Old McAdams Photo Album Rescued


Shelley “rescued” an old photograph album which once belonged in the MCADAMS Family. The album includes 26 photographs/funeral notices, including 4 which include identification. Those are as follows:
Inscription in the front of the album - “Presented to me by school, May 26, 1899, Westphalia, Kansas, W.W. MCADAMS”

1.1 - Photograph of a young female taken at the J.W. Ard Studio in Mulhall, Oklahoma. On the back is written the name Scipio WADE. The photo was likely taken in the 1880’s or 1890’s and the subject appears to be about 20 years of age at the time. I believe this may be a photograph of Margaret MCADAMS of Kansas who married Scipio WADE of Kansas in 1890. Two other photographs in the album appear to be of this same woman, one with an infant and one with a toddler.

1.2 - Photograph of Frank H. CHILDS taken at the H.C. Chaufty Studio in Stroud, Oklahoma Territory. On the back of the photograph someone has written Melrose, New Mex 1/5-09. The photo was taken sometime before 1907 since Oklahoma became a state that year. The subject appears to be about 50 years of age at the time the photo was taken.

1.3 - Funeral Notice for Myrl BOONE who died 9 Nov 1898, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William BOONE, age 2 years and 5 months.

1.4 - Funeral Notice for Mrs. Cynthie R. BOWMAN wife of A.F. BOWMAN, age 56 years, 8 months, and 18 days, died 17 Sept. 1888 at Independence, Kansas.

In addition to these items the album also contains:

3 Photographs of the same man at various times in his life, the first taken
at the Hahn Studio in Fort Scott, Kansas. I believe these may be photographs of W.W. MCADAMS who originally owned the album, and there is an obvious resemblance to the woman who I believe to be Margaret MCADAMS so I’m wondering if they are siblings.

The other photographs all unidentified come from:
> Garnett, Kansas
> Leonadville, Kansas
> Minneapolis, Kansas
> Richmond, Kansas
> Girard, Illinois
> Tacoma, Washington

A group of the photographs are small tin types including some of the same people in more than one photograph. A couple of the photographs are on Postcard stock however they contain no clue as to location.I’m hoping that someone from these families can be located so that the album can be returned to its rightful place with family. If you are a member of one of these families or know someone who might be, please contact me. ” Cardiel”