Friday, July 29, 2022

Graduation Photograph of Frances H. Aiken, '96, B.H.S., presumably Brewer High School in Brewer, Maine

Cabinet photograph, presumably a graduation photograph, of a young woman identified on the reverse as Frances H. Aiken, B.H.S., '96.  

The photograph was taken by the Weston studio of Bangor, Maine.

B.H.S. was presumably Brewer High School in Brewer, Maine, across the Penobscot River from Bangor.

She was Frances H. Aiken (1876-1965) of Brewer, Maine, daughter of railroad agent/clerk Frank S. Aiken and Eunice H. (Rice) Aiken. Frances became a schoolteacher and, later, a librarian and was head librarian at Brewer Public Library from 1920 until 1946.  

The occupation field in the 1950 Census notes that Frances was not able to work.  She died at the age of 89 in Carmel, Maine and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Brewer, Maine, with her parents, siblings and other relatives.
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