Sunday, July 14, 2019

Ozro H Mulvane


photographer: O H Mulvane
Hiatt Block, Bennet, NE
example from LOST GALLERY

photographer: Bennet Studio (O H Mulvane)
Hiat Block, Bennet, NE
example from LOST GALLERY

photographer: Mulvane
Hiatt Block, Bennet, NE
example from Vintage Dog Blog

Note three different imprint designs for the short time Mulvane would have been in Bennet, NE.

Also note the sloppy handling of the first example, with the imprint slanted on the card. This would result from not insuring the card was in the hand press straight before printing.


Ozro H Mulvane
(1860 - 1931)

Timeline
1860
Newcomerstown, OH, state records, Ozro H Mulvane is born to John Deane Mardis and Matilda F Mardis
1885 Jun 03
West Oak, Lancaster, NE, Nebraska state census, Ozro H Mulvane as resident
1885 Jul 19
(Eustis, KS) Sherman County Democrat, Ozro H Mulvane mentioned in legal notice of homestead
1887 Sep 22
Eustis, KS, Sherman County Democrat mentions O H Mulvane is visiting Wallace, KS,
1888 through 1899
No newspaper mentions
1899
Kansas City, MO, city directory, O H Mulvane as photographer for A D Mitchell; res 621 e Eighth
1900
Kansas City, MO, city directory O H Mulvane NOT listed
1899, 1900
Lincoln, NE, city directory, Mulvane NOT listed

1900 Nov 19
Lincoln, NE, State Journal classified ad says O H Mulvane photo gallery is for sale
Lincoln, NE, city directory O H Mulvane NOT listed
1901
Lincoln, NE, city directory “Oscar” H Mulvane as photographer for W L Prewett; res 145 S 11th
1903
Lincoln, NE, city directory O H Mulvane NOT listed
1903
Hastings, NE, city directory as photographer for G E Payne
1904
Cedar Rapids, IA, city directory O H Mulvane NOT listed
1905 Nov 18
(Deadwood, SD) Daily Pioneer Times item says O H Mulvane will spend holidays in old home at Lincoln, NE and then expects to leave for the coast
1905 Dec 26
(Cedar Rapids, IA) Gazette item says O H Mulvane of Lincoln, NE, has taken over the Studio Grand from Mr Manville

1906
Cedar rapids, IA, city directory O H Mulvane as photographer at 221 First av; rms 620 First av
1906 Dec 14, Dec 29
(Cedar Rapids, IA) Gazette small ads for Elite Studio at 116 s Second st
1907
Cedar Rapids, IA, city directory O H Mulvane as photographer at 105 First av; rms 620 First av
1907 Jan 04 thru Dec 20
(Cedar Rapids, IA) Gazette small ads for Elite Studio at 205 First av
1908 Jan 03, Jan 18
Cedar Rapids, IA Gazette small ad for Elite Studio at 205 First av
1908 Oct 23
(Deadwood, SD) Daily Pioneer Times item says Elite Studio has been taken over by O H Mulvane of Des Moines, IA
1908 Nov 24
Lead (SD) Daily Call small display ads run for Elite Studio operated by O H Mulvane
1909 Mar 28
Denver, CO, state records, O H Mulvane marries Jennie B Sinclair

1909 Jul 22
Lead (SD) Call item says O H Mulvane of the Elite Studio has done a group photograph of motormen
1910
Kansas City, MO, city directory, Ozro H Mulvane as photographer at 1023 Main
1910 Feb 05
Lead (SD) Call item says O H Mulvane has left for Lincoln, NE
1910 Apr 20
Kansas City, MO, US census Ozro H Mulvane as occupation unknown; res 1023 Main
1912
Kansas City, MO, city directory, O H Mulvane as photographer for J Rieger and Co; res 1417 Broadway
1912 Jul 12, Jul 19, Aug 23, Sep 06
Wathena (KS) Times item says O H Mulvane and Mrs are operating at 810 ½ Frederick av in St Joseph, MO
1912 Oct 11
Wathena (KS) Times item says O H Mulvane studio is at 810 ½ Frederick in St Joseph, MO
1913, 1914, 1915
St Joseph, MO, city directory, O H Mulvane as photographer at 810 ½ Frederick av; rms 319 s Tenth


1914, 1915, 1916
Various Missouri newspapers, Mrs O H Mulvane is active in social gatherings; no ads for Mulvane photography
1915 Jul 11
Lincoln (NE) State Journal item says Mrs Mulvane has returned home to St Joseph, MO
1919
Kansas City, MO, city directory, O H Mulvane as photographer for B Weatherwax; res 2932 Charlotte
1920 Jan 21
Kansas City, MO, city directory, O H Mulvane as artist; wife Jennie listed as “stenographer”; res 2944 Brooklyn av
1921 Jan
According to news article (see below) in Anaconda Newspaper, O H Mulvane begins residence in Butte, MT this year
1922 Jul 06
Anaconda (MT) Standard news item says Mrs O H Mulvane has arrived in Butte, MT to join her husband
1923
Butte, MT, city directory O H Mulvane as photographer for Schoettner Studio at 103 n Broadway

1923 Aug 03
Anaconda (MT) Standard new item says O H Mulvane was burned severely in a flashlight accident
1923 Sep 13
Anaconda (MT) Standard item says O W Middleton and O H Mulvane have taken over the Schoettner Studio at 206 w Park from Walter Thomas and Hugo Kenck
1924 Feb 24
Anaconda (MT) Standard Sun news item gives small bio of resident Mrs O H Mulvane
1926, 1927
No mention in newspapers
1930 Apr 04
Chicago, IL, US census, O H Mulvane as photographer; wife Jennie is real estate agent; res 2444 Michigan av
1930 Jun 16
Chicago, IL, state records, O H Mulvane dies at age 71


Ozro Mulvane moved around a lot. In tracing his whereabouts it was often necessary to settle only for where he wasn’t instead of establishing where he was.

Known locations as photographer
Kansas City, MO / 1899-1900
Lincoln, NE / circa 1900-1901
Hastings, NE / 1903 as photographer for G E Payne
Cedar Rapids, IA / 1905 - 1908 Jan 18
Deadwood, SD / 1908 Oct 12
Lead, SD / 1909 Jul 22 (Lead and Deadwood are only 3 miles apart)
Kansas City, MO, at 810 ½ Frederick / 1910 Feb to 1915
Kansas City, MO / 1919 (& possibly 1920) working for B Weatherwax
Butte, MT -/ 1921 - 1924
Chicago, IL / 1930 (probably working for someone else)

No documents have been found, so far, to fill in the gaps.

Nothing has been found to show when Mulvane was actually in Bennet, NE, but it was probably around the same time he was in Lincoln, N circa 1900. The towns are only 17 miles apart.

Also, the city directories for Lincoln, NE, in 1899 and 1900 do not list him. But those same years, two brothers, JD and Frank were living in nearby Raymond, NE, just 14 miles from Lincoln.

Note 19 Nov 1900 classified ad for sale of studio in Lincoln, NE.

Nebraska (Lincoln) State Journal - 19 Nov 1900


Deadwood (SD) Pioneer Times - 18 Nov 1905


Cedar Rapids (IA) - 26 Dec 1905




Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette -
29 Dec 1906


Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette -
18 Jan 1908

Daily Deadwood (SD) Pioneer Times -
23 Oct 1908


Lead (SD) daily Call -
24 Oct 1908

Lead (SD) Daily Call -
24 Nov 1908


Lead (SD) Daily Call -
22 Jul 1909


Lead (SD) Daily Call -
05 Feb 1910

Wathena (KS) Times Friday Troy Republican - 12 Jul 1912


King City (MO) Times - 23 Aug 1912


Wathena (KS) Times Friday Troy Republican - 06 Sep 1912

Wathena (KS) Times Friday Troy Republican -11 Oct 12


(Lincoln)State Journal - 11 Jul 1919


Lawrence (KS) Daily Journal World - 21 Oct 1919


Lincoln (NE) Star - 25 Jun 1922


Anaconda (MT) Standard - 09 Jul 1922


Anaconda (MT) Standard - 03 Aug 1923

Butte (MT) Miner Sun - 09 sep 1923

Anaconda(MT)Standard - 13 Sep 1923

Anaconda(MT)Standard - 24 Feb 1924


Lincoln (NE) Star News - 07 Jul 1931

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