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Charles Winfield Rowe

Birthdate:
Birthplace: East Oxford, Oxford, Maine, USA
Death: Died in Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, USA
Cause of death: post-surgery
Place of Burial: Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Chipman ROWE and Emma PAINE Rowe
Husband of Madge Leone (Turner) Rowe 1892-1948
Father of <private> ROWE; <private> Rowe; Philip Winfield Rowe 1916-2008; <private> ROWE; <private> Littlefield (ROWE) and 11 others
Brother of Benjamin Elwood Rowe and Annie ROWE Lane
Half brother of Elmer Albert Rowe

Occupation: TEACHER, Farmer, Prinicipal, Professor of Agriculture
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About Charles Winfield Rowe

Charles Winfield Rowe was born on July 25, 1886, in East Oxford, Oxford County, Maine. He died on August 20, 1967, in Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine, and was buried in Vassalboro, Kennebec County, Maine. He was a University of Maine graduate, a principal, professor and teacher of agriculture. He was also the father of sixteen children. His parents were Charles Chipman Rowe and Emma Elvina Paine. He married Madge Leone Turner on June 15, 1912, in Oxford or South Paris, Oxford County, Maine. Their children were: Arthur Wendall, Franklin Walter, Philip Winfield, Norman Turner, Evelyn Leone, Kenneth Harold, Dwight Waldo, Marion Louise, Marjorie Elizabeth, Carroll Alden, Arnold Luther, Walter Laurence, Eleanor Lucille, Lloyd Carlton, Gordon Elwood and Ethel Arlene Rowe.

Here is some information about his parents, from the following website:

http://family.ricknesta.com/ricknestai/b102.htm#P3268

Charles Chipman ROWE was born on 17 Jul 1856 in East Oxford, Oxford Co., Maine. He died on 13 Oct 1924 in East Oxford, Oxford Co., Maine. Parents: Nathaniel Eveleth ROWE and Esther Lane CHIPMAN.

Spouse: Emma Elvina PAINE. Charles Chipman ROWE and Emma Elvina PAINE were married on 10 Jun 1880. VOL.11

"EAST OXFORD HISTORY & ROWES & CHIPMANS"

In this volume I wish to picture East Oxford as near as possible when the stagecoach passed through. My grand-parents were in their "teens" then. Also I want to picture the small community when my mother Annie Rowe was young, her brothers ("Ben", "Win" "Elmer "and foster sister Eva Cooper) also her double cousin Florence Rowe, etc.

The Stagecoach always stopped at the 'Dudley Inn' and rested the horses and travelers overnight. This 'Inn' was not large enough at times, so the driver would go just a little farther down the sloping road to the next house which was a 3-story building. There always was room enough here, and this later was owned by Charles Chipman Rowe & his brother Samuel Sherman Rowe.

These two brothers were very close, especially after their father "Nathaniel" died. It was 1874 that Nathaniel was buried in the 'Graveyard' nearby, called "Down Under", since it was located at the foot of a very steep hill. Charles was only 17 years. old but had to be the man of the family, however his brother "Sam" was 15 and a real partner to him. Their only sister Allura was 13 years. old.

NOTICE ON THE COVER MAP OF VOL.1 of "EAST OXFORD HISTORY", where Nathanie Rowe & family lived on the Turner road(now abandoned). Also notice the place across the field near the foot of the hilly road. This place had alternately been called the "Chipman". "Farris" & "Dustin Martin Place". We will start with these 2 places first. "Nathanie" Rowe, having had scarlet fever when young, at Minot, was left deaf and dumb. He was the oldest son and helped his folks whom had a large family. He was a farmer, tanner and cobbler but did not marry until 37 years of age. He married Esther Lane Chipman whom was 25 years. of age.

This Chipman family was not printed in volume 1, so it will be put here: Charles William Chipman born Nov.3O, 1799 at Poland, Androscoggin, Maine. (w) Allura L. Pumpelly - born March 12th,1798 at Turner, Androscoggin, Maine. 4children.

1. Esther Lane Chipiman born 30-Sept.1827 at East Oxford, Oxford, Maine. (Married."Nathanie"Rowe).

2. Sarah True Chipman born 20-Jan.1830 at East Oxford, Oxford, Maine. (Married. Charles Merrill)

3. Jane Merrill Chipman born 2-Nov.1832 at East Oxford, Oxford, Maine. ( d.-1833. Infant.)

4. Hannah Verona Chipman born 19-Aug.1834 at East Oxford, Oxford, Maine. " (Married. Joseph Farris)

My mother Annie Rowe, wrote as follows:

"The 3 Chipman girls: Esther, Sarah & Verona went to the District School and learned the 3 R's ('Rithmetic, Reading & Riting') but my grand mother Esther later went to a "deaf and dumb" School at Hartford, Conn. She was not born deaf and dumb, but had scarlet fever and 'kanker rash', and never got so she could talk or hear. She learned to talk with her right hand, and taught her children to talk with their fingers also. My father Charles Rowe could make his fingers fly fast and he used his face as well. She believed that a child was born in sin, so when her babies were small she had them baptized. Her parents were Charles William Chipman & Allura Pumpilly."

OTHER GRAND-PARENTS

In vol.1 of "East Oxford History" you read about Sophronia Davis Paine being home-sick so that Abijah Paine (her husband) brought his family back home from Illinois. It was before 1854 that the Paines returned to East Oxford. Abner was then about 24 years. old while Dianna Andrews was only about 17 years of age. Dianna had got engaged to young Welch (of prominence) but broke the engagement after Abner returned. Perhaps she had thought that he would remain in Illinois where his Uncle Jacob Paine lived. (That is near there, since his Uncle lived in Wisconsin).

After marriage, Abner bought the first "Wash" Dean place, which was across the road 'kitty corner' from the 'Red School' house. "Minister Brook" ran between this place and the Loved Andrews place, which was half-way up the hill (going toward South Paris). This was the same year that Samuel C. Paine died, whom was Abner's older brother. In those days Tuberculosis. was quite common.

The Paines moved several times (Aunt Maidie said) and at one time the children attended the School near Miss Holmes' place, called the 'Caldwell District'. There were 10 children in this family and Dianne lost twins by miscarriage besides. Their genealogy was given in the 1st. volume.

EAST OXFORD

Before the railroad went through Oxford Depot, the Stage-Coach passed through East Oxford coming from South Paris & headed toward McFalls, by-passed Minot and traveled westward. Vol. 1 explains how "Craig Mills" became known as Oxford. People could get a living by supplementing their farming with "Mill" work. Also in Welchville, which was between Oxford and East Oxford there was a lumber Mill, which was handier for our relatives. -2-

Maine had been first in ship-building, but now since the war was over, Maine wanted to be first in Manufacturing and lumber business. Water-power was still the key of course. There were plenty of rivers and ponds through this section of Maine. After the railroad went through Welchville & Oxford Depot, which was 2 miles from the"Rowe" farm, milk could be shipped by train. This encouraged the large dairy-herds which the Rowe's & a couple of other neighbors purchased and cared for.

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FRENCH-HUGUENOTS

Since the Rowe's have some of this blood in their veins, I will tell about the Pumpilly line. We have traced this line back to France in 1700. There is a wonderful "Coat-of Arms" (Ship a sailing) which goes with this line. (May go back to Pompii near Rome?) Allura's grand-parents were from Holland, but her father was from "French-Huguenot" Pumpilly stock. Her mother's mother was born in England, as a "Princess" in the Kings' Court. They lived in Holland and I assume that her grand-father was Dutch. The "Princess" died and he married again. He died also and the step-mother married Rev. Bruin Comings (Comings being the American version of spelling).

Anyway, the children were brought to "Lunenberg" (later called Novia Scotia). "Eppen Hillebrantz Meijer", and maybe her brother. He became a "Prince" and a person of importance. Her American name became "Appy Ann Myers". Rev. Bruin Commings taught the "Huguenot" gospel there, to the French and Indians and Germans (whom had fled from religious persecution from France and surrounding countries).

Soon after the "Arcadians" had been driven out by the British, and some forcibly moved to settlements along the Atlantic Coast (from Canada to Mississippi, etc.) our Appy Myers met John Pumpilly and married him at Nova Scotia. They settled at Pembroke, Mass., about 1760 but I don't know the details. They had been married at Lunenberg, a part of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 1759. They had a large family of children. He was in the Navy but fought in the war at Quebec. The British and the French fought for that Citadel in order to control Canada. He was at the side of General Wolfe when he fell and John himself was wounded. He saved the life of General Putnam, when he fell into the lake or river.

There was some kind of a tragedy. His wife or else a broken home. He left his first family and married again and lived in Conn., and New York. His 2nd. wife was young enough to be his daughter, and he raised another large family. Three of Appy Myer's children died before she died, and her remaining 4 children went to Turner, Maine to live. Three brothers and a sister were pioneers there and married very well. Samuel Pumpilly married Sarah True and had a very large family.

Allura was born at Turner, Maine in 1798. She was 28 years. old when she married Charles William Chipman in 1826. Their family has been previously given (of their children). Now our story really starts when they moved to East Oxford as pioneers. Probably they followed the old Turner road (now abandoned) which entered East Oxford from the east side and purchased the place at the foot of the steep hill as mentioned before. They must have done their trading at Minot or Turner, or Hebron, instead of climbing that hill to go to Oxford.

CHIPMANS

The Chipmans must have lived somewhere near where "Nathaniel Rowe built or bought, on the road (now abandoned) & called 'down under the hill'. Probably the Chipmans lived in the place which became known as the "Farris Place" after Verona married "Jo" Farris, and all lived together for awhile. They probably were located at least 6 miles from Minot, where "Nathanie" was brought up. The Stage-Coach did not go on these back roads, and it took the other road toward McFalls past the Soules & Paines. THIS IS THE ROUTE THAT CHRISTY PAINE TOLD ME THAT THE STAGE COACH TOOK. After passing through McFalls it went to Falmouth. Aunt Maidie thought that the Welchville road was included some how, over 'Pigeon hill' around McFalls way. Chipman name disappeared from East Oxford because the girls married the names of: Rowe, Farris & Merrill. The Merrills lived at Buckfield,Me. The 'Horse-and Buggy" days still existed after the railroad went through, and I can remember of riding in my Grampa's tasseled top "surrey" drawn by a pair of fine horses. My Grampa Charles Rowe had 6 horses in his stable at all times which they needed to work with. I used to love to visit this place and loved the people in East Oxford.

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Now to the days that Charles & Emma fell in love, also "Sam" and Rosanna. Here is a letter written by Emma Paine to her cousin Annie Andrews of Lewiston, Maine. This was just before the Paines moved into the (Farris or Martin) place near the Rowes. Before the Paines moved, Charlie Paine died when 16 years old. I have seen his picture and he was very nice looking. My grand-mother Annie Andrews once owned this picture which her sister Mary kept and showed to me. May & Annie used to visit East Oxford and I have several of their letters, which "May" kept. Here is one from Emma to Annie:

East Oxford, March 27,1879

Dear Cousin Annie:

I am home now and also Alice. We have had all we could do, both of us for 3 weeks. The children have been sick with scarlet fever, and mother has a sore throat. Alice and I haven't had it yet and I don't think we shall. It has been 3 weeks since Amasa (13 years old) was taken, and the children have all got quite smart, but "Addie" don't seem to gain much. Ida and Mell (Andrews) went to a tea-party last night (brother & sister). I was mad because I couldn't go. Do you blame me? I haven't been to cousin Ida's for 3 weeks (just a few houses away). She has been here 2 or 3 times. We have sold this place and are going to move fast as the children have all got well enough. We are going to live on the house where Dustin Martin lived. Alice said that you and she went in there one day. Nell Wilder was in here a few days ago. Ed & I (brother. & sister) are going down sometime this spring. Something is happening all the time so we can't go. Do you think that you will work at the Lincoln this summer? I will work for Charlie Andrews after May 1st., if possible----etc. "Please let him know." (Must be Charles the son of the Quaker Minister in Lewiston, cousin to Emma). Alice finished the letter and she certainly loved Annie Andrews. Her letter was full of endearing words.

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Aunt Maidie Stated:

"We moved that spring into the "Joe Farris place", called 'Martin Place'. For 4 years from 1879 - 1883. I had measles that winter. Soon Alice caught cold driving home from Norway and had double pneumonia. She passed away Feb.8,1880. When our lease expired, my brother Ed Paine hired the place, and we moved to the Loved Andrews place. We moved before Nov. 1882, I remember." Dianne came into possession of part of the property of the Andrews place, anyway.

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1880---Emma's letter

Apr.15,1880

Dear Cousin Annie:

I am at work in the Mill at Welchville now. It is fast day and I am loafing. The folks are well. How does "Nell" like the shop? I suppose you have good times. Are you to work there now? How is Mary and Minnie Moore?" (It was Annie's sister Mary & W.G.Moore whom stood up as witnesses when Annie & Willard Lane were married.) Haven't seen any of Loved's folks since I have been to work here. I dreamed of you last night Annie. I think of you every day. I would like to see you and talk with you. I want you to come up here again when you can leave. It is very hard for me to feel reconciled to Alice's death. I miss her ever so much. When I go home it seems as though I should see her there, but try to think it is the Lord's will. Charlie and Alice are together again, and we shall all be in a little while. How is Aunt Em? I would like to see her ever so much. I am going to Lewiston this summer if I can. We had a letter from Aunt Rosanna (Andrews Baker) recently. They are all well. Give my love to all inquiring friends and accept a portion yourself.

Emma Paine.

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Aunt Maidie stated:

"Charles King taught singing (at the School House). The Kings' lived on the Noble place, first house toward the station. My sisters attended singing at the "Red School House". The Noble girls also attended. The older girls worked away, coming home week-ends, at which time we all gathered in the living-room and sang hymns. My sister Alice whom died had a wonderful voice. Every one said it should be trained. I will never forget her singing. Sometimes in winter we enjoyed sliding or coasting, farther on the 'Big Hill', and had the usual amusements of the country. We had good times. People had 'kitchen-dances', just neighborhood parties, and there were sociables and 'spelling-bees'.

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Here is a letter written from Charles Rowe to Emma Paine:

Canton Point

May 16,1880

Dear Emma:

I now take my pen in hand to pen you a few lines to let you know that I am well, and hope that you are enjoying the same great blessing. It is Sunday morning and it rains real hard. The folks have all gone. (His cousins. He was staying at his cousins, Augie Farris Hodges place.) "And it is awful lonesome today. But if you were with me, it would not be so lonely, but never mind, it will only be a short time before I shall be home. I don't think that I shall work more then 2 weeks more. Sam wants me to come home to help him, and I had rather be where I can see you oftener, and not cost so much. The job I was talking of having they have decided to let. That is just my luck. I am working on the chimney now, and they are going 50 feet more. One-hundred and eleven feet in the air. I guess I shall be up in the air then far above common folks. I don't like to be so high up, but they could not get anybody that could build staging so high up in the air, so I went to work. It will take about 2 weeks to finish it, and I don't think that shall work any longer. But they want me to hire for one year, but I guess I can get along without working so faraway from you. It is pleasant to think there is a time coming when nothing but death shall part us. Please excuse me this time for not writing more. I shall be home next Saturday or one week from that time.

Good morning

Your ever loving C.C.R. . Write as soon as you can.

P.S.

Long may you live and happy be

Trot your children on your knee

When this you have, think of me

Times gone by.

From your intended husband.

Charles C. Rowe, Canton, Maine.

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My mother(Annie Rowe Lane)wrote in her 'Family Book' that her dad had fallen from a high place, when the scaffold broke. I think it happened before he got married, but I'm not sure. He was laid up with a broken bone for a short time. Charles C.Rowe and Emma Paine were married in less then a month after that. They were married June 10th.1880 and went to Canton on their honeymoon, and visited his cousin Augie Farris Hodges there.

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Rosanna, child of Abner Paine & Dianna was 7 years. younger then her sister Emma Paine. Alice had died and Rosanna missed her very much especially since Emma had married Charles Rowe, next door. They still lived next door for over a year, and Benjamin Rowe was born there about a year later "down Under". Rosanna was soon married to "Sam" Rowe in 1881. Also brother "Ed" married that year to Ella Chase, March 15, 1881.Thus while Abner Paine and family had lived at the 'Martin Place' 3 of his children got married.

Aunt Maidie wrote:

"Ella was 19 years. old, when she married my brother Ed Paine.I guess I am somewhat responsible for their marriage. Ella was visiting at her brothers' place 1880.(John Chase whom married Allura Rowe, a sister to C.C.R.& Sam Rowe). Ed spoke of inviting Ella Chase to our home. Mother said that I could do as I wished about the errand. I had always thought Ella resembled cousin Annie Andrews, and that was my only reason for going after her. I have never been sorry. She has always been a good sister to me and was my best friend. Ed & Ella first began house-keeping in Charles' & Sam's house, up-stairs." (Maybe it was on the 3rd. floor). Charles and brother Sam Rowe had purchased the big 2-1/4 story-house on shares. It was too large a farm for one person to take care of. In fact it really required at least 3 or 4 men in later years, since Grampa Rowe acquired 35 cows,5 or 6 horses and a lot of young stock and animals, etc. This was the place where overflow of travelers had stayed when the "Dudley Inn" had been full. It was pleasant enough to be a Hotel. Three families could live in it very comfortably, except the stair climbing for the top floor. There were 5 large rooms to each floor, except the top floor did not have access to a shed. The huge barn, carriage house, silo and shop for shoeing horses, were all across the road from the house.

1882

By the spring of 1882, Sam and Rosanna were living upstairs with Ed & Ella. Ed was 26 years old and Ella was 19 years of age. Ella took care of Aunt Rosanna when Alice was born, in the front room upstairs. This was a year before Annie was born and Benjamin was about a year old.Ed & Ella moved to the Dustin Martin place for awhile, since his parents had moved over beyond the 'Red School House' (as before mentioned) half-way up the hill in the place deeded to Dianna when her mother died in 1876. They had been renting it to Uncle "Bige" Paine, Rebecca & baby girl Lillian. (He was a brother to Abner). Rebecca Soule had been brought up in East Oxford in the place right across from the "Dudley Inn" (called the Soule Place.)

How nice it must be to grow up and go to school together and marry and havesame neighborhood in common, and their children brought up the same way as it was in those days. They had neighborhood dances amongst themselves, relatives and neighbors. Aunt Maidie was then 12 or 13 years old, when these dances were being held regularly with the Andrews as musicians. (As Aunt Maidie wrote me)"Charles and Emma held social gatherings in their home, the 'Rowe Homestead', at which all the young people gathered played games and had good times. At one of these gatherings I played the accordion for them to dance." "Clark Paine was about 17 years old at this time. His name was Samuel Clark Paine, and he was the son of George S. Paine and Lizzie Churchill.

Children of Charles & Emma Paine Rowe

1. Benjamin E. Rowe b. 7 June 1881

2. Annie Louise Rowe b. 29 May 1883

3. Charles Winfield Rowe b. 25 July 1886

2w)Emily Pearson Cooper (Emily, a wonderful step-mother, already had a child of her own named Madelle Cooper b. 24 Aug.1884) (A foster-sister to Annie Rowe, and half- sister to Elmer Rowe).

4. Elmer Albert Rowe b. 16 December 1891

Children of Sam & Rosanna Paine Rowe

1. Alice Esther Rowe b.8 April1882

2. Frank Rowe b.8 November 1885 (died 19 Feb.1886)

3. Eva Mabel Rowe b. 3 December 1886 (died 23 Aug.1900)

4. Walter S. Rowe b. 25 June 1888

5. Willis Edwin Rowe b. 2 May 1892

6. Florence Nightingale Rowe b. 2 January 1897

7. Madelle Dianna Rowe b. 23 June 1899

ROWE HISTORY

Since this volume is more about the Rowes, more should be added about the early history. In Revolutionary War times (about 1765) the smoke that rose up in a straight column, was directly south from the center of New Gloucester, Maine. As was stated in volume 1, Samuel Rowe and his family went from Gloucester, Massachusetts to New Gloucester, Maine (but was called Massachusetts territory then). There is not room here to tell about the first settlers being driven from New Yarmouth and New Gloucester. The first settlers were driven from their log-cabins back to their poverty-stricken homes in Gloucester, Massachusetts. So our Rowes waited until the Indian scare was about over, but those were hard times just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Zebulon Rowe, the son of Samuel had a large family but many of the children died when young. The deaths could have been caused by some contagious disease like scarlet-fever, or maybe from poverty. Anyway, Zebulon Jr., looked for 'greener fields' (as the saying goes). As soon as the road was completed to Minot which was a small town beside "Crooked River", a tributary of the Androscoggin river, called by some,"Little Androscoggin" they moved by horse and buggy. There was a good chance with a "Flour- Mill" there. Also some Indians still brought skins to sell every spring and swap for things they needed. So there was a "Tannery" here at Minot. Animal skins were tanned and made ready for shoes, etc.

There was a good School for the children at Minot. This small settlement of about 300 people was not on the 'Post-road' however and the "stage-coach" passed them by. Even so, they were not hopelessly cut off from the world, and the little settlement was still prosperous and only gradually declined as families moved away. They reared large families in those days and each child had to help at home. The older children had to help their parents in the fall and spring of each year. This was before the 'Compulsory' law was made to compel children to go to School until 16 years of age. It was in 1815 that Zebulon Rowe and Judith came to Minot to live and Maine was not even called a state until 1820 and could make laws of it's own. Contagious diseases like scarlet-fever was a scourge in those days and that is why our "Nathaniel" was left deaf and dumb when a child, also Esther Lane Chipman, whom. he later married when he was 37 years of age and she was 28 years old.

CHIPMANS

As was mentioned in Volume 1 William Chipman & family had also proceeded to Now Gloucester, which was as far inland as civilization had reached at that time. In April 1779 he took up a claim in the southern part of "Bakerstown", now called Poland, Maine. He was the first settler in South Poland and a pioneer of that town. His wife Esther Lane had been born 1766 in New Gloucester, Maine, but he had been born at Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts. (William had been only 10 years. old when his father Benjamin Chipman brought him to New Gloucester.) The "Old-Timers"(men of pioneer stock) were not the type to acknowledge defeat without a struggle. They loved their homes, their forests and their encompassing hills. They were 'back-woodsmen' to the bone. The snow was deep during the winter and all had a long way to go to the rural School. After William had 13 children his wife Esther died and he married Jane Sampson of Turner, Maine. The Turner road went to East Oxford, and probably that was why they moved to East Oxford. However some of his children had been born at Minot before his wife died.

Anyway the Chipmans moved to the settlement of East Oxford which was not a village, but a small settlement of farmers. Relatives lived near each other, and almost everybody was related by blood or else through marriage. The 'StageCoach did not pass by this end of town where the Chipmans lived, but they lived near Minot and Turner. "Nathanie; Rowe" came to live near his wife's folks at East Oxford, as mentioned. (called 'Down Under'.) Since I have dedicated this volume to 4 people: Uncle 'Win' , 'Auntie' Florence Rowe Lowe and Uncle Elmer, I will add another page for the few whom will be most interested. Will have to type this myself though, since the other 5 sheets have already gone to the printers.

The reason that I typed this volume II is because Dwight & Eleanor stated that their dad (my uncle 'Win' was disappointed because the other volume did not have the letter which his dad wrote his mother Emma before they were married, etc. So I got busy in my spare time and put together this volume (which were parts of my long history of "East Oxford and Annie Lane's 4 generations of relatives". This period starts with the time that the Stage-Coach passed thru East Oxford, on the route from South Paris to McFalls. The Stage Coach did not go on the other road where Nathaniel Rowe and the Chipmans Farris' lived, however.

Since the family of Sam Rowe &. Roaanna was not printed in complete form in the other volume, I have added their family here, complete, which will please cousin Florence. I wanted to have Uncle Win's large family printed this time, but would cost too much this time. If the relatives correspond and wish it or else send some money for this volume. I will have courage to put together volume III later in 1964.

I was surprised that Edna & Janet put the Lane family into volume I, but my mother was Annie Rowe Lane so they felt that her family was very important I guess. They condensed the long "History of East Oxford & 4 generations of Annie Rowe Lane's Re1atives", into 7 pages,and did a very good job I feel. It was not easy and they had to do some research also. Edna did not live to see it distributed, but she put her heart into it and nobody knows how badly we miss her. She had planned to deliver copies to the relatives herself by auto. Janet has 6 small children and has moved to Portland recently, so it is not surprising that she has not got volume I all delivered yet. The following I wish to add:

TIME BROUGHT SORROW TO ALL

Volume I told about Emma's death July 16,1890 and of Charles' marriage a year later to a fine widow named Emily Pearson Cooper, whom had a daughter by her former husband. Eva Cooper was a year younger then her foster sister Annie Rowe, and they became very fond of each other. 'Auntie' was so sweet that everyone loved her. Grammy Rowe was a wonderful person, and having had a hard life with a step-mother, she had vowed that she would be good to step-children of her own. My mother Annie always loved her step-mother. Elmer whom was born later was beloved by all of his half-brothers and sisters. He was the one whom stood by his father and carried on the heavy work of the farm, when Grampa Charles became crippled by a bull, which almost gored him to death. Rosanna Paine had lost 2 sisters and a brother by death, whom had been the closest to her, then 2 children. Her daughter Eva had died just one month after her sister Emma died. She moved beside her mother Dianne Andrews Paine, whom soon died also. Aunt Rosanna was destined to have 3 more children. 0ne was Florence Nightingale Rowe, whom has a sunny disposition and was a joy to all around her. Her disposition was a lot like her double-cousin Annie Rowe. Aunt Maidie wrote: "Sam bought the Lloyd Andrews' place soon after Charles Rowe married Emily, since Lloyd and family had moved to South Paris to please their oldest son Horace." 'Mell' Andrews (Oramel) told me once: "Herbert Andrews had married Cedora Chadbourne of Greene, and owned a grocery store in Lewiston, Maine."

Last but not least, my Uncle 'Win' whom has been almost like a secnd father to me, has reared 15 children. He and Aunt Madge have brought them all up to be worthy and good citizens. I have always marveled and admired how nicely they have done it. Their education and efficiency have helped them in doing so and I'm sure the Lord has helped also.

I have felt very close in spirit to all of these dear relatives(my mother's sister and brothers especially) and Florence has written such cheerful and inspiring letters to me since Edna's death. Uncle Elmer I remember most Children were: Benjamin Elwood ROWE, Anne Louise ROWE, Charles Winfield ROWE, Elmer Albert ROWE.

Spouse: Emily Ann PEARSON.

Spouse: Emily Ann PEARSON. Charles Chipman ROWE and Emily Ann PEARSON were married on 19 Apr 1891.

Charles Raymond ROWE. Parents: Philip Winfield ROWE and Gertrude Emma SMALL.

Spouse: Nora TABUDLONG. Children were: Margaret Ann ROWE, Eleanor Jean ROWE, Charles Raymond ROWE.

Spouse: Cynthia Sue CHAMBERS. Children were: Rebecca Jean ROWE.

Charles Raymond ROWE. Parents: Charles Raymond ROWE and Nora TABUDLONG.

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Charles Winfield Rowe's Timeline

1886
July 25, 1886
East Oxford, Oxford, Maine, USA
1900
1900
Age 13
Oxford Village, Oxford, Maine
1900
Age 13
Oxford Village, Oxford, Maine
1910
1910
Age 23
Oxford, Oxford, Maine
1910
Age 23
Oxford, Oxford, Maine
1912
June 25, 1912
Age 25
Paris, Oxford, Maine, United States
1916
August 31, 1916
Age 30
Stockford, Oxford Co., Maine, USA