Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1878/1880s Autograph Album of Lizzie E. Pearsall of Bainbridge, New York


1878/1880s autograph album of Lizzie E. Pearsall of Bainbridge, New York.  The album was presented to Lizzie by her teacher M. E. Davis in 1878.


The album is approximately 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" and contains the sentiments of 75 of Lizzie's relatives, friends and teachers.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.


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

Lizzie E. Pearsall was born 26 May 1867 at Bainbridge, New York, the daughter of Bainbridge natives Sherman and Lydia Maria (Minor) Pearsall.   On 31 October 1883 Lizzie married dentist Clellan Locke Card, son of Nelson Delos Card and Josephine Maria (Locke) Card of Bainbridge, New York.  Dr. Card graduated from Pennsylvania Dental College on 25 February 1887.


Sadly, Lizzie died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 30 January 1892, at the age of 24; according to her death certificate, she's buried at Bainbridge, New York.  I don't believe she had any children, or at least children that lived.

Clellan later married Alice E. Reen on 29 September 1897; they had three children, two of whom lived to adulthood.

Lizzie's Aunt Hettie signed a page.  I believe she was Henrietta Minor, "Hettie", half sister of Lizzie's mother Lydia Maria (Minor) Pearsall; their shared parent was George Minor.  Hettie would marry William Leroy Laman in 1899.


Two other people mentioned a family relationship with Lizzie.  One was C. S. Minor of Deposit, New York, who was, I believe, Clinton S. Minor, son of Albert Philo Minor, full brother of Lizzie's mother's Lydia Maria Minor.


The other was Lizzie's cousin Daisy S. Pearsall, who signed a page at Bainbridge Academy, Bainbridge, New York, on October 9, 1879.


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.

Places mentioned:
Afton, New York
Bainbridge, New York
Bennettsville, New York
Cannonsville, New York
Coventry Ville, New York - now Coventry, New York
Deposit, New York
Poughkeepsie, New York
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Surnames in the album

?    [10]
Aylsworth
Bates
Beattie
Bennett
Boldry
Bulkeley
Calkins
Cannon
Carr
Case
Corbin    [3]
De Munn    [2]
Doolittle
Edick
Estabrook
Evans
Fletcer
Freiote
Graves
Hancock
Harris
Hathaway
Hovey
Ireland
Ives
Kahler
Kelleher    [2]
Laman
Lockwood
Loomis
Miles
Minor    [3]
Norton
Payne
Pearsall    [2]
Priest    [2]
Record
Redfield
Rexford
Rogers    [2]
Searles    [2]
Shaw
Sherwood
Smith    [3]
Stoddard
Van Horne    [4]
Van Schayk
Willsey
Winsor
Yale    [2]

Signers in the album    [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]

?
  • Mattie, signed at Bainbridge, New York, on January 12, 1878
  • Dwight; on a page shared with Merton; Nettie; Ellen; Willis; Herbert; and Lizzie
  • Merton; on a page shared with Dwight, Nettie, Ellen; Willis; Herbert; and Lizzie
  • Nettie; on a page shared with Dwight; Merton; Ellen; Willis; Herbert; and Lizzie
  • Ellen; on a page shared with Dwight; Merton; Nettie; Willis; Herbert; and Lizzie
  • Willis; on a page shared with Dwight; Merton; Nettie; Ellen; Herbert; and Lizzie
  • Herbert; on a page shared with Dwight; Merton; Nettie; Ellen; Willis; and Lizzie
  • Lizzie; on a page shared with Dwight; Merton; Nettie; Ellen; Willis; and Herbert
  • Susie, signed in 1880
  • Anonymous
A
  • Mary Aylsworth of Bainbridge, New York, signed on January 13, 1879
B
  • Libbie M. Bates, signed at Bainbridge, New York, in 1878
  • Carrie A. Beattie of Salem, New York, signed on October 17, 1879; Lizzie's teacher
  • Aura Bennett of Bainbridge, New York, signed on January 14, 1879
  • Ella Boldry, signed on October 11, 1879
  • Grace Joella Bulkeley of Coventry Ville, New York, signed on March 12, 1880
C
  • Hattie C. Calkins of Coventry Ville, New York, signed on October 28, 1880
  • Millie A. Cannon of Bainbridge, New York
  • Hattie Carr of Bainbridge, New York
  • Carrie Case, signed on June 21, 1881
  • Lizzie Corbin of Bennettsville, New York, signed on September 24, 1880
  • Josie Corbin of Bainbridge, New York, signed on September 24, 1880
  • Helen Corbin of Afton, New York
D
  • Jeannie E. De Munn of Bainbridge, New York, signed on October 9, 1879
  • Will De Munn of Bainbridge, New York, signed on March 6, 1879
  • Miles Doolittle of Bainbridge, New York
E
  • Lilian G. Edick of Deposit, New York, signed on September 13, 1880
  • Seymour H. Estabrook, signed at Bainbridge, New York, on March 25, 1880
  • Lena T. Evans of Bainbridge, New York, signed on October 9, 1879
F
  • Stella L. Fletcher of Bainbridge, New York
  • M. Fannie Freiote
G
  • W. D. Graves of Bainbridge, New York, signed on October 9, 1879
H
  • Mary Hancock of Bainbridge, New York, signed on January 13, 1879
  • M. E. Harris, Lizzie's teacher, who presented the album to her on November 27, 1878
  • J. M. Hathaway of Cannonsville, New York, in Delaware County
  • Louis A. Hovey of Bainbridge, New York, signed on October 9, 1879
I
  • W. Locke Ireland of Coventry Ville, New York, signed on October 30, 1880
  • Otis L. Ives of Bainbridge, New York, signed on March 7, 1879
K
  • Thomas Kahler of Bainbridge, New York
  • Mertie Kelleher, signed at Bainbridge, New York, on March 10, 1879
  • John Kelleher
L
  • Eugene Laman of Coventry Ville, New York
  • Kittie Lockwood of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, signed at Bainbridge, New York, on September 6, 1879
  • Larue E. Loomis, signed at Bainbridge, New York
M
  • Louie A. Miles of Coventryville, New York, signed on October 30 [no year written]
  • Aunt Hettie; presumably Henrietta Minor, half sister of Lizzie's mother Lydia Maria (Minor) Pearsall.  Lydia's and Hettie's father was George Minor.  Hettie would marry William Leroy Laman in 1899.
  • Susie Minor, signed on August 14, 1880
  • C. S. Minor of Deposit, New York; Lizzie's cousin.  Clinton S. Minor, son of Albert Philo Minor, full brother of Lizzie's mother Lydia Maria (Minor) Pearsall.
N
  • H. Arthur Norton, signed on May 28, 1880
P
  • Cora E. Payne, signed at Bainbridge, New York, on March 24, 1880
  • Lizzie E. Pearsall of Bainbridge, New York; album owner; it was presented to her by her teacher M. E. Harris on November 27, 1878
  • Daisy S. Pearsall, signed at Bainbridge, New York, on October 9, 1879; Lizzie's cousin
  • Herbert E. Priest of Bainbridge, New York
  • C. A. Priest; signed on June 17, 1880; not sure of initials
R
  • John P. Record of Poughkeepsie, New York, signed on April 24, 1881
  • Frank Redfield of Bainbridge, New York
  • L. M. Rexford, signed on January 3, 1879
  • Dwight H. Rogers of Coventry Ville, New York, signed on April 8, 1879
  • Hannah Rogers, signed at Coventry Ville, New York, on October 22, 1880; middle initial could be T or F or ?
S
  • Merritt Searles of Bainbridge, New York
  • Mrs. S. Searles
  • Alfred G. Shaw of Coventryville, New York
  • Ada D. Sherwood of Bainbridge, New York, signed on December 16, 1878; Lizzie's schoolmate
  • Frank Smith, signed on September 13, 1880
  • Lizzie Smith of Deposit, New York
  • Ola Smith of Deposit, New York, signed on September 13, 1880
  • Lillie L. Stoddard, signed at Coventry Ville, New York
V
  • Helen Van Horne of Bainbridge, New York, signed on October 9, 1879
  • Lucie Van Horne
  • Perry P. Van Horne of Bainbridge, New York, signed on January 3, 1879
  • Herbert Van Horne of Bainbridge, New York
  • Nettie B. Van Schayk of Deposit, New York, signed on September 13, 1880
W
  • Burton Willsey, signed on March 11, 1879
  • Angelia Winsor, signed on November 21, 1879
Y
  • Phebe Yale, signed at Bainbridge, New York, on April 8, 1879
  • Libbie Yale, signed at Bainbridge Academy on April 9, 1879
Bainbridge, New York


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