Friday, March 30, 2012

1870s/1880s Autograph Album of Alice F. Robinson of Kennebunkport, Maine, and Lawrence, Massachusetts


1870s/1880s autograph album of Alice F. Robinson of Kennebunkport, Maine, and Lawrence, Massachusetts.


The album is approximately 6-3/4" x 4-1/2" and contains 76 autographs of relatives, friends and teachers, as well as two wonderful illustrations, one of a painted arctic scene and the other of a very cute rendition of a cat's predicament.


Alice was born 15 March 1866 at Newburyport, Massachusetts, the daughter of Charles E. Robinson and Betsy Anna (Wildes) Robinson.  The family later lived at Kennebunkport, Maine, and, later still, at Lawrence, Massachusetts.

From what I could determine online, hopefully correct, Alice's paternal grandparents were Samuel and Elizabeth Ann (Hussey) Robinson.  Her maternal grandparents were Samuel and, possibly, Olive, Wildes.

Alice was married at Lawrence, Massachusetts on 23 December 1892, to Charles William Malonzo, born about 1868 in New Hampshire.

Among the many autographs in the album are those of Alice's father, brother, sisters, cousins and her future husband.

Alice's father Charles E. Robinson signed in 1886 when the family was living at Lawrence, Massachusetts:


Alice's future husband Charles W. Malonzo signed in 1891 on a page shared with three others.


Alice's brother Edward G. Robinson signed in 1886 at Lawrence, Massachusetts:


Alice's sister Abbie Bell Robinson signed at Lawrence, Massachusetts:


Charles W. Robinson of Haverhill, Massachusetts signed in 1880:


Cousin George Gooch, whose middle initial I'm not quite sure of, signed in 1878:


Two other people named Gooch signed pages in the album.

Samuel H. Gooch of Kennebunkport, Maine, signed a page in 1878:


Belle Gooch of Kennebunk, Maine, signed in 1882:


 Alice's cousin Lucie E. Sargent of Newburyport, Massachusetts, signed a page in 1878:


Other Sargents who signed were C. H. Sargent, C. R. Sargent and Sam E. Sargent; the latter two gave their address as Newburyport, Massachusetts.  They signed in 1878 and 1879.

Alice's cousins Fannie J. Stone and Sarah E. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine, signed pages in 1879 and 1882 respectively.



Other people named Stone who signed pages were Mr. C. L. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine; Mrs. C. L. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine; and F. G. Stone of Kennebunkport, Maine.

Mr. and Mrs. Stone signed their pages in 1882.  F. G. Stone shared a page with Evelyn P. Titcomb and signed in 1880.

Well known evangelist A. P. Graves and his wife signed individual pages in 1881:



Two people made wonderful illustrations in Alice's album.

Henry M. Hutchins signed a page at Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1881.


I assume Henry M. Hutchins painted this northern scene, which is on the facing page to his page above.


Margaret J. Thompson and her wonderful comic drawing of 1883:


Alice's teacher, E. O. Greenleaf:


Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order.  Please note that people who indicated towns may have been referring to the town where they signed a page in the Alice's album, rather than their actual home town.


    • Abbie of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878

    A
    • Mary S. Anderson of Boston, Massachusetts, at Kennebunkport, Maine, 1879; could also be Mary L. Anderson
    B
    • Lizzie E. Bickford of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878; also on this page, Carrie A. Clarke of Kennebunkport, see separately
    • Lillie L. Boothby of Kennebunk, Maine, 1882
    • Oliver Bourne of Melrose, Massachusetts, at Kennebunkport, 1880
    • O. J. Bourne, 1883; on a page of multiple signatures
    • Jennie A. Burnham of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1882
    C
    • Lyman Chase, 1879
    • Pamela L. Chase, 1879
    • F. Gertrude Chick of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1883
    • Gertie E. Clark of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880
    • Carrie A. Clarke of Kennebunkport, Maine; 1878; also on this page, Lizzie E. Bickford of Kennebunkport, see separately
    • Fordyce P. Cleaves of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1881
    • Willie H. Croman of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1878
    D
    • G. Austin Day of Kennebunk, Maine, 1882
    • Ida L. Dennett of Kennbunkport, Maine, 1881
    F
    • Minnie W. Fairfield of Biddeford, Maine, 1879
    • Melville W. Fairfield of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880
    • Ella O. Felch of Limerick, Maine, at Kennebunkport, 1879
    • Hattie B. Fose of Somerville, Massachusetts, 1881
    G
    • George I. Gooch, 1878, cousin, middle initial may be wrong
    • Samuel H. Gooch of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
    • Belle Gooch of Kennebunk, Maine, 1882
    • A. P. Graves, 1881, Evangelist
    • Mrs. A. P. Graves, 1881
    • Grace Miller Greene of Malden, Massachusetts, 1881
    • E. O. Greenleaf, 1878, Alice's teacher
    H
    • Charles B. Harmon of Biddeford, Maine, at Kennebunkport, Maine, 1882
    • Sarah Huff, 1886; on a page of multiple signatures
    • Jennie S. Huff of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1884
    • Henry M. Hutchins of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1881, adjoining beautiful illustration of arctic scene
    • Myra H. Hutchins of Kennebunkport, Maine
    K
    • Fred W. Kidd of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
    L
    • Maurice F. Leach of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
    • Prescott Littlefield of Kennebunk, Maine
    M
    • C. W. Malonza of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1891; Alice's future husband Charles W. Malonza; on a page of multiple signatures
    • Minnie E. Mason of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880
    • Louise D. Mayhew of Mount Vernon, Maine, 1878
    • Lillie A. Mitchell of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
    P
    • Harry French Perkins of Kennebunkport, Maine
    • Charles Eliph Perkins of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
    • E. P. Perkins of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
    • Lizzie F. Pope of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
    R
    • Ida H. Remick, 1885
    • Hattie S. Remick of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
    • Henry W. Rice of Eastport, Maine
    • Alice F. Robinson of Kennebunkport, Maine
    • Edward G. Robinson of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1886
    • C. E. Robinson of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1886, Alice's father
    • A. F. Robinson of Cape Porpoise; on a page of multiple signatures
    • Abbie B. Robinson of Lawrence, Massachusetts; Abbie Bell Robinson, Alice's sister
    • Charles W. Robinson of Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1880
    • John Rounds of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1879
    • Marcia A. Rounds, at the Parsonage, 1879; also on this page, Linnie H. Rounds, see separately
    • Linnie H. Rounds of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1879; also on this page, Marcia A. Rounds, see separately
    S
    • Sam E. Sargent, Newburyport, Massachusetts, at Kennebunkport, Maine, 1879; Samuel E. Sargent m. Georgia E. Gooch
    • C. H. Sargent, 1878
    • Lucie E. Sargent of Newburyport, Massachusetts, at Kennebunkport, 1878, Alice's cousin
    • C. R. Sargent of Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1879
    • Jennie A. Seavey of Cape Porpoise, Maine
    • Persis Shehan, 1881
    • Pauline Simmers of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
    • Alice C. Sparks of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1882
    • Mrs. C. L. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine, 1882
    • C. L. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine, 1882
    • Carrie A. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine, 1879
    • F. G. Stone of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880, on a page with Evelyn P. Titcomb of Kennebunkport
    • Sarah E. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine, 1882; Alice's cousin
    • Fannie J. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine, 1879, Alice's cousin
    T
    • Lizzie C. Tansey of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
    • Katie F. Thompson of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
    • Margaret J. Thompson 1883; wonderful cartoon of a kitty
    • Evelyn P. Titcomb of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880; on a page with F. G. Stone of Kennebunkport
    • Lutie E. Tripp of Kennebunkport, Maine 1884
    W
    • George B. Wheeler of Bloomington, Illinois, at Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880
    • Frank K. Wheeler of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
    • Annie M. Whitten, 1879

    If you have any information on any of the people mentioned above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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    Thursday, March 29, 2012

    1880s Autograph Album of Ardelia M. Maddocks of Nobleboro, Maine



    1880s autograph album of Ardelia M. Maddocks of Nobleboro, Maine.




    From clues inside, the album appears to have been used by Ardelia during her time at Lincoln Academy.  


    Later on, Ardelia married Herbert L. Coombs, and they raised at least one son,Frank, at Nobleboro, Maine.  Herbert signed Ardelia's page in 1883, when they were young friends, see below.


    Lincoln Academy, chartered in 1801, still exists today, as a private academy that also serves as a public high school for area towns.   The Academy's website lists class lists for the 1880s; the lists are incomplete.


    An earlier post entitled 1880s/90s Autograph Album of Miss Cotton of Nobleboro, Maine featured an album owned by Ardelia's mother or an aunt, daughters of Henry P. and Emeline (Seiders) Cotton of Nobleboro, Maine, born in New Hampshire and Maine respectively.  The albums were discovered separately.


    Ardelia's album measures approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and contains 77 autographs of relatives and friends.




    Ardelia's father, John F. Maddocks:




    Ardelia's maternal grandfather, Henry P. Cotton of Nobleboro, Maine:




    Ardelia's husband, Herbert L. Coombs and Herbert's sister Mary E. Coombs of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, and Nobleboro, Maine, respectively:








    Ardelia's maternal uncle, William Henry Dudley Cotton and his daughter Ethel M. Cotton of Nobleboro, Maine:








    Ardelia's maternal aunt, Matilda Henrietta (Cotton) Hall and husband Albert S. Hall and their daughter Clara, who had moved to San Francisco, California:








    Ardelia's maternal aunt Abbie Haley (Cotton) Brown and husband William L. Brown, of Waldoboro, Maine, and their sons Henry W. Brown, then at Calais, Maine, and Clive Augustus Brown:










    Ardelia's maternal aunt Emma R. (Cotton) Sylvester and husband Charles:






    Ardelis's paternal aunts, Mary Jane Maddocks and Hester A. Maddocks, both of Damariscotta Mills, Maine:






    Cousin Mary L. Rappe of Farmingdale, Maine:




    Ardelia's Sunday School teacher, Abigail C. Morgan:




    A page signed by someone whose name I can't decipher.  It's perhaps German.




    A lovely hand done sketch in pencil of a peaceful scene along the shore and railroad tracks:




    Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order, below.  Please note that the towns mentioned by some of the signers may have been where they were when they signed rather than their home town.


    A person with a German name which I can't decipher
    Minnie Ames of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    Maude S. Austin of Newcastle, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    Mame Barker at Lincoln Hill, 1883; could be Mary Barker, a student at Lincoln Academy
    W. N. Barstow of Nobleboro, Maine, 1884
    Charles A. Black of Newcastle, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    Grace Adelaide Borland, 1883
    Abbie H. Brown, Waldoboro, 1883; Abbie Haley (Cotton) Brown, sister of Ardelia's mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks and wife of William L. Brown
    William L. Brown, Waldoboro, 1883; husband of Abbie Haley (Cotton) Brown, who was the sister of Ardelia's mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks
    Henry W. Brown of Calais, Maine, cousin; son of William L. and Abbie Haley (Cotton) Brown
    Clive A. Brown of Waldoboro, Maine; cousin Clive Augustus Brown, son of William L. and Abbie Haley (Cotton) Brown
    L. S. Chapman, 1884
    Mary P. Chapman at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    Susie C. Clark of Newcastle, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    Cad Clark at Lincoln Academy, 1887
    Herbert L. Coombs of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883; Ardelia's future husband
    Mary E. Coombs of Nobleboro, Maine, 1883; sister of Herbert L. Coombs, future husband of Ardelia
    Henry P. Cotton, Ardelia's grandfather of Nobleboro, Maine
    Ethel M. Cotton, Nobleboro, Maine, 1888, cousin; daughter of William Henry Dudley Cotton, brother of Ardelia's mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks
    W. H. D. Cotton of Nobleboro, Maine, 1883; William Henry Dudley Cotton, brother of Ardelia's mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks
    Lillie M. Cox of Damariscotta, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    Flossie E. Cushing of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1886
    Marcia B. Day at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    Hattie F. Genthner, 1883
    Charles D. Getchell of Rockland, Maine, 1883
    Minnie Glidden of Newcastle, Maine, 1883
    Arthur C. Hall of Newcastle, Maine, 1883
    Aunt Nettie, 1883; Matilda Henrietta (Cotton) Hall, sister of Ardelia's mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks; married to Albert S.Hall
    A. S. Hall, 1883; Albert S. Hall, who married Matilda Henrietta Cotton, sister of Ardelia's mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks
    Delbert A. Hall of Nobleboro, Maine, 1888
    Walter P. Hall of Newcastle, Maine, 1885
    Clara M. Hall of San Francisco, California, 1883; cousin; her mother, Matilda Henrietta (Cotton) Hall, was the sister of Ardelia's mother, Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks
    Cassie O. Hall of Nobleboro, Maine, 1888
    Maggie L. Hall of Nobleboro, Maine
    Edward M. Harden of Rockland, Maine, 1883
    Arthur W. Harris of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883
    James F. Hatch of Nobleboro, Maine, 1888
    Herbert L. Hatch of Nobleboro, Maine, 1888
    Cresie D. Hatch of Nobleboro, Maine, 1888
    Sarah L. Hatch of Nobleboro, Maine, 1888
    Lunetta Hayes of Damariscotta Mills, Maine
    Mary L. Hilton of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    William W. Hodgkins of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883
    Hattie M. Keene of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    Ardelia Maria Maddocks, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    John F. Maddocks, 1883, Ardelia's father
    Aunt Mary of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1884; I think this is Mary Jane Maddocks, sister of Ardelia's father John F. Maddocks
    Hester A. Maddocks of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1885; she was the sister of Ardelia's father, John F. Maddocks
    J. W. Madigan of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883
    Melzar D. McCurda of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883
    Thomas P. Merrill; Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1885
    Margaret Metcalf, 1886
    Annie G. Metcalfe of Damariscotta, Maine, 1883
    Bessie C. Mitchell of Newcastle, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    Abigail C. Morgan, 1883; Ardelia's Sunday School teacher
    Carrie Aline Morgan of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1884
    Delia D. Mulligan, 1884
    Annie M. Northey at Lincoln Academy, 1885
    Clarence Pinkham of Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1887
    Zetta A. Plummer of Damariscotta, Maine, 1883
    Mary S. Rappe of Farmingdale, Maine, 1883; cousin
    E. W. Rollins, Newcastle, Maine, 1885; possibly Eugene W. Rollins
    Fred M. Rollins of Newcastle, Maine, 1884
    Gussie M. Sherman of Damariscotta, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    W. A. Stetson, Damariscotta, Maine, 1885; could be William A. Stetson
    Charles Sylvester, Ardelia's uncle
    Emma R. Sylvester, 1883; Ardelia's aunt (sister of her mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks)
    C. C. Tilley of Nobleboro, 1884; Charles C. Tilley, I believe
    Lydia S. Tilley of Nobleboro, 1884
    Frank Martain Tukey of Newcastle, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1886
    Harry S. Vannah of Nobleboro, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
    Roxie A. Watson
    Helen Weeks, 1883
    Ruth B. Weston of Bremen, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1884
    Fannie M. White of Sheepscott Bridge, Maine
    Henry K. White, 1885
    Angie T. Winslow of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883 (very faint)
    Ruel T. York of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883

    If you have any insights into the Maddocks or Cotton families, or any of the other people listed in this post, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


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    Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    1903 Memento of Lancey Street Intermediate School at Pittsfield, Maine



    1903 Memento of Lancey Street Intermediate School at Pittsfield, Maine, September 2, 1902 - May 29, 1903


    Presented by Susie E. Gould, Teacher


    School Officers
    O. H. Drake, Superintendent of Schools
    Grace A. Rogers, Superintendent of Music






    Pupils
    Edna B. Martin
    Inez F. Chapman
    Millard S. Wiswell
    Harry E. Ward
    Earle R Salley
    Johnson W. Parks
    Lynn W. Greene
    Vida E. Prilay
    Gwendolen Griffin
    Una M. Cornforth
    Elsie L. Hutton
    Bessie A. Buzzell
    Wilmont J. Pease
    Owen C. Gould
    Carroll M. Clay
    Lizzie E. Morse
    Edith M. Morris
    Natalie A. Taylor
    Earl H. Huff
    Frank J. Morse
    Louis Webber
    Essie Morrill
    Cora Ames
    Angie C. Vergani
    Martha C. Morecroft
    Willie H. Gilman
    Frank A. Haseltine
    Jerome P. Gould
    Robbie G. Hutton
    Agnes A. Parks
    Eleanor I. Davis
    Marion L. Damon
    Anna M. Dodd
    Minnie Priest
    Raymond Libby
    Walter T. Haseltine
    Ray P. Merrow
    Minnie M. Buzzell
    Hazel B. Libby
    Esther L. Drew
    Lillian E. Webber
    Errold Burton
    Philip J. Vergani
    Vernal Bean
    Nellie Ames
    Verna Pennell


    Printed by A. Owen Pub. Co., Dansville, New York

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    1918 Graduation Program, Kingfield, Maine High School



    Program of the Graduating Exercises of Kingfield High School, June 27, 1918, Kingfield, Maine.  The program has the handwritten name of Arthur French; he was not among the graduates but was perhaps an official or guest.




    March
    Overture, The Bridal Rose, Lavallee
    Prayer
    Chorus, Onward to Fields of Glory, Donizetti
    Salutatory, Woman's Work in the War, Mildred A. Williamson
    Essay, The American Red Cross, Verna G. Lishness
    Orchestra, The Wedding of the Winds, J. T. Hall
    Class History, Frank M. Landers
    Chorus, Forget-me-not, Giese
    Class Oration, What America is Fighting For, Cecil F. Thompson




    Class Poem, Gayle E. Viles
    Quartet, Keep the Home Fires Burning, Novello
    Class Prophecy, Agnes L. Porter and Ronald C. Stevens
    Presentation of Gifts, Stella B. Kennedy
    Chorus, When the Flag Goes By, Nevin
    Impossible Is Un-American, Valedictory, Alice M. Towsley
    Conferring of Diplomas
    Chorus, The Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key
    March




    Class Roll
    *Sadie A. Hutchins
     Stella B. Kennedy
     Frank M. Landers
     Verna G. Lishness
     Agnes L. Porter
     Ronald C. Stevens
     Cecil F. Thompson
     Alice M. Towsley
     Gayle E. Viles
     Mildred A. Williamson


    Class Officers
    President, Cecil F. Thompson
    Vice President, Agnes L. Porter
    Secretary, Mildred A. Williamson
    Treasurer, Alice M. Towsley


    Class Colors
    Lavender and White


    Class Folower
    White Rose


    Class Motto
    Impossible Is Un-American


    *Course not completed


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