Sunday, August 26, 2012

1870s Autograph Album of Ella V. Toothaker of Phillips, Maine


Small autograph album, approximately 4-1/4" x 2-3/4", that was presented to Ella V. Toothaker of Phillips, Maine, by "the Boys of "78".  Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order, at bottom.



From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Ella Viola Toothaker was born 4 June 1867 at Phillips, Maine, the daughter of James Farrington Toothaker and Melvina (Williams) Toothaker, who were born at Rangelely, Maine, and Phillips, Maine, respectively.

Her father signed a page in her album in 1879.



I believe the Eddie Toothaker who signed a page in her album was Ella's brother Edgar Ray Toothaker.



On 1 January 1903 at Phillips, Maine, Ella became the second wife of Almon Silas Gifford.  He was born 30 January 1862 at West Farmington, Maine, son of Silas Harris Gifford and Mary W. (Mayo) Gifford.  

Sadly, Ella died within a year of her marriage, on 2 December 1903 at Farmington, Maine; the cause of death was listed as hemorrhage from a duodenal ulcer.  

Almon's first wife, with whom he had two children, was Ella's cousin Faustina Toothaker, daughter of Joseph and Faustina (Brown) Toothaker.  They married about 1885.

Almon's third wife was Winifred Mina Stevens, whom he married on 14 January 1905 at Mercer, Maine.  They also had two children together.

Other people named Toothaker who signed pages in Ella's album:

David H. Toothaker

Carrie A. Toothaker signed a page in 1879

Alice E. Toothaker signed a page in 1880.

Raymond or Eliza Toothaker of Phillips, Maine, signed their names in 1880.

Thalie R. Toothaker of Phillips, Maine, signed a page in 1880.

Winnie E. Toothaker of Rangeley, Maine, signed a page in 1879.

Emma P. Toothaker signed a page in 1879.

Four people who called themselves Emma's cousin signed pages.

Cousin Sadie signed a page in 1880.

Ella's cousin Minnie shared a page with Myra Bradbury of Avon, Maine, who signed a page in 1881.

Ella's cousin M. Angie Wilbur of Livermore Falls signed a page in 1879.

Ella's cousin Vinnie R. Williams signed a page.

Two of Ella's teachers signed pages.

Minnie G. Beal signed a page.

Lura H. Dennison signed a page.

Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order.

Abbie
Sadie; Ella's cousin, 1880
Minnie; Ella's cousin; page shared with Myra Bradbury of Avon, Maine
Josie, 1879
May
Berta Badger
Winnie Barton of Wilton, Maine
Minnie G. Beal or Beale; Ella's teacher
Edwin H. Beal of Avon, Maine, 1879
Rosa Beal
Myra Bradbury of Avon, Maine, 1881; page shared with Ella's cousin Minnie
C. M.Brown
William B. Butler of Phillips, Maine, 1879
Ida E. Butler of Avon, Maine, 1880
Eva L. Butterfield of Phillips, Maine, 
J. W. Butterfield of or at Phillips, Maine, 1880
Edith Church of Phillips, Maine, 1879
Evie Church, 1879
Lura H. Dennison; Ella's teacher
James Donovan of Lisbon Falls, Maine, 1880
Alice Douglass
Carrie Dutton of Phillips, Maine, 1880
Willie Dutton of Phillips, Maine, 1880
Etta Ellsworth of Phillips, Maine
L. A. F. of Phillips, Maine
Ora Bell Farrar of Farmington, Maine, 1880
Joshua M. Frost of Castine, Maine, 1879
Winnie L. Fuller of Phillips, Maine
Clara A. Graffam, 1879
J. Eugene Graffam of Phillips, Maine, 1880
Edgar A. Hill of Phillips, Maine, 1879
Bertha Hinkley of Phillips, Maine
Mary L. Kimball; page shared with Blanche E. Kimball
Blanche E. Kimball; page shared with Mary L. Kimball
Ida M. Lovejoy of Lisbon Falls, Maine, 1880
F. W. McKenney of or at Phillips, Maine, 1879; page shared with H. B. Smith; handwriting looks to be from one person.
Jennie Phinney of Phillips, Maine
Charlie W. Russell of Phillips, Maine, 1880
H. B. Smith of or at Phillips, Maine, 1879; page shared with F. W. McKenney; handwriting looks to be from one person.
Ella V. Toothaker; the album was presented to her by the "Boys of '78"
Eddie R. Toothaker
James F. Toothaker, 1879; Ella's father
David H. Toothaker
Carrie A. Toothaker, 1879
Alice E. Toothaker, 1880
Raymond and Eliza Toothaker of Phillips, Maine, 1880; only one of them actually signed the page
Thalie R. Toothaker of Phillips, Maine, 1880
Winnie E. Toothaker of Rangeley, Maine, 1879
Emma P. Toothaker, 1879
Jennie E. Towle of Phillips, Maine, 1881
Tena S. Voter of Madrid, Maine, 1880
Abbie M. Wells of Phillips, Maine, 1880
Cora E. Wheeler of Phillips, Maine
John A. Wheeler of Phillips, Maine, 1879
M. E. Wheeler, 1880
Lucy A. Whitney of Phillips, Maine
M. Angie Wilbur of Livermore Falls, Maine, 1879; Ella's cousin
E. B. Williams
S. S. Williams
Levy T. Williams
Vinnie R. Williams; Ella's cousin
H. B. Williams
George Williams of Phillips, Maine, 1879
Jennie Woodman of Natick, Massachusetts, at Phillips, Maine, 1880
Lettie M. Wormell, 1879

Phillips, Maine


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