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Millinocket, Maine, USA - Congregational Church and Parsonage

Millinocket is a Native American word (Abenaki) that means “the land of many islands”.

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Congregational Church and Parsonage
Millinocket, Maine, USA

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Congregational Church and Parsonage
Great Northern Paper Co. Mill
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Great Northern Paper Co. Mill
Penobscot Ave.
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Millinocket, Me. - Mt. Katahdin
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St. Martin's Church
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Great Northern Hotel
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Great Northern Hotel
Great Northern Hotel
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B. & A. Depot, Millinocket, Me.
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Camp Lawroy, Kidney Pond Camps
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Thomas Fowler arrived in 1829. He was the first settler of what would eventually become Millinocket.

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1846 Millinocket
Thomas Fowler and his son, Thomas Fowler Jr. were hired by author Henry David Thoreau in 1846 to be guides on a trip to Mt. Katahdin. Later Thoreau would write about the area in his book titled, "The Maine Woods".
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1900 Millinocket
Of Millinocket's 1,002 residents in 1900, 432 were natives of Italy. Immigrants from Poland, Finland, Lithuania, and Hungary also arrived to work as laborers to complete the Great Northern Paper Company mill.
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March 16, 1901 - Millinocket is incorporated

1906
Millinocket, a post-village of Penobscot co., Me., on the Bangor and Aroostook R., 80 miles from Bangor. It has manufactures of paper. Pop. about 1200.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1947 - Millinocket Man, 35, Is Drowned Fishing.
Millinocket, May 18. - Henry Evers, 35, of Millinocket, drowned in West Branch River about 16 miles from here this afternoon when a canoe from which he was fishing capsized.

His companion, Arthur Bartlett, clung to the overturned craft until carried ashore by the swift current. He reported the accident to Millinocket police.

Chief of Police Allen Picard, Game Warden Alex Cummings and Bartlett were conducting dragging operations at the scene tonight.

Evers who was married and the father of two children, was employed by the Great Northern Paper Company.
Portland Press Herald
Portland, Maine
May 19, 1947
2023 - Millinocket has something for everyone. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Millinocket:
Baxter State Park: This is the crown jewel of Millinocket and a must-visit. It's home to Maine's highest peak, Mount Katahdin. You can explore numerous hiking trails, spot wildlife, or go camping. The park offers both day and overnight adventures.

Climb Mount Katahdin: Hiking Mount Katahdin is an experience of a lifetime. The Appalachian Trail ends at the summit, making it a pilgrimage for thru-hikers. There are multiple trails of varying difficulties, so you can choose one that suits your fitness level.

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument: Located to the east of Baxter State Park, this is another fantastic destination for hiking and wildlife watching. The landscape here is diverse, featuring forests, wetlands, and the East Branch of the Penobscot River.

Penobscot River: This beautiful river offers opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. The pristine waters and scenic surroundings make it a relaxing spot for water activities.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Millinocket, Maine, USA

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male ancestorAngus MCDOUGALL (April 14, 1858, Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada - November 16, 1937, Millinocket, Maine, USA)
male ancestorAuguste WILLETTE (October 3, 1859, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere, Quebec, Canada - April 20, 1950, Millinocket, Maine, USA)
female ancestorHenriette LANDRY (1864, Saint-Francois, New Brunswick, Canada - 1947, Millinocket, Maine, USA)
male ancestorFrançois Xavier LEPAGE (5 March 1878, St. Thomas d'Aquin, Compton, Quebec, Canada - 27 September 1950, Millinocket, Maine, USA)
female ancestorMary Emma MATTON (MATHON) (8 June 1879, , New Hampshire, USA - 4 February 1972, Millinocket, Maine, USA)
male ancestorJoseph William WILLETTE (June 29, 1883, Saint-Francois, New Brunswick, Canada - April 21, 1941, Millinocket, Maine, USA)
male ancestorPhillip Clark COTTON (11 August 1884, Northam, Prince Edward Island, Canada - 9 July 1970, Millinocket, Maine, USA)
female ancestorMary Demerise VAILLANCOURT (December 16, 1886, Caribou, Maine, USA - April 1952, Millinocket, Maine, USA)
male ancestorHenry James BARKER (11 October 1888, Crystal, Maine, USA - 17 October 1966, Millinocket, Maine, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Millinocket, Maine, USA

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male ancestorJoseph William WILLETTE (June 29, 1883 - April 21, 1941) and female ancestorMary Demerise VAILLANCOURT (December 16, 1886 - April 1952) married November 24, 1902
male ancestorElias BEARS (14 May 1888 - 1947) and female ancestorJennie Rutherford HILSON (15 September 1886 - May 1941) married 25 August 1911
male ancestorClayton James MCDOUGALL (January 31, 1895 - November 3, 1936) and female ancestorLena Geroldine CARRIGAN (February 6, 1897 - July 2, 1965) married October 21, 1916
male ancestorHarold James MCDOUGALL SR. (March 10, 1900 - March 31, 1975) and female ancestorJosephine Mary WILLETTE (November 24, 1904 - July 25, 1980) married January 17, 1921
male ancestorPatrick Thomas Raymond O'KANE (16 February 1892 - 16 December 1962) and female ancestorMary Eva LEPAGE (24 July 1900 - 12 April 1979) married 9 May 1921
male ancestorJerome Philip Sr. O'KANE (April 30, 1928 - March 13, 2008) and female ancestorAlice Mary MCDOUGALL (August 3, 1935 - August 30, 2006) married August 6, 1955

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