Hawley-Lothrop Families Collection
2.42 linear feet (1 document case, 1 oversize box)
South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Name of item . Hawley-Lothrop Families Collection. MA 65. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
Collection consists of historical documents relating to the Hawley-Lothrop Families and William Walters.
These materials belonged to Jean Walters Lothrop, who was the daughter of William H. and Grace (Durland) Walters, and the wife of Eugene H. Lothrop.
Wilma (Jean) Walters Lothrop was born July 19, 1919 in Brookings, South Dakota to William Hayes and Grace (Durland) Walters. Jean Walters graduated from Brookings High School in 1937, from South Dakota State College in 1941, and from Denver University with a Masters in Library Science. She also attended the University of Minnesota. In 1941-1942, she taught home economics and science at Langford, South Dakota, High School. On December 20, 1942 she married Eugene “Gene” Henry Lothrop of Huron, South Dakota. She was a librarian. They had two daughters Helen and Martha; and one son Robert. Jean died November 20, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona.
Eugene “Gene” Lothrop was born in Redfield, SD, on August 16, 1920. Gene graduated from Huron High School in 1938 and went on to study electrical engineering at South Dakota State College, graduating in 1942. On December 20, 1942, he married Wilma (Jean) Walters. Gene was the foreman at Lothrop’s Electrical Service owned by Elmer M. Lothrop. Gene died on April 15, 2014 in Prescott, Arizona.
William Hayes Walters was born December 8, 1877 in Laverne, Minnesota to Solomon and Mathilda Walters. He attended school in Bruce, South Dakota and graduated from South Dakota Agricultural College in 1897. William married Grace Jennie Durland in 1904. They had seven children; Maxine, Robert, Leslie, Hubert, Helen, Curtis, and Wilma. William was a self-employed real estate agent in Brookings, South Dakota. William died March 18, 1962. Grace died on March 3, 1978.
Lucille Helen Lothrop was born May 2, 1916 in Redfield, South Dakota to Elmer and Allie Lothrop, She graduated from Redfield High School in 1937. She died on July 20, 1937.
Collection consists of historical documents relating to the Hawley-Lothrop Families and William Walters. The collection documents the families during the late nineteenth to the mid twentieth centuries. The collection includes scrapbooks and photo albums. Of interest are the materials relating to William H. Walters' time at South Dakota State.
Lothrop, Lucille Helen
Lothrop, Wilma Walters
Walters, William Hayes
|2||8||75th College Anniversary Certificate||1960|
|2||10||Brookings High School Class of 1937 31st Reunion Photograph||1968|
|2||7||Class of 1897 50th Reunion Certificate||1947|
|2||1||E. and M. Hawley Photograph||1879|
|2||2||Frederick and Amelia Hawley Wedding Invitation||1895|
|2||11||Hawley Family History as written by Jean Lothrop||Undated|
|2||13||Hawley Family Photos||Undated|
|1||5||Hawley Photo Album, Long Red Book, 54 Portraits||Undated|
|1||4||Hawley Photo Album, Small Brown Book, 34 Portraits||Undated|
|1||3||International Organization of Odd Fellows Scrapbook, Large Brown Book, 208 Newspaper Clippings and 70 Black and white Photographs||1941|
|2||12||Letter to Jean and Eugene||2002|
|1||1||Lucille Lothrop Baby Book, 9 Black and white Photographs||1916|
|1||2||Lucille Lothrop Scrapbook, Large Black Book, 26 Photos, 10 Get Well Cards, and 103 Sympathy Cards||1937|
|2||3||Municipal Reform Paper by William H. Walters||1897|
|1||6||Postcards Book, 138 Photo Cards||Undated|
|2||6||Royal Hotel Ruins Photograph, Huron, South Dakota||1943|
|2||4||South Dakota Agriculture College Commencement Invitation||1897|
|2||9||William H. Walters' 63rd Reunion Button||1960|
|2||14||William H. Walters Autograph Book||Undated|
|2||5||William H. Walters Transcript South Dakota Agricultural College||1900|
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Arranged and Described by
Michele Christian, University Archivist, 2016.