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13 Responses to Contact Us

  1. Lori garcia

    Hi Judith, this is all I can find. Did you have more information about Mary Morse…kids? Working on getting more information about the pastor at FUMC. Carol Hardin knows so much, you really should talk to her…town clerk for so many years and church member forever. Lori

    NAME: Andrew D Hall
    GENDER: Male
    AGE: 50
    BIRTH DATE: abt 1814
    DEATH DATE: 27 Sep 1864
    DEATH PLACE: In Hospital (VA)
    REGISTRATION PLACE: Brewer, Penobscot
    FATHER: Tilda
    MOTHER: Eunice
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  2. Thank you for the information on Andrew D. Hall. We know that Andrew D. and his wife Mary A. Morse b.? d. 16 Feb 1883 had a daughter named Alice Angelia Hall married to Capt. Samuel H. Barbour who owned the Barbour Boat Yard in Brewer that built steamships in the late 1800s. Alice Margaret (Barbour) Wiswell, Alice A. and Capt. Samuel H.’s youngest daughter and child was Henry Wiswell’s grandmother. Henry is presenting a two-hour PowerPoint on the Barbour family for Senior College, and we want to show Henry’s Mayflower lineage. He has the names back to Francis Cooke (Mayflower) and wife Hester Mahieu and Stephen Hopkins (Mayflower) and wife Elizabeth Fisher with missing dates, but we hope that research at the Bangor Public Library will help.

  3. Judy Pineau

    I’m hoping you can help me. I’m doing ancestry on my mother’s family of whom we know very, very little about. Josiah D. Hinds (who was the constable according to the annual reports, at least from 1884 – 1887) was my great-grandfather and his wife, Lizzie E. Hinds was the postmaster I believe in 1903 or 04. Their daughter, my grandmother, was Blanche W. Hinds. I have found a newspaper article dated 1903 in the Boston Globe about Blanche W. Hinds as the telegrapher at the state house in Augusta at 17 yrs. old. With the article was a picture of her. I was hoping someone in Orrington might have more information or maybe photos of any of this family that I may add to my information. I have the death record of Josiah that says he was buried in Pine Hills Cemetery. Unfortunately, living in Fla., I’m a little too far away to physically go to Orrington. Thank you for hearing me.

  4. John Bennett

    please add me to your e-mail address, thank you

  5. Donna Lathrop

    Honoring of service members on Veterans’ Day:
    Herbert Roode, WWII, Army Aircorp; Donald Holyoke, WWII, Army; James Coldwell, WWII, Air Force and Army, and Korea.

  6. Bill Sawyer

    Enjoy reading the articles & looking at the pictures. I am looking for information about a Harold Hall family who lived-in South Orrington on the Swetts Pond road back in the 1940s. Thanks Bill Sawyer

  7. Patricia Kelly LaVoy

    I have some pictures that I would like o donate to the historical society.
    Olive Billington Smith Pierce
    Susan Maria Pierce (2)
    Nathaniel Pierce’s Home in Orrington (Original-date?)
    Pictures of that home taken by Susan Trask in the 1930’s- the grand daughter of Susan Pierce
    Smokehouse and well on the Pierce Property
    School House at Pierce’s Crossing
    Dean Hill Cemetary plots of Nathaniel and Ruth Pierce
    Please let me know where I can send these to you. I have no one interested in having them and I thought you might want them for your collection,
    Thank you,
    Patricia Kelly LaVoy

    • OrringtonHS

      You bet the Orrington Historical Society would like your family treasures! The Pierce family had a strong presence in Orrington’s past. The society has a genealogist who will start building a Pierce family tree because eventually we will either create a three-sided display board and/or we would create a PowerPoint presentation for a meeting program depending on what OHS has for information. Thank you for sharing! My address is Judith Frost Gillis, President Orrington Historical Society, 103 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, ME 04474. We will reimburse you for your expenses. The photographs you listed sound intriguing!

  8. i really enjoyed this and wish you had more photos of my era.
    I graduated in 1943 at Blanche K. Blake school, Brewer HS in
    1947 and worked in the Bangor area from Jan. 1947 for up to
    1980’s when I moved to Edmonds, Wa. I have photos of the
    Orrington area mostly I could send you duplicates of if you wish.

  9. Wallace Hinckley

    I happened to go to website. I grew up in the house across from Dysarts. My 4th BDay pic has Don Gray and Jack Condon. I have a cousin from Orrington born 31OCT1913, older than Azubah. She remembers Miss Ericson, as a great teacher, and she was at Brewer HS in 1928. I contacted her daughter for her to read “Herricks Closing”. Madelene Barstow lived on the Orrington side of Roosevelt Ave.

    • OrringtonHS

      Interesting! Thanks for your comment. Was Madelene Barstow the name of the cousin who was older than Azubah, or is that her daughter’s name?

  10. Someone might wish to edit & post Erasmus Jones’ book on the Penobscot Expedition. Erastus Jones, History of the town of Frankfurt, Winterport [ME] (1897). It is not Orrington, but residents might find it a fascinating relating of the disastrous doings of Saltonstall. Having the sailors torch every single Naval ship & privateer in the flotilla that made up the Penobscot Expedition. There have been various projects to try to recover hulls & items from the river.

  11. Judy pineau

    Do you have any other information on the Vashti Rebekahs Lodge #35 other than what is in the “Notes on Genealogy and Local History of Orrington, Maine” by Bertha Kendall?

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