Sunday, July 29, 2012

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Evelyn E. Hicks of South Robbinston, Maine


Front Cover

Autograph album of Evelyn Eliza Hicks of Maple Point, Boyden Lake, South Robbinston, Maine.

Evelyn's page

Approximately 5-1/2" x 3-1/4", with a page signed by Evelyn herself and 47 others, from Maine, Massachusetts and Wisconsin.

Title Page


Evelyn Eliza Hicks was born about 1872 at Robbinston, Maine, perhaps in South Robbinston in the area of Maple Point on Boyden Lake.  

Her parents were Valentine and Mary Ellen (Noddin) Hicks, born at Buctouche, Kent County, New Brunswick, and Deer Island, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, respectively.

Her paternal grandparents were Israel Hicks of New Brunswick and wife Abigail (Carlisle) Hicks, born at Meddybemps, Maine.

Her maternal grandparents were George Noddin and Eliza (Lord) Noddin of New Brunswick; they moved to Robbinston, Maine.

Evelyn's sisters Carrie Maud Hicks, who married Clifford S. Lovell, and Lucy M. Hicks, who married Howard A. Cline, signed pages in the autograph album.

Lucy M. Hicks of South Robbinston, Maine, 1891

 [Carrie] Maud Hicks and Lucy M. Hicks of South Robbinston, Maine, at Maple Point on Boyden Lake, 1888

Howard A. Cline, future husband of Lucy M. Hicks, signed a page.
Howard A. Cline of South Robbinston, Maine, 1892

In 1894, Evelyn Eliza Hicks married Walter F. Anderson, son of George and Mary J. Anderson of Stoneham, Massachusetts.  Walter signed two pages in Evelyn's autograph album, below.

Walter F. Anderson of Stoneham, Massachusetts, 1891

Walter F. Anderson of Stoneham, Massachusetts, 1892

The couple lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.  The 1900 Census found them at Stoneham, Massachusetts, where Walter was employed as a shoe laster.  

In the 1910 Census, they were living at Parsonfield, Maine, where Walter was working as a shoemaker.  The 1920 Census found them at  Farmington, New Hampshire; Walter was still working in the shoe industry. The 1930 Census found them farming poultry at Buxton, Maine.

The couple had, I think, four children:
  • Leslie Walter W. Anderson, born about 24 June 1895 at Stoneham, Massachusetts; m. Hazel A. Perkins
  • Bertha E. Anderson, born about 1898 at Massachusetts
  • Earl S. Anderson, born 28 September 1900 at Stoneham, Massachusetts
  • Ethel Hicks Anderson, born 1 January 1902 at Stoneham, Massachusetts

Two signers identified themselves as Evelyn's cousin; more relatives signed, but didn't identify themselves as such.


Annie M. Stuart of Meddybemps, Maine

Harry W. Stuart of Charlotte, Maine, 1888



Complete list of signers in Evelyn's Autograph Album, in alphabetical order:
  • Bird
  • Lillie Adams of Lords Cove, New Brunswick, on Deer Island in Charlotte County, 1889
  • Walter F. Anderson of Stoneham, Massachusetts, 1891, future husband of Evelyn E. Hicks
  • Walter F. Anderson of Stoneham, Massachusetts, 1892, future husband of Evelyn E. Hicks [second entry]
  • A. B. of Isle au Haut, Maine
  • Charles H. Blakey of Eastport, Maine
  • Alonzo Bogrett of Eastport, Maine, 1888
  • Willie O. Bridges of Meddybemps, Maine, 1889
  • John N. Bridges of Meddybemps, Maine, 1889 [not sure of middle initial]
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bridgham, 1888
  • Howard A. Cline of South Robbinston, Maine, 1892; future husband of Evelyn's younger sister Lucy M. Hicks
  • Bertie Daggett of Maple Point, South Robbinston, Maine, friend, 1889
  • Anson C. Damon of Charlotte, Maine, 1889 [not positive that C is the correct middle initial]
  • Jennie D. Davis of South Robbinston, Maine, 1892
  • Florence Densmore of Waite, Maine, 1889
  • W. A. Diffin
  • Nellie M. Doring of Perry, Maine, 1890
  • Lizzie Doughty of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1888
  • Maude Fisher of Charlotte, Maine
  • Frank L. Fisher of Charlotte, Maine, 1889
  • Willard Greenlaw of Eastport, Maine, 1888
  • M. B. Greenlaw of Eastport, Maine
  • A. A. Hammond of Eastport, Maine, 1888
  • Lillie J. Harriman, friend
  • Mary A Hayden of South Robbinston, Maine, 1888
  • Evelyn E. Hicks of South Robbinston, Maine, owner
  • Lucy M. Hicks of South Robbinston, Maine, 1891, Evelyn's younger sister
  • Lucy M.Hicks of Maple Point, Boyden Lake, South Robbinston, Maine, Evelyn's sister [second entry on page shared with Carrie Maud Hicks
  • Maud Hicks of South Robbinston, Maine, 1888, Evelyn's older sister [on page shared with Lucy M. Hicks]
  • Maud Hodgdon of Robbinston, Maine, 1888, friend
  • T. A. Hodgdon of South Robbinston, Maine, 1888
  • Judith F. Keith of Middleboro, Massachusetts, 1892
  • Emma F. Keith of Middleboro, Massachusetts, 1892, friend
  • Alice J. Loring of Perry, Maine, 1890, friend
  • John Loring of Eastport, Maine, 1888 [middle initial is T or F]
  • Cora L. McCoy of Robbinston, Maine, 1888, friend
  • Jennie M. McDonald of Robbinston, Maine, 1888
  • Mabel C. Newcomb of Eastport, Maine, 1888
  • Flora A. Orcutt of Middleboro, Massachusetts, 1892
  • Linnie I. Phipps of Charlotte, Maine, 1889 [not sure of middle initial]
  • Laura Phipps of Charlotte, Maine
  • Lillian Seeley of Robbinston,Maine, 1889 [can't decipher middle initial]
  • Annie M. Stuart of Meddybemps, Maine, Evelyn's cousin
  • Annie M. Stuart of Meddybemps, Maine, 1889 (second entry for Annie)
  • William C. Stuart of Meddybemps, Maine, 1889
  • Nancy G. Stuart of Charlotte, Maine, 1888
  • Harry W. Stuart of Charlotte, Maine, 1888, Evelyn's cousin
  • Mabel E. Taylor of South Robbinston, Maine, 1893


For images of all of the pages in Evelyn's autograph album, see the page of Evelyn E. Hicks at the Maine and Maritime Canada Genealogy network.

If you have any corrections or additions to the information above, or if you have information on any of the signers in Evelyn's autograph album, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Robbinston, Maine


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