Sunday, November 20, 2016

Graduation Photograph of Ida Dow Mathes, Class of 1899 at R.F.S.; by Studio with Branches in Exeter, New Hampshire, and Haverhill, Massachusetts

Graduation photograph of Ida Dow Mathes, a member of the Class of 1899 at R. F. S., presumably located in New Hampshire or Massachusetts.  The photograph was taken at one of the branches of the Fuller studio at either Exeter, New Hampshire, or Haverhill, Massachusetts, or perhaps at the R. F. S. itself.

Ida Dow Mathes was born about 1880 at Newmarket, New Hampshire, the daughter of Benjamin Mathes and Mary True (Dow) Mathes.  On June 27, 1901 at Newmarket, New Hampshire, Ida married Clarence Willard Loud, son of  Lemuel C. Loud and Caroline Lovell (Pray) Loud.  Clarence was born March 24, 1877 at Merrimac, Massachusetts.

At the time of their marriage, Clarence was living at Somerville, Massachusetts, and working as a traveling salesman; Ida was at home at Newmarket, New Hampshire.  They lived at Somerville, Massachusetts, where Ida was registrar of Anne Adams Tufts chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.   The 1910 Census notes that Clarence was a shoe salesman.  Ida and Clarence had at least two children.  

The Wednesday, April 13, 1921 issue of the Boston Post mentions that Clarence W. Loud, a shoe salesman, was held for the murder of Officer Preston of the Wakefield, Massachusetts police force.  Another article indicates that Clarence had been exonerated, but would I'd like to know more.  There was more than one Clarence W. Lord in the Boston area during the same time frame.

There's a Massachusetts Death record for a Clarence W. Loud who died in 1978 at Boston, Massachusetts, but I'm not sure it's husband Clarence Willard Loud; if so, he would have been a centenarian.

  • Lineage Book, Volume 48, Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915
  • United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947
  • U. S. Federal Censuses

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