Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: My Guokas Great-Grandparents, 1900

This photo of my great-grandparents, Charles (Kazimieras) Guokas Sr. (1863-1939), and his second wife, Elizabeth (Elžbieta Benevičiūtė) Banevich (1875-1929).  It was probably taken sometime between getting their license on January 19, 1900, in the Harris County Clerk's office in Houston, Texas, and their wedding day, January 21, 1900, the ceremony taking place at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bremond, Texas.  Notice that Charles is wearing a boutonniere and Elizabeth has a corsage on her light (white?) dress.

The photograph was taken by an Anderson, who had a studio at the time at 403 and 1/2 Main Street in Houston.  Consulting Catching Shadows: A Directory of 19th-Century Texas Photographers by David Haynes (page 3), Samuel Anderson is listed as having a studio at this address in Houston city directories from 1892 through 1901.  (The 1902-03 Houston city directory in the Houston Area Digital Archives also has a listing for him at this address).

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