Retracing my steps: Sylvester - Washburn connection
Vivian Daniel Sylvester born 20 November 1893 in Hartland, Somerset
County, Maine, son of Dummer Michael "Mike" Sylvester (Daniel 7,
Calvin 6, Edmund 5, Zebulon 4, Zebulon [Silvester] 3, Israel 2,
Richard 1) and Evelyn Lissie Cochran (Randall Nelson, Samuel). He
died 24 October 1968.
Evangeline Estelle Washburn born 30 June 1895 in Norridgewock,
Somerset County, Maine, daughter of Edward Jones Washburn (Alden F
8, Hosea 7, Hosea 6, [weak link here] Stephen 5, Ephraim 4, Joseph
3, John 2, John 1) and Alice Eldora Williams (Orrington L 6, Thomas
B 5, Nathaniel Hall 4, George 3, Samuel 2, Thomas 1). She died 16
October 1981 in Madison, Somerset County, Maine.
Married 22 June 1916 in Madison.
1. Living son born 18 February 1917, married. Five sons.
2. Deceased born 13 September 1918, married and divorced. One daughter.
Vivian grew up in Carmel, Penobscot County, Maine and other central
Maine towns and as a teenager removed with his family to Belfast,
Waldo County, Maine and Searsport, Waldo County, Maine. He was a
farmer, a brick layer and a mill worker. Early he enjoyed
photography and making violins and other crafts. Later he enjoyed
painting with oils and he always loved fishing.
Evangeline grew up in Madison and met Vivian in Searsport while on
vacation there. While courting Vivian would ride his bicycle the 70
miles of muddy roads to Madison to visit Evangeline. She enjoyed
swimming, writing letters and spending time with her grandchildren.
Vivian and Evangeline raised their family in Searsport and later
removed to the Washburn family residence in Madison where they
lived the remainder of their lives.
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