Dorler, Dostie, Doucet, Doughty, & Dove
By Don Taylor
This week for Photo Friday, I look at identifying more negatives from the Ethel Wight Studio Collection[i]. The names on the envelope are of the individual who paid for the photos, not necessarily of the individual portrayed in the image. As such, it is important to analyze the photo and information to identify the photograph subject positively.[ii]
Daisy Doreen (Trenholm) Doughty (1908-2000)
The envelope the negative is in says, “Miss Daisy Doughty – 214 High St, Portland #270.”
On 24 June 1933, Albert B. Doughty, residing in Gray, ME, married Daisy D. Trenholm, also living in Gray, ME.
The 1940 Census shows Albert and Daily living in Lynn, Essex County, Mass. It also indicates both lived in Gray, Maine, in 1935. Daisy was 32 years old in 1940.[iii]
Family Search shows Daisy Doreen Trenholm, wife of Albert William Doughty and daughter of Chester Orlando and Sephronia (Wilkins) Trenholm, as ID LB8T-GLB.
I uploaded three photos of Daisy to her Family Search ID.
Delphine Ida Mae Dostie (1915-2002)
The envelope this negative was in says, “Miss Delphine Dosti – Eye & Ear Infirmary.”
The 1935 Portland City Directory shows Delphine Dostie as a student nurse at 79 Bramhall and residing at 804 Congress. Clearly, Ethel misspelled the surname. The online version (Ancestry) of the 1936 Portland City Directory is missing pages 294 and 295, where the Dostie surname would appear.
Delphine Dostie appears in the 1930 Census, age 14, living with her parents, Joseph H and Marie E Dostie, in Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine.[iv]
Pauline Agnes Dorler (1910-1990)
The envelope this negative was in says, “Miss Pauline Dorler – 82 Myrtle St, Portland #506.”
Ancestry Family Trees indicate that Pauline Agnes Dorler married Archibald N. McLeod on 10 Nov 1934 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.
Family Search shows Pauline A. Dorler, the daughter of John Joseph Dorler and Bridget Agnes Kelley, as Family Search ID: LFN8-HRR. I saved three photos of Pauline to her Family Search ID.
Able Seaman H. Dove of the HMS Dundee.
The envelope this negative was in says, “Mr. H. Dove – H. M. S. S. “Dundee” #483.”
The HMS Dundee was a British Navy Sloop that entered service in 1933 and was sunk by a German submarine in September 1940.[v]
The good news is H. Dove was not listed as being aboard the HMS Dundee when it was sunk.[vi]
However, I have been unable to find a crew list that might provide Dove’s first name. I think H. Dove’s rank was Able Seaman, but I’m not sure. (Anyone know Royal Navy Markings?)
I uploaded the photo of (Seaman) H. Dove to Dead Fred.
Maria Ann (Theriault) Doucet (1890-___)
The envelope this negative was in says, “Mrs. Marie Doucet – 13 Grant St., Portland #391.”
The 1934 Portland City Directory lists Mrs. Marie A. Doucet working as a waitress and living at 13 Grant, Apt 4.[vii]
Marie Anne (Theriault) Doucet was 47 years old when she applied for US Citizenship. She was born on 5 Feb 1890, in Grand-Anse, New Brunswick. Her husband was Joseph Luke Doucet.[viii] The photo was taken about 1936 when she was about 46 years old.
Marie Anne (Theriault) Doucet is listed in Family Search as ID: KG6V-NTV. I have uploaded three photos of her.
I had a good week with:
- Four successful identifications I could post to Family Search.
- One partial identification posted to Dead Fred.
If any of these photos are of a family member, I would love to hear your reaction.
[i] The Wight Studio was in Portland, Maine. Many thanks to Ethel Wight’s family for access to and permission to use the collection of their great aunt.
[ii] These images were converted to positives using a lightbox, a Nikon camera and computer software.
[viii] National Archives at Boston; Waltham, Massachusetts; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009; Record Group Number: RG 21; NAI Number: 594499; NAI Title: Naturalization Records, Maine, 1790-1945 – https://search.ancestry.com/collections/2899/records/1109505/