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Jennie Reardon Hancock

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Description Copy print of an earlier damged daguerreotype or ambrotype of an unidentified young woman, probably Jennie Reardon Hancock.
Year Range from 1855
Year range to 1860
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view copy print made from a heavily damaged daguerreotype or ambrotype. The image shows the head of an unidentified young woman, who would have been the same age as Jennie Reardon Hancock.
Jennie Reardon was born in Ireland in 1840, the daughter of Sarah C. Dwyer and Michael H. Reardon. The Reardons first immigrated to England, where their daughter Sarah was born in 1845. They were living in Wisconsin in 1847 when their daughter Gertrude was born. Michael is listed in the 1855 Wisconsin State Census as living in the 1st Ward, City of Oshkosh and in the 1857 Oshkosh City Directory as a merchant on Ferry Street (Main Street). Jennie was married in 1861 to Oshkosh attorney, John Hancock. John enlisted at Oshkosh on April 21, 1861 in Company E, 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry He was commissioned as 1st Lieutenant in that company on April 23, 1861. John was then commissioned as Major in the 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on October 3, 1861, which was formed at Camp Wood in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of that regiment on April 7, 1862 and Colonel on June 17, 1862. He lead the regiment at the Battle of Shiloh and at the Battle of Corinth. He resigned his commission on January 23, 1863 due to a disability, and returned to Oshkosh. They removed to a farm near City Point, Jackson County in 1884. John died on April 9, 1894 at City Point. He was survived by his widow and four children: John; Maude; Lee; and Louise Hancock. He is buried in the Old Catholic Section at Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh. Jennie died at City Point on November 24, 1911 and is buried next to her husband.
Object ID P2008.13.9
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Hancock, Jennie Reardon
Reardon, Jennie
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 2.25" x 2.75"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Female
Immigrants
Irish-Americans
Title Jennie Reardon Hancock
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