William Dalmon Stroud

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Description Albumen print on yellow colored cardstock of William Dalmon Stroud.
Year Range from 1866
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1870
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 23105
Notes Full standing view of William Dalmon Stroud standing next to his invention. He is holding an ear of corn in his left hand and working a lever on a machine attached to a saw horse. Inside the mechanism is another ear of corn which is being shelled.
William Dalmon and Laura Stroud were Oshkosh pioneers. William was born on July 10, 1808 at Essex County, New York the son of William and Zeruiah Stroud. William D.'s wife Laura Ann Lee was born September 13, 1814 at Ferrisburgh, Vermont. They were married on January 22, 1832 in Essex County, NY. At age 15 William apprenticed with an iron maker and followed that trade for 35 years. The family came to Winnebago County in 1851. They settled in Algoma and lived there for fifteen years. William was listed in the 1860 federal census as a farmer residing in the third ward of the city of Oshkosh, Winnebago County. Residing with him were his wife and the following children: Laura, born circa 1835 at New York; Horace; Albert E., born circa 1844 at Vermont; James N., born circa 1845 at New York; Irene M., born circa 1852 in Wisconsin; and Charles Thomas, born circa 1858 in Wisconsin. They also had two sons, William L. Stroud and George F. Stroud, and a daughter, Amanda (Stroud) Harney. A William Stroud (possibly his son) also filed a Federal Land Claim on June 15, 1857 in Section 6, in Wolf River Township. William Dalmon Stroud is listed in the 1867 Oshkosh City Directory as a farmer. About that same time they moved to a house on the corner of Iowa Street and Eleventh Avenue. According to family tradition he was also an inventor of farm machinery. He died in Oshkosh on June 28, 1895.
Object ID P2005.19
Object Name Carte De Visite
People Stroud, William Dalmon
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 2 1/2" x 4"
Subjects Group Photographs
Corn husking
Title William Dalmon Stroud
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