Retracing my steps: Sylvester - Washburn connection
- Retracing my steps: Sylvester - Washburn connection
Vivian Daniel Sylvester born 20 November 1893 in Hartland,
Somerset, 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 "Pete" Washburn born 30 June 1895 in
Norridgewock, Somerset, 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, Maine.
Married 22 June 1916 in Madison.
1. son born 18 February 1917, living, married. Five sons.
2. son born 13 September 1918, deceased, married and divorced. One
Vivian grew up in Carmel, Penobscot, Maine and as a teenager
removed with his family to Belfast, Waldo, Maine and Searsport,
Waldo, 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
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. Evangeline
was a very refined frail woman and a devoted homemaker. She
enjoyed swimming, writing letters and spending time with her
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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