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Geneva also graduated from Bates College in 1914, and married Donald that same year. She was a member of Second Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) in Norway, Maine.
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In "MEMORIES," Barbara Libby writes the following about her Aunt Lois:
When she was a young woman, Aunt Lois worked for Huston Baking Co. on Forest Ave. The building is now the University of Maine's Library.
She met her first husband, Laurel "Sparkie" Harris when he was in the 240th Coast Artillery stationed at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. . . .
Lois and Sparkie divorced. She and the children lived with grammy and grampa. Aunt Lois met and married William "Lee" Goodwin. They had seven children. ... Lee worked for many years at the Maine Medical Center. He was a quiet hard working man. Aunt Lois worked for the Portland School Dept. for a number of years. She loved Soap Operas, she and my Aunt Almena would talk about the stars as if they really knew them.
My mother and Aunt Lois were more than sisters-in-law they were friends. They were born the same year just one day apart. As a matter of fact my mother was born on grampa's birthday and I was born on grammy's birthday.
Aunt Lois was very easy going, kind and caring. She was a wonderful mother, wife, aunt and friend.
Note N5907 Index
Fremont was a farmer.
Note N5908 Index
Lester's death was caused by double pneumonia.
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Isaiah was a salesman.
Note N5911 Index
Marian was a teacher.
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Jay and Dorothy divorced in June 1938 in Washington County (DIVORCE RECORDS, Maine State Archives Microfilm Roll 7, Vol. 24, Page 131).
Jay was a truck driver. He died in a train accident that took place in Wallagrass Plantation in northern Aroostook County.
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For a few years in the 1930's, Philip worked for the U.S. Lighthouse Service, manning the lighthouse on Peak's Island in Portland Harbor. Earlier, he had worked in a paper mill. He died from cancer.
Their daughter, Barbara, had some precious memories of her parents. Here are some quotes from her work, 'MEMORIES":
I remember my father being gone for a day or two on a Navy boat. He would be out in the bay fixing bells on the buoys. He couldn't swim but he would jump from a rowboat onto the buoy. My mother was a nervous wreck until he came home. . . .
One of my fondest memories of my father was at Christmas time. He would make molasses popcorn balls. He would fill shopping bags and give them to my aunts for their families. He made molasses candy (kisses) too. He would give each of us a piece to stretch. He would stretch a long piece and throw it around our necks. We would laugh and scream and have a great time. I have never tasted better molasses candy. I think it was because of all the fun we had with my father. . . .
(He) served in the Army of Occupation during WWI in Germany. After the war he served in the 103rd Inf. Maine National Guard. He was a cook. . . .
He was a kind, gentle,patient, loving man. He was a wonderful father and husband. He and my mother were a perfect match.
My mother Bessie worked for Huston Baking Co. on Forest Ave. when she was young. After my father died she worked for the Portland School Dept. She worked very hard all of her life. I remember her washing clothes in a big washtub set on two chairs in the kitchen. She scrubbed the clothes on a washboard.
When she cooked, which was about every day, she never used a measuring cup, she just put in a handful of this and a handful of that. . . . Her biscuits would melt in your mouth and her yeast bread and rolls were out of this world. My mother always sang or whistled while she was working around the house. My mother was a strong woman. My father died young and she was left with ten children at home. She was a wonderful, loving, caring, happy mother.
How my parents ever raised all of us I'll never know. We were truly blessed. We always had food on the table, clothes on our backs, shoes on our feet and a mother and father who were always there for us.