Wednesday, January 20, 2016

c1900 Photograph of Ulysses G. French of Garland, Maine

Circa 1900 photograph of Ulysses G. French of Garland, Maine.  The photograph was taken by the Dexter Novelty Company of Dexter, Maine.

I'd like to call him Ulysses Grant French but haven't yet seen a record that spells that out, though the timing of his birth, not long after the end of the Civil War, makes the name seem especially plausible.

The photograph is a small one; the entire matted piece measures approximately 2-1/4" by almost 2".  The photograph itself is about 1-1/4" by 1".

From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions requested]

Ulysses G. French was born at Sangerville, Maine in November, 1869, son of Frank H. French and Jennie M. (Mason) French, who were born at Sangerville, Maine, and Garland, Maine respectively.  On April 6, 1893 at Garland, Maine, Ulysses married schoolteacher Sarah E. Packard, "Sadie", daughter of Daniel C. Packard and Lydia (Trafton) Packard of Garland, Maine.

Ulysses and Sadie farmed at Garland, Maine.  They had at least one child, a daughter Marion G. French, born at Garland on August 23, 1899.  Ulysses died in 1952 and Sadie in 1958; they're buried in the Evergreen Cemetery at Garland, Maine.

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

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