Sunday, December 11, 2016

19th Century Photograph Album of the Dunphy & Jenkins Families & more of Sebec, Maine and Dover, Maine area


Large photograph album of cabinet photographs, cartes de visite, tintype, newspaper clippings and a memorial card, pertaining to the photogenic Dunphy and Jenkins families of Piscataquis County, Maine.

The surname Dunphy has several variants, including Dunphey, Dumphy, Dumphee, etc.

The album measures approximately 10-1/2" by 8-1/2" by 2" (excluding the puffed covers).  It contains:
  • 41 photographs, several of which depict the same person
  • the obituary of Stephen Garland of Sebec, Maine
  • several newspaper clippings consisting of notices of marriages in 1895 in the Piscataquis County area
  • scrap of paper with handwritten death information of Stephen Garland; Albina S. Garland and Olevia (Garland) Dunphy.
An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the people identified in the photographs or mentioned in the newspaper clippings appear at the end of this post.

The marriage notices, obituary, handwritten death information, a poem and the tintype of a young girl were found in a handmade envelope tucked between the CDV of an unidentified woman and the memorial card of Mrs. Dorothy Garland, who died March 13, 1890.  The woman in the CDV, taken by the J. T. Morrison studio of Dover, Maine, may have been Dorothy's daughter, Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy.  The little envelope is a treasure.



The first cabinet photo in the album is identified on the album page as Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy, (1842-1895), daughter of Stephen Garland, Jr., and Dorothy Jane (Cook) Garland and wife of Benjamin Franklin Dunphy.    The album contains photographs of her children and grandchildren; one of the unidentified people in the album might have been her husband, Benjamin Franklin Dunphy.



The obituary of Olevia's father, Stephen Garland, Jr., mentions a pond on the Garland farm at Sebec, Maine, which was presumably what is now known as Garland Pond.  See a map of Garland Pond at the end of this post.


Transcription of the obituary above:

Mr. Stephen Garland, a long time resident of Sebec, died at his home in that town Friday, June 8, aged 79 years, 8 months and 13 days.
The deceased was born in New Durham, Strafford county, N.H., where he learned the trade of house carpenter.  He removed to Exeter, Me., in 1833, where he superintended the erection of the elegant and subsantial residence of the late Col. Frank Hill, then thought to be the best in Penobscot county outside of Bangor.  Here he married Miss Dorothy Cook, who had preceded him from his native State.
In 1836 he purchased land in Sebec, moved his family onto the premises, cleared away the rough places and made a home which he enjoyed for fifty-eight years without change.
His wife died in the winter of 1890, and since that to him sad event, his last years were solaced by the society and kindly ministrations of a daughter, Mrs. B. F. Dunphy, in his own household.  A second daughter, Mrs. Francis Parkman of Sebec, with Mrs. Dunphy, are sole survivors of the family.
He leaves no son to pertetuate his name, but that will long live in the beautiful and romantic lakelet covering a part of the farm, which bears it, and fast becoming a favorite quiet resort of veterans of the late war, Sunday School children and others.
Mr. Garland was long known among his townsmen, neighbors and acquaintances as a man of exemplary character in every respect, of the strictest integrity in all his dealings, and enjoying the confidence and respect of all who knew him in a remarkable degree.  A good citizen and upright man has left us.

Several of the identified people in the album are further identified to note their relationship to Olevia's grandson, Elmer Franklin Jenkins, son of Olevia's daughter Lucy E. (Dunphy) Jenkins and William Horatio Jenkins.  It would appear that the album passed on to Lucy, then Elmer and to his descendants before being lost to the family.

Surnames

AAstrom [2]FFrenchLLaddWWellington
BBallGGalushaNNewmanYYerxa
BearceGarland [4]PPlummerYoung
BrockwayGrayPratt [3]
CChaseHHansonSSandberg
CrossHillTTaylor
DDeanIInmanThomas
Dunphy [10]JJenkins [5]


People in the photographs or mentioned in the mementos - 26 people are not identified but the identities of several can be guessed because of their resemblance or placement in the album.
  • Cabinet photograph of unidentified older man; by Chase studio of Foxcroft, Maine
  • Cabinet photograph of unidentified baby; by the Chase studio of Foxcroft, Maine.  Whether significant or not, the baby's photograph faced a photograph of Sarah M. (Dunphy) Pearl, daughter of Benjamin F. Dunphy and Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy and wife of John Pearl.
  • Unidentified middle-aged woman; cabinet photograph by the A. H. Dinsmore studio of Dover, Maine.
  • Unidentified baby; cabinet photograph by the Chase studio of Foxcroft, Maine.  Whether a coincidence or not, the photograph faces one of Lillian Abbie (Mitchell) Jenkins, wife of Charles Sumner Jenkins.  They had at least two children: Leonard Horatio Jenkins and Carrie F. Jenkins.
  • Unidentified man; cabinet photograph by the Chase studio of Foxcroft, Maine.  His photograph, whether coincidence or not, faces a cabinet photograph of Mabel F. Dunphy, who would become the second wife of Julius Everett Parkhurst.  He's wearing a name tag.
  • Unidentified man; cabinet photograph with no studio imprint.
  • CDV of an unidentified middle-aged woman; by the J. T. Morrison studio of Dover, Maine.  The pocket for this CDV and a Memorial card for Mrs. Dorothy Garland, who died March 13, 1890 at the age of 77 have a surprise tucked between them, a little homemade envelope full of clippings of deaths, marriages, etc.  Could this woman be Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy or her sister Miss Albina S. Dunphy?
  • Tintype of an unidentified girl.  Tucked in a homemade envelope with other items relating to the Garland and Dunphy families of Sebec, Maine.  
  • CDV of an unidentified young woman; by the A. W. Ferguson studio of Prescott, Ontario
  • Trade card with the name Elmer on the reverse; presumably Elmer Franklin Jenkins, son of William Horatio Jenkins and Lucy E. (Dunphy) Jenkins
  • CDV of an unidentified young man; by the D. C. Dinsmore studio of Dover, Maine
  • CDV of an unidentified woman; by the D. C. Dinsmore studio of Dover, Maine
  • CDV of an unidentified young child; no studio imprint
  • CDV of a young child; by the D. C. Dinsmore studio of Dover, Maine
  • Cabinet photograph of an unidentified young man; by the B. F. Pollard studio of Dover, Maine
  • Cabinet photograph of a young man; by the Weston studio of Bangor, Maine
  • CDV of an unidentified woman; by the D. C. Dinsmore studio of Dover, Maine
  • Tiny photograph of an unidentified woman reading a book; no studio imprint
  • CDV of an unidentified young child; by the J. T. Morrison studio of Dover, Maine
  • Charley; CDV by the J. T. Morrison studio of Dover, Maine.  He may have been Charles E. Dunphy, son of Benjamin Franklin Dunphy and Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy.
  • CDV of an unidentified woman; no studio imprint
  • CDV of an unidentified young man; by the D. C. Dinsmore studio of Dover, Maine.
  • CDV of an unidentified child; by the Morrison studio of Dover, Maine
  • CDV of an unidentified baby; by the Chase & Linnell studio of Foxcroft, Maine
  • CDV of an unidentified woman; by the J. T. Morrison studio of Dover, Maine
  • CDV of an unidentified middle aged woman; by the Morrison studio of Dover, Maine
A
  • Sophia Jennie Astrom; newspaper clipping noting her 1895 marriage to Peter Hanson; marriage performed at Brownville, Maine, on October 26th by Rev. W. C. Curtis
  • John Astrom; newspaper clipping noting his 1895 marriage to Adela Elizabeth Sandberg; marriage performed at Brownville, Maine on Oct. 26th by Rev. W. C. Curtis.
B
  • Mae A. Ball of Sebec, Maine; newspaper clipping noting her 1895 marriage to Edward R. Ladd of Barnard, Maine; marriage performed in Sebec, Maine, by Rev. C. H. Johonnett
  • Tozy Bearce, wife of Charles Bearce, aged about 70 years.  Tozy was Torsella (Gilbert) Bearce.
  • Mabel D. Brockway of Pittsfield, Maine; newspaper clipping noting her 1895 marriage to William H. Newman; marriage performed in Foxcroft, Maine, by Rev. H. R. Mitchell
C
  • Nathan Chase of Bangor, Maine; newspaper clipping noting his 1895 marriage to Miss Lydia M. Inman of Orono, Maine; marriage performed in Orono, Maine, by Rev. Mr. Robinson.
  • Harvey J. Cross of Sebec, Maine; newspaper clipping noting his 1895 marriage to Florence M. Pratt of Sebec; marriage performed at the F.B. Parsonage at Dover, Maine, on October 23d by Rev. W. L. Nickerson.  A cabinet photograph of Florence M. (Pratt) Cross Scales appears in the album.
D
  • Adams M. Dean of Barnard, Maine; newspaper clipping noting his 1895 marriage to Ella J. Yerxa of Sebec, Maine; marriage performed in Sebec, Maine, by Rev. C.  H. Johonnett
  • Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy, "Olevia", mother of Lucy E. Dunphy (Mrs. William Horatio Jenkins); grandmother of Elmer Franklin Jenkins; great grandmother of Dale E. Jenkins.  Cabinet photograph by the Chase studio of Foxcroft, Maine.
  • Charles E. Dunphy, uncle of Elmer Franklin Jenkins.  Charles was the son of Benjamin F.  Dunphy and Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy and sister of Lucy E. (Dunphy) Jenkins, mother of Elmer Franklin Jenkins.  Cabinet photograph by the Chase studio of Foxcroft, Maine.  Cabinet photograph by the Chase studio of Foxcroft, Maine.
  • Mabel F. (Dunphy) Parkhurst, aunt of Elmer Franklin Jenkins.  She was the daughter of Benjamin F. Dunphy and Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy and sister of Lucy E. (Dunphy) Jenkins, mother of Elmer Franklin Jenkins.  She married J. Everett Parkhurst on September 23, 1903 at Lewiston, Maine.  Cabinet photograph by the Unidentified baby; cabinet photograph by the Chase studio of Foxcroft, Maine.  Whether a coincidence or not, the photograph faces one of Lillian Abbie (Mitchell) Jenkins, wife of Charles Sumner Jenkins.  They had at least two children: Leonard Horatio Jenkins and Carrie F. Jenkins. Chase studio of Foxcroft, Maine.  She appears in another photograph by the Dinsmore studio of Dover, Maine.
  • Sarah M. (Dunphy) Pearl, daughter of Benjamin F. Dunphy and Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy and wife of John Pearl, whom she married on March 24, 1894 at Sebec, Maine.  Maine Marriage Record shows her surname as Dumphee.  Cabinet photograph by Chase studio of Foxcroft, Maine.
  • "Jennie", Mrs. Stephen Dunphey.  She was Jennie E. (Vanidestine) Dunphy, wife of Stephen Andrew Dunphy, who was the son of Benjamin F. Dunphy and Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy.   Cabinet photograph; no studio imprint.  Her photograph faces that of her husband, Stephen Andrew Dunphy.
  • "Stephen Dunphy, uncle of E. F. J.".  He was Stephen Andrew Dunphy, brother of Lucy E. (Dunphy) Jenkins, who was the mother of Elmer Franklin  Jenkins.  Cabinet photograph; no studio imprint.  Stephen's photograph faces one of his wife Jennie E. (Vanidestine) Dunphy.
  • "Lewis Dunphy, Uncle of E. F. J.".  Lewis E. Dunphy, son of Benjamin F. Dunphy and Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy and brother to Lucy E. (Dunphy) Jenkins, mother of Elmer Franklin Jenkins.   Cabinet photograph; no studio imprint.
  • "Mabel Dunphy"; by the Dinsmore studio of Dover, Maine.  Presumably Mabel F. (Dunphy) Parkhurst before her marriage.  She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Dunphy and Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy.  There's another photograph of Mabel in the album.
  • Charles E. Dunphey of Sebec, Maine; newspaper clipping noting his 1895 marriage to Luna A. Gray of Sebec, Maine [the clipping spells her name erroneously as Lena]; marriage performed at Sebec, Maine on Oct. 26th by H. J. Cross, Esq.  Charles E. Dunphey, "Charlie", was the son of Benjamin Franklin Dunphey and Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy.  A CDV of Charlie appears in the album.  
  • "Mrs. Olevia M. Dunphy; One side of a scrap of paper with information on the death and age at death of Mrs. Olevia M. Dunphy, tucked into a homemade envelope in the album pocket between a CDV of an unidentified middle-aged woman taken by the J. T. Morrison studio of Dover, Maine; and a memorial card for Mrs. Dorothy Jane (Cook) Garland of Sebec, Maine, wife of Stephen Garland, Jr., who outlived her.  The other side has death information for her father Stephen Garland, Jr., and her sister, Albina S. Garland.
  • ""Mrs. Olevia M. Dunphy, Died October 31, 1895.  Age 53 years, 9 months, 21 days.""
  • The other side contains entries about the death of Olevia's father Stephen Garland, Jr., and her sister Albina S. Garland."
F
  • C. H. French, Druggist, Sangerville, Maine; label for a prescription ordered on December 27, 1888 by Dr. Thomas
G
  • Herbert L. Galusha; newspaper clipping noting his 1895 marriage to Miss Ada M. Hill, both of Dover, Maine; marriage performed at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. L. A. Ayer at Dover, Maine, on October 26 by Rev. P. B. Thayer.
  • Memorial card for Mrs. Dorothy Garland who died March 13, 1890 at the age of 77.  She was Dorothy Jane (Cook) Garland, mother of Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy. The pocket for this memorial card and a CDV of an unidentified woman, taken by the J. T. Morrison studio of Dover, Maine, have a surprise tucked between them, a little homemade enveloped full of clippings of deaths, marriages, etc. and a tintype of a girl
  • Stephen Garland of Sebec, Maine; his obituary.  He died June 8, 1894.  Father of Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy.
  • Stephen Garland, Jr., of Sebec, Maine: One side of a scrap of paper tucked into a homemade envelope in the album pocket between a CDV of an unidentified middle-aged woman taken by the J. T. Morrison studio of Dover, Maine; and a memorial card for Mrs. Dorothy Jane (Cook) Garland of Sebec, Maine, wife of Stephen Garland, Jr., who outlived her. "Mr. Stephen Garland, Died June 8, 1894, age 79 years, 8 mo., 13 days. Miss Albina S. Garland, Died 1893"; daughter of Stephen Garland, Jr., and Dorothy Jane (Cook) Garland.
  • "Miss Albina S. Garland of Sebec, Maine; One side of a scrap of paper tucked into a homemade envelope in the album pocket between a CDV of an unidentified middle-aged woman taken by the J. T. Morrison studio of Dover, Maine; and a memorial card for Mrs. Dorothy Jane (Cook) Garland of Sebec, Maine, wife of Stephen Garland, Jr., who outlived her.
  • Mr. Stephen Garland, Died June 8, 1894, age 79 years, 8 mo., 13 days.  Miss Albina S. Garland, Died 1893"".  Albina was the daughter of Stephen Garland, Jr., and Dorothy Jane (Cook) Garland."
  • Luna A. Gray of Sebec, Maine [the clipping spells her name erroneously as Lena].newspaper clipping noting her 1895 marriage to Charles E. Dunphey; marriage performed at Sebec, Maine on Oct. 26th by H. J. Cross, Esq.  Charles E. Dunphey, "Charlie", was the son of Benjamin Franklin Dunphey and Marcia Olevia (Garland) Dunphy.  A CDV of Charlie appears in the album.  
H
  • Peter Hanson; newspaper clipping noting his 1895 marriage to Sophia Jennie Astrom; marriage performed at Brownville, Maine, on October 26th by Rev. W. C. Curtis
  • Miss Ada M. Hill of Dover, Maine; newspaper clipping noting her 1895 marriage to Herbert L. Galusha; 1895 marriage performed at the home of her sister, Mrs. L. A. Ayer at Dover, Maine, on October 26, by Rev. P. B. Thayer
I
  • Miss Lydia M. Inman of Orono, Maine; newspaper clipping noting her 1895 marriage to Nathan Chase of Bangor, Maine; marriage performed in Orono, Maine, by Rev. Mr. Robinson.
J
  • Elmer F. Jenkins; no studio imprint.  Son of William Horatio Jenkins and Lucy E. (Dunphy) Jenkins.  Cabinet photograph; no studio imprint.
  • "Lillian Jenkins, wife of Charles J. (brother of Wm. H. Jenkins)".  Presumably Lillian Abbie (Mitchell) Jenkins, wife of Charles Sumner Jenkins.  Cabinet photograph by the Chase studio of Foxcroft, Maine.
  • Elmer Jenkins; CDV by the D. C. Dinsmore studio of Dover, Maine.  Elmer Franklin Jenkins, son of William Horatio Jenkins and Lucy E. (Dunphy) Jenkins and brother of Annie M. Perkins, whose CDV shares the same pocket in the album.
  • Annie M. Jenkins; CDV by the D. C. Dinsmore studio of Dover, Maine. Annie was the daughter of William Horatio Jenkins and Lucy E. (Dunphy) Jenkins and sister of Elmer Franklin Jenkins, whose CDV shares the same pocket in the album
  •  "Horatio Jenkins, father of Wm. H. Jenkins, father of Elmer F. Jenkins"; CDV by the Morrison studio of Dover, Maine.  Horatio may have been the Horatio Jenkins who was born at Monroe, Maine, on April 3, 1831, son of Dennis Jenkins and Mary J. (Davis) Jenkins.  The Jenkins family was living at Kilmarnock in Piscataquis County, Maine, by the time of the 1850 Census.
L
  • Edward R. Ladd of Barnard, Maine; newspaper clipping noting his 1895 marriage to Mae A. Ball of Sebec, Maine; marriage performed in Sebec, Maine, by Rev. C. H. Johonnett
N
  • William H. Newman; newspaper clipping noting his 1895 marriage to Mabel D. Brockway of Pittsfield, Maine; marriage performed in Foxcroft, Maine, by Rev. H. R. Mitchell.  
P
  • Mrs. Josie M. Plummer of Dover, Maine; newspaper clipping noting her 1895 marriage to William Wellington of Dover, Maine; marriage performed at Dover, Maine, at the M.E. Parsonage by Rev. C. C. Whidden.
  • "Florence (Mrs. N. Scales, cousin of Lucy Jenkins".  Florence was Florence Marion (Pratt) Cross Scales, wife of Nelson N. Scales.  Florence Marion (Pratt) Cross Scales was born July 19, 1877 at Foxcroft, Maine, daughter of Charles W. Pratt and Frances Jane (Garland) Pratt.  Frances Jane (Garland) Pratt and Maria Olevia (Garland) Dunphy, mother of Lucy E. (Dunphy)  Jenkins, were sisters.  Cabinet photograph by the C. R. Smith Photo Co.
  • Florence M. Pratt of Sebec, Maine; newspaper clipping noting her 1895 marriage to Harvey J. Cross of Sebec, Maine; marriage performed at the F.B. Parsonage at Dover, Maine, on October 23d by Rev. W. L. Nickerson.  A cabinet photograph of Florence M. (Pratt) Cross Scales appears in the album.
  • "Austin Pratt, Aged 71"; CDV by the D. C. Dinsmore studio of Dover, Maine.  Presumably Austin Gurney Pratt born December 26, 1811 at Hebron, Maine, Maine, son of William and Martha (Gurney) Pratt. Austin married Betsey Davee Barrows.
S
  • Adela Elizabeth Sandberg; newspaper clipping noting her 1895 marriage to John Astrom; marriage performed at Brownville, Maine on Oct. 26th by Rev. W. C. Curtis.
T
  • Mrs. Abbie L. Taylor of Sebec; newspaper clipping noting her 1895 marriage to James P. Young of Sebec, Maine; performed at Foxcroft, Maine, on October 23d.
  • Dr. Thomas; his name on a prescription ordered on December 27, 1888 from C. H. French, Druggist.
W
  • William Wellington of Dover, Maine; newspaper clipping noting his 1895 marriage to Mrs. Josie M. Plummer of Dover, Maine; marriage performed at Dover, Maine, at the M.E. Parsonage by Rev. C. C. Whidden.
Y
  • Ella J. Yerxa of Sebec, Maine; newspaper clipping noting her 1895 marriage to Adams M. Dean of Barnard, Maine; marriage performed in Sebec, Maine by Rev. C. H. Johonnett
  • James P. Young of Sebec, Maine; newspaper clipping noting his 1895 marriage to Mrs. Abbie L. Taylor of Sebec, Maine; marriage performed at Foxcroft, Maine, on October 23d.







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