Thursday, May 31, 2012

1892 Obituary of George Carroll Jennings of Dexter, Maine and Portland, Maine


Obituary of George Carroll Jennings, a student from Dexter, Maine, at Portland, Maine, on 13 February 1892.


From online research, hopefully correct:


George Carroll Jennings was born about 1873 at Garland, Maine.  His parents were George Carroll Jennings and Caroline Priscilla (Skillin) Jennings, born at Dexter, Maine, and Garland, Maine, respectively.


His paternal grandparents were Horace and Sarah Jennings.  His maternal grandparents were James and Caroline (Adams) Skillin.


Transcript:


Obituary


George Carroll Jennings


Died in Portland, Feb. 13th, of orbital cellulitis, George Carroll Jennings.  About two weeks ago he was taken to the Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary for treatment, and although he was an intense sufferer, he bore the pain with remarkable patience.


About ten years ago he went from Dexter to attend school.  he was an industrious scholar, and was beloved by teachers and scholars, while he won many friends outside of the school.  For the past three years he has been with Mrs. Glover on State street, assisting in various ways about the house to enable him to remain and pursue his studies.


The funeral services were held at Mrs. Glover's, Rev. Matt. S. Hughes of Chestnut Street church officiating.  There were many floral tributes, among them being a wreath from the teachers and pupils of the school, a cross from the employees at Mrs. Glover's, and a profusion of cut flowers from the boarders and other friends.


Miss Barton, preceptress of the school, accompanied the remains to Dexter, where he had a father and other relatives living.


Funeral services were also held at the residence of his grandfather, Monday, Rev. J. R. Clifford officiating.


The obituary seems to imply that the deceased's mother had already passed away or was otherwise not with his father.  I can't find a death record for her, though some online trees have her unsourced year of death as 1942.


If you have any corrections to the above information or additional information on the Jennings and Skillin families, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


The Abbott Memorial Library in Dexter has an excellent online database of obituaries of people with Dexter area connections.


Dexter and Garland, Maine [zoom out to see Garland to the east]



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Skillins Road, Garland, Maine



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