Person:Fred Wardwell (1)

Fred D. Wardwell
Facts and Events
Name Fred D. Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] FEB 1864 Bucksport, Hancock, Maine
Occupation? Labor in Tannery in 1900, Tanner in 1920
Marriage 27 JUN 1893 Bucksport, Hancock, MEto Fannie Mae Bennett

Living in Bucksport with his family at 1900 census. 1920 census shows him married, but living without wife with brother George in Bucksport.

"Early yesterday morning a building, known as Spofford's farm house, on the outskirts of the village of Bucksport, belonging to Hon. Parker Spofford and occupied by Fred Wardwell, wife and baby, burned. Mr. Wardwell succeeded, with the help of the few first ones to arrive, in saving most of his furniture, but the buildings were entirely consumed; loss about $800." -Bangor Whig & Courier 04 February 1896

"Fred D. Wardwell arrived home one day to find his wife in bed with another man. She thereafter left with the man, leaving her three children in the house alone. The youngest of the children was a baby in the cradle. After the wife left with another man, they also had children. However, Fred and his wife never divorced because Fred was Catholic." -An account from his granddaughter Lillian Goss

The names of the 3 youngest children come from Lillian Goss.

  1. 1900 United States Census for Bucksport, Hancock, Maine; Roll: T623 592; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 44.