Last Name: Prunier
First Name: Charles
Middle Name: Folsom
Subject's City: Old Orchard Beach
Subject's State: ME
Subject's County: York
Subject's Country: United States
Photographer's City: Old Orchard Beach
Photographer's State: ME
Comments: Charles Folsom Prunier (Nee: ) | Old Orchard Beach ME United States | 1941-1960 | Comments: This photo is from the Ethel Wight Studio, Portland, Maine.
This negative envelope says, “Mr. Chas Prunier - Apr 26 - 1943.” This package of negatives is clearly a reprint request and appears to be of a man in his late teens or early 20s in a military uniform. Before 1943, the Portland studio of Ethel Wight was closes, so this must have come from Ethel’s Ocean Park/Old Orchard Beach location.
Why I believe this to be the individual.
• A search on Ancestry found a similar photo of Charles F. Prunier, as part of the second graduating class (1943) of the Maine Maritime Academy. This is clearly the same young man.
• Ancestry Family trees suggest this is Charles F. Prunier, born 23 Jun 1922 and who lived in Old Orchard Beach from 1940 to 1943. Charles went on to enter the US Navy as an Ensign in October 1943.
I am confident this photo is of Charles Folsom Prunier, born 23 Jun 1922 in New Bern, North Carolina, lived in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, in 1940-1943, and attended the Maine Maritime Academy.
Digital Image Only? YES
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