Sunday, July 29, 2012

Photograph of a Young Man named McPheters; Old Town, Maine studio


Cabinet photograph of a young man identified on reverse as Geanie McPheters, though I may have deciphered his first name incorrectly.  The photograph was taken by the Howe studio of 113 Main Street, Old Town, Maine.

I'm hoping that a reader will come forward with information on this young man.



I found a Eugene McPheters, born about 1870, in the 1880 Census of Greenbush, Maine, with parents Stewart and Sarah McPheters and siblings Elizabeth and Gratia, but I don't know if I have the correct person.


If you have information on the young man in the photograph, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  


Old Town, Maine [in case the young man in the photograph is Eugene McPheters, Greenbush is north of Old Town on Route 2.]



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4 comments:

  1. The McPheters went away back in that area. They "ran with" the Pages, Dudleys, and Inmans, marrying back and forth, etc. An early census, I forgot which, asked the residents along the Penobscot where they had come from. Archibald McPhetres said "Bristol" but I don't know if he meant Bristol, Maine, or Bristol which is now in Rhode Island but was then in Mass. There are McPheters today in Rhode Island.

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  2. Lots of familiar surnames there. What about Bristol, England? That Census sounds very interesting - if you come across it again, perhaps you could send me the link? It's an interesting drive along Route 2 through Greenbush, especially in spring when the power of the Penobscot is very evident. When researching Greenbush, I came upon the meaning of Olamon, which goes back to the Red Paint people. My parents found a Red Paint plummet years ago, a bit downriver from Olamon.

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  3. Hi. It was the 1800 Census. Here is the link to Joseph Page. The McPheters are on the same page.

    http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsfn=joseph&gsln=page&msrpn__ftp=Hancock+County%2c+Maine%2c+USA&msrpn=1280&msrpn_PInfo=7-|0|1652393|0|2|3242|22|0|1280|0|0|&cpxt=0&catBucket=rstp&uidh=000&cp=0&pcat=CEN_1800&h=71742&recoff=5+6+17+18&db=1800usfedcenancestry&indiv=1

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