Old Photos

*Contributed by Shirley Payne. Thank you, Shirls!

Daniel Barbee GAR Post of Sugar Camp before 1895

We need help in identifying these folks!

Row 1, L to R: Vincent M. Winkler, John Nooner (?), Orval Nooner, Richard Ward Birkhead, _?_, _?_, George W. Capps (?), _?_

Row 2, L to R: Emily Catherine Wallace Winkler, Sarah Birkhead Waters Nooner, Barbara Peavler Birkhead, _?_, _?_, Emma Jane Page Capps (?), _?_

Row 3, L to R:  Unidentified

Here's what we know about this photo:  It was taken before 1897 because Vincent Winkler died during that year.  He was the only one identified in the photo when I received it.  Also, from another picture I found of the Winklers, we were able to identify his wife.

An article in the Mt. Vernon Register, October 25, 1885, (Reprinted in the May 1995 Preserver from the Jefferson Co. Genealogical Society) reports the organization of a new Post of GAR 537 in Moores Prairie.  It was named the Barbee Post in honor of Daniel Barbee who was killed at Fort Donelson.  The following names were given: R. C. Nooner, W. G. Wyrick, E. Kirdendall, Thomas Hank, T. C. McClure, J. T. Waters, N. E. Skinner, Wm. T. Hicks, Wm. Drew, D. S. Hunter, Martin Moore, Josh Epperson, John Fisher, Vincent Winkler, Thos. Wilkey, John Drew, E. J. Finn, Thomas Drew and Harvey Capps.

According to Harold Felty's Civil War Soldiers & Veterans, Hamilton Co., IL, the GAR Post 537 moved from Moores Prairie to Dahlgren about 1895.  I believe this photo might have been taken before that move.

We do know the building was not Wilbanks Stand as we had thought.  The stand was demolished before this time.  However, it might have been a a store called Sunflower.  I believe the banner says "One Country--One Flag."

If you can help identify members of this photo, please contact Carol or me.

Shirley Payne.

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