Thursday, July 31, 2014

1880-1893 Autograph Album of Henry Clinton Monroe of Middleborough, Massachusetts


1880-1893 autograph album that belonged to Henry Clinton Monroe of Middleborough, Massachusetts.

This album was found with a spelling book that was the property of a Miss Martha J. Munroe in 1848.  She was born in 1836, the daughter of William and Sophia (Williams) Munroe/Monroe.  Martha would later marry George Alfred Dunham.

Henry marked his album with his name in two places.




The album is approximately 7-3/4" x 5" and contains the sentiments of 31 of Henry's relatives and friends.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the signers, with any personal information, appear at the end of this post.


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

Henry Clinton Monroe was born 18 June 1863 at New Bedford, Massachusetts, the son of Daniel Brainard Monroe and Samantha Luphemia (Tinkham) Monroe.  Daniel signed a page in Henry's album on April 17, 1881 at Middleborough, Massachusetts, which he spelled Middleboro.


It appears that Henry married four times:
  1. On 15 June 1886 to Alvaretta Thompson, daughter of Judah and Jane B. (Hubbard) Thompson.  Alvaretta was born 13 November 1857 at New Haven, Connecticut.  She died 25 November 1887 at Middleborough, Massachusetts.
  2. On 1 October 1890 at Newton, Massachusetts, to Susan Lucretia Loring, 'Susie", daughter of Edwin P. and Lucy (Warren) Loring.  Susie was born 14 September 1861 at Rome Station, Indiana, the daughter of Edwin Phelps Loring and Lucy L. (Warren) Loring.  Susie died 3 January 1897.
  3. On 23 June 1898 at Lakeville, Massachusetts, to Minnie Church (Leonard) Griffin, widow of Frank A. Griffin.  Minnie was born 23 June 1872 at Rochester, Massachusetts, daughter of Stillman Winfield Leonard and Eliza Jane (Davis) Leonard.  Henry and Minnie had a daughter Dorothy, born 7 November 1899.  I believe Minnie lived until 1944, so apparently she and Henry divorced.
  4. On 15 September 1910 at Middleborough, Massachusetts, to Bertha Louise Martis, daughter of Henry Francis Martis and Mary Curtis (Brett) Martis.  Bertha was born 19 November 1975 at Brockton, Massachusetts; she died in 1967.
Henry Clinton Moore died at some point after the enumeration of the 1940 Census, at which time he and Bertha were living at Brockton, Massachusetts.

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.  Notice that several of the signers were named Thompson and Loring.

Surnames in the album

?
Ames
Ashley
Baldwin
Blakeslee
Caswell     [2]
Childs
Crowell
Fuller
Gardner     [2]
Keith     [4]
Loring
Macomber
Monroe     [2]
Nettleton
Perry     [2]
Sampson
Thompson     [3]
Tinkham
Vaughan     [2]
Wilbur

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

?
  • E. J. T., signed on November 19, 1884.  Perhaps a Thompson or a Tinkham?
A
  • H. L. Ames of Nashua, New Hampshire, signed on September 2, 1880
  • Luman R. Ashley, signed at Taunton, Massachusetts, on August 6, 1880; named worked into an intricate bird design.
B
  • Susie A. Baldwin of Milford, Connecticut, signed at Middleborough, Massachusetts, on June 27, 1881
  • Minnie I. Blakeslee, signed on November 14, 1883
C
  • Alvin W. Caswell of Lakeville, Massachusetts, signed on October 26, 1882; his name is worked into an intricate sketch of a bird and scroll
  • Hattie A. Caswell, signed at Lakeville, Massachusetts, on October 12, 1882
  • Lizzie W. Childs of Wareham, Massachusetts, signed on October 4, 1880
  • Alton W. Crowell, signed on February 5, 1881; his name is worked into an intricate sketch.
F
  • Minnie F. Fuller, signed at Taunton, Massachusetts, on October 31, 1881
G
  • Herbert B. Gardner of New Bedford, Massachusetts. His wife Corinne H. (Post) Gardner signed the right facing page.
  • Corinne H. Gardner of New Bedford, Massachusetts. She was Corinne H. (Post) Gardner, whose husband Herbert B. Gardner signed the left facing page.
K
  • Annie W. Keith of West Wareham, Massachusetts, signed at Middleborough, Massachusetts, on September 15, 1880
  • Hattie E. Keith, signed at Middleborough, Massachusetts on August 15, 1880
  • Dora A. Keith, signed at Middleborough, Massachusetts, on August 23, 1880
  • Theodora T. Keith, signed at Middleborough, Massachusetts, on September 17, 1880
L
  • Mary L. Loring of Ashland, Massachusetts, signed on June 30, 1893
M
  • Mary E. Macomber of Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Henry Clinton Monroe; album owner
  • D. B. Monroe of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed on April 17, 1881. He was David Brainard Monroe, father of Henry Clinton Monroe.
N
  • Mrs. G. W. Nettleton of Milford, Connecticut, signed on November 19, 1884
P
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Perry of Milford, Connecticut, signed on November 19, 1884
  • Ida E. Parry of Lakeville, Massachusetts, signed on April 2, 1883
S
  • Walter Sampson of Lakeville, Massachusetts, signed on August 8, 1880
T
  • Lottie H. Thompson of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on November 19, 1884
  • Agnes E. Thompson of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on November 19, 1884
  • Adelia M. Thompson of West Newton, Massachusetts; "Aunt Della".
  • Edgar W. Tinkham of Lakeville, Massachusetts, signed on April 17, 1881; Henry C. Monroe's cousin
V
  • Annie S. Vaughan of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed at M.H.S., presumably Middleborough High School, on January 27, 1881
  • John C. Vaughan of Middleborough, Massachusetts
W
  • Ollie C. Wilbur of Middleborough, Massachusetts, signed on April 4, 1881
Middleborough, Massachusetts


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