Born in in Cushing, Knox, Maine. [s129, and Grace Griffin]
Married Etta Mae BARTER on July 12, 1898 in Maine
His wife Etta was born 10 December 1872 and died 26 November 1915. Her parents were: Joel Barter born 10 August 1843, died 17 October 1907 and Julia Watts born 02 June 1847, died 17 February 1892. They came from England. She is buried in Kittery, Me. [s149]
Moved from Kittery, Maine to Onterio, California and died in San Francisco.[s149]
Died September 4, 1958 in San Francisco, California
Grace Griffen writes: "James Henry Trefethen, born January 29, 1873 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. Died September 4, 1958 in San Francisco, California. Married Etta Mae Barter on July 12, 1898 in Maine."
His grand-daughter, Grace Cubbage (Source 149), writes:
" My Grandfather James H. (1395) was a lobster fisherman out of Kittery Point, Maine until about 1920. He owned a 30' boat called the Jane just before he left. His license for this boat was registered out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (which I have)
They (my mother and grandfather) moved to Ontario, California to live with his mother, Nancy Jane and Olive (1394).
My Grandfather worked for Armstrong Nursery in Ontario. We have pictures of him working at San Simeon when Hearst was building his "castle" on the coast of Northern California.
In later life he left Ontario to live with my Mother in San Francisco. He lived there until his death in 1958. He is buried in Ontario, California along with Olive and Nancy Jane Taylor TREFETHEN.
My mother used to tell stories about rowing by herself from Monhegan Island when she was pretty young. She spoke of Grandpa taking her as far as Nova Scotia in his boat." [s149]
Vincent Joseph TREFETHEN 1655 (1898 - 1971) Born in St. George, Maine
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