Sunday, July 1, 2018

George Anthony Addison



Photographer G A Addison
Georgetown, TX
From contributor Ann Lind

reverse of card at left
From contributor Ann Lind

George Anthony Addison
(1853 - 1937)

Timeline Sources; US census, Newspaper items as noted,

1853 Sep 21
Mississippi, George Anthony Addison born to James George Addison and Jan Elizabeth Glenn
1880 Jan 11
Milan, TX, state records, G A Addison marries Ann Virginia Atkinson
1880 Jun 17
Bell, TX, US census as photographer living on parents farm
1883 Jun 24
Austin (TX) American, personals item mentions Addison of Taylor, TX, is staying at the Carrollton Hotel
1883 Oct 25
Georgetown (TX) Williamson County Sun news item says G A Addison has purchased the home and gallery of M M Ferguson in Georgetown, TX. He now has galleries in Round Rock and Taylor, TX

1883 Nov 22
Georgetown (TX) Williamson County Sun news item says Addison has moved to Georgetown and will be open o=for business on the 24th of November
1884 Jan 31
Georgetown (TX) Williamson County Sun news ad for Addison Gallery
1884 Aug 14
Georgetown (TX) Williamson County Sun news item says Addison has taken a picture of some workmen; second item mentions Addison is a member of a volunteer fire department
1885 May 21
Georgetown (TX) Williamson County Sun news item says a new installation prevented damage to the skylight at Addison Gallery
1885 Sep 17 and Oct 01
Georgetown (TX) Williamson County Sun small ad for G A Addison studio
1886 Apr 29
Georgetown (TX) Williamson County Sun news item says Addison will be taking pictures at the fireman’s picnic grounds


1886 Dec 19
Fort Worth (TX) Daily Gazette, small ad for sale of building mentions G A Addison of Georgetown, TX
1887 Aug 18
Georgetown (TX) Williamson County Sun news item says the firm of Addison and Grondal has been dissolved; This is a rather confusing item as it has been shown that B G Grondal, photographer, has firmly established his business in Lindsborg, KS, by May of 1887. Grondal apparently made a trip back to Georgetown/Round Rock, TX, during June and July of 1887. (See 1887 newspaper items on B R Grondal page)
1888 Sep 16
Austin (TX) American Statesman, small item says Addison has sold his home in Georgetown, TX, to R A John
1900 Jun 7
Apache, Kiowa, Comanche Indian territory, US census as photographer
1901 Sep 30
Gutherie (OK) Daily Leader news item mentions G A Addison as treasurer of a Wichita Mountains mining company, resident of Lawton
1910 Apr 29
Canadian, TX, US census as “own account”
1915 Jan 10
Wichita (KS) Daily Eagle news item mentions G A Addison of Canadian, TX, makes donation to charity

1915 Sep 30 through 0ct 21
Lipscomb (TX) Limelight, five small display ads say Addison of Canadian, TX, will be in Glazier, TX, every Wednesday
1920 Jan 10
Pampa, TX, US census as photographer
1920 Oct 31
Amarillo (TX) Daily News, large display ad lists Addison with Panhandle Association of Photographers
1924 Nov 20
Wheeler County (TX) Texan (Shamrock, TX) news item says Addison of Canadian has opened a studio in Shamrock, TX
1925 Aug 13
Wheeler County (TX) Texan (Shamrock, TX small display ad for Kodak Finishing ad Addison studio
1928 Mar 08
Shamrock (TX) Texan, large real estate display ad for “Addison Addition” G A Addison, owner
1930 Apr 03
Sayre, OK, US census as photographer
1934 Nov 14
Pampa (TX) Daily News, small item says G L and G A Addison are visiting in Fort Worth, TX
1937 Mar 05
Shamrock, TX, obituary, G A Addison dies at age 83 of bronchial pneumonia

The cabinet card at the top was probably finished between May of 1883 and September of 1888 at which time Addison has sold his home in Georgetown, TX

Austin (TX) American Statesman - 24 Jun 1883

Georgetown Williamson County Sun - 25 Oct 1883

Georgetown Williamson County Sun - 22 Nov 1883

Georgetown Williamson County Sun - 14 Aug 1884



Georgetown Williamson County Sun - 21 May 1885

Georgetown Williamson County Sun - 17 Sep 1885

Georgetown Williamson County Sun - 01 Oct 1885

Georgetown Williamson County Sun -
29 Apr 1886

Fort Worth (TX) Daily Gazette - 19 Dec 1886

Georgetown Williamson County Sun -
18 Aug 1887


Austin (TX) American Statesman - 20 Sep 1888

Guthrie (OK) Daily Reader - 30 Sep 1901


Lipscomb (TX) Limelight -
30 Sep through 21 Oct 1915

Amarillo (TX) Daily News - 31 Oct 1920

Wheeler County (Shamrock, TX) Texan -
20 Nov 1924

Wheeler County (Shamrock, TX) Texan -
13 Aug 1925

Wheeler County (Shamrock, TX) Texan -
08 Mar 1928

Pampa Daily News - 14 Nov 1934

Abilene (TX) Reporter - 14 Nov 1934



example from Ancestry site

example from Ancestry site
Scranton (PA) Republican - 11 Oct 1900


Example from auction site

example from auction site


example from auction site

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