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Saturday, April 17, 2021

JUDGE, Mollie and Viola (Hailey, ID)


PHOTO TAKEN: unknown photographer, Bellevue Idaho, circa 1910
PURCHASED: 2016 Hollywood Antiques, Eugene OR
On back: "Mollie Judge, taken soon after Jim passed away, at Bellevue, Idaho"
Also on back: "Mr. G W Crowder, Rte 3, Burley, Idaho."

I believe this is Mary "Mollie" McDonald-Judge (born 4 June 1855 in Ontario Canada to parents Peter McDonald and Jane Pinkham), wife of James Judge proprietor of the Palace Hotel in Ketchum Idaho. They were married 20 Jun 1872 at Ada Idaho.

She had siblings:
  • Charles A. McDonald (1845-1926)
  • Sarah Jane McDonal (1849- )
  • Violet McDonald (1859-1933)

1880 Federal Census > Idaho > Owyhee County > Silver City
JUDGE, James, 44y, head, born in Massachussetts of Irish parents, Keeping Saloon
JUDGE, Mary E, 27y, wife, born in Canada of CAN parents, Keeping house
JUDGE, Charles P., 6, son, born in Idaho Terr.

(from The Ketchum Keystone, June 7, 1884.)

Mollie and James had a son Charles P. Judge (b. 1874) who went to Oregon and died in Bend Oregon in 1917.

1900 Federal Census > Idaho > Blaine County > Hailey
JUDGE, James, Head, 65, Feb 1835,born in Mass of Irish parents, Saloon buyer
JUDGE, Mary E, wife, 40, Jun 1859, born in Canada of Scotch/Canadian parents
JUDGE, Charles P., son, 26, Nov 1873, born in Idaho, day laborer

 (From The Idaho Statesman 10 Dec 1900.)

1910 Federal Census > Idaho > Blaine Co.> Hailey
JUDGE, Mary E., head, 55 widowed, seamstress at home

(Note - there is a column for number of children born/living, and for Mollie it said 1 child born, 1 child living. This is disconcerting. It is either an error, or I have the person identified.)

1920 Federal Census > Idaho > Ada > Boise
PINKHAM, Joseph, head, 86, widowed, born in Canada, no occupation
JUDGE, Mary, niece, 66, widowed, imm. 1870, nat. 1875, born in Canada

James died in 1910 while a resident of the State Asylum.

Mollie died 2 March 1931 in Caldwell Idaho (Canyon County). On the death certificate, the informant was Mrs. Viola Price (matron of the I.O.O.F. Home in which Mollie was tenant at the time).

PHOTO TAKEN: Adams Bros., Park City UT, circa 1894-1895
PURCHASED: 2016 Hollywood Antiques, Eugene OR
On Back: "Mollie's baby Viola, died in Carey with Diptheria, when Johnie Judge's 2 children died at the same time"
Also on back: "Mrs Jas. Judge, no 4 Thorton Court, between Main & W. Temple, Salt Lake"

Lots of clues there! I find that in the Carey Pioneer Cemetery (Carey, ID) there are two children of John P. Judge (1866-1920, son of James Judge and Mary Golding), which both died in 1895. These are Nora Irene Judge (age 1 or 2) and her brother Edmund Percival Judge (age 3).

This tells me that Viola Judge also died in 1895.

This death notice for Charles Judge was located in the Bend Bulletin, 25 June 1917.

SEEGAR, Mabel (Jersey City, NJ)

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UPDATE - This photo has been claimed by Mabel's family and had gone home!


PHOTO TAKEN: Holzmann, 457 Palisade Ave, J.C.N. , Jersey City NJ, circa 1906

PURCHASED: 2018 August, Glenwood Manor Antiques, Queensbury NY

There was a photographer named Luis Holzmann who had a studio at 362 Palisade Ave, Jersey City during the years 1908-1909. Per the 1900 Census, the studio was located at the 457 address which is shown on the photograph. The Jersey City Directory shows the studio still at 457 in 1905. The clothing worn appears to be circa 1902-1906.So I think we can determine the time period is between 1902 and 1906.

Although the back of the photo bears the identification "Mabel Seegar", I believe this could also be a misspelling of Mabel SEEGER, whom I find living about 35 miles away in Rockland County NY at this time. 

I still need to determine whether or not a girl of this age and name might have been living in the Jersey City area at this time.

Still working on this one.