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lett Twitchell. born in Somersworth, New
Hampshire, widow of Willirun F. Twitchell,
and daughter of Charles E. Bartlett, of Som-

fIT'i Vv'i'liam H.. fifth child and third son of
S'.ephen and Mary Jane I Moulton) McAllis-
ter, was born in Portland. He was educated
in the public schools. He entered upon busi-
ness as a manufacturer of brushes in Port-
land, and later followdl the same occupation
in Boston. Massachusetts, where he has lived
retired for some years. He is a leading .Ma-
son, affiliated with the various Masonic bodies
in Somcrville. He married .Sarah J. Robin-
son. Their only child, Florence L.. graduated
from the Somcrville Latin School and Tuft's
College, and is now a teacher of languages in
Ludlow. Vermont.
(II) Ella F., youngest child of Stephen and

.Mary Jane (Moulton) McAllister, began her
education in the public schools of Portland,
Maine, and graduated from the Portland high
school in 1869. She became a teacher in the
schools of Portland, and later was principal
of the Monument street school for some five
years. While serving in the capacity of
teacher she became greatly interested in for-
eign missionary work, and became a member
of the American Baptist Missionary Society.
In 1877 she went to Burmah. India, as a mis-
sionary, and for more than twenty-seven years
served as a missionary and teacher in that
country, learned the language and became ac-
quainted with the people ; she was thoroughly
familiar with them in every way, in their
homes, social life, habits and customs, and'
made many faithful friends among them. Miss
McAllister, who is highly respected and be-
loved for her admirable traits of character, is
now living at the home of her sister, Mrs.
Haggett. at No. 1319 Washington avenue,

The family of Fish, in proportion to
FISH its size, boasts an unusually large
number of distinguished rei)resen-
tatives, especially in the legal profession.
Among those now living (1908) are Daniel
Fish, of Minneapolis, and Frederick P. Fish,
of Boston, both lawyers of note ; Williston
Fish, lawyer and author, of Chicago ; and
Judge William Hansell Fish, of .Atlanta, chief
justice of Georgia. Stuyvesant Fish, of New
York, son of Governor Hamilton Fish, is emi-
nent in banking and railroad circles. The
name is one of the most ancient in the coun-
try, and is found among the early settlers of
Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecti-
cut. John Fish, of Lynn, Massachusetts, re-
moved to Sandwich in 1637, where his
brother Jonathan also lived. The latter moved
to Newtown, Long Island, in 1659, and be-
came the ancestor of Governor Hamilton
Fish. Nathaniel Fish also lived at Sandwich,
Massachusetts, in 1643. Portsmouth. Rhode
Island, is another early home of the family,
for Thomas and John Fish were living there
in 1655: and Robert Fish, of Portsmouth,
inarricd Mary Hall, in 1686. Gabriel Fish
was living in Boston before 1638. and W'illiam
Fish lived at Windsor. Connecticut, from 1647
to 1675.

The family is associated with many towns
in Maine. Captain William Fish, who mar-
ried Mary Sprague. moved from Duxbury,
Massachusetts, to \\'aldoboro. Maine, in 1780.
Thev had several children, whose descendants




are living in that neighborhood. Deacon Abel
Fish, eldest son. born in 1772. married three
times and had ten children. Another town
where the name of Fish is numerous at the
present time is Industry : but none of the name
settled there earlier than the beginning of the
eighteenth century. The town of Winthrop is
associated with the tragic death of .Major
Thomas Fish, which occurred during a blind-
ing snow-storm in January. 1782. .Major
Fish, who was a famous explorer of that time,
was making a journey to Winthrop, where his
sweetheart, Betsey Morrow, lived; but he lost
his way in the blinding storm and perished
from the cold. IMany years ago the tale was
embalmed in verse by Elizabeth Akers Allen,
at that time a resident of Portland. But of
greater historical value than the poem, though
that gives a vivid picture of the last struggle
of the brave pioneer, is the diary that he kept
of one of his early journeys to Livermore,
Maine, from April 26 to June 26, 1773. Major
Thomas Fish lived at Oxford, Massachusetts,
before the revolution. Some of the inhabit-
ants of that town had received a grant of land
in Maine for services rendered during the
French and Indian wars : and they engaged
Major Fish, wdio, though a shoemaker by
trade, seems to have been endowed with the
exploring instinct, to make a journey into the
wilderness, and lay out the claims. The whole
journey is intensely interesting, full of adven-
tures with bear and moose and other denizens
of the forest ; but the smaller beasts of prey
appear to have been fully as troublesome as
the larger. We quote one quaint extract un-
der date of May 28, 1773: "thar come a
Scout of Gnats Down upon us this Day the
first we have Sean and we expect thousands
Directly, the Black flyes Seam to abate, but
the muscatoes are \'ary Numer's among us
and a grait many of them will weigh half a
pound — not apeace tho' ". That last saving
clause shows Major Fish to have been some-
thing of a humorist as well as a man of
"Varassatay." He made other journeys to that
part of the country, laid out roads and estab-
lished claims: but not the least of his services
consisted in the accurate and detailed account
that he kept of the same.

(I) Amos Fish died at Jefiferson. Maine,
about the middle of the nineteenth century. It
is probable that he was a descendant of Cap-
tain William Fish, of Waldoboro. as the two
towns are adjoining; and it is known that
Captain William Fish left a numerous pos-
terity. Amos Fish married Patience Reeves ;
children : David. William. .Augusta. Elias H.,

mentioned below ; Ruth. .\nn. Lsabelle and

(II) Elias H.. third son of Amos and Pa-
tience (Reeves) Fish, was born at Jefferson,
Maine, in 1830. and died at Newcastle, that
state, in 1882. He married Sarah Elizabeth,
(laughter of Cajitain Stephen and .Abigail
(.Anderson) Sawyer, who was born at East
Boothbay. Maine, December 15. 1833 (see
l^awycr II). Children. .Annabclle, mentioned
below; Ella M., Eva, Maud, Daniel and h'red.

(III) Annabelle, eldest child of Elias H.
and Sarah (Sawyer) ImsIi. was born at New-
castle, Maine, about 1850, and in 1883 mar-
ried John Medina, a hair manufacturer of
Boston, who was born in the .Azores Islands.
Their home is in Somerville. Massachusetts,
and they have one child. John (2) Medina,
born at Somerville. August 10, i8gi, wlio is
now a member of the Somerville schools.

John .Mnlliken. father of
MULLIKEX Charles Henry Mnlliken,
was a descendant of a
Scotch-Irish ancestry, his father having emi-
grated from the north of Ireland and settled
in Salem. Massachusetts, from whence they
removed to Lynn. John Mulliken had four
brothers and one sister, all of whom resided
in the latter named city. Shortly after Maine
became a state, [ohn Mulliken settled in Hal-
lowell, on the Kennebec river, and there mar-
ried, about the year 1825, Elizabeth Smart.
Mr. Mulliken was a director in the Freeman's
National Bank for more than fifty years.

Charles Henry Mulliken was born in Hal-
lowell, Maine, March 18, 1831. He attended
the public schools in Hallowell and .Augusta,
Maine, where his father's family lived for
manv years, and completed his education at
the academy of Monmouth, Maine. At the
age of fifteen he entered a merchandise
brokerage ofifice in Boston, remaining three
years. He then returned to Augusta and es-
tablished himself in the commis.sion business,
the firm name being Davis & Mulliken. In
1858 he moved to Boston and engaged in the
southern commission business unc'cr the firm
name of Means & Mulliken. wdiich continued
until the rebellion broke out in 1861 ; this de-
stroyed his business, and the rebels confiscated
all the property at San .Antonio, Texas, where
he had a large warehouse filled with merchan-
dise. He then returned to Augusta, Maine,
and remained there in business until he had
paid all his debts, satisfying all his ere litors.
He then removed to Chicago. Illinois, where
he formed a connection with the firm of Page

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& Sprague, dealers in paints, oils and glass,
remaining with them until the "Big Fire" in
1871. Five years later he engaged in the real
estate business and has continued until the
present time (1909). While a resident of Au-
gusta he became a Mason, was master of
Bethlehem Lodge, and was advanced to the
Roval Arch degree, but never united with any
lodge in Chicago. He is a member of the
Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, in
which he was an elder and treasurer for more
than twenty years, and was identified with the
Mission Sabbath school work at Christ Chapel
as superintendent. He aided in the erection
of a building, commencing the school with
sixty scholars and increasing in numbers to
twelve hundr-cd sciiolars, when he resigned his
connection with the school to go abroad. He
is a member of the Chicago Club, South Shore
Country Club and Homewood Country Club.
Mr. Mulliken married Sarah, daughter of
Weston F. Hallett, who served as president
of the Freeman's National Bank of Augusta.
Children, born in Augusta, Maine: i. Alfred
Henry, removed to Chicago with his parents,
and is now (1909) president of tlie large man-
ufacturing concern of Pettibone, Mulliken &
Company, manufacturers of railway supplies.
He has a wife and one .son and resides at 19
Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. 2. John Everett,
died in childhood. 3. Charles, died in child-

The Public Library
WATERVTLLE Building, a new and
PUBLIC commodious .structure,

LIBRARY the gift of Mr. Andrew

Carnegie, is charmingly
located in the residential portion of the city,
and forms one of the most beautiful and strik-
ing features of picturesque Waterville. The
builfling was completed and opened to the
public in 1905.

The citizens of Waterville have always
taken a keen interest in education — as Colby
College, The Classical Institute and high
grade of public schools amply testify, and
their library history antedates the incorpora-
tion of the town in 1802. As early as No-
vember 28, 1801, a citizen of the then town
of Winslow, bought a large bill of books
which were put into circulation and marked
"The Waterville Social Library," and this
first of Waterville's many libraries has sur-
vived until the present time and has found
a fitting home in the Public Library Building
in the rooms of the Waterville Historical So-

ciety. Prior to 1873 circulating libraries had
been in the book stores, but at that date the
Waterville Library Association was organ-
ized and through the courtesy of the directors
the library found accommodations in the
Ticonic Bank, the cashier of the bank acting
as librarian and secretary, where it remained
for twenty-six years. The payment of an an-
nual fee of three dollars constituted one a
member and the money thus raised was ex-
pended for books. The friends of the asso-
ciation were loyal to it and all the services
were given free. After the opening of the
Free Public Library the list of subscribers
was small, and in February, 1900, this library
of fifteen hundred volumes passed into the
hands of the Women's .Association.

Early in 1896 the ladies of Waterville be-
gan to interest themselves in a movement to
secure a Free Pubhc Library, and were so
successful in arousing public interest that
many substantial contributions were received
and on the evening of March 25th the Wa-
terville Free Library Association was organ-
ized. Pledge cards were placed in banks,
drug stores and the leading grocery stores,
and every effort "was made to raise funds for
the purchase of books. By May 12, eleven
hundred dollars had been raised by personal
solicitation and pledge cards. This in addi-
tion to the five hundred dollars appropriated
by the city constituted the first working fund.
The library opened in Plaisted Block with
four hundred and thirty-three books, in-
creased during the year to twelve hundred
and fifty, while the output for the year was
fifteen thousand five hundred four volumes.
In 1898 the library was removed to Haines
Building, where it remained until the com-
pletion of the new building.' In December,
1901, the superintendent of schools recogniz-
ing the value of the library as an aid to the
school system, wrote to Mr. Andrew Carnegie
in an attempt to interest him in a public li-
brary building, with the result that he prom-
ised the city twenty thousand dollars, provided
the site be secured and the city appropriate
two thousand dollars each year for the support
of the library. This offer was accepted, and
thus through the generosity of Mr. Carnegie
has been realized the dream of those who for
so many years have had the interest of the
library most at heart. The library now con-
sists of about seven thousand volumes. The
circulation for the year 1907 was thirty-four
thousand one hundred eighty volumes, and the
number is constantly increasing.



This branch of the very mimer-
BYRNE ous Irish family of Byrne has
been for a century resident in
Prince Edward Island.

(I) John Byrne, the first member of this
family of whom there is any record, was born
iu Ireland about 1740.

(II) John (2), son of John (i) Byrne, was
born in Ireland, in 1773. and died in Prince
Edward Island, in 1870. He was a graduate
of Trinity College, Dublin, and was a man of
liberal education and broad views, and a faith-
ful Roman Catholic. He landed in America,
June 15, 1807, and settled near Charlotte
Town, Prince Edward Island, where he was
a successful farmer. His practical knowledge
of business and good education made him a
conspicuous figure in the community of his
residence, and he held public office for many
years. For over thirty years he was magis-
trate at Qiarlotte Town. He married Ann
Mooney, by whom he had fourteen children.

(III) John (3), thirteenth child of John
(2) and Ann (Mooney) Byrne, was born in
Prince Edward Island, i(?29, and died there
1861. He was educated in the public and
parochial schools of the Island and in the
Academy of Charlotte Town. He had deli-
cate health and' was always a quiet man. He
took the farm his father had settled on, and
lived on it until his death. He married Cath-
erine Welch, and they had children: i. Law-
rence, who lives on the old family homestead.
2. John, mentioned below. 3. James, a resi-
dent of Waltham, Massachusetts. 4. Mary,
married J. B. Connelly, and lives on a farm
joining the old home place.

(IV) John (4), second son of John (3)
and Catherine (Welch) Byrne, was born on
the ancestral acres, April 8, 1848. When he
was thirteen years old his father died, and
he had to assist his grandfather in carrying
on the farm ; but this did not prevent his at-
tending school to some extent. He had a
natural love for books and study, and he
furthered his education by studying and read-
ing such useful books as came in his way, un-
til he was twenty years of age. He then came
to "the States'" and resided in Portland. For
a time he was a laborer in the work of con-
structing the Portland waterworks, and later
had a place in the engineering department.
He removed to Westbrook, and in 1887 was
made superintendent of the Westbrook divi-
sion of the Portland waterworks system, and
still holds that position. He is a student of
political questions, is familiar with the poli-
tics of the whole state, and especially with

the politics of Westbrook and Portland. He
is a Democrat and a local leader of his party,
but has never held or aspired to any political
office. He has been a member of the West-
brook fire department since its organization,
and its chief engineer under every Democratic
administration in that time, and fills that office
now. He holds to the religious faith of his
forefathers, and is a member of the Portland
Commandery, Knights of Columbus. \ Ic mar-
ried, 1879, Mary W'hclan, who was born at
Chatham, near Brunswick, daughter of Dan-
iel Whelan. They have five children : John
L., Mary S., Joseph A., Agnes M. and Will-
iam T. John L. is employed in the meter de-
partment of the Portland Water Company, is
a Democrat, and alderman at large of West-
brook; Mary S. is a teacher in the West-
brook grammar school ; Joseph A. resides in
Westbrook; and the two youngest are at

Anderson as a surname is
ANDERSON common in the three divi-
sions of Scandinavia and in
Great Britain. The family of this article has
resided in America less than a century.

(I) James Henry Anderson was born in St.
Johns, 1829. When he attained young man-
hood he took up his residence in Portland,
Maine, where for a number of years he served
as engineer at the Portland Poor Farm, after
which he engaged in real estate, retiring from
active business in 1905. He has cast his vote
for the candidates of the Republican party,
and although active in political afi'airs has
never sought or held public office. He re-
sides on Wilmot street, Portland. He mar-
ried Nancy Rogers; children: James, de-
ceased; George; William Henry, see forward;
Edith, deceased; Fred, a resident of Portland;
Walter, a resident of Portland.

(II) William Henry, son of lames Henry
and Nancv (Rogers) Anderson, was horn in
Portland, Maine. He attended the schools of
Portland, including the high school, after
which he served an apprenticeship at the trade
of blacksmith, working as a journeyman for
some time in the city of Portland. He sub-
sequently removed to Amesbury, Massachu-
setts, where he followed his trade, and later
entered the employ of the Briggs Car Com-
pany as an automobile blacksmith, in which
capacity 'he is serving at the present time
(1909). He is a Republican in politics, and
a member of the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows. He married Ella M. Ellingwood ;
children : Ernest William, a resident of



Amesbiiry, iMassaclnisctts : Ernestine May ;
(jeorge James, see forward.

(Ill) George James, son of William Henry
and Ella M. (Ellingwood) Anderson, was
born in Portland. Maine, December 17, 1878.
He attended the schools of Portland. Maine,
and Amesbiiry. Massachusetts, his parents re-
moving to the latter place when he was twelve
years of age, and for two years was a student
at Sanborn Seminary. He then entered the
I'niversity of Maryland, graduating therefrom
with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery
in 1902. For the two succeeding years he
served as operator for Dr. C. R. .Anderson,
D.D.S., of Portland, and in 1903 located in
Westbrook, Maine, where he has since prac-
ticed his profession, his patronage increasing
with each succeeding year. He is a member
of Warren Phillip Lodge, .\o. 186. Free an'!
Accepted Masons, of Westbrook, also of the
chapter and council, and a candidate for
Knights Templar degree. * He also holds
membership in Portland Lodge, No. 188, Ben-
evolent and Protective Order of Elks and in
the Knights of Pythias. He married Mildred
H. Warren, of Westbrook.

This is in all probability the
EMMONS family whicii settled in Ken-

nebunkport during the early
history of the town, judging from the fre-
quent recurrence of similar christian names.

(I) John Emmons was living in the town
of Kennebunk]X)rt in 1743. He married Eliz-
abeth Dearing and had children : Ebenezer,
see forward: Eliakim, born September, 1750;
John; George, Elizabeth.

(II) Ebenezer, eldest child of JoJin and
Elizabeth (Dearing) Emmons, married Polly
Wildes. Their children were : Eliakim, see
forward : Abigail Zarve : Polly Wildes : John :
Elinor Carr: George, died in the army: Eliz-
abeth, married Nehcmiah Stone.

(III) Eliakim, eldest child of Ebenezer and
Polly (\\Mldes) Emmons, was born in Ken-
nebunkport. He married Betsey Stone, born
in Kennebunkport or Lyman, Maine, and they
had children : Horace : Leonard, see forward :
Ivory, Susan, Miranda, Caroline and Lizzie.

(IV) Leonard, second son of Eliakim and
Betsey (Stone) Emmons, was born in Kenne-
bunkport, 1825, died 1885. He was educated
in the common schools of Lyman, Maine, his
parents having removed to that town when
he was very young. He learned the carpen-
ter's trade, and followed this calling. Later
he engaged in building operation.s, becoming

a conlractur of note. For a time he resided
in Biddeford and then removed to Saco, where
he died. He erected some of the finest build-
ings and blocks in Biddeford and Saco. He
affiliated with the Republican party, and
served as a member of the board of aldermen
and councilmen in Saco. and when he resided
in Biddeford was appointed deputy sheriff.
He was a member of Marosbun Lodge,
Knights of Pythias, and of the Congregational

He married, in 1850, Sophia Tripp,
born in .\ewry, Maine, in 1830, and they had
children : Alton R. ; Willis T., see forward ;
Fred. L.

(\') Willis T.. son of Leonard and Sophia
(Tripp) Emmons, was born in Biddeford,
Maine, December 27, 1858. His preparatory
education was acc]i;ired in the public schools
of Biddeford and Saco, and he then matricu-
lated at Harvard Law School, from which he
was graduated. He was admitted to the bar
in 1879, and in the same year engaged in the
practice of his profession in Biddeford, where
he remained for a short time, and removing
thence to Saco. He is a Republican, and was
appointed judge of the municipal court in Sa-
co in 1883. He resigned this position in
1890 in favor of one in the custom house in
Portland, as deputy collector under Colonel
Dow. This he held for five years. While in
Saco he served as a member of the board of
aldermen and coinicilmen, and as city audi-
tor. He was three years mayor of Saco, 1887-
88-89. He also filled the following official
positions with credit to himself and benefit
to the community : County attorney, two
terms: clerk of the courts from 1899 to the
present time. He is connected with the fol-
lowing fraternal organizations : Saco Lodge,
Free and .Accepted ?iIasons; York Royal Arch
Chapter : Biddeford Commandery : Maine
Council: Kora Temple of Lewiston : Saco
Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows:
Horeb Encampment : Canton J. H. Dearborn,
of Biddeford : Mystic Tie Lodge. Knights of
Pythias, of Saco: charter member of the
Grange at .Alfred. Maine. He married (first)
-August. 1878. .\nnah \'.. daughter of .Andrew
T. Leavift. She died November 21, 1901,
leaving one son, Harold L., born December
27. 1879. He was educated in the schools of
Saco, Thornton .Academy and Harvard Den-
tal College. Is now practising dentistry in
Saco. Mr. Emmons married (second) Tune
30, 1906. Lillian M., daughter of G. M. Tar-
box, of Saco.


A/ry/r- o^c^-^i-^



Although this name does not ap-
JOSE pear among the names of the pion-
eer settlers of New Hampshire, yet
it is one of the early names among those ad-
venturous and hardy men who settled on the
coast and islands while the Isle of Shoals was
in its glory.

(I) Christopher Jose lived at the Isle of
Shoals, and was a constable there in 1656, and
from the Isle went to Portsmouth, and died
about 1678. By his wife Jane he had Richard,
Thomas, Joanna, Margaret or Mary, John,
Jane. Samuel and Mary.

(II) Richard, eldest son of Christopher and
Jane Jose, was born November 10, 1660. In
August, 1699, the new governor-general, the
Earl of Bellomont, published his commission
in New Hampshire, and among other official
changes that took place Richard Jose was
made sheriff of New Hampshire in place of
William Ardell. This position he held until
his death, September 24, 1707, "after long
sickness with Gout, Dropsie, &c." He mar-
ried (first) October 16, 1683. Hannah, daugh-
ter of Richard Martin, and had Joanna, Jane,
Mary, Richard, Martin, Sarah. He married
(second) Esther, daughter of Major Richard
Waldron, of Dover, New Hampshire. Her
first husband was Henry Elkins, her second,
Abraham Lee, her third, Richard Jose, and
she had a fourth whose name is not pre-

(III) Martin, second son of Richard and
Hannah (Martin) Jose, was born December
28, 1700, and was in Scarborough as early
as 1729. He had a family of four sons and
two daughters.

(IV) John, supposed to have been a son of
Martin and Hannah (Martin) Jose, was a
soldier in the revolution, being a private in
Captain Simeon Brown's company. Colonel
Nathaniel Wade's regiment ; enlisted July 1 ,
1778; service six months, nine days, in Rhode

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