Thursday, January 21, 2016

c1905 Photograph of Flossie Eldridge, Presumably Flossie Ella Eldridge of Brockton, Massachusetts


Circa 1905 photograph, possibly a school photograph, of a young woman identified on the reverse as Flossie Eldridge.

Because the photograph was found with a collection of similar photographs from Brockton, Massachusetts, and area towns, Flossie was likely Flossie Ella Eldridge of Brockton.


The photograph itself measures approximately 1-1/4" square; matted, the piece is approximately 3-1/4" by 2-1/4".

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

As noted above, since the photograph was found with similar photographs from Brockton, Massachusetts, I believe Flossie was Flossie Ella Eldridge, born June 9, 1891 at Brockton, the daughter of George W. Eldridge and Addie J. (Spencer) Eldridge, both originally from Maine.

On June 9, 1911 at Brockton, Massachusetts, Flossie married Arthur Elwin Skinner, son of George Washington Skinner and Carrie Eliza (Dickinson) Skinner of Vermont.  Flossie and Arthur lived at Brockton, Massachusetts, and had, I believe, three children.

Flossie died in 1953 and Arthur in 1963.  They're buried in the Melrose Cemetery at Brockton, Massachusetts.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or you feel that Flossie is another person entirely, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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