Monday, October 17, 2016

c1913 Photograph of Leda Burrill Knapp of the Bradley, Maine Area

Photograph of Leda Burrill Knapp at the age of six months.  No studio imprint, but it was accompanied by a photograph of her father Ora Crosby Knapp taken by the Orr studio of Old Town, Maine.

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

Leda may have been the Leda Burrill Knapp born May 18, 1913 at Old Town, Maine, or Bradley, Maine, the daughter of Ora Crosby Knapp and his third, I think, wife Edith C. (Burrill) Knapp.  Sadly, Edith died in 1915.

See another post that features a photograph of Ora Crosby Knapp.

Ora married Susan Rachel (Skillings) Kendall of Kenduskeag, Maine, in 1922.  I believe Susan and her first husband, James Warren Kendall, had divorced.  Susan may have been the daughter of John W. Skillin of Kenduskeag, Maine, and Bangor, Maine, whose photograph is featured in another post.  And it may have been her brother, Harry Alfred Skillin, whose school photograph is featured in yet another post.

Leda became a teacher.  By 1940, she was teaching at Exeter Mills, Maine; by 1945, at Bangor, Maine.  Leda died at Orono, Maine, in 1990.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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