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.
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:
- Irving Maurice Conner, born 3 January 1873 at Long Island, Blue Hill, Maine; married Maud L. Green
- Nora May Conner, born 24 July 1876; married Calvin Curtis Young
- Inez Etta Conner, born 29 May 1833; married Harold K. Dow
- Geneva Maud Conner, born 13 April 1886; died of TB on 2 March 1912
- Gladys Anna Conner, born 14 March 1893; died 17 July 1910
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