Ethel Wight Collection – Part 81

Duran, Lothridge (née Lewis), Low, Lucariello, & Lyna

Photo Friday
Ethel Wight Collection
By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.This week, for Photo Friday, I identify the people in five more envelopes from the Ethel Wight Studio Collection[i]. The envelopes contain the names who paid for the photos, not necessarily of the individual portrayed in the image. As such, it is vital to analyze the pictures and information to identify the individual therein.[ii] My goal is to reunite the photos with family members who may have never seen the image.


Marion Pearl Lothridge, née Lewis, circa 1934

The envelope this negative was in says, “Lothridge #178 “Virginia’s Friend” (No address given.) Envelope Package #177 is Virginia Nutter (again, no address).

Marion Pearl Lothridge, née Lewis, circa 1934

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1934 Portland City Directory lists Virginia Nutter, a hairdresser employed at 551a Congress, Rm 4 and residing at 130 Spring. The directory also lists Mrs. Marion P Lothridge as the proprietor at 551 Congress, Rm 4, living with her husband John C. Lothridge at 210 Congress. This photo must be of Marion.
  • The 1930 Census lists John and Marion Lothridge living on Congress Street. Marion is 27 years old and was born in Maine.
  • Maine Marriage Records, 1713-1922, list Marion Pearl Lewis marrying John C Lothridge on 18 April 1921. Marion was born in No. Vassalboro, Me. about 1903.

This photo is of Marion Pearl Lothridge, née Lewis, about 1934.

Ancestry has eight public trees that refer to Marion Pearl Lewis. Family Search has profile LRTJ-ZM8 for Marion Pearl Lewis, born 9 October 1903. I uploaded two photos of her to her Family Search Memories. 

John Hutchinson Low, circa 1935

This negative envelope says, “Mr. John H. Low, 106 Congress Sq Hotel #632.”

John Hutchinson Low, circa 1935

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1940 US Census lists 37-year-old John H Low as an inmate at the York County Jail. It indicates he lived in Portland, ME, in 1935, when the photo was likely taken.
  • John Hutchinson Low was born on 10 June 1902 in Portland, Maine, to Frank and Annie (Hutchinson) Low.

This photo is of John Hutchinson Low about 1935 when he was about 33 years old.

Ancestry has four public trees that refer to John Hutchinson Low, born on 10 June 1902. Family Search has profile LR4C-TYL for John Hutchinson Low, son of Frank and Anna (Hutchinson) Low. I have uploaded two photos of him to his Family Search Memories.

Michael Lucariello, circa 1936

This negative envelope says, “Mr. Michael Lucariello, 76 Illsley St #1100.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Michael Lucariello, circa 1936

    The 1937 Portland City Directory lists Michael, Grace, Vincenzo, and Jennie Lucariello living at 74 Illsley. Michael is an attendant at 534 Wash Av, Grace is a teacher, and Vincenzo is the proprietor at 608 Congress.

  • The 1940 Census lists the Vincenzo family living at 74 Illsley Street; Michael is the 22-year-old son.

This photo is of Michael A. Lucariello, circa 1936.

Ancestry has three public trees that refer to Michael A Lucariello, son of Vincenzo and Jennie (Glasso) Lucariello. Family Search has profile L2RM-64J for Michael A Lucariello, born 11 April 1917. I uploaded a photo of him to his Family Search Memories. That photo was somewhat damaged. There are also a couple more images of Michael that are severely damaged that I can provide if asked. (Use the comment form below.)        

James Richard Lyna, circa 1936

This negative envelope says, Mr. Richard Lyna, 57 Allen Ave #1039.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • James Richard Lyna, circa 1936

    The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Richard J Lyna as an employee at 73 Bell and residing at 57 Allen Ave. Also living at 57 Allen are Dorothy M Lyna, a clerk, and Louise B., the widow of James H. Lyna.

  • The 1930 US Census identifies the James H Lyna family with his wife, Eliza, and son Richard. Richard is 15 and was born in New Hampshire.

I believe this photo is of Richard. J Lyna, circa 1936.

Ancestry has 12 public trees that refer to James Richard Lyna, born 31 Oct 1914 to James Henry and Louise Bell (Sloan) Lyna. Family Search has profile LTNT-WTX for James Richard Lyna. I uploaded two photos of him to his Family Search Memories.

Eleanor Lou Duran, circa 1936

This negative envelope says, “Mrs. Fred Loyne, 4 Horton Place #508 – Eleanor Lou Duren.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Eleanor Lou Duran, circa 1936

    The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Frederick P Loyne and his wife Elena S. living at 4 Horton Pl.

  • Frederick and Elena St Clair (Thomson) Loyne had a daughter, Audrey Thomson Loyne, on 8 Jan 1910. Audrey married Dean Richardson Duren on 24 February 1929. On 11 September 1929, they had a daughter Eleanor Lou Duren. Eleanor would have been about six when this photo was taken about 1936.

I am sure this photo is of Eleanor Lou Duren, the granddaughter of Mrs. Fred (Elena) Loyne.

Ancestry has four public trees that refer to Eleanor Lou Duran. Family Search has profile GHVN-P9F for Elanor L. Duran (1929-2013). Interestingly enough, I uploaded a photo of her and her mother, Audrey, to her Family Search Memories in February 2021. This photo was taken on another day, apparently a few weeks before the picture of mother and daughter. I uploaded this photo to the Memory also.


Conclusion

  • I fully identified all five All of them have Family Search profiles, so I uploaded their images to their Family Search Memories

If any of these photos are of your family member, I would love to hear your reaction. Especially if this photo is of a loved one for whom you hadn’t seen this photograph before.

Due to software limitations, the images uploaded to Family Search, Dead Fred, and Flickr have a higher image quality than the images linked here.

For all postings of the Ethel Wight Collection, please see here.


Endnotes

[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.

Ethel Wight Collection – Part 80

Livingston, Livingstone, Logan, Lord, & (née Craig)

Photo Friday
Ethel Wight Collection
By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.This week, for Photo Friday, I identify the people in five more envelopes from the Ethel Wight Studio Collection[i]. The envelopes contain the names who paid for the photos, not necessarily of the individual portrayed in the image. As such, it is vital to analyze the pictures and information to identify the individual therein.[ii] My goal is to reunite the photos with family members who may have never seen the image.


Dorothy Livingstone, Nurse, circa 1935.

The envelope this negative was in says, “Miss Dorothy Livingstone, Queens Hospital #278.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Dorothy Livingstone, Nurse, circa 1935

    The 1934 and 1935 Portland City Directories indicate that Dorothy Livingstone is a student at 218 State (Queen’s Hospital) and lives at 681 Congress.

  • The 1936 Portland City Directory lists Dorothy M. Livingstone as a nurse at 96 Gray.
  • The 1938 Portland City Directory indicates Dorothy M Livingstone, a nurse, moved to Washington DC.
  • The 1930 US Census lists two Dorothy Livingstones living in Maine.
    • Dorothy is a 16-year-old “lodger” at the Good Will Farm in Fairfield Town, Somerset County. She was born in Maine.
    • Dorothy M., the 14-year-old daughter of Margaret Livingston, lives in Westbrook, Cumberland county. She was born in Canada, and her parents were both born in Scotland.
  • The 1940 US Census lists two Dorothy Livingstone’s that are nurses.
    • Dorothy Livingstone, Age 23, was born in Iowa. In 1935 she was living in Des Moines, Iowa.
    • Dorothy Livingstone, age 34, was born in Massachusetts and worked as a Practical Nurse at King Sanatorium & Hospital, Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The Census indicates that in 1935, she was living in the same place (Mass), and she seems too old to be the person in the photo.
  • Virginia Marriage Records indicate that a Dorothy Mary Livingstone, age 23, born in Abbott Village, Maine, married Bert Rollins on 2 October 1937 in Quantico, VA. (Quantico is about 35 miles south of Washington, DC.) Dorothy’s parents are Guy Livingston and Florence Goodridge. Bert is a Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy.
  • The 1940 US Census finds Dorothy Livingstone living at 3417 32nd Street; she was born in Maine and was in Portland, Maine, in 1935.

I am sure this is Dorothy Livingston [later Rollins], born 22 September 1912 to Guy and Florence (Goodridge) Livingston about 1935, while she was a student nurse at Queen’s Hospital in Portland, Maine.

Ancestry has 14 public trees that refer to Dorothy Mary Livingstone. Family Search has profile G313-QKW for Dorothy Mary Livingstone. I have uploaded two photos of her to her Family Search Memories.

Emily Logan, circa 1935

This negative envelope says, “Miss Emily Logan, 232 Forest Ave #587.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Emily Logan, circa 1935

    The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Wendall M MacDowell and Mrs. Rose A Geason at 232 Forest Ave. Charles and Gustave Henriksson live at the rear of the unit.

  • The 1930 US Census indicates that Gustaf Henriksson lives at 259R Forest Ave. Living with him is his daughter, Lillian A Logan, and his 10-year-old granddaughter, Emily Logan.
  • Maine Birth Records indicate that Emily A Louise Logan was born on 18 October 1917 to George H and Lilliam M Henrikson in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.

Ancestry has ten public trees that refer to Emily A Louise Logan. Family Search does not appear to have a profile for Emily; however, her parents do have profiles there. They are George Herman Logan LRV1-2HL and Lillian M Henriksson or Hendrickson, LB7Z-2T5. I have added a photo of her to Dead Fred and a second photo to my Flickr photostream. 

Phyllis Logan, circa 1935 (age 13).

This negative envelope says, “Miss Phyllis Logan, 232 Forest Av #668.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Phyllis Logan, circa 1935 (age 13).

    The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Wendall M MacDowell and Mrs. Rose A Geason at 232 Forest Ave. Charles and Gustave Henriksson live at the rear of the unit.

  • The 1930 US Census indicates that Gustaf Henriksson lives at 259R Forest Ave. Living with him is his daughter, Lillian A Logan, and his 6-year-old granddaughter, Phyllis Logan.
  • Maine Birth Records show Phyllis Christine Logan was born 5 June 1922 to George H Logan and Lillian M Henrikson in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.

(Note: This is the sister of Emily Logan above.)

Ancestry has one public tree that refers to Phyllis Logan, the daughter of Lillian M Logan.  Family Search does not appear to have a profile for Phyllis either; however, her parents do have profiles. They are George Herman Logan LRV1-2HL and Lillian M Henriksson or Hendrickson, LB7Z-2T5. I have added a photo of her to Dead Fred and a second photo to my Flickr photostream. 

Doris Lord (Née Craig) and daughters, Gloria & Barbara Lord, circa 1935

This negative envelope says, Mrs. Doris Lord & Daughter, 148 Spring St. #990.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Doris Lord (Née Craig), circa 1935

    The 1936 Portland City Directory confirms that Mrs. Doris Lord lived at 148 Spring, apt 10.

  • The 1940 US Census places the divorced 32-year-old Doris Lord living at 296 Woodfords (Rear) with her two daughters, 13-year-old Gloria and 11-year-old Barbara. All three were born in Maine and lived in the same place in 1935.
  • A review of Ancestry Trees found Doris Adelaide Craig married Ariel Alden Lord on 12 March 1926. She was the daughter of Charles W Craig and Myra C Hamilton. Gloria Lorraine Lord was born on 11 December 1926, and Barbara Ann was born on 19 November 1928.
Gloria & Barbara Lord, circa 1935

Ancestry has 15 public trees that refer to Doris Adelaide (Craig) Lord. Family Search has profile LRPD-8VZ for Doris Adelaide Craig. So I  have uploaded two photos of her to her Family Search Memories.

Ancestry has seven public trees that refer to Gloria Lorraine Lord. She does not appear to have a Family Search profile, so I uploaded the photo with her and her sister, Barbara, to Dead Fred.

Ancestry has six public trees that refer to Barbara Ann Lord. She does not appear to have a Family Search profile, so I uploaded the photo with her and her sister, Gloria, to Dead Fred. 

“Baby” Livingston, circa 1935

This negative envelope says, “Mrs. Marjorie Livingston, 91 India St #747.”

Why I couldn’t determine who the child in this photo is.

  • “Baby” Livingston, Circa 1935

    The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Maurice and Rose H. Livingston living at 91 India. There is no mention of a Marjorie Livingston at that address.

  • The 1940 US Census includes a Marjorie Livingston living in Rye, New Hampshire, with her husband Erving and 5-month-old son, Douglas. In 1935, she lived in Vermont, and her husband lived in Massachusetts. This can’t be the correct child.
  • Further research failed to find a Marjorie related to Maurice and Rose Livingston living in Portland in 1935. Maurice had a brother Thomas. Thomas’ and his wife Etta had a daughter, Hilda, born about 1930. Too old to be the child in this photo. Maurice’s second brother Eli was listed as single in the 1940 Census.

I have been unsuccessful in determining the idenity of the child identity in this photograph.


 Conclusion

  • I fully identified six of the seven individuals in these photo-negative sets. Two of them have Family Search profiles, so I uploaded their images there. Four of them did not have Family Search profiles, so I posted their photos to Dead Fred.
  • There was one individual that I could not identify. That photo is here only.

If any of these photos are of your family member, I would love to hear your reaction. Especially if this photo is of a loved one for whom you hadn’t seen this photograph before.

Due to software limitations, the images uploaded to Family Search, Dead Fred, and Flickr have a higher image quality than the images linked here. (Except for “Baby” Livingston.)

For all postings of the Ethel Wight Collection, please see here.


Endnotes

[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.

Ethel Wight Collection – Part 79

Laliberte, Libby, Liebman, Linnell, Litrocapes, (Née Anifant, née Bronnum)

Photo Friday
Ethel Wight Collection
By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.This week, for Photo Friday, I identify the people in five more envelopes from the Ethel Wight Studio Collection[i]. The envelopes contain the names who paid for the photos, not necessarily of the individual portrayed in the image. As such, it is vital to analyze the pictures and information to identify the individual therein.[ii] My goal is to reunite the photos with family members who may have never seen the image.


Alice Liebman, circa 1935

The envelope this negative was in says, “Miss Alice Liebman, Me Gen Hospital #844.”

Alice Liebman, Nurse, circa 1935

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1935 and 1937 Portland City Directories list Alice Liebman as a student nurse at 22 Arsenal (Maine General Hospital).
  • The Maine Marriage Index indicates that Alice C. Liebman married Charles Bartlet, Jr. on 30 November 1937.
  • The 1940 Census lists Alice C. Bartlett living in Eliot, York County, Maine; however, it indicates she lived in Portland, Cumberland County, in 1935.

I am reasonably confident this photo is of Alice Cole Liebman, born 23 March 1916 in Eliot, York County, Maine, about 1935, when the 19-year-old was attending nursing school in Portland, Maine.

Ancestry has 20 public trees that refer to Alice Cole Liebman.  Family Search has profile MKSZ-GPY for Alice Liebman, born 23 March 1916. I uploaded two photos of her to her Family Search Memories. 

Vanette Laliberte, Nurse, circa 1935

This negative envelope says, “Miss Vanette La Liberty, ME Eye & Ear Infirmary #275.”

Vanette Laliberte, Nurse, circa 1935

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1940 U.S. Census lists the New Hampshire-born Vanetta Laliberty as a 28-year-old nurse at the Coos County Institution in Stewartstown, New Hampshire. It also notes she lived in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, in 1935.

I’m confident this photo is of Vanetta Liberty about 1935 when she attended nursing school at the Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Ancestry has six public trees that refer to Vanetta Emma Liberty White. Family Search does not appear to have a profile for Vanetta, daughter of Leon and Marie (Paradis) Laliberte So, I have added her photo to Dead Fred. 

Richard Linnell, circa 1935

Richard Linnell, circa 1935

This negative envelope says, “Mrs. C. E. Linnell, 78 Rosemont Ave #447.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Charles E and Hazel E Linnell residing at 78 Rosemont Ave.
  • The 1940 Census lists Charles E Linnel living at 78 Rosemont Ave, Portland, ME. The household consists of Charles, his wife hazel, and two sons, Richard (age 13) and Arthur (age 11).

In 1935 (when this photo was probably taken), Richard would be about eight and Arthur about six. The child in this photo appears to be about 8, so I believe this is Richard. Hopefully, a family member will be able to confirm it to be Richard.

Alternative individuals: This could be Richard’s brother Arthur, but I don’t think so.

Ancestry has 14 public trees that refer to Richard Linnell.  Family Search has profile for LY9Q-XXQ. I have uploaded a photo of him to his Family Search Memories. I also uploaded one more picture of Richard Linnell to my Flickr photostream.

Helen Litrocapes (née Anifant), circa 1935.

This negative envelope says, “Mrs. Char. Litrocapes, 15 Cedar St #637.”

Helen Litrocapes (née Anifant), circa 1935.

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Charles and Helen Litrocapes living at 15 Cedar.
  • Maine Marriage index indicates that Charles Litrocapes married Helen Anifant on 3 June 1934.
  • Helen was born on 27 January 1915 and would be about 20 years old when this photo was taken about 1935.

Ancestry has five public trees that refer to Helen Anifant, wife of Charles Litrocapes. Family Search does not appear to have a profile for Helen, so I uploaded a photo of her to Dead Fred. I also uploaded a second photo of her to my Flickr photostream. 

Milton & Tena Libby (née Bronnum), circa 1935.

This negative envelope says, “Mrs. Milton Libby, 16 Grant St #499.”

Milton & Tena Libby (née Bronnum), circa 1935.

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Milton S Libby and his wife, Tena L, living at 16 Grand. Milton S. is the only Milton Libby appearing in the 1935 Directory.
  • The 1940 US Census lists (38-year-old) Milton Libby, his wife Tena L, and his 10-year-old son, Milton L, living at 14 University.
  • Ancestry Family Trees suggest that Milton’s wife, Tena, is Tena Louise Bronnum.

I am confident this is a photo of Tena Louise Libby (née Bronnum) and her son Milton about 1935 when Milton was about five years old.

Ancestry has nine public trees that refer to Tena Bronnum. Family Search has profile G9BK-KN1 for Tena. I uploaded a photo of her and Milton (Jr.?) to her Family Search Memories.


 Conclusion

  • I fully identified all five Three of them have Family Search profiles, so I uploaded their images to their Family Search Memories
  • Two individuals did not have a Family Search profile but did appear in Ancestry trees, so I posted their images to Dead Fred.
  • I had additional photos for two of the individuals, so I uploaded those photos to my Flickr Photostream.

If any of these photos are of your family member, I would love to hear your reaction. Especially if this photo is of a loved one for whom you hadn’t seen this photograph before.

Due to software limitations, the images uploaded to Family Search, Dead Fred, and Flickr have a higher image quality than the images linked here.

For all postings of the Ethel Wight Collection, please see here.


Endnotes

[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.

Ethel Wight Collection – Part 78

Lekousi, Lessard, Levesque, & Libby

Photo Friday
Ethel Wight Collection
By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.This week, for Photo Friday, I identify the people in five more envelopes from the Ethel Wight Studio Collection[i]. The envelopes contain the names who paid for the photos, not necessarily of the individual portrayed in the image. As such, it is vital to analyze the pictures and information to identify the individual therein.[ii] My goal is to reunite the photos with family members who may have never seen the image.


Dr. Perley Lessard, circa 1934.

The envelope this negative was in says, “Dr. Lessard, 548 ½ Congress #24.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Dr. Perley Lessard, circa 1934.

    The 1934 Portland City Directory lists Perley J Lessard as a dentist at 458½ Congress, rm 4, and living at 447 Cumberland. His wife is Rose.

  • The 1940 Census lists the 42-year-old Perley Lessard living at 16A Deering Street. His occupation is Dentist. Rose, his 36-year-old wife, is a dentist’s assistant. Both were born in Maine. Living with them is their 11-year-old daughter, Jacqueline,

This photo is of Perley Lessard about 1934 before he and Rose moved to Deering Street.

Ancestry has nine public trees that refer to Pearl “Perley” Joseph Lessard “Lessor.”  Family Search has profile L5ZM-2TN for Perley Joseph Lessard. I uploaded two photos of him to his Family Search Memories. 

Jacqueline Lessard, circa 1935 (age 6)

This negative envelope says, “Dr. Perley Lessard, Deering St., #820.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Jacqueline Lessard, circa 1935 (age 6)

    Based upon the photo package number (#820), the photo was taken about 1935.

  • The 1940 Census lists the 42-year-old Perley Lessard, his wife Rose, and his 11-year-old daughter, Jacqueline living at 16A Deering Street. They lived in the “same house” in 1935.

This is a photo of Jacqueline Lessard about 1935 when she was about six years old.

Family Search has profile L5CL-ZQ6 for Jacqueline Lessard, born 12 July 1928 to Perley Joseph and Rove (Gagnon) Lessard. Jacqueline died in 1970, according to her profile. Interestingly enough, a search for Jacqueline Lessard yielded no results; however, Perley Joseph Lessard appears in five public Ancestry trees, one of them includes Jacqueline. So, it seems something is wrong with Ancestry’s record indexing. In any event, I uploaded a photo of Jacqueline to her Family Search Memories.

I also uploaded one additional photo of her to my Flickr photostream.

Lillian Levesque, circa 1935.

This negative envelope says, “Miss Lillian Levesque, 551 Cumberland Ave, #310.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Lillian Levesque, circa 1935.

    1934, 1935, and 1936 Portland City Directories list no Lillian Levesque and no one with the Levesque surname living at 551 Cumberland any of those years.

  • A review of the 1930 Census found 33 Lillian Levesque’s in the United States during 1930—three in Maine and one in New Hampshire.
    • Lillian, the 26-year-old wife of Omer Levesque, lives in Lisbon, Maine.
    • Lillian, the 19-year-old daughter of Joseph and Blanchette Levesque, lives in Auburn, Maine.
    • Lillian, the nine-year-old daughter of Louis & Mabel Levesques, lives in Van Buren.
    • Lillian, the 17-year-old-daughter of Anna Levesque, lives in Hooksett, New Hampshire.

This photo, taken about 1934 or 1935, is of a young woman probably in her late teens or early 20s. It could be either the Auburn or the Hookset Lillian. Also, it could be one of the many other Lillian Levesque’s in the United States and Canada. As such, I cannot identify the Lillian Levesque in this photo.

I have added her photo to Dead Fred. If you can identify which Lillian Levesque this is, I’d love to hear from you. 

Mary Lekousi, circa 1935.

This negative envelope says, “Miss Mary Lekousi, 1005 Congress, #418.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Mary Lekousi, circa 1935.

    The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Eustace, his wife Helen, and a George Lekousi living at 1005 Congress.

  • Ancestry Family Trees suggest this is Mary Eustace Lekousi, daughter of Eustace and Helen Lekouski, born 5 April 1916.

Although Mary’s face is slightly out of focus in this photo, the flowers and her dress are crisp. A view of the 1934 Portland High School yearbook confirms this is the same young woman.

Ancestry has four public trees that refer to Mary Eustace Lekousi. Family Search does not have a profile for Mary or her parents.

So, I have added her photo to Dead Fred. 

Joan Libby, circa 1936.

This negative envelope says, “Mrs. Elton Libby, 69 Sherman St #993.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Joan Libby, circa 1936.

    The 1936 Portland City Directory lists Alton J. Libby and his wife Elinor C, living at 69 Sherman.

  • The 1940 Census lists Elton J Libby and his wife Elenor, living in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. It also indicates the couple was living in Portland in 1935. With them is their six-year-old daughter, Joan A. Libby.
  • Ancestry Family Trees suggest this is Joan L Libby, born 20 July 1933.

This photo was taken about 1936 when Joan was about three years old.

Ancestry has five public trees that refer to Joan L. Libby. Family Search has profile G88N-J6Q for Joan A Libby, daughter of Elton J and Elinor (Tebbetts) Libby. So, I uploaded this photo of her to her Family Search Memories.


 Conclusion

  • I fully identified four of the five Three of them have Family Search profiles, so I uploaded their images to their Family Search Memories.
  • I identified one individual that did not have a Family Search profile but did appear in Ancestry trees, so I posted her image to Dead Fred.
  • There was one individual that I could not differentiate from several people with the same name in the same location. I uploaded her photo to Dead Fred.

If any of these photos are of your family member, I would love to hear your reaction. Especially if this photo is of a loved one for whom you hadn’t seen this photograph before.

Due to software limitations, the images uploaded to Family Search, Dead Fred, and Flickr have a higher image quality than the images linked here.

For all postings of the Ethel Wight Collection, please see here.


Endnotes

[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.

Ethel Wight Collection – Part 77

Lawyer, Leach (née Kane), Leadbeater, LeClair, & Noyes

Photo Friday
Ethel Wight Collection
By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.This week, for Photo Friday, I identify the people in five more envelopes from the Ethel Wight Studio Collection[i]. The envelopes contain the names who paid for the photos, not necessarily of the individual portrayed in the image. As such, it is vital to analyze the pictures and information to identify the individual therein.[ii] My goal is to reunite the photos with family members who may have never seen the image.

Madonna G. LeClair, circa 1935.

The envelope this negative was in says, “Maddonna Le Clair, 147 St John St. #748.”

Madonna G. LeClair, circa 1935.

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Madonna L LeClair as a waitress at 22 Arsenal and residing at 147 St John. Also living at 147 St John is Helen LeClair, widow of Didas. Helen is a cook at 253 B.
  • The 1930 Census lists Madona [sic] La Clair, a 16-year-old born in Vermont and is the daughter of Helen La Clair, living at 147 St John.

This photo is of Madonna G. LeClair about 1935.

Ancestry has three public trees that refer to Madonna G. Leclair. Family Search has profile GZRH-FH9 for Madonna. So, I  have uploaded a photo of her to her Family Search Memories. 

Helen Marjory “Marge” Leadbeater, Circa 1935.

This negative envelope says, “Miss Marjorie Leadbetter, St. Barnabas Hospital #657.”

Helen Marjory “Marge” Leadbeater, Circa 1935.

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Marjorie Leadbetter as a student nurse at 231 Woodford (St. Barnabas Hospital) and residing at 20 Norwood.
  • Ancestry Trees suggest that Marjorie Leadbetter is Helen Marjory Leadbeater.
  • Ancestry Trees also indicate that Helen Marjory Leadbeater married John Anderson Pucky on 4 June 1939.
  • The 1940 Census indicates that Marjorie L Puckey is the 23-year-old wife of John A Pucky and lived in Portland in 1935. It also shows she is a registered nurse at a hospital.

I am sure these two photos are of Helen Marjory Leadbeater about 1935 when she was about 19 years of age.

Ancestry has eight public trees that refer to Helen Marjory “Marge” Leadbeater. Family Search does not appear to have a profile for Helen, so I have added her two photos to Dead Fred.

Irene Hume Noyes, circa 1935.

This negative envelope says, “Miss Noyes, The Sherwood, Park St.”

Irene Hume Noyes, circa 1935.

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Irene H Noyes living at 88 Park.
  • The 1940 Portland City Directory identifies that the Sherwood Hotel was at 88 Park.
  • The 1930 US Census lists Irene H Noyes as a 70-year-old boarder at 88 Park.

I am confident this is a photo of Irene about 1935 when she was about 75 years old.

Ancestry has four public trees that refer to Irene Hume Noyes, born 17 Sep 1859 and died 21 Jan 1937.  Family Search has a profile, KGW1-PFJ, for Irene Hume Noyes. I uploaded two photos of her to her Family Search Memories.

I also uploaded a photo of her bedroom to my Flickr photostream. 

Anonciatta Lawyer, circa 1934.

This negative envelope says, “Mrs. C. L. Lawyer & Baby, 15 Devonshire St #305.”

Anonciatta Lawyer, circa 1934.

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1934 Portland City Directory lists Clifton L and Doris Lawyer living at 15 Devonshire.
  • The 1935 Portland City Directory indicates they moved to Auburn.
  • The 1940 US Census lists Clifton and Doris living in Lewiston wither their 6-year-old daughter Anonciatta.

This photo is of Anonciatta Lawyer, the daughter of Clifton and Doris (Parker) Lawyer, about 1934.

Ancestry appears to have no trees that refer to Anonciatta; however, her father, Clifton, appears in six Ancestry trees. Family Search has a profile G7B7-MVN for Anonciatta Lawyer; I uploaded a photo of her to her Family Search Memories.

Unknown child, circa 1935 (Probably related to Harriet K Leach)

This negative envelope says, “Mrs. Harritt Leach 407 Cumberland Ave #399 – DSCN3930P.”

Unknown child, circa 1935 (Probably related to Harriet K Leach)

Why I couldn’t identify this child.

  • The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Mrs. Harriet K Leach living at 407 Cumberland, apt 1.
  • The 1940 Census lists 50-year-old Maine-born Harriet K Leach, divorced and boarding at 164 Fort Road in South Portland. It also indicates she lived in Portland in 1935.
  • My Ancestry and Family Search review didn’t reveal any evidence that Harriett had any children. So, I don’t know who this child is.

Ancestry has nine public trees that refer to Harriett K (Kane) Leach (later Decker). Family Search has profile for LJ26-B4W. I have only uploaded the photo here because I can’t determine who this child is.

If you are a family member of Harriett and can indicate if Harriet ever had children or know who this child is, please contact me through the comment form below. (Please indicate if your comment is public or private.)


Conclusion

  • I fully identified four of the five Three of them have Family Search profiles, so I uploaded their images to their Family Search Memories
  • I identified one individual that did not have a Family Search profile but did appear in Ancestry trees, so I posted her image to Dead Fred.
  • There was one individual that I could not identify. That photo is only here.

If any of these photos are of your family member, I would love to hear your reaction. Especially if this photo is of a loved one for whom you hadn’t seen this photograph before.

Due to software limitations, the images uploaded to Family Search, Dead Fred, and Flickr are of higher image quality than the images here (except for the unknown child).

For all postings of the Ethel Wight Collection, please see here.


Endnotes

[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.