Joplin Police Department 1907 (Correction: 1902)

Another in our “We Wish We Had the Originals” series of photographs, this time with the 1907 Joplin Police Department.  If you missed yesterday’s post, here’s the link to the 1907 Joplin Fire Department.

Joplin Police Department 1907

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From left to right – Top Line:  N.H. Milligan, John Ginsler, C.H. Cole, Henry Burns, Nathan Swift, Perry Snow, J.E. Gilmore.  Middle Line:  Grant Davis, C.E. Chapman, Fred Sellars, Charles Moore, Joseph Reubart, J.H. Holmes, J.H. McCoy, J.H. Johnson.  Bottom Line:  Night Captain Thomas Lawson, Day Captain T.F. Ogburn, Marshal Joseph H. Myers, Police Matron Ellen Ayers, Deputy Marshall J.J. Cofer, Joseph Giles, James A. Rose

Of note:  See here for more information on the police matron, Ellen Ayers,  (who’s seated in the front row).

Joplin's first police matron, Ellen Ayers

Pictured here, Ellen Ayers took on the role of police matron at the age of 64.


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