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Lettie M. Carter; m. Edgar Everett Sylvia; lived Edmunds, Maine

Lettie M. Carter was born in October 1876 at Edmunds, Maine, the daughter of Albert M. and Josephine (Jones) Carter.  Her paternal grandparents were Samuel and Sarah (Cox) Carter.  Her maternal grandparents were Nathaniel C. and Maribeth Jones.

 

On 25 January 1897 at Edmunds, she married Edgar Everett Sylvia, who was born 27 February 1876, at Edmunds, Maine, the son of Noah and Sophia (Gardner) Sylvia.  His paternal grandparents were John LaSilva, reportedly of Portugal, and Lavinia (Morang) LaSilva.

 

Below are a post at the blog Heirlooms Reunited, which contains a photograph of Lettie M. Carter as a young woman, and family trees for Lettie M. Carter and her husband Edgar Everett Sylvia.

 

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented here on Lettie M. Carter or Edgar Everett Sylvia, please leave a comment or contact Todd House directly.  Thanks!

 

Cabinet Photo of Young Woman Lettie M. Carter, Pembroke, Maine area; m. Edgar E. Sylvia



Cabinet photo of a young woman identified on reverse as the mother of Glenn C. Sylvia, PO Box 38, Bernard, Maine 04612.  His mother was Lettie M. Carter, who married Edgar Everett Sylvia.




From online research, hopefully correct:


Lettie M. Carter was born in October of 1876 at Edmunds, Maine, the daughter of Albert M. and Josephine (Jones) Carter.  Her paternal grandparents were Samuel and Sarah (Cox) Carter.  Her maternal grandparents were Nathaniel C. and Maribeth (whose maiden name and parents elude me) Jones.


On 25 January 1897 at Edmunds, Maine, she married Edgar Everett Sylvia, who was born 27 February 1876, also at Edmunds, Maine, the son of Noah and Sophia (Gardner) Sylvia.  His paternal grandparents were John LaSilva, reportedly from Portugal, and Lavinia (Morang) LaSilva.  The LaSilva/Sylvia surname has several variations.  Edgar's maternal grandparents were Abner and Jane F. (Babb) Gardner.


Lettie and Edgar raised a family in Edmunds, Maine, of at least five children: Esther Sylvia, born about 1898; Edna M. Sylvia, born about 1900; Edgar M. Sylvia, born about 1901; Wilhelmina S., born about 1911; and Glenn C. Sylvia, born in 1914.  Edmunds, Maine is located in downeast Washington County, situated along Cobscook Bay.


A map of Edmunds, Maine:



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