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

Biography of Samuel A. Smith

Samuel A. Smith, one of the oldest merchants of Brownville, Piscataquis County, was born in this town, October 13, 1830, son of Daniel and Mary (Stickney) Smith. Daniel Smith, a native of Berwick, Maine, was a farmer by vocation. He came to Brownville in 1820, took up one hundred acres of new land in the southern part of the town, and with persevering industry cleared a farm, which he tilled until obliged to give up active labor. He was a reliable business man and a good citizen. At political elections he voted the Whig ticket. He lived to be about …

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Charles H. Girdler

Biography of Charles H. Girdler

Charles H. Girdler, an energetic and progressive agriculturist of Mercer township, Somerset County, and the efficient chairman of its Board of Selectmen, was born December 4, 1846, in Waterville, Me., son of the late John S. Girdler. The father, who was born in Manchester, Mass. spent the early years of his life in that town, and there learned the hatter’s trade. In 1840 he settled on a farm in Waterville, Me., where he carried on farming and worked at his trade for some years. On December 16, 1863, he became a resident of Mercer, moving at that time to the …

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

Biography of Samuel R. Byram

Samuel R. Byram, the proprietor of the oldest established drug business in Eastport, was born in this city, September 8, 1818, son of Henry and Betsey. (Ricker) Byram. The family’s earliest ancestors of whom there is any authentic knowledge were Captain Nicholas and Mary Edson Byram, who were married in 1676 and died in 1727. They were the parents of ten children, namely: Bethiah, born in 1678; Margaret, born in 168; Mehitable (first), born in 1683; Mehitable (second), born in 1685; Michael, born in 1687; Mary, born in 1690; Eleanor, born in 1692; Susanna, born in 1695; Josiah, born in …

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