Monday, July 25, 2016

1924 Snapshot of "Mother" at, presumably, Saint Francis, Maine


1924 snapshot of a woman identified as "Mother", taken at Saint Francis, presumably Saint Francis, Maine, in Aroostook County.

The photograph was found with a collection of photographs, mostly from the Milo, Maine, area, but with at least one taken at Aroostook Falls near Fort Fairfield, Maine, also in Aroostook County,


The photograph above measures approximately 4-1/2" by 2-3/4".  Hopefully a reader will recognize the house in the background and, by association, the house where "Mother" is standing.

Below is the photograph of two women, one of them identified as Mrs. Angie Webster, at Aroostook Falls.  Angie was Angie E. (Willey) Webster, daughter of John Willey and Hellen M. (Forrest) Willey and then wife of Arthur Stanley Webster, son of Hosea Webster and Mehitable (Davis) Webster.



Perhaps the woman with Angie in the photograph above is the daughter or daughter-in-law of "Mother", as the handwriting appears similar.

More information on Angie E. (Willey) Webster gleaned online:  [corrections and additions requested]

ngie E. Willey was born December 3, 1875 at Stewartstown, New Hampshire, the daughter of John Willey and Hellen M. (Forrest) Willey; as noted above, other records show Hellen's given name as Helen and Ellen.  On July 15, 1893 at Caribou, Maine, Angie married Arthur Stanley Webster, son of Hosea Webster and Mehitable (Davis) Webster of Limestone, Maine.  Arthur was born October 24, 1872.

At some point after the 1910 Census, Angie and Arthur divorced.   On November 8, 1914 at North Stratford, New Hampshire, Angie married James Edwin Peers, son of Abel and Olive (Tilley) Peers.  James indicated on his marriage record that he was five years younger than Angie, but he was actually born February 5, 1888.

Angie died in 1930 and is buried in the Webster Cemetery at Limestone, Maine.  Her widower James married Dorothy M. Cook in 1933; they later divorced.  James died in 1973 at Groveton, New Hampshire; he's also buried in the Webster Cemetery at Limestone, Maine.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or a theory as to the identity of "Mother" and the person writing the identification, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

In case Saint Francis is Saint Francis, Maine:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Photograph of Two Young Women at Aroostook Falls in Maine, one of them IDed as Mrs. Angie Webster


c1900 photograph of two young women at Aroostook Falls on the Aroostook River near Fort Fairfield, Maine.

One of the women is identified on the reverse as Mrs. Angie Webster, friend of the owner of the photograph.  Angie may have been Angie E. (Willey) Webster, wife of Arthur S. Webster and daughter of John Willey and Hellen M. (Forrest) Willey.  Other records show Hellen's name as Helen and Ellen.


The photograph was found in a collection of photographs, many of which relate to Maine, especially Milo, Maine.  One other photograph, dated 1924 and showing "Mother" at Saint Francis, Maine, also in Aroostook County, may or may not be related to the photograph above.

Perhaps the clue of Saint Francis, assuming the two photographs belong together, will jog the memory of a reader.


From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections, additions and alternate theories of identity requested]

Angie E. Willey was born December 3, 1875 at Stewartstown, New Hampshire, the daughter of John Willey and Hellen M. (Forrest) Willey; as noted above, other records show Hellen's given name as Helen and Ellen.  On July 15, 1893 at Caribou, Maine, Angie married Arthur Stanley Webster, son of Hosea Webster and Mehitable (Davis) Webster of Limestone, Maine.  Arthur was born October 24, 1872.

At some point after the 1910 Census, Angie and Arthur divorced.   On November 8, 1914 at North Stratford, New Hampshire, Angie married James Edwin Peers, son of Abel and Olive (Tilley) Peers.  James indicated on his marriage record that he was five years younger than Angie, but he was actually born February 5, 1888.

Angie died in 1930 and is buried in the Webster Cemetery at Limestone, Maine.  Her widower James married Dorothy M. Cook in 1933; they later divorced.  James died in 1973 at Groveton, New Hampshire; he's also buried in the Webster Cemetery at Limestone, Maine.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, an alternate identity for Mrs. Angie Webster or if you have an idea who the owner of the photograph might be, please leave a comment or contact me directly.



c1900 Photograph of Rose Stone & Jane Jones, Presumably Rose E. (Doble) Stone & Jane Jones of Milo, Maine


c1910 photograph of two women identified on the reverse as Rose Stone and Jane Jones.

Because the photograph was found with a collection of photographs, many of which were related to the Milo, Maine, area, these women may have been teachers Rose Ethel (Doble) Stone and Jane Jones of Milo, Maine.

Rose married Charles W. Stone, Jr., in 1907.  The photograph may have been taken after that date, or it may have been taken before Rose was married, with the identification provided at a later date.


See other posts that feature Jane Jones's relatives:

  • a photograph of Jane Jones' sister Martha (Jones) Prescott, wife of Edward P. Prescott of Milo, Maine.  She's in a photograph of 10 women with only 3 of them identified.  The post also shows a photograph of George Jones, presumably the father of Jane and Martha, and a photograph of Mildred Billings, which was inscribed to Jane Jones
  • Real Photo Postcard of Rachel Alice Prescott, daughter of Martha (Jones) Prescott)
  • Photograph of a child, presumably the child of Martha (Jones) Prescott
From brief online research, hopefully correct and hopefully with the correct identities of the two women [corrections, additions and alternative identities requested]

Rose Ethel (Doble) Stone, hopefully the woman in the photograph, was born March 10, 1886 at Milo, Maine, the daughter of Benjamin Willis Doble and Lois Belle (Danforth) Doble.  On June 11, 1907 at Milo, Maine, Rose married Charles Wesley Stone, Jr., son of Charles Wesley Stone and Frances Augusta (Cross) Stone.  Charles, Jr., was born born February 11, 1880 and had graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in chemistry in 1903.  At the time of their marriage, Rose was teaching and Charles was working as a chemist.  Rose lived a long life and died in Virginia in 1980.  Charles had predeceased her in Virginia in 1940.

Jane Amanda Jones, hopefully the other woman in the photograph, was born at Bucksport, Maine, on November 26, 1875, the daughter of railway contractors George A. Jones and Rachel (Lawrence) Jones.   Interestingly, two other photographs were found in the collection containing the photograph above.  One shows a man identified on the reverse as George Jones, who may have been Martha's father George A. Jones, who was born at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, on March 16, 1853.


















Another photograph shows Mildred Billings who wrote on the reverse that her photograph was intended for Miss Jones, perhaps for Jane or her sister Martha.   Both Jane and her sister Martha taught school, so either would have been a plausible "Miss Jones".



I don't believe Jane ever married.  She died in 1959 and is buried in the Everegreen Cemetery at Milo, Maine, with family members.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above or if you have an alternate theory for either or both of the women, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Monday, July 18, 2016

c1900 Photograph of Two Young Girls, Perhaps Daughters of Frank and Bertha Heath of Ellsworth, Maine



c1900 photograph of two young girls with the name of Mrs. Frank Heath, Mill Street, Ellsworth Falls, Ellsworth, Maine, on the reverse.

It's intriguing to note that a Mrs. Bertha Belle (Brown) Heath, wife of Frank Heath, lived at Ellswortth, Maine, and had two daughters, Julia Brown Heath and Doris S. Heath.  Perhaps they are the girls pictured above.


From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions requested]

Frank Linwood Heath was born October 26, 1982, at Ellsworth, Maine (according to his marriage record) the son of Francis Heath and Susan (Maddocks or Maddox) Heath.  On June 19, 1897 at Ellsworth, Maine, Frank Linwood Heath married Bertha Belle Brown, who was born November 17,  1873 at Ellsworth, Maine, daughter of Henry Mayo Brown and Letitia A. (Garland) Brown.

See other posts that deal with the diaries of the Moore and Garland families of Ellsworth, Maine.

Frank and Bertha lived at Ellsworth, Maine, where Frank worked as an insurance agent and participated in civic affairs.  They had at least two children:
  1. Julia Brown Heath, born December 6, 1897 at Ellsworth, Maine
  2. Doris S. Heath, born November 29, 1898 at Ellsworth, Maine
As noted above, Julia and Doris may be the girls in the photograph at top.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or an alternate identity for the two girls, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

c1909 Photograph of Brothers Louis Edmond White and Lawrence Bartlett White, Then of Fargo, North Dakota


c1909 photograph of brothers identified on the reverse, from right to left, as Louis Edmond White, age 6 years and 6 months, and Lawrence Bartlett White, age 2 years and 9 months, taken while the family was living at Fargo, North Dakota.


Their parents, Horace L. White and Grace Rae (Jackson) White had married at Wiscasset, Maine, on April 4, 1901.  According to their marriage record, Horace was then living at Burlington, Vermont, and working as a teacher; Grace was living with her parents at Wiscasset, Maine, and working as a compositor.  Interestingly, the marriage record also reveals that the ceremony was performed by Grace's father.

Horace was born March 20, 1870 at Portland, Maine, son of William White and Ann Augusta (Oliver) White.  Grace was born September 28, 1873 at Lincolnville, Maine, daughter of Rev. William Bartlett Jackson and Ellen Adelaide (Ward) Jackson.

Louis Edmond White was born in 1903 and Lawrence in 1907, both at Burlington, Vermont.  By 1910, the family, including Horace's father William, were living at Fargo, North Dakota, where Horace was a chemistry professor.  By 1920, the family, including William, had moved to Los Angeles, California, where the Census showed Horace as a chemistry teacher.

Horace died in 1925 and Grace in 1949, both in California.

I looked briefly to see if Grace Rae (Jackson) White was related to Maine war hero Dr. Sumner Waldron Jackson, "Doctor to the Resistance", but apparently not, at least not closely.

Not surprisingly, given their family history, Louis Edmond White became a minister in Oregon and Lawrence Bartlett White an educator in California.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Please be careful when commenting about living people without permission.



Saturday, July 16, 2016

1926 Photograph of Emma Caroline (Kent) Perkins of Milo, Maine, at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine


1926 photograph of Emma Caroline (Kent) Perkins of Milo, Maine, visiting the Samoset, now called the Samoset Resort, at Rockport, Maine.


Another post features a photograph of Emma's daughter Alice Kent (Perkins) Kittredge, before or after her marriage to Fred Murray Kittredge.

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions requested]

Emma Caroline Kent was born November 12, 1854 at Brewer, Maine, the daughter of Thaddeus B. Kent and Mary Caroline (Gerry) Kent.  On September 9, 1875 at Brewer, Maine, Emma married John A. Perkins.  John may have been the son of William and Louisa Stover (Littlefield) Perkins; hopefully a reader will have more information.   John and Emma lived at Medford, Maine, and Milo, Maine.

The Alice Kent (Perkins) Kittredge mentioned above was the daughter of John A. Perkins and Emma Caroline (Kent) Perkins.  Alice was born at Medford, Maine, on July 30, 1877.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Two Photographs from the Kittredge Family of Milo, Maine


Two photographs of the Kittredge family of Milo, Maine.

The photograph above, perhaps dating to around 1900, shows Alice Kent (Perkins) Kittredge and an unidentified friend on an outing to a lighthouse.

The photograph measures approximately 3-3/4" square.


Alice Kent (Perkins) Kittredge was born at Medford, Maine, on July 30, 1877 , the daughter of John A. and Emma Caroline (Kent) Perkins.   See another post that features a photograph of Emma Caroline (Kent) Perkins taken while she was visiting at The Samoset at Rockport, Maine.

On September 17, 1901 at Milo, Maine, Alice married Fred M. Kittredge, son of Benjamin Rodney Kittredge and Amelia Rogers (Murray) Kittredge.  They had at least two children, a son and a daughter.

The photograph below, approximately 5" by 3" and dating to the 1930s, shows brothers Arnold Kittredge and Philip Kittredge.


Melvin Arnold Kittredge was born September 6, 1914; Philip F. Kittredge was born March 12, 1930.  They were the sons of Melvin Benjamin Kittredge and Gertrude V. (Hobbs) Kittredge.  

The boys' father, Melvin Benjamin Kittredge, was a brother to Fred Murray Kittredge, husband of Alice Kent (Perkins) Kittredge.


If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Please be careful when commenting about living people, or their relatives, without their permission.