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Charles Andrew Miller, Photographer of Moberly, Missouri

Posted by LangdonRoad on February 28, 2011 at 3:15 PM Comments comments ()




C. A. Miller, photographer, was active in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri from at least 1900 until 1957. He was born about Dec 1878 in Virginia of Virginia-born parents.


This is a cabinet photo portrait of an unidentified lady from the first decade of the past century. It was taken by C. A. Miller in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri. Her ruffled gown has a lace yoke, high collar with lace appliqué and lace trimmed cuffs. She is complete with a gold watch on a long chain and a wedding ring.


The image itself is 3 by 5½ inches and mounted on a cabinet card which measures about 5½ by 8½ inches. The mat is cream colored and has abeveled edge. The photographer's name with a crest is stamped under the photo.The reverse is blank. Heavy wear but distinctive image.


It is possible to locate C. A. Miller using Federal Census Records in 1900 and 1910 when he lists his occupation as photographer.


In 1910, Federal Census for Missouri in Moberly, Sugar CreekTownship in Randolph County, is Charles Miller and wife Ada living with her father Ben Sims and wife at 718 Reed St.


There is a marriage certificate for C A Miller and Ada Sims dated 22 Nov 1899 in Moberly, MO.


On the 1900 Federal Census for Missouri in Moberly, Sugar CreekTownship in Randolph County, is Charles Miller and wife Ada living withher father Ager B. Sims and wife at 718 Reed on 7 June 1900. The census taker also found Chas A. Miller and Ada renting a house at 323 Reed St., which was likely the studio address.


Nearby at 317½ Reed St.is another photographer named Will Reese. born March 1870 in KY of KY parents. He married Laura O. in about 1898 and they have a daughter who was born in 1809 in Missouri.