Person:Lucy Stetson (1)

Lucy Studley Stetson
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Name Lucy Studley Stetson
Gender Female
Birth[1] 18 OCT 1808 Blue Hill, Hancock, ME
Marriage 1832 to William Reidhead Wardwell
Death[2] 2 JUN 1901 Penobscot, Hancock, ME

Daughter of Samuel Stetson of Blue Hill & Phoebe Parker of Leeds. Living with son Henry in Penobscot at 1880 Census. 1900 Census shows 9 children, 4 still living.

"Mrs. Lucy Stetson Wardwell, widow of William Reidhead Wardwell, died Sunday, June 2, at her home in North Bluehill, in her 94th year. Mrs. Wardwell was born in Bluehill, a daughter of Samuel & Phebe Wardwell (sic) and is the last of a family of 5. She was educated at the common schools of the place and at age 17 graduated from the Bluehill Academy, when she commenced teaching in Kennebec County. One of her first schools was in Augusta, where she had as pupils some of the best-known men of the State. She was married when 23 years old and went to Bluehill, where her married life was spent, and where she died. Of a family of nine children, four are living. One son, William, having died in Lewiston, Idaho, where he went in the forties. C.E. Wardwell, another son, died in Bay City, Michigan. Two other sons died at home, and the only daughter, Mrs. Belles Keyes, died at East Boston, Massachusetts. The other sons, X.F. Wardwell of Berlin, N.H., Ferdinand Wardwell and Joseph Wardwell of Ellsworth and Henry S., the youngest son, with whom she lived, were with her at the time of her death. Her husband passed away 23 years ago. Funeral Services were held at the late home Thursday afternoon, Rev. E. Bean of the Congregational Church conducting the same. The Flags were at half mast during the service and village schools closed. The floral pieces included many beautiful pieces from relatives and friends of the deceased. The internment to North Bluehill to live in the house in the family plot." -13 June 1901, Belfast Republican Journal

  1. Penobscot, Maine Vital Records.
  2. Penobscot, Maine Vital Records.