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Graduates Class of 1929

Edna Mae Baker Dorothy Beckett
(Arnold College)
Louis Merrill Becket
Paul Wood Beckett Gwendolyn Iona Berry
(Mrs. Harold Hamilton)
Bertha Beryl Boone
(Mrs. Kenneth Scott)
Ben Boxer Sarah Elizabeth Boudro Margaret Irene Budd
(Miss Crabbe's Business School)
Ivy V. Carlow Arthur Blake Carter Mary L. Cavanaugh
Daniel Angus Chase Lillian M. Chisholm George Edward Elliott
Melva Fraser
(Teacher Red Beach;
 Mrs. Elmer Day)
Virginia Ruth Grant Lawrence Sheldon Hall
Alden J. Johnson Ethan L. Johnson Pauline G. Johnson
James Robert Kirkpatrick Helen Margaret Lane Elizabeth Alice Leeman
Viola Mae Leeman
(Mrs. Herbert Barnard)
Cornelius H. Mabey Helen Ethel Mahar
Nellie Dyer MacKaskell
(Mrs. Sam Nason)
Margaret Helena Maguire
(Nurse; Mrs. Vincent Fisher)
George E. McEwen
Thelma McGlauflin Phyllis Pauline McMorran
Ruth Estelle Miner
(Old Colony Secretarial School)
Margaret Ellen Mode Eldon Leighbert Moore Josephine Moore
Harold Bernard Murphy Norman A. Nixon Gertrude Marie Noble
Stella Louise Noddin
Alice Irma Redding Elva Una Ross
Hubert W. Ross Albert Leroy Skidds John Eldrid Smith 
(University of ME)
Robert Freeman Smith Norma Louvain Smith Charles H. Spinney
Barbara Lincoln Spurling
(Coburn Classical Institute; Mrs. Carl Brooks)
Margaret Louise Stanhope
(Mrs. Albert Varnum)
Gertrude Florence Strout (Nurse)
Myrtle Alane Tompkins Frances Elizabeth Townsend
(Nasson Institute)
Dorothy Eleanor Trainor
Nellie E. Tyler
(Mrs. Hubert Ross)
Mary Eileen Walsh Owen Willis Wardwell
John Donald Young Ruby I. Card  

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Edna Baker Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  120809

Paul Beckett Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

SCARBOROUGH -- Bertha Beryl (Boone) Scott Strout, 98, died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Beryl was born on June 15, 1912 in Fredrickton, New Brunswick, Canada to Sadie (Staples) Boone and George Wellington Boone. Her father died when she was three leaving her and her sister with their grandparents while their mother went into nurses' training in Rhode Island. She rejoined her mother four years later, and her early education was in schools around Boston, as her mother did private nursing in that area. When she was 12 her mother remarried and she and her sister moved to Calais with her parents and she graduated from Calais Academy in 1929. She married Kenneth W. Scott in 1930, and they had two daughters, Melva and Joyce Scott. In the midst of the Depression they built a small home and lived near the Scott farm. In 1937 Kenneth died, leaving her with two small children. As she was determined not to leave her daughters in care as she had been left by her mother's employment, she helped her father-in-law keep his cows for the milk and she made her children's clothing and managed for three years to take care of her children and home. She remarried in 1941 to Derwood Strout and moved her children to Wallingford, Conn. where she enjoyed being a helpmate to her husband as they farmed a large apple orchard, and became pioneers in the new concept of Controlled Atmosphere Storage for apples. She traveled with her husband throughout New England helping set up controlled atmosphere storage for apple farmers. They also had the first frozen locker plant and Beryl often went on early T.V. for the Farm Bureau Extension Service to show women how to give up canning and start freezing their foods. She was elected to the Wallingford School Board where she served for many years. When Governor Demspy of Connecticut wanted to establish community colleges in the state he called on her to be on the State School Board. She was proud to help find locations, builders and to be involved in hiring college Presidents for nine community colleges. She had never been able to go to college herself, so she was very proud to be able to help young people find a way to attend college from their homes for a very minimal fee. She was proud of that service throughout her life. She and her husband retired to Maine to be near their daughters, who lived in Yarmouth and Freeport. When her husband died she lived with her daughter Joyce and her husband David for many years playing golf at Lake Side Country Club in Inverness, Fla. and for five years at Lake Keyser Country Club, Lovell, ME and at Freeport Country Club in Freeport. She spent time with her daughter Melva and her husband Maynard Smith on the Merry Meeting Bay in Topsham enjoying the water views and birds. She was also spending summers on Westcustogo Point, Yarmouth with her beloved granddaughter Christie Harriman and her husband Philip. She had six grandchildren, Christie Harriman of Yarmouth, Z. Scott Smith of Pittsburg, Penn., Daniel Smith of Puerto Rico, Michael Smith of Pownal, Margaret Griswold and Martha Marques both of Portland. She also leaves 15 great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Jared and Madelyn Harriman; Aaron, Scott and Bryan Smith; Sarah Pygman, Shannon Thereault, Eric Smith, Christopher Thompson, Martha Byron, Lori Kraft, Matt Griswold, Devan Marques and Blake Smith; as well as 15 great-great-grandchildren. She lived 98 years, and was well loved by her daughters and their husbands and was a treasure to all who knew her. A family memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.Please visit for additional information and to sign Beryl's guestbook. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can be made to: The Breakwater School 856 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME 04102. [Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 20, 2010. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Ruby I. Card Lewis, 87, formerly of Fleeetwood Street died Wednesday at a Winthrop health care facility. Born in Calais, a daughter of Lincoln and Christina McLean Card, she graduated from Calais High School. Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Central Square Baptist Church and was very active in church organizations. Her husband, Gordon M. Lewis, died in 1978. Surviving are a son, David Lewis of North Monmouth; a daughter, Mary Jane Lewis of Portland, a brother Colin Card. [Portland Press Herald 5/21/1998]

Ivy Carlow Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Mary Cavanagh Armstrong Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.] 022811 

George Elliott Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 042209

Helen Mahar Hill Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Thelma McGlauflin Hopkins Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042209

Norman Nixon Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 022811 

Alice I Redding Trainor, 84, of West Main St. died Saturday at a Yarmouth nursing home after many years with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Calais, a daughter of Frank and Ella Scott Redding. She was graduated from Calais Academy in 1929. Mrs. Trainor was a resident of Yarmouth for over 50 years. During the 1950's she and her husband, Harold J. Trainor, owned and operated a sporting goods store located on US Route 1. She later was self-employed in the real estate business.... [Portland Press Herald 2/10/1997]

Hubert W. Ross. CALAIS - Hubert W. Ross was born Nov. 19, 1912 at Portland, Ore., and died Feb. 14, 2004, at Calais Regional Hospital. He grew up in Calais and graduated from Calais Academy with the Class of 1929. He was a military retiree who had served in the U.S. Marines, the Coast Guard, and the U.S. Army. The Marine service included "boot camp" at San Diego in 1930; Pearl Harbor in 1931; the "USS Tennessee," a battleship, in 1932-33. He was discharged from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, N.H. in 1934. He patrolled Portland harbor with the Coast Guard Reserve in 1943. The Army service involved induction in 1944; "boot camp" at Fort Knox, Ky.; OCS and being commissioned; Fort Riley, Kan., training Mech. Cavalry; ETO and establishing the Constabulary; Russian Autobahn Blockage and Berlin Airlift; American buildup in Germany (USSR had 18 divisions; vs. U.S.'s scant 2); Korea; and retirement in 1961 at HQ, U.S. Second Army, Fort Meade, Md., as a major. He is survived by sons, Norman and wife, Marcie, of Florence, Ala., Kenneth of Adrian, Mich., James and wife, Mary, of Gibson, N.C., Carl and wife, Heather, of Calais; daughters, Mary (Ross) Lane and husband, Lawrence, of Calais and Winter Haven Fla., and R. Julie Ross Marshall of Cape Elizabeth; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Nellie Tyler Ross, dearly beloved wife of Hubert, passed away Dec. 1,1997. He always felt that winning her was the greatest achievement of his life. He will be buried with her in the Baring Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial donations in his name to Down East Hospice, care of 22 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619, or to a charity of one's choice. Services will be held at a later date. [Bangor Daily News 02/20/04

Barbara Lincoln (Spurling) Brooks passed away Dec. 28, 2003 at the age of 91 in Brunswick. The cause was congestive heart failure. She was born Feb. 12, 1912, at Cranberry Isles, the daughter of Charles Samuel and Edna Mae (Hatfield) Spurling. She attended schools at Cranberry Isles and Calais, graduating from Calais Academy. For 34 years her primary residences had been Ellsworth and Cranberry Isles. In failing health for the last four years, she resided in assisted living apartments at Ocean View in Flamouth and The Governor King Wing of The Highlands in Topsham. She was primarily a homemaker. She taught school in Monmouth during the 1950s. She served for many years on the board of the Congregational Church on Great Cranberry Island. She was a talented musician and artist. She played violin in the Augusta Symphony; and sang in the choirs of the Congregational Church in Ellsworth, and the Baptist and Episcopal churches in Augusta. She was a volunteer worker in the Hancock County Meals for Me and Hospice programs. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl A. Brooks; one son, Edward S. “Ebbie” Brooks; her sister, Louise H. Sorensen; and her brother, Nelson E. Spurling. She is survived by one son and his wife, Carl N. and Patricia E. Brooks of Cranberry Isles; and by two grandsons, Francis C. Brooks of Yarmouth and Carl N. Brooks II of Philadelphia. [Ellsworth American 1/1/2004]

Margaret Stanhope Varnum Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042309

John Eldrid Smith. My father, Dr. John Eldrid Smith, died in November of 1989. He was born and grew up in Calais and graduated from Calais Academy in 1929. Our family will be visiting Calais this June (2007) and we are wondering whether any of his family (e.g. Freeman Smith) and friends are still alive. His mother was Margaret Hayman Smith and his father was Arthur (Dick) Smith who owned a grocery store in Calais. His father, John Arthur Smith, had 16 children. If you know my father and would like to meet us, please call us on 301-591-2490. 

Norma Smith Brown Obituary  [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.] 

Gurtrude Florence Strout Winter (Mrs. George H. Jr.) Obituary provided by her daughter Nancy W. Spooner

Owen Willis Wardwell born 9/22/1911,  died 1/13/1964 in Calais, married 9/23/1933 to Arlene Dwelly in Calais. Listed in 1942 Claremont NH directory  as Assistant Manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance. Listed in 1957 Bangor ME directory as as an agent for Metropolitan Life. 

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