Photograph of two boys, who look a bit young to be Lester Blake
Bragg and his brother Edward E. Bragg, but the information fits
But I think the Lester Jr. in the photograph below is Lester
Blake Bragg, as he was a Jr., and he had a brother Edward.
They lived in the Portland, Maine area, and the photograph
was taken at Portland.
September 1911 photograph of brothers Lester Bragg, Jr. and Edward
E. Bragg, taken by the C. R. Smith studio of Middle Street,
From online research, hopefully correct, and assuming that I have
the correct Bragg family:
Lester Blake Bragg, Jr. was born 22 November 1895 at Portland,
Maine. Brother Edward E. Bragg was born 20 December 1897,
also in Maine, possibly Portland. Their parents were Lester
Blake Bragg and his second wife Emma Jeannette (Pollard)
Their paternal grandparents were Washington B. and Mehitable
(Whitten) Bragg. Their maternal grandparents were Benjamin
and Nellie Cynthia (Estes) Pollard.
I found the World War I draft enlistment card for Lester Blake
Bragg, Jr., where he indicated he was single (he also indicated
he'd lost three fingers). I found a listing in the Maine
Marriages online database for a Lester B. Bragg who married Rose
Landry, but that's a different Lester B. Bragg, Lester Bernard
Bragg I did find a Lester Bragg living in th 1930 Census of
Falmouth, Maine, similar in age, and married to a Stella, but I
don't know if he was our Lester.
I haven't yet found a World War I draft enlistment card for Edward
E. Bragg, but I did find a marriage in 1920 for him, to Laurie P.
Laurie P. Snow was born in August of 1899 in Maine, the daughter of
George W. and Jennie (Leach) Snow. Her paternal grandparents were
William S. and Abbie J. (True) Snow. Her maternal
grandparents were James J. and Phebe (Latham, according to Jennie's
marriage record) Leach.
It's possible that Edward and Laurie are the Edward and Laura Bargo
enumerated in the 1930 Census of Meriden, Connecticut. If so, there
were no children living with them.
If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the
information presented here, please leave a comment or contact me
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