Calais Academy

Class of 1920

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Name Birth Parent Notes Disposition/Favorite Occupation
 Charles L. Beckett        
Evelyn Elizabeth Blake 3/29/01 Fred Blake   Always the same/Blushing
Berla Mae Bovard 6/20/02 Henry Bovard mother of Betty DeCosts Unchangeable/Biting her finger nails
Mary Anita Clark 2/19/03 Mary E. Clark m. Lysander Richmond Indescribable/Chewing Gum
Carl Alfred Clark 4/27/01 H. Herbert Clark   Like a mule/Orating
Norman Ernest Cobb 7/18/02 Walter L. Cobb became medical doctor Unruffled/Grinning
Gertrude Cox 9/30/03 Stephen Cox   Generous/Adding weight
Leon Franklin Densmore 10/10/02 Frank J. Dinsmore Harvard Dental School; dentist Meek/Being absent
Allen Trafton Dresser 5/19/02 Willis R. Dresser lawyer Sposmodic; Star-gazing
Michael Joseph Driscoll 10/8/02 David Driscoll Convent for grades 6-9 Unequaled/Making fun
Alice Lillian Dwelley 5/3/02 Morey Dwelley   Sunny; Dancing
Mary Helen Fleming 6/13/02 Joseph Fleming Grad WSNS - teacher Calais Self-concentrated/Helping others
Max Robertson Gregory 6/3/02 Harold Gregory brother of Doreen, teacher in Calais, started H.S. in Bangor Fine/Cranking a Ford
Ruth Winnifred Groves 12/30/01 C.R. Groves Milltown Grammer, m. Ralph Stuart of Sangerville ME Flirtatious/Rolling her eyes
Edith Mills Hanington 10/17/02 Annie C. Hannington   Bossy/Talking
Bessie Hanson       All right!/Managing
Nellie Florence Haycock 7/7/02 Wallace Haycock   Changeable/Saying "I can't."
Leslie Stuart Lane     in Red Beach H.S. We don't know/Sleeping
Charlotte Louise Lello 7/10/02 Howard Lello m. Fred Hollingdale Like her hair/Playing the baby vamp
Lydia Margaret LeSuer 10/15/00 Morton E. LeSuer   Quiet/Obtaining knowledge
Gladys Louise Lowther 3/4/02 Robert M. Lowther   Neutral/Serving sodas
Thomas Bertram McCullough 12/30/01 Thomas McCullough   Good-natured/Eating
Mary Mabel McGarrigle 3/23/01 Richard J. McGarrigle   Gigglish/Trying to reach upper G
Margaret Elizabeth McKinney 4/28/02 John J. McKenney m. Fred Tarbox There are better & worse/Playing the piano
Helen Elizabeth McNeill 3/20/00 Capt. Arthur W. McNeill   Peppery/Combing her hair
Mildred Alice Noble 9/30/01 Harry Noble m. Hazen Markee Quick/Finding fault
Alice Beatrice Noonan 8/28/00 Mrs. Janie Noonan m. ___Neale was teaching in 1924 Like a mouse; Conquering Latin verbs
Madelyn Gertrude Phelan       Like the weather/Sneezing
Grace Madeline Scott 10/8/02 Wesley Scott   It will pass/Walking over Hinckley Hill
Vera Madeline Seelye 12/25/01 S.S. Seelye   Oh that temper/Making cartoons
Benjamin Smith 3/12/04 Rev. Ernest Smith came from Danvers MA Fair (so far)/chasing butterflies
Harold Thompson  11/28/01 J.A. Thompson   Undecided/Doing nothing
Katherine Inez Tupper 2/22/02 H.W. Sadler m. Walter McKay Likeable/Growing tall
Charles Unobskey 12/15/03 J. Unobskey   Boisterous/Contradicting
Norman Francis Walker 3/17/02 Robert Walker   Suits us/Teasing
Mary Agnes Walch 7/28/03 Patrick F. Walch   Some!/Breaking hearts
Mary Woodside 6/23/01 S.C. Woodside b. Hamilton Ontario Boyish/Scrambling eggs

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Evelyn Blake Sprague Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brook] 022811 

Gertrude Cox Campbell, 85, of 195 College St., died Thursday at Central Maine Medical Center following a long illness. Born at Robbinston 9/30/1903, the daughter of Stephen E. and Sarah Lincoln Cox, she attended Robbinston Grammar School and was a 1920 graduate Calais Academy and a 1923 graduate of  Nasson College, Springvale. Upon graduation, she spent 2 1/2 years as a bookkeeper at State School for Girls Hallowell and was then employed as a social worker Florence Crittenden Mission at New Haven CT. She came to Lewiston in September 1927 and became an accounting officer at Bates College, where she was employed for 42 years, retiring December 1, 1969. In August 1935 she married George O. Campbell, who died in September 1951. She served as president of Nasson College Alumni Association 1957 to 1959 and in 1960 was elected alumni trustee for three years. She was awarded the Nasson Gold Key and was a member of the  Women's Literary Union, the YWCA, the Robin Dow Senior Citizens of Auburn and the Lewiston Senior Citizens. She was a 50-year member of the High Street Congregational Church, a member of the Parish Guild and the Afternoon Unit and a former member of Mount Olivet Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by a sister, Helen G. Cox of  Lewiston. [Lewiston Sun Journal 8/4/1989] 

Leon Densmore Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Allen Dresser - son Robert Merrill Dresser, Newburgh NY  

Mary Fleming Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Edith Mills Hanington Moberg of Ashlar Village in Wallingford [CT], formerly a resident of Watertown, died at her home on March 18, 2004 at the age of 101. Mrs. Moberg was born in Calais Maine to Leonard John Guthrie Harington and Annie Clapp Collins Harington Oct. 17, 1902. She married Edgar E. Moberg in Newtown on December 21, 1940. Mr. Moberg predeceased her on Jan. 1, 1984. She graduated from Calais Academy in Calais, Maine and received her BA degree from the University of Maine, Orono, Maine in 1925. She was awarded her MA degree by Bread Loaf School of English which is part of Middlebury College in Middlebury  VT. In addition she studied at Harvard University and Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. Mrs. Moberg taught at Watertown High School for 40 years and maintained friendships with many of her students for the rest of her life. Her memberships included Delta Delta Delta, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Congregational Church of Watertown, and she was a life member of the National Association of Retired Teachers of CT  and the Association of Retired Teachers of  Litchfield Co. She and her husband spent many happy summers at their cottage in Maine. She requested that her two favorite poems be included in her obituary. "The book is completed, at the close of the day. And the hand that has written it Lays it Away." "Weep not, my friends; Rather, rejoice. I have no pain; But I am gone And you have One more good friend in heaven. Start not at the squeaking of the door Through which I pass. I see what lives beyond it." Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her many friends at Ashlar Village who enjoyed visiting with her during the many afternoons that she spent on the "bridge" there in recent years. [Record-Journal, Meriden CT 3/25/2004]

Bessie Hanson Gibson, 99, died Jan. 19, 2001, at the Camden Health Care Center after a brief illness. She was born in Calais, a daughter of Busby Leeman and Amanda Wilcox Hanson, and attended Calais schools. She graduated with honors from Calais Academy in 1920. She married John Edward Gibson and lived for many years in the Rangeley region. She moved to Wakefield, Mass., where she worked as a dietician's assistant in the Wakefield school system. She lived in the North Berwick and Sanford area, and since 1991 had been a resident of St. Marks Home for Women in Augusta. Mrs. Gibson was a member of the First Congregational Church of Wakefield and participated in fund-raising activities for church programs. She was active in creating parent-teacher associations in Wakefield. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Anchor Club, a railroad Masonic organization in which her husband was an officer, and the First Congregational Church of North Berwick, where she participated in the Ladies Guild and Plus Ultra Club. She crafted items for the church's annual fair. Her interests included reading, gardening, crocheting, knitting and playing Scrabble. She is survived by a son, John W. Gibson of Camden; a nephew, Robert D. Robbins of Largo, Fla.; two nieces, Betty Lou Traynor of Gorham and Pauline Hanson of Florida; and a grandniece, Martha Steeves of Westford, Mass. No services are yet scheduled. [From the Portland Press Herald, provided by Sharon Howland.]

Leslie Stuart Lane Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 022811 

Charlotte Lello Blumenthol Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Mary Isabel "Mabel" McGarrigle, 64, died Monday at a Waterville hospital, following a short illness. She was born at Calais on March 23, 1902, the daughter of Richard J. and Laura (Hanscom) McGarrigle. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, the Daughters of Isabella and the Sodality and had been organist for the Immaculate Conception Church for more than 25 years. Prior to her death, she had been the assistant librarian at the Calais Free Library. She is survived by one brother, R. Jerrold McGarrigle of Calais and several nieces and nephews. A Requiem High Mass will be celebrated today, Thursday, at the Immaculate Conception Church at Calais with her nephewRev. R. Michael McGarrigle, pastor of St. Thomas Church in Dover-Foxcroft, as celebrant. Internment will be in the Calais Cemetery. Funeral arrangements made by Everett Scott & Son Funeral Home. (Calais Advertiser December 1, 1966) Calais Library Centennial Celebration...The day's guest speaker was Edna Mae Comstock, the information-exchange coordinator for the Maine State Library, who once was a librarian at the Calais High School. She dedicated her remarks to Edith Beckett, Louise Littlefield and Mabel McGarrigle, three people who had 'guided her into her life's work." [Source: Bangor Daily News Sept. 15, 1992 provided by Susan (McGarrigle) Esposito] 

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