of Aroostook County
Died at Portage Lake, July 18th, Samuel
Brown, aged 66 years.
Source: The Loyal Sunrise, Fort Fair Field Maine,
Aug. 5, 1863
Melrose Mass, Dec. 24
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
Edwin G. Coburn
Died, in Westfield,
on Saturday last, Edwin G., son of Thomas G. and Philema Coburn aged 6
years and 4 months.
Source: Loyal Sunrise, Fort Fair Field, ME., Aug.
Mr. Franklin L. Cushman
in Houlton, 8th inst., Mr.
Franklin L. Cushman, formerly of this city, aged 25 years.
Republican Journal, Belfast Maine, Aug. 21, 1863
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
Source: Portland Daily Press, Portland, ME, June 14,
of No. 5, Aroostook Co. fell into the fire in
a fit and was burned to death.
Source: Republican Journal, Belfast
Maine, Feb. 7, 1862
Died in Ashland, July 14th,
Samuel Folsom, aged about 70 years.
Source: Loyal Sunrise, Fort
Fairfield Maine, Aug. 5, 1863
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.
formerly a well known citizen of
Aroostook County, was shot and instantly killed recently in Washington
Territory, while striving to seperate two men who were
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
Maysville, July 16th, of Dyptheria, Ann, daughter of S. Hill, aged 12
Source: Loyal Sunrise, Fort Fairfield, Me, Aug. 5,
of 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.
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
S. B. Kneeland, a
prominent citizen of Easton, died suddenly the first of the
Source: The Star Herald,
(Presque Isle, Maine), January 16, 1890, page 3, (Community History
Archive, Advantage Preservation), submitted by Robin Line
Killed, at the battle of Gettysburg, July 1st, Iredell Lamson,
of Co. H., 20th Me Regiment, son of Nathaniel and Martha Lampson of Presq
Isle, aged 20 years, 3 months.
Source: Loyal Sunrise, Fort Fairfield,
ME., Aug. 5, 1863
Thomas Addis Emmet McClusky
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 out
enlisted and during its progress became 1st Lieutenant. He left the
army on account of physical disability.
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)
Died, in Houlton 10th inst., Miss A. Morrison, aged 25
Source: Loyal Sunrise, Fort Fair Field, ME, Aug. 19th
Col. Thos. Nickerson
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 Council.
Source: Portland Daily Press, Portland, ME,
Jan. 8, 1872
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.
Daily Kennebec Journal, December 14, 1903
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
Source Portland Daily Press, Portland ME, Jan. 28,
of Mapleton, aged about 70, dropped dead on
Thursday evening last.
Source: Portland Daily Press, Portland, ME,
In Houlton Plantation, on
the 6th ult. Miss Frances Putnam, daughter of Joshua Putnam, Esq. aged 26
(Source: Bangor Weekly Register (Bangor, ME)
Tuesday, February 3, 1829; transcribed by FoFG mz
Mrs. Climena M. Putnam
Boulder, April 8,
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 Montana.
Source: The Anaconda
Standard, Anaconda, Montana, April 9, 1904.
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
Source: Portland Daily Press, Portland, ME, June 1,
Mrs. Mary E. Smith
Mrs. Mary E., wife of James Smith of
Castle Hill, died very suddenly Nov. 30th, aged 19 years.
Portland Daily Press, Portland, ME, Dec. 9, 1876)
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
Source: Salina Daily Republican Journal, Salina, KS, oct.
Died, in this town of diptheria, May 6,
Lorana, aged 9 yrs; May 9th Elvira, aged 8 years; May 18th Serena aged 2
yrs 6 mos., July 26th Susan Wirt, aged 9 mos, children of James and Mary
Source: Loyal Sunrise, Fort Fair Field, Me., Aug. 19th
of Houlton, who was badly injured a few weeks
since by being thrown from a load of lumber, died last Thursday
Source, Portland Daily Press, Portland, ME,
Geo. W. Wilson
Died at Mars Hill, July 10th of
Dyptheria, Geo. W. Wilson of Presque Isle, aged 18 years.
Sunrise, Fort Fair Field, ME., Aug. 5, 1863