Thursday, April 17, 2014

Photo Number 1547

This photo from Craig’s Collection is smaller than a CdV.  It measures 3 x 2 inches.
helen Violet Wood  CP
A beautiful little girl with such pretty curls!
The photographer is Chas Lainer at 31 Third St. 
I found this in a search for him:
CHARLES LAINER was born in Austria, in 1857, and was reared and educated in his native land, attending school in Vienna and other places in Europe, where he also pursued the study of art. He came to the United States, spent some time in Philadelphia and Cincinnati, and in 1882 came to San Francisco and established his present business on Third street.
In 1884 he opened a studio at 715 Market Street…perhaps he used old card stock?? Or perhaps the 1885 guess is questionable.
helen Violet Wood back  CP
Helen Violet Wood 1885 (?)
It is hard to guess an age for this child. Maybe two or three years old?
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Update from Iggy:
Helen Violet Wood (11 Feb 1884/1886 - Oct 1948 in San Francisco, California) was the daughter of William H and Anne R Wood. She married Wallace Covert Price on July 3, 1913.  This was his second marriage and he had seven children prior to marrying Helen.  They had one daughter together. 

The daughter named Patricia Wood Price was born 1 Oct 1917 in Oakland, Alameda, California and apparently died on Sep 1988 in Genoa, Douglas, Nevada.

The dates given for Helen's birth are confusing, they seem to be either 1884 or 1886.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Photo Number 1546

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.
Grandma Walters CP
Grandma Walters       Mable’s  Mother Aunt Doll 
Grandma Walters CP
Grandma Walters back CP
The photographer was a lady!  Mrs. H.N. Sterling from Niles, Mich
Grandma is wearing a decorative hair comb called a peineta.   I will guess that this CdV is from the late 1860’s or early 1870’s.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Photo Number 1545

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.
Ellen and son  CP
Ellen Ford and son
. Ellen and son  CP
Ellen and son back  CP
Hall was the photographer  at 170 E. Madison St. in Chicago
Ellen seems to be holding something in her hands…something all rolled up.  Her gown appears to have dropped shoulders, typical of the fashions in the late 1860’s.  I can also see her ears which usually indicates the later part of the 1860’s or early 1870’s.  Her hair is also parted in an unusual way, I haven’t see that “do” before.
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Possibility from Iggy:
Ellen Ford nee Hooker (abt 1837 in England), the wife of Cornelius Ford and son Clayton E. Ford (abt 1861 in Wisconsin)

Both Cornelious and Clayton were carpenters. Clayton married Elizabeth C. Pilgrim on 23 Dec 1885 in Cook County, Illinois.

In the 1920 US Census, he is shown living in Chicago with Wife Elizabeth, and children, Whitfield Ford age 28, and Gertrude Ford age 25.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Photo Number 1544

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.
L Long CP

L.Long
L Long back CP
H.H. Miller was the photographer in Walton, N.Y.
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Info from Iggy;
Lincoln Long  1861 to 1927.  He married Philinda May Long (1861 -1955) They had two daughters  Ethel May Long Sanford 1887 - 1958 and Marion N. Long Elliott  1891 - 1978.
Lincoln was a teacher, a minister and a republican assemblyman.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Photo Number 1543

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.
Kellog 1874 CP
This photo of a man with nicely trimmed muttonchop sideburns.
The velvet trimmed collar must have been popular in the 1870’s along with a wide necktie tied in a loose knot low on the throat with squared, overlapping ends
Kellog 1874  back CP
A.H. Kellogg taken Mch  26, 74
The photographer was G.D. Morse of 417 Montgomery St.  San Francisco, Cal
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We had a Mrs. A. A. Kellogg in Oregon earlier this year she is photo number 1497.  I am not certain they are related.

Update from Iggy:
I think this is the Reverend Alfred H. Kellogg, a Presbyterian minister. He was the "acting pastor" at the Howard Presbyterian Church in San Francisco in 1874-1875.

He was apparently from Philadelphia, PA (and returned to Philadelphia after his stint in CA.).

He was born about 1837in Philadelphia and died 21 Aug 1906 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He never married.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Photo Number 1542

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.
Phillip Kercher CP
Phillip Kercher  back CP
Philip Kircher
T.M. Wells was the photographer from Pekin Illinois
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Update from Iggy:
Birth: Feb. 14, 1855
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1935
Pekin
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA

 Son of Phillip & Catherine Kircher of Germany. Husband of 1) Frances Hurst, m. Apr 23, 1878, Peoria County, & 2) Sophia Roeth, m. abt 1886.
Two Children: Baby Kircher unknown dates of birth and death and Joseph Kircher 1889 -1942

Friday, April 11, 2014

Photo Number 1541

This is a very old CdV.   The card stock is extremely thin.  The CdV is from Craig’s Collection.
Very Old CDV CP
A young boy who might be in some kind of uniform. I will guess that this was taken after the Civil War.  So my guess is 1867 to 1869.
Very Old CDV CP
L.P. Froot  J.P. Frost or do you have a better guess?
Very Old CDV  back CP
William H.Hosley was the photographer in Weston, VT.
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Update from Iggy:
Reverend Timothy Prescott Frost (26 Jun 1850 - 5 Jul 1937)

Father Name: Timothy Moors Frost (Find A Grave Memorial# 83521847)
Mother Name: Mary Gray Prescott (Find A Grave Memorial# 83521878)

Married Carrie Maria Holt (24 Nov 1852 - 27 Apr 1924) on 23 Jan 1876

He travelled all over throughout his career as a Methodist Episcopal minister, he appears in New Jersey, Maryland, and Illinois in the various US Censuses.

He and Carrie had two children:

Phillip Prescott Frost b. 12/11/1876 m. 6/12/1912 Odile Goddard
Florence Virtue Frost b. 11/22/1879 m. 6/29/1910 George Morris 

The Reverend wrote a book titled "Tragedy and triumph;: Or, Tares and the kingdom; a study in the sayings of Jesus" (1926)