Wednesday, May 9, 2012
c1900 Photograph of Seth Bradstreet, by a Belfast, Maine studio
Photograph of a young man identified on reverse as Seth Bradstreet. Taken by the W. L. Hall studio of Belfast, Maine.
Note: See a newer post, dated 19 June 2012, which features photographs of Seth's father Fred and sister Gertie.
From online research, hopefully correct:
I believe the young man is the Seth Henry Bradstreet, born 20 April 1885 at Freedom, Maine, son of Frederick K. and Clara A. (Harvey) Bradstreet, both Freedom natives.
Seth Henry Bradstreet graduated from Freedom Academy in 1903. Perhaps this was his graduation photograph.
Seth's paternal grandparents were Simon and Eunice (Fuller) Bradstreet. His maternal grandparents were Asa and Margaret (Bradstreet) Harvey.
On 29 August 1908 at Palermo, Maine, Seth Henry Bradstreet married Ethel Gladys Nelson. She was born 19 August 1887 at Palermo, Maine, daughter of Horatio M. Hussey Nelson and Sarah Frances "Sadie" (Shorey) Nelson, who were born in Palermo and Albion, Maine, respectively.
Ethel's paternal grandparents were Jacob Washington Nelson and Keziah Howe (Gould). Her maternal grandparents were Francis and Jane P. Shorey.
After their marriage, Seth and Ethel moved to Albion to take care of a farm owned by a recently deceased relative. They had ten children there and were still living in Albion at the time of the 1930 Census. One of their grandsons served as Maine's Commissioner of Agriculture.
Read an interview with Seth's son Seth Henry Bradstreet Jr. about the family and their farming activities here.
If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding any of the information here, or if you think the Seth pictured is a different Seth, please leave a comment or contact me directly.
Freedom, Maine, in Waldo County: zoom out once to see Albion, close by to the west
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Albion, Maine, in Kennebec County:
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