Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Photograph of Howard L. Churchill, Class of 1901 Hebron Academy, Maine

Photograph of Howard L. Churchill, Class of 1901 at Hebron Academy, Hebron, Maine.  The photograph was taken by the Howard studio of Lewiston, Maine.

From online research, hopefully correct, and hopefully with the correct Howard L. Churchill.  The Howard I've outlined below was born in 1877, which seems a bit old for someone from the Class of 1901, but I didn't find anyone more apt.  Please let me know if you have another option.

Howard Lincoln Churchill was born 25 July 1877 at Buckfield, Maine, the son of Asaph and Sarah Frances (Murch) Churchill.  His paternal grandparents were Martin and Betsy (Churchill) Churchill.  His maternal grandparents were Benjamin Bailey Murch and his wife Mary Bird (Faunce) Murch.  

On 25 July 1906, at Portland, Maine, Howard Lincoln Churchill married Lila Belle Fletcher.  She was born in May of 1881, the daughter of Gideon and Laura E. (Keene) Fletcher.  Her paternal grandparents were Daniel and Mary (Stetson) Fletcher. I haven't as yet found her maternal grandparents.

I found some online trees with different parents for Lila Belle Fletcher, but thanks to recently available Maine Marriage Records 1705-1922, her parents were listed as Gideon and Laura E. Keene, both born in Buckfield, Maine.  

Note: for some reason, the powers that be chose not to index the maiden name of the mother in this database, so be sure to view the original document.  As if that weren't enough, in this case, the father's first name was indexed incorrectly as Gideau.

Howard and Lila lived in Massachusetts and New York.  I found them in the 1910 Census in Massachusetts and in the 1920 and 1930 Censuses in Glens Falls, New York.  Howard died in 1943.  I don't have a date of death for Lila.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented here, or if you think the photograph is of another Howard L. Churchill, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks.

For more information, see the page for Howard Lincoln Churchill and his wife Lila Belle Fletcher at the Maine and Maritime Canada Genealogy network.

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