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Among the different types of work that Silas did include being a fireman in a saw mill, a stationary enginerr and a farmer. He was a veteran of World War II.
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Ethel graduated from Oxford High School in 1915. In the early 1920's, she and George were employed at Valley Farm (The Maine School for the Feeble Minded) in Pownal, where he was the Supervisor. In 1953, he graduated from the National School of Meatcutting in Toledo, Ohio.
Throughout Ethel's lifetime, she was very active in town affairs, and was a member of the East Otisfield Baptist Church. In her later years, she was presented with the Boston Post Cane for being the oldest citizen of Otisfield.
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William was a farmer in Norway, Maine.
Note N4303 Index
Ernest was a physician and, for many years, Superintendent of the Insane Hospital and Asylums of Worcester, Massachusetts. The great respect in which he was held is evident from these words written by a friend about Ernest after his death:
While Dr. Scribner's work did not bring him into the every-day notice of the
great mass of our citizens, he as truly served the State, and died in its
service, as does the soldier. A man of rare ability as an organizer and exec-
utive, he also, through his kindly spirit and unusual ability for making and
keeping friends, built up an organization, and, while his subordinates were
subject to his orders, still felt attached to him by the strong ties of friendship.
A man of unruffled mien, his very presence was calming in the face of the
many difficulties and misunderstandings which arise in the running of large
institutions. His treatment of the unfortunate committed to his care by the
State was not the cold and detached interest in beings less fortunate than he.
. . . he did all in his power to place the patients in his charge where nature
would aid them in their cure, and, although obliged to relinquish the direction
of the Grafton Colony before its completion it will always stand as a monument to his genius (THE HISTORY OF THE SCRIBNER FAMILIES [op. cit.], 143).
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Prior to her marriage to Ernest, Mary was living in Lewiston and working as a dressmaker.
Note N4305 Index
Ralph was a buyer for a grocery store, most likely, working for his father-in-law, Otis. Frances was a Registered Nurse.
After Ralph died, Frances remarried, on 23 April 1966.
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Albert was a paymaster at a Lewiston cotton mill.
Note N4314 Index
Sometime after 1880, Charles made his way from Ridgway, Pennsylvania, to Atlanta, Georgia. He was a locomotive engineer, working first for the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad (the E.T.V.& G.) and, later, for the Southern Railway.
The E.T.V. & G. was formed in 1869 by a merger of two railroads, the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad and the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad. In 1894, the E.T.V. & G. merged with the Richmond and Danville Railroad to create the Southern Railway Company. The Southern had about 4,400 miles of track, and carried mostly agricultural products (silk, iron, wheat, rice, cotton, etc.).
After hundreds of mergers and acquisitions, the Southern is now Norfolk Southern, one of the largest railway companies in America, serving 22 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, Canada. Norfolk Southern has over 21,600 miles of track.