William Gordon Cloyd Family Papers, 1809-1932

Title

William Gordon Cloyd Family Papers, 1809-1932

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Cloyd, William Gordon (1848-1932)

 

Family papers, 1809-1932

 

22 linear feet (20 archival boxes, 12 bound volumes and 1 oversize folder)

 

 

Bement, Illinois attorney; Piatt County judge, 1879-1886; Postmaster of Bement, 1912-1920.  Husband of Lillian McKinney Cloyd of Cerro Gordo, Illinois and the father of six children. 

 

Personal and business correspondence, financial records, clippings, office files, documents, ledgers and scrapbooks.  The collection reflects the life of a small town lawyer and his family.  A significant portion of the collection is the papers, office and case files of Bryan Wilson, William Cloyd’s son-in-law, a real estate attorney in St. Louis who relocated to Bement and was village attorney as well as conducting a private legal practice.  Files from Cloyd’s legal offices include material of the W. S. Pierce Company, Northern Woolen Manufacturing and Unquomonk Manufacturing Company.  The collection also includes earlier papers of the Cloyd family and Rev. John C. Campbell, a Presbyterian minister, as well as papers concerning the McKinney, Ewing and Rodgers families.  Also included is material from Wilson’s and Frederick Cloyd’s World War I careers.

 

3 cubic feet of photographs, broadsides, artifacts and published material were transferred out of the collection.

 

Access:  Open for research

 

Acc. No.:  74-84

 

Processed by:  Merleen Dibert

 

                                                                                                                                                Dsh/2008

 

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                                                               Biographical Sketch

 

William Gordon Cloyd, Bement attorney and Piatt County Judge (1879-1886) was born near Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky.  The Cloyd family was Scotch-Irish and had settled in Virginia before emigrating to Indiana and Gerrard County, Kentucky.  From Gerrard County, the family moved to Kenton County, Kentucky where the future judge was born on Oct. 15, 1848.  In 1852, his parents David J. and Mary Ann (Roberts) Cloyd received some land in Pike County, Missouri as payment for a debt.  So the family moved to Missouri, where they remained until locating permanently in Decatur, Illinois in 1865. Before the family moved to Illinois, W.G. Cloyd attended the Watson Seminary in Ashley, Missouri.  After coming to Illinois, Cloyd graduated from Mt. Zion Academy and attended Eureka College for one year.  Cloyd taught for four years in the Macon County schools and then decided in 1869, to pursue the study of law.  He studied law in the office of John R. Eden at Decatur and was admitted to the Illinois bar in September 1871.  Following his admission to the bar, Cloyd moved to Bement where he began practicing law in Piatt County. 

           

In 1876, Piatt County Democrats nominated Cloyd as their candidate to oppose Albert Emerson in the States Attorney race.  Emerson won the election by a small margin, but when Judge William McReynolds died in the spring of 1879, Cloyd was selected to run for the vacant post.  Cloyd became Piatt County Judge on June 6, 1879, was re-elected to the bench in 1882, defeating Emerson for a four year term.  While Cloyd was County Judge, Andrew L. Rodgers served as Piatt County Clerk (1877-1898).  Rodgers’s niece and ward, Lillian McKinney, served as her uncle’s deputy in the court house.  Miss McKinney, who had attended the Young Ladies Athenaeum in Jacksonville, and Judge Cloyd were married on June 3, 1885 at the Monticello home of the bride’s grandmother, Sibby Campbell. 

                       

When Judge Cloyd married Lillian McKinney in 1885, he was uniting with several pioneer families in the Cerro Gordo area.  Although Lillian’s parents and a sister had perished in an 1864 diphtheria epidemic, her relatives were among the region’s earliest settlers.  The McKinneys’ had arrived in Piatt County from Washington County in 1848, and in 1856, Issac R. McKinney (Lillian’s father) and his step brother, A. L. Rodgers founded the first general store in Cerro Gordo.  McKinney and Rodgers also married sisters-Harriet and Jennie Campbell.  Harriet and Jennie Campbell were the daughters of the Reverend John Cowen and Sibby (Ewing) Campbell.  Campbell, a Presbyterian minister, had been born on December 27, 1802 in Blount County, Tennessee.  He was educated in Maryville College, Tennessee and was ordained to the ministry in 1830.  With his bride, Campbell moved to Edgar County, Illinois, where he pastored the New Providence and New Hope Presbyterian churches for twenty-five years.  During this time, he also preached at Charleston, Grandview, and Paris and served as a Sabbath school agent.  In 1857, the Campbells’ moved to Cerro Gordo, where Campbell served the Presbyterian Church until his death on Dec. 31, 1862.  His widow, Sibby Campbell who took care of her orphaned granddaughter Lillian, had been born on April 26, 1809, near Maryville, Tennessee.  Mrs. Campbell’s father, William Ewing was descended from the Scotch Ewing clan who left their homeland near Stirling Castle on the shores of Loch Lomond to escape to escape Catholic persecution.  By way of Londonderry County, Ireland, the Ewings immigrated to America, where they could practice their strong Presbyterian beliefs.  First, the Ewings settled in Pennsylvania where they helped to found the New Providence Church.  When the Ewings moved to Augusta County, Virginia, they established the New Providence Church near Staunton, Virginia.  In 1786, the Ewings settled in Maryville, Tennessee, where they founded the New Providence Presbyterian Church and provided thirty Ewings for the church roll.  About 1827, a New Providence Presbyterian Church was organized and built in Edgar County, Illinois, by the Ewings’ who had emigrated from Tennessee.

           

Like his wife’s forebears, Cloyd decided to stay in Bement.  Although the judge maintained his political interests, he did not seek elective office and confined himself to his growing legal practice.  Under Woodrow Wilson’s administration, Cloyd served as Bement’s postmaster from 1912 until the Republican victory in 1920.  Despite a disabling fall that hampered his ability to walk, Judge Cloyd continued to practice law until his death in April 1932. 

 

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                                                                           Biographical Sketch

 

Judge Cloyd and his wife, who died in 1937, had six children.  Candace (b. 1886) married Howard C. Johnson and moved to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.  Walter C.  Cloyd (1888-1964) worked for Mountain States Bell and later Illinois Bell Telephone Company.  Gordon Totten Cloyd (1891-1946) was in advertising and worked for agencies in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Dayton, Ohio.  Margaret Mary Cloyd (1895-1974) taught French at William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri, until she wed St. Louis lawyer Bryan Wilson.  (Wilson’s father had been in charge of Missouri’s eleemosynary institutions.  His sister Elizabeth married Henry La Cossitt (1901-1962), editor of Colliers and film writer for Universal and 20th Century Fox.  Another sister was married A. E. Mudkins, a prominent St. Louis public relations man. ) After Lillian Cloyd’s death, the Wilsons lived in the Cloyd home and Bryan Wilson practiced law in Bement and Cerro Gordo until his retirement in 1971.  Frederick Holmes Cloyd (1898-1934) served in World War I and Donald Rodgers Cloyd (1900-1901) died young.

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                                                                        Scope and Content

 

The William G. Cloyd Family Papers, 1809-1971, consist of 20 cubic feet and 12 bound volumes of letters, greeting cards, diaries, certificate, pamphlets, clippings, ledgers, journals, bank statements, checks, bills and receipts, notes, speeches, sermons, contracts, agreements, briefs, insurance policies, wills, mortgages, deeds, abstracts of title, scrapbooks, maps and photographs.  Materials contained in this collection were found in the Margaret Cloyd Wilson home in Bement and document the history of the William G. Cloyd family as well as the related Ewing, Campbell, McKinney and Wilson lines.  The collection is arranged into three series:  The Cloyd Family Papers, 1809-1971; W.G. Cloyd Legal Files, 1821-1932; and Bryan Wilson Papers, ca. 1921-1971.

 

The Cloyd Family Papers, 1809-1971 (Boxes 1-8 and Oversize BV 1-5) series consists of three sub-series:  Correspondence, 1835-1971; Financial Records, 1809-1969; and General Files, 1829-1953.

           

            Correspondence, 1835-1971 (Boxes 1-6) is arranged chronologically and contains letters, greeting   cards, postal, and picture postcards. This correspondence pertains to family matters and reflects not           only the interests of the W.G. Cloyd family but of the David Cloyd and John C. Campbell families.         Letters include the pre-nuptial correspondence of W.G. and Lillian Cloyd; letters from relatives in   Kentucky, Kansas, and California; the Cloyd children’s letters home from college, jobs, and the army;        later correspondence between Bryan Wilson and his sisters; and an almost daily letter exchange      between Gordon Cloyd and his daughter Jane while she was at college in the 1940s.  Correspondence    for the later years is sparse and contains greeting cards sent to Alice Martin, whose estate the Wilsons      administered in the late 1960s.  Besides family news, the correspondence also includes WWI letters             from Fred Cloyd in France.  Significant correspondents include Henry La Cossitt, A. E. Stevenson, who wrote to Judge Cloyd concerning post office appointments, and South Dakota senator Thomas J.   Sterling.

           

            Financial Records, 1809-1869 (Boxes 6-7 and Oversize BV 1) are arranged alphabetically by

            document type and contain accounts, bank books and statements, bills and receipts, business

            correspondence, canceled checks, check stubs, daybooks, deposit slips, financial agreements,

            insurance policies, ledgers, order books,         promissory notes, and tax receipts.  Although these are

            primarily the financial records of W.G. Cloyd, there are items pertaining to Bryan Wilson, William

            Ewing, and Rev. John C. Campbell.  There is a           ledger, ca. 1857, which may contain accounts kept by

            Isaac McKinney and A.L. Rodgers at their Cerro Gordo store.  Other topics discussed include the Los

            Angeles Investment Company, the Storer note due W.G. Cloyd and bills for internal improvements for

            Bement. 

           

            General Files, 1829-1953 (Boxes 7-8 and Oversize BV 2) are arranged alphabetically by document

            type and contain clippings, diaries, Missionary Society talks and speeches, notebooks, quilt patterns,

            receipts, school papers, scrapbooks and wedding announcements.  Included in the collection is Rev.

            J.C. Campbell’s diary (ca. 1830) describing his activities as an early Presbyterian minister in Illinois,             Lillian McKinney [Cloyd’s] diary from the Young Ladies Athenaeum, a sermon on the “Diminution            of the Indian Tribes” and McKinney family genealogical information

           

The William G. Cloyd Legal Files, 1821-1932 (Boxes 8-11 and Oversize BV 6-12) series consists of two sub-series:  Legal Correspondence, 1871-1932 and Legal Office Files, 1821-1932.

           

            Legal Correspondence, 1871-1932 (Boxes 8-9) is arranged chronologically and contains Cloyd’s             correspondence with clients and fellow attorneys on legal matters.  Most items relate to estate and    probate cases that Cloyd handled during his sixty year practice of law at Bement.

           

 

                                                                     

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                                                                        Scope and Content

 

The William G. Cloyd Legal Files, 1821-1932-cont.

 

            Legal Office Files, 1821-1932 (Boxes 9-11 and Oversize BV 6-12) are arranged alphabetically by   document type and contain abstracts, administrator’s accounts, and other probate records, agreements,             appellate and Chancery Court decisions, deeds, court briefs, land grants, last wills and testaments, and       ledgers of firms involved in cases handled by Cloyd.  Among financial records included in this sub-    series are bound volumes pertaining to the W.S. Pierce Company, North Woolen Manufacturing Company, and the Unquomonk Manufacturing Company.  Family legal documents, including land           deeds and wills are preserved and include William Ewing’s will (1847) and a folder concerning a        Kentucky lawsuit (ca. 1823) involving the Bank of the United States.  Also included are biographical     sketches of lawyers used in the compilation of A History of the Macon County Bar.

 

Bryan Wilson Papers, ca. 1921-1971 (Boxes 11-20) is divided into four sub-series:  St. Louis Office Files, ca. 1921-1934; Case Files, 1931-1971; Personal and Financial Files, 1922-1971; and WWI, 1971-1953.

 

            St. Louis Office Files, ca. 1921-1934 (Boxes 11-14) are arranged alphabetically and contain contracts,             agreements, briefs, wills, deeds, patents, and legal correspondence.  Major topics include Aetna       Investment Company, America House and Building Association, Fidelity Bank and Trust Company,      General Railroad Coupler Company, Plaza Apartment Building Company, and Republic National Life.             These items document Wilson’s St. Louis legal career and his specialty of building and loan litigation      during the late 1920s and early 1930s.

 

            Case Files, 1931-1971 (Boxes 15-18) are arranged numerically and contain agreements, briefs,        insurance policies, wills, inventories of estates, mortgage, deeds abstracts of title, and correspondence.            Among case files is the estate of Alice Martin, for which Margaret Cloyd Wilson served as administrix    and Bryan Wilson as attorney.  These files, primarily probate cases, are mainly those handles by       Wilson when he practiced law in Bement and Cerro Gordo.

 

            Personal and Financial Files, 1922-1971 (Boxes 18-19) are chronologically arranged and contain     Wilson’s personal office correspondence, Dunbar and Dubail balance sheets, ledgers describing         Wilson’s Bement practice finances, and folders of general legal material.  Major topics include Bement village legal affairs, Bement fire district items, and the closing of Wilson’s law office when he            retired.

 

            WWI Files, 1917-1954 (Box 20) is arranged alphabetically and contains maps, orders, service books           and American Legion materials.  These items document Wilson’s service as an Army lieutenant in          France during WWI.  Some items pertain to Fred Cloyd’s WWI service as a Marine.  Items pertaining          to Wilson’s active role in the American Legion are also included. 

 

 

 

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                                                                Container List

 

SERIES I:  CLOYD FAMILY PAPERS, 1809-1971

 

Box      Folder  Correspondence, 1835-1971

 

1          1          Correspondence-Campbell Family, 1835-1878

            2          Correspondence-Cloyd Family, 1839-1869

            3          Correspondence, 1866-1869

            4          Correspondence, 1870-1873

            5          Correspondence, 1874-1876

            6          Correspondence, 1877-1878

            7          Correspondence, 1879

            8          Correspondence, 1880-1881

            9          Correspondence, 1882

            10        Correspondence, 1883

            11        Correspondence, January-April 1884

            12        Correspondence, May-June 1884

            13        Correspondence, July 1884

            14        Correspondence, August-December 1884

            15        Correspondence, January-April 1885

            16        Correspondence, May-July 1885

            17        Correspondence, August-December 1885

            18        Correspondence, January-June 1886

            19        Correspondence, July-December 1886

            20        Correspondence, 1887

            21        Correspondence, 1888

 

2          1          Correspondence, 1889

            2          Correspondence, 1890

            3          Correspondence, 1891

            4          Correspondence, 1892-1893

            5          Correspondence, 1894

            6          Correspondence, 1895

            7          Correspondence, 1896

            8          Correspondence 1897-1898

            9          Correspondence, 1899-1900

            10        Correspondence, 1901

            11        Correspondence, 1902

            12        Correspondence, 1903-1904

            13        Correspondence, 1905-1906

            14        Correspondence, 1907-1908

            15        Correspondence, 1909

            16        Correspondence, 1910

            17        Correspondence, 1911

            18        Correspondence, 1912

            19        Correspondence, 1913

 

3          1          Correspondence, 1914

            2          Correspondence, 1915

            3          Correspondence, 1916

            4          Correspondence, January-June 1917

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                                                                                Container List

 

Box      Folder  Correspondence, 1835-1971

 

3          5          Correspondence, July-December 1917

            6          Correspondence, January-May 1918

            7          Correspondence, June-August 1918

            8          Correspondence, September-October 1918

            9          Correspondence, November-December 1918

            10        Correspondence, January-March 1919

            11        Correspondence, April – June 1919

            12        Correspondence, July – December 1919

            13        Correspondence, 1920-1921

            14        Correspondence, 1922

            15        Correspondence, January-June 1923

            16        Correspondence, July-September 1923

            17        Correspondence, October-December 1923

            18        Correspondence, 1924-1925

 

4          1          Correspondence, 1926-1927

            2          Correspondence, 1928

            3          Correspondence, 1929

            4          Correspondence, 1930

            5          Correspondence, 1931

            6          Correspondence, 1932

            7          Correspondence, 1933-1934

            8          Correspondence, 1935-1936

            9          Correspondence, 1937-1938

            10        Correspondence, 1939-1940

            11        Correspondence, 1941-1942

            12        Correspondence, 1943

            13        Correspondence, January-August 1944

            14        Correspondence, September-December 1944

            15        Correspondence, January-August 1945

            16        Correspondence, September-December 1945

            17        Correspondence, January-August 1946

            18        Correspondence, September-December 1946

            19        Correspondence, 1947-1949

            20        Correspondence, 1950-1951

            21        Correspondence, 1952-1953

            22        Correspondence, 1954-1955

 

5          1          Correspondence, 1956-1960

            2          Correspondence, 1961-1962

            3          Correspondence, 1963-1971

            4-12     Correspondence, no date

            13-18   Christmas Cards

 

6          1-3       Postal

            4          Greeting Cards-General

            5          Greeting Cards-Birthday

            6          Greeting Cards-Easter and Mother’s Day

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                                                                                Container List

 

Box      Folder  Correspondence, 1835-1971 (cont.)

 

6          7          Greeting Cards-New Year’s and Valentines Day

            8          Sympathy Cards

 

                        Financial Records, 1809-1969

                                       

            9          Accounts, 1874-1917

            10        Advertisements

            11        Bank Books

            12        Bank Statements, 1909-1928

            13        Bement Building and Loan Association

            14        Bills, 1869-1899

            15        Bills, 1900-1944

            16        Bills and Receipts-William Ewing and Rev. J. C. Campbell, 1809-1851

            17        Business Correspondence, 1874-1919

            18        Campbell, McKinney and Rodgers Family Ledgers

            19        Cancelled Checks-Bryant and Bodman Bankers, Bement, Illinois

            20        Cancelled Checks-Citizens National Bank, Decatur, Illinois

            21        Cancelled Checks-First National Bank of Bement

            22        Cancelled Checks-First National Bank of Ivesdale

            23        Cancelled checks-H.L. Timmons and Company Bankers, Bement, Illinois

            24        Cancelled Checks-H.V. Moore Banking and Trust Company, Monticello, Illinois

            25        Cancelled Checks-Mitchell and Rush Checks

            26        Cancelled Checks-Other Banks

            27        Cancelled Checks-State Bank of Bement

            28        Check Stubs

            29        Deposit Slips-Bryan Wilson, 1968-1969

            30        Extension Agreement, 1895-1898

            31        Financial Agreements, 1908-1925

            32        Income and Expense Record, 1926

            33        Insurance Policies, 1936

            34        Ledger [W. G. Cloyd], 1882-1884

 

7          1          Ledger, 1915-1927

            2          Los Angeles Investment Company

            3          Miscellaneous Financial Documents

            4          Order Book-Hanson-Bennett Magazine Agency

            5          Promissory Notes, 1870-1887

            6          Promissory Notes, 1890-1910

            7          Promissory Notes, 1911-1945

            8          Receipts, 1863-1879

            9          Receipts, 1880-1899

            10        Receipts, 1900-1945

            11        Scott, Isaac W.

            12        Storer Note

            13        Scratch Papers, no date

            14        Tax Receipts, 1879-1924

            15        Village of Bement-Improvements

                                                                       

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                                                                                Container List

 

Box      Folder  General Files, 1829-1953

 

7          16        Ads and Handbills

            17        Calling Cards

            18        Certificates

            19        Christmas Labels

            20        Clippings-Bement Area

            21-22   Clippings-Family

            23-24   Clippings-General

            25        Clippings-Bement Area

            26        Clippings-Illinois

            27        [Dairy of Rev. J. C. Campbell]

            28        Diary [Lillian McKinney at Young Ladies’ Athenaeum

            29        “Diminution of the Indian Tribes,” Mitchell

            30        Echoes from the Woods [Newsletter]

            31        Forty Years of Our Church Life, Bement Presbyterian Church, 1908

            32        Gauge Book, 1887-1889

            33        Handbook prepared by Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts

            34        McKinney Genealogical Information

            35        Minutes of Meetings of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church, Bement, Illinois

            36        Missionary Society and Other Pamphlets

            37        Missionary Society Talks and Speeches

            38        Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company-General Instructions

            39        Notebooks, 1926-1943

            40        Pamphlets

            41        Permanent Record and Data, 1942-1953

 

8          1          Poems and Songs

            2-3       Post Cards

            4          Purple and White, Bement High School Yearbook, 1914

            5          Quilting and Crochet Patterns

            6          Recipes

            7          School Papers

            8          School Papers-Lillian McKinney [Mrs. W.G. Cloyd]

            9          School Papers-Candace Cloyd

            10        School Papers-Fred Cloyd

            11        School Papers-Gordon Cloyd

            12        School Papers-Margaret Cloyd

            13        School Papers-Walter Cloyd

            14        Stamps and Miscellaneous Items

            15        Union School Register, 1876-

            16        Wedding Announcements [Judge and Mrs. W. G. Cloyd, 1885]

            17        Wedding and Graduation Announcements

                       

SERIES II:  W.G. CLOYD LEGAL FILES, 1821-1832

 

Box      Folder  Legal Correspondence, 1871-1932

 

8          18        Legal Correspondence, 1871-1889

            19        Legal Correspondence, 1890-1896

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                                                                                Container List

 

Box      Folder  Legal Correspondence, 1871-1932

 

8          20        Legal Correspondence, 1897-1899

            21        Legal Correspondence, 1900-1905

            22        Legal Correspondence, 1906-1909

            23        Legal Correspondence, 1910-1911

            24        Legal Correspondence, January 1912

            25        Legal Correspondence, February 1912

            26        Legal Correspondence, March 1912

            27        Legal Correspondence April 1912

            28        Legal Correspondence, May 1912

            29        Legal Correspondence, June-July 1912

            30        Legal Correspondence, August-September 1912

            31        Legal Correspondence, October-December 1912

            32        Legal Correspondence, January 1913-1915

            33        Legal Correspondence, 1916-1917

            34        Legal Correspondence, 1918-1919

            35        Legal Correspondence, 1920-1921

            36        Legal Correspondence, 1922

            37        Legal Correspondence, 1923

            38        Legal Correspondence, 1924

           

9          1          Legal Correspondence, 1925

            2          Legal Correspondence, January-May 1926

            3          Legal Correspondence, June-December 1926

            4          Legal Correspondence, January-March 1927

            5          Legal Correspondence, April-December 1927

            6          Legal Correspondence, January-June 1928

            7          Legal Correspondence, July-December 1928

            8          Legal Correspondence, 1929

            9          Legal Correspondence, 1930-1932

            10-11   Legal Correspondence, no date

 

                        Legal Office Files, 1821-1932

               

9          12        Abstracts of Conveyances and Incumbrances

            13        Administrator’s or Executor’s Accounts, 1878-1925

            14        Affidavits, 1876-1930

            15        Agreements, 1880-1928

            16        Appellate Court, 1882-1895

            17        Bank of the United States Suit, 1821-1836

            18        Campbell, J.C. – Deeds, 1835-1875

 

10        1          Chancery Court, 1903-1924

            2          Chancery Mortgage-Sibby Campbell, 1866-1888

            3          Claim File, 1895-1925

            4          Cloyd Family Deeds, 1851-1860

            5          Court Briefs, 1884-1914

            6          Court Briefs, 1915-1924

            7          Court Briefs, 1924-1927

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                                                                                Container List

 

Box      Folder  Legal Office Files, 1821-1932

               

10        8          Court Briefs, 1928-1929

            9          Department of the Interior, 1899-1914

            10        Disclaimers, 1866-1930

            11        Family Legal Papers, 1862-1932

            12        Indentures, 1862-1925

            13        Land Grants, 1834-1857

            14        Last Wills and Testaments, 1882-1919

            15        Last Wills and Testaments, 1920-1930

            16        Legal Forms

            17        Letters of Administration

            18        Macon County Bar Sketches

            19        Miscellaneous Legal Documents, 1866-1909

            20        Miscellaneous Legal Documents, 1910-1931

            21        Miscellaneous Legal Documents

            22        Mochella, Laura

            23        Mortgage Deeds, 1811-1912

            24        Power of Attorney                                                      

            25        Quit Claim Deeds, 1863-1915

            26        Releases, 1874-1925

            27        Tax Deed and Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase, 1868-1915

            28        Warranty Deeds, 1856-1869

            29        Warranty Deeds, 1870-1879

            30        Warranty Deeds, 1880-1884

            31        Warranty Deeds, 1885-1889

                                   

11        1          Warranty Deeds, 1890-1899

            2          Warranty Deeds, 1900-1925

            3          Will-William Ewing, 1839-1850

 

SERIES III:  BRYAN WILSON PAPERS, ca. 1921-1971

 

Box      Folder  St. Louis Office Files, ca. 1921-1934

 

11        4          Aetna Investment Company

            5          [Aetna Investment Company] Lease

            6          Aetna S[avings] and L[oan] Ass[ociatio]n

            7          State ex rel vs. Aetna S[avings] and L[oan] Ass[ociatio]n

            8          American Home B[uilding] and L[oan] Ass[ociatio]n

            9          American Home B[uilding] and L[oan] Ass[ociatio]n-Foree foreclosures and debtors petitions

            10        American Legion and Military Order of World War

            11        Aetna S[avings] and L[oan] re:  Freeman Foreclosure

            12        Board of Managers, etc. vs. Sallie Pelz

            13        Boeckeler, Adolphus

            14        Boeckeler vs. Komnick

            15        Brace, William-Tampa Shipbuilding Case

            16        C

            17        Bureau of Building and Loan Supervision

            18        Crawford vs. Crawford-Hillis

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                                                                                Container List

 

Box      Folder  St. Louis Office Files, ca. 1921-1934

 

11        19        Cardinals vs. Browns

            20        Delano (Johnson) vs. Climax-Jones and Quinn, Inc.

            21        Department of Finance

            22        Dodge, F.S.

            23        Dorris Motor Car Comp

            24        Dunn vs. Dittmeier

            25        E.S. W[ilson]-sand-humidors              

            26        Krenning vs. Dorris Motor Car Company

            27        [Elvins] B[uilding] and L[oan] [Association]

            28        F[arm] and H[ome] [Savings and Loan Association]

 

12        1          [Farm and Home Stockholders]
            2          Firm Meeting

            3          Fleeman Loan

            4          Fleeman vs. Aetna-Pleadings-Citations

            5          Fleeman Funeral Home-Sale Agreements

            6          Fidelity Bank and Tr[ust] Company-Tax

            7          Fidelity Bank and Trust Company of St. Louis-General

            8          Financing Pool/Kattleman

            9          Fred Opp Leaf Tob[acco] Company vs. George W. Weinhagen

            10        Fritsche vs. St. L[ouis] Janitor’s Supply Company

            11        Garland-Collier

            12        General Construction Company

            13        Gen[eral] R[ail]w[ay] Coupler Corporation

            14        Gen[eral] R[ailwa]y Coup[ler] Corporation-Texas application

            15        General R[ailwa]y C[oupler] Corporation-Kentucky

            16        General R[ailwa]y Coup[ler] Corporation-Marvel Suit

            17        Gen[eral] R[ailwa]y Coup[ler] Corporation-Simmons

            18        Gen[eral] R[ailwa]y Coup[ler] Corporation-N[ew] Y[ork] Curb Appl[ication]

            19        General Railway Coupler Corporation

            20        General R[ailwa]y Coup[ler]

            21        Gedds-Use of name

            22        Gleason, Mrs. Mary A.; Godfrey, Mrs. Marie I.

            23        Goerner, Ralph T.

            24        Gregory, P.H.

            25        [General Construction Company]-Maryland Cas[ualty] Company vs. Stout et al.

 

13        1          Holly Hills Realty Company vs. Beckman

            2          Homestead B[uilding] and L[oan] A[ssociation] vs. Directors [of] City B[uilding] and L[oan]

            3          Homestead B[uilding] and L[oan]-St. L[ouis] B[ond] and M[ortgage] Company-Equiptable B[ond]

                            and M[ortgage] Company

            4          Home B[uilding] and L[oan] Ass[ociatio]n-Kennett

            5          Hayes Suit

            6          Howard, Norman B.–Sovereign B[uilding] and I[nvestment] Company-Cytron Mort[gage]                    Company

            7          Howard, N.B.

            8          Howard, Norman B. vs. Cytron Mortgage Company

            9          The Illustrators vs. Nelson Chesman and Company

                                                                          William Gordon Cloyd                                  Page 13

 

                                                                                Container List

 

Box      Folder  St. Louis Office Files, ca. 1921-1934-cont.

 

13        10        Insolvency [of] B[uilding] and L[oan] Ass[ociatio]ns

            11        Investors Syndicate

            12        Kaul

            13        K

            14        Killian, James B.

            15        Kirsch, Alois

            16        Krause, Herman

            17        Loud vs. St. Louis Union Trust Company

            18        Lubertone-Brown

            19        Lynott

            20        McMahon, Joseph F. vs. John H. Ledbetter

            21        Meier vs.  Monsanto Chemical Works

            22        Meyers vs. Reserve Building and Loan Association of St. Louis, 1927-1929

            23        Montgomery Power Company

            24        Mutual Home Savings and Loan Association

            25        N[orth] E[ast] M[issouri] I[nvestment] and L[oan] Company

            26        Nickerson (John) and Company-Opinions

            27        O’Brien-Central States Settlement, December 31, 1926

            28        O’Brien, A.K.

            29        Paisley, [J.R.]

            30        Phoenix Investment Company

            31        Phoenix Mut[ual] S [Building] and L[oan] Ass[ociatio]n

            32        Phoenix I[ndustrial] L[oan] Company

            33        Plaza Apartment Building Corporation

 

14        1          Prudential

            2          Pyrotron

            3          Republic Insuranceshares Corporation

            4          Republic National Life

            5          Republic I[nsuranceshares] [Corporation] vs. Lochte

            6          Republic I[nsuranceshares] [Corporation]

            7          Republic I[nsuranceshares] [Corporation]

            8          S

            9          St. Louis Realty and Dev[elopment] Corporation-General

            10        Schmidt (G.R.) Woolen Company

            11        Schmidt, G.R.

            12        Schmidt vs. Reserve Building and Loan Association of St. Louis

            13        Schultz, Georgia

            14        [Secretary of State]

            15        Service Officers School-Re: 

            16        Snell vs. Snell

            17        Snyder vs. Ross

            18        Stout vs. F[idelity] and D[eposit] Company of M[arylan]d

            19        Strictland, Clark

            20        Tarrant

            21        Taxation

            22        Taxes

            23        Thompson, [F.R.]

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Box      Folder  St. Louis Office Files, ca. 1921-1934-cont.

 

14        24        Thompson, F.R.

            25        Union Home Builders

            26BV   Union Home Builders Report of Receiver of Allowed and Disallowed Claims

            27        Uniform Bank Collection Code

            28        United States Veterans vs.  Burghard, Tony-Miller, Clifford V.

            29        Von Gemmingen

            30        Union Home Builders]

            31        [Wilson]

            32        Singer vs. Singer

            33        W

            34        Weir vs.  Morse

            35        Vandover v. Vandover

            36        Westh [?          ] (Louis E.) and Company

            37        Whitehill vs.  McKee Com[mission] Company

            38        Wilson, Patricia Pollok-Change of name

            39        Wilson vs. Columbian Nat[iona]l Life Ins[urance] Company

            40        Woodward, J.H., Jr. [re: trading stamps with the sale of life insurance]

            41        Tallman, [J.I.]

            42        Y[eckel] E[arickson] [and] Company

            43        Yeckel Participations

 

                        Case Files, 1931-1971

 

15        1          File # 46:    Fleeman, W. J.

            2          File # 288:  William Ernst

            3          File # 289:  Charles F. Wippler et al vs. Herman Hohn et al

            4          File # 290:  Gadbury

            5-8       File # 290:  Miscellaneous Correspondence

            9          File # 291:  Dr. W. E. Burgett vs. Lester Peterson

            10        File # 292:  Dubail, Wilson and Judge

            11        File # 298:  Shepard (Frank) Company

            12        File # 303:  Fred A. Kohl

 

16        1          File # 304:  Matt Werner

            2          File # 305:  Old St. Louis File

            3          File # 307:  Edmond P. Smith vs. Gen[eral] Railway Coupler Corporation (Missouri)

            4          File # 307:  General Railway Coupler Corporation

            5          File # 308:  Watkins vs.  Mayer

            6          File # 312:  Harry Dare vs.  Marvin Sieh

            7          File # 313:  D.E. Godfrey vs. Elmer Bentley, Theodore Clark, et al.

            8          File # 316:  Ralph E. Harden vs. Continental Assurance Company

            9          File # 317:  Frank V. Flavin

            10        File # 319:  Kintner’s Happy Hour Store vs. Mr. and Mrs. Axel Sandberg

            11        File # 320:  C. M. Stevens vs. Charles Ira Pettyjohn

            12        File # 321:  H.A. McKee vs.  Jim Nolan and Thomas Howard

            13        File # 322:  Hill Brothers vs. P. J. Burgener

            14        File # 323:  Maggie E. White vs. William A. Doss

            15        File # 325:  Playground (Community) System

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Box      Folder  Case Files, 1931-1971-Cont.

 

16        16        File # 330:  K. B. Harlow vs. P. F. Henebry and Mary Henebry

            17        File # 331:  Rose Holderman

            18        File # 334:  Lizzie Alexander-Frances DeFore Est[ate]

            19        File # 340:  Ralph E. Harden-Bus Operation

            20        File # 343:  Earl Poundstone vs. Frank Zindar

            21        File # 350:  Tynan vs. Wabash

            22        File # 352:  S. C. Jones and Son vs. Mervin Hiser

            23        File # 354:  Carrie T. Conger (Mrs. Guy Parke)-Taxes, Tenney House

            24        File # 356:  H. Mackey vs.  Clarence Day

            25        File # 357:  Mrs. Thelma Durbin vs. Schelm Brothers, Inc.

            26        File # 358:  Allen T. and Nellie V. McPherson vs. The Equitable Life Assuance Society of the                          United States

            27        File # 360:  S. C. Jones and Son vs. Elzie Born, Dan Hoffhines, Lloyd Lamb, Chas. Lugar,                   Thomas McCaughery, M.E. Sherman, Wayne Dillow, Barton Drake, “Red” Sweighart,                          Junior Rambo, Albert Varner, Gordon Varner

            28        File # 361:  Mamie E. Fisher, Ollie M. Fisher vs.  James Fisher

            29        File # 363:  Lee Edwards

            30        File # 364:  William G. Porter in re:  Estate of Lora Alice Porter

            31        File # 366:  Mrs.  A. S. Burr vs.  Messer

            32        File # 367:  Macon County vs. Neil Baker

            33        File # 376:  United States vs.  Anna B. Stadler

            34        File # 378:  T. W. Doss, et al. vs. Est[ate] of Charles Doane, Bankrupt

            35        File # 379:  Ralph Ankrom vs. Mrs. Eva E. and Lynn Ankrom

            36        File # 381:  Margaret D. Baker vs. Clyde H. Baker

 

17        1          File # 382:  Lloyd Bertschi

            2          File # 383:  Richard Dieckman vs. L. J. Gallivan

            3          File # 384:  Bettie D. Kelly vs. Royal Neighbors of America

            4          File # 385:  Jessie Stuart vs. Estate of Samuel Bowers

            5          File # 386:  Still

            6          File # 387:  Nina Cripe vs. Leslie B. Cripe

            7          File # 388:  Ralph R. Siders, Trustee for Daniel T. and Elizabeth Carlin Tynan

            8          File # 390:  Fred Sablotny vs. Ralph Allison

            9          File # 407:  John Glynn, Bankrupt

            10        File # 410:  Polly A. Duncan Lamb

            11        File # 414:  In the Matter of the Estate of Allen T. McPherson

            12        File # 420:  G. H. Dickson vs. Various accounts

            13        File # 422:  Mrs.  A. R. Dickson vs. Various Accounts

            14        File # 423:  People, ex, rel.  John E. Cassidy vs.  Bement Livestock Shipping Association

            15        File # 430:  J. P. Summar vs. Margaret Hutson and Aaron Hutson

            16        File # 431:  The Wilkinson Company vs. M. C. Robinson et al. 

            17        [File # 318:  Water Mains and Surveys]

            18        File # 337:  Hi[ghway] Com[missioner] Grant Lot Purchase

            19        File # 344:  K. B. Harlow vs. Cahill, Campbell, Darby, Goodman, Harter, G. Holderman, S.                  Holderman, Ledbetter, Ollinger, A. Petersen, L. Petersen, Sandberg

            20        File # 411:  O. R. Slagle

            21        File # 461:  Mrs. Charlotte Krause 

            22        File # 785:  Howard L. Bogard and Ross Bogard Estate

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                                                                                Container List

 

Box      Folder  St. Louis Office Files, ca. 1921-1934-cont.

 

17        23        File # 937:  Edgar W. Durkin

            24        File # 937:  Brad Fristoe-Mollie Taylor

            25        File # 937:  Walter L. and Florence Phillips

            26        File # 937:  Ben H. and May Lesher

            27        File # 937:  Conner vs. Kearns

            28        File # 937:  Cerro Gordo Lumber Company

            29        File # 948:  Hazel Moreland, et al. vs.  Charlotte Moreland, et al.

            30-31   File # 1010:  Estate of Frank F. Zoch

            32        File # 1084:  Hoffheins-Brown Deal

            33        File # 1147:  Philip H. Dobson

            34        File # 1160:  [Smith]

            35        File # 1174:  Hall vs. Carlson- Est[ate] Omer D. Hall

            36        File # 1176:  Estate of Harriett Griswold, Deceased

 

18        1-6       File # 1200:  Estate of Emily J. Hammond, Deceased

            7-8       File # 1207:  Estate of Alice Martin, Deceased

            9          File # 1218:  Francis M. Lonnon

            10        File # 1224:  Phillip D. Wheeler-Martha Walker

            11        File # 1227:  Mary M. Byron Estate, Deceased

 

                        Personal and Financial Files, 1922-1971

 

            12        [Miscellaneous Papers]

            13        St. Louis Realty and Development Corporation-Cytron Mortgage Company

            14        Form 990:  Organizations Exempt from Income Tax

            15        Estate of Raymond A. White, Deceased

            16        [Cerro Gordo Drainage District]

            17        Docket Entry Forms and Miscellaneous Law Citations

            18        SS-4:  Application for Employer Identification Number-Social Security Forms

            19        J-2

            20        Automobile Title Forms-Small Estates Affidavits

            21        Call, Ama

            22        C[erro] G[ordo] Fire Prot[ection] Dist[rict]

            23        State Bank of Bement Stationary

            24-27   Village of Bement

            28        Bement Fire Protection District-W-2 Forms

            29        Wilson, Bryan-Personal, 1922-1927

            30        Wilson, Bryan-Personal, 1928-1933

            31        Wilson, Bryan-Personal, 1934-1935

                                   

 

19        1          Wilson, Bryan-Personal, 1936

            2          Wilson, Bryan-Personal, 1937

            3          Wilson, Bryan-Personal, no date

            4          Dunbar and Dubail Balance Sheets

            5          [Insurance Policies]

            6BV     Journal, January 1, 1942-December 31, 1945

 

                                                                           William Gordon Cloyd                                 Page 17

 

                                                                                Container List

 

Box      Folder  Personal and Financial Files, 1922-1971 (cont.)

 

19        7BV     Journal, January 1, 1946-December 31, 1946

            8BV     Journal, January 1, 1947-December 31, 1951

            9BV     Journal, January 2, 1952-November 30, 1956

            10BV   Journal, December 1, 1956-December 31, 1959

            11BV   Journal, January 1, 1960-June 30, 1965

            12BV   Journal, July 1, 1965-December 31, 1970

            13BV   Standard Uncoupling Lever Corporation, 1928

 

                        World War I File, 1917-1953

 

20        1BV     Scrapbook

            2          [American Legion]

            3-5       World War I Maps-Bryan Wilson

            6-7       World War I Orders-Bryan Wilson

            8          World War I Records-Bryan Wilson

            9          “The Devil Dog” – [Fred Cloyd]

            10        His Service Book- [Fred Cloyd]

            11        [American Legion-Clippings, Booklets, Pamphlets, etc.]

 

 

 

                           Oversize Bound Volumes

 

Oversize BV1     Daybook, no date

Oversize BV2     Missionary Society Trial Balances, 1913-1923

Oversize BV3     Scrapbook, 1909-1924

Oversize BV4     Scrapbook, 1924-1929

Oversize BV5     Scrapbook, 1929-1932

Oversize BV6     Cash Book-W.S. Pierce Company, 1846-1856

Oversize BV7     Cash Book-N.W. M. [North Woolen Manufacturing], 1847-1876

Oversize BV8     Ledger, 1872-1873

Oversize BV9     Ledger [Patrick Curry], 1908

Oversize BV10               Petty Ledger B-N. W. M. Co. [North Woolen Manufacturing Company], 1854-1857

Oversize BV11               Unquomonk Manufacturing Company-Laborer’s Ledger A, 1848-1853

Oversize BV12               Unquomonk Manufacturing Company-Daybook A, 1847-1856

 

 

 

 

 

Citation

“William Gordon Cloyd Family Papers, 1809-1932,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 26, 2017, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/139.