1896 BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS CITY DIRECTORY - EVERY RESIDENT’S NAME ADDRESS & TRADE

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MILLS' BELVIDERE CITY DIRECTORY - INCLUDING THE COUNTY OF BOONE, COMPILED BY S. AARON MILLS.
A DIRECTORY OF EVERY RESIDENT WITHIN BELVIDERE AND THE OTHER TOWNSHIPS WITHIN BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. INCLUDES NAMES, ADDRESSES AND TRADES.
PUBLISHED BY MILLS’ DIRECTORY COMPANY, ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS, 1896.
HARDCOVERS, ORIGINAL PRINTED PAPER COVERED BOARDS AND CLOTH SPINE, SPINE TITLED IN GILT (BUT THE GILT HAS COMPLETELY RUBBED OFF), 6” X 8.5”, 240 PAGES.
CONTAINS NUMEROUS ADVERTISEMENTS OF THE DAY (1896 BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS). SOME OF THE ADS ARE ILLUSTRATED WITH DRAWINGS OR PHOTOGRAPHS.
COPY OF D.E. FOOTE MD, AN EARLY DOCTOR AND RESIDENT OF BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS. HIS SIGNATURE AND LOCATION ARE WRITTEN AT THE TOP OF THE FRONT COVER: “D.E. FOOTE / BELVIDERE”. HIS NAME AND ADDRESS IS IN THE DIRECTORY. (READ ABOUT DR. FOOTE AT THE END OF THIS LISTING.)
CONDITION: THE COVERS’ CLOTH COVERED SPINE IS RUBBED AND ITS ORIGINAL GILT LETTERING HAS COMPLETELY WORN OFF, THE FRONT AND REAR BOARDS ARE RUBBED AND SCRAPED BUT THE LETTERING REMAINS BRIGHT AND CLEAR, OVERALL THE COVERS ARE WORN BUT STILL STURDY AND DOING THEIR JOB WELL. INTERNALLY, THE FIRST FEW PAGES HAVE TORN AWAY AT THE HINGE AND ARE LAID IN LOOSELY, THIS INCLUDES THE FIRST PAGE OF ADS AND THE TITLE PAGE; THE INNER PAGES ARE TONED AS NORMAL; VARIOUS BUSINESS NAMES ARE RUBBER STAMPED AT THE TOP MARGIN OF SOME PAGES HERE AND THERE; OTHERWISE SOLID, CLEAN AND UNMARKED.
A COMPLETE 1896-97 DIRECTORY OF RESIDENTS OF BELVIDERE AND BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. NICE ASSOCIATION COPY TOO.
ABOUT DR. DANIEL E. FOOTE THE PREVIOUS OWNER OF THIS DIRECTORY (FROM AN 1896 BILVIDERE, ILLINOIS PUBLICATION - NOW FOUND ON THE INTERNET):
******DANIEL E FOOTE MD - DR FOOTE WAS A NATIVE OF CHENANGO COUNTY NEW YORK HIS ANCESTORS WERE ENGLISH AND LOYAL TO THEIR COUNTRY AND KING AS INDICATED BY THE FOOTE COAT OF ARMS WHICH IS IN HIS POSSESSION HAVING BEEN HANDED DOWN TO HIM IN THE REGULAR ORDER OF INHERITANCE IT HAS UPON ITS CHEVRON NAME OF FOOTE AND BENEATH UPON A SCROLL THE WORDS LOYALTY AND TRUTH
THE DOCTOR TRACES HIS LINEAGE IN AN UNBROKEN LINE FROM NATHANIEL FOOTE ONE OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF WETHERSFIELD CONN WHOSE SUCCESSORS WERE PROMINENT IN THE COLONIAL WARS AND THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE REVOLUTION FOR THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
DR FOOTE IS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO'S MEDICAL DEPARTMENT AND RECEIVED HIS DIPLOMA FROM THE HAND OF MILLARD FILLMORE, CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY WHILE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
HE PRACTICED HIS PROFESSION AT NEWARK VALLEY TIOGA COUNTY NEW YORK WHERE IN 1853 HE MARRIED MARTHA E UPDEGRAFF. IN 1854 THEY MOVED TO BELVIDERE WHERE HE HAS SINCE BEEN IN CONSTANT PRACTICE. IN 1855 HE PURCHASED THE PLACE WHERE THEY NOW RESIDE ON WHICH IN 1873 HE BUILT THE HOUSE STILL OCCUPIED BY THEM. THEY HAVE THREE DAUGHTERS THE ELDEST OF WHOM IS THE WIFE OF EDWIN W WARREN OF BELVIDERE, THE OTHER TWO REMAINING WITH THEIR PARENTS.
DR. FOOTE IS A PERMANENT MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND OF THE ILLINOIS STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY AN ELDER IN THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AND HAS OCCUPIED MANY PLACES OF HONOR AND RESPONSIBILITY BOTH MUNICIPAL AND SOCIAL.****** FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES ONLY. INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE CHECK SHIPPING DETAILS FOR COSTS TO YOUR COUNTRY.

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