Saturday, June 30, 2012

Memorial Card for Laura Ellen (Clarry) Sweet, who died in Maine in 1888

Memorial card on the occasion of the death of Mrs. Laura E. Sweet on 1 March 1888.  "Mrs. Laura E. Sweet, Died March 1, 1888.  Aged 34 Years, and 10 months".

Nothing on reverse.

From online research, 

Mrs. Laura E. Sweet was born Laura Ellen Clarry [or Clary, as some records show], on 28 April 1853, at Holden, Maine, the daughter of Edward Carpenter Clarry and Caroline H. (Perry) Clarry.

Edward Carpenter Clarry was born 24 November 1822 at Dedham, Maine, son of James and Annie L. (Hitchings) Clarry.  

At present I don't have information on the parents of Caroline H. (Perry) Clarry, or even if Perry was indeed her maiden name.   I found a Caroline Perry living at Sullivan, Maine, at the time of the 1850 Census, daughter of Augustus and Rebecca Perry, but I don't know if this Caroline is the Caroline who went on to marry Edward Clarry.  Sullivan is also in Hancock County but is at some distance from Dedham.  

On 25 December 1876 at Eddington, Maine, Laura Ellen Clarry married Bromley C. Sweet, son of Campbell and Margaret Caroline (Comins) Sweet.  Bromley was born 29 January 1834.  

Bromely and Laura had four children together, I believe.  After Laura's death in 1888, Bromley remarried and had more children.  He died in 1912.

If you have any corrections to the information above or any insights into the Clarry and Sweet families of Maine, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Eddington, Maine

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