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Arthur M. Waggoner

Photograph of Arthur M. Waggoner; Decatur Architect in 1934 was appointed C. W. A. purchasing agent for Macon County, IL. He was formerly connected with the C. J. Aschauer Contractors.

William A. Underwood

Photograph of William A. Underwood; (born 1/4/1861; died 1/1/5/1931; married Belle Lyons on 3/5/1885.) Sheriff of Macon Co. from 1922 to 1926; member of the Odd Fellow lodge at Casner and Easterly Camp 1626, MWA in Decatur. Photo ran 1/16/1931.

Charles A. Thrift

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Photograph of Charles A. Thrift; (died 2/27/1935) married Jennie McKinley, 1/12/1887. Twice elected sheriff of Macon County, first in 1902 and again in 1926.

Charles E. Tandy

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Photograph of Charles E. Tandy; (died July 1924; married Caroline Talbott, 2/3/1887); Sheriff of Macon County, IL. 1914-1919. Photo ran 7/2/1924.

Daniel "Big Dan" Sullivan

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Photograph of Daniel "Big Dan" Sullivan (died 4/8/1926). "Big Dan" Sullivan formerly chief of police of Decatur and a former deputy sheriff of Macon County. Daniel Sullivan was born in Jacksonville, but came to Decatur when a very young man. He went…

Leonard Stevens Cabin Site

Photograph of Leonard Stevens --Cabin Site. Team of horses pulling wagon with three people and another horse hitched to wagon. Stevens was the first white settler in Macon Co. Came to Macon Co. about 1821 and settled about 3 miles northwest of…

John Pistorius

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Photograph of John Pistorius, prominent farmer of Macon County, IL. (died 6/23/1910). John Pistorius lived in Boody, IL. He at one time owned 1400 acres of the best Macon County land which he divided among his children. He came here from Germany in…

Mrs. E. F. Platt (Bertha)

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Photograph of Mrs. E. F. Platt; (born 4/2/1875; died 4/8/1955). Married Edward Platt, he was twice chief of the Decatur Fire Department; she was superintendent of the Girls Welfare Home from 1920-1927. Photo by Lindquist Studio, ran in the Decatur…

Mont E. Peniwell

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Photograph of Mont E. Peniwell; (died Mar 3, 1925). Manager of the Goodman Band 1883-1903. Elected City Treasurer in 1896, served 2 terms. Elected City Clerk then and served 2 terms. Later was Deputy Co. Treasurer, County Clerk. Sheriff 1918-1922.…

David Patterson

Photograph of David Patterson; (died Mar 7, 1919). Wealthy land owner and farmer of Macon County, IL. He was member of the Masons and Knights Templar. Photo by VanDeventer of Decatur, IL.