Belfast Deaths, 1896-1900

Source: Joseph Williamson, History of the city of Belfast in the state of Maine. (Portland Me.: Loring, Short, and Harmon, 1877-1913), Vol. 2.

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[NECROLOGY]
1896.
Jan. 3. In Malden, Mass., John A. Wheeler, 59, of Rockland, a native of Belfast.
[Jan.] 3. In New Orleans, Edward C. McLellan, 58, a former resident of Belfast, and son of the late Hon. William McLellan, of Warren.
[Jan.] 6. In Bucksport, Elizabeth (Cunningham), 68, wife of John W. Swazey, formerly of Belfast.
[Jan.] 8. Isabel, 43, wife of William J. Cunningham.
[Jan.] 9. Merl H., 1, son of Ira S. Grady.
[Jan.] 9. In Searsport, Capt. R. E. Patterson, 73, a native of Belfast.
[Jan.] 12. In Montville, Miss Lizzie A. Whitcomb, 29, of Belfast.
[Jan.] 15. Louise Hazeltine, infant daughter of James Howard Howes.
[Jan.] 16. In New York City, Henry Morgan Burdette, 42.
[Jan.] 18. James D. Mathews, 77, formerly of Stockton Springs.
[Jan.] 18. In Camden, Lucy A., 84, widow of the late Rev. Nathan C. Fletcher, formerly of Belfast.
[Jan.] 20. In Lincolnville, Mrs. Eliza Sheldon, 30.
[Jan.] 21. In Searsmont, Nathan Whitten, 65.
[Jan.] 22. In Searsmont, Miss Emma S., 40, daughter of John A. Briggs, of Belfast.
[Jan.] 22. In Searsport, Capt. Charles B. Sanford, 68, a well-known steamboat owner and captain.
[Jan.] 23. In Boston, Miss Mary E., 25, daughter of the late Capt. Napoleon Bonaparte Warren, of Belfast.
[Jan.] 24. In Lynn, Mass., Capt. William J. Pendleton, 68, formerly of Belfast.
[Jan.] 26. In Fresno, Cal., Angelina J. Knox, 76, daughter of the late Col. Watson Berry, of Belfast.
[Jan.] 26. Sophia Rice, 72, widow of the late John Stanwood Caldwell, and a native of Meriden, Conn.


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1896.
Jan. 27. In Rockland, Eunice B., 39, widow of the late George Linscott, and a native of Belfast.

[1896]
Feb. 1. Harold P., infant son of Charles W. Coombs.
[Feb.] 4. William Chaples, 89, a native of St. George, and resident of Belfast for over half a century.
[Feb.] 4. Arthur W., 49, son of the late John Robinson. In the latter part of the War, he served in the Nineteenth Maine Infantry.
[Feb.] 5. In Panora, Iowa, Parker Jewett, 88, formerly of Belfast.
[Feb.] 5. In Portland, Capt. Isaac H. McDonald, 70, a native of Belmont, and once a resident of Belfast. He was captain of Company C, Twentieth Maine Regiment, in the War, and was a prominent temperance man.
[Feb.] 9. In Salem, Jesse B. Edwards, 73, an estimable citizen, and a native of Belfast. He was son of the late John Edwards, of Belfast.
[Feb.] __. In St. Johnsbury, Vt., Helen D., wife of Rev. Joel A. Steele, Methodist pastor in Belfast in 1859.
[Feb.] 13. Bertha M., 17, daughter of Robert H. Hart.
[Feb.] 22. In New York, William Atherton, 65, son of the late John Wales, of Belfast.
[Feb.] 25. In Augusta, Rev. Sylvanus G. Sargent, D.D., Baptist pastor of Belfast, 1838-44.
[Feb.] 26. Asenath E., 55, wife of John Watson Knowlton. She was daughter of George Brown, of Liberty.

[1896]
Mar. 13. In Fresno, Cal., Frank W. Berry, 74, a native of Belfast, and son of the late Col. Watson Berry.
[Mar.] 15. William Holt, 80, son of the late Richard Holt.
[Mar.] 15. Marilla L. G., 70, widow of the late Thomas F. Frances, of Abington, now Rockland, Mass.
[Mar.] 16. Mrs. Eunice Woodbury, 85.
[Mar.] 16. Deacon Newell Mansfield, 83, a native of Camden, and since 1840, a resident of Belfast.
[Mar.] 17. In Springfield, Mass., Abbie W., 76, widow of the late Salathiel Clarendon Nickerson, formerly of Belfast, and daughter of the late Thomas H. Carr.
[Mar.] 21. Effie Grant, 1, daughter of Charles Rimmer Harrison.
[Mar.] 22. In Portland, Mary E., 75, widow of the late James Scanlan, of Belfast.
[Mar.] 29. Charles Wadsworth, 69, a native of Lincolnville. He was a member of Company D, Twenty-sixth Maine Infantry, in the War.

[1896]
Apr. 6. William M. Erskine, 50, a soldier in Company K, Eleventh Maine, and in First Maine Heavy Artillery. He was a native of Bradford.
[Apr.] 6. Benjamin F. French, 80.
[Apr.] 12. In Walla Walla, Wash., James B. Patterson, 81, a former resident of Belfast.


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1896.
Apr. 16. Ola M. Tibbetts, 17.
[Apr.] 23. Daniel R. Maddocks, 85, a native of Boothbay. In the War he was drum major of the Nineteenth Maine, and afterwards was Alderman from Ward 5.
[Apr.] 24. In Denver, Col., Fred C., 45, son of Daniel Haraden, of Belfast.
[Apr.] 25. Daniel J. Roberts, 70, a native of Waldo. He was a member of Company I, Twenty-Sixth Maine, in the War.
[Apr.] 26. In Cañon City, Col., Dr. A. P. Rogers, 59, a native of Belfast.
[Apr.] 26. Lois Rhodes, 58, wife of Hon. William Colburn Marshall, and a native of Franklin, O.
[Apr.] 30. Henry L., 26, son of the late Milford Weed. He was born in Montville.

[1896]
May 5. In Somerville, Mass., Julia A., 56, widow of the late Napoleon Bonaparte Warren, and daughter of William White.
[May] 11. In Bangor, Mary, 70, widow of the late Martin Fahy, late of Belfast.
[May] 12. In Atlanta, Ga., William B. Rivers, 31, of Belfast.
[May] 13. In Battle Creek, Mich., Julia E. Schwatka, 34, daughter of Manasseh Sleeper, formerly of Belfast.
[May] 16. Thomas Albert, 62, son of John Sawyer of Knox.
[May] 16. In Searsmont, Elizabeth J. Dodge, 66, formerly a resident of Belfast.
[May] 20. Mary, 69, widow of the late Michael Melody.
[May] 21. In East Machias, Thomas W. Cooper, 73, formerly of Belfast.
[May] 22. In Providence, R. I., Dr. B. Henry Winslow, 28, a graduate of Bowdoin and Jefferson Colleges. He was son of Rev. George G. Winslow.
[May] 28. In York, Julia E. Brooks, 68.
[May] 28. Maurice C., 39, son of Calvin Hervey.
[May] 30. In Ellsworth, Henry L., 69, son of the late Lewis C. Murch, of Belfast. He had represented Ellsworth in the Legislature, and took much interest in public matters.

[1896]
June 10. George O. Partridge, 37, a native of Stockton Springs.
[June] 11. Nahum J. Pierce, 25, a native of Windsor.
[June] 12. Miss Mary Stephenson, 84, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Stephenson, and the last of his family.
[June] 12. In Brewer, Capt. Samuel H. Barlow, 57, a native of Belfast, and the last of his family.
[June] 15. In Charlottetown, P. E. I., William R., 73, son of the late Robert Waterman, of Belfast.
[June] 16. In Yellow Jacket, Idaho, Henry O., 60, son of the late David Patterson, of Belfast.
[June] 17. In Vallejo, Cal., Frances P., 85, widow of the late Amos Storer, of Belfast.
[June] 18. Oliver H., 2, son of Dr. George Wesley Stoddard.
[June] 18. George B. Briggs, 61, a native of Freedom.


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1896.
June 21. Beatrice W., infant daughter of Sherman W. Freeman.
[June] 26. Walter H., 35, son of the late Samuel H. Walker.

[1896]
July 4. Eliza E., 44, wife of Capt. John W. Ryder, and daughter of the late Capt. Joseph Dunbar.
[July] 4. Delilah W., 76, widow of the late P. J. Carter, and a native of Islesboro.
[July] 10. Roxanna, 71, wife of George E. Card, and daughter of the late Doane Pattershall, of Belfast.
[July] 12. Miss Bertha L., 17, daughter of Dr. Luther William Hammons.
[July] 14. In Marlborough, N. H., Mrs. M. J. Gannett, once a resident of Belfast.
[July] 17. Helen M., 50, wife of Jacob H. Havener, and daughter of the late Ibrook Eddy Collins.
[July] 21. Stillman Ellis, 71, a native of Waldo.
[July] 25. In Hyde Park, Mass., Mary B., 87, widow of the late Ansel Davis, formerly a resident of Belfast.
[July] 25. Capt. Joseph Clough, 77, a native of Sangerville.
[July] 31. Mrs. Mary A. Shaw, 73.

[1896]
Aug. 4. In Searsport, Caroline A., 73, widow of the late Alexander Nichols, and once a resident of Belfast.
[Aug.] 4. Horatio Huntington Johnson, M.D., 51. (See chapter xxii.)
[Aug.] 6. Hattie, 45, wife of Hiram O. Pillsbury, and daughter of John Kellar.
[Aug.] 12. Alvin F., infant son of John Jackson.
[Aug.] 12. In New York City, Mary Elizabeth, 90, widow of the late Capt. Nathaniel Hatch. She resided in Belfast about fifty years, and was one of the prime movers in establishing the Universalist Church. Her first husband was Herbert R. Sargent.
[Aug.] 13. Miss Frances Wadlin, 57.
[Aug.] 16. Capt. James W. White, 76.
[Aug.] 20. Abbie Howe, 66, widow of the late Franklin Prince Eames.
[Aug.] 20. In Deer Isle, John Dunbar, 31, son of the late Joshua Dunbar, of Belfast.
[Aug.] 22. Deborah, 53, wife of Capt. James L. Smith. She was a native of Swans Island.
[Aug.] 23. Altana E., infant of William Robbins.
[Aug.] 23. Jeremiah D. Parker, 62, Register of Probate from 1892, and a resident of Belfast for eighteen years. He was born in Exeter, N. H.
[Aug.] 27. Capt. Frederick C. Pendleton, 60, a native of Camden. He had commanded many large ships and steamers. The house No. 12, Northport Avenue, Belfast, was built by him.

[1896]
Sept. 8. Grant L., infant child of Warren A. Hanscom.
[Sept.] 8. In Brooks, Abbie S., 61, wife of Joseph Ellis, and daughter of the late Edward Bicknell, of Belfast.


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1896.
Sept. 16. Drowned at Delaware Breakwater, Lucian P. Collamore, 50, formerly of Belfast.
[Sept.] 19. Samuel F. Shaw, 64. He was son of the late Job Shaw.
[Sept.] __. In Big Timber, Mont., Charles W., son of Adelbert Whitney, formerly of Belfast.
[Sept.] __. In Bay City, Oregon, John S. Patterson, 78, formerly of Belfast.
[Sept.] 20. In Stoughton, Mass., Sarah J., 74, widow of the late Leander Mathews, and daughter of James Durham, of Belfast.
[Sept.] 23. In Portland, Dana, 18, son of Dr. Lewis Warrington Pendleton, recently of Belfast.
[Sept.] 24. Dora J., 27, wife of Willie Varnum.
[Sept.] 30. Hannah D., 82, widow of the late Simeon Curtis, of Monroe.

[1896]
Oct. 9. Zibiah P., 84, widow of the late Josiah Sanborn, and daughter of William Fales, of Rockland.
[Oct.] 10. Sarah L., 58, wife of Adoniram Merrill. She was born in Buckfield; her father was Samuel Chesley.
[Oct.] 16. Almira, 87, widow of the late George W. Buckmore, and daughter of the late Jonathan Basford.
[Oct.] 16. In San Francisco, John, 44, son of Dr. Calvin Moore, formerly of Belfast.
[Oct.] 19. In Lisbon, Portugal, Winfield, 31, son of Mrs. C. O. Macomber.
[Oct.] 20. Enna J., 9, daughter of Joseph Tyler.
[Oct.] 20. Miss Mary C. Kaler, 78, daughter of the late Joseph Kaler, and a native of Waldorboro.
[Oct.] 22. Valentine H., 45, son of the late Doane Pattershall.
[Oct.] 26. Marganna, 64, wife of Samuel L. Robbins, a native of Matinicus.
[Oct.] 26. In Syracuse, N. Y., Hon. Silas Briggs Hohn, 75. He taught a high school in Belfast in 1843-44.
[Oct.] 26. Lost off Swans Island, Capt. Augustus Holbrook, 42. (See Accidents.)
[Oct.] 27. In Concord, N. H., Chandler Eastman, 79, formerly of Belfast.
[Oct.] 28. In Charlestown, Mass., John P. Tower, 45, formerly of Belfast. (See Accidents.)
[Oct.] 30. In Roxbury, Mass., Nancy J. Stimpson, 57.

[1896]
Nov. 1. Amelia S., 57, widow of the late Jediah C. Cates, and daughter of the late John Alexander.
[Nov.] 3. Daniel Haraden, 85, long a well-known trader in Belfast. He was son of the late John Haraden, and held many municipal positions.
[Nov.] 3. Mrs. Anne C. Roundy, 44.
[Nov.] 5. Albert M., infant son of Henry W. Davis.


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1896.
Nov. 5. In Belford, England, Capt. Martin V. Lancaster, 52, a native of Belfast. He was son of the late Valentine Lancaster.
[Nov.] 14. In Seattle, Wash., Nellie Maud, 35, wife of William R. Towne, and daughter of the late Josiah Mitchell.
[Nov.] 14. In Independence, Iowa, William L., 35, son of Dr. Calvin Moore, formerly of Belfast.
[Nov.] 15. Irvin L., 9, son of the late David Roderick, of Bangor.
[Nov.] 15. In Atco, N. J., Eben E. Frye, 73, son of the late Amos Frye, of Northport, and a former resident of Belfast.
[Nov.] 20. Miss Mae E., 26, daughter of the late Enoch Ingalls.
[Nov.] 25. Emily Pierce, 43, wife of Lendall Tyler Shales, and daughter of William McGray Woods.
[Nov.] 26. Cora V., 28, wife of Melvin A. Stephenson. She was born in Searsmont, and was daughter of Levi M. Poor.

[1896]
Dec. 7. In Northport, Mrs. Abby (Merchant), 79, widow of the late Capt. Willard Mathews, of Belfast.
[Dec.] 9. Grace A., 23, wife of Roy E. Young, and daughter of Willard E. Page, of Jackson.
[Dec.] 11. Mary L., 78, widow of the late James Bowdoin Murch, Esq. She was born in North Carolina, but her father, the late Capt. Obed Hussey, of Hallowell, came to Maine when she was young.
[Dec.] 24. In Northport, Capt. Rufus K. Patterson, 91. He was son of the late Martin Patterson, of Belfast.
[Dec.] 24. In Bristol, R. I., Horace Manley Barns, 73, son of the late Capt. William Barns, of Belfast.
[Dec.] 28. Nelson Rich, 84, a native of Jackson.
[Dec.] 31. In Stockton Springs, Hon. Barnabas M. Roberts, 76, Collector of Customs in Belfast, 1871-75.
[Dec.] 31. In Lewiston, Mrs. Anna J. (French) Penney, 87. Her marriage to Herbert C. Penney, aged 40, in 1897, caused a local sensation.

1897.
Jan. 11. In Alfred, Miss Mary Ann Soper Derby, 90, a native of Belfast. She was daughter of Reuben Derby.
[Jan.] 14. In Northport, Sarah S., 87, widow of the late Harrison Mahoney, and daughter of the late Benjamin Stevens, of Northport. For several years she resided in Belfast.
[Jan.] 17. Albert Boyd Otis, 57, son of Samuel Otis. (See chapter xxi, on Lawyers, and Portrait.)
[Jan.] 22. David Lancaster, 82, a trader in Belfast since 1835. He was son of the late Humphrey Lancaster, of Northport, and the last survivor but one, Frank Merriam, of a family of eight.
[Jan.] 26. Caroline G., 36, wife of Andrew Martin Patterson, and daughter of the late Sewall Patterson.

[1897]
Feb. 3. Eliza L., 48, wife of Hiram Condon, and daughter of John M. Wood, of Northport.


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1897.
Feb. 3. Thomas Crowell, 49, a native of Ellsworth.
[Feb.] 6. In Gloucester, Mass., George W., 50, son of the late Capt. Wellington S. Pendleton, formerly of Belfast.
[Feb.] 10. In East Weymouth, Mass., Clarence G., 40, son of John M. Trussell, formerly of Belfast.
[Feb.] 18. William Fleming, 60, a native of Lincoln, and a soldier in the Nineteenth Maine Regiment during the War. For thirty years he was a courteous and faithful employee of the Belfast Livery Company.
[Feb.] 23. In Portland, Samuel S., 57, son of the late Samuel S. Hersey. In 1861, he became an officer in Company K, Fourth Maine Regiment, and served to the close of the War.

[1897]
Mar. 7. In China, Margaret S., 65, wife of V. B. Neal, and daughter of the late Nathaniel Simmons, of Belfast. She first married Albion K. Jackson, of Poor's Mills.
[Mar.] 9. Harrison Hayford, 72. He was son of the late Gad Hayford, and came here in 1845 from Hartford. For many years he had charge of the city poor. He was an Alderman in 1874.
[Mar.] 11. Sally, 92, widow of the late Hiram Holmes, a native and life-long resident of Belfast. She was a daughter of Capt. Abner McKeen, and grand-daughter of Deacon Samuel McKeen, an early settler.
[Mar.] 12. James Thomas Pottle, 59, contractor and builder. He was born in Searsmont, and had resided in Belfast since 1870.
[Mar.] 15. Mrs. Caroline W. Babbidge, 85.
[Mar.] 18. Samuel Pearson, 93.
[Mar.] 19. In Boston, Rhoda M., 54, wife of William J. Dennett.
[Mar.] 20. Horace Edwin, 1, son of William Innes.
[Mar.] 20. Mary R., 76, widow of the late William R. Stoddard, and daughter of the late Phineas Davis.
[Mar.] 21. In Fruitland Park, Fla., George W. Elwell, formerly of Belfast.
[Mar.] 24. George Dyer, 82, of Searsmont.
[Mar.] 27. Martha, 83, widow of the late Capt. Darius Doak. She was born in Montville, being daughter of the late Joshua Thompson.
[Mar.] 28. Maria J., 83, daughter of the late Capt. Jacob Rhoades.
[Mar.] 28. In Chelsea, Mass., Bertha J., 62, widow of the late Capt. John P. Morse, and daughter of the late Isaac C. Brown.
[Mar.] 29. Esther L. (Vinal), 63, widow of the late Samuel E. Packard, of Jackson.
[Mar.] 29. Flora E., 41, wife of Porter Nash. She was born in Searsmont.
[Mar.] 31. In Denver, Col., Hattie C., 34, wife of Rev. F. W. Ryder, formerly pastor of the Baptist Church in Belfast.

[1897]
Apr. 2. In New Haven, Conn., Mary R., wife of Capt. David Hodgdon, and daughter of the late Sylvanus Cottrell, of Belfast.


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1897.
Apr. 5. In Portsmouth, Va., Dr. M. F. Daughtrey, 79.
[Apr.] 7. Mary B., 71, widow of the late Capt. Robert Limeburner. She was a native of Brooksville, and daughter of Benjamin Walker.
[Apr.] 9. In Chelsea, Mass., Thomas H. Greeley, 77. He was son of the late William Greeley, who lived on Waldo Avenue.
[Apr.] 11. Nancy E., 65, widow of the late Charles B. Black, and daughter of the late John Moody, of Searsmont.
[Apr.] 13. John Q. A. Davidson, 84, son of the late Henry Davidson.
[Apr.] 14. Frederick James Durham, 62, of Portsmouth, Va. He was born in Belfast, 16 March, 1835, son of James and Elizabeth (Mathews) Durham. At the age of 21, he went to Portsmouth, Va., where he lived for thirty-two years, a master ship-joiner in the Navy Yard, having often from seventy-five to three hundred men working under him.
[Apr.] 16. Andrew F., 2, son of Frank A. Jackson.
[Apr.] 17. Mrs. Eliza B. Jenkins, 84.
[Apr.] 18. In Washington, Hon. Seth Llewellyn Milliken, 65. (See chapter xxi on Lawyers, and Portrait.)
[Apr.] 19. In Augusta, Charles A. Brown, about 60, of Belfast.
[Apr.] 22. Arnold Eugene, infant son of James Edwin Nickerson.
[Apr.] 23. Mary E., 86, widow of the late Capt. Charles Thomas.
[Apr.] 25. Timothy Thompson, 70. He was a native of Troy, and served in the Navy during the War.
[Apr.] 29. On Clark's Island, Capt. Nathaniel Dyer, 82, an old resident of Belfast.
[Apr.] 30. In Northport, Josephus C. Sherman, 55. He was son of Hiram P. Sherman of Knox, and a faithful and reliable man.

[1897]
May 3. In Winn, Luther Brown, about 79, formerly of Belfast.
[May] 3. In Lincolnville, Faustina M., 57, wife of James Deane, and daughter of the late Ezra Pitcher.
[May] 6. In Boston, Henry S. Jones, 69, a former resident of Belfast.
[May] 16. On Staten Island, N. Y., Capt. Augustus S., 63, son of the late Robert White. He began sea life when a boy, and rose to the command of large ships.
[May] 23. In Northport, Elizabeth F., 56, wife of James E. Wight, and daughter of Reuben Herrick,
[May] 24. In Hollis, Ruth, 63, wife of Robert Brownrigg, recently of Belfast.
[May] 28. In Vinalhaven, Fitz Albert Hunt, 76, a native of Belfast. He had been Representative, and for thirty years a town officer.
[May] 28. In Ellsworth, Jacob W. Coombs, 65. He was son of the late Capt. Luther Coombs, of Belfast. His death was caused by a runaway horse.
[May] 31. Franklin J. Banks, 70. He was son of the late John Banks.


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1897.
June 2. Miss Florence Louise, 17, daughter of Charles Henry Mitchell.
[June] 3. In Concord, Mass., George W. Maker, 47, formerly of Belfast.
[June] 5. James Woodbury Frederick, 71. He was son of the late William Frederick, and had been prominently connected with the shipping interest of Belfast for nearly half a century.
[June] 20. Susan M., 78, wife of Cyrus D. Tibbetts. She was a native of Belfast, her maiden name being Moore.
[June] 25. Mary A., 81, widow of the late Humphrey Nicholas Lancaster, and daughter of the late Elijah Torrey.
[June] 25. In Magnolia, Mass., Mrs. Rebecca P. Allyn, 79, of Cambridge. She was widow of the late Rufus Bradford Allyn, of Belfast, and daughter of the late Samuel Upton.
[June] 26. Miss Elletta P., 19, daughter of the late Joseph Jewett.
[June] 26. Adeline Smith, 77, widow of the late Horatio N. Palmer, and a native of Gilmanton, N. H.
[June] 29. In Stillwater, Miss Sarah J. Houston, 58. She was daughter of the late Benjamin Houston, and was born in Belfast, on the old Houston homestead, now a part of Searsport.

[1897]
July 1. Maud L., 26, wife of Hiram C. Hofses, and daughter of Philip G. Coombs.
[July] 13. In Boston, Francis Whitmore, 74, of Belfast. He went to California, in the bark W. O. Alden, in 1849.
[July] 14. Cynthia, 27, wife of William Shaw, of Augusta.
[July] 16. Sanford Hills Mathews, 65, of the firm of Mathews Brothers. He was born in Searsmont, and came to Belfast in 1854.
[July] 23. Walter M. Gray, 34. (See Accidents.)
[July] 23. Delmont Knowlton, 42, of Lynn, Mass. He was son of the late W. H. Knowlton, of Swanville.
[July] 25. Albert B. Hutchings, 33, a native of Penobscot.
[July] 30. In Emden [sic], Amanda (Abbott), 64, wife of Hon. Randall W. Ellis, recently of Belfast.
[July] 30. In Boston, Nannette, 69, widow of the late Charles Rink, formerly of Belfast.
[July] 31. In Portland, Capt. James H. Henderson, 82, a former resident of Belfast. He was born in Nova Scotia.

[1897]
Aug. 3. Abbie L., 77, widow of the late John Darby.
[Aug.] 10. In Sharon, Mass., Mary F., 42, wife of Horatio Mears, once a resident of Belfast.
[Aug.] 11. Mrs. Ann M. Skinner, 65.
[Aug.] 11. Mary A., 20, wife of Herbert M. Stevens.
[Aug.] 14. In Melrose, Mass., Frances E., 23, wife of Edgar P. White, and daughter of Edward L. Whittier.
[Aug.] 14. In Somerville, Mass., Lovey West, 77, formerly widow of the late Solon Eustis, of Belfast.
[Aug.] 14. In Dexter, Celia F., 23, wife of John L. Towle, and daughter of W. E. Bowler, of Belfast.


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1897.
Aug. 16. Florence Belle, 10, daughter of Charles Rimmer Harrison.
[Aug.] 16. In Washington, D. C., Fred W. Flowers, a native of Belfast. He was son of the late Capt. William Flowers.
[Aug.] 23. Bertha L., 26, wife of Paul Heber Graisbury, and daughter of John A. Patterson, now of Liberty.

[1897]
Sept. 2. Alpheus Dyer, 56. He was born in Millbridge, and had resided in Belfast most of the time since 1851. During the War, he was in an Illinois regiment, and was severely wounded.
[Sept.] 3. In Augusta, Rev. Joseph Ricker, D. D., pastor of the Baptist Church in Belfast from 1846 to 1853.
[Sept.] 5. Benjamin Libby, 67, a native of Canaan. He came to Belfast in 1884.
[Sept.] 5. Margaret H., 51, wife of S. S. Bartlett, of Boston, and daughter of the late Prescott Hazeltine.
[Sept.] 5. In Presque Isle, Barker B. Glidden. When a young man he resided in Belfast. In the War, he was lieutenant-colonel of the Fourteenth Maine Regiment, and received severe wounds at the battle of Seven Pines.
[Sept.] 10. In Camden, Harriet L., 69, widow of the late Arphaxad Coombs, a former resident of Belfast.
[Sept.] 10. Isaac Holbrook Sherman, 67. He had resided in Belfast thirty-seven years, and was son of the late Richard Sherman, of Winterport.
[Sept.] 14. In Chicago, Mary E., 90, widow of the late Samuel Hyde, and daughter of the late Benjamin Palmer, of Belfast.
[Sept.] 26. In San Francisco, Hon. Maurice C. Blake, LL.D., 81. He was Collector of Customs in Belfast from 1849 to 1853.
[Sept.] 26. Alonzo Elmer, 13, son of Velorous Dumont Larrabee.
[Sept.] __. In Reno, Cal., Nathan Stanley, 63, son of the late Nathaniel Stanley, of Belfast. He had been in the California Legislature.

[1897]
Oct. 1. Bohan Prentice Field, 82. (See chapter xxi on Lawyers.)
[Oct.] 3. James H. Brown, 71, a native of Prospect.
[Oct.] 7. Mary A. (Lucas), 75, widow of the late Capt. Christopher V. Cottrell.
[Oct.] 14. Miss Ann Sarah Alexander, 72, daughter of the late John Alexander.
[Oct.] 18. Charles T., 59, son of the late Samuel Richards. He had been chief engineer of the Belfast Fire Department, and City Marshal.
[Oct.] 18. In Boston, Mrs. Nancy M. White, 70.
[Oct.] 25. In Boston, Rev. Charles E. Libby, a former pastor of the Methodist Church in Belfast.
[Oct.] 26. In South Framingham, Mass., Thomas C. Porter, 76, a native of Belfast. His father was the late Zacheus Porter, Esq.


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1897.
Oct. 27. Alonzo J. Harriman, 66, son of the late Jesse Harriman, of Montville.
[Oct.] 27. William Leslie Littlefield, 44, Representative from Belfast to the Legislature, for 1895 and 1897. He was a native of Brooks. He was a successful salesman, and a social favorite wherever he went.

[1897]
Nov. 1. In Salem, Mass., Joseph H., 66, son of the late Hon. John Wilson, of Belfast.
[Nov.] 3. Charles C. Smith, 63.
[Nov.] 6. William Innes, 28, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland.
[Nov.] 7. In Boston, Emery Robbins, 59, recently a trader of Belfast. In 1862, he enlisted in Company D, Nineteenth Maine Infantry, and served to the end of the War.
[Nov.] 7. Capt. Robert Hudson Coombs, 69. He was son of the late Capt. Robert Coombs, and was born in Islesboro. He followed the sea from childhood, and took command of a schooner when only sixteen years old. He was master of several large barks and ships, and retired in 1889.
[Nov.] 8. Miss Julia Ann, 80, daughter of the late Joseph Bean, of the East Side, Belfast.
[Nov.] 11. In Camden, Wilson Carter, 72, formerly of Belfast.
[Nov.] 19. Donald B., infant son of Lewis W. George.
[Nov.] 28. In Cambridgeport, Mass., Capt. John Bird, 88, formerly of Belfast.
[Nov.] 29. Mary E., 82, widow of the late Rev. Edward Francis Cutter, D.D. She was daughter of the late Hon. William McLellan, of Warren.
[Nov.] 30. In Boston, Mary S., 48, widow of the late George Collins, and daughter of Capt. Samuel Burgess.

[1897]
Dec. 6. In Bucksport, Miss Mary Patten Beaman, 49, of Belfast.
[Dec.] 9. Josiah W. Rawley, 42, a native of Augusta.
[Dec.] 12. In Thomaston, William D. Chase, 30, of Belfast. He was a native of Nova Scotia.
[Dec.] 16. Margaret D., 66, widow of the late Samuel F. Stimpson, and a native of North Haven.
[Dec.] 16. George Washington Burgess, 63. He was son of the late Ezekiel Burgess. He was one of the original proprietors of the "Progressive Age," and afterwards published the "Belfast Advertiser," and other newspapers. He enlisted in the Fourth Maine Regiment in 1861, and served three years with honor.
[Dec.] 20. In Waterville, Capt. Francis E. Heath, 59, a native of Belfast and son of the late Hon. Solyman Heath. He had command of a brigade at Gettysburg.
[Dec.] 21. Jennette Frances, 51, wife of Frank A. Follett, and daughter of Horatio Hatch Carter.
[Dec.] 24. In Newman, Ga., Percival Cutter Peirce, 31, son of the late Hiram Emery Peirce. He was of an ingenious turn of mind,


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a natural mechanic, and the chief promoter of our first electric plant, the introduction of which he superintended.
[Dec.] 28. John O. Bruce, 64, a native of Hudson. He served in Company B, First Maien Cavalry, during the War.
[Dec.] 30. Mrs. Annie C. Nickerson, 22.

1898.
Jan. 7. In Boston, Charles Durham, 75, son of the late Jonathan Durham.
[Jan.] 8. In Bangor, Daniel M. Wescott, 62, foreman in the construction of the Belfast branch railroad, and afterwards conductor.
[Jan.] 9. In Augusta, George A., 50, son of Samuel Augustus Blodgett, of Belfast.
[Jan.] 11. In Palm Beach, Fla., Lewis Warrington Pendleton, M.D., 53, of Portland, and a resident of Belfast from 1864 to 1880. (See chapter xxi on Physicians.)
[Jan.] 15. Andrew Augustus Hurd, 53, a native of Unity, and son of the late A. J. Hurd of that town. During the War, he served in Company A, Twenty-sixth Maine Regiment. He had been a member of both branches of the city government.
[Jan.] 19. Mary, 81, widow of William Wadsworth, late of Lincolnville.
[Jan.] 20. In Arnold, William S. Rackliffe, 52, a native of Belfast.
[Jan.] 21. Herbert L., 1, son of Herbert L. Stevens.
[Jan.] 23. Jennette, 90, widow of the late Jesse C. Townsend, and daughter of the late Daniel G. Hinds.
[Jan.] 23. Henry H., 48, son of the late Leonard B. Cobbett. He was a printer and bookbinder.
[Jan.] 24. In Rockland, George Burkett, infant son of Thomas E. Shea.
[Jan.] 26. Charles A., 62, son of the late Lewis Bean, of East Side, Belfast.
[Jan.] 28. Eugene E. Clements, of Knox. He was son of the late Job Clements of that town.
[Jan.] 30. In Medford, Mass., Mrs. Alfred J. Libby, 69, late of Belfast.
[Jan.] 30. James A., 64, son of the late John Wilson, Jr.

[1898]
Feb. 1. In Gloucester Harbor, Mass., Capt. Franklin George Ryan, 31, son of Capt. George Flowers Ryan; Fred I. Gordon, 24, a native of Lowell, Me.; George W. Richards, 48, son of George W. Richards; James Everett Patterson, 30, son of Fitz W. Patterson; Alfred Staples, Jr., 45; John Jackson, 29, a native of Port Jefferson, N. Y. They composed the officers and crew of the schooner James Holmes, which was lost during a gale. Also, George Everett Bean, 28, son of the late Howard Bean, a passenger on the schooner Marcellus which was stranded at the same time. All resided in Belfast. (See chapter xlv on Shipwrecks.)


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1898.
Feb. 6. Sarah J., 41, wife of William E. Bowler, a native of Cleveland, O.
[Feb.] 15. In Topeka, Kansas, Thomas H., son of the late Jacob Haskell, formerly of Belfast.
[Feb.] 16. Ada F., 41, wife of Frank O. Smith, and daughter of the late Jerome Burrows of Union.
[Feb.] 17. In Dorchester, Mass., Mrs. Jane C. Angier, 87, daughter of the late Judge William Crosby. She resided in Belfast until 1877.
[Feb.] 17. Charles Clark, 55.
[Feb.] 22. In Newton, Mass., Mrs. Vesta Veazie Hurlburt, 48, daughter of the late Capt. William G. Veazie, of Belfast.
[Feb.] 26. Lomenia, infant daughter of Fred A. Robbins. [Birth record calls her "Lorenia."]

[1898]
Mar. 1. In Roxbury, Nathaniel Taylor, 86. He was born in Belfast, his parents being Simeon and Mary (Gale) Taylor. The family went to Roxbury, then Plantation No. 7, in 1816.
[Mar.] 2. Benjamin G. Herrick, 72, son of the late Samuel Herrick.
[Mar.] 3. Atwood Hanson, 75.
[Mar.] 4. Capt. Charles Baker, 67, a native of Gilmanton, N. H. He came to Belfast in 1859, and engaged in trade. During the War, he was captain in Company B, of the Twenty-sixth Maine Regiment, being promoted for bravery. He has been identified with numerous business enterprises, and held many public offices, having been Sheriff, County Treasurer, and in 1886, Mayor. (See Portrait.)
[Mar.] 4. Hiram W. Trundy, 69.
[Mar.] 5. Sylvanus T. Edgecomb, 71. He was born in Hartford, and came to Belfast when young. He had held several municipal offices, and was prominent in the Grange.
[Mar.] 9. Abbie E., 63, widow of the late George L. Hatch. She was born in Liberty, her maiden name being Benner.
[Mar.] 12. George F., infant son of the late George Jackson.
[Mar.] 12. Mary M. Miller, 82, a native of Hampden, and wife of Benjamin Miller.
[Mar.] 13. In Denver, Col., Edmund C. Bassick, 64, of Bridgeport, Conn., and at one time a resident of Belfast. He was a native of Waldo, and when only eighteen years old discovered the Bassick Silver Mine, in Colorado, one of the richest producers in the country. He removed from Belfast in October, 1882.
[Mar.] 14. In Monroe, Samuel Chase, 83, a former resident of Belfast.
[Mar.] __. In Boston, Mrs. Mary A. (Trimble) Parker, formerly a resident of Belfast.
[Mar.] 20. Lewis Allen Knowlton, 73. He was born in Northport, being son of the late Abraham Knowlton, and grandson of Col. Thomas Knowlton, a Revolutionary officer. He commenced


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trade in Belfast in 1847, and was an energetic business man. For five years he was Alderman, and was the first president of the People's National Bank.
Mar. 24. Rose A., 34, wife of Rufus C. Barton. She was born in Boston.
[Mar.] 24. Harriet F., 35, wife of Charles F. Leavitt, and daughter of Freeman C. Patterson, formerly of Belfast. She was the victim of an assault by Edmund Elliot in November, 1897.
[Mar.] 29. In Rockland, John Mahoney, 75, formerly of Belfast.
[Mar.] 30. Deacon Richard S. Gay, 63, a native of Waldo.

[1898]
Apr. 9. John Gannon, 86. He was born in Ireland.
[Apr.] 12. In Hyde Park, Mass., Persis T. (Dyer), widow of Thomas Leighton, late of Belfast. She was born in Steuben. For seventy-four years, she was a continous member of the Methodist Church.
[Apr.] 13. Jane Cochran, 85, widow of the late Silas Brown, and daughter of the late Josiah Brown, of Jackson. She was a woman of great energy and industry. When young she taught school in her native town.
[Apr.] 24. Hester Maria, 62, widow of the late Convers O. Macomber, and a native of Bristol.
[Apr.] 26. In Baltimore, Md., Thomas Augustus Cunningham, 79, son of the late Thomas Cunningham, of Belfast.
[Apr.] 27. Charles W. Russell, 64, a native of Madison.
[Apr.] 27. Samuel J., 62, son of Rev. John O. Bruce, of Hudson. He was mustered into the U. S. service as a private in Company C, Nineteenth Maine, in 1863, and was transferred to the Veteran Reserve in 1865. He was a brave and faithful soldier.

[1898]
May 1. Mrs. Laura J. Roberts, 71.
[May] 1. Eleanor, 79, widow of the late Jacob L. Cain, of Montville.
[May] 2. Albion King Pierce, 76, a native of Montville, and for twenty-five years superintendent of the Belfast Gas Works.
[May] 7. Bounds Crossman Dinsmore, 74, a native of China, and since 1851 a boot and shoe dealer in Belfast.
[May] 7. Pliny M. Jones, 63, a native of Needham, Mass., and in the Rebellion a member of the Forty-fifth Mass. Regiment.
[May] 7. In Brockton, Mass., Miss Julia, 40, daughter of the late H. P. Hutchinson, formerly a resident of Belfast.
[May] 12. In Brooklyn, N. Y., Mark Peirce, 38, youngest son of the late Capt. Mark Pendleton, of Islesboro. From 1888 to 1893 he was editor and proprietor of the "Belfast Age." He represented Islesboro in the Legislature in 1889. In 1893, President Cleveland appointed him Consul at Pictou, N. S. (See chapter xviii.)
[May] 13. Elmer E. Russell, 30.


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1898.
May 15. Mrs. Hattie E. Dean, 63.
[May] 17. Elsie J., 70, widow of the late Elijah J. Shuman, and a native of Jefferson.
[May] 25. Israel Jones, 86, a native of China.
[May] 27. In Chelsea, Mass., Samuel L. Haraden, 81, a former resident of Belfast.
[May] 27. Sarah, 90, widow of the late George S. Pitcher, and daughter of the late Benjamin Elms, of Searsmont.
[May] 30. Jane, 63, widow of the late Winslow H. Webber.
[May] 31. In Northport, Capt. Oscar R. Chapman. He was born in Belfast, being son of the late Harrison Chapman.

[1898]
June 8. In Chelsea, Mass., Julia, 78, widow of the late Lorenzo S. Smith, and daughter of the late Robert Brier, of Belfast.
[June] 9. Capt. Allen Orcutt, 79, a native of Brooksville. He had been a master mariner to foreign ports for many years.
[June] 9. In Marlboro, Mass., James E. Doak, 57, formerly of Belfast. He was sergeant of Company R, Fourth Maine; was severely wounded, and served three years. [Company K is no doubt intended.]
[June] 9. Walter R. Gray, 75. (See Accidents.)
[June] 9. In Bangor, Luretta E., 52, widow of the late Captain Charles F. Thombs, formerly of Belfast. She was daughter of Capt. James H. McCrillis, who with his wife was lost at sea, in 1866.
[June] 9. Mildred E., infant daughter of Albion K. Jackson.
[June] 12. Olive A., 47, widow of the late Rev. S. S. Gross, and daughter of Nathaniel Jackson, of Knox.
[June] 17. John Smith, 73. (See Accidents.)
[June] 18. Bedelia M., 60, wife of James W. Pendleton.
[June] 18. Lavinia K., 84, widow of the late William S. Baker, and daughter of the late William Colley, of Albion.
[June] 25. In Rockland, Clarence, 1, son of Clarence E. Stover, a native of Belfast.
[June] 26. In Rockland, Hiram Darby, 57, of Belfast. He was son of the late Capt. Isaac Darby, and a native of Brooksville.
[June] 26. In Lynn, Mass., Miss Mildred L., 28, daughter of Capt. Alden Dyer, and a native of Belfast.
[June] 27. In Staten Island, John W. Dickey, 54, of Belfast.
[June] 30. In Pueblo, Col., Hiram O., 64, son of the late Hiram Orlando Alden, of Belfast.

[1898]
July 1. Irene W., 51, wife of Asa Higgins, and daughter of the late John Nason, of Knox.
[July] 4. In Hingham, Mass., Capt. William Greeley, 88, formerly of Belfast.
[July] 5. In Bradford, Ill., Roxie A., 62, widow of the late Eben E. Frye, of Atco, N. J., formerly of Belfast.
[July] 7. Sarah Ellen, 61, widow of the late Frank Houston Durham, and daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Burgess) Wight.


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1898.
July 11. In Sheshequin, Pa., Rev. Myra Kingsbury. (See chapter ix.)
[July] 14. Mary (Farnham), 80, widow of the late Isaac W. Smalley. She was a native of Boothbay.
[July] 19. Charlotte Kelley, 60, widow of the late Walter Basdwin Rankin, and daughter of the late Benjamin Kelley.
[July] 25. Rebecca C., 60, wife of William F. Thomas. She was daughter of the late Robert Hasson, of Camden.
[July] 31. In Stoughton, Mass., Henry H. McCorrison, 21, a native of Belfast. He was accidentally drowned while bathing.
[July] 31. Lizzie V., 40, wife of Nathaniel Gordon Pettengill, and daughter of the late William A. Parker, of Islesboro.

[1898]
Aug. 6. Anson T. Trussell, 74. He went to California in 1849. In 1861, he enlisted in Company A, Fourth Maine Regiment; was wounded and was in Libby Prison.
[Aug.] 6. William A. Robbins, 68.
[Aug.] 9. In Thomaston, Mrs. Elizabeth Libby, 81, a native of Belfast.
[Aug.] 17. Delia Wood Parker, 58, wife of Horatio Palmer Thompson, and daughter of the late Rev. Wooster Parker.
[Aug.] 19. Mrs. Jane W. Thurston, 70.
[Aug.] 20. In Belmont, Mrs. Viola J., 53, wife of Henry F. Knight, and daughter of the late Thomas Carter, of Belfast.
[Aug.] 23. Susan Ellis, 52, wife of Charles Franklin Ginn, and daughter of the late Samuel G. Ellis.
[Aug.] 25. In San Francisco, Susan D., 74, wife of Albert Webb, and daughter of the late Isaac Allard, of Belfast.
[Aug.] 26. In Morrill, Rhoda M., 75, widow of the late Joseph Adams, of Belfast.
[Aug.] 29. Miss Julia A. Wood, 59.
[Aug.] 31. Walter H., 45, son of James G. West. (See Accidents.)
[Aug.] 31. George Washington Cottrell, 67, a well-known master ship-builder. He was born in Northport, and came to Belfast when young.

[1898]
Sept. 2. In Houlton, George W. Purrington, 63, formerly of Belfast.
[Sept.] 5. Sarah E., 76, widow of the late William H. Dutton, and daughter of the late Elijah Torrey.
[Sept.] 6. Reginald, 4, son of John A. Emmons.
[Sept.] 9. In Stonington, Emma J., 65, widow of the late Charles A. Russ, formerly of Belfast. She was a native of Windsor.
[Sept.] 12. Mary, 84, widow of the late Phineas Wood, and daughter of Nathan French, of Montville.
[Sept.] 12. Edith, 7, daughter of Capt. Edgar S. McDonald.
[Sept.] 15. George Bird, 86. His parents came from Gloucester, and settled on the farm on which he was born and spent his life. He was the last of a family of ten.
[Sept.] 17. In Eddington, Adaline, 65, widow of the late Jeremiah Avery. She was daughter of Edmund Benner, and her first husband was Capt. Hawes R. Reed, of Belfast.


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1898.
Sept. 17. In Tracy, Iowa, Capt. John T. McCrillis, 81, son of the late James McCrillis, of Belfast. He followed the sea until 1850; went to California, and settled as a farmer in Iowa, about 1856.
[Sept.] 25. Henry Harwood, 76.

[1898]
Oct. 2. In Yarmouth, Susan Wealthan, 87, widow of the late George Pendleton, of Camden, and once a resident of Belfast with her son, Dr. Lewis Warrington Pendleton.
[Oct.] 2. In Camden, Edward B., 33, son of the late James H. Young.
[Oct.] 5. Mary E. Lear, 24, of Northport. She was daughter of W. A. Lear.
[Oct.] 10. Hattie L. Lear, 10.
[Oct.] 12. In Bridgeport, Conn., Lucy A., 58, widow of the late Otis B. Woods, and daughter of the late George W. Reed, of Belfast.
[Oct.] 15. John H. Blake, 72, a native of Plantation No. 3, Maine.
[Oct.] 17. Charles H. Marshall, 34, a native of Matinicus, and son of the late Augustus Marshall. In June, 1896, he rescued a child from drowning, by jumping from the bridge, and the chill and exposure brought on troubles which led to his death.
[Oct.] 17. In Houlton, Mary Anna, 73, widow of the late Hon. James C. Madigan, and daughter of the late Capt. David Whittier, of Belfast.
[Oct.] 23. Miss Emma, 17, daughter of the late John W. Dickey, of Northport.
[Oct.] 27. Julia A., 81, widow of the late Eben Edwards. She was born in Albion, her maiden name being Colley.
[Oct.] 30. Catherine, 72, widow of the late John Shaw, a native of Ireland.
[Oct.] 31. Florence Lear, 6, daughter of W. A. Lear.

[1898]
Nov. 1. Ralph Morris Tripp, 18.
[Nov.] 3. In Swanville, Eliza S., wife of Ezra Knowlton, and once a resident of Belfast.
[Nov.] 4. David Webber, 72. He was born in Prospect. During the Civil War, he served in the Twenty-sixth Maine Regiment.
[Nov.] 5. In New York, Philo Chase, Esq., a former resident of Belfast.
[Nov.] 11. Walter N., 11, son of Mrs. Bethsheba Lear.
[Nov.] 12. Jerome Stephenson, 71, a well-known ship-carpenter. He was son of the late Jerome Stephenson.
[Nov.] 13. In Patten, Albert A. Heath, 73, a former resident of Belfast.
[Nov.] 18. Harry H., 9, son of Stephen A. Estes.
[Nov.] 22. In Manchester, N. H., Althea A., 39, wife of James Healey, formerly of Belfast.
[Nov.] 24. Francis Jones, 75, a native of China, where he had been Selectman and Representative to the Legislature.
[Nov.] 25. Ezekiel Small, 81, a native of Lexington.
[Nov.] 25. Robert Franklin, 1, son of Hon. Robert Franklin Dunton.


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1898.
Nov. 25. Percy Raymond, 26, son of Frank A. Follett.
[Nov.] 25. In Boston, Capt. Charles Deering, long a well-known steamboat captain.
[Nov.] 26. Mrs. Elmira Robbins, 35.
[Nov.] 27. Lost at sea, Charles E. Haskell, 54, of Rockland, formerly of Belfast. He served in the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Maine Regiments.
[Nov.] 27. Lost on the steamer Portland, Capt. Hollis H. Blanchard, 60, from 1859 for many years a resident of Belfast.
[Nov.] 27. Lost at sea, Frank A. Patterson, 43, officer on the steamer Portland. He was son of the late Andrew Patterson, of Belfast.
[Nov.] 28. In West Medford, Mass., Thomas Tilden Osborn, 72, a native of Belfast, and son of the late Alonzo Osborn.
[Nov.] 29. Frank Bowdoin, 35, son of the late Sanford Hills Mathews, and a graduate of the University of Rochester, in 1885.

[1898]
Dec. 2. Alphonso O. Dearing, 48, a native of Saco.
[Dec.] 3. In Chelsea, Mass., Dr. Aaron S. Davis, 75, once a resident of Belfast.
[Dec.] 4. Henry Leonard Kilgore, 58, postmaster. He came to Belfast from Smithfield when young, and has been closely identified with public interests. He was also postmaster under the first term of President Cleveland. He was a photographer.
[Dec.] 5. Ithiel Pease, 72. He was born in Exeter, and came to Belfast when young; a member of Company D, Nineteenth Maine Regiment; he was severely wounded in 1865, at the siege of Fort Powell.
[Dec.] 6. Infant son of Wilmer Judson Dorman.
[Dec.] 9. In Somerville, Mass., Erastus G. Morang, 62, formerly of Belfast.
[Dec.] 10. Capt. Joseph T. Pendleton, 74, a native of Islesboro.
[Dec.] 11. Mary L., 91, widow of the late Joseph J. Pendleton, of Islesboro.
[Dec.] 12. E. Howard Conant, 49.
[Dec.] 12. In Stockton Springs, David Sears Larrabee, 70, formerly of Belfast.
[Dec.] 13. Betsey S., 69, widow of the late William H. Knowlton, and daughter of the late Rev. Otis Bruce, of Hudson.
[Dec.] 13. In Searsport, Mary, 88, widow of the late Capt. John Flowers, of Belfast.
[Dec.] 13. Warren S. Staples, 18.
[Dec.] 14. Kenneth Coombs, 2, son of John A. Hartshorn.
[Dec.] 17. In Brockton, Mass., Miss Blanche May, 18, daughter of the late David P. Gilmore, of Belfast.
[Dec.] 18. Angelia B., 2, daughter of Joseph Decrow.
[Dec.] 18. In Phœnix, Ariz., Capt. David Hodgdon, 51, son of the late Capt. Robert Hodgdon.


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1898.
Dec. 26. Mary A., 70, wife of the late Washington Patterson, and daughter of the late Jacob Haskell.
[Dec.] 27. Hazel B., 2, daughter of the late Fred I. Gordon.
[Dec.] 28. In Augusta, George Ralph, 1, son of Joseph Williamson, Jr.
[Dec.] 28. In Portland, Sarah Somerby, widow of the late John Cole, and daughter of the late Bailey Peirce, of Belfast.
[Dec.] 30. Sarah Carr, 65.
[Dec.] 31. In Melrose, Mass., Eliza A., wife of Martin V. Stetson, and daughter of the late Liberty B. Wetherbee, of Belfast.

1899.
Jan. 1. In Swanville, Mary W., 55, widow of the late Thomas A. Crosby, and daughter of the late Jonathan Nickerson, of Belfast.
[Jan.] 2. Benjamin Prescott Hazeltine, 68. He was son of the late Benjamin Hazeltine. In 1849, he went in the bark W. O. Alden, to California, where, and in Jacksonville, Fla., he remained until 1890, engaging in business enterprises, and then returned to Belfast.
[Jan.] 2. Charles C. Stephenson, 56, served at Fort Fisher and in Navy.
[Jan.] 4. Miss Elizabeth E., 23, daughter of Charles Rimmer Harrison.
[Jan.] 5. Sarah Benson, 43, wife of Dr. George Wesley Stoddard, and daughter of the late Hon. Willard Pope Harriman.
[Jan.] 8. Sarah, 82, widow of the late Ira Clark, and a native of Northport.
[Jan.] 8. In Newton, Mass., Jacob G. Cook, a native of Jackson, and Register of Deeds from 1883 to 1895. He held many other positions of public trust, and was generous, faithful, and accommodating.
[Jan.] 13. In Rockland, Mahala, 67, wife of James Wyman. She was born in Belmont, but at one time resided in Belfast.
[Jan.] 14. In Lowell, Mass., William O. Thompson, 35, a native of Knox. He had worked in Belfast for several years. His death was caused by a falling tree.
[Jan.] 20. Martha A., 69, widow of the late William Davis, and daughter of the late Isaac Mason.
[Jan.] 23. Lucinda K., 68, widow of the late George E. Moore, of Searsport.
[Jan.] 26. Vesta (Belden) Monroe, 84, widow of the late Rev. Calvin Monroe. She was born 24 May, 1814, in East Whately, Mass., and for many years resided in Waldo.
[Jan.] 27. William H. Brown, 79, a veteran ship-builder. He was a native of Carrollton, Md., and when an infant, came to Prospect, now Searsport.
[Jan.] 30. Melinda L., 65, wife of Walter Philbrick. She was a native of Camden, and her father's name was Ephraim Sheldon.
[Jan.] 31. In Memphis, Tenn., Maggie, 26, wife of Luther Mendenhall, and daughter of the late William Doe, of Belfast.


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1899.
Feb. 5. In Salem, Mass., Alice Isabella, wife of William G. Barker, and daughter of the late Charles H. Miller, formerly of Belfast.
[Feb.] 8. In Bangor, Charlotte Nash, 18.
[Feb.] 10. In Lawrence, Mass., Hon. William Augustus Russell. He was interested in paper mills in Belfast from 1859 to 1878, and had been a member of Congress.
[Feb.] 10. In Oakland, Cal., Phebe G., widow of the late Henry Dunbar, formerly of Belfast, and daughter of the late Joshua Cottrell.
[Feb.] 15. Mrs. Lizzie F. Darling, 36.
[Feb.] 20. Samuel Snow, 75, a native of Winterport.
[Feb.] 20. In Milford, Del., Rev. Robert Henry Davis, 54, pastor of the North Church, Belfast, 1871-73.
[Feb.] 22. In Roxbury, Mass., James H. Spring, 78, son of the late Samuel Spring. He went from Belfast about 1850.
[Feb.] 24. In Roxbury, Mass., George B. Faunce, 74. A portion of his early life was passed in Belfast. He was a brother of the late Asa and Daniel Faunce.
[Feb.] 27. Frank E., 3, son of Charles S. Trundy.
[Feb.] 28. In Rockland, Maggie, daughter of Thomas H. Benner, recently of Belfast.

[1899]
Mar. 4. In Lynn, Mass., Jacob R. Larrabee, 65, formerly a resident of Belfast.
[Mar.] 4. In Tracy, Iowa, Harriet, 64, widow of the late John T. McCrillis, formerly of Belfast.
[Mar.] 6. Sarah E., 65, widow of the late Howard Bean. She was a native of China.
[Mar.] 7. In Thorndike, Sarah, 78, wife of Daniel McManus. Her first husband was Calvin Emerson, of Belfast.
[Mar.] 9. Lucinda (Heagan), 81, widow of the late Orrin Cunningham, and a native of Prospect.
[Mar.] 10. Horatio Dunton, 80, a native of Hope, but for many years a resident of Searsmont. He came to Belfast in 1897.
[Mar.] 10. Otis Robbins, 53.
[Mar.] 14. In Vinalhaven, Joseph Sanborn, 81, formerly proprietor of the Sanborn House, in Belfast. He was born in Prospect.
[Mar.] 15. Jennie B. Sawyer, 37, wife of Isaac T. Leadbetter, and a native of North Haven.
[Mar.] 15. In Union, Joshua Brackett, 81, a native of Belfast.
[Mar.] 17. In Lynn, Mass., Clara F., 45, wife of Wilson Clark, a former resident of Belfast.
[Mar.] 22. In San Francisco, Cal., Emily F., 52, wife of Capt. Phineas Pendleton, formerly of Searsport, and daughter of Augustus Perry, of Belfast.
[Mar.] 24. Henry H., 57, son of the late Paul Hayes.
[Mar.] 25. In Portland, Miss Florence K., 23, daughter of the late Samuel S. Hersey, Jr., formerly of Belfast.


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1899.
Mar. 28. Wyman C. Berry, 19, formerly of Stockton Springs.
[Mar.] 29. In Warren, R. I., Rev. William J. Wilson, 81. He was pastor of the Methodist Society in Belfast in 1857-58, and was the prime mover in erecting the present church edifice.
[Mar.] 30. In Bangor, Louisa (Bryant) Wadleigh, 91, a native of Belfast.

[1899]
Apr. 5. Nancy F., 72, wife of John H. Hallowell.
[Apr.] 7. Miss Mary Lizzie, 36, youngest daughter of George Dana McCrillis.
[Apr.] 12. In Fountain, Mich., Daniel L. Dyer, 77, a native of Steuben, and a former resident of Belfast. He was a brother of David W. Dyer.
[Apr.] 13. Ruth M. Staples, 21, wife of Freeman W. Bachelder.
[Apr.] 14. Marion E., infant son of Russell Bennett Stephenson.
[Apr.] 15. Charles, 2, son of William J. Robbins, Jr.
[Apr.] 16. Daniel Lane, 82. He was son of the late Col. Daniel Lane, and was for many years a trader and steamboat agent in Belfast.
[Apr.] 21. Edward M. Mowe, 20, a native of Lowell, Mass.
[Apr.] 22. Jacob W. Eastman, 82. He was born in East Kingston, N. H., and came to Belfast about 1853.
[Apr.] 25. In West Somerville, Mass., Mrs. Mary Olivia Kendall, 50, daughter of the late Col. Silas M. Fuller, formerly of Belfast.
[Apr.] 26. In Bangor, Mrs. Erva D. Hubbard, 29, daughter of Israel V. Miller, of Belfast.

[1899]
May 1. In Cambridge, Mass., Mrs. Caro J. Howard. She was daughter of the late Capt. Martin Rogers. Her first husband was Benjamin Sargent and her second Adoniram J. Howard, both of Belfast.
[May] 5. In Rockland, Augusta (Nickerson), 50, wife of Alexander P. Davis, and a native of Belfast.
[May] 7. Capt. John Moore, 86, for many years a shipmaster in all the branches of the merchant service. During the Civil War he was commander of government steamers.
[May] 9. Marion V., 10, daughter of Arthur Collin Whitney.
[May] 13. Olive, 80, widow of the late William Thaxter Colburn, and daughter of the late Paul Giles.
[May] 13. Mrs. Jennie O'Leary, 90.
[May] 21. Emma F., 54, wife of Capt. James Henry Perkins, and daughter of Joseph McKeen.
[May] 22. Emily E., 72, widow of the late David Peirce, and daughter of the late Joseph Ellis, of Brooks.
[May] 29. In Brooklyn, N. Y., Harriet Elizabeth, wife of John F. Gould, formerly of Belfast.
[May] 30. Thomas R. Ellis, 68.
[May] 31. Benjamin Miller, 86, a native of Hampden.

[1899]
June 5. Nathan W. Pettee, 60, a native of East Sullivan. He served in Company E, Twenty-sixth Maine Regiment, and was a


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good soldier, and a man who had the full confidence of all the community.
June 7. Joseph A., 60, son of the late David Gilmore. He served in Company K. First Maine Heavy Artillery, during the War, and also in the Navy.
[June] 8. In Jacksonville, Fla., Capt. Prescott H. Nason, 74, a native of Belfast. He went to California, in 1849, in the bark W. O. Alden.
[June] 11. Darius N. Royal, 74.
[June] 14. Nellie M. Whitcomb, 26.
[June] 14. In Brockton, Miss Nellie J., 29, daughter of Capt. Rufus B. Condon, recently of Belfast.
[June] 18. Walter E. Baker, 1.
[June] 20. Miss Almira Abigail Hicks, 67. She was earnest and active in temperance, and all other good works. Her father was the late Sullivan Hicks.
[June] 28. In Portland, Martha J., 75, widow of George L. Bradley, of Bucksport, and daughter of the late Samuel Cunningham, of Belfast.

[1899]
July 4. Miss Lavinia Sarah, 52, daughter of the late William H. Brown.
[July] 7. Ella L., 41, wife of Albert O. Hall.
[July] 8. In Rockland, Martha J. Millburn, 54, formerly of Belfast.
[July] 13. In Thorndike, Lovina M. Monroe, 24, of Searsport, formerly of Belfast.
[July] 13. In Rockland, Lucy T. (Dean), 67, widow of the late George R. Lancaster, formerly of Belfast.
[July] 24. George Preston, 79, a native of Cork, Ireland.
[July] 31. In San Francisco, M. S. Whiting, about 75, formerly of Rockland.

[1899]
Aug. 5. In Oswell, Minn., Hon. John P. Williams, 52. He married Emma F., daughter of the late Erastus B. Stephenson, of Belfast.
[Aug.] 7. Hon. John Murray Fletcher, M.D., 53. (See chapter xxii, on Physicians, and Portrait.)
[Aug.] 15. Hon. Emery Boardman, 50. (See chapter xxi, on Lawyers.)
[Aug.] 18. John W., infant son of Wellington Young, of Jamaica Plain, Mass.
[Aug.] 25. In Tombstone, Ariz., Daniel J., 65, son of the late John Carter, of Belfast.

[1899]
Sept. 4. In Bangor, Amelia, widow of the late F. A. H. Pillsbury, formerly of Belfast.
[Sept.] 8. Gladys M., infant daughter of Arthur R. Robbins.
[Sept.] 11. Clyde W., infant son of Walter S. Packard.
[Sept.] __. In Newton, Kansas, William H. Converse, 62. He was son of the late Hon. John H. Converse, of Damariscotta, and resided in Belfast in the early fifties.


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Sept. 12. Martha A., 57, wife of Owen G. White, and daughter of the late Samuel Berry, of Liberty. She had resided in Belfast since 1868.
[Sept.] 13. Emmie A., 38, wife of Walter D. Staples.
[Sept.] 14. John Watson Knowlton, 61. He was son of the late Freeman Knowlton, of Liberty. From 1870 to 1888, he was postal clerk in the railway service. He took deep interest in charitable objects, and was agent of the Humane Society from its organization to his death.
[Sept.] 22. In New York, Grace Fuller, wife of Horace Chenery, Esq., and daughter of George A. Fuller, of Chicago.
[Sept.] 23. Mary F., 75, widow of the late William H. Brown.
[Sept.] 28. Mrs. Pamelia B., 90, widow of the late Daniel Putnam.

[1899]
Oct. 5. Andrew W. Johnson, 50. He was born a slave, but entered the United States service when fourteen years old. He came to Belfast in 1868, and occasionally lectured upon slave life.
[Oct.] 5. In Bucksport, James Emery, 79, a prominent citizen of that town, where he had resided since 1847. He was son of the late Capt. Robert Emery, of Belfast.
[Oct.] 6. Jonathan Knowles, 66. He was son of the late Jonathan Knowles, and was born on the farm where he lived and died.
[Oct.] 7. In Northport, Charles E. Moody, 19, of Belfast.
[Oct.] 12. Lewis H. Whitmore, 78.
[Oct.] 14. Adeline W., 89, widow of the late Leonard B. Cobbett, and daughter of the late Robert Brier.
[Oct.] 14. Nathaniel Simmons, 61, a native of Nobleboro.
[Oct.] 14. Margaret M., 80, widow of the late Prescott Hazeltine, and daughter of the late Salathiel Nickerson.
[Oct.] 25. Thomas Knowlton, 73, a native of Swanville. During the War he served in the Eleventh and Nineteenth Maine Regiments, and in the First Maine Heavy Artillery.
[Oct.] 25. Capt. Robert T. Emery, 76, son of Dennis Emery. He was born in Belfast, 9 May, 1823, a son of Dennis and Jane Emery, and spent his boyhood on the farm. In early manhood he began to follow the sea, and soon rose to the command of some of the largest and best ships on the ocean. His first vessel was the ship Eastern Queen. In 1861, the ship Living Age, of 1180 tons, was built for him in Belfast, he being a large owner. While in command of this vessel on a voyage from Liverpool to San Francisco, he was captured, 13 September, 1863, by the Confederate cruiser Tuscaloosa, one of the vessels of Admiral Semmes's fleet. Lieut. Dow, commander of the bark Tuscaloosa, in reporting a cruise in that vessel under the date of Liverpool, March, 1864, says:—"After seeing a number of neutral vessels, I captured the American ship


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Living Age, but finding she had a neutral cargo on board and bound for a neutral port, I took a ransom bond for $160,000 and allowed her to proceed on her voyage." Capt. Emery soon after left the vessel, and in 1868, when he was in Belfast superintending the building of the ship Chandos, the Living Age was burned at sea, while on a voyage from Shields, England, to Bombay. The Chandos was of 1506 tons, and at the time she was built was one of the largest and best ships afloat. Captain Emery superintended every detail of her construction, buying all the material and looking after the work in the yard. He sailed the Chandos until 1881, when he retired from the sea. He did not, however, lose his interest in maritime affairs, and was often called upon to serve as an adjustor for marine underwriters. He had visited nearly every part of the habitable globe, and his descriptions of peoples, customs, methods of business, etc., given from his long and varied experiences, were always of interest and value. After retiring from the sea he devoted himself to his home, where everything was kept in "shipshape and Bristol fashion." In 1854, he married Elizabeth S. Ross, of Searsport, who died leaving him a son, Ralph Emery, of Kalamazoo, Mich. In 1869, he was married to Eliza R. Ritchie, of Searsport, who survived him. He left two sisters, Mrs. William O. Alden and Mrs. Isaac M. Boardman, both of Belfast. He was of a genial and social disposition, always ready to assist either friend or stranger in trouble or need,—a man strong in his likes and dislikes, and positive in his convictions. A better friend or neighbor could not be desired. He was a member of the Club of Thirty from its organization to its end. His friends were many, and located in all quarters of the globe, as his long and honorable career as master mariner brought him into close relations with seafaring and commercial men.
Oct. 27. Lois Burns, 89, widow of the late Otis Gilkey, of Islesboro.
[Oct.] 29. Jane R., 74, widow of the late Peter Laughran, and a native of Thomaston.
[Oct.] __. In Germany, Daniel L. Peavey, for many years a clothing dealer in Belfast.

[1899]
Nov. 7. In Middletown, Conn., Fletcher Ulmer, 22, son of Robert Fletcher Ulmer.
[Nov.] 7. In Swanville, Horatio Spicer, 73, formerly a resident of Belfast.
[Nov.] 10. Martin C., 19, son of Martin C. Dilworth.
[Nov.] 12. Capt. Elbridge J. Rolerson, 37.
[Nov.] 14. In Hermon, Sarah A. (Stewart), 64, wife of Liberty B. Wetherbee, 2d, once a resident of Belfast.


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1899.
Nov. 16. Sands Frisbee, 76.
[Nov.] 17. Abigail Cunningham, 82, widow of the late Hon. Albert Pilsbury. She was daughter of the late Zacheus Porter, and was the last survivor of her generation of the family. From 1855 to 1872 she resided at Halifax, N. S., where her husband was United States Consul.
[Nov.] 18. Isaac D. Mixer, 52, son of George Mixer, of Knox. (See chapter on Accidents.)
[Nov.] 19. In Augusta, Addison Warren, 61.
[Nov.] 20. Capt. James S. Sylvester, 80, a native of Deer Isle.
[Nov.] 22. In Northport, Joseph F. Herrick, 76.
[Nov.] 27. John Haraden Quimby, 70. He was son of the late Phineas Parkhurst Quimby. From 1854 to 1878, he was cashier of the Bank of Commerce and was treasurer of the Belfast Savings Banks from its organization in the last-named year until his death. He was for many years City Clerk. He was universally respected, and was emphatically "everybody's friend." Versed in finance, he was a wise counsellor. (See Portrait.)
[Nov.] 29. Capt. Joseph S. Thombs, 65, a native of Castine. He had commanded many large vessels, and during the War, served as an officer in the Navy.
[Nov.] 30. James L. Colcord, 64, son of Benjamin Colcord, of Searsport.

[1899]
Dec. 1. In Newburyport, Mass., John F. Hall, 66, a native of Belfast.
[Dec.] 2. Christina F., 74, widow of the late Ambrose J. Morison. She was daughter of John Philbrook, of Knox.
[Dec.] 7. Capt. John Hassell, 77. He followed the sea over forty years, and for twenty-five years was master of large vessels. He died on the same place where he was born.
[Dec.] 8. Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth (Bassick) Dustin, 94, a native of Lisbon.
[Dec.] 10. In Sissom, Col., Leander J. Griffin, 62, a native of Northport and a former resident of Belfast.
[Dec.] 16. In Augusta, William W., 70, son of the late Benjamin Hartshorn, of Belfast. During the War he served in Company C, Nineteenth Maine Infantry.
[Dec.] 21. In Brunswick, Nancy B., 68, widow of the late John Atwell Mace, of Belfast.
[Dec.] 23. In Northport, Edward G. Crabtree, 60, printer, and a native of Bluehill. For a number of years he was foreman in the "Republican Journal" office.
[Dec.] 23. In Barre, Vt., Mrs. John J. Shaw, of Belfast.
[Dec.] 23. Stephen A. Estes, 52, a native of China.
[Dec.] 24. In Islesboro, Mrs. Catherine Bagley, 86, formerly of Belfast.
[Dec.] 25. In Waldoboro, Joseph Frederick Bray, 71, once a resident of Belfast.


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[Dec.] 27. David L. Cook, 51, son of Benjamin Cook, and a native of Georgetown.
Dec. 29. Capt. George T. Ranlett, 56, son of George Ranlett, late of Freedom. He was in Company H, Second Maine Cavalry, during the War, and afterwards joined the Navy.
[Dec.] 30. In Northport, Miss Alberta A. Dickey, 24, a former resident of Belfast.
[Dec.] __. In Tacoma, Wash., Mary E. Dyer, 58, widow of the late John H. Hayden, and daughter of the late Capt. John Dyer, of Belfast.

1900.
Jan. 1. Mary Jane, 67, widow of the late Luther Pitcher.
[Jan.] 5. Capt. Simeon Riley Cottrell, 70. He was born in Northport, and for many years commanded vessels belonging in Belfast.
[Jan.] 6. Parker G., 2, son of Nathaniel Gordon Pettengill. (See Accidents.)
[Jan.] 9. In Bangor, Rev. George Warren Field, D.D., 81. He was a son of Bohan Field, the first lawyer who became established in Belfast, and was born 9 December, 1818. He graduated from Bowdoin College, in 1837, at the age of eighteen. After teaching in Belfast, Bangor, and Gorham, he completed a course of studies at the Bangor Theological Seminary in 1846. From 1852 to 1864 he was settled in Frankfort, Brewer, and Boston. From the latter pastorate he accepted a call to the Central Church, Bangor, and for nearly a generation he was the honored leader of a devoted and appreciative people. His resignation was reluctantly accepted in 1892. During the remainder of his life he continued in the fullness of his power, commanding a wealth of love and respect such as falls to the lot of few men.

For many years, Dr. Field was accounted the ablest of ministers in Maine. He was always studious in habits, with a mind discriminately open to both the old and new. His modesty, amounting almost to diffidence, kept him from publishing what the public would gladly have welcomed from his pen. Many of his sermons, however, appeared in "The Word and the Work." The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by his Alma Mater in 1869, but the title was repulsive to his tastes. In 1876, he married Mrs. Lucy Humphrey, of Bangor, who died at Bangor 22 July, 1910.
[Jan.] 11. In New York, Elinore Frances, 6, daughter of Thomas E. Shea.
[Jan.] 16. Prentice Colson, 67, a native of Winterport, and a soldier in Company I, First Maine Heavy Artillery. He was a prisoner in Andersonville eleven months. His death


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was caused by being struck by a railroad train. (See Accidents.)
Jan. 17. In Evanston, Ill., Emily Whittier, 87, widow of the late William Durham, formerly of Belfast.
[Jan.] 18. In Hampden, Rev. William L. Brown, from 1871 to 1873 pastor of the Methodist Church in Belfast.
[Jan.] 19. William Henry Hall, 75, son of the late William Hall.
[Jan.] 22. Mary Anna, 53, widow of the late Benjamin Libby.
[Jan.] 23. Frank A. Gilkey, 50, son of the late Joseph B. Gilkey, and a native of Unity. He was agent of the Eastern and American express companies from 1870 until his death. He was an upright and genial man in all his dealings.
[Jan.] 25. In Augusta, Nathan Eugene, 19, son of Nathan Brown.
[Jan.] 28. Agnes Lorena West, 35, wife of Charles William Coombs.
[Jan.] 29. James Cunningham, 81, formerly of Searsport.
[Jan.] 30. In Waterville, Mary J., 68, widow of the late Alonzo J. Harriman, of Belfast. She was a daughter of Jonathan Morrison, of Boothbay.
[Jan.] 30. In Anoca, Iowa, Stephen Caldwell, a native of Ipswich, Mass., and a resident of Belfast from 1841 to 1849, when he went to California in the Suliote. In 1873, he sent a carload of corn to aid sufferers in the great fire of Belfast.

[1900]
Feb. 2. In Brockton, Mass., Harry B. Dyer, 19, a native of Belfast.
[Feb.] 8. John A., 31, son of Luther H. Emmons.
[Feb.] 9. In New York, Charles Field, 27, only son of F. Hendee Russell.
[Feb.] 11. In North Middleboro, Mass., Miss Kate H. Grover, 81, a former resident of Belfast.
[Feb.] 16. An infant daughter of Alton Clement.
[Feb.] 20. Nathaniel W. Holmes, 83, for many years a well-known stage driver and hotel keeper. He was born in Albion.
[Feb.] 20. In Belmont, Samuel Greenleaf Thurlow, 83, a native of Augusta, and a resident of Belfast for over a half a century. He was prominent in politics, and an active member of the Whig and Republican parties; besides holding various county and municipal positions, he was Deputy Collector of Customs from 1861 to 1865, and postmaster during the succeeding twelve years.
[Feb.] 21. Ephraim A. Pitcher, the oldest citizen of Belfast, having been born 22 March, 1806. He was for many years a school-teacher, and during the War Collector of Internal Revenue. In March, 1899, at the age of ninety-three, he led the march in the Old Folk's Ball, and his erect carriage and vigor were noticeable.
[Feb.] 24. Willard Seekins, 45.
[Feb.] 24. In Milford, Mass., Byron C., 28, son of Robert V. Dunton, and a native of Belfast.


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Feb. 26. William Augustus Swift, 87. He came to Belfast from Warren when twenty-three years old. He was the last survivor but one of the company who went from Belfast to the Aroostook War in 1839.

[1900]
Mar. 4. In Damariscotta, Rev. Gustavus B. Chadwick, pastor of the Methodist Church in Belfast from 1889 to 1892.
[Mar.] 5. In Lunenburg, Vt., Fred Stevens, 29, formerly of Belfast. He was a son of Ansel F. Stevens.
[Mar.] 6. In South Boston, Daniel Sheehan, 90, formerly a resident of Belfast.
[Mar.] 8. In Roxbury, Mass., Jonathan Lovell Frye, 85, for many years a resident of Belfast; and on the same day, his wife, Mary Perry Frye.
[Mar.] 9. Capt. John C. Condon, 75. He was a native of Matinicus, and for many years commanded fishing vessels from Belfast.
[Mar.] 12. In Bangor, Sarah R. McRuer, 75, widow of the late Dr. Edward M. Field.
[Mar.] 13. Charles L., 9, son of Smith B. Bunker.
[Mar.] 15. In Oldtown, Alphonso F., 59, son of the late Capt. John T. Gilman, of Belfast.
[Mar.] 15. In North Searsport, Mrs. Annie L. (Dumplice) Smart, 95, formerly a resident of Belfast.
[Mar.] 15. Amelia J., 68, daughter of the late Robert Hodgdon, of Northport, and widow of the late George W. Cottrell.
[Mar.] 17. Pamelia Oakes, 94, widow of the late Nathan Wight. She was a daughter of the late Mathew Kalloch, of Thomaston.
[Mar.] 19. Thomas Taylor, 74, a native of England. He served in the Army and Navy during the Civil War.
[Mar.] 19. Gladys June, 9, daughter of Asa C. Cobb, of Searsmont.
[Mar.] 24. Mary C., 3, daughter of Frank Robinson.
[Mar.] 26. Emma A., 42, wife of George R. Stover, and a native of Rockport.
[Mar.] 26. In Auburn, Betsey H. Clark, 69. She was a daughter of the late Abraham Libby, and widow of the late Benjamin F. Clark, a former resident of Belfast.
[Mar.] 26. In Roxbury, Mass., Nettie J. Thayer, 40, formerly of Belfast.
[Mar.] 27. Henry Randall, 3, son of David Allen Webber.
[Mar.] 28. Catherine C., 93, widow of the late Daniel C. Pillsbury.
[Mar.] 29. Caroline W., 80, widow of the late Nathaniel Merrill.
[Mar.] 30. Abial W. Gay, 75. He was a native of Union and for many years resided in Morrill.
[Mar.] 31. In Camden, Rebecca, widow of the late Capt. Joseph T. Conant, and a former resident of Belfast.

[1900]
Apr. 1. Terrence Owen, 83, a native of Ireland.
[Apr.] 3. In Omaha, Neb., while on a journey, Owen G. White, 66, of Belfast, and a native of Montville. He removed to Belfast in 1868. He took an active part in public affairs and held various


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offices of trust. At the time of his death he was a member of the School Committee, and Agent of the Humane Society.
Apr. 5. In Pittsburg, Pa., Horace Crosby, 52, youngest, and last surviving son of the late Gov. William George Crosby. He was manager of the National Tube Company, in which business he accumulated a large estate.
[Apr.] 5. Col. Hiram Chase, 82. He was born in Charlton, Mass., but with a short exception in the early forties had resided in Belfast since he was six months old. He learned the watchmaker's trade of his father, the late Major Timothy Chase, whom he succeeded in 1844, in the location on Main Street, Belfast, where the family has done a continuous business for well-nigh a century (1913). Col. Chase was a soldier in the Aroostook War of 1839, and the last survivor of the company which went from Belfast. In 1855, he was on the military staff of Gov. Anson P. Morrill. During the administration of President Lincoln, in 1861-65, he held the office of postmaster. Always a prominent in Free Mason, he attained the higher degrees of that institution, and became Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Maine in 1857 and 1858. At its seventy-fifth anniversary, in 1895, he delivered an address which was published in the proceedings of that body. Col. Chase was a kind friend and a genial companion, of strong and outspoken convictions, and a man of great energy.
[Apr.] 6. In Elmira, N. Y., Emma Charlotte, 50, wife of Capt. Frederick Barker, and daughter of the late John Warren White.
[Apr.] 9. Charles R. Hamilton, 58, a native of Swanville. He enlisted in Company D, Nineteenth Maine Regiment, and was severely wounded at Gettysburg.
[Apr.] 10. In Denver, Col., Frank A. Wagner, 37, formerly of Belfast. He was son of Jacob Wagner, of Belmont.
[Apr.] 11. In Lawrence, Mass., Alvan Page, 83, for many years a ship-carpenter in Belfast.
[Apr.] 11. Mrs. Lydia Brooks, widow of the late Moses Wason Ferguson, in her ninety-fifth year. Mrs. Ferguson, whose maiden name was Lydia Brooks, she being a daughter of Jonas and Lydia (Temple) Brooks, was born in Princeton, Mass., in 1806. She came to Belfast to teach school in 1825, making a journey which in those days meant far more than now. Railroads and steamboats were unknown in Maine, and her journey was accomplished from Princeton to Boston by private conveyance, thence to Belfast in a small coastline vessel (perhaps the old schooner Polly), with the attendant privations and dangers. The wind being unfavorable for running the packet up into Belfast Bay, the captain put her ashore at Fort Point, and from there, she walked to her destination, at the Head of the Tide, fourteen miles.


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In 1828 she married Mr. Moses Wason Ferguson, with whom she lived happily for almost sixty years, their home being at Citypoint. Of seven children, six were still living to celebrate her ninetieth birthday, in 1896, as follows: Albert, of Searsport; Captains Jonas B. and John W., and Miss Jane W., of Belfast; Mrs. Hannah E. Grimes, of Princeton, Mass.; and Miss Lydia, a teacher of languages in Mrs. Hayes's school on Marlboro Street, Boston. Our fellow townsman, the late Hon. George B. Ferguson, who died in 1893, was also her son. Mrs. Ferguson was at the time of her death the oldest member of the Belfast Congregational Church, having been for three quarters of a century of her long and useful life a member of both the City and Head of the Tide churches. To the last, she took a lively interest in every passing event, and her mental and physical faculties were retained to a remarkable degree.
[Apr.] 18. Naomi Sargent Richardson, 73, of Knox, widow of the late Ebenezer Richardson and a native of Montville.
[Apr.] 20. Mrs. Ellen A. Flagg, 54.
[Apr.] 21. James W. Triggs, of Bangor, 72.
[Apr.] 22. Flora A. Thomas, 42.
[Apr.] 23. In San Francisco, Mrs. Harriet M. Trautman, 75, former widow of the late Cyrus Rowe, of Belfast.
[Apr.] 23. William J. Brown, 62, a native of Appleton. He was a veteran of the Civil War, participated in eleven battles and lost a leg at the battle of Petersburg.
[Apr.] 27. In Augusta, Alfred Fred, 30, son of Warren E. Marsh.
[Apr.] 28. Harry Newland, 5, son of Charles Thaddeus Littlefield.
[Apr.] 30. In Gardiner, Otis, 25, son of the late Charles A. Russell, of Belfast. He was born in Newport.

[1900]
May 3. Joanna (Sargent) Morse, 74, widow of the late Joseph Morse, and a native of Searsport.
[May] 8. Agnes C., 82, widow of the late Capt. Joseph Richards, and daughter of the late William Salmond.
[May] 9. Frank Oliver, 41, only son of Oliver Gordon Critchett.
[May] 10. Ambrose Curtis, 35.
[May] 11. In Rockland, Cyrus N. Richards, 64, a native of Belfast.
[May] 11. Mrs. Eliza A. Dickerson, 67, wife of Rev. Lindley M. Burrington. She was a native of Wyoming Co., New York, and formerly taught in leading institutions for young ladies. She was prominent for many years in philanthropic work, and in 1882 represented Maine at the National Conference of Charities and Corrections. The Children's Aid Society was established by her efforts, and she was its president from its organization until her death. The July number (1900) of the "Girl's Home," a quarterly published by that society, contains several deserved tributes to her memory.


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1900.
May 15. In Pittsfield, Ulysses G. Hussey, 36, formerly of Belfast.
[May] 15. In Rockland, Miss Mary Edna Simonton, 27, of Belfast.
[May] 16. Harriet M., 60, widow of the late Ward Mason, of Montville.
[May] 17. Miss Mary A., 41, daughter of the late Thomas Hershen.
[May] 19. Mrs Catherine M. Howard, 72.
[May] 19. In Augusta, Frank Elden Crowley, 42, recently railroad station agent in Belfast.
[May] 19. Kate W. Turney, 38, wife of Capt. Alzo M. Carter. She was a native of Presque Isle.
[May] 20. In Melrose, Mass., Julia Emma, 4, daughter of Henry O. Whitten.
[May] 21. Isaac Watson, 86.
[May] 21. In Minneapolis, Minn., Melvina (Winchenbach), 71, widow of the late Charles R. Thombs.
[May] 23. In Indio, Cal., Theodore L. Johnson, attorney at law. He went from Belfast about thirty years ago.
[May] 26. Hannah (Bulloch), 87, wife of Thomas Warren. She was born in Northport.
[May] 27. In De Kalb, Ill., Ella McFarland, wife of Rollin Dodge, and daughter of Capt. Daniel McFarland, formerly of Belfast, but now of Limestone.

[1900]
June 2. In Boston, Charles Tallman White, 65, sixth child of James Patterson White. After his boyhood, spent in Belfast, he lived in Boston, where he engaged in the importation of iron, and in foreign commerce. He married Sarah Brackett, daughter of Jeffrey Richardson, of Boston. His widow and two daughters survive him.
[June] 2. Mary A., 82, widow of the late Hon. Willard Pope Harriman, and daughter of the late Joseph Ellis, of Brooks.
[June] 6. In Brockton, Mass., James S. Dyer, 53, a former resident of Belfast.
[June] 14. George J. Brown, 51.
[June] 14. Capt. Thomas Warren, 85, a native of Islesboro. His wife, whom he married sixty-two years before, died 26 May.
[June] 17. Mrs. Mary Gilmore, 78, a native of County Antrim, Ireland.
[June] 18. Mrs. Mary E. Fletcher, 90, wife of Francis A. Russ, and a native of China.
[June] 18. In Roxbury, Mass., Mrs. Emeline Brier Eaton, 58, a native of Belfast.
[June] 20. In Bangor, George W. Gorham, 64. He was formerly engaged in the shipping business in Belfast.
[June] 21. In Newton Centre, Mass., James Gammans, 75, son of the late James Gammans, of Belfast.
[June] 22. In Rockland, Mary A., widow of the late Samuel I. Lovejoy, and daughter of the late Dr. Chauncey C. Chandler, of Belfast.

[1900]
July 1. In Rockland, Laura F., 54, widow of the late Adoniram J. Ingraham, formerly of Belfast.


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1900.
July 1. In Lawrence, Mass., Ruth A., 42, wife of Luther Calderwood, of Belfast.
[July] 4. Capt. Isaac Miller Boardman, 79. He was born in Islesboro, and in early and middle life commanded several first-class ships. Retiring from the sea during the Civil War, he became prominent in local politics. Besides holding other offices, he was Representative to the Legislature, in 1873-74; State Senator, in 1887; City Treasurer, in 1877; and Mayor, in 1878. (See chapter ii and Portrait.)
[July] 11. In Swanville, Ross E. Keene, 53.
[July] 14. Margaret Ritchie, 9, daughter of Richard B. Snell, of Oakland, Cal.
[July] 15. Edmund Stevens, 59, son of the late Edmund Stevens. During the Civil War he served in the Fourth and Nineteenth Maine Regiments, and in the First Maine Heavy Artillery.
[July] 18. In Somerville, Mass., Everard Irving, 4, son of Frank I. Wilson, recently of Belfast.
[July] 23. Harriet, 77, widow of the late Rufus P. Hassell, and daughter of George Sidens Parker, of Warren.

[1900]
Aug. 2. Lydia Jane, 79, widow of the late Capt. William Otis Alden, and daughter of the late Dennis Emery.
[Aug.] 9. In Dorchester, Mass., Nehemiah T. Merritt, 76, formerly of Belfast.
[Aug.] 11. In Cambridgeport, Mass., Herbert Norris, 25, a former resident of Belfast.
[Aug.] 16. In Dorchester, Mass., Alzada F. Austin, 69.
[Aug.] 25. Mrs. Lydia M., 80, widow of the late Azro Russell.
[Aug.] 26. In Cambridge, Mass., Mrs. Ann Tucker Crosby, widow of the late Cazneau Palfrey, D.D., pastor of the Unitarian Church in Belfast from 1848 to 1872.
[Aug.] 29. Harold L., an infant son of William J. Robbins, Jr.
[Aug.] 30. Ezra J. Roberts, 72, a native of Brooks, and a private in Company I, Fifteenth Maine Regiment, during the War. Killed while walking upon the railroad track. (See Accidents.)

[1900]
Sept. 3. In Malden, Mass., Capt. J. Barnet Durham, 73, son of the late Jonathan Durham, and grandson of John Durham. He followed the sea for thirty-five years, commanding some of first-class ships. His collision in 1856, while master of the bark Adriatic, with the French steamer Lyonnais, and the subsequent escape of his vessel from Havre, was a notable event in his career.
[Sept.] 8. Ann E., infant of Everett Albert Nickerson.
[Sept.] 11. In Alaska, Herbert J., son of the late Rev. John Lymburner Locke, of Belfast.
[Sept.] 13. In Chorley, England, Mrs. Helen Hodgkinson, 58, recently a brief resident in Belfast.
[Sept.] 14. Forest, 9, son of Fred A. Robbins.


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Sept. 15. Cyrus D. Tibbetts, 86, a native of Washington.
[Sept.] 15. In Boston, William Ezra, 57, son of the late Ezra Bickford.
[Sept.] 21. Oliver Gordon Critchett, 69, a well-known wholesale shoe manufacturer. He was born in Candia, N. H., and came to Belfast in 1872.

[1900]
Oct. 1. In Shanghai, China, Henry S. Fobes, 24, only son of the late Vesta Veazie Hurlburt, formerly of Belfast.
[Oct.] 2. Horace E. Twombly, 34. He was son of Nathaniel Twombly, of Monroe.
[Oct.] 3. Charles E., 1, son of William J. Robbins, Jr.
[Oct.] 5. In Vinalhaven, Richard Brown, 92, formerly of Poor's Mills.
[Oct.] 10. Sarah H., 80, widow of the late Capt. Joel Smart, and a native of Deer Isle.
[Oct.] 11. Sarah A., 80, widow of the late Asa Faunce. She was a daughter of the late John Haraden, and the last of her generation.
[Oct.] 15. Joseph C. Rackliffe, 63, of Unity.
[Oct.] 17. In Newburyport, Mass., Calvin Hervey, 82, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Belfast. His death took place while on a visit to his native place. He was in the watch-making business in Belfast more than fifty years, and was noted for his strict integrity and public spirit.
[Oct.] 23. Allen Hall, 85, recently of Waldoboro. He was a native of Nobleboro, and father of Cyrus Brainard Hall, of Belfast.
[Oct.] 29. Andrew Mason, 86, of Prospect.
[Oct.] 30. In Washington, D. C., Almira, 85, widow of the late Sullivan Patterson, formerly of Belfast, and daughter of the late Paul Revere Hichborn, of Stockton Springs.
[Oct.] 30. Frederick H. Francis, 50, a native of Rockland, Mass. He had been engaged in the shoe business in Belfast since 1876.

[1900]
Nov. 10. In Dorchester, Mass., Eleanor F., 44, wife of George W. Varney, recently one of the proprietors of the Crosby Inn.
[Nov.] 18. In Stockton Springs, Milton F. Carter, for many years a ship-carpenter and trader in Belfast. He was son of Jonathan Carter, of Montville.
[Nov.] 18. In Lynn, Mass., Mrs. Lucinda Cottrell, 85, a native of Jackson, and for many years a resident of Belfast. Two of her sons, Jefferson and Judson, lost their lives in the Civil War.

[1900]
Dec. 8. Flora Evelyn, 29, wife of George H. Robertson. She was a daughter of David Webber, of Searsport.
[Dec.] 10. Eliza Ann, 78, widow of the late Capt. Richard Hopkins, and daughter of the late Peter R. Holmes, of Belfast.
[Dec.] 14. Enoch W. Carter, 75. He was a house-joiner by trade, but for several years acted as clerk in hardware stores.
[Dec.] 16. John A., 35, son of Thomas P. Logan. He was an honest, intelligent, and much-respected young man.
[Dec.] 25. In Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Fannie (Patterson) Horton, 50, formerly of Belfast.


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Dec. 26. Mrs. Abigail J. Bates,71.
[Dec.] 26. In Panova, Iowa, Rachel Coburn, 77, widow of the late Parker Jewett, formerly of Belfast.
[Dec.] 29. Mrs. Mary A. Bradman, 69.
[Dec.] 31. In Rockland, George H. Copeland, 40, a resident of Belfast from 1883 to 1885.
[Dec.] 31. In Lincolnville, Olive S., 73, widow of the late Jacob D. Tucker, of Belfast. She was daughter of the late James Mathews, of Lincolnville.