Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Photo Album of a Civil War Veteran's Wife – Cynthia Maria Waterman – Part 2

Cynthia Maria Waterman was my maternal 2nd great-grandmother. Her husband, and my 2nd great-grandfather, was Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster. He was a Civil War veteran.

Not too long ago, I shared pictures of Cynthia's photo album. In that post, I shared photos of the first half of her album, which included the album's front cover. I also shared a photo of Cynthia as well. If you'd like to see these photos, click HERE.

Today, I'm sharing the second half of Cynthia's album. At the bottom of this post you will find a photo of the back cover of her album. It's a pretty album and the front cover is quite ornate.

As I mentioned in Part 1, I'm not too sure who wrote the names at the bottom of these pages.

Cynthia Maria Waterman's Photo Album

But, I wouldn't be surprised if this is Lura Webster's handwriting. I gave my reasoning in Part 1. Lura was married to Paul A. Hammett. Her sister, Lillie Dell Webster, was married to James Perry Burket.

Cynthia Maria Waterman's Photo Albuman

It looks like the page on the left in the photo below, held a photo of James and Dell (Lillie Dell Webster) Burket.

Cynthia Maria Waterman's Photo Album

The page on the left in the photo below says "Lura Webster" and "Ella Engle." Ella was the daughter of Sarah Amanda (Waterman) Engle and Richard Engle. The page on the right says "Myra Chamber" and "Lura Webster." I don't know who Myra Chamber was.

Cynthia Maria Waterman's Photo Album

The two pages in the photo below held pictures of Mary Boggess and Ella Engle. Mary (Crary) Boggess was a niece of Cynthia Maria Waterman.

Cynthia Maria Waterman's Photo Album

It's amazing that there was a picture of "Grandpa Webster" in Cynthia's photo album. Grandpa Webster was Moses Augustine Webster, who was born in 1811. He was the father of Cynthia's husband, Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster.

The fact that "Grandpa Webster" was written underneath this photo provides further proof that Cynthia Maria Waterman didn't write these names in her album. She would not have written Grandpa Webster. She didn't have a Grandpa Webster. But Lura Webster, Cynthia's daughter, did.

Homer Waterman was Cynthia's brother. He was a Civil War veteran.

Cynthia Maria Waterman's Photo Album

Hmm. Nothing is written underneath the photo on the left page in the photo below. Either there wasn't a photo there, or the person who wrote these names in the album didn't know who this person was. Jessie Reno is written underneath the right page. I don't know who Jessie Reno was.

Cynthia Maria Waterman's Photo Album

These last pages of Cynthia's album have Watson Webster and Malinda Webster written at the bottom of the pages. Watson Webster was Cynthia's brother-in-law. He was Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster's brother. Malinda was Watson's wife. Her maiden name was Eavey.

Cynthia Maria Waterman's Photo Album

Here is the back of Cynthia's photo album.

Cynthia Maria Waterman's Photo Album

It's amazing to me that Cynthia's photo album has been kept all of these years. I'm so grateful that it is still here for her descendants to enjoy.

Thanks for reading!


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4 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful album. I just love holding things in my hands that my ancestors held before me. Plus to know they cared so much about it makes it extra special.

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    1. Hi Debi,

      Yes, it's so cool to hold a family heirloom knowing that an ancestor also held it. I'm so grateful that this special album was kept all of these years. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Since you know the family connections, it would be fun to know how Myra and Jessie made it into the album. They must have been important.

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    1. Hi Wendy,

      Your comment caused me to do a little search on Ancestry.com. I did find a Myra Chambers listed in the 1880 census in Marysville, Marshall, Kansas. Cynthia and her family lived in Marysville from at least 1885 until Cynthia's death in 1895. In this census, Myra is listed as a teacher. Perhaps she taught Cynthia's children? Yes, the album page may say Myra's last name as Chamber instead of Chambers. I'm not sure which is the correct last name.

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