Colonel Kit and Lou (Chapman) Carson
detailsUnknown Unknown po0303pc.jpg PO-0303 B&W 1700-0303-0003 po0303pc Photo Card Print 6x9 Historic Photographs 1910 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives
Colonel Kit Carson III (b. 1852 - d. 1931), the grandson of famed fur trapper and army officer Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson, sold mining claims. He was involved in a minor scandal involving the selling of Lobo wolf skins. Ultimately, the Arizona Pima County Board of Supervisors determined that the skins were genuine. He also promoted the Golden State Mining Company throughout Yuma, Arizona. He was charged with fraudulent representation of the mine. His pedigree related to the famous frontiersman Kit Carson was also questioned.
Pictured in the photograph is his wife, Lou (Chapman) Carson (b. 1869 or 1870 -1953) .
Handwriting on back of photo reads: "Col. Kit Carson and wife said was grandson of Kit Carson."
Burial in 1931 at Mountain View Cemetery in San Bernardino, California.
Sources: Arizona Sentinel and Yuma Weekly, August 7, 1913; Weekly Journal-Miner, April 29, 1908; Tombstone Epitaph, July 21, 1907, findagrave.com, Family Search
To purchase this image please click on the NOTIFY US button and we will contact you with details
The process for online purchase of usage rights to this digital image is under development. To order this image, CLICK HERE to send an email request for details. Refer to the ‘Usage Terms & Conditions’ page for specific information. A signed “Permission for Use” contract must be completed and returned. Written permission from Sharlot Hall Museum is required to publish, display, or reproduce in any form whatsoever, including all types of electronic media including, but not limited to online sources, websites, Facebook Twitter, or eBooks. Digital files of images, text, sound or audio/visual recordings, or moving images remain the property of Sharlot Hall Museum, and may not be copied, modified, redistributed, resold nor deposited with another institution. Sharlot Hall Museum reserves the right to refuse reproduction of any of its materials, and to impose such conditions as it may deem appropriate. For certain scenarios, the price for personal usage of the digital content is minimal; CLICK HERE to download the specific form for personal usage. For additional information, contact the Museum Library & Archives at 928-445-3122 ext. 14 or email: email@example.com.