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  • Collection: Photo File: Biography

Charles S. Hankins

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Photograph of Charles S. Hankins (d. 10/1/1933). He was the former owner and operator of the Decatur Independent Telephone Co., which he sold to the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in 1907. He was a pioneer in the use of underground telephone cables,…

Jacob Hanes

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Photograph of Jacob Hanes (d. 11/13/1923), a prominent harness race horse driver. He was a Civil War veteran, and farmer until 1891. The photo was taken by Wasson Studios, and used in the Decatur Daily Review on September 20, 1914.

Jacob Hanes

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Photograph of Jacob Hanes (d. 11/13/1923). He was a prominent harness race horse driver, which he took up very late in life. He was a Civil War veteran, and a farmer until 1891. Used in the Decatur Herald or Daily Review.

Jacob Hanes

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Photograph of Jacob Hanes (d. 11/13/1923). Hanes was a prominent harness race horse driver, which he took up very late in life. He was a Civil War veteran, and farmed until 1891. The photo was taken by Wasson Studios, and used in the Decatur Daily…

Judge William L. Hammer

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Photograph of Judge William L. Hammer (d. 5/20/1903). Hammer held the following offices: Christian Co. constable (1843-1846), Christian Co. sheriff (1846-1854), Decatur Justice of the Peace (1857-1860), Macon Co. Circuit Clerk (1860-1868), President…

Peter Halmbacher

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Photograph of Peter Halmbacher (d. 2/1/1910). He was born in Germany, a veteran of the Prussian-Bavarian War in 1866, and came to Decatur in 1869. He was a pattern maker by trade. Halmbacher worked as a cabinet maker for Decatur Furniture Co., as…

Henry C. Hagen

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Photograph of Henry C. Hagen (d. 8/20/1942). He was a member of the last city council before the commission form of government was established in 1911. He was a machinist who worked for Union Iron Works, Mueller Co., and Williams Sealing Corp. …

Charles P. Guest

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Photograph of Charles P. Guest (d. 5/13/1945). He was the superintendent of the Macon County federal surplus food depot for 5 years. He came to Decatur in 1917. Guest worked for the Capitol Grocery Co. of Springfield and the Decatur Grocery Co. …

Louis E. Griswold

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Photograph of Louis E. Griswold. He owned a hardware store at the corner of E. Main St. and Water St. He left Decatur in 1899, and moved to Chicago. His wife was a daughter of Sarah A. Durfee. The photo was taken by Sleeth of Decatur, and used in…

John F. Grindol

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Photograph of John F. Grindol (d. 4/25/1921). He was the son of W.H. Grindol, and a part of the W.H. Grindol & Sons monument business. He was one of the oldest members of the Goodman band, and was president at the time of his death. The photo was…