Winner of the Harry E. Pratt Memorial Award by the Illinois Historical Society, 1998.

Update on Walter C. Earp:

Election Poll Book of 1864 lists Walter C. Earp.

A note in the Atlas of September 7, 1866: “Mr. W. C. Earp met with a severe accident on Tuesday by being thrown from a carriage upon which he was riding from the Depot, the wheels passing over him.”

The Census of 1870 has

            Walter C Earp  50  living with his sister  (not in 1874 directory)

            Elizabeth Ezell 59                                     (not in 1874 directory)

            Sarah C 29

            Margaret Brown 15

            Lucy Hoag 7


            Next door are

            William Ezell 20

            Elizabeth 22

            Luella 7/12

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