LIZZIE WOODS AND HER SONS. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Woods (1877-1964) sits between her sons Millard (left) and Delmar on their front steps at 650 South Twentieth Street. Her sister Maude Johnson (1880-1963), who lived next door with her husband, Cicero (1869-1941), sits behind them on the porch. Maude and Lizzie's sister Cora Thomas was mother of the children seen on pages 60 and 61. Lizzie's husband, William Woods (1867-1944), was well known as the caretaker of the Nebraska Executive Mansion for 36 years, serving 11 governors. He also worked as a policeman, manager at the country club, and operator of a restaurant at the Nebraska State Fair. He was a leading member of Quinn Chapel and a founder of Lincoln's African American Masonic Lebanon Lodge. His son Millard married Ernesteen; Delmar's wife was Esther. Delmar worked as a laboratory assistant at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Photographs taken on black and white glass negatives by African American photographer(s) John Johnson and Earl McWilliams from 1910 to 1925 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Douglas Keister has 280 5x7 glass negatives taken by these photographers. Larger scans available on request.