Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Photo Number 1539

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.
Edward D. Walling CP
Edw. D. Welling
There are two of these photographs.  The other one is marked with his full name as Edward but the last name is not as clear on that one.   The last name could also be Willing?  I think this CdV is from the 1870’s.  He looks to be maybe 18 to 20 years old.
Edward D. Willing back CP
C.R. Clark was the photographer at M.B. Kings  Marble Building 338 River Street Troy, N.Y.
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Update from Iggy: 
I think this is Edward Dwight Welling (Nov. 16, 1851 - Apr. 10, 1922) His find a grave memorial tells us he attended school near Troy, NY (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and I suspect this is a graduation photo.

Edward Dwight Welling born Nov 16, 1851 and died April 10, 1922  He was educated at Highland Military Academy and Rensseler Polytechnic Institute.  He was a member of the Vermont Senate and a paper manufacturer.  He lived most of his life in Bennington Vermont.  He married Mary Ella Douglass Welling(1854-1890) they had two children, Alice Mary Welling White(1878-1949) and Charles Douglass Welling (1881-1882).  After Mary Ella died Edward married Cora Middleton Welling (1867-1967) on December 23, 1891.  Edward and his wife were supporters of Bennington College one of the dorms on campus is called Welling House. 

This photograph went Full Circle 84 on April 23, 2014

6 comments:

  1. I think this is Edward Dwight Welling (Nov. 16, 1851 - Apr. 10, 1922) His find a grave memorial tells us he attended school near Troy, NY (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and I suspect this is a graduation photo.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80766973

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  2. Edward's daughter, Alice Mary Welling White was married to Clarence Watson White - whose findagrave memorial has an extensive obituary.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38494028

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  3. With a life story like that, I imagine someone would be interested in this photograph!

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  4. Very interesting info and a nice looking young man. Love his hair.

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  5. Iggy found an email address for Linda a Great Granddaughter, she lives in New York. I will mail the photos tomorrow. :)

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  6. I got an email today from Linda the photos arrived safe and sound.

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