An image scanned from a black and white photograph. Handwriting on the back indicates this is Mellen C. Peirce.
Mellen Chamberlain Peirce was born in 1846 in Bangor and lived there almost all of his life. Early in his life he was in the wholesale hardware and grocery business. In 1882 he married Anna Hayford, the daughter of William B. and Laura Hayford. After Hayford’s death in 1887, Mellen Peirce managed the timberlands and business property of the Hayford estate. He was also a director and officer of the Dirigo Ice Company of Bangor. Mellen and Anna Peirce had three children: Ada Peirce McCormick, Hayford, and Waldo Peirce. Mellen Peirce died in 1936.
MS 396a, Ada Peirce McCormick papers