Sunday, January 31, 2016

Photograph of Beatrice A. Saunders; by the Harry L. Plummer studio of Lewiston, Maine


Photograph of a young woman identified on the reverse as Beatrice A. Saunders; taken by the Harry L. Plummer studio of Lewiston, Maine.


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

The young woman in the photograph  may have been Beatrice Anna Saunders, born at Waterford, Maine, on September 5, 1891, daughter of Frederick Prescott Saunders and Harriet Abbie (Woodbury) Saunders.

In the Censuses of 1920 of Bridgton, Maine, Beatrice is listed as living with her father and his second wife Isabel, who was Isabel was Isabel Agnew (Woodbury) Saunders, a sister to Harriet Abbie (Woodbury) Saunders, who had died in 1904.  Beatrice was working as a nurse; perhaps she had received her training in the Lewiston area, accounting for having her photograph taken there.  She received her nursing license on April 16, 1919, assuming that she is the Beatrice A. Young of Sweden Road, Bridgton, whose nursing license lapsed in 1973.

By 1930, Beatrice was working as nurse and living in the household of her stepmother/aunt; her father had died in 1928.  By 1940, she was still living with Isabel and working as the manager of a dowel mill.

On May 23, 1945 at Bridgton, Maine, this Beatrice married photographer Oliver Pratt Young, son of Julian Francis Young and Mary Angeline (Pratt) Young.   Oliver was born at Portland, Maine, on October 23, 1894 [another record shows October 24, 1894].

Beatrice and Oliver lived at Bridgton, Maine; I don't believe they had any children.  Oliver was a member of the American Daffodil Society.  Oliver died in 1964, and Beatrice in 1989.  

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or if you believe the young woman to be another person, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

50th Anniversary Booklet of Brooklin High School (1907-1957) at Brooklin, Maine


Fiftieth Anniversary of Brooklin High School, 1907-1957, formerly located at Brooklin, Maine.

The booklet measures 9" by 6" and contains 45 numbered pages, as well as an end paper, perhaps designed for autographs or notes, in the back.   It was printed by the Hancock County Publishing Company of Ellsworth, Maine.

Contained within are photographs of several people and views of Brooklin High School's three buildings over time; a history; selections from school publications over the years; and 343 names of founders, principals, instructors and graduates from 1907 to 1956.

At the end of this post are a video of the booklets's pages and two alphabetical lists: one of surnames and one of full names, along with any information pertaining to them

Below, a history and a photograph of the first Brooklin High School building, which burned in 1916.  Click on any image to enlarge it.


Below, left, the first building, which burned in 1916; right, the second building, which burned in 1939:


















The third building, built in 1931:


Surnames Mentioned


Allen [17]Eaton [3]Kane [18]Schillinger
Anderson [5]FirthLambertSherman [4]
Andrews [3]Flye [8]LamphreySmall [2]
AustinFord [2]LanpherSmith [12]
Bartlett [5]FossLaughlinStanley
BealFreethey [7]LawsonStaples [14]
Bent [3]Friend [6]LearyStewart [2]
Blake [2]Gott [2]LeathersSylvester
Bridges [20]Graham [2]LinscottTainter [7]
BrownGrantLundquistTapley [5]
Candage [4]Gray [11]Lurvey [2]Tyler [8]
Carter [12]Grey [3]MarcyesWard
ChattoGrindellMarks [2]Wardwell
Clapp [2]Grindle [2]MayoWebber [2]
ClayHale [4]McFarland [3]Wells [4]
ClevelandHamiltonMcGouldrickWilliams [2]
Closson [3]Henderson [8]Means [5]Wilson
Cole [9]Herrick [10]Mitchell [5]Wood [2]
ConaryHill [2]MorganWoods
Corbin [2]Holden [2]NicholsWright
Cousins [4]HopkinsNicholson [2]Young [3]
CrockettHoward [3]Pervear [4]
Day [4]Hutchinson [2]Phillips
Dennison [3]IngersollPierce
DeWittJonesPowers [3]
Dodge [2]JordanRedman [2]
DorityJoyce [2]Roberts [6]
Dow [2]

People Mentioned

A
  • Aubrey Allen, Class of 1935; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Donald Allen, Class of 1945 or 1946; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Elizabeth Allen, Class of 1930; married surname Wardwell; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Ethel Allen, Class of 1944; married surname Gott; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Forrest Allen, Jr., Class of 1947; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • George Allen, Class of 1942; update of life since graduation on page 40
  • Gleason Allen, Class of 1949; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Henry Allen, Class of 1941; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Lawrence Allen, Class of 1953; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Louise Allen, Class of 1941; married surname Rockwell; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Lowell Allen, Class of 1941; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Madelyn Allen, Class of 1938; married surname Horner; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Paul Allen, Class of 1952; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Pauline Allen, Class of 1933; deceased
  • Prin Allen, Jr., Class of 1949; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Rachel Allen, Class of 1936; married surname Allen; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • William Allen, Class of 1939; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Evelyn Anderson, Class of 1920; married surname Clough; deceased
  • Grace Anderson, Class of 1919; married surname Redman; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • John Anderson, Class of 1936; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Lincoln Anderson, Class of 1942; update of life since graduation on page 40
  • Owen Lewis Anderson, Class of 1953; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • George Andrews, Jr., Class of 1938; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Olive Andrews, Class of 1933; married surname Repe; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Thornton Andrews, Class of 1939; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Grace Austin, Class of 1956; update of life since graduation on page 44
B
  • Dorothy Bartlett, Class of 1936; married surname Clark; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Mae Bartlett, Class of 1933; married surname O'Connell; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Olive Bartlett, Class of 1930; married surname Bent; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Philip Bartlett, Class of 1944; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Shirley Bartlett, Class of 1938; married surname Bent; deceased
  • Sandra Beal, Class of 1956; married surname Lawson; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Elmer Bent, Class of 1929; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • George Bent, Class of 1934; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Isabel Bent, Class of 1926; married surname Cousins; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Foster Blake, Class of 1917; update of life since graduation on page 29
  • Ray Blake, Class of 1917; update of life since graduation on page 29
  • Albert Bridges, Class of 1947; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Byrle Bridges, Class of 1930; married surname Carter; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Celia Bridges, Class of 1941; married surname Laughlin; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Clarence Bridges, Class of 1932; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Elmer Bridges, Class of 1929; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Etta Bridges; Class of 1915; married surname Nevells; update of her life since graduation on page 29
  • Eulalie Bridges, Class of 1926; member of the first girls' basketball team; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Fitz Bridges, Class of 1911; update of his life since graduation on page 28
  • Florence Bridges, Class of 1939; married surname Carter; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Frank Bridges, Class of 1919; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Gladys Carroll Bridges; one of twelve students in 1904; named in 1907 graduation exercises program; update of her life since graduation on page 27
  • Harry Bridges, Class of 1911; joke, page 23; Class of 1911; update of his life since graduation on page 27
  • Harvey Bridges, Class of 1949; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Louise Bridges, Class of 1945 or 1946; married surname of Chatto; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Luetta Bridges, Class of 1913; married surname Hanscom; update of her life since graduation on page 28
  • Mabel Bridges, Class of 1919; married name Chatto; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Muriel Bridges, Class of 1936; married surname Dow; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Robert Bridges, Class of 1930; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Sumner Bridges, Class of 1929; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Sylvia Bridges, Class of 1931; married surname Tracy; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Paul Brown; Superintendent of Schools at Brooklin, Maine 1945-1947
C
  • Bert Candage, Class of 1924; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • Emma Candage, Class of 1929; married surname Wells; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Everett Candage, Class of 1920; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Harry Candage, Class of 1917; update of life since graduation on page 29
  • Beatrice Carter, Class of 1945; married surname Spaulding; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Bettina Carter, Class of 1941; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Dorothy Carter, Class of 1928; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Helen Carter, Class of 1950; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Kenneth Carter, Class of 1951; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Linwood Carter, Class of 1948; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Mahlon Carter, Class of 1934; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Payson Carter, right guard of the first boys' basketball team and third baseman of the first baseball team; Class of 1912; update of his life since graduation on page 28
  • Roger Carter, Class of 1936; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Russell Carter, Class of 1950; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Ruth Carter, Class of 1923; married surname Higgins; update of life since graduation on pages 30 and 31
  • Velma Carter, Class of 1951; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Warren Chatto, Class of 1945; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Cecil Clapp, Class of 1927; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Waldo Clapp, Class of 1927; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • William Clay, Class of 1913; "address unknown" as noted on page 28
  • Miss Harriet Cleveland (who became Mrs. Leon Nason) of 111 Main Street, Skowhegan; taught in 1906-1907
  • Alton Francis Closson; one of twelve students in 1904; named in 1907 graduation exercises program; update of his life since graduation on page 27
  • Pauline Closson, Class of 1945; married surname Bishop; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Rosalie Closson, Class of 1940; married surname Emerson; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Charlotte Cole, Class of 1952; married surname Humphrey; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Donald Cole, Class of 1932; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Dorothy Cole, Class of 1915; married surname Gott; elected vice president of the Alumni Association in 1956; poem page 23; update of her life since graduation on page 29
  • Elizabeth Cole, Class of 1920; married surname Tyler; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Frederick Cole, Jr., Class of 1917; update of life since graduation on page 29
  • Lawrence Cole, Class of 1924; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • Marilyn Cole, Class of 1949; married surname Conary; update of life since graduation on page 43; wrote Class Ode on page 45
  • Rachel Thresa Cole; one of twelve students in 1904; named in 1907 graduation exercises program; married surname Cousins; update of her life since graduation on page 27
  • Thelma Cole, Class of 1937; married surname Hale; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Lyndon Conary, Class of 1945; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Mary Corbin, Class of 1940; married surname Barnes; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Ruth Corbin, Class of 1938; married surname O'Neil; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Everett Cousins, first baseman of the first baseball team; Class of 1913; update of his life since graduation on page 28; deceased
  • Fosta Cousins, Class of 1922; married surname Staples; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Kenneth Cousins, Class of 1924; quip on page 24; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • Madeline Cousins, Class of 1939; married surname Carter; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Louis Crockett, Class of 1924; update of life since graduation on page 31
D
  • Arno Day, Class of 1935; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Frank Day, Class of 1928; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Frank Day, Jr., Class of 1938; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Mary Day, Class of 1939; married surname Hawkins; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Dorothy Dennison, Class of 1937; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Ree Dennison, Class of 1928; married surname Gray; member of the first girls' basketball team; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Ree Dennison, member of the first girls' basketball team
  • J. B.  DeWitt of Colby College; coached the first boys' basketball team
  • Katherine Dodge, Class of 1922; married surname Kent; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Myra Dodge, Class of 1933; married surname Stevens; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Stanley Dority, Class of 1915; update of his life since graduation on page 29
  • Harvard Dow, Class of 1920; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Kenneth Dow, Class of 1927; update of life since graduation on page 32
E
  • Bessie Eaton, Class of 1924; address unknown
  • Betty Eaton, Class of 1953; married surname Carter; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Philip Eaton, intending to attend the University of Maine; received scholarship from the Alumni Association in 1957
F
  • Jennie Firth, Class of 1929; married surname Eaton; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Chester Flye, Class of 1921; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Faye Flye, Class of 1944; married surname Clisham; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Glyneta Flye, Class of 1939; married surname Andrews; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Leola Flye, Class of 1937; married surname Mulholland; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Leonell Flye, Captain of the first boys' basketball team and catcher of the first baseball team; Class of 1911; update of his life since graduation on page 27
  • Lettie Beryl Flye; one of twelve students in 1904; named in 1907 graduation exercises program; married surname Smith; first president of the Alumni Assn, in 1917 and again when it was started again in 1954update of her life since graduation on page 27
  • Owen Flye, Superintendent of Schools at Brooklin, Maine 1901-1907; helped found the first Brooklin High School; photograph page 7
  • Patricia Flye, Class of 1951; married surname Myers; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Mary Ford, Class of 1933; married surname Weber; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Oscar Ford, Class of 1912; manager of the first boys' basketball team and captain and pitcher of the first baseball team; quips on page 24; update of his life since graduation on page 28; deceased
  • Arlona Foss, Class of 1936; married surname Hubbard; address unknown
  • Chester Freethey, Class of 1929; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Frank Freethey, Class of 1923; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • Linnie Freethey, Class of 1933; married surname Bowden; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Marguerite Freethey, Class of 1931; married surname Adams; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Philip Freethey, Class of 1936; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Ruby Freethey, Class of 1923; married surname Dow; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • William Freethey, Class of 1936; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Basil Friend, Class of 1948; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Gleason Friend, Class of 1942; update of life since graduation on page 40; sadly, killed in action in France in 1944
  • John Friend, Class of 1953; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Kathryn Friend, Class of 1950; married surname Brown; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Muriel Friend, Class of 1948; married surname Freeman; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Ray Friend, Jr., Class of 1942; update of life since graduation on page 40
G
  • George Gott, Jr., Class of 1939; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Harrison Gott, Class of 1942; update of life since graduation on page 40
  • Leah Graham, Class of 1940; married surname Sample; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Stephen Graham, Class of 1942; update of life since graduation on page 40
  • Esther Grant, Class of 1916; married name Closson; update of her life since graduation on page 29
  • Belford Gray, Class of 1950; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Carlton Gray, Class of 1950; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Elizabeth Gray, Class of 1939; married surname Carter; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Evelyn Gray; one of twelve students in 1904; named in 1907 graduation exercises program; update of her life since graduation on page 27; deceased
  • Hollis Gray, Class of 1948; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Laural Gray; Class of 1913; married surname Bridges; elected secretary of the Alumni Association in 1954; quip on page 23; update of her life since graduation on page 28
  • Myrtle Gray, Class of 1919; married surname Gray; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Nellie Gray, Class of 1937; married surname Burton; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Norman Gray, Class of 1941; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Ronald Gray, Class of 1927; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Sheldon Gray, Class of 1942; update of life since graduation on page 40
  • Basil Grey, Class of 1941; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Eunice Grey, Class of 1944; married surname Hardy; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Royce Grey, Class of 1943; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Lillian Grindell, Class of 1918; married surname Tainter; update of life since graduation on page 29
  • Elizabeth Grindle, Class of 1932; married surname Tucker; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Thomas Grindle, Superintendent of Schools at Brooklin, Maine 1913-1916
H
  • Edith Hale, Class of 1930; married surname Ware; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Harriet Hale, Class of 1935; married surname Grindle; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Helen Hale, Class of 1916; married name Mayo; update of her life since graduation on page 29
  • Robert Hale, Class of 1932; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Irene Hamilton, Class of 1933; married surname Macomber; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Cleaves Henderson, Class of 1938; quip, page 23; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Elizabeth Henderson, Class of 1929; married surname Kennison; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Florence Henderson, Class of 1945; married surname Hardy; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Hilda Henderson, Class of 1935; married surname Osgood; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • James Henderson, Class of 1948;  update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Louise Henderson, Class of 1924; married surname Powers; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • Marie Henderson, Class of 1929; married surname Nadeau; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Walter Henderson, Class of 1922; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Ada Allen Herrick; one of twelve students in 1904; photograph and writeup, page 9; Salutatorian in 1907; update of her life since graduation on page 27
  • Alice Hooper Herrick; one of twelve students in 1904; photograph and writeup, page 8; Valedictorian of 1907; update of her life since graduation on page 27; deceased
  • Ethel Herrick, Class of 1927; married name Byard; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Florence Herrick, Class of 1920; married surname Haley; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Frank Herrick, Class of 1924; deceased
  • Fred Herrick, left guard of the first boys' basketball team and left fielder of the first baseball team; Class of 1912; update of his life since graduation on page 28
  • Mae Catherine Herrick; one of twelve students in 1904; named in 1907 graduation exercises program; update of her life since graduation on page 27; deceased
  • Marietta Herrick, Class of 1925; married surname Carter; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • Samuel Alton Herrick; one of twelve students in 1904; named in 1907 graduation exercises program; update of his life since graduation on page 27
  • Ted Herrick; quip, page 24
  • Eleanor Hill, Class of 1930; married surname Torrey; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Eugenia Hill, Class of 1932; married surname Howard; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Alberta Holden, Class of 1947; married surname Williams; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Gladys Holden, Class of 1936; married surname Smith; deceased
  • Harry Hopkins, Class of 1937; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Alvin Howard, Class of 1927; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Jenniebelle Howard, Class of 1942; married name O'Malley; update of life since graduation on page 40
  • Leona Howard, Class of 1928; married surname Staples; member of the first girls' basketball team; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Edward Hutchinson, Superintendent of Schools at Brooklin, Maine 1916-1917
  • Elizabeth Hutchinson; taught at Brooklin High School in 1905
I
  • Eva Ingersoll, member of the first girls' basketball team
J
  • Harvey Jones, Class of 1937; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Marie Jordan, Class of 1911; married name Stevens; update of her life since graduation on page 28
  • Laura Joyce, Class of 1916; married name Flye; update of her life since graduation on page 29
  • Merna Joyce, Class of 1920; married surname Conary; update of life since graduation on page 30
K
  • Alton Kane, Class of 1936; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Duane Kane, Class of 1942; update of life since graduation on page 40
  • Earl Kane, center fielder of the first baseball team
  • Edith Kane, Class of 1911; update of her life since graduation on page 28; deceased
  • Eleanor Kane, Class of 1932; married surname Miniutti; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Esther Kane, Class of 1915; married name Smith; update of her life since graduation on page 29
  • Gwendolyn Kane, Class of 1931; married surname Hinckley; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Hildegarde Kane, Class of 1925; member of the first girls' basketball team; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Kenneth Kane, Class of 1921; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Leona Kane, Class of 1913; married name Staples; update of her life since graduation on page 28
  • Lois Kane, Class of 1924; married surname Tapley; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • Marjorie Kane; married surname Tufts; noted as deceased on page 28
  • Norman Kane, Class of 1913; "general worker", as noted on page 28
  • Olive Kane, Class of 1912; married name Bridges; update of her life since graduation on page 28
  • Raymah Kane, Class of 1935; married surname Gray; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Ruel Kane, Class of 1938; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Ruth Kane; married surname Aikens; noted as deceased on page 28
  • Theodore Kane, Class of 1933; update of life since graduation on page 35
L
  • Dorothy Lambert, Class of 1926; married surname Crockett; member of the first girls' basketball team; update of life since graduation on page 32; deceased
  • Josephine Lamphrey, Class of 1938; married surname Kelley; address unknown
  • John Lanpher, Principal 1929-1942; graduate of Colby College where he was a star athlete; photograph, page 14
  • Celia Laughlin; elected treasurer of the Alumni Association in 1954
  • Henry Lawson, Class of 1951; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Thomas Leary, center of the first boys' basketball team and manager and second baseman of the first baseball team; Class of 1911; update of his life since graduation on page 27
  • Ellen Leathers; Class of 1917; address unknown
  • Edward Linscott, Superintendent of Schools at Brooklin, Maine 1917-1940; photograph page 15; wrote history of the school, pages 16-18
  • Carl Lundquist, Principal of Brooklin High School in 1957; photograph page 21
  • Lawrence Lurvey, shortstop of the first baseball team; Class of 1912; update of his life since graduation on page 28
  • Thelma Lurvey, Class of 1928; married surname Gray; update of life since graduation on page 33
M
  • James Marcyes of Bar Harbor, cellist; performed at first graduating exercises in 1907
  • Albert Marks, Class of 1924; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • John Marks, Class of 1922; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Helen Mayo, Class of 1911; married name Townsend; update of her life since graduation on page 28
  • Donald McFarland, Class of 1953; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Helen Blanche McFarland; one of twelve students in 1904; named in 1907 graduation exercises program; married surname Freethey; update of her life since graduation on page 27
  • Lovina McFarland, Class of 1923; married surname Shelburne; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • Frank McGouldrick of Cherryfield; Superintendent of Schools 1907-1913
  • Arlene Means, Class of 1940; married surname Williams; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Carolyn Means, Class of 1942; married name Hooper; update of life since graduation on page 40
  • Madeline Means, Class of 1947; married surname Smith; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Merrill Means, Class of 1951; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Ralston Means, Jr., Class of 1947; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Caroline Mitchell, Class of 1927; married surname Young; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Eileen Mitchell, Class of 1930; married surname Larson; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Marjorie Mitchell, Class of 1924; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • Nancy Mitchell, Class of 1936; married surname Smith; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Vera Mitchell, Class of 1924; married surname Prince; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • Harriet Morgan, Class of 1950; married surname Buzzell; update of life since graduation on page 43
N
  • Clyde Nichols, Class of 1934; address unknown
  • Rufus Nicholson, Class of 1933; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Stanley Nicholson, Class of 1938; update of life since graduation on page 38
P
  • Betty Pervear, Class of 1955; married surname Williams; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • George Pervear, Class of 1947; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Howard Pervear, Jr., Class of 1941; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • John Pervear, Class of 1947; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Annie Phillips, Class of 1940; married surname Bartlett; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Jeanette Pierce, Class of 1952; married surname Ashe; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Llewellyn Powers, Class of 1913; noted as deceased on page 28
  • Norman Powers, Class of 1934; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Robert Powers, Class of 1932; update of life since graduation on page 34
R
  • Jacqueline Redman, Class of 1945; married surname Andrews; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Jean Redman, Class of 1949; married surname Graham; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Basil Roberts, Class of 1929; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Carl Roberts, Class of 1923; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • Donald Roberts, Class of 1931; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • Faith Roberts, Class of 1918; married surname Snow; update of life since graduation on page 29
  • Leon Roberts, right fielder of the first baseball team
  • Zilla Roberts, Class of 1927; update of life since graduation on page 32
S
  • Alice Schillinger, Class of 1947; married surname Peasley; address unknown
  • Edward Sherman, Class of 1933; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Elsie Sherman, Class of 1911; married surname Ford; elected vice-president of the Alumni Association in 1954 and president in 1957; graduate of class of 1911; update of her life since graduation on page 27
  • Gertrude Sherman, Class of 1925; married surname Voight; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Viola Sherman, Class of 1927; married surname Matthews; deceased
  • Charles Small, Class of 1941; address unknown
  • Irving Small, Superintendent of Schools at Brooklin, Maine 1940-1945
  • Alline Smith, Class of 1941; married surname Mathers; update of life since graduation on page 40
  • Alton Smith, Class of 1935; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Arlene Smith, Class of 1941; married surname Smith; update of life since graduation on page 40
  • Cecil Smith, Class of 1933; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Edna Smith, Class of 1927; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Gordon Smith, Class of 1943; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Hilda Smith, Class of 1949; married name Bent; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Lewis Smith, Class of 1935; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Melba Smith, Class of 1956; while attending Higgins Classical Institute, received scholarship from Alumni Assn. in 1956; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Ralph Smith, Superintendent of Schools at Brooklin, Maine from 1947 until ?; photograph page 20
  • Robert Smith, Class of 1943; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Russell Smith, Class of 1945 or 1946; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Hollis Hall Stanley; one of twelve students in 1904; named in 1907 graduation exercises program; update of his life since graduation on page 27
  • Alice Staples, Class of 1945; married surname Allen; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Arnold Staples, Class of 1936; update of life since graduation on page 37
  • Bernice Staples, Class of 1919; married surname Friend; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Beverly Staples, Class of 1940; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Catherine Staples, Class of 1943; married surname Allen; update of life since graduation on page 40
  • Chester Staples, Class of 1934; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • John Staples, Jr., Class of 1925; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Katie May Staples; one of twelve students in 1904; named in 1907 graduation exercises program; married surname Hill; update of her life since graduation on page 27
  • Kenneth Staples, Class of 1938; update of life since graduation on page 38
  • Margaret Staples, Class of 1945 or 1946; married surname Hodgdon; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Marjorie Staples, Class of 1945 or 1946; married surname Champlin; wrote poem "An Ideal School, page 19; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Roberta Staples, Class of 1950; married surname Allen; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Russell Staples, Class of 1940; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Winnifred Staples, Class of 1923; married surname Hutchins; update of life since graduation on page 31
  • Carlton Stewart, Class of 1933; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Mildred Stewart, Class of 1922; married surname Ramsdell; update of life since graduation on page 30
  • Frank Sylvester, Class of 1929; update of life since graduation on page 33
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  • Arthur Tainter, Class of 1943; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Doris Tainter, Class of 1935; married surname Dunphy; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Effie Tainter, Class of 1932; married name Keefe; update of life since graduation on page 34
  • LaRita Tainter, Class of 1935; married surname Tapley; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Priscilla Tainter, Class of 1945 or 1946; married surname Allen; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Violet Tainter; Class of 1913; married surname Davis; update of her life since graduation on page 28
  • Wallace Tainter, Class of 1926; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Jeanette Tapley, Class of 1945; married surname Phillips; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Lena Tapley, Class of 1934; married surname Robertson; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Rebecca Tapley, Class of 1944; married surname Foster; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Robert Tapley, Class of 1949; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Wilma Tapley, Class of 1952; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Charles Tyler, Class of 1947; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Dorothy Tyler, Class of 1935; married surname Dodge; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Dot Tyler, mentioned in quip, page 24
  • Elizabeth Tyler, Class of 1942; married name Ruttencutter; update of life since graduation on page 40
  • Frederick Newton Tyler, Class of 1952; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Harriette Tyler, Class of 1932; married surname McCarthy; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Rebecca Tyler, Class of 1940; married surname Gargano; update of life since graduation on page 39
  • Sally Tyler, Class of 1953; married surname Gentile; update of life since graduation on page 44
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  • Vivian Ward, Class of 1928; married surname Eaton; member of the first girls' basketball team; update of life since graduation on page 32
  • Effie Wardwell, member of the first girls' basketball team
  • Chester Webber, Class of 1944; update of life since graduation on page 41
  • Estelle Webber, Class of 1935; married surname Kimball; update of life since graduation on page 36
  • Bernadette Wells, Class of 1930; married surname Banks; update of life since graduation on page 33
  • Irene Wells, Class of 1915; motto, page 24; update of her life since graduation on page 29
  • Mary Wells, Class of 1949; married name Hanscom; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Neal Wells, Class of 1933; update of life since graduation on page 35
  • Burton Williams, Class of 1953; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Kenneth Williams, Class of 1950; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • Marian Wilson of Sedgwick; first teacher who taught at Brooklin High School, in 1904 and part of 1905
  • Arthur Wood, Class of 1947; update of life since graduation on page 42
  • Philip Wood, Class of 1956; update of life since graduation on page 44
  • Erma Woods, Class of 1929; married surname York; deceased
  • Lena Wright, Class of 1956; update of life since graduation on page 44
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  • Agnes Young, Class of 1949; married name Carter; update of life since graduation on page 43
  • H. Eugene Young, Class of 1915; author of poem "My Social Life" on page 22; update of his life since graduation on page 29
  • Stanley Young, Class of 1933; update of life since graduation on page 35
If you have stories to share about any of the people mentioned above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

c1930 Snapshot of Jessie (Conant) Ulmer of Vassalboro, Maine, with Young Son Austin or David



c1930 snapshot of a woman and child identified on the reverse as "Jesse Conant Ulmer" and "Austin or David".  She was Jessie (Conant) Ulmer of Rockland, Maine, wife of Henry Eliot Ulmer.


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

Jessie Louise (Conant) Ulmer was born December 8, 1904 at Rockland, Maine, the daughter of Ralph Philbrick Conant and Ella Mabel (Wixson) Conant.  On June 19, 1926 at Rockland, Jessie married Henry Eliot Ulmer, son of Isaac Brown Ulmer and Isabella (Henry) Ulmer.  Henry was born at Hampden, Maine, on July 18, 1902.

By the time of the 1930 Census, Henry, Jessie and their three year old son were living at Vassalboro, Maine, where Henry was working as a missionary.  Henry, a Baptist minister, later suffered legal issues and a breakdown and by 1940 was living at the Bangor State Hospital.  In 1940, Jessie was teaching school and living in her parents' home at Rockland, Maine, with her two sons.

Jessie died at Rockland, Maine, in 1987 and Henry at Severn, Maryland, in 1996.

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

1860s CDV of David Crooker Plumstead of Lynn, Massachusetts, Private in the Union Army; by Washington, D.C. Studio


1860s carte de visite, or CDV, of David Crooker Plumstead, taken by the A. Jewett studio of Washington, D.C., presumably while Plumstead was serving as a musician in Massachusetts regiments during the Civil War.


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

David C. Plumstead was born October 26, 1843 at Lynn, Massachusetts, the son of Matthew Buscall Plumstead and Martha Ellen (Crooker) Plumstead.  David, at the time working as a harness maker, enlisted in Company D of the Massachusetts 8th Infantry Regiment on September 13, 1862 at Lynn, Massachusetts and enlisted at least two additional times, so that he served through much of the War and a couple months beyond.

After the War, David returned to Lynn, Massachusetts, to work again as a harness maker in the family business, M. Plumstead & Sons.  In an 1882 Lynn city directory, the year before his death, David is shown as boarding at 32 Cambridge Street and still working in the family business, located at 131 Broad Street.

David died of phthisis, or wasting away, possibly as a result of tuberculosis, on February 7, 1883 and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery at Lynn, Massachusetts.  I didn't find record of any marriages for him.

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

c1885 Cabinet Photograph of Frank Rodrigue; taken by the Renouf Studio of Biddeford, Maine


Circa 1885 cabinet photograph of a young man identified on the reverse as Frank Rodrigue.  The photograph was taken by the Renouf Studio of Biddeford, Maine.


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

Presumably Frank Rodrigue is the Frank Rodrigue born June 8, 1866 at St. Francois de Beauceville, Quebec, who became a naturalized U.S. citizen on August 30, 1890, while he was living at Biddeford, Maine.

This Frank had first arrived in the United States at Skowhegan, Maine, on April 10, 1883, presumably following the "Canada Road" [more information at the Old Canada Road Historical Society].  Witnesses on his naturalization form were Charles Rodrigue; Joseph Rodrigue; and H. I. Lord.

Were Charles Rodrigue and Joseph Rodrigue brothers or cousins to Frank?

If you have further information on the Frank Rodrigue described, or if you believe Frank was another person, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cabinet Photograph of Henry Warner; taken by the Knight Studio of Elkton, Maryland


Cabinet photograph of a child and an elderly man identified on the reverse as "Uncle Henry Warner".  The photograph was taken by the J. W. Knight studio of 145 East Maine Street, Elkton, Maryland.


I found several possibilities for Henry Warner in the area of Elkton, which is near the borders of Pennsylvania and Delaware.  If you have a theory as to which Henry Warner he was, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Cabinet photograph of a Young Woman Identified as Grace E. Mathews; New Haven, Connecticut Studio


Cabinet photograph of a young woman identified on the reverse as Grace E. Mathews.  The photograph was taken by the Randall studio of New Haven, Connecticut.


Online research revealed several possibilities, but there are likely more:
  • Grace E. Mathews, born about 1866 in Connecticut, daughter of English immigrants James and Elizabeth (Williams) Mathews
  • Grace E. Mathews born about April 1878 in Connecticut, daughter of John W. Mathews and Mary E. Mathews
  • Grace E. Mathews, daughter of Stilson S. Mathews and Theodosia S. (Manual) Mathews, born about 1877 at Brunswick, Maine; married James Wesley Lowry at Portland, Maine on November 29, 1903
  • Grace Elizabeth Mathews, born at Portland, Maine about 1874, daughter of Jonathan Bennett Mathews and Sophia L. (Sharkey) Matthews; married Herbert Shaw Philbrick; presumably of Massachusetts; graduated from Smith College in the Class of 1897; was Dean Women at of Colby College 1899-1903
If you recognize Grace from your family photographs or research, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Cabinet Photograph of Susie M. Bancroft; Boston, Massachusetts, Studio


Cabinet photograph of a woman identified on the reverse as Susie M. Bancroft.  The photograph was taken by the Worden studio of 48 Winter Street, Boston, Massachusetts.


There are several possibilities for a Susie M. Bancroft.  Hopefully a reader will recognize her from family photos and research.

One tempting possibility is Susan M. (Bancroft) Richardson, wife of David L. Richardson, whom she married November 29, 1854 at Reading, Massachusetts.  That Susan M. Bancroft was born March 18, 1836, the daughter of George Bancroft and Mary (Porter) Bancroft.

There was a Susie Maria Bancroft, born February 26, 1868 at Reading, Massachusetts, was born about 1859, daughter of Haskell and Abbie Bancroft.  She married Edward A. Hamden on September 12, 1877 at Reading, Massachusetts; and William H. Thresher on April 25, 1894 at Boston, Massachusetts.

Though it's unlikely that either of these Susan/Susie possibilities was known as Susie M. Bancroft at the time the photograph was taken, it's possible that she was identified by her maiden name by a family member or friend.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or a different theory on the identity of Susie M. Bancroft, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

c1890 Cabinet Photograph of Louise Benson of Oakland, Maine


c1890 photograph of a young woman identified on the reverse in contemporary handwriting as Louise Benson of Oakland, Maine, "friend of Merrick's".


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

She may have been Louise May Benson, born November 20, 1872, possibly at Waterville, Maine, daughter of George Tyler Benson and Susan Elizabeth (Pollard) Benson.  An area in the west of Waterville was set off in 1873 as West Waterville and later renamed Oakland in 1883.  The Benson family may have lived in the section that ultimately became Oakland.

George Tyler Benson worked as a carriage ironer before enlisting in the Union Army during the Civil War, in which he was at least partially disabled.   He later served as Postmaster of Oakland, Maine.

Louise attended Colby College in 1896 and 1897.  She may have been the Louise M. Benson who was boarding at New York City and working as a stenographer.

By 1910 Louise  was back in Maine, living with her parents at Oakland and working as a typist, with the same situation by the time of the 1920 Census.  By 1930, she was still at home with her parents, but with no occupation listed.

By 1940, Louise's sister, Nellie Shaw (Benson) Wilbur was living with her parents and Louise in the household at Oakland, Maine.  Her husband, educator Herbert Lemuel Wilbur, was by then a patient at Foxborough State Hospital at Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Louise was living at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at the time of her death in September 1873.  Like Louise, her parents and sister Nellie Shaw (Benson) Wilbur, were all long lived.

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

Saturday, January 23, 2016

c1907 Photograph of Mildred Johnson of Brockton, Massachusetts


Circa 1907 Photograph, likely a school photograph, of a young woman identified on the reverse as Mildred Johnson of Brockton, Massachusetts, a student, or recent graduate, of B.H.S., presumably Brockton High School.


The photograph itself measures approximately 1-1/2" by 1"; the matted piece measures approximately 2-1/2" by 2".  It was found with a collection of other photographs from the Brockton, Massachusetts area.

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

Mildred Ames Johnson was born August 2, 1889 at Brockton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Albert Edward Johnson and Jane A. (Cushman) Johnson.  On August 15, 1925 in New York City, Mildred married James Ernest Mann, son of James William Mann and Eliza J. (McNeil) Mann.  James was born July 10, 1879 at Salem, Massachusetts.

On the World War I draft registration card James Earnest completed in 1918, he indicated he was a traveling salesman for Parker Brothers, Inc., and his home address was 245 Lafayette Street at Salem, Massachusetts.  His nearest relative then was his grandmother, Margaret (Luscombe ?) O'Neill, as his parents had both died by 1894.  In 1921 he filed a patent for an improvement to a Parker Brothers game.

James and Mildred lived at Salem, Massachusetts, where they're listed in city directories from the late 1920s and early to mid 1930s.  I don't know if they had children.

James died in 1936 and Mildred in 1969.  They're buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery at Salem, Massachusetts, with James' brothers and their wives.

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

Friday, January 22, 2016

c1890 CDV of Genesta Rood of Somerville, Massachusetts; Born in Nova Scotia in 1885


c1890 carte de visite of Genesta May Rood of Somerville, Massachusetts.  The photograph was taken by the L. W. Cook studio of 585 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  The identification on the reverse as her surname spelled phonetically as Rude.


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

Genesta May Rood was born about November 1885 in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia, in Guysborough County, the daughter of Henry Rood or McRood and Lucinda Grace (Flynn or Hinds) Rood.  The family moved to Massachusetts about 1887 and settled at Somerville.

On June 11, 1911 at Somerville, Massachusetts, Genesta married Stanley Elisha Brown, son of Charles Elwin Brown and Harriet W. (Cushman) Brown.  Stanley was born October 6, 1888 at Morrill, Maine.  Genesta and Stanley lived at Somerville, Massachusetts, and Arlington, Massachusetts, and had at least one child, a son.

It appears that Genesta and Stanley retired to the Belfast, Maine area, perhaps to Stanley's nearby childhood hometown of Morrill.  Genesta died at Belfast, Maine, in 1967 and Stanley in 1973, also at Belfast.  They're buried in Grove Cemetery at Belfast, Maine.

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

c1900 Photograph of Ora Autumna Simonds of South Braintree, Massachusetts


Circa 1900 photograph, presumably a school photograph, of a girl identified on the reverse as Ora Simonds of South Braintree, Massachusetts.


The photograph itself measures approximately 1-1/4" by 1"; the matted piece measures approximately 2-1/2" by 2".  It was found with a collection of similar sized photographs of youngsters and young adults, mostly from Brockton, Massachusetts.

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

Ora Autumna Simonds was born November 9, 1890 at Braintree, Massachusetts, the daughter of Henry Willie Simonds and Emily Claribel (Arnold) Simonds.  On October 25, 1910 at Braintree, Ora married Myron Austin Haskell, son of Henry A. Haskell and Annie (Butterworth) Haskell.  Myron was born at Hyde Park, Massachusetts, on August 4, 1888.

Ora and Myron lived at Braintree, Massachusetts and had, I believe, three sons.  Ora died in 1951 in Arizona; Myron died in 1959.  They're buried in the Lakeside Cemetery at Braintree, Massachusetts.

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

c1880 CDV of Miss Calef, teacher; Photo by Brockton, Massachusetts; with Info on Mary Ethel (Hall) Penniman


Circa 1880 photograph of a woman identified on the reverse as "Miss Caleff, Whitman School".  The photograph was taken by the Howard & Thomson studio of Brockton, Massachusetts.  She may have been Isabella Calef, a native of Lowell, Massachusetts.

The CDV is especially interesting because it contains additional information, written presumably at a later time, by one of Miss Calef's students who called her Miss Calef, rather than Caleff.  Coincidentally, this information ties in with a memorial card I featured in November of 2013, but the items were purchased separately; more information farther below.


Written above:

M. Ethel Hall (Grandma Ethel); Keziah Murdock; Rita Penniman; all went to Miss Calef at Old Whitman School and was later called Old High School.  I went to New Whitman School on Gilford St Brockton.

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

"Grandma Ethel" was Mary Ethel Hall, daughter of Augustus Florentine Hall and Susan Elizabeth (Osborne) Hall and wife of Walter Aldrich Penniman.  Ethel and Walter had a daughter, Rita Mildred Penniman, who may be the Rita Penniman named above.

A post from November 2013 features memorial cards of Ethel and her father-in-law William Reed Penniman.  After Ethel's death from cancer in 1897, Walter married the above-named Keziah Murdock, who was by then the widow of Everett F. Mank.

As for Miss Calef, I believe she was Isabella Calef, born March 7, 1847 at Lowell, Massachusetts, daughter of James Calef and Mary Ann (Shattuck) Calef.  In 1880, a Belle Calef was living at Easton, Massachusetts, and working as a teacher.

By 1900, Isabella was living in the household of her sister Helen and Helen's husband Charles H. Tilton at Somerville, Massachusetts; no occupation was listed then or in 1910.  Sadly, by 1920, she was a patient at the Gordon Home Hospital at Dorchester, Massachusetts, and by 1930 she was at the Boston Home for Incurables.  She died in 1933 at Boston, Massachusetts.

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

Thursday, January 21, 2016

c1910 Photograph of Frances Perry of Randolph, Maine; Presumably Frances Gertrude Perry, Born 1892


c1910 photograph of Frances Perry of Randolph, Maine; presumably Frances Gertrude Perry.


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

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

She was mostly likely Frances Gertrude Perry, born June 7, 1892 at Phippsburg, Maine, the daughter of Lester Alton Perry and Albina Augusta (Preble) Perry.  In 1916, Frances graduated from the Special Education Course at the Posse Normal School of Gymnastics at Boston, Massachusetts.  

Read more, here, about physical education pioneers Swedish Baron Nils Posse and Baroness Rose Moore (Smith) Posse, a Newburyport, Massachusetts native.

By 1920, Frances was working as a reconstruction aide and living with her parents at Randolph, Maine.  She may have been the Frances G. Perry who was living in New York City at the time of the 1940 Census and working as a campaign organizer.

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

1904 Photograph of Young Isabelle Moore of Randolph, Maine; Presumably Isabel Merrill Moore


1904 photograph of a young girl identified on the reverse as Isabelle Moore of Randolph, Maine.  She was presumably Isabel Merrill Moore.


The photograph measures approximately 1'1/4" by 1"; the matted piece is about 2-3/4" by 2-1/4".

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

Isabel Merrill Moore was born March 24, 1900 at Randolph, Maine, the daughter of Warren E. Moore and Ritta (Merrill) Moore.  Isabel, judging from a newspaper article, may have attended Radcliffe College at Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She became a nurse and was working as a school nurse at Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, when she married farmer Ray Warren Combs on June 27, 1925 at Hampton Falls.

Ray was born July 20, 1894 at Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, the son of Charles Frank Combs and Mary Susan (Pevear) Combs.  Ray graduated from Hampton Academy in 1910 and the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1914.

Isabel and Ray lived at Seabrook, New Hampshire, where they raised several children.  Isabel died in 1957, and Ray in 1979.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or if you feel that "Isabelle" is a different person, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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.