Salvas, Joseph Jovite (“J.J.”)
(1895-1970) J.J. Salvas was a major producer, director and actor in french-language plays in and around Biddeford for 40 years. Began working with the actor Walter Perkins, and struck off on own in 1908. He produced his last play in 1947. See exhibit at Biddeford History + Heritage Project. See also Salvas-Coulombe Theatre Collection (MS49). Obit BJ 07/13/1970.

Sandler, Marion Osher
(1930-2012) Born and raised in Biddeford to parents Samuel and Leah Osher, Marion O. Sandler followed the family legacy of excelling in both business and philanthropy. She was a ground-breaking female finance executive; first as a high-ranking Wall Street analyst in the 1950’s and 1960’s, and then again as one of the first women to become a chief executive of a Fortune 500 company–Golden West (World Savings Bank). With her husband, Herb Sandler, she started both Golden West and later the Sandler Foundation, a philanthropy notable for founding ProPublica and supporting numerous other nonprofit organizations. The Sandlers lived in California and raised two children, a son and a daughter. Obit in New York Times, 06/05/2012, p.B9. See also: Time Magazine 03/20/1972, p.83.

Sands, George L.
Editor of the Daily Record. Obit BJ 02/01/1912.

Sands, Nathan
Of Biddeford, age 63. Obit U & J 12/03/1851, p.3 c.1.

Sands, Paul C.
(1828-1905) Home at 175 Portland Road, Saco. Butcher, auctioneer and trader. Obit BWJ 04/14/1905, p.7 c.5.

Sargeant, Simeon (Captain)
Of Saco, age 58. Obit U & J 04/18/1851, p.3 c.2.

Savage, Alfred
Died in prison at Thomaston, 05/13/1908. Murderer of Rose Vincent in 1878. Complete story of trial, BWJ 05/15/1908, p.8.

Sawtelle, Edward E.
(d. 1931) Photographer, proprietor of “Sawtelle’s Studio” in Union Block. City directories show him as photographer at 98 Main Street, Biddeford from 1882 through 1896. In 1909 established summer studio in York, then went to Southern Pines, North Carolina. Wife died there. See BWJ 03/25/1921, p.8 c.1 or BDJ 03/22/1921, p.8 c.4. Obit in BDJ 06/03, 1931, p.2.

Sawyer, Abner (Captain)
Deceased 11/15/1823. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.93.

Sawyer, Charles W.
Death notice of Charles W. Sawyer of Saco, aged 42. Had been in lumber business 20 years and was well known. U & J 02/05/1858, p.3 c.3.

Sawyer, Frank H.
(1850-1918) Born in father’s home (Dr. Sawyer) corner of Jefferson & Center Streets, and died in same house. Obit 04/19/1918, p.2 c.3.

Sawyer, James (Doctor)
(1822-1901) Surgeon in Civil War. Excerpts from diary give picture of Biddeford business in 1849 (BWJ 05/24/1918, p.7 c.4). Obit BWJ 12/20/1901, p.7 c.7. Picture of house at time when it was torn down in 1939 in Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.25.

Sawyer, John Quincy
(1841-1916) Saco merchant. Obit BWJ 12/22/1916, p.8 c.4.

Scamman, Henry
(1831-1893) Father was banker Geo. Scamman. Went to California in 1850 during Gold Rush at age of 19. Became wealthy and returned to Saco in 1881 where he married Francisca, daughter of Dr. John Allen of Saco. Thereafter lived in Saco making annual trips to California to look after business interest. Had a daughter, Edith. Obit gives family history – 08/11/1893, p.3 c.2.

Scamman, James (Colonel)
(1741-1804) Description of gravestone in old Saco cemetery near Pepperell Park. BWJ 09/13/1907, p.2 c.3.

Scamman, Nathaniel (Captain)
Died at Saco on 03/23/1810 buried on Sunday. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.16.

Scamman, Samuel (Deacon)
Died 12/10/1825. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.106.

Scammon, Joseph
Died 03/01/1826. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.109.

Scammon, Nathaniel Lewis
Son of Benj. Scammon of High Street, Saco, age 28. Died of cholera in California. Buried from office of Samuel Brannan in San Francisco. U & J 01/10/1851, p.3 c.2.

Scammon, Nicholas
Of Saco, age 71. U & J 05/16/1851, p.2 c.6.

Scammon, Thomas W. (Colonel)
Portland Rd. Saco, died age 63. U & J 06/09/1852, p.3 c.1.

Library has scrapbooks documenting Biddeford and the library.

Seavey, Albert B.
(1855-1911) Born in Kennebunkport. Came to Saco in 1884. Had sewing machine, bicycles and musical instruments. BDJ 12/13/1911, p.5 c.1-3.

Seidel, J. Henry
(1871-1921) Born in Saco. Had drug store in Masonic Block in Biddeford. BWJ 04/29/1921, p.7 c.4.

Seidel, Mary E.
Substitute teacher (PHOTOGRAPH), from Souvenir of the Biddeford Public Schools (1901).

Seymour, Charles
Pioneer in motion picture field. Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.24.

Shannon, Charles W. (Professor)
Celebrates 50th year as organist of First Parish Church, Saco. Sketch of career, BDJ 12/12/1914 p.5 (also BWJ 12/18/1914). Plays at dedication of memorial window to his mother in Baptist church. Window was gift of Col. Richard C. Shannon, BWJ 12/21/1917, p.8 c.4-7.

Shannon, Richard C. (Doctor)
Of Saco, died with Palsy 04/26/1828. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.117.

Shannon, Richard Cutts (Colonel)
(1839-1920) Officer in Civil War. Returned from South America07/17/1884. President of 5th Maine Regiment Assoc., and Officer in it during war. BWJ 05/08/1889. Genealogy and history of career, BWJ 04/26/1901, p.7 c.5. Dies age 81, in Brockport, NY (BWJ 10/08/1920 p.7-8 & 10/15/1920, p.1). “Will leaves $265, 000 to brother Charles W. Shannon, $10,000 to Thornton” BDJ 10/12/1950 in 30 Years Ago Today column.

Shannon, Thomas W. (Colonel)
Aged 63 years, died at home on Portland Road, Saco 07/07/1852. Union 06/09/1852, p.3 c.1.

Shaw, Charles Albert
(1831-1909) Mayor of Biddeford at end of Civil War, 1865-66. Born in Sanford, son of Samuel Madison Shaw (whose brother was Timothy Shaw Sr.). Both Charles A. & Timothy Jr. were grandsons of General Timothy Shaw, of Shaw’s Ridge, Sanford (See sketch in Emery’s History of Sanford, p.500-505.) Married in Salem, Mass. 02/11/1856 to Sophie Priest “both of Biddeford”, U & J 02/22/1856, p.3 c.5. Owned 5 newspapers in Maine. Friend of Artemus Ward and P.T. Barnum. President of Consolidated Collar Co., of U.S. While mayor appointed Counsel to Russia. In 1867 spent year in Paris. History of friendship with Artemus Ward, Biddeford Scrapbook #6 p.25. Sketch of life in Boston Globe, reprinted in BWJ 09/29/1905, p.7 c.1-3. Obit BWJ 01/15/1909, p.7 c.3. Reminiscence of Shaw Sewing Machines BWJ 10/19/1917, p.7 c.1-2.

Shaw, David C.
Obit JT 04/29/1981, p.2.

Shaw, Jeremiah G.
(1845-1935) Born in Sanford, son of Timothy Shaw Jr. Came to Biddeford in 1864. Bought James R. Clark’s advertising business including sewing machines on hand. He was treasurer and agent of Ne Plus Ultra Collar Co. 1871-1872. Obit BDJ 04/12/1935, p.1 + 4. Namesake of the schooner Jere G. Shaw which was built at White’s Wharf in Biddeford. Obit BDJ 04/12/1935, p.1 + 4. Member of School Committee (PHOTOGRAPH), from Souvenir of the Biddeford Public Schools (1901).

Shaw, Joseph H.
(1835-1907) Pattern maker, resided on Maple Street, Saco. Born in Monmouth, Maine. Enlisted in Biddeford in Neal Dow regiment in 1862, and was lieutenant in a “colored regiment” in the Civil War. Obit BWJ 08/02/1907, p.2 c.1-2.

Shaw, Timothy Jr.
(1817-1892) Born in Sanford, came to Biddeford in October 1865 as treasurer of Shaw & Clark (until 1867). City Treasurer 1868-1872. His father, Gen. Timothy Shaw (1783-1870) was Charles A. Shaw’s paternal uncle. Father of Jere G. Shaw. Life sketch in York County History, facing p.192, also Emery’s History of Sanford, p.501. Obit BWJ 12/16/1892, p.3 c.3.

Shaw, William E.
(1883-1965) Home at 257 South Street. Manager of Central Maine Power Company for many years. Obit BJ 04/20/1965, p.2 c.2.

Shehan, James R.
(1839-1904) Home at 21 Oak Street. Born in Kennebunkport, came to Biddeford as a boy and worked in Pepperell and Laconia Mills. Obit BWJ 01/15/1904, p.1 c.1.

Shepley, John
Of Saco, died age 70. U & J 02/20/1857, p.3 c.1 & 4.

Shevenell, Israel
(1826-1912) Known as the first of Franco-American immigrants to Biddeford; walked to this town from Canada in 1845. See Hendrickson’s Quiet Presence, p.34. Biographical sketch/story of coming to Biddeford in 1845, see Biddeford Scrapbook #6 p.21. Married 2nd wife (a Landry of Boom Rd, Saco) 5 months after death of first (BWJ 10/29/1897, p.1 c.5).

Simard, Charles L.
(1849-1922) Home at 51 Alfred Street. Born in Canada, came to Biddeford in 1864. Obit BWJ 05/19/1922, p.8 c.4.

Simpson, Albert B. (Reverend)
(1844-1919) Missionary money-raiser at Old Orchard. Died at age of 75, 10/29. Obit BWJ 10/31/1919, p.7 c.4.

Simpson, Benjamin
(1755-1849) Attended Boston Tea Party in 1773. Account furnished to Folsom written by Simpson. Came to Saco in 1781, began clearing estate 1790. Died aged 94. Union 03/30/1849, p.2.

Simpson, Eben
(1828-1901) Harness maker, set up business in Biddeford in 1848. Chief engineer of Fire Department 1859-1871. Was prime mover in purchase of first steam fire engines. Harness shop in Washington Street was center of crowd of jokers: for stories see BWJ 11/25/1921 p.7 c.2-5. Grandfather (Benjamin) was a member of the Boston Tea Party.

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