Thursday, September 7, 2017

Elon D Ormsby

1055 Broadway
Oakland, Cal.
Cabinet Card - Girl on bench

Elon D. Ormsby
( 1845 - 06 Mar 1895)

(Record sources: Oakland Tribune, tax roll, city directory, US Census and Obituary)
Birth in Ypsilanti, MI
as photographer in Ypsilanti, MI
marriage to Melisa Carol in Sonoma, CA
as photographer in San Joaquin, CA
1873 Sep 25
daughter Edith May born in Illinois
1875 - 1876
as photographer 309 Madison, Chicago, IL
arrived in Oakland CA, from Stockton, CA, as photographer
1877 - 1890
as photographer studio at 1055 Broadway, Oakland, CA
06 Mar 1895
death at 1:30 AM

The information on the reverse of the card at the left shows that it must have done after winning the National Competition in 1882.

The cabinet card at the left was probably finished between 1882 and 1890

Oakland Tribune
18 Jan 1883

Oakland Tribune
03 May 1890

photographer: Ormsby
Davenport, IA
Is this the same Elon D Ormsby? No connection has been made so far.
example from pinterest no source given

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