Saturday, September 22, 2018

Cephas M Huddleston




Photographer: Huddleston
Newcastle, IN
(Blind Stamp)

Cephas M Huddleston
(1832-1914)

Cephas M Huddleston and his wife Carolyn worked as a photographic team. They didn’t seem to have a permanent studio but moved around, staying in a town for a week or two and then moving on or back to the home base in Spiceland, IN. Through newspaper items a few of his dates and locations can be established. The years between 1890 and 1910 are well documented.

There is a large collection of glass plate photographs by Cephas Huddleston at Indianahistory.org.

1832 Oct 17
Union County, IN, FindAGrave index, C M Huddleston is born to William Huddleston and Susana Osborn
1850
Union, IN, US census as farm labor living with parents
1859
Unknown location, C M Huddleston and Carolyn Scott are married

1860 Jul 26
Union, IN, US census Cephas Huddleston, 28, as farmer with 20 year old wife Carolyn and 9 month old son Foster; (See note)

It is not pertinent to the history of C M Huddleston as a photographer as he was still a farmer in 1860, but interesting to note: Huddleston and his family were enumerated twice in that decade's census. On 03 Aug 1860, just ten days after being counted in Union, Indiana, the US census in Marion, KS, enumerated S M Huddleston, 28, farmer, 19 year old wife Carolyn and one year old son Foster. (“Cephas” was occasionally mistaken as being spelled with an “S”.) The 1860 US census lists son Foster as being born in “K T” for Kansas Territory. (Kansas did not become a state until 1861.) In all later documents Foster Huddleston is shown as being born in Kansas.

1870 Jun 18
Union, IN, US census as photographer
1877 Jul 19
Iowa, state records, Son Ralph Waldo Huddleston is born
1880 Jun 23
Centerville, IA, US census, C F Huddleston as photographer; son Foster is also shown as photographer
1883 Feb 05
Allerton, IA, state records, son Sherman dies
1884 Dec 21
Henry County, IN, C M Huddleston and Mary Ella Butler are married
1890 Jun 19
Cambridge City (IN) Tribune small ad says Huddleston of Spiceland has located in Cambridge City to be photographer
1890 Nov 13
Cambridge City (IN) Tribune item says C M Huddleston is at Cottage Gallery in Cambridge City, IN
1891 Jul 30
Cambridge City (IN) Tribune says D M Huddleston will be relocating to New Castle, IN, August first


1891 Sep 29
Hamilton (OH) Evening Journal item says Mr and Mrs C M Huddleston have arrived in Hamilton, OH, from New Castle
1891 Nov 06
Hamilton (OH) Evening Journal item says Mr and Mrs C M Huddleston arrived last night in Liberty, IN, and will spend several days at the Cottage Gallery
1891 Nov 16
Hamilton (OH) Evening Journal items says Mr and Mrs C M Huddleston are visiting in Newcastle, IN
1892 Jun 19
Indianapolis (IN) Journal item says Mr and Mrs C M Huddleston are in Liberty, IN
1892 Aug 31
Hamilton (OH) Evening Journal item says C M Huddleston will begin work there Sep 08
1893 May 04
Hamilton (OH) Evening Journal item says C M Huddleston and wife have gone to Cambridge City, OH, for a few weeks
1893 Aug 08
Hamilton (OH) Evening Journal item says C M Huddleston and wife are in Hamilton, OH, for a few weeks

1895 Mar 21
Cambridge City (IN) Tribune item says C M Huddleston will be in Cambridge City, IN, at the end of March, in the Cottage Gallery
1895 May 07
Hamilton (OH) Daily Republican item says C M Huddleston of Liberty, IN, planning to open Cottage Gallery soon
1900 May 10
Cambridge City (IN) Tribune item says C M Huddleston will open Cottage Gallery beginning 19 May 1900 1900 Jun 15
Henry, IN, US census Huddleston as photographer; res Indiana av
1901 Jul 04
Cambridge City (IN) Tribune item says C M Huddleston will work in his Gallery each Saturday afternoon until further notice
1904 May 04
(Richmond, IN) Palladium-Item item says C M Huddleston of Spiceland, IN, is preparing his gallery in Richmond, IN
1904 Jun 08
(Richmond, IN) Palladium-Item item says Mr and Mrs C M Huddleston after working at the gallery on West Main st for the past two weeks have returned to Spiceland. IN

1904 Jul 02
(Richmond, IN) Palladium-Item item says thr building on West Main used by C M Huddleston has been sold to be used as a workshop
1906 Feb 06
The Richmond (IN) item says Mr and Mrs Cephas Huddleston of Spiceland have visitiors
1910 Apr 18
Spiceland, IN, US census as photographer; res Main st
1912
Los Angeles, CA, city directory as no occupation shown; res 3705 San Julian; sons Foster G and Ralph W living at 3729 San Julian
1914 Apr 05
Los Angeles, CA, CA death index, FindAGrave website, Cephas M Huddleston dies at age 81

The cabinet card at the top could have been done as early as August of 1891. Although there is no further documentation, C M Huddleston and his wife probably visited the town several times during their travels between 1890 and 1910.

There's a large collection of Huddleston photographs at Indiana Historical Society

The Cambridge City Tribune - 19 Jun 1890

The Cambridge City Tribune - 13 Nov 1890

The Cambridge City Tribune - 30 Jul 1891

Hamilton (OH) Evening Journal - 29 Sep 1891


Hamilton (OH) Evening Journal - 06 Nov 1891

Hamilton (OH) Evening Journal - 16 Nov 1891

The Indianapolis (IN) Journal - 19 Jun 1892

Hamilton (OH) Evening Journal - 31 Aug 1892

Hamilton (OH) Evening Journal - 04 May 1893

Hamilton (OH) Evening Journal - 08 Aug 1893

Cambridge City Tribune - 21 Mar 1895

Hamilton (OH) Daily Republican - 07 May 1895

Cambridge City Tribune - 10 May 1900

Cambridge City Tribune - 20 Jun 1901

The Palladium Item - 04 may 1904

The Palladium Item - 08 Jun 1904

The Palladium Item - 22 Jul 1904

The Richmond Item - 06 Feb 1906



photographer: Hudleston
New castle, Indiana
example from
Cabinet Card Gallery

photographer: Huddleston
example from the collection of
Frank Suvari
this card is dated by the owner: 1891

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