Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Thomas Leonard Wales


Photographer: Wales Studio
No. 19 North 4th
Keokuk, Iowa
probably finished between 1890 and 1898

Thomas Leonard Wales
(1852 - 1935)

Sources: city directories, US census, History of Appanoose County,
Some personal information is added to help establish a location in certain periods.

1852 Jan 14

Columbus, IN, state records, Thomas Leonard Wales is born to John Perry Wales and Lydia Kingsbury
1853
History of Appanoose Co, Tom Wales brought by parents to Appanoose County, IA
1856
Johns, Appanoose, IA, state census, Tom L Wales, age 4,
1871
Centerville, IA, History Appanoose Co, Tom Wales studies carpentry, quits, travels through Iowa
1872
Centerville, IA, History Appanoose Co, employed by G. C. Goodenough and RF Lyman (photography) until 1874


1874
Centerville, IA, History Appanoose Co, succeeds Lyman and establishes own gallery at Centerville
1875 Nov 17
Centerville, IA, Thomas Wales and Marietta Weaver are married
1875
Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizen, 1935 obituary says a millinery shop managed by wife Maryetta
1877
Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizen, 1935 obituary says Wales purchases the Frank Lyman photo studio
1879
Centerville, IA, state records, son Lawrence D Wales is born
1880 Jun 28
Centerville, IA, US census, Thomas Wales as photographer with his brother Samuel R Wales
1885 Aug 13
Centerville, IA, state records, son Lawrence D Wales dies

1890
Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizen, 1935 obituary says Wales moves family from Centerville, IA, to Keokuk, IA in 1890
1898
Davenport, IA, city directory, Wales NOT listed
1899 Aug 21
Davenport (IA) Democrat and Leader, news item says Tom Wales of Keokuk, IA, is in Davenport looking for a location
1900
Keokuk Daily Democrat 1918 Nov 12, news item says that T L Wales moved from Keokuk to Davenport in 1900
1900 Jun 12
Davenport, IA, US census, Thos L Wales as photographer and wife Marietta have moved from Keokuk, IA, to Davenport, IA
1900, 1910
Davenport, IA, city directory, Thomas L Wales as proprietor at Wales Studio; res 121 e 3rd ; wife Marietta
1910 Apr 18
Davenport, IA, US census Thomas L Wales as proprietor of Wales Studio, res 121 ½ East 3rd


1911 Aug 05
Davenport, IA, state records, wife Marietta Wales dies
1912 May 11
Ottumwa Tri-Weekly Courier news item Thomas Wales on committee
1912, 1913
Davenport, IA, city directory, Thomas L. Wales as photographer at 121 ½ E 3rd; res same
1913
Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizen, 1935 obituary says wales sells his studio to A L Eckerman and moves back to Centerville, IA
1914
Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizen, 1935 obituary says Wales retires from business
1914 Sep 12
Centerville, IA, state records, Thomas L Wales and Kate Moss are married
1920
Centerville, IA, US census Thomas Wales as no occupation

1930
Centerville, IA, US census, Thomas L Wales as no occupation
1935 Aug 02
Centerville, IA. state records Thomas Wales dies at age 83

It appears that Wales Studio was in Keokuk, IA, only a short time between around 1890 to 1900. The cabinet card here must have been finished then.


Davenport (IA) Democrat and Leader - 21 Aug 1899

Davenport (IA) Daily Times - 25 Aug 1899

Weekly (Davenport, IA) Times - 20 Jan 1900


Davenport (IA) Daily Times - 23 jan 1900


Davenport (IA) Daily Times - 24 Jan 1900

Davenport (IA) Daily Times - 07 Aug 1911

Davenport (IA) Daily Times - 23 Sep 1913


Des Moines (IA) Tribune - 10 Aug 1935

History of Appanoose County


photographer: Wales Studio
No. 19 North 4th Street, Keokuk, IA
example from auction site
probably finished between 1890 and 1898

photographer: Wales Studio
No. 19 North 4th Street, Keokuk, IA
example from auction site
probably finished between 1890 and 1898

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