Louis Fremont Lougee, my second great-grandfather, was born February 27, 1856 in Parsonsfield, York County, Maine to Gilman Lougee and Sarah Phoebe Sanborn.
The youngest of nine children with five elder brothers(John E. (1836-1878), Gilman B. (1838-1846), Enoch w. (1840-1910), Gilman E. (1850-1876), Edward E. (1853-?)) and three elder sisters (Lucy S. (1842-1871), Susan L. (1845-1862), Olive Sarah (1848-1877) – one brother (Gilman B.) that died before his birth. His ancestors on both sides founded the towns of Sanbornton, NH and Parsonsfield, ME.
His Lougee ancestor that came over from the Isle of Jersey to the colonies, did so as a French Huguenot refugee.
In 1860, the census for Parsonsfield, York, Maine has him listed at age 4.
On November 26, 1881, Louis married Elvira May Smith in Douglas, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Ebenezer Trumbull Smith & Phoebe Foy. Elvira was the granddaughter of Nathaniel Green Smith, one of the Revolutionary War triplets. She was the second born and only daughter to Ebenezer & Phoebe with four brothers – Charles L, 1850, Elivra May 1857, Edgar T. 1859, Elmer Rawson 1862, Stephen G. 1864.
Elvira gave Louis six children. Olive May, my great-grandmother, in 1883, Esther Phoebe in 1887, Gilman Ebben in 1889, Louis Lester, 1891, Leon Everett in 1896 and Kenneth Whiton in 1899.
In 1900, the census has the family living in Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut. In 1910, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, they are in New London, Connecticut. He was listed as a carpenter and mechanic in the various census. Below is the house the family lived in while in New London.
According to Find-a-Grave, he died in 1924 and was buried in Waterford, New London County, Connecticut. The grave of his wife, Elvira, was laid beside him when she died in 1927.