George Jay Babson (1855 - 1922)

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Birthplace: Brooksville, ME, USA
Death: Died in Dover-Foxcroft, ME, USA
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About George Jay Babson

George was a school teacher for a number of years. Later he became a wool buyer, traveling throughout the west. He was shoe store operator at Foxcroft, ME, in 1887. He later founded a lumber business, which he incorporated as Babson and Company in 1907. At the time of the birth of his first child, he also called himself a dealer in coal, as well as lumber.

George wrote a will on 25 Mar 1909 leaving his wife, Jessie, all his furniture, books, etc. and "the use of our house on Winter Street" until her death. His son Horace received "the money in the savings bank." The servants were to receive six months pay. All his wild lands went to his two younger sons and at their mother's death, they were to divide the estate. The estate inventory which was appraised at $538,308.54, included mortgages he held in Georgia totalling with interest $72,120.94, 135 shares of Draper Corporation stock valued at $20,520, and $372,513.12 in bonds. The Mayo House at Foxcroft was appraised for $8,000.1965

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Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900: George J Babson was christened on 9 Apr 1855 in Brooksville, Hancock, Maine, born to Cibilian Babson.

1860 census of Brooksville, Hancock, Maine p3: George I Babson, age 5, born in Maine.

1870 census of Brooksville, Hancock, Maine p15: George J Babson, age 15, born in Maine, listed with parents, Sivilian, 57 & Abby P, 43 and siblings, Emma F, 21, Edwin P, 13 and Clara P, 7 as well as Flavilla Billings, 27.

Maine Marriages, 1892-1996: George J Babson of Foxcroft married Jessie N Oakes of Foxcroft on 9 Apr 1900.

1900 census of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine p4A: George J Babson, born Apr 1856 in Maine, parents born in Maine, lumber dealer, listed with new wife, Jessie J, 22 in the household of her parents, Wm B Oakes, 68 & Edith N, 57 and siblings, Harry, 25 and Myrtice M, 20.

1910 census of Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine p2: George J Babson, age 55, he & parents born in Maine, listed with wife, Jessie, 31 and sons, Keith, 8 and George, 4.

According to Ancestral File at familysearch.org, George J Babson was born 9 Apr 1855 in Brooksville, Hancock, Maine to Sevilian Babson & Abbie P Perkins, married Lillian A Perkins about 3 Sep 1885, also married Jessie Oakes, and died Jun 1922 in Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.

According to the IGI at the same site, George J Babson was born 9 Apr 1855 in Brooksville, Hancock, Maine, christened 9 Apr 1855 in Brooksville to father, Cibilian Babson (extracted birth record), married 1st Lillian A Perkins on 3 Sep 1885 in Blue Hill, Hancock, Maine, married 2nd Jessie Oakes about 1892 in Brooksville, and died in Jun 1922.

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George Babson's Timeline

1855
April 19, 1855
Brooksville, ME, USA
1889
June 19, 1889
Age 34
Dover-Foxcroft, ME, USA
1900
April 9, 1900
Age 44
1901
June 13, 1901
Age 46
Dover-Foxcroft, ME, USA
1905
August 2, 1905
Age 50
Dover-Foxcroft, ME, USA
1922
June 13, 1922
Age 67
Dover-Foxcroft, ME, USA
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Dover-Foxcroft, ME, USA