Thursday, February 25, 2016

1925 Postcard from Lloyd Dunn Averill to his Mother, Mrs. Rebecca Averill of Prentiss, Maine

A postcard showing the "new" Armory at Northfield, Vermont, sent in 1925 by Lloyd Dunn Averill to his mother Rebecca May (King) Averill of Prentiss, Maine.  Lloyd placed an X on the armory to indicate "where we stay".

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

Lloyd Dunn Averill was born May 17, 1902 at Prentiss, Maine, the son of Ira Ralph Averill and Rebecca May (King) Averill.    On September 27, 1924 at Brownville, Maine, Lloyd married Addie Bernice Gould, daughter of Frank I. Gould and Bertha (Jones) Gould of Brownville.  Addie was born May 15, 1908 at Brownville.

Lloyd and Addie made their home at Brownville and had, I believe, two children.  Lloyd was an electrician.

How Lloyd happened to be staying at the Armory at Northfield, Vermont, I don't know.  He mentions "we" - was Addie staying with him?  Or was he serving in the reserves and away on training with his mates?  Was it employer training that brought in workers from all over?

Many people found themselves at Brownville, Maine, as a result of railroad employment.  This may have been the case with Lloyd as well, which presumably explains how he and Addie came to meet.  Perhaps he was then working for the railroad in 1925 and was in Vermont for additional training.

Lloyd died in 1944; read his obituary here.  He and Addie, who died in 1995, are buried in the Brownville Village Cemetery at Brownville, Maine.

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