Friday, February 27, 2015

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Ella J. Oban of New Hampshire and South Dakota


[February 28, 2015 - post amended to included information from a reader; amendments in bold.]

1880s/1890s autograph album that belonged to New Hampshire native Ella J. Oban whose family moved to Loyalton, South Dakota, then in Dakota Territory, which attained statehood on November 2, 1889.

Most of the inscribers lived at West Lebanon, New Hampshire; and the Dakota Territory towns of Vermont City and Ipswich, both located in South Dakota.   From the reader:  "Vermont City and Loyalton are the same city. There was much "discussion" over the naming of the area at the time it was being settled. The Oban's were part of the delegation from Vermont who moved to settle the area... The town of Loyalton was dissolved on May 27, 1982."  

It's interesting how New Englanders moved West, made new homes for themselves - and frequently gave their new homes a New England touch in name and appearance.


The album measures approximately 5-1/4" by 3-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 57 of Ella's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

The title page has the handwritten word "Acconite" on it; perhaps the writer meant aconite, a poison and sometime medicinal.


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

Ella J. Oban was born October 21, 1869 in New Hampshire, the daughter of Israel and Sarah (Little) Oban.  The surname Oban derives from "Aubin dit Lambert"; other family members anglicized the name to Oben.   Ella's paternal uncles Henry Oban and Nathan Oban, both of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, inscribed pages in the album.

I believe Ella had five siblings, three brothers and two sisters.  Sadly, one brother, Arthur Washington Oban, born in 1874, died in 1880, presumably before Ella starting collecting sentiments in this album.

Brother Walter Edward Oban of Comit [Comet?], Montana, inscribed a page on March 26, 1897.  He was born in 1877.


Brother Thomas Israel Oban inscribed a page at Vermont City, South Dakota, on December 26, 1887.  He was born in 1872.


On October 2, 1892 at Livingston, Montana, Ella J. Oban married David O. McClanahan, son of David and Mary (Wilson) McClanahan.  David was born in Illinois about October 1863.   Ella and David would have, I believe, three children.
  1. Perley Oscar McClanahan, born March 13, 1893 in Montana.  Sadly, he died in 1921 in Lane County, Oregon as the result of a swimming accident.  Read an account of the accident here.
  2. Isaac Lorenzo McClanahan, born February 27, 1894 in Montana
  3. Howard A. McClanahan, born about 1903 in Montana
The family later lived in Washington and Oregon.  Ella died in California in 1949.  If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the Album


?DHOT
ADavis [2]HallO ?T ?
AlexanderDodgeHeywoodOban [5]W
BEHoodPW ?
BealsEstabrookHurlbuttPorterWest
BentsonFHutchinson [3]SWilley [3]
Bliss [3]Fletcher [2]LSinclairWood [5]
BowenFolsomLansingSouleWright
Bowman [2]GLovejoySpaulding
CGriswold [2]LundyStearns [2]
ChamberlainMStockwell [2]
Macomber
Moses

Inscribers in the Album   [Given names within a specific surname might not be in alphabetical order.]
  • Irina F?, M.B..  Page written in German
A
  • Addie Alexander of Vermont City, Dakota Territory
B
  • Mrs. T. M. Beals, signed at Ipswich, Dakota Territroy on March 9, 1888; not sure of first initial
  • Mrs. Minnie Bentson of Dakota Territory
  • Mattie E. Bliss of Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • May E. Bliss of Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • George S. Bliss of Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed on February 10, 1886
  • Russell Bowen of Vermont City, Dakota Territory; Ella's schoolmate
  • Laura F. Bowman of Vermont City, Dakota Territory, signed on June 5, 1887; Ella's schoolmate
  • Mrs. Bowman, signed on June 5, 1887
C
  • Emma A. Chamberlain of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed on March 2, 1885
D
  • Anna C. Davis of Athens, Vermont, signed at Vermont City, Dakota Territory
  • Mrs. Ellen C. Davis
  • Minnie Dodge, signed at Vermont City, Dakota Territory on October 5, 1886; Ella's schoolmate
E
  • Herbert H. Estabrook of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed on January 1, 1885, District No. 4
F
  • Emma Fletcher of Vermont City, Dakota Territory, signed on June 22, 1887; Ella's schoolmate
  • Bertha M. Fletcher of Vermont City, Dakota Territory, signed in 1887
  • Ethel M. Folsom of Vermont City, Dakota Territory
G
  • Mrs. L. M. Griswold of Vermont City, signed on April 20, 1889 at Ipswich, D.T., Dakota Territory
  • Mrs. H. Griswold, signed at Ipswich, Dakota Territory on February 25, 1888
H
  • Ada L. Hall of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed in 1885
  • Frankie N. Heywood of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed on January 3, 1886
  • Moses S. Hood of West Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • Hattie E. Hurlbutt of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed on December 19, 1885
  • Marg Hutchinson of Vermont City, Dakota; Ella's schoolmate
  • Mary Hutchinson of Vermont City, Dakota, signed on June 4, 1887; Ella's schoolmate
  • Harry D. Hutchinson of Vermont City, Dakota Territory, signed on June 2, 1887
L
  • Mrs. Alice Lansing, signed at Aberdeen, Dakota Territory on June 18, 1889
  • E. M. Lovejoy of Vermont City, Dakota Territory, signed on October 5, 1886. He mentioned South Royalton, Vermont.
  • Mary Lundy, signed at Ipswich, Dakota Territory, on February 12, 1888
M
  • Eva M. Macomber of Ipswich, Dakota Territory. She also mentioned Loytalton, Dakota Territory.
  • May Moses
O
  • W. Oareng [?], signed at Loyalton, Dakota Territory, on October 2, 1887
  • Ella J. Oban of Loyalton, Dakota; album owner
  • Uncle Henry Oban of West Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • Nathan Oban of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed on December 28, 1884; Ella's uncle
  • Walter E. Oban of Comit, Montana, signed on March 26, 1897. There is a ghost town named Comet, but it does appear that he dotted the letter. Walter Edward Oban was Ella's brother.
  • T. I. Oban of Vermont City, Dakota Territory, signed on December 26, 1887. He was Thomas Israel Oban, Ella's brother.
P
  • Miss Porter, signed at Roscoe on March 10 [no year written]. Perhaps Ella's teacher?
S
  • Tommie S. Sinclair of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed in 1885
  • Mrs. G. W. Soule of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed on October 12, 1885
  • Carrie E. Spaulding of Vermont City, Dakota Territory, signed on October 14, 1886. She mentioned Burlington, Vermont.
  • Abbie L. Stearns of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed on October 7, 1885
  • Mabel H. Stearns of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed on February 22, 1886
  • Willie A. Stockwell of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed on January 1, 1885
  • Nellie L. Stockwell of West Lebanon, New Hampshire
T
  • W. M. T., signed at Ipswich, Dakota Territory on March 15, 1889 [not sure of last digit]
W
  • H. J. W., signed at Ipswich, Dakota Territory on February 27, 1888
  • Mrs. Etta M. West of Montpelier, Dakota Territory, signed in July 1886
  • Mabel Willey of Ipswich, Dakota Territory, signed in 1889
  • Flora M. Willey of Ipswich, Dakota Territory
  • Leon H. Willey of Vermont City, Dakota Territory, signed on October 14, 1886
  • William Wood, signed at Meriden, New Hampshire, on February 14, 1886; middle initial possibly P.
  • Alban P. Wood, signed at Plainfield, New Hampshire, on February 14, 1886. His wife Rhoda T. (Eaton) Wood inscribed the right facing page.
  • Mrs. Rhoda Wood, signed at Plainfield, New Hampshire, on February 14, 1886. She was Rhoda T. (Eaton) Wood, whose husband Alban P. Wood inscribed the left facing page.
  • Alma H. Wood, signed at Plainfield, New Hampshire, on February 14, 1886
  • Hayden Wood of Lebanon, New Hampshire, signed on February 23, 1885
  • May J. Wright, signed on January 26, 1888
West Lebanon, New Hampshire; Loyalton, South Dakota; Madison, Montana; Excelsior, Washington [in Tacoma ?]; Portland, Oregon; Burbank, California


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

1879-1892 Autograph Album of Elnora Adele Redman of Islesboro, Maine


1879-1892 autograph album that belonged to Elnora Adele Redman, "Nora", of Islesboro, Maine.  She started her album on May 25, 1879.  Among the surnames that appear multiple times: Babbidge; Coombs; Gilkey; Hatch; Parker; Redman; Rose; Sprague; Veazie; Williams;


The album measures approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 86 of Elnora's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.


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

Elnora Adele Redman, "Nora", was born October 18, 1862 at Islesboro, Maine, the daughter of Captain Benjamin Robert Redman and Ethelina Chestina (Gilkey) Redman.  Sadly, Elnora's mother had died by the time Elnora started her album, but her father inscribed a page at Islesboro, Maine, on December 4, 1879.


Elnora had, I believe, 5 siblings, but only two, her brothers Walter Herman Redman and Ralph Winchester Redman survived to adulthood.  The W. H. Redman of Atlantic, Massachusetts, who inscribed a page with dates of 1881 and 1882, may have been Walter Herman Redman.  It may have been his wife, Emma Violette (Platt) Redman, who was the Violet Redman who inscribed a page in the album.


The R. W. Redman of Bucksport, Maine may have been Elnora's brother Ralph Winchester Redman.


On January 9, 1881, Elnora married master mariner Charles E. Williams, son of Emory Franklin Williams and Charlotte Amanda (Pendleton) Williams, all three of whom inscribed pages in Elnora's album.  Charles inscribed his page on June 20, 1880 at Islesboro, Maine.


Elnora and Charles raised, I think, three children and lived at Islesboro, Maine, and then at Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Charles had died sometime after the enumeration of the 1930 Census and before 1937 when Elnora was described as a widow in a Cambridge Directory.  Elnora died in 1957.

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

I'd love it if a reader could untangle the riddle of the identify of the inscriber "Friend", who left the following tantalizing message:  "There was a family in our town That did consist of eight; As in times of yore, the world ore [sic], Each one could choose their mate.  My 1st 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 6th to spell each Name, four vowels fix.  It takes two vowels to spell the other, Likewise their father and their mother."


Surnames in the Album


?FPT
BFarnsworth [2]Parker [7]Thomas
B ?GPendleton [2]V
Babbidge [3]Gilkey [3]PorterVeazie [4]
Bragg [2]HRW
BunkerHatch [5]Redman [9]Wargent
Burgess [2]LRichardsWarren
CLewisRose [6]Whitcomb [2]
CarverMRyderWilliams [7]
Coburn [7]MatthewsSWilson
CrossMooreS ?Wyman [2]
DMurray [2]Sprague [4]
Dix

Inscribers in the Album    [Given names within a specific surname might not be in alphabetical order.]
  • "Friend", inscribed at Islesboro, Maine, on April 5, 1881. "There was a family in our town That did consist of eight; As in times of yore, the world ore [sic], Each one could choose their mate. My 1st 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 6th to spell each Name, our vowels fix. It takes two vowels to spell the other, Likewise their father and their mother."
B
  • E. V. B., or E. N. B., signed at Islesboro, Maine, in June 1881
  • Mattie Babbidge of Islesboro, Maine
  • W. S. Babbidge, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on October 4, 1880
  • Nellie Babbidge, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on October 2, 1880
  • Howard I. Bragg of Lincolnville, Maine
  • J. P. Bragg of Lincolnville, Maine, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on January 12, 1881
  • Annie A. Bunker of Islesboro, Maine, signed in 1881
  • Nellie Burgess of Islesboro, Maine, signed on September 3, 1882
  • Anna Burgess, signed at North Islesboro, Maine, on September 3, 1882
C
  • Flora E. Carver of Lincolnville, Maine, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on October 28, 1889
  • Edith A. Coburn of Islesboro, Maine, signed on March 19, 1880; "Leap Year".
  • Lukie Coombs, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on October 9, 1879
  • Brina E. Coombs of Islesboro, Maine, signed on October 31, 1879
  • Mrs. Adelma A. Coombs of Islesboro, Maine, signed on May 23, 1880. She was Adelma A. (Wyman) Coombs, wife of Charles O. Coombs.
  • Urania J. Coombs of Islesboro, Maine, signed on I.H.S. on October 31, 1879. Presumably Islesboro High School
  • Caro Coombs, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on November 12, 1879
  • Rose L. Coombs of Stoneham, Massachusetts, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on July 28, 1881
  • Robert P. Coombs, signed on March 7, 1880
  • Lucie B. Cross, or Susie B. Cross, of Haverhill, Massachusetts
D
  • George M. Dix, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on August 29, 1887
F
  • E. E. Farnsworth of Islesboro, Maine, signed in September 1880
  • Belle Farnsworth, signed at Islesboro, Maine, in September 1880
G
  • S. Josephine Gilkey of Baltimore, Maryland, signed at Calais [possibly Calais, Maine], on September 8, 1888
  • C. P. Gilkey, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on February 8, 1880; appears to be the handwriting of an elderly person.
  • Fannie Gilkey, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on February 2, 1884; "Leap Year"
H
  • Lilla M. Hatch of Islesboro, Maine
  • Belle M. Hatch of Islesboro, Maine, signed on June 17, 1880
  • Stella F. Hatch of Islesboro, Maine, signed there on November 15, 1884
  • Mary Hatch of Islesboro, Maine, signed on June 18, 1880
  • Oscar Hatch of Islesboro, Maine, signed on September 20, 1881; Elnora's cousin
L
  • L. A. Lewis of Brooklyn, New York, signed on August 17, 1881; not sure of first initial.
M
  • Inez L. Matthews of Bangor, Maine, signed on September 10, 1881. "Cucruroquetut"
  • Frank Moore of East Somerville, Massachusetts
  • John B. Murray of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on September 4, 1892 "Who Mrs. once to take a kiss, has Mr. chance he should not Miss."
  • Abbie Smith Murray of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on September 4, 1892
P
  • Edward Parker of Islesboro, Maine, signed on August 18, 1882 [or 1883; strike-over]
  • Nancy J. Parker of Islesboro, Maine, signed on August 16, 1883. Nancy J. (Redman) Parker, wife of signer Edward Parker.
  • Rosalind Parker of Islesboro, Maine
  • A. H. Parker, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on March 13, 1880. "Coat-tail Basque"
  • Nancy J. Parker, signed on July 1, 1888
  • Ernestine Parker of Islesboro, Maine, signed on February 9, 1880; Elnora's schoolmate
  • Ethaline S. Parker of North Islesboro, Maine, signed on August 18, 1883
  • Mrs. Sadie I. Pendleton, or Sadie J. Pendleton, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on June 9, 1886
  • M. P. Pendleton, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on July 31, 1881
  • Edwin A. Porter of East Dixmont, Maine, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on February 11, 1880
R
  • Elnora Adele Redman of Islesboro, Maine; started her album on May 25, 1879
  • B. R. Redman, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on December 4, 1879. Capt. Benjamin Robert Redman, Elnora's father.
  • Medora Redman, signed on August 28, 1881. Presumably Medora (Trim Redman, wife of Varnum Rose Redman, a brother of Elnora's father Benjamin Robert Redman.
  • Violet Redman of Brooklyn, New York, signed on August 28, 1890; "Bound for the 'Camp Ground'". "I shall never forget the pleasant times I have had in Islesboro." She was Emma Violette (Platt) Redman, wife of Elnora's brother Walter Herman Redman.
  • R. W. Redman of Bucksport, Maine. Presumably Elnora's brother Ralph Winchester Redman.
  • Addie A. Redman of Bucksport, Maine. Presumably Ada Augusta Redman, sister of Elnora's father Benjamin Robert Redman.
  • H. J. Redman, signed on November 4, 1887
  • Mrs. Abbie M. Redman of Bucksport, Maine. Abigail Mary (Blake) Redman, wife of Robert Mathew Redman, brother of Elnora's father Benjamin Robert Redman.
  • W. H. Redman of Atlantic, Massachusetts, signed on August 21, 1881 and again on August 24, 1882 [or 1892]. Presumably Elnora's brother Walter Herman Redman.
  • Addie A. Richards of Islesboro, Maine, signed on April 26, 1881
  • Charles A. Rose of Islesboro, Maine, signed on March 21, 1880
  • Lena M. Rose of Islesboro, Maine, signed on April 7, 1883
  • David H. Rose of Islesboro, Maine, signed on May 7, 1880
  • Julia A. Rose of Islesboro, Maine, signed on May 4, 1880
  • Lois M. Rose, signed on July 3, 1881
  • Eugene Rose of Islesboro, Maine, signed on April 21, 1883
  • Alata Ryder of North Islesboro, Maine, signed on December 11, 1881
S
  • W. P. S., signed on April 6, 1881; not sure of initials
  • E. H. Sprague, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on April 7, 18? [looks like 1850, but must be 1880]
  • Leila H. Sprague, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on November 20, 1884
  • Will W. Sprague of Islesboro, Maine, signed on April 7, 1881
  • William P. Sprague, signed on April 5, 1881
T
  • Caro. A. Thomas of North Islesboro, Maine. "Remember the croquet party Sept. 19th 1887 - at Nettie's; also our ride."
V
  • Mildred A. Veazie of Islesboro, Maine, signed on April 22, 1883
  • Nettie Veazie, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on November 24, 1879
  • Anna A. Veazie of North Islesboro, Maine, signed on March 5, 1880
  • Ranie Veazie; possibly Lorana Veazie
W
  • Edna Wargent, signed on June 11, 1881
  • Artha A. Warren, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on March 22, 1881. Artha A. (Parker) Warren, wife of John S. Warren; Elnora's cousin
  • Cora E. Whitcomb of City Point, Maine, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on August 16, 1892. City Point might have been at Belfast, Maine.
  • Sara Whitcomb of Islesboro, Maine, signed on November 26, 1881
  • Charles E. Williams of Islesboro, Maine, signed on June 20, 1880
  • Mrs. Livona A. Williams of Islesboro, Maine, signed on June 20, 1880
  • Miss Nettie A. Williams of Islesboro, Maine, signed on June 20, 1880. "Remember the clam bakes"
  • James B. Williams of Mount Merrithew, signed in October 1887
  • Zilpha J. Williams of Islesboro, Maine, signed on October 2, 1881
  • Emory Franklin Williams of Islesboro, Maine, signed on September 16, 1881; spelled Islesborough. His wife Charlotte A. (Pendleton) Williams inscribed the right facing page.
  • Mrs. Charlotte A. Williams, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on September 15, 1881. She was Charlotte A. (Pendleton) Williams, wife of Emory Franklin Williams, who inscribed the left facing page.
  • W. S. Wilson, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on August 24, 1880
  • Fred W. Wyman, signed at Islesboro, Maine, on March 17, 1880
  • Miss Nettie Wyman of Islesboro, Maine, signed on May 23, 1880
Islesboro, Maine


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

1880s Autograph Album of Harry E. Powers of Bowdoinham, Maine


1880s autograph album that belonged to Harry E. Powers of Bowdoinham, Maine, with sentiments collected at Maine State College, now the University of Maine, Orono, Maine; Dirigo Business College at Augusta, Maine; and Bowdoin College.


The album measures approximately 7-1/4" x 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 40 of Harry's relatives and friends.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

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

Harry E. Powers was born in 1864 in California, while his parents, Elias Hutchins Powers and Abbie (possibly Plummer) Powers, natives of Maine, were out West.  They living at Vallejo, California, at the time of the 1870 Census, where Elias was working as a ship carpenter.

By 1880, the family was back at Bowdoinham, Maine, farming.  If Harry had siblings, they were not shown on the 1860-1880 Censuses.

Harry attended the Maine State College at Orono, Maine, presumably with the Class of 1886.  He may also have taken some classes at Dirigo Business College at Augusta, Maine, about 1883.

At least two of Harry's cousins inscribed pages in his album.  Charles Luther Powers inscribed his page on September 29, 1883 at Bath, Maine.  He was the son of Henry Martin Powers, who was a brother to Harry's father Elias Hutchins Powers.  Charles' brother Frank M. Powers of Bath, Maine, inscribed a page in either September 1881 or September 1887.  Frank's wife Nellie (Morse) Powers inscribed a page on August 6, 1882, days after her marriage to Frank.




On December 6, 1889, Harry E. Powers married Hattie M. Trask, daughter, I think of Charles M. and Lois Boynton (Little) Trask.   Harry and Hattie farmed at Bowdoinham, Maine, and had at least one child, a daughter Thelma.

Hattie's brother Burton W. Trask of Bowdoinham, Maine, inscribed a page in Harry's album on March 5, 1883.


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

W. H. Merriam, presumably Willis Henry Merriam, of Houlton, Maine, inscribed a page on August 27, 1882.  He is presumably the artist who sketched a bird on the facing page and incorporated "M. S. C. Class 86" into the intricate design.  M.S.C. is Maine State College, now the University of Maine.



Surnames in the Album


BFJPT
BarkerFosterJonesPhilbrookTaylor
BlackFrenchMPillsburyThomas [3]
BlackwellGMaxwellPowers [5]Trask
BrewsterGrayMerriam [2]RTruworthy
CHMerriamRayW
CovellHandyMerrillSWilliams [2]
CilleyHullMillerSampson
CummingsMoreySears
MorrillSwift [3]

Inscribers in the Album   [Given names within a specific surname might not be in alphabetical order.]

B
  • George G. Barker of Rockland, Maine, signed at Maine State College, Class of 1886.
  • George F. Black, signed at Maine State College at Orono, Maine, on October 9, 1882; Class of 1886
  • Helen E. Blackwell of Augusta, Maine, signed on November 22, 1883 at D.B.C.; presumably Dirigo Business College.
  • Florence E. Brewster of Thomaston, Maine, signed on September 12, 1883
C
  • Annie M. Covell of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on August 6, 1882; not sure of surname
  • J. V. Cilley of Rockland, Maine, Maine State College, '83. He was Jonathan Vernet Cilley
  • L. L. Cummings of Stockton, Maine, signed at Augusta, Maine, on November 21, 1883
F
  • C. O. Foster of Newry Corner, Maine, signed at D.B.C. on November 20, 1883; presumably Dirigo Business College. Not sure of middle initial, but perhaps Clifton Orrin Foster.
  • Heywood S. French of 89 Court Street, Bangor, Maine, signed at Maine State College, Class of 1886
G
  • S. C. Gray, signed at D. B. C., presumably Dirigo Business College. "69-SC"
H
  • Fred A. Handy of Readfield, Maine, signed at D.B.C. on November 27, 1883; presumably Dirigo Business College.
  • Frank E. Hull of Warren, Maine, signed at Maine State College at Orono, Maine, on September 3, 1882
J
  • Ralph K. Jones, Jr. of Bangor, Maine, signed at Maine State College at Orono, Maine, on October 31, 1882; Class of 1886
M
  • Mattie C. Maxwell, signed in 1882
  • C. H. Merriam of Houlton, Maine, signed at Maine State College on August 25, 1882; Class of 86. Presumably Charles H. Merriam
  • W. H. Merriam of Houlton, Maine, signed on August 27, 1882; he sketched an intricate bird design on the facing page; student at Maine State College, Class of 1886
  • J. H. Merrill of Lisbon, Maine, signed at D.B.C. on December 12, 1883, presumably Dirigo Business College. Possibly John H. Merrill. Also has initials R. E. M., possibly a sibling of J. H. Merrill?
  • W. C. Miller of Union, Maine; drew and colored a moth.
  • William Morey, Jr. of Hampden, Maine, signed at Maine State College at Orono, Maine, on October 23, 1882
  • Bert Morrill of Readfield, Maine, signed at D.B.C. on November 27, 1883; presumably Dirigo Business College.
P
  • Will Philbrook of Bethel, Maine, signed at Maine State College at Orono, Miane, on September 23, 1882; Class of 1885. William Philbrook.
  • J. C. Pillsbury of Union, Maine, signed at D. B. C. on November 17, 1883; presumably Dirigo Business College.
  • Harry E. Powers; album owner
  • Charles L. Powers of Bath, Maine, signed on September 29, 1883. Charles Luther Powers, whose father Henry Martin Powers was a brother to Harry's father Elias Hutchins Powers.
  • Frank Powers of Bath, Maine, signed on August 6, 1881 or 1887.  His wife Nellie (Morse) Powers signed the following page.  Presumably Harry's cousin, brother of signer Charles Luther Powers.  Their father, Henry Martin Powers, and Harry's father, Elias Hutchins Powers, were brothers.
  • Mrs. N. M. Powers of Bath, Maine, signed on August 6, 1882. Nellie (Morse) Powers, whose husband Frank Powers signed the previous page.
  • Maxwell Powers of Whitman, Massachusetts, signed on April 4, 1889
R
  • Irving B. Ray of Harrington, Maine, signed at Orono, Maine on August 15, 1882; M.S.C. '86. Class of 1886 at Maine State College.
S
  • A. W. Sampson of Gardiner, Maine, signed at Augusta, Maine, on November 27, 1883 at D.B.C., presumably Dirigo Business College.
  • Cassius A. Sears of Madawaska, Maine, signed at Orono, Maine in 1882; Class of 1886 at Maine State College. Cassius Almon Sears, listed as from Fort Kent in an 1886 catalog; Civil Engineering degree. He drew and colored a spray of flowers
  • Flora L. Swift of Augusta, Maine, signed on October 30, 1883
  • Mrs. M. C. Swift, signed at Augusta, Maine, on October 3, 1883
  • Ina May Swift of West Sidney, Maine, signed at Augusta, Maine, on October 29, 1883
T
  • L. W. Taylor of Jay, Maine, signed at Maine State College at Orono, Maine, on October 8, 1882; Class of 1883. Presumably Levi William Taylor.
  • Emma F. Thomas. Presumably Emma F. (Mallett) Thomas, wife of William W. Thomas, who inscribed the right facing page.
  • W. W. Thomas, signed at Bowdoinham, Maine, on January 1, 1882. Presumably William W. Thomas, whose wife, Emma F. (Mallett) Thomas, inscribed the left facing page. His brother Eugene Thomas also inscribed a page.
  • Eugene Thomas of Topsham, Maine, signed on January 1, 1882; B.C. '85. Presumably Bowdoin College. Brother of signer William W. Thomas.
  • Burton W. Trask of Bowdoinham, Maine, signed on March 5, 1883
  • Harry E. Truworthy of Houlton, Maine, signed on August 1, 1882; Class of 1886, presumably at Maine State College.
W
  • Charles S. Williams of Portland, Maine, signed at Maine State College at Orono, Maine, on August 26, 1882; Class of 1885
  • L. B. Williams of Stetson, Maine
Bowdoinham, Maine


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

1887-1891 Autograph Album of Wilmer of West Lebanon, Maine; possibly Wilmer Wentworth Hayes


1887-1891 autograph album that belonged to a Wilmer, presumably from the West Lebanon, Maine, area, where most of the inscribers resided.  He may have been Wilmer Wentworth Hayes.


The album measures approximately 8" x 5" and contains the sentiments of 32 of Wilmer's friends.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

From brief online research, in case the album owner was Wilmer Wentworth Hayes:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Wilmer Wentworth Hayes was born September 9, 1871 at Lebanon, Maine, the son of Samuel Demeritt Hayes and Martha (LeGro) Hayes.  On January 12, 1903, Wilmer married Mary Ellen Bradley, daughter, I believe, of Daniel and Margaret Bradley.  Wilmer and Mary Ellen had a daughter, Vera Elinor Hayes, born in 1905.  They lived at Lebanon, Maine, and then Rochester, New Hampshire.  Wilmer died at Concord, New Hampshire, in 1955.

Two people with the surname Wentworth inscribed pages in the album.  G. A. Wentworth of Milton, New Hampshire, inscribed a page at West Lebanon, Maine, on April 15, 1887.


Evan P. Wentworth of Lebanon, Maine, inscribed a page on October 10, 1887.


If you have corrections and/or additions on the information about Wilmer Wentworth Hayes, if you think the owner may have been another person or if you have information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment.

Surnames in the Album


?CFM
AChaseFarnsworthMathews
AllenClossonGP
BCorsonGerrishPreston
BlaisdellCowellGouldT
BlaisdellCowellLTucker
BrackettCowellLeightonW
BryantDLordWentworth
BryantDearbornLordWentworth
BuckDowLothropWhite
LothropWhite
LothropWingate

 Inscribers in the Album

  • Wilmer; album owner; possibly Wilmer Wentworth Hayes of Lebanon, Maine
A
  • F. J. Allen of Alfred, Maine, signed on October 21, 1890
B
  • Harry F. Blaisdell of East Rochester, New Hampshire, signed on February 21, 1887
  • Ina M. Blaisdell of West Lebanon, Maine, signed on November 24, 1891
  • Maude L. Brackett; shared the page with Jennie F. Gerrish; Orrie E. Chase; and Dora M. Leighton
  • Sybil Parker Bryant
  • Ula B. Bryant of Berwick, Maine, signed on November 25, 1891
  • William C. Buck of Milton Mills, New Hampshire, signed on March 28, 1888
C
  • Orrie E. Chase; shared the page with Jennie F. Gerrish; Dora M. Leighton; and Maude L. Brackett
  • Minnie Closson of West Lebanon, Maine, signed on October 21, 1890
  • O. L. Corson of West Lebanon, Maine
  • Ida B. Cowell, signed at West Lebanon, Maine, on February 3, 1887
  • M. Lillian Cowell of West Lebanon, Maine, signed on October 15, 1890
  • Grace M. Cowell of West Lebanon, Maine, signed on October 20, 1890
D
  • Mamie F. Dearborn of West Lebanon, Maine, signed on December 3, 1891
  • Ralph W. Dow of East Rochester, New Hampshire, signed on February 20, 1888
F
  • Grace O. Farnsworth of Malden, Massachusetts, signed on Monday, September 5, 1887.  She inscribed her page to "Wilmer" - the only clue in the album to the owner's identity
G
  • Jennie F. Gerrish; shared the page with Orrie E. Chase; Dora M. Leighton; and Maude L. Brackett
  • George H. Gould, signed at West Lebanon, Maine, on September 6, 1887
L
  • Dora M. Leighton; shared the page with Jennie F. Gerrish; Orrie E. Chase; and Maude L. Brackett
  • Henry E. Lord of West Lebanon, Maine, signed on June 2, 1887
  • Mrs. H. E. Lord, signed on May 31, 1887
  • Nathan C. Lothrop of West Lebanon, Maine, signed on February 1, 1867 [must have meant 1887]
  • S. J. Lothrop, signed at West Lebanon, Maine, on "2-1-1887"
  • Fannie B. Lothrop of West Lebanon, Maine, signed on January 30, 1887
M
  • Cussie A. Mathews of West Lebanon, Maine, signed on October 10, 1887
P
  • Mrs. F. B. Preston of Rochester, New Hampshire, signed on May 23, 1888
T
  • Ernest E. Tucker of West Lebanon, Maine, signed on April 18, 1887
W
  • G. A. Wentworth of Milton, New Hampshire, signed at West Lebanon, Maine, on April 15, 1887
  • Evan P. Wentworth of West Lebanon, Maine, signed on October 10, 1887
  • Albanus M. White of Lebanon, Maine, signed on December 6, 1891
  • Edmund H. White of West Lebanon, Maine, signed on December 6, 1891
  • W. I. Wingate of Rochester, New Hampshire, signed at West Lebanon, Maine, on April 15, 1887
West Lebanon, Maine


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Sunday, February 22, 2015

1850s Autograph Album of Sophia H. Keller of Pleasant Run, Ohio


1850s+ autograph album that belonged to Sophia H. Keller of Pleasant Run, Ohio, from before and after her marriage to John B. Caldwell.  Inscribers hailed from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana and other states.  Many of them were Sophia's relatives and in-laws from the Keller, Caldwell, Monteith, Parr and Trumbo families.

Below, the first end paper and the last:



Sophia inscribed a page of welcome at Pleasant Run, Ohio, on June 25, 1855.  She also added her name to several of the many group pages in the album and may have penned some of the unsigned pages.


The album measures approximately 7-3/4" x 6" and contains the sentiments of possibly 200 of more of Sophia's relatives and friends.  The number is hard to determine as many people inscribed pages and added their names to group pages.  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.

The album is in fair condition, with separated covers and some portions unbound.  It's possible there are missing pages, but the pages you would expect to find are all present, such as the title page, below, which shows that the album was published by J. C. Riker of 129 Fulton Street in New York City.  Two hand-colored floral illustrations, in addition to that on the title page, survive; there may have been more.


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

Sophia H. Keller was born July 19, 1830 in Fairfield County, Ohio, the daughter of Daniel and Susannah (Ruffner) Keller.  Sophia had, I believe ten siblings, at least two of whom inscribed pages in her album.  Augustus Ruffner inscribed a two-page sentiment on September 5, 1856 and added his name to a group page.



Sophia's sister Martha Anne Keller, "Mat", inscribed individual pages and added her name to a group page.


On September 17, 1856, Sophia H. Keller married John B. Caldwell, son of David and Mary Caldwell, who moved from Ohio to Edina, Missouri.  John was born in Ohio on February 13, 1829.  I believe Sophia and John had eleven children before Sophia's death in 1888.  In 1890, John married Allie A. Burns, daughter of Patrick and Catherine (Rice) Burns.  He died in 1915.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


Because of the list of inscribers is so extensive, I'm not able to show many images of pages in the album, but I wanted to feature at least one of the group pages.  Surnames on the page:  Bonebreak; Caldwell [multiple]; Cornell [?]; Coulson [multiple]; Ewing; Healey; Jackson; Keller [Sophia, who inscribed the center box]; Kumler [?]; Makly [?]; Miller [2]; Myers; Powell [?]; Spencer; Trumbo [multiple]; Wheeler; Winter.


Another page worth featuring: that inscribed in April 1856 by Mollie E. P. Seib of Allodium Mound, which I think was located at Bremen, Ohio.


Surnames in the Album  [Some people signed individual pages and group pages.]

? [38]CHMRW
AC ? [3]H ? [2]M ? [2]R ?W ?
AllisonCaldwell [14]HanleyMakly ?Reddish [2]Walters [2]
AndersonCollinsHaver [3]MaukSWheeler
ArmstrongComerHealey ?McCandlisS ? [3]White [3]
AtkinsonCornellHiteMcNaghtonSeib [7]Wightman
BCoulson [3]HolterMiller [7]Shaver [10]Winter [2]
B ? [9]DHowesMillikinShaverWinterboten
Babbitt [4]DavisJMonteith [6]Shotwell [2]Witt [2]
BakerDeane [2]Jackson [2]MooreShuemakerWoods
Baldwin [2]DeweyKMyers [3]Sites
Biddison [2?]Dunavan/Dunnavan [2]KagyNSpencer [4]
BonebreakEKeller [15]N ?Strickler
BoutellEwing [3]KrutschPT
BowenFKumlerParr [6]Titus [3]
Bowman [3]FauleyLParsons [2]Trumbo [16]
BryantFlatteryLamb [3]Pence
Butler/ButterFuller [3]LamoilePenn
GLoyPugh
Green

Inscribers in the Album  [Given names within a specific surname might not be in alphabetical order.]
  • Clarissa L?, inscribed in June ?; very faint
  • "You Know Who", signed at Rutland on December 23, 1855
  • M. A. H., or M. A. K.
  • B.
  • Clementine; group page 1, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Ida; group page 1, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Ellen, signed at Decatur, Illinois, on October 25, 1855. Inscribed "To my Sister", whether a sister, sister-in-law or religious or social sister.
  • J. G. ?, possibly Powell of Pleasant Run, Ohio; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • George, signed at Sandusky River, Ohio, on December 9, 1855
  • Inscribed to Dear Sister by ?
  • Friend, signed on July 23, 1856
  • Inez, signed at ? First word might be Port or Mount; second word might be Calmen
  • Name rubbed out, inscribed at Lancaster, Ohio, on July 29, 1855. Name possibly Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth ?, possibly Havner, of Dayton, Illinois.  On Group Page 6, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Della; wrote her name in the center box.  On Group Page 6, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Hattie; signed in the center box.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • L. M. B. or L. M. R.
  • "A Friend"
  • "Guess who", signed at Mount Somewhere on June 9, 1856
  • Admirer
  • Jennie or Lennie of Pleasant Run, Ohio
  • Perlina ? of Ottawa, Illinois; possibly Perlina Laing.   On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Lizzie, signed at Rural Home, Ohio, on June 23, 1855
  • Aunt Rebecca, signed at Rutland, Illinois in 1855. Perhaps Rebecca (Trumbo) Parr (1811-1859)
  • Kizzie E. ?;, inscribed at Alum Creek Valley on June 21, 1855; extremely faint
  • Initials too faint to decipher
  • Anna, signed at Rutland, Illinois; Sophia's cousin
  • Williams
  • Louisa
  • Bettie, signed at Rutland, Illinois, in 1855. 
  • Sopha; possibly written by Sophia herself. She was called Sopha on another page by an inscriber. 
  • Lizzie, unless Lizzie was adding her name to the sentiment signed by L. M. Strickler. On Group Page 11, with boxes filled by inscribers. 
  • Fred, signed at Rutland, Illinois, on January 31 [no year written]
  • Annabella
  • Becky, signed in Ohio. Possibly Rebecca Trumbo or a different person.
  • A. E. Y. or A. E. T. or A. E. ?
  • Facing-pages sentiment by an unnamed person or by Sophia herself, inscribed at Pleasantville, Ohio, on March 10, 1856
  • Facing-pages sentiment by ?, signed in September 1855 at Edina, Missouri
A
  • Lucena Allison of Decatur, Illinois.  On Group Page 6, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • S. H. Anderson, signed at Floral Hall on August 23, 1855
  • John Sanderson Armstrong of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • W. E. Atkinson of Pataskala, Ohio.  On Group page 9, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
B
  • G. P. B., signed at Rutland, Illinois, on December 21, 1855
  • Facing-pages sentiment by A. S. B. of Brownsville, Ohio, signed on September 13, 1856
  • Mary C. B.
  • Eliza B? of Rutland, Illinois; perhaps Eliza Biddison.  On Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Lida B., signed at Knox College, Illinois, at Galesburg, Illinois
  • P. P. B..   On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • L. W. B.
  • L. W. B.
  • L. W. B.
  • Kittie Babbitt of New Salem, Ohio.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • L. W. Babbitt or S. W. Babbitt
  • L. W. Babbitt, inscribed at Rutland; wrote a poem about Rutland
  • L. W. Babbitt; not sure of first initial.
  • Rebecca Ella Baker of New Salem, Ohio, in Fairfield County; group page 2, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Asa Baldwin
  • George Preston Baldwin of Iowa.   On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • A. S. Biddison of Brownsville, Ohio.  On Group Page 8, with penciled boxes filled by inscribers.
  • ? A. Bonebreak of Westerville, Ohio; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Josiah Boutell, signed at Rutland, Illinois, on December 2, 1855
  • C. H. Bowen.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Samuel Bowman of Middletown, Indiana.  On Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Samuel Bowman.  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • William Bowman, signed at Ottawa City, Illinois, on December 3, 1855
  • Annett Bryant. On Group Page 11, with boxes filled by inscribers. 
  • Rebecah H. Butler or Rebecah H. Butter of Lancaster, Ohio. On Group Page 11, with boxes filled by inscribers. 
C
  • William ? of Ottawa, Illinois; possibly William Cosad or ?  On a Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Frank J. C., signed at Ottawa, Illinois, on December 14, 1855
  • M. C. C.
  • John B. C. of Edina, Missouri. Presumably Sophia's future husband John B. Caldwell
  • Netta S. Caldwell of Lancaster, Ohio; group page 2, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • William Caldwell; group page 2, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • D. H. Caldwell of Macon City, Missouri; group page 2, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Emma Caldwell of Edina, Missouri; group page 2, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Emma Caldwell; perhaps a different Emma.  Group page 2, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Mrs. M. J. Caldwell of Cherry Grove; group page 2, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Flora Caldwell; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • John B. Caldwell of Edina, Missouri; presumably Sophia's future husband;  group page 4, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Mrs. S. H. Caldwell of Lancaster, Ohio, signed on March 20, 1881
  • J. B. Caldwell of Edina, Missouri [possibly Sophia's future husband John B. Caldwell].  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • William Caldwell of Edina, Missouri. On Group Page 11, with boxes filled by inscribers. 
  • Emma Caldwell, Ed.; presumably Edina, Missouri. On Group Page 11, with boxes filled by inscribers. 
  • Mrs. J. B. Caldwell, Edina; presumably written by Sophia, after her marriage to John B. Caldwell
  • Lovina Collins of New Salem, Ohio.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Lydia Comer of Findlay, Ohio, signed on September 15, 1856
  • Alice I. Cornell of Westerville, Ohio; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Nan Coulson, "By the Mill"; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • S. Q. Coulson of Pleasant Retreat; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Mattie Coulson of Pleasant Retreat; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
D
  • George Davis of Jacksontown, Ohio; group page 1, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Solomon R. Deane of Ottawa, Illinois.  On Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • S. R. Deane
  • Amanda Dewey of Rutland, Illinois.  On Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Albert F. Dunavan of Dunavon of Dayton, Illinois.  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Lizzie H.Dunnavan
  • Samuel Dunnavan
E
  • Jennie Ewing of Pleasant Run, Ohio; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Jennie Ewing, or Jennie from the town of Ewing
  • Rachel Ewing of Pleasant Run, Ohio.  On Group page 9, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
F
  • Armstead M. Fauley of Lancaster, Ohio.  On Group Page 8, with penciled boxes filled by inscribers.
  • Sallie J. Flattery of Dumontville, Ohio; group page 2, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • P. A. Fuller of Ottawa, Illinois.  On Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • L. S. Fuller
  • ? S. Fuller of Ottawa, Illinois; possibly Lester S. Fuller.  On Group Page 6, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
G
  • Jesse Green of Dayton, Illinois, signed on February 3 [no year written].  On Group Page 6, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
H
  • Mary M. H., signed in 1856
  • G. H. or J. H.
  • A. M. Hanley of Raccoon Valley, Ohio.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Kate Haver of Millersport, Ohio.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Lizzie Haver of Millersport, Ohio.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Lizzie Haver of Millersport, Ohio
  • N. W. Healey; not sure of name; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • J. C. Hite, signed at Pleasantville, Ohio; not sure of first initial
  • George Holter of Tiffin, Ohio; group page 1, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Mary C. Howes or Mary C. Hawes of Millersport, Ohio.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
J
  • Barbara Jackson of Milford, Illinois; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Joseph Jackson of Milford [?], Illinois; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
K
  • Rebecca Kagy of New Salem, Ohio; she would marry signer Moab Perry Trumbo.  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Presentation page: Miss Sophia H. Keller, album owner; presented to her by a Friend.  Sophia also inscribed a page at Pleasant Run, Ohio, on June 25, 1855
  • Facing-pages sentiment by Sophia's sister Lizzie Keller of Elm Flats, Ohio. I'm not sure if Sophia had a sister Lizzie; this may have been her sister-in-law Elizabeth (Emick) Keller, wife of Emanual Ruffner Keller.
  • 2-page sentiment by Augustus R. Keller of Pleasant Run, Ohio; Sophia's brother, Augustus Ruffner Keller, signed on September 5, 1856
  • Sophia - in the center and possibly Sophia H. Keller herself; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Mat A. Keller of Pleasant Run, Ohio. "To Sister Sophia"; Martha Ann Keller
  • Kate Keller, signed at Tiffin City on September 2, 1855; Sophia's cousin
  • Mat A. Keller of Pleasant Run, Ohio [Sophia's sister Martha Ann Keller.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Augustus R. Keller of Pleasant Run, Ohio [Sophia's brother, Augusta Ruffner Keller.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Simon P. Keller. This entry was written by Sophia herself in honor of her dead brother. "Dear brother, thou art slumbering now While angels watch thy sleeping brow".He died in 1851.  On Group Page 8, with penciled boxes filled by inscribers.
  • Dewitt Clinton Keller. This entry was written by Sophia herself. I believe DeWitt Clinton Keller was the son of Sophia's brother Simon P. Keller, who had also passed away by this time. "The memory of that dear one shall never be forgotten".  On Group Page 8, with penciled boxes filled by inscribers.
  • Center box written by Sophia.  On Group page 9, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Ellen A. Keller of Decatur, Illinois; perhaps Sophia's sister or sister-in-law.  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Middle box inscribed by Sophia herself.  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • A. R. Keller of Lancaster, Ohio, signed on September 6, 1859; presumably Abraham Ruffner Keller, Sophia's brother.  On Group Page 12, with boxes filled by inscribers.
  • Sister Mat - Sophia's sister Martha Anne Keller
  • David Krutsch of Pleasantville; middle initial O or C; group page 1, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Jerrie Kumler of Lewisburg, Ohio; not sure of name; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
L
  • Hamilton H. Lamb of Pleasantville, Ohio; group page 1, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Tom Lamb of Pleasantville, Ohio; group page 1, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • John F. Lamb of Rutland, Illinois.  On Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • ? Lamoile; possibly Nancy Lamoile
  • Martin Loy of Rutland, Illinois.  On Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Inscribed to Mrs. J. B. Caldwell by C. A. M., though the first initial might be another letter. Written after Sophia's marriage to John B. Caldwell on September 17, 1856
M
  • H. R. M. of Louisiana. There's a date of August 30, 1833, possibly a birth date.
  • E. C. Makly of Pataskala, Ohio - not sure of name; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Maggie E. Mauk, or Maggie E. Marsh of New Salem, Ohio.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • A. S. McCandlis. v
  • Cynthia A. McNaghton or McNaghten of Pleasantville, Ohio.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • A. P. Miller of Chillicothe, Ohio
  • S. Jennie Miller of Pataskala, Ohio; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Marendo Miller of Pataskala, Ohio; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Rebecca W. Miller, signed on September 5, 1855; she signed the facing page on September 6, 1855
  • J. S. Miller, signed at Pataskala, Ohio, on July 7, 1855
  • S. Jennie Miller, signed at Pataskala, Ohio, on July 7, 1855
  • Rebecca W. Miller of ?burg, Ohio.  On Group page 9, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • G. B. Millikin of Rutland, Illinois; group page 4, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • M. C. Monteith, signed on September 17, 1855
  • H. R. Monteith of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Perhaps Hiram R. Monteith.  On Group page 9, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Jerrie C. Monteith of Blue Ridge, Ohio. On Group page 9, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • N. H. Monteith of Pleasant Street, Ohio.  On Group page 9, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Hiram R. ? of Baton Route, Louisiana. His surname is hidden under a box, but starts with "Mo", I believe. I believe he was Hiram R. Monteith.   On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • M. C. Monteith, signed at Blue Ridge, Ohio, on September 17, 1855; Sophia's cousin
  • L.S.T. Moore of Marseilles, Illinois; not sure of name.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • William M. Myers of Rutland, Illinois; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • William M. Myers of Ottawa, Illinois;  group page 4, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • William M. Myers of Cincinnati, Ohio
N
  • I. B. N. or J. B. N.
P
  • Ella D. Parr of Rutland, Illinois, or M. D. Parr, or Mr. D. Parr.  On Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Isabella Parr of Ottawa, Illinois; possibly the Bell D. Parr who inscribed an individual page.  On Group Page 6, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Bell D. Parr, signed at Rutland, Illinois, on January 20, 1856. Possibly the Isabella Parr who inscribed a group page.
  • Sarah Parr, inscribed at Rutland, Illinois. Sarah (Trumbo) Parr, wife of William Parr, with whom she shared the page.
  • William Parr, inscribed at Rutland, Illinois on January 20, 1856. Husband of Sarah (Trumbo) Parr, with whom he shared the page.
  • Mate J. Parr, signed at Rutland, Illinois, on January 20, 1856.  
  • Charles F. O. Parsons of Rutland, Illinois; he also inscribed an individual page.  On a Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Charles F. O. Parsons, signed at Rutland, Illinois, on January 31, 1856. He also inscribed a group page.
  • Henry Pence of Pleasantville, Ohio; group page 1, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • John F. Penn of Pleasant Run, Ohio, signed in 1855.  On Group Page 6, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Anne S. Pugh of Edina, Missouri; group page 2, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Facing pages sentiment by A. M. R. at Edina, Missouri in 1856
R
  • Annie M. Reddish of Edina, Missouri; group page 2, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Annie M. Reddish of Edina, Missouri. On Group Page 12, with boxes filled by inscribers.
S
  • Lydia M. S., signed at Decatur, Illinois, on October 25, 1855
  • C. S., signed at Rutland, Illinois, on December 23, 1855
  • P. A. S.
  • Mollie E. P. Seib [?] of Allodium Mound, Bremen, Ohio; she also inscribed an individual page with a nice sketch.   Group page 4, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Clarrie A. Seib of Allodium Mound, Bremen; her surname might be longer than 4 letters, as the page consists of boxes, and the inscribers left out some of their information, as if a real card was placed over theirs.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Louwesa J. Seib of Allodium Mound.  On Group Page 8, with penciled boxes filled by inscribers.
  • Mollie E. P. Seib of Allodium Mount, Bremen, Ohio.  On Group Page 8, with penciled boxes filled by inscribers.
  • Mollie E. P. Seib, signed at Allodium Mound, Ohio, in April 1856. She sketched a beautiful spray of rose and buds.  She also wrote a sentiment on the facing page, which she shared with two other inscribers.
  • Mollie E. Seib of Allodium Mound, Bremen, Ohio. On Group Page 11, with boxes filled by inscribers. 
  • Clarrie Seib, signed at Allodium Mound, Bremen, Ohio
  • B. Shaver; not sure of surname; signed at Rutland on December 15 [no year written]
  • George S. Shaver of Ottawa, Illinois, signed on February 8 [no year written]; group page 4, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Cyrus Shaver of Rutland, Illinois, signed on February 10, 1856;  group page 4, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Betsey Shaver of Rutland, Illinois;  group page 4, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • P. A. Shaver of Ottawa, Illinois.  On a Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Miss Clara E. Shaver of Rutland, Illinois.  On Group Page 6, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Kate R. Shaver of Marseilles, Illinois.  On Group Page 6, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Samantha E. Shaver of Ottawa, Illinois.  On Group page 9, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • G. D. Shaver.   On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Nancy A. Shaver of Ottawa, Illinois.  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • B. R. Shotwell of Ottawa, Illinois.  On Group Page 6, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • B. Franklin Shotwell of Ottawa, Illinois, signed at Rutland, Illinois, on January 25, 185?; Benjamin Franklin Shotwell; presumably the son of Samuel and Mercy Shotwell.
  • Harris A. Shuemaker of Pleasantville, Ohio.  On Group Page 7, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • Lydia M. Sites of Decatur, Illinois.  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • D. Spencer
  • Kate Spencer of Rutland, Illinois; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Collins Spencer of Rutland, Illinois; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • C. P. S. Spencer, signed at Rutland, Illinois, on December 23 [no year written]
  • L. M. Strickler of Pleasantville, Ohio; possibly Lizzie.  On Group Page 11, with boxes filled by inscribers.  
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  • Betsey A. Titus of Rutland, Illinois;  group page 4, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Angeline E. Titus of Rutland, Illinois;  group page 4, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • John Titus of Rutland, Illinois, signed on February 10, 1856;  group page 4, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Annie Trumbo of ? Illinois; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Oliver Trumbo of Dayton, Illinois; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • R. Y. Trumbo of Dayton, Illinois; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Moab. Possibly Moab Perry Trumbo, who married signer Rebecca Kagy.
  • ? Trumbo of Rutland, Illinois.  On Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Bettie Trumbo of Rutland, Illinois.  On Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • John Trumbo of Dayton, Illinois.  On Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • M. B. Trumbo of Dayton, Illinois.  On Group Page 5, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • M. Trumbo of Dayton, Illinois; middle initial possibly I or J.  On Group Page 6, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • A. C. Trumbo.  On Group Page 6, with penciled boxes filled in by inscribers
  • O. W. Trumbo of Dayton, Illinois; not sure of initials.  On Group page 9, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • M. Trumbo, signed at Rutland, Illinois, in December 1855
  • ? P. Trumbo of Dayton, Illinois.  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Bettie A. Trumbo of Ottawa, Illinois.  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • O. William Trumbo, signed at Dayton, Illinois, on December 8, 1855
  • Rebecca Trumbo, signed at Prairie Home, Dayton, Illinois; middle initial possibly Z or Y or ?. "Sophia's last visit at Prairie Home"
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  • Medora Wood?, possibly Medora Woodward or Woodbrook
  • B. J. Walters of Pleasantville, Ohio.  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • E. A. Waters of Germany, Ohio.  On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Jack Wheeler of Findlay, Ohio; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • ? White of Edina, Missouri; given name possibly Tracy; group page 2, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Lucy A. White of Edina, Missouri. On Group Page 12, with boxes filled by inscribers.
  • A. P. White of Edina, Missouri; presumably Alfred P. White, husband of Lucy A. White. On Group Page 12, with boxes filled by inscribers.
  • D. E. Wightman of Ottawa, Illinois, signed on February 8, 1856;  group page 4, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • J. M. Winter of Westerville, Ohio; group page 3, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers
  • Maggie M. Winter of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.   On Group Page 10, with boxes filled in by inscribers.
  • Mary Winterboten of Edina, Missouri. On Group Page 11, with boxes filled by inscribers. 
  • Emma E. Witt of Dublin, Indiana; group page 1, with penciled boxes filled in by the inscribers.
  • Emma E. Witt of Dublin, Indiana, signed at O. University on June 21, 1855.
Pleasant Run, Ohio; Ottawa, Illinois; Dayton, Illinois, Edina, Missouri


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