Thursday, June 12, 2014

Unknown Woman by McFadden Studio, Paducah KY

Another unknown woman from Moran Place.  She was immortalized by the McFadden Studio in Paducah Kentucky.  Taken in the early 1900's.

William G. McFadden was a photographer and an artist who worked in oil.  He was born Sept 14 1869 in Shelbyville, KY to William McFadden and Elizabeth Grub.  His wife was named Hattie, maiden name unknown    He died in Paducah at his home on November 6, 1941 and was interred at Oak Grove Cemetery in Paducah.

Obituary-Paducah Sun-Democrat 
November 6 1941

W.G. McFadden, Photographer for 52 years, Dies
Moved to Paducah at age of 7; was once School Board Member.

W.G. MdFadden, 72, Paducah photographer, died at 5 a.m. today at his home, 1413 South Third Street.
Mr. McFadden was born in Shelbyville, KY, September 14 1869, and moved with his family to Paducah when he was about seven years old.  He went into photographic work when he was about 20 years old with the old Hunt Photography studio on the second floor of a building on the northwest corner of Fourth and Broadway.

After obtaining experience Mr. McFadden went to Louisville where he worked for about three years.  He returned here and took over the Hunt studio.  He moved into the Oehlschlaeger building at Sixth and Broadway more than 15 years ago where he has been ever since.  Besides being a photographer, he was also an oil painter.

He was a member of the Theosophlet Church and the and the Paducah Theosophical Society.  At one time he was a member of the Paducah board of education. 

He is survived by his wido, Mrs. Hattie McFadden; two brothers, Dan McFadden, Paducah and Ed McFadden, Lebanon, Mo., a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Lone, Philadelphia, Penn.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed. 

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