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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…

Sherman J. McClelland

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Photograph of Sherman J. McClelland (born 1/12/1864; died 6/14/1945). In whole sale grocery business from 1888-1928, later going into real estate and insurance. Member and past president Millikin University board of managers. Former manager of the…

Mrs. David S. (Anna) Shellabarger

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

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…

Mrs. Bertha Gray Storer

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…

George A. Stouffer

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.

Arthur Van Cleve

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…

Rev. Joseph W. Van Cleve

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Photograph of Rev. Joseph W. Van Cleve; (died 6/29/1926). Former pastor of the Grace Methodist church in Decatur. He was a member of the board of control of the Epworth League after 1896. He came to Decatur in 1903, and during pastorate here the…

Dr. Joseph W. Van Cleve

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.

Photos of the W. H. Grindol & Sons Monument Co.

Photograph of W. H. Grindol and Sons. Left to right, Walter E. Grindol, W. H. Grindol,, and John F. Grindol. Walter E. Grindol (died 2/11/1930.) He was associated with his father and brother W. H. Grindol & Sons monument business. He specialized in…