Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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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