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Monday, June 11, 2012

Mary, Jairus, & Eloise Hammond from Paris, Maine, 1892.

This cabinet card photograph was conveniently labelled with each child's name and age:  "Hammond:  Mary Eliza, age 12; Jairus Eugene, Age 5, Eloise Faustena, Age 2 1/2."  Beneath this pen inscription someone has written the date "1890" in pencil.  Based on the information I found researching this family, I believe they were off by a couple of years.

In 1900, the Hammond family is living in Parish, Oxford County, Maine.  The parents of the children in the photograph were Herbert P. Hammond, born  about 1855, and Kate E. Hammond, born about 1857.  Jairus and Faustena (Eloise) are 13 and 10 years old respectively, along with an unnamed son, born February 1900. (1900 U.S. Federal Census, Paris, Oxford, Maine, ED 199, Sheet 15, Dwelling 356, Family 401, Herbert P. Hammond household).

The 1910 Census provides the youngest son's name:  Roy H. Hammond, along with the name of Faustena's husband, Herbert Cole.  (1910 U.S. Federal Census, Paris, Oxford, Maine, ED 202, Sheet 2, Dwelling 49, Family 52, Herbert P. Hammond household).  Missing are Jairus and Mary E., who have started their own families.  

 Mary Hammond married Ernest Ferdinand Shaw on the 4th of January 1899 in Paris, at the age of 18 years (Ancestry.com. Maine, Marriage Records, 1705-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.)
In 1920 Jairus is living in the home of sister and is noted as being married (1920 U.S. Federal Census, Paris, Oxford, Maine, ED 126, Sheet 8B, Dwelling 185, Family 218, Ernest F. Shaw household).  10 years later, Jairus and his wife, Alice, are living on Greenleaf Avenue in Norway, Oxford, Maine.(1930 U.S. Federal Census, Norway, Oxford, Maine, ED 9-34, Sheet 25-A, Dwelling 541, Family 664, Jairus E. Hammond household).

Find-A-Grave has listings for Jairus and Faustena:
Eugene J Hammond (1886 - 1958) - Find A Grave Memorial, and  Faustena Eva Hammond Cole (1890 - 1978) - Find A Grave Memorial.  I have not located Mary Eliza Hammond Shaw's death information as of yet.

If the age information on the reverse of the card is correct, this family portrait was taken in 1892.

UPDATE:  Nov 1, 2012:  This photograph has been reunited with a relative of these children.

1 comment:

  1. Mary Elisa Shaw d. January 29, 1939 in South Paris, Maine

    http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/r/o/Keith-L-Brown-ME/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0007.html

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