Ethel Wight Collection – Part 32

Cohen, Colby(2), Colcord, and Corbin

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] Ultimately, my goal is to reunite the photos with family members who may have never seen the image.

Bernice Colby, circa 1935

The envelope this negative was in says, “Miss Bernice Colby, Me Eye & Ear Infirmary, Portland #234.”

Bernice Colby, circa 1935

I was unable to fully identify Bernice Colby, however I found:

  • The 1934 Portland City Directory shows Bernice Colby as a student nurse at 79 Bramhall (Maine Eye & Ear Infirmary) and living at 804 Congress Street.
  • 1937, 38, 39, 40, and 41 Portland City Directories show Bernice Colby working as an Assistant Technician at 79 Bramhall and residing at 792 Congress.
  • I was not successful in finding her in the 1940 Census.

Alternative individuals?

  • The 1930 Census reports three different Bernice Colby’s living in Maine. One was born in 1929 and cannot be this Bernice Colby. Two live in Bath, Maine, — Bernice E and Bernice M. Bernice E was the ten-year-old daughter of Charles H and Vinettie Colby and is too young to be this Bernice. Bernice M. Colby was the fifteen-year-old niece of George and Annie Chase. There are twelve other Bernice Colby’s
  • There was a Martha Bernice Colby, born 3 August 1914 in South Portland to Herman Colby and Ethel Giggle. She married Thomas Robert Ahern on 15 June 1938 in Manchester, New Hampshire. She died on 15 November 1996. The 1940 Census indicates she and Thomas were living in Augusta in 1935.

I suspect that this is Bernice Martha (Colby) Ahern; however, I am unable to confirm that

This is a photo of Miss Bernice Colby, a nursing student who later worked at the Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary about 1934 or 1935. Besides this photo, I have added one additional photo of her to Dead Fred. Additionally, I added one more picture of her to my Flickr Photostream.

Bernice Colby, circa 1937

The envelope this negative was in says, “Miss Bernice Colby, Me Eye & Ear Infirmary, Portland #924.”

Bernice Colby, circa 1937

This is clearly the same individual as reviewed above. Again, I suspect that this is Bernice Martha (Colby) Ahern, probably about 1937 or 1938 before she married.

This is Miss Bernice Colby, Technician at the Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary about 1937 or 1938. Besides this photo, I have added one additional photo of her to Dead Fred.

 

Marjorie Grace Corbin, circa 1936

The envelope this negative was in says, “Miss Marjorie Coburn, M. Gen Hospital #560.”

Envelope Writing appears to be Marjorie Coburn.

Initial searches for Marjorie Coburn were not successful. Finally, I searched for Marjorie, a nurse in Portland, Maine, and found Marjorie Corbin, a student nurse at 22 Arsenal, residing at 22 Arsenal. No other Marjorie’s with a surname beginning with a “C” appeared, so I believe this is the correct name for the individual in this photo.

Marjorie Grace Corbin, circa 1936

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Marjorie G. Corbin appears in the 1940 Census as a 24-year-old registered nurse living at 271 Vaughan Street in Portland, Maine.
  • Marjorie G. Corbin is listed in the 1934 and 1936 Oakland (Kennebec County) Maine Directories as a student residing at 293 Fairfield.
  • Marjorie G. Corbin appears in the 1930 Census as a 15-year-old “roomer” with Everett N. Brown in Farmington, Franklin County, Maine.
  • Marjorie G. Corbin appears in the 1920 Census as the four-year-old granddaughter of Edward H and Amelia M. Corbin living in Pownal, Cumberland County, Maine.
  • Finally, Maine Birth Records show Marjorie Corbin, daughter of Edgar and Blanche Corbin, was born 9 December 1915 in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine.

Family Search does not have a profile for Marjorie; however, ten trees at Ancestry.Com refer to Marjorie Grace Corbin. Besides this photo, I have added one additional photo of her to Dead Fred. Additionally, I added one more photo of her to my Flickr Photostream.

Barbara Cohen, circa 1937

The envelope this negative was in says, “Mrs. B. Cohen, 482 Woodford St, #1058.”

Barbara Cohen, circa 1937

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1935 Portland City Directory indicates that Benjamin and Bailee J. Cohen live at 482 Woodford. Benjamin was a Boston salesman.
  • The 1940 Census reports Benjamin and Bessy Cohen live in Dunmore, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. However, it indicates they lived in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, in 1935. They have two daughters, Barbara and “Harrette.” Harrette is only three years old and can’t be this girl. Barbara is seven in 1940 and born in Massachusetts,

I could not find either a Family Search profile or an Ancestry Tree that contained either Barbara or her parents. I uploaded her photo to  Dead Fred.

Dorothy (Burgess) Colcord, circa 1937

The envelope this negative was in says, “Mrs. Dorothy Colcord, 142 High St., Portland #1093.”

Dorothy (Burgess) Colcord, circa 1937

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Dorothy Colcord, a hairdresser employed at 142 High, Room 226, living at 214 High.
  • The 1930 Census lists Dorothy Colcord living at 130 Brackett Street in Portland. She was born about 1896 in Maine and was a widow.
  • The 1920 Census lists Dorothy L. Colcord living with her husband, Everett S. Colcord, in Benton, Kennebec County, Maine.

Family Search identifies Dorothy Louise Burgess, wife of Everett Stacy Colcord, with ID LB51-7CH. Ancestry.Com has 23 trees that refer to Dorothy “Dora” Louise Burgell Colcord.

I have uploaded two photos of Dorothy to her Family Search profile.

Conclusion

I had:

    • One successful identification which I posted to Family Search
    • Four partial identifications I posted to Dead Fred.

Final Note

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.


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 26

Butler, Calder, Camedy(?), Campbell, & Palmer

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 four more envelopes from the Ethel Wight Studio Collection[i] but fail in one identification. The envelopes contain the names who paid for the photos, not necessarily of the individual portrayed in the image. As such, it is important to analyze the pictures and information to identify the individual therein.[ii] Ultimately, my goal is to reunite the photos with family members who may have never seen the image.

Madge LeVaughn Calder, circa 1935

The envelope this negative was in says, “Miss Madge Calder, 62 State St., Portland, #491.”

Madge Calder, circa 1935

I wasn’t able to find Miss Madge Calder in any of the Portland City directories. I did find where Madge L. Calder married John R. Andrews on 5 October 1936. According to the marriage index, Madge lived in Augusta, and John lived in Lubec.[iii] Based upon the photo ID number (#491), this photo was likely taken in 1935 or 1936 before she married. Her description described in her naturalization document read: fair complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, 5’5” tall, and 150 pounds. That description fits the photo.

Madge was born on 20 September 1915 in Wilson’s Beach, New Brunswick, and immigrated to the United States on 30 August 1934, entering at Eastport, Maine.[iv] So, she would have been 20 or 21 years old in this picture, which fits.

Alternatives

There was a Genevieve M. Calder born about 1919. Further research found that Genevieve’s middle name was Mildred.

Because the Madge in the photo was identified as a “Miss,” I did not consider any of the “Mrs. Calder’s.”

Madge D. Calder, born 20 September 1915, in Wilson’s Beach, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, is identified as ID LZT9-KZT on FamilySearch, the daughter of John Alexander and Portia Estella (Brown) Calder. I have uploaded two photos of Madge to her FamilySearch profile and one more photo of Madge to my Flickr Photostream. Madge is also found in 11 Ancestry Family Trees.

Jean Ruth Campbell & David Rae Campbell, III, circa 1937

The envelope this negative was in says, “Mrs. David Campbell, 167 Coyle St., Portland, #942.”

David Rae, III, and Jean Ruth Campbell, circa 1937

The 1940 US Census lists David R. and Ruth Campbell living at 167 Coyle Street. Living with them are their two children, Jean and David R. Campbell III, ages 13 and 8, respectively. Based upon the photo ID number (#942), the photo is likely from 1937, when the children would have been 10 and 5.

Neither Jean Ruth Campbell (1926-1981) nor David Rae Campbell (1932-1953), the children of David Rae Campbell and Ruth (Gatcomb) Campbell, appear to have profiles on Family Search. However, Jean is found in six Ancestry Trees; David is found in five Ancestry Trees.

I have added their photo to Dead Fred.

Laura (Stone) Palmer (1864-1950), circa 1937

The envelope this negative was in says, “Mrs. Freeman Calmer, 558 Brighton Ave, Portland, #773.”

Laura (Stone) Palmer, circa 1937

The 1937 Portland City Directory lists Freeman and Laura Palmer living at 558 Brighton Ave. The 1930 Census shows Freeman and his 65-year-old wife, Laura, living on William Street. Based on the photo ID number (#773), I estimate the photo from about 1937 when Laura was about 72 years old.

Family Search identifies Laura Stone, born 18 May 1864, wife of Freeman Palmer as ID K2Q2-V29.   I am sure this is Laura about 1937. I have uploaded two photos of her to her Family Search profile. Three Ancestry Family Trees mention Laura (Stone) Palmer.

Marie and Marjorie Butler, circa 1935 (ages 3 & 4)

The envelope this negative was in says, “Mrs. M. E. Butler, 341 Congress St., Portland, #232.”

Marie and Marjorie Butler, circa 1935

The 1940 US Census indicates there was a Milbury E Butler and his wife Nellie G Butler living with their two daughters, Margory and Marie, ages 8 and 7. Based upon the collection ID number (#232), I’d estimate the photo taken about 1935. And the children about three and two, which seems about right. The Census also indicates that the Butlers lived in Portland in 1935.

The 1934 Portland City Directory indicates the “Milbry” and “Nettie” Butler lived at 341 Congress. The 1935 Portland City directory shows Milbury and Nellie Butler lived at 125 Franklin.

I am pretty sure this is Margory and Marie Butler about 1935.

Marjorie Butler was born on 10 December 1931 and Marie on 13 October 1932.

Family Search identifies Marjorie Butler, the daughter of Milbury and Nellie (Merrill) Butler, as ID LYW4-BYY. I have uploaded two images of Majorie to her Family Search profile. 14 Ancestry Trees identify Marjorie Butler.

Marie does not appear to have a Family Search ID. Because the only image containing Marie is blurred/out of focus, I have only uploaded that photo to Marjorie’s profile.  18 Ancestry Trees list Marie Elizabeth Butler.

Unknown Camedy Child, circa 1936

This photo is from the Ethel Wight Studio, Portland, Maine.

The envelope this negative was in says, “Mrs. R. Cy Camedy, 523 Brighton Ave., #375.”

Occasionally, I just can’t figure out who is in a photo. This envelope seems to read Mrs.R. Cy Camedy, 523 Brighton Ave.

I wasn’t sure about the name, so I looked at the address. A review of the various Portland City Directories yielded:

      • 1932 – Maurice L Asher, including Inga and Esther Asher, lived at 523 Brighton.
      • 1933 – The Ashers were still there.
      • 1934 – Page 942 of the City Directory indicates that 523 Brighton was Vacant.
      • 1935 – Marshman family Eleanor, Helen, John Gertrude, and William, all adults, lived there.
      • 1936 – The Marshman’s were also there in 1936.
Camedy (?) Baby

So from the address, it would appear that either the address is wrong or the Camedy’s must have lived at 523 Brighton for a short time.

Camedy is an unusual name, and a search for any people with the Camedy surname yielded no results on Ancestry. A similar search yielded only one person Daniel Camody. Thinking it might be Canredy or Carnedy, I tried them, again finding nothing in Maine records that made sense.

Conclusion

I had:

      • Three successful identifications that I posted to Family Search.
      • One identification that I posted to Dead Fred.
      • One undetermined photo.

Final Note

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.


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.

[iii] “Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCNC-N4X : 27 November 2014), John R Andrews and Madge L Calder, 05 Oct 1936; citing Marriage, Maine, United States, State Archives, Augusta.

[iv] “Maine, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1990”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6CBP-44RZ : 9 March 2021), Madge or Madve Levaughn Calder Andrews, .

 

Ethel Wight Collection – Part 18

Conley, Connaway, Conroy, Consoli, & Constantine

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] Ultimately, my goal is to reunite the images with family members who may have never seen the photo.

Thomas, Annie, and Philip Conley, c. 1937

The envelope this negative was in says, “Mrs. M. S. Conley, 58 Gray St, Portland, #456.”

The Conley Children, circa 1937

The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Michael S (Anna E) Conley residing at 58 Gray.
The 1940 US Census lists Michael (born c. 1905) and his wife Annie E (McArdle) (born c. 1906) still living at 58 Gray Street. With them are five children. One child is too young to have been included in this photo. The other four children are:

  • Thomas Joseph, Age 13 (Born 3 September 1926) (Died 14 June 1996)
  • Annie Elizabeth, Age 12 (Born 4 December 1927) (Died 10 June 1992)
  • Philip James, Age 10 (Born 11 September 1929 – Died 21 January 2008)
  • Katherine, Age 7

A photo numbered 456 is probably from about 1937, which would suggest the youngest child to be about 4, making Philip 7, Annie 9, and Thomas 10. That appears correct.

Family Search had profiles for Michael S. Conley L8TY-1LF and Annie E. McArdle L1DM-3M5; however, they were not linked as a married couple.  I linked them.

I then created profiles for Thomas, Annie, and Philip per above and associated the photo with their profiles.

Jay Hill Connaway (1893-1970) circa 1936

The envelope this negative was in says, “Mr. Jay Connaway, 602A Congress, Portland, #622.”

Jay Hill Connaway, circa 1936

The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Jay H. Connaway as an artist living with his wife Louisa at 15 Willard, South Portland. It also lists Art Associates being at 602a Congress, Room 204.

Jay Hall Connaway is a famous painter who had a studio in Portland sponsored by Bartlett Arkell and Robert Macbeth in 1931. Later in the 1930s, he located to Monhegan Island, where he started the Connaway Art School.[iii] Mr. Connaway was born 27 November 1893 in Liberty, Indiana, and died 18 February 1970. This photo was taken about 1936 when he was about 43 years old.

Family Search identifies Jay H Connaway as ID G9YB-XV9. I am quite sure this is of Jay about 1936. I have uploaded two photos of him to his Family Search profile. I uploaded two additional photos of Jay to my Flickr Photostream.

Mary A. Conroy (1909-___)

The envelope this negative was in says, “Miss Mary Conroy, 108 Newberry St., Portland, #136.”

Mary Conroy circa 1936

The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Mary A. Conroy, a clerk working at 594 Congress and residing at 108 Newbury.

The 1940 US Census reports Mary Conroy, the 30-year-old daughter of Christopher and Annie Conroy, living at 92 Federal Street.

Family Search identifies Mary A. Conroy, the daughter of Christopher and Ann (LNU) Conroy, as ID GWQD-S2T. I am quite sure this is her about 1936. I have uploaded two photos of her to her Family Search profile.

Rita Consoli, circa 1936

This photo is from the Ethel Wight Studio, Portland, Maine.

Rita Consoli

The envelope this negative was in says, “Miss Rita Consoli, 536 Cumberland Ave., Portland, #403.” The photo appears to be of a woman in her 20s.

I was unable to find Rita Consoli in Portland during the mid-1930s.  A review of the address, 536 Cumberland, found various people[iv] living there during the 1930s, but none had a surname similar to Consoli or Rita’s first name. There was a considerable turnover of the units there, suggesting Rita may well have been there for only a short time.

Alternates

A Filomena Rita Consoli was born 22 May 1905 in Lagonegro, Italy, and immigrated to the United States on 2 August 1926. She is a possible candidate to be the subject of this photo.

A Rita Consoli was born about 1921, who graduated from Wakefield High School (Wakefield, MA) in 1937. The woman in this photo looks considerably older than high school age. She is an unlikely candidate to be the subject of this photo.

The 1930 Census found the 14-year-old Rita Consoli living with her parents, Fred and Josephine Consoli in the Bronx, New York. It also found a 10-year-old Rita Consoli residing with her parents, Samuel and Adeline Consoli, in the Bronx, New York.

I don’t believe either of these is the correct Rita Consoli, so I have added her photo to Dead Fred.  I also uploaded two photos of Rita to my Flicker Photostream.

Unknown Boy – [Child of Anastasia Constantine (?)] c. 1937

The envelope this negative was in says, “Mrs. Anastasia Constantine, 453 Cumberland Ave., Portland, #192.”

Constantine (?) Child circa 1937

The 1938 Portland City Directory lists James and his wife Bessie J., living at 453 Cumberland.

The 1940 US Census lists James Constantine and his wife Bessie A. living at 453 Cumberland Ave. It lists no children.

The 1937 Portland City Directory lists James and his wife, Bessie A., living at 256 Danforth.

Likewise, the 1930 US Census lists James Constantine and his wife, Bessie, living in Portland (256 Danforth St.) with no children.

I am not convinced that Bessie’s middle name was Anastasia. Additionally, I can find no evidence that James and Bessie had any children. That leads me to speculate that James may have had a sister-in-law named Anastasia who was visiting James and provided his address. In any event, determining this child’s identity eludes me.

I have added this child’s photo to Dead Fred and posted a second copy to my Flickr stream. I posted another photo of this child to my Flickr Photostream.

Conclusion

I had:

    • Three successful identifications where I could post five profiles on Family Search
    • One probable identification posted to Dead Fred.
    • One non-ident also posted to Dead Fred.

Final Note

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.


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.

[iii] Wikipedia – Jay Hall Connaway – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Hall_Connaway

[iv] Joseph and Amelia Ryan, Beneva Mishoe, Stela Martin, Carl Strout, Charles MacGrath, James Stamos, Mrs. Nellie Harding, Mary Hannigan, and several Grants.

The Genealogy Collection at the Internet Archive

Tuesday’s Tips

Internet Archive LogoI know I’ve mentioned the Internet Archive many times. I think they are amazing, and I thank them so much for their efforts and work. Besides the 125+ Scarborough Historical Society books that I’ve uploaded, the Internet Archive and their Wayback Machine provide a historical archive of the Internet, they have many additional resources.

One feature I knew about, but I had never used, is their Genealogy Collection. It provides a shortcut to many collections such as those from the Allen County Public Library and “Reclaim the Records.”  A search of the Genealogy Collection for “Scarborough, Maine” yielded three items. I knew about the two Scarborough Town Reports posted by the Allen County Public Library. However, the third was The ancestry of Charity Haley, 1775-1800 : wife of Major Nicholas Davis of Limington, Maine. In it, there was a chapter, “Edgecomb, of Scarborough and Biddeford.” The chapter begins with Nicholas Edgecomb arriving at Richmond’s Island about 1638. If you have Edgecomb ancestors, you definitely will want to read the 16 pages of information.

Besides my SHS uploads, I donate financially occasionally to help fund this extraordinary resource.  I hope you will consider donating here.

By the way, my thanks to Roberta Estes for her blog, DNAeXplained. Her post reminded me about the Genealogy Collection. I highly recommend following her blog-It’s a good one.

Ancestor Sketch – Mary (Washburn) Blanchard

Ancestor Sketch – Mary S. [A.[i]] Washburn

Blanchard/Utterstrom Project
Blanchard-Washburn Line

By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.Mary (Washburn) Blanchard had one of the saddest lives I’ve ever encountered. Her birth and childhood are unknown. She married a farmer so poor he needed supplies from the town to keep his family fed. Then her house burned, killing her husband and a daughter. She lived for five years after the fire and died at the age of 39.

Blanchard-Utterstrom Ancestor #17

List of Grandparents

  • Grandfather: Edward Everett Blanchard (1900-1971)
  • 1st Great-grandfather: Frederick W. Blanchard (1865-1917)
  • 2nd Great-grandmother:  Mary S. Washburn (1834-1973)

Mary S. Washburn (1834-1873)

Birth

Mary’s birth is still unknown. The 1860 Census indicates that she was 25 years old, suggesting she was born in Maine from 1834 to 1835.[ii] Her son’s death certificate indicates she was born in Cumberland, Maine.[iii] It isn’t clear if she was born in Cumberland County or Cumberland Town.

Marriage

Mary married Albion Blanchard in a ceremony performed by Edias Baker in Windham, Cumberland County, Maine, on 2 February 1957.[iv]

The couple had three children.

      1. 1858 – Charles A. F. Blanchard
      2. 1861 – Sarah L. Blanchard
      3. 1866 – Frederick W. Blanchard

Disaster – September 1868

It appears that on 7 September 1868, the home of Albion and Mary burned. Their daughter Sarah died in the fire. Mary’s husband, Albion, died two days later in what must have been two days of agony.[v]

Mary was destitute and became wholly supported by the Town. In 1870 she boarded with David Libby in Windham.[vi]

In 1871 she was in the Yarmouth Almshouse. Her sons, Charles and Frederick, were being boarded with their uncle, Charles Henry Blanchard, in Cumberland.

In early 1872, Mary was at A. M. Libby’s in Windham and then “left for parts unknown.” Her 16-year-old son, Charles, was working for board at D. Pittee’s in Cumberland. Little six-year-old Frederick remained with Charles H. Blanchard in Cumberland, where he remained until he was at least 16 years old.

Mary reappeared living in Saco, York County, Maine, in early 1873, with her son, Charles, where she died on 2 May 1873. She was 39 years old. After her death, Charles boarded with William M & Samuel Merrill and worked for his board.

Events by Location

  • Map showing places where Mary Washburn lived.

    Maine, Cumberland County, Cumberland – Birth (1934), 1860 Census.

  • Maine, Cumberland County, Windham – Marriage (1857), 1870, 1872.
  • Maine, Cumberland County, Yarmouth – 1871.
  • Maine, York County, Saco – Death (1873).

Mary appears to have lived her entire life between Yarmouth and Saco, Maine, a distance of fewer than 30 miles.

Further Actions / Follow-up

Research on Mary appears to have reached a brick wall.  Possibly visits to:

  • Saco for death records
  • Cumberland for Marriage and Poor Records
  • Cumberland County (Portland) for other birth records may yield results.

Sources

1.     1860 Census, Family Search, Albion Blanchard – Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine. “United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDHK-XYB : 18 March 2020), Albion Blanchard, 1860. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDHK-XYB?from=lynx1UIV8&treeref=M647-GD1.

2.     Town of Cumberland, Maine, Cumberland Pauper Book, Digital Maine, Blanchard [search]. https://digitalmaine.com/cumberland_books/5/.

3.     Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, Family Search, Albion Blanchard & Mary S. Washburn – 2 February 1857. “Maine Marriages, 1771-1907”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4N3 PXT : 14 January 2020), Albion Blanchard, 1857. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4N3-PXT.

4.     Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922, Ancestry, Fred [Frederick] W Blanchard (1866-1917). http://search.ancestry.com/search/collections/MaineDeathRe/1138416/printer-friendly?ssrc=pt&tid=10416014&pid=220072758160&usePUB=true.

Endnotes

[i] Occasionally, the town pauper records refer to Mary A. Blanchard which may be more accurate than the Mary S. Blanchard reported in her son’s death information.

[ii] See source #1 above.

[iii] See source #4 above.

[iv] See source #3 above.

[v] Bennett, Thomas C., Vital Records of Cumberland, Maine 1701-1892 (Prince Memorial Library), Digital Maine, Deaths – Page 180 – Deaths. http://digitalmaine.com/cumberland_books.

[vi] See Source #2 above.