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1880's Eliza A. Kinyon, Millinery Advertising Trade Card, Saratoga NY


#737 Kinyon Genealogy

The definition of a milliner is one who makes women's hats and other related articles. The occupation was first recorded in 1670-80, and is also seen as millinery or a hatter, hattery. This is a beautiful pink hued millinery trade card for Mrs. E.A. Kinyon, a 19th century female entrepreneur in Saratoga Springs, New York in the 1880's. It is a rare and beautiful piece.

Text on advertising trade card reads: "E.A. Kinyon, Choice Millinery, 412 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Ainsworth Place."

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Eliza A Kenyon United States Census, 1880
Event Place: Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York
Age: 65
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Milliner
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Birth Year (Estimated) 1815
Birthplace: New York
Father's Birthplace: Rhode Island
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Household Age Birthplace
Eliza A Kenyon, Self F 65 New York, Millinery
Hattie E Gillis, Other F 34 New York, Milliner Sales lady
Carrie F Allen, Other F 40 New York, Boarder
Elizabeth Mathews, Other F 60 New York, Housekeeper
Mary Madden, Other F 19, New York, Servant

Mrs E A Kinyon in the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Residence Year: 1886
Street address: 466 Broadway
Residence Place: Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Publication Title: Saratoga Springs, New York, City Directory, 1886

Mrs Eliza A Kinyon in the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Residence Year: 1888
Residence Place: Saratoga Springs, New York
Publication Title: Saratoga Springs, New York, City Directory, 1882-18888

Wichita Kansas Milliner Eliza Kinyon:
Mrs Eliza A Kinyon in the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Mrs Eliza A Kinyon
Residence Year: 1888
Residence Place: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Occupation: Milliner
Publication Title: Wichita, Kansas, City Directory, 1888

Mrs E A Kinyon in the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Mrs E A Kinyon
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1889
Street address: 251 N Topeka
Residence Place: Wichita, Kansas
Occupation: Millinery
Publication Title: Wichita, Kansas, City Directory, 1889

Her business is listed as located in Saratoga, in "Ainsworth Place." Seymour Ainsworth 1821-1890, was a wealthy spring water entrepreneur and businessman in Saratoga Springs, building his architecturally beautiful Ainsworth Place in 1855. Sadly, it no longer stands.

In the 1880's Saratoga Springs was a high Victorian American watering hole for the rich, wealthy and famous. In ordering a scan, we will also include an engraving of the Ainsworth Place building from F.W. Beers & Louis H. Cramer's Maps of Saratoga, which was published in 1876. It is from the book, in our personal collection.

We have looked long and hard for Eliza Kinyon in available records, born in 1815. As per the 1880 census, her father was born in Rhode Island and her mother in New York. She is listed a widow by the 1880's. Did she move to Wichita in 1888 from Saratoga, where it appears she ran a successful Business? Any info appreciated on her mystery! We'd love to know who her late husband was. Please email debra here.

This surname has many spellings, including Kinyan, Kenyon, Kinyon, Kinyan. This was Eliza's personally printed vintage business card. Businesses owned and run by women were rare in the 19th century, and this is also great piece of early Saratoga history. Found in Essex County, Massachusetts.

Size: 4.5 x 3 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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