Note N3277 Index
Luella was a telephone operator.
Note N3295 Index
Frank was a livestock dealer in Minnesota.
Note N3300 Index
Arthur was a sporting goods dealer in Melrose, Massachusetts.
Note N3302 Index
Andrew was a merchant in Danville, New Hampshire.
Note N3306 Index
Joseph was a wheelwright.
Note N3313 Index
George was a partner with Iver H. Iverson, operating the Scribner & Iverson Plumbing Company, 61 Union Street in Portland.
Note N3315 Index
Fern was a stenographer. She lived at 26 Colonial Road in Portland.
Note N3320 Index
Fred was "prominent in town and church affairs and well known and a good citizen." Only a few weeks before his death, he had sold the farm in Otisfield and moved to Oxford.
Note N3322 Index
Sewell was a merchant in Auburn, Maine.
Note N3327 Index
Alexander was a millworker in Bethel, Maine.
Note N3328 Index
Clarence was a farmer. In March of 1905, he and the family moved to Oxford to manage the Town Farm for one year.
Note N3330 Index
Walter was a farmer in Lewiston and in Oxford, where he also was in the retail poultry and egg business. He would pick up eggs and chickens from farmers in the Oxford area, then drive to Berlin, New Hampshire, to sell them.
A springtime custom for many years was "hanging a May Basket." Several friends would get together and plan the fun event, which would be done as a surprise to the person(s) receiving the May Basket (an open basket of some sort, containing candies and flowers). The friends would sneak up to the front door of the "victim's" house, set the Basket by the door, shout "May Basket" and run. The surprised "victim" would then chase after the friends, hunting them down and bringing them all back to the house for more fun and refreshments. It usually made for a full evening's enjoyment. The 25 May 1928 edition of the "Norway Advertiser" contains the account of a May Basket hanging on Walter and Florence on Saturday evening, 19 May. "After a long, hard chase and hunting, everybody had been caught, all were invited in and a nice treat of candy and peanuts was enjoyed. The victrola was started and everybody joined in dancing." 29 persons were present, including all of the Scribner children and Walter's mother, Mary.
Note N3331 Index
Florabelle and her first husband, Richard, lived in Lisbon, Androscoggin County, where they both worked in a woolen mill. In the 1880 Census of Lisbon [op.cit.], Florabelle is referred to as "Emma Irving," It's unknown why their 4-year-old daughter, Flora Etta, wasn't living with them, instead of a few houses away with the George Small family.
Florabelle and her second husband, Allen, lived in Limerick, York County, in 1900. She worked as a weaver in a woolen mill there. Then, by 1910, they had moved to Lewiston where she was employed by the Fred H. White family as the matron in their home. Allen was a janitor in Mr. White's store. By 1920, they were in South Paris, Oxford County. They had no children.