Monday, September 7, 2020

Cabinet Photograph of Menetta Abigail (Given) Purinton, first Wife of Holman Greene Purinton of Maine, New Hampshire and Chicago, Illinois

Cabinet photograph of Minnetta Abigail (Given) Purinton, first wife of Civil War veteran Major Holman Greene Purinton, a native of Bowdoin, Maine. The photograph was taken at the Stevens studio in Chicago, Illinois, where the couple lived.

The reverse contains the identification: "Mrs. Holman Purinton (The first), Minetta Given married Holman 1868".

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

Mennetta Abigail (Given) Purinton (about 1850-1898) was born in either Vermont or New Hampshire, the daughter of school teacher Humphrey Given and Jane S. (Kincaid) Purinton, both natives of Brunswick, Maine.  The 1860 Census shows the Given family at Lewiston, Maine, with "Abbie M.", age 9; Humphrey was working as a factory operative.

Menetta and Holman Greene Purinton, a native of Bowdoin, Maine, and a Civil War veteran, made known their Intention to Marry at Lewiston, Maine, on 11 February 1868 and married shortly thereafter.

By 1870, Menetta and Holman were living in Dover, New Hampshire. At some point, they moved to Chicago, Illinois. Menetta died in 1898 and is buried in the Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.

Holman wrote about the Knights Templar in 1887 - Knights Templars tactics, double and single rank: Including tactics for asylum and council chamber.

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

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