Tuesday, February 2, 2016

1907 Photograph of Ethel Bedford, Class of 1907 of Madison High School at Madison, Maine

Photograph, presumably a graduation photograph, of Ethel Bedford of the Class of 1907 of Madison High School at Madison, Maine.  The photograph was taken by the Corson studio of Madison, Maine.

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

Ethel Winifred Bedford was born November 14, 1888 at Dracut, Massachusetts, the daughter of Thomas Bedford and Ella F. (Bentley) Bedford, who were born in Rhode Island and Connecticut, respectively.

By 1900 the family was living at Madison, Maine, where Thomas worked in the woolen industry.  In 1910, Ethel was still at Madison, Maine, working as a school teacher.  By 1920, Thomas's occupation had taken the family to Connecticut.

The Censuses of 1920-1940 show Ethel living with her parents and not working.  Whether she was ill or a caretaker for a family member or had no need to find work, I don't know.  I don't believe Ethel ever married.  She died in 1951 and is buried in the West Cemetery at Plainville, Connecticut, with her parents and other family members.

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


  1. I have a 1903 Grammar School diploma for this person.

  2. Would be wonderful if a descendant or relative contacted us!