Anna Gilberti Woodcock was born 2 July 1894 in Medford,
Massachusetts. on Marion Street. I don't have the names of her
parents, but I know that her grandparents were Samuel D. and,
Margaret Carter of Pembroke, Maine. Samuel was born about
Anna married Harry G. Ashby of Pembroke on 17 April 1912.
Anna was the second wife of James Alexander Skidds. She
died in 1979 and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett,
Two photographs of Anna Woodcock, taken by the Edwards studio of
St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.
Assuming I have the right Anna Woodcock and that my online research
Anna G. Woodcock was born 2 July 1894 in Massachusetts. I
don't have the names of her parents, but in the 1900 Census of
Pembroke, Maine, she was living in the household of her uncle Edwin
Carter. From what I've been able to determine, Edwin had
possibly four sisters, Georgiana, Joanna, Adeline and Eliza, any of
which may have been Anna's mother. I don't think Anna's
mother was Georgiana, though, as she married Thomas James.
In the 1910 Census of Pembroke, Anna was living with her
grandparents, Samuel and Margaret Carter.
In 1937, when Anna was living in Calais, Maine, she became the
second wife of James Alexander Skidds. He died in 1958 in
Calais. Anna died in Somerville or Charlestown, Massachusetts
in May 1979.
If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the
information presented above, or if you feel that the Anna Woodcock
in the photographs is a different woman entirely, please leave a
comment or contact me directly.
I'm hoping that a family researcher of the Woodcock, Carter or
Skidds family will come forward to help fill in the blanks of
A map of Pembroke, Maine:
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A map of Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick, which lie
across the St. Croix River from each other:
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