Houlton

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

Biography of George O. Nickerson, D.D.S.

George O. Nickerson, D.D.S., of Houlton, Aroostook County, who has won an extended reputation for skill In dentistry, was born in the neighboring town of New Limerick, May 20, 1860, son of Charles Nickerson. The father, a native of Charlestown, Massachusetts, was reared and educated in New Limerick, Maine, whither his parents removed with their large family of children. He was brought up on the farm, which he assisted his father to redeem from the wilderness. In 1861 he removed to Hodgdon, where he has since carried on general farming with success. Public-spirited, able, and intelligent, he takes much interest …

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

Biography of Thomas S. Dickison, M.D.

Thomas S. Dickison, M.D., a young physician of Houlton, Aroostook County, who gives fair promise of becoming one of the foremost practitioners of the county, was born March 10, 1868, in Carleton, New Brunswick, being one of the eleven children born to Adam and Janet (Gibson) Dickison. He was reared on a farm, and received his elementary education in the district schools of his native town. There he showed such a strong inclination for books that his parents encouraged him to continue his studies by sending him to the Woodstock Grammar School. From that institution he was subsequently graduated at …

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

Biography of Ira G. Hersey

Ira G. Hersey, of Houlton, a leading attorney of Aroostook County, was born in Hodgdon, Maine, on March 31, 1858. A son of Samuel B. and Elizabeth (White) Hersey, he is a descendant of William Hersey, who settled in Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1635. He attended the common schools of his native town, and subsequently Houlton Academy, now the Ricker Classical Institute. After leaving the academy, he read law with the Hon. Lyman S. Strickland, of Houlton, and in September, 1880, was admitted to the bar of Aroostook County. Since that time he has built up a large and lucrative practice, …

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

Biography of James C. Dill

James C. Dill, an enterprising woollen manufacturer of Abbot, Piscataquis County, was born in Gray, Cumberland County, Maine, April 24, 1862, son of Captain James C. and Abigail (Douty) Dill. His father was a native of the British Provinces, and his mother was born in Gray. The paternal grandfather was James C. Dill, a bridge builder by occupation, who moved to the United States from the Provinces. James C. Dill, second, father of the subject of this sketch, came to Maine when an infant, and resided in Yarmouth during his boyhood and youth. At an early age he began to …

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Market Square, Looking East, Houlton, Maine

Houlton Maine Genealogy Resources

Houlton, the capital of Aroostook County, is situated on the eastern border of Maine, about half way between Calais and Grand Falls on the St. John, near the north-eastern angle of Maine. This page provides genealogical resources for Houlton, Maine.

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