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  The Memoirs of Annie M. Holt and the
People of Bocabec, Past and Present
Posted 3 Dec 2000

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They had one son, Paul and daughter Ruth, just starting school. Mr. Pendergrass
was killed in a car accident and Agnes went to Lowell, Mass. and brought the
children home and brought them up. Paul, still in his teens, returned to
Lowell with his mother, but died suddenly after a few months. Ruth went to
Normal School, later married Augustus Young of Calais, Maine, also a teacher.
They went later to reside at Sagamore, Mass. They are now in Lexington, Mass.
where he is a High School Principal.

    The Orr place has recently become the property of Garfield Taylor, formerly
of Hampstead, wife Elizabeth, daughter of Stanley McCullough. They have three
sons and four daughters married in Hamilton, Ontario, two young sons and daughter
at home. On their property, another daughter Bertha, and husband Larry Johnson,
have built a small house. Next to their place is a place owned by Cecil Johnston,
on Andrew Taggartís land. The house had been built by Allan McGlinchy, wife
Amber McAdam Morrison of St. George, who later moved to St. George. Above that,
near the cutting through Anderson hill is the site of an Anderson home. Around
the Bend over-looking the Cove is the small home built by Alfred and Mrs.
Berriault. Nearer Berry Point is the site of a former Berry home (not at all
connected with Berriault, who sometimes call themselves Berry.) Jeremiah (Jerry)
Brownrigg lived on same side (left) near foot of hill, brother to Nicholas in
the next house. Father was Thomas Brownrigg. Their parents owned a house farther
back of this place. Three sons of NicholasĖ- George, Howard and Nicholas Jr.
went to Montana to live in the early days of the "wild west". Others in the family
were Emma married a Jamieson and lived at Red Beach, Maine: Elizabeth (Bannie)
married Solomon Merchant Sr. of Maine, who after a few years residence in Chamcook
and Bocabec, bought the Short property in Chamcook and lived there always after.
Mrs. Percy Merchant now owns that home: Alice, wife of Harry Wilson, Oak Bay:
Amy, Mrs. Walter McFarlane, Milltown, Maine: Albert, always at the home (wife,
Annie Storr of St. Stephen) and John, wife Susan Young of Oak Bay, built a home
farther up the road. Next to Albertís is a cottage known now as ďSpear Cottage",
built by John McMullin formerly of Calais: wife, Julia Dawson. John's daughter
was May Spear, Wellesley Hills, Mass. Albert Brownrigg's only child, Mildred,
first teacher, then nurse, is Mrs. Herbert Haughn, whose husband is a plumber,
and lives in Albertís home.

    Almost across from Jerry Brownrigg's at shore is a cabin recently built by
Leslie Brownrigg of St. Andrews, and following easterly on that siteside is the site
of a large house owned by John Dawson, Sr. It was burned, so was the large Taggart
house. Some of the Dawson family were Lucinda, Mrs. Woodworth, first of Calais:
John of Chicago: Gilbert of Vanceboro, and James of St. Andrews who for some
years lived in John McMullin house (Spear cottage). Another daughter, Eliza Ann,
married Isaac Hanson, who died young, leaving six young daughters. In after years
Mrs. Hanson (Eliza Ann) married Daniel Cameron. Lucinda Dawson (Mrs. Woodworth)
in Jamaica Plains, Mass. came with daughter, also son Jack and built a cottage in
Bocabec Cove. A few years ago that was sold to Mr. & Mrs. Earl McCullough of Mass.
who dismantled the house and built a nice bungalow down by the shore. Next to
her on the hill, Chester Brownrigg, son of John B. built a cozy home with a two
story cabin nearer to shore to rent to summer people. He died suddenly several
years ago and his wife, Margaret Cunningham, is now Mrs. Reginald Clarke.
Jack Woodworth became an Army doctor in West Indies and Pacific Coast Stations,
retiring in Boston. His wife, a wealthy Curtis of Boston, had bought Hardwood
Island, where his only son Fayette lived for some years. Dr. Jack had purchased
almost all the property of other Dawson heirs. On the death of the Doctor, his
wife gave Hardwood Island, Woodworth Cottage and almost all the property to
Fayette. He sold Hardwood Island to John Campbell, the cottage to Mr. & Mrs.
Earl McCullough and moved to Ontario. His sister and mother live in Mass.
Julia Dawson, another daughter, married John McMullin and lived in the big
Dawson house many years, with May, eldest daughter, then moved to Jamaica Plains,
Mass. where sister Mrs. Woodworth lived. Misfortune overtook them. One of the
younger boys became too venturesome and crossed a railroad track after the gates
had been let down and was killed. Then came an epidemic of diptheria, which took
all the family but May and Norman, next to her. This included Oliver (Ollie)
oldest of family, Wilbert about twelve and two little girls I went to school with.
Mr. McMullin, a fine ship carpenter, came out of the illness with a badly
disabled arm, but later came back to Bocabec and built the McMullin cottage, now
owned by grandson, Roger Spear. Both Mr. & Mrs. McMullin died there.
Directly across the road from Chesterís is the home his father John Brownrigg
built, now owned by one of his sons, Dr. Leslie Brownrigg, St. Stephen, oldest
of family. Leslie died in 1967. Wilbert, retired schoolteacher in Woodstock,

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