I find it interesting to note that Ida is still wearing a wedding ring. Her husband passed away in 1907. I'm not sure when this photograph was taken but her clothing suggests the Edwardian Era (roughly 1890's-1914).
In other news, on different branch: Today I saw that the former residence of my final sea captain grandfather, Captain James Creech, is up for sale again (still?) in Freeport, Maine. He built the house in 1848 and my great (x3) grandmother, Frances Creech lived there from the time she was 12 until her marriage to my grandfather, Justus Richardson Brewer. It's at 181 Main St - within walking distance of the village proper. Presently, it's a B&B.
|Grandfather Captain James Creech's Former Home|
During my trips to Maine, I've driven by but have never stayed there. The original asking price back before the market fell was in $850,000 range. I seriously doubt that they'd get anywhere near that price now. Either way, it's still quite a lovely home.
A map of Freeport, circa 1870 hangs on a wall in my house. Homes from both sides of this branch are depicted living down the street from one another. Both my Creech and Brewer grandparents are found buried nearby one another in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Grandmother Frances Creech Brewer is there as well, having died during childbirth in 1869.
My master ship building grandfather, Charles Brewer's house is now a craft store in Freeport that sells beads and whatnot. It's called Abacus.
|Former home of Grandfather Charles Brewer|
Life moves on, kids.