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Linda is a nurse.
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Dana is a Baptist minister.
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Karen is an orthodontic dentist. John has a shoe repair and custom footwear business.
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Thomas was a printer in Portland, Connecticut, before moving to Bethel, Maine, in 1949. He owned a hobby shop in No. Waterford, Maine.
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Penny works at Fleet Bank in South Paris. Buster works at Sunday River Ski Resort in Bethel and, in his spare time, works with professional stock car racers.
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Robert graduated from the University of Maine in 1942, with the Second-highest Honors in Engineering. He worked as Superintendent of the American Can Company of Portland for 38 years.
He and Lois had three children, David, Robert and Mary Ann.
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Marion was a teacher. She graduated from Gorham State Teachers College and began her teaching career at the Swift's Corner School in Norway. She left teaching while raising her family (two sons, Barry and Wayne), then, in 1964, returned to teaching at Oxford Hills Jr. High School in Norway, where she taught until retiring in 1975. She is remembered for her caring nature and sense of humor. She suffered for several years from Alzheimer's Disease, and died at Market Square Health Care Center in South Pari
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Oscar graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in Castine in 1943. He was a sea captain all of his life, one of the youngest men to be licensed as a Master Mariner.
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Chadbourne (who appears to have preferred to be known by his middle name, Warren) was a farmer in Leeds, Maine.
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Samuel was a farmer in Otisfield.
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David was a farmer.
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Othello had a very distinguished business career, especially in the oil industry in California. It's a career that took many interesting twists and turns, and reveals how ambitious a person he was. He was another of those remarkable individuals in our Scribner Family who began life with very little, but, through hard work and an incredible sense of purpose, became successful in all that they did. The following is adapted from an article about Othello in NOTABLES OF THE WEST, 1 [op. cit.], 875:
His amazing career began with his working as an 18-year-old clerk in a drug store in Lodi, in 1885. By the end of that year, he was the store's manager. After two years, he left that job and, after a brief stint at a drug store in San Jose, he went to work for the Webster Brothers, druggists in Fresno. Within that year, that drug store burned. That incident brought a dramatic change in Othello's career, because it introduced him to the field of insurance underwriting, which he did for a short time. For a couple of years, he was in the abstracting business until, in 1892, he went to work in the law office of J.B. Menx as clerk, student and general assistant. Determined to become an attorney, he read law for the next five years every night from 7 to 11 o'clock. In 1896, he took the examinations before the California Supreme Court, and was admitted to practice. For about two years he practiced law, "with fair success," in Fresno.
Between 1898 and 1901, he went from trying to raise fruit on a ranch in Mariposa County, to trying to grow bananas, sugar cane and tobacco in Mexico, to serving as Chief of the U.S. Land Office at Visalia, Tulare County. But, it was in the fall of 1901 he made a discovery that would change the direction of the rest of his life. He had come to see the great possibilities that lay in the Kern River oil lands, so he invested in that venture and made a profit of $100,000
Thereafter he concentrated his energies on the oil industry.
In 1902 he succeeded in forming the Associated Oil Company, of which he was secretary and assistant manager until 1910, when he became vice-president and assistant general manager. The Associated Oil Company consolidated about 40 oil companies and properties, and has been said to be "a wonder of organization and development." Needless to say, his pioneering work in the California oil industry made him a rich man, and improved the lives and wellbeing of many of the families in that part of California.
From 1889 to 1898 he was a member of the California National Guard, attaining the rank of Captain (which he held for 5 years), and was the Adjutant of the Sixth Infantry. In 1894, he played an important role at the time of a railroad strike, and in the opening of the railway system from Mojave (63 miles south of Bakersfield) all the way to the Oakland pier, a distance of over 260 miles.
His mottoes are "Exercise and sunshine, work and play," and "An executed wrong is more potent for ill than a thousand right conceptions, unexecuted, are conducive for good."
Elsie, his first wife, died in an automobile accident.