Wellington Bartley and Alice Flewelling family

BR: Claude, Herman, Alden, Vivian, Martin, Austin

FR: Eugene, Katrina, Wellington, Alice, Velma, Grace

Alice was the eldest daughter of Charles H Flewelling and Susan Valley

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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.

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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.