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A little about Eben King

May 23, 2013

From the "Lamoine Photos & History"
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Eben King 1831-1918

Eben was the son of the Rev. John King. He married Hannah H. Young in 1853. She died in 1911. He lived in the "Brick House" also known as the "Whitaker House", which still stands on the Shore Road. Eben and Hannah had no children of their own, but adopted Susie Bragdon when her mother Julia died of consumption. Gracie lived with Alfred Bragdon and his wife Sarah.  When Susie and her sister Gracie were 26  and 28 years old they also died of consumption one day apart. Eben was a ship builder as well as owner of a number of vessels. Eben's sister, Ellen M.married George Whitaker and they lived in the house after Eben died. The house then passed to his nephew Eben K. Whitaker.


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