Work began on this resource in June 2008, in an effort to make the paper-based historical resources of the McArthur Public Library more widely available. The information in the Resource comes from the hundreds of index cards written and maintained by McArthur Librarians since the 1930’s. Some of the resources, especially the very early newspapers, are no longer in existence—or if they do exist may be quite difficult to obtain. Some of the resources, such as the Scrapbooks, can only be accessed inside the Library. We will continue to add to the Resource, and shall continue to add links as more resources are available online. Any questions or comments about the Resource can be directed to the Reference Desk.
BDJ – Biddeford Daily Journal [newspaper]
BJ – Biddeford Journal [newspaper]
BSJ – Biddeford Saco Journal [newspaper]
BWJ – Biddeford Weekly Journal [newspaper]
JT – Journal Tribune [newspaper]
Obit – obituary
& J –
“Photo collection” refers to the McArthur Public Library photograph collections.
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Adams, John Q.
Born 1804. Sailed with Captain Tom Farris, and lived at
Adams, Simon B.
(1829-1917) Son of Selucas Adams,
lived in house at
Born in town of
Allard, Marcel (Duke)
(1913-1965) Obit in BDJ 08/02/1965, p.2 c.2. [Also Jeannette Allard died in July 1965]
Allard, Paul A.
Allen, Amos L.
Allen, Dr. John
Andrews, George R.
Grocer. Andrews & Horrigan's store,
Andrews, George W.
Granite firm. Obit in BWJ 03/26/1926, p.2 c.4.
Andrews, Ira (Captain)
Died 11/20/1893, Age 83 years 4 mos. Buried in
Stone quarries, 1866. Obit in BWJ 04/06/1888, p.3 c.2.
Andrews, Leonard (Honorable)
(1822-1885) Home on
Andrews, Simon S. (Captain)
(1840-1927) Civil War veteran, active in city government.
Andrews, Solon S.
(1847-1903) Son of James S. Andrews. Was a noted submarine
diver. Granite contractor. Building new home on
(1813-1898) Came to
Anthoine, George A.
Celebrates 37th year in plumbing and hardware
business. Store on
Anthoine, John Neal
(1823-1911) Born in
Asselin, Louis N.
(1850-1921) Home at
Atkinson, Henry P.
Founder of "Atkinson's" furniture firm. Article on
Atwood, Emeline A.
Wife of Charles Atwood (obit in BDJ 05/14/1945). Always made mince pies for church suppers, always refused to say what was in them except that "she put in a little of everything about the house except Charles' red ties." Obit in BWJ 02/07/1908, p.6. Funeral in BWJ 02/14/1908, p.8.
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Bacon, Alvan (Doctor)
Died 11/24/1880, aged 74. U & J 11/26/1880, p.3 c.1 and also 12/03/1880, p.3. c.1.
Bacon, Horace (Doctor)
(1804-1888) Born in
Baillargeon, Alphonse J.
Grocer at Elm & Center Streets. Born in
Brief biography and picture in article on the 100th anniversary of Biddeford Savings Bank in BSJ 07/11/1967, p.1 & 5. Clipping of this article located in Biddeford Scrapbook #9, p.11-12.
(1910-1987) Born in
Known at "lumber king". Obit in BDJ 02/20/1911, p.5 c.1-3 and in BWJ 02/24/1911, p.8 c.4.
Banks, Esreff H.
(1821-1903) Home at
Banks, Frank A.
(1885-1957) Born in
(1909-1982) Journalist, author and summer resident at Fortune's Rocks. Obit in JT 08/18/1982.
Drowned on January 22, 1843 at Spring's
Bassford, Samuel J. (Doctor)
Father of mill operations in
Batchelder, Stephen P.
(1851-1921) Home at
(1826-1918) Born in
Death by railroad accident along with D. O. S. Hooper. BWJ 12/03/1886, p.3 c.2.
Benoit, A. H.
Clothier. Began retail career in
Benson, James (Captain)
Death notice of Capt. James Benson of
Benson, James Orrin
(1838-1900) Son of Jotham Benson and a Civil War veteran. Obit in BWJ on 05/11/1900, p.7 c.7.
Benson, Jotham (Captain)
Sea captain, born 1810. Life sketch in History of York County, Maine, p. 214.
Benson, Simon (Captain)
Died August 9, 1859. U & J 08/28/1859, p.3 c.4.
Benson, Thomas (Captain)
(1822-1904) Obit in BWJ on 12/16/1904, p.8 c.4.
Benson, William (Captain)
(1836-1901) Born on the
“Deceased day before yesterday buried today.” (05/02/1817) From Samuel Merrill diary, p. 66.
Died of consumption on July 20, 1832. From Samuel Merrill diary, p. 135.
Berry, George A.
(1853-1918) Obit in BWJ on 12/27/1918, p.8 c.2.
(1814-1896) Died April 14, 1896, age 82 years. Had 4 children, only 2 survived: Sarah A. (Mrs. Roscoe A. Bowers) and Annie O. (Mrs. Roscoe G. Dennett). Obit in BWJ 04/17/1896, p.3 c.4.
Died at age 82. U & J 08/03/1855, p.3 c.4.
(1811-1868) Life sketch in History of York County, Maine, p. 209.
Bickford, Cora Belle
(1859-1923) Local teacher, writer, and public speaker. Active in social and community organizations. Obit in BWJ 01/05/1923, p.1 c.2. See also Bickford's Local landmarks, p.14.
Died 06/13/1816, age 77. From Samuel Merrill diary, p. 61.
Died of consumption 07/10/1815. From Samuel Merrill diary, p. 53.
Bickford, Isaac (Deacon)
Died at Kennebunk on 10/27/1843, age 80. From Samuel Merrill diary, p. 180.
Popular actress in Civil War and later, well known in
Bienvenue, Alcide A.
(1872-1922) Born in
Biglow, Nano H.
Died 07/26/1790, age 75 years. Buried at
Blaine, James G.
Blake, Simon M.
Born 1815. Carpenter, mill owner, grocer and farmer. Life sketch in History of York County, Maine, p.215.
Lost at sea. U & J 03/23/1860, p.3 c.1.
Boivin, Omer E. (Doctor)
Mrs.Marie Bolduc née Travers, Canadian folk singer who performed under the name “Madame Bolduc”. Appeared many times at City Theater. See La Justice for 11/16/1934. Also pamphlet for 50th Anniversary Concert.
Bolduc, Joseph C.
(1883-1948) Editor and proprietor of La Justice newspaper, which continued until 1950. Obit in BDJ 01/02/1948, p.2 c.2.
(1862-1920) Came to
(1835-1920) Born in
Bouchard, Joseph E.
(1868-1922) Home at
Boucher, Gilbert R.
Daughter of E. E. Bourne, Kennebunk. Death on
(1907-1985) Employed at McArthur Library for 35 years, died age 77. JT 07/18/1985, p.2 c.5.
Bowers, Roscoe L.
(1835-1892) Born in
Boynton, Samuel L. (Deacon)
(1826-1912) Born in
Brackett, Amos S.
(1824-1900) Moved to
Brackett, Charles Henry
(1829-1898) Home at
Brackett, Edward G.
Brackett, James F.
Brackett, James G.
(1818-1905) Home at
Brackett, Joseph F.
Death notice of Joseph Brackett of
Brackett, Samuel B.
(1841-1900) Born in
Died of consumption 04/26/1828. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.117.
Bradbury, Frank E.
Burned his dead sister's (Hattie) body in the furnace of
their residence on
Bradbury, Frederick C.
(1854-1919) Obit BWJ 02/21/1919, p.7 c.5-6.
Bradbury, Hattie P.
Hattie's brother, Frank, burns her body in the furnace of
Bradbury, John O.
(1850-1921) Lawyer; born in Limington and came to
Bradbury, Moses (Captain)
Died 11/24/1837 (2nd Congregational Church
records). Built first house on
Bradbury, Moses, Jr.
(1793-1859) "Moses Bradbury Esq., whose death is noted on our obituary list, was a citizen much respected. Friends he had many. Enemies none. He was for successive years one of our municipal officers and for several years represented the town in the State Legislature. His loss will be regarded as a public one." U & J 09/02/1859, p.2 c.7.
Bradbury, O. H.
Reminiscences of Bar Mills record found in family bible. Written by O. H. Bradbury, born in Bar Mills in 1822.
Bradford, Alfred S.
(1869-1904) Home at
Brady, John (Reverend)
Obit BWJ 03/01/1907, p.6.
(1833-1904) Buxton painter and folk artist. Description of 3
paintings, see Maine Democrat newspaper 10/29/1867, p.2. Exhibits portraits of
D.M. Owen family at York County Fair in
Bragdon, H. H.
"Former Street Commissioner and quarry man died at his home on Pool Street 07/20/1928". Obit BWJ 07/20/1928, p.6 c.4.
Biddeford Journal employee, died age 84. Obit BDJ 12/31/1951, p.2 c.2. See Photo collection #1311.
Died 11/01/1841 in
Civic leader in
Brooks, William Grant
Born 1869. Sketch of career in BDJ 01/17/1912, p.6 c.1-3.
Brown, William Wells
Ex-slave lectures at Central House (U & J. 06/19/1857, p.2 c.5).
(1908-1989) Biddeford Pool resident, published current affairs newsletter "The Irregular" from 1978-1988. General articles about him see PPH 01/25/1983 and JT 07/15/1989. Obit JT 08/22/1989. [Library owns most of the newsletters.]
Bryan, William Jennings
Article on visit of William Jennings Bryan in BWJ 02/02/1900, p.5 c.5-6.
Bryant, Benjamin F.
Left $1000 to McArthur Library. BWJ 11/19/1915, p.1. Obit BWJ 09/17/1915.
Bryant, Foxwell Cutts
(1797-1892) Pioneer ice cutter of
Bryant, Lila Mosher
(1865-1922) Daughter of Captain Ben Mosher & sister of Mrs.
Elizabeth Cowan. Born in old Merrill homestead on
(1818-1894) Born on
Departed this life 09/13/1819. From Samuel Merrill diary, p. 81.
Obit BWJ 02/16/1872, p.3 c.1.
Died 06/28/1901, from List of events of 1901. [unknown resource]
Yard boss, father of Dennis and Michael Buckley. Obit BDJ 12/29/1897, p.6 c.2.
Died 11/23/1901, from List of events of 1901. [unknown resource]
Buker, Carver (Captain)
Died 07/03/1839, from Samuel Merrill diary, p.150.
So-called cult (Baha’i). Trial over estate in BDJ 05/17/1911 and 05/24/1911. Notice of former member Sarah J. Farmer in BWJ 11/24/1916, 12/01/1916, 01/12/1917.
Bullock, Wesley (Reverend)
(1818-1900) Obit BWJ 01/12/1900, p.8 c.3-4.
Early settler of Biddeford Pool; “Bunker’s Point” possibly named for him. See Shores of Saco Bay, p.52.
Bunker, Stephen (Captain)
Died of Yellow Fever 06/19/1802. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.5.
Burbank, Jane L.
Librarian at Dyer Library,
Old schoolmaster; was member of John Paul Jones’ crew on Bon Homme Richard. BWJ 05/10/1889, p.3 c.1.
Burnham, Andrew H.
(1841-1888) Civil War veteran; ran a book store at Main & Washington Streets from 1869-1888. His brother John Burnham was treasurer of Hardy Co. Obit BWJ 01/20/1888, p.3 c.3.
Burnham, George O.
Obit BWJ 05/12/1893, p.3 c.2.
Burnham, Harry H.
Burnham, John H.
(1830-1904) Father of Harry Burnham, lived at
Burnham, Lewis P.
(1819-1890) One of the “Forty-niners”. Obit in BWJ 04/03/1890, p.3 c.5.
Obit in BWJ 06/30/1871, p.3 c.1.
Burns, Clementine Kendrick
(1852-1922) Obit in BWJ 07/30/1922, p.8 c.2-3.
Burns, Bezela A. (Coghlan)
Widow of Patrick Burns who died in an accident, Spring 1910.
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Calderwood, George G.
(1852-1919) Father of Harry C. Calderwood. Obit BWJ 12/12/1919, p.8 c.2.
Carriage maker; died in Allston,
Died with a kind of consumption and loss of reason on May 22, 1819. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.80.
Carrier, Joseph N.
(1854-1926) One of the founders of Carrier’s Market; popular
businessman. Came to
(1835-1920) Born in
Carter, George A.
(1830-1906) Came to
Carter, George W.
Owner of successful flour and feed store in
(1832-1922) Born in
Mill reminiscences of Mrs. Domithilda Cartier, 58 years in Pepperell. BDJ 06/06/1914, p.5 c.3-4.
Cartier, George H.
(b. 1857) One of the first 'native-born' Franco-Americans in
Cartier, Moise ("Moses Quarter")
(1829-1924) Home at
Obit BWJ 01/13/1911, p.1 c.3.
Chadbourne, Owen Burnham
(1822-1901) Carriage builder of
Chadbourne, Joseph F.
(1832-1906) Carriage maker,
Chadwick, Nathan (Captain)
Died 03/25/1877, aged 74 years 5 months. Buried at
Nephew of William Dwight. Speech in
Chase, Amos (Deacon)
(1718-1818) Died at
Chase, Samuel F.
(1837-1889) Obit BDJ 05/06/1889, p.3 c.4.
Cheney, Clifford M.
(1870-1949) Died 06/22/1949.
Clarke, Edouard (Professor)
Callahan, Mary (Mrs.)
(1835-1906) Mother of wife of Dr. O'Neill of
Clark, Elisha E.
(1844-1904) Civil War veteran and prominent in civic affairs. Biddeford Scrapbook #2, p.94. Obit BDJ 12/09/1904, p.12 c.2-4.
Clark, George (Captain)
(1807-1891) Went to sea age 12. Brother was Capt. Benaiah Clark (obit BWJ 01/01/1892) and half-brother was Capt. William F. Gilpatrick (see note under Capt. Nehemiah Hill). Obit 01/01/1892, p.3 c.4.
French-Canadian, killed at age 32 while blasting a log on riverbank near Laconia Mill. Left wife & family of small children. U & J 09/28/1855, p.3 c.2.
Clark, Horace B.
(1851-1920) Son of Capt. Tristram Clark. Obit BWJ 05/14/1920, p. 8 c.5.
Clark, Mrs. James R.
Daughter of late Captain Edmund Perkins, noted ship-builder of Perkins Brothers firm. Obit BWJ 11/22/1918, p.6 c.3.
Clark, James R.
First appears in directory 1856. Last appears in directory
1870. Went to
Cleaves, Albert K.
Partner in jewelry firm of Twambley & Cleaves. Died aged 51. Obit BWJ 12/28/1888, p.3 c.3.
Cleaves, Benjamin F. (Judge)
(b. 1866) Partner in law firm of Cleaves, Waterhouse & Emery. Appointed Judge of Municipal Court of Biddeford in 1898. See Bickford's Local landmarks, p.23.
Cleaves, Charles H.
(1847-1917) Marble cutter for 43 years. Obit BWJ 09/07/1917, p.8 c.4.
Cleaves, Daniel (Esquire)
"Died in this town 12/09/1817, buried Friday 12th"-
Merrill diary. Came from
[For picture of wife see BDJ 08/14/1944, p.3 c.3-6.]
(1809-1865) Buried in tomb on Nason Hill. Born 01/01/1809, died 07/01/1865. President of York Bank from 1849 until death. Son of Daniel Cleaves who died in 1817. Obit U & J 07/21/1865, p.3 c.1. [BWJ p.2 c.7, 7/7/65]
Cleaves, William W.
Clifford, Achsah (Miss)
Many public bequests in will, gives stone pillars for entrance to the park. Obit BWJ 12/03/1897, p.8 c.2.
Clifford, Mary Ann
Died aged 84. Obit BWJ 10/14/1898, p.7 c.1. Probate of Clifford will BWJ 11/04/1898, p.7 c.3.
Cobb, Harlan P.
(1840-1907) Home at
(1782-unk.) See "Report of the trial of Jacob Cochrane: on sundry charges of adultery, and lewd and lascivious conduct, before the Supreme Judicial Court begun and holden at York...in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the third Tuesday of May, 1819. (40 p.). Available on microfiche through U. Maine, Orono. See “The Cochrane Delusion” in Saco Valley Settlements by Ridlon (p.269-282). See The Story of Waitstill Baxter by Kate Douglas Wiggin, 1913: Ch.10 & Ch.18.
See “The Cochrane Craze” BWJ 01/12/1894 p.3 c7; “Jacob Cochrane: one of his disciples tells of his own conversion” BWJ 01/18/1895 p.3 c.5; “Cochrane’s Wiles” BWJ 02/01/1895 p.3 ; “Cochrane’s Craze” BWJ 02/15/1895 p.3 c.3; “Cochranism:…” BWJ 03/15/1895 p.3 c.2; “Cochrane’s Arrest…” BWJ 02/07/1896 p.4 c.5; “Bolted from court:…” BWJ 02/21/1896 p.1 c.4; “In state prison…” BWJ 03/20/1896 p.1 c.3-4; “End of Cochrane…” BWJ 11/20/1896 p.4 c.4; “Recollections of old resident…” BWJ 05/08/1896 p.1 c.4-5; “Two strange gods:…” BDJ 10/12/1892 p.3 c.3-8.
Cochrane, Jasper Duncan
Saco physician 1888-1924; home at
His widow Mary Coffin died 11/04/1842 aged nearly 70. He died 01/28/1842. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.171.
Cole, Benjamin (Captain)
Of this town-died on 12/24/1808 on
Cole, Benjamin F.
Directories show him as a
Son of Mrs. Harrison Lowell of
Died with consumption 09/12/1818. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.77.
Died 07/19/1818 widow of Jeremiah Cole. Seventy-two years old. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.77.
(1841-1917) Farm on
Marrying Justice, 1850. BWJ 05/24/1918, p.6 c.3.
Died Saturday night with consumption. Buried Tuesday 02/19/1828. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.115.
Death notice of Jotham Cole of
Died with consumption 12/26/1825. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.106.
Died with consumption age 64 years, 05/24/184[?]. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.166.
Cole, Nathaniel [and family]
Cole, Mrs. Thomas
Obit BWJ 02/09/1894, p.3 c.3.
Cole, Thomas H. (Deacon)
(1815-1879) Life of Thomas Cole, BWJ 04/25/1879, p.2 c.5. Obit BWJ 04/11/1879, p.3 c.2. See also History of York County, Maine p.206.
Cole, Thomas (Captain)
Condon, Thomas (Captain)
Died at sea before 08/20/1858. Master of ship Elizabeth
Conlan, Warren J.
Conlon, Warren J.
Obit BWJ 01/03/1902, pl8 c.2.
(1859-1907) Born in
Coombs, Raymond R. (“Bobby”)
Died 10/21/1991, aged 83 years. Former pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics. Died at his residence in Ogunquit. JT 10/23/91, p.2.
Cosgrove, William A. Senior
(1871-1912) Undertaker, born in
Côté, François Xavier
Prosperous furniture dealer-“F.X. Cote Furniture”. Moved to
Coulombe, Joseph Felix (J. Felix)
Cousens, Franklin Burton
(1878-1902) Founder of speech contest. Obit BDJ 02/17/1902, p.6 c.2.
Cousens, Frank H.
Lived at Kossuth & South Streets. Obit BWJ 04/13/1900, p.7 c.1-2.
Died 12/04/1934. See History of the Old High School, Biddeford, Maine 1848-1881 by Mason, p.74.
Cowan, Edward L.
(1845-1904) Son of Louis O. Cowan; father of Arthur F. Cowan. Obit BWJ 06/17/1904, p.6 c.7.
Cowan, Louis O. (Captain)
Died 02/28/1863, age 50; buried at
Cowan, Caroline (Mrs.)
Crisp, Arthur W.
Died age 93; mural painter and former resident of
Mrs. Arthur Crisp. Obit BJ 11/24/1973, p.2 c.1.
Crowley, John W.
(1861-1918) Obit BWJ 09/20/1918, p.2 c.5.
(1834-1912) Home at
(1836-1914) Born in
Cummings, Abraham L. T.
(1865-1951) Member of
Cummings, Angie (Morton)
(1867-1952) Widow of A. L. T. Cummings, died 08/31/1952 age 85. Obit BDJ 09/02/1952, p.2 c.2.
(1829-1930) Mrs. Jane Cummings, one of the oldest
Died with a kind of consumption 07/21/1827. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.113.
(1838-1923) Widow of John G. Cummings, and mother of A. L.
T. Cummings. Born in Ossippee N.H. Came to
(1823-1906) Home on
(1836-1904) Solitary farmer, owned Timber Point/Curtis Point in the Fortune’s Rocks area. Died 06/06/1904, obit BWJ 06/10/1904. Reminiscence by Jonathan Little (former summer lodger) appeared in BWJ 07/08/1904.
Curtis, Joseph F.
(1881-1957) Obit BDJ 12/16/1957, p.2 c.2.
Older brother of Barnabas Cutter. Born about 1799, came to
Cutter, Abram E.
(1822-1900) Born in
Cutter, Barnabas E.
(1813-1888) Builder, brother of Abraham. Life sketch in History of York County, Maine p.190, image facing p.166. Died in Buxton. Obit BWJ 11/02/1888, p.3 c.2.
Cutter, George B.
(1843-1917) Son of Barnabas E. Cutter. Obit gives details on early construction activities in the Biddeford/Saco area. BWJ 11/30/1917, p.8 c.5-6.
Born in 1778, son of Thomas Cutts.
Widow of Dominicus Cutts, died 12/16/1853 age 73. U & J 12/21/1853, p.3 c.1.
Cutts, Thomas (Colonel)
Cutts, Thomas (Captain)
Buried last Friday with consumption 07/21/1839. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.150.
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Dean, Ezra (Doctor)
(1778-1858) [No obit found in U & J]. Died
sudden Sally Dean wife of Ezra Dean, in
Dame, Hubert H.
(1860-1916) Had laundry on
Dropped dead on the floor of his house, 10/12/1823. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.93.
Davis, Gertrude M.
(1875-1964) Library service 16 years: full-time 1943-1953; part-time 1954-1959. Obit BDJ 03/31/1964, p.2.
Deceased last Sabbath morning age 75 years 03/04/1831. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.128.
(1810-1903) Home at
Obit U & J 04/07/1854, p.3 c.1.
Davis, Thomas (Captain)
Lost at sea 11/03/1824. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.98.
Day, Frederick A.
(1830-1911) Furniture merchant, lived at
Day, Thomas S.
(1792-1880) Buried in
An organizer of the York County Wheelmen. Obit BWJ 12/11/1896, p.3 c.3.
First son born 03/14/1813, son Henry died at sea about 19 years old 11/1835. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.141.
Dearborn, Joseph H.
(1819-1920) Born in Hollis, came to
(1842-1901) Born in
Dearing, Joseph F.
(1827-1895) Obit BWJ 01/04/1895, p.3 c.8.
Dearing [Deering], Lucia Kimball
(1852-1916) Trust fund for hospital in memorial to her father John E. L. Kimball upon death in 1916. See BWJ 07/28/1916, p.6 and 09/04/1917, p.3 c.1-3. City appoints Board of Trustees, funds amount to $500,000-BJ 06/05/1961.
Dearing, Octavus A.
Printer; became first city librarian in 1863. Left in 1864
Deering, Edward M.
Claims to have introduced vertical handwriting in the
Deering, Gilman N.
Obit BWJ 04/15/1921, p.1 c.3-4. Estate estimated at $225,000-BWJ 04/22/1921, p.8 c.4-5.
Deering, Joseph G.
Decary, A. M. (Monsignor)
Victim of a holiday tragedy when he was struck and killed by
an automobile near his residence in
Decary, Zenon (Reverend)
Assistant at St. Andre’s Parish, a brother of Reverend
Monsignor A. M. Decary , pastor of the church, died
Biddeford-born writer/journalist. Worked for UPI in
Died in Pepperellborough 10/28/1800 “an old gentleman”. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.2.
Dennett, John Q.
(1829-1912) Born in
Dennett, Lora D. (Doctor)
(1851-1906) Physician, father of Carl Dennett. Obit BWJ 02/02/1906, p.1 c.1.
Dennett, J. [James] Vaughn
(1867-1959) Amateur journalist, sailor, builder, book
collector and fine furniture maker. Sailed to
Dennett, Winfield S.
(1839-1913) Born in Buxton. Opened office in
Deshaies, Albert F.
(1901-1964) Manager of Liggett’s store,
(1849-1921) Born in
Dolloff, David Ernest (Doctor)
(1870-1948) Born in
Donnell, James (Captain)
Widow died 08/25/1840. From Samuel
Merrill diary, p.160. The Donnells
(1838-1921) Home at
(1818-1895) Famous American ex-slave turned abolitionist and
equal rights worker. Delivered lectures in
(1804-1897) Famous Maine prohibitionist. Obit BWJ 10/08/1897, p.1 c.4-5.
Died at age "about 70". Came to
Pharmacist and owner of Doyon’s
Pharmacy. Came to
Drain, Michael F. (Reverend)
(1870-1933) Born in
Drake, Samuel Adams
Death notice of Daniel Dresser of
Duffy, John W.
(1875-1956) Died 06/01/1956. Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.107.
(1931- ) Poet. Biddeford/Saco Courier, 03/26/1992, p.20.
Departed this life, consumption. 12/14/1804. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.6.
Dupont, Pierre (Reverend Father)
(1844-1915) Obit and history, BWJ 12/17/1915, p.8 c.3. Fight
begins over estate, French Canadian Institute opposed as trustee (BDJ
08/14/1917, p.3 c.6-7). Final court decision on will (BWJ 04/01/1921, p.1
c.1-2). Left $20,000 for either a monastery in
Of this town, died 01/12/1826, age 86. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.107.
Dyer, Thomas (Captain)
Was drowned at the Wharf sudden and accidental on 10/06/1806. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.10.
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Eddy, Mary Baker
Eaton, Moses, Junior
(1796-1886) Craftsman. As a young man, stenciled walls in
Economos, Thomas G.
Obit BDJ 04/04/1955, p.2 c.2. Widow Mardella
Stewart Economos was a member of Christ Episcopal
Church and was buried in
Attorney. Obit BWJ 02/14/1908, p.7.
Edwards, George W. (Captain)
Edwards, Joseph C.
(1853-1922) Son of Capt. Joseph Edwards. Died 03/29/1922; obit BWJ 03/31/1922, p.6 c.4.
Edwards, Joseph (Captain)
(1822-1892) Home at
Edwards, Oren B.
(1857-1912) Born on
Edwards, Oren B., Junior
(1842-1921) Home at
Emerson, James (Captain)
(1840-1906) Home at
Emerson, Stillman Harmon
(1845-1914) Civil War veteran, born in
Emery, Samuel (Captain)
Died 04/23/1850, age 79. Union newspaper, 04/26/1850.
Emery, Simon (Captain)
Emery, Caleb (Doctor)
Served in Civil War at age of 15. Came to
Emery, George Addison
Emery, George L.
(1876-1944) Lawyer; partner in law firm of Cleaves,
Waterhouse & Emery. Appointed Recorder of the Municipal Court of Biddeford
in 1898. Son of Lewis W. Emery of
Died age 91, widow of Daniel Emery. U & J 03/23/1855, p.3 c.3.
Emery, Haven (Captain)
(1843-1922) Born in
Was driving oxen and got hurt by the wheel somehow and died 07/24/1830. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.125.
Emery, Rebecca Hitchcock
(1697-1786) Widow of Captain Smit,
married Nathaniel Ladd of
Emery, Thomas (Captain)
Died suddenly, 02/10, age about 80. BWJ 02/17/1865, p.3 c.1.
Emery, Thomas H.
(b. 1850) Worked as a quarryman and stone-cutter in
Emond, François Xavier
Etchells, James E.
(1862-1926) Obit BWJ 04/02/1926, p.1 c.3.
Obit BWJ 02/24/1888, p.3 c.3.
Evans, Thomas L.
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(1797-1847) Former governor and senator from
Departed this life with old age, 12/16/1819. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.81. [See Photo collection #1655 (chairs) and #1723 (house)].
Fairfield, Roy P.
(1852-1939) Known as “Al” Fairfield. First man in
Fairfield, S. S.
(1790-1863) Born in
(1845-1912) Home on
Falker, Nathaniel, Junior (Captain)
Followed sea 50 years, died age 77. Obit BWJ 08/29/1919, p.7 c.5.
Falker, Nathaniel, Senior (Captain)
(1821-1902) Commanded vessels for 65 years. Ship to carry
Farley, Peter M.
(1846-1929) Born in
(1864-1958) Came to
Fenderson, James H.
Fiftieth anniversary of jewelry business. See Biddeford Scrapbook #2, p.2-3.
(1839-1915) Went to sea, then became
Home at Jefferson and
Field, William H.
(1818-1912) Came to
Priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Obit BWJ 07/02/1886, p.3 c.5.
Flagg, James Montgomery
(1877-1960) Artist, summer resident of Biddeford Pool. Built
cottage at Pool (BDJ 05/11/1910, p.8 c.3). Sights whale and mistakes it for
submarine (BDJ 08/27/1914, p.8 c.4). Writes poem on condition of
(1707-1807) Died 04/17/1807 at age of 100.
Second French woman to make her home in
Fogg, James H.
(1835-1911) Home at
Fogg, John S. (Doctor)
Inspector General of the Army of the
Fogg, Mary Trafton
(1821-1907) Home at
(1802-1869) Historian and teacher. Born in Kennebunk, died
Henry Ford, automaker, visits
BWJ 10/05/1923, p.8 c.3.
Police commissioner. Obit BWJ 01/15/1897, p.1 c.8.
Obit BWJ 02/22/1924, p.1 c.4-5.
Fortin, Emile A. (Doctor)
(1865-1923) Born in
His home at southwest corner of Foss & Pool Streets sold to settle estate of his widow. U & J 06/06/1856, p.3 c.4.
Died in this town 05/21/1815, buried on Tuesday. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.52.
Died with consumption 01/07/1833. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.138.
Foss, Walter (Captain)
Foss, William A.
(1842-1906) Home at
Foss, William A.
See Bouthillette, Alfreda
Famous phrenologist lectured here for two weeks in March of 1848. As the result of his visit two octagonal houses were built.
(1823-1901) Lived on
Freeman, James R.
Oldest child of William P. Freeman of
Freeman, Josephine L.
(1837-1922) Home at
(1810-1842) Died 03/11/1842 of consumption at the age of 32. His wife died 10/1839 of consumption. From Samuel Merrill diary, 03/11/1842.
Freeman, William (Captain)
Hung himself 08/05/1820. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.84.
Freeman, William Prentiss
(1833-1898) Home near corner of Pool and Clifford Streets. Born in 1833. His mother was daughter of Captain James Murch. Obit BDJ 11/09/1898, p.6 c.2-4.
Frost, Edward Sands
(1843-1894) Born 1843 in Lyman. A tin peddler by trade who
later became a commercial designer of hooked rugs. He revolutionized the art of
rug hooking by creating stencils for drawing the designs. His designs were
stamped with "E. S. Frost & Co. of
Son of Edward Sands Frost. Obit BWJ 12/18/1925, p.2 c.4.
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Garey, Otis T.
(1833-1919) Oldest member of
Garland, James G.
(1827-1909) Invented automatic humidifier in 1881 which
allowed people to work in hot mill buildings. See Hendrickson’s Quiet
Presence, p.65. Obit BDJ 06/14/1909, p.8 c.2-3. Leaves $1000 to Second
(1836-1900) Daughter of George H. Adams, and first classical
Gay, Robert Henry
(1865-1962) Watch-maker/repairer, who lived in
Gay, Sarah E.
(1826-1913) Home at
Gendron, Joseph Philias
(1859-1942) Born in
Gibbs, George K.
Worked at the Pepperell Mills for 60 years. Superintendent
for 38 years (1881-1919); started first wide sheeting looms in the
Giguere, Aime (Reverend)
Pastor of St. Andre's Catholic Church; photograph with aides when new. BJ 09/10/1951, p.1.
Gilman, Albert H.
(1829-1911) Home at
Ginnelly, Dorothy (
(1902-1979) Born in
Gillpatrick, Benjamin (Captain)
Died 03/29/1819. From Samuel Merrill Diary, p.79.
Wife of Capt. Benjamin Gillpatrick. Died 12/29/1840. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.163.
Deceased on 03/07/1807, of
Nephew to Mrs. Enoch Lowell of
Gilpatrick, Christopher C.
(1860-1921) Home at
Gilpatrick, John K.
Death notice of John K. Gilpatrick
Gilpatrick, Samuel (Captain)
(1814-1885) Born on
Gilpatrick, Samuel C.
(1838-1921) Born in
Gilpatrick, William (Captain)
(1820-1907) Home on
Tailor who worked in the Crystal Arcade building. Had a sign
outside of a pumpkin with a large ram, the French symbol for “tailor”. He was a
small man, and a favorite member of the York County Wheelmen. (Memory of
Glassman, Harry P.
“Justice Glassman dead at 53”: JT 05/15/1981, p.2 c.2.
Born 1819. Life sketch in History of York County, Maine p.209. Obit BWJ 06/21/1895, p.3 c.2.
(1838-1907) Home at Fort Hill; began career as pilot in 1872. Brother to Capt. Harrison Goldthwait. Obit 11/13/1907, p.8 c.3.
(1829-1902) Son of Tristram
(d.1887). Born in old Goldthwait/e homestead on Fort
Hill. Commanded steamers “Augusta” and “S. E. Spring”. Pilot on
Goldthwait/e, Ervin F.
(1857-1919) Home at
Goldthwait/e, Fred Ophar
(1872-1923) Postmaster at
Goldthwait/e, Harrison (Captain)
(1842-1910) Lived at Fort Hill until 1908; harbormaster at Biddeford Pool. Son was Clarence Goldthwait/e; father was Capt. Tristram Goldthwait/e Sr. and mother was Mary Staples Goldthwait/e. Began as a pilot at age 16; commanded tug “Joe Baker” from 1883 to his death. Obit BWJ 04/22/1910, p.8 c.7.
Goldthwait/e, John B.
(1831-1914) Home at
Goldthwait/e, John Fred
(1840-1920) Followed the sea, then worked in
Goldthwait/e, Lauriston W.
(1833-1912) One of the last old-time river pilots before the advent of steam tugs. Born at Saco Ferry, lived at Biddeford Pool. Obit BDJ 05/13/1912, p.2 c.5.
Revolutionary War soldier and first keeper of Wood Island Lighthouse in Biddeford Pool. Father of Tristram G. Goldthwait/e.
Died age 70. “Had resided in this city but a few years”: no mention of birthplace. Obit BWJ 03/09/1860, p.3 c.1.
Goldthwait/e, Tristram G.
Old pronunciation of name was “Trus
Gooldthwite”. Son of Philip Goldthwait/e.
Member of state legislature in 1838, 1839, & 1841. Inspector of Customs at
Goldthwait/e, Tristram Jr.
(1836-1904) Lived life at Biddeford Pool; was a river pilot until 1861. In coal business from 1877 (in 1895 handled 12,000 tons) until sold out to Biddeford & Saco Coal. Brother of Daniel. Known as the “War Eagle of Ward One”. Obit BWJ 10/14/1904, p.2 c.1.
Goldthwait/e, Tristram N. (Captain)
(1890-1959) Home at
Goldthwait/e, W. F. (Captain)
(1832-1897) Home at
Goldthwait/e, William H.
Known as “Captain Bill”; died at Biddeford Pool age 49. U & J 06/29/1866, p.2 c.5.
Gooch, Woodbury G.
(1819-1892) Born in Kennebunk. Operated “Gooch & Haines”
Gooch, James Woodbury
(1847-1921) Home at
Goodale, Benjamin H.
Son of Stephen Goodale; died 04/12/1915. Obit BWJ 04/16/1915, p.6 c.7.
Goodale, Stephen L.
(1815-1897) Bought home on
Goodale, Walter T. (Doctor)
Deathe of Dr. Walter T. Goodale,
(b.1859) Chief of Biddeford Fire Department during the early 1900’s. Active in local organizations and politics. See Bickford’s Local landmarks, p.23-4.
Founder of the Pepperell Trust Company. Obit BWJ 02/15/1924, p.1 c.7.
Goodwin, Albert T.
Father of Miss
(1836-1904) Son of Capt. Nathanial Goodwin. In quarry
Goodwin, Amos (Captain)
(1836-1913) Died 06/27/1913. Obit BDJ 06/28/1913, p.7 c.3.
Goodwin, Charles E.
Goodwin, Charles H.
(1828-1900) Home on
Goodwin, Fred L.
(1860-1912) Former deputy marshal under Charles B. Harmon.
Goodwin, George B.
Newspaper man. Obit BWJ 06/10/1927, p.3 c.4.
Goodwin, George F.
(1848-1898) Obit BWJ 09/02/1898, p.8 c.4.
Goodwin, John Hartley
Goodwin, John M.
(1822-1905) Home at
Goodwin, Nathaniel (Captain)
Died 11/21/1843 aged 72. From Samuel Merrill diary.
Goodwin, Richard (Lieutenant)
Died with a consumptive complaint in his 55th year 08/11/1817. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.68.
Fell from a staging and died 11/05/1828. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.119.
Goodwin, Warren C.
Death notice of Joseph Googins of
Gookins, William S. (Captain)
(1819-1900) Sea captain born at house near Boston & Maine Railroad station; died at Pool & High Streets. "Big man, 200 lbs." Obit BWJ 12/21/1900, p.8 c.2.
(1778-1869) Farmer, died age 91.
Born 06/15/1773. Wife
Gordon, George C.
(1843-1900) Born on
Gordon, Mark (Captain)
(1807-1876) Home on
Third mayor of
A blacksmith, died 07/17/1802. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.5.
Twenty-two years of age, was drowned by falling through
(1618-1670). Deputy Governor of the
Gould, Mrs. Charles
Wife of Charles F. Gould. Died of cancer around 1884-1885. [See Photo coll. #1810 for tintype]
Gould, Charles F.
(1808-1861) Built Gould house in 1829. Buried in
Gould, Charles O.
(1831-1917) Son of Charles F. Gould. Store; said to be on "Gould's Hill". Obit 06/15/1917, p.8 c.6.
Gould, Elizabeth N.
Widow of Royal E. Gould. Obit BWJ 02/13/1920, p.3 c.7.
Was buried here on 03/08/1810-died suddenly age 81. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.16.
Gould, Royal E.
Gould, William H. (Captain)
Gove, Alvin Chadbourne
(1813-1898) Gove's grandfather died in the American
Revolution at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, and father served as a fifer (see
BWJ 10/21/1898, p.8 c.2-3). Home on
Gove, Edward H.
Lawyer. Originally in business at “Gove’s Law &
Insurance Office”. Later ran E. H. Gove Insurance Agency on
Gove, Henry H.
Insurance agent at “Gove’s Law & Insurance Office”. Son
of E. H. Gove; brother to Clarence & Everard.
Killed in hunting accident on
Gowen, Stephen (Deacon)
Gowen, Walter A.
Known at "Teddy". Sketch on proposed retirement "after 40 years" in 1906: BWJ 03/23/1906, p.2 c.1-3. Personal history and his record as an engineer on the Eastern Railroad from 1866 to 1922: BWJ 04/11/1924, p.3 c.3-5.
Graham, James A.
Obituary and purchase of
Retirement; description of hobby (making scale models of railroad stations), with pictures. Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.39.
Granger, Angelica K.
(1843-1918) Daughter of artist Charles Granger, found dead
in her home at 84 Summer Street,
(1812-1893) Artist/painter. Biographical sketch in Biddeford
Scrapbook #6, p.120. Funeral hymn on occasion of death of President Zachary
Taylor (Union 07/19/1850, p.2 c.3). Ad of Chas. H. Granger, offering to paint
landscapes and sea views, or enlarge daguerreotypes of dead (U & J
02/20/1857, p.3 c.4). Obit BWJ 09/08/1893, p.3 c.2. Painting in
(1859-1936) Artist & illustrator. Acclaimed specialist
in Garden painting in
Graves, Benjamin J.
(1824-1901) Born in
(1826-1916) Home at Pleasant Street,
Singer with Dot Karroll Company
dies backstage during
Gray, James A.
Brickmaster. Story of JAG bricks
Died 08/09/1867 age 59. Wife (Sophia C.) died 11/08/1896,
age 86. Gravestone at
Grebin, Joseph M.
(1859-1939) Born in
Green, Charles H.
Owned Green’s Shoe Store at
Founder of the
Greene, Charles F.
(1834-1905) Home at
(1895-1979) State game warden 24 years. Famous for Kenneth Roberts book Henry Gross and his dowsing rod, and other stories. Obit JT 08/15/1979, p.2 c.1.
Guilbault, Wulfran (Doctor)
(1862-1913) Born in
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(1840-1925) Home at
Haines, Moses J.
Obit BWJ 06/17/1898, p.7 c.1.
Haines, Mrs. William P.
(1815-1896) Born in
Haines, William Pickering
(1811-1879) Life sketch in History of York County, Maine p.209-10. Obit U & J 07/04/1879, p.3 c.3.Brief biography and picture in article in the 100th anniversary of Biddeford Savings Bank. BSJ 07/11/1967, pp.1 & 5. Same article appears in Biddeford Scrapbook #9 p.11-12.
Haley, Miss Adelaide
(1875-1961) Died at age 85. Obit BDJ 03/16/1961, p.2 c.2.
Haley, Benjamin F.
(1831-1899) Born in Hollis, came to
Haley, George F. (Judge)
Obit BWJ 02/22/1918, p.1 c.1-3. Memorial services held in
(1840-1921) Born in
Haley, John Cousens
(1843-1915) Born in Hollis; was a Civil War veteran. Came to
Haley, Charlotte T. (Hearn)
(1834-1900) Born in
Obit U & J 10/14/1859, p.2 c.6.
Haley, Thomas (Doctor)
Hall, Benjamin P.
(1823-1907) Home at
Hall, Henry H. (Reverend)
Acquitted of the murder of his wife. BDJ 02/08/1939, p.4-5.
Hall, Horace S.
(1833-1912) Ex-superintendent of
Hamel, Henry G.
Nephew of Monsignor Arthur A. Hamel. Wedding and personal history BWJ 10/14/1921, p.2 c.4.
Hamilton, Arthur S.
Livery stable proprietor on
Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin
Hamilton, Benjamin F. (Attorney)
(1836-1911) Son of Benjamin Hamilton, farmer of Waterboro. Figures in lawsuit over “Maine Men of Progress” mug book. Price $35. (BJ 05/11/1900, p.5 c.4). Story of client acquitted for theft who offered to pay with stolen watch. (BJ 05/04/1900, p.8 c.3). Obit BDJ 04/11/1911, p.7 c.1-3.
Hamilton, Charles S.
(1855-1900) Newspaper man and two-time mayor of
Hamilton, Daniel Stimson
(1858-1921) Born in
Hamilton, Fannie K.
(1858-1917) Fannie K.
Hamilton, Samuel C.
Oldest lumber man; father of ex-mayor Charles Hamilton.
Worked for Jos. Hobson until 1871, when he bought a mill on
Hamilton, Samuel K. (Attorney)
(1837-1922) Born in Waterboro. Began to practice law in
Hamilton, Sarah Fairfield
(1831-1909) Married to Benjamin Franklin Hamilton of
Hand, John (Captain)
News of his death 06/13/1817. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.67.
Harmon, Charles B.
(1849-1917) Home at
(1819-1877) Owner of Hardy Machine Shop. Came to
Hartley, R. F. C. (Captain)
(1812-1897) Richard Foxwell Cutts Hartley- born on
Hartley, Samuel (Captain)
Death notice of Capt. Samuel Hartley of
(1862?-1940) Librarian at McArthur Public Library from 1895 until November 1937. Knew author Kenneth Roberts. Obit BDJ 02/12/1940.
Drum major of Painchaud's Band.
Hawkes, Ralph W., Junior
See Journal Tribune 06/01/1982 p.2.
Hayes, Annie Fenno
Obit BWJ 02/09/1894, p.3 c.3.
Hayes, Joseph M. (Deacon)
Mrs. Olivia (Cowan) Hayes was the daughter of Louis Cowan, and a writer of poetry. She died in Berwick. Obit BWJ 01/26/1877, p.1 c.1.
Healy, James A. (Bishop)
(1830-1900) Obit and history of
Biddeford man, died age 82. U & J 04/20/1955, p.3 c.2.
Biographical sketch and political career: Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.100.
Hill, Charles V.
(1842-1905) Born in Ward House on Ferry Lane, son of Captain Waldo & Lavinia Hill. Was with father on ship during meeting on bark "Rodman" in 1859. Died on the Pool Road. Obit BWJ 01/06/1905, p.7 c.5.
Hill, Cynthia "Marm"
Israel Hill runs notice that she has left his bed and board. BWJ 09/07/1866, p.2 c.8.
Died 07/05/1839 aged 71. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery. Also [mentioned] in Merrill diary [?]
Hill, Ezra (Captain)
Home at Pool Road. Fishing captain for many years, died about age 85. Obit BWJ 04/07/1922, p.8 c.3.
Hill, H. E. (Doctor)
Obit BWJ 01/12/1894, p.3 c.8.
Hill, James Plaisted
(1845-1921) Son of Captain James Plaisted Hill. Born on Pool Road near Ferry Lane. Sketch of family. Obit BWJ 02/18/1921, p.8 c.6.
Hill, Jere [Jeremiah], Senior
(1723-1779) Married Mary Smith in 1746. Father of Jere Hill, the lawyer. Died 08/12/1779, aged 56. From Folsom's History of Saco and Biddeford, p.239.
Hill, Jere [Jeremiah], Junior (Honorable)
(1747-1820) Lawyer. Entered Harvard in 1767. Captain in army
during Revolution. Married Mary Emery in 1772. Home on Peirson's
Lane, bought by Samuel Peirson in 1820. Died
06/14/1820. From Folsom's History of Saco and
Hill, John (Captain)
Death notice of Capt. John Hill of Saco, age 68. U & J 04/10/1857, p.3 c.4.
Hill, John H.
(1826-1907) First freight agent for Boston & Maine Railroad. Grandfather of Paul S. Hill, M.D. Obit BDJ 10/28/1907, p.6 c.4-5.
Died Sabbath night 01/31/1830, age 79. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.123.
Hill, Keziah (Durrell)
Hill, Mary Emery
Wife of Hon. Jeremiah Hill, Junior. Died 09/05/1837, aged 85
years 6 months. Gravestone at
"Erected by Mary Emery Hill in memory of their children
– Obed Emery d.09/24/1786 aged 7 mos. – Priscilla
Emery d.05/28/1793 aged 5 years – Peter d.08/31/1801 in
Hill, Nehemiah/Nathaniel (Captain)
(1808-1889) Born on
Hill, Plaisted (Captain)
Received a severe chill coming home from
Hill, Samuel (Lieutenant)
Died with a fever 02/02/1826. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.108.
Departed this life 08/27/1840. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.160.
Hill, Waldo, Senior (Deacon)
Died 02/19/1844. From Samuel
Merrill diary, p.182. Married to Keziah
(Durrell) Hill 10/18/1792. Children: Waldo Jr. b.01/07/1794 (d.1834) – Betsy
b.06/21/1796 – Kezia b.12/09/1798 –
Hill, Waldo, Junior (Captain)
(1794-1834) Born in
Hill, Waldo (Captain)
(1814-1888) Home at
Hill, William (Captain)
(1820-1897) Home at
Hill, William M. (Deacon) &
Hill, Margaret W.
(1805-1884) Second Congregational Church (
History of Ilock Hills' store on
(1829-1913) Born in
Hobbs, Nathaniel (Judge)
(1824-1916) Judge of Probate for 44 years, and was oldest judge in U. S. in active service. Regarding the building of the "new iron pier" at Old Orchard: BWJ 04/22/1898. Obit BWJ 09/22/1916, p.1 c.1-3. Left estate of $60,000: BWJ 10/06/1916, p.8 c.2-3.
Hobbs, Reuben M.
Born 1821. Leader of coronet band and superintendent of
Pepperell [York?] Mill. Life sketch in History
of York County, Maine, p.211. "R. M. Hobbs, leader of Coronet Band
leaves York Mills after 12 years and moves to
(1816-1893) Lumberman. "Shipping sawdust to
(1828-1897) Born in Hollis. Came to
Mrs. Olive Hobson. Obit BWJ 10/12/1888, p.3 c.2.
(1841-1921) Born in
Hodgdon, Samuel K.
Keith booking agent, salary $20,000 per year. Had started on road in vaudeville monologue about 1882. Sketch of career BDJ 08/22/1907, p.8 c.6-7.
Holman, Daniel (Deacon)
Holmes, Charles W.
(1824-1906) Home on Pleasant Street,
Discharged. BJ 06/07/1918, p.3 c.7.
Holt, Everett (Captain)
Obit BWJ 12/30/1910, p.8 c.2.
(1720-1802) Born in Berwick, came to
(1755-1800) Died 06/12/1800 (consumption) aged 45 – Mary, his wife, died 01/18/1852 aged 86. Gravestone in Woodlawn Cemetery & Samuel Merrill diary [no page given].
Deceased. His 60-acre homestead farm for sale – 5 miles from
Hooper, Daniel H. B.
(1848-1911) Home at
Hooper, D. O. S.
Death by railroad accident, along with William Benjamin. BWJ 12/03/1886, p.3 c.2.
Hooper, E. H. C. (Colonel)
(1817-1898) Last of his branch of the Hooper family. In dry
goods business as well as insurance. Left
Son Charles died 02/18/1844. From Samuel Merrill diary.
Hooper, Leonard R.
(1863-1921) Born in
Born 1835 in
Hooper, Noah (Captain)
Died 05/15/1814 about twelve o'clock noon with a lingering sickness. Buried Wednesday at 11 o'clock. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.38.
Died with typhus fever 03/02/1830. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.124.
Was buried on 12/23/1809. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.16.
Hooper, William P.
(1785-1855) Born in the old Emery house on
Hooper, William P.
Son of William P. Hooper, Esquire. Died age 24 of yellow
Hopkins, Solomon (Captain)
(1755-1843) Revolutionary War veteran. Mentioned
Merrill diary, p.180. Gravestone at
(1863-1916) Born in
Horigan, Jeremiah C.
(1833-1897) Father of Cornelius & Michael Horigan. Came from
Hovey, Frank W.
Lawyer. Came to
Howe, Julia Ward
Famous abolitionist & activist, wrote the “Battle Hymn
of the Republic.” Son was pastor of
Hussey, Charles E.
Dentist. Born in
Hussey, George E.
(1851-1922) Home at 13 Crescent Street. Born in
Hutchinson, Henry G.
Obit BWJ 02/19/1926, p.8 c.4.
Hyde, Ariel Perry
A founder of the
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Jeffrey, Charles E. (Lieutenant)
Co-owner of the Riverside Press in
Jeffrey, William H.
Co-owner of the Riverside Press in
Jelleson, Abel H. (Judge)
(1820-1895) Born in Waterboro, came to
Jelleson, Sarah E.
(1822-1905) Wife of Abel H. Jelleson.
Jewett, Sara Orne
Johnson, Herbert F.
Founder of Staples, Johnson & Company; later the Marblehead Boatyard. Obit BDJ 07/19/1955, p.2 c.2.
Johnson, John Wesley (Doctor)
(1829-1907) Kidnapped at age 3 by Indians, recognized at age
26. Died at
(1900-1956) Obit BDJ 10/15/1956, p.1.
Jordan, Daniel Scamman
(1824-1921) Son of Ichabod and
(1841-1914) Born in
Son of Capt. Tristram Jordan, age 18. U & J, 03/23/1855, p.3 c.3.
Jordan, George V. (Captain)
Home on Storer Street, Saco. Died 05/29/1887 about 76 years old. Obit BDJ 05/31/1887, p.3 c.1.
Jordan, Ichabod (Captain)
(1770-1865) With wife Mary Coffin had eight children. Disaster of ship “Pepperell”. Obit of son, Capt. Tristram Jordan of Saco, who washed overboard in the Atlantic: U & J 12/19/1856, p.2 c.4. Other son Capt. James Jordan died at 36 in New York; buried 07/01/1839.
Wife was Elizabeth Nason. His son, Daniel Scamman Jordan, was born in their Pool Street home 07/23/1824, and died in Haverhill, Massachusetts: Obit BWJ 01/07/1921, p.8 c.6. Daniel was the last surviving member of the 12 children of Ichabod and Elizabeth Jordan. [Farmer?]
Jordan, Mrs. Ichabod
Obit in U & J, 04/13/1855, p.3 c.1. [Mary Coffin or Elizabeth Nason?]
Jordan, Ralph Tristram
(1764-1850) Son of Judge Rishworth Jordan and father of Capt. Rishworth Jordan (1794-1889).
Jordan, Rishworth (Judge)
(1719-1808) Oldest son of Samuel Jordan and builder of house turned into Stella Maris school [now owned by the University of New England]. From Folsom’s History of Saco and Biddeford, pp.272-3. His son was Rishworth Jordan Jr., Biddeford town clerk.
Jordan, Rishworth (Major)
Jordan, Rishworth, Junior
(1754- ) Son of Judge Rishworth Jordan and Abigail Jordan. From Biddeford Town Records, Book II, p.272.
(1792-1872) “The old hermit of
Jordan, Rishworth (Captain)
(1794-1889) Son of Ralph Tristram Jordan, grandfather of photographer Robert H. Gay. Went to sea at age 21; first wife died in 1847, second wife died in 1882. Obit BWJ 10/18/1889, p.3 c.4. Obit says lived 63 years in same house—or from 1826 until death.
(1818-1900) Son of Ichabod
Jordan, Rishworth, Junior
(1819-1903) Father was Rishworth
Jordan Sr. (1798-1868); lifelong residents of
Jordan, Robert (Reverend)
Pioneered Episcopacy in
Jordan, Samuel (Captain)
(1684-1742) Builder of the Goldthwait
House. From Folsom’s History
of Saco and Biddeford, p.237-239. Progenitor of the
Jordan, Samuel (Major)
Died of consumption Buried 07/19/1811. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.21.
Town crier. M. A. 03/10/1851, p.3 c.5.
Jordan, Samuel (Captain)
(1803-1888) Of Lower Biddeford. Went to sea at 16. Obit BWJ 04/13/1888, p.3 c.1.
Jordan, Sarah Ann
(1812-1904) Widow of Captain George V. Jordan. Obit BDJ 12/02/1904, p.7 c.6.
Jordan, Sophia S.
Wife of Rishworth Jordan, Pool Road. Died aged 73. Obit BWJ 11/30/1888, p.3 c.2.
Jordan, Tristram (Colonel)
(1731-1821) Third son of Capt. Samuel Jordan. One of the first merchants of Biddeford; Massachusetts Senator in 1787. Moved to Saco in 1749, lived on estate at "Deep Brook" from 1780s forward. See Folsom's History of Saco & Biddeford, p.291. Died at Saco, age 91, 11/02/1821. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.85. See also Biddeford Scrapbook #1, p.10.
Jordan, Tristram (Captain)
Death of Captain Tristan [sic] Jordan of Saco, washed overboard from ship “Pepperell” in mid-Atlantic. U & J 12/19/1856, p.2 c.4.
Civil engineer; equipped paper plant at Newfoundland for Lord Northcliffe, owner of London Times. Obit BWJ 05/19/1922, p8 c.5.
Judkins, George W. “Babe”
Dies at 43 Hill Street (home of Cynthia Hill), aged 33. “Well known, possessed many good characteristics.” BDJ 11/20/1890, p.3 c.2.
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Kearney, Patrick J.
(1858-1920) Born in Biddeford. Obit BWJ 10/29/1920, p.8 c.7.
Of Biddeford. Went to California on brig “Sam & Ben”, died on shipboard on way home in December 1850. U & J, 02/28/1851, p.3 c.3.
Keeley, Leslie E.
(1832-1900) Bi-chloride of gold process. City Report of 1892-1893, p.49.
Kelly, Mrs. Melville H.
(1853-1921) Daughter of Samuel W. and Mary Lunt. Taught in Biddeford schools 14 years. Home was on Old Orchard Road, taken over by Biddeford & Saco Country Club. BWJ 01/21/1921, p.8 c.7.
Kendall, L. H. (Colonel)
Obit BWJ 11/27/1908, p.7 & 8.
Kendall, Nathan W.
Obit BWJ 11/08/1929, p.6 c.1.
Kendall, Robert [& John Etchells]
Obit BWJ 02/24/1888, p.3 c.3.
Kimball, Nathaniel E.
Son of Judge Nathaniel Kimball. Obit BWJ 02/10/1911, p.8 c.6.
Kimball, Nathaniel (Judge)
Made brick token to use a currency during Civil War, token passed for 75¢, BWJ 10/17/1884, p.3 c.1. Character sketch, BWJ 11/27/1885, p.3 c.5. Obit BWJ 03/20/1891, p.3 c.2. Story of practical joke involving Sandy Brook & Sandy Brook Lighthouse, BWJ 11/25/1921, p.7 c.4.
Died with a cancer in his throat or neck in
Died 02/11/1849, aged 65.
Knight, Louis Aston
Aston Knight was a landscape painter who summered in
Biddeford Pool. Charles Knight was an architect, and at one point the only
practicing American architect in
Kozloff, William J.
Died aged 67. Home on
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Lane, Gertrude B.
Editor of Woman’s Home Companion. Sketch of early
Story of old gravestone dug up in
Recollections of grandson of Deacon Amos Chase, who at 9
with his father & uncle saw
(1840-1921) Had lived in
Landry, George A.
Born 1874 in
(1888-1960) Owned Landry pharmacy in
(1835-1913) Father of Gertrude Lane, later editor of Woman’s
Home Companion. Piano and organ dealer in
Lane, T. K.
Operated the Biddeford House [see U & J 07/29/1859, p.3
c.6], then purchased and ran the Ferry House at
Drowned, body recovered - BJ 05/27/1912. Obit BJ 05/31/1912.
Larochelle, Joseph R. (Doctor)
Celebrates fiftieth year of medical practice in Biddeford: BDJ 06/19/1957, p.1 c.1. See also Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.86.
Lassell, Israel (Captain)
Married Abigail Hill of
Lassell, Issabella (Isabella)
Daughter of John & Mary Lassell.
Died 10/10/1837, aged 19 years. Buried in
(1845-1936) Mother of Louis B. Lausier
and widow of Antoine Lausier. Born in
Lausier, Louis B.
(1879-1962) Born in
Cast away at sea; news of his death 04/01/1827. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.112.
Leavitt, Edward H.
(1824-1907) Home at
LeBlanc, Mrs. Francois
(1823-1908) Second oldest French resident dies at age of 85.
Was next to come after Joseph Shevenell. Came to
Ledoux, Urbain J.
Lee, George Williams
“Hills Beach Hermit”, also known as “Bully Lee”. Came to
Died with consumption 05/21/1832. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.135.
(1780-1824) Died 07/.26/1824. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.97. Birth noted in Biddeford Town Records book 4, p.346a.
LeGallee, Cora C.
(1856-1916) Born Cora Estelle Craig in
Moved from Little Falls to Pepperellborough 01/19/1801. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.2.
Leland, Joseph (Esquire)
Leland, Joseph W.
LeSieur, Arthur (Judge)
Obit JT 10/27/1977.
Biography, see JT 04/28/1982, p.1 c.1.
Libby, George W.
(1842-1900) Born in
Libby, Joseph R.
Story of business career in
Of Saco, age 88. Had 13 children, 101 grandchildren, 129 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren. U & J 01/31/1851, p.3 c.3.
Libby, William F.
(1838-1918) Obit BWJ 12/27/1918, p.8 c.3.
[Voting in Biddeford]
1860: Lincoln 818, Douglas 605, scattering 53. Six out of 7 wards gave Lincoln clear majority and teh 7th ward was a tie.
1864: Lincoln carried wards 1, 3, 5; McClellan 2, 4, 6, 7. Total vote Lincoln 675, McClellan 703. High school boys vote: Lincoln 23, McClellan 8.
(1806-1864) 1857 Directory shows him as owner of Brass Foundry on Spring’s Island. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery near center gate. Obit Union & Jouirnal 12/24/1864, p.3 c.2.
Lindsay, Andrew J.
Crossed the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower II. Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.87.
Linehan, Timothy P. (Reverend)
(1847-1922) Priest for St. Mary’s Catholic Church 1890-1922. Sketch of life and celebration of 25 years as pastor of St. Mary’s parish, BJ 08/20/1915. Obit BWJ 03/03/1922, p.7 c.1-4. (See also obit for brother Colonel John C. Linehan of New Hampshire in BWJ 09/22/1905, p.1 c.3-4).
Littlefield, Gilman P.
(1838-1910) 55 years with Saco Water Power Company, Superintendent 1896-1910. Lived at 169 South Street. Obit BWJ 03/18/1910, p.8 c.5-7.
(1843-1925) Wealthy railroad builder from St. Paul, Minnesota (see Who Was Who in America 1897-1942). Built Livingston Estate at Fortune’s Rocks (see BDJ 02/19/1965, p.4 for history). [Photo coll.]
“Trouble with John L. Sullivan” (BDJ 05/14-16/1893); Active in Pepperell Mill strike (BDJ 06/11/1893).
Locke, John Fairfield
(1838-1900) Born in Hollis, came to Saco about 1865. Owned City Market in Biddeford, and lived at 34 Beach Street in Saco. Farmer and cattle dealer. Obit BWJ 08/31/1900, p.7 c.4.
Locke, John S.
(1836-1906) Home at 90 Middle Street, Saco. Superintendent of Saco schools for 13 years; had kept book store prior to that. Obit BDJ 12/05/1906, p.7 c.4-7.
(1804-1900) Born in Ireland, came to U.S. in 1840’s and soon after landing came to Biddeford. One of the first Irish women to settle in Biddeford. Obit BWJ 07/20/1900, p.6 c.6.
(1835-1907) Home at Cutts Avenue in Saco. Brother of Sam Lord. Born in Buxton & came to Saco in 1852. Chief engineer of Saco Fire Department 1872-1889. Obit BWJ 07/12/1907, p.1 c.5.
Lord, Eugene F.
(1860-1921) Obit BWJ 09/02/1921, p.5 c.6.
Lord, Harry K.
(1859-1919) Home at 167 Alfred Street. Son of Capt. Joseph O. Lord, who had a livery stable on Alfred Street. Son ran business for 25 years (1894-1919). Obit BWJ 08/08/1919. Business bought by Oren B. Edwards, BWJ 11/07/1919, p.3 c.6.
Lord, Henry I.
(1839-1903) Born in Canada, died in Biddeford. Sketch of life BWJ 07/03/1903, p.7 c.3-4.
Lord, John Henry
(1839-1907) Cobbler, with store at 23 Main Street on Factory Island, Saco. Brother of Sam Lord. Obit BWJ 02/08/1907, p.7 c.5.
Lord, Joseph O. (Captain)
Sketch of life/obit BWJ 11/15/1895, p.3 c.4.
Lord, Pierre (Peter)
(1831-1914) Home at 48 Sullivan Street. Born in Quebec, came to Biddeford in 1868. Obit BDJ 08/21/1914, p.8 c.4.
Lord, Samuel L.
(1841-1911) Famous druggist of Saco. Obit BWJ 01/06/1911, p.1 c.7-8.
Lougee, Bennett S.
(1834-1916) Had shoe store on Factory Island. Oldest merchant in business here; was last man to wear frock coat and top hat at business. Obit BWJ 09/15/1916, p.7 c.2.
Lovejoy, Edward F.
“Professor” Lovejoy, with offices at
Lowell, John B.
(1834-1921) Obit BWJ 07/15/1921, p.8 c.6-7.
Lowell, Silvanus (Captain)
Was blind when died at the age of 86. Buried 07/22/1830. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.125.
(1868-1920) Married to John Lubinsky.
Lunt, Alfred M. (Captain)
(1824-1885) Died in
Lunt, Cyrus K.
Age 77, of
Luques, Samuel W. (Judge)
Obit and sketch of life BWJ 09/03/1897, p.3 c.2.
(1887-1967) Obit in [
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Maguire, John W.
Owned 2 shoe stores in
(1847-1904) Home at
Died at his home on
Marcille, Albert O.
Born 1876 in
Marr, Miss Harriet Webster
(1881-1964) Descendent of Parson Webster of
Marshall, William (Captain)
Martin, Joseph H.
(1875-1959) Born in
Mason, Joseph T.
Painter and paperhanger. Obit BWJ 03/11/1910, p.1 c.1-3; funeral BWJ 0318/1910, p.7 c.1. See also Bickford’s Local landmarks, p.32-3.
Mason, Luther T.
(1834-1907) Born in
Maxwell, Archibald V. (“Archie”)
Succeeds father, Arthur F. Maxwell, as president of First National Bank. (BDJ 05/14/1869, p.1) Obit BWJ 06/12/1903, p.7 c.6.
Died in Newfield 11/21/1852 age 60. Formerly of
Maxwell, William (Captain)
Died with palsy aged 66 years 03/24/1840. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.156.
McArthur, George W.
(1872-1916) Home at
(1834-1920) Born Lydia A. Swan in
(1838-1914) Born in
(1864-1944) Daughter of Robert and
McCulloch, Andrew J.
(1837-1922) Born in
McDermott, T. J.
Owner and operator of the Biddeford Iron Foundry, which
opened in 1885; products included a variety of cotton machinery and castings.
Also served on the
McIntire, Calvin P.
(1839-1894) Organist and music teacher. Born in
McIntire, George S.
(1826-1900) An "eccentric character" in town, known as "the Mathematical Genius" and also "the Star Gazer". Objects to a caricature of himself printed in local French paper "L'Amerique" (BWJ 12/04/1896, p.3 c.2). Died at age 74, obit BWJ 07/06/1900, p.5 c.2.
(1817-1907) McIntire farm at railroad crossing on
Departed 12/07/1826. From Samuel
Merrill diary, p.111. Born in
McKenney, Carlos H.
(b.1864) Hardware dealer at
McKenney, Enoch H.
Photographer, born in 1825. Life sketch
of York County, Maine, p.212. Moved to
McKenney, Simeon P.
(1816-1891) Attorney, came to
McMullan, James H.
(1830-1921) First appeared in
Former agent of mills. Obit BWJ 02/22/1918, p.1 c.4.
(1839-1923) Born Elizabeth Hooper, wife of Charles O. Means and grandmother of C. Raymond and Mel Means. Obit BWJ 03/16/1923, p.8 c.4.
Means, Frank M.
(1873-1920) Born in his home at
Means, C. Raymond
(1908-1955) Died 12/07/1955.
Meeds, Daniel J.
Meeds, Mrs. Ellen
Shares memories of early
Obit BWJ 09/29/1893, p.3 c.5.
Poet, born in Biddeford. See Poets of Maine.
Mellen (Honorable Judge)
Menard, Jean Baptiste
(1819-1904) Home at
Merrill, Alvan R.
(1870-1916) Home at High Street,
Merrill, Harry L.
(1875-1963) Obit BDJ 11/18/1963, p.2 c.2.
Merrill, Samuel P. (Reverend)
(1835-1916) Grandson of Reverend Daniel Merrill. Born in
(1776-1845) Mill owner-kept extensive diary of happenings in
Biddeford/Saco area 1799-1845. Born in
Merryman, J. Albert
(1910-1967) Obit BSJ 10/23/1967, p.2 (same in Biddeford Scrapbook #9, p.13). Tribute in York County Coast Star 10/25/1967 (same in Biddeford Scrapbook #9 p.14) written by Alexander Bacon Brook, editor.
Meserve, Luke (Captain)
Death notice of Capt. Luke Meserve,
aged 54, in Canada East. Formerly of
Miles, James H.
(1854-1904) Home at
Miliken, Chas. O.
Obit and sketch of life BWJ 09/11/1896, p.1 c.7.
Milliken, Albert H.
(1867-1947) Died Christmas eve 1947. BDJ 12/26/1947, p.2 c.2.
Milliken, Moses S.
Stone mason, Civil War veteran and Biddeford alderman; died aged 68. Obit BWJ 11/23/1888, p.3 c.3.
See St. Mitchell, Charles Antoine
Monaldo, James D.
“Two in custody in Biddeford man’s homicide” (JT 01/02/1988, p.1). Murder aftermath – JT 01/04/1988, p.1.
Mondor, Robert &
Mondor, Alice Lecharite
Monroe, James (President)
An account of President James Monroe’s
1817 visit to Saco in
Moody, Annie S.
(1861-1916) Home at
Moody, Charles A.
(1849-1916) President First National Bank 1903-1916; was with the bank 50 years. Obit BWJ 12/22/1916, p.8 c.2-3.
Moody, Charles E.
(1859-1915) Son of Samuel F. Moody and Mary E. Spencer. Obit BWJ 08/06/1915, p.8 c.7.
Moody, Roscoe C. (Captain)
(1873-1933) Born in
Moody, Samuel (Captain)
Moody, Samuel F.
(1833-1906) Home at
Moody, William (Colonel)
Died Friday in
Moody, William Pepperell
(1816-1901) Born in Saco, had store on
(1856-1921) Born in
Obit BWJ 05/08/1896, p.3 c.6.
(1821-1897) Stone contractor. Father lived “on the plains” –
gives route of old road through
Moore, Joshua E.
Death notice of Joshua E. Moore of
Obit BWJ 04/19/1861, p.2 c.6.
Morgan, Ernest H.
Proprietor of Old Corner Book Store, Washington & Main
Morrill, Samuel J. (Captain)
Died 09/19/1844 in
See Biddeford Scrapbook #2, p.112.
Morris, Edward Scammon
(1821-1906) Father of Estelle M. Tatterson.
Morse, Calista E.
(1873-1965) Born Calista E.
Milliken in Scarborough, married and lived in
Obit BWJ 05/02/1879, p.3 c.1.
Sketch of life and obit BWJ 10/04/1912, p.6 c.6.
Mosher, Benjamin (Captain)
(1813-1885) Son of Benjamin Mosher of Gorham and Polly
Born Mary Elizabeth Merrill in
Mosher, Thomas Bird
(1852-1923) Fine-press book publisher. First wife Ella
Dresser; second wife Annie M. Littlefield. Engagement announced to Annie
(1834-1914) Born in Ireland as Mary Dore. Family came to Quebec in 1840; she married there and came to Biddeford in 1869. A famous boarding house keeper for 40 years. [Sketch gives excellent detail of early immigrant life] BDJ 12/26/1914, p.8 c.5-6.
Moulton, Herbert F.
Minister of Biddeford Unitarian Church for 15 years, then given to First Unitarian of Sanford. See BDJ: 02/29/1912, p.7 c.1-2; 03/26/1912, p.8 c.4; 01/31/1914, p.3 c.4-5. For general sketches see BWJ 05/26/1905, p.10 c.6 & BDJ 10/08/1906, p.5 c.2.
Munro, C. P. M.
Owner and operator of “The Commercial Company”, a tea,
coffee and spice supplier located in the
Murch, Hiram (Captain)
Died 01/13/1867, aged 66 years 3 months. Wife Sarah died
11/15/1872, aged 73 years 3 months. Both buried in southeast corner of
Murch, James (Captain)
Died 09/21/1843, aged 66. Wife
Murch, William (Captain)
Death notice of Capt. William Murch
Murch, William, Junior (Captain)
Death notice of Capt. Murch, Jr.
of schooner “Frank”, this port. Died at Aux Cayes,
St. Domingo. “Mr. Benson, his mate, had his body preserved and took it to
(1846-1919) Born in
Murphy, William J. (Private)
Local boy royally entertained in
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(1841-1913) Shoe & cobbling business, corner Main &
Water Streets. Born in
Nadeau, Louis (1940’s/50’s)
See Rosenbaum, Ida
Entrepreneur. Owned a furniture/stove/hardware shop, a bakery, stables, and also worked as an undertaker. See Bickford’s Local landmarks, p.39.
Died at West Indies, formerly of
Nason, John (Captain)
Nason, Robert E.
Was buried in
Nason, William (Captain)
Sailed from this port and has not been heard from since 03/04/1831, from Samuel Merrill diary p.128.
Newcomb, Julia F. P. (Mrs.)
Only woman theatrical manager in
(1831-1904) Shoe manufacturer, came to
Nichols, J. T. G. (Reverend)
Notice of death of wife Eliza in
(1852-1923) Home at
(1861-1922) Born on
Has business in catching and shipping seals; has caught seals for 13 years. BWJ 06/19/1885, p.3 c.2.
Born 1811 at Cape Ann [
Sketch of life/obit, BWJ 04/29/1898, p.7 c.1.
(1878-1967) Genealogist. Obit BSJ 03/17/1967, p.2 c.1.
Noyes, William S.
(1841-1911) Boston Herald story of Noyes’ service in Civil War, capture by Confederates in 1862, meeting with General Beauregard, and his later interview with Abraham Lincoln-BWJ 10/25/1907, p.1 c.1-3. Saco publisher of Maine Democrat newspaper. Obit BWJ 04/28/1911, p.1 c.1-2.
(1822-1914) Born in Buxton, went to work for York Mills at age 13. Took part in their first strike. Obit BDJ 08/03/1914, p.5 c.6-7.
Nye, Samuel (Major)
Died 03/01/1826-from Samuel Merrill diary, p.109.
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O’Brion/O’Brien, William (Captain)
Name given on gravestone in
O’Connor, Joseph M. (Doctor)
Olsen, George (Captain)
Captain of the schooner “Mary A. Hall”, coastwise trade.
O’Neill, Eugene D. (Doctor)
(1865-1922) Physician and first president of the Emmett
Literary Society in
Orcutt, Lester B.
(1832-1906) Keeper of Wood Island Lighthouse for 19 years. Obit BWJ 03/16/1906, p.8 c.2-3.
Osgood, Napoleon B.
(1840-1916) Born in Porter,
See Sandler, Marion Osher
Osher, Samuel “Sam”
Local merchant, died suddenly. Prominent in business world, owner of “Sam’s Place”. BDJ 04/18/1951, p.2.
O’Sullivan, William (Doctor)
Retirement leaves “Dr. Bill” restless—article in Portland Press Herald 06/14/1976, p.1.
(1913-1986) Former district chief of the Biddeford Fire Department and custodian of the McArthur Public Library. Obit JT 01/06/1986, p.2 c.6.
Owen, Daniel E.
(1868-1939) Graduated from Bowdoin College and entered Andover Theological School to study Unitarian ministry (BWJ 06/21/1889). Married Jane McArthur of Biddeford (daughter of Robert & Lydia McArthur). Moved to Philadelphia to teach at the University of Pennsylvania. Obit BDJ 10/06/1939, p.10.
Owen, George F.
(1843-1906) Former mayor of Saco, father of Daniel E. Owen. George’s father (Daniel M. Owen) was a tailor who established his business in Saco in 1842. George was taken into partnership with his father in 1865, who then died 4 years later. Obit BDJ 12/10/1906, p.7 c.1-2.
Owen, Jane E.
(1868-1948) Born Jane E. McArthur in Biddeford, daughter of Robert & Lydia McArthur. Married Daniel E. Owen of Saco, later moved to Philadelphia. Obit 03/17/1948, p.2.
Owen, Margaret E.
Daughter of Daniel E. & Jennie E. [Jane?] Owen at home, 27 North Street, Saco, age 1 ½ years. BWJ 04/16/1897, p.3 c.1.
Owen, Richard G.
Of Saco, A lieutenant in Medical Corps. Killed in action in France on 09/26/1918. Son of William H. Owen; body brought from France and burial record includes picture. BWJ 09/09/1921, p.7 c.6-7.
Of Saco. Daughter of James and Mary Owens. Born in Biddeford, then moved to Saco. Was arrested and sent to reform school in Hallowell. BDJ 10/20/1906.
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Page, Amos W.
(1823-1891) Former overseer in Laconia Mills; died in Massachusetts. BDJ 09/04/1891, p.3 c.7.
Page, Elmer E.
(1861-1921) Agent of
(1853-1909) Founder of famous “Painchaud’s
Band”. Came to
(1857-1887) Brother of Pierre Painchaud, died age 30. Obit BWJ 04/22/1887, p.3 c.1.
Contracted in 1802 to carry mail daily between
Paquin, Joseph R.
Paquin & Carrol insurance agency. Last appears in 1937 City Directory.
Life sketch, BWJ 03/25/1887, p.3 c.6.
Parcher, Samuel F.
(1833-1912) Former Biddeford mayor, recalls his stories of playing in bands before the Civil War. Gives an old musicians’ pay scale. Obit BDJ 02/26/1913 p.8 c.2-3 and BWJ 02/28/1913, p.1 c.3.
Parcher, Sumner C.
(1854-1923) Born in
Pare, Jean B.
(1843-1921) Grocer on
Parent, Frederick Alfred “Freddy”
(1875-1972) Major league baseball player. Born in Biddeford
11/25/1875; first played baseball with New Haven in the Connecticut league;
eventually came into the majors with Boston in the brand new American League in
(1853-1919) Principal of
Parker, Jonas L.
Parlady, Jean Baptiste
Born 1857 in
“City crier and bill poster” and his long linen duster handed down from some past generation recalled by many readers. BWJ 01/25/1918, p.7 c.7.
Patterson, Daniel H.
(1818-1896) Ex-husband of Mary Baker Eddy, founder of
Christian Science Church. Brother lived on
Pearce, Albert L.
Assistant Librarian at McArthur Publci
Library for many years. Home at
Relict [widow] of Capt. Samuel Peirson
(1809-1860) Committed suicide. Obit BWJ 11/09/1860, p.2 c.5.
Wife Isabel born 1817, died 1905 or 1907. Gravestone in
Peirson/Pierson, Jeremiah H.
Died 07/24/1886, aged 80 years. Gravestone at
Peirson/Pierson, John (Captain)
Lost at sea 09/07/1826, aged 56 years. Gravestone in
(1759-1852) Known as “Squire Peirson”,
namesake of Peirson’s Lane. Born in
Peirson/Pierson, Thomas McCobb
Died 02/12/1865, aged 47 years 8 months. Gravestone in
Pepperell, Sir William
(1696-1759) After whom the Pepperell Mills were named; see Yorke’s Men and Times of Pepperell, p.13-4. Bill for wine at funeral – 1731 barrel; U & J 08/07/1857, p.3 c.1.
(1769-1825) Father of Colonel Edmund Perkins. Married Rebecca Staples 12/24/1794, died aged 55 years 08/26/1825. See Samuel Merrill diary, p.103.
Perkins, Edmund (Colonel)
(1803-1883) Fell in
Perkins, Edmund & Elias
Cousins of Mrs. Waldo Hill and came from
(1799-1866) Wife died with palsy 06/19/1840. Remarried to Mary Dunn on 11/10/1840. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.158.
Brother of the actor Walter Perkins. Obit BWJ 01/08/1926, p.3 c.1.
Of this town deceased a few days ago, aged 80 or more, 12/18/1831. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.133.
Perkins, Jacob (Captain)
Of Saco-died at sea in
Perkins, Joseph (Captain)
News received 02/28/1801 of death in
Perkins, Joseph F.
Son of Capt. John Perkins of
Perkins, Jotham (Captain)
Died with consumption 09/17/1819. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.81.
Perkins, Jotham (Captain)
Father of actor Walter E. Perkins. Wife died of pneumonia
while visiting their son Frank in
Died this month 10/30/1809. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.15.
Died 08/01/1832. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.135.
Widow of Frank A. Perkins. Publisher of books-removes
Perkins, Oliver (Captain)
Ten year old daughter dies-from Samuel Merrill diary 09/13/1841.
(1908-1987) Lived in Springvale. Obit see JT 10/27/1987, p.2 c.4.
Perkins, Thomas H.
Son of Capt. John Perkins. Died on board brig “Susan Abigail” of Boston while at Bolinas, a small port near San Francisco, California, aged 26. U & J 06/28/1850, p.3 c.2.
Perkins, Walter E.
Biddeford native. Actor and collector of “amateur newspapers”. Died in Brooklyn, NY in 1924. Lived through great San Francisco earthquake (BWJ 05/04/1906, p.7 c.1-2). Sketch of career (BWJ 05/25/1906, p.2 c.1-2). Reminiscences in BWJ 09/14/1923, p.1 c.4-5. See also Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.37.
Pershing, John Joseph (General)
Visited area on 06/03/1920-see BWJ of 06/04/1920, p.1 & 8.
Peters, John A.
(1822-1904) Retired Chief Justice of Maine. Obit BWJ 04/08/1904, p.1 c.2.
Oil paintings among exhibits in New York City at Kottler galleries. See Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.86.
Philbrick, Cyrus Edgar
(1845-1913) Member of Foss Street Methodist Episcopal Church choir & the noted quartet of Charles E. Pilsbury, Fred J. Pilsbury, Newland M. Philbrick (brother) and C. E. Philbrick. Newland and Cyrus built the brick house on Alfred Street opposite Myrtle Street before 1872, which they sold to Gorham Weymouth about 1875 and moved to 40 West Street. Obit in BDJ 01/30/1913, p.8 c.2.
Philbrick, N. M.
Photographer. Purchased E. H. McKenney studio in 1884 (with Mr. Gardner) and ten years later became sole proprietor. See Bickford’s Local landmarks, p.15.
Phillips, Joseph Haley
Died this week with the collick. 01/15/1809. From Samuel Merrill diary.
A founder of the City Bank of
Pike, Benjamin (Esquire)
Died 08/21/1855, aged 52. Olive, his wife, died 09/28/1883,
aged 84. Gravestone at
Pike, William F. (Captain)
(1814-1904) Home at Main & Cross Streets,
Pillsbury, Charles W. (Doctor)
(1851-1919) Practiced in
Pillsbury, Enoch Freeman
(1837-1923) Born in
Pilsbury, Charles E.
Ex-City Clerk of Biddeford. Suicide in Cape Elizabeth 07/21/1899. Story of disappearance in BWJ 07/14/1899, p.8 c.4-5.
(1809-1888) Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts; came to Saco in 1832, home on Spruce Street. Foreman for Saco Water Power Co. for 25 years, then worked for Pepperell Mills. Founder and Deacon at Adams Street Baptist Church. Obit BDJ 04/24/1888, p.3 c.5. [Spelled name with one “L” but often appears with two.]
Pilsbury, William E.
Born 08/15/1845, died 05/03/1907. Gravestone in Greenwood Cemetery.
Former principal of Biddeford High School. Obit BWJ 10/18/1895, p.3 c.8.
Piper, Horace L.
(1841-1905) Son of first principal of Biddeford High School, was officer of colored regiment in Civil War. Obit BWJ 05/19/1905, p.12 c.4.
Death notice of Plummer of Biddeford, age 65. U & J 06/16/1854, p.3 c.2.
Poisson, Eugene J.
Born 1869 in Gentily,
Died 11/07/1889, aged 69, gravestone at
Pool, James (Captain)
Potts, Thomas (Corporal)
(1843-1904) Civil War veteran (Company H, 16th
Maine Infantry), supposed to have shot Stonewall Jackson. Biographical sketch
done in 1940. See Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.33. Wife Sarah Ann died 01/31/1912.
Precourt, George Charles (Doctor)
Born 1883 in
Prentiss, Alfred G.
(1838-1916) Born in
Prescott, Charles H.
Proctor, Josiah (Captain)
(1819-1889) Buried in
Purinton, Stephen Lorenzo (Honorable)
(1838-1908) Born in Limington 06/24/1838. Came to
Editor of the Saco Palladium, died of consumption 12/16/1830. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.127.
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Quinby, Henry B.
(1846-1924) Born in
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(1839-1912) Father of Charles T. Read. Obit BDJ 01/18/1912, p.8 c.5.
Renouf, Heloise P.
Musician & daughter of Pierre Painchaud. Story of musical career (1949) in Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.62-3. Died aged 87, obit in BDJ 05/01/1959, p.2 c.2.
Renouf, Narcisse P.
Born 1865 in Trois-Pistoles,
Reny, George L.
Died 05/11/1889, aged 63. Father of Mrs. Pierre Painchaud. Said to be “one of first” [Franco-Americans?] in
Reny, Henry (Doctor)
Born 1856 in
“Billy the Blacksmith”. Born 1831 in “Diamond Cottage” (173
Free Street). Went to
Rice, Francis Warren
(1823-1928) Home at
(1838-1905) Home at
Ricker, Albert A.
Died before April in 1933.
Ricker, Mrs. Anna Phillips
Organist at Baptist Church [Biddeford or Saco?] for many years. Born in Liverpool, England. Son named James S. Adams. Died 06/16/1934.
Ricker, Edward “Hooky”
(1851-1906) Had restaurant on Main Street, Biddeford. Managed Biddeford’s champion polo team in 1900. Obit BWJ 07/06/1906, p.7 c.3.
Ridlon, Gideon T. (Sr. Rev.)
(1841-1928) Article on John Neptune appeared in the
Robbins, John C.
(1855-1923) Home at
Roberts, Archibald Waldo
(b.1883) Home on
Roberts, Frank W. (Colonel)
(1854-1922) Born in
Roberts, William A.
(1858-1904) Former owner of Biddeford Daily Times &
patron of Col. George A. Perkins. Died in
(1861-1923) Born in
Obit BDJ 04/23/1934, p.1 c.5.
Death notice of Noah Robinson of Biddeford, aged 73. U & J, 03/07/1856, p.3 c.4.
Death notice of Jeremiah Rogers of Biddeford, aged 77. U & J 04/18/1856, p.3 c.1.
Obit in BWJ 06/22/1860, p.2 c.7.
Special car of ex-president Theodore Roosevelt attached to B & M train, and at train stop at Biddeford station on Thornton Street he shook hands with members of the crowd. Had begun to campaign for Republican nomination. BDJ 03/23/1912, p.8 c.4.
Murdered (BDJ 10/11/1949). Louis Nadeau arrested for murder & confesses (BDJ 10/18/1949, p.1 c.8); sentenced to life in prison (BDJ 01/27/1950, p.1 c.5).
Rosenbaum, Jacob &
Trial for arson. BWJ 04/07/1893, p.3 c.3.
(b.1848) Partner in law firm of Hamilton & Ross. In 1900
said to own the most valuable private library in
Ross, Fannie I.
Wife of Abraham Ross, who owned the American Clothing Supply
(1847-1921) Lived at
Roussin, William C.
(1860-1917) Born in
Roux, Maurice C. R., Senior
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Sandler, Marion Osher
Career in finance, see Time Magazine 03/20/1972, p.83.
Sands, George L.
Editor of the Daily Record. Obit BJ 02/01/1912.
Sands, Paul C.
(1828-1905) Home at
Sargeant, Simeon (Captain)
Died in prison at Thomaston, 05/13/1908. Murderer of Rose Vincent in 1878. Complete story of trial, BWJ 05/15/1908, p.8.
Sawtelle, Edward E.
(d. 1931) Photographer, proprietor of “Sawtelle’s
Studio” in Union Block. City directories show him as photographer at
Sawyer, Abner (Captain)
Deceased 11/15/1823. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.93.
Sawyer, Charles W.
Death notice of Charles W. Sawyer of
Sawyer, Frank H.
(1850-1918) Born in father’s home (Dr. Sawyer) corner of Jefferson & Center Streets, and died in same house. Obit 04/19/1918, p.2 c.3.
Sawyer, James (Doctor)
(1822-1901) Surgeon in Civil War. Excerpts from diary give
Sawyer, John Quincy
(1831-1893) Father was banker Geo. Scamman.
Scamman, James (Colonel)
(1741-1804) Description of gravestone in old Saco cemetery
Scamman, Nathaniel (Captain)
Scamman, Samuel (Deacon)
Died 12/10/1825. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.106.
Died 03/01/1826. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.109.
Scammon, Nathaniel Lewis
Son of Benj. Scammon of High
Scammon, Thomas W. (Colonel)
Portland Rd. Saco, died age 63. U & J 06/09/1852, p.3 c.1.
Seavey, Albert B.
(1855-1911) Born in
Seidel, J. Henry
(1871-1921) Born in
Pioneer in motion picture field. Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.24.
Shannon, Charles W. (Professor)
Celebrates 50th year as organist of
Shannon, Richard C. (Doctor)
Shannon, Richard Cutts (Colonel)
(1839-1920) Officer in Civil War. Returned from South
America07/17/1884. President of 5th Maine Regiment Assoc., and
Officer in it during war. BWJ 05/08/1889. Genealogy and history of career, BWJ
04/26/1901, p.7 c.5. Dies age 81, in
Shannon, Thomas W. (Colonel)
Aged 63 years, died at home on
Shaw, Charles Albert
(1831-1909) Mayor of
Shaw, David C.
Obit JT 04/29/1981, p.2.
Shaw, Jeremiah G.
(1845-1935) Born in
Shaw, Joseph H.
(1835-1907) Pattern maker, resided on
Shaw, Timothy Jr.
(1817-1892) Born in
Shaw, William E.
(1883-1965) Home at
Shehan, James R.
(1839-1904) Home at
(1826-1912) Known as one of first Franco-American immigrants
Simard, Charles L.
(1849-1922) Home at
Simpson, Albert B. (Reverend)
(1844-1919) Missionary money-raiser at Old Orchard. Died at age of 75, 10/29. Obit BWJ 10/31/1919, p.7 c.4.
(1828-1901) Harness maker, set up business in
Small, Andrew Jackson
(1837-1885) Editor & Proprietor of the
Small, John Henry
Reminiscences of life in
Owner of the Biddeford Times in the 80’s. Biddeford Scrapbook #2, p.94.
Small, Rufus (Captain)
(1814-1907) Born in Limington, had been in business in
Having been confined all winter, being 81 years old, died 05/27/1817. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.67.
Deceased. Estate near lower meeting house on
Died instantly with no warning, 07/14/1819. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.80.
(1844-1916) Home at
Smith, Herbert E. B.
(b.1872) Purchased tailor shop at
(1837-1901) Kept grocery at Kings Corner. Obit BWJ 03/29/1901, p.8 c.7.
Smith, Ivory (Captain)
Deceased March 10th in
Smith, J. G. C.
Smith, James (Doctor)
“The Saco Tragedy—Murder Due to Abortion”,
Smith, James H. (Doctor)
Smith, James Jr.
Obit U & J 09/07/1854 p.2 c.5 – p.3 c.3.
Smith, John T.
Farmer and member of
Age 74. Burial from residence of “the late James Smith, jr” on
Death notice of Joseph Smith of
(b.1831) Author of Gleanings
from the sea (1887). Purchase of Biddeford Pool property &
resort expansion plans (BDJ 03/17/1888). Partner in firm of Smith & Dove
Manufacturing Company in
Smith, Nellie F.
Son, age 19, drowned at lower Meeting House Eddy. From Samuel Merrill diary, 07/01/1843.
Smith, T. W. A.
Florist, with shop and greenhouses at
Smith, Thomas (Captain)
Deceased about two weeks ago with consumption, 07/20/1819. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.80.
Spill, Simon (Judge)
Addresses graduation class of 1922. BDJ 07/16/1922, p.8.
Spring, Charles (Colonel)
(1826-1900) Died in
Spring, Seth (Captain)
(1754-1839) Veteran of Bunker Hill [American Revolution] in
service 3 years. Came to
St. Michel, Charles Antoin
(1847-1919) “Charley Mitchell” Dies at 72, oldest barber in
Stackpole, Obed F.
Stanton, James F.
(1838-1921) Lived at
Staples, Edward W.
(1836-1905) Mayor of
Staples, Edward W.
(1835-1917) Home at
Staples, Elisha Jr.
Died suddenly 02/16/1818. From Samuel Merrill diary p.73.
Died in Old Orchard, about 90 years old, 05/27/1825. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.101.
Staples, Frank B.
One of founders of Staples Johnson & Co. which became the Marblehead Boatyard. Obit BDJ 05/01/1965, p.2 c.2.
Staples, Henry (Captain)
Commanded ship Golden Star bound from
Staples, Henry W.
(1839-1916) Built Old Orchard House that burned in 1875. Rebuilt it and owned & managed it until his death. Obit BWJ 09/22/1916, p.6 c.2. Leaves estate of $125,000 (BWJ 10/06/1916, p.8 c.3).
Died of consumption 12/22/1812. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.28.
(1759-1832) Died 01/20/1832 age 73, A Revolutionary pensioner. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.133.
Staples, Lytton E.
Brief biography and picture in article on the 100th anniversary of Biddeford Savings Bank. BSJ 07/11/1967, p.1 & 5. See also Scrapbook #9, p.11 – 12.
Staples, Marcia A.
(1852-1933) Born in
Departed this life 12/12/1804. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.6.
Staples, Orrin H.
History of owner of Marble Block (built 1878) and brother of ex-Mayor Edward Staples. Married to Marcia Shaw. Obit BWJ 05/17/1889, p.3 c.3.
Staples, Sidney A.
(1887-1957) Obit BDJ 03/18/1957, p.2 c.2.
Obit U & E 09/09/1859, p.2 c.3.
Stevens, Asa (Captain)
Masonic funeral, died in
Mill worker who, upon her death, left life savings to
McArthur Library to establish a public reading room. Boarded at
Stevens, John (Reverend)
Methodist minister, Ku Klux letter received by him. U &
J 12/23/1868 p.3 c.1 [card indicates this date is wrong, correct date unknown]
See also Democrat writers vs Grant clubs 11/06/1868,
p.3 c.1. Retires from Methodist church in
Died 02/03/1818 after returning from a voyage with Capt. S. Emery. Died supposedly with West Indies Fever. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.72.
Died 03/07/1807 of
Died at age 80 years old. 12/13/1822. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.89.
Stimpson, Jeremiah C.
Oldest person in
(1863-1919) Home at
Stone, Levi W.
(1836-1919) Obit BWJ 04/18/1919, p.7 c.5.
(1861-1921) Biddeford Police Chief. Obit BWJ 06/17/1921, p.1 c.2-3.
Storer, Seth (Captain)
Stowe, Charles E. (Reverend)
Strout, James A.
(1842-1917) Born in
Sullivan, E. J.
Former Fire Chief of
(1744-1808) Born in
Sullivan, John L.
Trouble with lawyer Max L. Lizotte-BWJ 05/19/1893, p.3 c.4 – 7.
(1847-1922) Born in
Sutherland, Kenneth W.
Ran a confectionery in Maine & New Hampshire from 1878-1895, when he sold the business and became manager of the City Opera House. Served in city government, and owned a summer home in Biddeford Pool. See Bickford’s Local landmarks, p.16. Killed in auto accident. Obit BWJ 06/22/1923, p.8 c.6 – p.7 c.2.
(1808-1881) Came to
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Taft, William Howard
Died aged 92 years 06/20/1831. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.131.
Complete genealogy given from 1639, BWJ 11/9/1888, p.2 c.6 and 11/23/1888, p.1 c.7.
Went West from
Tarbox, Fred A.
(1861-1922) Born in
Tarbox, Henry C.
(1830-1920) Home at
Tarbox, John Jr. (Captain)
Sailed from this port and have not been heard from since. 03/04/1831. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.128.
Tarbox, John (Captain)
Had fever and died in
Died 04/20/1849 age 51 years. Buried in
(1846-1918) Taught in
Tarr, Herman E.
(b.1878) Originally from
Tarr, James F.
(1838-1918) Born in Gardiner, came to
Amateur historian and writer of
Tatterson, Harry Jordan
Pioneer in brick making. Came to
Biddeford-Saco reaction to death of U.S. President; funeral hymn by Charles Granger - Union 07/12/1850 p.2; Laconia Mills did not close – Union 07/19/1850 p.2 c.4 & 7/26/1850 p.3 c.2.
Thacher, George (Judge)
(d.1824) Congressman from District of Maine 1789-1801,
member of 1st U.S. Congress. Married in 1784. See Folsom’s History
of Saco and Biddeford, p.298-302. See also Samuel
Merrill diary, p.96. Wife died 03/30/1844, aged 84-gravestone in
Thacher, George (Colonel)
Death and obituary of Col. George Thacher,
son of Judge George Thacher. Dies in Westford, aged
67. Was born in
(1883-1963) Daughter of Dr. Narcisse Thivierge. Obit BDJ 02/07/1963, p.2 c.2. [Information found on father’s index cards]
Thivierge, Narcisse (Doctor)
Founder of the first French drug store in
Age 84, of
Thompson, Edward C.
Thompson, William H. (Captain)
(1824-1893) Became Superintendent of Water Power Co. in
1847, at age of 23, and served 14 years. Died in
Thornton, James (Captain)
Died with consumption 05/27/1825. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.101.
Thornton, Marshall T. G.
Departed this life 03/04/1824. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.95.
History of Peter, Louis and family (BWJ 12/03/1920, p.7 c.2); buys block at Alfred and Pool Streets (12/02/1921, p.1 c.5).
Tighe, Philip P.
(1891-1918) Killed in action 10/03/1918, age 27. BWJ
11/29/1918, p.2 c.1-2. [Namesake for Philip Tighe
Post, American Legion,
(1826-1907) Old carriage maker. Obit BDJ 10/28/1907, p.8 c.2.
(1890-1964) Boxing promoter for 50 years-began at age 16.
Managed boxer William Danforth of
Traynor, Charles (Doctor)
Obit BWJ 03/18/1927, p.8 c.4.
Mother of Dr. Charles Traynor. Wife of John J. Traynor. Died at 88 years old, survived by Capt. Joseph H. Traynor USN George W. Traynor. Obit BDJ 09/03/1906. [Information found on the card for Charles Traynor.]
Traynor, Joseph P.
(1878-1944) Assistant Surgeon on battleship
Threlfall, William V.
Agent of Saco & Pettee since December 1897. Resigned 04/12/1904. Succeeded by E. E. Blake. Original builder of the Jeremiah G. Shaw house in 1903. BWJ 04/15/1904, p.5 c.7.
Death notice of William Trickey of
Of Old Orchard died 10/31/1800. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.2.
Trull, Joel Frank (Doctor)
(1868-1922) Founder of
Born in Parsonsfield, lived on
Tuck, Mrs. John
Widow of John Tuck. Obit BWJ 08/17/1860 p.3 c.3. [Card typo? Unknown if correct or not.]
Tufts, Thomas Parker
Proprietor of Tufts Temperance Hotel, died 10/13/1852, age 61 years. Obit U & J 10/19/1853, p.2 c.7.
Twambley, Rufus P.
(1837-1906) Son of Charles Twambley
who began jewelry business in
(1850-1906) Home at
Twomey, John F.
(1868-1922) Home at
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Death notice of Nathaniel Verrill, aged 68, keeper of Wood Island Light. U & J 05/09/1856, p.3 c.3.
Missionary to the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Indians, and Abenaki philologist (linguist).Catholic priest, headed St.
Mary’s Church for some time. St. Mary’s Street in
Vines, Richard (Captain)
One of the “founders” of Biddeford, employed by Sir Ferdinando Gorges to stay at “Winter Harbor” in 1616 to
prove the climate suitable for settlement. Was granted land by Gorges and
returned around 1630. Died in
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Wadlin, Jessie I.
(1841-1917) Born on
(1857-1920) Home at
(1891-1963) Father (Clark) died in 1937. Obit BDJ 11/18/1963, p.2 c.2.
Wakefield, Ralph B.
Sketch of life and description of his cabinet work, with pictures. See Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.40-41.
(1832-1898) Former pastor of
Walker, Charles C.
(1856-1918) Principal of Spruce Street School for 30 years. Obit BWJ 03/01/1918, p.1 c.4-5. Career as educator, see Biddeford Scrapbook #6 p.123.
Ward, James Sawyer Sr.
(1877-1944) Home on
Ward, Jonathan (Reverend)
Died with fever 02/03/1826. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.108.
Warren, Frank S. (Doctor)
(1851-1920) Son of Francis G. Warren. Was born in
Warren, Francis G. (Doctor)
(1828-1900) Born in
Warren, George A. (General)
Died 01/18/1855, age 43 years. U & J 01/19/1855, p.3.
Waterhouse, Homer T.
(b.1873) Lawyer. Became partner in the law firm of Cleaves, Waterhouse & Emery in 1899. See Bickford’s Local landmarks, p.23.
Watson, Fred C.
“Chairman of the horrible and fantastics Committee; is working to make the July 4th parade the best ever held here” (1919). From BDJ 06/30/1939, p.4 c.4, 20 years ago news column.
(1831-1913) Home at
One of the Watson brothers, who printed many newspapers in
the city of
Watson, Will H.
(1843-1919) Home at
(1807-1872) Buried in
Webber, Horace L.
(1852-1905) Photographer of
Webber, Moses W.
(1837-1899) Born in
Death notice of Webber of Biddeford, age 54. U & J 06/16/1854, p.3 c.2.
Webber, William H.
(1862-1911) Lived on
Webster, Nathaniel/Nathanael (Reverend)
(1749-1830) Born in
Wedger, Abbie M.
Observed 100th anniversary [birthday?] at Fortunes Rocks. See Biddeford Scrapbook #1, p.1.
Welch, Samuel T.
(1837-1901) Home at
Circus career. See Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.89.
Weston, Edward Payson
(1841-1912) Lawyer and writer. Active in city government and community groups, often writing stories for various publications. See Bickford’s Local landmarks, p.9. Obit BJ 02/20/1912, p.5 c.1-7.
White, Samuel (Doctor)
First physician in
White, Samuel (Captain)
Married to Sarah Peirson. Son,
George A. White, died 07/19/1861, age 19. Family gravestone at
White, Sarah Peirson
Widow of Capt. Samuel White born in old Peirson House. Obit BWJ 10/23/1891, p.3 c.3.
Death and obit U & J 10/01/1858, p.2 c.2.
(1832-1920) Obit from NY Times: Amos Whitney founder of the
Pratt & Whitney Corporation and long term President of that concern and the
Pay-Gray Station Telephone Company died yesterday 08/06/1920 in
Wiggin, Fred B.
Personality sketch, quoted from
(1856-1923) Author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm books. Born
Willard, Samuel (Reverend)
See Biddeford Scrapbook 32, p.75.
Willey, C. F.
Proprietor of the Hotel Thacher
and popular caterer from about 1894 through the early part of the 20th
century. Also managed The Leslie hotel in
Wingate, Simon (Deacon)
Died 03/10/1802. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.4.
Woodbury, Ira P.
Famous racing driver for L.E. Wiggin of
Woodman, Lloyd G.
(1842-1923) Born in
Woodsum, Samuel (Deacon)
Wormwood, Robert Fulton
Editor of Biddeford Journal for 37 years. See Biddeford Scrapbook #2, p.93.
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(1839-) Born in
Son Henry, age 16, fell from
Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Bibighaus
of Pennsylvania/New Jersey, married to Esther Crowley. Amateur writer & historian, wrote histories of the Pepperell Manufacturing
Company and other New England businesses and A
History and stories of Biddeford. Home at
Yorke, Esther C.
Wife of Dane Yorke, home at
Youland, William E.
(1854-1917) Came to
Of this town died three weeks ago 08/23/1827. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.114.
Young, Lewis (Captain)
Came home from
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See Maine Times 08/15/1986, p.24.
See Ledoux, Urbain