Thursday, October 18, 2018

1875 Letter to Ida G. Mansir from her Sister Edith at East Pittston, Maine


Letter dated September 26, 1875 at East Pittston, Maine to sister Ida G. Mansir at Box 110, Pittston, Maine, who appears to be away from home working. In those days of slow and difficult transportation, people didn't have to be all that far from each other to write letters to one another.

Ida had six siblings and one half sibling, but the letter appears to have been written by a younger sister, which would lead me to Ida's younger sister Edith C. Mansir.

A transcription appears farther below.

Ida G. Mansir was born March 25, 1858, the daughter of Charles Mansir and Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir.  Interestingly, the letter has a teasing mention of Ida and Daniel Reed, who would become Ida's husband in 1881.

People mentioned in the letter:




Transcription

East Pittston, September 26, 1875
Dear Ida
I will now write you a few lines to let you know that we are all well.  Grammie had a letter from Nellie last night.  She is smart and has been to Boston and back.  She sent 5 dollars in the letter to Mother.  She says you are a going to work there this fall.  I wish I could work.  __ until School commences.  I am a going to have a new dress.  Have got most money enough to get  one.

O, Ida, did you know that Adalade Avril [Adelaide Averill, "Addie"] was dead.  She was buried a week ago last Sunday.

I am learning to make coats now.  Emmie learnt me so I could almost put one together and I am a going up to Mrs. Blodgett's tomorrow to make one.  We was all up there last Thursday evening and husked corn.

Emma went with us.  Leni Pulcifer is very sick with the Cute [acute ?] Rheumatism.  He can't get off of the bed without fainting.  I am awfull sleepy.

Mr. Pulcifer was up here today and he haint been up before for 10 years.  Henry was down today and he says he is a going over to Gardiner Saturday and you be sure and a come home with him.  Want you.  I can't think of more now.  Good Bye, from
Pooty ___

Daniel Reed - Ida Mansir - Friendship hate to bad.

Mother Sends her Love to you and says she shall be glad when another week is gone for your sake and hers too.  She will send for you if Henry don't come out.

Daniel is Well. He was down today with his __ and gig.

Is this the way to back a letter to you.  Miss Ida Mansir, Pittston, Maine, Box 110

If you have further information on the Mansir family of Pittston, Maine, or if you can fine tune the transcription, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Photograph of Harry Weldon Osgood of Pittsfield, Ellsworth, and Bangor, Maine; 1894 Graduate of Colby College at Waterville, Maine; 1898 Boston University School of Medicine


Photograph of Harry Weldon Osgood of Pittsfield, Ellsworth, and Bangor, Maine, presumably taken upon his graduation from Colby College in the Class of 1894.  The photograph was taken by the Preble & Jordan studio of 66 Main Street, Waterville, Maine.


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

From birth information in an obituary in the Colby Alumnus, Volume 21, No. 1, October 1938: Harry Weldon Osgood was born May 5, 1871 at Pittsfield, Maine, the son of Irving Osgood and Awilda M. (Foster) Osgood.  He graduated from Colby College in 1894 and Boston University School of Medicine in 1898.  He first practiced medicine in Ellsworth, Maine, and for the rest of his career at Bangor, Maine.

Harry married Blanche Lillian Reeves at Ellsworth, Maine, on June 14, 1904; they had a daughter Constance.  Harry was the City Physician for Bangor, Chairman of the Bangor Board of Health and, for a time, the State Medical Director for Maine.  He died in 1938 and is buried in the Woodbine Cemetery at Ellsworth, Maine, with Blanche, who died in 1951.

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

Sources
U.S. Federal Censuses
Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921 - marriage of Harry W. Osgood and Blanche Lillian Reeves
Alumni information in publications of Colby College
Alumni Information in publication of Boston University
Publications of the City of Bangor, Maine
FindaGrave.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

1880s Autograph Album of William Chinn Polk (1860-1949), Mainly While in Mobeetie, Texas; with his Later Notes


Autograph album kept by William Chinn Polk (1860-1949), mainly while he was living at Mobeetie, Texas, where he apparently had a drug store at one time and may also have worked for noted cattle dealer Charles Rath, born Carl Gottfried Rath, whose wife Carrie inscribed a page in the album.

William may have been the Billy Polk mentioned in Chapter 21 of The Rath Trail, by Ida Ellen Rath.

The gem sized photograph stamp affixed to the inside front cover presumably shows William Chinn Polk himself.



William was the son and brother of noted architects Willis Webb Polk and Willis Jefferson Polk.  See an incredible sketch, shown farther below, that Willis Jefferson Polk made of the Josephine Hotel at Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The album measures approximately 7" by 4", has detached covers and contains the sentiments of 30 of William's relatives and friends.  William added notes to several of the pages, including one 65 years later.

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:

William Chinn Polk was born in 1860 in Missouri, the son of architect Willis Webb Polk and his first wife Parthenia Frances (Dye) Polk, who died in 1866.  William had a sister, Sarah, who died young.  Willis Webb Polk then married Endemial Drane and had several more children, three of whom inscribed pages in William's album.

William's younger half brother, Willis Jefferson Polk, inscribed a page at Hots Springs Arkansas, on December 28, 1884, and included a incredible sketch of the Hotel Josephine.


William's younger half sisters Endie and Dasie, or Daisy, also inscribed pages.  Sadly, Endemial Polk, "Endie", died shortly after the era of the album, in 1890.


Sister Dasie, or Daisy (Polk) DeBuyer-Mimeure (1874-1963) went on to have a noted life, especially known for her relief efforts in France during and after World War I.  She received the Medaille de Reconnaissance and was made a Chevalier in the Order of the Legion of Honor.  William added a note 65 years after Dasie's 1884 inscription, to the point that Dasie had visited him at Weston, Missouri, in the Winter of 1949.


About 1891 in Weston, Missouri, after the era of this autograph album, William married Minnie Hillix.  I believe they had one child, a daughter, Ellen Rebecca Polk, who married George H. Calvert and died fairly young in 1934.  William worked as clerk and cashier at a bank in Weston, Missouri.

He died in 1949; Minnie had predeceased him in 1947.  They're buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery at Weston, Missouri.

James Dickerson of Mobeetie, Texas, pasted his photograph to a page inscribed by Retta A. Griffith of DeKalb, Missouri.


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

Surnames in the Album

? - 2HHalley - 2PPatterson
AAllenHullPatton
AndersonJJonesPolk - 4
BBoyntonKKimballRRath
CCresswellMcKany - 2WWilliams
CDickersonNNations ?Williamson
DyeNesper
EEgertonNeville
GGiddingsNewby
Griffith

Inscribers in the Album
  • Dell M. H.; inscribed on July 31, 1886
  • R. D. Allen; inscribed at Mobeetie, Texas, inscribed on December 1, 1887.  Will's note: "My Clerk in my Drug Store at Mobeetie, Texas"
  • Mrs. Francis Anderson of Mobeetie, Texas; inscribed on June 18, 1884
  • Fannie Boynton; inscribed on October 29, 1883
  • H. W. Cresswell; inscribed on May 2, 1883 in Wheeler County, Texas.  Will wrote: "Home in Canadia"
  • James Dickerson of Mobeetie, Texas, who pasted on his gem stamp photograph; shared the page with Rella A. Griffith of DeKalb, Missouri
  • Eva L. Dye; inscribed at Weston, Missouri; Will's cousin
  • Janet Egerton; inscribed at Childress, Texas, on September 26, 1890
  • Blanche Giddings; inscribed at Visalia on January 27, 1890
  • Retta A. Griffith of DeKalb, Missouri; inscribed on June 29, 1883.  Shared the page with James Dickerson of Mobeetie, Texas, who pasted on his gem stamp photograph
  • Anna Halley; inscribed on July 31, 1886.  She signed A. H.; Will wrote her full name.
  • Fannie Halley; inscribed on July 31, 1886
  • Emma Hull of "Hill Side"; inscribed on July 18, 1883
  • Mrs. C. Jones; inscribed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 12, 1889
  • Mrs. Mattie Kimball; inscribed at Mobeetie, Texas, on January 4, 1883
  • Mrs. L. G. McKamy; inscribed at Mobeetie, Texas, on March 22, 1884
  • Willie McKamy
  • Hannah ?, possibly Hannah Nations; inscribed at Mobeetie, Texas, on March 19, 1884
  • Emmie E. Nesper, inscribed on 10.4.85; future wife of Carl Gottfried Rath, "Charles", of Dodge, Kansas.
  • Jno. B. Neville; inscribed at Mobeetie, Texas, on December 9, 1888
  • Cora Newby of Weston, Missouri; inscribed on July 20, 1883
  • H. C. Patterson, V.D.M.; inscribed at Neosho, Missouri, on 11-12-89.  Inscribed the page to "My Dear Brother".  Was Rev. H. C. Patterson a brother-in-law or was he using an honorific?
  • Alice B. Patton; inscribed on May 5, 1884
  • Dasie Polk; inscribed at Hot Springs, Arkansas, on December 28, 1884.  Added note: Dasie visited me here in Weston this Winter 1949, 65 years later".  William's sister, with her stone spelling her name as Daisy De Buyer-Mimeure, a well known person in her own right.
  • Endie Polk ["Polk" was written in a blue ink"], "Your Devoted Sister"; William's half sister Endemial Polk (1872-1890)
  • William C. Polk, "Billie", "Willie", :"Will", album owner; includes a gem sized photo stamp on inside front cover of, presumably, William C. Polk, dated December 29, 1885.  He owned a drug store at Mobeetie, Texas about 1887.
  • Willis J. Polk; inscribed at St. S. on December 28, 1884; he sketched an incredible drawing of the Hotel Josephine at Hot Springs, Arkansas.  William's brother, architect Willis Jefferson Polk.
  • C. R. Rath of Dodge City, Kansas; presumably Caroline R. (Markley) Rath; then wife of Carl Gottfried Rath, "Charles", of Dodge City, Kansas.
  • Newton Williams of Mobeetie, Texas, inscribed on February 6, 1882 [or 1884 or ?]
  • M. P. Williamson of Mobeetie, Texas; inscribed on September 28, 1883

Sunday, October 14, 2018

c 1930-40 Group Photograph, possibly showing employees at a Woolen Mill at Hartland, Maine or Fairfield, Maine


c 1935 photograph of what appears to be a group of employees: 13 men and one young woman, identified as Lucile Elizabeth McClintock, who was born at Fairfield, Maine, in 1915. 

Since one of the men is identified as Leon Haines, seated at right, the venue may have been a woolen factory owned or operated by the Haines family, perhaps at Hartland, Maine, where Haines was superintendent, or perhaps at Fairfield, Maine. 

Interestingly, a Roger Williams was bookkeeper for a woolen mill at Hartland, Maine, and that name also appears as one of the group.  Haines and Williams may also have had something to do with the woolen mill at Fairfield, Maine.

Lucile may have been a summer or part time employee during her high school career or during breaks from classes at Colby College, before she entered the teaching field.  If she was working at a woolen mill in Hartland, it would have been about 30 miles from her home, but perhaps she boarded there during the summer.

Identification on the reverse of of mostly just surnames:

Seated, left to right: T. Thomas; Miss McClintock; Leon Haines
Standing, front row, left to right: Lilly; Firth; Oddnay [sp?]; Merrill; Baston; Williams; Page
Standing, back row, left to right: O'Riely [sp?]; Roger Williams; Jamieson; Getchell


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

Lucile Elizabeth McClintock was born September 23, 1915 at Fairfield, Maine, the daughter of Charles W. McClintock and Isadore (Whitten) McClintock.  Lucile graduated from Colby College in the Class of 1938.  By 1940, as noted on the 1940 Census form for Fairfield, Maine, she was living with her parents and teaching at a public school. 

The photograph was found with others, including some of Lucile as a child and as a young woman, and one of Captain Murray Alexander Coker, who attended high school at Fairfield, Maine, and then Colby College.  Other surnames in the collection - though I don't know if any of the other photographs have a connection or not: Parker, Swindell, Strout, Hinkley, Starbird.

If you recognize any of the faces and/or the surnames of the people in the photograph above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Snapshot of Captain Murray A. Coker in uniform; presumably of Fairfield, Maine


Snapshot of a man in uniform identified on the reverse as Captain Murray A. Coker.  I believe he is the Murray Alexander Coker who graduated from Lawrence High School at Fairfield, Maine, in 1925 and Colby College in 1929. 

The January 1945 edition of the Colby Alumnus notes that he was then stationed at Wright Field at Dayton, Ohio.


From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested - and hoping I have the correct Murray A. Coker:

Murray Alexander Coker was born March 19, 1909 in what is now the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the son of James and Mary Coker, as stated on immigration and travel records.

James and Mary Coker, with son William C. Coker, continued living at Fairfield, Maine, after Murray had achieved his education and moved on.  The parents indicated they were both born in Scotland.

Murray died in 1999 in California, according to a Social Security record.

If you have more information on Captain Murray A. Coker, especially if you feel he was a different person than I've described, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Be cautious, however, when writing about people who may be living or just recently deceased.

The photograph came with others, which may or may not have a relationship with each other.  But several photographs depict Lucile Elizabeth McClintock, who also attended high school at Fairfield, Maine, and Colby College.  One of the photograph of Lucile shows her with a group of 13 men, presumably her coworkers, and presumably at a woolen mill owned or operated by the Haines family at Hartland, Maine, or Fairfield, Maine.

Other surnames in the collection - though I don't know if any of the other photographs have a connection or not: Parker, Swindell, Strout, Hinkley, Starbird.

Friday, October 12, 2018

1897 Testimonial of James P. Sanders, Past Grand Sire of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York, Independent Order of Odd Fellows


Booklet entitled "Testimonial to James P. Sanders, Past Grand Sire, Presented by the Grand Lodge of the State of New York of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows".


James P. Sanders overcame the early death of his parents to become an attorney at Yonkers, New York,  and important member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  Read a brief biography of him on pages 773-776 in The Official History and Literature of Odd Fellowship: The Three-Link Fraternity, by Henry Leonard Stillson, published in 1897.

James P. Sanders lived at Danbury, Connecticut for a time and was perhaps born there; I don't have the names of his parents.  He lived at various times at Danbury, Connecticut; Peekskill, New York; Cortlandt, New York; and Yonkers, New York.  He married Elvina L. Ferguson at Danbury, Connecticut, on November 19, 1840, according to a record in Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997.

If you have more information on James P. Sanders, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The booklet measures a bit over 8-1/2" by 6-1/2" and consists of 9 interior sheets, with text on both sides of most of them, and with a engraving of James P. Sanders.  Printed by John Medole & Son of New York.


The Officers of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York, as of August, 1896:

Alfred A. Guthrie, Grand Master
Samuel J. Pesoa, Deputy Grand Master
Hiram M. Olmsted, Grand Warden
John G. Deubert, Grand Secretary
Charles A. Wehr, Grand Treasurer
George W. Dilks, Grand Representative
Jacob Stern, Grand Representative



Resolutions Unanimously adopted by the Grand Lodge of the State of New York, at its annual session, August, 1896:

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge, with great pleasure, in recognition and great appreciation of the valuable services rendered by Brother Sanders to this Grand Lodge and to Odd Fellowship, hereby records its high esteem and deep veneration for him as a man and as an Odd Fellow; and that, as a further mark of esteem, a page of the Journal of this year be given for the portrait of Brother Sanders.

Resolved, That a special committee of five be appointed to frame a suitable testimonial, in recognition of the long service of Past Grand Sire James P. Sanders, to the attainment of the golden anniversary of his Grand Lodge membership in 1897; and that such testimonial be engrossed in such manner as the Standing Committee shall consider most appropriate, and be by the Grand Master presented to the Past Grand Sire.


Testimonial

James P. Sanders, Past Grand Sire

Sir and Brother:

In formulating this Testimonial for presentation to you, as authorized and contemplated by the Grand Lodge of New York, at its annual session in August, 1896, and hereinbefore set forth, we congratulate you upon your memorable record of having attained fifty consecutive Grand Lodge sessions in this State.  This is an honor that falls to the lot of comparatively few in our Order.  While others have held Grand Lodge membership fully as many years, you have not missed an annual session in that period of time.

That you have filled the principal chairs of the Subordinate Lodge and Encampment, Grand Lodge and Grand Encampment, and of the Grand Lodge of the United States (now the Sovereign Grand Lodge), and served many years as Grand Representative to that Body from New York, fully testify to your long and faithful service, in and ardent attachment to and love for, American Odd Fellowship.  Were further evidence needed, your annual attendance at the sessions of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and service upon its most important committees, might well be cited.  In that Body you have long ranked high in the estimation and good-will of its officers and Representatives.  While they are displaced by others at longer or shorter intervals, you are always there.  At home you are held in great respect and affection, in the Grand and Subordinate Bodies of this Jurisdiction, for your knowledge and counsel in matters pertaining to the Order.

It is our earnest hope that you may long be spared to maintain the exalted position to which you have attained by long and valued service to the Order.

In behalf of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York, by the Special Committee on Testimonial:

George W. Dilks, P.G.M., Grand Rep.
John Medole, P.G.M., P.G. Rep.
George J. Gardner, P.G.M., P.G. Rep.
Edgar Whitlock, P.G.M., Grand Rep
Jacob Stern, P.G.M., Grand Rep

Standing Committee of Grand Lodge, 1897

Samuel J. Pesoa, Grand Master
Hiram M. Olmsted, Deputy Grand Master
Franklin P. Trautmann, Grand Warden
John G. Deubert, Grand Secretary
John F. Bullenkamp, Grand Treasurer




Membership Record, I.O.O.F., of Brother James P. Sanders

In Subordinate Lodge
  • Initiated in Samaritan Lodge, No. 7, at Danbury, Connecticut, September 17, 1843
  • Admitted by Card in Cortland Lodge, No. 55, at Peekskill, New York, February, 1847
  • Admitted by Card in Yonkers Lodge, No. 232 at Yonkers, New York, October 3, 1872

In Subordinate Encampment
  • Initiated in Sassacus Encampment, No. 1 at New Haven, Connecticut, August 16, 1844
  • Charter Member of Devotion Encampment, No. 5, at Danbury, Connecticut, Organized September 1844
  • Admitted by Card in Mt. Ararat Encampment, No. 16 (now No. 9) at Peekskill, New York, February 1847
  • Admitted by Card in New York Encampment, No. 1 at Albany, New York, July 7, 1855

In Grand Encampment
  • Admitted as a Past Chief Patriarch in the Grand Encampment of Connecticut at its Session Held in January 1846
  • Admitted in the Grand Encampment of New York at its Session Held August 2, 1847
  • Was elected Grand High Priest thereof in 1849.
  • Grand Patriarch in 1850.
  • Grand Representative, 1874, 1882

In Grand Lodge
  • Admitted as a Past Grand in the Grand Lodge of Connecticut at its Session Held January 13, 1847
  • Admitted in the Grand Lodge of New York at its Session Held September 20, 1847
  • Was elected Grand Warden thereof in 1856.
  • Deputy Grand Master in 1857.
  • Grand Master in 1858.

In the Grand Lodge of the United States (Now called "The Sovereign Grand Lodge")
  • Grand Representative Therein from the State of New York at the Sessions In the years 1852, 1853, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1874, and 1882
  • All other years after 1868, present as Past Grand Sire
  • Was elected Deputy Grand Sire thereof in 1864 and
  • Grand Sire in 1866

In Veteran Odd Fellows' Association of the State of New York, Organized November 9, 1888
  • Was the first Venerable President thereof, and has been continuously re-elected up to the present time.








Thursday, October 11, 2018

1930 Wedding Announcement: Mildred Mary French and Walter Joseph Creamer, Jr., at East Eddington, Maine


Announcement of the wedding of Mildred Mary French and Walter Joseph Creamer, Jr., that occurred on Sunday, August 17, 1930 at East Eddington, Maine.  The married couple would then be living at 38 Forest Avenue, Orono, Maine.

Transcription

Mrs. Lillian V. French
announces the marriage of her daughter 
Mildred Mary
to
Mr. Walter Joseph Creamer, junior
on Sunday, the seventeenth of August
nineteen hundred and thirty
East Eddington, Maine

At Home
after October first
38 Forest Avenue
Orono, Maine

Mildred Mary French was born June 8, 1903 in Maine, the daughter of George Asa French and Lillian V. (Hathaway) French.  Walter Joseph Creamer, Jr., was born March 3, 1896 at Penobscot, Maine, the son of Walter J. Creamer and Lena (Wardwell) Creamer.

Walter Joseph Creamer, Jr., graduated from the University of Maine at Orono, Maine, in 1918 and became a professor and dean there; it appears that Mildred also attended the University of Maine.  Their Find a Grave memorial shows that Walter died in 1977 and Mildred in 1988; they're buried in Mount Hope Cemetery at Bangor, Maine.

Please leave a comment if you have information to share, while being careful to respect the privacy of living people or those who may have recently passed away.

Sources
  • U.S. Federal Censuses
  • Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921
  • Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917-1919
  • Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996
  • FindaGrave.com
  • U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Calling Card of Benjamin Franklin Gillingham and wife Martha Amariah (Fowler) Gillingham of Newbury, New Hampshire


Calling card of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gillingham, with name of Martha A. Fowler written in lower left corner.  They were Benjamin Franklin Gillingham and wife Martha Amariah (Fowler) Gillingham of Newbury, New Hampshire.

Benjamin Franklin Gillingham, "Frank", was born August 10, 1843 at Newbury, New Hampshire, the son of Howard Gillingham and Zilpha or Zilphia (Morse) Gillingham.  Frank died September 17, 1927, also at Newbury, New Hampshire.

Martha Amariah (Fowler) Gillingham was born January 29, 1852 at Newbury, New Hampshire, the daughter of John Cheever Fowler and Martha Jane (Morse) Fowler, according to an entry on page 393 in Genealogy of the Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts : 1638-1900.  Martha died in 1929 at Mansfield, Massachusetts, perhaps while living with her daughter Mary Zipha (Gillingham) Sawyer and husband Frank R. Sawyer.

Benjamin Franklin Gillingham, "Frank", and Martha Amariah (Fowler) were married at Concord, New Hampshire, on January 9, 1874 and farmed at Newbury, New Hampshire, where they raised at least two children, John and Mary Zilpha.

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

Sources
  • New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904 - birth of Benjamin Franklin Gillingham
  • Genealogy of the Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts : 1638-1900 - birth of Martha Amariah (Fowler) Gillingham
  • New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920 - marriage record of Benjamin Franklin Gillingham and Martha Amariah (Fowler) Gillingham
  • New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947 - death record of Benjamin Franklin Gillingham
  • Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980 - death of Martha Amariah (Fowler) Gillingham

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

1864-1902 Journal of William Franklin Eaton of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; with 1864 Baptisms Performed in South Carolina


Journal kept by carpenter William Franklin Eaton of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and at least one other person, perhaps William's first wife Sarah (Dill) Eaton, with entries from the 1860 to 1902.

Several pages detail baptisms performed in South Caroline - at Hilton Head and Port Royal.  Details include names of those baptized, dates and places, including Broad River, Rhett Place and Drayton Plantation.  There's an interesting story, I'm sure, in how William happened to be in South Carolina in 1864.  Hopefully a reader will have knowledge of it.

By inference from the journal, it's also likely that William was a rural letter carrier in the Bowery Beach district of Cape Elizabeth.  Some of the entries are in a different handwriting and may have been written by Sarah - these included entries about egg sales and Christmas presents received in 1899 and 1900.


William Franklin Eaton was born November 27, 1824 at Greene, Maine, the son of Capt. William Eaton and Philena (Niles) Eaton, according to a record in Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.  William Franklin Eaton's gravestone, however, shows a birth year as 1825.

William Franklin Eaton married twice:
  • Sarah Dill, on August 16, 1846 at Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  Sarah died November 22,1901 at "15 of 12 on Friday night".  One page in the journal mentions funeral expenses and an injury on the electric railroad, though I don't know if the injury was suffered by Sarah or by William or someone else.
  • Jennie S. Hayward, on October 8, 1902 at Portland, Maine; she died in 1917.



William died in 1906 and is buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery at South Portland, Maine, with wives Sarah and Jennie.

Sources
  • Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900 - birth of William Franklin Eaton
  • Maine Marriages, 1777-1907 - marriage of William F. Eaton and Sarah Dill
  • Maine Marriages, 1713-1922 - marriage of William F. Eaton and Sarah Dill
  • Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921 - reverse of marriage record William Franklin Eaton and Jennie S. Hayward show William's parents as Capt. William Eaton and Philena (Niles) Eaton and Jennie's parents as Joshua S. Hayward and Lydia W. (Auld) Hayward

If you have information to share on William Franklin Eaton or either of his two wives, Sarah (Dill) Eaton or Jennie S. (Hayward) Eaton, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The journal contains such disparate entries as:
  • baptizing people near Hilton Head, Broad River, Rhett Place, Port Royal, Drayton Plantation in 1864
  • people he or Sarah wanted to correspond with
  • people William and Sarah did business with
  • people who lived at Bowery Beach, Cape Elizabeth, Maine; implying that William Franklin Eaton may have been a rural carrier
  • people who were furnished copies of "Zion's Watch Tower"
  • the gifts that were given to William and Sarah for Christmas in the years 1899 and 1900
  • mention of an accident and Sarah (Dill) Eaton's funeral
Surnames in the Journal - some surnames appear multiple times; some people appear multiple times; see the complete list of names farther below.

?HHackettNNewmanWScott
AAmesHaggettNorcrossSeavey
BBakerHarmonNorthrupSellew
BennerHaskellNoyesShanning
BerryHaskinsNutterShepherd
BlackHaywardNutterShimer ?
Bouret ?HodsdonOOsgoodSimmons
BrennanHowePPageSmall
BrownHutchinsonPerrySmith
BrownJJewellPettengellSoule
CCapersJohnsonPillsburySpaeth ?
ChamberlainJonesPinkneyStangon ?
CoombsJordanPopeStaples
CrightonKKentRRichardsonStevens
DDavisKing ?Ring ?Stiles
DawsonKnappRobertsTThurston
DayKnightRobinsonTrafton
DeeringLLanso ?RogersTurkington
DillLathamRoweWWaite
DraytonLibbyRussellWard
DresserLoganRussWass
DyerMMarrinerWaterhouse
EEatonMarrowWebb
EmeryMaurisonWebster
EvansMaxwellWells
Evans ?McClister ?Wheeler
FFarnsworthMcDonaldWhitney
FieldsMicha ?Williams
FletcherMiddletonYYoung
FrazierMiller
GGadsonMills
GamageMinott
GamageMorehead
GoodwinMorris
GouldMoultrie
GrahamMountfort
Greene
Griffin

Names Mentioned - some people are mentioned more than once, as you can see from the list below
  • Brethren and Sisters at Saugerties, New York; ; account of what they gave William F. Eaton at Christmas in 1900
  • Mahala A. Ames; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • William J. Baker; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • E. T. Benner; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Miss Mary M. Berry, 54 Fayette Street, Watertown, Massachusetts
  • Miss M. A. Berry, 54 Fayette St., Watertown, Massachusetts
  • Mr. Hiram J. Black of Searstown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Mrs. W. W. Black, 395 Centre Street, Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Mrs. E. R. B? of 5 Short Street, Melrose, Massachusetts; perhaps Elizabeth R. Bouret or Barnet
  • Mrs. Brennan; account of what she gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • Alice Brown; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Doublin Brown; "Bap. in Broad River at Hilton Head"; November 27, 1864
  • John H. Brown; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Mr. John H. Brown; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Benjamin Capers; "Baptised in Broad River at Hilton Head"  Presumably August 21, 1864.
  • Amelia Chamberlain; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Amelia Chamberlain; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Mrs. Lottie L. Coombs; "1899 Towers Lent; Nov 9, Vol I Returned, Lent II; Jan. 15; Vol II Returned, Lent III"
  • Stephen Crighton; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Eliza Davis; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Mr. H. F. Davis; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Nannie Dawson; "baptised in a creek at Rhett Place, Port Royal", October 23, 1864
  • Chloe Day; [Baptised at] Rhett Place, Port Royal in a small creek", December 18, 1864
  • Mr. and Mrs. Deering; account of what they gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • Mrs. Deering; account of what she gave William F. Eaton at Christmas in 1900
  • Cypruss L. Dill; account of what he gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899.  He was the brother of William F. Eaton's first wife Sarah D. (Dill) Eaton
  • Henry Drayton; "Baptised in Broad River at Hilton Head".  Presumably August 21, 1864
  • Louisa Draton - Drayton [?]; "Baptised in Broad River at Hilton Head".  Presumably August 21, 1864
  • Charlotte Dresser; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Mary Dresser; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Mary Dresser; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Charlotte Dyer (25 at Knightville [now in South Portland, Maine]; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Etta Dyer; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Etta Dyer; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Jesse Dyer; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Lydia Dyer; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Lydia Dyer; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Mrs. N. Dyer; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Sarah D. (Dill) Eaton; "Amount sent me in check for funeral of Sarah"
  • Sarah Dill Eaton; "Died Nov. 22 15 of 12 Friday night, 1901".  Sarah (Dill) Eaton was the first wife of journal owner William F. Eaton.
  • William F. Eaton of Cape Elizabeth, Maine
  • William S. Emery; mentions that interest was due him on May 30, 1862
  • Susie ?, possibly Evans; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • William Evans; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • William P. Evans; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Mrs. Emily E. Farnsworth of 6 Hamlet Place, Malden, Massachusetts
  • Bess Fields; "these persons were baptized in a small creek of salt water making into Port Royal [?] S.C.  A large congregation present.  June 13, 1864."
  • Mrs. Irene Fletcher; account of what she gave William F. Eaton at Christmas in 1900
  • Helen Frazier; "these persons were baptized in a small creek of salt water making into Port Royal [?] S.C.  A large congregation present.  June 13, 1864."
  • Dinah Gadson; "these persons were baptized in a small creek of salt water making into Port Royal [?] S.C.  A large congregation present.  June 13, 1864."
  • Hattie Gadson; "baptised in a creek at Rhett Place, Port Royal", October 23, 1864
  • Thomas Gadson; "these persons were baptized in a small creek of salt water making into Port Royal [?] S.C.  A large congregation present.  June 13, 1864"
  • Eldrige Gamage; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Eldrige Gamage; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • George E. Goodwin; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Will H. Goodwin; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Fred E. Gould, Workshop for the Blind, South Boston, Massachusetts
  • W. T. Graham, 14 Charles Street, Portland, Maine
  • ? Greene, possibly Cesar Greene; "these persons were baptized in a small creek of salt water making into Port Royal [?] S.C.  A large congregation present. June 13, 1864"
  • Dick Greene; [Baptised at] Rhett Place, Port Royal in a small creek", December 18, 1864
  • William Griffin; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • William Griffin; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • W. F. Hackett; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Mrs. Blanche L. Hagitt,presumably Haggett or Hazett; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • W. B. Haggett; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Mrs. Harmon; account of what she gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • W. F. Haskell; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Lottie Haskins; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Miss Lottie Haskins; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Jennie S. Hayward; account of what she gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899 [She would marry William Franklin Eaton in 1902.]
  • Jennie S. Hayward; account of what she gave William F. Eaton at Christmas in 1900.  [She would marry William Franklin Eaton in 1902.]
  • Caleb Hodsdon; mentions that interest was due him on July 31, 1862
  • Mrs. Annie Howe, Canaan, New Hampshire; middle initial W or H or ?
  • Walter Hutchinson; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Mary W. Jewell; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Solomon Johnson; baptised October 9, 1864 at "Broad river, Drayton Plantation"
  • Daniel D. Jones; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Fannie Jones; [Baptised at] Rhett Place, Port Royal in a small creek", December 18, 1864
  • Ellen , Marean & Lucy Jordan; account of what they gave William F. Eaton at Christmas in 1900
  • Marian Jordan; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Miss Marean, Miss Lutie and Fred Jordan; account of what they gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • Miss W. E. Jordan; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • W. E. Jordan; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Charles Kent; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Dinah Ring or Dinah King; "baptised in a creek at Rhett Place, Port Royal", October 23, 1864
  • Lewis C. Knapp; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • P. S. Knight; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • P. S. Knight; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Eliza Lanso; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Howard Latham; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Nellie Latham; account of what she gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • Ray Latham; account of what he gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • Caleb Libby (Star); June 21, 1871
  • Herbert Logan; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Amelia Marriner; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Evelena Marriner; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Abbie C. Marrow, Ridgefield, New Jersey (471 West 145 St, New York crossed out)
  • Mr. Maurison of 7 Benton Street, Stoneham, Massachusetts; perhaps Manual Maurison ?
  • Mary Maxwell; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Mr. M. C. McClister [?] of 7 Cedar Cliff Terrace, Medford, Massachusetts
  • Martha McDonald; "Bap. in Broad River at Hilton Head"; November 27, 1864
  • Hector Micha; "baptised in a creek at Rhett Place, Port Royal", in October 1864
  • Rynel Micha, or Agnes Micha; baptised at "Rhett Place, in a small creek", presumably September 11, 1864
  • Adam Middleton; [Baptised at] Rhett Place, Port Royal in a small creek", December 18, 1864
  • Linda Middleton; "these persons were baptized in a small creek of salt water making into Port Royal [?] S.C.  A large congregation present   June 13, 1864."
  • Robert Middleton; [Baptised at] Rhett Place, Port Royal in a small creek", December 18, 1864
  • Mrs. Rachel Miller; "Post Office address of persons to whom I intend to write".  William initially wrote an address of Franklin, Massachusetts, but revised it to South Jefferson, Maine.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mills; account of what they gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • Mrs. Mills; account of what she gave William F. Eaton at Christmas in 1900
  • Frank L. Minott; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • John W. Minott; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Mrs. Morehead; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Robert Morris; "baptised in a creek at Rhett Place, Port Royal", in October 1864
  • Aphie Moultrie; "baptised in a creek at Rhett Place, Port Royal", October 23, 1864
  • Mrs. G. C. Mountfort; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Mr. Newman; "The real statement, Figures furnished by Mr. Newman"
  • Florence Norcross of Oakley, Contra Costa, California
  • Mr. and Miss Norcross; account of what they gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • Norcross in Cal [presumably California]; account of what he gave William F. Eaton at Christmas in 1900
  • Mrs. M. A. Northrup; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Miss Grace Noyes; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • R. J. Noyes; account of what he gave William F. Eaton at Christmas in 1900
  • R. J. Noyes; "Statement of Business done for me by R. J. Noyes"; 1902
  • Frank C. Nutter; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Walter Nutter; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Miss Alma C. Osgood; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Star Page; money sent 
  • E. N. Perry; account of what he gave William F. Eaton at Christmas in 1900
  • E. N. Perry; to whom the Eatons sold eggs in 1901; presumably at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, or South Portland, Maine
  • Mrs. Perry; account of what she gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • A. C. Pettengell; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Alonzo Pettengell; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Mrs. M. E. Pettengell; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Mrs. Louisa H. Pillsbury; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Flora Pinkney; "these persons were baptized in a small creek of salt water making into Port Royal [?] S.C.  A large congregation present. June 13, 1864."
  • Peggy Pinkney; "Bap. in Broad River at Hilton Head"; November 27, 1864
  • Mrs. Jennie Pope; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Mrs. Pope; account of what she gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • Mrs. Pope; account of what she gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1900
  • Daniel Richardson; "Bap. in Broad River at Hilton Head"; November 27, 1864
  • Mrs. Richardson, 53 Cottage Street, Wyoming, Melrose, Massachusetts
  • Dinah Ring or Dinah King; "baptised in a creek at Rhett Place, Port Royal", October 23, 1864
  • J. H. Roberts; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Mr. John H. Roberts; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Rev. J. H. Roberts; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • John H. Roberts; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • J. H. Roberts; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • "Robinson family moved into my house in Cape Elizabeth on the 10 day of Oct. 1862.  Rent 50.00"
  • Delia H. Rogers of 2 Central Terrace, Melrose, Massachusetts
  • S. D. Rogers; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Mrs. Lizzie Rowe; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • C. H. Russell; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Nellie Russ; account of what she gave William F. Eaton at Christmas in 1900
  • Sampson Scott; "baptised in a creek at Rhett Place, Port Royal", October 23, 1864
  • Edna Seavey; account of what she gave William F. Eaton at Christmas in 1900
  • Edgar Kibbe Sellew of Box 76, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
  • Mr. Fred Shanning; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Mrs. Rachel Shannin [Shanning]; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Rachel Shanning; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Molly Shepherd; "baptised in a creek at Rhett Place, Port Royal", October 23, 1864
  • Sarra Shimer, or Larra Shimes [?]; "these persons were baptized in a small creek of salt water making into Port Royal [?] S.C.  A large congregation present." June 13, 1864."
  • Benjamin Simons [Simmons ?]; baptised October 9, 1864 at "Broad river, Drayton Plantation"
  • Mrs. Laura E. Simmons of Franklin, Massachusetts
  • Sarah Simmons [Simons ?]; baptised October 9, 1864 at "Broad river, Drayton Plantation"
  • Annie W. Small; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Rev. F. W. Smith; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • ? W. Smith [smear over given name; possibly Charles]; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • A. K. Soule; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Mrs. Soule; account of what she gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • Mary Spaeth [?] of Atkinson Depot, New Hampshire
  • Mrs. Stangon [?, perhaps Stanton]; account of what she gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • Clement Staples; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Ellen Staples; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Ellen Staples; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • H. L. Staples; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Mr. H. L. Staples, P.M.; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Hattie Staples; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Hattie Staples; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Jennie Staples; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Jennie Staples; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Mabel Staples; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Mabel Staples; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Mahitabel Staples; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Mahitable Staples; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Mrs. S. E. Stevens, 231 North Ave 21, East Los Angeles, California
  • Mrs. Stevens; account of what she gave William F. Eaton for Christmas in 1899
  • Mrs. Stiles; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Mrs. I. R. Thurston, or ? R. Thurston, of 38 Porter Street, Melrose, Massachusetts; perhaps Isabelle R. Thurston, wife of Daniel D. Thurston
  • Rev. A. C. Trafton; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Mrs. Turkington; account of what she gave William F. Eaton at Christmas in 1900
  • J. B. Waite of Hills Grove, Rhode Island
  • Charlotte Ward; "these persons were baptized in a small creek of salt water making into Port Royal [?] S.C.  A large congregation present. June 13, 1864."
  • James Ward; [Baptised at] Rhett Place, Port Royal in a small creek", December 18, 1864
  • Mrs. Annie Wass; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Miss Ruth Waterhouse; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Ruth Waterhouse; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Mrs. Alice Webb; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Miss Nellie Webb; "Persons in Knightsville to whom the Extra Tower was sent in July 1900." [South Portland, Maine]
  • Rosa Webster; "Names of persons to whom the Extra number of Zion's Watch Tower was sent, at Bowery Beach [Cape Elizabeth, Maine]
  • Mrs. H. M. Wells, 41 Maple Ave., Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Hannah Wheeler; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Mrs. Rose Wheeler; "Post office addresses of persons at Bowery Beach, Jan. 13 1900". Bowery Beach is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Lesley J. Whitney; "Copies of Tower furnished to Pleasantdale." [Once part of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland, Maine]
  • Harriet Williams; "these persons were baptized in a small creek of salt water making into Port Royal [?] S.C.  A large congregation present.  June 13, 1864."
  • June Young; baptised at "Rhett Place, in a small creek", presumably September 11, 1864