PIONEERS AND IMMIGRANTS
James Willock

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Description Albumen print on plain-colored cardstock of James Willock.
Year Range from 1861
Year range to 1865
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Emulsion
Notes Half view portrait of James Willock, resident of Oshkosh who was a painter by trade. This is a circa 1880 copy of an earlier image. He has long bushy sideburns, and is wearing an over sized coat with light shirt and no tie. The photographer has tinted his cheeks and lips pink. Inscription: "Grand Fathers Willocks Father"
James Willock was born in Ireland in 1821, the son of Andrew Willock. He was married to Margaret and the couple had three children: Sarah, born in Ireland; Andrew, born in Massachusettes; and Elizabeth. He immigrated to the US in 1846 and in 1850 he was living in Lowell, Massachusettes and working as a painter. He brought his family to Oshkosh in 1856. He was a painter by occupation and specialized in hand-graining woodwork. He built a house at 45 (118) Fulton and lived there until his death. Margaret Willock died in 1892, and James married Wilhelmina. James died June 29, 1905. Wilhelmina survived him until 1925.
Object ID P2000.42.27
Object Name cabinet card
People Willock, James
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size H=5 1/4 W=4 1/2 in
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
Painter
Pioneers
Immigrants
Irish-Americans
Title James Willock
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