Friday, July 23, 2010

c. 1890s photograph of Maple Point School, Robbinston, Maine; Lillian Daggett and Sadie Daggett

Circa 1890s photograph of students at the Maple Point School in Robbinston, Maine.  Maple Point is presumably the Maple Point in the southwestern part of the town, on Boyden Lake.

Handwriting on the reverse mentions "Misses Sadie and Lillian G. Daggett, South Robbinston, Washington County, Maine, P.O. Box 71".

Unfortunately, assuming that these two girls are actually in the photograph and not written merely as recipients, no positioning is given.

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

Sadie May Daggett (1885-1974) and Lillian Gertrude Daggett (1889-1979) were the daughters of George Albert and Harriet R. (Nodding or Noddin) Daggett.   

Sadie May Daggett married twice:
  1. Nathan C. Stanton, son of Jonathan William Stanton of South Thomaston, Maine
  2. Albert Ford Merrill, Jr., son of Albert F. and Abbie (Littlefield) Merrill of the Waterville, Maine area.  Sadie was Albert Ford Merrill's third wife.   Albert died in 1949 and Sadie in 1974.

Lillian Gertrude Daggett married Earl James Hancock, son of James and Cora Hancock, of the Waterville, Maine area.  They had at least two children.  In the 1930 Census, Lillian's mother Harriet is shown living with them in Waterville. Earl died in 1974 and Lillian in 1979.

During the 19th century, Robbinston was a shipbuilding center. William Wallace Bates and his father Stephen built ships there or near there before leaving for Wisconsin around the 1850s, where their Maine and Maritime designs revolutionized shipbuilding techniques on the Great Lakes.

If you have corrections, additional information and/or if you recognize any of the students, please leave a comment. 


  1. Those are my cousins and I believe my grandmother Eva also!!!

  2. Im wrtiing a book about my grandmothers family, who came from Marthas Vineyard... our descendents from there are Wampoanoag Indians :)

  3. im sorry.. i mean our ancestor from there