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Mrs. Carl C. Block (Jeanette Powers)

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Photograph of Mrs. Carl C. Block holding her violin. She was Jeanette Powers before she married Carl Block. Mrs. Block died Aug 1, 1942. She lived in Peoria, formerly Decatur. She was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Block & Kuhl Department…

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…

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.…

William T. Peake

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Photograph of William T. Peake (died 4/29/1921) Decatur jeweler and watch maker. For 18 years he was employed in the jewelry store of his father's, J. L. Peake. In 1904 he went into business for himself at 149 E. Main St. For eight years he served…

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.

Dr. M. P. Parrish

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Photograph of Dr. M. P. Parrish (born 8/4/1868; died 5/27/1925) married Francis Emma Barkley. Chief surgeon of the Wabash Hospital since 1913; member Stephen Decatur Lodge No. 979, Macon Co. Chapter No. 21, R.A.M., Beaumanoir Commandery No. 9,…

John H. Park

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Photograph of John H. Park; (died 6/8/1926) resident of Harristown for many years. He was for many years a traveling salesman. He first sold for the Haworth Wagon Factory in Decatur and later for other concerns. He retired from the road in 1900 but…

Jerry P. Nicholson

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Photograph of Jerry P. Nicholson; (died Feb 25, 1917). He was first elected Macon County Sheriff in 1894. From 1906 to 1910 he served as a deputy. In 1910 he was again elected sheriff. After his first term as sheriff expires he was street…

Henry C. Mowry

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Photograph of Henry C. Mowry; (died in 1908). Prominent grain dealer of Forsyth, Illinois. In 1867 he bought an elevator in Forsyth. About 1895 he sold out to J. B. Good and later Good sold to the Shellabarger Elevator Co. Photo by VanDeventer of…

Joseph Mills

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Photograph of Joseph Mills (died July 6, 1913). Veteran Decatur lumberman. He bought land at the corner of N. Main and William Streets in 1853 and started a carpenter shop. He was a contractor and building until 1878. During this time he erected,…