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Anna G. Woodcock, b. 1894 Massachusetts; granddaughter of Samuel Carter, Pembroke, Maine

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 1837.


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, Massachusetts.  


Below, a reprint of a post on the blog Heirlooms Reunited.


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 is correct:

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 Anna's life.

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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