Monday, September 4, 2017

Sinah B. Hale

Photographer: Hale
Great Bend, Kans.

At first, all that was found on Hale of Great Bend, KS, was a few items and ads in the Barton County Democrat from December of 1886 to April of 1890.

Small town newspapers back then were gossipy and the humor was often just silly. Some items are just ads and good only for the dates involved but others might tell a bit of a story.

Hale, Great Bend, KS, continued

27 Mar 1890

The telling clue was this item from
Barton County Democrat in Great Bend, KS
14 Jun 1888:

This gives the maiden name of our
Mrs. S. B. Hale.

After finally finding Sinah B. (Allison) Hale, a rough timeline of her life could be assembled.

Sinah B. (Allison) Hale
(8 Dec 1856 - 29 Apr 1943)
(Multiple Sources) Birth in Clayton, IA
(US Census) living in Clayton, IA
1970 - 1873
(US Census, death of father) living in Independence, KS
(US Census) Indepedence, KS, as housekeeper with husband George F. Hale
1886 Dec - 1888 Aug
(Newspaper items) living in Great Bend, KS, as photographer
1890 Mar
(Newspaper item) living in Colorado Springs, CO

(US Census) living with mother in Oklahoma City, OK, as boarding house manager. (Husband not there)
(US Census) Owns a laundry with husband in Oatman, AZ.
(US Census) living in Downey, CA, with husband, no occupation
(Us Census) widow, living in Downey, CA
(Findagrave) Death at 86 in Los Angles, CA

So it appears Sinah B. Hale was a photographer in Great Bend, KS, for only a couple years, 1886 through 1888. The cabinet card here would have to have been done then.

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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