Saturday, November 29, 2014

1889-1893 Autograph Album of Susan Birdie Crice of Ballard County, Kentucky


1889-1893 autograph album that belonged to Susan Birdie Crice, "Birdie", of Ballard County, Kentucky.  She bought the album on November 7, 1889, as you can see from the image below.


The album measures approximately 7" x 4-1/2" and contains the sentiments of 42 of Birdie's relatives and friends.  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!]

Susan Birdie Crice was born March 1, 1873 in Ballard County, Kentucky, the daughter of Frederick W. Crice and Mary Sue (Swearingen) Crice, who were born in Ballard County, Kentucky, and Shelby County, Kentucky, respectively.

Birdie's father inscribed a page in her album on December 6, 1889.


Two of Nellie's brothers and a sister inscribed pages in her album.  The J. H. C. who inscribed a page in December 6, 1889 was presumably Birdie's brother John Harmon Crice.


Birdie's brother Willie E. Crice inscribed a page on November 17, 1889 to his "Darling Sister".


Birdie's sister Nellie A. Crice inscribed a page on November 13, 1889.


Several cousins inscribed pages: Maggie; J. E. B.; Willie Gatewood; Eliza Gatewood; Bettie G.; H. W. M. [not sure of surname initial - could be W]; Alice Terry.  There may have been more who didn't express a relationship in the sentiment they left.

On October 6, 1897, Birdie married Oregon native Samuel A. Oliver and settled at Pendleton, Oregon with him.  They had two children, son Samuel A. Oliver and daughter Nellie Oliver.  Samuel, Sr., died in 1926.  Subsequently, Birdie married Charles F. Schwald.  She died in 1947 and is buried at the Olney Cemetery at Pendleton, Oregon, with her first husband Samuel.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surname list

? [6]HR
AHerring [2]Rollings
AbernathyLS
BLillyS ?
B ? [2]MShelby
BillingtonM ? [3]Stovall
Boyd [[2]MadoleT
CPTerry [2]
Crice [5]P ?W
GParkW ?
G ?, possibly GatewoodPeyton
Gatewood [2 or 3]Powell [6]


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

  • Cousin Maggie, signed on July 4, 1891
  • H. G., or H C., of Paducah, Kentucky, signed on August 31, 1890
  • J. W. M. or I. W. M. or ??, signed May 16, 1893
  • Amanda; I believe someone at least a generation older than Birdie, if not older, judging from the sentiment
  • H. J. or H. I.
  • Lena
A
  • Alice M. Abernathy, signed on March 16, 1890
B
  • Cousin J. E. B., signed on March 3, 1890
  • Lena B., signed on July 2, 1891
  • Emma Billington, signed on January 22, 1892
  • Maggie Boyd, signed on November 12, 1889
  • Lottie Boyd
C
  • Birdie Crice, album owner; purchased the album on November 7, 1889.  She was Susan Birdie Crice
  • J. H. C., signed on December 1, 1889.  This may have been Birdie's older brother John Harmon Crice
  • Your Father, signed on December 6, 1889.  He was Frederick W. Crice
  • Nellie Crice, "Your true Sister", signed on November 13, 1889.  She was Birdie's older sister Nellie A. Crice
  • Willie E. Crice, inscribed on November 17 1889 to his "Darling Sister".  Birdie's younger brother William E. Crice.
G
  • Cousin Willie J. Gatewood, signed on February 16, 1890
  • Cousin Eliza Gatewood, signed on February 16, 1890
  • Cousin Bettie G.; shared the page with Anna Rollings or Bollings or ?
H
  • Ida Herring, signed on November 20, 1889
  • Ella Herring
L
  • Lizzie Lilly of Corydon, Kentucky, signed on April 30, 1890
M
  • Cousin H. W. M., signed in January 1891; surname initial could be W
  • C. E. M.
  • J. S. M., signed on September 13 [no year written], at Oscar, Kentucky
  • M. F. Madole, signed on December 15, 1889
P
  • E. P.
  • Rob E. Park, either from Cairo, Illinois, or signed there, on November 12, 1893
  • Fannie Peyton, signed on November 12, 1889
  • E. Powell, signed on May 10, 1890
  • Sallie Powell, signed on November 25, 1889
  • Beulah Powell, age 10 years, of Bandana, Kentucky, signed on April 30, 1890
  • Eulah M. Powell, signed on April 30, 1890
  • T. P. Powell, signed on May 10, 1890
  • Rue Powell
R
  • Anna Rollings, or Anna Bollings, or ?; shared the page with Birdie's cousin Bettie G.
S
  • S. W. S.
  • Fannie Shelby, signed on May 11, 1890
  • John Stovall, signed on October 30, 1890; not sure of surname
T
  • Hattie B. Terry of Bardwell, Kentucky
  • Cousin Alice Terry, signed on December 13, 1890
W
  • E. C. W., signed on May 25, 1890
Ballard County, Kentucky


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1886-1894+ Autograph Album of Ella Dorn Williams, "Ellen", of Hendersonville, North Carolina


1886-1894+ autograph album that belonged to Ella Dorn Williams, "Ellen", of Hendersonville, North Carolina.  There are three later undated entries by her daughter Mabel Acker, who was born September 28, 1898 in Pickens County, South Carolina.

As you can see from the image above, the album was given to Ellen by a Thomas of Hendersonville, presumably her brother Thomas Clingman Williams.

Mabel wrote her name upside down on two pages and also was likely the author of a page listing her name and the name of Mrs. Waco Acker, who would have been Ellen, the album owner.


The album, which is missing covers and spine, measures approximately 6" x 3-3/4" and contains the sentiments of 24 of Ellen's relatives and friends.  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.  One of Ellen's children or grandchildren, presumably, scribbled throughout the album.

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

Ella Dorn Williams, "Ellen", was born March 28, 1868, at Hendersonville, North Carolina, the daughter of Leroy Taylor Williams and Elvira Andrew (Banning) Williams.  Ellen had another brother, James Ott Williams.

Four of Ellen's cousins inscribed pages in her album.  Cousin D. R. Murray signed a page at Boilston, North Carolina, on March 23, 1894.


Cousin Fannie inscribed a page.


Cousins Gertrude C. Bird and Lou Bird inscribed pages at Boilston, North Carolina, Gertrude on December 19, 1888, and Lou on July 19, 1887.



On January 15, 1896, Ellen married James Waco Acker, son of Joseph Jasper Acker and Nancy Caroline (Sitton) Acker of Anderson County, South Carolina.  Ellen and James Waco lived for a time in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.  They raised at least two children, son Louie Dorn Acker and daughter Mabel Acker.  Ellen died in 1946 and husband James in 1949.  They're buried at Silver Brook Cemetery at Anderson, South Carolina.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

One signer had an unusual name, which he understandably abbreviated in most of the official records.  He was Volney Condorcet Voltaire Shepherd, who inscribed a page on April 3, 1889, and stamped his name on another page.



Surname list

?  [5]
Acker
Allison
Anderson
Bird  [2]
C ?
Crawford
Ficker  [3]
G ?
Gash
Justus  [2]
Murray
Orr
Shepherd
Whitted
Williams  [2]

List of signers   [Note:  Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]


  • Hattie; can't make out what might be her surname initial - possibly J.
  • Unsigned, at Boilston, North Carolina, on July 30, 188 [no last digit]. There might have been a short name but it appears to have been rubbed out.
  • Unsigned, at Hendersonville, North Carolina, on March 38, 1887
  • Cousin Fannie
  • Q. T.; not sure of either initial
A
  • Mrs. Waco Acker - on a page with also the name Mabel; I believe it was Mabel who inscribed this page - she also signed her name upside down on two other pages.  She was Mabel Acker, and Mrs. Waco Acker was her mother, Ella Dorn (Williams) Acker, wife of James Waco Acker
  • Leona R. Allison, signed at Boilston, North Carolina, on July 21, 1886
  • B. F. Anderson; possibly related to Ellen through her paternal grandmother Ruth (Anderson) Williams
B
  • Gertrude C. Bird, signed at Boilston, North Carolina, on December 19, 1888; Ellen's cousin.  Her mother was Mary Jane (Williams) Bird, a sister to Ellen's father Leroy Taylor Williams.
  • Lou Bird, signed on July 19, 1887; Ellen's cousin Louisa Bird.  Her mother was Mary Jane (Williams) Bird, a sister to Ellen's father Leroy Taylor Williams.
C
  • H. M. C., signed at Hendersonville, North Carolina
  • Birt Crawford or Birl Crawford or ?
F
  • Joseph Ficker
  • Annie Ficker
  • F. J. Ficker, signed on October 4, 1888
G
  • W. P. G., signed at Hendersonville, North Carolina
  • Juniata D. Gash, signed at Hendersonville, North Carolina, on October 30, 1886
J
  • Daisy L. Justus, signed on October 7, 1886
  • Ettie L. Justus, signed at Hendersonville, North Carolina, on October 7, 1886
M
  • D. R. Murray, signed at Boilston, North Carolina, on March 23, 1894; Ellen's cousin
O
  • Ninnie Orr, signed at Deavers, North Carolina, on June 14, 1889
S
  • V. C. V. Shepherd, signed at Hendersonville, North Carolina, on April 3, 1889. Volney Condorcet Voltaire Shepherd.  He also stamped his name on a page.
W
  • Lillie E. Whitted, signed on October 7, 1886 at Hendersonville, North Carolina
  • Ella Dorn Williams, "Ellen", of Hendersonville, North Carolina; album owner. She received the album from a Thomas of Hendersonville, presumably her brother Thomas Clingman Williams.
  • Thomas, who presented the album to Ellen; presumably her brother Thomas Clingman Williams of Hendersonville, North Carolina
Hendersonville, North Carolina

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Friday, November 28, 2014

1881-1936 Autograph Album of Henrietta MatildaA Hughes of Beverly, New Jersey


1881-1936 autograph album of Henrietta Matilda Hughes of Beverly, New Jersey, and, after her marriage to John Hugh Jones, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


The album measures approximately 7-3/4" x 5" and contains the sentiments of 90 of Henrietta's relatives and friends, including, during a later era, her children and grandson.  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.

Many of the pages have preprinted illustrations, which many signers used and even enhanced, i.e., the page signed by Georgie L. Schaffer and sister Maisey C. Schaffer of Belfry, Pennsylvania, who inscribed their page on December 20, 1881.  Their parents also inscribed pages: Methodist Episcopal minister George L. Shaffer and H. E. Schaffer, who was Hester Eliza (Gwynne) Schaffer.


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

Henrietta Matilda Hughes, "Hettie" or "Henny", was born May 30, 1857 in New Jersey, the daughter of John and Sarah (Boulter) Hughes, who were born, I think, in Wales and Barbados, respectively.  At least two of Hettie's siblings were born in Barbados before the family moved to New Jersey.

The page below was presumably inscribed by Hettie's father, John Hughes.


Hettie's oldest sibling, sister Sarah E. Hughes had died in 1876, before the album was started.  Brother John B. Hughes and, presumably, his wife Lizzie G. (Lobb) Hughes of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, inscribed pages in May 1881.  The page signed after Lizzie's was inscribed by her sister Laura Lobb.



Hettie's other older brother Samuel J. Hughes inscribed a page.


The "Brother Hal" who signed a page on June 16, 1881, may have been Hettie's brother Henry Hughes.


Hettie's younger sister Sarah Matilda Hughes inscribed a page as Tillie S. Hughes of Beverly, New Jersey, on June 5, 1881.


The Eunice who inscribed a page at Beverly, New Jersey, on June 17, 1881, was Hettie's younger sister Eunice Hughes.


About 1890 Henrietta Matilda Hughes married John Hugh Jones, son of John and Cordelia Jones.  He was likely the J. H. Jones who inscribed a page upside down in Hettie's album and may have been the J. H. J. who inscribed the first page in the album.



Two of Hettie's children, possibly three, inscribed pages in her album.  Daughter Olive Myrtle Jones and her son Robert H. Newall inscribed pages, Olive in 1915 and Robert in 1936.



Hettie's son Victor Hugh Jones inscribed a page on March 2, 1915.


This page was inscribed by one of Hettie's children, but is not signed.


Hettie's husband John Hugh Jones died in 1912.  Hettie spent part of her widowhood living with daughter Olive Myrtle (Jones) Newall and family.  Hettie died in 1941 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the album

? [13]EJP
AEccles [3]JenningsPennington
AdamsEckmanJones [4]Prince
Anson [3]Elmes [2]KR
ArmourEskridgeKellerRommel
BFKriterRoss [3]
Bean [3]Ferguson [2]LS
BeyerFreemanLaymanSchaffer [5]
BurnsideGLobbSchlotterer
CGara [2]MScott
CasselGarrettMaySick
ChuteHMorganSlocum [3]
CrossHartzell [possibly 2]MoulsdaleSnyder
DHawleyMountStuetzer
DenningHoltMyers [2]T
DetwilerHughes [9]NTyson
INewall
IrvingNichuals

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

  • J. H. J., signed on August 24, 1889; possibly Hettie's future husband John H. Jones
  • Cousin Lizzie
  • J. or F. or ?, signed at 1930 Woodstock Street, on August 20, 1889. Another signer gave this address also: Ida V. Hartzell of 1930 Woodstock Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • M. E., signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 27, 1881
  • D. A. S., signed at Ocean Beach, New Jersey, on "6-2-87"
  • Aunt H. T., signed on June 16, 1881. Not sure of surname initial
  • Cousin Lizzie
  • Helen, signed on July 7, 1883
  • Georgie, signed on August 14, 1883
  • Sketched bird, dated 1887; no name of artist
  • L. E. A., signed at Mt. Pleasant, in December 1884
  • Ida, signed on August 23, 1883
  • Marian
A
  • H. C. Adams, signed on July 8, 1884
  • Agnes Anson, signed at Norritonville, Pennsylvania, on February 9, 1883.
  • H. K. Anson, signed at Norritonville, Pennsylvania, on February 18, 1883
  • Ida M. Anson, signed at Norritonville, Pennsylvania, on February 8, 1883
  • John P. Armour of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 11, 1889; not sure of middle initial
B
  • Amanda H. Bean, signed on December 11, 1881
  • Irwin Bean of Centre Point, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County; middle initial possibly H.
  • Emanuel Bean of Centre Point, Pennsylvania, signed on December 25. 1881
  • Eva B. Beyer, signed at Worcester [no state written], on August 21, 1883
  • Lizzie A. Burnside, signed at West Point, on August 27, 1883 [or August 24]
C
  • J. H. Cassel of Lower Providence, Pennsylvania, signed on April 18, 1882
  • Hettie E. Chute, signed at Bethel Parsonage, on December 21, 1881
  • Bert E. Cross, signed at Beverly, New Jersey, on January 5, 1882
D
  • William Denning of Beverly, New Jersey, signed on January 13, 1882. Middle initial looks like G or Q, but there was a William Kibblehouse Denning at Beverly, New Jersey during that time frame
  • Annie Detwiler, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 16, 1884
E
  • Maggie E. Eccles, signed at Philadelphia, presumably Pennsylvania, on May 26, 1881 "A Birthday Wish to Henny"
  • J. Melville Eccles, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 26 [no year written]
  • William Eccles, signed on May 26, 1881; middle initial might be P or ?
  • Lizzie Eckman, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 25, 1884
  • Mary A. Elmes, signed at Beverly, New Jersey, on January 14, 1882
  • Charles Elmes, signed at Beverly, New Jersey, on July 23, 1883
  • Erma Eskridge, signed at City of P. L., on July 11, 1884; "Your loving roommate"
F
  • May E. Ferguson
  • Lydia P. Ferguson, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 26, 1881
  • L. S. Freeman, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 2, 1884
G
  • Eloise Gara, signed at Beverly, New Jersey, on January 8, 1882
  • L. Gara, signed at Beverly, New Jersey, on January 8, 1882
  • Jennie M. Garrett, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 20, 1882
H
  • Ida V. Hartzell of 1930 Woodstock Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 20, 1889; check the list of signers who didn't leave a surname, as one of them gave this same address.
  • Marian L. Hawley of Auburn, New York, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 16, 1884
  • Mary J. Holt, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 28, 1884
  • Henrietta Matilda Hughes, "Hettie", album owner.
  • Tillie S. Hughes, signed at Beverly, no state written, on June 5, 1881. Hettie's younger sister Matilda Hughes.
  • Lizzie G. Hughes of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 28, 1881. Presumably Elizabeth (Lobb) Hughes, wife of Hettie's brother John B. Hughes.
  • "Your Father's Prayer", inscribed on June 12, 1881. Presumably John Hughes, Hettie's father
  • Page inscribed by Sam to his sister Hettie. Samuel J. Hughes (1854-1921)
  • Mrs. Rose Hughes
  • Eunice, signed a Beverly, New Jersey, on June 17, 1881; Eunice Hughes, Hettie's younger sister.
  • J. B. Hughes, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 27, 1881. Hettie's brother John B. Hughes.
  • "Your Brother Hal", signed on June 16, 1881; perhaps Hettie's brother Henry Hughes
I
  • Bertha Irving, signed at Hotel de Clinton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 12, 1884
J
  • Susie H. Jennings of Beverly, New Jersey, signed on January 15, 1882
  • Inscribed by one of Hettie's children on March 13, 1892
  • Written upside down: J. H. Jones, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 23, 1889. Presumably Hettie's husband John H. Jones
  • Olive Myrtle Jones, signed on March 5, 1915; Hettie's daughter Olive Myrtle Jones, future wife of George F. Newall and mother of signer Robert H. Newall
  • Victor Hugh Jones, signed on March 2, 1915; Hettie's son. Written in a beautiful script
K
  • Kate Keller, signed at Gwynned Square, on July 7, 1882
  • Scrap of paper pasted to inside back cover: H. Kriter, signed at Sea Plain, New Jersey, on September 27, 1885. Sea Plain is now known as Lake Como.
L
  • S. E. Layman of North Wales, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County, signed on March 6, 1882
  • Laura Lobb, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 28, 1881. She was the sister of signer Lizzie G. (Lobb) Hughes, wife of John B. Hughes, Hettie's brother.
M
  • M. A. May, from or signed at Alma, Nebraska, on June 18, 1887
  • John C. Morgan, signed at Spring Lake, New Jersey, on August 24, 1887
  • Lillie E. Moulsdale, signed on March 23, 1881, either at Abingdon, Maryland, or Lillie was from there.
  • Lou Mount of Middletown, New Jersey, signed on March 30, 1887
  • Clara A. Myers, signed at Philadelphia, on October 5, 1893
  • Philip M. Myers, inscribed on "10/11/93". Hettie's nephew
N
  • Robert, "your loving grandson", signed November 8, 1936. He was Robert H. Newall, son of Hettie's daughter Olive (Jones) Newall and husband George F. Newall. Hettie, by then widowed, was living with Olive and her family at the time of the 1930 Census.
  • B. A. Nichuals, signed on September 12, 1884
P
  • Ash S. Pennington of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, signed on August 8, 1887
  • Archanna Prince, signed on August 23, 1883
R
  • Mrs. Rommel, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 16, 1883
  • Florence Ross, signed at Lumberton, New Jersey, on June 18, 1881; "Your little Cousin"
  • Anna W. Ross, signed at Lumberton, New Jersey, on "3-4-85"
  • Florence, possibly Florence Ross, signed at Lumberton, New Jersey, on February 21, 1885. "Your little Cousin"
S
  • Lillie B. Schaffer, signed at Belfry, Pennsylvania, on December 19, 1881
  • Minnie May Schaffer, signed at Belfry, Pennsylvania, on December 19, 1881
  • H. E. Schaffer, signed at Bethel Parsonage on December 21, 1881
  • Inscribed by "your little friends", Georgie I. Schaffer and Maisey C. Schaffer of Belfry, Pennsylvania, on December 20, 1881
  • George L. Schaffer, signed at the Bethel Methodist Episcopal church parsonage on December 20, 1881
  • Harry B. Schlotterer of Chalfont
  • Thomas P. Scott, signed at North Wales, Pennsylvania, on March 21, 1881
  • Lizzie K. Sick, signed at Birmingham, Ohio, on July 23, 1884
  • H. F. Slocum, signed at Ocean Beach, New Jersey, on May 23, 1887
  • Robert C. Slocum of Ocean Beach, New Jersey, signed on June 1, 1887
  • Frank A. Slocum of Sea Plain, New Jersey. Sea Plain, in Monmouth County, is now known as Lake Como.
  • Sophia R. Snyder, or Sophia K. Snyder, signed at Gwynedd Square, presumably Pennsylvania, on July 5, 1882
  • Minnie Stuetzer; inscribed to Mrs. Jones
T
  • John C. Tyson, signed at Belfry, Pennsylvania, on December 2, 1882
Beverly, New Jersey, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

1881-1886 Autograph Album of Maggie H. Hoban, Who May Have Attended Highland Seminary at Sing Sing, New York


1881-1886 autograph album that belonged to Maggie H. Hoban, who may have been a student at Highland Seminary at Sing Sing, New York.   In addition to Highland Seminary, other institutions mentioned by the signers include St. Elizabeth's Convent at Convent Station, New Jersey; and St. Joseph's Convent at Flushing, New York.


The album, more than a bit battered, measures approximately 7-1/4" x 5" and contains the sentiments of 59 of Maggie's schoolmates and friends.  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.


I'm not sure who exactly Maggie H. Hoban was.  She could have come from the Sing Sing, New York, area, or from farther away.  She may have been a teacher or a student, and Hoban may have been a married name or her birth name.  If you can identify her further, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Juanita E. Besora inscribed a page in Spanish at St. Joseph's Convent at Flushing, New York, on December 21 [no year written].


Fannie Broks, who may have been Fannie Brooks, inscribed a page at St. Elizabeth's Convent at Convent Station, New Jersey, on November 3, 1882.


Annie R. Wood inscribed a page at Highland Seminary, Sing Sing, New York, on October 4, 1883.


Sarah O. Peck inscribed a page at Sing Sing, New York, on May 29, 1884.  Below the image of her page is a brief biography included in a 1910 catalogue of Vassar College, of which Sarah Olive Peck was an 1872 graduate.  Note that her original family name was Hamlin.



Surname list

? [10]DKR
ADeeganKelleyR ?
AgnewDegnanKennedyRobins [2]
BDolanKnoxS
BaxterDonnellyLSands
BesoraDunnLanganSharkie
BiggsFMSpencer
BrenenFenningsMaldonadoT
BrittenFoleyMastersonTravis
Broks or BrooksFootMcMahonV
CGMulhollandValonie
C ? [2]GarwoodNVerne
CabelloHNoxonW
CarpenterHeshnalPWhite
CaswellHobanPeckWigg
CunninghamPowellWilliams [2]
QWood
Q?

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

  • E. J. D.
  • Sister Annie, signed on July 13, 1884.  She may have been at St. Elizabeth's Convent at Convent Station, New Jersey or St. Joseph's Convent at Flushing, New York.
  • Initials, possibly T. H. B., signed at Brooklyn, New York, on July 30, 1883
  • Perhaps written by Maggie herself or a person who didn't leave a name.
  • Unsigned, written on October 3, 1882
  • Susie, signed at Convent on March 11, 1883; perhaps at St. Elizabeth's Convent at Convent Station, New Jersey or at St. Joseph's Convent at Flushing, New York.
  • Tinie; not sure of name.
  • "Your little friend Laura", signed on December 7, 1882
  • Unsigned
  • Anna, signed on December 22, 1884
A
  • Maggie Agnew
B
  • Maggie E. Baxter, signed on April 26, 1886
  • Juanita E. Besora, signed at St. Joseph's Convent, Flushing, Long Island, New York, on December 21 [no year written]. Page written in Spanish.
  • Lizzie C. Biggs of Sing Sing, New York, signed on March 31, 1884
  • Maggie Brenen
  • Written upside down: Annie Britten, signed on September 22, 1884
  • Fannie Broks; can't decipher middle initial, and couldn't find anyone with surname Broks; perhaps she left out an o. Signed at St. Elizabeth's on November 3, 1882. Presumably at Convent Station, New Jersey.
C
  • T. F. Canelly or Carney or ?. Originally the entry was T. F. C. but the signer or someone else wrote in the rest of the surname, which runs off the page.
  • M. C. C., signed at Study Hall on June 14, 1883. First initial might be incorrect.
  • Heloise Cabello, signed at Convent Station on September 30, 1882. Page written in French. Presumably at St. Elizabeth's Convent at Convent Station, New Jersey
  • Fannie H. Carpenter of Yonkers, New York
  • E. S. Caswell or C. S. Caswell, signed at Brooklyn, on October 28, 1885; presumably Brooklyn, New York
  • Agnes Cunningham, signed at Study Hall on January 18, 1883
D
  • Written upside down: Edward J. Deegan, signed on July 18, 1882
  • Rose F. Degnan, signed at Study Hall on January 25, 1883
  • L. F. Dolan
  • A. C. Donnelly, signed at Convent on June 18, 1883. Possibly St. Elizabeth's Convent at Convent Station, New Jersey
  • Mary Dunn
F
  • Frederick H. Fenning, signed at Brooklyn, New York, on July 14, 1882
  • M. V. Foley
  • Nellie Foot; not sure of surname
G
  • ? Garwood, signed on December 9, 1882
H
  • Tessie Heshnal, signed at Convent Station on September 24, 1882. Not sure of surname. Presumably at St. Elizabeth's Convent at Convent Station, New Jersey.
  • Maggie H. Hoban, album owner. She dated the album September 1881.
K
  • Ellen Kelley, signed at St. Elizabeth's on August 3, 1882. Presumably St. Elizabeth's Convent at Convent Station, New Jersey.
  • Emilie D. Kennedy of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, signed at Sing Sing, New York, on June 3, 1884
  • Joe Knox, signed on December 10, 1882
L
  • A. Langan
M
  • Manuela Maldonado, signed on June 8, 1883
  • Kate Masterson, signed on October 1, 1882
  • Lulu D. McMahon, signed on October 1, 1882
  • Daisy M. Von B. Mulholland, signed at Highland Seminary on April 4, 1884
N
  • Grace P. Noxon of Sing Sing, New York, signed on April 3, 1884
P
  • Sarah O. Peck, signed on May 29, 1884 at Sing Sing, New York. She was Sarah Olive Peck, born at Rochester, Michigan; teacher at Highland Seminary at Sing Sing, New York.
  • Etta Powell, signed at Convent on June 19, 1883; possibly St. Elizabeth's Convent at Convent Station, New Jersey, or St. Joseph's Convent at Flushing, New York.
Q
  • Not sure of name. First initial is M. Surname could be Quinn or Quire or something else entirely that doesn't start with Q.
R
  • H. R.
  • Cassie Robins
  • K. Robins
S
  • Netty Sands, signed on September 17, 1882 at Detroit, Michigan
  • Katie Sharkie, signed at Study Hall on January 21, 1883
  • Maggie Spencer
T
  • Florence Travis, signed on December 25, 1884
V
  • Albertina Valonie; not sure of surname
  • M. L. Verne; not sure of surname. Page written in French
W
  • Mary F. White of Sing Sing, New York, signed at Highland Seminary on April 1, 1884
  • Gertrude Wigg
  • David Williams, signed at Brooklyn, on September 12, 1883; also has the date December 31, 1882. Presumably Brooklyn, New York
  • David E. Williams
  • Annie R. Wood, signed at Highland Seminary, Sing, Sing, New York, on October 4, 1883
Sing Sing, New York, in the town of Ossining; Flushing, New York; Convent Station, New Jersey


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Monday, November 24, 2014

1885-1895 Autograph Album of Charlotte Christine Happe, "Lottie", of Liberty Corner, New Jersey


1885-1895 autograph album that belonged to Charlotte Christine Happe, "Lottie", of Liberty Corner, New Jersey.

The album measures almost 7" x 4-1/4" and appears to be missing a few pages at the beginning, including any presentation, ownership or title pages.  Nearly 60 of Lottie's relatives, friends, schoolmates and teachers [L. E. Layton and Walter D. Wheat] left sentiments in the album.  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.

Two items were tucked into the album, an unidentified tintype of a young man and a four page handwritten James Whitcomb Riley poem entitled "Who Santy Claus Wuz", with the name Willard handwritten at top, presumably referring to Lottie's son Willard Earl Bach.



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

Charlotte Christine Happe, "Lottie", was born April 11, 1872 at Liberty Corner, New Jersey, the daughter of Joseph and Charlotte (Kempmeir or Kempmyer or variant) Happe.  Sadly, Lottie's mother Charlotte died September 8, 1880.  Joseph then married Rosena (possibly Miller or Eckel), whose page in the album appears first in order, though not in date written.


Lottie had, I think, nine full siblings and four half-siblings.  Not all survived to adulthood.  Several of them inscribed pages in Lottie's album, including full sisters Louisa Happe and Agnes Happe and half-sister Eliza M. Happe.  Louisa inscribed her page on August 19, 1888.


Agnes Happe inscribed her page on September 13, 1888.


Eliza M. Happe inscribed her page on February 11, 1889.


Two, possibly three, of Lottie's full brothers inscribed pages in her album.  The Joseph Happe who inscribed a page on December 25, 1885, could have been Lottie's father, but presumably he would have noted that. Lottie's half brother Joseph Happe was too young to have inscribed the page, unless someone else did it for him.  The likely signer was Lottie's older brother William Joseph Happe.


Lottie's younger brother John Happe inscribed a page at Liberty Corner, New Jersey and dated it February 11, but didn't include a year.  His sentiment was a bit cheeky but was no doubt tolerated by a doting older sister.


Frank Happe inscribed a page on December 26, 1885.


On May 29, 1894 at Cranford, New Jersey, Charlotte Christine Happe, "Lottie", married Frederick G. Bach.  They had two sons, Harold Frederick Bach and Willard Earl Bach, before Frederick G. Bach died in 1901.

The page below might have been inscribed by Lottie herself, with her married name of Mrs. Fred G. Bach and possibly part of an address, 207 Som. [perhaps Somerset, as there is a Somerset Street in North Plainfield, New Jersey, where they made their home].


On September 29, 1903, Lottie married James Compton Foster, son of Edgar Pritmore Foster and Martha Elizabeth (Crater) Foster.  Lottie and James would have four children: Helen Elizabeth Foster; Lillian Foster; Lola Rosena Foster; and James Cooley Foster.

Lottie died in 1931 and James in 1950.  If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the album

AEKS
Annan [2]Edwards [2]Keller [2]Sanders [2]
BFKingSmalley
Bach [2]FischerLW
Bowers [3]GL ?Wheat
BoyleGraham [2]LaneWienken
BoyteauxHLayton [2]Williams
BushHappe [8]MWilson
CHendrickMcVoy
Carr [2]HubschmittMiller [3]
Conklin [2]IR
CooperIrvingRandolph [2]

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

  • Louisa, signed at Plainfield, New Jersey, on August 25, 1885
  • Wesley, signed at Liberty Corner, New Jersey, on February 7, 1889
  • Most of the page is very faint. Louis ?; perhaps Louis Fering of Plainfield, New Jersey, signed in October 1886
  • E. B., signed at Liberty Corner, New Jersey
  • Bert; inscribed a page and its overleaf
  • Lottie; she gave several dates of reminiscences
  • Tucked in the album: unidentified tintype of a young man
A
  • Addie C. Annan; signed on September 23, 1885. Later note: " 3 year after temperance meeting". Not sure of surname.
  • Phe M. Annan, signed at "Sunnyslope", Liberty Corner, New Jersey, on September 21, 1885. Perhaps Phoebe M. Annan. but not sure of given name or surname.
B
  • Mrs. Fred G. Bach, 207 Som. This may have been written by Lottie herself after her marriage Frederick G. Bach
  • Two pages tucked in the album - "Who Santy Claus Wuz", with the name Willard at top, presumably Lottie's son Willard Bach.
  • John W. Bowers of Mountain Dell, signed on October 5, 1886
  • Clara M. Bowers, signed on October 4, 1886; Lottie's cousin
  • Mrs. Louisa Bowers
  • L. Nettie Boyle, signed at Liberty Corner, New Jersey, on March 1, 1888; initial might be an S, but looks more like the L in Liberty
  • R. C. Boyteaux, signed at May 22, 1895
  • P. E. Bush, signed on February 28, 1888; Lottie's schoolmate
C
  • George Carr of Millington, New Jersey, signed on June 7, 1885. Perhaps the husband of Mrs. E. M. Carr who inscribed the right facing page.
  • Mrs. E. M. Carr, signed at Millington, New Jersey, on June 9, 1885. Perhaps the wife of George Carr, who inscribed the left facing page.
  • Lizzie Conklin of Liberty Corner, New Jersey, signed on September 1, 1885
  • Lizzie A. Conklin of Liberty Corner, New Jersey, signed on January 8, 1885. Later note: "Married July 21, 1886"
  • John C. Cooper
E
  • S. J. Edwards of Liberty Corner, New Jersey, signed on February 5, 1885; it was presumably his wife, Mrs. S. J. Edwards, who inscribed the right facing page.
  • Mrs. S. J. Edwards of Liberty Corner, New Jersey, signed on February 4, 1885; she was presumably the wife of S. J. Edwards, who inscribed the left facing page
F
  • Louisa E. Fischer of Liberty Corner, New Jersey, signed on January 28, 1885; Lottie's schoolmate. Later note: "3 years later C. W. & ag"
  • Agnes M. Graham, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1885
  • Helen A. Graham, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1885. Later note: "3 years later G. B."
H
  • Charlotte Christine Happe, "Lottie", of Liberty Corner, New Jersey; album owner
  • Mrs. R. Happe, signed at Liberty Corner, New Jersey, on September 13, 1885. Presumably Lottie's stepmother Rosena (Miller) Happe, whom Joseph Happe married after the death of Lottie's mother in 1880.
  • Louisa Happe, signed on August 19, 1888; Lottie's sister
  • Eliza M. Happe of Liberty Corner, New York, signed on February 11, 1889; presumably Lottie's younger half sister
  • John Happe, signed at Liberty Corner, New Jersey, on February 11 [no year written]; child's handwriting - Lottie's younger brother John.
  • Joseph Happe, signed on December 25, 1885; Lottie's older brother William Joseph Happe.
  • Agnes Happe, signed on September 13, 1888; Lottie's younger sister
  • Frank Happe, signed on December 26, 1885; Lottie's older brother
  • L. A. Hendrick of Liberty Corner, New Jersey, signed on February 28, 1888
  • Delia Hubschmitt, signed in New York, on November 22, 1888
I
  • Minnie A. Irving of Liberty Corner, New Jersey, signed on January 27, 1885
K
  • Hazlewood Keller of 97 East Front Street, Plainfield, New Jersey, signed on August 3, 1892
  • Courtney Keller of 97 East Front Street, Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Hattie E. King of Liberty Corner, New Jersey, signed on September 16, 1885
L
  • Jackie L?, signed on December 25, 1885. Surname possible Lesourd or ?
  • Lottie B. Lane of Readington, New Jersey
  • Ruth Layton, signed at Liberty Corner, New Jersey, on January 21, 1885
  • L. E. Layton of Liberty Corner, New Jersey, signed on February 29, 1888; Lottie's teacher
M
  • Arthur McVoy of Plainfield, New Jersey, signed on August 3, 1892
  • Maggie Miller, signed at Millington, New Jersey, on August 28, 1885
  • Mrs. Lena Miller of Warrenville, New Jersey
  • Clara Miller of Stanton, New Jersey, signed on September 15, 1886
R
  • Willie S. Randolph of Liberty Corner, New Jersey, signed on February 28, 1888
  • Rolla Randolph, signed on January 22, 1885
S
  • Lottie S. Sanders of Liberty Corner, New Jersey, signed on February 28, 1888; Lottie's schoolmate
  • Kittie L. Sanders of Liberty Corner, New Jersey, signed on January 28, 1885. Later note: " Home year afterwards Millington" [not sure of first word]
  • Jennie E. Smalley, signed at Liberty Corner, New Jersey, on January 27, 1885; Lottie's schoolmate. She wrote another note on this page on September 23 [not sure of second digit], 1888
W
  • Walter D. Wheat, signed on January 22, 1885; Lottie's teacher. Later note: "Married July 21, 1886"
  • Helen A. Wienken, signed at Liberty Corner, New Jersey, on February 10, 1886
  • C. Williams, signed on August 25, 1885
  • Mamie Wilson; Lottie's schoolmate
Liberty Corner, in Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey


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