Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Sours Brothers


photographer: Sours Bros
cor 6th & Edmond st
St Joseph, MO

Robert S Sours
(1861 - 1926)
Charles Wesley Sours
(1859 - 1946)

1861
Virginia, Robert S Sours is born
1864
Virginia, Charles Wesley Sours is born
1868
St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald dated 1888 Dec 02 item says Sours has been a resident for 20 years
1882
St Joseph, MO, city directory Charles Sours as photographic printer for R Uhlman; res ns Jule, bet 2d and 3d
1884 Dec 12
St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald small ad for Sours Bros, sixth and Edmond, ground floor
1885 Jan 22 and 1885 Mar 08
St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald small display ad for Sours Bros, 517 Edmond St, near Sixth
1885 Apr 08
St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald small display ad for Sours Bros, third door west of 6th

1886 Mar 03
St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald small ad for R Sours at corner of Sixth and Edmond
1886 Nov 16
Junction City (KS) Sentinel small ad says R Sours and C W Sours with C E Gosha have opened a gallery at Seventh and Jefferson streets
1886 Nov 16
St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald small ad for “Mister” Sours at 7th and Jefferson (This is a branch location in Junction City, KS)
1887
St Joseph, MO, city directory R S Sours as photographer at 517 Edmond; res 814 Charles;
Charles Sours as printer for A Lozo; res 814 Charles
1888
St Joseph, MO, city directory R S Sours as photographer at 517 Edmond; res 9th and Charles;
Charles Sours as printer for R S Sours; res sw cor Charles
1888 Sep 07
St Joseph, MO, city directory small ad for Sours, “Leading photographer” of St Joseph, corner of sixth and Edmond

1888 Dec 02
St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald news item describes Sours and his brother “C U” Sours have opened a gallery at Eighth and Jefferson in St Joseph, MO
1888 Dec 22 and 1888 Dec 25
St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald small item says R Sours has “removed” to the Eighth and Felix gallery (this implies the gallery at sixth and Edmond is closed
1889
St Joseph, MO, city directory R S Sours as photographer at 723 Felix; res 1025 Sylvanie
Charles W Sours as printer for R S Sours; res 1024 Sylvanie
1889
St Joseph, MO, city directory full page ad shows “Sours” at Eighth and Felix
1889 Apr 18 and 1889 Apr 20
St Joseph (MO) Herald small ad says R Sours is at Eighth and Felix
1889 May 14
St Joseph (MO) Herald news item describes R Sours as victimized by partner H H Savage;


1889 Jun 15
Wichita (KS) Daily Eagle news item describes R Sours in St Joseph, MO, as victimized by partner H Humphrey Savage
1889 Nov 16
Junction City (KS) Weekly News item mentions R Sours at his “Permanent” location at the corner of Seventh and Jefferson in Junction City, KS
1890
St Joseph, MO, city directory R S Sours NOT listed
1890, 1891
Denver, CO, city directory Robert S Sours as operator for Sours and Company;
C W Sours, photographer for Sours and Company at 1705 Champa
1892
Denver CO, city directory, Robert S Sours as photographer at 1705 Champa;
Charles W Sours now listed as photographer for R S Sours
1893, 1894
Denver CO, city directory, neither Robert S Sours nor Charles W Sours are listed

1893 and 1895
Missouri, according to the US census of 1910, both children of Charles Wesley Sours are recorded as born in Missouri; none of the immediate family have been found in the 1900 US census to support this;
1895
Denver CO, city directory, Robert S Sours as photographer at 2100 Larimer; res 1115 21st; Mrs as dressmaker;
Charles W Sours as photographer at Globe Photo Co 906 15th
1896
Denver CO, city directory, Robert S Sours as photographer for Globe Photo Co, rms 803 20th; Charles W Sours as proprietor of Globe Photo co 13, 906 15th
1897, 1898
Denver CO, city directory, neither Robert S Sours nor Charles W Sours are listed
1898
Leadville, CO, city directory, Robert S Sours as photographer at 219 Harrison; C W Sours not listed

1899
Butte, MT, city directory, Robert S Sours as photographer at 67 e Park; rms same;
C W Sours not listed
1899
Leadville, CO, city directory, Charles W Sours as photographer at 219 Harrison
1900
Denver, CO, city directory, neither Robert S Sours nor Charles W Sours are listed
1900 Mar 18
St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald small item mentions “Sours and Sheldon” gallery open for business at 114 s Eighth st; (note: this is probably operated by Sheldon because other documents show Sours has apparently moved on)
1900 May 05
Catholic Tribune news item mentions Sours and Sheldon at 114 s Eighth Street; (see previous note)
1900
Butte, MT, city directory, Robert S Sours as photographer at 67 e Park; rms same;

1900
Butte, MT, city directory, C W Sours as photographer at 323 e Park, res same; However: the 1900 US census in June does not show Robert S Sours at the 67 e Park address, which is a rooming house; The pages which would show 323 e Park seem to be missing. (ward 02, dist 104)
1900 Jun 04
Denver CO, US census Robert S Sours is photographer; res 1409 Champa; Charles W Sours was not found in the Denver, CO, census
1901
Denver, CO, city directory, neither Robert S Sours nor Charles W Sours are listed
Omaha, NE, city directory, neither Robert S Sours nor Charles W Sours are listed
1902
Omaha, NE, city directory, Robt S Sours as operator for B E Hughes photographers; res 1608 Cumming; Chas W Sours as photographer at 1304 William
1904
Butte, MT, city directory neither Robert S Sours nor Charles W Sours are listed


1904 Jul 19
Daily Deadwood (CO) Pioneer news item about the daughter of R S Sours apparently residents of Deadwood, CO
1903 - 1905
South Dakota, state census of 1905 says that R S Sours has been resident since 1903
1907
Sheridan, WY, city directory Robert S Sours as photographer at 3 n Main; res same
1908
Sheridan, WY, city directory Robert S Sours as photographer at 19 Main; res Beaver nr Elk
1910
Sheridan, WY, city directory Robert S Sours as photographer has moved to Buffalo, WY
1910
Sheridan, WY, city directory says Sours is a photographer in Buffalo (WY)
1910
Howard, NE, US census, Charles W Sours as photographer; res Adams Ave
1912
Sheridan, WY, city directory Robert S Sours as photographer, proprietor of Elite Studio; business pages list him as Sours, R S, Buffalo

1915
Sheridan, WY, city directory Robert S Sours NOT listed
1920
Newcastle, WY, US census Charles W Sours as photographer (now divorced)
1926
Buffalo, WY, Find A Grave index, Robert Sours dies (unconfirmed)
1935
Newcastle, Wy, US census of 1940 says Charles W Sours was resident
1940
Newcastle, WY, US census, Charles W Sours as no occupation
1949 Jan 06
Sheridan, WY, state records, Charles W Sours dies (unconfirmed)

The cabinet card at the top must have been finished in that period when the Sours brothers were working together at Sixth and Edmond, December of 1884 to December of 1888.

St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald - 21 Dec 1884


St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald - 22 Jan 1885

St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald - 08 Mar 1885


St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald - 08 Apr 1885


St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald - 03 Mar 1886


Junction City (KS) Sentinel - 16 Nov 1886

Junction City (KS) Sentinel - 16 Nov 1886


The (Union, MO) Tribune - 29 Jul 1887
An identical story was carried in several newspapers in Kansas and Missouri

St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald - 07 Sep 1888

St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald - 02 Dec 1888

St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald - 22 Dec 1888


St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald - 25 Dec 1888


St Joseph (MO) Gazette Herald - 20 Apr 1889


St Joseph, MO, city directory - 1889

St Joseph (MO) Herald - 18 Apr 1889


St Joseph (MO) Herald - 20 Apr 1889

St Joseph (MO) Herald - 14 May 1889

The (Wichita, KS) Daily Eagle - 15 May 1889


The (St Joseph, MO) Catholic Tribune - 05 Oct 1889


Junction City (KS) Weekly Union - 16 Nov 1889


St Joseph (MO) Herald - 18 mar 1900

The (St Joseph, MO) Catholic Tribune - 05 May 1900


Deadwood (CO) Pioneer Times - 19 Jul 1904

Sheridan,WY, city directory ad - 1910

Buffalo, WY, is 35 miles from Sheridan, WY

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