Retracing my steps: Washburn - Williams connection
- Retracing my steps: Washburn - Williams connection -
Edward Jones Washburn born 23 October 1861 in Madison, Somerset, Maine
son of Alden F Washburn (Hosea 7, Hosea 6, [weak link here] Stephen 5,
Ephraim 4, Joseph 3, John 2, John 1) and Judith L Jones (Edward,
Edward). He died 30 August 1914 in Madison.
Alice Eldora Williams born 3 July 18__ (probably 1860's) in Madison
daughter of Orrington L Williams (Thomas B 5, Nathaniel Hall 4, George
3, Samuel 2, Thomas 1) and Sylvia Pullen Gamage (William 6, William 5,
Joshua 4, Nathaniel 3, Joshua 2, John 1). She is buried in Forest Hill
Married 9 September 1891 probably in Madison.
1. Evangeline Estelle Washburn born 30 Jun 1895 in Norridgewock,
Somerset, Maine, died 16 Oct 1981. Married Vivian Daniel Sylvester of
Searsport, Waldo, Maine son of Dummer Michael Sylvester and Evelyn
Lissie [Cochran] Elbridge.
2. Sadie Washburn married Austie Chelf, no children.
3. Mary E Washburn married James Thorne, one son.
From a clipping in a local newspaper a few days after his untimely death:
"Edward J. Washburn of Madison died suddenly at his home on Pine
Street, Sunday night at the age of 52, after an illness of about ten
weeks of tuberculosis.
"While his relatives and friends knew that it was only a matter of
time before he must pass on still the end at this time was wholly
unexpected and came as a great shock to the entire community of which
he was a loved and respected member.
"Mr. Washburn was a member of the Baptist church and always an active
worker in the choir, the church and the Sunday School and in all three
various places it will be hard to find a man, always so ready and
cheerful and always at his post.
"Mr. Washburn had been assistant janitor at the library and the school
buildings until failing health in the spring forced him to give up
active work, and by his unfailing courtesy and faithfulness to his
duties endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact."
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