Friday, January 16, 2015

1880s/1890 Autograph Album of Jeanette Painter, "Nettie", of Anson, Missouri


1880s/1890 autograph album that belonged to Jeanette Painter, "Nettie", of Anson, Missouri.  Nettie wrote her name on the title page.  Nettie added married names to many of the pages of her female well-wishers.

Even more touching, on the inside front cover, her grandson wrote a contemporary description of the album and how much it meant to his grandmother - "her most prized possession for as long as she could read".  Interestingly, this same grandson appears to have scribbled on a few pages throughout the album when he was very young, but old enough to make a stab at his name on at least one page.



The album measures approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of about 90 of Nettie's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  The number is difficult to nail down because some people may have inscribed more than one sentiment, once on an individual page and again on a shared page.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the signers appear at the end of this post.

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

Jeanette A. Painter, "Nettie" was born about April 1873 in Missouri, the daughter of James Baslie Painter and Elmira (Beckner) Painter.  I believe she had five siblings; two of them, at least, inscribed pages in her album.

Sister Roslee A. Painter inscribed an individual page on December 7, 1885 at Anson, Missouri, and a page shared with Maud Sawyers on October 15, 1885.  She would marry Joseph Harry Druse, several of whose siblings inscribed pages in the album.



Brother Francis Marion Painter of Anson, Missouri, inscribed a page.


Other relatives who inscribed pages:  [and there were likely more who didn't express a family relationship - refer to the list of signers below]
  • Uncle William Martin Painter and his wife Ellen (Edwards) Painter of Peaksville, or Peakville, Missouri
  • Aunt Ann Painter of Peaksville, or Peakville, Missouri
  • Cousin A. M. Smith of Kahoka, Missouri
  • Cousin W. T. Banta
Anna M. Usher, Nettie's schoolmate, inscribed a page on October 26, 1886 at the "prairie school house".


Two of Nettie's teachers inscribed pages in her album.  W. C. Herdman, presumably William C. Herdman, inscribed a page at Anson, Missouri, on September 28, 1885.


Teacher Josie A. Triplett inscribed on May 18, 1886, and Nettie added the married surname Hickerson.   And, indeed, Josephine A. Triplett married Walter Smith Hickerson on September 18, 1889.


About 1908, Nettie married William A. Ivins, son of Orlando Francis and Mary (Galland) Ivins.  They had one child, I believe, a son, father of Nettie's grandson who wrote on the inside front cover.  Nettie died in 1956; her husband William had predeceased her in 1936.  They're buried at the Revere Cemetery in Revere, Missouri.

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


? [2]FKRU
BFrenchKennedyRossUsher
BairdFretwellKing [2]SW
BantaGLSawyers [3]Wade
Baugher [4]GaresLapsley [3]SchermerhornWeaver [2]
BishopGray [2]MShackelfordWhite [3]
Burrier [4]GreenMiller [4]Smith
CGreenleafNSnyder
CallahanHNeff [4]Stewart
ChapmanHerdmanNewman [7]T
CookHouse [2]PTalbott [8]
DHuckleberryPainter [7]Trimmer
DouglassIPrentissTriplett
Druse [6]IvinsPrice

Signers in the Album     [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]
  • Lizzie, signed on March 23, 1886.  Shared the page with L; they may have been the same person, writing at different times
  • L.; shared the page with Lizzie.  They may have been the same person writing at different times.
B
  • Nettie Baird, signed at Peakville, Missouri, on October 25, 1886
  • W. T. Banta, signed on June 1, 1890; Nettie's cousin. "Going to Fort Madison on the Santa Fe".
  • Georgie Baugher, signed on January 15, 1886; schoolmate.  Shared the page with Harry House; Braddie Greenleaf; Frank Talbott; and Charles Talbott
  • G. W. Baugher, signed at Anson, Missouri, on May 10, 1885. Presumably George W. Baugher, whose wife Mary Ann (Wallingford) Baugher inscribed the right facing page.
  • Mary Baugher, signed on May 11, 1885; Mary Ann (Wallingford) Baugher, whose husband George W. Baugher inscribed the left facing page.
  • J. M. Baugher, signed on January 13, 1886, "near" Anson, Missouri
  • Sadie B. Bishop, signed on January 11, 1886
  • Flora Burrier, signed on April 4, 1885 at Anson, Missouri
  • Abbie Burrier, signed at Anson, Missouri, on April 2, 1885; Nettie added the married surname Neff. Almira Abigail Burrier, who married William Irvin Neff on May 11, 1887 at Leadville, Colorado.
  • Alice Burrier of Anson, Missouri, signed on April 2, 1885
  • Julia Ethie Burrier, signed on April 2, 1885. Julia Etha Burrier
C
  • Emma Callahan, signed at Kahoka, Missouri, on December 14, 1888
  • C. Chapman of Peaksville, Missouri, in Clark County, signed on July 16, 1884
  • Carrie Cook of Anson, Missouri
D
  • J. C. Douglass of P.O. Leadville, Colorado, signed at Anson, Missouri, on February 24, 1885
  • Lucy Druse
  • Cora Druse, signed on June 14, 1886
  • Warren Druse of Peakville, Missouri, signed on October 22, 1886
  • Euna Druse, signed on June 13, 1886. In addition to her sentiment, she draw an owl and captioned it "I'm From the Owl Country". Nettie added the married surname Price, and I found that a Euna K. Druse married Ed R. Price in Clark County, Missouri, on October 14, 1890
  • Fannie Druse; Nettie added the married surname Loomis. I don't know if Frances Amelia Druse was earlier married to a Loomis, but she definitely married John Sanford Nichols. Nettie wrote that her sister Mittie married a Mr. Nichols - did she confuse the two?
  • Mittie Druse, signed at Peaksville, Missouri. Nettie wrote the married surname Nichols. Mittie's sister Frances Amelia Druse married John Sanford Nichols. Mittie married Andrew Caleb Loomis. Did Nettie confuse the two sisters? Or were they married twice each?  Mittie shared the page with Lottie Price and Ida May Schermerhorn
F
  • Ada French, signed in November [no day or year written].  Shared the page with George Newman
  • Sallie Fretwell of Eolia, Missouri, signed on December 14, 1888
G
  • Mary Gares, signed on July 31, 1885 at Anson, Missouri.
  • Bertie Gray, signed on May 15 [no year written]; Nettie's schoolmate
  • Julia A. Gray, signed "Near Anson Missouri", on May 14, 1885
  • Dora Green; Nettie added the surname Gares. Dora Frances Green married John William Gares on March 3, 1885 in Grant, Missouri.
  • Braddie Greenleaf.  Shared the page with Georgie Baugher; Harry House; Frank Talbott; and Charles Talbott
H
  • W. C. Herdman, signed at Anson, Missouri, on September 28, 1885; Nettie's teacher. Presumably William C. Herdman (1849-1907)
  • Harry House, signed on January 15, 1886.  Shared the page with Georgie Baugher; Braddie Greenleaf; Frank Talbott; and Charles Talbott
  • Written upside down: Alice House, signed at Athens, Missouri, on May 15, 1885; Elm Knoll. Nettie added a married name of Talbott for Alice, and I confirmed that an Alice May House married a James H. Talbott.
  • Elisha Huckleberry, signed on October 23, 1886
I
  • Scribbling with name Mart, presumably Nettie's grandson 
K
  • D. E. Kennedy of Kahoka, Missouri, signed on December 11, 1888
  • Frances A. King, signed "Near Athens" [no state written, but presumably Missouri]
  • Orilla King, signed at Athens, Missouri
L
  • Susie E. Lapsley, signed on March 26, 1886. Her name appears on her calling card affixed to the page.
  • Maggie Lapsley, signed on March 29, 1886
  • Marshal Lapsley, signed on March 25, 1886
M
  • Clifford Miller, signed at Anson, Missouri
  • Hary Miller or Mary Miller, or perhaps a misspelled Harry Miller
  • Laura Miller, or Laura Milles, signed on October 18, 1885 at Peakville, Missouri
  • Ida Miller of Anson, Missouri; Okalona Hall
N
  • Ann Neff, signed on October 30, 1885. Nettie added the surname Endeweas [?]
  • J. E. Neff of Acasto, Missouri, signed on November 2, 1885
  • Maggie Neff of Acasto, Missouri, signed on November 7, 1885
  • W. Neff of Acasto,Missouri, signed on November 2, 1885; not sure of middle initial
  • Ernest Newman, signed on Sunday, November 25 [no year written]
  • Nellie Newman of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, signed on November 29, 1885
  • Mr. and Mrs. Albert Newman of Farmington, Iowa, signed on November 29.  Shared the page with Bertha Newman
  • Bertha Newman, signed on December 16, 1885.  Shared the page with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Newman
  • George Newman of Anson, Missouri.  Shared the page with Ada French
  • Bertha M. Newman of Anson, Missouri, signed on June 20, 1885; Nettie added the married surname Gares. Bertha M. Newman married Charles H. Gares.
  • G. T. Newman, signed at Anson, Missouri
P
  • Jeanette Painter, "Nettie", of Anson, Missouri; album owner
  • Ann Painter, signed at Peaksville, Missouri, in 1884; Nettie's aunt
  • W. M. Painter, signed at Peaksville, Missouri, on July 14, 1884; Nettie's uncle William Martin Painter, a brother of Nettie's father James Baslie Painter. His wife Ellen (Edwards) Painter inscribed the right facing page.
  • Ellen Painter, signed at Peakville, Missouri, in 1884. She was Ellen (Edwards) Painter, whose husband William Martin Painter inscribed the left facing page.
  • R. A. Painter, signed on October 15, 1885 at Anson, Missouri; Nettie's sister Roslee Amanda Painter. [She signed another page as Roslee Amanda Painter.]  Shared the page with Maud Sawyers
  • Francis Marion Painter of Anson, Missouri, in Clark County; Nettie's brother
  • Roslee Painter, signed on December 7, 1885 at Anson, Missouri; Nettie's sister Roslee Amanda Painter.
  • Fannie Prentiss, signed on October 25, 1886, at St. Francisville, Missouri
  • Lottie Price of St. Francisville [no state written].  Shared the page with Ida May Schermerhorn and Mittie Druse
R
  • Clark Ross
S
  • Maud Sawyers, signed on October 15, 1885 at Anson, Missouri.  Shared the page with Roslee Amanda Painter.
  • Maud Sawyers, signed on August 16, 1885 at Anson, Missouri.
  • Mrs. Laura Sawyers signed at Anson, Missouri, on August 16, 1885
  • Ida May Schermerhorn of Kahoka, Missouri.  Shared the page with Lottie Price and Mittie Druise
  • Virgie Shackelford, signed at Kahoka, Missouri, on December 14, 1888
  • A. M. Smith, signed on July 15, 1886 at Kahoka, Missouri; Nettie's cousin
  • Bessie Snyder, signed on December 19, 1888
  • Elias Hitt Stewart.  Shared the page with John Talbott and James Talbott
T
  • Frank Talbott, signed on January 15, 1886.  Shared the page with Georgie Baugher; Harry House; Braddie Greenleaf; and Charles Talbott
  • Charles Talbott; schoolmate.  Shared the page with Georgie Baugher; Harry House; Braddie Greenleaf; and Frank Talbott
  • John Talbott.  Shared the page with Elias Hitt Stewart and James Talbott
  • James Talbott, signed on January 15, 1886.  Shared the page with Elias Hitt Stewart and John Talbott
  • Jennie Talbott, signed on January 11, 1885
  • John Talbott, signed at Anson, Missouri, on January 11, 1886
  • James Talbott, signed on January 11, 1886 at Anson, Missouri; Nettie's schoolmate
  • James H. Talbott, signed on January 5, 1885
  • Joseph H. Trimmer, signed on April 1, 1885 at Anson, Missouri
  • Josie A. Triplett, signed on May 18, 1886; Nettie's teacher. Nettie added the surname Hickerson. Josephine Agnes Triplett married Walter Smith Hickerson on September 18, 1889.
U
  • Anna M. Usher, signed on October 26, 1886 "at the prairie school house"; Nettie's schoolmate
W
  • Samuel O. Wade, inscribed on October 21, 1886; very intricate bird design
  • Edward Weaver, or Edwin L. Weaver,, signed on February 28, 1885 at Acasto, Missouri
  • J. C. Weaver of Acasto, Missouri
  • L. E. White, signed at Peakville, Missouri, on October 22, 1886
  • Gertie E. White, signed at Acasto, Missouri, on April 17, 1885
  • O. A. White, signed at Anson, Missouri
Clark County, Missouri


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