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Photograph of nominating E. S. McDonald for mayor.

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Nominating E.S. McDonald for mayor. Photo taken March 22, 1907 at 5 p.m. Print from J.K. Stafford collection of negatives taken in the late 1890's and early 1900's which were in possession of Mr. and Mrs. Jack French of Cerro Gordo in 1954-recovered…

Charles F. Shilling

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Photography of Charles F. Shilling (born 9/27/1857; died 12/30/1917; married Lucy Shaw in 1870). He came to Decatur in 1879 and opened a drug store, in 1882 he was manager and captain of Decatur's first semi-professional ball team, the Decatur Reds.…

Judge William L. Hammer

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Photograph of Judge William L. Hammer (d. 5/20/1903). Hammer held the following offices: Christian Co. constable (1843-1846), Christian Co. sheriff (1846-1854), Decatur Justice of the Peace (1857-1860), Macon Co. Circuit Clerk (1860-1868), President…

Michael Fahay

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Photograph of Michael Fahay (d. 3/3/1941). Fahay established a hardware store and tin shop at 1102 E. Eldorado in 1894. He sold the shop to Richard E. Harner in 1937. Fahay was prominent in politics and served as alderman from the fifth ward from…

Michael Fahay

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Photograph of Michael Fahay (d. 3/3/1941). He established a hardware store and tin shop at 1102 E. Eldorado St. in 1894, and sold it in 1937 to Richard E. Harner. Fahay was prominent in politices, and served as alderman from the fifth ward from…

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…

Charles E. Lee's Oral History

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This is the oral history of Charles E. Lee. He was interviewed in December 1980 by Betty Turnell. The interview covers his life in Decatur, World War I, prohibition, practicing law, becoming a state Senator and Mayor of Decatur, and prominent…