Monday, April 7, 2014

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Sarah A. Townson of Thompsonville, in Enfield, Connecticut


1880s/1890s autograph album of Miss Sarah A. Townson of Thompsonville, in Enfield, Connecticut.  Sarah wrote on the inside front cover and first end paper with dates of December 24, 1886; February 18, 1887; and November 6, 1892.



The album is approximately 6-1/2" x 4" and contains the sentiments of over 60 of Sarah's relatives, friends,  schoolmates and students.  Several of the later pages were signed by Sarah's students at South Manchester, Connecticut, and New Britain, Connecticut.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.


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

Sarah A. Townson was born about September 1877 in Connecticut, the daughter of Philip and Leona F. (Goodrich) Townson of Thompsonville, Connecticut, who were born in England and Massachusetts, respectively, and who both signed pages in Sarah's album.



Also signing were Sarah's siblings, Lizzie, Leona, Lewis and Edward.  Lizzie Townson of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed a page on April 5, 1891.  Sadly, Lizzie died not long afterward, on August 14, 1892.


Leona Townson of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed a page also on April 5, 1891.


Lewis Philip Townson of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed a page on February 18, 1887.


Sarah's oldest sibling, brother Edward N. Townson of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed a page on January 25, 1886.


I couldn't find a record where Sarah A. Townson ever married.  She was a teacher in Connecticut.

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.

Surnames in the album

?
Chambers
Churchill
Clayton
Cope    [2]
Darling
Davis    [2]
Ely
Fallon    [3]
Fletcher
Flood
Gaines
Gowdy
Hawthorne
Hayes
Hickey
Hood    [2]
Horsfall
Howe
Johnston
Kapcheske
Kothe
Laverty
Lorimer
Maddock    [2]
Maher
Maker
Maylott    [2]
McLaren
Mouillerat
Needham    [2]
Noble
Olson
Ostergren
Pease
Prior
Ronald
Rossley
Sadd
Schantz
Seymour
Snow
Spencer
Taggart
Tammany
Thornton
Townson    [7]
Upson
Weaver
Whitney
Wiesing
Willson

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

?
  • Alice
C
  • Robert Chambers of Box 997, South Manchester, Connecticut; shared the page with Harry Snow.  They were presumably Sarah's students
  • Lizzie R. Churchill of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on February 13, 1889
  • Clara M. Clayton of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 25, 1888; Sarah's schoolmate
  • Gracie M. Cope of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on February 12, 1889
  • Kittie P. Cope of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 26, 1887; Sarah's schoolmate, presumably Catherine P. Cope
D
  • Ethel M. Darling of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on February 14, 1889
  • Marion H. Davis of New Britain, Connecticut, signed on March 14, 1899; "Your Scholar"; Sarah's student.
  • Ella S. Davis of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on February 19, 1889
E
  • Alice E. Ely of January 21, 1886
F
  • Annie Fallon of Thompsonville, Connecticut
  • Mary Fallon of Thompsonville, Connecticut
  • Michael Fallon of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 30, 1887
  • A. Fletcher of Warehouse Point, Connecticut
  • Lizzie Flood of Box 98, 42 School Street, South Manchester, Connecticut; shared the page with Joseph Tammany.  Presumably Sarah's students
G
  • Jennie L. Gaines of Thompsonville, Connecticut; T.G.S.
  • Florence L. Gowdy of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 26, 1887
H
  • Maude Hawthorne of Thompsonville, Connecticut
  • Ralph E. Hayes of South Manchester, Connecticut
  • John Hickey of Box 577, South Manchester, Connecticut; presumably Sarah's student
  • Mary Hood, signed at Thompsonville, Connecticut, on March 7, 1886
  • Samuel Hood, signed at Thompsonville, Connecticut, on March 7, 1886
  • Mary Horsfall of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 12, 1888
  • Lizzie Howe, signed at Thompsonville, Connecticut, in December 1887
J
  • James Johnston of Box 591 of South Manchester, Connecticut; presumably Sarah's student
K
  • Eddie C. Kapcheske of Box 596, South Manchester, Connecticut; shared the page with Evald Olson.  They were presumably Sarah's students.
  • Willie A. Kothe of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on February 13, 1889
L
  • Alta M. Laverty of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 17, 1888; Sarah's schoolmate
  • Jessie Lorimer of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on April 5, 1891
M
  • Lottie E. Maddock of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 28, 1889
  • May Maddock of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 12, 1888; Sarah's schoolmate
  • Florence Maher of Thompsonville, Connecticut
  • Mary E. Maker of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on February 10, 1886
  • Rhoda Maylott of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed in December 1888; Sarah's schoolmate
  • Dora Maylott of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 12, 1888
  • Mary C. McLaren of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 18, 1888; Sarah's schoolmate
  • Hattie Mouillerat, or Mouillerut, of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on February 11, 1889
N
  • Edith S. Needham of 64 Lincoln Street, New Britain, Connecticut, signed on January 18, 1898
  • Willie Needham of New Britain, Connecticut, signed on January 17, 1898; possibly Sarah's student
  • Lillia Noble of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on November 26, 1887; Sarah's cousin
O
  • Evald Olson of L B 14 of South Manchester, Connecticut; shared the page with Eddie C. Kapcheske.  They were presumably Sarah's students
  • Clara Ostergren of Box 214, 30 School Street, South Manchester, Connecticut; presumably Sarah's student
P
  • Mabel Pease of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on December 13, 1887; Sarah's schoolmate
  • Hattie S. Prior, signed at Thompsonville, Connecticut, on April 5, 1891
R
  • A. N. Ronald of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 20, 1886; not sure of middle initial
  • Clara I. Rossley of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on February 15, 1889
S
  • Emma Sadd of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on December 14, 1887
  • Lila M. Schantz of New Britain, Connecticut, signed on February 3, 1898; "Your Scholar"; Sarah's student
  • Carrie L. Seymour of Hartford, Connecticut, signed in November 1887
  • Harry Snow of Box 776, South Manchester, Connecticut; shared the page with Robert Chambers.  They were presumably Sarah's students
  • Miss Mattie Spencer of South Manchester, Connecticut, care of Mr. Rood; possibly Sarah's student
T
  • Clara Taggart of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed in February 1889; Sarah's schoolmate
  • Joseph Tammany of house number 32 at South Manchester, Connecticut; shared the page with Lizzie Flood.  Presumably Sarah's students
  • Jennie A. Thornton of Box 722, South Manchester, Connecticut; presumably Sarah's student
  • Miss Sarah A. Townson of Thompsonville, Connecticut; over two pages, she had dates of December 24, 1886; February 18, 1887 and November 1892; album owner
  • Mrs. Leona F. Townson of Thompsonville, Connecticut; Sarah's mother Leona F. (Goodrich) Townson
  • Philip Townson of Thompsonville, Connecticut; Sarah's father
  • Lizzie Townson of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on April 5, 1891; Sarah's younger sister. Sadly, Lizzie died on August 14, 1892.
  • Leona Townson of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on April 5, 1891; Sarah's sister. She would marry Frank Dwight Hill in 1908.
  • Lewis P. Townson of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on February 18, 1887; Sarah's older brother Lewis Philip Townson
  • Edward N. Townson of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 25, 1886; Sarah's oldest brother
U
  • Irene B. Upson of Thompsonville, Connecticut
W
  • Amie Weaver of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on January 13, 1888; Sarah's schoolmate
  • Amy I. Whitney of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on February 7, 1889
  • Gertie Wiesing of Thompsonville, Connecticut, signed on December 11, 1887
  • Mary Willson of Thompsonville, Connecticut
Thompsonville, Connecticut


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