Tag Archives: New Meadows

A Flora Bouquet

Two women named Flora Purinton are buried in the same row in New Meadows Cemetery. They each lived at Pine View Farm, though at different times, and were each related to Charles I. Purinton (1892-1976), though in different ways. Flora … Continue reading

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What Happened to Charles and Grace After Pine View Farm?

In 1943, 1956, and 1957 the United States of America bought Pine View Farm a piece at a time, until it was gone, having become part of the Naval Air Station Brunswick. My great aunt, Grace Purinton, received a total of … Continue reading

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Killed in Defense of His Daughter

If you’ve ever been to New Meadows Cemetery on Purinton Rd. you’ve probably seen the red granite marker engraved “KILLED IN DEFENCE OF HIS DAU.” and wondered what exactly happened to Joseph Crockett. If you’re like me, you might have gone … Continue reading

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The Fabric of Community

In the part of Brunswick once called New Meadows, farmers milked cows, millers ground grain, masons laid bricks, and carriage makers fashioned iron wheels. These were the men. Bakers made bread, weavers spun cloth, butchers cut chickens, healers nursed the … Continue reading

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