Note N7820 Index
According to a Death Record secured from the New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Records and Information Services, Annie died of "childbed fever" (blood poisoning following childbirth) on 11 March 1865.
Note N7821 Index
At age 18, after completing his schooling at Alfred Academy and one year of mill work, Frank began his life in the mercantile business by working as a clerk in Portland, where he stayed three years. At age 21, he went into business for himself. He partnered with Augustus G. Paine at Saccarappa for one year, and then they moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In Portsmouth they sold woolens and manufactured ladies' cloaks. After three years in Portsmouth and three more in Boston, they moved to New York City. During the six years in Portsmouth and Boston, their sales amounted to many millions of dollars. Their financial success continued in New York, where they spent seven years, realizing enormous sales and profits. At one time the firm employed 600 people, operating 100 sewing machines.
After those busy fourteen years, Frank retired. However, one year of inactivity was enough, and he returned to the business world, forming a copartnership with other York County men in Boston in 1867, under the firm name of the Oriental Tea Company. For years, this company carried on a large business in teas and coffees.
In 1874, he was elected to the Common Council of Cambridge, Massachustts,serving two years. In 1876, he was elected Mayor of the City of Cambridge. During his term as Mayor, he instituted several reforms in the way the city did business, all of which was of great benefit to the people of Cambridge. After serving as Mayor, he served terms on other city boards.
He was a member of Prospect Steet Congregational Church.
The above information is taken from the article about Frank in THE HISTORY OF SANFORD, MAINE [op.cit.], 400-401.
Note N7826 Index
Horace attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, entering at age 13 and graduating in 1827 at age 17 He studied law in the office of John Holmes at Alfred, then, after his marriage to Elizabeth, lived in Waterborough for a while. They moved to Sanford in 1831, into the old Nasson homestead, the "oldest house in the town." In addition to Frank, their chidren included Stillman Boyd Allen (8 September 1830-9 june 1891), and Rufus Derby Allen (8 March 1837-23 November 1867).
This information is taken from the article about Horace in THE HISTORY OF SANFORD, MAINE [op.cit.], page 397.
Note N7828 Index
Horace was a music teacher for many years. He was the Organist at Christ Church in Montpelier, serving in that capacity right up to the day of his death.
Note N7840 Index
Muriel had been a teacher in South Paris and West Paris, Maine.
Note N7860 Index
Ira was adopted by Helen's third husband, Henry Southard. Ira served as Town Clerk of Hudson throughout World War I. He never married.
Note N7879 Index
Noah was a farmer in Garland, Maine.
Note N7880 Index
Joseph was a farmer in Carmel, Maine.
Note N7883 Index
Eva divorced Ellis after only a few years of marriage. She worked in a shoe factory in Portland. Her death was the result of a "surgical shock" following an operation for salpingectomy and partial ovarectomy. She had had appendicitis, plus a cystic ovary.
Note N7885 Index
Converse was a farmer in Jackson Brook, Maine.
Note N7887 Index
Bessie died from cancer.