Robert Buckley
William Albert Hildreth
Sun Jul 18, 5:13

Dan,I think the reason you didn't find a family tree on Ancestry for W.A. Hildreth is because the person who posted the tree listed his birth year at 1855.

https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/44501679/person/24050875552/facts

For me,the painting looks nothing like Wyatt Earp. It list no provenance.Oil paintings are often faked to look older than they are .

    • Re: Re: Re: Samuel Clay HildrethDaniel Buck, Sun Jul 18 3:25
      Robert, Best I can determine, the painter & stage actor William A. Hildreth was born ca. 1854 in Eastport or Gardiner, Maine, and died 5 September 1914 in Santa Monica, California. He married Jennie... more
      • William Albert Hildreth — Robert Buckley, Sun Jul 18 5:13
        • Re: William Albert HildrethDaniel Buck, Sun Jul 18 5:54
          Robert, many thanks. Ancestry's software works in mysterious ways: my search for William A. Hildreth, born in Maine ca. 1854 had turned up nothing. The tree is quite helpful, and indicates that ... more
          • Re: Re: William Albert HildrethDaniel Buck, Sun Jul 18 9:06
            Turned out the search fail was my error, not Ancestry's: I searched for exact first and last name "William A. Hildreth," which failed to match the family tree for "William Albert Hildreth." Live a... more
            • Relisted - Only $500Mel Graf, Sat Jul 24 18:37
              The note looks absolutely clownish. As an aside, I see “The Lost Story” portrait of “Earp” hasn’t gained the once promised traction. It appears that one of the authors has passed.
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