John P. McAllister

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Record 55/261
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Collection Slayton
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Description Albumen print mounted on oval cardstock of John P. McAllister.
Year Range from 1864
Year range to 1869
Medium Photographic Paper/Cardstock
Notes Three-quarter seated portrait of John P. McAllister. He wears a dark coat with velvet collar; vest; white shirt and cravat. He wears a beard without moustache and is balding.
John P. McAllister was born in Maine circa 1822. He married Margaret Elizabeth Dutch, who was also born in Maine, circa 1823. The couple had two sons: George and John Winslow McAllister. George, born in Maine circa 1850, and married in Oshkosh to mary Smith on August 26, 1888. John Winslow McAllister was born in Wisconsin circa 1855 and married Hattie Adelia Richards on January 4, 1877. John P. McAllister worked in the lumber business in Calais, Maine prior to 1854. By September 1854 the family was living in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A daughter named Jennie was born in 1865. John P. McAllister is listed in the Oshkosh City Directories from 1857-1876 as a lumberman and lumber dealer. However, no mill or dealership is listed in his name. He was first in partnership with his brother Silas McAllister, but it disolved. From 1869-1876 he operated the Hunter & McAllister Lumber Company on Red River. John P. lived from 1868-1876 at 38 Church Street. The family is no longer listed in the directories after this date. Correspondence in the archives suggests that they were living in Mineola, Minnesota in 1886.
Object ID P1935.9.1
Object Name Print, Albumen
People McAllister, John Patrick
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Lumber industry
Title John P. McAllister
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