SEDGWICK — Charles Jewett Lincoln II passed peacefully July 25, 2013, with his daughter and grandson at his side. Charles was born June 16, 1919, in Port Washington, N.Y. He was the son of Roy Melville Lincoln and Grace Hendricks Lincoln and beloved nephew of Charles Jewett Lincoln and Theodora Hendricks Lincoln. Charles is a descendant of Paul Revere, Charles Coffin Jewett and Abraham Lincoln and proudly carried forth the legacy and integrity of these great men.
Charles graduated from the New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H., in 1938 and Brown University in 1942. From 1942-1946 he served the country in World War II, with the Unites States Marine Corps in the South Pacific. Charles was one of the officers in charge of the 51st Defense Battalion, which was the first all African-American battalion. He was very proud of his years in the Marine Corps. After serving in World War II, Charles studied law at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It was here he earned his law degree and met the love of his life, Evangeline Wiseman. They were married for almost 70 years, until she passed in 2010. Charles and Evangeline’s love, devotion, and dedication to each other were traits that everyone who knew them celebrated and admired. Charles and Evangeline settled in Amherst, N.H., where he became the town judge and practiced law. He also served as judge in the District Court in Manchester, N.H. With a keen sense of humor, Charles wrote the book “New England Town Affairs: The Puckerbrush Papers,” which chronicled true cases from Amherst and Milford, N.H.; the names changed to protect the “not-so innocent.” While living in Amherst, Charles’ hobbies included building an asphalt plant with his friend, David Ramsay, manufacturing British fisherman smocks, collecting fire engines in his barn, starting a diamond needle company, and operating a fleet of commercial lobster boats. He was often found in Rye Harbor, N.H., on one of his boats fishing with his daughter, or cruising about the New Hampshire coast.
Charles is survived by his daughter, Evangeline Anne Lincoln Wollmar and her husband, Douglas, with whom he lived with for the last nine years of his life; his three grandchildren, Aaron Lincoln Friedman, Skylar Allyn Lincoln and Charles Jefferson Friedman; also his son, Colin Lincoln and his wife, Leona Clough; grandson and his wife, Jason and Estelle Lincoln;, and a great-grandson, Dylan Lincoln. He also leaves behind his dear friend and former law partner, William Edwards, who remains a loyal and very special friend to Charles and his family.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at the Somesville Union Meeting House. Private interment will be held at the Old Ship’s Church Cemetery, Hingham, Mass. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in Charles’ honor be made to the families’ church, the Somesville Union Meeting House, P.O. Box 96, Somesville, ME 04660. Also, Charles would encourage everyone to pick up a good book of humor and enjoy a good laugh. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernld.com.