Small autograph book that apparently belonged to the Lewis Franklin Woodman family of South Hampton, New Hampshire.
It includes pages signed by the parents, Lewis Franklin Woodman and Emma Seymour (Austin) Franklin, children Ralph, Isalena ("Lena") and Lewis, and two others, Harold C. Wingate and Charles Harlow.
From online research, hopefully correct, Lewis Franklin Woodman was born 12 October 1850 at Salisbury, Massachusetts, the son of John Collins Woodman and wife Judith Sawyer (Lang) Woodman, each born in South Hampton, Massachusetts. Lewis' paternal grandparents were Samuel and Rhoda (Collins) Woodman. His maternal grandparents were Thomas and Rebecca (Bateman) Lang.
On 22 December 1882, Lewis Franklin Woodman married Emma Seymour Austin, who was born in March of 1862 at South Hampton, New Hampshire, the daughter of John F. and Anna Aurilla (Whittier) Austin. Her paternal grandparents were Timothy and Permelia (Ball) Austin. Her maternal grandparents were Timothy and Polly (Gale) Whittier.
Lewis Franklin and Emma Seymour (Austin) Woodman had three children:
- Lewis, born 7 November 1883 at South Hampton, New Hampshire
- Isalena "Lena", born in August of 1885 in New Hampshire
- Ralph Douglas Woodman, born 25 June 1887 at South Hampton, New Hampshire
The only other two signature pages in the book are signed by Harold C. Wingate and Charles Harlow.
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