Clement F. Kaylor, Photographer

Clement F. Kaylor was a photographer from about 1910 – 1930 in Mishawaka, Indiana; possibly starting prior to 1910 but not earlier than 1906. (The 1906 city directory shows he was working for the M. W. Manufacturing Co.) Born February 9, 1868 in Huntington, Indiana, he was the son of Harmon Kaylor and Eliza Forst. His father’s occupation was Blacksmith on the 1880 Federal Census which was taken in Warren, Indiana.

Clement or “Clem” was first married to Cora Bell Dinius, who died in 1890. lists a son for the couple, Eldon Edward Kaylor, born 1888. On September 7, 1898, in Fort Wayne, Clem married Agnes C. Kelley. The 1910 census shows Clement, Agnes and their nine-year old son Marvin, born Indiana, about 1901. Also on this census is Clem’s sister Clara, working for him at the photography studio.

The 1910 city directory gives Clem’s studio address of 116 E. 2nd. In 1916 the address given was 116 Lincoln Way E. (This may have been the same location but renamed.) About 1920 he had moved his studio to 112 N. Main St. The 1923 directory gave some additional information showing Clem F. Kaylor, “Photographer, Framing, Kodak Finishing.” Clem died in Mishawaka, January 14, 1931.

See our Cina’s Hat post for an example of the photographer’s work.

Sources:   Year: 1880; Census Place: Warren, Huntington, Indiana; Roll: 285; Family History Film: 1254285; Page: 515C; Enumeration District: 193; Image: 0372. (

Year: 1910; Census Place: Penn, Saint Joseph, Indiana; Roll: T624_377; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0155; FHL microfilm: 1374390. (

Year: 1930; Census Place: Mishawaka, St Joseph, Indiana; Roll: 627; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0075; Image: 1010.0; FHL microfilm: 2340362. (

South Bend Directory Co.’s Directory of South Bend, Mishawaka and Rural Route Lists of St. Joseph County, Indiana. 1906. p. 826. ( U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989)

Hibberd’s City Directory of South Bend and Mishawaka, Indiana. 1912 – 1916. ( U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989)

R.L. Polk & Co.’s City Directories for Mishawaka and South Bend, Indiana. 1919 – 1930. ( U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989)

Clement F. “Clem” Kaylor. Memorial #115943847. (Accessed January 31, 2015.)

Harmon Kaylor. Memorial #19551530. (Accessed January 31, 2015.)