Millie Taylorís Birthday Book
extracted by Janice Cushman

Melicent Melvina Taylor was born 3 July 1888 in Cookshire, Compton, Quebec. In 1902, she received "The Longfellow Birthday Book" for 3rd prize from St. Peterís Sunday School.

For those who may not know what a birthday book is, it is a book with a saying for each day of the year and a place for friends and relatives to sign their name on their birthday. In this book, there are quotes from the poems of Longfellow.

However, of particular interest to genealogists would be the signatures for the different birthdays. In some cases they even wrote their year of birth. I do not recognize most of the names, so I can only assume that they were friends, neighbours, and schoolmates of Millie's. I hope that this will be of help to someone who is searching for that illusive ancestor in the Eastern Townships. If your ancestor is here and you would like a scan of their signature, please email Janice Cushman


January
1 	C. C. Planche (Clifford Carlyle Planche)
6 	A. F. (or T.) Stevenson
7	Elizabeth McCormack
15	Gertrude Brennand (Gertrude Addie Barnes 1894)
16	Alberta E. Pope 1889
17	H. A. MacKie
18	Elsie Henderson 1893
19	Helen A. Lasell
27	Henry J. Lindop 1888
31	Beatrice E. Cobleigh 1890

February
3	Dollie Anderson - signed 9/22/08
8	Mabel Bassett 1889
	Wm H. Smith
9	Morton B. Paige 1901
13	Constance M. Brown  - signed Dec 3rd /08
20 	Howard H. Planche (Henry Howard Planche)
21	Ellen E. Cromwell 1887
	Miriam Planche 1891
22	Erie or Eric Weston

March
2	Lena Bailey 1887
5	Gretchen Bailey 1890
6	Cora E. Goff 1885
	Douglas Taylor 1901 (Millie's brother)
11	Ethel M. Wood 1891
16	Bessie Mac Lachlan
17	A. C. Howard - Montreal, Que
22 	Edith A. Tomkins
29	Florence P. Taylor 1871

April
10	Evelyn Flaws 1885
	Ethyl A. Rogers 1884
12	Grace Taylor
16	Susie Wetherall 1892 corrected to 1891
19	Mary Farnsworth 1891
24	Florence Urquhart 1887 - signed Nov. 10th /04

May
2	Edith E. Stevenson
8	Frank Pennoyer
14 	Lawrence W. Aughtred
15	Elizebath [sic] Bassett
17	Claire Porter
20 	H. Maude Kerr
	H. S. C. Moffatt
21	Freddie E. Learned 1886
22 	Eudora I. Cook 1902
24	Emmerson G. Paige 1905
26	J. Wilfred Mackie borne [sic] 1887 or 1881
	Bella Stevenson - Montreal
28	Laura Viola Coates 1884
30	Blanche Cook
	C. E. Johnson 1883 - signed 1904

June
2	Albert E. Rollit
	C. W. Taylor 1852 (Millie's father)
16	Bernice Bates 1885
24	Cora Solomon 1878
27	Sylvia Weston 1893

July
3	Millie M. Taylor 1888 (This was the owner of the book)
5	Ora Nutt 1887 - Sherbrooke
	Henry C. Andrews
6	Dorothy Seiveright 1890
	W. (or M.) A. Boa
8	Mildred Learned 1888
9	Kathleen Baker 1888 corrected to 1887
11	Eva Cobleigh 1888
14	A. Elizabeth Robinson 187 [sic]
15 	D. Claude Metcalf 1888
16	May Leonard 1885 - signed 1902
18	Katharine N. Learned 1888
20	Eva P. Planche - Mrs. Robert Seale 1869
22	Muriel C. Lefebvre 1886
	Sylvia B. Lee 1882
	Katherine Andrews 1901
23	Florence L. Taylor 1892 (Millie's sister)
	Gertrude? Leonard
	Lottie French 1891
	Claude P. Andrews 1890 (Millie's husband)
24	L. D. von Iffland
	Geo. Stevenson

August
2	Louisa French 1889
4	E. F. Taylor 1850
8	Waldo A. Paige 1899
17	Evangeline Planche 1893 corrected to 1892
	Gretchen M. Taylor 1896 (Millie's sister)
	Mabel E. Cascadden
18	C. H. Alex Taylor 1899 (Millie's brother)
19	Austin Larrabee 1892
24	Charlie Robinson
25	Gladys Learned 1890
30 	Ina Cobleigh 1886
31	Norman Planche 1890

September
1	Olive L. Lusk 1888 - signed 1902
12	Douglas A. Stevenson 1891
13	Helen B. Taylor 1893 (Millie's sister)
15	Agnes A. Addie
29	Emily McGregor

October
3	Ruby S. Goff
	Alice S. Bracken - notation "Died March 3rd, 1905"
23	Emma A. Farnsworth 1888
27	V. Maude Lefebvre 1880
28	Kathleen Taylor 1884 (Millie's sister)

November
1	Charles McDermott 1888
7 	J. Craig Taylor 1889 (Millie's brother)
9	Raymond Preston
11	Oscar Pennoyer 1888
13	Fred H. W. Bailey
19	Gladys Urquhart 1889
22	Georgina E. W. Davis
	James Inglis
	Bessie Stevenson
23	Carroll Ives 1888
26	Mabel H. Cole 1879 - signed 1902

December
3	G. Arthur Taylor 1886 (Millie's brother)
	Clara Osgood 1886
	Clark Manning 1888
	Queenie Sherman
4	Lucy L. Hodge 1888
	John Muir
5	Mrs. C. Taylor (Millie's mother)
6	Selina Arnott
7	L. R. Backus 1878
13 	Gladys Lefebvre
	Lucy McIver
14	Hattie Frasier
15	Bertha Cook
20	Lora B. Rolfe
22	Ellsworth Weston 1889
	Kittie Sawyer 1884
23	Alice J. Hodge
25	Ethel Urquhart 1885
30	C. Lloyd Parkinson - signed 4th March /08
31	Allen J. Moore
	Edna Abercrombie

 

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