SKILTON FAMILY

Local History Collections

Collection ID: LH-303
Location: LH-303

(Description ID: 595648)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Skilton Family

LH-303


Introduction
Biographical Sketch
Scope and Content
Inventory

Introduction
This collection was given by John D. Skilton in 1991.  Further information regarding Alvah Stone Skilton and Amanda Jane Davis Skilton may be found in Gilded Age Collection 45, the Skilton/Davis/Heyman Collection.

Biographical Sketch
The Skilton family line can be traced back to John Skilton of Coventry, England, who was born in 1688.  He married Mary Bennitt on 23 June 1717, and the couple had four children.  The oldest, Henry Skilton, was born on 19 November 1718.  Henry emigrated to the United States of America in 1735 and married Tabitha Avery on 9 July 1841 in Connecticut.  The couple had eight children but only one surviving son, Avery.  He was born on 30 April 1748 at Preston, Connecticut, and married Parthenia Judd on 26 March 1771.  Avery and Parthenia had seven children, including James Skilton (born 10 April 1777).  James married Chloe Steele on 30 June 1799 in Watertown, Connecticut.  Chloe bore ten children, with Elijah Steele Skilton as the oldest.  He was born on 17 May 1800 and wed Elizabeth Wilson in Hunter, New York, on 1 April 1827.  The couple had five children, including Alvah Stone Skilton.  Alvah married Amanda Jane Davis on 20 December 1865.

The Davis family line traces back to John S. Davis, who was born in Maryland on 28 March 1806.  His mother died when he was very young, and John was raised by his maternal grandparents, John and Mary Ann Sowers.  They settled in Ohio in 1811.  John resided in Galion, Ohio, for almost thirty years, where he married Catharine Nave (or Neff) on 17 May 1843.  Their oldest daughter, Amanda Jane Davis, was born on 17 February 1844.

Alvah Stone Skilton was born in 1836 in Ravenna, Ohio.  At age eighteen, Skilton began working as an engineer for the Bellefontaine & Indianapolis Railroad in Galion, Ohio, a position he held until the beginning of the Civil War.  He enlisted in the army of the Union in 1861 and received the rank of Captain in Company I of the 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  He participated in such engagements as the Battle of Shiloh (Tennessee), the Vicksburg Campaign, Missionary Ridge (Tennessee), Kennesaw Mountain (Georgia), and the Atlanta Campaign.  In 1864, Alvah and 83 other men of the 57th were captured by the Confederates at the Battle of Atlanta.  He was held as a prisoner of war for eight and a half months, moving between eight prisons in four different states.  At one point, Skilton managed to escape captivity and spent two months behind enemy lines attempting to reach Union forces; he was recaptured close to Union lines in western North Carolina, near Ducktown, Tennessee.  Skilton was honorably discharged on 13 April 1865.  Following the Civil War he returned to Galion and his work on the Bellefontaine & Indianapolis Railroad.  He married Amanda Jane Davis, the daughter of a prominent Monroeville, Ohio, businessman and banker.  The couple would have four children: John Davis, Elizabeth Robey, Mary Grace, and Catharine Amanda.  Alvah began working for the Merchant’s Union Express Company, as well as assistant assessor for Monroeville distilleries, before prospering as a grain and seed dealer in Monroeville.  He also served as Huron County, Ohio, justice of the peace.  He and Amanda resided at their Monroeville estate of Ingleside Farm, a well-known structure in the town.  Their daughter, Catharine, would remain at her parents’ homestead following their deaths.  Captain Alvah Stone Skilton died on 27 July 1887.

Elizabeth Robey Skilton, born in 1866, attended Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.  She remained unmarried and died in 1909.  Mary Grace Skilton was educated in the schools of Gambier, Ohio, and wed Clarence L. Powley; and the couple resided in Monroeville, Ohio.  They had a daughter, Jane, who would marry LaVerne Heyman.  Catharine Amanda Skilton, youngest daughter of Alvah and Amanda, also received her education at Gambier, Ohio, and remained single throughout her life.

Rev. John Davis Skilton was born on 18 March 1867 and married Ida Beistle on 24 June 1904.  The couple had three children—Henry, Jane, and John, Jr.  Rev. John Skilton received his education from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, and Divinity School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He initially worked as assistant rector at St. Paul’s Rectory in Cleveland, Ohio, and then spent several years working in Nice, France.  Upon his return to the states, Rev. Skilton served as headmaster for several academies: Cheltenham Academy (Ogontz, Pennsylvania); Melrose Academy (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Cheshire School (Cheshire, Connecticut); Lackawana School (Scranton, Pennsylvania); and Tower Hill School (Wilmington, Delaware).

Scope and Content
This collection, dating from the 1849 to 1978, consists of documents, correspondence, and photographs relating to three generations of the Skilton family.  Included are: bills and financial records; materials related to the schooling of various Skilton family members (such as books, work, and records); information relevant to Monroeville, Ohio—the residence of Alvah and Amanda Skilton; records of the Daughters of the American Republic (D.A.R.), of which Catharine Skilton became State Chairman of Patriotic Education and Americanization; diaries, letters, photographs, and other documents relating to travel, including Rev. John D. Skilton’s European trip; information regarding the assorted schools and churches with which Rev. Skilton was associated; scrapbooks; genealogical materials of the Skilton family and ancestors; along with other  documents relating to Skilton family members.

Also included in this collection are several boxes of photographs relating to the Skiltons.  These consist of and are not limited to: family members (such as Elijah Skilton, Amanda Skilton, and Rev. John Davis Skilton, among others); associates of the family; outdoor scenes and gatherings; photographs from European travels; Kenyon College; and Skilton family homesteads.

Extensive correspondence is contained within this collection as well.  Amanda Skilton received letters from several individuals during the American Civil War—the main portion being from her brother, Union soldier Jim Davis of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI).  Also included is correspondence from other Union soldiers: Frank Beverstock, Co. A, 3rd Virginia Cavalry; Harry Logan, 1st Independent Ohio Battery; James Stover, 101st OVI; Lyman Parcher, Co. E, 101st OVI (as a lieutenant) and Co. B., 179th OVI (as a captain); and William H. Pelton, 57th OVI.  Correspondence in the years following the war includes personal and business communication.  In Box 2, the correspondence is, for the most part, arranged alphabetically into folders by the surname of the letter writers.  Various letters from Amanda’s daughters, Elizabeth (Bess or Bessie) and Catharine, are in the collection, as well as letters from her daughter-in-law, Ida, and cousin, Harriet.  The largest amount of correspondence, however, is from her son, Rev. John D. Skilton.

Incoming and outgoing correspondence relating to Catharine Amanda Skilton is included in this collection as well.  Contained here are a number of letters written to Catharine’s brother, Reverend John D. Skilton, and sister, Elizabeth.  The other two daughters of Alvah and Amanda Davis Skilton, Mary Grace and Elizabeth Robey, have correspondence contained in these records as well.

The correspondence of Reverend John D. Skilton is also included in this collection.  Aside from the letters to his mother, John wrote to various individuals on personal and business matters.  Letters written during his time at Kenyon College and his tenure at various institutions and academies (including the American Church in Nice, France) are also present. A fair amount of incoming and outgoing correspondence between John and his wife, Ida, is also contained within this collection.  Furthermore, correspondence relating to John and Ida Skilton’s son, John D. Skilton, Jr., is present.  Henry, the brother of John D. Skilton, Jr., also wrote several letters to his parents, which can be found here. A sister, Jane, three years older than John D. Skilton, Jr. died as a child.

Inventory
Ac. 5503
27 ½ linear ft.

BOX 1 - AMANDA SKILTON

(folders)
1.  Harkness-Davis Deed
2.  Schooling
3.  Guardian Papers
4.  John & Catharine Davis
5.  Addresses
6.  Greeting Cards
7.  Calling Cards
8.  Calling Cards
9.  Insurance Papers
10. Passport
11. Miscellaneous Clippings
12. Miscellaneous
13. Death & Estate
14. Investments, 1886-1899
15. Investments, 1900-1909
16. Investments, 1910-1912
17. Investments, 1913
18. Investments, 1917-1923
19. Household Bills, n.d.
20. Household Bills, 1887-1897
21. Household Bills, 1889-1903
22. Household Bills, 1904-1906
23. Household Bills, 1907-1908
24. Household Bills, 1909-1910        
25. Household Bills, 1911-1913
26. Household Bills, 1914-1915
27. Household Bills, 1916-1917
28. Household Bills, 1918-1919
29. Household Bills, 1920-1922
30. Household Bills, 1923-1924
31. Canceled checks, 1883-1886
32. Canceled checks, 1887
33. Canceled checks, 1888-1889
34. Canceled checks, 1890-1891
35. Canceled checks, 1892-1893
36. Canceled checks, 1894-1895
37. Canceled checks, 1896-1898
38. Canceled checks, 1902-1906

BOX 2 - AMANDA SKILTON

(folders)
1.  Canceled checks, 1909-1912
2.  Canceled checks & stubs, 1908-1911
3.  Canceled checks & stubs, 1913-1916
4.  Check stubs, 1912, 1915, 1938
5.  Check books, 1900-1907
6.  Bank books
7.  Receipt books
8.  Accounts with John D. Skilton
9.  Account book with C.R. Richard, 1889-1890
10. Joseph Myers Payment Record
11. Skilton Family Scrapbook
12. Skilton Family Scrapbook
13. Correspondence – Civil War – Jim Davis
14. Correspondence – Civil War
15. Correspondence – Unidentified
16. Correspondence – A
17. Correspondence – B
18. Correspondence – C
19. Correspondence – D
20. Correspondence – F
21. Correspondence – G
22. Correspondence – H
23. Correspondence – J
24. Correspondence – K-L
25. Correspondence – M
26. Correspondence – N
27. Correspondence – P
28. Correspondence – R
29. Correspondence – S (non Skilton)
30. Correspondence – T
31. Correspondence – V
32. Correspondence – W
33. Correspondence – Bess Roby Skilton
34. Correspondence – Catharine Skilton
35. Correspondence – Harriet Skilton
36. Correspondence – Ida Skilton (Mrs. John D. Skilton)
37. Correspondence – Other Skiltons
38. Misc. empty envelopes

BOX 3 - AMANDA SKILTON

(folders) 
1.  Correspondence – John D. Skilton, n.d.
2.  Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1885
3.  Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1886
4.  Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1887
5.  Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1888
6.  Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1889
7.  Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1891
8.  Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1892
9.  Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1893
10. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1894
11. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1895
12. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1896
13. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1897, 1898
14. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1899
15. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1900
16. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1901
17. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1902-1904
18. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1905
19. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1906
20. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1907
21. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1908
22. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1909
23. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1910
24. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1911
25. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1912, 1913
26. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1914
27. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1915
28. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, 1916
29. Incoming correspondence to John D. Skilton, 1890
30. Incoming correspondence to John D. Skilton, 1904-1916
31. Incoming correspondence to John D. Skilton, 1917-1925
32. Incoming correspondence to Ida Beistle Skilton

BOX 4 - CATHARINE SKILTON

(folders)
1.  School books
2.  School books
3.  Monroeville High School/Alumni Association
4.  Monroeville High School/Alumni Association
5.  Original club, 1907-1913
5a. Original club, 1913-1925
6.  Women’s Clubs Programs
7.  Miscellaneous Monroeville items
8.  Miscellaneous Advertising materials
9.  Correspondence – n.d.
10. Correspondence – 1886-1914
11. Correspondence – 1915-1920
12. Correspondence – 1921-1925
13. Correspondence – 1926-1940
14. Correspondence – 1958-1967
15. Correspondence – John D. Skilton, Bessie Skilton
16. Correspondence – to John D. Skilton, 1922-1926
17. Correspondence – to John D. Skilton, 1927-1929
18. Addresses
19. Household bills
20. Expense records, 1930-1951
21. Bank book
22. Miscellaneous notebooks
23. Writings
24. Church of the Covenant
25. Friendly House
26. Schauffler School Brochures & Pamphlets
27. Correspondence – Schauffler School
28. The Schauffler Missionary Training School

BOX 5 

CATHARINE SKILTON

(folders)
1.  American Creed
2.  National Security League
3.  National Society New England Women
4.  Daughters of American Colonists
5.  Correspondence – D.A.R., n.d.
6.  Correspondence – D.A.R., 1919-1923
7.  Correspondence – D.A.R., 1924-1925
8.  D.A.R. Norwalk Chapter, 1917-1925
9.  D.A.R. Continental Congress, 1919-1924
10.  D.A.R. Continental Congress, 1925, 1941
11. D.A.R. printed material
11a. D.A.R. Miscellaneous
12. Travel
13. Travel
14. Travel
15. Travel Expenses & Diary
16. Theater Programs & Brochures
17. Greeting cards
18. Greeting cards
19. Miscellaneous
20. Book & pamphlet to Hayes Presidential Center Library

MARY GRACE SKILTON

(folders)
21. School books
22. Mary Grace & Clarence Powley
23. Homer Powley
24. Greeting cards
25. Jane Powley & LaVerne Heyman

BESSIE R. SKILTON

(folders)
26. Miscellaneous
27. Correspondence
28. Correspondence – John D. Skilton & Ida Skilton
29. John P. Laughlin Estate

BOX 6 - REV. JOHN D. SKILTON

(folders)
1.  Schooling
2.  School papers
3.  School books
4.  School brochures
5.  Kenyon College
6.  Kenyon College – Correspondence, 1886-1888
7.  Kenyon College – Alumni Material, Dorm Fire
8.  Divinity School Catalogues, 1889-1892
9.  World’s Columbia Exposition, 1893
10. Cleveland, 1896-1897
11. Letters from Nice, France, 6/19/1897-4/18/1898
12. 1900 Republican National Convention & 1901 Presidential Inauguration
13. Cheltenham Academy
14. Melrose Academy, 1903-1905
15. Chestnut Hill, 1905-1907
16. Cheshire School
17. Cheshire School, 1908
18. Reminiscences of E. D. Woodbury including Civil War Diary
19. Cheshire Military Academy – Reminiscences to E. D. Woodbury
20. Cheshire Monthly Review, Nov. 10, 1870
21. School Purchase, 1911
22. Lackawana School
23. Lackawana School – Deeds & Legal Actions, 1911-1914
24. Tower Hill School, 1919-1923
25. Tower Hill School – Irenee DuPont – Correspondence

BOX 7 - REV. JOHN D. SKILTON

(folders)
1.  Tower Hill School publications
2.  European Trip & Notebooks, 1889, 1894
3.  Charles Arndt Diary of European Trip, 1894
4.  Correspondence – Charles Henry Arndt
5.  European Trip 1897
6.  European Trip 1947
7.  Ohio Society of Philadelphia
8.  New England Society
9.  Chelten Hills
10. Jay Cooke
11. William Elkins
12. Red Cross Forms
13. Playbills
14. Troop A – 1st Ohio Cavalry
15. Baptism, Ordination, Military
16. Certificates, passports
17. Masons
18. Corporation for the Relief of the Widows and Children of Clergymen
19. Clergymen’s Retiring Fund Society
20. Church Pension Fund
21. Life Insurance 1905-1915
22. YMCA 1918
23. American Church, France
24. Coventry
25. Margaret McCarthy will dispute
26. Canes
27. Newspaper Articles
28. Miscellaneous
29. Writings
30. Daily Diaries, 1947-1950
31. Death
32. Miscellaneous
33. Greeting Cards
34. Correspondence, n.d.-1890
35. Correspondence, 1890-1910
36. Correspondence, 1910-1930
37. Correspondence, 1930-1951
38. Correspondence to Ida, 1904-1912
39. Correspondence to Ida, 1918 - Red Cross
40. Correspondence to Ida, 1919 - Red Cross & Cheshire
41. Correspondence to Ida, 1911, 1912
42. Correspondence to Ida, 1913

BOX 8 - REV. JOHN D. SKILTON & IDA BEISTLE SKILTON

(folders)
1.  Correspondence – Ida, 1914-1915
2.  Correspondence – Ida, 1916
3.  Correspondence – Ida, 1918
4.  Correspondence – Ida, 1919 – Red Cross
5.  Correspondence – Ida, 1920-1930
6.  Marriage to Ida Beistle
7.  Ida ­­– Certificates
8.  Ida – Correspondence
9.  Ida – Correspondence – Ella Beistle
10. Ida – Death
11. Notes for sermons
12. Notes for sermons
13. Temple University – Course work & Pamphlets
14. Temple University – Correspondence – Dr. Heathcote
14a. Temple University – Dissertation
15. Temple University – Dissertation
16. St. Peter’s Church – Cheshire
17. Bulletins, Programs, etc.
18. Church Publications
19. Diocese of Connecticut Journal, 1945-1946
Holy Bible dtd. 1877, Sabbath School, John D. Skilton, Sr.
Holy Bible dtd. 1891, Ida Beistle
Communicants Companion dtd. 1884, Ida Beistle
Marriage Prayer Book dtd. 1902, John D. Skilton, Sr.

BOX 9

  • Scrapbook – Newspaper Clippings – John D. Skilton, Sr.
  • Scrapbook – Newspaper Clippings – John D. Skilton, Sr.
  • Photograph Album – European Trip – John D. Skilton, Sr.
  • Scrapbook – European Trip, 1889

BOX 10

JANE DAVIS SKILTON

(folder)
1.  Miscellaneous

JOHN D. SKILTON, JR.

(folders)
2.  Baby book
3.  Birth, 1909
4.  Art Work
5.  Birthday Greetings, 1909-1924
6.  Opera book
7.  Peddie School
8.  Correspondence, n.d.-1926
9.  Correspondence, 1944-1978
10. Correspondence to John Sr.
11. Correspondence to Ida, n.d.-1924
12. Correspondence to Ida, 1925
13. Correspondence to Ida, 1926
14. Correspondence to Ida, 1927
15. Correspondence to Ida, 1933-1934, Chicago
16. Correspondence to Ida, 1940
17. Correspondence to Ida, 1941
18. Correspondence to Ida, 1945, Europe
19. Correspondence – Ernest Hillman to Ida, 1941-1944
20. Miscellaneous

HENRY A. SKILTON

(folders)
21. Correspondence, 1911-1916
22. Correspondence, 1917-1929
23. Grade School
24. Awards for Rescue
25. University of Pennsylvania, 1921-1925
26. University of Pennsylvania, 1919-1925
27. Yale Law School & Practice, 1927-1928

LAVERNE HEYMAN

(folder)
28. Correspondence

BOX 11 - GEORGE SKILTON

  • Copy Book, Nov. 1897-1898
  • Copy Book, Oct.-Dec. 1898
  • Copy Book, April-Aug. 1900
  • Copy Book, Jan. 1902-April 1904

BOX 12 - GENEALOGY

(folders)
1. Skilton-Davis Vault, Monroeville
2.  Correspondence
4.  Correspondence - Questions & Research
5.  Skilton Reunions
6.  Skilton Reunion Booklets, 1922-1935
7.  Skilton Reunion Booklets, 1936-1945
8.  Skilton Reunion Booklets, 1946-1953
9.  “Cyclopeedy”
10. Skilton Family Records
11. Skilton Family Records
12. Skilton Family Records
13. Davis Family Records
14. Avery Family Records
15. Beistle Family Records
16. Gibbs Family Records
17. Nave Family Records
18. Story-Wilson Family Records
19. Sowers & McMillan Family Records
20. Merritt Family Records
21. Steele Family Records
22. Genealogy Publications & Printed material
23. Publications – Memorial to Mary T. Skilton Palmer, Doctor Henry Skilton House
24. Publications – Memorial to Mary T. Skilton Palmer
25. Miscellaneous clippings
26. Miscellaneous

BOX 13 - GENEALOGY

(folders)
1.  Coventry Records
2.  John D. Skilton – Copy #1 – Sundry items, etc.
3.  John D. Skilton – Title Page – 4th generation
4.  John D. Skilton – 5th generation
5.  John D. Skilton – 6th generation
6.  John D. Skilton – 7th generation
7.  John D. Skilton – 8th & 9th generation
8.  John D. Skilton – Notes I
9.  John D. Skilton – Notes II
10. John D. Skilton – Index to Notes
11. Skilton Family Records, Proofs
12. John D. Skilton – Skilton Family Records
13. Skilton Roll of Honor, etc
14. Record of Deaths in Parish of Westbury, Conn.
15. Dr. Henry Skilton Memorial Fund
16. Skilton Family Book Committee
17. Skilton Desk History
18. Dr. Henry Skilton House, Southington, Conn.
19. Skilton Family Clippings, Miscellaneous

BOX 14

  • Holy Bible – John D. Skilton dtd 1893
  • Dr. Henry Skilton and his Descendants, 1717-1921 (4 copies)
  • Dr. Henry Skilton and his Descendants, Supplement dtd 1927 (3 hard bound copies, 3 paperback copies)
  • Skilton Family Reunions, 1921-1935 (2 copies)
  • Skilton Family Reunion Pamphlets
  • John D. Skilton Prayer Book dtd 1894
  • John D. Skilton Boys of the Bible dtd 1867 (Grandma Davis)
  • Scoville Family Records dtd 1910
  • Scoville Family Records – Part II, 1910
  • Scoville Family Records – Part III dtd 1911
  • The Firelands Pioneer, June 1937

BOX 15 - PHOTOGRAPHS

(folders)
1.  Elijah S. Skilton
2.  (Mrs. Henry) Maria Marshall Skilton
3.  Alvah Stone Skilton 1836-1887
4.  (Mrs. Alvah) Amanda Davis Skilton
5.  (Mrs. Alvah) Amanda Davis Skilton
6.  Catharine Amanda Skilton (daughter of Alvah & Amanda Davis Skilton)
7.  Elizabeth Robey Skilton (daughter of Alvah & Amanda Davis Skilton)
8.  (Mrs. Clarence) Mary Grace Skilton Powley (daughter of Alvah & Amanda Davis Skilton)
9.  Jane Skilton (1906-1907) (daughter of Rev. John D. Skilton, Sr.)
10. Skilton Sisters
11. Ingleside (Home of Alvah & Amanda Skilton), Monroeville, Ohio

BOX 16 - PHOTOGRAPHS

(folders)
1.  John Sowers-Davis 1808-1888
2.  (Mrs. John S.) Catharine Pasco Davis
3.  (Mrs. Alvah) Amanda Davis Skilton (daughter of John S. Davis)
4.  (Mrs. Alvah) Amanda Davis Skilton (daughter of John S. Davis)
5.  Thomas & Mary E. (Davis) Latham Family (sister of Amanda Davis Skilton and daughter of John S. Davis)    
6.  J. A. Bloomer (business partner of Davis)
7.  John S. Davis Home (built by Stephen Harkness) Monroeville, Ohio

BOX 17 - PHOTOGRAPHS

(folders)
1.   Rev. John D., John D. Skilton, Jr. & family (1909)
2.   Rev. John D. Skilton, Sr. & sons John D., Jr. & Henry
2a. Rev. John D. Skilton, Sr. at Cheltenham, Ogontz, PA
2b. Rev. John D. Skilton, Sr.
3.   John D. Skilton, Jr.
4.   John D. Skilton, Jr. (1909)
5.   John D. Skilton, Jr.
6.   John D. Skilton, Jr. & brother Henry Skilton
7.   Henry Skilton
8.   Ronald Skilton (son of Henry Skilton)
9.   Catharine Marie Skilton (daughter of Henry A. Skilton)

BOX 18 - PHOTOGRAPHS

(folders)
1.   Outdoor scenes & gatherings, unidentified, n.d.
1a. Outdoor scenes & gatherings, unidentified
2.   Outdoor scenes, unidentified, n.d.
3.   Homes, unidentified, n.d.
4.   Clarence Powley Home, Monroeville, Ohio
5.   Churches
5a. St. Peter’s Rectory, Cheshire, Connecticut
6.   (Mrs. Paye) Betty Laughlin property, Leesburg, VA
7.   European Trip

BOX 19 - PHOTOGRAPHS

(folders)
1.   Skilton Family Homesteads
2.   Skilton Reunions
3.   Skilton Reunions
4.   Skilton Outings, n.d.
5.   Schools & School Groups (unidentified)
5a. Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE
5b. Melrose Academy, Melrose, PA
6.   Edwin Skilton
7.   Chloe Skilton
8.   W. B. Skilton
9.   Lucille Skilton
10. James Skilton
11. Homer Family
12. Mather Family
13. Henry Barnett Skilton
14. Gibbs Family
15. Geyer Family

BOX 20 - PHOTOGRAPHS

(folders)
1.    Appel Family
2.    Mr. Barrow
2a.  George H. Beecher
3.    W. B. Bodine, Jr.
4.    J. Thompson Cole
5.    Mrs. Coupland & Mrs. Lowry
5a.  Owen Davies
6.    Mary Morgan Dillinhast
7.    Mildred Grace Ferguson
8.    Maude Forter
9.    (Mrs. Henry) Jeanette Parthenia Skilton French
10.  Shirley C. Hirlan
11.  J. Hughes
12.  Betty W. Lauglin
13.  Carrie Mitchell
14.  Terrence Prowin
15.  Caleb Wright

BOX 21 - PHOTOGRAPHS

(folders)
1.  Kenyon College Scenes
2.  John D. Skilton, Sr. & Harry Arndt
3.  Harry Arndt
4.  Kenyon College - Indentified
5.  Kenyon College – Unidentified
6.  Kenyon College – Harcourt Girls

BOX 22 - PHOTOGRAPHS

(folders)
1.  Men & Women Groups – unidentified
2.  Women – Groups – unidentified
3.  Men – Groups – unidentified
4.  Women – Solitary – unidentified #1
5.  Women – Solitary – unidentified #2
6.  Men – Solitary – unidentified #1
7.  Men – Solitary – unidentified #2
8.  Children – unidentified
9.  Children with adults – unidentified

BOX 23 - FELIXIBLE NEGATIVES

(folders)
1.  Outdoors
2.  Children
3.  Groups
4.  Buildings
6.  Skilton Family
7.  John D. Skilton, Jr.’s children
8.  Unidentified
9.  (Mrs. Alvah) Amanda Davis Skilton with children
10. Skilton Homestead - Southington

BOX 24 - PHOTOGRAPHS

  • Framed photographs, unidentified

BOX 25 - PHOTOGRAPHS

(folders)
1.  Rev. John D. Skilton, Sr.
2.  Rev. John D. Skilton, Sr.
2a. Rev. John D. Skilton, Sr.
3.  Rev. John D. Skilton, Sr. and Family
4.  (Rev. Mrs. John D.) Ida Beistle Skilton, Sr.
5.  (Rev. Mrs. John D.) Ida Beistle Skilton & children
6.  (Rev. Mrs. John D.) Ida Beistle Skilton’s relatives
7.  Skilton Family Home
8.  Charles-Henry Arndt & children (friend of John D. Skilton, Sr.)
9.  Cheltenham – Student Groups
10. Clarence L Powley (interior – Post Office, Monroeville, Ohio) Post Master
11. Brown Senior High School, Oberlin, Ohio – graduates
12. Women & Men – group, Monroeville, Ohio, unidentified
13. Water Stand Pipe, Monroeville, Ohio 1898
14. Unidentified