Thursday, May 24, 2012

1880s Autograph Album of May Lorinda Nichols of East Livermore, Maine


1880s autograph album of May Lorinda Nichols of East Livermore, Maine.  Approximately 5-1/2" x 3-1/4", the album contains 17 autographs of relatives and friends.




From online research, hopefully correct; [If you have corrections, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!]


May Lorinda Nichols was born December 1873, give or take a year, in Maine, the daughter of Stephen D. and Vilena (Fellows) Nichols, who were born in East Livermore, Maine, and Fayette, Maine, respectively.


May's paternal grandparents were Stephen and Mary Nichols.  Her maternal grandparents were Stephen and Lorinda Fellows.


Two of May's siblings signed pages in her album.  


Older sister Carrie E. Nichols was born about 1868 in Maine.  She filed an intention to marry Will E. Crocker on 20 November 1890.  They raised a family of at least four children at Fayette, Maine.




Older brother Winfield S. Nichols was born 10 July 1872 at East Livermore, Maine.  He married Nellie M. Stevens in 1905 at Oakland, Maine; they had at least one son.  He died in 1967 at Livermore Falls, Maine.




May had an older sister Florence, who didn't sign a page in her album.  Florence was born 9 December 1865 in Fayette.  I lost track of her after the 1880 Census of East Livermore, Maine.


Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order.  Please note that some people who indicated towns may have been referring to where they were when they signed their pages.  



Unnamed friend of East Livermore, Maine, 1885
Minnie Bishop, 1886, teacher
Ida M. Hurlbert of Strickland's Ferry, Maine, 1887
Sadie R. Knox of Fayette, Maine 1886, at Singing School, East Livermore, Maine
Asenath A. Maxim of East Livermore, Maine, 1886
May L. Nichols of East Livermore, Maine
Winfield S. Nichols of East Livermore, Maine, 1886, brother
Carrie E. Nichols of East Livermore, Maine, 1887, sister
Lena E. Philbrick 
Mattie H. Richards of Chesterville, Maine, 1886
Alvena J. Stetson of East Livermore, Maine, 1886
Annie Stetson of East Livermore, Maine, 1887; can't decipher middle initial
May C. Wellington of Strickland's Ferry, Maine; could be May O. Wellington
Dora Whittemore of Livermore Falls, Maine, 1886
Otis E. Young of East Livermore, Maine, 1885
Ella D. Young of East Livermore, Maine, 1885
Carmen R. Young of East Livermore, Maine, 1885


Strickland's Ferry is a part of Livermore and is located on the east side of the Androscoggin River.  The ferry was the fastest way, at one time, for travelers to reach the Rumford, Maine, area from Augusta and points north.






East Livermore and Livermore Falls, Maine



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