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1860s Autograph Album of Maria Annette Winslow of Belfast, Maine; m. Franklin B. Knowlton


1860s autograph album of Maria Annette Winslow, who was born in October of 1850, daughter of William and Anna C. (Smith) Winslow of Belfast, Maine.  

Maria and Mary E. Sleeper of Belfast, Maine, inscribed pages in each other's albums; see Mary's album here.  Below, Maria's inscription in Mary's album:

Maria's parents signed a page in her album:

Maria's paternal grandparents were Peter and Sally (Clark) Winslow.  Her maternal grandparents were Peter H. and Lydia (Sherman, I think) Smith.  The autograph album has several pages signed by peoiple with the surname Winslow and Smith.

Maria's brother William Henry Winslow, Civil War veteran and later a physician at Boston, and his wife Anne Traquair (Lang) Winslow signed a page:

Maria's brother Theophilus N. Winslow signed a page.  He shared the page with Herbert Smith, who was perhaps a relative through Theo's mother:

Maria's brother Edward N. Winslow signed two pages, one separately, and one shared with Sarah Cunningham of Milford, Massachusetts:


Edward N. Winslow's future wife, Luella Veazie McDonald of Belfast, also signed a page in the album:

Ellen Frances Winslow signed a page:

Ellen Frances Winslow's future husband, Charles B. Pote of Bangor, Maine, also signed:

Elmer S. Winslow of Bangor, Maine signed a page:

Other than the aforementioned Herbert V. Smith of Chelsea, Massachusetts, other Smiths who signed were Henry S. Smith and Maria Frances Smith of Chelsea, Massachusetts:

The autographs in this album were collected in the period before Maria was married, on 7 June 1870, at Belfast, to merchant Franklin B. Knowlton.  

Their daughter Ethel Winslow Knowlton apparently found the album when she was about ten years old and signed three separate pages.  Ethel would go on to marry Samuel Merrill Ray Locke at Belfast, on 7 June 1897.  Ethel died fairly young in 1912.

The many other signers could also include relatives and in-laws.

Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order.  This list includes people on pages which included multiple signatures.

Annie Abbott of Belfast, Maine High School

Carrie P. Anderson of Belfast, Maine

Virginia Anderson of Belfast, Maine

Annie M. Bean of Belfast, Maine High School

Lizzie L. Brown of Belfast, Maine

Fannie E. Carter of Belfast, Maine

Emma Clifford

John H. Clifford of Chelsea, Massachusetts

Susie M. Colburn of Belfast, Maine

Belle Cunningham of Milford, Massachusetts

Fred Cunningham of Milford, Massachusetts

Jennie Cunningham of Milford, Massachusetts

Sarah Cunningham of Milford, Massachusetts

Lois C. Davis of Belfast, Maine

Margie E. Dickson of Belfast, Maine


Abbie E. Field of Belfast, Maine High School

Fannie O. Field of Belfast Maine High School ["O" as middle initial might be incorrect]

Vesta F. Frazier of Belfast, Maine High School

Annie E. Frye of Belfast, Maine

Lizzie S. Hall of Belfast, Maine

W. M. Hall of Belfast, Maine

Emma Hilton of Belfast, Maine High School

Carrie A. Kaler of Belfast, Maine

Ethel W. Knowlton of Belfast, Maine

Josie C. Knowlton of Belfast, Maine

Jennie L. Libby of Belfast, Maine

Lizzie L. Lothrop of Belfast, Maine

Lue McDonald of Belfast, Maine

Olivia McGilvery of Belfast, Maine

Florence Meriam of Chelsea, Massachusetts

Carrie M. Miller of Belfast, Maine

E. J. Morison of Belfast, Maine

Hannah P. Morison of Belfast, Maine

Mrs. L. S. Nickerson of Brewer Village, Maine

Julia M. Perry of Belfast, Maine High School

Isabella J. Perry of Belfast, Maine

Louise L. Pitcher of Belfast, Maine ["died Wed. May 5, 1869"]

M. Louise Pitcher of Camden, Maine

O. W. Pitcher of Belfast, Maine

Ada M. Pote of Belfast, Maine

Charles B. Pote of Bangor, Maine

Mrs. Charles B. Pote of Bangor, Maine

Mary Sleeper of Belfast, Maine High School

Helen E. Smith of Chelsea, Massachusetts

Henry Arthur Smith of Chelsea, Massachusetts

Henry Smith of Chelsea, Massachusetts

Herbert V. Smith of Chelsea, Massachusetts

Maria Emily Smith of Chelsea, Massachusetts

Emma F. Stephenson of Belfast, Maine

Arthur P. Thombs of Belfast, Maine

C. C. Thombs of Belfast, Maine

Helen C. Treadwell of Brewer Village, Maine 

Helena C. Treadwell of Brewer Village, Maine

Sarah J. Treadwell of Brewer Village, Maine

Helen M. Ward of New York City

Fannie E. White of Belfast, Maine

Hattie P. White of Belfast, Maine

Hugh Willis

Anna C. Winslow of Belfast, Maine

Annie Winslow (wife of William Henry Winslow) of New York

Edward N. Winslow of Boston (and another page when he was living at Belfast, Maine)

Ellen Frances Winslow

Elmer S. Winslow of Bangor, Maine

Maria A. Winslow

Theo N. Winslow (Theophilus N. Winslow) of Belfast, Maine

William Winslow of Belfast, Maine

William Henry Winslow of New York

Franklin Woodside of Roxbury, Massachusetts

Helen Frances Woodside of Roxbury, Massachusetts

Scans of pages, in page order:


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