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Allen, Beulah R., TENANTS HARBOR [ME] -- Beulah R. Allen, 76, died Thursday [5/6/1983] at Rockland. She was the widow of Henry K. Allen who died in 1972. Mrs. Allen was born in Rockland in 1906, the daughter of Alvin C. and Rose Hall Richards. She was a graduate of Rockland High School. She had been employed at Sears Roebuck for a number of years and retired in 1968. She was a 50-year member of Naomi Chapter, OES, Tenants Harbor, and a member of the Rebekahs. She was affiliated with the Tenants Harbor Baptist Church. Mrs. Allen is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Eloise Stewart of Augusta and Mrs. Harlen (Charlene) Black of Tenants Harbor; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday, 3 p.m. at the Tenants Harbor Baptist Church with the Rev. William Ryans officiating. Interment was at the Seaside Cemetery, Tenants Harbor. Friends, if they wish, may make contributions in her memory to the Tenants Harbor Baptist Church's Memorial Fund, Box 123, Tenants Harbor, 04860.
Allen, Cora (Hilt), Cora (Hilt) Allen, 75, of 42 Lenox St., Manchester, wife of Crawford C. Allen, died Wednesday (July 6, 1994) at Rockville General Hospital. Born in St. George, Maine, Dec. 22, 1918, she had lived in Manchester for over 50 years, and was a member of South United Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Crawford C. Jr. and Norma Allen of Old Saybrook, Paul D. Allen of Manchester, and Nancy Allen of East Hartford; a brother, Edward D. Hilt of St. George, Maine; two sisters, B. Marie Ballera, and Helen Bemis, both of Manchester; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Ronald E. Allen. Funeral services will be Saturday, 11 a.m., at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Burial will be in East Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, 10 a.m., until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse and Home Care of Manchester, 545 N. Main St., Manchester, or M A R C, 57 Hollister St., Manchester 06040. (The Hartford Courant, July 8, 1994).
Allen, Henry Kalloch, Henry Kalloch Allen, 68, died Tuesday [11/14/1972] at a Waldoboro nursing home, following a long illness. He was born Nov. 25, 1903, at Tenants Harbor, the son of Elmer E. and Nannie Kalloch Allen, and resided in Tenants Harbor all his life. He attended Hebron Academy, Coburn Classical Institute and Colby College. He retired in 1967 from H. H. Crie Company, Rockland. Mr. Allen was a member of Eureka Lodge of Masons, Naomi Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, St. George Lodge, IOOF, The United States Trotting Association, Maine Harness Horsemen's Association and was affiliated with the Tenants Harbor Baptist Church. He was the Tenants Harbor correspondent for the Rockland Courier-Gazette for a number of years. Survivors include his widow, the former Beulah Richards of Rockland; two daughters, Mrs. Harlen Black of Tenants Harbor and Mrs. Elaine Stewart of Augusta; and five granddaughters. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. from the Davis Funeral Home in Thomaston with Rev. Alfred Young, pastor of Tenants Harbor Baptist Church, officiating. Friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home Thursday evening from 7:30 to 8:30. Friends are requested to kindly omit flowers. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Tenants Harbor Baptist Church.
Allen, Nannie K.,"Gone but not forgotten" will be the sentiment expressed by neighbors, friends and acquaintances of Nannie K. Allen, wife of Elmer E. Allen, who died Aug. 3 , after a long illness. She was 74 years of age, was born here, the daughter of Deacon Henry and Amanda (Gilchrist) Kalloch. Mrs. Allen was a woman of sterling character, an honor to the community and one whom to know her was to love her. In her early life she was a teacher in the district schools. She became united by baptism with the Baptist Church here April 15, 1883, Rev. F. A. Vinal as pastor, thus completing 60 years of membership. She was an ardent worker for the church, in all its activities, especially the Ladies' Sewing Circle which she enjoyed attending and was always present at its meetings until ill health came. She was a charter member of Naomi Chapter O.E.S., and served as its Worthy Matron during the years 1922-'23. She also belonged to the Past Matrons' Association. Besides her husband, she leaves one son Henry K.; one brother, Dr. Herbert Kalloch of Fort Fairfield; two grandchildren, Charlene and Elaine Allen; one nephew Colby Kalloch of New York; several cousins, one of who, Mabel Barter, has tenderly and patiently cared for her during her long illness. Funeral services were held at the home, Rev. Mr. Holt officiating, and internment was in Seaside cemetery. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, among them being a large cross contributed by neighbors and friends, showing the high esteem in which she was held. (Nannie's photo).
Ames, Alfred Kellar, ALFRED K. AMES - Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES - MACHIAS, Me., May 19—Alfred K. Ames, a former state senator and twice a candidate for governor, died today in a Bangor hospital after a long illness. His age was 83. Mr. Ames was president of the Machias Savings Bank, director and principal stockholder of the Burrowes Corporation, Portland, and president of the Machias Lumber Company. Born here, the son of John K. and Sarah Sanborn Ames, he attended local schools and the English and Classical School of Providence, R. I. He was a member of the Maine Senate in 1915, 1917 and 1919, and was a Republican candidate for governor in 1932 and 1934. He was defeated by the late Governor Louis J. Brann. Surviving are his widow; a son, John K. Ames of Cape Elizabeth, Me., and a brother, Frank S. Ames of Machias. (The New York Times, May 20, 1950).
Ames, Edwin Gardner, EDWIN G. AMES - Seattle Leader a Lumber Man, Art Patron and Banker. - Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 21. Edwin G. Ames, lumber man, banker and art patron, died last night in a hospital here after suffering a stroke of apoplexy. His age was 79. Mr. Ames was general manager of the Puget Mill Company, a director in three banks, founder of the Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau, director of the Pacific Coast Lumber Manufacturers Association and a trustee of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. (The New York Times, Nov. 22, 1935).
EDWIN G. AMES RITES TOMORROW - Edwin Gardner Ames, 79-year-old lumberman, banker and art patron, who came to Seattle fifty-four years ago, died in Seattle General Hospital last night after being stricken with apoplexy in the Rainier Club. Funeral services will be held at the Scottish Rite Temple Broadway and Harvard Avenue at 4 o’clock tomorrow. The Bonney-Watson Mortuary will be in charge. Mr. Ames was descending a stairway to the club dining room, attaches said, when he suffered the stroke and fell on a landing. Friends with whom he was to have had dinner, summoned Mr. Ames’ physician, Dr. Park Weed Willis, and Mr. Ames was taken to the hospital. It is across Marion Street from the Rainier Club. He died about 9:30 o’clock. Born July 2, 1856, at East Machias, Me., Mr. Ames went to San Francisco when 23 years old. He worked there for Pope & Talbot pioneer West Coast lumber firm affiliated with the Puget Mill Company. Two years later, in 1881, he came to Seattle. He arrived aboard the old stern-wheel boat Otter, and found a town of less than a thousand population—and one hack. At Port Gamble, where he was transferred from San Francisco in the employ of the Puget Mill Company, he met Miss Maud Walker, whom he married October 17, 1888. She was formerly of Skowhegon [sic], Me., and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Walker of Port Gamble and Seattle. Succeeded Cyrus Walker - From 1881 to 1914 Mr. Ames was business manager at Port Gamble for the Puget Mill Company. In 1914, after the death of Cyrus Walker, Mr. Ames became general manager of the company. When Mrs. Ames died, May 14, 1931, he husband carried out an agreement the couple had made by reading her funeral service. Shortly thereafter he turned over the stately family home, Hillcrest, to the University of Washington to be the president’s mansion. The home, at 808 36th Ave. N., now is the residence of Dr. L.P. Sieg, president of the University, and his family. Champion of University - Long an ardent champion of the University, Mr. Ames also donated the institution his collection of rare books, maintained until then in the home overlooking Lake Washington. He had lived at the Rainier Club since Mrs. Ames’ death. Mr. Ames’ family, his wife’s family and the Pope and Talbot families all led the early development of the Maine lumber industry. Members of all four families hold prominent positions in the Pope & Talbot Company of San Francisco, and the Puget Mill Company here, and other related firms. The Ameses also had turned over to the University tracts of land in Jefferson County, on Mercer Island and in Seattle. Throughout his career Mr. Ames was a collector of Americana. His library includes a page of the original Gutenberg Bible manuscript, scores of American first editions, and hundreds of volumes on Arctic and Pacific Northwest history. He corresponded with dealers and collectors in London, Berlin, Rotterdam, New York and other cities. Mr. Ames had taken voluminous notes, his associates recalled today, for a history of the Puget Mill Company from its founding in 1853. As a lumberman Mr. Ames was deeply interested in forest conservation and protection. He had been vice president of the Washington Forest Fire Association many years and also had kept up his interest in scientific lumbering as begun in his native Maine. Mr. Ames had been a director of the Seattle National Bank, the Metropolitan National Bank and the Washington Mutual Savings Bank. He was founder of the Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau and a director of the Pacific Coast Lumber Manufacturers’ Association, and a former trustee of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Member of Franklin Lodge - A member of Franklin Lodge No. 5, Free & Accepted Masons, at Port Gamble, Mr. Ames was a life member in Scottish Rite and York Rite Masonic bodies in Seattle; a member of Seattle Commandery No. 2, Knights Templar; a Royal Arch Mason and a member of Nile Temple, Ancient and Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Mr. Ames also was a life member of the Arctic Club, and a member of the Seattle and the Broadmoor Golf Clubs, the Seattle Yacht Club, the Union Club of Tacoma, the Tacoma Golf and Country Club and the Arlington Club, Portland, Or. For many years he was a member of the Pioneer Association of the State of Washington. Surviving Mr. Ames are two brothers and a sister. The brothers Alfred K. Ames and Frank S. Ames of East Machias, Me., are leading lumberman of that state. Alfred K. Ames was a candidate for governor in Maine Last year on the Republican ticket. The sister is Mrs. R.C. Fuller, the former Julia Ames of Providence R.I. (The Seattle Times, November 21, 1935). (obituary photo, photo page).
Ames, Maud Walker, Mrs. Edwin G. Ames - Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. SEATTLE, May 15.— Mrs. Maud Walker Ames, wife of Edwin G. Ames, manager of the Puget Mill Company and a member of one of the oldest and wealthiest families in the Pacific Northwest, died yesterday. She was 62 years old and the daughter of the late William Walker, early Seattle builder. (The New York Times, May 16, 1931).
Mrs. E.G. Ames Passes Away in Seattle Home - Wife of Puget Mill Company Official and Daughter of Founder Dies After Short Illness - Mrs. Maud Walker Ames, wife of Edwin G. Ames, business manager of the Puget Mill Company, and a member of one of the oldest and wealthiest families in the Pacific Northwest, died yesterday at her home, 808 36th Ave. N., after an illness of three months. She was 62 years old. Funeral services will be held privately tomorrow at the home. The hour of the service is not being given out by the widower, and no invitations have been issued. Mrs. Ames was the daughter of the late William Walker and niece of the late Cyrus Walker of Port Gamble and Seattle, founders of the Puget Mill Company and early Seattle builders. Both her father and her uncle pioneered in the Puget Sound country before lumbering became a leading industry, and the Puget Mill Company is now one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. Mrs. Ames married Mr. Ames on October 17, 1888. Besides the widower there are no surviving relatives. Mr. Ames is a widely known business man and prominently identified with the lumber industry throughout the Pacific Northwest. (The Seattle Times, May 15, 1931).
Andersen, Doris A., BOURNE [MA] -- Doris A. (Keller) Andersen, 87, of Sagamore Beach formerly of Rockland, died Monday [1/20/1997] at home after a long illness. Mrs. Anderson worked as a secretary for several years. She was a member of the Bourne Senior Citizens and volunteered at the Swift Memorial Activities Center in Bourne. She was travel coordinator for the Bourne Council on Aging for several years. She was born in Cambridge and educated in Cambridge. She lived in Hanover, Halifax and Rockland for many years before moving to Bourne 12 years ago. Husband of the late Frank Andersen, she is survived by a son, Richard C. Andersen of Sagamore Beach; a brother John Keller of Weymouth; two sisters, Edna DeGaetano of New Hampshire and Norma Kelley of Weymouth; two grandsons, a great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at noon Thursday at Magoun Funeral Home, 135 Union St., Rockland. The Rev. Cathie Fisher-Braman of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Rockland will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Lake Cemetery, Rockland. Visiting is from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday at the funeral home. (Photo page).
Andrews, Ruth G., died July 18, 1997. She was born in Cushing to Ward and Maude Grafton and married Edw. Andrews in 1922. She is survived by two sons: Dr. Edw. Andrews and Paul Andrews, their wives, children and grandchildren. (Mrs. Grafton connects to us through Rev. John Grafton, Jr. who was married to Belinda Kalloch.)
Arey, Capt. Charles A., Death Came Suddenly - Captain Arey, A Well Known Citizen, Found Dead - Captain Charles Arey, aged 65, was found dead in his bed at his home near South Park Tuesday afternoon. Captain Arey’s nearest neighbor and friend was Mr. S.B. Carr to whose house he frequently went for water and to have a friendly chat. Monday he was over to see Mr. Carr and was in his usual good health. All day Tuesday he failed to put in an appearance and as evening drew on and nothing could be seen of him at his own home, Mr. Carr sent his son Clyde over to see if the Captain was there. The boy returned and told his father that he could see nothing of Captain Arey although his dog was sitting on the doorstep. With the remark that the captain then ought to be somewhere near, Mr. Carr started to investigate for himself. He knocked at Arey’s door, but receiving no response, pushed open the door. Lying partly on his side on his bed he found Captain Arey, dressed and dead. Mr. Carr immediately came to the city and notified Coroner Horton. Deputy Coroner Lillie went last night to the scene of death. From the examination it was concluded to have been death from natural causes. The body was brought to Bonney & Stewart’s and will probably be interred tomorrow. Captain Arey leaves a wife and son and daughter. Mrs. Arey and daughter were absent at the time of the death at Tolt. The son is working at Port Blakely.
Arey, Louisa K. (Boyd), MUCH REGRETTED.– On Sunday morning last, on the announcement being made that Mrs. Louisa K. Arey, wife of Capt. Chas. A. Arey, and daughter of Capt. Adam Boyd, had departed this life, sincere sorrow was expressed by those of our citizens who were acquainted with the family. The deceased was born in what is now known as Rockland (then East Thomaston), Maine; came to this coast in 1864, and by the unvarying kindness and sympathy of her character, leaves a circle of sincere mourners, not limited by the ties of consanguinity. During her sickness and obsequies, there were present more members of both families than had gathered under the roof of any of the number since they could remember. On the side of the deceased were her father, Capt. Adam Boyd, her brothers Capt William of the ship Marmion, (just returned from South America), and Capt. George W. of the bark Vidette, who had just arrived at Port Madison; her sisters, Mrs. S.F. Coombs and Mrs. C.P. Stone; her daughter Mrs. Charles Lipsky, and her grandchild, Mrs. Lipsky’s son,– besides all her other children, some of whom had long resided with their grandmother in California. Thus four generations, and indeed the entire family (save two sisters still living at their birthplace, Rockland, Maine), were present to speak the short farewell–to prepare for a parting of less duration perhaps than the last. On Capt. Charles A. Arey’s side, were Capt. Joseph Arey of the Moneynick, then loading at Freeport, and Capt. Theo. Arey, who has been with his bereaved brother, and who has gone in command of the ship from Port Madison. While, from the vast number of attendant friends who deeply mourned a loss in which they felt they had a part, the occasion was one of more than usual solemnity. The incidental meeting of so many absent ones, whose paths diverge upon the trackless deep, left upon the minds of all a feeling that will not readily be effaced. The Rev. Mr. Damon delivered a very impressive discourse over the remains at the late residence of the deceased, on Monday afternoon, and soon after, the funeral took place, attended by a large concourse of citizens. (The Intelligencer Seattle, Saturday, May 10, 1873 p.3).
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