I purchased an old photo album with many identified studio portraits dating from the 1860s to the 1890s; individuals with surnames Parlin, Newell, Park, Robinson, and Heald.Most of the more recent photos were taken by studios located in the State of Maine.
One tintype of a woman estimated 60+ years of age is identified "Grandmother Parlin."This image was later reproduced as a paper print enlargement identified "Grandmother ParlinGrammi Healds Grandmother."There is also a memorial card reading in part:
"In Loving Rembrance of
Mrs. Eliza Parlin, Died August 1st, 1890. Aged 88 years, 9 months, 17 days
Farewell, dear mother, sweet thy rest, ..."
I found Eliza Parlin (maiden name unknown) listed in the 1850 and 1870 Census data for Sumner, Oxford Co., ME.She was born in NH and married Almon (the enumerator in 1850 misspelled his given name as "Almond") Parlin, a farmer.Living in the same household with Almon and Eliza in 1850 were Leonard S. (age 21) and Emaline (probably should be spelled Emeline) M. (age 18) Robinson, probably recently married.Emeline was a daughter of the Parlins, born Jul 1831 in ME.She wed Leonard S. Robinson, born about 1829 in ME.Leonard was a farmer.The Robinsons had four children, including a set of twins, Ella S. and Emma E., born Nov 1855 in ME.Ella married Stephen C. Heald, born Jun 1835 in ME.
In June 1870, Eliza Parlin was 68 years old and living alone, next door to her daughter Emeline M. Robinson (age 38) and grandchildren--Lester E. (age 19), William H. (age 16), Ella S. (age 14), and Emma E. (age 14).
The album also contains photos of Stephen C. Heald, Ella S. Heald (maiden name Robinson), Emma E. Park (maiden name Robinson), and Lester E. Robinson.
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