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.


  1. This is my family tree, and I was wondering if you had more information.

  2. Thanks for commenting. I don't have much on this family except what I needed to find for this blog post. Everything came from online research, either from one of the subscription services or from or from google searches. You will be amazed at what you can find for free online, though there's much more available that isn't yet online - and you have to vet a lot of what you find because of unintentional errors, transcription errors, assumptions, etc. Some of the subscription services have a free trial, as long as two weeks - take advantage of a free trial when you have some free time coming up, and remember to end your subscription before the trial period is over so that you don't get charged, unless you want to keep going. Most of the subscription services save your work even after the trial is over, and you can look at it, though maybe not edit it or add to it, and it's there whenever you re-subscribe. If you're in the central Maine area, there's a wonderful genealogy resource at Taconnett Falls Genealogy Library at Winslow - lots of resources, helpful members. Open only on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Good luck!