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

Biography of Charles D. Hill

Charles D. Hill, formerly of the firm Hill, Pike & Co., wholesale grocers of Calais, Washington County, was born in this city, August 7, 1851, son of Daniel and Elmira (Quincy) Hill. His grandfather, Abner Hill, was one of the early settlers and pioneer lumbermen of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Through his maternal grandfather, Edmund Quincy, of Portland, he was a descendant of the famous Massachusetts family of that name. Daniel Hill was born in Milltown, New Brunswick, in 1804. When a young man he started in the lumber manufacturing business in Milltown, where he was located for a number …

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

Biography of Hon. Albert M. Nash

Hon. Albert M. Nash, who was formerly State Senator from Washington County and a merchant of Harrington, was born in this town on the fifteenth day of April, 1833, son of Stillman W. and Melissa W. Nash. The grandfather, Uriah Nash, who built the first mill, was engaged in farming, and with his half-brother, Isaiah Nash, was one of the first two settlers in Harrington. He died here at an advanced age. Stillman Nash, born here on May 31, 1809, died on May 22, 1880. He was interested in various enterprises, including ship-building, tanning, and the manufacture of boots and …

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

Biography of Charles A. Rolfe

Charles A. Rolfe, one of the best known business men of Princeton, Washington County, and an ex-member of the legislature, was born in this town, December 25, 1842, son of Putnam and Rosanna (Hilton) Rolfe. Ebenezer Rolfe, the grandfather, who was a native of Massachusetts, came to this section when a young man, and engaged in lumbering and farming. He was one of the original settlers in Princeton, where he resided for the rest of his life, and died when he was eighty years old. His wife, whose maiden name was Nancy Humphrey, died at seventy-six. Putnam Rolfe, a native …

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Biography of John Murray Hill

John Murray Hill, Auditor for the city of Calais, Washington County, was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, November 7, 1837, son of John and Mary (Albee) Hill. The grandfather, Abner Hill, who was an early settler in Calais and a prominent lumberman in his day, owned large tracts of timber land. He was associated in business with his brother, Stephen Hill, and they were for some years the leading lumber operators upon the St. Croix River. His last days were passed in St. Stephen. The maiden name of his first wife, the grandmother of John M. Hill, was Whitney. …

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