Monday, October 6, 2014

Photo Number 1709

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.

Craigs John Cox

I believe the photographer is Gates in Waverly.

Craigs John Cox (2)

Waverly…Iowa maybe or

Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.

I did a search and found that Gates was a photographer in Waverly Illinois. Waverly is in Morgan County.

Craigs John Cox back

John Cox

The young man seems to be about 16 years old…and the photo taken right around 1900 maybe a little earlier.

There are 249 possibilities at Find A Grave…one of the first ones listed a John Cox 1875 to 1926 buried in Morgan County…of course many can be eliminated because of their birthdate…no I did not go through all the names.

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. This is a tough one - I'm not 100% sure that it says Waverly - the "v" looks a lot like a "z" to me - but that doesn't make much sense.

    There is a John Willis Cox actually buried in Waverly, Illinois. (Jan. 28, 1876 - Sep. 8, 1935) : Find A Grave Memorial# 107252053

    In the same cemetery is this memorial:

    Clarence Leonard Gates
    Birth: Sep. 16, 1859
    Death: Sep. 9, 1922

    He was a photographer in Waverly, Illinois from 1876 until his death. At the time of his death, his gallery was the oldest, established business in Waverly. Find A Grave Memorial# 100816876

    Seems too coincidental to me... :)


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