Monday, January 7, 2019

John C Cahoon


Photographer: Cahoon and Williams
Jackson, Ohio

reverse of card at left

This cabinet card must have been finished around 1882, that short period when Cahoon apparently had a partner named Williams.

J C Cahoon
(1832 - 1814)

John C Cahoon can be documented as a photographer from about 1863 to 1900 and with his own studio between 1867 and May of 1888. From the content of his advertising, he seemed to concentrate more on “Gems”, the tiny postage stamp print, and enlargements, rather than the cabinet card format.

Timeline
1832 Feb 29
Ohio State records, John C Cahoon is born to William Cahoon and Eveline Wood
1850
Raccoon, OH, US census J C Cahoon as farmer living with parents
1863
Raccoon, OH, Civil War registration John C Cahoon listed as “Artist”
1867 Jun & Jul
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news display ad shows Cahoon Art Gallery is in James Chestnut’s Hall next door to Isham House

1867 Oct 24, Nov 21, Dec 26
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard small news items say Cahoon Contemplates leaving picture business; Gallery over Star Furnace store
1868 Dec 24
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard small news item says Cahoon Gallery is still over Star Furnace Store
1869 Dec 30
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard small ad says Cahoon Gallery is still over Star Furnace Store
1870 Jul 26
Jackson, OH, US census J C Cahoon as photographer
1872
Jackson, Ohio, Ohio State Directory John C Cahoon as photographer
1872-1873
Jackson, Jackson, OH, Williams Ohio State directory, J C Cahoon as photographer
1873 Sep 25
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard small ad says J C Cahoon is now over Globe Furnace Store, Main st, opposite Public Square


1874 Dec 24, 1875 Mar 04
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard item warning of damages of sun and wind to a face; Gallery now opposite Court House
1875-1876
Jackson, Jackson, OH, Williams Ohio State directory, J C Cahoon as photographer, Main st
1876 Jun 15
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news item says J C Cahoon Gallery destroyed by fire and will reopen in the old location over Globe Store on Main as soon as possible
1876 Oct 12, Nov 02, Dec 07
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news ad says J C Cahoon Gallery is now open again
1878 May 30, 1878 Jul 04
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news ad says J C Cahoon will do postage stamp size photographs, location not given
1879 Jan 02
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news ad for J C Cahoon work, address not given
1880 Jun 03
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news ad for J C Cahoon work, address not given

1880 Jun 22
Jackson, OH, US census J C Cahoon as no occupation shown; res 351
1880 Sep 23
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news ad for J C Cahoon work, address not given
1882 Jul 06
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news item says J C Cahoon is making improvements to his residence on South Street
1882 Oct 05
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news ad says J C Cahoon has made improvements to his Gallery and has taken on a partner, Mr Hugh B Williams of Pomeroy, OH; location not shown
1884 Dec 11
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news ad for JC Cahoon Gallery, no address shown
1885 Feb 05
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news item says J C Cahoon traveled to Hamilton Township to take pictures
1885 Apr 16
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news item says J C Cahoon and Wm H Nickell took pictures at G A R post in April

1887 Apr 14, Sep 22
Jackson, OH, Jackson (OH) Standard news ad Cahoon Gallery is located opp. the New Jail
1888 May 03
Jackson (OH) Standard news item says John Cahoon sold his gallery to J B Neff but will work as assistant
1891 Mar 11
US appointments, Cahoon appointed as US postmaster at Banner, OH
1897
Columbus, OH, city directory, Cahoon NOT listed
1898, 1899,
Columbus, OH, city directory, Cahoon, no occupation shown; res 521 n 20th (boarding with daughter’s family)
1900
Marion, OH, US census, as photographer; res Chase st.
1900, 1901
Columbus, OH, city directory, Cahoon, no occupation shown; res boards at ne cor Chase and 10th
1902, 1903, 1904
Columbus, OH, city directory, Cahoon, no occupation shown; res 143 n 20th

1905, 1906, 1907, 1908
Columbus, OH, city directory, Cahoon, no occupation shown; res 219 Taylor
1909
Columbus, Oh, city directory, Cahoon, no occupation shown; res 239 Taylor (as John A Cahoon, but same address as daughter’s family)
1910
Columbus, Oh, city directory, J C Cahoon, 237 Taylor (as John A Cahoon)
1910
Columbus, OH, US census J C Cahoon, widowed, living with daughter’s family, no occupation listed
1911
Columbus, OH, city directory, J C Cahoon NOT listed
1912
Columbus, OH, city directory, J C Cahoon at 1618 Pembroke (with daughter’s family)
1913, 1914
Columbus, OH, city directory, J C Cahoon NOT listed
1914 Jun 24
Gallipolis, OH, state records. John C Cahoon dies at the age of 82


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 08 Nov 1866

The Jackson (OH) Standard - 24 Oct 1867

The Jackson (OH) Standard - 24 Dex 1868


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 30 Dec 1869

The Jackson (OH) Standard - 25 Sep 1873


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 24 Sep 1874

The Jackson (OH) Standard - 04 Mar 1875


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 15 Jun 1876


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 07 Dec 1876


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 04 Jul 1878

The Jackson (OH) Standard - 02 Jan 1879


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 03 Jun 1880

The Jackson (OH) Standard - 23 Sep 1880


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 05 Oct 1882


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 11 Dec 1884

The Jackson (OH) Standard - 05 Feb 1885

Note the above:
If the descendants in the Dever's family have these photographs, this is when they were taken!


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 16 Apr 1885


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 14 May 1885

The Jackson (OH) Standard - 14 Apr 1887


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 22 Sep 1887

The Jackson (OH) Standard - 26 Apr 1888

Note the above:
Is this the Williams mentioned in this news item the Hugh B Williams mentioned in the item from 05 Oct 1882?
(See item in previous row.)


The Jackson (OH) Standard - 03 May 1888

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