Monday, September 15, 2014

1883-1886 Autograph Album from Wilton, Maine, area; Presumably Owned by Minnie Augusta Marble


1883-1886 autograph album of signers from the Wilton, Maine, and Norridgewock, Maine, area.  I believe it belonged to Minerva Augusta Marble, "Minnie", of Wilton, Maine.  Many of the signers were students at W. A., presumably Wilton Academy, N.H.S., presumably Norridgewock High School, and the Eaton School at Norridgewock, Maine.  Norridgewock High School and the Eaton School may have been the same institution.

At first, because of this scrap and name on the inside front cover, I thought the album belonged to a young woman named Corinne Woodman but couldn't find anyone of that name.  However, I did find a Cony Warren Woodman who was a brother to signer Oliver Otis Woodman, who called himself the album owner's cousin.  They were the sons of Col. Ephraim Warren Woodman, who was an older half brother to Roxanna T. (Woodman) Marble, mother of Minnie.  So it's possible that Cony affixed the scrap to the inside front cover in honor of Minnie.


The first page after the title page was signed by Minnie A. Marble on January 5, 1884, or was perhaps drawn for her by someone else.  Whoever did it, spent some quality time on it.  A few people inscribed pages in the waning days of December 1883, so I'm guessing that this album was a Christmas gift.


The album measures approximately 6-3/4" x 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of about 120 people, a few of whom also signed group pages of students.  Many people signed two or three to a page, but in most cases I don't think there was a relationship between the page sharers but rather a need to find a spot to fit in the autographs.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the signers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.


From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Minnie Augusta Marble was born about June 1870 or 1871, the daughter of Horace Delande Marble and Roxanna T. (Woodman) Marble.  Roxanna, as noted above, was the younger half-sister of Col. Ephraim Warren Woodman, father of Cony Warren Woodman and Oliver Otis Woodman, who inscribed the page below.  The boys' parents, Col. Woodman and his wife Sarah Elizabeth (Hiscock) Woodman, also a Wilton, Maine, native, had moved their family to Vernon, Mississippi.  Both parents had died by the time of this album, and the boys spent time afterward with relatives at Wilton.


Another cousin, Otto Clifford Seales, inscribed a page at Wilton, Maine, in 1885.  He was the son of Enoch Seales and Octavia S. (Woodman) Seales, who was another sister of Minnie's mother Roxanna T. (Woodman) Marble.


On 17 May 1889 at Farmington, Maine, Minnie married Ernest H. Young, son of Jotham V. B. Young and wife Maria.  Daughter Hazel Marble Young was born about July 1890.  It appears that Ernest died or left the marriage not long after Hazel's birth because on February 27, 1892 at Auburn, Maine, Minnie married George W. Goldsmith.  I'm not sure what became of that marriage, but Minnie married English immigrant George Brown on December 27, 1897 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Minnie's daughter Hazel Marble Young married Earl Everett Robbins at Wilton, Maine, in 1916.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, a different theory as to the autograph album's owner, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Minnie herself wrote her name on two group pages of students.  Minnie was one of the signers on each.



Two teachers signed pages in the album.  One of them was George Currier of Wilton, Maine.


The other was Lizzie M. Dixon of East Jay, Maine, who signed her page on September 9, 1884.


Surnames in the album

? [2]JS
?JenkinsSavage
?JohnsonSawyer [2]
AKScott
AdamsKeenSeales
Allen [4]KeepSewall
Anderson [2]KennisonShorey
BKnapp [2]Smyth
BealKyesStaples
BeanLStevens
BillingtonLawton [2]Swift
BrackettLelandT
Butler [2]LibbyTalbot
ButterfieldLindsay/Lindsey [3]Taylor [2]
CMTobey
ClevelandMarble [5]Tracy
CoeMcIntireW
CorlissMerrowWard
CrosbyMesserWashburn
CroswellMiller [3]Webster
CurrierMillsWhite
DMorse [2]Whittier
DavisMortonWilliamson [2]
Day [2]MosherWing [3]
DixonNWood [2]
DowNewmanWoodman [2]
ENorton [2]Y
EllisNoyesYoung [2]
FO
FlandersOsborn
FrothinghamP
FullerPowers [3]
Furlong [2]R
Furnel [3]Reed [3]
GRobbins [2]
GeorgeRogers
GoodnoughRowe
GreenleafRussell
H
Hall [3]
Hathaway
Haynes
Hinds
Hiscock [2]
Holman
Holway
Hurd

Signers in the album      [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]

?
  • C. M. W.
  • C.M.W., signed on November 26, 1885 at N.B.B.C.
A
  • Charles W. Adams of East Wilton, Maine, signed at the "Old Maid's Paradise" on February 26, 1885
  • Miss H. B. Allen
  • Nellie Allen of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on June 9, 1885
  • Eben Allen of Wilton, Maine, signed on February 27, 1885
  • Jennie E. Allen of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed at N.H.S. in June 1885; presumably Norridgewock High School. Upside down: mentions the Derma Royale Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, Corner Baker & Vine Streets, The Ladies' World.
  • Mae L. Anderson of Loyalton, California, signed at N.H.S., presumably Norridgewock High School, on Nov. 12, 1885
  • Bertha S. Anderson of Norridgewock, Maine, signed on February 6, 1886
B
  • Zina M. Beal of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on April 21, 1885
  • Nellie M. Bean of New Sharon, Maine, signed in the Spring of '85 at N.H.S. [possibly Norridgewock High School]
  • Hattie Billington of East Livermore, Maine, signed on March 26, 1884
  • G. H. Brackett of Norridgewock, Maine, signed on November 14, 1885; presumably George H. Brackett
  • Kate H. Butler of Stark [Starks], Maine, signed at South Norridgewock, Maine, on April 15, 1886
  • Blanche M. Butler of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on April 10, 1886
  • Ella G. Butterfield of North Chesterville, Maine, signed on April 2, 1885
C
  • Carrie Cleveland of Norridgewock, Maine
  • Helen Louise Coe, signed at Quinnebasset House, Norridgewock, Maine, on November 8, 1885
  • L. H. Corliss of Woolwich, Maine, signed in February 1885
  • Etta M. Crosby of Norridgewock, Maine, signed at N.H.S. [presumably Norridgewock High School]
  • Ernest A. Croswell of Farmington Falls, Maine, signed on October 25, 1884
  • George R. Currier of Wilton, Maine; your friend and teacher
D
  • Charles B. Davis of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on April 24, 1885
  • Charlie B. Day [not sure of given name]
  • ? C. B. Day of Portland, Maine
  • Lizzie M. Dixon of East Jay, Maine, signed on September 9, 1884. Teacher
  • Nellie E. Dow of Wilton, Maine
E
  • Cetta S. Ellis of Wilton, Maine; perhaps Lucetta S. Ellis
F
  • Wallace F. Flanders of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on "March 10th/8"
  • Mrs. S. Frothingham of Norridgewock, Maine, signed on May 9, 1885
  • W. G. Fuller of East Dixfield, Maine, signed on February 24, 1885
  • Miss G. Furlong of Woodfords, Maine, signed at H.L.N. [not sure of surname]
  • Gertie E. Furlong
  • Ada M. Furnel; shared the page with her brothrs Walter M. Furnel and Edgar S. Furnel
  • W. M. Furnel; Walter M. Furnel.  Shared the page with his sister Ada M. Furnel and Edgar S. Furnel
  • E. S. Furnel; Edgar S. Furnel.  Shared the page with sister Ada M. Furnel and Walter M. Furnel.
G
  • Marion George, signed at South Norridgewock, Maine, on May 22, 1885. Middle initial might be L or ?
  • Nellie A. Goodnough of North Jay, Maine, signed on December 26, 1883. "Novelty Cloak, Suit & Fur Store, 84 Lisbon St., Lewiston Journal"
  • C. P. Greenleaf of Mercer, Maine, signed on May 22, 1885 at South Norridgewock, Maine; not sure of initials
H
  • Carrie N. Hall of Wilton, Maine, signed at Wilton Academy on March 29, 1885; schoolmate
  • Delmont Hall of East Dixfield, Maine, signed on February 26, 1885
  • Oliver E. Hall of Chesterville, Maine, signed at Wilton Academy on March 20, 1885
  • Nellie M. Hathaway of Wilton, Maine, signed on June 14, 1884
  • Josie B. Haynes of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on June 15, 1885
  • B. J. Hinds of Fairfield, Maine, signed at Norridgewock, Maine, on June 14, 1885
  • Anne Hiscock of East Dixfield, Maine, signed at Wilton Academy, Cl;ass of 1885
  • Dan A. Hescock of Dover, Maine; or Hescock
  • Will W. Holman of Dixfield Center, Maine, signed at Wilton, Maine, on February 22, 1883
  • Lizzie M. Holway of Larone, Maine, signed on May 14, 1885 [Fairfield, Maine]
  • M. Hurd
J
  • Altie G. Jenkins of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on Fast Fay, April 23, 1885; Alta G. Jenkins; sketched a woman
  • Mary Alice Johnson
K
  • Ida M. Keen of North Chesterville, Maine, signed at W.A. on "4-2-85". Presumably Wilton Academy
  • Edith F. Keep of Wilton, Maine
  • F. M. Kennison, signed at the Eaton School in 1885
  • Frank M. Knapp of North Leeds, Maine, signed on July 30 [no year written]at Wilton, Maine
  • Willie Knapp of North Leeds, Maine, signed on July 30 [no year written]
  • Cora H. Kyes of North Jay, Maine, signed on April 23, 1884
L
  • Frances H. Lawton of Norridgewock, Maine, signed on May 11, 1885
  • Grace L. Lawton of Norridgewock, Maine
  • Iola A. Leland of North Jay, Maine, signed on April 25, 1884
  • Jessie B. Libby of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on March 11, 1886 at E.S. [presumably the Eaton School at Norridgewock, Maine.]
  • Bessie C. Lindsay of Norridgewock, Maine, signed on November 10, 1885
  • P. Lindsey, signed at the Eaton School in 1885. Middle initial might be S or ?
  • Charles M. Lindsey, signed at Quinnebasset in October 1885
M
  • Minnie A. Marble, signed on January 5, 1884.  She may have been the album owner
  • Sadie E. Marble of Wilton, Maine, signed on January 6, 1884
  • Minerva A. Marble
  • W. Marble
  • M. Marble
  • Annie E. McIntire of South Norridgewock, Maine
  • Sadie F. Merrow of South Norridgewock, Maine
  • Sadie A. Messer, signed at Wilton, Maine, on May 28, 1884
  • Effie Miller of Fairfield, Maine
  • Lizzie E. Miller of Wilton, Maine, signed on December 3, 1884
  • L. Emma Miller of Wilton, Maine, signed on December 26, 1883
  • Mae L. Mills of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed at N.H.S. on May 12, 1885; presumably Norridgewock High School
  • Carrie C. Morse of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed during Spring term of 1885
  • Lelia B. Morse of Norridgewock, Maine, at N.H.S. on May 23, 1885
  • C. D. Morton of East Wilton, Maine, signed on March 9, 1884
  • J. Arminta Mosher of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on May 7, 1885
N
  • Daniel L. Newman of East Wilton, Maine, signed on March 25, 1875 - looks more like March 35, 1875. Did he mean 1885?
  • Harry L. Norton
  • Harry L. Norton of Portland, Maine
  • Florence E. Noyes of Wilton, Maine, signed on April 27, 1884
O
  • N. H. Osborn of Norridgewock, Maine, signed on November 21, 1885; not sure of first initial
P
  • Edith L. Powers
  • M. Powers of Wilton, Maine, signed om February 13, 1884
R
  • Josie D. Reed of Livermore Falls, Maine, signed at W.A.S.T. on April 17, 1885
  • Mary R. Reed of South Norridewock, Maine, signed at E.H.S. on October 15, 1885
  • Albina S. Reed
  • Annie M. Robbins of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on May 22, 1885
  • Catherine P. Robbins of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed at N.H.S. on May 22, 1885; presumably Norridgewock High School
  • Alice M. Rogers of Norridgewock, Maine
  • May F. Rowe of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on June 12, 1885
  • Marion M. Russell of Wilton, Maine, signed on January 26, 1884
S
  • Georgie Savage of Concord, Maine, signed at N.H.S. on May 23, 1885
  • Mrs. E. W. Sawyer of Wilton, Maine
  • Charles H. Sawyer of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on May 8, 1885; schoolmate
  • Ada Belle Scott, signed at Quinnebasset House on November 8, 1885
  • Otto C. Seales, signed at Wilton, Maine, in 1885; "Your Cousin"
  • Henry A. Sewall of Wilton House, Wilton, Maine
  • Jenny H. Shorey of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on April 21, 1885; sketched a girl on a fence "waiting patiently"
  • Robert W. Smyth of Wilton, Maine, signed on March 20, 1885
  • Celia M. Staples of Carthage, Maine, signed on March 8, 1885. "Sadie & Celia roommates?"
  • H. L. Stevens of Temple, Maine, signed at Wilton Academy on March 20, 1885
  • Lee Swift of Wilton, Maine, signed on January 26, 1884
T
  • Erlon C. Talbot of East Wilton, Maine
  • M. C. Taylor or H. C. Taylor, signed on Aprtil 8, 1886
  • Lue G. Taylor
  • Alice M. Tobey of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on June 15, 1885
  • Jennie M. Tracy of Mercer, Maine, signed at South Norridgewock, Maine, on February 6, 1886
W
  • Mollie E. Ward of Gardiner, Maine, signed on June 16, 1885.
  • Kate Washburn of Portland, Maine, signed at Quinnebasset House on October 12, 1885
  • Charlie L. Webster of Wilton, Maine, signed on December 10, 1884
  • V. O. White of Wilton, Maine, signed on May 26, 1884
  • Lillian Whittier
  • M. C. Williamson of Norridgewock, Maine, signed on November 24, 1885
  • C. M. Williamson of Norridgewock, Maine, signed on April 24, 1885, with added date of November 25, 1885
  • Genie M. Wing of South Norridgewock, Maine
  • Georgie A. Wing of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on June 9, 1885
  • F. H. Wing of South Norridgewock, Maine, signed on June 11, 1885
  • Sadie J. Wood of Wilton, Maine, signed at Wilton Academy, during the Spring Term of 1885
  • Eula F. Wood
  • On the inside front cover: Conie Woodman.  I don't believe this was the owner of the album, as there was a Cony Woodman whose brother Oliver signed a page in the album and called himself the album owner's cousin
  • Oliver O. Woodman of Vernon, Mississippi, signed at Wilton, Maine, on December 30, 1883; "Your Friend and Cousin". Oliver Otis Woodman, son of Col. Ephraim Warren Woodman and second wife Sarah Elizabeth (Hescock) Woodman. Oliver was a brother of Cony Warren Woodman, who signed the inside front cover.
Y
  • Addie M. Young of East Livermore, Maine
  • E. Young
Wilton, Maine


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8 comments:

  1. Hattie Billington was 3rd cousin to my great grandfather William Merritt Randall. Hattie's grandmother Dorcas and William's grandmother Lucy were sisters. Hattie lived near Addie M. Young according to the 1880 census. Hattie was 2 years older than Addie. I wonder if Addie was related to the Young's mentioned here. Do you have more information about Hattie? Thanks! Pam Davis Green

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    1. Sorry, I don't have more information on Hattie, though I appreciate your adding information on her. I don't have much time to research each individual heirloom. As for Addie M. Young, I don't have information on her either, but have to say that I was surprised to find that my own Young ancestor was actually a Jung, who came from near Strasbourg, France (then Germany) to BroadBay Settlement in the mid 18th century.

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  2. Hattie Billington was 3rd cousin to my great grandfather William Merritt Randall. Hattie's grandmother Dorcas and William's grandmother Lucy were sisters. Hattie lived near Addie M. Young according to the 1880 census. Hattie was 2 years older than Addie. I wonder if Addie was related to the Young's mentioned here. Do you have more information about Hattie? Thanks! Pam Davis Green

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  3. is it possible to see the page that Erlon C Talbot signed or purchase a copy. This was a young man that died way too young and there is so little of his life out there. Debby Dickens ddickens@mmrealty.biz he is my great grandfather..

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  4. is it possible to see the page that Erlon C Talbot signed or purchase a copy. This was a young man that died way too young and there is so little of his life out there. Debby Dickens ddickens@mmrealty.biz he is my great grandfather..

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  5. is it possible to see the page that Erlon C Talbot signed or purchase a copy. This was a young man that died way too young and there is so little of his life out there. Debby Dickens ddickens@mmrealty.biz he is my great grandfather..

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  6. is it possible to see the page that Erlon C Talbot signed or purchase a copy. This was a young man that died way too young and there is so little of his life out there. Debby Dickens ddickens@mmrealty.biz he is my great grandfather..

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