This is a 1904 winter photo of Wingate in Montgomery Co., Indiana showing the Bourbon Thompson family with friends and hotel employees outside of the Cottage Hotel on High Street.
Source: Don Coling - Indiana GenWeb Facebook page
This is a 1904 winter photo of Wingate in Montgomery Co., Indiana showing the Bourbon Thompson family with friends and hotel employees outside of the Cottage Hotel on High Street. According to the earliest found Crawfordsville City Directory of 1907-1908, Great-Great Grandparents Bourbon and Addie were the hotel proprietors with the assistance of their oldest daughter Charlotte Blanche who was age 22 yrs in 1904. Both Great-Grandparents George, age 19 and Daisy, age 16 are pictured together here after having been married on Sept. 25, 1904 in nearby Elmdale. In 1909, two deaths in the family ended a five year ownership of the Wingate Hotel by the Thompson family. On March 31, 1909, 12 year old daughter Florence died. Nearly 7 months later, On Oct. 11, 1909, her mother Addie Thompson pictured standing together at the extreme left with her husband Bourbon and Florence died. After 1909, the Wingate Hotel ownership was taken over by William "Bill" Marmaduke, Blanche Thompson's future husband. Bill is also pictured in this photo. According to the next found Crawfordsville City Directory of 1912, the Cottage Hotel in Wingate had changed names to the Good Nuff Hotel on High Street with William Marmaduke as proprietor and Blanche was listed as housekeeper. On June 29, 1914, Blanche and William were married in Danville, IL.
At the extreme left is Bourbon Thompson (1854-1922) with wife Addie (1855-1909) beside him and daughter Florence (1896-1909) is standing next to her mother. Addie is holding Florence's life size doll. In the front row from the left is son Thomas (1892-1959). In the middle front is newlywed Daisy Abbott Thompson (1888-1946), Georges wife. On the right in front is daughter Blanche (1882-1968). Standing behind Daisy is husband George (1885-1957) and standing behind Blanche is future husband Bill Marmaduke (1869-1951). Information collected by Don Coling.