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Photo of Lewis W. Stuckey

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Photograph of Lewis W. Stuckey, retired furniture dealer. He retired from the furniture business in 1946. He had been in the furniture business in Decatur for 41 years. He was a partner of the Weilepp & Stuckey furniture firm which opened a store in…

Photo of William Scruggs

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Photograph of William Scruggs, of Linn and Scruggs Department Store, Decatur, IL. William Scruggs died 5/30/1909 in St. Louis, Missouri. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, IL. Photo of horse drawn delivery trucks.

Photo of the John Irwin Clothiers

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Photograph of the John Irwin Clothiers, 108 E. Prairie St., Decatur, IL. Mr. Irwin, who lived at 366 W. Decatur Street, was apparently out of business in 1891, according to the directory. The children of John Irwin, and his wife, Alta Barber Irwin,…

Photos of the W. H. Grindol & Sons Monument Co.

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Photograph of W. H. Grindol and Sons. Left to right, Walter E. Grindol, W. H. Grindol,, and John F. Grindol. Walter E. Grindol (died 2/11/1930.) He was associated with his father and brother W. H. Grindol & Sons monument business. He specialized in…

Photo of John G. Imboden

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Photograph of John G. Imboden; (died 10/15/1925). He was internationally known as a cattle man. he was widely recognized as a judge of cattle, having judged in Madison Square Garden in New York and at the Chicago World's Fair. He was for several…

Photo of Miss Mary C. Gregory

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Photograph of Miss Mary C. Gregory (died 1/18/1932). Decatur and Macon County teacher for 57 years. She was active in the W.C.T.U. work and was a past state secretary of that organization. Photo by Wassons of Decatur.

Photo of Tunis Wilson Funeral Procession

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Photographs of the funeral procession for Tunis Wilson; (died 4/20/1917). Tunis Wilson was a second lieutenant in Company L. of the Fifth Infantry Regiment of Illinois. He was recruiting men for his company when he contracted pneumonia and died. His…

Photo of People With Hay Wagons, Mules and Horses

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Photograph of making hay at the home of Grandma Emma. Carmi, Louie and Ma Emma standing by mules. The family horse "old Maud" hitched to "top buggy". Photo taken 1905 in Cisco, IL. About 3 miles north of Cisco, IL.

Photo of Preston Jackson

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Photograph of Preston Jackson leaning against a brick wall.

Photos of Decatur Fountain Co. and L. H. Alvord

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Photograph of the Decatur Fountain Co. taken in 1910. Located at the north end of Lowber St. in what was known as the Chamber of Commerce addition. Photo ran Nov. 27, 1910 in the Decatur newspaper. Photograph of L. H. Alvord, President of Decatur…