Category: Waldo County

John F Knowlton

Biography of John Franklin Knowlton

John Franklin Knowlton, of Ellsworth, Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Hancock County, has been a resident of this city since 1890. Born March 19, 1856, in Montville, Waldo County, he is a son of John Colby Knowlton. His paternal grandfather, the Rev. Ebenezer Knowlton, who was born in New Hampshire, until after his marriage lived in the Granite State. As a minister of the Baptist church he was settled in Montville in 1823, and preached there until 1850. Then he retired to the farm which he had previously bought, and there spent his last days. To him and …

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Albert W. Miller

Biography of Albert W. Miller

Albert W. Miller, the well-known druggist and apothecary of Hartland, Somerset County, was born in Palmyra, Maine, December 30, 1835, son of Benjamin and Jane (Davis) Miller. The father, a native of Lincolnville, Maine, after settling in Palmyra, was engaged in farming until 1852, when he went to California, remaining there until 1855. He later made another visit to California for the benefit of .his health, and took up a tract of land, but eventually returned to Maine, and passed the rest of his life in St. Albans. Jane, his wife, who is a native of Palmyra, became the mother …

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Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine

Biography of Alonzo J. Long

Alonzo J. Long, the proprietor of a large general store in Blue Hill, Hancock County, was born in this town, June 23, 1849, son of James R. and Lavinia (Howard) Long. The grandfather, Joel Long, who was born in Castine, Maine, in July, 1782, learned the trade of a comb-maker in Boston, and in 1810 came to East Blue Hill, being the first permanent settler in this place. He first tended a saw-mill. Later he cleared a good farm, and, purchasing the mill in which he had previously worked, became quite successful. His death occurred in 1871. He married Eliza …

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