Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1880s Autograph Album of Margaret "Maggie" Clara Parsons of Buxton, Maine


1880s autograph album presented to Maggie C. Parsons for punctuality by her teacher Minie E. Smith of Chicopee, Maine, a section of Buxton, Maine.



 Small album, approximately 5-1/2" x 3-1/4", filled with around sixty-nine autographs of relatives, friends and teachers.



Margaret Clara Parsons, "Maggie", was born 29 November 1873 at Buxton, Maine, daughter of Albion K. P. Parsons and Rosanna D. (Davis) Parsons, who were born at Buxton, Maine, and Limington, Maine, respectively.

Two of Maggie's siblings signed pages in her album.  First, Howard M. Parsons of North Buxton, Maine, signed a page on January 12, 1884.



Maggie's sister Maud E. Parsons signed an adjacent page on the same day.



Lizzie Severance of West Buxton, Maine, signed a page in 1887.  She called herself Maggie's cousin.

On 10 April 1893, Maggie married George Ellsworth Bangs of Buxton.  He had earlier signed a page in her album, in 1887.



Maggie and George were still living at Buxton, Maine, by the time of the 1940 Census.  They had raised at least two children while George worked as a farmer and as an interior painter.

If you have corrections to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

In addition to teacher Minie E. Smith who signed the presentation page, teacher T. V. Smith of Groveville, Maine [another section of Buxton, Maine] signed a page.



Two people, or perhaps the same person, drew lovely pen and ink sketches.  First, Mrs. Frances E. Moore of Standish, Maine.



J. P. Moore, another person, or perhaps Mrs. Frances E. Moore.



Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order:


G. P. Adams of Buxton Centre, Maine
A. G. Anderson of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1884
Jennie Anderson, 1888
Susie Babb, 1888
Lillian Bangs of Buxton, Maine, 1884
George E. Bangs of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1887
Willie D. Benton of Cornish, Maine, 1888
Laura J. Berry of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1884
Bertha M. Berry of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1888
Maud Berryman of West Buxton, Maine, 1888; middle initial could be J or G
Nellie M. Brackett of New Market, New Hampshire, 1887
Lela E. Burnham of West Hollis, Maine, at Buxton High School, 1888
Wilbert Burris of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine
Miss Gracie L. Carville of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1888
Edith E. Clay
Mr. Sam W. Clemons of East Hiram, Maine, 1888 [yes, there really was a Samuel W. Clemons of East Hiram, Maine]
James Cole of Saccarappa, Maine, in Westbrook, Maine
Wallace Cole of Dayton, Maine, 1888
Mrs. Ella H. Cram of Saccarappa, Maine, Westbrook, Maine, 1884
Jessie N. Cummings of West Kennebunk, Maine, 1888
Henry L. Dingley of Sebago Lake, Maine, 1887
L. A. Eaton at Buxton High School, 1888
Willie W. Elwell of West Buxton, Maine, 1888
Clinton D. Emery of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1884
Carl S. Emery of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1888
Maybell Emery of Buxton Center, Maine, 1888
Henry D. Emery of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1887
Perley E. Emery of Buxton, Maine, 1884
Mabel C. Fogg of Buxton, Maine, 1884
Nellie F. Hanson of Gorham, Maine, 1888
Nellie M. Hartford of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1888
Ezra M. Hawkes of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1887
Miss Anna G. Hawkes of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1884
Sadie L. Hawkes of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1884
Lena Blanche Hawkes of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1887
Mildred Hill of Buxton Centre
Annie M. Hill of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1888
Nellie F. Hill of West Buxton, Maine, 1888
Fannie F. Hill of Buxton Centre, Maine, at Chicopee village, 1884
Frank H. Hopkinson of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1885
Walter P. Hopkinson of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1887
Ethie J. Hopkinson
G. H. Larrabee of Bridgton, Maine
Emma Martin of Buxton Centre, Maine
Miss Lulie M. Martin of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1887
Mary M. Meserve of West Buxton, Maine, 1888
Mrs. Frances E. Moore of Standish, Maine, 1886; her lovely pen and ink sketch
J. P. Moore; beautiful pen and ink sketch of a fancy spoon; perhaps she is Mrs. Frances E. Moore?
Fred B. Olsen of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine
Winnie L. Owen of Buxton, Maine
Fred P. Owen of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1883
George E. Palmer of Chicopee, Maine, 1884
Maggie C. Parsons; the album was presented to her for her punctuality by her teacher Minie E. Smith in 1883
Howard M. Parsons of North Buxton, Maine, 1884; Maggie's brother
Maud E. Parsons of North Buxton, Maine, 1884; Maggie's sister
Sadie L. Porter of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1888
Rev. C. A. Ratcliffe; Maggie's pastor
S., M. Rounds of Steep Falls, Maine, 1884
Hattie M. Rounds of Saccarappa, Maine, Westbrook, Maine, 1884
Nellie Sawyer of Buxton, Maine, 1888
Lizzie Severance of West Buxton, Maine, 1887
Lizzie F. Small of Limington, Maine, 1888
Minie E. Smith, teacher; she presented the album to Maggie C. Parsons in 1883, for Maggie's punctuality
T. V. Smith of Groveville, Maine, in Buxton, Maine; Maggie's teacher
M. B. Smith of West Hollis, Maine, 1887; "Thy friend"
Fred Thompson of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1888
Helen R. Thompson of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton,Maine, 1884
Minnie Tyler of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1888
F. A. Ward of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1888
Mary E. Watson of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1884

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