Wednesday, June 24, 2015

c1890s Cabinet Photograph of Fannie H. Smith or Fannie W. Smith; by the Smith Studio, presumably of Sanford, Maine

c1890s cabinet photograph of a young woman identified on the reverse as Fannie H. Smith or Fannie W. Smith.

The photograph was taken by the Smith Studio, which I believe was located at Sanford, Maine but might have had multiple locations.  The photographer was presumably Celia Roxie (Cook) Smith, wife of  house painter William Smith.  They indicated to the enumerator of the 1900 Census that they'd been married two years, indicating that Fannie's photograph was taken about that time.  However, I found a New Hampshire marriage record that indicates Celia and William were actually married on October 23, 1887 at Rochester, New Hampshire, so the photograph range is expanded by another ten years.

Celia Roxie (Cook) Smith was born at Barrington, New Hampshire, on December 29, 1860, daughter of Alden B. Cook and Mary E. (Wentworth) Cook.  She's buried at the Riverside Cemetery at Springvale, Maine.

If you have information on a Fannie H. Smith/Fannie W. Smith or Celia Roxie (Cook) Smith, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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