1911 – 2003

FARMINGTON – Harold Lothrop, 91, of Farmington, died Saturday afternoon, April 19, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

Born in North Jay, June 13, 1911, a son of Herbert and Ethel (Townsend) Lothrop, he received his education in Chesterville schools.

On Dec. 24, 1934, Mr. Lothrop married Florice B. Lamkin in Farmington. She died July 31, 1995. He was a hard worker. He delivered milk to the local creamery, worked on the family farm with his father, pressed hay with his father-in-law, worked at Wright’s Sawmill, raised hens for eggs and was a long-time sexton of Webster Cemetery until 1977. One of his favorite jobs was working for Glenn Hobbs as a carpenter.

Mr. Lothrop was a member of Franklin Lodge IOOF and was past noble grand and district deputy. He was a 77-year member of the Chesterville Grange 20, Excelsior, Pomona and the State and National Grange as well as being a member of the Maine Antique Tractor Club.

He enjoyed his home “on the corner,” where he lived since 1935 and always attended the Farmington Fair to watch all of the pulling events.

Survivors include a daughter, Harriet Spencer and her husband, Terry of Smithfield; two nieces, Gloria Wiles of Chesterville and Glenda Edwards of Florida; two nephews, Walter Lamkin of Florida and Roy Lamkin Jr. of Chesterville; and numerous cousins.