Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Jodie Ann Walker


Photographer: Mrs J A Goben
Ohio Street, Wichita Falls, TX
This photograph courtesy of
rfinch at ancestry.com

Mrs Edgar L Goben was Jodie Ann Walker, or Mrs J A Goben

Jodi Ann Walker (wife of Edgar Louis Goben)
(1868 - 1942)

Imprint on mounting card; Mrs J A Goben, Ohio Avenue, Wichita Falls, TX

Jodie Ann Walker was the first of three wives of Edgar L Goben. Goben and Jodi Walker were married for only a few years. Married in 1889, by the 1900 US census, Jodi is listed as divorced.

Although during her lifetime, found in over 40 documents, census and city directory, she is never credited as a photographer. Then, finally, on her death certificate, she is shown as “retired photographer”. It would seem, although the example photograph here is dated 1902 on the reverse, Jodi Goben might have carried on in the photographic business as a second occupation while operating boarding houses or rooming houses until about her 70’s.

See also:
Edgar Louis Goben
Perry Frederick Goben
James Lee Goben

Timeline

1868 Oct 09
Alabama, death certificate, Jodie Ann Walker was born
1889
Montague, TX, county marriage index, Jodi Ann Walker marries Edgar L. Goben
1892 Mar 02
Whitewright, Texas, state records, daughter Ora Lee Goben is born
1900 Jun 18
US census Wichita Falls, TX, as Jodie Goben (divorced) operating boarding house, living with daughter Ora Goben

Note that although the 1900 and 1910 US census describes her as “divorced” she seems to prefer “widowed” in most other census and city directory listings.

1901 Dec 27
Edgar L Goben marries Victoria Blanch Penfield (1884-1910)
1902 Jun 17
the date on the example photograph taken in Wichita Falls, TX; the date is faintly written on the lower left of the card
1905
Dallas, TX, city directory Jodie A Goben(widow of Edgar L)as proprietor of furnished rooms at 497 Main; res same

1906 - 1910
Dallas, TX, city directory Jodie A Goben (widow of Edgar L) as boarding house operator at 228 Ross; as widow of Edgar L Goben and/or Mrs J A Goben
1910 Apr 16
US census Jodi Ann Goben (divorced) as boarding house operator at 228 Ross; living with daughter Ora Goben
1911 - 1913
Dallas, TX, city directory Jodi Ann Goben as proprietor of furnished rooms at 1500 and 1520 Ross
1916 - 1942
US census and Dallas city directories as no occupation, as widow of Edgar L Goben and/or Mrs J A Goben; now living with daughter Ora Lee Wilkinson and family
1920 Jan 16
San Angelo, TX, US census Joe Ann Goben (widowed)as manager of boarding house
1930 Apr 04
Dallas, TX, US census, Jodie A Goben (widowed) as no occupation (Living with daughter Ora L Wilkinson)
1940 Apr 22
Dallas, TX, US census, Jodie Goben (widowed) as no occupation (Living with daughter Ora Lee Wilkinson)
1942 Sep 18
Jodie Ann Walker death certificate as “retired photographer” dies of uremia at age 73


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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