Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Four Invoices from the 1880s and 1890s to Allyn Kellogg Talcott & Phineas Talcott of Rockville, Connecticut

Four invoices from the 1880s and 1890s directed to the firm owned by brothers Allyn Kellogg Talcott and Phineas Talcott of Rockville, a village in the town of Vernon, Connecticut.

Allyn Kellogg Talcott (1839-1916) and Phineas Talcott (1845-1940) were the sons of Allyn Talcott (1800-1863) and Martha Goodrich (Robbins) Talcott (1808-1896).

The brothers' paternal grandparents were Deacon Phineas Talcott and Hannah (Kellogg) Talcott. The brother's maternal grandparents were Elisha Robbins and Sarah (Goodrich) Robbins.

Allyn Kellogg Talcott married Hannah Kingsbury, but I couldn't find a record of a marriage for Phineas.

Interestingly, the Talcott family papers are held at the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan.

Allyn and Phineas operated a general merchandise store at 16 East Main Street.

The companies sending the invoices were:
  • W. K. Butler & Co. of Hartford, Connecticut - October 13, 1884
  • Foster & Company of Hartford, Connecticut - May 29, 1885
  • E. A. Buck & Company of Palmer, Massachusetts - May 4, 1893
  • Downing, Taylor & Company of Springfield, Massachusetts - April 13, 1897

If you have corrections and/or additional information on any of the people or firms mentioned above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Stereoview of Baby Maverick Hildreth Whitney of Hampden, Maine

Stereoview of a baby identified on the reverse as Maverick Hildreth Whitney. Her age is given but is very faint. Research shows that he was born in Hampden, Maine, possibly in Hampden Highlands.

Note: This blog post has been amended, thanks to welcome corrections from a descendant.

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

Maverick Hildreth Whitney was born in the Hampden Highlands section of Hampden, Maine, on November 30, 1915, the daughter of Harry George Whitney and Gladys Emily (Clark) Whitney.  In 1939 Maverick married Waverley Merle Alexander, son of Myron F. Alexander and Alda Sylvia (Colson) Alexander.

Maverick and Waverley lived in various towns in Penobscot County, Maine, including Hampden, Bangor and Brewer.  They had two daughters.

Waverley died in 1998 in Brewer, Maine; Maverick had predeceased him in 1997.  They're buried in Locust Grove Cemetery at Hampden, Maine, according to this website detailing the Whitney genealogy.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Before commenting publicly, please be thoughtful of people who may be living or recently deceased.

Five Cabinet Photographs of Gouldsboro, Maine, area: Young; Tracy; Sargent; Hamilton; Perry; Dorr

Four cabinet photographs of related people of Hancock County, Maine, mostly from the Gouldsboro, Maine, area, plus one photograph of a young boy who might be related.  Gouldsboro is sometimes seen as Gouldsborough.

The photograph above, by the Herrick studio, shows three sisters, daughters of Dennis M. Young and Maggie M. (Spurling) Young of Gouldsboro, Maine. 

Geneva Prudence Young (1894-1978)
Grace Mary Young (1896-1991) 
Annie Beth Young (1896-1989)

Though the identification, shown at left, gives the order as Grace, Geneva and Annie, it seems from their ages that Geneva was at left and Annie in the middle.  Grace was born in February 1896 and Annie in December of that year.

Another photograph shows a younger Geneva Young.

Geneva Prudence Young would marry Morris Young in 1913; they would raise their family in Hancock County, Maine.  Geneva and Morris, and at least one of their children, are buried in the Corea Cemetery at Corea, Maine.

Grace Mary Young married Allan Rufus Fickett in 1919; they lived in Hancock County for a while before moving to Connecticut, where their son was born.  All three are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery at Milbridge, Maine.

Annie Beth Young married twice: 1) Elvin Tracy Young, who died in 1921; and 2) Vernon Chester Moore, who died in 1955.  Annie had three children with her first husband and at least one with her second.

I don't know where Elvin Tracy Young and Annie Beth (Young) Young Moore are buried.  Vernon Chester Moore is buried in the West Bay Cemetery in Gouldsboro, Maine, with his first wife Carolyn A. Perry (1897-1924).

Interestingly, another of the photographs in the collection is of a young girl identified as Miss Carolin Perry of Gouldsboro, Maine.  She is, presumably, the Carolyn A. Perry who grew up to marry Vernon Chester Moore, as noted above.

Carolyn was born in 1897, the daughter of George H. Perry and Elizabeth A. Spurling, who was a sister to Maggie M. (Spurling) Young, mother of the three young sisters in first photograph shown.

Carolyn and Vernon Chester Moore raised several children in Gouldsboro, Maine. Carolyn died in 1924. As noted above, she's buried with Vernon in the West Bay Cemetery at Gouldsboro, Maine.

Another person who fits into the extended family is a woman identified as Aunt Vine Sargent.

Aunt Vine was Lovina (Tracy) Young Sargent (1851-1923), wife of 1) William Haskell Young (1843-1924) and 2) Charles M. Sargent (1857-1938) and daughter of Lindsey Tracy and Belinda (Tucker) Tracy.  Lovina had several children with her first husband, William Haskell Young.

The identification shown on the reverse was apparently written after 1903, the year Vine married her second husband, Charles M. Sargent.

Vine and Charles are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery at Winter Harbor, Maine, along with other relatives, including Charles' first wife Violette, who died in 1895.  I'm not sure where William Haskell Young is buried.

Another relative shown is "Aunt Maud Hamilton".  She was Maud E. (Tracy) Hamilton (1877-1970), daughter of Lindsey Tracy and Eliza (Stevens) Tracy and a half-sister to "Aunt Vine Sargent".

Maud married twice

1) James Henry Hamilton (1877-1940) in 1889, with whom she had a child

2) Aaron Judson Cate (1873-1945) in 1943.

Maud died in 1970 is buried in the Prospect Harbor Cemetery at Prospect Harbor, Gouldsboro, Maine.

The final photograph may have no relationship to the others, other than that it was found with them.  It shows a young boy with a name on the reverse that appears to be Elma Dorr or Elvira Dorr, perhaps signifying the boy's mother or a person for whom the photograph was intended.  There were people with the surname Dorr, or variants of it, in Hancock County, Maine.

Sadly, there's no studio imprint to give a clue as to locale.

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

Photograph of Dr. David Wellington Bunker (1852 or 1853-1924); Tremont, Maine; Bar Harbor, Maine; Bangor, Maine; Blue Hill, Maine

Photograph of a man identified on the reverse as "Dr. Bunker"; by the studio of H. L. Bradley at Bar Harbor, Maine.

Dr. Bunker was likely Dr. David Wellington Bunker (1852 or 1853-1924) of Trenton and Bar Harbor, Maine, son of John Edward Bunker and Mary Anna (Alley) Bunker.

The photograph was presumably taken before 1910, by which time Dr. Bunker had moved his practice to Bangor, Maine.

Dr. Bunker completed his medical training in 1882 at New York University Medical College.  In 1886 he married Ida Augusta Peters (1864-1919), daughter of Augustus C. Peters and Abby Maria (Osgood) Peters of Blue Hill, Maine.

A Maine death record for Ida Augusta (Peters) Bunker shows that she died at Bangor, Maine, on October 27, 1919.

Dr. Bunker died in April 1924; a record shows that his body was first placed in the tomb at Mount Hope Cemetery at Bangor, Maine, and then removed to Blue Hill.  Perhaps Dr. Bunker is buried in the Seaside Cemetery, where his wife's parents are buried.

U.S. Federal Census
Directory of Deceased American Physicians (1804-1929)

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Photograph of Norman MacKenzie, Husband of Laura (Stubbert) MacKenzie; by a Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Studio

Photograph of a young man identified on the reverse as "Norman MacKenzie, Laura Stubbert's husband". 

The photograph was taken by the Spencer studio of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.  The photograph itself is about 3-1/2" by 5", set on a mat measuring 9" by 7".

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

Norman MacKenzie and wife Laura Hazelton (Stubbert) MacKenzie were both born about 1868.  They married at Sydney, Nova Scotia, on June 25, 1895.  Laura was the daughter of Mathew Stubbert and Amelia Ann (Hull) Stubbert. 

According to the marriage record of their son George Franklin MacKenzie, who married Annie Hilda MacKinnon in 1926, Norman MacKenzie was born at "St Anns, Vict. Co., Cape Breton".

I found a Find a Grave memorial for a Norman John MacKenzie who died in 1946 and is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, but I don't know if this is the Norman MacKenzie pictured, as there were at least two men with the name Norman MacKenzie in the area.

If you recognize the Norman MacKenzie in the photograph, from your family photographs or research, and can provide more details, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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