Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Photo Number 1545

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.
Ellen and son  CP
Ellen Ford and son
. Ellen and son  CP
Ellen and son back  CP
Hall was the photographer  at 170 E. Madison St. in Chicago
Ellen seems to be holding something in her hands…something all rolled up.  Her gown appears to have dropped shoulders, typical of the fashions in the late 1860’s.  I can also see her ears which usually indicates the later part of the 1860’s or early 1870’s.  Her hair is also parted in an unusual way, I haven’t see that “do” before.
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Possibility from Iggy:
Ellen Ford nee Hooker (abt 1837 in England), the wife of Cornelius Ford and son Clayton E. Ford (abt 1861 in Wisconsin)

Both Cornelious and Clayton were carpenters. Clayton married Elizabeth C. Pilgrim on 23 Dec 1885 in Cook County, Illinois.

In the 1920 US Census, he is shown living in Chicago with Wife Elizabeth, and children, Whitfield Ford age 28, and Gertrude Ford age 25.

5 comments:

  1. I'm not real confident about this, but I think this is Ellen Ford nee Hooker (abt 1837 in England), the wife of Cornelius Ford and son Clayton E. Ford (abt 1861 in Wisconsin)

    Both Cornelious and Clayton were carpenters. Clayton married Elizabeth C. Pilgrim on 23 Dec 1885 in Cook County, Illinois.

    In the 1920 US Census, he is shown living in Chicago with Wife Elizabeth, and children, Whitfield Ford age 28, and Gertrude Ford age 25.

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    1. The 1880 US Census shows Clayton was an only child.

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  2. I always enjoy your descriptions of fashion, hairdos and others in relation to the dating of a photo or a postcard!

    To me it looks as if Mrs. Ford is holding a fan, its handle to her right side.

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  3. It just seems incredible that that is a photograph of mother and son. She looks so young. I would have taken it to be a picture of siblings. I'm sure my eyes are missing something in the fine details...

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