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

Biography of George H. Hunter

George H. Hunter, of the firm Hunter, McMaster & Co., merchants of Pittsfield, was born in Bowdoinham, July I, 1830, his parents being Robert and Jane (Henry) Hunter. His father, a native of Topsham, who was well known in the county, lived in Bowdoinham for several years, carrying on a tannery and to some extent engaged in farming. In 1835 he located in a place about three miles west of Pittsfield village, and there carried on farming until his death in 1870, on May 31. He was also engaged in lumbering and in trading. Prominent as a politician and with …

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Edwin P. Snow

Biography of Edwin P. Snow

Edwin P. Snow, M.D., an able physician and surgeon of Atkinson, Piscataquis County, was born in this town, September 25, 1825, son of Dr. Eleazar Wheelock and Dorcas (Hibbard) Snow. His grandfather, Benjamin Snow, who came to Atkinson from the neighborhood of Bath, New Hampshire, about the year 1818, did not reside here for any length of time. The father, who was named after a former president of Dartmouth College, received his degree of Doctor of Medicine from the medical department of that institution. Thereupon he located in Atkinson, and practiced in this town until his death, which occurred in …

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

Biography of Elbridge A. Thompson, M.D.

Elbridge A. Thompson, M.D., of Dover, Piscataquis County, a Civil War veteran, an ex-member of the legislature and Executive Council, and the founder of the Thompson Free Library of Dover, was born in Sangerville, Maine, January 4, 1828. A son of James and Hannah H. (Coombs) Thompson, he is a grandson of James Thompson, Sr., a native of Londonderry, New Hampshire, who was an early settler of Buckfield, Maine, and a resident of that town for the rest of his life. Having spent his active years in general farming, Grandfather Thompson died, over eighty years old. By his three marriages …

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