Preble Cemetery
Cranberry Isles, Hancock County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com


(updated 23 July 2011)





Location. Great Cranberry.

Directions. From the town dock, walk straight ahead on the paved road. Soon the road curves to the left and then generally runs straight and is relatively level. Just as the road begins to rise, there is a tennis court on the right. Turn right onto a gravel road immediately after the tennis court. In less than 150 feet a path on the left leads to the cemetery.

History.

Notes. The cemetery is enclosed by a white picket fence that painted in 1999(?). A few stones, some of which are broken, are laying on the ground.

Names and dates on gravestones and other markers.
ALLEY
   Andrew E. (husb. of Clara [B. or A.]1) - b. 1894; d. 1968
   Clara [B. or A.]1 (wife of Andrew E.) - b. 1895; d. 1965
   Leroy L. (son of Andrew E. and Clara [B. or A.]1) - b. 29 January 1930; d. 9 September 1945
BEAL
   Barbara R. [wife of Clarence E.] - b. 1913; d. 1973
   Clarence E. [husb. of Barbara R.] - b. 1916; d. 1990
CAMPBELL
   [Dorothy - see MACFARLAN [sic]]
FEEKS
   Betsey (wife of Thomas [no stone]) - d. 15 August 1859 Æ 26 y.2
FERNALD [includes FURNALD]
   Amy (YOUNG; wife of Henry) - d. 23 January 1908 Æ 90 y., 11 m., 23 d.
   Henry (husb. of Amy (YOUNG)) - d. 20 November 18[8 or 9?]53 Æ 73 y., 2 m.
   Mary A. S. (dau. of Henry and Amy (YOUNG)) - d. 2[5?]3 [...]3,4 1854 Æ [20?]3 d.
GILLEY
   Henrietta G. (dau. of Justus W. and Thankful C. [no stone]) - d. 14 November 1857 Æ 17 y., 8 m., 5 d.
   Justus W. (husb. of Thankful C. [no stone]) - b. 26 February 1815; d. 19 January 1860
H.
   H. [footstone only]
HARDING
   Charles - d. 27 October 1883 Æ 63 y., 3 m.
   [...]3 - d. 27 July 1860, Africa, Æ 29 y.
LADD
   Rosa L. (wife of Lewis E. [no stone] and [Edward or Edwin]1 H. SPURLING) - b. 1865; d. 1920
MACFARLAN [sic]
   Dorothy (CAMPBELL) - b. 31 January 1894; d. 12 May 1985
MOORE
   Mary S. (wife of Joseph [no stone]) - b. 1808; d. 1840
PREBLE
   Abigail C. (wife of William P.) - d. 17 January 1874 Æ 65 y., 6 m., 14 d.
   Eber C. (son of William P. and Abigail C.) - d. 24 November 1853 Æ 1 y., 6 m., 22 d.
   Eber M. (son of William P. and Abigail C.) - d. 8 September 1856 Æ 1 y., 4 m., 6 d.
   Eva Florence (dau. of William H. and Elmenia T. [no stones]) - d. 30 July 1879 Æ 16 y., 5 d.
   Perley Russell (son of William H. and Elmenia T. [no stones]) - d. 17 December 1871 Æ 2 m., 13 d.
   William P. (husb. of Abigail C.) - d. 13 April 1905 Æ 94 y., 7 d.
RICE
   Caroline M. (wife of William R.) - b. 1828; d. 1910
   Chester M. (son of Wilbert A. and Ella C.) - b. 3 November 1886; d. 27 February 1908 Æ 21 y., 3 m., 24 d.; ("drowned")
   Ella C. (wife of Wilbert A.) - b. 1850; d. 1890
   Leslie M. [husb. of Nellie M.] - b. 1882; d. 1966
   Nellie M. [wife of Leslie M.] - b. 1889; d. 1971
   Samuel J. (son of William R. and Caroline M.) - d. 15 July 1860 Æ 4 y., 3 m., 15 d.
   Wilbert A. (husb. of Ella C.) - b. 1851; d. 1930
   William R. (husb. of Caroline M.) - b. 1816; d. 1889
ROSEBROOK
   Cora A. (wife of Gilbert H.) - b. 1867; d. 1954
   Eben C. (husb. of Sarah J.) - b. 19 December 1835; d. 2 April 1911
   Gilbert H. (husb. of Cora A.) - b. 1867; d. 1937
   Harley C. (son of Gilbert H. and Cora A.) - d. 22 September 1898 Æ 4 y., 8 m., 25 d.
   Jennie I. (dau. of Gilbert H. and Cora A.) - d. 28 September 1898 Æ 6 y., 3 m., 23 d.
   Mildred V. (dau. of Gilbert H. and Cora A.) - d. 29 September 1898 Æ 3 y., 18 d.
   Sarah J. (wife of Eben C.) - b. 1 August 1841; d. 20 July 1916
SPURLING
   [Edward or Edwin]1 H. (Capt.; husb. of Rosa L. [who later or earlier married Lewis E. LADD [no stone] (q.v.)]) - d. 6 June 1895 Æ 32 y., 7 m.
   Enoch (Capt.; husb. of Mary S.) - d. 9 November 1890 Æ 78 y., 2 m.
   Frances E. (STEELE; wife of Josiah Y.) - b. 1847; d. 1913
   [Georgian[n]a1 - see STOVER]
   Harvey Preble (son of Benjamin H. and Frances A. [no stones]) - d. 9 August 1877 Æ 19 d.
   Josiah Y. (husb. of Frances E. (STEELE)) - b. 1844; d. 1915
   Lucy A. (wife of Robert) - d. 29 November 1872 Æ 45 y., 1 m., 25 d.
   Mary S. (wife of Capt. Enoch) - d. 27 December 1885 Æ 73 y., 1 m., 24 d.
   Nahum Y. - b. 28 May 1837; d. 26 July 1890
   Robert (husb. of Lucy A.) - d. 5 October 1881 Æ 66 y., 7 m., 22 d.
   [Rosa L. - see LADD]
   Smith C. - d. 9 February 1879 Æ 27 y., 1 m., 15 d.
   Smith C. (Capt.) - d. 15 March 1859 Æ 34 y., 4 m., 2 d.; ("drowned")
STANLEY
   Abigail C. (wife of Thomas M.) - d. 28 July 1860 Æ 22 y., 10 m.
   Daniel K. (husb. of Hannah S. and Philena J.) - d. 24 March 1920 Æ 84 y., 11 m.
   Hannah S. (wife of Daniel K.) - b. 1840; d. 1856
   Mary H. (wife of Thomas M.) - b. 1843; d. 1927
   Philena J. (wife of Daniel K.) - b. 1849; d. 1934
   Thomas M. (husb. of Abigail C. and Mary H.) - b. 1827; d. 1913
STEELE
   Elmira G. [wife of John B.] - b. 1845; d. 1922
   [Frances E. - see SPURLING]
   George F. - b. 1884; d. 1905
   Irving A. - b. 1861; d. 1881
   John B. [husb. of Elmira G.] - b. 1837; d. 1903
   John B. Jr. - b. 1880; d. 1911
STOVER
   Georgian[n]a1 (SPURLING; wife of Samuel C.) - b. 1849; d. 1917
   infant (dau. of Samuel C. and Georgian[n]a1 (SPURLING)) - d. 18 March 1870 Æ 3 d.
   Samuel C. (husb. of Georgian[n]a1 (SPURLING)) - b. 1849; d. 1912
WEDGE
   Charlie S. (son of Edward and Rosinda P. "Rose") - d. 6 April 1895 Æ 6 m.
   Edward (husb. of Rosinda P. "Rose") - b. 1855; d. 1930
   infant (child of Edward and Rosinda P. "Rose") - [b. and?] d. 9 November 1899
   Leslie (child of Edward and Rosinda P. "Rose") - d. 10 October 1901 Æ [not given]
   Rosinda P. "Rose" (wife of Edward) - b. 1862; d. 1961
YOUNG
   [Amy - see FERNALD]
   Josiah (husb. of Roxana) - d. 16 April 1864 Æ 74 y., 11 m., 28 d.
   Roxana (wife of Josiah) - d. 10 June 1865 Æ 70 y., 2 m., 3 d.

Notes:
   1Different on different stones.
   2Remainder of stone is in concrete, thereby obscuring any further information it may contain.
   3Stone worn, cracked, and/or broken.
   4Three letters in month or in its abbreviation.



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