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Sunday, May 15, 2022

PERKINS, Anna Belle (Bangor ME)

 


INDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO:  "Anna B. Perkins, U. of M."

PHOTO TAKEN: Chalmers Studio, Bangor ME, circa 1912

PHOTO ACQUIRED: May 2022 Athens Schoolhouse Antiques


1892 Birth Records states that Anna was born Sept 16, 1892. Father William N Perkins is a mail carrier. Maiden name of mother is Ursula Grindle.


1900 Federal Census > Maine > Hancock County > Brooksville

PERKINS, William N., head, 48, May 1852, born in Maine, farmer

PERKINS, Vesty M., wife, 41, Aug 1858, born in Maine

PERKINS, Jeremiah W., son, 22, Dec 1878, born in Maine, sailor

PERKINS, Herbert H., son, 20, Sep 1879, born in Maine, teamster

PERKINS, Seymour, son, 16, July 1883, born in Maine, sailor

PERKINS, Ray, son, 13, July 1886, born in Maine, at school

PERKINS, Bernice, daughter, 11, June 1888, born in Maine, at school

PERKINS, Anna B., daughter, 6, Sept 1892, born in Maine, at school

PERKINS, Hope, daughter, 1, Apr 1898, born in Maine

At the time of this census, there is an elder sister Vesta Ursula Perkins, age 25, but she is already out of the house at this time. I wonder if the wife Ursula was also known as Vesta Urusula, since she is shown as "Vesty" on the Census.

Anna graduated High School in 1910. Anna Belle Perkins attended University of Maine, studying Romance Languages. She was also active in the yearbook board, and Deutscher Verein (German Club).

1920 Federal Census > New York > Erie > East Hamburgh

MANN, Herbert C., head, 32, born in NY, Doctor in General Practice

MANN, Jennie E., wife, 31, born in NY, no occupation

MANN, Ruth, daughter, 5, born in NY

PERKINS, Anna B., boarder, 27, born in Maine, High School teacher


1950 Federal Census > New Jersey > Passaic > Newark

PERKINS, Anna B., head, 57, born in Maine, Latin teacher at Public High School

CROCKER, Louise S., partner, born in Massachusetts, Latin teacher at Public High School

BRITTEN, Marian G., partner, born in NY, History Teacher at Public High School


This obit was carried in the 03 December 1963, Bangor Daily News:

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ANDREWS, Ruth (Bethel, ME)

Ruth B. ANDREWS, circa 1895

IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO: "Ruth Andrews"

PHOTO TAKEN: appears to say "Butler" Studio, Bethel, Maine, circa 1895

ACQUIRED: May 2022, Athens Schoolhouse Antiques, Athens KY


This is Ruth Andrews, born in Stone Haven, Maine, in about 1855. Her parents Abel ANDREWS (1807-1884) and Lucinda BRICKETT (1817-1884)were farmers in Oxford County, and had at least 13 children:

 - Eldin B. Andrews (1836 - )

 - James E. Andrews (1838-1864)

 - Edgar D. Andrews (1839 - )

 - Joseph B. Andrews (1841- )

 - Solomon C. Andrews (1843 - )

 - Dean W. Andrews (1845 - )

 - George L. Andrews (1847 - )

 - Ellen M. Andrews (1849 - )

 - Abby A. Andrews (1851 - )

 - Ruth B. Andrews (1854 - 1921) m1 Eugene PRESCOTT, m2 Chelsey Anthony BOWEN.

 - Catharine W. Andrews (1856 - )

 - Lucinda Andrews (1858 - 1864)

 - Abel Andrews (1860 - )

She and her sisters were apparently gifted in "needle and fancy-work", as in Sept 1903, Ruth won the first-place award at the State Fair for "Best Specimen Hand-crocheted lace", 2nd-place in "Slide-board scarf", and her sister Ellen won second-place in "Best pillow shams."

At age 51, in 1906, married Eugene Prescott, a divorced spool-maker in Bethel.


She later married C.A. BOWEN, and both are buried at Pleasant View Cemetery in Livermore Falls, Androscoggin County, Maine.

I find no evidence that she had any descendants.


COPP Family (Groton CT)

 COPP FAMILY 

Three of the COPP sisters

As I acquired seven photos from the same family at the same Antique Show (May 2022 Athens Schoolhouse Antiques Show, Athens Kentucky) I'd like to present them here in a single post.

Ellen COPP

Three sisters seen above are offspring of Belton Allyn COPP (1796-1858) of New London County, Connecticut. Belton Allyn COPP and his wife Betsey Ann Barber (1809-1894) had nine children:

 - Ellen Barber COPP (1834-1916) was the second wife of Christopher AVERY.

 - Sarah Maria COPP (1836-1915) married Frank LARRABEE.

 - Daniel Noyes COPP (1838-1921)

 - John Joseph COPP (1840-1914) married Ellen CHESTER.

 - Catherine Burdick COPP (1842-1932)

 - George Denison COPP (1845-1853) died at age 7.

 - Julia Stanton COPP (1848-1939)

 - William COPP (1850-1935)

 - Belton Allyn COPP Jr. (1854-1930) married Betsey W. AVERY (a daughter of Christopher AVERY and his first wife Sarah Smith.)

Sarah COPP                  Julia COPP

Ellen CHESTER-COPP

Belton's brother William Johnson COPP (1811-1889) married Charlotte Lindsay and among their four children was a son Joseph COPP, who married Mary Boyd and had a daughter Ethel Grace COPP (1876-1946). Ethel married Lewis CIVILL, and lived in California.

Ethel Grace COPP

This brings me back to Christopher Lester AVERY, the husband of Ellen COPP. His first wife Sarah Smith (1830-1869) provided him with four children: 

 - Latham Avery

 - Mary Louise AVERY (1855-1937) married a coffee merchant Pierre Louis SCHELLENS (1849-1935)

 - Ira Smith Avery

 - Betsey Wood Avery (1860-1930) married Belton Allyn COPP Jr.

Pierre SCHELLENS and wife Mary "Louise" COPP

Second wife Ellen COPP-AVERY produced a son and a daughter:

 - Christopher Lester Avery Jr.

 - Mary Jane Avery


In order to help me see the relationship between these people, I sketched up a rough family tree showing where each of these found photographs (in yellow) fit into the overall tree.

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Monday, April 11, 2022

STRICKLER, George and Elizabeth (Girard, KS)

 


IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO: "Mr & Mrs Geo W. Strickler, Girard KS"

PHOTO TAKEN: Bell's Studio, Girard Kans, June, 1893

ACQUIRED: Among a group of photographs given to me by Carol Kleppinger (so I can find homes for them) - these are friends, schoolmates and acquaintances of her grandmother Florence Ream.


This is George Willard Strickler, a well-known figure in Girard Kansas at the turn of the century, and his wife Elizabeth (Cornwell) Strickler. They are respectively 50 years old and 44 years old in this photo.

George was born in Indiana (Shelby County) on 22 June 1843 to parents John Strickler (1804-1865) and Susan Willard (1811-1876). Elizabeth was born in Indiana (probably Shelby County) in August 1849 to parents John Cornwell (1809-1896) and Ann Mariah Tucker (1815-1876).

1880 Census for Sheridan Kansas finds George (age 36) and Elizabeth (age 30), with no children. George is the Post Master for the community.

1900 Census for Girard Kansas find the couple residing here. George is a "Dealer of General Merchandise". They report that they have been married 31 years, and have had no children.

1910 Census, Girard Kansas, shows that George is a Real Estate Agent.

The following obits contain better info than I could likely find and report on my own.

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Sunday, January 23, 2022

ANKENY, Jessie Valentine (Corning, IA)


JESSIE ANKENY

UPDATE - Jessie Ankeny has been sent home to her granddaughter!

IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO:  "Jessica Ankeny, Corning Iowa, Simpson College Graduate"

PHOTO TAKEN: Albert E. Peasley photographer, circa 1901

ACQUIRED: Among a group of photographs given to me by Carol Kleppinger (so I can find homes for them) - these are friends, schoolmates and acquaintances of her grandmother Florence Ream.


This is Jessie Valentine Ankeny, born in Quincy Iowa 27-Dec-1883 to parents Joseph Newcomb Ankeny (1861-1949) and Elma Henrietta Rogers (1864-1953). 

Her father was a son of Henry Giese Ankeny and Horatia Fostina Newcomb. Her mother was a daughter of Robert Wing Rogers and Martha Ann Fleharty.

1900 Census > Iowa > Adams > Prescott

  • ANKENY, Joseph, head, 38, Oct 1861, born in IA of PA & ME parents, farmer
  • ANKENY, Elma, wife, 36, Apr 1864, mother of 7 all living, born in IL of IL parents
  • ANKENY, Jessie, 16, Dec 1883, born in IA
  • ANKENY, Blanche, 14, Aug 1885, Iowa
  • ANKENY, Ralph, 12, Oct 1887, Iowa
  • ANKENY, Helen, 8, Oct 1891, Iowa
  • ANKENY, Homer, 6, Aug 1893, Iowa
  • ANKENY, Louisa, 4, Feb 1895, Iowa
  • ANKENY, Florence, 1, Sep 1898, Iowa

Jessie attended the High School (presumably with Florence Ream) in Corning Iowa, and later attended Simpson College (a Methodist liberal arts college) in Indianola Iowa. 


Upon graduation, Jessie became a missionary in China. She met and married Henry Veere Lacy in Foochow (also spelled Fuzhou) where he worked as a hospital administrator.

Husband Henry was a son of William Henry Lacy and Emma Nind.


Their four children were all born in China:

  • 1915 - Mary Nind Lacy-Buckley
  • 1917 - Henry Ankeny Lacy
  • 1921 - Louise Alice Lacy
  • 1924 - Dorothy L. Lacy

Jessie left China around 1939 and lived thereafter in California. She died 11-Apr-1979. She and her husband Henry are buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina California.


Thursday, January 20, 2022

OKEY, Ida Jane (Corning, IA)

 

IDA JANE OKEY
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IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO:  Ida Okey, Corning Iowa

PHOTO TAKEN: C.D.Tinsley photographer, circa 1901

ACQUIRED: Among a group of photographs given to me by Carol Kleppinger - these are friends, schoolmates and acquaintances of her grandmother Florence Ream.

Photographer C.D. Tinsley was operating in Corning Iowa from 1901 to 1902. Also, Miss Florence Ream was a student of 14 years of age, known to have resided near Corning from the years 1899-1901, leaving Corning in September of 1901. Florence is presumed to have been a student of Ida Okey, who was a teacher during that time. Therefore the photo of Ida Okey can be safely dated to the year 1901.

I love how the photographer did not cut off the hem of her dress in this image, carefully trimming around it and allowing it to flow out of the oval confine of the mat.

IDA OKEY was born 02-Nov-1871 in Corning Iowa and lived most of her life there. Her parents were Arthur Franklin Okey (a wealthy banker of the town, and son of Jeremiah Okey & Hannah Jane Smith) and Catherine Vernon (a daughter of Jacob Vernon and Catherine Smith).



1900 CENSUS > Iowa > Adams > Corning

  • OKEY, Arthur F., head, 58, born in OH of OH & PA parents, banker
  • OKEY, Catherine, wife, 58, born in OH of OH parents
  • OKEY, Ida J., daug 28, born in Iowa, school teacher
  • OKEY, Frank C, son 25, born in Iowa, lawyer
  • OKEY, Leonora, daug 20, born in Iowa

She also has an older brother, Charles Edward OKEY (1869-1955) and older sister, Flora (1867-1935) who were already out on their own by the time of the 1900 Census.

On 25-June-1903, Ida married Reverend Theodore Baker Turner (1870-1964), a son of Austin Beecher Turner and Almira Amanda Baker. Theodore's brother Daniel Turner was Governor of Iowa from 1931-1933.

Their seven children are:

  1. Theodore (b.1904), died in infancy
  2. Almira Turner (1906-1992)
  3. Lt. John Harold Turner (1907-1940) died in service, m. Mary Budd
  4. Catherine Vernon Turner (1909-2011) m. Richard Phillips
  5. Theodore B. Turner (twin) (1910-2009) m. Mary Sanders
  6. Austin Clifford Turner (twin) (1910-1959) m. Anne Hegeman
  7. Franklin W. Turner (1916-1999) m. Elizabeth Rupert

Upon her father's death in 1909, Ida inherited 480 acres of land about a mile southwest of Prescott Iowa. He had been ill and lingering near death for many weeks, the toll of which was heavy upon Ida's mother Catherine. A few months later, Ida's mother committed suicide in the attic of her daughter Flora's home in Corning, supposedly due to the mental anguish of her husband's recent death.


Ida Okey-Turner died 20-July-1932 and her obit was carried in the Adams County Free Press (Corning Iowa) edition of 21 July 1932. (click image for larger version).



Sunday, December 19, 2021

JONES, Nelle Lee (Bedford IA)

 


NELLE LEE JONES-ADRIAN

  • IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO: "Nelle Lee Jones, H.S. Graduate, Bedford, Iowa"
  • PHOTO TAKEN: Acker Studio, Bedford Iowa, circa 1902 - 1903
  • ACQUIRED: Among a group of photographs given to me by Carol Kleppinger - these are friends and schoolmates of her grandmother Florence Ream

This photograph was taken circa 1902 or 1903 at the Bedford photographic studio of G.C. Acker. He was active in Bedford Iowa from at least 1901 through about 1907. Nelle was a friend or classmate of Florence Ream who is known to have attended Bedford High School from 1901 to 1904, so Nelle probably was there during the same time period.

This is Nelle Lee Jones, born 22 Dec 1884 in Taylor County Iowa, to parents Taylor David Jones (1848-1932, son of Daniel Gamon Jones and Martha Ann Lee), and Catharine Gillette Kessler (1853-1944, daughter of Prussian-German immigrants John and Sophia Kessler).

Nelle's parents Taylor D. Jones and Catharine Kessler
(Found elsewhere on the internet. I DO NOT possess
these images but include them here for comparison.)

Her siblings are:

  • 1872 - Maura May (Mrs W L Dorr)
  • 1874 - Bertha Edna (who became Mrs. J N Hensley)
  • 1877 - Don Charles (who married Marie Goudie)
  • 1879 - Agnes Mabel (Mrs. Frank S. Purdue of Denver CO)
  • 1881 - Josephine Pearl (Mrs W A Davidson of Santa Ana CA)
  • 1888 - Clarence Dell (m. Georgia Fay Edmundson)
  • 1890 - John Kessler (m. Marie Wales)

Census records show this family was residing at the nearby town of Ross in 1900, and within the Bedford city limits in 1910.

Nelle appears on the 1920 Census in Portland Oregon where she works as a teacher, and boards with another teacher named Bertha Irwin (or Irvin).

On 21 July 1923, Nelle is married to Hugh "Walter" Adrian (1873 - 5 Feb 1952, son of John Milliard Adrian and Loretta Kliver). This is Walter's second marriage.

1930 CENSUS > Oregon > Multnomah > Portland > 51 E. 5th Street

  • ADRIAN, Walter H., head, 56, born in Ohio, salesman at "Adv. Nov. Co."
  • ADRIAN, Nelle L., wife, 44, born in Iowa, Teacher at Public School

I am not certain where Walter worked, but I presume the abbreviation in the Census is some sort of Novelty Company. Nelle was a teacher at the Ockley Green School.

The 1932 obituary for Nelle's father Taylor Jones mentions that he died of stroke, and his death was the first in his rather large family. His wife and all eight children survive him.


Nelle's husband Walter died in 1952. He seems to have been quite an interesting fellow. His obituary is at left. He was a member of several lodges including Knights Templar. He played a musical instrument (saxophone) and knew magic tricks.

It appears that he and Nelle had no children. Nelle's brief funeral notice in 1975 states "she is survived by several nieces and nephews". However, she married rather late in life (age 38) so may have never planned for children.

It may be possible to track down some of her nephews and nieces, and their offspring, to find a taker for this old photograph. I will work on that.





Saturday, December 18, 2021

UNCLE JERRY (Tornado Item) (Campbellsville KY)

 

"Uncle Jerry"

  • IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO:  none
  • PHOTO TAKEN: unknown photographer, circa 1977-1984?
  • PHOTO FOUND: on sidewalk, Lexington KY, 12 Dec 2021

(CLAIMED. Uncle Jerry is going home.)  This photo and post are a little different than most I share on this blog, in several ways. First of all, I did not purchase the photo at an antique store - I found it near the sidewalk while walking my dog. Secondly, it is now labeled as to who the subject is. Thirdly, it is relatively new (compared to most I research) and is damaged.

As most of you know, several towns in western Kentucky suffered incredible damage on 10 Dec 2021 as a cluster of rare December tornadoes touched down in the middle of the night, taking lives and livelihoods and scattering personal possessions far and wide.

During my daily dog-walk on the following day or two, I found the above photograph nestled in the lawn of a neighbor's property, near the edge of the sidewalk, so I picked it up to examine it. It appeared to be a high school photograph of a young man of high school age. His hairstyle and clothes make me think it was taken in the latter 1970s through possible mid 1980s. The lapels of his shirt are rather long, as was seen in that time range. His hair is feathered to both sides.

My first thought was that this item was either accidentally run over by a lawnmower or had been assaulted by one of the tornadoes of the previous few days and blown a hundred or so miles from its original location.

With no name to research, I decided on a hunch to see if anyone had created a FaceBook group for posting such items found, and sure enough there was a page for just this purpose. It is called the "Quad State Tornado Found Items" and can be found at this link:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/752733605686831  

Other people had already posted photographs and most of those bore the same ragged rips and tears as the photo I had found. So I posted the photo and within a couple days someone spied it and recognized the young man as their own "Uncle Jerry" and that it had been in their "mamaw's photo album." I hadn't the heart to ask what had happened to "mamaw's" house, and I could only imagine the terror of the circumstance that brought that photograph from its starting place to my neighborhood in Lexington.

I was given a mailing address in Campbellsville KY of a relative to whom I have just mailed the photo back. The tornado which struck Campbellsville was classified as an EF-3 and was not the same one as the EF-4 which tore through Mayfield and Dawson Springs and monopolized most of the headlines. But the Campbellsville tornado, which destroyed 70 homes, proved just as capable of causing heartbreak.

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Campbellsville is about 83 miles from Lexington, as the crow flies, or in this case - as the debris flies. Other posts at the FaceBook group show photos which traveled up to 130 miles, such as the one from Dawson Springs which was found stuck to a car's windshield in New Albany Indiana.

I would like to take a moment to thank whomever had the great idea of using Social Media to quickly get these personal items back to those who lost them. 

On a side note - with this post and successful connection to the photograph's owner, I have reached the milestone of 200 photographs returned to family.






Friday, December 10, 2021

HAYDON, Richard Parker (Hobart OK)

 

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HAYDON, Richard Parker (Hobart OK)

  • IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO: "Parker Haydon, Hobart, Oklahoma"
  • PHOTO TAKEN: Horwich Bros. Studio, Oakland CAL, circa 1911
  • PURCHASED: June 2021 Time Travelers Antiques, Springfield Oregon

Richard Parker Haydon was born in Kansas, 05 Nov 1893, and lived at least for a while in Hobart Oklahoma (per 1910 Census) before his family moved to California. Apparently, he went by the name "Parker" Haydon much of the time. 

His father was William Lawson HAYDON (1856-1934). His mother was Ursula "Sula" Evelyn Parker (1861-1945).

1900 CENSUS > KANSAS > McPHERSON COUNTY > Superior > Maple Street
HAYDON, William, head, 43, b. Oct 1856 in MO of MO and KY parents, dry goods merchant
HAYDON, Ursula E., wife, 38, b. Mar 1862 in IA of KY and OH parents
HAYDON, William E., son, 15, b. Feb 1885 in KS, at school


1910 CENSUS > OKLAHOMA > KIOWA COUNTY > HOBART > 109 Hill Street
HAYDON, William W., head, 54, born in MO of KY and Iowa parents, Real Estate Agent
HAYDON, Sula E., wife, 48, married 26 yrs, 4 children, 4 living, born in IA to KY and OH parents
HAYDON, William E., son, 24, born in KS, cashier at bank
HAYDON, Don W., son 22, born in KS, stenographer at bank
HAYDON, Richard P., 16, born in KS
HAYDON, Glen L., son, 13, born in KS


1930 CENSUS > CALIFORNIA > ALAMEDA > BERKELEY > 1827 San Pedro Ave.
HAYDON, Richard P., head, 35, born in Kansas, insurance broker
HAYDON, Merle E., wife, 33, born in California
HAYDON, Charles A., son, 12, born in California
HAYDON, M. Evelyn, dau, 10, born in California
HAYDON, Parker L., son, 9, born in California
HAYDON, Frances J., dau, 8, born in California


1940 CENSUS > CALIFORNIA > ALAMEDA > BERKELEY > 543 Vincente Ave.
HAYDON, Richard P., head, 46, born in Kansas, stamp dealer
HAYDON, Merle E., wife, 43, born in California
HAYDON, Parker Jr., son, 20, born in California
HAYDON, Frances J., dau, 18, born in California
HAYDON, Richard, son, 8, born in California

The 1940 Census reveals that his home was at 543 Vincente Avenue in Berkeley CA. I have found an image of that house and include it here. 


He owned and operated the Parker Haydon Co., a stamp shop at 2125 Center Street. He worked with his son Parker Lawson Haydon in this shop, and as the following 1948 newspaper story illustrates, the son was also very knowledgeable on the subject.



At some point in the 1940s, Parker Haydon Senior was presented with a Purple Heart which he had earned in WWI. Here is that story:


RICHARD PARKER HAYDON died 28 Sep 1953 and is buried at Lodi Memorial Park, in Lodi California.




Thursday, December 9, 2021

HOLBROOK, Jennie Louisa (Webster, MA)

 

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JENNIE L. HOLBROOK (Webster, Mass)

  • IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO: appears to say "Jennie L. Holbrook"
  • PHOTO TAKEN: Elite Studio, Webster, Massachusetts, circa 1901
  • PURCHASED: 2021 Antique Peddlers, Springfield Oregon

The hand-writing on back clearly says "J???IE L. HOLBROOK" but someone has written a price over the first name, partially obscuring the second, third and fourth letters. I can make out that the second letter could easily be an E. The third and fourth look more than anything else like a pair of U's. I have often seen penmanship in which a lower-case "n" looks like a "u", so I am presuming this photo is labeled "Jennie L. Holbrook."

The little girl appears to be around 5 years of age. The fashion, hair, and type of mat-frame suggest a time period around 1900 or very soon thereafter. This would indicate a girl born around 1895 to 1896.

I have found a "Jennie L. Holbrook" on the 1900 Census for Massachusetts in the town of Douglas, which is a neighboring community to Webster (where the photo was taken).

1900 CENSUS > MASSACHUSETTS > WORCESTER > DOUGLAS 

  • HOLBROOK, Silas P., head, 62, born Nov 1837, born in MA of MA parents, physician
  • HOLBROOK, Louise, wife, 40, born June 1959, born in MA of MA parents, 3 children, 1 living
  • HOLBROOK, Jennie L., dau., 4, born Jan 1896, born in MA


1910 CENSUS > MASSACHUSETTS > WORCESTER > DOUGLAS > Pleasant Street

  • HOLBROOK, Silas P., head, 71, married 16 yrs (M2), physician, general practice
  • HOLBROOK, Louise S., wife, 48, married 16 yrs (M2), 2 children, 2 living
  • HOLBROOK, Jennie L., dau, 14
  • HOLBROOK, Edward S., son 7

NOTE - this census reports that this is a second marriage for both parents. 

FIND-A-GRAVE reports that father Silas Pinckney Holbrook (son of George Edward Holbrook & Clarissa A. Turner) was born 7 Nov 1837 and died 2 Oct 1917. He was married to 1) Jennie M. Campbell, who died 23 Aug 1892), then 2) Louise S. Taft-Southwick, and had two children; Jennie Louisa Holbrook (b. 12 Jan 1896) and Edward Silas Holbrook (b. 3 Oct 1902).

Mother Louise Silence Taft-Southwick was previously married to Ira Southwick, and had two small children who both died in 1889. So Jennie had two half-siblings she never knew.

Jennie graduated from Simmons College in 1917 (the year her father died), and went to war in 1918, serving in the navy in the capacity of Yeoman First Class.

1920 CENSUS > MASSACHUSETTS > WORCESTER > DOUGLAS 

  • HOLBROOK, Louise S., head, 58, widowed, no occupation
  • HOLBROOK, Jennie L., dau, 24 single, private secretary
  • HOLBROOK, Edward S., son, 17

1930 CENSUS > MASSACHUSETTS > WORCESTER > DOUGLAS 

  • HOLBROOK, Louise S., head, 68 widowed, home maker
  • HOLBROOK, Jennie L., dau, 34 single, post master at post office

1940 CENSUS > MASSACHUSETTS > WORCESTER > DOUGLAS 

  • HOLBROOK, Louise S., head, 79 wd, no occupation
  • HOLBROOK, Jennie L., 44 single, Stenographer at Div. of Unemployment


Jennie's mother died in 1946.


Jennie died 15 August 1988 and is buried next to her parents at Pine Grove Cemetery in Worcester County. She apparently never married and had no children. But I may be able to find descendants of her brother Edward.

This image of Edward Silas Holbrook was found on a tree at Ancestry.com. I DO NOT HAVE THIS PHOTO, but I show it here for comparison. Other than the hairstyle, he is a dead-ringer for his sister Jennie. Also the image of Edward is said to have been found at an antique store in Springfield Oregon (which is precisely where I found the photograph of Jennie.) It is the discovery of this image of Edward that convinces me that I have correctly identified Jennie.


Edward died 5 August 1971. He had been an accountant at a company that manufactures wax paper. He was married to Eva Louise Houghton (1902-2002) and had two daughters; Jane Louise Holbrook (1936-2017) and ____ (born after the 1940 Census).

I will continue to research Edwards line.