Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Kunkel & Kiddoo



Photographer
Kunkel & Kiddoo
permanent address
St. Joseph
MO

George Wesley Kunkel (1861 - 1919)
George Marshall Kiddoo (1856 - 1930)

1856 Feb 29
birth of George Marshall Kiddoo
1861 Apr 16
birth of George Wesley Kunkel
1870
Monmouth, Warren, IL, US census, Kiddoo living at home with parents, no occupation
1879 Feb 07
Illinois county registry G M Kiddoo marriage to Elizabeth J Byarlay
1880 Jun 01
Lewis, MO, US census, Kunkel working at “woolen factory”; living with parents
1889
St Joseph, MO, city directory, Kiddoo as “printer” for L A Byarlay photographers; res 715 Edmond
1889 Dec 25
St Joseph (MO) Herald obituary for Worth Kiddoo son of G M Kiddoo
1890
St Joseph, MO, city directory Kunkel as photographer with Webster & Kunkel; res 411 s 5th
1890
St Joseph, MO, city directory Kiddoo as photographer with Felix studio nw cor 8th; res 715 Edmond

1893
St Joseph, MO, city directory Kiddoo as photographer for L A Byarlay; res 2120 Faraon
1894
Oct 25 Darlington (MO) Record news item Kunkel and the St Joe Photo car
1894
St Joseph, MO, city directory Kiddoo as artist for L A Byarlay; res 2120 Faraon
1895
St Joseph, MO, city directory Kiddoo as photographer for L A Byarlay
1896
St Joseph, MO, city directory Kiddoo as photographer for L A Byarlay
1896 Oct 02
Holt County Sentinel (Oregon, MO) news item for Kunkel’s gallery
1897 Oct 01
King City (MO) Chronicle news item mentions photograph car in Whitesville
1897 Oct 27
King City (MO) Chronicle news item Kunkel & Kiddoo in King City, MO
1898 Apr 07
Darlington (MO) Record news item Kunkel & Kiddoo in Gentryville, MO
1898 Apr 28
Darlington (MO) Record news item Kunkel & Kiddoo in Darlingville, MO

1898 May 19 & 1898 May 26
Darlington (MO) Record news item Kunkel & Kiddoo in Darlingville, MO
1898 Jun 06
Darlington (MO) record news item K & K moving to Clyde, MO, on Jun 20
1898 Nov 23
Crawford, OH, county register Kunkel marries Anna Buehler
1889
St Joseph, MO, city directory neither Kiddoo nor Kunkel is listed
1900 Jun 01
St Joseph, MO, US census, Kunkel as photographer; res 1904 11th, St Joseph, MO; NOT listed in city directory
1900 Jun 07
St Joseph, MO,US census, Kiddoo as photographer; res 2409 Faraon
1901 Feb 21
Adams County (IA) Free Press news item Kiddoo about to move to Corning, IA
1901
St Joseph, MO, city directory Kiddoo as photographer; res 2409 Faraon, St Joseph, MO
1901
St Joseph, MO, city directory George W Kunkel as steno, brother Charles W as photographer; res Barbara & Blake (probably a missprint)

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1902 - 1909
St Joseph, MO, city directory lists neither Kunkel nor Kiddoo
1902 - 1908
Kiddoo family lives in Corning, IA
1908 Dec 09
Adams County (IA) Free Press Kiddoo moves family from Corning, IA, to Osceola, IA
1909 Feb 26
King City (MO) Chronicle Kiddoo and Kunkel start partnership. To open new studio in Grant City, MO; Kiddoo to move from Cromwell, IA, to King City, MO
1909 Nov 03
Adams County (IA) Free Press Cromwell, IA, Kiddoo visits farm from Osceola, IA
1910 Feb 18
King City (MO) Chronicle news item G M Kiddoo and family moves to King City, MO
1910 Apr 07
Albany (MO) Capital news item J M Kiddoo buys out Kunkel’s photo business; J M Kiddoo is unknown
1910 Apr 23
Kansas City, MO, US census, Kunkel as photographer; res 4100 Wyoming st, Kansas City, MO
1910 Apr 26
Kansas City, MO, US census Kiddoo as photographer;

1910 Oct 14
King City (MO) Chronicle news item G W Kunkel visits Kiddoo and friends; Mrs Kiddoo returns from a trip to Creston, IA, for eye treatment
1911 Jan 28
Elizabeth Kiddoo, wife of George W, dies in King City, MO
1911 Feb 03
King City, (MO) Chronicle & King City (MO) Times, obituary of Elizabeth Jane Byarlay, wife of G W Kiddoo dies of Bright’s Disease
1911 Nov 10
Holt County Sentinel, Oregon, MO, news item Kunkel and Kiddoo will be in Oregon, MO, Nov 10 and 11 at the Peacher Building
1912 May 08
Holt County Sentinel, Oregon, MO, news item Kunkel & Kiddoo will be in Oregon, MO, Friday and Saturday of each week
1913 Dec 12
Holt County Sentinel, Oregon, MO, announcement that photographer Weary has bought out Kunkel and Kiddoo

1919 May 14
George Wesley Kunkel dies of endocarditis and influenza, age 58; Death certificate says he was a “store clerk”
1920 Jan 08
St Joseph, MO, US census, Kiddoo as laborer; res 315 s 19th
1925 Jan 01
Iowa state census Kiddoo as no occupation shown; living with brother Mefford in Douglas IA
1930 Apr 21
Washington, MO, US census, Kiddoo as retired, living with daughter Ruth and family in Washington, MO
1930 Jul 08
King City, MO, FindAGrave website Kiddoo dies King City, MO, and is buried in Cromwell, IA

Kunkel and Kiddoo apparently worked Saint Joseph, MO, and many surrounding towns. Sometimes this was done from a “photo car” that they moved every month or so. There is some indication that the car was not a railroad car as one news item mentions they will remain in a town a little longer because of muddy roads. This partnership lasted only for a couple months, April and May of 1898. Ads after that show them going separate ways.

Kiddoo seems to leave the photography business altogether between 1902 and 1909. Kunkel leaves Saint Joseph, MO, and turns up again in King City, MO in April of 1910, opening a studio there.

It appears that a second partnership began in February of 1909 and ran to December of 1913 when the studio was sold to photographer Weary.

The cabinet card here was probably finished during the first partnership in 1898 as their “Permanent” address would have been St. Joseph, MO, at that time.



photographer: Kiddoo
Creston, IA
example found in Purcell, OK
probably finished between 1902 and 1909 when Kiddoo was in Iowa

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