Saturday, December 16, 2017

1869-1880 Autograph Album of Mattie, Possibly Mattie Sims, Presumably of the Buffalo, New York Area


1869-1880 autograph album that belonged to a Mattie, possibly Mattie Sims, presumably from the Buffalo, New York area, where many of her inscribers lived.

The inside front cover bears a name in very tiny handwriting that appears to be Mattie ?, perhaps Sims, and there did happen to be a Mattie Sims, born about 1850, the daughter of Elisha Sims, living at Buffalo, New York during the album's era.  I found an 1853 marriage of Elisha to Louisa Poland, so perhaps Elisha had a previous marriage.

Any comments as to the surname would be most appreciated!


The album measures approximately 8" by 5" and contains the sentiments of 19 of Mattie's friends, most of whom who listed a residence gave Buffalo, New York, or Black Rock, New York.

Surnames in the Album

? [6]Root
BirdRyerse ?
EdgeSill
GazlayStone ?
HerseeThompson
Lapp [3]Warren
Manly


A few of the pages:

Dell ?, possibly Dell Stone; inscribed on June 14, 1880, the latest inscription in the album.  Possibly inscribed at Milan, New York.

Frank M. Lapp of Black Rock, New York; inscribed on May 14, 1869.  I believe the inscriber was Mary Frances Lapp, born in 1846;  sister to two other inscribers: Sarah M. Lapp and Joel Edwin Lapp, the children of Isaac G. Lapp and Sarah M. (Hayden) Lapp.

Matty W. Hersee; inscribed on May 18, 1869; presumably Martha Waller Hersee, born in 1853, daughter of James Waller Hersee and Catherine (?) Hersee

R. D. Gazlay; presumably Richard D. Gazlay (1853-1884), son of Dickinson Gazlay and Lydia (Davis) Gazlay

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, a theory as to album owner Mattie's identity, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Inscribers in the Album

  • Mattie, possibly Mattie Sims, of the Buffalo, New York area, possibly Black Rock.  Album owner
  • Dell ?, possibly Dell Stone, at ?, possibly Milan or Indian; inscribed in June 1880
  • Marie
  • Viola
  • Eva; inscribed on May 18, no year written
  • Unfinished sentiment
  • Lizzie; inscribed at Fonthill, Ontario, on October 12 1870
  • W. M. Bird; inscribed on May 7, 1869
  • Elizabeth Edge; inscribed on May 18, 1869.  There were several women named Elizabeth Edge living at Buffalo, New York, during this time frame.  One of them was born in England in 1837, daughter of Edward Edge and Mary (possibly Roberts) Edge
  • R. D. Gazlay.  Perhaps Richard D. Gazlay, born in 1853 in New York, son of Dickinson Gazlay and Lydia (Davis) Gazlay.  Richard married Ellen Jane Hill, had several children with her and died in 1884.
  • Matty W. Hersee of Buffalo; inscribed on May 18, 1869.  Possibly Martha Waller Hersee, born in 1853 in New York, daughter of James Waller Hersee and Catherine (?) Hersee.
  • Frank M. Lapp of Black Rock; inscribed on May 14, 1869.  Presumably Mary Frances Lapp, sister of inscribers Joel Edwin Lapp and Sarah M. Lapp and daughter of Isaac G. Lapp and Sarah M. (Hayden) Lapp.  She was born about 1846 in New York and was teaching at the time of the 1870 Census of Buffalo.  Was she the M. Frank Lapp who married Alfred C. Babcock in 1874 but described herself as single in the 1880 Census when she was living with her birth family?
  • J. E. Lapp; inscribed on May 16, 1869.  Presumably Joel Edwin Lapp, born in 1851, brother of inscribers Frank M. Lapp [Mary Frances Lapp] and Sarah M. Lapp.  Joel was the son of Isaac G. Lapp and Sarah M. (Hayden) Lapp.
  • Sarah M. Lapp.  Presumably the Sarah M. Lapp of Buffalo, New York, who was a sister to inscribers Frank M. Lapp [Mary Frances Lapp] and Joel Edwin Lapp.  Sarah was born in 1853, the daughter of Isaac G. Lapp and Sarah (Hayden) Lapp.
  • Annie E. Manly; inscribed on May 18, 1869
  • M. A. Root
  • Ida J. Ryerse; inscribed on May 8, 1869
  • Mary H. Sill; inscribed at Akron on January 26, 1878.  Research shows a Mary Helen Sill at Akron, Ohio, born there on November 8, 1855, daughter of Byron Washburn Hill and Helen M. (Grenell) Hill.
  • Mattie, possibly Mattie Sims, of the Buffalo, New York area, possibly Black Rock.  Album owner
  • Dell ?, possibly Dell Stone, at ?, possibly Milan or Indian; inscribed in June 1880
  • Harry Thompson; inscribed on May 7, 1869
  • Fred W. Warren; inscribed on May 8, 1869


Friday, December 15, 2017

Two 1903-1907 Autograph Albums of Lillian Blanche Ladd of Saco, Maine; at Saco Commercial School


Two autograph albums from the era of 1903 to 1907, at least one of which, and possibly both, belonged to Lillian Blanche Ladd of Saco, Maine, while she was a student at Locke Grammar School and Saco Commercial School.

Each album has many loose pages so it's impossible to determine if the order they are in now is their original order.  Lillian inscribed a page in the smaller album that I'm not sure belonged to her, but it's possible that it was meant to be the ownership page.


Many of the inscribers mentioned they were attending the Saco Commercial School, in the Classes of 1906 to 1909.  Earlier inscriptions mentioned Locke Grammar School.

Alphabetical lists of the inscribers in each album, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Albums - some people inscribed pages in both albums.


The smaller and apparently earlier autograph album, shown above, measuring approximately 6-1/2" by 4-1/4", with the sentiments of nearly 60 of Lillian's relatives, friends and schoolmates - assuming it belonged to Lillian and not to one of her siblings or cousins

? [2]HHutchersonOO'Rourke
BBilling/BillingsJJohnsonPPatterson [4]
Bridges [2]KKenneyPeaslee
BulmerLLaChapellePennell [2]
CCarll [3]Ladd [10]SSawyer [3]
Cole [2]Laplume [2]Skillings
DDearbornLumb [2]Stevens
DionMMcCulloch Swett
DunnellMerrill [4]TThompson
EEmmonsMoultonWWebber [3]



The larger and apparently later autograph album, shown above, measuring approximately 7-3/4" by 5", with the sentiments of over 70 of Lillian's relatives, friends and schoolmates

AAitkenGGlavinNNason [2]
AllenGoldthwaiteNorwood
ArmstrongGoodwinOO'Rourke
BBeetyGraceOldread
Benson [2]GraffamPPeaslee
BerryGrayPeterson
BridgesGuptillRobinson
BryantHHearnRRoss
BulmerHooperRowe
Burns [2]HuntRyan [2]
CChadbourneHutchersonSScamman
ChaplinJJohnstonSkillings [2]
CragueJoseSnow
DDavisKKimballStinson
Doe [2]LLadd [3]Swett
DunnellLarkinTTarbox
EEdgecombLavigneTownsend
EmmonsLeavittWWhite
FFenderson [2]MMacomberWoodbury
FoggMcCullochYYoung
FrancisMcIntyre
Mercier [3]
Meserve
Murphy

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Lillian Blanche Ladd was born November 12, 1891 at Saco, Maine, the daughter of Edwin Grant Ladd and Dorcas Ann (Patterson) Ladd.  On June 21, 1911 at Saco, Maine, Lillian married Frederick Henry Wildes, son of Bradbury D. Wildes and Ella M. (Fletcher) Wildes.  They had several children and moved to New York City, where Fred worked as a machinist.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Alphabetical List of Inscribers in the Smaller and Earlier Album
  • L. S. T.; inscribed on January 31, 1907
  • Vivian; inscribed on January 10, 1903.  She mentions L.C., who might be a romantic interest of Lillian.
  • Nathaniel Lee Billing of Saco, Maine; inscribed on April 11, 1904.  Spelled his given name as Nathaiel.  Most records show the surname as Billings
  • Arthur W. Bridges of Saco, Maine
  • Lettie Bridges
  • Hazel Roseltha Bulmer; inscribed at Saco, Maine, on January 30, 1907.  "06-08", presumably referring to attendance at a school.
  • Than S. Carll of Benton, Maine; inscribed on March 1, 1903.  Nathaniel Smith Carll, "Than", whose wife Cora (Clough) Carll inscribed the right facing page.
  • Mrs. Nathaniel Call; inscribed in March 1903.  She was Cora Belle (Clough or Cluff) Carll, whose husband Nathaniel Smith Carll, "Than", inscribed the left facing page.
  • Mrs. Nathaniel Carll; inscribed on March 1, 1903.  Presumably Mary Esther (Wentworth) Carll, mother of inscriber Nathaniel Smith Carll, "Than".
  • Winifred Cole; inscribed on January 25, 1903.  Cole's Brook
  • Winifred Cole; inscribed in 1903
  • B. R. Dearborn and Mrs. Lottie Ladd Dearborn; inscribed on September 7, 1903.  They were Bertrand R. Dearborn and Lottie (Ladd) Dearborn of Newburyport, Massachusetts.
  • Willie Dion of Sabaran Street, No. 30.  Not sure of street name.  Presumably Biddeford or Saco, Maine
  • Grace Augusta Dunnell; inscribed at Saco, Maine, on January 30, 1907.  "Your old schoolmate" at Saco Commercial School
  • Harold Emmons; inscribed at Saco Commercial School at Saco, Maine, on January 31, 1907.  Class of '07
  • Melville Hutcherson of Saco, Maine; inscribed on January 31, 1907
  • Beryl M. Johnson of Saco, Maine; inscribed on September 15, 1905
  • Edith M. Kenney of Portland, Maine
  • Louis LaChapelle of 29 Winslow Street, Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on February 18, 1903
  • Alice D. Ladd of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 22, 1903.  Lillian had a sister named Alice Dorcas Ladd who was born in 1901.  Perhaps someone else wrote this inscription for Alice, maybe even Lillian herself, as it looks like her handwriting.
  • Charles Olin Ladd of Newburyport, Massachusetts; inscribed on September 7, 1903.  Lillian's cousin
  • Edw. G. Ladd of Saco, Maine.  Mentions "Your Cousin Everett", Albert; [perhaps Albert Laplume] Well.  I don't think this was Lillian's father Edwin G. Ladd, but rather her cousin, the brother of inscribers Ella M. Ladd; Lona M. Ladd and Kenneth Z. Ladd.   
  • Edwin G. Ladd of Saco, Maine; inscribed on November 6, 1903.  Mentions Albert and Everett.  Presumably not Lillian's father, but her cousin, the Edw. G. Ladd who inscribed another page.
  • Ella M. Ladd of Saco, Maine; inscribed on September 15, 1904.  Lillian's cousin and the sister of inscribers Edwin G. Ladd; Lona M. Ladd; and Kenneth Z. Ladd
  • Kenneth Z. Ladd of Saco, Maine; inscribed on April 21, 1903.  Lillian's cousin and the brother of inscribers Edwin G. Ladd; Ella M. Ladd and Lona M. Ladd.
  • Lillian Blanch Ladd of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 22, 19xx [written in the corner, with piece missing]
  • Lona Ladd of Saco, Maine; inscribed on April 21, 1903.  Lillian's cousin and sister of inscribers Edwin G. Ladd; Ella M. Ladd; and Kenneth Z. Ladd.  Lona inscribed another page as well.
  • Lona M. Ladd of Saco, Maine; inscribed on April 22, 1903.  Lillian's cousin and sister of inscribers Edwin G. Ladd; Ella M. Ladd; and Kenneth Z. Ladd
  • Mrs. Dorcas A. Ladd.  Lillian's mother Dorcas A. (Patterson) Ladd
  • Albert Laplume of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 26 [year might be written in a corner but it's smudged].  He may have been a romantic interest for Lillian.
  • Henry H. Laplume of Saco, Maine; inscribed on December 8, 1903.  He inscribed the right facing page in 1904.
  • Emma Edith Lumb; corner of Birch and Summer Streets, Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on February 18, 1903.  Lillian's cousin
  • L. MaBelle Lumb of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on July 9, 1903.  Lillian's cousin.  Presumably Lillian Mabelle Lumb, who would marry Warren E. King in 1906
  • Ethel Mculloch.  Ethel put periods after the M. and C. of McCulloch, but wrote her surname as McCulloch on the second album.  
  • Grace E. Merrill of Saco, Maine; inscribed on April 21, 1903.  Lillian's teacher
  • Fannie C. Merrill
  • Fannie C. Merrill
  • Margaret M. Merrill; inscribed on February 19, 1903
  • Margie Moulton; inscribed on April 9, 1906
  • Michael O'Rourke of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on November 16, 1904
  • George A. Patterson of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 22, 1903.  Lillian's maternal uncle
  • Herbert A. Patterson of Andover, Massachusetts.  Lillian's maternal uncle and husband of Iva M. Patterson, who inscribed the left facing page.
  • Iva M. Patterson; inscribed at Andover, on September 8, 1904.  Iva M. (Webster) Patterson, wife of Herbert A. Patterson, Lillian's maternal uncle, who inscribed the right facing page.
  • Mrs. Sarah E. Patterson of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 22, 1903.  Lillian's maternal grandmother, Sarah E. (Bean) Patterson.  The way she wrote her surname, it looks more like Patteson.
  • Leslie Peaslee of Saco, Maine; inscribed on January 31, 1907.  "07", presumably referring to the Class of 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Charles Pennell of Brackett Street, Portland, Maine.  He was Charles A. Pennell, Jr., whose wife Hazel K. (Cole) Pennell, inscribed the left facing page.
  • Mrs. Charles Pennell, Jr. of Portland, Maine; inscribed on November 11, 1905.  She was Hazel K. (Cole) Pennell, whose husband Charles inscribed the right facing page.
  • Ruby E. Sawyer of Portland, Maine
  • Ruby Sawyer of Saco, Maine; inscribed on November 6, 1903
  • Mabel Gertrude Sawyer of Saco, Maine; inscribed on January 26, 1904
  • Lucy A. Skillings; inscribed on June 30, 1903.  Lucy A. (Ladd) Skillings, sister of Lillian's father Edward Grant Ladd
  • Hazel M. Stevens of Lewiston, Maine
  • Carroll B. Swett of Saco, Maine; inscribed on January 31, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Harry Thompson of the Pool Road; inscribed on July 15, 1903.  Presumably referring to Biddeford Pool, Maine
  • Lulu M. Webber; "Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  A gift from Lulu M. Webber".  Could it have been Lulu who gifted the album to the owner?
  • Lulu May Webber of Saco, Maine.  She mentions Lillian; Albert; Peter H. Mrs. Ellsworth Sawyer; Mrs. Albert Laplume
  • Lulu Webber; inscribed on January 9, 1903.  Album owner's schoolmate

Alphabetical list of Inscribers in the Larger and Later Album
  • Sadie Elizabeth Aitken of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 21, 1907
  • Ethel Harding Allen of 73 Middle Street, Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 14, 1907.  Class of 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Ralph Armstrong of 124 Lincoln Street, Saco, Maine; inscribed at Saco Commercial School, Class of 1908
  • Ethel C. Beety of Saco, Maine; inscribed at Saco Commercial School, Class of 1907.  Class of 1905 at Locke Grammar School.  Mentions Ruth H.
  • Edgar H. Benson of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed at Saco Commercial School in 1907.  Edgar wrote upside down on the page
  • Edgar H. Benson of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed at Saco Commercial School.  Class of 1907
  • Edna M. Berry; inscribed on March 21, 1907
  • ? Bridges; inscribed on February 21, 1907.  Not sure of given name as there's a smear, but possibly Lottie Bridges or Lettie Bridges or ?.  Inscribed at Saco Commercial School, Class of 1908
  • Ellery L. Bryant of Saco, Maine; inscribed at Saco Commercial School.  Class of 1907.  Mentions "Ellery Bryant and Sadie Aitken" and "Lillian Ladd and Carroll Sweet" [probably Carroll Swett]
  • Hazel R. Bulmer of Saco, Maine; inscribed at February 19, 1907 at Saco Commercial School, from 1906-1908
  • Jemima Burns; shared the page with Mary F. Murphy
  • Jemima G. Burns of Saco, Maine; inscribed at Saco Commercial School
  • Gladys Leah Chadbourne of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 21, 1907.  Class of 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Myrtie Chaplin of Saco, Maine
  • Georgia Crague; inscribed at Saco Commercial School
  • Isabel E. Davis; inscribed on February 21, 1908 at Saco Commercial School.  "I.D. L.T.", presuming a relationship between Isabel Davis and Leon Tarbox
  • Lawrence Adams Doe of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 27, 1907 at Saco Commercial School, Class of 1907
  • Rufus L. Doe of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 21, 1907
  • Grace A. Dunnell; inscribed on February 19, 1907.  Class of 1908, presumably at Saco Commercial School at Saco, Maine
  • Ralph Edgecomb of Saco, Maine; inscribed on April 4, 1907
  • Harold Emmons of Saco, Maine; inscribed at Saco Commercial School in February 1907
  • James H. Fenderson of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 15, 1907.  Saco Commercial School, Class of 1906
  • James Fenderson of "City", presumably Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 26, 1907
  • Albert N. Fogg of 54 Nye Street, Saco, Maine; inscribed on November 20, 1907 at Saco Commercial School.  Class of 1907
  • William Francis; inscribed on March 21, 1907.  Class of 1907
  • Ina Clara Glavin of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 21, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Jessie M. Goldthwaite of Saco, Maine; inscribed at Saco Commercial School, Class of 1906
  • Admah Mertie Goodwin; inscribed on February 25, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Hazel R. Grace of Saco, Maine; inscribed at Saco Commercial School on May 15, 1907
  • Virgie Grace Graffam of 7 Union Street, Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 14, 1907 at Saco Commercial School.  Class of 1907
  • Elena C. Gray of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 21, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Susie M. Guptill; inscribed at Saco Commercial School; Class of 1908
  • Adalaide H. Hearn of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 21, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Fay L. Hooper of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 25, 1907
  • Ruby F. Hunt of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 6, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Melville Hutcherson of 100 Beach Street, Saco, Maine; inscribed at Locke Grammar School
  • William R. Johnston, Jr., of 17 Thornton Avenue, Saco, Maine; "Fresh from Thornton Academy 1909"
  • L. Alta Jose; inscribed at Saco, Maine
  • Bertha Kimball; inscribed at March 11, 1907 at Saco Commercial School at Saco, Maine
  • Kenneth Ladd of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 21, 1907.  Presumably Lillian's cousin Kenneth Z. Ladd
  • Lillian Blanch Ladd of Saco, Maine; album owner
  • Lona C. Ladd; inscribed on March 6, 1907 at Saco Commercial School.  Class of 1907.  Lillian's cousin and sister of inscriber Kenneth Z. Ladd
  • Margaret Larkin; inscribed at Saco Commercial School
  • Frank Lavigne of 170 Lewis Avenue, Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 22, 1907
  • Willis E. Leavitt of Saco, Maine; inscribed in May 1907
  • Carl Macomber of Saco, Maine
  • Ethel McCulloch of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 25, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Francis McIntyre of Saco, Maine
  • David G. Mercier of 37 Common Street, Saco, Maine; inscribed in March 1907
  • S. H. Mercier; inscribed at Saco Commercial School at Saco, Maine, on November 21, 1907
  • Solomon Mercier; inscribed on February 25, 1907.  Mentions both Locke Grammar School and Saco Commercial School.  In another place, "S. H. Mercier", so Solomon's middle name apparently began with an H.
  • Isa Meserve; inscribed on February 21, 1907
  • Mary F. Murphy of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on February 20, 1907.  Shared the page with Jemima Burns
  • Everett Nason of Saco, Maine
  • Gerald E. Nason of 48 Franklin Street, Saco, Maine; inscribed 19 minute past 9 on the 15th of May, 1907.  "S.C.S" [Saco Commercial School]; '08
  • Percy Earl Norwood of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 15, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Catherine O'Rourke of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 25, 1907 at Saco Commercial School, from 1906-1908
  • Ruth G. Oldread of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 11, 1907
  • Leslie Peaslee of Saco, Maine
  • Frank E. Peterson of 98 Beach Street, Saco, Maine
  • Violet E. Robinson of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 21, 1907 at Saco Commercial School.  Violet wrote on the page upside down
  • Walter B. Ross of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 22, 1907
  • Beulah Rowe of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 11, 1907
  • Margaret E. Ryan of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 1, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Stephen I. Ryan of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 7, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Martha E. Scamman of Saco, Maine; inscribed on November 20, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Frank L. Skillings of 25 Common Street, Saco, Maine; inscribed at Saco Commercial School, Class of 1908
  • Ruby Skillings of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 6, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Hattie M. Snow of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 1, 1907 at Saco Commercial School, 1907
  • Julia P. Stinson of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 11, 1907 at Saco Commercial School
  • Carroll B. Swett of Saco, Maine; inscribed at Saco Commercial School
  • Leon S. Tarbox of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 25, 1907 at Saco Commercial School.  "L.T. I.D.", romantic relationship between Leon Tarbox and Isabel Davis
  • Ruby Townsend of Saco, Maine; inscribed at Saco Commercial School
  • Marie F. White of 23 Lincoln Street, Saco, Maine
  • Percy W. Woodbury of North Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 15, 1907
  • ? Young of Saco, Maine; inscribed on February 18, 1907.  Initials too ornate to decipher

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Theodore Joseph Warner of Orange, Connecticut; Before and After 1886 Marriage to Julia Ann Wilkinson


1880s/1890s autograph album that belonged to Theodore Joseph Warner of Orange, Connecticut, from before and after his 1886 marriage to Julia Ann Wilkinson.

The album was acquired with a companion, the autograph album of Theodore's wife Julia Ann Wilkinson.  Several people inscribed pages in both albums.


Theodore didn't write his name in the album, unless that page is missing.  However, he did inscribe a page in Julia's album, in 1885, before their marriage, so we have an example of his handwriting.


Theodore's album measures approximately 7" by 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 19 of his relatives, friends and former teacher, George Henry Hubbard and wife Nellie.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

BBradleyLLincoln
BrooksOOviatt [2]
BrownSSpies
EEvansWWarner [3]
HHubbard [4]Wheeler [2]
KKelleyWilkinson [2]

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Theodore Joseph Warner was born May 14, 1862 at Hamden, Connecticut, the son of Charles Jared Warner and May Ann (Oviatt) Warner.  Charles inscribed a page in Theodore's album (as he did in Julia's album).


Theodore's sister Grace Louise Warner also inscribed a page.  (Grace and three of Theodore's other sisters inscribed pages in Julia's album.)


On January 20, 1886 at West Haven, Connecticut, Theodore Joseph Warner married Julia Ann Wilkinson, who was, I think, the daughter of Henry and Mary Ann Wilkinson, who came to Connecticut with son George about 1864, shortly before Julia was born.   

Julia inscribed a page in Theodore's album in 1885, before their marriage.


Theodore and Julia had at least two children, sons George Clayton Warner, who died young, and Arthur Clifford Warner.  Theodore died in 1940 and Julia in 1952.  They're buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery at West Haven, Connecticut.  

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Inscribers in the Album
  • J. Hartwell Bradley of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed there on December 20, 1889
  • Burt V. Brooks of Greenwich Village, Massachusetts; inscribed on December 17, 1885.  He incorporated his sentiment into a scroll he sketched.
  • Mary E. Brown of Prophetstown, Illinois, in Whiteside County
  • Lillian J. Evans; inscribed on January 11, 1883
  • Lewis C. Hubbard of Woodmont, Connecticut; inscribed on October 12, 1884.  His wife, Frances Amelia (Smith) Hubbard, "Fannie", inscribed the right facing page.
  • Fannie A. Hubbard of Woodmont, Connecticut; inscribed on October 12, 1884.  She was Frances Amelia (Smith) Hubbard, whose husband Lewis C. Hubbard inscribed the left facing page.
  • Nellie L. P. Hubbard of West Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on September 22, 1884.  She was Ellen Louise (Peet) Hubbard, "Nellie", whose husband George Henry Hubbard inscribed the right facing page.
  • George H. Hubbard; inscribed on September 22, 1884.  Theodore's former teacher.  He was George Henry Hubbard, whose wife Ellen Louise (Peet) Hubbard, "Nellie", inscribed the left facing page.
  • Billie Kelley of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on May 17, 1885
  • C. L. Lincoln of West Shore, Willow Springs, West Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on February 20, 1891
  • Eugene F. Oviatt of Watertown, Connecticut; inscribed on December 6, 1889.  Theodore's cousin
  • Edward H. Oviatt; inscribed on December 6, 1889.  Theodore's cousin.
  • William D. Spies of West Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on March 4, 1894
  • Theodore Joseph Warner of Orange, Connecticut; album owner
  • C. J. Warner; inscribed at Orange, Connecticut, on November 19, 1889.  Charles Jared Warner, Theodore's father.
  • Grace L. Warner of West Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on "3-2-94".  Theodore's sister
  • Miss Gertrude G. Wheeler of West Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on Sunday, March 29, 1885.  Herbert P. Wheeler inscribed the right facing page.
  • Herbert P. Wheeler of West Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on March 29, 1885.  Miss Gertrude G. Wheeler inscribed the left facing page.
  • G. H. Wilkinson of Wallingford, Connecticut; inscribed on February 15, 1891.  "Your Brother", but he was actually Theodore's brother-in-law, the brother of Theodore's wife Julia Ann (Wilkinson) Warner.
  • Julia A. Wilkinson of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on October 3, 1885.  Theodore and Julia would marry on January 20, 1886.

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Julia Ann Wilkinson of New Haven, Connecticut; Before and After Marriage to Theodore Joseph Warner


1880s/1890s autograph album that belonged to Julia Ann Wilkinson of the New Haven, Connecticut, area, before and after her 1886 marriage to Theodore Joseph Warner.

This album was acquired with a companion, the 1880s,1890s autograph album of Julia's husband Theodore Joseph Warner.   Several people inscribed pages in both albums.

Julia left an inscription in Theodore's album, so we have an example of her handwriting.



The first page present in Julia's album is the title page. It's possible that Julia's name may have been written on a now missing front end paper. Clues to her identity:
  • the companion album of Julia's future husband Theodore Joseph Warner 
  • inscriptions to "Julia" 
  • inscription by G. H. Wilkinson, who called himself Julia's brother 
  • an inscription to "Mrs. J. A. Warner" 


The album measures approximately 7" by 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of nearly 40 of Julia's relatives, in-laws and friends.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

? [2]GGlennRRockfeller
AAckerman [2]HHallRoel [2]
BBarkerHowe ?SSimon
BatesHubbard [2]Smith [2]
BenjaminHughesSt. Clair
BradleyLLincolnWWalker
CClulee [5]MMix [2]Warner [7]
DDavisOOviatt [2]Wilkinson [2]
Day [2]PPerkins
DownsPierce [2]
Prendergast

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

I'm not positive of Julia's parents, but they may have been Henry and Mary Ann Wilkinson, who were living at Chatham, Connecticut, at the time of enumeration of the 1870 Census, with children George, Julia and Harriet.  According to her grave information, Julia was born in 1864, apparently shortly after her parents and older brother George arrived in Connecticut from England.  

Julia's brother George inscribed the page below in 1891:  


On January 20, 1886 at West Haven, Connecticut, Julia Ann Wilkinson married Theodore Joseph Warner, son of Charles Jared Warner and Mary Ann (Oviatt) Warner.  Theodore inscribed a page in his future wife's album in 1885.


Theodore's parents and sisters also inscribed pages in the album.

Theodore and Julia had at least two children, sons George Clayton Warner, who died young, and Arthur Clifford Warner.  Theodore died in 1940 and Julia in 1952.  They're buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery at West Haven, Connecticut.  

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Inscribers in the Album
  • ? Maud ?; inscribed on December 25, 1884.  Middle name is Maud.  Surname possibly Halforth
  • George C. ?, possibly George C. Howe, of Wheeling, Virginia; inscribed on September 24, 1882.  Now West Virginia
  • May Belle Ackerman of Brooklyn, presumably New York, on November 7, 1885
  • Stephen H. Ackerman of Brooklyn, presumably New York, inscribed on November 7, 1885
  • William V. W. Barker of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on March 24, 1882
  • John T. Bates of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on January 13, 1882
  • Edward S. Benjamin of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on August 29, 1882
  • James Hartwell Bradley of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed there on December 20, 1889
  • Edith M. Clulee of Wallingford, Connecticut; inscribed on November 2, 1884
  • Mrs. Harriet Clulee of Wallingford Corner, Connecticut; inscribed on November 2, 1884
  • Harry Clulee of Wallingford, Connecticut; inscribed on November 1, 1884.  Middle initial might be J or I
  • Henry Clulee; inscribed at Wallingford, Connecticut, in 1884
  • John Clulee of Wallingford, Connecticut; inscribed on November 2, 1884
  • W. E. Davis; inscribed at Elm City on December 18, 1884.  Presumably New Haven, Connecticut
  • W. B. Day; inscribed in 1882.  His wife inscribed the right facing page.  Possibly William B. Day
  • Mrs. W. B. Day of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on August 28, 1882.  She made an intricate design all over the page.  Her husband, possibly William B. Day, inscribed the left facing page.
  • Maria E. Downs; inscribed at West Haven, Connecticut, in March 1894.  Inscribed to Mrs. J. A. Warner, reflecting Julia's 1886 marriage to Theodore Joseph Warner
  • E. R. Glenn of Rochester, New York; not sure of surname
  • Charles E. Hall of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on December 18, 1884.  Not sure of surname
  • George C. ?, possibly George C. Howe, of Wheeling, Virginia; inscribed on September 24, 1882.  Now West Virginia
  • John M. Hubbard of Woodmont, Connecticut; inscribed on February 23, 1890.  He sketched a coat of arms.
  • Stella L. Hubbard of Woodmont, Connecticut; inscribed on February 23, 1890
  • Clara M. Hughes of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on August 13, 1895
  • C. L. Lincoln of West Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on February 20, 1891
  • Henry A. Mix of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on January 13, 1883.  Sketched a trio of owls on a branch.  His wife inscribed the right facing page.
  • Mrs. Henry A. Mix of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on December 27, 1882.  Her husband inscribed the left facing page.
  • Edward H. Oviatt of Watertown, Connecticut; inscribed on December 6, 1889
  • Eugene F. Oviatt of Watertown, Connecticut; inscribed on December 6, 1889
  • M. G. Perkins, or W. G. Perkins, of 192 State Street, New Haven, Connecticut.  Not sure of surname
  • Hattie E. Pierce of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on September 12, 1882
  • James Pierce; not sure of middle initial; of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on September 10, 1882
  • ? Prendergast; possibly Mary Prendergast; inscribed at New Haven, Connecticut, on December 21, no year written
  • Carrie P. Rockfeller of West Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on February 23, 1890
  • Abby M. Roel of Randolph, Massachusetts
  • H. A. Roel of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Carrie Simon of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on December 27, 1882
  • Albert D. Smith of West Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on June 20, 1886
  • S. M. M. Smith; inscribed at New Haven, Connecticut, on December 17, 1884
  • ? St. Clair of Westville, Connecticut; inscribed on February 7, 1883
  • Lizzie Walker; inscribed on March 14, 1882 at Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Belle Warner; inscribed at Oyster River, Connecticut, on October 18, 1885.  Presumably May Belle Warner, sister of Julia's future husband Theodore Joseph Warner.
  • C. J. Warner of Orange, Connecticut; inscribed on November 19, 188x, possibly 1889.  Presumably Charles Jared Warner, father of Julia's husband Theodore Joseph Warner.
  • Fannie E. Warner of Oyster River, Connecticut; inscribed on October 15, 1885
  • Grace L. Warner; inscribed at West Haven, Connecticut, on "3-4-94".  Grace Louise Warner, sister of Julia's husband Theodore Joseph Warner
  • Mary A. Warner; inscribed at Woodmont, Connecticut, on October 25, 1885.  Presumably Mary A. (Oviatt) Warner, mother of Julia's future husband Theodore Joseph Warner.
  • Pearl O. Warner of Oyster River, Connecticut; inscribed on October 14, 1885.  Pearl Oviatt Warner, sister of Julia's future husband Theodore Joseph Warner
  • Theodore J. Warner of Orange, Connecticut; inscribed on October 25, 1885.  Julia married Theodore on January 20, 1886.
  • G. H. Wilkinson of Wallingford, Connecticut; inscribed on February 15, 1891.  Julia's brother
  • Julia Ann Wilkinson of New Haven, Connecticut, album owner, before and after her marriage to Theodore Joseph Warner in 1886