Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Cabinet Photograph of James Francis Guthrie, Sr. (1824-1894) of Somerville, Massachusetts

Cabinet photograph of a man identified on the reverse as "James F. Guthrie, died 16 Oct. 1894, ae 72 y 1 m 28 d, J. F. Guthrie Sr.". The photograph was taken by the C. B. Cheney studio of 28 Union Square, Somerville, Massachusetts.

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

James Francis Guthrie, Sr. (1824-1894), an engineer, machinist and inventor, was born in Scotland, the son of Robert Guthrie and Agnes (Fairweather) Guthrie. As early as 1853, James was in Massachusetts, where he married his second wife, fellow Scottish native Ann Smith in Boston on 3 June. They raised several children in Boston and in Somerville, Massachusetts. James was naturalized in 1865.

James, Ann and at least one of their children are buried in the Newton Cemetery at Newton, Massachusetts.

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