I have an original 5”x7” photograph of “William Samuel Pearce, of Waukegan Commandery #12 K.T.” and “Eminent Commander”, which I’d like to get back to descendants or family members. Photo was taken in about 1900-1909.
I found William in the 1880 and 1900 censuses for Waukegan (Lake Co.) IL, showing he was a druggist, born Jan 1824, with wife Mary, and that he immigrated in 1876. His autobiography on Ancestry shows that he died in 1909.
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