Coal Mining in Illinois
 

Braceville Businesses

 
 
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Braceville Village Officials

Braceville Village Officials

Back Row: Isaac Wilcoxson, Street Commissioner; S.W. Winters, Police Magistrate; T.F. Clover, Village Attorney; J. Allison, Marshall; Thos. Phillips, Clerk

Front Row: Wm. E. Smith, Trustee; Isaac Wyper, Trustee; B. Peterson, Trustee; William Dobbs, Trustee; William Mellish, Trustee

 


Richard Ramsay

Richard Ramsay

The Superintendent of coal mines at Braceville for the Chicago, Milqaukee, & St. Paul Railroad Company. Born Nov. 22, 1842 in England and immigrated to the United States in 1863.
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Girls of Braceville, 1891

Girls of Braceville, 1891

Bessie Reese, Lottie Hughton*, Margaret Malcom, Minnie Hamilton,
Emily Johnson, unknown, unknown, Lena Langerquist*, Alice Bates*, Grace Bates*,
Lizzie Perregrine, Miss Gleghorn*, Sara Hughs

* denotes a teacher

 

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Mine inspectors.

Mine inspectors.

Men who were explored the burning mine at Cherry; May 14, 1910

(L-R): Archibald Frew, Mine Manager; James Hudson, Mine Inspector;
Thos. Hudson, Mine Inspector; Hector McAllister, Mine Inspector

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A Half Hour Western Drama

A Half Hour Western Drama

K.C. Clark Co. in "The Road Agent,"
April 18, 1913

K. Clark, title role; Thomas Alexander, young mining operator; Eva Higginbotham,
"Mercedes" his wife; A.B. Spires, Sheriff Sam Stewart

 

 

 

The Gray Home 

The Gray Home

Janet McCall Gray in front of George Gray home in Braceville, 1920's

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Braceville Owls Basketball Team, 1915

Braceville Owls Basketball Team, 1915

Standing center - Leno Guardia
Kneeling left - Forrest Gray

 


Orchestra

Orchestra

Orchestra that played for dances at the Braceville Opera House and other occassions.
The pianist is Rose Powell Huston. She also played at the silent movie showings.