William Gordon Means was born January 15, 1855. Nellie Bly Getchell was born February 15, 1857.
William Means married Nellie B Getchell July 1, 1880 in Machiasport. Their wedding attire is displayed at the Gates House, Machiasport Maine.
They had 4 children: Otis, Harriet, William, Elsie.
Otis Witham born September 22, 1883
Hattie Putnam born February 1, 1885
William Gordon born November 29, 1891
Elsie Getchell born April 30, 1893
My great grandmother’s bible recorded the births of her children. It is of note that Harriet married (and eloped the next day) on her mother’s birthday, February 15th. And, my mother (Louise Johnson) and father (James “Gene” Rier) married on the same day in Portland, Maine, 1943. Nellie, her daughter Harriet and her granddaughter, my mother, were all the same age when they married, 23 years old.