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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Calling card of Mrs. William E. Leighton, possibly Pembroke, Maine
I believe this is the calling card of Mrs. William Eldon Leighton of Pembroke, Maine.
She was Josephine Maria Leavitt, born in 1843 in Pembroke, Maine, the daughter of George Washington and Theresa or Thurza Ruth (Stoddard) Leavitt. Josephine married William Eldon Leighton, who was born in 1840 in Pembroke, Maine, the son of Isaiah and Sarah (Hatch) Leighton.
William Eldon Leighton commanded the local contingent that fought in the Civil War; he was thereafter known as Captain. He owned the Leighton Organ Company and made other instruments as well. One of his best known customers was Charles Best, co-inventor of insulin. Charles Best grew up in Pembroke.
I wasn't able to find any offspring for William and Josephine.
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