Thursday, May 20, 2010

Undated newspaper clipping regarding Mr & Mrs Franklin W. Snow, South Boston

Undated, but very old newspaper clipping regarding Mr. and Mrs. Franklin W. Snow of South Boston.

Here is a transcription of the clipping:

"Mr. and Mrs. Franklin W. Snow of South Boston, who are vacationing in Brewster for a month, have been over to Harwich several times in the past week, where many friends of former days have been pleased to greet them.  Mr. and Mrs. Snow resided in Harwich Centre quite a number of years ago, Mr. Snow being associated in the stove and tin business in the Brooks Block with Mr. Paddock Small, under the firm name Small & Snow."

From brief online research, I think this is the Franklin W. Snow who was born about 1858, the son of Freeman & Charlotte Snow, who all show up in the 1880 Census for Brewster, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County.  By 1910, this particular Franklin W. Snow is living in Ward 23, Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County, with his wife Lizzie, mother in law Jane Newcomb and children Isaiah and Mildred.  By the time of the 1920 Census, Lizzie is a widow.  "Lizzie" is Elizabeth Parker Newcomb, born in 1859 in Massachusetts, the daughter of Isaish and Jane (Chase) Newcomb.

Amazingly enough, while I was researching this family, I came across an online reference to my own earlier research on the sister of Elizabeth Parker "Lizzie" (Newcomb) Snow.  She was Sarah Freeman Newcomb, who married William Buzzell.  At some point, perhaps after her marriage to William in 1888,  they moved from the Brewster, Massachusetts area, to William's birth town of Houlton, Maine, where they operated a furniture, casket and undertaking business.  I purchased a small archive of their papers at an auction.  Here's a link to a photograph of Sarah Freeman (Newcomb) Buzzell on the Maine Memory Network site of the Maine Historical Society: http://www.mainememory.net/bin/Detail?ln=14337

This is the fun of researching things as I blog about them.  You just never know where you're going to end up.    In this case, I feel as though I've told the tale of two sisters.

I hope this little memento has significance for you.  Thanks for stopping by!


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