Margaret Beckman Ames family photograph collection, 1890s-1900s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Ames, Margaret Beckman, 1856-1909
Margaret Beckman Ames family photograph collection
1890s-1900s (inclusive)
7 photographic prints (1 folder) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
Photographs of Margaret Beckman Ames, her farm home, and her son, Thomas Mitchell with the University of Washington Cadet Co.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Margaret Beckman Ames was born on January 15, 1856, in Clinton Co., Kentucky, the fourth of nine children born to Edley C. and Rachel Woody Beckman. After living in Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas, Ames moved to Washington Territory c. 1882. She married Horace J. Ames on June 26, 1884, although the couple was separated by 1889. She had one child, Thomas Warner Mitchell. Ames died on November 25, 1909 in Bellingham, Washington.

Thomas Warner Mitchell was born on December 4, 1879, in Bentonville, Arkansas. He graduated from New Whatcom High School in 1895, and received his undergraduate and graduate educations from the University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Michigan, the University of Iowa, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Hannah Rau in Philadelphia on September 6, 1905. He worked as a professor, engineer, economic analyst, and more. Mitchell died of a stroke on March 10, 1948.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of Margaret Beckman Ames, the 1899 Puyallup Indian football team, the 1899 University of Washington Cadet Co. (featuring Ames's son Thomas Mitchell), and photograph of Ames's farm home.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1  Margaret Beckman Ames
Rembrandt Studio (photographer)
circa late 1870s-1880s
1 2  Margaret Beckman Ames holding diploma
Dobbs & Fleming, Holly Street, New Whatcom, Wash (photographer)
circa early 1890s
1 3-4  Margaret Beckman Ames circa 1890s-1900s, circa 1900s
1 5  Margaret Beckman Ames sitting on cellar door of log house near two men, probably Whatcom County, Washington
The men may be Horace J. Ames and Margaret's brother Charles Beckman.
circa 1870s-1880s
1 6  University of Washington cadets
Written on verso: E. W. Schoder, Capt. Walter Tiedman, Adjutant. T. W. Mitchell, 1st Lieut. Chas. Lindberg, 2nd Lieut. Glenn Trout, Seargent Major.
1 7  Puyallup Indian Reservation football team 1899

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Farmhouses--Washington (State)
  • Football--Washington (State)--Puyallup Indian Reservation
  • Military cadets--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Photographs--Specimens
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Ames, Margaret Beckman, 1856-1909--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs