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Friday, November 20, 2020

STACY, Leland Johnson (DeKalb, NY)




PHOTO TAKEN: Cunningham Photographic Studio, Ogdensburg NY, circa 1912-1914

PURCHASED: 2017 Traditions Antique Mall, Wildwood FL

UPDATE - All three related STACY photos have been claimed by family and are going home!

This is the third STACY surname photo acquired at the same time from the same booth at an antique mall. The other two were: JOHN S. STACY and CHARLES P. STACY.

This is LELAND JOHNSON STACY, SR., born 11 Aug 1889 in St Lawrence County, NY. He is the son of George Arthur Stacy (1859-1942) and Minnie Johnson (1865-1923). His father George is a son of William Maurice Stacy, who is an older brother of John S. Stacy and Charles P. Stacy (previously researched). Leland is a great-nephew of John and Charles.

The photo was taken at a studio identified only as "Cunningham", but I believe this was the studio of John Cunningham who operated in Ogdensburg NY, a mere 20 miles north of De Kalb where the Stacy family lived. The fashions worn suggest a time period of between 1911 and 1914, and the sitter appears to be in his early to mid 20s.

Leland would have completed High School around 1908, so this was probably taken during his college years. At age 25 (circa 1914), Leland was working as a Chemistry and Physics teacher at the Ivy League prep school Horace Mann in The Bronx. And in 1917 he is found in the University of Chicago yearbook, and is shown having earned a Fellowship in Physics.

He was a commissioned Lieutenant in WWI.

In midsummer 1919 Leland married Mary Elena Elliott in Missouri. They resided in Essex County NJ and had the following children:

 1920 Alma May Stacy (d. 1979)

 1922 Leland Johnson Stacy Jr. (d. 2009)

 1925 Susan Stacy (d. 2006)

 1926 Emily Ann Stacy (d. 1989)

Leland died in Sep 1965 in Norfolk VA and is buried in a family plot in Missouri.

STACY, Charles P. (San Francisco, CA)




PHOTO TAKEN: Swasey Photographic Studio, 26 Montgomery St, San Francisco CA, circa 1890

PURCHASED: 2017 Traditions Antique Mall, Wildwood FL

UPDATE - All three related STACY photos have been claimed by family and are going home!

Looking first at the physical clues present in the cabinet card, I noticed right off that the dark maroon/brown Card Stock is thin, has rounded corners, and a gilded beveled edge. The beveled edge was most popular from 1885-1895. The dark maroon cards were introduced in the late 1880s, first with only the front of the card colored, but by 1890 cards were being produced with the same dark color front and back (as this one does).

About the photographer: There is a Fred Park SWASEY appearing on the San Francisco 1880 Federal Census. His occupation is "Photo retoucher" and he lodges at 14 Turk Street which is about 6 blocks away from the Studio address given on the front of the photograph. He appears also on the 1880 Voter Register, same address, occupation "Photographer". I find news of his death in 1900, wherein he is reported passing from typhoid malaria in Redding CA where his brother Frank is owner and editor of the Redding Free Press. His obit mentions that he had a business in San Francisco for a few years, "a while back". So I think a close estimate for a timeframe on this photo is very early 1890s.

Charles P. Stacy, I find, is a brother of previously researched John S. Stacy. Their photos were acquired together at the same Antique Mall.

Their parents are Pelatiah STACY (1792-1872) and Jerusha TANNER (1800-1877). Children of this couple are:

 1822 James A Stacy (d. 1858)

 1824 Jerusha Stacy (d. 1899)

 1826 Lydia Stacy (d. 1901)

 1828 William Maurice Stacy (d. 1892)

 1830 Isaac Warren Stacy (d. 1898)

 1833 John Seeley Stacy (d. 1910)

 1835 Erastus W. Stacy (d. 1896)

 1837 Mary Ann Stacy (d. 1913)

 1840 Elisha Henry Stacy (d. 1908)

 1843 Maria Catherine Stacy (d. 1899)

 1845 Edson Elmer Stacy (d. 1864)

 1845 Charles P. Stacy (d. 26 Jul 1903 in Chicago IL)

1880 Federal Census, Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa shows Charles P. Stacy and wife Frances. His occupation is "Commercial Agent." They also have two sons Robert (7) and George (2).

Charles and his wife Frances are found on the 1885 Iowa State Census in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa where his occupation appears to say "Commercial Travel". They still have only two offspring; Robert (11) and George (6).

Charles and his wife Frances are found on the 1900 Federal Census as boarders in Chicago. His occupation is Traveling Salesman. No children in the household at that time.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

STACY, John S. (San Francisco, CA)




PHOTO TAKEN: Morse's Palace of Art, 417 Montgomery St., SF, circa 1877-1878

PURCHASED: 2017 Traditions Antique Mall, Wildwood, FL

UPDATE - All three related STACY photos have been claimed by family and are going home!

The cabinet card is fairly thin, with straight-cut edge, rounded corners and thick gold border that extends to the edge of the card, suggesting a time period from 1878-1885. 

The man's bow tie tucked under the shirt lapels was fashionable during the decade of the 1870s.

The Photographic Studio Morse's Palace of Art on Montgomery Street is mentioned in the San Francisco City Directory of 1877. Proprietor is George D. Morse who worked as a photographer in San Francisco from the 1860s to at least the mid-1890s. The embossed name G.D. Morse can be seen at lower right front if the photo is held at an angle to the light source.

Also found in the 1877 City Directory is John S. Stacy. He is described as an attorney at law at firm whose office was located at 401 California. His home was Oakland. In 1875 he was part of the Law Firm of Stacy & Tripp (with Dwight K. Tripp). His firm in 1876 was called Stacy & Hart (with William H.H. Hart) and in 1877 the firm was called Stacy, Thompson & Hart, having added James D. Thompson to the shingle.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 580.

JOHN S. STACY, attorney and couselor at law, Anamosa. Judge Stacy was born on the 13th of May, 1833, at De Kalb, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.; his parents were Pelatiah and Jerusha Tanner Stacy. The paternal ancestors were from Massachusetts, thence to Oswego, N.Y., and his grandfather was one of the first settlers in De Kalb. His father served a short time in the war of 1812, at Ogdensburg. His maternal ancestors were settlers in the vicinity of Cooperstown, N.Y., and the remains of many of them rest in the cemetery in that town. In boyhood, John S. Stacy had a great taste for reading, but was accustomed to the hard work of a farm, with only a few months at school each year until he was 16, when he attended an academy at Gouvernenr, N.Y., there preparing for college; he attended one term at Oberlin, Ohio; then entered the Sophomore Class of Union College, and graduated in 1857; it was during President Nott's administration that Mr. Stacy was at Union College. He taught school several terms, studying law at the same time and during vacations. Immigrating westward, he spent a short time in teaching at Dover, Bureau Co., Ill., and, in the spring of 1858, located at Anamosa, Iowa; he entered the law office of Hon. E. Cutler, and was admitted to the bar in the autumn of the same year; he accepted an invitation to become a partner of Mr. Cutler, and the law firm of Cutler & Stacy commenced business on the 1st of January, 1859, which terminated in the autumn of 1862, by Mr. Cutler entering the military service. In 1864, Mr. Stacy engaged in banking, in connection with the practice of law, continuing until the autumn of 1873, when the panic compelled him to surrender. He was actively engaged in the building of the Iowa Midland Railroad, as attorney and Director. He was also President of the Iowa & Minnesota Railway Company, which had so far succeeded as to secure the preliminary negotiations, in London, for a loan that would doubtless have resulted in the success of the enterprise, but for the panic just alluded to, which put a stop to a great many important enterprises. In 1874, Mr. Stacy went to California, and spent two months there; he returned to that State again in 1875, and remained nearly two years, practicing law with success in San Francisco. Mr. Stacy was elected Judge of Jones Co., in 1861, and served one term. Judge Stacy has always been an ardent and active Republican. He was a Delegate to the National Convention which re-nominated Mr. Lincoln in 1864, and was one of his most hearty supporters. In 1858, while in Dover, Ill., Judge Stacy united with the Congregational Church, and, on settling in Iowa, transferred his membership to the Anamosa Church; he is an active Christian worker, and foremost in all philanthropic measures. On the 16th of November, 1862, he married Miss Charlotte A. Kellogg, a daughter of Rev. E. W. Kellogg, who, for forty years, was a Congregational minister in Vermont; she is a lineal descendant of William Bradford, second Governor of the Plymouth Colony; is a woman of fine mental culture and exalted Christian character, a worthy representative of the best Puritan stock; she has three children, who feel daily the molding hand of a Christian mother.