Fourth Generation


14. James Edwin Bickford 1st40,48,95,96,97 was born in November 1853 in Westbrook, Maine (Cumberland).40,48,95,96,98 He lived in Westbrook, Maine (Cumberland) in 1860.98 He lived in Westbrook, Maine (Cumberland) in 1870.95 In 1880 James was a worker in a silver mine in Lebanon, Maine (York).96 He lived with his wife at his brother-in-law David's home in Lebanon, Maine (York) in 1880.96 He lived in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) in November 1889.97 James lived in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) in 1900.48 In 1900 he was a fisherman in Portland, Maine (Cumberland).48 He lived with his daughter Eva Leighton's family in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) in 1940.40 James died after 1940 at the age of 87. James supposedly died 26 Oct 1902 but he was on the 1940 census living with his daughter and son-in-law. He is listed as father-in-law to George Leighton, his daughter Eva Bickford married George Leighton. Marriage of daughter Eva L. Bickford lists James as her father. James is listed as having died in 1902. He is alive and well in 1940, living with his daughter's family, George Leighton. Eva Lowie Bickford was his daughter. He is listed as father-in-law, but he has gotten younger by a lot. Born 1877 as opposed to his original of 1853. Eunice Verrill and James Edwin Bickford 1st47,48,97 had marriage banns published on 2 November 1889 in Portland, Maine (Cumberland).48,96,97 They48,96,97 were married on 11 November 1889 in Portland, Maine (Cumberland).41,48,97 Listed as widowed in 1930.

15. Eunice Verrill48,96,97,99,100,101,102,103,104 was born in October 1849 in prob. Turner, Maine (Androscoggin).4,13,41,100,105,106,107 She lived in Turner, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1850.96,107 She lived with her parents in Danville, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1860.100 Eunice lived moved in with James Bickford in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) on 23 November 1878. She lived with her husband at her brother David's home in Lebanon, Maine (York) in 1880.96 She lived in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) in 1900.48 Eunice lived with her son-in-law George F. Leighton in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) on 20 January 1920.16 Living with her son-in-law George Leighton. She lived with her son-in-law George Leighton's family in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) on 18 April 1930.41 Living with her son-in-law George Leighton. She died in 1935 at the age of 86 in Portland, Maine (Cumberland).4,13 Eunice was buried after 1935 in Forest City Cemetery, Portland, Maine (Cumberland).13 She has Ancestral File Number LDHH-G6W. Eleven children were born to Eunice by 1900 - 7 were still living, three of those at home. She was married to James Bickford for 21 years in Portland. Marriage of daughter Eva L. Bickford lists Eunice as her mother.

James Edwin Bickford
Hello again, I went to talk to our family genealogist. He has been doing this for the last 20 years. He told me that in the state archives he found the divorce for James & Eunice McGowan. James was the one who filed for the divorce. In those papers James declared that Eunice left him in the middle of the night on 11-23-1878. to take up with a man name James Bickford. He stated that they were having an affair and this is the reason that he was asking for the divorce. He all so stated that they had four children as a result of this union and name them, Cora, William, Maude, and Lester. It is also stated in the paperwork that the sheriff had been looking for Eunice for close to a year, to serve the papers. James was granted his divorce in Jan. 1881. He also told me that in 1880 census Eunice was living with her brother, along James, Maude, Lester and a baby James. I hope helps clear up any confusion that we seem to have in our family line. I'm glad to hear that your wife and I are cousins. No matter the line. Katy (Brown) Osgood

Children were:

i.

James Edwin Bickford48,96,108,109 was born on 15 January 1880 in Acton, Maine (York).13,16,48,96,109 He lived with his mother and step-father at his uncle David Verrill's home, and listed as son of #10 on the census in Lebanon, Maine (York) in June 1880.96 He lived in Bangor, Maine (Penobscot) on 14 September 1892.14 James lived in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) in 1900.48 He lived in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) on 20 January 1920.16 He died on 5 March 1951 at the age of 71 in Portland, Maine (Cumberland).4,13,109 James was buried after 5 March 1951 in Forest City Cemetery, Portland, Maine (Cumberland).13,109 He was also known as James E. [Bickford] McGowan or McGower 2nd.13,109

ii.

Herbert R. Bickford48 was born in July 1883 in Portland, Maine (Cumberland).4,13,48 He lived in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) in 1900.48 In 1900 he was a "chore boy" on a steamer in Portland, Maine (Cumberland).48 Herbert lived in Portland, Maine (Cumberland) in 1903.14 He died in 1949 at the age of 66.4,13 He was buried after 1949 in Forest City Cemetery, Portland, Maine (Cumberland).13

iii.

Ethel Bickford was born on 15 August 1888 in Portland, Maine (Cumberland).5 She died on 28 September 1889 at the age of 1 in Portland, Maine (Cumberland).15

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iv.

Eva (Evie) Lowie Bickford-170.