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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: C11-H1c  
Descriptive Title: Caption to May Jackson Grave   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/4"   Condition: good
Text: 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.
Misc Info: 
Subject: Grave
May Jackson
cemetery
Ed. A. Woeckener
  Related to:  P225-H1c
P226-F1a
P227-F1b
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CallNo: P184-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Cemetary remains   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Remains of the old Fort Hays Military Cemetery. All bodies removed many years ago; Photo by Robt. Eagan - Dodge City; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Picture is of markers (3) in a big field.
Subject: Fort Hays Military Cemetery
Robert Eagan
Dodge City, Kansas
remains
cemeteries
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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: P539-H1c3  
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Descriptive Title: Butcher gravestone   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1968   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] BUTCHER IN MEMORY OF A LOVING FATHER SOLOMON D. 1856-1927 ; MARRIED MAY 16 1882 [MARRIED MAY 16 1882 is in a heart] ; MOTHER LILLIE M. 1858-1915 ; S.D. PHOTOGRAPHER AND AUTHOR OF PIONEER HISTORY OF CUSTER COUNTY LILLIE DEVOTED WIFE AND ABLE ASSISTANT [back] 5 ; A KODAK PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a graveyard. Photo is focused on the Butcher gravestone. There are more gravestones. One gravestone is Parker. There are trees in the background.
Subject: Butcher gravestone
cemetery
Solomon D. Butcher
Lillie M. Butcher
Author
Pioneer History of Custer County
Photographer
Parker gravestone
  Related to:  P535-
P536-
P537-
P538-
Other: Lynn Butcher had this gravestone erected over his parents' graves in 1968. Part of the photo is coming off in the top right or it has white out on it. Photo is stained on the back.