Benjamin H. Fernald
Thos. W. Herringshaw (ed.), Local and National Poets of America 856
(Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1890)
George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine
646 (Portland, Maine: Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888):
Born July 10, 1841, in Exeter, Me. Educated in the
common schools, supplemented by a few terms at East Corinth Academy,
Levant High School and Gould's Academy, Bethel, under the tuition
of his cousin, now President of the State College at Orono—M.C.
Fernald. Benjamin afterwards received instruction at Kent's Hill
and at Edward Little Institute, entering Bowdoin College in 1865.
Illness prevented the completion of his course. He partially recovered
his health, however, and was admitted to the bar in February, 1868.
He followed teaching sometime after his admission to the bar, removing
to Winn, where he has since resided. He has held several offices
of trust, and has also been a newspaper correspondent for several
years, contributing to the Lewistown Journal, Bangor Whig
and Courier, etc., and wrote the history of several towns for
the work on Penobscot County.