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
Walton David Kilborn born
Lincoln, NE, city directory no Kilborn listed in residence or commercial section
Nevada, IA, marriage to Lucy A Bradford; document includes father and mother name
Lincoln, NE, city directory not available
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
US census as photographer; res 521 J
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer for A. K. Varney; res 810 8th
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer with Philbrick and Kilborn and Co. and with A K Varney & Co; res 812 8th
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer for A K Varney, 318 J
1905 - 1907
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer at 724 K
Sacramento, CA, city directory as photographer with Strakosch and Kilborn; wife Lucy also listed as photographer
Sacramento, CA, city directory lists D. Walter Kilborn; res 807 H; also lists David Kilborn, died Feb 7 1908 at age 81
Stockton, CA, city directory as manager of Lyric Theater
Stockton, CA, city directory as theater manager
1910 - 1912
Sacramento, CA, city directory no listing for Walton or wife Lucie
Stockton, CA, city directory no listing for Walton or wife Lucie
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.