Saturday, November 24, 2012

1903 Photograph of Lena Alice Davis of Auburn, Maine

1903 photograph of Lena A. Davis, taken by the Harry L. Plummer studio of Lewiston, Maine.

The image above was enhanced to highlight the handwriting, although the initials at the extreme left are still obscure.  My leaning, and that of a reader, is that they are E. L., representing Edward Little High School at Auburn, Maine. 

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Lena Alice Davis was born 6 March 1886 at Auburn, Maine, the daughter of Freeman George Davis and Mary A. (Stanchfield) Davis.  

Freeman George Davis, who became a successful businessman in Auburn, Maine, was born 17 July 1865 at Sangerville, Maine, in Piscataquis County, son of George W. and Philena (Carle) Davis.

Mary A. Stanchfield was born in October 1859, the daughter of Walter Frank Stanchfield and Eliza F. (Rice) Stanchfield.  Her parents also had ties to Piscataquis County, Maine, and Auburn, Maine.

On 2 June 1906, Lena Alice Davis married John Harry Dailey, son of Thomas Jefferson Dailey and Martha Savage (Leavitt) Dailey.  He was born 1 January 1872 in Maine.

The couple had at least one child.  They were living at Lewiston, Maine, as late as 1930.

If you have corrections to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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