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History of Pittsfield

Pittsfield on the Sebasticook

by Sanger Mills Cook
originally published in 1966
now in eBook form


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TABLE OF CONTENTS | DEDICATION & PREFACE
CHAPTER I | CHAPTER II | CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV | CHAPTER V | CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER VII | APPENDIX | INDEX

Index

Interim edition, March 12, 2005

Most illustrations appear in groups of unnumbered pages in this book. Numbers in this index in italic font indicate a page containing illustrations. These follow a numbered page and include a decimal point. For example, 40.2 indicates the second page following the page numbered 40 (and preceding page 41 where the text resumes).

Sanger Mills Cook's book Pittsfield on the Sebasticook was published in 1966 without an index. This index was generated by Tom Brown of the Pittsfield Historical Society with help from Don Hallenbeck.




1606-1850 ("Frontier Days," Chapter I), 11-34

1800-1825 first settlers, 21-26

1850-1880 ("Awakening," Chapter II), 35-59

1880-1900 ("Surging Ahead," Chapter III), 60-87

1900-1930 ("Complacency," Chapter IV), 88-116

1930-1940 ("Difficult Times," Chapter V), 117-128

1940-1960 ("Resurgence," Chapter VI), 129-158

1960-1966 ("Today," Chapter VII), 159-175

5 and 10 Store, 123

20th Maine Regiment, 69-70


A & P Supermarket, 142

Abanaki tribes of Maine, 12-14

Ackerman, George R., 173

Adams, Benjamin, 26

Adams, Sherman, 152

Advertiser, The. See Pittsfield Advertiser

airport, 120.15, 166.9



construction, 120-121, 129-130

future of, 166

in wartime, 130, 131

See also aviation cadet program

Allen, W., 16

Almont Ledo (race horse), 69

Almy (C. M.) & Son, Inc., 144, 152.1, 162, 166.6

American Express Company, 96

American Legion (Otis M. Vining Post)

buildings, 104.1, 124, 150, 166.5, 168

organized, 106

American Woolen Company

Dobson's mills purchased by, 103

financial trouble at, 118-119

Pioneer Mill modernization planned by, 138

Riverside Mill purchased by, 105

Textron acquisition of, 138-139

Ames, Charles R., 125, 150, 155-156, 158

Ames, Florence, 131

Anderson, Harry, 137, 151

Anderson, Julia, 67

Anderson, Karl V., 156

Anderson, Thomas A., 121, 124, 158

Andrews, Charles, 166, 166.9

Andrews, Delbert C., 104.8, 109, 111

Androscoggin and Kennebec Railroad, 36-37

Athenaeum Club, 160

Atkins, C. W, 64.3

Atkinson, William D., 40, 40.3


Atlas Shoe Company, 123

attorneys

Coolidge, H. R., 95

 


Farwell, C. A., 48

Hovey, F. W., 83

Manson, John, 71

Manson and Hovey, 48

Atwell, P., 40.1

Austin, Dick, 166.8

automobiles, 109

aviation cadet program, 121, 130

 

Bachelder, Kingsbury, 56.3

Bachelder, Margaret, 77

Badger, Ray H., 120.7

airport construction, 120-121

Centennial Committee member, 106

CWA (Civil Works Administration) head, 120, 122

ERA (Emergency Relief Association) head, 122

fire chief, 111, 117, 188

town basketball team member, 109

town manager, 156

Water Works superintendent, 111, 117, 125

Baker, A. P., 40.1

ball fields, 74, 85, 123-124

Ballou, Rev., 113, 148

ball parks, 74, 85, 123-124

bands, 85, 105

Boys' Band, 111, 121, 128

Pittsfield Band, 136.7

"bank holiday," 119

banks, 98, 150

See also First National Bank of Pittsfield; Pittsfield National Bank; Pittsfield Trust Company

Banks, Earl, 156

Baptist Church. See Calvary Baptist Church (Conservative); First Baptist Church

Baptist Society. See Free Baptist Society

barges, 76

Barns, Edith, 106

Barrows, George, 75

Barrows & Harris, open gas station, 142

Barry, John, 26

Barstow, Edna (formerly Martin), 71, 99, 121

barter, 26, 31

baseball, 80.6, 93, 95

Basford, S., 40.1

Bashaba, 12

basketball, 109, 146

Basketball, town team, 109

Bates College, 50, 53, 83, 112


Baumann, Estelle, 112

Baxter, John L., Jr., 151, 160

bedstead manufacture, 40.1, 44-45

Bennett, Samuel, constable, 26, 30

Berdeen, Charles, 66

Berdeen's (C. H.) boot and shoe store, 102

Berry, John, 27

Berry, R. H., 120, 121

Berry (R. H.) Drug Store, 117-118

Bickmore, H. K., 40.1

bicycles, 75, 82

Bigelow, A. P., 119, 120

Bigelow, William, 106, 119, 120

death of, 128

Bijou Theater, 105, 112, 115, 142-143

Binney, Henry, 103

Bishop, Donald, 162, 166.4

blacksmith shop ("BSS" on maps), 40.1, 40.3, 42

Blanchard, Dr., 110, 148

blocks

Connor block (J. C.) (1898), 85, 102, 105

Connor (Jesse) block, 104

Elias block, 132

Gordon (Leon), 164

Hanson block, 142

Jones (S. F.), 141

Jones block, 163

Lancey block, 109-110

Lehr block, 121

Main Street blocks, 24

Martin block, 123, 165

Osborne block, 78

Perkins block, 102, 123

Vickery block, 98, 121

boarding houses, 78

Board of Trade, 102

Bois, Artepas, 11

Bomaseen (tribal chief), 13

Boone, John, 149

bootlegging, 69, 79

Bosphorus (race horse), 71

Boston Americans (baseball), 95

Boston Mfg. Company, 32

Bottomley, E. P., 106

Bowker, Abbie L., 64.2

Bowl-Rite Lanes and Recreation Center, 165

Bowl-Rite Lanes Laundry-Mat, 135

Boys' Band, 111, 121, 128

Boy Scouts

Bomaseen Headquarters, 13

Condon, Harry and, 128

Eagle Scout, 127

Merrill, Kilborn and, 157

Brackett, A. J., 24

Brackett, A. W, 46, 65, 69

Brackett, H. J., 40.3, 66

Brackett, Maud, 77

Brackett, Miss, 41

Brackett House, 43

Bradford, William, 21, 23

Bradstreet, L. E., 94

Brattle, Thomas, 11

Bray, Mr. (Lancy House manager), 97

Brewster, Governor, 112

brickyard, 40.3, 46

Bridge, Squire, 28

bridges, 64.7, 67-68, 121

Dobson's bridge, 44

flood of 1936 and, 127

Hunnewell Bridge, 74, 80.5, 152.6

Peltoma Bridge dispute, 67-68

Sibley Bridge, 31

Waverley, 150

Briggs, Frank W., 88.7, 93, 104.6

Broadway (theater), 113

Broderick, Capt. Mike, Home Guard trainer, 130

Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, 157, 158

Brooks, S. C., 40.3

Broom Cadets, Co. B, 64.2

Brown, Frank, 115

Brown, George, 21, 30

Brown, Grace, 161

Brown, John, 30

Brown, Ronello, 173

Brown, Vera Connant, 66, 121, 131

Bryant, Arey, 173

Bryant, E. C., 83, 84, 94, 104.5, 122, 167

Bryant, Mrs. E. C., 85

Bryant Company

1906, 88.8

fails 1909, 97-98, 102

Forham Canning factory built by 1900, 89


See also Bryant & Woodruff mill

Bryant & Woodruff mill

steam mill built 1892, 75

storehouse added 1893, 78

partnership dissolved 1895, 81

See also Bryant Company

Buckley, Capt. Edward, 150

Buckley, Wilton, 173

Bud's Supermarket, 152.1, 163, 166.8

Building and Loan Association, 68, 81

building boom, 63

Bunker, Joseph S., 135

Burbank, D., 40.3

Burbank, F. T., 40.3

Burch, Seymour, 143

Burke, Paul, 160

Burleigh, J. H., 92

Burnham Dam, 91, 92

Burns, Gardner, 112

Burns, Rufus, 56, 90

Burton, Eben, 26

Burton, Nathan, 26

burying ground. See cemeteries

Business and Professional Women's Club, 110

business district. See Main Street

businesses, 40-43, 44-46, 117-120, 129-143, 161-166

Almy (C. M.) and Sons, 144, 152.1, 162, 166.6

blacksmith shop ("BSS" on maps), 40.1, 40.3, 42

Bowl Rite Lanes and Recreation Center, 165

Bowl Rite Lanes Laundrymat, 135

Central Maine Oil Company, 23, 165

Central Maine Power, 103, 123

Chandler Nursing Home, 166

Cook (Sanger M.) Insurance Agency, 163

Cornforth (A. H.) store 1866, 41

Cornforth (H. L.) store 1933, 121

Cox gas and fuel oil, 142

Craig Coal Company, 123

Curtis (L. W.) Confectionery and Refreshment Saloon, 40.1

Dan's Lunch, 117

Dexter (T. S.) & Company, 41

The Embers Restaurant, 165-166, 166.7

Fendler-Tilton Motors, 142

Fitts Tire Service, 165

Folsom Used Car sales, 164

funeral parlors, 165

gas and fuel oil company, 114

International Harvester agency, 142

Jones (S. F.) Insurance Agency, 142

Lagorio cigar and fruit stand, 122

Lancey House Garage, 165

L & H Chevrolet Agency, 142

Loder greenhouse, 81

lumber and building supplies, 118

Menendez Alleys, 165

Norge Laundry and Cleaning Village, 135

Palmer Bowling Alley, 81

Parker-Littlefield Garage, 165

Parks Brothers (hay, hoops, etc.), 46

Parks Brothers Insurance Agency, 142, 163

Pickwick Cabins, 123

Pittsfield Laundricoin, 135

Pittsfield Truck and Farm (International Harvester), 141, 143

print shops, 46, 64.6

REA Express, 165

Sanger M. Cook Agency, 142

Shorey Funeral Home, 152.1, 165

tanneries, 32

Thompson (Mrs. S. D.) Millinery and Dressmaking, 80.3

Vickery and Lehr, Inc., 142

White Star Laundry, 135, 142

Wright's Dairy, 142

Wright's Dry Cleaning, 135

Wright's Food Center and Locker Plant, 163

See also factories; farms; mills; stores

Bussell, Abbie, 131

Bussell, Charles H., 109, 121, 158

Buxton, Florence, 151

Buxton, Horace, 131

Buzzell, Elijah, 26

Bye, Harley E., 149

 

CAA war training service, 130

cadet program, 121, 130

Call, Aubrey, 156

Call, Barbara, 131

Call, Everett D., 107, 158

Call, Mrs. (Main St. resident, 1886), 40

Calvary Baptist Church (Conservative), 149-150

Camp Ringwood, 90, 92

Carey, Leo, 127, 148, 157

Cargill, Geraldine, 106


Cargill, Lilla, 125

Cargill, William, 158

Carnegie, Andrew, 91

Carr, William, 26

carriage shops

1830, 32

1866, 42

converted to Friend and Friend Garage 1922, 109

converted to Pittsfield Motor Sales 1935, 64.8, 120.9

library on former location of, 91

Smith, S. S., 90

Thomas, Mr. 1867, 45

York, S. R. & R. A, 40.1

Cassavant, Fred D., 106

Castle Harmony, 64, 65, 79

Catholic church. See St. Agnes Church

celebrations

Baptist Church 100th year 1955, 150

centennial, 120.1-120.3

centennial celebration, 107, 120.1

Chamber of Commerce Banquet, 112

Cleveland victory (1892), 75

Dollar Day and Street Dance, 113

Eisenhower visit, 152-155

Grand Concert, 63

Grange 50th year, 150

Japanese surrender, 131

at Lancey House (1912), 120.2

Pittsfield centennial, 106-108

Pittsfield Public Library dedication (1904), 80.8

Powers for governor rally, 83-84

Powers Hall dedication, 83-84

Union Park (formerly Pittsfield Driving Park) opening, 72, 73

Universalist Church 75th year, 150

Universalist Church dedication, 86

Universalist Men's Club banquet for MCI football, 72

Waverley Mill dedication, 76-78

World War I troop sendoff, 105

See also funerals; Union Hall

cemeteries, 32, 34, 120.4, 120.10

Dobson-McMaster monument, 100

Centennial, Pittsfield

plans for, 106

program, 120.1

Centennial celebration, 106

Central Maine Oil Company, 23, 165

Central Maine Power Company, 103

opens retail store, 123

Central Street, 133

Cephas (choir leader), 47

Chalmers. J. M., 96

Chamberlain, General Joshua, 69-70, 70

Chamber of Commerce, 112, 117

Chandler Nursing Home, 152.6

Chapman, Joseph, 66

Chase, G. C., President of Bates College, 83

Chase, Margaret. See Smith, Margaret Chase

Cheney, C. [should be O.] B. See Cheney, Oren B.

Cheney, Oren B., 50, 53, 56.2

Christian Science Church (at Perkins Hall), 90

Church, Hanson, 27

Church, James, 27

Church, William, 40.1

churches, 47, 58, 90-91, 104.1, 150, 168-169

See also Calvary Baptist Church; Christian Science Church; Church of God; Congregational Church; First Baptist Church; Methodist Church; Nazarene Church; St. Agnes Church; Union Church

church murals, 86

Church of God, 168-169

Church of the Nazarene, 149

Cianbro Manufacturing Corporation, 133, 137, 162, 167

Stinson Avenue shop, 133

Cianchette, Alton, 162

Cianchette, Buddy, 152.8

Cianchette, Carl, 160, 161

Cianchette, Chuck, 152.8

Cianchette, Clair, 137, 144

Cianchette, Dominick Mr. & Mrs. , 127

Cianchette, Ival, 162

Cianchette, J. R.

and his airplane of, 1955, 120.16

Bijou Theatre purchase and remodeling, 142

Bud's Super Market construction, 143

downtown construction (1942), 141

Eisenhower visit support, 153

fire at shops (1940), 123

First National Bank renovation (1955), 142

harness racing promotion, 169

J. R. Cianchette & Sons Construction Company, 152.1

Jones (S. F.) Block purchase, 141

Kiwanis director, 126

Lancey House purchase, 134


MCI Hall of Science donation, 144

Morrill Day at Bangor Fair, 73

Peltoma Acres homes construction, 136

Pioneer Mill replacement, 139

Pittsfield Advertiser proprietorship, 134-135, 164

Pittsfield Development Associates director, 137

Pittsfield Truck & Farm Store, 141

Pool Project Construction Committee, 151

post office building renovation, 72

rifle competition trophy donation, 126

Riverside Mill purchase, 135

Universalist Church renovation, 147

Waverley Mill purchase, 132

WPA airport committee, 129

Cianchette, Kenneth, 152.8, 162

Cianchette, Ralph L.

gas and fuel company organized 1928, 114

contracting 1935-1940, 122

airport runway construction 1939, 120

deputy sheriff 1940s, 157

father to founders of Cianchette Brothers Inc., 162

Cianchette, Mrs. Ralph L., 147, 162

Cianchette (J. R.) and Sons, Inc., 142, 143

Cianchette Bros., Inc., 152.8

builds new shops, 142

Cianbro Manufacturing Corporation subsidiary Stinson Ave., 133, 162

fire, S. Main St. shops 1940, 123

Hunnewell Avenue location of, 85

post office erected by, 165

Cianchette (J. R.) Company

at Dow Air Base 1952, 120.16

Legion Hall improvements, 150

office and shops, 152.16

Cianchette (J. R.) & Sons Construction Company, 152.1

Cianchette Stables, 166.1, 170

Cirillo, Louise, 161

Civil Defense Unit, 130

Civil War, 38, 69-70

Civil Works Administration (CWA), 120-121, 122

Cloutier, Charles, 121

clubs

Athenaeum Club, 160

Business and Professional Women's Club, 110

Dramatic Club, 63

Fish and Game Club, 166.5

Garden Club, 125

Knights of Columbus, 149

Ladies Union Hall Club, 62, 63

Lions Club, 126

Universalist Church Men's Club, 112, 125

William Tell Club, 100

See also Kiwanis club; Tuesday Club

Cobb, Elizabeth, 43

Cobb, Joseph H., 35

Cobb, Mrs. E. E., 40.3

Cochrane, Harry Hayman, 86

Coffin, Ada, 84

Coffin, Carl S., 119, 120

Coffin, Elizabeth, 112

Coffin. Jennie L., 63

Coffin, Lawrence, 165

Cogan, coach, 112

Coldwell, Rose, 155

Cole, Richard, 133

Collamore, Hazel, 125

Collamore, S., 40.1

Community Hospital (1924), 110

Conant, R. A., 64, 66

Conant family (talent show performers), 99

Conant (R. A.) Pant Factory, 66, 80.5

Condon, Harry, 128, 158

Congregational Church

Shorey Chapel converted, 168

split from Universalist Church, 148, 165, 168

Congressional Medal of Honor, 70

Connor, Ann (Parks), 23

Connor, Cora E., 64.2

Connor, G. J., 44

Connor, H. B., 40.1, 40.3, 41

Connor, J. E. 1893, 71

Connor, James F., 40.3

Bryant Company canning factory 1900, 89

stock stables of 1890, 46, 69

Water Works, 74, 80

Waverley Mill 1892, 75

Connor, Jesse (1783-1869)

Highway Surveyor 1819, 30

mill sold, 33, 35

Connor, Jesse C. (1824-1909), 23, 34

farmhouse of (1860), 40, 40.1

MCI founder 1865, 23-24, 50, 56.2

two-story dwelling of (1866), 41


two-story dwelling of (1866), 42

store 1866, 41

witness, MCI vs. Going Hathorn estate 1881, 55

block on Main St. erected 1883, 64

and Peltoma Bridge construction 1888, 67

Waverley Mill subscriber 1892, 42

Free Will Baptist Church member 1892, 75

plans new block 1895, 82

Powers Hall dedication 1897, 83

constructs new block (1898), 85

death of (1907), 97

Connor, Louise, 47

Connor, Miss Georgie, 47

Connor, Sarah (1827-1902), 34

Connor, T. F.

home built, 85

leases store, 123

Connor block

1886, 41

constructed 1898, 85

fire destroyed 1911, 102

fire destroyed 1914, 105

First National Bank, 64

meat market, 64

Connor & Hathorn, 40.1

Connor homestead, 44

Connor (J. C.) store, 40.1

Connor (T. F.) store, 104

Conroy, Bernard, 158

Cook, B., 40.1

Cook, Grace (Mills), 99, 114

Cook, J. (Rev.), 84

Cook, Jessie E., 79, 99

Cook, Ruth Plummer

1927, 112

1961, 169

Cook, Sanger Mills

airport first flight, 121

Col. Morril given first flight by, 73

Cook (S. M.) Insurance Agency, 142, 163

at dance, 47

Eisenhower visit, 152, 153, 154

father's death, 99

First National Bank secretary, 120

Kiwanis director, 126

Manson Park committee, 151

MCI Assistant Principal, 111

Pittsfield Development Associates, 137

political rally in Jackman, 121

pool project finance committee, 151

state legislature member, 120, 124

state senate candidate, 124

Waverley Mill purchase, 132

WPA airport committee, 129

Cook (S. M.) Insurance Agency, 142, 163

Cook's orchestra

1889, 68

1890, 80.6

Coolidge, Harry R.

law practice 1904, 95

Pittsfield centennial committee 1919, 106

Pittsfield National Bank closure committee 1933, 119

First National Bank director 1933, 120

Pool Project 1952, 151

Pittsfield Development Associates director 1954, 137

American Woolen agreement to replace Pioneer Mill 1954, 139

Coons, Mr. (bank committee member), 96

Cooper, Hiram, 41

cooper shop, 44

Corey (MCI football coach), 146

Corey, Naaman C., 101

corn, value of, 31

Cornforth, A. H.

clothing store 1866, 40.3, 41

Union Hall nominating committee 1882, 62

Cornforth, Floraine, 131

Cornforth, Harry L.

Manson Prize winner 1898, 85

clothing store robbed 1933, 121

clothing store 1966, 67

Cornforth (H. L.) Clothing Store

1933, 121

1966, 67

Cornforth (A. H.) store

1866, 41

robbery 1933, 121

Courser, Clayton, 158

Cousins, Nathaniel, 28

Cowan, Ellen, 125

Cox, W. R., 107

Cox Gas & Fuel Company, 142

Craig, Russell


centennial subcommittee 1919, 106

Secretary of State candidate 1935, 124

deceased 1941, 158

Cram, W. Bartlett

Maine Development Commission and American Woolen Company, 138

Maine Development Commission and Edwards Company, 140

Crawford, Harold, 143

crime

bank embezzlement, 150

Cornforth store robbery, 121

Crossman, Harold, 121, 141

Crowell, Lancaster, Higgins, and Webster, 160

Crowell, Mr. (head, Maine WPA), 129

Cummings, Bruce, 147

Cummings, H. King, 160

Cummings, Willard, 119, 131-132

Cummings-McGilvery Shoddy Mill, 103

Cunningham, Mrs. Ted, 130

Cunningham, Wallace, 155

curtis, L. W., Confectionery and Refreshment Saloon, 40.1

Cushnocks, 12

CWA (Civil Works Administration), 120-121, 122

Cyr Brothers, 94

 

Dahlgren, Maynard, 173

Daily (football player), 126

Daily, James, 121, 173

dairy farms, 127

Damon, Abbie L., 56

dams, 45

Burnham, 91, 92

Douglass, 69, 75

granite constructed by Going Hathorn, 39

Waverley, 85, 120.15, 155

Dana (MCI basketball coach), 146

Danforth, A. H., 113

Danforth (A. H.) store, 90

Danforth (A. H.) store 1901, 90

Dan's Lunch, 117

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), 110

DAR marker, first frame house, 18

Davis, Herbert, 130

Davis, J. H., 40.3, 41, 47, 69

woolen industry expansion, 49

Davis, W. A., 96

Davis, William, 49

Davis (J. H.) Store, 80.3

Day, Clarence, 106

Day, Eva, 102

Democrats 1933-1937, 121-122

dentists

Harvey, E. Y., 128

Nawfel, Elias R., 157

Parker, Robert, 157

Short, Stanley H., 157

depot. See railroad depot

Desjardins, Fred, 57

Desmond, Ralph, 141

Detroit, Town of, 84, 115

special meeting, 68

Detroit Road, 44, 44-45

Dexter, Perley, 126

Dexter, Simpson & Libby (1890), 74

Dexter, T. S., 40.3, 62, 65, 76

Dexter and Sampson

mill bridge 1887, 67

store, 41

Dexter (T. S.) & Co., 41

Dexter-Simpson-Libby

financial trouble 1890, 74

lumber mill 1880-1900, 66, 80.4

Dexter-Simpson-Libby (erroneous). See Dexter-Sampson-Libby

Dillon, Rev. George, 168

Dobson, Gordon, 65, 104.2

death of, 101

East Pond Manufacturing Company purchase, 82

Maine Woolen Manufacturers Association, 99

Pittsfield Water Works, 74

Sebasticook Power Company, 92

Dobson, Hattie, 77

Dobson, Mrs. William, 77

Dobson, Robert, 39, 68

cottages, 103

death of, 82

at water works opening, 80-81

Waverley Mill, 75

woolen industry expansion, 49

woolen mill purchase, 39

Dobson, William M., 40.3, 41

death of, 95

in Europe, 79

at Gov. Powers reception, 84


library committees, 91

library dedication service, 94

at Powers Hall dedication, 83

Sebasticook Power Company, 92

Union Hall committee, 62

Waverley Mill, 75, 76

woolen industry expansion, 49

Dobson-McMaster monument, 100

The Dobsons

mill sold by, 103

partnership with Dennison Walker dissolved, 64

Dobson's bridge, 44

doctors

Anderson, Karl V., 156

Blanchard, 110

Cook, Jessie E., 79, 99

Dow, John P., 161

Drake, T. N., 73, 111

Gerrie, Marshall, 157

Griffin, T. M., 84, 100

Higgins, George I., 160

Howe, W. S., 44

Humphreys, Ernest D., 128, 160

Lathbury, V. T., 112

Manson, J. C., 40.1, 42, 48, 80.2, 104.2

Stein, Ernest W., 156, 160

Strout, Warren G., 156

Thompson, William, 160

Trickey, W. B., 110, 128

Walker, 44

Dodge, Elisha, 26

Dodge, Etta, 160, 161

Dodge, M. T., 83

Dolloff, Maynard & Mrs., 150

Dougan, Samuel, 148

Douglass, Charles F., 50-51, 51

Douglass Dam, 69, 75

Dow, coach, 112

Dow, John P., 161

Drake, Lelia (Plumstead), 68, 106

Drake, Lillian, 107

Drake, Orville H., 104.7

Baptist anniversary paper, 85

library committee, 91

MCI principal, 68

Powers Hall dedication, 83

Drake, Mrs. Orville H., 106

Drake, T. N.

death of, 111

holdings sold, 72

horse breeding and racing interests, 69, 71, 72, 73, 80.7

Pittsfield Water Works director, 74

Waverley Mill subscriber, 75

Dramatic Club, 63

Dresser, J., 40.1

Drew, Brother, 20

drug stores

Dudley Drug Store, 96

Humphrey Drug Store, 67, 88.7, 118

Libby's Drug Store, 41, 88.7

R. H. Berry Drug Store, 117-118

drummers, 67

Dudley Drug Store, 96

Duff, Harold, 149

Dunham, Mellie & Gram, 113

Dunlap, M., 40.1

Dunning, James, 36

Dunton, Darrell, 134

Dunton, Edward S., 108

Dunton, Harry, 126, 150, 157

Dushon, Amos, 27

Dushon, Peter, 27

Dustin, Charles, 65, 70-71

Dustin, George, 79

dwellings. See housing

Dyer, Myra, 150

Dysart, L. A.

5 & 10 store opened by, 123

Manson Park School supporter, 143

Pittsfield Development Associates director, 137

Sebasticook Valley Hospital investment committee, 160

 

Earle (MCI cross country and track coach), 146

Earle, Maurice

Manson Park program director, 151

Pittsfield Truck & Farm, 141

Earl Hodgkins Mill, 133

Early Bird (race horse), 69, 71, 72

Eastern Maine Grain Company, 72

East Pittsfield, 26

East Pond Manufacturing Company, 82

Eaton, Benjamin, 26, 31


Eaton, Fred, 170

Edwards, Carrie A., 64.2

Edwards Company, 136.1, 152.1

electronic buzzer, 141

location for expansion sought by, 140-141

Eelweir Bridge, 67

Eisenhower, Dwight D.

arrival in Pittsfield, 153-155

gifts given to, 155

letter from, 136.6

planning for visit by, 152-153

Eldridge, Winthrop, 26

Electioneer (race horse), 71

electric power plants, 68

See also Pittsfield Electric Light & Power; Smith-Conant Electric Power Company

electric street lights, 85

Elias Block, 132

Ell, The, 31-32

Ellingwood, Alma, 127

Elliot, George, 66

Ely, Joseph B., 138, 139

Ely-Dumaine group, 138, 139

Embers Restaurant, 165-166, 166.7

Emergency Relief Association (ERA), 122

Emerson, H. L., 99

Emery, Arlene, 133

Emery, Carl, 149

Emery, Clarence, 105, 158

Engine Hall, 62

ERA (Emergency Relief Association), 122

Estes, Fred, 99

ethnicity, 91, 116

Eva Day's store, 102

 

factories

Atlas Shoe Company, 123

bedsteads (H. M. Simons) 1860, 40.1, 44-45

boot and shoe (H. K. Bickmore) 1860, 40.1

Bryant Company, 88.8






bankruptcy 1909, 97-98, 102

building Forham cannery, 89

carriages (S. R. & R. A. York) 1860, 40.1

Conant (R. A.) Pant Factory, 66, 80.5

Forham Canning, 89, 162

ladies underwear, 45

Northeast Shoe Company, 132

pant factory, 46, 65-66

Penobscot Shoe Company, 161-162

shoe manufacturing, SAS, 120.13

shoe manufacturing, Vaughn Reed and John Plummer, 123

See also businesses

Fairbanks, Frank, 128, 158

Fairbrother, Lovel, 16-17

Fairbrother, William, 25

fairs

Bangor, 69, 73

Four County, 107

Four County Fair Association, 105

Fairwell, C. A., 40.1

Fall, Ebenezer, 28

farms

Carey Gee farm, 127

dairy, 127

Hathorn stock farm, 80.7

Newhouse Poultry Farm, 136.8

Pittsfield Poultry Farm, 88.7

Vigue turkey farm, 157

See also stables

Farnham, Delia, 78

Farnum, Charles, 40.1

Farnum, O., 40.1

Farrar's Furniture store, 115, 142

Farrington, Anne, 106

Farwell, C. A., 40.3, 47, 48

Farwell, Susan, 84

Farwell House, 43

Faunce, W. H., 63

Fendler, Donald, 137, 162

Fendler, Ryan, 162, 166.6

Fendler-Tilton Motors, 142

Fernald, H. N., 111

Files, George B., 56.3

financing by subscription. See subscriptions, stock

Finch, DeWolfe, 141, 160

Finley, M. G., 40.3

fire captains, 99

fire chiefs

Badger, Ray H., 111, 117, 188

Bickford, Wendell C., Jr., 188

Davis, Herbert H., 130, 188

Parks, David M. "Mart," 89-90, 99, 188

Roberts, Winfield T., 188

fire department, 120.3, 136.7

captains, 99

contests, 99

truck purchased 1924, 111

See also fire chiefs

fires

"great fire" 1881, 41, 60, 64.1, 65

1905, 96

1906, 98, 102

1911, 102

1912, 102, 104.7, 105

1914, 105

1926, 110

1927 MCI boys' dorm, 113

1933, 121

1936, 127

1939, 127

1940, 123

1945 Hodgkins Mill, 133

1961 Newhouse Poultry Farm, 136.8

1965, 164

First Baptist Church (Reformed) S. Main, 56.4

new chapel at MCI 1869, 58

new church plans 1887, 67

new church fund drive 1889, 68

ground breaking 1890, 74

Free Will Baptist Church dedicated 1892, 75

debt paid 1895, 82

1907, 88.8

pastors 1939, 127

pastors 1940s, 146-147

1940s-1958, 146-147

pastors 1960, 169

Connor, Jesse C. and, 24

first frame house

built, 21

DAR marker for, 18

First National Bank. See First National Bank of Pittsfield; Pittsfield National Bank


First National Bank of Pittsfield

opened (1933), 120

 

directors (1940), 120.5

expanded (1955), 142

Austin, Dick (cashier), 166.8

Bigelow, William (director), 128

Fish, Harold, 152

Fish and Game Club, 166.5

Fisher, Joseph L., 62

Fiske, D. E., 74, 76

Fiske, Robert, 147

Fitts, Gerald, 166.6

Fitts Tire Service, 165, 166.6

Fitzgerald, B. I., 66

5 and 10 Store, 123

Flint, S. K., 40.1

floods

1887, 90

1896, 82

1901, 90

1936, 120.5, 127

Folsom, Josephine, 113, 127, 147

Folsom, Milo G., 113, 127, 128, 147

Folsom's Used Car lot, 164

football, 72, 112, 126, 146

Ford, H. M., 106

Ford garage, 120.9, 152.2, 166.8

Forest Frederick (contracting firm), 163

Forham Canning factory

built by Bryant Company 1900, 89

acquired by Maine Fence Company, Inc. 1961, 162

Foss House, 43

Foster (Grange Master), 93

Foster (H & K), 144

Foster (mill contractor), 75-76

Foster, J., 40.1

Four County Fair Association, 105

Four County Fair Grounds, 107

Fowler, Jedediah, 26, 27

Fowler, W. H., 40.1

Francis, W. C., 157

Frederick, Forest, 163

Frederick, James, 122

Free Baptist Church. See First Baptist Church

Free Baptist Society

organized 1855, 58

anniversaries, 84, 147, 150

chapel at MCI 1869, 58

Union Church and, 47, 58

Freeman, F. H., 158

Freeman, Jessie, 125

French and Indian Wars, 12-14

Friend, Earle E.

1922 garage opened, 109

1940 Kiwanis, 126

1962 Sebasticook Valley Hospital, 160

pool committee, 151

purchase of Waverley Mill (1943), 132

Friend, Earle E., Jr.

1966, 165

Friend, Harry H., 137, 166.8

Friend, Sally, 157

Friend and Friend Garage, 109

Frost, Annie, 150

Fuller, Grace, 77

Fuller, Ina, 125, 131

funeral parlors, 165

funerals

Dobson, Robert, 82

Parks, David M., 100, 104.7

Furbush (judge), 85

Furbush, John, 137

Furniture Exchange, 165, 166.9

 

Gage, George, 122

Gahan, Jeremiah, 26

GAR (Grand Army of the Republic), 48, 93-94

Garden Club, 125

GAR Hall, 46, 64, 65, 94

gas and fuel oil company, 114

Gee, Carey, 127

George W. Pickering locomotive, 37

Gerrie, Marshall, 157

Gerrish (Baptist minister), 47

Gerrish, Aura L., 56.2

Hathorn estate suit witness, 51

letter read at Baptist anniversary, 85

MCI founder, 50, 54

ordained , 84

petition for legislative grant, 52-53

Union Church sermons , 47


Getchell, Blanche (Robinson), 82, 84, 107, 128

Getchell, D. L., 40.1

Getchell, Dominicus, 26

Getchell, Etta M., 64.2

Getchell, Maud, 125

Getchell, Thomas E., 82, 102, 128

Getchell, William, 26, 84

Getchell (T. E.) hardware store, 102

Getschell, S., 40.1

Gilman, John, 160

Gilman, Nat, 96, 97

Giovannucci, Ralph, 123

Girardin, Antonio, 148, 161

Given, Arthur, Jr., 56.3

Givens, Kate, 125

Glynn, Laurence V., 161

Goodman, Sidney, 123

Goodrich, H. L.

First National Bank of Pittsfield director, 120

Pittsfield National Bank depositors' committee, 119

purchase of Waverley Mill, 132

Goodrich, Hazel, 126

Goodrich, Stanley, 150

Good Templar Lodge, 47, 48

Goodwin, L. H., 118

Goodwin (L. H.) Clothing Store, 118

Gordon, Earl, 125, 151

Gordon, Leon, 72, 163

Gould, Ann

school teacher in Moses Martin homestead, 25, 35

Gould, G. S., 40.3

Gould, Gilman, 66

Gould, Llewellyn, 66

Gould, Miss M. A., 40.3

governors' reception, 111-112

Grammar School, Lancey Street (1888), 67, 115, 143, 152.4, 166

Grammar School, North Lancey Street (1904), 93, 143, 144, 152.4

Grammar School, South Main Street (1867), 42, 56.4, 68

Grammar School, South Main Street (1889)

converted to commercial use, 68

Grand Army (GAR) Hall 1883, 46, 64, 94

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), 48, 93-94

Grand Concert, 63

Grand Opening Ball, 63

Grange, 117

75th anniversary celebrated, 150

officers, 93

plays presented by, 126

Wiles, Roland, 150

Grange Hall, 46

1904 dedicated, 93

farewell celebration for Father Leo Carey, 157

Grant, A., 40.3

Grant, Ford, 137

Grant, H. B. , 69

Grant, Halle , 157

grants, land, 11

gravel removal, 32

Graves, Fod, 75

Graves, LaForest, 86

Graves, Roland, 117

Graves, W. A., 40

Graves Barber Shop, 96

Gray, Mr. (Main St. store owner), 96

"great fire" 1881, 41, 60, 64.1, 65

Greenfield (race horse), 71

greenhouse, Loder, 81

Greenleaf, I., 40.3

Griffin, T. M., 84, 100

Griffin, William, 130, 136.7, 153

grist mills, 40, 44, 45, 67

Gross, Olga, 124

Grove Hill, 150, 160, 166

Grover, Mr. (1887 resident), 43

Grover, Royal, 120.8, 158

 

Hackett, Allen

1860, 40.1

1887, 43

1912 death of, 100

Sebasticook Power Company president 1903, 92

Hackett, David, 44

Hackett, Gerald, 134, 164

Hackett, Richard, 25

Hackett, S. S., 67-68

Hackett lot*, 91

Haines, Mrs. S. R., 84

Haines, S. R., 77, 156

Hall, J. J., 104

Hallee, Adrian, 142, 160

Hallee, James, 106

Hallee family, 72


Halliday, James, Centennial Committee, 106

halls

Engine Hall, 62

Grand Army (GAR) Hall, 46, 94

Grange Hall, 46, 157

IOOF (International Order of Odd Fellows) Hall, 81, 127

Legion Hall, 150

Masonic Hall, 89, 127

over Lancey stores, 47

Powers Hall, 83-84

See also Union Hall

Ham, Guy A., 94

Hamilton, Victoria, 131

Hamlin, Hannibal, 25, 83

Hammond, Burton G., 163

Hammond, Marshall, 134

Hanson, E. E., 111

Hanson Block, 142

Harbinger (race horse), 69

Harding, Mr. (1887 resident), 43

Harman, L. L., 50

harness racing, 69-73, 107

Hathorn stables, 71, 72

Pittsfield Driving Park, 71-73

Union Park, 73

Wright's Racing Stables, 166.10, 170

harness shop, 46, 64.6

Harriman, Alonzo, 140

Hart, A., 40.3

Hart, Alice, 161

Hart, Allen, 41

Hart, E., 40.1

Hart, John, 26

Hart, S., 40.3

Hartford, Charles E., 106

Hart House, 41

Hartland Avenue School, 143

Hartland railroad. See Sebasticook and Moosehead Railroad

Harvey, E. Y., 128

Haseltine, Dorothy Drake, 107, 131, 158

Haskell, Celia L., 64.2

Haskell, Charles B.

death of, 101

editor Pittsfield Advertiser, 61, 64.6, 76

Sebasticook Power Company director, 92

Waverley Mill dedication committee member, 76

Haskell, Mrs. Charles B., 77

Haskell, Henri, 47

Haskell, Joseph, 26, 30

Haskell, L. O., 90, 98, 103

Haskell, Orin S.

1881 Hathorn estate executor, 55

1882 assisted in establishment of Pittsfield Advertiser, 100

1882 Union Hall building committee member, 62

1891 Water Works director, 74

1893 Waverley Mill dedication committee member, 76

1910 death of, 99

Pittsfield Advertiser building constructed, 111

Haskell, Winnie F., 64.2

The Haskells, 75

Hatch, Fred, 108

Hathorn, F. E. (Miss), 47

Hathorn, Going, 32-33, 40.1, 56.2

1832 purchased mill from Jesse Connor, 23, 35

1862 built first woolen mill, 39

1868 (approx.) donation to build MCI, 50, 54-55

associate Orin S. Haskell, 100

MCI founder, 56.2

suit by MCI trustees against estate of, 51

Hathorn, Mrs. G., 67

Hathorn, Mrs. M. W., 40.3

Hathorn, William L. (son of Going), 47

1870 MCI treasurer and member of legislature, 51

Hathorn barns, 43, 72

Hathorn estate/park, 32, 72, 109

Hathorn Homestead, 72, 80.7

Hathorn stables, 71, 72, 80.7

Hayden, Alma Pendexter, 107-108

Heald, H. B., 40.3

Helmer, Sterling, 147

Hersey (football player), 126

Hersey, Hugh, 151, 166.8

Hersey, Mrs. P., 40.3

Hersey, Preston, 66-67, 101

builder of Baptist Church, 74

Lancey House renovation by, 79

Hersom, Thomas, 28

Hesdorfer, Frank, 110

Higgins, E., 40.1

Higgins, Ephraim

1813 built home in Western Pittsfield, 22

signer to petition to incorporate town, 28


Higgins, George I., 160

Higgins, Nathan, 28

Higgins family, 108

Highway Commission, 171

highways

construction, 121

funding, 30

Interstate 95, 170-171

repair, 31, 120

Hill, Inez E., 64.2

Hill-Burton allotment, 160

Hinckley, Donald, 134, 143, 147, 169

History of Maine (Abbott), 9, 12

History of Maine (Williamson), 9, 11, 14

hitching post, 66, 80.5

Hodgkins, Earl, 133

Hodgkins yarn mill, 133

Holbrook, Richard J., 43

Hollingsworth & Whitney, 89

Home Guard, 130

Homstead, Frank 'Bud,' 163, 166.8

honor rolls

printed in Pittsfield Advertiser, 131

World War II list, 181-187

World War I list, 177-181

Hopkins, Ada, 125

Horne, Garfield, 104

horse racing. See harness racing

horses, 69-71, 170

Almont Ledo, 69

Bosphorus, 71

Early Bird, 69, 71, 72

Greenfield, 71

Harbinber, 69

Zimba, 70

See also farms; harness racing; stables

Hoskins, Gladys, 163

Hoskins, Grace, 163

hospitals

Community Hospital (1924), 110

Sebasticook Valley Hospital (1963), 152.6, 160-161

hotel managers

Burns, Rufus, 56, 90

Damon, Abbie L., 56

Lancey, Isaac H., 25, 40, 55-56

Lancey, J., 40.1

Lancey, Susanne, 56

Wright, Norman, 135

hotels, 98

See also Lancey Hotel; Lancey House

housing, 46, 67, 76, 78, 79

construction, 63, 66, 67

cost of, 44

cottages by Robert Dobson, 103

first frame house, 18, 21

mill cottages sold, 103

sale of mill cottages, 119

Hovey, F. W., 74, 83

Howard Fernald Building, 133

Howe, W. S.

1885, 71

1887, 44

Hubbard, Robert N., 137

Hubbard's Garage, 114, 152.2

Huff, Elmore, 81-82

Huff, George, 134

Huff, Guy, 133

Huff, Roy, 117

Huff Machine Shop, 152.2, 167

Hull, J., 104

Humphrey, Clifford, 169

Humphrey, Donald F., 118, 126, 166.8

Humphrey, Elias, 26

Humphrey, Elizabeth, 26

Humphrey, Gertrude, 125, 131

Humphrey, Mrs. Clifford, 169

Humphrey, Oliver, 26

Humphreys, Ernest D., 128, 160

Humphrey's Drug Store, 88.7, 166.8

Berry Drug Store changed to 1931, 118

in J. C. Connor block 1888, 67

Hunnewell, Nellie (Lancey) (Mrs. William R.)

1887 married, 67

1919 Pittsfield 100th anniversary celebration committee, 106

1925 governors' visit welcoming committee, 112

1940 death of, 158

Hunnewell, William R.

1887 married, 67

1890 Water Works president, 74

1898 built ball grounds and grandstand, 85

Hunnewell Bridge, 74, 80.5, 152.6

Hunnewell Field, 74, 85


Hunter, Blanche, 133

Hunter, George H., 40.3, 104.3

Union Hall building committee member, 62

Waverley Mill subscriber, 75

Hunter, H. C., 85

Hunter, R., 40.1

Hunter-McMaster grist mill, 99

Hunter-McMaster Store

Main St. west side 1867, 41

corner Park and Main, ~1907, 23, 104.3

demolished 1961, 165

 

I-95, 170

immigration, 88-89

immorality alleged, 150

incorporation

act of, 28-29

petition for, 27-28

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), 48, 78

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Hall, 81, 127

Indian relics, 16

Indian tribes, 12

Indian wars, 12-14

Industrial Committee, 137, 140

industries. See factories; mills

industry, attracting, 66

Inman, Leland, 126

insurance agencies, 121, 142, 163

International Harvester dealer, 141

IOOF (Independent Order of Odd Fellows), 48, 78

IOOF Hall (Independent Order of Odd Fellows), 81, 127

 

Jacobs, Frank, 153

Jacobs, H., 111

Jacobs, Josiah, 22, 27, 30

Jacobs, Walter, 143

jail. See lock-up

James, Flayed, 173

Jamieson, Lloyd, 134

JCS (Junior Chamber of Commerce), 166

Jenkins

1892 Waverley Mill subscriber, 75

Jenkins, Annie H., 64.2

Jenkins, Frank D.

marriage 1858, 191

general store 1866, 41

Jenkins, Helen N. (Jarred), 78

family, 191

poem by 1887, 190-191

Jenkins (Frank D.) store, 40.3, 41

Jesse Connor block (1867), 85, 104

John Simons store, 65

Johnson, Edgar, 22

Johnson, H. P., 40.1, 40.3

Johnson, Percy, 92

Johnston, Stephen, 147

Johnston, Thomas, 117

Jones, Albert M., 85

Jones, Caro, 131

Jones, F. A., 78

Jones, Flora E., 64.2

Jones, Sidney F.

1947, 142

1962, 163

Jones (S. F.) Insurance Agency

1947, 142

Jordan, Lyman G., 56.3

Joslin, I., 40.3

Josylyn, Bert, 95

Junior Chamber of Commerce (JCS), 166

junior high program, 166-167

"Juniper" (1886 newspaper columnist), 39-49

on accomplishments over 20 years, 45-46

on increased number of public halls and churches, 47

on passing of early leaders, 49

on professions and organizations, 48

on village growth 1867-1887, 40-45

 

Karam, Niman, 110, 165

Kealy, Father, 92

Keezer, Frank, 156

Kemper, Peter M., 169

Kendall, Richard, 134

Kendall, Steven

1825 (approx.), 25

Kendall, Stevens

1816 petition for town incorporation signed by, 27

1820, 30

Kennebec Grant, 11

Kennebec River, 11, 24

Kennebec tribe, 12

Killam, Merlon L., 150


Kimball, Barbara, 112

Kimball, George

1930 candidate for selectman, 117

Kimball, George E.

1867 Main St. resident, 40

1883 pant factory, 64, 65

Kitteredge, Scott, 147, 168

Kiwanis Club, 120.12, 152.5

airport project support, 129

Eisenhower visit support, 153

minstrel show, 120.12

organized, 126

Pittsfield Development Associates, 137-138

presidents, 128, 151, 156, 157, 188-189

Sebasticook Valley Hospital support, 160

swimming pool project support, 151

Knight, L. M., 118, 124, 158

Knights of Columbus (KC), 149

Knights of Labor, 48

Knowles, Angie M., 95

Knowles, Delbert E., 133

Knowles machine shop, 133

Knowlton, Ebenezer, 50

Knowlton, Ernest S., 106

 

L, the (L Hill or Ell Hill), 31-32

Ladies' Aid Society (ULAS), 90

ladies' carriage race, 72

ladies underwear factory, 45

Ladies Union Hall Club, 62-63

Lagorio, James "Jim," 122, 158

Lagorio cigar and fruit stand, 122

Lakewood Theater, 113

Lancaster (railroad agent), 68

Lancaster, H. K., 40.3

Lancaster, Ruby, 126

Lancaster, Z. D., 40.3

Lancaster House, 43

Lancey, Angie M. (Knowles) (Mrs. Harry W.), 95

Lancey, Ann (Gould) (Mrs. William K.), 25, 35

Lancey, Delia (Farnham) (Mrs. Thomas G.), 78

Lancey, Elizabeth Pierce, 110

Lancey, G. M., 119

Lancey, H. Warren, 67

Lancey, Harry W., 95

Lancey, Isaac H. (I. H.) (1827-1898)

1860, 40.1

1880, 40.3

1888 sold lot for Lancey St. Grammar School, 67

1893 sold interest in Pittsfield Driving Park, 71

1897 Drake home purchase, 72

1898 death of, 85

Castle Harmony trip, 65

Lancey House Hotel built and operated by, 25, 55-56

Lancey, Nellie M., 64.2, 64.3, 67

Lancey, Susanne, 56

Lancey, T. G., 91, 93, 106, 128

Sebasticook Power Company director, 92

Lancey, Thomas G., 128

1893 married, 78

1902 gave lot for library, 91

Centennial Committee, 106

floor manager for Waverley Mill concert and ball, 77

Sebasticook Power Company, 92

Lancey, William (1775-1836), 24, 56

Lancey, Mrs. William, 25

Lancey, William K. (W. K.) (1821-1898), 25, 40.1, 85

Lancey (T. G.) and Company, 40.1

Lancey and Jenkins store, 40.1

Lancey (W. K.) building, 40

Lancey G. Milliken shoddy mill, 135

Lancey Hardware Store, 72

Lancey Homestead, 25, 56, 104.4, 147

Lancey Hotel, 40, 40.1

Lancey Hotel managers

Jamieson, Lloyd, 134

Lancey House, 88.6, 88.7

addition to, 123

coffee shop, 123

death of Isaac Lancey, 85

dining room, 57-58

drummers, 67

Eisenhower visit decoration, 153

fires, 88.5-88.7, 97, 102, 164

General Tom Thumb guest, 69

improvements, 90

managers, 134, 165

MCI musical program, 90

McNabb, Alec, 122

observation post, World War II, 131

ownership changes, 164

patriotic ceremonies at, 120.2


raided, 75, 79

renovated, 79, 134

sold to Frank Homestead, 164

sold to J. R. Cianchette, 134

telephone operator, 82

Lancey House garage, 114, 165

Lancey lot, 91

land grants, 11

Landman, Fred U., 102, 104, 158

Lane, Nelson, 143

lanpher (basketball player), 109

Lathbury, V. T., 112

Lawrence's Flower Shop, 164

lawyers. See attorneys

Lbby, I. M., 40.3

Leckemby, Clarence, 124

Legal Affairs Committee, 137

Legge (MCI football coach), 146

Legion. See American Legion

Lehr, Bill, 123

Lehr, Willard W., Jr., 166.10

1952 pool committee, 151

1954 Industrial Committee, 137

1955 furniture business, 142

1957 insurance agency, 163

Lehr, Willard W., Sr., 126

1929-1945 owner/operator of Lancey House, 134

1940 (approx.) airport committee, 129

1943 (approx.) involved in sale of Waverley Mill, 132

Leighton, Luther, Mr. & Mrs., 160

Lenentine, Mr. (body shop), 142

Leon E. Gordon, Inc., 163

Leon Gordon Block, 164

Lewis, Mrs., 85

Lewis, Norval., 134

L & H Chevrolet Agency, 142

L Hill, 31-32

Libby, Bessie B., 60

Libby, D. W., 41

Libby, Etta, 150

Libby, Everett, 93

Libby, H. A., 44

Libby, H. F., 128

1902 Somerset Club vice president, 93

floor manager for Waverley Mill concert and ball, 77

Libby, Henry (prior to 1825), 26

Libby, Henry F.

1885 reception committee for governors' meeting, 84

1888 postmaster and druggist, 67

1889 agrees to stay on as postmaster, 68

1891 (approx.) bank cashier, 98

1893 reappointed postmaster, 78

1894 (approx.) home on Hartland Ave. completed, 79

1898 replaced as postmaster, 85

1907 (approx.) bank cashier, 104.2

druggist, postmaster, and Pittsfield National Bank cashier, 128

Libby, J., 40.1

Libby, Leon, 79

Libby, M., 40.1

Libby, Mrs. Henry F., 112

Libby, Myra, 84

Libby lumber mill, 66

Libby's Drug Store, 41, 88.7

librarians

Libby, Bessie B., 60

library. See Pittsfield Public Library

Lindholm (football coach), 126

Lindsay, John M., 106

Lions Club, 126

liquor licenses, 31

Liquor Store, State, 166.9

"Little Italy," 91

lock-up, 62

locomotive, George W. Pickering, 37

Loder, A. J., 97

Loder greenhouse, 81

Loder's Flower Shop, 165

Lodge of Good Templars, 47, 48

Long, Ralph, 134

Longley, Bertha, 125

Longley, Emma B., 75

Lord, Effie, 115

Lothrop, C. F., 85

Lothrop, D. B., 84

Louder, Harold (football coach), 126

Lovell, Solomon, 15

Lown, Milton, 161

Lown, Nissen, 161-162

lumber mills, 58, 63, 136

Libby lumber mill, 66

lumber station, 40.1

See also saw mills


Lumbert, A. L., 83

Luttrell, "Pig," 112

Lynch, Edward, 148, 155

Lyons (football player), 126

Lyons, Gordon V., 138

Lyons, Norm, 166.7

 

machine shops, 133

Maine Central Institute (MCI). See MCI (Maine Central Institute)

Maine Central Railroad, 37

Maine Fence Company, 162, 166.4

Maine Woolen Manufacturing Association, 99

Main Stream, 94

Main Street, 64.8, 152.3

fire 1881, 60

fire 1905, 96

Maloon, Bessie, 114

Manock, David, 158

Manson, Charles, 149

Manson, J. C.

1860 residence, 40.1

1866, 42, 48

1880 residence, 40.3, 80.2

Manson, John, 71

Manson, John W., 104.2

1893 at Early Bird celebration, 71

1895 new bathroom, 82

1903 Sebasticook Power Company secretary/treasurer, 92

1904 Coolidge, H. R. joins law practice, 95

1919 centennial committee member, 106, 107

1940 death of, 158

Manson Park land donated, 123

Manson Park named by, 85

Manson, Kate I., 64.2

Manson, Will, 65

Manson & Coolidge, 103

Manson Park, 85, 123, 151

constructed, 151

Manson Park School, 144, 152.4

Manson Prize, 86

Manson Street, 133

Maple Grove Mill (later, Riverside Mill), 45, 64

maps

Pittsfield and Route 95, 191.1

town, 1889, inside covers

township, 1860, 40.2

township, 1880, 40.4

village, 1860, 40.1

village, 1880, 40.3

March, Alice, 112

Marden, Florice, 106

Marie Bradford School, 152.7

Marks, Allen M., 152, 156

Marsano, Al, 134

Marsh, Lena, 131

Martin, A. J., 40.1

Martin, Anna (Parker), (Mrs. Moses Martin), 20

Martin, Clyde, 109, 125, 131, 151

Martin, Edna (later Barstow), 71, 99, 121

Martin, Moses, 110

homestead and DAR marker, 18

obituary by Brother Drew, 17-21

Masonic Hall, 89, 127

Masonic Lodge, 48

Mathews, B. S., 85, 122

Mathews, Harris, Jr., 127

Maxfield, Ernest, 68

Maxfield House, 43

Maxwell, E. E., 40.3

McAllister Bros., 102

McCarthy, J., 40.1

McCarthy, Michael, 94

McCarthy Hill, 26, 112

McCausland, G. W., 44

McCausland, John, 22

McCausland, Mrs. C., 40.3

McCausland, Robert, 26

McCouslin, N. H., 40.1

McCrillis, Lyle, 123.130

McCrillis, Sadie, 114, 151

McDonough, John, 120

McGilvery, Mrs. William, 112

McGilvery, William, 104.5, 106, 158

McGilvery-Cummings Shoddy Mill, 103

McGinty, W. H., 94

McGowan Bros., 135

McGuire, Dorothy, 156

MCI (Maine Central Institute), 49-55, 144-146, 167-168

aerial view, 136.3

Alumni Association, 114

athletics, 146

baseball team (1887), 80.6


bell, 56.3, 67

bequests, 122, 124

boys' dormitory, 104.8, 113-114

cadet program, 121, 130

cafeteria, 167

campus views, 56.2-56.4, 56.4, 104.8, 166.2-166-3

Cianchette Hall of Science, 144-145

coaches, 112, 146

construction cost, 45

deans, 145, 166.6

debating teams, 127

dormitories, 104.8, 113, 167

expansion, 66, 144-146

financial problems, 86-87

fire of 1911, 102

first president, 120.12

football, 112, 126

founders' Hall, 40.3, 136.3

founders of, 23, 24, 53-54, 56.2, 100

funds for, 74

George M. Parks Gymnasium, 120.8, 124

girls' dormitory built, 104

governors' reception, 111-112

headmasters, 136.4, 166.6

hundredth anniversary, 106

Industrial Arts building, 144

Institute building/Founders Hall, 83, 104.8, 136.3, 166.3

Kiwanis entertainment, 120.12

Manson House, 144

music center (formerly Huff machine shop), 133, 152.2

name change proposed, 87

Nye House (Hurd Infirmary), 167

orchestra, 112

Parks homestead given to, 22, 167

Parks Memorial Gym, 120.8, 124, 166.3

Perkins Hall, 75

Powell Memorial Library, 136.4, 144-145

Powers for governor rally, 83, 104.8, 136.3, 166.3

Powers Hall, 83-84

rifles, 120.8

school song, 175

Senator Smith visit, 136.4

sports, 146

Stanley, Edward, 145

student body (1870), 56.3

students, 117

tennis courts, 167

trustees, 128, 136.4, 166.2

views of, 56.3-56.4, 136.3, 174

west campus, 166.2

Weymouth Hall, 23, 54, 166.3

Whitcomb, Rev., 68, 83

World War I veterans enrolled, 105-106

WW II home guard drilled on campus, 130

WW I veterans return to school, 105-106

See also MCI principals

McIntyre, Timothy, 25, 30

MCI principals, 56.3, 104.8, 136.3

Andrews, Delbert C., 109, 111

Bachelder, Kingsbury, 56.3

Files, George B., 56.3

Given, Arthur, Jr., 56.3

Jordan, Lyman G., 56.3

Landman, Fred U., 102, 104, 158

Niblock, Howard, 136.3, 145

Oldham, Stanley R., 104

Parsons, John L., 56.3

Purinton, E. M., 111, 144

Rogers, Charles, 56.3

Washburn, Howard, 145

MCI vs. Hathorn estate, 55

McLeod, Hartlow, 150

McMahan, T., 40.1

McMann, J. Gerald, 150

McMann, John, 137, 142, 151

McMaster, Albion P.

1866 Main St. resident, 42

1880, 40.3

1882 Union Hall committee member, 62

1888 contractor, 67

1892 Waverley Mill fund, 75

1910 death of, 99

McMaster Homestead, 80.1, 104.6

McMichael, Albert, 129

McMichael, J. E., 114, 128, 158

McMichael Bros.

1940 airport survey, 129

insurance agency, 163

McNabb, Alec, 122

McPherson, Sherman, 173

medical call by airplane, 112

Medwed, Pinchos, 132, 162


See also shoe factories

memorials. See cemeteries

Menendez Alleys, 165

Merchants' Association, 152

Mercier, David, 165-166, 166.7

Merrick, Barnabas P., 26

Merrick, John, 22, 30

Merrill, C. C., 111, 160

Merrill, Mrs. C. C., 127

Merrill, Elmer A., 104.8

Merrill, Frannie, 41

Merrill, Kilborn, 130, 151, 157

Merrill (E. E.) & Son grain store, 110

Merrow (O. T.) and Son, 66

Messalonskee Electric Company, 103

Methodist Chapel, 46, 58, 124

Methodist Church

building Manson St. 1907, 104.1

building sold 1935, 124

formed 1870, 58

Middle Street, 64.8

military records, 176-177

See also WW I; WW II

Militia, 103-104, 120.2

Millett, J., 40.3

Milliken, C. A., 92

Milliken, Carl E., centennial address by, 107

Milliken, Lancey G., 64, 103, 119, 135

Milliken, Mrs. Lancey G., 106, 112

Mill Pond, 64.7, 80.2

mills, 32, 35

financed by subscription, 75

first, 21

grist mills, 40, 44, 45, 67

Hodgkins yarn mill, 133

Hunter-McMaster grist mill, 99

Lancey G. Milliken shoddy mill, 135

Maple Grove Woolen Mill, 45, 64

McGilvery-Cummings shoddy mill, 103

Pittsfield Hand Knitting Company, 133

Pittsfield Woolen Yarns Co., Inc., 132-133, 152.2, 166.7

saw mills, 44

Sebasticook Woolen Mill, 119

shingle mills, 40.1, 44

steam used in, 46, 66, 75

See also American Woolen Company; Pioneer Woolen Mill; Riverside Woolen Mill; Waverley Woolen Mill; woolen mills

Mills, Eva O., 64.2

Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Warren B., 99

mill yard flood, 120.5

ministers, 48

Nelson, Roscoe, 83

Osgood, Henry, 127, 146

Read, Rev., 78

Miss Pittsfield, 157

Mitchell, A. D., 40.1, 43

Mitchell, Ed, 91

Mitchell, Gerald F., 135, 164, 166.7

Mitchell, J., 40.1

Mitchell and Daggett Pittsfield Register, 9, 26

Moor, W. B. S., 36

Moore, George A., 120, 137, 151

Moriarty, P., 40.1

Morrell, H. A., 62

Morrill, Charles F., 64.3

Morrill, H. A., 40.3

Morrill, Walter G., 69-70, 72, 73, 120.5

Congressional Medal of Honor award, 70

flying, 73, 120.5, 121

harness racing, 73, 122

office of, 114

Pittsfield Driving Park purchase, 71-72

racing, 46

stock stable, 46, 70

Morris, H. E., 94

Morton, Ralph, 142

Moses, J. W., 89

Moses Martin house, 18

Moulton, Captain, 13, 14

movie theaters, 68, 99, 105, 112

municipal airport. See airport

murals, church, 86

Murch, Alice, 112

Murch, Ella, 131

Murphy, James, 134, 160

Murray, Caro, 104

Murray, James J., 169

Murray, Oramel, 104.6

death of, 97

library committee, 91

at library dedication, 94


postmaster, 85

Water Works director, 74

water works town committee, 80

Myers, William L., 130

Myrick, John P., 27

 

Native Americans of Maine, 12-14

Native American tribes, 12

navy operation of airport, 130

Nawfel, Elias R., 157

Nazarene Church, 149

Neal, Paul, 149

Neal, S., 40.1

neighboring, 26

Nelson, Roscoe, 83

New Central Furniture store, 142

Newcomb, Addie C., 64.2

New Furniture Exchange, 165, 166.9

Newhouse, George, 166.10

Junior Chamber of Commerce organizer, 166

Post Office dedication, 173

poultry farmer, 157

Newhouse, Herbert, 136.8

poultry farmer, 157

swimming pool committee, 151

Newhouse Poultry Farm, 136.8

Newhouse properties, 166

Newmarch, J. D., 40.1

Newport Woolen Mill, 103

newspapers, 24

Pittsfield Times, 61

See also Pittsfield Advertiser

Niblock, Howard, 136.3, 145

Nichols, Bernard, 143

Nichols, Clyde, 79, 118

Nichols, J. G., 40.1

Nichols, Judith, 84

Nichols Building, 40

Nickerson, H. S., 40.1, 40.3, 42, 43

Nickerson, Mildred, 131

night watchman, 101

Nixon, Richard M., 136.7

Nixon speech, 136.7

Noble, C. S., 40.1, 40.3

Noble, John, 26

Noble, Sanford, 28

Norge Laundry and Cleaning Village, 135

Norman E. Jackson, Inc., 163

Norridgewock tribe, 12, 13

Northeast Shoe Company, 132, 161-162

Norton, N., Jr., 40.1

Norton, Ruben, 25

nurses, 161

Ny, Jonathan, 28

 

observation post, 131

Odd Fellows (IOOF), 48, 78

Odd Fellows Hall, 86, 127

Oldham, Stanley R.

hundredth anniversary of town presentation, 106

MCI principal, 104, 104.8, 109

poem by, 175

"Old Soldiers' Home." See Pittsfield Electric Light & Power Company

Oliver, Elizabeth, 26

Olson, David, 135, 164

O'Neal, M., 40.1

optometrists

Parker, Robert, 157

Osborne Block, 78

Osgood, Henry, 127, 146

osteopaths

Gerry, Marshall, 157

Otis M. Vining Post. See American Legion

 

paint shop, 42

Palmer, Frank, 41

Palmer Bowling Alley, 81

pants factories, 46, 64

owners named, 65, 66

"pant town," 65-66

Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), 143-144

Parker, Anna, 20

Parker, David, 28

Parker, Robert, 157

Parker, Thomas, 27

Parker Littlefield Garage, 165

parks

Hathorn, 109

Manson, 123

Pinnacle Park, 80, 152.7

Parks, Ann (1780-1874), 23

Parks, B. F., 44


Parks, C. F., 80

Parks, David M. "Mart," 78-79, 100, 104.7

fire department chief, 89-90, 99

First National Bank founder, 68

IOOF official, 78

marshal for Cleveland victory parade, 75

Union Hall ball, 63

Water Works director, 74

Waverley Mill dedication, 76

Parks, Etta E., 64.2

Parks, F. E., 40.3, 47

Parks, George M., 105, 120.6, 122

See also MCI (Maine Central Institute)

Parks, Ida J., 64.2

Parks, Johnson W., 22, 167

Parks, W. C., 43

Parks, William, 22

Parks Brothers

hay business 1886, 46

insurance 1946, 1957, 142, 163

Main St. office 1886, 40.3, 41

Parks Brothers Insurance Agency 1950

fire at office, 121

merger, 142, 163

Parks Homestead, 22, 167

Parks Memorial Gym, 120.8

Park Street, 64.6, 80.2

Parson, Captain

Camp Ringwood excursions, 90

Ringwood dance pavilion, 92

steamer "Winthrop," 80.8

Parsons, James, 126

Parsons, John L., 56.3

Patten, John W., 31, 40.1

Patterson, Harvey, 123

Peasley, Fred, 128

Pelley, D. P., 106

Peltoma Acres, 120.14, 136, 136.1

Peltoma Bridge, 67-68

Peltoma Point, 17

Pendexter, Bertha L., 63, 64.2

Pendexter, G. J., 65

Pennobscot and Kennebec Railroad, 40.1

Penobscot and Kennebec Railroad, 35-38, 40.1, 56.1

Penobscot Shoe Company (Northeast Shoe Company), 161-162

Penobscot tribe, 12

Perkins, N. L.

Castle Harmony trip, 65

death of, 100

town water works committee, 80

Water Works director, 74

Waverley Mill dedication ceremony, 76

Waverley Mill subscriber, 75

Perkins, W. B., 40.1

Perkins Block, 75, 102

Perkins Hall, 75

Perry, town of, 27

Peterson, Charles

airport committee, 129

Central Maine Power division manager, 123

Kiwanis director, 126

Philbrick, 40.3

Philbrick, Andrew, 108

Phinney, Edith, 93

Phinney, S. Russell, 93

Pickering, George W., 37

Pickwick Cabins, 123

Pinnacle Park, 80, 152.7

reservoir, 166

Pioneer Woolen Mill

1880-1900, 80.4

1880s expansion, 49, 58, 67, 76

1931 financial problems, 118

1934 in decline, 119

1935, 120.9

1936 sign of recovery, 123

1953 closed, 137

1954 plan to reopen, 138

sold, 103

worth of 1868, 45

Pitts, William, 31

Pittsfield, Town of

aerial view, 120.4

clerks, 187

former names for, 27, 31

incorporation, act of, 28-29

incorporation, petition for, 27-28

maps, 40.1-40.4

officials, 185-187

photographs of, 80.1, 80.2

poem, 107-108

Route 95, 152.5, 192


selectmen (list), 185-188

selectmen voted out, 117

town manager plan adopted, 124

town meetings, 19, 22, 30

See also Perry; Plymouth Gore; Snake Root Hill; town managers; Warsaw, Town of

Pittsfield Advertiser, 80.7, 166.7

1882 beginning of, 60-61

1884 steam powered press installed, 66

1887 building expanded, 67

1911 Murray, Caro acquisition of, 104

1915 Horne, Garfield acquisition of, 104

1945 Cianchette, J. R. acquisition of, 134-135

1950s Olson, David acquisition of, 135, 164

1950s Pittsfield Publishers, Inc. acquisition of, 135

editors, 109, 134-135, 166.7

first home, 64.6

first issue, 64.2-64.5

front page, 136.5

officers, 135

special issue, 88.1-88.4

Pittsfield and Detroit Church (later Baptist), 84

Pittsfield Band, 136.7

Pittsfield Broom Cadets, Co. B, 64.2

Pittsfield Carriage Shop, 40.1

Pittsfield Centennial, 106

Pittsfield compared with Hell, 150

Pittsfield Development Associates, 137-139

See also Pittsfield Improvement Association

Pittsfield Driving Park, 71

Pittsfield Electric Company, 80.4, 88.8

Pittsfield Electric Light & Power Company, 89, 90, 92, 95

Pittsfield Hand Knitting Company, 133

Pittsfield Improvement Association, 139, 140

See also Pittsfield Development Associates

Pittsfield Industries, Inc., 162

Pittsfield Laundricoin, 135

Pittsfield Motor Sales, 64.8, 109, 120.9, 152.2, 166.8

Pittsfield National Bank

organized, Union Hall (1889), 68

Moved to Connor Block on West Main St. (1905), 64, 96

building and officers (1907), 104.2

closed (1933), 119

reorganized as First National Bank of Pittsfield (1933), 119-120

Berry, R. H., appointed conservator (1933), 120, 121

Pittsfield Poultry Farm, 88.7

Pittsfield Public Library

dedication (1904), 80.8, 93

new building, 91

patronage, 82

roof repair, 120

Pittsfield Publishers, Inc., 135

Pittsfield Register, 9

See also Mitchell and Daggett

Pittsfield Times, 61, 80.3

Pittsfield Truck and Farm, 141, 143

Pittsfield Trust Company, 96, 105

Pittsfield Water Works, 78, 79-81

bond issue, 155

bylaws for, 111

incorporated, 74

new location, 155

standpipe, 80

town acquires charter for, 79-80

See also Pittsfield Water Works superintendents

Pittsfield Water Works superintendents

Ames, Charles R., 188

Badger, Ray H., 111, 117, 188

Burse, A. H., 188

Hannigan, James E., 188

Keezer, Frank, 188

Marks, Allen M., 188

Marten, Seldon J., 188

Pomroy, O. Lionel, 188

Thorndike, A. K. (A. L. on p. 125), 188

Thorndike, A. L. (A. K. on p. 188), 125

White, Earl A., 188

Pittsfield Woolen Yarns Co., Inc., 132-133, 152.2, 166.7

plague, 12

plantation form of government, 28

"Plumed Knight" (race horse), 70

Plummer, John, 123

Plymouth Colony, 11

Plymouth Company, 11

Plymouth Gore

incorporation petition 1816, 27-28

name change to Sebasticook Plantation 1816, 28

origin of, 11

population growth of, 21, 26

Powers Corner settled 1818, 22

See also Town of Pittsfield; Warsaw, Town of

Plymouth Patent, 16-17

police, 101


politics, 82, 117, 124

Pomroy, O. Lionel, 156

Pooler, H. C., 41

pool project, 151

population, 59, 115, 116, 189

Porter, Minnie, 131

postmasters

Libby, Henry (1886-1898), 67, 68, 78, 85

Murray, Oramel (1898-1908), 85, 104.6

Haskell, C. B. (1908-1914), 101

Bussel, Charles (1922-1934), 109, 121

Daily, James (1934-19??), 121

Stafford, Fred C. (19??-1966+), 173

Bussell, Charles H., 109, 121, 158

Libby, Henry, 67, 68, 85

Shorey, Leigh, 150

West Pittsfield, 26

Willis, James, 26

post offices, 166.9

East and West Pittsfield, 32

in Lancey Block, corner of Main and Easy Streets, 72, 109-110

in Karam Block, 120.3

in J. C. Connor Block, corner of Maine and Central Streets, 67

at corner of Hathorn and Central Streets, 110, 165, 172-173

Powell, Mrs. William H., 145

power plants, 68

See also Pittsfield Electric Light & Power; Sebasticook Power Company; Smith-Conant Electric Power Company

Powers, Adams, 22

Powers, Arba (c. 1800), 22

Powers, Eugene Arba, 113, 128

Powers, Herbert, 22

Powers, Llewellyn, 22, 82-83, 97

Powers, Phillip, 22

Powers, Phillip, Jr., 22

Powers Hall, 83-84

Pratt (MCI basketball coach), 146

Pratt, George, 134

priests

Stinson, W. C., 49, 50, 84

Prince, J., 40.1

print shops, 46, 64.6

prohibition, 69, 75

proxy fight, 138-139

PTA (Parent-Teacher Association), 143-144

public library. See Pittsfield Public Library

Pullen orchestra, 77

pumping station, 155

Purinton, Edwin M., 111, 145

Purinton, Margaret, 131

Pushaw, Alice M., 64.2

Pushor, Abraham, 26

Pushor, Christopher, 24

Pushor, David, 24, 30, 99

Pushor, Dorothy, 131

Pushor, H., 65

Pushor, W. H., 96

Pushor, W. L., 75

Pushor, Will, 65, 74-75

 

Quarrington, Walter, 112

 

racing, 39, 70, 169-170

ladies' carriage race, 72

See also harness racing

railroad depot, 165

Depot, map 1860, 40.1

Passenger Station, map 1880, 40.3

new $5,000 building 1888, 68

Union Station, map 1889, inside covers

express office 1907, 104.3

railroad freight house, 42

"Railroad house," 41

railroads, 32

Androscoggin and Kennebec Railroad, 36-37

Maine Central Railroad, 37

Penobscot and Kennebec Railroad, 35-38, 40.1, 56.1

Sebasticook and Moosehead Railroad, 64-65, 67, 90

Somerset and Kennebec Railroad, 36

"War of the Gauges," 36

Wiscasset to Quebec, 85

railroad station. See railroad depot

railroad wrecks, 96

Railway Express Agency (REA), 104.3, 165

Ramm, Felix, 118

Randlett, Jennie, 85

Randlett Bros., 41

Raslé, Father, 13, 14

Rationing Board, 130-131

Raymond, S. M., 112

Read, Rev., 78

recreation. See Parks


Reed, E. B., 119

Reed, John H., 161

Reed, Vaughn, 123

reservoir, 166

restaurants

The Embers Restaurant, 165-166

Revere, Paul, 14, 15

Revolutionary War expedition, 14-16

Reynolds, Ronello, 160

Rich, J. H., 40.3, 66

Rich, Minnie K., 64.2

Richards, Daniel, 27

Richardson, Eleanor, 161

Ricker, Arthur, 120

rifle competition, 126

rifle range, 104

Ringwood, 90, 92

Ringwood dance pavilion, 92

Riverside School

declared unfit, 143

sold to C. M. Almy and Son, Inc., 144

used by C. M. Almy and Son, Inc., 152.1

Riverside Woolen Mill

American Woolen Company purchase of, 105

history after 1950, 135

history of, 64

layoffs at, 113

as shoddy mill, 103

roads. See highways

robberies

A. H. Cornforth store 1933, 121

Robert Dobson & Company, 49

Roberts, Winfield, 173

Robinson, Blanche, 77, 82, 107

Robinson, Daniel, 25

Robinson, John, 127

Rogers, Charles, 56.3

Rogers, Grace, 125

Rogers, Jon W., 173

Rogers, Norman, 173

Rollins, Freeman, 26, 27

Rollins, John, 27

Rollins, Jonathan, 27

Rollins, Valentine, 27

Rosenthal, Lewis, 135

Ross, William, 106, 107, 122

Roundy, George, 150

Route 95, 170-171

Rowe, Harry W., 166.2

Rowell, Charles, 165

Runnells, David, 26

See also Runnels, David

Runnells, G., Jr., 40.3

Runnells, John, 26

Runnels, David, 27

See also Runnells, David

Runnels, George, 40.1, 40.3

Russell, John, 141

Russell, Mrs. (MCI coach), 146

Ryan, Bert, 86

 

S. F. Jones Block, 141

S. F. Jones Insurance Agency, 142

S. M. Cook, 169

S. R. & R. A. York, 40.1

Saint Agnes Catholic church, 104.1

Salley, Mr. (1887 Main St. resident), 42

Salley, W., 40.3

Saltonstall, Dudley, 14, 15

Salvers, William, 161

Sanborn, Harold, 173

Sanborn, Yola, 166.7

Sanger M. Cook Agency, 142

Sarney, Nathaniel, 28

Saunders, Francis, 151

Savage, James, 27

saw mills, 44

See also lumber mills

Sawyer (Captain), 40, 40.3, 67

Scammon (tailor), 41

school districts

1823, 31

1965 (approx.), 166

school lunch program, 143, 166

schools, 31, 166-167

Christian School, Inc., 149

funding for, 30

Grammar School, Lancey Street (1888), 67, 115, 143, 152.4, 166

Grammar School, North Lancey Street (1904), 93, 143, 144, 152.4

Grammar School, South Main Street (1867), 42, 56.4, 68

Hartland Avenue School, 143

junior high program, 166-167


in Lancey home, 25

Manson Park School, 144, 152.4

Marie Bradford School, 152.7

Riverside School, 144, 152.1

schoolhouse (1867), 44

Vickery School, 144, 152.4, 166

"Scotland," 66

Sebasticook (poem), 190-191

Sebasticook and Moosehead Railroad, 64-65, 67, 90

Sebasticook Plantation, 28

Sebasticook Power Company, 92, 103

Sebasticook Registered Nurses Associations, 161

Sebasticook River, 15-16, 20-21, 64, 64.7

Sebasticook Valley Hospital (1963), 152.6, 160-161

Sebasticook Woolen Mill, 119

See also Riverside Woolen Mill

Seekins-Bridgham Dry Goods Store, 102

selectmen, 40.1, 124, 185-187

seminary, 50

Severance, Hazel, 114

Severance, Inez K., 120.7

sewer system, 63, 67, 89

Shatney, Thomas, 126

Shaw, Bessie, 77

Shaw, E. N., 46

Castle Harmony trip, 65

death of, 158

and E. N. Shaw Building, 111

Waverley Mill celebration floor assistant, 77

Shaw's (E. N.) harness shop, 64.6

Shepard, Ray, 105

Shields, John, 145, 166.6

shingle mills, 40.1, 44

shoddy mills

Lancey G. Milliken, 64, 135

McGilvery-Cummings, 103

shoe factories, 120.13

Atlas Shoe, 123

Medwed, Pinchos, 131

Northeast Shoe, 132, 161-162

Penobscot Shoe Company, 161-162

Vaughn Reed and John Plummer, 123

Waverley woolen mill converted to, 131

shoe manufacturing, 120.13

Shorey, Donald H., 165

Shorey, Helen, 131

Shorey, Leigh, 150

Shorey, Ruth, 161

Shorey, Vernon L., 114

Shorey Funeral Home, 152.1, 165

Shorey's Orchestra, 112

Short, Stanley H., 157

Shuman, Joe, 156

Sibley, Abraham, 28

Sibley, David, 28

Sibley, Henry, 28

Sibley, John, 21, 27

Sibley, John, Jr., 27

Sibley Bridge, 30-31

sidewalk, 89

Simmons, Isaac, 42

Simmons, John, 65

Simons, D. W., 40.1

Simons, David, 26

Simons, H. M., 40.1

Sinclair, Mrs. Roy, 145-146

Sinclair, Roy U.

coach, MCI, 112

editor, Pittsfield Advertiser, 135, 137

Kiwanis vice president, 126

Maine Good Roads Assoc. president, 157

Pittsfield Development Associates stock drive head, 137

swimming pool committee member, 151

Sinclair's Crane Service, 163

ski slope. See parks, Pinnacle

Small, Florence, 133

Small, G. L., 40.3

Small, Madeline, 126

Small, Virgil, 173

Smiley, Esther, 131

Smiley, Mr. (Main St. resident), 41

Smith (Universalist minister, 1866), 43

Smith, Clyde, 124

Smith, F., 91

Smith, F. R., 96

Smith, Margaret Chase, 110, 120.14, 136.4, 152, 154

Smith, Robert P., 128

Smith, Rod, 146

Smith, S. E., 90

Smith, S. S., 90

Smith-Conant Electric Power Company, 85

Snake Root Hill, 27


Sobey, Elizabeth, 150

Soldiers' Monument, 93

Somerset and Kennebec Railroad, 36

Somerset Club, 93

Somerset Creameries, 96

Soule, Delmont, 165

Soule, Porter, 150

South Main Street (875-1885), 64.8

Spanish-American War, 86

Spaulding, A. T., 106

Spear, Gilbert, 118

Spear, Mary, 114, 119

Spear, W. E., 102

Spearing, John, 21

Spencer Pond, 100

Springer, Doris, 131

Springer, William, 130, 151

St. Agnes Church, 92, 93, 104.1, 113

parish hall, 148, 152.7, 168

rectory, 148, 152.7, 168

stables, 46, 70, 170

Hathorn stables, 71, 72

Wright's Racing, 166.10, 170

Stafford (football captain), 126

Stafford, Fred C., 172, 173

Stafford, Norman S., 164

stage coach transportation, 21, 36

standpipe, 80

Stanley, Edward, 134

1955 at Eisenhower visit, 155

1956 MCI principal, 145

Stanley, Marcia, 155

Stanley (MCI headmaster) 1958, 136.4, 166.6

State Highway Garage, 166.5

State Liquor Store, 166.9

station. See railroad depot

steam engines, 46, 65, 66, 75

steamer "Winthrop," 80.8

See also Parson, Captain

steam power, 46, 65, 66, 75

Steelstone Corporation, 163

Stein, Ernest W., 156, 160

Stetson, W. W., 83

Steven Davis Post 11, GAR, 93

Steven Davis Post 11 GAR, 93

Stevens, C. A., 106, 107

Stewart, Marion, 131

Stills, Milton, 115

Stinson, William C., 49, 50, 84

MCI founder, 53-54, 56.2

Stitham, Alice (Rouillard), 94

Stitham, Hollis, 94

Stitham, Lloyd H., 137, 151, 156

stock subscriptions. See subscriptions, stock

Stone, Lester, 142, 163

stores

Cornforth (A. H.) Clothing Store 1866, 41

Cornforth (H. L.) Clothing Store 1933, 121

Cornforth (H. L.) Clothing Store 1966, 67

apparel, 64

Berdeen's (C. H.) Boot & Shoe Store, 102

Berry (R. H.) Drug Store, 117-118

clothing, 118

Connor, J. C., 41

Davis Store, 80.3

Dexter and Sampson Store, 41

Dudley Drug Store, 96

Dysart, L. A., 128

Farrar's Furniture Store, 115, 142

Getchell (T. E.) Hardware Store, 102

Humphrey's Drug Store, 67, 118, 166.8

Hunter-McMaster Store, 23, 41, 104.3, 165

Jenkins Store, 41

John Simons Store, 65

Lancey and Jenkins store, 40.1

Lancey Hardware Store, 72, 93

Libby's Drug Store, 41, 88.7

New Central Furniture Store, 142

Seekins-Bridgham Dry Goods Store, 102

Spear's Clothing, 142

State Liquor Store, 166.9

Thrifty Store, 142

United Stores, 142

Vickery and Burns Store, 41

Vickery Store, 60, 96

Western Auto Store, 166.7

Whitten's Tobacco Store, 96

storms

1886 snow storm, 67

1901 snow storm, 90

street dance, 117

street lights, 85


Strout, A., 40.1

Strout, Warren G., 156

subscriptions, stock, 89

Union Hall, 62

Waverley Mill, 75

Sullivan, P., 40.1

Susi, Dominic M.

1894 enters construction business, 89

1903 and Burnham Dam, 91-92

Susi, Guy

1951 committee on school buildings, 143

1952 pool engineer, 151

1955 architect for First National Bank renovation, 142

Susi, P. E.

1952 pool committee, 151

Susi, Roosevelt T.

1953 pool dedication, 151

1954 Pittsfield Development Associates committee, 137

Susi Brothers (contractors), 123

Susi Construction Company, 163

Sweet, Dana, 146

swimming pool, 151

swimming programs, 151

Sylvester, A. I., 40.3

 

Taconet tribe, 12

Taft, L. C., 106

tanneries, 32

Tarbell, J. N

1940 death of, 158

Tarbell, J. N.

1919 basketball team, 109

Tarbell, Mrs. J. N., 106

taxes

exemptions to attract industry, 66

payment in goods, 31

Taylor, F. J., 83, 84

Taylor, W. A., 168

teachers

salaries of, 31

telephones, 82

temperance activities, 69, 75

Terratine tribe, 12

Textron, 138-140

See also American Woolen Company

Textron-American, 139

theaters

1909 new theater on Park St., 99

1917 Bijou leased, 105

1926 football program at Bijou, 112

1929 Bijou equipped for talking pictures, 115

1957 Bijou remodeling, 142-143

theater on Park St., 68

Thomas, Mr. (carriage repairs), 45

Thompson, B., 42

Thompson, Benjamin, 74

Thompson, William, 160

Thompson (B.) and Son, 79

Thomson, Mrs. F. E., 40.3

Thorndike, A. L., 125

Thrifty Store, 142

Thurlough, Harry

mid-1920s candidate for first selectman, 110

1925 welcome to governors' meeting, 112

1930 selectman campaign, 117

Thurston, Mr. (tanner), 32

Tibbets, J., 40.1, 40.3

Tibbets, S. W., 40.3

Tiffany stained glass, 86

Tilton, Alfred, 25

Tilton, Mrs. Merlon, 160

Tilton House, 104.4

Tom Thumb, 69

Towle, I. F., 40.3

Towle, Irving, 94

Town, E. C., 40.1

Town, J. W., 40.1

town clerks, listed, 187

Towne, John, 26, 40.3, 84

town farm, 120

town manager plan, 124-125

town managers

Ames, C. R., 155-156

Keezer, Frank, 156

Marks, Allen M., 152, 156

Pomroy, O. Lionel, 156

Thorndike, A. L., 125

See also Badger, Ray

town meeting, record of first, 19

Town of Pittsfield

bridge dispute with Detroit, 68

and Civil War, 38-39


incorporation, 26-30

naming of, 27, 28, 31

plantation, 28

school districts, 31

town manager plan, 124-125

town meetings, 30

township, 1860, 40.2

township, 1880, 40.4

village, 1860, 40.1

village, 1880, 40.3

See also Plymouth Gore; Sebasticook Plantation; Warsaw

township, 1860, 40.2

township, 1880, 40.4

town treasurers, listed, 187-188

Tozier, Bryant, 26, 30

Tozier, Mr. (Dan's Lunch proprietor), 117

Tracy, Olin H., 88.8, 90, 94

trains

George W. Pickering, 37

troop, 38, 105

Union Hall Grand Opening Ball special, 63

Union Park opening special, 72

Waverley Mill dedication special, 76

See also railroads

Trickey, W. B., 110, 128

troop trains, 38, 105

Tucker, Earl, 158

Tuesday Club, 120.11, 125

organized (1893), 78

in Pittsfield Advertiser (c. 1896), 90

Lancey, speech on delivered (1898), 24

Community Hospital support (1924), 110

Turner, Carol, 161

Tuttle, Mrs., 84

Tweedie, Earl, 127

Tweedie, Ray, 126

Twentieth Maine (Pullen), 70

Twentieth Maine regiment, 69-70

Tyng, Edward, 11

 

ULAS (Universalist Ladies' Aid Society), 90

Union Church (now Universalist), 40.1, 64.7

alternate services, 47, 58

rebuilt, 40

Union Hall, 40.3, 80.3, 120.7

building committee, 61-62

centennial celebration, 107

construction, 63-65

construction cost, 46

dedication, 62-63

dedication of Waverley Mill, 76

Dobson, Robert, funeral, 82

fire, 127

fire (1936), 127

funeral of Robert Dobson, 82

General Tom Thumb performance, 69

Grand Opening Ball, 63

IOOF Hall (Independent Order of Odd Fellows), 81, 127

Ladies Union Hall, 62-63

landscaping of, 111

Masonic Hall on upper floor, 89, 127

pants factory, steam powered, 65

Pittsfield National Bank depositors meet, 119, 120

Pittsfield Public Library dedication (1904), 80.8

society notes in The Advertiser, 90

steam heat installed, 79

steam powered pant factory, 65

stock subscriptions, 62

Union Meeting House, 58

Union Park, 72, 73, 86

Union Station. See railroad depot

United Fellowship order, 48

United Stores, 142

Universalist Church, 86, 108, 147, 169

(1875), 56.1

(1880), 40.3

(1907), 104.1

affiliation with Congregationalists, 147

affiliation with Congregationalists rescinded, 148

anniversaries, 150

Baptists interest in Union Church sold to 1869, 58

bequests, 122

Chamber of Commerce Banquet, 112

Congregationalist affiliation, 147, 148

David M. Parks funeral, 100

growth, 117

Lancey Homestead, 147

Men's Club, 112, 125

murals, 86

parsonage, 147

pastors, 113, 128

renovations, 46, 81, 86, 147


Seventy-fifth anniversary, 150

ULAS (Universalist Ladies' Aid Society), 90

William Parks and descendants, 100

See also Congregational Church

Universalist Church Men's Club, 112, 125

Universalist Ladies' Aid Society (ULAS), 90

 

Varney, Harvey, 173

veterinarians

Woodcock, John, 157

Vickery, C. E., 40.3

60th wedding anniversary, 127

Carnegie Library donation committee, 91

Castle Harmony trip, 65

death of, 128

Pittsfield Trust Company president, 96

Sebasticook Power Company management, 95, 103

Vickery Block, 98

Waverley Mill dedication, 76

Vickery, Earl N.

First National Bank of Pittsfield Secretary, 120

MCI Alumni Association vice president, 114

MCI land donation, 167

Parks Brothers' Insurance Agency, 142

Pittsfield National Bank depositors committee, 119

school named for, 144

Vickery, Nellie, 125

Vickery, Nelson, 41, 42

Vickery and Burns Store, 41

Vickery and Lehr, Inc., 142

Vickery Block, 98, 121

Vickery School, 144, 152.4, 166

Vickery store, 60, 96

Vigue, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest, 157

village incorporation, 101

Vines, Richard, 12

Vining, Otis M., 106

Violette, L. N., 168

Virginia Charter, 11

 

Waldron, Marion, 125

Walker, (Dr.), 44

Walker, Dennison

Castle Harmony trip, 65

Maple Grove Woolen Mill, 64

Robert Dobson & Company, 49

Water Works project director, 74

Walker, H. F., 114, 118, 120

Walker, Lizzie, 82

Walker, Miss (1866 Main St. resident), 41

Waller, E., 107

"War of the Gauges," 36

wars

effect on community, 26

Warsaw, Town of, 28-31

See also Pittsfield, Town of

Washburn, Howard, 145

water power development, 90

Water Works. See Pittsfield Water Works

Waverley Bridge, 150

Waverley Company

boarding houses, 78

Waverley Dam, 85, 120.15, 155

Waverley Woolen Mill, 76-78, 113

construction, 75

conversion to shoe factory, 120.13, 131-132

dedication, 76-78

sale to Henry B. Binney, 103

sale to Pinchos Medwed 1943, 132

sale to Willard Cummings 1934, 119

weavers, 118

Wawenock tribe, 12

Waymouth, J. F., 40.1

weavers, 118

Webb, John, 22, 27, 30

Webb, Mary, 22

Webber, M. A., 120.12, 156

Weeks, Frank, 91

Weeks, Isaac, 26

Weeks, Joshua, 26

Welch, Addie B., 84

wells, 155

Wendell, Henry, 173

Wentworth, J. D., 106

Western Auto Store

Lyons, Norm, 166.7

West Pittsfield, 113

Weymouth, "Elder," 23

Weymouth, John F., 84

Weymouth, Nathaniel

died 1887, 67

Weymouth, Nathaniel F.


Baptist Church committee member 1897, 84

MCI founder, 56.2

Weymouth, "Squire," 23

Weymouth Hall, 23

wheat, value of, 31

Whedon, David, 28

Whitcomb, S. C., 68, 69, 83

White, Mr. (Park Street resident, 1886), 43

White, Rev., 84

White Star Laundry, 135, 142

Whithee, E. A., 99

Whitman, H., 40.3

Whitman, Irving, 109

Whitten, A., 40.3

Whitten, Albion, 43

Whitten, Perley J., 158

Whitten's Tobacco Store, 96

Wiggin (MCI football coach), 146

Wild Goose Club, 79

Wiles, Roland, 150

William Tell Club, 100

Willis, James, 26

Willis, Mary, 150

Willis, S. J., 106

Willoughby, William, 134

Winslow, D. D., 40.3, 43

Winslow, John, 11

Wirthmore Feed Company, 72, 152.2

Witham, A. F., 40.3

Witmer, Maurice, 144

Women's Club, business and professional, 110

Wood, Robert, 42

Woodcock, John, 157

Woodward, Clyde, 112

woolen mills

construction of, 63

dedication of, 56-58

Going Hathorn's one-set mill, 39

layoffs, 113, 118

Waverley mill proposed, 66

See also Maple Grove Mill; Pioneer Woolen Mill; Riverside Woolen Mill; Sebasticook Woolen Mill

work exchange, 26

World War I (WW I). See WW I (World War I)

World War II

observation tower, 131

World War II (WW II). See WW II (World War II)

WPA (Works Projects Administration), 129

Wright, Carl, 133

Wright, Clifford, 133, 143

Wright, Grace, 135

Wright, Harry, 163

Wright, L. Q., 135, 163

Wright, LaForest, 163, 166.7

Wright, Neil, 133

Wright, Norman, 134, 135

Wright, Perley A., 132

Wright, Ray, 121

Wright, "Tommy," 135

Wright's Dairy, 142, 163

Wright's Dry Cleaning, 135

Wright's Food Center & Locker Plant, 163

Wright's Racing Stables, 166.10, 170

WW I (World War I)

home front, 105

honor roll, 177-181

troop trains, 105

veterans return to school MCI, 105

WW II (World War II)

home front, 130-131

honor roll, 181-184

Wyman, Danial, 28

Wyman, John, 26, 30

Wyman, L., 40.1

Wyman, Walter S., 103

 

York, James, 130

York (S. R. and R. A.) store, 40.1

Young (MCI coach), 146

Young, William, 68

Younger, Andrew, 123, 147

Younger, Mrs. Andrew, 147

Youngs, Franklin, 27

 

Zimba (race horse), 70


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