Saturday, February 2, 2019

Davies and Rayburn



photographer; Davies and Rayburn
Southwest corner Fifth and Main
Little Rock, AR

Thomas Boldregard Rayburn
(1861-1938)

1861 Aug 13
Arkadelphia, AR, state records, T B Rayburn is born to Elisha Turner Rayburn and Lucinda Johnson
1864 Aug 23
Rock Island, IL, state records, T B Rayburn’s father Elisha Turner Rayburn dies as a confederate soldier
1871
Little Rock, AR, city directory, Lucinda Rayburn, Thomas Raburn’s mother is listed as widow at 206 Gaines
1872
Little Rock, AR, city directory, Lucinda Rayburn, Thomas Raburn’s mother is listed as widow; res e of Arsenal nr 11th
1873
Little Rock, AR, city directory, no Rayburn is listed
1874-1875
directories are not available
1876, 1877, 1878, 1880
Little Rock, AR, city directory, T B Rayburn NOT listed; no Rayburn is listed

1880 Jun 11
Little Rock, Ar, US census, Rayburn as photographer; at 18, living with his sister Julia and husband
1881, 1883
Little Rock, AR, city directory NO Rayburn listed
1882,1884, 1885
Little Rock, AR, city directory not available
1886, 1887
Little Rock, AR, city directory, Thomas B Rayburn as photographer with Davies and Rayburn at 500 Main; res 14th and Bishop
1886 Feb 28
(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette, item mentions partnership of Davies and Rayburn
1886 Dec 22
Macon, IL, family trees, T B Rayburn marries Sylvia Shaffer; there is some question whether this marriage actually occurred, sources do not all agree
1887
Little Rock, AR, city directory, Thomas B Rayburn as photographer with Davies and Rayburn at 500 Main ;res: same;
1887 Jun 15
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat, item says Davies and Rayburn have purchased the Banks Gallery

1887 Dec 25
(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette, item mentions Davies and Rayburn at 120 Main st
1888 Jan 08
(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette, item says Rayburn and Davies are at 120 Main st
1888 Nov 04
(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette, item says “Reyburn” and Davies worked for Lou Mabb
1889 Apr 17
(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette, item says Davies and Rayburn are dissolving partnership; Davies will continue at the old address and Rayburn is moving to 5th and Main
1889 Jul 13
Osceola (AR) Times, item mentions Thomas B Rayburn is in custody for his child
1890
Little Rock, AR, city directory, Thomas B Rayburn as photographer; res 715 Arch; M C Davies as photographer at 120 ½ Main; no listing for Davies and Rayburn
1891 Oct 05
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat, item says Rayburn will be at Elite studio on 2nd st


1892
city directory not available
1893
Little Rock, AR, city directory, T B Rayburn NOT listed; his mother Lucinda (Widow of Elisha) is listed at 715 Arch
1894
Little Rock, AR, city directory not available
1895
Little Rock, AR, city directory; M C Rayburn NOT listed; his mother Lucinda (Widow of Elisha) is listed at 715 Arch
1896
Little Rock, AR, city directory not available
1897
Little Rock, AR, city directory, Thomas B Rayburn as photographer at 101 w 6th; res 322 w 21st
1898
Little Rock city directory not available
1898 Dec 12
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat, item mentions Rayburn and Roberts studio at 612 Scott st

1899
Little Rock, AR, city directory, Thomas B Rayburn as photographer with Rayburn and Roberts (George H Roberts) at 612-615 Scott; res 1901 Gaines; Lucinda, his mother now boarding at same address
1899 Sep 14
(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette, item mentions T B Rayburn of 612 Scott, is dissolving partnership with G H Roberts
1900
Little Rock, AR, city directory, T B Rayburn as photographer at 612 Scott; res 1604 Scott; Lucinda Rayburn same address
1900 May 18
(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette, item mentions Rayburn studio at 612 Scott st
1901 Jul 18
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat, item mentions Rayburn studio at 612 Scott st
1903 Apr 09
(Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat, item mentions Rayburn’s move from 612 Scott st to 618 ½ Main st

1906, 1907, 1908, 1910
Little Rock, AR, city directory, Thomas B Rayburn as photographer at 814 Main; res 119 McGowan
1911, 1912
Little Rock, AR, city directory, Thomas B Rayburn as photographer at 823 Center; res same (Dora B Rayburn as artist same address
1913
Little Rock, AR, city directory, Thomas B Rayburn as photographer at 604 ½ Main; res:406 Johnson
1914
Little Rock, AR, city directory, T B Rayburn NOT listed
1914, 1915
San Antonio, TX, city directory, T B Rayburn NOT listed
1916, 1917, 1918, 1919
San Antonio, TX, city directory, Tom B Rayburn as photographer at Barr’s Studio
1921
San Antonio, TX, city directory, Tom B Rayburn as photographer at Smith Studio

1922
San Antonio, TX, city directory, T B Rayburn as photographer, no studio listed
1924
San Antonio, TX, city directory, T B Rayburn as photographer with Rayburn and Smithers, 211 ½ Broadway
1926, 1927, 1929
San Antonio, TX, city directory, thos B Rayburn as photographer at Rayburn’s studio 1109 Main av; res Same
1931, 1934
San Antonio, TX, city directory, Thos B Rayburn ; res 735 Bailey av; NOT listed in business pages
1936, 1937
San Antonio, TX, city directory, missing pages
1938 Nov 18
San Antonio, TX, death certificate, Thomas B Rayburn dies at age 77

It appears that Rayburn and Davies worked together only from 1886 to 1889.




photographer Davies
120 1/2 Main, Little Rock, AR
example from mjaux on Flickr

photographer Rayburn
Fort Smith, AR
example from Langdon Road

photographer: Davies Studio
NW Cor 3rd and Morrison streets, Portland, OR
Note: No connection to Davies of Little Rock, AR, has been found
example found on pinterest

photographer Davies
12th and Grand, Kansas City, MO
Note: No connection to Davies of Little Rock, AR, has been found
example from mjaux on Flickr

Monte Christo Davies
(1859 - 1920)

The life of M C Davies was a little harder to follow. His name was often misspelled in many documents. The sparse records found so far show his photographic career seems to span only from 1886 to 1893. He disappears from Little Rock, AR, records in 1893. He probably just moved to another town or perhaps had a rural address, but he left no trail.

About the time M C Davies disappears from Little Rock, AR, another Davies, photographer, shows up in records in Portland, OR. The Oregon Davies is G W Davies and not Monte Christo Davies. No connection has been made.

1859 Jul
Decatur, IL, Monte Christo Davies is born to Lemuel Guy Davies and Mary CYrena Johannsen (if some family trees are to be believed)
1876
Little Rock, AR, city directory Monte Davies with A Davies and Bro; bds College 3d of Dodge

1879
Arkansas Democrat (of Little Rock) news item mentions M C Davies appointed as first free delivery postman
1881
Little Rock, AR, register of civil, military service; Monte C Davies as postal clerk
1882, 1884, 1885 Little Rock, AR, city directory not available
1883 Mar 28
Marion County, IN, county records, Monte Christo Davies marries Adda M Inglis
1886
Little Rock, city directory, Monte C. Davies (Davies and Rayburn and Davies & Sons) Money Order Clk at post office; res 1008 College; Note: there is some question in whether he was all three. Davies & Sons is listed as Horace, MC, L and L Davies, Jr; Davies and Rayburn was M C Davies and T B Rayburn; was he also money order clerk at the post office? The following year he is listed as associated only with Davies and Rayburn
1886 Feb 28
(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette, item mentions partnership of Davies and Rayburn

1887
Little Rock, AR, city directory, Monte C Davies as photographer with Davies and Rayburn at 500 Main; res apparently same
1887 Dec 25
(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette, item mentions Davies and Rayburn at 120 Main st
1888 Jan 08
(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette, item says Rayburn and Davies are at 120 Main st
1888 Nov 04
(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette, item says “Reyburn” and Davies worked for Lou Mabb
1889 Apr 17
(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette, item says Davies and Rayburn are dissolving partnership; Davies will continue at the old address and Rayburn is moving to 5th and Main
1890
Little Rock, AR, city directory, Monte C Davies as photographer at 120 ½ Main; also listed with Davies and Sons (A & MC Davies); no listing for Davies and Rayburn

1893
Little Rock, AR, city directory Monte C Davies is NOT listed; Davies Photograph Gallery is still at 120 ½ Main, operated by C R Johnson; in the same book ads proclaim C R Johnson is the proprietor at 120 ½ Main;
1895
Little Rock, AR, city directory; M C Davies NOT listed;
1896
Little Rock, AR, city directory not available
1897, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1907, 1919
Little Rock, AR, city directory, M C Davies NOT listed
1920
Undocumented estimate based on family trees on Ancestry. Monte Christo Davies dies at age 62

Nothing has been found on M C Davies after 1895.


(Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette - 28 Feb 1886


(Little Rock)Arkansas Democrat - 03 Dec 1886


(Little Rock)Arkansas Democrat - 15 Jun 1887

Little Rock Daily Arkansas Gazette - 17 Nov 1887

Little Rock (AR) Democrat - 17 Dec 1887

Little Rock Daily Arkansas Gazette - 04 Nov 1888


Little Rock Daily Arkansas Gazette - 17 Apr 1889


Osceola Bark Times - 13 Jul 1889

Little Rock, Arkansas Democrat - 03 Oct 1891


Little Rock, Arkansas Democrat - 05 Oct 1891


Typical city directory ad 1893


Little Rock, Arkansas Democrat - 08 Aug 1898


Little Rock, Arkansas Democrat - 06 Dec 1898

Typical city directory ad for 1899


Little Rock Daily Arkansas Gazette - 14 Sep 1899


Little Rock Daily Arkansas Gazette - 18 May 1900


Little Rock, Arkansas Democrat - 21 Aug 1900

Little Rock, Arkansas Democrat - 18 Jul 1901


Little Rock, Arkansas Democrat - 27 Dec 1902

Little Rock, Arkansas Democrat - 09 Apr 1903




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