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  • Tags: 1917

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…

Gus Nalefski

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Photograph of Gus Nalefski, Wabash Railroad dispatcher for many years.

Mrs. Charles A. (Flora) Mammen

Photograph of Mrs. Charles A. (Flora) Memmen, taken by Wasson Studio in 1917. She is the mother of Castle William, who was killed in action in France October 1918, and after whom the local American Legion Post No. 105 was named. She was elected…

Capt. W. L. Krigbaum

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Photograph of Capt. W. L. Krigbaum take by the Herald and Review, Decatur, IL.

A.M. Kenney

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Photograph of A.M. Kenney. He was the former presiden of the Citizens National Bank, and resigned in 1929. The photo was taken by Vandeventer around 1917, and used in the Decatur Daily Review.

Leo T. Johnson

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Photograph of Leo T. Johnson. He was attended Millikin University, and was the head football coach for 14 years there. Johnson became the track coach at University of Illinois in 1937. He was a past president of the Decatur Kiwanis Club, and a…

I.N. Irwin

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Photograph of I.N. Irwin (d. 9/18/1931), a prominent Decatur druggist for 50 years. Partner in the Irwin Drug Co. with his brother, S.M. Irwin, and bought his brother's interest in 1892. In 1929, he sold a share of the business to Delos Cozad, and…

Independent Sewing Circle

Photograph of the unknown women of the Independent Sewing Circle sitting on the front porch of a house. The photo was taken by Rembrandt Studios, and used by the Decatur Herald or Daily Review in 1917.

Leonard Cassell

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Photograph of Leonard Cassell in his military uniform. Cassell fought in World War I. The photo was taken by Wasson Studios in 1917, and was used by the Decatur Herald and Review.

James S. Carter

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Postcard of James S. Carter (d. 4/27/1922). He was the oldest man at the time that was born in Decatur. Carter was a prominent member in Masonry, and one of the oldest members of the Dunham Post #141 of the Grand Army of the Republic. He was a…