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Photograph of Professor Henry Clay Stanley
Former professor of Commerce and Finance at Millikin University. In 1917 he was charged with bigamy and sent to the penitentiary at Chester. He was released in 1918 after serving eleven months.
Photograph of the R.O.T.C. at Millikin University
Photograph of the R.O.T.C. outside of Millikin University thought to be taken in 1917.
Photographs from the Powers Office Building Fire
Photographs from the April 7, 1914 fire that destroyed the Powers building properties at Water and Main streets. The properties destroyed and affected included the Powers estate, Linn & Scruggs store, the Leavenworth Store, the Powers Theater,…
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Photographs of John D. "Jack" Duffey
Photographs of John D. "Jack" Duffey; died March 23, 1937. Veteran Decatur Fireman. He served nearly 35 years on the Fire Department. He left the Fire Department about 1912 and for about 12 years was head of Mueller's Fire Department. Later he served…
Capt. Robert P. Lytle
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…
Photograph of A.S. Knouff (b. 3/17/1837, d. 3/26/1926). He was the secretary of Decatur Lumber & Manufacturing Co. He worked there for 35 years, and retired in January 1926. Knouff was a member of the First Methodist Church. The photo was taken…
Photograph of Fred Kipp (d. 8/8/1928). He was a prominent grocer in Decatur. He came to Decatur in 1882, and was in business with Mark Moran for several years before going out on his own. The store was located on E. Eldorado St. Kipp was a former…
George Chandler Kinsman
Photograph of George Chandler Kinsman (d. 9/18/1938). He was the former superintendent of the Wabash telegraph system. He left Decatur in 1912, after working 44 years for the Wabash Railroad, and moved to California. His second wife was Abbie…
Photograph of A.M. Kenney. He was the former presiden of the Citizens National Bank, and resigned in 1929. The photo was taken by Vandeventer around 1917, and used in the Decatur Daily Review.
John A. Keck
Photograph of John A. Keck (d. 8/7/1928). He was the proprietor of the Keck Cigar Box Factory. He was a printer for Kimball and Lindsay Co. and Mueller Manufacturing Co. He was also a cabinet maker for Decatur Furniture Co. Keck went into business…
Exterior Photographs of Millikin University
Various photographs taken of the exterior of Millikin University. Most of these photographs were taken in the early 1900's, while the photograph…