Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dot Wotton (April 13, 1913 - September 14, 2011)

Dot was born Frances Rose Trundy on April 13, 1913 on the Hamm Road Family Farm in Frankfort, Waldo County, Maine.  She was the first child of Walter Ford Trundy and Frances Edna (Larrabee) Trundy.  Her 3rd great grand father Peter Smith from Danbury, New Hampshire fought in the Revolutionary war.  A 5th great grand father was John Emmerson who was installed as the first town minister of New Castle, New Hampshire in 1703.

She worked at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine and Meister’s Nursing Home in Brooks, Maine.  She worked as a midwife for Dr. Jewell in Brooks until the war.  Then she took up lining pipes with asbestos at Bath Iron Works in Maine.  She was a private duty care nurse and probably best known as the Librarian of the Waldo Pierce Reading Room in Frankfort until she was 85.

Dot married Will Reginald Lane who fought in WW1 for Company L, 42 Infantry and died in 1942.  In 1945 she married Harold Wotton who also worked at Bath Iron Works during the war.

Her step sons must have really enjoyed visiting because two of them married girls from the neighborhood.

Dot you will not be forgotten, keep the light on.

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