Wednesday, September 26, 2012

1880s/1890 Autograph Album of Harry Butters Hurd of Chelsea, Massachusetts


1880s/1890 autograph album of Harry Butters Hurd of 104 Orange Street, Chelsea, Massachusetts.



The album is approximately 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" and contains 23 pages signed by Harry, his relatives and friends.  A complete list of the signers appears at the bottom of this post.



From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Harry Butters Hurd was born 8 March 1877 at Chelsea, Massachusetts, son of Herbert I. Hurd and Mary Olivia (Butters) Hurd, New Hampshire natives.

Harry's paternal grandparents were John Shepard Hurd and Susan Antriss Woodbury (Dame) Hurd.  His maternal grandparents were Charles Hutchins Butters and Julia Ann (Trescott) Butters.

Harry's father, Herbert I. Hurd, signed a page in the album in 1884.

Harry's older brother Charles Herbert Hurd, who was born 22 January 1875 at Pittsfield, New Hampshire, signed a page in the album in 1885.

Harry's uncle, George Brewster Hurd, then living on Shawmut Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts, signed a page in 1884.  George was Herbert's younger half brother from John Shepard Hurd's second marriage to Johanna (Brewster) Hurd.

Harry's aunt Clara T. Butters of Chelsea, Massachusetts, younger sister of his mother Mary Oliver (Butters) Hurd, signed a page in 1884.

Three of Harry's cousins signed pages in his album.  Gusta J. Berry signed a page in 1885.  She was Augusta J. Berry, daughter of Elwin and Emma J. (Hurd) Berry.  Emma J. was a full sister to Harry's father Herbert I. Hurd.

Harry's cousin Ada Blanch Scates of Northampton, Massachusetts, signed a page in 1884.  Ada was the daughter of David W. and Lyminia Walker (Butters) Scates.  Lyminia was the older sister of Harry's mother Mary Oliver (Butters) Hurd.

Harry's cousin Gracie signed a page.

Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order by surname [given names within a particular surname may not be in alpha order]
  • Gracie, Harry's cousin
  • Eliza M. Abbott of Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • Gusta J. Berry, 1885; Harry's cousin Augusta J. Berry, daughter of Elwin and Emma J. (Hurd) Berry.  Emma was the older sister of Harry's father Herbert I. Hurd.
  • Henry G. Briggs of Peabody, Massachusetts, 1884
  • Clara T. Butters of Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1884; Harry's aunt, sister to his mother Mary Olivia (Butters) Hurd
  • Lila Collins of Melrose, Massachusetts, 1890
  • Janet W. Fay of Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1877
  • Alice J. Flagg of Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1884
  • H. A. Flanders of Melrose, Massachusetts, 1890
  • Harry Butters Hurd of Chelsea, Massachusetts; album owner, signed a page in 1884
  • Charles H. Hurd of Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1885; Harry's older brother Charles Herbert Hurd
  • H. I. Hurd, 1884; Harry's father Herbert I. Hurd
  • George B. Hurd of Shawmut Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 1884; Harry's uncle, George Brewster Hurd, half brother to Harry's father Herbert I. Hurd
  • Gertie M. Ilsley of Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • Lottie Ilsley of Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • Harry S. Johnson of Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • Susie M. Jones of Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1885
  • Edith L. McIntyre of Melrose, Massachusetts, 1890
  • Susan D. Melcher
  • Emily P. Rudd, 1884
  • Ada B. Scates of Northampton, Massachusetts, 1884; Harry's cousin, daughter of Harry's mother's sister, Lyminia Walker (Butters) Scates, wife of David W. Scates
  • Ada M. Seavey of Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1888; schoolmate
  • Florence Sibley of Melrose, Massachusetts
If you have corrections to the information above or information about the Hurd and Butters families or any of the signers, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Chelsea, Massachusetts


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