Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Horatio Southgate Hapworth 1832-1921 Henrietta Godfrey Nickerson 1844-1878

Horatio Southgate Hapworth
Born 19 Dec 1832 Mariaville, Hancock, Maine
Parents: William Hapworth Jr and Lucetta Grover
Occupation: Cooper (build barrels) in Amherst, Maine at Ferris and Webb house 158 Essex working with Joseph C Hapworth (cousin)
Married 1) Henrietta Godfrey Nickerson 30 Jun 1861
Note: the intention of their marriage can be found in the Amherst Vital Records (old book) dated 22 June 1861. This is like purchasing a marriage license today. Her middle initial was incorrectly given as C in the record
2) Ella M Kennerson 16 Nov 1884 Eddington, Penobscot, Maine
Note: Intention of marriage 4 Nov 1884
Died 21 May 1921 East Eddington, Penobscot, Maine
Horatio and both wives on headstone
Buried:  Pine Tree Cemetery
Occupation: Maine Business Register and Business Directory (1856) page 203 as well as Greenough & Co.'s directory, Issue 9 page 88 (1882)
Marriage to Henrietta: Maine Marriages 1771-1907 Film 11949 Batch M52218-2
Marriage to Ella: Maine Marriages 1771-1907 Film 10848 Batch M52167-1
1850 US Census in Amherst, Hancock, Maine (17y old) Film 443492 image 00409 line 16
1860 US Census in Amherst, Hancock, Maine (27y old) Image 00465 Film 803438 page 41
Note: his name spelled Horathio in record
1870 US Census in Maine (37y old)
Note: No middle initial given
1920 US Census in Penobscot, Maine (87y old) Sheet #1, Image 00243 Film 1820646 His wife, Ella is still alive at this point. Note: His name is spelled Horatis in Census record
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Family Group Sheet provided by J. Fuller

Henrietta holding Maud
Henrietta Godfrey Nickerson
Born 24 Apr 1844 Holden, Penobscot, Maine
Parents: Isaiah Nickerson and Mary Ann Orcutt
Died Oct 1878 East Eddington, Penobscot, Maine
Birth: Maine Births and Christenings 1739-1900 Film 11034 Batch C52177-1
1850 US Census for Brewer, Penobscot, Maine (6y old) Film 443501 Line 35 image 00398
Note: Her name is spelled Henriette in record
1860 US Census for Holden, Penboscot, Maine (16y old) Film 803445 Page 54 Image 60
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A picture taken in East Eddington, Maine in 1915: 
Horatio in chair, Georgia his 23 year old granddaughter standing, Ella, his second wife, sitting; and unidentified little girl in front. Horatio and Ellen were known as "Grampie and Grammie Happy"

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Back:  Maud, Horatio (their father)
Front:  Horatio and Horace

Maud Faustina Hapworth
*Maud Faustina Hapworth
Born 19 Jun 1868 Holden, Penobscot, Maine
Married William Lois Small 16 Jan 1887 Eddington, Penobscot, Maine
Children:  Howard, Georgia, adopted son Walter
Died 12 May 1943 Bangor, Penobscot, Maine
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Bucksport, Hancock, Maine
1870 US Census for Maine (2y old)
Note: no middle initial given
Marriage: Maine Marriages 1771-1907 Film 10848 Batch M52167-1
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Her granddaughter, Bessie

Horace William Hapworth
Horace William Hapworth
Born 25 Jun 1870 Eddington, Penobscot, Maine
Married Katherine Ann (Kate) Smith 27 Jan 1892 Eddington, Penobscot, Maine (Divorced)
Children: Eliza
Horace is showing in the 1880 US Census as the 'adopted' son of Harvey and Ellen Thompson in Dedham, Hancock, Maine. He was 10 years old. His mother had died two years before. I did not find his father anywhere in the 1880 US Census, though he was in the census before.
Died 30 May 1924 Howe, Butte, Idaho
Buried Salmon City Cemetery, Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho
Plot: K-071-04
1880 US Census for Maine
Marriage: Maine Marriages 1771-1907 Film 10848 Batch M52167-1
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Reverend Horation Nelson Hapworth and wife
(Reverend) Horatio (Happy) Nelson Hapworth
Born 5 Jan 1874 Eddington, Penobscot, Maine
Married 1) Vina Lizzie Fickett about 1901
Children: Anna (Faustena), Carl, Pearl, Louisa, Charles, Gladys
2) Bertha Gordon
Military: Age 23: Was on special duty at 2nd Division 3rd Corp Hospital from 31 Jul to 16 Aug 1898. Rank: Private Perhaps he was there as a chaplain?
Died Aug 1957 Mechanic Falls, Androscoggin, Maine
Newspaper: Lewiston Daily Sun 10 Aug 1946 page 11 mentions Advent Christian Camp Meeting. It appears that it lasted at least from Wednesday-Sunday and several things took place. On that Thursday when the annual business meeting took place, Reverend Horatio (of Mechanic Falls) was elected to be of the New England school of Theology. link:,3484053
Military: Annual report by Maine Adjutant General's office, Appendix, page 121 and page 25
His first wife, Vina's, obituary
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