Note N6679 Index
After Samuel died, John took over the operation of the family farm outside of Moultonboro.
Note N6683 Index
Samuel, who died too soon, was a schoolteacher. He taught for only one winter in School #10, having a total of 81 students. However, as an outstanding teacher, he received the highest praise from the Superintending School Committee.
Note N6686 Index
Dexter owned a variety store in Berlin, NH.
Note N6695 Index
Frank was a blacksmith in Presque Isle.
Note N6699 Index
Leroy was a bookkeeper. Hazel was a telephone operator. Although she was born in Michigan, her father, Frank Merrill, was born in Andover, Maine, and her mother, Ada Hardy, was born in Buckfield, Maine.
Note N6701 Index
George was a farmer.
Note N6703 Index
Cyrus was a railroad worker.
Note N6717 Index
David was a farmer in Bradford, Maine.
Note N6721 Index
Francis was a farmworker.
Note N6723 Index
In 1910, Dennis was living in Tule River Township, Tulare County, California. He returned to Maine before 1920.
Note N6725 Index
Tyler was a stonecutter.
Note N6731 Index
Orrin was a farmer. In the 1880 Census of Paris (NARA Microcopy T-9, Roll 484, Page 285B), Orrin is living at the Paris Poor Farm, classisfied as a pauper. This was a truly sad way to live out one's last years of life. He died in 1881.
Sarah was a schoolteacher.
Note N6735 Index
Harvey and Mildred divorced in 1950 (DIVORCE INDEX, Maine State Archives Microfilm). That same year, Harvey married Alta, the widow of Ellery F. Dow.
Harvey was an educator who "dedicated his professional life of over 50 years to public school education of children. He strongly believed that all children should have access to a good education and that they should be encouraged by their parents and teachers to pursue educational goals in order to have the skills to attain their life goals." He earned his B.A. degree at Farmington (ME) State Teachers College, his Master's at the University of Maine, and his Ph.D. at Boston University.
His teaching career started in a rural school in Unity, Maine, where he taught all 8 grades He then went on to teach Grades 4-8 at Benton, Maine. He was the Elementary School Principal at schools in Fairfield Center, Maine, and Ashfield and Charlemont, Massachusetts. He taught math and science at Middleboro, Massachusetts, before becoming High School Principal at the Good Will-Hinckley Home for Boys and Girls in Hinckley, Somerset County, Maine.
At age 28, he began his Superintendent's career at Union 63 (Hartland, St. Albans, Palmyra, Harmony, Athens and Cambridge, Maine). He was Superintendent of Schools at Eastport, Maine, Wareham and Dedham, Massachusetts, and Teaneck, New Jersey.
While at Teaneck in 1967, he was named the State Commissioner of Education for Vermont. He was 53 at the time. He was referred to as "a man of aggressive ideas. . . the kind of quality we need in Vermont" (News item, "Bangor Daily News," 6 December 1967, page 15, column 2).
After leaving Vermont, he served three years as the first Chancellor of the New York City Public Schools. He then retired from public school administration, but went on to teach at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He also taught doctoral candidates at Nova University in Florida. His final retirement was at age 75, but he continued to be keenly interested in the changes in public education until his death.