Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Walton David Kilborn



photographer: Kilborn & Gilbert
Noble Studio, 1029 O st. Lincoln, Neb.
Listed also under Kilborn

(From the meager records found so far it is becoming clear that W. S. Gilbert was in the photography business only briefly if at all, but W. D. Kilborn’s history will date this card.)

Walton David Kilborn
(1870 -)

1870
Walton David Kilborn born
1891, 1893
Lincoln, NE, city directory no Kilborn listed in residence or commercial section
1892
Nevada, IA, marriage to Lucy A Bradford; document includes father and mother name
1893
Lincoln, NE, city directory not available
1894
Lincoln, NE, city directory as photographer W. D. Kilborn at 1029 O st; res 905 G; and also mentions W. S. Gilbert as partner
1894 Dec 13
Lincoln (NE) Daily News as for studio at 1029 O, Kilborn only
1895 Mar 23
Lincoln (NE) Daily News item Walton David Kilborn quits photograph studio at 1029 O st to head for California

1895 Mar 27
Lincoln (NE) Daily News item W. D. Kilborn sued for debt of 720 dollars owed to J. L. McConnell (See news item)
1898 Jul 28
California Voter Registration in Sacramento, CA, 521 J st
1900
US census as photographer; res 521 J
1902
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer for A. K. Varney; res 810 8th
1903
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer with Philbrick and Kilborn and Co. and with A K Varney & Co; res 812 8th
1904
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer for A K Varney, 318 J
1905 - 1907
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer at 724 K
1908
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer with Strakosch and Kilborn; wife Lucy also listed as photographer

1909
Sacramento, CA, city directory lists D. Walter Kilborn; res 807 H; also lists David Kilborn, died Feb 7 1908 at age 81
1909
Stockton, CA, city directory as manager of Lyric Theater
1910
Stockton, CA, city directory as theater manager
1910 - 1912
Sacramento, CA, city directory no listing for Walton or wife Lucie
1912
Stockton, CA, city directory no listing for Walton or wife Lucie
1920
US census Sacramento, CA, lists wife Lucy Kilborn as divorced and living with Niece Jenet Henry

Research was very confusing for W. D. Kilborn. The records are not always accurate and were often misleading. However, the earliest record found that shows W. D. Kilborn as photographer is in 1894, partnered with W. S. Gilbert.

No other information available about W S Gilbert at this time.


It appears that W. D. Kilborn’s photography career ended about 1909 when he turned to theater management in Stockton, CA.

This cabinet card was finished in that brief period when W. D. Kilborn was partnered with W. S. Gibson in Lincoln, NE, around 1894.

Lincoln, NE, city directory - 1894

Sacramento, CA city directory - 1908

Lincoln (NB) Daily News - 27 Mar 1895

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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