Thursday, June 13, 2019

Deane Brothers

The Brothers Deane


Photographer: Deane
300 Elm St. Dallas

It appeared at first that Deane the photographer was a restless traveler appearing all over Texas for several decades. After documenting a family tree around one of them, it shows that there were four brothers, all photographers, all mostly working in and around Texas.

Deane appears often in the Texas newspaper items and ads but these seldom include first name or initials making it difficult to establish which brother was where and when.
The following timeline is constructed of newspaper dates and places, US census, city directories and some other Vital Documents. This should help separate and trace the brothers. They also worked together on occasion so the name “Deane” on a cabinet card might be any one of them.

Added to each timeline event is a first name if available. If the first name is in parentheses then it is a speculation based on other items.
Clarence Curtis Deane (1852 - 1948)
Martin Otis Deane (1854 - 1914)
Granville M. Deane (1858 - 1949)
Jervis Corydon Spencer Deane (1860 - )
Timeline
1876 Jul 11
Clarence Curtis marries Maggie R Carswell in Hannibal MO
1880 Jun 1
Martin Otis moves from Virginia to Kansas City, MO, as photographer
1880 Jun 1
Clarence Curtis living in Hannibal, MO, as photographer

1880 Jun 1
Granville M living in Kansas City, MO, as photographer
1880 Jun 1
Jervis C S living with Clarence and Granville in Kansas City, MO (occupation not given) Another source says he worked as a house painter
1885
Jervis CS studies photography in Europe, then tours the US
1885 May 2
Clarence Curtis son Vinton born in Texas
1885 Sep 13, 15, 16, 19
small Deane ads in Waco TX Daily Examiner (Jervis C)
1885 Dec 02
small Deane ads in Galveston TX Daily News as photographer at corner of Market and Center sts (Granville M)
1886 Mar 25
small Deane ads in Galveston TX Daily News as photographer at corner of Market and Center sts (Granville M)
1886
Martin Otis now in Waco, TX
1886 May 10, 19, 20
small Deane ads in Galveston TX Daily News as photographer at corner of Market and Center sts (Granville M)
1886 Dec 02, 03, 04, 06
small Deane ads in Galveston TX Daily News (Granville M)

1887
Jervis CS living in Waco, TX
1887 Mar 20
half page ad, front page, Brenham (TX) Daily Banner; small item tells of R. G. Baily representing Deane before Deane’s arrival in town (Granville M)
1887 Mar 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 31
multiple Deane ads in Brenham TX Daily Banner (Granville M)
1887 Apr 03
Brenham TX Daily Banner has large flashy front page ad for Deane and news item mentions arrival of equipment for Deane (Granville M)
1887 Apr 13

many small Deane ads in Brenham (TX) Daily Banner showing Deane at Snell’s studio (Granville M)
1887 Apr 26
small Deane ads in Waco (TX) Daily Examiner shows Deane as photographer at south Fifth (Jervis C)
1887 Sep 18
Galveston Daily News small item about photographer G M Deane
1887 Oct 31
Jervis CS marries Maud Hillin in McLennan, TX
1886, 1888
Galveston, TX, city directory, G M Deane as photographer ne cor Market, 21st
1888 Aug 16, 27, 30
small ad in Waco (TX) Evening News “No cheap shoddy work done” (Jervis C)


1888 Sep 06
small ad in Waco (TX) Evening News “No cheap shoddy work done” (Jervis C)
1888 Oct 13
Jervis CS son born in Waco, TX
1888 Oct 17, 20; Nov 06
small ads in Waco (TX) Evening News “No cheap shoddy work done” (Jervis C)
1888 Nov 26
small ad in Waco (TX) Evening News shows J L Berstrom has taken J. C. Deane’s “Old Stand”
1889
Jervis CS as photographer in Waco, TX
1890 May 08
Jervis CS daughter Karma born in Waco, TX
1891 Nov 17
Jervis CS son Peyton born in Waco, TX
1891 Dec 10
Deane working in Galveston, TX (Clarence Curtis)
1892
Jervis CS as photographer 701-703 Austin; res 1200 N 6th in Waco, TX
1893 Mar 14, 23, Apr 08, Jun 29
ads says Dean has reopened at 414 ½ Austin, Waco, TX (Jervis CS)
1894
Granville M now living in Dallas, TX
1894 May 19, 23, Jun 18, 23, 28
Jervis CS wins prizes for photography in Waco
1894 Oct 21, Dec 18
small newspaper ads show Deane working at 610 Main, Fort Worth, TX (Martin Otis)
1894, 1895, 1897, 1899
Houston, TX, city directory, C C Dean as photographer, 501 1/2 Main

1895 Sep 29; Oct 22, 25; Nov 24
small newspaper ads show Deane working at 610 Main in Fort Worth, TX (Martin Otis)
1895 Dec 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25
small newspaper ads show Deane is working in Fort Worth, TX (Martin Otis)
1896 Jan 02, 09, 11, 29
Martin Otis Deane still in Fort Worth, TX
1896
Dallas, TX, city directory, G M Deane over 300 Elm
1896 Sep 16
Jervis C. loses one eye from injury at the “Crash at Crush” in Crush, TX; See news item below.
1897
Dallas, TX, city directory, Martin Otis, photographer, 300 Elm, Dallas, TX
1897, 1898, 1900
Dallas, TX, city directory G M Deane as photographer over 224 Elm
1900 Apr 24
wife of Martin Otis dies in Fort Worth, TX
1900 Jun 5
Clarence Curtis now living in Houston, TX
1900 Jun 12
Jervis CS as photographer in Waco, TX
1900
Dallas, TX, city directory, Granville M Deane gallery at 224 Elm
1900 Jun 12
Dallas, TX, US census, Granville M, res 134 Grand; Martin Otis now at same address
1901, 1902,
Dallas, TX, city directory Granville M Deane gallery at 237 Elm

1903, 1904, 1905
Dallas, TX, city directory Jervis C Deane gallery at 237 Elm (was Granville M at this address)
1901
Martin Otis dies at age 47 in Webster, WV.
1901 Nov-Dec
Jervis CS as executor of Martin Otis estate
1902
Houston, TX, city directory Clarence C Dean as photographer, 403 1/2 Main
1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910
Dallas, TX, city directory Jervis C Dean gallery at 334 1/2 Elm
1906
Jervis CS Deane partners with Bruhn in studio in McKinney, TX
1908, 1909, 1910
Dallas, TX, city directory G M Deane gallery at 242 Elm
1910 Apr 20
Clarence Curtis Deane now living in Beaumont, TX
1911
Dallas, TX, city directory G M Deane gallery at 1007 1/2 Elm; J C Deane gallery at 1502 1/2 Elm
1912, 1913, 1914, 1915
Dallas, TX, city directory G M Deane gallery at 1007 1/2 Elm; J C Deane NOT listed
1916, 1917
Dallas, TX, city directory G M Deane gallery at 1206 1/2 Elm
1918
Dallas, TX, city directory NO Deane gallery listed; 1206 12 Elm now occupied by Studio Grande


1920 Jan 07
Beaumont, TX, US census Clarence Curtis as “artist”
1925
Clarence Curtis in Beaumont, TX, as “artist”
1928
Granville M as photographer at 1016 ½ Elm; res 3007 Lee, Dallas, TX
1933
Granville M res 3007 Lee, Dallas, TX
1935
Clarence Curtis now in Dade, FL, as photographer
1937
Granville M res 3007 Lee, Dallas, TX
1938
Granville M as photographer res at 3007 Lee, Dallas, TX
1940 Apr 1
Granville M in Dallas, TX, as no occupation
1945
Clarence Curtis in Dade, FL, as photographer
1948
Clarence Curtis dies in Dade, FL
1947
Granville M wife Emma dies in Dallas, TX
1949
Granville M dies in Houston, TX
1951
Jervis CS wife dies in El Paso, TX
1955
Jervis CS son Jervis jr dies in El Paso, TX
1956
Jervis CS son Peyton dies in El Paso, TX
1959
Jervis CS daughter Karma dies in El Paso, TX
No exact death date on Jervis CS has been found


Jervis Deane seems to have been centered mostly in Waco, TX, moving to El Paso, TX, later in life.

Granville M Dean worked mostly in Dallas, TX, but apparently had a shop also in Galveston, TX, in 1886 - 1888. Brother Jervis worked with him as retoucher.

Clarence Curtis Dean was the one in Beaumont, Galveston and Houston, TX.

Martin Otis worked in Fort Worth, TX, 1891-1896 and seems to have worked with a brother, mostly Granville Otis Deane in Dallas and Jervis Deane in Waco, but that is partly speculation.

The cabinet card here was probably done in 1897 in that short time that Martin Otis Deane had a studio at 300 Elm, Dallas, TX.

To the right: Jervis Deane loses an eye while photographing a staged train wreck.

Jervis CS Dean and Martin Otis Deane often placed as many as fifteen small ads in one issue of their local newspaper. Example below.

Waco Evening News
21 Sep 1888





Photographer: Deane
Kansas City, MO
example found at auction site

Reverse of the cabinet card at the left

The cabinet card at the left must have been done when the Deane's were established in Kansas City, MO, 1880 - 1885. After they moved to Texas about 1886, no records reflect that any of them ever returned to Missouri.


Photographer: Deane
(Which Deane brother is unknown at this time)
from the Flickr collection of KEN
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photographer: Dean
Waco, TX
example from unknown source

reverse of card at the left

photographer Deane
Houston, TX

photographer Deane
Over 414, 416, 418 & 418 1/2 Center St
bet Post Office & Market
Galveston, TX


photographer: Deane
Memphis, TH
example from Memphis.com

photographer: Deane
Memphis, TH
example from Memphis.com

photographer: Deane
Memphis, TH
example from Memphis.com

photographer: Deane
Memphis, TH
example from Memphis.com


photographer: Deane
Memphis, TN
example from Memphis.com

photographer: Deane
Memphis, TN
example from Memphis.com


photographer: Deane
Memphis, TN
example from Memphis.com


photographer: Deane
Memphis, TN
Example from NYC library

Which Deane brother and when he was in Memphis, TN, is unknown at this time.
Compare the name design to the imprint on the card from Kansas City, MO, just above.





Not the one you were looking for? 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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