Surname: Runnels

Winn Maine - Main Street looking East

Business Men of Northern Maine

The Northern Maine, its Points of Interest and its Representative Business Men manuscript provides historical sketches of the nine towns featured within it’s embrace, as well as biographical sketches of the businesses and the men and women who owned and ran those businesses found within the towns of Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou, Ft. Fairfield, Danforth, Lincoln, Mattawamkeag, Winn, and Kingman.

Biography of Cyrus Runnels

Cyrus Runnels, a well-known and highly esteemed citizen of Concord, was born at Mast Yard, in 1832, son of Samuel Runnels. His grandfather, Samuel Runnels, Sr., a native of Boxford, Mass., came early to New Hampshire, where he bought a farm of one hundred and sixty-two acres, and spent the latter part of his life occupied in farming. He was a land surveyor, and assisted greatly in laying out roads and lots in his day. He was also one of the Home Guard of the War of 1812. At his Anna Hardy Runnels, he reared four children-Samuel, Lois, Priscilla, and