Hello All
I wanted to show you some cabinet card photos I bought this week at an Antiques Centre in Kent.

I think this may be Alfred Davies Cammeyer. (It was not easy reading the signature and I had to get help from a Facebook handwriting group).

I have started Alfred's family tree and have been doing some research into his life, though of course he has already been well documented. I have found the photo of him on this forum and a headshot from his Obituary. Does anyone know of anymore?

There was also this picture of a young man playing a banjo. Is it a Zither?

I also have 4 cabinet cards of ladies but they have no writing on. It is quite possible they have nothing to do with Alfred but were in the little pile that I bought at the same time. Are there any photos of his wife known to exist? I know Alfred was known as Cam. I have not been able to find much about his wife Eleanor but there are a couple of possible leads if she was known as Annie?

Any must have reads or places to look for information on him that is not readily available online? I have started flicking through his book.

Lastly I did see the thread on here where I think it was a member called Richard who had tried to find where Alfred was buried. Did he ever find out?

I buy old photos and postcards etc to practice researching family history as it is my hobby. Any comments would be great.

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Cam's cottage, 'Luna Lure'  in Brailsford, now much extended/modernised, is now  called 'Park Leys'.

Joanne said:

Richard,      one of his sisters was indeed Henrietta born 1856. I have a record of her leaving Ellis Island for France in 1938 and she is 82 then.. It says she lives in New York at that time. I will check the newspaper archives for any adverts or notices.  I have found her again in the 1940 Census - retired music teacher. It must be the same person.

I have their fathers Henry/Harry's obituary and it says he was a wine merchant and later in advertising. A few of the family including Henry and his wife were buried at GreenWood Cemetery, no headstones. I just searched the Cemetery records and there are 40 Cammeyer's buried there. 

I would like to add the marriage cert to the tree if you don't mind? That proves we got that bit correct. That also gives me Annie's fathers correct name. 

Ah Cam's death was registered on Xmas Eve. I am having trouble finding a will but will keep trying.

I know what I will be doing this weekend, thank you so much. 

I'm not having any luck in finding the notes I made when I was looking at Cam's family history but will continue searching. There are articles about Cam in the B.M.G. magazines for Jan, Feb, March and April 1950 available here on the Ning site under John Fileld BMG library.

Richard William Ineson said:

Cam's cottage, 'Luna Lure'  in Brailsford, now much extended/modernised, is now  called 'Park Leys'.

Joanne said:

Richard,      one of his sisters was indeed Henrietta born 1856. I have a record of her leaving Ellis Island for France in 1938 and she is 82 then.. It says she lives in New York at that time. I will check the newspaper archives for any adverts or notices.  I have found her again in the 1940 Census - retired music teacher. It must be the same person.

I have their fathers Henry/Harry's obituary and it says he was a wine merchant and later in advertising. A few of the family including Henry and his wife were buried at GreenWood Cemetery, no headstones. I just searched the Cemetery records and there are 40 Cammeyer's buried there. 

I would like to add the marriage cert to the tree if you don't mind? That proves we got that bit correct. That also gives me Annie's fathers correct name. 

Ah Cam's death was registered on Xmas Eve. I am having trouble finding a will but will keep trying.

I know what I will be doing this weekend, thank you so much. 

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