Sunday, December 10, 2017

Autograph Album given to Ernest Spence in 1883 by the Presbyterian Sabbath School of Niagara Falls South, Ontario


Autograph album that was given to "Earnest Spence" at Christmas in 1883 by the Presbyterian Sabbath School at Niagara Falls South, Ontario.


Interestingly, "Papa", inscribed a page at Brooklyn, New York, in 1886.  If "Papa" was Ernest's father, was he visiting Ernest, who perhaps was living or studying at Brooklyn, New York?  Had the entire family moved, at least for a time?  Was "Papa" Ernest's grandfather?


The album measures approximately 6-1/4" by 4-3/4" and contains only 4 inscriptions.  The other two inscriptions:

Aunt Annie Burgess; inscribed at Niagara Falls South, on April 25, 1885; presumably the sister of Ernest's mother Grace (Burgess) Spence.

Hanna E. Leeds of Lincoln, Illinois; inscribed on September 9, 1887 at Niagara Falls, Ontario.  Presumably the daughter of Dr. Lucien LaVassa Leeds and Hannah (Wilson) Leeds.

From brief online research, hopefully correct, and hopefully with the correct Ernest Spence - corrections and additions requested:

Ernest was presumably the William Ernest Spence who was born December 8, 1871 in Ontario, Canada, the son of William Spence and Grace (Burgess) Spence.  Sadly, Ernest died on September 14, 1891; he's buried in the Drummond Hill Cemetery at Niagara Falls, Ontario.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or if you feel that Ernest was another person, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

1891 Autograph Album of Alice Marshall, Presumably Providence, Rhode Island; Class of 1891


Autograph album with inscriptions from 1891 that belonged to Alice Marshall, presumably of Providence, Rhode Island, in the Class of 1891.  I believe this was the Class of 1891 at Providence High School, but one inscriber mentioned C.S.C.


The album, overstuffed and diamond-shaped, measures approximately 5-1/2" by 5" and contains the sentiments of 45 of Alice's friends and classmates.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album


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AArnoldHHaywardRRhodes
BBlakeHealey [2]Richards
BossHowardRooney
BrownHowarthSSessions [2]
BurnsHowesSpink
CCainKKerrWWright
ClappLLewis [2]
ClarkMMarshall
CollamoreMcAdams
CrookMcDuff
CurleyMcKeen
DDarlingMcManus
DayMcQuaid
DowlerMoss
FFairbanksNNolan
FitchNowell
Foster [2]PPhillips
FullerPuffer

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

Alice Marshall may have been Alice Mitchell Marshall, born November 7, 1877 in Rhode Island, the daughter of Andrew and Eliza Marshall.  This Alice married Hugh Albert Walker on May 27, 1902.  The couple had at least two children before Alice's untimely death in 1910.  She's buried in the Pocasset Cemetery at Cranston, Rhode Island.

If you have corrections to the information above, if you feel that Alice Marshall was a different person, or if you have information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.



Inscribers in the Album
  • Edwin E. Arnold of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 26, no year written.  Class of 1891
  • Albert Blake of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  •  Marcia L. Boss of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Annie Snow Brown; inscribed on February 26, 1891
  • Annie L. Burns of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 1, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Nellie Cain of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on April 28, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Edith R. Clapp of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on March 6, 1891
  • Edwin L. Clark of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91.  C.S.C.
  • Edna A. Collamore of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Lizzie A. Crook of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on June 18, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Mamie Curley of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on March 31, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Ernest L. Darling of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Olive M. Day; inscribed on May 12, 1891
  • Reuben H. Dowler; inscribed on June 25, 1891
  • Clarence E. Fairbanks of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Mattie Fitch of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Agnes A. Foster of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Mabel Foster of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 12, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Edwin P. Fuller; inscribed on June 23, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Gertrude B. Hayward of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Katie Healey of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91.  Middle initial possibly S or T or ?
  • Stella B. Healey; inscribed on May 12, 1891.  Class of '91
  • E. H. Howard; inscribed at Providence, Rhode Island, on June 12, 1891
  • Mary E. Howarth of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 1, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Irving L. Howes of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on June 18, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Elizabeth H. Kerr; or Elizabeth A. Kerr; inscribed on June 4, 1891.  Class of '91
  • J. Whitford Lewis of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on June 25, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Lula N. Lewis of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Alice Marshall, presumably of Providence, Rhode Island; album owner
  • Christina G. McAdams of Providence, Rhode Island;  Class of '91
  • H. A. McDuff; inscribed on June 25, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Ernest McKeen of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on June 23, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Maggie E. V. McManus of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Mary A. McQuaid of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Ella Moss of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 12, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Gertrude M. Nolan of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 11, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Maud J. Nowell of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Fred G. Phillips of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on June 23, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Edythe S. Puffer of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Frank O. Rhodes of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on June 23, 1891.  Class of '91
  • John J. Richards of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on June 23, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Rose E. Rooney of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on March 10, 1891
  • Annie E. Sessions of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Hattie H. Sessions of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '91
  • Eva E. Spink; inscribed on May 27, 1891.  Class of '91
  • Ruth F. Wright of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on March 6, 1891.  Class of '91


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Saturday, December 9, 2017

1880s Autograph Album of Flora, presumably of Mount Vernon, New York


1880s autograph album that belonged to a Flora.  Since most of the sentiments were inscribed at Mount Vernon, New York, Flora likely hailed from there.

One inscriber called herself Flora's schoolmate, so Flora was presumably an adolescent in the 1880s.  Another, John, called himself Flora's brother; he may have been a sibling, but he may have been referring to a religious or fraternal relationship.


The first sentiment in the album may provide a clue to Flora's identity.  Hopefully a reader who understands the language will provide a translation and the inscriber's name.   I wonder if the inscriber was Flora's maternal grandmother - "Mormor"


The album, published by Beatty & Forth of New York, measures approximately 6" by 3-3/4" and contains several pages of bird illustrations throughout and the sentiments of 22 of Flora's friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.


Surnames in the Album

? [6]GGehle [2]PPearson
BBellesheimHHarperPimley
DDavisHillbergSSprenger
EEberleHinesTTaylor
EdmondsLLockwoodVVan Pelt
FForsterMMeyerWWells

If you are able to tease out Flora's identity from the list of inscribers below, or if you have information on any of the inscribers, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

B. Frank Taylor of Mount Vernon, New York; inscribed on January 14, 1884

Louisa Gehle; inscribed on January 20, 1888

Karl Meyer; inscribed at Mount Vernon, New York, on January 10, 1884

Inscribers in the Album
  • Flora, presumably of Mount Vernon, New York; album owner
  • ?; possibly Elisa Mazyan - image shown above
  • John; "Your Loving Brother, Faith, Hope & Love".  Not sure if he was a blood brother or a brother in a religious or fraternal sense.
  • Amelia; inscribed on February 14, 1884
  • Julie; inscribed on February 2, 1888; Flora's schoolmate
  • Unsigned
  • Hattie Bellesheim of Mount Vernon, New York
  • M. E. Davis of Mount Vernon, New York; inscribed on January 11, 1884
  • Lillie Eberle; inscribed on February 19, 1884
  • L. M. Edmonds of Mount Vernon, New York; inscribed on January 16, 1884
  • Carrie Forster; inscribed on August 21, 1884
  • Louisa Gehle; inscribed on January 20, 1888 - image shown above.
  • Willie Gehle; inscribed on January 20, 1888
  • M. E. Harper of Mount Vernon, New York; inscribed on January 18, 1884
  • A. H. Hillberg; inscribed on January 24, 1884
  • William A. Hines of Mount Vernon, New York; inscribed on February 10, 1889
  • Carrie E. Lockwood of Mount Vernon, New York; inscribed on January 4, 1884
  • Karl Meyer; inscribed at Mount Vernon, New York, on January 10, 1884.  Image shown above.
  • ? C. Pearson, possibly A. C. Pearson of F. C. Pearson; inscribed at Mount Vernon, New York, on January 2, 1884
  • Georgie A. Pimley of Mount Vernon, New York; inscribed on January 17, 1884
  • Agnes Sprenger of Mount Vernon, New York; inscribed on February 27, 1884
  • B. Frank Taylor of Mount Vernon, New York; inscribed on January 14, 1884 - image shown above
  • Carrie Van Pelt of Mount Vernon, New York; inscribed on February 10, 1889
  • I. E. Wells; inscribed at Mount Vernon, New York, on January 23, 1884


Thursday, December 7, 2017

1887-1902 Autograph Album of Elizabeth Jane Mitchaem of Providence, Rhode Island; student at Providence High School in 1889


Large autograph album of inscriptions dating from 1887 to 1902, most of them from students in the Class of 1889 at Providence High School at Providence, Rhode Island.  The owner was Elizabeth J. Mitchaem, "Lizzie", who received the album as a Christmas gift in 1887.  Either Lizzie or the presenter wrote and stamped her name on the inside front cover


The album measures approximately 8-1/4" by 7" and contains the sentiments of 106 of Lizzie's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.


Surnames in the Album

? [3]HHallPParent
AAngellHallworthPerry
AshHaydenPettis
AustinHogan [2]Phillips
AxeHowardPierce
BBaldwinHowarthPike
BarrettJJamesPowley [4]
BlakeJonesPrestwich
BrittonKKeenan [2]RReilley
BrooksKenyon [2]Richmond
Brown [2]LLeesRobinson
BurkeLewis [3]Rose
BurnhamLindrothRyan
BurtLuftSSalt
Butman [2]MMallally ?Searle
CCarpenterMallaly ?Smart
ClappMarshallSmirl [2]
Clark [3]McCarthySmith [2]
CollinsMcCreadyStafford
CrowellMcDermottTTaaffe
DDanielsMcKeeThompson
Darling [2]McLaughlinVVarney
DarriganMetcalfWWalsh
DurfeeMitchaem [4]Warnock
FForsythMonroeWhitehead
FullerMoore ?Wilkinson [2]
GGatesNNichols [2]Worrall
GloverNickel
GoldingNickerson

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

Elizabeth Jane Mitchaem, "Lizzie", was born, according to a Rhode Island birth record, on April 2, 1875, but her Find-a-Grave memorial gives her birth date as April 1, 1876.  Her parents were Joseph Mitchaem, a native of England, and Catherine (Whalen) Mitchaem, a native of Nova Scotia, according to Census information. 

Four of Lizzie's siblings inscribed pages in her album:  brothers George W. Mitchaem; William Mitchaem and Charles A. Mitchaem, as well as Lizzie's married sister, Ellen S. (Mitchaem) Butman, "Nellie", who was then living with her husband Royal O. Butman at Worcester, Massachusetts.






Several members of the Powley family of Monroeville, Ohio, inscribed pages in the album, father William D. Powley, postmaster at Monroeville, and sons Clarence Le Pla Powley; Clinton Henry Powley; and George S. Powley.  George included a stamp photograph. on the page he inscribed while at Providence, Rhode Island, on June 24, 1892.




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
  • Edna; Class of 89
  • Polly; inscribed on May 14, 1889 at Providence, Rhode Island
  • ?; inscribed on May 27, 1891
A
  • B. E. Angell; Class of '89
  • Nannie Belle Ash of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on February 13, 1896
  • Edithe L. Austin; inscribed at Providence, Rhode Island, on June 30, 1894
  • May E. Axe; inscribed on March 18, 1892 at Providence, Rhode Island
B
  • Henry F. Baldwin of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 21, 1889.  Class of '89
  • Hattie E. Barrett of Providence, Rhode Island; Class of '89
  • Lydia M. Blake; inscribed on June 4, 1889.  Lizzie's schoolmate
  • Maggie J. Britton; inscribed on June 24, 1889.  Class of '89
  • Emily J. Brooks; inscribed on December 24, 1894 at Providence, Rhode Island
  • Annie S. Brown; inscribed on June 26, 1889
  • Charles H. Brown; his name stamped
  • Fannie E. Burke of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on June 4, 1889.  Class of '89
  • Lizzie M. Burnham of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on September 21, 1888.  Class of '89
  • Nellie M. Burt; inscribed on May 21, 1889.  Class of '89
  • Nellie S. Butman of Worcester, Massachusetts; inscribed on July 18, 1890.  Ellen S. (Mitchaem) Butman, "Nellie", Lizzie's older sister, and wife of Royal O. Butman who inscribed the right facing page.
  • Royal O. Butman of Worcester, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 5, 1888.  Husband of Ellen S. (Michaem) Butman, "Nellie",who inscribed the left facing page.
C
  • Grace A. Carpenter of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on September 16, 1888
  • Sara Clapp; shared a page inscribed on August 30, 1897 with Carrie M. Kenyon
  • Albert E. Clark; inscribed at Providence, Rhode Island, on February 2, 1896
  • J. E. Clark of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on January 19, 1888
  • William H. Clark of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on February 14, 1888
  • Amy F. Collins; inscribed on January 18, 1888
  • Emmie R. Crowell of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 22, 1889.  Class of '89.  Presumably Emiline R. Crowell
D
  • Thomas Remington Holden Daniels of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on June 25, 1889.  Class of '89
  • Ethel M. Darling of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 17, 1889.  Class of '89
  • Ray H. Darling of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on January 16, 1888.  Class of '89
  • Maggie Darrigan; Class of '89
  • Hattie M. Durfee; inscribed at Providence, Rhode Island, on November 1, 1891
F
  • G. Forsyth; Class of '89
  • Grace E. Fuller of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 20, 1889.  Class of '89
G
  • E. B. Gates; Class of '89
  • Sarah Glover of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on September 21, 1888.  Class of '89
  • Sadie Golding
H
  • Lizzie Hall; inscribed on April 17, 1889
  • Robert Q. Hallworth; inscribed on May 21, 1889.  Class of '89
  • Louise M. Hayden; inscribed on September 21, 1888.  Class of '89
  • Katie A. Hogan of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on January 16, 1888.  Class of '89
  • Mary J. Hogan; inscribed on July 17, 1890.  "Mollie"
  • E. H. Howard; inscribed at Providence, Rhode Island, on June 25, 1889
  • Alice M. Howarth; inscribed on June 25, 1889.  Class of '89
J
  • Charles T. James of Providence, Rhode Island.  Not sure of middle initial
  • W. F. Jones; Class of '89
K
  • Eaver C. Keenan of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on July 15, 1889.  Eaver or Eva Catherine (Weeks) Keenan, whose husband Edwin Alanson Keenan inscribed the left facing page.
  • Edwin A. Keenan of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on July 15, 1889.  Edwin Alanson Keenan, whose wife Eaver or Eva Catherine (Weeks) Keenan inscribed the right facing page.
  • Carrie M. Kenyon; shared a page inscribed on August 30, 1897 with Sara Clapp
  • Evelyn A. Kenyon of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 21, 1889.  Class of '89
L
  • Mrs. John Lees; inscribed at Providence, Rhode Island, on May 14, 1889
  • Eva Lewis of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on January 8, 1888.  Lizzie's schoolmate
  • Robert H. Lewis; inscribed on January 8, 1888
  • Susan A. Lewis of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on November 13, 1890
  • Nellie V. Lindroth; Class of '89
  • Minnie A. Luft; inscribed on December 19, 1888.  Presumably Wilhelmina A. Luft
M
  • Mrs. C. B. Mallaly; inscribed at Smith's Hill, Providence, Rhode Island, on September 11, 1890
  • James H. L. Mallally or Joseph H. L. Mullally, of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on September 26, 1890.  The inscriber of the left facing page was Mrs. C. B. Mallaly; note the different surname spelling.
  • Gertie Marshall; inscribed on January 16, 1888.  Class of '89
  • Henry G. McCarthy of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on June 25, 1889.  Class of '89
  • William McCready of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on June 25, 1889.  Class of '89
  • Abby G. McDermott; inscribed on June 24, 1889.  Class of '89
  • Susie McKee; inscribed on February 22, 1895
  • James McLaughlin; inscribed on February 14, 1888
  • Howard T. Metcalf; Class of '89
  • C. A. Mitchaem of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on January 9, 1888.  Charles A. Mitchaem, Lizzie's younger brother
  • George W. Mitchaem; inscribed on January 8, 1888 at Providence, Rhode Island.  Lizzie's older brother
  • Lizzie J. Mitchaem; album owner; given the album at Christmas in 1887.  Elizabeth Jane Mitchaem, "Lizzie", of Providence, Rhode Island.  Born at Providence, Rhode Island on April 2, 1875, daughter of Joseph Mitchaem and Catherine (Whalen) Mitchael, natives of England and Nova Scotia, respectively.
  • William Mitchaem of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on January 8, 1888.  Lizzie's older brother
  • Mary F. Monroe; inscribed on April 15, 1890.  Lizzie's schoolmate at P.H.S., presumably Providence High School at Providence, Rhode Island
  • Anne G. Moore; not sure of given name or surname; inscribed on March 31., 1891.  Could be Amie G. Moore
N
  • Thomas Nichols; inscribed on March 1, 1893.  "Your talent at the Asbury Will long be remembered by me."
  • William H. Nichols of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on February 2, 1893
  • Cora Nickel; Class of '89
  • Louise M. Nickerson; inscribed on June 13, 1891
P
  • Ida Parent; inscribed on January 16, 1888.  Class of '89
  • Etta W. Perry of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on August 12, 1894
  • Ella M. Pettis of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on June 24, 1889.  Class of '89.  Lizzie's classmate
  • Minnie C. Phillips of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 15, 1889.  Class of '89
  • W. C. Pierce of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on February 15, 1888.  Not sure of middle initial
  • Grace L. Pike, or Grace S. Pike, of Providence, Rhode Island.  Class of '89.  Possibly Grace Lincoln Pike
  • Clarence Le Pla Powley; inscribed at Providence, Rhode Island, on July 23, 1894.  Son of inscriber William D. Powley and brother of inscribers Clinton Henry Powley and George S. Powley of Monroeville, Ohio
  • Clinton Henry Powley; inscribed at Monroeville, Ohio, in July 1890.  Son of inscriber William D. Powley and brother of inscribers Clarence Le Pla Powley and George S. Powley
  • George S. Powley of Monroeville, Ohio; inscribed at Providence, Rhode Island, on June 24, 1892.  Stamp photograph.  Son of inscriber William D. Powley and brother of inscribers Clinton Henry Powley and Clarence Le Pla Powley
  • W. D. Powley; inscribed at Monroeville, Ohio, in July 1890.  Presumably William D. Powley, father of inscribers Clinton Henry Powley,  Clarence Le Pla Powley and George S. Powley
  • Grace Prestwich; Class of '89
R
  • Emma Reilley; inscribed on June 4, 1889.  Class of '89
  • Eliza J. Richmond; inscribed on February 2, 1893
  • John P. Robinson, or possibly Job P. Robinson; inscribed on "Happynewyears Night 1893"
  • Etta F. Rose of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on August 21, 1888.  Class of '89
  • Minnie E. Ryan of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on May 16, 1889.  Class of '89.
S
  • Alfred E. Salt; inscribed on January 13, 1889
  • Carrie M. Searle of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on October 12, 1891
  • Howard Smart; inscribed on June 24, 1889.  Class of '89
  • Elizabeth Smirl of Providence, Rhode Island, inscribed on September 7, 1902
  • Lena Smirl of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on September 7, 1902
  • Evangeline M. Smith of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on February 13, 1896
  • Ida B. Smith; inscribed on May 30, 1892
  • John Stafford of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on July 10, 1888
T
  • Ella M. Taaffe; inscribed on January 16, 1888.  Class of '89
  • Maria L. S. Thompson of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on March 17, 1892
V
  • Ida W. Varney of Providence, Rhode Island; Class of '89
W
  • John P. Walsh; inscribed on February 22, 1896
  • Samuel Warnock; inscribed on January 14, 1888
  • Clara Whitehead; Class of '89
  • Mrs. Fayette Wilkinson of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on November 22, 1891
  • Frank H. Wilkinson of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on November 22, 1891
  • William H. Worrall; inscribed at Providence, Rhode Island, on February 13, 1896

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

1880s-1896 Autograph Album of Albert Eugene Gay of Glocester, Rhode Island, and Killingly, Connecticut


1880s-1896 autograph album that belonged to Albert Eugene Gay, a Connecticut native who lived at Glocester, Rhode Island, and Killingly, Connecticut.

The inscriptions are mainly from Glocester, Rhode Island, and Killingly, Connecticut, especially the Killingly village of Attawaugan.  Interestingly, several of the inscribers at Attawaugan were Swedish and wrote their sentiments in Swedish.

Albert himself may have inscribed the album's dedication page, or perhaps it was the person who gifted him the album.


The album measures approximately 7" by 4-1/4" and contains numerous full page chromo lithographs and the sentiments of over 50 of Albert's relatives 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

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? [4]HHartshornSSarle
AAnderson [3]HawkinsShippee [2]
BBarton [3]JJonssonSmith
CCarrollKKenneySmythe
CarverLLaramieSteere [2]
ChapmanMMcMahonStevenson
EEdwards [2]OOlssonSweet [2]
Eldridge [4]RReedWWheaton
EngqvistRemingtonWilliams [5]
FFrissellRhodes
GGay [2]
Geer [4]

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

Albert Eugene Gay was born in 1847 in Connecticut, the son of Mary Gay, perhaps unmarried or perhaps married to a man also with the Gay surname.  Mary later married Alphonso P. Williams and had several children with him.  Mary and Alphonso inscribed pages in the album.



Albert's half siblings, Mary E. Williams and Alphonse L. Williams, inscribed pages, as did Alphonse's wife Martha A. (Shippee) Williams.  




Albert served in Company C of the 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Mounted Volunteers, during the Civil War.  He was wounded and eventually received an invalid pension, which ended with his death in 1923.  

Sometime before their daughter Grace F. Gay was born on May 22, 1871 at Glocester, Rhode Island, Albert had married Phoebe E. Shippee.  It appears Albert and Phoebe divorced a few years later, with Phoebe and Grace staying in Rhode Island, and Albert moving to Killingly, Connecticut, where he became a grocer.  Phoebe subsequently married Frank D. Foskett.   Albert's daughter Grace F. Gay married Samuel A. Chase.

Albert is buried in the Putnam Heights Cemetery at Putnam, Connecticut.  His Find a Grave memorial lists him as Albert T. Gay, but the photograph of his stone shows Albert E. Gay.

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
  • Ophelia; inscribed at Putnam, Connecticut, on August 16, 1884
  • Miss Ida ?, possibly Ida Bremitz; inscribed at Attawaugan, Connecticut.  Another Swede, Axel R. Engqvist, inscribed the right facing page.
  • C. D. G.; inscribed at Putnam, Connecticut; on August 20, 1884
  • Emma; inscribed on January 19, 1884
  • Mrs. Abby Anderson; inscribed at Attawaugan, Connecticut, on August 15, 1883
  • J. H. Anderson of Attawaugan, Killingly, Connecticut; inscribed on January 20, 1884
  • Musa Anderson of Putnam, Connecticut; inscribed on January 11, 1885
  • Anna E. Barton of Killingly, Connecticut; inscribed on January 17, 1886
  • Carra L. Barton, or Carrie L. Barton, of Killingly, Connecticut; inscribed on December 16, 1886
  • Herbert L. Barton; inscribed at Killingly, Connecticut, on December 27, 1885
  • Lewis Y. Carroll of New London, Connecticut; inscribed at Attawaugan, Connecticut, on November 12, 1883.  He was "Agent for Library".
  • Mellissa Carver; inscribed at Attawaugan, Killingly, Connecticut, on December 5, 1885
  • S. W. Chapman
  • Mrs. Eliza A. Edwards; inscribed at Attawaugan, Killingly, Connecticut, on December 5, 1885
  • William H. Edwards, or William H. Edward; inscribed at Attawaugan, Killingly, Connecticut, on December 5, 1885
  • Alice U. Eldridge of Glocester, Rhode Island; inscribed on October 22, 1882.  Not sure of middle initial
  • Carrie J. Eldridge of Glocester, Rhode Island; inscribed on October 22, 1882
  • J. S. Eldridge; inscribed on October 22, 1882
  • M. A. Eldridge; inscribed on October 22, 1882 at Glocester, Rhode Island
  • Axel R. Engqvist; inscribed at Killingly Center, Connecticut.  Presumably Axel Reinhold Engqvist.   Sentiment written in Swedish, as was the facing page inscribed by Miss Ida B?
  • Walter E. Frissell of Attawaugan, Connecticut; inscribed on January 31, 1886
  • Albert Eugene Gay of Glocester, Rhode Island; album owner
  • George F. Gay; he made intricate designs over the entire page.
  • Clara Geer; inscribed on June 24, 1896  "Love and Kind wishes, From your Book Keeper"
  • Louie E. Geer of Putnam, Connecticut; inscribed on January 11, 1885
  • Nelia Geer; inscribed at Putnam, Connecticut, on August 12, 1884
  • Nellie L. Geer of Putnam, Connecticut; inscribed on August 10, 1884
  • Frank E. Hartshorn of Warren, Massachusetts
  • May Hawkins, or Mary Hawkins; inscribed on April 28, 1883
  • John Adolf Jonsson of Attawaugan, Connecticut; sentiment written in Swedish, as was the facing sentiment by Mrs. Anni Olsson
  • E. S. Kenney of Peterborough, New Hampshire; inscribed on November 16, 1883.  Not sure of middle initial.  Perhaps Edward S. Kenney
  • Miss Emma Laramie of Attawaugan, Connecticut; inscribed to Mr. Gay
  • Mary A. McMahon of Dayville, Connecticut; inscribed on May 5, 1883
  • Mrs. Anni Olsson of Attawaugan, Connecticut; sentiment written in Swedish, as was the sentiment on the facing page by John Adolf Jonsson
  • Grace A. Reed of North Woodstock, Connecticut; inscribed at Putnam, Connecticut, on August 10, 1884
  • Lillian Remington of Putnam, Connecticut; inscribed in August 1884
  • Helen M. Rhodes of Break Neck, Connecticut
  • Joseph Sarle
  • Miss Alice Shippee of North Foster, Rhode Island; inscribed on Sunday, November 19, 1882
  • Mr. Philip Shippee of North Foster, Rhode Island; inscribed on Sunday, November 5, 1882
  • Minnie Smith of Attawaugan, Connecticut; inscribed in 1883
  • Carrie Smythe of Putnam, Connecticut; inscribed on August 28, 1884
  • Cora A. Steere of Attawaugan, Connecticut; inscribed on October 19, 1883.  She was Cora Amanda (Gordon) Steere, wife of Joseph B. Steere, who inscribed the left facing page.
  • Joseph B. Steere; inscribed at Attawaugan, Connecticut, on October 19, 1883.  His wife, Cora Amanda (Gordon) Steere, inscribed the right facing page.
  • T. W. Stevenson; inscribed at Killingly, Connecticut, on July 4, 1884.  "Yours in F. C. & L."
  • A. R. Sweet of Foster, Rhode Island
  • Mira F. Sweet of Foster, Rhode Island; handwriting of a child
  • Sarah J. Wheaton; inscribed at Killingly, Connecticut, on February 9, 1885
  • A. L. Williams of West Glocester, Rhode Island; inscribed on July 28, 1884.  Albert's half brother Alphonse L. Williams
  • A. P. Williams; inscribed at West Glocester, Rhode Island, on July 4, 1884.  Presumably Alphonso P. Williams, Albert's stepfather.
  • Martha A. Williams; inscribed at West Glocester, Rhode Island, on July 19, 1884.  Presumably Martha A. (Shippee) Williams, wife of Albert's half brother Alphonse L. Williams
  • "Mother"; inscribed at Glocester, Rhode Island, on June 15, 1884.  Presumably Albert's mother Mary (Gay) Williams.
  • Mary E. Williams; inscribed at West Glocester, Rhode Island, on June 15, 1884.  Albert's half sister.