Saturday, September 9, 2017

Frank Rufus Barrows

This is a special page presenting a cabinet card not in LOST GALLERY. It's by a very interesting photographer from the collection of rfinch on Ancestry.com



from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

Star Gallery was located at 16 w Berry st in Fort Wayne, IN, from about 1884 to about 1891. The cabinet card shown here was probably done then.

Frank Rufus Barrows
(1854 - 1920)

1854
Frank Rufus Barrows is born in Sturgis, MI
1877
Marriage to Abbie H. Johnson
1880
US census Fort Wayne, IN, as photographer; res 132 Madison st
1884 May 10
Fort Wayne (IN) Daily News item from Felix Schanz about opening the Star Gallery
1884
Fort Wayne, (IN) Daily News 26 small ads for Star Gallery, 16 w Berry st
1885 Jul 29
Fort Wayne, (IN) Daily News small item about artist Phillipe De Vaane visiting at Gallery, 16 w Berry st
1886 Oct - Dec
Fort Wayne (IN) Daily News 7 small ads for Star Gallery at 16 w Berry
1887 - 1889
Fort Wayne (IN) Daily News and Sentinel many small ads for Star Gallery at 16 w Berry
1889 Mar 01
Fort Wayne (IN) Sentinel news item Frank Barrows’ brother, Charles V Barrows marries Nellie Hollister

1890 Jan 28
Fort Wayne (IN) Sentinel news item about Charles Barrows, proprietor of Star Gallery (address not given)
1891 Aug 21, 27
Fort Wayne (IN) Sentinel and Fort Wayne (IN) Weekly Journal news item Star Gallery in Sturgis, MI, burns
1893
Waterloo (IN) Press item says G J Parrot is takes over studio at Berry and Calhoun on 11 Sep
1893
Fort Wayne, IN, city directory Barrows as photographer at 62-64 Calhoun and 21-23 w Berry
1896
Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette item mentions Barrows owns x-ray tube
1897 - 1899
Fort Wayne, IN, city directory as photographer at 23 w Berry
1898 Feb 20
Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette item about Barrows studio at 23 Berry st, Fort Wayne, IN
1900
US census Fort Wayne, IN, as photographer
1901 March
Fort Wayne (IN) Sentinel item says F R Barrows is leaving Ft Wayne; George Parrot is to take over gallery

1901 Mar 25
Fort Wayne (IN) Sentinel item says F R Barrows home at 11 Edgewater is for sale
1902 Aug 14
Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette item says F R Barrows is now resident of Boston, MA
1902 -1904
Boston, MA, city directory as photographer at 1873 Dorchester av; res 2 Lombard
1903
Indianapolis (IN) Journal item mentions F R Burroughs of Boston
1902 - 1904
Boston, MA, city directory as photographer at 1873 Dorchester
1905
Boston, MA, city directory as photographer at 1330 Beacon
1909 Jul 19
Vicksburg (MI) American news item about photographers convention in New York, F R Barrows as president, article mentions he is from Boston.
1920 Jan 05
US census Eugene, OR, as no occupation living with daughter and her husband
1920 Jul 29
Eugene, Lane, OR, Frank Rufus Barrows dies at age 65

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The Star Gallery was a business owned and operated by Frank Rufus Barrows. There was a Star Gallery located in at least two cities, Fort Wayne, IN, and another about fifty miles north in Sturgis, MI. Barrows had several photographers operating in these studios over the years. His brother Charles Barrows worked in both studios at times and was operating the one in Sturgis when it burned down in August of 1891.

Star Gallery was located at 16 w Berry st in Fort Wayne, IN, from about 1884 to about 1891. The cabinet card shown here was probably done then.

Felix Schanz operated the Star Gallery in Fort Wayne from about May of 1884 to Oct of 1886 when there was apparently a rather acrimonious separation. Schanz then opened his own gallery at 60 Calhoun st in Fort Wayne.

In April of 1895, Miss Marguerite Hanns went to work for Barrows at the Fort Wayne

Between 1893 and 1898 Barrows operated galleries at 62 64 Calhoun and 21-23 Berry but the name “Star Gallery” seems to have been dropped from the advertising and news items.

Fort Wayne (IN) Daily Gazette -
10 May 1884

Fort Wayne Sentinel - 28 Oct 1886


Fort Wayne Sentinel - 20 Nov 1886

Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette -
24 May 1890


Fort Wayne (IN) Sentinel - 21 Aug 1891


Fort Wayne (IN) Sentinel - 20 Jul 1894

Waterloo (IN) Press - 09 Nov 1893

Fort Wayne (IN) Sentinel - 27 Apr 1895


Fort Wayne (IN) Sentinel 02 Mar 1901

Fort wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette -
02 Mar 1902

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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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