Saturday, November 3, 2012

c1900 Photograph of John I. Frederick of Winterport, Maine


c1900 photograph of a young man identified on reverse as John I. Frederick.  The photograph was purchased with a collection of early 1900s photographs of University of Maine students, most taken around 1904.

Whether or not John attended the University of Maine, I haven't so far determined from a cursory look through issues of the Prism of likely years, but I suspect he did.

The actual reverse of the photograph, as shown below, is darker, but I altered it to make the signature stand out.


From online research, hopefully correct:

John I. Frederick was born about March 1878 at Winterport, Maine, son of Luther W. and Addie (Newcomb) Frederick, who were born at Winterport, Maine, and abutting Frankfort, Maine, respectively.

John's paternal grandparents were Isaiah and Emeline Frederick.  I don't have information on Addie's parents; Newcomb was her birth surname given on John's marriage record.

On 3 September 1902 at Winterport, Maine, John I. Frederick married Ellen M. Littlefield, daughter of Walter Scott Littlefield and Ada Estelle (Moody) Littlefield.

By 1905 John was listed in a publication as a principal at Winterport, Maine.    By 1910, as shown in the Census of Winterport, he and Ellen were farming potatoes.

They may be the John and Ellen who were living at Somerville, Massachusetts at the time of the 1920 Census.  Ellen died in 1921.
I haven't yet found information on John I. Frederick from this point.  

If you have corrections to the information above or more information on John I. Frederick and Ellen M. (Littlefield) Frederick, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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