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Waterville, Maine, USA

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Where is Waterville, Maine, USA? 

Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, USA

Known as Ticonic by English settlers, it was burned in 1692 during King William's War, after which the Canibas tribe abandoned the area. Fort Halifax was built by General John Winslow in 1754, and the last skirmish with Indians occurred on May 18, 1757.

The township would be organized as Kingfield Plantation, then incorporated as Winslow in 1771. When residents on the west side of the Kennebec found themselves unable to cross the river to attend town meetings, Waterville was set off from Winslow and incorporated on June 23, 1802...wikipedia


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Waterville, Maine, USA - Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY
1889
Waterville, Maine, USA

Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY
1889
Waterville, Maine, USA - Main Street
Waterville, Maine, USA

Main Street
Waterville, Maine, USA - Haines Theatre
Waterville, Maine, USA

Haines Theatre
Waterville, Maine, USA - Grand Stand, Central Maine, Park, Waterville, Me.
Waterville, Maine, USA

Grand Stand, Central Maine, Park, Waterville, Me.


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News  1849 - Destructive Fire at Waterville, Me.
A correspondent of the Boston Atlas, writing from Gardiner, Me., states that a large fire occurred...Read MORE...

News  1882 - Boiler Explosion
WATERVILLE, Me., Jan. 28. - The boiler in the steam mill of the Kennebec Framing Company at...Read MORE...

News  1884 - BURNED TO DEATH IN A LOCK-UP.
WATERVILLE, Me., April 3. - PETER VIGNE, a young man from Fairfield, Me., who was put in the...Read MORE...

1886 - Waterville
Waterville lies on the western bank of the Kennebec River, adjoining Fairfield, in Somerset County, ...Read MORE...

News  1889 - EXPLOSION. Gas Works Destroyed in Maine. A FATAL EXPLOSION. A Gashouse Explodes at Waterville, Maine, This Morning.
WATERVILLE (Me.), Oct. 24. - At 7 o'clock this morning the gashouse of the Lockwood Cotton Mills...Read MORE...

1906
Waterville, a city of Kennebec co., Me., on the Kennebec River and on the Maine Central R., 81...Read MORE...

News  1908 - C. O. JONES KILLED, HIS AIRSHIP BURNED - Aeronaut Dropped 500 Feet at Waterville, Me.
WIFE AND CHILD PRESENT
Bag of Dirigible Caught Fire and Machinery and Inventor Shot to Earth...Read MORE...

News  1917 - SPECTACULAR FIRE THREATENS WHOLE NORTH END WATERVILLE
900 Canoes and Two Large Ice Houses Burn Two Dwellings Damaged by Flames Two Alarms Sounded and...Read MORE...

News  1936 - $35,000 BLAZE AT WATERVILLE.
Waterville, Me., Jan. 24. - Damage of about $35,000 was done to the two-story brick HAINES building ...Read MORE...

News  1939 - 26 in Blazing Hospital Wing Removed Safely. Nine Infants Rescued with Other Patients in Early Morning Fire at Waterville.
Waterville, Me., April 6. - (AP) - Nine new-born babies had a baptism of smoke and fire today in a...Read MORE...

News  1942 - $200,000 FIRE RAZES WATERVILLE BUILDING.
Waterville, Me. - Fire destroyed the four story SAMUEL BARRON brick building and damaged two...Read MORE...

News  1945 - 2 WOMEN MEET DEATH IN MAINE HOTEL FIRE.
Waterville, Me., Feb. 19 (AP) - Two women were numbered as victims today of the fire which swept...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


(Clifton) Tozier
flag  Pamelia Parker (CLIFTON) TOZIER (20 February 1826, Waterville, Maine, USA - 19 March 1902, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Barker
flag  Alice A BARKER (March 1870, Waterville, Maine, USA - bet. 1919-1957, )

Chase
flag  Fred A CHASE (October 1860, Waterville, Maine, USA - bet. 1934-1957, , Maine, USA)

Corson
flag  Moses CORSON (1799, Waterville, Maine, USA - 29 November 1852, Canaan, Maine, USA) gravestone

Davis
flag  Charles W DAVIS (October 1861, Waterville, Maine, USA - 10 March 1923, Lewiston, Maine, USA) gravestone

Gleason
flag  Sarah GLEASON (9 May 1804, Waterville, Maine, USA - 23 September 1895, Fairfield, Maine, USA) gravestone

Pelletier
flag  Henry PELLETIER (5-30-1889, Waterville, Maine, USA - 9-1968, ) gravestone

Tripp
flag  Delmar G TRIPP (25 December 1857, Waterville, Maine, USA - , )
flag  Dora Amanda TRIPP (4 October 1849, Waterville, Maine, USA - , )
flag  Edgar A TRIPP (3 August 1855, Waterville, Maine, USA - , )
flag  Everett Walden TRIPP (7 August 1853, Waterville, Maine, USA - 2 March 1931, ) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Brazier
flag  John E BRAZIER (1840, Falmouth, Maine, USA - 18 August 1886, Waterville, Maine, USA)

Davis
flag  Keith DAVIS (10/03/1942, Bingham, Maine, USA - , Waterville, Maine, USA)

Desrosiers
flag  Cecile DESROSIERS (Nov. 30, 1900, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - July 27, 1978, Waterville, Maine, USA) gravestone

Gleason
flag  Elijah GLEASON (15 July 1769, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 1852, Waterville, Maine, USA)

Greenwood
flag  Gilbert GREENWOOD (22 June 1827, , Maine, USA - 11 March 1907, Waterville, Maine, USA) gravestone

Heald
flag  Esther T HEALD (April 1827, Dead River, Maine, USA - 1908, Waterville, Maine, USA) gravestone

Myrick
flag  Huldah MYRICK (25 April 1823, Hebron, Maine, USA - 9 October 1893, Waterville, Maine, USA) gravestone

Nason
flag  Cynthia Esther NASON (, , Maine, USA - 28 May 1809, Waterville, Maine, USA)

Nurse (Nourse)
flag  Newton Leroy NURSE (NOURSE) (28 November 1896, Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire, USA - 22 April 1985, Waterville, Maine, USA) gravestone

Robinson
flag  David Brainard ROBINSON (5 September 1818, Sumner, Oxford, Maine, USA - 10 November 1893, Waterville, Maine, USA) gravestone
 flag  Increase ROBINSON (11 November 1842, Sumner, Oxford, Maine, USA - 4 March 1916, Waterville, Maine, USA)

Rockwood
flag  James Minot ROCKWOOD (18 August 1836, Belgrade, Maine, USA - 28 March 1918, Waterville, Maine, USA)

Worthing
flag  Marion Estelle WORTHING (23 November 1897, Palmero, Waldo, Maine, USA - 1 September 1998, Waterville, Maine, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1872
James Minot ROCKWOOD (18 August 1836 - 28 March 1918) & Abbie A GORDION (GOODWIN) (abt. 1849 - )
married 27 January 1872
 

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