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Unknown woman photographed by J.S. Spurgin - Greencastle, IN J.S. Spurgin's Photo Rooms, Greencastle, Ind.
Please note: The above photo has been edited by P. Davidson-Peters to clean up and enhance the image. However, in doing so, some identifying marks (edging, color etc.) which are helpful in dating old photographs have been removed. Therefore, we suggest you click the photo to view Sandy (Fox) Whitney's unedited, original scan to assist in dating photograph.
In 2012 this album came into the loving care of Sandy (Fox) Whitney, great great granddaughter of Sarah (Stratton), wife of Abraham Richard Fox who lived near Reelsville, Putnam Co., Indiana. It is believed that all the photos in the album are related to the Daily, Fox, Stratton and Girton families although many, such as this woman, are not identified.

Sandy is attempting to identify all persons in the album and learn more about each of them through additional research. If you can help identify or add further information to this photo, please contact us.

Additional information about photographer J.S. Spurgin: Although born in Kentucky in 1814 to David M. Spurgin, a silversmith/photographer/ jeweler, and his wife Amanda (Secrest) who were married in Nicholas Co., Kentucky in 1834 and whose family (including James) was enumerated in the 1850 census residing in Clark Co., Kentucky, James S. appears to have lived in Putnam Co., Indiana from at least 1860. By 1870 James S. Spurgin was listed as a photographer in Greencastle. He was married to Clara O. Baker in Putnam County on 30 Oct 1873, and is believed to have remained in business until 1892.

From the digital library of DePauw University, the following advertisement appeared in The Greencastle Times on 05 Jul 1888: "Photos." Spurgin, having again resumed business in his new and elegant rooms, would advise all desiring first class work to call on him. Everything new, with the very latest improved instruments, accessories, etc. Portrait and family grouping a specialty. 9 and 11 East Washington Street. D.M. Spurgin, the Jeweler, can be found at the same place with everything new in his line."

Surnames relative to Sarah (Stratton), wife of Abraham Richard Fox, who resided in Putnam County, Indiana include: Butler, Fouts, Fox, Funican, Girton, Harris, Mahan, McCullough, Moss, Mullinix, Parker, Prather and Stratton families.

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