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Richard Lee Wallingford

Richard Lee Wallingford

Male 1925 - 2006  (80 years)

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  • Name Richard Lee Wallingford 
    Born 5 Oct 1925  Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    MILF
    Occupation Logging and sawmill operation 
    Residence 25 Apr 1930  Perkins Ridge Road, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _MILT
    • AVCAD United States Navy-World War II
    Died 3 Sep 2006  Bingham, Somerset County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Buried Robinson Memorial Cemetery, Moscow, Somerset County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Latitude: 45° 4’ 1.93” N-Longitude: 69° 53’ 19.332” W
    Notes 
    • Richard L. Wallingford

      Tuesday, September 5, 2006
      BINGHAM - Richard L. Wallingford, 80, one of the best-known draft horseman in the United States, had his time in the ring run out on Sunday, Sept. 3.

      Dick had some of the most beautiful teams of horses that ever existed, and traveled the country competing at country fairs and community events. He and his horses still hold the worlds record for the largest load ever pulled by a two-horse team. He was one of the founders of the Maine Draft Horse and Ox Association.

      He was also involved for many years in the local community. He was the master Mason of the Bingham Lodge, Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Kora Shrine Temple. He served for many years on the SAD 13 school board, often as chair.

      He ran a successful logging and sawmill operation in West Forks for more than 45 years, but will long be remembered for his large beautiful horses and his ability to handle them in such a skillful manner.

      He invented and marketed the first aluminum hames for draft horses, and ended up managing many pulling events during his later years. He also co-founded Wallingford's Inc., an international wholesale logging supply distribution company.

      He was raised, as one of five children, at Perkins Ridge in Auburn, son of John and Bessie Wallingford, on a successful family apple orchard farm. He served in the Navy during World War II as a pilot and attended both the University of North Carolina and Yale.

      He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Winnie. They raised four children, who now have fine families of their own, Linda and her husband, Jim West, of Bingham; three sons, spouses and five grandchildren, Dick Jr. and his wife, Elaine Wallingford, of Rockwood; one son and two daughters, spouses and two grandchildren, Diane Wallingford of Jacksonville, Fla. and her son, daughter and her husband, John Wallingford of Oakland and his two daughters, spouses and five grandchildren.

      He was predeceased by his grandson, Gabriel Wallingford; his daughter-in-law, Ann Wallingford; his two sisters, Arlene Hawkins of Auburn and Jane Michaud of Northridge, California; and his brothers, Eugene and Ivan.
    Person ID I1015  Reed
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2018 

    Father John Gowell Wallingford,   b. 10 Aug 1895, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1965, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Bessie Marie Fowler,   b. 10 Nov 1897, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1975, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1920  Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Documents
    John Wallingford and Bessie Fowler
    John Wallingford and Bessie Fowler
    marriage record
    Family ID F163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Myrtle Winona Brown,   b. 4 Jan 1926,   d. Aft 3 Sep 2006  (Age > 80 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1944  Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. (Living) Wallingford
     2. (Living) Wallingford
     3. (Living) Wallingford
     4. (Living) Wallingford
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Oct 1925 - Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 25 Apr 1930 - Perkins Ridge Road, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Oct 1944 - Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Sep 2006 - Bingham, Somerset County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Robinson Memorial Cemetery, Moscow, Somerset County, Maine Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Headstone, 26Aug2018.

    2. [S15] Social Security Death Index, U.S. Social Security Administration.

    3. [S39] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), ED 1-1, Sheet 22A, Dwelling 289, Family 829, John G. Wallingford household.

    4. [S126] Obituary, 5Sep2006.

    5. [S103] “Maine Marriage Records, 1705-1922”, 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 58.

    6. [S42] Maine Marriages, 1892-1996, Ancestry.com, (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, USA, 2003).