3272. Bernice Hayward Additon was born on 2 May 1912 in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin). Age 7 in 1920. Age 17 in 1930. She lived in Poland, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1920. She lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) on 24 June 1929. Bernice lived in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1930. She lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) on 7 June 1937. She lived in Milford, New Hampshire (Hillsborough) in February 1939. Bernice lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1940. In 1940 she was a sales clerk in a gift store in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). She lived in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1942. Bernice crossed the border on 14 September 1949 in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii from San Francisco, California (San Francisco). She sailed on the U.S.S. General J. C. Breckenridge AP-176, arriving in Hawaii on 19 Sep 1949. She crossed the border on 9 July 1951 in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii to San Francisco, California. She sailed aboard the USNS James O'Hara 9 Jul 1951. On 23 November 1951 she was a silver counselor in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). On 6 March 1953 Bernice was a Sales Girl. She lived in Turner, Maine (Androscoggin) on 8 March 1953. She died on 26 January 2007 at the age of 94 in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). She died at Clover Manor on Minot Avenue. She had hip surgery prior to moving to Clover Manor from the Sarah Frye Nursing Home on Washington Street in Auburn. She never regained her strength and will after the surgery. Bernice was buried about 2010 in Gracelawn Cemetery, Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). She had Social Security Number 004-14-1445. She was 1/1024 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from mother. Bernice Additon Hayward, also known as Giberson, Fifield, and Rideout. Legally changed her name to Bonnie Fifield on 20 Sep 1983.
AUBURN, Maine – Bonnie Fifield of Auburn, Maine died Friday, January 26, 2007 at the age of 94 at Clover Manor, following a short illness after hip surgery.
Bonnie was the daughter of Lloyd Holbrook Additon of Augusta, ME and Goldie Alice Hayward of Cooper, ME. She was born May 2nd, 1912 in Lewiston, Maine. She was born prematurely and family stories were told that she was kept in a shoe box at the end of the kitchen wood stove to keep her warm.
Bonnie was a longtime resident of Auburn and Poland, ME. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1929. She married John “Jack” Giberson in Auburn on June 24th, 1929. She had 2 daughters by the marriage, Virginia and Margaret.
She married 2nd Bill Fifield a Navy officer. Bill was stationed in Pearl Harbor and Bonnie learned to Hula while there. She returned to Maine the day before Pearl Harbor was attacked. There were no children from this marriage.
After returning to Maine she bought “Folly” farm on the Snell Hill Road in Turner, Maine. She worked at a variety of different professions during her many years. She sold jellies for Bessie’s and sold her own recipe for cinnamon apple jelly to Bessie’s. For a time she sold silverware door-to-door. She worked for the State of Maine in Civil Defense doing programs for emergency mass feeding and for building fallout shelters during the late 50’s and early 60’s. Then she created the Maine Safety Council during the 70’s and 80’s where she worked until her retirement.
She was very musically adept at the piano, organ and accordion. She could listen to a song once and play it perfectly. She also created lovely handcrafted items from things she gathered from nature. Bonnie was fantastically creative at home interior decorating. She always loved changing her decor to fit each season and holiday.
Bonnie is predeceased by her daughter Virginia Additon Giberson (1930-2004).
Bonnie is survived by her sister Mrs. Edith “Babe” Norris of Auburn, ME, nephew Bruce Norris of Clinton, NJ, and a daughter Margaret Bragdon and her husband Fred of Peak’s Island, ME. She is also survived by her grandson Michael W. Walton, Sr., who she raised from the age of three, and Mike’s wife Margie of Clinton, Maine.
Bonnie’s other grandchildren include Paul and Marti Grady and their 3 children Matthew, Jonathan, and Rebecca of Springfield VA; Jack and Erin Hooper and their son Jack of Mesa AZ; and Rick and Christie Hooper and their daughter Leila of Chico CA.
Other great-grandchildren include a great-grand daughter Emily Rose of NH and her son Devin, and great-grandsons Michael Wm. Walton, Jr. of Grand Forks, ND and Steven Walton of Hillsboro, NH.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
USS James O'Hara (APA-90) was a Frederick Funston-class attack transport that served with the US Navy during World War II and later in the Korean War. The ship was named after a Continental Army officer who fought in the Revolutionary War and who later became Quartermaster General of the US Army.
Initially acquired as an Army transport, the ship was soon acquired by the Navy and reclassified an attack transport for the duration of the war, then returned to the Army and redesignated USNS James O'Hara. In the 1950s she was reacquired once again by the Navy and reclassified, serving as USS James O'Hara (T-AP-179) until her final decommissioning.
The ship was laid down for the Army under Maritime Commission contract by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation, Tacoma, Washington, 16 June 1941; launched 30 December 1941; and delivered to the Army 30 November 1942.
Bernice Hayward Additon and John Alexander "Jack" Giberson were married on 24 June 1929 in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). John age 21and Bernice age 17 when married. They were divorced on 7 June 1937 in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). John Alexander "Jack" Giberson, son of Guy Giberson and Laura Beatrice Alexander, was born on 28 June 1907 in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin). Found his birth certificate...Dr. Small delivered... age 22 in 1930. He lived in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1910. Age 2 in 1910. He lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) on 24 June 1929. In 1930 Jack was an auto mechanic in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). He lived in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1930. He lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) on 7 June 1937. Jack lived on Allen Avenue in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1940. In 1940 he was a private car driver in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). He served in the military between 1942 and 1945 in South Pacific. Sea Bee Jack served in the military sailing aboard the U.S.S. General George O. Squires on 27 December 1943 in San Francisco, California (San Francisco). From Wikipedia: "USS General G. O. Squier (AP-130) was the lead ship of her class of transport ship for the U.S. Navy in World War II. Decommissioned in 1946, she was sold privately in 1965 and renamed SS Pennmar, and was eventually scrapped."
Jack's service number was 823 06 14, his rating was S2c. He lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) on 22 March 1950. He died on 12 December 1983 at the age of 76 in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). Certificate Number: 8310709 , Town of Death: Lewiston - Age at Death: 76 Years Jack was buried on 14 December 1983 in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Maine. He was 1/2 Scottish, 1/4 Dutch, 1/4 English. I found my Grandfather's name John A. Giberson on 3rd wife's family stone at Mt. Auburn Cemetery - lot 931 on "Glen Drive". Name of marker is DUNTON. - Mike Walton 11/16/1998.
Bernice Hayward Additon-15 and John Alexander "Jack" Giberson-14 had the following children:
| Virginia Additon (Gini) Giberson was born on 21 December 1930 in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). She lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1940. She was adopted in 1946 in West Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). Written on birth certificate by her mother - adopted by Wilbert Hammond Fifield. Virginia lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in March 1951. In 1951 she was a silver counselor in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). She lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in November 1951. Virginia lived in Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles) in April 1955. She lived on the Gibb's Mill road in Livermore, Maine between 1959 and 1962. She lived 3410 Lemon Street in Pahrump, Nevada (Nye) between 2000 and 2004. Virginia died on 8 January 2004 at the age of 73 in Pahrump, Nevada (Nye). She was buried on 5 June 2005 in Lane Cemetery, Poland, Maine (Androscoggin). Some ashes buried here - marker says Virginia Additon Giberson. Buried in the family plot with and near her grandparents, and other relatives. A very hot Sunday - 111 degrees on the car thermometer - 95 degrees ambient air temp. A traditional Pipe Ceremony was done for her by her son Michael Walton, aka Nitamabidhamaiwimen. In attendance were her Aunt Edith Norris, her sister Margaret and her sister's husband Fred Bragdon. Mike's wife Soft Spoken Decker was also there assisting in the ceremony. Mother is free and unfettered - we put the ashes in the dirt - no bags or boxes to hold her down.|
Mom's request was to be scattered in the mountains of California. I also wanted a gravestone and some remains to place in the cemetery where generations of our family was buried back In Poland, Maine.
In Las Vegas my brother Rick and I mixed her ashes with a former boyfriends at her request and then split the ashes in half. When we were done I placed my half in the trunk of my rental car. As I walked away to talk to Rick the container with her ashes came out of the trunk and landed on the ground. You explain it as I cannot. I told Rick I guessed Mom did not want to ride in the trunk so I picked up the container and placed her on the front seat and seat belted her in.
A year later the people listed for the funeral ceremony were all walking to the site in the small cemetery. The ashes I had were in a plastic bag inside a black plastic box with a snap lid that you had to really work at to open. I had the box under my arm. A audible pop was heard and the bag with her ashes was on the ground. I picked the remains up and told Mom she was going to be buried here whether she liked it or not. Five generations are currently resting at the Lane Cemetery. She was 1/2048 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from mother. Virginia had Social Security Number 007-26-9808. Virginia Additon Giberson, also known as Fifield, Walton, Grady, Hooper, Donato, and finally as Segedi. Legally changed her name to Gini Segedi.
From the Las Vegas Review Journal:
Published January 16, 2004.
Gini Segedi, born Dec. 21, 1930 in Auburn, Maine, passed away Jan. 8, 2004 at home in Pahrump. She was 73. She was a bookseller in San Diego and Las Vegas. She was an active 10 meter Ham radio operator with many awards and certificates. She also had been a police records clerk in Tucson, Ariz. She is survived by her mother, Bonnie Fifield of Auburn, Maine; aunt, Edith Norris of Auburn, Maine; three sons, Michael William Walton and his wife Soft Spoken, Jack Lawrence Hooper and his wife, Erin and Rick Hooper and his wife Christy Shalitta. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held.
From the Las Vegas Review Journal:
Date: January 16, 2004
From: Bob Coffin
City/State: Las Vegas
Gini was a friend and a colleague in the book selling business. I knew her from her first days in Las Vegas more than 20 years ago when she and her husband set up a store selling fine books on many subjects. Gini was an expert in many fields of book selling and any other subject you wished to discuss. In other words, Gini was able to offer an opinion on anything and anybody and her opinions were strong. Gini could see right through a phony and had no problem pointing out deceptions in the book trade. Several of her colleagues were taken to task when she felt they were not accurately describing their wares or were overstating their prices. No one could escape her straight shooting approach, and, you could always count on getting good product at a fair price from her. The book selling community misses her acerbic wit and her skills. We have missed her active participation in recent years as illness took its toll. We will now miss her more than ever. Bob Coffin
|Margaret Barker was born in 1937. She was part Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from mother.|
Bernice Hayward Additon and Wilbert Hammond "Willey" Fifield were married on 5 February 1939 in Milford, New Hampshire (Hillsborough). They were divorced in January 1953. Wilbert Hammond "Willey" Fifield, son of Clarence O. Fifield and Charlena C. Tyler, was born on 30 March 1913 in Augusta, Maine (Kennebec). He lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1920. He was educated as a Freshman in 1928 at Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). Willey lived with his mother and step-father Sidney Tilton in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1930. He was educated as a Freshman in 1933 at University of Maine in Orono, Maine (Penobscot). He lived in Milford, New Hampshire (Hillsborough) in February 1939. Willey lived with his wife Bernice Hayward Additon ans step-daughter Virginia Giberson in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1940. In 1940 he was a public works contractor in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). He lived as a City Engineer in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1942. Willey enlisted in the military on 31 July 1942 in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) He served in the military on the U. S. S. Henderson, headed to Guadalcanal on 14 August 1943 in the United States Navy. Wilbert's service number was 208 66 43, his rank was CCM(AA) V6. He served in the military on the U. S. S. Henderson, headed to Guadalcanal on 22 August 1943 in the United States Navy. Willey lived at 3825 Edinburgh Rd in Columbia, South Carolina in 1986. Name was listed as Willard H. in 1920, as Willey H. in 1930. On his marriage to Bernice his parents are listed as Sidney D. Tilton (step-father) and Charlena C. Tyler. His name through high school years was listed as WILBERT Hammond Fifield.
Bernice Hayward Additon and Frank Orren Rideout were married on 8 March 1953 in Turner, Maine (Androscoggin). Lawrence W. Hathorne, Clergyman, Auburn Maine They were divorced on 9 December 1958. Frank Orren Rideout, son of Orren W. Rideout and Jennie W. Moore, was born in 1908/9 in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). He lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1920. On 6 March 1953 he was a Salesman. WLAM Radio Station Frank lived in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) on 8 March 1953. He died on 2 March 1973 at the age of 64 in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin). Cert # 7301780 - age 65