Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Photograph of Woman by Portland, Maine Studio; Possibly Mrs. Mehitable Dow

Photograph of an older woman identified tentatively on the reverse as "Mrs. Mehitable Dow, I think". The identification may refer to Mrs. Mehitable Thayer (Libby) Dow, wife of William Mitchell Dow.

Mehitable Thayer (Libby) Dow was born June 21, 1827 at Gray, Maine, the daughter of James and Betsey H. (Thayer) Libby.  On January 8, 1854 at Roxbury, Massachusetts, Mehitable married William Mitchell Dow, son of Huse and Zilpah (Drake) Dow of Sumner, Maine.  Mehitable and William had, possibly, eight children, but not all lived to adulthood.

William died in 1902 and Mehitable in 1913.  They're buried in the Gray Village Cemetery at Gray, Maine.

If you recognize the woman in photograph as Mehitable Thayer (Libby) Dow or another Mehitable Dow, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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