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George Zwilling

Photograph of George Zwilling; (died 1/26/1946). Veteran employee of the Mueller Co. He moved to Decatur in 1891 and joined the Mueller Co. and remained in the employ almost 35 years before retiring. He was a member of the Decatur Council No. 577,…

Frank O. Zetterlind

Photograph of Frank O. Zetterlind; (died 10/13/1933). He was an employee of the Mueller Co. for 53 years. He came to Decatur in June of 1880 and was hired as a blacksmith by Hieronymous Mueller. He later became head of the blacksmith shop there and…

John Zeller

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Photograph of John Zeller; (died 4/11/1932). He came to Decatur about 1860 and started driving oxen used by the Wabash in switching cars. Later he took a job in a meat packing plant that was located about where the Catholic Cemetery (Calvary)now is…

Mrs. M. M. (Olive) Wornick

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Photograph of Mrs. M. M. (Olive) Wornick; (died 5/26/1943). Prominent in civic and social work in Decatur. She had been a member of the Decatur Woman's Club since 1904. In 1914 she was vice-chairman of the art and literature division of that club.…

Charles G. Woods

Photograph of Charles G. Woods, former master mechanic for the Decatur street railway. He left the railway in 1925 after 26 years to become associated with the Mack International Motor Truck Co. with Decatur as his headquarters. He was part owner of…

Mrs. Wilbur C. (Marion) Wood

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Photograph of Mrs. Wilbur C. (Marion) Wood; (died 11/11/1937). Prominent member of the D.A.R. and wife of Dr. W. C. Wood, one of the most outstanding physicians and surgeons in Central Illinois. She organized the B.W. Chapter of the P.E.O. and served…

Henry A. Wood

Photograph of Henry A. Wood; (died 7/2/1937). Decatur bank employee for 60 years. In 1876 he started as a bookkeeper with Peddecord and Burrows which later became L. Burrows and Co. after that organization became the National Bank of Decatur, he…

Ralph R. and Carl A. Wise

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Photograph of Ralph R. and Carl A. Wise. They are sons of H. B. Wise of Decatur who died in 1940. Ralph now lives in Exeter, Calif and served in World War I. Carl now lives in Galveston, Texas and is the physical director of Y.M.C.A. there. Before…

Harry Clay Wire and Matilda E. Wire

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Photograph of Harry Clay and Matilda E. Wire. Harry died 10/14/1938, Decatur Contractor for many years. He retired about 1918. At one time he was city building inspector and later served on the zoning board. He was a member of the Masonic lodge. He…

Tunis Wilson Funeral

Photograph of funeral procession of Tunis Wilson. Ran in the Decatur Daily Review, 4/26/1917. Full obit: Decatur Herald; 4/23/1917; p. 3