Friday, June 12, 2015

Family Bible of Joseph A. Wallace and Annie Eliza (Marney) Wallace of Jonesport, Maine


Bible of Joseph A. Wallce and Annie Eliza (Marney) Wallace of Jonesport, Maine.  Dates range from 1826-1938 and include information on Annie, her children and siblings.  Many items are tucked in the Bible, including genealogy notes, newspaper clippings and letters.

The Bible was presented to Annie by her daughter Eva M. Wallace on the occasion of Annie's 38th anniversary on June 6, 1906.


The Bible measures approximately 12-1/4" by 9-1/2" by 2" and is in fair condition.  All of the Family Records pages are filled out, with the exception of the Marriage page.


The Births information runs across two facing pages.  Click on an image to enlarge it.



















Children of Joseph A. Wallace and Annie Eliza (Marney) Wallace:
  • Edna B. Wallace, born at Salisbury, New Brunswick, on April 25 [no year written]; married on October 26, 1901; died January 15, 1924
  • Eva M. Wallace, born at Calais, Maine, on September 26, 1889; married January 31, 1822
  • Grover L. Wallace, born at Jonesport, Maine, on October 11, 1890
  • Freeman B. Wallace, born at Jonesport, Maine, on May 17, 1892; married Aug. [no year written]; died June 12, 1921 [Several clippings detail deckhand Freeman's death after he fell off the deck of the steamer Pilgrim at Peaks Island, in Casco Bay, Maine, hit his head and drowned.]
  • Willie H. Wallace, born at Jonesport, Maine, on April 23, 1894
  • Lillian C. Wallace, born at Jonesport, Maine, on October 13, 1896; died November 5, 1913
  • Ida B. Wallace, born at Jonesport, Maine, on February 24, 1898; married August 22, 1918
  •  Flora D. Wallace, born at Jonesport, Maine, on November 17, 1900
  • Edgar M. Wallace, born at Jonesport, Maine, on February 14, 1902; married September 26, 1923
  • Gertrude E. Wallace, born at Jonesport, Maine, on April 1, 1904; died January 16, 1938 
  • Vina E. Wallace, born at Jonesport, Maine, on October 4, 1905; married December 25, 1922
  • Kenneth A. Wallace, born at Jonesport, Maine, on March 17, 1908
At the bottom of the page is birth information for parents Annie Eliza (Marney) Wallace and  Joseph A. Wallace:
  • Annie E. Marney Wallace, born at Saint John, New Brunswick, on on June 6, 1868
  • Joseph A. Wallace, born at Jonesport, Maine, (Beals), on October 21, 1868; died February 20, 1938
The Memorandum page lists birth and death information for Annie's parents and siblings:

  • Joshua Marney died February 5, 1905; born March 20, 1826
  • Eliza A. [Cormier ?] Marney died January 31, 1914; born January 16, 1831
  • Lavinia [Marney] Drew died October 27, 1916; age 64 years; born September 24, 1852  [Several items relate to the death of "Aunt Vine".]
  • William Marney died  July 13, 1916
  • Lillian R. [Marney] Stanley died February 27, 1905; age 47 years
  • Edward T. Marney died October 18, 1921; age 60 years
  • Arthur Marney drowned December 28 [no year written]
One of the items tucked inside contained genealogy information for Annie's parents and siblings.  Click on any image to enlarge it.


Another is the 1939 obituary of Eliza A. (Cormier ?) Marney, Annie's mother.


There are several duplicate clippings and another clipping about the 1921 death of Annie's son Freeman B. Wallace, a deckhand on the steam Pilgrim.  He slipped off the deck, hit his head and drowned.


















Another clipping has a handwritten notation that "Emma died Feb 14 1907; buried 16.  Age 28 in March".  Emma was Emma M. (Cummings) Wallace, wife of James Wallace, who was a brother to Annie's husband Joseph A. Wallace.

















A Sunday School certificate for Annie's son Kenneth A. Wallace:


Another interesting piece tucked in deals with a piece of land in West Jonesport, Maine, that Annie's husband, Joseph A. Wallace, bought in 1910 from John H. Stover.  The receipt for payment of $12 was signed by Mrs. Stover.


There are several letters and postcards that deal with the last illnesses and deaths of Annie's sisters Lavina (Marney) Drew, "Aunt Vine", and Catherine C. (Marney) Daley, who died in 1916 and 1936 respectively.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment.  Annie completed the information in this album in some cases long after the event originally occurred.

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