Photo No.

Date

Description

CHENEY, WASHINGTON

Mobley 08

30 Jul.1891

Grandfather George Gale Mobley’s hardware store in Cheney, Washington.

Taken 1891 near the start of the Klondike gold rush. I believe the man with the light hat in the doorway is George’s oldest son Francis Harry Mobley. it was reported to me that George grub-staked prospectors heading for the Yukon to the turn of $50,000. Unable to maintain the business he closed it down and headed for Ft. Steele and up to Gull Lake, Alberta. Frank apparently headed for the Atlin, B.C.

Of particular note in this photo, are the power pole and insulators on the canopy of the store. The power wires can be seen coming from the pole. With special enhancing of the photo the 3 power lines can be seen above the store.

Mobley 09

30 Jul.1891

Same as above, edited version

Mobley 10

1889

Francis Harry Mobley age 19. Oldest son of George Gale Mobley & Mary Francis Reed. Photographer J.E. Thomas, Colfax, Washington

Mobley 10a

1890

Lucy Clara Mobley, age 18, 2nd. oldest daughter of George Gale and Mary Francis Mobley

Photo taken in Cheney, Washington.

 

 

 

COLFAX, WASHINGTON

Mobley 14

 

Francis Harry Mobley, other person possibly one of his brother in laws, William M. Colvin. This picture is copied from a tintype, a very rare type of photographic metal plate that is treated with silver nitrate and then exposed in a box camera.

Mobley 15

 

Same as above.

Mobley 16

Nov. 1900

Francis Harry Mobley, Harry Colvin Mobley, Ida Josephine Mobley (Colvin) Frank would be age 30, Ida 27 and Harry 6.

Mobley 17

Nov. 1900

Francis Harry Mobley, Harry Colvin Mobley, Ida Josephine Mobley (Colvin)

Same as above, edited Version

Mobley 18

 

I am not sure if this was taken in Colfax. I think it may be a Civil War Veterans Lodge. I do have a document of George Gale Mobley been appointed Aide de Camp while living in Washington. Also, though I am not certain I think that might be GG standing in the middle, front row.

Mobley 19

about 1893

Frank H. and Ida on the left, I believe the others may be Ida’s brothers and sisters.

Notice that the Winchester model 94 (1894) seem to be the gun of choice.

Mobley 20

Mar.1894

Clark Henry Colvin(seated), son Henry C Colvin(standing), Henry’s wife Phama and infant son Perry E ( Identification by Marilyn Solari )

Mobley 21

Mar.1894

Cropped version of Mobley 20. Clark Henry Colvin(seated), son Henry C Colvin(standing), Henry’s wife Phama and infant son Perry E ( Identification by Marilyn Solari )