My Maine Heritage - June 2023 - Person Sheet
My Maine Heritage - June 2023 - Person Sheet
NameBeulah Randall Webster
Birth Date16 Mar 1910
Birth PlaceCastine, Hancock Co., ME
Death Date8 Feb 1995 Age: 84
Death PlacePortland, Cumberland Co., ME
Memoalt date: 8 Feb 1994
Burial PlaceElmwood Cem., Sumner, Oxford Co., ME
OccupationSchool teacher
EducationEastern State Normal School, Castine, ME
FatherEmery Herbert Webster (1880-1951)
MotherMabel F Bowden (1884-1953)
Misc. Notes
From David O. Cole via e-mail 21 Oct 2002:
Castine Normal School was after (instead of?) High School. I think it was like a 2-year prep school. From it, you could get a certificate to teach grade schools. It required many summer courses for credits to keep qualified to teach.

The Eastern State Normal School was established in Castine in 1867 as part of a statewide system of teachers colleges. The Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) building now known as Dismukes Hall on the MMA campus was built in 1872 and housed classrooms and offices.  Richardson Hall (Leavitt Hall) was built in 1900 as a dormitory and dining facility, and the present Quick Hall, constructed in 1928, was the school’s gymnasium and auditorium.
Maine Maritime Academy shared classroom facilities with ESNS from its founding (as the Maine Nautical Training School) in the fall of 1941 until the Normal School closed in the spring of 1942.

Marriage record on (no image)

Middle name from grandmother “Aunt Sadie” Randall (Heath) Webster.
Birth Date9 Nov 1908
Birth PlaceMilton Plt., Oxford Co., ME
Memoalt date: 8 Nov 1908
Death Date30 Jun 1992 Age: 83
Death PlaceNorway, Oxford Co., ME
Memoalt date: 26 Jun 1992
Burial PlaceElmwood Cem., Sumner, Oxford Co., ME
Occupationdairy farmer; mail carrier; selectman
EducationRedding Schools of Sumner
FatherEdmund Eugene Cole (1880-1946)
MotherEdith May Andrews (1886-1967)
Misc. Notes
Worked as a mail carrier for 44 years in the Sumner area, and worked as a farmer all of his life. He served as a selectman in Sumner for more than twenty years. He was road commissioner and tax assessor, and was a member of the town Budget Committee. (from obituary)

Kenneth Cole bought the “Cole Farm” from Abel Crockett in 1934:

• Abel Crockett received the house by the will of his sister, Esther Grose Gerrish.

• Esther Grose Gerrish received the house from her husband George Grose.

• George Grose received the house from Lowell Gardner in 1888.

• Lowell Gardner received the house from Hiram Heath in 1880.

• Hiram Heath inherited the house from his father Abraham Heath in 1842. It was the “Abraham Heath homestead.” His wife was Arvilla or Belinda.

• Abraham bought (the land? the farm?) from Ebenezer Bancroft, Lot 19 in the 5th Range, Jan. 11, 1815.

Before Kenneth bought the farm, he and Beulah rented another farm on Lower Sumner Hill Rd., which is where Frances was born.

Kenneth’s birth record is on
Maine Death Index on (VitalChek)
SSDI on (Vital Chek)
Marriage record on (no image)
Marr Date7 Jun 1931
Marr PlaceWest Paris, Oxford Co., ME
Last Modified 19 Apr 2021Created 12 Jun 2023 using Reunion for Macintosh
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