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1890's Rhea Hamilton CDV Photo, Dubuque Iowa to Los Angeles California


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On reverse: "Rhea Hamilton" is handwritten in old period fancy pencil. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian Carte de visite CDV Photograph. Photographer: Bilbrough Photographer, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. (known to be photographer John Bilbrough, John E. Bilbrough)

There is a small amount of intentional black ballpoint pen ink on this photo, as if someone wanted to correct the photo background.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Rhea S D Hamilton 1898–1982 (his tombstone reads Ray S. Hamilton Jr.)

His Father: John McFarren Hamilton 1875–1956 (also seen as McFarion) born to Francis Marion Hamilton 1845–1916 and Elizabeth Henderson Hamilton 1844–1916.

His Mother: Lydia Cornelia Landphair Hamilton 1875–1960 born to Elmer Austin Landphair 1849–1930 and Florence Viola Graham 1855–1935.

His younger sister: Francis E Hamilton 1902
His wife: Jewel M Hamilton 1901-1980 (also seen as Jewell Hamilton)

Rhea or Ray is buried with family at Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California

Rhea S D Hamilton in household of John Mc F Hamilton US Census, 1900
Event Place:  Hamilton & Morgan Townships, Pleasanton town, Decatur, Iowa
Gender:  Male
Age:  2
Relationship to Head of Household:  Son
Birth Date: Dec 1898
Birthplace:  Iowa
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Mother's Birthplace:  Iowa, 1875
Head:  John Mc F Hamilton  M  25  Iowa
Wife:  Libbie C Hamilton  F  25  Iowa
Son:  Rhea Hamilton

Rhea Hamilton in the Iowa, State Census 1905
Name:  Rhea Hamilton  
Event Place:  Crawford, Iowa
Gender:  Male
Age:  6
Birth Year (Estimated):  1899

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Rhea S Hamilton
Age in 1910: 11
Birth Year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1910: Los Angeles, California
Street: East 31st St
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: John Mc F Hamilton
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Mother's name: Libbie C Hamilton
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
Household Name Age
John McF Hamilton 34
Libbie C Hamilton 34
Rhea S Hamilton 11
Francis E Hamilton 8

Rhea S Hamilton in the 1910 United States Federal Census
Age in 1910: 11
Birth Year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1910: Los Angeles, California
Street: East 31st St
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: John McF Hamilton, Occupation, Chauffeur
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Mother's name: Libbie C Hamilton, Occupation, Dressmaker
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
Household Members: Name Age
John McF Hamilton 34
Libbie C Hamilton 34
Rhea S Hamilton 11
Francis E Hamilton 8

John or J.E. Bilbrough, Photographer: Online Source: History of Dubuque County Iowa. Chicago: Western History Company, 1880 "Bilbrough was born on February 18, 1839 and grew up near London, England. He received his education there with a focus on the fine arts. He came to America in 1862 and in 1864 settled in Dubuque. Bilbrough established his business on the corner Main and Eighth Streets. The 1880 Dubuque County history noted that his business was successful to the point that he had recently purchased, for taking cabinet and life-size portraits, two camera instruments made b J.H. Dalmeyer, of London--"the finest and best made in the world."

This is a a "hidden mother" studio photo. The baby's mother would be draped behind holding the baby up for the long 30 second or more exposure in the photographer's studio, quite a feat! A beautiful old Iowa Hamilton family piece. It was found in Franklin County Massachusetts, he may have some New England ties. Later he is seen listed in the census as as Ray S Hamilton in California records.

Size: 2.5 by 4 inches
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