Mercer

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

Biography of Albert M. Pattee

Albert M. Pattee, the third Selectman of Mercer, Somerset County, and well known throughout this section of Somerset County as a prosperous farmer and a veteran of the Civil War, was born in this township, February 2, 1840. A son of Amos Pattee, he conies of pioneer ancestry. The paternal grandfather, Joseph Pattee, came from New Hampshire to Mercer nearly a century ago, and bought a small farm in the township. A few years later he purchased the present Pattee homestead, and there afterward carried on farming and lumbering until his death. Amos Pattee, who was born on the Pattee …

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

Biography of Lyman L. Walton

Lyman L. Walton, of Skowhegan, the junior member of Walton & Walton, one of the foremost law firms of Somerset County, was born in Mercer, Maine, June 2, 1849. He is a son of Sylvanus B. and Martha T. (Chapman) Walton. The father, a son of Joshua and Mary (Rollins) Walton, born in Mercer, December 15, 1818, after receiving his education in the common schools, took up the calling of teacher, for which he had many natural qualifications, and followed it at intervals for over thirty years. Whatever he attempted to do he put his best self into, and he …

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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 Charles H. Allen

Charles H. Allen, a well-known farmer of Mercer and the owner of a saw and grist mill in this locality, was born March 5, 1838, in Bloomfield, now Skowhegan. A son of Harper Allen, he is a descendant of a pioneer family of this section of Maine. His grandparents, Ebenezer and Hannah (Bowman) Allen, removed from Massachusetts to Somerset County at an early period of its settlement; and, taking up a tract of wild land in the town of Fairfield, cleared and improved a farm, on which they spent the remainder of their lives. Harper Allen was born, reared, and …

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