Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1905-1908 Autograph Album of Ila Mildred Estes of Holden, Maine


Autograph album given as a Christmas present in 1905 to Ila Mildred Estes of Holden, Maine, by her maternal aunt Lillie Belle (Goss) Gilmore.


Ila inscribed a dedication page for the benefit of those who would inscribe pages in her album.


Aunt Lillie Belle (Goss) Gilmore inscribed an individual page.  Her husband, Willie Sweet Gilmore, and their daughter Ethel also inscribed pages.


The album measures approximately 7" by 4-1/2" and contains the sentiments of 30 of Ila'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, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Ila Mildred Estes was born February 12, 1890, the daughter of Charles Owen Estes and Cora May (Goss) Estes.   The 1920 Census pinpoints the location of the Estes farm as on Mann Hill Road in Holden, Maine.

Ila had at least two siblings, Gladys Olive Estes, or Olive Gladys Estes, and Harry Roscoe Estes, both of whom inscribed pages in the album.  Harry's future wife, Lillian Hatch, also inscribed a page, facing Harry's, in the album, on her "seventeen birthday", November 28, 1906.




On August 28, 1926, Ila became the second wife of Guy Howard Penley, son of Howard S. Penley and Eva S. (Stevens) Penley.  Guy died in 1956 and Ila in 1979.  They're buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Brewer, Maine.

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

?GGilmore [3]KKenney
BBicknellGoss [3]MMacomber [2]
BrownHHatch [3]Monahan
CCurtisHollandPParker
DDunbarHurlburtPettie
EEstes [3]JJenkinsRRunnels
FFarringtonJones [3]

Inscribers in the Album
  • L. B. K., "The School Marm"; inscribed on November 24, 1907
B
  • R. Bicknell, or A. Bicknell; inscribed at Holden, Maine, on November 21, 1907.  Mentions Bangor and may have lived there.
  • Bessie E. Brown of Holden, Maine; inscribed on January 11, no year written
C
  • C. A. Curtis of Bangor, Maine; inscribed on November 19, 1907
D
  • Harlie V. Dunbar of Holden, Maine
E
  • Harry R. Estes of Holden, Maine; inscribed on July 30, 1906.  Ila's brother Harry Roscoe Estes
  • Ila Mildred Estes of Holden, Maine, album owner; presented the album as a Christmas present in 1905 by her maternal aunt Lillie Belle (Goss) Gilmore.  Ila inscribed a dedication page.
  • O. Gladys Estes of Holden, Maine; inscribed on December 24, 1906.  Ila's sister Gladys Olive Estes
F
  • Bernice C. Farrington, "Cinderella", inscribed on January 18, 1908 at B. H.S.
G
  • Ethel M. Gilmore of Holden, Maine; inscribed on July 30, 1906.  Ila's cousin, Ethel May GIlmore was the daughter of Willie Sweet Gilmore and Lillie Belle (Goss) Gilmore, who was a sister to Ila's mother Cora May (Goss) Estes.
  • Lillie B. Gilmore; presumably the "Aunt Lill" who presented the album to Ila as a Christmas present in 1905; inscribed an individual page.  Lilllie Belle (Goss) Gilmore, sister to Ila's mother Cora May (Goss) Estes
  • W. S. Gilmore of Holden, Maine; inscribed on Christmas Day 1905.  Willie Sweet Gilmore, husband of Lillie Belle (Goss) Gilmore, who was a sister of Ila's mother Cora May (Goss) Estes
  • Marian Goss of Brewer, Maine.  Presumably Marian Frances Goss, daughter of Elmer Henry Goss, who was a brother to Ila's mother Cora May (Goss) Estes
  • Mrs. Ralph Goss of Bangor, Maine, inscribed on July 15, 1906; Ila's aunt.  Presumably Grace Frances (Harris) Goss, wife of Ralph Goss, who was a brother to Ila's mother Cora May (Goss) Estes
  • Ralph G. of Bangor, Maine; inscribed on July 15, 1906; Ila's uncle.  Ralph Goss, brother of Ila's mother Cora May (Goss) Estes
H
  • Harold W. Hatch of Goodales Corner, Orrington, Maine
  • Heman E. Hatch of South Brewer, Maine
  • Lillian Hatch of South Brewer, Maine; inscribed "on my seventeen birthday Nov. 28, 1906".  Presumably the Lillian Hatch who would become the wife of Ila's brother Harry Roscoe Estes.
  • Sara M. L. Holland of Holden, Maine; inscribed on July 19, 1907
  • Forrester Hurlburt of Stockton Springs, Maine
J
  • Harold Nelson Jenkins of Bangor, Maine; inscribed on October 1, 1907
  • Blanche H. Jones of Bangor, Maine; she also inscribed a page at the beginning of the album without giving her name but mentioning she was inscribed the last page.
  • Lillian I. Jones of Bangor, Maine; inscribed on August 27, 1906
  • Ralph Jones of Bangor, Maine; inscribed on July 13, 1906
K
  • Calvin A. Kenney of Brewer, Maine; inscribed on November 20, 1906
M
  • Harry Macomber Norwood of Bangor, Maine; inscribed October 1, 1907
  • Roscoe M. Macomber of R.F.D. #2, Foxcroft, Maine; inscribed on September 6, 1908.
  • Joseph Adrian Monahan of Quincy, Massachusetts; inscribed during the period from July 26 to August 9, 1908
P
  • Grace M. Parker of Holden, Maine; inscribed on May 12, 1908
  • G. S. Pettie of Saint John, New Brunswick
R
  • Fred Cushman Runnels of Quincy, Massachusetts; inscribed during the period from July 26 to August 8, 1908

Monday, September 18, 2017

1880s Autograph Album of Lizzie A. Wakefield of Etna, Maine


Autograph album that Lizzie A. Wakefield of Etna, Maine, began keeping on August 16, 1881.

As noted in her obituary on Find a Grave, Lizzie was a Spiritualist.  Camp Etna, a Spiritualist community on Etna Pond, has been in existence since 1876.


The album measures approximately 7-3/4" by 5" and contains the sentiments of nearly 70 of Lizzie'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:

Lizzie A. Wakefield was born January 17, 1871 at Etna, Maine, the daughter of James E. Wakefield and Cordelia R. (Smith) Wakefield, who inscribed facing pages in the album.



Other relatives, including siblings and cousins, inscribed pages; refer to the list of inscribers below.

On November 27, 1890 at Etna, Maine, or Carmel, Maine, Lizzie A. Wakefield married Fred Hall, son of Asher E. Hall and Nancy C. (Allen) Hall.  They had a son, Frederick Asher Hall, born in 1900 at Bangor, Maine.

Lizzie's husband Fred inscribed the last page in Lizzie's album.  He didn't date his inscription so we don't know whether this was from before or after their marriage.


Fred died in 1904 and is buried in the Village Cemetery at Sangerville, Maine, with parents and other family members.

In 1907 at West Troy, Maine, Lizzie married farmer Percy Weed, son of Addison Weed and Addie (Sylvester) Weed.  Lizzie died at Unity, Maine, in 1943, and Percy at Auburn, Maine, in 1969.

Lizzie is buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Freedom, Maine.    If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the Album
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? [2]FFriendPPierce
BBallGGoodhuePreble
BarkerGordonRRobinson
BeanHHall [2]SSanborn [5]
BlagdenHarveyShaw
BrowningHenrySimpson [2]
Buswell [3]HerseySmith [3]
CCarter [4]LLovelandWWakefield [7]
ColeLowell [2]Webber [2]
DDavisMMartin [2]Whitley
Drew [6]McLaughlin [2]
DunhamMerrill [4]
DyerMorse

Inscribers in the Album
  • Rosie M.; inscribed at Bangor, Maine, on July 3, 1884
  • Lula; inscription in French and includes initials L.L.P.P.H.H. or S.S.P.P.H.H.
  • Eva J. Ball; inscribed on February 5, 1882
  • Abbie M. Barker; inscribed on March 20, 1886
  • Granvill Bean; presumably the Granvill Bean who lived at various times at Newburgh, Maine; and Carmel, Maine.
  • Judson Blagden of Blue Hill Maine; inscribed on November 22, 1886.  Lizzie's schoolmate
  • M. A. Browning; inscribed at West Levant, Maine, on January 19, 1887
  • Emma Buswell; shared the page with her brother Wilbur Buswell, who gave his residence as Etna, Maine
  • Lizzie F. Buswell; inscribed at Etna, Maine, on October 15, 1881
  • Wilbur Buswell of Etna, Maine; shared the page with sister Emma Buswell
  • Celia H. Carter; inscribed at Etna Centre, Maine, on January 14, 1883
  • Laura Etta Carter; inscribed at Etna Center, Maine, on July 24, 1881
  • Sadie M. Carter; inscribed at Etna Centre, Maine, on December 31, 1881
  • Susie M. Carter; inscribed at Levant, Maine, on January 8, 1887
  • Emma A. Cole of Etna Centre, Maine; inscribed on February 10, 1884
  • Atwell S. Davis of Dexter, Maine; inscribed on May 8, 1887
  • Frank Drew, possibly Frank H. Drew, "The Country Bum", of Etna, Maine; inscribed on March 31, 1886
  • Fred E. Drew of Etna, Maine; inscribed on June 13, 1885.  Fred's sister Mattie inscribed the left facing page.
  • Henry Drew; shared the page with his wife Mary L. Drew, who gave her residence as Etna, Maine
  • Herbert S. Drew of Etna, Maine; inscribed on June 13, 1885
  • Mary L. Drew of Etna, Maine; shared the page with husband Henry Drew
  • Mattie M. Drew of Etna, Maine; inscribed on June 13, 1885.  Mattie's brother Fred inscribed the right facing page.
  • Bel Dunham of Etna, Maine; inscribed on April 2, 1884
  • Ernest W. Dyer of Etna, Maine; inscribed on January 26, 1886; he worked his name into a design of scroll and lake scene with a swan, plus a butterfly in the corner
  • Elena R. Friend of Etna Centre, Maine; inscribed on January 14, 1882
  • Hattie M. Goodhue of Brookfield, New Hampshire; inscribed at Etna, Maine, on May 22, 1888
  • Lillie Gordon of Etna, Maine
  • Fred Hall
  • W. H. Hall of Etna, Maine; inscribed on February 10, 1884
  • Lelia M. Harvey of Carmel, Maine; inscribed on May 26, 1884.  Lizzie's teacher
  • Willie R. Henry of Bangor, Maine; inscribed on July 31, 1885
  • S. D. Hersey of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on April 8, 1882; possibly Stephen D. Hersey
  • Mrs. Annie G. Loveland
  • Johnnie E. Lowell; inscribed on February 15, 1885
  • Lizzie Lowell of Stetson, Maine; inscribed at Etna center, Maine, on June 1, 1885
  • Alonzo E. Martin; inscribed on September 8, 1884
  • E. M. Martin of Belfast, Maine; inscribed on August 18, 1881
  • E. C. McLaughlin of Carmel, Maine; inscribed on December 3, 1886
  • Fred J. McLaughlin of Etna, Maine
  • F. Belle Merrill of Newport, Maine; inscribed on July 9, 1888; presumably Flora Belle Merrill
  • Laura Merrill of Etna, Maine; inscribed on February 7, 1884
  • Dr. S. D. Merrill of Newport, Maine; inscribed on April 8, 1888.  Presumably Dr. Stephen D. Merrill
  • W. H. Merrill of Etna Center, Maine; inscribed on January 30, 1884
  • Nellie Morse of Pittsfield, Maine; inscribed at Etna Centre, Maine, on July 13, 1881
  • Camelia V. Pierce of Plymouth, Maine
  • Mazella R. Preble; inscribed at West Levant, Maine, on January 22, 1887
  • Frank Robinson of Carmel, Maine; Lizzie's teacher
  • Alice L. Sanborn of Etna, Maine; inscribed on June 7, 1882
  • J. Warren Sanborn of Etna, Maine; inscribed on March 18, 1885
  • Jennie E. Sanborn; inscribed at Etna, Maine, on April 5, 1882
  • Lura M. Sanborn of Etna, Maine; inscribed on July 26, 1884
  • Nettie Sanborn; inscribed at Etna, Maine, on April 6, 1882
  • Emma F. Shaw of Etna, Maine; inscribed at Etna on June 15, 1883.  Not positive of given name
  • Lavinia W. Simpson
  • Lillie Simpson
  • A. B. Smith
  • Ashley A. Smith of Auburn, Maine; inscribed on February 22, 1887
  • Laura A. Smith; inscribed at Dixmont, Maine, on September 19, 1885.  Lizzie's mother was a sister to Laura's father, Newell W. Smith
  • Mrs. C. R. Wakefield of Etna Centre, Maine; inscribed on July 17, 1881.  Lizzie's mother Cordelia R. (Smith) Wakefield, wife of James E. Wakefield, who inscribed the left facing page.
  • Elisha J. Wakefield; inscribed at Etna, Maine, on February 16, 1884.  Lizzie's brother
  • J. E. Wakefield of Etna Center, Maine; inscribed on July 17, 1881.  Lizzie's father James E. Wakefield
  • L. Rose Wakefield; inscribed on July 17, 1881 [or 1887]
  • Lizzie A. Wakefield of Etna Centre, Maine; album owner.  She noted the date she started the album: August 16, 1881
  • Louie, "Your Sister".   Perhaps Allura R. Wakefield
  • Seth Wakefield of Etna, Maine; inscribed on March 19, 1883.  Lizzie's brother
  • Lillie Webber of Etna, Maine; inscribed at Etna on May 17, 1886
  • Nellie A. Webber of Carmel, Maine; inscribed on May 17, 1886
  • Ida May Whitley of South Etna, Maine; inscribed on February 20, 1886; Lizzie's schoolmate.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

1896-1907 Autograph Album of Jennie E. Levensailor of Atkinson, Maine


Autograph album that was presented to Jennie E. Levensailor of Atkinson, Maine, by her teacher E. Leora Barney on July 3, 1896; inscription on the inside front cover, below.


E. Leora Barney inscribed another page as well, November 11, 1896.


The album measures approximately 8-1/4" by 4-3/4" and contains the sentiments of 26 of Jennie's relatives, friends, schoolmates and two 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.

Another teacher to inscribe a page in the album, on December 28, 1899, was Clare M. Rideout of Charleston, Maine.


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

Jennie Eva Levensailor was born September 19, 1891 at Atkinson, Maine, the daughter of Stephen Wentworth Levensailor and Flora A. (Chase) Levensailor.   Jennie's father inscribed a page in her album.


Jennie was, I think, the second youngest of eleven children.   Several of her siblings and other relatives inscribed pages in the album.  Those who expressed a relationship or whose relationship was easy to tease out were:
  • Mary A. (Levensailor) Chase, wife of Frank W. Chase; inscribed at South Atkinson, Maine, on July 29, 1899.  Jennie's sister
  • A. Levensailor; Jennie's brother, possibly Alfred Llewellyn Levensailor
  • Ernest Levensailor of Sebec Station, Maine; inscribed on August 17, 1907; presumably Jennie's brother Ernest Stanley Levensailor
  • Mabel Levensailor of South Atkinson, Maine; inscribed on July 29, 1899.   Jennie's sister
  • Stephen W. Levensailor of South Atkinson, Maine; inscribed on November 15, 1896.  Since his handwriting appears to be that of a young person, I presuming he was Jennie's brother
  • Gertrude Chase, presumably Jennie's niece, the daughter of Jennie's sister Ella Frances (Levensailor) Chase and Aaron Chase.  Unless Gertrude and "Gertie" were two different people, Gertrude inscribed two pages, one at Maple, Maine, in 1899 and another at Dover, Maine, in 1903
  • Cyntha or Cynthia B. Levensailor;  inscribed on May 7, no year written.  Jennie's cousin.  Daughter of Josephine (Soule) Levensailor and John Levensailor, who was a brother to Jennie's father.
  • Harry Levensailor; inscribed in 1904.  Jennie's cousin.  Son of Josephine (Soule) Levensailor and John Levensailor, who was a brother to Jennie's father.

Jennie Eva Levensailor married twice:
  1. William Havelock McDougall; married at Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, on June 20, 1912
  2. Walter Jones; married on October 17, 1956
Jennie died in 1976.  I'm assuming she's buried in the Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, area.  If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the Album

? [2]HHaywood [2]
BBarney [3-2 different]Hodgkins
BarneyLLevensailor [8]
CChandlerMMerrill [2]
Chase [2]Morgan [2]
Cunningham [2]PPratt [2]
RRideout


Inscribers in the Album
  • Very faint; possibly erased
  • J. C. H.; inscribed on November 15, 1907.  Possibly John C. Haywood, whose wife Maria Annie (Page) Haywood inscribed a following page.
  • E. Leora Barney, teacher.  It was she, presumably, who presented the album to Jennie on July 3, 1896.  She inscribed another page on November 11, 1896.
  • Ralph H. Barney of South Atkinson, Maine; inscribed on November 11, 1896
  • Carrie M. Chandler of East Corinth, Maine
  • Mrs. F. W. Chase, "your sister", inscribed at South Atkinson, Maine, on July 29, 1899.  She was Jennie's sister, Mary A. (Levensailor) Chase, wife of Frank W. Chase
  • Gertrude Chase of Maple, Maine; inscribed on 99-2-4; Jennie's niece, the daughter of her sister Ella (Levensailor) Chase and husband Aaron Chase.  Presumably the Gertie Chase of Dover, Maine, who inscribed another page on March 3, 1903
  • Maurice Chase; inscribed on Thursday the 17th, 1899; no month written
  • Ada L. Cunningham; inscribed at South Atkinson, Maine, on November 11, 1896.  Jennie's schoolmate
  • Ruel I. Cunningham; inscribed at South Atkinson, Maine, on November 11, 1896; Jennie's schoolmate
  • J. C. H.; inscribed on November 15, 1907.  Possibly John C. Haywood, whose wife Maria Annie (Page) Haywood inscribed a following page.
  • Maria Haywood; middle initial possibly A.  Possibly Maria Annie (Page) Haywood, whose husband, John C. Haywood, might have been the J. C. H. who inscribed a preceding page.
  • Eliza A. Hodgkins of South Atkinson, Maine; inscribed on August 28, 1903
  • A. Levensailor; Jennie's brother, presumably Alfred Llewellyn Levensailor
  • Cyntha B. Levensailor, or Cynthia B. Levensailor; inscribed on May 7, no year written; Jennie's cousin.  Daughter of Josephine (Soule) Levensailor and John Levensailor, who was a brother to Jennie's father Stephen Wentworth Levensailor.  Cynthia shared the page with her brother Harry Levensailor.
  • Mr. Ernest Levensailor of Sebec Station, Maine; inscribed on August 17, 1907; presumably Jennie's youngest brother
  • Harry Levensailor; inscribed in 1904; Jennie's cousin.   Son of Josephine (Soule) Levensailor and John Levensailor, who was a brother to Jennie's father Stephen Wentworth Levensailor.  Harry shared the page with his sister Cynthia B. Levensailor
  • Jennie Eva Levensailor of Atkinson, Maine, album owner.  She was presented the album by her teacher E. Leora Barney on July 3, 1896
  • Miss Mabel Levensailor of South Atkinson, Maine; inscribed on July 29, 1899.  Jennie's sister
  • Stephen Levensailor; Jennie's father.  Stephen Wentworth Levensailor
  • Stephen W. Levensailor of South Atkinson, Maine; inscribed on November 15, 1896.  Presumably Jennie's brother, since the handwriting is more juvenile than that of her father
  • Mr. Clifford Merrill of Sebec Station, Maine; inscribed on August 17, 1907
  • Stanley W. Merrill of South Atkinson, Maine
  • Ruby H. Morgan of South Atkinson, Maine; inscribed on November 11, 1896
  • Walter S. Morgan of South Atkinson, Maine; inscribed on November 11, 1896
  • Anna F. Pratt of South Atkinson, Maine; inscribed on December 26, 1899
  • Edna Pratt of South Atkinson, Maine; inscribed on December 28, 1899
  • Clare M. Rideout of Charleston, Maine; inscribed on December 28, 1899.  Jennie's teacher

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Howard Henry Farrar of Dickvale, Peru, Maine


Autograph album that was given to Howard Henry Farrar of Dickvale, Peru, Maine, by his mother Henrietta (Bishop) Farrar on December 15, 1887 - although there are autographs from earlier than that.  It's possible that she wrote the page in the new year of 1887 and meant to note Christmas 1886.

On the inside front cover:


The presentation page:


The album measures a bit less than 8" by 5" and contains 7 colored pages, six with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quotations, and the sentiments of over fifty of Howard's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  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:

Howard Henry Farrar was born August 14, 1867 at Woodstock, Maine, the son of Almon Joseph Farrar and Henrietta (Bishop) Farrar.  Henrietta inscribed another page in her son's album, on November 21, 1887.


Howard's sister Jennie E. Farrar also inscribed a page, on December 5, 1887.


Many other relatives inscribed pages in Howard's album, including aunts, uncles and cousins; see the alphabetical list of inscribers at the end of this post.

Interestingly, one of Howard's aunts, by marriage, was Angelia (Whitman) Farrar.   See another post that highlights 5 letters written to Angelia at Grafton, Maine, by her mother Delphina (Perham) Whitman of Bryant Pond, Maine.

Angelia, who called herself Angela W. Farrar, inscribed a page at Grafton, Maine, on March 8, 1887. Angelia was married to Rufus Farrar, Jr., brother of Howard's father Almon Joseph Farrar.


Howard Henry Farrar married twice: Hattie Fuller in 1892 and Celestia Butterfield in 1896.  Howard died in 1921 and, according to a memorial on Find a Grave, Howard, is buried in East Dixfield, Maine, with his second wife and their children.

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

Surnames in the Album 

?GGrantMMcIntire
BBrydenHHallMerritt [2]
BurgessHammondNNewton
CChaseIIrishPParker
ColumbJJudkinsPerkins
Cushman [2]KKnowlesRRobinson
DDunnKyesSSweetser [4]
EEverettLLary [2]WWidber
FFarrar [12]LoringWing [4]
Freeman [2]Lovejoy [2]
Fuller [2]


Inscribers in the Album
  • Nellie; inscribed at W. G. on August 15, 1887, Cumberland County.  "Remember Aug 14th and 18th".  Howard's cousin.
  • William H. Bryden of Saint John, New Brunswick, inscribed on December 5, 1887
  • Celia L. Burgess of North Jay, Maine; inscribed on February 8, 1888; "your big Aunt".  She was Howard's maternal aunt, Celia L. (Bishop) Burgess,
  • George S. Chase of Carmel, Maine; inscribed at North Jay, Maine, on February 6, 1888
  • John Columb; inscribed on July 18, 1888
  • Hanno H. Cushman of North Woodstock, Maine; inscribed on August 24, 1887; Howard's schoolmate
  • Minnie A. Cushman of North Woodstock, Maine
  • Frank W. Dunn of Andover, Maine
  • John E. Everett of John C. Everett of Gilead, Maine
  • Angela W. Farrar; inscribed at Grafton, Maine, on March 8, 1887; Howard's aunt Angela (Whitman) Farrar, wife of Rufus Farrar, Jr.
  • Birdie G. Farrar of Grafton, Maine; inscribed on March 8, 1887; Howard's cousin
  • C. F. Farrar of Bryant Pond, Maine; inscribed on June 25, 1887.  Presumably Howard's paternal uncle Consider Fuller Farrar, husband of Mary Perkins (Felt) Farrar, who inscribed another page.
  • Carroll S. Farrar; inscribed at Grafton, Maine, on March 8, 1887
  • Cora E. Farrar of Grafton, Maine; inscribed on February 20, 1887; Howard's cousin
  • Henrietta (Bishop) Farrar of Dickvale or West Peru, Maine; she presented the album to her son Howard Henry Farrar on December 25, 1887, but she may have meant 1886, as some autographs precede that date.  She inscribed another page on November 21, 1887.  "Mother and friend forget me not"
  • Howard H. Farrar of Dickvale, Maine, a village in the town of Peru.  Album owner Howard Henry Farrar (1867-1921), who was presented the album by his mother Henrietta (Bishop) Farrar.  She noted a gift date of December 25, 1887, but she may have meant 1886, as some autographs precede that date.
  • Jennie E. Farrar of Dickvale, Maine; inscribed on December 5, 1887; Howard's sister.  "Remember Aug 14th and 18th 1887"
  • Jerry B. Farrar of Bryant Pond, Maine; inscribed on June 25, 1887.  Son of Howard's paternal uncle Consider Fuller Farrar and wife Mary Perkins (Felt) Farrar, who also inscribed pages.
  • Julian H. Farrar of Grafton, Maine; inscribed on February 20, 1887
  • Mary P. Farrar; inscribed at Bryant Pond, Maine, on June 25, 1887.  Howard's aunt Mary Perkins (Felt) Farrar, wife of Howard's paternal uncle Consider F. Farrar.
  • Rufus Farrar, Jr., of Grafton, Maine; inscribed on February 20, 1887; he noted he was "Fifty one to day"; Howard's paternal uncle
  • Nettie P. Freeman of South Rumford, Maine; inscribed on May 23, 1892.  She was Nettie P. (Fuller) Freeman, whose husband William H. Fuller inscribed the right facing page.  They married on January 17, 1892 at Rumford, Maine.
  • William H. Freeman; inscribed at South Rumford, Maine, on May 23, 1892.  His wife Nettie P. (Fuller) Freeman inscribed the left facing page.  They married on January 17, 1892 at Rumford, Maine.
  • Note on an end paper:  Dryden, Maine, March 1912.  Mrs. Clara Fuller Died March 11th 1912
  • Hattie E. Fuller of East Rumford, Maine; inscribed on October 15, 1889.  "Remember the dance Oct 11 1889"
  • Bernice L. Grant of Yarmouth, Maine; inscribed on August 8, 1888
  • Cora E. Hall of East Dixfield, Maine; inscribed on August 4, 1895
  • Bertha A. Hammond of North Paris, Maine; inscribed at Dickvale, Maine, on March 6, 1888
  • Mrs. R. C. Irish of 80 Northam Avenue, Augusta, Maine [looks like Northam but could be Northern]; inscribed on November 5, 1895.   Julia Isabel (Bishop) Irish, Howard's maternal aunt.  Julia's husband was Roland C. Irish.
  • Lilla E. Judkins of Carthage, Maine; inscribed on December 23, 1887
  • Mrs. Lillian J. Knowles of Livermore Falls, Maine; inscribed at Dickvale, Maine, on June 20, 1888
  • Stella E. Kyes of North Jay, Maine; inscribed on December 30, 1887; Howard's maternal aunt Estella E. (Bishop) Kyes, wife of George E. Kyes.  Stella died in 1894.
  • Alice J. Lary; inscribed at Gilead, Maine, in November 1890
  • Edith C. Lary; inscribed at Gilead, Maine, on November 24, 1890.
  • Everett G. Loring of Yarmouth, Maine; inscribed on July 20, 1887
  • Aunt Celia Lovejoy of M Falls, Maine [Mechanic Falls ?]; inscribed on November 5, 1895.  Howard's aunt, possibly Celia (Bishop) Lovejoy
  • Elias H. Lovejoy, Jr., of Dickvale, Maine; inscribed on June 24, 1888
  • A. B. McIntire of Dickvale, Maine; inscribed on March 26, 1892; possibly Ambrose B. McIntire
  • Arthur H. Merritt of Roxbury, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 15, 1889
  • Marianna Merritt
  • R. A. Newton of Peru, Maine; inscribed on March 4, 1888.  Perhaps Russell A. Newton
  • Angie L. Parker; inscribed at Grafton, Maine, on February 27, 1887; Howard's cousin
  • Frank A. Perkins; inscribed during the Fall term at High School in 1887 at Dickvale, Maine
  • Mary J. Robinson of Andover, Maine; inscribed on April 23, 1888
  • Bertha Sweetser of Yarmouth, Maine; inscribed on July 17, 1887.  Her parents and brother also inscribed pages.
  • George W. Sweetser of Yarmouth, Maine; inscribed on July 17, 1887.  His wife, Harriet Elizabeth (Small) Sweetser inscribed the left facing page.  His children inscribed individual pages.
  • Mrs. George W. Sweetser of Yarmouth, Maine; inscribed on July 17, 1887.  She was Harriet Elizabeth (Small) Bishop, wife of George W. Sweetser, who inscribed the right facing page.  Her children also inscribed pages.
  • Will G. Sweetser of Yarmouth, Maine; inscribed on July 18, 1888.  His parents and sister also inscribed pages.
  • Edgar A. Widber of North Newry, Maine; inscribed at Grafton, Maine, on February 1, 1887
  • E. G. Wing of North Woodstock, Maine; inscribed on March 18, 1887.  Elbridge G. Wing, whose wife Louduska (Billings) Wing inscribed the right facing page.  His children Perley and Effie also inscribed facing pages.
  • Effie L. Wing of North Woodstock, Maine.  Her brother Perley E. Wing inscribed the left facing page.
  • Mrs. Louduska Wing of North Woodstock, Maine.  She was Louduska (Billings) Wing, wife of Elbridge G. Wing who inscribed the left facing page.  Her children Perley and Effie also inscribed facing pages.
  • Perley E. Wing of Woodstock, Maine.  His sister Effie L. Wing inscribed the right facing page.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

1856-1894 Autograph Album of Marian L. McConkey, "Mollie", of Baltimore County, Maryland; student at Lutherville Female Seminary


1856-1894 autograph album of Marian L. McConkey, "Mollie", of Baltimore County, Maryland, with many of the inscriptions from her fellow students at Lutherville Female Seminary.

The album was presented to Marian by Colonel Polk on March 8, 1856.  Colonel Polk may have been James Polk (1794-1868) who was appointed Naval Officer of Baltimore in 1845.


The album, which was printed by Lippincott, Grambo & Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  measures about 9-3/4" by 8" and contains 9 hand-colored illustrations and the sentiments of nearly seventy of Mollie's relatives, friends and schoolmates.


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.

The Curator of Historical Documents in Special Collections at the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, kindly forwarded images of an 1856 prospectus of Lutherville Female Seminary, which contains the names of some of the inscribers, including Marian.  A reader with may be able to match up more of the inscribers, some of whom used only a given name or partial initials.  The images of three pages listing the students appear near the end of this post.


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

Marian Livingston McConkey, "Mollie", was born about October 1841 in Maryland, the daughter of George W. McConkey and Eliza R. (Coale) McConkey.   While researching the McConkey family, I found a reference to a photograph of Marian's parents, held in the Rider Collection at the Maryland Historical Society and the 1982 annual bulletin of the McConnaughey Society of America - McConkey is one of several variant spellings.

On September 26, 1871 at Frederick, Maryland, Marian married Richard Wallace Simpson.  Three of their daughters and son Warfield inscribed pages in Marian's album, the only inscriptions beyond 1856-1860 [or possibly 1866].  It's heartwarming to think of the album's surfacing in the 1890s and the children's desire to add their names to it.

Irene Simpson of Libertytown, Maryland; inscribed on March 26, 1894; "Your loving little Daughter".


Lila Simpson of Liberty, Maryland; inscribed on December 22, 1885; "Your loving little Daughter".


Ida Simpson of Liberty, Maryland, inscribed on December 22, 1885.  "Your loving little Daughter".


W. Simpson of Libertytown, Maryland; inscribed on May 5, 1891; "Your loving son".  Warfield Simpson.


Marion, who died in 1917, and Richard, who died in 1923, are buried in the Fairmount Cemetery at Libertytown, Maryland.

Students listed in the 1856 Prospectus of Lutherville Female Seminary - images courtesy of the Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland.





Surnames in the Album

? [39}PPearce
CChurchPlowman
GGettingsPolk
HHoffRRockland
HuggSSangston
HutchinsShaffer
JJohnsonShaw
MMartin [2]Simpson [6]
MatthewsStartzman
MauckTTurner
McConkeyVVan Hoff
Morris


Inscribers in the Album
  • Sophie ?, possibly Sophie I. or Sophie F. or ?
  • B. C., ofr [officer /?]; inscribed on November 21, 1856 at Retirement
  • Lean C. L.; not sure of given name
  • William; inscribed at Retirement on November 7, 1856
  • L. E. R. of "Liberty Place", Harford County, Maryland; inscribed in August 1857.  She may have been the Louisa E. Remare of Monkton, Maryland, mentioned in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
  • M. E. S., inscribed at Brooklyn Heights on February 10, 1858
  • Hay or Kay or ?; inscribed on March 15, 1856 at Baltimore, Maryland.  Perhaps she was the May Hay Morris of Baltimore, Maryland, mentioned in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
  • Helen S.; inscribed at Lutherville, Maryland, on February 3, 1857.  She may have been the Helen Slingluff of Baltimore County, Maryland, mentioned in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary
  • Maggie B.; inscribed at Lutherville Seminary on February 3, 1857.  She may have been the Maggie O. Brady of Baltimore County, Maryland, mentioned in an 1856 publication. of Lutherville Female Seminary.
  • Jane; inscribed in 1856.  She may have been the Jane C. Klinck of Charleston, South Carolina, mentioned in an 1856 publication of the Lutherville Female Seminary
  • J. J.; inscribed at Retirement on November 21, 1856
  • Sallie; from or inscribed at Taneytown, J. H. or I. H., on May 16, 1856.  Perhaps the Sallie C. Sentman of Taneytown, Maryland, mentioned in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary
  • Washington
  • Joshua
  • Sophie; surname possibly starts with I.; inscribed at Retirement
  • M. R. A.; inscribed at Lutherville Female Seminary on December 4, 1856.  Presumably the Mary R. Amerman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who was named in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
  • Harry; inscribed at Thornton on April 30, 1860
  • Ella D.; inscribed on October 30, 1858
  • Bell; inscribed near Towsontown, Maryland, on January 9, 1857; perhaps the Isabella S. Matthews of Towsontown, Maryland, mentioned in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.  
  • Eddie
  • Willie; inscribed on February 4, 1858
  • Sturgis; inscribed at Spring Hill on April 3, 1860
  • H. M. S.; inscribed at Bruceville, presumably Bruceville, Maryland, on September 20, no year written
  • Joshua; inscribed at Towsontown, Maryland, on January 6, 1857
  • Maggie; inscribed on January 9, 1857
  • Ida; inscribed at Flowervale, presumably Flowervale, Maryland, in August 1857.  Perhaps the Ida A. Slothower of Baltimore, Maryland, mentioned in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
  • S. J. R.; not sure of initials; inscribed at Thornton on April 21, 1861
  • Name either too faint to read or rubbed out; inscribed at Glen Brooke on August 28, 1858
  • Nannie.  Perhaps she was the Nannie G. Merryman of Cockeysville, Maryland, mentioned in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
  • J. D. O.; inscribed at Valley in Baltimore County, Maryland, on June 4, 1859
  • T.; inscribed at Bruceville, Maryland, on June 4, 1859
  • J. L. R., Jr.; inscribed at Bruceville, Maryland, on June 4, 1859
  • Annie M. R.; inscribed at Bruceville, Maryland, on June 4, 1859.  Possibly the Annie M. Ritz of Hanover, Pennsylvania, mentioned in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
  • Nannie.  Perhaps she was the Nannie G. Merryman of Cockeysville, Maryland, mentioned in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
  • Ella
  • Inscription started but not finished
  • Eliza J. M.; inscribed at Woodbine, presumably Woodbine, Maryland, on February 11, 1857
  • Sophie Simpson ?; possibly Crapster or Crafstein; inscribed at Mountain View, Maryland, on September 28, 1857
  • Unsigned
C
  • Tillie R. Church of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; inscribed at Lutherville, Maryland, on November 24, 1856
G
  • Lottie Gettings; inscribed at Lutherville, Maryland, on December 6, 1856.  Her name and residence are given as Lottie E. Gittings of Upper Falls, Baltimore County, Maryland, in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
H
  • Laura A. Hoff; inscribed at Lutherville Female Seminary on December 6, 1856.  Baltimore, Maryland written at bottom of page.  Her residence is given as Baltimore, Maryland, in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
  • Maggie Hugg; not sure of surname; inscribed at Lutherville Female Seminary on February 3, 1857.  A list of students in 1856 gives her name as Maggie V. Hugg, and her residence as Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Helen A. Hutchins; on a page shared by 5 people, inscribed on August 24, 1860, or possibly, 1866, at retirement.  Helen inscribed another page shared with 3 other people
J
  • Julia Johnson; on a page shared with 3 other people
M
  • Annie M. Martin; inscribed at Brooklyn Heights in January 1858
  • Laura A. Martin ; inscribed at Brooklyn, New York, on January 16, 1858
  • Belle S. Matthews; on a page shared by 5 people, inscribed on August 24, 1860, or possibly 1866, at retirement.  Belle also inscribed another page. Shared with 3 other people.  An 1856 gives her name and residence as Isabella S. Matthews of Towsontown, Maryland.
  • Alice Mauck of Laurel Del.; inscribed on March 15, 1856 at Baltimore, Maryland.  Her name and residence of Laurel, Delaware, are given in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
  • Marian L. McConkey (1841-1917), "Mollie", of Baltimore, Maryland.  The album was presented to her on March 8, 1856 by Colonel Polk.  Mollie inscribed a page shared with 4 others on August 24, 1866 [not sure of year]; Helen A. Hutchins; Lou Shaffer; Belle S. Matthews; and George R. Simpson.  Her name and address - Marian L. McConkey of Baltimore County, Maryland, are given in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
  • Georgie A. Morris; inscribed on March 15, 1856 at Baltimore, Maryland.  Her name and residence of Baltimore, Maryland, are given in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
P
  • Gussie Pearce; inscribed at Lutherville Seminary on December 6, no year written.  An 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary gives her name and address as S. Augusta Pearce of Monkton, Maryland.
  • H. Nannie Plowman; inscribed at Lutherville Female Seminary on November 25, 1856.  Baltimore, Maryland, written at bottom of page.  Her residence is given as Baltimore, Maryland, in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.
  • Colonel Polk; he presented the album to Marian L. McConkey, "Mollie", on March 8, 1856.  Perhaps Col. James Polk (1794-1868)
R
  • Kate Rockland; inscribed at Lutherville Female Seminary on February 3, 1857; Mollie's schoolmate
S
  • Rosallia Sangston; middle initial K or H; inscribed at Lutherville Female Seminary on December 6, 1856.  An 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary gives her name and residence as Rosa C. Sangston of Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Lou Shaffer; on a page shared by 5 people, inscribed on August 24, 1860, or possibly 1866. at retirement.  Lou also inscribed another page shared with 3 other people
  • E. L. Shaw of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; inscribed on September 20, 1873; inscribed another page on the same date
  • George R. Simpson; on a page shared by 5 people, inscribed on August 24, 1860, or possibly 1866.  Possibly the George Simpson who was a brother to Mollie's future husband, Richard Wallace Simpson.
  • Ida Simpson of Liberty, Maryland, inscribed on December 22, 1885.  "Your loving little Daughter".  Ida Randolph Simpson, daughter of Richard Wallace Simpson and Marian Livingston (McConkey) Simpson, "Mollie".
  • Irene Simpson of Libertytown, Maryland; inscribed on March 26, 1894; "Your loving little Daughter".  Irene G. Simpson, daughter of Richard Wallace Simpson and Marian Livingston (McConkey) Simpson, "Mollie".
  • Lila Simpson of Liberty, Maryland; inscribed on December 22, 1885; "Your loving little Daughter".  Lila Simpson, daughter of Richard Wallace Simpson and Marian Livingston (McConkey) Simpson, "Mollie".
  • Sophie Simpson ?; possibly Crapster or Crafstein; inscribed at Mountain View, Maryland, on September 28, 1857.  Possibly the Sophie Simpson who was a sister to Mollie's future husband, Richard Wallace Simpson.
  • W. Simpson of Libertytown, Maryland; inscribed on May 5, 1891; "Your loving son"  Richard Warfield Simpson, son of Richard Wallace Simpson and Marian Livingston (McConkey) Simpson, "Mollie".
  • Laura Startzman of Baltimore, Maryland; inscribed at Lutherville Seminary on December 9, 1856.  An 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary gives her name and residence as Laura M. Startzman of Baltimore, Maryland.
T
  • Laura Turner; inscribed at Lutherville, Maryland, on February 3, 1857; Mollie's schoolmate.  An 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary gives her name as Laura V. Turner of Baltimore, Maryland.
V
  • Kate E. Van Hoff; inscribed on October 10, 1856; Mollie's schoolmate.  Her name and residence of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, are given in an 1856 publication of Lutherville Female Seminary.