Interesting collection of early 1900s postcards that were sent to Irma Wells Thomas of Brewer, Maine, years before her marriage to John Littlefield in 1915.
Irma was born about August 1891, give or take a year, at Central Valley, New York, while her father, the celebrated fly rod maker Fred E. Thomas, more well known as F. E. Thomas, was in New York to work for rod maker Hiram Leonard.
Fred E. Thomas was born at Newburg, Maine, on 9 September 1854, son of James Thomas and, possibly, Mary J. (Philbrick) Thomas. Learn more about Fred E. Thomas here.
Irma's mother, Sarah (Earle) Thomas, was born at Turner, New York. I don't have information on her parents.
In 1898 the Thomas family moved to Brewer, Maine, where F. E. Thomas and his son, Leon J. Thomas, manufactured rods, first at Brewer, and later at Bangor, Maine, across the Penobscot River.
On 1 July 1915 at Brewer, Maine, Irma Wells Thomas married John Littlefield, son of John Elmer Littlefield and Sarah Adeline (Bunker) Littlefield, who were born in Stockton Springs, Maine, and Brewer, Maine, respectively.
- Sarah W. Littlefield, born about 1916 at Brewer, Maine
- John Thomas Littlefield, born 1917 at Brewer, Maine