Tag Archives: Maine

Frederick W. Blanchard – Orphan, Widower, & Plasterer

By Don Taylor Frederick W. Blanchard had one of the most difficult lives I have ever researched — Orphaned young, possibly left standing at the altar, a widower by the age of 19, and dead by automobile accident when he … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Martha Angeline Libby (1863-1938)

Whitten Project Whitten/Libby Line By Don Taylor Ever since I started volunteering at the Scarborough Historical Society I’ve been hearing stories that all the Libby’s in Maine are descended from one person – John Libby. According to several accounts, John … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Daniel Whitten (1859-1950)

Whitten-Bickford-2016 Project #8 – Whitten Line By Don Taylor It is often best and usually easiest to look at a person’s life backwards.  That is to begin with their death records then follow them through all of the census records … Continue reading

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Harmon’s Mill, Scarborough, ME

Mappy Monday Museum Monday They say that a picture is worth a thousand words; well, a good map can be worth ten times that. In my volunteer activities at the Scarborough Historical Society, I had been asked to confirm the … Continue reading

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Biography – Albert Thomas Utterstrom (1898-1973)

  Albert Thomas Utterstrom[1] was born on 12 July 1898 in Deering, Cumberland County, Maine[2],. He died on 1 June 1973 in  Maine, aged 74[3], was buried in Falmouth Cumberland County, Maine at Pine Grove Cemetery[4]. He is the son of Olaf … Continue reading

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Newspaper Articles – Albert Utterstrom (1898-1973)

Select Newspaper Archives articles found via Find My Past regarding Albert Utterstrom (1898-1973) United States, Maine filter applied – Sorted by Date Ref: Find My Past Search (Paid site Link – $$ required.) Articles found are “Copyright: ‘Fair Use’ allowed. NewspaperARCHIVE.com.” … Continue reading

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Auburn, Maine, Native Ada Marie Chase (1876-1940)

WB07 – Ada Marie Chase – KFJ1-MLJ 18 November 1876 – 26 February 1940 By Don Taylor Map of Lewiston & AuburnShowing the 1873 home of George Chase Ada Marie Chase was born on 18 November 1876 in Auburn, Androscoggin, … Continue reading

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List of Kings from the William King Scrapbook

William King Scrapbook Page 28 – List of Kings  Amanuensis Monday [We have a project at the Scarborough (Maine) Historical Society (SHS) where we are scanning and digitizing scrapbooks.  Most of the pages are newspaper clippings and other documents which … Continue reading

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“In 1897 Nothing Happened…” ‘cept a Shipwreck

by Don Taylor One of my wife’s nieces lives here in Scarborough. On her house, she has a sign which reads, “On This Site in 1897 Nothing Happened.” I know her home was built in the 1980s, as was most … Continue reading

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100 Years ago – Elizabeth Grace Darling – (1906-1987)

Today is a great day to remember Elizabeth Grace Darling, “Aunt Betty,” because today would be her 110th birthday if she were still living.  Betty is my wife’s great-aunt; the sister of my wife’s grandfather. I have written about my … Continue reading

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