Note N3972 Index
Elisha was a cedar contractor for a lumber company in Spokane, Washington.
Note N3974 Index
Stephen was a paving contractor in Los Angeles.
Note N3977 Index
Martin and his parents (Martin S. and Mary M. (Grey) Main) immigrated to the United States in 1852. He was a farmer.
Note N3981 Index
Elizabeth graduated from Patten Academy, then began Nurse's Training at the Eastern Maine General Hospital, graduating in 1932. For several years, she was a private duty nurse, recognized as "one of the most outstanding in her profession."
Note N3982 Index
Archer and Yvonne's son, Wade, tells about his parents' interesting lives in an unpublished manuscript, "Scribner Family History," written in 1979, as follows:
Dad and Mom spent their first winter in a cabin on the 'Horseback' in Crystal, Me. and in the spring of 1933, he joined the U.S. Geological Survey Team, then mapping the rugged Allagash Wilderness region. Early that summer, he was appointed Fire Warden and assigned to man the fire tower on Daicy Mountain, about 20 miles west of Patten. They lived there all that summer in the ranger's cabin, just down from the peak, and returned to Patten the second week of September, just one week before their first child, Warren, was born in the old bungalow on September 22, 1933.
That winter, Dad was made Deputy Sheriff and served in that capacity for several years before becoming a Game Warden in the mid-1930's. He held many positions of community service and became Town Manager of Patten in the late 1930's into the early 1940's. Two more children, Daniel and Joanna, were born in the bungalow before it burned in the late 1930's due to fire spreading from a nearby property. Dad and Mom soon built a new home on Main Street where Barbara, Peter, Paul, and I were born.
Dad worked for several years as Aroostook County Supervisor of the Emergency Farm Labor Administration, being responsible for the importation of thousands of laborers annually to assist in the potato harvest.
He studied Municipal Management at the University of Maine and served as
town manager in Van Buren and Thomaston, Me. and City Manager of Calais and Old Town, Me.
Most of the family having married, Dad, Mom and I moved to Meredith, N.H., where he assumed the duties of town manager on April 24, 1961. . . . Dad died suddenly at his home in Meredith, N.H. Sunday, August 13, 1967. Burial was in the family lot in the Patten Cemetery.
Note N3984 Index
Frederick was a farmer in Patten, Maine.
Note N3985 Index
Nellie's story must be an interesting one. In the 1920 Census of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nellie (along with her mother, Mary, and sisters, Carmilla and Esther) are living at the Christian Home, an Orphanage in Council Bluffs. It seems odd that her mother was a resident at the orphanage, also (NARA Microcopy T625, Roll 510, E.D. 145, Page 231B). We are not sure who her father was (In the IOWA MARRIAGE INDEX 1851-1900 [online at Ancestry.com], there is listed the 30 November 1899 marriage of Jens Christian Jensen and Mary Christensen, in Boone County, Iowa. However, it's not certain if these two are Nellie's parents). Then, in the 1930 Census of Council Bluffs [op.cit.], Nellie has a job as a packer at a candy factory, and is living with Mary in the town.
Note N3986 Index
John was an insurance salesman and, later, Manager of the Federal Housing Administration's field operations in northern and eastern Maine. He was one of only two men in Maine to be awarded the honorary rank of Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky.
Note N4024 Index
Levi was a farmer in Otisfield.
Note N4026 Index
Eugene worked at several different kinds of jobs during his lifetime: lumberman, store owner, sawmill operator, poultry processor, apple orchardman and farmer. A physically heavy man, he is remembered as being a "happy-go-lucky" type of person. After his marriage to Catherine, he operated a grocery store at Spurr's Corner in Otisfield until 1918. Then, he operated a dairy farm and large apple orchard until a tragic fire in March of 1921 destroyed most of the farm and orchard buildings. Starting over, he and the family moved to Casco (Webb's Mills) where he operated a birch mill until moving to Norway, where he worked at the C.B. Cummings and Son lumber mill.
During their years at Otisfield, Eugene and Catherine would play for dances at Bolster's Mills, at Morton's Pavilion in Naples, and other places. She played the piano while he played both fiddle and drums (but not at the same time). Also, while they lived at Casco, Catherine played piano at a nearby silent movie theatre.
The couple had a "parting of the ways" in the late 1930's. She stayed in Norway, while he moved to Groveton, New Hampshire, to spend his last years working on a farm. Catherine lived with daughter Hazel and family in West Paris for several years, before her health became such that she had to move into a nursing home. When the "Advertiser-Democrat's" Otisfield corrspondent wrote of Eugene's death, it was stated that "he will be remembered by his honesty as a dealer and his genial disposition won him many friends." He died from myocardial degeneration.