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Grace Olive Coburn was born 25 May 1902 at Weld, Maine, the daughter of Henry Wheeler Coburn and wife Minnie E. (Holt) Coburn. In 1922 at Dixfield, Grace married Robert Eugene Ames, who was born 6 September 1898, the son of Charles H. and Alice M. (Fisher) Ames.
More family history information in the extract and family trees below.
Grace is mentioned in the 1919 and 1920 graduation booklets of Dixfield High School, as a junior and as a senior.
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Extract of family history of Grace (Coburn) Ames and husband Robert Eugene Ames:
Grace Olive Coburn was born 25 May 1902 [although there is a strikeout on the birth record, and it could be 1903] in Weld, Maine, the daughter of Henry Wheeler Coburn and wife Minnie E. (Holt) Coburn. Her paternal grandparents were George Newton Coburn and wife Olive Rowell (Wheeler) Coburn. Her maternal grandparents were Daniel E. and Elmira J. (Fuller) Holt.
On 4 January 1922 at Dixfield, Maine, Grace Olive Coburn married Robert Eugene Ames. He was born 6 September 1898 at Dixfield, Maine, the son of Charles H. and Alice M. (possibly Fisher) Ames. His paternal grandparents were John B. and Armenia H. (Brock) Ames of Searsport, Maine. It appears that Charles found his way to Dixfield and met Alice, who was born there about March 1871. I don't have any information on Alice's parents, or if Fisher was her maiden name.
I think Robert and Grace are the couple enumerated in the 1930 Census of Lowell, Massachusetts, but I'm not positive. If so, they had two daughters by that time. Robert died at Rumford, Maine in 1970. Grace died at Dixfield, Maine in 1972.
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Robert Eugene Ames below, please leave a comment. Thanks!