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Garey, Otis T.
(1833-1919) Oldest member of Pavilion Church, he and wife die on same day. Obit BWJ 04/04/1919, p.7 c.5.

Galland, Joseph S.
(1883-1947) Home at 31 High Street. Biddeford High School class of 1902. Teacher of language in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Author of french textbook, received Croix de Guerre for war service (BWJ 03/04/1921, p.1 c.2). Died in 1947, obit BDJ 11/29/1947, p.2 c.2. Served in the Intelligence branch of the U.S. Army in World War I. Entered in “Who’s Who in America” in 1934.

Garland, James G.
(1827-1909) Invented automatic humidifier in 1881 which allowed people to work in hot mill buildings. See Hendrickson’s Quiet Presence, p.65. Obit BDJ 06/14/1909, p.8 c.2-3. Leaves $1000 to Second Congregational Church, Biddeford, and $500 to improve Clifford Park. BWJ 06/18/1909, p.7 c.7.

Garland, Mrs. James G.
(1836-1900) Daughter of George H. Adams, and first classical graduate of Biddeford High School. Obit BWJ 12/07/1900, p.7 c.4.

Gay, Robert Henry
(1865-1962) Watch-maker/repairer, who lived in Waterville during the winter and at the old family farm at Jordan Point (Biddeford Pool) during the summers. Hobbyist photographer, he took hundreds of pictures throughout the years of Biddeford and Biddeford Pool, as well as some other areas, later donating the images and negatives to McArthur Public Library. “Celebrates 94th birthday” (BDJ 08/27/1959, p.1; same article located in Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.81). Obit BDJ 01/22/1962, p.2 c.2.

Gay, Sarah E.
(1826-1913) Home at 303 Pool Road. Born Sarah E. Jordan, daughter of Rishworth & Kezia Hill Jordan. Mother of Robert Henry Gay, and wife of Reverend Joshua S. Gay. Obit BDJ 01/25/1913, p.6 c.2.

Gendron, Joseph Philias
(1859-1942) Born in St. Rosalie, Quebec. Came to Biddeford with family in 1877 at age 18. Married in Biddeford in 1880. Obit BDJ 01/05/1942, p.1 c.6-7 & p.7 c.4-5.

Gibbs, George K.
Worked at the Pepperell Mills for 60 years. Superintendent for 38 years (1881-1919); started first wide sheeting looms in the United States in mill building #3. Obit BWJ 01/24/1919, p.8 c.3-6.

Giguere, Aime (Reverend)
Pastor of St. Andre’s Catholic Church; photograph with aides when new. BJ 09/10/1951, p.1.

Gilman, Albert H.
(1829-1911) Home at 365 Main Street, Saco. Ran Gilman Machine Works, founded 1872, on Mechanic Street. Retired in 1904. Obit BDJ 04/21/1911, p.7 c.1-2.

Gillpatrick, Benjamin (Captain)
Died 03/29/1819. From Samuel Merrill Diary, p.79.

Gillpatrick, Mary
Wife of Capt. Benjamin Gillpatrick. Died 12/29/1840. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.163.

Gillpatrick, William
Deceased on 03/07/1807, of Biddeford. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.12.

Gilpatric, Guy
Nephew to Mrs. Enoch Lowell of Saco.

Gilpatrick, Christopher C.
(1860-1921) Home at 9 West Myrtle Street. Son of Capt. Seth Gilpatrick, born in Biddeford. Obit BWJ 01/07/1921, p.8 c.6.

Gilpatrick, John K.
Death notice of John K. Gilpatrick of Biddeford, age 61. U & J 10/02/1857, p.3 c.3.

Gilpatrick, Samuel (Captain)
(1814-1885) Born on Pool Road. Career and ships commanded listed in obituary, BWJ 06/26/1885, p.3 c.2.

Gilpatrick, Samuel C.
(1838-1921) Born in Biddeford, father of Walter J. Gilpatrick of Saco. Obit BWJ 05/20/1921, p.8 c.2.

Gilpatrick, William (Captain)
(1820-1907) Home on Pool Road. Went to sea at the age of 10; died in Pool Road house in which he was born. Obit BWJ 10/18/1907, p.1 c.4.

Ginnelly, Dorothy (Dudley)
(1902-1979) Born in Biddeford; graduated Biddeford High School (1921) and Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Apprenticed at Newark Museum, NJ. Registrar at Museum of Modern Art in New York City for 30 years. Retired in 1967, and moved back to Biddeford where she served as Curator-Registrar of Biddeford Historical Society until her death. See also: New Yorker magazine, “The Talk of the Town: Picassos”, June 15, 1957. “NY museum’s loss historical society’s gain”, BJ 2/1/1977, p.2. “Museum Registrar wins award”, BJ 10/31/1978, p.1 c.3. Obit BJ 01/30/1979, p.2 c.2; Maine Sunday Telegram 01/28/79, p.2.

Girouard, Eli
Tailor who worked in the Crystal Arcade building. Had a sign outside of a pumpkin with a large ram, the French symbol for “tailor”. He was a small man, and a favorite member of the York County Wheelmen. (Memory of Biddeford resident Vaughn Dennett).

Glassman, Harry P.
“Justice Glassman dead at 53”: JT 05/15/1981, p.2 c.2.

Goldsbrough, Jeremiah
Born 1819. Life sketch in York County History p.209. Obit BWJ 06/21/1895, p.3 c.2.

*Note* There is some disagreement as to correct spelling of “Goldthwait” or “Goldthwaite”; therefore all persons with this family name are shown as “Goldthwait/e”. –McArthur Library

Goldthwait/e, Alexander
Died in Biddeford 12/02/1844, age not given. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.186.

Goldthwait/e, Charles
(1838-1907) Home at Fort Hill; began career as pilot in 1872. Brother to Capt. Harrison Goldthwait. Obit 11/13/1907, p.8 c.3.

Goldthwait/e, Daniel
(1829-1902) Son of Tristram (d.1887). Born in old Goldthwait/e homestead on Fort Hill. Commanded steamers “Augusta” and “S. E. Spring”. Pilot on Saco River all his life, never went to sea. During the Civil War was in business in the South with T. K. Lane. His brother was Tristram Junior. Obit BWJ 07/04/1902, p.8 c.4. Member of School Committee (PHOTOGRAPH), from Souvenir of the Biddeford Public Schools (1901).

Goldthwait/e, Ervin F.
(1857-1919) Home at 534 Pool Road. Obit BWJ 05/02/1919, p.8 c.7.

Goldthwait/e, Fred Ophar
(1872-1923) Postmaster at Biddeford Pool. Son of John Fred and Mary Falker Goldthwait/e. Father had grocery on Pool Road “just below the pump”. Obit BWJ 07/20/1923, p.1 c.5.

Goldthwait/e, Harrison (Captain)
(1842-1910) Lived at Fort Hill until 1908; harbormaster at Biddeford Pool. Son was Clarence Goldthwait/e; father was Capt. Tristram Goldthwait/e Sr. and mother was Mary Staples Goldthwait/e. Began as a pilot at age 16; commanded tug “Joe Baker” from 1883 to his death. Obit BWJ 04/22/1910, p.8 c.7.

Goldthwait/e, John B.
(1831-1914) Home at 526 Pool Road. Last of the old sea captains on Pool Road; he went to sea at age 14. Obit BDJ 10/15/1914, p.6 c.4.

Goldthwait/e, John Fred
(1840-1920) Followed the sea, then worked in Boston and Portland before returning to Biddeford and opening a grocery in Biddeford Pool. Also served deputy sheriff of York County and state Fish Warden. Married to Mary Falker, & father to Fred O. Goldthwait/e. Obit BWJ 10/08/1920, p.8 c.5. See also Bickford’s Local landmarks, p.22-3.

Goldthwait/e, Lauriston W.
(1833-1912) One of the last old-time river pilots before the advent of steam tugs. Born at Saco Ferry, lived at Biddeford Pool. Obit BDJ 05/13/1912, p.2 c.5.

Goldthwait/e, Philip
Revolutionary War soldier and first keeper of Wood Island Lighthouse in Biddeford Pool. Father of Tristram G. Goldthwait/e.

Goldthwait/e, Samuel
Died age 70. “Had resided in this city but a few years”: no mention of birthplace. Obit BWJ 03/09/1860, p.3 c.1.

Goldthwait/e, Tristram G.
Old pronunciation of name was “Trus Gooldthwite”. Son of Philip Goldthwait/e. Member of state legislature in 1838, 1839, & 1841. Inspector of Customs at Biddeford Pool from 1849-1853 under President Taylor. He died age “nearly 83” and having lived in his house for 55 years. Buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco; pallbearers (all aged men) included Capt. Waldo Hill, Capt. William Googins, Capt. Nathaniel Falker, and Thomas Carey. Obit BWJ 02/25/1887, p.3 c.5.

Goldthwait/e, Tristram Jr.
(1836-1904) Lived life at Biddeford Pool; was a river pilot until 1861. In coal business from 1877 (in 1895 handled 12,000 tons) until sold out to Biddeford & Saco Coal. Brother of Daniel. Known as the “War Eagle of Ward One”. Obit BWJ 10/14/1904, p.2 c.1.

Goldthwait/e, Tristram N. (Captain)
(1890-1959) Home at 517 Pool Road. Captain of tug “A. G. Prentiss” for 23 years. Son of Wilbur Goldthwait/e. Obit BDJ 02/12/1959,  p.2 c.2.

Goldthwait/e, W. F. (Captain)
(1832-1897) Home at Biddeford Pool. Captain of pleasure boat “Jennie B.” and friend of Joseph W. Smith. Obit BWJ 07/09/1897, p.1 c.5.

Goldthwait/e, William H.
Known as “Captain Bill”; died at Biddeford Pool age 49. U & J 06/29/1866, p.2 c.5.

Gooch, Woodbury G.
(1819-1892) Born in Kennebunk. Operated “Gooch & Haines” quarry on Granite Street for 40 years. Furnished stone for Boone Island Lighthouse. Obit BWJ 01/15/1892, p.3 c.2.

Gooch, James Woodbury
(1847-1921) Home at 56 Graham Street. Born in Biddeford, son of Woodbury G. Gooch. Obit BWJ 10/14/1921, p.8 c.6.

Goodale, Benjamin H.
Son of Stephen Goodale; died 04/12/1915. Obit BWJ 04/16/1915, p.6 c.7.

Goodale, Stephen L.
(1815-1897) Bought home on North Street in 1841. He was the first Secretary of Agriculture for Maine, serving from 1856-1873. Obit BWJ 11/12/1897, p.1 c.8.

Goodale, Walter T. (Doctor)
Deathe of Dr. Walter T. Goodale, Saco banker. See Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.123. Obit BDJ 02/02/1924.

Goodier, Benjamin
(b.1859) Chief of Biddeford Fire Department during the early 1900’s. Active in local organizations and politics. See Bickford’s Local landmarks, p.23-4.

Goodkowsky, Nehemiah
Born in Poland, came to the U. S. in 1883, and later to Biddeford. Began here as a peddler, became pawn-broker then got into real estate. Moved to Montreal, Quebec in 1912. Sketch of life prior to move to Canada: BDJ 05/22/1912, p.6 c.1.

Goodwin, Albert
Founder of the Pepperell Trust Company. Obit BWJ 02/15/1924, p.1 c.7.

Goodwin, Albert T.
Father of Miss Florence Goodwin. Obit BDJ 03/21/1911 p.8 c.5.

Goodwin, Alfred
(1836-1904) Son of Capt. Nathanial Goodwin. In quarry business on Pool Road for 42 years. Supplied granite for Portland Harbor forts. Obit BWJ 05/27/1904, p.7 c.1.

Goodwin, Amos (Captain)
(1836-1913) Died 06/27/1913. Obit BDJ 06/28/1913, p.7 c.3.

Goodwin, Charles E.
(1855-1923) Biddeford ex-mayor. Obit BWJ 01/26/1923, p.1 c.5.

Goodwin, Charles H.
(1828-1900) Home on Pool Road. Senior member of granite firm of C. H. & A. Goodwin. Obit BDJ 07/07/1900, p.5 c.1-2.

Goodwin, Florence A.
Teacher at Sullivan Street second primary school (PHOTOGRAPH), from Souvenir of the Biddeford Public Schools (1901).

Goodwin, Fred L.
(1860-1912) Former deputy marshal under Charles B. Harmon. Operated Biddeford Iron Foundry on Gooch Street. Obit 01/22/1913, p.8 c.4.

Goodwin, George B.
Newspaper man. Obit BWJ 06/10/1927, p.3 c.4.

Goodwin, George F.
(1848-1898) Obit BWJ 09/02/1898, p.8 c.4.

Goodwin, John Hartley
Home at 186 Alfred Street. Auctioneer; born in Saco but lived in Biddeford for many years. Died about age 65. Obit BWJ 09/15/1922, p.8 c.7.

Goodwin, John M.
(1822-1905) Home at 24 Birch Street, law office on Adams Street. Attorney. Obit BWJ 03/10/1905, p.11 c.1-4. Eulogized at York County Court House, Alfred (BWJ 05/05/1905, p.7 c.4-5).

Goodwin, Nathaniel (Captain)
Died 11/21/1843 aged 72. From Samuel Merrill diary.

Goodwin, Richard (Lieutenant)
Died with a consumptive complaint in his 55th year 08/11/1817. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.68.

Goodwin, Simon
Fell from a staging and died 11/05/1828. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.119.

Goodwin, Warren C.
(1828-1911) California Forty-niner. Obit BDJ 08/22/1911, p.5 c.1.

Googins, Fannie E.
Evening School teacher (PHOTOGRAPH), from Souvenir of the Biddeford Public Schools (1901).

Googins, Joseph
Death notice of Joseph Googins of Saco, aged 85. U & J 11/20/1857, p.3 c.3.

Gookins, William S. (Captain)
(1819-1900) Sea captain born at house near Boston & Maine Railroad station; died at Pool & High Streets. “Big man, 200 lbs.” Obit BWJ 12/21/1900, p.8 c.2.

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