Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Page signed by Robert Clements, Waldo, Maine in the autograph book of Bertha Clements, Waldo Center, Maine

Above is the page that Robert Clements of Waldo, Maine, signed in September of 1891 in the autograph book of Bertha Clements of Waldo Center, Maine.  I haven't yet determined the relationship of Bertha and Robert.

From online research, hopefully correct:

Robert Clements was born 11 May 1879 at Waldo, Maine, the son of Frederick J. Clements and his wife Carrie E. (Thompson) Clements.  It's possible that his father's full name was Frederick Josiah Clements.  I ran into a snag on the parents of Frederick J. Clements.

In the 1880 Census, Fred J. Clements was living with wife Carrie and three children, plus two uncles and an aunt, Daniel, Phineas and wife,I assume, Cynthia Clements.  In earlier Censuses, even 1850, when he was a baby, he was living with Phineas and Cynthia Clements who would appear to be his parents.  I'm not sure if the Phineas and Cynthia adopted him at a very young age or if the listing on the 1880 Census is in error.

I'm hoping that a reader will come forward to clear up the mystery of Fred J. Clements and also the later life of his son Robert, who authored the autograph page.  I did find records for a Robert Clements in Waldo County, but it appears that there was another one, born about a year later, in the area.  Rather than mix them up, I'll wait for a reader  to step forward.

Here are images of the cover of Bertha Clements' autograph book and the page that she signed herself:

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

A map of Waldo, Maine:

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