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Photo of Rev. Horace Reed

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Photograph of Rev. Horace Reed; (died 11/15/1914). Methodist minister who at the time of death was one of the oldest in the Methodist conference. He came to the pastorate of the First Methodist Church in Decatur in 1874 and remained 2 years. He…

Photo of Rev. H. C. Gibbs

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Photograph of Rev. H. C. Gibbs, member of the Preacher's Aid Society for 42 years. He was at one time pastor of the First Methodist Church in Decatur, coming in here in 1901. He was connected with the society in various relationships, as, pastor,…

Photos of Rev. William J. Davidson

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Photograph of Dr. William J. Davidson, retired Methodist minister. Was minister at the Decatur First Methodist Church from 1902-1907 during which time the church at the corner of Church and North streets was built. He was also president of Nebraska…

Photos of People attending church on Easter at First United Methodist.

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Photograph of church members leaving First Methodist Church on Easter morning. "Gay, flowered hats partially relieved the monotony of heavy suits worn by the Easter parade crowd which left First Methodist church March 31, 1907. Despite the fact that…

Photos of The First Methodist Church

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Photograph from a postcard of the First Methodist Church, 201 W. North Street, Decatur, IL. Photograph of First Methodist Church taken in 1934. Photograph of the interior of First Methodist Church. Photograph of First Methodist Church, corner of W.…

Ervin P. McCune

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Photograph of Ervin P. McCune (died 11/24/1951). Illinois Power Co. employee 45 years, retiring in 1948 as superintendent of the steam heat department. Came to Decatur Dec. 1, 1903 t take charge of Decatur plant of Decatur Railway & Light co. as…

A.S. Knouff

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Photograph of A.S. Knouff (b. 3/17/1837, d. 3/26/1926). He was the secretary of Decatur Lumber & Manufacturing Co. He worked there for 35 years, and retired in January 1926. Knouff was a member of the First Methodist Church. The photo was taken…

John G. Imboden

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Photograph of John G. Imboden (d. 10/1925). He was an internationally renown cattle feeder how raised Hereford calves, and was a butcher for many years. He also worked as a superintendent of the First Methodist Church. He was also the state…

Dr. Lulu C. Hartwig

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Photograph of Dr. Lulu C. Hartwig (d. 8/1/1954). She was a practicing osteopath in Decatur since 1908. She graduated from the American School of Osteopath in Kirksville, MO, and worked in Manhattan, KS for two years before coming to Decatur. …

Ralph O. Conklin

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Photograph of Ralph O. Conklin (b. 2/4/1978, d. 1/1/1955). He was the son of Amos Conklin, and the co-owner of the old Conklin Bakery Co., where he pioneered the manufacture of pre-sliced bread in 1929. Conklin was a member of the First Methodist…