Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Photo Number 340

Ida Hannant Barnes GR
Meet Fan’s sister Ida Hannant Barnes.   She was born in 1851, she died in 1942 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She married John Beamont Barnes they had four sons;  John Beaumont Jr., Augusta, Guy and Alfred.
The other children I have found in the Hannant family..the parents were Robert W. Hannant and Hanna Clarissa Franklin ( a descendant of Ben Franklin) Ok the kids : George N, Tamar ( here is her Obituary) , Curtis, Norrison, Fannie, Adaline, Ida, Clara, Edna Mae and Mary.  The maternal grandfather of these children was very wealthy..he was a gold prospector and owned Lumber Mills in Iowa.
I left a phone message last night with Edna Mae’s Great Granddaughter Ruth who lives in Texas..we will see what happens. I do have her address too..thanks to Iggy..I can try that too.. I will print out this blog entry and mail it to her.
FanAunt Fan Lister Age 17 GR IdaIda Hannant Barnes GR
The day I purchased these photos I thought that Fan and Ida might be sisters..there is a strong resemblance. There was eight years separating these girls birth.  I think that Ida is  a stunning woman..she has a real presence and her gown and that jabot and the earrings just add to her confidence.
Ida Hannant Barnes GR two This is the back of Ida’s photo.  From Florence’s Art Gallery Pearl Street Sioux City, Iowa. I could find no info for this gallery. All photos in this Aunt Fan Mystery series are CdV’s. I think we can safely date this CdV at about 1875, she would have been 24 years old that year.
Tomorrow we will get a look at Ida’s husband.  Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Here is the connection to Ben Franklin..from Iggy..Thanks! 
- Benjamin FRANKLIN (b. 1709 d. 1793)
son William FRANKLIN born in 1730
--- son Emil W. FRANKLIN was born in 1765
---- Son David Emil FRANKLIN (b. 1800 in NH  d. 1875 in Shellrock, IA)
    m. Clarissa CURTICE
----- daughter Hanna Clarissa FRANKLIN (b. abt 1829 in St. Johnsbury, VT (NH Per 1880 Census) d. 8 Jul 1888 in Ponca, NE)

Hanna Clarissa Franklin Hannant  was the mother of all the Hannant children. 

Update: December 12, 2010 
This photo is now Full Circle 15 

Update February 15, 2011
This photo is also Full Circle 22

Update July 05 2012  Full Circle 55


  1. How very interesting these photos are. Can't wait to see and learn more.

  2. E. Calvin Hamilton or more probably (his son?) James H. Hamilton was likely the photographer. He is listed in "Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide: A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865" by Peter E. Palmquist and Thomas R. Kailbourn. He employed a William Henry Jackson who "worked as a painter and retoucher at Hamilton's gallery..."

    J. Hamilton was noted for his fine carte de vistes (many produced in Omaha).

    Hamilton owned a number of photo studios, and several in Sioux City from at least 1870 until after 1890. His gallery was located on Pearl Street in 1870 to 1875 which fits in with your dating. His most well-known work is a sterographic series, "Views of the Corn Palace" (1888-1889). If I get time during the noon hour, I'll see if I can track down "Florence" and see if I can find pictures of the Corn Palace.


  3. P.s., I wonder if Ruth of Texas knows she is a decendent of Benjamin Franklin? :)

  4. Oh, I just love when you get a series of connected photos such as this! On the other hand, it is sad that someone didn't cherish these enough to hang on to them...that, to me, is always the biggest mystery!

    Sorry, I haven't had a lot of time to help out lately. One of these weeks my life might settle down a bit.

  5. That is really fantastic!


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