Mary Maud Webster Washburn, Portland, ca. 1860

Contributed by Washburn Norlands Living History Center

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Mary Maud Webster (1824-1873) of Orono was the first wife of Israel Washburn Jr., the celebrated Civil War governor of Maine. They married on October 24, 1841 and had four children: Israel, Ada, Charles, and Anna.

Mary served as Maine's First Lady while her husband was Governor from 1861-1863. Mary Maud died in Minneapolis from typhoid fever.

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  • Title: Mary Maud Webster Washburn, Portland, ca. 1860
  • Creator: Dupee & Co. Photographers
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Carte de visite
  • Dimensions: 10.75 cm x 6.5 cm
  • Local Code: P224
  • Collection: Washburn-Norlands Photo Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Washburn Norlands Living History Center
290 Norlands Road, Livermore, ME 04253
(207) 897-4366

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