Note N22735 Index
When he registered for the World War I Darft in 1917, Arthur was employed as bookkeeper and paymaster at Limerick Mills.
Note N22736 Index
Bernice's parents, Fred and Dora Townsend, operated a dry goods store in Limerick. Bernice worked for them and, by 1930, became the store's manager.
Note N22737 Index
Arthur attended Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts, and later studied and taught at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, as well as other art schools in Boston.
In the 1940's and 1950's, he was an influential art Director at Ford Motor Company. From 1946-1961 he served as the Executive Editor and Art Director of the Ford Times magazine, and was Art Director of other Ford publications including the Lincoln-Mercury Times, Ford Truck Times, New England Journeys and annual Ford cookbooks and almanacs. During his 15 years at Ford, he commissioned thousands of articles on America and Americana by well-known writers such as William Faulkner, John Steinbeck and William Saroyan, among others.
Arthur purchased for Ford over 7000 works by regional artists, publishing and mentoring a number of important painters including, among others, Charles Harper, John Holmgren and Paul Sample. He was the founder of the Ford Times Collection of American Art, which was displayed at art exhibitions throughout the world.
He was also a freelance artist, designing and illustrating a number of books.
Arthur was President of the Art Directors' Club of Detroit in 1951-52. In 1953, he was named Art Director of the Year by the National Society of Art Directors, of which he served as President from 1959-1963. In 1959, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
In 1961, he retired from Ford and moved back to his ancestral farm in Parsonsfield, Maine.
Throughout his life, he was a staunch and outspoken conservationist. In 1965, he became the first Executive Director of the York County (Maine) Planning Commission.
(From Arthur's Obituary, published in the "Canton Observer," Plymouth, Michigan, 20 November 2005.)
Note N22754 Index
In 1860, Sarah was living in Biddeford with her uncle and aunt, Marshall and Julia (Lougee) Pierce. She was a school teacher there (Census: M653, Roll 450, Page 113).
Note N22759 Index
In 1880, Orestes was living in Baldwin, Cumberland County, Maine, working as a lawyer. He moved out to Oakland, California, before 1890, the year he married Sarah. He continued in his law practice in Oakland.
Note N22779 Index
James was a farmer in Cornish, Maine. Also, he served in several public offices: Cornish Town Clerk, Selectman, Deputy Sheriff and 2 terms as State Representative. He was a member of the Methodist Church. In the Masonic Lodge, he held several offices, as well:Master and Past Master of Greenleaf Lodge, Deputy District Grand Master of the 18th Masonic District, and Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Maine.
Note N22780 Index
Harry was a lawyer in Biddeford, Maine. He also served as York County Register of Probate, 1901-1917, and Judge of Probate, 1917-1942. He held memberships in the Masons, Elks Club and Kiwanis Club.
He and Susan had no children.
Note N22782 Index
Fred managed a drug store in Cornish. In 1918, when he registered for the World War I Draft, he was working as a cashier at an automat/restaurant in Boston. He had the same job in 1920 (Census: T625, Roll 732, E.D. 200, Page 194B). By 1930, he'd returned to Maine, and was living with his brother, Lester, in Portland, where he worked as a clerk in a drugstore.
Fred and Frances' marriage didn't last long. They separated shortly after their marriage. He went to Boston; she stayed in Cornish. They divorced before 1930.
Note N22784 Index
Frank was a railroad attorney. He studied at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, earning an A.B. degree in 1900 and an LL.B. degree in 1906. He was an attorney for the New Haven & Hartford Railroad in Providence, Rhode Island, 1909-1914; Maine Central Railroad in Portland, 1916-1918; and the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad from 1920 in Bangor. He was a member of the Masons and the Lions Club in Bangor.
Frank and Jennie had no children.