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]