Sunday, January 20, 2013

Photograph of Whitman Porter Lord, born at Burlington, Maine, at the Age of Six Months

1905 Photograph of a baby identified on the reverse as Whitman Porter Lord at the age of six months.  No photographer's imprint.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome!]

Whitman Porter Lord was born 15 March 1905 at Burlington, Maine, the son of Lucien Hathorn Lord and Ruth Elizabeth "Daisy" (Hunt) Lord, who were born at Burlington, Maine, and Boston, Massachusetts, respectively.

Whitman's paternal grandparents were George Washburn Lord and Lucy M. (Scammon) Lord.  His maternal grandparents were James Albert Hunt and Marenia Frances (Paige) Hunt.  Alternatively, I found references online to Marenia Oakes (Page) Hunt.

On 17 September 1932, Whitman Porter Lord married Ora May Bean, daughter of Melvin Thomas Bean and Lillian M. (Waid) Bean, who were born at Shirley, Maine, and at Fitch Bay, Quebec, respectively.   From what I read online, true or not, Lillian's father was born Joel E. Waid, but later took the name Charles Lester Winn.

By 1935, Whitman Porter Lord and Ora May (Bean) Lord were  living at Bangor, Maine.  I don't know if they had children or not.  There were none listed with them in the 1940 Census of Bangor, where Whitman was working as a truck driver for a wholesale grocery supplier.

Whitman died in 1977, and Ora in 1978.

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

Burlington, Maine [Zoom out two clicks to see Bangor, Maine, to the southwest.]

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  1. Hello...I am interested in purchasing this photo if available. Marenia Oakes Page is my third great aunt and Whitman is my second cousin 2x removed.

  2. Sorry to miss your comment; have just sent you an email.