Thursday, February 28, 2013

1870s Autograph Album of Julia Etta Ayers of Cornish, New Hampshire


1870s autograph album of Julia Etta Ayers of Cornish, New Hampshire.

She didn't sign a page herself, but H. C. Leavitt of Cornish, New Hampshire inscribed a page to her on 3 December 1873.


The album is approximately 5-1/4" x 4" and is relatively thick.  It contains 71 pages signed by Miss Etta'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!]

Julia Etta Ayers was born 26 May 1858 at Cornish, New Hampshire, the daughter of Edwin T. and Julia A. (Freeman) Ayers, who were born at Cornish, New Hampshire, and Windsor, Vermont, respectively.

Julia's mother, Julia A. (Freeman) Ayers, signed a page in her album.


Several people named Freeman signed pages, at least one of them twice.

On 13 May 1886 at Claremont, New Hampshire, Julia Etta Ayers married widower Frank William True, son of Bradley and Sarah (Smith) True.  He was born 28 March 1853 at Lebanon, New Hampshire.  His first wife, Ida Burnap, whom he had married in 1875, died in 1882.  

Frank and Julia Etta farmed at Plainfield, New Hampshire.  I don't know if there were any children from either marriage; if there were, they weren't listed on any of the Census enumerations.

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

Julia Etta's cousin Nellie E. Freeman of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed a page on 26 December 1875.


Henry Smith sketched an intricate bird.


J. G. Freeman of Cornish, New Hampshire sketched a bird on 26 December 1873.


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



  • The handwriting is faint, but the name may have been Eva, Mrs. U. U. B? , possibly of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed in 1875
  • Annie.  She mentioned the turkey on 26 November 1874
  • George Andrews of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 20 March 1874. Middle initial could be L or F or ?
  • A. A. Avery of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 22 October 1876
  • Julia Etta Ayers of Cornish, New Hampshire; album owner
  • "From your Mother", signed 12 December 1874.  Etta's mother was Julia A. (Freeman) Ayers.
  • S. Baum
  • Maria Bond of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 6 June 1874
  • Hattie Booth, signed at Claremont, New Hampshire, on 5 December 1874
  • Oscar Booth, signed at the Post Office, Claremont, New Hampshire, on 16 March 1874
  • Mrs. Nellie F. Bugbee of Claremont, New Hampshire
  • Hattie Burr
  • Della M. Carpenter of Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed on 15 October 1876
  • Lizzie V. Clark of Cornish, New Hampshire, signed on 7 October 1874
  • Willis Coburn of Cornish, New Hampshire, signed on 11 July 1875
  • Esther E. Crosby, signed 2 February 1874
  • Charlie J. Cross of Claremont,  New Hampshire, signed on 3 March 1975
  • Nellie M. Cross of West Claremont, New Hampshire, signed at 2 March 1875
  • Orrilla Cross of West Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 6 March 1875
  • Emma A. Davis of Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed 13 February 1874
  • A. H. Davis of Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed 13 February 1874
  • Susie E. Davis of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed 9 October 1875
  • Ralph Emerson of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 8 August 1875
  • Henry L. Fletcher of Cornish, New Hampshire, signed on 27 December 1874
  • A. N. Fletcher of Cornish, New Hampshire, signed on 22 December 1874
  • Mrs. W. H. Foss of Cornish Flat, New Hampshire, signed on 26 February 1875.  Possibly Hannah, wife of Walter H. Foss
  • Nellie F. Foss of Cornish, New Hampshire, signed on 26 February 1875.  Not positive surname is Foss
  • J. G. Freeman of Cornish, New Hampshire, signed 26 December 1873
  • Dora U. Freeman of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed 26 December 1875
  • Nellie E. Freeman of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 26 December 1875; Etta's cousin
  • Nellie M. Freeman of Marlow, New Hampshire
  • Minnie E. Freeman of Cornish, New Hampshire, signed on 7 June 1879.  Etta's cousin
  • Lue M. Freeman; possibly Luella M. Freeman of Cornish, New Hampshire
  • Minnie E. Freeman of Cornish, New Hampshire, signed in August 1876 when Minnie was 7 years old.
  • Nellie A. Gilman, signed at Claremont, New Hampshire, on 18 June 1875.  Very faint - the name could be something else.
  • Nellie A. Gilman of Mill Village, New Hampshire
  • Mrs. J. J. Gilson of Hartland, Vermont, signed on 9 September 1874
  • Mrs. G. A. Glines of Cornish, New Hampshire, signed on 16 May 1876.  Possibly Susan Glines, wife of George A. Glines, who may be the G. A. Glines who signed the facing page.
  • G. A. Glines, signed at Cornish, New Hampshire, signed on 18 March or November 1876.  I believe he was George A. Glines, and it was perhaps his wife Susan who signed the facing page.
  • Lella E. Hart of Cornish, New Hampshire, signed on 12 July 1876
  • Mr. Charles Haven of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 25 November 1875
  • Mrs. Frances L. Haven of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 25 November 1875
  • Jennie L. Jackson, signed at Cornish, New Hampshire, on 11 August 1876
  • Mary E. Laws of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed 17 May 1874
  • Joseph Lear of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on 15 March 1874
  • Solon C. Lear of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 9 February 1874
  • Mrs. S. C. Lear of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 2 February 1874
  • Clara A. Lear of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 1 February 1874
  • Inscribed to Miss Etta Ayers by H. C. Leavitt at Cornish, New Hampshire, on 3 December 1873
  • Mrs. H. C. Leavitt, signed at Newport, New Hampshire, on 3 December 1873
  • Hattie A. Leavitt of Newport, New Hampshire.
  • Marcia L. Libbey of Berlin, Vermont, signed 25 June 1879
  • Alonzo S. Libbey of Berlin, Vermont, signed on 5 February 1876
  • Ada F. Moody of Claremont, New Hampshire
  • Charles D. Nevens of Cornish, New Hampshire, signed on 1 May 1875
  • Jainey A. O'Neil
  • Mary A. O'Neil of Claremont, New Hampshire
  • J. W. Peirce of Claremont, New Hampshire
  • Clara A. Perkins, signed at Andover, New Hampshire, on 14 January 1876
  • Everard C. Perkins, signed at Andover, New Hampshire, on 14 January 1876
  • M. A. Poole, signed at Cornish, New Hampshire, on 30 March 1875
  • William W. Poole, signed at Cornish, New Hampshire, on 24 March 1875
  • Frank Richardson of Cornish, New Hampshire, signed on 14 July 1875
  • Henry Smith; intricate sketch of bird and wheat
  • William C. Smith of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 1 December 1874
  • Helen E. Smith of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 2 December 1874
  • Charlie M. Stevens of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 28 January 1875
  • Mrs. C. M. Stevens of Claremont, New Hampshire, signed on 28 January 1875
  • Willis Tyler, signed at Cornish Flat, New Hampshire, on 21 August 1875. I think he was Charles Willis Tyler, sister of signer Mary Read Tyler
  • Mary R. Tyler of Cornish Flat,  New Hampshire, signed 17 August 1875.  I think she was Mary Read Tyler, sister of signer Charles Willis Tyler
  • George S. Webb of Claremont, New Hampshire, Lower Village, signed on 7 June 1876
Cornish, New Hampshire


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

1870s/1880s Autograph Album of Emma Florence Lord of New Hampshire and Massachusetts


1870s/1880s autograph album of Emma Florence Lord of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.



The album is approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and contains 23 pages signed by Emma herself, her relatives, friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.




As the title of the album implies, there are pages with illustrations of different flora interspersed throughout the album.  Some signers used those pages to leave their sentiments.

From online research, hopefully correct, and hopefully with the correct Emma F. Lord: [corrections and additions welcome!]

Emma Florence Lord was born 9 September 1863 at Freedom, New Hampshire, the daughter of Albion and Orinda (Fowler) Lord, who were also Freedom, New Hampshire, natives.

Emma's paternal grandparents were William and Betsey (Moulton) Lord.  Her maternal grandparents were Stephen and Sarah (Mills) Fowler.

At some point, Emma's parents moved their family to Charlestown, Massachusetts.   The signers in Emma's autograph album seemed to consist mainly of her schoolmates in Charlestown and Boston. Charlestown is a part of Boston.

On 15 June 1887 at Boston, Massachusetts, Emma married John Jacob Bradbury, son of Albion and Elizabeth Liscomb (Wentworth) Bradbury, who were born at Limerick, Maine, and Acton, Maine, respectively.  John was born 18 January 1857 at Limerick, Maine.

John and Emma settled at Somerville, Massachusetts, where John was a merchant, and raised at least two children, daughters Katherine and Elizabeth.

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

Hattie S. Furbush of Portland, Maine, signed a page at Freedom, New Hampshire, on 22 August 1878.  She called herself Emma's cousin.



Two other people named Furbush signed pages in Emma's album.  Ida E. Furbush signed a page on 27 August 1878.



E. W. Furbush signed a page at Freedom, New Hampshire, in the summer of 1878.



I'm wondering if the grandchildren of William and Betsey (Moulton) Lord and/or Stephen and Sarah (Mills) Fowler were in the habit of spending vacation time at Freedom, New Hampshire.

E. F. Chaffee of Boston, Massachusetts, signed a page on 7 July 1878.  He mentioned the street address 435 Main Street.  I'm not sure what the initials "B. H. D." represent.  He may have been the Emory Franklin Chaffee who became a Somerville, Massachusetts, druggist and real estate developer.  One of Emma's paternal great aunts married a William Chaffee, so E. F. may have been a related to Emma's family in some way.





Here is an example of an illustrated page, signed by Annie M. McGowan of Boston, Massachusetts, on 17 June 1877.  



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


  • Ada E.Bowler of Charlestown, Massachusetts, signed on 27 June 1880
  • Edna E. Buck of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on 24 June 1878
  • E. F. Chaffee, signed at B. H. D. at Boston, Massachusetts, on 7 July 1878; No. 435 Main St.
  • Katie F. Cole of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on 3 June 1878
  • George L. Cushman of Charlestown, Massachusetts, signed on 5 March 1882
  • J. I. Fogg of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on 19 June 1878
  • Georgia R. Fowler of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on 4 June 1878
  • Ida E. Furbush, signed on 27 August 1878
  • E. W. Furbush, Summer of 1878, Freedom, New Hampshire
  • Your cousin, Hattie S. Furbush of Portland, Maine, signed at Freedom, New Hampshire, on 22 August 1878
  • Nellie E. Hall of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on 1 June 1878
  • Emma F. Lord; album owner Emma Florence Lord, who later married John Jacob Bradbury
  • Katie McDonald of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on 4 June 1878
  • Annie M. McGowan of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on 17 June 1877
  • Alice A. Miller of Charlestown, Massachusetts, signed on 20 June 1878
  • Alice G. Noah of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on 5 June 1878
  • A. C. Noah of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on 18   June 1878
  • Marion E. Prime of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on 24 June 1878
  • M. Rodden, signed on 12 June 1878
  • Sarah A. Smith
  • N. Wheaton Smith of Boston, Massachusetts
  • W. W. White of Boston, Massachusetts, signed at B. H. School on 18 June 1878.  Boston High School?
  • Esther Worcester of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on 13 March 1879


Freedom, New Hampshire


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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

1880s Autograph Album of May Starr of Wilbur, Oregon, in Douglas County


1880s autograph album of May Starr of Wilbur, Oregon, in Douglas County.



The album is a large one, approximately 8-1/2" x 7" and contains 96 pages of sentiments from May herself, her relatives and friends.  Many of the signers filled the entire page.  The pages are very wrinkly and didn't scan well. 

Several of the signers were students at Oakland Academy and Umpqua Academy in Oregon.

An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.



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

May Starr was born 6 July 1862 in Douglas County, Oregon, the daughter of Felix and Icephene (Willits) Starr, who were born in Virginia and Indiana, respectively.

May's parents had come to Oregon from Indiana in an ox cart.  Her father later returned to Indiana to acquire a herd of well-bred horses, which he drove to Oregon.  

The name Starr was a variation of the German name Stoehr, which had turned into Stehr, Stair and Starr in the United States. Some of the signers in the album were named Stair.

I found an extensive history of the Stoehr family here.  It includes an          account of May's family's move west.  In the Centennial History of Oregon, 1811 to 1912, Volume 4, a biography of May's future husband, James L. Cole, also has insights into the Starr family. 

May's sister Lilly and brothers Felix and James signed pages in her album. 

Sister Lily D. Starr of Wilbur, Oregon, signed a page on 4 January 1881.  There's a later  message from Lilly on the same page where she signed her name as Lilly and a "star" symbol.



May's brother Felix Starr signed a page on 14 July 1881.


May's brother James P. Starr of Wilbur, Oregon, signed a page on 12 February 1881.



Many other relatives from Oregon and Indiana signed pages.  Refer to the list below.

On 25 November 1886, May married James L. Cole, son of James C. and Louisa (Leeper) Cole.  He was born 21 September 1860 at Coles Valley in Douglas County, Oregon.  

James and May lived in Douglas County, Oregon, eventually at May's father's farm.  They had, I believe, four chidren, three of whom lived to adulthood.

Their first child, Grace May Cole, signed a page in her mother's album.



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

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


  • A Friend; an entire page dated November 1884, filled with sentiments from someone who must have thought a great deal of May
  • A Friend; entire page is filled with handwriting, framed in a Greek portico design, with a small Victorian scrap.  Perhaps the same Friend who wrote another full page
  • Friend, signed 4 April 1886
  • Mincie, signed 19 January 1880 or 1886; May's schoolmate
  • Susie, undated but written after May's marriage on 25 November 1886, or on that day, as it's inscribed to Mrs. May Cole.
  • "Your Friend" Torny or Lorny or ?, either from or signed at Indianapolis, Indiana, on 6 July 1882
  • Mattie, signed on 6 August 1909.  "This in remembrance of the summer of 1909, from the little white-haired cousin  you knew in Indiana in 1882.  With much love, Mattie.  May's cousin.
  • Jennie; May's cousin
  • Albert Abraham, signed at Umpqua Academy on 9 June 1881
  • Maurice Abraham, signed at Roseburg, Oregon, on 10 June 1881
  • J. Q. Adams.  Too late in the game for THAT J. Q. Adams! "Remember me and my best wishes when you are at home washing dishes"
  • Mary E. Baker, signed at Oakland, Oregon, on 18 January 1885
  • Lillie D. Barnard, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 15 February 1881
  • Caddie Beckley, signed at Oakland, Oregon, on 27 January 1886
  • Hattie Benjamin, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 18 June 1881
  • H. L. Benson, signed at Wilbur, Oregon on 3 January 1881
  • Mrs. L. E. Benson of Santa Clara, California, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 29 September 1881
  • F. W. Benson, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 1 January 1881
  • Emma Benson
  • Ida Booth
  • Cora Booth, signed on 4 January 1881
  • George Brown, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 8 March 1881
  • A. T. Brunner, signed at Calapooia, Oregon, on 15 July 1881
  • M. E. Brunner, signed at Calapooia, Oregon, on 15 July 1881
  • Page with individual sentiments of O. C. Butler and Mrs. O. C. Butler, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 8 February 1881
  • Sarah Carebeer, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 24 January 1881
  • Myra E. Cathcart, signed at Oakland, Oregon, on 4 February 1886; May's schoolmate
  • "Your loving daughter, Gracie Cole".  Grace May Cole, daughter of James and May (Starr) Cole, was born 3 December 1885 at Oakland, Oregon.
  • Anna Cooper, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 4 February 1881
  • Mary E. Cooper, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 21 February 1881
  • Mary I. Cunningham of Pittsburg, Indiana, signed on 4 July 1882; May's cousin.  This was Mary Isophine Cunningham, daughter of Daniel and Margaret (Willits) Cunningham.  Margaret was a sister of May's mother Isophene (Willits) Starr
  • Silas W. Cunningham, signed 6 August 1909; May's cousin.  This was Silas Willits Cunningham, whose mother Margaret Ann (Willits) Cunningham was a younger sister to May's mother Icephene (Willits) Starr.
  • Lydia Cunningham of Brookston, Indiana, signed on 7 August 1909; May's cousin.  Lydia Cunningham's mother was Margaret Ann (Willits) Cunningham, younger sister of May's mother Icephene (Willits) Starr.
  • Eliza Cunningham of Pittsburg, Indiana; May's cousin, likely Eliza Jane Cunningham, daughter of Martha Ann (Willits) Cunningham and her husband Daniel Cunningham
  • Nettie Davis, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 13 February 1898. "Not like the rose may our friendship wither.  But like the evergreen live forever."
  • Rose B. Day; May's schoolmate
  • George E. Day
  • Rachel Dimmick, signed 28 February 1881
  • Isabelle Dimmick, signed at The Dalles, Oregon, on 20 September 1881
  • James Ensley
  • A. Ensley, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 13 February 1881
  • J. L. Ensley, signed at Calapooia, Oregon, on 25 February 1884
  • Ida L. Goodman, signed at Calapooia, Oregon, on 18 September 1886
  • Rosa Green of Wilbur, Oregon, signed on 22 February 1881.  Page is shared with the sentiments of a friend who left a sentiment in November 1884.
  • Mary Gross, signed at Oakland, Oregon, on 1 October 1883
  • Minnie Hill; May's schoolmate
  • Helena M. Holman, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 28 September 1881 at Umpqua Academy
  • Merica M. Hunt, signed on 6 February 1898; America M. Hunt
  • Amanda E. Kerley, signed at Calapooia, Oregon, on 18 October 1883
  • Stephen Laraut, or Staphen La Raut, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 22 September 1881.  He inscribed his page to May's younger sister Lillie Starr [Lily Starr]
  • Max Levinson, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 11 April 1881
  • Bina Maupin, signed 5 January 1881
  • J. S. Mires
  • Maggie Mires, signed at Calapooia, Oregon, signed on 20 September 1881, or 1887
  • Minnie Otey, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, in November 1884
  • Clara H. Patterson, signed at Alvarado, California, on 19 March 1882
  • Adella Peters, signed at Oakland, Oregon, on 19 January 1886
  • Mrs. Addie Prior, signed Oakland, Oregon on 7 January 1897
  • Ella Reed
  • F. W. Reed
  • Minnie M. Ruckle, signed on 27 January 1881 or 1886
  • George T. Russell, signed at Oakland, Oregon, on 22 January 1886
  • Lillian Russell, signed at Oakland, Oregon, on 20, January 1886
  • Mrs. G. T. Russell, signed on 16 January 1886
  • Jennie F. Shaw, signed at Shelbyville, Indiana, on 1 July 1882
  • Celena Shaw, or Celina Shaw, signed in Indiana on 19 July 1889.  She was Celena (Willits) Shaw, sister of May's mother Icephene (Willits) Starr
  • F. M. Shaw, or T. M. Shaw, signed at Battle Ground, Indiana, on 27 June 1882
  • Very faint, but looks like Olive Shortridge, signed at Oakland, Oregon, on 15 February 1886
  • Addie E. Smith, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 18 June 1881
  • Mary A. Smith, signed at Wilbur, Oregon,, on 21 February 1881
  • Phene Smith, signed at Oakland, Oregon, on 21 Januaryh 1881 or 1886.  Not sure of given name
  • Maggie Smith, signed at Oakland, Oregon, on 20 January 1886
  • Cora Stair, signed at Transitville, Indiana, on 4 May 1882
  • Ida Stair; May's cousin
  • Milton Stair, signed on 5 April 1882 at Denver, Colorado
  • Katie Stair, age 14, signed at Battle Ground, Indiana, in 1882; May's cousin
  • Lizzie Stanfield, signed 23 April 1882
  • May Starr, album owner of Wilbur, Oregon, signed a page on 25 December 1881; perhaps this album was a Christmas present.  Her surname is believed to have originated as Stoehr; variants are Stehr, Stair and Starr
  • Felix Starr, signed on 14 July 1881.  Felix Starr was May's younger brother.  Her father, Felix Starr Sr., had died by this date.
  • Lou Starr of Transitville, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, signed on 4 April 1882; May's cousin.
  • Lilly D. Starr, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 4 January 1881.  She wrote another message in pencil at the bottom and signed it Lily with a "star" symbol.
  • James P. Starr, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 12 February 1881.  He was May's older brother.
  • Laura, possibly Laura Stevens [runs off the page], signed at Calipooia, Oregon, on 22 May 1889
  • Eula Strange, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 18 February 1881
  • Henry S. Strange, signed at Umpqua Academy, on 30 September 1881
  • Mattie Strange, signed at Umpqua Academy on 3 February 1881
  • J. R. Sutherland, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 1 March 1881
  • Annie Sutherland, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 14 January 1881
  • H. D. Thomas
  • Milton H. Tower, signed at Oakland Academy on 14 January 1885; May's schoolmate
  • James R. Underwood, signed at Calapooia, Oregon, on 19 October 1883
  • Theron C. Waite, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 4 January 1881
  • F. B. Waite of Roseburg, Oregon, Signed 5 January 1887
  • W. A. Williams
  • Becca E. Williams.  There was a Rebecca E. Williams who lived at Wilbur, Oregon.
  • Sarah Wimberly, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 11 January 1881
  • Mary Winiford, signed at Wilbur, Oregon, on 3 February 1881
Wilbur, Oregon


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Sunday, February 24, 2013

1880s Autograph Album of Malvina Evalina Keeler, teacher at Keystone Academy at Factoryville, Pennsylvania


1880s autograph album of Malvina Evalina Keeler, "Eva", compiled while she was a teacher at Keystone Academy in Factoryville, Pennsylvania.  She received the album as a Christmas present in 1879.



The album is approximately 7-3/4" x 5" and contains 79 pages signed by Eva herself, her relatives, friends and students.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.

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

Malvina Evalina Keeler was born 28 April 1860 at Keelersburg, Pennsylvania, daughter of Heister and Lois Adeline (Sharpe) Keeler, who were born in Pennsylvania and in New York respectively.

Eva's paternal grandparents were Asa S. and Elizabeth (Newman) Keeler.  Her maternal grandparents were Elisha and Mary (Bixby) Sharpe.

On 28 May 1887, Eva became the second wife of Edward Fayett Avery, whose first wife, Mary Esther (Harding) Avery, had died in 1883.  I don't believe there were any children from either marriage.

According to the 1900 Census, Edward was a dentist, and Eva was still teaching.

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

Eva's cousin, M. Addie Jenkins of Elmira, New York, signed a page on 29 January 1882.  After a bit of research, I believe that the mother of M. Addie Jenkins was Dinah (Sharpe) Jenkins, sister to Eva's mother Lois Adeline (Sharpe) Jenkins.



Zebedee S. Thahoo of Rangoon, British Burma, signed a page at Keystone Academy on 12 March 1883.



G. A. Transue, Class of 1883 in the Commercial Department of Keystone Academy did an intricate sketch of a bird an spider web.



A. H. Fassett also sketched a bird.



I loved this page, signed by Harriet M. Loomis of Scranton, Pennsylvania, signed on 2 March 1883.  She called herself "Teacher of Yellocution and Roarotory at Keystone Academy".



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


  • Mina, signed at Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, on 6 February 1880
  • Eveline Aldred of Dimock, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County, signed at Keystone Academy on 24 October 1882
  • Stella Aldred of Dimock, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County, signed at Keystone Academy on 28 October 1882; "your pupil"
  • E. W. Austin of Center Moreland, Pennsylvania, signed on 21 May 1881
  • Jennie E. Avery, signed at Center Moreland, Pennsylvania, on 5 July 1880; "your dutiful scholar"
  • Courtney C. Avery of Lemon, Pennsylvania, in Wyoming County, signed at Keystone Academy on 28 March 1883
  • Harriet Bailey, signed on 3 May 1883.  "Deeds are fruits; Words but leaves"
  • W. W. Baylor of Fleetville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy, on 12 March 1883
  • Addie E. Bliss of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, at Keystone Academy on 15 October 1882
  • Jennie Briggs of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 19 April 1883
  • G. A. Coray of Pittston, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 2 March 1883
  • Althea S. Corey of Mill City, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 22 March 1883
  • George A. Cull of Olyphant, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 8 March 1883
  • Clara Dana of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 4 October 1882
  • Emma Daniels of South Gibson, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 11 October 1882
  • A. D. David of Olyphant, Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County, signed at Keystone Academy on 7 March 1883
  • S. E. Decker of Schultzville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 2 March 1883
  • Alice E. Dowling of Drover's Home, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 22 February 1883
  • F. C. Evans of Forks Station, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 24 May 1883.  First name could be Fie or Fred
  • Milton Evans, signed at Keystone Academy on 11 September 1883.  Shared a page with Sam H. Sturdevant of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, who signed a page on 8 May 1881
  • Sherman J. Fassett of Scottsville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 3 March 1883
  • A. H. Fassett; beautiful sketch of a bird
  • Maggie Fassett of Scottsville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 28 February 1883
  • Jennie Fitch of McKune's Depot, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy, on 18 April 1883
  • Annie G. Fordyce of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 11 January 1883 
  • George Gearhart of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 8 March 1883
  • Hattie Gorr of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 19 March 1889
  • Annie E. Gorr of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 19 March 1883
  • I. M. Gray of Rust, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 7 March 1883
  • Ettie F. Headley, signed at Falls, on 5 March 1880
  • Alice Hensley of Dalton, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 12 September1883
  • Eva Hitchcock of Forkston, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 15 November 1882
  • Carrie E. Hobbs of Benton, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 19 February 1883
  • Jennie Hughes of Hyde Park, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 28 February 1883
  • E. J. Hull of Olyphant, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 8 March 1883
  • Cora R. Hull of Olyphant, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 3 October 1882
  • Lincoln Hulley, signed at Keystone Academy on 11 March 1883
  • L. L. Hunter of Mill City, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 21 March 1883
  • Grace L. Ingals of Elkdale, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County, signed at Keystone Academy on 21 March 1883
  • M. Addie Jenkins of Elmira, New York, signed on 29 January 1882; cousin of M. Eva Keeler.  Her mother Dinah (Sharpe) Jenkins was a sister of Eva's mother Lois Adeline (Sharpe) Keeler.
  • Gertie Jones of South Montrose, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County, signed at Keystone Academy on 25 October 1882
  • Malvina Evalina Keeler, "Eva"; album owner
  • Kate Leonard of Jackson, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy in the Fall Term, 1882
  • Harriet M. Loomis of Scranton, Pennsylvania, "Teacher of Yellocution and Roarotory in Keystone Academy", signed 2 March 1883
  • Eva Lowry of Elkdale, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 18 October 1882
  • Ira D. Mallery, signed at Factoryville, Pennsylvania on 2 March 1883
  • Delia Matty of Syracuse, New York, signed at Keystone Academy on 15 October 1882
  • J. D. Maury or J. D. Marty, or ?, of Olyphant, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 8 March 1883
  • J. N. McLaughlin of Jermyn, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy
  • Frank N. Morrow of Schultzville, Pennsylvania, signed on 8 March 1883
  • H. S. Newton of Green Grove, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 12 March 1883
  • Mrs. Amy Nichols of Factoryville, Pennsylvania; middle initial possible S
  • J. E. Perry of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 24 January 1883
  • May G. Perry of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, signed on 24 January 1883.  Also has the date 26 June 1883
  • Joseph L. Plush of Shannonville, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County, signed at Keystone Academy on 12 March 1883
  • Kate G. Polen of Pittston, Pennsylvania, signed at Scranton, Pennsylvania, on 5 February 1882.  Not sure of her surname
  • Eliza Quintin of Hamlinton, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 19 October 1882
  • J. E. Remsen of Alderville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 13 March 1883
  • L. Blanche Reynolds of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 16 March 1883
  • Lou A. Reynolds or Lon A. Reynolds of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 29 May 1883
  • Clarice Reynolds of Wallsville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 7 October 1882
  • F. A. Rifenbary of West Nicholson, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 29 March 1883
  • Cora Rifenbary of West Nicholson, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 29 March 1883
  • Cyrill D. Rosenkrans of Fairdale, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy in 1883
  • Hannah R. Rouse, signed at South Eaton, Pennsylvania, in Wyoming County, on 6 February 1880
  • Della Slocum of La Plume, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 22 May 1883
  • Emma Snyder of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 23 February 1883
  • Jennie Snyder of Dunning, Pennsylvania, signed on 12 May 1880
  • Annie Spencer of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 23 February 1883
  • B. F. Squier of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 12 March 1883
  • Florence Stemples of Mehoopany, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 14 November 1882
  • Carrie Stephens of Niven, Pennsylvania; "your Keystone scholar"
  • Carrie M. Stevens, signed at Factoryville, Pennsylvania, on 12 October 1882; "your loving scholar"
  • Sam H. Sturdevant of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, signed on 8 May 1881.  He shared a page with Milton Evans, who signed at Keystone Academy on 11 September 1883
  • Zebedee S. Thahoo, Rangoon, British Burma, signed at Keystone Academy, on 12 March 1883
  • Cora Thomas of Scranton, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 21 February 1883
  • Jennie A. Tiffany of Fleetville, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy, on 11 September 1883
  • G. A. Transue, Class of 1883 at Keystone Academy, in the Commercial Department; beautiful sketch of bird and spider web
  • F. N. Wetherby, Brown Hollow, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 21 March 1883
  • L. Georgiana White of Waverly, Pennsylvania, signed at Keystone Academy on 21 March 1883
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Ezoa Jenkins of Thompson, Pennsylvania


1880s autograph album of Ezoa Jenkins of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.  I found her given name as Ezoica and as Annie Ezoa and Ezoa Annie.


The album is approximately 5-1/2" x 3-1/2" and contains 40 pages signed by Ezoa herself (or the person who presented her with the album), her 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!]

Ezoa Jenkins was born 6 August 1878 at Thompson, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Henry and Jane A. (Legg) Jenkins.  I don't have information on Henry, but there were some people named Jenkins who signed pages in Ezoa's album, other than her brother Earle and herself.

Ezoa's maternal grandparents were Samuel Legg and his second wife Rhoda Anna.  Jane may have been the only child from this marriage, but there were several children from Samuel's first marriage to Mary Parminter, including at least two who signed pages in Ezoa's album [see below].

On 27 December 1899 at Thompson, Pennsylvania, Ezoa married Elbert Ward Pickering, son of Charles Zaletin Pickering and Lovanda (Nye) Pickering.  Elbert was born 16 October 1878 at Jackson Township, Pennsylvania.

The couple lived in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.  Elbert was a merchant.  If they had children, they weren't mentioned in the Censuses.  

As mentioned above, Ezoa's brother Earle W. Jenkins signed a page in her album.  


Ezoa's Uncle Ike, who may have been Isaac Legg, a half brother to Ezoa's mother Jane A. (Legg) Jenkins, signed a page.  It was this page that gave me the clue that Ezoa also had the name Annie.


Mrs. Anna V. Mumford signed a page on 4 February 1888 while she was at Philippopolis, Bulgaria.  This was Anna Victoria Legg, another half sibling to Ezoa's mother Jane A. (Legg).  Mrs. Anna Victoria (Legg) Mumford was the widow of Oliver Mumford, who died in the Civil War while leading a charge at Petersburg.


Another aunt signed a page in Ezoa's album.  She was Anna Malpass, second wife of Daniel Malpass, of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.  I researched to see if Anna might have been a sister to Ezoa's father Henry Jenkins, but wasn't able to establish a relationship.  Hopefully a reader will have more knowledge and will leave a comment.  Anna's husband Daniel Malpass also signed a page.  He dated his page 23 February 1889.



Kate M. Jenkins of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, signed a page in Ezoa's album.  I found a Kate M. Jenkins married to a William Jenkins.  I wonder if William and Ezoa's father Henry Jenkins were related, perhaps even brothers.


Two of Ezoa's teachers signed pages in her album.  Nellie M. Clancy of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, signed a page on 10 March 1887.


A. N. Brundage signed page on 3 November 1890.  Ezoa was married by then, but perhaps A. N. Brundage was a teacher from Ezoa's past schooling or was a Bible study teacher.


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

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


  • Uncle Ike, inscribed his page to his niece Miss Anna E. Jenkins; perhaps Isaac Legg, half brother of Ezoa's mother 
  • Florence
  • Jennie, signed on 4 January 1891; a friend, not Ezoa's mother
  • Mrs. Armstrong, signed at Thompson, Pennsylvania
  • Effie Barrett of East New Milford, Pennsylvania, signed on 17 December 1888
  • Aggie Barrett of North Jackson, Pennsylvania, signed on 25 November 1890
  • A. N. Brundage, signed on 3 November 1890; Ezoa's teacher
  • D. E. Carpenter of Lake View, Pennsylvania, signed on 15 October 1889
  • Lucia Castaline of Thompson, Pennsylvania, signed on 4 January 1890
  • Laura Clancy, signed at Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, on 9 March 1887
  • Nellie M. Clancy of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, signed on 10 March 1887; Ezoa's teacher
  • Lucia A. Cole, signed at Thompson, Pennsylvania, on 18 March 1890
  • Leonard Cole, signed at Thompson, Pennsylvania, on 19 March 1890
  • Gladys Davis, signed on 10 October 1888
  • Ezoa Jenkins, album owner
  • Kate M. Jenkins, signed at Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Could she be the Kate M. Jenkins who was married to William Jenkins?  Was William Jenkins related to Ezoa's father Henry Jenkins?
  • Earle W. Jenkins; Ezoa's younger brother
  • E. C. Kellam of Thompson, Pennsylvania, signed on 10 March 1887
  • Grace Knapp, signed on 8 March 1892
  • Bessie Lamonte of Thomson, Pennsylvania, signed on 10 January 1889
  • Mabel Larrabee of Thomson, Pennsylvania [ Thompson, Pennsylvania ?], signed on 22 January 1889
  • Uncle Ike, inscribed his page to his niece Miss Anna E. Jenkins; perhaps Isaac Legg, half brother of Ezoa's mother 
  • Agnes Madigan, signed on 9 January 1891
  • Bess Madigan, signed at Thompson, Pennsylvania
  • Daniel Malpass, signed on 23 February 1889
  • Anna M. Malpass of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania; Ezoa's aunt
  • F. M. Mulvey; name is stamped in green ink; no message
  • Mrs. Anna V. Mumford of Philippopolis, Bulgaria. signed on 4 February 1888; Anna Victoria (Legg) Mumford, half sister of Ezoa's mother Jane A. Legg.  Her husband, Oliver Mumford, died in the Civil War while leading a charge at Petersburg.
  • Ira Salsbury of Thompson, Pennsylvania, signed on 5 January 1891
  • Maude Salsbury of Thompson, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, signed on 18 January 1889
  • Harry Searles of Thomspon, Pennsylvania, signed on 3 September 1889
  • Mrs. L. F. Searles, signed on 3 September 1889
  • Annis Smith, signed at Preston Center, Pennsylvania, on 19 September, no year written
  • Bertha Swartz, signed at Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Anna Tamblyn, signed at Thompson, Pennsylvania, on 23 January 1892
  • Belle Walker, signed at Thompson, Pennsylvania, on 8 October 1888
  • Frank Walker, signed on 8 January 1889
  • Lulu M. Walker of Thomson, Pennsylvania, signed on 10 January 1889
  • Underneath a Victorian Scrap is the name Emma Wallace.  She signed on 28 January 1889
  • Nellie Williams of North Jackson, Pennsylvania
Thompson, Pennsylvania [some signers spelled it as "Thomson"]


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Friday, February 22, 2013

1880s Autograph Album of Harietta "Hattie" Kindt of Drehersville, Pennsylvania


1880s autograph album of Harietta "Hattie" Kindt of Drehersville, Pennsylvania.  

The album's front cover is missing.  The image above is of the page that Hattie's brother Nathan Wesley Kindt signed at West Brunswick, Pennsylvania, on 20 February 1882.

The album is approximately 7" x 4" and may be missing some pages, in addition to the lost front cover.  There are 40 pages signed by Hattie's relatives and friends.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.

There's also a real photo postcard enclosed, with a young man identified as perhaps Uncle Andie.



The postcard was originally intended to be given to Edna Noecker.  Perhaps a reader will be able to identify the young man from the clues or from family albums.

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

Harietta Kindt was born about 1858, the daughter of Nathan E. and Catharine (Miller) Kindt.  Nathan's obituary in the Kutztown Patriot issue of 22 July 1899 mentioned that he was born at Maidencreek, Pennsylvania.  He later moved to Drehersville, Pennsylvania and went into the "store business".

Nathan's obituary, published in 1899, indicated that Harietta had married George Kramer.  Hopefully the spelling of Harietta in the obituary is correct.  She could have been Harriet or Harrietta.

In addition to Hattie's brother Nathan Wesley Kindt, who signed the page at top, three of her other siblings signed pages.

Harvey Kindt of Drehersville, Pennsylvania, signed a page on 6 March 1882.


Alice S. Kindt signed a page at Drehersville, Pennsylvania, on 6 March 1882.


Emma Kindt signed a page at Drehersville, Pennsylvania, on 7 March 1882.


Two of Hattie's cousins signed pages, but did not give their surnames.  Cousin Bella signed a page at Drehersville, Pennsylvania, on 5 March 1883.


Another cousin signed a page at Maidencreek, Pennsylvania, in March 1882.  Since Hattie's father was born at Maidencreek, perhaps this cousin is from his line. 


Several people with the surname of Miller signed pages.  They could have been relatives of Hattie through her mother's line.  See the list below for their names.

The future wife of Hattie's brother Nathan Wesley Kindt signed a page.  She was Loretta A. Miller, who signed at Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, on 21 March 1884.


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.]


  • J. A. F. of Reading, Pennsylvania, signed at Reading in 13 Mar 1882
  • "Your Cousin", signed at Maiden Creek, Pennsylvania in March 1882; Hattie's cousin
  • Cousin Bella, signed at Drehersville, Pennsylvania, on 5 March 1883
  • Friend L. H.  The page is torn but the residence could be Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Ida
  • Agnes D., signed in 1882.  The surname is very hard to read but might start with Hafe*.  The residence was likely written on the part of the page that has been torn off.
  • Torn piece; appears to have been signed by a Harry at Orwigsville, Pennsylvania
  • Emma Brownmiller, signed at Hamburgh, Pennsylvania
  • H. C. Dreher, signed at Drehersville, Pennsylvania in 1882
  • William A. Dreher, signed at Drehersville, Pennsylvania, on 7 February 1882
  • C. R. Fegley, signed at Drehersville, Pennsylvania, on 6 February 1882
  • Virgie Haines, signed at Hamburgh, Pennsylvania, on 15 December 1882
  • F. Hains of Hamburgh, Pennsylvania, signed on 13 December 1882.  First initial could be N or A
  • Ida A. Honsburger, signed in 1882.  Torn page, with only the last syllable of her residence and the year present. "*burg, Pa", was likely Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Heister Hoy, signed at Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, on 29 July 1882
  • F. P. Hoy, signed at Reading, Pennsylvania, on 25 October 1881
  • Homer C. Hunsicker, signed at Reading, Pennsylvania, on 20 October 1881
  • Nora L. Kaufman of Maiden Creek, Pennsylvania, signed in March of 1882
  • Theodore Kershner, signed at Drehersville, Pennsylvania, on 4 October 1881
  • W. L. Kershner, signed at Drehersville, Pennsylvania, on 21 March 1884
  • Lenora V. Kimmel, signed at Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, on 18 February 1882.  Not sure of first name or middle initial.
  • Hattie Kindt; album owner
  • N. Wesley Kindt, signed at West Brunswick, Pennsylvania, on 20 February 1882; Hattie's brother
  • Harvey Kindt of Drehersville, Pennsylvania, signed on 6 March 1882; Hattie's brother
  • Alice S. Kindt, signed at Drehersville, Pennsylvania, on 6 March 1882; Hattie's sister
  • Emma Kindt, signed at Drehersville, Pennsylvania, on 7 March 1882; Hattie's sister
  • Ella Miller, signed at Drehersville, Pennsylvania, on 3 March 1883
  • Annie A. Miller of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, signed on 1 March 1882
  • Lillie I. Miller, signed at Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, on 21 March 1884
  • Loretta A. Miller, signed at Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, on 18 June 1882
  • G. Moser, signed 10 June 1882; not sure of middle initial
  • E. W. Moyer, signed on 6 March 1882
  • Kate Rapp, signed at Reading, Pennsylvania, on 17  January 1883
  • Hettie Rothermel of Molltown, Berks County, Pennsylvania, signed on 28 March 1882
  • Sallie Rothermel of Molltown, Berks County, Pennsylvania, signed on 22 March 1882
  • Ira P. Rothermel, signed at Molltown, Pennsylvania, on 23 March 1882
  • Agnes Schock of Hamburgh,Pennsylvania
  • Jane Smith
  • V. K. Teter, signed at Port Clinton, on 7 March 1882

Drehersville, Pennsylvania


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

1880s Autograph Album of Eda M. Cummings of Montague, Massachusetts


Note of August 2013: In response to a reader request, I've added another image, that of a page signed by Mary C. Stacy of Lowell, Massachusetts.

1880s autograph album given to Eda M. Cummings of Montague, Massachusetts as a Christmas present in 1882.  Her surname is also seen variantly as Comins, Cummins, etc.



The album is approximately 6" x 4" and contains 60 pages signed by Eda herself, her 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!]

Eda M. Cummings was born about 1871, I think at Leverett, Massachusetts, the daughter of Charles L. and Mary E. (Hemenway) Cummings.  Eda's marriage record shows her father as William.  

I believe Eda's paternal grandparents were Lyman and Eliza (Taylor) Cummings.  Her maternal grandparents were William and, possibly, Elsie, Hemenway.

About June 1891, Eda married Fred Erwin Cadwell, whose own autograph album was the subject of an earlier post.  Fred signed a page in Eda's album before they were married, on 12 July 1889.



One signer indicated she was Eda's sister, Rena Osgood of Northfield Farms, who signed a page on 27 July 1883.  She was Irena Roxanna Cummings, who was married to Warren S. Osgood.  Her husband and daughter also signed pages.







I believe Fred and Eda had at least one child, Helen, born 2 August 1892 at Montague, Massachusetts.

Mary C. Stacy of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed a page on 1 September 1883.


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

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

  • No name, signed at Montague, Massachusetts
  • Alice C. Alvord, signed at Montague, Massachusetts, on 6 May 1883
  • Henry C. Alvord, signed at Montague, Massachusetts, on 6 May 1883
  • Blanche Ball of Montague, Massachusetts, signed 15 February 1884; Eda's schoolmate
  • F. Arria Ball of Montague, Massachusetts
  • Emma Barrett of Millers Falls, Massachusetts, signed on 10 November 1884
  • Carrie Benjamin of Montague, Massachusetts, signed in December 1884; Eda's schoolmate
  • Anna P. Brown of Mount Hope, Connecticut
  • Abbie J. Brown of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 11 November 1884
  • Millie L. Burnham of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 1 January 1885
  • Fred E. Cadwell of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 12 July 1889.  Several years later, Fred Erwin Cadwell would become Eda's husband.
  • Elizabeth A. Chapin of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 7 June 1886
  • Mary P. Chenery of Montague, Massachusetts
  • Sallie Chenery of Montague, Massachusetts
  • Helen Chenery
  • Mary P. Chenery of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 2 January 1883
  • Fannie L. Chenery of Montague, Massachusetts
  • Lucia M. Clapp of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 10 July 1885
  • Hattie L. Cowdrey of Millers Falls, Massachusetts, signed on 30 October 1884
  • Julia H. Cronen of Montague, Massachusetts, signed at Montague High School on 11 June 1885
  • Eda Cummings, album owner.  This was apparently a Christmas present from 1882.  Her surname is variously spelled Cummins, Comins, etc.
  • Emma J. Davis of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, signed on 11 December 1891
  • Ellen M. Davis of Newbury, Vermont, signed 13 November 1884
  • Grace E. Demond of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 7 April 1885
  • Meverett A. Dudley of Montague, Massachusetts
  • Issie Foskett of Orange, Massachusetts, signed at Montague, Massachusetts, on 11 February 1883.  Possibly Isadora Foskett
  • Myra F. Franklin of Northfield, Massachusetts, signed on 16 August 1883
  • Della A. Gilbert of Millers Falls, Massachusetts, signed at Montague High School; Eda's schoolmate
  • Dollie A. Goodnow of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 26 September 1887
  • Clara B. Harrington of Montague, Massachusetts, signed 3 August 1885
  • Grace H. Hayden, signed at Montague High School, at Montague, Massachusetts, in June 1885
  • Frank S. Hyde of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 17 June 1885; "Class of '85" at Montague High School
  • Mary E. Johnson of Millers Falls, Massachusetts; signed on 10 November 1884; Eda's schoolmate at Montague High School at Montague, Massachusetts
  • Flora E. Kendall of Montague, Massachusetts
  • A. J. King of Millers Falls, Massachusetts, signed 9 January 1885
  • Emma J. Lewis of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 19 September 1887
  • Orin G. Marden of Montague, Massachusetts, signed at Montague High School on 16 June 1885
  • Fannie L. Maynard of Montague, Massachusetts, signed at Montague High School on 6 November 1884
  • Arthur L. Maynard of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 15 November 1883
  • Geneva L. Morse of Montague, Massachusetts, signed 5 November 1884
  • Gracie A. Newton of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 6 September 1883
  • Rena Osgood, signed at Northfield Farms on 27 July 1883.  This was Eda's sister Irena Cummings/Comins, who married Warren S. Osgood.
  • Mary Rena Osgood of Northfield Farms, Massachusetts, signed on 19 August 1883
  • W. S. Osgood of Northfield Farms, Massachusetts, signed on 19 August 1883; husband of Eda's sister Irena
  • L. D. Perry, signed at Montague High School on 5 November 1884
  • F. Adelle Pierce of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 8 January 1885
  • Lucy S. Pike, signed at Montague, Massachusetts, in June 1883
  • Cora M. Root of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 2 January 1883
  • Annie Sewall of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 25 August 1887
  • Phila Sheldon of Montague, Massachusetts, signed 20 January 1887
  • Mary C. Stacy of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on 1 September 1883
  • Eva L. Tower of Montague, Massachusetts
  • H. S. Warfield of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 15 January 1888
  • Rosabel L. Watson of North Leverett, Massachusetts, signed on 14 March 1883
  • Laura A. Watson of North Leverett, Massachusetts, signed on 14 March 1883
  • Carl J. Weissbrod of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 14 November 1883
  • Willie H. Weissbrod of Montague, Massachusetts, signed on 14 February 1883
  • Lillian L. Wheaton of Montague, Massachusetts, signed at Montague High School on 5 November 1884
  • Hattie Whipple of Montague, Massachusetts, signed at Montague High School on 5 November 1884
  • Mamie L. Wildes of Montague, Massachusetts
Montague, Massachusetts


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