Monday, May 17, 2010

1889 Card given as Reward of Merit to Vinnie Willey by teacher Addie R. Kimball, Burnham and Pittsfield area of Maine



Beautiful Victoria-era card, a bit rumpled, given by Teacher Addie R. Kimball to her student Vinnie Willey on November 28, 1889.  This card is associated with a school in the Pittsfield and Burnham area of Maine.






Searching online, I found a Vinnie Willey in the 1880 Census for Pittsfield, Maine (Somerset County), living with her parents William and Julia Willey.  According to the Maine Marriages Online Database, Vinnie married George H. Lord of Burnham on 21 November 1896.


[Note: This post has been amended from the original thanks to the kind input of a reader.]


"Addie R Kimball was my great Aunt. She was born in Burnham and lived on the Horseback Road. When she gave Vinnie Willey the Award she was 20 years old in 1889.  She married in 1891 to George B Garcelon They had a child Peter in 1892; he died in 1892. She went on to marry Prescott Holt and lived in Augusta. At the time of her death in 1955 she was married to Ed Huff and lived in St. Albans Maine."


A map of Burnham and Pittsfield, Maine:



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