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Wright, George Frank {I0010} (b. 24 AUG 1928, d. 20 SEP 1995)

Note: EULOGY for George Frank Wright by family


We may no longer find pleasure in the old habits. You will always be in my thoughts as you pass over. " Your Roommate" (Pattie)
To Some - George To Many - Pops To Me - MY DAD
He gave me life and along with this I got his wit, humor and frankness and the love for others. He may be gone, but I am here, he is in my heart.
My Dad Love " Turd" (Terry)
POPS! That's what you've always been to me. You were "one of a kind." You
touched my life in so many ways and I loved you very much. You will stay in my heart forever. I'll miss you Pops! "Deb" (Tom's wife)
I don't know where to start. Even though we were separated by 2000 miles, you
were only a phone call away. You weren't just My Dad - you were my friend.
Remember when I was little and we were driving into town and I was standing next to you with my arm around your neck and I looked at you and told you that I wanted to be just like you (a nothing). Well, you weren't a nothing, you are my hero, and I am very proud that you are my Dad. I love you. "Tom" (Son)
My Dad
My Dad was the best Dad ever. He was always there to listen to me whether
it was something good or bad. He has always been the most influential person in my life. There was not a person that met my Dad that didn't like him. He would help anyone out anytime. Dad, you will always be first in my heart, and in my mind I will always hear you saying "There is nothing in this world, for free!'
Love you Always. "Tweet" (Daughter Brenda)
You will light-up the Heavens with your love and laughter as you did here on earth. I will miss you until we meet again. Love, "Junior" (Lynda Tooles)
You touched all our hearts with your love, caring, kindness, laughter and your spirit. You will be missed so very much, but you will always be in our hearts forever. " Connie" (Scott's wife)
George -
It's hard to say "Good-bye" after all we have been through. My Father's death,
the house in Vermont, the renovation of the apartments, my sobriety and going
back to school. Let's not say "Good-bye", but, "Until we meet again." "Scott"
You picked-up where my Dad had left off and became more than a Father to me -
a good friend. You were someone I could always depend on whether it was walking me down the aisle or giving advice. But most of all you made my Mother happy. You showed her love and brought her joy. I will always remember you for the love of life you had, even in death. You were by far better "than nothing."
" Handy Andy" (Andrea)



Age 67, passed away at home on September 20, 1995 after an extended illness.
George was born August 24, 1928 in Ann Arbor. George moved to Phoenix in May 1972. He married Patricia Ellinwood in July 1976. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 720 in Phoenix. Survivors besides his wife, Patricia, include three children, Thomas Wright (Deborah) of Ann Arbor, Terry Wright of Phoenix, Brenda Stivers (Wright) of Saline, Donald Spencer of Dayton, OH; two step-children, Andrea St.Gelais of Phoenix, Scott St.Gelais also of Phoenix; a sister, Frances Arnold of Ann Arbor and 11 grandchildren.

Information obtained Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Burial (Nich) in Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scott, William {I0011} (b. 12 JUL 1808, d. 20 JUL 1891)
Note: In 1871 William Scott was farming 150 acres with the help of his sons David and Thomas, of which 50 were improved, and 10 pasture. As well as the house, there were two out buildings, a sleight or carriage, two ploughs, six wagons or sleds, a fanning mill, two horses and a colt, a total of eleven cattle, nine sheep and seven pigs. Like most homes in the area, they produced their own cloth in this instance - fifty yards that year of home-made cloth of flannel.
(Galloway) Richibucto, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada

William Scott died July 20, 1891 in Kingston, Kent County, New Brunswick at
the age of 83 yrs. old. He died of Old Age, duration 3 months. He was listed as
a farmer and Presbyterian religion, his doctor was D. Doherty and the burial was
said by Rev. William Hamilton.

Taken from the Richibucto Review Newspaper February 5, 1891


The subscriber wishes to dispose of the William Scott farm near the James Girvan farm in West Galloway. This property, which contains 100 acres more or less, over 30 of which are under cultivation, is well fenced with cedar poles and cuts from 15 to 20 tons of English hay besides a quantity of interval hay. Good house and barn on the premises. Well watered by a spring brook. For further particulars - Apply to H. Irving, Buctouche


Cause: Old Age

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Smith, Mary Ann {I0013} (b. OCT 1812, d. 11 MAR 1880)
Note: A headstone in Galloway Cemetery, Kent Co., N.B. reads as follows:
In Memory of Mary A. wife of William Scott who died March 11, 1880, age 67 yrs.
5 mos.
On the side of the same stone it reads:
Chrildren of William Scott: Jane A. Scott, Died Nov. 21, 1846, age 11 yrs. 6 mo's.
Thomas E., Died Aug 26, 1847, Age 6 yrs. and Jessie, Died Aug 9 1868, age
4 yrs. 8 mo's.

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Ellinwood, Warner Gould {I0018} (b. 1 AUG 1914, d. 3 DEC 1998)


Warner G. "Red" Ellinwood, 84, of 758 Pleasant St., died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998 in University of Mass. Medical Center in Worcester, after being stricken ill at his borther's home.
He leaves a brother, Joseph G. Ellinwood, of Phillipston, a sister Patricia Wright, of Phoenix, Ariz,, one niece and one nephew in Phoenix.
He was born in Athol, Aug. l, 1914, a son of Waldo S. and Isabel (Harrison) Ellinwood, and lived here most of his life. He was a graduate of Gardner High School in 1933.
He was a Master Sergeant in the Army Air Corp from 1939 to 1946 during World War II, where he served in the China-Burma-India Theater. Following his discharge from the service, he attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and then worked as a radio operator for the Radio Cooperative of the Great Lakes. He returned to Athol in 1954 due to a service-connected disability that occurred in the Pacific area.
He ran a radio repair shop in Athol from his home for many years, and was a Ham Radio Operator for 65 years, using the call letters W1MPY. Over the past 38 years he was a custodian of the Webb Block on Main Street. He was a member of the Edward H. Phillips Post 102, American Legion and the Charles Musante Post, Disabled American Veterans.
He enjoyed working at the Ellinwood-O'Brien Tree Farm in Phillipston. He also enjoyed reading, especially material of an historical nature, and watching television.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. in the J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home, 137 Main St. Rev. Paul E. Samuelson, pastor of Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Following cremation, private burial will be held in Erving Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
A calling hour will be held Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Athol Home Health and
Hospice, 423 Main St., Athol, 01331, or to a charity of one's choice.

Information obtained from The Athol Daily News, Athol, MA.

Funeral services for Warner G. "Red" Ellinwood, 84, of 758 Pleasant St., were held Tuesday Dec. 8, 1998 in the J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. Paul E. Samuelson, pastor of Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church, officiated.
Following cremation, private burial will be held in Erving Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Representing the Edward H. Phillips Post 102, American Legion were Robert Carey, past commander; John Emery, past commander; Alfred Souza, past commander; Peter Krustapentus, adjutant; Donald Walker, Sgt.-at-arms; Victor Litchfield, finance officer; George Fiske Jr.; Mitchell Kennaway and Terry O'Brien, sons of Legion.
The American Flag was folded by Peter Krustapentus and John Emery and Presented to Mrs. Patricia Wright by Alfred Souza.

Information obtained from the Athol Daily News, Athol, MA
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage

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Scott, Thomas {I0020} (b. 1851, d. 16 APR 1883)
Note: Thomas Scott was the son of William Scott and Mary Ann Smith, born 1851
in Galloway, Kent County, New Brunswick. His obituary reads as follows:
From the Moncton Times of May 2, 1883:

"At Moncton, April 16th, after a long and painful illness, borne with resignation to the Divine Will, Thos. Scott, age 32, son of William Scott, Galloway, Kent County, leaving a wife and five children."
Both Thomas Scott and Wife Sarah MacMillan are buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, West. Co., N.B.

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Rand, Caroline Miriam Johns {I0021} (b. 9 MAY 1888, d. 17 AUG 1980)
-Obituary -


ERVING - Caroline M. (Johns) Rand Ellinwood, 92, of 16 Church St., died Sunday in the Franklin Nursing Home.
Her husband, Waldo S. Ellinwood, died in March 1975. She was born in Gardner, May 9, 1888.
She attended Gardner schools and continued her education for two years in Cornwall, England. A former resident of Orange and Detroit, Mich., she returned to Erving in 1938.
She is survived by two daughters, Glenna C. Burrell of Greenfield and Patricia A. Wright of Phoenix, Ariz., four grandchildren; a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in St. James Episcopal Church with the Rev. William C. Lutz, associate rector, officiating. Organist will be Dr. Ernest D. May. Burial will follow in Green Bower Cemetery, Gardner.
There are no calling hours. Hodgen-Walker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Information obtained from The Recorder Gazette, Greenfield, MA.

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Ellinwood, Joseph Harrison {I0022} (b. 9 JUN 1908, d. 6 JAN 2002)

Friday, April 26, 1996
LIONIZING by John Casella
I had a nice talk the other day with Joe Ellinwood. His name may not resonate with the younger generations today because he is not now the active figure on Main Street he once was. I have known Joe for over 40 years. I have not always agreed with him, but I always knew where he stood. He'd let you know without any uncertainty or quaver in his voice. He was a powerful distinctive basso-profundo and one of the best public speakers I ever heard.
If you were to make a list of the most influential, civic benefactors of Athol in the last half of the 20th centruy, Joe would be near the top of the list. To try to relate the story of Joe's life in one column would be impossible. I thought I would like to share some things I had not known previously about Joe. A couple things which most of us would consider huge negatives were turned around by Joe and made into great positives in his life.
Joe told me, "My Dad had the uptown Athol mail route. He ran the post office substation. This was before World War I. The mail would come up on the trolley from downtown and he'd pick it up and deliver it all over uptown. He was a hale and hardy man. Then he went off to the first war and got disabled. When he came home from the war they wouldn't give him his old job back. I lost my mother at an early age, things were rough for us.
"That's when Dad contacted his old Army commanding office, Captain Hartwell, who lived in Gardner. The captain got him a job as an accountant in
a factory there.
That's how I happened to be a graduate of Gardner High School Class of '25. I had been nominated to go to the West Point Military Academy, my
scholastics were all A-1, but when I went to get my physical it turned out I was colorblind! I was refused admittance to the Point, and that was a real kick in the pants to me.
I became a salesman for the Gardner Gem Crib and Cradle. I worked out of the Midwest in the St. Louis operation. I was then advanced to head up sales in the South from the Baltimore office. Then the Depression hit all of us, and I wound up back in Gardner in 1932, a bottom-of-the Depression-year.
"I became an insurance salesman and worked for John Hancock, had a debit and everything. I did that until 1938 when I figured out that I could make money for myself instead of John Hancock. The first office of Ellinwood Insurance was at 498 Main Street obove Todd's market. That was the year I also Married an Athol girl Beatrice Clucus. You remember she was the organist at Our Lady Immaculate for almost 50 years." (I do indeed remember that Joe drove his wife to church every week where he waited for her outside in the car and read his Sunday paper. He was not of her faith but always faithful to her wishes.)
Joe has meant a great deal to Athol over the years since he came back from WWII, where he served as a bombardier in the Air Force. He ran a top notch insurance agency. He sponsored many great sport teams in softball and volleyball. He was the Chamber of Commerce president and kept that body up to date and competitive with other towns. He was nationally known as the chairman of the American Legion Foreign Relations committee. All during the years of the Cold War he visited hot spots for the government like Moscow and Vietnam and expressed his opinions forcefully.
The reason why I never doubted his patriotism and zeal is because he practiced what he preached. He was a true friend of any veteran, disabled or otherwise. I know he helped my brother and hundreds of other vets who had financial or personal problems. Any vet could contact Joe and get help about a GI home loan or a job lead or even a few spare bucks. Joe never boasted about the vets he helped. That was just Joe's way, and I never knew until now that his own father was a disabled vet of World War I.
When Joe was rejected by West Point his patriotism might have gotten curdled or he might have become bitter, but Joe never did. He wore his country's uniform proudly in many, any parades. He was a fine figure of an American. I might have personally doubted his politics, but never for one second did I ever doubt Joe Ellinwood's devotion to and love of country.
It was wonderful hearing his voice on the phone the other day. Joe is a great power of example to me. He got belted down by the early death of his Mom, his Father became disabled in the war then he was rejected by West Point. But he picked himself up and got on with his life. And what a life it's been!
Joe Ellinwood-patriot. Second to none!

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Scott, Elizabeth Ann {I0023} (b. 12 JUL 1855, d. 10 APR 1928)
Note: Married: At residence of bride's brother-in-law, Edward Tweedie Esq, by Rev.
J.D. Murray, Alexander Donald, engine driver, Moncton/Elizabeth Annie Scott
fourth daughter of William Scott, Galloway (Kent Co.)
12 September 1879 Times

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Ellinwood, Waldo Sherman {I0024} (b. 30 MAY 1885, d. 18 MAR 1975)
Note: - Obituary -


ERVING - Waldo S. Ellinwood, 89, of 16 Church St., died today at Athol Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the former Caroline Johns.
He was born in Erving, May 30, 1885, the son of Joseph S. and Dora E. (Gould) Ellinwood. He was a World War I Armry veteran and a charter member of Edward H. Phillips American Legion Post of Athol and a member of the Athol Lodge of Masons.
He was a letter carrier in Athol for many years and prior to retirement was employed by the Greenfield Tap and Die Co.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Joseph H. and Warner G., both of Athol; a daughter Mrs. Patricia A. St.Gelais of Phoenix, Ariz., a stepdaughter, Mrs. Glenna Burrell of Greenfield, and four grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Greenbower Cemetery, Gardner. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edward H. Phillips Post American Legion Scholarship Fund at Athol
High School.
Witty Funeral Home, Orange, is in charge of arrangements.

Information taken from The Recorder Gazette, Greenfild, MA. March 18 1975

Information from the Orange Paper, Orange, MA November 29, 1918

--Sergt. Waldo Ellinwood of Co E, 104th Infantry in France, has been commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the headquarters company, according to announcement received last week. Lieut. Ellinwood has been a member of the company 12 years, seeing service on the Mexican border. He has always been greatly interested in military matters. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ellinwood of Erving and his wife lives in Athol.
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage

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Harrison, Isabelle Tuttle {I0025} (b. 22 NOV 1889, d. 31 JAN 1934)


Mrs. Isabel Ellinwood

Wife of Waldo S. Ellinwood Dies in Boylston Hospital

Mrs. Isabel (Harrison) Ellinwood, 45, wife of Waldo S. Ellinwood of 82 Green Street, died in the Boylston hospital this morning after a long illness. Born in Nova Scotia, Mrs. Ellinwood came to this country early in life. She was an active fraternal and church worker and was affiliated with several organizations. She was a past noble grand of Banner Rebekah Lodge of Athol and a member of Sabin Rebekah Lodge, Jessamine Chapter O.E.S. and the Chestnut Street M.E. Church.
Her mother, Mrs. Robert Meeks of Warner, N.Y., her husband, three children,
Joseph, Warner and Patricia Ann Ellinwood of this city and two sisters, Mrs.
Etta Harris of Wakefield and Mrs. Jessie Wyatt of Berkeley Hills, Cal., survive
Funeral services will be held in the Smith Chapel at 69 Vernon Street Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. Alexander Stewart of the Chestnut Street M.E. church will officiate. A delegation from Sabin Rebekah Lodge will be present and the Rebekah service will be used. Burial will be in Erving.

Taken from the Gardner News, Gardner, MA January 31, 1934
Burial was in the Erving Cemetery with her three children Doris, Robert and Baby.
Cause: Consumption (Tuberculosis)

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Harrison, Claude {I0026} (b. 15 APR 1885, d. ?)
Note: Claude was the boy of a set of twins born to John A. Harrison and Agnes Scott.
The daughter did not live. Reported by the Daily Times, Moncton, N.B. Claude came to the States with his mother Agnes and sister Isabelle 1898, but he died before 1905.

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Harrison, Jessie May {I0028} (b. 3 SEP 1880, d. 6 FEB 1953)
Cause: Cor Pulmonale & Chronic Bronchial Asthma

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Harrison, John Wesley {I0029} (b. 5 APR 1876, d. 27 FEB 1893)
Note: Moncton Daily Transcript February 28, 1893

Died in Moncton February 27,1893 of consumption John W. Harrison eldest son of the late John A. and Agnes Harrison. Age 17 years. Funeral tomorrow Wednesday, February 28, 1893 at the residence of Edward Tweedie, Bridge Street. Buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, Kent Co., New Brunswick, Canada.
Cause: Consumption (Tuberculosis)

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Harris, Clarence D. {I0033} (b. DEC 1870, d. BET 1920 AND 1930)

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Harris, John P. {I0034} (b. 14 JUL 1901, d. AUG 1978)
Note: 1930 Wakefield, Middlesex Co., MA lists John as an Embalmer-Undertaker.

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Scott, Agnes {I0035} (b. 11 JAN 1853, d. 10 AUG 1937)

Mrs. Agnes (Scott) Harrison Meeks, formerly for many years a resident of Warren, N.H. passed away on Tuesday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Henrietta Harris 21 Park St. where she had been ill for the past month. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada 84 years ago.
She is survived by two daughters Mrs. Harris with whom she made her home, and Mrs. F.V. Wiatt of California; six grandchildren, Mrs. Everett O. Dow of Greenwood, Mrs. Winfield E. Drown of Melrose; John B. Harris of Winthrop; Joseph and Warren Ellinwood of Athol, and Mrs. Vivian Hatcher of California and eight great grandchildren, Robert and Beverly Dow; John, Richard and Frederick Harris, Dana T. Drown, and Joan and Rose Hatcher.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock on Thursday in the vestry of the Baptist Church and friends are welcome to attent.

Information from the Wakefield Library, Wakefield, MA
Burial was at the Laurel Hill Cemetery with daughter Henrietta Harris and family in Reading,
Cause: Senile Dementia

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Harrison, John Alfred {I0036} (b. ABT 1847, d. 25 SEP 1892)
Note: Maple Leaf - Albert County - October 6, 1892:
HARRISON - Died at Moncton September 25, 1892 after a lingering illness, J.A.
Harrison, age 45.

Moncton Times - Tuesday - September 27, 1892:
Died at Moncton after lingering illness of consumpton, J.A. Harrison, age 45 yrs.
Funeral today (tues) afternoon at 2 o'clock from his residence former of Robinson Street and Mountain Rd.. Died September 25, 1892 (The Moncton Transcript requested that Maple Leaf and Boston papers please copy obit).
In the Daily Times December 1891 an advertisement for OYSTERS, OYSTERS
At. J.A. Harrison's, Corner Robinson street and Mountain Road. Parties in that locality would do well to come and examine my stock before ordering elsewhere. Orders promptly attended to and delivered to any part of the city. Also, a full line of Fruit and Confectionery, Cigars and Beers.
Cor. Robinson St. and Mountain Rd.
I am under the impression that John's ancestor was a Loyalist and moved from New England to Canada
during or after the Rev. War.
Cause: Consumption (Tuberculosis)

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Harrison, Henrietta {I0041} (b. 10 FEB 1875, d. 16 MAY 1948)

May 16, 1948

Mrs. Henrietta Harris, 73, passed away last night at the Boit Home for Aged Women. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada in 1875. Surviving are two daughters, Muriel Dow of 1007 Main St., Melrose Highlands, formerly of 16 Cooper St. Wakefield, and E.Dorothy Drown of White Plains, N.Y. and a son, John P. Harris of Dorchester.
Mrs. Harris was a member of the Philathen Class of the local Baptist Church, chairman of White Cross and a member of the Past Noble Grands of Good Will Rebekah Lodge.
Funeral services will be held at the Gould Funeral Home at 23 Chestnut St., Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be to Laurel Hill Cemetery, Reading, MA.

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Dow, Everett G. {I0042} (b. 1900, d. 1 SEP 1992)

Everett G. Dow, of Melrose, formerly a longtime resident of Greenwood, Wakefield, died Tuesday morning at the Normandy House Nursing Home in Melrose following a lengthy illness. He was 92.
Mr. Dow was a plumber and former plumbing inspector for the city of Melrose for 18 years. He retired in 1979.
He was born in Lynn, raised in the Greenwood section of Wakefield, at the Melrose Line, where he lived most of his life. He moved to Melrose in 1961.
He was a member to the Greenwood Union Church.

Mr. Dow was the husband of the late Muriel R. (Harris) Dow who died in 1977 and leaves a son, Robert Dow of Mexico; a sister, Ida Glidden of Exeter, New Hampshire; and a granddaughter, Robin Bassieur. He was also the father of the late Beverly Sweeney and brother of the late Charlotte Day.
A graveside service will be held Friday at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield at 2 p.m. with the Revernd Burton Lebo, pastor of the Greenwood Union Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Greenwood Union Church, Main and Oak streets, Wakfield 01880.

Information obtained from the Daily News Mercury, Wakefield, MA

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Dow, Robert G. {I0044} (b. 17 JUN 1925, d. 15 MAR 1999)
Note: Robert was U.S. Consulate of Guadalajara, Mexico

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