I've "rescued" an old
photograph of Oland I. ATKINSON age 2 years and Ella B. I. ATKINSON age 23
years which is dated 25 Dec 1915 and includes the inscription "A Merry
Xmas". Based on limited research
I was able to find the following information regarding Oland and his Mother
Oland I ATKINSON was b. 5 Dec
1913 in Bar Mills or Buxton, ME to parents Laurence H. ATKINSON (1893-1970) and
Ella Blanche INGALLS (b. Dec 1892) who were married 8 Jan 1913 in Buxton, ME. Oland’s Mother died and his father remarried
Maybell E. BOYLE (1898-1983) but it doesn’t appear that they had more children.
Oland married twice, first to Margaret Etherl CORLISS EVELETH (1913-1992) on 11
May 1936 in Portsmouth, NH and second to Joy BLACKDEN SHANAHAN (1929-2017) in
1952. Oland died 16 Mar 1969 in East
Windsor, CT and is buried in the Arlington Cemetery in Windham Center, ME.
His Mother was Ella Blanche
INGALLS b. Dec 1892 in Maine to parents Malcolm Vincet INGALLS (1872-1958) and
Eva M. ELWELL (b. 1873). Ella was one of
three children born to the couple including Ella Blanche; Florence M.; and
Elston Paul INGALLS, all born between 1892 and 1911. It appears that Ella passed away sometime between
the time this photograph was taken and about 1920.
I’m hoping to locate someone
from this family so that the photograph can be returned to their care. If you are a member of this family, or you
know someone who might be please contact me.