Woodford County, Illinois Genealogy Trails
This photo was taken in 1898/1899 in the railroad yard at
Minonk. The small child (third from left) standing on the engine is
Knowlton Lyman Ames, Jr. He was born in Minonk, Nov. 19, 1893.
His father was Knowlton Lyman Ames, Sr. who was the son of Miner T. Ames
who owned a coal mine in Minonk in about 1870. This print was
contributed to the Society (WCHS) by Knowlton Lyman Ames III in
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