Wednesday, September 12, 2012

1870s Autograph Album of Mary I. Adams of Greenfield, Massachusetts


1870s autograph album that was presented to Mary I. Adams by her mother at Christmas in the early 1870s.



From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Mary I. Adams was born 9 March 1858 at Greenfield, Massachusetts, daughter of Andrew Bigelow Adams and his second wife Mary Elizabeth (Stevens) Adams.

I believe Andrew Bigelow Adams' parents were Nathan Jr. and Elizabeth (Butters) Adams of Medford, Massachusetts.  Mary E. (Stevens) Adams was the daughter of William Stevens of Colerain, Massachusetts.  Andrew and Mary married at Colerain on 15 November 1852.

The first wife of Andrew Bigelow Adams may have been Elizabeth Jane Bird, daughter of Samuel Coolidge Adams and Mary Putnam (Hearsey) Adams.

Mary I. Adams is listed in the 1860-1880 Censuses of Greenfield, Massachusetts.  At some point she moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she's listed with her widowed mother in the 1900 and 1910 Censuses.

In the 1920 Census of Boston, Massachusetts, Mary was living with a Carrie E. Simonds, who was very likely the childhood friend Carrie E. Simonds who signed a page in Mary's autograph album.



By the time of the 1930 Census, Mary was boarding in the household of the Bersin family.

I'm not sure Mary I. Adams ever married.  She had a career in education in Boston and Roxbury, Massachusetts.  

Going through the album, I didn't notice any pages signed by people who  identified themselves as Mary's relatives, other than the presentation page written by her mother, Mary Elizabeth (Stevens) Adams.  Many of the signers indicated that they were attending Greenfield High School.

Flora F. Rice, a student at Greenfield High School, signed a page in 1873.

Fronia A. Graves, a student at Greenfield High School, signed a page in 1873.

If you have information on Mary I. Adams and her family or any of the signers in the autograph album, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Complete list of signers in alphabetical order by surname, not necessarily given name:
  • Cora M. ? of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Mary I. Adams of Greenfield, Massachusetts; Christmas present from her mother
  • William F. Aiken of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • H. R. Beals, 1873
  • Alta May Billings of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • H. L. Billings of Missouri
  • Iola F. Blanchard of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Willie E. Blanchard of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Etta M. Blandin of Greenfield, Massachusetts
  • Lis L. Brown
  • E. W. Bullard of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Frank Nash Bullock of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Sarah Emily Bullock of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • C. G. Burnham of Greenfield, Massachusetts, C.B.P.H.S.
  • Henry A. Chapin of Greenfield, Massachusetts
  • Maria B. Clarke of Shelburne, Massachusetts
  • William O. Comstock, Jr.
  • Ida B. Crossman of Ansonia, Connecticut, 1874
  • Clara Daniels, 1873; middle initial is L or S
  • Fred Dodge of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • C. H. Dunbar of Millers Falls, Massachusetts
  • Helen J. Dyer of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • John Egan of Greenfield High School
  • Jennie L. Felton of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Fred B. Felton of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Hattie Fisher of Greenfield, Massachusetts
  • Abbie I. Fiske of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • G. M. Graves, 1873
  • Cliff Graves
  • Mary M. Graves of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Fronia A. Graves of Greenfield High School, 1873
  • F. C. Griswold of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Lizzie M. Handforth of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • C. Harrington; middle initial is S or L
  • F. L. Haywood of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Helen L. Haywood of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Ned Hollister of Greenfield, Massachusetts
  • Lizzie A. Howland of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Laura I. Joslyn of Coleraine, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Hattie Lewis of Greenfield, Massachusetts
  • Dora E. McClure, 1873
  • Lola McConnel of Lonsdale, Rhode Island, 1875
  • Jennie McFarland of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Flora B. Miller
  • Charles L. Nash of Greenfield, Massachusetts
  • Cornelius Nash of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873; middle initial might be O
  • Eliza H. Newton of Greenfield, Massachusetts
  • W. H. Nims of Greenfield, Massachusetts, G.H.S., 1873
  • Delia Nims
  • Hattie M. Owen of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Clarence Owen of Greenfield, Massachusetts; middle initial might be S
  • Susie F. Parmenter of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Susie F. Pierce of Greenfield High School, 1873
  • Flora F. Rice of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Sara Riddell of Greenfield, Massachusetts
  • Lottie F. Roberts
  • Carrie M. Sawyer of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Charles S. Shaw of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1872
  • Mary A. Shearer of Coleraine, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Carrie E. Simonds of Greenfield, Massachusetts, G.H.S.
  • Sara J. Smith of Hartford, Connecticut
  • Elmer R. Spear of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Minnie Sweet of Shelburne, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Jennie M. Tyler of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Tillie E. Ulrich
  • Louise S. Wells of Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1873
  • Mary K. Weston of Warwick, Massachusetts, at Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1875
  • Jennie M. Wise of Greenfield, Massachusetts
  • Mary Womersley of Greenfield, Massachusetts
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