Thursday, April 1, 2010

1898 Olamon School Souvenir, Olamon, Maine

Souvenir from 1898/99 of School District No. 3 at Olamon, Maine, with the names of the teacher, Budd W. Tuck, the superintendent Dora B. Folsom, and the students, listed below.
  • Beckwith, Beryl G.
  • Burr, Maude M.
  • Burr, Margie R.
  • Burr, Jesse E.
  • Burr, Warren T.
  • Bailey, Joseph D.
  • Bailey, Herbert B.
  • Clark, Mertie E.
  • Dennis, Walter C.
  • Harriman, Annie E.
  • Harriman, Sadie M.
  • Harriman, Florence E.
  • Harriman, Lewis W.
  • Harriman, Arthur B.
  • Littlefield, Henry A.
  • Loring, Mary E.
  • Loring, Phoebe F.
  • Loring, George M.
  • Mahawk, Gertrude L.
  • Nickerson, Walter R.
  • Ogden, Phoebe G.
  • Ogden, Adelia M.
  • Ogden, Bennie F.
  • Peavey, Bertha E. - see the comments section for more information
  • Polk, Estella M.
  • Sanborn, Marcia E.
  • Sanborn, Earl F.
  • Wentworth, Earl K.

From brief online research on some of the sets of siblings - hopefully correct:

The Burr children were the offspring of Adoniram and Susan (Kennedy) Burr. There was another child, Lloyd Adoniram Burr, but he was too young to be in school at the time of this souvenir.

The Harriman children were the offspring of Albion and Lillian E. (Kennedy) Harriman. Interestingly, Susan and Lillian Kennedy were sisters.

The Loring children were the offspring of Joseph Mitchell and Phoebe (Manchester) Loring of Hancock and Penobscot counties. Their grandfather was the noted Frank "Big Thunder" Loring.

The other family with 3 or more children at the school was the Ogden family, and I can't seem to find anything on them.

If you have information on any of the people mentioned on this souvenir, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


  1. Bertha Emily Peavey, daughter of George and Maria (Doyle) Peavey
    born April 2, 1886 in Olamon, ME
    married Edward Weyman Helms
    died November 6, 1970 in Meriden, CT

    1. Thanks for adding this additional information - have noted so in the post itself

  2. Lloyd Adoniram Burr was my great grandfather. Thank you for sharing this information.