Monday, October 2, 2017

1891 Autograph and 5 Photographs of Beulah M. Rhodes of Northport, Maine


Autograph album that was presented to student Beulah M. Rhodes of Northport, Maine, by her teacher Eugenia Pendleton for Beulah's attendance during the Summer term of 1901; plus 5 photographs, including:
  • cabinet photograph of Annie and Beulah
  • photograph of the students at the Cove School in 1895, presumably at Saturday Cove, Northport, Maine, presumably including student Beulah
  • photograph of the students at Seal Harbor Grammar School during the winter term of 1905-1906, perhaps also showing Beulah as their teacher
  • tintype of Eliza, Everett and Beulah
  • tintype of Lizzie Beckett; Josie Beckett; Beulah Rhodes; with a note that "Josie died"


Notice the beautiful three-dimensional metal work on the album's cover.

The album measures approximately 6-3/4" by 4-1/2" and contains the sentiments of nearly thirty of Beulah's 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:

According to her Find a Grave memorial, Beulah M. Rhodes was born October 8, 1882 and died June 14, 1963; she's buried in the Saturday Cove Cemetery at Northport, Maine, with other relatives, including her husband Walter Russell Nealey.

According to her marriage record, Beulah's parents were Frank A. Rhodes and Lucy A. (Merrithew) Rhodes, who were born at Northport, Maine, and Morrill, Maine, respectively.  The surname appears in some records as Rhoades.

Beulah listed her occupation as teacher on the record of her September 30, 1911 marriage at Bangor, Maine, to Walter Russell Nealey, son of John and Delia Nealey.  Beulah and Walter had at least one child, a son Bernard, born about 1913.  Beulah died in 1963, and Walter in 1973.  They're buried in the Saturday Cove Cemetery at Northport, Maine.

Some inscribers mentioned N.F.H.S., perhaps Northport Free High School or ?

Walter's sister Eliza M. Nealey inscribed a page at Northport, Maine, on May 10, 1900.


The photographs, with the reverse to the right:  click on an image to enlarge it




Front and reverse of a photograph of students and, possibly, teacher at the Cove School, presumably at Saturday Cove, Northport, Maine:



Front and reverse of a photograph of students and, possibly, teacher Beulah M. Rhodes, at the Seal Harbor Grammar School during the Winter term of 1905-1906.  The Seal Harbor on Mount Desert Island?



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

?HHerrick
?Heywood
?JJones
?KKnowlton
BBeckett [2]Nealey
Brown [2]PPatterson
CCrockerPendleton [2]
Cummings [2]Prescott
DDevereuxRRhodes
DickeySSmith
EElwellWWadlin
GGrantWoodbury


Inscribers in the Album
  • Eliza; in a tintype with Everett and Beulah M. Rhodes
  • Everett; in a tintype with Eliza and Beulah M. Rhodes
  • Martha; Beulah's schoolmate
  • "Topsy, the cat"
  • Lizzie Beckett; in a tintype with Josie Beckett and Beulah M. Rhodes
  • Josie Beckett; in a tintype with Lizzie Beckett and Beulah M. Rhodes; the identification notes that Josie died
  • Cora M. Brown; inscribed at Northport, Maine, on June 5, 1907
  • Harold M. Brown of Northport, Maine; inscribed on June 5, 1907
  • Alice M. Crocker; inscribed at Northport, Maine, on June 24, 1892
  • Lillian W. Cummings of Northport, Maine; inscribed on January 23, 1893
  • Helen I. Cummings; inscribed at Saturday Cove, Northport, Maine, on January 22, 1893
  • Georgia Devereux of Castine, Maine; inscribed at Northport, Maine, on July 3, 1896
  • Orrin J. Dickey of Northport, Maine; inscribed on October 28, 1892 at N. F. H. S.
  • Mabel Elwell; inscribed on October 30, 1892
  • Mary B. Grant of Rockland, Maine; inscribed at Northport, Maine, on November 1, 1892
  • Myrtle W. Herrick of Belfast, Maine; inscribed at Northport, Maine, on September 19, 1891
  • Rose M. Heywood; inscribed at Mount Vernon, Maine, on July 19, 1891
  • Emma E. Jones of Augusta, Maine; inscribed on May 10, 1900
  • Maude Knowlton of Northport, Maine; inscribed at Swanville, Maine, on July 1, 1898
  • Eliza M. Nealey; inscribed at Northport, Maine, on May 10, 1900; sister of Beulah's future husband Walter Russell Nealey
  • Bessie Patterson of "City", presumably Northport, Maine, or Belfast, Maine; inscribed on April 17, 1895
  • Eugenia Pendleton, teacher, who presented the album to Beulah for attendance every day during the Summer term of 1891
  • Sumner M. Pendleton of Northport, Maine; inscribed on October 28, 1892
  • Mabel E. Prescott of Northport, Maine; inscribed on October 27, 1892 at N.F.H.S.  Shared the page with Edie H. Woodbury of Northport, Maine
  • "Beulah M. Rhodes of Northport, Maine; album, owner, who had received it from her teacher Eugenia Pendleton for attendance every day during the Summer. 
  •  term of 1891.  Tucked in the album are a cabinet photograph , dated 1891, of Beulah and sister Annie; two school photographs, at the Cove School, dated 1895, perhaps Saturday Cove, Northport, Maine, and Beulah's class at the Seal Harbor Grammar School from the Winter term of 1905-1906; and tintypes, one with Beulah, Eliza and Everett, and the other with Beulah and Lizzie Beckett and Josie Beckett,  "
  • Carrie Smith of Northport, Maine; inscribed on March 13, 1896
  • Hattie Wadlin; inscribed at East Northport, Maine, on October 27, 1892
  • Edie H. Woodbury of Northport, Maine.  Shared the page with Mabel E. Prescott of Northport, Maine, who inscribed her page on October 27, 1892 at N.F.H.S.

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