Burlington Vermont Foursome

Another photo I bought online because it’s from a town where my family lived:  Burlington, Vermont.  To my surprise, when I opened the package the photo had the names of all four people on the back.

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Freida Andrews, Elmer Dewey, May Crandall, Orville Bosworth c1889

Freda Andrews, Elmer Dewey, May Crandall, & Orville Bosworth c1889

The photo, taken at the Atwood Studio in Burlington, Vermont about 1889, shows four young people, May F Crandall (upper left), Orville Dustin Bosworth (upper right), Freda Edora Belle Andrews (lower left), and Elmer Caroll Dewey (lower right).  From what I can tell, all of them were living in the town of Berlin, Vermont (41 miles from Burlington) about the time this photo was taken, so they may have been schoolmates or friends.  You can see that Freda is wearing a rather elegant dress, and May is posing a bit like she’s on the cover of Vogue.   That’s what caught my eye about this photo.

I’ve been able to put together some information on the four of them, although I haven’t looked into it extensively at all.  There are a couple connections I’ve been able to find besides all living in Berlin, Vermont.  Freda’s sister Grace Lillian Andrews married May Crandall’s brother Charles T. Crandall.  Freda got married in Malden, Massachusetts and May moved to Arlington, Massachusetts about 20 miles away.  Both Elmer and Orville moved to Whittier, California where Elmer was a citrus rancher and Orville was a carpenter.

Here is the information about them I’ve been able to put together so far.

Freda Edora Belle Andrews
b 23 Jun 1868 Berlin, Vermont
f Edmund E Andrews b 1823, Vermont
m Lucy Ann Benjamin b 1830 Vermont
oo James F Madden 24 Oct 1894 Malden, Massachusetts
1870 Census for Berlin, Vermont
1880 Census for Berlin, Vermont
1900 Census for Little Falls, New Jersey
1910 Census for Little Falls, New Jersey
1920 Census for Ridgewood, New Jersey
1930 Census for Ridgewood, New Jersey
1953 City Directory for Andover, Massachusetts

Frieda’s sister Grace Lillian Andrews married Charles T Crandall (brother of May).

Freda Andrews Passport Photo, 1922

Freda Andrews Passport Photo, 1922

Elmer Carroll Dewey
b 24 Sept 1866 Berlin, Vermont
f Charles Freeman Dewey
m Julia Elma Jameson
oo Alice Bertha Covill 13 Aug 1896 Vermont
1870 Census Berlin, Vermont
1880 Census Berlin, Vermont
1900 Census Berlin, Vermont
1920 Census Whittier, California [Listed as a citrus rancher]
1930 Census Whiiter, California
1940 Census Whittier, California
d 27 May 1954 Whittier, Los Angeles, California

Marion Florence “May” Crandall
b 1 Oct 1873 Duxbury, Vermont
f George Henry Crandall, b 1836
m Adeline Almira “Addie” Turner b 1833
oo Bert Seldon Currier 25 Dec 1893 Vermont
1880 Census Berlin, Vermont
1900 Census Boston, Massachusetts
1920 Census Arlington, Massachusetts
1930 Census Arlington, Massachusetts
d 9 Mar 1949 in Florida

Orville Dustin Bosworth
b 9 May 1871 Berlin, Vermont
f Joseph L Bosworth
m Harriet E Dustin
oo Cynthia Ethyl Benedict 16 Jan 1895 Vermont
1880 Census Berlin, Vermont
1900 Census Williamstown, Vermont
1920 Census Whittier, California [House Carpenter]
1930 Census Whittier, California
1940 Census Whittier California
d 5 Nov 1952, Los Angeles County, California

 

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About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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