Browse Items (309 total)

  • Collection: Photo File: Biography

Mrs. E. F. Platt (Bertha)

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Photograph of Mrs. E. F. Platt; (born 4/2/1875; died 4/8/1955). Married Edward Platt, he was twice chief of the Decatur Fire Department; she was superintendent of the Girls Welfare Home from 1920-1927. Photo by Lindquist Studio, ran in the Decatur…

Mont E. Peniwell

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Photograph of Mont E. Peniwell; (died Mar 3, 1925). Manager of the Goodman Band 1883-1903. Elected City Treasurer in 1896, served 2 terms. Elected City Clerk then and served 2 terms. Later was Deputy Co. Treasurer, County Clerk. Sheriff 1918-1922.…

Mrs. W. F. (Cora B.) Peniwell

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Photograph of Mrs. W. F. (Cora B.) Peniwell; (died 11/11/1962). Former school teacher, member of Westminster Presbyterian church and a member of the Macon County Humane Society. Obit: Published in the Decatur Herald 11/12/1962 and 11/13/1962.

William T. Peake

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Photograph of William T. Peake (died 4/29/1921) Decatur jeweler and watch maker. For 18 years he was employed in the jewelry store of his father's, J. L. Peake. In 1904 he went into business for himself at 149 E. Main St. For eight years he served…

James A. Patton

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Photograph of James A. Patton; (born 5/8/1852; died 12/8/1928). Illinois commodities speculator an financier. Known as the "Wheat King."

David Patterson

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Photograph of David Patterson; (died Mar 7, 1919). Wealthy land owner and farmer of Macon County, IL. He was member of the Masons and Knights Templar. Photo by VanDeventer of Decatur, IL.

Dr. M. P. Parrish

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Photograph of Dr. M. P. Parrish (born 8/4/1868; died 5/27/1925) married Francis Emma Barkley. Chief surgeon of the Wabash Hospital since 1913; member Stephen Decatur Lodge No. 979, Macon Co. Chapter No. 21, R.A.M., Beaumanoir Commandery No. 9,…

David B. Parr

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Photograph of David B. Parr; former owner of the City Book Store (the firm of Parr and Parr) which was located at 124 Merchant St. He sold out and in 1917 they moved to Fayette County, IL. His wife was formerly household editor for the Decatur…

Mrs. David B. Parr (Anna Rogers)

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Photograph of Mrs. David B. Parr, (Anna Rogers); former writer for the household page of the Decatur Herald newspaper. She was formerly county superintendent of schools in Douglas County, IL. She was a write of economics and prominent in politics. In…

John H. Park

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Photograph of John H. Park; (died 6/8/1926) resident of Harristown for many years. He was for many years a traveling salesman. He first sold for the Haworth Wagon Factory in Decatur and later for other concerns. He retired from the road in 1900 but…