Monday, March 28, 2011

1887 Autograph Page Signed by Russell M. Smith, Columbia Falls, Maine

Russell M. Smith was born June 1860, possibly at Jonesboro, Maine, the son of Charles Loring Smith and his wife Asenath Delia (Allen) Smith.  

His paternal grandparents were Benjamin Russell Smith and wife Margaret Kilton.  His maternal grandparents were Henry and Leah L. (Jacobs) Allen.

About 1883 he married Mildred "Millie".  I haven't yet found her maiden name or the names of her parents.  

 In 1887, when he was living in Columbia Falls, he signed the autograph book of his cousin, Berniece E. Allen of Centerville, Maine.   By this time, he would have had one daughter born, Maud(e) E, born about 1884 in Maine.  

Russell's brother, Adin L. Smith, later a physician in Machias, Maine, also signed Berniece's autograph book, as did his parents Charles Loring Smith and Asenath Delia (Allen Smith, and other relatives and friends.

Russell and Millie would go on to have two more daughters: Florence, born about 1888 in Maine and Mildred, born about 1895 in Massachusetts.  They were living in Cambridge, Massachusetts when the 1900 Census was enumerated, and in New Britain, Connecticut in the 1910 Census.    

At the time of the 1920 Census, Russell and Millie were living at Roque Bluffs, noted for its beautiful ocean beach, near Machias, Maine; an area of Roque Bluffs is now set apart as a state park.  Their daughters were no longer with them.  By the time of the 1930 census, they were living in Jonesboro, Maine.  

Mildred F. Smith, their third daughter, married Wellington B. White.   I haven't yet found more information on the first two daughters.

I don't have dates of death for Russell M. White or his wife Millie.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information provided above or in the family tree below, please leave a comment or contact 
me directly.  Thanks!

For more information, see the page of Russell M. Smith at the Maine and Maritime Canada Genealogy network.

A map of Jonesboro, Maine: Zoom out and you will see Columbia Falls, Maine.

A map of Roque Bluffs, Maine:  

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