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Wade, Robert, Rockport [ME] - Robert C. Wade, 69, died April 20, 2001, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, after an extended illness.  Born in Camden Dec. 20, 1931, he was a son of Cyrus and Addie Keller Wade.  He was educated in Camden schools and served in Germany with the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954.  He was married to Ruth M. Sims for 49 years.  They made their home in Camden for five years before moving to Rockport where they have lived 44 years.  In earlier years, Mr. Wade worked in several area garages and later worked seven years at the Knox Woolen Mill in Camden.  For 18 years, until his retirement due to health in 2000, he worked as a welder with Fisher Engineering in Rockland.  He enjoyed collecting automobiles and helping friends and family with the upkeep of their cars.  His family said he loved children and actively supported the Home of Joy Orphanage in Bangladesh.  He attended West Rockport Baptist Church.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Wade is survived by four sons, Thomas R. Wade and his wife Teresa, of Rockport, William S. Wade and his wife Sandra of North Palm Beach, Fla., Daniel R. Wade and his wife Portia of Bozrah, Conn., and Andrew D. Wade of Jamiaca Plains, Mass., four daughters, Rosemarie D. Harter of Rockport, Marilyn R. Connor and her husband Robert, of Rockwell, N.C., Lorrraine S. Hillery and her husband Charles, of Winslow, and Emily S. Percival of Somerville; a sister Evelyn Richards and her husband, Clifton, of Camden, a sister-in-law, Grace Pitcher of Camden, 19 grandchildren, a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  Visiting hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home.  110 Limerock St., Rockland.  A celebration of Mr. Wade's life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at West Rockport Baptist Church, Part Street, the Rev. Dell R. Hyssong Jr. officiating.  Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Camden.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the home of Joy, c/o Friends of Bangladesh, P.O. Box 103, Forestdale, MA  02644.

Walker, William, William Walker of P.M. (Puget Mill) Company Dies - William Walker is dead, having passed away at Port Ludlow, Saturday, December 28th, 1918, at the advanced age of 78 years.  Mr. Walker was an important stockholder in the Puget Mill Co., his only surviving daughter, Mrs. Maud Walker Ames, being the wife of Edwin G. Ames, the Seattle manager of the company.  The funeral was held the following Tuesday from the parlors of the Bonney-Watson Company where Rev. W.A. Major officiated.  Mr. Walker was born in Solon, Main(e), in 1840, and came to Washington in 1868. Later he settled at Port Gamble and became the master mechanic for the mill company and in 1877 he purchased stock in the company.  He was a member of the Port Gamble lodge of Masons and held life memberships in the Rainier, Arctic and Athletic Clubs of Seattle.  As a man with breadth of vision and ability, the passing of Mr. Walker is of interest to every citizen of our county wherein the doings of the great company with which he was identified, touches the daily lives of every property holder.  Old settlers telling of the hard times of the ‘90s call to mind that local pioneers always had preference at the company’s mills when the family finances were running low and many a man was able to stay with his place because of this policy, a policy which found ready approval if not its origin with Mr. Walker.  (The Poulsbo [Wash.] Record).

Walsh, Ronald F., OWLS HEAD -- Ronald F. Walsh, 58 died Nov. 28, 2007 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, after a brief illness.  Born Oct. 2, 1949 in Woonsocket, R.I., he was a son of Francis and Mary A. (Canning) Walsh.  At an early age, he moved to Rockland with his family. Educated in local schools, he was a 1967 graduate of Rockland District High School and, in 1969 earned a degree in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration from Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute in South Portland.  On April 15, 1978, he married Brenda S. Kalloch in Rockland. In 1969, he began employment as a burner technician with Kalloch Fuel in Rockland, which later became Webber Energy.  During his 35 years' employment with that company, he had advanced to service manager at the time of his death.  He was a respected friend to all those with whom he worked.  He had the unique ability of remembering intricate details for most of the accounts his company serviced.  The many relationships he enjoyed with family, friends, colleagues and customers were most important to him.  He always enjoyed a good story or a good laugh and, because of his family's heritage, was always interested in commercial fishing.  An avid reader, he loved Maine history.  Helping his wife decorate their yard each season brought both great joy.  All who visited their home enjoyed the seasonal decorations.  Besides his wife of 29 years, Brenda, he is survived by a son, Andrew F. Walsh, and his companion, Megan Tinker, of St. George; a daughter, Krista M. Walsh, of Spruce Head; a brother, Francis L. Walsh, and his wife Cynthia, of South Thomaston; two sisters, Shirley A. Allen of Dearborn, Mich. and Sister Catherine Mary Walsh, Sisters of Mercy of Westfield, Mass.; a grandson, Hunter A. Davis, of Spruce Head; several nieces and nephews; many aunts and uncles in Newfoundland; and numerous cousins in the United States, Newfoundland and Australia.  Visiting hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland.  The Rev. Mark Reinhardt will officiate. Interment will follow in Achorn Cemetery, Rockland. Memorial contributions may be made to Gary's House, 97 State St., Portland, ME 04101.  (Photo from obituary).

Warren, Alta, CAMDEN – Mrs. Alta H. Warren, 79 of Lincolnville, died here Monday. She was the widow of Charles A. Warren Jr. She was born at Islesboro, Sept. 29, 1884, daughter of Joseph and Rose Keller Heald.  Mrs. Warren was a member of the Farm Bureau Extension of Lincolnville, and the Lincolnville Beach Church.  She is survived by three brothers, Jay Foster Heald of Camden, G. Benton Heald of Lincolnville, and Nathan T. Heald of Philadelphia, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. W. F. Dyer of Santa Barbara, Calif. Mrs. E. W. Prince of Falmouth, Mrs Raymond Knowlton of Camden, and Mrs. Aubrey Collemer, and Mrs. Harold Inman, both of Lincolnville.  Funeral services will be he at 2 p.m. Thursday at 9 Mountain St., with the Rev. J. S. Pendleton of Sanford officiating.  (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).

Watson, Hugh L., WATSON--Sept. 27. HUGH L. WATSON, husband of Margaret Watson, son of Mrs. Nellie Watson and Grandson of Mrs. Helen Langston. Services at Bonney-Watson Co., Tuesday at 1 p. m. Interment at Lake View.  (SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, Monday, September 30, 1935).

Watson, James Hall, JAMES WATSON, PIONEER DIES - James Hall Watson, 90, pioneer Northwest civil and mining engineer, died Sunday at his home at 920 11th Ave. N. after a long illness.  He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and came to Seattle in 1884 from California.  Mr. Watson built the first railroad line into Seattle, the old  Lakeshore and Eastern.  He was the first inspector of mines in the Territory of Washington and was a field engineer for the Alaska Road Commission.  His last job before retirement 20 years ago was installation of irrigation projects in the Sequim area.  He was a member of the Washington Pioneers Association.  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Helen Hilty and Miss Anna E. Watson, Seattle, and Mrs. Mildred W. Bukowsky, Port Townsend; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth O’Hara, Grass Valley, Calif., and Mrs. Sara de Dallmard, Seattle; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Bonney-Watson Co., followed by cremation.  (Seattle Post-Intelligencer Mon., Feb. 12, 1951).

Watson, Louise (Coombs), Mrs. Watson, Seattle’s ‘First Lady,’ Dies at 93 - Seattle’s First Lady, Mrs. Louise Coombs Watson, 93, of 920 11th Ave. N., died Monday night.  Honored with the “first lady” title because she was Seattle’s oldest pioneer from the standpoint of continuous residence here.  Mrs. Watson had lived in Seattle since 1862.  Born in South Thomaston, Me., she came to Puget Sound in 1861 with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Coombs, by way of Panama, landing at Port Madison.  The following spring they came to Seattle by Indian canoe.  Their first home was a frame building at 2nd Ave. and James St. Soon after their arrival, Louise’s two sisters and only brother, all younger than she, died in a diphtheria epidemic.  As a child, she was warned by her mother to stay off the streets because the Indians might carry her off.  Her mother always kept a big kettle of hot water on the back on the stove in readiness to throw on prowling Indians.  As a young woman, Louise made several trips to San Francisco with her two uncles, old-time Maine shipmasters.  Her father was a pioneer Seattle postmaster, agent for Wells Fargo and a justice of the peace.  She was married to James Hall Watson, a civil engineer, January 16, 1886.  He took his bride to a new home at 4th Ave. and Pike St., where the Joshua Green Bldg. now stands.  Three years later, when they had moved to another new home at 2nd Ave. and Lenora St., they watched the big Seattle fire from there.  Mrs. Watson was a member of the Washington State Pioneers Association and of the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington.  Surviving are her husband, James Hall Watson; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Watson Hilty and Miss Anna E. Watson, of Seattle, and Mrs. H. E. Bukowsky, of Port Townsend; two grandchildren, Robert Douglas Watson, of Aberdeen, and Marilyn Bukowsky, of Port Townsend, and a great-granddaughter, Carol Watson, of Aberdeen.  Services will be held in the Bonney-Watson chapel at 1 p.m. today, followed by cremation.  (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Wednesday, November 19, 1947).  (Louise's Photo).

Whitaker, Laura A., wife of James Whitaker, died in California on Feb. 29, 2000. She was born in Washington State on June 25, 1909. She and her sister were long time members of the Kalloch Association.  (Father Fred's photo).

Whitcomb, Ada, Funeral service for Mrs. Ada F. Whitcomb, 77, of Belfast were held at the Coombs Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. George Duff officiated.  Burial will be in Paul Cemetery, Waldo, later in the spring.  Mrs. Whitcomb, of 184 High St., died Saturday at a local hospital.  She was born May 18, 1889, at Waldo, the daughter of Nathaniel and Isadora (Keller) Cross. Mrs. Whitcomb was a member of Primrose Chapter, OES, Belfast, and the Thomas H. Marshall Circle, GAR. Survivors include one son, Harold E. of Belfast; one daughter, Mrs. Edna W. King of Saugus, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Thirza Herbert of Belfast and Mrs. Nellie Whitcomb of Waldo; one brother, Chester Cross of Waldo; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).

Whitcomb, Albert R., WALDO, Jan. 10 – Funeral services for Albert R. Whitcomb 75, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Coombs Funeral Home at Belfast. George Duff, pastor of the Merrill Baptist Church will officiate. Mr. Whitcomb died Monday at a Belfast hospital after a long illness.  A native of Waldo he was born here August 17, 1885, the son of James and Maggie (Fisher) Whitcomb.  He was employed by the Central Maine Power Company as a lineman for many years.  Mr. Whitcomb was a member of Silver Harvest Grange of Waldo.  His wife, Mrs. Sadie (Cross) Whitcomb died about a year ago. Survivors are two sons, Virgil R. Whitcomb of Sheldon Conn., and Lewis Whitcomb of Stonington, Conn.; seven daughters, Mrs. Mattie Kenney of Belfast, Mrs. Minnie Kenney of Brooks, Mrs. Vera Margeson of Old Town, Mrs. Thelma Cross of Rockland, Mrs. Mamie Viens of Belfast, Mrs. Ellen Thompson of Waldo and Mrs. Ethel Clifford of Lynn, Mass.; two brothers, Mark Whitcomb and C. J. Whitcomb, both of Belfast; five sisters, Mrs. Jennie Walker of Brooks, Mrs. Lila Eaton of Blue Hill, Mrs. Millie Hatch of Morrill, Mrs. Thurzie Poland of Waldo and Mrs. Fannie Yeaton of Knox; 30 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and other relatives.  Spring burial will be in Paul Cemetery, Waldo. (January 11, 1961).  (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).

Whitcomb, Eben, Funeral services for Eben L. Whitcomb, 80 of Waldo were held at Coombs Funeral Home, Belfast, Friday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Richard Reynolds of the Morrill Baptist Church officiating.  Burial was in a family lot in the Paul Cemetery, Waldo. Mr. Whitcomb died Tuesday, Sept. 29 at a Belfast hospital.  He was born in Belfast June 8, 1890, the son of William F. and Carrie (Holmes) Whitcomb.  He attended school in Belfast. On Nov. 11, 1916, he married Nellie Cross of Waldo.  They had operated a dairy farm in Waldo for the past 54 years.  He was a 50-year member of the Silver Harvest Grange, Waldo, and a former member of Waldo County Extension. Survivors include his widow; one son, Colby F., of Waldo; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marion) Brown of Belfast and Mrs. John (Isabel) Palmer of Belfast; one brother, Fred of Augusta; one sister, Mrs Darrell (Dorothy) Mooers, South Portland; 10 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).  (Photo page).

Whitcomb, Eleanor M., Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor M. Whitcomb, 65 of Morrill were held at 3 pm. Sunday at the family lot in Paul Cemetery, Waldo.  The Rev. Richard Reynolds of the Morrill Baptist Church officiated.  Mrs. Whitcomb, died unexpectedly July 27 at her residence.  She was born at Brooks, Jan. 20, 1908, the daughter of Eben and Katie (Small) Miller.  She attended the Morrill Baptist Church; was a former member of Primrose Chapter OES, at Belfast; and a member of the Waldo County Nurses Alumni.  Survivors include her husband, Harold E. Whitcomb of Morrill; a son, Edward Whitcomb of Morrill; two daughters, Lois Jones of Amherst, Mass., and Mrs. Gary (Faye) Sheldon of Morrill; a brother, Carroll Miller of Rockland; an uncle, Dr. Foster Small of Belfast; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).

Whitcomb, Harold E., Harold E. Whitcomb, 64, died unexpectedly at his residence in Morrill, August 13 [1973].  Born at Waldo, December 3, 1909, he was the son of Merl and Ada (Gross) Whitcomb.  He worked for many years as a meatcutter in the Belfast area, and until 10 years before his retirement he was a foreman at Maplewood Poultry Company.  Currently he had been working at the Morrill General Store, Morrill.  He was a member of the Timothy Chase Lodge, Belfast and attended the Morrill Baptist Church.  He was the widower of Eleanor (Miller) Whitcomb.  He is survived by one son, Edward Whitcomb, Morrill, and daughters Mrs. Lois (Whitcomb) Jones, Amherst, Me., and Mrs. Faye (Whitcomb) Sheldon, Morrill.  One sister Mrs. Edna King and 6 grandchildren. Graveside services were held Aug. 15 at the family lot in Paul Cemetery, Waldo.  Rev. Richard Reynolds of Morrill officiated. Friends who wish may contribute to the Morrill Baptist Church in his memory.  Arrangements were made by Coombs Funeral Home, Belfast.  (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).

Whitcomb, Nellie (Cross), Funeral services were held at the Coombs Funeral Home, Belfast, at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Craig Wagner officiating for Nellie (Cross) Whitcomb, 89 of Waldo who died in Belfast March 14, 1985.  She was born in Waldo, Oct. 31 1895, the daughter of Nathaniel and Isa Betsey (Keller) Cross.  She and her late husband Eben, owned and operated a dairy farm for many years.  She had been a member of the Silver Harvest Grange of Waldo since 1911.  She was a past member of the County Extension Service and the Morrill Senior Citizens.  She is survived by her son Colby Whitcomb of Waldo; two daughters, Marion W. Brown and Isabel Palmer, both of Belfast; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews including her namesake Nellie Thompson of Morrill. those friends who wish may make donations to a charity of their choice in her memory.  (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).  (Photo page).

Whitcomb, Mrs. Sadie E., WALDO, Dec 8 – Mrs Sadie E. Whitcomb, 74, died Tuesday in a local hospital following an illness of a few years.  She was born in Waldo August 29, 1885, daughter of Nathaniel and Isadora (Keller) Cross.  Mrs. Whitcomb was a lifelong resident here and belonged to Silver Harvest Grange. Survivors are her husband, Albert Whitcomb of Waldo; seven daughters, Mrs. Mattie Kenney, Belfast, Mrs. Minnie Kenney Brooks, Mrs. Thelma Cross, Rockland, Mrs. Vera Margison, Old Town, Mrs. Mamie Veines and Mrs. Ellen Thompson, Waldo, , Mrs. Ethel Clifford, Lynn Mass; two sons, Virgil of Sheldon, Conn., and Lewis, Southington Conn.; three sisters, Mrs. Thirza Herbert, Bath, Mrs. Nellie Whitcomb, Waldo, Mrs. Ada Whitcomb, Belfast; 30 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins and other relatives.  Services will be held in Belfast from Coombs Funeral Home, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment is to be at the Paul Cemetery, Waldo.  (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).

Wight, Pamelia Oakes, Mrs. Pamelia Oakes Wight died suddenly at her home on the Lincolnville road Saturday, March 17th, at the advanced age of 94 years.  She had been an invalid and unable to walk for several years, but was apparently as well as usual and was taking a lunch when she fell back in her chair and expired.  She was a daughter of Matthew and Sarah Sayward Kalloch of Thomaston and the widow of Nathan Wight of Belfast, to whom she was married Oct. 16, 1828.  They began housekeeping at once on his farm in Belfast, and lived there all their lives.  Mr. Wight (died in July, 1891, at the age of 96 years.  They had five children, three of whom are living, Harriet N. Wight of Belfast, Ellen E., wife of Thomas Small of East Berlin, Ct., and Matilda M., wife of Levi L. Robbins of Belfast.  Her brothers and sisters were Eliza Hall, Esther Curtis, Margaret Burnham, Sarah Rigley, Susan Miller, Judith Hall, George Hall, Albert Hall and Mehitabel Corea.  The three last named survive her, and are children of her mother by a second marriage.  George lives in Thomaston, Albert in Freedom and Mrs. Corea in Springfield, Mass.  She leaves six grandchildren and three great grand-children.  Mrs. Wight was faithful to the best interests of her home.  Her children received all the loving care and training that it was possible for a fond and devoted mother to give, and to the grandchildren she was all that a loving and indulgent grandparent could be.  She sympathized with them in their troubles and entered into their pastimes in a manner that endeared her to them, while she let no opportunity pass to instill into their minds the lessons of life and duty.  While she was to her children and grandchildren a true and faithful parent, she, in her turn, received from them in her later years of helplessness the most kind and loving care, especially from her daughter Harriet, who also previously cared for an invalid brother and father, both of whom were helpless many years.  The funeral was held at her late home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. T.  Ringold and Rev. R. T. Capen officiating.  In accord with, her tastes and desire, the floral decorations were neat and simple, consisting of a sheaf of wheat and banks of evergreen from the home farm.  The hymn “Rock of Ages” was sung by Mrs. H. W. Edgecomb and Mrs. Leforest L. Robbins.  The interment will be In South Belfast cemetery.  (Belfast, ME, Republican Journal, 22 Mar. 1900).

Wilson, Evie K., THOMASTON --  Mrs. Evie K. Wilson, 82, widow of George Renfrew Wilson, died Feb. 6 [1972] at her residence on State Street in Bangor.  Born on Nov. 5 1889 at Thomaston, she was the daughter of Joseph and Flora Stone Kalloch.  She was a 1908 graduate of Thomaston High School.  She was a member of the Hammond Street Congregational Church in Bangor.  Her husband was for many years train dispatcher at Carmel.  He died several years ago.  Funeral services were held from the Brookline-Smith Funeral Home in Bangor.  Interment will be at the family lot in the Village Cemetery, Thomaston later in the spring.

Wilson, Mabel Wiley, TENANTS HARBOR -- Mabel Wiley Wilson, 93, died July 9, 1991, at a Rockland nursing home, after a long illness.  She was the widow of Willis Wilson, who died in 1972.  She was born in St. George Aug. 10 1897, a daughter of Raymond M. and Alice (Kalloch) Wiley.  She was a lifelong resident of Tenants Harbor.  She was a 60-year member of the Tenants Harbor Baptist Church.  A self-taught musician, she was organist at the church for 60 years.  She was a 50-year member and Past Matron of Naomi Chapter, OES, a member of the Rebekahs and of the Knox County Extension Association.  She was cook and house-keeper for the Wenthen family for 70 years, and baked for the East Wind for over 10 years.  She was predeceased by a son, Ralph Wilson.  Surviving are several nieces and nephews.  Visiting hours were held Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Thomaston.  A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Tenants Harbor Baptist Church with the Rev. Randall Wilbur officiating.  Burial will be in Seaside Cemetery.

Wing, George, George Wing died at his home in Morrill May 10 after a short illness following a paralytic shock.  He was born in Morrill May 7, 1851, and was the youngest son of John and Sylvia (Daggett) Wing.  He is survived by his wife, formerly Mrs. Ella Sanborn, on brother, Llewell Wing of Morrill, and several nieces and nephews; also two step-daughters, Mrs. J. P. Miller, now of Aiken, S. C., and Mrs. Set Brown of Belfast.  The funeral services were held at his late home Wednesday at 2 p. m., Rev. Nathan Hum[?] officiating.  His remains were placed in the family lot in Morrill Cemetery.  (Orlando Sanborn Scrapbook, newspaper clipping).


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