Saturday, September 5, 2015
Hunstable and Moore
But here is the mystery. Remember that I know nothing of Mr. Lawson's career other than the line in the obituary of his mother and the snapshots I am sharing. I attempted some online research and found that Hunstable and Moore established a bootery in Dallas, Texas about 1885 or 1886. As the only other leather works with a similar name that I could find was a Hunstable firm in Berrien Springs, Michigan, I might, correctly or erroneously, conclude that this picture was from Dallas. Now I do know that Mr. Lawson was born in Tennessee and died only a few miles away in Virginia. But I do not know that he ever traveled to Texas. But he might have done. So the mystery remains.
Any Lawson descendants who can shed light on my mystery?
The Moore of H & M died in 1894. Some shenanigans, apparently an outgrowth of admixture of business and personal funds, landed the firm in court, the proceedings and outcomes of which are much too convoluted for me to explain. Heck, for me to understand. Since I've no personal interest in H & M and since it happened over a century ago, I gave up reading the court documents long before the end..
Word of the day: admixture