Monday, January 31, 2011

1903 Photograph of William Bruce Burns, b. 1880 Fort Fairfield, Maine

Photograph of young man identified on reverse as W. B. Burns of Fort Fairfield, Maine.  The photograph was taken by a Bangor, Maine, studio and was possibly taken as a result of his graduation from the University of Maine, Orono, Maine.

On the reverse is this handwriting: W. B. Burns, Phi Gamma Delta, U of M, 1903. Ft. Fairfield, Me.  You can also see a faint image of a photograph that was stored against this one, a photograph that I don't have, unfortunately.

From online research, hopefully correct:

William Bruce Burns was born 14 February 1880 at Fort Fairfield, Maine, the son of Francis Wesley Burns and his wife Eliza Nichols Slocomb.  His paternal grandparents were William Henry Burns, born in Ireland, and Adelaide (Murphy) Burns.  His maternal grandparents were Caleb Edgar Slocomb and his wife Adeline (Baker) Slocomb.

On 24 September 1902 at Fort Fairfield, Maine, he married Cora Mabel White, who was born 10 November 1880 at Fort Fairfield, Maine, the daughter of William J. and Emmeline (Barnes) White.  Her paternal grandparents were William and Bridget (Cane possibly) White.  Her maternal grandparents were Joseph and Sarah (Kinney) Barnes.

William and Cora Barnes lived at Fort Fairfield at least through the 1930 Census, when I lost track of them until their deaths, which occurred in 1958 at Augusta, Maine, for William and in 1961 at Gardiner, Maine, for Cora.  They raised a family of at least 8 children, it appears.

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

Please visit the page made for William Bruce Burns and Cora Mabel White at the Maine and Maritime Canada Genealogy network.

A map of Fort Fairfield, Maine:

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