Graduation Exercises for the Class of 1881 at Eastern State Normal School, Castine, Maine, listing Walter Freeman Sayward as the Salutatorian.
From online research, hopefully correct: [Please leave a comment or contact me directly for any corrections, additions or insights.]
Walter Freeman Sayward was born 8 May 1856 at South Thomaston, Maine, the son of William H. and Mary Ann (Merriam) Sayward, who settled at Thorndike, Maine, where Walter grew up. His paternal grandparents were Joseph and Martha (Wheeler) Sayward. His maternal grandparents were Matthew Thatcher Merriam and wife Abigail (Smith) Merriam.
Walter married Ellen Waldron Farrar, who was born in February of 1861 in Maine, the daughter of William T. and Celissa Brown (Ness) Farrar of Lincolnville, Maine. Her paternal grandparents were Sands and Elizabeth (Locke) Farrar. Her maternal grandparents were Randlett Ness (son of Marc Antoine LaPierre LaJeunesse and Sarah (Randlett) LaPierre La Jeunesse) and wife Betsey Wing (Hawes) Ness.
From what I could find in the Censuses, Walter appears to have pursued his teaching career in Massachusetts, though the 1930 Census finds him, his wife Ellen and daughter Marion in Lyndhurst, Ohio, where he has apparently retired.
Walter Freeman Sayward and wife Ellen Waldron (Farrar) Sayward had two children:
- Marion Annie Sayward, born 30 June 1889 in Massachusetts
- Malcolm Joseph Sayward, born 25 October 1892 in the Readville section of Boston, Massachusetts
See scans of all the pages of the catalog of Eastern State Normal School for the year ending June 3, 1881. The catalog contains names and home towns of trustees, faculty and students.