Saturday, February 9, 2013

1880s Autograph Album of Annie Isabel Codd of Northborough, Massachusetts


1880s autograph album presented to Annie Isabel Codd of Northborough, Massachusetts, by her mother Grace Helen (Bemis) Codd [or Helen Grace (Bemis) Codd.


The album is approximately 8" x 5" and contains the sentiments of 56 of Annie's relatives and friends.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]

Annie Isabel Codd was born about June 1876 at Berlin, Massachusetts, the daughter of William John Codd and Grace Helen (Bemis) Codd, who were born at Devon, England, and Northborough,  Massachusetts respectively.

Annie had at least two older siblings, her brother Francis William Codd and her sister Grace Julia Codd, both of whom signed pages in her album.  Francis William Codd of Northboro', Massachusetts, signed a page on 12 January 1889.


Grace Julia Codd of Northboro', Massachusetts, signed two pages, one of them on 12 March 1888.



On 12 September 1900 at Northborough, Massachusetts, Annie married Fred Ernest Wallace, son of Alfred E. and Mary A. (Giles) Wallace.  Fred was born 15 December 1877 at Northborough, Massachusetts.

The couple lived at Falmouth, Massachusetts, where Fred was a provisions dealer and meat market proprietor.  If they had any children, I missed them.  There were no children listed with them on the Censuses.

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

Willie Hugh Smith of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed an interesting page on 11 May 1892.


Alphabetical list of the signers in Annie's album: [Note: given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]


  • Louise Allen of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, signed on 2 November 1888
  • Inez Barzee of Medfield, Massachusetts, signed 26 June 1894
  • Hettie L. Bath of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 11 June 1889
  • Ezra H. Bigelow of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed 17 June 1889
  • Jennie Bigelow of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed 12 June 1889
  • J. Arthur Bowes of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 7 January 1894
  • Abbie G. Callahan of Northborough, Massachusetts, signed 15 November 1888
  • M. Blanche Charlton of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 15 January 1889
  • Annie Isabel Codd of Northborough, Massachusetts; album owner
  • "To Annie I. Codd, A Christmas gift, with the best wishes of your mother, Northboro, Dec 25th 1887.  A merry Christmas & happy New Year.  Be honest and true."  Annie's mother was Grace Helen (Bemis) Codd.
  • Francis W. Codd of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed 12 January 1889; Annie's brother
  • Grace Julia Codd, Annie's older sister.  She signed two pages, one of them on 12 March 1888 while she was living at Northboro, Massachusetts
  • L. Josie Corey of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 29 October 1888
  • Augusta C. Corey of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 24 April 1889
  • Lucy E. Cox of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 13 February 1889
  • Jessie M. Davies of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed 31 January 1888
  • Lillian M. Dockham of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed 27 April 1889
  • Maud Fawcett of Northborough, Massachusetts, signed on 26 October 1888
  • J. G. Felt, signed at Northboro', Massachusetts on 11 January 1888
  • George H. Felt of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 11 January 1888
  • Lizzie A. Felt of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 11 January 1888
  • Helen E. Goddard of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, signed at Northboro, Massachusetts, on 12 June 1889
  • Rose A. Heath of Northboro', Massachusetts, signed 14 January 1889
  • Annie M. Heath of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 14 January 1889.  She shared a page with Edith M. Heath of Northboro, Massachusetts.
  • Edith M. Heath of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 14 January 1889.  She shared a page with Annie M. Heath of Northboro, Massachusetts.
  • Mary E. Hildreth of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 4 January 1888
  • Emma Miles Hobart of West Hingham, Massachusetts
  • Hattie Jones of Marlboro, Massachusetts, signed on 26 March 1891
  • Miss Annie Kaler of West Acton, Massachusetts, signed 28 November 1889
  • Albert B. Leighton of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed 5 January 1888
  • Elisha H. Mace of Marlboro, Massachusetts, signed 17 June 1889
  • Nancia E. May of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 19 June 1889
  • Cora L. Mitchell of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed 11 January 1888
  • Florence K. Moore of Northboro', Massachusetts, signed on 11 June 1889
  • Tillie Mulraine of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed 15 January 1889
  • Georgie Elzada E. Nadow of Northboro, Massachusetts
  • H. W. Owen, signed at South Acton, Massachusetts, on 28 November 1889
  • Ida B. Rice of Berlin, Massachusetts, signed at Northboro, Massachusetts, on 26 April 1889
  • Florence A. Sawyer of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 16th February 1890
  • Adah F. Skilton, signed at Northborough, Massachusetts, on 8 January 1888
  • Irma E. Skilton, signed on 8 January 1888
  • Jonathan Skilton of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 9 January 1888; shared page with V. P. Skilton
  • V. P. Skilton of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 9 January 1888; shared page with Jonathan Skilton
  • Willie Hugh Smith of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed 11 May 1892.  Sketch
  • Carrie E. Stone of Northborough, Massachusetts, signed on 13 February 1889
  • Ella A. Thompson of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 29 October 1888
  • Lillian E. Twichell, signed at Northboro, Massachusetts, on 2 March 1892
  • May C. Valentine of Northboro', Massachusetts
  • Elida Viola Wadsworth of Cornish, Maine, signed on 19 February 1889
  • Lura C. Wheeler of Marlboro, Massachusetts, signed on 14 January 1889
  • Perry H. White of Berlin, Massachusetts, 11 June 1889
  • Daisy H. White of Berlin, Massachusetts, signed 11 June 1889
  • Hattie B. Winsor of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 26 October 1888
  • Alice Josephine Wood of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 15 January 1889
  • Josephine Yates of Northboro, Massachusetts, signed on 15 January 1888


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