Towle Ancestry and More

Simeon Towle1

M, #1, born 18 August 1745, died October 1832

Parents

Father*John Towle, Jr born 23 May 1723
Mother*Mary Page born 26 November 1712, died 16 January 1763
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Mary Farrar born 1751, died before 1779

Daughter*Nancy Towle died 6 May 1840
Son*Maj Josiah Towle+ born July 1769, died 17 January 1838

Birth

  • Simeon Towle was born on 18 August 1745 in Hampton, New Hampshire.2
    Simeon Towle birth record
Vital Records Hampton, NH has entry "Simeon ye son of John Towl and by Mary his wife was born the 18th day of August 1745.

Simeon was from Hampton, New Hampshire, who evidently came to Newfield, Maine to live with his son late in life as he was buried in the Old Village cemetery in Newfield, Maine.
It also seems that Simeon had two wives one by the name of Mary last name unknown, The second wife's name is unknown.

the DAR index for Simeon Towle says his wife was Mary Page. But that probably referred to the name of his mother. Simeon Towle had person sources.3

Death

  • Simeon Towle died in October 1832 at age 87 in Newfield, Maine.
    Simon's of residence. This also has a note saying "son? of Josiah and Hannah Towle". Josiah Towle was his son and Hanna was Josiah's wife.

Buried

  • Simeon Towle was buried at Newfield, York County, Maine, USA, in Baptist Cemetery.4
    Simeon Towle's head stone in Newfield, Maine at the Baptist Cemetery
    Another view of Simeon's cemetery lot

Military Service

  • Simeon Towle served in the military in 1775 in Pierce's Island. SAR application, Simeon Towle: "NH Militiary. Private in Capt. Henry Elkin's Company, 1775. Stationed at Pierce's Island; signed the Association Test, 1776 in Hampton [New Hampshire].

    Simeon was listed in the Solders, Sailors, and Patriots of the Revolutionary War Maine with the following info:
    Towle, Simeon, PS
    b Hampton, NH 1745. d Newfield 1832. m (1)Mary (2)_____. CL-4, 1:684; MOCA
    The following are the abbreviations for the above:
    CL-4 DAR Patriot Index Vol 2 Washington, DC: DAR, 1966-79.
    DAR Patriot Index lists Simeon as a Private in New Hampshire, and Patriotic Service in Revolutionary War. Says wife Mary Page.

Citations

  1. [S33] Ancestry.com website (http://www.ancestry.com), https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/44323478/person/24072023276/media/15503347-06bb-49d5-a2ab-47dfe13b441a?_phsrc=qqn-1262499&_phstart=successSource
  2. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/267833:4582?tid=&pid=&queryId=efdfe3b04552afce176e5137c1b4a756&_phsrc=qqn-1210692&_phstart=successSource
  3. [S2] Soldiers, sailor, and Patriots of the Revolutionary War Maine, Maine The National Society of Sons of the American Revolution. 1000 South Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203., 798
  4. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/95713845/simeon-towle
Last Edited27 November 2022

Maj Josiah Towle

M, #2, born July 1769, died 17 January 1838

Parents

Father*Simeon Towle born 18 August 1745, died October 1832
Mother*Mary Farrar born 1751, died before 1779
Pedigree Link

Families

Spouse/Partner: Hannah Ayer born 1774, died 28 July 1806

Son*Dr Ira Clark Towle+ born 4 September 1796, died 19 August 1873
Son*John Towle born 6 October 1797, died 22 November 1859
Son*Josiah Towle, Jr.+ born 7 February 1798, died 26 January 1883
Son*William Towle born 21 December 1800
Son*Simeon Towle+ born 17 March 1801, died 21 October 1884
Daughter*Mary Towle+ born 18 November 1802, died 28 January 1890
Daughter*Hannah Towle born 11 March 1804, died 20 July 1890

Spouse/Partner: Nancy Elizabeth Doe born 1778, died 21 September 1861

Daughter*Julia Ann Towle
Son*George Washington Towle
Daughter*Harriet Towle
Daughter*Charlotte Towle
Daughter*Emiline Towle
Son*William Towle
Daughter*Susanna Towle
Daughter*Caroline Towle born 1 March 1808, died 13 August 1882

Birth

  • Maj Josiah Towle was born in July 1769 at Epping, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA, in Epping, New Hampshire.
Josiah left home at an early age and came to Maine. He was a "limerick" in 1793 when he bought property in "Washington", Maine. By the next year he was a trader in Newfield Village where he acquired more property, including interest in several mills. In 1840 his house and store were sold to Mark Wood. His family moved away from Newfield. Some of Josiah and Nacy Doe Towle's descendants are buried in Mt. Hope cemetery Bangor, Maine, so they may have gone from Newfield to the Bangor, Maine area.

Josiah Towle, son of Simeon Towle, when a boy ran away from his home in Epping, NH., went to Hiram, ME, and hired with a Mr. Wadsworth. While yet a young man, he went to Limerick and engaged in mercantile pursuits in company with a Captain Baker; and a few years later, in 1790, came to Newfield, bought 20 acres of land of Samuel Dam, and opened a store. He married, for his first wife, Hannah, daughter of Elisha Ayer, who died July 28, 1806, aged 32 years. He was the first representative to the General Court of Massachusetts, prominent in early affairs, and died Jan. 17, 1838, aged 68."

Josiah Towle, the first merchant of the town of Newfield, was the first representative of his town in the General Court of Massachusctta, major of the militia, and prominent in most public and town affairs of his time. He died Jan. 17, 1838, aged sixty-eight years.

The first company of militia was orgunized in 1794. Eben Symmes was chosen Captain, James Crummet, Lieutenant, and David Chellis, Ensign. At the second election Josiah Towle was chosen captain; and at the third election, Captain Towle having been promoted to be major of the regiment, Ensign Chellis was promoted Captain, Gideon Straw was elected Lieutenant, and Joseph Dunnels, Ensign. The next year the town was divided into two districts and reorganized into two companies.

REPRESENTATIVES TO THE GENERAL COURT.
Maj. Josiah Towle, 1809, 1811; David Moulton, 1812, 1813, 1814; Gamaliel E. Smith, 1819; Capt. James Ayer, 1820. Maj Josiah Towle had person sources.1,2

Death

  • Maj Josiah Towle died on 17 January 1838 at age 68 in Newfield, York County, Maine, USA.
    Joshiah's head stone in the Newfield, Maine cemetery.

Buried

  • Maj Josiah Towle was buried at Newfield, York County, Maine, USA, in Baptist Cemetery.3

Marriage

Citations

  1. [S41] Wiki Tree (http://www.wikitree.com), https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Towle-349
  2. [S49] W. Woodford Clayton, History of York County, Maine: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketcheg (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & CO . , Philadelphia, 1880), 353
  3. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/95714332/josiah-towle
Last Edited27 November 2022

Hannah Ayer

F, #3, born 1774, died 28 July 1806

Parents

Father*Elisha Ayer born 18 May 1755, died 7 September 1807
Mother*Mary McLellan born 1749, died 17 May 1824
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Maj Josiah Towle born July 1769, died 17 January 1838

Son*Dr Ira Clark Towle+ born 4 September 1796, died 19 August 1873
Son*John Towle born 6 October 1797, died 22 November 1859
Son*Josiah Towle, Jr.+ born 7 February 1798, died 26 January 1883
Son*William Towle born 21 December 1800
Son*Simeon Towle+ born 17 March 1801, died 21 October 1884
Daughter*Mary Towle+ born 18 November 1802, died 28 January 1890
Daughter*Hannah Towle born 11 March 1804, died 20 July 1890

Birth

  • Hannah Ayer was born in 1774.
Hannah Ayer had person sources.1

Death

  • Hannah Ayer died on 28 July 1806 at age ~32 at Buried in cemetery in Newfield, Maine, in Newfield, Maine.

Buried

  • Hannah Ayer was buried at Newfield, Maine, in Baptist Cemetery.2
    Hannah Towle head stone

Marriage

Citations

  1. [S41] Wiki Tree (http://www.wikitree.com), https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ayer-1037
  2. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/95714902/hannah-towle
Last Edited9 August 2022

Dr Ira Clark Towle

M, #4, born 4 September 1796, died 19 August 1873

Parents

Father*Maj Josiah Towle born July 1769, died 17 January 1838
Mother*Hannah Ayer born 1774, died 28 July 1806
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Sarah Clement born 30 September 1801, died 12 July 1877

Daughter*Mary Frances Towle+ born 9 August 1825, died 28 February 1926
Daughter*Abigail Clement Towle+ born 21 October 1827, died June 1913
Son*Dr William Clement Towle+ born 12 June 1830, died 1 October 1900
Son*Jason Whitman ("Whit") Towle+ born 28 August 1834, died 30 November 1914
Son*James Steele Towle born 8 March 1837, died 18 February 1846
Son*John W Towle born 18 February 1842, died 18 February 1912
Daughter*Harriet Ayer Towle+ born 13 November 1842, died 8 July 1935

Birth

  • Dr Ira Clark Towle was born on 4 September 1796 in Newfield, Maine.
Ira Clark Towle died August 19, 1873, age 76 years 11 mos., 15 days as recorded on his gravestone in the Village cemetery in Fryeburg, Maine. Oldest son of Josiah Towle.
Ira Towle was a physician and practiced first in Standish and Brownfield, Maine before settling in Fryeburg. He studied anatomy and physiology under Dr. Alex Ramsey and upon examination, proved himself fully qualified to be nominated as a member of the Anatomical Society in Surgeon's Square, Edinburgh in 1818. This information is from a letter written by Dr. Ramsey in Fryeburg, Maine December 1818. He was given another letter from Dr. Ramsey, dated September 30, 1801, at Concord, New Hampshire.

Correspondence of the Boston Journal: Letter from Fryeburg, ME Jan 18, 1872: Dealt with the Golden Wedding of Dr. and Mrs. Ira Towle which took place on the evening of January 1, 1872, attended by a host of friends from both far and near.

Three children died at infancy; Daniel Clement Towle born 16 Oct 1823, died 26 Sep 1824. Infant son Jason Whitman Towle born 12 Jul 1833, died 20 Oct 1833 all born in Fryeburg, Maine. These children are not mentioned in the family trees. This information was taken from the town records from Fryeburg, Maine found in Augusta, Maine Archives, film number 230.

Information supplied to me says he was born in Newfield but on his son’s death certificate (Jason Whitman Towle #8) says he was born in Parsonsfield, Maine.

Biography
"Dr. Towle, a native of Newfield, ME, was a prominent physician in his day. After completing his medical studies, he practiced for a time in Standish, ME, after which he moved to Brownfield in Oxford County, ME. In 1825 he came to Fryeburg, where he followed his profession for nearly 50 years, and died in 1872 [1873]. He is still remembered here as an able physician and a worthy, upright man. His wife, Sarah Clement, was a native of Fryeburg, became the mother of ten children, as follows: Mary A. Samuel Souther, Abby, William C., Jason Whitman, John, Harriet A. the wife of Stuart Bradley, who is a prominent attorney of Chicago, Ill., James, and three who died in infancy." From THE BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, 1897, p225, pub. by Biog. Review Publishing Co., Boston (copied by SGB).

Ira Towle's Tombstone in Fryeburg, Maine cemetery His tombstone reads: "Ira Towle, M.D. Died Aug 19, 1873. AE 76 ys. 11 ms. 15 ds. He dealt justly, loved mercy, and walked humbly." Dr Ira Clark Towle had person sources.1,2

Death

  • Dr Ira Clark Towle died on 19 August 1873 at age 76.
    Ira'shead stone in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fryeburg, Maine

Buried

  • Dr Ira Clark Towle was buried at Fryeburg, Maine, in Village cemetery.3

Misc

  • Dr Ira Clark Towle.

Marriage

  • Dr Ira Clark Towle and Sarah Clement were married on 31 December 1822.

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • 4
    Family history recounts that Dr. Ira Towle got sick of the lower limb of this tree knocking his hat off his head, so he tied the limb up when it was just a young tree & this donut shape is what resulted over the course of several hundred years.
    Physician certificate
    Jason and Emma Towle golden wedding

Citations

  1. [S33] Ancestry.com website (http://www.ancestry.com)
  2. [S41] Wiki Tree (http://www.wikitree.com), https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Towle-348
  3. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50804896/ira-clark-towle
  4. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/75486288/person/82026046216/media/5df3e380-2e07-447d-aa71-4f079b044ea1?_phsrc=qqn-1576950&_phstart=successSource
Last Edited12 December 2022

Nancy Elizabeth Doe

F, #5, born 1778, died 21 September 1861

Parents

Father*John Doe
Mother*Mary ?
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Maj Josiah Towle born July 1769, died 17 January 1838

Daughter*Julia Ann Towle
Son*George Washington Towle
Daughter*Harriet Towle
Daughter*Charlotte Towle
Daughter*Emiline Towle
Son*William Towle
Daughter*Susanna Towle
Daughter*Caroline Towle born 1 March 1808, died 13 August 1882

Birth

  • Nancy Elizabeth Doe was born in 1778.
Nancys descendents are buried in Mt. Hope cemetery Bangor, Maine so the family appears to have gone from Newfiled to Bangor, Maine.

Death

  • Nancy Elizabeth Doe died on 21 September 1861 at age ~83.

Buried

  • Nancy Elizabeth Doe was buried in Mt. Hope cemetery Bangor, Maine.

Marriage

Last Edited15 February 1995

Sarah Clement

F, #6, born 30 September 1801, died 12 July 1877

Parents

Father*Daniel Clement born 7 March 1773, died 29 September 1840
Mother*Abrigail ("Nabby") Pillsbury born about 1779, died 19 October 1824
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Dr Ira Clark Towle born 4 September 1796, died 19 August 1873

Daughter*Mary Frances Towle+ born 9 August 1825, died 28 February 1926
Daughter*Abigail Clement Towle+ born 21 October 1827, died June 1913
Son*Dr William Clement Towle+ born 12 June 1830, died 1 October 1900
Son*Jason Whitman ("Whit") Towle+ born 28 August 1834, died 30 November 1914
Son*James Steele Towle born 8 March 1837, died 18 February 1846
Son*John W Towle born 18 February 1842, died 18 February 1912
Daughter*Harriet Ayer Towle+ born 13 November 1842, died 8 July 1935

Birth

  • Sarah Clement was born on 30 September 1801.
Daughter of Daniel and Abrigail (Pillsbury) Clement.

Death

  • Sarah Clement died on 12 July 1877 at age 75.

Buried

  • Sarah Clement was buried at Fryeburg, Maine, in Village cemetery.1

Marriage

Citations

  1. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50804909/sarah-towle
Last Edited27 November 2022

Jason Whitman ("Whit") Towle

M, #7, born 28 August 1834, died 30 November 1914
  • Jason Whitman Towle reunion 1910 - colorized
    1st row:
    Walter Howard Jones, Howard Towle, Ethel Lillian Andrews (daughter of Abigail Susan Towle), Harry Kimball Eastman, Philip Chester Eastman, Helen Sweat.

    2nd row:
    Chester Clement Eastman, Mary Frances Towle (Sweat), Jason Whitman Towle, Mary Elizabeth Shorb (Towle), Sarah Maria Towle (Eastman), Erwin Garfield Giles.
    Children in Front of Jason are:
    Dorothy Towle Haley (Kiesman), Mary Elizabeth Eastman (Hill)(Gray).

    3rd row:
    Irma Towle (Kimball), Hester Eastman (Mills), Ruth Sweat, Ruth Eastman (Pendexter), Emma Elizabeth Towle (Haley), Alice Gertrude Hill (Towle)(Hurd), Kate Wiley Towle (Giles), (Giles), Harriet Baker Towle (Jones), Fannie Eastman (Chandler)(Hill).

    4th row:
    Frank Charles Haley and daughter Pearl Evelyn Haley (Peaco), Howard Wyman Jones, John Jack Sweat, Charles Henry Andrews, Clement Towle.

    The person in the 3rd row that is labled (Giles), I believe is wrong.
    I believed it is one of these two people.
    Mabel Florence Morton (Towle)
    Abigail Susan Towle (Andrews)

Parents

Father*Dr Ira Clark Towle born 4 September 1796, died 19 August 1873
Mother*Sarah Clement born 30 September 1801, died 12 July 1877
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Emma Elizabeth Shorb born 12 January 1846, died 23 June 1921

Daughter*Sarah Maria Towle+ born 16 October 1864, died 28 October 1941
Daughter*Mary Frances Towle+ born 24 June 1866, died 26 July 1940
Son*Ira Whitman Towle+ born 29 March 1869, died 19 November 1909
Son*Daniel Clement Towle born 19 August 1871, died 27 August 1948
Son*Charles Bowen Towle born 10 March 1874, died 11 March 1875
Daughter*Abigail Susan ("Abbie") Towle+ born 23 December 1875, died 26 March 1963
Daughter*Harriet Baker Towle+ born 15 February 1879, died 15 March 1962
Daughter*Emma Elizabeth Towle+ born 6 July 1881, died 17 September 1963
Daughter*Kate Wiley Towle+ born 24 October 1885

Birth

  • Jason Whitman ("Whit") Towle was born on 28 August 1834 in Fryeburg, Maine.1
Jason Whitman Towle spent his life in Fryeburg, Maine except for four years teaching in Iowa. He attended the Fryeburg Academy where he was a good Latin and Greek scholar and a remarkable mathematician. He taught school thirty years, ten of which were in the "Old Stone School House" now the Fryeburg Woman's Club which houses the Fryeburg Public Library.

Mr. Jason Whitman Towle, or Whit as he is known to his many friends, was born in Fryeburg in 1834. He was one of the company "The Boys and Girls of '34'" who celebrated their 70th birthdays together in August, 1904 with the famous Septuagenarian Party which was conducted by the late Alonzo F. Lewis.

His death certificate is wrong because it list his wife as his mother.
#Cause of death list listed as Accidental ashes from log set clothing on fire.

11/30/1914 Gordon Diary
TOWLE, Jason W., died at 1:00 P.M. He had been confined to the house nearly two years with a terrible cancer, and had his clothes take fire while his wife was at dinner and was terribly burned on 11/29.
12/3 - Private funeral of Jason W. Towle at 11:00 A.M. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Rev. B. N. Stone officiated.

Obituary:
Mr. Jason Whitman Towle died Monday, Nov. 30, at the age of eighty years. On Sunday last while along in his room for about five minutes Mr. Towle clothing in some way caught fire and he was serious burned that he died on Monday.
Mr. Towle has been ill for many months, bearing his suffering very patiently, his family have the sympathy of the whole community.
Private services were held at the of his sons D.C. Towle, on Thursday at eleven o'clock. Rev B. M. Stone, pastor of the Church of the New Jerusalem, conducting the services, Burial in Pine Grove cemetery.

Death

  • Jason Whitman ("Whit") Towle died on 30 November 1914 at age 80 in Fryeburg, Maine.2
    Jason W Towle obituary

Buried

  • Jason Whitman ("Whit") Towle was buried at Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine, USA 44.02030, -70.97280, in Sec 1, Lot 14 Pine Grove Cemetery.2
    Jason Whitman Towle cemetery card
    Jason's head stone in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fryeburg, Maine

Occupations

  • Jason Whitman ("Whit") Towle was a Farmer.

Other portraits

Jason Whitman Towle reunion 1910 - colorized
1st row:
Walter Howard Jones, Howard Towle, Ethel Lillian Andrews (daughter of Abigail Susan Towle), Harry Kimball Eastman, Philip Chester Eastman, Helen Sweat.

2nd row:
Chester Clement Eastman, Mary Frances Towle (Sweat), Jason Whitman Towle, Mary Elizabeth Shorb (Towle), Sarah Maria Towle (Eastman), Erwin Garfield Giles.
Children in Front of Jason are:
Dorothy Towle Haley (Kiesman), Mary Elizabeth Eastman (Hill)(Gray).

3rd row:
Irma Towle (Kimball), Hester Eastman (Mills), Ruth Sweat, Ruth Eastman (Pendexter), Emma Elizabeth Towle (Haley), Alice Gertrude Hill (Towle)(Hurd), Kate Wiley Towle (Giles), (Giles), Harriet Baker Towle (Jones), Fannie Eastman (Chandler)(Hill).

4th row:
Frank Charles Haley and daughter Pearl Evelyn Haley (Peaco), Howard Wyman Jones, John Jack Sweat, Charles Henry Andrews, Clement Towle.

The person in the 3rd row that is labled (Giles), I believe is wrong.
I believed it is one of these two people.
Mabel Florence Morton (Towle)
Abigail Susan Towle (Andrews)

Marriage

  • Jason Whitman ("Whit") Towle and Emma Elizabeth Shorb were married on 20 January 1863 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.3
    Jason Whitman Towle and Emma Elizabeth Shorbs marriage record

Military Service

  • Jason Whitman ("Whit") Towle served in the military.
    Jason Whitman Towle draft
    Jason Whitman Towle draft
    Jason Whitman Towle military correction

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Jason Whitman Towle reunion. Held on 1910.
    Jason Whitman Towle-Golden wedding article.

Citations

  1. [S4] Fryeburg Maine town records, Fryeburg Maine town records
  2. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52716127/jason-whitman-towle
  3. [S33] Ancestry.com website (http://www.ancestry.com), https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/901096988:61378?tid=&pid=&queryId=9b527a4dabad694c9a61e308c0a35c0a&_phsrc=qqn1213553&_phstart=successSource
Last Edited26 January 2023

Emma Elizabeth Shorb

F, #8, born 12 January 1846, died 23 June 1921

Parents

Father*Adam Lechner ("Little Adam") Shorb born 3 December 1800, died 7 July 1874
Mother*Maria L Bowen born 22 April 1807, died 28 July 1883
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Jason Whitman ("Whit") Towle born 28 August 1834, died 30 November 1914

Daughter*Sarah Maria Towle+ born 16 October 1864, died 28 October 1941
Daughter*Mary Frances Towle+ born 24 June 1866, died 26 July 1940
Son*Ira Whitman Towle+ born 29 March 1869, died 19 November 1909
Son*Daniel Clement Towle born 19 August 1871, died 27 August 1948
Son*Charles Bowen Towle born 10 March 1874, died 11 March 1875
Daughter*Abigail Susan ("Abbie") Towle+ born 23 December 1875, died 26 March 1963
Daughter*Harriet Baker Towle+ born 15 February 1879, died 15 March 1962
Daughter*Emma Elizabeth Towle+ born 6 July 1881, died 17 September 1963
Daughter*Kate Wiley Towle+ born 24 October 1885

Birth

  • Emma Elizabeth Shorb was born on 12 January 1846 in Canton, Ohio.
Her father was Adam and Maria (Bowen) Shorb. Father born in Canton, Ohio. Mother born in Vermont. Cause of death listed on death certificate as cerebral hemorrhage.

Miss Emma Elizabeth Shorb is a native of Canton, Ohio, and is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Shorb of that town. Her father was of German descent, whose ancestors came from the fatherland and settled in that part of Pennsylvania which is now known as the state of Maryland. Her mother, before her marriage, was Miss Maria Bowen. She was the daughter of Dr. Bowen, a physician in Montpelier, Vermont. She also belonged to a large family of brothers and sisters. One of her brothers was the late Dr. Andrew Shorb, the well-known homeopathic physician of Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Towle, all her early life, received very careful home training. Her mother never allowed her to attend the public schools but she was educated in an excellent private school. A student in this school was her friend and relative Miss Ida Saxton who later became the wife of William McKinley, later President of the United States.

After a time, Miss Shorb went to spend some months with an older sister whose home was in the state of Iowa. There for the first time she attended public school. The teacher J.W. Towle, soon noticed her fine scholarship and was led to inquire how it happened that she was so in advance of all the other students in her school. She told him of her private school instruction and that she had never been in public school before. Admiration soon ripened into love and on January 20, 1863, at her home in Canton, Ohio, Miss Emma Elizabeth Shorb and Jason Whitman Towle were united in marriage. Very soon they took their bridal trip to Fryeburg, Maine, where they intended to make their new home. The home has been blessed by the presence of nine sons and daughters. (1)Sarah, who married Chester Eastman of Chatham, New Hampshire - they have six children namely: Fannie, Hester, Ruth, Philip, Harry and Mary Eastman. (2)Mary Frances, who married Dr, John Sweat of Brownfield, now Great Falls, Montana. They lost two children and now have three living children, namely: Ruth, John Jr., and Helen Sweat. (3)Ira Whitman, who married Alice Hill of Stoneham, Maine. He died leaving a widow, daughter and son, Irma and Howard Towle. (4)Daniel Clement, who married Mabel Morton of Fryeburg, no children. (5)Abbie Susan who married Charles Andrews of West Fryeburg. They have one daughter, Ethel. (6)Hattie Baker, who married Howard Jones of West Fryeburg, now of Bridgeton, Maine. They have one son, Walter Howard Jones. (7)One son, Charles Baker, died when a year old. (8)Emma Elizabeth, married Frank Haley of Fryeburg. They have three daughters, namely: Dorothy, Pearl and Leura. (9)Kate Wiley who married Erwin G. Giles of Brownfield. They have one daughter, Geraldine.

Through her father she is connected with the McKinely family. The various branches of the Shorb family claim relationship with Germany's royal family of Hohenzollerns.
The story runs as follows:
One Johan (Jacob) Shorb, married a daughter of the royal line, brought her to America, settling in Upper Maryland, and here he dwelt with his royal wife and brought up a large family of children. He was a man of wealth and owner of a large fleet of trading vessels, the fitting of which were marked with the royal arms. A cousin of Mrs. Towle had a most interesting experience in Washington during the visit of Prince Henry of Prussia. At a reception given to him in the white house, the lady was presented when he was comparatively at leisure. "But ah," said the prince, with his pleasant smile, glancing at her snowy pompadoured hair, as he shook her hand. "Do you know you have the mark of the Hohenzollerns?" "Yes, your highness," she replied, "I have been told so. It is a peculiarity which runs thru nearly every branch of our family. We turn gray early and the dark stripe over the forehead is plainly visible. My mother had it strongly marked, also her father and grandfather, for he it was who claimed first cousinship to your royal grandfather, the late Emperor William, thru his mother."
"is that so exclaimed the prince, seeming much interested. "Yes, I remember to had heard that we formerly had relatives living in Upper Maryland, near the Pennsylvania line a branch of the Shorbs, were they not?"
"Yes, your royal highness, and the Sneerengers. I believe. It is a family tradition with us that great-Grandfather Shorb had quite a packet of letters received from his royal cousin, the late Emperor William, of which he was very proud, and which are still preserved somewhere among the family heirlooms. In those days Frederic County and Lower Maryland were settled almost entirely by Germans, and many houses which they built still remain to attest the solidarity and the Faderland styles of architecture to which they adhere."
"Well this is interesting, and indeed I am very glad to have met one of my American cousins, and if you would like I will send you a copy of the royal family tree on my return," said the prince.
Mrs. Towle also had this royal mark, only with her the color is reversed being white against the dark hair. Mrs. Towle is librarian of the Woman's Library Club, D.G.P. of the Pocohontas Council, and the honorary member of the West Fryeburg Stirling Literary Club.

Death

  • Emma Elizabeth Shorb died on 23 June 1921 at age 75 in Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine, United States.1
    Emma Elizabeth Shorb

Buried

  • Emma Elizabeth Shorb was buried at Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine, USA 44.02030, -70.97280, in Pine Grove Cemetary.2

Marriage

  • Jason Whitman ("Whit") Towle and Emma Elizabeth Shorb were married on 20 January 1863 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.3
    Jason Whitman Towle and Emma Elizabeth Shorbs marriage record

Citations

  1. [S33] Ancestry.com website (http://www.ancestry.com), https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1717945:1962?
  2. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52716416/emma-elizabeth-towle
  3. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/901096988:61378?tid=&pid=&queryId=9b527a4dabad694c9a61e308c0a35c0a&_phsrc=qqn1213553&_phstart=successSource
Last Edited26 January 2023

Ira Whitman Towle

M, #9, born 29 March 1869, died 19 November 1909
  • Ira Whitman Towle

Parents

Father*Jason Whitman ("Whit") Towle born 28 August 1834, died 30 November 1914
Mother*Emma Elizabeth Shorb born 12 January 1846, died 23 June 1921
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Alice Gertrude Hill born 1 January 1869, died 1 January 1972

Daughter*Irma Towle+ born 16 June 1895, died 7 April
Son*Howard Elmore Towle+ born 9 July 1897, died 12 July 1953

Birth

  • Ira Whitman Towle was born on 29 March 1869 in Fryeburg, Maine.1

Death

  • Ira Whitman Towle died do to cerebral hemorrhage on 19 November 1909 at age 40 in Fryeburg, Maine.2
    Ira Whitman Towle death record

Buried

  • Ira Whitman Towle was buried at Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine, USA 44.02030, -70.97280, in Pine Grove Cemetery.3
    Ira Whitman Towle head stone

Other portraits

Ira Whitman Towle

Family Shared photos

  • Howard and Irma Towle - colorized

Marriage

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Ira Whitman Towle

Citations

  1. [S4] Fryeburg Maine town records, Fryeburg Maine town records
  2. [S33] Ancestry.com website (http://www.ancestry.com), https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1676907:1962?tid=&pid=&queryId=71e37fdbd5b62dced52b5e93ee0465eb&_phsrc=qqn172764&_phstart=successSource
  3. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52716998/ira-whitman-towle
  4. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1050591513:1961?tid=&pid=&queryId=e9edbe5b64a5f784481c78a68d9f6b8a&_phsrc=qqn2133309&_phstart=successSource
Last Edited6 September 2022

Alice Gertrude Hill

F, #10, born 1 January 1869, died 1 January 1972
  • Alice Gertrude Hill - colorized

Parents

Father*Henry A. Hill born 24 October 1849, died 25 October 1925
Mother*Anne Barker died 1 March 1916
Pedigree Link

Families

Spouse/Partner: Ira Whitman Towle born 29 March 1869, died 19 November 1909

Daughter*Irma Towle+ born 16 June 1895, died 7 April
Son*Howard Elmore Towle+ born 9 July 1897, died 12 July 1953

Spouse/Partner: William Butler Hurd born 1 November 1868, died 20 May 1942

Birth

  • Alice Gertrude Hill was born on 1 January 1869 in of East Stoneham, Maine.
Residence in Bridgton and Fryeburg, Maine. Alice was a telephone operator at one time in Fryeburg Maine.

Alice Gertrude (Hill) Towle Hurd. She first married Ira Whitman Towle and then married Will Hurd.

Death

  • Alice Gertrude Hill died on 1 January 1972 at age 103 in Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine, United States.

Buried

  • Alice Gertrude Hill was buried at ryeburg, Oxford County, Maine, USA, in Pine Grove Cemetery Sec 1, Lot 14, 44.02030, -70.97280.1,2
    Alice H Hill cemetery card

Other portraits

Alice Gertrude Hill - colorized
Alice Hurd - colorized
Alice Gertrude Hill - colorized

Family Shared photos

  • Howard and Irma Towle - colorized

Marriage

  • Ira Whitman Towle and Alice Gertrude Hill were married in Waterford, Maine.
  • Ira Whitman Towle and she were married on 14 February 1893 in Maine, United States.3
    Ira's and Alice's marriage record
  • William Butler Hurd and she were married on 6 December 1917 in Maine, United States.4,5
    Alice Hill Towle and Willam B Hurd;s marriage record

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Alice Gertrude Hill
    Alice Gertrude (Hill) Towle Hurd - colorized
    Alice Gertrude Hill-Hurd - colorized
    Alice Gertrude Hill-Hurd - colorozed
    Alice Hurd, who was previously Alice Gertrude Hill Towle. Also Jerri and Joann Wilson - colorized

Citations

  1. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52717013/alice-gertrude-towle
  2. [S33] Ancestry.com website (http://www.ancestry.com), https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/61898/images/FS_007586105_00436?treeid=&personid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=qqn1016662&_phstart=successSource&pId=161360
  3. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1050591513:1961?tid=&pid=&queryId=e9edbe5b64a5f784481c78a68d9f6b8a&_phsrc=qqn2133309&_phstart=successSource
  4. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1510290:6904?tid=&pid=&queryId=7322e097df9ea53caf8b7945282aac3a&_phsrc=qqn-526885&_phstart=successSource
  5. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1945111:1961?tid=&pid=&queryId=b06ecba7560c935223b7585b997a4d67&_phsrc=qqn-1231096&_phstart=successSource
Last Edited5 December 2022

Howard Elmore Towle

M, #11, born 9 July 1897, died 12 July 1953
  • Howard E Towle - colorized

Parents

Father*Ira Whitman Towle born 29 March 1869, died 19 November 1909
Mother*Alice Gertrude Hill born 1 January 1869, died 1 January 1972
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Mabel Prudence Watson born 27 May 1898, died 24 October 1977

Adopted Daughter*Lillian Watson Towle born 4 October 1914, died 26 March 2005
Daughter*Alice Rebecca Towle born 31 January 1921, died 14 October 2010
Son*Howard Whitman ("Bud") Towle+ born 19 March 1923, died 30 April 1978
Daughter*Helen Towle born 23 May 1926, died 25 May 1926
Daughter*Ruth Towle+ born 12 May 1927, died 26 August 2020
Son*Richard ("Dick") Towle+ born 17 July 1929, died 30 November 1965
Daughter*Dorothy Pearl ("Dotty") Towle+ born 2 October 1931, died 9 January 2014
Son*Thomas Frederick Towle, Sr.+ born 25 October 1933, died 10 August 1991
Son*William Clement ("Billy") Towle+ born 8 December 1935, died 8 October 1986
Son*Donald Francis Towle+ born 23 April 1938, died 25 May 2016

Birth

  • Howard Elmore Towle was born on 9 July 1897 at United States in Norway, Maine, United States.1
    Howard E Towle birth recorded
Howard resided in Bridgton and for a very short period of time moved to Lewiston without his family to work in a garage and then moved with his family to Brunswick in 1938 to work for Goodwins Chevrolet on main street. Then sold their house to move to Alexander and came back to Brunswick again and rented a house on Bickford Street in Brunswick to move to East Bowdoin.

Obituary:
HOWARD E. TOWLE
BOWDOINHAM - Howard · E. Towle, 56, a resident here · two years, died Sunday night at CMG Hospital, Lewiston, after a short illness.

Born at Norway, July 9, 1897, the son of Ira and Alice Hill Towle. He attended Fryeburg schools. For 10 years he was employed at Bridgton and prior to that was employed at Patterson Motors Brunswick, 12 years. For the past year he worked at Brunswick Naval Air Station.

Surviving is his wife, the former Mabel Watson, four daughters, Miss Lillian Towle, Freeport; Mrs. Alice Harrington and Mrs. Ruth Wilson, both of Brunswick; Mis Dorothy Towle, Bowdoinham; five sons, Howard Jr., Strasburg, PA.; Richard, Brunswick; and Thomas William and Donald, all of Bowdoinham; his mother, Mrs. Alice Towle Hurd, Lovell; four grandchildren and a niece.

Note:
See notes/diary from Alice Rebecca Harrington (Towle) about the history of Howard and Mabel Towle.
These notes are not currently attached to this genealogy. You will have to contact Rick to see these notes. Howard Elmore Towle and Mabel Prudence Watson appeared in the census in 1930 in ME, Cumberland, town of Portland, District 0061.2
Howard E Towle 1930 census
He and Mabel Prudence Watson appeared in the census in 1950 in ME, Cumberland, town of Brunswuck, 3-13A.3
Howard E Towle 1950 census

Death

  • Howard Elmore Towle died of heart problems on 12 July 1953 at age 56 in Lewiston, Maine.4
    Howard E Towle's headstone
    Howard E Towle obituary

Buried

  • Howard Elmore Towle was buried at Lovell, Norway, Maine, in #4 Cemetery, Section I2, Grave 20.5
    Howard E Towle cemetery card

Occupations

  • Howard Elmore Towle was an Auto Mechanic.

Other portraits

Howard E Towle - colorized
Young Howard E Towle
Howard E Towle

Misc

  • Howard Elmore Towle at Newspaper Article in 1933 in Fryeburg, Maine, United States.
    Howard E Towle, Article of court

Family Shared photos

  • Richard, Howard, Dorothy, and Ruth Towle - Colorized
    Lillian and Alice Towle
    Lillian and Alice Towle
    Alice Harrington, Ruth Driscollm and Lillian Towle, sisters
    Some of Howard and Mabel Towle's children - colorized
    Three of Howard and Mabel Towle's sons and I believe their grandson Donnie. - colorized
    Alice Harrington and Ruth Driscoll

Marriage

  • Howard Elmore Towle and Mabel Prudence Watson were married on 20 January 1920 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Howard and Mabel met while Howard was stations at Fort Devens in MA.
    Index to Marriages in MA for Howard E Towle
    Index to Marriages in MA for Mabel Prudence Watson
    Mabel and Howard Towle - colorized

Military Service

  • Howard Elmore Towle served in the military. Military:
    The following information was retrieved on Howard Elmer Towle's from the book "Roster of the Maine in the Military Service of the United States and Allies in World War 1917-1919". SSN: 004-110-8362
    Towle, Howard E. 1230471
    Born in Norway, Maine. Age 19 years
    Residence: Fryeburg.
    National Guard Fryeburg, June 30/1917.
    Reported for Federal Service: July 25/1917.
    Private 1st class Mar. 1/18; Private 5/18: Cook Aug 1/1918.
    Organization: Battery D 1st Heavy Field Artillery Me. National Guard to
    Feb. 13/18; Company C 56 Infantry to July 7/1918; Company C 62 Pioneer
    Infantry to Discharge.
    Honorable discharge on demobilization: Dec 27, 1918.6
    Howard E Towle military record
    Howard E Towle military record 1917-1919
    Howard E Towle's military discharge
    Howard E Towle military record 1917-1919

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Howard-E-Towle at Goodwins Chevy
    Howard-E-Towle pre service picture
    Letter written from Howard E Towle to his wife Mabel 1952
    Letter to Mabel Towle from Howard
    Hward E Towle in the center neeling. Goodwins garage crew.
    Three of Howard and Mabel Towle's sons and I believe their grandson Donnie.
    Karen Paraskevakos, Barry Towle, Jeri Kachinski, Jo Ann Rielly, David Wilson
    Howard E Towle
    Howard Towle and son Billy

Citations

  1. [S33] Ancestry.com website (http://www.ancestry.com), https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/150602761:1960
  2. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/4724017:6224?tid=&pid=&queryId=54c1e502588776f9b7b0df5acd43f03d&_phsrc=qqn-1054337&_phstart=successSource
  3. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/17158313:62308?tid=&pid=&queryId=54c1e502588776f9b7b0df5acd43f03d&_phsrc=qqn-1054337&_phstart=successSource
  4. [S5] death certificate, death certificate
  5. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/241582373/howard-elmore-towle
  6. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1271146:1873?tid=&pid=&queryId=54c1e502588776f9b7b0df5acd43f03d&_phsrc=qqn-1054337&_phstart=successSource
Last Edited25 November 2022

Mabel Prudence Watson

F, #12, born 27 May 1898, died 24 October 1977
  • Mabel Prudence Towle

Parents

Father*Frederick Ensley Watson born 15 March 1871, died 17 February 1954
Mother*Harriet Ella ("Hattie") Fuller born 11 August 1874, died 16 March 1952
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Howard Elmore Towle born 9 July 1897, died 12 July 1953

Daughter*Lillian Watson Towle born 4 October 1914, died 26 March 2005
Daughter*Alice Rebecca Towle born 31 January 1921, died 14 October 2010
Son*Howard Whitman ("Bud") Towle+ born 19 March 1923, died 30 April 1978
Daughter*Helen Towle born 23 May 1926, died 25 May 1926
Daughter*Ruth Towle+ born 12 May 1927, died 26 August 2020
Son*Richard ("Dick") Towle+ born 17 July 1929, died 30 November 1965
Daughter*Dorothy Pearl ("Dotty") Towle+ born 2 October 1931, died 9 January 2014
Son*Thomas Frederick Towle, Sr.+ born 25 October 1933, died 10 August 1991
Son*William Clement ("Billy") Towle+ born 8 December 1935, died 8 October 1986
Son*Donald Francis Towle+ born 23 April 1938, died 25 May 2016

Birth

  • Mabel Prudence Watson was born on 27 May 1898 in Topsfield, Massachusetts.1
    Mabel's record of birth
    Mabel Watson's birth record
See notes/dairy from Alice Rebecca Harrington (Towle) about the history of Howard and Mabel Towle.
These notes are not currently attached to this genealogy. You will have to contact Rick to see these notes.2 Howard Elmore Towle and Mabel Prudence Watson appeared in the census in 1930 in ME, Cumberland, town of Portland, District 0061.3
Howard E Towle 1930 census
Howard Elmore Towle and she appeared in the census in 1950 in ME, Cumberland, town of Brunswuck, 3-13A.4
Howard E Towle 1950 census

Death

  • Mabel Prudence Watson died congestive heart failure on 24 October 1977 at age 79 in Bowdoinham, Maine.
    Mabel cemetery lot record
    Funeral service
    Death certificate
    Mable Towle's obituary
    Mable Towle's obituary
    Mabel P Towle's headstone
    Mabel Towle's death announcement

Buried

  • Mabel Prudence Watson was buried at Lovell, Norway, Maine, in Lovell #4 Cemetery section I2, grave 21.5

Occupations

  • In 1918 Mabel Prudence Watson was at in the Forrest Rust farm at the Topsfield-Wenham border. When Mabel went to live with Forrest Rust at his farm on the Topsfield-Wenham border, he was a widow. His wife Alice Lillian Perkins Rust had died in 1916 at age 37 leaving 4 young children. Alice and Forrest had married in 1904 while their first son was born in 1903. It's easy to guess that the Forrest's were sympathetic to Mabel's situation! and another Lillian!6
    Mabel was housekeeper for the Rust family in 1918. Wenham Rd Topsfield, MA.

Other portraits

Mabel Prudence Towle
Mabel Towle
Mabel P Watson - colorized
Mabel P Towle - colorized
Mabel P Towle and once of her son's - colorized
Mabel P Towle - colorized

Family Shared photos

  • Richard, Howard, Dorothy, and Ruth Towle - Colorized
    Lillian and Alice Towle
    Lillian and Alice Towle
    Alice Harrington, Ruth Driscollm and Lillian Towle, sisters
    Some of Howard and Mabel Towle's children - colorized
    Three of Howard and Mabel Towle's sons and I believe their grandson Donnie. - colorized
    Alice Harrington and Ruth Driscoll

Marriage

  • Howard Elmore Towle and Mabel Prudence Watson were married on 20 January 1920 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Howard and Mabel met while Howard was stations at Fort Devens in MA.
    Index to Marriages in MA for Howard E Towle
    Index to Marriages in MA for Mabel Prudence Watson
    Mabel and Howard Towle - colorized

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Mabel and two of her kids
    Letter home to Mabel from son Dickie
    Mable (mother) and Lillian (daughter) Towle
    Mabel P Towle’s drivers license’s and Social security card
    Towle camp in Alexander Maine
    Mabel P Towle and one of her son's - colorized
    Mabel P Towle and son. I believe it is Tommy - colorized

Citations

  1. [S33] Ancestry.com website (http://www.ancestry.com), https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/4306165:5062?tid=&pid=&queryId=0192388030d0e6a6ab4adb860c55179e&_phsrc=qqn-1549115&_phstart=successSource
  2. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/35027806/media/cdeeef03-5e30-4d25-9093-f5815858eb4a
  3. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/4724017:6224?tid=&pid=&queryId=54c1e502588776f9b7b0df5acd43f03d&_phsrc=qqn-1054337&_phstart=successSource
  4. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/17158313:62308?tid=&pid=&queryId=54c1e502588776f9b7b0df5acd43f03d&_phsrc=qqn-1054337&_phstart=successSource
  5. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/241563768/mabel-prudence-towle
  6. [S33] Ancestry.com website, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/35027806/media/06185727-e78d-428f-8101-88701a400d61
Last Edited12 December 2022

Richard ("Dick") Towle

M, #13, born 17 July 1929, died 30 November 1965
  • Richard Towle

Parents

Father*Howard Elmore Towle born 9 July 1897, died 12 July 1953
Mother*Mabel Prudence Watson born 27 May 1898, died 24 October 1977
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Harriett Elizabeth ("Terry") Wilson born 10 April 1933, died 25 February 2022

Son*Richard Michael Towle, Sr.+ born 13 October 1959
Son*Barry Raymond Towle+ born 1 August 1961
Daughter*Karen Lynn Towle+ born 20 May 1963

Birth

  • Richard ("Dick") Towle was born on 17 July 1929 in Portland, Maine, United States.
    Dick Towle's birth registration
Dick met his childhood sweetheart Terry Wilson when he used to ride his motorized bicycle past her house on Harpswell Road, riding it home to his house on Middle Bay Road. Dick never graduated from high school. He only made it to eighth grade.

He worked as a mechanic for the Brunswick Fireproof Garage prior to joining the Army.

He joined the service on 06 March 1951. He attended Ordnance School at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Attended 10 weeks school in 1951 for Auto Field and Electric Repairman. Ordnance School EUCOM for 10 weeks in 1952 for Automotive Field Maintenance.

He came back home to marry Terry on 11 August 1951, between his military schooling in the Army. He was later sent to Germany. He was honorably discharged from the Army on 16 February 1953 as a Private First Class. He returned home to his wife Terry and settled in Brunswick Maine. He worked for a period at Goodwins Chevrolet in Brunswick before leaving to take the job as head mechanic for the Brunswick School system.

Terry and Dick built their house on Maquoit Road. As their family grew with three children, they were in the processes of building a new house on Pleasant Hill Road in Brunswick when he passed away unexpectedly.

Obituary:
Brunswick - Richard Towle, 36, of Maquoit Road, Brunswick, died Tuesday night.

He was born in Portland. July 17, 1929, son of Howard and Mabel Watson Towle, moving to Brunswick in 1938.

He was married here Aug. 11, 1951, to the former Harriet E. Wilson.

He was a veteran of the Korean War. Up until 1961 he was employed at Goodwin's Chevrolet, and since then has been head school bus mechanic for the school department.

He was a member of the Brunswick Lodge, BPOE.

Surviving are his wife: his mother. Mrs. Mabel Towle of Bowdoinham; two sons, Richard M. and Barry R, and a daughter Karen L.,Howard W. of Lancaster, PA., Thomas F., USN, stationed at South Pole, William C. and Donald of Summers, Conn.; four sisters, Miss Lillian W. Towle of Topsham, Mrs.Byron A. Harrington of Brunswick, Mrs. Hubert H Wilson of East Harpswell, and Mrs. Stanley Baker of Bowdoinham; and several nieces and nephews.

Death

  • Richard ("Dick") Towle died on 30 November 1965 at age 36 in Brunswick, Maine.1
    Dick Towle's funeral announcement
    Richard Towle funeral service announcement
    Richard Towle death announcement
    Richard Towle military stone

Buried

  • Richard ("Dick") Towle was buried at Brunswick, Maine, in Riverside cemetery.2

Occupations

  • Richard ("Dick") Towle was a Head mechanic fror the Brunswick school system.

Other portraits

Richard Towle - colorized
Dick Towle 1929
Dick's Towle photo from 1939
Richard Towle

Family Shared photos

  • Rick, Dick, Barry, Karen, and Terry Towle- at Christmas on Maquoit Road
    Barry, Rick, and Karen Towle

Marriage

  • Richard ("Dick") Towle and Harriett Elizabeth ("Terry") Wilson were married on 11 August 1951 in Brunswick, Maine.
    Richard and Harriett Towle's marriage certificate
    Towle and Wilson newspaper article (Dick nd Terry)
    Sent to Dick while he was in the military
    Dick and Terry Towle's wedding 1951. Howard and Mabel Towle, Dick and Terry Towle, Herbert and Annie Wilson - colorized
    Richard and Terry Towle wedding day - colorized

Military Service

  • Richard ("Dick") Towle served in the military from 6 Mar 1951 until on 16 February 1953 in 537th Ord MM Co APO 46.
    Dick Towle's military drivers licence
    Dick Towle's military service
    Dick Towle's honorable discharge
    Dick Towle's military DD214
    Dick Towle is in the very back row-middle
    Dick Towle is in the back row circled

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • 3
    Richard Towle in Germany
    Richar Towle card
    Richard Towle
    Richard Towle
    Richard Towle. Double exposure
    Terry, Rick and Dick Towle at Niagra Falls 1962
    Dick reading a story to Rick and Barry. Prior to the end of 1965.
    Stanley Baker and Richard Towle
    Dick Towle and Terry Wilson - COLORIZED
    Brunswick school bus drivers and Richard Towle (mechanic) - colorized

Citations

  1. [S6] death announcement & paper clippings, death announcement & paper clippings
  2. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38295308/richard-towle
  3. [S33] Ancestry.com website (http://www.ancestry.com), https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/1265/images/sid_9572_1963_0015?treeid=&personid=&rc=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=qqn31651&_phstart=successSource&pId=1004372820
Last Edited6 December 2022

Harriett Elizabeth ("Terry") Wilson

F, #14, born 10 April 1933, died 25 February 2022
  • Harriett E Wilson - colorized

Parents

Father*Herbert Roscoe ("Bubbles") Wilson born 23 June 1892, died 20 February 1965
Mother*Annie E Cairns born 18 July 1901, died 29 January 1986
Pedigree Link

Families

Spouse/Partner: Richard ("Dick") Towle born 17 July 1929, died 30 November 1965

Son*Richard Michael Towle, Sr.+ born 13 October 1959
Son*Barry Raymond Towle+ born 1 August 1961
Daughter*Karen Lynn Towle+ born 20 May 1963

Spouse/Partner: Richard John Dauphin born 7 August 1930, died 15 May 2020

Birth

  • Harriett Elizabeth ("Terry") Wilson was born on 10 April 1933 in Brunswick, Maine.
    Harriet E Wilson's copy of live birth
    Copy of live birth
Terry was born in Brunswick Maine on Jordan Avenue, in the house where her patents were living at the time.

She attended Brunswick schools. She met her first husband and father of her children Richard Towle in Brunswick. He lived at where the back gate of where the Brunswick navy base use to be. He would ride his bicycle to and from town going by Terry’s childhood home on Harpswell Road. This is how they ended up meeting. They married before Terry finished high school.

They had three children together before Richard passed away in 1965.
Terry raised the three children on her own for 9 years.
She started work at the Coffin School cafeteria as a food prepper. She worked second jobs doing catering for Bowdoin College, Elks Lodge, and doing what she could so her children not to go without. She later was promoted to food service manager, overseeing, and running Coffin School and the Brunswick Junior High School. She met Richard Dauphin in 1973.

Terry and Richard Dauphin lived in Brunswick and between them at the time of her passing (2022), they had 11 grandchildren and 9 Great-Grand-children.

Obituary:
Harriett E. Dauphin (Terry), 88, of Brunswick peacefully passed away on Thursday February 10, 2022, at the Avita Assisted Living in Brunswick She was born in Brunswick on April 10, 1933, a daughter of the late Herbert and Annetta Wilson. She grew up in Brunswick and attended local schools there. She was a graduate of Brunswick High School. Married Richard Towle in 1951 and was widowed in 1965. She successfully raised her three children on her own for 9 years until she met and married Richard Dauphin in 1974. After high school, Terry worked at the Brunswick Grade school and moving up to cafeteria manager and retiring. She also worked side jobs catering at Bowdoin College and at the Elks Lodge in Brunswick.
She will always be remembered for her love of doing crafts and her flower gardens around her pool and house.

She is survived by her three loving children, Richard Towle and wife Margaret Mills of Denmark, Maine and his son Richard Jr. Barry and wife Geralyyn Towle and their three sons, Mathew, Dylan, and Jacob of Brunswick. Karen and husband Scott Paraskevakos and son Christopher. Three Stepchildren Gianna Rajos, Yvette Rego, and Ross Dauphin.

She also leaves behind her sister Anne Cunningham and her children Sherri and Eddie of Brunswick. She was predeceased by her irst husband Richard Towle, second husband Richard Dauphin; brothers and sisters Helene Mancini, Hubert Wilson, Arlene Smith, Arnold Sonny Wilson, Audrey Happy Bruce, and grandson Richard Paraskevakos.

Terry was the cornerstone of her immediate and extended family. She hosted family reunions and holiday celebrations, graciously welcoming friends, and family to enjoy traditions year after year.

Death

  • Harriett Elizabeth ("Terry") Wilson died on 25 February 2022 at age 88 at Brunswick, Maine, in Avita Alzhimers unit.
    Harriett Dauphin obituary

Buried

  • Harriett Elizabeth ("Terry") Wilson was buried at Brunswick, Maine, in Riverside cemetery.1

Graduation

  • Harriett Elizabeth ("Terry") Wilson graduated on 4 June 1952 at Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Maine.
    Harriett E Wilson high school graduation certificate

Occupations

  • Harriett Elizabeth ("Terry") Wilson was a Cafeteria worker/manager.

Other portraits

Harriett E Wilson - colorized
Harriett E Wilson
Harriet Wilson engagement
Harriet E Towle 1972
Harriett E Wilson - colorized
Terry Wilson 1948 - colorized

Family Shared photos

  • Rick, Dick, Barry, Karen, and Terry Towle- at Christmas on Maquoit Road
    Barry, Rick, and Karen Towle

Marriage

  • Richard ("Dick") Towle and Harriett Elizabeth ("Terry") Wilson were married on 11 August 1951 in Brunswick, Maine.
    Richard and Harriett Towle's marriage certificate
    Towle and Wilson newspaper article (Dick nd Terry)
    Sent to Dick while he was in the military
    Dick and Terry Towle's wedding 1951. Howard and Mabel Towle, Dick and Terry Towle, Herbert and Annie Wilson - colorized
    Richard and Terry Towle wedding day - colorized
  • Richard John Dauphin and she were married on 18 June 1974 in Brunswick, Maine.
    Harriett and Richard Dauphin
    Terry and Richard Dauphin
    Richard and Terry Dauphin at Niagra Falls in 1974 on their honeymoon
    Richard and Terry Dauphin
    Richard and Tery Dauphin on their wedding day 1974
    Terry and Richard and Richard and Margaret's wedding recepton in 2017

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Harriett Dauphin and her cafateria crew
    Terry's retirement 1993
    Terry and friends 1993
    Harriett Elizabeth Wilson, photo in Brunswick high school yearbook. Bottom photo, second row ninth person from the left.
    Sue Smith, Terry Dauphin, Pam Burr, and Helene Mancini at Sonny's funeral service
    Harriett Dauphin's retirement
    Richard and Terry Dauphin at Sonny's funeral service
    Terry Dauphin, mananger of Coffin and Brunswick junior high school lunch programs
    Terry Dauphin and Happy Bruce in Hawaii. They were sisters and best friends
    Terry and Sonny Wilson
    Happy Bruce and Terry Dauphin at Chris Lagasse's joining the military party
    Terry and Richard Dauphin
    Terry Dauphin
    The Towle families and Giana Dauphin family for Thanksgiving 2015
    Harriett, Barry, and Rick Towle 1962
    Terry, Barry, Rick, and Dick 1961. at grandparents (Wilson) house on Harpswell Road
    Terry, Rick and Dick Towle at Niagra Falls 1962
    Terry working at Coffin School in Brunswick, long before she was running it. I believe the names of the people are, Peabody, Joan Coffin, Terry, Macalister, ?
    Terry Wilson in 1938
    Terry Wilson 1 year old, 1934
    Terry Wilson in 1934, 1 year old
    Terry E Wilson 1934
    Harriett E Wilson
    Harriett E Dauphin
    The Towle and Dauphin chidlren while on trip to Disney in FL
    Dick Towle and Terry Wilson
    Richard and Terry's vist to see there son and his family in Guam
    Barry, Karen, and Rick Towle
    Harriett E Wilson - colorized
    Rick, Dick, Terry, Karen, and Barry 1964 at Terry's (Wilson) parents house on Harpswell Road
    Rick and Barry Towle 1961 - colorized
    Sketch of Karen, Barry, and Rick Towle done at Disney 1972
    Towle family Christmas 1989
    Terry and Happy Wilson in 1938 - colorized
    Terry Wilson on Jordan Ave in 1939 - colorized
    Anne and Terry Wilson - colorized
    Terry Wilson 1947 - colorized
    Terry Wilson 1 year old with her father - colorozed
    Terry and Johnny Ball - colorized

Citations

  1. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/241582654/harriett-elizabeth-towle_dauphin
Last Edited16 January 2023

Richard Michael Towle, Sr.

M, #15, born 13 October 1959
  • 1991 Rick Towle in military uniform during Desert Storm

Parents

Father*Richard ("Dick") Towle born 17 July 1929, died 30 November 1965
Mother*Harriett Elizabeth ("Terry") Wilson born 10 April 1933, died 25 February 2022
Pedigree Link

Families

Spouse/Partner: Donna Jean DeBiasio born 6 December 1959

Son*Richard Michael Towle, Jr.+ born 27 February 1981

Spouse/Partner: Donna Frances Hale born 9 October 1963

Spouse/Partner: Margaret Frances McLeod born 20 May 1955

Birth

  • Richard Michael Towle, Sr., was born on 13 October 1959 at Parkview Hospital in Brunswick, Maine.
    Richard's birth certificate
Born 7 lbs. 5 oz; 22 1/2 inches long on 13 October 1959.
Joining the military becoming the 6th consecutive generation of his Towle lineage to carry on service in the United States military. Joined the U.S. Navy 18 Dec 1978 on the delayed entry program. His active duty started 14 Feb 1979. Stationed at the following duty stations: Meridian Mississippi, Agana Guam, Whidbey Island Washington, USS Constellation CV-64, USS John F Kennedy CV-67 serving during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and NATO operations in the liberation of the former Yugoslavia. Patuxent River Maryland, USS George Washington CVN-73. His military rating was Aviation Support Electrician (ASE). He retired from the Navy in 1998.

While station in Guam Rick served as Team Leader on the Nuclear and Biological Warfare response team.
Served a Damage Control Team Leader on the USS Constellation CV-64.
Rick also accomplished a lot throughout his military career. Rising to the rank of Petty Officer First Class. He received schooling on many specialized equipment. Receiving many letters of achievement, commendations, citations, and the Navy Achievement Medal, during his time in the service.

While stationed at Whidbey Island, Rick discovered an item of support equipment that he was troubleshooting for the EA6B Prowler aircraft that was non repairable. It was a disposable item. Once it was discoverer faulty it could not be repaired. It was a highly priced item. He redesigned this piece of gear and made it a repairable item and submitted it to the navy for approval. In doing this he saved the navy in-excess of $118,000. He was awarded a letter of commendation.

While stationed on the USS John F Kennedy (CV-67) he served as Quality Assurance Leading Petty Officer. He wrote many Maintenance Requirement Cards (MRC) on equipment that had no maintenence schedules. Recieved his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist clasification.

He also received a Secret clearance while in the service. A classification that very few need or are entrusted with. He retired while serving as production manager.

Upon retirement from the navy, he worked technical support for a large internet company. Discovering that this company was corrupt he left this line of work and went to work for International Paper where he was a machine operator for 11 years. Leaving International Paper in 2010 to fulfil a lifelong dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail from end to end. Completing this goal on 10 October 2010.

He is also known for two very successful interactive websites. WhiteBlaze, none for the Appalachian Trail and Hammock Forums, none for hammock caping. Both are the top hiker and hammock camping web forums in the world. In 2022 WhiteBlaze had 68,640 members and 1,938,923 posts, Hammock Forums had 59,395 members and 2,050,717 posts.

One accomplishment he was very proud of was his Appalachian Trail guidebooks. He started his first guidebook titled Appalachian Pages in 2008 with a partner who did him wrong. It took him six years of watching his ex-partner make money off the book he created and designed, then he created another Appalachian Trail guidebook. Knowing all the flaws from his previous guidebook, he knew how to redesign it and make it much better, and that he did.

He continued to write three more hiking guidebooks for the Long Trail, Cohos Trail, and the C&O Towpath and continues to produce more.

He is not like others that like to brag and bring attention to themselves in the AT community or anywhere in general. He does not boost or brag about his accomplishments. He is the silent type. He worked with the Appalachian Tail Conservancy and the community in many aspects but has never been employed by them. He was a trail maintainer for a section of the Appalachian Trail in Maine for 12 years.

Mr. Towle is passionate about the Appalachian Trail, the outdoors, and hunting. He never boosted about hunting or killing animals. For him it was about putting food on the table. He was good at deer hunting. Throughout his hunting career he harvested over 23 deer, one elk, and one moose. When he was out hunting, he didn't care if he harvested anything. He loved the time sitting in the woods with nature. He had many stories that he liked to share about his time in the woods.

He also enjoyed traveling, spending time up and down the Appalachian Trail during which time he would update his guidebook. He also like traveling in general and going out west. He did not see a need to travel outside of the United States. He always said, there was so much to see in the United States, why would I want to leave it. He was fascinated with the American Indian and their culture. He loved watching Buffalo and traveling in his travel trailer with Margaret.

He found the woman he was meant to be with on 19 Dec 2013, Margaret Mills. They married 27 May 2017. They now live in Denmark, Maine in the farmhouse where seven generations of Margaret’s lived and grew up in. Richard Michael Towle, Sr., lived at 159 Oak Hill Road in Litchfield, Maine, on 18 February 1999. He lived at 311 W Main St in Denmark, Maine, on 4 April 2014.

Graduation

  • Richard Michael Towle, Sr., graduated in June 1978 at Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Maine.

Occupations

  • Richard Michael Towle, Sr., served in the following positions throughout his career, Serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy. Electrician, Mechanic. Nuclear and Biological Warfare Team Leader, Damage Control Team Leader, Production Manager, Quality Assurance Representative/Inspector, Internet Tech Support, Machine Operator-International Paper. Website Designer and Developer. Author and Publisher.

Other portraits

1991 Rick Towle in military uniform during Desert Storm
Rick's military photo from Desert Storm
1959 Rick Towle
1959 Rick Towle
Four generations down starting at Annie Cairns
Rick's photo after military boot camp, while attending rating schooling in 1979
1968 Rick Towle
1970 Rick Towle. This is Rick Towle in his 1970 grade shcool pictures. He was not smiling because his mother told him to try not to show his braces in the photo.
1964 Rick Towle. This was when Rick was young and before his father passed away. If you look you can see he had black eyes. Rick recounts the story of how he got the balck eyes. colorized
Rick Towle
1967 Rick Towle
1972 Rick Towle
1966 Rick Towle - colorized
1978 Rick Towle

Marriage

  • Richard Michael Towle, Sr., and Donna Jean DeBiasio were married on 7 July 1979 at First Parish Church in Brunswick, Maine. Rick and Donna DeBiasio meet when they were both bagging groceries for Shaw's in Brunswick.
    Rick Towle family Chirstmas card from 1997
  • He and Donna Frances Hale were married on 17 April 2004 at Brunswick United Methodist Church in Brunswick, Maine.
    Chris Lagassee and Ric Towle at Chris's graduatiion
  • He and Margaret Frances McLeod were married on 27 May 2017 at in the back field behine the house in Denmark, Maine. Married Margaret in the field behind Margaret's family farm house at the top of the hill.
    Rick Towle and Margaret Mills around 2014
    Margaret Mcleod and Rick Towle

Divorce

Event Start

  • Richard Michael Towle, Sr., Started a thru hike on the Appalachian Trail, heading to Maine. on 19 March 2010 at Southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail in Springer Mountain, Georgia.
    Richard M Towle at the start of the Appalachian Trail thru hike in Georgia
    Meeting fellow 2010 thru hikers long before we all started.
    Rock at he GA/NC boarder on the Appalachian Trail.
    Rick entering the Smoky Mountians on the Appalachian Trail.
    Rick crossing a hog barrier on the Appalachian Trail.
    Rick crossing one of the many blow downs on the Appalachian Trail.
    Rick at McAfee Knob on the Appalachian Trail.
    Rick at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters on the Appalachian Trail.
    Rick at the 1,000 mile mark on the Appalachian Trail.

Event End

  • Richard Michael Towle, Sr., Completed his thru hike on the Appalachian Trail, coming from Georgia. on 10 October 2010 at Northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. in Mount Katahdin, Maine.
    Rick at one of the old Mid Points from hears past on the Appalachian Trail.
    Rick at an overloook on the Appalachian Trail.
    Rick in CT at one of the bridge crossings on the Appalachian Trail.
    Rick coming up Mount Washington on the Appalachian Trail.
    Rick at the NH/ME boarder on the Appalachian Trail.
    Rick at the 2,000 mile mark on the Appalachian Trail.
    Rick at the end of his thru hike on the Appalachian Trail. His brother Barry joined him to summit Katahdin.
    Richard M Towle at the end of his Appalachian Trail thru hike in Maine

Military Service

  • Richard Michael Towle, Sr., entered into the military on 18 December 1978 at the Armed Forces Service Station in Portland, Maine.
  • He retired from the military on 28 February 1999 at USS George Washington (CVN-73) in Norfolk, Virginia.
    Listing of duty stations assigned to:
    1979 Recruit Training, 043 (San Diego, CA)
    1979 Aviation Support Equipment Electrician School (Millington, TN)
    1979 - 1981 NAS Meridian (Mississippi)
    1981 - 1985 NAS Agana (Guam)
    1986 - 1989 Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (Washington)
    1989 - 1990 USS Constellation (CV-64)
    1990 - 1993 USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
    1993 - 1996 AIMD, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX) (Maryland)
    1996 - 1998 USS George Washington (CVN-73)

    Combat and Non-Combat Operations
    1990 - 1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
    1991 - 1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm

    Qualification Badges:
    Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist

    Medals and Awards:
    Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (1st award)
    Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2nd award)
    Joint Meritorious Unit Award Joint Meritorious Unit Award
    Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
    Navy E Ribbon Navy E Ribbon (1st award)
    Navy E Ribbon Navy E Ribbon (2nd award)
    Navy Good Conduct Medal Navy Good Conduct Medal (1st award)
    Navy Good Conduct Medal Navy Good Conduct Medal (2nd award)
    Navy Good Conduct Medal Navy Good Conduct Medal (3rd award)
    Navy Good Conduct Medal Navy Good Conduct Medal (4th award)
    Navy Good Conduct Medal Navy Good Conduct Medal (5th award)
    National Defense Service Medal (2001 - Present)
    Southwest Asia Service Medal Southwest Asia Service Medal
    Armed Forces Service Medal
    Navy Sea Service Deployment Navy Sea Service Deployment (1st award)
    Navy Sea Service Deployment Navy Sea Service Deployment (2nd award)
    Navy Sea Service Deployment Navy Sea Service Deployment (3rd award)
    Navy and Marine Overseas Service Ribbon Navy and Marine Overseas Service Ribbon (1st award)
    Navy and Marine Overseas Service Ribbon Navy and Marine Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award)
    UNSM Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine (UNTSO)
    Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
    Kuwait Liberation Medal (Emirate of Kuwait) Kuwait Liberation Medal (Emirate of Kuwait)
    Navy Pistol Qualification Ribbon/Medal Navy Pistol Qualification Ribbon/Medal
    Navy Pistol Qualification Ribbon/Medal Navy Pistol Qualification Ribbon/Medal (Export)

    Other Badges:
    Order of the Shellback Certificate

    Military Schooling, Certificates, and Awards
    Richard M Towle DD214
    Richard DD214. Record of military service
    Richard M Towle listing of military awards and desinations
    Richard M Towle graduation from attending Law Enforcement schooling in Whidbey Island, WA.
    Richard M Towle Benificial Suggestion award
    Richard M Towle Benificial Suggestion savings breakdown
    Richard M Towle advancement to First Class Petty Office 1989
    Richard M Towle Ceremonial Team letter of apprecitaion
    Richard M Towle Advancement to First Class Petty Officer
    Richard M Towle NATO Medal award 1992-1993
    Richard M Towle Advancement to Second Class Petty Officer
    Richard M Towle Advancement to Third Class Petty Officer
    Richard M Towle when he was stationed at Whidbey Island
    Richard M Towle newspaper article about his Navy Achievement award
    Richard M Towle receiving work center of the month award 1995
    Richard M Towle on the ceremonial team while station on Guam.
    Richard M Towle Enviromental Control graduation
    Richard M Towle Desert Shield-Storm-1990-1999
    Richard M Towle Disaster Control Nuclear Emergencey graduation
    Richard M Towle Enlisteds Aviation Warefar Specialist designation
    Richard M Towle Aviation Electrical Course
    Richard M Towle GTC-85, Gas Turbine Starter graduation
    Richard M Towle Gas Turbine Starter GTC-85 Course
    Richard M Towle HLU-196B/E Bomb Hoisting Unit graduation
    Richard M Towle Micro miniature circuit board repair course graduation
    Richard M Towle NC-8A Mobile Electric Power Plant graduation
    Richard M Towle Work Center Administration Course compleation
    Richard M Towle Diesel and Electric Aircraft Hydraulic Test Stand graduation
    Richard M Towle A/M32C-17 Trailer-Mounted Air-Conditioning Unit 300,000 btu graduation
    Richard M Towle Aircraft Engine Corrosion Control Cart
    Richard M Towle EAWS designation 7 July 1994
    Richard M Towle NR-10 Trailer-Mounted Air-Conditioning Unit graduation
    Richard M Towle NR-5 Trailer-Mounted Air-Conditioning Unit
    Richard M Towle Sr and his beneficial suggestion that he received an award for in the navy for saving them in-excess of $118,000. He was awarded a letter of commendation.

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Rick Towle posing by his dad’s deer in Nov 1962. He was pouting here because he wanted to hold his dad's real gun and his mother would not let him.
    Richard M Towle in the chair that was his fathers when he was a kid
    Richard M Towle on the Towle Christmas
    Richard M Towle re-enlistment in Meridian Mississippi.
    Rick and Roger R, out scuba diving in Guam. Frank Neverowski was also there and he took the picture.
    Richard M Towle Sr
    This was Rick Towle up near the top of Mount Katahdin. He was climbing it with his big brother Craig. Craig was assigned as a big brotyher through the big brother program.
    This is Rick Towle playing for Happy Bruce, his aunt. He got a guitar for chrismas one year and was taking guitar lessons. He never really got any good at playing it.
    This was Rick Towle up near the top of Mount Katahdin.
    This was Rick Towle working under hit toy peddle car. His father was working on cars that day also and Rick was emulating his dad. Ricks recounts that day. Remembering his mother coming out to take the picture. Shortly after she took the picture he got a piece of dirt in his eye that fell off while he was under the car. Rick wanted so much to be like his dad.
    Richard M Towle and his second deer of the season in 1995
    Richard M Towle Sr military bennificial suggest
    Rick's certificate for completing hiking the entire Appalachian Trail in 2010
Last Edited3 December 2022

Barry Raymond Towle

M, #16, born 1 August 1961
  • 1980 Barry R Towle, high school graduation phot

Parents

Father*Richard ("Dick") Towle born 17 July 1929, died 30 November 1965
Mother*Harriett Elizabeth ("Terry") Wilson born 10 April 1933, died 25 February 2022
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Geralynn Patrice Smith born 4 May 1961

Son*Matthew Raymond Towle born 15 November 1990
Son*Dylan Smith Towle+ born 19 May 1994
Son*Jacob Thomas Towle born 21 May 1998

Birth

  • Barry Raymond Towle was born on 1 August 1961 at United States in Brunswick, Maine.
Born 7 lb 1 oz; 22 inches long. Started working for Key Bank in Maine, progessing up to auditor, then later district operations officer of the Brunswick branch, to be let go later after downsizing. Eventually went to Norway Savings Bank to work in security.
Other private notes on file. Barry Raymond Towle was baptized on 8 October 1968 at First Parish Church in Brunswick, Maine.
Barry R Towle's baptism
He lived in Brunswick, Maine, on 31 March 2022.

Occupations

  • On 15 February 2012 Barry Raymond Towle was a Norway Saving Bank at Brunswick, Maine, in Security.

Other portraits

1980 Barry R Towle, high school graduation phot
Barry R Towle
1967 Barry R Towle
1969 Barry R Towle
1972 Barry R Towle
1977 Barry R Towle
1966 Barry R Towle - colorized
Barry R Towle 1961 - colorized
1970 Barry R Towle
1968 Barry R Towle

Misc

  • Barry Raymond Towle Order of De Molay on 21 November 1975 at United States in Bath, Maine.
    Order of De Molay for Barry R Towle

Marriage

  • Barry Raymond Towle and Geralynn Patrice Smith were married on 18 June 1986 in Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
    Barry and Geralynn's wedding announcement
    Barry and Geralynn Towle's wedding 1986
    Barry Towle and Geralynn Towle 1992
    Barry and Geralynn Towle family

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Barry Towle family Christmas
    Barry Towle and Geralynn Smith
    Barry in a cast. We were visiting the Zoo in Canada and Barry was playing Tarzan and jumped off a picnic table to try to grab the overhead roof. He missed. We had to cut our trip short because of this. We drove nonstop back from Cananda through the night to get him to the doctors in Brunswick.
    Barry R Towle hockey
Last Edited25 November 2022

Karen Lynn Towle

F, #17, born 20 May 1963
  • High School Graduation

Parents

Father*Richard ("Dick") Towle born 17 July 1929, died 30 November 1965
Mother*Harriett Elizabeth ("Terry") Wilson born 10 April 1933, died 25 February 2022
Pedigree Link

Families

Spouse/Partner: Richard Lynn Simmons, Sr., born 1 March 1964, died 1 April 2004

Son*Richard Lynn ("Richie") Simmons, Jr.+ born 20 January 1984, died 5 October 2009

Spouse/Partner: Scott Kris Paraskevakos born 9 May 1963

Son*Kristopher Scott Paraskevakos born 22 December 1989

Birth

  • Karen Lynn Towle was born on 20 May 1963 in Brunswick, Maine.
Born 7 lb 9oz; 20 inches long.
Other private notes on file. Karen Lynn Towle was baptized on 8 October 1967 at First Parish Church in Brunswick, Maine.
Karen L Towle's baptism
The five year old class

Occupations

  • In 2020 Karen Lynn Towle was in LL Bean's in the call center.

Other portraits

High School Graduation
Karen L Towle
1968 Karen
Karen L Towle
Karen L Towle
Karen L Towle - colorized
Karen L Towle
Karen L Towle
Karen L Towle 1979

Marriage

  • Richard Lynn Simmons, Sr., and Karen Lynn Towle were married on 30 January 1982 in Brunswick, Maine.
    Karen and Richrds weddign announcement
    Richard L Simmons Sr and Jr Karen
    Karen, Richie and Richard Simmons Sr
    Karen, Richie and Richard Simmons Sr. Aug 1984
    Richard Simmons Jr with his mother, fattehr, and both sets of grandparents. James and Mary Simmons on left. Terry and Richard Dauphin on the right.
  • Scott Kris Paraskevakos and she were married on 15 September 1990 in Brunswick, Maine.1
    Scott and Karen Paraskevakos at Chris Lagasse's joing the military serive party
    Scott and Karen Paraskevakos
    Richard Dauphin, Scott and Karen Paraskevakos, Terry Dauphin and Scott and Karen's wedding day
    Scott and Karen Paraskevakos weding, parents

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Karen in front of the fireplace on Magean Street in Brunswick.
    Kristopher Paraskevakos and Richie Simmons
    Karen Towle with mumps, Feb or March 1968, age 4
    Karen in Brownies
    Karen in Girl Scouts
    Karen L Simmons 26 Feb 1983
    Karen and Richie Simmons, Harriett, Annie- four generations
    Karen and Richie Simmons
    Scott, Karen, Kristopher, and Richie

Citations

  1. [S33] Ancestry.com website (http://www.ancestry.com)
Last Edited25 November 2022

Donna Jean DeBiasio

F, #18, born 6 December 1959

Parents

Father*Frank Ernest DeBiasio born 25 May 1925
Mother*Frances Shirley Card born 31 July 1926
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Richard Michael Towle, Sr., born 13 October 1959

Son*Richard Michael Towle, Jr.+ born 27 February 1981

Birth

  • Donna Jean DeBiasio was born on 6 December 1959 in Brunswick, Maine.
Worked in the local grocers in the Deli department in just about every place her husband has been stationed in the US Navy. While stationed in Maryland Donna worked a receptionist for a orthodontist. Donna Jean DeBiasio lived.

Occupations

  • Donna Jean DeBiasio was a Deli Clerk.

Marriage

  • Richard Michael Towle, Sr., and Donna Jean DeBiasio were married on 7 July 1979 at First Parish Church in Brunswick, Maine. Rick and Donna DeBiasio meet when they were both bagging groceries for Shaw's in Brunswick.
    Rick Towle family Chirstmas card from 1997

Divorce

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Donna J Towle receiving yard on the month award in Pax River Maryland
    Donna J Towle and Richar M Towle Jr
Last Edited25 July 2022

Richard Michael Towle, Jr.

M, #19, born 27 February 1981
  • Richard M Towle Jr graduation photo

Parents

Father*Richard Michael Towle, Sr. born 13 October 1959
Mother*Donna Jean DeBiasio born 6 December 1959
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Kassandra Ames

Son*Brayden DeBiasio Towle born 27 October 2008

Birth

  • Richard Michael Towle, Jr., was born on 27 February 1981 in Meridian, Mississippi.1
    Richard M Towle Jr's birth announcement from newspapwer
    Richard M Towle Jr's
10 lb 4 1/2 oz; 22 inches long. Enjoys playing baseball, football , lacrosse and hockey on roller blades.

Other portraits

Richard M Towle Jr graduation photo
Richard M Towle Jr age 14 St Marys Pigskin Div IV Broncos, Pax River MD
Rick in Webelo's in Topsham Maine 1989
Richard M Towle Jr
Richard M Towle Jr
Richard M Towle Jr
Richard M Towle Jr
Richard M Towle Jr
Richard M Towle Jr

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Richard M Towle Jr and Brayden D Towle
    Richard M Towle Jr and Brayden D Towle, first day of school
    Richard M Towle Jr and Brayden D Towle-2008. Shortly after Brayden's birth.
    Richard M Towle Jr and Brayden D Towle
    Richard M Towle Jr and Brayden D Towle
    Ric Towle at his uncle Ernie Debiasio's house
    Rick Towle 1981 Christmas in Meridian Mississippi
    Richard M Towle Jr
    Richard M Towle Jr in Meridian Mississippi
    Richard M Towle Jr in Guam 1982
    Richard M Towle Jr in Guam
    Richard M Towle Jr 1983
    Richard M Towle's first deer and his second deer within a week

Citations

  1. [S7] Birth announcement., Birth announcement.
Last Edited22 August 2022

Geralynn Patrice Smith

F, #20, born 4 May 1961
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Barry Raymond Towle born 1 August 1961

Son*Matthew Raymond Towle born 15 November 1990
Son*Dylan Smith Towle+ born 19 May 1994
Son*Jacob Thomas Towle born 21 May 1998

Birth

  • Geralynn Patrice Smith was born on 4 May 1961 in Bellville, New Jersy.
A school teacher for the Brunswick Schools.

Occupations

  • Geralynn Patrice Smith was a School teacher.

Marriage

  • Barry Raymond Towle and Geralynn Patrice Smith were married on 18 June 1986 in Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
    Barry and Geralynn's wedding announcement
    Barry and Geralynn Towle's wedding 1986
    Barry Towle and Geralynn Towle 1992
    Barry and Geralynn Towle family
Last Edited29 November 2022

Matthew Raymond Towle

M, #21, born 15 November 1990
  • Matthew R Towle

Parents

Father*Barry Raymond Towle born 1 August 1961
Mother*Geralynn Patrice Smith born 4 May 1961
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Christian Cornielles Davalillo born 28 September 1993

Birth

  • Matthew Raymond Towle was born on 15 November 1990 in Brunswick, Maine.
7 lb 1 oz; 22 inches long.

Other portraits

Matthew R Towle
Matthew R Towle 1998
Matthew R Towle 2003
Matthew R Towle
Matthew R Towle 1996
Matthew R Towle 2003
Matthew R Towle 1999
Matthew R Towle graduation invatation

Marriage

Last Edited22 August 2022

Scott Kris Paraskevakos

M, #22, born 9 May 1963

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Karen Lynn Towle born 20 May 1963

Son*Kristopher Scott Paraskevakos born 22 December 1989

Birth

  • Scott Kris Paraskevakos was born on 9 May 1963 in Lewiston, Maine.

Occupations

  • Scott Kris Paraskevakos was a self-employed vinyl siding contractor at United States in Bowdoin, Maine.

Marriage

  • Scott Kris Paraskevakos and Karen Lynn Towle were married on 15 September 1990 in Brunswick, Maine.1
    Scott and Karen Paraskevakos at Chris Lagasse's joing the military serive party
    Scott and Karen Paraskevakos
    Richard Dauphin, Scott and Karen Paraskevakos, Terry Dauphin and Scott and Karen's wedding day
    Scott and Karen Paraskevakos weding, parents

Citations

  1. [S33] Ancestry.com website (http://www.ancestry.com)
Last Edited25 July 2022

Kristopher Scott Paraskevakos

M, #23, born 22 December 1989

Parents

Father*Scott Kris Paraskevakos born 9 May 1963
Mother*Karen Lynn Towle born 20 May 1963
Pedigree Link

Birth

  • Kristopher Scott Paraskevakos was born on 22 December 1989 in Brunswick, Maine.
    Kristopher Scott Paraskevakos ultrasound
Last Edited15 February 1995

Richard Lynn Simmons, Sr.

M, #24, born 1 March 1964, died 1 April 2004
  • Richard Lynn Simmons Sr

Parents

Father*James Edward Simmons, Sr born 20 May 1924, died 15 October 1995
Mother*Mary Helen Krimple born 24 October 1934, died 24 January 2020
Pedigree Link

Family

Spouse/Partner: Karen Lynn Towle born 20 May 1963

Son*Richard Lynn ("Richie") Simmons, Jr.+ born 20 January 1984, died 5 October 2009

Birth

  • Richard Lynn Simmons, Sr., was born on 1 March 1964 in Paduka, Ky.
Obituary:
Mr. Simmons died Thursday in West, Texas.
He retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years.
Surviving are his mother, Mary Helen Krimple Simmons; two sons, Richard Lynn Simmons Jr. and Andrew Paul Simmons; one daughter, Kristina Lynn Simmons; two brothers, James Edward Simmons Jr. and Michael G. Simmons; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Simmons Sr., and one sister.

Death

  • Richard Lynn Simmons, Sr., died on 1 April 2004 at age 40 in West, McLennan County, Texas, USA.

Buried

  • Richard Lynn Simmons, Sr., was buried at La Center, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA, in Saint Marys Cemetery.1

Occupations

  • Richard Lynn Simmons, Sr., was an Aviation Storekeeper Senior Chief Petty Officer United Staes Navy.

Other portraits

Richard Lynn Simmons Sr

Marriage

  • Richard Lynn Simmons, Sr., and Karen Lynn Towle were married on 30 January 1982 in Brunswick, Maine.
    Karen and Richrds weddign announcement
    Richard L Simmons Sr and Jr Karen
    Karen, Richie and Richard Simmons Sr
    Karen, Richie and Richard Simmons Sr. Aug 1984
    Richard Simmons Jr with his mother, fattehr, and both sets of grandparents. James and Mary Simmons on left. Terry and Richard Dauphin on the right.

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Richard-Richie-Karen Simmons

Citations

  1. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99320956/richard-lynn-simmons
Last Edited4 November 2022

Richard Lynn ("Richie") Simmons, Jr.

M, #25, born 20 January 1984, died 5 October 2009
  • Richard L Simmons

Parents

Father*Richard Lynn Simmons, Sr. born 1 March 1964, died 1 April 2004
Mother*Karen Lynn Towle born 20 May 1963
Pedigree Link

Families

Spouse/Partner: Heather King

Daughter*Shavelle L Simmons born 8 May 2007

Spouse/Partner: Marissa Winkler

Son*Dakota Richie Simmons born 26 March 2010

Birth

  • Richard Lynn ("Richie") Simmons, Jr., was born on 20 January 1984 in Brunswick, Maine.
7 lb 9 oz; 20 inches long.

Death

  • Richard Lynn ("Richie") Simmons, Jr., died on 5 October 2009 at age 25 in Bowdoin, Maine.1
    Newspaper articale about Richie's accident

Other portraits

Richard L Simmons
Richie and Shavelle
Richard L Simmons Jr 1995
Richard L Simmons Jr
Richard L Simmons Jr 1990
Richard L Simmons Jr 1991
Richard L Simmons Jr 1993
Richard L Simmons Jr 1994
Richie Simmons 1984

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Richie Simmons, Shavelle, and Heatehr King

Citations

  1. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/241990059/richard-lynn-simmons
Last Edited23 September 2022