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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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  • Tags: Sleeth

Walter Hutchin

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Photograph of Walter Hutchin (d. 12/18/1917). He was a shoe salesman for 29 years. Came to Decatur in 1880, and worked or W.F. Busher in a shoe store on E. Main St. After 4 years, he left Busher and bought shoe stock of I.B. Massey at 117 N. Water…

Charles L. Hovey

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Photograph of Charles L. Hovey (D. 3/1/1917). He came to Decatur from Bloomington in 1880, and worked as an agent for the Illinois Central Railroad and the P.D.&E. Railroad for 18 years. He also worked for the Cereal Mill, V.H. Parke & Son, and…

Mrs. Charles L. Hovey

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Photograph of Mrs. Charles L. (Anna) Hovey (d. 1/4/1946). She was the wife of Charles L. Hovey, and both were prominent in Masonic circles. He was the first superintendent at the Illinois Masonic Home in Sullivan, and she was the first matron…

Louis E. Griswold

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Photograph of Louis E. Griswold. He owned a hardware store at the corner of E. Main St. and Water St. He left Decatur in 1899, and moved to Chicago. His wife was a daughter of Sarah A. Durfee. The photo was taken by Sleeth of Decatur, and used in…