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.

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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