Thursday, September 28, 2017

1881-1908 Autograph Album of Mrs. Mary Moore of Corinna, Maine; presumably Quebec native Mary J. (Waldron) Moore, Wife of Charles H. Moore


1881-1908 autograph album that belonged to Mrs. Mary Moore, presumably of Corinna, Maine, and presumably Quebec native Mary Jane (Waldron) Moore, who married Charles H. Moore in 1883 and then lived at Corinna, Maine.

There's no ownership page, but a few pages are inscribed to Mary and to Mrs. Moore, and several inscribers mention a family relationship, all factors that lead to a presumed identity of Mary Jane (Waldron) Moore.


The album measures approximately 7" by 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 44 of Mary's relatives and friends in Maine; Lowell, Massachusetts; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Inverness, Quebec.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

From brief online research, hopefully correct and hopefully with the correct Mrs. Mary Moore - corrections, additions and alternate theories of identity requested:

Assuming that Mary was Mary Jane (Waldron) Moore, her gravestone notes that she was born March 24, 1849 and died August 8, 1925.  I believe Mary was born at or near Compton, Quebec, the daughter of Thomas Waldron and Martha (Morse) Waldron.  One of Mary's siblings was Submit Waldron, "Mittie", who also made the move to Maine and three of whose children with husband Frank Richardson inscribed pages in Mary's album.

Judging from the residence of some inscribers, Mary appears to have spent time at Lowell, Massachusetts, before moving to Maine, perhaps as one of the many Canadians attracted to Lowell to work in the textile mills.  She acquired inscriptions from residents of Saint Albans, Maine, in 1881 and 1882, though the 1881 Census of Clifton, Compton, Quebec, show Mary and sister "Mittie" [Submit], living with their parents; Mary was working at a cotton factory.

On January 24, 1883, Mary J. Waldron married Charles Henry Moore, son of Samuel Moore and Mehitable (Strout ?) Moore.  Samuel was born in 1822 at Albion, Maine.  I haven't found a death record for Charles' first wife Martha (Murdough) Moore, with whom he had sons at Albion, Maine.  Charles later farmed at Saint Albans, Maine, where he, wife Martha and son Albert are listed in the 1880 Census.  One of the inscribers in Mary's album, Will Hamilton, was also living with them.

Charles may have been the C. H. Moore who inscribed a page in Mary's album at Lowell, Massachusetts, on February 14, 1881.  Was Mary then living at Lowell, and Charles also, or was Charles visiting and happened to meet Mary there?  Or perhaps C. H. Moore was someone else entirely.


People who mentioned a relationship or could be assume to have one [see the list of inscribers for more information]:
  • Alphonso N. Moore, presumably related to Mary's husband Charles Henry Moore
  • Evie B. Moore, niece, of Troy, Maine, presumably related to Mary's husband Charles Henry Moore
  • Mrs. Lizzie Moore of Northfield, Maine
  • Minne E. Moore of Northfield, Maine
  • Augusta M. Richardson, niece 
  • Freddie Richardson, nephew 
  • Jesse E. Richardson of Fairfield, Maine; nephew

Inscribers with the surname Mussen and Gordon of Inverness, Quebec may have been relatives of the Waldron family.  Some of the Gordon family moved to Lowell, Massachusetts.  One of them, Belle C. Gordon, inscribed a page in Mary's album.


Charles Henry Moore died in 1916, and Mary in 1925.  They're buried in the Corinna Center Cemetery at Corinna, Maine.  If you have corrections, additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribed listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the Album

?FField [2]LLander
AAyerFinson [4]Libby [3]
BBeardFinsonMMason
Blaisdell [2]FiskeMoore [7]
BriggsGGordon [5]Mussen
Brown [3]HHallRRichardson [4]
CCairnsHamiltonTTaylor [2]
KnowlesWWilliston


Inscribers in the Album
  • Ann; inscribed at Lowell, presumably Lowell, Massachusetts, on May 14, 1881
A
  • Christiana Ayer; inscribed at Lowell, presumably Lowell, Massachusetts, on May 8, 1881
B
  • Alexander B. Beard of West Manchester, New Hampshire; inscribed on September 29, 1889
  • Albert R. Blaisdell of Corinna, Maine; inscribed on March 2, 1883.  His wife Emma F. (Briggs) Blaisdell inscribed the right facing page.  They married at Corinna, Maine, on September 5, 1882
  • Emma Blaisdell; inscribed at Corinna, Maine, on March 4, 1883.  Emma F. (Briggs) Blaisdell, wife of Albert R. Blaisdell, who inscribed the left facing page.  They married at Corinna, Maine, on September 5, 1882
  • Hattie M. Briggs of Corinna, Maine; inscribed on March 4, 1883
  • Mrs. Ida Brown; inscribed at Saint Albans, Maine, on July 20, 1884
  • L. M. Brown of Saint Albans, Maine; inscribed on August 2, 1884
  • Nellie F. Brown of Saint Albans, Maine; inscribed on July 9, 1884
C
  • Lizzie M. Cairns; inscribed at Lowell, presumably Lowell, Massachusetts, on January 16, 1881
F
  • Mrs. E. M. Field of Saint Albans, Maine; inscribed on December 18, 1882
  • Willie E. Field of Saint Albans, Maine; inscribed on December 18, 1882
  • Fred Finson of St. Albans, Maine; inscribed on August 20, 1882
  • Georgie Finson of St. Albans, Maine; inscribed on August 21, 1882
  • Mrs. J. Finson of Saint Albans, Maine; inscribed on August 20, 1882
  • Melia Finson of Saint Albans, Maine; inscribed on August 19, 1882
  • Mary Fiske of either Blue Hill, Maine, or Lowell, presumably Lowell, Massachusetts.  Inscribed on June 19, 1881
G
  • Barbara A. Gordon of Inverness, Quebec; written upside down on the page.
  • Belle C. Gordon; inscribed at Lowell, presumably Massachusetts, on June 11, 1881
  • Marjory Gordon of Inverness, Quebec; inscribed on May 22, 1881 or 1887
  • Mary Gordon; middle initial T or F; inscribed at Inverness, Quebec, in July 1881
  • Mrs. William Gordon
H
  • Mrs. E. K. Hall of Lowell, Massachusetts; inscribed on January 5, 1890
  • Will Hamilton of Hartland, Maine; inscribed on January 24, 1883
K
  • Mabel F. Knowles of Corinna, Maine; inscribed on February 23, 1897
L
  • Alice M. Lander of Corinna, Maine; inscribed on December 2, 1888
  • Estelle D. Libby, inscribed at Corinna, Maine, on August 25, 1889 or 1881
  • F. A. Libby of Corinna, Maine; inscribed on August 25, 1889
  • Marjorie Florence Libby of Corinna, Maine; inscribed on September 10, 1908
M
  • Mittie Mason of Saint Albans, Maine; inscribed on February 16, 1881
  • Alphonso N. Moore; inscribed on March 2, 1903.  His inscription implies that he lived at Corinna, Maine.
  • C. H. Moore; inscribed at Lowell, presumably Lowell, Massachusetts, on February 14, 1881.  Could he Charles Henry Moore, husband of Mary J. (Waldron) Moore, possible owner of the album?
  • Evie B. Moore of Troy, Maine; inscribed on February 14, 1891.  Mary's niece by marriage; daughter of Charles C. Moore and Annie (Howe or Howes) Moore
  • Mrs. Lizzie Moore of Northfield, Maine
  • Mrs. Mary Moore, album owner.  She was possibly Mary J. (Waldron) Moore, a native of Compton, Quebec, and wife of Charles Henry Moore
  • Minnie E. Moore of Northfield, Maine; she was likely the same Minnie E. Moore who inscribed another page
  • Minnie E. Moore; likely the same Minnie E. Moore of Northfield, Maine
  • John H. Mussen; inscribed at Compton, presumably Compton, Quebec, on January 4, 1881
R
  • Augusta M. Richardson; inscribed on December 4, 1899; Mary's niece.  Augusta was the daughter of Frank Richardson and Mittie A. (Waldron) Richardson
  • Freddie W. Richardson of Corinna, Maine; inscribed on January 16, 1898.  Fred Wilbur Richardson, son of Frank Edward Richardson and Mittie A. (Waldron) Richardson
  • Jesse E. Richardson of Fairfield, Maine; inscribed on March 31, 1906.  Son of Frank Richardson and Mittie A. (Waldron) Richardson.
  • Ruth Richardson; inscribed on March 31, 1906.  Mary's niece, the daughter of Frank Richardson and Mittie A. (Waldron) Richardson
T
  • Emmie Taylor; inscribed at Corinna, Maine, on November 2, 1894; middle initial possibly J.
  • Mammie Taylor; inscribed at Corinna, Maine, on November 2, 1894
W
  • Mrs. E. F. Williston of Pittsfield, Maine; inscribed on August 28, 1889

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

1879-1890 Autograph Album of Lillie F. Arey of Bucksport, Maine; Student at East Maine Conference Seminary


Autograph album that was presented to Lillie F. Arey for "Excellence in Spelling" by her teacher Edw. C. Bennett.  Lillie was Lillian Frances Arey or Frances Lillian Arey of Bucksport, Maine.


Since some of the inscriptions were made by students at East Maine Conference Seminary at Bucksport, I believe Lillie was also a student there.

The album measures approximately 7" by 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of nearly 70 of Lillie's relatives, friends, schoolmates and teachers.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

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

Lillian Frances Arey was born in 1868 at Bucksport, Maine, the daughter of Stephen H. Arey and Sophia H. (Pedrick) Arey.  Lillie's sisters Lizzie and Eunice inscribed pages in her album, in 1880 and 1890 respectively, but for some reason Blanche's entry is crossed out.



Eunice D. (Anderson) Arey also inscribed a page; she was the wife of Lillie's brother William W. Arey.


Additionally, numerous cousins and great aunt Mary E. Bates inscribed pages; see the list of inscribers at the end of this post.  Other people who expressed a relationship [there were undoubtedly others, who didn't mention a specific relationship]:
  • Anna B. Arey, cousin
  • Benjamin Arey, cousin
  • George P. Homer, cousin
  • Maria R. Homer, cousin

On December 23, 1893 at Bucksport, Maine, Lillie married Bucksport native Leonard H. Pratt, son of Leonard B. Pratt and Evelyn (Atwood) Pratt.  Interestingly, Leonard inscribed a page in Lillie's album.


Lillie and Leonard farmed at Bucksport, Maine.  Leonard died in 1936 and Lillie in 1943.  They're buried in the Riverview Cemetery at Bucksport, Maine, with relatives from the Pratt and Arey families.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

One page was inscribed at Bucksport Centre, Maine, on April 30, 1884, by six people named Platt and Cummings.


Surnames in the Album

?GGinnPPendleton [2]
AArey [10]GoodellPerkins
AtwoodGrayPlatt [5]
BBatesHHardy [2]SScott
BatesHaskell [2]Sherman
BatesHomer [9]Smith
BennettHubbardSnow [3]
BennettLLaddSwasey
CChipmanLaurenceSwazey
Clark [2]LeightonWWardwell
CollinsLowell [2]
Cummings [2]MLuce
EEatonMcLaughlin
EldridgeMiners
Emerson

Inscribers in the Album
  • Jennie; inscribed on March 3, 1880
  • Anna B. Arey of Bucksport, Maine; inscribed on January 21, 1885; Lillie's cousin
  • Benjamin Arey; Lillie's cousin
  • Blanche E. Arey of Bucksport Center, Maine; inscribed on February 13, 1890; Lillie's sister.  This entry is crossed out.
  • Charles A. Arey of Bucksport Centre, Maine; sketched two birds on a branch
  • Eunice D. Arey of Milbridge, Maine; inscribed at Bucksport Center, Maine, on February 22, 1885.  She was Lillie's sister-in-law, Eunice Dyer (Anderson) Arey, the wife of Lillie's brother William W. Arey
  • Jennie S. Arey of Bucksport Center, Maine; inscribed on April 26, 1885
  • Lillie F. Arey of Bucksport, Maine; album owner Lillian Frances Arey, or Frances Lillian Arey, presented the album for "Excellence in Spelling", from her teacher Edw. C. Bennett on February 28, 1879
  • Lizzie Arey inscribed on February 14, 1880, Leap Year; Lillie's sister.  The initial H. L. B. are written in the lower right corner.  Presumably Mary Elizabeth Arey
  • Olin W. Arey of Bucksport Centre, Maine; inscribed on September 12, 1880
  • Susie A. Arey; inscribed on January 9, 1882
  • Carrie M. Atwood of Bucksport Center, Maine; inscribed on February 6, 1886.  H. Arey is written in the top left corner; L. P. is written in the right top corner.
  • John F. Bates of Marblehead, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 23, 1880
  • Maria L. Bates; inscribed at Bucksport, Maine, on August 23, 1880; Lillie's cousin
  • Mary E. Bates; inscribed on August 23, 1880.  Lillie's great aunt
  • Edward C. Bennett; teacher who gave his student Lillie F. Arey the album on February 28, 1879, because of her "Excellence in Spelling"
  • Helen Bennett; inscribed at Bucksport, Maine, on February 17, 1880 in Leap Year
  • Anna H. Chipman of Bucksport Centre, Maine; inscribed on June 22, 1882
  • Romania Clark; inscribed at Bucksport Center, Maine, on March 16, 1881
  • Wilson F. Clark of Bucksport Centre, Maine; inscribed on June 14, 1885
  • Lulie A. Collins of Bucksport Centre, Maine; inscribed on February 14, 1884
  • Ellen R. Z. Cummings; inscribed at Bucksport Centre, Maine, on April 30, 1884; page shared with E. S. W. Platt; Louisa D. Platt; Quincy S. Cummings; Georgianna E. M. Platt; and Edward M. F. Platt of Portland, Maine
  • Quincy S. Cummings; inscribed at Bucksport Centre, Maine, on April 30, 1884; page shared with E. S. W. Platt; Louisa D. Platt; Ellen R. Z. Cummings; Georgianna E. M. Platt; and Edward M. F. Platt of Portland, Maine
  • Albert H. Eaton of Winterport, Maine; inscribed on March 22, 1883
  • Evelyn G. Eldridge; inscribed at Bucksport Centre, Maine, on July 11, 1885
  • M. W. Emerson; inscribed at Bucksport Centre, Maine, on June 27, 1882
  • Bertie H. Ginn of Orland, Maine
  • E. P. Goodell of 20 Water Street, Bangor, Maine
  • Miss Abbie T. Gray of Bucksport, Maine; inscribed at the No. 17 Grammar School, on March 1880.  Not sure of the number of the Grammar School district
  • Frank Hardy of Winterport, Maine; inscribed on March 19, 1883
  • Lillie Hardy of Winterport, Maine; inscribed on March 19, 1883
  • Daniel F. Haskell of Winterport, Maine; inscribed on July 4, 1883
  • Katie E. Haskell; from or inscribed at Winterport, Maine, on August 26, 1880 [or 1889]
  • Annie G. Homer of Bucksport Centre, Maine; inscribed on June 16, 1882
  • Mrs. Cynthia H. L. Homer of Bucksport, Maine; inscribed on October 8, 1879.  Presumably Cynthia Hill Lake Homer, wife of Zenas Homer
  • Fannie H. Homer of Bucksport Centre, Maine; inscribed on April 9, 1880
  • George P. Homer; inscribed at Bucksport, Maine, on October 8, 1879; Lillie's cousin
  • Guy H. Homer of Bucksport, Maine; inscribed on January 17, 1881
  • Jennie H. Homer of Bucksport, Maine; inscribed on September 20, 1879.  Not sure of surname, very faint
  • Lulie R. Homer of Bucksport Centre, Maine; inscribed on April 1, 1880
  • Maria R. Homer; inscribed at Bucksport, Maine, on September 18, no year written.  Lillie's cousin
  • Maud W. Homer of Bucksport, Maine; inscribed at East Maine Conference Seminary on September 14, 1879
  • Mary Hubbard; inscribed at Bucksport, Maine, on March 9, 1882
  • May E. Ladd; inscribed at Bucksport, Maine, on March 15, 1881
  • Lottie E. Laurence of Bucksport, Maine; inscribed on January 18, 1881
  • Annie M. Leighton of Cumberland Centre, Maine; inscribed on June 4, 1882
  • C. E. Lowell; inscribed at Bucksport, Maine, on March 13, 1879
  • Francis Lowell of Bucksport, Maine; inscribed on March 13, 1879
  • William L. Luce; inscribed at Bucksport, Maine, on January 17, 1881
  • Minnie McLaughlin; inscribed at Bucksport, Maine, on January 18, 1881
  • G. W. Miners, inscribed at South Bucksport, Maine, on March 22, 1879, at East Maine Conference Seminary.  Presumably George W. Miners
  • Ambrose F. Pendleton of Centre Bucksport, Maine; inscribed on March 25, 1882
  • Stella R. Pendleton of Bucksport Centre, Maine; inscribed on April 12, 1881
  • Ruthie Perkins
  • E. S. W. Platt; inscribed at Bucksport Centre, Maine, on April 30, 1884; page shared with Louisa D. Platt; Ellen R. Z. Cummings; Quincy S. Cummings; Georgianna E. M. Platt; and Edward M. F. Platt of Portland, Maine
  • Edward M. F. Platt of Portland, Maine; ; inscribed at Bucksport Centre, Maine, on April 30, 1884; page shared with E. S. W. Platt; Louisa D. Platt; Ellen R. Z. Cummings; Quincy S. Cummings; and Georgianna E. M. Platt
  • Georgianna E. M. Platt; inscribed at Bucksport Centre, Maine, on April 30, 1884; page shared with E. S. W. Platt; Louisa D. Platt; Ellen R. Z. Cummings; Quincy S. Cummings; and Edward M. F. Platt of Portland, Maine
  • Leonard H. Pratt of Bucksport Centre, Maine.  He married album owner Lillie F. Arey on December 23, 1893 at Bucksport, Maine.
  • Louisa D. Platt; inscribed at Bucksport Centre, Maine, on April 30, 1884; page shared with E. S. W. Platt; Ellen R. Z. Cummings; Quincy S. Cummings; Georgianna E. M. Platt; and Edward M. F. Platt of Portland, Maine
  • Anna Scott of Winterport, Maine; inscribed on March 18, 1883
  • D. H. Sherman; inscribed at Bucksport, Maine, on March 1, 1879
  • Mary Smith; inscribed at Bucksport, Maine, on March 9, 1882.  "Age 85 years in June 14 day".  Widow of Amos Smith, who had died in 1872.  Mary would die in 1890
  • Alice C. Snow of Bucksport Center, Maine; inscribed on August 26, 1882
  • Annie M. Snow of Bucksport Centre, Maine; inscribed on August 22, 1882
  • Hattie Snow of Winterport, Maine; inscribed on July 3, 1884
  • A. L. Swasey; inscribed on February 17, 1880
  • Lida P. Swazey of Bucksport, Maine
  • E. Schuyler Wardwell; inscribed on February 7, 1880 at Bucksport, Maine, in Dist. No. 2

Monday, September 25, 2017

1885-1910 Autograph Album of Ida, Presumably Ida Blanche (Barrows) Tolman of Newburgh, Maine


1885-1910 autograph album that belonged to an Ida, presumably Ida Blanche Barrows of Newburgh, Maine.

There's no ownership page, but several autographs are inscribed "To Ida".  Judging from the inscribers, I believe Ida was Ida Blanche Barrows of Newburgh, Maine, though there were several other young women named Ida in the area.  Readers are invited to propose a theory as to Ida's identity.


The album measures approximately 7" by 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 40 of Ida's relatives and friends.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

From brief online research, and assuming Ida was Ida Blanche Barrows - corrections, additions and alternate theories of Ida's identity requested:

According to her Find a Grave memorial, Ida Blanche Barrows was born January 22, 1872 to Pelatiah Boyington and Abbie.  Whether Pelatiah's surname was Barrows or whether Abbie's surname was Barrows, I don't know.  On March 31, 1895 at Newburgh, Maine, Ida married Arthur Luce Tolman, son of George A. Tolman and Alice S. (Tinney) Tolman.

Macellus Tinney, postmaster at Newburgh, Maine, indicated in the inscription he made at Newburgh on March 20, 1898, that he was Ida's uncle.  Not Ida's blood uncle, but the maternal uncle of Ida's husband Arthur Luce Tolman.


Arthur Luce Tolman's brother, William A. Tolman, inscribed a page at South Newburgh, Maine, on November 13, 1887.


Arthur's brother Jessie Benjamin Tolman of South Newburgh, Maine, inscribed a page on February 13, 1892.


Ida and Arthur lived in various towns in Maine and had at least two children, daughters Agnes and Beatrice.  Arthur, who died in 1946, and Ida, who died in 1961 are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery at Milo, Maine.

One page represented the sentiments of the Flinn family of Indianapolis, Indiana, which left an inscription on September 23, 1888.


If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the Album

BBarrowsHHallSSeverance
Bickford [2]HardySimpson
Boyington [3]Hussey [2]Stevenson
CChaseIIdeTThompson
ClarkLLuce [2]Tinney
CondonLufkin [2]Tolman [2]
Croxford [2]NNewcombTwitchell
DDearbornPPackardWWashburn [2]
FFlinn [5]RReedWoodman
GGould


Inscribers in the Album
  • Ida, presumably of Newburgh, Maine; album owner.  Presumably Ida Blanche Barrows
  • Florence C. Bickford of South Newburgh, Maine; inscribed on October 24, 1886
  • Susie M. Bickford of Newburgh, Maine; inscribed on May 27, 1888
  • Bertha A. Boyington of South Newburgh, Maine; inscribed on October 31, 1899 at age 12
  • Ella A. Boyington; inscribed on June 16, 1885
  • Lill M. Boyington of South Newburgh, Maine; inscribed on October 31, 1899 at age 13.  She was Lilla M. Boyington
  • Miss Cora A. Chase of Monroe, Maine.  She shared the page with Mr. Frank Hardy of Winterport, Maine; they were married on June 20, 1888 at either Monroe, Maine, or Winterport, Maine
  • Frances V. Clark of South Newburgh, Maine; inscribed on August 25, 1885
  • Ada L. Condon of East Dixmont, Maine; inscribed on July 11, 1901 "Age 11 the 16th of July, 1901
  • A. R. Croxford of South Newburgh, Maine; inscribed on August 1, 1885
  • Bessie Croxford; inscribed on October 31, 1899 at age 11
  • S. Lillian Dearborn; inscribed at South Newburgh, Maine, on June 17, 1885
  • Carrie E. Flinn of Indianapolis, Indiana.  The entire Flinn family shared one page, inscribed on September 23, 1888
  • Elenora C. Flinn of Indianapolis, Indiana.  The entire Flinn family shared one page, inscribed on September 23, 1888
  • John L. Flinn of Indianapolis, Indiana.  The entire Flinn family shared one page, inscribed on September 23, 1888
  • Louis C. Flinn of Indianapolis, Indiana.  The entire Flinn family shared one page, inscribed on September 23, 1888
  • Walter W. Flinn of Indianapolis, Indiana.  The entire Flinn family shared one page, inscribed on September 23, 1888
  • Emily S. Gould
  • Elsie A. Hall of Rockport, Maine; inscribed on July 12, 1904
  • Mr. Frank Hardy of Winterport, Maine.  He shared the page with Miss Cora A. Chase of Monroe, Maine; they were married on June 20, 1888 at either Monroe, Maine, or Winterport, Maine
  • J. F. Hussey; inscribed at Winterport, Maine, on September 24, 1886
  • Susan C. Hussey; inscribed at Winterport, Maine, on October 23, 1886
  • Hiram J. Ide of Monroe, Maine; inscribed one page on March 11, 1888 and another on August 19, 1888
  • Jennie Luce; inscribed at Newburgh Village, Maine, on August 2, no year written, but perhaps 1885, the date W. E. Luce inscribed a page.
  • W. E. Luce of Newburgh Village, Maine; inscribed on August 3, 1885
  • Miss A. May Lufkin of South Newburgh, Maine; inscribed on October 31, 1899 at age 12
  • Lillie Lufkin of South Newburgh, Maine
  • Mrs. E. C. Newcomb; inscribed at South Newburgh, Maine; on June 17, 1885
  • Lizzie I. Packard of South Newburgh, Maine
  • E. E. Reed of Boston, presumably Massachusetts
  • Agnes Severance of South Newburgh, Maine; inscribed on February 19, 1910
  • Annie Simpson of South Newburgh, Maine; inscribed on July 8, 1885
  • Lydia Stevenson of South Newburgh, Maine; inscribed on October 4, 1885
  • Nellie D. Thompson; inscribed on July 7, 1903
  • Marcellus Tinney; inscribed at Newburgh, Maine, on March 20, 1898 or 1888; called himself Ida's uncle.  He was the maternal uncle of Arthur Luce Tolman, who in 1895 married Ida Blanche Barrows, the possible album owner
  • Jessie B. Tolman of South Newburgh, Maine; inscribed on February 13, 1892.  Jesse Benjamin Tolman was a brother to Ida's husband Arthur Luce Tolman
  • William H. Tolman of South Newburgh, Maine; inscribed on November 13, 1887.  Brother of Ida's husband Arthur Luce Tolman
  • H. H. Twitchell of Belfast, Maine; inscribed on June 17, 1885
  • Mr. Thomas F. Washburn of Bangor, Maine; inscribed on August 12, 1889.  Not sure of middle initial.  Shared the page with his wife.
  • Mrs. Thomas F. Washburn of Bangor, Maine; inscribed on August 12, 1889.  Not sure of middle initial.  Shared the page with her husband
  • Walter I. Woodman of Portland, Maine; inscribed on June 12, 1885.  Presumably Walter Irving Woodman

Friday, September 22, 2017

1880s Autograph Album of Sophia D. Morgan of Upper Gloucester, Maine; at Hebron Academy at Hebron, Maine


1880s autograph album of Sophia D. Morgan, or Sophia H. D. Morgan, of Upper Gloucester, Maine, with many of the inscriptions acquired from fellow students at Hebron Academy at Hebron, Maine.

See other posts that feature catalogs and student publications at Hebron Academy, including those produced during the same time frame and which include many of the inscribers' names.  Click here and scroll down to the items listed for Hebron, Maine.


The album measures approximately 7-3/4" by 5" and includes the sentiments of 99 of Sophia's relatives, friends, schoolmates, teachers and parson.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

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

Sophia H. D. Morgan was born May 2, 1863 at New Gloucester, Maine - assuming the "Copy of an Old Record of a Birth" is correct.  It appears that many New Gloucester, Maine, records are copies only and contain very little information.

Sophia's parents were Henry Morgan and Sophia H. (Dawes) Morgan.  Sadly, mother Sophia H. (Dawes) Morgan lived only a few days past her daughter Sophia's birth, and Henry died in 1874.  The 1870 Census of New Gloucester, Maine, lists Sophia and her father Henry in the household of Henry's parents, Luke and Sarah Morgan.  By 1880, the orphaned Sophia was listed in the household of her maternal grandparents, Thomas J. Dawes and Eliza (Emery) Dawes.

Several other people named Dawes, Morgan and Whitman inscribed pages in Sophia's album:
  • A. J. Dawes of New Gloucester, Maine; inscribed on January 28, 1882.  Presumably Adoniram Judson Dawes, whose wife Emma Elizabeth (Nelson) Dawes inscribed the right facing page.
  • Ella C. Dawes of Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed at Upper Gloucester, Maine, on July 16, 1881.  Luella C. (King) Dawes, wife of James Dawes.  Presumably related by marriage to Sophia's mother Sophia H. (Dawes) Morgan
  • Mrs. E. N. Dawes; inscribed on January 29. 1882.  The name Sophia is written in the lower right corner.  She was Emma Elizabeth (Nelson) Dawes, whose husband Adoniram Judson Dawes inscribed the left facing page. 
  • J. S. Dawes of Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed at Upper Gloucester, Maine, on July 16, 1881
  • Mrs. E. F. Morgan of 208 Princeton Street, East Boston, Massachusetts.  Presumably  Catherine, wife of Elliott F. Morgan, as the 1880 Census shows them living on Princeton Street.
  • Mary G. Morgan; inscribed at Upper Gloucester, Maine, on December 2, 1881.  Presumably Mary Georgia Morgan, daughter of Elisha M. Morgan and Rosilla (Tucker) Morgan
  • W. P. Morgan of Walnut Hill, North Yarmouth, Maine; "Old Batchelor".  Perhaps William P. Morgan, son of Pitman Morgan and Abigail (Dyer) Morgan

Perhaps a reader will leave a comment clarifying the relationships.

Mrs. Ava A. Thurlow of Poland Corner, Maine; inscribed a page on April 13, 1882 and indicated she was Sophia's cousin.


On February 21, 1884, Sophia H. D. Morgan married Lester Leavitt Whitman of Turner, Maine; Lester had also attended Hebron Academy, during which time he inscribed a page in Sophia's album.


The marriage was performed by Rev. Joel R. Herrick, who had earlier inscribed a page in Sophia's album at the Parsonage on July 11, 1881.  He noted in his inscription that she had been baptized on July 11, 1881.


Two other people named Whitman inscribed pages in the album:
  • Lizzie M. Whitman of Turner, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on September 27, 1881.  The word "room-mates" straddles this and the facing page of Lizzie's roommate Rillia M. Baird of Turner Centre, Maine.  Lizzie was the sister of Sophia's husband Lester Leavitt Whitman.
  • Nellie L. Whitman of Hebron, Maine; inscribed on April 5, 1881
Sophia and Lester lived with Sophia's grandparents at New Gloucester.   Lester operated his sled business, which he had started at Turner, Maine, nearby.  At some point before 1910, Sophia and Lester moved to Pasadena, California.  I believe Sophia died in 1917 and Lester in 1929.  

If you have corrections, clarifications or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the Album

AAldenGGerrishNNason [2]
AlleyGibbsNevens [2]
AtwoodGloverPPackard [3]
BBailey [2]GowellPenley
BairdHHallPhenix
Beadle [2]HammondPhillips [2]
Berry [2]HarrisPrince
Bradbury [2]Herrick [2]RRecord [2]
BridghamHicksReynolds
BruceHolmesRichardson [4]
BumpusHooper [2]Ripley
CCliffordIIrish [2]SSawyer
Connitt [2]JJacksonStearns [2]
CromwellKKidderSturtevant
DDaniels [2]LLatheTThayer [2]
Dawes [4]MMarshall [4]Thurlow
DayMartinTirrell
DingleyMayoTownsend
DrewMerrillWWaldron
EElderMitchellWashburn
EllisMorgan [4]Welch
EverettMorseWhitman [3]
Morton [2]Wing

Inscribers in the Album - with additions from Hebron Academy publications
  • Stephen D. Alden of North Livermore, Maine; inscribed on Hebron Academy on October 20, 1882
  • A. W. Alley of Hartford, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on October 20, 1882; sketched a scroll.  Arthur W. Alley
  • George M. Atwood of Buckfield, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on April 4, 1881
  • Mabel L. Bailey of Upper Gloucester, Maine; inscribed at Hebron, Maine, on April 3, 1881
  • Walter S. Bailey of Turner Centre, Maine; inscribed at Hebron, Maine, in 1882
  • Rillia M. Baird of Turner Centre, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on September 21, 1881.  The word "room-mates" straddles this and the facing page of Rillia's roommate Lizzie M. Whitman of Turner, Maine
  • C. L. Beadle of Auburn, Maine; inscribed on July 12, 1882
  • Myra H. Beadle of Auburn, Maine; inscribed on August 12, 1882
  • Ella M. Berry; inscribed on a page shared with her roommate Addie M. Marshall.  Ella lived at East Hebron, Maine.
  • Villa L. Berry of West Sumner, Maine; inscribed at Hebron, Maine, in 1881
  • M. M. Bradbury; on a page inscribed also by Osgood Bradbury
  • Osgood Bradbury; inscribed at New Gloucester, Maine, on June 31, 1882; also includes name of M. M. Bradbury
  • Bell Bridgham of Buckfield, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on October 6, 1882
  • W. E. Bruce of Middletown, Delaware; inscribed at Hebron Academy in 1881.  Presumably Wallace E. Bruce of Buckfield, Maine
  • H. A. Bumpus of Hebron, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on April 20, 1881.  Horatio A. Bumpus
  • Hattie E. Clifford of South Paris, Maine; inscribed on November 7, 1882
  • L. H. Connitt of Portland, Maine; inscribed on June 10, 1881
  • Lucy T. Connitt of Portland, Maine; inscribed on June 10, 1881
  • Isabelle Cromwell of Hebron, Maine; inscribed on October 3, 1887.  She was Preceptress and instructor in French and Natural Sciences
  • E. A. Daniels; "your friend and teacher"; inscribed at Hebron, Maine, on April 13, 1881.  Edwin A. Daniels, whose wife Viola inscribed the right facing page.
  • Viola H. Daniels; inscribed at Hebron, Maine, on April 13, 1881.  Her husband Edwin A. Daniels inscribed the left facing page.
  • A. J. Dawes of New Gloucester, Maine; inscribed on January 28, 1882.  Presumably Adoniram Judson Dawes, whose wife Emma Elizabeth (Nelson) Dawes inscribed the right facing page.
  • Ella C. Dawes of Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed at Upper Gloucester, Maine, on July 16, 1881.  Luella C. (King) Dawes, wife of James Dawes.  Presumably related by marriage to Sophia's mother Sophia H. (Dawes) Morgan
  • Mrs. E. N. Dawes; inscribed on January 29. 1882.  The name Sophia is written in the lower right corner.  She was Emma Elizabeth (Nelson) Dawes, whose husband Adoniram Judson Dawes inscribed the left facing page.
  • J. S. Dawes of Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed at Upper Gloucester, Maine, on July 16, 1881
  • Elsie A. Day of Buckfield, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on October 25, 1882
  • Parke G. Dingley of Auburn, Maine; inscribed on October 30, 1882
  • P. F. Drew of Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed on June 17, 1881
  • Nelson G. Elder of South Paris, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on October 23, 1882
  • H. Louise Ellis of Canton, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy during the Spring term of 1881
  • A. Bertha Everett of Hebron, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy in 1881; "Always remember Everett Block..."
  • Bennie Gerrish of Buckfield, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on April 27, 1881.  Benjamin E. Gerrish
  • E. B. Gibbs of North Livermore, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy during the Spring Term of 1881.  Emory B. Gibbs
  • Nellie Glover of Hebron, Maine.  Nellie M. Glover
  • Florence E. Gowell of Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed on June 21, 1881
  • Persis A. Hall of North Buckfield, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy; Class of 83
  • Lizzie P. Hammond of Paris Hill, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on April 26, 1882
  • S. B. Harris of Poland, Maine
  • J. R. Herrick, "Your pastor"; inscribed at the Parsonage, July 11, 1881.  "Baptized June 26, 1881.  Happy day".  Rev. Joel R. Herrick, husband of inscriber Mary Jane (Chase) Herrick
  • Mrs. M. J. Herrick of New Gloucester, Maine; inscribed on July 10, 1881.  Mary Jane (Chase) Herrick, wife of inscriber Rev. Joel R. Herrick
  • Elizabeth Hicks; inscribed at Upper Gloucester, Maine, on January 30, 1882
  • Mary L. Holmes of Upper Gloucester, Maine; inscribed on January 16, 1882
  • E. B. Hooper
  • Hattie A. Hooper of Paris Hill, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy, Class of 1883
  • Flora C. Irish of Hartford, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on October 25, 1882
  • Sadie A. Irish of New Gloucester, Maine; inscribed at Hebron, Maine, on October 6, 1881
  • Millie F. Jackson of Lewiston, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on "1882-11-8"
  • Mabel C. Kidder of Canton, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on October 3, 1882
  • Agnes M. Lathe of Hebron Academy, Hebron, Maine; inscribed on September 30, 1882.  She was Preceptress at Hebron Academy
  • Addie M. Marshall; inscribed on a page shared with her roommate Ella M. Berry. Addie lived at East Hebron, Maine.
  • Bertie F. Marshall of New Gloucester, Maine.  Bertrand F. Marshall of New Gloucester, Maine.
  • L. A. Marshall of New Gloucester, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on October 24, 1881.  Louis A. Marshall of New Gloucester, Maine.
  • Lizzie E. Marshall of West Paris, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on April 8, 1881
  • F. S. Martin of New Gloucester, Maine; inscribed on December 4, 1881
  • W. W. Mayo of Hebron Academy, Maine; inscribed on November 9, 1881.  William W. Mayo was Principal of Hebron Academy
  • Alice C. Merrill of Hebron, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy during the Spring term of 1881.  The word "room-mates" straddles this and the facing page, inscribed by Alice's roommate Sadie Richardson of Paris Hill, Maine
  • Mrs. Ann S. Mitchell of Poland, Maine; inscribed on April 15, 1882
  • Mrs. E. F. Morgan of 208 Princeton Street, East Boston, Massachusetts.  Presumably  Catherine, wife of Elliott F. Morgan, as the 1880 Census shows them living on Princeton Street.
  • Mary G. Morgan; inscribed at Upper Gloucester, Maine, on December 2, 1881.  Presumably Mary Georgia Morgan, daughter of Elisha M. Morgan and Rosilla (Tucker) Morgan
  • Sophia D. Morgan.  She was Sophia H. D. Morgan of Upper Gloucester, Maine, a student at Hebron Academy, and future wife of schoolmate Lester Leavitt Whitman
  • W. P. Morgan of Walnut Hill, North Yarmouth, Maine; "Old Batchelor".  Perhaps William P. Morgan, son of Pitman Morgan and Abigail (Dyer) Morgan
  • Gertrude B. Morse of Turner, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy during the Spring Term of 1881
  • Julia Morton of Paris Hill, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on April 12, 1881
  • W. E. Morton of Paris, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy in 1881.  Walter E. Morton
  • Abbie B. Nason of East Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 9, 1881
  • John Nason of East Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 9, 1881
  • Hattie H. Nevens of Upper Gloucester, Maine; inscribed on August 1, 1881
  • Lila Nevens of New Gloucester, Maine3; inscribed on August 2, 1881
  • Bertha L. Packard of Hebron, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on May 3, 1881
  • Ida E. Packard; inscribed at Hebron Academy on November 9, 1881.  Ida lived at Hebron, Maine
  • Minnie F. Packard of West Auburn, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy; Class of 1883
  • Lu Penley of South Paris, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy during the Spring Term of 1881
  • George P. Phenix of Deering, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on April 28, 1882
  • Bertie M. Phillips of East Raymond, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy, Class of 1883
  • O. R. Phillips of Carthage, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on May 5, 1881.  Orland R. Phillips
  • H. C. Prince of Buckfield, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on November 9, 1881.  Henry C. Prince
  • J. A. Record of Livermore Falls, Maine; inscribed during the Fall Term at Hebron Academy.  Presumably Judson A. Record
  • Nellie Record of Hebron, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy during the Spring term of 1882
  • Florrie Reynolds of Canton, Maine; inscribed at Hebron, Maine, during the Spring Term of 1881
  • B. M. Richardson of Hebron, Maine; inscribed during the Spring term of 1881  If B stands for Bertie, he could be Albert M. Richardson, son of inscribers Rev. Stephen D. Richardson and Lizzie Jane (Marshall) Richardson
  • L. J. Richardson; inscribed at Hebron, Maine, on April 29, 1881.  Lizzie Jane (Marshall) Richardson, wife of inscriber Rev. Stephen D. Richardson
  • S. D. Richardson; inscribed at Hebron, Maine, on April 30, 1881.  Presumably Rev. S. D. Richardson, president of the board of trustees of Hebron Academy.  Rev. Stephen D. Richardson, husband of inscriber Lizzie Jane (Marshall) Richardson
  • Sadie Richardson of Paris Hill, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy during the Spring term of 1881.  The word "room-mates" straddles this and the facing page, inscribed by Sadie's roommate Alice C. Merrill of Hebron, Maine
  • Lelia Fay Ripley of Buckfield, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on October 16, 1882
  • Carleton Sawyer of Cumberland Centre, Maine
  • Frank P. Stearns of Paris Hill, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on April 16, 1881
  • Henry K. Stearns of Paris Hill, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy in 1881; Everetts Block
  • J. B. Sturtevant of Scarborough, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy during the Spring of 1881, Everett Block.  Joseph B. Sturtevant
  • Cora E. Thayer of New Gloucester, Maine; inscribed at Hebron, Maine, on April 3, 1881
  • Helen A. Thayer of New Gloucester, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on March 3, 1882
  • Mrs. Ava A. Thurlow of Poland Corner, Maine; inscribed on April 13, 1882.  Sophia's cousin
  • H. T. Tirrell of Canton, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy during the Fall Term of 1882.  Henry T. Tirrell
  • Alice S. Townsend of Upper Gloucester, Maine; inscribed on February 5, 1882
  • Mary P. Waldron of Buckfield, Maine; inscribed at Hebron, Maine, on April 4, 1881
  • Lizzie M. Washburn of Minot, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy in the Spring Term of 1881
  • Mary E. Welch of Poland, Maine; inscribed on April 14, 1882
  • L. L. Whitman of Turner, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on October 12, 1881.  Sophia's future husband Lester Leavitt Whitman of North Turner Bridge, Turner, Maine.  He wrote part of his inscription in Greek
  • Lizzie M. Whitman of Turner, Maine; inscribed at Hebron Academy on September 27, 1881.  The word "room-mates" straddles this and the facing page of Lizzie's roommate Rillia M. Baird of Turner Centre, Maine
  • Nellie L. Whitman of Hebron, Maine; inscribed on April 5, 1881.  Instructor in Mathematics at Hebron Academy
  • P. B. Wing of North Livermore, Maine; inscribed on October 6, 1881.  P. Benson Wing

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