Monday, January 9, 2012

Photo Number 762

We will look at some more photos with names this week.  Mostly men this week.
This is a photo from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Alex L Black DL Antiques
The photographer is Mrs H A Watrous of Marinette Wis
Alex L Black Back DL antiques
This may be Alex L. Black or Blade??

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Update: From Iggy and The Archivist
Alex L. Black was born in Wisconsin, USA on 19 Apr 1864 ( 1865?) to Alexander Lowe Black and Eliza Jane Baldwin.

Alexander Lowe married Clair ( Clara) Harrison and had a son named James. Alex passed away on 15 Oct 1922.

7 comments:

  1. This appears to be Alexander Lowe Black (Jr.)

    Alex L. Black was born in Wisconsin, USA on 19 Apr 1864 to Alexander Lowe Black and Eliza Jane Baldwin.

    Alexander Lowe married Clair Harrison and had a son named James. Alex passed away on 15 Oct 1922.

    James Black (1905 - 1988) was born in La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA on 14 Feb 1905 to Alexander Lowe Black and Clair Harrison. James passed away on 29 Sep 1988 in Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, USA.

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  2. I found another Alexander L. Black in the 1900 US census living in Marinette, WI, born Apr. 1865, Canada. His wife was Clara, born May 1871 in Wisconsin. They married in 1890. This Alexander Black came to the US in 1882 and at the time of the census was employed with Internal Revenue as a collector. His father was reported to have been born in Scotland, and his mother, in Canada. I guess it is possible that he is the fellow in your picture, too, depending on when you think the photo was taken.

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  3. This is fascinating and your "visitors" who comment (other than me) are quite amazing...how do they do it? Crystal ball or Ancestry software? LOL! Are these all your photos or are they part of the museum collection that you oversee? I just love them even if I don't know them. I'm like you....they were someone's family members and how could you just get rid of them. Probably it was unintentional but still sad that they're not in someone's family album to be fawned over and stories told about.

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  4. Sam I Am, These photographs are all part of my personal collection. IF they were part of a museum collection..I would not be able to return them to their families:(

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  5. I think Archivist and I have the same gent. The census reports him as "from Canada/England" whereas Ancestry.com says he was born in Wisconsin which I raised an eyebrow at - but didn't think to make a note of the contradiction.

    Now, the April 1864 or 1865 befuddles me, were the census takers that messy?

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  6. Iggy, Census takers often talked to whoever answered the door..often the info was in error. I have noticed in some records that they were not wonderful spellers either:(

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  7. Alex's gravestone:

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69264911

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