Parker Merrill Whitmore. - His father, Dea. William H. Whitmore, was a prominent man of his day. He lived in
Arrowsic, nearly opposite the City of Bath, where he had a farm which he cultivated, and, in the earlier portion
of his life, followed the sea; later on he studied for the ministry and was licensed to preach but never ordained.
He devoted the winter months to teaching school, in which avocation he was very successful. He was a deacon in
the Congregational Church, at Phipsburg, for a long number of years, and was always known as a bright and active
Christian, notable, ready, and earnest in prayer and exhortation. In person he was of a compactly and fully developed
build, the perfect man, with a fresh, cheerful, and hearty presence, and liked by all who knew him. He was a great
reader of the Bible and read it through twenty eight times. His days were long in the land, having lived to the
age of 89 years, departing this life October 13, 1877.
P. M. Whitmore comes down in the line of the fifth and sixth generation. His grandfather was Andrew Whitmore, born
October 2, 1760, and his grandmother was Lucy, only child of James and Mary Couilliard, born January 29, 1768,
both living to a good old age, and both dying aged 99 years. His father was William H. Whitmore, of Arrowsic, born
September 10, 1788, married, first, Charlotte, daughter of John and Susanna Parker, of Phipsburg, and second, Phebe,
daughter of John Hayden, of Bowdoinham, having children by both wives. In early life Captain Whitmore followed
the sea, but just after the Civil War he settled in Richmond and later in Bath, where he built several ships. Of
late years he has occupied himself as a ship broker, which business he is in at the preseant time. He was twice
married but is now a widower. His first wife was Martha C. daughter of Samuel F. and Elizabeth G. Blair, of Richmond,
Me., by whom he had one daughter, who only lived one year; his first wife dying, he married Mary E., a sister of
his first wife, who died June r, 1870; by his second wife he had four children, Eugenia Antoinette, Mary Parker,
Harriet Louise, and Lizzie Parker.
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894
Sagadahoc County, ME
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