Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Richard Leon Chalmers




Photographer: Chalmers
304 Elm Street
Dallas Texas

Richard Leon Chalmers
(1866 - 29 Apr 1938)

1866
born in Newberry, SC
1880 age 14,
family has moved to Dallas, TX
1884
Dallas, TX, city directory, Chalmers NOT listed
1886
Dallas, TX, city directory as photographer for W B Mahon; res 3 miles nw of city
1888
Dallas, TX, city directory as photographer Chalmers and Williams at 913 Elm
1889
Dallas, TX, city directory as photographer at 913 Elm
1890
Dallas, TX, city directory not available
1891
Dallas, TX, city directory as photographer at 345 Elm
1893 and 1894
Dallas, TX, city directory as photographer at 304 Elm

1896, 1897
Dallas, TX, city directory Chalmers NOT listed; he has probably already moved to Corsicana, TX; Corsicana city directories not available before 1901
1900
Corsicana, TX, US census as photographer with Harley Wilkes at 306 Beaton
1901
Corsicana, TX city directory as photographer at306 Beaton
1910
Corsicana, TX, US census as photographer at 118 ½ N Beaton
1920
Henderson, TX, US census as farmer
1936
wife Florence Martha dies in Henderson, TX
1938 Apr 29
R L Chalmers dies in Terrell, Kaufman County, TX

It appears that Chalmers was photographer on his own, at 304 Elm for only a couple years around 1893 to 1894. No records have been found after 1910 that place him as photographer.



photographer: R L Chalmers
739 Elm St, Dallas, TX
example from an auction site
Possibly finished 1885-1895

photographer: R L Chalmers
913 Elm St, Dallas, TX
example from an auction site
probably finished about 1889

photographer: Chalmers
Bowie, TX
from UTA library
(probably the same Chalmers, Bowie is less than a hundred miles from Dallas)

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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