Monday, May 6, 2019

Arthur Clifford Paris



photographer: A C Paris
11 & 13 w Commerce st, San Antonio, TX

There were several people named Arthur Paris in the right era. There was a stone cutter, a barber, a brick maker and a shoemaker. But there was only one A C Paris found in San Antonio, TX.

Arthur Clifford Paris
(1862 - 1894)

1862 Jun 18
England, UK, church records, Arthur Clifford Paris is born to George Paris and Ann Paris
1865 Apr 20
Herriard, Hampshire, England, church records, A C Clifford is baptized
1879 Sep 24
Victoria passenger list, A C Paris lands in the US at 17 years old
1877, 1879, 1881
San Antonio, TX, city directory, A C Paris NOT listed
1880
Bexar, TX, US census, A C Paris works for R C Harn, Texas Lightning Rods; bds same
1881 Oct
Texas, state records, son Frank L Paris is born
1882 May 20
San Antonio, TX, state records daughter Clara Paris is born
1883
San Antonio, TX, city directory, Arthur Paris for R C Harn, Texas Lightning Rods; bds same

1885
San Antonio, TX, city directory, A C Paris NOT listed; S E Gillette as photographer at 215 w Commerce
1887
San Antonio, TX, city directory, Arthur C Paris as photographer with A C Paris and Co, (A C Paris and Sam Gillett, 10 E Houston ); res al. bt St Mary, Navarro Travis, Pecan (Does that mean “the alley between Navarro Travis and Pecan”?)
1891
San Antonio, TX, city directory, Arthur C Paris, photographer w/Paris and Rothwell, 11 & 13 w Commerce; res 16 Nacional
1892
San Antonio, TX, city directory Arthur C Paris as photographer with Paris and Rothwell; res 118 Nacional
1893
San Antonio, TX, city directory A C Paris as photographer with Paris and Rothwell;
1894 Oct 27
San Antonio, TX, state records, Arthur C Paris dies at age 32
1895
San Antonio, TX, city directory Mary Paris (wid A C) as photographer with Paris and Rothwell, 107 w Commerce; res 109 Centre
1897
San Antonio, TX city directory, Mary Paris (Wid A C) no occupation listed, at 119 Centre; no longer listed with Rothwell

1910
San Antonio, TX, city directory A C Paris as deceased, Mary Paris, widow of Arthur C Paris

It appears Paris worked with Rothwell from 1891 to his death in 1894. Then his wife Mary continued the partnership for about a year after that. Paris and Rothwell were at 11 & 13 Commerce Street around 1891. This card by Paris alone was probably done just before 1891 but after is apparent partneship with Sam Gillett in 1887.

San Antonio (TX) Light - 04 Nov 1938
obit for son Frank



San Antonio (TX) Light - 19 Feb 1930
obit for Mary Paris


photographers: Paris and Rothwell
11 & 13 Commerce, San Antonio, TX

reverse of card at left

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