William Franklin LOWELL

Male 1828 - 1878  (49 years)


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  • Name William Franklin LOWELL 
    Born 17 Feb 1828  Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jan 1878  Newport, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Chesterville VR: “Oct. 11, 1854: The intentions of marriage between Mr. William F. Lowell of this town and Miss Clara H. Peterson of Portland were this day entered as the law directs. Certified Oct. 11, 1854.”

      "He was a farmer; member of school board; county commissioner; first selectman of Chesterville for 14 years. They settled in Chesterville, Farmington, and Newport, Maine, where he was station agent on the M.C.R.R. until d. The widow res. in Waltham Mass."

      Possible record:
      California State Census, 1852:
      Tuolumne:
      W. F. Lowell, age 24, miner, born in Me. place of last residence: Maine.

      1860 Census, p. 172: Maine, Franklin Cty., Chesterville:
      W. F. Lowell, age 32, farmer, real estate valued at $1,400, personal property valued at $400;
      Clara H., age 29;
      Benj. F., age 4;
      Charlie A., age 2;
      Clara E., age 1;
      Hannah, age 61;
      Barzilla, age 39, gardiner, personal property valued at $100;
      Hannah E., age 27; teacher of common schools, personal property valued at $200.

      U.S. Civil War Draft Registration Records, 1863-1865:
      Residence: Chesterville
      Name: Lowell, William F.
      Age, 1st July, 1863: 35
      White or Colored: White
      Profession, Occupation, or Trade: Farmer
      Place of Birth: Maine

      William F. Lowell, principal, from the town of Chesterville, had a substitute, David Anderson, serve for him in the Civil War. Anderson was in the Army, served for 3 years, and mustered in April 25, 1864.

      1870 Census: ME: Franklin: Chesterville:
      William F. Lowell, age 42, farmer, $1800, $120, born in ME;
      Clara H., age 33, keeping house, born in ME;
      Benjamin F., age 14, at home, born in ME;
      Charles A., age 12, at home, born in ME;
      Ella C., age 11, at school, born in ME;
      John S., age 9, born in ME;
      Osroe W., age 3, born in ME;
      Hannah, age 72, keeping house; born in ME;
      Hannah E., age 38. keeping house, $500, born in ME.

      Served as representative from Franklin County at the Republican State Convention held on Thursday, June 29th, 1871 for the purpose of nominating a candidate for governor and transacting any other business that may properly come before the convention. (From Bangor Daily Whig article posted Saturday, June 10, 1871).

      Newspaper clipping in the John Fairfield Lowell family bible from the Farmington Chronicle, Thursday, Jan. 24, 1878, p. 3: "Chesterville--Our correspondent (W.) writes: Two weeks of excellent weather and traveling have been industriously improved by all classes having business in this bustling world. Notable among these have been the bark teams directed towards the tannery, on some days more than fifty loads being received. More than five hundred cords have been engaged, and a considerable quantity beside has been offered... Rev. Herbert Tilden of Lamoine, preached at the church in Chesterville on Sabbath last. He is an interesting speaker, seldom uses notes, and is always warmly welcomed by a host of acquaintances and friends... Mr. John Richards of South Chesterville, met with a painful accident recently by slipping on the ice breaking and dislocating a hip joint. Being nearly eighty years of age it is somewhat doubtful about his recovery... The death of William F. Lowell, which occurred at Newport on the 12th inst., removes another who has been prominently connected with the affairs of our town. Possibly the fact that he occupied the premises long the home of his grandfather, who was one of the first settlers as well as for many years a successful town officer, was an inducement to make preparations for any position he might be called upon to fill, and when subsequently he served as chairman on the board of selectmen, a portion of the time during the most critical period of the Rebellion, he was found to be prompt and capable, enjoying the confidence of all. He afterward served with distinction as Commissioner of Franklin County, and his associates bear testimony to the faithful discharge of duty. In private life, he was social and free, strongly attached to family and friends, who now mourn the loss of a safe counselor. His age was but a few days short of fifty years."

      Newport town records state that W. F. Lowell sold 4,000 shingles to the town in 1877 for $5.80.

      From page 3 of the January 14, 1878 issue of the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier:
      “Mr. W. F. Lowell who has very acceptably filled the position of Station Agent at Newport for the past five years, died last Saturday. He leaves a wife and five children who with his many friends will long mourn _____.”

      During vist in May, 2006, Newport Town Office gave me the name of Gwen Emory (1-207-368-5260) as the person to contact for information on burial sites. She apparently has all of the burial association records along with historical town records. During a conversation with her, she indicated that she could not locate any grave burial information for either William Franklin or Clara. She did indicate that the town records recorded that “W.F. Lowell sold 4000 shingles to the town of Newport in 1877 for $5.80.”

      Maine Death Record:
      Removal
      Family of William Lowell
      moved to Evergreen Cemetery, Deering, Maine
      Date of removal: Aug 1, 1879 [1]
    Person ID I292  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2015 

    Father Samuel LOWELL, Captain,   b. 5 Mar 1799, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1838, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Hannah LOWELL,   b. 13 Feb 1799, Wilton, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1871, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1821  Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet

    Family Clarinda “Clara” Helen PETERSON,   b. 30 May 1831, New Portland, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1899, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1854  Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Benjamin Franklin LOWELL,   b. 5 Sep 1855, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Charles Albert LOWELL,   b. 2 Oct 1857, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1946, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Clara Ellen "Ellie" LOWELL,   b. 10 May 1859, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1933, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. John Storrer LOWELL,   b. 19 Oct 1861, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Osroe Warren LOWELL,   b. 20 Aug 1866, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1937, Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F99  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Feb 1828 - Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1854 - Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jan 1878 - Newport, Penobscot, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Death. Lowell, William Franklin.  Newspaper column announcing his death.
    Death. Lowell, William Franklin. Newspaper column announcing his death.
    This clipping was found inside John Fairfield Lowell's bible. William Franklin was John Fairfield's older brother. Clipping appeared in the Thursday, January 24, 1878 issue of the Farmington Chronicle, page 3.
    Land Records.  Lowell, Hiram and Hannah Lowell.  Release and quit claim interest in property to their brother, William F. Lowell, 1854.
    Land Records. Lowell, Hiram and Hannah Lowell. Release and quit claim interest in property to their brother, William F. Lowell, 1854.
    Hiram and Hannah Lowell, adult children of Samuel Lowell, release and quit claim their individual interests in property of their deceased father to their older brother, William F. Lowell. Samuel Lowell died on 20 December 1838. After Samuel's death, his property was inherited by his oldest son, Charles Lowell. Charles died, unmarried on 8 August 1847. After Charles' death, Hiram and Hannah released their interests in Charles' property to their oldest brother, William.
    Land Records.  Lowell, John F. and Harriet J. Lowell. Release and quit claim interests in property to their brother, William F. Lowell, 1854.
    Land Records. Lowell, John F. and Harriet J. Lowell. Release and quit claim interests in property to their brother, William F. Lowell, 1854.
    John F. Lowell and sister Harriet J. Lowell, minors represented by older brother, Hiram Lowell, release and quit claim their individual interests in property of their deceased father to their older brother, William F. Lowell. Samuel Lowell died on 20 December 1838. After Samuel's death, his property was inherited by his oldest son, Charles Lowell. Charles died, unmarried on 8 August 1847. After Charles' death, John F. and Harriet J. Lowell released their interests in Charles' property to their oldest brother, William.

    Albums
    Lowell Land Transactions in Chesterville, Maine
    Lowell Land Transactions in Chesterville, Maine (18)
    The images in this album depict a variety of land transactions occurring in Chesterville, Maine. Transactions occurred between 1790-1854.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899., Lowell, Delmar R., (Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vt., 1899).