Thursday, April 9, 2020

March 1915 Issue of "The Anchor" of Anson Academy at North Anson, Maine; Belonged to a Hunnewell


March 1915 Issue of "The Anchor" of Anson Academy at North Anson, Maine.  The handwritten name "Hunnewell" appears at the top of the front cover.

Approximately 9-1/4" by 6", with 23 pages of text and 21 pages of advertisements.  Images of all of the pages appear at the end of this post.


Alphabetical List of Students, Faculty, Alumni Mentioned
  • Carl Andrews, Athletics Editor of The Anchor
  • J. W. B., Class of 1915 - essay "The Battle of Hastings"
  • A. C. B., Class of 1917 - essay "An Unknown Hero"
  • Mr. Bailey; presumably the drama coach
  • L. E. Bailey, Class of 1899, has a position in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Wilfrid Barbeau, Editor in Chief of The Anchor
  • Murray Barnaby, Assistant Business Manager of The Anchor
  • Miss Gladys Beale, Class of 1901, has returned to her home in Montana after a visit of several months in North Anson.
  • Hon. F. A. Bunker, Anson Academy Class of 1885; married Mrs. Edna Page Smith
  • Leo Caswell, Class of 1912, is at home in North Anson, having completed his professorship at Thomas' Business College, Waterville, Maine
  • Mr. and Mrs. William H. Collins welcomed a son on December 15, 1914.  Mr. Collins was in the Class of 1896
  • Crosby; in the cast of a play
  • Mrs. Frances Curran, Class of 1909, of Gorham, New Hampshire, is visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Gilbert of North Anson.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Danforth of Reading, Pennsylvania, welcomed a little girl in February 1915. Mr. Danforth was in the Class of 1909.
  • Miss Florence Danforth, Class of 1912, is teaching in Skowhegan.
  • Lena Donley, Class of 1892; teaching in Portland
  • Earle Eames, Class of 1908, has been acting as principal of Harmony High School.
  • Christabel Ellis, Athletics Editor of The Anchor
  • Mrs. Bessie Ellis Perry, Class of 1904, resides in North Anson
  • R. P. G., Class of 1915 - essay "Position of the United States Today"
  • Roy Gifford, Literary Editor of The Anchor
  • Lula Gordon, Exchanges Editor of The Anchor
  • Fannie Hume, Class of 1913, is at her home in North Anson.
  • Hunnewell; owner of this copy of The Anchor
  • Edna Kelley, Alumni Editor of The Anchor
  • L. M. M., Class of 1915 - wrote the "Literary" column
  • Lina Mitchell, Locals Editor of The Anchor
  • Ernest Noddin, Class of 1901 died in a Boston hospital in February
  • H. M. P., Class of 1915 - poem "Country Folks"
  • Mrs. Edna Page Smith; married Hon. F. A. Bunker, Anson Academy Class of 1885
  • Miss Helen Palmer, Class of 1911, is at present working in Harmony, Maine
  • Wallace Parsons, Class of 1905; his engagement to Miss Lydia Skolfield announced
  • Mrs. Bessie Ellis Perry, Class of 1904, resides in North Anson
  • Hester Pullen, Art Editor of The Anchor
  • Annie Roberts, Anson Academy Class of 1894; teaching in Madison, Maine
  • Miss Edna Robinson, Class of 1904, has opened a millinery shop in North Anson, Maine
  • Albert Rogers, Locals Editor of The Anchor
  • Bessie Rogers, Alumni Editor of The Anchor
  • Rogers; in the cast of a play
  • Joseph Rogers, Class of 1912, has a position in the American Express office in North Anson.
  • L. M. S., Class of 1917 - poem
  • Judge A. Simmons; helped obtain a special appropriation of $1500 for construction purposes
  • Miss Paulenah Simmons, 1st Assistant of Anson Academy
  • Carrie Simmons, Class of 1914, is at her home in North Anson.
  • Miss Simmons; instructor
  • Miss Lydia Skolfield; her engagement to Wallace Parsons, Class of 1905, announced
  • Joseph Smith, Business Manager of The Anchor
  • Mrs. Edna Page Smith; married Hon. F. A. Bunker, Anson Academy Class of 1885
  • Daniel Steward, Anson Academy Class of 1897, is living in Monmouth, Maine
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Thorne welcomed a newborn girl on January 19, 1915. Mr. Thorne graduated in 1909, and Mrs. Thorne in 1907
  • Hon. W. L. Walker; helped obtain a special appropriation of $1500 for construction purposes
  • Arthur Williams, Class of 1907, has opened a dentist's office in North Anson

Alphabetical List of Advertisers
  • Acme Print Shop, 91 Main Street, Madison, Maine
  • Augusta Trust Co. of Madison, Maine
  • B. M. Berry of North Anson, Maine; milk and cream
  • Bisson & Conant of Skowhegan, Maine; footwear, hosiery
  • Proctor & Bowie Company of Waterville, Maine; building materials
  • C. F. Caldwell of I.O.O.F. Block, Madison, Maine; harness supplies
  • Truman B. Carl, Special Agent for Provident Life & Trust
  • F. C. Clark Company of Madison, Maine; dry goods, clothing
  • Bisson & Conant of Skowhegan, Maine; footwear, hosiery
  • F. E. Crymble of North Anson, Maine; tobacco, confectionery
  • Curtis' Lunch Room at Madison, Maine
  • Harold E. Danforth, D.M.D., Blackwell Building, Madison, Maine
  • Davis & Miller at the Red Store; clothing
  • D. A. Derbyshire of Madison, Maine; dentist
  • J. R. Emery Company of Madison, Maine; paints, sporting goods; tinware, moldings, doors, windows
  • Earl Fenlason of North Anson, Maine; paper and paper hanger
  • Mentor Ferri of North Anson, Maine; boots, shoes repair
  • First National Bank of Skowhegan, Maine
  • Foggs' Drug Store of Skowhegan, Maine
  • Charles Folsom-Jones Insurance Agency
  • M. L. French of North Anson, Maine; clothing
  • W. F. French of North Anson, Maine; shoe dealer
  • G. L. Garrison of Madison, Maine; boots, etc.
  • F. A. Gilman's of Madison, Maine; wallpaper and paints
  • C. W. Greene of Madison; groceries
  • W. F. Greene of Madison, Maine; clothing
  • H. H. Haines of Madison, Maine; druggist
  • C. C. Hartwell of Madison, Maine; photography studio
  • Holt & Hight of Skowhegan, Maine; potatoes, hay, straw, Buick and Ford automobiles
  • Willis H. Hodgdon of North Anson, Maine; insurance agent
  • Holley's Drug Store of North Anson, Maine
  • E. H. Holt of Madison, Maine; confectionery and ice cream
  • Holt & Hight of Skowhegan, Maine; potatoes, hay, straw, Buick and Ford automobiles
  • C. T. Huff of the Huff Studio of Skowhegan, Maine; photography
  • Kennebec Valley Farmers' Exchange of Madison, Maine
  • Ned H. Lambert of Skowhegan, Maine, confectionery and ice cream; also available at Holley's Fountain in North Anson, Maine
  • J. P. Lancaster of Madison, Maine; dentist
  • Madison Union Cooperative Store of Madison, Maine; groceries
  • F. A. Manter, Ph. G. of Anson, Maine; drugs and medicines
  • Porter & Marston of North Anson, Maine; flour, grain, provisions
  • Medical School of Maine, Bowdoin College; S. Thayer, Dean; 10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine
  • Davis & Miller at the Red Store; clothing
  • F. H. Pease of Madison, Maine; Ford representative
  • G. D. Perkins of Madison, Maine; tinware, paints, oils, doors, windows
  • J. R. Philbrick; jeweler and optometrist
  • Porter & Marston of North Anson, Maine; flour, grain, provisions
  • S. L. Preble of Waterville, Maine; photography studio
  • Proctor & Bowie Company of Waterville, Maine; building materials
  • George Quint of North Anson, Maine; horseshoeing, jobbing
  • S. E. Remick Insurance of Madison, Maine
  • O. W. Savage of North Anson, Maine; livery
  • E. E. Sawyer of North Anson, Maine; hair dresser
  • Sawyer's of Skowhegan, Maine; ice cream and confectionery
  • Scott & Witham; hardware, paints, etc.
  • The Shaw Business College; F. L. Shaw, Pres.; locations at Portland, Bangor, Augusta
  • Augustine Simmons of North Anson, Maine; counselor at Law
  • Skowhegan Savings Bank
  • James M. Spencer of Blackwell Block, Madison, Maine; jeweler
  • Leroy L. Steward of Madison, Maine; footwear
  • Thomas Business College, Edith Building at Waterville, Maine; John L. Thomas, Principal
  • University of Maine; President Robert J. Alley, Orono, Maine
  • Walter Wait of North Anson, Maine; hardware
  • S. F. Waldron of Madison, Maine; canned fruit and vegetables in glass jars
  • Charles F. Ward Company of Skowhegan, Maine
  • Wardwell Dry Goods Co; ready to wear
  • E. W. Webber Mercantile Co. of Madison, Maine; latest fashions
  • F. E. Welch & Sons of Madison, Maine; milk
  • Scott & Witham; hardware, paints, etc.
  • E. W. Wright of Madison, Maine; toilet goods


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1863 Booklet: Genealogy of the Messinger Family, by Hon. George W. Messinger


Booklet entitled "Genealogy of the Messinger Family", Compiled by Hon. George W. Messinger (1813-1870), and printed by J. Munsell at 78 State Street in Albany, New York.

The booklet measures approximately 9-3/4" by 6-1/4" and contains 14 numbered pages; note: pages 1-3 are the cover, the inside cover and the first page of text, shown below.

The pages of this particular copy had remained uncut until the early 2000s.


Contents:
  1. Origin of the Name, Etc. - pages 3-5
  2. Henry Messinger And Descendants - pages 5-14.  Henry Messinger, who died about 1681, and wife Sarah, who died about 1697, were early residents of Boston, Massachusetts.

The genealogy starts on page 5 with Henry Messinger (abt 1618-abt 1681) and his wife Sarah, who were residents of Boston by 1640 or earlier.

Note: the FindaGrave memorial linked above gives Henry's death year as 1672, but this genealogy notes that he wrote a will in 1672, and likely died in 1681, as his property was appraised in April of that year.  

Henry Messinger was "the first known proprietor, as appears by the Book of Possessions, of the land on which now stands the building owned and occupied by the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a part of that now covered by the Boston Museum.  His house and garden were bounded on the west by the street leading to the common, now Tremont street; on the north by land of Richard Crychley; on the east by the land of Major Sedgewick; and on the south by land of Thomas Scottow and the burying place.

Last to be sketched, on pages 13 and 14, was Hon., Col. Daniel Messinger (1768-1846) and his ten children with wife Susannah Hewes (Hinckley) Messinger (1772-1844).  Their last child was the compiler himself, George Washington Messinger (1813-1870).

If you have further information on anyone descending from Henry Messinger (1618-1672 and his wife Sarah, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Note: I made a tree entitled Descendants of Henry Messinger (-abt 1681) of Boston, Massachusetts; from information compiled in 1863 by his 3rd great grandson on Ancestry.com using the facts from this booklet and nothing else.  The compiler did not usually include places of birth and death.  It's possible to read between the lines to guess at locations, but I didn't include them, as people travel, even when near childbirth.

If you have information on the Messinger family, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Approximate location of Henry Messinger's home and lands, near Muddy River in the Fenway area

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

1906 Booklet: Records of the Pike Family Association of America


Records of the Pike Family Association of America, published in 1907 by the Streeter Press of Saco, Maine.

See all of the pages at the end of this post.

This booklet, which measures a bit smaller than 9" by 6", has 59 numbered pages, including:

  • Description of the Fifth Reunion of the Pike Family, held on August 28 and 29, 1906 at the American House, 24 Hanover Street, Boston, Massachusetts, with election of officers and action on the the By-Laws scheduled for the first day
  • By-Laws, Articles I through XI
  • Secretary's Report - Clifford L. Pike, M.D., Saco, Maine, Secretary and Treasurer - including names of life members and withdrawing members
  • Treasurer's Report - Clifford L. Pike, M.D., Saco, Maine, Secretary and Treasurer
  • Program
    • Piano Solo - Prof. Alfred W. Pike of 3 Willow Street, Stamford, Connecticut
    • Reading of Letter written by Sarah Louise Kimball of Palo Alto, California - letter dated August 21, 1906, a few months after the earthquake and fire. Printed in the booklet
    • Reading of Letter written by Hon. Henry Russell Wray of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce there: The Pike Centennial. Printed in the booklet
    • Poem: A Home by Newfound Lake - Mrs. Frank D. Sanborn of New Hampton, New Hampshire.  Printed in the booklet
    • Descent from the Early French Kings - Mrs. Maria Freeman Gray, 3674 22nd Street, San Francisco, California.  Printed in the booklet
    • Extracts from Daly's History of Woodbridge, N.J. - Henry M. Walter, 424 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
    • Piano Solo - Prof. Alfred W. Pike of Stamford, Connecticut
    • The Earliest Settlers of the Pike Family in New England - Dr. Clifford L. Pike of Saco, Maine.  An extensive article printed in the booklet.
  • Deaths Reported to August 1, 1907
  • Members Added Since Publication of Last Report
  • Names Corrected or Changed with Changes of Residences
  • Members Behind in Dues
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