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Photograph of James Doolen, Omar Harris, and Samuel Morthland

Photograph of James Doolen, Omar Harris and Samuel Morthland taken in 1917. Doolen was a former captain of the Fire Department. He served over 31 years on the force. He took up farming after retiring from the Fire Department. Harris was formerly with…

Dr. Arthur F. Wilhelmy

Photograph of Dr. Arthur F. Wilhelmy; (died 4/16/1920). He started his practice of medicine in Decatur about 1897 after graduating from the Cincinnati College of Medicine. He was elected county physician soon after taking up his practice here. He was…

Albert G. Webber

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Photograph of Albert G. Webber; (died 5/2/1947); came to Decatur from Germany about 1863; admitted to practice law in 1879; retired in 1942, his 64th year as an attorney; charter member of the First English Lutheran Church and a member of the Masons.…

William A. Wallender

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Photograph of William A. Wallender; (died 4/10/1937). President of the Wallender-Pennington printing company. He became associated with the printing business with the firm of Wallender, Wilder, and Mattes. In 1920 he became manager of the retail…

Smith E. Walker

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Photograph of Smith E. Walker; (died 4/16/1926). Cashier of Millikin National Bank. He came to Decatur about 1890 and entered the bank as a teller. After a time he became assistant cashier, and later, cashier. He was an active member of the Mason.…

Charles E. Vulgamott

Photograph of Charles E. Vulgamott; (died 4/15/1933). Former Macon County supervisor. He was member of the Vulgamott & Wheeler Implement firm in Cerro Gordo, IL. He served on the Macon Co. board of supervisors for 8 years. At the time of this death…

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…

Benjamin Z. Taylor

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Photograph of Benjamin Z. Taylor; (born 1849; died April 1904; married Mrs. Elizabeth May, 2/27/1901). Mr. Taylor was in the grain commission business and mayor of Decatur for one term; member of the Elks' and Masons. Photo ran 11/11/1903; photo by…

Dan W. Tait

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Photograph of Dan W. Tait; (born 8/22/1874; died 12/20/1942). married Margaret Wallace 9/17/1901. Veteran automobile dealer and a member of one of Decatur's oldest families; active in Masonic affairs. photo ran 12/21/1942. Photo by VanDeventer.