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Burnham Emery Sewell

Willa M. Stewart 3184

  • Born: 16 June 1900, Linneus, Aroostook County, Maine 3180,3181,3182
  • Marriage: Burnham Emery Sewell 25 December 1922 in Linneus, Aroostook County, Maine 3173
  • Died: 12 March 1989, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine at age 88 3181,3182,3183
  • Buried: After 12 March 1989, Lincoln, Penobscot County, Maine at West Broadway Cemetery 3181,3182


Bangor Daily News
Bangor, Maine
Tuesday, March 14, 1989
p. 6

Mrs. Burnham E. Sewell

Willa (Stewart) Sewell, 88, wife of the late Dr. Burnham E. Sewell, died March 12, 1989, at a Bangor hospital.

She was born at Linneus, June 16, 1900, the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Adams) Stewart. She attended grade schools in Linneus. She graduated from Ricker Classical Institute, Houlton, in 1918, and Nasson College, Springvale in 1922 as a home economics major.

On Dec. 25, 1922, she was married to Dr. Burnham E. Sewell and came to Lincoln to live. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, U.C.C., of Lincoln. She taught Sunday school for several years, was leader of the Youth Fellowship Group at the church, was a member of the Ladies Guild for over 50 years and a past president and member of its advisory board. She was a member and past matron of the Lincoln Chapter No. 112, O.E.S., serving as its treasurer for several years and was also a member of the O.E.S. Finance Committee. Mrs. Sewell and her husband were instrumental in organizing the Rainbow for Girls in Lincoln in 1949 and served on the advisory board for 25 years. She received the Grand Cross of Color. She was a member and past president of the Lee Literary Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary Carolyn) G. Bacon of Hampden and Mrs. Fletcher (Florence) W. Lindsay of Portland; five grandchildren, Dr. Judith Willa Bacon of Morgantown, W. Va., George Sewell Bacon of Beverly Hills, Fla., Fletcher W. Lindsay, II of Portland, Brian Sewell Lindsay of Portland and Sandra Jean Lindsay of Portland; four great-grandchildren, Mary Ellen Katrina Bacon of Lecanto, Fla., David Burnham Bacon Williams of Morgantown, W. Va., Nicole Ann Lindsay of Portland and Kayla Marie Lindsay of Portland; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clay, Stevens & Clay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lynn Bujnak officiating. Spring burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Dr. Burnahm E. Sewell Memorial Scholarship Fund. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.


Willa married Burnham Emery Sewell 25 December 1922 in Linneus, Aroostook County, Maine.3173 (Burnham Emery Sewell was born 28 June 1896 in Rockland, New Brunswick, Canada,3175,3176,3177,3178 died 26 February 1979 in Lincoln, Penobscot County, Maine 3176,3178,3179 and was buried after 26 February 1979 in Lincoln, Penobscot County, Maine at West Broadway Cemetery 3176,3178.)

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