Frederick Wellington Ayer was born 29 July 1855 at Bangor,
Maine, the son of Nathan Chase Ayer and wife Lucy Pierce [or Piere]
(Wellington) Ayer. In 1879 at Boston, Massachusetts, he
married Marietta Rollins Mann, who was born in Massachusetts, the
daughter of Jonathan Mann of Massachusetts and Harriet Louise
(Larrabee) Mann of Bangor, Maine.
Frederick Wellington Ayer was the president of Eastern
Manufacturing, located at South Brewer, Maine, and also operated
the Ayredale Stock Farm at Bangor, Maine. He and his wife
Marietta were noted authorities and collectors of antiques.
1920s snapshots purchased together and appearing to have been the
property of the same person, possibly Frederick Wellington Ayer of
Above is a snapshot identified on reverse as Ayrdale, Bangor.
I believe this is the Ayredale Stock Farm on outer Ohio
Street; there's a beautiful, large yellow barn there today.
The other two photographs are labeled as Hantsport, Nova Scotia on
reverse. One is dated August 3, 1921 [or 1927] and shows
tree-length logs stacked in front of a large complex of buildings.
The other shows the coastline of Hantsport, Nova Scotia, on August
The Ayredale Stock Farm at Bangor, Maine was operated by Frederick
Wellington Ayer, who was president of the Eastern Manufacturing
Company, Brewer, Maine, and a noted antique collector and
authority, with his wife Marietta.
It's possible the Hantsport operation contributed logs to Eastern
Manufacturing in Brewer. If you have any insights into a
possible relationship between the photographs, please leave a
comment or contact me directly.
Frederick Wellington Ayer was born 29 July 1855, at Bangor, Maine,
the son of Nathan Chase Ayer and Lucy Pierce [or Piere]
(Wellington) Ayer. His paternal grandparents were Peter Wells
Ayer and Jane (Bartlett) Ayer. His maternal grandparents were
John and Mary Smith (Winslow) Wellington.
On 9 April 1879, at Boston, Massachusetts, Frederick Wellington
Ayer married Marietta Rollins Mann. She was born 15 April
1858 in Massachusetts, the daughter of Jonathan and Harriet Louise
(Larrabee) Mann, born in Massachusetts and Bangor respectively.
Her paternal grandparents were John and Jane (Tucker) Mann.
Her maternal grandparents were Samuel and Harriet (Ham)
Larrabee of Bangor.
The couple lived at Bangor, Maine, and raised a family of, I
believe, two sons and two daughters. As mentioned above,
Frederick Wellington Ayer and wife Marietta Ayer were authorities
If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the
information presented here, please leave a comment or contact me
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