Passport Land - Mary Ross
Mary Ross Calvert (20 June 1884, Nashville, Tennessee - 25 June 1974,
Nashville, Tennessee), worked as assistant to her uncle Edward Emerson
E Barnard (1857-1923), the noted astronomer, who was married to
Rhoda Calvert (her father Ebenezer
Clavert's sister) in 1881. You can read more about Mary Calvert at Wikipedia.
Her father was Ebenezer Calvert (cr. 4 June 1850, Pudsey, Yorkshire,
England - 25 October 1924, Nashville, Tennessee). In 1900, Ebenezer
Calvert was a widowed photographer, aged 50, arrived in the USA in
1883/84. Living next door is his
brother, Peter Ross Calvert (1855, Pudsey, Yorkshire,
England - 1931, Nashville, Tennessee), 46, born in England, arrived
ago, a widow, and also a photographer.
Her mother was Alice R Philips (born Massachusetts - died 1884-1890,
Nashville, TN). They married 30 Aug 1883, Davdison Co, TN and had four
and Peter Ross Calvert were successful photographers and painters in
Nashville. Both were born near Leeds, Yorkshire,
England, and studied art there before arriving in
Nashville in the 1870s.
- Mary Ross Calvert (see above)
Winifred Calvert (Dec 1885, Tennessee - 1943). Photographer in 1920.
Buried Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN. Never married.
- Zillah Margaret Calvert (5 Aug 1887, Tennessee - 7 Jan 1979,
Tennessee). Buried Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN. Never married.
- Alice B Calvert, born April 1891, Tennessee. Photographer in
1920. She probably married a William Lewis, and they had a daughter,
Virginia Lewis Jones (8 Aug 1919, Nashville, TN - 17 Mar 2010,
Calvert brothers worked for several Nashville galleries before setting
up their own studio in the old Cole Building, now the site of First
American National Bank. They taught art and did oil and watercolor
paintings, pastels, crayon drawings, and miniatures on ivory. Peter
Ross Calvert was an accomplished miniature painter at a time when the
specialty was enjoying a revival. In 1896 they went into partnership
with Sam Taylor as Calvert Brothers and Taylor. The partnership was
dissolved four years later, and the firm became Calvert Brothers. Both
brothers continued to paint, but photography was their livelihood, with
class photographs serving as their specialty. After Ebenezer
and Peter Ross Calvert died,
the business was carried on by Bertha and Zillah Calevrt until their
retirement in 1964, when their colleague Bob White purchased the
studio. Calvert Photographs continues today in Burns, Tennessee, owned
by Bob White's son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Scotty White.
Mary Ross Calvert's grandparents were:
- Joseph Calvert (1808, Stanningley, Yorks - Jan quarter 1874,
Bramley, Yorks). (43 in 1851, born Stanningley, Yorks; 51 in 1861, born
Bramley, Yorks). Bookkeeper, Pudesy, Yorks
in 1851 and 1861.
- Zillah Ross (1813, Calverley, Yorks - Jun quarter 1867, Dewsbury,
Yorks). (38 in 1851, 48 in 1861, born Calverley, Yorks). Press maker,
Pudesy, Yorks in
- ? Philips
This passport was issued on 17 January 1938, when she was 53. Her
occupation is listed as "Astronomical Assistant". The purpose of her
visit appears to have been tourism. Only pages that have been used are