Folsom, William H. C. (William Henry Carman), 1817-1900

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The film Gone With the Wind, based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell (Marsh), premiered in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 15, 1939.

From the description of William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film, 1939. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 714159065

The film Gone With the Wind, based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell (Marsh), premiered in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 15, 1939. Biographical information regarding William J. Folsom has not been determined.

From the description of William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere film, 1939. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 714158431

William Henry Carman (W. H. C.) Folsom was born June 22, 1817 in New Brunswick, Canada. He and his wife, Mary Jane Folsom ( nee Wyman) of Maine, were early Minnesota pioneers of the 1840s, who settled in Taylors Falls in 1850. W. H. C. Folsom was best known as a lumberman, but he was also a merchant, legislator, speculator, manufacturer, real estate dealer, historian, and writer, authoring several papers and the book, Fifty Years in the Northwest (St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1888).

The Folsoms had a large extended family, with several members settling in Taylors Falls, including Mary Jane's brother, Edward P. Wyman, and sister, Caroline Weston, both of whom would later commit suicide. W. H. C.'s son, Wyman X. Folsom and his cousin, Philander E. Folsom, both served in the Civil War, 7th Regiment, Company C and 3rd Regiment, Company K respectively. W. H. C.'s younger son, Frank W. Folsom, was one of the first students at the University of Minnesota.

Folsom was active in both county and state government, serving as County Treasurer, State Representative, and State Senator in the 1st, 9th, 10th, and 17th districts, where he was involved in the navigational development of the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers, railway building, the Wisconsin boundary dispute, design of the State Seal, and the Five Million Dollar Loan. Additionally, Folsom was involved in several local organizations, including the Kahbakong Cemetery Association, the Methodist Episcopal Church of Taylors Falls, and the Chisago Seminary.

William H. C. Folsom died in 1900 in Taylors Falls, preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane (1896), and his son, Frank W. Folsom (1881).

From the guide to the W. H. C. Folsom and family papers., 1836-1950s., (Minnesota Historical Society)

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creatorOf Folsom, William H. C. (William Henry Carman), 1817-1900. Prairie du Chien [electronic resource]. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Folsom, Simeon P. (Simeon Pearl), 1819-1907. Simeon P. Folsom papers, 1869-1903. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Folsom, William H. C. (William Henry Carman), 1817-1900. Prairie du Chien. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf W. H. C. Folsom and family papers., 1836-1950s. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Interviews with pioneer lumbermen., 1953-1957. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Folsom, William H. C. (William Henry Carman), 1817-1900. W. H. C. Folsom and family papers, 1836-[195-]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Folsom, William J. William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere Film, 1939. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn McCourt, James H. James H. McCourt diary, 1867 Jan. 1-Nov. 21. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Rice, Henry M. (Henry Mower), 1816-1894. Henry M. Rice and family papers, 1824-1966. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Folsom, William J. William J. Folsom Gone With the Wind Premiere film, 1939. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Forest History Society,. Interviews with pioneer lumbermen, 1953-1957. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
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associatedWith Bellman, Russell. person
associatedWith Chippewa Logging Company (Nelson, Wis.). corporateBody
associatedWith Chippewa Logging Company (Nelson, Wis.). corporateBody
associatedWith De Havilland, Olivia. person
associatedWith Donnelly, Ignatius, 1831-1901. person
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associatedWith Ellison and Folsom. corporateBody
associatedWith Ellison, Smith, 1823-1899. person
associatedWith Folsom, Erwin W. (Erwin Wieck), 1888- person
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associatedWith Folsom, Frank W. (Frank William), 1852-1881. person
associatedWith Folsom, Geneva Smith. person
associatedWith Folsom, Geneva Smith. person
associatedWith Folsom, John Gordon. person
associatedWith Folsom, John Gordon. person
associatedWith Folsom, John M. (John Mendell), 1892- person
associatedWith Folsom, Levi Woodbury, 1821- person
associatedWith Folsom, Mary Jane Wyman, 1818-1896. person
associatedWith Folsom, Philander E., ca. 1840- person
associatedWith Folsom, Simeon P. (Simeon Pearl), 1819-1907. person
associatedWith Folsom, Ward W., 1824- person
associatedWith Folsom, Wyman X., 1844-1929. person
associatedWith Forest History Society, corporateBody
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associatedWith Hauser, Caspar. person
associatedWith Hauser, Kaspar. person
associatedWith Jenson, Marion Folsom. person
associatedWith Jenson, Marion Folsom. person
associatedWith Junior League of Atlanta. corporateBody
associatedWith Kahbakong Cemetery Association (Taylors Falls, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Le Duc, William Gates, 1823-1917. person
associatedWith Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967. person
associatedWith Lombard, Carole, 1908-1942. person
associatedWith McCourt, James H. person
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church corporateBody
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associatedWith Paine, Cordelia Ayer. person
associatedWith Paine, Cordelia Ayer. person
associatedWith Payne family. family
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associatedWith Ramsey, Alexander, 1815-1903. person
associatedWith Rice, Henry M. (Henry Mower), 1816-1894. person
associatedWith Sabin, Dwight M. (Dwight May), 1843-1902. person
associatedWith Selznick, David O., 1902-1965. person
associatedWith Smith family. family
associatedWith Smith family. family
associatedWith Stannard, L. K. (Lucas Kingsbury), 1824-1914. person
associatedWith St. Croix Boom Corporation. corporateBody
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associatedWith Stevens, Frederick C. (Frederick Clement), 1861-1923. person
associatedWith Taylors Falls Agricultural and Driving Park Association (Taylors Falls, Minn.). corporateBody
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associatedWith Wyman family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Taylors Falls (Minn.)
Land tenure
Saint Croix River (Wis. and Minn.)
Prairie du Chien (Wis.)
Atlanta (Ga.)
United States
Minnesota--Finance
Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta (Ga.)
Wisconsin
Taylors Falls (Minn.)
Wisconsin River (Wis.)
California
Mississippi River
Minnesota
Chisago County (Minn.)
Chisago County (Minn.)
Minnesota--Chisago County
United States
Minnesota
Wisconsin River (Wis.)
Prairie du Chien (Wis.)
Subject
Women--Societies and clubs
Elections
Steamboats--Saint Croix River (Wis. and Minn.)
Lumbering--Minnesota
Steam-navigation--Mississippi River
Railroads
Poll tax
Elections--Minnesota
World War, 1914-1918
Steam-navigation--Saint Croix River (Wis. and Minn.)
Steam-navigation
Steamboats
Dakota Indians--Minnesota
Ojibwa Indians--Minnesota
Gold mines and mining
Lumbering
Parades & processions
Poll tax--Minnesota--Chisago County
Railroads--Minnesota
Lumbering--Wisconsin
Railroads--Minnesota--Finance
Gold mines and mining--California
Temperance
Dakota Indians
Ojibwa Indians--Land tenure
Ojibwa Indians
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Birth 1817-06-22

Death 1900

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