Anna Newell “Annie” <I>Drake</I> Appleton

Anna Newell “Annie” Drake Appleton

Brighton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Oct 1935 (aged 80)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot ASPHODEL PATH, Lot 2464
Memorial ID 91990002 · View Source
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Spouse1: Erving L Eastman m. 30 Jul 1876
Spouse2: Charles F Appleton m. 5 Nov 1895

Anna's father died in the Civil War when she was young. Her mother did well with the sale of her family's farm, and then the sale of her husband's farm. Anna was raised with a life of convenience, but opted to give back back by donating her time and capabilities to the Catholic Charities helping relocate children for adoptive homes. She must have been a very outgoing person leaving home and living in the city at the age of 18 or 19. She met and married Erving Eastman at Boston city at the age of 20.

They had relocated to Mount Morris between the years 1876 - 1879 where she had her second child. They had relocated back to Massachusetts and were in Hyde Park in 1881, and her third child was born in Brighton that year. By 1895 the couple had divorced, she was in Brighton, and he in New Hampshire.

Anna met and married Frank Appleton, a widow of her cousin, in Brookline. They settled in Newton with his children from a previous marriage, and her one child that was still with her.

Note: My grandmother, spoke of Frank often. She also referred to him as her grandfather. Frank was born in Boston, but his children, to include my grandmother, were raised with proper English manners. To the day she died, my grandmother still had her tea at noon. The world had to stop at that very same time, every day, no excuses.

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C.F. Appleton
July 19, 1850 - April 19, 1907
His Wife
Annie N.
Sept 12, 1855 - Oct 25, 1935

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