Sunday, July 31, 2022

Gem tintype of a young woman IDed on reverse as Lizzie Pennaman - possibly Elizabeth L. Penniman (1849-1918) of Machias, Maine

Gem tintype of a young woman identified on the reverse as Lizzie Pennaman. The seller noted that she was from the Machias, Maine, area.

According to the US Censuses
  • By 1880, this Lizzie was working as a milliner in Machias, Maine
  • By 1900, she was rooming in Westbrook, Maine
  • 1910, she was working as a companion in Greenwich, Connecticut.  

Lizzie died of heart disease in Westbrook, Maine, in 1918; on her death record it's stated that she was the retired matron of a home. 

If you have information on the Penniman and Tenney families, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.

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