Just as a side note, these photos were all contributed quite a few years ago.
In the ensuing years, we've decided that we would prefer to post only historical pictures of the area rather than individual family pictures - especially when the family pictures don't come with any accompanying data. If you want to write a biography of your family and submit a few pictures with it, that would be much appreciated. [Not a family tree - we would post an actual biography, with words and whole sentences and sources cited.]


In the meantime, we'll continue to display the photos we already have.

Photos
Franklin County, Illinois

Gray Family Reunion, Franklin County, IL

Gray Family Reunion
This photo belonged to Ruby Gray Willis of Christopher (dec'd.) Her grandfather JW Gray
is one of the men in the photo. There is also a name written on the photo of a Henrietta Gray.
Henrietta Gray is located in the second to the bottom row, 3rd  lady.

Submitted by: Susan Branam


Gray Family

Gray Family circa 1909
Martha Catherine “Mattie” Jones Gray holding daughter: Ruby Gray (second row from the front, second in from the right)
Mattie’s father was Allen Jones.
Otto Gray, Mattie’s husband (back row, second from the right,with a rather grumpy look on his face)
Henrietta Jackson Gray (second row from the front, the third woman in from the left)
Behind Henrietta is James William Gray

Submitted by: Tami Hasse

Otto Gray, Franklin County, IL

Otto Gray, old tin photo

Submitted by: Tami Hasse

Ruby Gray, about 1914-1915

Submitted by: Tami Hasse

General and Mrs. Logan's first cottage at
Benton, Illinois
ca. 1885 and 1900

West Franklin 1st Baptist Church
(2nd building, c. 1920's - thanks to David W. Jent for providing this information)
West Frankfort, Illinois

1939
Zeigler abandon store & moviehouse
Located in the 100 block of Oak Street

1939
Zeigler abandoned stores
Located in the 100 block of Oak Street

Browning Grain Elevator

Browning Beer Saloon

1939
Jacob "Jake" NULL, with son.
Zeigler, Illinois
Information submitted by: Raymond NULL

Daughter of WPA worker.
(Works Progress Administration)
Zeigler, Illinois

1939
Jake & Kate NULL & Family
Living quarters attached to the back of Jake's Feed Store
Zeigler, Illinois

Information submitted by: Raymond NULL

1939 Jake's Feed Store
102 Oak Street
Zeigler, Illinois
(right) Jake NULL, owner - uploading commodities 
(left) Cecil Null,  Jake's oldest son
Information submitted by: Raymond NULL

1939
Cecil NULL
Zeigler, Illinois
Information submitted by: Raymond NULL

1939
Wife of unemployed coal miner.
Zeigler, Illinois

WPA (Works Progress Administration) worker
and family at dinner.
Zeigler, Illinois

1939
Kate Null -
holding 6 month old son Raymond NULL
 Zeigler, Illinois
Information submitted by: Raymond NULL

1939
Miner's children on porch of their home.
Located in "the patch" at the Zeigler #1 Mine
Zeigler, Illinois

Driller, Old Ben number eight.
West Frankfort, Illinois

Drillers, Old Ben number eight.
West Frankfort, Illinois

Hand loading into a pit car.
Old Ben number eight, West Frankfort

Laying track in coal mine, Old Ben number eight mine.
West Frankfort, Illinois

Laying track underground, Old Ben number eight mine.
West Frankfort, Illinois

Orient No #1 mine 1939

Under-cutting machine. Old Ben number eight.
West Frankfort, Illinois

United Coal Mine, Old East Mine
Christopher,Illinois
 

Marion D. Hoge

Marion D Hoge
Marion served in the Mexican War and later served as a Major in the 110th Headquarters for the Civil War. He acted as a recruiter for the 110th IL Infantry and his name appears on most of the soldier's recruitment papers. Marion also served as Sheriff of Franklin County. His wife Sarah Jane Eaton Hoge ran the Benton House Hotel while Marion was serving in the Civil War.

Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

Emsley and Jane Barton Moore
Emsley and Jane Barton Moore
Jane Barton
born 24 May 1829 Posey County, IN
died 18 February 1909 Franklin County, IL
Daughter of Alfred Barton and Elizabeth Cully

Emsley Moore
born 12 July 1822 Posey County, IN
died 25 May 1900 Franklin County, IL
son of Simeon Moore and Polly Duckworth

Emsley Moore and Jane Barton Moore
Came to Franklin County in the 1850s from Posey County, IN.

Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

B. Floyd Smith

B. Floyd Smith
Principal of Benton Consolidated High School
in the 1940s and 1950s.
Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

Sidney Breese Espy Family picture

Sidney Breese Espy Family
Their first home was located on the site of the Benton Jail. Sidney was the son of William Oates Espy and Harriett Bennett. Sidney served as Mayor of Benton. His wife, Lavicia Jane Hoge, was the daughter of Marion D Hoge and Sarah Jane Eaton.

Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

moore family

John Beverly Moore and Jemima Clayton Moore Family

Dr. John Beverly Moore, Jr, and his brothers opened the first hospital in the Wood
Building on the Benton Square. Later the Moore Hospital was located on North Main
Street. The three Dr. Moores were instrumental in opening the Franklin County
Hospital on Bailey Lane in the 1950s.

Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

Emsley Moore Family

The Family of Emsley and Jane Barton Moore

Taken about 1873 judging by the ages of the children.
Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader
 

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