Researching Downeast Maine and Maritime Canada Families Together
The reason for the confusion of William's last name is that I have a calling card for William C. Annas, but he fits the profile of a man named William C. Annis. The spelling could have been a printing error, but I did notice that some of the family used the alternative spelling.
Assuming I have the correct fellow, from online research, hopefully correct:
William C. Annis or William C. Annas was born 13 July 1854 in Bradford, Maine, the son of William Chase Annis and, I think, his second wife Emeline Twombley.
The younger William's grandparents were James and Deborah C. (Chase) Annis. I'm not sure of Emeline's parents or if Twombley was her maiden name. I found another Emeline Twombley born about the same time in Monroe, Maine, but I don't want to go out on a limb. Hopefully a reader will clear up the mystery.
On 26 December 1909, William C. Annis or Annas married Julia C. Griffin. She was born in Canada in 1856 and was, I believe, the daughter of Thomas and Mary A. (Mathews) Griffin. I'm hoping for more information on Julia.
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I've included a scan of William's calling card below. It was found in a large scrapbook of many other Piscataquis and Penobscot County calling cards of the latter half of the 19th century.