Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Graduation Photograph of Ivan W. Staples of Limerick, Maine; Physician at Corinth, Maine, and Norway, Maine

Photograph, possibly a graduation photograph, of a man identified on the reverse as Ivan Staples.  The photograph was taken by the Hanson studio of Portland, Maine.

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

Ivan W. Staples was born October 29, 1883 at Limerick, Maine, the son of Freeman and Abbie L. (Pike) Staples.  Ivan attended Harvard University and received a medical degree at Bowdoin College in 1909.  A Maine record index shows the birth date of October 28, 1883, but Ivan reported the date of October 29 to his colleges and to the draft registration board for WWI.

He married Eunice Amanda Hobbs at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on January 26, 1907.  There's also a marriage record for them at Saco,  Maine, on May 20, 1908.  Eunice was born January 27, 1883 at Saco, Maine, the daughter of Josiah and Sarah (Lane) Hobbs.

In 1909, the couple had a son Ivan Staples, who did not survive.  I don't know if they had other children.  By 1910, Ivan and Eunice were living at Corinth, Maine, where Ivan was practicing medicine.   By 1920, they had moved to Norway, Maine, where Ivan set up a medical practice.  I believe they lived there until Ivan's death in 1943.  Eunice died in 1955.  They're buried in the Highland Cemetery at Limerick, Maine.

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