Hi Florence, Thank you for writing. Someone else also told me about that entry in the DOW book. .. The problem is that .. neither I nor other Kidder researchers .. knows about that Frank Kidder and Mary McLaughlin marriage.
Our guess was that Bella Kidder was the daughter of J. Calvin Kidder, Jr., and Miranda McLaughlin. And, they are part of a large, extended family centered around Princeton, Calais, and Houlton, ME.
There were two Frank Kidder's, but neither one is the right age to have had Bella as a daughter. So, we are trying to find out if a Frank .. from another Kidder line .. moved to that area.