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Encyclopedia > Abner Coburn

Abner Coburn (March 22, 1803-January 4, 1885), was the Governor of Maine from 1863 to 1864 and a prominent individual in Skowhegan, Maine until his death. Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Skowhegan is a town located in Somerset County, Maine. ...


Born on a farm in Old Canaan (later renamed to Skowhegan), Maine, Coburn served three years in the Maine House of Representatives before being elected Governor in 1863. 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ...


He became prominent in Skowhegan society, serving as the president of Skowhegan Savings Bank and becoming president and director of the Maine Central Railroad. 1923 map The Maine Central Railroad was a railroad in central Maine. ...


He was the uncle of the writer Louise Helen Coburn. Many of his historical items can be seen in a museum she began, the Skowhegan History House. One of the five founders of Sigma Kappa sorority. ...


Upon his death in 1885, Coburn left 12 acres to the town of Skowhegan to make a public park. Coburn Park was opened in 1907. 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


References

  • The Interesting History of Skowhegan and Abner Coburn

 
 

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