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Catalog Number 2000.001.0103
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Sepia tone photograph on a rectangular backboard but the photo is oval. Photo of a very elderly man with white hair and beard. He appears to be almost bald at the top of his head but with longer hair at the rear. His full beard starts at his ears but is clipped to below his chin. The beard almost covers his dark bow tie. He is dressed in a three piece suit with a white shirt and dark tie. He is unsmiling and his mouth is closed. His mouth line does not indicate he has any teeth.
Number of images 1
Date 1905
Title Buchanan, William C.
Collection Agriculture - Harrison Machine Works - Buchanan, William C.
Accession number 2000.001.
People Buchanan, William C.
Notes 1850 St. Clair County Census
Mary 40 MD; William 16 IL; Sarah 15 IL; Catharine 10 IL

NOTE: Sarah md G Harvey and Catharine (Kate) md Henry Abend
Democrat Newspaper 5/3/1862 Kate Buchanan Md Henry Abend. Daughter of Mary (nee Davis) and Joel Buchanan, pioneer Methodists (read!). Children: Will Harvey and Chandler Abend

1860 Belleville City Street Directory
W. C. (FM Middlecoff & Co.) ss 3rd South between Race and City Limits, Boards A. Primm

Patent issued 1865 #498976: Issued to Harrison and Buchanan for a grain Separartor

1887 Belleville City Street Directory
Mary, wid Julius, boards 505 East 2nd St.
William C., VP Harrison Machine Works, res 2 ds corner High (202 S. High St.)

1891-2 Belleville City Street Directory
Mary E (Wid Joel) res 502 East B
William C, President Harrison Machine Works and Pres Greenmount Cemetery Assn, res 202 S. High St.

1901-2 Belleville City Street Directory
Wm C (Mary M) res 202 S. High St.

From Buchanan Ancestral file 4.19
Mary M, nee Burford (1837-1928 - Mrs. William C (William born 1833, died 1909) Md 1860.
Lived SE cor Lincoln & High for many years. Moved to CA 1903

Advocate Newspaper 7/16/1841: Lot 247 (55' on s First St.; 99' on Jackson St.) owned by Joel Buchanan sold by Mary Buchanan and William C. Davis

Advocate Newspaper: 12/12/1857 William C. Buchanan associated with T. Harrison in F. M. Middlecoff & Co.

Democrat Newspaper: 2/18/1864 Mrs. Buchanan sells lot on Main St. to J. B. Rentchler. To be used as rear entrance Agriculture Machine Depot.

Advocate Newspaper 8/22/1873 Buchanan with Harrison purchased Eimer property on S. Richland St. NOTE: Property used for Harrison Machine Works

Advocate Newspaper 3/28/1884: Buchanan purchases interest in Harrison Machine Works in 1857. In 1860 owned business with T. Harrison. T. Harrison & Co. bought interest in Cox & Roberts estab 1849.

Advocate Newspaper 2/23/1909: William C. born in Belleville 1833 moved to CA 1891. Died. Survived by wife and sister Mrs. Henry (Kate) Abend, NR

Daily Advocate 3/16/1929: Estate sold at Masters Sale to William L. Voellinger. Estate inc property at 109 E. Main St. (Buchanan Hall and dwelling adjoining) and also 19 E. Washington

News Democrat Newspaper: 5/14/1929 Buchanan Building (105 S. High St. - see page 610 of 1929 dir) purchased by Miller Grocery Co. at First South and High Sts.

Marriage Index for St. Clair County (at Belleville Public Library)
Joel Buchanan md Mary Elizabeth Davis 6/24/1830
Mary K Buchanan md Henry Abend 5/7/1862
Sarah C Buchanan md George A Harvey 12/23/1852