My Mom, Louise Johnson Rier, graduated from Machias High School in 1936. This photo was taken at her class reunion in 1986. I love seeing my Mom with her high school classmates, smiling, with so many familiar faces. Elizabeth Johnson was Mom’s cousin, who was dearly loved and owned Johnson’s Jewelry in downtown Machias for many years.
This photo and names were provided by Irene Vose Robinson.
Mom and Brother Robert on a Sleigh Ride. Postcard 1920s.
Mom’s Adventures in Portland: Horse Back Riding. 1942.
Mom at 16. High School Graduation. 1936.
Mom Hanging Out with Friends.
Mom Keeps Men at Stewart Field Air Force Base on High Alert. 1944.
Mom and Friends. Rotary Anns Bowling Team Trophy. 1959.
Mom and Dad. Halloween Rotary Party. 1976.
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In Maine, when a man petitioned to join Freemasonry, a three by five membership card was created. You will find links to the nearly 200,000 cards that record deceased members who joined between 1820 and 1995 at mainemason.org. There are some newspaper clipping obituaries included.
I found my great grandfather William Means Sr. who was initiated August 19, 1878. His eldest son, Otis, was initiated in June of 1906. His youngest son William Jr. (Billy) was initiated in November of 1918. William Sr. and his sons were all members of Lodge 91 in Machias.
Dates of death are included, as well as notations if your ancestor moved to another state.
A great resource!