Tilly English

I've "rescued" an old photograph of Tilly ENGLISH which was taken at the Sim Mould Studio in Baraboo, WI sometime in the 1890's. Tilly appears to be in her teens or 20's at the time the photograph was taken. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding Tilly and her family:

Tillie ENGLISH was b. Dec 1877 in Sauk Co. WI to parents William Thomas or Thomas William ENGLISH (1849-1922) and Irene EVANS (1854-1900). Tillie was one of 4 children born to this couple including, Tillie; Harry E.; Izer A.; and Irene V. ENGLISH, all born between 1877 and 1895. Tillie married Ashley Bassett POWELL (1856-1941). Records indicate that the couple had two children including, John W. and Silas D. POWELL born in 1898 and 1904 respectively, however, I don’t believe that Tillie married Ashley until after the 1920 census so I’m guessing that they were children from a previous marriage. Tillie died 16 Nov 1961 in Reedsburg, WI and is buried in the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo, WI.

Census records provide the following details:

1880 census of Baraboo, WI:

Thomas W. ENGLISH, age 29, a Farmer, born VA, parents born VA
Izro ENGLISH, wife, age 26, Keeping House, born WI, parents born PA
Ellen ENGLISH, dau, age 2, born WI
Henry D. EVANS, father-in-law, age 61, a Farmer, born PA, parents born MA
+ 1 Servant

1900 census of Baraboo, WI:

T. W. ENGLISH, age 50, born Jun 1849, married 24 years, born VA, parents born VA, a Hardware Merchant
Irene ENGLISH, wife, age 46, born Jan 1854, married 24 years, 3 children/3 living, born WI, parents born PA
Tillie ENGLISH, dau, age 22, born Dec 1877, born WI
Harry E. ENGLISH, son, age 19, born Oct 1880, born WI
Irene V. ENGLISH, dau, age 5, born Apr 1895, born WI

1920 census of Baraboo, WI:

Thomas W. ENGLISH, age 70, a widower, born VA, parents born VA
Tillie ENGLISH, dau, age 42, born WI, parents born VA/WI, a Nurse
Irene V. ENGLISH, dau, age 24, born WI, parents born VA/WI, a Weaver

I’m hoping to locate someone from Tillie’s family so that this wonderful old photograph can be returned to the care of her family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

Date & Place: in Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin United States 53913
1877 - 1961

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A found photo with lots of personal details - love the hat and fashion, too!
Mar 14, 2017 · Reply
Kristy Pleet
Oh cool! That's only about an hour from my home...maybe I need to make a visit!
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Regal Cruz
She is a star! Love the hat.
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Dolphie Potter
Her face looks my ex sister in-law. Wow
Mar 15, 2017 · Reply
Romie Clarke Bostick
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Mar 15, 2017 · Reply
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William Gaston
Why don't women dress like that today
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Louise Antoinette
Pretty Lady
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Chris Matthews
I think this is her wedding dress, but I'm not sure about the hat. It is a fanciful delight, and yes I recognize egret feathers. We used to wear fur too. When we knew better we did better. She is lovely.
Mar 14, 2017 · Reply
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Beverly Jones-Craighead
Those were the days when women really KNEW how to dress!!
Mar 14, 2017 · Reply
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So lovely!
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The Snowy Egret almost went extinct cause of those dopey hats.
Mar 14, 2017 · Reply
Saundra Crenshaw Hayman
I love how they dressed, but happy that I was born in an anti-corset era.
Mar 14, 2017 · Reply
Sheridan Fenwick
She is beautiful
Mar 14, 2017 · Reply
JG Wilkins
They had real nice hat boxes to store their hats in made especially for the hats so they wouldn't get smashed or dusty while stored!
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JG Wilkins
Keep looking Norma for information! 😃
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So pretty
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Very pretty!
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She has a half smile, enigmatic
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Norma Stamp
Making me crazy, I saw this photo identified, name, age, etc. earlier on another page and now I can't find it to share with you
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Jan Mortimer
She could have smiled
Mar 14, 2017 · Reply
Z Elizabeth Barrett
Cool hat!
Mar 14, 2017 · Reply
Paula Fortier
Lin Epstein, the rose looks familiar! 😉
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Lin Epstein
Yes it does!
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Liz Wall
Beautiful photo
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Barbara Menders Kornacki
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A natural beauty :)
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Interesting flowers
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Those hats nearly put a lot of exotic birds extinct.
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Melissa Lowman or cared, as long as they looked good.
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You're so right - a lot of things we do hurt animals and the earth. But they were pretty! ;)
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Michele E. Lupe
Wonder what she was thinking when photographed.
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Becky Kelly
Love these old Pictures. So Amazing.
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Lovely picture.
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Helen Norvell
Love these old photo, I love the way they dressed!
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They do look pretty but so glad I never had to wear any of them!
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The blouse (or dress?) may look uncomfortable - but oh so pretty! :)
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Gillian Barr
Plenty of style xx
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