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Harville Wentworth
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Birth: Aug., 1850
Brownfield
Oxford County
Maine, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1886
Brownfield
Oxford County
Maine, USA

Harville {Age 9} is recorded on the
1860 census at Brownfield, Oxford, Maine
dwelling in the household of his parents.

Occupation - Farm laborer.

Cause of death - Murdered.
Harville died from knife wounds inflicted by Wendell Foss of New Hampshire. Wendell was sentenced to 3 years in Maine State Prison at Thomaston.

NEW YORK TIMES - 15 January 1886:
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Centre Ossipee, New Hampshire:
Wendell Foss, who killed Harvell Wentworth at Brownfield, Maine on January 5, and who is in the Carroll County Jail at Ossipee, is awaiting necessary papers from Governor Currier for his extradition, to-day related the story of his crime.
His wife, he says, left home and went to Wentworth's house. He went to get her and was ordered by Wentworth and his brother
to leave the premises. Foss claims that in self-defense he drew his knife, intending to "prick Wentworth about the legs", and that he did not know the effect of the wound until he was arrested a day or two later.
The knife penetrated the bowels and caused death the following day.
Foss claims that the Wentworth's were the cause of his wife leaving him.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Wentworth (1815 - 1900)
  Mercy Ann Gowen Wentworth (1823 - 1870)
 
 Siblings:
  Harville Wentworth (1850 - 1886)
  Lydia Abbie Wentworth (1853 - 1881)*
  Eva Annie Wentworth Eaton (1859 - 1942)*
  Ellen M Wentworth (1861 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
HARVILLE A. WENTWORTH
died January 5, 1886
at age 35 years & 5 months
 
Burial:
Wentworth Cemetery
Hiram
Oxford County
Maine, USA
Plot: Located on a point of land opposite the intersection of Center Conway Road and the road to Conway, N. H. This 50'x50' cemetery has a wire post supported by granite posts.
 
Maintained by: Ralph Gowen
Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
Record added: Aug 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57815349
Harville Wentworth
Added by: Yvonne Gowen
 
 
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Cemetery photo courtesy of Margaret ARSENAULT.
- Yvonne Gowen
 Added: Nov. 10, 2013
 
 
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