I apologize for the vague information! I keep making that mistake with each genealogical inquiry.
Here is what I know:
Edward A. White was born about 1847 in London, England. He married Margaret B. "Maggie" Middlemast probably in New Brunswick before the birth of their first child (which was in 1867). Maggie is the daughter of a William and Elizabeth Middlemask family that shows up in Census of Canada records. She was born about 1846 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Her last name is accurate to the best of my knowledge... it spelled that way on her children's marriage records (and in the Canada Census).
Based on the birth locations of Edward and Maggie's children, I assume they immigrated to Maine from Canada in the mid 1870s. However, it's worth noting that their son Charles lists his immigration year as 1872 (when he was about one year old); so I'm comfortable with saying the family immigrated in the 1870s.
The Shaw Brothers tannery in Grand Lake Stream caught fire on 11 May 1887 and Edward was the only victim (this information is taken from a Calais Advertiser article I stumbled across).
Here is the limited birth/death information that I have for the children:
- Lily White was born about 1867 in New Brunswick.
- Charles H. White (married Mertie B. Fitch) was born May 1871 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
- Alice E. White (married George W. Jordan) was born 29 Oct 1873 in New Brunswick and died 10 Aug 1907 in Princeton, Maine.
- Nellie White (married George H. Calligan) was born 8 Feb 1876 in Grand Lake Stream, Maine and died 19 Mar 1962 in Seattle, Washington.
- Mabel Gertrude White (married Charles H. McLaughlin) was born Dec 1878 in Grand Lake Stream, Maine and died 1936 in Princeton, Maine.
- Edward White was born Oct 1881 in Maine.
- William Robert White (married Doris M. Merrill) was born 12 Feb 1884 in Grand Lake Stream, Maine.
- George Frederick White (married Evie M. Bradford) was born 1 Jan 1886 in Maine.
Maggie married Thaddeus Coffron on 18 Mar 1894 in Princeton, Maine. I found the date of his death to be 30 Oct 1919, but wasn't convinced until I found the info attributed to a vital record in a family tree entitled "St. Croix Valley Roots".
I have census records for the years 1880, 1900, and 1910 for the head of household combinations of Maggie, Edward, and Thaddeus. I also have some 1920 through 1940 census records for some of the children.
I would like to know where to find death dates for Maggie and her children Lily, Charles, Edward, William, and George (as well as a more specific date for Mabel). Further, I'd like to know if obituaries can be located. Also, if cemetery indexes can be searched for burial locations. I imagine that I could probably direct some of this to a Washington County library perhaps.
Again, I apologize for not being very specific from the get-go! Thank you for the speedy response.