Friday, April 4, 2014

1880s-1905 Autograph Album of Caroline Lydia (Greene) Crandall of Mystic, Connecticut


1880s-1905 autograph album of Caroline Lydia (Greene) Crandall of Mystic, Connecticut.

See another post that features the 1870s autograph album of Caroline's son Stiles Ashbel Crandall, compiled mostly while he was a student at Connecticut Literary Institute.  Several people signed pages in both albums.


The album is approximately 8" x 6" and contains the sentiments of 68 of Caroline's relatives and friends.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.  Caroline was a middle-aged woman while these autographs were collected, which fact might explain why numerous pages are signed by parents and their children.


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

Caroline Lydia (Greene) Crandall was born 18 February 1826 at Stonington, Connecticut, the daughter of Stephen and Sarah (Bolles) Greene.  On 1 January 1884, at Ledyard, Connecticut, Caroline married Stiles Woodbridge Crandall, son of Wells and Sarah (Woodbridge) Crandall.

The album came with a print of what appears to be a encased photograph of a husband wife, presumably Caroline Lydia (Green) Crandall and Stiles Woodbridge Crandall, but I can't be sure.


Caroline and Stiles had, I think, three children, a daughter Caroline Augusta Crandall, who died at about age 8; a son Ashbel Woodbridge Crandall, who died at about a year; and and the above-mentioned Stiles Ashbel Crandall, who lived a long and productive life.

Ashbel Stiles Crandall's two children, Mary Stoddard Crandall and Billings Francis Stoddard Crandall, signed pages in their grandmother's album, Mary in 1895 and Billings in 1894.



Caroline Lydia (Greene) Crandall died in 1912; her husband Stiles Woodbridge Crandall had predeceased her in 1906.

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!

One of the most interesting aspects of this album is the fact that several pages were shared by immediate families.  Among those was the page signed on July 27, 1884 by William J. Brown and wife Jennie A. (Denison) Brown of Mystic, Connecticut.  They wrote the name of their newborn daughter, Jennie Elizabeth Brown, born July 6, 1884.  William J. Brown was the son of James and Sophia E. (Crandall) Brown, who was a sister to Caroline's husband Stiles Woodbridge Crandall.


Another page featured the Watrous family Mystic, Connecticut: Albert Gallatin Watrous, his wife Susan Madilia (Lamphere) Watrous and their son George Arthur Watrous, who signed in 1882.


The Whiting family of Mystic, Connecticut, also signed a family page in 1882.  They were Nathan Palmer Whiting, his wife Mary Ann (Wheeler) Whiting and sons Nathan Palmer Whiting and Lewis Herbert Whiting.


Surnames in the album

Avery
Becker
Beckwith
Brown     [5]
Buddington
Chipman
Cole
Conklin
Crandall    [3]
Denison    [2]
Dewhurst    [3]
Fitch    [2]
Gallup    [4]
Herrington    [2]
Lamphere
Larrabee    [2]
Latham
Legg    [2]
Morgan
Mott    [2]
Perkins
Phelps
Richardson    [2]
Richmond
Rogers    [2]
Spencer    [2]
Tefft
Thompson
Watrous    [3]
Wheeler    [5]
White
Whiting    [4]
Williams    [8]

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

A
  • Henry W. Avery of Belvidere, Illinois, signed on October 12, 1891
B
  • C. E. Becker of Columbia, South Carolina, signed at Niantic, Connecticut
  • Mary E. Beckwith of Ledyard, Connecticut, signed on August 22, 1883
  • William J. Brown of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on July 27, 1884; shared the page with his wife Jennie A. Brown; they wrote the name of their daughter Jennie Elizabeth Brown, born 6 July 1884.  William J. Brown was the son of William J. Brown and Sophia E. (Crandall) Brown.  Sophia was a sister to Stiles Woodbridge Crandall, husband of album owner Caroline Lydia (Greene) Crandall.  
  • Jennie A. Brown of Mystic Connecticut, signed on July 27, 1884; shared the page with her husband William J. Brown; they wrote the name of their daughter Jennie Elizabeth Brown, born 6 July 1884.  Jennie A. Brown was Jennie A. (Denison) Sabin Brown, daughter of Henry and Lucy (Smith) Denison and had been previously married to Charles Sabin.
  • Jennie Elizabeth Brown. Her parents shared a page, dated July 27, 1884, and included her name and recent birth date - 6 July 1884
  • Jeannette C. Brown of New London, Connecticut
  • Albert Z. Brown of Ledyard, Connecticut, signed on July 20, 1884; his mother Sophia (Crandall) Brown was a sister to Stiles Woodbridge Crandall, husband of album owner Caroline Lydia (Greene) Crandall.
  • O. G. Buddington of Wilmington, Delaware, signed on October 23, 1885
C
  • Lillie Pendleton Chipman of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on December 10, 1892
  • Abby C. Cole of Cuba, New York, signed on August 25, 1882
  • Naomi White Conklin of Phillips Creek, New York, in Allegany County, signed on October 13, 1884
  • Caroline Lydia (Greene) Crandall of Mystic, Connecticut; album owner
  • Mary Stoddard Crandall, Broadway School, Norwich, Connecticut, signed on April 6, 1895; granddaughter of Caroline Lydia (Greene) Crandall
  • Billings F. S. Crandall of Ledyard, Connecticut, signed on January 17, 1894; Billings Francis Stoddard Crandall, grandson of Caroline Lydia (Greene) Crandall
D
  • Jerome A. Denison of Ledyard, Connecticut, signed on December 9, 1882; his wife Mary J. Denison signed the right facing page. They spelled the name of their town as Ledgard.
  • Mrs. Mary J. Denison of Ledyard, Connecticut, signed on December 9, 1883. Her husband Jerome A. Denison signed the left facing page. They wrote the town's name as Ledgard.
  • Hannah M. Dewhurst, signed on June 22, 1883
  • Helen R. Dewhurst, signed at Mystic, Connecticut, on June 22, 1883
  • E. Dewhurst
F
  • Fannie Fitch of Preston City, Connecticut, signed on June 19, 1884; Association
  • Mary H. Fitch of Preston City, Connecticut; Association 1884
G
  • M. Emily Gallup of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on November 3, 1886
  • Anna Gallup of Ledyard, Connecticut, signed on August 15, 1883
  • Lydia A. Gallup of Ledyard, Connecticut, on May 16, 1886; shared the page with Lilly Gallup
  • Lilly Gallup of Ledyard, Connecticut, signed on March 20, 1886; shared the page with Lydia A. Gallup
H
  • Alice C. Herrington of Fayetteville, New York
  • Alice C. Herrington of Fayetteville, New York
L
  • Clara Lamphere of Old Mystic, Connecticut
  • L. M. G. Larrabee of Windham, Connecticut; presumably Lucy Maria (Gallup) Larrabee, whose husband Adam Larrabee signed the right facing page.
  • Adam Larrabee of Windham, Connecticut; his wife Lucy Maria (Gallup) Larrabee signed the left facing page.
  • Florence E. Latham of Gales Ferry, Connecticut, signed at Old Mystic, Connecticut, on December 10, 1892
  • Rev. Albert E. Legg; his wife Bernice Hall Legg of Old Mystic, Connecticut, signed the right facing page which she dated December 20, 1900.
  • Bernice (Hall) Legg of Old Mystic, Connecticut, signed on December 20, 1900; her husband Rev. Albert E. Legg signed the left facing page.
M
  • Allie Chipman Morgan of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on January 13, 1893
  • A. H. Mott of Bay Sore, Long Island; his wife signed the right facing page.
  • Mrs. A. H. Mott of Bay Shore, Long Island, signed on November 9, 1882; her husband A. H. Mott signed the left facing page.
P
  • Asa Perkins, 2nd, of Groton, Connecticut, signed on April 12, 1884
  • Dryden William Phelps, signed on December 7, 1897; son of Sylvanus and Sophia Emilia (Linsley) Phelps
R
  • John W. Richardson of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on December 22, 1882; presumably Rev. John Wilbur Richardson, whose wife Florence A. (Dole) Richardson signed the right facing page.
  • Florence A. Richardson of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on December 22, 1882; she was Florence A. (Dole) Richardson, whose husband, Rev. John Wilbur Richardson signed the left facing page.
  • Linda Albert Richmond of Preston City, Connecticut, signed on March 12, 1905; N.F.A. 1900
  • A. H. Rogers of Uncasville, Connecticut, signed on July 8, 1884
  • Mary H. Rogers of Uncasville, Connecticut, signed in July 1884
S
  • A. Gracie Spencer of Mystic Bridge, Connecticut, signed on July 23, 1884
  • Mrs. E. H. Spencer of Mystic Ridge, Connecticut, signed in July 1884
T
  • Alfred B. Tefft, signed at Second Baptist Church, Waterford, Connecticut, on June 19, 1884
  • Henry Avery Thompson, signed on May 31, 1904
W
  • Albert Gallatin Watrous of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on September 26, 1882; his wife; shared the page with wife Susan Madilia (Lamphere) Watrous and son George Arthur Watrous
  • Susan Madilia (Lamphere) Watrous of Mystic, Connecticut, signed in 1882; shared the page with husband Albert Gallatin Watrous and son George Arthur Watrous
  • George Arthur Watrous of Mystic, Connecticut, signed in 1882; shared the page with his parents Albert Gallatin Watrous and Susan Madilia (Lamphere) Watrous
  • Agnes M. Wheeler of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on July 20, 1883
  • Lilla M. Wheeler of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on July 20, 1883
  • A. Wheeler of Stonington, Connecticut, signed on October 4, 1885; can't decipher middle initial
  • Melinda G. Wheeler of Stonington, Connecticut, signed on November 22, 1885
  • Mary S. Wheeler of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on October 21, 1885
  • Mary White of Philips Creek, New York, in Allegany County, New York, signed on October 13, 1884
  • Nathan Palmer Whiting of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on September 6, 1882; shared the page with his wife Mary Ann (Wheeler) Whiting and sons Lewis Herbert Whiting and Nathan Palmer Whiting
  • Mary Ann (Wheeler) Whiting of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on September 3, 1882; shared the page with her husband Nathan Palmer Whiting and sons Lewis Herbert Whiting and Nathan Palmer Whiting
  • Lewis Herbert Whiting of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on September 24, 1882; shared the page with parents Nathan Palmer Whiting and Mary Ann (Wheeler) Whiting and brother Nathan Palmer Whiting
  • Nathan Palmer Whiting of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on September 6, 1882; shared the page with parents Nathan Palmer Whiting and Mary Ann (Wheeler) Whiting and brother Lewis Herbert Whiting
  • S. N. Williams of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on October 14, 1883; presumably Seth N. Williams, whose wife Mary Emma (Morgan) Williams signed the right facing page.
  • Mrs. M. E. Williams of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on October 14, 1883; presumably Mary Emma (Morgan) Williams, wife of Seth N. Williams, who signed the left facing page.
  • G. Albert Williams of Providence, Rhode Island, signed on "8/3/82"
  • Albert A. Williams of Providence, Rhode Island, signed on April 22, 1887
  • Seth N. Williams, Jr., of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on October 13, 1883
  • Mamie Williams, signed at Thayer Street School, Providence, Rhode Island, on August 3, 1882
  • Charles E. Williams of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on October 13, 1883
  • William H. Williams of Mystic, Connecticut, signed on October 13, 1883
Mystic, Connecticut


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