John McGinnis family, 1880s-1890s

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A formal portrait of the John McGinnis family. All dressed in dark dresses and suits, the parents sit while surrounded by their standing children. The youngest child, John Ralph, sits on the armrest of his father's chair. A painted background is set up behind the family. The text underneath the image states that the photograph was taken by James in Iowa City, Iowa at Extra. The bottom part of the photograph appears to be folded or cut, so some words - such as the photographer's last name or the full name of the studio - may be missing from this image.

Front row, left to right: Nancy Pate (Williams) McGinnis, Nancy Elizabeth (McGinnis) Stevens, John Ralph McGinnis, and John McGinnis.

Back row, left to right: Lewis Arthur McGinnis, William Henry McGinnis, Joseph Walter McGinnis, Clara May (McGinnis) Reeves (Lovetinsky et al., p. 114).

John McGinnis was born on November 13, 1850, to Michael A. and Elizabeth (Gates-Gross) McGinnis in Pleasant Valley Township in Johnson County, Iowa. Nancy Pate Williams was born on October 10, 1843 to Benjamin and Nancy Williams in Monroe County, Tennessee. John and Nancy got married on October 27, 1872 and had six children: Lewis Arthur (b. 1873), William Henry (b. 1875), Clara May (b. 1876), Joseph Walter (b. 1879), Nancy Elizabeth (b. 1880), and John Ralph (b.1884).

Nancy Pate (Williams) McGinnis died in 1927; husband John passed away six years later in 1933 (Lovetinsky et al. p. 113).

Creator

James

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

1880s-1890s

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Coverage

Iowa City, Iowa

Files

98.34.76.jpg

Citation

James, “John McGinnis family, 1880s-1890s,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed September 22, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/173.

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