Title

Profile of sisters Adeline and Caroline Wing of Bangor , who lived together for

Source

Down East

Date

7-1-1996

Pages

80-83, 100

Abstract

Profile of sisters Adeline and Caroline Wing of Bangor , who lived together for 89 years. The daughters of Fairfield native Wilson Dorr Wing and Sarah Flint Wing, they were heiresses, graduates of Smith College, world travelers, art collectors, avid gardeners, hostesses, and quiet philanthropists. Smith College was their primary institutional beneficiary, but they contributed to the construction of the Bixler Art and Music Center at Colby College in Waterville and donated many paintings by well-known artists to the college. They also donated art to the University of Maine at Orono. They spent winters in New York City. They were key supporters of Eastern Maine General Hospital and the Black Mansion in Ellsworth. When Adeline died in 1966, Caroline went to live with her brother's son, Wilson Gordon Wing, Jr., in Houston. She added a codicil to her will through which her nephew was able to claim the bulk of the estate. Colby College ended up with nothing.

Subjects

Estates (law), Wing, Adeline, Wing, Caroline

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