Lewis Samuel “Uncle Lew” Kilborn


Lewis Samuel “"Uncle Lew"” Kilborn

Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 8 Mar 1984 (aged 81)
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 148827669 View Source

Well known and beloved character of Ipswich, Lewis Kilborn, or "Uncle Lew" as he was known, was the last resident of nearby Grape Island and lived there for most of his life. After his father, John D. Kilborn, died in 1946, Lewis lived alone on the island and was sometimes referred to as the "Hermit" of Grape Island, though to all those who knew him he was hardly a hermit and enjoyed the company of friends and family when they came to see him.

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