Person:Abigail Lovering (1)

Abigail Flagg Lovering
b.29 JUL 1803 Maine, United States
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Name Abigail Flagg Lovering
Gender Female
Birth[1] 29 JUL 1803 Maine, United States
Marriage 29 NOV 1821 Otisfield, Cumberland, MEto William Wardwell
Death[1] 11 JAN 1892 Oxford, Oxford, Maine, United States
Burial? Oxford, Maine, United StatesPine Grove Cemetery, county not specified

"Grandma Lovering" was for many years a member of the Wardwell family. During the ministry of the Reverend Mr. Lockwood at the First Church, a large congregation assembled at her home to hear her profession of faith and admit her to christian fellowship, she then being a centenarian. By special invitation of the Trustees, she visited the State Fair at Portland, only a short time before her death, where her receptions and exhibition of the ancient way of spinning flax, attracted many visitors. She lived about one hundred and two years. -Annals of Oxford, Maine

Oxford Maine Democrat Sept. 9, 1874: "Mrs. Abigail Lovering, mother-in-law of William Wardwell reached her 69th birthday September 1. Mrs. Lovering is able to sit up most of the time, and does a great deal of knitting besides walking about the house without any assistance."

Oxford Maine Democrat Jan. 19, 1892: "Died in Oxford, January 14, Abigail, widow of William Wardwell aged 88 years. Mrs. Abigall, widow of Wm. Wardwell, died at the house of her son, C. T. Wardwell, of grippe, Monday, January 11th, aged 88 years."

Living with son William at 1870 Census, with son Cyrus at 1880 Census

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