Friday, April 20, 2018

Memorial Card for Daniel Kirby, Who Died January 5, 1901; Presumably Daniel Rogers Kirby of Bellmont, New York


Memorial card of Daniel Kirby, who died on January 5, 1901 at the age of 68.  Nothing on reverse.

Daniel was presumably the Bellmont, New York resident Daniel Rogers Kirby, who died on that date.  He was born about 1832, perhaps July 8, 1832 at Beekmantown, New York, the son of Charles Kirby and Philena (Wilbur) Kirby.  On December 10, 1857,  Mary Turner Racey, or Bracy.

The information above comes from an online source referencing a Family Bible owned by Charles Kirby and then in the possession of relative John Dodge Miles.

I'm not sure if Daniel and Mary had any children of their own, but they had an adopted son John Burton Kirby, who was born about 1860.  Mary died in 1905.  They're buried in the Brainardsville Cemetery at Brainardsville, New York, along with a Burton Kirby, who may have been John Burton Kirby.

If you have information to add on Daniel Rogers Kirby or his wife Mary or John Burton Kirby, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Memorial Card for Clarissa (Bull) Otis (1828-1908) of New York, Illinois and Kansas


Memorial card of Clarissa (Bull) Otis, wife of Leander Vanness Otis.  Nothing on reverse.

Clarissa was born April 2, 1828 in New York and died March 6, 1908 in Kansas.  Before moving to Decatur County, Kansas, the Otis family had lived for a while at Raritan, Illinois. 

Leander Vanness Otis died not long after his wife, on November 19, 1908.  They're buried in the Shibboleth Cemetery at Dresden, Kansas, along with some of their children.

I found Clarissa's maiden name in a listing of Decatur County, Kansas, marriage records, one of which  was for the marriage of one of her daughters, whose name was shown as "Unreadable", but was presumably  Mary Ida Otis, who married Joshua A. Amlin.  Note:  The record shows Joshua's surname as Aurlin, but his stone and other records show Amlin.

If you have more information on Clarissa (Bull) Otis or Leander Vanness Otis, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

19th Century Photograph Album, Possibly Related to the Beane, Hovey, Moody, Preble & Varney Families of Kennebec County, Maine


Photograph album, approximately 11-1/2" by 9" by 2-1/4", with 30 cabinet photographs that might be related to the Beane, Hovey, Moody, Preble and Varney families of Maine, particularly in Kennebec County and surrounding areas.

The album has a note on an end paper indicating that it came from the Varney estate at Windsor, Maine.


Only two photographs have an identification or partial identification.

The identified photograph is that of 3 year old Sadie Eva Moody, who was presumably Sarah Eva Moody, daughter of William H. Moody and Sarah Eva (Hovey) Moody and future wife of Emery Oliver Beane.



The other image with a partial identification appears to have the name Preble on it.  It's an image of a young man presumably named "Frank", taken by the Wilcox studio of Chicago, Illinois, and directed to "Aunt", possibly "Aunt Preble".  There's also what appears to be the name "H. R. Preble".



If these names are familiar to you from your research, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Most of the photographs were taken by studios in Maine, with another three at Boston, Massachusetts, and one at Chicago, Illinois.

Augusta, Maine
  • Ayer studio at the corner of Bridge and Water Streets, Augusta, Maine - 2
  • F. H. Burgess studio at the corner of Bridge & Water Streets, Augusta, Maine - 2
  • Will Dunton studio at 166 Water Street, Augusta, Maine
  • Haskell's studio, at East Side, Augusta, Maine
  • Hendee studio, opposite the Old Post Office at Augusta, Maine
  • Shorey & Merrill studio at Augusta, Maine
Brunswick, Maine
  • Reed & Preble studio at Brunswick, Maine - 3
    Caribou, Maine
    • Davis studio, with branches at Caribou, Maine, and Presque Isle, Maine
    Gardiner, Maine
    • Cochrane's studio at Gardiner, Maine
    • A. W. Kimball studio at 191 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine
    • McIntosh studio at the corner of Bridge & Water Streets, Gardiner, Maine - 2
    • Variel studio at Gardiner, Maine - 7
    Portland, Maine
    • Charles W. Hearn studio at Portland, Maine
    • Lamson studio, opposite the Falmouth Hotel at Portland, Maine
    Presque Isle, Maine
    • Davis studio, with branches at Presque Isle, Maine, and Caribou, Maine
    Chicago, Illinois
    • Wilcox studio at 75 Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois
    Boston, Massachusetts
    • Dunshee studio at 22 Winter Street, Boston, Massachusetts - 2
    • Katz studio at 7 Tremont Row, Boston, Massachusetts

    I'm including a few photographs of some of the adults in hopes that a reader will recognize the people from family collections and research.












    Again, if you have any insights on this photograph album, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    19th Century Photograph Album Presumably Related to the Burneau and Seymour Families of Vermont and Massachusetts


    Photograph album, measuring approximately 11" by 8" by 2", that appears to be related to the Burneau, Matthews and Seymour families of Middlebury, Vermont, and Worcester, Massachusetts, and beyond.

    Note: this family may be related to the Burnor family of the Norwich, Vermont area, the subject of a photograph album featured in another post.  Both surnames are reportedly variants of Bernard, a surname that goes back to 17th century Acadia.

    From identifications provided on the pages in which the photographs are inserted and on the reverse of some photographs, I'm guessing that the album originally belonged to Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour, "Lena", and was passed on to one of her grandchildren.  Hopefully, a reader with knowledge of these families or Vermont genealogy will weigh in.

    The name Lena appears on the reverse of several photographs, but I believe that in most cases her name was there to indicate that the photograph was to be given to her, not to indicate that she is the person in the photograph; i.e. her name appears on the reverse of a man's photograph.

    Cabinet photograph of three women, with the women in the middle identified as "Grand mother in the centre at age 14"; she may have been Helena Mary Burneau, "Lena".  The photograph was taken by the Jackson studio of Middlebury, Vermont.



    A tintype in the album is captioned: "Grand Mother & Grand Dad before marriage, Age 20 and 23"; presumably Helena Mary Burneau, "Lena", and Edward Peter Seymour.



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

    Helena Mary Burneau, "Lena", was about March 1878 in Vermont, the daughter of Peter Burneau and Mary Louise (Matthews) Burneau.  About 1900, Lena married Edward Peter Seymour, son of Nelson Seymour and Catherine (Bowes) Seymour.  According to a Vermont birth record, which appears to be in a modern hand and may reflect a misreading of an original date, "Eddie P. Seymour" was born June 8, 1875 at New Haven, Vermont.   However, on his World War I Draft Registration Card, Edward gave his birth date as June 28, 1875.

    Lena and Edward lived in Vermont and then settled, apparently at some point after 1913, at Worcester, Massachusetts, though they may have lived briefly at New York City, where their son Bernard was born in the Bronx on May 27, 1901.  Son Daniel J. Seymour was born in 1906 at Burlington, Vermont, and sons Leo James Seymour, Hubert Louis Seymour and John Francis Seymour were born at Middlebury, Vermont, in 1903, 1907 and 1913 respectively.  Edward Peter Seymour worked as a printer and painter in the publishing industry.

    Edward P. Seymour's sister, Julia Frances Seymour, appears in two or perhaps 3 photographs, one of them when she was serving as a governess to the son of the U.S. Consul at Livorno (Leghorn), Italy.  Julia, who was born about 1871,  married George Albert McHugh back in Vermont in 1903, so her stint as a governess probably took place in a range from the 1890s to just after the turn of the century.  During that time, the Consuls to Livorno were: Isaac R. Diller; James V. Long; Charles B. Davis; Edward C. Cramer and possibly as late as the term of Francis B. Keene.

    I'd dearly love to know more about Julia's adventure in Italy!



    Sources
    • Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954 - birth record of "Eddie P. Seymour", but it appears to be in a modern hand; may have accidentally written June 8,  1875, rather than June 28, 1875
    • United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 - in his own hand, Edward wrote his birth date as June 28, 1875
    • U.S. Federal Censuses
    • Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954 - birth of son John Francis Seymour
    • Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980

    The album contains many cabinet photographs, several Cartes de Visite and one tintype.  If you have information on any of them, please leave a comment or contact me directly by the email address under Inquiries in the right margin.

    In order:
    • Cabinet photograph of an unidentified young woman; by the H. E. Bosworth studio of 380 Main Street, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • Cabinet photograph of an unidentified woman; by the Bigalow Studio of 3 Church Street, Port Henry, New York
    • Cabinet photograph of a young boy and a young woman identified on the page containing the photograph as "Aunt Julia Seymour "Taken when she was in Italy as governess to the son of the U.S. Consul.".  Julia was Julia Frances Seymour, born in 1870 in Vermont.  She was the sister of Edward Peter Seymour, who married Helena Mary Burneau, "Lena", who may have been the original owner of the photograph album.  Julia would marry George Alfred McHugh in 1903.  The photograph was taken by a studio at Livorno, Italy.
    • Cabinet photograph of a young woman; taken by the Jackson studio of Middlebury, Vermont.  The name Lena appears on the reverse, as it does on many of the photographs in the album, even men and children.  Consequently, it appears that some of the photographs were meant to be given to Lena and some, perhaps, were of Lena herself.  Helena Mary Burneau was possibly the original owner of this photograph album, before and after her marriage to Edward Peter Seymour.
    • Cabinet photograph of a young man; taken by the Jackson studio of Middlebury, Vermont.  Written on the page below the photograph: "Grandmother's brother age 16 40 years ago."  The name Lena appears on the reverse, along with: "1891" and "Geo".  I believe the young man was George W. Burneau, born about 1874 in Vermont, and brother of Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour, who was presumably the album owner.
    • Cabinet photograph of an unidentified baby, captioned: "A fourth cousin (an Angel in Heaven)".  The photograph was taken by the Jackson studio of Middlebury, Vermont.  The name Lena appears on the reverse, presumably Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour.
    • Cabinet photograph of three young women; taken by the Jackson studio of Middlebury, Vermont.  Captioned on the page containing the photograph: "Grandmother in the centre at age 14".  Written on the reverse of the photograph: "Lena 1892 14 years".  This might be a case where "Lena" might refer to Lena herself, Helena Mary Burneau, future wife of Edward Peter Seymour and presumed owner of the album.
    • Cabinet photograph of four young children identified on the page containing the photograph as "Second cousins 35 years ago."  The photograph was taken by the Jackson studio of Middlebury, Vermont.  The name Lena is written on the back, presumably referring to the fact that the photograph was directed to Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour, presumed album owner.
    • Cabinet photograph of four people, either a husband, wife and two children, or a father and three children; identified on the page containing the photograph as "Second and third cousins 35 years ago."  The photograph was taken by the Jackson studio of Middlebury, Vermont.
    • Cabinet photograph of a baby; by the Jackson studio of Middlebury, Vermont.
    • Cabinet photograph of a young woman identified on the page containing the photograph as "Miss Daniels 35 years ago."  The photograph was taken by the Jackson Studio of Middlebury, Vermont.
    • Cabinet photograph of a young woman; no studio imprint.  Bears a resemblance to Julia Frances Seymour, who appears in two other photographs in the album.
    • Cabinet photograph of a baby identified on the page containing the photograph as "Daddy Age 9 months".  Presumably one of the sons of Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour and Edward Peter Seymour.
    • Cabinet photograph of an unidentified young man; described as "Cousin" on the page  containing the photograph.  The photograph was taken by the Tibert studio of Worcester, Massachusetts.   Lena had nephews named Crane, who lived at or near Worcester, Massachusetts; perhaps the young man was one of them: John Sherman Crane, Allan Raymond Crane or Grant Earl Crane.  Their mother, Lena's sister, was Adella Lizzie (Burneau) Crane Kohler, whose first husband was Theron M. Crane.
    • Cabinet photograph of an unidentified young woman; taken by the Hevy studio of 397 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.
    • Cabinet photograph of a woman identified on the page containing the photograph as "Great Aunt Della Kohler 30 years ago."  The facing page contains a photograph of Della's second husband, Charles Kohler, mayor of Goshen, Indiana.  Adella Lizzie Burneau, older sister of Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour.  Della had first been married to Theron M. Crane and had several children with him, but they apparently divorced.
    • Cabinet photograph of a man identified on the page containing the photograph as "Great Uncle Charles Kohler when he was mayor of Goshen, Ind.".  The photograph was taken by the William Parfitt studio of Goshen, Indiana.  The facing page contains a photograph of Charles' second wife, Adella Lizzie (Burneau) Crane Kohler.  More about Charles Kohler here.
    • Cabinet photograph of an older man identified on the page containing the photograph as "Great Grand father".  The photograph was taken by the Chickering studio of 21 West Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Was he perhaps Mr. Burneau, Mr. Matthews, Mr. Seymour or Mr. Bowes?
    • Cabinet photograph of a young woman identified on the page containing the photograph as "Grandmother's Sister Rose 40 years ago.".  The photograph was taken by the Notman Photo Company of 3 Park Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  The name Lena appears on the reverse of the photograph.  Rosalie Burneau was the older sister of Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour, presumed owner of the album.   Rose apparently never married.  She died of stomach cancer in 1922 at Goshen, Indiana; her sister Adella Lizzie (Burneau) Crane Kohler was the informant on Rose's death record.
    • Cabinet photograph of a young girl identified on the page containing the photograph as "Cousin Edith Nisun 35 years ago."; taken by the Thibault studio of Burlington, Vermont.  Edith Elizabeth Nisun was the daughter of Frank A. Nisun and Minnie E. Delphia, whose mother was a sister to Mary Louise (Matthews) Burneau, mother of presumed album owner Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour, "Lena".  Edith would marry William Patrick Casey.
    • Cabinet photograph of two boys, identified on the page containing the photograph as "Cousins 45 years ago".  The photograph was taken by the W. I. Rood studio of Spencer, Iowa.  
    • Cabinet photograph of two boys and a dog - the boys might be the same boys as noted in the previous photograph; identified as "Cousins" on the page containing the photograph, which was taken by the Medlar studio of Spencer, Iowa.
    • Cabinet photograph of a young woman identified on the page containing the photograph as "3rd Cousin May Berringer.  The photograph was taken by the William A. Webster studio of Waltham, Massachusetts.
    • Cabinet photograph of a young man identified on the page containing the photograph as "Frank Barrows, 3rd Cousin 40 years ago.".  The photograph was taken by the J. W. Brown studio of 187 Main Street, Norwich, Connecticut and Milford, Massachusetts [most likely the latter site].  Franklin Lewis Barrows was born in 1871 in Vermont, the son of Martin Nailor Barrows and Jennie Lenora (Matthews) Barrows, who was a sister to Mary Louise (Matthews) Burneau, mother of presumed album owner Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour, "Lena".
    • Cabinet photograph of an older man identified on the page containing the photograph as "Great Uncle Seymour".  The photograph was taken by the A. W. Perkins studio of Claremont, New Hampshire.  Presumably an uncle or brother of Julia Frances Seymour and Edward Peter Seymour, whose wife, Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour, was the presumed album owner.  If he was their father, that would mean that my presumption of ownership of the album by Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour and then to one of her children would be in error.
    • Written under an empty space where a cabinet photograph should have been: "Grandmother's Chum Catherine Daly. 40 years ago".  
    • Written under an empty space where a cabinet photograph should have been: "Miss Latan 35 years ago"  Not sure of surname.
    • Carte de Visite of a young woman in a very fancy hat, identified on the page containing the CDV: "Miss Halnan 35 years ago".  The CDV was made at the Jackson studio of Middlebury, Vermont.
    • Written under two empty spaces where there should have been Cartes de Visite or tintypes: "Grandmother Age 6" and "Grandmother Age 3"
    • Tintype of a young adult couple, identified on the page containing the tintype "Grand Mother & Grand Dad before marriage, Age 20 and 23".  Assuming I have identified the album owner correctly as Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour and one of her children, the couple in the tintype are presumably Helena Mary Burneau and Edward Peter Seymour.  They were three years apart, so that test is passed.
    • CDV of a young woman identified on the page containing the CDV as "Great Aunt Julia Seymour, 43 years ago".  She was presumably the same Julia Seymour as in the photograph from Italy, where she was photographed while serving as a governess to the son of the U.S. Consul.  She was the sister of Edward Peter Seymour, who married presumed album owner Helena Mary (Burneau) Seymour.
    • CDV of an unidentified woman; on a page captioned "Friends 40 years ago."
    • CDV of two unidentified young women; on a page captioned "Friends 40 years ago."
    • CDV of two unidentified men; on a page captioned "Friends 40 years ago".
    • CDV of an unidentified child; on a page captioned "Friends 40 years ago"



    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    1880s-1926 Autograph Album of Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton of Surry, Maine & Mount Desert Island


    Autograph album kept from the early 1880s through 1926 by Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton, wife of Dr. Charles Henry Leverton, who served as a Methodist minister, before and after his medical career.

    It appears that Frances married widower Benjamin Herrick Higgins, Jr., after Dr. Leverton's death; more below.


    The album measures approximately 7" by 4-1/4" and contains several mementos tucked in and the sentiments of nearly 100 of Frances' relatives and friends in Maine, Massachusetts and England.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

    Surnames in the Album

    AAllen [4]JJarvisSSargent
    AshlyJordanSewall
    BBensonKKennedy [2]Sherman
    BillingsKnight [2]Skillin
    CCampbell [2]LLawtonSmith
    CarlisleLeavitt [2]Sortwell [4]
    CarrollLeighton [2]Southard
    ClossonLincolnSt. John
    Cook [4]LordTTaylor
    DDane [3]MMacdonaldTowne
    DixMerrillTucker
    DodgeMillett [3]WWalker [7]
    DunhamMilliken [3]Warnock [5]
    EEaton [2]MorganWhite
    GGaspar [5]NNelson
    GodfreyNoble
    Grindle [3]OOber
    HHagerthyPPatterson
    Hall [2]Peaslee
    HarperPervear
    Heath [8]Powers [2]
    HigginsPyne
    Hill [2]RRussell
    Hodgdon [2]
    Hutchings


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

    Frances E. Milliken was born in 1847 in Maine, the daughter of James Augustus Milliken and Lydia Tittle (Dutch) Milliken.  Frances's father inscribed the first page in her album at Surry, Maine, on June 12, 1883.


    Frances had a twin sister, Flora A. Milliken, who married Robert L. Grindle.  Flora and Robert inscribed facing pages in the album.



    Read more about the Milliken family of Surry, Maine, from an article entitled "The Milliken Family of North Bend and the Migration to California" by Dr. Wayne H. Smith in the August 2017 issue of the Hancock Historian, a publication of the Hancock County Genealogical Society.

    About 1864, Frances, an organist, pianist and music teacher, married Charles Henry Leverton, who was born November 30, 1841 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  The 1870 Census found the couple living at Richmond, New York, where Charles was serving as a clergyman.  It was presumably Charles who was the Charles Henry Leverton who receiveded a degree from the Medical Department of New York University in 1880. 

    The couple then moved to Maine, where Charles practiced medicine in several towns, including Livermore and Mount Desert, and possibly also Searsport and Wiscasset.   In 1895, Dr. Leverton returned to his earlier profession of Methodist clergyman and, among other duties, ministered for a year at Princeton, Maine.  The General Alumni Catalog of New York University 1833-1907, published in 1908, shows Dr. Leverton as retired and living at Cataumet, Massachusetts, the residence of several inscribers.

    I didn't find records for any children for Frances and Charles.  Charles died in 1908 at Mount Desert, Maine.  Frances lived until 1932.

    A 1923 record shows a marriage at Bar Harbor, Maine, between Frances Leverton - with a variant for Frances Milliken - and Benjamin H. Higgins.  I'm assuming that Benjamin was Benjamin Herrick Higgins, Jr., widower of Louisa J. (Lurvey) Higgins.  Frances died in 1932; death records give her name as Frances E. Leverton.  If the 1923 bride was indeed Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton, she apparently kept or took back the Leverton name after the death of Benjamin H. Higgins, Jr. in 1928.

    Frances and Charles are buried in the Brookside Cemetery at Somesville, Mount Desert, Maine.  Benjamin Herrick Higgins, Jr., is buried in the Higgins Cemetery at Bar Harbor, Maine.

    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.

    Sources

    Among the interesting pages in the album:

    Page inscribed by Philip Pervear of Sedgwick, Maine, who inscribed his page on March 3, 1885, when he described himself as 105 years old, having been born at Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, on December 8, 1779.


    Page inscribed by the Walker family of Mount Desert Island, Maine, with the expression "We appreciate the loyal cooperation you have always shown"; with the names of Joseph N. Walker; Mary C. Walker; Ruth S. Walker of Mount Desert, Maine; inscribed on August 21, 1912;  Charlotte Peyton Walker;  Molly Walker Macdonald; Dorothea Walker;  Paul Walker; Samuel J. Walker.


    Page inscribed by Sophia  A. Towne; inscribed at Beverly, Massachusetts, on August 6, 1883.  "Aged 62 yrs".  Frances' cousin.  She was Sophia A. (Strickland) Towne, wife or widow of Nathan Webster Towne and grandmother of the 4 children named on the overleaf: Willie W. Towne; Georgia J. Towne; Freddie S. Millett; Annie C. Millett.  I believe Sophia and Frances were linked by their Tittle ancestors.



    Mementos in the album:




    The Franklin Club:


    Class of 1880 ribbon:


    Newspaper or magazine clipping of photograph of John Edward Nelson, Maine politician, and family.



    Also tucked in the album are notes from a doctor's lecture, possibly a lecture by Dr. Charles Henry Leverton, and a letter sent from Edinburgh, Scotland to Frances in 1888.

    Alphabetical List of Inscribers and People mentioned in the Mementos Tucked in the Album

    A
    • Mrs. Mary A. Allen of Sedgwick, Maine; inscribed on May 9, 1993.  "age 57".  Mary Ann (Wilson) Allen whose  husband Charles Crosby Allen inscribed the right facing page.
    • Charles C. Allen of Sedgwick, Maine; inscribed on May 7, 1886.  "age 62".  Charles Crosby Allen, whose wife Mary Ann (Wilson) Allen inscribed the left facing page.
    • Annie L. Allen of Sedgwick, Maine; inscribed on May 7, 1885.  "Age 14"
    • George T. Allen of Sedgwick, Maine; inscribed on May 9, 1884.  Son of inscribers George Crosby Allen and Mary Ann (Wilson) Allen
    • Isabella Ashly of Cambridge, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 28, 1892
    B
    • Alma M. Benson of South Lubec, Maine; inscribed on January 28, 1886
    • Josie A. Billings of Seal Cove, Maine; inscribed on November 23, 1883
    C
    • Robert E. Campbell of Seal Harbor, Maine; inscribed at Wiscasset, Maine, on February 10, 1889.  His wife Evelyn (Lynam) Campbell inscribed the right facing page.
    • Evelyn Campbell of Seal Harbor, Maine; inscribed at Wiscasset, Maine, on February 10, 1889.  She was Evelyn (Lynam) Campbell, whose husband Robert E. Campbell inscribed the left facing page.
    • W. A. Carlisle or W. H. Carlisle of Bangor, Maine; inscribed on November 2, 1886
    • Mary Ann Carroll of Southwest Harbor, Maine; inscribed on March 17, 1926.  "Born May 7, 1835".  She would die a few months later, on November 29, 1926.
    • C. H. Closson of Sedgwick, Maine; inscribed on August 31, 1885.  Perhaps Charles H. Closson
    • Earl C. Cook of Cataumet, Massachusetts; inscribed on April 3, 1906.  " nine years old". "Born Apr 24 - 1896".  Earl spelled Cataumet as Cataunet.  He was Earl Clinton Cook, whose sister Blanche Gertrude Cook inscribed the right facing page and whose parents Hattie A. (Shaw) Orcutt Cook and Nathaniel Bartlett Cook inscribed the following facing pages.
    • Blanche Gertrude Cook of Cataumet, Massachusetts; inscribed on April 3, 1906.  "ten years old".  "Born Nov 15 - 1894".  Blanche's brother Earl Clinton Cook inscribed the left facing page and her parents Hattie A. (Shaw) Orcutt Cook and Nathaniel Bartlett Cook inscribed the following facing pages.
    • Hattie A. Cook of Cataumet, Massachusetts; inscribed on April 3, 1906.  "Born Apr 13 - 1861"  Hattie Allena [or Ellena] (Shaw) Orcutt Cook, whose 2nd husband Nathaniel Bartlett Cook inscribed the right facing page, and whose children Earl Clinton Cook and Blanche Gertrude Cook inscribed the preceding facing pages.
    • Nathaniel B. Cook; inscribed at Cataumet, Massachusetts, on April 3, 1906.  "Born May 7 - 1861".  His wife Hattie Allena [or Ellena] (Shaw) Orcutt Cook inscribed the left facing page.  Their children Earl Clinton Cook and Blanche Gertrude Cook inscribed the preceding facing pages.
    D
    • Rev. Charles W. Dane; inscribed at Livermore, Maine, on April 22, 1901  .  Shared the page with his wife Carrie Emma (Curry) Dane, who wrote the name of their daughter Maybelle G. Dane.
    • Carrie E. Dane; inscribed on April 22, 1901 at Livermore, Maine.  Carrie Emma (Curry) Dane shared the page with her husband Rev. Charles W. Dane; she also wrote the name of their daughter Maybelle G. Dane.
    • Maybelle G. Dane; her name written by her mother Carrie Emma (Curry) Dane, who shared the page inscribed at Livermore, Maine, on April 22, 1901, with her husband Rev. Charles W. Dane.
    • Linda B. Dix of Mt. Desert, Maine; inscribed on September 30, 1885
    • A. C. Dodge of Sedgwick, Maine; inscribed on March 2, 1884
    • Louise Dunham; inscribed at Castle Creek, New York, on January 15, 1890
    E
    • Alice Elizabeth Eaton of Sedgwick, Maine; inscribed on May 9, 1885.  "Don't forget the white store on the right."
    • Susan O. Eaton; inscribed at Sedgwick, Maine, on May 9, 1885
    G
    • Evelyn M. Gaspar of Surry, Maine; inscribed on August 7, 1921.  She was Evelyn Mary (Bemis) Gaspar, wife of Willie Everett Gaspar who inscribed the right facing page.
    • Willie E. Gaspar of Surry, Maine; inscribed on August 7, 1921.  He was Willie Everett Gaspar, husband of Evelyn Mary (Bemis) Gaspar, who inscribed the left facing page.  The Gaspar family was related to the Milliken family of album owner Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton.
    • Manford E. Gaspar of Surry, Maine.  Shared the page with his brother W. Albert Gaspar.  They were the sons of inscribers Willie Everett Gaspar and Evelyn Mary (Bemis) Gaspar.
    • W. Albert Gaspar.  Shared the page with his brother Manford E. Gaspar of Surry, Maine.  They were the sons of inscribers Willie Everett Gaspar and Evelyn Mary (Bemis) Gaspar.
    • Philena Ellura Gaspar of Surry, Maine; inscribed on August 7, 1921.  "age 26 years".  Daughter of inscribers Willie Everett Gaspar and Evelyn Mary (Bemis) Gaspar.
    • Sarah Godfrey of South Lubec, Maine; inscribed on February 21, 1886
    • R. L. Grindle; inscribed at Mt. Desert, Maine, on April 28, 1885.  He was Robert Lowell Grindle, whose wife Flora A. (Milliken) Grindle inscribed the right facing page.
    • Flora A. Grindle of Mt. Desert, Maine.  She was Flora A. (Milliken) Grindle, wife of Robert Lowell Grindle, who inscribed the left facing page, and twin sister of album owner Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton.
    • Joshua Grindle of Mendocino City, California; inscribed on June 7, 1889.  Presumably the Joshua Grindle who was a brother to Robert Lowell Grindle, husband of Frances' twin sister Flora.
    H
    • A. C. Hagerthy of Sedgwick, Maine; inscribed in 1884.  Presumably Alexander C. Hagerthy
    • Frank H. Hall of Livermore, Maine; "Pastor of M.E. Church Apr, 1901 to Apr. 1903".  His wife Eveline F. (Kelley) inscribed the right facing page.  Frank, born at Leeds, Maine, and Eveline, born at Chelsea, Massachusetts, were married at Stoneham, Massachusetts, on July 6, 1898.
    • Eveline F. Hall of Livermore, Maine; inscribed on 4-10-1903.  She was Eveline F. (Kelley) Hall, whose husband, Pastor Frank H. Hall, inscribed the left facing page.  Frank, born at Leeds, Maine, and Eveline, born at Chelsea, Massachusetts, were married at Stoneham, Massachusetts, on July 6, 1898.
    • Mrs. Fannie E. Harper of Seal Cove, Maine; inscribed on November 23, 1883
    • M. J. Heath; inscribed on November 23, 1883.  Willie H. Heath inscribed the right facing page.
    • Willie H. Heath of Seal Cove, Maine; inscribed on July 13, 1883.  M. J. Heath inscribed the left facing page.
    • Fred W. Heath, "Age 13".  His name and that of Victor A. Heath appear on a page inscribed in what appears to be the same handwriting on November 23, 1883 at Seal Cove, Maine.
    • Victor A. Heath, "Age 5".  His name and that of Fred W. Heath appear on a page inscribed in what appears to be the same handwriting on November 23, 1883 at Seal Cove, Maine.
    • William W. A. Heath, "29 - 6 mos".  Inscribed at Seal Cove, Maine, on November 23, 1883.  "William Webster Allen Heath.  "We shall gratefully remember Mrs. Leverton as Louisa's & Julian's first teacher in music."  His wife Alvena D. (McKenzie) Heath shared the page and included the names of her children Julian J. Heath and Louisa M. Heath.
    •  Alvena D. Heath.  She was Alvena D. (McKenzie) Heath, who shared the page with her husband William William Webster Allen Heath; she included the names of her children Julian J. Heath and Louisa M. Heath.
    • Julian J. Heath age 9.  His name was written on a page shared by his parents William Webster Allen Heath and Alvena D. (McKenzie) Heath of Seal Cove, Maine
    • Louisa M. Heath age 11.  Her name was written on a page shared by her parents William Webster Allen Heath and Alvena D. (McKenzie) Heath of Seal Cove, Maine
    • Eldora Lurvey Higgins of Indian Point, Maine; inscribed on March 17, 1925.  Mentions date of January 22, 1858, which was the birth date of Eldora Maria Lurvey, who married Frank Lurvey Higgins in 1875.
    • Willie W. Hill, "6 years and 7 months".  His name and that of his sibling Georgie J. Hill and cousins Freddie S. Millett and Annie C. Millett appear on a page inscribed at Beverly, Massachusetts, on August 16, 1883, presumably inscribed by their grandmother Sophia A. (Strickland) Towne, who inscribed the overleaf.
    • Georgie J. Hill "4 years and 7 months".  His name and that of his sibling Willie W. Hill and cousins Freddie S. Millett and Annie C. Millett appear on a page inscribed at Beverly, Massachusetts, on August 16, 1883, presumably inscribed by their grandmother Sophia A. (Strickland) Towne, who inscribed the overleaf.
    • Myra N. Hodgdon of Seal Cove, Maine.  She was Almira Norton (Ober) Hodgdon, "Myra", wife of Capt. John Faxon Hodgdon and mother of Annie S. Hodgdon.  Myra's daughter Annie L. Hodgdon, "age 8", shared the page.  Since Annie was born about 1874, the page was presumably inscribed about 1882.
    • Annie L.. Hodgdon of Seal Cove, Maine, age 8 years.  Annie Louisa Hodgdon, who was born about 1874, daughter of Capt. John Faxon Hodgdon and Almira Norton (Ober) Hodgdon, "Myra", who also inscribed the page.  Since Annie was born about 1874, the page was presumably inscribed about 1882.
    • Lillie Hutchings of Sedgwick, Maine; inscribed on December 25, 1883.  "age 13"
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    • E. P. Jarvis of Brooklyn, New York; inscribed on September 26, 1883
    • Rosalie M. Jordan of Bar Harbor, Maine; inscribed on July 21, 1883
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    • Elizabeth Gray Kennedy, "4 yrs old".  Inscribed to Aunt Fran, presumably written by her mother or father.  Her mother, Mabel G. (Skillin) Kennedy inscribed the right facing page as Mrs. F. R. Kennedy.  (wife of Frank R. Kennedy)
    • Mrs. F. R. Kennedy of Portland, Maine; inscribed during a visit to Surry, Maine, on September 6, 1922.  She was Mabel G. (Skillin), wife of Frank R. Kennedy and mother of Elizabeth Gray Kennedy, whose name appears on the left facing page.
    • Miss Florence Knight.  Name appears on the program for a meeting of The Franklin Club, with music and readings by Miss Florence Knight; Dr. C. A. Peaslee; Capt. R. H. Tucker; Miss Lizzie Patterson; Miss Carrie Knight; Mr. F. W. Sewall; Mr. C. S. Pyne; Mr. S. H. White; Mrs. C. H. Leverton [album owner Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton]; and Miss Louise Lincoln.
    • Miss Carrie Knight.  Name appears on the program for a meeting of The Franklin Club, with music and readings by Miss Florence Knight; Dr. C. A. Peaslee; Capt. R. H. Tucker; Miss Lizzie Patterson; Miss Carrie Knight; Mr. F. W. Sewall; Mr. C. S. Pyne; Mr. S. H. White; Mrs. C. H. Leverton [album owner Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton]; and Miss Louise Lincoln.
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    • Sara E. Lawton of Gardiner, Maine; inscribed on September 6, 1922
    • W E. Leavitt; inscribed at Lubec, Maine, on December 25, 1885.  Presumably Wealthy Ellen (Wormell) Leavitt, 2nd wife of Loring Foss Leavitt
    • Lulu Leavitt; inscribed at Lubec, Maine, on November 15, 1885
    • Flora B. Leighton of Harrington, Maine
    • Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton of Surry, Maine and other Maine places, album owner.  Wife of Dr. Charles Henry Leverton,  Several newspaper clippings about Frances and her husband are pasted throughout the album, and their names appear on several mementos tucked in the album.. 
    • Miss Louise Lincoln.  Name appears on the program for a meeting of The Franklin Club, with music and readings by Miss Florence Knight; Dr. C. A. Peaslee; Capt. R. H. Tucker; Miss Lizzie Patterson; Miss Carrie Knight; Mr. F. W. Sewall; Mr. C. S. Pyne; Mr. S. H. White; Mrs. C. H. Leverton [album owner Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton]; and Miss Louise Lincoln.
    • Bertha A. Lord; inscribed on April 29, 1902
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    • Molly Walker Macdonald.  The Walker family inscribed "We appreciate the loyal cooperation you have always shown".  Family members: Joseph N. Walker; Mary C. Walker; Ruth S. Walker of Mount Desert, Maine; inscribed on August 21, 1912; Charlotte Peyton Walker; Molly Walker Macdonald; Dorothea Walker; Paul Walker; and Samuel J. Walker.
    • Addie E. Merrill of Sedgwick, Maine; inscribed on September 2, 1884
    • J. G. Millett; inscribed on August 4, 1884.  Not sure of initials.  Presumably dry goods dealer John Groves Millett of Beverly, Massachusetts
    • Freddie S. Millett "7 years and 10 months".  His name and that of his sibling Annie C. Millett and cousins Willie W. Hill and Georgie J. Hill appear on a page inscribed at Beverly, Massachusetts, on August 16, 1883, presumably inscribed by their grandmother Sophia A. (Strickland) Towne, who inscribed the overleaf.
    • Annie C. Millett "7 years and 7 months".  Her name and that of her sibling Freddie S. Millett and cousins Willie W. Hill and Georgie J. Hill appear on a page inscribed at Beverly, Massachusetts, on August 16, 1883, presumably inscribed by their grandmother Sophia A. (Strickland) Towne, who inscribed the overleaf. 
    • James A. Milliken of Surry, Maine; inscribed on June 12, 1883.  Presumably Frances' father James Augustus Milliken
    • Flora F. Milliken of Surry, Maine; inscribed on May 1, 1885.  Frances' niece.  Flora was the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth (Phillips) Milliken and William Roland Milliken, who was the brother of album owner Frances.  Flora was born about 1870.
    • H. Augustus Milliken, M.D.; inscribed on October 10, 1915.  He was Howard Augustus Milliken, M.D. (1874-1953), son of album owner Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton's brother William Roland Milliken.
    • Nellie B. Morgan of Sedgwick, Maine; inscribed on December 25, 1883.  "Age 12"
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    • John E. Nelson, Candidate for Congress; photograph of him and his family by the Nelson Club of Waterville.  
    • George H. Noble of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on August 15, 1883
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    • Leslie C. Ober of Seal Cove, Maine; inscribed on October 20, 1883
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    • Miss Lizzie Patterson.  Name appears on the program for a meeting of The Franklin Club, with music and readings by Miss Florence Knight; Dr. C. A. Peaslee; Capt. R. H. Tucker; Miss Lizzie Patterson; Miss Carrie Knight; Mr. F. W. Sewall; Mr. C. S. Pyne; Mr. S. H. White; Mrs. C. H. Leverton [album owner Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton]; and Miss Louise Lincoln.
    • Dr. C. A. Peaslee.  Name appears on the program for a meeting of The Franklin Club, with music and readings by Miss Florence Knight; Dr. C. A. Peaslee; Capt. R. H. Tucker; Miss Lizzie Patterson; Miss Carrie Knight; Mr. F. W. Sewall; Mr. C. S. Pyne; Mr. S. H. White; Mrs. C. H. Leverton [album owner Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton]; and Miss Louise Lincoln.
    • Philip Pervear; inscribed at Sedgwick, Maine, on March 3, 1885.  "This is My Name  Philip Pervear I was Born in the town of Hampton Falls State of NH December 8, 1779 Am.  Now 105 years old."
    • J. S. Powers or J. S. Powers; inscribed at Seal Cove, Maine, on November 22, 1883.  Presumably Sea Capt. James Studley Powers, husband of Angeline (Ober) Powers and father of Myra Hunter Powers, whose name also appears on the page, but her name looks to be in the same handwriting as that of J. S. Powers.  Read an article on a farmhouse built later by Capt. James Studley Powers
    • Myra Hunter Powers, age 8.  Her name appears on a page inscribed at Seal Cove, Maine, on November 22, 1883, by J. S. Powers, who may have been her father Capt. James Studley Powers
    • Mr. C. S. Pyne.  Name appears on the program for a meeting of The Franklin Club, with music and readings by Miss Florence Knight; Dr. C. A. Peaslee; Capt. R. H. Tucker; Miss Lizzie Patterson; Miss Carrie Knight; Mr. F. W. Sewall; Mr. C. S. Pyne; Mr. S. H. White; Mrs. C. H. Leverton [album owner Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton]; and Miss Louise Lincoln.
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    • Maria Russell Russell; inscribed on August 27, 1892, either at Wiscasset, Maine or at Barnstaple, Devon, England, both of which are mentioned.  I suspect the former date, as other inscriptions in the album from Massachusetts occur on that date or in that time frame.  Presumably Maria, of Barnstaple, Devon, England, was visiting at Wiscasset when she inscribed the page.
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    • Elmer E. Sargent of Mt. Desert, Maine; inscribed on November 26, 1883
    • Mr. F. W. Sewall.  Name appears on the program for a meeting of The Franklin Club, with music and readings by Miss Florence Knight; Dr. C. A. Peaslee; Capt. R. H. Tucker; Miss Lizzie Patterson; Miss Carrie Knight; Mr. F. W. Sewall; Mr. C. S. Pyne; Mr. S. H. White; Mrs. C. H. Leverton [album owner Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton]; and Miss Louise Lincoln.
    • Lucy E. Sherman of Wiscasset, Maine; inscribed on August 14, 1891
    • Hester Pratt Skillin of Freeport, Maine; inscribed on September 6, 1922.  "Age 16 years."  "I shall always remember the matches Aunt Fran tried to make for me in Surry."
    • Lettie A. Smith; inscribed at Pretty Marsh, Maine, on November 25, 1883.  Pretty Marsh is a village in the town of Mount Desert, Maine, located on the western coast of Mount Desert Island.
    • Frances Sortwell of Cambridge, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 28, 1892.  Frances Augusta Sortwell, whose sister Clara Sortwell inscribed the right facing page.
    • Clara Sortwell of 335 Harvard Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 28, 1892.  Her sister Frances Augusta Sortwell inscribed the left facing page.
    • Edward Carter Sortwell of Cambridge, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 28, 1892.  His brother Daniel Richard Sortwell inscribed the right facing page.
    • Daniel Richard Sortwell of Cambridge, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 28, 1892.  His brother Edward Carter Sortwell inscribed the left facing page.
    • Victoria Southard of Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed on October 24, 1889
    • Lauretta St. John of Castle Creek, New York; inscribed on January 16, 1890, or June 16, 1890, but where the 9 in 1890 has been superimposed over what appears to be an 8, I'm assuming it was January 16, 1890.
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    • Minnie A. Taylor of San Francisco, California; inscribed on June 19, 1889
    • Sophia A. Towne; inscribed at Beverly, Massachusetts, on August 6, 1883.  "Aged 62 yrs".  Frances' cousin.  She was Sophia A. (Strickland) Towne, wife or widow of Nathan Webster Towne and grandmother of the 4 children named on the overleaf: Willie W. Towne; Georgia J. Towne; Freddie S. Millett; Annie C. Millett.  I believe Sophia and Frances were linked by their Tittle ancestors.
    • Capt. R. H. Tucker.  Name appears on the program for a meeting of The Franklin Club, with music and readings by Miss Florence Knight; Dr. C. A. Peaslee; Capt. R. H. Tucker; Miss Lizzie Patterson; Miss Carrie Knight; Mr. F. W. Sewall; Mr. C. S. Pyne; Mr. S. H. White; Mrs. C. H. Leverton [album owner Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton]; and Miss Louise Lincoln.
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    • Joseph N. Walker.  The Walker family inscribed "We appreciate the loyal cooperation you have always shown".  Family members: Joseph N. Walker; Mary C. Walker; Ruth S. Walker of Mount Desert, Maine; inscribed on August 21, 1912; Charlotte Peyton Walker; Molly Walker Macdonald; Dorothea Walker; Paul Walker; and Samuel J. Walker.
    • Mary C. Walker.  The Walker family inscribed "We appreciate the loyal cooperation you have always shown".  Family members: Joseph N. Walker; Mary C. Walker; Ruth S. Walker of Mount Desert, Maine; inscribed on August 21, 1912; Charlotte Peyton Walker; Molly Walker Macdonald; Dorothea Walker; Paul Walker; and Samuel J. Walker.
    • Ruth S. Walker of Mount Desert, Maine; inscribed on August 21, 1912.  The Walker family inscribed "We appreciate the loyal cooperation you have always shown".  Family members: Joseph N. Walker; Mary C. Walker; Ruth S. Walker of Mount Desert, Maine; inscribed on August 21, 1912; Charlotte Peyton Walker; Molly Walker Macdonald; Dorothea Walker; Paul Walker; and Samuel J. Walker.
    • Charlotte Peyton Walker.  The Walker family inscribed "We appreciate the loyal cooperation you have always shown".  Family members: Joseph N. Walker; Mary C. Walker; Ruth S. Walker of Mount Desert, Maine; inscribed on August 21, 1912; Charlotte Peyton Walker; Molly Walker Macdonald; Dorothea Walker; Paul Walker; and Samuel J. Walker.
    • Dorothea Walker.  The Walker family inscribed "We appreciate the loyal cooperation you have always shown".  Family members: Joseph N. Walker; Mary C. Walker; Ruth S. Walker of Mount Desert, Maine; inscribed on August 21, 1912; Charlotte Peyton Walker; Molly Walker Macdonald; Dorothea Walker; Paul Walker; and Samuel J. Walker.
    • Paul Walker.  The Walker family inscribed "We appreciate the loyal cooperation you have always shown".  Family members: Joseph N. Walker; Mary C. Walker; Ruth S. Walker of Mount Desert, Maine; inscribed on August 21, 1912; Charlotte Peyton Walker; Molly Walker Macdonald; Dorothea Walker; Paul Walker; and Samuel J. Walker.
    • Samuel J. Walker.  The Walker family inscribed "We appreciate the loyal cooperation you have always shown".  Family members: Joseph N. Walker; Mary C. Walker; Ruth S. Walker of Mount Desert, Maine; inscribed on August 21, 1912; Charlotte Peyton Walker; Molly Walker Macdonald; Dorothea Walker; Paul Walker; and Samuel J. Walker.
    • Mattie Warnock of Castle Creek, New York; "11 Years old"; inscribed on January 21, 1890.  Shared the page with her sister Blanche Warnock; their sister Jennie inscribed the right facing page.
    • Blanche Warnock "3 years"; very childish handwriting so perhaps written by Blanche herself.  Shared the page with her sister Mattie Warnock; their sister Jennie inscribed the right facing page.
    • Jennie Warnock; inscribed at Castle Creek, New York, on January 21, 1890.  "14 years".  Her sisters Mattie Warnock and Blanche Warnock inscribed the left facing page.
    • Rev. Thomas R. Warnock, pastor of Castle Creek M. E. Church; inscribed at the Wyoming Conference.   His wife, Lottie (Dimon) Warnock, inscribed the right facing page.  
    • Mrs. Lottie A. Warnock of Castle Creek, New York; inscribed on January 14, 1890.  She was Lottie (Dimon) Warnock, whose husband Rev. Thomas R. Warnock inscribed the left facing page.
    • Mr. S. H. White.  Name appears on the program for a meeting of The Franklin Club, with music and readings by Miss Florence Knight; Dr. C. A. Peaslee; Capt. R. H. Tucker; Miss Lizzie Patterson; Miss Carrie Knight; Mr. F. W. Sewall; Mr. C. S. Pyne; Mr. S. H. White; Mrs. C. H. Leverton [album owner Frances E. (Milliken) Leverton]; and Miss Louise Lincoln.