Biography of Charles N. Delano
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Charles Nichols Delano. - The ancestor of the Delano family was Hopestil Delano, grandfather of Charles N., who was born in Kingston, Mass., in 1734. He became captain of a schooner, and while sailing to the Kennebec he purchased a farm in Woolwich and settled upon it, and died there in 1829, when 95 years of age. His son, John Delano, was the father of Charles N., who was born at Woolwich, February 19, 1819. He married, August 17, 1843, Miss Frances Caroline Larrabee, daughter of Robert Larrabee, of Phipsburg. She was born January 26, 1824. Their children were four sons and three daughters. His wife died November 4, 1864, and he married her twin sister, Beatrice, November 17, 1865. Captain Delano followed the sea and was in command of sea going vessels from 1844 to 1868, when he retired and was in the mill and lumber business, in Portland, until 1883, making his residence during that time in Bath, where his widow still resides in a pleasant home. In 1860 he joined the Winter Street Church, and was one of its deacons fourteen years. He accumulated a handsome property. Deacon Delano was a most upright man and an exemplary Christian. His death occurred December 5, 1887, when he was 68 years of age.

From:
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
1607-1894
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894


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