Thursday, February 24, 2011

Photograph of Eleanor B. Staples, wife of Albert C. Colcord, Sea Captain, Stockton Springs, Maine

Photograph of a woman identified on reverse as Nellie Colcord, mother of Mrs. Chute.  The photograph was taken by the H. M. Smith studio of Portland, Maine.

From online research, hopefully correct:

Eleanor "Nellie" B. Staples was born in December of 1860 in Maine, the daughter of Wilbert M. and Adeline "Addie" E. Staples.  I'm shying away from identifying her grandparents as I found multiple options.  Perhaps a reader with knowledge of the family will step forward.

On 18 October 1881, at Portland, Maine, Nellie married Albert C. Colcord, who was born in July of 1858, the son of William David Colcord and his wife Eleanor D. (Hichborn) Colcord.  I found several possibilities for William David Colcord's parents online.  Eleanor Hichborn's parents were, I believe, Paul Revere Hichborn and his wife Eleanor (Dickey) Hichborn.

Nellie and Albert had at least one child, a daughter Evelyn Colcord, born 3 July 1883 in Stockton Springs, Maine, the person indicated on the reverse of the photograph.  She married Harry David Shute.  He was born 20 October 1883 in Stockton Springs, Maine, the son of Elden Soule Shute and his wife Clara B. (Berry) Shute.

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

For more information on Eleanor "Nellie" B. Staples and her husband Albert C. Colcord, see their page at the Maine and Maritime Canada Genealogy network.

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