Second Generation

8. Fernald Everett "Porky" Carter7 was born on 6 July 1932 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died on 27 January 2004 at the age of 71 in Waldoboro, Lincoln County, Maine, USA.8 Fernald 'Porky' Everett Carter
Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro
(Jan 28): Waldoboro--Fernald "Porky" Everett Carter, 71, passed away at his home on Jan. 27, 2004 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 6, 1932 on Swans Island, a son of Everett L. and Marie Staples Carter.
He lived on Swans Island, later moving to Vinalhaven where he attended school and worked digging clams.
In 1950, the family moved to Waldoboro and he worked as a woodcutter, clam digger and lobsterman and dug blood worms, gathered seaweed, worked for Storer's Lumber, raked blueberries for the Blueberry Company, dug potatoes in Arookstook, built boats, transported Christmas trees to Florida and worked for the Town of Waldoboro on the maintenance crew.
He was considered as a jack of all trades, always working hard to provide for his family and teaching them the skills he had learned.
He enjoyed farming and making pot buoys and birdhouses from cedar. He enjoyed amusing people with his sense of humor and telling lots of jokes.
His saying was, "as long as you can dig a clam, you can always feed a family."
He loved his family; camping, especially in Jonesport; and hunting. He was a great cook, especially of smoked fish; a story teller and entertainer; loved music and was an expert at playing the harmonica and enjoyed all of his treasures.
The CB Radio was a great past time and his handles were "Petty Coat" and later, when the kids grew older, "Porky" the potbellied pig.
For those who knew him, they will always remember him for his love for family, work ethic, sense of humor and wit and zest for life. He will be sadly missed.
His is predeceased by his grandson Ricky Allen Boyington; great-granddaughter Linda May Boyington; and brothers Herbert, Lev. Burt and Hubert Carter.
He is survived by his loving partner of 18 years and wife, Joyce Worrey Carter of Waldoboro; sons Ellic J. Carter, U.S. Navy, Northfolk, Va., Donny Boyington and wife Joyce of Dutchneck, Ralph Boyington and wife Charlene of Waldoboro, "Bimbo" Eugene Carter and wife Manola of Bristol, Luke Carter and wife Debbie of Waldoboro, Norman Carter and wife Mona of Waldoboro, and Daniel Carter and wife Chris of Waldoboro; daughters Ruthie Poland and husband Ronnie of Bremen, Bonnie Brubaker and husband Mike of Biloxi, Miss., Nancy Taylor and husband Rick of Bremen, and Roberta Elwell and fiancé Paul Mushrall of Warren; grandchildren Corinna, Tammy and Donny II Boyington of Waldoboro, Tonya Libby of Poland, Monica Libby of Waldoboro, Ralph "Bubba" Boyington of Waldoboro, Veronica, Patricia and Dale Boyington of Waldoboro, Fernald and Bobby Poland of Bremen, Ronald T. Poland of Round Pond, Andrea Kennedy of Calif., Dana Kennedy of Union, Amy Wiley of N. H., Travis, Tamya and Amanda Carter of Waldoboro, Anthony Hutchins of Bath, Scott Tuttle of Mobile, Ala., Daniel and Bonnie Mushrall of Waldoboro, Tony Fulghum of Jefferson, Ga., Britt Fulghum of Pentegrass, Ga., Sgt. Ricky Taylor of Honolulu, Hawaii, Ralph Taylor of Waldoboro, Matty and Nicole Taylor of Bremen, Crista and Heather Brown of Waldoboro, Colleen Lopes of Waldoboro, Leanne Baker of Ox Bow, N.Y. and Olivia, Norma Jean and Andrew Carter of Waldoboro; sisters Minnie Harvey of Waldoboro and Mina Hildings of Vinalhaven; special surrogate son Kenneth Wilson Glidden, of Bremen, raised by Mr. Carter from the time he was eight years old; long-time friend William "Billy" Gould of Waldoboro; 40 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and many, many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2004 at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro.
Memorial donations may be made in memory to Miles Home Health/Hospice, 42 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta, 04543.
Arrangements are by the Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro.
Multiple marrieges. Moved to Waldoboro area.

Help slow in coming
By ELBERT AULL, Portland Press Herald Writer

WALDOBORO — Fern Carter needs a new home. He needs it bad, and he needed it yesterday. For now, he sleeps in a hospital bed in his makeshift kitchen/living room. He is disabled, living on a fixed income and down on his luck.

Local residents are determined to see that change.

Russell Anderson, a local advocate for low-income residents, is spearheading an effort to raise $15,000 to move Carter, who turns 70 on Saturday, out of his dilapidated house and into a recently donated double-wide mobile home.

As it stands, Anderson has raised a few hundred dollars.

He needs the rest to pay for a concrete foundation for Carter's mobile home, as well as moving and startup costs such as sewerage and water.

He's optimistic that the Waldoboro community, although not the richest in terms of income, will step up and help one of its own.

Local organizers have already started planning a bingo game this month to benefit Carter, and Anderson said locals are giving everything they can to help out.

"A lot of the people here are low-income themselves," Anderson said. "But they've come together. The people here may be poor, but they have a very sustaining community."

A community where, for almost 40 years, Carter worked as a clam digger, a boat builder and a fisherman.

Then, in the early 1990s, he had a heart attack. His health began to fail and, according to Carter, "everything went to heck."

He developed emphysema, along with a bad hip and back, which prevented him from going up and down the stairs at his house. His lack of mobility caused the house to fall into disrepair. Nine years after his heart attack, Carter's home on Gross Neck Road is falling apart.

The floors are slanted. Rain leaks through a tarp that patches up a hole in Carter's roof. Wiring hangs out of a fuse box with no protective pane. The house is not insulated.

"This window here is leaking," Carter said. "The roof is all rotten. I never thought I'd be in this predicament."

The house is so far below state code that when Carter applied for a Maine State Housing grant from the Coastal Community Action Program in Rockland, he was turned down.

The agency told him that it would take too much money simply to bring the house up to code, much less make it livable.

In fact, Carter's home is in such poor condition that when a volunteer carpenter was sent to fix the roof two months ago, he called his supervisor and told her that it was "beyond repair."

Janice Mellyn, program coordinator at the Community Housing Improvement Program in New Harbor, the person who sent the carpenter, said that "within moments" of the incident, someone donated a mobile home to the organization.

Mellyn thought it perfect for Carter. She and other volunteers started calling businesses for help getting it set up at its new destination next to Carter's failing house.

Although Waldoboro residents have been willing to help, organizers said they haven't encountered the same attitude from local businesses.

"We've asked people about getting the trailer moved," Anderson said. "They sounded offended."

Edith Carver, a local Salvation Army employee, is frustrated that so many businesses have refused to help.

"What we've run into is it's the busy season and most companies don't want to take the time," Carver said.

Staff Writer Elbert Aull can be contacted at 282-8226 or at:

Fernald Everett "Porky" Carter and Carolyn Elzada "Carrie" Sanborn were married on 24 May 1951. Carolyn Elzada "Carrie" Sanborn, daughter of Willard Daniel Sanborn and Allice Edna Wilson, was born on 1 May 1929 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA. She was born on 1 May 1929 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA. She died on 3 October 2005 at the age of 76 in Bremen, Maine, USA. Carrie died on 3 October 2005 at the age of 76 in Bremen, Maine, USA. She was buried on 6 October 2005 in Brookland cemetery, Waldoboro, Maine. She was also known as Carolyn E. Sanborn. Marriage Archives
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Bride Town/State: THOMASTON, ME
Groom Town/State: THHOMASTON, ME
Date of Marriage: Saturday November 17, 1945

Carrie and George were married at the West Waldoboro Community Center at 1 p.m. with a reception following at the VFW Hall on Mill Street, Waldoboro.

Fernald Everett "Porky" Carter-4540 and Carolyn Elzada "Carrie" Sanborn-96412 had the following children:



Eugene "Bimbo" Carter-49422.



Ruthie Carter-49426.



Ronald "Luke" Carter-49423.



Daniel Burton Carter-49425.



Chris Carter was born (date unknown).



Nancy L. Carter-49428.



Norman Carter-49424.



Ellic J. Carter was born (date unknown).



Bonnie Carter-49427.



Roberta Carter-49429.

Fernald Everett "Porky" Carter and Joyce Worley were married about 1986. Joyce Worley was born (date unknown).