of Aroostook County
Melrose Mass, Dec. 24
Mrs. Sidney Howe
and her servant Maggie Callahan, were burned to death this
afternoon. The servant was shaking down the kitchen stove, when a
live coal fell on her dress. In a moment her clothing was
ablaze. Her screams attracted Mrs. Howe, who seized some clothing
and attempted to extinguish the flames. Mrs. Howes clothes caught
fire and she ran to the door to call assistance, falling insensible in the
doorway. Chief Engineer Lynde and several other men happended to be
near there and rushed in and extinguished the flames.
was terribly burned and died at the hospital an hour later. She was
27 years old and her parents lived at Houlton Maine. Mrs. Howes died
about four hours later without regaining consciousness. She was 26
years old and leaves a husband and two children. She was
well known in church and society circles. Miss Callahans remains
will be sent to Houlton.
Source: Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, Bangor
Maine, Dec. 25, 1894
Death of Hon. Shepard
Cary. The Times announces the death of Hon. Shepard Cary, one of the
most prominent business men of Aroostook County. Mr. Cary was
formerly known as a distinguished Democratic politician and had a large
circle of acquanintance throughout the State.
Journal, Belfast Maine, Aug. 17, 1866
Andrew J. Chadwick
Eddington, who was in the employ of E.S. Coe of Bangor, asscaler of
lumber, died at thehouseof J.W. Bolton, of Frenchville, twelve miles below
Fort Kent, last Tuessday evening. He was sick only two or three
Source: Portland Daily Press, Portland, ME, Jan. 28,
Chase and Sanders
Froze to Death, Boston, Nov. 21
men, named Chase and Sanders, of Perham, Aroostook County, Maine, were
froze to death last week. They started to go through the woods three
miles and were found dead two days after.
Source: Detroit Free Press,
Detroit, MI, Nov. 23, 1875
Mr. Franklin L. Cushman
8th inst., Mr. Franklin L. Cushman, formerly of this city, aged 25
Source: Republican Journal, Belfast Maine, Aug. 21,
Captain Moses Drew
of New Limerick, died last Wednesday,
6th,aged 75 years 11 months. The deceased came to Aroostook County
from the town of Limerick, York county, fifty years ago and settled in
what is now New Limerick, where he has since resided. He was
extensively known as a prominent citizen of the town and noted for his
hospitality and generous disposition.
Source: Portland Daily Press,
Portland, ME, June 14, 1877
of No. 5, Aroostook
Co. fell into the fire in a fit and was burned to death.
Republican Journal, Belfast Maine, Feb. 7, 1862
Saturday morning Ezra Foster, a respectable farmer of
Monticello, Aroostook county, aged 65 years, was found dead with his head
in a spring of water near the house. Mr. Foster was for a year or
two insane. On Friday he came home from a barn raising and told his
wife that the neighbors had planned to hang him.
Source: Portland Daily
Press, Portland ME, Nov. 6,1873
well known citizen of Aroostook County, was shot and instantly killed
recently in Washington Territory, while striving to seperate two men who
Source: Portland Daily Press, Portland, ME.,
In Houlton, 16th inst., Samuel Gooch,
Esq., Counsellor at Law, and Register of Probate for the County of
Aroostook, aged 52.
(source: Maine Cultivator and
Hallowell Gazette (Hallowell, ME) Saturday, April 27, 1844; transcribed by
FoFG mz )
Robert W. Gray
Sergt. Robert W. Gray, who went to
Houlton in 1828 with the 2d U.S. Infantry, and has remained there ever
since in a military capacity, died on Sunday last of apoplexy, aged
(Source: Portland Daily
Advertiser (Portland, ME) Wednesday, December 31, 1862; transcribed by
FoFG mz )
Benjamin Franklin Garvey
B.F. Garvey was born in Houlton, Aroostook County Maine, August 1, 1838
and died in LeRoy, Minn., August 13, 1905 aged 67 years and 12 days.
Mr. Garvey was one of a family of nine children, four of which survive
him, two brothers and two sisters. He came with his father's family
to Minneapolis in 1855, where the remainder of the family continued to
reside, he coming to LeRoy in 1869, where he became, and continued to be,
one of its most highly respected citizens to the day of his death.
Mr. Garvey was married to Mrs. Phoebe C. Woodbury, Jan. 1st, 1874.
He was a model husband, a most obliging neighbor, a constant and reliable
friend. He was straight forward in all his dealings, quiet and firm
and could always be depended upon to be on the right side of every
question in the community that touched the welfare and best interests of
his neighbors and fellowmen. He was not only a good moral man, but a
Christian. He was among the first volunteers in the Indian outbreak
and served his country well. The widow survives to mourn the loss of
a beloved companion. Our community has lost one of its most
respected and trusted citizens.
[Source: Mower County Transcript,
Lansing Minn., August 16, 1905]
In a fight near
Presque Isle, Maine, Monday morning, John Swanback shot John Hanson in the
throat and Hanson shot Swanback in the arms. Hanson died in a few
Source: Lancaster Daily Intelligencer, Lancaster, PA, Jul. 24,
Albert M. Heald
Died at Caribou, Maine, May 21, 1881,
Albert M. Heald; age, about fifty years.
Source: Arkansas City Weekly
Traveler, Arkansas City, Jun 15, 1881
Chopachet, Aroostook county, got on a spree and in order to sober him, his
wife destroyed his rum bottle. The next day, his daughter when he
called for his liquor, carried him by mistake a bottle of bed bug poison,
of which he drank and died.
Source: Republican Journal, Belfast Maine,
Friday August 17, 1860
In Houlton, 12th ult, Joseph Houlton, Esq.
in the 74th year of his age.
(Augusta, ME) Wednesday, October 10, 1832; transcribed by FoFG mz
a conductor on the Central Pacific
Railroad, died in San Francisco Tuesday of injuries received last
week. He was a native of Aroostook county, Maine.
Portland Daily Press, Portland ME, April 6, 1871
Thomas Addis Emmet
Thomas Addis Emmet McClusky died of consumption 28th ult, at
Houlton, aged 20 years. We think he was the last surveyor of the family of
the late Col. McClusky. He was educated at the College of the Holy Cross,
at Worcester, and was a refined and amiable young man. When the war broke
enlisted and during its progress became 1st Lieutenant. He left
the army on account of physical disability.
Daily Eastern Argus (Portland, ME) Friday, May 15, 1863; transcribed by
FoFG mz )
Col. McClusky, of Houlton, (formerly of the
Maine 15th,) died of fever, near Nicaraugua, Central America, on the 16th
of January. He left Havana on the 26th of October, in company with Charles
S. Crosby, Esq., of Bangor, for the purpose, as stated, of going into the
lumbering business in Central America.
(Source: Portland Daily Advertiser (Portland, ME) Tuesday,
March 31, 1863; transcribed by FoFG mz)
The Aroostook Times says Col. Thos. Nickerson of Linneus,
whos death was announced last week at the advanced age of 75 years, was
formerly a resident of Charleston, Penobscot county. He came to
Aroostook about thirty years since, and has always been an active and
influential citizen. In 1849 he was member of Gov. Hubbard's
Source: Portland Daily Press, Portland, ME, Jan. 8,
Thomas Metcalf, aged 12 years was shot at
OxBow, Aroostook county, in October. The boy was visiting relatives
there and was gunning in a pasture. His revolver was accidentally
discharged as he was climbing a fence, the ball entering his lung.
Death was almost instantaneous.
Kennebec Journal, December 14, 1903 edition]
A frenchman named Henry Petletier
in the employ of Matthias Cyr, was instanly killed by the flling of a tree
in the woods on Saturday, 16yh inst.
Source Portland Daily
Press, Portland ME, Jan. 28, 1875
aged about 70, dropped dead on Thursday evening last.
Daily Press, Portland, ME, January5, 1871
In Houlton Plantation, on the 6th ult. Miss Frances Putnam,
daughter of Joshua Putnam, Esq. aged 26 years.
(Source: Bangor Weekly Register (Bangor, ME) Tuesday, February
3, 1829; transcribed by FoFG mz )
Mrs. Climena M.
Boulder, April 8, 1904
Mrs. Climena M. Putnam, probably the
oldest person in this county, died Monday in Jefferson City. She was
92 years and 6 months old, and had spent nearly 35 years of her life at
Jefferson City. She was born in Aroostook County, Maine, and was a
pioneer of three western states, Minnesota, California and
Source: The Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, Montana, April 9,
A young man by the name of Israel Smith, of
Blaine, about 25years of age, was drowned in the Aroostook Falls on
Wednesday of last week. He was on George W. Collins' drive and was
at work on a jam of lumber that had formed on the "Pangburn" rocks in the
Falls. When the jam broke Mr. Smith was carried over it with the
falls. His body had not been recovered.
Source: Portland Daily Press,
Portland, ME, June 1, 1876
Mrs. Mary E. Smith
Mrs. Mary E., wife
of James Smith of Castle Hill, died very suddenly Nov. 30th, aged 19
(Source: Portland Daily Press, Portland, ME, Dec. 9,
The Hon. J.D.Teague
A telegram was received this morning
announcing the death of Hon. J.D. Teague at his home in Caribou, Maine, of
heart failure. He was the father of Mrs. R.A. Burch and Mrs. A.E. Wilson
of this city, of R.H. Teague of Ellsworth, and of M.D. Teague, formerly
cashier of the First National Bank of this place. He was seventy
four years old, and had just been elected to the Maine legislature for the
fifth time as a Republican.
Source: Salina Daily Republican Journal,
Salina, KS, oct. 15, 1896
of Houlton, who was badly
injured a few weeks since by being thrown from a load of lumber, died last
Source, Portland Daily Press, Portland, ME,