NOBLEBORO – George Farrington Dow, 100, died June 9, 2006, at Cove’s Edge Nursing Home, Damariscotta. He was born July 22, 1905, in South Portland, the son of J. Henry and Abbie (Farrington) Dow. He grew up on a dairy farm in Fayette. He graduated from Kents Hill School in Readfield in 1922. He received his bachelor of science in animal science in 1927, his master’s of science in agricultural economics in 1929, and an honorary doctor of science degree in 1969, all from the University of Maine. He earned his doctorate in marketing and farm management from Cornell University in 1938. At the University of Maine, he did research and taught economics of milk production and marketing. From 1947 to 1969, he was an administrator in the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station, serving as associate director from 1951 and director from 1957. In 1969, he was named director emeritus and honored by the establishment of the George F. Dow Graduate Scholarship Fund at the university. He functioned as faculty adviser for Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity from 1935 to 1954, participated on the boards for the Maine Christian Association and the Orono and state YMCA and served as youth fellowship adviser for the Church of Universal Fellowship. He was a member of the alumni council for the University Alumni Association from 1945 to 1963, as well as being its president. In 1970, he and his wife, Myrtle, moved to Nobleboro and in 1971, his sister, Ruth E. Dow, joined them. He was actively involved with the First Baptist Church of Nobleboro. He helped organize the Nobleboro Historical Society in 1978 and served as curator, as town historian and frequently as the society’s president. He compiled a wealth of genealogical and historical material on Nobleboro families and buildings. From this data he wrote more than 760 articles for the Lincoln County News. Many of the earlier articles were organized by Robert E. Dunbar as co-author for “Nobleboro, Maine – A History,” published in 1988. Dr. Dow also compiled “Bicentennial History, the First Baptist Church of Nobleboro Maine, 1793 to 1993.” His “Nobleboro’s War Time Involvements” was published in 2005. The town’s George Dow Scholarship Fund, set up in 1995 and enriched by celebratory donations in 2005, in honor of his 90th and 100th birthdays, awarded its first scholarship this past May. He was predeceased by his wife, Myrtle (Walker) Dow in 1992; and his sister, Ruth E. Dow in 2005. He is survived by three daughters, Margaret Ricker and husband, George, of Windham, Barbara Turner and husband, James, of Cary, N.C., Elizabeth Scott and companion, Maurice Furbush, of Bangor; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Strong Funeral Home in Damariscotta. A farewell celebration will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the First Baptist Church of Nobleboro with Pastor Bob Wyand officiating, with a reception at the church after the celebration and interment in the Dow/Walker family plot in the Alna Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations for scholarships may be made to Nobleboro Historical Society, P.O. Box 122, Nobleboro, ME 04555, Dow Scholarship, Town of Nobleboro, P.O. Box 168, Nobleboro, ME 04555 or Cove’s Edge Care Fund, Cove’s Edge, 26 Schooner St., Damariscotta, ME 04543. Arrangements are entrusted to care and direction of the Strong Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.