J WHITE AND FRIEND_0003If you doubt that these two gentlemen are really the infamous outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, then you are correct. This is not a portrait of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid but these guys do give the appearance of a pair of scoundrels.  In reality, this photograph features Joseph C. White and a friend, as someone so kindly informed us in pencilled writing beneath the subjects image. The photographer is J. A. Morris of Rockmart, Georgia.  Research yielded no information about either Joseph C. White or J. A. Morris. Both names are common and preliminary research for biographical information was unproductive.


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  1. J.(Jessie) A. Morris [b. 1867-69] worked as a photographer in Cartersville GA 1910-20 and is on the 1900 census in Polk County GA as an artist; good to know he was also in Rockmart! I must do more research on him.

    • I have a copy an old photograph of a large gathering of people at what might be a home. On the bottom of the photo is the word “Rockmart”. There is a very faded word above “Rockmart” which I can barely make out. A couple of the letters on the end appear to be “ris”. I believe this photo was taken by Jesse Morris also. I would like to email a copy of the photo to see if anyone recognizes it as I have not been able to identify the persons in the photo. The photo was sent to me by a cousin so I’m think the photo is a family photo.

  2. End of the Trouble in One of the Oakland
    Baptist Church. s.
    1892. .via, May 23.— George B. Rieman, pastor of the Twentieth-street Baptist Church of Oakland, died at his former home here at noon to-day of erysipelas. The interment will take place at Oakland.
    Rev. George B. Rieman formerly lived in Alameda, doing business in San Francisco as a photographer. Six years ago he gave up business and studied for the ministry. He took charge of a church in Oakland on Harrison street, near Sixth, but disliked the location and wanted to move it. The congregation objected to this, and Rieman and a number of his friends in the congregation moved to “the little church around the corner” on Twentieth street A short time ago Rieman wanted to remove the Twentieth-street church to a lot on San Pablo avenue, and the congregation became divided on the question, which caused a good deal of discord. Rieman at last became involved in a quarrel with his Sunday-school superintendent and this quarrel grew so bitter that the lie was passed between the men at an open church meeting, and Rieman tendered his resignation to the board of trustees of the church of which the Sunday school superintendent was chairman. The resignation was not accepted at that time. Meanwhile, tending the settlement of the trouble, the pastor’s friends called a church meeting and proceeded to read the Sunday school superintendent and his family out of the church. Several other members left the church, and the pastor insisted upon resigning. Meetings from which outsiders were excluded were held, and the announcement was made by Rieman that he would never again take charge. Ii is usefulness” was ended where there was discord, he said, and he would leave Oakland. He was a German, aged about 50 years, and was a forcible, earnest speaker and well liked till the misunderstanding came.

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