Henry Carlton Wilber
(13 Dec 1854 - 11 Jan 1921)
1854 Dec 13
born in Newbury, OH
US census as no occupation shown at Noble, IN
US census as farm laborer at Burton, OH
US census as no occupation given at Chardon, OH
US census as hardware salesman at Chardon, OH
US census as deputy sheriff, Chardon, OH
1921 Jan 11
death at age 66 in Chardon, OH
There are no city directories available for these small towns in northern Ohio so about the only records found for Wilber were five US census reports. So far, there is no mention in any document found, of him being a photographer. Either he was photographer only for a short time or it was a minor sideline that he seldom mentioned.
The cabinet cards here are imprinted with Chardon, OH, so it can at least be assumed that the photography work was done in the decade around 1900. Further, three of them are dated, 1895, 1897 and 1898.
This updated page (20 Jan 2018) includes all ten of the portraits, including scans of three reverse sides that contain information. All were found at the same time on an auction site.
See another by Wilber at Luminous Lint
Many of the cards on this page were found at the same source. They look as if they might have been taken as a group such as a graduating class.
Reverse of the card at the left
on the reverse:
July 1 1895 So Thompson
at 18 yrs.
Frank N. Tyler
The following card is NOT from Henry Carlton Wilber. No family relationship has been found so far.
This card is by Edgar Decker and Charles E Wilber.
Charles Wilber worked as artist for the Decker Studio 1881 through 1883. Then they started working as partners from 1884 through 1890.