Charles - Pierce - Warren Homestead

1271 Pequawket Trail

Pierce-Warren House from a photograph 1895 - 1905

The Warren Homestead, Steep Falls, is a comfortable and roomy farmhouse built about 100 years ago, which is within a few rods of the dividing line between Baldwin and Standish.

This home has sheltered four generations of the Warren family and is now owned and occupied by Mr. & Mrs. Henry Warren and makes an ideal home for their family of growing girls and boys of which there are six.

Benjamin Warren, father of Henry, died a few years ago, and his widow makes her home here. About three years ago her daughter-in-law died, leaving three small children, one of them an infant, and Mrs. Warren felt the call of duty so strongly that she went to the home of her son to care for the children and assist in the housework.

The most of the time a girl was hired for the kitchen work but for a year and a half Mrs. Warren has done the general housework with the assistance of the two older grand-daughters, aged about 12 and 14.

Mrs. Warren's maiden name was Emma Maria Davis and she was born in South Standish in 1843 and was married to Benjamin Warren in 1863. She has been very lame from rheumatism in the hip for ten years and the amount of work she does is remarkable for a woman of her age and burdened as she is with lameness, but her constant good nature and the cheerful view she makes of life help her over many a hard place.

She is the mother of three children, Henry who lives on the home place, Samuel of Baldwin, and Mrs. Lilla Chick of South Poland.

Copied from the Lewiston Journal, April 12, 1911
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