Towle Ancestry and More

Bessie Blake Towle

F, #101

Parents

Father*George Clarence Towle born 15 March 1841, died 15 December 1905
Mother*Eliza Ann Blake born 1845
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Last Edited15 February 1995

Sara M Foote

F, #102, born 1844
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Family

Spouse/Partner: Rossiter Irvine Towle born 26 March 1843

Daughter*Florence May Towle
Daughter*Nellie Eliza Towle
Daughter*Grace M Towle

Birth

  • Sara M Foote was born in 1844.

Marriage

Last Edited11 March 1995

Florence May Towle

F, #103

Parents

Father*Rossiter Irvine Towle born 26 March 1843
Mother*Sara M Foote born 1844
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Last Edited15 February 1995

Nellie Eliza Towle

F, #104

Parents

Father*Rossiter Irvine Towle born 26 March 1843
Mother*Sara M Foote born 1844
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Last Edited15 February 1995

Grace M Towle

F, #105

Parents

Father*Rossiter Irvine Towle born 26 March 1843
Mother*Sara M Foote born 1844
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Last Edited15 February 1995

Theodore Taylor

M, #106, born 22 September 1797, died 28 March 1879

Parents

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Mary Towle born 18 November 1802, died 28 January 1890

Daughter*Hannah Maria Taylor born 27 October 1827, died 19 June 1901
Daughter*Lucinda Jane Taylor born 12 July 1829, died 6 December 1909
Son*Samuel Taylor born 27 September 1831, died 22 April 1918
Son*Josiah Towle Taylor born 8 March 1838, died 29 May 1864
Son*William Henry Taylor+ born 23 August 1842, died 30 January 1913

Birth

  • Theodore Taylor was born on 22 September 1797 in Lyman, Maine.

Death

  • Theodore Taylor died on 28 March 1879 at age 81 in Burlington, Maine.

Marriage

  • Theodore Taylor and Mary Towle were married on 1 November 1826 in Newfield, Maine.
Last Edited18 August 1995

Lucinda Jane Taylor

F, #107, born 12 July 1829, died 6 December 1909

Parents

Father*Theodore Taylor born 22 September 1797, died 28 March 1879
Mother*Mary Towle born 18 November 1802, died 28 January 1890
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Family

Spouse/Partner: John Baker Porter

Birth

  • Lucinda Jane Taylor was born on 12 July 1829.

Death

  • Lucinda Jane Taylor died on 6 December 1909 at age 80.

Divorce

Last Edited15 February 1995

Samuel Taylor

M, #108, born 27 September 1831, died 22 April 1918

Parents

Father*Theodore Taylor born 22 September 1797, died 28 March 1879
Mother*Mary Towle born 18 November 1802, died 28 January 1890
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Family

Spouse/Partner: Elizabeth P. Scammon

Birth

  • Samuel Taylor was born on 27 September 1831.

Death

  • Samuel Taylor died on 22 April 1918 at age 86.

Marriage

Last Edited18 August 1995

Josiah Towle Taylor

M, #109, born 8 March 1838, died 29 May 1864

Parents

Father*Theodore Taylor born 22 September 1797, died 28 March 1879
Mother*Mary Towle born 18 November 1802, died 28 January 1890
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Family

Spouse/Partner: M. Mary Libby

Birth

  • Josiah Towle Taylor was born on 8 March 1838.
Josiah drowned May 29, 1864.

Death

  • Josiah Towle Taylor died on 29 May 1864 at age 26.
Last Edited15 February 1995

William Henry Taylor

M, #110, born 23 August 1842, died 30 January 1913

Parents

Father*Theodore Taylor born 22 September 1797, died 28 March 1879
Mother*Mary Towle born 18 November 1802, died 28 January 1890
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Family

Birth

  • William Henry Taylor was born on 23 August 1842.

Death

  • William Henry Taylor died on 30 January 1913 at age 70.

Marriage

Last Edited15 February 1995

Adelle M Page

F, #111
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Family

Marriage

Last Edited15 February 1995

Jesse Wright Taylor

U, #112

Parents

Father*William Henry Taylor born 23 August 1842, died 30 January 1913
Mother*Adelle M Page
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Last Edited15 February 1995

Russell Morrison Taylor

M, #113

Parents

Father*William Henry Taylor born 23 August 1842, died 30 January 1913
Mother*Adelle M Page
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Last Edited15 February 1995

Irene Page Taylor

F, #114

Parents

Father*William Henry Taylor born 23 August 1842, died 30 January 1913
Mother*Adelle M Page
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Last Edited15 February 1995

Ella Maud Taylor

F, #115

Parents

Father*William Henry Taylor born 23 August 1842, died 30 January 1913
Mother*Adelle M Page
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Last Edited15 February 1995

John Page Taylor

M, #116

Parents

Father*William Henry Taylor born 23 August 1842, died 30 January 1913
Mother*Adelle M Page
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Last Edited15 February 1995

Marcia Adella Taylor

F, #117

Parents

Father*William Henry Taylor born 23 August 1842, died 30 January 1913
Mother*Adelle M Page
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Unsure of the spelling of her middle name. I am not sure whether it is Adella or Adelle.
Last Edited15 February 1995

Harriet Maria Taylor

F, #118

Parents

Father*William Henry Taylor born 23 August 1842, died 30 January 1913
Mother*Adelle M Page
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Last Edited15 February 1995

Josiah Towle Taylor

M, #119

Parents

Father*William Henry Taylor born 23 August 1842, died 30 January 1913
Mother*Adelle M Page
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Last Edited15 February 1995

Caroline Towle

F, #120, born 1 March 1808, died 13 August 1882

Parents

Father*Maj Josiah Towle born July 1769, died 17 January 1838
Mother*Nancy Elizabeth Doe born 1778, died 21 September 1861
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Family

Spouse/Partner: Elisha Ayer

Birth

  • Caroline Towle was born on 1 March 1808 in Newfield, Maine.
Caroline Towle and Elisha Ayer buried in MT. Hope cemetery in Bangor, Maine.

Death

  • Caroline Towle died on 13 August 1882 at age 74.

Buried

  • Caroline Towle was buried in Mt. Hope cemetery Bangor, Maine.
Last Edited15 February 1995

S.T. Livingstone

M, #121
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Family

Spouse/Partner: Lucia Towle born 17 December 1861

Last Edited15 February 1995

Irma Towle

F, #122, born 16 June 1895, died 7 April
  • The grandmothers of Cecilia Anne Scott. Left to right: Irma Kimball, Cecilia Scott, Ruth (Varnum) Scott.

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
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Family

Spouse/Partner: Fred Don Kimball born 10 October 1894, died 20 November 1957

Adopted Daughter*Olive Ann Kimball+ born 3 January 1932, died 17 January 2019

Birth

  • Irma Towle was born on 16 June 1895 in Norway, Maine.
Residence Lovell, Maine.

Death

  • Irma Towle died 7 April.
    Irma Towle Kimball obituary

Other portraits

Portrait of Irma and Fred Kimball
The grandmothers of Cecilia Anne Scott. Left to right: Irma Kimball, Cecilia Scott, Ruth (Varnum) Scott.

Marriage

  • Fred Don Kimball and Irma Towle were married on 27 June 1917 in Fryeburg, Maine, United States.
    Portrait of Irma and Fred Kimball
    Fred D Kimball and Irma Towle marriage record

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Detail of Irma Kimball house in Lovell Village.
    Detail of Irma Kimball's barn with the cupola.
    Irma (Towle) Kimball standing on the doorstep of the Kimball Homestead with granddaughter Cecilia Anne Scott. Note on the picture says Irma is wearing a dress Oliveanne made for her.
    Irma Kimball house in Lovell Village. In 2004 the home of Oliveanne Kimball-Scott, her daughter.
    Oliveanne Kimball-Scott standing outside her home with her mother, Irma (Towle) Kimball.
Last Edited4 September 2022

Lillian Watson Towle

F, #123, born 4 October 1914, died 26 March 2005
  • Lillian Watson Towle

Parents

Adoptive Father*Howard Elmore Towle born 9 July 1897, died 12 July 1953
Mother*Mabel Prudence Watson born 27 May 1898, died 24 October 1977
FatherUnknown Lake
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Birth

  • Lillian Watson Towle was born on 4 October 1914 in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
    Lillian's record of birth

Birth Parent

  • Mabel was Lillian's birth mother.

Adopted

  • Howards adopted Lillian.
When Lillian was born her birth records show her as Lillian Watson.

Here are a few notes gathered from the information taken from the Howard Elmore and Mable Prudence Watson History, by Alice R Harrington (Towle).

Later in life after Alice R Harrington (Towle) died and all the notes she kept throughout her life were turned over to her sister Ruth. After Ruth died, she passed those notes onto her daughter Jerri. I have obtained a copy of those notes. In those notes Alice identified Lillian’s last name as Lake. She stated the following in the notes:
“Mabel gave birth to Lillian Watson 04 Oct 1914. Her mother was ordered to give up her baby and refused and left home”.

Lillian's full name on her birth record was listed as Lillian Watson. Her mother (Mabel) was only 16 years old when she gave birth to Lillian. This means that her mother was not married at the time and Lillian took her mother’s maiden name. To this day no one knows who Lillian's true father was. If her stepbrothers and stepsisters knew anything about it, it was never talked about and when they were asked about it, they said they didn't know.
This means her last named should have been Lake. I could find not any other information or records on this.

After Mabel met and married Howard Elmore Towle in Jan 1920 Lillian later adopted the last name of Towle.

When Lillian was younger she worked as a housekeeper for a prominent family and later worked at blowing bulbs of G.E.

Death

  • Lillian Watson Towle died on 26 March 2005 at age 90 in Brunswick, Maine.
    Lillian's funeral announcement

Occupations

  • Lillian Watson Towle was a retired shoeshop worker.

Other portraits

Lillian Watson Towle
Lillian Watson Towle
Lillian Towle - colorized
Lillian Watson Towle - colorized

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Lillian W Towle
    Lillian W Towle - colorized
    Lillian W Towle
    Lillian W Towle
    Lillian Towle with her sister and brother. I am not sure which siblings they are.
    Lillian, Buddy, and Alice Towle - colorized
    Lillian and Dick Towle - colorized
  • Lillian Waston Towle 1994
    Lillian Waston Towle 1998
    Lillian Watson Towle - colorized
    Tommy and Lillian Towle. This must be Thomas Waston. - colorized
    Lillian Watson Towle - colorized
    Lillian Waston Towle - colorized
    Lillian and Alice Towle - colorized
    Lillian Towle and Alice Harrington
Last Edited11 November 2022

Alice Rebecca Towle

F, #124, born 31 January 1921, died 14 October 2010
  • Alice R 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
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Family

Spouse/Partner: Byron A Harrington born 22 August 1925, died 2 December 1985

Birth

  • Alice Rebecca Towle was born on 31 January 1921 in Portland, Maine.
Obituary:
Alice T. Harrington, 89
FREEPORT -- Alice T. Harrington, age 89, of Brunswick, passed away Oct. 14, 2010, at Freeport Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 31, 1921, a daughter of Mabel (Watson) and Howard Towle in Portland.

Alice attended Bridgton schools and was a member of one of the first graduating classes at the old Brunswick High School, formerly on McKeen Street.
After graduation, she was employed at F.W. Woolworth as a floor supervisor until her retirement.

In 1946, Alice married Byron 'Bud' Harrington and together they built their home in Brunswick. They traveled all the lower 48 states until Byron's passing in 1985.

She was a communicant of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and enjoyed knitting hats and mittens for craft shows and going to flea markets and yard sales. She was also a past member of the Topsham Grange.

Besides her husband, Alice is predeceased by one sister and four brothers. Survivors are her sisters, Ruth Driscoll of Brunswick, Dorothy Baker of Bowdoinham, a brother, Donald Towle and his wife, Lornia of Richmond; plus many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at Bayview Cemetery, Bowdoinham. Alice Rebecca Towle lived.

Death

  • Alice Rebecca Towle died on 14 October 2010 at age 89 in Brunswick, Maine.1,2

Buried

  • Alice Rebecca Towle was buried at Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc County, Maine, USA, in Bayview Cemetery.3

Occupations

  • Alice Rebecca Towle was a F.W. Woolworth-Retired.

Other portraits

Alice R Towle
Alice Harrington - coloroized

Marriage

  • Byron A Harrington and Alice Rebecca Towle were married on 1 July 1946 in Brunswick, Maine.
    Byron A Harrington and Alice R Towle 1 July 1946 on their wedding day - colorized
    Alice and Byron Harrington 1936, wedding day - colorized
    Alice and Byron Harrington 1936, wedding day - colorized

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Alice R Tolwe and Elsworth
    Alice R Towle and Tommy
    Byron's bother, Alice Harrinton, and Ruth Towle on Alice and Byron's wedding day
    Byron's bother, Alice and Byron Harrinton on thier wedding day
    Alice R Towle
    Alice R Towle
    Alice R Towle - colorized
    Alice R Towle - colorized
    Alice R Towle - colorized
    Alice R Towle - colorized

Citations

  1. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74702575/alice-t-harrington
  2. [S33] Ancestry.com website (http://www.ancestry.com)
  3. [S31] Find a Grave website, www.findagrave.com/memorial/74702575/alice-harrington
Last Edited28 January 2023

Howard Whitman ("Bud") Towle

M, #125, born 19 March 1923, died 30 April 1978

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: Marion Hess born 9 June 1922, died 10 November 2005

Daughter*Carol Lee Towle+ born 9 May 1946, died 5 July 2008

Birth

  • Howard Whitman ("Bud") Towle was born on 19 March 1923 in Center Lovell, Maine.
Served in the Army in WWII.

After William divorced from Marion he found a male partner by the name of Robert "Bob" Skylar Dodson. Between Bud and Bob, they adopted three boys.
The first was Michael; he was brought to the U.S. just before the fall of Saigon, and placed in a group orphanage, before his adoption, in California. If you go on- line @Ancestry and type Michael Cam Dodson in York, PA, , born 1965, you will find school yearbook photos.

The other two who were Native Americans, Brian and Jerry.

Somehow Bud did not submit the adoption papers for Michael, but did for Brian and Jerry, even though Bud got Michael first.


Michael was subsequently given the name DODSON after Bud died. The other 2 boys were Jerry [I have no birth date, but he was married in 1992 in Maine] and Brian [born 1975, married in 1998 in Texas]. Michael was brought from Vietnam and placed in an orphanage in California. He was too young to remember exactly when and how he got to Pennsylvania.
Michael celebrates his birthday on February 1, [1965], as is the custom in Vietnam.

Somehow Bud did not submit the adoption papers for Michael, but did for Brian and Jerry, even though Bud got Michael first.

When it was discovered that he did not have any paperwork showing him as a TOWLE, that they were living in York, PA., and he was taken "to some office downtown where paperwork was created".
I know this is not clear, but this is where the story gets "sticky".
Evidently - Bud had a "partner" named Robert "Bob" Skylar DODSON - thus Mike's last name. When Bud died in 1978, after some period of time Bob met Bill MORTON, who had recently transferred employment to York from Erie, PA.

Bob was given a promotion contingent upon moving to Texas [he worked at that time for GTE, telephone company]. The pay scale was such that he could not refuse, and nothing was ever going to come along in York, close to it. Bob, Bill, and Mike packed up and moved. Bob had gone ahead, and started his new job, found, and purchased a beautiful home with a swimming pool in a good neighborhood, and left Bill and Mike there to pack and arrange the move.

Bud and Bob, then Bob and Bill, [then Bob died of cancer in Dallas], leaving Bill and Mike, then Bill died.

However, at one point Bill's sister moved from Erie, PA down to the home after Bob passed. She absolutely hated Mike, and when Bill died, he had signed everything over to her, which left Mike with nothing. When she took position of the property, she physically had Mike removed by the police, she then sold the property and moved back to Erie!!!

I believe this is Robert "Bob" Skylar Dodson's grave.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39432560/robert-s-dodson.

Death

  • Howard Whitman ("Bud") Towle died on 30 April 1978 at age 55 in York, Pennsylvania.
    Howard Whitman Towle's death announcement
    Howard Whitman Towle's death announcement

Buried

  • Howard Whitman ("Bud") Towle was buried at York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, in Prospect Hill Cemetery.1

Occupations

  • Howard Whitman ("Bud") Towle was a Foreman, Chicken Factory.

Other portraits

Howard W Towle

Marriage

  • Howard Whitman ("Bud") Towle and Marion Hess were married in 1945.
    Howard and Marion Towle 1954
    Howard W Towle and wife on wedding day. Also mother inlaw of left and Mable Towle on the right - colorized

Divorce

  • Howard Whitman ("Bud") Towle and Marion Hess were divorced.

Additional Photos, awards, certificates, schooling, etc

  • Buddt Towle and his wife Marion, mother Mabel and mother in-law

Citations

  1. [S31] "Find a Grave", database, Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/184403560/howard-w-towle
Last Edited5 February 2023