Lewis Hutcheon (1889 – 1963)

Name Lewis Hutcheon
Date of Birth 1889-04-01
Place of Birth  
Date of Marriage 1914
Date of Death 1963-09
Place of Death  
Son of
& of
Alexander Hutcheon
Helen Garvie
Name Hazel Towel
Date of Birth  
Place of Birth  
Place of Marriage  
Date of Death  
Place of Death  
Daughter of
& of
George N Towel md


Name D.o.b Place of Birth D.o.d Place of Death Date of Marriage Spouse
Barbara 1915-03-25 Fort Fairfield ME Winkler
Mary Dolly 1917-10-25 Andover, NB   Bean
James 1919-04-11          
George 1922-04-04      
From Robert Osgood's The Hutcheons in Canada:

Lewis:born April 1, 1889 in Canada and was baptized in the Colony church. He died Sept 1963. He was 7 when his Mother died and moved to Maine with his father.

In later years his Canadian born children were able to obtain “derivative Citizenship” in the United States because Marian Canon signed an affidavit saying that he was seen working with his father on the Isaac Canant farm near Fort Fairfield Maine in 1905-06 at the age of 17. According to the affidavit they were in some what “straightened circumstances”.

He started his schooling at the age of 10 in 1899 in Fort Fairfield and finished High School at Bucksport Maine in 1913 with honors at the age of 23. Unknown is who paid for his education.

While at school he meet Hazel Towel daughter of George N. Towel M.D. They were married the next year in 1914. Upon graduation he went to Philadelphia to work for the American Fruit growers and later transferred to Boston. They moved to Fort Fairfield Maine in 1915 to work for C.A. Powers a potato broker. Next year in 1916 they moved to Perth New Brunswick to work for Guy G. Porter also a potato broker. Their last move was July 1928 when they left New Brunswick and returned to Maine to work for Leonard Crosset and Riley in Presque Isle.

He retired at age 72 in 1961 and in 1963 in failing health he and Hazel moved to Rockville, Connecticut to a new home near his family. He never moved in as he had a stroke as the furniture was being unloaded and he was taken to the Rockville hospital where he passed away.

Lewis was living in Andover N.B. in 1926 when his Uncle James died. Lewis then inherited James’ farm in the colony. The farm was operated by a family that was supposed to pay the taxes and deliver fire wood to their home in Presque Isle in payment for the farm. Dolly, Lewis’ daughter, remembers that not one stick was delivered but in time the farm was deeded to the family by Lewis.

Note: It was mentioned before that the family landed in Canada on May 24 1889. However, since the family states that Helen was pregnant with Lewis while on ship and Lewis was born in Canada on April 1 1889, it seems clear that the landing date must be incorrect. The landing date, therefore, may be March 24 1889.

Lewis and Hazel had 4 children:

Barbara Winkler born in Fort Fairfield Maine March 25, 1915

Mary (Dolly) Bean born in Andover New Brunswick October 25, 1917

James born in Andover New Brunswick April 11, 1919

George born in Andover New Brunswick April 4, 1922