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Catalog Number 2336
Title Pistol, Percussion
Object Name Pistol
Description Two barrel, two shot, .44 Cal., percussion single action pistol. Octagonal smooth bore barrels. Wood grip. Two triggers. Two hammers. Civilian issue.
Material iron alloy, wood
Makers mark no marks observed
Height (in) 4.5
Length (in) 8.25
History No history. Part of the S.D. Kilpatrick Collection. Originally recommended for deaccessioning because of duplicate. The Kilpatrick brothers constructed over 4000 miles of railroad in western states and operated live stock ranches in Western Nebraska and Idaho. F Kilpatrick was born in 1859 near Vinton, Benton County, Iowa. At the age of three months, his family came to Nebraska by the way of Nebraska City and Tecumseh. In 1859 they located about 10 miles west of Beatrice. S.D. worked on the family far until about August 1881 when he joined his brothers, John D., William H., and Robert J. in the business of railroad construction. He was in charge of the Aspen Tunnel Construction in 1899. He was also primarily in charge of the family's Picabo Ranch. In 1898 he married Mary Bradt in Beatrice. In 1905, he completed construction of their home in Beatrice. The couple adopted a daughter, Mary Rosanna Sherwood, in 1912. Mary Rosanna was Mary Kilpatrick's neice. S.D. died July 18, 1925 and was buried in the family mausoleum in Evergreen Home Cemetery. See "It's in the Blood: The Story of the Kilpatrick Brothers" by Chris Millspaugh and Jean Swartling for more information about the Kilpatrick family.
Credit line Mrs. S.D. Kilpatrick, Beatrice (Gage), Nebraska