Monday, April 22, 2019

Ephraim G Clements



photographer: Clements
129 s 11th, Lincoln, NE

photographer: Clements
129 s 11th, Lincoln, NE

Dating a cabinet card from Ephraim Clements will be fairly easy. After starting in the business at “17 9th, bet P and Q”, he then operated a photograph studio he called the “Legislative Gallery” at 129 s 11th in Lincoln, NE, from 1883 to 1912. It looks like he lived in the same residence all that time too. Then he and his wife moved to Eugene, OR, and apparently retired from business.

Ephraim G. Clements
(1843 - 1926)

1843 Jul 13
Sennett, NY, state records Ephriam G Clements is born to George William Clements and Harriet A Richards
1861, 1862
Marcellus, NY, Military service
1865
Marcellus, NY, state census, Ephraim G Clements as student
1866 Dec 10
New York, NY, state records, E G Clements marries Dora M Conine
1869 Oct 23
Weeklky Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, NE) small item mentions Clements and a partner Andrews with their studio on 10th st

1870 Dec
Location uncertain, wife Dora M Conine dies at age 27
1871 Sep 06
Lincoln, NE, state records, E G Clements marries Mary Angeline Scoggin
1873
Lincoln, NE, city directory, Ephraim G Clements as Grocer; 17 9th, bet P and Q; res s Q bet 8th and 9th
1875
Lincoln, NE, state census, E H Clements as farmer; wife M A Clements
1878
Lincoln, NE, city directory E G Clements as photographer, P street east of 9th fr New York, res cor 8th and Q streets
1879 Jan 01
(Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal small item mentions E G Clements without a partner, that he has been "in and out of business” for several years
1880
Lincoln, NE, US census E G Clements as photographer, wife Mary A; res: P street
1881 Nov 25
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star small item says Clements new gallery is over the Kleutsch Saloon


1882 Sep 08
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star small item says Mrs L Carter, spirit photographer is in town at Clements Gallery on 11th st
1882 Nov 23
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star small item says Arthur Alexander is now working at Clements gallery
1883
Lincoln, NE, city directory, E G Clements as photographer, 129 s 11th; res 630 n 13th
1883 Sep 04
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star, small item says Miss Kate Merrill will be in charge of the gallery on 10th street while Clements is away
1884 Jun 20
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star, small item says E G Clements has 11th street gallery
1886, 1887
Lincoln, NE, city directory E G Clements as photographer, 120 s 11th; res 646 n 13th
1887 Jan 11
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star small item mentions Clements gallery at 129 s 11th
1889
Lincoln, NE, city directory George Clements as photographer 129 s 11th; res 646 n 13th
1891, 1893, 1894, 1897
Lincoln NE, city directory, Ephraim G Clements as photographer at 129 s 11th; res 646 n 13th

1899, 1900
Lincoln NE, city directory, Ephraim G Clements as photographer (proprietor of the Legislative Gallery) 129 s 11th; res 646 n 13th
1900 Jun 14
Lincoln, NE, US census, E G Clements as photographer; res 646 North 13th
1900 Jul 04
Lincoln, NE, state records, wife Mary Angeline Scoggin dies at age 55 (see below for obit)
1901, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910,
Lincoln NE, city directory, Ephraim G Clements as photographer (proprietor of the Legislative Gallery) 129 s 11th; res 646 n 13th
1910
Lincoln, NE, state records, E G Clements marries Eliza S Brooks
1911, 1912
Lincoln NE, city directory, Ephraim G Clements as photographer (proprietor of the Legislative Gallery) 129 s 11th; res 646 n 13th
1914
Eugene, OR, city directory, Ephraim G Clements and Eliza; res 1144 Charnelton; no occupation shown
1918
Eugene, OR, city directory, Ephraim G Clements and Eliza; res 1417 Olive; no occupation shown

1920
Eugene, OR, US census E G Clements no occupation shown
1921
Eugene, OR, city directory Ephraim G Clements; res 1417 s Olive; no occupation shown
1923 Apr 08
Lane, OR, state records, wife Eliza S Brooks dies at age 80
1925
Eugene, OR, city directory Ephraim G Clements; res 1417 Olive
1926 Aug 28
Eugene (OR) Guard news item says E G Clements was struck by a car and it resting easy
1926 Oct 15
Eugene, OR, state records, Ephraim G Clements dies at age 83


(Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal - 23 Oct 1869

(Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal - 01 Jan 1879


Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - 24 Nov 1881


Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - 20 Jun 1882


Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - 30 Aug 1882


Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - 08 Sep 1882

Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - 23 Nov 1882


Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - 04 Sep 1883


Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - 02 Jan 1884


Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - 20 Jun 1884

(Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal - 11 Jan 1887


Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - 08 Oct 1891


Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - 16 Jun 1892

Lincoln (NE) Courier - 27 Jan 1900

Lincoln (NE) State Journal - 05 Jul 1900


Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - 11 Jul 1907

Eugene (OR) Morning Register - 09 Oct 1915


Eugene (OR) Guard - 28 Aug 1926



This is reported to be a portrait of Ephraim G Clements.
Sorce: Ancestry.com

photographer: Clements
129 S 11th, Lincoln, NE
This also is labeled Ephraim G Clements
example from Geni.com

photographer: Clements
129 s 11th, Lincoln, NE
example from Ancestry.com (labeled "Ephraim in uniform")

photographer: Clements
129 s 11th, Lincoln, NE
example from Ancestry.com


photographer Clements
Ottumwa, IA
example from auction site

The example at the left may not be the same Clements. No evidence has been found so far that E G Clements was in Ottumwa, IA. But, Ottumwa, IA, is only 223 miles from Lincoln, NE, and probably both were on the same rail line. Given the similarity of the imprints, it is probably the same Clements, from between 1860 and 1869.


photographer Clements and Ross
Denver Colorado

Clements and Ross. Did Ephraim Clements stop for a while in Denver, CO, on his way to Oregon? Could be. No documented connections have been made.

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