Monday, June 2, 2014

1887-1889 Autograph Album of Euphemia Dexter Hammond of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts


1887-1889 autograph album of Euphemia Dexter Hammond, "Phemia", of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.  She may have received the album at Christmas in 1887.


The album measures approximately 6" x 4" and contains the sentiments of over 50 of Phemia's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical list of the signers, with any residence, relationship and school information included, appears at the end of this post.  Several signers indicated they were students, perhaps with Phemia, at B.H.S., presumably Barstow High School.


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

Euphemia Dexter Hammond was born 27 January 1873 at Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, the daughter of Charles Benjamin Hammond and Euphemia Frances (Dexter) Gifford Hammond, who were both born at Rochester, Massachusetts.

Phemia's mother was previously married to William Clayton Gifford, with whom she had a daughter Lizzie Clayton (Gifford) Shurtleff.  Lizzie and her husband, Gideon Shurtleff Jr. of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, signed facing pages in the album on Christmas Day in 1887.



Phemia's sister Sadie Alton Hammond of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts signed a page in January 1888 and indicated she was a student at B.H.S.


Other relatives, Hammonds and otherwise, signed pages in Phemia's album; refer to the list below.

On 11 December 1890 at New Bedford, Massachusetts, Euphemia Dexter Hammond married Byron Pierce Dunn, son of Jerome Bonaparte Dunn and Laura W. (Champlin) Dunn.  Byron was born 12 May 1866 at Fairhaven, Massachusetts.  Before their marriage, Byron inscribed a page in Phemia's album, at Mattapoisett, Massachusetts on February 9, 1889.


Phemia and Byron made their home at Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, and raised, I think, three children.  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!

Surnames in the album

Almy
Barlow     [2]
Bowlin
Briggs
Buck
Cannon
Cole
Colson
Dexter      [3]
Dunn     [2]
Francis
Gerts
Gifford
Glynn
Hammond     [8]
Hiller     [2]
Hudson
Jenney
Luce
Mendell     [2]
Merrihew     [2]
Nye
Paine
Perchard
Perry
Purrington
Randall
Robinson
Shaw
Shurtleff     [3]
Spaulding
Thayer
Vincent
Westgate     [3]
Wilbur

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

A
  • John E. Almy of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 11, 1888
B
  • Minnie A. Barlow of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 4, 1888. Later note: "John Dunn" [Minnie's future husband]
  • Lucy A. Barlow of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on June 24, 1888
  • William L. Bowlin of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 10, 1888
  • Mary P. Briggs of New Bedford, Massachusetts, signed on August 3, 1888
  • Irene F. Buck of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on November 1, 1888
C
  • Minnie B. Cannon of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 11, 1888, B.H.S.
  • Grace L. Cole of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 10, 1888. Presumably Grace LeBaron Cole.
  • Susie Colson
D
  • Mamie Dexter of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 12, 1888; sketch of a sailboat. 
  • Lemuel LeB. Dexter of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed at B.H.S. on January 10, 1888. He was Lemuel LeBaron Dexter, who would marry signer Clara L. Hammond.
  • Lucy Dexter of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 12, 1888
  • Byron P. Dunn of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on February 9, 1889. He was Byron Pierce Dunn, whom Euphemia Dexter Hammond would marry on December 11, 1890.
  • ? H. Dunn of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on September 20, 1888; possibly G. H. Dunn
F
  • W. J. Francis of Middleborough, Massachusetts
G
  • Nancy E. Gerts of Boston, Massachusetts. Nancy Elbertie Gerts
  • Hattie B. Gifford of East Falmouth, Massachusetts, signed on August 14, 1888
  • Charles N. Glynn of January 11, 1888
H
  • Miss Phemia D. Hammond of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts; album owner Euphemia Dexter (Hammond) Dunn
  • Clara L. Hammond of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 4, 1888
  • Sadie A. Hammond of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed in January 1888; B.H.S. Sadie Alton Hammond was Euphemia's sister.
  • Arthur T. Hammond of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
  • Mrs. Emily Jane Hammond of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on July 27, 1888.
  • Allen D. Hammond of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 4, 1888
  • Roland Hammond, Jr., of Campello, Massachusetts, signed at Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, on July 16, 1888; Euphemia's cousin. His father, Dr. Roland Hammond, was a younger brother to Euphemia's father Charles Benjamin Hammond.
  • M. Lucinda Hammond of Campello, Massachusetts, signed on July 20, 1888
  • Willie S. Hiller of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 4, 1888
  • Sadie W. Hiller of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 4, 1888
  • Sophie A. Hudson, or Sophia A. Hultson or ?, signed on April 28, 1888
J
  • Olivia W. Jenney of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on December 30, 1887
L
  • Mabel N. Luce of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on November 1, 1888
M
  • Ellis L. Mendell of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
  • Sarah W. Mendell of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 4, 1888
  • Mrs. Eunice P. Merrihew of Middleboro. Eunice P. (Hitchmond) Merrihew, wife of Edmund Merrihew and daughter of Solomon and Eunice (Pease) Hitchmond.
  • Ruthie D. Merrihew of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed on May 25, 1888. Euphemia Dexter (Hammond) Dunn's aunt.
N
  • Clara E. Nye of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed at B.H.S. on January 9, 1888
P
  • Emma A. Paine of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
  • Arthur C. Perchard of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on September 19, 1888
  • Walter K. Perry of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on September 21, 1888
  • Florence T. Purrington of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 4, 1888
R
  • Mary L. Randall
  • Charles H. Robinson of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on December 27, 1887
S
  • Channie L. Shaw or Charmie L. Shaw of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 9, 1888, B.H.S. Not sure of given name.
  • Alice H. Shurtleff of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on January 10, 1888
  • G. Shurtleff, Jr. of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, signed on December 25, 1887. Presumably Gideon Shurtleff, Jr., whose wife Lizzie Clayton (Gifford) Shurtleff signed the right facing page. Lizzie was Euphemia's older half sister.
  • Sister Lizzie of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, signed on December 25, 1887. She was Lizzie Clayton (Gifford) Shurtleff, wife of Gideon Shurtleff, Jr., and daughter of Euphemia's mother Euphemia Frances (Dexter) Gifford Hammond and first husband William Clayton Gifford. The G. Shurtleff, Jr., who signed the left facing page, was presumably Lizzie's husband Gideon Shurtleff, Jr.
  • George W. Spaulding of Moriah, New York, signed on November 1, 1888
T
  • Ida M. Thayer of Brockton, Massachusetts, signed on July 27, 18887
V
  • Lillian W. Vincent of New Bedford, Massachusetts, signed on January 4, 1888
W
  • Florence E. Westgate of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on September 21, 1888
  • Pierce A. Westgate of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on September 19, 1888. B.H.S., Barstow Low School
  • E. Estelle Westgate of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, signed on September 19, 1888
  • Arthur B. Wilbur of Long Plain, Massachusetts
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts


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