J. Q. Barbour



J. Q. Barbour
This is the man
 who took all the pictures for the
 May 30, 1901 Williamstown Courier

The Popular Photographer of Williamstown

The features brought out in the [left] picture are those of the fine looking gentleman who did the photographs for this edition - Mr. J. Q. Barbour, who is one of the fixtures of Williamstown.  He was born in Bath County, Kt. in 1843, and at the age of ten years moved to Maysville, where he learned how to develop negatives and mount pictures under the instruction of C. C. Hancock, then the artistic photographer of that city.

In 1864 he was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Ricketts, one of Maysville's charming and accomplished ladies, and moved to Covington, where he resided for a number of years, working in all of the leading galleries of Cincinnati.  Two children blessed this union, Minnie, now the wife of our excellent townsman, J. W. Webb, and Hattie, who is the wife of Mr. F. B. Green, proprietor of the large tin and roofing establishment in the Needham block, and a genial, whole-souled gentleman.

The year 1884 found Mr. Barbour and his family residents of Williamstown, where he has successfully plied his avocation ever since.

Her served in the Tenth Cavalry, U.S.A., and was also a member of General Palmer's Army Band.  When the Knights of Pythias Lodge was instituted here he was one of the charter members, and now belongs to all branches of that order, being a colonel of the Brigade Staff.  In G.A.R circles he is also prominent, being an honored member of Thomas Rankin Post No. 182.

As a photographer Mr. Barbour ranks with the best, and the work that comes from his studio compars favorably with that produced by the leading galleries of the country.



from the Williamstown Courier of May 30, 1901