Edward (Ned) Burton Hinman
(27 May 1854 - 25 Aug 1922)
born in Grove, La Salle, IL
1860 - 1868
US census family has moved to Hawleyville, IA
1870 Jan 20
family now in Neponset, Bureau, IL
1870 Aug 18
family now in Clarinda, Page, IA
1874 Fall - Mar 1877
Partners w/ O. H. Park in Clarinda, IA
marries Emma Jane Farnum in Clarinda, IA
US census as photographer in Clarinda, IA
from Emma Farnum obituary Hinmans move to Pittsburg, KS
1897 Dec 31
Pittsburg (KS) Daily Headlight Hinman studio catches fire
wife Emma dies in Frontenac, Crawford County, KS
US census in Pittsburg, KS, as Organ Salesman
marries Effie Killough Walker in Pittsburgh, KS
Pittsburg, KS, city directory as salesman
Pittsburg, KS, state census as music dealer
US census in Barker, AR, as life insurance salesman
dies in Evansville, Washington County, AR
The records show that E. B. Hinman was a photographer in Clarinda, IA, from about 1875 to 1889.
His wife Emma dies after they have moved to Frontenac, KS. Fontenac is actually the north part of Pittsburg, KS, where he will live from 1900 to 1905. He is never again listed as photographer.
He works as a salesman for musical instruments and then life insurance. It is speculation only, but it looks like he was photographer in Pittsburg, KS, only for a short time between about 1888 and 1903. And perhaps he continued in photography as a sideline while he worked in the music business.
The style and stock of the cabinet cards here indicate much earlier production, in 1866-1880 but since he was apparently not in Pittsburg, KS until about 1900, perhaps he was using up some old stock.