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Capt Humphrey Samuel Skolfield
Birth: Jun. 8, 1845
Cundys Harbor
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 1929
Cundys Harbor
Cumberland County
Maine, USA

Master mariner and ship builder, he was born in Cundys Harbor, Maine. For many years he was the captain of numerous fishing schooners sailing from this port and was engaged in the cod fishing industry. He, his son Thomas, and friend Sidney Watson, started building a schooner. The schooner is a vessel with two or more masks. Schooners varied in size, but all combined a high degree of seaworthiness with manuverability and large cargo capacity. For many years he was engaged in the cod fishing industry. His first command was in 1876. He was master of a twenty - four ton schooner, Ira Kilburn of Portland, Maine, of which his brothers Elijah and James Edwin were part owners. In 1881 he became skipper of the forty - three ton Harpswell schooner, Maud Muller. On April 29 of that year, the Brunswick Telegraph reported that the Muller had landed 35,000 large cod in six days, earning $700, a good week's work. He was the captain of the eighty - six ton Hattie Maud of Portland in 1892. The thirty - one ton Fannie Hayden and gasoline screw schooner Lydia were his other commands. Then the schooner that he and his son were working on was finally finished. He named it the Robert and Carr. He did a lot of fishing on it untill 1916. Sometime in 1916 he engaged in less strenuous pursuits, commanding various yachting vessels. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Skolfield (1799 - 1885)
  Jeannette Ferrin Skolfield (1803 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Debra Orr Johnson Skolfield (1845 - 1942)*
 
 Children:
  Vilern Mace Skolfield Brigham (1866 - ____)*
  Thomas William Skolfield (1868 - 1945)*
  George Herbert Skolfield (1870 - 1969)*
  Adeline Benson Skolfield Lubee (1873 - 1952)*
  Jennie Mae Skolfield MacVane (1877 - 1953)*
  Frank Humphrey Skolfield (1881 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Farrin Skolfield Davis (1823 - 1897)*
  Lydia E. Skolfield Aubens (1825 - 1897)*
  Ruth Skolfield Allen (1827 - 1890)*
  Winthrop Skolfield (1829 - 1910)*
  William F. Skolfield (1831 - 1854)*
  Rebecca Jane Skolfield Sinnett (1833 - 1902)*
  Eliza Anne Skolfield (1835 - 1858)*
  John Thomas Skolfield (1838 - 1863)*
  Harriet Marie Skolfield Coombs (1842 - 1882)*
  Elijah Kellogg Skolfield (1843 - 1894)*
  Humphrey Samuel Skolfield (1845 - 1929)
  James Edwin Skolfield (1852 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cranberryhorn Cemetery
East Harpswell
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 24, 2009
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