Saturday, September 9, 2017

George R Wear


Photographer: G. R. Wear
McKinney Tex

George R Wear
(15 Jan 1863 - 13 mar 1948)

All data from US census, city directories, death certificates and newspapers McKInney Democrat and Courier-Gazette
1863
Jan 15 George R Wear born in Savoy, TX; His father dies the following year
1880
living with brother in Fannin, TX
1883
Mother dies in Fannin, TX
1890 Mar 27
McKinney newspaper city directory as photographer
1891 Apr 23
newspaper mention of Wear’s Gallery in McKinney
1891 Dec 31
marriage to Sarah Thomas in McKinney

1896
as Wear and Thomas Art Gallery at 117 ½ W Houston, Denison, TX, (partnered with E. L. Thomas, a brother of his wife Sarah.)
1900-1903
as Wear’s Studio at 117 ½ W Houston, Sherman, TX
1910
as photographer at 149 Travis, Denison, TX
1912-1925
as photographer at 211 N Travis, Sherman, TX
1928-1940
as photographer, studio at 211N Travis as "THE WEARS";
1948
death at age 85

The cabinet card here must have been finished before he set up a studio in Sherman, TX, between about 1885 and 1895.

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