So, my buddy Dave and I went to Maine for the stated purpose of visiting Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, lobster, and beer. Anyone, of course, with an ounce of Maine in them would prononce the last bit as: “Bahabah, lobstah, and beeah”. Along the way Dave was kind enough to allow me to indulge in some Wainer Maine genealogy.
Our first genealogy stop was ‘the island’. Specifically 18 1/2 Island Ave, Fairfield ME. This specific place, unfortunately, does not exist anymore, but I was able to visit the island itself and the approximate location of the home of my Wainer grandparents and their children. My pictures didn’t turn out so well, but here’s a satellite view of the island
Our next stop was the Maplewood Cemetary in Fairfield to visit the graves of Stephen and Dorothy Wainer and their son Stephen J Wainer. I am named for both my Uncle Stephen and his son.
On our way to St. Francis Cemetary in Waterville, ME to visit the graves of my grandparents, Dave and I stumbled upon Lawrence High School where all the Wainer children went.
And finally, after a very long, hot search we finally found my grandparents Annie and William Wainer. ( for future searchers, they are in the back of the cemetery) We were also able to find the grave of my Aunt Florence. I tried to clean up her marker as best I could and you can, unfortunately, tell that my skills as a photographer are minimal at best.