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Honore Martyn Owen, Sr. and family

Photograph of Honore Martyn, Sr. (born 12/30/1866; died 11/6/1947) married Susanna Francis, 11/30//1892; son Honore Martyn Owen, Jr. and daughter Helen Francis who died in 1904; principal of Brown's Business College and Dean of Decatur Educators;…

John H. Neher

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Photograph of John H. Neher; (born 6/7/1860; died 4/10/1939; married Jennie Stockdale 11/22/1882; she died 9/2/1935). John was executive head of the Decatur Credit Rating bureau which he organized in 1923; member of Rotary Club, Decatur Club and…

Mrs. Albert H. Cope

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Photograph of Mrs. Albert H. Cope (b. 11/24/1860, d. 9/17/1952). She had married George H. Theobald (d. 1/31/1925), and Albert H. Cope in 1927. Albert was a brick contractor who served several terms as the city building inspector. He was also a…

Mrs. Gus Wilmeth (Mayme Freeman)

Photograph of Mrs. Gus Wilmeth; (Mayme Freeman) born. 8/21/1868; died 12/26/1925. She was the wife of G. W. Wilmeth, resident of Decatur for 52 years. He died in 1940. he was for 20 years employed in the Folrath Shoe Store in Decatur. He later became…

Photograph of 417 W. Prairie Ave.

Photograph of 417 W. Prairie Ave. This house was built by Oliver Z. Greene in 1882. It was willed to his daughter, Mrs. K.H. Roby, Jr., after his death. It was bought by the First Baptist Church in 1923 and was included in the structure of the new…

Wilbur C. Dimock

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Photograph of Wilbur C. Dimock (d. 1/27/1920), one of the oldest real estate dealers in Central Illinois. He was also a member of the Johnson & Dimock real estate firm. He was one of Decatur's best known citizens and a trustee of the First Baptist…