Another Godkin. This time it definitely is one. It's from the Heritage Auction site and on the back are the words, "The Little Corporal," but the identification of this photo on the SIRIS site says it is "Wee-e-tah-tokah."
There are several people called No Relations on the Mike Stevens site, although all but one are said to be female. I think I've seen his image before too!
Maybe I was wrong about the date of the alleged Godkin photo in my first post. Maybe hats and coats were more prevalent than I thought in 1880, but I associated that wholesale adoption of that kind of dress with the mid 80s.
Maybe I'm just being a hopeless romantic!
Last Edit: Apr 22, 2013 15:56:14 GMT -5 by grahamew
Re: William R. Godkin « Reply #5 on Apr 21, 2013, 5:08am
Your recent post (photo), has caught my attention ! One of my relatives did some good research a few years ago on Charging Eagle. The woman in the photo may very possibly be one of Charging Eagle's daughter's. ?
Julia Good Voice Bear (aka), Blue Whirlwind (aka), Blue Water (aka), Lily Fireheart (aka), Lily Fireheart Bear b. 1861-63 d. 5-26-1939. Julia Good Voice Bear married twice.
A good clue is; In your posted photo, it list's her husband as Terry. IF, this is Samuel Terry b. 1834 d. 1924, there is a good possibility that this is Julia Good Voice Bear/Blue Whirlwind. They married at the Spotted Tail Agency on 6-24-1878.
I will also add that, Blue Whirlwind's facial features resemble the photos of my G. G. Grandmother, who would be her sister.
Interestingly, there's a Lays on his Belly family listed at the Upper Cut Meat Community at Rosebud in 1885, though there appears to be another living at the Black Pipe Community - unless the famil moved. I can't find a male old enough to be the man in the photo in the 1900 census
Dietmar, In prior research of the name Blue Whirlwind, it seems that the one that survived Wounded Knee Massacre, had some male children. To the best of my knowledge, Julia Good Voice Bear/Blue Whirlwind had 3 daughters. Two daughters with Samuel Terry and one with Julian Fireheart.
Hi everybody, maybe it's just an impression, but the man seated at left with hat and labelled as 'No Relations', to me looks a little bit like Rocky Bear. I admit I don't know if he was in Pine Ridge Agency at the time Godkin took the photo. The inscription could indicate that he doesn't have any known relation with the others in the picture. Best regards from Italy
Grahame, Thanks for the pictures you put up. I am trying to find all of them that I can. Just want a record for my Son. I don't know a lot about William Richard's photography but have found out a bit about him. He was born in Canada, Leeds, Ont. in 1834, first of 12 children, to John A. Godkin from Wexford, Ireland. Moved to New York area in 1858, where he began his photography career. My grandfather, Samuel Godkin was born there in 1864. William took pictures during the civil war and one I have seen is of a young man at Ft. Baker. William has his stamp on the back as a "Traveling Photographer" Must have learned how to take and develope his photos at this time. In 1875 he traveled with his family to homestead in the Platte Center area, Burrows Co. Nebr. He and Samuel are listed in the 1880 census at Ft. Robinson.
Ephriam sent me a godkin photo taken at William Cody's show in Omaha, Nebr. I think it must have been about 1876, just after Godkin moved to Nebr. My Great Uncle George Was born there about 1875. I am pretty sure William was not concerned with recording history as such, more likely with making pictures to sell. Either to the sitter, or on the market back east. That was his life as a traveling photographer, he used other photographers studios when he could and developed on the run the rest of the time. Therefore I think that is why he mislabled some of the photos. He most likely thought no one seeing the pictures back east would be concerned with his accuracy. Hard to keep good records in your horse and wagon. I don't know his motives but he did have a studio in Platte Center, Ne. when he died in 1901. He is buried near there. John Godkin