Allan C. Cook1,2

M, #362, b. March 1868
Last Edited=18 Dec 2020
     Allan C. Cook married female (?) Allan C. Cook was born in March 1868 at Minnesota birthdate from 1900 Census in Minnesota. He married Lulu M. Harn, daughter of Elisha Lemuel Harn Jr. and Zilpha St. John, on 6 September 1890 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota; Allan and Lulu were married by a "Minister of the Gospel". Marriage Record signed as "Allan C. Cook". Allan C. Cook and Lulu M. Harn were divorced between 1905 and 1910.
     Due to birthdates, Lulu could not be mother of Allan's children. Allan's mother may be Mrs. Caroline Gaylord at Belvidere Mills. In the 1910 Census in Minnesota, Goodhue County, there is an Allan C. Cook - 41 years old, born in Minnesota, divorced. He is enumerated with 61 year old widowed mother - Karolina Gaylord.

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusJune 1885Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota
Census2 June 1900Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, listed as 32 years old, born March 1868 in Minnesota, married 9-years, mail carrier, parents born in New York.
Census26 June 1905Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota
Census24 April 1910Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota

Children of Allan C. Cook and female (?)

Citations

  1. [S332] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 146-147", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  2. [S344] Goodhue Co , MN Marriage Record, Book 11, number 547, Goodhue Co., MN Court House, 509 W. 5th St., Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.

Arthur Cook1

M, #859, b. circa 1877
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
     Arthur Cook was born circa 1877 CENSUS: 1885 MN, Goodhue Co. He was the son of Allan C. Cook and female (?)
     >>> Need to check Arthur's year of birth, & mother's birthyear.

Citations

  1. [S656] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 147", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."

Harold Cook1

M, #860, b. circa 1881
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
     Harold Cook was born circa 1881 CENSUS: 1885 MN, Goodhue Co. He was the son of Allan C. Cook and female (?)
     >>> Need to check Harold's year of birth and mother's birthyear. >>> Check Red Wing Daily Republican Eagle, 20Mar1945, pg 5:4, obit.

Citations

  1. [S656] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 147", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."

John Cook

M, #3558, b. 1835, d. 11 November 1895
Last Edited=23 Sep 2020
     John Cook was born in 1835.1 He married Mary Jane Ruple, daughter of Andrew Ruple and Sarah Jane Wilkins, on 22 March 1860 at Elkhart Co., Indiana.2 John Cook died on 11 November 1895 at Cass Co., Michigan.1 He was buried at Reames-Norton Cemetery, Cassopolis, Cass Co., Michigan.1
     SOURCE: Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14.

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), John Cook, Memorial ID 121075004,
    Birth: 1835
    Death: 11 November 1895, Cass County, Michigan, USA
    Burial: Reames-Norton Cemetery, Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 23 September 2020), memorial page for John Cook (1835–11 Nov 1895), Find a Grave Memorial no. 121075004, citing Reames-Norton Cemetery, Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan, USA; Maintained by Linda Messersmith (contributor 47329240).,.
  2. [S29] Jim Coleman, "Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14", 1990 (Mishawaka, Indiana). Hereinafter cited as "John Coleman records."

Richard L. Cook

M, #7637
Last Edited=28 Jan 2019
     Richard L. Cook married Cheryl Ann Brooke, daughter of Reid Jenkins Brooke and Betty Lou Pauline Fleenor, on 30 April 1971 at Washington. Richard L. Cook and Cheryl Ann Brooke were divorced on 20 November 1972 at Clark Co., Washington.

Kelly A. Cool1

F, #6326
Last Edited=11 Aug 2010
     Kelly A. Cool married Gary Russell Harn, son of Gary Harn and Nancy Evans.1

Children of Kelly A. Cool and Gary Russell Harn

Citations

  1. [S1949] Gary Russell Harn, "EMAIL: Gary R. Harn 09Aug2010," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 09 Aug 2010. Hereinafter cited as "EMAIL: Gary R. Harn 09Aug2010."

Mickey Sue Copeland1

F, #5701
Last Edited=4 Dec 2012
     Mickey Sue Copeland is the daughter of Owis Kenneth Copeland and Bonnie Fay McLemee.1

Citations

  1. [S1799] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 - Mickey Sue Copeland, online www.ancestry.com, Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 Name: Mickey Sue Copeland
    Date of Birth: 14 Dec 1947
    Gender: Female
    Birth County: Dallas
    Father's name: Owis Kenneth Copeland
    Mother's name: Bonnie Fay McLemee
    Roll Number: 1947_0003
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA:. Hereinafter cited as Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997.

Owis Kenneth Copeland1

M, #5691, b. 19 September 1924, d. 4 November 2000
Last Edited=9 Mar 2007
     Owis Kenneth Copeland was born on 19 September 1924.2 He married Bonnie Fay McLemee circa 1946.3 Owis Kenneth Copeland married Virda Anderson, daughter of James Frank Anderson and Nellie Mae (?), on 12 October 1974 at Dallas Co., Texas.1,4 Owis Kenneth Copeland died on 4 November 2000 at Dallas Co., Texas, at age 76.1,5
     His Social Security Number was 465-30-1542.2

Child of Owis Kenneth Copeland and Bonnie Fay McLemee

Citations

  1. [S1795] Virda Anderson Copeland, The Norman Transcript (Oklahoma), www.ancestry.com, 15 Feb 2007, n/a. Hereinafter cited as The Norman Transcript (Oklahoma).
  2. [S1797] Owis Kenneth Copeland, n/a, SSDI for Owis Kenneth Copeland, n/a (n/a: www.ancestry.com, n/a), Social Security Death Index
    Name: Owis K. Copeland
    SSN: 465-30-1542
    Last Residence: 75087 Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, United States of America
    Born: 19 Sep 1924
    Died: 4 Nov 2000
    State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951 )
    Source Citation: Number: 465-30-1542;Issue State: Texas;Issue Date: Before 1951.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.. Hereinafter cited as SSDI for Owis Kenneth Copeland.
  3. [S1799] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 - Mickey Sue Copeland, online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997.
  4. [S1798] Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, online www.ancestry.com, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
    Name: Virda Anderson
    Gender: Female
    Marriage Date: 12 Oct 1974
    Estimated birth year: abt 1918
    Age: 56
    Spouse: Owis K Copeland
    Spouse Gender: Male
    Spouse Est Birth Year: abt 1924
    Spouse Age: 50
    Marriage County: Dallas
    Marriage State: Texas
    Source: Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data:

    Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: Texas to 1850. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx.


    Hunting For Bears, comp. Texas marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library.


    Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002. Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas.


    Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. (P.O. Box 740, Orem, Utah 84059) from county marriage records on microfilm located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, in published books cataloged by the Library of Congress, or from county courthouse records.
    . Hereinafter cited as Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002.
  5. [S1796] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, online www.ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Name: Owis K Copeland
    Death Date: 4 Nov 2000
    Death County: Dallas
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.. Hereinafter cited as Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  6. [S1799] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, online www.ancestry.com, Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 Name: Mickey Sue Copeland
    Date of Birth: 14 Dec 1947
    Gender: Female
    Birth County: Dallas
    Father's name: Owis Kenneth Copeland
    Mother's name: Bonnie Fay McLemee
    Roll Number: 1947_0003
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA:.

James Copley

M, #3842
Last Edited=4 Jul 1995
     James Copley married Celia Hearne, daughter of John Hearne and Anna Chesney.
     History of West Virginia & It's People, Vol III, pg 701-704.

Benedict Michael Coquillard

M, #3408, b. 13 October 1798, d. 17 July 1875
Last Edited=5 Oct 2021
     Benedict Michael Coquillard was born on 13 October 1798 at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.1 He married Sophia Andre on 2 March 1824.1 Benedict Michael Coquillard died on 17 July 1875 at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana, at age 76.1
     Benedict Michael Coquillard was also known as Benjamin.

Child of Benedict Michael Coquillard and Sophia Andre

Citations

  1. [S1309] Margaret Elizabeth (Rupel) Bullock, "Pedigree Charts by Margaret E Bullock, FHL film 1673340, item 7" (unknown compiler address). Hereinafter cited as "Pedigree Charts by Margaret E. Bullock."

Josephine Adelaide Coquillard

F, #3287, b. 5 February 1849, d. 20 July 1929
Last Edited=29 Jun 2021
     Josephine Adelaide Coquillard was born on 5 February 1849 at German Twsp., St. Joseph Co., Indiana.1 She was the daughter of Benedict Michael Coquillard and Sophia Andre. Josephine Adelaide Coquillard married Osborn Dallas Rupel, son of John Rupel and Susannah Bowman, on 15 December 1869.2 Josephine Adelaide Coquillard died on 20 July 1929 at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana, at age 80.3,1 She was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, St. Joseph Co., Indiana.4,5
     Her married name was Rupel. Margaret Bullock listed death as 19 Jul 1929.

Child of Josephine Adelaide Coquillard and Osborn Dallas Rupel

Citations

  1. [S1318] Jack D. Ruple Sr., The Ruple Family in America and its Germanic heritage, pg 149 (Little Rock, Arkansas: J.D. Ruple, c1988). Hereinafter cited as Ruple Family in America.
  2. [S1317] Jack D. Ruple Sr., The Ruple Family in America and its Germanic heritage, pg 144, 149 (Little Rock, Arkansas: J.D. Ruple, c1988). Hereinafter cited as Ruple Family in America.
  3. [S1309] Margaret Elizabeth (Rupel) Bullock, "Pedigree Charts by Margaret E Bullock, FHL film 1673340, item 7" (unknown compiler address). Hereinafter cited as "Pedigree Charts by Margaret E. Bullock."
  4. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Josephine A (Coquillard) Rupel, Memorial ID 128543152,
    Birth: 1848
    Death: 1929
    Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, Indiana
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 02 November 2020), memorial page for Josephine A Coquillard Rupel (1848–1929), Find a Grave Memorial no. 128543152, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA; Maintained by Nancy (contributor 47625783).
    Parents Benjamin Coquillard 1798–1875 Sophia Mary Andre dit Clark Coquillard 1806–1889
    Spouse Osborn D. Rupel 1844–1931 (m. 1869)
    Siblings Louesa Coquillard Decker unknown–1886 Alexis Coquillard 1825–1890 Matilda M. Coquillard Sherland 1827–1914 Benjamin Coquillard 1829–1899 Mary Ann Coquillard Campau 1834–1919 Frances Coquillard Beaubien 1835–1914 Julia A. Coquillard Miller 1838–1883 Cecilia Meeker 1841–1924 Margaret Coquillard Wills 1843–1915 Thomas Coquillard 1851–1873
    Children Alexis Coquillard Rupel 1877–1941,.
  5. [S29] Jim Coleman, "Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14", 1990 (Mishawaka, Indiana). Hereinafter cited as "John Coleman records."

Mary Corser

F, #8943
Last Edited=12 Sep 2021
     Mary Corser married Harlow Gale.1
     Mary Corser graduated in 1885 at Cornell University, Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York.1 Her married name was Gale.1

Child of Mary Corser and Harlow Gale

Citations

  1. [S2652] EDWARD N. DODGE, editor, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME XXXII (NEW YORK - WEST PALM BEACH: THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL COMPANY, Inc., 1963), ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY - NEW SERIES
    Under the Editorial Direction of EDWARD N. DODGE
    In Association with a Notable Advisory Board
    VOLUME XXXII
    A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL COMPANY, Inc.
    NEW YORK - WEST PALM BEACH     1963
    Page 203-204. Hereinafter cited as ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME XXXII.

Alice Ann Costello

F, #8601, b. 1 October 1931, d. 21 November 2008
Last Edited=17 Feb 2021
Relationship
4th cousin of Steven Harn Redman
     Alice Ann Costello was born on 1 October 1931 at Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine.1 She was the daughter of Russell Hill Costello and Jane H. Cassidy. Alice Ann Costello married Robert E. Dillingham. Alice Ann Costello died on 21 November 2008 at Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine, at age 77.1 She was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine.1
     Her married name was Dillingham.

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Alice Ann (Costello) Dillingham, Memorial ID 133097970,
    Birth: 1 October 1931, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
    Death: 21 November 2008, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
    Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 17 February 2021), memorial page for Alice Ann Costello Dillingham (1 Oct 1931–21 Nov 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 133097970, citing Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA; Maintained by joyce (contributor 47012519).
    Parents Russell Hill Costello 1904–1993 Jane H Cassidy Costello 1901–1988
    Siblings James Russell Costello 1934–2015 Jane Mary Costello Wellehan 1938–2019 Inscription HIS WIFE ALICE COSTELLO OCT. 1, 1931 — NOV. 21, 2008,.

Catherine Costello

F, #8608
Last Edited=13 May 2021
Relationship
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
     Catherine Costello is the daughter of James Russell Costello Sr. and Janice Callahan. Catherine Costello married Edward Snook on 13 October 1984 at Maine.

Children of Catherine Costello and Edward Snook

David William Costello

M, #8612
Last Edited=13 May 2021
Relationship
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
     David William Costello is the son of James Russell Costello Sr. and Janice Callahan. David William Costello married Carie Ann Demauro on 15 February 1992 at Maine.

James Costello Jr.

M, #8609
Last Edited=13 May 2021
Relationship
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
     James Costello Jr. married Debra (?) James Costello Jr. is the son of James Russell Costello Sr. and Janice Callahan.

James Russell Costello Sr.

M, #8603, b. 14 June 1934, d. 9 July 2015
Last Edited=13 May 2021
Relationship
4th cousin of Steven Harn Redman
James Russell Costello Sr. (saved from obituary)
Sun Journal President and Publisher James Costello Sr., center, was inducted into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame in 2009 at the organization’s annual meeting. Family members in attendence were, from left, sons Steve, Jim Jr., and David, and wife, Janice. To Costello’s left are daughters Maureen and Cathy.
     James Russell Costello Sr. was born on 14 June 1934 at Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine.1,2 He was the son of Russell Hill Costello and Jane H. Cassidy. James Russell Costello Sr. married Janice Callahan on 12 July 1958 at Maine.2 James Russell Costello Sr. died on 9 July 2015 at Scarborough, Cumberland Co., Maine, at age 81.2,1 He was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine.1
     He graduated circa 1952 at Lewiston High School, Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine.2 He graduated circa 1956 at University of Maine, Maine.2

Following obituary for James Russell Costello Sr:

Jim Costello Sr., Sun Media Group's 'quiet leader,' dies at 81
BY REX RHOADES, SUN MEDIA WIRE

SCARBOROUGH — James Costello Sr., president and publisher of Sun Media Group, died July 9 after guiding the family-owned company in various management positions for more than 60 years.

Costello, 81, died at home, surrounded by his family, after a struggle with cancer.

He was remembered by his family as a loving, generous husband, father and grandfather who made his large family the center of his life.

Employees recalled him as modest and compassionate. His principles of honesty, decency, fairness and accuracy set the standard for the newspapers he led.

Costello was known throughout the industry as an innovator who computerized every aspect of the business. He directed and managed two press conversions, three mailroom conversions and several redesigns of the newspaper.

Under Costello’s leadership, the Lewiston-based company grew to include nearly 200 employees producing the daily Sun Journal, 12 weekly newspapers including The Forecaster, and operating a commercial printing division.

Jim Sr., as he was known to employees, was the third generation of Costellos to operate the family business. He was preceded by L.B. Costello from 1898 to 1959, and Russell H. Costello from 1930 to 1993.

Operation of Sun Media Group will continue under a team of family members representing the fourth generation of family ownership and management.

“Jim was just a wonderful person to work with for more than 30 years,” said Jim Thornton, vice president and business manager for the company. “He was a quiet leader who built a chain of good people around him.”

Thornton pointed out that Costello took an important step for the business when he began buying weekly newspapers in 1987.

Costello, he said, had a background in the mechanical production part of the business and he always made sure the company had the latest equipment.

“He read people well, and he held everything together,” Thornton said.

Gerry St. Onge said he is proud to have drawn a Sun Journal paycheck for 67 years. When the Sun Journal made a technological change, a group of employees could have lost their jobs.

“(Costello) talked to us one on one. He said, ‘I promise you a paycheck for as long as I own this place and you want to work.’

“Imagine making a promise like that today,” said St. Onge, who was a Linotype operator at the time. “It’s been wonderful years. Working here has never been work.”

“He was the best customer I ever had,” said Norm Albert, a banking executive who met Costello in the 1970s, when Albert was working as a teller at Northeast Bank. Albert would remain banker, friend and golf partner of Costello for the rest of his life.

“He was the kind of guy who could borrow a million dollars on a handshake and always pay you back,” Albert said. “He was unbelievable; just an all-around good guy.”

Dario DiMare, a newspaper industry consultant and architect, said he has worked with newspapers all over the world, but he admired Costello more than any other publisher.

“That guy, if you look at all the family-owned newspapers, he stood out above and beyond for the way he could both love the family members he brought into the business and be firm with them,” DiMare said.

He said he has seen many family newspapers buckle under the pressure of running a business. “But I have never seen a family that stuck together, even in times of conflict, and do the right thing like the Costellos.”

DiMare added, “That’s the kind of stuff that doesn’t show up on resumes. I respect him so, so much.”

Dick Hare, a newspaper industry consultant and Sun Media Group board member, said Costello was “the most principled person I’ve ever met. He was a real gentleman and a real family person.”

Hare said it is unusual in his experience to have so many family members involved in a newspaper business and yet have them work harmoniously together. “Jim managed to keep that together with, of course, the support of his wife, Janice.”

Hare said Costello struggled to keep the Lewiston Evening Journal alive, even as the trend tilted toward morning newspapers. In 1989, Costello merged the Evening Journal with the Daily Sun into a virtually new morning paper called the Sun Journal.

He made good investments in the newspaper product, he was active in New England newspaper associations and he was in the forefront of technological improvements, Hare said.

“He was my good friend,” said Morley Piper, former executive director of the New England Newspaper Association.

“He was also the consummate newspaperman, with a keen eye for the business side and a penchant for leading-edge technological advancement. He carried on the family newspaper business, quietly expanding it and developing it into one of the newspaper industry’s most successful family-held properties.”

Distinguished Career
In 2009, Costello was inducted into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame.

Costello began working at Sun Media in 1952 as a member of the press crew and in the composing room. He was named production manager in 1960, general manager in 1979, publisher and treasurer in 1983 and had been president and publisher of the Sun Journal since 1993.

In 1983, Costello started a Sunday edition of the Sun Journal, making it the first newspaper in Maine to offer color photographs and graphics.

Costello was a past president and board member of Tri-County Mental Health, St. Mary’s Hospital, Marcotte Nursing Home and Tri-County Health Planning Board.

An Army veteran of the European Theater from 1956 to 1957, he served on the boards of Northeast Bank, Northern Utilities Inc. and the Maine Criminal Justice Planning and Assistance Agency.

He is also a past president of the Maine Daily Newspaper Publishers Association and the New England Newspaper Association. In 2000, Costello received the Gannett Family Business of the Year award.

Sun Journal President and Publisher James Costello Sr., center, was inducted into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame in 2009 at the organization’s annual meeting.

https://www.pressherald.com/2015/07/10/jim-costello-sr-sun-media-groups-quiet-leader-dies-at-81/
Posted July 10, 2015 Updated August 5, 2015.3

Following obituary for James R. Costello Sr.:

James R. Costello Sr.
1934 – 2015

SCARBOROUGH — James R. Costello Sr., 81, of Scarborough, died on Thursday, July 9, at home surrounded by family following a courageous eight-month battle with cancer.

Born on June 14, 1934, in Lewiston, son of Russell Hill and Jane Cassidy Costello, he graduated from Lewiston High School and the University of Maine. He served in the U.S. Army European Theater of Operations 1956-1957.

He was married to Janice Callahan on July 12, 1958. Together they had five children and eight grandchildren. You were likely to find James on a golf course in Naples, Fla., or summering at Pine Point. James was a talented athlete and a fierce competitor. Among many of his sports accomplishments, he shot his age while golfing at age 78 and made three holes-in-one, two occurring two weeks apart in 2013. He also won the Wyndemere Senior Club Championship in 2007. James looked forward to family vacations and his fishing trips with friends. He shared his enjoyment of sailing, golf, skiing at Mt. Abram and Sugarloaf, tennis and woodworking with his family.

James joined the Sun Journal in 1952, working part time in the press room and composing room. He was named production manager in 1960. He was named general manager in 1979, publisher and treasurer in 1983, and president and publisher in 1993, a position he held until his death.

James demonstrated his commitment to the newspaper industry and his community through his involvement. James has been past president of the Maine Daily Newspapers Publishers Association and the New England Newspaper Association, past member of the Advisory Board of the American Mutual Insurance Company, member of the board of directors of Northeast Bank, campaign chairman and past president of the Lewiston-Auburn United Way Fund, past member of the Governor Curtis State Mental Health Program, past president and governing board member of the St. Marguerite d’Youville Pavilion, past president and member of the board of directors of Tri-County Mental Health Planning Board, past president and Governing board member of the St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, past director of Northern Utilities Inc., past director of the Maine Criminal Justice Planning and Assistance Agency, past chairman of the Lewiston Police Commission, past treasurer of the Festival by the Lake, past member of the Advisory Board for Fleet Bank, member of the board of directors of Falmouth Country Club, and a lifelong, active member of St. Joseph’s Parish.

James is survived by his loving wife, Janice, of 57 years; his five children, Catherine Snook and her husband, Edward, of Auburn, James Jr. and his wife, Debra, of Lewiston, Stephen and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Lewiston, David and his wife, Carie, of Falmouth, and Maureen Wedge and her husband, David, of Westbrook; eight grandchildren, Edward (Ted) Jr., Meghan and Anna Snook, Kevin, Stephanie and Courtney Costello, and Caitlin and David Costello; one sister, Jane Wellehan of Portland.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his sister, Alice Dillingham.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation for the care and compassion James received from Central Maine Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Hospice of Southern Maine. Special thanks to Dr. William Lee for his extraordinary care of James. The Costello family is very grateful for his kindness, concern and support.

https://www.sunjournal.com/2015/07/11/james-r-costello-sr/
Posted 11Jul2015.2

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), James Russell “Jim” Costello Sr., Memorial ID 194153508,
    Birth: 14 June 1934, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
    Death: 9 July 2015, Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
    Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 17 February 2021), memorial page for James Russell “Jim” Costello Sr. (14 Jun 1934–9 Jul 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 194153508, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA; Maintained by Graver (contributor 49649900).
    Parents Russell Hill Costello 1904–1993 Jane H Cassidy Costello 1901–1988
    Siblings Alice Ann Costello Dillingham 1931–2008 Jane Mary Costello Wellehan 1938–2019,.
  2. [S2566] James Russell “Jim” Costello Sr., Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME), https://www.sunjournal.com/2015/07/11/james-r-costello-sr/, 11 JUL 2015. Hereinafter cited as Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME).
  3. [S2569] Jim Costello Sr., Sun Media Group's 'quiet leader,' dies at 81, Portland Press Herald (Maine), https://www.pressherald.com/2015/07/10/jim-costello-sr-sun-media-groups-quiet-leader-dies-at-81/, 10 jul 2015. Hereinafter cited as Portland Press Herald (Maine).

Jane Mary Costello

F, #8604, b. 29 July 1938, d. 25 January 2019
Last Edited=13 May 2021
Relationship
4th cousin of Steven Harn Redman
Jane Costello Wellehan (saved from obituary)
Jane Mary Costello - 1959
     Jane Mary Costello was born on 29 July 1938 at Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine.1,2 She was the daughter of Russell Hill Costello and Jane H. Cassidy. Jane Mary Costello married Daniel J. Wellehan Jr. on 1 August 1959 at Maine. Jane Mary Costello died on 25 January 2019 at Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine, at age 80.1,2 She was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine.1
     She graduated circa 1956 at Lewiston High School, Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine.2 As of 1959,her married name was Wellehan. She graduated circa 1960 at Bates College, Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine, B.A. in English.2 She lived in 1960 at Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine.2 The cause of death was pulmonary fibrosis.2

Following obituary for Jane Costello Wellehan:

Jane Costello Wellehan


PORTLAND – Jane Costello Wellehan, Mother, Grandmother, Life Adventurer, 80, of Portland died Jan. 25, 2019 at home with family following a 19-month journey with pulmonary fibrosis marked by grace, good humor, and abundant love given and received. She was born July 29, 1938, in Lewiston, the youngest of Russell Hill and Jane Cassidy Costello’s three children.

Jane attended Lewiston High School and graduated from Bates College with a B.A. in English. She married Daniel J. Wellehan Jr. of Lewiston in 1959. They were married 40 years. The young couple moved to Portland in 1960. Jane had prayed that her first child would be a girl, and she was blessed with six daughters. The household buzzed with activity; boisterous basement concerts were a favorite winter activity. The family spent every summer since 1967 at Scarborough’s Pine Point Beach, and Jane made the season magical. A ping pong table dominated the living room and a vast assortment of ice cream dominated the freezer.

Jane was a vibrant, passionate woman who saw beauty everywhere. Driving her children in the family station wagon, “Look girls, look!” was her constant refrain as she pointed to an intriguing cloud, a piece of the ocean, or an old cemetery. Every holiday was a cause for merriment. Even Washington’s Birthday was celebrated, with silhouettes of the first president taped to doors and axe-shaped sugar cookies.

Community service at every level was an essential part of Jane’s life. She loved leading Brownie and Girl Scout troops for 13 years. She worked as a volunteer chaplain at Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Jane was among the first Catholic women to serve communion in Portland and one the first women to read the Epistles to the congregation during Mass at Sacred Heart Parish. A very active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 35 years, Jane sponsored many other recovering women through the last year of her life. She served on nonprofit and corporate boards including Community Health Services, Community Counseling Center, Portland Ovations, Sebago Inc., and Sweetser. Portland Ovations, which presents a wide variety of performing artists and education and outreach programs, was one of Jane’s deepest commitments. Jane was a board member for 29 years and served as board secretary for 17 years. She created a fund to help ensure the organization’s future. Jane generously supported many arts and social service agencies, both major, established organizations and newer grassroots efforts. She had a special interest in helping women in transition.

Jane was passionate about all the arts. She collected work by Maine artists and donated her significant art collection to Bates College Museum of Art. She also established the Jane Costello Wellehan Endowment to support the Museum. Jane was a talented photographer who took thousands of photographs and studied at Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media Workshops). A committed traveler, Jane explored five continents and six of the seven seas. She loved learning about people, places, and cultures that were new to her. Jane also loved Disney World and delighted in many trips there with her children and grandchildren. One of her greatest joys was her trips with each grandchild when they turned nine and 15.

Jane had a gift for friendship; she nurtured many friendships that spanned decades and developed new friendships her whole life. She had the unusual quality of accepting people as they are. Jane adored animals, especially her beloved Labradoodle Obie. Jane was kind, classy, generous, a fabulous dresser, a fierce game player known to utter an occasional expletive during Skip-Bo or mahjong, and wickedly funny. She was a spiritual searcher, a voracious reader, and an avid gardener and knitter. Her final knitting project was her pink pussy hat, which she wore proudly in the 2017 Women’s March as she marched with friends, daughters, and granddaughters.

Jane is survived by her six daughters, three sons-in-law; and 10 grandchildren: Sheila Wellehan of Cape Elizabeth; Katie Wellehan of West Linn, Ore. and her sons Aidan and Noah Clark; Jane Wellehan and her husband David Ruff of Portland and their daughters Bridget and Maggie; Mary Wellehan of Portland and her daughter Lila; Deirdre Lacambra and her husband Mark of Seattle, Wash. and their children Sophia and Jack, and Shauna Damboise and her husband David of Yarmouth and their children Madeline, Amelia, and Jake. She is also survived by her cousin Joanne Bresciani of Wellesley, Mass., who was like a sister to her. Jane was predeceased by her parents; and her siblings, Alice Dillingham and James R. Costello Sr.

Her family would like to thank Dr. Jennifer Palminteri of Chest Medicine Associates; her Comfort Keepers caregivers, especially Janice Ash and Farah Paradise, and the staff of Hospice of Southern Maine for their devotion and compassion.

Visiting hours honoring Jane’s life will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Sacred Heart/Saint Dominic Parish, 65 Mellen Street, Portland. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Avenue, Portland.

https://www.sunjournal.com/2019/01/28/jane-costello-welleha/
Posted January 28, 2019.2

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Jane Mary (Costello) Wellehan, Memorial ID 196407657,
    Birth: 29 July 1938, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
    Death: 25 January 2019, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
    Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 17 February 2021), memorial page for Jane Mary Costello Wellehan (29 Jul 1938–25 Jan 2019), Find a Grave Memorial no. 196407657, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA; Maintained by Graver (contributor 49649900).
    Parents Russell Hill Costello 1904–1993 Jane H Cassidy Costello 1901–1988
    Siblings Alice Ann Costello Dillingham 1931–2008 James Russell Costello 1934–2015,.
  2. [S2567] Jane Costello Wellehan, Sun Journal (Maine), https://www.sunjournal.com/2019/01/28/jane-costello-welleha/, 28 jan 2019. Hereinafter cited as Sun Journal (Maine).

Louis Bartlett Costello

M, #8596, b. 14 September 1876, d. 6 May 1959
Last Edited=15 Sep 2021
     Louis Bartlett Costello was born on 14 September 1876 at Wells, York Co., Maine.1 He married Sarah May Bracket, daughter of James S. Brackett and Flora Ella Russell, on 14 February 1900. Louis Bartlett Costello died on 6 May 1959 at Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine, at age 82.1 He was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine.1
     He graduated in 1898 at Bates College, Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine.

Wikipedia entry for Louis B. Costello:

Louis Bartlett Costello (September 14, 1876 – May 6, 1959) was an American banker and newspaper publisher who served as general manager and then president of The Lewiston Daily Sun and Lewiston Evening Journal in Lewiston, Maine. He began his career in journalism while still a student at Bates College and, by the end of his life, was a leading press figure in the state.

For nearly a half century, Costello was one of the most prominent members of the Lewiston-Auburn community. In addition to running its largest morning and afternoon papers, he was a longtime trustee of both Bates College and the Androscoggin County Savings Bank, serving as the latter institution's president from 1931 to 1939. He was an active Freemason and member of the United Baptist church.

Early life and education
Costello was born in Wells, Maine on September 14, 1876.[1] His father was Nicholas H. Costello (c. 1842–1885), a sea captain who drowned when Costello and his sister were young.[2][3][4] In 1889, his mother, Annie Hill Costello (1842–1927) remarried William S. Wells, a prominent York County lumberman who later served in the Maine House of Representatives.[4][5]

Costello attended Berwick Academy and gave an oration at the school's 1894 class day.[6][1] Thereafter he attended Bates College, where he was elected president of his senior class. He and Sadie Brackett, a fellow member of the class of 1898, wrote for The Bates Student.[7] He was also a competitive debater and, after graduation, would participate in organizing a chapter of Delta Sigma Rho on Bates' campus.[1][8] Costello and Brackett married in Lewiston on February 14, 1900 and had two children, Louise (b. 1902) and Russell (b. 1904).[9][10]

Career
Newspapers
In 1898, Lewiston publisher George W. Wood purchased the five-year old Lewiston Daily Sun, merging it with his weekly Maine Statesman, and hired Costello as the paper's business manager. Thanks largely to the arrival of Rural Free Delivery in the region, which allowed for wider distribution within the Lewiston-Auburn city and town area, circulation increased from around 2,000 copies per day to 8,000 over the following two decades.[10] In 1926, Wood acquired the Lewiston Evening Journal and promoted Costello to treasurer and general manager of the papers' publishing company.[1] Costello served in this position until Wood's death in 1945, when he took over as owner and president.[11] By this time, the Sun and Journal were the fourth and fifth most-read dailies in the state with circulations of 27,480 and 14,088, respectively.[12]

Costello was generally conservative in his management style.[13] He took interest in new technological developments, investing in a trained photography department in the 1930s, but strongly resisted the growth of non-print media, going as far as firing his general manager, Frank S. Hoy, when Hoy purchased the license for radio station WLAM without permission.[14][15] Though the Sun grew during an era of political domination by the Maine Republican Party and historically embraced an "independent Republican" label, Costello stressed the importance of journalistic objectivity to those who worked under him.[16][13] His papers gained a reputation for being socially progressive but not so much as to alienate readers averse to change.[10][13] Writing under the headline "A Leaf Out of My Notebook," he shared with Sun readers reports of his and Sadie's cross-country travels.[1] All the while, he remained devoted to his home state, with editorials focused on portraying local communities in a positive light.[13] During his tenure, he served for a time as president of the Maine Daily Newspaper Publishers Association and of the Maine Members of the Associated Press.[17][18][19]

Banking
Costello was named a trustee of Androscoggin County Savings Bank in 1916 and remained on the board until 1956.[1] Androscoggin was the largest savings bank by assets held centered in Lewiston and one of the largest in the state.[20] In 1931, Costello was elected president of the bank when incumbent William J. Crawshaw resigned due to ill health.[21][22] He served in this position for eight years, seeing it through the Great Depression, including its accepting of Emergency Banking Act aid in 1933.[1][23]

Civic life
Costello was a United Baptist, a designation common among Maine members of the Northern Baptist Convention into the twentieth century. He was a founding member of the Lewiston United Baptist Church. In the early 1920s, he served on the building committee for that congregation's now-demolished English Gothic home at the corner of Bates and Main streets, where Sadie taught religious school for many years.[1][24] In 1932, he was named second vice president of the Maine United Baptist Convention; that year, convention delegates passed resolutions praising the United States' involvement in the World Disarmament Conference and opposing repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.[25]

He was also a Freemason, having served as a past master of Rabboni Lodge No. 150 and as a member of the Knights Templar fraternal order.[1][10]

Later life and death
On June 15, 1952, in recognition of his achievements, including more than 30 years of service on Bates College's board of trustees, Costello was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by university president Charles Phillips.[7] Other recipients honored at the ceremony were New Jersey Governor Alfred E. Driscoll, financier Frank Altschul, filmmaker Louis de Rochemont, and clergyman Daniel A. Poling.[26]

After a period of prolonged illness, Costello died at Central Maine General Hospital on May 6, 1959. Following services at the Bates College chapel, he was buried in Riverside Cemetery, alongside his wife, who preceded him in death two years earlier.[1] In his will, he left $5,000 each (equivalent to $43,853 in 2019) to Bates and the Lewiston United Baptist Church.[27] As a result, the Costello Room in Bates' Chase Hall was named in his honor.[28]

His son, Russell, succeeded him as president of the Daily Sun company and oversaw the merger of The Sun and Evening Journal into the Sun Journal in 1989. Russell passed the presidency of the paper on to his son, James, upon his own death in 1993.[29] In 2017, the Costellos announced the sale of the Sun Journal to MaineToday Media owner Reade Brower.[30]

The Costello family home at 45 Campus Avenue was purchased by Bates College and provided office and student organization space for a number of years before being torn down in 2014. The site is currently occupied by the school's Bonney Science Center.[7][31]

References:
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2 "Drowned by Upsetting of His Carriage". Portland Daily Press. June 9, 1885. p. 1. Retrieved June 15, 2020 – via Chronicling America.
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5 "A Leading Citizen of Town of Wells". Biddeford Weekly Journal. June 9, 1916. p. 3. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
6 "Berwick's Class Day". The Boston Globe. July 3, 1894. p. 4. Retrieved May 24, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
7 Wellehan, Jane (November 15, 2017). "Bates Is A Family Tradition". The Bates Student. pp. 1, 6. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
8 McConville, Emily (Fall 2019). "A (Not So) Great Debate". Bates Magazine. pp. 26–31. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
9 "Brackett-Costello". The Lewiston Daily Sun. February 15, 1900. p. 8. Retrieved October 4, 2020 – via Google News Archive.
10 Hatch, Louis Clinton (1919). Maine: A History. 4. New York: The American Historical Society. pp. 164–165. OCLC 1101997. Retrieved October 22, 2020 – via Internet Archive.
11 "Louis B. Costello Dies; President of The Sun and The Journal in Lewiston, Me". The New York Times. Associated Press. May 7, 1959. p. 33. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
12 "Constantly Climbing". Bangor Daily News. October 15, 1945. p. 5. Retrieved October 4, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
13 "Pendexter, Faunce oral history interview". Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection. Interviewed by Meredith Gethin-Jones. Bates College. May 14, 1999. pp. 22–23. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
14 "Small Dailies 'Forget' Big Rivals". Editor & Publisher. Vol. 67 no. 50. April 27, 1935. Retrieved October 22, 2020 – via Internet Archive.
15 "Lemieux, Lional "Lal" oral history interview". Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection. Interviewed by Don Nicoll; Brian O'Doherty. Bates College. October 8, 1999. p. 23. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
16 "'Married' 37 Years Ago, Papers Still Competitive". Editor & Publisher. Vol. 95 no. 46. November 17, 1962. p. 65. Retrieved October 22, 2020 – via Internet Archive.
17 "Louis B. Costello; Maine Newspaper Publisher, 82, Dies". The Boston Globe. United Press International. May 7, 1959. p. 28. Retrieved May 24, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
18 "Maine Dailies Elect". Editor & Publisher. Vol. 59 no. 35. January 22, 1927. p. 48. Retrieved October 22, 2020 – via Internet Archive.
19 "Maine Newspaper Publishers and A. P. Members Re-Elect Officers". Editor & Publisher. Vol. 60 no. 36. January 28, 1928. p. X. Retrieved October 22, 2020 – via Internet Archive.
20 "Statement of Tax Assessments Against Banks". Bangor Daily News. Associated Press. November 12, 1931. p. 9. Retrieved October 3, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
21 "Crawshaw Retires As Androscoggin Bank Head". The Boston Globe. June 10, 1931. p. 11. Retrieved June 15, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
22 "Purely Personal". Editor & Publisher. Vol. 64 no. 5. June 20, 1931. p. 33. Retrieved October 22, 2020 – via Internet Archive.
23 "Seek To Iron Out Banking Difficulties". Bangor Daily News. Associated Press. March 20, 1933. pp. 1, 12. Retrieved October 3, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
24 "Mrs. L. B. Costello". Lewiston Daily Sun. April 16, 1957. p. 2. Retrieved October 22, 2020 – via Google News Archive.
25 "Baptist Group Hits Plan for Resubmission". Bangor Daily News. June 24, 1932. p. 18. Retrieved October 11, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
26 "Gov. Driscoll Gets Degree at Bates". The Philadelphia Inquirer. International News Service. June 16, 1952. p. 4. Retrieved June 16, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
27 "Bates to Benefit". Bangor Daily News. May 14, 1959. p. 20. Retrieved October 4, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
28 "In Memoriam: Jane Costello Wellehan". Bates Magazine. Fall 2019. p. 88. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
29 "Russell H. Costello, 88". The Boston Globe. Associated Press. June 10, 1993. p. 59. Retrieved June 15, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
30 Skelton, Kathryn (July 17, 2017). "Sun Journal sold to MaineToday Media owner Reade Brower". Sun Journal. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
31 Hubley, Doug (March 7, 2019). "Campus Construction Update: March 8, 2019". Bates College. Retrieved October 12, 2020.


Children of Louis Bartlett Costello and Sarah May Bracket

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Louis Bartlett Costello, Memorial ID 120721849,
    Birth: 14 September 1876, Wells, York County, Maine, USA
    Death: 6 May 1959, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
    Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 17 February 2021), memorial page for Louis Bartlett Costello (14 Sep 1876–6 May 1959), Find a Grave Memorial no. 120721849, citing Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA; Maintained by Maine 101 (contributor 47130320).
    Parents Nicholas H Costello unknown–1885 Annie Hill Wells 1842–1927
    Spouse Sarah May Brackett Costello 1874–1957 (m. 1900)
    Siblings Sadie May Costello Hanscom 1878–1956
    Children Louise Costello Wickman 1902–1990 Russell Hill Costello 1904–1993,.

Louise Costello

F, #8597, b. 27 May 1902, d. 9 December 1990
Last Edited=17 Feb 2021
Relationship
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
     Louise Costello was born on 27 May 1902 at Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine.1 She was the daughter of Louis Bartlett Costello and Sarah May Bracket. Louise Costello married Elis Johanes Wickman in 1925. Louise Costello died on 9 December 1990 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, at age 88.1 She was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, Orange Co., California.1
     As of 1925,her married name was Wickman.

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Louise (Costello) Wickman, Memorial ID 83314940,
    Birth: 27 May 1902, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
    Death: 9 December 1990, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
    Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, Orange County, California
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 17 February 2021), memorial page for Louise Costello Wickman (27 May 1902–9 Dec 1990), Find a Grave Memorial no. 83314940, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, Orange County, California, USA; Maintained by C. Bryan (contributor 46788769).
    Parents Louis Bartlett Costello 1876–1959 Sarah May Brackett Costello 1874–1957
    Spouse Elis Johanes Wickman 1899–1985 (m. 1925)
    Siblings Russell Hill Costello 1904–1993,.

Maureen Ann Costello

F, #8613
Last Edited=15 Sep 2021
Relationship
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
     Maureen Ann Costello is the daughter of James Russell Costello Sr. and Janice Callahan. Maureen Ann Costello married David Lincoln Wedge on 3 November 1990 at Maine.

Russell Hill Costello

M, #8599, b. 22 October 1904, d. 8 June 1993
Last Edited=22 Feb 2021
Relationship
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
     Russell Hill Costello was born on 22 October 1904 at Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine.1 He was the son of Louis Bartlett Costello and Sarah May Bracket. Russell Hill Costello married Jane H. Cassidy on 5 May 1928 at Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. Russell Hill Costello died on 8 June 1993 at Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine, at age 88.1 He was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Maine.1
     Sun Journal Newspaper - About Us (2018)

Sun Media Group’s origins date back to the May 20, 1847 publication of a weekly newspaper called the Lewiston Falls Journal.Dr. Alonzo Garcelon, later a governor of Maine, was one of the founders, along with William Waldron, a printer by trade. Francis Lane edited what started out as a literary journal, and subscriptions in that first year sold at $1.50.

In February 1857, the Journal published a 27-day run as a daily newspaper to cover the Auburn murder trial of George Knight, who was accused of stabbing his wife Mary while she slept at their home in Poland. It went into full-time daily publication in April 1861 under Nelson Dingley Jr., a former employee who had become owner and publisher in 1857.

The Civil War years gave the new Lewiston Daily Evening Journal added impetus as Lewiston-Auburn readers hungered for news of the turmoil wracking the nation. The community had grown rapidly in the industrial revolution and new textile mills were supplying uniforms to the North’s soldiers.

By the turn of the century, 70 percent of the community’s workforce were mill employees.

The Journal Magazine was added to the Saturday afternoon paper in the late 1890s, a literary venture that enjoyed great popularity almost 100 years later.

In the early days, the magazine circulated throughout New England and even to Washington, D.C. It was also in the 1890s — Feb. 20, 1893 — that a new paper was born in Lewiston-Auburn, The Lewiston Daily Sun, founded by Henry Wing of Lewiston.

Lewiston-Auburn was then a community of 40,000 people. The Sun, in a first-day editorial, had kind words for its competitor, but a few years later the competition for readers brought about an intense rivalry.

Neither paper lacked for news in the turbulent years that followed the Spanish-American War and World War I, but each paper continued to place a high priority on community news, sometimes throwing in dashes of gossip that made good conversation topics. The industrial base and population grew, and workers had a paper when they woke up in the morning and also when they left the mills in the afternoon.

George B. Wood became owner of The Sun in 1898 and, soon after, brought his nephew Louis B. Costello into the business as general manager.

The offices moved that year from Lisbon Street to 104 Park St. where Sun Media Group newspapers are still located.

In 1926, Wood and Costello bought the Journal from the Dingley family and moved the operation from the Dingley Building on Lisbon Street to the Park Street location.

L.B. Costello’s son, Russell H. Costello, joined the company as production manager in 1930. L.B. Costello inherited the paper when Wood died in 1945.

Russell H. Costello succeeded his father as president and publisher in 1959. He died in 1993.

His son, James R. Costello Sr., joined the company in 1952 and was named president and publisher in 1993. He died in 2015.

A fourth generation of Costellos, the children of James Sr., managed the company until 2017. James R. Costello Jr. as vice president, production; Stephen Costello, vice president, advertising and marketing; David Costello, vice president, technology; and Maureen Wedge, vice president, human resources.

Advances in computer technology brought an end to the “hot metal” linotype, or lead process, era beginning in 1971 and the newspapers have experienced constant change since then to improve and quicken writing, editing and production processes. By the end of the 1990s, Sun Journal editors were “paginating,” or composing, entire pages on computer screens and sending them directly to production.

The 1980s saw historic changes in the newspapers’ product. In October 1983, following an extensive study involving many employees, a new Sunday newspaper was born, called “Sunday/Sun Journal.”

The new product concentrated on providing news and features to readers in the Sun Media Group circulation area, putting emphasis on color photography and graphics.

On June 3, 1989, 128 years of rich tradition and history ended when the Journal merged with The Sun into a virtually new morning paper called the Sun Journal. Declining readership of the afternoon paper, brought about mainly by changing lifestyles and reader habits, were among causes for the merger.

The desire, according to Publisher James R. Costello Sr., was to make better use of staff while producing a better newspaper.

Prior to the merger, the Journal went through a redesign process that made greater use of color, becoming a trendsetter and award-winning paper among New England dailies.

The new Sun Journal, and its Sunday edition, stressed community news coverage within their circulation areas of Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties.

The Sun Journal has continued to be a leader in local news and, over the years, has received numerous awards for writing, investigative reporting, editorials, photography, graphic design and advertising as well as Maine and New England Newspaper of the Year awards.

The Sun Journal was also named one of the “World’s Best-Designed” newspapers and listed as one of the top ten in the United States by the Society of News Design in 2000.

The Sun Journal is one of Lewiston-Auburn’s largest employers and is committed to the economic and cultural improvement of the region it serves. Many of the company’s employees play an active role in service to their communities.

The company has focused on diversification efforts over the years. Several weekly newspapers, commercial printing and other print and web-based products were added to its portfolio to offer customers various options for receiving local news and information, as well as marketing their businesses.

A new name — Sun Media Group — was announced in 2007 to serve as an umbrella to unify the Sun Journal with all of the individual companies owned by the Costellos, including Sun Press, The Bethel Citizen, The Forecaster publications, Rumford Falls Times, Advertiser Democrat, The Franklin Journal, Livermore Falls Advertiser, The Rangley Highlander, The Penobscot Times, American Journal, Lakes Region Weekly, Maine Women Magazine, 95 North and My Gen.

On Aug. 1, 2017, Sun Media Group was sold to Reade Brower, a mid-coast media executive and entrepreneur who also owns MaineToday Media, which includes the Portland Press Herald, Waterville Sentinel and the Kennebec Journal. He is also the owner of Alliance Press, a commercial printing company in Brunswick, and publishes four weeklies in midcoast Maine: The Free Press in Rockland, The Courier-Gazette in Rockland, The Camden Herald and The Republican Journal in Belfast.

In 2016, Brower and Chris Harris, former president of Upper Valley Press in New Hampshire, purchased The Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus in Vermont.

When the Sun Media Group sale was announced, Brower said “these are landmark Maine institution newspapers. We’re really all excited about creating a family of newspapers in Maine that the community can rely on for news they can trust.”

https://www.sunjournal.com/aboutus/.2

Children of Russell Hill Costello and Jane H. Cassidy

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Russell Hill Costello, Memorial ID 120721733,
    Birth: 22 October 1904, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
    Death: 8 June 1993, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
    Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 17 February 2021), memorial page for Russell Hill Costello (22 Oct 1904–8 Jun 1993), Find a Grave Memorial no. 120721733, citing Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA; Maintained by Maine 101 (contributor 47130320).,.
  2. [S2571] Sun Journal Newspaper (Maine) - About Us, Sun Journal Newspaper (Maine), https://www.sunjournal.com/aboutus/, n/a, na. Hereinafter cited as Sun Journal Newspaper (Maine).

Stephen Costello

M, #8610
Last Edited=13 May 2021
Relationship
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
     Stephen Costello is the son of James Russell Costello Sr. and Janice Callahan. Stephen Costello married Mary Ellen Ciak on 7 June 1986 at St. Joseph 's Roman Catholic Church, Endicott, Broome Co., New York.

Carol Ann Cotterill

F, #1795, b. 25 April 1947, d. 3 August 2016
Last Edited=2 Feb 2021
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
8th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     Carol Ann Cotterill was born on 25 April 1947 at Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York.1 She was the daughter of Leslie Vernon Cotterill and Virginia Marie Reyna. Carol Ann Cotterill died on 3 August 2016 at Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, at age 69.

Citations

  1. [S891] Paul Bradley Purdy (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 27 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Glenn Edward Cotterill

M, #7224, b. 25 April 1895, d. 5 November 1962
Last Edited=10 Sep 2014
     Glenn Edward Cotterill was born on 25 April 1895 at New York. He married Hazel Marie Nickerson circa 1924. Glenn Edward Cotterill died on 5 November 1962 at age 67.

Child of Glenn Edward Cotterill and Hazel Marie Nickerson

Karen Marie Cotterill

F, #1797
Last Edited=31 Aug 1997
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
8th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     Karen Marie Cotterill is the daughter of Leslie Vernon Cotterill and Virginia Marie Reyna.

Leslie Vernon Cotterill

M, #1366, b. 31 December 1925, d. 31 January 1996
Last Edited=10 Sep 2014
     Leslie Vernon Cotterill was born on 31 December 1925 at Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York.1 He was the son of Glenn Edward Cotterill and Hazel Marie Nickerson. Leslie Vernon Cotterill married Virginia Marie Reyna, daughter of Albert Edward Reyna and Martha Aileen Brewer, on 28 September 1946 at Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York.2 Leslie Vernon Cotterill died on 31 January 1996 at Spring Hill, Hernando Co., Florida, at age 70. He was buried at Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, Plot: Lot 22 Section 97.

Children of Leslie Vernon Cotterill and Virginia Marie Reyna

Citations

  1. [S401] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 27 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S891] Paul Bradley Purdy (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 27 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Nancy Lee Cotterill

F, #1796
Last Edited=31 Aug 1997
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
8th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     Nancy Lee Cotterill is the daughter of Leslie Vernon Cotterill and Virginia Marie Reyna.

Jeffrey A. Cottrell1

M, #7181
Last Edited=29 Feb 2020
     Jeffrey A. Cottrell married Laurie Lynn Squires, daughter of Robert Gordon Squires and Anita Rae Nicely, on 21 June 1980 at Hennepin Co., Minnesota.1 Jeffrey A. Cottrell and Laurie Lynn Squires were divorced on 27 May 1981 at Hennepin Co., Minnesota.2

Citations

  1. [S2307] Minnesota, Marriage Collection, 1958-2001 about Laurie L Squires: Minnesota, Marriage Collection, 1958-2001
    Name: Laurie L Squires
    Gender: Female
    Birth Date: abt 1961
    Age: 19
    Spouse: Jeffrey A. Cottrell
    State: Minnesota

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. Minnesota, Marriage Collection, 1958-2001 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
    Original data: •Minnesota Department of Health. Minnesota Marriages, 1997-2001. Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota.
    •Minnesota Center for Health Statistics, Office of the State Registrar. Minnesota Marriage Index, 1958-1995. Minnesota Center for Health Statistics, Office of the State Registrar, St. Paul, Minnesota., Ancestry.com website, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota, Marriage Collection, 1958-2001.
  2. [S2308] Minnesota, Divorce Index, 1970-1995 about Laurie L Cottrell, online www.ancestry.com, Minnesota, Divorce Index, 1970-1995
    Name: Laurie L Cottrell
    Gender: Female
    Estimated birth year: abt 1961
    Age: 20
    Spouse Name: Jeffrey A Cottrell
    Gender: Male
    Estimated birth year: abt 1960
    Age: 21
    Divorce Date: 27 May 1981
    Divorce County: Hennepin

    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. Minnesota, Divorce Index, 1970-1995 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
    Original data: Minnesota Statewide Divorce Index, 1970-1995. St Paul, MN, USA: Minnesota Department of Health.. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota, Divorce Index, 1970-1995.

Nancy Ann Counts1

F, #5103, b. 1858, d. 1887
Last Edited=25 Jan 2020
Relationship
3rd great-grandmother of Terresa Ann Struck
     Nancy Ann Counts was born in 1858 at Reynolds, Reynolds Co., Missouri. She married William Thomas Christopher in 1874.1 Nancy Ann Counts died in 1887 at Jeff, Perry Co., Kentucky.
     Her married name was Christopher.1

Child of Nancy Ann Counts and William Thomas Christopher

Citations

  1. [S1705] Web site of Merrill and Sharon Sanders, online http://www.pilotindexpeak.com/. Hereinafter cited as Web site of Merrill and Sharon Sanders.