|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1875|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 1940|
Archibald C. Watt
ASHLAND - Jan. 9 - Archibald Campbell Watt, 65, of Ashland, died at the New England Baptist hospital in Roxbury, Mass, Monday morning. He was born in Presque Isle, the son of William and Lowdena Nichols Watt. In 1900 he married Etta Fields of Castle Hill, and the couple began their married life on a farm in that town. Mr. Watt taught school for several years, was first selectman five years, tax collector eight years, and served many years as the town constable.
The family moved to Ashland in 1920 when he began driving Rural Free Delivery Route No. 1 out of this town. He owned much farm land in this and surrounding towns which was operated under a rental plan. At the time of his death he owned three farms in Ashland, three in Masardis and one in Castle Hill.
Several years ago he purchased a large plot of land in the village where he built three houses in the past few years. One of them was his own residence.
Besides the farming he was extensively engaged in truck gardening and was a recognized authority on northern Maine vegetables.
His family includes his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Florence Blake of Ashland, and three sons, Jesse, Leland and William, all of Ashland. He leaves three brothers, John Watt of Fort Fairfield, Colin Watt of Cambridge, Mass., and Samuel Watt of Easton; also two sisters, Mrs. Estelle Scott of Presque Isle and Mrs. Fred Burns of Worcester, Mass., besides eight grandchildren.
Mr. Watt was a life-time member of the grange.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the Ashland Congregational church.
Created by: Roxanne McHatten
Record added: Sep 11, 2012
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