Eleanor "Nellie" B. Staples was born in December of 1860, the
daughter of Wilbert M. Staples and wife Adeline. I don't as
yet have information on her grandparents, as I found conflicting
information online. On 18 October 1881 in Portland, Maine,
Nellie married Alfred C. Colcord, a sea captain from Stockton
Springs, Maine. They had at least one child, a daughter
Evelyn, born in 1883, who married Harry David Shute.
Photograph of a woman identified on reverse as Nellie Colcord,
mother of Mrs. Chute. The photograph was taken by the H. M.
Smith studio of Portland, Maine.
From online research, hopefully correct:
Eleanor "Nellie" B. Staples was born in December of 1860 in Maine,
the daughter of Wilbert M. and Adeline "Addie" E. Staples.
I'm shying away from identifying her grandparents as I found
multiple options. Perhaps a reader with knowledge of the
family will step forward.
On 18 October 1881, at Portland, Maine, Nellie married Albert C.
Colcord, who was born in July of 1858, the son of William David
Colcord and his wife Eleanor D. (Hichborn) Colcord. I found
several possibilities for William David Colcord's parents online.
Eleanor Hichborn's parents were, I believe, Paul Revere
Hichborn and his wife Eleanor (Dickey) Hichborn.
Nellie and Albert had at least one child, a daughter Evelyn
Colcord, born 3 July 1883 in Stockton Springs, Maine, the person
indicated on the reverse of the photograph. She married Harry
David Shute. He was born 20 October 1883 in Stockton Springs,
Maine, the son of Elden Soule Shute and his wife Clara B. (Berry)
If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the
information presented here, please leave a comment or contact me
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