Researching Downeast Maine and Maritime Canada Families Together
Eugenia T. Robinson was born about 1857 in Maine, the daughter of sea captain William F. Robinson and wife Amanda Fitzallen (Swain) Robinson. William F. Robinson was lost at sea on 5 March 1864.
This autograph was found in an autograph album whose pages were signed mostly by students at Bradford Academy at Bradford, Massachusetts, between 1869 and 1871.
On 27 April 1876 at Boston, Massachusetts, Eugenia married George Warren Merrill. He was born 7 September 1848 in Massachusetts, the son of John Franklin Merrill and wife Sarah Emery (Rand) Merrill.
The couple moved to San Francisco, where George operated an oil business.
The couple had at least one child, a daughter Frances Louise Merrill, who was born 24 April 1880 at Boston. Frances married David Jose Makepeace, who was born in Guatemala in 1877. THat marriage, which produced 3 children, ended in divorce. In 1910, Frances married Maine native Paul Fernando Gillette and had a daughter; that marriage also ended in divorce. Frances married H. A. McBride in 1930.
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