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Dr. William M. Catto

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Photograph of Dr. William M. Catto. He was a physician and surgeon with an office in rooms 3-4-5 Fenton Block. He had a residence at 364 W. William St. The photo was taken by Abrams, and used in the Decatur Daily Review in 1895.

D.H. Conklin

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Photograph of D.H. Conklin (b. 10/31/1831, d. 3/10/1905), one of the first telegraph operators in the world. He introduced telegraphy as a means of handling trains. Conklin worked as a receiver for the Illinois Midland line (later the Pennsylvania…

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…

C.J. Hartley

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Photograph of C.J. Hartley, the founder of the C.J. Hartley Co. He founded the company in 1897 wth his son, Arthur J. Hartley. He came to Decatu in 1882, and first worked with W.L. Oakes at Decatur Novelty Works. In 1884, he became the…