Wednesday, December 31, 2014

1883-1899 Autograph Album of Hattie Williams of the Hannibal, New York and Oswego Falls, New York Area


1883-1899 autograph album that belonged to a Hattie from the Hannibal, New York, and Oswego Falls, New York area.  Oswego Falls is located in the city of Fulton, New York.

From clues in the album, I believe Hattie was Hattie Williams, daughter of Albert and Mary (Spurr) Williams, but I welcome alternative theories.


The album measures approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 33 of Hattie'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 signer, Mabel Williams, indicated that she was Hattie's sister on the page she inscribed on August 14, 1895.  She may have been a sister or a sister-in-law.


Two other people named Williams inscribed pages in the album, but they didn't specify a relationship with Hattie, though I think they were siblings.  They were Lewis W. Williams, who inscribed a page at Oswego Falls, New York, on December 27, 1883, and Libbie Williams, who inscribed a page at Oswego Falls, New York, on January 21, 1886.



H. H. Spurr called himself Hattie's cousin; his father Edwin Spurr was a brother to Hattie's mother Mary (Spurr) Williams.  Edward H. Spurr inscribed a page at Wolcott, New York, on December 18, 1884, but did not specify a relationship with Hattie.


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

Hattie Williams was born about 1854, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Spurr) Williams.  I found the family in 1870 Census of Hannibal, New York.  After that, I lost track of her because of all of the possible Hatties in and out of the area.  If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or more information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the Album

? [2]GMS
AGilesM ?Sherby
AbbottGrahamMartinSlack
BHMiller [2]Spurr [2]
BerryHuffOT
BurnellIOstranderThomas [4]
CIngraham [2]PW
CrahanJParks [2]W ?
DJonesWilliams [4]
Dove
Dunbarton

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

  • Hattie, album owner; presumably Hattie Williams
  • Kate, signed on October 18, 1885
A
  • Sarah Wheeler Abbott, signed on November 27, 1885
B
  • Mr. and Mr. Charles Berry, signed on October 18, 1885
  • Louise Burnell, signed at Washington, New York, on August 16, 1884
C
  • Maggie L. Crahan of Oswego Falls, New York, signed on February 15, 1887
D
  • Minnie C. Dove, signed on May 27, 1886
  • Anna of Dunbarton, New York, signed on February 9, 1888
G
  • Miss Grace Giles, signed at April 2, 1899
  • Charlotte E. Graham, signed at Oswego Falls, New York, on December 5, 1884
H
  • Mrs. C. E. Huff, signed at Claremont, on June 18, 1907
I
  • Belle P. Ingraham, signed on February 7, 1887
  • R. Ingraham, signed on June 15, 1885. "If you ever see a Chap like me, a coming through the Rye, just wade up to the Rascal and kick him in the eye."
J
  • Mrs. J. H. Jones
M
  • J. ?, signed on July 8, 1884. Possibly Munsey
  • Emily Martin, signed at Philadelphia, on August 9, 1884; she inscribed two consecutive pages.
  • Merritt Miller of South Hannibal, New York, signed on March 15, 1884
  • Mrs. Merritt Miller, signed at South Hannibal, New York, on March 15, 1884
O
  • E. Ostrander, signed on April 19, 1885
P
  • Mrs. A. M. Parks, signed at Mottville, on May 22, 1884
  • E. A. Parks, signed at Mottville, New York, signed on May 223, 1884
S
  • Carrie E. Sherby, signed on April 27, 1887
  • Eliza Slack, signed at Victory, on December 27, 1883
  • Edward H. Spurr, signed at Wolcott, New York, on December 14, 1884
  • H. H. Spurr; Hattie's cousin; presumably Herbert Hamilton Spurr
T
  • Guy E. Thomas of Oswego Falls, New York, signed on February 27, 1887
  • Phallee Thomas, signed on February 22, 1887
  • Jennie B. Thomas of Oswego Falls, New York, signed on April 7, 1887
  • Mrs. M. E. Thomas, signed on February 27, 1887
W
  • C. A. W., signed at Victory, New York, on December 30, 1883
  • Hattie, album owner; presumably Hattie Williams
  • Lewis W. Williams, signed at Oswego Falls, New York, on December 27, 1883
  • Libbie Williams, signed at Oswego Falls, New York, on January 21, 1886
  • Mabel Williams, signed on August 14, 1895; Hattie's sister
Hannibal, New York


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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

1877-1880s Autograph Album of Ida M. Ferguson at Atchison, Kansas, possibly attending Atchison Institute


1877-1880s autograph album that belonged to Ida M. Ferguson at Atchison, Kansas, possibly a student at Atchison Institute, which one signer mentioned.

The album measures approximately 5-1/4" x 3" and contains the sentiments of 29 of Ida's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  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.  Hopefully the list of signers will provide a reader with more clues to Ida's identity.

I found Ida and her sister Emma H. Ferguson, who inscribed a page in the album, boarding in the home of printer Henry Root and wife Mary in the 1880 Census of Atchison.  It indicates that the girls were born in Pennsylvania, Emma about 1860 and Ida about 1863.

Emma signed at "Home" on January 30, 1881.  Could "Home" have been back in Pennsylvania?


The sisters' father or mother inscribed a page on December 25, 1877 [or 1879], either R. Ferguson or B. Ferguson.


If you have further information on Ida M. Ferguson and Emma H. Ferguson, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Elva Culver of Nortonville, Kansas, inscribed a page at Atchison Institute on "6-1-1880".


Most signers gave Kansas as an address, with one from Ohio and one, Peter Jones, from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Surnames in the Album

? [4]JR
BJohnsonRahrig
B ?JonesS
CKSchmidt [2]
CadyKeplingerScrafford
CulverLShea
FLandonSpelti [3]
Ferguson [3]LoganSprang
HMStoessel
HallMarkhamStoy or Story
Marsh [2]

Signers in the Album   [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]
  • Mama's Pet, signed on January 7, 1891; perhaps Ida's child?
  • Well-wisher, signed at Atchison, Kansas, on May 21, 1881
  • "Unknown", signed at Effingham, Kansas, on "5-8-1882"
  • Written upside down: Message unsigned
B
  • Mary B?, possibly Mary Bernhersley, signed on June 5, 1880; shared the page with Nora D. Shea
C
  • Alice Cady, signed at Effingham, Kansas, on July 23, 1879
  • Ella Culver of Nortonville, Kansas, signed at Atchison Institute on "6-1-1880"
F
  • Ida M. Ferguson of Atchison, Kansas; album owner
  • R. Ferguson or B. Ferguson, signed on December 25, 1877; either Ida's mother or her father.
  • Emma H. Ferguson, signed at "Home", on January 30, 1881; not positive of middle initial. Ida's sister.
H
  • Lettie Hall, signed in 1880; presumably a schoolmate
J
  • Scott M. Johnson, signed at Farmington, Kansas, on April 27, 1883; mentions Arrington Springs
  • Peter Jones of, or signed at, Halifax, Nova Scotia, on October 9, 1882
  • Mollie Keplinger, signed at Navarre, Ohio, on November 26, 1881
L
  • K. M. Landon, signed at Effingham, on January 12, 1880
  • Emma Logan
M
  • Nettie S. Markham of Atchison, Kansas, signed on "6-2-1880"
  • Frank M. Marsh of Effingham, Kansas, signed on February 20, 1881
  • Mary A. Marsh, signed at Effingham, Kansas, on February 20, 1881
R
  • Maggie Rahrig, signed at Atchison, Kansas, on June 5 [no year written]
S
  • Jennie A. Schmidt, signed at Atchison, Kansas, on December 8, 1879
  • Ludo Schmidt, signed at Marysville, Kansas, on December 11, 1879
  • Grace Scrafford
  • Nora D. Shea, signed at Atchison, Kansas on June 5, 1880; shared the page with Mary B?
  • B. Spelti of Atchison, Kansas, signed on June 5, 1880
  • Verena B. Spelti, signed on June 5, 1881
  • Mary A. Spelti, signed on June 5, 1880
  • Flora Sprang of Nortonville, Kansas, signed at Atchison, Kansas, in 1880. Very faint.
  • Dossie Stoessel, signed at Atchison, Kansas, on June 5, 1880
  • Dena Stoy, or Dena Story, signed at Atchison, Kansas, on June 5 [no year written]

Atchison, Kansas



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1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Julia Gilchrist of East Meredith, New York


1880s/1890s autograph album that belonged to a Julia of the East Meredith, New York, area.   From clues in the album, I believe she was Julia Gilchrist, daughter of Finley and Elizabeth Sabrina (Rathbun) Gilchrist of East Meridith.


The album measures approximately 5-1/4" x 3" and contains the sentiments of 58 of Julia's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  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 brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Julia Gilchrist was born about 1868 in New York, the daughter of Finley and Elizabeth Sabrina (Rathbun) Gilchrist.  Mrs. Finley Gilchrist of East Meredith, New York, presumably Julia's mother, inscribed a page in the album on January 15, 1887.


Julia's sister Lula Gilchrist and brother Fred J. Gilchrist signed on the same day as their mother, January 15, 1887.



Other relatives who signed were cousins Jessie McNee; Lizzie Aitken; and Margaret Gilchrist.

About 1894, Julia married John Edward Strangeway, son of William T. and Margaret T. (Dunn) Strangeway.  Julia and John had three children, daughters Mary and Lulu and sons William and Edward.  John died in 1925, and Julia after him, though I don't know the year.  They're buried at Woodland Cemetery at Delhi, New York.

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

Surnames in the Album

?GLP
AGilchrist [5]LealPeck
AitkenGreenMR
BHMableRae
Ballantine [2]HagerMabonRathbun
BaylesHamiltonMaclaughlanS
BlanchardHanford [3]McAyealScott
Briggs [2]Haslett [2]McLaury [3]T
DHazlett [2]McNeeThompson [2]
Dibble [2]HodgeMurdock [2]W
Doig [3]HoytOWard
FKOutwaterWarren [2]
FlowerKerr [3]
FullerKilpatrick [3]

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

  • Friendly Stranger, signed on October 12, 1890
A
  • Lizzie Aitken, signed on July 31, 1894; Julia's cousin
B
  • Robert W. Ballantine of Hamden, New York, signed on December 16, 188?; possibly 1889
  • Thomas Ballantine, Jr., of Hamden, New York, in Delaware County, signed on December 17, 1889 [or 1883]
  • Sarabelle Bayles, signed on July 28, 1893
  • Written upside down: George Blanchard of East Meredith, New York
  • Lula M. Briggs of East Meredith, New York, signed on December 5, 1891
  • Emma Briggs, signed on February 17, 1887
D
  • Katie G. Dibble of East Meredith, New York, signed on January 17, 1887
  • Charles Dibble of East Meredith, New York, signed on January 17, 1887
  • Kittie E. Doig of Walton, New York, signed on August 7, 1888
  • Mary A. Doig, signed at Walton, New York, on September 23, 1887
  • Minnie Doig of Walton, New York, signed on August 7, 1888
F
  • Anna P. Flower of East Meredith, New York, signed on December 28, 1886
  • Vernon Fuller of Meredith, New York, signed on January 17, 1890
G
  • Julia Gilchrist of East Meredith, New York; album owner
  • Miss Lulu Gilchrist of East Meredith, New York, signed on January 15, 1887; Julia's sister
  • Mrs. Finley Gilchrist of East Meredith, New York, signed on January 15, 1887. Julia's mother, Elizabeth Sabrina (Rathbun) Gilchrist.
  • Fred J. Gilchrist of East Meredith, New York, signed on January 15, 1887.  Julia's brother
  • Margaret Gilchrist, signed at Delhi, New York, on April 21, 1891; Julia's cousin.  Margaret Gilchrist's father Andrew Symington Gilchrist was a brother to Julia's father Finley Gilchrist.
  • E. J. Green, signed on January 18, 1887
H
  • Fred L. Hager of East Meredith, New York, signed on January 25, 1889. "Hurrah For Harrison & Norton"
  • Etta Hamilton of East Meredith,. New York, signed on August 1, 1889
  • Mary J. Hanford of East Meredith, New York, signed on December 6, 1886
  • Bertha E. Hanford of Oneonta, New York, signed on December 8, 1890
  • Lois E. Hanford of East Meredith, New York, signed on December 6, 1886. "Remember Dec. 18 1885"
  • Nancy A. Haslett of East Meredith, New York, signed on November 2, 1888. "Hurrah for Fisk C. Brooks and protection for the American home"
  • Aggie M. Haslett, signed at East Meredith, New York, on February 15, 1887
  • Lizzie D. Hazlett of East Meredith, New York, on July 18, 1895
  • Essie Hazlett, signed at East Meredith, New York, in November 1887 [or 1881]
  • John Hodge or John Hodges, signed at Walton, New York, on December 17, 1889
  • Helen E. Hoyt, signed on April 9, 1910 at Glenburnie, Delhi, New York; Walton, New York
K
  • M. B. Kerr of Athens, New York, signed on February 7, 1890. Not sure of first initial. Could even a name or abbreviation of a name, rather than an initial. Possibly Robt. B. Kerr, father of signer Horace S. Kerr.
  • H. S. Kerr, signed on February 12, 1890; presumably Horace S. Kerr.
  • Mrs. R. B. Kerr, signed at Oneonta, New York, on March 1, 1890. Presumably Sarah Kerr, wife of Robert B. Kerr.
  • Willie Kilpatrick of Walton, New York, signed on August 27, 1882
  • Maggie Kilpatrick of Walton, New York, signed on August 25, 1892
  • Written upside down: Sarah J. Kilpatrick of Walton, New York, signed on April 29, 1892
L
  • Jennie E. Leal of Delhi, New York, signed on March 21, 1889
M
  • S. F. Mable
  • Clara J. Mabon of Delhi, New York, signed on August 7, 1894
  • W. Maclaughlan of Detroit, Michigan, signed on October 27, 1887; middle initial might be F
  • Howard S. McAyeal of Meredith, New York, signed on October 10, 1887
  • Dessie J. McLaury, or Lissie J. McLaury, of East Meredith, New York, signed on August 1, 1889; schoolmate. Adessa J. McLaury
  • G. G. McLaury, signed on December 23, 1892
  • Mattie McLaury of East Meredith, New York, signed on November 11, 1887
  • Jessie McNee, signed on July 31, 1894 at Mate's; Julia's cousin
  • Aggie S. Murdock of East Meredith, New York, signed on June 30, 1887
  • Edith Murdock
O
  • Laura Outwater
P
  • Mrs. M. Peck of Meredith, New York, signed on November 26, 1890. Middle initial possibly I or S or J. If J., she should be Mary J. (Hanford) Peck, wife of Ambrose B. Peck.
R
  • Wesley Spurgeon Rae, signed on August 22, 1888; Presbyterian and Methodist Episcopal minister
  • G. D. Rathbun of Utica, New York, signed on October 12, 1890; presumably George Delano Rathbun, brother of Julia's mother Elizabeth Sabrina (Rathbun) Gilchrist.
S
  • George Scott of East Meredith, New York
T
  • J. H. Thompson, signed at East Meredith, New York, on January 18, 1887
  • Mrs. J. H. Thompson of East Meredith, New York, signed in February 188?, possible 1889 or 1885 or ?
W
  • Mrs. M. J. Ward of Sidney, New York, in Delaware County
  • Mrs. Libbie Warren of Meredith Hollow, New York, in Delaware County. Presumably Elizabeth (Gilchrist) Warren, whose husband George signed the right facing page.
  • George A. Warren of Meredith Hollow, New York, in Delaware County. His wife Libbie Warren, presumably Elizabeth (Gilchrist) Warren, signed the left facing page.
East Meredith, New York


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Monday, December 29, 2014

1883-1885 Autograph Album of Clara May Holt of Portsmouth, Virginia; student at Norfolk College


1883-1885 autograph album of Clara May Holt of Portsmouth, Virginia, with some of the sentiments acquired while she was a student, presumably at Norfolk College at nearby Norfolk, Virginia.

Interestingly, an earlier post featured the autograph album of another Norfolk College student, Blanche Thayer, who signed a page in Clara's album.


Clara's album measures approximately 7-3/4" x 4-3/4" and contains the sentiments of 58 of her relatives, friends and schoolmates, as well as notes added by Clara about signers' subsequent marriages and deaths.  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 people signed pages in Blanche's album as well.

As you can see from the page above, Clara added notes to many of the pages, to note the marriages or deaths of her well wishers.  In Blanche's case, Clara noted that Blanche married a Mr. Stanworth; he was Paul Clifton Stanworth.

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

Clara May Holt was born July 15, 1870 at Portsmouth, Virginia, the daughter of Xenophon and Susie F. (Cherry) Holt.  Susie inscribed a page in the album at Portsmouth, Virginia, on May 3, 1884, "To My Dear Little Girl".


Clara's younger brother Xennie, whose name was Xenophon Drew Holt, inscribed a page on June 5, 1884.


On June 18, 1890 at Norfolk, Virginia, Clara married George Raney Debnam, son of John Buckner Debnam and Mary Archer (Raney) Debnam.  George inscribed a page in Clara's album at Norfolk, Virginia, on July 7, 1885.  He implied that they had spent the previous 4th of July together, or at least had run into each other there.  George's sister Bettie Debnam also inscribed a page, and Clara noted that she had subsequently married Randolph Humphreys.



Clara died in 1911, and George in 1941.  They're buried at Oak Grove Cemetery at Portsmouth, Virginia.  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

? [6]DHNU
BD ?HallNorsworthyUllmann
BarcroftDavis [2]HankinsRV
BarlowDayHolt [3]R ? [2]Virnelson
Bealede FaletansHopeRiellW
BrinkleyDebnam [2]HowellSW ?
ByrdEHumbertScholefieldWatters
CE ?LSeaburyWhitehead [2]
C ?EbersonLookeSteeleWise
CarmanEdmundsLovingTWonycott
Cooke [2]GMThayerY
CutchinGriffithM ? [2]ThomsonYeatman
MacWilkie [2]


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

  • Lee, signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on May 2, 1884
  • Pauline, signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on May 2, 1884
  • Your friend
  • Maud; later note: "Mrs. Orren L. Williams"
  • Uncle Charlie, signed at Unionville, Virginia, on June 24, 1884
  • Myra, signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on May 2, 1884
B
  • Ida V. Barcroft, signed at Norfolk College, on April 30, 1884. Later note: "Mrs. Williams. Married April 30, 1890". She married Edwin S. Williams.
  • Tillie C. Barlow, signed at Norfolk College on April 30, 1884
  • Essie R. Beale, signed at College, presumably Norfolk College, on February 5, 1884
  • Hugh Brinkley, signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on February 26, 1885
  • Delia Byrd; Clara's schoolmate. Later note: "Mrs. Dr. Waller; Mrs. Ruffin"
C
  • M. C., signed on May 7, 1884. Later note: Mrs. Ridgely"
  • Emma Carman, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on February 5, 1884; Clara's schoolmate
  • Alice M. Cooke, signed at Miltons or Meltons, Louisa County, Virginia, on July 9, 1884
  • W. H. Cooke, signed at Meltons or Miltons, Virginia, on July 9, 1884. Later note: "Married, Miss Coffee". From that clue, it can be determined that the signer was Welford H. Cooke, who married Lennor Elwood Coffee on July 29, 1891 at Bedford, Virginia.
  • Rosa Cutchin, signed on February 5, 1884. Later note: "Married Mr. Johnson"
D
  • Harvey, L.D., signed on December 28, 1883
  • Calling card pasted on the page of Mrs. T. Wiley Davis of 2700 Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia; dated August 31 [no year written]. Alternatively, could be Mrs. F. Wiley Davis.
  • George E. Davis, signed at Richmond, Virginia, on August 29, 1885
  • Katie Day, signed at Norfolk College, Virginia, on February 6, 1884. Later note: "Died March 4, 1885"
  • Madame de Faletans of Paris, France, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, in 1884.  Music Professor at Norfolk College
  • Bettie. Later note: Married Oct. 9, 1889. Mrs. Randolph Humphreys. Died, Feb. 15, 1898". I found where a Randolph Humphreys married a Bessie Debnam on that date. "Bessie" was apparently an indexing error for Bettie Debnam. Bettie was a sister to album owner Clara Holt's future husband George Raney Debnam.
  • George R. Debnam, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on July 7, 1885. He was George Raney Debnam, Clara's future husband. He told her to remember the 4th of July 1885, which apparently they spent at least part of together.
E
  • L. S. E., signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on May 2, 1884
  • Evelyn Eberson, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on January 31, 1884; Clara's schoolmate. Later note: "Married Mr. [L?] Lowenberg. Interestingly, the only marriage I found for Evelyn was to Henry Clay Hofheimer in 1891; perhaps she had been married before.
  • Lelia S. Edmunds, signed on May 2, 1884 at "City", presumably Portsmouth, Virginia, or Norfolk, Virginia.
G
  • Lizzie Griffith, signed on February 6, 1884. Middle initial might be B or R. Later note: "died. June 1894
H
  • S. Tommie Hall, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on January 16, 1884. S. Thompson Hall. Later note: "Mrs. John M. Lander"
  • V. W. Hankins, signed in January 1884
  • Clara May Holt of Portsmouth, Virginia; album owner
  • Xennie, "Your Little Brother", signed on June 5, 1884; Xenophon Drew Holt
  • S. F. Holt, signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on May 3, 1884. Clara's mother Susie F. (Cherry) Holt
  • J. Shirley Hope of Portsmouth, Virginia, signed on May 24, 1884. Later note: died June [from the link, we see his death occurred on June 30, 1896] James Shirley Hope, who became a Navy surgeon
  • J. F. Howell of Arkansas, signed near Carrsville, Virginia, on August 19, 1884
  • Mina R. Humbert, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on April 30, 1884
L
  • M. J. Look or Looke or ?
  • Charles H. Loving of Locust Grove, Virginia, in Louisa County, signed on July 11, 1884
M
  • R. H. F. M., signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on February 5, 1884. Later note: "Dead"
  • Margie M., signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on February 18, 1884
  • E. A. MacWilkie, signed on February 6, 1884.
  • Fergus F. Macwilkie, signed on February 5, 1884 at "City", presumably Portsmouth, Virginia, or Norfolk, Virginia. Later note: "Married Miss Van Leer" She may have been Nellie VanLeer.
N
  • Nettie Norsworthy, signed on February 5, 1884; Clara's schoolmate. Later note: Mrs. Southgate, Married Oct. 6, 1891"
R
  • H. E. R., signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on March 25, 1885
  • W. Johnson R., signed at Oakland, Virginia, on July 11, 1884
  • H. E. Riell, signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on March 25, 1885. Presumably Harry E. Riell.
S
  • Virginia Scholefield, signed at Norfolk College on January 20, 1884. Later note: "Mrs. Arnott"
  • Fannie L. Seabury, signed on February 6, 1884 at Norfolk, Virginia
  • Paris W. Steele, signed at 176 Main St, Norfolk, Virginia
T
  • Blanche Thayer of Norfolk, Virginia, signed on February 6, 1884. Later note: "Mrs. Stanworth"
  • Annie Thomson of Norfolk, Virginia. Later note: "Mrs. Southall, Married Sept. 17, 1890
U
  • Stella Lee Ullmann of Norfolk, Virginia, on February 6, 1884
V
  • Clifford D. Virnelson, signed at "City", presumably Portsmouth, Virginia, or Norfolk, Virginia, on March 9, 1885. Later note: "Married"
W
  • Lula N. W., signed on August 4, 1885; not sure of middle initial
  • Ola Watters, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on February 18, 1884
  • Annie L. Whitehead of Portsmouth, Virginia. Later note: Married Mr. William Walton
  • Mrs. Whitehead, signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on August 4, 1884
  • Bettie Wise of Norfolk, Virginia, signed on February 6, 1884. She wrote her name backwards.
  • F. K. Wonycott. Later note: "Married Miss Lillian Davis". From this clue, it can be determined that he was Frank K. Wonycott who married Lillian on November 10, 1891 at Portsmouth, Virginia.
Y
  • Sue Yeatman of Norfolk, Virginia, signed on January 5, 1884. Later note: "Married"
Portsmouth, Virginia

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

1879-1884 Autograph Album of Annie Laura McMurray of Wadesboro, North Carolina; at Charlotte Female Institute


1879-1884 autograph album that belonged to Annie Laura McMurray of Wadesboro, North Carolina, with many of the sentiments acquired while Annie was a student at the Charlotte Female Institute at Charlotte, North Carolina, still in existence as Queens University of Charlotte.

T. W. Steele, Jr., gave the album to Annie, as noted o the inside front cover.


The album measures approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 36 of Annie's friends and schoolmates.  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 brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Annie Laura McMurray was born May 24, 1863 in Union County, North Carolina, the daughter of Joseph Walkup McMurray and his first wife, Sallie Howard, who died in 1871.  I believe that Annie had two full siblings, a sister and a brother, and two half-sisters from her father's second marriage to Julia Ann Little.

As noted above, many of the signers were Annie's fellow students at the Charlotte Female Institute.  Some of them mentioned the school's initials, as did Katie C. Johnston of Rock Hill, South Carolina, who inscribed her page on January 22, 1880.


And Hattie Avery of Morganton, North Carolina, who inscribed her page on February 2, 1880.  See the list of signers below for the names of more students.


On May 20, 1885, Annie married grocer James Osgood Andrew Craig, son of William Evans Craig and Margaret (Parke) Craig.  I believe Annie and James had two children, a daughter and a son.  James died in 1924 and Annie in 1926; they're buried at the Eastview Cemetery at Wadesboro, North 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.

Surnames in the album

? [4]CJN
ACaldwellJohnston [2]Neal
A ?Coppedge [2]KR
AlexanderCovingtonKerrRoss
Anderson [2]DKlueppelbergS
AsburyDeWolfeLSchiff
AveryDowdLongSpencer
BFLyonSteele
B ?FinlaysonMY
BellHMcLaughlinYoung [3]
HargraveMcMurray
Hudson

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

  • Tonsy or Tansy or Torrey or ?
  • B. Very intense sentiment!
  • Smith [?], signed on March 29, 1882
  • T. I. Fetze, signed on January 18, 1881; not sure of the initials or the surname
A
  • B. B. A.; April 4-17, 1882
  • Eva Alexander, signed at the Charlotte Female Institute at Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 29, 1879
  • Nannie Anderson of Morganton, North Carolina, signed on September 20, 1879; middle initial either T or F
  • Hollie Anderson of or signed at Camilla, Georgia, on September 11, 1883
  • Minnie E. Asbury, signed at the Charlotte Female Institute at Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 9, 1879
  • Hattie Avery of Morganton, North Carolina, signed at February 2, 1880 at Charlotte Female Institute
B
  • F. B., signed at Paris, North Carolina, on September 28, 1883
  • Eddie Bell, signed on December 31, 1879 at "City", presumably Charlotte, North Carolina
C
  • Bessie Caldwell of Harrisburg, North Carolina, signed at C. F. Institute on January 21, 1880
  • Bettie Coppedge, signed at Wadesboro, North Carolina, on March 27, 1880
  • Mattie Coppedge, signed at Wadesboro, North Carolina, on March 27, 1880
  • Nelia E. Covington, signed on June 8, 1882
D
  • Louise DeWolfe, signed at Charlotte Female Institute on January 10, 1880; schoolmate
  • Julia Dowd of Charlotte, North Carolina, signed in June 1880
F
  • Sallie Finlayson of Mobile, Alabama, signed at Charlotte Female Institute on January 28, 1880
H
  • Fred Hargrave, signed on January 20, 1881; not sure of surname; might be Horgrave
  • Mary Hudson of Augusta, Georgia, signed on February 26, 1884
J
  • Willie Johnston of Concord, North Carolina, signed on January 22, 1880
  • Katie C. Johnston of Rock Hill, South Carolina, signed at the Charlotte Female Institute on January 22, 1880
K
  • Jennings B. Kerr of Charlotte, North Carolina, signed on January 15, 1880
  • Charlotte Klueppelberg, signed at Charlotte, North Carolina, in May 1879; page is written in German
L
  • Lillie W. Long
  • M. A. Lyon of Richmond, Virginia, signed on January 21, 1880
M
  • Annie McLaughlin, signed at Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 14, 1879
  • Annie McMurray, album owner; the album was given to her by T. W. Steele, Jr.
N
  • Etta Neal, signed on September 29, 1879
R
  • Eldora M. Ross of Charlotte, North Carolina, signed on December 1, 1879
S
  • Emma Schiff, signed at Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 29, 1879
  • Sallie Spencer of Charlotte, North Carolina, signed on December 1, 1879
  • T. W. Steele, Jr. - presented the album to Annie McMurray
Y
  • Sallie W. Young, signed on December 3, 1879 at Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Sarah V. Young, signed on December 6, 1879
  • Louise Young; not sure of given name
Wadesboro, North Carolina, to Charlotte, North Carolina


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Saturday, December 27, 2014

1884-1904 Autograph Album of Blanche Thayer of Norfolk, Virginia; student at Norfolk College


1884-1904 autograph album of Blanche Thayer of Norfolk, Virginia, with many sentiments collected while she was a student at Norfolk College.  Its building is now a branch of Tidewater Community College.

The album has a bit of scribbling on some pages, including the ownership page below.


Another post features the autograph album of Clara May Holt of Portsmouth, Virginia, who was also a student at Norfolk College apparently, as several of the signers indicated that address; many of the signers inscribed pages in both albums.

Blanche Thayer signed a page in Clara's album; Clara, as she did on many of the pages, added a later note, which indicated that Blanche had married a Mr. Stanworth.  He was Paul Clifton Stanworth.


Blanche's album measures about 8" x 5" and has many loose pages.  It contains the sentiments of over 100 of her relatives, friends, schoolmates and teacher.  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 brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Blanche Thayer was born at Norfolk, Virginia, the daughter of James W. Thayer and Virginia (Milener/Millner/Milliner] Thayer.  In 1888, Blanche wrote her name in the center of a group page, which also featured the signature of her sister Mabel Thayer.


Another name that jumps out on the page above is P. C. Stanworth, who also signed an individual page.  He was Paul Clifton Stanworth, whom Blanche would marry at Norfolk, Virginia, on September 18, 1893.  He was the son of Thomas and Mary Ann (Connor, I think) Stanworth.  The W. J. Stanworth who inscribed another page was likely brother William J. Stanworth, who indicated that he and Blanche had been neighbors - so now we know how Blanche Thayer and Paul Clifton Stanworth met!


As mentioned above, many of the signers were Blanche's fellow students at Norfolk College at Norfolk, Virginia.  Blanche took at least one course in music, as confirmed by the page signed by her music professor Anton F. Koerner on March 28, 1884.


Also writing her name in the album in 1902 and 1904 was Alma Stanworth, daughter of Blanche and Paul Clifton Stanworth.  She wrote her name three times in the lower right corner of another group page that featured several members of the Guild family of Baltimore, Maryland and others.


Other people who expressed a family relationship:  [And there were undoubtedly some who didn't express an relationship in their sentiment]
  • Aunt Susie, possibly Susan A. (Thayer) Guild of Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aunt Charlotte, possibly Charlotte (Thayer) Blogg, sister of Blanche's father James W. Thayer
  • Cousin Harry of Baltimore
  • Cousin Laffie [?]
  • Cousin Hattie; possibly Hattie Blogg
  • Cousin Bettie
The inside front cover has a faint name that looks like Ann Brinkley.  Blanche's daughter Alma Stanworth married Edward Stanley Brinkley, and they had a daughter Ann.


Blanche died in 1929 and Paul Clifton in 1958; they're buried at Elmwood Cemetery at Norfolk, Virginia.  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

? [21]DGMSU
ADalbyGilmoreM ?S ? [2]Ullmann
AdamsDaniel [2]GriffithMacWilkie [2]ScholefieldW
BDayGuild [5]MarshallSeaburyWatts
B ?DodsonHMizellSillsWebster
BallardDuncanHallMyersSleddWhitehurst
BaylyEHayesNSlicer [2]Whitney
Blogg [3]EbersonHollyNorsworthySmithWomble
BrinkleyEleyJOStanworth [4]Wrenn
CEllisJackson [2]OglenSullivanWright [2]
CarmanFKPTWyatt
CarrollFitzKoernerPerryTaylor [2]Y
CharlesFontaineLPorter [2]Thayer [2]Yeatman
CunninghamFosterLangleyPoudenThomas [2]
CutchinLeeThomson
Tregoe [4]

Signers in the album    [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]
  • Your Uncle, possibly Uncle Ned; the page is written in German.  Uncle copied a poem by Karl von Holtei (1798-1880): http://museum.zib.de/sgml_internet/sgml.php?seite=5&fld_0=Z0094344
  • ? Dencher ?enow. 
  • Cousin Gene, signed on October 4, 1885.
  • The Friend of '87; shared the page with "Jumbo"
  • "Jumbo", signed in August 1884; shared the page with "The Friend of '87"
  • Ella, signed at Baltimore, Maryland on September 25, 1885. Perhaps Ella Carroll
  • Ed, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on January 1, 1884
  • "Cousin Carrie, signed at Norfolk on January 21 [year obscured]. She painted a sprig of wild roses.
  • Georgie, signed on September 25, 1885
  • Susie, signed on September 25, 1885
  • Cousin Harry, signed at Baltimore, Maryland, on September 5, 1885.
  • Minnie, signed at Norfolk on March 5, 1884. Painting of lilies of the valley and a butterfly.
  • Cousin Laffie [?], signed on September 25, 1885
  • Jimmie, signed at Baltimore, Maryland, on September 25, 1885
  • Signed by "Fair - Fat and Fifteen" in 1885
  • Signed in very youthful or very elderly handwriting on July 5, 1886. Can't decipher the name. Possibly a word that starts with A, like Ann or Aunt, and a second word that starts with B.
  • Sallie S., signed at Norfolk, Virginia, in January 1885
  • Cousin Bettie, signed at Be? L? Spring, Virginia, on September 1, 1887
  • Irene.  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • Annie, signed at Norfolk College, Norfolk, VIrginia
  • Bessie, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on June 5, 1885
A
  • Percy W. Adams, or Perry W. Adams, signed on June 17, 1890
B
  • S. H. B..  Shared the page with Mrs. S. A. Jackson
  • Fann W. Ballard of Churchland, Virginia
  • J. McKendree K. Bayly, signed at Baltimore, Maryland, on June 16, 1890. He was Jeremiah McKendree K. Bayly, born in 1862, according to his passport application, which he completed later that month.
  • Cousin Hattie, signed on January 1, 1884. She called Blanche "Blanchette". Perhaps Hattie A. Blogg, daughter of Charlotte (Thayer) Blogg, who was a sister to Blanche's father James W. Thayer.
  • Aunt Charlotte, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, in 1884; perhaps Charlotte (Thayer) Blogg, sister of Blanche's father James W. Thayer.
  • Wes, signed in January 1884; perhaps Wesley C. Blogg, son of Charlotte (Thayer) Blogg, who was a sister to Blanche's father James W. Thayer.
  • Very faint name on inside front cover; possibly Ann Brinkley. Blanche's daughter Alma Stanworth married Edward Stanley Brinkley and had a daughter Ann Brinkley, born about 1920. The name could also be Alma, but looks more like Ann.
C
  • Emma Carman, signed on March 6, 1884 at Norfolk, Virginia; Blanche's schoolmate, presumably at Norfolk College.
  • Ella Carroll of Baltimore, Maryland; middle initial possibly I or J or ?.  She signed a group page with names: P. C. Stanworth; R. D. Tregoe; W. A. Slicer; Ella Carroll; ?Dencher?; George W. Tregoe; Mabel Thayer, Blanche's sister; and J. Harry Tregoe
  • Mary Charles of Tarboro, North Carolina, on June 5, 1885.  Shared the page with W. A. Slicer
  • Jesse Cunningham, signed on March 1, 1889. "Don't forget your Hampton friend."
  • Rosa Cutchin of Norfolk, Virginia, signed on March 27, 1884
D
  • Leilia R. Dalby, signed at Norfolk College, on June 4, 1885
  • Eula Daniel, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on March 5, 1884
  • Anna Daniel of, or signed at, Pleasant Hill, North Carolina, dated May 6, 1887
  • Anne K. Day, signed at Norfolk College, on March 6, 1884
  • L. B. Dodson  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • Carrie V. Duncan of Spartanburgh, South Carolina, signed at Norfolk College on April 21, 1887
E
  • Evelyn Eberson, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on March 7, 1884; Blanche's schoolmate
  • Emmy Eley, signed at Norfolk College on January 18, 1885
  • Anna Ellis, signed at Norfolk College, on April 23, 1887; not sure of given name
F
  • Newton Fitz
  • Lizzie Fontaine, signed on August 17, 1886
  • Janie Foster of Pictou, Nova Scotia, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on February 12, 1885, perhaps at Norfolk College. Not sure of given name.
G
  • James Gilmore, Jr., University of Virginia, Albermarle County. Middle initial might be A. or H.
  • Lizzie Griffith, signed on March 6, 1884
  • Aunt Susan, Baltimore, 1888, Written in the center of a group page. "Bright faces bring blessings to every heart"  Presumably Susan A. (Thayer) Guild, sister or other relative of Blanche's father James W. Thayer.  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • S. A. Guild; presumably Aunt Susie, Susan A. (Thayer) Guild, sister or other relative of Blanche's father James W. Thayer.  Group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • Jennie M. Guild of Baltimore, Maryland, signed in 1885.  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • Charles S. Guild of Baltimore, Maryland, signed on September 18, 1885.  He would die on March 11, 1886.  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • Clara E. Guild of Baltimore, Maryland, signed on September 26, 1885.  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
H
  • S. Thompson Hall, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, in March 1884
  • M. T. Hayes  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • Mamie L. Holly, signed at Norfolk College on March 6, 1884
J
  • ? A. Jackson, signed at Abingdon, Virginia, in September 1888 . First initial obscured by later scribbling - could be G.
  • Mrs. S. A. Jackson, signed on September 9, 1888.  Shared the page with S. H. B.
K
  • Anton F. Koerner, signed at Norfolk College on March 28, 1884. He was Blanche's music professor.
L
  • Carrie D. Langley, signed at Norfolk College at Norfolk, Virginia, on November 5, 1886
  • Mamie A. Lee, signed at Norfolk College on March 27, 1884
M
  • U. M.  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • F. F. MacWilkie, signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on July 1, 1884; presumably Fergus F. MacWilkie
  • Maud M. Macwilkie, signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on March 7, 1884
  • Essie G. Marshall, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on October 14, 1886
  • Anne Mizell, signed at Norfolk College on June 5, 1885
  • Annie Howard Myers of Washington, North Carolina, signed at Norfolk College on January 18, 1886. She was a landscape and still life painter; future wife of John William Charles.
N
  • Nettie Norsworthy of Norfolk, Virginia, signed on March 6, 1884; Blanche's schoolmate
O
  • W. K. Oglen of Abingdon, Virginia, signed on September 9, 1888; not sure of middle initial or surname
P
  • Leila Perry, signed on March 6, 1884
  • Emilie Porter, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on May 9, 1886
  • Kate G. Porter, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on May 9, 1886
  • Lela Pouden or Lela Pruden or ?, signed at Abingdon, Virginia, on August 8, 1888
S
  • B. T. S.  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • P. C. S.  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • V. M. Scholefield, signed at Norfolk College in 1884
  • Fannie Lee Seabury, signed at Norfolk College on March 7, 1884
  • Annie Sills, signed at Brunswick, Virginia, on May 3, 1887
  • R. P. Sledd, signed on May 16, 1886; not sure of surname.  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • W. A. Slicer, dated October 20, 1888.  Signed a group page with names: P. C. Stanworth; R. D. Tregoe; W. A. Slicer; Ella Carroll; ?Dencher?; George W. Tregoe; Mabel Thayer, Blanche's sister; and J. Harry Tregoe
  • W. A. Slicer of Bufordville, Virginia, Ranch No. 87, signed on October 19, 1888.  Shared the page with Mary Charles
  • Sallie V. Smith, signed on March 8, 1886
  • P. C. Stanworth; Blanche's future husband.  He signed a group page with names: P. C. Stanworth; R. D. Tregoe; W. A. Slicer; Ella Carroll; ?Dencher?; George W. Tregoe; Mabel Thayer, Blanche's sister; and J. Harry Tregoe
  • W. J. Stanworth, signed on January 8, 1885; "Your old friend and neighbor". Presumably William J. Stanworth, brother of Paul Clifton Stanworth, Blanche's future husband.
  • P. C. Stanworth, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on August 7, 1886. He was Paul Clifford Stanworth, Blanche's future husband.
  • Alma Stanworth, signed in 1902; signed again in 1904 at Norfolk, Virginia; Blanche's daughter.  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • N. S. Sullivan, signed at Abingdon, Virginia, on August 24, 1888
T
  • C. R. Taylor, signed on June 19, 1886
  • C. R. Taylor, or Tayler, signed on August 15, 1886.  On a group page; group names: Aunt Susan; S. A. Guild; Jennie M. Guild; Charles S. Guild; Clara E. Guild; Alma Stanworth; C. R. Tayler; R. P. Shedd; U. M.; M. T. Hayes; L. B. Dodson; B.T.S.; P.C.S.; and Irene
  • Blanche Thayer of Norfolk, Virginia; album owner.  She started the album in 1884.
  • Miss Mabel Thayer, dated October 20, 1888; Blanche Thayer's sister Mabel Thayer.  She signed a group page with names: P. C. Stanworth; R. D. Tregoe; W. A. Slicer; Ella Carroll; ?Dencher?; George W. Tregoe; Mabel Thayer, Blanche's sister; and J. Harry Tregoe
  • James A. Thomas of Smithfield, Virginia
  • Annie Thomas, signed at Norfolk College in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Annie Thomson, signed at Norfolk College on March 10, 1884
  • R. D. Tregoe of Baltimore, Maryland; Mrs. Rebecca D. (Konemann ?) Tregoe, wife of George W. Tregoe.  She signed a group page with names: P. C. Stanworth; R. D. Tregoe; W. A. Slicer; Ella Carroll; ?Dencher?; George W. Tregoe; Mabel Thayer, Blanche's sister; and J. Harry Tregoe
  • George W. Tregoe of Baltimore, Maryland.  He signed a group page with names: P. C. Stanworth; R. D. Tregoe; W. A. Slicer; Ella Carroll; ?Dencher?; George W. Tregoe; Mabel Thayer, Blanche's sister; and J. Harry Tregoe
  • J. Harry Tregoe of Baltimore, Maryland; James Henry Tregoe, son of George W. and Rebecca (Konemann ?) Tregoe. http://history.nacm.org/j-harry-tregoe.shtml.  He signed a group page with names: P. C. Stanworth; R. D. Tregoe; W. A. Slicer; Ella Carroll; ?Dencher?; George W. Tregoe; Mabel Thayer, Blanche's sister; and J. Harry Tregoe
  • R. D. Tregoe, signed at Baltimore, Maryland, on September 20, 1885. Presumably Rebecca D. (Konemann) Tregoe. Painting of a shorebird and marsh
U
  • Stella Lee Ullmann, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on March 7, 1884
W
  • David Watts or David Walls, signed at Portsmouth, Virginia, on July 2, 1884
  • F. P. Webster, signed on June 9, 1884
  • Ella B. Whitehurst, signed at Norfolk College on April 29, 1886
  • M. A. Y. Whitney, signed at Norfolk College, on March 6, 1884. First two initials are definitely M. A.. Third initial might be G or Z or ?
  • Bettie Wing or Rettie Wing, signed at Norfolk, Virginia, on February 16, 1885
  • Walter M. Womble
  • Maggie H. Wrenn, signed on March 6, 1884
  • R. E. Wright of Baltimore, Maryland, signed on September 25, 1885
  • Mrs. R. E. Wright
  • W. C. Wyatt, signed on November 24, 1885
Y
  • S. E. Yeatman, signed on March 6, 1884 at Norfolk, Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia

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