Wednesday, March 7, 2018

#2: Autograph Album of Hattie R. Earnheart of Fairbury, Illinois


Autograph album kept by Hattie R. Earnheart of Fairbury, Illinois, starting on October 1, 1883.

Note:  See another post for another autograph album Hattie kept during the same time frame.

Hattie wrote her name and the date she started her album on the page shown below:


The album measures approximately 7" by 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of over 80 of Hattie's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

? [5]GGreen [2]PPatton [2]
AArmstrongHHall [2]Pech [2]
BBaechlerHarperPhillips
BaileyIImhofPowell ?
Baker [5]IngramRRockhold
BarnesJJacksonSSeymore
BarnumKKelloggSkean
BarnumKermanTThornton
BlountKerrVVirgin
BowerLLambertWWade
CCarmichaelLandis [2]Walton
ChidesterLatimer [2]Whitaker
Cramer [2]LoughWilliams
DDeckerLuskWilson
Dennis [4]MMcCayYYoung
Dennis ?McDowell
DexterMcLean [2]
DuBoisMcNab [2]
DuellMenold
EEarnheart [5]Moon ?
FFilley [2]Murdock
Fowler [5]OOdell
FrancisOehl

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Hattie R. Earnheart was born October 2, 1869 at Fairbury, Illinois, the daughter of James Franklin Earnheart and Edith Carr (Moore) Earnheart, assuming that the informant on her death record was correct.   Hattie had several siblings, one of whom, Mary Ophelia (Earnheart) Odell, inscribed a page in the album.  Ophelia was the wife of Jerome A. Odell.


Hattie married twice, I believe:
  1. Alphonso Lafayette Chandler, on April 17, 1889 in Livingston County, Illinois
  2. Byrl Joseph Wunderlich, on June 27, 1907 at Chicago, Illinois

I believe Hattie had two children with her first husband.  She died at Elgin, Illinois, in 1947 and is buried in the Graceland Cemetery at Fairbury, Illinois.   

People who expressed a kinship with Hattie - and there were likely more who did not express a kinship:
  • Lizzie D.; "your loving Aunt"
  • B. C. Dennis; inscribed on May 17, 1884.  Hattie's uncle Baxter C. Dennis, husband of Elizabeth Melissa (Earnheart) Dennis, sister of Hattie's father James Franklin Earnheart
  • Dell Dennis; inscribed at Bardolph, Illinois, on May 28, 1884.  Hattie's cousin.  Dell also contributed to a shared page and may have been the D. D. who inscribed another page.
  • Carrie Earnheart; inscribed at Chenoa, Illinois; inscribed on July 28, 1884.  Hattie's cousin.  She may have inscribed more than one page or Hattie had more than one cousin Carrie who inscribed a page
  • L. T. Earnheart; inscribed at Chenoa, Illinois, on September 24, 1884.  If the initials are L. T., inscriber might have been Lucian Thayer Earnheart, son of Leonides Hamlin Earnheart, who was a brother to Hattie's father James Franklin Earnheart
  • Willie Earnheart; inscribed at Chenoa, Illinois, on July 27, 1884.  Hattie's cousin
  • Carrie Fowler; inscribed at Blandinsville, Illinois, on May 30, 1884.  Hattie's cousin Carrie B. (Dennis) Fowler, wife of John H. Fowler, who inscribed the left facing page.
  • John H. Fowler; inscribed at Blandinsville, Illinois, on May 30, 1884.  Called himself Hattie's cousin, but he was the husband of Hattie's cousin Carrie B. (Dennis) Fowler, who inscribed the right facing page.
  • Cynthia E. Francis; inscribed at Forrest, Illinois, on March 7, 1885.  She was Hettie's sister, Cynthia Ellen (Earnhart) Francis, wife of Albert Francis
  • George F. Hall of Des Moines, Iowa; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on February 28, 1884.  Hattie's cousin
  • Mittie Hall of Clarksville, Iowa; inscribed on May 5, 1884.  Hattie's cousin
  • Len Moon; not sure of either name; inscribed at Clarksville, Iowa, on October 2, 1887.  Hattie's cousin
  • Ophelia Odell; inscribed in the summer of 1884.  Hattie's sister Mary Ophelia (Earnheart) Odell, wife of Jerome A. Odell.  
  • A. G. Patton; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on October 17, 1885.  Hattie's cousin


Sources
  • U.S. Federal Censuses
  • Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940 - marriage of Hattie R. Earnheart and Alphonso Lafayette Chandler
  • Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920 - marriage of Hattie R. (Earnheart) Chandler and Byrl J. Wunderlich
  • Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 - death record of Hattie R. (Earnheart) Wunderlich
  • FindaGrave.com

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Etta Green sketched a child on a bench blowing a horn in February 1885.

Inscribers in the Album
  • "Banjoest & Comedian of 333 State Street, Chicago, Illinois.  Shared the page with Maud Seymore of 33 LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois
  • E. G. F. R., or E. G. F.; not sure of last initial; inscribed on April 15, 1885, "Pay day"
  • Carrie; inscribed at Bardolph, Illinois, on May 9, 1884.  Hattie's cousin
  • G. A. S.; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on April 15, 1885
  • Lizzie D.; "your loving Aunt"
A
  • Cora Armstrong; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on January 27, 1885
B
  • M. L. Baechler; inscribed "at school" on November 24, 1884.  Hattie's seatmate
  • Annie L. Bailey.  Inscribed a page entitled "Macomb, Illinois, March 16, 1884".  Inscribers Miss Anna Pech; A. B. Blount; Annie L. Bailey; Henry K. Kerman; Dell Dennis; Frank McLean; Belle Baker; "Kit" Pech; Chass H. Whittaker Jr, possibly Charles H. Whitaker, Jr.; J. L. Wilson.
  • Belle Baker.  Inscribed a page entitled "Macomb, Illinois, March 16, 1884".  Inscribers Miss Anna Pech; A. B. Blount; Annie L. Bailey; Henry K. Kerman; Dell Dennis; Frank McLean; Belle Baker; "Kit" Pech; Chass H. Whittaker Jr, possibly Charles H. Whitaker, Jr.; J. L. Wilson.
  • C. A. Baker, or O. A. Baker; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on June 22, 1885
  • Fannie Baker
  • Fannie Baker of Harper, Kansas
  • Thomas E. Baker; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on June 18, 1885
  • Edna Barnes; inscribed on February 11, 1884
  • Alvi Barnum of Fairbury, Illinois; inscribed on April 22, 1885
  • Mrs. Nellie Barnum of Fairbury, Illinois
  • A. B. Blount.  Inscribed a page entitled "Macomb, Illinois, March 16, 1884".  Inscribers Miss Anna Pech; A. B. Blount; Annie L. Bailey; Henry K. Kerman; Dell Dennis; Frank McLean; Belle Baker; "Kit" Pech; Chass H. Whittaker Jr, possibly Charles H. Whitaker, Jr.; J. L. Wilson.
  • Stella Bower of Chenoa, Illinois; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on June 14, 1885
C
  • A. K. Carmichael, or A. R. Carmichael; inscribed at Fairbury Public Schools on January 24, 1885
  • Lizzie Chidester; inscribed at Bushnell, Illinois, on May 18, 1884.  "...may we ever remember the pleasant days together during House-cleaning at the M.E. Parsonage in Bardolph, Illinois"
  • Fannie Cramer; inscribed on April 21, 1885
  • Will H. Cramer of Fairbury, Illinois; inscribed on April 14, 1885
D
  • George Decker; inscribed on October 2, 1883
  • B. C. Dennis; inscribed on May 17, 1884.  Hattie's uncle Baxter C. Dennis, husband of Elizabeth Melissa (Earnheart) Dennis, sister of Hattie's father James Franklin Earnheart
  • Bert Dennis; inscribed at Bardolph, Illinois, on May 12, 1884
  • D. D. ; inscribed on June 14, 1885 at Fairbury, Illinois.  Perhaps Dell Dennis
  • Dell Dennis; inscribed at Bardolph, Illinois, on May 28, 1884.  Hattie's cousin
  • Dell Dennis.  Inscribed a page entitled "Macomb, Illinois, March 16, 1884".  Inscribers Miss Anna Pech; A. B. Blount; Annie L. Bailey; Henry K. Kerman; Dell Dennis; Frank McLean; Belle Baker; "Kit" Pech; Chass H. Whittaker Jr, possibly Charles H. Whitaker, Jr.; J. L. Wilson.
  • Harry H. Dexter
  • Fannie DuBois; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on February 7, 1884
  • Mrs. Delle Duell; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on June 1, 1885.  Presumably Cordelia (Mahoney) Duell, wife of Silas Duell
E
  • Carrie Earnheart; inscribed at Chenoa, Illinois, on July 28, 1884.  Hattie's cousin
  • Carrie Earnheart; inscribed at Chenoa, Illinois; inscribed on July 28, 1884.  Hattie's cousin
  • Hattie R. Earnheart of Fairbury, Illinois; album owner.  She started the album on October 1, 1883.
  • L. T. Earnheart; inscribed at Chenoa, Illinois, on September 24, 1884.  If the initials are L. T., inscriber might have been Lucian Thayer Earnheart, son of Leonides Hamlin Earnheart, who was a brother to Hattie's father James Franklin Earnheart
  • Willie Earnheart; inscribed at Chenoa, Illinois, on July 27, 1884.  Hattie's cousin
F
  • Fribbie Filley or Tribbie Filley; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on January 21, 1885
  • Ollie Filley of Fairbury, Illinois; inscribed on March 2, 1885.  Perhaps Olive Filley
  • Bert Fowler of Chicago, Illinois; inscribed on May 28, 1884
  • Carrie Fowler; inscribed at Blandinsville, Illinois, on May 30, 1884.  Hattie's cousin Carrie B. (Dennis) Fowler, wife of John H. Fowler, who inscribed the left facing page.
  • Ed Fowler; inscribed at Blandinsville, Illinois, on May 29, 1884.  Presumably Edgar Fowler, brother of inscribed John H. Fowler.
  • John H. Fowler; inscribed at Blandinsville, Illinois, on May 11, 1884
  • John H. Fowler; inscribed at Blandinsville, Illinois, on May 30, 1884.  Called himself Hattie's cousin, but he was the husband of Hattie's cousin Carrie B. (Dennis) Fowler, who inscribed the right facing page.
  • Cynthia E. Francis; inscribed at Forrest, Illinois, on March 7, 1885.  She was Hettie's sister, Cynthia Ellen (Earnhart) Francis, wife of Albert Francis
G
  • Etta Green; inscribed on February 25, 1885.  She sketched a child on a bench blowing a horn
  • Etta Green; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on October 6, 1884 "At School"
H
  • George F. Hall of Des Moines, Iowa; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on February 28, 1884.  Hattie's cousin
  • Mittie Hall of Clarksville, Iowa; inscribed on May 5, 1884.  Hattie's cousin
  • Miss Josie Harper; not sure of given name; inscribed at Paxton, Illinois.  Possibly Sarah Josephine Harper
I
  • Louisa E. Imhof; inscribed at Abingdon, Illinois, on May 7, 1884
  • Allie Ingram of Macomb, Illinois; inscribed on May 29, 1884
J
  • Harry D. Jackson of Bardolph, Illinois; inscribed on May 16, 1884
K
  • F. P. Kellogg; inscribed at Blandinsville, Illinois, on May 11, 1884
  • Henry K. Kerman.  Inscribed a page entitled "Macomb, Illinois, March 16, 1884".  Inscribers Miss Anna Pech; A. B. Blount; Annie L. Bailey; Henry K. Kerman; Dell Dennis; Frank McLean; Belle Baker; "Kit" Pech; Chass H. Whittaker Jr, possibly Charles H. Whitaker, Jr.; J. L. Wilson.
  • Ruth Kerr; inscribed on November 24, 1884
L
  • Ira D. Lambert of Urbana, Ohio; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on March 4, 1885
  • F. E. Landis of Fairbury, Illinois; inscribed on April 3, 1885
  • Katie Landis of Fairbury, Illinois; inscribed on April 3, 1885
  • D. H. Latimer; inscribed on January 20, 1885.  Presumably Delmar Hood Latimer.  The word "Brothers" straddle this and the right facing page inscribed by Mellie Latimer, who was John Melbourne Latimer
  • Mellie Latimer of Fairbury, Illinois; inscribed on February 6, 1884.  Presumably John Melbourne Latimer.  The word "Brothers" straddles this and the left facing page inscribed by D. H. Latimer, who was Delmar Hood Latimer
  • Nettie Lough; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on November 18, 1884
  • Nettie Lusk; inscribd at Albany, Illinois, on December 20, 1884
M
  • R. McCay; inscribed on January 30, 1884
  • Lu McDowell; inscribed on Fairbury, Illinois, on February 4, 1884.  Hattie's schoolmate
  • Frank McLean.  Inscribed a page entitled "Macomb, Illinois, March 16, 1884".  Inscribers Miss Anna Pech; A. B. Blount; Annie L. Bailey; Henry K. Kerman; Dell Dennis; Frank McLean; Belle Baker; "Kit" Pech; Chass H. Whittaker Jr, possibly Charles H. Whitaker, Jr.; J. L. Wilson.
  • Frank McLean; inscribed at Bardolph, Illinois, on May 13, 1884
  • Bell McNab; inscribed on May 7, 1885.  Class of 89.  B.U.V.N.S.
  • James McNab of Fairbury, Illinois
  • George Menold of Port Huron, Michigan; inscribed on Monday, September 29, 1884
  • Len Moon; not sure of either name; inscribed at Clarksville, Iowa, on October 2, 1887.  Hattie's cousin
  • S. D. Murdock of Fairbury, Illinois; inscribed on January 18, 1885
O
  • Ophelia Odell; inscribed in the summer of 1884.  Hattie's sister Mary Ophelia (Earnheart) Odell, wife of Jerome A. Odell
  • J. E. Oehl; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on February 4, 1885.  Possibly John E. Oehl
P
  • A. G. Patton; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on October 17, 1885.  Hattie's cousin
  • Zella Patton; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on October 17, 1883
  • Miss Anna Pech.  Inscribed a page entitled "Macomb, Illinois, March 16, 1884".  Inscribers Miss Anna Pech; A. B. Blount; Annie L. Bailey; Henry K. Kerman; Dell Dennis; Frank McLean; Belle Baker; "Kit" Pech; Chass H. Whittaker Jr, possibly Charles H. Whitaker, Jr.; J. L. Wilson.
  • "Kit" Pech.  Inscribed a page entitled "Macomb, Illinois, March 16, 1884".  Inscribers Miss Anna Pech; A. B. Blount; Annie L. Bailey; Henry K. Kerman; Dell Dennis; Frank McLean; Belle Baker; "Kit" Pech; Chass H. Whittaker Jr, possibly Charles H. Whitaker, Jr.; J. L. Wilson.
  • Edwin Phillips; inscribed at Clarksville, Iowa; inscribed on April 11, 1884
  • T. E. Powell; not sure of surname - could be Cowell or ?; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on August 9, 1884
R
  • Clara Rockhold; inscribed on August 8, 1884
S
  • Maud Seymore of 33 LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois.  Shared the page with "Banoest & Comedian" of 333 State Street, Chicago, Illinois
  • Dollie Skean; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on October 11, 1883
T
  • Dora Thornton; inscribed on November 24, 1884
V
  • Minnie Virgin of Fairbury, Illinois; inscribed on February 1, 1884
W
  • Belle Wade of Fairbury, Illinois; inscribed on February 4, 1884
  • Eva F. Walton; inscribed at Fairbury, Illinois, on October 26, 1883
  • Chass H. Whitaker, Jr., possibly Charles H. Whitaker, Jr.  Inscribed a page entitled "Macomb, Illinois, March 16, 1884".  Inscribers Miss Anna Pech; A. B. Blount; Annie L. Bailey; Henry K. Kerman; Dell Dennis; Frank McLean; Belle Baker; "Kit" Pech; Chass H. Whittaker Jr, possibly Charles H. Whitaker, Jr.; J. L. Wilson.
  • Emma E. Williams; inscribed at school on September 29, 1884
  • J. L. Wilson.  Inscribed a page entitled "Macomb, Illinois, March 16, 1884".  Inscribers Miss Anna Pech; A. B. Blount; Annie L. Bailey; Henry K. Kerman; Dell Dennis; Frank McLean; Belle Baker; "Kit" Pech; Chass H. Whittaker Jr, possibly Charles H. Whitaker, Jr.; J. L. Wilson.
Y
  • Jennie F. Young of Fairbury, Illinois; inscribed on October 4, 1884

2 comments:

  1. I have family in Fairbury, Illinois and they are familiar with many of these names. I think the Fairbury Historical Society would be very interested in this. Is this for sale or a private holding?

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    1. Yes, the album is available for sale, and there's another one of Hattie's also. Email address is on the blog post in right hand margin under Inquiries. There are also Fairbury inscribers in other albums - try the search box, also in right margin.

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