Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hattie Mae Small & Eugene A. Drinkwater, Maine

Wedding announcement for Hattie Mae Small & Eugene A. Drinkwater, married in Tenants Harbor, Maine, on 7 May 1913.

From what I have been able to find:

Eugene A. Drinkwater was the son of Daniel Drinkwater and Susan Dennett, of Webster, Maine. Eugene was born about 1870, likely in Webster.

It appears he was married twice, first on 21 Mar 1895 to Statira A. Holbrook (born about 1878 and also from Webster), with whom he had Leslie; Richard; Charlotte; and Raymond. So far I haven't been able to find out what happened to Statira or "Statie".

Then, on 7 May 1913, Eugene married Hattie Mae Small. I haven't found much information on Hattie; I don't know if Small was her maiden name or from a previous marriage. In the Maine Marriages Online Database entry for her marriage to Eugene, Hattie's residence is listed as Vassalboro, Maine. They may have had their wedding at Tenants Harbor because it's a scenic coastal location. Hattie then appears on the 1920 Census in Webster with Eugene, their son Edwin N. Drinkwater born about 191 and Eugene's son Raymond from his first marriage.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any information on this family. I hope you enjoy the image of this marriage announcement!

Whitman and Ellis families, Somerset County, Maine

[Note: a reader has supplied identifications for most of these photos.  See below.]

Collage of old snapshots of people in the Whitman family of Somerset County, Maine, including towns like Athens, Wellington, Solon, Harmony, Brighton, Norridgewock, Canaan, Mayfield, etc.

There's a 4-generation snapshot in color, possibly from the 1960s. The other photos are much older, mostly early 1900s.  [reader identification: left to right: Linwood Whitman, Nelson Whitman holding baby; Elwyn Whitman.] 

There's a small photo, "Aunt Elsie's Graduation Picture, taught school 45 years". This is Elsie Sarah Roberts, who married Nelson William Whitman. Elsie was born in 1901; Nelson was born in 1893. [her identity confirmed by a reader]

There's a baby picture of Lafforest (sp?) Ellis, shown at 2 months, 1917; don't know if that is his first name and surname or his first name and middle name, with the surname to be obvious to the person to whom the photo was given. [reader identification: this is Elwyn Whitman.]

There's a picture of Abbie Ellis in 1922. I believe this is Abby Whitman, sister of Nelson, who married Fred Almon Ellis. 

There's a picture of Abbie, Fred and Thelma, taken in Wellington at the Oscar Ward home. 

Finally, there's a picture of a middle aged woman and two older women with the ID: Jennie Whitman, A.M.E. and T.A.W.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights to any of the information presented here, please leave a comment or contact me directly. 

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