Calais Academy

Class of 1924

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Graduates Class of 1924

Albert French Allen Charles Herbert Barnard Albert Lincoln Barstow
Arlo Thaxter Bates Mary Agnes Bernardini George Marshall Berry
Mazie Evelyn Brown Thelma Pauline Butler Pauline Hilyard Cookson
Minnie K. Creamer Rose Mary Casey John Stephen Davidson
Mable V. Doherty Walter Eugene Dresser Lois Amelia Dudley
(Mrs. Eugene Donnelly)
Agnes Cecelia Fleming
(Teacher Calais)
Lewis William Fleming Nina Christine Gibson
Pauline Olive Good Geneva R. Gollen Charles Philip Gonyar
Marjorie P. Greenlaw Ethel Louise Greenlaw LeRoy Greenlaw
Jean Alverta Groves Grace Helena Haddock Harold Polleys Hamilton
(Teacher Calais Jr. High)
Robert Munnis Hanington Alice V. Hickey Roberta Hortense Hill
Esther Lillian Hill Florence Eleanor Hopps Ruth Louise Huson
Melva Louise James Earl Henry Jensen Harriet Grace Kenison
Stephen J. Leavitt Virginia Hazel Moore Estelle Damon Miles
Emery Maxwell Mullen John Walter Miner
John F. McGuire
Melva H. Noble Vinal Merton Perkins Mary Edyth Pettit
(Mrs. Richard Daley, NY)
Roy Herbert Phinney Vernard H. Powell Gladys V. Redding
Margaret Arlene Rigley Carl Edward Ross Ruth Golden Spinney
Louise Hatfield Spurling Gratton Thomas Skidds Evelyn Taylor
Stephen Richardson Tompkins Eloise Boyington Thompson John Augustus Trainor
John William Townsend Grace Lucille Wade Lois Marjorie Walker
Marian Hazel Wasson Gertrude M. Welch Donald Hanson Webber
William Frederick Wilson Rhea Ruth Woodman Augustus Ward Young

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Information from book rescued from CA fire, provided by Thelma Eye Brooks
Name birth date Parent Notes
Albert L. B. Barstow 12/16/06 Charles H. Barstow m. Lois Walker
Herbert Barnard 11/6/06 Charles Barnard  
Arlo Bates 5/9/07 George B. Bates Bates College; jewelry business
Mary Bernardini 12/5/09 Lewis Bernardini m. Charles Casey
Marshall Berry   George Berry  
Mazie Evelyn Brown 12/6/07 John V. Brown  
Thelma Butler 7/27/07 Rutherford Butler m. Barry Burns, teacher Calais
Rosamond Casey 3/10/07 Arthur Casey  
Pauline Cookson 8/28/01 Charles E. Cookson  
Minnie Creamer 3/17/07 John Creamer m. Alden Wilkins in NH
John Davidson 12/26/06 Roy Davidson music teacher Waterville-Winslow
Joseph Deery   William Deery  
Mabel Doherty 3/2/06 M. E. Doherty  
Walter Dresser 4/16/06 W. R. Dresser  
Doris Dudley      
Lois Dudley 4/16/07 H. J. Dudley Wheaton College 1928
Agnes Fleming 10/25/06 Joseph Fleming WSNS; teacher CA
Lewis Fleming      
Christine Gibson 11/5/07 Roy Gibson m. A. Douglas
Winthrop Gillis 3/27/07 Harry Gillis  
Philip Gonyer 2/27/07 Charles Gonyer U of ME; teacher Whitefield ME
Pauline Good 4/5/07 Harry E. Good m. Robert Walker
Ethel Greenlaw 6/12/06 Horace Greenlaw  
Marjorie Greenlaw 1/12/08 Mrs. Hattie Greenlaw  
Roy Greenlaw 2/25/05 Mrs. McCann chiropractor in Auburn
Jean Groves 1/18/07 John Groves m. Asher Kneeland
Grace Haddock 5/5/04 Everett Haddock  Nasson Institute
Harold P. Hamilton 11/20/06 James Hamilton U of ME; m. Gwendolyn Berry
Robert Hanington 3/20/06 Annie Hanington  
Nancy Hathaway 3/19/07 Hoyt Hathaway  
Alice V. Hickey 11/29/07 William Hickey m. Everett Hacker in NB
Alice Hill 6/23/07 Ernest Hill  
Roberta Hill 2/27/05 George Greenlaw m. Charles Sinclair
Florence Hopps 10/2/1904 H. N. Hopps m. brother of Walter McMillan
Ruth Huson 10/5/06 James Huson Gorham Teacher's College taught in Calais
Melva James 8/11/06 P. James m. Elliot Miles
Earl H. Jenson 10/28/04 Henry Jenson  
James Nicholas Jones 6/30/07 Isaac N. Jones US Custom Service
Grace Kinison 8/18/07 John Kinison m. Gerald Scovill, taught in Calais
Stephen Leavitt 3/2/07 George Leavitt m. Wilma Hall
Estelle Mills 4/17/06 A. L. Mills m. __ Dewolfe, St. Stephen
John Miner 5/6/07 Dr. Walter Miner Colby College; dentist
Virginia Moore   William Moore  
Emery Mullen 11/24/05 James E. Mullen  
Melba Noble 7/30/06 Harry Noble m. ___Johnson
Vinal Perkins   Ernest Perkins  
Roy Phinney   W. H. Pinney  
Mary Pettit 5/24/19__ John Pettit WSNS; m. ___Dailey of NY
Vernard Powell 7/23/06 George Powell  
Gladys Redding 9/10/08 F. Redding  
Maragret Rigley 1/11/07 John S. Rigley  
Carl Ross 1/16/07 Frank E. Ross  
Gratton Skidds 4/7/04 William M. Skidds  
Ruth Spinney 11/11/06 Edward Spinney  
Louise Spurling 7/28/07 Edna Spurling Boston Univ; Edna was a teacher
Evelyn Taylor 7/24/07 A. G. Taylor  
Eloise Thompson 8/24/06 John Thompson  Nasson Institute
John W. Townsend 9/3/07 Harvey Townsend  
John Trainor 10/28/07 Harry Trainor  
Grace Wade 6/6/06 Edward Wade m. ___Gibson
Lois Walker 12/13/07 Robert Walker m. Albert Barstow, in 1928 employed at law office of Harold Murchie
Marion Wasson 7/8/04 Bestis Wasson  
Donald Webber 11/21/06 John Webber  
Gertrude Welch 8/25/05 Patrick Welch  
Fred Wilson 11/10/06 Fred Wilson  
Rhea Woodman 7/12/09 Charles Woodman m. ___Goodman, in 1928 had position at State House, Augusta
Augustus Young WSNS '26
* from 1923 listing

Albert Barstow - ENGLEWOOD, FLORIDA--Albert L (Adge) Barstow, 85, died November 14, 1992 at Englewood, Florida, following a protracted illness. He was born December 16, 1906, in Calais, Maine, to parents Charles and Eunice Barstow. Albert left Calais, upon completing school to take a job with the United Shoe Company of Boston, where he worked for several years before returning to Calais to marry Lois Walker and embark on a career as a cost accountant with Saint Ctoix Paper Company, which later was taken over by Georgia Pacfic. Lois Barstow died in 1968, and a year later Albert married Eleanor Peterson Offinger of Calais. Albert retired from Georgia Pacific in 1969, having become a member of GP's "Quarter Century Club". In 1970, Albert and Eleanor moved to Englewood, Florida, where they resided for 22 years. The couple returned to the Calais area each year to spend summers at their cottage on Cathance Lake in Cooper, and to visit with friends and family. Albert was well known in the Calais area for his extensive collections of coins, antique bottles, and rocks. In Florida, he also become a knowledgeable horticulturist, and an avid shell and drift wood collector. In his latest project, Albert hand carved a handsome collection of canes and walking sticks, featuring all woods indigenous to Washington County Maine. Albert had a talent for turning things found dull and ordinary in nature into interesting, beautiful, and useful objects. His family and friends will also remember him for his quick wit and humor. An ardent writer, Albert had compiled a manuscript of more than five hundred pages of poems he had written on practically every conceivable subject. Albert is survived by his wife, Eleanor Peterson Barstow. of Englewood, Florida; sons Richard Offinger of Freeport, Maine and William Offinger of Englewood, Florida, Daughter Marjorie Offinger Davidoff of Granville, Ohio; Nephews, Don Lewis of Weymouth, Massachusetts, and Roger Walker of Calais: grandchildren Michelle Golobish, Nicole Bonesteel, and Tara Elwell of Charlotte, North Carolina; Carrie and Jamie Offinger of Freeport, Maine; Adam and Michael Davidoff of Granville, Ohio; and great-grandson Cory Eric Golobish. A memorial Service was held Monday, November 16, at the Lemon Bay Funeral Home in Englewood, Florida. Interment will be scheduled in Maine next summer. Memorial donations to the American Heart Association will be greatly appreciated. [provided by Donna Furlong] 

Arlo Bates  CALAIS--Arlo T Bates, 70, died February 1, 1978 in a Bangor hospital. He was born in Calais May 9, 1907, son of George and Julia Taylor Bates. He was a retired businessman. He was a member and former deacon of the First Congregational Church, a member and former director of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. He was a member and past president of the Calais Rotary Club, a former member of the Calais City Council, and the Calais School Board. He was a director of ERCOM, a member of the Maine Audubon Society and a member of Economic Development Board and had been employed by the US Post Office. He was an Army Veteran of World War 11. He is survived by his wife, Helen Sears Bates; one son, Richard of Bangor; a brother, Dr James Bates of Eastport; one sister, Mrs John (Charlotte) Brooks of Robbinston; one nephew, five nieces, several cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday, 1:30 pm, at the First Congregational Church with the Rev Donald Krohn officiating. Interment will follow in the Calais Cemetery. Friends may call at the Scoll Funeral Chapel Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the First Congregational Church Memorial Fund, or to Arlo T Bates Memorial Fund of the Calais Regional Hospital. [Provided by Donna Furlong] Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Walter Dresser Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  

Marjorie Pearl Greenlaw passed 7/9/1945. Marjorie married Merle Austin Blaney and lived in Milltown ME. They had 7 children: John Stephen Blaney Class of '44, Charles Darrell Blaney Class of  '46, Norman Harry Blaney Class of '48, Barbara Alice Blaney Class of '49 passed April 2009, Rhea Mae Blaney Geringer Class of '51, David Russell Blaney Class of '56, Merlene Marjorie Blaney Goldsborough Class of '63. Obituary[Provided by Merlene Goldsborough.] 

Florence Hopps MacMillan, 94, of Cedar Crest Nursing Center, formerly of Brewster Road, a stenographer for various companies for many years, retiring in 1965, died Sunday at the center. She was the wife of the late Harold V. MacMillan. Born in Calais, Maine, a daughter of the late Heratio N. and Lila (Thomas) Hopps, she had lived in Cranston for many years. Mrs. MacMillan was a member of Phillips Memorial Baptist Church. She leaves several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Butterfield Chapel, 500 Pontiac Ave. [Providence Journal (RI) - Tuesday, April 13, 1999. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 02/16/17

Melva James Miles Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 022811 

CALAIS - Dr. John Walter Miner, D.M.D., 102, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Calais Regional Hospital.John Miner Dr. Miner was born May 6, 1907, in Calais, son of the late Walter Miner, M.D., and Estella (Delahay) Miner. He graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1924; Colby College, Waterville, in 1929 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry; and from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Class of 1934. Dr. Miner returned to Calais, where he practiced dentistry for more than 45 years, retiring in 1979. During the early years, he had the honor of working alongside his father at the Calais hospital. After retiring, he continued to run the family farm in Robbinston until the late 1980s. Dr. Miner's family owned the first General Motors dealership in Calais. He had been a loyal GM customer ever since, owning an astounding 65 Cadillac cars. Dr. Miner was active in many local organizations and enjoyed farming and reading. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Virginia (Eaton) Miner; and his two sisters, Elizabeth and Ruth. Surviving are his wife, June (MacDonald) Miner of Calais; his daughter, Lynn Murphy of Hingham, Mass.; two grandchildren, Kenneth Murphy and his wife, Julie, of Andover, Mass., and Kim Wilson and her husband, Henry, of Rye, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren; three nieces, Muriel Robbinette of New Hampshire, Nancy Christie of New Hampshire and Catherine Steenstra of California; and his two faithful canine companions, Fluff and Lacy. A celebration of Dr. Miner's life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Second Baptist Church, Church Street, Calais. Burial will be held at a later date at Rockland Cemetery, McAdam, New Brunswick. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Homes, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at  [Provided by John Adams & Sharon Howland]

Augustus Ward Young, former principal of the Ella Hoxie School, died Friday at Falmouth Hospital. He was 95. He was the husband of the late Ruth A. Young, to whom he was married 56 years. Born in Calais, Maine, Mr. Young also lived in Bradenton, Fla. Mr. Young graduated from the Calais Academy before attending Washington State Normal School (now the University of Maine), graduating in 1926. He received his bachelor of science degree from Boston University and his master's degree from Harvard. In addition to serving as a principal in Sagamore, Mr. Young held the same position in Bristol, Conn, and Lexington before he retired. Mr. Young was a 65-year member of the DeWitt Clinton Lodge in Sandwich and the Shriners' Aleppo Temple in Boston. One of the founders of the Weary Travelers, he later became a charter member of the Thornton W. Burgess in Sandwich and a member of the National Dowser Association, Holly Growers Association, a past president of the Barnstable County Teachers Association and the Connecticut State Principals Association, and the state representative to the National Education Association. Mr. Young is survived by a daughter, Carol E. Mesheau of Norwell; a brother, John Donald Young of Freeport, Maine; two granddaughters; one grandson; four great-grandchildren; and a number of cousins Mr. Young also leaves his close friends, Eleanor Priestly of Sagamore and Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Waldo Roby of Lakeville. A service for the Celebration of his Life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Route 6A in Barnstable. The burial service and interment will be at the Sagamore Cemetery, followed by light refreshments for all family and friends at Geoffrey's Restaurant, Route 3A in Cedarville, off Exit 2 on Route 3 north. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Burn Institute, 51 Blossom St., Boston 02114. [Cape Cod Times 9/23/2001. Provided by Sharon Howland] 

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