William Hodgson (15 Aug 1816 – 23 Nov 1906) first came to Tazewell County about 1832 with his father Amos.
These photos were contributed by Deborah Huffman, Seattle, Washington (William & Phebe’s third great-granddaughter).
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Members of the Busy Bee Sewing Circle during the Civil War. One of these young girls, Josephine Goodheart, would grow up to become one of the first principals of Pekin High School.
The photo was submitted about 2002 by Ellen Rowan Taylor, Sierra Vista, Arizona. who is the great-grandniece of Josephine Goodheart.
Besides the six members of the 1873 class, we show photos of the high school building and the commencement program. One of these young ladies, Josephine Goodheart, would later become principal of Pekin High School.
Photo was submitted about 2002 by Ellen Rowan Taylor, Sierra Vista, Arizona. who is the great-grandniece of graduate Josephine Goodheart.
Pioneering photographer H.H. Cole created a historical picture gallery of notable Tazewell County residents—displayed at one time on the hallway walls of the Tazewell County Courthouse. Many of these photographs are of early Tazewell County notable men. Our archivists scanned over 1500 of the 5″x7″ photos that had been stored in the basement of the Tazewell County Courthouse for decades. Here’s your chance to own a photograph of your Tazewell County ancestor taken by the same man who photographed Abraham Lincoln.
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Pekin, IL 61555-0312
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