Cabinet photograph of a man identified on the reverse as Hyram Fernald; the photograph was taken at the Lamson studio at Portland, Maine. I believe the man was Hiram Vinal Fernald (1856-1912).
See other posts that feature Hiram's relatives:
- Photograph of Louise Mariah Mullin, future Wife of Abraham Lincoln Young of Lincolnville, Maine. Louise's father Perez Babbidge Mullin, and Hiram Vinal Fernald's mother, Sarah M. (Mullin) Fernald, were siblings. Louise's mother, Mary Hall (Fernald) Mullin, and Hiram Vinal Fernald's father, David Lane Fernald, were siblings. Louise and Hiram were double first cousins.
- Baby photograph of Rev. Elbridge Fernald Stoneham. Elbridge's mother, Alice Gertrude (Fernald) Stoneham, was Hiram Vinal Fernald's youngest sister. Rev. Elbridge Fernald Stoneham was Hiram's nephew and Louise Mariah (Mullin) Young's first cousin, once removed.
From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:
Assuming I have the correct Hyram/Hiram, Hiram V. Fernald was born May 23, 1856 at Rockport, Maine, son of David Lane Fernald and Sarah M. (Mullin) Fernald. On April 19, 1893 at Portland, Maine, Hiram married Martha Jane Skillings, "Jennie", daughter of Edward Preble Skillings and Hannah J. (Berry) Skillings of Portland, Maine.
From the 1902 Maine Register, State Year-Book and Legislative Manual:
In a sketch of Hiram's brother, George N. Fernald, in Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the State of Maine, published in 1903, is mention that Hiram Vinal Fernald and wife Jennie had no children. Hiram, who died in 1912, and Jennie, who died in 1902, are buried in Evergreen Cemetery at Portland, Maine.
If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.
Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900
Maine Marriages Records, 1713-1922
Maine, Death Records, 1761-1922
Maine Death Records, 1670-1921