Kalloch Family News
1867 - KALLOCH NEWSLETTER - 2017
This is A Big Deal!!
150th Kalloch Family Reunion
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, 9-5
Elks Hall, 210 Rankin St., Rockland, ME
We need at least 100 people!
If you ever plan to attend, this is the time.
THE KALLOCH FAMILY 125th REUNION
AUGUST 22, 1992
Kids' Activities – Genealogy – Good Food – Lectures –
Family Photo Booth – Artisans' Market – Face painting - Reunion Photo
popular issue today, especially among the younger generations, is identity; who
am I, what roots or connections do I have with the mass of humanity around me?
For some, this becomes a lifelong angst. I have never directly experienced this
adrift feeling. In my many summers here in Rockland I always knew I was part
Kalloch or Ingraham. I attended my first Kalloch Reunion at age 4 (at St. George
Grange). My great aunt brought me, along with the worst-tasting sandwiches on
the planet. But I was surrounded by several rather large Kalloch matrons who
took pity on me with volumes of goodies topped with chocolate cake. I knew I was
great-grandfather was Frank Kalloch, a tinware peddler who with horse and wagon
was beloved in a wide circle of towns in this part of Knox County, selling
pots & cookware, cookie molds, cooking spoons and tongs, coffee pots, tin candle
holders and lamps, as well as good and friendly greetings and conversation. He
sang a fine tenor in the church choir, and served at times as a fireman. His
wife Almeda wrote a little book of essays, "just jottings," and taught a Sunday
School Class for a hundred women, "The Kalloch Class." They built the house on
Mechanic Street I now own, in which my blessed grandmother and great aunt were
raised. I of course have made a unique pathway in my life but have always known
I spring from fine down-to-earth Kallochs in Knox County, Maine.
Photo on left: Elizabeth Robbins passes the coffee pot at a recent reunion.
It was donated by tinware peddler Frank Seavey Kalloch for an early reunion.
Photo on right: Peter T. Richardson.
Peter T. Richardson, co-historian
LECTURES AT THE 150TH
Captain James Kalloch, Maine Mariner Historian, will speak on '"Four Kalloch
Robert Skoglund: The Humble Farmer, and News Publisher Gilchrist & Robinson
James Skoglund: Fine local Historian and Curator.
Kendall Merriam: Past Poet Laureate of Rockland, and Author From the Kalloch
Peter Richardson: Our Kalloch Family Reunion Historian, and Book Author
TO HELP - please contact the following:
(or send with registration form:)
PRESIDENT: Anita L. Fernald:
PHOTOS, GENEALOGY: Peter Richardson, 22 Mechanic St., Rockland, ME 04841;
Historian and Genealogy: Ken Kalloch:
MAILING LIST and NEWSLETTER: Eleanor Richardson:
22 Mechanic St., Rockland, ME 04841;
HATS, T-SHIRTS, MEMORABILIA: Beverly Wilson:
REGISTRATION: Paul Hobbs Wilson, treas:
From Evelyn Kalloch
Left: Evelyn Kalloch with visiting great-grands in
2016: the boys from AZ, William, age 13, Jake age 9, Tessa age 18, and
Jack age 15. The two boys are sons of her grandson Aaron (Vickie's son),
the older pair are children of Mya- Lisa, Vickie’s daughter.
Right: My beautiful great-granddaughter, Vickie's granddaughter
Tessa, graduated from H.S. in 2016 and is attending McGill College in
Canada and majoring in environmental issues.
A Note on Obituaries: Since we are a
genealogical Association, I have been careful to put dates and names in the
obituaries. Space does not permit fuller detail, but the email version has no
such restriction. For more detail and for color photos, go to www.kalloch.org.
Those receiving email newsletters will get the longer version. Our website has
brought us a wider audience, thus we have more obituaries.
Eleanor Richardson, editor
Sophia Allison Wilson was born February 1, 2016 at Miles Memorial
Hospital in Damariscotta, Maine. She is the daughter of Kara (Rackliff)
and Michael Wilson of Cushing. Sophia's big brother is Cameron.
Evelyn Kalloch's 90th birthday celebration. Evelyn has recently moved
from Cushing to Portland. (sent by Vickie Levesque Hammond)
Benko, son of Debbie Heffernan Gallant, and great-grandson of Harold
"St. George" Kalloch and Marie Bradford Tolman, graduated from high school in
Maryland and will be attending George Mason University's honors college in
the fall. He'll be studying global political science and German.
Debbie Heffernan recently moved her fee-only
financial planning business to Rockville, MD, where she and her husband Ron now
make their home.
John (Jack) C. Hammond and Victoria G. Levesque (right) were
married on May 19, 2017 in Hampden, Maine. Dare we call this a Kalloch Reunion
romance? Vickie served 34 years as secretary of the Kalloch Reunion. She has
sold her house in Maine and moved to Washington, D.C.
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument: Did you know that
included in the new National Monument is "Kalloch Mountain"? It
is in the lowest southeast corner of the park. Has anyone climbed this mountain?
Who can be the first to discover who this mountain is named for?
Millay House is looking spiffy after its facelift of the past year.
The Board of Directors of the Rockland Historical Society have
transferred ownership of the birthplace of renowned American poet and Kalloch
cousin, Edna St. Vincent Millay, at 198-200 Broadway, Rockland, to Millay House
Rockland, a new literary organization.
For more information: visit website
House on Facebook, or
Edna's page on kalloch.org.
Rev. John A. Blackman, Jr., of Edmeston, NY, went to be with the Lord
he served, Nov. 20, 2016. He was born Aug. 31, 1932, in Rockland, ME, to John A.
and Olive (Kalloch) Blackman. He married Dorothy Loyte in June 1955. John served
the First Baptist Church of Oswegatchie, N.Y., 1958-1964, and the Second Baptist
Church, Edmeston. N.Y. from 1964-1994. He was a member of the Edmeston volunteer
fire dept., an advanced EMT, and was on the Library Board for 34 years. John is
survived by his wife, and his children, David, Edmeston, NY; Deborah DeForest,
Norwich, NY; and Karen Blackman, New Berlin, NY; daughter-in-law Ruth Blackman
and son-in-law Michael Shuman; grandchildren, Christina Staples, Rachel
Blackman, Jordan Blackman, Chazzman Felker, Riley DeForest, Mitchell Felker,
Michelle Blackman and three great-grandsons Alex Staples, Jackson Staples and
Adam Blackman. He was predeceased by his daughter Kathy Shuman.
Philip Raymond Crabtree, 97, died April 30, 2016, in Camden. Born in Lynn, MA,
Dec. 30, 1918, he was the son of Raymond Elwood and Elsie (Watson) Crabtree. He
grew up in South Hope with seven siblings. During WWII, he served in the Army in
Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Phil then married Hope Bowley, and they
raised three children. He worked for Sutton Supply in the lumber/hardware
business 45 years. In his 70s he worked at Thomaston Hardware. Phil then worked
for John Vigue, at Thomaston Grocery, until age 95. Surviving is his daughter,
Shirley J. Hayward (Lynn) of Northport; brothers, Robert Crabtree of Camden,
John Crabtree (Ginny) of Warren; sisters, Rita Grinnell Elliott of Camden and
Claire Frye of Rockport; three grandsons, Greg Hayward (Darcie) of Costa Mesa,
CA; Brett Hayward of Northport; Jason Turnbull (Alison) of Rockport; three great
grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Nick Turnbull of Rockport, and Rory Hayward of Costa
Mesa, CA. Phil was predeceased by his former wife, Hope Bowley Crabtree; his
son, Philip R. Crabtree, Jr.; daughter, Rebecca Washburn; and brothers Kenneth,
Richard and Everett Crabtree.
Robert Frank Crabtree, 101, patriarch of the Knox County Crabtree family,
passed July 6, 2016. He was born in Lynn, MA, to Raymond and Elsie Watson
Crabtree, March 29, 1915. In 1922, Bob came to Maine to the Crabtree Farm in
South Hope. He always said he got here as fast as he could. Bob is survived by
his daughter Patricia Ellen Crabtree Girr of South Portland, and her
stepchildren, Laura, Mark, Jennifer and Jeffrey; his siblings, Rita Grinnell
Elliott of Camden; Claire Frye of Rockport; and John Crabtree of Warren. He was
predeceased by his wife of 73 years, Agnes Lermond Crabtree in 2012. They won
the "longest married" prize for many years at the Kalloch Reunion. He was also
predeceased by his infant daughter, Susan Jean, in 1948; his son-in-law, Leo
Girr; and his brothers Kenneth, Phillip, Richard, and Everett; sisters-in-law
Phyllis, Hope, Nadine, and Lucy Crabtree; Glynis Hills; brothers-in-law,
Chauncey Grinnell, Jim Elliott, Bill Frye, and Edwin Lermond.
Paul DeGaetano, 62, passed away suddenly Jan. 18, 2016, in Venice, FL.
He was born in Boston, April 12, 1953, son of Nicholas and Edna (Keller)
deGaetano. He co-owned and operated Hearthworks Fire Center. He was an avid
sportsman. He and his wife Joyce (Maclean) summered in York Beach, ME. He is
survived by his wife; three sons, David Metts of TX; Jared and Brad DeGaetano,
both of Candia, FL; a brother Raymond of Marlboro, MA; and two sisters, Linda
Donovan of Framingham, MA, and Lori Blondin or York Beach.
Wallace C. “Wally” Farrand, 82, of Pensacola, FL, formerly of South Weymouth,
MA, passed away Nov. 9, 2015. Born in Boston, Nov. 11, 1932 he was the son of
Harold C. and Gladys V. Farrand. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1950, serving
in four states. After a couple of years in civilian life, he reenlisted,
retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer in 1975 after 22 years. He worked for
Texaco and Comco until 1995, then moved with his wife to Pensacola. He was a
member of the American Legion. He is preceded in death by his mother, father,
and brother, Lawrence. Wally is survived by his wife, Constance; whom he married
in 1953; son, Thomas (Maria); son, Gregory (Michelle); daughter, Diana (Brian)
Barthelme; brothers, Robert and Richard of MA; grandchildren, Michael, Danielle,
Nicole, Christopher, Jeremy Diettel, Steve Isaac; and great-grand daughter;
H. Hammond, 69, died March 17, 2016, after a long fight with breast
cancer. Kathleen was the wife of Jack; mother of Amy Hammond-O’Dwyer of
Westminster, MD; and Matthew Hammond of Washington, DC; and doting Grandmother
of Clare and Liam O’Dwyer and Zachary Hammond. In 1947, she was born in Tyler,
TX. Kathleen was a world traveler, going to Cuba a month before she died. She
followed and supported her soldier husband across the U.S. and Europe. Once her
children were in school, she worked for the Department of Defense, the Army, the
Navy, and the Department of State. Her work for Defense in Washington, DC
required travel to the Far East, South America, and Europe. She was a member of
the Norwood Ringers Handbell Choir.
Dorothy Keller Hibbert, 93, died Feb. 5, 2017, at Windward Gardens in Camden.
Born in Rockland May 20, 1923, she was the daughter of Jenness and Elizabeth (Gushee)
Keller. Growing up in Lincolnville Beach, she graduated from Camden High School.
She married Alvah Hibbert Aug. 29, 1941. Dot worked at Camden Woolen Mill, then
Hodgeman's Footwear for 25 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and St.
Thomas Episcopal Church, Camden. In 1988, they moved to Englewood, FL. Alvah
died in 1991, and in 2006, Dot moved back to Camden. She was predeceased by a
brother, Jenness Keller, Jr. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Hibbert of
Myrtle Beach, SC; and Tom Hibbert (Colleen), of Portland; four grandchildren,
Kenneth L. Hibbert Jr. of Center Harbor, NH; Matthew Hibbert of Meredith, NH;
Nicole Bland (T.C.) of Camden; Emily Kenny of Stratford, P.E.I.; a
sister-in-law, Eleanor Keller of Scarborough; and 10 great-grandchildren,
Hannah, MacKenzie, Jake, Trevor, Todd, Ian, Brian, Alyssa, Cace and Averie.
Kalloch died of a heart attack in an Inyokern, California, May 6th,
2016. He was a longtime waterfront resident, activist and historian. Bob and his
lady Laurabell Hawbecker moved to the Sausalito waterfront in the 60s, after
they both decided to stop punching time clocks. They found a dilapidated WWII
landing craft hull, “the Hiparcus,” and became anchor-outs. He served as the
manager of the marina and also started the garbage service for the community.
Troubles with Marin County and Sausalito caused Bob to represent the community
in negotiations with local authorities. He was Harbor Master for10 years.
Laurabell still lives in Inyokern, looked after by Ruth Hartman – a fellow
Patricia Darlene Kalloch, 78, died Feb. 6, 2016, in Glendive, MT. Pat was born
Feb. 7, 1937, in Glendive, a daughter of Vurr and Mildred (Berg) Cady. She was
raised and educated there, then in 1955 went to work as an operator for Mountain
Bell Telephone Company, retiring in 1993. On March 23, 1973, Pat married Ed
Kalloch. They had a motor home and traveled throughout Montana. Pat also enjoyed
needlepoint and crocheting. Pat was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and
was president of the Eastern Montana Veterans Home Foundation Board. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Ed in 2003; and one granddaughter, Paula
Hoyer. Pat is survived by her sister, Shirley (Lloyd) Aspenlieder of Culbertson,
MT; stepson, Tom (JoAnn) Kalloch of Glendive; and step-daughter, Dallas Peuse of
(Jack) E. Keller, 88, of Weymouth, MA, died Dec. 30, 2016. He was born
in Boston, then his family moved to Weymouth where he has lived ever since. He
served in the Army during WWII, and upon returning, married Florence Keller
(Taylor). Jack worked as a truck mechanic for many years for both Brinks and
Mass Electric. He was very handy and enjoyed working on his own house and family
cars. Jack loved many outdoors activities, especially summers with his family in
Hyannis. He was a member of the Eagles in Weymouth. Jack was predeceased by his
beloved wife. He is father to Shirley Keller Thomas and her husband John of
Fla.; Janice Knowles of Rockland, ME; and Kenneth Keller of Weymouth; cherished
grandfather to Jeffrey, Jake, Adam, Timothy, and the late Christopher. Jack was
also the devoted brother to five sisters. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery,
Virginia W. Spear, 94, formerly of Warren, died Jan. 27, 2017 at Cove’s Edge.
Born in Warren Aug. 25, 1922, she was the daughter of Chester O. and Grace Lermond Wyllie. She graduated from Ballard Business School of Rockland in 1942
and married Roger E. Teague in 1943. She worked in banking for 50 years. Mr.
Teague died in 1959. In 1967, she married Parker H. Spear. Ginny was a member of
Warren Baptist Church, organist there and at Orffs Corner Church. Ginny was
predeceased by Parker Spear; her daughter, Daphne J. Teague Wood; and her
brothers, Gerald Wyllie, and Alfred H. Wyllie. She is survived by her brother
Robert O. Wyllie of Camden, grandchildren Travis W. Wood (Joanne) of Oakland;
Michelle Hathorn (Robert) of Hampden; Tonia Shorette of Oakland; and Monica
Brennan (Dan) of Winslow; seven great-grandchildren, seven
great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Marion V. Wyllie of Warren and
son-in-law Donald Wood (Rose) of Oakland.
S. Stephen, Jr. died May 29, 2017, at home in Lincoln, NE, with his
family. Charles was born in Melrose, MA, Feb. 3, 1932. He received an M.Div.
from Crane Theological School. He was an ordained Unitarian Universalist
Minister, serving congregations in Billerica, MA, then Lincoln, NE, where he
served 35 years. Charles was an active member of the community, pivotal in
establishing the Nebraska Civil Liberties Union and the Lincoln/Lancaster
Planned Parenthood Association, and several other civic organizations. For 25
years he was a book reviewer on the program All About Books for NET radio.
Charles is survived by his wife Patricia; five children: Deborah Stephen of
Lincoln; Susan Stephen (Michael Jensen) of CT; David Stephen (Anne) of MN; Karl
Stephen (Janet) of CO; and Bruce Stephen of Lincoln; ten grandchildren and seven
great grandchildren; and by two brothers Sanders Stephen (Mary); Mark Stephen
(Susan) of VT.
Jane Sherer died Nov. 15, 2016, on her 78th birthday in Stone Mountain,
GA. She was the daughter of Lester and Rose (Vultiggo) Sherer, and was born at
North Haven, Maine, Nov. 15, 1938. There will be a memorial service July 17,
2017, at North Haven, where she spent her first 13 years, after which the family
moved to Mt. Desert. She was valedictorian at Mt. Desert High School and went to
college in Boston. She married Fred Emrich and lived in Boston, Washington D.C.,
and Greenfield, MA, raising four children (div. mid-90s). She taught special
education. She is survived by a sister, Marilyn Morrison (Homer); three
children, Janet Gadsby, Jennifer Emrich, and Rick Emrich. Her younger son,
Michael Emrich, predeceased her in 2004.
Kalloch Stewart, née Allen died Dec. 23, 2016. Born January 27, 1933 to
Henry and Beulah Allen of Tenants Harbor, Elaine had declining health over the
last few years following the loss of her eyesight. She returned to Maine,
spending her last few years with her sister Charlene Black in their childhood
home which made her very happy. Elaine loved to travel and had an
entrepreneurial spirit. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Deatherage of St
Louis, MO and Hope McLean of Homosassa, FL; and one granddaughter, Katherine
Race of Murray, KY. She was predeceased by her son Scott and daughter Karen. In
addition, she leaves her beloved sister Charlene and her three nieces, Deborah,
Elizabeth and Abby.
Gordon Paul Wahlberg passed away in Mesa, AZ, Oct. 8, 2014. He was born in
Kingsburg, CA, Aug. 14, 1925, to Paul and Mary Wahlberg, then moved to Pomona.
He enlisted in the Navy in 1943, and served in the Pacific Theater. Using the
G.I. Bill, he earned a B.S. in Business Administration in Foreign Trade and
Transportation at the U.C. Berkeley. He worked for American President Steamship
Lines and P&O Orient Steamship Co. around the world. He later taught middle
school in upstate New York. After retiring in 1985, he lived in Penn Valley, CA,
and was active in the Masons, the Shrine, York Rite, Scottish Rite and Order of
the Eastern Star. He had two sisters: Fern Puron (deceased), Janet (Duane)
Simpson, 3 nephews: Jose Puron, David (Kelly) and Steven (Edna) Simpson, and his
loving friend Phyllis Stanton.
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