Erie County (PA) Genealogy

Edith Bancroft Autograph Book 1881-1885 Albion PA

Contributed by Judith Smith Magons


The contributor of the information on this page, Judith Smith Magons, graduated from the Albion Area High School class of 1958.   She has been doing genealogy since 1968.   Many of her family relations have roots throughout Erie County.   Judy was one of the founders of the Ashtabula County (OH) Genealogical Society and served the first four years as president, but then put genealogy aside until her recent retirement.   The autograph book transcribed below was purchased in 1976 because it contained names that were being researched, including Smith, Barnes, Pinkerton, and Broughton.   Any comments or questions concerning this material should be sent directly to Judy Smith Magons.


EDITH BANCROFT Autograph Book 1881-1883 Albion PA

Purchased for $3.50 at Trash & Treasures, Rt. 20 North Kingsville, Ashtabula Co., OH in 1976 by Judith Smith Magons.  Pages were signed randomly, so dates are not in order.   Transcribed here using spelling and caps as on the original:

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Sheffield           Jan 3rd 1882

   Truly your friend

     H.B. Stevens

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Miss Edith Bancroft

   From her Mother

     Christmas Eve

        Dec 29th, 1881

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Be honest be true

and Gods blessing

will follow you

        Knight K. Winder

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Edith

your friend and

school mate

       Lee Forbes    Albion

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April the 11 1882

Long long may you live Edith

happy happy may you be

        Uncle John

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       your friend

       and School mate

      Miss Bonnie Brown

Dec 29th, 1882

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Edith

  Remember your

  friend At Shadeland

  School.

        John H. Palmer

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April the 11th, 1882

                        Edith

   Remember thy

   creator in the days

   of thy youth

                        your friend

   Debbie

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Edith

     Compilements

     of Lynn W

         Albion

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Jan 31st 1882  (paper flower attached)

   When this you see

   Remember me

          Sarah Smith

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Edith

   In memorie’s care

   Oh let me share

   Some lonely vacant spot

   Of all the names recorded there

   Let mine be ne’er forgot

           Ever Your friend

Albion  June 21nd 1882   Katie Brown

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Eda

   Some roses are red

   And some are yellow  (“A Friendly

   But Eda Bancroft          Remembrance”

   has lost her fellow      paper foil attached)

         your schoolmate   Mary Shack

Albion 1882 June 22nd

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              Friend Edith

“Remember that to-day

Will never dawn again

                   Your Friend

                        Clara Swap

Jan 9, 83          Albion, Pa.

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     Edith

The Grave can have no terrers for the Just

Who faithfully perform there duty here

But they shall live again beyond this Sphere

In relms of Joy supreme and endless day

                    Your Friend

                                 Nancy Barnes

Aug 20th, 1882

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                      Mary A. Randall

 

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There is an album full of leaves of

snowy white.  Where the leaves are never

tarnish.  But forever pure and bright

In that book of life God album

may your name be pen with care

And may all who here have written

Write their names forever there

     Your Sister

          Lona Bancroft

                   Hawkins

     August 6th 1882

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                           Compliments of

                               Lola. Salsbury

 

12.13.1882..                    Albion.

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Feb 2th, 1882

     Some write fore fun

     Some write fore fame

     But I simply write

     to sign my name

              John C. Smith

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Edith

   Other friends may kindy greet you

   Other hands may clasp in thine

   But no other friend will love you

   With the love as true as mine

                Ada Salisbury

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Edith

    Remember me

        Ida Slaybaugh     

Jan 17th 1882    Sheffield

 

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                    Martha Randall.

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friend Eda

 

Think of me Edith in moments of joy

When no shadows darken no gloom can you

Think of me Edith as I think of thee

Truly and fondly oh thus think of me

    Kate Pinkerton ( faded, not clear surname)

Your Schoolmate

    and friend            Dec. 12, 1882

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Remember me today

Remember me torrow

Remember me inplay

Remember me in sorrow

    Your school mate

           Kate Swap.

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Dear Edith.

The book went around

To me it came.

For me too write

And here’s my name

              Lee. B. C.

April. the 20. 1882.   Cherry Hill

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Jan the 25th   Dear Edith

Give me here on little

spot on which to

Write forget Me not

Jan the 25 1883    Your friend

   Cora Dewolf

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Eda             February 10th 1882

The eyes of the lord are in

Every place, beholding the evil

And the good.  Proverbs. 15 and 3 virse

            your friend

                    Rachel Broughton

Sheffield

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Eda

  May peace and happiness

     follow the as ripples follow

         a ship at sea

    your friend

                Ellie M. G.

Sheffield   Jan 8th 1882

 

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                        (paper flower attached)

Eda

   Let your motto be onward and upward

       Your friend and Schoolmate

            Anna Stevens

Sheffield 1.6.1882

 

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                   Edith

             The rose is red

             The sky is Blue

              I Pity the man

             That marries you.

 

               Your Schoolmate   Minnie Sears

Albion  Dec 5th 1882

 

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Jan 29 1882

  On this blank page

  I clane a spot to write

  The words forget me not

      John Bancroft

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Eda

   Though do between us waters flow.

   And distant be our lot.

   For friendship Sake.

   And not love forget forget me not.

      Your friend and schoolmate

            D. M. Slaybaugh

Sheffield 1.17.1882

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Edith

  May your life be one of gladness

And may sorrow never lend,

Torn thy heart a vale of sadness

These are the wishes of a friend.

                                Bell.

Oct 16, 1885

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Edith    (paper flower attached)

When alone &

Washing Dishes

think of me &

my my good wishes

     Charlie A.

2-11-82

 

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                     Dec. 11, 1885

Remember

your friend

           Lenora L. Patterson

                           at school

Yesterday the creek was up +

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When sailing out on life’s treacherous sea,

Where the bright glories of every one be:

May every true stroke of your silver tipped oar,

Float back in sweet echo on memories shore

                              Your friend

                               Lulie Barnes

June 24th/82

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                                  Edith

                         in the Silver Casket of

                        your rememberence

                        plant one little flower

                                     Forgetmenot

 

8=15=82                       Charlie W. Arnee

(last name faded and not clear)

 

 

(Calligraphied dove with banner in beak)

“Time is on the wing”

From your friend, Betsy W. Broughton.

February 10th 1882.

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Edith:-                 Remember me

A line of my writing:

Oh! what shall it be;

A token of Friendship from,

   Ona to thee.

         Miss Ona Chase,

            London City.

April 1st 1883

 

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Eda

My friendship bind us

With her golden chain and

Take the clasp to heaven

   Your friend

      Emma

Sheffield

1.8.1882

 

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Edith

We will be friends forever

Though We meet no more

your Schoolnate

    Mattie Salsbury

Albion   Dec 29, 1882

 

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            Compliments of

             Nora L. Brown

7-12

 

 

Friend Edith

“’Tis but a favor I would ask,

And that alone of thee,

If it be not to hard a task,

O please remember me!”

          Yours Truly

               Stella Swap

Albion Penna

 

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Friend Eda

Safe down life’s ebbing tide

May our vessels smoothly glide

And anchor side by side-in heaven

              Your friend

                 Maude

Albion

June 20th 1882

 

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Edith                  1885

Long may you live hapy may

You be John on the wood pile

And Edith on his knee

                           Ruth

 

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                    Sheffield O March 7 1882

Edith, seak a Heavnly friend

I in these lines his name I have given

If you truly seek for him

The crown of life you’l shurly win

And rest with Jesus up in Heaven

   Youre true friend, C. C. Laughlin

 

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Be a good girl and

mind your Parints

           Your Sister

            C. J. Porter

July 30th 1882

 

 

Miss Eda

Remember your teacher of the Summer

of 1882

                     Maude Mallory.

(Cherry Hill,     )

(June 20th 1882)

 

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(paper flower attached)  Edith

   Maintain good con-

   duct.

 

            Your Friend

            A. L. Frist (surname not clear)

 

7-10, 1888.

 

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Conneaut  July 23 1882.

The scenes of nature to us unfold.

Visions of joy and love,

And every thing one eyes behold,

Tells of a God above.

         Mrs. N. Palmer.

 

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Dear Edith

Make thou my sprit

pure and clear

As are frosty skies

    Dallas DE Wolf

Jan. 24th 1882

 

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Sheffield 7”30 1882

Compliment of

   S. D. Porter

 

 

Dec 14     1882          Edith

As shure as comes your Wedding day

A broom to you I’ll Send

In sunshine use, the brushy end

In storm the other end

From your friend  Geo. Schack

Albion  Erie Co  Pa

 

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Edith

     i love Roses

    and i love Poses

    i love girls that have Pug noses

                        Wilson Sears

Albion

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Edith

Some roses are red

And some are yellow.

But Eda Bancroft

has lost her fellow.

Jan 22 1883   Fred Brown

 

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Dear Eda, may your life be blest

With friendship, love & happiness;

May all your friends prove true

and cheer you all the journey through

                           Lizzie Shack

Albion Dec 8th 1882

 

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               Dec 13th 1882

Friendship of Erv Dewolf

and

Cassius T Salsbury

Albion Pa

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            12.13.1882

Compliments of

   Rossie Grey

 Potsdam   New York

Edith                     1885

Dear Friend

When you are old

And cannot see put

One your specks and

Think of me

           May Wells

Don’t forget the one who took

you home last

 

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as ripples follow the

bark at sea so may happiness

follow the

your Friend, B. C. Hawkins

 

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Complements of A. E. Gillett

            Ashtabula Ohio

Christmas Dec 25 1881

 

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                        April 8th 1883

Edith”

May you with friends be ever

blest, And friends selected from

the best, And in return my you

extend, A gem of love to

every friend.

             Your Friend

             Gertie Pratt.

 

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Dear Edith

Remember me when thus you see

when this you look up on

for this will stand wrote my hand

When I am dead and and gone

       Your Cousin

               Geo. W. Calkins

April the 20  /82

 

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Miss Edith

Whether doing suffering

or forbearing

We may do wonders by

persevering

       Very truly

            Ettie Case

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To Eda

When the glorious sun is sinking

And your mind from care is free

And of loved ones yu are thinking

Will you sometimes think of me.

March 15th 1882

(Jennie Brainard)

Remember when I wrote this

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Round is the ring              Edith

Which has no end      (paper flower attached)

So is my love

To the my friend

 

Dec. 1882                 Eddie Smith

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Edith

May your cheeks retain their dimples

May your heart be just as gay

Untill Johnnies manly voice

Shall whisper “darling will you

Name the day”.  Ever your friend

               Luella Palmer

(12-18-1885)

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Your teacher.

Geo. H. Stuntz.

Dec. 27.1882.   Albion.

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Away ore here in the back end

Allow me to sign the name

Of a friend.

          M. B. Broughton.

Sheffield    February 10th 1882

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