Thursday, January 23, 2014

1904-1910 Autograph Album of Elizabeth M. Clark of North Hampton, New Hampshire


1904-1910 autograph album of Elizabeth M. Clark of North Hampton, New Hampshire.

The title page and perhaps other pages are missing at the beginning of the album but one page was inscribed to the owner, and several pages were signed by relatives, which taken together, also identified the owner as Elizabeth M. Clark.

The page below was inscribed to Elizabeth M. Clark of North Hampton, New Hampshire, by Lila C. Moulton, who signed her page on May 25, 1904.


The album is approximately 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 49 of Elizabeth's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical list of the senders appears at the end of this post.

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

Elizabeth M. Clark was born about 1895 at North Hampton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Albion S. and Ida May (Cammett) Cousens Clark.  Albion S. Clark was the son of Thomas and Mary H. (Day) Clark.  Ida May (Cammett) Cousens Clark was the daughter of Stephen and Sarah Eunice (Healey) Cammett.

One confusing fact is that there is a death record for a Mary Lizzie Clark, daughter of Albion and Ida (Cammett) Clark, born 25 May 1895, who died 13 days later, according to a Massachusetts Death Record.  Possibly Elizabeth M. Clark was a surviving twin?

Elizabeth's father, Albion S. Clark, was first married to, I think, Elizabeth Ann (Otis) Clark; they had daughter Ethel Maude Clark, born 11 December 1881 at North Berwick, Maine.  Ethel, then living at West Wrentham, Massachusetts and married to Luman Archie Drowne, signed a page in Elizabeth's album at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on December 19, 1908.


Elizabeth's mother, Ida May (Cammett) Cousens Clark had two daughters with her first husband John Otis Cousens, son of Bradford and Ruth C. (Ricker) Cousens.  They were Octavia Hill Cousens, born 31 October 1882 at Biddeford, Maine, and Ruth Belle Cousens, born 21 November 1885 at Biddeford, Maine.

Octavia signed a page in Elizabeth's album at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on July 25, 1904.


Ruth Belle (Cousens) Goodwin, by then married to Daniel G. Goodwin and living at San Francisco, signed a page at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on December 18, 1908.


I lost track of Elizabeth M. Clark after the 1910 Census of North Hampton, New Hampshire.  She may have been the Elizabeth M. Clark who married Henry Tasker.

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.  Thanks!

List of signers:  [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]
  • William Abercrombie of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on November 30, 1908
  • Miss Marcia May Barnes of Hudson, New Hampshire, signed on September 9, 1906
  • Josephine M. Brown, signed at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on October 26, 1906; Elizabeth'
  • Lizzie A. Brown of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on October 31, 1906
  • Bessie A. Brown, signed at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on October 31, 1906
  • Elizabeth M. Clark of North Hampton, New Hampshire; album owner
  • Nathalie Clarke of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 33 Richard Avenue
  • Octavia Hill Cousens, signed at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on July 25, 1904; older sister of Elizabeth M. Clark, album owner.  They shared a mother, Ida May (Cammett) Cousens Clark.
  • Chester A. Davis, signed at Elmwood, Massachusetts, on November 30, 1908
  • Emily A. Drew of Little Boars Head, New Hampshire, signed on October 26, 1906
  • Mrs. Ethel C. Drowne of West Wrentham, Massachusetts, signed at North Hampton, Massachusetts, on December 19, 1908.  Elizabeth's half-sister Ethel (Clark) Drowne.  They shared a father, Albion Clark.
  • Jessie R. Fogg of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on September 5, 1904
  • Ruth Cousens Goodwin of San Francisco, California, signed at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on December 18, 1908.  Ruth Bell (Cousens) Goodwin, older half-sister of Elizabeth M. Clark, album owner. They shared a mother, Ida May (Cammett) Cousens Clark.
  • Alice Myra Goodwin of Saco, Maine, signed on November 30, 1908
  • Eunice F. Hill, signed at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on December 15, 1908; Elizabeth's aunt
  • Harold G. Hobbs of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on November 30, 1908
  • Irving Jenness of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on December 1, 1908
  • Chester Jenness of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on November 30, 1908
  • Annie L. Johnson of Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on August 5, 1910 at Hampton Academy
  • Dora E. Jones, signed at Weld, Maine, on November 10, 1905; Elizabeth's aunt
  • Earle H. Knowles of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on December 1, 1908
  • Leon M. Knowles of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on December 1, 1908
  • Ruth M. Knowles of North Hampton, signed on March 2, 1908
  • Virginia M. Knox of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on March 2, 1908 at Wilton, Maine
  • Isabell Leavitt of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on March 2, 1908
  • Raelene A. Leavitt of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on December 17, 1906
  • Melvin P. Locke of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on November 30, 1908
  • M. Alice McDermott of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed at North Easton, Massachusetts, on January 19, 1908
  • Marion M. Mevis, signed at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on December 17, 1906
  • Christopher D. Moore of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on December 1, 1908
  • George Moore of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on December 2, 1908
  • Lila C. Moulton, signed at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on September 3, 1904
  • Lila C. Moulton, signed on May 25, 1904
  • Eunice Moulton of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on December 18, 1906
  • Annabel Northcott, signed at Portland, Maine, on October 27, 1906
  • Miriam Northcott
  • Etta M. Norton of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on December 2, 1908
  • Herman L. Norton of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on December 1, 1908
  • Mabelle G. Otis, signed at North Berwick, Maine, on November 5, 1904
  • Beulah Harriett Page of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on June 19, 1908
  • Lillian Porter of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on September 21, 1904
  • Gertrude L. Proschold of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on April 24, 1907
  • Nellie W. Safford, signed at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on June 19, 1908
  • Mary A. Shaw, signed at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on December 3, 1908
  • Martha M. Simpson, signed at North Hampton, New Hampshire, on November 30, 1908
  • Byron D. Smith of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on December 1, 1908
  • Ethel M. Swinehamer of Exeter, New Hampshire, signed on June 19, 1908
  • Blanche M. Taylor of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on March 2, 1908
  • Beulah A. Tourtillott of North Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on March 2, 1908
  • Paul H. Watson of 21 Graham Street, Biddeford, Maine
North Hampton, New Hampshire


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