Sunday, November 26, 2017

George W Varney


photographer: Varney - Chicago

reverse of cabinet at left

George William Varney
(1860 - 1925)

Sources: US census, city directories

1860 Mar 04

George W Varney is born in York County, Maine
1870
Berwick, ME, US census, at ten years old
1878
Chicago, IL, city directory, No listing in business pages or residential pages
1880
Denver, CO, US census, at 20 no occupation listed; voter registration is in Chicago, IL
1882
Chicago, IL, city directory, as photographer; bds 1057 Monroe; not in business pages
1883, 1884
Chicago, IL, city directory not available
1885
Chicago, IL, city directory, as photographer with Perry and Varney, 3800 Cottage Grove av; res same; Henry B Perry res Hyde Park

1886
Chicago, IL, city directory not available
1887
Chicago, IL, city directory, as photographer at 189 Wabash; res bds 3802 Langley
1888, 1889
Chicago, IL, city directory, as photographer at 3915 Cottage Grove; res 4919 Champlain; 1889 - 1890 photography business pages missing, no res pages after “Q”
1890
Chicago, IL, voter registration, res 4519 Champlain
1891 through 1899
Chicago, IL, city directories are either incomplete or unavailable
1900
Chicago, IL, US census as photographer; res 4849 Langley; city directory: pages after Merriman not available
1901
Chicago, IL, city directory pages after McCollum not available
1902, 1903
Chicago, IL, city directory NOT listed in business section or residential


1904 - 1907
Chicago, IL, city directory, as photographer at 3937 Drexel; res same; directory starts at Mut-Man
1908
Chicago, IL, city directory many pages missing
1909
Chicago, IL, city no residential pages; directory Not in business pages
1910
Chicago, IL, US census, as photographer; res 4504 Forestville
1911 - 1917
Chicago, IL, city directory, as photographer at 3945 Drexel; res 4504 Forestville
1916
Chicago, IL, city directory, no listing in business pages; no residential pages
1918 - 1919
Chicago, IL, city directory, NOT listed in business pages, No residential pages available
1920 Jan 13
Chicago, IL, US census, as photographer; res 4504 Forestville; no listing in city directory business pages

1921, 1922, 1923
Chicago, IL, city directory NOT listed in business pages. No residential pages available
1924
Chicago, IL, city directory, not available
1925
Chicago, IL, city directory, not listed in business pages; no residential pages
1925
Jan 09 Chicago, IL, G W Varney dies of a heart attack while visiting a photography shop on s 63rd st, Chicago

The only document that finds him outside of Chicago, IL, is in 1880 when he was in Denver, CO, and even then his voter registration is still in Chicago. The address on the reverse of the card is 3915 Cottage Grove Avenue dating it to about 1888-1889. Chicago city directories 1890 through 1899 are unavailable or incomplete so it is not certain how long he was at that address. By 1900 he had moved to 4849 Langley.

Also this card stock has gilt edges, a feature popular between 1866 and 1890.


photographer: Varney, Chicago, IL
This one would have been finished around
1911 to 1917.
Example found on the Pinterest - no credit shown

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