Words to live By:
Star light. Star bright, First star I see tonight;
Lead me out of stress and strain: Put me on the road to Maine.
by Mary R. Palmer
123rd Reunion August 25, 1990 at Noon St. George Grange
(Please see last page for details. You do NOT have to bring lunch this year
ONE HUNDRED AND
Last summers 122nd reunion was attended by approximately 50. We began with the singing of “Climb Every Mountain,” “America the Beautiful” and “Amazing Grace,” sung by an impromptu trio of President Anita Fernald, Mary Kalloch and Nancy Sack, accompanied by Eleanor Richardson. Arrangements were made by Donna Perry and Paul and Dons Merriam. The oldest attending were William Ralph Kalloch and Leola Robinson, both 90. Paul and Doris Merriam were the longest married at 54 years and Jim and Mary Kalloch celebrated their 25th. Our surprise newlyweds were Flora Kalloch Peavey, 79 and Max Place. 80. They were school sweethearts and had just been married on June 14. 1989. A prayer was offered for Glennys Kalloch Gross. A decision was made to continue buying books for local libraries in memory of Kallochs. A committee was established to begin plans for the upcoming 125th reunion in 1992.
OFFICERS AND ADDRESSES:
Should you wish to obtain information, donate money, offer
your help, or complain:
Ideas put forth to begin thinking about are: having an old
photo of a reunion sent to Yankee Magazine; arranging to have a 125th
Reunion picture taken; getting in touch with local TV; bringing books and
charts for display; making up a commemorative booklet of what we do now at
present, even though we are not yet prepared to publish a complete
genealogy; having a video made which could be sold for profit; arranging for
a commemorative paperweight (made in Maine); becoming incorporated (we hope
some family lawyer will donate services. We hope to select some place such
as the Samoset Hotel in Rockland, which has many facilities. Knowing this,
please begin saving your pennies.
NEWSLETTERS IN THE ARCHIVES
We now have back and current issues of the Kalloch newsletters from 1977 placed in the Thomaston Library, the Warren Historical Association, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston. All expressed interest and the Genealogical Society was glad to have the newsletters, not because they are polished print, but because they contain accounts of original records.
We have purchased a copy of Pen Renderings of Elmer
Rising for the Rockland Library in memory of the artist.
We had a balance of $l,454.39 as of August
1989. Donations were received for the following funds: General Fund,
Marjorie Kalloch, Katherine Kalloch and Charlene Black. Newsletter Fund,
Margaret Canton, Dorothy Campbell, Elaine Eppick, Harold L. Kalloch, Marcy
C. Leno, Mitchell Kalloch, Thelma Bennett and Alicia Kay Smith.
Mary Tollefson, 1805 Bel Aire
Ave., W. Peoria, IL 61614 has proposed that we send an old Kalloch Reunion
picture to YANKEE Magazine as part of our 125th reunion plans. She
says other families (with less of a track record) have done this and she is
willing to do the submitting if she gets a photo. Do you have one you could
send her for the occasion?
Last summer, I talked with Leola, who celebrated her 90th birthday. She has probably been to more
Kalloch reunions than anyone in the family, having been born and raised in
St. George. Her Uncle Sylvanus was one of the original owners of Robinson’s
Lumber Yard, which you pass on your right as you drive south on Route 131 on
your way to the Grange Hall. Her father was a carpenter.
It appears that one reason we have not been able to trace
ourselves back to the first Kalloch/Kelloch is because we had changed the
spelling! Ginger August placed an ad in the Genealogical Helper
asking for information regarding Finley and David Kellock or Kalloch. Lo and
behold, Miriam Young Pack of Wichita, KS., recognized the names Finley and
David and the familiarity between Kalloch and Killough. Miriam sent
back information on the Killough family who had an ancestor, Robert
Killough. who married Margaret Finley and came to America in 1718 on the
ship ‘William’ from Belfast. They had four children: Finley, David, Allen
and John. Mrs. Pack has written a book on the Killough family. Kith and
Kin of James and Mary (Kellough) Young/s is S.C. (1786) to Ala. (1818.)
Of course more checking and tracing has to be done, but much of their
information matches what we know about the early Kallochs.
100 YEARS AGO
The reunion in 1890 was held in John S. Harrington's grove
in St. George—one of the pleasantest ever held. President was B. K. Kalloch
of Rockland. At the close of the business meeting, interesting remarks were
made by Everett Harrington of Waldoboro, the Rev. G. S. Hill of Wiley’s
Corner, Rev. M. Dunbar of Tenants Harbor, B. K. Kalloch of Rockland, and Mrs.
N. S. Wall formerly of Rockland. A vote of thanks was tendered to John
Harrington for his care and pains in making everything ready for our use and
comfort. This was doubly deserved as the recent gale had uprooted trees and
again littered up the whole grove after he had it all in readiness for the
gathering, thus making it necessary for him to do the work twice.
CATERED LUNCH FOR 123rd
We are hoping that a catered lunch will not only be a change
and relieve people of the necessity of planning what to bring, but that it
will also allow us the luxury of visiting more fully with each other.
Last summer, Doris and Paul Merriam, Charlene Black and I met to make some
plans several days before the reunion and therefore made initial inquiries
before coming to the Grange. It is certainly possible to have the reunion at
another place next year, and with different arrangements, but we hope we can
make this summer successful.
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