Friday, December 31, 2010

1887 Page Signed by Isaac Sheldon of Waldo, Maine, in autograph bk of Bertha Clements, Waldo Center, Maine

Above is an image of the page signed by Isaac Sheldon of Waldo, Maine, on January 16, 1887, in the autograph book of Bertha Clements of Waldo Center, Maine.

From online research, hopefully correct:

Isaac Sheldon was born 17 April 1869 at Knox, Maine, the son of William C. and Rosetta (Smith) Sheldon.   I haven't yet learned the names of the parents of William C. Sheldon.  Isaac's maternal grandparents were Abner Ford Smith and his wife Mary C. (Mixer) Smith, both of Waldo County, Maine.  Mary C. Mixer's parents were George S. and Mary Polly (Crooks) Mixer, who show up in the family trees of several of the autograph book's signers.

In 1895 Isaac Sheldon married Florence A. Stephenson, who was born in May of 1873 in Maine, the daughter of Zenas and Mary Estelle (Stevens) Stephenson.  I found Mary Estelle's maiden name on the birth record of her son Arthur Joseph Stephenson, who was born 4 September 1869.  [The Maine birth and death records that have recently gone online are treasure troves of information, on a par with the wonderful Maine Marriages online database.]

Isaac and Florence were living in Belfast, Maine, during the 1900 Census, but by 1910 they had moved to Auburn, Maine.  I found at least two children for them, both daughters.  Florence died in Auburn on 13 July 1914.  I don't have a date of death for Isaac.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

Here are images of the front cover of Bertha's autograph book and the page she signed herself.

The signers: [Click on the names in bold for a post featuring their autograph pages and genealogy.]

Bertha Clements signed her first name on the inside cover and her name and address on the first page
"Mother", who was Maria F. (Mixer) Clement of Waldo
Robert Clements, Waldo, Maine, 1891
Frank Blood, friend, 1887
Percy W. Clements, Waldo, Maine
Belle M. Clements, Bertha's sister
Florence A. Roberts, friend, 1891
Burton A. Curtis, friend, 1887
Melvin George Rolerson, Waldo, Maine, 1891
Laura J. Blood, East Knox, Maine
Isaac G. Sanborn, Waldo, Maine, 1891
Georgia, Bertha's friend
Lydia Clements, Bertha's cousin, 1891
Ethel Foss, Brooks, Maine, 1889
Phebe Paul, Waldo, Maine, 1889
? Clements, Bertha's cousin, Waldo, 1891
Bertha, Bertha's friend, 1887
C. E. Whitcomb, friend
Edna Reynolds, Waldo, Maine 1891
John D. Fraser, Pictou, Nova Scotia
Angie M. Sanborn, Waldo, Maine, 1891
Carrie S. Nickerson, Waldo, Maine, 1888
Jabie Clement (?), Bertha's cousin, 1889
Castanous Merrill Smalley, Waldo, Maine, 1891
Isaac Sheldon, Waldo, Maine, 1887
Ida Whitcomb, schoolmate, Waldo, Maine, 1889
Esther Clements, Bertha's sister, Waldo, Maine, 1887
Lela, Bertha's friend, Waldo, Maine, 1887
A. M. Patterson, Bertha's brother - I assume brother-in-law, Whiting Iowa, 1887
Effie Dell Rolerson, friend, Waldo, Maine, 1889
Ida Rolerson, friend, 1887
Lulu R. Cammett (?), Waldo, Maine
Delbert Joel Rolerson, Waldo, Maine, 1891
Ella F. Whitcomb, Waldo, 1890
Verie, Bertha's schoolmate, 1887
George H. Clements, Bertha's schoolmate, Waldo, Maine, 1890
Ellen M. Camett (?), Bertha's cousin, Waldo, Maine, 1889
Ernest L. Curtis, Bertha's friend, 1890
Irvin L. Curtis, Waldo, Maine
Everett Clements, Waldo, Maine
Rachel, Bertha's schoolmate, 1887
Berie Melcher (?), Waldo, Maine
Mary D. Smith, Waldo, Maine
Grace, friend, 1887

A map of the Waldo, Maine area:

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