Enoch L Ham – Oak Grove Cemetery, Bangor, Maine


Gravestone Inscription

Enoch L. Ham
1827 – 1891
Harriet His Wife
1841 – 1867
Charles W. Perkins
1857 – 1930
Ora A. His Wife
1861 – 1935
Mildred E. Their Dau
1882 – 1968


Photos

Enoch Ham and family gravestone thumbnail

Photo by Jon J. Morin

Enoch L Ham was born in 1827. He married Harriet Mitchell 23 Jun 1860 in a civil ceremony in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine1.

Enoch appeared on the 1850 Federal Census2 in Bangor as 23 years old, living as a boarder in the household of Elisa Jenkins, possibly with a sister Mary A. Ham, 19 years. His occupation was given as “laborer”. He next appears in the 1859 Bangor City Directory, listed as a laborer and boarder of P.S. Richardson3.

According to the 1860 Federal Census, Enoch is 30 and living in Bangor with his wife Harriet, 20 years old. His occupation was given as “farmer”4. The 1864 Bangor City Directory lists Enoch as being a farmer, living in a house on Avenue Road5.

In 1870 the Federal Census has him living in Bangor with daughter Orianna, 9 years old, housekeeper Hannah Pommeroy and her children Emma and Charles. His occupation was “farmer”6. The 1871-1872 and the 1873 Bangor City Directories have Enoch L. Ham listed as a farmer living in a house at 6 Finson Road, beyond the schoolhouse7,8. The 1875-1876 and the 1879-1880 Bangor City Directories list him as a farmer living in a house on Valley Avenue9,10.

Enoch L Ham death notice from the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier

Enoch L Hamm death notice from the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, 23 May 1891.

On the 1880 Federal Census11, Enoch is 52 years old, living on Valley Avenue in Bangor, working as a “truckman”. It is not clear who his employer is, but he appears to live with other servants and farmhands. His daughter Ora is no longer living with him, but Charles W. Perkins, the man who Ora would later marry, lives in the next enumerated household. The 1882 and 1884 Bangor City Directories list Enoch L Ham as a farmer living in a house on Valley Avenue on the corner of Kenduskeag Avenue12,13, and the 1885 Directory says that he lived on Valley Avenue north of Kenduskeag Avenue14.

Enoch L Ham died on 21 May 1891.15

GPS Coordinates: Not available for this gravestone.

Graveyard Information: The Oak Grove Cemetery is located on Finson Road in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine at Latitude: 44.83488 | Longitude: -68.812204. It is a non-denominational cemetery.

Sources

1. “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4X4-V3T : accessed 30 May 2015), Enoch L. Ham and Harriet Mitchell, 23 Jun 1860; citing Civil, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 10,584.

2. 1850 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, p. 86A (stamped), dwelling 1175, family 1232, Enoch L Ham, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 264.

3. “The Bangor Directory: Containing The Names of the Inhabitants, Their Occupations, Places of Business, Residence, and Other Useful Information” (Bangor: Samuel S. Smith, 1859), 46.

4. 1860 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, p. 172 (penned), dwelling 1252, family 1306, Enoch L Ham, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 447.

5. “The Bangor City Directory: Containing The Names Of The Inhabitants, Their Occupation, Business, and Residence, The Officers Of The Various Societies, Etc, To Which Is Added A Directory Of Brewer” (Bangor: W.F. Stanwood, 1864), 63.

6. 1870 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, p. 133B (penned), dwelling 1220, family 1367, Enoch L Ham, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 552.

7. “Greenough, Jones & Co.’s Directory Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Societies, Business Firms, etc., etc, In The City Of Bangor For 1871-2, To Which Is Added A Directory Of Brewer” (Bangor: David Bugbee & Co., 1872), 73.

8. “Greenough, Jones & Co.’s Directory Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Societies, Business Firms, etc., etc, In The City Of Bangor For 1873, To Which Is Added A Directory Of Brewer” (Bangor: David Bugbee & Co., 1873), 87.

9. “Greenough, Jones & Co.’s Directory Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Societies, Business Firms, etc., etc, In The City Of Bangor For 1875-6, To Which Is Added A Directory Of Brewer” (Bangor: David Bugbee & Co., 1876), 81.

10. “Greenough’s Directory Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Societies, Business Firms, etc., etc, In The City Of Bangor For 1879-1880” (Bangor: David Bugbee & Co., 1880), 75.

11. 1880 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, Enumeration District (ED) 30, p. 223D (stamped), dwelling 34, family 34, Enoch L Ham, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 486.

12. “Greenough’s Directory Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Societies, Business Firms, etc., etc, In The City Of Bangor For 1882” (Bangor: David Bugbee & Co., 1882), 86.

13. “1884 Bangor Directory Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Societies, Business Firms, etc.” (Bangor: David Bugbee & Co., 1884), 119.

14. “1885 The Bangor and Brewer Directory Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Societies, Business, Business Firms, Map, State Census, Etc., Etc.” (Boston: W.A. Greenough & Co., 1885), 128.

15.¬†Editors, “Died,” Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, 23 May 1891, digital images, Newspapers.com (http://www.newspapers.com : 14 Aug 2015), death announcement, Enoch L. Hamm; citing original p. 2, column 3, item 3.

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