Charles S. Hankins

Dublin Core

Title

Charles S. Hankins

Subject

Charles S. Hankins
Decatur Independent Telephone Co.
Illinois Bell Telephone Co.
underground telephone cables
real estate
201 N. Main St.
City Council
Mayor nomination
Republican central committee chairman
Decatur Herald and Review
Decatur, IL
1897
Photo File: Biography
photograph

Description

Photograph of Charles S. Hankins (d. 10/1/1933). He was the former owner and operator of the Decatur Independent Telephone Co., which he sold to the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in 1907. He was a pioneer in the use of underground telephone cables, and encouraged the adoption of a state law requiring their use in business sections. he came to Decatur in 1882, and had a real estate business at 201 N. Main St. He sat on the city council in 1895-1896, and was a candidate for nomination for mayor in 1897. He also served as the Republican County Central Committee Chairman. The photo ran in the Decatur Herald or Daily Review in 1897.

Creator

unknown

Source

Photo File: Biography - Hankins, Charles S.

Publisher

Decatur Herald and Review, Decatur, IL
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL

Date

1897

Contributor

Charles S. Hankins

Rights

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Relation

none

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BIO166

Coverage

Charles S. Hankins, Decatur Independent Telephone Co., underground telephone cables, real estate, city council, nomination for mayor, Republican County Central Committee chairman, Decatur Herald and Review, Decatur IL

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

5.25x3.75"

Files

BIO166-HANKINS_CHARLES_S, C1897.jpg

Citation

unknown , “Charles S. Hankins,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed September 17, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/2103.