1870's Mary & Alice Stearns CDV Photos, Westfield, Hampden County MASS
On reverse: "Alice Stearns in Salmon falls or Fairfield or Woronoco" on one photo, and on the other is handwritten "Mary Stearns, Born in Russell", both are handwritten by the same hand in old ballpoint pen. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV carte de visite Photo. Photographer: Coleman, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. (known to be photographer Milton Coleman, or M.O.T. Coleman, Milton Oliver Thompson Coleman 1849-1940, born in Buckland, Franklin County, Massachusetts, and died in Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. His parents were Alexis Coleman 1814–1883 and Amelia Pomeroy Coleman 1817–1904. His brother was Luther Eugene Coleman 1842–1898. He first married Isabel S Holton 1853–1942, they divorced between 1880-1900, and he secondly married Ida Evelyn Dudley Bragg Coleman 1855–1928 in 1904)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
David Brainerd Stearns 1829–1906 born in Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, and died in West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He married Mary McDerby Stearns 1838–1911, born in Maidstone, Essex County, Vermont, daughter of John McDerby and died in Springfield, Mass. He was an engineer.
Lee Elliott Stearns born 1854
Alona Adelaide Stearns born 1856
Lillian Isabel Stearns 1859–1877
Alice Estella Stearns 1861–1914
Oscar Fremont Stearns born 1863 or 1864
Lottie Maria Stearns born 1868
Laura Idella Stearns born 1871 or 1874
Hellen E. Stearns born 1875
Marion Viola Stearns born 1879
Mary McDerby in the Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915
Birth Year: abt 1836
Marriage Date: 18 Aug 1853
Marriage Place: Granville, Massachusetts
Father: John McDerby
Spouse: D.B. Stearns (David Brainerd Stearns)
Alice E. Stearns in the 1880 United States Federal Census:
Name: Alice Estella Stearns
Birth Year: abt 1861
Home in 1880: Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Father: D.B. Stearns, his Birthplace: Massachusetts.
Mother's name: Mary Stearns, her Birthplace: New Hampshire.
Occupation: Works In Paper Mill.
Household Members: Name Age
D.B. Stearns 51
Mary Stearns 42
Addie Stearns 23
Alice E. Stearns 19
Oscar Stearns 16
Lottie M. Stearns 12
Laura T. Stearns 9
Hellen E. Stearns 5
Marion V. Stearns 8 months
NOTE: Alice Estella Stearns married Alfred G. Cosby. A beautiful and clear ser of early photos. The current community of Woronoco, Hampden County, Mass was previously known under two other names: Fairfield and Salmon Falls. This set of beautiful photos were found in Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. We are actually confused whethere this is mother and daughter or sisters, as this states mary was born in Russell MA, not Vermont. Any help or correction appreciated, email Debra here.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Note: The original set is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)
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