William T. Ellsworth

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Description Albumen print on cabinet card mount, MARKS: Ely, of Ellsworth, William "Bill" Theodore
Year Range from 1879
Year range to 1883
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of William T. Ellsworth as a middle-aged man. He wears a fairly long beard without mustache. He is dressed in a dark suit with white shirt. Ellsworth was born May 22, 1836 at Morristown, St. Lawrence County, NY, the son of Samuel and Nancy Ellsworth. He attended local scholls and 2 yeas at Ogdenburg College. He came to Oshkosh in 1845. He worked as a lumber jack and a surveyor. He went to work for Philetus Sawyer in 1847 and eventually became the superintendant of the mill. In 1862 he married Verna Sturtevant, daughter of Nye G. Sturtevant. His wife was a niece of Mrs. Philetus Sawyer. The couple had several children: Nye P. Ellsworth; May Ellsworth (Mrs. William P. Findeisen); and Melvina Ruth Ellsworth (Mrs. Frederic R. Pollard). He was later the personal secretary for Senator Philetus H. Sawyer for many years and lived across the street from them on the northeast corner of Algoma Blvd. and Congress. He died November 8, 1920 in Oshkosh. He was also involved in several other lumber companies. His home was torn down in the 1930s.
Object ID P2001.1.406
Object Name cabinet card
People Ellsworth, William "Bill" Theodore
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4.25" x 6.5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Business people
Title William T. Ellsworth
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