Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1880s CDV & Tintype Album, plus Mementos, of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed of Midcoast Maine



1800s Carte de Visite and tintype album, plus many mementos and trade cards tucked in, that I believe belonged to Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed of midcoast Maine.  

Handwriting on the inside front cover, below:

Luella Reed
Maiden name Eugley
Mother Fannie Moody Eugley
Father Josia Eugley
Sister Adelia Eugley Benner
Sister Addie Eugley Oliver
Brother Austin Eugley
Brother Joseph Eugley


The album measures approximately 6" by 5" by 2" and contains cartes de visite, tintypes, calling cards, newspaper clippings and trading cards.

Surnames of people whose photographs appear in the album or who are mentioned:

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AAndersonFFrenchOO'Neil
BBenner [2]GGouldOliver [2]
Bickmore [3]HHusseyPParks
CCopelandMMank [5]Paulsen
DDavisMardenPeterson
EEugley [5]McPhailRReed
MoodyRichardson

Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed was born in 1864, the daughter of Moses Eugley and Fannie (Moody) Eugley.  Most records I found gave her father's name as Moses Eugley, though the inside front cover of the album, as noted above, gives his name as Josia Eugley.  Hopefully a reader will step in to clarify.

Luella's Find a Grave memorial gives her birth date and place as April 4, 1864 at Nobleboro, Maine.  Luella married twice: 1) Gilbert F. Mank, with whom she had several children; 2) William Reed.  Luella died December 14, 1953 at Thomaston, Maine; she;s buried in the Josiah Moody Cemetery at Nobleboro, Maine, with her first husband, her parents and other relatives.

Luella appears in two photographs, both shown below, a tintype as a 12 year old girl and as an older woman with her two older sisters, Adelia Jane (Eugley) Benner and Adeline Martha (Eugley) Oliver.




People pictured or mentioned in the album - please leave a comment or contact me directly if you have information on any of them
  • Mrs. Nancy Anderson, with Mrs. Maxine O'Neil, both "school patrol ladies"; newspaper clipping with photograph of them getting "benchwarmer" coats
  • Adelia Jane (Eugley) Benner, sister of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed; shown in a Real Photo Postcard with her sisters Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed and Adeline Martha (Eugley) Benner, tucked in the album
  • Real Photo Postcard of Al Benner, son of Adelia (Eugley) Benner and Isaac Benner.  Someone scribbled a picture of a person on the reverse.
  • Hattie (Eugley) Bickmore with her sons Earl H. Bickmore and Luther Francis Bickmore.  Hattie was the daughter of Joseph Allen Eugley and Annie Etta (Nash) Bickmore.  Snapshot tucked in the album.
  • Earl H. Bickmore with his mother Hattie (Eugley) Bickmore and brother Luther Francis Bickmore; snapshot tucked in the album.
  • Luther Francis Bickmore with his mother Hattie (Eugley) Bickmore and brother Earl H. Bickmore; snapshot tucked in the album
  • Miss Myrna Copeland of Wellesley, Massachusetts; newspaper clipping announcing that she was visiting at her home at Thomaston, Maine
  • Newspaper clipping of a double funeral at Thomaston, Maine, for storm victims Joseph Russell Davis, 43, Thomaston, Maine, undertaker, and Edwin W. French, 39, Camden, close friends who lost their lives in a storm while on a smelt fishing trip at St. George.
  • Moses Eugley, father of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed; presumably Moses Eugley, but named on the inside front cover of the album as Josia Eugley.  CDV of a man identified as "Grampa Eugley", presumably Moses Eugley.  His CDV, taken at the Z. B. Osgood studio at Damariscotta, Maine, faces that of his wife "Grammy Eugley", presumably his wife Fannie (Moody).  Whether Moses' name was Josiah Moses Eugley or just Moses Eugley, I don't know.
  • Austin M. Eugley, brother of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed; tintype of him that gives his death year as 1937
  • Joseph Allen Eugley, brother of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed; mentions 1925, the year of Joseph's death; CDV by the Wight studio of Waldoboro, Maine
  • Annie Eugley; her name is written on the page, but the slot for the photograph is empty; possibly Annie Etta (Nash) Eugley, wife of Joseph Allen Eugley.  Annie's CDV, by the Wight studio of Waldoboro, Maine, appears loose in the album
  • Nelson Eugley; his name and those of Luella Reed and Annie Eugley are written on a page which has no photograph in the slot
  • Newspaper clipping of a double funeral at Thomaston, Maine, for storm victims Joseph Russell Davis, 43, Thomaston, Maine, undertaker, and Edwin W. French, 39, Camden, close friends who lost their lives in a storm while on a smelt fishing trip at St. George.
  • Oscar Fogler Gould; with Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed; snapshot tucked in the album
  • Calling card of Charles C. Hussey
  • Calling card of Edward R. Mank.  Perhaps Edward Riley Mank, born at Leeds, Maine, on July 1, 1866, son of Alexander E. Mank and Roxanna L. (Bishop) Mank.  This Edward died December 22, 1890 and is buried in the Fayette Village Cemetery at Fayette, Maine.
  • According to handwriting on the page, the slot on this page once held a photograph of Llewellyn Mank.  Presumably the Llewellyn Mank who was the son of Josiah Mank and Caroline (Davis) Mank.
  • According to handwriting on the page, the slot on this page once held a photograph of Walter Mank.
  • Sanford B. Mank; calling card; son of Alexander E. Mank and Roxanna L. (Bishop) Mank.  Sanford was born about October 1874 at Fayette, Maine, and married Ada L. Oxton.
  • Doris M. Mank of Warren, Maine; newspaper clipping announcing her engagement to Robert C. Mitchell of Union, Maine.  Doris was the daughter of Burleigh Edward Mank and Addie E. (Miller) Mank.  Burleigh was the son of Gilbert F. Mank and Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed.
  • Mrs. Frank O. Marden of South Portland - newspaper clipping announcing that she had come to spend the holiday with Mr. and Mrs. John Hewett of Thomaston, Maine
  • Thomas R. McPhail of Thomaston, Maine; newspaper clipping of the obituary of Thomas R. McPhail of Thomaston, age 55, member of the Executive Council in Gov. Sumner Sewall's first administration and former Thomaston postmaster.  He was the son of Roderick and Olive (Shibles) McPhail and was a civil engineer, postmaster and life insurance agent.  Surviving are two sisters, Miss Mary E. McPhail and Mrs. Martha Carter and a niece Mrs. Willis L. Stiles of Portland.  Burial to be in the family lot in the Thomaston Cemetery.
  • Fannie (Moody) Eugley, mother of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed.  CDV of a woman, presumably Fannie (Moody) Eugley, identified as "Grammy Eugley" by the Z. B. Osgood studio of Damariscotta, Maine.  Her CDV faces that of "Grampa Eugley", presumably Moses Eugley.
  • Mrs. Maxine O'Neil, with Mrs. Nancy Anderson, both "school patrol ladies"; newspaper clipping with photograph of them getting "benchwarmer" coats
  • Adeline Martha (Eugley) Benner, "Addie",sister of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed; shown in a Real Photo Postcard with her sisters Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed and Adelia Jane (Eugley) Benner, tucked in the album.
  • Willie Oliver; CDV by the Z. B. Osgood studio of Damariscotta, Maine; presumably William Joshua Oliver, born August 30, 1887 at Damariscotta, Maine, son of Adeline Martha (Eugley) Oliver and 
  • Mrs. Abbie Parks; newspaper clipping about her funeral service at Thomaston, Maine.  "She was born April 29, 1885 at North Waldoboro, but had resided at Thomaston for 23 years"; wife of Enos Parks and daughter of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed and Gilbert F. Mank
  • Dot Paulsen; small photograph tucked in album; not sure of given name
  • Christmas calling card of Mr. and Mrs. Petersen of the Methodist Parsonage at North Waldoboro, Maine, dated December 1896.
  • Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed.  Luella, then the widow of Gilbert F. Mank, married William Reed in 1904 at Thomaston, Maine; tintype of Luella at age 12
  • Charles M. Richardson; newspaper clipping about his marriage at Rockland, Maine, to Mrs. Emily Edwards, widow of Luther C. Edwards of Westbrook, Maine

3 comments:

  1. Wow, Pam! I don't know any of these people. But I'm looking through your blog and I'm tearing up at all of your incredible hard work! What a beautiful, beautiful labor of love.
    I do a little of this on a scaled-down version. I don't post anything online, but I inherited a few hundred photos. Many of them are not related. I trace genealogy down a person's tree till I find their living descendants. Then I contact them. It's HARD WORK! I can't believe you're doing this on such a grand scale! What a selfless, amazing thing to do.
    If you would ever like some help, I'd be happy to volunteer! Like if there are any heirlooms that you feel particularly passionate about and would like me to research and try and find their living family, I would gladly do that. I'll send you my contact info in another comment, and you can just not approve it.
    Thanks for all you're doing! You rock!

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    1. Thanks much! Some people spend their leisure time reading detective novels, other people dive into genealogy. It's easy to set up a blog - your few hundred photos would keep you going for some time, and each one would be fairly short and sweet so you won't get bogged down. The great thing about a blog is that the posts are searchable, so people can find you even years later. And I'll definitely keep your kind offer in mind - though it would be just as nice to hear that you've started a blog - send me a link!

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  2. Jenn Hoff
    jennsalittlehoff@gmail.com
    303-875-9203

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