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Skowhegan, Maine, USA

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Where is Skowhegan, Maine, USA? 

Skowhegan / skaʊˈhiːɡən/ is the county seat of Somerset County, Maine, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 8,589. Every August, Skowhegan hosts the annual Skowhegan State Fair, the oldest continuous state fair in the United States. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture is an internationally known residency program for artists, though it is technically located in neighboring East Madison.
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Brief History
The land was settled in 1773 as a part of Canaan. Colonel Benedict Arnold and his troops passed...Read MORE...

1818 - Skowhegan State Fair
The Skowhegan State Fair was established in 1818. It is the nation's oldest consecutively running...Read MORE...

News  1868 - Destructive Fire in Maine - Loss $30,000.
LEWISTON, Me., Saturday, Feb. 8. - In Skowhegan, last night, a fire destroyed the building known as ...Read MORE...

1886 - Skowhegan
Skowhegan is a prosperous manufacturing town lying on both sides of the great bend of the Kennebec...Read MORE...

1889 - Skowhegan
The oddity of its old Indian name has secured to Skowhegan a wider celebrity beyond the borders of...Read MORE...

1906
Skowhegan, a post-village, capital of Smoerset co., Me., in Skowhegan township (town), on both...Read MORE...

News  1930 - KILLED BY BLAST OF DYNAMITE
Skowegan, Me., March 17. - Leroy McPhierson, 22, of Mapleton, Arlistook conty[sic], died at...Read MORE...

1948 - First Woman Senator
Skowhegan native Margaret Chase Smith is elected to the US Senate making her the first woman to...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Barker
flag  Chester A S BARKER (8 October 1896, Skowhegan, Maine, USA - 13 February 1934, Skowhegan, Maine, USA) gravestone
flag  Evelyn Nancy BARKER (15 November 1922, Skowhegan, Maine, USA - 5 April 1986, Skowhegan, Maine, USA) gravestone
flag  Robert Henry BARKER (25 March 1900, Skowhegan, Maine, USA - May 1969, Littleton, Massachusetts, USA)

Bowen
flag  Warren F BOWEN (7 July 1897, Skowhegan, Maine, USA - 24 March 1967, San Diego, California, USA) gravestone

Davis
flag  Walter Moody DAVIS (10 November 1874, Skowhegan, Maine, USA - 11 September 1947, Windsor, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Holt
flag  Carlton Manley HOLT (11 June 1880, Skowhegan, Maine, USA - 13 March 1939, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA) gravestone

Sedgley
flag  Gertrude M SEDGLEY (May 1879, Skowhegan, Maine, USA - 1952, , Maine, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Abbott
  Alba ABBOTT (1822, - 3 June 1894, Skowhegan, Maine, USA)

Barker
flag  Lucia BARKER (21 March 1929, , Maine, USA - 19 August 2001, Skowhegan, Maine, USA) gravestone

BARKER
flag  Chester A S BARKER (8 October 1896, Skowhegan, Maine, USA - 13 February 1934, Skowhegan, Maine, USA) gravestone
flag  Evelyn Nancy BARKER (15 November 1922, Skowhegan, Maine, USA - 5 April 1986, Skowhegan, Maine, USA) gravestone

Barnes
flag  Charles BARNES (7 September 1846, Pittsfield, Maine, USA - 21 December 1903, Skowhegan, Maine, USA) gravestone

Bigelow
  George BIGELOW (1774, - 21 May 1855, Skowhegan, Maine, USA)
  Nathan BIGELOW (1821, - 18 July 1855, Skowhegan, Maine, USA)

Cleveland
  Joseph CLEVELAND (1768, - 8 December 1858, Skowhegan, Maine, USA)

Regan Hilton
flag  Mary Frances REGAN HILTON (28 October 1902, , Maine, USA - March 1983, Skowhegan, Maine, USA)

Sanford
flag  George B SANFORD (28 February 1843, Manchester, Maine, USA - 23 February 1908, Skowhegan, Maine, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1922
Chester A S BARKER (8 October 1896 - 13 February 1934) & Mary Frances REGAN HILTON (28 October 1902 - March 1983)
married 10 October 1922
 

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