Robie Mears

27 August 1846–after 1910 (Age 63)
Morrill, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life of Robie

When Robie Mears was born on 27 August 1846, in Morrill, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, James Mears, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Cross, was 28. He married Helen F Paul on 6 March 1871, in Morrill, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died after 1910, at the age of 65, and was buried in Morrill, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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Robie Mears
Helen F Paul
Marriage: 6 March 1871
Mabel Lysle Mears

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    Helen F Paul


6 March 1871
Morrill, Waldo, Maine, United States


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World Events (8)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 5

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived by a pond, Old English mere. 2. topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary, Old English (ge)mǣre.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robie Mears, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Robie Mears, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robie Mears in household of Roy A Gurney, "United States Census, 1930"

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