Thursday, June 27, 2013
Photograph of Two Year old Twins Lucien Robert Algee & Mary Ella Algee at Anniston, Alabama
April 1912 photograph of twins Lucien Robert Algee and Mary Ella Algee of Anniston, Alabama.
I'm not sure how a Mainer came to acquire this photograph, but it's interesting to note that Mary Ella (Algee) Smith was living at Bangor, Maine, along with her widowed father, when her father died in May 1868.
From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome]
Lucien Robert Algee and Mary Ella Algee were born 3 January 1910 at, I think, Birmingham or Carrollton, Alabama, the children of Robert DeKalb Algee and Louella (Curry) Algee.
Lucien married Martha Frances McGeehee in 1939. From a photograph on a family tree online, I learned that he served in the Navy during World War II. I believe he eventually moved to Nashville, Tennessee; he died in 1980.
In the 1940 Census of Birmingham, Alabama, Mary Ella Algee was still unmarried, living with her parents and working at an intriguing job as publicity for a concert tour. I'm sure there's an interesting story of how she came to meet her future husband, Mr. Smith, and eventually move to Bangor, Maine.
If you have corrections to the information above or additional information on the Algee family, please leave a comment or contact me directly. Thanks!
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