James Willock

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Collection Willock Family
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Description albumen print on tan card stock of James Willock.
MARKS: W. F. Webster,/Photographer,/Oshkosh, Wis.
Year Range from 1871
Year range to 1875
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Carte de visite of James Willock, early Oshkosh settler and painter. He is wearing a dark frock coat , vest with watch chain and trousers. He wears a beard without mustache.
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 P2000.42.44
Object Name carte de visite
People Willock, James
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 2 1/2" x 4"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Title James Willock
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