Wednesday, May 29, 2013

1890s Autograph Album of Georgia E. Harvey of Winn, Maine


[Note: this post was updated in December 2013 to reflect the fact that more of the album pages were located.]

Autograph album that was presented to "Georgie", Georgia E. Harvey, by her friend Cassie A. Brehaut on 24 December 1890.



The album is approximately 6" x 4" with puffy red velvet covers and the sentiments of nearly 70 of Georgie's relatives and friends from Maine and New Brunswick.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.



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

Georgia E. Harvey, "Georgie", was born at Winn, Maine, about 1881, the daughter of Francis and Julia A. (Brown) Harvey, who were born at Saint John, New Brunswick, and Enfield, Maine, respectively.

Presumably the signer below, Julia Harvey, was Georgie's mother Julia A. (Brown) Harvey.



I don't have information on Georgie's father Francis Harvey, other than that I believe he was born in Saint John, New Brunswick.  

Georgie's mother Julia A. (Brown) Harvey was born about 1855, the daughter of John Buck Brown and Lorana (?) Brown.  John B. Brown signed a page in Georgie's album on December 28, 1891.



I believe Lorana had died by the time Georgie started compiling her album.  John married Electa L. P. (Dunbar) Witham in 1875.  Electa and former husband George W. Witham had divorced in 1872.  Electa signed a page on December 28.  Someone later penciled in 1890, which may have been in error, as her husband John B. Brown signed on December 28, 1891.]



Three of Georgie's uncles signed pages in her album.  Uncle Walter S. Brown of South Winn, Maine, signed a page on February 12, 1891.



Uncle Elbridge Miles of Lowell, Maine, signed a page on May 21, 1893.



Uncle J. W. Brown signed a page on June 11, 1891.




Georgie's cousin Dellie Folsom, or Delia V. Folsom, signed a page at Winn, Maine, on April 5, 1891.  She pasted a Victorian scrap over her name.



On 10 November 1902, Georgie married Herman William Johnson.  According to their marriage record, he was the son of David and Isabel (Carle) who were natives of Dallas, Maine, presumably the township near Rangeley in Franklin County.  Herman was born at Dallas, Maine, about 1881. 

[Note: a family member believes that the notations of Dallas on the marriage record are incorrect.  The family believes that Herman was born at Rollingdam, New Brunswick.]

They lived in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, and Penobscot County, Maine, and raised three, or possibly four, children.

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

Alphabetical list of the signers: [Note: given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]
  • Ellen R. [Hearst" ?] signed at South Winn, Maine
  • Aunt Minnie, signed at Burlington, Maine, on September 10 [no year written]
  • John, signed on September 13, 1893
  • Carrie
  • Clara, signed on July 10, 1895
  • Rosabella, signed at Winn, Maine, on December 31, 1890; perhaps Rosabella Davis, born in 1861 at Lee, Maine, daughter of Stillman and Adalaide Davis.
  • Sadie, signed at Winn, Maine, on May 12, 1894
  • E. E. C., signed at Chester, Maine, on August 23, 189 [not sure of last digit]
  • Mrs. Mamie Atkinson of Enfield, Maine, signed at Winn, Maine, on March 30, 1891
  • Cassie A. Brehaut; she presented the album to Georgie on 24 December 1890
  • Mrs. Hannah E. Brehaut of North Lincoln, Maine, signed on January 1, 1891; Elizabeth Hannah (Brooks) Brehaut, widow of William J. Brehaut
  • Wellington E. Brown, signed at Winn, Maine, on December 13, 1891
  • John B. Brown, signed on December 28, 1891; Georgie's maternal grandfather
  • J. W. Brown, signed on June 11, 1891; Georgie's maternal uncle
  • Fannie Brown of Mattawamkeag, Maine, signed on September 1, 1895
  • Walter S. Brown of South Winn, Maine, signed on February 12, 1891; Georgie's maternal uncle
  • Electa L. P. Brown, signed on December 28, 1890.  She was Electa L. P. (Dunbar) Witham, stepmother of Georgia's mother Julia (Brown) Harvey.  Electa and John B. Brown were married 4 April 1875, according to a database of Lincoln, Maine, marriages.  She was divorced from previous husband George W. Witham in 1872.
  • Minnie M. Bruce, signed at Winn, Maine, on January 2, 1891
  • Bertie D. Bruce of Winn, Maine, signed on January 2, 1891
  • Minnie E. Burke of Lee, Maine, signed at South Winn, Maine, on November 6, 1896
  • Lottie Coombs of Winn, Maine
  • Stella M. Dennis signed a page on 26 May 1894
  • Blanche DeWitt of Winn, Maine, signed at Winn on January 28, 1891
  • Gertie DeWitt of Winn, Maine, signed at Howland, Maine, in 1891
  • Harry F. DeWitt, signed at Winn, Maine, on February 5, 1891
  • W. S. Dunbar of Winn, Maine
  • A. W. Fayle of North Lee, Maine, signed on August 1, 1894; perhaps Alfred W. Fayle
  • Sydney P. Fayle, signed at North Lee, Maine, on July 15, 1894
  • Frank E. Flower, signed on June 15, 1893
  • Dellie Folsom, signed at Winn, Maine, on April 5, 1891; Georgia's cousin Delia V. Folsom
  • Mrs. Lydia Gordon of Winn, Maine, signed at Winn on March 30, 1891
  • Celia R. Gordon of Winn, Maine, signed on October 14, 1894
  • Minnie E. Gordon of Winn, Maine, signed at Winn on March 30, 1891
  • Silas M. Grant of Port Lorne, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, signed on March 12, 1893
  • Mae E. Hare of North East, signed on November 18, 1900.  Perhaps North East referred to Northeast Harbor.
  • Georgia E. Harvey, "Georgie", of Winn, Maine; album owner
  • Julia Harvey; presumably Julia (Brown) Harvey, Georgia's mother
  • Sadie May Haynes of Winn, Maine, signed on January 28, 1891
  • Herbert Haynes of Winn, Maine, signed on March 16, 1891
  • Mr. Orrin H. Hunt of Winn, Maine, signed on June 26 [no year written]
  • George E. Hunt of Winn, Maine, signed on April 23, 1891
  • Sarah Hunt, signed at Winn, Maine, on December 13, 1891
  • G. W. Johnson of Carroll, Maine, signed on July 11, 1891 at Winn, Maine
  • Rosa Kelley of Winn, Maine, signed on February 12, 1892; Georgie's teacher
  • Grace V. Lombard, signed at North Lincoln, Maine, on October 19, 1893
  • Maggie M. Lynch of Lincoln, Maine, signed on May 23. 1893
  • Minnie F. Manchester of North East Harbor, Maine, signed on November 18, 1900
  • Billy McGee, signed on February 2, 1894
  • Elbridge Miles of Lowell, Maine, signed on May 21, 1893; Georgie's uncle
  • A. Louise Miller, signed at North Bangor, Maine, on December 28, 1900
  • Johnnie W. Myrick of Saponac, Maine, signed on July 6, 1916; presumably the John W. Myrick born 18 May 1889, son of John and Minnie Myrick.
  • Sadie Norton, N.E.H.; possibly the same Sadie Norton of North Esk, New Brunswick, who signed another page.
  • Sadie J. H. Norton of North Esk, New Brunswick, signed on October 3, 1900; possibly the Sadie Norton who signed another page.
  • Florence Pelkey of Winn, Maine, signed on February 19, 1893
  • Flossie B. Pratt of Winn, Maine, signed on February 22, 1891
  • H. P. Pratt
  • Mrs. G. S. Ranney of Winn, Maine, signed in June 1891; presumably Caroline (Thompson) Ranney, wife of George S. Ranney
  • Irvin Scott of Chester, Maine, signed on February 5, 1894
  • Marilla Snow, signed at Winn, Maine, on October 29, 1893
  • Mrs. Snow of North Lincoln, Maine, signed on October 29, 1893; given name is possibly Sara.
  • Jenny F. Twombly of Lee, Maine, signed on March 30, 1892' Georgie's teacher
  • E. B. Whitney of Winn, Maine, signed on March 28, 1891
  • Emma J. Whitney of Winn, Maine, signed on March 27, 1891
  • Bertha A. Wyman of Winn, Maine, signed on June 3, 1893
  • Tina L. Wyman of Winn, Maine, signed on June 2, 1893
  • C. Wyman
  • P. E. Young, signed at Winn, Maine, on July 8, 1891
Winn, Maine [A, just north of Lincoln] and Bangor, Maine [B]


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Dallas, Maine [I'm assuming the Dallas in Franklin County - please correct me if you think it's another place.]


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