Lakeville History

Dobsis Memories

The following article was researched by Beatty Watts...


AND IS: Reprinted by permission from the November 1968 issue of Down East magazine. Copyright 1968 by Down East Enterprise, Inc., Camden, Maine. All rights reserved. The original Downeast article can be found at:



The author, Grace Shaw, was born April 28, 1883. She married Alexander Tolman on September 24, 1905. The record states she was from Dobsis Lake, Maine, and he was from Carroll, Maine.


Alexander Tolman was born in November of 1881, died on September 27, 1965 in Lincoln, Maine, at age 83, three days after his 60th wedding anniversary.


Grace Tolman died in January of 1982 in Abington, Massachusetts, at age 98. In Massachusetts at the time, no doubt her heart was still with Dobsis Lake.