Franklin Ormand Peters

1909 Brewer, Maine 1962 Bangor, Maine



Continuation of tree (7th child of John Pitre/Harriett Arceneau); all known surname descendants:

                 9        Franklin Ormand Peters  b: 5 January 1909  Brewer, Penobscot, ME; d: 16 October 1962  Bangor, Penobscot, ME

                                   +Ila Alice Boynton  b: 24 October 1913  Patten, Penobscot, ME; m: 1 September 1930  [Charles Guy/Ellen McNally]; d: 18 September 2007  Ellsworth, Penobscot, ME

                             10         Franklin O. Peters  b: Abt. 1931  Maine; d: Aft. October 1962  Littleton, MA

                                            +Catherine A. King    m: 3 January 1953  Maine

                                           *2nd Wife of Franklin O. Peters:

                                            +Elisabeth ---

                             10         Priscilla A. Peters  b: Abt. 1933  Maine; d: 1 May 2016  Plattsburg, NY

                                            +Fred Walton    m: 16 April 1955  Maine

                             10         Stanley F. Peters  b: 1936  Maine; d: 27 August 2017  Winthrop, Kennebec, ME

                                            +Eleanor M. King    m: 16 October 1954  Maine



Notes for Franklin Ormand Peters:


- 1940 Blue Hill, Hancock, Maine:  Franklin O. Peters 31 [$3000 house value] manager/restaurant, wife Ila A. 26, Franklin O. Jr. 8, Priscilla A. 7, Stanley F. 4.


Obituary:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Wednesday, 17 October 1962:  Franklin O. Peters - The death of Franklin O. Peters, 56, occurred Tuesday in a local hospital.  He was born in South Brewer, the son of John and Harriett (Burns) Peters.  He was manager of food and beverages for the Azure Tides Hotel, Sarasota Beach, Fla.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ila Peters, Bangor; a daughter, Mrs. Priscilla Walton, Plattsburg, N.Y.; two sons, Franklin O. Peters Jr., Littleton, Mass., and Stanley Peters, Winthrop, Mass.; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Kelleher Funeral Home, 119 Cedar Street.  Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Tombstone Inscription, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor:   Lord / have / mercy / Franklin O. Peters / 1909 - 1962 / his wife / Ila Boynton / 1913 - 2007


Notes for Ila Alice Boynton:

Obituary:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Friday, 21 September 2007:  (photo) Ila (Boynton) Peters.  Ellsworth - Ila (Boynton) Peters, 93, wife of the late Franklin Peters, died Sept. 18, 2007, at an Ellsworth health care facility.  She was born Oct. 24, 1913, in Patten, the daughter of Charles and Ellen (McNally) Boynton.  She moved to Bangor with her parents when she was four.  While attending John Baptist Memorial High School, she worked holidays at Freese'e Department Store behind the candy counter.  It was at Freese's that Ila met her future husband, who was a buyer for several departments in the store.  After Ila and Franklin were married, they owned and operated Elmwood Restaurant and Hotel, Blue Hill, before World War II.  After the war, they bought a home in Holden, where Ila owned and operated Ila's Take Out Diner.  Later Franklin and Ila were employed by Grand Hotel, Mackinack Island, Mich., to manage their lunch bar and nightclub, for three seasons.  After that, they moved to Florida and managed the 19th Hole Restaurant for the Beach Club Hotel.  After her husband's death in 1962, Ila went to work at Smith College, North Hampton, Mass., as a chef for 20 years.  During this time she spent her summers at her cottage on George's Pond, Franklin, where she retired in 1982, at the age of 69.  Ila remained a resident of Franklin until she moved to the Meadows, Ellsworth, in September 2002.  Ila was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellsworth, and a member of the Golden Age Group at St. Joseph.  Ila is survived by two sons, Franklin Peters Jr. and his wife, Elisabeth, of Holland, Pa., and Stanley Peters of Winthrop, Mass.; a daughter, Priscilla Walton of Tampa, Fla., 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, Crystal-Lynne; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She will also be greatly missed by a dear friend, Brenda Duggan.  In addition to her husband, Ila was predeceased by a granddaughter, Susan Gulla, six sisters and two brothers.  Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Ellsworth.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellsworth, with the Rev. Scott Mower, celebrant.  Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor.



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Last updated:  25 November 2020.