Another Bragdon photo, plus Everett Cunningham

Photo Friday
By Don Taylor

It is a good week for my Photo Identification Project. I identified two individuals; however, I couldn’t identify one other photo.

Philip Osgood Bragdon – Everett Cunningham – (FNU) Chadbourne

Philip Osgood Bragdon

The back of the photo says, “Philip Osgood Bragdon | Westbrook High School | Class of 1929.”  The photo is by “The Albert Studio, 463 Congress St. Portland, ME.”

I’ve run into a Philip Osgood Bragdon photo before[i]. I had a photo of him as a young child (about 6 or 7). This time, the photo is his Westbrook High School class of 1929 photo.

This individual is in Family Search as ID: LYRK-RDZ.

Everett Cunningham

The back of this photo says, “Everett Cunningham.” The photo front indicates it was photographed by “Crockett [Studio], Rockland, ME.”

There was an Everett Maynard Cunningham who was born in Warren, Knox County, Maine in 1874. He lived there during the 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1940 censuses. Warren is about seven miles (10 by road) from Rockland, so having his photo taken there makes sense.  Also, he appears to be in his 20s or 30s in the photo.

A review found that Everett Maynard Cunningham was the only Everett Cunningham in Knox County during that period. There was an Everett C. Cunningham of Patten, Penobscot County born in 1900. Patten is over 150 miles from Rockland and the photo appears to be from the early 1900s, so it is unlikely Everett C. Cunningham is this photo subject.

So, I’m confident this photo is of Everett Maynard Cunningham, born 26 January 1874, the son of William F. and Helen (Millay) Cunningham of Warren, Knox County, Maine.

This individual is in Family Search as ID: 9VZV-377.

Chadbourne

The back of this photo says, “Chadbourne.” The photo front indicates it was photographed by “F. C. Philpot, Sanford, ME.”

This cabinet card image appears to be from the 1880 to 1990 period and the subject appears to be in her 20s or 30s. As such, this could be Jennie Littlefield Chadbourne who married Elbert Russell in 1906 and who married George Hurd. Alternately this could be Jennie’s sister, Gertrude Bertha Chadbourne who married William Russell in 1906.

There were several young Chadbourne women in York County during that time as well as many Chadbourne men whose wives could be this “Chadbourne.”

As such, I don’t believe I can determine which of the several “Chadbourne” women this is an image of. If someone has a similar photo of this woman that we can compare, I would love to hear from you.


ENDNOTES

[i] Internet: Don Taylor Genealogy “Three More Bragdons” accessed 14 Aug 2020. http://dontaylorgenealogy.com/2020/07/three-more-bragdons.html/

Five Photos – Eight People

Photo Friday
By Don Taylor

Very good week for my Photo Identification Project. Five photos, eight people, and all but one identified, and I have her (very common) name.

Rose Anne McLaughlin – Johnson children – Walter Blaisdell – Moody B. Lovell – Edward Rand Sherman

Edward Rand Sherman

The back of the photo says, “Edward Rand Sherman – xmas 1901.”  The photo is by “Jackson Studio, 548½ Congress St, Portland, ME.”

A FamilySearch search quickly found Edward R. Sherman, born 12 February 1899, who lived in Portland, Ward 7, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, with his parents, John Curtis and Margaret Eva Lena (Taylor) Sherman. At Christmas 1901, Edward would have been nearly 3-years-old, which fits this individual.

There does not appear to be any alternative individuals that fit the criteria of this photo.

Family Search ID: LVDB-R1Y.

Moody B. Lovell

The back of the photo says, “Mr. Moody B. Lovell – Coaticooke, PQ, Canada – Died Jan 1902 @ 14 Carlton St. Portland.”  The photo is by “Montminy & Cie, Quebec.”

Mr. Moody B. Lovell – Coaticooke, PQ, Canada – Died Jan 1902 @ 14 Carlton St. Portland

There was a Moody B Lovell, born 1854 and died 29 January 1902 in Portland, Maine. His parents were Henry and Artemisia (Merriman) Lovell.

There does not appear to be any alternative individuals that fit the criteria of this photo.

Family Search ID: LVBM-ZDK.

Walter Blaisdell

The back of the photo says, “Walter Blaisdell – No. Berwick, Maine.”  There is no studio identified.

There was a Walter Blaisdell who was born 5 November 1890 in Chelsea, MA, but lived in North Berwick during the 1910, 1920 and 1930 Censuses. He married Nelda Naismith on 1 September 1925. It appears that this photo is of that Walter Blaisdell.

There was another Walter Blaisdell who was born 11 May 1879 in New Hampshire and lived in Berwick in 1920. However, all of his information appears that he lived in Berwick and not North Berwick.

Family Search ID: L289-371.

William, Lottie, Lillie, and Carrie

The back of the photo says, “Wm Huntington, Age 17 – Lottie May, Age 15, – Lillie Richardson, Age 10 – Carrie Ella, Age 12 – June 1900.” Although there is a photographer’s name on the print, I can’t make the name out, however, with close examination I could tell the location was “Augusta, ME.”

Even though I didn’t have a surname for this family group, I was pretty sure I’d be able to identify who they are. A look at FamilySearch was not successful for me. However, Ancestry.Com provides more sophisticated search capabilities. There, I quickly found William H Johnson, son of Richard and Carrie Johnson. William had three sisters, Lottie M., Carrie E., and Lillie R. They Lived in Hollowell, Kennebec County, Maine, which adjoins Augusta. No doubt this is them.

Family Search ID: G71F-1TQ – William Huntington Johnson.
Family Search ID: G71N-WWX – Lottie M. Johnson.
Family Search ID: 9V8Q-MCJ – Carrie E. Johnson.
Family Search ID: G71N-9FJ – Lillie Richardson Johnson.

Rose Anne McLaughlin

The back of the photo says, “Rose Anne McLaughlin.”  The photo is a cabinet card by “H.M. Smith Studio, 478 Congress St., Portland, ME.”

There are at least seven individuals that this photo could be an image of.

Anne 1840 – There was an Anne McLaughlin, born in Ireland in 1840, and lived in Portland, in 1860 with the Henry Illsley family as a servant.

Rosa 1844 – There was a Rosa McLaughlin, born about 1844, and the apparent wife of James McLaughlin who lived in Portland during 1870.

Annie 1850 – There was an Annie McLaughlin who lived in the John McLaughlin in Portland in 1870.

Anna 1854 – There was an Anna McLaughlin, born in Ireland in 1854. In 1880 she was a servant living with the Anna F Jones family in Portland, Maine.

Annie 1863 – There was an Annie McLaughlin, born in Ireland, 1863. In 1880 she was living in Portland, Maine, as a servant in the household of Clarence Cheeney.

Annie 1866 – There was an Annie McLaughlin, apparent daughter of Margaret McLaughlin, living in Portland during 1870.

Annie 1871 – There was an Annie McLaughlin, born in Maine in 1871 and lived in Portland with her parents, William and Jane McLaughlin in 1880.

Because the date is unknow and could have been taken any time between 1870 and 1910, I am unable to determine which of the many individuals this may be.

Final Note

If you are related to any of these individuals, or can help identify Rose Anne McLaughlin, I’d love to hear from you.

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Five photos – Two Named – None Identified

Photo Friday
By Don Taylor

One last “first look” at my various unrelated photos. Today, I am looking at five photographs of four women. Two are sadly unidentified. Another one is also unidentified, but it is possible we may be able to determine who she is. Lastly, there are two photos of Nellie Peckham.

Nellie Peckham (twice), A 1895 Thornton Academy Student, and two unknown women.

Unidentified Woman – J.H. Lamson, 5 Temple Street, Portland Maine.

There is no identification with the photo. The photo was taken at the Lamson Studio in Portland. It is likely this woman lived in Cumberland County. I think it is unlikely I will be able to identify this person unless someone else sees a photo of the same person.  Image here.

Unidentified Woman (older) – Norris, Portland Maine.

There is no identification with the photo. The photo was taken at the Norris Studio in Portland. It is likely this woman lived in Cumberland County. I think it is unlikely I will be able to identify this person unless someone else seed a photo of the same person. Image here.

Unidentified Woman – Thornton Academy (Class of ’97) – Philbrick, Biddeford, ME.

Unidentified Woman - Philbrick, Biddeford, ME - Thornton Academy - 1897This woman is unnamed. However, the back says “Thornton Academy – Class of ’97.” As such, it may be possible to identify this woman based on further investigation.

Nellie Peckham (standing by flowers)

Nellie Peckham (by Flowers)A Family Search search for Nellie Peckham yielded only one “Nellie Peckham” result. A Charles Larabee, age 36, married in 1904. His parents were Samuel Larrbee and Nellie E. Peckham.[i] Additionally, a Nellie F Thomas died at age 45 in 1913. Her parents were Samuel ? and Nellie E Peckham.[ii] So, both Charles and Nellie F. were born about 1868. As such, that would suggest that Nellie E. was married about 1867 and these photos come from about 1867.

The photos don’t seem that old to me. As such, I don’t believe these photos are of the mother of Charles & Nellie F. Further searching for Nellie on Family Search and Ancestry was unproductive.

Nellie Peckham (standing by house and carriage-way)

See the writeup above. – Image Here.

Final Note

If you are related to any of these individuals or can help confirm the identity of them, I’d love to hear from you.


Sources

[i] “Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZQP-SYJ : 4 April 2020), Larrabee and Hale, 1904; citing , Cumberland, Maine, United States, multiple sources, Maine; FHL microfilm.

[ii] “Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N4WJ-F5D : 6 April 2020), Nellie F Thomas, 01 Nov 1913; citing Lynn,,Massachusetts, 42, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,401,815.

 

Five Photos – Three new people

Britt, Britt, Parker, Cragg, & Hunt
Photo Friday
By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.Two of the photos this week were new photos of people I had researched before. The third photo is of a person I identified. Fourth, I think I determined the individual, which then lead to the identification of another person I researched months ago. Finally, the last photo I’m pretty sure I know who it was, but I can’t confirm. I will follow-up that one up with some newspaper research.

   M. Maude Britt –  Philip J. Britt –  Parker –  Beatrice Cragg  –  Arthur M. Hunt

Philip J. Britt

The back of the photo says, “A Merry Christmas to Evie & Perley from Phill. | Philip J. Britt.

 I’ve researched Philip J. Britt before and posted several photos of him previously. See The Britt’s of New Brunswick, Canada. This is one more photo of him on the steps of a house. He appears younger, without a mustache, but has a similar hat and face.  

On Family Search, he is KH52-8J6. The photo doesn’t provide a close enough detail of his face to be added to Family Search, but I’d love to reunite the photo with the family.

M. Maude Britt

The back of the photo says, “M. Maude Britt in center” and “Some of the Frilly Toughs.”

Again, I had researched this family before and had encountered Maud Britt, the sister of Philip J. Britt. Although considerably older, this appears to be the same woman as I posted previously. I believe this to be a photo of that individual.

The photo doesn’t provide a close enough detail of her face to be added to Family Search, but I’d love to reunite the photo with the family.

Arthur M. Hunt

The back of the photo says, “From Arthur M. Hunt Stacyville Maine – Arthur M. Hunt.” The photo is a small cabinet card.

Stacyville is a town in Penobscot County, Maine.

In 1906, an Arthur M. Hunt, who lived in Stacyville, married Jessie M. Morrill. That Arthur was born 9 October 1882 in Stacyville. I have no doubt this photo is of him when he was about 13 or 14 years old, placing the photo “circ 1895.” Further searches for an “Arthur Hunt” in the  Stacyville are yielded no additional candidates.

On Family Search his ID is 2Z3L-L8V.

Parker

The back of the photo says, Parker, which appears to be a surname because it is on the far right. The photo is by “London Photo.”

I had seen a photo from London Photo previously in this project. Last February I posted an Uncertain Photo ID for Caroline Parker which included multiple candidates.

So, with three assumptions,

    1. His father’s surname “Parker.”
    2. His mother’s given name was “Caroline.”
    3. Events took place in Maine.

There were three individuals who fit the criteria in a Family Search, search.

    1. Benjamin, born c. 1875 in Aroostook County.
    2. John H, born March 1876 in Aroostook County.
    3. Delbert Kincaid, born 14 Jan 1855 in Madison, Somerset County.

Further research indicated that there was a “London Photography” in Palmyra. But, I don’t have what dates it might have existed. I’ve asked to join the Palmyra Maine Historical Society group on Facebook. Requires Follow-up.

Beatrice Cragg

The back of the photo says, “Beatrice Cragg | Portland Maine.”  The photo is by “The Lamson Studio – Portland, ME”

There was a Beatrice Baker Cragg, daughter of John Fox and Jean Isabel Cragg who was born 7 Aug 1895. I believe this to be a photo of her, probably at a confirmation or other religious ceremony when Beatrice was about 11 or 12 years old. However, I am not confident beyond a doubt that this is her.

There does not appear to be a Family Search ID for Beatrice Baker Cragg. I posted a copy of the image to Dead Fred.

Followup

  • Determine if there was a “London Photography” in Palmyra, Maine in the 1860s.
  • See if Beatrice Craig appears in a newspaper article of the time with a religious ceremony about that time.

Final Note

If you are related to any of these individuals or can help confirm the identity, I’d love to hear from you.

 

Three More Bragdon’s

Photo Friday
By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.I’ve run into Bragdon photos before[i]. I had three more Bragdon’s left in my collection, so I thought I’d look into them.  All three photos are quite small, the smallest being only 1 by ¾ inch, the largest being only 2” x 3”.

Philip Bragdon

The back of this photo says, “Philip Bragdon | Cumberland Mills, Maine.” There is no photo studio or date identified.

From my previous research I learnd that Ralph Marr Bragdon and Harold Lumbard Bragdon had a brother, Philip Osgood Bragdon (1911-1993). I’m sure this is him probably about six years old.

This individual is in Family Search as ID: LYRK-RDZ.

Philip Bragdon, Everett Bragdon, & George O. Bragdon

Everett Bragdon

The back of this photo says, “Everett Bragdon | Apr 1904 | About 10 years old. Cumberland Mills, Maine.” The studio was “The Marshall Studio – Westbrook, ME.”

Ralph (and Harold and Philip) Marr Bragdon did not have a sibling named Everett, however, there was a first cousin, Everett Bragdon who also lived in Westbrook. Everett was born on 3 January 1894 and would have been 10 years old in April 1904.

There were no other Everett Bragdon’s in Cumberland County at that time, so I’m sure this is a photo of Everett Linwood Bragdon (1894-1984) the son of William Bryant and Mary Elizabeth (Hodgkins) Bragdon.

This individual is in Family Search as ID: LYBV-8GX.

George O. Bragdon

The back of this photo says, “George O. Bragdon | died Aug 1914 | Cumberland Mills, Maine.”

There is no photo studio or date identified, however, it is clear the photo is from before August 1914.

George Osgood Bragdon was born 22 December 1866 and died 13 August 1914. He lived in Westbrook during the 1900 and 1910 censuses.

There was a George D. Bragdon who lived in Cumberland County before 1914, however, he was born in 1902 and is too young for this picture.

There was a George Albert Bragdon who also lived in Cumberland County before 1914, however, he was born about 1880 and lived to 1948. Also, he appears to be too young to be the person in this photo.

As such, I’m confident this is George Osgood Bragdon (1866-1914). This individual is in Family Search as ID: KCZ3-GVV

Final Note

If you are related to any of these individuals and can help confirm the identity, I’d love to hear from you. Please use the comment form below.


Endnotes

[i] See: “Bridges, Starrett, Weymouth, and Six Others” – Frances Sarah Bragdon and see “Four Men & a Boy” – Ralph Marr Bragdon & Harold Bragdon.