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J. Edward Wamsley

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Photograph of J. Edward Wamsley; "Former Decatur photographer who was acquitted of the murder of his father-in-law in 1913. In 1915 he had a studio in Mattoon. Photo ran in the Decatur Herald Aug 3, 1913."

Robert Walter, Jr.

Photograph of Robert Walter, Jr. as a child holding a violin. Son of Prof. Robert Walter, Sr. former director of the Goodman Band in Decatur. In 1926, when he was 19 years old, he joined his father in the firm of Robert Walter and Son, instructors…

Prof. Robert Walter, Sr.

Photograph of Prof. Robert Walter, Sr. (died 11/13/1931). Leader of the Goodman Band of Decatur for over 40 yeas and director of music at the Powers Grand Opera House. He was also a private music instructor. Photo by Van Deventer of Decatur, IL.

Louis Carl Waltens

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Photograph of Louis Carl Waltens; (died 11/20/1948). Owner of Decatur's first travel agency and a supporter of aviation in 1911. He and August Hendrian were the first to won and pilot an airplane in Illinois. He ws in the nursery and grocery…

Anthony "Tony" Walser

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Photograph of Anthony "Tony" Walser; "Cigar Maker was member of Volunteer Firemen's Association. Funeral services for Anthony Walser, 79, a life-long resident and prominent figure in Decatur civic life, who died in St. Mary's Hospital Sunday…

I. A. Wallins (Isador Abraham)

Photograph of I. A. (Isadore Abraham) Wallins; Decatur agent for New York Life Insurance Co. In 1909 he purchased the Zuckerman women's ready-to-wear business at 151 N. Water and changed the name to Wallins and Co. He quit this business in 1915. In…

Isador Abraham Wallins

Photograph of Isador Abrahm Wallins, Decatur aent for New York Life Insurance Co. Photo by VanDeventer Studio of Decatur.

Dr. J. Frank Wallace

Photograph of Dr. J. Frank Wallace; (died 5/6/1952). Former Decatur optometrist. After attending Decatur schools he attended a school of pharmacy, then entered the optometry business in Decatur. He was first located at 256 N. Main St., and in 1931…

Smith E. Walker

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Photograph of Smith E. Walker; (died 4/16/1926). Cashier of Millikin National Bank. He came to Decatur about 1890 and entered the bank as a teller. After a time he became assistant cashier, and later, cashier. He was an active member of the Mason.…

John A. Wagner, Sr.

Photograph of John A. Wagner, Sr. President of Wagner Castings 1933-1967. In 1967 elected Chairman of Board and Chief Executive Officer.