Saturday, September 9, 2017

Thomas Leonard Wales


Photographer: Wales Studio
No. 19 North 4th
Keokuk, Iowa

Thomas Leonard Wales
(14 Jan 1852 - 2 Aug 1935)

1852
born in Columbus, Indiana
1853
brought by parents to Centerville, IA
1871
studies carpentry, quits, travels through Iowa
1872
at Centerville, IA, employed by G. C. Goodenough and RF Lyman (photography)until 1874
1874
succeeds Lyman and establishes own gallery at Centerville
1875
Opens millenary shop managed by wife Marieta
1875 Nov 17
marries Marietta Weaver
1890
moves family from Centerville, IA, to Keokuk, IA

1900
moves family from Keokuk, IA, to Davenport, IA
1900-1913
as photographer at 121 1/2 e 3rd
1911 Aug 05
wife Marietta dies
1912 May 11
Ottumwa Tri-Weekly Courier news item Thomas Wales on committee
1913
Sells studio and moves back to Centerville, IA
1920
US census as no occupation
1930
US census as no occupation
1935
Dies in Centerville, IA at age 83


It appears that Wales Studio was in Keokuk, IA only a few months in 1890. The cabinet card here must have been finished then.

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