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David Patterson

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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.

Headquarters for the State Council of Defense

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Photo of the interior of the Decatur headquarters for the State Council of Defense during WWI

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…

Mark H. "Smiley" McEvoy

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Photograph of Mark H. "Smiley" McEvoy, (b. 2/4/1878, d. 11/9/1932). He was Deputy County Clerk 25 years, 1907-1932. Republican precinct committeeman for 34th District over 20 years. Charter member Knights of Columbus and member St. Patrick's Catholic…

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.…

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…

Photo of 1st Lt. Charles H. Kiick in Flight Uniform

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Herald and Review Library: Photo of 1st Lt. Charles H. Kiick; Article on back of photo: "First Lt. Charles H. Kiick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kiick, rural route 8, Decatur, is flight engineer on one of the F-13 planes that will circle the 74…

Photo of 1st Lt. William L. Janssen in Flight Uniform

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Herald and Review Library: Photo of 1st Lt. William L. Janssen; Written on back of photo; "Member of occupation forces serving in the Pacific Theater."

Photo of 1st Lt. William L. Janssen in Uniform

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Herald and Review Library: Photo of 1st Lt. William L. Janssen; Article on back of photo; "William L. Janssen, son of J. W. Janssen, 312 South Edward street, recently received his silver pilot's wings and the commission of second lieutenant at the…

Photo of 2nd Lt. Richard A. Hardin in Uniform

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Herald and Review Library: Photo of 2nd. Lt. Richard A. Hardin; Article on back of photo: "Richard A. Hardin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hardin, of Argenta, was recently commissioned a second lieutenant in the armored forces at Fort Knox, Ky. Before…