Thursday, December 27, 2012

Family Photos: Unidentified Wilkens of Carthage, Illinois

This photo of five unidentified adults, from the Decatur County Historical Society's collection, gives a couple of good clues. The cabinet card gives the name and location of the photographer: Sympson in Carthage, Ill. Also, the name "Wilkens" is hand-written on the back. 

In the 1900 census, there was a photographer named Crittenden Sympson living in Carthage (Hancock County, Illinois), and a farmer named Charles Wilkens was living near Carthage in Sonora with his wife, Mary and their 7 children: George, David, Valley, Charles, Gabriel, John and Ralph. 

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