Friday, September 8, 2017

Chester H Stoddart


Photographer: C. H. Stoddart
34 Broadway
Taunton, Mass.

Finding C. H. Stoddart’s lifeline was complicated a bit by individuals with similar names and initials, and miss-spelling of his name by census takers and other record keepers.

Photographer Stoddart relocated often throughout his life which will be of value in dating his photographs by where he was working at the time. Birthdates of his children are shown in his timeline to help establish his location.

Chester H Stoddart
(1842 - 1929)

1842 Aug 14
born in Canada, Ohio, Virginia, Delaware, NY, (Sources do not agree)
1862
arrives in US at age 20
1865
NY state census Masonville, NY, still living with parents, no occupation shown; father is farmer
1870 Jul 15
US census in Trumbull, OH, living/working with three other photographers: Isaac Bliss, Luther M. Rice (see example below), Eugene Chase, colorist.
1870 Nov 24
marries Harriet (Hattie) H. Hull in Trumbull, OH
1873 Nov 30
son Edwin W. Stoddart is born Ohio
1879
Son Charles H. Stoddart is born in Ohio
1880 Jun 05
US census as photographer; res 557 Canal st, Louisville, KY
1881
Louisville, KY, city directory as artist with Henry Goer, 469 Market
1883
Louisville, KY, city directory, NOT listed
1883
daughter Olive Blanche Stoddart is born in Ohio
1888
Erie, PA, city directory as photographer; res 315 w 9th

1890’s
Photographers of Chester County, as photographer in Coatsville, PA
1890
Erie, PA, city directory, as photographer with Stoddart and Sterrett, studio at 7th and State, 3rd flr; res 433 w 11th
1892
Erie, PA, city directory, NOT listed in residence or business pages; Edwin is listed as boarding at 201 Peach
1893
Erie, PA, city directory NOT listed in directory
1894
Taunton, MA, city directory NOT in directory
1895
Taunton, MA, city directory as photographer at 34 Broadway; res 72 Broadway
1896 & 1897
Taunton, MA, city directory as photographer at 34 Broadway; res 24 Fruit
1898
Taunton, MA, city directory as photographer but not in business pages, res 24 Fruit
1899
Taunton, MA, city directory, NOT listed in directory
1900 Jun 09
US census Taunton, MA, no occupation shown, daughter Blanche is listed but wife Harriet is not
1900
Taunton, MA, city directory, Chester H. Stoddart is not listed; MRS. Chester H. Stoddart is listed at 54 E Walnut st; William E. Miller is listed for studio at 34 Broadway

1901
Taunton, MA, Stoddart NOT listed; studio at 34 Broadway now operated by Miller and Briggs
1901
Niagara Falls, NY, city directory and Taunton, MA city directory NOT listed
1902
Niagara Falls, NY, city directory as photographer; res 1346 Ontario
1903
Buffalo, NY, city directory as photographer at People’s Arcade; res 9 Arkansas
1907
Buffalo, NY, city directory as photographer; res 63 Barton
1910 Apr 10
US census as photographer in Hubbard, OH
1815
Ashtabula, OH, as laborer; res 23 Madison
1918
Ashtabula, OH, no occupation shown; Center Studio, 23 Madison
1920
US census Ashtabula, OH, as photographer at 56 Center st
1921
Ashtabula, OH, city directory as photographer at 56 Center, res same
1929
C, H, Stoddart dies in Ashtabula, OH at age 86

The cabinet card shown here was finished in that short period he was at 34 Broadway, in Taunton, MA, 1895 to 1898.


Photographic Times vol 19 - 1889


Photographic Times vol 19 - 1889

Artists in Ohio

update 30 Jul 2018

L M Rice
Warren, OH
example from auction site
(See mention noted in 1870 above)

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Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress. For a look at the original postings go to LOST GALLERY.

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