Saturday, January 8, 2022

1883 Highway Surveyor's Book of Frank Newell Doughty (1854-1931) of Cumberland, Maine

1883 Highway Surveyor's Book for District 4 - Frank Newell Doughty (1854-1931) of Cumberland, Maine.

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The booklet measures approximately 6-3/4" by 4-1/4" and contains information about the highway tax and the work provided by residents in lieu of the their tax.

The booklet also contains the signatures of Selectmen:

Frank's daughter Lula Jordan Doughty (1884-1967) apparently found the book in the next decade or so and wrote her name on one page and is likely the person who scribbled and doodled throughout. Lula would marry Perry Dexter Burnell.

Mentioned in the booklet, some multiple times

If you have corrections and/or alternate identities for any of the people mentioned, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.

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