Friday, June 25, 2010

c. 1895 Group Photograph of Identified Students, Dexter, Maine



Circa 1895 photograph of a group of students that I believe attended school in Dexter, Maine.   Click on the photograph to view it in its entirety.


Thankfully, the students are identified, but the rows are uneven, making fitting the ID to the student a bit difficult in some cases.  


Dexter is in Penobscot County, not far from Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft and Newport.  


In order to date the photo, I checked the 1900 Census for Dexter, Maine, for the boys in the front row at extreme left and extreme right.  The boy at left is Brett Morse, shown with a birth date of April 1888.  The boy at right is Harold Small, shown with a birth date of August 1887.  




Front Row [I'm assuming from left to right] -  Brett Morse, Norman Brown, Earl Parsons, Karl Morse, Charles Dustin, Arthur Small, Harold Small


Second Row - Gertrude Burns, Edna Carr, Angie Ryan, June Parsons, Charles Ryan, Morris Dustin, George Potter, Bill Haines, Marion Small


Third Row - Louise Hatch, Hattie Young, Ola Bailey, Inez Dustin, Minnie Thompson, Grace Moore, Edith Hall, Maude Kimball


Fourth Row - Clara Hughes, Emma Giles, Mamie Gove, Eva Witherell, Susan Eldridge, Ethel Pooler, Mamie Wheeler


Just for grins and giggles, I went to the excellent Maine Marriage History online database at the Maine State Archives.  Here are marriages with similar names to our students, where either bride or groom or both gave Dexter as their residence - take it with a grain of salt:


Earl F. Parson, Dexter to Minnie Gilbert, Dexter, 24 Dec 1913
Earl F. Parsons, Dexter, to Gladys N. Hamilton, Dexter, 12 Jan 1920


Harold F. Small, Dexter, to Doris D. Blethen, Foxcroft, 3 Apr 1920


Edna A. Carr, Dexter, to James W. Clark, Garland, 25 Nov 1915


Angie G. Ryan, Dexter, to Archie C. Moore, Corinna, 14 Jan 1915


June M. Parsons, Dexter, to Harry W. Young, Dexter, 25 Jun 1913


Charles L. Ryan, Dexter,  to Agnes E. Chisholm, Dexter, 10 Nov 1915


Bill Haines - there's a listing for a Frank W. Haines, Dexter, who married Winifred B. Beverly of Machias, 22 Sep 1919.  Could this be our Bill?


Marion Small, Dexter, to Willis G. Haseltine, Dexter, 15 Nov 1905


Louise Hatch, Newport, to Clifford A. Stevens, Dexter, 18 Aug 1926


Hattie V. Young, North Newport, to Frank B. Arnold, Dexter, 7 Nov 1906


Ola F. Bailey, Old Town, to Ralph H. Fifield, 17 Mar 1908


Inez W. Dustin, Dexter, to Ernest D. Blaisdell, Dexter, 27 Jun 1906


Minnie G. Thompson, Dexter, to Charles N. Marsh, Ripley, 31 Dec 1901


Grace L. Moore, Dexter, to Arthur P. Weymouth, Somerville, Massachusetts, 16 Sep 1908


Maude M. Kimball, Dexter, to Harold M. Wilson, Brunswick, 23 Feb 1912


Clara Hayden, Dexter, to Harry M. Crossland, Dexter, 6 Jun 1906


Emma M. Giles, Dexter, to Charles J. Clukey, Dexter, 7 Aug 1905


Eva Witherell, Dexter, to Pearl H. Randall, Dexter, 20 May 1901


Ethel Pooler, Dexter, to George S. Lincoln, Dexter, 7 Jun 1927




I hope that you've enjoyed this photograph from the past.  Perhaps you've even found an ancestor or two in it - if so, I'd love to hear from you.  Thanks for stopping by!


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