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Ervin P. McCune

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Photograph of Ervin P. McCune (died 11/24/1951). Illinois Power Co. employee 45 years, retiring in 1948 as superintendent of the steam heat department. Came to Decatur Dec. 1, 1903 t take charge of Decatur plant of Decatur Railway & Light co. as…

Mrs. Jane McCoy

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Photograph of Mrs. Jane McCoy (died 1/22/1916.) She was a real Daughter of the American Revolution. Her father served in the Revolutionary War at the battle of Yorktown. She is buried in a cemetery near Oakley and a special D.A.R. marker was placed…

Florence E. McConnell

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Photograph of Mrs. Florence E. McConnell (born 7/6/1867; died 8/19/1945). Prominent Decatur civic leader. 1929-1937 executive secretary Decatur Community Chest. Helped organize Decatur YWCA, Girl's Welfare Home, and Traveler's Protective Assn. First…

Sherman J. McClelland

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Photograph of Sherman J. McClelland (born 1/12/1864; died 6/14/1945). In whole sale grocery business from 1888-1928, later going into real estate and insurance. Member and past president Millikin University board of managers. Former manager of the…

Dr. Silas E. McClelland

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Photograph of Dr. Silas E. McClelland; b. 1/13/1860; d. 3/7/1953. Decatur eye, ear, nose and throat specialist for more than 50 years, retiring 1938. Trustee of Millikin estate; member board of directors Millikin National Bank; member board of…

Samuel D. May

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Photograph of Samuel D. May (died Aug 17, 1941). Retired Decatur grocer. He was in the grocery business 47 years. He sold his at 134 S. Main in 1922. He was a former director of the Macon Co. Coal Co. He was the oldest living member of Ionic Lodge…

Maywood Maxon

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Photograph of Maywood Maxon, (died Oct 10, 1945). He became employed for the Standard Oil Co. in Ohio in 1875. He worked his way up to traveling salesman and was transferred to Peoria in 1880. In December 1887 he was put in charge of the office and…

Edward D. Mattes

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Photography of Edward D. Mattes (died June 28, 1946). Former operator of the Decatur Brick Co. he was a son of Frederick Mattes who founded the Mattes & Sons brick yard. It was later incorporated as Decatur Brick co. He then became general manager of…

William F. Martin

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Photograph of William F. Martin. One of the honored members of the Old Post 1, and afterwards of Dunham post. He was for years color bearer for the post. He served for some time as the official color bearer for the Illinois Department, G.A.R. Comrade…

Luther F. Martin

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Photograph of Luther F. Martin (died June 5, 1947). Former chairman of the board of directors of the Citizens National Bank. He was associated with the firm of Bachman Bros. and Martin furniture business for many years. He moved to California in…