Monday, November 26, 2012

1908 RPPC of a Sister of Matilda Young, at Camden, Maine

Real photo postcard mailed in 1908 from Nebraska [or possibly New Brunswick, though there's a US stamp on it] to "Sis" Tillie Young at Arequipa Cottage at Camden, Maine, and forwarded to Bangor, Maine, in care of E. F. Dillingham.

Tillie may have had up to eight siblings, some of them sisters.  Because the photograph shows a woman, I'm assuming that the card was sent by one of her sisters, but I suppose it could have been sent by a brother.

The 1910 Census of Bangor, Maine, shows a Matilda Young living as a servant in the household of Edwin F. and Julia Dillingham.  The Census indicates that Matilda was born in Canada and that her parents were born there as well.  

Incidentally, Arequipa Cottage was built for the Dillinghams on their property at Dillingham's Point (originally known as Ogier's Point) at Camden, Maine.

Perhaps Tillie was Alfreda Matilda Young, daughter of George Daniel Young and third wife Elizabeth Ann (Harnish) Young of Nova Scotia.   Alfreda Matilda Young married Horace Sawyer Leadbetter, son of Isaac and Jennie (Sawyer) Leadbetter of North Haven, Maine, on 26 December 1910 at Bangor, Maine.

They were enumerated on the US Censuses of Camden, Maine, from 1920-1940.  Horace was a fisherman and marine engineer.

As an alternative, there was a Matilda C. Young at Camden, Maine, the daughter of Linneus and Catherine Young.  Census records indicate she was born in Maine of parents born in Maine and Ohio.

If you can clarify the identity of Tillie Young, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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