Stephen Hale was born ca. 1796 in Gloucester, Mass. In 1816, he married Amelia Wheeler (b. 1802). Among their children were Thomas (1822-1896) and Annie Gale Woodbury.
Annie Gale Woodbury Hale married in 1849 George W. Low (b. 1821), a merchant in Cambridge, Mass.. They had eight children: Mary Josephine (b. 1851); Agnes Eugenia (1853-1880); Frank Henry (b. 1856); Sarah Elizabeth (b. 1857); Joseph Herbert (b. 1860); Louis Frederick (b. 1863); Thomas Hale (b. 1869); and George Henry (d. 1878).
Thomas Hale (1822-1896) was a bookkeeper in Rockport, Mass.. In 1847, he married Lucy W. Knowlton (1828-1895), daughter of Charles Knowlton and Mary Tuttle of Rockport. They had six children: Charles Thomas (b. 1849), who married in 1870 Phebe Dorman (b. ca. 1853); Mary Lucy (1853-1882); James Colburn (1857-1936), who married in 1879 Annie Jerusha Smith (1861-1915); Ada Whittredge (1861-1950), who married in 1897 Alonzo Whitney (b. ca. 1856); Martha Amelia (1862-1943), who married in 1882 Herbert A. Story (b. ca. 1858); and Catherine Elizabeth (b. 1865), who married in 1895 Albert Waite (b. ca. 1860).
Mary Lucy Hale (1853-1882) married in 1871 Eben B. Smith (b. ca. 1849) of Rockport, Mass. Among their children were Arthur Knowlton and Ruth Hale.
This collection contains 158 portrait photos in one box and one cased volume. The bulk of the photographs in this collection are portraits of the Hale family of Rockport, Mass. and the Low family of Cambridge, Mass. , as well as various friends and residents of Gloucester and Rockport, Mass. Subjects include Mary Lucy Hale Smith, members of the family of Thomas Hale (1822-1896), and members of the family of George W. Low (b. 1821). Photographers in this collection include William Shaw Warren of Boston, Mass., as well as Elliott Adams and Erastus G. Warren of Gloucester, Mass. This collection contains tintypes, cabinet cards, cartes de visite, and other paper-based photographs.
The photographs in this collection are arranged into two series: I. Loose photographs, ca. 1857-1950; and II. Mary Lucy Hale Smith photograph album, ca. 1860-1880.
The Hale-Low family photographs were given to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Penny Stewart in November 2003.
Hale-Low family photographs, Photo. Coll. 153, Massachusetts Historical Society Photo Archives.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.
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