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1904 Photograph of Five Adams Sisters from Stoneham, Maine: Alice, Lottie, Ethel, Josie, Goldie

Josie Mae Adams, Goldie Frances Adams, Alice M. Adams, Lottie Maude Adams and Ethel P. Adams were born in the 1880s at Stoneham, Maine, the daughters of William and Sarah Frances (Ridlon) Adams.  


The following is a post dated 1/19/2011 from the blog Heirlooms Reunited.    Below the reprinted post is a copy of the sisters' family tree.  If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented here, please leave a comment at the bottom of this page or contact Todd House directly.  Thanks!


1904 Photograph of the Adams Sisters of Stoneham, Maine

September 1904 Photograph of Alice, Lottie, Ethel, Josie and Goldie Adams of Stoneham, Maine.  The photograph was taken by W. Allen.

From online research, hopefully correct:

The parents of these Adams sisters were William and Sarah Frances (Ridlon) Adams.   Their paternal grandparents were William and Eliza Adams.  Their maternal grandparents were Thomas E. and Philinda Decker (Ridlon) Ridlon.

Josie Mae Adams was born 11 June 1882 at Stoneham, Maine.  She first married Herbert W. Taylor.  Upon his death, she married Vernice L. Harriman.

Goldie Frances Adams was born 16 July 1885 in Maine.  She married Fred Albert Wight on 5 February 1919 at Norway, Maine.

Alice M. Adams was born 2 May 1887 at Stoneham, Maine.  She may be the Alice M. Adams of Sweden, Maine, who married George H. Porter of Bridgton, Maine, on 21 September 1917, but I can't be sure.

Lottie Maude Adams was born 2 July 1889 at Stoneham, Maine.  She married Willie H. Warren, also of Stoneham, on 14 January 1922 at Paris, Maine.

Ethel P. Adams was born 13 April 1891 in Maine.  She married John Ceylon Files, also of Stoneham, on 1 July 1911 at Waterford, Maine. 

These sisters had other siblings who were not shown in the photograph: Herbert, Grace, Blanche and Charles.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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