Saturday, January 23, 2016

c1907 Photograph of Mildred Johnson of Brockton, Massachusetts

Circa 1907 Photograph, likely a school photograph, of a young woman identified on the reverse as Mildred Johnson of Brockton, Massachusetts, a student, or recent graduate, of B.H.S., presumably Brockton High School.

The photograph itself measures approximately 1-1/2" by 1"; the matted piece measures approximately 2-1/2" by 2".  It was found with a collection of other photographs from the Brockton, Massachusetts area.

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

Mildred Ames Johnson was born August 2, 1889 at Brockton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Albert Edward Johnson and Jane A. (Cushman) Johnson.  On August 15, 1925 in New York City, Mildred married James Ernest Mann, son of James William Mann and Eliza J. (McNeil) Mann.  James was born July 10, 1879 at Salem, Massachusetts.

On the World War I draft registration card James Earnest completed in 1918, he indicated he was a traveling salesman for Parker Brothers, Inc., and his home address was 245 Lafayette Street at Salem, Massachusetts.  His nearest relative then was his grandmother, Margaret (Luscombe ?) O'Neill, as his parents had both died by 1894.  In 1921 he filed a patent for an improvement to a Parker Brothers game.

James and Mildred lived at Salem, Massachusetts, where they're listed in city directories from the late 1920s and early to mid 1930s.  I don't know if they had children.

James died in 1936 and Mildred in 1969.  They're buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery at Salem, Massachusetts, with James' brothers and their wives.

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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