Friday, March 8, 2013

1890s/1900s Autograph Album of Leon Roy Putnam of Springfield, Vermont


1890s/1900s autograph album of Leon Roy Putnam of Springfield, Vermont.


The album is approximately 8" x 5" and contains more than 26 pages inscribed by Leon himself, his 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!]

Leon Roy Putnam was born 6 October 1880 at Springfield, Vermont, the son of George F. and Lois J. (Rice) Putnam, who were both Springfield, Vermont, natives.

Leon's mother signed a page in his album on 28 December 1890.


On 6 October 1904 at Claremont, New Hampshire, Leon married Edith A. Roberts, daughter of James Kirkwood Roberts and Agnes (McLeod) Roberts.  Edith was born 31 March 1881 at Gardiner, Maine.

Edith's parents were married at Sherbrooke, Quebec, on 2 January 1872.  Edith's father was then working as a finisher in a paper mill, and it was perhaps his occupation that drew him and his wife to Gardiner, Maine later on.

Leon and Edith farmed at Weathersfield, Vermont; they had three children.  Leon died in 1937, and Edith in 1952.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

John Putnam of Springfield, Vermont, signed a page on 29 December 1895.


Schoomate Frank E. Putnam signed a page at Springfield, Vermont, on 18 December 1891.


Mabel B. Putnam signed a page on 27 April 1902.


The horse on the inside back cover may have been drawn by Leon.


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


  • Mary Amsden, signed at Felchville, Vermont, on 29 November 1895
  • Lena M. Bailey of Springfield, Vermont, signed on 29 November 1895
  • Lena L. Barry of Springfield, Vermont, signed on 30 December 1890
  • Leon H. W. Barry of Springfield, Vermont, signed on 30 December 1890
  • Nellie L. Bates of Springfield, Vermont, signed on 30 December 1890
  • Harry Bates of Springfield Vermont, signed on 30 December 1890; middle initial T or F
  • Alfred L. Eaton of Charlestown, New Hampshire, signed on 20 December 1897
  • Etta J. Gould of Amsden, Vermont
  • Eddie J. Hatch of Springfield, Vermont, signed on 29 December 1890
  • Ervin S. Hatch of Springfield, Vermont, signed on 29 December 1890
  • Ray C. Hatch of Springfield, Vermont, signed on 5 January 1891
  • Lizzie Jackson of Springfield, Vermont, signed on 31 July 1901.  Middle initial could be N or A or?
  • Guy F. Johnson of Springfield, Vermont, signed on 14 April 1901
  • Fred N. Parker of Springfield, Vermont, signed on 16 January 1891
  • Leon Roy Putnam of Springfield, Vermont; album owner; Leon drew a cat on a later page in the album, and he also probably drew the horse on the inside back cover
  • John Putnam of Springfield, Vermont, signed on 29 December 1895
  • "Mother", signed on 28 December 1890.  Leon's mother was Lois (Rice) Putnam
  • Frank E. Putnam of Springfield, Vermont, Signed on 18 December 1891; Leon's schoolmate
  • Mabel B. Putnam, signed on 27 April 1902
  • Edith A. Roberts of Mechanicsville, New York, signed on 9 May 1904
  • Clarence T. M. Ryan of Springfield, Vermont, signed on 29 November 1895
  • Henry F. Scofield of Weathersfield, Vermont, signed on 13 January 1891
  • Helen F. Scofield of Sprinfield, Vermont, signed on 30 December 1890
  • Nora L. Scofield of Weathersfield, Vermont, signed on 30 December 1896
  • Helen B. Walker of Newton Centre, Massachusetts; has two dates - 23 August 1888 and 26 July 1903
  • Bessie A. Walker of Keene, New Hampshire, dated twice - 16 Dec 1886 and 29 July 1903
Springfield, Vermont [See Weathersfield to the north.]


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