Calais Academy

Class of 1927

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Graduates Class of 1927

Sylvia V. Alexander Florence Ames Marion G. Ashe
(Mrs. Norman Walker)
Alva E. Bernardini Lyman E. Carlow
in 1928 Cambridge Latin School
Albert Clark
Ruth M. Clark (1) Ruth M. Clark (2) Jessie C. Cooke
Edward O. Cooper Lovina L. Cottrell Alma A. Crowell
John "Jack" Dudley Winslow A. Emack Marguerite D. Eye
Evelyn E. Flood Georgina Gillis Robert J. Greenlaw
US Army
Mona Hall Wallace Haycock Helena M. Hayes
Harriet B. Hill Frances May Holt William M. Howard
Irene H. Johnson Thelma M. Lane George Leo Langille
Arlene H. Leighton Thomas Albert Lunn Lois E. MacWilliams
Henrietta Martin James W. Moreside Maargaret E. Mylen
Daniel Philip Murphy Jean Norwood
(teaching Westfield ME)
Pauline M. Pender
Nellie I. Perkins George F. Pettit James W. Pettit
Amy Phinney Cornelius J. Quinn Joseph Sampson
Bernice M. Spinney Nelson E. Spurling
(University of ME)
Clifford Tapley
in 1928 Wash. St. Normal School
Edward Tracy
in 1928 Wash. St. Normal School
Ida Mae Vail Arlene Doris Woodman

Marguerite O'Neill

Norma Smith Brown Franklin Elsemore

John Lane
U of Maine in 1928

Irene Manson Dexter Thomas
Officers - John Lane, President; Dexter Thomas, Vice President; Franklin Elsemore, Secretary; Irene Manson, Treasurer; Miss Cobb was only teacher mentioned

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Marion Ashe Walker Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 022811 

Alva Bernardini Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.]  022811

Ruth Clark, in 1928 employed at father's store, The Washington Street Market 

Jessie Cooke, employed in New York City in 1928

Lovina Cottrell Cochran Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  120809

John Dudley - became a judge, in 1928 attending Hebron Academy

Marguerite D. Eye - Mrs. Thomas Cleland

PERRY -- Evelyn Flood Pottle, wife of the late Harold Pottle, went to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 2007. Evelyn was born Nov. 6, 1908, in Alexander, the youngest of 10 children to Byron Lincoln Flood and Lizzie Perkins Flood. Evelyn attended school in Alexander and graduated from Calais Academy in 1927. She attended Washington State Normal School for teachers and graduated in 1929. Evelyn started her teaching career in Charlotte and taught in the towns of Cooper, Alexander, Perry, Calais and Charlotte. Her favorite saying was, "I love young people." Her passion for teaching lasted 56 years. She tried to retire many times, but they kept asking her back and finally at the age of 68, she retired from teaching. Evelyn was an active member of her community. She was a member of Old Baptist Church, Perry, and later the Congregational Church, Perry. For many years she was the clerk for the Town of Perry. She also was a member and officer for 75 years at the Perry and Alexander Grange. Evelyn started the Perry Harvest Fair, in which she entered many of her hand made quilts. She also entered her quilts at various other fairs and it wasn't unusual for her to receive first, second or third place ribbons for her work. In 2006, Evelyn received the Boston Post Cane as the Town of Perry's oldest citizen. Her commitment to teaching all those years did not go unrecognized. In April 2006, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the governor. She loved dancing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, rug making and sledding with her grandchildren. A special thanks to her devoted niece, Thursa Sawyer, for her companionship and support over the years, also, the staff at Eastport Memorial Nursing Home for all their care. Evelyn was a devoted wife of 44 years to her late husband, Harold and together they had three children. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Bert, George and Raymond Flood; and six sisters, Cora Flood Kinney, Marcia Flood Cousins, Etta Flood Cousins, Leta Flood Hatton, Geneva Flood Browers and Ethel Flood, her twin. She leaves three sons, Basil Pottle of Eastport, Merrill and Joy Pottle of Ellsworth and Clifton and Nancy Pottle of Florida; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grand-children; numerous nephews and nieces. She will be missed dearly, but her legacy will live on for generations. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Perry Congregational Church, Perry. Burial will be after at Bay Side Cemetery, Pottle Cemetery, Shore Road, Perry. In lieu of flowers, donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to Perry Congregational Church, Shore Road, Perry, ME 04667 or to Perry Grange, South Meadow Road, Perry, ME 04667. Friends may pay tribute at [BDN 090107 provided by John Adams] 

Helena Hayes Lawless Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.] 022811 

Calais - Harriet B. Hill Woods , 95, passed away peacefully January 25, 2006 at a Calais Hospital. She was born March 25, 1910 in Calais the daughter of Ernest & Edna (Perkins) Hill. Harriet worked for WT Grant Company in Calais for 20 years. She was a member of the Calais United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her loving husband James Woods and 4 sisters & their husbands. Surviving are two nieces, Katherine A.( Glidden) Berry of Robbinston. Olive (Glidden) Wojnowski of Uxbridge MA, nephews Cecil Wilson of Brewer and Earnest Barnes of Robbinston, .Many grand nieces and nephews and great grand nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her family and many friends. Friends may call 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais and on Saturday from 1- 2 p.m. at which time a funeral service will take place. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Visit to sign the guestbook and view the tribute.

Mable Gillis, student Washington State Normal School 1928 

Thelma Lane, teacher in Waite in 1928

Leo Langille - Gym Teacher

Lois MacWilliams, student Washington State Normal School 1928 

Irene Manson, in 1928 employed Jane Todd's Candy Store, to enter Bates College fall 1928

Henrietta Martin, student Washington State Normal School 1928

Marguerite O'Neill Hooper Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

James W. Pettit, 77, of 53 Riverside Drive, a supervisor at the Providence office of the Department of Labor from 1957 until his retirement in 1970, died Thursday in Rhode Island Hospital after an illness of two weeks. He was the husband of Abbie (Killoy) Pettit. Born in Calais, Maine, he was a son of the late John and Alice (Walker) Pettit. He had lived in Lincoln since 1957. Mr. Pettit was previously an investigator at the Department of Labor in Boston from 1939 to 1957 and before that, he worked for the Social Security Board in Baltimore, Md. from 1937 to 1939. Mr. Pettit was also employed by the Passamaquoddy Project in Maine and at the Portsmouth Naval Yard in New Hampshire. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Mount Pleasant Senior Citizens Association. Besides his wife he leaves a son, Kevin Pettit of North Providence; two daughters, Maureen McDevitt of Cumberland and Ann Marie Calley of Pawtucket; two brothers, George Pettit of Florida and Louis Pettit of Calais; three sisters, Dorothy Rettig of Stoneham, Mass., Mary Daly of California and Kathlyn Shirley of New York; and eleven grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Jude's Church, Front Street. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. [Providence Journal (RI) - Saturday, March 19, 1988. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 02/16/2017

Norma L. Smith Brown, 95, formerly of Hallowell and of Cobbossee Ave., Gardiner, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Maine General Rehabilitation and Nursing Care at Gray Birch in Augusta. She was born in Lynchburg, Va., on Aug 6, 1910, a daughter of Eldon and Abigail Gallishon Smith. A graduate of Calais Academy, Norma was an outstanding basketball player, playing on a championship basketball team. She was active, with her husband, on various organizations in Hallowell. She was a former member of the Old South Congregational Church in Hallowell. She was a former member of the Rebecca's in Hallowell. She loved her friends, keeping in touch with them daily. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Roland W. Brown; all her brothers; and all her sisters. She is survived by her son, Roland W. Brown Jr. of Winslow; three daughters, LouVain R. Monroe of Gardiner, Beverly F. Warming of Sickleville, N.J. and Sylvia J. Brown of Augusta; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. There will be no funeral or visiting hours. Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner. [Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine 010406 provided by Marilyn Strout]

Arlene Woodman, in 1928 enrolled at Colby College

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