Llewellyn, Hattie and Effie Sargent (PEO.36)
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Captain Llewellyn Jasper Sargent, Hattie Forhan Sargent and Effie Sargent Parker
Captain Llewellyn Jasper Sargent ; born Apr. 23, 1852 in Sedgwick, Maine, died Apr. 14, 1931 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Obituary from the Portsmouth Herald, Wednesday, April 15, 1931, page 11.
Capt. Sargent, Master Mariner, dies at age of 78. Commanded steamships between New York and Porto Rico for many years. Last work on S.S. Dorothy Bradford.
Excerpts from the announcement of his death; He died at the Portsmouth hospital on Tuesday night as the result of a hip fracture sustained in a fall at his home three weeks ago. He was a native of Sedgwick, Me. and the son of Jasper N. and Abbie Byard Sargent. He followed the sea from early manhood and was for several years in command of steamships of the New York and Porto Rico Steamship Co. operating between New York and Porto Rico during which he became acquainted with many prominent people of this country, including the late President Theodore Roosevelt and his daughter, Mrs. Nicholas Longworth.
Capt. Sargent retired 15 years earlier and moved from New York to this city [Portsmouth]. He then went to work for the Cape Cod Steamship Company assigned to command the steamship Dorothy Bradford running daily during the summer between Boston and Provincetown. Capt. Sargent was an expert navigator as a result of his experience commanding many of the leading sailing vessels along the coast. He was held in high esteem by every man who ever served in the crew of any ship of which he had command.
In 1873 Captain Sargent married Miss Hattie (Harriet) E. Forhan who survived him along with their daughter, Mrs. Albert Parker of this city; two grand-daughters, Frances Parker of Hartford, Conn. And Edith Parker of this city; one grandson, Lieut. Charles A. Parker, U.S.N. and one great-grandson; also three brothers, Benjamin and Fred Sargent both of Sedgwick and Charles Sargent of Montana. He was a member of Eggemoggin Lodge, No. 128, A.F. & M of Sedgwick.
Hattie (Harriet) Forhan Sargent; born Apr. 14, 1855 in Brooklin, Maine, died Aug. 21, 1945 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Hattie’s father, sea captain Michael Forhan, was born in Nova Scotia and lost his life at sea in 1870. Her mother was Margaret Allen of Sedgwick, Maine. Michael and Margaret were married Oct. 29, 1851 and they settled in Brooklin, Maine where Hattie was born.
Hattie and Llewellyn Sargent were married in Sedgwick on September 28, 1873 and they had a daughter, Effie. Hattie died in Portsmouth, N.H., at the age of 90.
Effie Reed Sargent, the only child of Llewellyn and Hattie Sargent, was born September 11, 1875 in Sargentville, Maine and in 1896 she married Albert Currier Parker of Sedgwick, the son of Captain James Ahira Parker and Francena Delores Currier Parker.
At the time of their marriage Effie was a school teacher and Albert worked as a locomotive engineer for the Boston and Maine Railroad. They lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and had four children, Frances, born May 24, 1897, Charles Albert, born Nov. 7, 1899, Margaret Lois, born Feb. 11, 1914 and Edith born Dec. 16, 1916.
Effie died in 1958 and is buried alongside her husband and daughters Frances H. S. Parker and Margaret Lois Parker in the Harmony Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth.
This home on Maple Ave, completed on 1878, belonged to Llewellyn and Hattie Sargent who called it Starboard Watch. In a letter to Abby Neese, Effie Sargent Parker said, she was born “in the front corner room of The Sargent House on Sept. 11, 1874. She went on to say that it was her home until Oct. 1, 1878 when her parents Llewellyn and Hattie moved to their new house.”1 In 1905 the home was sold to Charles Babson.
1 Neese, Abby, Sargentville. Lest We Forget, Lincoln County Publishing Company, Newcastle, Me.,1994, page 41