Albert F. Trumbull
George Paul is researching Albert F. Trumbull (1870-1953), who I believe lived on a prosperous farm in the Denmark/Bridgton area. He married Margaret Spottwood (1869-1944) and they had two children: Alberta (1894) and Charles F. (1897).
I would like to know Mr. Trumbull’s address in 1899/1900, and if the house is still standing.
The backstory is that this past winter I acquired an antique phonograph that was built in 1899. This is a cylinder record machine, and at that time one of the selling points of cylinder players was that records could be made at home. Among the 19 records that came with this machine was one announced as having been made by Albert Trumbull. A search disclosed only one Albert Trumbull was living in Maine at the time (none in Vermont or New Hampshire – where this machine was found). The machine I obtained was the most expensive phonograph of any type built at the time, and only a well-to-do person could have afforded it. A phone call with Allen Trumbull in Fryeburg confirmed that this could be the man I’m looking for.
I’d very much appreciate any assistance in learning Mr. Trumbull’s address and whether or not the house still stands.
Denmark Historical Society responded: