Adair County is in Missouri. These photos of houses and their occupants date to the late 1890s.
George C. Farmer, Sr., and his son George C., Jr., were partners in the C.G. Farmer & Son Hardware Store on the Kirksville Square in the late 1890s and owned this home on Harrison St.
House of real estate agent Thomas J. Dockery. He and Mrs. Dockery (Julia Linder) are shown here on the front porch of their home; daughters Ethel Ardella, Leota Lillian & Julia Estelle are on the steps and lawn.
James Martin, M.D., came to Kirksville in 1884 and was in medical practice here for many years. Photo shows James and his wife Adalaide Halladay, their three children, Ruth, Howard, & Walter, his sister Belle, and probably some of their tenants.
Newt Winn, 1897 graduate of Kirksville Mercantile College and newly hired bookkeeper for the John Storm Axe Handle Company, is pictured with his sisters Minnie & Lucy on the front porch of their family home.
One of the largest of our unidentified homes, this building appears to have been a rooming house. Male roomers are grouped at one end of the porch; the females with the owner’s family further down.