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Photograph of nominating E. S. McDonald for mayor.

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Nominating E.S. McDonald for mayor. Photo taken March 22, 1907 at 5 p.m. Print from J.K. Stafford collection of negatives taken in the late 1890's and early 1900's which were in possession of Mr. and Mrs. Jack French of Cerro Gordo in 1954-recovered…

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…

William Lincoln Shellabarger

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Photograph of William Lincoln Shellabarger; died 2/3/1920. He was secretary and manager for the plant for the American Hominy Co. until 19804 when he resigned to attend to the business of the Shellabarger Elevator Co. The Hominy Plant was owned by…

Mrs. David B. Parr (Anna Rogers)

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Photograph of Mrs. David B. Parr, (Anna Rogers); former writer for the household page of the Decatur Herald newspaper. She was formerly county superintendent of schools in Douglas County, IL. She was a write of economics and prominent in politics. In…

John R. Miller

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Photograph of John R. Miller, (died Feb. 12, 1908). In his early life Miller was a tailor by trade, but after coming to Decatur in 1856 he worked in the Odor & Hughes Grocery store awhile and then went into the real estate business.. He became quite…

Robert I. Hunt

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Photograph of Robert I. Hunt (d. 1/9/1937). He came to Decatur in 1892, and married Ann Packard, daughter of Silas Packard. He was prominent in state and local politics, and helped organize and build the Suffern-Hunt Mill and Polar Ice and Storage…

Robert I. Hunt

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Photograph of Robert I. Hunt (d. 1/9/1937). He came to Decatur in 1892, and married Ann Packard, daughter of Silas Packard. He was prominent in state and city politics. He helped organize and build the Suffern-Hunt Mill and the Polar Ice and…