Wednesday, December 13, 2017

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Julia Ann Wilkinson of New Haven, Connecticut; Before and After Marriage to Theodore Joseph Warner


1880s/1890s autograph album that belonged to Julia Ann Wilkinson of the New Haven, Connecticut, area, before and after her 1886 marriage to Theodore Joseph Warner.

This album was acquired with a companion, the 1880s,1890s autograph album of Julia's husband Theodore Joseph Warner.   Several people inscribed pages in both albums.

Julia left an inscription in Theodore's album, so we have an example of her handwriting.



The first page present in Julia's album is the title page. It's possible that Julia's name may have been written on a now missing front end paper. Clues to her identity:
  • the companion album of Julia's future husband Theodore Joseph Warner 
  • inscriptions to "Julia" 
  • inscription by G. H. Wilkinson, who called himself Julia's brother 
  • an inscription to "Mrs. J. A. Warner" 


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

Surnames in the Album

? [2]GGlennRRockfeller
AAckerman [2]HHallRoel [2]
BBarkerHowe ?SSimon
BatesHubbard [2]Smith [2]
BenjaminHughesSt. Clair
BradleyLLincolnWWalker
CClulee [5]MMix [2]Warner [7]
DDavisOOviatt [2]Wilkinson [2]
Day [2]PPerkins
DownsPierce [2]
Prendergast

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

I'm not positive of Julia's parents, but they may have been Henry and Mary Ann Wilkinson, who were living at Chatham, Connecticut, at the time of enumeration of the 1870 Census, with children George, Julia and Harriet.  According to her grave information, Julia was born in 1864, apparently shortly after her parents and older brother George arrived in Connecticut from England.  

Julia's brother George inscribed the page below in 1891:  


On January 20, 1886 at West Haven, Connecticut, Julia Ann Wilkinson married Theodore Joseph Warner, son of Charles Jared Warner and Mary Ann (Oviatt) Warner.  Theodore inscribed a page in his future wife's album in 1885.


Theodore's parents and sisters also inscribed pages in the album.

Theodore and Julia had at least two children, sons George Clayton Warner, who died young, and Arthur Clifford Warner.  Theodore died in 1940 and Julia in 1952.  They're buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery at West Haven, Connecticut.  

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.

Inscribers in the Album
  • ? Maud ?; inscribed on December 25, 1884.  Middle name is Maud.  Surname possibly Halforth
  • George C. ?, possibly George C. Howe, of Wheeling, Virginia; inscribed on September 24, 1882.  Now West Virginia
  • May Belle Ackerman of Brooklyn, presumably New York, on November 7, 1885
  • Stephen H. Ackerman of Brooklyn, presumably New York, inscribed on November 7, 1885
  • William V. W. Barker of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on March 24, 1882
  • John T. Bates of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on January 13, 1882
  • Edward S. Benjamin of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on August 29, 1882
  • James Hartwell Bradley of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed there on December 20, 1889
  • Edith M. Clulee of Wallingford, Connecticut; inscribed on November 2, 1884
  • Mrs. Harriet Clulee of Wallingford Corner, Connecticut; inscribed on November 2, 1884
  • Harry Clulee of Wallingford, Connecticut; inscribed on November 1, 1884.  Middle initial might be J or I
  • Henry Clulee; inscribed at Wallingford, Connecticut, in 1884
  • John Clulee of Wallingford, Connecticut; inscribed on November 2, 1884
  • W. E. Davis; inscribed at Elm City on December 18, 1884.  Presumably New Haven, Connecticut
  • W. B. Day; inscribed in 1882.  His wife inscribed the right facing page.  Possibly William B. Day
  • Mrs. W. B. Day of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on August 28, 1882.  She made an intricate design all over the page.  Her husband, possibly William B. Day, inscribed the left facing page.
  • Maria E. Downs; inscribed at West Haven, Connecticut, in March 1894.  Inscribed to Mrs. J. A. Warner, reflecting Julia's 1886 marriage to Theodore Joseph Warner
  • E. R. Glenn of Rochester, New York; not sure of surname
  • Charles E. Hall of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on December 18, 1884.  Not sure of surname
  • George C. ?, possibly George C. Howe, of Wheeling, Virginia; inscribed on September 24, 1882.  Now West Virginia
  • John M. Hubbard of Woodmont, Connecticut; inscribed on February 23, 1890.  He sketched a coat of arms.
  • Stella L. Hubbard of Woodmont, Connecticut; inscribed on February 23, 1890
  • Clara M. Hughes of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on August 13, 1895
  • C. L. Lincoln of West Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on February 20, 1891
  • Henry A. Mix of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on January 13, 1883.  Sketched a trio of owls on a branch.  His wife inscribed the right facing page.
  • Mrs. Henry A. Mix of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on December 27, 1882.  Her husband inscribed the left facing page.
  • Edward H. Oviatt of Watertown, Connecticut; inscribed on December 6, 1889
  • Eugene F. Oviatt of Watertown, Connecticut; inscribed on December 6, 1889
  • M. G. Perkins, or W. G. Perkins, of 192 State Street, New Haven, Connecticut.  Not sure of surname
  • Hattie E. Pierce of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on September 12, 1882
  • James Pierce; not sure of middle initial; of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on September 10, 1882
  • ? Prendergast; possibly Mary Prendergast; inscribed at New Haven, Connecticut, on December 21, no year written
  • Carrie P. Rockfeller of West Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on February 23, 1890
  • Abby M. Roel of Randolph, Massachusetts
  • H. A. Roel of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Carrie Simon of New Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on December 27, 1882
  • Albert D. Smith of West Haven, Connecticut; inscribed on June 20, 1886
  • S. M. M. Smith; inscribed at New Haven, Connecticut, on December 17, 1884
  • ? St. Clair of Westville, Connecticut; inscribed on February 7, 1883
  • Lizzie Walker; inscribed on March 14, 1882 at Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Belle Warner; inscribed at Oyster River, Connecticut, on October 18, 1885.  Presumably May Belle Warner, sister of Julia's future husband Theodore Joseph Warner.
  • C. J. Warner of Orange, Connecticut; inscribed on November 19, 188x, possibly 1889.  Presumably Charles Jared Warner, father of Julia's husband Theodore Joseph Warner.
  • Fannie E. Warner of Oyster River, Connecticut; inscribed on October 15, 1885
  • Grace L. Warner; inscribed at West Haven, Connecticut, on "3-4-94".  Grace Louise Warner, sister of Julia's husband Theodore Joseph Warner
  • Mary A. Warner; inscribed at Woodmont, Connecticut, on October 25, 1885.  Presumably Mary A. (Oviatt) Warner, mother of Julia's future husband Theodore Joseph Warner.
  • Pearl O. Warner of Oyster River, Connecticut; inscribed on October 14, 1885.  Pearl Oviatt Warner, sister of Julia's future husband Theodore Joseph Warner
  • Theodore J. Warner of Orange, Connecticut; inscribed on October 25, 1885.  Julia married Theodore on January 20, 1886.
  • G. H. Wilkinson of Wallingford, Connecticut; inscribed on February 15, 1891.  Julia's brother
  • Julia Ann Wilkinson of New Haven, Connecticut, album owner, before and after her marriage to Theodore Joseph Warner in 1886

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