Sunday, December 26, 2010

1891 Autograph of Castanous Smalley of Waldo, Maine, in Autograph Book of Bertha Clements, Waldo Center, Maine

In the autograph book of Bertha Clements of Waldo Center, Maine is the page, above, signed by Castanous Smalley of Waldo, Maine, on 24 September 1891.   

Here are images of the front of Bertha's autograph book and the page where she signed her own name.

For a complete list of the people who signed the autograph book, images of many of the pages and a brief genealogy on the book's owner, see a previous post on Bertha Clements.

From online research, hopefully correct:

Castanous Merrill Smalley was born 17 August 1878 in Maine, the son of Castanous M. Smalley and his wife Mary S. (Redman) Smalley.  His paternal grandparents were Isaac and Mary (Farnum) Smalley.  His maternal grandparent were Francis and Rebecca (Murch) Redman.  

Castanous Merrill Smalley married Blanche S. Pierce, born about 1885 in Maine, the daughter of Stephen and Ada Pierce of Belfast, Maine.   Castanous and Blanche had at least two children, a daughter Ruth and a son Castanous, and lived in Belfast and later on in Hallowell and in Auburn, both in Maine.   Castanous was a salesman.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  

The signers: [Click on the names in bold for a post featuring their autograph pages and genealogy.]

Bertha Clements signed her first name on the inside cover and her name and address on the first page
"Mother", who was Maria F. (Mixer) Clement of Waldo
Robert Clements, Waldo, Maine, 1891
Frank Blood, friend, 1887
Percy W. Clements, Waldo, Maine
Belle M. Clements, Bertha's sister
Florence A. Roberts, friend, 1891
Burton A. Curtis, friend, 1887
Melvin George Rolerson, Waldo, Maine, 1891
Laura J. Blood, East Knox, Maine
Isaac G. Sanborn, Waldo, Maine, 1891
Georgia, Bertha's friend
Lydia Clements, Bertha's cousin, 1891
Ethel Foss, Brooks, Maine, 1889
Phebe Paul, Waldo, Maine, 1889
? Clements, Bertha's cousin, Waldo, 1891
Bertha, Bertha's friend, 1887
C. E. Whitcomb, friend
Edna Reynolds, Waldo, Maine 1891
John D. Fraser, Pictou, Nova Scotia
Angie M. Sanborn, Waldo, Maine, 1891
Carrie S. Nickerson, Waldo, Maine, 1888
Jabie Clement (?), Bertha's cousin, 1889
Castanous Merrill Smalley, Waldo, Maine, 1891

Isaac Sheldon, Waldo, Maine, 1887
Ida Whitcomb, schoolmate, Waldo, Maine, 1889
Esther Clements, Bertha's sister, Waldo, Maine, 1887
Lela, Bertha's friend, Waldo, Maine, 1887
A. M. Patterson, Bertha's brother - I assume brother-in-law, Whiting Iowa, 1887
Effie Dell Rolerson, friend, Waldo, Maine, 1889
Ida Rolerson, friend, 1887
Lulu R. Cammett (?), Waldo, Maine
Delbert Joel Rolerson, Waldo, Maine, 1891
Ella F. Whitcomb, Waldo, 1890
Verie, Bertha's schoolmate, 1887
George H. Clements, Bertha's schoolmate, Waldo, Maine, 1890
Ellen M. Camett (?), Bertha's cousin, Waldo, Maine, 1889
Ernest L. Curtis, Bertha's friend, 1890
Irvin L. Curtis, Waldo, Maine
Everett Clements, Waldo, Maine
Rachel, Bertha's schoolmate, 1887
Berie Melcher (?), Waldo, Maine
Mary D. Smith, Waldo, Maine
Grace, friend, 1887

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