George William Hinkel
(15 Feb 1855 - 24 Jan 1906)
G. W. Hinkel was a photographer in Missouri from about 1885 to his death in 1906. Though records show he kept a studio in Sedalia from about 1891, the address changed at least three times. No records found tell when he might have worked in Warrensburg, MO. One might speculate that it was around 1885 when he was just becoming established.
Also the light weight stock used for these cabinet cards, with cream color and single line red rule indicate circa 1880. Warrensburg, MO, is only about 27 miles from Sedalia, MO, on a railway line.
1880 Jun 09
US census as farm labor living with family
1888 Oct 14
marries Ida S. Hecht in Jamestown, MO
1891 Dec 08
Sedalia (MO) Weekly Bazoo small ad as photographer at 107 Ohio st
US census Sedalia. MO, as photographer, res 104 Jefferson st
1902 Sep 23
Sedalia (MO) Democrat obit for wife of O B Hall (sister of George Hinkel) as the "Main Street photographer".
The Sedalia (MO) Democrat - 23 Sep 1902
Sedalia, MO, city directory as photographer at 110 e Main; res 104 Jefferson
Sedalia, MO, city directory as photographer at 217 Ohio; res 104 Jefferson
1906 Jan 24
Sedalia (MO) Democrat Obit for G W Hinkel as photographer “Lately at 217 Ohio”
Sedalia (MO) Democrat - 24 Jan 1906
photographer: Hinkel and Son
from the collection of KEN on Flickr