1880s autograph album of Sadie J. Hubbard of Danville Junction, Maine, presented to her on July 14, 1885. Danville and Danville Junction are located at Auburn, Maine.
The album is approximately 7" x 4-1/2" and contains pages signed by about 30 people, plus several other pages that contain family information. An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.
There's also a loose scrap that explains it was found with the last mitting [knitting ?] of Sadie's mother, Rhoda Jane (Berry) Hubbard, in 1915. Sadly, there was no knitting found with the album.
Sadie's mother Rhoda Jane (Berry) Hubbard signed the first page after the title page, at Danville, Maine, on July 18, 1885.
Several of Sadie's siblings and cousins, and the man she would marry, signed pages in her album.
Sadie's younger brother Freddie signed a page at Wayne, Maine. He was Fred Augustus Hubbard, born 21 September 1872 at Palmyra, Maine.
Interestingly, another post features the autograph album kept by Freddie's daughter Alma M. Hubbard while she was a student at Nasson College in Springvale, Maine, from 1908 on. Aunt Sadie signed a page! She would have been Sadie J. (Hubbard) Lawrence by then. Another of the pages in the album was signed by Alma's grandmother at Danville, Maine, likely Rhoda Jane (Berry) Hubbard. There's another page signed by Grandma, which could have been Rhoda again, or Alma's maternal grandmother.
Back to Sadie's album:
Sadie's sister Alma Ellen (Hubbard) Corson signed a page in Sadie's album. The page contains several notations about visits by Alma to her family after she married Gideon Wells Corson and moved to Wisconsin.
And my favorite page in the album, signed by Sadie's future husband Albion Paris Lawrence, on August 8, 1885.
Other relatives and friends who signed in Sadie's album are listed below.
From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]
Sadie Jane Hubbard was born 18 September 1867 at Palmyra, Maine, the daughter of Charles Horace Hubbard and Rhoda Jane (Berry) Hubbard, who were natives of Greene, Maine.
Sadie's paternal grandparents were Philip and Keziah N. (Murray) Hubbard. Her maternal grandparents were John and Sarah (Ramsdell) Berry.
On 18 September 1888 at Auburn, Maine, Sadie Jane Hubbard married Albion Paris Lawrence, son of Alfred E. and Mary (Goodwin) Lawrence. He was born, I believe, on 1 January 1862 at Fairfield, Maine.
No children were listed for Paris and Sadie on any of the Censuses, and I didn't notice a birth record for children with those parents, though I could have missed a record or records. Albion died in 1953, and Sadie in 1956.
If you have corrections to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly. Thanks!
Alphabetical list of signers [Note: given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]
- Henrietta L. Allen, signed on March 8, 1887 at Fairfield, Maine "When weary of waiting when friends are untrue And heavy the work your hands find to do, You still have the promise forever in ? There is a beautiful "Golden Sometime"
- Fred Allen of Fairfield, Maine, signed on March 8, 1887
- Joseph T. Allen of Fairfield, Maine, signed on March 8, 1887
- Orlando Bowman; lists his death as 28 December 1915
- Abbie A. Clark, signed at Danville Junction, Maine, on August 28,1885. "Your Friend"
- George H. Clark, signed on January 26, 1883 [predates the album - is pasted on a page] "Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close. Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose - H. W. L. - The Village Blacksmith" [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]
- Alma E. Corson, Sadie's older sister Alma E. (Hubbard) Corson, wife of Gideon Wells Corson, who "Left Danville Junction Nov. 17th 1909. Various notes on the page indicate later dates that Alma visited her sister.
- Tina M. Gee of Portland, Maine, signed on August 28,1886. Possibly Justina M. Gee, daughter of Isaac and Martha Gee "Yours sincerely although merely" [Her name covered by a Victorian scrap]
- Lizzie M. Goss, signed at Danville Junction, Maine, on Sept.3, 1885 "Your Friend"
- Orville P. Goss of Danville Junction, Maine, signed on 27 May 1887
- Sadie J. Hubbard of Danville Junction, Maine, signed 14 July 1885; album owner
- Sadie's mother Rhoda Jane (Berry) Hubbard signed a page at Danville, Maine, on July 18, 1885. "May purities white robe be spread In Ample fullness round thy form. The choicest of earth's gifts be shed. Life's sunshine thine without the storm. Mother"
- Freddie, signed at Wayne, Maine, on 23 November 1885. "Your Brother" Fred Augustus Hubbard, Sadie's younger brother
- Keziah N. Hubbard of Palmyra, Maine - page pasted in the album with her birth and death dates
- Viola E. Hunnewell of South Danville, Maine, signed on April 26, 1887. "To Sadie [underneath a Victorian scrap], When rocks and hills divide us And your form I cannot see, Please take your pen and paper And write a line to me."
- Mary F. H. Jackson of Danville Junction, Maine, signed at South Paris, Maine, on 23/12/85. "May the wing of your happiness never lose a feather. Your friend"
- Georgina Jackson of Danville, Maine, signed on May 27, 1887. "Your loving friend"
- Paris Lawrence, signed at Danville Junction, Maine, on Aug. 8, 1885. A full page of sentiments from Sadie's future husband Albion Paris Lawrence
- Mrs. Lizzie Miller, birth day August 22, was 73 years old, 1912 [not written by Lizzie]
- Lucy Phillips, signed at Danville Junction, Maine, on October 19, 1885. "May your life be long and happy, May your friends be kind and true; May you enter gates of heaven When your work on earth is through. Your Friend"
- William H. Plummer, signed at Auburn, Maine
- Carrie E. Plummer of Auburn, Maine, signed on May 15, 1887 "May your life have enough clouds to make a beautiful sunset"
- Frederic W. Plummer of Auburn, Maine, signed on June 3, 1887
- Edith Foster Pushaw, born May 28, 1871, visited us September 1912, aged 41 years [not written by Edith]
- Abbie Foster Robb, born June 22, 1872 [not written by Abbie]
- Blanch A. Robinson of Danville Junction, Maine, signed on October 19, 1885
- Mary Spollett of Brunswick, Maine; Sadie's cousin. "Forget me not, forget me not, Though severed we will be. The thought that we may meet again Is one bright thought for me. Your Cousin"
- Walter Stinchfield, signed at Danville Junction, Maine, on September15, 1886 "Remember Your Friend" "Friendship"
- Sammie Stinchfield, signed at Danville Junction, Maine "Friendship" [first name under a Victorian scrap]
- Lilla Stinchfield of Danville, Maine, signed on September 15, 1885 "Remember me"
- Anna Symonds of Monroe, Wisconsin, signed on May 1, 1886
- Allie P. Wagg, signed at Danville, Maine, on August 4, 1887 "Your friend"
- Emma Woodbury of Danville, Maine - not sure her first name is Emma