Wednesday, April 25, 2012

c1907 Photograph of Ralph Lysander Sukeforth, native of Appleton, Maine

Photograph of Ralph L. Sukeforth; no photographer's imprint.  

From online research, hopefully correct:

I believe this is Ralph Lysander Sukeforth, born 17 August 1877 at Appleton, Maine, son of Benjamin and Leantha (Stover) Sukeforth, both Appleton, Maine natives.  Ralph appears to be about 20 years of age in the photograph, so perhaps it was taken about 1907, or maybe earlier when he graduated from high school.

His paternal grandparents were Bartholomew and Rhoda Ann (Luce) Sukeforth.  His maternal grandparents were Jacob and Nancy J. (Fuller) Stover.

Ralph apparently moved to Massachusetts as a young man, where he married Genevieve E. McDermott on 29 June 1909 at Brockton, Massachusetts.  She was born about 1890 at Sandwich, Massachusetts, the daughter of William and Mary (McHugh) McDermott.

I found the couple, with a son, living in Brockton in the 1920 Census and in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts in the 1930 Census.  Ralph worked in a shoe shop in the area.  Ralph died in 1965.

Map of Appleton, Maine

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Brockton and East Bridgewater, Massachusetts:

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