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Aged Persons of Deer Isle

Source: George Hosmer, An historical sketch of the town of Deer Isle, Maine, with notices of its settlers and early inhabitants (Boston, Mass.: Stanley and Usher, 1886).

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We will now give a list of those persons, with their ages, who have since 1833 attained the age of ninety years and upward, and died in this town:—

In 1833, Mrs. Colby, widow of Joseph Colby, aged 97.
" 1835, Mrs. Small, widow of Job Small, aged 96.
" 1835, Mrs. Carman, widow of Levi Carman, aged 91.
" 1836, Mrs. Thompson, widow of Thomas Thompson, aged 91.
" 1838, Mrs. Calvin Turner, aged 90.
" 1842, Ignatius Haskell, Esq., aged 91.
" 1844, Mr. Elijah Dunham, aged 90.
" 1844, Mrs. Colby, widow of Ambrose Colby, aged 92.
" 1850, Mrs. Raynes, widow of John Raynes, aged 91.
" 1852, Mrs. Barbour, widow of Solomon Barbour, aged 92.


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In 1854, Timothy Billings, aged 90.
" 1854, John Closson, aged 90.
" 1857, Mrs. Tyler, widow of Joseph Tyler, Esq., aged 93.
" 1859, Major Nathan Low, aged 94.
" 1860, Francis Marshall, aged 92.
" 1863, Peter Hardy, aged 93.
" 1863, Naylor Small, aged 91.
" 1863, or about that time, Mrs. Closson, widow of John Closson, aged 91.
           Mrs. Closson, widow of Nehemiah Closson, aged 91.
" 1866, Robert Campbell, aged 92.
" 1865, Joseph Clifton, aged 94.
" 1866, Mrs. Thurston, widow of Amos Thurston, aged 91.
" 1859, Mrs. Lunt, widow of Micajah Lunt, aged 95.
" 1864, Edward Small, aged 94.
" 1858, David Torrey, aged 90.
" 1869, William Raynes, aged 91.
" 1869, Mrs. Alexander, widow of Ezekiel Alexander, aged 93.
" 1871, Mrs. Powers, widow of Dr. Moody Powers, aged 91.
" 1872, Abijah Haskell, aged 91.
" 1873, Jonathan Haskell, aged 94.
" 1875, Mrs. Torrey, widow of James Torrey, aged 91.
" 1875, Mrs. Carman, widow of Frederick Carman, aged 90.
" 1879, Mrs. Torrey, widow of David Torrey, aged 97.
" 1882, Mrs. Porter, widow of William Porter, of Lyme, New Hampshire, aged 93.
" 1882, Mrs. Sarah Fifield, aged 96.
—In all, thirty-six persons.