Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cabinet Photograph of E. E. Hussey; by a Sanford, Maine, Studio; possibly Edward E. Hussey

Cabinet photograph of a man identified on the reverse as E. E. Hussey.  The photograph was taken by the Philpot studio of Sanford, Maine.  The man may have been Edward Elmer Hussey.

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

E. E. Hussey may have been Edward Elmer Hussey, born March 27, 1861 at Charlestown, Massachusetts, the son of Burleigh S. Hussey and Lavinia T. (Miller) Hussey.  Burleigh was born at Kennebunkport, Maine, not far from Sanford, Maine, according to Edward's birth record.

On March 15, 1882 at Sanford, Maine, Edward married Abbie Julia Bodwell, daughter of William Henry Bodwell and Eliza (Bennett) Bodwell.  Abbie was born March 18, 1862 at Sanford, Maine.  Edward and Abbie lived at Sanford, Maine, where Edward managed Sanford Mills, a textile firm and was involved in other business and civic matters.

Interestingly, the Maine Memory Network has a photograph of the Hussey home, which was purchased through a mail-order catalog in the 1890s.  That photograph was also taken by the studio of Fred Philpot.
The caption of another photograph at Maine Memory Network, a photograph of the home's interior, indicates that Edward Elmer Hussey was one of Sanford's highest paid people during his lifetime.

See a short biography of Edward Elmer Hussey here, from Maine Biographies, by Harrie B. Coe, published in 1928.

I didn't find a record for any children for Edward and Abbie.  Abbie died in 1919, and Edward in 1939.  If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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