Photograph of Chester Cleveland Flanders, who was born 25 December 1884, in Mayfield, Maine, the son of Daniel and Clara Estelle (Jacobs) Flanders. Chester's paternal grandparents were Barnet C. and Susannah (Ford) Flanders. I haven't yet been able to find Clara Estelle's parents or even if Jacobs was actually her maiden name.
In 1911, according to the Maine Marriages online database, Chester married Nancy Belle Goodrich, who was born in March of 1895, in Brighton, Maine, the daughter of Wentworth & Laura (York) Goodrich. I believe the parents of Wentworth Goodrich were Wentworth and possibly Rosilla Goodrich or Goodridge. As of yet, I have no information on Laura York's parents or even if York was actually her maiden name.
Chester is wearing a uniform of some kind and is holding an object I can't place. Perhaps a reader will be kind enough to forward an opinion.
I can find records for four children born to Chester Cleveland and Nancy Belle (Goodrich) Flanders, but two apparently died young, a son in infancy and a daughter in her teens. Chester himself died before his time, at the age of about 46.
If you have information on the Flanders or related families, I would most appreciate hearing from you. Hopefully you've found this heirloom meaningful.
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