Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1913 Wedding Announcement of Hattie Mae Small & Eugene A. Drinkwater, Maine of Vassalboro, Maine, and Webster, Maine

Wedding announcement for Hattie Mae Small & Eugene A. Drinkwater, married at Tenants Harbor, Maine, on May 7, 1913.

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

Eugene A. Drinkwater, born about 1870, was the son of Daniel Drinkwater and Susan (Dennett) Drinkwater of Webster, Maine.  It appears that Eugene married twice.  On March 21, 1895 he married Statira A. Holbrook, born about 1878, daughter of Charles Holbrook and Abby (Tarr) Holbrook.  Eugene and Statira had children Leslie; Richard; Charlotte; and Raymond. Statira died on July 12, 1912 at Webster, Maine.

On May 7, 1913, Eugene married Hattie Mae Small. Hattie, the daughter of Harry Small and May (Bragg) Small, was born about 1892 at Vassalboro,  Maine.  Perhaps the wedding was held at Tenants Harbor because it's a scenic coastal location.  

The 1920 Census shows Eugene and Hattie living at Webster, Maine, with their son Edwin N. Drinkwater, born about 1915, and Eugene's son Raymond Drinkwater from his first marriage.

Eugene died in 1928 and is buried with Statira in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Sabattus, Maine.  Webster changed its name to Sabattus in 1971, in honor of an Anasagunticook Indian chief.

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

Whitman and Ellis families, Somerset County, Maine

Page of old snapshots of people in the Whitman family of Somerset County, Maine, including towns like Athens, Wellington, Solon, Harmony, Brighton, Norridgewock, Canaan, Mayfield, etc.

There's a 4-generation snapshot in color, possibly from the 1960s. The other photos are much older, mostly early 1900s.  [reader identification: left to right: Linwood Whitman, Nelson Whitman holding baby; Elwyn Whitman.] 

There's a small photo, "Aunt Elsie's Graduation Picture, taught school 45 years". This is Elsie Sarah Roberts, who married Nelson William Whitman. Elsie was born in 1901; Nelson was born in 1893. [her identity confirmed by a reader]

There's a baby picture of Lafforest (sp?) Ellis, shown at 2 months, 1917; don't know if that is his first name and surname or his first name and middle name, with the surname to be obvious to the person to whom the photo was given. [reader identification: this is Elwyn Whitman.]

There's a picture of Abbie Ellis in 1922. I believe this is Abby Whitman, sister of Nelson, who married Fred Almon Ellis. 

There's a picture of Abbie, Fred and Thelma, taken in Wellington at the Oscar Ward home. 

Finally, there's a picture of a middle aged woman and two older women with the ID: Jennie Whitman, A.M.E. and T.A.W.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights to any of the information presented here, please leave a comment or contact me directly.