Friday, August 6, 2010

Hilda Weston, photo as a young girl, Pittsfield, Massachusetts studio

Photograph of Hilda Weston, taken by a studio in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.   Identification on reverse dates the photograph at about 1900.

From researching online, I believe this is the Hannah Weston who was born 14 June 1896 in Massachusetts, the daughter of William L. and Mary Weston, both of whom were born in England in the 1850s.  Apparently they first emigrated to Canada, as two of their daughters gave their birth location as Canada English.  Sometime between 1885 and 1888, William and Mary Weston left Canada for the United States, as their subsequent daughters were born in Massachusetts, including Hilda, the last child that I could find.

As late as the 1930 Census, Hilda was living with her parents in Lenox, Massachusetts.  I found a death record for her with the last name of Butler, but I have no information on her husband(s).  

Hilda's sisters were Mary, born in January of 1884; Eliza, born in May of 1885; Florence Evelyn, born in April of 1888; and Edith, born in April of 1891.  I found a Florence Evelyn Weston who married Paul F. Lange of Maine, but I'm not sure this is the same person.

Hopefully someone familiar with the Weston family will find this post and be able to clear up some of the mystery.  I'd like to know more about Hilda's parents William and Mary, and also about Hilda's own life and that of her sisters.  If you have information to share, I'd love to hear from you.

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