Photograph of Madge Eleanor Clarke of Monroe, Maine, at age 27
months and 27 pounds.
Madge Eleanor Clarke, or Clark, was born 8 July 1898 at
Monroe, Maine, the daughter of Walter Perkins Clarke and his wife
Ella Hattie (Jellison) Clarke. The person who wrote the
identification on the reverse of the photograph used the surname
Clarke, but I found many instances of Clark in online records, even
Below are a reprint of a post at the blog Heirlooms Reunited,
which discusses Madge Eleanor Clark and her family history, and her
Photograph of Madge Eleanor Clarke as a 27 month old child.
From online research, hopefully correct:
Madge Eleanor Clarke was born 8 July 1898 at Monroe, Maine, the
daughter of Walter Perkins Clarke and his wife Ella H. Jellison,
born in Winterport or Frankfort, Maine, and Hancock, Maine
respectively. I found official records using the
surname Clark, so it's possible the person who provided the
identification information on the reverse of the photograph was
correct, or incorrect.
Her paternal grandparents were Jeremiah and Elizabeth Hannah
(Perkins) Clark. I'm not sure of her maternal grandparents.
I believe her grandmother was Hattie M. Jellison, daughter of
Nahum Young Jellison and his wife Mary (Abbott) Jellison of
Hancock, Maine. On her marriage record, she put Nahum and
Mary (Abbott) Jellison as her parents, but I believe they were
actually her grandparents.
I couldn't find a marriage record in the Maine archives for Madge
Eleanor Clarke or Clark. She could have married out of state
or perhaps not at all. The last record I found of her was the
1920 Census, when she was living with her parents and working as a
teacher in a rural school.
If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the
information presented here, please leave a comment or contact me
For more information, see the page for Madge
at the Maine & Maritime Canada
A map of Winterport, Maine
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A map of Hancock, Maine
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