Obituary: William W. Larrabee

William W. Larrabee, another war veteran, has answered  the Roll Call, passing quitely away at  his  residence  on   Benjamin street, Aug. 31,after an illness of about 11 months, at the age of 75 years,  8 months,  21 days.During the weary months of his    sickness (hardening of the arteries)   he  was  tenderly  cared for  by  his  wife  and  grandson and   everything   was   done  to make his last days  as  comfortable as possible.   Mr. Larrabee was born  in  the town  of  Parkman,  Me.,   and in his early manhood  answered  the  call of his country  and  became  a  member of Company D,  8th Maine Volunteers  serving  until  the  close of the war. On his return home,he  was  united  in   marriage  to Miss  Arminta Pingree,  also  of Parkman.To them four children were  born.      William  of  Richmond,   Calif.,   Arthur  of   Foxcroft, Charles of Guilford and Mrs.  May  Perkins  of  Parkman. After  the  death   of   his   first wife he came to Aroostook County and in the autumn of ’79 was married  to  Miss   Alice  Fulton.Three   children   were  born  to them,  Mrs.  Alice  Mahan,    Mrs.Bertha Hallett and Frank L. all of   Mars  Hill.    Several  grandchildren,    especially   Clinton, son  of  Charles  Larrabee,  who lived  with   his   grandparents,mourn  their sad loss with others.    Besides  his  own  family,two brothers survive him, Moses of  Parkman and Jos.  H.,  of Dexter, also the family of Jos. Warren   formerly   of   Dexter,his sister,   Mrs.   Warren   having  passed   away   some   years ago.   In politics,  Mr. Larrabee was   a   life-long    Republican, having   cast  his  first  vote  in the  city   of   Beaufort,   South Carolina and  having  the  rare    privilege   of   voting  at  every election day since,   both state and National.He  was a good  neighbor  and friend and devoted  to  his wife and family,   never  actively religious,    until  the   last   four months  of  his  life  he  professed   faith   in   Christ    finding comfort in  this  promise.   Funeral   services  were  preached by   Elder  Koch  from  the  4th verse   of    the    23rd    Psalm, which   was chosen  by  the  deceased.  Three beautiful hymns were  sung  by  the  choir,   Mr.    and   Mrs.   Horace   Anderson,Miss   Nettie   Ford   with   Mrs.Koch as organist.   Selections were as follows;    “Nearer My God to Thee.”    “There’ll be no Shadows” and “Will the circle be Unbroken.”  The  floral  offerings were beautiful, a pillow from the family  with  “Father”    in  the  center  was  prominent Services from the Baptist Church.  Interment  in  the  King’s    Grove Cemetery.

[1841/1844-31 Aug 1917]

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