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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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  • Tags: VanDeventer of Decatur

George S. Simpson

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Photograph of George S. Simpson; (died 4/14/1923). Pioneer of Decatur and Macon County. He helped to build the political wigwam in in State Street in which Abraham Lincoln spoke during his presidential campaign. He served as alderman from the Third…

Capt. Robert P. Lytle

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Photograph of Capt. Robert P. Lytle; (died May 4, 1913). Assistant postmaster. He was appointed postmaster in 1875 and held that office several years. In 1897 he was named assistant postmaster. Before entering the post office he formed a partnership…

James C. Lyons

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Photograph of James C. Lyons (died April 15, 1942). Real estate dealer and insurance salesman of Decatur. He came to Decatur in 1890 and was employed by Linn and Scruggs Co. for 8 years. About 1905 he entered the real estate and insurance business.…