Friday, September 1, 2017

Thomas F Bottomley



Photographer: T. F. Bottomley
Glasgow, KY

Photographer: T. F. Bottomley
Glasgow, KY
Thomas F. Bottomley
(22 Aug 1851 - 2 Jan 1910)

Information sources:
Rootsweb “Kentucky: History of the State by Battle, Perrin, and Kniffin, 3rd edition 1886, Barren County; Ancestry.com; US censu; City and state business directories

Timeline
1851
Aug 22 born in Simpson County, KY
1860
US census living with family in Simpson, KY
1861-1868
Kentucky History: worked saddler’s trade with father
1868- 1869
Kentucky History: moved to Louisville, KY, to learn crayon drawing
1870
US census living in boarding house in Louisville, KY as clerk in store
1870
Kentucky History: operates saddlers shop in Scottsville, KY for 18 months
1871 - 1876
Kentucky History: Bottomley is traveling crayon artist through Southern states
1880
Kentucky History: opens and operates photograph and crayon studio in Glasgow, KY
1887
married to Julia Elizabeth Glenn
1888
son John West Bottomley born in Glasgow, KY
1890 Oct 24
son Henry Stone Bottomley born in Nashville, TN
1893 - 1994
City Directory as photographer in Pueblo, CO
1900 Jun 09
US census as photographer in Lamar, CO
1910 Jan 02
Bottomley dies in Brownsville, TN, at age 58

The best scenario on the cabinet cards here places them finished between 1880 and 1888.

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