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Photograph of the 200 Block at William St. and N. Church St.

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Photograph of the houses at the 200 block at William St. and N. Church St. on the Southwest corner. Dr. S.T. Trowbridge bought it from William Traver some time before the Civil War. It then stood on N. Water St. between William and North. Dr.…

James F. Steele

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Photograph of James F. Steele; (born 9/21/1841; died 4/16/1921). Former town clerk of Decatur and one of the oldest members Dunham Post, 141, G.A.R., having served as post commander and adjutant. Civil War Veteran. Photo by VanDeventer's; ran in the…

Aaron Smick

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Photograph of Aaron Smick; (died 11/19/1913). Decatur real estate dealer for many years. In the late 1870's he and C. C. Carter opened a real estate, loan and insurance office at 152 E. Prairie St. They remained in business together until about 1886.…

Frederick Schwab

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Photograph of Frederick Schwab; (died 10/5/1928). He was the last of the officers of the 116th Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. He was a charter member of Post 1, G.A.R., and a member of Dunham Post 141 G.A.R. When he first came to…

Thomas T. Roberts

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Photograph of Thomas T. Roberts; born 3/1/1839; died 11/24/1919. Decatur Industrialist and philanthropist. Founder of the Decatur Coffin Co. Served in the Civil War. Member of First Presbyterian Church. Photo used 3/2/1919.

Florence E. McConnell

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Photograph of Mrs. Florence E. McConnell (born 7/6/1867; died 8/19/1945). Prominent Decatur civic leader. 1929-1937 executive secretary Decatur Community Chest. Helped organize Decatur YWCA, Girl's Welfare Home, and Traveler's Protective Assn. First…

Capt. Robert P. Lytle

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Photograph of Capt. Robert P. Lytle; (died May 4, 1913). Assistant postmaster. He was appointed postmaster in 1875 and held that office several years. In 1897 he was named assistant postmaster. Before entering the post office he formed a partnership…

Samuel M. Lutz

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Photograph of Samuel M. Lutz take by International Stereograph Co. of Decatur, IL. Photo was used in the Herald or Daily Review, Sept. 7, 1913. Lutz died July 27, 1923. Widely known in Illinois a a singer, chorus leader, and a dealer in musical…

Wesley Larrick

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Photo of Wesley Larrick (died May 8, 1932) Past Commander of Dunham Post, G.A.R. He served in the Civil War and settled in Decatur shortly after the war.

Enos Kepler

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Photograph of Enos Kepler (d. 1/18/1928). He was a prominent Mason in Central Illinois, and a charter member of the Stephen Decatur Lodge No. 979. He was commander of the Beaumanoir commandery in 1912, and was a prelate for 17 years. He…