Monday, March 31, 2014

Business Card of Attorney Orestes Augustus Crandall (1833-1901) of Sedalia, Missouri


Business card of Attorney Orestes Augustus Crandall, whose office or home office was at 113 Ohio Street, Sedalia, Missouri.

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

Orestes Augustus Crandall was born 25 February 1833 near Syracuse, New York, the son of Beaman and Mary Polly (Tuttle) Crandall, who were born at Coventry, Connecticut, and Hartford, Connecticut, respectively.  About 1835 Beaman and Mary moved their family to McHenry County, Ilinois, then known as the Crystal Lake Country.

Orestes Augustus Crandall was interested in zoology and geology and was well known for his study of fresh water snails.  Because of that, The Nautilus, a University of Delaware quarterly publication dedicated to the interests of conchologists, published Orestes' obituary in the Volume XV, May 1901 to April 1902.  The obituary outlines a very full and interesting life, from eight years of mining in California, to fighting in the Civil War, to opening a law practice in Sedalia, Missouri, and establishing the Pettis County Bank there and eventually becoming president of the Missouri Trust Company.

On 6 September 1864 in Pettis County, Missouri, Orestes Augustus Crandall married Katherine Allen Kidd, daughter of Allen Howard Kidd and Mildred B. (Garland) Kidd.  "Kate" was born 2 April 1838 in Missouri.  The couple had at least three children, and there may have been another who died in infancy:
  1. Emma Catherine Crandall, born 18 January 1868; married Charles Clark Evans on 25 June 1889
  2. Arthur Lee Crandall, born possibly 18 October 1869; his Find-a-Grave listing has his death date as 28 October 1873, but he was alive for the 1870 Census.
  3. Stella Mildred, born about May 1872
Orestes Augustus Crandall died 6 July 1901.

Arthur Lee Crandall was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, based on his 7th line of descent from John Crandall,  (- 1676), Commissioner, 1658, '62, '63; Deputy to the General Court of Rhode Island from Westerly, 1670-71; and 8th line of descent from Robert Lockwood (.. - 1658), Sergeant Connecticut Colonial Forces

(from the Register of the Society of Colonial Wars of the State of Missouri, published in 1909).

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Reverse of card


Sedalia, Missouri


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Sunday, March 30, 2014

1877-1881 Autograph Album of Wilfred Maro Wharfield, while student at Holyoke High School, Holyoke, Massachusetts


1877-1881 autograph album that belonged to Wilfred Maro Wharfield of Holyoke, Massachusetts.  Many of the pages were signed by his classmates at Holyoke High School.


The album is approximately 7-3/4" x 4-3/4" and contains the sentiments of over 50 of Wilfred's relatives, friends and classmates, including two students from China who were at Holyoke, Massachusetts as part of the Chinese Educational Mission [see the pages they signed, farther below.]


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

Wilfred Maro Wharfield was born October 27, 1863 at Dalton, Massachusetts, the son of William Henry Wharfield and Persis (Jordan) Wharfield, who were born at Blandford, Massachusetts, and Cummington, Massachusetts respectively.  Persis died on October 30, 1867 at Dalton, Massachusetts.

On August 19, 1868 at Westfield, Massachusetts, William Henry Wharfield married Charlotte E. Dickinson, daughter of Samuel and Clarissa Dickinson.  Charlotte was born January 22, 1843 at Brecksville, Ohio.  William and Charlotte signed pages in Wilfred's album, William on Christmas Day in 1877 and Charlotte the day later.  They had presumably given the album to Wilfred as a Christmas present.



Wilfred's brothers also signed pages in his album.  Wesley Fayette Wharfield, who was born July 5, 1848, signed a page at Springfield, Massachusetts, on that Christmas day in 1877.


Williston Clifford Wharfield of Holyoke, Massachusetts, who was born December 21, 1853, signed a page on January 9, 1878.


Wilfred had an older sister, Emma Augusta Wharfield, born August 31, 1846, but she had died by the time he received the album.  Emma died about May 1868, less than a year after the death of the siblings' mother Persis.

There was also a half sister, Louisa Adelaide Wharfield, daughter of William Henry Wharfield and his second wife Charlotte E. (Dickinson) Wharfield, but she didn't sign a page in the album.

On November 14, 1888 at Holyoke, Massachusetts, Wilfred Maro Wharfield married Frances Isabella Tremere, daughter of William Thomas Tremere and Eleanor (Booth) Tremere.  Frances was born about 1859 at Kingston, Ontario.

After graduation, Wilfred apparently moved to Springfield, Massachusetts for work; his roommate there, Fred A. Clark, signed a page on May 19, 1882.


Wilfred worked first for the Powers Paper Company at Springfield, Massachusetts, then for the Morgan Envelope Company and eventually for the United States Envelope Company, at which he became Assistant Treasurer.  Wilfred and Frances had two children:
  1. Ernest Chester Wharfield, born November 24, 1889; graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1911; married Mava A. Dilcher of Allentown, Pennsylvania; practiced dentistry
  2. Ethel Kay Wharfield, born December 21, 1890; graduated from Wellesley College in 1915; married Charles W. Hutchinson, M.D.
Read more about the Wharfield family, back to Revolutionary War patriot Reuben Wharfield here, from the "Encyclopedia of Massachusetts - Biographical - Genealogical", Volume 10.

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!

As mentioned above, two of Wilfred's classmates at Holyoke High School were natives of China brought to the United States by the Chinese Educational  Mission, whose purpose was to educate promising Chinese students in mathematics and engineering.  They were Chow Wan Pang and Kwong Ping Kwang, both of whom returned to China after their U.S. education and worked in various fields.



Surnames in the album

?
Akers
Antz
Ayers
Bacon
Berry
Bond
Brooks
Brosnan
Chapman
Chow or Pang
Clark     [2]
Eliot
Farnum
Ford
Foss
Fuller
Gibbs
Graham
Haven
Hemingway
Hill
Horton
Houghton
Kwang or Kwong
Lewis
McGlinchey
Morrison
Munn
O'Brien
Pang or Chow
Pattee
Pierce
Prentice
Rood
Smith     [2]
Stebbins
Stedman
Still
Tibbetts
Tuttle
Wharfield     [5]
White     [2]
Whitney
Williston
Winters    [3]

Signers in the album

?
  • Madge Myrtle
A
  • Nettie C. Akers of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on January or June 10, 1878
  • Tina Antz, signed at Stafford Springs, Connecticut, on August 19, 1879
  • Mrs. George A. Ayers of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on "2-10-78"
B
  • Josephine S. Bacon of Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Belle Berry, Class of 1881, Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on February 24, 1881
  • Grace A. Bond of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on March 2, 1881 at Holyoke High School
  • Linda R. Brooks, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on January 6, 1878; presumably the Linda R. Brooks who married James E. Ball at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on 4 October 1882.
  • Hannah L. Brosnan or Hannah S. Brosnan, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on June 2, 1881
C
  • Lottie A. Chapman of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on February 24, 1881; Class of 1881
  • Chow Wan Pang of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on February 23, 1881. He was born about November 1864 at Baoshan, Jiangsu, came to the US with the Chinese Educational Mission, graduated from Holyoke High School in 1881; returned to China. His Holyoke host family: Berijah H. and Mary D. Kagwin.  http://www.cemconnections.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=65 andhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Educational_Mission
  • Alzora A. Clark of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on All Souls Day
  • Fred A. Clark of Springfield, Massachusetts; signed on May 19, 1882; Wilfred's roommate
E
  • George Eliot of Chicopee, Massachusetts, signed on February 2, 1877; S.C.I.
F
  • Ellie L. Farnum of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on June 23, 1881, Class of 1881 at Holyoke High School. She was Ellen L. Farnum, daughter of Hiram and Laura Farnum.
  • Minnie E. Ford of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed at Holyoke High School on March 2, 1881. Class of 1881
  • Edwin C. Foss of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on June 30, 1881
  • Nellie A. Fuller, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on September 4, 1878
G
  • Catie E. Gibbs, Class of 1881, Holyoke High School, signed on February 25, 1881; presumably the daughter of Charles Wesley Gibbs and Emeline (Brown) Gibbs.
  • Maria Graham, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on January 6, 1878
H
  • Clara D. Haven of Hartford, Connecticut, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on September 5, 1878
  • C. S. Hemingway, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on February 19, 1881; presumably Charles S. Hemingway, who married Alice Higginbottom on 4 October 1876
  • Ada L. Hill, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on June 30, 1881
  • Hattie L. Horton of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on January 12, 1878
  • Nellie M. Houghton of Collins Depot, Massachusetts, signed on December 26, 1877
K
  • Kwong Ping Kwang; presumably Kwong Pin Kong, born 1863, Xinning, Guangdong Province; Taishan County; and educated, among other places, at Holyoke High School, Holyoke, Massachusetts. His host families: Miss E. C. Williams and N. L. Dickerman. For more information on Kwong Pin Kong: http://www.cemconnections.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=89. For more information on the Chinese Educational Mission: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Educational_Mission
L
  • Lilly Lewis of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on April 4, 1881
M
  • Mary McGlinchey of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on December 28, 1877
  • T. S. Morrison, or F. S. Morrison
  • William A. Munn of "City", presumably Holyoke, Massachusetts
O
  • T. D. O'Brien of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on February 21, 1881
P
  • Chow Wan Pang of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on February 23, 1881. He was born about November 1864 at Baoshan, Jiangsu, came to the US with the Chinese Educational Mission, graduated from Holyoke High School in 1881; returned to China. His Holyoke host family: Berijah H. and Mary D. Kagwin.  http://www.cemconnections.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=65 andhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Educational_Mission
  • Kate M. Pattee of Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Edwin R. Pierce of Westminster, Vermont, signed on January 15, 1878
  • Eliza E. Prentice of Malone, New York, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on February 28, 1878
R
  • Addie M. Rood, signed on September 23, 1878. Addie was the daughter of Otis and Adelaide Rood; she would marry Walter S. Robinson on 4 January 1879
S
  • Lila Smith of Burke, New York, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on January 15, 1878
  • Ida Smith, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on December 28, 1877
  • Lizzie A. Stebbins, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts; "Nobody's Child"
  • Florence M. Stedman of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on march 2, 1881; Wilfred's classmate
  • E. A. Still, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on April 5, 1879; presumably Elisha Adelbert Still.  http://holyokemass.com/2010/05/12/elisha-adelbert-still/
T
  • Hattie C. Tibbetts of Burlington, Vermont, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on December 27, 1877
  • W. A. Tuttle of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on February 21, 1881; presumably Walter Augustus Tuttle.
W
  • Wilfred Maro Wharfield, signed on December 25, 1877; album owner who presumably received the album as a Christmas present.
  • W. H. Wharfield, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on December 25, 1877; Wilfred's father William Henry Wharfield
  • C. E. Wharfield, signed on December 26, 1877; Wilfred's stepmother Charlotte E. (Dickinson) Wharfield
  • W. C. Wharfield of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on January 9, 1878; Wilfred's brother Williston Clifford Wharfield
  • W. Fayette Wharfield, signed at Springfield, Massachusetts, on December 25, 1877; Wilfred's brother Wesley Fayette Wharfield.
  • W. E. White of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on April 18, 1881; his wife signed the right facing page. Possibly William E. White, born about August 1847 in New York; married Priscilla A. Johnson of Quebec about 1878. They lived at Holyoke, Massachusetts.
  • Mrs. W. E. White of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on April 18, 1881; her husband signed the left facing page. Possibly Priscilla A. (Johnson) White, a Quebec native who married William E. White; they lived at Holyoke, Massachusetts.
  • Fred S. Whitney of Holyoke, Massachusetts, signed on February 22, 1881
  • Jennie R. Williston of Holyoke, Massachusetts; Class of 1881
  • E. R. Winters of Plattsburgh, New York, on December 30, 1877
  • Lizzie Winters of Plattsburgh, New York
  • Lois S. Winters of Colchester, Vermont, signed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on December 30, 1877
Holyoke, Massachusetts


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Saturday, March 29, 2014

1866 Catalog of Paris Hill Academy, Paris, Maine - Names of Faculty, Students


1866 Catalog of Paris Hill Academy at Paris, Maine; contains names of administration, faculty, students. Printed at Paris, Maine by W. A. Pidgin & Co.  Founded by Hannibal Hamlin, Abraham Lincoln's first Vice-President, Paris Hill Academy operated from 1857-1901.

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The building is maintained by the Paris Hill Community Club and is used for community and social functions.










The catalog is approximately 9" x 5-3/4" and contains 11 pages of text.








Board of Trustees

Alvah Black, Esq., President
Dr. T. H. Brown, Vice President
Samuel R. Carter, Esq., Secretary
Jairus K. Hammond, Esq., Treasurer







Instructors

J. C. Irish, Principal
Miss Estella O. Chase, Preceptress, Spring Term
Miss C. B. Andrews, Preceptress, Fall Term
Miss Lottie E. Hall, Teacher of Music












Students

Classical Department
Gentlemen

Edward T. Brown, Paris Hill
Edwin A. Chase, Portland
Augustus L. Crocker, Paris Hill
Edwin A. Daniels, Paris Hill
William E. Frost, Norway
George W. Hutchinson, Paris Hill
Daniel H. McWain, Norway
Percival J. Parris, Paris Hill
Amos K. Towne, Norway




Ladies

Columbia D. Bradford, North Paris
Agnes M. Brown, Paris Hill
Mira M. Crocker, Paris Hill
Abbie A. Cummings, Paris Hill
Lizzie S. Cummings, Paris Hill
Alice J. Farrar, Paris Hill
Hattie Hubbard, Paris Hill
Lizzie Hubbard, Paris Hill
Mollie Hubbard, Paris Hill
Katie W. Hutchinson, Paris Hill
Amanda Maxim, Buckfield
Pauline C. Murdock, North Paris
Fannie L. Perham, Paris Hill
Georgia S. Perham, Paris Hill
Ella A. Sanderson, Norway
Ella F. Twitchell, Paris Hill
Julia Estella Waldron, Buckfield



English Department

Gentlemen

Albert A. Andrews, Paris Hill
Algernon S. Andrews, Paris Hill
George H. Bessey, Paris Hill
Charles A. Black, Paris Hill
Winfield S. Bucknam, Sumner
Jarvis L. Carter, Paris Hill
A. Montrose Chase, Paris Hill
Thomas C. Clark, Paris Hill
James B. Colburn, Paris Hill
Charles H. Cummings, Paris Hill
Wallace H. Cummings, Paris Hill
M. Alvah Curtis, Paris Hill
Francis W. Daniels, Paris
Joseph D. Day, Paris
David L. Farrar, Paris
Edwin T. Field, North Paris
Chandler Garland, Paris Hill
James L. Gibson, Paris Hill
George L. Hammond, Paris Hill


Herbert P. Hammond, Paris Hill
William L. Harlow, Paris Hill
H. H. Hathaway, Paris
Andrew J. Jackson, Snow's Falls
James R. Kimball, Paris Hill
Elmer H. Marble, Paris Hill
Charles J. Mellen, Paris Hill
Francis H. Packard, Paris
S. Greenlief Packard, Paris
John C. Royal, Paris
T. E. Ryerson, Paris
Charles E. Thayer, Paris
Charles H. Thayer, Paris Hill
John R. Walton, Paris Hill
James L. Whittemore, Paris





Ladies

Alice L. Bessey, Paris Hill
Gertrude J. Brown, Paris Hill
Ella M. Clark, Paris Hill
Isabelle Cummings, Paris Hill
Clara Dudley, Paris
Belle M. Garland, Paris Hill
Addie I. Hammond, Paris Hill
Alice K. Hammond, Paris Hill
Lottie F. Hammond, Paris Hill
Jennie Hubbard, Paris Hill



Katie M. Kimball, Paris Hill
Fannie F. Marble, Paris Hill
Lizzie H. Marble, Paris Hill
Marcia E. Maxwell, Paris Hill
Jennie R. Packard, Paris
Aida E. Ripley, Paris
Eliza F. Ripley, Paris
Flora H. Ripley, Paris
Fannie I. Rawson, Paris Hill
Nellie H. Rawson, Paris Hill
Ada I. Ryerson, Paris
Hattie L. Vose, Paris Hill
Mabel Vose, Paris Hill
Cynthia A. Warner, North Paris
Ella M. Warner, North Paris
Ardena L. Wyman, Paris Hill



Two pages describing the curriculum, amenities and fees.



The historic district of Paris Hill, at Paris, Maine


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Friday, March 28, 2014

Early 1900s Autograph Album of Marjorie Triffitt of Whitneyville, Maine


1900-1905 autograph album of Marjorie Triffitt of Whitneyville, Maine, with one page signed in 1930 by Marjorie's second husband.

The album was presented to Marjorie by her older brother Eben Albee Triffitt at Christmas in 1901.


The album is approximately 6" x 4" and contains the sentiments of 17 of Marjorie's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.


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

Marjorie Triffitt was born 6 December 1887 at Machias, Maine, the daughter of William E. Triffitt and Emily Pilsbury (Albee) Triffitt.  Marjorie had another sibling, a sister Julia Mabel (Triffitt) Palmer, who signed a page in the album.  She didn't date the page, but it was after 21 April 1900, the date of her marriage to Edwin Jerome Palmer.


Marjorie married at least twice.  Her first marriage was to Arthur F. Good, sometime before 1920, when they are shown in the Aroostook County town of Mapleton, with Arthur working as a railway agent and Marjorie as a telegraph operator.  Marjorie's widowed mother was living with them.

I wonder if perhaps Arthur had earlier been stationed in or near Whitneyville, Maine, and that is how the and Marjorie met.  Arthur was born in Canada about 1895, about 8 years after Marjorie's birth.  I don't have information on his parents.  There are family trees online which have conflicting information, so I'm not sure the Arthur in those trees is the correct Arthur.

The marriage did not last.  By the time of the 1930 Census, Marjorie and her mother were back at Whitneyville.  Marjorie indicated that she was divorced.

I wonder if the sad inscription written upside down on the inside back cover was written by Marjorie during the breakup of her marriage.


On 19 November 1930, Marjorie married Stephen J. Knowles.  He signed a page in her album two days later.


The 1940 Census shows Marjorie and Stephen living at Whitneyville, Maine; sadly, Marjorie's mother had died the previous year.  Stephen was working as a lumber grader in a saw mill and Marjorie as the proprietor of a retail store.  Marjorie died in 1969.

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!

Interestingly, three pages are inscribed to "Dot", all signed on November 28, 1905.  Whether Dot was a nickname of Marjorie or Dot was someone else, I don't know.  Signers who inscribed their page to Dot were:
  1. Carrie Bayers
  2. Daisy Bayers of North Lubec, Maine
  3. Evelyn Rumery
Surnames in the album

Albee
Bayers     [2]
Farnsworth
Foster
Healey
Hennessey
Joye
Knowles
Longfellow
McLaughlin
Nash
Palmer
Rollins
Rumery
Triffitt     [2]
Wood

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


A

  • Grace M. Albee of Whitneyville, Maine, signed on December 26, 1901
B
  • Carrie Bayers, signed on November 28, 1905 and inscribed "To Dot"
  • Daisy Bayers of North Lubec, Maine, signed on November 28, 1905 and inscribed "To Dot"
F
  • R. V. Farnsworth
  • Lucy Foster, signed on September 19, 1905
H
  • Mrs. C. D. Healey of Whitneyville, Maine, signed on January 1, 1902
  • Mary Hennessey, signed at Whitneyville, Maine, on January 12, 1902
J
  • Martha Jane Joye of Seal Cove, Grand Manan, New Brunswick
K
  • Steve, signed on November 21, 1930; presumably Stephen J. Knowles, Marjorie's second husband, whom she had just married on 19 November 1930.
L
  • Ruby F. Longfellow; presumably it was she who signed the facing page as R.F.L.
M
  • Katie T. McLaughlin, signed at Whitneyville, Maine, on December 26, 1901
N
  • Vena Nash, signed at Whitneyville, Maine, on January 10, 1902
P
  • Julia Palmer of Whitneyville, Maine; Marjorie's sister Julia Mabel (Triffitt) Palmer, wife of Edwin J. Palmer.
R
  • Maud E. Rollins of Whitneyville, Maine, signed on February 7, 1902; Marjorie's schoolmate
  • Evelyn Rumery, signed on November 28, 1905 and inscribed "to Dot".
T
  • Marjorie Triffitt of Whitneyville, Maine; album given to her at Christmas in 1901 by her brother Eben Albee Triffitt
  • Eben Albee Triffitt; he presented the album to Marjorie at Christmas in 1901
W
  • Mary E. Wood of Whitneyville, Maine, signed on April 7, 1902; Marjorie's schoolmate
Whitneyville, Maine


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1880s Autograph Album of Nina F. Blanchard, "Ninnie", of Worcester, Massachusetts


1880s autograph album of Nina F. Blanchard of Worcester, Massachusetts.  Her birth record gives her name as Ninnie Blanchard.


The album is approximately 8-1/2" x 6-1/2" and contains the sentiments of 28 of Nina's relatives, friends and schoolmates from the Class of 1889 at Worcester High School.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post; if signers indicated their high school and class, that information is included in the list.

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

Nina F. Blanchard, or Ninnie as her birth record shows, was born 24 April 1869 at Worcester, Massachusetts, the daughter of Emerson and Frances Jane (Scott) Blanchard, who were born at Pittston, Maine, and Williamstown, Massachusetts, respectively.

Emerson's grandfather Nicholas Blanchard moved his family from Pittston to Kingfield, Maine, about 1812, but apparently there were still ties to Pittston, as some of Nicholas' children moved back and forth.  Emerson's father, Nicholas' son Nicholas, was one of these, with some of his children with wife Anna (Tufts) Blanchard born at Pittston and some at Kingfield.  This according to a comments I found online from someone who had seen a family Bible that contained the marriage date and place of Emerson's parents Nicholas and Anna (Tufts) Blanchard as 24 November 1834 at Kingfield, Maine, and the dates and places of birth of their children.

Nina's mother, Frances Jane (Scott) Blanchard, was born at Williamstown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Thomas and Amy Jane (Gardner) Scott.  Frances signed a page and its overleaf in Nina's album.



Nina's cousin, Fred S. Blanchard, son of Emerson Blanchard's brother Alphonso Blanchard, signed a page on May 4, 1897, the only page dated after the 1880s.  I don't know if Nina was visiting Kingfield, or Fred was visiting Worcester.


Bessie L. Blood of North Adams, Massachusetts, signed a page on May 24, 1888 and called herself "Your Old Maid Cousin."  Presumably she was a cousin from Nina's mother's side of the family.


On 25 July 1894 at Worcester, Massachusetts, Nina F. Blanchard married John Henry Scott, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Newcomb) Scott.  The couple settled at Worcester, Massachusetts, and then Upton, Massachusetts.  Their children:

  1. Florence Nina Scott, born 23 November 1897
  2. Emerson B. Scott, born 25 October 1901

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!

Frank M. White signed an interesting page on May 24, 1888.  He indicated that he had come lately from the S.S. Parthia of the Canadian National Railway.  He wrote "A Relic of the Sea".  Was he referring to himself or the S.S. Parthia?


Surnames in the album

Baker
Blanchard     [3]
Blood
Brown     [2]
Burrage
Cutler
Daesen     [2]
Day
Dean
Doe
Gage
Holland
Larkin
Mayers
Parlin
Perry     [2]
Poore
Reed
Robbins
Sears
Smith
Warren     [2]
White

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

B
  • C. Isabel Baker of Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Nina F. Blanchard of Worcester, Massachusetts; album owner
  • Frances J. (Scott) Blanchard, Nina's mother, signed at Worcester, Massachusetts, signed a page and its overleaf on January 15, 1888
  • F. S. Blanchard of Kingfield, Maine, signed May 4, 1897. He was Fred S. Blanchard, son of Alphonso and Ellen B. (Wilbur) Blanchard. Alphonso and Nina's father Emerson Blanchard were brothers, sons of Nicholas and Anna (Tufts) Blanchard of Kingfield, Maine .
  • Bessie L. Blood of North Adams, Massachusetts, signed on May 24, 1888: "Your Old Maid Cousin"
  • Clara L. Brown of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on March 15, 1888; Worcester High School Class of 1889
  • Jennie B. Brown of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on March 15, 1888; Class of 1889 at Worcester High School
  • Gertrude A. Burrage of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on May 20, 1889, at Worcester High School, Class of 1889
C
  • Lottie Cutler of West Shefford, Quebec, signed on February 13, 1888
D
  • Carrie Daesen, signed on October 17, 1888
  • John J. Daesen of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Class of 1889, signed on October 18, 1888
  • Alice L. Day of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on March 8, 1888; Class of 1889 at Worcester High School
  • Carrie S. Dean of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on March 26, 1888; Worcester High School, Class of 1889
  • Nellie S. Doe of Worcester, Massachusetts; Class of 1889 at Worcester High School
G
  • Edward A. Gage of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on January 24, 1888 at Worcester High School
H
  • Minnie C. Holland of Hallowell, Maine, signed at Worcester, Massachusetts, on April 13, 1889; Minnie implied that she was moving to Michigan.
L
  • Grace Larkin of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on June 17, 1889. Sadly, Grace died in 1894
M
  • Hattie F. Mayers of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on April 1, 1888; Worcester High School, '89
P
  • Mabel Parlin of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on May 30, 1889; Worcester High School, Class of 1889
  • Alice J. Perry of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on March 19, 1888; Worcester High School, Class of 1889
  • Joseph H. Perry, signed on April 27, 1888
  • Adele Poore of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on June 20, 1889
R
  • Elsie G. Reed of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on April 5, 1888
  • Alice E. Robbins of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on March 27, 1888; Worcester High School, '89
S
  • Florence M. Sears of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on May 20, 1889
  • Abbie J. Smith of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on April 22, 1889; Worcester High School, Class of 1889
W
  • Julia F. Warren. She was Julia Florella (Cutler) Warren, whose husband Arthur G. Warren signed the next page.
  • Arthur G. Warren of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on February 20, 1888; his wife Julia Florella (Cutler) Warren signed the previous page.
  • Frank M. White, late of S. S. Parthia, C.P.R. Co., [Canadian Pacific Railway Co.], signed on May 24, 1888. "A relic of the Sea" 
Worcester, Massachusetts


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19th Century Business Card of Attorney James H. Fleming of Hastings, Nebraska

19th century business card of J. H. Fleming, Attorney at Law, Hastings, Nebraska.

He was Illinois native James H. Fleming, who was admitted to the bar at Springfield, Illinois, in 1876 and moved to Hastings, Nebraska about 1878.  He would be elected judge three times.

Fleming was born about April 1847, the son of William and Jane (Cullen) Fleming of Adams, Illinois.  He married Mary Elizabeth Cowles on 31 July 1879 at Ottawa, Illinois.  The couple raised, I believe, two sons:
  1. William Albert Fleming, born 1 October 1880 at Hastings, Nebraska
  2. Harry Cowles Fleming, born 6 September 1887 at Hastings, Nebraska
James H. Fleming died in 1911.

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The reverse of the card bears the handwritten name and address of Charles Challis of Beatrice, Nebraska.  I wonder if he was the Charles Challis who was born about 1855 in Illinois and was living at Ulysses, Nebraska, at the time of the 1880 Census.  Beatrice and Ulysses are not terribly far apart.

 

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

19th Century Business Card of Attorney M. H. Underwood of Byron, Illinois


19th century business card of M. H. Underwood, Attorney at Law, at Byron, Illinois, in Ogle County.

I haven't yet determined the initials of Attorney Underwood, but I found that he was listed as the town clerk of Byron, as noted in the "History of Ogle County, Illinois", published in 1878.

If you have information on the family history of M. H. Underwood of Byron, Illinois, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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Two c1880 Business Cards of Attorney J. A. Vanatta at Hastings, Nebraska


Two circa 1880 business cards of J. A. Vanatta, Attorney-at-Law, Hastings, Nebraska.  He was presumably the Joseph A. Vanatta mentioned in the "Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Webster and Nuckolls Counties, Nebraska", published in 1890, as an Iowa native admitted to the Nebraska Bar about 1878.

The 1880 Census of Hastings, Nebraska, lists a lawyer named J. A. Vanatta and wife M. H. Vanatta.  J. A. Vanatta was born about 1854 in Iowa; his parents were shown as Pennsylvania natives.  This fits with Joseph A. Vanatta, whose parents were Thomas and Martha (Shearer) Vanatta of Pennsylvania, who moved from Beaver County, Pennsylvania, to Muscatine, Iowa, and then to Newton, Iowa.

Wife M. H. Vanatta from the 1880 Census of Hastings, Nebraska, was Margaret Hannah (McElroy) Vanatta, "Maggie", born about 1857 in Ohio, daughter of Hugh McElroy, an Ohio native.

Joseph and Maggie had a daughter Maud, born about September 1880.  Sadly, Joseph died in 1885; he's buried at Wittemberg Cemetery at Newton, Iowa.  Sadly Maud died fairly young, too, in 1908.  She, too, is buried at the Wittemberg Cemetery.

If you have corrections to the information above, or feel that the business card card referred to another J. A. Vanatta, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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19th Century Calling Card of Frank W. Funk of Iowa City, Iowa


19th century calling card of Frank W. Funk of Iowa City, Iowa.  Nothing on reverse.

Two possibilities, and there are likely more:
  • Frank W. Funk born about 1857 in Iowa, son of Henry and Nancy Funk.
  • Frank W. Funk, born 16 April 1857 in Iowa, son of William and Amy (Eaton) Funk, who married Anna L. Blaise and lived in Missouri.  
  • There's a Frank W. Funk of Keota, Iowa, listed as a student in the Engineering Department at Iowa State University in catalogs from the 1870s; he may have been one of the two Franks above, or another Frank.
He's hopefully not the Frank W. Funk mentioned in an 1899 issue of the Iowa City Press Citizen as being nabbed in Missouri and brought to Iowa on suspicion of the murder of William Brooks at Washington, D.C.  More information on the murder and trail in the December 24, 1899 1899 issue of The Times at Washington, D.C.  This Frank W. Funk's connection to Iowa City might have been only that Iowa City was the place he was first taken after his capture.

If you have a theory as to the identity of Frank W. Funk of Iowa City, Iowa, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Bessie M. Barron of Topsham, Maine


1880s/1890s autograph album of Bessie M. Barron of Topsham, Maine.

See also the 1879/1880s autograph of Bessie's sister Hattie S. Barron of Topsham, Maine.


The album is approximately 8" x 6", is embellished with the word "Album" in metal on the cover and contains the sentiments of over 70 of Bessie's relatives, friends, teachers and schoolmates.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.  Many of the signers were students at Topsham High School, Brunswick High School and Hebron Academy, with this information noted in the list.

One of Bessie's teachers who signed was Frank Weston Sandford of Bowdoinham, who founded the religious colony Shiloh, later known as The Kingdom at Durham, Maine.  Frank pasted a photograph of himself on the page, dated January 13, 1888.



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

Bessie M. Barron was born 6 April 1874 at Topsham, Maine, the daughter of William and Mary Noyes (Hall) Barron, who were born at Topsham, Maine, and Brunswick, Maine, respectively.

Bessie's cousin Alice signed a page on November 10, 1891.


Bessie's cousin Frank H. Byrne of Boston, Massachusetts, signed a page on September 6, 1891.


Cousins Addie A. Byrne and Mabel A. Byrne also signed pages in the album.

Bessie was one of the Brick Sisters of the Brick Block who signed a group page.  She indicated she was a member of the class of 1896, presumably after she had graduated from high school and gone on to higher learning, possibly at Hebron Academy.


I don't believe Bessie ever married.  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!

Bessie's pastor George W. Avery of Topsham, Maine, signed a page on June 25, 1891; his wife May E. Avery signed the facing page two days later.



In addition to Frank Weston Sandford, three other teachers signed pages in Bessie's album, including Frank's sister Josephine Grozier Sandford, who signed her page on January 20, 1888.


Irving W. Horne of Topsham, Maine, signed a page on January 24, 1887 and noted that Bessie was a "perfect student".


Teacher W. Lewis Gahan  of Brunswick, Maine, signed a page on May 4, 1887.


A clipping enclosed in the album:



Surnames in the album

?     [3]

Avery     [2]
Barron    [2]
Blondel    [2]
Bryant
Byrne     [3]
Caldwell
Carroll
Chandler
Coombs
Crocker     [2]
Daggett
Deering
Douglass
Foss      [3]
Gahan    [2]
Gatchell
Giveen
Griffin
Hale
Hayes
Heywood
Holman
Horne     [2]
Jack
Kessel
Larrabee
Lincoln     [2]
Loring     [2]
Mallett     [2]
McIntosh
Mitchell
Moody
Mountfort
Nason
Nudd
Nye     [2]
Owen
Patten
Pennell
Perkins
Perry
Philbrick
Pierce
Plummer
Richardson
Sandford     [2]
Silver
Spinney
Stetson
Stevens
Tebbetts
Thompson
Townsend
Tracy
Wells     [3]
White     [2]
Whitney
Wilson

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

?

  • Alice, signed on November 10, 1891; Bessie's cousin
  • S. E. K., signed on May 21, 1891
  • Ellen M. Comey or Corney of Dorchester, Massachusetts, signed on May 31, 1896
A
  • George W. Avery of Topsham, Maine, signed on June 25, 1891; Bessie's pastor
  • May E. Avery, signed at Topsham, Maine, on June 27, 1891
B
  • Bessie M. Barron of Topsham, Maine; album owner
  • Bessie M. Barron, '96; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
  • Grace M. Blondel of Topsham, Maine, signed on February 10, 1887
  • Blanche G. Blondel of Topsham, Maine
  • Blanche M. Bryant of Brunswick, Maine, signed on June 9, 1890
  • Frank H. Byrne of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on September 6, 1891; Bessie's cousin
  • Addie A. Byrne, signed at Boston, Massachusetts, on November 3, 1891; Bessie's cousin. Addie's middle initial could be H.
  • Mabel A. Byrne, signed at Boston, Massachusetts, on October 4, 1891; Bessie's cousin
C
  • Bessie M. Caldwell, '96; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
  • Edith B. Carroll of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Claribel P. Chandler of Brunswick, Maine
  • Ada L. Coombs of Hurricane Isle, Maine, signed at Topsham, Maine, on July 15, 1892
  • Mary S. Crocker of Topsham, Maine, signed on March 5, 1887
  • Marcia Crocker of Topsham, Maine, signed on July 5, 1888
D
  • F. E. Daggett of Topsham, Maine, signed on September 27, 1906
  • Belle S. Deering of Biddeford, Maine, signed on August 16, 1887; mentioned Ferry Beach Park, Circus, Old Orchard Beach
  • Carrie M. Douglass, '96; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
F
  • Marian E. Foss of Portland, Maine, signed on April 27, 1890 [or 1896]; B.B. & K.F. + M.F. Roommates
  • Katherine Foss, '98; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
  • Katherine M. Foss of Portland, Maine, signed at Hebron Academy on November 17, 1895; Class of 1898; mentions Singepole, presumably a mountain climbing or mineral hunting trip, on October 19, 1895
G
  • Miss R. B. Gahan of Brunswick, Maine, signed on May 4, 1887
  • W. Lewis Gahan of Brunswick, Maine, signed on May 4, 1887; Bessie's teacher
  • Bessie M. Gatchell of Brunswick, Maine, signed on April 28, 1890; B.H.S. '93, presumably Brunswick High School
  • Charles I. Giveen of Topsham, Maine, signed on September 27, 1906; Charles Ingraham Giveen
  • Kate A. Griffin of Topsham, Maine, signed on March 8, 1887
H
  • Emma N. Hale of Hebron, Maine, signed on March 19, 1896; H.A. '97, presumably Hebron Academy
  • Florence S. Hayes, '96; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
  • Almeda Frances Heywood of Waterborough, Maine, signed on November 15, 1895 at Hebron Academy; Hebron Academy '96. '"When the cat's away the mice will play"; when Prof. went to Waterville."
  • Nellie Holman, '98; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
  • Irving W. Horne of Topsham, Maine, signed on January 24, 1887; Bessie's teacher who called her "a perfect student"
  • Mrs. I. W. Horne of Topsham, Maine, signed on January 24, 1887; not sure of first initial
J
  • Alice L. Jack of Topsham, Maine, signed on March 8, 1887
K
  • Carl A. Kessel of Brunswick, Maine, signed on August 29, 1889
L
  • G. H. Larrabee of Bridgton, Maine; not sure of the initials are they're very ornate.
  • Alice V. Lincoln of Brunswick, Maine, signed on April 3, 1890
  • Willie R. Lincoln of Brunswick, Maine, signed on August 29, 1889
  • Florence L. Loring of Brunswick, Maine, signed on May 1, 1890; Class of 1890 at B.H.S., presumably Brunswick High School
  • Abbie C. Sweetsir Loring of Brunswick, Maine, signed at B.H.S., '90; presumably Brunswick High School
M
  • Harry D. Mallett of Topsham, Maine, signed on March 9, 1887
  • Allie S. Mallett of Topsham, Maine, signed on February 11, 1887
  • Mary L. McIntosh of West Newbury, Massachusetts, signed on September 3, 1890. B.A.
  • Francis S. Mitchell of Brunswick, Maine, signed on January 11, 1890
  • Lottie Moody, '98; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
  • Ida Mountfort of Topsham, Maine, signed on March 9, 1887
N
  • Ella M. Nason of Canton, Maine, signed at Topsham, Maine, on March 5, 1897; mentions June 24, 1896 graduation
  • Bertha E. Nudd of Brunswick, Maine, signed at June 12, 1890; Class of 1893 at B.H.S., presumably Brunswick High School
  • Priscilla M. Nye of 16 Kensington Street, Roxbury [presumably Massachusetts], signed on September 3, 1906
  • Marion B. Nye of 16 Kensington Street, Roxbury [presumably Massachusetts], signed on September 3, 1906
O
  • Mabel A. Owen of Brunswick, Maine, signed on June 10, 1890; B.H.S. '92, presumably Brunswick High School. Not sure of middle initial.
P
  • Lillian Patten of Topsham, Maine, signed on July 16, 1889
  • Nellie M. Pennell of North Harpswell, Maine, signed at Brunswick, Maine, on April 29, 1890; B.H.S. '92, presumably Brunswick High School
  • May Perkins, '98; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
  • Sherman Perry of Camden, Maine, signed at H.A., presumably Hebron Academy, on May 24, 1896
  • Ethel B. Philbrick, '98; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
  • Ada L. Pierce of Topsham, Maine, signed on March 9, 1887
  • Jula E. Plummer, or Julia E. Plummer, of Brunswick, Maine
R
  • Mary E. Richardson, '98; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
S
  • F. W. Sandford of Bowdoinham, Maine, signed on January 13, 1888; Bessie's teacher. He pasted a photograph of himself on the page. Presumably Frank Weston Sandford who founded Shiloh, also known as "The Kingdom", a religious group at Durham, Maine.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sandford
  • J. G. Sandford of Topsham, Maine, signed on January 20, 1888; Bessie's teacher; presumably Josephine Grozier Sandford, sister of signer Frank Weston Sandford
  • Ina M. Silver, '98; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
  • Inez Pearl Spinney of Brunswick, Maine, signed on November 21, 1889
  • Ida M. Stetson of Brunswick, Maine, signed on June 10, 1890
  • Emma C. Stevens of Andover, Maine, signed at Hebron Academy on November 16, 1895
T
  • Alice M. Tebbetts of Bloomfield, Vermont, signed at Topsham, Maine, on "9-12-1890
  • William H. Thompson of Brunswick, Maine, signed on August 29, 1889
  • Nellie M. Townsend of Brunswick, Maine
  • Angelia S. Tracy of Lewiston, Maine, signed on October 17, 1888
W
  • Frances E. Wells; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
  • Bessie S. Wells, '97; one of thirteen "Brick Sisters" of the Brick Block
  • Bessie S. Wells of Minot, Maine, signed on May 20, 1896; Hebron Academy '97
  • Lucien H. White of Topsham, Maine, signed on February 25, 1886; T.H.S., presumably Topsham High School
  • Llewellyn White of Topsham, Maine, "One of The Rigsville crowd"
  • Carrie J. Whitney, signed on February 1, 1887
  • Hattie E. Wilson of Topsham, Maine, signed on March 9, 1887
Topsham, Maine


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