Monday, April 30, 2012

Photograph of Elmira Sprowl of Appleton, Maine as elderly Mrs. Marcus Vose

Photograph of an elderly woman identified on reverse as Elmira Sprowl Vose.  The photograph was taken by the Howe studio of Pittsfield, Maine.

From online research, hopefully correct:

Elmira Sprowl was born 7 January 1823 at Appleton, Maine, daughter of John and Abigail (Thompson) Sprowl, who were each born in Bristol, Maine.  Her paternal grandparents were John and Mercy Mary (Goudy) Sprowl.  Her maternal grandparents were Miles and Miriam (Foster) Thompson.

On 30 September 1853, Elmira became the second wife of Marcus Vose.  He was born 11 November 1803 at Thomaston, Maine, son of Ebenezer and Nancy (Lermond) Vose, who were born in Cushing, Maine, and Warren, Maine, respectively.

Marcus' first wife was Hannah Rowell, born about 1806 at Montville, Maine, daughter of Jacob and Lucia (Vining) Rowell.  Marcus and Hannah married 12 May 1827 at Montville and had at least eight children before Hannah died in 1849.

Marcus and Elmira had at least one child, a daughter May Abbie Vose or Abbie Mae Vose, born 1 October 1858 at Montville, Maine.  She married Charles Howard and had at least one child, son Loren Howard, born in 1883.

The 1900 Census of Montville, Maine shows the Howard family, with Elmira living with them.  By the time of the 1910 Census, I think she was still living with the Howard family, but she was indexed incorrectly.  Elmira died not long after, on 16 October 1911.

If you have any corrections or insights regarding any of the information provided here, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Appleton, Maine: [Zoom out once to bring Montville into the frame.]

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