Introductory Material:

Chapter 1
The Edwards Coat of Arms

Family Records:
John 1
John 2
John 3
Richard 3
Jonathan 3
Samuel 3
Nathaniel 3
William 3


The Crockett Connection
Edwards and the Civil War
Photo Album
Our Immigrant Ancestors
1906 Census

Family Fun
Mayberry Hill Chronicles

This Old House
Justin Edwards had a Farm
Letters from Henry


Forrest Lineous Edwards

Father: Mother:

Dominicus Jordan Edwards
Lottie Gage

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

10/6/1877 Otisfield ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:


Member of Crooked River Lodge, No 152, AF&AM of Maine; and Casco Grange, No 67, P of H of Maine

Other Info:


1910 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Forest L    32    S    ME    ME    ME    Farmer    General Farm
_____ Dominicus J    Father    77    37    ME    ME    ME    Retired Farmer
_____ Lottie F    Mother    61    37    3    3    Can    Can    Can    none
_____ Zylba L    Niece    6    S    PA    ME    PA    none
_____ Margaret L    Niece    2    S    Can    ME    PA    none
Chaplin ___    Laborer    20    S    ME    ME    ME    Laborer    On Farm

1920 Otisfield (Oxford) ME
Edwards Forrest L    43    S    ME    ME    New Brunswick US    Farmer    Apple Farm
_____ Lottie    Mother    71    Wd    ???    NY    New Brunswick    none

1930 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Edwards  Forest L    52    S    ME    ME    ME    Farmer    Home Farm
_____ Lottie G    Mother    82    Wd    Canada    Canada    Canada    none


Forrest Edwards is buried in Forrest Edwards' Cemetery , Otisfield ME.


New Storage Holds Apples for Late Sale
Otisfield Layout in Quonset Design
The new apple storage house on the Forrest Edwards farm at Otisfield is reported to have met completely the past Winter the objective of this well-known and progressive orchardist of northern Cumberland County. Fruit is held until late Winter and early Spring and is marketed on order through a firm in Ayer, Mass.
Constructed of wood with segment roof in the quonset type of design, the building is connected with the packing house and all requirements in handling the fruit are conveniently together.
A modern cooling system controls temperatures in storage. The fruit as it is gathered is sorted and boxed in standard containers before stacked high under the round roof.
Women Pack Fruit
As the apples are shipped, women pack them from stock, and the boxes go out by truck. Stacks of boxes in the storage room are built up as much as 16 tiers high. While the orchards grow chiefly the McIntosh, Edwards has the Delicious and Yellow Delicious, Cortland, and some Baldwin trees.
Orders may approximate a thousand bushels at one time.
Up-To-Date Orcharding
Edwards makes use of all up-to-date methods in handling his extensive orchards. He doesn't know how many trees he has, nor of each kind. He destroys old trees each year and sets out young stock. A development is use of a spray to hold the fruit on the trees a little after the usual time for dropping. The chemical will work for seven days but at the end of that time picking must start.
The Edwards' farm has been in operation for years. The house is a beautiful example of architecture dating back before the turn of the century. Edwards' father, Dominicus, raised cattle and corn. The property always has been maintained in quality condition. A charming feature in season is the rock-walled rose garden in the form of a triangle at the main entrance to the yard. The big house sets at the west of the garden.

Edwards Will Leaves $20,000 to Cemetery
A $20,000 trust fund for care of the South Otisfield Cemetery is to come from the $285,000 estate of Forrest L. Edwards, Otisfield, according to his will, on file in Probate Court.
His brother, Dr. Dayton J. Edwards (315 East 68th St.)New York, a cousin, Milton M. Allen, Otisfield, and two nieces, Zilba A. Hoare, Toronto, and Marguerite Clowes, Gardiner, are to receive the remainder of the estate.
To Dr. Edwards will go the Edwards farm with equipment in Otisfield, and a small lot in Casco on condition that "the lumber on the heater piece northeast of my buildings, bounded by the main road and the road to the Girl's Scout camp, shall never be cut."
One third the remainder is to go to cousin Milton Allen, and the other two thirds in equal shares to Nieces Zilba Hoare and Marguerite Clowes, and Dr. Edwards.
The South Otisfield Cemetery Association is to use income from the $20,000 for upkeep of the cemetery.
Robert B. Dow, Norway, was named executor.
source: undated newspaper clippings from the scrapbook of Irene (Cole) Crockett, from the collection of Carolyn (Crockett) Edwards