Tilly English

Updated Aug 31, 2022
Shelley Cardiel
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on Mar 14, 2017 12:30 AM
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 53913, United States

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AncientFaces commented on Mar 14, 2017
A found photo with lots of personal details - love the hat and fashion, too!
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