Category Archives: People

Biographies of the People of Scarborough.

Encapsulated Collection 24 – Notices

Payment to inhabitants for part of Scarboro annex to Gorham by Act of Legislature of 1864. This may certify that theAssessors of the town of ScarboroHave apportioned to the inhabitantsOf that part of Scarboro set offAnd annexed to the town … Continue reading

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First Scarborough Town Council – 1970

SCARBOROUGH HISTORY PICTURE OF THE WEEKJanuary 6, 2023 As we enter the new year of 2023, the Scarborough Historical Society will be providing a “Picture of the Week” on various topics and periods in Scarborough’s rich history on the Facebook … Continue reading

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HMS Pinafore Production

From the Collections By Linda Snow McLoon An interesting picture has surfaced that expands our knowledge of Scarborough’s past. From a photograph and accompanying notes, we learn about an event that must have caused some excitement in Scarborough in the … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Fickett Shaw (1855-1901)

The museum recently received a wonderful photo of Elizabeth Fickett Shaw. According to the information provided with the photo of Elizabeth, she: Family Search has profile KCH5-V82 for Elizabeth A Fickett (1863-1901). Ancestry has 37 public trees that refer to Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Susan Sawyer Todd (1859-1891)

The museum recently received a wonderful photo of Susan Sawyer Todd. According to the information with the photo: Susan Sawyer Todd Nana Dorothy Shaw’s Mother 1859-1891 (32 yrs old) Birth mother to Dorothy Miller Shaw Other Information about Susan Sawyer … Continue reading

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Fredrick Augustus Miller (1854-1927)

The museum recently received a wonderful photo of Fredrick Miller. According to the information on the back of the photo Fredrick:                     Fredrick Miller   Born 1855 – Died 1927.   … Continue reading

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Updates October 2022

In October 2022, the following items were added to the website: Organizations 12th Maine Regiment (Civil War) Twenty-seventh Reunion of the 12th  Maine Regiment – Dunstan, 10 September 1908. I added a photo of the West Scarborough Methodist Church (circa 1928). … Continue reading

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Town Annual Reports

By Becky Delaware If you enjoy local history, town annual reports are a great source of information. The earliest Scarborough reports date from the 1850s. Those from the 1880s on are the most common; however, the earlier the report, the … Continue reading

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12th Maine Regiment (Civil War)

A transcript of the first page of a 1908 flyer for the Twelfth Maine Regimental Association. It mentions how to get to Dunstan via the electrics. There is also a link to a digital copy of the document that includes … Continue reading

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William Graffam – Puzzle Editor

William H. Graffam (1853-1934) Puzzle Editor of West Scarborough, Maine By Larry Glatz of (East) Scarborough, Maine — 31 August 2022 For most who knew him locally, William Henry Graffam was a successful grocer and sometime postmaster at Dunstan’s Corner … Continue reading

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