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Family History

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BC: Happy Father's Day 2011


1: My Parents

2: Doris Barbara McGibbon 1-9-1919 Housewife & Secretary of Chase-Hewett Co. | Curtis Herman Hewett 7-3-1916 Vice President of Chase-Hewett Co. | Alan Curtis Hewett 4-15-1940 Building Contractor | Herman Orrin Hewett 12-22-1876 Owner of Chase-Hewett Co. | Grace Churchill 7-2-1883 Housewife | Arthur Hazen McGibbon 2-20-1884 Superintendent of the Union Water Power Co. | Lois Lovena Bennett 12-18-1881 Housewife | Jerome D Hewett | Abbie Strickland | Marcelus Churchill | Zelynda Ditson | Harriet "Hattie" Jane Pennock | Horace Greenleaf Bennett | Clara Caroline Mitchell | William Robert McGibbon

3: Four Generations Mother - Doris Hewett, Grandmother - Lois McGibbon, Great Grandmother - Harriet "Hattie" Bennett, and Me

4: Chase - Hewett Company Inc. Operating at East New Portland, the Chase - Hewett Company Inc. have the only spool mill in Somerset and Kennbec Counties, and one of the few in the State of Maine. Doing about half and half production, the mill makes spools and novelty wood parts, with a normal consumption of 2000 cords of wood yearly. Some is hardwood, but it is mostly birch, bought locally, thus assuring the town and others near by a certain amount of woods work and trucking. Located on the banks of the Carrabassett River, the mill can, if occasion arises, use water power as well as it's steam plant. The four-foot length wood is trucked to the mill, unloaded and started processing at the outside "green room," where it is tabled and sawed into squares and goes into the mill to the "hawker." Entering as squares, the four-foot lengths come out circled in various diameters, and next go to the clipper saw to be sawed into desired lengths. These go to the lathes with the wood for spools going through the spool machine. The shaped articles are put into the "tumbling barrel" and by their constant turning motion are smoothed, then sorted at the bins and sorting tables. The finished articles, hundreds to a bag, are trucked to the railroad station at North Anson and shipped by rail to many places throughout the country. Herman O. Hewett and his son, Curtis, are the operators. The elderly Hewett being a mill man with years of experience, having once operated long log saw mills for years, then after ten years of other mill work for the Stowell-MacGragor Corp. he went into the Chase - Hewett Company and purchased the plant of the Franklin Power Company at East New Portland where he has had a mill for the past eighteen years. | - Waterville Morning Sentinel

5: Picture Painted by Doris Hewett | The mill burned in 1960. There was more than $100,000 worth of damage.

6: Father's Siblings Eleanor Hewett Louise Hewett Amber Hewett Orris Hewett Muriel Hewett | Mother's Siblings Horace William McGibbon Ralph Bennett McGibbon | Father and Orris | (L to R) Horace, Mother, and Ralph

7: My Siblings ( L to R ) Elaine Lois Hewett 8-12-1942 Me Wayne Herman Hewett 8-12-1942

8: Grandpa McGibbon & Me | Great Grammie "Hattie" Bennett & Me | Gram McGibbon & Me

9: 1940 | Father & Me | Mother & Me | Mother & Me | Family

10: fire truck from Uncle Ralph | East New Portland on the

11: 1941-42 | East New Portland | Elaine and Wayne

12: Babysitter Shirley Howes and Me | Father, Elaine, Wayne, and Me | Mother's Family | Leland Merrill, Barbara Merrill, Doralu Dunnick, Me, Wayne, Elaine, Smithee Dunnick | Grandpa, Gram, Elaine, Wayne, and Me | Grandpa McGibbon | Cousins

13: 1943 | My Father, My Hero | "Major" saved my life. I was at the mill with Father and wandered off. Father found me near the falls trying to go swimming and "Major" was standing between me and the water. | East New Portland standing in front of Father's Dodge pick-up truck | Our horse "Bud" | My dog "Major" and Me

14: Wayne and Me | Elaine and Me | "Major"

15: 1944 | "Queenie" and Me | Elaine, Me, and Wayne | "Queenie" and Me | Me, Doralu Dunnick, Barbara Merrill, Smithee Dunnick, Leland Merrill, Wayne & Elaine | Cousins

17: 1945-46 | Father's Family Reunion | Father, Phyllis and Tom Dillon (Friend of Father's), Elaine, Wayne, and Me | Group of kids from School. "Major" and I in the front row.

18: 1947-48 Class Picture - Marion Sawyer, Judy Pease, Me, Lena Oliver, Larry Henderson, Marilyn Sawyer, Donald Priest, Winston Ford | Wayne, Me, and "Queenie" | Leland Merrill, Wayne, Barbara Merrill, Doralu Dunnick, Elaine, Smithee Dunnick, "Major" | Elaine, Me, and Wayne Christmas Eve | Cousins

19: 1947-49 | Me, Wayne, and Elaine with our working horses | Wayne, Me, Charlene McGibbon, Sharon McGibbon, Elaine, Sheila McGibbon, Cheryl & Sandra McGibbon | Wayne and Ann Demain (Muriels Daugher-my cousin) | Elaine, Robert Millay, and Wayne | York's Wild Animal Kingdom | Cousins

20: Wayne, Father, Elaine, and Me | Wayne, Elaine, and Me | Friends from school

21: 1950 | Neighbors - Roger, Jane, & Valerie Jean York | Peter Pease, Gerry Mortin, Michael Pease, Wayne, John Abbott, Me, Skip York, and "Major"

22: Hewett Family Reunion - Leland, Smithee, Me, Wayne, Donna Hewett, Elaine, Gloria Hewett, Doralou Hewett, Barbara Merrill, Father, Mother, Bob Merrill, Herman Hewett, Loise Dunnick, Smith Dunnick | Me and "Chubb". He worked at the mill hauling anything we needed him too. He was a hardworking horse, but stubborn. When we would get ready to put the bridle on him he would stick his foot out and put it on top of ours to make the process challenging.

23: 1951-52 | Valerie York, Me, Elaine, Wayne, Skip York, Roger & Jane York, and Father | "King Chep" | Me and my Camp Counselor

24: Me, Father, Roger York, Elaine, Jane York, Skipper York, Valerie York, Wayne | Mother's doe and my spike horn | Underwood Village Camping in Falmouth - Father and I | Mother - November of 1953 | Valerie York and Elaine | Elaine, Father, Wayne, and I - Zoo in New Hampshire

25: 1953-55

26: 1956 | High School Sports

27: 1957 | Back Left: Vernon Ford, Winston Ford, Elwin Hutchins, Larry Henderson, James Hargraves, Robert Cobb Front Left: Roger Cole, Terry Trudell, David Cloutier, Me, Wright Pinkham, Wayne | Back Left: Bruce Chipman, James (Sunny) Hargraves, David Cloutier, Gene Dyer, Steven Cole, Winston Ford, Roger Cole, Vernon Ford, Robert Cobb, Front Left: Wayne, Elwin Hutchins, Me, Larry Anderson, Terry Trudell, Leo Bean

28: 1958 - Central High School Graduation Back Row - Winston Ford, Larry Henderson, Gene Dyer, and Me Front Row - Phyllis Bradley, Judith Pease, Doris Urqhart, Joanne Gamble, and Patricia Holbrook

29: 1958-63 | - Entered College 1958 and Graduated 1960 - Entered the Army Oct 1962 and discharged from active duty April 1963 - Completed 5 1/2 years Active Army Reserves | Alan C. Hewett 4-15-1940 | Alan C. Hewett 4-15-1940

30: After I returned home from the Army I worked as a Building Contractor until the early 90's. After working for other people for a few years I decided to open my own construction business. I specialized in home construction and remodeling. Occasionally, I would do odd jobs for people (building decks, shingle a roof, etc). I married my first wife Pauline Chase in 1960 and divorced in 1967. I married my second wife Meredith Morgan in 1969 and divorced in 1974. We had one daughter Terri Lynne 8-26-1972. In October of 1975 I met my wife Mary "Elaine" Hewett. She had two daughters Kimberly Ann 11-2-1967 and Susan Lynn 6-18-1969. Elaine and I got married 9-26-1980 and had one daughter Valerie Jean on 12-31-1980. As of 2011, Elaine and I have almost been married 31 years. We have 5 grandchildren. Kim's children (Jessica Elizabeth 1-23-1989 and Megan Eileen 1-21-1994), Sue's children (Brianna Nicole 6-19-1995 and Connor Edward 5-27-1998), and Terri's child (Sophia Genevieve 5-30-2008).

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