• Mrs. Charles Durkee

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • Mrs. Eli G. Runals

    Helen Murray Runals came to Southport in 1840 with her husband, Eli G. Runals. For many years they lived on the "Willow Brook Farm."

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  • Charles Leet home

    This home was built in 1842 and it is believed that this picture shows the house in its original state. It was remodeled in the 1860s at the close of the Civil War. Lantern slide number 76 shows the h…

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  • Monument of Samuel Hale

    Dewey, C. E

    This monument is in Green Ridge Cemetery, Kenosha, Wisconsin. It is in memory of Samuel Hale, Senior, and the members of his family.

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  • Reverend Jason Lothrop

    Jason Lothrop was a Baptist minister and member of the Western Emigration Company, for which he drafted the articles of association. He landed in Pike from Hannibal, New York, on the schooner Detroit…

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  • Volney French

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • F. W. Lyman and granddaughter Elizabeth on porch

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • Julius Henry Kimball

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This photograph is from the L. M. Thiers collection and is the property of the Kenosha County Historical Society. Julius Henry Kimball was one of the earliest pioneer settlers, having moved to Southpo…

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  • William Bullen

    William Bullen (sometimes called Wally) was the son of General John Bullen and a brother of John Bullen, Jr. William Bullen was one of the organizers of the Western Emigration Company, which originate…

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  • Colonel Frederick S. Lovell

    Colonel Lovell was born in 1815 in New York and came to Southport in 1837. He practised law, and was a member of the Council of the Territorial Legislature at Madison, a delegate in the convention to…

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  • F. W. Lyman and Elizabeth - interior

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    F. W. Lyman sitting on side chair, is reading a book to Elizabeth who stands at left side. Floor covered striped carpet, covered partly by floral rug and skin rug. Two-drawer chest behind Lyman, toppe…

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  • Jason Lothrop, William Rhodes

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    William J. Rhodes, Town of Somers resident. For 21 years, he served as School Board Treasurer of the Somers School, District Number Five.

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  • Josiah Bond home

    The Josiah Bond home was located on Prairie Avenue at the corner of West Street (60th Street and 11th Avenue). Before 1927 this location was known as 419 Prairie Avenue, and after 1927 as 1021 60th St…

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  • Harvey Durkee

    Hesler, A

    The small (2 1/2 by 4 inches) photograph of Harvey Durkee bearing the date of 1865 was a gift in 1937 from Harvey Durkee, a grandson of the subject of this picture, and son of Charles Durkee.

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  • Home of Henry Williams

    This home was built in about 1836 or 1837. It was the home of the Williams family, who came to Southport in 1835 and settled at the end of Howland (22nd) Avenue on the bank of the creek. Maria William…

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  • Colonel M. Frank, Wallace Mygatt

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • Michael Frank

    Michael Frank (1804-1894) came to Southport in October, 1839. He served in the Fourth Wisconsin Militia. He was the associate editor of the Southport Telegraph in 1840. In 1842, he became the sole pro…

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  • John Bullen, Jr.

    John Bullen, Jr., was born May 19, 1803, son of General John Bullen. As an agent for the Western Emigration Company, formed for the purpose of locating a colony on the west shore of Lake Michigan, he…

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  • Alexander Yule

    Inscribed on this photograph was the following: "Mr. Alexander Yule, father of George and John T. Yule. First man to take out citizenship papers in Kenosha County, then a part of Racine County." The "…

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  • Michael Frank

    The original of this picture of Colonel Michael Frank was given to the Gilbert M. Simmons Library. Colonel Frank was a prominent Kenosha citizen, newspaper editor, Justice of the Peace, member of the…

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