Friday, November 18, 2016

Calling card of M. F. Lenfest of Vinalhaven, Maine; member of Star of Hope Lodge No. 42

Calling card of M. F. Lenfest of Vinalhaven, Maine.  Member of the Patriarchs Militant, Star of Hope Lodge, No. 42; Island Home Encampment No. 38; Canton Vinalhaven, No. 25; Ocean Bound Rebekah, No. 67

Presumably the calling card of Merritt F. Lenfest, who was born in 1858 and married Jennie M. Pease on November 13, 1881 at Union, Maine.  Merritt may have been the son of Charles Lenfest and Roxanna B. (Fernald) Lenfest.  Merritt F. Lenfest died in 1929 and is buried in the Village Cemetery at Thomaston, Maine, with wife Jennie, who died in 1947 and their son Ralph, who died in 1926.

If you have additional information on Merritt F. Lenfest or if you have an alternative theory as to the identity of M. F. Lenfest of Vinalhaven, Maine, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


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