Wednesday, July 13, 2016

c1920 Photograph of Zenas Morse and Herman Morse, Brothers, at their Cabin; Possibly of Woodstock, Maine

c1920 photograph of two young men identified on the reverse as brothers Zenas Morse and Herman Morse, relaxing at their cabin in the woods.

The photograph measures approximately 4-3/4" by 3-3/4".  Mounted, the piece is approximately 6-1/2" by 4-1/4".

The photograph was purchased in Maine with other Maine photographs,  The brothers may have been Zenas Stillman Morse and Herman Carroll Morse of Woodstock, Maine, possibly in the village of Bryant Pond.  They appear to have lived in other towns in Oxford County, Maine, throughout their lives.

From brief online research, hopefully correct, and assuming that the brothers were the Zenas and Herman from Woodstock, Maine:  [corrections, additions and other theories of identity requested]

Zenas Stillman Morse was born at Bethel, Maine, on January 2, 1906, son of Zenas Haynes Morse and Lucy Ellen (Brown) Morse.  The names were spelled as Zenus Stillman Morse and Zeanus H. Morse on son Zenas' birth record.  Zenas Stillman Morse may have been nicknamed Zeke.

In 1924 at South Paris, Maine, Zenas Stillman Morse married Della Marie Cole, daughter of Albion Emery Cole and Mildred F. (Emmons) Cole.  Zenas and Della had at least one child and then divorced.  Zenas may have been the Zenas S. Morse who was married again in 1955 to Dorothy, whose maiden name was possibly Dickinson or Ernst.

Herman Carroll Morse was born at Woodstock, Maine, on December 6, 1907, son of Zenas Haynes Morse and Lucy Ellen (Brown) Morse.  He married twice: 1)  Thelma Rolfe in 1927; 2) Angie Morse in 1937.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or if you feel that Zenas Morse and Herman Morse were another set of brothers, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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