Bio of Freemont E. Timberlake
A Collection of Biographical Sketches.
Prepaired under the direction of Henry Chase
Portland, ME.
The Lakeside Press, Publisher

FREMONT E. TIMBERLAKE was born July 18, 1858 on the old homestead in Livermore, Me., which has been in the possession of the family for over a century. His parents are Nathan and Adelia (Millet) Timberlake. His grandfathers were James Timberlake, of Livermore, and Zebulon Millet, of Leeds, both of whom were among the earliest settlers of these towns. He is one of a family of eight children, all of whom have lived to become honored and respected members of the communities in which they live. He was early taught those principles of honesty, industry, and frugality which have eminently characterized the career of his parents and won for them the admiration and esteem of all who have witnessed their upright, useful, and Christian lives.

Mr. Timberlake obtained his education in the public schools of his native town, and Monmouth and Wilton Academies, meanwhile working on the farm summers and teaching school winters.

In 1879, having decided to make the practice of law his life work, he entered upon his studies in the office of Hutchinson & Savage, at Lewiston, Me., still keeping up his school teaching in the winter, and performing such other duties as occasion offered, to procure the necessary means for defraying his expenses. In March, 1882, he was admitted to practice in the Courts of the State at Farmington, having passed a very creditable examination.

Early in the summer of 1883 he decided to open an office in Phillips, Me., where he has since resided. From the start he obtained a large and varied practice, which he has handled in a skillful, business-like, and successful manner, having won a reputation, second to none in his county, as a man who is bound to win, when once he accepts a case, if hard work and attention to the interests of his client make success possible. He is also well and favorably known all over the State, in business and legal circles, as a man of good legal judgment and business ability.

In politics he has always been a Republican, has taken an active part in forwarding the interests of his party, and is at present a member of the Republican State Committee. In September, 1886, he was elected County Attorney for Franklin County, in which capacity he served for three successive terms (January, 1887, to January, 1893, inclusive) with signal ability.

He has always had the welfare of the community in which be lives at heart, and has done much for its prosperity. It was largely through his influence that the Phillips & Rangeley Railroad was built, to the accomplishment of which object he devoted much time and energy, having been Treasurer during its construction, its Attorney and one of the Directors since 1889, and has recently been elected General Passenger and Ticket Agent and re-elected Treasurer. He is also Attorney for the Sandy River Railroad, and much of his law business for the past four years has been in connection with these and other railroads in the State. For nine years he has been Treasurer of the Phillips Savings Bank and one of its Trustees, and is also a Director of the Union National Bank of Phillips. He is always ready to assist in any measures tending to promote the financial, moral, or social welfare of his town.

At his pleasant home the "latch string is always outside," and he has a large circle of warm friends which he has won by his liberality, genial nature, quiet, unassuming manners, and his evident desire never to do a mean or unjust act. The hours of rest and recreation which he manages to steal from a busy life are almost invariably spent at his cottage (Marsquamosy Lodge) on the shores of the beautiful and picturesque Rangeley Lakes. Here he, with his friends, occasionally enjoys a "day off" sporting with the finny tribe, and many can recall the pleasant hours passed under his genial and generous hospitality at this delightful rural retreat.

June 16, 1883, he married Emma Augusta Grover, of Bethel, Me., only daughter of Leonard A. and Mary A. (Barnes) Grover. She was born August 10, 1862, at Roxbury, Mass. She died April 27, 1887. mourned, not only as a true wife and loving mother, but by a wide circle of friends, to whom she had become endeared by her beautiful character, womanly disposition, and rare personal charms. They had three children who are now living: Mellie Grover, Leonard Fremont, and Emma Augusta.

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