Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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

1880s autograph album of Nettie A. Parmenter of China, Maine.  The album is nearly full of signatures of relatives and friends, mostly in the China, Maine, area.   Full list of signers below.

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.  Joseph Shepard Parmenter's parents were Danforth and Sally (Creasy) Parmenter, born in Norton, Massachusetts, and Palermo, Maine, respectively.

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

Other Parmenters who signed 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.

List of signers, 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
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
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

Scans of all of the pages can be seen here at the Maine and Maritime Canada Genealogy network.

A map of China, Maine:

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