Bill Thanks for the look-up.This Louis Girard the painter may be him!!What is interesting is Louis's father's name was Nelson Girard.His father died in 1897 in Tuscola county Michigan though. Now I hope to find Louis in one of the censuses with birth place as Michigan and age to determine if it is really him. Family story is he had a fight with one of his brothers in a logging camp in Tuscola co. He later packed his stuff and left.