, Isaiah Fijalek of Farmington, Jacob Fijalek of Auburn, and Sean Cole of Farmington; five brothers, Robert of Brockton, Mass., Gregory of Canton, Mass., Steven of Brockton, Mass., Mark of Canton, Mass., and Brent of Walpole, Mass.; two sisters, Velma Coffey of Canton, Mass., and Mary St. Laurent of Mass.; many nieces and nephews.


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