Monday, September 3, 2012

1880s Autograph Album of Lois Lawler Ricker of Eastport, Maine


1870s/1880s/1890s autograph album of Lois Lawler Ricker of Eastport, Maine.  

The album, approximately 5-1/8" x 3-1/8", is missing its front cover and perhaps a front end paper or two; hopefully no pages at the back of the album are missing.   The back cover and spine are present and attached to each other, but unattached to the body.

The album contains 23 pages with signatures.  Lois herself signed three pages, her sister Carrie Maud Ricker signed two, and Linnie E. Mitchell of Eastport, Maine, signed two.

Lois, "Loie", signed the page after the title page.


                                                                        
She also signed a page in 1891.


                    
And a page in 1893.



Her older sister Carrie Maud Ricker signed two pages, the first in 1889,



and the second in 1892.



Lois Lawler Ricker, born 10 August 1879, and Carrie Maud Ricker, born 2 March 1877, both at Eastport, Maine, were the daughters of Eliphalet and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Lawler) Ricker, who were born at Eastport, Maine, and Campobello Island, New Brunswick, respectively.

Their paternal grandparents were Benjamin and Hannah W. (Brooks) Ricker.  Their maternal grandparents were James and Louisa (Hunt) Lawler.

The girls had an older sister, Mary, born about 1868.

I don't believe Lois or Carrie Maud ever married.  Lois died in 1867 at Lubec, Maine, a short hop across the bay from Eastport.  Carrie Maud had died in 1944 at Eastport.

Other signers in the album, not in alphabetical order.

Hattie A. Brooks of Eastport signed a page.



Nina M. Bishop of Eastport, Maine, signed a page in 1891.



Linnie E. Mitchell of Eastport, Maine, signed two pages; one undated, 



and one in 1891.



Frank Lawler of Eastport, Maine, signed a page in 1889.



Gertrude B. Patterson of Eastport, Maine, signed a page in 1893.



Mrs. Mary E. Murphy of Eastport, Maine, signed a page in 1889.



M. Janie Reynolds signed a page.



M. Eva Tenney of Eastport, Maine, signed a page in 1889.



Minnie Rafter of Clarence Ridge, New Brunswick, signed a page in 1890.



M. C. Roop of Eastport, Maine, signed a page in 1889.



Lilla M. Ward of Eastport, Maine, signed a page.



Lizzie Garnett signed a page in 1889.



Miss Grace A. Stanley of Eastport, Maine, signed a page.



Mrs. H. W. Rice of Eastport, Maine, signed a page in 1891.



Cora M. Mitchell of Eastport, Maine, signed a page in 1891.



Myra Higgins of Eastport, Maine, signed a page in 1891.



Josie A. Lindsay of North Monmouth, Maine, signed a page in 1878.



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



Eastport, Maine [Campobello Island is to the east.]


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