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Arthur Van Cleve

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Photograph of Arthur Van Cleve; (died 11/1/1950). He was formerly a Decatur attorney. He practiced law in Decatur after his graduation from the U. of I. law school in 1911 until he entered service in World War I. After his return from France he moved…

Dr. Joseph W. Van Cleve

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Photograph of Dr. Joesph W. Van Cleve (born 2/19/1859; died 5/28/1926). Pastor of the Grace Methodist church for five years 1903 to 1908.

Elmer R. Elder and His Family

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Photograph of Elmer R. Elder (b. 1/13/1878, d. 2/4/1928) and his family. Elder was elected mayor of Decatur in 1923 over Dan Dinneen. He entered politics in 1920, and was elected to the board of supervisors as the Assistant Supervisor of Decatur…

George A. Stouffer

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Photograph of George A. Stouffer; (died 12/6/1947). Member of Stouffer Bros. Contracting Co. Came to Decatur from Macon in 1897. Member of Grace Methodist Church.

Mr. & Mrs. John K. Wells' Oral History

This is the oral history of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Wells. They were interviewed by Betty Turnell on June 22, 1986. The interview includes their childhoods, and John's career in life insurance.

Mrs. Bertha Gray Storer

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Photograph of pencil sharpener invented by Mrs. Bertha Gray Storer. She was the wife of Will Storer and former Decatur resident, died 7/7/1936 in Long Island, New York. She was the daughter of Alonzo and Rachael Gray. She was the organist at Grace…

Mrs. David S. (Anna) Shellabarger

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Photograph of Mrs. David S. (Anna) Shellabarger; (died 6/28/1928). She was the daughter of David Krone, pioneer Drug Store in Decatur. She was a charter member of Stapp's Chapel, which later became the Grace Methodist Church. She traveled extensively…

Mrs. David S. (Anna) Shellabarger

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Photograph of Mrs. David S. (Anna) Shellabarger; born 1/8/1843; died 6/28/1928; married David S. Shellabarger, 1/6/1862; who was founder of the Shellabarger Milling Co. She was a charter member of Stapp's Chapel, which later became Grace Methodist…

Photo of Stapp's Chapel

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Photograph of Stapp's Chapel. for many years the church building that housed the Grace Methodist congregation at Eldorado and Franklin Streets was known as Stapp's Chapel. the church was organized in 1866 and a mission building erected. As the…

Photograph of 925 N. Main St.

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Photograph of 925 N. Main St. This house was built in 1865 and 1866 by J.Q. Brown who lived there until about 1874 when he sold it to Dr. W.A. Barnes. Dr. Barnes sold it in 1891 to James D. Tait, who left it to his son, Joseph S. Tait. In 1921 the…