Thursday, September 7, 2017

John Wesley Pickard


Photographer: J. W. Pickard
Mobile. Ala.

John Wesley Pickard was born to John and Matilda Pickard in April of 1861. His father died when he was 8 and he lived with his mother until he was in his early 20’s

1861 Apr
John Wesley Pickard born in North Carolina
1870 and 1880
US census places J W Pickard living with mother in Bartholomew, IN
1890
US census, Birmingham AL, as photographer at 20th bet av D and E; res 2411 av C
1892
NOT in Mobile, AL, city directory
1893
Mobile, AL, city directory, as photographer at 571 Dauphin, res 5 Pearl
1894
NOT in Mobile, AL, city directory
1900
US census, Rahway, NJ as photographer; res 71 Cherry st; city directory as photographer at 63 N 8th, Philadelphia, PA

1903
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, as photographer at 4701 Fkd av and 5707 Gtn av and 3101 Ridge
1904
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer at 4719 Frankford and 3101 Ridge, res 3132 Page; marriage to Almeda H Archer in Mount Holly, NJ
1905
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer at 4701 FKD av and 3101 Ridge; res 4526 Franklin. Fkd; son Frank Pickard born in New Jersey
1906
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, as photographer at 4701 Fkd av and 3101 Ridge; res NJ; Son John Wesley Jr. born in Philadelphia, PA
1907
Pottsville, PA, city directory as photographer; res 7 n Centre, Pottsville; also as photographer at 127 S Oak, Mt Carmel, PA (Shamokin directory)
1908
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, as photographer at 4408 Main MYK and 3101 Ridge; res Mt Holly, NJ ; also listed is Pickard's Studio, 4701 Frankford av, with George F. Hennigar, photographer
1910
US census, Philadelphia, PA, as photographer, res Market st
1911
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer at 4337 Lancaster, res 4047 Market st
1913
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, as photographer at 3101 Ridge ave and 1710 South; res Mt Holly, NJ ; birth of daughter Miriam A Pickard in New Jersey

1914
Philadelphia, PA, city directory as photographer at 3101 Ridge and 1710 South
1915
New Jersey, city directory, as photographer at 3101 Ridge ave and 1710 South; res Mt Holly, NJ ;
1917
Philadelphia, PA, city directory, New Jersey, city directory, as photographer at 3101 Ridge ave and 1710 South; res Mt Holly, NJ ; Mount Holly, NJ, birth of son Charles Jasper Pickard
1918
New Jersey, death of wife Almeda Archer
1920
US census, Northampton, NJ, as photographer, res Madison av
1929
Burlington, NJ, city directory as proprietor of Pickard’s Tire Shop; res 83 Washington
1930
US census, Mount Holly, NJ, as merchant in tire shop, res 83 Washington st
1935
US census (1940), res 83 Washington
1940 Apr 01
US census, as proprietor of bicycle shop; res; 83 Washington st
Sometime after 1940 John W. Pickard dies in Burlington County, NJ. Actual date is unknown at this time.

John Wesley Picard spent most of his photography career in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, changing addresses frequently. Early on however, from 1890 to 1893, records show he worked in (and apparently around) Mobile, AL.

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