Wednesday, December 28, 2011

1880s Autograph Album of Nettie A. Parmenter of China, Maine

1880s autograph album of Nettie A. Parmenter (1869-1889) of China, Maine.  The album is nearly full of sentiments of relatives and friends, mostly in the China, Maine, area. 
An alphabetical list of the inscribers appears at the end of this post.

Note: I found this branch of the Parmenter family also spelled as Parmeter.

Nettie A. Parmenter was born about 1869 in Maine, the daughter of Joseph Shepard Parmenter and Ada A. (Porter) Parmenter.  

Nettie died on 16 September 1889 and is buried at Branch Mills, Maine.  Strangely, a couple of the pages in the autograph album are dated 1897.  One of these was signed by "friend", and possibly cousin, Mildred Parmenter of Branch Mills.  Apparently someone took over the album after Nettie's death.

The autograph album was presented to Nettie by her father, Joseph Shepard Parmenter, as a Christmas gift in 1882.  

Nettie's brother, Shepherd George Parmenter, also inscribed a page in her album.  I found later records giving his name as Shepard George Parmenter.

Other Parmenters who inscribed pages in the album include Mattie, who called herself Nettie's cousin, and Carrie and Mildred, who called themselves her friend, though they could have been cousins as well.

If you have information to share on any of the people mentioned, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.

List of Inscribers in alphabetical, not page, order:
  • Lizzie Ames of Unity, Maine
  • Rosa Ames of Unity, Maine
  • Seth G. Ames of Unity, Maine
  • Annie Banton of Palermo, Maine
  • J. A. Beale of Augusta, Maine
  • Annie W. Bean of China, Maine
  • Mina L. Bean of China, Maine
  • Tommy Britt
  • Mrs. Robert Cleave of Hallowell, Maine
  • Joseph Cony of Augusta, Maine
  • Harry Coughlin of Fargo, Dakota
  • Myrtie Crummett of China, Maine
  • Herbert E. Davis of Windsor, Maine
  • Carrie A. Dodge of China, Maine
  • Ella A. Dow of China, Maine
  • Eva C. Dow of China, Maine
  • F. B. Dow of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jesse C. Dow of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mary R. Dow of China, Maine
  • Villa G. Dow of China, Maine
  • Alston M. Dowe of China, Maine
  • Charles E. Dowe of Branch Mills, Maine
  • Rosa F. Drake of Palermo, Maine
  • Bertha C. Farris of China, Maine
  • Mattie J. Fisher of Augusta, Maine
  • Daniel Foster of Palermo, Maine
  • George L. French of Bangor, Maine
  • O. S. French of Bangor, Maine
  • Charles H. Furbish of Bangor, Maine
  • Minnie S. Gardner of Palermo, Maine
  • Grace M. Goddard of China, Maine
  • Hattie B. Goddard
  • Olive A. Gould of Albion, Maine
  • Fred E. Handy of China, Maine
  • C. G. Hayes of Augusta, Maine
  • George E. Hewitt of Somerset, Kentucky
  • Eld Jere Hill of Goodwins Mills, Maine
  • Mary Hyland of Augusta, Maine
  • Illegible
  • Iva of Branch Mills, Maine
  • Fred A. Johnson of China, Maine
  • Mrs. F. A. Johnson of China, Maine
  • Dora A. Jones of South China, Maine
  • Gulielma Jones of South China, Maine
  • J. A. Jones of South China, Maine
  • Lincoln Jones of South China, Maine
  • Mary Kelly of Augusta, Maine
  • Alex Kersting of Brooklyn, New York
  • Mrs. George Lackome of Waterville, Maine
  • Lena
  • Mary, illegible
  • Alice M. McConnell of Monticello, Maine
  • Lillian A. McCurdy
  • Maria F. Mitchell of Branch Mills, Maine
  • Ida M. Moore of Augusta, Maine
  • May Morse of Waterville, Maine
  • Charity Mosher, penned at Lakeside Campground
  • Georgia E. Norris of Hallowell, Maine
  • C. F. Osgood of Palermo, Maine
  • George E. Osgood of Palermo, Maine
  • Carrie Parmenter of China, Maine
  • Joseph Shepard Parmenter of China, Maine
  • Mattie E. Parmenter of China, Maine
  • Mildred Parmenter of Branch Mills, Maine
  • Nettie A. Parmenter of China, Maine
  • Shepherd G. Parmenter of Branch Mills, Maine
  • Amanda J. Pinkham of Branch Mills, Maine
  • W. E. Pinkham of China, Maine
  • Albion S. Prescott of Auburn, Maine
  • Cressie H. Prescott of Auburn, Maine
  • Myra D. Shorey of Augusta, Maine
  • Josie S. Small of Palermo, Maine
  • W. W. Small, Esq.
  • Clyde O. Spaulding of China, Maine
  • Frank P. Spaulding of China, Maine
  • Henry M. Sprague of Auburn, Maine
  • Annie Stone of Augusta, Maine
  • Charles L. Sweetland of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Lilla Roberts Tenney of Strafford Corner, New Hampshire
  • Nelson E. Terry of London, England
  • Arthur C. Titcomb of Augusta, Maine
  • Mrs. Frank P. Tobey of Palermo, Maine
  • Virgil E. Tronant of Windsor, Maine
  • Charles M. Turner of Palermo, Maine
  • Delia A. Turner of Somerville, Maine
  • J. L. Turner of China, Maine
  • Lilla A. Turner of Somerville, Maine
  • Minnie A. Whitten of Montville, Maine
  • Hattie A. Willey of Cornville, Maine
  • Bertell F. Worthing of Palermo, Maine
  • Carrie P. Worthing of Palermo, Maine
  • Edson L. Worthing of Palermo, Maine
  • Lucia A. Worthing of Palermo, Maine
  • Mabel J. Worthing of Palermo, Maine
  • Merton F. Worthing of Palermo, Maine
  • Nellie E. Worthing of Palermo, Maine

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