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Adeline Byington Massee, as a Russian Ambassador's Wife

Adeline Byington Massee, as a Russian Ambassador's Wife | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Adeline Byington Massee, member of the Menomonie High School class of 1905, depicted as the wife of a Russian ambassador. Part of a yearbook created by classmate Albert Hansen, based on a class prophecy theme.
Image ID:54894
Creation Date:1905  
Creator Name:Hansen, Albert
Collection Name:Hansen, Albert, 1886-1979 : Albert Hansen papers, 1899-1980)
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M82-255
Original Dimensions:5 x 7 inches
Page 40 of 70. Prophecy on page 39 reads, "Flitting through the ball rooms and society gatherings at the national capital, charming all observers, not only with her beauty and kindness but with her sweet character and fine intellect is a distinguished looking lady. She Miss Masse is engaged to the ambassador from Russia who is a brother to the president of that country. All of her old class mates will be the only attendants at the wedding." Adeline Byington Massee graduated from Dunn County Normal School in 1907. She married Claude Phillips and had six children with him. Two were born in Wisconsin, two in Montana, and two in California, where the family settled in the 1920s. Information about Adeline Byington Massee has been researched from U.S. census data, obituaries, and other genealogical resources.
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