Gideon Family Photos of the 1880's to 1890's

If anyone has better ideas of who those unidentifed are, let us know at

Lester Peter Gideon, Sr, at about 3 years old, taken by A. Larsen 313 Washington Ave, So, Minneapolis, Minn. He was born in Excelsior, Nov 25, 1891, died Los Angeles, Calif, August 5, 1946.

Lester Peter Gideon, Sr at about 8 years old in 1899, taken at Excelsior, Minn

This photo is not identified. But, it is either one of Peter Miller Gideon's daughters (possibly Florence who wed Charles H. Webster [b. 1865; d. 23 Feb 1900] or wife of one of his sons. On the other hand it could also be Sophia (nee ?) Gideon, wife of Ansel Peter Gideon (mother of Lester Peter, Sr.)

This photo was also not identified, but was taken at the Miller Photographers, 415 Nicolet Ave, Minneapolis, at the same time as the one on the left. It could either be Charles Webster, or one of the sons of Peter M. Gideon. Also, on the other hand, it could be Ansel Peter Gideon.

This photo was so faded that we had to really enhance it when scanning it. It has a name on the back of Kenneth H. Gideon. No date, but estimated to be in the late 1800s. It was taken at Portland, Oregon by Prof. G. L. Eastman, 388 E. Morrison. Might this not be Lester Peter Gideon, Sr's brother Kenneth Gideon, who was born in 1889 and died within the year? How come the photo was made in Portland? Or, is it of some other Kenneth Gideon. If so what was it doing in the family album? The mystery thickens. The ashes of Kenneth are in an urn in the Gideon family niche at the Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California. In the same niche are the ashes of Ansel Peter, Sophia (Kraus), Lester Peter, Sr, and Edythe (Lynch).

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Page created 8 June 1998,
updated 15 January 2006,

by Lester Peter Gideon