Friday, January 22, 2016

c1900 Photograph of Ora Autumna Simonds of South Braintree, Massachusetts

Circa 1900 photograph, presumably a school photograph, of a girl identified on the reverse as Ora Simonds of South Braintree, Massachusetts.

The photograph itself measures approximately 1-1/4" by 1"; the matted piece measures approximately 2-1/2" by 2".  It was found with a collection of similar sized photographs of youngsters and young adults, mostly from Brockton, Massachusetts.

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

Ora Autumna Simonds was born November 9, 1890 at Braintree, Massachusetts, the daughter of Henry Willie Simonds and Emily Claribel (Arnold) Simonds.  On October 25, 1910 at Braintree, Ora married Myron Austin Haskell, son of Henry A. Haskell and Annie (Butterworth) Haskell.  Myron was born at Hyde Park, Massachusetts, on August 4, 1888.

Ora and Myron lived at Braintree, Massachusetts and had, I believe, three sons.  Ora died in 1951 in Arizona; Myron died in 1959.  They're buried in the Lakeside Cemetery at Braintree, Massachusetts.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.

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