Saturday, April 7, 2012

1910s Autograph Album of Gladys M. Russell of Temple, Maine



Autograph album of Gladys M. Russell of Temple, Maine.  The album is approximately 6-1/4" x 4" and contains pages signed by 12 of Gladys' friends.




The inside front cover, above, shows that the album was given to Gladys by Amanda Welch as a Christmas present in 1910.


Gladys M. Russell was born 7 August 1898 at Temple, Maine, the daughter of Charles S. and Lilla M. (Collier) Russell, born in Temple, Maine, and Strong, Maine, respectively.


Gladys' paternal grandparents were Daniel B. and Aravilla (Locklin) Russell.  Her maternal grandparents were Eben and Elzina (Locklin) Collier.


Gladys had a sister, Lura E. Russell, who married Clarence D. Wilber in 1919.


From what I could find online, I don't believe that Gladys ever married.  After a bit of searching, I found her in the 1940 Census of Farmington, Maine.  Gladys and her mother, by then a widow, were living together and working as poultry women at the town stand, if I'm reading correctly.


If you have any corrections or insights regarding the information provided on Gladys and her family, or on any of the other signers, please leave a comment or contact me directly.




Lizzie M. Grant signed a page in 1911:




Sara M. Collins of Farmington, Maine, signed a page in 1911:




Amanda Welch of Temple, Maine, who is shown on the inside front cover as the person who gifted the album, signed a page in 1911:




Lottie Ranger Howes of Temple, Maine, signed a page in 1911:




Isabelle N. Mace of Wilton, Maine, signed a page in 1914:




Eldora M. Derby signed a page in 1914:




Emma Mayo of Wilton, Maine, signed a page:




If I'm deciphering the handwriting correctly, I believe it was Isaiah C. Mayo who signed the page below:




Eugene R. Mace of Temple, Maine, who indicated he was Gladys' cousin, signed a page in 1914:




Blyn R. Mace of Wilton, Maine, signed a page in 1914:




Eleanor Hutchins signed a page in 1916:




Back cover and spine:





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