Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Albert S. Brown, Woodland, Maine

Albet S. Brown was my great-great-grandfather. He was born in 1852 in Maine, son of Solomon and Hannah (Colpitts) Brown. He was a farmer on the Brown Road in Woodland, Maine. He married Augusta Drake on April 11, 1874. They had 7 children including Myrtle, my great-grandmother in 1887.

The 1880 census of Woodland, Maine lists Albert as a farmer, age 26, and living with his wife Augusta, age 27, and two children born in Maine, Albert G. age 5 and Ellin May, age 2.

Albert died Nov. 25, 1914 at age 62 and is buried at lot 88 at the Woodland, Maine cemetery (row next to town garage, toward the back, small almost flat stone.) His wife and 2 sons, Luther and Bertie, who died as children are buried nearby.


Albert S. Brown


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Luther H. Brown, Woodland, Maine

Luther H. Brown was my great-grandmother Myrtle "Nana" Brown McNeal's older brother. He was born about 1878 in Woodland, Maine, the third of seven children of Albert and Augusta (Drake) Brown.
Luther died as a child and is buried at lot 88 at the Woodland, Maine cemetery near his parents and brother Bertel who also died as a child.
My nana was born almost two years after Luther died. Bertie also died before she was born.

Luther H.

Son of

Albert & Augusta


died Oct. 5, 1885

Ae. 7 yrs. 28 ds.

He has gone to the

mansions of rest.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Mary A. Wanstrom Peterson

Maria "Mary A." (Wanstrom) Peterson is buried on Capitol Hill at New Sweden, Maine. She was born about 1857, the third of eight children to Hans N. and Kjersti Wanstrom who settled on the Margison Road in Woodland, Maine.

Mary Peterson died at about age 41 years old, a year and a half after her mother died at age 70 years.

Mary A.
wife of

Geo A Peterson


Jun 10 1898
Ae 41 ys 3 ms

Mary's younger sisters predeceased her (Carrie at age 26 and Annie at age 20) as did her older brother John at age 34 years.

Carrie E.


Oct. 24 1886

Ae 26 ys 3 ms 24 ds

Annie C.


May 21 1889

Ae 20 ys 7 ms

John D.


Sept. 29 1893

Ae 34 ys 10 ms 3 ds

Children of Hans N &

Kjersti Wanstrom

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Martin and Olga Osell, New Sweden, Maine

Martin and Olga Osell are buried at Capitol Hill in the New Sweden Cemetery in Aroostook County, Maine. She was just 20 years old. He died 10 years later at age 44.




Wife of

Martin Osell

May 13 1884

June 6 1904