1870's Nathan Dolbier Mayo & Abner W. Mayo 2 CDV Photos, Maine
2 Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photos, signed:
CDV #1: On reverse: "Nathan D. Mayo" is handwritten in old period ink at top. Photo type: Original antique CDV Carte de visite Photo. Photographer: Frank Russell Studio, 333 Essex St., Lawrence, Massachusetts. (photo has a crease and tear in lower right, can be seen in scan) It is very sturdy in a rigid CDV sleeve and unnoticeable without close scrutiny. This is in Essex County MA.
CDV #2: On reverse: "Mr. A.W. Mayo" is handwritten in old period pencil, as well as "Nov 10, 1879, Freeman, ME." Photo type: Original antique CDV Carte de visite Photo. Photographer: Cyrus Paul, Cyrus A. Paul or C.A. Paul of Skowhegan, Maine. This is in Somerset County. We believe this to be a photo of Civil War veteran Abner W. Mayo.
Notes on CA PAUL, photographer & BIO: This CDV was taken by a young photographer named Cyrus Almon Paul (1852-1911). CA Paul became a well known and loved homeopathic doctor later in his life in Solon, Maine. He was also instrumental in bringing electricity to the town. He was living in Skowhegan with his aunt and uncle, James Malbon & Hulda Malbon and listed as a "photo artist" by trade, at age 28 in 1880. He documented many local Maine scenes in his Stereoview Photography. He partnered with S.S. Vose, (Sebastian Streeter Vose 1838-1911) and formed a photography studio in Skowhegan called Vose & Paul, known for their CDV Photos, Cabinet Card Photos and Stereoviews. He left Solon for Chicago, Illinois to attend Hahnemann Medical College for homeopathic medicine in the 1880's, graduating in 1889. He returned to Solon in 1890 to practice as a medical doctor and surgeon. He married Nellie Inez Morin in 1891 in Maine. They had three children during their marriage. He died in 1911 in Solon at the age of 59. He was a much loved doctor and important town member there. C.A. Paul was a member of the Keystone Lodge no. 80 in Solon, Maine. (Note: His medical correspondence and records are in the Edward C. Atwater Collection of American Popular Medicine and Health Reform.)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Nathan Dolbier Mayo1853-1923, died age 69 in Wakefield, MA.
His Father: Jonathan Brown Mayo 1824–1899
His mother: Eunice Vaughn Dolbier 1823–1911
Lydia A Mayo 1850–1935
Isaiah Crosby Mayo 1851–1917 (Isaiah Mayo)
Mary M. Mayo 1852–1887
Sarah Arzilla Mayo 1854–1881
Fred A. Mayo 1859–1922
Winfield Mayo 1862–1863
Winoma Mayo 1862–1862
Elizabeth Clara Mayo 1864–1923
Clinton E Mayo 1869–1886 (Clinton Mayo)
His 1st Wife: Addie Frances Penney Mayo, married at age 17 on March 20, 1880, in Lawrence, Mass. Sadly, she died in 1886 at the age of 23:
Addie Mayo in Massachusetts Death Records 1841-1915
Name: Addie F Penney Mayo
Birth Date: abt 1863
Birth Place: Clifton, Maine, Penobscot County
Death Date: 8 Mar 1886
Death Place: Andover, Massachusetts, Essex County, USA
Age at Death: 23
Father: Abraham C. Penney (Abraham Penney)
Mother: Frances Campbell Penney (Frances Penney)
2nd wife: After Addie's death, Nathan Mayo married her sister, Leanna Elizabeth Penney (Leanna Penney) and they had one son together: Dana Bartlett Mayo 1882–1959 who married Mabel Clark Mayo 1882–1939. They had 3 children: Dorothy Mayo 1907–1911, Francis C Mayo born 1910 and Dana Bartlett Mayo Jr 1913–1987.
Nathan Mayo is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Clifton, Penobscot County, Maine.
Abner Mayo 1834-1924 born in Freeman, Franklin County, Maine
Father: Isaiah Mayo 1795–1879
Mother: Sarah Sally Whitney 1797–1868
Samuel S Mayo 1819–1830
Isaiah Mayo Jr 1820–1821
Dorcas Ann Mayo 1826–1901
Adaline B Mayo 1828–1894
Stephen G Mayo 1830–1913
Mary Winslow Mayo 1832–1877
Daelora Mayo 1837–1855
His wife: Amelia Graffam Mayo 1833-1907
Her father: Daniel W Graffam 1793–1884
her mother: Lydia Davis 1795–1859
Rufus Graffam 1821–1889
Daniel Graffam 1822–1823
Emily J Graffam 1824–1852
Mary D Graffam born 1825
Daniel D Graffam 1828–1909
Lydia A Graffam 1831–1907
Reuhannah Graffam 1835–1862
Their 4 Children of which 3 died young:
Juliette W. Mayo died 1865
Alma A. Mayo died 1865
Herbert C. Mayo died 1879.
Henry E. Mayo 1869–1926 married Clara B Mills 1871–1907 and had a son Harry Alden Mayo 1904–1980. His 2nd spouse was Blanche Lillian Heath Mayo 1874–1958.
Buried at Mount Abram Cemetery, Salem, Franklin County, Maine.
Abner W Mayo in the 1920 United States Federal Census
Birth Year: abt 1835
Home in 1920: Freeman, Franklin, Maine
Street: Salem Road
House Number: Farm
Relation to Head of House: Father
Marital Status: Widowed
Parent's Birthplace: Both Maine
Household Members: Name, Age
Henly E Mayo 51 (Henry Mayo, also seen as Henerey Mayo, Henry E. Mayo)
Blanch L Mayo 45 (Blanch Mayo, Blanche Mayo)
Harry A Mayo 15 Harry Mayo, Harold Mayo)
Abner W Mayo 85 (Abner Mayo)
Abner W Mayo in US Civil War Draft Registrations 1863-1865
Birth Year: abt 1835
Place of Birth: Maine
Age on 1 July 1863: 28
Marital Status: Married
Residence: Freeman, Maine
Burial: Starbird Corner Cemetery, Franklin County, Maine.
This is a wonderful Maine Mayo family set, 2 photos found together in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Size 2.5 x 4 inches each
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