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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Joseph P. Babbitt

Dates:  1830 - ?
Born:  US, OH
Active:  US
 
  
Photographer active in Kansas City, MO, in the 19th century.

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Joseph P. Babbitt
Prepared by R.O. Titus - supplied 06-23-06

1830Joseph P. Babbitt was born in Ohio in 1830.
1863married, Bettie Hausberg?
1865Sometime before 1865 Babbitt operated a photographic studio in Fort Scott, Kansas. In 1865 a Parker and Tomlinson Tax Stamp cancellation was made on a CdV card with Babbitt's studio imprint.
1868City Directory - Kansas City
Babbitt, photographer 104 3rd St
1869City Directory - Kansas City
Babbitt & Gause East side Main at Junction
1870Census - MO, Kansas City, Jackson Twp, 4th Ward, Subdivision 43
07-06-1870 p. 48 354/352
J.P. Babbit, 40, b. OH, photographer, VPE $500
Bettie " 34, b. VA
Leonard " 11, b. MO
Orilla " 9, b. MO
Louisa " 7, b. MO
Fannie Hausberg 58, b. VA
1870Census - MO, Kansas City, Jackson Twp, 1st Ward
08-12-1870 p.56 384/390
Joseph Babbitt, 40, b. OH, photographer, VPE $1000
1871City Directory - Kansas City Babbitt & Gause res: 807 East 10th St
1872City Directory - Kansas City Babbitt & Shannon, photographers, 518 & 921 Main
res: north side 13th between McGee & Lorel
1873City Directory - Kansas City Babbitt & Shannon, photographers, 516 & 518 Main
Babbitt & Shannon res: 1015 Cherry

 
Kansas City Penny Reporter, May 24
"Babbitt has won a fine reputation as photographer. His pleasant gallery is at No 316 and 318 Main"
1874City Directory - Kansas City
516 Main res: west side Campbell between 11th and 12th
1877City Directory - Wichita
J.P. Babbitt, photographer, cor. Douglas & Emporia Av
1878City Directory - Wichita
J.P. Babbitt, from Kansas City, res. Market bet. 1st & 2nd
1880Census - KS, Dickinson, Abilene
06-18-1880 p.385 103/103 - p.33 sd 2 ed 66
Joseph B. Babbitt, 50, b. OH, pho artist father:b.OH mother b: OH Bettie " 45, b. VA
Ora " 18, b. MO
Lula " 16, b. MO
Frank " 8, b. MO
1900Census - LaFayette Co, Lexington Twp, ED 28/29
Bettie Babbitt, 65, mother-in-law
Edward Loomis,
Oraelle Loomis, 38, b. Oct 1861, MO

 
Sources
 
Kansas City MO city directory citations are from:
 
Boutros, David
A Preliminary Study of Photographers & Artists in Kansas City MO 1850-1882
(currently online)  
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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