Sunday, May 27, 2012

1890s Autograph Album of Edith L. Greenleaf of Trevett, Maine


1890s autograph album of Edith L. Greenleaf of Trevett, Maine.  The album is approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and contains 37 pages signed by relatives, friends and teachers in the Trevett and Boothbay, Maine area, plus a few others.




"Presented to Edith Greenleaf For Excellence in Spelling By Mary Stuart, Teacher, Spring Term 1893"



Edith L. Greenleaf was born 15 December 1882 at Boothbay, Maine, the daughter of Payson S. and Susan Ann (Harding) Greenleaf.



Her paternal grandparents were Silas Pinkham Greenleaf and Mary Jane (Pinkham) Greenleaf.  Her maternal grandparents were Charles and Betsy Harding.


On 8 November 1905 at Bath, Maine, Edith married Merritt Charles Gackinbach (various spellings), who was born at Bath, Maine, on 24 September 1883, the son of Richard C. Gachenbach and Alice (Wagner) Gachinback.


The couple lived at Bath, Maine, and had at least one child, a daughter.


Edith's older sister Delia H. Greenleaf of Trevett, Maine, signed a page in 1896.




Edith's younger sister Maude P. Greenleaf of Trevett, Maine, signed a page in 1894.  


Edith's cousin Iva Greenleaf of Trevett, Maine, signed a page in 1896.




Edith's cousin Perley D. Greenleaf signed a page in 1897.




Other people named Greenleaf signed pages.


Martha J. Greenleaf signed a page in 1896.




Sarah I. Greenleaf of Trevett, Maine, signed a page in 1896.




Ina E. Greenleaf of Trevett, Maine, signed a page in 1893.




Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order: [Please note that people may have indicated the place where they were when they signed their pages rather than their actual residences.]



M. W. Y.
M. W. D., 1895
Myra Abbott of Trevett, Maine, 1893
Fred P.Abbott of Trevett, Maine, 1896
Marcia L. Adams of Boothbay, Maine, 1894
Miss Nora Barter of Trevett, Maine, 1893
Miss Winnie Barter of Trevett, Maine, 1896
Miss Callie Barter of Trevett, Maine, 1897
Will S. Bushby of Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1894
Eugene Choate
Louise Craven
Josephine M. Day of Trevett, Maine, 1893
Edith Greenleaf, presentee, 1893
Martha J. Greenleaf, 1896
Iva Greenleaf, Trevett, Maine, 1896, cousin
Sarah I. Greenleaf of Trevett, Maine, 1896
Ina E. Greenleaf of Trevett, Maine, 1893
Delia H. Greenleaf of Trevett, Maine, 1896, sister
Perley D. Greenleaf of Trevett, Maine, 1897, cousin
Maude P. Greenleaf of Trevett, Maine, 1894, sister
Vera Howe
Wilbur E. Howe of West Woolwich, Maine, 1896
Jesse Huntley of 208 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1896; can't decipher middle initial
Alvona B. Kimball of Trevett, Maine, 1893
Annie Kimball of Trevett, Maine, 1893
Abbie A. Kimball of Trevett, Maine, 1893
Orissa B. Kimball of Trevett, Maine, 1893
Maude E. Lewis, 1893
Emery Looter (not sure Looter is his actual surname)
Stephen H. Pinkham of Trevett, Maine, 1893
Sherman Pratt
F. G. Sears of Brockton, Massachusetts
A. F. Sidelinger of North Boothbay, Maine, 1893
Mary Stuart, Spring Term, 1893, Teacher
Eddie W. Tibbetts of Westport, Maine, 1894
Frank Twombley of 100 Suffolk St., Chelsea Massachusetts, 1894
Mabelle S. Welsh of Boothbay, Maine, at Barter's Island, 1896


If you have any corrections to the information presented above or any insights into the people who signed pages in the autograph album of Edith L. (Greenleaf) Gachenbach, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  I'd especially like to know more about teacher Mary Stuart.


Trevett and Boothbay, Maine



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