Friday, January 22, 2016

c1890 CDV of Genesta Rood of Somerville, Massachusetts; Born in Nova Scotia in 1885

c1890 carte de visite of Genesta May Rood of Somerville, Massachusetts.  The photograph was taken by the L. W. Cook studio of 585 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  The identification on the reverse as her surname spelled phonetically as Rude.

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions requested]

Genesta May Rood was born about November 1885 in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia, in Guysborough County, the daughter of Henry Rood or McRood and Lucinda Grace (Flynn or Hinds) Rood.  The family moved to Massachusetts about 1887 and settled at Somerville.

On June 11, 1911 at Somerville, Massachusetts, Genesta married Stanley Elisha Brown, son of Charles Elwin Brown and Harriet W. (Cushman) Brown.  Stanley was born October 6, 1888 at Morrill, Maine.  Genesta and Stanley lived at Somerville, Massachusetts, and Arlington, Massachusetts, and had at least one child, a son.

It appears that Genesta and Stanley retired to the Belfast, Maine area, perhaps to Stanley's nearby childhood hometown of Morrill.  Genesta died at Belfast, Maine, in 1967 and Stanley in 1973, also at Belfast.  They're buried in Grove Cemetery at Belfast, Maine.

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

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