Tuesday, November 24, 2020

1880-1881 Autograph Album of Lura L. Talbot of East Wilton, Maine


1880-1881 autograph album that belonged to Lura L. Talbot of East Wilton, Maine. 

The album measures approximately 5-1/4" by 3-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 34 of Lura's relatives, friends, schoolmates and teachers.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

AAdams [3[FFarnum [2]NNelke
Bowley [2]HHammondSSewall
BrownHinckleyTTalbot [2]
ButterfieldHoweTownsend [2]
CChaney [2]LLittlefieldWWellman [2]

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

Lura Linn Talbot (1865-1919) was born 26 October 1865 at Wilton, Maine, the daughter of Charles Johnson Talbot (1826-1884) and Almira Ann (Colby) Smith Talbot (1831-1898).  Lura's older half-brother, Archie Lee Talbot (1846-1932) inscribed a page in her album on March 20, 1880 at Lewiston, Maine.

Also inscribing a page in the album was Jennie Farnum (1865-1887), sister of Lura's future husband, Edwin Stanton Farnum (1862-1925).

Lura and Edwin married on 26 November 1891 at Wilton, Maine, where they would raise their family of several children. After Lura's death in 1919, Edwin married Edith Lowell in 1925, shortly before his death.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above or information about any of the people mentioned below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Alphabetical List of Inscribers

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