Brownville Historical Society auctioning signed railway book

Submitted by Seth Barden on November 7, 2019 - 7:09pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • November 5, 2019

BROWNVILLE — The Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society has been selling Ken Hatchette’s book “More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop: The Canadian Pacific Railway’s Brownville Division 1886 to 1963” for three years now. In total society members have ordered 250 books and now all but one of them has been sold.

The one book left has been signed by the author. Members have decided to auction the final, signed book this fall. The original purchase price of this book is $25. They are hoping to raise some money for the historical society with this project to fund other projects and needs at the Parish House Museum. While a different version of the book is available through the historical society or on Amazon, members do not expect that this original version will be reprinted.

The auction is now open and the book will be given to the highest bid placed by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30. You can place a bid by sending an email to brownvillehistorical@TRCMaine.org. Please be sure to include your name, mailing address and phone number along with your bid.

Fore more information, please contact the historical society through the email address above or call Susan at 965-8070.


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Submitted by Susan Worcester on November 5, 2019 - 12:08pm

The Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society has been selling  Ken Hatchette’s book More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop: The Canadian Pacific Railway’s Brownville Division  1886 to 1963 for three years now. In total we have ordered 250 books and now all but one of them has been sold! The one book left has been signed by the author. The Historical Society has decided to auction the final, signed book this fall. The original purchase price of this book is $25. We are hoping to raise some money for the Historical Society with this project to fund other projects and needs at the Parish House Museum. While a different version of the book is available through the historical society or on Amazon, we do not expect that this original version will be reprinted. 

The auction is now open….and the book will be given to the highest bid placed by 5pm on November 30th. You can place a bid by sending an email to brownvillehistorical@TRCMaine.org. Please be sure to include your name, mailing address and phone number along with your bid.

 

FMI - contact the historical society through the email address above or call Susan at 965-8070.

 

 

 


Obituary of C. Edwin Treworgy

Submitted by Seth Barden on November 3, 2019 - 11:18pm

Milo - Charles Edwin Treworgy, 90, passed away on October 29th at home in Milo.  Edwin was born to Edna (Hamlin) and Lloyd Treworgy in Summit New Jersey on March 29, 1929. 

Edwin went to school at Milo High School (Class of 1946) and the University of Maine, graduating with a degree in Business Administration.  Edwin married Phyllis Dean of Milo in 1948. He worked at Brown and Sharp in Providence, Rhode Island, and at Sylvania in Waldoboro, Maine as a Manufacturing Engineer. In the early 1960’s he and Phyllis returned to Milo to run the Milo Greenhouse and soon embarked on teaching careers at Milo High School and Penquis Valley High School as English teachers while raising their family.

Edwin was preceded in death by his beloved first wife, Phyllis, who passed in 1984. He found a new love with Ethelyn Gerrish Lord, originally of Dover-Foxcroft and they married on Nov 29th 1986 and combined their families. Ethelyn and Edwin were devoted to teaching until their retirement.

Edwin and Ethelyn spent their very busy retirement consumed by community projects independently as well as with the Kiwanis club of Milo where he served as a member and as president.  He valued serving others above all, and no work ever seemed too big or too small for his attention.  He always had time for people who wanted counseling or advice, or just support and love, which came from a bottomless well.  He was proud of the work they did on the Milo Town Hall Performance Center renovation, Maine Community Foundation Piscataquis County, and many other activities and organizations helping communities and individuals in central Maine.   Many in the Milo area fondly remember his powerful baritone singing voice as a soloist at weddings, funerals, church services and many holiday celebrations.  He directed choirs at his local churches, as well as memorable Christmas Cantatas during the 60’s and 70’s that drew together voices from all church denominations in the area in joy.  Edwin loved woodworking, building cradles and furniture for family that will be cherished forever.  He especially loved making children’s toys, and donated thousands of hours of his time making toys for fundraisers.  He was on the Board for the Little Red Schoolhouse and particularly loved making toys for their fundraisers in Dover-Foxcroft. 

Edwin was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Phyllis; his brother, Don Treworgy; and his daughter-in-law, Virginia Treworgy. 

He considered himself undeservedly lucky to be surrounded by such a loving and growing family.  He is survived by his wife, Ethelyn; sister, Lois Massar and husband Ken; brother, Alan Treworgy and wife Celia; and in-laws, Mary Turner, Tom and Roxy Gerrish, Vic and Marie Woodbury.  His surviving children and spouses are daughter, Jeanne and husband Brian Hamlin of Brownville; son, Robert and wife Cheryl Treworgy of Rutland, VT; son, Eric Treworgy and husband Karl Holmes of Surry; daughter,...

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