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William T. Peake

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Photograph of William T. Peake (died 4/29/1921) Decatur jeweler and watch maker. For 18 years he was employed in the jewelry store of his father's, J. L. Peake. In 1904 he went into business for himself at 149 E. Main St. For eight years he served…

George W. Kraft

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Photograph of George W. Kraft (d. 8/21/1851, d. 8/26/1931). He was a business man and hotel owner, who was originally from Baltimore, MD. He came to Decatur at 13 years old, and was enrolled in the 3rd Ward School. He spent his summers working for…