By Don Taylor
This was a frustrating week for my Photo Identification Project. There were three photos of women all wearing nurse caps and uniforms. All photos were taken at L & W.C. King Studio, Portland, ME.
Quickly, I found all three women at the Maine General Hospital in the 1895 Portland City Directory. I also found some of them for a couple of other years, but I was unsuccessful in finding any of them in 1894 (or earlier) or in 1899 (or later). I couldn’t find any of them in the 1900 Census. Further searches found candidate matches for two of them, but I found nothing on the third one. I am not confident enough on any of them to ascribe them to a Family Search ID, so I’m posting them to Dead Fred.
“Nellie Dinsmore” – L & W.C. King – Portland, Maine
- 1890, 1893, & 1894 – Portland City Directory – Not listed.
- 1895, Pg xx – Dinsmore, Nellie M. Miss, nurse Maine General Hospital, bds. do.
- 1898, Pg 756 – Dinsmore, Nellie M. Miss, Nurse, rms. 21 Wilmot
- 1899, 1900 – Not listed.
There was a Nellie M Dinsmore, born 1862 in Maine to Francis R and Sophronia (Tuttle) Dinsmore – Candidate.
There was a Nellie M Dinsmore born 1868 in Maine to Joshua and Phoebe (Hawes) Dinsmore. She lived in Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine, in 1870 and in Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine, in 1880 – Candidate.
There was a Nellie M Dinsmore born 1870 in Carroll County New Hampshire. She married William Burroughs in 1901—Candidate.
“Margret Horton” – L & W.C. King – Portland, Maine
- 1890, 1894 – Portland City Directory – Not Listed
- 1895, pg 406 – Horton, Margaret # Miss, nurse Maine General Hospital, bds. do.
- 1897, Page 739 – Horton, Margaret E Miss, 20 Hill
- 1898, Pg 757 – Horton, Margaret E Miss, 20 Hill
- 1899 – Portland City Directory – Not Listed.
A review of trees did not yield likely candidates for Margaret/Margret Horton.
“Harriet Wright” – L & W.C. King – Portland, Maine
- 1894 – Portland City Directory – Not Listed.
- 1895, Pg 661 – Wright, Harriet M. Miss, Nurse Maine General Hospital, bds. Do.
- 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900 – Portland City Directory – Not Listed.
There is a Harriett Maria Wright born 20 Nov 1873 in Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts who married William Burleigh in 1898 – Candidate.
If you are related to any of these individuals or can help confirm their identities, I’d love to hear from you. Please use the form below.