Saturday, April 26, 2014

1901/1908 Letters & Document of the Charles Frank Conner family of Hancock County, Maine

Two letters and a 1908 tax bill receipt for the Charles Frank Conner family of the Penobscot, Maine, area.  This family lived at Blue Hill, Maine; Penobscot, Maine; and Sedgwick, Maine.  Charles Frank Conner may have been at Stonington, Maine, for his then occupation as a quarryman.

The envelope above contained a letter from Charles' wife Clara Angelia (Fogg) Conner to him, mailed at Penobscot, Maine, on August 8, 1906 and routed through Sedgwick, Maine, to Stonington, Maine.  The reverse:

Earlier, In 1901, Nora Connor, daughter of Charles Frank Conner and Clara Angelia (Fogg) Conner wrote a letter to her father while she was a servant in a Bar Harbor home.  The envelope containing that letter has no postal markings, so presumably it was hand carried.

The last item is a 1908 tax bill receipt from Penobscot, Maine, for $3.  This might have been for home or for a second home or for blueberry land, or whatever.  The receipt was signed by J. H. Littlefield, Collector of Taxes.  He was John Horace Littlefield, born 29 April 1842 at Penobscot, Maine, son of Newman and Mary (Snowman) Littlefield and husband of Annette (Littlefield) Littlefield.

Page 1 of Clara's letter; it goes on to describe money woes and mentions Mrs. Grindle's burial.

Nora's letter:

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

Charles Frank Conner was born 31 August 1849 at Brooksville, Maine, the son of George Wardwell Conner and Lucy (Jones) Conner.  About 1871, Charles married Clara Angelia Fogg, daughter of Abel and Abigail Mary (Chatto) Fogg.  Clara was born about February 1854 at Blue Hill, Maine.  The couple had, I think, five children:
  1. Irving Maurice Conner, born 3 January 1873 at Long Island, Blue Hill, Maine; married Maud L. Green
  2. Nora May Conner, born 24 July 1876; married Calvin Curtis Young
  3. Inez Etta Conner, born 29 May 1833; married Harold K. Dow
  4. Geneva Maud Conner, born 13 April 1886; died of TB on 2 March 1912
  5. Gladys Anna Conner, born 14 March 1893; died 17 July 1910
Nora Conner, who wrote the letter above, married Calvin Curtis Young, son of Charles O. Young and Amanda (Treworgy) Young, on 26 December 1901 at Blue Hill, Maine.  Calvin was born 15 November 1861.  Nora and Calvin had, I believe, two children before Calvin died in 1917.  I believe Nora married again, to a Mr. Appleby, as she's listed with that surname in the 1930 Census of Rockland, where she was living with her daughter Hazel and husband.  Mr. Appleby was perhaps James G. Applebee of Bangor, who married a Norah Young on June 28, 1920; although Nora indicated she was married, James was not listed in the household.

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

Penobscot, Maine [A]; Blue Hill, Maine [B]; [Sedgwick, Maine [C]; Stonington, Maine, Maine [D]; and Bar Harbor, Maine [E]

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