Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Photograph of Two Young Women at Aroostook Falls in Maine, one of them IDed as Mrs. Angie Webster

c1900 photograph of two young women at Aroostook Falls on the Aroostook River near Fort Fairfield, Maine.

One of the women is identified on the reverse as Mrs. Angie Webster, friend of the owner of the photograph.  Angie may have been Angie E. (Willey) Webster, wife of Arthur S. Webster and daughter of John Willey and Hellen M. (Forrest) Willey.  Other records show Hellen's name as Helen and Ellen.

The photograph was found in a collection of photographs, many of which relate to Maine, especially Milo, Maine.  One other photograph, dated 1924 and showing "Mother" at Saint Francis, Maine, also in Aroostook County, may or may not be related to the photograph above.

Perhaps the clue of Saint Francis, assuming the two photographs belong together, will jog the memory of a reader.

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections, additions and alternate theories of identity requested]

Angie E. Willey was born December 3, 1875 at Stewartstown, New Hampshire, the daughter of John Willey and Hellen M. (Forrest) Willey; as noted above, other records show Hellen's given name as Helen and Ellen.  On July 15, 1893 at Caribou, Maine, Angie married Arthur Stanley Webster, son of Hosea Webster and Mehitable (Davis) Webster of Limestone, Maine.  Arthur was born October 24, 1872.

At some point after the 1910 Census, Angie and Arthur divorced.   On November 8, 1914 at North Stratford, New Hampshire, Angie married James Edwin Peers, son of Abel and Olive (Tilley) Peers.  James indicated on his marriage record that he was five years younger than Angie, but he was actually born February 5, 1888.

Angie died in 1930 and is buried in the Webster Cemetery at Limestone, Maine.  Her widower James married Dorothy M. Cook in 1933; they later divorced.  James died in 1973 at Groveton, New Hampshire; he's also buried in the Webster Cemetery at Limestone, Maine.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, an alternate identity for Mrs. Angie Webster or if you have an idea who the owner of the photograph might be, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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