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Orphan Photo #156

Orphan 0156

This lovely couple had their photograph taken by H W Craig of Marietta, Ohio.  Unfortunately, there is nothing written on this cabinet card to identify the couple.

The photographer is Henry W Craig, who is found living in Marietta, Ohio, age 45, with the occupation of photographer.  A little bit of digging revealed that Henry was born in Cleveland, married first Sarah J Messenger on 13 February 1879 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  The next year, they had a son, Roy E, born 18 July 1880 in Cleveland.  I am not sure what happens to Sarah, but Henry is found in 1899 marrying Eva (Brohenshise) Robertson (in Cuyahoga County, he is listed as living in Marietta).  In the 1900 census, he is living with second wife, Eva, and son Roy in Marietta.

In the 1902 Marietta city directory, both Henry and his son are listed at the same business (270-272 Front) and home address as photographers.  By 1905, both Henry and Roy are absent from the city directory, and now listed as a photographer at the same Front Street address is Helen W Clogston.  I am not able to find Henry beyond this 1902 city directory listing, other than a Find A Grave listing indicating he died in 1922.


Sources

1.  1900 U.S. census, population schedule, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, enumeration district (ED) 124 sheet 18A, dwelling 361, family 384, Henry W Craig; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 July 2013); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 1331. 

2.  “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZ6J-CD6 : accessed 20 Jul 2013), Henry W. Craig and Sarah Jeannette Messenger, 1879.

3.  “Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VR93-2W4 : accessed 20 Jul 2013), Roy Craig, 1880.

4.  “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDGY-Q6L : accessed 20 Jul 2013), Henry W. Craig and Eva Robertson, 1899.

5.  Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.  Citing, Marietta, Ohio, City Directory, 1902 and 1905.

6.  “Find A Grave,” database, Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 July 2013), Henry W Craig, memorial #15183235.

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