Thursday, December 30, 2010

Page of Ethel Maud Foss, Brooks, Maine in Autograph Book of Bertha Clements, Waldo Center, Maine

Page signed by Ethel Foss of Brooks, Maine, in 1889, in the autograph book of Bertha Clements of Waldo Center, Maine.

From online research, hopefully correct:

Ethel Maud Foss was born 29 July 1869 in Maine, the daughter of Samuel and Harriet Robinson (Jones) Foss, both born in Waldo County.  Her paternal grandparents were Samuel and Dorothy Ryan Foss.  Her maternal grandparents were Daniel and Sarah Ann (Austin) Jones.

She married Eldred Edward McKie, who was born 23 August 1864 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of William and Sarah Ann (Burke) McKie of Prince Edward Island, who had emigrated to Massachusetts.  His paternal grandparents were Edward and Sarah (Needham) McKie.  His maternal grandparents were Richard William and Ellen Helen (Douglas) Burke.

Eldred Everett McKie and his wife Ethel Maud (Foss) McKie had two sons, I believe; William S. McKie and Edward Foss McKie.  In the 1900 Census, the family was living in Southborough, Massachusetts.  Ethel died on 13 April 1905 at Southborough.  In the 1910 Census, Eldred and his two sons were living in Spokane, Washington.  Eldred died in Massachusetts on 11 April 1914.

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

Below are images of the front of the autograph book and the page that owner Bertha Clements signed.

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 Brooks, Maine:

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  1. This post caught my eye. I have both Mixer and Foss grandparents in my ancestry.

  2. George S. Mixer appears in the genealogy of some of the other autograph book signers as well. Check the archive of posts on the autograph book of Bertha Clements for any names that look familiar. Thanks for taking the time to comment!