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1864 Fred Thurston Aldridge CDV Photo, son of Volney, NYC Homeopath


On reverse: "Fred T. Aldridge, June 3rd 1864, No. 28925" is handwritten in beautiful old period pencil script. His name may be spelled Frederick, or Fredrick in census records. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV or Carte de Visite Photograph., dated 1864. Photographer: R.A. Lewis, 152 Chatham Street, New York, King, Queens County. (known to be photographer Richard A. Lewis, or Richard Lewis. Interestingly, this part of Chatham street Manhattan is now where the New York City Civic Center is located)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
We feel strongly the middle initial is a "T", as it is identical to the F in Frederick, but simply missing the crossed line. We easily found Frederick T. Aldridge, born 1859 or 1860 in New York City in census records. There are other Fred Aldridge names in census, but all born later.

Frederick Thurston Aldridge
His Father: Volney Aldridge 1818-1895, worked in Medicine, Homeopathy
Volney Aldridge was the son of Benjamin Aldridge 1787-1845 and Lydia White Lewis Aldridge, who lived in Dryden, Tompkins County, New York.
His Mother: Harriet Elisa Hull Aldridge 1827-1904
His Spouse: Bessie Jones Lowrey Aldridge 1864-1909
His Siblings:
Helen Aldridge Caruana died 1930
Fannie Aldridge McFarland 1850-1909
Elizabeth Perry Aldridge Ayres 1855-1907 (Ayers, Ayrs, Ayr)
Frederick Thurston Aldridge 1859-1930 (himself)
Walter Hull Aldridge 1867-1959

Child: Marguerite Aldridge Putnam (married John B. Putnam)
Buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut

Frederick T Aldridge in US City Directories, 1822-1995
Residence Year: 1889
Street address: 471 Clinton av
Residence Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Occupation: Banker
Publication Title: Brooklyn, New York, City Directory 1889

His father Volney: New York Herald Newspaper for March 26, 1895: "Volney Aldridge, seventy-six years old, died from an attack of apoplexy at his home, No. 217 Prospect place, Brooklyn on Saturday. He had been secretary of the Homeopathic Hospital since its organization. He leaves a widow and six children."

This photo was found in Greenwich, Fairfield County,  Connecticut. It is a beautifullly executed and stunning Civil War era children's portrait by a very skilled photographer.

Young Fred sits on black drapery, hand on an ornately carved Victorian era chair. He wears high button shoes, a cape shirt, with a silk hand tied cravat bow tied at his neck. The sepia tone and overall look is very dramatic. He looks much loved, and to have come from a wealthy Victorian era NY family. The clarity and condition is wonderful under magnification. Fred appears to be about 4-5 years old, born about 1859 to 1860, with a exquisite signature. Oldridge is another spelling of this surname in census records.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy     Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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