Saturday, June 1, 2019

Charles Henry LaRush



photographer: LaRush
example from CurtJ on Flickr

photographer: LaRush
example from CurtJ on Flickr

Charles Henry LaRush
(1850-1892)

1851
Etobiocoke Township, York, Ontario, Canada, from death certificate, Charles Henry LaRush is born to Charles LaRush and Jane E Carnahan
1861
St Vincent, Grey, Canada West, Canada, Canadian census, Charles LaRush at age 11 living with parents
1871
Nottawasaga, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, Canadian census, at age 21; note: census says age is 18
1873
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, Charles LaRush as photographer; brother William is proprietor of Nottawa House
1875
Toledo, OH, city directory, Charles LaRush NOT listed
1877
Toledo, OH, city directory Charles LaRush as photographer; res ss Wade 3 e of Williams; NOT listed in business pages; also listed is a Charles LaRush, omnibus driver for Arms and Cox, res City Hotel
1878
Toledo, OH, city directory Charles LaRush NOT listed

1888 Nov 22
Sterling (IL) Standard, Prophetstown news item mentions C H LaRush has moved his car to Ohio Station last week; note: It had apparently been parked at Prophetstown, IL, before that
1889 Jan 17
Sterling (IL) Standard, Prophetstown news item mentions MRS C H LaRush in Prophetstown
1889 Feb 14
Sterling (IL) Standard, Prophetstown news item says Charles LaRush spent Sunday in Prophetstown and will return to Walnut
1890 Jul 31
Sterling (IL) Standard, Prophetstown news item mentions MRS Charles LaRush husband’s condition has worsened
1890 Nov 23
Sterling (IL) Standard, Prophetstown news item mentions MRS LaRush has left for Canada to spend some time with her husband
1892 May 26
Sterling (IL) Standard, Prophetstown news item says news has been received of the death of Charles LaRush in Hamilton, Ontario
1892 May 14
Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, death certificate, Charles H LaRush dies in an asylum at age 42. "Softening of the brain" is cited as the cause of his illness.

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There are a lot of gaps in the history of Charles H LaRush. It appears he was an active photographer between about 1875 and 1890. He apparently worked out of a “car”, probably a railroad car, so his cards may not show a location in the imprint.

So far documents and newspaper items have placed LaRush in Sterling, Prophetstown, Walnut, Ohio Station, all in Illinois; Hamilton, Etobiocoke Township, Nottawasaga, St Vincent, all in Canada; and Toledo, Ohio
.

Sterling (IL) Standard - 11 Oct 1888
(news from Prophetstown, IL)


Sterling (IL) Standard - 22 Nov 1888
(news from Prophetstown, IL)


Sterling (IL) Standard - 17 Jan 1889
(news from Prophetstown, IL)



Sterling (IL) Standard - 14 Feb 1889
(news from Prophetstown, IL)


Sterling (IL) Standard - 31 Jul 1890
(news from Prophetstown, IL)


Sterling (IL) Standard - 23 Oct 1890
(news from Prophetstown, IL)


Sterling (IL) Standard - 26 May 1892

Some examples are adjusted slightly to enhance their appearance on this page



Canadian Death Certificate 14 May 1892

This document has been
enhanced somewhat for legibility

The "Assistant photographer" listed on the death certificate (above) as informant (fifth line from bottom) remains a mystery. Many combinations of spellings have been tried in search engines to find this person, with no results. If anyone has any idea who this is, leave a note in the comment section.


Enlarged example of name of "informant" on death certificate. What is it?


photographer: LaRush
Artist
example from CurtJ on Flickr

photographer: LaRush
Artist
example from CurtJ on flickr

photographer: LaRush
Artist
example from Dan on Flickr

photographer: LaRush
Artist
example from the Flickr collection of Ken

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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