The Family of Jane (Lyons) and John Wilkins Sr.
of Calais, Washington Co., ME
By Norman Peter Daprato [firstname.lastname@example.org]
1. Jane LYONS, born about 1814 in Co. Donegal, Ireland, and died before 18 Dec 1892 in Washington Co., ME.
She was buried in Calais Cemetery, Washington Co., ME. Jane married 11 Jun 1840 in Fredericton, York Co., New Brunswick, Canada,
John WILKINS Sr., son of William and Mary (Smith) Wilkins Sr. John was born Jul 1811 in England, and
died 18 Dec 1892 in Baileyville, Washington Co., ME. He was buried in Calais Cemetery.
John Wilkins Sr. was a Farmer / Teamster and came to Maine before 1850; he was on 1850 Calais, ME US Census. Death notice
for John in The Calais Advertiser, 21 Dec 1892, Page 3:: "DIED In Baileyville, Dec. 18, John Wilkins, aged 81 years, 5 months."
From Ancestry.com, I found that Jane Lyons came from Co. Donegal, Ireland to Fredericton, York Co., New Brunswick, Canada in 1835.
She traveled with her six siblings, four brothers and two sisters. Two sisters died on the voyage, and Jane and her four brothers survived.
John and Jane (Lyons) Wilkins Sr. had seven children:
+2. Alexander Wilkins.
3. William John Wilkins. He was born 1844 in Fredericton, York Co., New Brunswick, Canada, died 29 Aug 1851 in Calais, Washington Co., ME. William John was buried in Calais Cemetery, Calais, Washington Co., ME.
4. John Wilkins Jr. He was born 1845 in Fredericton, York Co., New Brunswick, Canada, and died after 19 Jun 1867.
5. Robert Wilkins. He was born Jan 1847 in Fredericton, York Co., New Brunswick, Canada, and died 29 Jul 1850 in Calais, Washington Co., ME. Robert was buried in Calais Cemetery, Calais, Washington Co., ME.
6. Unknown Wilkins. He was born Jan 1850 in Calais, Washington Co., ME and died at birth. He was buried in Calais Cemetery, Calais, Washington Co., ME.
+7. Sarah Jane (Wilkins) King.
+8. Joseph William Wilkins.
2. Alexander Wilkins, born Apr 1843 in Fredericton, York Co., New Brunswick, Canada, and died 22 Sep
1915 in Milltown, Washington Co., ME. He was buried in Calais Cemetery, Washington Co., ME. Alexander married 30 Jun 1867 in Calais,
Martha Matilda Sherman, daughter of Valentine and Sarah L. (Scott) Sherman. Martha was born
12 Jun 1844 in Tower Hill, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, Canada, and died 14 Jul 1902 in Calais. She was buried in Calais Cemetery.
Alexander was Superintendent, Poor House, Calais, Washington Co., ME.
Obituary for Alexander in The Calais Advertiser, 29 Sep 1915, Page 15: "Alexander Wilkins, who for upwards of 20 years, was Superintendent of the city poor farm, died at his home in Milltown Tuesday evening, Sept. 21, after a lingering illness. Mr. Wilkins was obliged on account of failing health to relinquish the position last spring, and underwent a surgical operation in hope of bettering his physical condition. An improvement was noted for a time, but he continued to decline and passed away as before stated. Mr. Wilkins was a kindly gentleman, who conducted his duties as superintendent of the farm in a manner highly satisfactory to the city, and was beloved by the inmates of the farm in whose welfare he took much interest. Throughout the city he was much held in high esteem and the announcement of his death was received with sincere regret by all. He leaves a son and two daughters to whom sympathy is extended."
Alexander and Martha Matilda (Sherman) Wilkins had five children:
9. Annie May (Wilkins) Bedford.
10. George Arno Wilkins.
Obituary for George in The Calais Advertiser, Calais, Washington Co., ME, 21 Aug 1940,
Page 10:"MILLTOWN DIARY, GEORGE ARNO WILKINS. Readers everywhere will learn with deep sorrow of the death of George Wilkins at his home on Thursday, August 15. For forty-seven years he had carried on the trade of a barber in his own shop. In a small community especially, a barber shop becomes a center of social life and a place where men made friends with other men. George Wilkins made friends among men, women and children everywhere and they will cherish his memory for many years to come. George Wilkins was born in Baileyville March 19, 1871 and died in Milltown August 15, 1940. He was the son of the late Alexander and Matilda Sherman Wilkins and moved to Milltown when he was twelve years of age. He opened his barber shop in 1893 and served the public forty-seven years until ill health forced his retirement in the spring of this year. He was Past Chancellor Commander of the Knights of Pythias, a member of the St. Croix Masonic Lodge and Orion Chapter of the Eastern Star of which he was a Past Worthy Patron. He is survived by his wife, Kate B. Wilkins, a son, Alden, and two grandchildren of Laconia, N. H.; and two sisters, Mable and Edith of Lewiston, Me. The funeral was held from the home Sunday afternoon and the house and yard was filled with men and women who had come to pay their respect to a
friend. Services were conducted amid a mass of flowers by the Rev. Walter P. Lyons of the Baptist Church. The bearers were Reginald Dority, Henry Tompkins, Glendon Ayer and Earl Grant."
11. Stephen Edgar Wilkins.
12. Mary Edith (Wilkins) Dow.
13. Mabel Gertrude Wilkins.
Obituary for Mabel in The Calais Advertiser, Calais, Washington Co., ME, 5 Apr 1973, Page
19: "MISS MABELL WILKINS. Miss Mabell G. Wilkins, 81, died March 3 at the Calais Regional Hospital following a long illness. She was born in Calais, Sept. 8, 1884, the daughter of Alexander and Martha (Sherman) Wilkins. Surviving is a nephew, John Bedford of Auburn. Funeral services were held at the School Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Dana Kadey officiating. Interment was in the Calais Cemetery."
7. Sarah Jane Wilkins, born 5 May 1851 in Calais, Washington Co., ME, and died 14 Apr 1919 in Auburn,
Androscoggin Co., ME. She was buried in Calais Cemetery. Sarah married 28 Apr 1870 in Calais,
Hezekiah Henry King, son of Hezekiah and Jerusha (Cole) King. Hezekiah Henry was born 17 Dec 1843 in Sackville, Westmorland Co., New
Brunswick, Canada, and died 12 Aug 1939 in Calais. He married first 17 Mar 1866 in Calais, Mary Oliver, who died shortly after their marriage. Hezekiah
Henry was buried in Calais Cemetery.
Hezekiah Henry King came to Maine with his parents before 1850; he was on 1850 Lubec, ME US Census. Hezekiah Henry was a
Soldier / Lumberman / Woodsman and he served in The Civil War with Company K, 15th Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry from 31 Jan 1865 to 17 Dec 1865.
Hezekiah Henry's obituary was published in The Calais Advertiser 16 Aug 1939: "Henry Hezekiah King. In the death of Hezekiah King on Sunday Calais loses her last Civil War Soldier and with him the last personal touch with the hardest struggle the United States ever knew. As the
war closed 75 years ago a person must now be well in his eighties to have any personal knowledge of those times and so henceforth the Rebellion will be tradition and not a memory. Hezekiah King was born in Sackville, N. B. nearly 96 years ago but came to this side of the border at a very young age and has resided in Baileyville and Calais. He enlisted in Company K of the 15 Maine Regiment. He leaves seven children, John S. and Robert A. King of Milltown;
William of New Bedford, Mass., Harry of Calais; Mrs. Harriett McCluskey of Portland, and George of Baltimore, Maryland. The funeral was held from the home of his son, Harry King, South Street, at 2 o'clock Tuesday with the American Legion in charge and a Legion chaplain conducting the services."
Sarah Jane (Wilkins) King
Hezekiah Henry King
& his granddaughter, Beatrice Claudia (King) Pinkham
Hezekiah Henry King and Sarah Jane Wilkins had eight children:
14. John Stephen King, born 3 Dec 1871 in Calais, Washington Co., ME, and died 25 Nov 1949 in
Scarborough, Cumberland Co., ME. He was buried in Calais Cemetery. John married 6 Jun 1893 in Calais, Annie M. McKnight, the daughter of William M.
and Electa Ann Marie (Spinney) McKnight. Annie was born 8 Oct 1873 in Chatham, Northumberland Co., New Brunswick, Canada, and died 27 Mar 1957 in
Portland, Cumberland Co., ME. She was buried in Calais Cemetery.
Obituary in the Portland Press Herald (Portland, Cumberland Co., ME) 26 Nov 1949: "King Funeral Sunday. Scarborough, Nov. 25.--Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon for John S. King, 77, former resident of the Milltown section of Calais, who died here today. For 50 years, he was employed by Canadian Cotton, Ltd., Milltown, N. B. Besides his widow, Mrs. Annie McKnight King, he is survived by two sons, John W. King, Scarborough, and Hazen King, Bangor; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth
Higgins, Scarborough, Mrs. Phyllis Norman, Milltown, and Mrs. Winifred Clark, South Portland; a sister, Mrs. Claude McClaskey, South Portland; three brothers, Harry King, Calais, George King, Baltimore, Md., and William King of Massachusetts; several nieces, nephews and
John and Annie had nine children:
a. William Philip King.
b. Hazen Everett King.
Obituary for Hazen in Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Penobscot Co., ME, 5 Sep 1966:
"HAZEN E. KING. ELLSWORTH -- Hazen E. King, 69, of 37 Thatcher Street, Bangor, died in an automobile accident at Ellsworth Sunday. He was born in Calais, January 18, 1897, the son of John S. and Annie McKnight. An employee of the Maine Central Railroad for 48 years, he was a member of the Advent Christian Church of Bangor, St. Andrews Lodge, A.F. and A.M., and Riverside Grange. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mina H. King of Bangor; a daughter, Mrs. Margueritte Foss of Belfast; two sons, Everett E. of Holden and Philip of Dedham; two sisters, Mrs. Philip Norman and Miss Winifred King of South Portland; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The remains are at the Harvard H. Clark Funeral Home, 55 South Main Street, South Brewer. Funeral arrangements will be announced."
c. Isabel Ruth (King) Higgins.
d. Unknown King. Male died at birth.
e. William C. King.
f. Samuel King.
g. Phyllis Wilhelmena (King) Norman.
Obituary for Phyllis in Portland Press Herald, Portland, Cumberland Co., ME,
30 Mar 1978:
h. Dorris Winifred (King) Clark.
i. John W. King.
Obituary for John in Portland Press Herald, Portland, Cumberland Co., ME, 4 Nov 1982:
15. Robert Alexander King, born 27 Apr 1873 in Baileyville, Washington Co., ME, and died
28 Aug 1941 in Calais, Washington Co., ME. He was buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, Canada. Robert first
married 22 Aug 1897 in Calais, Cora Alberta Keeven, daughter of John Mathias
and Minnie E. (Allen) Keeven. Cora was born Dec 1878 in Calais, and died after 27 Jul 1910 in place unknown. Robert second married 23 Sep 1914 in
Calais, Dorothy Ellen Mulvina, daughter of John Henry and Mary Ann (Shirley)
Mulvina Sr. Dorothy was born 2 Jul 1877 in Little Ridge, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, Canada, and died 18 Jun 1936 in Milltown, Charlotte Co., New
Brunswick, Canada. She was buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.
Obituary for Robert in
The Calais Advertiser, 3 Sep 1941, Page 10:
Robert & Cora had seven children:
a. Fredrick King.
b. Minnie Eva (King) Melvin.
c. Mary King.
d. George Edward King.
e. Chester Herbert King.
Obituary for Chester in Lewiston Sun Journal, Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., ME, 5 Aug 1998:
"CHESTER H. KING. LEWISTON -- Chester H. King, 92, of 81 Ash St., formerly of Blake Street Towers and 260 Webster St., died Tuesday, Aug. 4, at d'Youville Pavilion. Born at Calais, March 8, 1906, the son of Robert S. and Cora Keeven King, he had been a resident of this area for most of his life. Mr. King served in the U.S. Army for 14 years. On July 22, 1933, he married the former Jeannette L. Legault who died on Aug. 4, 1995. He worked for many years in the textile industry. He enjoyed reading books and walking and was a member of St. Patrick's Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Marcel R. (Eva) Dube Sr. of Lewiston; one son, Sheldon E. and his wife Claudette of Lewiston; four grandchildren, Marcel R. Dube Jr. and his wife Susan of Thompson, Kathy-Ann King of Rosamond, Calif., Lonny J. King and his wife Cher of Norway and Darlene Tardif and her husband Keith of Lewiston; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters."
f. Kenneth Milford King.
g. Everett Milton King.
Robert and Dorothy had two children:
h. Mary Shirley (King) Olsson.
i. Robert Sheldon King.
16. William Forest King - Go to Wooll-King
17. Harry Wilbur King, born 4 Dec 1877 in Calais, Washington Co., ME, and died 17 Dec 1956 in
Calais. He was buried in Calais Cemetery. Harry married 12 Feb 1902 in Calais, Annie B.
Lyons, daughter of John N. and Mary R. (Gatcomb) Lyons. Annie was born 1 May 1879 in Calais, and died 21 Jan 1937 in Calais. She was
buried in Calais Cemetery.
Obituary for Annie in The Calais Advertiser, Calais, Washington, Co.,
ME 3 Feb 1937 Page 5: "MRS. ANNIE L. KING. Mrs. Annie Lyons King, wife of Mr. Harry King, passed away very suddenly at her home on South Street, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 21. She was born in Calais, a daughter of the late John and Mary Gatcomb Lyons, and resided here all her life except a few years in Red Beach. She was very highly regarded by her many friends. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Johnson and Miss Esther King, one son, Wilbur King, and five grandchildren. Also her brother, George E. Lyons of Dennysville. The funeral was held on Sunday at her home on South Street, Rev. Edward
Goodman of the Second Baptist Church officiating. There was a large attendance of friends and neighbors and the floral tributes were many and beautiful. The bearers were Mr. George Gower, Mr. Lorenso Chaffee, Mr. Roy Wilson, Mr. W. W. Bridges, Mr. Walter Crowell and Mr. Fred Pickard. Interment was in the family lot in the Calais Cemetery."
Harry and Annie had three children:
a. Vera Lorraine (King) Johnson.
b. Wilbur B. King.
c. Esther L. King.
Obituary for Esther in The Calais Advertiser, Calais, Washington Co., ME 4 Jul 1991 Page 24:
"ESTHER L. KING. Esther L. King, 79, died June 25, 1991, at a Calais hospital. She was born March 30, 1912, at Calais, the daughter of Harry and Annie (Lyons) King. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Calais and Orion Chapter No. 45 OES. She is survived by two nieces, Mary Moholland of Woodland and Coleen Owens of Calais; four nephews, Millard Johnson of Robbinston, Herbert Johnson, Dean Johnson and Franklin Johnson, all of East Hartford, Conn. Friends called Thursday at the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home. A graveside funeral
service was conducted Friday at the Calais Cemetery by Pastor Bob Hinton."
18. Charles Forest King, born 2 May 1880 in Baileyville, Washington Co., ME, and died 23 May
1942 in Portland, Cumberland Co., ME. He was buried in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland, Cumberland Co., ME. Forest married 31 Dec 1900 in Carleton
Co., New Brunswick, Canada, Della Clara Harmon, daughter of William Banks and
Eliza Ann (Brown) Harmon. Della was born 15 Sep 1869 in Peel, Carleton Co., New Brunswick, Canada, and died 30 Mar 1954 in
Westbrook, Cumberland Co., ME. She was buried in Forest City Cemetery.
Obituary for Charles in The Calais Advertiser, Calais, Washington
Co., ME, 27 May 1942, Page 7:
Obituary for Della in Portland Evening Express, Portland, Cumberland
Co., ME, 31 Mar 1954:
"MRS. DELLA C. KING. WESTBROOK--Mrs. Della C. King, widow of Charles F. King, DD, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roland Pinkham, 89 Lamb St., after a brief illness. She was born at Peel, Carleton County, N. B. Sept. 15, 1869, daughter of
William and Elizabeth Brown Harmon. She was educated in New Brunswick schools and came to Portland in 1904 where her husband was pastor of the Advent Christian Church. He died in 1942. Mrs. King is survived by three sons, Harmon P. King of Portland; William I. King of Albany, N. Y. and Forrest W. King of Westbrook; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Meserve, Mrs. Marjorie Pinkham and Mrs. Beatrice Pinkham, all of
Westbrook; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at 749 Congress St., Portland. The Rev. William Flewelling will officiate. Interment will be in Forest City Cemetery."
Charles and Della had six children:
a. Harmon Philip King.
b. William Irvine King.
Obituary for William in Times Union, Albany, Albany Co., NY, 20 Sep 1982, Page B-8:
"Death Notice. KING - Sept. 10, 1982, William I. King, of 44 Mercer St., McKownville, husband of the late Ruth Peterson King; father of Mrs. John (Sara-Gene) Keefe, of McKownville, and Michael King of Augusta, Me.; grandfather of Mrs. Ruth-Ann Malacek, James K., Patrick C. and Timothy W. Keefe; great-grandfather of Ryan J. Quigley and Brandon J. Keefe; brother of Mrs. Marjorie Pinkham and Mrs. Beatrice Pinkham, both of Westbrook, Me., and Dorothy Meserve of Raymond, Me. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Phillip J. Frederick Funeral Home, 16 Manning Square. Those who wish may send a remembrance to St. Peter's Hospice, 315 So. Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y. 12208, or to the American Cancer Society, Executive Park, Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12203."
c. Dorothy Jean (King) Kelley Meserve.
Obituary for Dorothy in Portland Press Herald, Portland, Cumberland Co., ME,
6 May 2002:
"Dorothy J. King Kelley Meserve, 94. PORTLAND -- Dorothy Jean King Kelley Meserve died on Saturday, May 4, 2002 at the Barron Center. She was 94. She was born in Portland on Dec. 18, 1907, one of six children of the Reverend Charles Forest King and Della Clara Harmon King. Her father was pastor of the Advent Christian Church on Park Avenue and a founder of the First Radio Parish Church of America. Dorothy attended Nathan Clifford School from 1915 to 1922, when the
family moved to Westbrook. At Westbrook High School, she and her sister, Marjorie, played on the school's 1925-26 championship basketball team. She married Charles William Eaton Kelley on Sept. 22, 1927. When they were divorced in 1942, she was awarded custody of their four children. Although she received regular financial support from her former husband, it was necessary for her to work outside the home, sometimes at two jobs, to support her children. From 1943 until World War II ended in 1945, she was a welder on the Liberty Ships in the South Portland shipyard. After the war, she worked days at Portland's Montgomery Ward department store and evenings as a paper sorter in the S.D. Warren mill in Westbrook, a job she held until her retirement in 1957. She was married to Forrest Hamblen of Gorham from 1948 to 1952. She married Roger Emery Meserve on August 29, 1953, and lived on Cloudman Street, Westbrook. After her retirement from S.D. Warren, she and her husband moved to Hawthorne Road in Raymond, Maine. In retirement Dorothy was a member of the Hawthorne Garden Club and a
local bowling league. She learned to drive, to typewrite, and took lessons on the organ. Music was always important to her. She braided rugs and taught herself to sew, delighting in making doll clothes for her grandchildren. She also wrote poetry, finding in retirement from work outside the home the time and energy for creative expression. The poems bubbled forth, often complete at conception, inspired by her surroundings, simple daily pleasures, and memories of her childhood and life with her own children. Dorothy was a natural poet with an ear for rhythm, the imagination for metaphor, and the patience to develop rhyme. Her poetry reflected her Victorian upbringings, her pleasure in reading, her love of animals, and the richness of a lifetime of living. Her verse speaks most consistently of the beauty of the natural world as she found it in her native state of Maine, and her belief in the benediction of mother-love on the very young. Many of her poems were published in the Portland Press Herald, the Westbrook American, and the
York County Coast Star. In 1977, her poem, "Must He Die," won first prize in the Maine Poetry Day Association's annual competition. On the occasion of her 80th birthday, thirty of her poems were published by her children in a booklet, "Have You Known," as a celebration of her life and abiding love. Following Mr. Meserve's death in 1985, Dorothy moved to Westbrook to be closer to her daughters and her sisters with whom she enjoyed weekly card games. She was an avid Red Sox fan and kept their statistics during all the years she listened to their games. She filled many hours making more than 200 scrapbooks of pictures of children and animals for family and friends, patients at the Barron Center, and any child who came within her sphere. Reading was her lifelong passion and, despite macular degeneration, she struggled to read until her final illness. Surviving are her sister, Marjorie D. King Pinkham of Westbrook; her children: Joan D. Kelley Verrill (Mrs. Clayton S.) of Windham, Dr. John W. Kelley, formerly of Ithaca, N.Y. where he was a professor at Cornell University, now of Ocala, Fla.; Joyce M. Kelley Butler (Mrs. George R.) of Kennebunk; and Robert Eaton Kelley of Munich, Germany; eight grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. She also leaves four stepchildren: Everett Meserve of Sabattus, Frederick Meserve of Gray, Robert Meserve of Raymond, Betty Meserve Pottle of Portland; and numerous stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She will be cremated and will be buried in Chase Cemetery, Windham, with arrangements made by Dolby Funeral Chapel of Windham. There will be no services, but a time of remembrance to celebrate her life will be held by the family at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Animal Welfare League, 449 Stroudwater St., Westbrook."
d. Marjorie Della (King) Pinkham.
Obituary for Marjorie in Portland Press Herald, Portland, Cumberland Co., ME,
21 Mar 2003:
"Marjorie D. Pinkham, 93. WINDHAM -- Marjorie D. Pinkham, 93, died Monday, March 17, 2003 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was born Oct. 16, 1909 in Portland, a daughter of Charles and Della Harmon King, graduating from Westbrook High School, and was a member of the Maine State Championship Girls Basketball team in 1924. She was married to Roland H. Pinkham for over 60 years. She enjoyed bowling in senior leagues with her husband, playing cards with friends, entertaining family at gatherings in their home in Westbrook, and at their summer camp at Raymond Pond. She considered herself a professional homemaker. She was able to care for her mother and her father-in-law in her home during their final illnesses and was able to assist her husband with Parkinson's disease keeping him at home until he entered a nursing facility. Once the family home was sold, she then made her home with her daughter, Linda Merrill, and family prior to entering a nursing facility herself. She is survived by three daughters, Judith P. Morrison, Mary Ann Colpitts, and Linda P. Merrill; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. One of six children, Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, two sisters, Beatrice Pinkham and Dorothy Kelley Meserve, and three brothers, Harmon King, William King, and Forrest King. A memorial service for family and friends will be held Saturday, March 22, at 3 p.m. at Westbrook Warren Congregational Church UCC, 810 Main St., Westbrook. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Marjorie D. Pinkham to: Maine Alzheimer's Association, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, Maine 04101. Arrangements are under the care of Pine State Cremation Service, Richmond.
e. Beatrice Claudia (King) Pinkham.
Obituary for Beatrice in Portland Press Herald, Portland, Cumberland Co., ME,
19 Oct 1993: "Beatrice C. Pinkham worked at S.D. Warren for 20 years.
WESTBROOK --- Beatrice C. Pinkham, 81, of 83 Lamb St., a 20-year
S.D. Warren Co. employee, died Sunday in a Portland hospital after a brief
illness. She moved here 70 years ago from Portland. She was born in Presque
Isle, a daughter of Charles and Della Harmon King. She attended local schools
and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1930. Mrs. Pinkham worked for a time
for Kemper Insurance Co. in Portland, and for 20 years at S.D. Warren Co's.
purchasing department. She retired in 1973. She was a member of AARP, and
enjoyed reading and attending auctions. Surviving are her husband, David H.
Pinkham; a son, David K. Pinkham of Cape Elizabeth; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy
Meserve and Mrs. Marjorie Pinkham, both of Westbrook; and two grandchildren. A
private funeral and burial will be held. Arrangements are by Hay Funeral
f. Forrest Wilkins King.
Obituary for Forrest in Portland Press Herald, Portland, Cumberland Co., ME, 18 Apr 1982:
"Forrest W. King. WESTBROOK
-- Forrest W. King, 67, of 224 Longfellow Place, husband of Mildred Doucette King, died Saturday at a Portland hospital. He had been a resident here more than 60 years, coming from Portland. Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, he was the son of the Rev. Charles and Della Harmon King, and attended Westbrook schools. He was a graduate of Westbrook High School in 1933, where he was class president for all four years. Mr. King was active in sports and played semi-pro baseball for several years. He was employed for many years with oil distributors in the Portland area and was a member of the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church. Besides his wife of Westbrook, he is survived by three daughters, Dianne LeConte, Beverly Canales and Kathleen Alexander, all of Westbrook; a son, Lawrence F. of Portland; a brother, William L. King of Albany, N.Y.; three sisters, Dorothy Meserve of Casco, and Marjorie Pinkham and Beatrice
Pinkham, both of Westbrook; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private."
19. Harriett May King, born 19 Oct 1882 in Princeton, Washington Co., ME, and died 4 Jul 1968 in
Portland, Cumberland Co., ME. She was buried in Calais Cemetery, Calais, Washington Co., ME. Harriett married 17 Sep 1913 in Calais,
Claude Elbridge McClaskey, son of Samuel and Nancy (Kinney) McClaskey. Claude was born 2 Nov
1886 in Harvey, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada, and died 7 Jan 1951 in Portland. He was buried in Calais Cemetery.
Obituary for Harriett in Portland Press Herald, 5 Jul 1968:
"MRS. HARRIETT K. McCLASKEY. SOUTH PORTLAND - Mrs. Harriett K. McClaskey, 85, of 344 Broadway, died Thursday at a Portland nursing home after a long illness. She was born in West Princeton Oct. 19, 1882 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hezekiah King. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, Portland. Mrs. McClaskey is survived by a son, Keith O. McClaskey, and a granddaughter, Lori Jean McClaskey, both of West Sayville, L. I., N. Y. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Immanuel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Calais
Obituary for Claude in Portland Press Herald, 8 Jan 1951: "Claude E. McClaskey South Portland, Jan. 7.---Claude E. McClaskey, 64, for the past
21 years a teacher of bookkeeping and office practice at South Portland High School, died Saturday of a heart ailment while visiting a friend. He lived at
409 Ocean Street. Mr. McClaskey was born Nov. 2, 1886, at Harvey, N. B., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel and Nancy McClaskey. He was educated at Washburn High
School, Aroostook State Normal School and at Shaw's Business College. He taught at Edward Little High School in Auburn for nine years before coming to
Portland. He was a member of the South Portland Teachers Association and a member and deacon of the Immanuel Baptist Church, Portland. Surviving are his
widow, Mrs. Harriett McClaskey and one son Keith O. McClaskey. Funeral services will be at 3 p. m. Tuesday at 749 Congress Street. Interment will be
Claude and Harriett had one child:
a. Keith Oliver McClaskey
20. George Washington King, born 26 Dec 1884 in Calais, Washington Co., ME, and died 8
Jun 1971 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. He was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton, Talbot Co., MD. George married date unknown,
Alice Elizabeth Dawkins. Alice was born 1 Sep 1892 in place unknown, and died 7 Feb 1983 in Fallston,
Hartford Co., MD. She was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Obituary for George in Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Baltimore Co, MD, 10
Jun 1971: "KING On June 8, 1971, GEORGE W., of 11 West Second Avenue, Brooklyn Park, beloved husband of Alice E. King (nee Dawkins), father of Mary
Louise Porter and Owen W. King. Also survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1
Second Avenue Southwest (at Crain highway), Glen Burnie, on Saturday at 10:30 A.M. Interment at 2 P.M. in Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton, Md. The family will
receive visitors from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M."
George and Alice had two children:
a. Mary Louise (King) Porter.
b. Owen W. King.
21. Fred Colon King, born 20 Aug 1887 in Milltown, Washington Co., ME, and died 15 Jan 1894 in Calais,
Washington Co., ME. He was buried in Calais Cemetery with no Gravestone.
8. Joseph William Wilkins, born 17 Feb 1854 in Calais, Washington Co., ME, and died 19 May 1912 in Baileyville, Washington Co., ME. He was buried in Woodland Village Cemetery in Baileyville, Washington Co., ME.
Joseph married 6 Jul 1887 in ME, Levisa Jane Wilkins, daughter of his
Uncle and Aunt, Charles W. and Sarah Jane (Weaver) Wilkins Sr. Levisa was born
30 Aug 1864 in Fredericton, York Co., New Brunswick, Canada and died 4 Feb 1937
in Baileyville. She was buried in Woodland Village Cemetery.
Joseph was a Farmer.
Joseph William and Levisa Jane (Wilkins) Wilkins had five children:
22. Beatrice Maude (Wilkins) McLaughlin.
23. Harvey Roy Wilkins.
Obituary for Harvey in The Calais Advertiser, Calais, Washington Co., ME, 30 May 1951, Page 8:
"Harvey Roy Wilkins. Harvey Roy Wilkins passed away at the Calais Regional Hospital after a short illness April 25. He was born in Baileyville Feb. 1, 1894, the son of Joseph and Lavisa J. Wilkins and lived all his life there. He was employed by the St. Croix Paper Company for 25 years. Deceased is survived by two sisters, Miss Bernice Wilkins and Mrs. Harriet Barter; one brother, Percy L. Wilkins of Cambridge, Mass.; two uncles, Charles Wilkins of Island Falls, Me. James Wilkins of Sebago Lake, Portland, Me., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the residence, 249 Mill Street, Rev. Campbell Carmichael officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander MacPherson sang Jesus Saviour Pilot Me and Going Down the Valley One by One, two of his favorite hymns. The bearers were fellow workers, Alexander MacPherson, Ernest Leighton, Arthur Tozier, Roy Ireland, Everett Perkins, William Lantgan. Burial was in the family lot in Woodland cemetery."
24. Bessie Bernice Wilkins.
Obituary for Bessie in The Calais Advertiser, Calais, Washington Co., ME, 5 Dec 1974, Page
"BERNICE WILKINS. Bernice Wilkins, 78, died Nov. 16 at a Calais Nursing Home. She was born July 11, 1896, in Baileyville, the daughter of Joseph and Lavisa Wilkins. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Woodland and the Riverside Rebakah Lodge. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Harriett Barter of Stamford, Conn., several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Nov. 11 at the Scholl Funeral Home, Calais with the Rev. Willis Patten officiating. Interment was in the Woodland Cemetery."
25. Percy Lloyd Wilkins.
26. Harriett Pearl (Wilkins) Barter.