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Tombstone of Lizzie Tunnicliff in Oakwood Cemetery
Tombstone of Lizzie Tunnicliff in Oakwood Cemetery
TitleTombstone of Lizzie Tunnicliff in Oakwood Cemetery
Photo Number000627.JPG
CollectionDigital Image Collection (Western Illinois University)
KeywordsMacomb Cemetery Macomb Cemeteries Oakwood Tombstones Hicken
Subject HeadingMacomb--Cemeteries (Oakwood)
DescriptionThe photograph shows the tombstone of Lizzie Tunnicliff, who was the daughter of Damon and Mary Tunnicliff and who died January 13, 1862, at the age of 2 years and 21 days of congestion of the lungs. "The most widely known local judge of the period [the nineteenth century] was Damon G. Tunnicliff, …who was only on the bench a short time. Born in New York in 1829, he was raised on a farm. In 1849 he came to Vermont, Illinois, where he was a merchant. He soon moved to Rushville, where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1853 and practiced for a year in Chicago before coming to Macomb. From 1854 to 1861 he was associated with Cyrus Walker and Chauncey L. Higbee. Then he practiced alone and, successfully, with Asa A. Matteson and James H. Bacon until Governor Oglesby appointed him to the Illinois Supreme Court in 1885, to fill a vacancy caused by the death of another judge. Later that year Tunnicliff returned to Macomb and practiced law with his son George. By that time he was the acknowledged leader of the McDonough County bar. He died in 1901." "Macomb: A Pictorial History, " by John E. Hallwas.
Source/Publisher/DonorSlide taken by Victor Hicken.
Aux. Photo# SlideSlide 1511
Location of Original PhotoMacomb Cemeteries Album
RightsWIU Libraries Archives & Special Collections -- All Rights Reserved. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, contact the WIU Archives and Special Collections at malpass-archives@wiu.edu.
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