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 of Kennebunkport signed a page in 1881.




I assume Henry M. Hutchins painted this northern scene, which is on the adjoining 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.



Mary S. Anderson of Boston, Massachusetts, at Kennebunkport, Maine, 1879; could also be Mary L. Anderson
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
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
G. Austin Day of Kennebunk, Maine, 1882
Ida L. Dennett of Kennbunkport, Maine, 1881
Minnie W. Fairfield of Biddeford, Maine, 1879
Abbie of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
Melville W. Fairfield of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880
Ella O. Felch of Limerick, Maine, at Kennebunkport, 1879
Hattie B. Fose of Somerville, Massachusetts, 1881
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
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
Fred W. Kidd of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
Maurice F. Leach of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
Prescott Littlefield of Kennebunk, Maine
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
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
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
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
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
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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