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Milton F Flewelling Farm, River de Chute, Easton Maine circa 1965.

Built by his father, Charles H Flewelling.


The Ladner School, 1928

Easton Ladner School 1928

Easton Ladner School 1928 (Click on image to enlarge)

Source: Star Herald on Wednesday Jan. 31 1990

Left front: Thearn Grant, Roy Flewelling, Boyd Curtis, Ralph Clark and Murray Gray.

Second Row: Viola Gray, Thelma Doak, Naomi Clark, Jean Tompkins, Lila Gray, Vera Clark, Lillian Curtis, Eunice Ladner, Grace Tompkins, Fannie Grant, Joseph Clark, Luella Doak, Ressa Flewelling, Alice Clark, Fern Ladner, and Glenna Clark.

Third Row: Vere Ames, Adonis Ames, Walter Clark, Edna Fuller, Montford Ladner, Beulah Wright, Lena/ Rena Fuller, Paul Wright, Helen Porter, and Miss Anna Drew teacher.

Back row: Eugene Boulier, Ruth Lint, and Dora Fuller.

Photo from Fannie Bolster.


Beulah and Paul Wright are the children of Mabel (Flewelling) and Moody Wright and niece and nephew of Milton. They soon would be living in South Africa as children of missionaries.

Montford Ladner and Fern Ladner: son of Banford Ladner and Jennie Flewelling Ladner and niece and nephew of Milton.  Jennie was a sister to Milton.

Boyd and Lillian Curtis, children of Hazel Flewelling and Walter Curtis. Hazel was the daughter of Boyd A Flewelling.

Roy and Ressa Flewelling, children of Roy Flewelling, grandchildren of Boyd A Flewelling.

Gray children: Murray, Viola and Lela Gray, children of Henry Gray and Bertha Doak

Clark children: Walter, Alice and Vera Clark, children of George Clark and Vaida Fuller





The Farm

The small Flewelling farm was formed by lot 72 and lot 84.

Lot 72 , 20 acres, was owned by Samuel Flewelling and Amaret Flewelling. In 1889, Amaret deeded the land to her son, Charles H Flewelling.

Lot 84 , 10 acres, was conveyed to Charles H Flewelling by Boyd A Flewelling in 1892.

Charles H Flewelling died in 1939 without a will so his property was divided among his children and their heirs. His youngest son, Milton Flewelling, worked and lived on the farm all his life.

In 1953, all the heirs (and spouses) signed over their portion to Milton.

The children of Charles were Alice, Charles, Mabel, Harvey. One daughter, Jennie died in 1931 so her children, Montford, Fern, Mavis, Louise signed the document. The remaining signatures are the spouses.




With permission from the Easton Historical Society, I have posted this July 1992 interview with Milton L Flewelling. He was interviewed by Richard Barker of Easton Maine one month before his 91st birthday.

  • The most he  planted  was 9 acres of potatoes. Never owned a tractor.
  • Owned a car $700. Sold it to Moody. 1922. Side curtains. Later Overland,  Whippet car after selling a car to his brother
  • Hired man, $2 a day and housing, before the depression
  • Milton inherited the farm from his father. 33 acres
  • 1912 started tapping trees in Canada
  • Lake ran by the farm, skating and swimming, skiing (made their own skis)
  • Christmas was a great holiday. Sister Alice Bartley and family came over from Beaconsfield.
  • Used to go to Clearview – 7 miles – double team for church. They would get home about 2 am.


Back in the  mid 1990s, some family members contributed to a Flewelling Favorites cookbook. If you need a new copy or want to share with others, here is a copy for downloading.

flewelling cookbook (pdf)

Contributors were:

Valerie Antworth Lemelin

Carmen Flewelling Antworth

Sheila Antworth Lafferty

Linda Fletcher Flewelling

Vicki Flewelling Bergeron

Geraldine Flewelling Lawrence

Brenda Taylor Lawrence

Tayna Garcelon Lawrence

Lisa Flewelling Haney

Sally Ackerson Flewelling

Rita Koby Flewelling

Joyce Flewelling Wilson

Velma Bartley Goodine

Grace Bartley Goodine

Katrina Bartley Goodine

Donna Flewelling Fenton

Miriam Kennedy Wright

Dena Hawksley Beals

Ann Flewelling Osgood

Edna Graham Ames

May 1920

Sat May 1 (weather fine) We started on garage 4 of us.  got it up and most of rafters up tonight. Basil got the black horses shod $7.00 new shoes.

Sun May 2Had Sunday School and 3 meetings  Haynes and wife were here.

Mon May 3 (weather cold) We cut and yarded 7 drags and got load logs  H was up to Deans we cut logs p.m.

Tues May 4 (weather fine) We cut some drags and load logs a.m. p.m. we cut logs in holler brought down load.

Wed May 5 (weather fine) I took load potatoes $9.75 12 bbl. Harvey and George worked on garage.

Thur May 6 (weather fine) We gathered and washed cans a.m. Harvey took load cobblers $10.00 15 lbs.

April 1920

Thurs Apr 1 (weather fine) Harvey Austin Arnold and Clifford went to Woodstock. Moody & Papa gathered 1 round team.

Fri Apr 2 (weather fine) I went up to camp and built fire., split wood 1 cord. p.m. we taped 100 gathered west round turn.Harvey  came home 11:30 tonight.

Sat Apr 3 (weather snowy fine pm) I took over 12 bbl $6.25 Harvey and Papa got 3 loads of hardwood ?? 8 . We gathered sap 6 or can about 4 ??? Harvey brought down a load wood.

Sun Apr 4 Had Sunday School and 2 meetings  Mr Carter was here. Had meetings here.

Mon Apr 5 (weather fine) Went up and cut two load logs and gathered 3 round turns a.m. In p.m. gathered 2 round turns and got 1 load logs 1 load wood

Tues Apr 6 (weather rainy) Papa went up and boiled . we racked some potatoes a.m. gathered 5 punches sap . Harvey is going to boul tonight.

Wed Apr 7 (weather fine) I boiled all day today. Harvey took load furniture for Bro. Clark I boiled till 5:30 Thurs morning.

Thur Apr 8 (weather fine)  I slept til 11.15 H. boiled  Brother Clark came and got team today. Wellie and I killed hog. 183

Fri Apr 9 (weather fine) George Clark and I gathered sap in p.m. He started working today at noon.

Sat Apr 10 (weather fine) We got load logs hardwood logs  We got ready and Harvey took us to River de Chure . arrived at Woodstock 4:30. They gathered all the cans again tonight.

Sun Apr 11 (weather fine) Had good Sunday all day. Andrew Ladners funeral here today.

Mon Apr 12 (weather fine) I came home today  walked from upper kent They gathered sap today.

Tues Apr 13 (weather  rainy) I dident do much. Bro Clark boiled Took 4 horse team got syrip on wagon.

Wed Apr 14 (weather dull) I dident do very much We got 3 logs with 4 horses gathered 1 round turn. Harvey and Bro Clakk gathered sap p.m. got syrip

Thur Apr 15 (weather fine) I did choirs split wood  H got log up to Herbs. Twitched out some slip. We taped 150 new ones run good

Fri Apr 16 (weather rainy) Papa and Harvey went to Woodstock. We cut wood  George and I

Sat Apr 17 (weather fine) We gathered all the sap. boiled some.

Sun Apr 18 (weather fine) Had Sunday School and 3 meetings. no preachers today.

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Thur Apr 22 (weather fine) Hauled manure out back 4 load 2 teams Harvey hauled load potatoes 15 bbls 4 horses $8.75

Fri Apr 23 (weather stormy) We were up to sap woods gathered 1 1/2 pun. sap p.m. racked potatoes  fixed horse stall.

Sat Apr 24 (weather snowing) Harvey and I hauled out wood from woods 4 face cords. p.m. we cut wood and yarded mill shut no one to daul in to slip. George  helped us.

Sun Apr 25 (weather fine) Had Sunday School and 3 meetings

Mon Apr 26 (weather fine) I piled down to mill all day.  Harvey got load of straw  out to river.

Tues Apr 27  George and I gathered sap 1 1/2 punchons run good. Harvey hauled out slabs.

Wed Apr 28 (weather rainy) We went up and cut some drags yarded some. George cut bushes p.m. We hauled out 4 load slabs

Thur Apr 29 (weather fine) Clark cut slabs in mill today for himself Harvey hauled 3 loads for him. We put rest of our logs in.

Fri Apr 30 (weather fine) We went up and got some yarded cut some 90 drags yarded now. We hauled out slabs and drug road p.m. Clark boiled sap