Friday, April 11, 2014

1904 Graduation Photograph of Edith Etta Thompson of Farmington, Maine; Bates College at Lewiston, Maine

1904 graduation photograph of Edith Etta Thompson of Farmington, Maine, a student at Bates College at Lewiston, Maine.  The photograph was taken at the Harry L. Plummer studio at Lewiston, Maine.

Edith Etta Thompson King (1879-1958)

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

Edith Etta Thompson was born 19 December 1879 at Kingfield, Maine, daughter of Josiah and Sabrina K. (Walton) Thompson, who I believe were both natives of Mercer, Maine.

According to information in a 1915 Bates College publication, Edith Etta Thompson taught high school at Brewer, Maine, and at the Abbott School at Farmington, Maine, before her marriage.

On 7 October 1908, at what from the record appears to be Manila, Philippine Islands, Edith Etta Thompson married Harold Davis King, son of William and Julia (David) King.  Harold David King was the second and last Commissioner of Lighthouses for the United States Bureau of Lighthouses.  Read about the controversial end of his post and career here.

The couple lived at Baltimore, Maryland, and raised, I believe, two sons and a daughter.    According to the Bates publication, they were living at 2609 Chelsea Terrace, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1915.

I wonder if this is the same home:

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Harold David King died in 1956, and Edith Etta (Thompson) King died in 1958.

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

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