Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Photograph of Marguerite A. Mansfield and Harriet Colton Wilson, Young Women from Bangor, Maine

Photograph of two young women identified on the reverse as Marguerite A. Mansfield and Harriet Colton Wilson.  Two women with these names lived in Bangor, Maine.
Marguerite A. Mansfield was possibly the Miss Marguerite A. Mansfield listed in the 1921 City Directory of Bangor, Maine, as a maid living at 47 West Broadway, what is now the home of the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation.

Interestingly, the ball park in Bangor funded by the Kings is named Mansfield Stadium after Shawn Trevor Mansfield.

"Marguerite" is hard to find, but another possibility might have been the Margaret A. Mansfield shown in a record of marriage to George E. Blakemore in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1908.  "Margaret" was born in Bangor, Maine, in 1882, the daughter of Patrick Mansfield and Mary (Eagle) Mansfield. 

Harriet Colton Wilson was born in 1877 in Bangor, Maine, the daughter of attorney and judge Joseph Colburn Wilson and Mary Howe (Colton) Wilson.  In 1898 Hattie married horticulturalist Lucius Jerry Shepard, who would be farm superintendent at the University of Maine from 1899-1901. 

They would live in Pennsylvania, then New Jersey, before settling in Princeton, Massachusetts.  Hattie died in 1946 and Lucius a decade later.

If you have a theory as to the identity for Marguerite A. Mansfield and/or more information on Harriet Colson (Wilson) Shepard, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.

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