Born in Canada, & came to Biddeford in 1883. Worked in mills for 15 years, then restaurants for 9 years before getting into insurance and real estate. Partner in firm Renouf + Lachance. See Lawton’s Franco-Americans of Maine, p.155 [PICTURE].
Story of old gravestone dug up in Main Street cemetery, Biddeford, near White’s Wharf. Stone bore inscription “Thomas Ladd, 1790”. See BWJ 09/13/1907, p.1 c.5-6 (near bottom).
Lafayette, Marquis de
Recollections of grandson of Deacon Amos Chase, who at 9 with his father & uncle saw Lafayette. Also tells stories he’d heard of Deacon Amos Chase who at 99 greeted Lafayette during his 1825 visit. BWJ 10/27/1899, p.6 c.1-2.
(1840-1921) Had lived in Biddeford for more than 50 years. Obit BWJ 06/03/1921, p.8 c.7.
Landry, George A.
Born 1874 in Biddeford. Worked as a bookkeeper before opening a grocery on Alfred Street. Brother to Wilfrid Landry. See Lawton’s Franco-Americans of Maine, p.97 [PICTURE].
(1888-1960) Owned Landry pharmacy in Biddeford. Brother to George A. Landry. Cartoon sketch while mayor, appeared in 1938. Wife Pauline died 11/08/1940. His obit appeared in BDJ, 05/19/1960. See also Lawton’s Franco-Americans of Maine, p.173.
(1835-1913) Father of Gertrude Lane, later editor of Woman’s Home Companion. Piano and organ dealer in Saco, died at age 78. Obit BWJ 10/24/1913, p.8 c.5.
Lane, Gertrude B.
Editor of Woman’s Home Companion. Sketch of early life in Saco and portrait in BDJ 09/03/1936, c.1-3.
Lane, T. K.
Operated the Biddeford House [see U & J 07/29/1859, p.3 c.6], then purchased and ran the Ferry House at Ferry Beach in Saco. BWJ 08/29/1884, p.3 c.4.
Drowned, body recovered – BJ 05/27/1912. Obit BJ 05/31/1912.
Larochelle, Joseph R. (Doctor)
Celebrates fiftieth year of medical practice in Biddeford: BDJ 06/19/1957, p.1 c.1. See also Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.86.
Lassell, Israel (Captain)
Married Abigail Hill of Biddeford, about 1788-9. She died 10/30/1800. He married the widow Susannah Walker 02/24/1801. Daughter Olive (b.1789) married John Patten about 1807-8. Capt. Lassell was captured by either the French or British in the West Indies 07/12/1813. Died in May 1831. [From Samuel Merrill diary, pp.2,32,130.] Portraits of following family hung in house on Ferry Lane: Israel Lassell, John Patten, Horace Ward, John Patten Ward, James Sawyer Ward Sr. [BJ 08/27/1936, p.13 c.1-3.]
Lassell, Issabella (Isabella)
Daughter of John & Mary Lassell. Died 10/10/1837, aged 19 years. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery along side Moses Bradbury lot (slate headstone).
(1845-1936) Mother of Louis B. Lausier and widow of Antoine Lausier. Born in St. Aime, Canada, daughter of Francois & Amelie Theroux Cartier. Had 9 children, 3 surviving: Louis B., Joseph F. (Marblehead, MA), and Emma L. Pugsley. BDJ 10/01/1936, p.2 c.3.
Lausier, Louis B.
(1879-1962) Born in Biddeford and educated in public schools. Studied at Saint Anne College in Canada, then read law with Judge Haley of Biddeford for 4 years. Admitted to the bar in 1906. Long-time mayor of Biddeford, often known as “Papa” Lausier. Mayor through World War II. Powerful and controversial political regime. Died 01/14/1962; obit in BDJ 01/15/1962, p.1. See also Lawton’s Franco-Americans of Maine, p.173 [PICTURE].
Cast away at sea; news of his death 04/01/1827. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.112.
Leavitt, Edward H.
(1824-1907) Home at 40 Sullivan Street. Overseerof carding department of Laconia & Pepperell Mills for 35 years, from 1846 to 1881 when he retired. Obit BWJ 10/11/1907, p.8 c.5.
LeBlanc, Mrs. Francois
(1823-1908) Second oldest French resident dies at age of 85. Was next to come after Joseph Shevenell. Came to Biddeford in 1854. BWJ 12/25/1908, p.6 c.4.
Ledoux, Urbain J.
(1874-1941) Biddeford man, worked for consular service in Prague (BWJ 05/10/1907, p.7 c.1-2 and 07/21/1907, p.7 c.7). Sketch of activities in Biddeford and elsewhere, leading to his heading the Stepping Stone Mission in Bowery of New York (BWJ 04/11/1919, p.2 c.2). Personality sketch by Washington D.C. correspondent (BWJ 04/07/1922, p.3 c.7). Obituaries from New York Times and New York Herald Tribune in Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p. 22-3.
Lee, George Williams
“Hills Beach Hermit”, also known as “Bully Lee”. Came to Hills Beach about 1879, had lived in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Had been to sea and claimed to be about 83. Also claimed that his mother owned some of the land occupied by the Pepperell Mills. Obit BWJ 08/18/1899, p.7 c.3-4.
Died with consumption 05/21/1832. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.135.
(1780-1824) Died 07/.26/1824. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.97. Birth noted in Biddeford Town Records book 4, p.346a.
LeGallee, Cora C.
(1856-1916) Born Cora Estelle Craig in Keene, NH; parents came to Biddeford Pool to live in 1860. Married David Baker LeGallee of Boston; they met when he was visiting relatives at the Pool. Mother of Harry A. LeGallee. Obit BWJ (month?) 1916, p.8 c.3.
Moved from Little Falls to Pepperellborough 01/19/1801. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.2.
Leland, Joseph (Esquire)
Of Saco, died aged about 80 years 05/29/1839. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.149.
Leland, Joseph W.
Died in Saco, 09/07/1858, at age of 53. Maine Democrat (newspaper) 09/14/1958, p.2 c.1.
LeSieur, Arthur (Judge)
Obit JT 10/27/1977.
Biography, see JT 04/28/1982, p.1 c.1.
Special in-depth family history, appeared in Journal Tribune 100th anniversary issue: see Section B of paper for January 26, 1984.
Libby, George W.
(1842-1900) Born in Biddeford, the son of John and Mary (Carter) Libby. Died at 25 Graham Street on 07/09/1900. Obit BWJ 07/13/1900, p.8 c.4.
Libby, Joseph R.
Story of business career in Biddeford and later moved to Portland where he founded J. R. Libby Department Store (BWJ 09/28/1917, p.3 c.5-6). Obit see BWJ 11/09/1917, p.8 c.6-7 or BDJ 11/06/1917, p.8 c.2.
Of Saco, age 88. Had 13 children, 101 grandchildren, 129 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren. U & J 01/31/1851, p.3 c.3.
Libby, William F.
(1838-1918) Obit BWJ 12/27/1918, p.8 c.3.
[Voting in Biddeford]
1860: Lincoln 818, Douglas 605, scattering 53. Six out of 7 wards gave Lincoln clear majority and teh 7th ward was a tie.
1864: Lincoln carried wards 1, 3, 5; McClellan 2, 4, 6, 7. Total vote Lincoln 675, McClellan 703. High school boys vote: Lincoln 23, McClellan 8.
(1806-1864) 1857 Directory shows him as owner of Brass Foundry on Spring’s Island. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery near center gate. Obit Union & Jouirnal 12/24/1864, p.3 c.2.
Lindsay, Andrew J.
Crossed the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower II. Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.87.
Linehan, Timothy P. (Reverend)
(1847-1922) Priest for St. Mary’s Catholic Church 1890-1922. Sketch of life and celebration of 25 years as pastor of St. Mary’s parish, BJ 08/20/1915; SEE ALSO Biddeford Weekly Record 08/20/1915. Obit BWJ 03/03/1922, p.7 c.1-4. (See also obit for brother Colonel John C. Linehan of New Hampshire in BWJ 09/22/1905, p.1 c.3-4).
School committee (PHOTOGRAPH), from Souvenir of the Biddeford Public Schools (1901).
Littlefield, Gilman P.
(1838-1910) 55 years with Saco Water Power Company, Superintendent 1896-1910. Lived at 169 South Street. Obit BWJ 03/18/1910, p.8 c.5-7.
(1843-1925) Wealthy railroad builder from St. Paul, Minnesota (see Who Was Who in America 1897-1942). Built Livingston Estate at Fortune’s Rocks (see BDJ 02/19/1965, p.4 for history). [Photo coll.]
“Trouble with John L. Sullivan” (BDJ 05/14-16/1893); Active in Pepperell Mill strike (BDJ 06/11/1893).