Buried in Orchard Grove Cem., lot 35 [S36: Maine VET CEM. RECS. at SLC] alongside his two wives.
Filed intent to marry Joanna (1835-1863) on 26 November 1855 in Kittery and were wed there by George M. Payne 3 days later. Both were from Kittery [S133].
M. Isabella (28 April 1845-1919) on 15 June 1864. She was also from Kittery [S133]. An un-annoted source has her as daughter of Voranus (or Doranus) Kimball and Lucy A. Whitton. So, as with everything in these pages, it might be right & it might be wrong!
Postmaster, Pharmacist; Sailor in 1850 [Kittery Census].
Served in the Army during the Civil War.
Owned a Kittery drugstore ('during Prohibition' says Family Legend- but he died too soon for that). This COULD have led to some of the drinking problems in the family.
Had a niece, Shirley Austin.
L.F. TREFETHEN (#229) wrote: 'A small man, @140 lbs; but made up for it in other ways. Lived well, great eaters; don't think he smoked or drank. A businessman- bought in large quantities; not one of their sons could live as well, I know.
Lived across from 'the Island', 2.5 story house w/12 rooms, horse, boat-house. Had money.
Joanna died on the Yard (Hsp. 7B)...
They brought up 3 orphaned Fernald girls: Jessie [Malone] (pretty, worked in P.O. before marrying. At @40 she was coming out of W.E. Paul's Plumbing & Hardware when she was struck by a team or car and killed); Georgie (Bowdan).
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