Elongated cabinet card of a nattily dressed man identified on reverse as Fred Doe. The photograph was taken at the studio of Levi Morse of Thomaston, Maine. The man is decked out in fur hat, fancy fur-trimmed coat and prominent ring.
From online research, hopefully correct:
Frederick Benson Doe was born about 1857 in Thomaston, Maine, the son of Judge Ezekiel Doe and wife Sarah Louise Andrews. His paternal grandparents were James and Betsey Eliza (Myrick) Doe. His maternal grandparents were Marshall and Zilpha (Benson) Andrews.
He grew up in Thomaston, Maine, and in 1890 married Lillian Murch, who was born about 1865 in New Hampshire. I don't have further information on her parents, or if Murch was, in fact, her maiden name. According to the Census, her father was born in Wales, and her mother in New Hampshire.
I found at least one child for them, Lillian, born about 1892 in Alabama. The family was living in Brooklyn, New York in the 1900-1920 Censuses, where Frederick was engaged in the dry goods business.
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A map of Thomaston, Maine:
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