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Auburn, Maine, USA

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Where is Auburn, Maine, USA? 

Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
Auburn was first settled in 1786 as part of Bakerstown, renamed Poland when it was incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court in 1795. It was then part of Minot, set off from Poland and incorporated in 1802. Auburn would itself be set off and incorporated on February 24, 1842. The name was apparently inspired by "Auburn", a village (real or fictitious) featured in the 1770 poem "The Deserted Village" by Oliver Goldsmith. Originally part of Cumberland County, the town became county seat of Androscoggin County at its creation in 1854. By annexing land from towns around it, including part of Poland in 1852, Minot in 1873, and all of Danville (first called Pejepscot) in 1867, Auburn grew geographically into one of Maine's largest municipalities. Incorporated a city in 1868, Auburn in 1917 would be the first city in the state to adopt a council-manager form of government.
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Auburn, Maine, USA - County Court House and Jail
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889
Auburn, Maine, USA

County Court House and Jail
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889
Auburn, Maine, USA - Bridge Between Lewiston and Auburn
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889
Auburn, Maine, USA

Bridge Between Lewiston and Auburn
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889

Auburn, Maine, USA - Auburn side of Falls, Auburn, Me.
Auburn, Maine, USA

Auburn side of Falls, Auburn, Me.
Auburn, Maine, USA - Head Gates & Dam of Lewiston & Auburn Electric Light Co., Auburn, Maine
Auburn, Maine, USA

Head Gates & Dam of Lewiston & Auburn Electric Light Co., Auburn, Maine
Auburn, Maine, USA - Corner Court and Main Street
Auburn, Maine, USA

Corner Court and Main Street
Auburn, Maine, USA - Court and Lake Streets
Golf Hill, Auburn, Maine
Auburn, Maine, USA

Court and Lake Streets
Golf Hill, Auburn, Maine
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Auburn was first settled in 1786 as part of Bakerstown

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1835 - “The factory system of making shoes was originated in Auburn in 1835.”
Brunelle, Jim. Maine Almanac. Augusta: Guy Gannett Publishing Company. 1978.
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1852 - Auburn annexes land from Poland

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1852 - Auburn annexes land from Poland

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News  1868 - Shoe Business Thriving
The shoe business in Auburn, Me., is said to be now far more lively than it has been at any time...Read MORE...

News  1870 - Killed by Grapes
A child in Auburn, Me., died, a few days since, from swallowing the stones and skins of grapes.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
October 9, 1870
1873 - Auburn annexes land from Minot

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News  1878 - Bank Problems
A Lewiston, Maine, telegram says the Auburn Savings Bank has called a meeting of the depositors to...Read MORE...

1889 - Auburn
Some cities are remarkable for the enterprise and progressiveness which characterizes their...Read MORE...

1916
Auburn, a city and the capital of Androscoggin co., Me., is on the west bank of the Androscoggin...Read MORE...

News  1933 - 1500 HOMELESS AT AUBURN; FLAMES DESTROY 248 BUILDINGS IN MAINE CITY
Auburn, Me., May 16. (AP) - Restoration of a gaping hole in its New Auburn section where 248...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


McAllister
flag  Nettie Belle MCALLISTER (23 July 1897, Auburn, Maine, USA - 17 March 1976, Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA) gravestone

McCann
flag  Julia Peables MCCANN (21 November 1895, Auburn, Maine, USA - 27 July 1975, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Merrill
flag  Elias T. MERRILL (1803, Auburn, Maine, USA - 14 August 1870, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

Peables
flag  Harriet Julia PEABLES (February 1867, Auburn, Maine, USA - 20 August 1902, Auburn, Maine, USA) gravestone

Pomeroy
flag  Harriet J POMEROY (18 February 1835, Auburn, Maine, USA - 1888, ) gravestone

Robinson
flag  Lawrence Milford ROBINSON (21 April 1912, Auburn, Maine, USA - 20 August 1976, Wilton, Franklin, Maine, USA) gravestone

Winslow
World War II Soldier flag  Donald Seavey WINSLOW (28 November 1921, Auburn, Maine, USA - 12 June 1999, Poland, Maine, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1889
George Edward MCCANN (18 October 1865 - bet. 1905-1922) & Harriet Julia PEABLES (February 1867 - 20 August 1902)
married 25 December 1889

1901
James Hosea ROBINSON (27 March 1881 - ) & Grace Agnus COBB (22 April 1878 - 29 October 1967)
married 25 March 1901

1944
Frederick Herbert COLBATH (31 May 1913 - 16 December 2003) & Dorothy Louise FRENCH (28 February 1916 - 6 March 1985)
married 3 June 1944

1948
Ralph C SPENCER ( - ) & Ethel Flora CHASE (30 January 1886 - 19 September 1961)
married 18 September 1948
 

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