Friday, September 8, 2017

James S Shaff


photographer: Shaff
Seneca, Kansas

Photographer: Shaff's studio
Maryville, Mo.

James S Shaff
(Jun 1850 - 19 Jan 1934)

1850
born in Washington, IA
1870
NOT in Blue Rapids, KS; whereabouts unknown
1875
birth of daughter, living in Blue Rapids, KS
1880
US Census - as photographer in Blue Rapids, KS
1885
KS Census - as photographer in Seneca Ks
1895
KS Census - as photographer in Seneca KS
1900
US Census - as band teacher in Blackwell, OK
1910
US Census - as farmer in Rudolph, NM

1920
US Census - as farmer in Tucumcari, NM
1926
death of wife Charlotte A. in NM
1934 Jan 19
death of James Shaff in NM

The cabinet card at the far left was probably done at the time J. A. Shaff was living in Seneca, KS, between 1885 and 1895.

The other cabinet card, near left, is more difficult to place. There were no records found placing Shaff in Maryville, MO, at any time. It can be shown that he was not yet in Blue Rapids, KS, in 1870 and unfortunately, the 1870 US Census for Maryville, MO, is not available. It remains just a good guess then that about 1870 was the period he was in Maryville, Mo.

Not the one you were looking for? 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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