Blanchard Project Photos – Part 2 of 2 – Utterstrom & Cassidy

Utterstrom/Cassidy
Photo Friday

I recently received a group of 13 photos all relating to people in my Blanchard project—one Cassidy, four Utterstroms, seven Halversons, and 1 blurry photo. Today, I’ll look at the five Cassidy and Utterstrom photos.

Blanchard Project

Four photos of the Utterstrom & Cassidy FamiliesOlaf and Hannah (Halverson) Utterstrom – Marriage 30 June 1897” – The back of this photo indicates “Hannah & Olaf Utterstrum 1890’s | Wedding? Olaf and Hannah were married on 30 June 1897. It was taken by The Elite Studio, 518 Congress St. Portland, Maine. I have added this photo to my project and added a copy to Family Search L1QQ-R6J and L1QQ-PCK.

Anders & Oscar Utterstrom” – The oldest annotation on the back of the photo says “Grampy & Oscar Utterstrom.” However, in a second (and newer) hand the annotation is “Anders & Oscar.” Finally, a third hand says “Grampy Anders | Oscar Utterstrom.” So, this is clearly Oscar Utterstrom (1899-1958) on the right and his grandfather Anders Utterstrom (___-___) on the left. Oscar was born in 1899 and the boy in the photo could be about 15 years-old. I haven’t had a chance to research Anders’ life yet, however, I believe he died in 1915. If so, this photo must have been taken about 1914-15. The backdrop for this photo is The E. T. Burrowes, Co that manufactured wire window and door screens at 70 Free St, Portland, Maine.[i] Andrew (AKA Anders) Utterstrom was a “screen maker” at 70 Free St. and lived at 81 Chestnut.[ii]

Anders is not listed in the 1916 City directory suggesting his passing before that directory went to press. I have added this photo to my project and added a copy to both individuals on Family Search – L1Q7-8RQ and L1Q7-9MJ.

Dorothea Utterstrom, dog, Annette Cassidy, Etta Utterstrom, ca 1940s” – Dorothea, Annette, and Etta are three first cousins with three different parents. Frank, Dorothea, and Harold Utterstrom respectively. Dorothea Utterstrom was born 28 Aug 1927, Annette Cassidy was born 2 August 1929, and Lucy Etta Utterstrom was born 17 April 1928. The back of the photo indicates the photo is ca. 1940s. However, if the photo was taken in 1940, the kids would have been, 12, 10, and 11 respectively. My sense is that they are a younger than that, probably 8, 6, and 7. If my ages are correct, the photo is ca. 1935 and not in the 1940s. I have added the photos to my Ancestry project but not to Family Search.

Cassidy’s & Utterstrom’s at Bonny Eagle Lake – ca 1940” – During the 1940 census, William (Jr.) was 8, Lois was 7, and Beth was also 8. Circa 1940 fits with the apparent ages of the children. I cropped the photo to allow for one of just Dorothea and William (Sr.) to be in one photo and them and the kids to be in another photo in my Ancestry Project.

William (Sr.) & Dolly Cassidy – ca. 1927-28” – The back of the photo identifies who and when and is pretty clear.  William and Dolly married on 24 September 1928. The photo shows some leaves on the ground a some of the distant trees somewhat bare, so I believe the photo is probably from the fall of 1928. This photo is not of high enough quality to post to any of the sites.

Final Note

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Blanchard Project Photos – Part 1 of 2

Blanchard Project
Utterstrom/Halverson
Photo Friday

I recently received a group of 13 photos all relating to people in my Blanchard project—one Cassidy, four Utterstroms, seven Halversons, and 1 blurry photo. Today, I’ll look at the seven Halverson photos. I’ll look at the Cassidy and Utterstrom photos sometime in the near future. The last photo, the blurry one, I’ll use as a test photo when I review “Vivid Pix Restore,” software.

Blanchard Project

Alfred Halverson, Jr - ca. 1933Alfred Halverson, Jr – ca. 1933” has the general appearance of a high school senior graduation photo. Alfred was born on 23 January 1915. If this is a graduation photo, I’d estimate his graduation to be about 1933. I added his photo to my project. I also created an entry for Alfred Halverson on Family Search (GQK7-D2G) and posted the photo (and photo back) there.

 

Alfred Halverson Jr - ca. 1917Alfred Halverson Jr – ca. 1917” is a cute baby photo. The clarity of the face is excellent. There was no date associated with the photo, however, Alfred was born in 1915 and I estimate the child in the photo to be about two years old, so I’ve ascribed a date of ca. 1917. I added it to my project and a to Alfred Halverson on Family Search (GQK7-D2G).

 

Clarence Halverson - ca. 1890sClarence Halverson – ca. 1890s.” Besides his name, the back of the photo says, “Father of Clifford Leon Halverson and husband of Mabel Halverson.” Clarence died at the age of 33 in 1903, so the photo is definitely before that. I estimate the late 1890s. I added this photo to my project and to Clarence Halverson on Family Search (LLQB-JTH).

Clifford Halverson - ca. 1900Clifford Halverson – ca. 1900.”  The back of this photo is filled with information. It reads, “Son of Clarence Halverson | Clifford Halverson| Phil’s Brother | Betty & Beverly’s Uncle | Died age 15 Blood Poison | Pimple nose got infected – Scratched pimple | Gardiner, Maine.” Oh my! Sometimes it is easy to forget just how fragile life was before the advent of antibiotics. The photo indicates Clifford died at age 15; however, the burial record with the Evangelical Lutheran Church indicates he died 15 September 1912 at the age of 17.[i] That suggests his birth was 1894 to 1895. My estimate is that the child in this photo is about 5 or six years old, making the photo ca. 1900. [Note: The photo was damaged (long ago). It appears to me that someone scribbled his face and body probably as a carry through from scribbling on a document on top of this one.] I added this photo to my project and to Clifford Leon Halverson on Family Search (LLQB-VLJ).

Hanna Mathilda Halverson - ca. 1885Hanna Mathilda Halverson – ca. 1885.” This photo originally indicated the first name of “Hanna,” however, a secondary identification and all other records that I have indicate her name was Hannah. The back of the photo indicates “Al and Bill’s Grandmother.”  Also, the date “1885?” written in the secondary hand suggests the year was the estimate of someone. The photo type and appearance seem to be consistent with the mid-1800s, so I kept that date.   I added this photo to my project and to Hannah M. Halverson on Family Search (L1QQ-PCK).

Harold Halverson (Hannah's Brother) - ca 1880sHarold Halverson (Hannah’s Brother) – ca 1880s.” Very faintly, the back of the photo appears to read “Little Harold.” In a later hand, it reads “Uncle Harold Halverson | Hanna’s Brother,” and in an even more recent hand it reads “Harold Haverson Hannah’s Brother.” Harold Theodore Halverson was born in Norway, probably in 1878. In 1883 the family immigrated to Boston where this photo had been taken. The family relocated to Deering [now Portland] Maine by 1889. So, this photo must have been taken between 1883 and 1889. The boy in this photo appears to me to be about 11 years old. If so, the photo would have been taken about early in 1889. I added this photo to my project and to Harold Theodore Halverson on Family Search (L5FG-7K3).

Mary Halverson - ca 1890sMary Halverson – ca 1890s.” The final photo in this Halverson collection is a photo of Mary Halverson. The back said, “Hannah’s sister | Mary Halverson.” In a newer pen, there is an entry that says, “died of TB” and “1890?”  My records didn’t have a Mary Halverson, however, I do have a Maren Halverson. Maren was born in 1868 and died in 1893. The Halverson’s moved to Maine in 1889.  The woman in this photo appears to be in her mid-‘20s. Consequently, I’m confident that is a photo of Mary Halverson taken between 1889 and 1893. I added this photo to my project and to Mary Halverson on Family Search (M69L-RVB).

Final Note

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Minerva Kenrick, Mrs. Kimball, and two other photos

Photo Friday

I only had a chance to look at four photos this week. I’m sure I identified one of them. One of the images I believe I’ve identified, and one is a complete unknown. The last photo is a location, probably in North Yarmouth.

Family Search

Minerva Kenrick” is the photo of a woman probably in her late 30s to early 50s. She appears to be wearing some kind of funky hat. My review indicated there were two people in Maine named Minerva Kenrick.

  • 1850 – The first Minerva Kenrick, born about 1809, is the apparent wife of Francis Kenrick living in China, Kennebec County.
  • 1860 – A Minerva Kenrick, born about 1808, is the apparent wife of Francis Kenrick residing in Fairfield, Somerset County.
  • 1870 – A Minerva Kendrick, born about 1810, is the apparent mother of Edward Kenrick living in Waterville, Kennebec County.
  • 1875 – Minerva Crowell Kenrick, born December 6, 1808, died August 19, 1875, in Waterville, Kennebec County, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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Minerva Kenrick
Minerva Kenrick
  • 1900 – A second Minerva Kenrick was born in March 1872; she appears as a boarder in Portland, Cumberland County in 1900.
  • 1910 – A Minerva born about 1871, is the head of a household including her mother (Mary), ten nurses and six domestics in Portland, Cumberland County.
  • 1920 – a Minerva, born about 1873, appears as a boarder in Portland, Cumberland County.
  • 1922 – Minerva Kenrick, born in 1872, died on January 18, 1922, in Portland, Cumberland County.
  • 1922 – Minerva Kenrick, born February 18, 1871, died January 18, 1922, in Portland and was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterville, Kennebec County.

Clearly, there were two Minerva Kenrick’s in Maine. One lived long before this photo was taken. The other died at 50 during the early 1920s. This photo most assuredly is the second Minerva Kendrick (1871-1922), who appears to have never married.

Dead Fred

Mrs. Kimball - Mrs. Kendall's mother“Mrs. Kimball – Mrs. Kendall’s mother” is a photo of a woman on a couch with a chair nearby.  The picture is “artsy,” having been taken from very low, below table height.

I didn’t find anything in Family Search, but a search on Ancestry led to my suspicion that the photo is of Sarah M (Parker) Kimball (1834-1900), whose daughter, Susan married Edgar Kendall in 1896 in Milford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. It fits that this could be a photo of Sarah between 1896 and her death in 1900.

Other

Unknown - April 21, '06 - Lived in No. BerwickUnknown – April 21, ’06 – lived in No. Berwick” is a photo of an unnamed woman.  I sent an email (with digital image) to the North Berwick Historical Society to see if someone there might be able to identify the individual.

 

Places

Wecustigo Valley FarmWescustigo Valley Farm” – The barn has a sign indicating 1872. My internet research suggests that this might be located in North Yarmouth. I emailed them to confirm.

 

Final Note

If you are related to any of these families and can help precisely identify them, I’d love to hear from you.

Photo Friday – Four Identified – Four Others With Names

Photo Friday

Very good week for my Photo Identification Project. Four individuals were identified and four others I have names for but I can’t confirm them.

Family Search

For four of the photos I was able to determine who they were, and I uploaded the images to the memory section of the individual profiles on Family Search.

Left to right:  John S. Loud, Frank Hodgens, Sadie Marion Griffiths, Preston Peckham
  • John S. Loud  (1856-1917) – L1BX-2QF – Rochester, NH;  19 Dec 1903.
  • Frank Hodgens (1863-1917) – 9XS7-GXW – 1889.
  • Sadie Marion Griffiths (1901-1971), Family Search ID: LZXB-M22; Newmarket, NH; 1912.
  • Preston A. Peckham (1882-1910) –  LR83-H1J – Lynn, Mass.

Uncertain Photo Identification

I was not able to determine four of the individuals for certain. They are:

Leroy Franklin Radley, Caroline Parker, Ralph Adolph Johnson, Suzie E. Love

“Leroy Franklin Radley” Rockland, ME – Christmas 1914 – Pillsbury Studio, Rockland. This is clearly Leroy Franklin Radley, born 16 Oct 1913 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, the son of Franklin L. and Agnes Radley. I, however, have been unable to find Leroy Radley in Family Search or in an Ancestry Tree. If you are a family member of Leroy and can place him into a family tree, please contact me.

“Caroline Parker” – Photo by London Photo.  My guess about the photo is that it appears, to me, to be from the 1930s. I can’t determine if the person is in her 20s or her 50s. As such, I suspect the person was probably born between 1890 and 1930.
There was a Gladys Caroline Parker, born c. 1890, who lived in Portland.
There was a Caroline Parker, born c. 1894, who lived in Gardiner, Maine.
There was a Caroline Parker, born in 1909 who lived in Biddeford, Maine.
There was a Caroline Parker, born in 1910 who lived in Bangor, Maine.
There was a Caroline Parker, born c. 1922, who lived in Wilton, Maine.
I am unable to determine which of the many Caroline Parkers this photo is an image of.

“Ralph Adolph Johnson” – Photo by Marion, Lowell, Mass. There was a Ralph Adolph John, who married Almira Louise Johnson on 7 Sep 1916 in South Portland, Cumberland, Maine. At the time of the Marriage, Ralph lived in Lowell, Mass; he was 23 years old and born in Scarboro, Maine. I am confident this is Ralph Adolph Johnson (1893-1972).  There is no entry for this person in Family Search. I’ll see he is added to the Scarborough Historical Society photo collection.

“Susie E. Love” – Photo by Flagg & Plummer, Lewiston, ME.  I am unable to determine her identification. A Susan Evelyn (Farrington) Rowe, married Woodbury Grover Love in 1919. This photo appears to be a bit earlier than 1919, but it is possibly her.

If you are related to any of these families and can help precisely identify them, I’d love to hear from you

Two more on Family Search

I feel confident I’ve found two more on Family Search. (Their photos are above.)

“Sadie Marian Griffith – 12 years.” Photo by W. J. Thibault, Newmarket, NH. This photo appears to be from the 1920s. It identifies the subject as 12 years old.
There was a Sadie Marion Griffiths born 6 April 1901 in Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire. Durham is about four miles from Newmarket.  There do not appear to be any other Sadie’s in the area. As such, I’m confident this is Sadie Marion Griffiths (1901-1971), Family Search ID: LZXB-M22; child of Edward Bartholomew and Mary Effie (Furber) Griffiths.

“Preston Peckham” – Photo by Geo W. Ames, Lynn, Mass.
A review of the various Preston Peckhams on Family Search yielded a Preston A. Peckham, born in September 1882 to John P and Nellie M Peckham and living in Lynn, Mass. On Family Search the person is LR83-H1J.

I’d love to learn if you are related to any of these individuals.

Photo Friday – Bridges, Starrett, Weymouth, and Six Others

Photo Friday

It was an okay week for my photo analysis project. This week I looked at nine photos I scanned previously. Three of them I clearly identified; six others I’m not certain of.

Family Search

Three of the photos I was able to determine who they were, and I uploaded the images to the memory section of the individual profiles on Family Search.

They were:

  • Luetta Katie Bridges – (1893-1974) – 9V68-B3K
  • Katie Farrington Starrett (1863-1948) – KZ23-XZB
  • Nellie A. Weymouth – (1867-____) – L24G-D8W
Nellie A. Weymouth, Luetta Katie Bridges, & Katie Farrington Starrett

Uncertain Photo Identification

I was not able to determine who the other six were.

  1. “Frances Sarah Bragdon” Born March 9, 1904, Rec’d Sept 17″ was photographed at Marshall Studio, Westbrook, Me.  There was a female Bragdon child born April 1, 1904, in Westbrook, Me.  Daughter of Ernest J. and Jennie F (Smith) Bragdon. I suspect this is that child and the birthdate on the photo is incorrect.
  2. “Mr. and Mrs. Hansen – English People” was photographed at Davies Studio in Rockland, Me.  Sadly no first names.
  3. Bruce Levett - Leavett - R.B. Leavitt“Bruce Levett – Leavett” was photographed at Hanson Photography, 12 Monument Square, Portland, ME. The back indicates both spellings. On an outer cover sheet, it says “R. B. Leavitt | Portland Me” From that, I’m fairly convinced this is probably Robert Bruce Leavitt who was born 3 September 1874 and died 7 August 1949.
  4. “Eugene Moulton 21-Oct. – 1900” was quite perplexing. The photo was taken at Crockett Photography in Rockland, Me. This is probably Henry Eugene Moulton, born 3 May 1880, but I can’t be sure. There are several other Eugene Moultons of that time/period.
  5. “Edward Rand Thurman – Feb 12, 1899 – Feb 12, 1900.”  I have searched at length and have been unsuccessful in determining who the child was. The child was photographed at H. M. Smith at 478 Congress Street, Portland, Me.  If, as the back of the photo suggests, the child died on his 1st birthday, that is really sad and might explain why there are no other records of his life.
  6. “Jennie Young” was photographed at Gendron, 13 Tremont Row, Boston. From the dress and photo type, it looks to be from the 1880s or 1890s.  There are so many Jennie Youngs in Maine and Massachusetts, it is impossible to determine which one this is.
Mr. and Mrs. Hansen, Jennie Young, Frances Sarah Bragdon, Eugene Moulton, & Edward Rand Thurman

These photos, in 1200 pixel width, have been posted to Dead Fred.

If you are related to these families and can help identify them, I’d love to hear from you. Likewise, if you are related to the three individuals in the first group, I’d love to learn if you had seen these photos before.