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Class of 1925

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Graduates Class of 1925

Alice May Alley Bertha Leone Ashe Ida Frances Ashe
Timothy Auburn Bacon Niran Carrolton Bates, Jr. Agatha Mildred Brownrigg
John Foster Butler
Baypath Institute
Ronald Burns Calder
Hebron Academy
John Barclay Colbath
Vestena Lalia Collings Luretta May Cottrell Helen Geneva Cox
Sam Cohen
Art School in Boston
Vira Elinor Ferne Craft Erle Maxwell Cunningham
Velma Alberta Dimond James Wilfred Donahue Clarence Deming Dow
GE, Lynn MA
Dexter Everett Elsemore
Colby College
Amos Harold Fenlason Thelma Mae Fleming
(Mrs. Carl Ross)
Mary Elizabeth Gardner
Boston College
Anna Olivia Gerry Ross Butler Gillis
Hebron Academy
John Winthrop Gillis 
Sarah B. Gordon Stella Maude Gower
Eunice Humphries Greenlaw Orris Mildred Greenlaw Dorothy Lydia Hall
Wilma Ruth Hall Stephen Pineo Haycock
Bowdoin College; Lawyer
Robert Randall Hewitt
Marguerite Alberta Hillman Agnes Estelle Hill Gertrude Hine Hopps
Edgar Wellington Irving Isaac Nicholas Jones Jr. Ernest Lindon Kirkpatrick
Ida Evelyn Leeman Doris Evelena Ludlow Charles Robert Macdonald
Charlotte Roberts MacGregor Elizabeth Delanay Miner
(Mrs. Brist)
William Francis Murdock
Frank Merrill Nickerson Mason Palmer Dorothy Leora Reynolds
Nellie Elizabeth Ross Evelyn Ernestine Rutherford Winona Gregory Smith
(Mrs. Harvey Cobb)
Easter King Thompson
Nasson Institute
Norman Frederick Townsend
Crabbe's Business College
Dorothy Grace Tyler
John Trainor Adla Cushman Varnum Fae Ainita Yeaton

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AGATHA M. Brownrigg Davidson, 83, of Cove Avenue, a clerical worker for the Warwick School Department for several years before retiring 18 years ago, died yesterday at Kent County Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of John S. Davidson. Born in Calais, Maine, a daughter of the late George and Annie (Walker) Brownrigg, she lived in Warwick for more than 30 years. Mrs. Davidson leaves two daughters, Jean A. Carlson of Warwick and Jacqueline M. Paugh of Beaver Falls, Ohio; a brother, Paul C. Brownrigg of Bridgton, Maine; a sister, Edith White of Riverview, Fla.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Monday at 8 a.m. from the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 at St. Rose of Lima Church, Main Avenue. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. [Providence Journal (RI) - Saturday, March 12, 1994. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 02/16/17

Ronald B. Calder, 69, died August 7 at a Bangor hospital. He was born in Calais February 18, 1908, the son of Thomas and Francis (Mitchell) Calder. Mr. Calder was a veteran of WWII; senior warden and lay reader of Christ Church in Eastport and a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Calais. He was a 32 degree Mason, belonging to Fort Scott Consistory Whitney Lodge No. 167 AF&AM and Morza Temple Shrine. He was graduated from Calais Academy, Hebron Academy, Washington State Normal School and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He also attended Bates College and the University of Maine. Mr. Calder served as a principal, headmaster, and principal of schools in Maine, Louisiana, and New York from 1929 to 1941; after that time he was a civilian employee of the Department of Army until his retirement in 1969. And was awarded the Department of Army Meritorious Civilian Service. Since his return to Washington Co., he served with the Washington Co. Regional Action Agency and the Washington-Hancock Community Agency as executive director. He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Leonard) Calder of Eastport; one son, Thomas G. Calder of Norfolk VA; three grandchildren and two cousins. [Bangor Daily News 8/9/1977]

Luretta Cottrel, school teacher 

Vestina Collins, trained to be a nurse Frederick Hospital

Helen Cox, school teacher

Amos Harold Fenlason. DANFORTH - Amos H. Fenlason, 82, died July 10, 1990, at his home after a long illness. he was born Jan. 22, 1908, at Calais (Milltown), the son of Amos Sawyer and Jenny Elizabeth (Donoghy) Fenlason. He attended schools in Calais, graduating from Calais Academy, Class of 1925, and also attended Washington State Normal School. He received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Northeastern University at Boston, Mass. in 1934. he received a master of education degree from the University of Maine at Orono in 1963. He attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was enrolled in the Certificate of Advanced Study program at the University of Maine. His occupations after 1934 consisted of being a chemical engineer and analytical chemist, and working in chemical research. He subsequently operated a plumbing and hardware business, and an insurance business, and his last field of endeavor was in education, where he held the following positions: substitute teacher, teacher of math and science, high school principal and superintendent of schools. He taught in SAD 14 at Danforth and SAD 25 in Patten. After retiring from teaching, he was elected to a seat in the House of Representatives during the 107th, 108th and 109th Legislature for six years (from 1975 - 1980) where his assignment was on the Education Committee. he was a notary public and a dedimus justice. Locally in Danforth, he served as town meeting moderator, chairman of the school board of SAD 14, was a member of the budget Committee, the Planning Board, and the library and clinic boards. He also served with the Washington County Economic Development Corporation and was member of Grand Lake Grange. He was predeceased by his wife, Ellen (Fifield) Fenlason on march 7, 1986. He is survived by two sons, Jan Richard Fenlason of Patten and William Amos Fenlason of Kingston, N.Y.; two grandchildren. Services for Mr. Fenlason will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make donations to the Maine Division of the American Cancer Society, 52 Federal St., Brunswick 04011. Arrangements by Bartlett Funeral Home, Danforth. [A-CHS 8/1990] 

Thelma Fleming Ross Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042009

Sarah Gordon Finkelstein, 96 TOPSFIELD, Mass. - Sara 'Sally' Finkelstein, 96, former longtime resident of Portland died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005 at the Masconomet Health Center in Topsfield, Mass. She left her condo, temple and the State of Maine to move to The Herrick House (Assisted Living Center) in Beverly, Mass., to be near her daughter. She was born Feb. 19, 1909 in Calais, a daughter of Philip and Celia (Meisel) Gordon. She graduated from Calais Academy at age 16 and was also a graduate of St. Stephen's Business College. She worked in Boston, Mass., for many years and came home to Maine on vacation where she met her husband Jack of Montreal, Canada. Together they owned and operated Jack's Shoe Store in Bath along with her husband for many years. She also worked for 30 years as a secretary for the Jewish Federation retiring at almost 80 years of age. Mrs. Finkelstein was a longtime active member of Temple Beth El of Portland and was a member of the Hadassah at the Temple and the Cedars Women's Club also of Portland. She was predeceased by her husband Jack Finkelstein who died in 1978. She is survived by a son David and his wife Myra Finkelstein of Portland, Conn., a daughter Joyce and her husband Roger Pulaski of Topsfield, Mass., and two grandchildren, Paul and Jamie Finkelstein and their wives. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Temple Beth El, Deering Avenue in Portland. Interment will follow in Temple Beth El Memorial Park, Portland. The family requests that donations be made in Mrs. Finkelstein's memory to:  The Edward Weisberg Scholarship Fund c/o Temple Beth El 400 Deering Ave. Portland, Maine 04103 Arrangements are by Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, Portland. Thanks to Sharon Howland

Orris Greenlaw, in 1928 student at University of Maine, in 1926 student at Colby College

Agnes Hill Hooper Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 042209

Isaac Nicholas Jones [was name James Nicholas Jones] b. 6/30/07 son of Isaac N. Jones (US Customs Service)

Evelyn Rutherford, 1928 graduate of Calais Hospital

Winona G. Smith Cobb, 90, of Cobb Road, died Wednesday at St. Joseph's Manor in Portland after a long illness. She was born in Calais, daughter of William Henry Smith and Elizabeth Gibson Gregory, attended schools in Calais and graduated from Calais Academy in 1925. She also graduated from the former Maine General Hospital School of Nursing, Portland, in 1935. On November 27, 1935, she married Harvey B. Cobb of Raymond in St. Anne's Church in Calais. Mr. Cobb died on September 14, 1994. [Portland Press Herald 2/7/1997]

Fae Yeaton - Mrs. Charles Morrison

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