Historic Portraits

 ...Who's Who in Memphis . 1891 . 1901 . 1903 . 1905

 
 

Whenever we come across an interesting person in History, we often think, "Wonder what he looked like?". This website probably receives as many requests for photos of Memphis Pioneers as the library, so we created this page of Historic Portraits as a response to many of our inquiries.  Most of the photos were originally published in the 1891 Special Edition of the Evening Scimitar,  the 1901 "Tennesseans" book, and the 1903 Special Edition of the Evening Scimitar.  You'll also find the Biographies of most of these pioneers posted on the bottom section of this page.    There are over 450 photos.  Click on any letter of the alphabet (below) to take you instantly to the names that begin with that letter.

 
 
 
 

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Click on small photos to enlarge them. 

               
H. B. Aden Arthur Aites J.H. Alsup A. D. Allen Jack Amick T. B. Andrews J. Applewhite

A. D. Armstrong

               
               

 

C. Arnault

A.A. Arnold George Arnold

W. T. Arrington

W. T. Arrington

J.A.. Austin

W. T. Avery

               
             

John W. Bailey

Os Baker William Ball Dan F. Balton Lem Banks A. Barnett

W. H. Bates

W. D. Beard

               
               

R. M. Becker

John E. Bell E. T. Bennett B. F. Berry Wm H. Berry W. B. Bethel W.A. Bickford

Lee A. Biggs

               
               

Ben Bingham

W. T. Black

W. T. Bond

Wm Bowles H. R. Boyd Hu Brinkley Geo T. Brodnax

R. W. Brooks

               
               

H.L.Browne

J. W. Brown

H.T.  Bruce

J. W. Buchanan

Harry C. Buck

M.S.Buckingham Rich.E.Bullington

B. I. Busby

               

 A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

             

C.L. Byrd

Benijah S.Byrnes

J.B. Cabell

A.S. Caldwell

T.B. Caldwell

Dom. Canale

E.W. Carmack

S. T. Carnes

               
               
E.J.Carrington T. B. Carroll W. F. Carroll Wm H. Carroll M. E. Carter A.B.Carruthers Hunsdon Cary E.B. Causey
               
               

A.A. Chighozola

Robert Church W. L. Clapp W.F. Cleary J.F. Cochram John H.Cochran John I. Cocke H.E. Coffin
               
               

J.M.Coleman

Sol Coleman

Barron G. Collier

C. H. Collier

W. A. Collier

Clara Conway

James B.Cook

J.N..Cornatzar

               
               

R. C. Craig W.J.Crawford R.F. Creson C.H.Crisman E.J.Crockett T.J.Crofford

A.E.Cummins

A. L. Cummins

               
               

 

 

Holmes Cummins

L.P.Cummins

           
             

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R.J. Darnell

A.R.Davant F.P.Davenport F.C.  Davis T. L. Davis J.W.Dickson D.W.DeHaven

Thomas Dies

             
               

Paul Dillard

C.M. Dinstuhl

Chas T. Dobbs

E.M. Douglass J.J. Duffy S.H.Dunscomb L.W. Dutro

W.C. Early

               
             

Jesse Edgington

T.B.Edgington

W.C.Edmondson

W.B.Edrington

Gen Chas Ellett

Alexander Erskine Z. N. Estes Carruthers Ewing
               
               

J.P. Falls

J.T.Fargason

W.M.Farrington Francis Fentress L.W. Finlay

S. L. Finley

J. P. Finnie

F.N. Fisher
               
               

G. T. Fitzhugh

Wm Floyd

D. W. Fly Noland Fontaine N.B. Forrest J.T. Forsythe

F. Fowler

A. H. Frank

               
               

 

P. Fransioli

W.A. Freeman

G. O. Friedel P. R. Friedel W. K. Friedel J. W. Fuller    
             

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F.A. Gaffney

W. A. Gage

Thos F. Gailor

     
               
               

M.C. Gallaway

C.B. Galloway J.S. Galloway J.C. Galloway Robt Galloway John Gaston

Robert Gates

M. Gavin

               
               

Chas Gerber

J.P. Gentry A. D. Gibson A. P. Gibson F.M.Gilliland D. A. Given C. S. Gladden

B.M.H.Gladding

               
               

J.W. Gladding

N. A. Gladding

J. R. Godwin E.L. Goldbaum E.O. Goldsmith J.M. Goodbar J. I. Goodloe J.A.Goodwyn
               
               

R.D.Goodwyn G. W. Gordon

Chas W. Goyer

Ed F. Grace T. J. Graham R. C. Graves Frank Gray W.F. Graves
               

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James M. Greer

Rowan A. Greer C. N. Grosvenor

H. L. Guion

F.M. Guthrie

Andrew Gwynne

D. P. Hadden

B. M. Hale

             
               

D. M. Hall

O.M. Hamilton E.S. Hammond Z.T. Harris R. B. Harvey J. B. Hegarty C.W.Heiskell J. B. Heiskell
               
               
B.R. Henderson W.B.Henderson B. G. Henning D.M. Henning Geo H. Herbers M.B.Herman Jenny Higbee

Napoleon Hill

             
               

J. T. Hinton

Samuel Hirsh

W.E. Holt John D. Hopkins

J. F. Houck

O. K. Houck

J. P. Houston

Foster Hume

               
             
   

C. P.  Hunt

Edw. Hunter

F.B. Hunter H. E. Hutchens     Joe A. Isele

Martin J. Isele

               

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T. H. Jackson

G.R. James

B. C. Johnson

H.P. Johnson J. Johnson E. C. Jones Heber Jones

J.W. Jones

               
               

     

Walk C. Jones

Warton S. Jones J. P. Jordan

Richard Jordan

      J. M. Keating   

           
               
E. A. Keeling Martin Kelly J.W. Keyes W.C. Knight P. C. Knowlton Wm. Krauss

R. P. Lake

T. J. Latham

             
               

James Lee

E. B. LeMaster

N.F.LeMaster

H. J. Lenow

Owen Lilly E. B. Loomis B. Lowenstein

E. Lowenstein

               

H. Luehrmann

G.W. Macrae

W. B. Mallory

J. H. Malone

J. B. Marmon

John Marshall J. H. Martin

J.H.T. Martin

               
               

J.W. Martin

A. D. Mason Carrington Mason

J.J. Mason

L. Y. Mason

R.L. Matthews

Bro Maurelian

R.B. Maury

               

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S.M. McCallum

J.C. McDavitt E.L. McGowan E.B. McHenry

P. McIntyre

K.D. McKellar

R. I. Mckellar

T. N. McKeon

               
               

A.J. McClendon

J.S. McTighe M.L. Meacham E.L. Menager

C.W. Metcalf

Wm P. Metcalf

J.L. Mewborn J.L. Minor
               
               

R.W. Mitchell

G.H. Monsarratt J.D. Montedonico Frank Montgomery S.R. Montgomery Edward Moon

Lottie Moon

Virginia Moon

             
               

T. C. Moore

Wm R. Moore Hirsh Moore J. C. Morris A.B. Morrison D.E. Myers

James Nathan

H. M. Neely

             

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J. D. Neely

A. W. Newsome C.F.M. Niles G. M. Norton John L. Norton J. N. Oliver

J. A. Ombert

John Overton,Jr

             
               

Frank Ozanne

Minter Parker W.H.Passmore J. Patterson M.C. Pearce O.M. Peck J. W. Peete

J. R. Pepper

               
               

Wm. A. Percy

N. C. Perkins

G.W. Person G. B. Peters I.F. Peters John M. Peters P.H. Phelan

W. H. Phelan

               
               

S.H. Phillips

W. P. Phillips

A. B. Pickett

Felix T. Pope

H. C. Polk D. T. Porter F.P.Poston

E. S. Proudfit

             
               

C. H. Raine

G. D. Raine Geo Randolph Wm M Randolph

S. P. Read

James H. Rees

C. Reudelhuber

Joe Reynolds

               

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J. E. Richards

T. K. Riddick Thomas L. Risk C.P. Roberts W.D. Roberts O.K. Robertson

John C. Rogers

P. R. Rogers

             
               

W. B. Rogers

H. A. Roynon W.H.. Russe E. Paul Sale L. Sambucetti H. B. Sanford W. B. Sanford John Savoy
               
               
W.W. Schoolfield J. W. Schorr C. W. Schulte T. M. Scruggs B. J. Semmes Raphael Semmes H. B. Shanks A. A. Sharp
               
               
John J. Shea N.W. Sherman Dennis Smith G. P. Smith J. H. Smith Wm L. Smith F. D. Smythe W. M. Sneed
               
             
R. B. Snowden John K. Speed R. A. Speed C.M. Stewart B. M. Stratton W. J. Strayer Sam Tate, Jr. A.R. Taylor,
               

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W. F. Taylor

W. W. Taylor W. G. Thomas

J. W. Thompson

C. H. Threlkeld

Lew Tisdale T. F. Tobin

S. C. Toof

               
               

H. N. Towner

T.B. Trezevant Frank Trimble H.O.True

T. B. Turley

Howell Turner

John W. Turner

P. P. Van Vleet

           
               

E.R.Voohness C. J. Wagner Anthony Walsh John T.Walsh J.S. Warren H. C. Warriner

H. L. Warriner

J. H. Watkins

               
               

J. H. Watson

C. Weatherford L.M. Weathers E.F. Webber Ida B. Wells J. Weinburg W. A. Wheatley

J. J. Williams

               

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H.C. Williamson

R.C. Williamson

S.M. Williamson W.A. Williamson J.T.Willingham H. D. Wilson G. E. Witt

W.H.Wood   

             
               

Amos Woodruff

N. M. Woods

R.P.Woodson

Isaac Wright

S. M. Wright

Gwynne Yerger F. B. Young

J. P. Young

               
               
             

Otto Zahn

             
               
               

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Biographies ... for many of the Historic Memphians above.
Souvenir Edition of the Memphis Evening Scimitar 1891:               Page 13    

There are 6 Biographies per page, spread over 19 pages of this special edition of the 1891 Evening Scimitar.  There's no particular order to the names on each page.   The files are quite large and may load slowly.  Please be patient.

Click on the small photo to the left of the names.   
  - Collection George Whitworth

Bingham, Ben     
Carrington, E. J.
Coleman, J. M.
Guion, H. L.
Neely, H. M.
Tate, Sam

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Lee, James               
McGowan, E. L.
Montgomery, S. R.
Neely, J. C.
Reynolds, Joseph
Stratton, B. M.

Herbers, Geo H.    
Kelly, Martin
Luehrmann, Henry
Parker, Minter
Shea, John J.
Towner, H. N.

Cook, James B.
Gallaway,
M. C.
Galloway, Robert
Meacham, M. L.
McLendon, A. J.
Weatherford, Caesar

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Bethell, W. B.
Brooks, R. W.
Fontaine, Noland
Hirsh, Samuel
Rees, James H.
Williams, J. J.,

Craig, R. C.
Farrington, Wm M.
Gwynne,
Andrew D.
Overton, John, Jr.
Young, James P.

Cochran, John W.
Galloway, Jacob S.
Hinton, J. T.
Porter, D. T.
Quigley, P. J.
Williamson, M. T.
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Godwin, John R.
Hill, Napoleon
Jordan, Richard D.
Semmes, B. J.
Snowden, R. B.

Duffy, J. J.
Dunscomb, S. H.
Fullmer, J. W.
Grosvenor, Chas N.
Martin, J. H. T.
Williamson, W. A.

Fly, D. W.
Knowlton, P. C.
Norton, John L.
Schoolfield, W. W.
Semmes, Raphael
Turley, T. B.
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Carnes, S. T.
Finley, S. L.
Goodbar, J. M.
Graves, R. C.
Sneed, William M.
Wheatley, W. A.

Dobb, Charles T.
Graham, T. J.
Jordan, J. P.
Martin, J. H.
McCallum, S. M.
Smith, Dennis

Carter, M. E.
Gates, Robert
Keeling, E. A.
Marshall, John
Trezevant, T. B.
Wilson, H. D.
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Bates, W. H.
Berry, William H.
Brown, J. W.
Latham, T. J.
McTighe, John S.
Speed, John K.

Bailey, J. N.
Gaston, John
Goodloe, James L.
Raine, G.  D.
Rogers, John C.
Taylor, W. F.

Armstrong, A. D.
Byrd, C. L.
Cummins, Holmes
McIntyre, P.
Newsome, A. W.
Pearce, M. C.
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Allen, A. D.
Coleman, Sol
Estes, Z. N.
Gladding, Nelson A.
Jones, Warton S.
Montedonico, J. D.

Peters, Jno, M.
Read, S. P.
Rogers, P. R.
Schultz, C. W.
Smith, J. H.
Tobin, T. F.

Buckingham, M. S.
Fowler, F.
Nathan, James
Niles, C. F. M.
Omberg, J. A.
Raine, C. H.

Souvenir Edition of the Memphis Evening Scimitar 1903: 

There are 12 Biographies per page, spread over 4 pages of this special edition.  There's no particular order to the names on each page. 
Click on the small photo below the names.
 - Collection Memphis Public Library

Bailey, John W.
Caldwell, T. B.
Williamson, Sam M.
Browne, Harris L.
Fly, D. W.
Wagner, C. J.
Gibson, A. P.
Ewing, Caruthers
Riddick, T. K.
LeMaster, N. F.
Dutro, L. W.
Witt, G. E. 
Gibson, A. D., Jr.
Yerger, Gwynne
Tisdale, Lew
Earl y,W. C.
Goldbaum, E. L.
Zahn, Otto
Lake, R. D.
Dillard, Paul
Coffin, H. E.
Bond, W. T.
Trimble, Frank
Schorr, Jno. W.
Ball, W. M.
Carter, M. E.
Fransiloi, P.
Gladding, B. M. H.
Gladding, J. W.
Hunter, Frank B.
Norton, George M.
Ozanne, Frank
Walsh, Anthony
Walsh, John T.
Watkins, John A.
Williamson, H. C.
Andrews, T. B.
Biggs, Lee A.
Busby, B. I.
Davis, T. L.
Friedel, George O.
Friedel, P. R.
Friedel, Wm K.
Goldsmith, E. O.
Harvey, R. B.
Martin, J. W.
Phillips, Wm P.
Pope, Felix T.
Smith, J. H.
Weinburg, J.
               

 

 

 

 
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