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Persis M Churchill - Grave
North Raymond Cemetery, East Raymond, Cumberland, Maine
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  (b. 17 September 1827Raymond, Maine, USA   d. 11 February 1905Lewiston, Maine, USA )  

Persis M Churchill was born 17 September 1827 in Raymond, Maine, USA. Persis M Churchill was the child of

She married  Samuel Hodgdon 27 December 1850 in Raymond, Maine, USA .  Samuel Hodgdon  was born 12 February 1827 in Otisfield, Maine, USA .  He died 13 October 1904 in Raymond, Maine, USA . 

Persis M Churchill died 11 February 1905 in Lewiston, Maine, USA.

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Daughter of Matthew Churchill and Dorothy Hall

NOTE: owned and operated the boarding house in Lewiston where Jean B. Jacques resided at the time of the murder

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Persis M Churchill married flag Samuel Hodgdon-- Date: 27 December 1850 Place: Raymond, Maine, USA

1. Lucy Hodgdon, d. in infancy.

2. Elizabeth Hodgdon, b. Sept. 30, 1856; m. Horace Strout.

3. Samuel Hodgdon, b. Sept. 9, 1859; m. Fannie McNally, d. Mar 6, 1930. Buried in N. Raymond, Maine.

4. Ellen Hodgdon, b. Sept. 5, 1861; m. Hadley Hunt.

5. Mabel Hodgdon, b. May 23, 1863; m. Zenas Haines.

6. Alfred Lyman Hodgdon, b. June 6, 1865.

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Updated: 1/7/2014 1:51:35 AM

17 September 1827
Raymond, Maine, USA

1850 Marriage / Partner
Persis M Churchill and Samuel Hodgdon 27 December 1850, Raymond, Maine, USA

1870 Raymond, Cumberland, Maine
name: Persis Hodgdon
estimated birth year: 1828
gender: Female
age in 1870: 42y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Maine
home in 1870: Maine, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Samuel Hodgdon M 43y Maine
Persis Hodgdon F 42y Maine
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1900 Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
name: Perces M Hodgdon
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residence: Lewiston city, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Sep 1827
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
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1904 Death of Spouse/Partner
Samuel Hodgdon died 13 October 1904, Raymond, Maine, USA

11 February 1905
Lewiston, Maine, USA

Mrs. Persis M. Hodgdon

Mrs. Persis M. Hodgdon of Lewiston died Saturday morning at her home, 147 Park street, aged 77 years.

Mrs. Hodgdon was born in North Raymond, Sept. 17, 1827, and was the daughter of Matthew and Dorothy (Hall) Churchill.

In early life she was a mill operative, learning to weave in one of the mills in Biddeford and later worked in the mill of the Hamilton Corporation in Lowell, Mass. During her residence in Lowell, she became acquainted with Samuel S. Hodgdon, whom she married. He died last October. Four children survive her, namely, Samuel S. Hodgdon, Alfred L. Hodgdon and Nellie Hodgkins, wife of John P. Hodgkins, all of Lewiston, and Mabel Haines, now residing in Portland, Oregon. Her oldest child, Elizabeth, died some years ago at Raymond. Two children died in early infancy.

Mrs. Hodgdon came to Lewiston on her fiftieth birthday and as she was wont to say, with just $50 in her pocket. She lived for several years on lower Lisbon street, keeping a boarding house. About 23 years ago she began the purchase of her property at 147 Park street, and by dint of great industry, frugality and economy gathered together a handsome property. For twenty years Mrs. Hodgdon furnished meals to the prisoners at City Building, a long and faithful service. She kept boarders until about two years ago.

Mrs. Hodgdon was a very remarkable woman. In many ways, a type of the old New England stock, country bred in the old solid virtues of her early days. Honesty was her characteristic virtue. But perhaps not less characteristic was her industry and her economy. But she was not stingy far from it. She cared nothing for style and dress for herself, but she had a warm, kind heart and did unnumbered kindnesses that are known only to the recipients. Not long ago she gave $100 to place a poor old acquaintance and friend in an old ladies' home. This was a sample of her kindness and generosity. But in these matters, she let not her right know what her left hand had done. Her religious sympathies were with the Free Baptist denomination. Her illness was brief, but she bore her sufferings heroically, cared for attentively by her children and sympathizing friends. And she had hosts of friends, friends who knew and appreciated the real excellence of her sturdy, honest character. In their mother's life her children have the memory of tender, patient love, of unremitting kindness and service until death closed her eyes.

Of her own family, one sister, Mrs. Sarah Small of South Portland survives.

The funeral will occur at her late residence on Monday at 10 A.M. The interment will be in the family lot at North Raymond, Me.

Lewiston Saturday Journal, Lewiston, Maine
February 11, 1905

North Raymond Cemetery
East Raymond, Cumberland County, Maine

Hodgdon, Samuel S, Section C, Lot 2, "Feb 12, 1827- Oct 13, 1904"
Hodgdon, Persis M, Section C, Lot 2, "Wife of Samuel. Sept 17, 1827- Feb 11, 1905"
Hodgdon, Samuel S, Section C, Lot 3, "Sept 9, 1859- June 5, 1931"
Hodgdon, Mabel, Section C, Lot 3, "May 23, 1863- Dec 4, 1933"
Hodgdon, Lucy A, Section C, Lot 3, "Died Apr 1, 1864 @ 15 yrs 8 mo 12 days"
Hodgdon, Infant, Section C, Lot 3, "Infant son of Samuel & Persis Died 17, 1858"

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