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  Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
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CallNo: C13-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Caption from photo of Ed A. Woeckener   Type: Comments
Date of Origin: 1915   Provenance:
Size: 4 3/8 x 2 3/8   Condition: good
Text: Eddie Woeckener, one of America's leading Circus Bandmasters, from 1913 to 1950, who met with tragedy when his sweetheart, May Jackson, took her life in a fit of jealousy in October, 1915, while the circus played at Liberal. Photo courtesy Ed A. Woeckener
Misc Info: Caption to photo P227-F1b
Subject: Ed A. Woeckener   Related to:  P227-F1b
P225-H1c
P226-F1a
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CallNo: P225-H1c  
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Descriptive Title: May Jackson - gravestone   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1915   Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [Front] MAY JACKSON 1897-1915 DOWNS FITZGERALD [has red box around Jackson grave stone with x's around it [Back] Reduce to 2" wide, 1" deep (stone only) Copy D-3 May Jackson grave in Liberal, KS. Cemetery Return to Harry Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Comment note C11: The new gravestone erected over May Jackson's grave in the Liberal, Kansas, cemetery by popular subscription of the people of the area. No gift was allowed to exceed 25¢ Sonny Jones, local memorial supplier, supervised the design and placement. Photo by Joe Cannon. This comment was taped to back of P225. Photo has tape on back top.
Subject: gravestone
cemetery
band master
May Jackson
Ed A. Woeckener
  Related to:  P226-F1a
P227-F1b
C11-H1c
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CallNo: P226-F1a  
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Descriptive Title: Photo of May Jackson   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1910s   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: good
Text: [front] Miss Jackson who committed suicide and buried in Liberal Cemetery. Al[z]. Barnes Circus. Red lines framing face with x to the left and a big x over words. [back] Reduce to 3 1/4 x 2 3/4" Copy D-3 [D-3 circled] Property of HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [stamped twice] [HARRY E. CHRISMAN Liberal, Kansas address stamped once and covered with Denver address stamp]
Misc Info: Comment note C12 attached to P226: Above, May Jackson, 18, who took her life over the love of her circus bandmaster sweetheart. Below, the gravestone erected by the citizens of Liberal, Kansas, in the Liberal cemetery where she is buried. Photo has tape on top back.
Subject: May Jackson
woman
suicide
Liberal cemetery
Barnes Circus
Ed A. Woeckener
  Related to:  P225-H1c
P227-F1b
C12
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CallNo: P227-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Ed A. Woeckener   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1915   Provenance:
Size: 4 3/8 x 7   Condition: good
Text: [front] Trombonist - Bandmaster Barne's Circus 1913-14-15 Ed A. Woeckener Permanet Address P.O. Box 10, Eric, PA. [back] Reduce to 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" Property of HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE E, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS [stamp]
Misc Info: Sweetheart of May Jackson. Photo has tape on top back.
Subject: Ed A. Woeckener
man
bandmaster
Barnes Circus
trombonist
1910s
May Jackson
  Related to:  P226-F1a
P225-H1c
C13
Other: Note taped to photo: Job # 302760H [order form]