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.