Wednesday, June 24, 2015

1880s/1890s era Cabinet Photograph of William Larrabee, his Wife and Daughter; presumably from the Sanford, Maine, area

1889s/1890s era cabinet photograph of a family identified on the reverse as William Larrabee, his wife and daughter.  Either his wife or daughter, or both, was named Anna.

The photograph was taken by the Smith Studio, which I believe was located at Sanford, Maine but might have had multiple locations.  The photographer was presumably Celia Roxie (Cook) Smith, wife of  house painter William Smith.  They indicated to the enumerator of the 1900 Census that they'd been married two years, indicating that this photograph was taken about that time.  However, I found a New Hampshire marriage record that indicates Celia and William were actually married on October 23, 1887 at Rochester, New Hampshire, so the photograph range is expanded by another ten years.

Celia Roxie (Cook) Smith was born at Barrington, New Hampshire, on December 29, 1860, daughter of Alden B. Cook and Mary E. (Wentworth) Cook.  She's buried at the Riverside Cemetery at Springvale, Maine.

If you have a theory as to the identities of this William Larrabee and family, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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