Calais Academy

Class of1926

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Graduates Class of 1926
Taken from various Broadcast Alumni lists; the Broadcast of 1926 does not have a list of class members.

John Alley Maybelle Alexander
(Mrs. Jack Wilson),  secretary to Superintendent Phinney
Mary Anderson
Elizabeth Beckett
(Mrs. Neil Bousefield, Bar Harbor)
enrolled Colby College in 1928
Stephen Beckett Mary Belmore
attended Miss Crabb's Business School
Ora Berry
(Mrs. Augustus Burton)
Thomas Boyd
Colby College
William Boyd
Gertrude Calkins Margaret Campbell
Hilda Casey 
(Beauty Specialist)
Donald Chadwick Doris Chisholm Gladys Clark
(Mrs. Philip Smith), pianist Woodland theater
Marjorie Creamer
(Mrs. Howard Kenniston)
Charlene Davidson
(Mrs. Francis Driscoll)
Clara Downing
(nurse) trained Chipman Hospital, 
St. Stephen
Donald Emack
Colby College
Melva Fenderson Helen Fitzpatrick
Mabel Gillis Ellen Godfrey
(Mrs. Abram Brown)
Louise Grearson
(Mrs. Haley, Colby College '30)
Harriet Greene
Bates College
William Greenlaw Alice Hamilton
(Mrs. Lee)
Sadie Higgins
in 1928 secretary Detroit MI
Harriet Horton
(Mrs. Louis LaCroix)
Dorothy Irving
Richard Lane Roy Leavitt Mary Leeman
Bernard Levy Elizabeth Lewis
attended Miss Crabb's Business School
Ada Lawler
Sarah Lawler
(Teacher Columbia Falls)
Margaret Lunn Jean Mabie
Jean MacDonald
(Mrs. Turner, Colby College '30)
Thelma MacDougall Thelma Mitchell
Charlotte Maloney Doris Minor
(Mrs. Fred Hearns)
Irene Mitchell
Ruth Mahar
Evelyn Olde
Doris Rutherford
Kermit Smith Millie Stanhope Harold Stewart
Northeastern University
Oliver Tapley Ruth Taylor
University of Maine
John Veasey
Edward Walsh Margaret Wilder
attended Miss Crabb's Business School
Annie Frost worked at Woolworths in 1928

Harold Hamilton

James P. Mongo

Anna Blaney Carter Thompson

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Mary Belmore Williams Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 022811

Anna Blaney Carter Thompson turned 93 yrs old on January 14, 2001. She now lives at the "Auburn Home for the Aged" on 41 Pleasant St., Auburn, ME. 04210. She last attended her "50th" class reunion with my Dad, who has since passed away. If anybody knows if any of her classmates are still alive, please contact me at email address, or send her a note. Somebody will have to read it for her as her eyesight is bad. Thank You, Nancy Bell ( Anna's daughter), Brooksville ME 
This is from the Portland Press Herald Online for February 1, 2002 provided by Sharon Howland: 
Anna B. Thompson, LEWISTON - Anna B. Thompson, 94, of 41 Pleasant St., Auburn, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at d'Youville Pavilion in Lewiston. She was born Jan. 14, 1908 in Baring, a daughter of Maurice and Lizzie (Blaney) Carter. She graduated from Calais Academy. On Feb. 4, 1931, she married Clifton W. Thompson. Anna lived most of her adult life in the Lewiston area and worked for several years at the Bates Manufacturing Company and the Rock Maple Wood Heel Co. She enjoyed baking, doing puzzles, and going out to eat. One of her greatest pleasures was knitting mittens and hats for her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren at Christmas time. During her life, she worked for many years as a volunteer for the Cancer & Heart Associations. Since 1995, Anna was a resident of the Auburn Home for Aged Women, where she enjoyed many happy times. She was also a member of the Court Street Baptist Church, where she participated in many activities and the company of good friends. She is survived by a son, Clifton W. Thompson of Greene; three daughters, Barbara Bremer of Worcester, Mass., Nancy and her husband Frank Bell of Cape Rosier, Brenda Stone and her husband James of North Yarmouth; 28 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 49 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, a son, Jack and daughter-in-law Virginia; her siblings, Eva, Rita, Gerald, Harold, Nick; daughter-in-law, Inez B. Thompson; and three grandchildren, Robert, Arthur and Joel Thompson. There will be a funeral service Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Spring burial in Harbor Cemetery, Friendship. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Auburn Home for Aged Women Building Fund 41 Pleasant St. ,Auburn. Visitation Saturday at 11 a.m. prior to the service at Lynch Brothers Dillingham & Son Memorial Chapel, 62 Spring St.784-6449 

Hilda Casey Chapman Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.] 022811 

Doris Chisholm Lane Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.]

Alice Hamilton, student Washington State Normal School 1928

Helen May Fitzpatrick Dinsmore ST. STEPHEN, New Brunswick - In sadness at the loss, but in joy for the long and full life she lived, the family of Helen Mae (Fitzpatrick) Dinsmore, 98, announce her death, which occurred Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Born Jan. 6, 1910, in Calais, she was the daughter of the late Edgar C. and Martha E. (Yates) Fitzpatrick, and was the last surviving member of her family. She was a graduate of Calais Academy, Class of 1926. On March 6, 1929, Helen was united in marriage to Joseph E. Dinsmore of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, and Helen found herself moving over the river to St. Stephen, New Brunswick, where the young couple established their home. She was predeceased by her husband March 13, 1964. During her lifetime, Helen worked at various jobs, the last two being at T. Eaton Co. Ltd. order office and Hills Bros. Ltd. She was a past member of the St. Stephen Chapter No. 8, Order of Eastern Star; a member of Kirk McColl United Church and in her younger years, was a member of their senior choir and the Ladies Friendship Circle. She will be remembered for her gift of hospitality, generosity and devotion to her family and friends. Mourning her loss is her daughter, Eleanor Langway of Calais; her son, Richard and his wife, Pauline Dinsmore; and a special nephew, Douglas and his wife, Margaret Dins-more, both of St. Stephen, New Brunswick; her granddaughter, Cathy and her husband, Steven Courtois, of Lyman; grandsons, Mark Caswell of Winterport and Brian Dins-more of St. Stephen, New Brunswick; great-grandchildren, Chrystal, James, Jessie and Randy; great-great-grand-children, Alyssa and Hayden; sister-in-law, Ethel Fitzpatrick of Milltown; as well as several other nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Helen was predeceased by her granddaughter, Brenda Lee Caswell Owens; her son-in-law, William Langway; her brothers, Herbert, Ernest, Wilbur and Paul Fitzpatrick; and her sisters, Margaret E. Murphy and Irma Dickinson. She is resting at S.O. Mehan and Son Funeral Home, 23 Main St., St. Stephen, New Brunswick, where visiting hours will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Atlantic time, Friday, March 28. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Atlantic time, Saturday, March 29, at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Hinton officiating. Interment will be at St. Stephen Rural Cemetery. One of Helen's greatest enjoyments in life were her grandchildren and she always looked forward to their visits, both as young children and mature adults. But I know if she could speak, she would ask you not to weep, but to laugh as you remember the happy times and that you would understand her passing has given her a new life and freedom from a body that was tired and worn out, and that she is in a better place now. Everything our Grandma did was something special made with love. She took the time to add the extra touch that said, "I love you very much." She fixed hurts with a kiss and smile and told good stories grandma-style. It was warm and cozy on her lap for secret telling or a nap. And when we say our prayers at night, we ask God to bless and hold her tight. Cause when it came to giving hugs our Grandma's arms were filled with love! We love you and we will miss you. [BDN 032808 provided by Sharon Howland]

Mabel A. Gillis Babb, 94, of 14 Spring Drive, Paxton MA, died Sunday, September 1, 2002, in U Mass Memorial Medical Center Memorial Campus, Worcester, after an illness. Her husband, Robert S. Babb, Sr. died in 1987.  She leaves a son, Robert S. Babb, Jr., with whom she lived; nieces and nephews; and two close friends, Hai Feng Shen, and Chun Wang of Paxton.  Her sister, Vashti Kirby, died in 2000.  She was born in Calais, Maine, the daughter of Herbert C. and Mary (Nesbitt) Gillis, and lived 40 years in Paxton. She graduated from Calais Academy in Maine, and Crabb Business School in St. Steven, New Brunswick, Canada, and from Washington State Normal School now the University of Maine, in Machias, Maine. Mrs. Babb was a social worker with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services in Worcester, retiring in 1978. Previously she had been Director of Public Assistance for the Town of  Holden.  She was also an elementary school teacher in Maine. A graveside service will be private at Worcester County Memorial Park, 217 Richards Avenue, Paxton.  There are no calling hours.  Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden, is directing arrangements. 

Harold Hamilton Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Harriet Horton, student Washington State Normal School 1928

Sarah Lawler Obituary  [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  student Washington State Normal School 1928

Mary N. Leeman, 69, died March 16, 2002, at a Calais health care facility. She was born in Calais November 29, 1932 the daughter of Frederick and and Beatrice (Hanson) Leeman. Mary was a graduate of Calais Memorial High School, trained at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where she received her registered nursing degree.  She spent several years working in Calais, St. Stephen, Bangor, Florida, Wyoming, and Portland. She received her BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine where she was also an educator. Mary was the head nurse of the first cardiac care and open heart surgery unit in the state of Maine at the Maine Medical Center, Portland. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Calais and the American Nurses Association. She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Bea Leeman; her brother, George Leeman; and a sister, Hope Leeman Peaslee. Surviving are one sister and a brother-in-law Betty Leeman Sherrard and her husband, John, of Calais; also survived by nieces and nephews, Mike and Sandra Sherrard,  Jeff and Doreen Sherrard, Andrew and Maria Sherrard Tickle, all of Calais; Herbert and Sue Sherrard Reynolds of Etna, Frederick Leeman of Calais; Randy Leeman of Baileyville; Chris Leeman and sister Anne of California; two special friends, Myron Peaslee and Ruth Sherrard of Calais. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2002, at Calais Cemetary, with pastor Bob Hinton officiating. Friends may make donations in her memory to a charity of their choice. Arrangements by the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais. 

Elizabeth M. Lewis Smythe, 90, of Minot Avenue died Monday at Clover Manor. She was born in Milltown NB, a daughter of Gordon A. & Inez Brown Lews, and moved to Calais at the age of 3. She attended Calais schools and was a 1926 graduate of Calais Academy. She was also a graduate of Mrs. Crabbe's Business College, earning a degree in 1928. Mrs. Smythe worked in the business office of Eastern New England Telephone Co. from 1929 to 1939. ....[Portland Press Herald 7/9/1998]

Charlotte Maloney Annas Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

James P. Mingo, 85, of Raymond died Sunday at the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Bridgton after a brief illness. He was born in Calaais, son of Seth E. and Lillian R. Chisholm Mingo, and had lived in Calais, Portland, Gray and Raymond. Mr. Mingo, on his own at age 15, plowed roads and drove for Ed Weston's Bus Line while attending Calais Academy. He graduated in 1926. During WWII, he served in the Army infantry as a machine gunner. [Portland Press Herald 3/7/1995]

Doris Rutherford, Washington State Normal School student 1928

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