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Cherry Mine Disaster Survivor and Family | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society

Postcard

Cherry Mine Disaster Survivor and Family

Cherry Mine Disaster Survivor and Family | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
Postcard of a photograph of a family. Writing reads: "W.H. Clelland and Family. One of the Cherry Mine survivers <i>[sic]</i>. It is this man who was said to have led the Miners in Song & Prayer, and encouraged them. He had the only lead pencil among them and made notes which have been published. He has a keen eye to business, requiring a substantial sum before consenting to pose for this picture."
DESCRIPTION
Postcard of a photograph of a family. Writing reads: "W.H. Clelland and Family. One of the Cherry Mine survivers [sic]. It is this man who was said to have led the Miners in Song & Prayer, and encouraged them. He had the only lead pencil among them and made notes which have been published. He has a keen eye to business, requiring a substantial sum before consenting to pose for this picture."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:7787
Creation Date: November 1909
Creator Name:Dunham Photo
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Genre:Postcard
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 548
Original Dimensions:5.5 x 3.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
From Richard & Bob Clelland, grandsons of W.H. Clelland, in 08/07 emails: William H. and Ellen Clelland, holding their son, William C., and their daughter, Francis, who married a Mr. Harris. Ellen Clelland later married Edwin Bell. William H. Clelland's Death Certificate from the Peoria County Clerk (#1096): Born: 26 Jan 1879 Braidwood, Illinois Wife: Ellen Bouze Clelland; divorced Died: 11 Oct 1940 Peoria, Illinois Age: 61 years, 8 months, 15 days Cause: Ruptured aortic aneurism [interestingly, not from lung disease] Burial: Parkview Cemetery, Peoria
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Coats
Industrial safety
Lead mines and mining
Children and adults
Family
Fathers
Mothers
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group

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