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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


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)


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


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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