Thursday, May 31, 2012

1887 Autograph Album of John Gaub of New Jersey


Autograph album given to John Gaub of Deans, New Jersey, at Christmas 1887.






The album is approximately 7" x 4" and contains eighteen pages signed by relatives and perhaps friends as well.  Ten of the pages are written in German.




From online research, hopefully correct:


John Gaub was born 25 January 1884 at New Brunswick, New Jersey, probably in the Deans section of New Brunswick.  His parents were William and Maria (Stadlinger) Gaub, born in Germany and New York, respectively.


I don't have the names of William Gaub's parents.  Maria (Stadlinger) Gaub's parents were Peter and Carolina (Hammel) Stadlinger, German immigrants to New York, who later moved to Deans, New Jersey, where they were active members of the German community there.


I believe John graduated from Rutgers University and became a chemical or civil engineer.  At some point he moved to Pennsylvania.  I found an unsourced reference to wife Elsie (Shaw) who died in 1925.


John Gaub's mother signed a page in his album.



John's sister Elsie C. Gaub signed a page in 1906.




John's brother William Gaub signed a page in 1906.




Four of John's mother's siblings signed pages in his album.  


John's uncle Charles H. Stadlinger of Deans, New Jersey, signed a page in 1889.




John's uncle Henry E. Stadlinger of Deans, New Jersey, signed a page in 1889.


John's aunt Johannah Stadlinger of Deans, New Jersey, signed a page in 1889.




John's aunt Rosie Stadlinger of Deans, New Jersey, signed a page in 1889.




John's uncle Peter Stadlinger, Jr., of Buffalo, New York, signed a page in 1891.




Of the pages written in German, which unfortunately I can't read, I believe two were signed by John's maternal grandparents, Peter and Carolina (Hummel) Stadlinger in 1889 at Deans, New Jersey.


Peter Stadlinger.




Carolina (Hammel) Stadlinger.




Other German signers.
















Two pages contain unsigned sayings.






If you have any corrections to the information above or insights regarding the Gaub and Stadlinger families, please leave a comment or contact me directly.






Deans, New Jersey



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1848 Table to Compute Board Feet from a Log, Portland, Maine


A Correct Table for Ascertaining How Many Feet of Boards May Be Had from a Log of Any Given Dimensions, printed by A. Shirley and Son, Printers, Portland, 1848.


Comprised of one sheet of paper, 12" x 7-1/4", folded in half.




I can just imagine how valuable this little booklet must have been to estimators, loggers and landowners.  








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1892 Obituary of George Carroll Jennings of Dexter, Maine and Portland, Maine


Obituary of George Carroll Jennings, a student from Dexter, Maine, at Portland, Maine, on 13 February 1892.


From online research, hopefully correct:


George Carroll Jennings was born about 1873 at Garland, Maine.  His parents were George Carroll Jennings and Caroline Priscilla (Skillin) Jennings, born at Dexter, Maine, and Garland, Maine, respectively.


His paternal grandparents were Horace and Sarah Jennings.  His maternal grandparents were James and Caroline (Adams) Skillin.


Transcript:


Obituary


George Carroll Jennings


Died in Portland, Feb. 13th, of orbital cellulitis, George Carroll Jennings.  About two weeks ago he was taken to the Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary for treatment, and although he was an intense sufferer, he bore the pain with remarkable patience.


About ten years ago he went from Dexter to attend school.  he was an industrious scholar, and was beloved by teachers and scholars, while he won many friends outside of the school.  For the past three years he has been with Mrs. Glover on State street, assisting in various ways about the house to enable him to remain and pursue his studies.


The funeral services were held at Mrs. Glover's, Rev. Matt. S. Hughes of Chestnut Street church officiating.  There were many floral tributes, among them being a wreath from the teachers and pupils of the school, a cross from the employees at Mrs. Glover's, and a profusion of cut flowers from the boarders and other friends.


Miss Barton, preceptress of the school, accompanied the remains to Dexter, where he had a father and other relatives living.


Funeral services were also held at the residence of his grandfather, Monday, Rev. J. R. Clifford officiating.


The obituary seems to imply that the deceased's mother had already passed away or was otherwise not with his father.  I can't find a death record for her, though some online trees have her unsourced year of death as 1942.


If you have any corrections to the above information or additional information on the Jennings and Skillin families, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


The Abbott Memorial Library in Dexter has an excellent online database of obituaries of people with Dexter area connections.


Dexter and Garland, Maine [zoom out to see Garland to the east]



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Skillins Road, Garland, Maine



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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

1926 photo of Ralph Estes Thurson and sister Frances May Thurston of Whitman, Massachusetts


Photograph, approximately 3-1/2" x 2-1/2", of siblings, Ralph and Frances Estes, children of Mabel.




Unless I've been led astray by a major coincidence, the siblings pictured were Ralph Estes Thurston and sister Frances May Thurston of Whitman, Massachusetts.  


They were the children of Frank Albert Arthur Thurston and wife Mabel Jennie (Estes) Thurston, born in Massachusetts, and Freeport, Maine, respectively.


Their paternal grandparents were George and Margaret Thurston.  Their maternal grandparents were Albert B. and Lydia Jane (Bailey) Estes.


I'm not sure if Ralph Estes Thurston married.  Frances May Thurston married George Porter.


If you have corrections to the information presented above, please leave a comment.


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1916 Graduation Program of Bangor HS, Bangor, Maine


1916 Graduation Program of Bangor High School at Bangor, Maine.

The finished product is about 6-1/4" x 3-1/4, comprised of an outer sheet of folded cardstock and two inner leaves that are folded, creating a booklet of 8 inner panes.


Bangor High School
June 16, 1916
"Deeds, not dreams"

Class Officers

James Coe Chilcott, President
Mary T. Driscoll, Vice President
Arthur D. Mulvaney, Secretary and Treasurer


Program
Music, Orchestra
Prayer
Essay - The Philippine Policy, Paul W. Freese
Essay - The American Red Cross, Katharine H. Clark
Songs - a) The Year's at the Spring, Beach b) Mattinata, Tosti
    Dorothy Eames, Accompanied by S. Madelene Abbott
History, Richard K. McWilliams
Essay - The American Merchant Marine, Oliver G. Hall
History, Mary T. Driscoll
Chorus - Bridal Chorus from "The Rose Maiden", Cowan
Essay - School and the School Paper, Christine L. Burnham
Parting Address, Michael J. Ryan
Selection, "Columbine", Orchestra
Conferring Diplomas
Conferring Medals



First Honors

Average of A for the Course in Order of Rank

Katharine H. Clark
Ruth L. Harris*
Ida B. Ramsdell
Crosby E. Redman***
Christine L. Burnham
Harold F. Whitmore
Geneva Croxford**
Elizabeth D. Burke
Ella E. Leavitt*
Beatrice C. Palmer
Mamie Levine**
Helen L. Smith
George M. Toole
Rachel F. Manchester*
Robert F. Morse
Harry Butler
Katherine G. Robinson
Mary T. Driscoll
Anna M. Flanigan
Everett L. Roberts

*** Three years     ** Two years   * One year

Second Honors

Average of B for the Course
Names Arranged Alphabetically

S. Madelene Abbott
Esther Atwood***
Marion H. Babcock
Rena F. Barton
Laura E. Bickford***
Mildred Brackett
Katherine E. Cahill
Isabel T. Carr
James C. Chilcott
Charles M. Currier
Jacob J. Davis
Louis B. Dennett
E. Mary Devoe
Marion L. Emerson
Paul W. Freese
Edythe A. Ginsberg**
H. Natalie Glass
Anna M. Gray***
Oliver G. Hall
Anna S. Harden**
Gladys A. Harthorn
Willis B. Hayes, Jr.**
Arline G. Hillman
Shirley Hillson
Dwight M. Ingraham
Mary E. Kanaley
Louise M. Libby***
J. Francis Lynch
Bernice MacDonald**
Jonathan H. Manchester***
Emma T. Marchi
Arthur D. Mulvaney
Ruth D. Newcomb
Georgia E. O'Brien
Addison B. Palmer
Beryl E. Parker
Edith L. Philbrick*
H. Ethel Rideout
Michael J. Ryan
William Smith
Homer M. Stanley**
Helena M. Sullivan***
Ruth B. Sullivan
Doris M. Townsend
Margaret W. Travers
H. Nathalie Turner
Malcolm E. Webster
H. Edward Whalen
Marjorie M. White
Freda M. Wilks
Ida M. Williams

*** Three years      ** Two years     * One year


Honors in English Essays

Girls

Christine L. Burnham
Katharine H. Clark
Margaret W. Travers
E. Mary Devoe
Laura E. Bickford

Boys

Oliver G. Hall
Robert F. Morse
Paul W. Freese
William H. Anderson
George M. Toole

Graduating List

S. Madeline Abbott
Marguerite C. Allen
Sarah E. Altman
Anna H. Anderson
William H. Anderson
Esther Atwood
Marion H. Babcock
Harold E. Banton
Ellen B. Bartlett
Rena F. Barton
Laura E. Bickford
W. Alfred Boynton
Mildred Brackett
Christine Burfitt
Elizabeth D. Burke
Christine L. Burnham
Harry Butler
Katherine E. Cahill
Isabel T. Carr
James C. Chilcott
Katharine H. Clark
Ruth E. Colman
Michael J. Conway
Geneva Croxford
Charles M. Currier
Jacob J. Davis
John J. Davis
Louis B. Dennett
E. Mary Devoe
William R. Dow
Mary T. Driscoll
Dorothy Eames
Marion L. Emerson
Anna M. Flanigan
Merton E. Foster
Alfred C. Frawley
Paul W. Freese
Edward J. Frey
Margaret A. Gallagher
Ellen M. Garman
Thomas E. Gehigan
Edythe A. Ginsberg
George S. Ginsberg
H. Natalie Glass
Anna M. Gray
M. Beatrice Griffin
Oliver G. Hall
Beatrice K. Hanna
Anna S. Harden
Ruth L. Harris
Gladys A. Harthorn
Willis B. Hayes, Jr.
Arline G. Hillman
Shirley Hillson
Georgia P. Hough
Dwight M. Ingraham
Roy E. Johnson
Arthur L. Jones
Mary E. Kanaley
Floyd M. Kimball
Jenny R. Knowles
Philip N. Koritzky
Ella E. Leavitt
Mamie Levine
Louise M. Libby
Bessie F. Lipsky


Everett A. Littlefield
J. Francis Lynch
J. Harding McCann
Edward L. McManus
Bernice McDonald
Richard K. McWilliams
John H. Manchester
Rachel F. Manchester
Emma T. Marchi
Grace E. Matthews
Marie A. Maxfield
F. Everett Millett
Robert F. Morse
Arthur D. Mulvaney
C. Herbert Murphy
Ruth D. Newcomb
Harold F. Nickerson
Georgia E. O'Brien
Edward T. O'Hara
Frederick C. O'Leary
Mary N. O'Leary
Thomas Dunn O'Leary
C. Freeman Olsen
Addison B. Palmer
Beatrice Chase Palmer
Beryl E. Parker
Mildred A. Peckhan
Francis E. Peterson
Edith L. Philbrick
Mary J. Plummer
Prentiss C. Preble
Ida B. Ramsdell
Crosby E. Redman
Annie Richardson
Harriet E. Rideout
Everett L. Roberts
Arthur J. Robinson
Katharine G. Robinson
Natalie Rogers
Albion E. Rowe
P. Kent Runnells
Ruth Catherine Russell
Michael J. Ryan
Edward W. Shaughnessey
Helen L. Smith
William Smith
Homer M. Stanley
Harriet E. Sullivan
Helena M. Sullivan
Ruth B. Sullivan
Ruth C. Sullivan
Marguerite J. Tibbetts
George M. Toole
Raymond O. Torrey
Herbert St. J. Torsleff
Doris M. Townsend
Margaret W. Travers
H. Nathalie Turner
Malcolm E. Webster
H. Edward Whalen
Marjorie M. White
Alice L. Whitmore
Harold F. Whitmore
Rosie M. Wilbur
Freda M. Wilks
Ida M. Williams

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Bangor, Maine


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Mrs. Stephen D. Bartlett and Antique Auto, possibly Massachusetts


Photograph, approximately 4-1/2" by nearly 3", of a woman identified on reverse as Mrs. Stephen D. Bartlett, on the running board of antique automobile.




I can barely make out the letters MA at the bottom edge of the license plate, so perhaps this photograph is of a Mrs. Stephen D. Bartlett who lived in Massachusetts.  Here's the image altered to highlight the text.





Perhaps a reader can identify the make and model of the automobile.  And perhaps the Commonwealth has records of license plates issued early on.

Researching online, I found a few possibilities for a Mrs. Stephen D. Bartlett in Massachusetts, including in Haverhill, Massachusetts and Boston, Massachusetts (and later Cambridge).  There are undoubtedly more, just in Massachusetts.


If you have an insight into the identity of the Mrs. Stephen D. Bartlett pictured above, or if you feel that the license plate was issued in another state, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  


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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cute Poem about an Eel Confounding a Maine Trout Fisherman


I don't usually feature contemporary items, but this poem is so clever I just have to share it.   


It was written by Maine man named Bryant Tribou Jr., perhaps when he was in school or as a memento of one of his fishing expeditions. 


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American Eel (Anguilla rostrata)






I think that I shall never feel
A fish as slippery as an eel
An eel that slithered
in the bay
Unmindful of his fate that day




Above whose head my lures had lain
Hoping a trout would bite again
An eel that bent my light bamboo
Until it almost broke in two




Whose slimy hide I tried to grip
As he did a double twist and dip
Some fish are caught by fools like me
But eels are much too slippery




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1916 Photographs of Gordon Bunker Howe of Richmond, Maine


Two images on one mat of a baby identified on reverse as Gordon Bunker Howe.  

Gordon Bunker Howe was born 29 June 1916 at Richmond, Maine, the son of Ernest E. and Gladys Spolloett (Bunker) Howe, born at Richmond, Maine, and Skowegan, Maine, respectively.


His paternal grandparents were John Charles Fremont Howe and Harriet Newell (Davis) Howe.  His maternal grandparents were Sanford Wentworth Bunker and Mary E. (Spollett) Bunker.

I found a marriage record for a Gordon B. Howe of Richmond, Maine, and Rena C. Ulmer of Bath, Maine, in 1945.

If you have corrections to the above information or information to share, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

Richmond, Maine


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