Monday, November 03, 2008

Hugh Geddes

Hugh Geddes was a friend of Mary Lavantia Curtis, owner of the antique photograph album. This photo was the fourth one in the album. The photographer was H. H. Thomas whose studio was on Washington Ave., in Ogden, Utah.

Although living descendants of Mary, the original album owner, did not know anything more about Hugh, the following information was discovered in the 1900 US Federal Census:

In 1900 Hugh Geddes lived in Preston, Oneida, Idaho with his wife and children. He was born in July 1859 and was 40 years old at the time of the census. He was married in 1884 to Martena, who was listed as 35 years old during the census. They had six children: Estella E., Hugh L., Maud L., Moses P., Grant P., and Elva P. Hugh's parents were both born in Scotland. (See the 1900 US Federal Census, Preston, Oneida, Idaho; National Archives film #T623-234, page 8B)

It's very likely that this is the same person whose photograph ended up in the Curtis album because the Curtis family also lived in Preston, Idaho during the 1880s and 1890s.

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