William L. Kidder's Genealogy Photos Needing Identification


Please let me know if you can identify any of the unknown people in these photos sent to me by William L. Kidder. Click on a thumbnail image to see a larger version of the photo.


Frank L. Tillotson

The photo is labelled:

Feb 16/79 (could be 89)
Frank L.(?) Tillotson aged 14

This might be Frank Lewis Tillotson, son of Samuel Curtis Tillotson and Lucinda Vaughan. Frank Lewis Tillotson was born September 2, 1862. He would have been 16 in February, 1879, not 14, but so far I haven't been able to find another Frank L. that would fit better. Sanuel Curtis Tillotson was the son of Seth Tillotson and Mary Curtis. Seth Tillotson was the son of Samuel Tillotson and Sarah Partridge, so Samuel Curtis Tillotson was a first cousin of Franklin James, Jane Minerva, etc. The picture was taken in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Kenosha County is where Samuel and his family lived.

Another possibility is that this is Frank Forrest Tillotson, son of Miles Wells Tillotson and Nellie Parnell Butts. Miles was the son of Samuel Tillotson, Jr. and Lucy Dana Jackson, and thus was another first cousin of Franklin James, Jane Minerva, etc. Frank Forrest Tillotson was born January 25, 1865 in Elyria, Ohio, but he grew up in Ovid, Michigan. He would therefore have been 14 at the time of this photo. However, as far as I know, he never lived in Wisconsin.


Jane Minerva Tillotson and her sister?

Jane Minerva Tillotson and, I assume, her sisters. I suggest the following identifications:

left standing, Mary Eliza Tillotson (least sure);
left seated, Charlotte Maria Tillotson Darling;
right standing, Elizabeth Ann Tillotson Munson;
right seated, Jane Minerva Tillotson Linzee (certain).


Unknown family #1.

Unknown family #1. A Tillotson woman and her spouse? Both of the older boys look something like the Unknown person #1 below.


Unknown family #2.

Unknown family #2. A Tillotson woman and her spouse? This woman also appears in other photos from Elsie Michigan.


Unknown person #1

Unknown person #1. The man in this photo looks something like the older boys in Unknown family #1 above.


Unknown person #2

Unknown person #2.


Unknown person #3

Unknown person #3.


Unknown person #4

Unknown person #4. Possibly Jane Minerva Tillotson?


Unknown person #5

Unknown person #5. Possibly Mary Eliza Tillotson?


Unknown person #6

Unknown person #6.


Unknown person #7

Unknown person #7.


Unknown person #8

Unknown person #8. I believe he looks something like Charles Edward Bennett, son of Mary Emeline Tillotson and David Humes Bennett.


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Last modified by pib on October 1, 2010.