Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Photo Number 1552

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.
Nelson  CP
Nelson Ceduey ?? Geduey?? Gedney
Nelson  CP
Nelson  back CP
Geo. Cawthorne was the Photographer in West Salem Wis
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Update from Iggy:
I think this is the son of Absalom and Mary H Gedney. They lived in Greenfield, La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1860 which is about 10-11 miles due south of West Salem. In 1870, the family was living in New Trier, Cook, Illinois, a suburb in Northern Chicago. 
Nelson was born about 1864 and I think he died in 1923 and is (Mount Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas) buried near his older brother George and George's wife Mattie.

2 comments:

  1. I think this is the son of Absalom and Mary H Gedney. They lived in Greenfield, La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1860 which is about 10-11 mils due south of West Salem. In 1870, the family was living in New Trier, Cook, Illinois, a suburb in Northern Chicago. The father's Find A Grave Memorial# 64277232.

    Nelson was born about 1864 and I think he died in 1923 and is Find A Grave Memorial# 105335053 (Mount Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas) buried near his older brother George and George's wife Mattie.

    Interestingly, I can find no trace of Nelson between 1870 and 1923 in the US Census.

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  2. What a mature-looking face for such a young boy. He just looks like someone who would have an interesting story...wonder if there was any significance to the selection of his outfit for this portrait.

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