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Note N2641 Index
In 1860, Charles is listed in the Waterborough Census as a farmer. No further information about him is known. His name does not appear in any of the 1870 Censuses of states in the northern tier of the country, nor in any of the 1880 Censuses. There is no record of his having served in the military during the Civil War.
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Note N2646 Index
The Vital Records of Winslow state that Charles and Lettie's wedding took place "at Edwin Spring's." Charles was living in Logansport, Indiana, at the time of their marriage, returning to Maine for the wedding. In fact, he spent most of his adult life in Logansport. For several years, he worked as an engineer for the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroad.
For a short time in the mid-1870's, Charles was in partnership with John Lux of Logansport in operating the Scribner-Lux Company, manufacturers of soda water. The firm is listed in the 1874 Logansport City Directory, published by the R. L. Polk Co. He was well-liked by his co-workers and, in an article in the April 6, 1886 edition of the Logansport Daily Journal, a co-worker speaks of "Charley" as one of the bravest and most likeable men he ever knew.
After Charles' death in 1886, Lettie and the children stayed on in Logansport for several years before returning to Maine.
Lettie died from pneumonia.
Note N2647 Index
Albert and Sarah were divorced sometime prior to 1880.
Albert divorced Lillian on 22 June 1909, on a charge of desertion (DIVORCE RECORDS, Vol. 9, Page 74, Maine State Archives Roll 2).
Albert died from a heart attack.
Note N2648 Index
JAMES' PARENTS: Scott was born in 1831. He was a farmer in Winslow. Almira was born in 1832. These dates are based on their ages (49 and 48, respectively) reported in the 1880 Census of Winslow [op. cit.]. James was a farmer in Winslow.
Abbie and James divorced sometime before 1880. In the 1880 Census, he is shown as living with his parents, and is reported as being divorced. He later married, about 1892. His second wife's name was Winnie.
Abbie's marriage to Fred Getchell was Fred's third marriage. He was a carpenter in Waterville.
Note N2650 Index
Carrie died from peritonitis.
Note N2659 Index
As a young man, John worked with his father in making harnesses. After he and Grace were married, they moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. By 1920, they and their daughter, Madeline, were working at the Kearsage Hotel. John was a clerk. Grace and Madeline were maids. John went into sales during the 1920's and early 1930's. In 1934, they moved across the Piscataqua River to Kittery, Maine.
However, John had gone afoul of the law, dealing in the illegal trade of alcohol (This is one of the few black marks against the proud Scribner name). He was convicted and sentenced to the Federal Penitentiary at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He died in the prison's hospital from cardio-respiratory failure.
Note N2660 Index
Elvira's second husband, John Sparrow, was first married (Intentions Filed 5 February 1858) to Leonora Thompson of Freedom. They had two children.
Elvira's third husband, Elliott Banton, was a farmer and carpenter. Elvira was his second wife. His first marriage (10 September 1859) was to Judith Fuller.
Note N2661 Index
John was a farmer in Unity, Maine.
Note N2666 Index
Augustus was the only Scribner from Maine to serve in the Civil War as a Commissioned Officer. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in Co. H, 14th Maine Infantry Regiment. He died of a disease contracted during the war.
The regiment spent almost its entire enlistment in the deep South, arriving in Mississippi 8 March 1862, and remaining in the South until 13 July 1864. During that time, it saw an unusual amount of trying and dangerous service. Its first engagement was at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where 126 men were lost. During much of the time, the regiment had no tents, which forced the soldiers to sleep in the open air. As a result, many men suffered from chills and fever. After those difficult years of service in Louisiana, the regiment was transferred to Virginia in July 1864. The few remaining original members of the regiment were mustered out at Augusta 13 January 1865. Those who had reenlisted served until 28 Augusta 1865.
Augustus is named in the "Brooks' Roll of Honor" in SKETCHES OF BROOKS HISTORY [op. cit.], 148.