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Ensor Family Papers
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(3 folders; 7 volumes; 1 oversize folder)
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Papers were donated by Mrs. Virgil Ziegler in July 1960.
Dr. Sidney Rainford Ensor was born November 13, 1808, in London, England. He emigrated to the United States in the 1830s, settling in St. Charles County, Missouri. In 1840 he married Berilla Jane Jameson, and after her death he married Elvira Dyer. Dr. Ensor was a physician and surgeon. He died July 3, 1876, in St. Charles County.
Scope and Contents
The papers include correspondence, receipts, and papers relating to the estate of Dr. Sidney R. Ensor. The collection also includes seven ledgers of Dr. Ensor, many of which relate to his medical practice.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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Ensor Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis.
Executors and administrators -- Missouri
Physicians -- Finance, Personal
Physicians -- Missouri -- Saint Charles County
Ensor, Sidney Rainford, 1808-1876
Twenty-eight pages believed to be from an issue of a medical journal titled The Lancet London . circa 1830 1 1 Letter of Sidney R. Ensor to Dr. Rice, published in a newspaper or periodical, harshly criticizing Dr. Rice’s treatment of the late Mrs. Webb. Mentions Miss Susan Carr, and includes a note of Dr. John B. Muschany. Includes typescript copy. (original filed oversize) 1854 Aug 28 OS: Ea-Fo Note: "Due Mr. Hiram French[?] for value received fourteen dollars and fifty-two half cents. $14. 52 1/2." 1854 Aug 31 1 1 Survey of the land of Sidney R. Ensor in Section 1, Township 47 North, Range 2 East. Surveyed by county surveyor Theodore Briere. 1858 Feb 5 1 1 Letter signed F.R.J.[?] Ensor, St. Mary’s Seminary, Perryville, Perry County, Missouri, to his father, Dr. S.R. Ensor, Wellsburgh, St. Charles County, Mo. Dr. S.R. Ensor Wellsburgh, St. Charles County, Mo. Mentions that he received the money his father sent. 1863 Jun 22 1 1 Handwritten poem titled "Belle Brandon," Wellsburgh, St. Charles Co., written by Mrs. Annie Roberts for her father. 1863 Sept 1 1 1 Receipt of Westhoff & Mispagel, retail dealers in groceries, dry goods, tobacco, etc., O'Fallon, Mo., to Tom Ensor. (The name Mispagel is crossed out on the letterhead.) 187- 1 1 Piece of stationery of the office of Justus Ohage, dealer in dry goods, groceries, hardware, boots and shoes, glassware, etc., Wellsburg, St. Charles Co., Mo. 187- 1 1 Letter signed A. Ensor, Ursuline Academy, to her father. Thanks her father for the money he sent her, and mentions that Mr. R. Hayden visited her the previous week. 1870 Dec 4 1 1 Letter signed Celeste Ensor, Stony Point, to her father. Mentions sickness in the family, and that she had her hand lanced. Discusses the wheat and corn crops. 1871 Aug 8 1 1 Personal property tax receipt of Sidney R. Ensor, St. Charles, Mo. 1871 Dec 27 1 1 Will of Sidney Rainford Ensor, who leaves land and money to the three children by his first wife (Bevilla Ensor [or Berilla Ensor]): Laura Damees, Ann Roberts, and Frederick Rainford Ensor. He also leaves land and his personal estate to his present wife (Elvira Ensor) and their seven children: Augusta Jane Ensor, Sidney James Ensor, Thomas Hayden Ensor, George Rainford Ensor, Ada Ensor, Nevile Ensor, and Arthur Ensor. His wife is named administratrix and her uncle William Hayden is named administrator. The will also mentions Louis Withington, William C. Lindsay, and Peter Rottger. Also includes deposition of Conrad Tintrup and Xavier Ashoff, July 20, 1876, verifying that they witnessed the foregoing will, and letters testamentary of the St. Charles Probate Court regarding the will, August 1, 1876. 1872 Sept 4 1 1 Recipe for curry. Accompanying note dated August 21, 1875, states that the recipe was sent by James R. Ensor, England, to his brother Sidney R. Ensor. 1875 Aug 21 1 1 Typescript circular letter of the American Insurance Company, Chicago, Illinois, to "Dear Sir," stating that his premium payment is past due. circa 1876 1 1 Two typescript copies of obituaries of Dr. Sidney Rainford Ensor. circa 1876 July 3 1 1 Receipt of Pritchett & Ehrhard, merchant tailors and clothiers, St. Charles, Mo., to Mrs. Ensor. 1876 July 8 1 1 Letter signed Jas. H. Smith [James H. Smith], Seminary, Perryville, Perry County, Mo., to "Dear Madam." 1876 July 31 1 1 Printed notice of the American Insurance Company, Chicago, to Sidney R. Ensor, stating that his installment of premium is past due. 1876 Dec 20 1 1 Notice signed T.F. Slatery, Wellsburg Post Office, St. Charles County, Missouri, to Mrs. Elvira Ensor, administratrix of estate of Sidney R. Ensor, that he will present a claim against the estate. 1877 Aug 4 1 2 Notice signed Mary H. Slatery, Wellsburg, St. Charles County, Missouri, to Mrs. Elvira Ensor, administratrix of the estate of Sidney R. Ensor, demanding a piece of land. 1877 Aug 4 1 2 Plat of survey of land of Mrs. Elvira Ensor by Joseph Cruse. 1877 Dec 19 1 2 Notice signed T.F. Slatery to Elvira Ensor, administratrix of the estate of Sidney R. Ensor, that he intends to present a claim against the estate for $6. circa 1878 1 2 Newspaper clipping comprising a request of the following men to George A. Slatery, asking him to become a candidate for clerk of the Circuit Court of St. Charles County at the election taking place November 5, 1878: Henry Berkman, Henry Tebbe, Valentine Dowd, Joseph Groblinghoff, John Davison, Frank Shulte, J. Marten, Joe O'Halloren, Henry Hammer, H. Besselman, John Swan, M. Loftus, Geo. Ensor, J.W. Murphy, Joseph Wecker, Louis D. Hageman, Anton Brown, Wm. Furlong [William Furlong], Bernard Buscher, Frank Muse, James W. Bowles, Joseph S. Owens, W.H.G. Garner, Thomas Fanning, Bernard Dusterhaus, Anton, Strunk, James E. McAtee, Anton Gollner, M. Johannsman, Anton F. Orf, W.J. Cornwall, Wm. P. Basting [William P. Basting], Henry Brown, Thomas Chalfant, and Hilary Hayden. Includes note of Slatery announcing himself as a candidate. 1878 1 2 Notice signed Mary H. Slatery and T.F. Slatery, Wellsburg, St. Charles County, Missouri, to Mrs. Elvira Ensor, executrix or administratrix of the estate of Sidney R. Ensor, charging her $25 per year for use of land. 1878 June 27 1 2 Notice signed George A. Slatery, St. Charles County, Missouri, to Elvira Ensor, administratrix of the estate of Sidney R. Ensor, that he will present a claim against the estate for $4.38. 1878 July 29 1 2 Notice signed Mary H. Slater [Mary H. Slatery] to Elvira Ensor, administratrix of the estate of Sidney R. Ensor, that she will present a claim for $3.88 against the estate. 1878 July 29 1 2 Indenture between Elvira Ensor, Justus O’Hage and his wife, Augusta O'Hage, Thomas Ensor, and George Ensor, parties of the first part, and James Ensor, party of the second part, for the sale of land in St. Charles County, Missouri. Documents mentions Lewis F. Withington. 1878 Sept 27 1 2 Receipt of Saint Vincent's College, Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Mrs. Elvira Ensor for $200 on account of Thomas H. Ensor's schooling. 1878 Oct 3 1 2 Article of agreement between Elvira Ensor and Joseph Feltman (or Joseph Feldmann) in which Elvira Ensor rents land to Feldmann. 1878 Nov 4 1 2 Postcard receipt of the American Insurance Co., Chicago, to Elvira Ensor, St. Paul, Mo., for payment of installment of premium. 1878 Nov 8 1 2 Account book of Elvira Ensor in account with George B. Ensor. Includes accounts such as "mending boots," "cloths for pants," "to go to St. Charles," etc. (6 pages) 1879 1 2 Account book with Augusta and Dick. Includes accounts such as "half bushel seed grass," "3 lbs butter," "making dress," etc. (4 pages) 1879 1 2 Letter signed Chas. H. Ensor [Charles H. Ensor], 117 South 15th St., St. Louis, Mo., to his mother. Hopes his mother will visit him, and warns her about a terrible man named Murphy who used to be Rev. Father Murphy. 1879 Oct 15 1 3 Receipt signed Wm. Wenzel [William Wenzel], road overseer, St. Charles County, to Elvira Ensor, administratrix of the estate of Dr. Ensor. 1879 Oct 17 1 3 Letter signed Neville Ensor, Sacred Heart Convent, St. Charles, Mo., to "My dear Mamma." Gives her an account of her studies and grades. 1879[?] Dec 7 1 3 Note signed Leonard Orf: ". . . . I am ever so much obliged to you for your past favors and hoping you were satisfied with all my dealings with you as I am going to leave O'Fallon and go home will come over to see you soon." 1880 Jan 27 1 3 Receipt signed Jas. S. Ensor [James S. Ensor], St. Paul, Mo., to George R. Ensor for partial payment of a note. 1880 May 20 1 3 Letter signed Jim, 1130 North 22nd St., St. Louis, Mo., to his brother George, regarding payment of a bank note. 1880 Sept 27 1 3 Promissory note signed Geo. Ensor [George Ensor], promising to pay Menaleus Gray $40. 1880 Oct 27 1 3 Booklet of the Centennial Mutual Life Association of Iowa describing the company's insurance policies. Booklet is in English, with some German. Contains costs and payments on policies issued on the lives of the following individuals: Vincent B. Beckett of College Springs, Page County, Iowa; S.A. Gilliam of Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa; E.E. Clough of Toledo, Tama County, Iowa; M.H. Day of Toledo, Tama County, Iowa; Isaac Hoch of Desoto, Dallas County, Iowa; L. Chandler of Cambridge, Story County, Iowa; Andrew Miller of Green Bay, Clarke County, Iowa; Ichabod T. Miller of Odgen, Boone County, Iowa; John C. Livingston of Monroe, Jasper County, Iowa; Joel Macrill of Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa; George E. Kennedy of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; Hezekiah Pollard of Last Chance, Lucas County, Iowa; Ann M. Thomas of Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa; Israel Scroggy of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa; and Josiah A. Kennedy of Big Mound, Lee County, Iowa. (24 pages) Includes an insert listing policy holders in St. Charles County. circa 1881 1 3 Receipt of H.A. Hueffner, produce and commission merchant, St. Paul, to Geo. Ensor [George Ensor]. 1881 Feb 17 1 3 Note signed Edw. Gut to Mrs. J.R. Ensor: "Enclosed please find Note for amt. Of $200. . . ." Note is written on stationery of the office of Edward Gut, manufacturer and dealer in harness, saddles, bridles, collars, whips, robes, blankets, brushes, etc., St. Charles, Mo. 1881 Mar 5 1 3 Letter signed H. Reineke, St. Peters, to Mr. G.R. Ensor. Mentions that he was in St. Paul today and that he hopes to see him soon. 1881 Mar 25 1 3 Funeral notice for the funeral of James R. Hume at the Baptist church. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery. 1881 Apr 28 1 3 Letter signed James S. Ensor, attorney, 417 Pine Street, St. Louis, to George. Mentions that he will pay Mr. Kite what he owes him, and that he intends to sue George. 1881 May 12 1 3 Letter signed Joseph Kreckhouse & Co., Milwaukee, to Schmidt Chandler & Co., stating that the last two bags of coffee they sent contained rat feces. 1883 Apr 19 1 3 Letter signed J. Ohage, St. Paul, Minn., to Ada and Neville. Welcomes them to America and instructs them to take a sleeping car from Hoboken to St. Paul. Accompanying envelope is addressed to Miss Ada Ensor. 1883 May 18 1 3 Letter signed Jas. S. Ensor [James S. Ensor], St. Louis, to Ada. Mentions that he has deferred his visit due to the weather, and invites her to visit him. Letter is written on letterhead of the Polytechnic Building, 708 Chestnut Street. 1883 Oct 13 1 3 Unsigned note to Mama: "Please let Frank Westhoff have the two dollars and a half that I promised him on the trunk. . . ." Note is written on stationery of Dr. T.L. Rives, druggist & apothecary, 21 North Main St., opposite Klinger's Mill, St. Charles, Mo. Verso contains note signed Elvira Ensor. [No year] Aug 28 1 3 Calling card of Mrs. G. Holt[?]. No date 1 3 Letter signed Marie[?] to George Ensor. Invites him to visit her this evening. No date 1 3 Letter signed Jane to Mrs. O. Hage [Mrs. Ohage?]. Asks her to send her crape veil this evening. No date 1 3 Note signed A.W. Cooper announcing a public sale: "I will offer at public sale, on Thursday October 4th at my residence near Wellsburg, Mo. two good horses, one wagon. . . ." No date 1 3 Receipt of the Ursuline Sisters to Arthur Ensor for payment of $5.70 for five months and two weeks schooling, catechism, and copy book. No date 1 3 Financial account with Williams for $29.16. No date 1 3 Letter signed Annie to her parents (in French). No date 1 3 Business card of Dr. J. Ohage, physician and surgeon, St. Paul, Minn. No date 1 3 Newspaper clipping titled "Fence Law in Missouri." No date 1 3 Medical accounts ledger of Dr. Sidney R. Ensor. Includes name index. (223 pages) 1840-1851 Volume 1 Medical accounts ledger of Dr. Sidney R. Ensor. Includes name index. (281 pages) 1846-1857 Volume 2 Medical accounts ledger of Dr. Sidney R. Ensor. Includes name index. (431 pages) 1857-1875 Volume 3 Ledger of Sidney R. Ensor, 1849-1855. Also includes three loose pages of monthly accounts, 1846-1869. (135 pages) 1846-1869 Volume 4 Ledger of Sidney R. Ensor. (159 pages) 1855-1869 Volume 5 Sidney R. Ensor journal, mostly for medical charges, 1863-1873 (pages 1465). Also includes journal of personal expense records (brick hauling, house building expenses, etc.), 1867-1872 (pages 470-end of volume) and five pages of Ensor family genealogy notes at the front of the volume. (479 pages) 1863-1873 Volume 6 Sidney R. Ensor ledger of personal, farm, and medical accounts. (159 pages) 1869-1879 Volume 7