Sadly, records of previous Gray recipients have not been organized and preserved. When researching the question, Deputy Town Clerk Elizabeth Bullen found few references to awards made here in Gray; the last report of the cane she discovered was a newspaper clipping from 11-April-1920:
GETS POST CANE: John W. Frank of this town has recently been awarded the Post gold-headed cane. Mr. Frank is a Civil war veteran and a “49er.” He has one daughter, who is a teacher in Boston, and two brothers, M. P. Frank, a prominent Maine Democrat, and General Royal Frank, U.S.A.
We are hopeful that some Gray residents hold the key to improving our records for Boston Post Cane recipients.
Do YOU hold some of these memories? What have you heard? Do you have newspaper clippings, photos, stories, or family lore about our BPC? If so, we encourage you to contact us! We can copy any related documents or photos you have and return them to you, making your memories part of our permanent archive.
Stop by the Gray Town Office during regular business hours or contact Elizabeth Bullen [firstname.lastname@example.org / 207-657-3339 xt 104].
|Charlotte E. Frost||96||23 February 2017|
|John Warren Frank [12 Jun 1834 - 30 Dec 1923]||85||11 April 1920|