Note N7888 Index
Elias was a farmer in Raymond, Maine.
Note N7891 Index
Oliver was a farmer in Dracut, Massachusetts. It's quite unusual that his second wife was named Mary Dakin She was a daughter of Joseph and Betsey (Hunting) Dakin.
Note N7901 Index
Zophar was a farmer in Charleston.
Note N7902 Index
In his obituary in the "Calaveras Chronicle" [op.cit.], it is stated that Melville's "terrible and sudden death ... is deeply and sincerely regretted by the entire community ... His quiet, unobtrusive manners, amiability of disposition and sterling qualities of character had won the friendship and respect of all with whom he associated. He leaves a wife in the eastern states to mourn his loss."
Note N7905 Index
Alonzo was a mariner.
Note N7909 Index
Henry was a farmworker.
Note N7912 Index
George was a farmer. He also worked at a shoe factory for a while and drove the local mail team.
Note N7916 Index
Jesse was a farmer.
Note N7942 Index
Leon served in World War II in Co. D, 13th Mountain Medical Battallion. After the war, he was empoyed as an auto mechanic, working in Rumford and Auburn.
Note N7949 Index
In the early 1900's, Melvin worked as a meat cutter in Searsport, Maine. By 1920, they had moved to Hallowell, where he operated a grocery store.
Note N7951 Index
Harold was a mill operator.
Note N7958 Index
Dick served as a Military Policeman in Germany during the Korean Conflict years. He returned to Gray, where he had a very successful landscaping business. He was "well known for his meticulous and beautiful work." He died from cancer of the bladder.
Note N7972 Index
Irving was a merchant in Lovell, Maine.
Note N7980 Index
In 1930, Van was a janitor in a public school in Millinocket, Maine.
Note N7983 Index
The following is a condensed paraphrase of some lengthy (and very helpful) notes written by Ernest, the original of which are in the possession of Harold Comstock of California. His writings have provided us with a great deal of family data. In the footnotes, we are referring to these writings as "Notes from Ernest Scribner, Jr. of Bakersfield, California."
He states that his father drank and mistreated his mother. Florence divorced Ernest, Sr. and, on 14 October 1906 in Kern, married George Bridges. The family was living at the time in the community Ernest refers to as "Oil Center" (on recent maps, the town is named Oildale, located about 6 miles north of Bakersfield). He went to school there. One day the house burned, so the family lived in a tent for a year or so, then moved into an old house.
Ernest was a printer by trade, working in his early years for area newspapers and printing businesses. In 1934, he purchased Peerless Printers, a printing and rubber stamp business in Bakersfield. He operated Peerless Printers from 1934 to 1960, during which time the business expanded and became very successful. He sold most of the business in 1960 to his daughter, Doris, and her husband, Martin. He continued to work for another 10 years, retiring in 1970.
He and Nellie celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in May 1969. She died in 1973.
A man who had worked for Ernest, a Mr. Byrd, introduced Ernest to his widowed mother, Lula, in early 1974. Her first husband had died 13 October 1972. Ernest and Lula were married on 18 March 1974.
Ernest died from a heart attack.