My Maine Heritage - April 2022 - Person Sheet
My Maine Heritage - April 2022 - Person Sheet
NameArvilla K Andrews
Birth Date1 Oct 1830
Birth PlaceFranklin Plt., Oxford Co., ME
Memoalt date: 7 Oct 1830
Death Date21 May 1918 Age: 87
Death PlaceParis, Oxford Co., ME
Memodeath cert. on
MotherAbigail Keen (1798-1856)
Misc. Notes
1850 USC for Franklin Plantation lists age as 20.

Listed as with George Canwell in 1860 USC for Franklin Plantation.
Listed as with Addison Bowker in 1870 USC for Sumner.
Listed as with Addison Bowker in 1880 USC for Sumner. She is living next to her brother, James H and his wife Angelia.
Listed as with Addison Bowker in 1900 USC for Sumner. She’s also listed as being the mother of two children (Anna and Allie). In this household is Allie B. Bowker, listed as an adopted son.
Listed with Addison Bowker in 1910 USC for Sumner. They are living with grandson Allie D Durell. Arvilla lists that she had 2 children born but 0 are living. They are listed as both in their 2nd marriage and married (only) 10 years.

Death cert. on indicates that Arvilla (and Addison?) moved from Sumner to Paris late in life. She had been a resident of Paris for 2 years before her death. Her birth date is listed as 7 Oct 1830. Parents are listed as “Persis [Peres] Andrews” and “Abigail Cain [Keen].” Cause of death: bronchitis of 3 weeks duration (Influenza of 1918?).
Birth Date10 Aug 1830
Death Date25 Apr 1918 Age: 87
Death PlaceParis, Oxford Co., ME
FatherHarvey Bowker (1804-1868)
MotherDiana S Curtis (1808-1899)
Misc. Notes
He doesn’t show up on many family records, but parentage was identified on his death certificate.

Cause of death listed as “Le Grippe” of four days duration. The Grippe was another term for influenza; Influenza epidemic of 1918.

Note: Addison Bowker m. Arvilla K Andrews, daughter of Perez/Peres b. 1797 is the nephew of Alonzo Bowker m. Phebe Andrews, daughter of Perez Andrews b. 1769.
ChildrenAnna (~1868-)
 Albert Allie D (1881-1969)
Birth Date20 Jun 1833
Memoalt date: 1 Apr 1846
Death Date15 Feb 1865 Age: 31
Death Placein Civil War, Libby Prison
Memopossibly Cedar Creek, VA
FatherOliver Billings Canwell Sr. (1801-1847)
Misc. Notes
Named after Dr. Turner, who attended his birth.

Found marriage record for George Canwell and Arvilla Andrews in Franklin Plantation records at Maine State Archives. Is she the same Arvilla K. Andrews, daughter of Peres Andrews and Abigail Keene, who married Addison Bowker? Apparently yes. They are first cousins.

Listed as with Arvilla K. on 1860 USC for Franklin Plantation.

Civil War service: Listed “P. Readin, mother” and Arvilla K as next of kin.

Mustered 21 Sept 1861, Pvt. Co F., 9th ME Vol. Reenlisted aged 29 in 1862; discharged 16 Jan 1863. Reenlisted in 1863. Taken prisoner 11 Jul 1863. Enlisted in Company A, Maine 29th Infantry Regiment on 16 Sep 1864. Mustered out on 19 Oct 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA. Died at Libby Prison, 15 Feb 1865.

Record (U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865) indicates that George did not survive the war.
Marr Date20 Feb 1854
Marr PlaceFranklin Plt., Oxford Co., ME
Marr Memoalt date: 18 Feb 1854
Last Modified 14 Jun 2015Created 20 Apr 2022 using Reunion for Macintosh
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