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

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…

Louis Carl Waltens

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Photograph of Louis Carl Waltens; (died 11/20/1948). Owner of Decatur's first travel agency and a supporter of aviation in 1911. He and August Hendrian were the first to won and pilot an airplane in Illinois. He ws in the nursery and grocery…

I. A. Wallins (Isador Abraham)

Photograph of I. A. (Isadore Abraham) Wallins; Decatur agent for New York Life Insurance Co. In 1909 he purchased the Zuckerman women's ready-to-wear business at 151 N. Water and changed the name to Wallins and Co. He quit this business in 1915. In…

Sherman J. McClelland

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Photograph of Sherman J. McClelland (born 1/12/1864; died 6/14/1945). In whole sale grocery business from 1888-1928, later going into real estate and insurance. Member and past president Millikin University board of managers. Former manager of the…

Samuel D. May

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Photograph of Samuel D. May (died Aug 17, 1941). Retired Decatur grocer. He was in the grocery business 47 years. He sold his at 134 S. Main in 1922. He was a former director of the Macon Co. Coal Co. He was the oldest living member of Ionic Lodge…

Joseph B. Dinges

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Photograph of Joseph B. Dinges (d. 11/6/1916). He was the nephew of W.H. Linn, the founder of Linn & Scruggs, and worked for him in his store for many years. He later had a grocery business with James Coop that was sold to Bradley Bros. Later in…