Saturday, June 16, 2012

c1910 Photograph of Hazel Keyes; Belfast, Maine studio

Note of December 1, 2015: As you can see in the comments section, a reader feels that the young lady is Hazel Gladys Keyes, who married Herbert Ellison Gray.

c1910 photograph of a woman identified on reverse as Hazel Keyes.  The photograph was taken by a studio in Belfast, Maine.

I didn't find a Hazel Keyes in Belfast, but I did find a few possibilities in Maine, who may have been vacationing, visiting relatives or attending a nearby school.

One possibility is Hazel Gladys Keyes, who was born about January 1893 at Old Town, Maine, daughter of Elmer L. and Elizabeth [possibly Isabella Elizabeth] (Neal) Keyes.  

On 11 January 1913, Hazel married Herbert Ellison Gray, son of Herbert Oliver Gray and his first wife Sarah Emeline (Robbins) Gray.

Sadly, Hazel died not long after her marriage, on 2 January 1919.

If you have any corrections to the information above or if you feel that the Hazel Keyes in the photograph is a different woman from the one described, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Thanks for stopping by!


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  2. I am now 68 years old and this is the first time I have laid my eyes on my Mom's mom! My mom was Esther Hannigan (nee. Gray)
    The circa must have been closer to 1910 I suspect.
    How utterly wonderful to have found this!
    John Hannigan

    1. Wow, John, that's amazing! Now you know why I do what I do. Thanks for the clarification on the approximate date of the photograph - will amend the post.