Calais Academy

Class of 1930

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Graduates Class of 1930

Charlotte Julia Bates
(Oak Grove Seminary)
Darrell R. Bagley Catherine V. Bernardini
Pauline Hall Berry Doris Evelyn Boone
(Mrs. Frank Mitchell)
Ruth Frances Brogan
John William Brownrigg Christina Maria Burgess
(Maine School of Commerce Bangor)
Florence Elthere Carlow
Altha E. Cavanagh Frank Samuel Clark Bessie Gertrude Cooke
Charles Alden Cookson Josephine Francis Cumberland
(Mrs. Merle Card)
Frank W. Frost
Manfred Lewis Hall Harry Hamilton Doris Pauline Hammond
David Weston Haycock Ivilla Hinds Donlena Edith Johnson
Lucy Stilphen Kenison
(Mrs. Curtin Ingalls)
Esther Lavaughn King Horatio H. Lane
Gordon Mathias Lewis Annie Mabel Lidstone Mary Catherine Lunn
Lillian Edith Mabey
(Mrs. James Fitzmaurice)
Berla B. MacLeod Lela MacWilliam
Mary Mathews
(Mrs. B. F. Hull)
Helen Elizabeth McClure James T. McClure
William Everett McKnight Olive Elizabeth McLean
(Mrs. Herbert Bacon)
Esther I. McNelley
Dana Cary Miles Ruth Irene Moffitt Lloyd Albert Morrison
Eileen Frances Murphy Charlotte Christine Olsson Virginia J. Olsson
Louis J. Pettit Wilbert J. Pullen Francis P. Rutherford
Fernald Smith Alfred Staples Margaret Steeves
Mary V. Thompson
(Teacher Calais)
Harry Townsend Doris Maude Warren
James H. Wasson Constance Beryl White Phyllis Wilder
Roland Russell Young Harold Barnard Jessie Gordon
Madeline Bunker Myrtle Cone  

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Darrel R. Bagley, 73, of 47 East Commonwealth Drive, Died April 1, 1986, at a local hospital after a brief  illness. He was born in Robbinston, the son of Ralph and Alice Carson Bagley. He graduated from Calais Academy. Mr. Bagley retired in 1974 as Superintendent of Installations at New England Telephone Co. having worked for 42 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Falmouth Rod and Gun Club and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis McIntee Bagley of Portland; one son, Jon P. Bagley of Gray. [Bangor Daily News 4/2/1986]

Charlotte Bates Brooks Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 120809

Pauline Berry Gerke Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 022811

Madelene Bunker Russ  Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Altha Cavanagh Perkins Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]   

Myrtle A. Cone McWilliams, 94, of Newland Avenue died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, Graybirch Drive, Augusta. She was born in Milltown on April 1, 1912, the daughter of Oscar and Laura (Hatch) Cone. She graduated from Calais Academy where she played on the basketball team. Myrtle married W. Frank McWilliams in 1937 and was a homemaker for the first few years. She then worked in the cafeteria at Buker School in Augusta, and later worked at Augusta General Hospital (now MaineGeneral Medical Center) as executive housekeeper until her retirement. Myrtle was a member of the Green Street United Methodist Church. She enjoyed taking care of her home and following national politics. She also loved to watch Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics play. Myrtle collected glass and ceramic shoes, and had an extensive and decorative collection. She was predeceased by her husband, W. Frank McWilliams, on March 13, 1977. She is survived by a daughter, Sallee Cone and her husband, Robert, of Gardiner; two grandchildren, Marc Cone and his wife, Deborah Sparrow, of Gardiner, and Kirc Cone of Rochester, N.H.; three great-grandchildren, Isac, Alec and Camden Cone; also several nieces and nephews. [Kennebec Journal]

Frank Frost Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Harry Hamilton, My Dad passed away after a massive stroke on Jan. 28,2003.  He was 89 yrs. old.  He was pleased that some folks contacted him through this web site. Heidi Bradford Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042209

Esther King Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Anne Mabel Lidstone Pinkham of Ocala, Fla., passed away Nov. 6, 2010, in Ocala, Fla. Mrs. Pinkham was born on July 11, 1913, in Danforth the daughter of Reverend Issac H. and Lucy (Reynolds) Lidstone. She attended schools in Patten and Machias, and graduated from Calais Academy in 1930. She then attended and graduated in 1932 from what is presently known as University of Maine at Fairfield. She began teaching at Mount Vernon in the fall of 1932. Due to ill health, she was obliged to give up school in 1933 and regain her health. She did substitute teaching for many years in several districts and unions. She married Charles Pinkham in 1937. After her husband retired from teaching in public school, they moved to Unity so he could teach at Unity College. They enjoyed traveling together and they kept their home in Unity after he again retired. Mrs. Pinkham was an avid reader and made good use of Unity College Library. She enjoyed arts and crafts and she belonged to a local group in Unity for a number of years. Extension was also a part of her life for over 50 years. She was a leader for sewing, cooking as well as other areas and this gave her great pleasure. She was a member of the Knox-Lincoln Advisory Board, where she met members of other counties and worked to improve Extension statewide. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Charles; her son, George Pinkham; two sisters; and three brothers. Mrs. Pinkham is survived by her daughter-in-law, Irene Pinkham; a granddaughter, Lori Driggers and husband, Tom; a great-granddaughter, Kellsie Driggers; a great-grandson, Dylan Driggers; a special niece, Robin Pinkham; and several nieces and nephews. After cremation, she will be buried in Quaker Hill Cemetery alongside her husband. Condolences may be expressed at HYPERLINK "" Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 107 Main St., Fairfield; (800)660-2111. [Published in Morning Sentinel on November 9, 2010] 

Lela MacWilliam Hill Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042009

Gordon Mathias Lewis. My father graduated from Calais. We lived in Calais until 1949 so I still think of it as "down home." Mary J. Lewis, Portland, ME.  

F. Eileen Murphy Burnett Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.] 022811

C. Christine Olson Mowatt Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 022811

Virginia Olsson: Ollie was my Dad, he married my Mother Mary Canavan Olsson [class of '34] in 1935, my dad passed away in 1988, way too young. His sister Virginia, lived in Washington D.C., she never married, but was 1 of 2 women who had knowledge of the Manhattan project in ww2, as she was the sole administrative assistant to the general manager of the Atomic Bomb project, she stayed with Gen kd. Nichols employment until her death in October of 1999. She is buried in the Olaf and Eva Olsson plot in the Calais Cemetery, with her mom and dad. My dad died in October 1988; my mom, Mary "Mame Canavan" Olsson passed away on 23 March 2003.  She and my Dad are buried at the Veterans Cemetery in Augusta.  She and my dad were married for 53 years before he died. They had 2 children, my sister Joyce Olsson Pinkham, of Brunswick, me, and North Port Florida, and of course me, the son. I am they say the spitting image of my dad now, , my name is Orville "ollie" I am 55, USMC VietNam vet, and retired.. My sister gave them 3 grandchildren, and 7 greatgrandkids.  My other Aunt, Dot Miles passed away in the summer of 2002, and is buried in Calais, my Uncle Richard Canavan is buried in the St Stephen Cemetery. The Old Olsson block in downtown Calais was owned by my Dads Dad, and his Dads Brothers, Olaf was my grandfather, and his brothers Karl, and Nils. We were related to the Roots, Pauline, and the Christine Mowat, guess that is how it is spelled, only met her once. My dad , and my aunt Virginia were brought up by the Goodes, Margaret and Virginia, I think, and the Whites, my dad was a great friend of Ernie White, Carl Kellenberg, Arhtur Austin, and Doc Wade. My Mom's Mom was Nina Patterson, first husband was Richard Canavan Sr, her relatives were Fred Canavan, Jim Canavan, and the rest of the Canavans. Our remaining relatives in Calais are the Reddings, and Mingo's. I live in Waterville, and my sister lives in Brunswick. Enough history, am putting together some scrap books about the Calais connection. Gave a old Calais , and surrounding area history  of the late 1800's, and early 1900's to the Coltarts, who live in the Calais area, I think he gave it to the Library there. I have a nice picture of the 1934 Calais Academy Girls Basketball team.  My Phone number is 207-873-0586; would love to hear from anyone who remembers my dad, mom, and aunt. 34 Oak St., Waterville ME 0490   Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Louis J. Pettit '35, died April 9, 1998, in Calais, Maine, at 85. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Europe between 1942 and 1946. For more than 33 years he was an immigration inspector with the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Calais. He was married to Mary Bires Pettit, and the couple had three sons. [Colby Magazine] 

Harry Townsend Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 022811

Phylis Wilder Flagg Obituary [provided by Thelma Eye Brook]

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