Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - Portland Harbor, and Islands
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)

Portland Harbor, and Islands
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - Union Station
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)

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Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - Congress Street, from High, Portland, Maine
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)

Congress Street, from High, Portland, Maine
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Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - Hay's Corner, Portland, Maine
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Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)
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Where is Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)?  The first European to attempt settlement was Christopher Levett, an English naval captain who was granted 6,000 acres (24 km2) from the King of England in 1623 to found a permanent settlement in Casco Bay. Levett proposed naming it York after York, England, the town of his birth. A member of the Plymouth Council for New England and an agent for Sir Ferdinando Gorges, Lord Proprietor of Maine, he returned to England and wrote a book about his voyage, hoping to generate support for the settlement. But his efforts yielded little interest, and Levett never returned to Maine. He did sail to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 to confer with Governor John Winthrop, but died during return passage to England on the toilet. It's unknown what became of the men he left behind at Machigonne. Fort Levett, built in 1894 on Cushing Island in Portland Harbor, is named for him.


Deering was a city in Cumberland County, Maine which existed from 1871 to 1899. Until 1871, the town was part of Saccarappa, which also included what is now neighboring Westbrook. In that year, the towns split with little opposition. The 1880 United States Census counted 4,324 residents of the newly formed town.[2] In 1892, Deering was incorporated as a city. In 1899, Deering was annexed by Portland, becoming the northern neighborhoods of the city. wikipedia

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1786 - Portland, Maine founded

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1866 - Terrible Conflagration in Portland, Me. Half of the City Destroyed by Fire!
A TRACK ONE MILE AND A HALF LONG SWEPT BY THE FLAMES!
ALL THE BANKS GONE!
PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN RUINS - A MAJORITY OF THE BUSINESS HOUSES BURNED -FIFTY HOUSES BLOWN UP - THE PEOPLE FLEEING FOR THEIR LIVES - IMMENSE LOSS OF PROPERTY - THE FIRE STILL RAGING.
PORTLAND, July 4. - A terrible fire is her...
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1870 - Train Accident
Thursday afternoon as the five o'clock train on the Portland & Rochester road was making up at the depot in Portland, Walter Mace, a lad eight years old, and son of Mr. John Mace, baggage master, on the Portland & Kennebec railroad, attempted to get on a baggage car, when he slipped and fell upon th...Read MORE...


1876 - Summer Snow Storm
July 4 freak snowstorm struck Portland
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1908 - Million Dollar Blaze this Morning at Portland, Maine
Fire Started in the City Hall, Destroying County Records for the Past One Hundred Years - the Fire Chief Badly Hurt.

Portland, Maine, Jan 24. - A conflagration visited this city early this morning and was not under control till ten o'clock this morning. The flames were fanned by a howling northw...
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1911 - July 4 - Temperature reached 103°F

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1912 - FLEE BERTHED SHIPS ABLAZE Captains and Crews Narrowly Escape In Portland Wharf Fire.
PORTLAND, Me., June 30 - Portland's water front, the scene of several big fires, was again seriously threatened by flames early today, when damage of more than $100,000 was caused in a wharf blaze. Two Boston vessels, the barkentine Kremlin and the three-masted schooner Sallie I'On, which had just f...Read MORE...


January 24, 1935 - Snowstorms hit the northeastern U.S. and the Pacific Northwest producing record 24 hour snowfall totals of 23 inches at Portland ME and 52 inches at Winthrop MA.

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February 16, 1943 - Record cold prevailed in the northeastern U.S. The mercury plunged to -39 degrees at Portland ME.

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1953 - December 1 - WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Billings
 World War II Soldier America/USA  Elliott Allen Billings (22 November 1912, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 7 November 1911, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA)

BREEN
America/USA  MARTIN BERNARD BREEN (DECEMBER, 9 1900, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - NOVEMBER, 29 1942, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA)

Edwards
America/USA  Celia Ann Edwards (10 May 1853, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - bet. 1930-1940, Maine, USA)

Evans
America/USA  John Moulton Evans (27 September 1896, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 1 June 1977, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA)

Graffam
America/USA  Frank Graffam (11 November 1906, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - , )

Hamblen
America/USA  Florena Hamblen (30 December 1855, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 18 February 1912, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  William B Hamblen (8 October 1857, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - , )

Heseltine
America/USA  Marjorie M Heseltine (30 June 1894, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - November 1967, Washington, DC, USA)

Hesletine
America/USA  Marion Elizabeth Hesletine (16 May 1889, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - June 1968, Washington, DC, USA)

Leighton
America/USA  Herbert Clifford Leighton (8 November 1888, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - November 1973, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))

Locke
America/USA  Abigail Locke (1747, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - , )

Longfellow
 America/USA  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (27 February 1807, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 24 March 1882, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA)

Lunt
 America/USA  Eva L Lunt (April 1865, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 19 July 1946, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Moulton
America/USA  Dora Harding Moulton (5 June 1864, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - , )
America/USA  Ellen Gertrude Moulton (12 January 1866, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - , )
 America/USA  Henry Clifford Moulton (11 August 1858, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 21 September 1918, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Mary Lizzie Moulton (17 February 1867, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 1923, Everett, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA)

Noyes
America/USA  Moses Noyes (29 March 1746, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 1831, Pownal, Cumberland, Maine, USA)

Pratt
World War II Soldier America/USA  Butler Hillman Pratt (6 August 1924, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 5 August 2007, Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, USA)

Robinson
 America/USA  Arthur Greenwood Robinson (27 September 1884, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 2 November 1964, Wellesley, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Raymond E Robinson (24 September 1907, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 16 January 1913, Minot, Androscoggin, Maine, USA)

Seavey
America/USA  Edwin Forrest Seavey (19 April 1846, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 22 January 1932, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA)

Swett
America/USA  Priscilla M Swett (October 1843, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - 5 May 1922, Maine, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Archambault
Canada/New France  Delrice Archambault (, Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) - 9 July 1911, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))

Bowen
America/USA  Alfred William Bowen (2 March 1900, Revere, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - 11 March 1982, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))
America/USA  Lyman Leavitt Bowen (04 April 1894, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA - 25 February 1921, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))

Cobb
 America/USA  Grace Agnus Cobb (22 April 1878, Raymond, Cumberland, Maine, USA - 29 October 1967, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone

French
America/USA  David M French (1821, Porter, Oxford, Maine, USA - 24 June 1871, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))
America/USA  David Moulton French (26 September 1893, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA - 13 March 1991, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))

Gowen
America/USA  Fred William Gowen (26 July 1881, Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - 2 November 1968, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))

Harnois
America/USA  Noe Harnois (30 August 1883, Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - 11 May 1975, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))

Heseltine
America/USA  Daniel Wilbur Heseltine (October 1858, Corinna, Penobscot, Maine, USA - 14 June 1902, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone

Johnson
America/USA  George W Johnson (29 October 1840, Freeport, Cumberland, Maine, USA - 29 December 1899, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))

Leighton
America/USA  Herbert Clifford Leighton (8 November 1888, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering) - November 1973, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))

McKenna
America/USA  Elizabeth (Lizzie) McKenna (4 February 1869, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - 17 March 1956, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))

Moulton
America/USA  Abbie Cora Moulton (5 January 1857, Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - 28 May 1873, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone
America/USA  David Moulton (21 November 1825, Porter, Oxford, Maine, USA - 31 January 1886, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone
  Elbridge Gerry Moulton (7 February 1822, - 3 March 1881, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))
  Elias Moulton (24 August 1779, - 7 May 1845, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))
America/USA  Joseph Moulton (23 July 1797, Porter, Oxford, Maine, USA - 2 October 1880, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone
America/USA  Sarah Agnes Moulton (4 November 1861, Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - 20 March 1917, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone

Noble
America/USA  Royce Jennings Noble (12 June 1897, Hiram, Oxford, Maine, USA - 28 November 1973, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone

Noyes
America/USA  Joseph Noyes (21 January 1688, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA - 14 February 1755, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))

Potter
America/USA  Charles H Potter (18 April 1847, Naples, Cumberland, Maine, USA - 08 March 1929, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))

Robinson
 World War II Soldier   Dana Increase Robinson (13 November 1922, Tientsin, China - 17 September 2011, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))

Swett
America/USA  Lewis Swett (5 September 1805, Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, USA - 1 April 1850, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone

True
America/USA  William H True (1 March 1825, Freeport, Cumberland, Maine, USA - 23 January 1897, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Deering))
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1811
John Mahan ( - ) & Catherine Frost ( - )
married 10 November 1811

1831
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (27 February 1807 - 24 March 1882) & Mary S Potter ( - )
married 14 September 1831
William Henry Norris (28 October 1801 - 19 October 1878) & Sarah M Mahan (1812 - )
married 13 September 1831

1854
William Hamblen (1828 - 1903) & Irene L Lunt (17 October 1827 - 24 May 1904)
married 5 September 1854
Samuel M Cooke (abt. 1833 - ) & Abbie S Lunt (13 November 1836 - 14 November 1898)
married 24 December 1854

1856
James William Field (1835 - 1872) & Sarah Ann Verrill (9 February 1838 - 20 June 1916)
married 16 March 1856

1858
Jeremiah M Lunt (16 August 1832 - 1921) & Eliza A Hamblen (October 1837 - 1921)
married 28 November 1858

1859
Richard H Swett (abt. 1836 - 6 May 1912) & Marianna "Annie" Lunt (18 May 1839 - 25 May 1866)
married 18 June 1859

1886
Henry Clifford Moulton (11 August 1858 - 21 September 1918) & Eva L Lunt (April 1865 - 19 July 1946)
married 22 November 1886
Daniel Wilbur Heseltine (October 1858 - 14 June 1902) & Sarah Agnes Moulton (4 November 1861 - 20 March 1917)
married 21 September 1886

1889
Charles Nelson Evans (14 January 1865 - 1947) & Mary Lizzie Moulton (17 February 1867 - 1923)
married 24 July 1889

1903
Joseph-Arthur-Leon Bourdelais (5 November 1874 - ) & Ehtel M Trifry (abt. 1882 - )
married 16 January 1903
 




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