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This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young woman named Jennie Hall Hutchins. The identification is made by an inscription on the reverse of the photograph. The inscriber describes her as “Grandpa’s half sister”. Preliminary research did not yield any further information about Miss Hutchins. The photographer of this image is no stranger to the Cabinet Card Gallery. At the time of this writing, the gallery has four other photographs by Frederick Bonell.  In addition to having a studio in Eau Claire (the location where this photograph was taken), he also conducted business in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. One source states that Bonell worked as a photographer between 1879 and 1890. To view other photographs by Bonell,  click on the category “Photographer: Bonell”.

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  1. I contacted the person on ancestry who has this information and it is a strong chance that it is a match. I love finding family members of lost photos and albums. See below.
    When Jennie E Hall was born on January 26, 1856, in Wisconsin, her father, Orrin, was 22 and her mother, Jane, was 24. She married Sheridan James Hutchins on June 19, 1872, in Augusta, Wisconsin. She died on November 16, 1913, at the age of 57.

    Jennie E Hall 1856–1913
    Birth 26 JAN 1856 • Wisconsin, USA
    Death 16 NOV 1913 • St Paul, Dakota, Minnesota, USA
    Marriage 19 Jun 1872 • Augusta, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
    Sheridan James Hutchins (1847–1926)

    • is where I post found cabinet cards and clues. I enjoy your blog.
      Bruce Cantrall, Green Bay, WI

      • You did great detective work in locating the family of Jennie Hall Hutchins. I have enjoyed your blog for some time and appreciate your valuable work. I am adding your blog to my blog roll so others can enjoy and appreciate it.

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