Friday, February 5, 2016

1908 Graduation Photograph of Hiram Granville Burnell of Bridgton, Maine; Bridgton Academy

1908 photograph of Hiram Granville Burnell , presumably taken the year of his graduation from Bridgton Academy.  The photograph was taken by the Murphy studio at Bridgton.

Hiram was born at Bridgton, Maine, but was living at East Rochester, New Hampshire some years later when his name appeared in the General Catalogue of Bridgton Academy 1879-1916.  Bridgton Academy, founded in 1808 and still in operation today, is located at North Bridgton, Maine.

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

Hiram Granville Burnell was born at Bridgton, Maine, on January 31, 1888, the son of Granville M. Burnell and Caroline M. (Corson) Burnell.  By 1910, Hiram was still at home and working as a salesman at a 5 and dime store.

On May 18, 1914 at Somersworth, New Hampshire, Hiram married Nola M. Ellis, daughter of Herbert Ellis and Carrie (McDaniel) Ellis.  Nola was born about June 1894  in Maine.  By the time Hiram completed his World War I draft registration card, he and Nola were farming at South Lebanon, Maine, presumably at the farm of Nola's parents.  Hiram had lost the index finger of his left hand.

The 1920 Census shows Hiram and Nola living in Nola's parents' home at South Lebanon, Maine.  Hiram was working in a retail store.  There no children listed for the couple.  Nor were there any children listed for them in the 1930 Census of Lebanon, Maine, in which Hiram was listed as a salesman for a grocery store.

Hiram Granville Burnell died February 13, 1932 and is buried in an unmarked grave in the High Street Cemetery at Bridgton, Maine.  Nola married Eugene G. Cox at Lebanon, Maine, on October 19, 1940; she died May 21, 1964.

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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