Friday, June 28, 2019

Richard R Smith


photographer: Smith and Hooper

This page is to determine whether Richard R Smith could be the SMITH of Hooper and Smith.

Richard R Smith seems to have had many interests. In various places he was listed as “showman”, photographer, “bathroom cabinet salesman” and local politician, including judge.

Very little else has been learned about R R Smith of Larned, KS, except that he really was a photographer for a period at least from 1890 to 1906. His brother C W Smith seems to have actually been the operator of the photograph studio in Larned, KS, at least around 1906. And his family really was a descendant of the “original” John Smith, historical pilgrim to the Americas.

Richard R Smith
(1853 - ?)

1853 May
Iowa, state records, Richard R Smith is born
1885 Mar 01
Pleasant Valley, KS, state census, R R Smith as farmer
1890 Apr 11
Larned (KS) Eagle, news item R R Smith has exhibition of photographs
1892 Feb 19
Larned (KS) Eagle Optic, news item says R R Smith has left his brother C W Smith in charge of the photograph gallery; R R Smith is now in Iowa en-route to Illinois

1892 Mar 11
Larned (KS) Eagle Optic, news item says R R Smith will be in Illinois for two months
1892 Aug 05
Larned (KS) Chronoscope, news item says R R Smith has remodeled the gallery
1895 Mar 01
Larned, KS, state census, R R Smith as musician, C N Smith as photographer (apparently at same address)
1899 Jun 16
Larned (KS) Tiller and Toiler, small ad says R R Smith is now selling “Bath Cabinets” at his photograph
Gallery
1899 Jun 23
Larned (KS) Tiller and Toiler, small ad says photographer Smith has property for sale and rent
1900 Jun 06
Larned, KS, US census, R R Smith as photographer; res Broadway st
1904 Mar 18
Larned (KS) Chronoscope small item says R R Smith took a photograph of president Roosevelt while in California; mentions Smith is an ex-judge
1905 Mar 01
Larned, KS, state census, R R Smith as “showman”

1905 Oct 27
Larned (KS) Tiller and Toiler news item says Judge R R Smith as finished the summer tour with the motion picture show and will open in Larned Oct 30
1906 Mar 30
Larned (KS) Tiller and Toiler news item says R R Smith will show titled “Slum and Deaconess work in Chicago"
1906 May 04
Larned (KS) Tiller and Toiler news item says R R Smith and J A Schnack will begin their animated picture show May 07
1906 Jun 28
Larned (KS) Tiller and Toiler news item says R R Smith and J A Schnack will give free show at convention hall Saturday night
1915
Larned, KS, state census, R R Smith as “retired” “tourist”
1925
Larned, KS, state census, R R Smith as retired
1930 Apr 04
Larned, KS, US census, R R Smith as no occupation; res 319 w Sixth

It seem unlikely that Richard R Smith was the photographer associated with Hooper


Larned (KS) Eagle Optic - 11 Apr 1890


Larned (KS) Eagle Optic - 19 Feb 1892

Photograph at left is purported to be of R R Smith himself. It was probably finished in 1892 when Smith was in Iowa on his way to Illinois.>



photographer: Rhoner's Studio
Fifth Street, Carroll, IA
example from Sante Fe Trail Center
Larned (KS) Eagle Optic - 11 Mar 1892


Larned (KS) Chronoscope - 05 Aug 1892

Larned (KS) Tiller and Toiler - 16 Jun 1899


Larned (KS) Tiller and Toiler - 23 Jun 1899


Larned (KS) Chronoscope - 18 Mar 1904


Larned (KS) Tiller and Toiler - 27 Oct 1905

Larned (KS) Tiller and Toiler - 30 Mar 1906

Larned (KS) Tiller and Toiler - 04 May 1906

Larned (KS) Tiller and Toiler - 08 Jun 1906



The cabinet card at the left is by Hooper and Smith. Henry Thomas Hooper was found and documented fairly well. See Henry Thomas Hooper page.
But there were at least NINE photographers named Smith that could POSSIBLY have been in Washington, KS, for a brief stay, between the years of 1892 and 1909. This is a list:

Smith, Charles P, Topeka, KS
(123 miles to Washington)
Smith, Eugene Warren, Pittsburg, KS (290 miles to Washington)
Smith, Gregory, Ottawa, KS (171 miles to Washington)
Smith, Mrs M E, Chanute, KS; AKA Mrs M E Smith AND Mrs Mary Elizabeth Maters-Smith
Smith, P S, Le Roy, KS (193 miles to Washington)(the same as Peter Smith?)
Smith, Peter, Seneca, KS (71 miles to Washington)(No information found on either)
Smith, R R, Larned, KS (191 miles to Washington)
Smith, Rodrigo Gilbert Leavenworth, KS (144 miles to Washington)
Smith, W H, Pardee, KS, (Pardee is now a ghost town in Atchison county, KS)(117 miles to Washington)

The photographer Smith, of Hooper and Smith, could be any one or none of these. In order to determine which, if any, of these photographers was possibly the one associated with Henry T Hooper in Washington, KS, a timeline or biography for each was developed.

The research above shows that Richard R Smith was probably NOT the photographer who was the Smith of Smith and Hooper.

Not the one you were looking for?
Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress. For a look at the original postings go to
LOST GALLERY.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

George W Killion


Photographer: Killion
(Monogram says "G W K")
343 Collinsville Ave.
East St. Louis Ills.

There were two photographers in the cabinet card era with the name George Killion. One had a studio in East Saint Louis, IL. The other was George Killion who worked in New York and was apparently never in East Saint Louis.

The George Killion from East Saint Louis, IL, worked as photographer from about 1905 to 1920 apparently always at 343 Collinsville.

George W Killion
(1848 - 1923)

Time Line
1848 Feb
Washington IN, US census, George W Killion is born to Silas D Killion and Catherine Overshiner
1870 Apr 02
Jackson, IL, US census, Killion as farmer living with parents

1880 Jun 11
Ava, Jackson, IL, US census Killion as a barber
1880
Saint Louis, MO, city directory Killion NOT listed
1848 Feb
Washington, IN, state records, US census, George W Killion is born to Silas Killion and Catherine Overshiner
1892
US census of 1900, G W Killion marriage to Caroline B Kirkpatrick
1900
East Saint Louis, MO, US census G W Killion as barber; res 343 Collinsville av
1905, 1906, 1907
East Saint Louis, IL, city directory, as photographer at 343 Collinsville av
1910 19 Apr
East Saint Louis, IL, US census as photographer at 343 Collinsville av
1920 Jan 05
East Saint Louis, IL, US census, as photographer at 343 Collinsville

1923 Jul 22
East Saint Louis, IL, state records, G W Killion dies at age 75

The records are very thin but based on the few documents found, George Killion was a barber from 1880 to 1900. Sometime between 1900 and 1906 he opened a photograph studio in his home at 343 Collinsville, IL.

All later records find him at the same address as a photographer until his death in 1923.

It is quite possible that he worked for other photographer studios before 1906, learning the trade, and even while he worked at this own studio in later years, but there are no records so far that substantiate this.



Not the one you were looking for? Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress.

For a look at the original postings go to LOST GALLERY.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

M E Mater-Smith



photographer: Smith and Hooper

This page is to determine whether Mary Elizabeth Starkey, Mater, Smith could be the SMITH of Hooper and Smith.

See Henry Thomas Hooper page for timeline and biography.

Mary Elizabeth Starkey, Mater, Smith
(29 Aug 1858 - 03 Jul 1934? )

1858 Aug
Illinois, US census Mary Elizabeth Starkey is born 1890-1893
1874 Dec 23
Douglas, KS, state records, M E Starkey marries Adolph G Mater
1875 Mar 01
Chanute, KS, state census, Mrs M E Mater has moved to Chanute, KS
1877
Chanute, KS, 1885 state census, son George is born
1879
Chanute, KS, 1885 state census, daughter Genie (Jennie) (Gertrude) is born
1880 Jun 19
Chanute, KS, US census, Mrs M Elizabeth Mater, no occupation shown
1883 Jan
Chanute, KS, state records, daughter Ada Mater is born

1885 Jan 29
Chanute, KS, state records, husband Adolphus Marion Mater dies
1885 Feb 10
Chanute, KS, state records, son Adolphus Marion Mater is born
1885 Mar 01
Chanute, KS, state census, M E Mater as no occupation, husband is not listed; four children
1893 Dec 08
Neosho, KS, state records, Mary Elizabeth Mater marries William H Smith
1895 Jan 07
Chanute, KS, local newspapers mention Mater-Smith rents rooms
1895 Jan 15
Chanute (KS) Blade, Jan 10 news item says E Ross Gregg takes possession of Mater-Smith Gallery
1895 Mar 01
Chanute, KS, state census M E Smith no occupation
1896
Chanute, KS, local newspapers run NO advertisements for the M E Mater studio

1897
Chanute, KS, local newspapers run multiple ads for M E Mater-Smith studio
1897 Oct 04
Chanute (KS) Daily Tribune classified ads for girl to do housework, rent furnished rooms about the Mater Art studio and rent the mater home property
1898 Aug 30
Chanute (KS) Sun, news item says Mrs M E Mater-Smith is attending a photographers meeting in Syracuse, NY
1898 Nov and Dec
Chanute, KS, local newspapers run multiple ads for M E Mater-Smith studio through Jan 1899
1899 Sep 04
Chanure (KS) Sun news item says Mrs Mater Smith will have a gallery on the fairgrounds, Howard Kinder will be operator
1900
Chanute, KS, US census, as photographer; res s Junction st
1900 Nov and Dec
Chanute, KS, local newspapers run about 30 small ads for the Mary E Mater-Smith studio


1901 Feb 17
Chanute (IS) Sun, news item says Mater-Smith gallery production has slowed because of inclement weather
1901 Sep thru Dec
Chanute, KS, local newspapers run about 50 small ads for the Mary E Mater-Smith studio
1902
Chanute, KS, local newspapers run about 70 small ads for the Mary E Mater-Smith studio
1903
Chanute, KS, city directory, listed at Smith, Mary E Mater, (Mrs William H) photographer 14 s Lincoln; listed in business pages also
1903 May 06
Chanute (KS) Daily Tribune classified ad says Mater-Smith has two building lots for sale
1903
Chanute newspapers, same ad runs nearly two hundred times in all papers
1903 Jun 11
Chanute (KS) Daily Tribune, news item says Mater-Smith studio special “cut” will end on Jun 20.

1904 Mar 11
Chanute (KS) Daily Blade AND Chanute (KS) Daily tribune AND Chanute (KS) Sun, small ad/news item says Mrs Mary E Mater-Smith will retire 15 Mar 1904; MULTIPLE ADS
1905
Chanute, KS, city directory, Mary E Smith NOT listed; William H Smith res 16 s Lincoln
1906
Chanute, KS, city directory, listed at Smith, Mary E Mater, (Mrs William H); res 305 n Forest av
1908
Chanute, KS, city directory, Mary E Smith, No occupation shown; A F Randolph, photographer, at 14 s Lincoln
1910
Chanute, KS, city directory, Mary E Smith, no occupation shown, res 16 s Lincoln
1912
Chanute, KS, city directory, Mary E Smith no occupation shown; res 16 s Lincoln
1914
Chanute, KS, city directory, Mary E Smith is NOT listed

1914 Mar 20
Chanute (KS) Weekly Tribune; obituary for Wm H Smith mentions Mrs Smith has been spending the winter in Kansas, City with her daughter Jessie
1916
Chanute, KS, city directory, Mary E Smith NOT listed; T C Newman at 14 s Lincoln av through 1922

It appears that Mary Elizabeth Mater-Smith ran a photography studio from about 1895 until she retired in March, 1904. She had at least two photographers working for her during that time: E Ross Gregg and Howard Kinder.

She liked to call herself Mater-Smith after her second marriage and it appears, except for a short presence in nearby Seneca, KS, that she seldom ventured outside of Chanute, KS.

From Chanute, KS, to Washington, KS, is 228 miles.

It is very doubtful that she was the Smith of Smith and Hooper.

Chanute (KS) Daily Tribune - 07 Jan 1895


Chanute (KS) Blade - 10 Jan 1895


Chanute (KS) Daily Tribune - 10 Jan 1895




Chanute (KS) Daily Tribune - 15 Jan 1895


Burlington )KS) Democrat - 18 Jan 1895


Chanute (KS) Sun - 30 Sep 1897


Chanute (KS) Sun - 30 Aug 1898

Chanute (KS) Sun - 06 Jan 1899


Chanute (KS) Sun - 04 Sep 1899

Chanute (KS) Daily Tribune - 11 Dec 1901


Chanute (KS) Sun - 17 Feb 1902


Chanute (KS) Daily Tribune - 06 May 1903

Chanute (KS) Daily Tribune - 11 Jun 1903


Chanute (KS) Daily Tribune - 12 Jun 1903


Chanute (KS) Sun - 16 Jul 1903


Chanute (KS) Daily Blade - 11 mar 1904


Chanute (KS) Daily Tribune - 01 Feb 1904




The cabinet card at the left is by Hooper and Smith. Henry Thomas Hooper was found and documented fairly well. See Henry Thomas Hooper page.
But there were at least NINE photographers named Smith that could POSSIBLY have been in Washington, KS, for a brief stay, between the years of 1892 and 1909. This is a list:

Smith, Charles P, Topeka, KS
(123 miles to Washington)
Smith, Eugene Warren, Pittsburg, KS (290 miles to Washington)
Smith, Gregory, Ottawa, KS (171 miles to Washington)
Smith, Mrs M E, Chanute, KS; AKA Mrs M E Smith AND Mrs Mary Elizabeth Maters-Smith
Smith, P S, Le Roy, KS (193 miles to Washington)(the same as Peter Smith?)
Smith, Peter, Seneca, KS (71 miles to Washington)(No information found on either)
Smith, R R, Larned, KS (191 miles to Washington)
Smith, Rodrigo Gilbert Leavenworth, KS (144 miles to Washington)
Smith, W H, Pardee, KS, (Pardee is now a ghost town in Atchison county, KS)(117 miles to Washington)

The photographer Smith, of Hooper and Smith, could be any one or none of these. In order to determine which, if any, of these photographers was possibly the one associated with Henry T Hooper in Washington, KS, a timeline or biography for each was developed.

The research above shows that M E Mater-Smith was probably NOT the photographer who was the Smith of Smith and Hooper.



Not the one you were looking for?
Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress. For a look at the original postings go to
LOST GALLERY.

Gregory H Smith

Gregory H Smith
(1862 - 1947)

Timeline
Sources, newspaper items, US census, city directories

1862 Jul 12
Missouri, state records, Gregory H Smith is born to Isaac J Smith and Naoma J Holloway
1880
Jackson, MO, US census, G H Smith at age 18 living with parents
1884
Ottawa, KS, city directory, G H Smith NOT listed
1887 Aug 20
Ness County (KS) News item says G H Smith has returned from eastern trip
1891 Nov 18
Franklin, KS, state records, G H Smith and Addie C Hockensmith marry
1898 Sep 08
Ottawa (KS) Weekly Republic item says G H Smith has gallery or photo car on west Second st
1899 Apr 18
Ottawa (KS) Evening Herald says G H Smith has taken photographs of Forest Park

1900
Ottawa, KS, US census, G H Smith as photographer; res 814 Willow
1900 Aug 02
Ottawa (KS) Weekly Republic item says G H Smith has cloes his gallery in Ottawa and has opened at Wellsville, KS
1900 Dec 27
Ottawa (KS) Herald item says G H Smith has moved again to Wellsville, KS in the Bennett Bazaar room on Main street
1901 Jun 20
Ottawa (KS) Herald item says G H Smith is making a souvenir book of Wellsville views
1902 Aug 26
Ottawa (KS) Daily Republic item says G H Smith photographed John Nelson’s patent farm machine
1903
Ottawa, KS, city directory, G H Smith as photographer at 120 w Second; res 814 Willow
1902 Oct 24
Ottawa (KS) Evening Herald item says G H Smith on West Second street has ordered a button machine
1903 May 13
Ottawa (KS) Daily Republic item says G H Smith is in Missouri on a land deal; A E Koons is in charge of gallery

1904
R L Polk Kansas Gazetteer, G H Smith as photographer in Ottawa, KS
1905
Ottawa, KS, city directory, G H Smith as photographer at 120 w Second; res 814 Willow
1905 Oct 02
Ottawa (KS) Daily Republic item to advertise NEW gallery at 114 Main opening Oct 10
1906 Feb 08
Ottawa (KS) Daily Republic item says G H Smith. Photographer, was bitten by dog
1907 Oct 21
Ottawa (KS) Daily Republic small ad for G H Smith at 114 N Main, Ottawa
1907
Ottawa, KS, city directory, G H Smith as photographer at 114 Main; res same
1908 Mar 28
Ottawa (KS) Daily Republic item says G H Smith takes some photographs for the sheriff
1909 may 14
Ottawa (KS) Guardian item says G H Smith has enlarged his studio
1910 Apr 21
Ottawa, KS, US census, G H Smith as photographer

1910 Sep 28
Ottawa (KS) Daily Republic item tells of controversy with neighboring blacksmith
1910 Oct 01
Ottawa (KS) Daily Republic item says G H Smith will attend photographer’s convention in Topeka, KS
1911 Mar 17
Ottawa (KS) Guardian photo of George Washington Thomas by G H Smith
1911 Mar 23
Ottawa (KS) Daily Republic small ad for G H Smith gallery at 114 n Main
1911 Sep 14
Olathe (KS) Daily Mirror item says G H Smith photographs Stilwell Boy Scouts
1912 Feb 22
Ottawa (KS) Evening Herald item G H Smith says there are parties falsely claiming to represent his studio
1912 May 13
Ottawa (KS) Daily Republic item says G H Smith photographed a railroad crossing for Sante Fe rail
1912 Jun 06
Ottawa (KS) Daily Republic item says G H Smith photographed a cement bridge east of town


1913
Ottawa, KS, city directory, Gregory Smith as photographer at 114 n Main; res same
1914 May 20
Ottawa (KS) Evening Herald item names Gregory H Smith and two other photographers
1915
Ottawa, MS, state census, G H Smith as photographer
1916
Ottawa, KS, city directory, Gregory Smith as photographer at 114 n Main; res same
1917 Nov 06
Ottawa (KS) Herald item says Gregory H Smith, photographer, is home from vacation trip to Plains, MO
1920
Ottawa, KS, US census, G H Smith as photographer at 211 Main
1921, 1924
Ottawa, KS, city directory, G H Smith as photographer at 211 ½ s Main; res same
1925
Ottawa, KS, state census, G H Smith as photographer
1926
Ottawa, KS, city directory, G H Smith as photographer at Pickeral Block, res 211 ½ s Main

1928
Ottawa, KS, city directory, Gregory Smith as photographer at 209 ½ s Main; res 211 ½ so Main
1930
Ottawa, KS, US census, city directory, G H Smith as photographer; res 821 w Fifth
1933
Ottawa, KS, city directory, Gregory Smith as photographer at 921 w Fifth; res same
1936, 1938
Ottawa, KS, city directory, Gregory H Smith res 821 s Fifth; NOT in business pages
1940 Apr 11
Ottawa, KS, US census G H Smith as photographer; res 821 w Fifth
1941
Ottawa, KS, city directory Gregory Smith; res 821 w Fifth
1946
Ottawa, KS, city directory, Gregory H Smith res 821 s Fifth
1947 Jan 10
Ottawa, KS, FindAGrave, Gregory H Smith dies at age 84

Gregory H Smith was probably NOT the partner in Hooper and Smith.

Ness County (KS) News - 20 Aug 1887


Ottawa(KS) Weekly Republican - 08 Sep 1898

Ottawa (KS)Evening Herald - 18 Apr 1899


Ottawa(KS) Weekly Republic - 02 Aug 1900


Ottawa(KS)Herald - 27 Dec 1900


Ottawa(KS)Herald - 20 Jun 1901


Ottawa(KS) Herald - 27 Dec 1900


Ottawa(KS)Herald - 27 Dec 1900


Ottawa(KS)Herald - 20 Jun 1901


Ottawa(KS)Herald - 20 Jun 1901


Ottawa(KS) Daily republic - 26 Aug 1902

Ottawa(KS)Evening Herald - 24 Oct 1902


Ottawa(KS)Daily Republic - 13 may 1903


Ottawa(KS)Daily Republic - 02 Oct 1905

Ottawa(KS)Daily Republic - 08 Feb 1906


Ottawa(KS)Daily Republic - 21 Oct 1907


Ottawa(KS)Daily Republic - 28 Mar 1908

Ottawa(KS)Guardian - 14 may 1909


Ottawa(KS)Daily Republic - 28 Sep 1910


Ottawa(KS)Daily Republic - 01 Oct 1910


Ottawa(KS) Guardian - 17 Mar 1911

Photograph credited to G H Smith

Ottawa(KS)Daily Republic - 23 Mar 1911

Olathe (KS) Mirror - 14 Sep 1911


Ottawa(KS)Evening Herald - 22 Feb 1912


Ottawa(KS)Daily Republic - 13 May 1912

Ottawa(KS)Daily Republic - 06 Jun 1912


Ottawa(KS)Evening Herald - 20 May 1914

Ottawa(KS)Herald - 06 Nov 1917




The cabinet card at the left is by Hooper and Smith. Henry Thomas Hooper was found and documented fairly well. See Henry Thomas Hooper page.
But there were at least NINE photographers named Smith that could POSSIBLY have been in Washington, KS, for a brief stay, between the years of 1892 and 1909. This is a list:

Smith, Charles P, Topeka, KS
(123 miles to Washington)
Smith, Eugene Warren, Pittsburg, KS (290 miles to Washington)
Smith, Gregory, Ottawa, KS (171 miles to Washington)
Smith, Mrs M E, Chanute, KS; AKA Mrs M E Smith AND Mrs Mary Elizabeth Maters-Smith
Smith, P S, Le Roy, KS (193 miles to Washington)(the same as Peter Smith?)
Smith, Peter, Seneca, KS (71 miles to Washington)(No information found on either)
Smith, R R, Larned, KS (191 miles to Washington)
Smith, Rodrigo Gilbert Leavenworth, KS (144 miles to Washington)
Smith, W H, Pardee, KS, (Pardee is now a ghost town in Atchison county, KS)(117 miles to Washington)

The photographer Smith, of Hooper and Smith, could be any one or none of these. In order to determine which, if any, of these photographers was possibly the one associated with Henry T Hooper in Washington, KS, a timeline or biography for each was developed.

The research above shows that
Gregory H Smith was probably NOT the photographer who was the Smith of Smith and Hooper.

Not the one you were looking for?
Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress. For a look at the original postings go to
LOST GALLERY.

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