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flag  Lucy Ellen  WADSWORTH

  (b. 12 December 1847Monmouth, Maine, USA   d. 11 August 1919Sabattus, Maine, USA )  
Summary: Lucy Ellen WADSWORTH was born 12 December 1847 in Monmouth, Maine, USA. Lucy Ellen WADSWORTH was the child of Elias Howard WADSWORTH and Diana BAILEY

She married  Frank E SPOFFORD 23 October 1879 in Winthrop, Maine, USA .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Frank E SPOFFORD  was born 27 July 1852 in Greene, Maine, USA .  He died 22 March 1911 in Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster) .  He was the son of Jacob Anderson SPOFFORD and Rosetta Ann PRATT.

Lucy Ellen WADSWORTH died 11 August 1919 in Sabattus, Maine, USA .
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Did You Know?America - Did you know? October 16, 1859 - Abolitionist John Brown and 21 followers capture federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Va. (now W. Va.), in an attempt to spark a slave revolt.

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Snaps - Take one cup of molasses, three-quarters of a cup of sugar, one tablespoon each of powdered cloves, cinnamon and allspice. Add these to one-half cup of melted butter and beat in two teaspoons soda, and flour enough to roll. Roll very thin, cut out with a tin cutter and bake in pans in a hot oven.

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The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872
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Lucy Ellen WADSWORTH married flag Frank E SPOFFORD-- Date: 23 October 1879 Place: Winthrop, Maine, USA
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Frank E SPOFFORD was the son of Jacob Anderson SPOFFORD and Rosetta Ann PRATT


Groom's Name: Frank E. Spofford
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Bride's Name: Lucy E. Wadsworth
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Marriage Date: 23 Oct 1879
Marriage Place: Winthrop,Kennebec,Maine
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M50320-2
System Origin: Maine-ODM
Source Film Number: 12299
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Collection: Maine Marriages, 1771-1907


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flag Edson Jacob SPOFFORD (b.28 June 1882, , Maine, USA  d. 16 September 1963, Hallowell, Maine, USA)


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Lucy Ellen WADSWORTH - The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, Friday Morning, August 23, 1901
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Lucy Ellen WADSWORTH - Lewiston Evening Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, August 22, 1901
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Birth
12 December 1847
Monmouth, Maine, USA

USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, ...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1848

News 1851 - (Monmouth, ME) - First Academy building burned.

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905 -

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet...Read MORE...


USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated...Read MORE...


USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

www.civilwar.org/ education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html - December 20, 1860

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

www.wikipedia.org - February 8, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

www.wikipedia.org - April 20, 1861

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).

www.wikipedia.org - July 3, 1863

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the end of the ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That speech has come to be known ...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west,...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at...Read MORE...


USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was...Read MORE...


Is this her?
1869
This may certify that Augustus E. McLaughlin of Bradford Me & Miss Lucy E. Wadsworth of...Read MORE...


1870 Monmouth, Kennebec, Maine
name: Lucy Ellen Wadsworth
estimated birth year: 1847
gender: Female
age in 1870: 23y
color...Read MORE...


World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown


News 1870 - Maine has a mail carrier, now 76 years of age, who has carried the mail daily from North Monmouth to Monmouth Centre for twenty-one years, and has missed but one trip during that time.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - January 29, 1870

World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire


USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis &...Read MORE...


USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans...Read MORE...


USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline...Read MORE...


USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped ...Read MORE...


1879 Marriage / Partner
Lucy Ellen WADSWORTH and Frank E SPOFFORD 23 October 1879, Winthrop, Maine, USA
USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
THE RED CROSS SOCIETY
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those...Read MORE...


1882 Birth of Child
Edson Jacob SPOFFORD was born 28 June 1882, , Maine, USA
USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.

www.wikipedia.org - May 1, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

www.wikipedia.org - December 6, 1884

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at...Read MORE...


World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

www.wikipedia.org - January 29, 1886

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1887

News 1888 - A MAINE VILLAGE WIPED OUT. ALL THE STORES AND THE POST OFFICE DESTROYED BY FIRE.
WINTHROP, Me., April 19 - A disastrous fire occurred in Monmouth Centre this afternoon, destroying...Read MORE...


USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city...Read MORE...


World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition
World's Columbian Exposition is held in Chicago, commemorating the 400th anniversary of European exploratory voyages to the western hemisphere. www.e-referencedesk.com/ ...Read MORE...


USA 1894 - Pullman strike
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It...Read MORE...


World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike


USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
in 1897, at 6 am, over 100 people crowded onto the first train to travel through a tunnel under...Read MORE...


News 1898 - FIRST CAR TO SABATIS. It Went Over the Route on Friday Forenoon. Who Were in the Party and Something About the Trip.
The Sabatis line of the Lewiston, Bath and Brunswick electric road is sufficiently completed that a ...Read MORE...


USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud...Read MORE...


1900 Webster, Androscoggin, Maine
Name Lucy E Spofford
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Residence Webster town, Androscoggin, Maine
Birth Date Dec...Read MORE...


USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress,...Read MORE...


USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
THE KIOWA SALOONS RAIDED.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday....Read MORE...


100 Years Ago - 1901
The farm buildings belonging to Mr. Elbridge Libby on the side of Sabattus Lake opposite the...Read MORE...


Webster, Androscoggin, Maine
Webster, Androscoggin, Maine
DEATH OF AGED WEBSTER WOMAN
WEBSTER, Me., Feb. 18 (Special.) - The ...Read MORE...


World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII.

www.wikipedia.org - January 22, 1901

News 1903 - SABATIS CITIZENS Object to Certain Features of the Saturday Night Dances
SABATIS, Me., Feb. 17 (Special). - The public opinion in this section is aroused to a...Read MORE...


World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a...Read MORE...


USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

June 16, 1903

USA 1903 - October - First World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It...Read MORE...


USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St....Read MORE...


USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
February 23 – For $10 million, the United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone...

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World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

www.wikipedia.org - April 7, 1906

USA 1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile.

www.wikipedia.org - September 27, 1908

1910 Webster, Androscoggin, Maine
Name Lucy E Spofford
Birthplace Maine
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Residence Webster,...Read MORE...


1911 Death of Spouse/Partner
Frank E SPOFFORD died 22 March 1911, Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)
News 1911 - Lake View Park Bathers
SABATIS, Me. - Frank Lombard who has done so much toward making Lake View Park a pleasant spot, is...Read MORE...


World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic
At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship, which carried 2,200 passengers and ...Read MORE...


USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
MANY STATES TO DEDICATE HIGHWAY
New Route Across Continent Will Be Inaugurated With Many...Read MORE...


USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.

www.wikipedia.org - December 23, 1913

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
GIVES APPROVAL TO MOTHERS' DAY
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress
FLAGS...Read MORE...


World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium
August 1, 1914 - Germany declares war on Russia. France and Belgium begin full mobilization.

August 3, 1914 - Germany declares war on France, and invades neutral Belgium. Britain then sends an...Read MORE...


USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham ...Read MORE...


World History 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.

www.wikipedia.org - May 7, 1915

USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

www.americaslibrary.gov - May 30, 1916

USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

With the passage of the new government...Read MORE...


USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.
U.S. At War
GERMAN SHIPS ARE SEIZED
HOUSE PASSES WAR BILL BY VOTE 373-50

Washington, April 6 - America is at war. Amidst the most dramatic scenes ever witnessed in congress, the House early...Read MORE...


USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
AVERAGE MAN HAS A 20 TO 1 CHANCE OF BEING DRAFTED
But He Must Register on Tuesday or Go to...Read MORE...


World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.

www.wikipedia.org - October 31, 1918

Death
11 August 1919
Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)

Lucy Ellen Spofford
Lucy Ellen Spofford, widow of the late Frank Spofford, died at the home of her son, Edson, at Sabatis early this morning following a long illness.

Mrs. Spofford was born in Monmouth but has lived in Sabatis for over 40 years. She is survived by one sister, Myra Day of Monmouth and one son Edson, of Sabatis, also several nieces and nephews.

Lewiston Evening News
August, 11, 1919

Sabattus
Funeral Services of Mrs. Frank Spofford Held Yesterday
The funeral services of Mrs. Frank Spofford, whose death occurred here Monday, were held from her home here this morning. The services were conducted by Rev. Erwin Dennett of Brooklyn, N. Y. Interment was at Greene cemetery.

Lewiston Daily Sun
Thursday, August 14, 1919


Mr and Mrs E. E. Day and son Willard went to Sabattus Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mrs Day's sister, Mrs. Lucy Ellen Spofford. Mrs Spofford was the oldest daughter of the late Elias and Diana (Bailey) Wadsworth of Monmouth. Mrs Day is the only living member of a large family.

Daily Kennebec Journal
August 15, 1919


Lucy is buried at:
Greene Cemetery, Greene, Androscoggin, Maine
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